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Missile J., Bit Of A Legend N., Somewhere In L.A. Among Top Contenders in $529,000 George Morton Levy Memorial Final at Yonkers Raceway this Saturday, April 22; 30th Edition Remembers Roosevelt Raceway’s Hall of Fame Founder

Yonkers, NY—Missile J., the winner of last year’s Art Rooney Pace, tries to continue his success at Yonkers Raceway in the $529,000 George Morton Levy Memorial Pace Final set for this Saturday night, April 22. The Levy, in its 30th edition, is the richest harness race of the season to date, and honors the memory of the Hall of Fame ... Read More »

American Pharoah ends 37-year Triple Crown drought

Elmont, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - For the first time since 1978, a 3-year-old thoroughbred has swept racing's Triple Crown, with American Pharoah becoming just the 12th racehorse to do so. A sold-out crowd of 90,000 was in attendance at Belmont Park to witness American Pharoah add the 147th Belmont Stakes to his victories in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes. The ... Read More »

American Pharoah is favorite at Belmont Stakes

New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner American Pharoah has been made the 3-5 morning line favorite in the eight- horse field for Saturday's $1.5 million Belmont Stakes. The colt will try to become just the 12th horse to capture the Triple Crown. Owned by Zayat Stables and trained by Bob Baffert, American Pharoah is within one ... Read More »

Belmont Stakes field down to eight

Elmont, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - A pair of withdrawals Monday morning have reduced the size of Saturday's $1.5 million Belmont Stakes to eight 3-year- olds. It was announced that Blue Grass Stakes winner Carpe Diem, 10th in the Kentucky Derby, and The Truth Or Else have both been withdrawn from racing in the 147th "Test of the Champion" when Kentucky Derby ... Read More »

American Pharoah rolls in Preakness

Baltimore, MD (SportsNetwork.com) - Kentucky Derby winner American Pharoah rolled through the rain and over a sloppy Pimlico track to comfortably win Saturday's $1.5 million Preakness Stakes and move one race away from claiming racing's Triple Crown. American Pharoah, last year's champion 2-year-old, can become the first Triple Crown champion in 37 years with a win in the June 6 ... Read More »

Favorite American Pharoah wins Kentucky Derby

Louisville, KY (SportsNetwork.com) - Champion colt American Pharoah, sent off as the 5-2 favorite, blew past Firing Line and stablemate Dortmund to capture Saturday's 141st running of the $2 million Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. Last year's champion 2-year-old, trained by Bob Baffert, notched a length victory over 9-1 fourth pick Firing Line with 4-1 second choice Dortmund, also trained ... Read More »

American Pharoah, Dortmund favored in Kentucky Derby

Louisville, KY (SportsNetwork.com) - American Pharoah and Dortmund, both from the barn of Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert, have been made the favorites for Saturday's 141st running of the $2 million Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. The 1 1/4-mile Run for the Roses, the opening leg of racing's Triple Crown, has an approximate post time of 6:24 p.m. ET ... Read More »

Feature Story: Annual Fall Festival at Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

AUTUMN HUES INCLUDE PINK AT EMPIRE CITY CASINO AT YONKERS RACEWAY’S SIXTH ANNUAL FALL HARVEST FESTIVAL IN HONOR OF BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH; $10 DONATION FOR EACH PERSON WEARING PINK TO SUSAN G. KOMEN FOUNDATION YONKERS, October 10—The Autumn hues are in full array – red, orange and yellow – but the Sixth Annual Fall Harvest Festival at Empire City Casino at Yonkers ... Read More »

MAGNA GLOBAL releases new ‘Media Economy Report’ on Sports

By Benji Bourinat, Contributing Writer New York, NY (NYSportscene.com) - In light of the 2014 World Cup and the growing opportunities that live sporting events represent for both brands and media owners, MAGNA GLOBAL has released its new ‘Media Economy Report’ which explores the audiences, behaviors, and platforms that marketers need to know about to invest more wisely. MAGNA GLOBAL has set ... Read More »

Belmont Stakes runner-up to have ankle surgery

Lexington, KY (SportsNetwork.com) - Commissioner, the runner-up at last week's Belmont Stakes, will undergo a procedure to remove a small chip in his front left ankle. The chip was discovered on Monday. "Commissioner was sent back to WinStar Farm on Sunday for a brief freshening before targeting the major late-summer 3-year-old races. The first day back he looked good, but ... Read More »