Keyword: New York

  • Flora Dora wins the 2016 Busanda Stakes.

    Outside Post for Flora Dora in Busher Stakes

    Flora Dora will try to take another step forward on the Aqueduct Racetrack path to the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) when she faces an expected six other 3-year-old fillies in the $125,000 Busher Stakes Saturday, Feb. 27.

  • Coffee Pot Stables: Bob Cummings (left) and Annette Bacola and their son Davis Cummings.

    Poised Flora Dora Soars for Coffee Pot

    Flora Dora's next step in reaching her connections' goal of the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) is the $125,000 Busher Stakes at Aqueduct Feb. 27. The Busher carries Kentucky Oaks points worth 50-20-10-5 to the top four finishers.

  • Three Aqueduct Riders Fined by NYSGC

    Three jockeys at Aqueduct Racetrack have been fined by the New York State Gaming Commission for "failure to ride in a professional manner" in separate incidents earlier in February.

  • Saratoga Mischief (left) finished 2nd in the 2015 Saratoga Special Stakes.

    Saratoga Mischief to Return in Capossela

    Last year's Saratoga Special Stakes (gr. II) runner-up Saratoga Mischief is entered for his 3-year-old season debut Sunday, Feb. 14 in the $100,000 Fred "Cappy" Capossela Stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack.

  • George Venizelos, NYRA chief security officer

    Two Prominent NYRA Employees Leaving Posts

    Two prominent employees of the New York Racing Association are leaving their positions in February. Director of communications John Durso Jr. and chief security officer George Venizelos have taken private-sector jobs.

  • Ramon Dominguez

    Dominguez Ruled Eligible for Hall of Fame

    The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame's executive committee has unanimously approved a measure to designate retired jockey Ramon Dominguez as eligible for Hall of Fame consideration beginning in 2016.

  • Mike Hushion with Artemis Agrotera

    Mike Hushion Back Where He Belongs

    A year after he was diagnosed with acute promyeloctic leukemia, Mike Hushion is back where he belongs -- training horses like grade I winner Princess Violet, who runs in the Feb. 13 Barabara Fritchie (gr. II).

  • Princesspatseattle and her Honorable Dillon foal.

    Meet the Rare White Foal at Rockridge Stud

    Rockridge Stud celebrated a remarkable new arrival on Jan. 24 when Pincesspatseattle foaled a rare white Thoroughbred colt. America's Best Racing took a trip to the New York farm to meet the son of Honorable Dillon.

  • N.Y. Legislation Would Halt OTB Casino Plans

    A New York lawmaker, sharply critical of the Nassau Off-Track Betting Corp. bid to try to locate a casino at Belmont Park racetrack, has introduced a measure banning casinos by either of the two Long Island-based OTBs.

  • Sunny Ridge wins the Withers Stakes (gr. III).

    Making the Grade: Sunny Ridge

    This week we take a closer look at Sunny Ridge, winner of the $250,000 Withers Stakes (gr. III) on Jan. 30 at Aqueduct Racetrack.

  • Robert Barbara

    Barbara Enjoys Good Start to Season

    The trainer is off to a good start this year with three wins in January, including two Jan. 17. One of those came with Majestic Jessica, owned by J and M Racing Stables, for whom Barbara has been training for eight years.

  • Vorticity won the 2016 Marylander Stakes at Laurel Park.

    Vorticity Could Be Schera's Next Star

    For Matt Schera, whose multiple graded stakes winner Race Day entered stud this year, Vorticity could be a star on the road to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

  • Aqueduct Cancels Sunday Card

    Due to severe winter weather, the New York Racing Association cancelled racing and simulcasting at Aqueduct Jan. 23 and will not race Jan. 24, although the track is expected to be open for simulcasting Jan. 24.

  • NYTB Seats New Board

    New York Thoroughbred Breeders held its first meeting of 2016 Jan. 21. The newly seated board is headed by president Thomas J. Gallo III.

  • Tribe Sues to Block Finger Lakes-Area Casino

    A New York Native American tribe has filed a lawsuit to block a recently approved casino that has everyone from upstate casinos to racetracks worried about losing business to the new gambling resort under construction.

  • Saythreehailmary's won the Ladies Handicap on Jan. 10. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2016/i-ZB7RhgT">Order This Photo</a>

    Very Un Stable Enjoys New York Success

    The new year is so far indeed a happy one for 5-year-old Saythreehailmary's and her connections. On Jan. 10 at Aqueduct Racetrack, the dark bay mare picked up where she left off in 2015, winning her second consecutive stakes.

  • La Verdad will make her 6-year-old debut in the Interborough.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-c4p8G7F">Order This Photo</a>

    La Verdad to Open 2016 in Interborough

    On the same day she was named a 2015 Eclipse Award finalist in the Filly and Mare Sprint Division, Lady Sheila Stable's La Verdad was entered in the Interborough Stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack for her first start of 2016.

  • Dr. Kendall Hansen is co-owner of Let Me Go First

    Hansen Has High Hopes for Recent Purchase

    Dr. Kendall Hansen, whose homebred colt Hansen was champion 2-year-old male of 2011, is hoping his new purchase Let Me Go First, a son of Paddy O' Prado, makes some noise in the early-season 3-year-old races.

  • Jockeys and exercise riders covered under new workers' comp plan in New York

    NY Tracks, Horsemen Have Workers' Comp Deal

    A deal has been reached between regulators and New York Thoroughbred industry interests for payments to a fund that provides workers' compensation payments for injured jockeys, apprentice jockeys, and exercise riders.

  • Finger Lakes in upstate New York offers live racing and electronic gaming

    Finger Lakes Says Its Future in Jeopardy

    Officials at Finger Lakes in upstate New York said the facility risks closure as early as 2017 unless the state takes action to protect its finances in the wake of approval Dec. 21 of a full-blown casino about 25 miles away.

  • Financial Modeling rolls to victory in the Queens County Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-kWMNzkH">Order This Photo</a>

    Financial Modeling Wires Queens County

    The Street Sense colt was hustled from the gate and never looked back in the $100,000 Queens County Stakes Dec. 19 at Aqueduct Racetrack, picking up his first stakes score while galloping clear of 6-5 favorite Tommy Macho.

  • Finger Lakes Seeks Reduction in Race Dates

    In an apparent move to pressure state officials to at least lower its mandated tax rate, Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack said Dec. 18 that it wants to cut the number of Thoroughbred race dates in 2016 by nearly 20%.

  • A successful Saratoga meet this year contributed to financial gains for NYRA

    NYRA: Handle, Attendance, Income Increase

    At the end of a year that saw record-breaking wagering and attendance, the board of directors of the New York Racing Association Dec. 9 celebrated success while at the same planning conservatively for the future.

  • Fantasy Sports Under Scrutiny in New York

    New York's Standardbred industry warned of the growing financial consequences of racing-based daily fantasy sports sites, while a major off-track betting corporation says OTBs should have the authority to offer such contests.

  • Room for Me came rolls to the win in the Garland of Roses Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-sX8wfj5">Order This Photo</a>

    Room for Me Wins Garland of Roses

    Room for Me came off a seventh in the Oct. 31 TwinSpires Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (gr. I) at Keeneland to return to winning form Dec. 5, when she aired by 3 3/4 lengths in the $100,000 Garland of Roses Stakes.