Horses Top Stories

March 3, 2019

WELLINGTON, Fla. — In the 18-year history of the Nations Cup at the Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF), there had only been one jump-off to determine the gold medal. On Saturday, March 2, another jump-off took place and garnered the United States of America their seventh victory in the history of the ...

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NEW YORK, N.Y. — The court again ruled in favor of the city regarding a new rule setting where carriage horses wait for passengers. On Jan. 4, the city Department of Transportation adopted a rule that moved the horses from Central Park South and Grand Army Plaza to three locations inside of ...

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COCHRANTAN, Pa. — A 30-year-old daughter of Secretariat is ready to come home to Bright Futures Farm but she could use a little help with her cab fare. 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 ...

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NEW YORK, N.Y. — The issue of where carriage horses wait for passengers will be back in court on March 1. Meanwhile, a proposed rule that would prevent them from working when the heat index — not the actual temperature — hits 90 has been introduced in city council. On Jan. 4, the city Department ...

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Beginning Friday, March 1, purses at the Big M — thanks to the recent purse subsidy legislation signed into law by Gov. Phil Murphy — will get a $40,000 per-card boost. Purses will get another $40,000 jolt on March 29. In recent years, the Big M has experienced a lull ...

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ORLANDO, Fla. — Pennsylvania-bred, McWicked was named Horse of the Year, at the U.S. Harness Writers Association’s Dan Patch Award banquet at Rosen Shingle Creek on Feb. 24. The 7-year-old horse bested pacing mare Shartin N, 86-27, to claim the trophy. Atlanta, who was named Trotter of the Year, ...

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TRENTON, N.J. — A bill regarding the sale of horses at auction, has passed both houses in the New Jersey legislature. The Senate version passed that body by a vote of 33-0 in July, 2018. Then the Assembly released an identical version from committee in late January. On Feb. 25, the measure ...

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WACO, Texas – Local riders continue to do well for their teams in National Collegiate Equestrian Association action. Madison Day, of Brick, N.J. scored twice as No. 5 Baylor equestrian (6-3, 2-1 Big 12) clinched a 11-8 home win over No. 7 Georgia (3-5, 2-2 SEC) on Feb. 23 at the Willis Family ...

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STONE TAVERN, N.J. — The 17th annual Jersey Fresh International Three-Day Event (JFI) will take place May 8 to 12, at the Horse Park of New Jersey. Over the years, JFI has helped determine both United States’ and Canadian World Equestrian Games and Pan Am Games Teams. In 2018 the event was a ...

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LOUISEVILLE, Ky. — Several tri-state area women are in the running to march in the 11th annual Survivors Parade before the Kentucky Oaks Day, on Friday, May 3. The Survivors Parade is a march of breast and ovarian cancer survivors, which takes place on Churchill Downs’ historic racetrack.

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WELLINGTON, Fla. — Jessica Springsteen was named the Martha Jolicoeur Leading Lady Rider Award winner on Saturday, Feb. 23, during CSI5* week, the seventh week of competition at the 12-week Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) in Wellington, Fla. "It's really exciting to be named Leading Lady!” said ...

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SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — Comme Chez Soi, an 8-year-old mare owned by Old Tavern Farm, delivered a filly by Malibu Moon at 1 a.m. on Feb. 23 as part of the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame’s Foal Patrol Season 2. The foaling occurred nine days after the expected date, but the delivery ...

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NEW YORK, N.Y. — The ASPCA (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) has opened registration for its annual Help a Horse Home: ASPCA Equine Adoption Challenge. The nationwide competition for equine rescues, shelters, and sanctuaries is designed to increase adoptions of equines ...

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DEVON, Pa. — Anne Gribbons has joined the Board of Directors of Dressage at Devon (DAD), announced DAD President, Lori Kaminski. “Dressage at Devon is an historic show with strong traditions,” said Gribbons. “Riding down the centerline at Devon is a wonderful memory for many top riders and a ...

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