Bob Ehalt

  • Firenze Fire wins the Jerome Stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack

    Firenze Fire Grinds Out Jerome Stakes Victory

    It took 12 days longer and a bigger effort than originally expected, but Firenze Fire's weather-delayed 3-year-old season started on a winning note on the first full day of racing at Aqueduct Racetrack in two weeks.

  • Horses leave the starting gate at Aqueduct Racetrack

    Weather Delays Aqueduct Stakes Races

    The combination of bitter cold temperatures and light snow forced NYRA to cancel its Dec. 30 card at Aqueduct Racetrack after four races and a continued Arctic freeze led to the scrapping of the Dec. 31 and Jan. 1 cards.

  • Catholic Boy draws clear in the Remsen Stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack

    Catholic Boy Relishes Switch to Dirt in Remsen

    Catholic Boy, a More Than Ready 2-year-old colt trained by Jonathan Thomas for Robert LaPenta, turned on his engine in the stretch and motored away to a decisive 4 3/4-length score in the Remsen Stakes (G2) at Aqueduct Racetrack Dec. 2

  • Indulgent wins the Go for Wand Handicap at Aqueduct Racetrack

    Indulgent Makes the Grade in Go For Wand

    Godolphin Racing's Indulgent notched her first graded stakes triumph Dec. 2 at Aqueduct Racetrack as she battled for the early lead, drew clear in the stretch, and held on for a length victory in the Go for Wand Handicap (G3).

  • Trainer Michelle Nevin kisses Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint contender By the Moon

    Emotional Breeders' Cup for Connections of By the Moon

    At the heart of By the Moon's Ballerina Stakes win was a brave comeback and an emotionally charged ownership change that caused a trainer with a modest stable to lose one of her two best horses and turned stablemates into rivals.

  • Elate is in control at the front of the field in the Beldame Stakes

    Elate Dominates Beldame Stakes

    There was no question Claiborne Farm and Adele Dilschneider's Elate was the best horse Sept. 30 in the $400,000 Beldame Stakes (G1), but at the top of the stretch it was still up in the air whether she would be able to show it.

  • Evaluating Turf Runners on Dirt

    While a turf horse might have turned in some seemingly good efforts on dirt in the past, those races might deserve an asterisk if they were off-the-turf events.

  • John Imbriale and Travis Stone are sharing announcer duties at Aqueduct Racetrack.

    Aqueduct Announcers Bring Youth, Experience

    During the winter months, Travis Stone and John Imbriale will divide time in the announcer's booth, stepping in for Larry Collmus, who will return to the microphone in early April, and give NYRA a pair of respected voices to call each day's races.

  • Jim McKay on a racing broadcast for ABC.

    Legends: Jim McKay

    Jim McKay was a devoted friend to horse racing. For all of the major sports and events he covered, the one that was dearest to his heart was the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) contested at Pimlico Race Course in McKay's home state of Maryland.

  • Woody Stephens

    Legends: Woody Stephens

    Trainer Woody Stephens often said that winning five consecutive editions of the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) was the biggest accomplishment in his Hall of Fame career.