Pa.-Bred, Call Paul Wins Grade 2 Saratoga Special

August 13, 2018

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — Call Paul, a 2-year-old son of Friesan Fire from the Forestry mare Avanti Force, survived a bumping incident in the home stretch and went on to a 1-3/4 length win in Saratoga's $200,000, Grade 2 Saratoga Special on Aug. 12.

The colt, who was bred in Pennsylvania by Beatrice Patterson and Vicky Schowe, took the measure of four rivals in the 6-1/2-furlong ...

Trainer Chad Brown Earns 3rd Arlington Million Trophy; Voodoo's Song Wins Fourstardave

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS,  Ill. — Chad Brown became only the third trainer of Thoroughbred horses to send out the winner of the Grade 1 Arlington Million, Arlington Park's signature race three times, when Carlos E. Lavin's Chilean-bred Robert Bruce won the 36th running of North America's first million dollar horse race on Saturday afternoon.

Three quarters of an hour earlier, ...

First Responders Appreciated at Saratoga Race Course

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) honored police officers, firefighters, EMTs and paramedics during First Responders Appreciation Day at Saratoga Race Course on Aug. 1. First Responders Appreciation Day was presented by Brookview Village.  

 The day featured free grandstand admission for all first responders with proper identification. NYRA ...

Steeplechase Horses Converge on Monmouth Park

OCEANPORT, N.J. — Racing over the jumps returned to the Jersey Shore Thursday when Monmouth Park carded three races sanctioned by the National Steeplechase Association — two for maidens and one for handicap horses. The husband and wife team of trainer Kate and jockey Bernie Dalton scored a training and riding double with wins in both maiden contests.

The Dalton's scored first ...

Two Groups Merge To Form Temple Gwathmey Steeplechase Foundation

ELKTON, Md. — Two prominent organizations within the steeplechase community, the National Steeplechase Foundation and the Temple Gwathmey Fund, are merging to form the Temple Gwathmey Steeplechase Foundation.

The new Temple Gwathmey Steeplechase Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit, will continue to pursue the threefold goals of the former entities: Promoting growth of the sport, ...

Hambletonian Day Serves As Grand Finale For Meadowlands Racing Meet

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Hambletonian Day on Aug. 4 served as the grand finale of the Meadowlands racing meet.

Trainer Rick Zeron, an admitted crier, had reason to well up after the 93rd Hambletonian. Not only had the veteran horseman won the trotting classic in his first try. His son Scott was in the sulky to make it a family affair, and the high point of a 43-year-old ...

Diversify Speeds Through The Slop To Win Whitney At Saratoga

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — Lauren Evans and Ralph M. Evans' New York-bred Diversify proved to be uncatchable as the afternoon rain subsided easily registering a 3 ½-length victory over Mind Your Biscuits in the 91st running of the Grade 1, $1.2 million Whitney over a sloppy and sealed track on Aug. 4 at Saratoga Race Course.

Diversify, ridden by Irad Ortiz, Jr. and trained by ...

Atlanta Bounces Back To Beat The Boys In The Hambletonian

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ — Atlanta bounced back from a second place finish in her elimination to win one of harness racing’s most coveted prizes on Aug. 4 at the Meadowlands Racetrack.

Earlier in the day in the first elimination, Atlanta and driver Scott Zeron shot to the front and stayed there until Crystal Fashion charged down the homestretch and caught her just before the wire ...

National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame Announces Call For Photo Submissions

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame will unveil a juried photography exhibition in 2019 called Photo Finish. The Museum is now accepting submissions of photography work by both amateur and professional photographers in relation to thoroughbred racing in America.

There is no limitation to the type of photos that can be considered. Racing scenes, ...

National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame Inducts Newest Members

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — Kenny Rice, an Eclipse Award-winning broadcaster who has worked for NBC Sports covering thoroughbred racing since 1999, served as the master of ceremonies for the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Aug. 3. 

The 2018 Hall of Fame class is comprised of thoroughbreds Heavenly Prize and Preakness; trainer William Lakeland; and ...

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