Horses Top Stories

September 22, 2018

BENSALEM, Pa. — McKinzie made his East coast debut a winning one in the 39th Running of the Grade 1, $1 million Pennsylvania Derby at Parx Racing. The Pa. Derby is the final stop for the 3-year-old division before they move on to the Breeders' Cup on Nov. 3 at Churchill Downs. McKinzie was ...

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ELMONT, N.Y. — Rosbrian Farm and Meadow Run Farm's Zanjabeel stayed off the speed and gained command in the flat portion of the race, fending off Hinterland's late challenge to win the 10th running of the Grade 1, $175,000 Lonesome Glory on Sept. 19 at Belmont Park in the fall meet's steeplechase ...

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TRENTON, N.J. — A 12-year-old gelding in Gloucester County is the fifth reported case in New Jersey for 2018 of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), a serious, mosquito-borne illness in horses.  The horse had not been vaccinated against EEE in 2018 and was euthanized on Sept. 13, 2018.  EEE ...

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NEW YORK, N.Y. — A public hearing will be held on Oct. 3 regarding a proposed new rule that would apply to the horse drawn carriages that operate in Central Park. The New York City Department of Transportation is proposing a change to where the horses await passengers, according to a public ...

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CREAM RIDGE, N.J. — The Standardbred Retirement Foundation (SRF) is offering an adoption special through Oct. 15, 2018. The fee for all horses is $350 and companion horses have no fee at all.   There are more than 100 to choose from, most are not on the SRF website yet because they come and ...

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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 ...

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WACO, Texas — Auburn University will kick off the 2018-19 The National Collegiate Equestrian Association on season ranked No. 1 in the preseason national team rankings, as determined by the NCEA Selection Committee. The 2018-19 collegiate equestrian season officially begins on Thursday, Sept.

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UNIONVILLE, Pa. — On Sunday, Sept. 23, the on-track and off-track worlds will come together as 16 celebrities from various sectors of Thoroughbred racing will compete in the show jumping arena for the second annual Real Rider Cup at the Plantation Field International Horse Trials in Unionville, ...

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LIBERTY TWP., N.J. — A horse that was found wandering in the township on Sept. 8 has has been reunited with his owner. The black gelding had no halter on and nothing to help identify him. He was taken in by Keith Klinger, who found him on Danville Mountain Road at about 11:30 that ...

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SAUGERTIES, N.Y. — A field of 20 set out on Sept. 11 in the NCEA Junior Hunt Seat Medal Finals East with Kierstin Antoniadis coming out on top. The NCEA Junior Hunt Seat Medal Finals were developed for athletes interested in competing on intercollegiate team during their college career. The ...

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NEW YORK, N.Y. — Police horses and carriage horses were not the only equines in New York City on Sept. 15 — several riders on horses in western saddles took an extended tour of the Big Apple to raise awareness about suicide among veterans. BraveHearts, based in Illinois, took 10 veterans, a gold ...

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LEXINGTON, Ky. — As Hurricane Florence makes landfall in the eastern Carolinas, the AAEP Foundation is accepting charitable contributions from individuals and industry organizations in support of its Equine Disaster Relief Fund. Just as was done in 2017 during hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, ...

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  THREE BRIDGES, N.J. — Anticipation..... It's been three months since it was determined that Edith the donkey was expecting. As of the morning of Sept. 17, the stork had yet to arrive.  Donkeys, Edith and her daughter, Gloria were a gift to Christiana Capra, founder and director of ...

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ASBURY, N.J. — The College Preparatory Invitational (CPI) New Jersey was held Sept. 15 and 16 at The Ridge, Asbury, N.J. USHJA President Mary Babick judged the horse show on Sept. 16. The day before, young riders learned from Olympian Nona Garson, who owns The Ridge. There was also a college ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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DEVON-BERWYN, Pa. — Dressage at Devon (DAD) (www.dressageatdevon.org) announced that Lisa Schmidt, founder of Adult Amateur Dressage Access) (AADA) (www.aadressageaccess.com), will present at DAD on Saturday, Sept. 29, in the picnic area near the Pub. She will provide insights and tips targeted to ...

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TRENTON, N.J. — A 10-year old Burlington County mare is the first reported case of West Nile Virus (WNV) and an Ocean County gelding is the fourth reported case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), each serious, mosquito-borne illnesses in horses, in New Jersey for 2018. Neither horse had been ...

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Olympian Joe Fargis and Stable Manager Anne Thornbury to lead session at The University of Findlay FINDLAY, Ohio — Two local riders and one stable manager have been invited to the U.S. Hunter Jumper Association 10th annual Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund/USHJA Emerging Athletes Program National ...

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SAUGERTIES, N.Y. —The New York State Horse Council is celebrating its 50th anniversary and will hold its annual meeting at HITS-on-the-Hudson on Sept. 15. The HITS showgrounds are located at 454 Washington Avenue Extension, Saugerties, N.Y. 12477. The meeting will be held ringside in the VIP ...

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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 ...

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) named IEA Coach and AQHA Professional Horseman, Tammy Braham to the position of Western Zone Administrator. Hailing from the Grove City, Pa. area, Braham brings more than 35 years of experience as a horse trainer and equestrian ...

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TRENTON, N.J. — A 7-year-old horse in Monmouth County is the third reported case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), a serious, mosquito-borne illness in horses, in New Jersey for 2018. The horse had not been vaccinated against EEE in 2018 and was euthanized on Sept. 4, according to a ...

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LIBERTY TWP., N.J. — The owner of a horse that was found wandering in the township on Sept. 8 has yet to come forward. The black gelding appears to be in good health but had no halter on and nothing to help identify him. He was taken in by Keith Klinger, who found him on Danville Mountain Road ...

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LEXINGTON, Ky. — Devin Ryan of Long Valley, N.J. and McLain Ward, of Brewster, N.J. are among the definite entries for the NetJets U.S. Jumping Team for the FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) Tryon 2018. Led by Chef d’Equipe Robert Ridland, the show jumping competition kicks off on Sept. 19 and ...

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GRANTVILLE, Pa. — CANTER-Pennsylvania (CPA) will name three recipients for its annual training and educational scholarship program created to honor the memory of Becky Julian, an educator and Thoroughbred advocate. The scholarships of $500 each are to be used for training purposes only such as ...

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HARRISBURG, Pa. — Olympic medalist Leslie Burr Howard and the late Jack Stedding, a renowned trainer, will be inducted into the Pennsylvania National Horse Show Hall of Fame at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show (PNHS). The special induction ceremony will take place on Saturday evening, Oct.

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LOGAN TWP., N.J. — Morgan Puglisi was crowned the New Jersey State 4-H Equestrian of the Year on Aug. 24. The Equestrian of the Year contest is an ambassador program that encourages 4‑Hers to become well-rounded individuals with a comprehensive background in the horse field. Emphasis is placed ...

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