To accommodate construction of the racino, training hours at the Big A will be "shifted," according to a NYRA press release. That's an interesting choice of words for what is really a slight curtailment of training time.
Starting on Monday, January 10, the following changes will go into effect through Monday, February 28:Don't know why they felt the need to try and spin that. I doubt that anyone could be too upset about a relatively minor cutback for a limited amount of time in order to facilitate the slots that they've all been waiting for so long.
* There will be no Monday training at Aqueduct
* Tuesday through Sunday, training hours at Aqueduct will shift to 5:30 – 9:00 a.m. (they had previously been 5:30 – 9:45 a.m.)
Resorts World's general contractor announced the awarding of contracts to nine New York contractors, in keeping with Genting's promise to hire local outfits. They're also getting ready to hire. The Resorts World website includes a page for job postings, as well as tantalizing images of what lies ahead, but they gotta come up with a better slogan than The Place To Have Fun.
Chris Englehart's winning streak was shifted at seven when Who's the Cowboy fell short to the Philly Park invader Super Espresso.
Kerfuffle graduated in the second for Darley and trainer Tom Albertrani. She's a just-turned three-year old daughter of Henny Hughes, and it sure was a quiet freshman year for that sire. 19th on the first-year sire list, just a couple of stakes placers, and a high earner making just $49,000. Went to stud with some fanfare at $40,000, but his fee has since shifted to $12,500 (OK, I'll stop now). Kerfuffle is out of the G1 winner Stormy Blues
I swear, I was gonna pick Green Bananas ($10) in the 7th on Wednesday, and say that Indian Blossom was a bad favorite in the 8th. Unfortunately, my time continues to be extremely limited right now; wish I had more of it. I will eventually, and I do appreciate you coming around.