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  • Attendance for the Hong Kong International Races Dec. 13 at Sha Tin was up 9% from last year to more than 85,000

    Hong Kong Races Anchor World Racing Calendar

    The 2015 Longines Hong Kong International Races not only provided some of the best competition in the event's illustrious history but also cemented its position as the anchor leg of annual international competition.

  • Felix Coetzee

    Inside Track: A Dedicated Professional

    On Dec. 17, tributes poured in for South African master horseman Felix Coetzee, who said goodbye to Hong Kong racing after an "experiment" that lasted 16 years, to be reunited with his family in Cape Town.

  • Nader: HK Jockey Club Must Avoid Repeat

    The Hong Kong Jockey Club has some serious thinking to do during the summer in a bid to ensure the latest jockey drug-related embarrassment is never repeated, according to executive director of racing Bill Nader.

  • 2006 John Deere Breeders' Cup Turf winner Red Rocks is "almost certain" to be coming to compete at Sha Tin Racecourse Dec. 9.

    Major Hong Kong Races Shaping Up

    The Hong Kong Jockey Club will be announcing the invitees for the Cathay Pacific International Races Nov. 21, and it seems the club has succeeded in attracting its second Breeders' Cup winner to the "turf world championships."

  • Europe's top older horse Dylan Thomas has been nominated to a pair of races for this year's Cathay Pacific International Races in December.

    Dylan Thomas, Miss Andretti Lead Cathay Nominations

    The numbers may be down, but the quality is higher than ever for this year's Cathay Pacific International Races in Hong Kong in December, with Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe Lucien Barriere (Fr-I) winner Dylan Thomas and runaway Global Sprint Challenge (Jpn-I) victor Miss Andretti leading an all-star nomination list.

  • NYRA Hires Official to Oversee Market Development

    The president of the Saratoga Convention and Visitors Bureau will resign from the post June 29 to take the job of senior vice president of sales and market development for the New York Racing Association.

  • Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges, CEO of the Hong Kong Jockey Club, right, and Bill Nader, new executive director of acing.

    Nader Discusses New Position with HKJC

    The Hong Kong Jockey Club named Bill Nader, senior vice president and chief operating officer of the New York Racing Association, as its executive director of racing. The HKJC made the announcement March 15, and Nader is expected to assume his new position April 23. He agreed to serve in his new role for a minimum of three years.

  • NYRA Signal Cut to Account Wagering Outlets

    The New York State Racing and Wagering Board has turned off the New York Racing Association's simulcast signal to an estimated two dozen account wagering outlets. Regulators criticized NYRA for delays in submitting contracts to the agency for review, a delay that cost the racing entity about $25,000 in Aqueduct betting revenues Feb. 1, the first day of the signals being cut.

  • Aqueduct Main Track to Close Temporarily

    Aqueduct's main track will be closed for racing and training Nov. 17-20 and will reopen for training on Nov. 21, the New York Racing Association announced Nov. 16.

  • All-Source Wagering Jumps 6.7% at Belmont

    Belmont Park's fall 33-day meeting concluded with increases in average daily attendance and all sources wagering after subtracting the figures from the 2005 Breeders' Cup World Championships, which was conducted at Belmont Park, to provide a more accurate depiction of business.

  • Empire Group Urges Pataki to Release Funds

    The head of a group vying to take over the Thoroughbred franchise from the New York Racing Association is urging Gov. George Pataki to release already-promised state funds to the financially ailing franchise holder.

  • Empire Group Urges Pataki to Release Funds

    The head of a group vying to take over the Thoroughbred franchise from the New York Racing Association is urging Gov. George Pataki to release already-promised state funds to the financially ailing franchise holder.

  • Technical Woes Lead Belmont to Postpone Pick 6

    Friday's Pick 6 at Belmont Park was postponed until Saturday because of continued technical problems with Verizon's fiber lines. There is a Pick 6 carryover from Thursday of $456,860.97.

  • Saratoga Diary: The Difference Between Dead and Dying

    Charlie Hayward, the racetrack's president, credits Bill Nader, his newly-promoted chief operating officer, with coming up with the "Grand Slam." Nader pushed for the innovative bet hoping that it would give horseplayers a tantalizing way to wager on several races.

  • Twilight Racing At Saratoga Debuts Sept. 1

    Saratoga Race Course will offer a full card of Thoroughbred racing Sept. 1 with a different twist. For this one day only during the Spa's 36-day meet, the first race post will be at 3 p.m.

  • On-Track, Overall Handle Up at Aqueduct in '06

    On-track handle was up 8.9% for the New York Racing Association at Aqueduct during the first three months of 2006 and average daily handle on NYRA races only improved 2.7% from $8,225,983 to $8,438,303.

  • Snow Forces Cancellation of Aqueduct Racing Wednesday

    Live racing was cancelled at Aqueduct after the third race Wednesday, as a sudden snow storm earlier in the day left the main track conditions sloppy. It was the fourth cancellation of the year, the last coming March 2.

  • NYRA Seeks Rebate OK With New Phone Bet System

    The New York Racing Association, through its contract with United Tote, linked with VeCommerce Inc., of Littleton, Mass., on March 7 to provide automated telephone account management and wagering functions to its current NYRA One account holders and any new subscribers from New York and Connecticut.

  • Sotheby's Suspends Sale of NY Equine Art

    The auction of 19 pieces of equine artwork by the financially ailing New York Racing Association has been canceled after Sotheby's auction house withdrew the sale under threat of legal action by the state government.

  • Hill 'n' Dale to Sponsor Cigar Mile

    The New York Racing Association announced Nov. 16 that Hill 'n' Dale Farm has become sponsor of Aqueduct's $350,000 Cigar Mile (gr. I). Formerly, the NYRA Mile, the 17th running of the Hill 'n' Dale Cigar Mile will be run on Saturday, Nov. 26.

  • Signage at Belmont Park, indicating location of the race-day detention barns.

    Race-Day Security Barns in Effect for Breeders' Cup

    For the first time in Breeders' Cup history, horses entered in all championship races will be required to pass through a race-day detention barn, keeping in step with security measures set up by the New York Racing Association earlier this year.

  • Final Report on NYRA Delayed

    The firm Getnick & Getnick, the federal monitor overseeing the operating procedures of the New York Racing Association (NYRA), has delayed submitting a report of their findings to the United States Attorney's office, which will turn over the report to Judge Arthur Spatt, the federal judge overseeing the matter.

  • Belmont Attracts Smallest Crowd Since 1996

    The smallest crowd for the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) since 1996, 62,274, turned out on a hot and humid afternoon at the Elmont, N.Y., track to see Afleet Alex dominate the 137th running of the 3-year-old classic by seven lengths Saturday.