06/26/2014 10:42AM

NYRA cancels show wagering in Mother Goose Stakes

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ELMONT, N.Y. – Despite there being six entrants in Saturday’s Grade 1 Mother Goose Stakes at Belmont Park, the New York Racing Association has canceled show wagering because Kentucky Oaks winner Untapable is expected to be an extremely heavy favorite. NYRA morning-line-maker Eric Donovan has made Untapable the 1-5 favorite.

Besides Untapable, the only other stakes winner in the field is Stopchargingmaria. On Thursday morning, trainer Todd Pletcher said Stopchargingmaria was “not fully committed to the Mother Goose.”

“We might just wait for the CCA Oaks,” he said.

The Grade 1 Coaching Club American Oaks will be run July 20 at Saratoga.

It also is possible there could be other scratches in the Mother Goose.

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On Thursday morning, Martin Panza, senior vice president of racing operations for NYRA, explained why show wagering was canceled.

“If we offered show wagering, NYRA and the horsemen’s purse account could each lose $50,000 to $60,000 from a minus show pool,” he said. “I don’t think it would have been wise to lose money for NYRA, the state of New York, and the horsemen in that manner. We still could very well have a minus place pool.”

The NYRA racing office drew the Mother Goose hours earlier than the rest of the Saturday card Wednesday to satisfy a New York rule that allows it to cancel show wagering.

“The rule says that if we draw a race more than 72 hours in advance of when a day’s card will begin, we have the right to cancel show wagering,” Panza said.

Canceling show betting in a race in which six horses are entered is rare but not unprecedented.

Patrick Mahony, vice president of parimutuel operations, sent Panza an email, reminding him of the infamous “Chicken Flamingo.” Hialeah declared no win, place, or show betting on the 1966 Flamingo Stakes, despite there being seven betting interests. Buckpasser, the heavy favorite, won by a nose.

Jay More than 1 year ago
This is a grade 1 race?
tim More than 1 year ago
Well at least there was one Zgrade 1 horse in there. Untapable is very special. She is better than Rachel.
Lefty More than 1 year ago
Patrick Mahony, vice president of parimutuel operations, sent Panza an email, reminding him of the infamous “Chicken Flamingo.” Hialeah declared no win, place, or show betting on the 1966 Flamingo Stakes, despite there being seven betting interests. Buckpasser, the heavy favorite, won by a nose. Well, who could forget that day? =P
Bugsy Anderson More than 1 year ago
Another race where the real problem is highlighted. why would any trainer run a half decent horse here and compete for 2nd cash when there are options to make this same cash and get some black type else where within a week or 2. rivalries and great head to head match ups s few times a year are done. This is proof
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mikey More than 1 year ago
Again the horse player gets it in the back,Why not let the horse run for purse only.They want their cut and not let the bettors take a shot.Keep the horse out of all bets.Who fights for the taken advantage horse player.
Juan DE La Cruz More than 1 year ago
Do not bet on this race!!
Vince Lentini More than 1 year ago
PASS THE RACE
mikey More than 1 year ago
Pass the race pass the p5 pass the p4.You take the 10 cents and try and go buy a cup of coffee.When the tracks take away a few of the good things we get a shot at let us take a shot.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The race will be fixed. Just like all of them
Chris Lowe More than 1 year ago
GO AWAY!
Vince Lentini More than 1 year ago
based on nothing of course
Kurt More than 1 year ago
Based on the fact that he is an idiot. Why bother even waking up and going to this website if you have convinced yourself that every race is fixed? Whiner!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i expect Princess Violet to win.
tim More than 1 year ago
Cant they just pay a couple trainers to throw in a couple of their nags to make it a big enough field to offer show and trifecta wagering?
Patricia Doyle More than 1 year ago
Wouldn't it be funny if Untapable loses! ....and a long shot win!!!! That is what I am praying for. I will be betting Delaware Park and Finger Lakes anyway.
tim More than 1 year ago
Hysterical! I wouldnt go as far to pray for something like that but man, if that happens, If Aqua Regia remembers who she use to be, then I would be laughing like a madman.
Patricia Doyle More than 1 year ago
It would be a real laugh. lol.
--- More than 1 year ago
Is there anything even bettable at Delaware Park?
Patricia Doyle More than 1 year ago
Yeah Delaware is OK. I make some money there. They have been having some good size fields too. Monmouth is doing OK too. Both are better than Churchill.
thomas j More than 1 year ago
Delaware and Finger Lakes? Wow! Is that a step up or a step down from Belmont racing?
Patricia Doyle More than 1 year ago
these days I would say a big step up. lol I know it is a big step up from Churchill for sure.
Patricia Doyle More than 1 year ago
Look at the Mother Goose field size and that should tell you Del Pk is a step up. I still remember Ramon as an apprentice there. You knew then he was destined to be a great jockey. I miss him and hope he can get back in the game in some capacity. Look at some of the "talent" we have racing at Belmont, some are pathetic. At Delaware we have Alex Citron, Danny C. to name a few. ...and Belmont does not offer an Arabian race.
Vince Lentini More than 1 year ago
Maybe pray for the end of world hunger , the safety of our troops overseas , a cure for cancer
Chas More than 1 year ago
The problem is the owners and trainers who are afraid to race against a horse like Untapable....the field of horses is extremely weak outside of Stopchargingmaria, who would be even money if Untapable wasn't in...Even Pletcher is questionable about running ....this is a Grade 1, what a bunch of gutless owners and trainers of top quality horses not running...that is the problem...
Vince Lentini More than 1 year ago
OR rather than run for 2nd money the owner ( who is in the business to MAKE A PROFIT) finds a softer spot where he/she can win
prose More than 1 year ago
Well, Vince, second in a grade one still counts for something come breeding time. It's called 'black type,' in case you didn't know. I think Chas' point about gutless owners is valid. Cheers.