Reid Promoted By National Steeplechase Association

February 23, 2018

Courtney C. Reid, a member of the National Steeplechase Association headquarters team since November 2015, has been promoted to Manager of Racing Operations.

NSA President Guy Torsilieri announced the promotion saying, “In a short period, Courtney has become a very important asset to the NSA and steeplechasing. She is extraordinarily competent, a very quick study and has brought much ...

Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred Championships Return After 17 Years

A cooperative effort among the Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association chapters In New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland and the Pennsylvania Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association has brought about revival of the Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred Championships (MATCH) after an absence of 17 years.

According to Alan Foreman, the CEO of the Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association, “The ...

Davis Wins 6 Races In One Day At Aqueduct

Journeyman jockey Dylan Davis became the winter riding star at Aqueduct when he won six races on the Feb. 18 card, five of those in succession, and took the lead in the jockey standings with 30 wins for the season.

The son of former rider Robbie Davis became the first rider to win six on a card in New York since Hall of Fame rider Javier Castellano posted that number on Nov. 9, 2013 at the Big ...

Ms. Locust Point Wins Barbara Fritchie; Derby Qualifiers & More

Ms. Locust Point went to the front at once and stayed there to win her first graded stakes race and her fourth race in succession when she flew through the snow flakes in Laurel Park's $300,000, Grade 2 Barbara Fritchie Stakes on Feb. 17.

Racing in the colors of Chuck Zacney's Cash Is King Stables and partner Jim Reichenberg, the 4-year-old daughter of Dialed In from the First Samurai ...

Racing Roundup: It's A Girl!; Contests Set & More

It's A Girl For Stopchargingmaria

VERSAILLES, Ky. — Stopchargingmaria, an Eclipse Award-winning mare at Three Chimneys Farm in Versailles, Ky., delivered a filly by Pioneer of the Nile on Feb. 2 to become the second mare participating in the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame’s Foal Patrol to give birth in 2018. Both the mare and foal are doing well. This is ...

Trottin' & Pacin': Harness Racing News Roundup

Meadowlands to Hold Qualifier for World Harness Handicapping Championship

Four spots are up for grabs Saturday, Feb. 17 in Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment’s $400 February Qualifier. The qualifier has a $400 total fee ($200 entry plus a $200 real-money bankroll). The format requires players to bet a minimum of $20 Win, Place, Show or WPS wagers on 10 Meadowlands races. Players can ...

Racing Roundup: action From Aqueduct, Santa Anita, Tampa Bay & More

At ceremonies in Florida last month, Unique Bella's connections received the Eclipse Award as the filly sprinter of the year.

On Feb. 10, the daughter of Tapit from the Unbridled Song mare Unbridled Belle who was bred at Mrs. Maxwell Moran's Brushwood Stable at Malvern, Pa., showed she is more than a sprinter and may soon be a possible opponent for the colts and horses in major stake ...

Steeplechasing: Rawnaq Tops NSA's 2018 Ratings

AIKEN, S.C. — Steeplechase racing starts Saturday, March 24 at Aiken, S.C.

Owners, trainers and 'chasing fans received their first look at where their horses stand in the grand scheme of things when the National Steeplechase Association released the first official ratings for the 2018 racing season.

Irvin S. Naylor's Rawnaq, the 2016 Eclipse Award winner who was ...

Derby Dreaming: Avery Island, Audible, Lombo Earn Qualifying Points

When the folks at Godolphin go looking for a jockey to ride Avery Island in the Kentucky Derby on May 5, they need look no farther than Joe Bravo.

The Monmouth County, N.J. born and raised rider was aboard Avery Island for the $250,000, Grade 3 Withers at Aqueduct on Feb. 3.

At the conclusion of the mile and a furlong race around two turns, the home bred son of Street Sense from the ...

Monmouth Park Announces Stakes Racing Schedule

When Monmouth Park opens its 73rd race meeting on May 5 — Kentucky Derby Day — both racing fans and horsemen are in for some exciting innovations during the 52 days of live racing.

The $1 million, Grade 1 Haskell Invitational again is the headliner. The mile and a furlong classic will be run July 29 along with four other graded events.

Red ...

Equestrian Events, February 2018 onward

Dates listed for New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania, to list your dates e-mail

Feb. 23 — Hearts for Horses Fundraiser to Benefit Special People United to Ride, Inc.’s Scholarship Fund. 6:30 p.m. at On the Deck Restaurant and Bar, 10 Simon Lake Drive, Atlantic Highlands, N.J. 07716, live music and a 50/50 raffle. Food will be available for purchase. Tickets can ...

Upcoming Events

Sun, February 25

Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: Volunteer Art Show!

Arts & Entertainment Green

Sun, February 25

Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: Volunteer Art Show!

Arts & Entertainment Green

Sun, February 25

Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: Volunteer Art Show!

Arts & Entertainment Green

American Horse Council To Announce Study Results on Feb. 28

February 24, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Horse Council Foundation (AHCF) will announce that the results of its 2017 Economic Impact Study on Feb. 28 at a reception with the Congressional Horse Caucus on Capitol Hill.

 “We know that the industry has been eagerly awaiting the results of this study,” said AHC President Julie Broadway. “We are pleased to be able to hold this ...

Hearts for Horses Fundraiser on Feb. 23 benefits SPUR

Come in from the cold and join Special People United to Ride, Inc. (SPUR) at its Hearts for Horses Fundraiser on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.

All proceeds will benefit the SPUR Scholarship Fund. The event will be hosted by On the Deck Restaurant and Bar and will feature live music and a 50/50 raffle. Food will be available for purchase.

Tickets can be obtained for $25 at ...

Author Donates Portion Of Sales To Equestrian Aid Foundation

WELLINGTON, Fla. — Author Shane Ledyard will donate a portion of the paperback sales of his latest book, “Sycamore Whispers,” to the Equestrian Aid Foundation through February.

Equestrian Aid Foundation provides financial assistance to horse people from all corners of the U.S. equestrian world who are facing catastrophic injury or illness.

Purchase “Sycamore ...

SRF Has Breedings for Sale

MILLSTONE TOWNSHIP, N.J.— The Standardbred Retirement Foundation has many breedings for sale as of Feb. 13 and anticipates others to become available throughout the season. To access the list, or to donate a breeding and receive a tax deduction for your gift, contact Tammy at 732 446-4422, or via email at

The list of current available breedings can be ...