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The New NYRA Customer Experience

I’ve always been an advocate of going out and supporting the live racing product even if that involves venturing out to Ozone Park, N.Y., to bet the inner track in the beginning of January. There’s... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

Why Alienate the Customer?

Three years ago, before the Resorts World Casino at Aqueduct racetrack opened, maiden 2-year-olds were running for purses of $45,000. Last Sunday, thanks to the revenue from the slot machines at the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websi... Read More...

2013 Kentucky Derby Starting to Make Perfect Cents

It was the battle of the East and West Saturday afternoon with the $1,000,000 Wood Memorial (G1) taking place at Aqueduct and the $750,000 Santa Anita Derby (G1) at Santa Anita. In the Wood Memorial, heavy favorite Verrazano, from leading trainer Todd Pletcher, did what... Read More...

Road to the Kentucky Derby, Three More Races

Three more races will run as part of the Prep Season in the Road to the Kentucky Derby series with 51 precious points on the line. The Sam F. Davis Stakes (G3) at Tampa Bay Downs, Robert B. Lewis Stakes at Santa Anita and Withers... Read More...

Wood Back on Alpha’s Radar

It appears the Wood Memorial (G1) at Aqueduct is definitely next up for Alpha, according to trainer Kiaran McLaughlin on Sunday. McLaughlin has announced a few different races for his charge over the last couple of weeks, but on Sunday he seemed confid... Read More...

Wood Memorial Next for Gemologist

WinStar Farm’s undefeated Gemologist is headed to Aqueduct for next month’s $1 million Wood Memorial (G1), trainer Todd Pletcher confirmed by phone to NYRA officials on Wednesday morning. Also targeting the Wood are: Hansen, Street Life, The Lumber... Read More...

Alpha Targeting Wood Memorial

Sunday morning trainer Kiaran McLaughlin told the communications team at NYRA Press that the Wood Memorial (G1) on April 7 at Aqueduct is the likely next stop for his Kentucky Derby hopeful Alpha. Winner of the Count Fleet and Withers Stakes (G3) at Aq... Read More...

Busted Bracket? There’s Always Horse Racing

Not much in sports compares to the tantalizing drama and genuine excitement of the NCAA basketball tournament, better known as March Madness. With all of the upsets of high seeds so early in this year’s tournament, chances are that many brackets are ... Read More...

Florida-breds Look Live in Big ‘Cap

Led by Ron the Greek, Sunshine State products could have a big say in today’s Santa Anita Handicap Today’s $750,000 Santa Anita Handicap (G1) is traditionally one of the most popular racing days on the calendar in Southern California. While home-ba... Read More...

It’s Tricky Returns in Top Flight

Photo of It’s Tricky courtesy of NYRA/Coglianese photo Florida-bred Delightful Mary among It’s Tricky’s obstacles in $200,000, Grade 2 test at Aqueduct. It’s Tricky, one of the leading 3-year-old fillies a year ago, makes the first star... Read More...

Caleb’s Posse Faces Tough Return in Tom Fool

There may be more well known stakes races this upcoming weekend, but the race that intrigues me the most is the Grade 3 Tom Fool Handicap at Aqueduct. Why? The race includes Caleb’s Posse, who I felt should have at least won top male three... Read More...

Ron the Greek pointed to Big ‘Cap

Michael Compton | 2 years ago
By MICHAEL COMPTON Ron the Greek, second most recently to Mucho Macho Man in the Sunshine Millions Classic at Gulfstream Park, is being pointed to the Santa Anita Handicap (G1), according to trainer Bill Mott. The $750,000 race, slated for March 3, carries a purse of $750,000. Mott also added that Jose Lezcano will ride. Read More...