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B.E.S.T. TO DISTRIBUTE SHOES TO BACKSTRETCH WORKERS WITH DIABETES (4/21/2015)

Racetrack workers with diabetes will be getting new , free, top-of the line work shoes from B.E.S.T. a non-profit devoted to improving the physical health and social well-being of barn area workers on New York’s major racetracks; Aqueduct, Belmont, and Saratoga.

Aqueduct: Bird House looks to close out season same way she did in 2012 (12/18/2013)

Bird House ended her injury-shortened 3-year-old campaign with a solid allowance win over Aqueduct’s inner track. She hopes to end her busier 4-year-old campaign in the same fashion Friday when she runs in a $64,000 second-level optional $35,000 claiming race for New York-bred fillies and mares, the nominal feature on Aqueduct’s nine-race card.

Double dead-heat on closing day at Spa (9/2/2013)

The fifth race at Saratoga Race Course on Monday resulted in a rare double dead heat when the first two horses finished on even terms and the next two horses also arrived at the wire together.

Changes Work: Bird House Rolls to an Easy Allowance Score (8/2/2013)

Trainer Gary Gullo made a few changes with Team Power Play Racing’s four-year-old New York-bred filly Bird House. He switched her from turf to dirt, added blinkers for the first time, shortened her up, and dropped her in company.

Bird House Pulls an Upset at Aqueduct (12/30/2012)

Bird House, making her first start since February, pulled a 24-1 upset in the $54,000 allowance feature for New York-bred fillies and mares at Aqueduct.

Aqueduct: Kid Kate, Mildly Offensive set for snow-delayed rematch (11/13/2012)

Kid Kate, a half-length short of Mildly Offensive upstate, comes off a win in the Classy Mirage at Belmont Park. The durable 5-year-old mare has won six stakes and over $450,000, and makes her first Aqueduct appearance since a third in the 2011 Distaff.

Aqueduct: Gullo Wins a Turf Race (4/6/2012)

When Classic R and B won a nose decision over Goodtime Boy in Friday’s fifth race at Aqueduct, it marked the first win on turf for trainer Gary Gullo in nearly 10 years.

British Columbia Bred Wins Turk Paradise Stake (12/27/2011)

North American Horse Company’s TAYLORS DEAL, a BC-bred 2yo by BC-sire SECOND IN COMMAND  out of FLEET AMYANNE, by Western Fame, sped to a fast win in the LOST IN THE FOG STAKES yesterday at Turf Paradise.

Bed o' Roses a Soft Spot for Hilda's Passion (7/3/2011)

Hilda's Passion looks for her fourth graded stakes win of the year as the clear standout in Belmont Park's $150,000 Bed o' Roses Handicap (gr. III) July 3.

Hilda's Passion 1-5 in Bed o'Roses (7/2/2011)

After a scorching performance in Belmont's Grade 2 Vagrancy Handicap, Hilda's Passion is back in Sunday's Grade 3, $150,000 Bed o'Roses Handicap, heading a field of seven fillies and mares in the seven-furlong dash.

Belmont: Curlina returns in Bed o' Roses (6/30/2011)

It was no surprise when Hilda’s Passion rolled to a 5 1/4-length victory in last month’s Grade 2 Vagrancy Handicap at Belmont Park. The big surprise was the runner-up, Curlina, who four months earlier was available to be claimed for $15,000.

Marcado Becomes First Winner for Second in Command (6/26/2011)

Marcado broke alertly and stayed in front throughout as she captured a 3 ½-furlong maiden claiming race by a head on Sunday at Hastings Race Course to become the first career winner for multiple stakes winner Second in Command.

Hilda's Passion Dominant in Vagrancy (6/5/2011)

Hilda's Passion reasserted herself as one of the leaders of the filly and mare sprint division with an authoritative, front-running 5 1/4-length victory in Saturday's Grade 2, $150,000 Vagrancy Handicap at Belmont Park.

Belmont Park: Weight a concern for Hilda's Passion in Vagrancy Handicap (6/3/2011)

If trainer Todd Pletcher has any concern regarding Hilda’s Passion entering Saturday’s Grade 2, $150,000 Vagrancy Handicap at Belmont Park, it’s the amount of weight the multiple stakes-winning filly has to concede to her six competitors.

Hilda’s Passion Headlines Vagrancy Handicap (6/1/2011)

The 4-year-old Canadian Frontier filly, who will be making her first Belmont appearance in the 6 1/2-furlong Vagrancy, is 4-2-0 in seven starts since being moved to trainer Todd Pletcher’s barn last summer, including front-running victories in the Grade 2 Inside Information and the Grade 3 Hurricane Bertie at Gulfstream Park this year.

A Day of Triumph and Tribute (9/13/2010)

The eighth race on Saturday, 11 September 2010, which was hosted at Belmont Park Race Course was a race that will be long remembered for the connections of Aces Mark.

Aces Mark Places at Belmont (9/11/2010)

Aces Mark placed in the eighth race at New York's Belmont Park Saturday. The horse is named after Ace Bailey and Mark Bavis, Los Angeles Kings scouts who were killed during the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

Aces Mark - The Horse Named in Honor of Two Fallen Scouts - Places Second in Race Today (9/11/2010)

Aces Mark finished second in the $150,000 Bowling Green Handicap today.

Horse Honours NHL's 9/11 Fallen (9/11/2010)

If ever a horse deserves victory, it's this one. Aces Mark in Saturday's eighth race at Belmont.  In honour of Ace Bailey and Mark Bavis, on Sept. 11.

Aces Mark, Horse Named for Sept. 11 Victims, Set to Race on Ninth Anniversary of Tragic Day (9/11/2010)

Aces Mark will run on Saturday, the ninth anniversary of the deaths of Bailey and Davis, who both had Boston ties. Bailey spent parts of five NHL seasons with the Bruins, while Davis grew up in Boston, playing his high school hockey at Catholic Memorial and college hockey at Boston University.

Horse Named After Kings Scouts Killed at World Trade Center Runs on 9-11 (9/10/2010)

Long-time Ottawa Senators scout Lew Mongelluzzo will skip the first day of the team's prospect tournament in London, Ont., to attend the race at Belmont. He operates Team Power Play Racing, which owns Aces Mark, and will be thinking of his former colleagues on the ninth anniversary of their death.

If Fate Can Intervene, 9/11 Tribute Horse Aces Mark Will Reign Supreme (9/10/2010)

Fate has to be pulling a few strings here. The horse, a 6-year-old gelding that not too long ago was given little chance of racing again, is called Aces Mark, and he is entered in Saturday's eighth race at Belmont Park.

Aces Mark, Horse Named for Former King Scouts, to Run on 9/11 (9/10/2010)

Not only is the horse running on the anniversary of the tragedy, it's running on the first day of the Kings' rookie camp in El Segundo.

Horse Named After Kings Scouts Killed at World Trade Center Races on 9-11 (9/10/2010)

Long-time Ottawa Senators scout Lew Mongelluzzo will skip the first day of the team's prospect tournament in London, Ont., to attend the race at Belmont.

Aces Mark Runs for Sept 11 Victims (9/10/2010)

Aces Mark will be running for more than purse money when he steps into the starting gate for Belmont Park’s eighth race on Saturday, September 11.

Joel Quenneville, Aces Mark, and September 11th (9/10/2010)

For Chicago Black Hawks coach Joel Quenneville, September means the start of training camp, and the beginning of a Stanley Cup Championship defense. It also means something much more sobering, something that this year, Belmont Park’s racing calendar will make all the more poignant.
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Aces Mark Runs Saturday at Belmont to Honor September 11 Victims (9/10/2010)

Aces Mark will be running for more than purse money when he steps into the starting gate for Belmont Park’s eighth race on Saturday, September 11.

Aces Mark Race to Honor Scouts' Legacy (9/10/2010)

Nine years to the day after terrorist attacks took the lives of NHL scouts Garnet "Ace" Bailey and Mark Bavis, the horse named in their honor by members of the hockey/horse racing fraternity will race at Belmont Park.

Race Falls on Significant Date for Aces Mark (9/9/2010)

Fate rarely plays a role in serious handicapping. It may be hard to ignore fate when it comes to assessing the chances of Aces Mark in Saturday’s eighth race at Belmont Park.

Bailey, Bavis Live on in Aces Mark (5/2/2008)

When tragedy strikes, you can do one of two things: 1) Let grief consume you, or, 2) move forward, despite the endless strides and rocky roads that lay ahead.

Yankee Master Goes for No. 3 (12/8/2005)

Trainer Linda Rice expected Yankee Master to be a good turf horse after watching the 2-year-old colt work this summer over the grass course at Saratoga's Oklahoma training track. And up to this point, her expectations have been met.

Yankee Master Dominates Bourbon Stakes (10/28/2005)

Yankee Master carried meet leading jockey Rafael Bejarano to his fourth win of the afternoon in the $125,000 Woodford Reserve Bourbon Stakes for 2-year-olds Friday at Keeneland.