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Aqueduct Racetrack, also known as the Big A, is the only racetrack in New York City, occupying 210 acres in South Ozone Park in the borough of Queens.


Marylou Whitney, whose philanthropic initiatives and contributions to racing earned her the nicknames "Queen of Saratoga" and "Grand Dame of Saratoga" among other honors, died Friday, July 19, at her Cady Hill home in Saratoga Springs, NY. She was 93.

Owner, breeder and philanthropist Marylou Whitney dies at age 93


Marylou Whitney, whose philanthropic initiatives and contributions to racing earned her the nicknames "Queen of Saratoga" and "Grand Dame of Saratoga" among other honors, died Friday, July 19, at her Cady Hill home in Saratoga Springs, NY.

SARATOGA HIGHLIGHTS: WEEK 2


The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) will celebrate the legacy of Richard A. Violette, Jr., the longtime NYRA trainer and former president of the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association, with the debut of a stakes race named in his honor on Wednesday.

The 1863 Club

A brief look at the all-new 1863 Club at historic Saratoga Race Course.

Opening Weekend of Saratoga Race Course


Opening Weekend of Saratoga Race Course
Opening Day, Thursday, July 11 - Sunday, July 14

​NYRA to offer Maiden Allowance Auction Series at Saratoga


The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today announced it will offer a series of races restricted to 2-year-olds purchased for $45,000 or less at their most recent auction starting in July at Saratoga Race Course.

Volponi, White earn top honors in Joe Hirsch Memorial writing contest


Volponi won for his feature piece entitled "The Long Ride," which investigated the pacing, positioning, and circumstances jockeys must account for to succeed in the 1 ½ mile "Test of the Champion".

Master Fencer to arrive at Belmont Park on Friday for Belmont Stakes


Katsumi Yoshizawa's homebred Master Fencer, an eye-catching sixth in the Kentucky Derby rallying up the rail under Julien Leparoux for trainer Koichi Tsunoda, will make his next start in the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets on Saturday, June 8 at Belmont Park.