Horses

Long Distance Travelers Find The Trip Worth It On Far Hills Races Undercard

7b8904c2cd31d9109302_Far_Hills_Races_Undercardl256.JPG
In the first race, Menacing Dennis (#6) would eventually be declared the winner of the Gladstone Hurdle Stakes at the Far Hills Race Meeting on Oct. 21, 2017. Credits: Lillian Shupe
45dc0368d26808950a8e_Far_Hills_Races_Undercardl252.JPG
The field in the $75,000 Peapack comes through the center part of the course at the Far Hills Race Meeting on Oct. 21, 2017. Credits: Lillian Shupe
e2a845e181f9de384fe5_Far_Hills_Races_Undercardl253.JPG
An outrider is ready for action at the Far Hills Race Meeting on Oct. 21, 2017. Credits: Lillian Shupe
63de16c91e9f0a40e647_Far_Hills_Races_Undercardl254.JPG
Lady Blanco is led to the winner's circle after the $75,000 Peapack, a filly and mare stake at the Far Hills Race Meeting on Oct. 21, 2017. Credits: Lillian Shupe
864a5834b4a7735a26ad_Far_Hills_Races_Undercardl255.JPG
Lady Blanco, goes flag fall to finish in the $75,000 Peapack, a filly and mare stake at the Far Hills Race Meeting on Oct. 21, 2017. Credits: Lillian Shupe
49b96d70c4e2098193ab_Far_Hills_Races_Undercardl248.JPG
The field for the Appleton charges down the backside at the Far Hills Race Meeting on Oct. 21, 2017. Credits: Lillian Shupe
eff1e29ca8531e2624cb_Far_Hills_Races_Undercardl249.JPG
The field for the Appleton clears a fence at the Far Hills Race Meeting on Oct. 21, 2017. Credits: Lillian Shupe
9a896e532d3b24abc7d0_Far_Hills_Races_Undercardl250.JPG
Lyonell, far right, would go on to win the Appleton at the Far Hills Race Meeting on Oct. 21, 2017. Credits: Lillian Shupe
030e20a50585ccdde7a7_Far_Hills_Races_Undercardl251.JPG
A groom talks to his horse before the sixth race at the Far Hills Race Meeting on Oct. 21, 2017. Credits: Lillian Shupe
ccd1bfa12eea78e8ec5e_Far_Hills_Races_Undercardl245.JPG
Simenon (5) and Lyonell (6) enter the far turn in the Appleton at the Far Hills Race Meeting on Oct. 21, 2017. Credits: Lillian Shupe
b22b86b7b4769f2b7577_Far_Hills_Races_Undercardl246.JPG
Lord Justice races on the backside in the Appleton at the Far Hills Race Meeting on Oct. 21, 2017. Credits: Lillian Shupe
325ca9fcfd97b71adcf5_Far_Hills_Races_Undercardl247.JPG
The field for the Appleton charges down the backside at the Far Hills Race Meeting on Oct. 21, 2017. Credits: Lillian Shupe
ab820e237557dfc31540_Far_Hills_Races_Undercardl241.JPG
The bugler calles the field before a race at the Far Hills Race Meeting on Oct. 21, 2017. Credits: Lillian Shupe
042e8d9a87409dd4799f_Far_Hills_Races_Undercardl242.JPG
The Foxbrook Champion Hurdle field approaches the last fence at the Far Hills Race Meeting on Oct. 21, 2017. Credits: Lillian Shupe
9561676908199b8024a1_Far_Hills_Races_Undercardl243.JPG
Jockey Jack Kennedy gives a thumbs up after winning the Foxbrook Champion Hurdle on Zanjabeel at the Far Hills Race Meeting on Oct. 21, 2017. Credits: Lillian Shupe
1e9165428df305dee1ba_Far_Hills_Races_Undercardl244.JPG
Andi'amu gallops through the far turn in the Appleton at the Far Hills Race Meeting on Oct. 21, 2017. Credits: Lillian Shupe
563222547af496800fd4_Far_Hills_Races_Undercardl238.JPG
Foxbrook Champion Hurdle field approaches the last fence at the Far Hills Race Meeting on Oct. 21, 2017. Credits: Lillian Shupe
91be71445df970c887ed_Far_Hills_Races_Undercardl239.JPG
Zanjabeel wins the Foxbrook Champion Hurdle at the Far Hills Race Meeting on Oct. 21, 2017. Credits: Lillian Shupe
b4f3ff6bf39ac8e895fb_Far_Hills_Races_Undercardl240.JPG
The Foxbrook Champion Hurdle field comes through the center aisle at the Far Hills Race Meeting on Oct. 21, 2017 Credits: Lillian Shupe
d7a1a702919bb595ac1a_Far_Hills_Races_Undercardl235.JPG
Race three at the Far Hills Race Meeting on Oct. 21, 2017. Credits: Lillian Shupe
a6efee1759917a355990_Far_Hills_Races_Undercardl236.JPG
Mutasaawy runs alone after losing his rider at the Far Hills Race Meeting on Oct. 21, 2017. Credits: Lillian Shupe
822b85c3cab3c35387e7_Far_Hills_Races_Undercardl237.JPG
An outrider catches a loose horse at the Far Hills Race Meeting on Oct. 21, 2017. Credits: Lillian Shupe
1f4f5883f7e6c03a2ea5_Far_Hills_Races_Undercardl234.JPG
Whitman's Poetry twins the $50,000 Harry E. Harris Sport of Kings at the Far Hills Race Meeting on Oct. 21, 2017. Credits: Lillian Shupe
9555ecb93d1aae985c47_Far_Hills_Races_Undercardl231.JPG
The Foxbrook Champion Hurdle is underway at the Far Hills Race Meeting on Oct. 21, 2017. Credits: Lillian Shupe
6d9905bd7f54b62e1b1f_Far_Hills_Races_Undercardl232.JPG
The $50,000 Harry E. Harris Sport of Kings is underway at the Far Hills Race Meeting on Oct. 21, 2017. Credits: Lillian Shupe
41806a79bad5894997e4_Far_Hills_Races_Undercardl233.JPG
The $50,000 Harry E. Harris Sport of Kings field reaches the final fence at the Far Hills Race Meeting on Oct. 21, 2017. Credits: Lillian Shupe
e4ba60947319e4707f96_Far_Hills_Races_Undercardl227.JPG
Where's The Beef (far right) is up front in the New Jersey Hunt Cup at the Far Hills Race Meeting on Oct. 21, 2017. Credits: Lillian Shupe
0067230190b3bf0dc407_Far_Hills_Races_Undercardl228.JPG
Where's The Beef is up front in the New Jersey Hunt Cup at the Far Hills Race Meeting on Oct. 21, 2017. Credits: Lillian Shupe
0f2f4954f659cfe20c30_Far_Hills_Races_Undercardl229.JPG
The New Jersey Hunt Cup is underway at the Far Hills Race Meeting on Oct. 21, 2017. Credits: Lillian Shupe
15362671e9d6e9133c4f_Far_Hills_Races_Undercardl230.JPG
Where's The Beef (far left) is up front in the New Jersey Hunt Cup at the Far Hills Race Meeting on Oct. 21, 2017. Credits: Lillian Shupe
a700d8429d88d688ad02_Far_Hills_Races_Undercardl223.JPG
Zanjabeel is led around the paddock before the Foxbrook Champion Hurdle at the Far Hills Race Meeting on Oct. 21, 2017. Credits: Lillian Shupe
eb97da731bc93d3d456e_Far_Hills_Races_Undercardl224.JPG
The Peapack field approaches the final fence at the Far Hills Race Meeting on Oct. 21, 2017. Credits: Lillian Shupe
148bc78e13036812a5d0_Far_Hills_Races_Undercardl225.JPG
Lady Blanco wins the Peapack at the Far Hills Race Meeting on Oct. 21, 2017. Credits: Lillian Shupe
0de40a5dd80cd8d51005_Far_Hills_Races_Undercardl226.JPG
Where's The Beef gets a pat from his groom before the New Jersey Hunt Cup at the Far Hills Race Meeting on Oct. 21, 2017. Credits: Lillian Shupe
7b8904c2cd31d9109302_Far_Hills_Races_Undercardl256.JPG

FAR HILLS, NJ — The six race undercard started with a work session for Far Hills Steeplechase stewards Reese Howard, Jr. Larry Curtis and Greg Morris.

Hudson River Farm's Snuggling, making his second lifetime start, crossed the line first in the $50,000 Gladstone Stakes for 3-year-olds under jockey Gerard Galligan. Menacing Dennis and Mark Watts were second, 2-1/2 lengths behind the leader. Down Royal and Bernie Dalton were third 7-1/2 lengths back.

Watts and Dalton immediately lodged a claim of foul against Galligan charging interference around the far turn as the field approached the 11th and final fence.

Sign Up for E-News

After a lengthy review of the videotapes, the stewards agreed with the complaints and disqualified Snuggling to third.

Menacing Dennis was declared the winner and Down Royal was placed second in the race of 2-1/8 miles over 11 National Fences that was run in 4:05-3/5ths over a firm turf course.

Harry E. Harris

Jocker Sean McDermott gunned DASH Stables' Whitman's Poetry to the front going to the final jump and kept the bay gelding to his task to win the $50,000 Harry E. Harris Sport of Kings Maiden, a race named for the late Somerset County horseman who served as huntsman for the Essex Fox Hounds.

Whitman's Poetry made his second start over National Fences a winning one getting the 2-1/8 miles in 4:40-3/5 on firm turf.

The French-bred Sixty Five and Ross Geraghty took second money ahead of Make Big Plans and Mark Watts.

Monkton, Md.'s Jack Fisher, who is the runaway leader for trainer-of-the-year honors, sent out Whitman's Poetry for the win.

Foxbrook Champion Hurdle

The Conference Partnership's Zanjabeel made his trip from Ireland to Far Hills a winning one when jockey Jack Kennedy “just couldn't hold him any more” and they charged to the front over the 13th and final fence and won the $100,000 Foxbrook Champion Hurdle presented by Peapack-Gladstone Bank.

The 2-1/2-mile race over 13 National Fences that is restricted to horses in their first and second years of steeplechasing attracted 11 entries.

Zanjabeel, who splits his time between flat and jump racing in Ireland, prepped for his trip to New Jersey with a seven furlong grass sprint in September.

Sprinter speed showed up when Zanjaeel, racing on Lasix for the first time seized the lead passing the six furlong marker ad went on to win by 4-3/4 lengths for trainer Gordon Elliott.

Fisher set out DASH's Ice It to be second with McDermott and New Member with Danny Mullins to be third.

Zanjabeel ran the 2-1/2 miles over 13 National Fences in 4:42-2/5 carrying 145 pounds to 156 for Ice It, the winner of Charleston's Queen's Cup during the Spring season.

The German-bred Lyonel won his second start in North America when he took the laurels in the $50,000 Appleton, a ratings handicap at 2-5/8-ths miles for Robert Kinsley and trainer Elizabeth Voss.

Doyle was aboard the six-year-old for the jockey's second win of the afternoon.

Peapack

Lady Blanco, racing for Amy Taylor Rowe and trainer Leslie Young, went flag fall to finish in the $75,000 Peapack, a filly and mare stake at 2-1/8 miles over 11 National Fences.

Paul Townsend, the Irish rider who finished fourth on Irv Naylor's Jamarjo in the Grand National, earned shipping money getting the distance in 4:02-2/5.

New Jersey Hunt Cup

Welcome Here Farm's Where's the Beef sat off the pace setter for 2-1/2 miles before making his move in the $50,000 New Jersey Hunt Cup, a 3-mile contest over timber fences.

Going down the back side, jockey Mark Beecher asked for more and got it as the 9-year-old Rockport Harbor gelding took the lead and scored for the second consecutive time over timber.

Beecher and Where's the Beef won the maiden special at Shawan Downs at the fall season's first traditional hunt meeting.

See more Equestrian news at www.TAPintoHorses.net

Find us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TAPintoHorses/

 

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Denville

10-Year Old Boy Battling Cancer Receives Generous Donation From Randolph Hockey Family

May 20, 2018

RANDOLPH, NJ- While the inter-town hockey battles on the ice between Randolph and Roxbury are fierce at every age level, when it comes to real life battles off the ice there is no hesitation to offer help to their neighbor.

Such is the case with a recent gesture of unity and support from the Randolph Varsity hockey team, when they came together to deliver good wishes and ...

TAPinto Featured Franchisee: Steve Lenox of TAPinto Paterson

This week's feature will focus on TAPinto Paterson's franchisee, Steve Lenox. Find out how the current owner of a public affairs firm went from a former State Director for Senator Frank Lautenberg to a proud TAPinto franchisee for New Jersey's third largest city.

 

Q. When did you join TAPinto.net?

I joined TAPinto.net in September, ...

Join the Fight, Morris: Water + 7 Days = Mosquitoes

May 23, 2018

With the sun finally expected to show itself starting tomorrow and over the Memorial Day weekend, Morris County residents can reduce the number of all mosquitoes, including the aggressive Asian Tiger variety, in their own backyards by taking action now.

The ankle-attacking, aggressive Asian Tiger variety transmits viral disease and bites all day long, unlike many other varieties that come out ...

May is Older Americans Month: Time to Give Back to Morris County’s Seniors Every Day!

May 23, 2018

The June 5th Primary has entered the home stretch.  For the first time in 8 weeks, there is no where I need to appear other than at the doorstep of a registered voter to ask for their support in the election booth.

Since I decided to pursue the open Freeholder seat in March, I have been all across Morris County.  I have been out and away from my family every day since, attending such ...

SURVIVING A STROKE: Quick Medical Response Gives Mom Her Life Back

Carotid artery dissection. It’s one of the most common causes of stroke in younger adults.

And while you might not associate the word “stroke” with younger patients, the condition – if not treated immediately – could lead to paralysis and even death.

Lindsey Singh can attest to the importance of immediacy. The 31-year-old mother of two from Flanders experienced ...

'Turning Off the Morning News' brings comic twist

‘Turning Off the Morning News’ tackles today’s issues with a comic twist

By Liz Keill

PRINCETON, N J – Despite the late night comics, no one quite captures the insanity of the political/social status world like Christopher Durang.

His latest play, “Turning off the Morning News” hit the ground running.  John Pankow as Jimmy addresses the audience, ...

'To Kill a Mockingbird' Sustains Timeless Appeal

SUMMIT, NJ – The Summit Playhouse provides a stellar production of a much loved classic, “To Kill a Mockingbird.”

The Harper Lee novel, later a Gregory Peck film and now a stage production, retains all the warmth, intensity and integrity that made it such an appealing hit in the 1960s. And there will be a new production on Broadway in December with a script by Aaron Sorkin ...

AtlantiCast

AtlantiCast: Episode 15

On this week’s AtlantiCast, learn some important tips for controlling and avoiding diabetes from an Atlantic Health System expert, see how Atlantic Health is advancing cutting-edge research, hear what’s being done to keep health care environmentally friendly and much more!

 

The Queen of the Big Time by Adriana Trigiani (Ballentine Books, 2005)

            The Queen of the Big Time by Adriana Trigiani, a New York Times best selling author, was recommended to me by a young woman who actually came from the town of Roseto, Pennsylvania, the place where the novel is set. “The author did such a wonderful job of describing how the town actually is,” said the young lady.

The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah (St. Martin's Press, 2018)

            What is the “final frontier” on the Earth's surface? Many people would say Alaska, the 49th state, which was added to the United States fifty years ago. Once one has traveled to that remote land, it is impossible to forget the magnificence of the terrain and beasts. Floating by ship in Glacier Bay, surrounded by ...