Horses

July 22, 2019

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. — 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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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — When Joe Barbera’s father saw a friend that knew nothing about horses end up as a partner on 1974 Cane Pace winner Boyden Hanover, he told his sons, “If he could do good, we could do good with a horse.” The comment launched Barbera’s career as an owner himself. “That’s ...

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OCEANPORT, N.J. — When Bob Baffert looks to extend his record for victories in the TVG.Com Haskell Invitational to nine on July 20, the Hall of Fame trainer will likely do so in an unfamiliar position. Six of his previous eight Haskell winners have gone off as the favorite in Monmouth Park’s ...

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HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. — Management of the College Preparatory Invitational (CPI) announced that Heather Clark, co-coach of the Centenary University equestrian team and assistant professor of equine science, will serve as clinician and CPI “Hire-a-Coach” at the New Jersey Horse Show. CPI New Jersey is ...

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The stage is set for a glamour division grudge match. Captain Crunch and Bettor’s Wish — the 1-2 finishers in the North America Cup in  — will go at it again next week in the $682,000 Crawford Farms Meadowlands Pace Final for 3-year-olds after both emerged victorious in ...

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RINGOES, N.J. — The eighth anniversary of the hunt seat Alumni Tournament of Champions, took place on June with the hunt seat at Briarwood Farm in Ringoes, N.J, and the western side at Miami University Equestrian Center in Oxford, Ohio. Hunt seat riders were competing in eight various classes to ...

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OCEANPORT, N.J. — As a fast-rising star in the 3-year-old ranks, King for a Day has earned a shot at proving himself on a bigger stage, trainer Todd Pletcher said. That stage appears as if it will be the July 20 TVG.com Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park, which would set up a second showdown ...

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COLTS NECK, N.J. — There is something exquisitely grand happening in Colts Neck, on County Road 537, situated across the street from Due Process Golf Course. The construction has brought curiosity to many driving by watching the century-old equestrian property’s transformation over the last two ...

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NEW ORLEANS, La. — The 2019 U.S. Saddle Seat Young Riders Stripes Team secured all four gold medals and gained valuable experience in international competition at the 2019 U.S. Saddle Seat Invitational Test Event in New Orleans, La. Among the team riders was Hallie Ricci of Allentown, ...

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OCEANPORT, N.J. — Ray’swarrior extended his impressive form spree since being switched back to the dirt five races ago, going gate to wire and easily outclassing the field on the way to a four-length victory in the $75,000 Rumson Stakes at Monmouth Park on July 4. Since being moved back to the ...

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ALBANY, N.Y. — Both houses in the New York State Legislature have passed the Farm Laborers Fair Labor Practices Act which will apply to horse farm workers. S.6578, sponsored by Senator Jessica Ramos, grants collective bargaining rights, workers’ compensation, and unemployment benefits to farm ...

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WANTAGE, N.J. — The second of ive benefit horse trail rides and camping at Lusscroft Farm will be held July 13. The other rides will be held Aug. 3, Aug. 31 and Oct. 5 Riders must bring their own horse and come feel the magic riding on the Lusscroft Farm marked trail system and fields. Enjoy ...

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WANTAGE, N.J. — The second of ive benefit horse trail rides and camping at Lusscroft Farm will be held July 13. The other rides will be held Aug. 3, Aug. 31 and Oct. 5 Riders must bring their own horse and come feel the magic riding on the Lusscroft Farm marked trail system and fields. Enjoy ...

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TEWKSBURY TWP., N.J. — Mane Stream was a host facility for the American Hippotherapy Association, Inc. Hippotherapy Treatment Principles Part II June 13 to 16. Ten therapists from around the world (including Canada and Chile) spent four days learning from AHA, Inc. faculty Gina Taylor, MS, OT, ...

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OCEANPORT, N.J. — Unbeaten Valiance continued to live up to her lofty yearling price, swinging out from a stalking trip in mid-stretch and going on to 1¼-length victory in the $75,000 Open Mind Stakes at Monmouth Park on June 30. A $650,000 yearling purchase, the Todd Pletcher-trained filly ...

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OCEANPORT, N.J. — The second half of a wide-open 3-year-old season will begin in earnest with the 52nd edition of TVG.com Haskell Invitational on Saturday, July 20, with 52 horses receiving invitations to Monmouth Park’s showcase race, as announced today by director of racing and racing secretary ...

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ALLENTOWN, N.J. — Joanna Ricci, of Allentown, N.J. will receive the 2019 $1000 Sweet Karen Scholarship which is designed to assist graduates of HHYF programs. Entering her junior year this fall at University of Kentucky and studying Equine Science and Management, Ricci is also busy this summer ...

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OCEANPORT, N.J. — The second half of a wide-open 3-year-old season will begin in earnest with the 52nd edition of TVG.com Haskell Invitational on Saturday, July 20, with 52 horses receiving invitations to Monmouth Park’s showcase race, as announced today by director of racing and racing secretary ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — Dr. Carey A. Williams, Associate Extension Specialist in the Department of Animal Sciences at Rutgers University, and Associate Director of Extension at the Rutgers Equine Science Center, was awarded The American Feed Industry Association’s Award for Equine Nutrition ...

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VIDEO-Galloping Ahead: Copper Hill Stables with Happy Tails Therapeutic Riding, Raise the Equestrian Stakes, Drawing on the Roots of Historic Colts Neck    COLTS NECK, NJ: There is something exquisitely grand happening in Colts Neck, on County Road 537, situated across the street from Due ...

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  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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