Horses

March 23, 2019

LEXINGTON, Ky. — The U.S. Hunter Jumper Association opened applications for more than 50 Zone grants and scholarships, offering over $90,000 in funding to support members’ aspirations. Each USHJA Zone Committee establishes grants and scholarships that support the needs of members in their area.

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Filly by First Dude is latest in National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame’s Foal Patrol Season 2 OCALA, Fla. — Starr Bear, a 5-year-old mare owned by Don Dizney’s Double Diamond Farm, delivered a filly by First Dude at 9:50 p.m. on March 18 as part of the National Museum of Racing and Hall of ...

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CREAM RIDGE, N.J. — Trial Victory, a 27-year-old son of Valley Victory, now has a home to live out his last few years. In February, the Standardbred Retirement Foundation (SRF) was made aware the elderly stallion was in a “kill pen” in Tennessee, and was about to be shipped for ...

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Colic (gastrointestinal diseases) is considered by both equine veterinarians and horse owners as the most important equine health care problem in need of more answers, according to the results of research surveys conducted in partnership by the American Association of Equine ...

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OZONE PARK, N.Y. — A half-century ago, Barbara Jo Rubin became the first female jockey to win a race in the Empire State, drawing national attention after piloting Bravy Galaxy to victory in front of a packed grandstand at Aqueduct Racetrack. Rubin, who will be honored with a winner's circle ...

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BORDENTOWN, N.J. — Nearly two dozen 4-H members from across the state competed in the New Jersey State 4-H Equine Presentations contest at the Rutgers Eco-Complex on March 17. The contest determines who is eligible to represent New Jersey at the Eastern National 4-H Roundup which brings 26 ...

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LEXINGTON, Ky. — Meg Sleeper, of Frenchtown, N.J., was appointed to the Endurance Sport Committee (ESC) by US Equestrian (USEF). Areas of focus for the ESC include clearly defining pathways for athletes within the sport, growing the sport of endurance within the U.S., and building a strong base ...

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WELLINGTON, Fla.— Samantha Cohen, 18, of New York City won the first grand pirix of her career on the final day of week 9 of the 2019 Winter Equestrian Festival. Cohen and Carmen won the $50,000 Griffis Residential Grand Prix CSI 2*. Forty-five entries lined up for the chance to be named the ...

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Horseracing Integrity Act of 2019, has been introduced by U.S. Reps. Paul Tonko (D-NY) and Andy Barr (R-KY). The bill, designated as H.R. 1754, would create a private, independent horse racing anti-doping authority, the Horseracing Anti-Doping and Medication Control ...

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OZONE PARK, N.Y. — Three Diamond Farm's Do Share ran down three horses with a strong stretch-drive surge, clearing away for an impressive 6 1/2-length win in the 44th running of the Grade 3, $200,000 Tom Fool Handicap for 4-year-olds and up on Gotham Day, March 9 at Aqueduct Racetrack. The ...

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COCHRANTAN, Pa. — A 30-year-old daughter of Secretariat is settling in at Bright Futures Farm. Trusted Company was born on Valentine’s Day 1989 at Stone Ridge Farm in New York. Her race career was nothing like her famous father’s, in fact she only ran once and only beat two other horses in a ...

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YONKERS, N.Y. — Say this much for Dan Dube…he appreciates timing. Approaching his latest driving milestone for a while, Dube coordinated it just right, stylishly winning the March 16 opener of Yonkers Raceway’s George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series. His open-length romp with favored ...

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BRIDGEHAMPTON, N.Y. — The Hampton Classic Horse Show, one of the country’s biggest and most prestigious equestrian events, has joined forces with Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows to offer a new $5,000 Mane ‘n Tail Hunter Rider Challenge.  A $5,000 cash prize will be awarded to the rider who ...

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HOLLAND TWP., N.J. — Emma Scheier, 13, of Holland Township earned several awards in the Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.), which encourages the retraining of Thoroughbreds into other disciplines upon completion of careers in racing or breeding. Her horse’s registered name is ...

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LEXINGTON, Ky. — USA Equestrian Trust is now accepting proposals from IRS-registered equine non-profit organizations for its 2019 grants program. To submit an application, visit www.trusthorses.org and complete the online form. Any organization applying must submit copies of its IRS non-profit ...

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CREAM RIDGE, N.J. — The Standardbred Retirement Foundation (SRF), operating since 1989, compiled its data on the number of homes an adopted horse needed, based on the information it has collected from 1992-March 11, 2019. The number of horses this data is based on is 1,692. 1 Home       ...

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STONE TAVERN, N.J. — Tickets are now available for the Horse Park of New Jersey’s 50/50 raffle. Proceeds will benefit the Jersey Fresh International Three-Day Event to be held May 8 through 12. Call or e-mail to purchase tickets: 609-259-0170, horseparkonj@aol.com or buy tickets at the ...

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WACO, Texas — The No. 1 Auburn equestrian team did something no other program has done in the modern history of the sport. The Tigers put together an undefeated regular season as the squad topped rival and No. 7 Georgia, 17-3, at the Auburn University Equestrian Center on March 8. The win moved ...

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — On Saturday, March 16 the Meadowlands will host its Last Chance WHHC Qualifier. Two spots are up for grabs in the $200 Qualifier ($100 entry plus a $100 real-money bankroll). The format requires players to make $10 Win, Place, Show or any combination WPS bets on 10 ...

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ALBANY, N.Y. — The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets is advising owners, boarders and riders to watch their horses closely for signs of Equine Herpes Virus Type 1 (EHV-1) after several cases of the virus were confirmed in horses boarded in Canton, St. Lawrence County and Geneseo, ...

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For more than three decades, the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) has led the nation in observing Brain Injury Awareness Month by conducting an engaging public awareness campaign in March of each year. Traumatic brain injuries are common in equestrian sports. One of the highest profile ...

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My Horse University and Equine Land Conservation Resources to Co-Host Trails Webinar LEXINGTON, Ky. — My Horse University and Equine Land Conservation Resource will co-host a free webinar on March 19, at 7 p.m. entitled “How They Did It: Dealing with Opposition to Equestrian Trails,” presented ...

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KENNETT SQUARE, Pa. — More than 1.2 million people tuned in to a webcam to watch April the Giraffe give birth at a New York zoo in 2017. Mark Reid, owner of Walnut Green Farm 40 miles west of Philadelphia in Chester County, Pa., plans to capture at least some of that same excitement with a webcam ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — Come visit the 2019 Rutgers University Teaching Herd (RUTH) at a ‘Meet-n-Greet’ on March 30. The herd includes ‘foster’ horses from rescues which will be available for adoption at the end of the semester. Students are working with the horses and will show them on Ag Field ...

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WELLINGTON, Fla. — Alanna Flax-Clark and El Paso, her 15-year-old Dutch Riding gelding by Elegant, won the FEI Para Individual Champ Test Grade II – CPEDI 3* with a score of 65.294% during week 9 of the Adequan® Global Dressage Festival (AGDF) on March 9. Grade II is for riders who mainly use ...

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OZONE PARK, N.Y. — New York-bred Espresso Shot rallied from near the back of the pack to earn a three-quarter length score in Saturday's $250,000 Busher Invitational to close out a lucrative Gotham Day card at Aqueduct Racetrack. Trained by Jorge Abreu for owners NY Final Furlong Racing Stable, ...

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OZONE PARK, N.Y. — Following a win in his stakes debut, Shadwell Stable's Haikal proved he could handle a step up in class, making a strong rally from the outside in the final furlong to run down three competitors and post a one-length win in the Grade 3, $300,000 Gotham for 3-year-olds as part of ...

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NEWTON, N.J. — The Sussex County St Patrick's Day parade is set to take place on Saturday, March 16 in Newton. Equestrians are invited to join the New Jersey Quarter Horse Association with or without horses of any breed. Parking for trailers is at the corner of South Park Drive and Route 206 ...

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The Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation announced today that John C. “Jack” Oxley, a longtime Thoroughbred owner and supporter of Grayson, will be presented with the Dinny Phipps Award at a celebration of The Jockey Club’s 125th anniversary in New York City on Thursday, June 6. Earle Mack, ...

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LEXINGTON, Ky. — Sara Langsam, VMD, of Garden City, N.Y. is one of two veterinarians dedicated to caring for Thoroughbred racehorses that have joined the American Association of Equine Practitioners’ On Call program. On Call is a media-assistance program that provides timely health updates on ...

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