Tuesday, November 17 2009


NEW YORK HORSEMEN MOURN LOSS OF HALL OF FAMER BOBBY FRANKEL


OZONE PARK, N.Y. – New York horsemen and racetrack executives Monday mourned the passing of Hall of Famer Bobby Frankel, a city kid from Brooklyn who began his career at Aqueduct Racetrack and went on to become one of the most successful thoroughbred trainers in the nation.

Frankel, 68, died early Monday at his home in Pacific Palisades, Calif., after a lengthy battle with lymphoma.





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Thursday, November 12 2009


MINUS POOL ALERT FOR NYRA REWARDS INTERNET WAGERING


OZONE PARK, N.Y. – The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) has introduced a minus pool alert to its NYRA Rewards Internet Wagering platform. The alert will only be displayed for races at Aqueduct Racetrack, Belmont Park, and Saratoga Race Course.

The minus pool alert is triggered when the wagering on a NYRA race is such that a potential minus pool situation exists. The alert will appear at the top of the race program page and will read as follows:





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Wednesday, November 04 2009


RAINY BELMONT FALL MEET SEES HANDLE AND ATTENDANCE DECLINES


ELMONT, N.Y. – The 2009 Belmont Park Fall Championship Meet, permeated by inclement weather and races washed off the turf, saw declines in handle and attendance figures.

The 2009 Meet ran 33 days, four fewer than the 2008 Meet, yet saw 81 percent more races taken off the turf (38 in 2009 compared to 21 in 2008). A total of 119 turf races were run at the 2009 Fall Meet compared to 143 in 2008.





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Monday, October 26 2009


BANROCK VICTORIOUS IN MOHAWK


ELMONT, N.Y. – With a dream trip over a soft turf course, Nyala Farm’s Banrock emerged victorious Sunday afternoon in the 31st running of the $150,000 Mohawk Stakes, the only major New York-bred turf stakes race for 3-year-olds and up the talented gelding had not previously won.

Settling just off slow early fractions of 25.60 and 51.26 set by Pennington, Banrock rallied three wide at the top of the stretch and edged away from late-coming Gimme Credit and Solvent to win by a length.





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DOMINGUEZ, PLETCHER, BROMANS WIN BELMONT PARK TITLES


ELMONT, N.Y. – Jockey Ramon Dominguez continued to dominate the competition in New York with his fifth straight riding title and trainer Todd Pletcher won his 20th individual training title as Belmont Park’s 33-day Fall Championship Meet concluded Sunday.

Dominguez, New York’s leading rider, won two races on Sunday’s card to finish with 39 victories, five more than Rajiv Maragh. John Velazquez finished third with 32 winners.





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Sunday, October 25 2009


NEW YORK SHOWCASE DAY RECAP


HAYNESFIELD WINS EMPIRE CLASSIC; DOMINGUEZ SWEEPS FINAL FOUR

ELMONT, N.Y. – With darkness descending and the finish line lit by artificial light, Haynesfield held off the relentless charge of Ruffino by a desperate three-quarters of a length Saturday to win the 34th running of the $250,000 Empire Classic at Belmont Park.

The dramatic victory gave Belmont’s leading jockey, Ramon Dominguez, a sweep of the final four stakes races on the New York Showcase Day card. He won the Sleepy Hollow aboard Fenway Faithful, the Iroquois on Rightly So, the Hudson on Driven by Success and finished off his own personal Pick 4 (worth $1,461 to his faithful backers) with Haynesfield.





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Friday, October 23 2009


NEW YORK-BRED TURF STAKES TOP SUNDAY’S CARD


ELMONT, N.Y. – While Saturday is officially New York Showcase Day, state-breds are again featured on Sunday in two nine-furlong grass contests shifted from Saturday’s card because of projected heavy rain – the $150,000 Mohawk, for 3-year-olds and up and the $150,000 Ticonderoga, for 3-and-up fillies and mares, both of which have drawn full fields of 12.

While Nyala Farm’s Banrock is arguably the king of New York-bred turf racing, a win in the Mohawk has eluded him. In the past two years, he has won virtually every state-bred turf stakes NYRA offers – some twice – but finished fourth in the 2008 Mohawk and sixth in the 2007 edition.





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BELMONT PARK NOTES: Friday, October 23, 2009


ELMONT, N.Y. – Edward P. Evans’ Quality Road, runner-up to Summer Bird in the Grade 1 Jockey Club Gold Cup in his most recent start, will work five furlongs over the training track Monday morning with John Velazquez aboard as he prepares for the Grade 1, $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic.

“He will go either at 7:45 or 9, when the track re-opens,” said trainer Todd Pletcher. “He’ll have one more work before he leaves for California on November 3.”





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OPERATION RED DAWN ENDS DROUGHT IN KNICKERBOCKER


ELMONT, N.Y. – In the week leading up to the Grade 3, $106,500 Knickerbocker, trainer Christophe Clement lamented that his ultra-consistent but hard-luck 7-year-old gelding Operation Red Dawn should win more races.

On Thursday, in the 53rd running of the 1 1/8-mile turf stakes for 3-year-olds and up, Operation Red Dawn rewarded the faith of his trainer, swooping down on runaway leader Lemon Cream Pie in the final 70 yards to win by 2½ lengths under jockey Rajiv Maragh.





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MOHAWK, TICONDEROGA STAKES MOVED TO SUNDAY


ELMONT, N.Y. – The $150,000 Mohawk and the $150,000 Ticonderoga for fillies and mares, two nine-furlong turf stakes originally scheduled for Saturday’s New York Showcase Day at Belmont Park, have been moved back to Sunday because of weather.

An inch or more of rain is forecast for the New York metropolitan area, beginning Friday evening.





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$250,000 EMPIRE CLASSIC TOPS RICH NEW YORK SHOWCASE DAY


ELMONT, N.Y. – Future Prospect and Haynesfield have the star power, and Naughty New Yorker is the sentimental favorite, but contention will run deep Saturday when 11 colts and geldings and one filly line up for the $250,000 Empire Classic at Belmont Park.

The 1 1/8-mile dirt race for 3-year-olds and up is the featured event of the annual New York Showcase Day program, which this year offers seven stakes races exclusively for New York-breds worth a total of $1 million.





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$250,000 EMPIRE CLASSIC TOPS RICH NEW YORK SHOWCASE DAY


ELMONT, N.Y. – Future Prospect and Haynesfield have the star power, and Naughty New Yorker is the sentimental favorite, but contention will run deep Saturday when 11 colts and geldings and one filly line up for the $250,000 Empire Classic at Belmont Park.

The 1 1/8-mile dirt race for 3-year-olds and up is the featured event of the annual New York Showcase Day program, which this year offers seven stakes races exclusively for New York-breds worth a total of $1 million.





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