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  • 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.

  • Groupie Doll had her final pre-race preparations on November 25. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2935286322&k=FjMp2RH">Order This Photo</a>

    Groupie Doll at Peak Level for Cigar Mile

    Top female sprinter Groupie Doll nearly won the Cigar Mile (gr. I) a year ago. Now she's back with a new slate of rivals to contend with, including grade I winners Goldencents and Verrazano.

  • 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.

  • Groupie Doll breezed a half mile Nov. 16 on the Belmont Park training track.
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    Groupie Doll Breezes Half Mile for Cigar Mile

    Reigning champion female sprinter Groupie Doll breezed a half mile Nov. 16 on the Belmont Park training track as she prepares for her second career start against males in the Cigar Mile Handicap (gr. I) Nov. 30 at Aqueduct.

  • Imagining comes home strong to win the Red Smith.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2910921642&k=s5Bwv58">Order This Photo</a>

    Imagining Pens Happy Ending in Red Smith

    Imagining became a graded stakes winner for the first time when he used a clean stalking trip to capture the $250,000 Red Smith Handicap (gr. IIIT) on the grass by half a length at Aqueduct Racecourse Nov. 16.

  • Javier Castellano celebrates his 6th win at Aqueduct on November 9.

    Castellano Wins Six at Aqueduct

    Jockey Javier Castellano won six races at Aqueduct Racetrack Nov. 9, but missed what he thought was going to be his best mount of the day when Anjaz was scratched from the featured Long Island Handicap (gr. IIIT).

  • Inimitable Romanee cannot be caught in the Long Island Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2894693664&k=NVwzJCw">Order This Photo</a>

    No Stopping Inimitable Romanee in Long Island

    Jockey Chris DeCarlo put his rivals to sleep aboard 28-1 shot Inimitable Romanee and the mare sprinted for home to post a one-length surprise in the 1 1/2-mile Long Island Handicap (gr. IIIT) Nov. 9 on the turf at Aqueduct.

  • Groupie Doll
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    New Owner to Run Groupie Doll in Cigar Mile

    Groupie Doll, acquired by Mandy Pope's Whispering Hill Farm Nov. 6 at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale, will remain in training for the time being with her longtime conditioner, Buff Bradley.

  • Secretariat

    NYRA Posts YouTube 'Secretariat Collection'

    In commemoration of the 40th anniversary of Secretariat's retirement parade at Aqueduct, The New York Racing Association has released "The Secretariat Collection," a YouTube playlist with all 15 starts in New York.

  • Goldencents won the 2013 Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2013-Breeders-Cup/Dirt-Mile/33149801_zx584H#!i=2876859392&k=BWFGXHZ">Order This Photo</a>

    Goldencents Set to Run Next in Cigar Mile

    Goldencents, winner of the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I), will make his next start in the $500,000 Cigar Mile (gr. I) at Aqueduct Racetrack Nov. 30, according to majority owner Glenn Sorgenstein.

  • Strathnaver won the Lady Baltimore Stakes on September 21.

    Anjaz After Breakthrough Win in Long Island

    The beautifully bred filly Anjaz has an excellent shot at her first graded win when she challenges seven female opponents in the $200,000 Long Island Handicap (gr. IIIT) Nov. 9 on the turf at Aqueduct Racetrack.

  • Cairo Prince wins the Nashua Stakes.
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    Cairo Prince Registers Decisive Win in Nashua

    In his first start against winners, Cairo Prince scored a decisive victory over an 11-horse field after taking over the lead at the top of the stretch of the Nov. 3 Nashua Stakes (gr. II) for 2-year-olds at Aqueduct.

  • Romansh comes home strong to win the Discovery Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2885677728&k=q7mPGx7">Order This Photo</a>

    Romansh Rolls to Victory in Discovery

    Romansh more than made up for his two previous unplaced efforts when he rolled to a convincing 9 1/4-length victory in the Nov. 2 Discovery Handicap (gr. III) at Aqueduct Racetrack.

  • Jose Sea View is a perfect 2 for 2 in his career.

    Undefeated Jose Sea View Looks for Nashua Win

    Undefeated Jose Sea View, the only stakes winner in the field of the Nov. 3 Nashua Stakes (gr. II) at Aqueduct Racetrack, will attempt to keep his record perfect when he races on dirt for the first time in the one-mile event.

  • Aqueduct Racing

    New York Racing Action Shifts to Aqueduct

    Thoroughbred racing action moves to Aqueduct Racetrack Nov. 1, with opening weekend featuring the simulcast of the Breeders' Cup World Championships from Santa Anita Park and a trio of graded stakes races.

  • Report Shows Benefit of Aqueduct Casino

    Genting Americas has contributed more than $1.3 billion in payments to New York State and more than $200 million to the New York Racing Association and purse and breeding funds since opening Resorts World Casino at Aqueduct.

  • Honor Code (left) finished 2nd in the Champagne behind Havana.
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    Honor Code to Bypass Breeders' Cup Juvenile

    Champagne Stakes (gr. I) runner-up Honor Code will bypass the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) in favor of the $250,000 Remsen Stakes (gr. II) at Aqueduct Racetrack, Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey said Oct. 10.

  • Interests Spent Big for NY Casino Lobbying

    Interests representing racing, real estate, and casino industries opened their wallets wide open to pay for lobbyists and campaign donations during a final frenzy when New York officials approved casino expansion plans.

  • Vyjack
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    Vyjack Visits New Bolton; Will Get Time Off

    Pick Six Racing's grade II winner Vyjack was sent to New Bolton Center July 31 due to colic symptoms; the Into Mischief gelding will get a few months off following the discovery of a bad case of gastric ulcers.

  • Commercial Casino Bill Introduced in New York

    Legislation legalizing commercial casino gambling in New York was introduced June 19 at the state Capitol. The legislation, expected to be voted on soon, would need approval by voters in a statewide referendum this fall.

  • The racino at Aqueduct Racetrack

    Cuomo Adds New Twist to Casino Expansion Plan

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo is playing a new game of hardball with racetrack-based casinos in New York by sending them a simple message: get on board with his plan or face additional competition from facilities located nearby.

  • Cuomo Adds Details to Casino Expansion Plan

    Unveiling further details on his casino expansion plans, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposed the first three facilities be located in upstate regions and that successful developers pay an upfront $50 million franchise fee.

  • Cuomo Touts Expansion of Casino Gambling

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo said there is a big enough appetite for gambling in New York to permit the state to expand casino operations while protecting the interests of existing racetrack-based casinos.