September 26, 2016
Anchored by the Grade 1 Cigar Mile, Aqueduct will host 29 stakes – 11 of which are graded – worth $4.85 million during the fall meet, which begins Nov. 4. The Cigar Mile tops a four-stakes card on Nov. 26 which also includes the Grade 2 Remsen, Grade 2 ...
March 10, 2016
Racing's worst reality-TV show returned to the airwaves after a three-month hiatus Thursday with a one-hour meeting of the New York Racing Association Reorganization Board. The largely government-appointed NYRARB was established by New York Gov. ...
March 03, 2016
If you're hoping to see the winner of Saturday's Gotham Stakes in the Kentucky Derby winner's circle May 7, there are two good reasons to be cautious. First, it has been 43 years since Secretariat became the last Gotham winner to triumph in Louisville. ...
December 31, 2015
There are four horses in Saturday's Grade 3 Jerome at Aqueduct that hit 90 on the Beyer scale late in their 2-year-old seasons, suggesting this is a race that deserves more than casual attention.
December 22, 2015
The first five races at Aqueduct Dec. 18 were a dreary quintet, with just 34 horses contesting four maiden races and a $10,000 claimer. Yet they commanded the attention of horseplayers from coast to coast, who wagered a record $1.2 million on the ...
November 26, 2015
There are four graded stakes at Aqueduct Saturday including the Cigar Mile, the last Grade 1 race in New York until the Carter and Wood Memorial next April. It's a quartet worth watching, highlighted by some very quick 2-year-olds stretching out in ...
You can review hundreds of races and not see many quite like the Cigar Mile at Aqueduct, with a horse having five consecutive triple-digit Beyers, another with eight straight triple-digit figures and, finally, the obvious favorite and defending champ ...
November 25, 2015
If there were a pack of lions roaming the Belmont backstretch, Red Vine would be the only gazelle. In his last three starts Red Vine has been third in the Pacific Classic, second in the Kelso Handicap, and third in the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile. The ...
April 02, 2015
Spring has sprung, the main track at Aqueduct is open, and Saturday’s $1 million Wood Memorial will be the first Grade 1 race in New York since Private Zone won the Cigar Mile more than four months ago. Before you know it, the racing will move to ...
January 22, 2015
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 ...