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Despite Battling Brain Tumor, Race Caller Is Back In The Booth

December 11, 2018

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Despite battling a brain tumor, Larry Lederman was on the microphone at the Meadowlands on Dec. 6 as the track kicked off its “Borrow Ken’s Binoculars” Thursdays as guest announcer.

It was a great night for Lederman – and for the fans who love his style – given the fact that he has been battling a brain tumor for some time now. He had ...

Take A Wish Is New Jersey Sires Stakes Horse Of The Year

TRENTON, N.J. — Take A Wish has been named the New Jersey Sire Stakes Horse of the Year for 2018.

The award, which is voted annually by the New Jersey Sire Stakes Board of Trustees, is based solely on performances in races for New Jersey-sired horses, including NJSS-sponsored races and other major stakes for New Jersey-sired or bred horses.

Take A Wish, is a daughter of Wishing Stone, ...

Viva Sheila Join's Roster Of Foal Patrol Season 2

HYDE PARK, N.Y. — Viva Sheila, a 4-year-old bay mare owned by Lady Sheila Stable and Edition Farm who resides at Edition Farm in Hyde Park, N.Y., will be on the roster of featured horses for the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame’s Foal Patrol Season 2, which will debut online Dec. 28 at

The first season of Foal Patrol, a one-of-a-kind collection of live ...

NJRC Seek Comments On Proposed Sports Wagering Rules

TRENTON, N.J. — The New Jersey Racing Commission is accepting comments on proposed rules regarding sports wagering at racetracks and former racetracks in New Jersey.

On June 11, Gov. Phil Murphy signed Assembly Bill 4111, allowing sports betting at New Jersey casinos and racetracks for certain professional and collegiate sports or athletic events. On June 13, The New Jersey Racing ...

Hambletonian Society's Moira Fanning Honored For Leadership In Harness Racing

MONTICELLO, N.Y. — Name a committee, executive board or organization in all of harness racing, and chances are that Moira Fanning has served on it — well. In fact, her name has become synonymous with getting the job done in the Standardbred sport.

On Dec. 2, United States Harness Writer’s Association’s Monticello-Goshen Chapter presented Fanning with its ...

Positive Spirit Wins $250,000 Demoiselle by 10 ½ Lengths, Earns 10 Derby Oaks Points

OZONE PARK, N.Y. — Trainer Rodolphe Brisset's Positive Spirit kicked off the stakes action on Cigar Mile Day at Aqueduct Racetrack in style, taking the Grade 2, $250,000 Demoiselle by 10 ½ lengths over a field of six other 2-year-old fillies, in the process stamping herself as a filly to watch in the lead up to next year's Grade 1 Kentucky Oaks.

Owned by Michael Ryan, ...

Road To The Derby: Maximus Mischief Wins Remsen Stakes At Aqueduct

OZONE PARK, N.Y. — Cash is King Stable and LC Racing's Maximus Mischief handled the step up to stakes company and stretch out in distance in impressive fashion, battling for the lead while still holding plenty in reserve to outkick post-time favorite Network Effect in the stretch to win the 105th running of the Grade 2, $250,000 Remsen for juveniles as part of the Cigar Mile Day card on ...

Jockey John Velazquez Registers 6,000th Career Win

OZONE PARK, N.Y. — Jockey John Velazquez earned his 6,000th career North American victory, piloting Singapore Trader to victory in Race 5 on Friday at Aqueduct Racetrack.

Velazquez is just the 18th jockey to reach the milestone and one of just four active riders in the exclusive club, joining fellow Hall of Famer Edgar Prado along with Mario Pino and Perry Wayne Ouzts.

Over a 28-year ...

Kimelman, Vazquez To Join Harness Horse Youth Foundation Board

SUDLERSVILLE, Md. — The Harness Horse Youth Foundation continues its efforts to utilize forward-thinking individuals as trustees of its 15-member board. In recent trustee elections, joining incumbents Adam Bowden, Corey Callahan, and Allison Conte will be Olivia Kimelman of Gardiner, N.Y. and Caroline Vazquez of Wellsville, Pa.

Kimelman brings a depth of HHYF understanding which can ...

Standardbred Retirement Foundation Seeks Donations Of Breedings

CREAM RIDGE, N.J. — For 29 years the most important annual fundraiser for the Standardbred Retirement Foundation's (SRF) is the donation, and sale of breedings.

Dedicated to Standardbreds exclusively, SRF has 400 trotters and pacers under its care and expense in need of homes; nearly 350% more than any other organization, and prides itself on securing homes for life so no adopted ...

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