Saratoga plans $20.8 million stakes lineup

Edited Press Release The New York Racing Association, Inc. announced the stakes schedule for the 2023 summer meet at historic Saratoga Race Course, which will include 71 stakes worth $20.8 million in total purses. Highlighted by the 154th renewal of the Grade 1, $1.25 million Travers on August 26 and the Grade 1, $1 million … Read more

Former jump jockey Maloney remembered

By Joe Clancy and Van Cushny James W. “Woody” Maloney Jr., former steeplechase jockey, safety steward, assistant starter and patrol judge for the National Steeplechase Association, died Feb. 5 in Aiken, S.C. He was 69. An accomplished athlete who enjoyed sports of all kinds, Woody was born into a racing family and was surrounded by … Read more

Flightline crowned Horse of the Year

Edited NTRA Press Release. The National Thoroughbred Racing Association, Daily Racing Form, and the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters announced this evening that Flightline, who captivated Thoroughbred racing fans with three dominating performances in New York, California and Kentucky last year, was named the 2022 Horse of the Year at the conclusion of the 52nd annual Eclipse Awards … Read more

Far Hills joins TV coverage on Fox Sports

Edited NYRA Press Release America’s Day at the Races, the acclaimed national television show produced by the New York Racing Association, Inc. in partnership with Fox Sports, will once again present live coverage and on-site analysis of the Far Hills Race Meeting, the storied one-day steeplechase event that highlights the American steeplechase calendar.  The 101st … Read more

McLaughlin to receive Mooney Award

Edited Press Release The National Turf Writers And Broadcasters will present lifelong horseman Kiaran McLaughlin, a former leading trainer who has quietly battled multiple sclerosis for more than two decades, with the Bill Mooney Award for displaying courage in the face of tremendous adversity. Born and raised in Lexington, Ky., McLaughlin was introduced to racing … Read more

Better Talk Now: Time to say goodbye

Fenella O’Flynn was riffling through her Toyota 4Runner in search of a cigarette lighter. “I haven’t smoked since New Year’s Eve,” she paused long enough to say. “But f*** it.”