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STATE APPROVES ISLES ARENA AT BELMONT

New York’s Empire State Development Corporation Thursday unanimously approved the New York Islanders Arena at Belmont Park. The ESD not only approved the project of the New York Arena Partners but it discounted the objections of

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SARATOGA PUTS ME BACK IN THE GAME

SARATOGA SPRINGS – Thank you, Saratoga. I needed that. Just as horses get soured on racing, so do humans. In this case, me. I surely felt I had cause. The tragic fatalities at Santa Anita

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BELMONT’S FUTURE: CHANGE FOR THE BETTER

The New York Racing Association opened Saratoga Race Course a week earlier this year and, despite cries from naysayers, all is good. For two consecutive years, NYRA upgrades cleverly developed the two spots furthest from

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MARYLOU WHITNEY, A LEGACY TRULY EARNED

On Friday of Hall of Fame morning, a capacity crowd listened intently as Marylou Whitney’s husband John Hendrickson acknowledged his late wife’s admission into racing’s pantheon. But long before racing’s great lady was acknowledged as

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STOP ‘EXISTENTIAL THREAT’ HYSTERIA

SARATOGA SPRINGS–Saratoga puts the lie to so much of what has been roiling racing this year. All you have to do is breathe in the atmosphere and look around at families having  a glorious day

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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 higher rate than the average. The data used for this

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