Keyword: aqueduct

  • 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.

  • Close Hatches leads the way in the Gazelle Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2443777191&k=qR6PHz7">Order This Photo</a>

    Close Hatches Gets Determined Gazelle Score

    Close Hatches led at every pole, repelled Princess of Sylmar in deep stretch, and drew away to keep her unbeaten record intact, registering her first stakes score in the $250,000 Gazelle Stakes (gr. II) April 6 at Aqueduct.

  • 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).

  • Princess of Sylmar has won 4 in a row.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2347511325&k=dFGM9t6">Order This Photo</a>

    Princess of Sylmar One to Watch in Gazelle

    King of Prussia Stable's impressive Princess of Sylmar takes a step up into graded company April 6 in the $250,000 Gazelle Stakes (gr. II) at Aqueduct Racetrack, facing a talented field of sophomore fillies.

  • 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.

  • Last Gunfighter gets up late to win the Excelsior Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2422047614&k=6Xbb7n3">Order This Photo</a>

    Last Gunfighter Draws Clear in Excelsior

    Last Gunfighter overcame a troubled start and came through on the rail to win the $150,000 Excelsior Stakes (gr. III) March 23 at Aqueduct, while 2011 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Ruler On Ice finished fifth.

  • 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.

  • Orb<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2337169967&k=J6gKVTK">Order This Photo</a>

    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.

  • NYRA Establishes Equine Safety Review Board

    The New York Racing Association has established an equine safety review board to review and assess fatal equine racing and training injuries at the organization's racetracks: Aqueduct, Belmont Park, and Saratoga.

  • Ramon Dominguez

    Dominguez Enters Rehabilitation Program

    Jockey Ramon Dominguez has been transferred from New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center to Burke Rehabilitation Hospital in White Plains, N.Y., and has begun inpatient therapy for a skull fracture.

  • Head Heart Hoof took powers home to victory in the Toboggan Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2347673694&k=GLFwVgQ">Order This Photo</a>

    Perseverance Pays Off for Head Heart Hoof

    Benefiting from a patient ride, Head Heart Hoof took control leaving the turn and held off a tenacious rally by Johannesburg Smile to win the 120th renewal of the Toboggan Handicap (gr. III) at Aqueduct Racetrack Feb. 2.

  • Revolutionary gets through on the inside to win the Withers Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2347671578&k=SfRLtCp">Order This Photo</a>

    Revolutionary Shows Bravery in Withers Win

    What WinStar Farm's Revolutionary lacks in seasoning he made up for in heart at Aqueduct Racetrack Feb. 2, closing late with a tremendously game effort to win the $200,000 Withers Stakes (gr. III) by a neck.

  • Apprentice jockey Pierre Tomas (left) is "congratulated" after his first North American win.

    French Rider Tomas Gets First U.S. Victory

    Apprentice jockey Pierre Tomas won his first race in North America Feb. 1 when he rode Victorious Leader to a 41-1 upset in the seventh race at Aqueduct Racetrack.

  • Aqueduct

    Aqueduct Approved to Drop Six Live Dates

    The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) will drop six scheduled live race days from the 2013 Aqueduct winter/spring meet calendar, a decision approved by the New York State Racing and Wagering Board Jan. 31.

  • Jockey Ramon Dominguez

    Dominguez Transferred Out of ICU

    Jockey Ramon Dominguez, a patient at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, was transferred Jan. 24 from the neurological intensive care unit to a medical step-down unit where he will continue recovery.

  • Improving Dominguez Switches Hospitals

    Ramon Dominguez, diagnosed with a skull fracture as a result of a recent spill, continues to improve and was transferred Jan. 22 from Jamaica Hospital in Queens to New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center.