Horses

September 18, 2018

  NEW YORK, N.Y. — Police horses and carriage horses were not the only equines in New York City on Sept. 15 — several riders on horses in western saddles took an extended tour of the Big Apple to raise awareness about suicide among veterans. BraveHearts, based in Illinois, took 10 veterans, a ...

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ASBURY, N.J. — The College Preparatory Invitational (CPI) New Jersey was held Sept. 15 and 16 at The Ridge, Asbury, N.J. USHJA President Mary Babick judged the horse show on Sept. 16. The day before, young riders learned from Olympian Nona Garson, who owns The Ridge. There was also a college ...

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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 ...

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TRENTON, N.J. — A 10-year old Burlington County mare is the first reported case of West Nile Virus (WNV) and an Ocean County gelding is the fourth reported case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), each serious, mosquito-borne illnesses in horses, in New Jersey for 2018. Neither horse had been ...

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TRENTON, N.J. — A 5-year-old mare in Monmouth County is the first reported case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), a serious, mosquito-borne illness in horses, in New Jersey for 2018.  The horse had been vaccinated against EEE in 2017, but not in 2018, and was euthanized on Aug. 18, according to ...

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New Jersey and Pennsylvania Riders Earn Top Finishes In Illinois WAYNE, Ill. — Alice Tarjan, of Oldwick, N.J. came home with two reserve championships from the 2018 U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions held at the at the Lamplight Equestrian Center in Illinois, Aug. 21 to 26. In the ...

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OCEANPORT, N.J. — ”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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GLADSTONE, N.J. — Competition at Monmouth at the Team begins Monday, Aug. 13 with pony classes, equitation competition and breeding classes. The show is being held at Hamilton Farm, headquarters of the U.S. Equestrian Team Foundation, and runs through Aug. 20. Action gets underway 7 a.m. each ...

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LEXINGTON, Ky. — Horse Racing Reform, an industry initiative led by The Jockey Club and Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association, has launched an updated website, www.horseracingreform.org, designed to better inform and educate the general public, racing fans, and industry personnel on safety, ...

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OCEANPORT, N.J. — 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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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Washington International Horse Show (WIHS is accepting nominations for the Sixth Annual WIHS Klinger Perpetual Award for Honor and Service, presented by EQUUS Foundation and The Stephens Family. The 60th anniversary WIHS runs Oct. 23-28 at Capital One Arena in downtown ...

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FAR HILLS, N.J. — "Every once in a while, something special crosses your path, and with that, an opportunity presents itself. And so it is with Lafitte De Muze," said Cheryl Olsten. Back in October of 2017, Olsten and her trainer and rider Amanda Steege, who is based at Ashmeadow Farm in Far ...

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SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. —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 ...

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — David Miller flashed a wide smile as he guided Courtly Choice to the winner’s circle after winning the $701,830 Crawford Farms Meadowlands Pace. The monkey was off the Hall of Famer’s back. After 19 failed efforts, Miller finally owned a victory in the Meadowlands ...

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OCEANPORT, N.J. — Forty-four 3-year-olds were extended invitations to the $1 million betfair.com Haskell Invitational on Sunday, July 29, at Monmouth Park. Triple Crown winner, Justify is not on the list. On July 10, Justify’s connections announced that the colt’s training was put on hold with ...

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OCEANPORT, N.J. — Trainer Jorge Navarro tied his own record with five winners on the July 8 Monmouth Park card, falling short of setting a new mark only because his other starter on the day finished third. The track’s leading trainer with 35 wins from 86 starters, Navarro matched the record for ...

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Stay Hungry and Courtly Choice were the winners of the eliminations for the Crawford Farms Meadowlands Pace on July 7 at the Meadowlands. “(The trip) worked out great and he got the job done,” said Doug McNair, who guided Stay Hungry to victory in the first elim. “The ...

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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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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.  There are seats opening up starting in July ...

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Irish Strait Wins, Irish War Cry Pulled Up OCEANPORT, N.J. — ”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 ...

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RINGOES, N.J. — 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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OCEANPORT, NJ — Governor Phil Murphy officially ushered in sports betting in New Jersey when he made the initial wager at Monmouth Park  on June 14. Governor Murphy, an avid soccer fan who has called ESPN’s “Sportscenter” his favorite show, placed the first bet  — $20 on Germany to win the World ...

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TRENTON, N.J. — 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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ELMONT, N.Y. — 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 ...

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ELMONT, N.Y. — 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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Publishers Note: As regular readers already know, TAPinto Holmdel and Colts Neck has a fantastic section called Horses. We are in Colts Neck, for goodness sakes! Our Horse Section partner Lillian Shupe and her team of talent content providers offer you news you simply can't get anywhere. With an ...

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UPPER FREEHOLD, N.J. — New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher and other state and local officials celebrated the Month of the Horse on June 8 with a visit to Fair Winds Farm where they toured the farm and the Hogan Equine Clinic. Governor Philip Murphy signed a proclamation ...

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TRENTON, N.J. — 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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LANGLEY, Canada —A young rider from new Jersey lead the U.S. team to victory in the Children’s Nation Cup competition at the Langley Odlum Brown BC Open on June 2. The U.S. competed against fellow North American countries Canada and Mexico. Led by Chef d’Equipe DiAnn Langer, the Children’s Team ...

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THREE BRIDGES, N.J. — 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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