A measure giving flexibility to the financial operations of the New York State Thoroughbred Breeding and Development Fund passed by a comfortable margin in the state Senate, as it has every year since 2010.
Brian Spearman, a senior vice president at PepsiCo, has joined Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners as an equity partner and has assumed the role of chairman effective immediately.
Revenue for state government from the nation's pari-mutuel industry dropped 3.5% in 2014 from a year earlier, according to a new report by a university system think tank.
New York regulators March 23 said they want to hold a forum to consider the future use of anti-bleeding medication furosemide in the state.
Legislation has been introduced in both houses of the New York legislature to require the owners of a future commercial casino to make whole any losses suffered by horsemen and breeders at nearby Finger Lakes.
"This action is being undertaken in a prudent and a proactive step to prevent the loss of two days of racing, and to prepare the track for Saturday's inaugural Claiming Championships," read a release.
Hall of Fame trainer H. Allen Jerkens, 85, died March 18 in Aventura, Fla. He had been hospitalized for several weeks with an infection.
A compact but experienced field will go out March 22 in the $100,000 Stymie Stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack, as Evening Attire Stakes winner North Slope looks to fend off Micromanage and Vyjack.
The New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association March 14 said it has denied a protest of its 2014 election by West Point Thoroughbreds president Terry Finley.
A federal judge has scheduled a March 16 hearing in trainer Rick Dutrow Jr.'s appeal of the action by New York regulators in which his license was revoked for 10 years.
Shadwell Stable's Mamdooha will return from a year-long layoff and attempt to extend her win streak to five straight races when she starts in the Correction Stakes at six furlongs March 14 at Aqueduct.
Alex's Pal, a 16-year-old son of Valid Expectations, was euthanized March 11 due to colic.
The owner of Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack in upstate New York is asking a state judge to halt the awarding of a license for a new commercial casino located just 25 miles away from the 1960s-era racetrack.
Zayat Stables' El Kabeir continued his success on the New York circuit March 7, running to a polished victory in the $400,000 Gotham Stakes (gr. III) at Aqueduct Racetrack.
Maryland-based jockey Sheldon Russell won the 1,000th race of his career March 7 in style by guiding Sean Shay's Shayjolie to victory in the $100,000 Cat Cay Stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack.
Video lottery terminals at Aqueduct Racetrack have helped push up prices of New York-bred yearlings and increased the state's foal crop in what economic development officials say has been a far-reaching impact.
Aqueduct Racetrack has canceled racing March 6 due to the impact of winter weather on the racing surface and aggressive efforts to get the track ready for the March 7 program highlighted by the $400,000 Gotham Stakes.
- By Blood-Horse Staff
- Thoroughbred Racing, Handicapping, Northeast Region, Midwest Region, Southwest Region, Kentucky, Mid-Atlantic Region
Because of severe winter weather conditions, or expected winter weather, racing for March 5 has been canceled at Aqueduct Racetrack, Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races, and Oaklawn Park.
The veteran reinsman has already developed a great rapport with the Florida-bred son of Scat Daddy, who is pointing for the March 7 Gotham (gr. II) and has become very special at this point in Lopez's career.
Trainer Rudy Rodriguez was handed a 25-day suspension and was fined $2,500 after two of his horses tested positive for the therapeutic drug flunixin, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug also known as Banamine.
A New York casino panel has approved another round of bids for a gaming facility in the Southern Tier region of the state located near Binghamton and just across from the Pennsylvania border.
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Zayat Stables will continue its chess game of 3-year-old prep racing by shipping Mr. Z to the March 28 Louisiana Derby (gr. II), while American Pharoah runs in the Rebel (gr. II) and El Kabeir starts in the Gotham (gr. II).
Effective with the entries for March 5, the New York Racing Association said Feb. 24 it will end a controversial rule that mandated 15 days between starts for horses at Aqueduct Racetrack.
New York regulators are still not saying when the findings of an investigation into allegations of horse abuse by trainer Steve Asmussen will be released.
As snowflakes began to fall at Aqueduct Racetrack Feb. 21, heavily favored Condo Commando opened her 3-year-old campaign with an impressive front-running victory in the $100,000 Busher Stakes.
Tickets for the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival will go on sale at 10:00 a.m. ET Feb. 23. All reserved seating, premium dining options, and admission to the grounds will be available through Ticketmaster.
Due to winter weather live racing at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races and at Penn National for Feb. 20 has been canceled, along with racing at Aqueduct and Laurel.
In anticipation of extreme winter conditions including severe wind chills, live racing at Aqueduct Racetrack in New York and Laurel Park in Maryland has been canceled for Feb. 20.
The first reported foal by Heavy Breathing, a full brother to prominent New York sire Frost Giant, is a bay filly born Feb. 2 at Dutchess Views Farm near Pine Plains, N.Y.
Far From Over recovered from a bad start to upset 1-2 favorite El Kabeir Feb. 7 in the $250,000 Withers Stakes (gr. III) at Aqueduct Racetrack, closing much ground en route to his first graded score.
David Jacobson and Southern Equine Stables' Salutos Amigos wouldn't be denied Feb. 7, rallying through the stretch to take the $147,000 Toboggan Stakes (gr. III) at Aqueduct Racetrack by 1 3/4 lengths over Dads Caps.
El Kabeir, the current leader on the road to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), will look to take the next step toward the starting gate on the first Saturday in May when he tackles the $250,000 Withers.
Despite the fact she has seven empty mares and has yet to decide which stallions to breed to this year, Joanne Nielsen has had an uplifting start to 2015. She is the breeder of Upstart, who won the Holy Bull (gr. II) Jan. 24.
Trickmeister, a grade II-placed multiple stakes winner, has been retired and will take up stud duties in 2015 at Tomorrow Bloodstock near Thompson Ridge, N.Y.
Due to severe winter weather conditions, the New York Racing Association canceled live racing at Aqueduct Racetrack for Wednesday, Jan. 28.
The New York Racing Association's inaugural Claiming Championship Series will offer 10 stakes worth $710,000 when it debuts at Aqueduct Racetrack March 21.
The New York State Gaming Commission has completed its investigation and is finishing its report into allegations by the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals regarding the care of horses trained by Steve Asmussen.
The New York THA has released documents in conjunction with a review of the challenge of its 2014 election by Terry Finley, who lost the race for president to Rick Violette Jr. by a slim margin
A New York Racing Association policy that prohibits a horse from racing within 14 days of its previous start has its detractors and supporters.
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- By Karen Johnson
- Thoroughbred Racing, Breeders' Cup, Triple Crown, Kentucky Oaks, Northeast Region, Midwest Region, Southeast Region, Southwest Region, West Region, Kentucky
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The New York Racing Association announced that Sean S. Perl has been named assistant racing secretary for Aqueduct Racetrack, Belmont Park, and Saratoga Race Course.
Live racing at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course has been cancelled for Wednesday, Jan. 14 due to winter weather conditions; racing has also been cancelled at Aqueduct Racetrack in New York.
Rivals and racing fans may view top trainer Todd Pletcher as reserved and unemotional, but there is more to the dedicated horseman than meets the eye. A competitive nature, sly wit, and drive to succeed have carried him to the top of the game.
A New York panel has begun anew the process for awarding a commercial casino license in the state's Southern Tier region after the urging of Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
- By Steve Haskin
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The Midlantic fall yearling sale, previously scheduled for Sept. 29, will now be held Oct. 6, while the Saratoga fall sale, earlier scheduled for Oct. 6, will be held Oct. 26, Fasig-Tipton said.
Trinniberg, the 2012 champion sprinter, was represented by his first reported foal when a filly produced from Princesspatseattle was foaled Jan. 11 at Rockridge Stud near Hudson, N.Y.
The New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association, which met Jan. 10 in the wake of a spate of catastrophic breakdowns at Aqueduct Racetrack, said racing participants will be asked to be more vigilant.
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