NYRA Television Deal

The New York Racing Association and America’s Best Racing have announced an extension of their partnership through 2023. Accordingly, America’s Best Racing will continue as a presenting sponsor of both America’s Day at the Races and Saratoga Live. America’s Best Racing, created in 2012 as The Jockey Club’s multimedia fan-development and awareness-building platform, began its partnership with NYRA and FOX Sports in 2019. “America’s Best … Continue reading NYRA Television Deal

Big Wood…Upset

One year ago Aqueduct Racetrack was closed due to the pandemic and no one knew if, or when, there would be a 2020 Triple Crown. The mood was considerably different Saturday when the Grade 2 Wood Memorial returned after a one-year hiatus. Yes, there were masks affixed and vaccine cards were a badge of honor. But in the paddock at the Big A, life was back to … Continue reading Big Wood…Upset

Who Wins The Wood ?

The $750,000, Grade 2 Wood Memorial is one of the only five remaining qualifying races On The Road to the 2021 Kentucky Derby.  A field of nine 3-year-olds will go 1 1/8 miles at Aqueduct on Saturday looking to pick up points available to the top four finishers (100-40-20-10). It is the 10th race on a card of 11, with a scheduled Post Time of 6:00. Here … Continue reading Who Wins The Wood ?

The Wood Memorial

The last stop on the New York Road to the Kentucky Derby is the $750,000 dollar Wood Memorial Stakes this Saturday at Aqueduct Park. The Wood Memorial is named to honor Eugene D. Wood, a New York State politician and horse racing enthusiast who had been a founder and past president of the old Jamaica Racetrack where the race was run until 1960. A field of … Continue reading The Wood Memorial

The Amazing KELSO

The Triple Crown and the Breeders’ Cup, for the past 70 years, have been proving grounds for a long list of Thoroughbred racing’s greatest Champions. Some horses, though, transcend the sport’s most famous stages. Horses like KELSO. KELSO never ran in a Triple Crown race and his legendary career ended some 18 years before the Breeders’ Cup even began. Yet in eight years of racing, … Continue reading The Amazing KELSO

BIG Money @ The Big A

If you don’t play Aqueduct Park, and tend not to participate in multi-race Wagers, Saturday January 16th would be a good time to start. The Early Pick 5, covering the first five races of every card at NYRA tracks was, for the first time in quite a stretch, not hit on Friday, resulting in a carryover of $265,042.64 when live racing resumes on Saturday at … Continue reading BIG Money @ The Big A

Racing Is Back On Television

The New York Racing Association (NYRA) announced the return of America’s Day at the Races. Saturday, January 16th, will be the first of 22 days of the acclaimed national horse racing telecast to air throughout January, February and March on FOX Sports. Produced by NYRA in partnership with FOX Sports, America’s Day at the Races will return Saturday on FS1 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. eastern time. … Continue reading Racing Is Back On Television

Jockey Kendrick Carmouche

Kendrick Carmouche wished his fellow New York riders much success as they left to compete in the Breeders’ Cup at Keeneland during the first weekend in November. He didn’t worry about not having any mounts with which to join them on the global thoroughbred stage. He didn’t fret because he recognized the opportunity — and was determined to capitalize on it. With most of the … Continue reading Jockey Kendrick Carmouche

A Classic New York Bred

Nick Zito grew up near Aqueduct Racetrack. His father would take him to the track as a young lad. But back in the day there were age restrictions on admission to the track. So the elder Zito would leave young Nicholas with a friend of his, who just happened to be a security guard at the Big A. It was there and then that Zito … Continue reading A Classic New York Bred

TV Coverage Wrapping Up For The Year

The New York Racing Association (NYRA) announced Friday that America’s Day at the Races will broadcast its final edition of 2020 with coverage and analysis of Saturday’s Grade 1, $250,000 dollar Cigar Mile at Aqueduct Racetrack. Presented by America’s Best Racing and Claiborne Farms, America’s Day at the Races will air Saturday from 1-4:30 p.m. on MSG+ and 3:30-4:30 p.m. on FS2. The Cigar Mile … Continue reading TV Coverage Wrapping Up For The Year