Horses

September 28, 2018

SARATOGA, N.Y. — Three Thoroughbred owners received The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.) Young Rider of the Year Awards, for 2018. The young rider award, which recognizes riders 18 or younger who own or lease a Thoroughbred for use in 4-H, Pony Club, or other activities, has ...

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ALLENTOWN, N.J. — Although everybody was declared a winner at the third annual Standardbred Makeover, some won the ultimate prize — a new home. Among the big winners was Sears Tower, a.k.a. Korra, trained by Brielle Roman, of Allentown, N.J. She was named "Best English Pleasure Potential," ...

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FREEHOLD, N.J. — Soon to be Hall of Fame member, Foiled Again was the star of the Open Space Pace at  Freehold Raceway on Sept. 15. The Open Space Pace is a nonprofit organization with a mission to celebrate the horse, New Jersey’s official state animal, and to promote open space in the nation’s ...

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SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY — The stated mission of the Race Track Chaplaincy of America in New York is to serve workers who toil behind the scenes in support of the thoroughbred racing industry at Belmont Park, Aqueduct Race Track, and Saratoga Springs Race Course. “The New York Race Track Chaplaincy ...

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OCEANPORT, NJ — ”I'm walking on air right now,” The speaker is Thoroughbred trainer Jorge Navarro after Find the Money staged a hard fought battle to win the eighth race on Thursday's Monmouth Park card. That win gave the Panamanian-born conditioner 66 winners for the season to break the old ...

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VINELAND, N.J. — Mannetta McAvaddy of Vineland, N.J. will be a busy member of the American Junior Paint Horse Association for the next year or two. McAvaddy is the Zone 7 Representative for 2018-19 as well as president-elect . She has been riding paint horses for 13 years and involved in the ...

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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 ...

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OCEANPORT, NJ — Good Magic, the 2017 Breeders' Cup Juvenile winner and Eclipse Champion 2-year-old, set out to capture more trophies in prestigious races when he started, as his trainer said “a new form cycle,” by winning the $1 million, Grade 1 Betfair Haskell Invitational, Monmouth Park's ...

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FAR HILLS, NJ— Fans attending the 98th annual running of the Far Hills Races at Moorland Farms on Oct. 20 will find a brand-new attraction — pari-mutuel betting. The seven-race card offers $850,000 in gross purses, the highest dollar value of any sanctioned steeplechase meeting in North America.

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SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY —Saratoga's Saturday afternoon stakes action kicked off with the $150,000, Grade 3 Sanford Stakes for 2-year-old colts, a race in which Starlight Racing's Sombeyay let two of his heavy rivals do all the heavy work before he charged to the front inside the eighth pole and stole ...

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OLDSMAR, Fla. — The term “versatile” is applied to lots of horses and riders, but there are few pairings as versatile as that of Janelle Campbell and her 12-year-old chestnut thoroughbred gelding. It’s almost a case of you-name-it-they’ve-done-it, and now they are beginning the horse show chapter ...

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WATERFORD, NJ — A woman operating an equine sanctuary is scheduled to appear in Camden County Superior Court on July 24 to answer dozens of charges after allegedly neglecting the animals in her care. Sarah Rabinowitz, 62, of Waterford, who operates Labrador Hill Equine Sanctuary, was charged ...

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BEDMINSTER TWP., NJ — The backdrop of historic Hamilton Farm was appropriate for a horse show that was reminiscent of a time long ago. All the classes in the show on July 14 were ridden in side saddles. The show followed three days of Camp Leaping Horn where riders learned from top clinicians ...

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STONE TAVERN, NJ — The Horse Park of New Jersey elected a new board member at its annual meeting on June 25. Alexa Forman succeeds retiring member, Ricki Neuberg. “I’ve been coming to the Horse Park since I was a very small child,” Forman said before the vote was taken. She said her goal was ...

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THREE BRIDGES, NJ — Pin The Tail on The Donkey is a game that dates back to 1899 and has long been a staple of children's birthday parties. A new twist on the game will raise funds for a real life, long-eared equine — pin the birth date on the donkey. Donkeys, Edith and her daughter, Gloria were ...

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LEXINGTON, Ky. — New Jersey native Cat Zimmerman added another jewel to her crown at the Extreme Mustang Makeover. On June 21, adult and youth competitors traveled to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky, for the chance to win the championship title at the Extreme Mustang Makeover.

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NORTH RANDALL, Ohio—What does a trainer do when he has a 3-year-old colt that breaks his maiden at Santa Anita and then runs a credible third to the equine titan Justify in the Santa Anita Derby? Peter Eurton said, “Let's try the Grade 3 Peter Pan at Belmont.” That cross country trip resulted in ...

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FAR HILLS, NJ — Day one of the Mars Essex Horse Trials & Family Country Weekend is in the books but the event continues on Sunday, June 24. Kaitlin Clasing and Warren LVS were the winners of the Open Preliminary, Ryan Wood and Ruby topped the Preliminary Essex Division and Juliana ...

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STONE TAVERN, NJ — The Middlesex County Horse Show kicked off on June 21 at the Horse Park of New Jersey. The 84th edition of the show concludes on Sunday, June 24. On Saturday, June 23 riders will participate in the Journey or Not Team Relay. Started in 2010, Journey or Not is an educational ...

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OCEANPORT, NJ — ”I have good news—and bad news,” said a follower of the New Jersey Thoroughbred racing scene. The good news is Irish Strait, a full brother to the graded stakes winner Irish War Cry, took the lead approaching the far turn then stayed on to win the $63,300 Dan Horn Stakes for New ...

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GALLOWAY, NJ — Dr. Kerri Sowers, DPT, PhD(c), NCS, has been named to the Fédération Équestre Internationale (FEI) Classification Working Group. The FEI, founded in 1921, is the sole controlling authority for all international equestrian events in Dressage and Para-Equestrian Dressage, Jumping, ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Operators of Monmouth Park and other race tracks have been champing at the bit to start accepting bets on sports other than its own horse racing. The track is one step closer to doing so as on June 11, Governor Phil Murphy signed Assembly Bill 4111, allowing sports betting at New ...

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ — Tents lined the polo field at Fieldview Farm for the Hunterdon Polo Classic on June 9. Despite the weatherman predicting rain for the weekend, sunny skies and a gentle breeze prevailed.  The event supports several worthy causes — the Hunterdon Art Museum, NJ Prevent, ...

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ELMONT, NY — Triple Crown winner Justify came out of his stall to meet the media bright and bouncing on the morning after his gate-to-wire win in the 150th running of the Belmont Stakes. When asked to assess his colt's win, Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert reported, “We were watching replays of ...

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ELMONT, NY — Justify proved he is a true champion when he made every pole a winning one in the 150th running of the Belmont Stakes, the third leg of Thoroughbred Racing's Triple Crown. The 3-year-old son of Scat Daddy from the Ghostzapper mare Stage Magic defeated nine rivals in the mile and ...

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ELMONT, NY — In addition to the hallowed Belmont Stakes, the NYRA offered an all-star stakes card on June 9. Here's a look: Abel Tasman, the 2017 Eclipse Award winning 3-year-old filly, took the Grade I Ogden Phipps Stakes handily when she went to the lead passing the five furlong pole and ...

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TRENTON, NJ — A bill that would eliminate the sales tax on horse stall rental has cleared the New Jersey Assembly. The bill, A1045 was introduced in January and some amendments were made before it was released from committee. The Assembly voted on June 7, 72-0 to approve the measure with one ...

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ELMONT, NY - Can he do it? Can Justify join Seattle Slew as the only undefeated Triple Crown winner, and become the 13th 3-year-old to accomplish that feat, before an expected sellout crowd of 90,000 in Saturday's 150th running of the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA ...

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RINGOES, NJ — In a college reunion of a different kind, the Alumni Tournament of Champions was held at Briarwood at Black river farm on June 3. It was the seventh annual event that brought together alumni members of the Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA). Like IHSA shows, riders ...

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THREE BRIDGES, NJ — Visitors got a glimpse of how horses are used in mental health therapies during Spring Reins of Life’s open house on June 3. Spring Reins of Life is a non-profit , EAGALA (Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association) model program offering Equine Assisted Psychotherapy ...

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