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  • Audit: New York OTBs in Financial Peril

    New York's top fiscal watchdog said payments to racetracks, competition from advance deposit wagering entities, and sharply rising simulcast fees are contributing to increasingly perilous finances at five OTB corporations.

  • Horse Fails Drug Tests in Consecutive Starts

    F and F Stable's Best Play failed drug tests in back-to-back starts for trainer Luis Miranda in late 2014 and early 2015, a circumstance New York's state steward said he can't recall ever previously happening.

  • Effinex wins the Excelsior Stakes.
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    Effinex Wins Excelsior, Wicked Strong Third

    Instead of 3-5 favorite Wicked Strong winning in his second start of the season, it was the 6-1 Effinex who made a sweeping move on the final turn and put away pacesetter Red Rifle to win the 1 1/4-mile test.

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    Wicked Strong Heads Excelsior Stakes

    Wicked Strong, winner of last year's Wood Memorial (gr. I) and Jim Dandy Stakes (gr. II), tries to get back on a winning track April 25 as he takes on seven opponents in the $200,000 Excelsior Stakes (gr. III).

  • La Verdad sails to victory in the Distaff Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="">Order This Photo</a>

    La Verdad Repeats Score in Distaff 'Cap

    Lady Sheila Stable's La Verdad returned to the races and to her winning ways April 18, galloping by 5 1/4 lengths over three rivals in the $200,000 Distaff Handicap (gr. II) at Aqueduct.

  • House Rules wins the Top Flight Handicap.
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    House Rules Grinds Out Top Flight Win

    The only graded stakes winner in the field, Joseph Shields Jr.'s House Rules showed her class with a sustained outside rally and was up late to win the $200,000 Top Flight Handicap (gr. III) April 11 at Aqueduct Racetrack.

  • Frosted comes home strong to win the Wood Memorial Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="">Order This Photo</a>

    Frosted Hits Sweet Spot in Wood Memorial Win

    Godolphin Racing's Frosted punched his ticket to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands with a clear victory in the $1 million Wood Memorial Stakes (gr. I) on Saturday, April 4 at Aqueduct Racetrack.

  • Condo Commando leads the way home in the Gazelle Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="">Order This Photo</a>

    'Condo' in Full Command in Gazelle

    Condo Commando, the 3-5 favorite, was an easy winner of the $300,000 Gazelle Stakes (gr. II) April 4 at Aqueduct. The 3-year-old filly covered the nine furlongs in 1:52.17.

  • March holds off Lord Nelson to take the Bay Shore Stakes.
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    March Survives Bay Shore Inquiry

    Robert LaPenta's March first held off a furious late run from Lord Nelson before surviving a stewards' inquiry to take the $300,000 Bay Shore Stakes (gr. III) by half a length at Aqueduct Racetrack on April 4.

  • Ready for Rye enters the Bay Shore has won two of his four career starts.<br><a target="blank" href="">Order This Photo</a>

    Ready for Rye Looms in Bay Shore Stakes

    Fresh off an upset win over the highly touted Daredevil in last month's Fasig-Tipton Swale Stakes (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park, Ready for Rye enters the Bay Shore having won two of his four starts.

  • El Kabeir
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    El Kabeir Fires Bullet Work at Belmont

    El Kabeir had his final tune-up for the $1 million Wood Memorial (gr. I) March 30, breezing five furlongs on Belmont Park's training track in 1:01.12, the fastest of 27 works at the distance.

  • The Big Beast

    The Big Beast, 3YOs Prep for Wood Day Starts

    Grade I King's Bishop winner The Big Beast and defending Carter Handicap winner Dads Caps turned in final preparations March 28 for the April 4 Carter, while 3-year-olds tuning up for the Wood Memorial were also on the tab.

  • Aqueduct Cancels Live Racing March 20

    "This action is being undertaken in a prudent and a proactive step to prevent the loss of two days of racing, and to prepare the track for Saturday's inaugural Claiming Championships," read a release.

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    El Kabeir Breezes for Gotham

    Multiple graded stakes winner El Kabeir, most recently second in the Withers (gr. II), had his final serious work March 1 at Belmont Park for the $400,000 Gotham (gr. III) March 7 at Aqueduct Racetrack.

  • Rudy Rodriguez

    Rodriguez Suspended, Fined for Positives

    Trainer Rudy Rodriguez was handed a 25-day suspension and was fined $2,500 after two of his horses tested positive for the therapeutic drug flunixin, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug also known as Banamine.

  • 2-year-old champion American Pharoah is scheduled to make his 2015 debut in the March 14 Rebel Stakes.

    Zayat 3YOs Continue Cross-Country Derby Preps

    Zayat Stables will continue its chess game of 3-year-old prep racing by shipping Mr. Z to the March 28 Louisiana Derby (gr. II), while American Pharoah runs in the Rebel (gr. II) and El Kabeir starts in the Gotham (gr. II).

  • Isabelle comes home strong to win the Broadway Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="">Order This Photo</a>

    Isabelle Takes Third Straight in Broadway

    Favored Isabelle surged late to collar pacesetting Atlantic's Smile in the final 70 yards to post her third consecutive win in the $100,000 Broadway Stakes at snowy Aqueduct Racetrack Feb. 14.

  • Micromanage looks for his third win in a row in the Evening Attire Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="">Order This Photo</a>

    Repole Entry Looks Tough in Evening Attire

    Owner Mike Repole will be well-represented in the $100,000 Evening Attire Stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack Feb. 16, when he will send out the coupled entry of Micromanage and Village Warrior, both trained by Todd Pletcher.

  • Aqueduct Cancels Live Racing Card Feb. 13

    In anticipation of frigid temperatures and severe wind chills potentially causing unsafe track conditions for horses and jockeys, the New York Racing Association is canceling live racing at Aqueduct Racetrack Friday, Feb. 13.

  • El Kabeir takes on 6 in the Withers.<br><a target="blank" href="">Order This Photo</a>

    El Kabeir Looks to Take Next Step in Withers

    El Kabeir, the current leader on the road to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), will look to take the next step toward the starting gate on the first Saturday in May when he tackles the $250,000 Withers.

  • Salutos Amigos won the 2014 Bold Ruler. <br><a target="blank" href="">Order This Photo</a>

    Salutos Amigos Aims to Extend Win Streak

    Salutos Amigos will try to extend his stakes race win streak to three when the two-time graded winner faces an expected five rivals in the $150,000 Toboggan Stakes (gr. III) Feb. 7 at Aqueduct Racetrack.

  • Lenny's Place: 02/03/2015 - Episode 7

    Lenny Shulman discusses the Horse of the Year Award, winter racing at Aqueduct, and talks with Keeneland president and chief executive officer Bill Thomason about the Blue Grass Stakes and the Breeders' Cup.

  • Hard to Stay Notgo wins the Franklin Square Stakes.
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    Hard to Stay Notgo Romps in Franklin Square

    Chester and Mary Broman's homebred Hard to Stay Notgo romped to a front-running 5 1/2-length triumph in the $125,000 Franklin Square Stakes for New York-bred 3-year-old fillies Feb. 1 at Aqueduct Racetrack.