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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Rudy Rodriguez

    Vyjack Trainer Rodriguez Gets KY License

    The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission license review committee April 16 recommended Rudy Rodriguez conditionally be approved for a license in the state. Rodriguez will be required to maintain 24-hour sureveillance.

  • NYRA Not Close to Naming McClain's Successor

    Six weeks after the official start of the search for a chief executive officer for the New York Racing Association, chairman David Skorton indicated that the board is not close to naming Ellen McClain's successor.

  • KHRC to Review Rodriguez License Application

    Kentucky will not immediately approve the license application of trainer Rudy Rodriguez, who is pointing Gotham Stakes (gr. III) winner Vyjack to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) May 4 at Churchill Downs.

  • Vyjack
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    Vyjack Remains on Course for Kentucky Derby

    Vyjack, whose four-race winning streak at Aqueduct ended with his third-place finish in the Wood Memorial (gr. I) April 6, returned from his efforts with some mucous detected in a post-race examination, his trainer said.

  • Pierre Tomas

    Apprentice Tomas Fractures Nose at Aqueduct

    Apprentice jockey Pierre Tomas was recuperating April 7 after fracturing his nose when unseated by his mount during the nightcap at Aqueduct Racetrack two days earlier.

  • Withgreatpleasure and John Velazquez take the Ruffian at Aqueduct. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2443612436&k=8H8ZL7m">Order This Photo</a>

    Withgreatpleasure Hangs On in Ruffian

    David Blethen's Withgreatpleasure skimmed the rail around the turn, then held on for a three-quarter-length victory over favorite My Wandy's Girl in the Ruffian Handicap (gr. II) April 6 at Aqueduct Racetrack.

  • Tampa Bay Derby winner Verrazano has post 8 in the Wood Memorial.

    Verrazano Favored Over Vyjack in Wood

    Tampa Bay Derby (gr. II) winner Verrazano was assigned post 8 as the 4-5 favorite on the morning line for the $1 million Wood Memorial Stakes (gr. I) to be run April 6 at Aqueduct Racetrack.

  • Clearly Now won the Swale by 1 3/4 lengths on March 2.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2389623634&k=nXPxnv4">Order This Photo</a>

    Bay Shore Pits Clearly Now, Honorable Dillon

    Two 3-year-olds who registered impressive stakes wins in Florida sprint races this year will meet for the first time when Clearly Now and Honorable Dillon start in the $250,000 Bay Shore Stakes (gr. III).

  • NY Budget Redirects 1% of VLT Purse Funds

    New York lawmakers have approved a measure redirecting 1% of purse enhancements from the state's track-based video lottery terminal program to fund new initiatives to improve equine safety at racetracks.

  • Ramon Dominguez

    No Timetable Set for Dominguez Return

    Following an appointment with his neurosurgeon March 25, jockey Ramon Dominguez said he will continue physical and cognitive therapy for a fractured skull sustained in a Jan. 18 spill at Aqueduct Racetrack.

  • Verrazano

    Verrazano to Face Vyjack in Wood Memorial

    Unbeaten Verrazano, the early favorite for this year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), is set to make his next start April 6 in the $1 million Wood Memorial (gr. I) at Aqueduct, trainer Todd Pletcher said.

  • Elghayoor overcomes the pacesetters to win the Cicada.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2410962005&k=6zWRCtZ">Order This Photo</a>

    Elghayoor Edges Highestmaintenance in Cicada

    Elghayoor continued her upward ascent at snowy Aqueduct Racetrack March 16, collaring heavily favored Highestmaintenance in deep stretch to post a half-length victory in the $100,000 Cicada, her second straight stakes win.

  • Rudy Rodriguez (left) leads Vyjack into the Winner's Circle after the Gotham.

    Vyjack Trainer Rodriguez Suspended 20 Days

    New York state regulators have imposed a 20-day suspension and $7,500 fine on top Aqueduct Racetrack trainer Rudy Rodriguez after flunixin was found in his horses at two separate races last year.

  • Genting Making Move in Las Vegas

    Genting, operator of the successful Aqueduct casino, is expanding its holdings in the United States gambling industry with the purchase of an 87-acre parcel in Las Vegas.

  • Comma to the Top fights for victory in the Tom Fool.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2389408852&k=jbNS9jB">Order This Photo</a>

    Comma to the Top Gets Nod in Tight Tom Fool

    Favored Comma to the Top, making just his second appearance outside of California, proved a tenacious winner of the $200,000 Tom Fool Handicap (gr. III) March 2 at Aqueduct Racetrack, just a week after making his last start.

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    Orb to Fountain of Youth Pending Monday Work

    Recent allowance winner Orb will likely run Feb. 23 in the $400,000 Besilu Stables Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park, providing that he pleases trainer Shug McGaughey in a workout scheduled for Feb. 18.

  • New York Racinos Outpacing Regional Rivals

    Hoping to convince state officials to give them full-blown casino rights, New York's racino operators say their financial performance continues to improve and is outpacing percentage returns of casinos in nearby states.

  • NYRA Unveils Redesigned Website

    The New York Racing Association, Inc. has unveiled a redesigned website that the racing organization says is designed to be accessible for all visitors, regardless of their previous experience with racing.