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  • The Lewis Dinner won the Fifth Avenue division of the New York Stallion Series by 4 3/4 lengths.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-3h5mjSR">Order This Photo</a>

    Posse Offspring Take Pair of NY-Bred Stakes

    Odds-on choice The Lewis Dinner and 16-1 outsider Chasing Bubbles, both by Posse, were victorious in a pair of New York Stallion Series divisions for state-bred 2-year-olds Dec. 28 at Aqueduct Racetrack.

  • Salutos Amigos wins the 2014 Gravesend. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-sqkNCCD">Order This Photo</a>

    Salutos Amigos Adds Gravesend Stakes Victory

    After not winning a stakes in his first two seasons of racing, Salutos Amigos nailed down the third of his 4-year-old campaign when he drew off in the stretch to win the $98,000 Gravesend Dec. 26.

  • Good Luck Gus wins the Damon Runyon Stakes.
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    Good Luck Gus, Freudie Anne Win at Aqueduct

    New York-bred juveniles took center stage Dec. 14 at Aqueduct Racetrack with a pair of impressive performances by Good Luck Gus in the $100,000 Damon Runyon Stakes and Freudie Anne in the $100,000 East View Stakes.

  • Micromanage and Manuel Franco take the Queens County Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-gvRtGCZ">Order This Photo</a>

    Micromanage Rallies to Win Queens County

    Repole Stable's Micromanage returned to the dirt Dec. 13 and overpowered Vyjack in the $100,000 Queens County Stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack, rallying five wide before securing the victory by 1 1/4 lengths.

  • Saratoga will have a 40-day summer meet in 2015.

    NYRA Schedules 251 Race Days for 2015

    The New York Racing Association released its 2015 racing schedule Dec. 12, which calls for 251 days of live Thoroughbred action, headed by a 40-day summer meet at historic Saratoga Race Course.

  • Condo Commando romps in the Demoiselle Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-Q9gKQ2d">Order This Photo</a>

    Patience Pays Off as Condo Commando Romps

    Rudy Rodriguez passed the Nov. 2 Tempted Stakes (gr. III) with Condo Commando to wait for the $400,000 Demoiselle Stakes (gr. II), and his patience paid off as she crushed her opposition at Aqueduct Racetrack Nov. 29.

  • Classic Point (inside) fights off Princess Violet to win the Go for Wand.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-Hjbj84V">Order This Photo</a>

    Classic Point Ekes Out Go for Wand Victory

    Once a claimer, Classic Point is now a graded stakes winner after taking the $300,000 Go for Wand Handicap (gr. III) Nov. 28 at Aqueduct Racetrack.

  • Forty Niner (inside) won the NYRA Mile in 1988.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/Classics/Classic-Photos/i-XB3xjmf/A">Order This Photo</a>

    Cigar Mile as 'Stallion Maker'

    While the Metropolitan Handicap (gr. I) gets the most buzz from the 'best milers make the best sires' adage, the Cigar Mile (gr. I) coming up on Nov. 29 has also produced its fair share of top stallions.

  • Condo Commando won the Spinaway Stakes at Saratoga Aug. 31 by 13 1/4 lengths.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-JJTknZg">Order This Photo</a>

    Condo Commando Tries 2 Turns in Demoiselle

    Rudy Rodriguez isn't sure why Condo Commando failed to fire in the Frizette Stakes (gr. I), but the trainer's hoping she'll rebound in the $400,000 Demoiselle Stakes (gr. II) at Aqueduct Racetrack Nov. 29.

  • Honor Code rolls to victory at Aqueduct.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-rbPDcsf">Order This Photo</a>

    Honor Code Inhales Allowance Foes in Return

    Honor Code returned a winner following a layoff of more than eight months Nov. 22 at Aqueduct Racetrack, rallying from sixth at mid-stretch to score impressively while in hand for jockey Javier Castellano.

  • Captain Serious takes on 10 in the Fall Highweight Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-8xkg6zg">Order This Photo</a>

    Captain Serious on Toes for Fall Highweight

    Named after Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews, Captain Serious looks to stuff his competition in the $300,000 Fall Highweight Handicap (gr. III) Nov. 27 at Aqueduct Racetrack.

  • Dynamic Sky delivers victory in the Red Smith Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-rN9m3HK">Order This Photo</a>

    Dynamic Sky Skirts Rail for Red Smith Tally

    Dynamic Sky entered the Red Smith Handicap (gr. IIIT) winless on the turf, but left a grade III winner when he rallied up the fence under Cornelio Velasquez to take the $250,000 event from Aqueduct Racetrack Nov. 15.

  • Chris Kay, NYRA president and CEO

    NYRA Officials Meet With Aqueduct Customers

    In the first of a series of quarterly meetings, executives from the New York Racing Association took questions from customers in an hour-long question-and-answer session Nov. 15 at Aqueduct Racetrack.

  • Assembly Racing Committee chairman Gary Pretlow

    Lawmaker Expresses Concerns Over NYRA Plan

    The New York Racing Association may be on a fast track to devise a plan removing it from state government control, but at least one veteran state lawmaker is in no rush to see the racing operator in charge of its destiny.

  • The board of the New York Racing Association made no recommendations about the future of Aqueduct Racetrack.

    NYRA Plan Won't Recommend Changes at Aqueduct

    The agenda for the Nov. 12 meeting of the board of the New York Racing Association was short and sweet: to discuss a re-privatization plan for the organization due next spring to the office of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

  • Big Blue Kitten is the 8-5 morning line favorite for the Red Smith.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-xvvBNKn">Order This Photo</a>

    Big Blue Kitten One to Beat in Red Smith

    Ranked first among owners with $9.77 million in earnings this year, Ken and Sarah Ramsey can add to that total Nov. 15 when multiple grade I winner Big Blue Kitten goes to post in the $250,000 Red Smith Handicap (gr. IIIT).

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    Breeders' Cup Handle Totaled $159.1 Million

    The Breeders' Cup reported Nov. 12 that all-sources wagering for the World Championships at Santa Anita Park this year totaled $159.1 million, fourth highest in Cup history but down 2.7% from 2013.

  • Aigue Marine comes up the inside to take the Long Island Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-zJf3Rbk">Order This Photo</a>

    Aigue Marine Wins Long Island in Third Try

    With the benefit of a perfect ground-saving trip under John Velazquez, Aigue Marine rallied up the rail to catch favored Danza Cavallo in the $200,000 Long Island Handicap (gr. IIIT) on yielding turf Nov. 8 at Aqueduct.

  • Protonico splashes to the win in the Discovery Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-DLjjnbr">Order This Photo</a>

    Protonico Flies From Last to Win Discovery

    Protonico powered past favorite Bay of Plenty in early stretch and kicked on for a clear win in the $200,000 Discovery Handicap (gr. III) Nov. 1 at Aqueduct Racetrack, completing an easy last-to-first rally.

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    New York Racing Moves to Aqueduct Oct. 29

    Thoroughbred racing action moves to Aqueduct Racetrack Oct. 29, when the opening weekend will feature the simulcast of the Breeders' Cup World Championships from Santa Anita Park as well as a trio of live graded stakes.

  • NYRA president and chief executive officer Christopher Kay

    NYRA Board Awards Bonus, Raise to CEO Kay

    A revamped racing program and enhancements to the customer experience were among the successes trumpeted by the NYRA board of directors Aug. 6, and in return president Christopher Kay received a bonus and a raise.

  • NYRA President Christopher Kay

    NYRA to Study Belmont, Aqueduct Development

    The head of the New York Racing Association is suggesting the racing giant might not be able keep open both its downstate Thoroughbred tracks when it morphs back into some form of private control in the fall of 2015.

  • La Verdad won the 2014 Distaff Handicap.
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    La Verdad Tries Stretch-Out in Critical Eye

    La Verdad seeks her first win beyond six furlongs as she heads a group of nine New York-bred fillies and mares in the $200,000 Critical Eye at one mile. Earlier on the card, Flipcup heads $125,000 Bouwerie.

  • Chris Kay, NYRA President and CEO

    NYRA Board Gets Optimistic Report From Kay

    Optimism was evident May 28 as the board of directors of the New York Racing Association heard Chris Kay, president and CEO, detail several improvements customers can expect on what could be an historic Belmont Stakes day.