Horse Racing

January 21, 2019

OZONE PARK, N.Y. — The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) announced that tickets for the 2019 Belmont Stakes Racing Festival, highlighted by the 151st running of the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes, will go on sale to the public on Thursday, Jan. 24, starting at 10 a.m. Now in its ...

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GOSHEN, N.Y. — The Living Horse Hall of Fame nominating committee of the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame has announced the results of recent balloting to determine the 2019 inductees into the Harness Racing Living Horse Hall of Fame. Museum members voted for the three horses they felt ...

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HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. — The final pieces of the jigsaw are falling into place for the third running of the Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park on Jan. 26. Hot favorite, Accelerate and market rival City Of Light are both on course for the nine furlong $9 million spectacular. The inaugural ...

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SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame is pleased to present its inaugural Photo Finish juried photography exhibition this winter. The new exhibition will open to the public in the Museum’s von Stade Gallery on Sunday, Jan. 20 and remain on display through March ...

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The 2019 World Harness Handicapping Championship presented by DerbyWars.com — offering a record $150,000 prize pool — has been pushed back a week to Saturday, April 13. The adjustment will ensure all partner outlets have enough time to run their qualifiers and allow ...

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OZONE PARK, N.Y. — Chad Brown registered his fourth consecutive New York Racing Association year-end training title, jockey Manny Franco picked up his first crown and Michael Dubb earned his fifth straight title on the circuit as the curtain came down on racing for the year on Dec. 31 at Aqueduct ...

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OZONE PARK, N.Y. — Red Oak Stable and Madaket Stables' Mind Control set the early pace and maintained that edge in the stretch, outkicking a charging Our Braintrust to win the 149th running of the $150,000 Jerome for newly minted 3-year-olds on New Year's Day, at Aqueduct Racetrack. The Jerome, ...

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Contestants have until 6:45 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 4 to register and make their selections in the Meadowlands Winter Meet Survival Challenge powered by 123Racing. The grand prize is $1,000 & 2019 WHHC Spot The second-place prize is $500 & 2019 WHHC Spot The ...

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WASHINGTON, Pa. — He had to beat the richest Standardbred ever to do it, but David McNeight III collected career win 1,000 on New Year’s Eve at The Meadows when he piloted Knocking Around to victory in race 10. The race was styled “Foiled Again’s Last Call,” as it marked the final race of Foiled ...

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WASHINGTON, Pa. — One of the most spectacular, improbable, inspirational equine careers in harness racing history ended New Year’s Eve at The Meadows with the final race of Foiled Again, the richest Standardbred ever. Although his fifth-place finish disappointed the expectant crowd, his $650 ...

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Maybe all of the Meadowlands' faithful found money in their Christmas stockings. Betting on the 14-race Saturday night Big M program came within $14,000 of the magic $3-million mark, as all-source wagering reached $2,986,115, eclipsing the previous meet best of ...

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SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — Frosted, a 6-year-old stallion, 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 www.foalpatrol.com. Owned by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum’s ...

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Santa arrived early at the Meadowlands on Dec. 22 but instead of driving reindeer, he jumped in a jog cart behind White Bliss, a rare white pacer. White Bliss caused a big stir when he was born in 2012 at Fair Winds Farm in Cream Ridge, N.J. While both of his parents are ...

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WASHINGTON, Pa. — Foiled Again, the richest Standardbred all time with more than $7.6 million in career earnings, will race for the final time in his incomparable career on a special New Year’s Eve card at The Meadows Racetrack & Casino. He faces mandatory retirement the next day when he ...

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WASHINGTON, Pa. — The Meadows Racetrack & Casino will offer 195 live racing programs in 2019 — same as the 2018 total — highlighted by the 53rd edition of the Delvin Miller Adios Pace for the Orchids on July 20 and July 27. Generally, the track will race four days each week. Race days ...

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Godolphin and Chester and Mary Broman, Sr. tie for owner crown OZONE PARK, N.Y. — Trainers Rudy Rodriguez and Todd Pletcher (12 wins apiece) and jockey Manny Franco (25 victories) were the leaders in their respective categories for Aqueduct Racetrack's 22-day fall meet that concluded when the ...

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TRENTON, NJ — A bill that would appropriate $20 million to boost horse racing in New Jersey has been voted out of committee in the state Senate. Sponsored by Sen. Vin Gopal of District 11 in Monmouth County, home to Monmouth Park and Freehold Raceway, and Sen. Paul A. Sarlo, District 36, which ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – She’s done all she can do. Now, she hopes the Horse of the Year voters are in her corner. Shartin N became the first older pacing female to earn $1 million in a single season by taking the $175,000 TVG Mares Pace in 1:50.3 in a dominant performance over a sloppy track at ...

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TVG Finals Also Feature Matchups OF This Year's Top Horses EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Saturday night, Nov. 24, the place to be for an end of the year stakes-season sendoff spectacular card of harness racing is at the showcase of the sport, the Meadowlands. Speaking of sendoffs, Big M enthusiasts ...

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TRENTON, N.J. — Racing dates for 2019 are on the agenda for the Nov. 21 meeting of the New Jersey Racing Commission. On Oct. 11 The Meadowlands announced it would only apply for 68 live racing dates, down from this year’s 90 racing days. However, at the request of the New Jersey Racing ...

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