Steeplechase Horseman, Eugene E. Weymouth Passes Away

June 16, 2018

KENNETT SQUARE, Pa. — Eugene E. Weymouth, a Steeplechase horseman who was prominent in the sport for decades died June 11 at age 85. He had been in poor health.

Weymouth was born into the sport. He was the son of owner George Tyler Weymouth and was the name sake of his grandfather, Eugene Eleuthere duPont.

His late younger brother, George (Frolic) Weymouth was the founder of the ...

Sports Betting Is Off And Running in New Jersey

OCEANPORT, NJ — Governor Phil Murphy officially ushered in sports betting in New Jersey when he made the initial wager at Monmouth Park  on June 14.

Governor Murphy, an avid soccer fan who has called ESPN’s “Sportscenter” his favorite show, placed the first bet  — $20 on Germany to win the World Cup. He also bet $20 on the N.J. Devils to ...

New Jersey Governor Signs Sports Betting Legislation

TRENTON, NJ — Operators of Monmouth Park and other race tracks have been champing at the bit to start accepting bets on sports other than its own horse racing.

The track is one step closer to doing so as on June 11, Governor Phil Murphy signed Assembly Bill 4111, allowing sports betting at New Jersey casinos and racetracks for certain professional and collegiate sports or athletic ...

Could Monmouth Park's Haskell Invitational Be On Justify's Agenda?

ELMONT, N.Y. — Triple Crown winner Justify came out of his stall to meet the media bright and bouncing on the morning after his gate-to-wire win in the 150th running of the Belmont Stakes.

When asked to assess his colt's win, Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert reported, “We were watching replays of the race. He could have gone around again.”

The brilliantly colored ...

See Justify's Triple Crown Journey In Photos & Video

ELMONT, N.Y. — Justify proved he is a true champion when he made every pole a winning one in the 150th running of the Belmont Stakes, the third leg of Thoroughbred Racing's Triple Crown.

The 3-year-old son of Scat Daddy from the Ghostzapper mare Stage Magic defeated nine rivals in the mile and half “Test of Champions” that offered not only $1.5 million but the mantle of ...

Pa.-Bred Wins Woodford Reserve Manhattan Stakes From Post 13

ELMONT, N.Y. — Spring Quality, a home-bred for the Augustin Stable of George Strawbridge, Jr. of Cochranville, Pa., stormed home to win the 117th running of the Woodford Reserve Manhattan Stakes on Belmont Day.

With Edgar Prado aboard the 6-year-old Pennsylvania-bred son of Quality Road from the Deputy Minister mare Spring Star, the Graham Motion trainee took the measure of 12 rivals in ...

Abel Tasman, Monomoy Girl Among Winners On Belmont Stakes Day

ELMONT, N.Y. — In addition to the hallowed Belmont Stakes, the NYRA offered an all-star stakes card on June 9.

Here's a look:

Abel Tasman, the 2017 Eclipse Award winning 3-year-old filly, took the Grade I Ogden Phipps Stakes handily when she went to the lead passing the five furlong pole and went on to win handily. She defeated five rivals and stepped the mile and a ...

Justify Becomes 13th Thoroughbred Triple Crown Winner

ELMONT, N.Y. — Justify become Thoroughbred racing’s 13th Triple Crown winner by winning the Belmont Stakes on June, 9, 2018.

Of note:

The chestnut colt is only the second Triple Crown champion to be undefeated

Trainer Bob Baffert is only the second trainer to win two Triple Crowns, having won with American Pharoah in 2015.

Mike Smith is the oldest rider to win a ...

Veteran Monmouth Park Horse Trainer Joe Pierce, Jr. Dies At Age 90

OCEANPORT, N.J. — Joe Pierce, Jr., a fixture in the Monmouth Park training ranks since the late 1960s, died Thursday, June 7, 2018 following a lengthy illness. He was 90 years old.

The son of a trainer, Pierce took out his training license in 1956 and saddled 2,256 winners with earnings of $36,363,939 during a distinguished career. Among his stakes winners were Friendly Lover, one of ...

Connections of Triple Crown Contender Justify Pledge to Support New Vocations

ELMONT, N.Y. — Justify arrived at Belmont Park on June 6 in advance of his bid to become racing's 13th Triple Crown winner  in the 150th running of the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets on June 9.

A day earlier, New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program announced that all five of Justify’s owning connections, as well as trainer Bob Baffert and ...

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Equine Events June 2018 Onward

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Horse Care Workshops at Lord Stirling Start June 23

June 17, 2018

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. — Somerset County Park Commission Lord Stirling Stable is offering Horse Care Workshop 101 for adults and youth seeking to gain experience and confidence around horses through a combination of non-riding activities and hands-on practice.

Horse Care Workshop 101 will be held at Lord Stirling Stable, 256 South Maple Avenue in Basking Ridge, NJ beginning Saturday June ...

Hampton Classic Prizelist Available

BRIDGEHAMPTON, N.Y. — The Hampton Classic is set to run Aug. 26 through Sunday, Sept. 2.

The 2018 Prize list is now available at

A new online entry system is available directly through The Hampton Classic website.

Grandstand tickets for Grand Prix Sunday are also now on sale.

Information on advertising in the program is also available online or contact ...

Penn National Revises Green Hunter 3' and 3'3" Acceptance Policy

HARRISBURG, Pa. — After much debate and numerous exhibitor requests, the Pennsylvania National Horse Show (PNHS) announced it is going to maintain its previous policy regarding the acceptance of entries into the 3' and 3'3" "Green Hunter" divisions for the 2018 horse show.

On May 23, 2018, the PNHS announced the 3' and 3'3" Green Hunter entries would ...

MARS Essex Horse Trials Offers Top Equestrian Competition and Family Weekend in the Country 

FAR HILLS, N.J. — Whether you're an eventing enthusiast, just love horses, or are looking to spend an enjoyable early summer day in New Jersey's beautiful countryside, the Mars Essex Horse Trials offers all of the above in one of the most breathtaking settings in the state.

The Mars Essex Horse Trials returns with premier equestrian competition and a weekend of outdoor ...