Keyword: Aqueduct Racetrack

  • Chad Brown

    Ortiz, Brown, Klaravich Stable Earn Aqueduct Honors

    Jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr. and trainer Chad Brown wrapped up the Aqueduct season with respective three-win days April 22 to secure top honors for the spring meet at the Big A. Seth Klarman's Klaravich Stable emerged as leading owner for the 13-day meet.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Battle Station wins the Rego Park Stakes by a neck at Aqueduct

    Battle Station Game in Rego Park Win

    Ken and Sarah Ramsey's Battle Station earned his second stakes win of his short career, fighting to the wire with Morning Breez in the Feb. 11 $100,000 Rego Park Stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack. 

  • 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.

  • Great Stuff wins the Toboggan Stakes at Aqeuduct Racetrack

    Great Stuff Upsets Takaful in Toboggan

    After a pace duel softened up heavy favorite Takaful, Bruce Golden Racing's Great Stuff took full advantage and rolled late to earn his first graded win in the $100,000 Toboggan Stakes (G3) Jan. 27 at Aqueduct Racetrack.

  • Quarantine on Belmont Park Barn is Lifted

    A quarantine at Belmont Park's Barn 44, in place for more than two weeks after a horse tested positive for Equine Herpesvirus-1, was lifted Jan. 26 by NYRA and the New York State Gaming Commission, which regulates the industry.

  • Takaful won the 2017 Vosburgh Stakes

    Strong Toboggan Run Could Earn Takaful Dubai Trip

    After efforts to make last year's classic races didn't work out, Shadwell Stables' Takaful would find success sprinting in New York, an assignment that awaits him in his 4-year-old season opener Jan. 27 at Aqueduct Racetrack.

  • Control Group takes the Alex M. Robb Stakes by four lengths at Aqueduct

    Control Group Too Good in Alex M. Robb

    Michael Dubb and David Simon's Control Group ran to his odds-on favoritism and easily added another win to his résumé in the $100,000 Alex M. Robb Stakes Jan. 21 at Aqueduct Racetrack. 

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Live Racing Cancelled at Aqueduct

    The New York Racing Association, Inc. has canceled live racing on Dec. 31 and Jan. 1 at Aqueduct Racetrack due to extremely cold temperatures and dangerously low wind chill values currently impacting the New York City metropolitan area. 

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • Catholic Boy training on the Del Mar main track ahead of the Breeders' Cup

    Catholic Boy to Try Dirt in Remsen

    Catholic Boy is still growing and developing, so without a big turf target late in the year, his connections are going to find out if he is a dirt horse in the $250,000 Remsen Stakes (G2) Dec. 2 at Aqueduct Racetrack.

  • Sharp Azteca training for the Breeders' Cup at Del Mar

    Sharp Azteca Seeks Elusive Grade 1 in Cigar Mile

    A three-time runner-up in grade 1 events, the elusive top-level prize will once again be on the table Dec. 2, when Sharp Azteca takes on Mind Your Biscuits and Practical Joke in the Cigar Mile Handicap Presented by NYRA Bets (G1).

  • Control Group wins the Discovery Stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack

    Control Group All the Way in Discovery Stakes

    Making his graded stakes debut for owners Michael Dubb and David Simon, Control Group went straight to the lead and never relinquished to win the $200,000 Discovery Stakes (G3) for 3-year-olds Nov. 25 at Aqueduct Racetrack.

  • Fire Away wins the Artie Schiller Stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack

    Fire Away on the Mark in Artie Schiller

    Phipps Stable's homebred Fire Away overtook Monster Bea in the stretch and outkicked his rival by a length to post his first win in more than a year when he captured the $150,000 Artie Schiller Stakes Nov. 18 at Aqueduct Racetrack.

  • Avery Island takes the Nashua by 4 3/4 lengths at Aqueduct Racetrack

    Avery Island Spurts Away in Nashua Stakes

    Godolphin homebred Avery Island recovered from being bumped at the start and kicked clear in the deep stretch to secure a win in the $200,000 Nashua Stakes (G2) at Aqueduct Racetrack Nov. 5.

  • Arles wins the Long Island Handicap

    Arles Leads All the Way in Long Island

    After running second in four straight races, Arles (FR) found her way back to the winner's circle when she took the lead going into the first turn and never looked back in the Nov. 4 $200,000 Long Island Handicap (G3T). 

  • Daisy wins the Tempted Stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack

    Daisy Draws Clear in Tempted Stakes

    Making her second career start and graded stakes debut for Fox Hill Farms and trainer John Servis, Daisy drew off to a 4 3/4-length score in the $150,000 Tempted Stakes (G3) Nov. 3 at Aqueduct Racetrack.