By Brian Bohl, NYRA publicity department SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – Sheep Pond Partners’ Lady Eli produced another memorable effort at historic Saratoga Race Course, running down Quidura in the final strides to win the 79th running of the Grade 1, $500,000 Diana for fillies and mares 3-years-old and up on
By Sean Morris, for NYRA publicity department ELMONT, N.Y. — One race before he saddled the favorite for the 149th running of the Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets, trainer Graham Motion played the role of upsetter when his Ascend pulled away in the stretch of the Grade 1, $1
By Heather Pettinger, NYRA press office ELMONT, N.Y. –Australian Bloodstock’s Irish invader Red Cardinal took home the gold with a neck victory to lead an all-European superfecta in a distinctly international edition of the Grade 3, $400,000 Belmont Gold Cup Invitational at two miles on the Widener turf on Day
The Triple Crown concludes with Saturday’s Belmont Stakes. But New York’s gangbuster card includes important stakes for the Breeders’ Cup turf divisions. Bob Kieckhefer takes a look at the turf stakes: Turf Sprint Pure Sensation and Green Mask are the early picks for Saturday’s $300,000 Grade 3 Jaipur Invitational at
TurfTalk360.com spoke with Churchill Downs-based trainer Buff Bradley before he left for New York to run two-time Woodford Reserve Turf Classic winner Divisidero in the $1 million Woodford Reserve Manhattan (G1) on Saturday’s Belmont Stakes undercard. Here’s what he had to say about Gunpowder Farms’ son of the Ramsey Farm
Always Dreaming continues to dream of the U.S. Triple Crown while preparing for Saturday’s Preakness Stakes but, across the Atlantic, the picture for the original Derby in England remained in soft focus after weekend races on both sides of the Channel. A European invader took the Grade I Man o’
by Heather Pettinger for NYRA The guys proved no match for John D. Murrell’s Zhukova on Saturday at Belmont Park, as the 5-year-old Irish mare dominated her male competition in the Grade 1, $400,000 Man o’ War for 4-year-olds and up at 1 3/8 miles on the inner turf course.
by Heather Pettinger for NYRA Lael Stable’s Hawksmoor broke on top and never looked back to register her first U.S. victory by a head in the Grade 3, $150,000 Beaugay for fillies and mares 4-years-old and up at 1 1/16 miles on the grass on Saturday at Belmont Park. Hawksmoor,
NYRA publicity department release ELMONT, N.Y. – Woodslane Farm’s homebred Sadler’s Joy will look to build on his recent victory in last month’s Grade 2 Pan American, facing seven rivals in the first Grade 1 of Belmont Park’s spring/summer meet, the $400,000 Man o’ War at 1 3/8 miles on
By NYRA’s publicity staff OZONE PARK, N.Y. – Making his stakes debut and first start in New York, Allen Stable’s Secretary At War quickly went to the lead and held off a late charge from Frostmourne to capture the $100,000 Woodhaven for 3-year-olds on the turf Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack.