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Cate Johnson Named Acting Director of the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame

September 20, 2018

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame has named Cate Johnson as its acting director. Johnson, formerly the Museum’s director of development, takes over for Cathy Marino, the Museum’s director since 2016. Marino will continue to work for the Museum as project leader of the upcoming Hall of Fame Education Experience, which will open in July 2020.

Foiled Again Stars At The Open Space Pace At Freehold Raceway

FREEHOLD, N.J. — Soon to be Hall of Fame member, Foiled Again was the star of the Open Space Pace at  Freehold Raceway on Sept. 15.

The Open Space Pace is a nonprofit organization with a mission to celebrate the horse, New Jersey’s official state animal, and to promote open space in the nation’s most densely populated state. The Open Space Pace raises funds in support of ...

Irad Ortiz, Jr. Rides To 2,000th Career Win

ELMONT, N.Y. — Jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr. added to an impressive month when he notched his 2,000th career victory on Sept. 15 at Belmont Park. The 26-year-old piloted Gambler's Fallacy (No. 8) to the winner's circle in the sixth race, a 1 1/16-mile allowance on the inner turf, giving him his second straight win on the day and the 1,910th in the continental United States, along with 90 ...

Survey Aims To Analyze Participation In Pennsylvania Racing Industry

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania’s State Horse Racing Commission has partnered with Delaware Valley University to conduct an economic impact study to analyze the current status of the industry.

Standardbred and Thoroughbred stakeholders are encouraged to take the survey, which only takes a few minutes. The Commission hopes to bring attention to how the equine breeding and horse ...

Woodside Charm Smashes Record For 2-Year-Old Filly Trotters At Saratoga

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — Woodside Charm shattered the North American record for 2-year-old trotting fillies at Saratoga Casino Hotel on Sept. 13.

Woodside Charm and trainer-driver Verlin Yoder turned in a scintillating 1:53.4 mile on Thursday at Saratoga Casino Hotel.

Drawing the rail in the $81,750 New York Sire Stakes event, Woodside Charm brought a three-for-three lifetime record ...

The Jockey Club Elects Six New Members

NEW YORK, N.Y. — The Jockey Club recently elected six new members: Craig Bandoroff, Michael Del Giudice, Staci Hancock, James Lawson, Maria Niarchos-Gouazé, and Ogden Phipps II.

Craig Bandoroff owns Denali Stud, which he founded in 1990. Denali is one of the nation’s leading consignors, and the farm has sold horses such as Animal Kingdom, Uncle Mo, Real Quiet, and Champagne ...

Millionaire, Southern Allie Pacing To A Different Claim To Fame

CHESTER, Pa. — What race horse trainer would not love to have a million dollar earner in their barn? Recently, it appears several people want a particular one named Southern Allie. 

When one is racing in races where the purse is $500,000 or $1 million each, it doesn't take long for a top horse to become a millionaire. Southern Allie did it the hard ...

Julie Krone Bronze Gifted To The National Museum of Racing

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — A bronze sculpture of Hall of Fame jockey Julie Krone, the first woman elected to the Hall of Fame, has been gifted to the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame by Krone, artist Linda Stinson and her husband, Michael.

Currently on display in the Museum’s Sculpture Gallery, the bronze by Stinson is now part of the Museum’s permanent collection.

Racing Roundup: Mind Control Wins Hopeful & More From The Spa & Parx

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — With Hall of Fame rider John Velazquez in the saddle for Red Oak Stables and Madaket Stables’, Mind Control took the lead early and stayed on to win Saratoga's $350,000, Grade 1 Hopeful Stakes on closing day.

Shortly after the bell, Mind Control was hooked by Nitrous and Ricardo Santana, Jr. Those two raced together until the field of eight 2-year-old ...

Baffert Enshrined In Saratoga's Walk Of Fame

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) welcomed four-time Eclipse Award-winning and two-time Triple Crown-winning trainer Bob Baffert to the Walk of Fame at Saratoga Race Course on Aug. 24.

The Walk of Fame, which opened in 2015, honors and showcases the achievements of those who have made significant contributions to the sport of thoroughbred racing. The ...

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