October 27, 2014
Irad Ortiz Jr. followed his four-win Saturday by winning the first three races on Sunday’s card and capturing his first Belmont fall riding title with 46 victories, three more than Javier Castellano.
East Hall, winner of the Grade 2 Indiana Derby in his last start, will not be coming to New York as planned for Saturday’s Grade 3, $200,000 Discovery Handicap at Aqueduct, trainer Bill Kaplan said Monday.
The long-term future of Aqueduct is uncertain, one likely to be determined a year from now by a governor who has already expressed an interest in finding another use for the part of the 210-acre property that isn’t occupied by Resorts World New York, ...
September 22, 2014
Topped by the Grade 1 Cigar Mile, Aqueduct will offer 24 stakes worth $4.9 million during its upcoming fall meet, which begins on Oct. 29 and runs through Dec. 31, the New York Racing Association announced over the weekend.
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 ...