Headlines for Tuesday, January 1, 2013

  • Nicole H wins her third Interborough Stakes at Aqueduct.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2299589978&k=9BM7jQK">Order This Photo</a>

    Nicole H Wins Interborough for Third Time

    Nicole H pulled clear through the stretch to become the first mare to win three consecutive editions of the $75,000 Interborough at Aqueduct Jan. 1. On the undercard, Arena Elvira won the $75,000 Ladies' Handicap.

  • Merit Man streaks home in the Spectacular Bid Stakes. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2299418154&k=8NfnWFs">Order This Photo</a>

    Merit Man Shows Class in Spectacular Bid

    Merit Man proved his mettle in the $100,000 Spectacular Bid Stakes Jan. 1, coming back off a runner-up finish to Hightail in the Nov. 2 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Sprint to prove his class at Gulfstream Park.

  • Ramon Dominguez

    Dominguez Wins Fourth Straight NYRA Title

    Two-time defending Eclipse champion jockey Ramon Dominguez won his fourth straight riding title on The New York Racing Association circuit while Rick Dutrow Jr. and David Jacobson emerged in a tie for leading trainer.

  • Jockey Rajiv Maragh

    Jockey Maragh to Miss at Least Two Weeks

    Rajiv Maragh, who was involved in a spill in the second race at Aqueduct Racetrack Dec. 31, will be sidelined at least two weeks with a hairline fracture of the T3 vertebrae in his upper back.

  • Fleur de Lune Nails Down Railway Stakes

    Fleur de Lune halted a four-race winless skid when capturing the Sistema Railway Stakes (NZ-I) on Jan. 1 at Ellerslie Racecourse and added a long-sought top achievement to her record.