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  1. Caixa Eletronica captures $1 million Classic

    David Grening

    Trainer Todd Pletcher capped a roller-coaster of a day on a high Saturday night when Caixa Eletronica blew past Duke of Mischief in the stretch and drew clear to win the Grade 2, $1 million Charles Town Classic by three lengths.

    Story | Conversation | April 14, 2012
  2. It's Tricky gets job done in Distaff

    David Grening

    It won't get high marks aesthetically, but It's Tricky's class prevailed in Saturday's Grade 2, $200,000 Distaff Handicap at Aqueduct.

    Story | Conversation | April 14, 2012
  3. Gemologist faces seven in Wood

    David Grening

    Undefeated Gemologist drew post 6 in a field of eight 3-year-olds entered Wednesday for Saturday's $1 million Wood Memorial at Aqueduct.

    Story | Conversation | April 04, 2012
  4. Daddy Long Legs eyes Ky. Derby

    David Grening

    Trainer Aidan O'Brien said he brought 3-year-olds Daddy Long Legs and Wrote to Dubai with the idea that if they ran well in the UAE Derby they would be considered for the Kentucky Derby.

    Story | Conversation | March 31, 2012
  5. Dominguez will miss time after suffering separated collarbone

    David Grening

    Jockey Ramon Dominguez, the two-time reigning Eclipse Award winner, suffered a separated -- but not fractured -- collarbone and will miss an undetermined amount of time as the result of a spill in Sunday's eighth race at Aqueduct.

    Story | Conversation | March 18, 2012
  6. Aqueduct breakdowns draw governor's attention

    David Grening

    The rash of breakdowns over Aqueduct's inner track this winter have apparently caught the attention of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

    Story | Conversation | March 15, 2012
  7. Gotham winner Hansen pointing to Wood

    David Grening

    Hansen emerged from his three-length victory in Saturday's Grade 3 Gotham Stakes will return to New York for the $1 million Wood Memorial on April 7.

    Story | Conversation | March 04, 2012
  8. It's Tricky handles tiring, muddy track in Top Flight

    David Grening

    It's Tricky made a successful return to the races Saturday, persevering over a laboring muddy inner track to a 2 3/4-length victory in the Grade 2, $200,000 Top Flight Handicap at Aqueduct.

    Story | Conversation | March 03, 2012
  9. Hansen will make next start in Gotham

    David Grening

    The $400,000 Gotham Stakes lost its early favorite when the connections of Withers Stakes winner Alpha said they were pointing to the Wood Memorial on April 7.

    Story | Conversation | February 11, 2012
  10. NYRA's Hayward says takeout reduction permanent

    David Grening

    New York Racing Association president and CEO Charles Hayward on Tuesday took responsibility for the mistake that led to NYRA charging too high a takeout rate on certain wagers for a 15-month period, an error that cost bettors $7.9 million.

    Story | Conversation | December 27, 2011
  11. Aqueduct reopens with higher purses, lower takeout

    David Grening

    Horsemen and horseplayers alike should be getting a little help with their holiday bills when racing returns to Aqueduct on Wednesday following a nine-day break.

    Story | Conversation | December 26, 2011
  12. Claiming activity on the rise at Aqueduct

    David Grening

    Likely due in part to the anticipation of higher purses -- which kick in Wednesday at Aqueduct -- activity at the claim box was quite brisk through the first three weeks of the inner track meet.

    Story | Conversation | December 26, 2011
  13. J C's Pride euthanized after illness

    David Grening

    J C's Pride, the 2-year-old colt who set the track record for five furlongs at Saratoga this past summer, was euthanized earlier this week due to complications from an infection, trainer Robert Barbara said Friday.

    Story | Conversation | December 08, 2011
  14. 'O'Prado' rallies to score in the Grade 2 Remsen

    David Grening

    Romans may have found his Derby hopeful for 2012 in O'Prado Again, who rallied to a three-quarter-length win in Saturday's Grade 2, $200,000 Remsen Stakes at Aqueduct.

    Story | Conversation | November 26, 2011
  15. To Honor and Serve takes Grade 1 Cigar Mile

    David Grening

    To Honor and Serve reced a 1 3/4-length victory over the late-running Hymn Book in the Grade 1, $250,000 Cigar Mile Handicap.

    Story | Conversation | November 26, 2011
  16. To Honor and Serve gets another Grade 1 shot

    David Grening

    Bill Mott won the Breeders' Cup Classic with Drosselmeyer, who was considered the lesser regarded of the two horses the Hall of Fame trainer ran in that race three weeks ago at Churchill Downs.

    Story | Conversation | November 23, 2011