January 23, 2015
The Bill Mott-trained America, who won the Affectionately Stakes on New Year’s Day, was sent to south Florida, where she will get a brief freshening. As a result, she will not contest next Saturday’s $100,000 Ladies Stakes.
Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott was suspended 15 days and fined $1,000 for the finding of the drug Flunixin, also known as Banamine, and an overage of Lasix in the body fluid of Saratoga Snacks, who finished last in a New York-bred allowance race Sept. ...
January 22, 2015
Following another equine fatality at Aqueduct Thursday - the 14th in 26 full cards of racing since the inner track opened on Dec. 3 - several horsemen met with New York Racing Association management, the second such meeting in 12 days.
Trainer Mike Hushion is mulling his options for Scarly Charly and Captain Serious, both of whom won sprint races over the weekend at Aqueduct.
Sweet Reason, the multiple Grade 1-winning filly who was an Eclipse Award finalist in two categories, recently rejoined trainer Leah Gyarmati’s Belmont Park stable and has begun training toward her 4-year-old debut.
The narrow margin of victory hardly does justice to Tencendur’s maiden win against New York-breds at Aqueduct on Monday. The 3-year-old Tencendur overcame significant adversity to record his three-quarter-length victory and may be on to bigger and ...
Nearly 50 years ago in his “Complete Guide to Thoroughbred Racing,” the groundbreaking granddaddy of modern handicapping books, Tom Ainslie instructed readers to view with extreme skepticism any horse who had not raced in the last 14 days. Sharp and ...
January 20, 2015
In response to 13 equine fatalities in the first 25 full cards – and two races of another program – over Aqueduct’s inner track, the New York Racing Association last Friday announced four new protocols it hopes will enhance safety. One of those ...
January 19, 2015
Despite racing at a distance shorter than his best, Micromanage wore down leader Irsaal in deep stretch and held off a closing Turco Bravo to win the $100,000 Jazil at Aqueduct on Monday.
January 18, 2015
Captain Serious splashed to the wire first in Sunday’s $100,000 Hollie Hughes, giving his connections – owner-breeder Barry K. Schwartz and trainer Mike Hushion – their fifth victory together in the six-furlong dash for New York-breds.