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‘Richly Deserving’: Julien Leparoux Named 2022 Mike Venezia Memorial Award Winner

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) has announced veteran jockey Julien Leparoux as the winner of the 2022 Mike Venezia Memorial Award. Leparoux, based this summer at Saratoga Race Course, was chosen by a committee comprised of members of the Venezia family, representatives of The Jockeys’ Guild and retired Eclipse Award-winning jockey Richard Migliore. […]

Jockey Autograph Session Scheduled For PDJF Day At Saratoga

Uniting with racetracks across the country to support the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF) Day, riders competing at Saratoga Race Course will participate in a host of activities on Saturday, July 30 to raise awareness and funding for the PDJF. This year, PDJF Day was selected to coincide with this week’s National Disability Independence Day, […]

Average Daily Handle Ticks Up During Belmont Spring/Summer Meet

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) has announced that the recently concluded Belmont Park spring/summer meet generated $13,437,509 in average daily handle. With this year’s two percent increase over 2021, average daily handle at the Belmont Park spring/summer meet has risen 23.1 percent since 2019. On-track handle for the 2022 spring/summer meet totaled $57,531,001, […]

NYRA, National Museum Of Racing To Honor Pierre ‘Peb’ Bellocq At Belmont July 9

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) and the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame will highlight the career and accomplishments of the renowned cartoonist Pierre “Peb” Bellocq during a ceremony at Belmont Park on Saturday, July 9 as part of the Stars and Stripes Racing Festival. Stars and Stripes Day features four […]

Belmont Stakes Card Generates Total Wagering Of $98,766,906

Saturday’s blockbuster Belmont Stakes Day card, highlighted by Mo Donegal’s thrilling victory in the 154th running of the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets, generated all-sources handle of $98,766,906 On-track handle for the 13-race Belmont Stakes Day card at the Elmont, N.Y., track, which included eight Grade 1 races among nine […]

Belmont Stakes Racing Festival To Include A Host Of Two-Day Special Wagers

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) announced a selection of special wagers to be offered during the 2022 Belmont Stakes Racing Festival at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y. The half dozen two-day wagers are highlighted by the return of the popular two-day Pick 6, which will open on Friday, June 10, and concludes with […]

Caesars, NYRA Bets Launch Caesars Racebook App In Florida, Ohio

Horse racing fans in Florida and Ohio can now enjoy a best-in-class horse racing experience in the palm of their hands. Caesars Sportsbook, a division of Caesars Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: CZR) (“Caesars”), and NYRA Bets LLC (“NYRA Bets”), the official online wagering platform of the New York Racing Association, Inc. (“NYRA”), today announced the new […]

NYRA Introduces Saratoga Breakfast, Breeding Farm Tour For 2022 Season

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today announced plans for the first-ever Breakfast and Breeding Farm tour package at Saratoga Race Course. The Saratoga Breakfast and Breeding Farm tour, presented by the Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA), will be offered every Friday, beginning July 15, and will accommodate up to 40 guests. The all-inclusive […]

NYRA Lowers Triple Play Takeout To 19 Percent

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today announced the NYRA Triple Play, a new Pick 3 wager to be made available exclusively to retail customers on Sundays during the upcoming spring/summer meet at Belmont Park, will be offered with a takeout rate of 19 percent. Featuring a $3 bet minimum, the NYRA Triple Play […]

Single-Day Tickets To Saratoga Race Course On Sale Beginning May 4

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) has announced that single-day tickets for reserved seats in the clubhouse, grandstand and Cutwater Stretch at Saratoga Race Course will go on sale beginning at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 4. Single-day tickets for reserved tables in the Miller Time Fourstardave Sports Bar will be available for purchase […]