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  • Diversify powers to a one-length win in the Jockey Club Gold Cup Oct. 7 at Belmont Park

    Diversify to Skip Breeders' Cup Classic

    Jockey Club Gold Cup (G1) winner Diversify will not go to the Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) but will continue to train up to the Cigar Mile (G1) Dec. 2 or the Clark Handicap (G1) Nov. 24, co-owner Ralph Evans said Oct. 29.

  • Strife Building Over New York VLT Proceeds

    At issue is an infusion of cash flowing since October to the Nassau County Off-Track Betting Corp. from 460 video lottery terminals—out of 5,500 total VLTs—at Aqueduct's Resorts World casino.

  • New York Lawmakers Question Cuomo's NYRA Plans

    New York legislators say they plan to push back against some of the provisions proposed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to return NYRA to private hands after nearly five years of a Cuomo-controlled board of directors running the racing corporation.

  • NYRA president and CEO Chris Kay

    NYRA Offers Three Re-Organization Options

    Three-and-a-half years after being put under state control by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the New York Racing Association board of the directors approved a plan April 12 for a return to privatization at a meeting in New York City.

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    Texas Red Heads Busy Travers Worktab

    Texas Red led a busy slate of workers bound for the Aug. 29 Travers Stakes (gr. I) the morning of Aug. 22, when he breezed four furlongs in :46.66 over the main track at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Upstart, far outside, during the Haskell Stakes.

    Upstart Fine After Haskell; Travers Next

    Upstart emerged from his third-place finish in the Aug. 2 William Hill Haskell Invitational (gr. I) in good shape, according to trainer Rick Violette, and will be aimed for the Travers (gr. I) Aug. 29 at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Kentucky Derby News Update: April 29, 2015

    Claire Novak updates us on who galloped at Churchill Downs today, El Kabeir, Rick Violette, Mubtaahij schooling, and Stellar Wind sneaking out early to jog. Hear more from Rick Violette.

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    Upstart Misses Scheduled Breeze With a Fever

    Lambholm South Holy Bull (gr. II) winner Upstart was scheduled to breeze the morning of April 11 at Rick Violette's Palm Meadows base in Boynton Beach, Fla., but the workout was postponed when the colt developed a fever.

  • Upstart (left) and Itsaknockout (right) meet again in the Florida Derby.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-tjfp7bG">Order This Photo</a>

    Upstart, Itsaknockout in FL Derby Rematch

    Upstart is tabbed the 8-5 morning-line favorite for the $1 million Besilu Stables Florida Derby (gr. I) March 28 Gulfstream Park. Eight opponents include Itsaknockout, to whom he lost last time out via disqualification.

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    Upstart, Frosted, Imperia All Work in Florida

    Upstart, winner of the Holy Bull Stakes (gr. III) and disqualified from first in the Besilu Stables Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. II), breezed six furlongs at Palm Meadows March 13. Frosted and Imperia also worked.

  • California Chrome returned fine from a morning jog June 1.
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    California Chrome Doing Well After Breeze

    Triple Crown hopeful California Chrome walked the shedrow the morning of June 1 after logging his final breeze before the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) a day earlier in front of a crowd of adoring spectators at Belmont Park.

  • Chris Kay, NYRA President and CEO

    NYRA Board Gets Optimistic Report From Kay

    Optimism was evident May 28 as the board of directors of the New York Racing Association heard Chris Kay, president and CEO, detail several improvements customers can expect on what could be an historic Belmont Stakes day.

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    Samraat, Uncle Sigh Work at Belmont

    The battling New York-breds Samraat and Uncle Sigh both turned in solid works at Belmont Park April 18, and will have one more work there before shipping to Churchill Downs.

  • Samraat won the 2014 Withers Stakes. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/35724761_2vdnSX#!i=3053659410&k=SZWjdZg">Order This Photo</a>

    Samraat, Uncle Sigh to Meet Again in Gotham

    Four weeks after a memorable stretch drive in which Samraat just held off Uncle Sigh in the Withers Stakes (gr. III) at Aqueduct Racetrack, those two rivals will hook up again in the Gotham Stakes (gr. II) March 1.

  • Samraat is undefeated in three starts.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2977365148&k=LFw9p6M">Order This Photo</a>

    Impressive New York-breds Head Withers

    Two highly regarded New York-breds lead a field of six 3-year-olds entered for the $250,000 Withers Stakes (gr. III) at Aqueduct Racetrack on Feb. 1, both coming off impressive performances to tackle open company.

  • NYRA Budget Passes, But Not Without Debate

    The board of the New York Racing Association met for the first time a year ago, but it wasn't until its eighth meeting Dec. 4 that its members offered significant disagreement to a proposal made by chair David Skorton.

  • New York Horsemen Donate to Jockeys Fund

    The Board of the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association voted unanimously at its meeting Nov. 14 to donate $50,000 to the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund.

  • Effie Trinket holds off Sally's Dream to win the Ticonderoga Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2844397989&k=gt4fpST">Order This Photo</a>

    Effie Trinket, King Kreesa Score on Turf

    Effie Trinket and King Kreesa score on the turf at 1 1/16 miles in the Ticonderoga Stakes and Mohawk Stakes, respectively, at Belmont Park Oct. 19 as part of the Empire Showcase Day card.