Horses

January 19, 2019

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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Spectators welcome BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — The New Jersey 4-H State Model Horse Show will be held at the Somerset County 4-H Center. Spectators are welcome but competition is open only to current New Jersey 4-H members. Members from nine counties are competing. Judging starts at 9:30 a.m. and ...

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LEXINGTON, Ky. — Hallie Ricci, of Allentown, N.J. will once again represent the United States in an international competition for saddle seat riders. This time, Ricci will be on the Stripes Team, in the three-gaited division. The Stripes Team will compete at the 2019 U.S. Saddle Seat ...

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TRENTON, N.J. — A Cape May County horse has tested positive for rabies. According to a press release from the New Jersey Department of Agriculture: The horse, which was on a farm in a rural part of the county, was being treated at a referral facility and was tested for rabies because it ...

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TRENTON, N.J. — There were no equine cases of rabies in New Jersey in 2018 but several wild and domestic, animals which horses could encounter were diagnosed. According to the annual report from the New Jersey Department of Health, Division of Epidemiology, Environmental, and Occupational ...

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MILLVILLE, N.J. — The Millville Historical Society has the unique opportunity to purchase an original carousel horse that thrilled and delighted children (and adults) at Millville’s long-gone Union Lake Luna Park. According to historical records, Union Lake Park was opened in the late 19th ...

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HAMPTON TWP., N.J. — Equestrians shipped in from near and far for the First Day Trail Ride held in Sussex County on Jan. 1 to kick off the new year. The ride was the only equestrian event that is part of the New Jersey State Parks First Day hikes being held throughout the state.  One rider ...

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It’s a new year and already the “52 Thoroughbreds need homes” post is being re-circulated on social media. In 2011 there were indeed, 52 horses in Ohio needing to be re-homed after their owner died. They were all successfully placed. Since then the post periodically pops up and goes viral — ...

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PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — Maccabi USA is seeking qualified Jewish riders to represent the United States in the Equestrian Show Jumping competition at the 14th Pan American Maccabi Games in Mexico City, Mexico, July 5-15, 2019. The Pan American Maccabi Games are a high-level athletic competition for ...

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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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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — A New Jersey teen helped her team win a gold medal in an invitation-only  nations cup type competition in Florida. From Dec. 27-30, 2018, a group of 2018 USHJA Zone Team Championships individual medalists and select wild card recipients expanded their equestrian horizons ...

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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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RARITAN TWP., N.J. — Team Velvet got a visit from PBS 39’s Erica Andrews the day after Christmas. Andrews, who covers Hunterdon County, did a feature story on the program that uses horses as part of therapy for children who have suffered from trauma. One of the team’s horses is Little Annie ...

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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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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.— New Jersey and Pennsylvania residents were chosen to participate in the U.S. Hunter Jumper Association’s Gold Star Clinic-East Coast. They are among only 21 riders who were invited to learn from lead clinician Richard Spooner. The four-day intensive clinic will take place ...

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CREAM RIDGE, NJ — The Standardbred Retirement Foundation's (SRF) 12 Days of Giving campaign runs until Dec. 24. More than 400 trotters and pacers are under SRF's full care and expense, help is needed and gifts are tax-deductible: 1. Senior feed for a month for 1 of the very golden oldies - ...

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LONG VALLEY, N.J. — Eddie Blue, trained and ridden by Devin Ryan of Long Valley, N.J. is among the 2018 US Equestrian's International Horses of Honor. Eddie Blue’s talent was evident as soon as he entered the show ring. His stellar scope and powerful height over fences make him a “must-watch” ...

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HAMPTON TWP., N.J. — A First Day Trail Ride will be held in Sussex County on Jan. 1 to kick off the new year. The ride is the only equestrian event that is part of the New Jersey State Parks First Day hikes being held throughout the state. Horse trailer parking will be at Halsey Farm at 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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RARITAN TWP., N.J. — Little Annie is a miniature horse who helps children suffering from trauma. She also stars in Little Horse Big Medicine, which won a Winnie Award at the 2018 Equus Film Festival held in Brooklyn, N.Y.  from Nov. 30 to Dec. 2. The story is told from Annie’s point of view as she ...

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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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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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UPPER MARLBORO, Md. — Danielle N. Robinson, of Hainesport, N.J., got off to a rough start at the seventh Mid-Atlantic Equitation Festival held at the Show Place Arena in Upper Marlboro, Md., Nov. 15 to 18. However, she was all smiles as she exited the indoor ring aboard Juilliard after winning ...

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ATLANTA, Ga. — The Asian longhorned tick (Haemaphysalis longicornis) has been found in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania and several other states since its discovery in 2017, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’ Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report released on Nov.

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NEW YORK CITY & NEW JERSEY — The famed Budweiser Clydesdales will be in the area through early December. According to the Budweiser website, the original Clydesdales were a gift to August A. Busch, Sr. to commemorate the repeal of the Prohibition. Since 1933, the eight-horse hitch has been ...

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