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Rachel Alexandra heading to Racing Hall of Fame

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Rachel Alexandra heading to Racing Hall of Fame

Track announcer Tom Durkin’s words, urgent and triumphant, still echo through the rafters of Saratoga Race Course.

Reorganization board says NYRA ready to go private again

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Reorganization board says NYRA ready to go private again

A 16-member reorganzation board, the majority of whom are appointees of Gov. Andrew Cuomo or the state Legislature, voted Tuesday to recommend that the Legislature transfer control NYRA and its three thoroughbred tracks back into private hands.

Nyquist wins Florida Derby

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla.

Nyquist wins Florida Derby

The race was billed as East versus West, an unprecedented clash between undefeated Triple Crown candidates from opposite coasts, but it did not quite live up to the hype.

California Chrome easily wins Dubai World Cup

California Chrome became the highest-earning thoroughbred in North American history Saturday when he impressively and decisively won the $10 million Dubai World Cup at Meydan Racecourse in the United Arab Emirates.

NYRA: Horse deaths from injuries down at New York tracks

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NYRA: Horse deaths from injuries down at New York tracks

Fewer thoroughbred race horses are dying after sustaining injuries on New York state tracks, the New York Racing Association said Thursday.

Saratoga Race Course season tickets go on sale March 28

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Saratoga Race Course season tickets go on sale March 28

It’s only four months until the next time the thoroughbreds gallop at Saratoga Race Course, so it’s time for the New York Racing Association to start marketing efforts.

NYRA ready to pursue return to private status

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NYRA ready to pursue return to private status

The New York Racing Association board will be submitting a plan to return NYRA to private non-profit control in April, President and CEO Christopher Kay said Thursday.

Starlight Racing has older horses that can make impact

Starlight Racing likes to point horses toward the Kentucky Derby, but this year their best horses are two who have already run in the Derby and look like they could make an impact on the older division.

Ballston Spa's Matties is top handicapper

Ballston Spa's Matties is top handicapper

For a thoroughbred in North America, winning a race like the Kentucky Derby or Breeders’ Cup Classic would likely be the pinnacle of its career.

American Pharoah dominates Eclipse Award list

American Pharoah dominates Eclipse Award list

As expected, the names of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah and his connections were peppered throughout the list of Eclipse Award finalists announced on Wednesday.

Horse racing: Runhappy heads field in Grade I Malibu

A day after Christmas, Santa isn’t done handing out gifts to racing fans. Santa Anita, that is.

NYRA anticipates $4M profit

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NYRA anticipates $4M profit

The New York Racing Association will finish 2015 with a $4 million profit, driven to a significant extent by a successful meet at Saratoga Race Course last summer.

Saratoga meet to open July 22; Travers Aug. 27

Saratoga meet to open July 22; Travers Aug. 27

NYRA released its 2016 thoroughbred dates this morning, highlighted by the 40-day Saratoga meet, which will begin July 22 and end Sept. 5.

Gaming commission fines Asmussen, proposes tougher rules

Trainer Steve Asmussen was cleared of the most serious allegations brought by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), but was fined $10,000 by the New York State Gaming Commission (NYSGC) for other practices that were filmed on hidden video at the 2013 Saratoga Race Course meet.

American Pharoah caps brilliant career with Classic victory

LEXINGTON, Ky.

American Pharoah caps brilliant career with Classic victory

Triple Crown champion American Pharoah took charge out of the gate, winning the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic by 61⁄2 lengths Saturday in his final race before retirement.

LEXINGTON, Ky.

American Pharoah wins Breeders' Cup Classic

Triple Crown champion American Pharoah won the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic by 6 1/2 lengths Saturday in his final race before retirement.

Don't count out Honor Code in Breeders' Cup Classic

If the outstanding mare Beholder hadn’t scratched, we’d be watching the greatest Breeders’ Cup Classic ever this afternoon.

MacAdam: The racing gods giveth, taketh away

MacAdam: The racing gods giveth, taketh away

With supermare Beholder ruled out of the Breeders' Cup Classic, columnist Mike MacAdam picks American Pharoah, and offers his picks for the other Breeders' Cup races this weekend.

Heller: Expect 'Chalky' Day 1 at Breeders' Cup

Heller: Expect 'Chalky' Day 1 at Breeders' Cup

Handicapper Bill Heller offers his picks for the four Breeders' Cup races today.

Auditors fault New York Racing Association bookkeeping

ALBANY

Auditors fault New York Racing Association bookkeeping

State auditors say the New York Racing Association is failing to properly document capital plans, with problems persisting since its 2008 bankruptcy settlement.

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