Horses

August 20, 2019

THREE BRIDGES, N.J. — Thanks to Aravind Krishnan, a member of Boy Scout Troop 489 the horses of Spring Reins of Life have a new place to seek shelter from the weather. For his Eagle Scout project he raised funds and built a new shelter for the horses so they could have access to more pasture ...

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TEWKSBURY TWP., N.J. — The Tewksbury Trail place will return to the Hill & Dale Preserve on Sept.15 and is expected to attract 150 equestrians.. The ride will benefit the Ten Mile Trail Initiative. The initiative is a cooperative effort between the Tewksbury Land Trust (TLT), NJ Conservation ...

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OCEANPORT, N.J. — Drenched in water and covered in baby powder and shaving cream, all courtesy of her fellow Monmouth Park jockeys, Maria Maysonett was able to wipe away all but one thing Saturday: Her smile. The 23-year-old apprentice jockey notched her first victory in the United States when ...

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LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Miss Rodeo America 2019 Taylor McNair will be visiting New Jersey in September. McNair was crowned Miss Rodeo America 2019 on Dec. 9, 2018 at the Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas. The 23 year-old from Learned. Miss. is the third Miss Rodeo Mississippi to wear the coveted crown. In ...

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GLADSTONE, N.J. — Hunter action returned to the main arena on Aug. 15 for another day of competition at Monmouth at the Team, featuring the $10,000 Bobcat Derby, sponsored by The Nature Conservancy. Located at historic Hamilton Farm, former home of the United States Equestrian Team (USET) and ...

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ALBANY, N.Y. — According to the Equine Disease Communications Center website, New York reported the state’s first case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis in 2019 According to the website: The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets confirmed a case of EEE in Oswego County. The horse ...

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EAST AMWELL TWP., N.J. — Hunterdon County’s two 4-H horse clubs will be busy at the Hunterdon County 4-H & Agricultural Fair, Aug. 21-25 at the Roger K. Everitt Fairgrounds on Route 179 just south of Ringoes. There are two horse clubs in Hunterdon County — Centaurs and Round Valley Riders.

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RED BANK, N.J. — Red Bank resident, Heather Wallace will be working for the second year as an official and photographer for the Gobi Desert Cup, Aug. 27 to Sept. 6 starting in the capital of Ulaanbaatar and traveling through the Gobi Desert. Wallace is the writer and photographer for the blog, ...

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COLTS NECK, N.J. — Jamie Baldanza, a wild mustang advocate, equine photographer, and filmmaker is using her talents to better the lives of horses. Baldanza will be traveling to Mongolia to film a short film or documentary of The Gobi Desert Cup Aug. 27 to Sept. 6. She also recently teamed up ...

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GLADSTONE, N.J. — Monmouth at the Team kicked off at Hamilton Farm, home of the United States Equestrian Team (USET) Foundation headquarters, Aug. 12 and runs through Aug.19. A special exhibition is scheduled for Friday afternoon, Aug. 16 before the $5,000 Welcome Stake, sponsored by Equine ...

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Husband And Wife Jockeys Ride On Same Card At Monmouth Park OCEANPORT, N.J. — Despite having ridden in nearly 6,900 races during his 25-year career, jockey Francisco Maysonett said he was as nervous as he has ever been for a race prior to the 13th race on Monmouth Park’s card on Aug. 11. The ...

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The curtain came down on the Meadowlands’ 2019 Championship Meeting on Hambletonian Day (Aug. 3), ending a seven-month run that would be the envy of any track operator. Total handle on Hambo Day was up nearly 15 percent over the year before as $6.5 million was pushed ...

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WASHINGTON TWP., N.J. — Dressage Trainer, Michael Barisone has been charged with attempted murder and weapons offenses a day after a shooting was reported at his farm. Barisone, 54, of West Mill Road, Washington Township, was charged in connection with an incident occurring on Aug. 7. Morris ...

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RARITAN TWP., N.J. — A groundhog tested positive for rabies on Aug. 7, 2019 according to the Hunterdon County Board of Health. According to the public health alert issued by the department, the animal was found in the area of: Old Hill Road and Hinkly Road. The groundhog was acting aggressively ...

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Hambletonian Day was to be a day to unfurl Swedish flags at The Meadowlands. Why not? Rising star Marcus Melander started the day with a powerhouse four-horse contingent locked and loaded, taking dead aim at the 3-year-old trotting classic. But when the dust settled, ...

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — David Miller may not be driving one of the more well-known horses in Saturday’s (Aug. 3) Hambletonian at The Meadowlands, but he will be driving for one of the more high-profile owners in the race. Miller will be in the sulky behind Reign Of Honor, who has two wins in 21 ...

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The final Future Wager on the 94th edition of the Hambletonian at The Meadowlands opened its fourth and final pool on Aug. 1. The pool will remain open until Saturday, Aug. 3 at post time of the first elimination and/or heat of the Hambletonian scheduled for Race 8 with a ...

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Millies Possesion looks to stay perfect in what will be her ninth lifetime start on Saturday, Aug. 3 after being installed as the 9-5 morning-line favorite in the Hambletonian Oaks for 3-year-old trotting fillies at the Meadowlands. The daughter of Possess The ...

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The incomparable Ron Burke raised the training dash-win bar to new heights Friday night at the Meadowlands, as the 49-year-old Washington, Pa. native became the first conditioner in harness racing history to record 10,000 career victories. “It’s cool,” said Burke. “The ...

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First Reported Case for New Jersey in 2019 TRENTON, N.J. — An approximately 12-year-old mare in Ocean County is the first reported case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), a serious, mosquito-borne illness in horses, in New Jersey in 2019. Although the horse had been vaccinated against EEE ...

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WASHINGTON, Pa. — Southwind Ozzi is the 2-1 morning line favorite to win the $400,000 final of the Delvin Miller Adios Pace for the Orchids on July 27 at The Meadows, but both he and his trainer, Bill MacKenzie, have endured stormy weather — literally and figuratively — to get there. For ...

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WAYNE, Ill. — Pony fans proved you can beat the heat at the 2019 National Dressage Pony Cup (NDPC) and Small Horse Championship Show, held July 19-21, 2019 at Lamplight Equestrian Center in Wayne, Ill. Leaders after the first round of competition on Friday had to contend with not only soaring ...

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OCEANPORT, N.J. — Mike Farrell of The Associated Press was named the winner of the 2019 Bill Handleman Memorial Award for outstanding overage of last year’s TVG.Com Haskell Invitational. Inaugurated in 2012, the Handleman Award honors outstanding media coverage of the Grade 1 Haskell ...

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OCEANPORT, N.J. — The 52nd running of the Grade1, $1 million TVG.com Haskell Invitational was worth the wait as Gary and Mary West’s Maximum Security held off a relentless Mucho Gusto to re-assert himself as the leader of the 3-year-old division and earn a spot in November’s $6 million Breeders’ ...

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OCEANPORT, N.J. — Monmouth Park canceled all non-stakes races for July 20 and will run several stakes races later in the day. Dennis Drazin, Chairman and CEO of Darby Development, operators of Monmouth Park, on the decision to run an abbreviated remaining schedule on Haskell Day issued the ...

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OCEANPORT, N.J. — With their homebred Bethlehem Road, owners Jeff Bowen of Gryphon Investments, Don Ameche III and Randy Reed and trainer Dee Curry will make their first appearance in a Grade 1 stakes race Saturday and should this horse prevail in the $1 million TVG.com Haskell Invitational at ...

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OCEANPORT, N.J. — Despite the imposing presence of Maximum Security, who crossed the wire first in the Kentucky Derby before being disqualified for interference and also has a home-field advantage at Monmouth Park, a field of seven talented 3-year-olds was drawn Wednesday for the 52nd renewal of ...

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OCEANPORT, N.J. — Triple bug jockey Andrea Rodriguez recorded her first victory in the United States, booting home the late-running Trinni Jean, a 49-1 shot, to win in the third race at Monmouth Park on July 13. The 21-year-old from Canovanas, Puerto Rico, who started her riding career on Jan.

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OCEANPORT, N.J. — Maximum Security galloped on Monday, July 15 as his final prep for next the July 20, $1 million TVG.com Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park. The current probables for the race are Maximum Security, Joevia, King for a Day, Mucho Gusto, Everfast, Spun to Run and Bethlehem ...

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Best In Show's Meadowlands Pace upset caps dream week for Toscano By Mike Farrell, Meadowlands Media EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — What a week for Linda Toscano. On July 7, the trainer gave a gracious acceptance speech at her induction to the Harness Racing Hall of Fame in Goshen, N.Y., and on ...

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