Former champion jockey Richard
Migliore will be the host of The New York Racing Association,
Inc.’s (NYRA) fourth “New Owners Luncheon” at Aqueduct
Racetrack on Saturday, February 4. Initiated at Belmont Park
last spring, the program provides a comprehensive introduction and overview of
thoroughbred ownership in an effort to bring new owners to the sport of horse racing.
The event will begin at 8 a.m. with a continental breakfast in the
Equestris restaurant, followed by presentations and Q&A sessions with trainers
Bruce Brown and Carlos Martin, owner Roddy Valente, and representatives from
the racing partnerships
Stable and Drawing Away Stable beginning at 9 a.m.
In addition, NYRA Raceday host Ernie Munick will conduct a handicapping
seminar for the day’s races, which include a trio of stakes races headed
by the Grade 3, $200,000 Withers for up-and-coming 3-year-olds, the Grade 3,
$150,000 Toboggan for sprinters and the $100,000 Correction for filly and mare
Throughout the day, guests also will have the opportunity to meet many
of the Big A’s leading jockeys, trainers and owners, visit the paddock
and participate in a winner’s circle trophy presentation.
Registration fee is $50, which includes a continental breakfast and
lunch in Equestris, the above activities, an official racing program and a
Migliore, who began riding in 1980 and a year later won the Eclipse
Award as the nation’s top apprentice, retired in 2010 after winning 4,450
races, including 362 stakes. Twice the leading rider in New York, “The Mig” currently
serves as a NYRA racing office associate in addition to his role as a broadcast
Registration details for the “Owners’ Luncheon” are
available at nyra.com/newowners or by calling Horseman’s Relations at Aqueduct Racetrack, (718) 659-2206.