Category: BERNER

THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK

I joined the Empire Racing Club this spring to chronicle the experience. The club, organized by the New York Thoroughbred Horseman’s Association to give people

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HRI SALUTES CARMEN BARRERA

By John Pricci and Mark Berner — Carmen Barrera, for whom there will be a memorial service on Monday in Saratoga and Tuesday on Long

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THROWBACK THURSDAY

As part of its 125th anniversary celebration, The Jockey Club is sharing “Thoroughbred,” a video produced by The Jockey Club in 1974 that showcases the

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FIRST APPROVAL FOR ISLES

The Public Authorities Control Board approved the Islanders Arena at Belmont Park on Wednesday, moving the process one step closer to completion. New York’s Empire

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NYRA’S DEADLIEST TRAINERS

Equine fatalities at New York Racing Association racetracks have significantly lessened in recent years. However, some trainers consistently send out horses that breakdown at a

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SELLING FEAR

Everyone always wanted to be a handicapper. Now everyone wants to a meteorologist. I am sure this also rings true for weather presenters. However, no

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A HORSE WALKS INTO A BAR…

Saratoga Springs, New York is a town with a million stories. Many involve exploits at the Saratoga Race Course. Big scores, narrow misses and tragic

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