July 09, 2014
Typically kept open year-round, Aqueduct’s backstretch will close for seven weeks this summer, something that could save the New York Racing Association $900,000 to $1 million, according to Martin Panza, NYRA’s senior director of racing operations.
April 03, 2014
Wood Memorial Day at Aqueduct is the unofficial start of spring and quality racing in New York, with the Wood and the Carter Handicap the first Grade 1 races in the Empire State since the Cigar Mile last Thanksgiving weekend. This year’s unusual ...
Owners, trainers, breeders, and fans all dream of seeing a young racehorse start his career so brilliantly that his potential appears limitless. There haven’t been many such Thoroughbred stars in the United States in recent years, but an ...
March 20, 2014
With Aqueduct and Genting Resorts World casino co-existing uneasily and the NYRA Reorganization Board seemingly stuck in place, New York racing is mired in problems that should be in the past.
February 27, 2014
For more than 40 years the Gotham Stakes had a safe and secure home as a one-turn mile over the Aqueduct main track on a date not normally associated with snowfall. Nowadays, the Gotham is run over a “winterized” track and rarely has an impact on the ...