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Harness Racing’s Best Descend Upon The Meadowlands For The Hambletonian

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — The best horses from around the world will converge on the Meadowlands Racetrack this weekend with $1-million on the line for a race called the Hambletonian. 321 more words

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LISTEN: Mike Francesa Interviews John Velazquez, Todd Pletcher And Chris Kay From Saratoga

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (WFAN) — It was a first for Mike Francesa on Friday — a remote broadcast from Saratoga Race Course.

Among Francesa’s interviews were jockey John Velazquez, trainer Todd Pletcher and New York Racing Association CEO and President Chris Kay. 154 more words

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First Step Toward New Islanders Arena? Proposals Sought To Redevelop Parts Of Belmont Park

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — New York state is looking for proposals on how to redevelop parts of Belmont Park, the horse racing facility on Long Island that is home to one leg of the Triple Crown. 164 more words

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Former Champion Racehorse Dies After Being Severely Neglected

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Dr.Drip, a prize-winning racehorse with numerous ribbons to his name, was found severely neglected last week and has recently passed away.

His notable life came to an end this week after he was found starving and maggot-ridden in Opelousas, Louisiana. 162 more words

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Tapwrit Passes Irish War Cry To Win Belmont Stakes

ELMONT, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Tapwrit overtook favored Irish War Cry in the stretch to win the Belmont Stakes by two lengths Saturday, giving trainer Todd Pletcher his third career victory in the final leg of the Triple Crown. 560 more words

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Japanese Horse Epicharis Scratched From Belmont Stakes; Field Down To 11

ELMONT, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — The Belmont Stakes is down to 11 horses after Epicharis was scratched after a veterinarian exam on Saturday morning.

The New York Racing Association said the exam revealed continued inflammation in the Japanese colt’s right front hoof. 271 more words

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