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  • Strapping Groom gets up late to win the Tom Fool.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/35724761_2vdnSX#!i=3100157311&k=5QcSp8X">Order This Photo</a>

    Strapping Groom Grinds Out Tom Fool Win

    Strapping Groom rallied in deep stretch to claim the $200,000 Tom Fool Handicap (gr. III) at Aqueduct Racetrack, his first graded stakes score since a 15-1 upset in the Forego Stakes (gr. I) last summer.

  • That Handicapping Show: Gotham Stakes

    Claire Novak and Frank Angst handicap the talented field of the Gotham Stakes. A Kentucky Derby points race with serious contenders, it includes a rematch of Uncle Sigh and Samraat.

  • NYRA Board Meets, Calls Executive Session

    The New York Racing Association, which has touted claims of transparency since it was taken over by the state, approved no items at its Feb. 26 board of directors meeting before quickly going into executive session.

  • Weather Leads to More Cancellations

    Due to snow in the Baltimore, Md., and Washington D.C. area, live racing at Laurel Park has been canceled for Thursday, Feb. 13. The New York Racing Association announced there would be no Friday racing at Aqueduct.

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    Honor Code to Skip Fountain of Youth

    Grade II winner Honor Code is unlikely to contest the Feb. 22 Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park, but could target the March 1 Gotham (gr. III) at Aqueduct.

  • Dan Eidson Named Aqueduct Racing Secretary

    Dan Eidson, who has previously worked at Golden Gate Fields, Delaware Park, and Betfair Hollywood Park, has been named racing secretary at Aqueduct Racetrack, the New York Racing Association announced Jan. 17.

  • Fierce Boots cannot be caught in the Busanda Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/35724761_2vdnSX#!i=3005634457&k=5kZ8qb5">Order This Photo</a>

    Fierce Boots Stamps Busanda Stakes Upset

    Fierce Boots took the lead coming out of the gate and was never headed as she rolled to a two-length upset of favored Flipcup in the $100,000 Busanda Stakes for 3-year-old fillies Jan. 4 at Aqueduct Racetrack.

  • Trainer David Jacobson

    Trainer David Jacobson Sets NYRA Wins Record

    David Jacobson broke the New York record for training victories in a year Dec. 27 at Aqueduct. Jacobson has 160 wins for the season at Aqueduct, Belmont Park and Saratoga, passing the mark set by Gary Contessa in 2007.

  • Palace takes on 5 in the Gravesend Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2936959792&k=psKMLKz">Order This Photo</a>

    Rice Plots Spots for Palace; Gravesend Next

    Palace, who became a graded stakes winner in his most recent start, heads a field of six sprinters entered in the $100,000 Gravesend Handicap, which will be contested at six furlongs Dec. 21 at Aqueduct Racetrack.

  • Samraat rolls to victory in the Damon Runyon Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2977365148&k=LFw9p6M">Order This Photo</a>

    Stretch Out No Problem for Unbeaten Samraat

    In his first two-turn start, undefeated Samraat extinguished any doubts about his ability to handle route racing with a scintillating 16 3/4-length score in Damon Runyon Stakes for New York-bred 2-year-olds Dec. 18.

  • Flat Out
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    Flat Out to Enter Stud at Spendthrift Farm

    Recently retired three-time grade I winner Flat Out will enter stud for 2014 at B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Farm in Lexington. He will participate in Spendthrift's Share The Upside program and stand for a fee of $10,000.

  • Longshot Proves First Winner for Tippity Tap

    Front Cover Dream rallied from seventh to win the sixth race Dec. 12 at Aqueduct, delivering the first win for New York-based sire Tippity Tap while providing massive payouts for longshot bettors.

  • Honor Code gets his head in front of Cairo Prince at the wire in the Remsen Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2940144558&k=PqMqMpr">Order This Photo</a>

    Honor Code Fights Off Cairo Prince in Remsen

    Honor Code proved a popular winner of the 100th renewal of the $400,000 Remsen Stakes (gr. II) Nov. 30 when he battled back along the inside to nip Nashua Stakes (gr. II) winner Cairo Prince in a terrific finish at Aqueduct.

  • Stopchargingmaria goes by late to win the Demoiselle Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2940038647&k=C9zkPSH">Order This Photo</a>

    Favorite Stopchargingmaria Wins Demoiselle

    Repole Stable's Stopchargingmaria edged stablemate Got Lucky to win the Demoiselle Stakes (gr. II). The 2-year-old filly got the 1 1/8 miles in 1:52.62 at Aqueduct Racetrack. Trainer Todd Pletcher conditions both.

  • Royal Lahaina comes home strong to win the Go for Wand Handicap. 
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    Royal Lahaina Makes Grade in Go for Wand

    With Jose Ortiz setting her loose three wide turning for home, Royal Lahaina pounced on the lead, opened a two-length advantage in mid-stretch, and was never threatened late in upsetting the $300,000 Go for Wand Handicap.

  • Palace comes home strong to win the Fall Highweight Handicap.

    Palace Rules Fall Highweight Handicap

    New York-bred Palace, claimed by his connections for $20,000 a little more than a year ago, rallied to win his first open stakes, the $300,000 Fall Highweight Handicap (gr. III), at Aqueduct Nov. 28.

  • My Happy Face won the Lotka Stakes in the mud at Belmont Park at a mile in June.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2935404640&k=6gV2dFT">Order This Photo</a>

    Comely Has a Lot to Offer

    Aqueduct's Comely Stakes (gr. III) drew a field of 10 3-year-old fillies for a run at graded black type...and a $400,000 purse.

  • Groupie Doll
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    Groupie Doll Breezes at Belmont Park

    In her final breeze in preparation for the Cigar Mile Handicap (gr. I) Nov. 30 at Aqueduct Racetrack, Groupie Doll completed four furlongs in :48.55 on the Belmont Park training track Nov. 25.

  • RTCANY to Host Turkey Giveaway

    The Race Track Chaplaincy of America will again give away hundreds of turkeys this week at Aqueduct Racetrack, Belmont Park, and Saratoga Race Course to needy families within the New York Thoroughbred industry.

  • Subcommittee Debates Racing Safety, Integrity

    In considering newest wrinkle to add federal oversight in horse racing, this time through the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), a House subcommittee discussed the sport's equine health and integrity issues Nov. 21.

  • Verrazano
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    Pletcher's Cigar Mile Trio Breezes at Belmont

    Trainer Todd Pletcher's three contenders for the Cigar Mile Handicap (gr. I)--Forty Tales, Capo Bastone, and Verrazano--took to the Belmont Park training track Nov. 17 to turn in their penultimate breezes prior to the race.