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Date Race Purse Age/Sex Dist
May 2024
Affirmed Success S. (BT) $100,000g 4&up 6f Details
Sheepshead Bay S. (G3T) $200,000a 4&up, f/m 11f T Details
Westchester S. (G3) $175,000g 4&up 8f Details
Fort Marcy S. (G2T) $200,000g 4&up 9f T Details
Elusive Quality S. (BT) $150,000g 4&up 6f Details
Ruffian S. (G2) $200,000a 4&up, f/m 8f Details
License Fee S. (BT) $150,000g 4&up, f/m 6f Details
Gold Fever S. (BT) $150,000g 3yos 6f Details
Beaugay S. (G3T) $175,000g 4&up, f/m 8.5f Details
Runhappy S. (G3) $175,000g 4&up 6f Details
Peter Pan S. (G3) $200,000g 3yos 9f Details
Man o' War S. (G2T) $400,000g 4&up 11f T Details
Soaring Softly S. (G3T) $175,000g 3yos, Fillies 6f Details
Vagrancy S. (G3) $175,000g 4&up, f/m 6.5f Details
Paradise Creek S. (BT) $150,000g 3yos 6f Details
Pennine Ridge S. (G2T) $200,000a 3yos 9f Details
Wonder Again S. (G2T) $200,000g 3yos, Fillies 9f Details
June 2024
New York Stallion S. $150,000 3yos, Fillies 6f
New York Stallion S R $150,000 3yo, f 6f T
Bed o' Roses S. (G2) $200,000 4&up, f/m 7f
Bed o' Roses $200,000 4&up, f/m 7f
New York Stallion S R $150,000 3yo, 6f T
Wild Applause $150,000 3yo, f 8f T
Dancin Renee S R $125,000 4&up, f/m 6f
Manila $250,000 3yo, 8f T
July 2024
Victory Ride S $175,000 3yo, f 6.5f
Perfect Sting S $150,000 4&up, f/m 8f T
Brooklyn S $200,000 4&up, 11f
John A. Nerud $200,000 4&up, 7f
Belmont Derby Invitational $750,000 3yo, 9.5f T
Fasig-Tipton Belmont Oaks Invitational $500,000 3yo, f 9.5f T
Dwyer S $200,000 3yo, 8f
Hudson Valley S R $125,000 4&up, 8f T
Port Washington S R $125,000 4&up, f/m 8.5f T
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  • Will Legend of Time Win the Pennine Ridge?

    J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Pennine Ridge at Belmont at the Big A.

    • By J. Keeler Johnson
    • May 24, 2024
  • Leave No Trace Outlasts Big Pond in Vagrancy

    After a forgettable season at age 3 in 2023 in which she was unplaced in four starts, 4-year-oldLeave No Traceis back in the graded stakes-winning form she initially displayed as a 2-year-old.

    • By Byron King
    • May 18, 2024
  • California-Bred Big Pond Joins Mott, Races in Vagrancy

    Big Pond was a big deal at Santa Anita Park over the winter, winning the Feb. 18 Spring Fever Stakes after a nose defeat when second in the Dec. 26 La Brea Stakes (G1). Now, she races May 18 in the $175,000 Vagrancy Stakes (G3) at Aqueduct.

    • By Byron King
    • May 16, 2024
  • Antiquarian Flashes Belmont Stakes Creds in Peter Pan

    Antiquarian appears headed to the Belmont Stakes (G1) after defeating The Wine Steward in the $200,000, 1 1/8-mile Peter Pan Stakes (G3) May 11 at Aqueduct Racetrack.

    • By Byron King
    • May 11, 2024
  • Stakes Preview: Man o' War and Peter Pan

    Paul Verderosa & Acacia Clement look ahead to the Man o’ War and Peter Pan this weekend.

    • May 10, 2024
  • Whitebeam, Aspray Could Give Brown Seventh Beaugay Win

    It's not quite the Chicago Bulls of the Michael Jordan era, but a look at the recent history of the $175,000 Beaugay Stakes (G3T) might give a similar impression. Trainer Chad Brown has won five of the last six editions.

    • By Joe Perez
    • May 10, 2024
  • Appleby Trainees Look Tough in Man o’ War

    J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Man o' War at Belmont at the Big A (Aqueduct).

    • By J. Keeler Johnson
    • May 10, 2024
  • Royalty Interest Hangs On to Win Sheepshead Bay

    Royalty Interest, the longest shot in the field at 10-1, held off a furious rally to take the $194,000 Sheepshead Bay Stakes (G3T) in a photo finish May 3 at Belmont at the Big A.

    • By Joe Perez
    • May 3, 2024
  • NYRA Announces Spring/Summer Meet Stakes at Aqueduct

    The New York Racing Association today announced the stakes schedule for the 2024 Belmont at the Big A spring/summer meet, which will openMay 2 and include 32 stakes worth more than $6.6 million in total purses.

    • January 30, 2024
  • Straight Arrow Wins Empire Classic on Two-Weeks' Rest

    Trainer Michael Dini decided the best move for the gray or roan Arrogate gelding was to get him back on the track, even in the muddy conditions brought on by the day's rain.

    • By Joe Perez
    • October 29, 2023
  • Jockey Franco Picks Up 2,000th Career Win

    Franco earned the victory with a stalk-and-pounce trip aboard the 4-year-old son of Medaglia d'Oro, tracking one length behind pacesetter Ruse before taking charge at the top of the lane and fending off a late bid from City Man.

    • October 29, 2023
  • Xigera a Different Beast on Dirt in Mother Goose

    Xigera's best self was revealed when switched back to dirt last month and she confirmed that move was the right one Oct. 28 with a dominant win in the Mother Goose Stakes (G2) on the final Saturday of the Belmont at the Big A meet.

    • By Jim Mulvihill
    • October 28, 2023
  • Technical Analysis Takes Athenia Before November Sale

    In potentially her final start, Klaravich Stables' Technical Analysis opened up a comfortable lead right out of the gate and then held off stablemates Beaute Cachee and Fluffy Socks to lead a Chad Brown-trained trifecta in the Athenia Stakes.

    • By Jim Mulvihill
    • October 27, 2023
  • Durante Notches First Stakes Win in Bold Ruler

    Durante, sent east after a fast starter allowance triumph in early summer at Los Alamitos Race Course, continued his ascent up the New York sprint ranks by authoritatively winning the $200,000 Bold Ruler Stakes (G3) Oct. 27.

    • By Byron King
    • October 27, 2023
  • Stakes Preview: Mother Goose and Forty Niner

    Andy Serling & Greg Wolf look ahead to Grade 2 Mother Goose and Grade 2 Forty Niner.

    • October 27, 2023
  • Connections Eye Black Type for Xigera in Mother Goose

    After running a graded stakes-qualityspeed figure in winning the Seneca Overnight Stakes at Churchill Downs last month, Xigera was considered for the Nov. 4 Breeders' Cup Distaff (G1) before her connections opted for a less ambitious spot.

    • By Byron King
    • October 25, 2023
  • Fluffy Socks, Ozara Lead Aqueduct's Oct. 27 Turf Stakes

    Turf racing in New York, negatively impacted by persistent rain this summer and fall, finally catches a break this week. Dry conditions are forecast leading up to Oct. 27 for the $150,000 Athenia Stakes and $135,000 Chelsey Flower Stakes.

    • By Byron King
    • October 25, 2023
  • Pioneering Spirit Draws Away in Two-Horse Knickerbocker

    Pioneering Spirit seems more effective racing over firm turf courses than wet ones, but he had no issue with sloppy main track Oct. 20 in the $112,500 Knickerbocker Stakes during the Belmont at the Big A meet.

    • By Byron King
    • October 20, 2023
  • NYRA Reschedules Athenia Due to Rainy Forecast

    The 1 1/8-mile turf race for fillies and mares 3 and up at Belmont at the Big A is being moved to Oct. 27.

    • By Joe Perez
    • October 18, 2023
  • Maggie Wolfendale & Sara Elbadwi look back at the Grade 2 Sands Point and the Floral Park from Belmont at the Big A.

    • October 15, 2023
  • Stakes Preview: Sands Point and Floral Park

    Andy Serling & Sara Elbadwi look ahead at the Grade 2 Sands Point and the Floral Park from Belmont at the Big A.

    • October 13, 2023
  • No Reinstatement of Grades in Off-Turf Aqueduct Stakes

    Five off-the-turf stakes races at Aqueduct Racetrack from this past weekend will not have their graded status restored for this year's contests, the American Graded Stakes Committee announced Oct. 12.

    • By Byron King
    • October 12, 2023
  • NYRA: Wet Forecast Postpones Glen Cove, Knickerbocker

    Due to inclement weather forecast this weekend, the New York Racing Association has postponed two turf stakes races initially scheduled for Oct. 15, according to a social media post from Keith McCalmont of NYRA publicity.

    • By Byron King
    • October 12, 2023
  • Leave No Trace Tries Turf in Saturday's Sands Point

    When a grade 1 winner is entered in a turf race for the first time during a rainy period, the logical conclusion is that the connections are hoping for soggy ground and a switch to the main track. But that's not the case with Leave No Trace.

    • By Bob Ehalt
    • October 11, 2023
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