The horsemen's group at Finger Lakes racetrack in upstate New York approved a deal Feb. 27 permitting the track to remain open this year in the face of new gambling competition that's expected to eat into purse account funds.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is proposing a plan to keep racing afloat at Finger Lakes Racetrack that calls for new contributions to a purse account from the track's owners.
Lady Sheila Stable's champion sprinter La Verdad delivered her first foal, a dark bay filly by Medaglia d'Oro, Feb. 13 at Vivien Malloy's Edition Farm in Hyde Park, N.Y.
War Dancer LLC partners with Vivien Malloy
Gov. Andrew Cuomo quietly squashed a NYRA restructuring bill with a "pocket veto."
Booming state-bred programs lift incoming stallion rosters
Multiple grade 2-placed and track record holder Normandy Invasion sired his first foal Jan. 14 when a filly arrived at Hilltop Stables near Deposit, N.Y. The son of Tapit, a Spendthrift stallion, stands at Keane Stud near Amenia, N.Y.
Stakes-placed son of Pulpit among 57 black-type horses under the first three dams.
New York racing regulators Jan. 20 released a set of proposed sweeping equine drug and recordkeeping rules that arose from the state's investigation into allegations made by PETA against trainer Steve Asmussen in 2013.
The first reported foal by Three Chimneys' stallion Fast Anna was born Jan. 14 at Five Oak Farm in Saratoga Springs, NY.
New York state would stop paying costs associated with equine drug testing in the horse racing industry, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has proposed in his new 2017 state budget plan.
The bay filly, bred by trainer Mike Ferraro and Blue Star Stable, was born at Waldorf Farm
Glenn DiSanto was an avid supporter of aftercare programs.
An influential New York state senator this week will take testimony about what the Thoroughbred industry envisions for the future of the New York Racing Association.
Simulcasting will return to Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack following a short-term deal between the track and the local HBPA.
Trainer Leandra Cooper will oversee operations at October Hill Farm near Fort Edward.
2016 leading New York sire Freud remains at $10,000
The New York Racing Association has announced a $1 million bonus to any Japan-based Thoroughbred who competes in and wins the 149th running of the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes (G1) June 10 at Belmont Park.
A New York-based veterinarian has been suspended by regulators for falsely submitting health certificates for three horses seeking to enter the grounds at Aqueduct Racetrack.
Thoroughbred trainers and assistant trainers will now be required to fulfill at least four hours annually of continuing education coursework in order to retain their racing licenses with New York state.
An effort in New York to set minimum annual continuing education thresholds for Thoroughbred trainers is back on track, with state regulators expected next week to embrace the new rule.
Dutchess Views Farm near Pine Plains, New York has announced the 2017 fees for its roster of stallions, which includes two of this year's leading New York sires, Big Brown and Bellamy Road.
Multiple graded stakes winner Paulassilverlining is set to make her first start since finishing third in the Nov. 5 Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (gr. I), headlining a field of seven Dec. 10 in the 31st running of the $125,000 Garland of Roses.
V. E. Day, winner of the 2014 Travers Stakes (gr. I), has been retired and will enter stud at Waldorf Farm near North Chatham, N. Y. He will stand for an introductory price of $6,500 in 2017.
The grade I-winning son of Mineshaft is being syndicated for 50 shares and will stand for an introductory fee of $10,000.
Legislation permitting the New York Jockey Injury Compensation Fund to look at alternative coverage options for its increasingly expensive workers compensation insurance program has been vetoed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Paul Pompa Jr.'s Connect exited his gutsy Nov. 26 victory in the $500,000 Cigar Mile (gr. I) at Aqueduct Racetrack in good shape, trainer Chad Brown reported from his Belmont Park base the morning of Nov. 27.
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BloodHorse.com is compiling a list of upcoming open house days showcasing stallions for the 2016 breeding season.
Sunrise Stallions of New York announced its 2017 stud fees. Big Brown will stand for $7,500; Frost Giant for $5,000; Heavy Breathing, $2,500.
Sticksstatelydude has raced at seven different racetracks and in four different states, but does his best in one--the Empire State.
Bigger Picture picked up his first graded victory and held off accomplished rivals to get the job done Nov. 12 at Aqueduct Racetrack, winning the $200,000 Red Smith Handicap (gr. IIIT) over Danish Dynaformer and Wake Forest.
The New York Gaming Commission's board Nov. 1 rejected a hearing officer's recommendation to drop a suspension order against Thoroughbred jockey Luis Saez for a "careless riding" incident and demanded a new examination into the matter.
Curalina, Syndergaard, and other Todd Pletcher trainees put in Breeders Cup works at Belmont Park Oct. 23.
Maybe it was the extra distance or maybe it was the sloppy going, but in his third start Hotfoot became freshman sire Aikenite's first winner with a 9 1/2-length gate-to-wire romp in a $62,500 maiden claiming race Oct. 21 at Belmont Park.
There was no mistaking Lady Eli's will to win the $500,000 Flower Bowl Stakes (gr. IT) Oct. 8 at Belmont Park.
In a stunning move, jockey Antonio Gallardo, the country’s leader in races won, has changed his plans and will now move his tack not to California but to New York with a new agent.
Rogers Dream won Sept. 27 by a length at Finger Lakes
Son of War Front will stand at Rockridge Stud
Shaman Ghost, Mubtaahij, Effinex lead cast
The 10-year-old son of Street Cry will remain in New York and will stand at Irish Century Farm near Saratoga Springs.
Trainer Jimmy Jerkens reported that Shaman Ghost was in good shape the morning after his head victory over Mubtaahij and Frosted in the Sept. 3 Woodward (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course.
A field of 10 talented runners will line up for the final stakes of the 2016 Saratoga Race Course meet in the $250,000 Bernard Baruch Handicap (gr. IIT) on the Sept. 5 Closing Day program.
Stronach Stables' Ontario-bred Shaman Ghost, the 2015 Queen's Plate winner, dove to victory in a four-horse photo Sept. 3 and nosed out Mubtaahij to steal the $600,000 Woodward Stakes (gr. I) Sept. 3 at Saratoga Race Course.
A battle between two daughters of Tapit that unfolded midstretch in the $350,000 Spinaway Stakes (gr. I) resulted in a dead heat between Pretty City Dancer and Sweet Loretta. The final time was 1:24.18.
Homebred Inspector Lynley benefitted from a perfectly timed ride from Joel Rosario and edged out favored Camelot Kitten for an upset in the $300,000 Saranac Stakes (gr. IIIT) Sept. 3 at Saratoga Race Course.
What is being called the first international horseracing convention and trade show has been scheduled for August 2017 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., event organizers announced Sept. 2.
Keane Stud has acquired controlling ownership of second-crop sire Dublin; The Lumber Guy sold to stand in Chile.
Dr. Patricia Hogan will be honored with the first-ever New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association "EquiStar Award" for her dedication and outstanding work on behalf of New York's retired racehorses.
Kirk Wycoff of Three Diamonds Farm Aug. 29 filed an appeal to the New York State Gaming Commission regarding the decision of the stewards to take no action against longshot Inordinate in the Aug. 27 Sword Dancer Stakes (gr. IT).
Frosted emerged from his Aug. 6 Whitney (gr. I) victory in fine fettle at Saratoga Race Course, and returns Sept. 3 to take on eight rivals in the $600,000 Woodward Stakes (gr. I).
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