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Franco, Rice Take Aqueduct Winter Meet Titles

Jockey Manny Franco captured his fourth winter meet riding title at Aqueduct Racetrack, posting 63 wins at the meet that ran from January 1 to March 26. Linda Rice paced all trainers with 37 wins, while Windylea Farm secured their first New York Racing Association-circuit owners title with 12 wins. Franco, who rode a pair […]

Two-Time Turfway Winner Transect Under Consideration For Wood Memorial

OXO Equine’s Transect, who finished tenth in the Gotham (G3) March 4 at Aqueduct, could return for the $750,000 Wood Memorial (G2) on April 8. The nine-furlong test for sophomores offers 100-40-30-20-10 Kentucky Derby (G1) qualifying points to the top five finishers. Trained by Paulo Lobo, the Gun Runner colt failed to handle a muddy […]

Wood Memorial Hopeful Slip Mahoney Breezes In Company With Gazelle Probable Capella

Gold Square’s graded stakes-placed Slip Mahoney, who is targeting the $750,000 Wood Memorial (G2) on April 8 at Aqueduct Racetrack, breezed a half-mile in :48.40 on Saturday with assistant trainer Dustin Dugas up over the Belmont Park dirt training track. Slip Mahoney, trained by Brad Cox, completed the work in company with Juddmonte’s stakes-placed Capella, […]

‘One Turn Is Best For Him’: White Abarrio Preparing For Carter

Trainer Saffie Joseph Jr. will send Grade 1 winner White Abarrio up to New York from his Gulfstream Park base for the $300,000 Carter Handicap (G1), a seven-furlong sprint for older horses April 8 at Aqueduct. C2 Racing Stable and La Milagrosa Stable’s multiple graded stakes-winning millionaire White Abarrio captured last year’s Curlin Florida Derby […]

Sunday’s Cross Country Pick 5 Includes Sunland Derby, Racing Action From Aqueduct, Tampa

The New York Racing Association Inc. (NYRA) will host a Cross Country Pick 5 on Sunday, featuring action from Aqueduct Racetrack, Tampa Bay Downs and Sunland Park. Free Equibase past performances for the Cross Country Pick 5 sequence are now available for download at https://www.nyra.com/aqueduct/racing/cross-country-wagers. The sequence begins in Tampa Bay Downs’ ninth race [4:32 […]

New York Claiming Championship Worth $380,000 Highlights Saturday Card At Aqueduct

The New York Claiming Championship series returns for the eighth year on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack with six starter events over the main track offering a combined $380,000 in purse money. The New York Claiming Championship is open to horses which have started for a prescribed claiming price in 2022-23. The six-race series, each named […]

Saratoga Season Tickets Go On Sale March 22

Thoroughbred racing fans will have the opportunity to purchase season tickets to Saratoga Race Course for the 2023 summer meet beginning at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 22. The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) has announced that full-season ticket plans, including admission and reserved seats for the entire 40-day meet, will be available for […]

Unbeaten Cicada Winner Downtown Mischief Could Target Bouwerie

Trainer Linda Rice’s strong run of form was catapulted by a decisive victory from Lady Sheila Stable New York homebred Downtown Mischief in Saturday’s Cicada, a six-furlong open company stakes for sophomore fillies. The Into Mischief bay could now target the seven-furlong $125,000 Bouwerie against fellow state-breds on May 29 at Belmont Park. In capturing […]

Abreu Readying Turf Stakes Contenders For Keeneland, Aqueduct

Trainer Jorge Abreu is enjoying a solid start to his 2023 campaign with a record of 10-3-4 from 34 starts, including an impressive score by John Gunther’s Kentucky homebred Howe Street in an 11-furlong optional-claimer on March 5 at Gulfstream Park. The 4-year-old Honor Code colt closed to finish second in his April debut here […]