No Problem for World of Trouble in the Jaipur

World of Trouble had no problem securing his third consecutive graded stakes win and seventh win in his past eight races, sizzling over a firm Belmont Park Widener turf course June 8 to win the $400,000 Jaipur Invitational Stakes (G1T). Sent to the front by Manny Franco after breaking from post 6, the son of Kantharos  cleared the field and dropped…

Behind the scenes at NYRA: Oddsmaker David Aragona

There are a lot of thankless jobs in horse racing—outrider, groom, hotwalker come to mind—but few of them are as open to public scrutiny as the morning-line oddsmaker. The work of the morning-line oddsmaker is visible daily, its correctness able to be assessed by anyone interested enough to pay attention. And while a sharp morning…

NYRA Board Meets; Still No Action On CEO

New York Racing Association board chairman David Skorton said April 29 he would be “less than happy” if a new chief executive officer had not been named by June 8, day of the Belmont Stakes (gr. I). When a June 10 board meeting was announced in the run-up to the Belmont, rumors circulated broadly that…