Paulassilverlining and Jose Ortiz win the Distaff at Aqueduct. NYRA/Adam Coglianese photo

Scuderi Finds Success With Seeking the Silver

More than 24 hours after Paulassilverlining won her second graded stakes, the Distaff (gr. III) at Aqueduct Racetrack April 17, owner and breeder Vincent Scuderi was still beaming. “Yeah,” he said. “I still have a smile on my face.” A 4-year-old daughter of Ghostzapper, out of the Grindstone mare Seeking the Silver, Paulassilverlining won her first stakes race,…

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Brian’s Derby Preps: The Wood Memorial

 by Brian Nadeau of Horseplayer Now and Capital OTB TV.  Aqueduct: The GI, $1 million Wood Memorial at 1 1/8 miles (Kentucky Derby qualifying points 100-40-20-10) #1 Shagaf (2-1): Expected favorite made it 3-for-3 when he rode one of the most intense speed biases in recent memory early before tipping out off the far turn to win the…

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A History of the Inner Track

originally published in March 2010 It was nearly 70 degrees in New York yesterday; warmer temperatures and delayed darkness have many of us thinking spring. And for New York racing fans, there is no surer sign of spring than the return at Aqueduct to the main track. Racing on the inner track generally begins in…

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The Legacy of Eugene D. Wood, Alive and Well at Aqueduct

Image: Postcards from Eugene Wood to the nieces he supported following the death of their mother, his sister. When Eugene D. Wood died in 1924, his local paper –The New York Times – didn’t pay that much attention. Despite his prominence in New York City, through decades of political involvement locally and in Albany, through…