Horse around at this weekend’s Triple Crown parties
Break out the festive hats, it's about time to bet on some horses and hit a fiesta. And a slew of venues all over the city are ready to accommodate your antics, whether you're planning on donning a sombrero or a floppy bonnet, whether you'll be drinking margaritas or mint juleps. Here are the 10 be ... More >>
Join the crowd at the 145th running of the Belmont Stakes
Horse racing in New York state is about to change thanks to Governor Andrew Cuomo's response to a report from a state commission tasked with reviewing regulations governing the state's horse racing industry.Cuomo announced this afternoon that the New York Task Force on Racehorse Health and Safety -- ... More >>
Forgive us for the blatant SEO-whoring in the headline but, you see, we have no choice. "What Time Does the Belmont Stakes Start" was not our original story idea. Up until about 30 hours ago, we had a 7,500 word long read about I'll Have Another, the Triple Crown, and the pursuit of immortality in s ... More >>
If you were hoping to see a Triple Crown winner this year, we have some bad news: I'll Have Another, the winner of both the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness, won't be running in the Belmont Stakes.Trainer Doug O'Neil announced on the Dan Patrick Radio Show this morning that the colt has a "little pr ... More >>
The more, the merrier. Or, in this case, the more vices, the better. At least that's what New York Assemblyman Micah Kellner thinks and just in time for the Kentucky Derby and Cinco De Mayo.In an interview today on the radio station WCBS 880, he introduced his plan to bring back the betting kio ... More >>
My old Kentucky home in Brooklyn
In a new series on horseracing, the Times does a great job exploring the changing marketplace of the sport, and how tracks today can be more dangerous for animals and their handlers than in the past. A key fact from the latest edition is that trainers are increasingly pumping pain drugs into horses ... More >>
Craig Finn rallies the boys and girls to Mercury Lounge
Government officials gamble on your nickels to bail them out. Bet on it.
AvroKOStraight from the horse's mouthWhen AvroKO turns its Bowery restaurant Double Crown into Saxon Parole later on this year, that's not the only thing they'll be creating. In September, the design consultancy is also launching a proprietary brand of whiskey called Parole.
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. June 14, 1973, Vol. XVIII, No. 24 A horse for all seasons by Joe Flaherty A group of us, accompanied by the baggage of New York blase, gathered early at Penn Station Saturday for an odyssey to Belmont Park. The onus lay with the horse ... More >>
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No, it's a ridiculous-sized hat
Photos by Nick Atlas When you hit the local OTB this weekend to lay down that trifecta, take a good look around. The next time a horse makes a run at the Triple Crown, there might not be an Off-Track Betting parlor where you can make your fortune—or lose your shirt. As Big Brown makes a r ... More >>
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