Trainer Linda Rice Oct. 25 said Lady Sheila Stable's La Verdad, who won the Iroquois Stakes for New York-breds at Belmont Park the previous day, will be entered in the Oct. 31 Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (gr. I).
The state of New York, citing costs savings, is considering a plan to halt a practice in which the state, at its expense, tests all claimed horses to check for the presence of drugs or other substances.
Honor Code worked a half-mile in :48 Oct. 25 over Belmont's main track in preparation for the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I).
"She took off so hard, it made the saddle slip up on her withers. So he couldn't do much riding, but that was OK."
Trainer Chad Brown unleashed a cavalcade of Breeders' Cup-bound horses at Belmont Park Oct. 24 for their final works, including Big Blue Kitten, Slumber, Shining Copper, Stephanie's Kitten, and Dacita.
Tonalist, under jockey John Velazquez, worked five furlongs in 1:01 at Belmont Park Oct. 24 in his final work before the Oct. 31 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) at Keeneland.
Frosted fired a half-mile bullet in :47 at Greentree Training Center near Saratoga Race Course and will arrive at Keeneland the morning of Oct. 27.
NYRA president Christopher Kay, whose contract extension was announced Oct. 21, said the organization most likely will experience an increase in profit this year exclusive of revenue from video lottery terminals.
The champion racemare takes in her new surroundings at Keeneland Oct. 21.
Champion racemare Beholder is feeling better Oct. 21 after a mild fever. Watch her graze at Keeneland with trainer Richard Mandella.
Graded stakes winner Major Gain has been retired from racing and will stand the 2016 breeding season at McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds in New York.
Trainer Bob Baffert's West Coast shipper Pretty N Cool scored a front-running one-length victory as the favorite in the $200,000 Matron Stakes (gr. II) for 2-year-old fillies Oct. 18 at Belmont Park.
A group III winner in France back in 2013, Trevor Stewart's Stellar Path broke through with her first graded score in North America Oct. 17 at Belmont Park, taking the $200,000 Athenia Stakes (gr. IIIT).
Dutchess Views Farm's homebred Dr. Shane upset 1-4 favorite Championofthenile by two lengths in the $206,963 New York Breeders' Futurity Oct. 17, collecting his first stakes win at Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack.
Annual Report was in tight at the break and trailed the field early on, but the 2-year-old colt rallied with a big late run to win the $200,000 Futurity Stakes (gr. II) Oct 17 at Belmont Park.
Lady Lara and Coffee Clique will be working Oct. 17 to find some semblance of their previously consistent form in the $200,000 Athenia Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Belmont Park.
All six entrants in the $200,000 Futurity Stakes (gr. II) will be seeking their first graded victory Oct. 17 at Belmont Park, but only two carry graded experience.
A New York State panel has tapped a fourth location for a full-blown casino as the state marches closer to a final set of approvals for a casino expansion.
An audit released by New York's chief fiscal watchdog is critical of how NYRA is handling major expenses on capital projects.
Midas Touch, a group II-winning son of top international sire Galileo, will stand the 2016 season at Rockridge Stud near Hudson, N.Y.
Co-favorite Partisan Politics kicked home in mid-stretch to capture her first win of the year in the $200,000 Pebbles Stakes Oct. 12 at Belmont Park.
After Artemis Agrotera breezed a sharp five furlongs in :59.11 from the gate at Belmont Park, trainer Mike Hushion said it's possible the filly would make her first start in a year in the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint.
Grade I-placed Consumer Credit will get some class relief when she tries to end a three-race skid in the $200,000 Pebbles Stakes on a Columbus Day card Oct. 12 at Belmont Park.
The grade I-winning son of Speightstown will stand in New York for $7,500 live foal.
St. Elias Stable, MeB Racing Stables, and Brooklyn Boyz Stables' Greenpointcrusader went from last-out maiden winner to grade I winner in the $500,000 Champagne Stakes for 2-year-olds Oct. 3 at Belmont Park.
Reddam Racing's Ralis, an easy winner of the Hopeful Stakes (gr. I) in his first start outside of California, figures to be favored versus eight other 2-year-olds in the $500,000 Champagne Stakes (gr. I) at Belmont Oct. 3.
Trainer Chad Brown could have as many as four of the 10 possible runners in the Flower Bowl, but expected rain in the New York area will make this a challenging race to forecast.
Micromanage, a grade III-winning son of Medaglia d'Oro, will stand at Rockridge Stud near Hudson, N.Y., beginning in 2016. His initial fee will be $5,000.
My Meadowview Farm's homebred Tin Type Gal went from maiden winner in her previous start to grade III winner in the Sept. 27 Miss Grillo Stakes on the grass at Belmont Park.
Repole Stable's homebred Sudden Surprise remained undefeated in three starts after he grabbed the early lead and held off Get Jets in the $150,000 Bertram F. Bongard Stakes for New York-bred 2-year-olds Sept. 27 at Belmont.
La Verdad stretched her unbeaten streak on the year to five with a wire-to-wire score in the Sept. 26 Gallant Bloom Handicap (gr. III) at Belmont Park.
The 5-year-old daughter of Street Sense went wire-to-wire in the $400,000 Beldame Stakes (gr. I) at Belmont Park to win her second consecutive grade I.
Reigning Horse of the Year California Chrome at Taylor Made Stallions Sept. 25, 2015.
New York's top fiscal watchdog said payments to racetracks, competition from advance deposit wagering entities, and sharply rising simulcast fees are contributing to increasingly perilous finances at five OTB corporations.
A full field of 11 2-year-old fillies will be tested over Belmont's Widener turf course Sept. 27 in the 1 1/16-mile Miss Grillo Stakes (gr. IIIT).
Big Blue Kitten and Shining Copper finished on the board in the Arlington Million.
Rock Fall will try for a second straight grade I victory and seventh consecutive win overall when he faces a half-dozen rivals in the $400,000 Vosburgh Stakes (gr. I) Sept. 29 at Belmont Park.
Curalina will step up to face older fillies and mares Sept. 26, taking on five rivals in the $400,000 Beldame Stakes (gr. I) at Belmont Park.
Jockey Rajiv Maragh offered a positive update on his long road to recovery Sept. 23, when he shared news of his latest doctor's exam with followers on Twitter.
The much-anticipated September 24 release by New York regulators of their probe into the care of horses trained by Steve Asmussen is being delayed.
Spring DeFranco, 14 of New York, wrote about her experience volunteering at the Finger Lakes Thoroughbred Adoption Center.
Spring DeFranco tells how the Finger Lakes Thoroughbred Adoption Center changed her life.
Millionaire Smart Bid, a two-time graded stakes-winning son of Smart Strike, has been relocated to stand the 2016 breeding season at Milky Way Farm near Temecula, Calif., for a fee of $3,500.
Marketing icon Ed Seigenfeld, former executive vice president of Triple Crown Productions, died Sept. 16 in Louisville, Ky., after a brief illness. He was 78.
Trainer Phil D' Amato talks about Woodbine Mile (Can-IT) contender Obviously.
New York's racetrack-based casino operators are urging state officials to go slow with any effort to legalize online poker and, if permitted, any internet poker program should be awarded only to licensed facilities.
A total of 40 stakes worth $10.6 million in purses highlight Belmont Park's 38-day fall championship meet, which runs from Sept. 11 through Nov. 1.
The Tapit mare finally found her graded victory, and did so in course record time Sept. 5 at Saratoga Race Course, taking the 1 3/8-mile turf test in 2:11.46.
Rachel's Valentina continued to impress Sept. 5 at Saratoga Race Course, remaining perfect in two starts with her win in the $350,000 Spinaway Stakes (gr. I) for Stonestreet Stables.
Grade I winners Honor Code and Tonalist remain on target for races on Belmont Park's Oct. 3 "Super Saturday" card.
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