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Horse racing: Trainer impressed by El Kabeir's win

Monday, March 9, 2015
The top three finishers from Saturday’s Grade III Gotham at Aqueduct are expected to return for the Grade I Wood Memorial on April 4.
Trainer John Terranova told the New York Racing Association that he was impressed with how his colt, El Kabeir, came from farther off the pace than he’s used to in winning the Gotham.

Nakatani, Espinoza earn spots on Hall of Fame ballot

Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Jockey Corey Nakatani, who has won 3,766 races and ranks 11th in all-time earnings, heads the list of 10 finalists on the National Museum of Racing’s 2015 Hall of Fame ballot, selected by the museum’s Hall of Fame nominating committee.

Horse racing notes: Triple Crown nominations total 429

Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015
A total of 429 horses were named during the early period for Triple Crown nominations last weekend.

Kentucky clears trainer Asmussen in PETA probe

Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015
Kentucky’s Horse Racing Commission has decided against taking action against trainer Steve Asmussen over a scathing report of abuse stemming from an undercover investigation by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals last year.

Travers Day gets even busier

Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015
The New York Racing Association’s big-day concept will be reflected in further bolstering of Travers and Whitney days at Saratoga Race Course in 2015.
Travers Day on Aug. 29, in particular, got another shot in the arm, with five Grade I stakes on the undercard, three of which will have bigger purses.
Purses raised at Saratoga stakes races for 2015

Purses raised at Saratoga stakes races for 2015

Monday, Dec. 29, 2014
The New York Racing Association has raised purses at some key stakes races for Saratoga's 147th meet next summer.

NYRA alters policy for reservations at Race Course's restaurants

Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014
Reserving a table at the Saratoga Race Course’s three restaurants will take money up front, according to the New York Racing Association.

NYRA announces 2015 Saratoga meet

Friday, Dec. 12, 2014
The New York Racing Association released its racing calendar for 2015, calling for 251 days of live thoroughbred action centered around the 40-day summer meet at historic Saratoga Race Course.

FBI agent to head NYRA security

Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014

A former division leader with the FBI will join the New York Racing Association next year as its vice president of security.
NYRA Chairman David Skorton resigns

NYRA Chairman David Skorton resigns

Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014
New York Racing Association board Chairman David Skorton has resigned effective New Year’s Eve, six months before he’s scheduled to leave his full-time job as Cornell University’s president for an executive position at the Smithsonian Institution.

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