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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 »

California Chrome’s co-owner apologizes

New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Steve Coburn, co-owner of California Chrome, apologized Monday for comments he made following his horse’s loss in Saturday’s Belmont Stakes. California Chrome was trying to become the first Triple Crown winner in 36 years after winning the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes, but finished in a dead heat for fourth at the Belmont. Tonalist, a ... Read More »

Tonalist wins Belmont, ends Chrome’s Triple Crown bid

Elmont, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – The wait continues. It is now 36 years since horse racing’s Triple Crown has been won. Saturday in the 146th Belmont Stakes, Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes champ California Chrome was denied his chance to become the 12th 3-year-old to sweep the Triple Crown races. He finished in a dead heat for fourth behind winner Tonalist ... Read More »

California Chrome Co-Owner Angered – Is he right or wrong?

(NYSportscene.com) California Chrome co-owner Steve Coburn freaked out when his horse California Chome lost to Tonalist this afternoon. He was specifically angered over the fact that Tonalist did not run in the Kentucky Derby or the Preakness. Coburn, said it was a “coward’s way out” that horses who have not run the other two Triple Crown races can come in fresh ... Read More »

Belmont foils another Triple Crown contender

By Jeff Frank, The Sports Analyst Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) – The Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont, a vigorous threesome of races to win in a five-week span, thwarted another Triple Crown hopeful on Saturday as California Chrome finished in a dead heat for fourth in the Belmont Stakes. The Derby and Preakness winner became another in the long list of ... Read More »

Manhattan Handicap goes to Real Solution

Elmont, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Real Solution, ridden by Javier Castellano, outlasted nine rivals Saturday to capture the $1 million Manhattan Handicap at Belmont Park in the final race before the 146th Belmont Stakes. Trained by Chad Brown for Ken and Sarah Ramsey, Real Solution was running third in the 1 1/4-mile turf race while 16-1 longshot Five Iron set the ... Read More »

Palace Malice gets up to take Met Mile

Elmont, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Former Belmont Stakes winner Palace Malice found something more down the stretch to win Saturday’s $1.25 million Metropolitan Handicap (Met Mile) at Belmont Park. Trained by Todd Pletcher, Palace Malice was sent off as the 6-5 morning line favorite in the 12-horse field. The 4-year-old colt broke from the inside post for the mile race with ... Read More »

Ogden Phipps belongs to Close Hatches

Elmont, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Close Hatches, ridden by Joel Rosario, held off Princess of Sylmar and champion filly Beholder to win Saturday’s $1 million Ogden Phipps Stakes at Belmont Park on the Belmont Stakes program. The 1 1/16-mile Phipps was to be a meeting for the third time of the three leading 4-year-old fillies in racing, Beholder, Princess of Sylmar ... Read More »