Videos tagged with "resorts"

Aqueduct Racetrack in New York [02:50]
Aqueduct Racetrack (The Big A) is a thoroughbred horse-racing facility and racino in Ozone Park, Queens, New York. Its racing meets usually are from late October/early November through April. Aqueduct is the only racetrack located within New York City limits, and houses the New York Racing Association's headquarters. The track has seating capacity of 17000 but total capacity of 90000. The track itself has three courses: the Main Track (dirt) has a circumference of 11⁄8 miles (1.8 km); inside of this is the Inner Dirt Track (consisting of a special type of dirt over which races are run during the winter months), which is exactly 1 mile (1.6 km) long; and the innermost course is a turf (grass) course, spanning 7 furlongs plus 43 feet (1.4 km).
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Toby's Corner - Resorts World New York Casino Wood Memorial (G1) [02:08]
Toby's Corner rallied from last to storm past a tiring Uncle Mo and outkick Arthur's Tale in the final jumps of Saturday's 87th edition of the Grade 1, $1 million Resorts World New York Casino Wood Memorial at Aqueduct Racetrack. The neck victory was the race's biggest upset since Secretariat finished third to Angle Light by four lengths in 1973. Ridden by Eddie Castro, Toby's Corner, a 3-year-old son of 2005 Wood winner Bellamy Road, stayed on the rail as 1-10 favorite Uncle Mo led the field through an opening half-mile in 47.98, three-quarters in 1:12.28 and a mile in 1:37.26 while under pressure from a trio of longshots. Advancing steadily after having been shuffled back to last at the half-mile pole, Toby's Corner kicked into gear once tipped to the outside in the stretch. As Uncle Mo began to tire, Toby's Corner moved up along with Arthur's Tale and surged to the front in the final yards to hit the wire in 1:49.93 for the 1 1/8 miles. Uncle Mo, the 2010 Eclipse winner as the nation's Top 2-Year-Old Male and the early favorite for the Kentucky Derby, finished third, another length back, as he suffered his first loss in five starts. "I can't say I'm shocked but I'm disappointed," said Todd Pletcher, who trains Uncle Mo for Mike Repole. "I was a little concerned turning for home at the three-sixteenths pole when he didn't really kick clear. I thought then that we were going to be in for a fight. You could see the last 50-60 yards he was tired." "He came a little flat ...
Tags: tobys, corner, nyra, horse, racing, resorts, world, new, york, wood, memorial, uncle, mo

Uncle Mo Arrives at Belmont Park for the Resorts World New York Casino Wood Memorial [01:51]
Undefeated Eclipse champion Uncle Mo arrives at Belmont Park on Wednesday, April 6 as he prepares to race in the Grade 1, $1 million Resorts World New York Casino Wood Memorial at Aqueduct Racetrack on Saturday, April 9. The video includes an interview with Uncle Mo's Eclipse winning trainer Todd Pletcher as he prepares for the Wood Memorial and the Kentucky Derby, where he will be the likely favorite.
Tags: uncle, mo, nyra, horse, racing, aqueduct, wood, memorial, belmont, park, arrives, triple, crown, kentucky, derby

Genting, NYRA Ceremonial Check Presentation at Aqueduct (Part 1) [07:10]
Genting New York presented The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) with a $25 million ceremonial check Friday, October 22 at Aqueduct Racetrack, the future site of Genting's Resorts World New York Casino, in a gesture representing the emerging partnership between the two organizations. The ceremonial check demonstrates that Genting is prepared to honor New York State's commitment to loan NYRA $25 million. "Genting is proud to be able to assist NYRA as it rolls out significant improvements that will lead to an even stronger horse racing industry around the state," said Genting New York President Mike Speller. "Moving forward, Genting is eager to work closely with NYRA to transform the current facility into a casino and racetrack that will be the envy of the country." With work on Resorts World set to begin as soon as next Thursday, Genting and NYRA are poised to begin Aqueduct's transformation into a world class racing and gaming facility. "Today's ceremony demonstrates the strong relationship that NYRA and Genting have already begun to form," said NYRA Executive VP and COO Hal Handel. "NYRA representatives have been working daily with Genting executives, architects, engineers and construction contractors on this very exciting project. A successful casino at Aqueduct will provide the entire New York thoroughbred industry with much needed revenue and will allow NYRA to increase purses and undertake important capital improvement projects at Aqueduct, Belmont Park, and ...
Tags: genting, nyra, check, presentation, vlt, casino, horse, racing, breeding, industry, new, york, mike, speller, hal, handel, resorts, world

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