Keyword: Belmont Park

  • Quarantine on Belmont Park Barn is Lifted

    A quarantine at Belmont Park's Barn 44, in place for more than two weeks after a horse tested positive for Equine Herpesvirus-1, was lifted Jan. 26 by NYRA and the New York State Gaming Commission, which regulates the industry.

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    State Comptroller, NYRA at Odds on Accounting Issues

    Two new financial reviews by New York's chief fiscal watchdog suggest the New York Racing Association continues to overstate the financial health of its racing operations by using VLT proceeds to make its racing business look rosier than it is.

  • Oaklawn Issues Ban Amid EHV-1 Positives

    Following the news of equine herpesvirus-1 positives at both Belmont Park and Laurel Park,, Oaklawn Park announced Jan. 21 that horses stabled at either track will be prohibited from entering the Hot Springs, Ark., grounds until further notice.

  • A horse walks a shedrow at Belmont Park

    Second EHV-1 Positive Extends Quarantine at Belmont

    The New York Racing Association announced Jan. 19 that a "precautionary quarantine" at Belmont Park's Barn 44 remains in place after a horse that tested positive for equine herpesvirus-1 again came back with a positive result in a follow-up test.

  • The planned location of a new hockey arena at Belmont Park, close to the Belmont Long Island Rail Road station

    Horsemen All Aboard Improved Belmont Train Stop

    The new head of the group representing owners and trainers at New York Racing Association tracks says the plan to relocate the NHL's New York Islanders to Belmont Park could boost interest in Thoroughbred horse racing.

  • An artist's rendering of the planned entertainment complex at Belmont Park

    NYRA Plans Belmont Changes to Target Potential Fans

    New York Racing Association officials are ready to move forward with their own renovation plans as they target potential new fans drawn by the construction of a new stadium for the New York Islanders and an entertainment complex at Belmont Park.

  • An artist's rendering of the planned hockey arena at Belmont Park

    Governor Outlines Plans for Arena at Belmont Park

    Outlining a plan that the New York Racing Association sees as potentially attracting new fans to racing, Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Dec. 20 announced a development project on the Belmont Park grounds that will feature an 18,000-seat hockey arena.

  • Live Racing Cancelled at Belmont Park

    Due to a powerful coastal storm forecast to bring heavy rain and damaging winds to Long Island throughout the day, the New York Racing Association has cancelled live racing at Belmont Park for Sunday, Oct. 29.

  • Seymourdini returns to graded stakes company in Belmont's Bold Ruler Handicap (G3)

    Bold Ruler Stacked; Miss Sky Warrior Returns

    A pair of grade 3 stakes Oct. 28 at Belmont Park hold plenty of intrigue. The seven-furlong Bold Ruler Handicap is deep and wide while the 1 1/16-mile Turnback the Alarm Handicap features the return of Miss Sky Warrior.

  • Twisted Tom takes the Empire Classic under Javier Castellano at Belmont Park

    Twisted Tom Clinches Empire Classic

    Twisted Tom, a sophomore gelding by Creative Cause, proved much the best against his elders with a three-length victory in the Empire Classic after running down the pacesetting Control Group.

  • Litfin at Large: State-Bred Cards Take Center Stage

    It's the calm before the impending Breeders' Cup storm, and besides the Grand National Steeplechase (NSA1) at Far Hills, the only graded stakes to be contested in North America on Saturday is the Lexus Raven Run (G2) at Keeneland.

  • Sightseek closed out her career in impressive fashion

    Look Back: Sightseek Gives Fans Final Winning Memory

    This week is a recap of the Oct. 9, 2004 Beldame Stakes (G1), the final race for Sightseek. The story, headlined "Last Sighting" was written by Steve Haskin and appeared in the Oct. 16, 2004 issue of The Blood-Horse.

  • Happy Like a Fool wins the Matron Stakes at Belmont Park

    Happy Like a Fool Kicks Away in Matron

    Returning to the United States and to the dirt did the trick for the Wesley Ward-trained Happy Like a Fool, as she pulled away from rivals in the Belmont Park stretch to win the $150,000 Matron Stakes (G3) Oct. 15. 

  • Lady Eli and Irad Ortiz Jr. after their Ballston Spa win

    Lady Eli Works Toward Filly & Mare Turf

    Sheep Pond Partner's multiple graded stakes winner Lady Eli turned in a five-furlong breeze over Belmont Park's inner turf the morning of Oct. 15 in preparation for her final career start in the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf  G1T) Nov. 4.

  • Engage wins the Futurity Stakes at Belmont Park

    Engage Overwhelms Foes in Futurity Stakes

    The step up into graded stakes company proved an easy transition for Woodford Racing's Engage, as the son of Into Mischief busted through an outside seam en route to a 3 1/2-length victory in the Oct. 14 $150,000 Futurity Stakes (G3) at Belmont Park.

  • Rubilinda wins the Pebbles Stakes at Belmont Park

    Rubilinda Holds Off Party Boat in Pebbles Stakes

    After a wide, sweeping move coming into the Belmont Park stretch, Don Alberto Stable homebred Rubilinda still had enough left to hold off late surges from Party Boat and Thais to win the $200,000 Pebbles Stakes Oct. 14. 

  • Dave Litfin - Litfin At Large

    Litfin: Turf Fillies in Spotlight Saturday

    The focus is on 3-year-old turf fillies Oct. 14, as the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup (G1T) highlights the card at Keeneland, and Belmont Park's $200,000 Pebbles shares top billing with the Futurity (G3) for 2-year-old sprinters.

  • Blacktype wins the 2017 Knickerbocker Stakes

    French-bred Blacktype Scores in Knickerbocker

    Jump Sucker Stable's Blacktype picked up his second straight win at Belmont Park with a one-length victory in the $200,000 Knickerbocker Stakes (G2T) going 1 1/8 miles on the inner turf on the Columbus Day holiday card Oct. 9.

  • Separationofpowers pulls away in the Frizette Stakes Oct. 8

    Separationofpowers Too Good in Frizette

    Klaravich Stables' Separationofpowers rallied in the Belmont Park stretch to secure her first graded stakes victory by open lengths Oct. 8 in the $400,000 Frizette Stakes (G1).

  • War Flag (inside) gets up to win the Flower Bowl Stakes at Belmont Park

    War Flag Rallies Late to Win Flower Bowl

    In her fourth U.S. start and first try against top-level company, War Flag wore down pacesetter Grand Jete (GB) in late stretch then held off grade 1 winner Dacita to take the $500,000 Flower Bowl Stakes (G1T) at Belmont Park Oct. 8.

  • Firenze Fire seizes victory in the Champagne Stakes at Belmont Park

    Firenze Fire Bounces Back to Win Champagne

    Sanford Stakes (G3) winner Firenze Fire rallied along the rail in the far turn under Irad Ortiz Jr. then edged Good Magic by about three-quarters of a length at the wire to win the $500,000 Champagne Stakes (G1) Oct. 7 at Belmont Park.