Trainer Ramon "Mike" Hernandez, the oldest active trainer on The New York Racing Association circuit, is retiring at the age 86 after a 60-year career.
Jockey Jean-Luc Samyn, who was sidelined for nearly two months after cutting off two fingers in a snowblower accident, made a winning return to racing April 15 at Aqueduct.
Ocean Drive, whose maiden victory on closing day last year gave Todd Pletcher his first training title at Saratoga, leads a field of 14 into Monday's $100,000-added Lake George (gr. IIIT) for 3-year-old fillies.
Lovely Amanda, Beautiful America, Haggs Castle and Grey Comet won divisions of the New York Stallion Stakes at Aqueduct Sunday.
Chester and Mary Broman's Beautiful America overcame a troubled start, then came wide in the lane to overtake favored Combanchera and win the $100,000 Maid of the Mist for New York-bred, 2-year-old fillies by a half-length Saturday afternoon.
Sakatoga Stable's Funny Cide walloped nine other rivals to win the $83,975 Bertram F. Bongard for 2-year-old New York-breds Sunday at seven furlongs at Belmont.
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