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A race at Aqueduct Racetrack in Queens (file/credit: NYRA via YouTube)

Queens Assemblyman Wants Funding Diverted To Upgrade ‘Disgusting’ Aqueduct Racetrack

On Monday, New York State Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder announced legislation to require NYRA to use its share of casino money earmarked for capital projects only at Aqueduct.

02/24/2014

Thoroughbreds in action at Saratoga Race Course. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Monzo: Putting Together A Wednesday Pick 6 At Saratoga

I figured this week we will try something different. Instead of picking winners and breaking down individual races and horses, I thought we would try to make a reasonable Pick 6 play.

08/14/2013

Thoroughbreds in action at Saratoga Race Course. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Wednesday At Saratoga: Monzo’s Preview And Horses Worth Betting

As usual at the Spa, the bombs and longshots have been coming in. It’s what makes the game so great. Let’s try and find three in today’s card.

07/24/2013

Thoroughbreds in action at Saratoga Race Course. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Opening Day At Saratoga: Monzo’s Preview And Horses Worth Betting

The first leg of great summer of racing has started at Del Mar racetrack. Now we get ready for Saratoga, where the best of the best go for six weeks.

07/19/2013

Del Mar Racetrack (Photo credit Tom Kurtz/Getty Images)

Monzo: Opening Day Picks At Del Mar Racetrack

This week marks the opening of my two favorite summer racing meets. Saratoga opens up on Friday, and Wednesday opens up the summer meet at Del Mar Racetrack in Del Mar, California.

07/17/2013

Churchill Downs (Photo by Jamey Price/Getty Images)

Monzo: Weekend Stakes Races At Churchill Downs And Monmouth Park

The Triple Crown season has come and gone, with three separate winners in all three seasons. But the summer of races is only starting, and we have plenty of graded races to break down throughout the summer.

06/14/2013

Mariano Rivera (credit: Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Yankees’ Rivera To Have Friday’s 3rd Race Named For Him At Saratoga

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.

08/09/2012

Justin Mudge walks through the muddy interior of his great uncle's gun shop which was destroyed by flooding caused by Hurricane Irene on September 1, 2011 in Prattsville, NY.  (Photo by Monika Graff/Getty Images)

New York State Bar Association Offering Free Legal Advice To Irene Victims

Association President Vincent Doyle says volunteer lawyers will be available to answer questions about insurance, property disputes, landlord-tenant matters and general legal issues.

09/10/2011

A farm truck and snowmobile moved by the flood waters from the Tropical Storm Irene sits in the middle of a farmers corn field along Rt.30 Schoharie, N.Y., Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)

Cuomo Creates $15 Million Fund For NY Farms Damaged By Irene

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Irene caused significant damage to the state’s agriculture. He said there is already $45 million in damage to farms in the state.

09/03/2011

John White (Photo/File/Mona Rivera)

Gov. Commutes Sentence Of L.I. Man Convicted In Shooting

Gov. David Paterson commuted the prison sentence of a black man convicted for the racially charged shooting death of a white teenager on Long Island to time served on Thursday.

12/23/2010

Jockey Mike Smith (left) comes up the stretch riding Drosselmeyer as he battles for the lead on his way to the Belmont win as First Dude, ridden by Ramon Dominguez (red helmet) finished third at the running of the 142nd Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park on June 5, 2010 in Elmont, New York. (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)

First Dude Looking For Breakthrough Win In Travers

First Dude has done just about everything in really big races except finish first. Perhaps Saturday’s $1 million Travers Stakes at Saratoga Race Course will be First Dude’s breakthrough race.

WFAN–08/26/2010