Keyword: New York

  • Mine That Bird's Owners Check In

    Mine That Bird's entourage grew a bit the morning of May 31 as Mark Allen and Dr. Leonard Blach, the New Mexico-based co-owners of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner, made a quick stop in Louisville en route to New York for the June 6 Belmont Stakes (gr. I).

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    Rain Alters Plans for Belmont Hopefuls

    Continued wet weather in the New York metropolitan area has left the final serious works of several contenders for the June 6 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) up in the air.

  • Ruffian Medical Center Opens Near Belmont

    The Ruffian Equine Medical Center, located across the street from the backstretch at Belmont Park, opened its doors May 26 under the direction of Dr. James Hunt and Dr. Patricia Hogan.

  • NY Panel to OTBs: Hold Off on Long-Term Deals

    A New York government panel studying whether to alter the current structure of the state's off-track betting system has asked the OTBs to hold off on signing any long-term deals, a move that suggests the panel could have sweeping changes in mind.

  • Belmont Park in Midst of Accreditation Review

    As officials in Maryland work to achieve full accreditation for Pimlico Race Course through the National Thoroughbred Racing Association Safety and Integrity Alliance, the New York Racing Association is anticipating alliance approval for Belmont Park before the June 6 Belmont Stakes (gr. I).

  • MGM Mirage Back in Big A Casino Hunt

    MGM Mirage is back in the hunt to develop New York City's only legal casino with word emerging May 14 that it has joined forces with two other entities trying to win the bid for a sprawling new gambling facility at Aqueduct Racetrack.

  • Seven Bids Submitted For Aqueduct Casino

    Trying one more time, the state of New York accepted seven new bids - from major casino operators to real estate and racing interests -- to develop a casino at Aqueduct racetrack, an authority first approved for the facility back in 2001.

  • Eder to Sing 'New York, New York' at Belmont

    A welcome and familiar face will headline the Belmont Stakes Day entertainment lineup when singer Linda Eder returns to Belmont Park to sing "New York, New York" as the field for the 141st Belmont Stakes (gr. I) makes its way to the starting gate June 6.

  • NY Official: Racetracks Hurt Racinos' Profit

    New York's lottery director caused a bit of a stir this week when he suggested to state lawmakers that racetracks are a drag on the profitability of their racino operations - leading to less money going to the state's education budget.

  • Bid Process Reopened for New York VLTs

    New York Gov. David A. Paterson, Senate Majority Leader Malcolm A. Smith and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver announced April 17 that New York State is seeking new proposals to select an experienced gaming operator to build and operate a video lottery terminal facility at Aqueduct Racetrack in Queens.

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    Commentator Named NY Horse of the Year

    For the sixth time in the last seven seasons, the New York Thoroughbred Breeders champions for 2008 included two or more grade I winners for the year.

  • Jeff Mullins

    Mullins: NY Incident 'Honest Mistake'

    On April 6, two days after Gato Go Win was scratched from the Bay Shore Stakes (gr.III) at Aqueduct because the horse's trainer, Jeff Mullins, was observed administrating an orally-injected substance to his horse in the detention barn, the New York State Racing and Wagering Board said the "matter is still in the hands" of the Aqueduct stewards.

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    Kodiak Kowboy Rallies for Carter Victory

    Kodiak Kowboy scored the first grade I victory of his career and became a millionaire in dramatic fashion, rallying late to edge the front-running Fabulous Strike by a head in the $300,000 Carter Handicap April 4 at Aqueduct in New York. It was the eighth win in 17 career races for Kodiak Kowboy, who was Canada's champion 2-year-old male in 2007.

  • Lawmaker: Let NYRA Develop VLT Casino

    The state of New York should abandon efforts to find new bidders to develop a video lottery terminal casino at Aqueduct and instead tap the New York Racing Association to run the long-delayed facility, a leading state lawmaker believes.

  • Jockey's Agent Gilardi Dead

    Prominent jockey agent Vic Gilardi died March 19, at Long Island Jewish Hospital after a one-month stay. He was 78.

  • Breeding Incentives to Midas Eyes

    Empire Stud near Hudson, N.Y., has announced a stud fee reduction of 50% and more for the 2009 breeding season to grade I winner Midas Eyes

  • Father Ciani, Big Racing Fan, Dead

    Father Francis Ciani, a Roman Catholic priest who was one of the biggest fans of New York racing, died March 7 at Our Lady of Mercy Life Center in Guilderland, N.Y.

  • KY Budget Woes Could Aid Racetrack VLTs

    With the Kentucky General Assembly seemingly headed for a special session this spring or summer to address a substantial revenue deficit, a legislative committee March 12 heard testimony on a bill that would authorize video lottery terminals at racetracks in the state.

  • Final OK to Block Takeout Hike in NY

    Legislation has been given final approval in New York to block a looming 1% takeout increase on out-of-state pari-mutuel wagers. The legislation now heads to Gov. David Paterson for his consideration.

  • NY Officials Scramble for Aqueduct Bids

    As state officials in New York scrambled to re-group following the collapse of the Delaware North plan to build a casino at Aqueduct racetrack, at least one of the former bidding groups said it would be interested in making a new bid on the long-stalled project.

  • Aqueduct video gaming legislation was approved eight years ago.

    NY Breeders: Expedite Aqueduct VLT Plan

    The New York Thoroughbred Breeders, disturbed by a delay in a plan for thousands of video lottery terminals at Aqueduct, called the situation "inexplicable" and said Gov. David Paterson should put the project on "war footing."

  • Simulcast Confab to Saratoga Springs

    The Thoroughbred Racing Associations has announced Saratoga Springs, N.Y., as the host city for the 18th International Simulcast Conference. The 2009 conference will be held Oct. 12-14 at the Saratoga Hilton.

  • F-T Racing Festival Set for Saratoga

    Fasig-Tipton Company and the New York Racing Association (NYRA) are teaming up to develop the inaugural Fasig-Tipton Festival of Racing at Saratoga Race Course The festival will be held the second weekend of the Saratoga racing season, Aug. 8 and 9, and will precede the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling auction Aug. 10 and 11.

  • Bushnell's 'Berner' Best of Breed

    Fara Bushnell, a longtime equine insurance agent in Lexington and a familiar face at many Thoroughbred auctions, is the co-owner of a Bernese Mountain Dog that won Best of Breed at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show in New York Feb. 10.

  • Arazi's Breeder in Pro Football HOF

    Longtime Buffalo Bills owner Ralph C. Wilson Jr., who formerly was prominent in Thoroughbred breeding and racing, has been elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. At age 90, Wilson will be the oldest person ever inducted when ceremonies are held Aug. 8 in Canton, Ohio.

  • First Foal by Stonesider

    Stonesider's first reported foal is a filly born Jan. 29 at Brian Gillum's Glen Mare Farm near Fultonville, N.Y.

  • Noble Causeway Sires First Foal

    The first foal by grade I stakes-placed Noble Causeway is a filly born Jan. 18 at Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Riggio's My Meadowview near Water Mill, N.Y.

  • Will He Shine's First Foal

    The first offspring by grade II winner Will He Shine is a colt foaled Jan. 13 in New York State.

  • Aqueduct, Beulah Cancel Jan. 16 Cards

    Because of an ominous forecast for bitter Arctic cold, compounded by strong winds, the New York Racing Association has decided to cancel its scheduled live race card at Aqueduct Jan. 16. Beulah Park in Ohio also canceled its Jan. 16 program because of frigid temperatures.

  • NYRA, TVG Have No Agreement

    In a short statement issued Jan. 1, New York Racing Association chief Charlie Hayward said an agreement had not been reached to send the organization's racing signal to TVG.

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    NY Governor Proposes Belmont Casino

    New York Gov. David Paterson is proposing to permit a casino at Belmont racetrack, a move he believes will raise $370 million in a franchise fee payment to the deficit-ridden state.

  • A New Casino Push in New York

    Three casinos would be permitted in New York's Catskills tourist region under a constitutional amendment introduced in the Legislature for consideration next year.

  • RTCA to Spread Christmas Cheer

    The Race Track Chaplaincy's New York division has teamed up with Darley USA, a group of local breeders and owners, and a concerned group of Saratoga residents to bring some Christmas joy to approximately 100 people connected to the backstretch community at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Harlem Rocker (inside) gets his nose in front, but Tale of Ekati gets the victory via dq.<br><a target="blank" href="">Order This Photo</a>

    Tale of Ekati Wins Cigar Mile on DQ

    Charles Fipke's Tale of Ekati finished a nose behind Stronach Stables' Harlem Rocker when the horses hit the wire in the Nov. 29 Hill 'n' Dale Cigar Mile (gr. I) at Aqueduct, but was placed first after stewards disqualified Harlem Rocker for interference in the stretch. Wanderin Boy was euthanized after fracturing the sesamoids in his left front leg.

  • Old Fashioned cruises to victory in the Remsen.<br><a target="blank" href="">Order This Photo</a>

    Old Fashioned Cruises in Remsen Stakes

    Favored Old Fashioned made sure there wasn't a lot of suspense about the outcome of the $200,000 Remsen Stakes (gr. II) for 2-year-olds at Aqueduct Nov. 29. The son of Unbridled's Song grabbed the lead early and then romped to a 7 1/4-length victory in New York.

  • Tale of Ekati Wins Cigar Mile on DQ

    Charles Fipke's Tale of Ekati won the grade I Hill 'n' Dale Cigar Mile at Aqueduct Nov. 29 when Stronach Stables' Harlem Rocker, who crossed the wire first by a nose, was disqualified and placed second.

  • NY Sale Company Voids Purchase of Horses

    The New York Breeders' Sales Company voided the purchase of a number of horses that sold during the Oct. 12 Fall Breeding Stock Sale in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., after it was determined the buyer of those horses failed to properly establish credit.

  • NJ Lawmakers Call for Racing Study Group

    Two New Jersey lawmakers have taken a bipartisan approach in urging the governor to quickly form a committee to examine the state and future of the horse racing and breeding industry.