turf racing

Turf Endurance Series Returns To Woodbine, Kicks Off July 1

Woodbine’s Turf Endurance Series, which will offer $40,000 in bonuses to the winning connections this year, will kick off with a 1-3/8 mile first leg featured on the undercard of the third day of the Queen’s Plate Festival (Canada Day, July 1).  Subsequent legs expanding in distance will be held on August 5 (over 1-1/2 miles) and September 9 (1-5/8 […]

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Golden Gate Fields Cards All-Grass Lineup On Thursday

On Thursday, May 31, Golden Gate Fields will host a seven race, all-turf card, with each race scheduled on the lakeside turf course. First post is 12:45 PM Pacific time with gates opening for simulcasting at 10:00 AM Pacific time. “Turf racing is very popular amongst our horseplayers and fans,” said Golden Gate Fields general […]

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Kentucky Downs: Tickets For Open-Air Finish Line Pavilion Now Available Online

Kentucky Downs’ online ticket office is open for purchasing reserved seating at America’s most unique race meet, Sept. 1, 6, 8, 9 and 13. Tickets can be bought at http://kentuckydowns.com/racing/live-racing/buy-tickets. The popular tent at the track’s finish line is being transformed into the open-air Finish Line Pavilion, a permanent structure whose seating will expand from […]

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Average Handle Up 36 Percent At Close Of Monmouth-At-Meadowlands Meeting

The all turf Monmouth-at-Meadowlands meet came to a close on Saturday night with huge gains in on-track and simulcast handle as Victor Lebron was leading rider and Jorge Navarro and John T. Toscano Jr. tied for top trainer. Having run eight cards over the Big M lawn, on-track handle averaged $151,422, an 82% increase over last year’s […]

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Four-Month Renovations, Second Turf Course Installation Completed At Aqueduct

Training has commenced in earnest at Aqueduct Racetrack as horsemen have settled into the New York Racing Association’s Ozone Park facility following an extensive renovation of the main track and the installation of a second turf course over the summer. Glen Kozak, NYRA’s Vice President of Facilities and Racing Surfaces, oversaw the project, which included […]

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Monmouth-At-Meadowlands Handle 37 Percent Higher Than In 2016

It was all in the family for Friday night’s early double at the all-turf Monmouth-at-Meadowlands meet as Ataway Max captured the opener and his older sister, More Trix, took the second on the six-race card.  Handle for the evening came in at $1,401,489, a 37% increase over the comparable night in 2016. With a three-wide rally, Ataway […]

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Monmouth-At-Meadowlands Handle Up 50 Percent On Opening Night

The all-turf Monmouth-at-Meadowlands Thoroughbred meet kicked off Friday night with Poochy storming down the stretch to take the $37,500 allowance feature by 8 ¼ lengths as handle on the six-program came in at $1,321,702, a 50.4% increase over last year’s opening night handle. “It was a great start to a great meet,” said Dennis Drazin, Chairman and […]

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Monmouth-At-Meadowlands Meet Begins Friday With 76 Entered On Six-Race Card

The Meadowlands kicks off the first of eight all-turf race cards on Friday, Sept. 22, with 76 horses entered across the six-race program. Friday’s action will be highlighted by a $37,500 allowance feature at five furlongs, which goes as the fifth race on the program. The Monmouth-at-Meadowlands meet runs through Saturday, Oct. 28, with live racing Fridays and […]

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The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine’s Twilight Racing Series: Positive Trends?

Last week on The Friday Show, we looked at five of the biggest challenges the Thoroughbred racing industry currently faces. This week, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick examine trends that appear to be going in the right direction. What are some things in the racing business that are trending positive and should be capitalized upon? […]

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Green It Up: Aqueduct Replacing Inner Track With Second Turf Course

Racing at New York’s Aqueduct Racetrack will look a little different this winter, as Thoroughbreds will be competing on the outer dirt track instead of the inner one for the first time since the inner dirt was installed in 1975. According to drf.com, the New York Racing Association has decided to replace Aqueduct’s inner dirt […]

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