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A new state budget in Albany for the first time gives the New York Jockey Injury Compensation Fund authority to negotiate directly with insurance companies for not just traditionally covered workers.
Lois Engel shares her love of horses at Pucker Ridge Farm
State regulators in New York are moving to add several drugs to race-day threshold standards in order to be in sync with national model rules of the Association of Racing Commissioners International.
The New York Racing Association has announced a long-distance turf bonus program for the upcoming 2017 Belmont Park spring/summer meet.
In a panel on veterinary records April 18 at the ARCI conference, several veterinarians who oversee such records programs said the benefits for safety, integrity, regulatory research, and horsemen far outweigh concerns of privacy.
An upstate New York harness racetrack, struggling to compete with added casino gambling in the region, is scuttling plans to open for another racing season April 21.
New York horsemen and tracks will pay the full costs of equine drug testing in the state, an amount that totals more than $4 million annually, under a state budget deal that was given final adoption by lawmakers April 9.
Irish War Cry put doubts to rest April 8 in the $750,000 Wood Memorial Presented by NYRA Bets (G2), clearing Battalion Runner by open lengths to rebound from his lackluster performance last out.
Miss Sky Warrior and Yorkiepoo Princess meet in the $300,000 Gazelle Stakes (G2) April 8 at Aqueduct Racetrack, a race that will determine the likelihood of their progression to the Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1).
Grade 1 winner, and hero of the group 1 $2 million Dubai Golden Shaheen at Meydan Racecourse two weeks ago, Mind Your Biscuits was voted the 2016 New York-bred Horse of the Year.
Proposals to shift NYRA back to private operation could be stripped from budget legislation and dealt with in June toward the end of the New York legislative session.
Old Friends, Kentucky Derby Museum, and National Museum of Racing cross-promote
The late trainer Thomas H. Voss and two-time Eclipse Award-winning champion steeplechase horse Good Night Shirt have been elected to the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame.
A final agreement has been reached to permit Thoroughbred racing to continue at Finger Lakes Racetrack as part of a two-year deal that includes additional funding for purses from several stakeholders.
There is nothing run of the mill about Anne Morgan and Tim Little's Mill Creek Farm. Called "horse heaven" by one of their clients, the full-service farm outside Saratoga Springs, N.Y., has been rolling along for some 30 years.
New York Senate and Assembly budget plans propose only two governor-appointed positions on a new privatized NYRA board of directors. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has proposed his office choose six appointees.
New arrangement will produce 46 live shows on FS2 that will cover racing at Aqueduct Racetrack, Belmont Park, and Saratoga Race Course. The Saratoga Live program will offer 36 shows.
Trainer Dale Romans has been persistent in his pursuit of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), and his chance at this year's edition just snapped into focus thanks to Albaugh Family Stable's J Boys Echo.
The horsemen's group at Finger Lakes racetrack in upstate New York approved a deal Feb. 27 permitting the track to remain open this year in the face of new gambling competition that's expected to eat into purse account funds.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is proposing a plan to keep racing afloat at Finger Lakes Racetrack that calls for new contributions to a purse account from the track's owners.
Lady Sheila Stable's champion sprinter La Verdad delivered her first foal, a dark bay filly by Medaglia d'Oro, Feb. 13 at Vivien Malloy's Edition Farm in Hyde Park, N.Y.
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Gov. Andrew Cuomo quietly squashed a NYRA restructuring bill with a "pocket veto."
Booming state-bred programs lift incoming stallion rosters
Multiple grade 2-placed and track record holder Normandy Invasion sired his first foal Jan. 14 when a filly arrived at Hilltop Stables near Deposit, N.Y. The son of Tapit, a Spendthrift stallion, stands at Keane Stud near Amenia, N.Y.
Stakes-placed son of Pulpit among 57 black-type horses under the first three dams.
New York racing regulators Jan. 20 released a set of proposed sweeping equine drug and recordkeeping rules that arose from the state's investigation into allegations made by PETA against trainer Steve Asmussen in 2013.
The first reported foal by Three Chimneys' stallion Fast Anna was born Jan. 14 at Five Oak Farm in Saratoga Springs, NY.
New York state would stop paying costs associated with equine drug testing in the horse racing industry, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has proposed in his new 2017 state budget plan.
The bay filly, bred by trainer Mike Ferraro and Blue Star Stable, was born at Waldorf Farm
Glenn DiSanto was an avid supporter of aftercare programs.
An influential New York state senator this week will take testimony about what the Thoroughbred industry envisions for the future of the New York Racing Association.
Simulcasting will return to Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack following a short-term deal between the track and the local HBPA.
Trainer Leandra Cooper will oversee operations at October Hill Farm near Fort Edward.
2016 leading New York sire Freud remains at $10,000
The New York Racing Association has announced a $1 million bonus to any Japan-based Thoroughbred who competes in and wins the 149th running of the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes (G1) June 10 at Belmont Park.
A New York-based veterinarian has been suspended by regulators for falsely submitting health certificates for three horses seeking to enter the grounds at Aqueduct Racetrack.
Thoroughbred trainers and assistant trainers will now be required to fulfill at least four hours annually of continuing education coursework in order to retain their racing licenses with New York state.
An effort in New York to set minimum annual continuing education thresholds for Thoroughbred trainers is back on track, with state regulators expected next week to embrace the new rule.
Dutchess Views Farm near Pine Plains, New York has announced the 2017 fees for its roster of stallions, which includes two of this year's leading New York sires, Big Brown and Bellamy Road.
Multiple graded stakes winner Paulassilverlining is set to make her first start since finishing third in the Nov. 5 Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (gr. I), headlining a field of seven Dec. 10 in the 31st running of the $125,000 Garland of Roses.
Rockridge Stud, near Hudson N.Y., announced Dec. 5 that its star stallion Posse will not return to the U.S. in 2017. The farm announced fees for seven others.
V. E. Day, winner of the 2014 Travers Stakes (gr. I), has been retired and will enter stud at Waldorf Farm near North Chatham, N. Y. He will stand for an introductory price of $6,500 in 2017.
The grade I-winning son of Mineshaft is being syndicated for 50 shares and will stand for an introductory fee of $10,000.
Legislation permitting the New York Jockey Injury Compensation Fund to look at alternative coverage options for its increasingly expensive workers compensation insurance program has been vetoed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Paul Pompa Jr.'s Connect exited his gutsy Nov. 26 victory in the $500,000 Cigar Mile (gr. I) at Aqueduct Racetrack in good shape, trainer Chad Brown reported from his Belmont Park base the morning of Nov. 27.
- By BloodHorse Staff
- Thoroughbred Breeding, Northeast Region, Midwest Region, Southeast Region, Southwest Region, West Region, Kentucky
BloodHorse.com is compiling a list of upcoming open house days showcasing stallions for the 2016 breeding season.
Sunrise Stallions of New York announced its 2017 stud fees. Big Brown will stand for $7,500; Frost Giant for $5,000; Heavy Breathing, $2,500.
Sticksstatelydude has raced at seven different racetracks and in four different states, but does his best in one--the Empire State.
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