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Foal Patrol: It’s A Girl For Starr Bear

March 23, 2019

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 Fame’s Foal Patrol Season 2.

The delivery, which took place 16 days after ...

50 Years After First Win in New York, Jockey Barbara Jo Rubin To Be Honored At Aqueduct

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 presentation at Aqueduct Racetrack on Saturday, April 6, Wood Memorial Day, to commemorate ...

Horseracing Integrity Act of 2019 Introduced In Congress

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 Authority, responsible for developing and administering a nationwide anti-doping and medication ...

Jockey Wins First Stakes, Graduates From Apprentice To Journeyman

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 6-year-old Candy Ride gelding earned his first trip to the winner's circle since 2017, ...

Harness Driver, Daniel Dube Wins 9,000th Race

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 Western Fame ($4.40) not only served as the 9,000th win of his career, but threw down ...

Meadowlands To Hold WHHC Last Chance Qualifier

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 Meadowlands races of their choice. Players can wager more than $10 a race if they desire. Players can ...

Watch Live As Mares Give Birth On Pennsylvania Farm

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 that follows the birth of foals.

The 24/7, live video feed can be viewed via ...

Derby Oaks Dreaming: N.Y.-Bred Espresso Shot Wins Busher Invitational

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, Maspeth Stables and Parkland Thoroughbreds, Espresso Shot arrived at the Busher, which ...

Derby Dreaming: Haikal Earns 50 Points For Gotham Win

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 a stakes-filled card at Aqueduct Racetrack on March 9.

The 67th running of the ...

John C. Oxley to Receive Dinny Phipps Award

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, an active participant in Thoroughbred racing and breeding for more than five ...

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