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Familiar Names Top Belmont Spring Meeting Standings

July 16, 2018

ELMONT, N.Y. — Do the names Dubb, Ortiz and Brown have a familiar ring?

Fans of racing in New York know Thoroughbred owner Michael Dubb, jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr. and trainer Chad Brown as surely as they know their own names.

When the Belmont Spring/Summer meeting concluded, those three were runaway winners in their respective categories—again.

Brown, a native of Mechanicsville, ...

Trotters Set World Records On Meadowlands Pace Night

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Although the feature race of the night was the Meadowlands Pace, trotters on the Meadowlands’ July 14 undercard did their best to upstage the main event.

Plunge Blue Chip, driven by Ake Svanstedt, nipped 1-2 favorite Manchego in a world-record performance to win the second of two $128,500 divisions of the Del Miller Memorial for 3-year-old trotting ...

New Jersey-bred Wins At Delaware Park, Elate Wins Handicap

WILMINGTON, Del. — The New Jersey-bred Golden Brown, who went postward at odds over 15 to 1, and Elate, the 3 to 5 favorite, shared top honors on Saturday, Delaware Park's biggest racing day of the summer.

Golden Brown came from fifth place in a field of eight and ran down the leaders in the last eighth of mile to post a win of 1-3/4 lengths in the Kent Stakes, racing for ABL Stable, ...

20th Time In The Meadowlands Pace Is The Charm For Miller

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — David Miller flashed a wide smile as he guided Courtly Choice to the winner’s circle after winning the $701,830 Crawford Farms Meadowlands Pace.

The monkey was off the Hall of Famer’s back. After 19 failed efforts, Miller finally owned a victory in the Meadowlands Racetrack’s signature event for 3-year-olds.

Courtly Choice rallied to win the ...

Haskell Invitations Out, Triple Crown Champion, Justify Is Not On The List

OCEANPORT, N.J. — Forty-four 3-year-olds were extended invitations to the $1 million betfair.com Haskell Invitational on Sunday, July 29, at Monmouth Park. Triple Crown winner, Justify is not on the list.

On July 10, Justify’s connections announced that the colt’s training was put on hold with Trainer Bob Baffert saying there was intermittent swelling in one ...

Ariana G Beats The Boys, Sets World Record at The Meadowlands

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Ariana G bested the boys with a world-record performance to win in the $250,000 Graduate Series championship for 4-year-old trotters on July 7 at The Meadowlands, defeating Moonshiner Hanover by 3-3/4 lengths in 1:50.2. Sortie finished third.

The time was the fastest ever by a 4-year-old female trotter on a mile track. The previous record of 1:51 was shared by ...

Meadowlands To Accept Bets on Sports Starting July 14

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The Meadowlands Racetrack will be the newest sports betting venue in New Jersey on July 14.

Governor Phil Murphy officially ushered in sports betting in New Jersey when he made the initial wager at Monmouth Park a month earlier. Governor Murphy, an avid soccer fan placed the first bet — $20 on Germany to win the World Cup. It was a losing bet as the ...

Pennsy-Bred Filly Wins Victory Ride Stakes As 47-1 Longshot

ELMONT, N.Y. — Dixie Serenade, a Pennsylvania-bred filly racing for the Uptowncharliebrown (the name of her sire) Stud, got up in the final strides to win Belmont Park's $150,000, Grade 3 Victory Ride Stakes Sunday afternoon.

The 3-year-old daughter of the Malibu Moon mare Moonlight Serenade, whose three previous wins were all at Parx Racing, was sent to the post as the second ...

Legendary Pacer, Foiled Again Wins His 100th Race

WILKES BARRE, Pa. — He’s the richest Standardbred ever with more than $7.5 million in career earnings and reached another milestone — career win 100.

At Harrah's Philadelphia on July 8, Driver Yannick Gingras used the rail to maximum effect with the 14-year-old, encouraging enough speed out of the winner of $7,584,028 to force tucks to a :27.2 quarter. Foiled Again was ...

Trainers Wins 5, Jockey 6 In One Day at Monmouth Park

OCEANPORT, N.J. — Trainer Jorge Navarro tied his own record with five winners on the July 8 Monmouth Park card, falling short of setting a new mark only because his other starter on the day finished third.

The track’s leading trainer with 35 wins from 86 starters, Navarro matched the record for winners on a single program he first set on July 23, 2017 and then equaled earlier this ...

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