Keyword: New York

  • Audit: NYRA Underpaid State

    The New York Racing Association, whose annual deficits are "not reflective of operating in a sound and economical manner," underpaid the state of New York by $10.9 million in franchise fees from 2004 to 2005, according to a new audit by state comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.

  • Audit: NYRA Underpaid State Franch

    The New York Racing Association, whose annual deficits are ?not reflective of operating in a sound and economical manner,?? underpaid the state of New York by $10.9 million in franchise fees from 2004 to 2005, according to a new audit by state comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.

  • Northern Spur, Yankee Mon Relocated

    Champion Northern Spur and stakes winner Yankee Mon will stand at Michael Lischin's Dutchess Views Farm/Metropolitan Stud near Pine Plains, N.Y.

  • Steeplechase Posts Record in 2007

    National Steeplechase Association purses were a record $5,357,645 in 2007, up 10.5% from last year, according to the organization's year-end statistics released Nov. 30.

  • Oprah Winney looks to rebound from her disappointing race in the Breeders' Cup.

    Oprah Winney Wants Garland of Roses

    Oprah Winney exits an effort that disappointed her connections in the Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint, but the competition will be softer for their filly in the $75,000 Garland of Roses Handicap at Aqueduct on Dec. 1.

  • Apprentice Cedeno Tries Aqueduct

    Apprentice Carol Cedeno has already made her presence known this year at Philadelphia Park and the Meadowlands. The 19-year-old is now tackling Aqueduct, and got off to a quick start opening day of the inner track meet by winning two races on Nov. 28.

  • Woolf Award Finalists Announced

    Jockeys Roberto Gonzalez, Aaron Gryder, Randall Meier, Richard Migliore, and Mario Pino have been nominated to receive the 2008 Santa Anita George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award, the winner of which will be announced in February of 2008.

  • Franchise Delay Hangs Over Trainers

    Aqueduct's winterized inner track opens Nov. 28, but not without trepidation from horsemen concerning the future of New York Thoroughbred racing.

  • Daaher upsets heavily favored Midnight Lute in the Nov. 24 Hill 'n' Dale Cigar Mile.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D2859628%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Daaher Beats 'Lute' in Cigar Mile

    Shadwell Stable's Daaher upset Midnight Lute, the TVG Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) winner, by 2 1/2 lengths in the $294,000 Hill 'n' Dale Cigar Mile Handicap (gr. I) at Aqueduct on Nov. 24. Midnight Lute, the 1-2 favorite in the five-horse field, finished second.

  • Mushka scores an impressive victory in the grade II Demoiselle Stakes on Nov. 24.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D2859642%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Patience Pays Off for Mushka

    Mushka's future looks bright after she came from last to first to win Aqueduct's $200,000 Demoiselle Stakes (gr. II) by 4 1/2 lengths Nov. 24.

  • Pool Land seeks her third graded win in the Top Flight Handicap.

    Consistent Pool Land in Top Flight

    Pool Land, a winner of seven races from 10 starts, seeks her third graded win in the $150,000 Top Flight Handicap (gr. II) at Aqueduct Nov. 23.

  • NYRA Outlines Finances in Documents

    The New York Racing Association is proposing to keep 17.5 acres of land adjacent to Aqueduct after it gives up it land claims to the state of New York, according to amendments filed to its Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization.

  • Santos' Daughter Remains in Jail

    Sophia Santos, daughter of Hall of Fame jockey Jose Santos, remained in a Nassau County, N.Y., jail Nov. 21, 10 days after being arrested for drunk driving, which resulted in the death of a Long Island, N.Y., woman.

  • Sport Page Handicap winner Tasteyville will miss the Cigar Mile.

    Tasteyville Will Miss Cigar Mile

    Tasteyville, who easily won the Sport Page Handicap (gr. III) Oct. 27, will not run in the Hill 'n' Dale Cigar Mile Handicap (gr. I) at Aqueduct Nov. 24 because of a minor leg injury.

  • Sciacca Gets 120-Day Suspension

    New York-based trainer Gary Sciacca was suspended 120 days by the New York State Racing and Wagering Board, effective Nov. 19, for his connection to the administration of a prohibited substance on race day to one of his horses in 2003.

  • Great Lakes Downs has drawn initial looks from racing interests.

    MEC Properties Listed for Sale

    Magna Entertainment's debt-reduction sale of what it deems excess assets is under way with at least four properties already listed with real estate agents.

  • Bishop Court Hill makes his first start for trainer Tom Albertrani in the Fall Highweight.

    Fall Highweight 'Cap Attracts Seven

    Grand Champion appears to have landed in the perfect spot to earn his first open stakes win in the $100,000 Fall Highweight Handicap at Aqueduct Nov. 22.

  • Fawkes Hopeful for New York String

    Florida-based trainer David Fawkes had good luck shipping Take d'Tour to New York to win grade I races in 2006 and 2007, and now he looks forward to doing well with his first New York-based stable at Aqueduct's fall and winter meets.

  • Divine Park is being pointed to the Dec. 26 Malibu (gr. I).<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%2Fbloodhorse%3Fprocess%3Ddynamic%26name1%3Dmetadata%252Fany%26value1%3Ddivine%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Divine Park Eyes Malibu Stakes

    Divine Park, undefeated winner of the Withers (gr. III) at Aqueduct in April, will run for the first time since that race in the Dec. 26 Malibu Stakes (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park, trainer Kiaran McLaughlin said Nov. 15.

  • Dalvina, recent winner of the Long Island Handicap (gr. IIIT), is now in the care to trainer Graham Motion.

    Dalvina to Stay in U.S. With Motion

    Dalvina, an impressive winner of the Long Island Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Aqueduct Nov. 11, has been turned over to trainer Graham Motion to continue her American campaign.

  • Linda Rice saddled the first three finishers in the Nov. 11, $100,000 Fifth Avenue Division of the New York Stallion Stakes.

    Trainer Rice Hits Stakes 'Trifecta'

    Trainer Linda Rice hit the "trifecta" in the Nov. 11 Fifth Avenue Division of the New York Stallion Stakes at Aqueduct.

  • Dan Liebman
Editor-in-Chief

    Commentary: One Small Step

    <i>By - Dan Liebman</i> - It was an item that didn't draw many headlines. But, as Neil Armstrong so eloquently said about one small step, it can lead to a giant leap.

  • Jose Santos

    Santos' Daughter In Fatal Crash

    Sophia Santos, the 20-year-old daughter of Hall of Fame jockey Jose Santos, is being held on a $1 million bond in a Nassau County, N.Y., jail and has been charged with driving while intoxicated and second-degree vehicular manslaughter after she was involved in a Nov. 11 car accident that left one woman dead and another in critical condition.

  • Golden Strategy comes in from Florida to try the Red Smith.

    Red Smith on Turf Looms Wide Open

    The Nov. 10 Red Smith Handicap (gr. IIT) at Aqueduct will be run at a demanding 1 3/8 miles. The turf race also will prove to be a challenge to handicappers.

  • New York Franchise Still a Question

    With a franchise expiration date of Dec. 31 fast approaching, it still remains very unclear who will be in control of Aqueduct, Belmont Park, and Saratoga in 2008 and beyond.

  • Chatain will run next in the $300,000 Hill &#39;n&#39; Dale Cigar Mile Handicap (gr. I).

    Prep Under Belt, Chatain Pointed to Cigar Mile

    Chatain, the winner of the Nov. 3 William Livingston Stakes at Meadowlands, will run next in the $300,000 Hill 'n' Dale Cigar Mile Handicap (gr. I) at Aqueduct Nov. 24, according to trainer Angel Penna Jr.

  • Sugar Shake looks to break a nine-month losing streak in the Turnback the Alarm Handicap (gr. III).

    Sugar Shake Looks to Sound 'Alarm' at Aqueduct

    Sugar Shake looks to regain the form she had earlier this year when she won the Santa Maria Handicap (gr. I) in the Turnback the Alarm Handicap (gr. III) at Aqueduct Nov. 4.

  • The Long Island Handicap (gr.IIIT) marks Royal Highness&#39; final start before retirement in Europe.

    Royal Highness Hopes to Bow Out a Winner

    Royal Highness is headed to the breeding shed in Europe, but she has some business to attend to first: The Nov. 3 Long Island Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Aqueduct.

  • Scott Lake earned win number 4,000 on Halloween.

    Lake Wins 4,000th Race As Trainer

    The aptly-named Hickory Trick brought Scott Lake his 4,000th career win Oct. 31 while the leading Mid-Atlantic trainer was trick-or-treating with his children on Halloween night. Saddled by assistant Ralph Wernimont, the gelded son of Clever Trick went wire-to-wire as the favorite in a six-furlong claiming event at Penn National.

  • IRS Claims NYRA Owes $1.6 Billion

    The New York Racing Association can add the Internal Revenue Service to its list of obstacles, as the federal agency wants NYRA to pay it $1.6 billion to settle past tax bills.

  • Lady of Venice is one of a few Patrick Biancone horses being transferred to other trainers.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D1634549%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Lady of Venice, Others Transferred to New Trainers

    Lady of Venice, a top turf runner formerly trained by Patrick Biancone, is now being trained Kiaran McLaughlin, while two of Biancone's other horses have been transferred to Todd Pletcher.

  • Lawyer Ron, Sunday at Belmont.

    Pletcher Brigade Works; Discreet Cat Sizzles

    Trainer Todd Pletcher worked 12 of his pre-entered Breeders' Cup horses Oct. 21 at Belmont Park, while Discreet Cat sizzled in prepartion for the inaugural Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile.

  • Purses to Increase 12% for Aqueduct Fall Meet

    The New York Racing Association will again raises purses, this time for the 45-day Aqueduct fall meet that begins Oct. 24 and runs through Dec. 30. Projected purses will be the highest in recent memory for the fall meet.

  • Magna, Churchill Withdraw From Empire Racing

    A consortium of major horse industry companies vying for the Thoroughbred franchise in new York began falling apart Oct. 10, as Magna Entertainment and Churchill Downs announced their withdrawal from Empire Racing Associates.