Keyword: NYRA

  • Joe Bravo after winning the Muniz Memorial Handicap aboard Synchrony

    Joe Bravo to Receive 2018 Venezia Award

    The New York Racing Association has announced Joe Bravo as the 2018 recipient of the Mike Venezia Memorial Award, the honor awarded to jockeys who exemplify extraordinary sportsmanship and citizenship.

  • Jockeys' Guild chairman John Velazquez

    Jockeys Delay Saturday Card at Belmont Park

    Jockeys delayed the start of the first race at Belmont Park by 37 minutes May 12 to register their dissatisfaction with the state of ongoing contract negotiations between the Jockeys' Guild and the New York Racing Association.

  • NYRA Approved to Construct New Building at Saratoga

    The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) April 30 received approval from the New York State Franchise Oversight Board to proceed with construction of a permanent building at the site of the current At the Rail tent at Saratoga Race Course. 

  • NYRA, MSG Networks Extend Regional Telecast Agreement

    The New York Racing Association and MSG Networks announced today a multi-year extension of their long-standing agreement for MSGN's telecast of NYRA's Thoroughbred racing programming, including NYRA's flagship 'Live' shows.

  • Bettors at New York Racing Association tracks will soon be able to make a tax-deductible contribution to the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance

    NYRA Teams With TAA to Support Aftercare

    Starting April 7, horseplayers cashing a winning ticket through a self-service terminal will be prompted with a pop-up interface developed by AmTote International, allowing them to make a donation to the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance.

  • Trainer Rudy Rodriguez

    Trainer Rudy Rodriguez Saddles 1,000th winner

    Trainer Rudy Rodriguez saddled the 1,000th winner of his career March 30 at Aqueduct Racetrack, sending out Woundwithhereyes to lead a Rodriguez-trained exacta as the 8-5 favorite in race 9.

  • Belmont Stakes Fan Will Have Shot at $150,000

    The New York Racing Association today announced the launch of an innovative promotion that will provide one lucky fan with the chance of a lifetime—to earn $150,000 by picking the winner of the 150th Belmont Stakes on Saturday, June 9.

  • Divine Miss Grey wins a December allowance optional-claiming race at Aqueduct Racetrack

    NYRA Launches Starter Loyalty Program

    The New York Racing Association is poised to implement a loyalty program that will award added purse money for each runner in a non-maiden race making five or more starts at NYRA tracks in a one-year period.

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    State Comptroller, NYRA at Odds on Accounting Issues

    Two new financial reviews by New York's chief fiscal watchdog suggest the New York Racing Association continues to overstate the financial health of its racing operations by using VLT proceeds to make its racing business look rosier than it is.

  • Racing at Finger Lakes

    Proposed Finger Lakes Turf Course Gaining Ground

    Thoroughbred industry executives in New York are pressing ahead with an effort to build a turf course at Finger Lakes Racetrack, which has seen racing handle slide over the years amid smaller field sizes and competition for gambling dollars upstate.

  • Oaklawn Issues Ban Amid EHV-1 Positives

    Following the news of equine herpesvirus-1 positives at both Belmont Park and Laurel Park,, Oaklawn Park announced Jan. 21 that horses stabled at either track will be prohibited from entering the Hot Springs, Ark., grounds until further notice.

  • The start of the 2017 Wood Memorial at Aqueduct Racetrack

    NYRA Announces Wood Memorial Purse Bonus

    The New York Racing Association announced Jan. 13 a bonus program for potential starters in the $750,000 Wood Memorial Stakes (G2) April 7 at Aqueduct Racetrack that could increase the total purse to $1 million.

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    Aqueduct, Charles Town Cancel Jan. 11 Cards

    Due to rapidly warming temperatures in the New York City area following last week's severe winter storm, Aqueduct Racetrack's Jan. 11 card has been canceled after it was determined track conditions were unsuitable for racing.

  • Horses leave the starting gate at Aqueduct Racetrack

    Weather Delays Aqueduct Stakes Races

    The combination of bitter cold temperatures and light snow forced NYRA to cancel its Dec. 30 card at Aqueduct Racetrack after four races and a continued Arctic freeze led to the scrapping of the Dec. 31 and Jan. 1 cards.

  • Live Racing Cancelled at Aqueduct

    The New York Racing Association, Inc. has canceled live racing on Dec. 31 and Jan. 1 at Aqueduct Racetrack due to extremely cold temperatures and dangerously low wind chill values currently impacting the New York City metropolitan area. 

  • An artist's rendering of the planned entertainment complex at Belmont Park

    NYRA Plans Belmont Changes to Target Potential Fans

    New York Racing Association officials are ready to move forward with their own renovation plans as they target potential new fans drawn by the construction of a new stadium for the New York Islanders and an entertainment complex at Belmont Park.

  • Aqueduct Cancels Due to High Winds

    The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) has canceled live racing at Aqueduct Racetrack for Dec. 13 due to sustained high winds forecast to continue through the afternoon in the New York City metropolitan area. 

  • FS1, NYRA partner to present coverage of Melbourne Cup

    The New York Racing Association has partnered with FS1 to present national coverage for the first time of the group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup, which will begin at 9:30 p.m. Eastern time, Monday, Nov. 6.

  • Live Racing Cancelled at Belmont Park

    Due to a powerful coastal storm forecast to bring heavy rain and damaging winds to Long Island throughout the day, the New York Racing Association has cancelled live racing at Belmont Park for Sunday, Oct. 29.

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    NYRA to Enact New Tax Regulations

    The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) has quickly moved to be in compliance with updated tax regulations adopted Monday by the U.S. Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

  • In Search of the True Milers

    So, one must ask: When is a mile not a mile? In a pure horse racing sense it is a mile run around two turns instead of the more traditional flat mile around one turn.

  • Saratoga, Del Mar to Offer All-Stakes Pick 4s

    The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) announced Aug. 17 an "All-Stakes Pick 4" with a partnership between Saratoga Race Course and Del Mar Racetrack on both Saturday, August 19 and Saturday, September 2. 

  • Dominguez

    Dominguez to Join Saratoga Walk of Fame

    The New York Racing Association today announced the 2017 inductee to the Saratoga Walk of Fame: three-time Eclipse Award-winning jockey Ramon Dominguez. 

  • NYRA Bets Reports Increased Reach in First Year

    Following its launch during the 2016 meet at Saratoga Race Course, NYRA Bets, a leading advance deposit wagering (ADW) platform, has increased its geographic reach by nearly 50% and is now available in 29 states nationwide.