November 23, 2015
After toying with, but ultimately rejecting, the idea of adding blinkers to Tonalist's equipment for the Breeders' Cup Classic, trainer Christophe Clement said that he will put blinkers on Tonalist for Saturday's Grade 1 Cigar Mile at Aqueduct.
Though it is only a Grade 3 stakes, Thursday's $250,000 Fall Highweight Handicap could have Eclipse Award ramifications for La Verdad if she is able to defeat males in the traditional Thanksgiving Day feature at Aqueduct.
Though jockey Mike Luzzi pleaded guilty to one charge of criminal mischief, three other charges levied against him from a domestic dispute involving his wife during the summer at Saratoga were dropped, according to Donald Matusik, Luzzi's attorney.
Trainer John Kimmel got a jump on the holiday travelers as he was driving to south Florida Monday morning, but his focus will be on New York Wednesday afternoon when he sends out Singsong in a $57,000 first-level allowance for New York-bred juvenile ...
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill on Saturday allowing New York racetracks to conduct live racing and take simulcast bets on Palm Sunday, lifting an unusual 42-year-old ban. Palm Sunday is March 20 in 2016.
November 22, 2015
The many backers of Frosty Margarita never had an anxious moment, as the favorite grabbed the lead early from her inside post and drew off to a handy victory in Sunday’s $100,000 Key Cents Stakes at Aqueduct.
I’m a fool for Thanksgiving racing. I have been since I was young, when my dad and I would drive down for the morning Thanksgiving Day card at Lincoln Downs or Narragansett and still be back in time to catch the holiday dinner my poor mom worked so ...
November 21, 2015
Benefiting from a perfectly timed ride by Joel Rosario, Sky Flight ($12.20) was up in the final strides to catch Aztec Brave in Saturday’s $100,000 Artie Schiller Stakes at Aqueduct.
There were no surprises Saturday the $100,000 Notebook Stakes at Aqueduct as Sudden Surprise got the best of an early pace battle with Love That Jazz and drove clear to win the six-furlong race for 2-year-old New York-breds.
Trainer Christophe Clement worked Tonalist and Red Vine five furlongs in company Saturday morning at Belmont Park and later said both horses are on track to start in the Grade 1 Cigar Mile at Aqueduct next weekend.