Horses

June 19, 2019

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Meadowlands Racing and Entertainment is sponsoring a Race Announcer Workshop on Saturday, July 27. The workshop, open to all ages, will be conducted by Meadowlands and Freehold Raceway announcer Ken Warkentin, who has called over 200,000 Standardbred and Thoroughbred ...

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Some harness racing fans are not satisfied with just watching the races from rail, they want to be on the other side — and in the driver’s seat — and they can! Many enthusiasts, both men and women are part of amateur harness racing clubs in the tri-state area. Most have ...

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OCEANPORT, N.J. — King for a Day put race-long pressure on Maximum Security and then was able to pull away in the final 100 yards to score an upset victory in Sunday’s $150,000 TVG.com Pegasus Stakes at Monmouth Park. Maximum Security, made the 1-20 favorite by the crowd of 24,062, dug in gamely ...

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OCEANPORT, N.J. — Maximum Security had “another good day” on Friday, June 14, according to trainer Jason Servis, as the Grade 1-winning colt moves closer to a return to racing in Sunday’s TVG.com Pegasus Stakes at Monmouth Park — the horse’s first start since he crossed the finish line first in the ...

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OCEANPORT, N.J. — Maximum Security, first across the finish line in the Kentucky Derby on May 4, will make his return to racing in Sunday’s TVG.com Pegasus Stakes at Monmouth Park, trainer Jason Servis announced today. The $150,000 Pegasus Stakes, for 3-year-olds at a mile and a sixteenth, is ...

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OCEANPORT, N.J. — Third-place Belmont Stakes finisher Joevia returned to his base at Monmouth Park on Sunday morning with trainer Gregg Sacco targeting the July 20 TVG.com Haskell Invitational for the colt’s next start. Joevia, who won the Long Branch Stakes at Monmouth Park on May 12, was a ...

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FAR HILLS, N.J. — A stellar field of world-class riders is entered to compete in the third running of the Mars Essex Horse Trials Country Weekend, June 21-23. Taking place at historic Moorland Farm in Far Hills, N.J., the event features the newly added Advanced division, which has attracted top ...

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FRANKLIN TWP., N.J. — The Hunterdon Polo Classic returned to Fieldview on Saturday, June 8. The event continues a long tradition of raising funds and awareness for local charities with this year’s beneficiaries being the Hunterdon Art Museum, Prevention Resources, Inc , Riding With Heart, The ...

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ELMONT, N.Y. — So often in the past, horses going off at big odds have won the Belmont Stakes and that has led to it being known as a bit of a handicapper’s nightmare. Is it really that much of a lottery when there is no Triple Crown champion though? We think not. So, we’ve come up with a bunch ...

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ELMONT, N.Y. — What an afternoon we have in store in New York this Saturday, as no fewer than 10 stakes races take place on this day alone including eight Grade One events. The highlight, naturally, is the Belmont Stakes. The third leg of the coveted Triple Crown of horse racing, the Belmont is ...

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War of Will looks to notch second Classic win ELMONT, N.Y. — Mark Casse waited more than 30 years to earn his first victory in an American Classic. After Gary Barber's War of Will won the Preakness, the veteran trainer will have a chance to notch his second in three weeks as the War Front colt ...

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ELMONT N.Y. — Less than an hour from post time to the 1989 Belmont Stakes, trainer Shug McGaughey walked over to the Belmont Park paddock area alongside Easy Goer with a sense of confidence. He said to his assistant Buzz Tenney, 'If this race goes the way I think it will, it's going to be a fun one ...

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LANGLEY, Canada — Three young New Jersey riders helped their teams win gold in international competition for juniors during the Langley Odlum Brown BC Open at Thunderbird Show Park on June 2. Emma Callanan, of Tewksbury Township, N.J. served as the anchor rider for the U.S.team in the CSIOJ ...

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ONTARIO, Canada — The Adequan U.S. Para Dressage Team of Alanna Flax-Clark, Mary Jordan, and Laurietta Oakleaf, led by Chef d’Equipe Regina Cristo earned the silver medal at the Caledon Spring Jubilee CPEDI3* held May 31-June 1. The U.S. earned a cumulative score of 183.275% after two days of ...

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Fifty-five contestants vied for $5,000 in prize monies in the 2019 edition of the 18 to 30-year old handicapping challenge at Meadowlands Racetrack on June 1. The contest offered a $5,000 total prize pool, with prize payouts to the top three finishers furnished by Jeff ...

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ALLENTOWN, N.J. — A regular driver at the Meadowlands racetrack, Yannick Gingras won the final race on May 31 in the World Driving Championship, but it was not enough to come away with the title. Gingras, an Allentown, N.J. resident representing the U.S., finished second to the Netherland’s Rick ...

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EAST AMWELL TWP., N.J. — New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher and other state and local officials celebrated the Month of the Horse on May 30 with a visit to Mid-Atlantic Equine Medical Center. Governor Philip Murphy signed a proclamation declaring June 2019 the Month of the ...

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CLEVELAND, N.C. — Cargill’s animal nutrition business is conducting a voluntary recall of select Southern States® animal feed due to aflatoxin levels that exceed FDA’s action levels. The initial recall issued on May 6 included Southern States Triple 10 (CN) for horses. Several additional horse ...

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Take The Quiz: Horses Of War READINGTON TWP., N.J. — Hunterdon County 4-H members participated in the Readington Township Memorial Day parade. The Hunterdon County 4-H Drill Team and The Pink Ladies saddled up to bring up the rear of the parade. Memorial Day is meant to honor those ...

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Saturday night Meadowlands Racetrack held its Inaugural Charity Handicapping Contest. Ten local charitable organizations were selected to compete for their share of $15,000. It was a tight contest with multiple lead changes and in the end, Act Now Foundation Inc came out ...

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STONE TAVERN, N.J. — The Horse Park of New Jersey is looking for new trustees. If you have a passion for the equine community be part of a group of volunteers that strives to improve the benefits the Horse Park of New Jersey brings to the public.  Terms of four member are expiring this ...

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TEWKSBURY TWP., N.J. — Alanna Flax-Clark, U.S. Para Equestrian, recently returned to Mane Stream (an adaptive riding and therapy services non-profit in Oldwick) after spending a successful winter season competing at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival. Over the winter she showed and trained in ...

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STOCKTON, N.J. — The New Jersey Equine Artists’ Association's 2019 Invitational Exhibit of equine art by local/regional artists, “NJEAA Art of the Horse,” will open on June 9. A public reception and an opportunity to meet the artists will be on opening day from 2 to 4 p.m. at Prallsville Mills, ...

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TRENTON, N.J. — A bill that would provide $250,000 to help develop method of tick control was voted out of committee on May 16. The Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee made some amendments, before releasing Assembly Bill No. 5160. There is no Senate version of the bill as of May ...

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WEST GROVE, Pa. — Rebecca Cord of West Grove, Pa., will not only represent the USA as an athlete at the 2019 European Maccabi Games, she’ll be coaching the team as well. The Maccabi Games bring together Jewish athletes from around the world for competition as well as to celebrate Jewish unity, ...

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OCEANPORT, N.J. — Maximum Security drew a large crowd of well-wishers as he schooled in the paddock prior to Monmouth Park’s fifth race on Saturday, with trainer Jason Servis saying his star colt could breeze next week as he continues to weigh his options for the horse’s next start. “It’s great ...

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WANTAGE, N.J. — Five benefit horse trail rides and camping at Lusscroft Farm are scheduled starting June 1. The first ride will be held on National Trails Day, Saturday June 1. The other rides will be held July 13, Aug. 3, Aug. 31 and Oct. 5 Riders must bring their own horse and come feel the ...

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OCEANPORT, N.J. — In an unprecedented move in thoroughbred racing, Gary West is offering up $20 million of his own money to the owners of Country House, War of Will, Long Range Toddy and Bodexpress if any of those horses finish ahead of Maximum Security the next time any of them race against him ...

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EAST RUTHERFROD, N.J. — Ten local New Jersey charitable organizations have been selected to compete in the Charity Handicapping Contest on Saturday, May 25. The Contest offers a $15,000 total donation/prize pool, with all 10 charities receiving a donation. Prizes will be awarded as follows: 1st ...

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OCEANPORT, N.J. — Maximum Security, whose popularity has soared since he was disqualified from first place in the Kentucky Derby, will make a public appearance for racing fans on Saturday at Monmouth Park when he schools in the paddock. The Jason Servis-trained colt will be brought to the ...

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