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  • 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.

  • The start of the 2017 Wood Memorial at Aqueduct Racetrack

    NYRA Announces Wood Memorial Purse Bonus

    The New York Racing Association announced Jan. 13 a bonus program for potential starters in the $750,000 Wood Memorial Stakes (G2) April 7 at Aqueduct Racetrack that could increase the total purse to $1 million.

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    Aqueduct, Charles Town Cancel Jan. 11 Cards

    Due to rapidly warming temperatures in the New York City area following last week's severe winter storm, Aqueduct Racetrack's Jan. 11 card has been canceled after it was determined track conditions were unsuitable for racing.

  • 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.

  • Aqueduct Cancels Racing Mid-Card Dec. 30

    Due to severe winter weather conditions, the remainder of the live racing program at Aqueduct Racetrack Dec. 30 was cancelled following the fourth race.

  • Tack: helmet and goggles and vest outside barn

    Workers Comp Premiums for NY Riders to Drop in 2018

    New York Thoroughbred owners and trainers for the first time in more than a decade will see a decline in overall insurance premiums paid to provide workers compensation coverage for jockeys and exercise riders, industry officials said Dec. 29.

  • Do Share pulls off a narrow win in the Gravesend Stakes

    Do Share Surges to Gravesend Score

    Racing back in just a little over a week since his win in an optional-claiming allowance race, Do Share rallied from fifth to take the Dec. 23 $100,000 Gravesend Stakes by a half-length over Life in Shambles at Aqueduct Racetrack. 

  • Zanotti wins the Queens County Stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack over Alex the Terror and Kurilov

    Zanotti Rallies to 38-1 Queens County Upset

    Ten Strike Racing's Zanotti shipped outside Parx Racing for the first time and found a sloppy Aqueduct Racetrack to his liking as the Gio Ponti gelding rallied on the outside to post a neck victory in the Queens County Stakes at 38-1 odds.

  • NYTHA president Joseph Appelbaum said workers' compensation is the biggest issue facing New York horsemen

    New York Examines Workers' Comp Options for Riders

    Rising workers' compensation costs for a jockey injury protection fund in New York could be sharply slowed or even reduced under a series of ideas in intensifying discussions among Thoroughbred interests, insurers, and state regulators.

  • The planned location of a new hockey arena at Belmont Park, close to the Belmont Long Island Rail Road station

    Horsemen All Aboard Improved Belmont Train Stop

    The new head of the group representing owners and trainers at New York Racing Association tracks says the plan to relocate the NHL's New York Islanders to Belmont Park could boost interest in Thoroughbred horse racing.

  • An artist's rendering of the planned entertainment complex at Belmont Park

    NYRA Plans Belmont Changes to Target Potential Fans

    New York Racing Association officials are ready to move forward with their own renovation plans as they target potential new fans drawn by the construction of a new stadium for the New York Islanders and an entertainment complex at Belmont Park.

  • An artist's rendering of the planned hockey arena at Belmont Park

    Governor Outlines Plans for Arena at Belmont Park

    Outlining a plan that the New York Racing Association sees as potentially attracting new fans to racing, Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Dec. 20 announced a development project on the Belmont Park grounds that will feature an 18,000-seat hockey arena.

  • Jockey Kendrick Carmouche earns his 3,000 career victory on Good Save Dec. 19 at Parx

    Carmouche Celebrates 3,000th Career Win

    Kendrick Carmouche, who won four consecutive riding titles at Parx Racing from 2008-2011, earned career win 3,000 at the Pennsylvania track Dec. 19 when he guided Good Save to a three-length victory in the day's fourth race.

  • Aqua Bel Sar gets by Belleville Spring in the New York Stallion Series Great White Way Stakes

    Aqua Bel Sar Takes NYSS Great White Way

    Ryan Racing's Aqua Bel Sar capitalized on being part of the pace scenario to capture the $150,000 New York Stallion Series Great White Way Stakes for juveniles at 37-1 Dec. 17 at Aqueduct Racetrack.

  • Linda Rice at the 2017 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga New York Bred sale

    NYTHA Elects First Female Vice Presidents

    The New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association Board of Directors held its meeting Dec. 12, and one of its first orders of business was to name trainer/director Linda Rice as First Vice President, and Tina Marie Bond as Second Vice President.

  • Aqueduct Cancels Due to High Winds

    The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) has canceled live racing at Aqueduct Racetrack for Dec. 13 due to sustained high winds forecast to continue through the afternoon in the New York City metropolitan area. 

  • Eurico Da Silva was the meet's leading jockey with 203 wins

    McKnight, Da Silva Lead Woodbine Meet

    Leavem in Malibu scored in the Valedictory Stakes (G3) for Mark Casse, who finished second in the Woodbine trainer standings for the first time in over a decade as Norm McKnight took the lead with a five-win performance Dec. 10.

  • New York Veterinarian Suspended, Fined

    A New York veterinarian has been suspended and fined after he allegedly improperly provided the drug albuterol to a licensed owner without examining the horse and for using a fictitious name of the horse in connection with the incident.

  • Massachusetts Reduces Thoroughbreds' Cut of Fund

    The Massachusetts Gaming Commission voted Dec. 7 to approve a revision in the percentage split of the state's Horse Racing Development Fund that will strip money from the Thoroughbred horsemen and redirect to it to Standardbreds.

  • Jose Ortiz celebrates after winning Breeders' Cup Juvenile on Good Magic

    Ortiz Expected to Quickly Bounce Back From Knee Surgery

    Jose Ortiz, a top candidate for the Eclipse Award as the outstanding jockey in North America, should return to competition sooner than expected after undergoing minor knee surgery Dec. 5 at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York.

  • Joseph Appelbaum is the new president of the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association

    Joseph Appelbaum Elected NYTHA President

    The New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association announced the results of its 2017 election for president and Board of Directors Dec. 5. Joseph Appelbaum, running unopposed, was elected to his first term as president.

  • 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

  • Wonder Gadot takes the Demoiselle Stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack

    Wonder Gadot Rebounds in Demoiselle

    Sixth last out after being checked in the stretch of the 14 Hands Winery Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1), Gary Barber's Wonder Gadot found herself back in the winner's circle after the Demoiselle Stakes (G2) at Aqueduct Racetrack Dec. 2.

  • Sharp Azteca wins the Cigar Mile Handicap by 5 1/4 lengths at Aqueduct Racetrack

    Sharp Azteca Rolls to Cigar Mile Score

    Ivan Rodriguez's 4-year-old son of Freud landed his first top-level score for trainer Jorge Navarro with a 5 1/4-length victory over Mind Your Biscuits in the $750,000 Cigar Mile Handicap Presented by NYRA Bets (G1) Dec. 2 at Aqueduct Racetrack.

  • 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).