Bob Ehalt

  • Irish-bred Off Limits schools in the paddock at Keeneland

    Schwartz Hopeful for Second Just a Game with Off Limits

    Owner Martin Schwartz first won the Longines Just a Game Stakes (G1T) in 2006 with Gorella, and he'll try for a long-delayed encore June 9 in the one-turn mile turf stakes for fillies and mares, when trainer Chad Brown sends out Off Limits.

  • La Sardane fights through the stretch to win the Intercontinental by a neck at Belmont Park

    French-Bred La Sardane Tops Intercontinental Field

    Group 2 winner La Sardane rallied from fourth in a field of eight to post a neck victory over the Bob Baffert-trained Faypien in the $200,000 Intercontinental Stakes (G3T) going seven furlongs June 7 at Belmont Park.

  • Jockeys' Guild chairman John Velazquez

    Jockeys Delay Saturday Card at Belmont Park

    Jockeys delayed the start of the first race at Belmont Park by 37 minutes May 12 to register their dissatisfaction with the state of ongoing contract negotiations between the Jockeys' Guild and the New York Racing Association.

  • Tale of Silence (inside) edges a trio of challengers to win the Westchester Stakes at Belmont Park

    Tale of Silence Upsets Westchester Stakes

    One day after 2017 Kentucky Derby victor Always Dreaming finished fifth in the Alysheba Stakes (G2) at Churchill Downs, Preakness Stakes (G1) winner Cloud Computing made his 4-year-old debut May 5 and also finished unplaced in a graded stakes.

  • Robbie Davis April 18 at Aqueduct Racetrack

    AARP Card Can't Keep Davis Out of Saddle

    With his comeback underway and just four horses in his stable, Davis knows if he is serious about riding on a regular basis, he will have to find horsemen willing to take a chance on a rider 16 years removed from his last graded stakes win.

  • Army Mule gets a 6 1/4-length win in the Carter Handicap at Aqueduct

    Army Mule Rolls in Carter Handicap

    Making his stakes debut at the highest level, Army Mule found room inside off the turn and rolled to 6 1/4-length score in the $400,000 Carter Handicap April 7 at Aqueduct Racetrack.

  • Restoring Hope (inside) works in company with Solomini at Santa Anita Park

    Restoring Hope to Make Stakes Debut in Wood Memorial

    A game of musical preps includes the entry of Gary and Mary West's homebred Restoring Hope in the Wood Memorial, sending the son of Giant's Causeway cross-country off a maiden win in a last-minute bid to gain points to run in the Kentucky Derby.

  • Divine Miss Grey wins a December allowance optional-claiming race at Aqueduct Racetrack

    NYRA Launches Starter Loyalty Program

    The New York Racing Association is poised to implement a loyalty program that will award added purse money for each runner in a non-maiden race making five or more starts at NYRA tracks in a one-year period.

  • Enticed cruises home in the Gotham Stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack

    Enticed Rebounds With Convincing Gotham Score

    If there was doubt about Enticed after the Holy Bull (G2), it was surely erased March 10, when he surged to a convincing 2 3/4-length win over longshot Old Time Revival in the one-mile Gotham (G3) at Aqueduct Racetrack.

  • Midnight Disguise rallies to win the Busher Stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack

    Midnight Disguise Surges to Busher Stakes Victory

    Joan M. Taylor says fillies who stand 17.2 hands tall like Midnight Disguise are not supposed to run at 2, much less win winter stakes early in their 3-year-old campaigns. Yet size has done little to hinder Midnight Disguise's development.

  • Avery Island wins the Withers Stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack

    Avery Island Soars in Withers

    Avery Island kicked off his 3-year-old campaign in sharp fashion Feb. 3 when he notched a two-length victory for trainer Kiaran McLaughlin over grade 1 winner Firenze Fire in the $250,000 Withers Stakes (G3) at Aqueduct Racetrack.

  • Goncalo Torrealba (left) and Ron Winchell (right) lead Gun Runner into the winner's circle at Gulfstream Park

    Gun Runner Goes Out a Winner in Pegasus World Cup

    In the $16.3 million Pegasus World Cup (G1) Jan. 27 at Gulfstream Park, the 5-year-old son of Candy Ride owned by Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimneys Farm put an exclamation point on the end of a magnificent career with a determined win.

  • 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.