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‘He’s A Little Bit Of A Folk Hero’: Baby Yoda Will Try For Elusive First Stakes Win In Cigar Mile

Seven-time winner and multiple graded stakes placed Baby Yoda will pursue his first stakes triumph in Saturday’s $750,000 Cigar Mile Handicap (G1) at Aqueduct Racetrack, owner Adam Wachtel said. Owned by Wachtel Stable in partnership with Pantofel Stable, Gary Barber and Jerry Zaro and trained by Hall of Famer Bill Mott, Baby Yoda was most […]

‘I’m Certain I Made Quite A Scene’: Trainer Faith Wilson Relishing First Graded Stakes Win With Greeley And Ben

Trainer Faith Wilson, who started her first horse in February 2021, celebrated her first graded stakes victory with her 41st starter when veteran gelding Greeley and Ben notched a neck triumph in Saturday’s Fall Highweight (G3) at Aqueduct Racetrack. “He’s doing great and has had so many treats,” said Wilson over the phone with Greeley and Ben […]

Consistent Runninsonofagun Headlines Aqueduct’s Fall Highweight

Graded stakes-winner Runninsonofagun has been a consistent competitor throughout his entire career. After breaking through against stakes competition last out, the son of 2017 Horse of the Year Gun Runner will look to notch a second consecutive graded stakes score when he competes in Saturday’s Grade 3, $175,000 Fall Highweight for 3-year-olds and up sprinting […]

NYRA Tracks Planning For 202 Live Race Dates During 2023

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) has announced its 2023 NYRA racing calendar which includes 202 live race days at Aqueduct Racetrack, Belmont Park, and Saratoga Race Course. Live racing is currently being conducted at Aqueduct, where the 2022 fall meet runs through Saturday, December 31. For the complete 2022 Aqueduct fall meet stakes […]

Friday At Aqueduct: Pick 6 Carryover Of $25,125, Late Pick 5 Carries Over $172,117

Friday’s 10-race card at Aqueduct Racetrack will be bolstered by a Pick 6 carryover of $25,215 after the multi-race wager went unsolved on Thursday’s program. Friday will also feature a Late Pick 5 carryover of $172,117. The $1 Pick 6 returned $646.50 to bettors who selected 4-of-6 winners correctly. The sequence started in Race 4 […]

Todd Pletcher, Danny Gargan Will Each Saddle Formidable Pair In Saturday’s Gio Ponti

Trainer Danny Gargan will saddle a pair of formidable contenders as Reeves Thoroughbred Racing’s Dakota Gold and Arnmore Thoroughbreds’ Kentucky homebred Riot House take on Saturday’s $135,000 Gio Ponti, a 1 1/16-mile outer turf route for sophomores, at Aqueduct Racetrack. Dakota Gold, a New York-bred son of Freud, was last seen taking the restricted NYSSS […]

Overwhelming Submissions Received For NYRA’s Inaugural Big Data Derby

A total of 106 submissions were received for the inaugural Big Data Derby, a competition requiring entrants to provide a machine-learning model to analyze all manner of data regarding horseracing tactics, strategies and path efficiencies. Sponsored by the New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) and the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (NYTHA) in partnership with […]

Albertrani Sends Half-Siblings To Post Sunday In Hopes Of Stakes Sweep

Trainer Tom Albertrani will look to pull off a Sunday stakes sweep at the Big A when he saddles half-siblings Wolfie’s Dynaghost in the $135,000 Artie Schiller and Hail To in the $135,000 Winter Memories for owner-breeder Woodslane Farm. The Kentucky homebreds are out of the prolific Dyanformer mare Dynaire, who produced the Albertrani-trained Sadler’s Joy – a multiple […]