Keyword: Mike Lakow

  • Jockey Javier Castellano is looking forward to the Gulfstream Park Championship meet.

    Castellano Aims for More Gulfstream Success

    Though he missed the opening weekend of Gulfstream Park's 2016-2017 Championship Meet with commitments out of town, jockey Javier Castellano is gearing up for a return to South Florida with his sights set on a sixth consecutive riding title.

  • Lakow Hired as Santa Anita Racing Director

    Mike Lakow, who served for 12 years as director of racing for the New York Racing Association, has been hired as racing director at Santa Anita Park, the Southern California track announced Feb. 28.

  • Lakow Joins Hill 'n' Dale Farm as G.M.

    Mike Lakow, who was relieved of his duties as racing secretary in a July shake-up of the New York Racing Association, has been named general manager of John Sikura's Hill 'n' Dale Farm near Lexington.

  • Preakness Stakes winner Afleet Alex, on the move at Belmont Park.

    Backside Moves: Afleet Alex Relocated at Belmont

    Belmont Stakes (gr. I) morning-line favorite Afleet Alex was relocated from Barn 14 to Barn 5 Thursday due to the presence of fellow Belmont starter Nolan's Cat, who is in the same barn.

  • NYRA Prepares Special Barn for Shippers

    Extra precautions are being taken to ensure Belmont Park is safe for horses running in the June 11 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) because of a suspected case of the contagious respiratory disease strangles. A special barn for out-of-state horses competing in the Belmont is being prepared to eliminate any chance of spreading the disease.

  • Horses at Belmont Test Negative for Strangles

    Weekend testing done by both a local laboratory and the University of Illinois have come up negative for horses quarantined at Belmont Park that were suspected of having been exposed to the bacteria that causes a contagious respiratory disease called "strangles."

  • Alex's Scheduled Arrival at Belmont Delayed

    A suspected case of strangles will prevent Preakness (gr. I) winner Afleet Alex, the leader of the 3-year-old division and likely favorite for the 137th Belmont Stakes (gr. I) on June 11, from arriving at Belmont Park on Saturday as was previously scheduled.

  • Declan's Moon, Wilko Top Experimental

    A year after a record three colts shared top weight on the Experimental Free Handicap, this time around the lead is shared by two.

  • Spa Prepares for 'Best Racing in the Nation'

    The New York Racing Association June 28 unveiled the details of its 2004 Saratoga meet, a 36-day gathering with a heavy line-up of horses and top trainers but one that will operate under the watchful eye of a court-appointed monitor.

  • New York Bred Stakes Purses Boosted

    All New York bred stakes races upcoming at Belmont Park and Saratoga currently carrying a purse of $75,000 added will be boosted to $100,000 added.

  • Champion Vindication, top-weighted on the Experimental Free Handicap.

    No Surprises at Top of Experimental Free Handicap

    The suspense leading up to the end of January wasn't whether the colt Vindication and the filly Storm Flag Flying would be voted champion 2-year-olds. They were. The suspense was whether the two unbeaten juveniles would be weighted above the standard weight--126 pounds for males and 123 for fillies--on the 2002 Experimental Free Handicap. They weren't.

  • NYRA Releases 2003 Stakes Slate

    The New York Racing Association's Board of Trustees today approved an innovative stakes schedule for 2003 that will offer 180 stakes and $36.275 million in stakes money available at Aqueduct, Belmont Park and Saratoga Race Course.

  • Purse Record Set at Saratoga

    In a press release dated Sept. 19, the New York Racing Association declares that Saratoga Race Course paid out its highest daily average purses and average overnight purses during the 2002 meeting that ran 36 days, from July 24th-Sept. 2.

  • NYRA Raises Purses for New York-Bred Races

    As a result of strong wagering at New York Racing Association tracks this year, purses for New York-bred races will be raised by $2,000 during the upcoming Belmont Park fall meet.