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‘We Know Where Our Level Is’: 9-Year-Old Drafted Begins Carefully-Crafted Season In Saturday’s Toboggan

Graded stakes action for the calendar year on the New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) circuit kicks off Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack with veteran sprinter Drafted headlining a field of nine in the seven-furlong Grade 3, $150,000 Toboggan for older horses. Dublin Fjord Stables, Racepoint Stables, Kevin D. Hilbert and Thomas E. O’Keefe’s Drafted, a […]

Betsy Blue ‘Gives You An Effort Every Time,’ Tries Seven Panels In Saturday’s Interborough

Cloud Nine Stable’s Betsy Blue will see added ground as she seeks to begin her 5-year-old season on the right foot in Saturday’s $100,000 Interborough for fillies and mares 4-years-old upward going seven furlongs over the main track at Aqueduct Racetrack. Betsy Blue, who boasts a record of 20-9-7-2 and field-best earnings of $604,510, enters […]

Oaks Prep: Graded Stakes-Placed Maiden Affirmative Lady Faces Pletcher-Trained Duo

Hall of Fame trainer Todd Pletcher will send out graded-stakes placed Gambling Girl and maiden winner Aniston in pursuit of his sixth score in Saturday’s $100,000 Busanda, a nine-furlong test for sophomore fillies at Aqueduct Racetrack. The Busanda is a qualifying event for the Grade 1 Kentucky Oaks on May 5 at Churchill Downs, offering […]

‘Dream Come True’: Franco Equals NYRA Record With Six Wins At Aqueduct

Jockey Manny Franco equaled a New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) record, winning aboard 6-of-7 mounts on Friday’s nine-race card at Aqueduct Racetrack. “Unbelievable day. I’m just grateful to have a day like this. We started the year off on the right foot and hopefully we can just keep going,” Franco said. “I didn’t have […]

Reigning New York-Bred Champs Bankit, My Boy Tate Face Off For Sixth Time In Sunday’s Say Florida Sandy Stakes

Reigning New York-bred champions Bankit and My Boy Tate will square off for the sixth time in their respective 36-race careers in Sunday’s $100,000 Say Florida Sandy for New York-breds 4-years-old and upward going seven furlongs at Aqueduct Racetrack. Winchell Thoroughbreds and Willis Horton Racing’s Bankit, trained by Hall of Famer Steve Asmussen, has secured […]

Blossoming Turf Specialist Bat Flip Best In Aqueduct’s Central Park

Harrell Ventures and Starlight Racing’s Bat Flip brought a newfound turf affinity into his stakes debut and passed the test with flying colors, besting a field of nine juveniles in Saturday’s fifth running of the $120,000 Central Park going one mile over the Aqueduct Racetrack outer turf. Bat Flip did not show much in his […]

Nothing Better Zips Gate To Wire In Aqueduct Turf Sprint Championship Triumph

Colts Neck Stables’ Nothing Better kept a consistent season afloat, utilizing his typical front-running tactics to score a second stakes victory in Friday’s $150,000 Aqueduct Turf Sprint Championship, a six-furlong test for 3-year-olds and upward over Aqueduct’s outer turf course. Trained by Jorge Duarte Jr., Nothing Better has never finished out of the money in […]