Category Archives: Aqueduct

AndyScoggin’s Derby Top 10 (v.8)

The descriptions include each horse’s last start (with a YouTube link if available) and possible next start for each horse and a career summary of starts with results, total earnings and graded stake earnings with the rank amongst Derby contenders.  … Continue reading

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AndyScoggin’s Derby Top 10 (v.5)

This past weekend’s major prep race was the (G3) Gotham Stakes at Aqueduct.  That was the first 2012 Derby prep race that I got to attend. What a treat to see Hansen make a huge statement that he is a … Continue reading

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Hansen Makes a Statement in the Gotham Stakes!

My post-Gotham Stakes article, that ran on HorseRacingNation.com/blogs/NYState, matches up with any that were written. Please enjoy. After finishing second to Algorithms in the Holy Bull (G3) at Gulfstream on Jan. 29th, many felt that Hansen needed to make a … Continue reading

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AndyScoggin’s Derby Top 10 (v.4)

This past weekend’s major prep races were the Risen Star (G2) on Saturday at FG and the Fountain of Youth (G2) at GP on Sunday.  El Padrino won the impressive stretch duel with Mark Valeski in the Risen Star, while … Continue reading

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NYRA Coverage Begins

AndyScoggin’s coverage of NYRA begins the week of February 27th, at HorseRacingNation.com. http://www.horseracingnation.com/blogs/NYState

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Todd Pletcher on the Verge of 3,000 Wins

Todd Pletcher heads into Saturday’s racing needing only one more winner to reach the 3,000 victory mark.  Pletcher began his training career as an assistant to Hall of Famer D. Wayne Lukas.  Pletcher took out his training license and went … Continue reading

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Stop Two on the New York Derby Trail – the G3 Withers

Here are a couple of paragraphs from my recent article at HorseRacingNation.com. Saturday’s grade three Withers Stakes marks the second stop on the 2012 New York Derby Trail.  This year in New York there is $250,000 more of the Derby … Continue reading

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The Derby Trail goes through New York

In 2012, I will be covering the NYRA circuit for Horse Racing Nation. HRN has had a series of articles about the Derby Trail.  Here is my first New York piece: Since 1986, graded stakes earnings have determined which horses … Continue reading

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Fall Highweight Handicap – Past and Present

Here is an article that has just been posted at HorseRacingNation.com about the Fall Highweight Handicap that is run on Thanksgiving at Aqueduct. The Fall Highweight Handicap was run at Belmont Park from 1914 to 1959 and then again from … Continue reading

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