Mariano Rivera will visit the upstate New York thoroughbred track on Friday, where the third race will be named “The Spa Welcomes Mo!” He’ll appear in the winner’s circle to address the crowd and present the trophy to the winner.
Triple Crown contender I’ll Have Another turned in another strong gallop as he prepares for the Belmont Stakes on Saturday.
Questions remain over whether winning the Triple Crown can reinvigorate a sport that has experienced precipitous drops in fan interest, gambling dollars and prestige in the American sports landscape.
Belmont racetrack workers have struck a tentative labor deal with the New York Racing Association to head off a possible strike on the eve of a Triple Crown bid, a union official said Wednesday.
Former New York Racing Association executive Philip Dunn has died. He was 81. Dunn was the executive director of simulcast and TV systems when he retired in 1995.