Horses

December 10, 2018

RARITAN TWP., N.J. — Little Annie is a miniature horse who helps children suffering from trauma. She also stars in Little Horse Big Medicine, which won a Winnie Award at the 2018 Equus Film Festival held in Brooklyn, N.Y.  from Nov. 30 to Dec. 2. The story is told from Annie’s point of view as she ...

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TRENTON, N.J. — Take A Wish has been named the New Jersey Sire Stakes Horse of the Year for 2018. The award, which is voted annually by the New Jersey Sire Stakes Board of Trustees, is based solely on performances in races for New Jersey-sired horses, including NJSS-sponsored races and other ...

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TRENTON, N.J. — The New Jersey Racing Commission is accepting comments on proposed rules regarding sports wagering at racetracks and former racetracks in New Jersey. On June 11, Gov. Phil Murphy signed Assembly Bill 4111, allowing sports betting at New Jersey casinos and racetracks for certain ...

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MONTICELLO, N.Y. — Name a committee, executive board or organization in all of harness racing, and chances are that Moira Fanning has served on it — well. In fact, her name has become synonymous with getting the job done in the Standardbred sport. On Dec. 2, United States Harness Writer’s ...

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UPPER MARLBORO, Md. — Danielle N. Robinson, of Hainesport, N.J., got off to a rough start at the seventh Mid-Atlantic Equitation Festival held at the Show Place Arena in Upper Marlboro, Md., Nov. 15 to 18. However, she was all smiles as she exited the indoor ring aboard Juilliard after winning ...

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ATLANTA, Ga. — The Asian longhorned tick (Haemaphysalis longicornis) has been found in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania and several other states since its discovery in 2017, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’ Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report released on Nov.

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NEW YORK CITY & NEW JERSEY — The famed Budweiser Clydesdales will be in the area through early December. According to the Budweiser website, the original Clydesdales were a gift to August A. Busch, Sr. to commemorate the repeal of the Prohibition. Since 1933, the eight-horse hitch has been ...

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FINDLAY, Ohio — Maura Cherny of Cazenovia, N.Y. was named reserve champion at the 2018 Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund/USHJA Emerging Athletes Program National Training Session, hosted by The University of Findlay, Nov. 9-13, in Findlay, Ohio. On the final day of the session, after watching each ...

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LAFAYETTE, N.J. — Shya Beth, 17, is a horse lover, artist, writer and philanthropist. Her latest project is Art Of The Horse Saves A Horse. In this venture, Beth has recruited artists from all over the world to immortalize rescue horses and then the work is sold with half of the proceeds going to ...

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – She’s done all she can do. Now, she hopes the Horse of the Year voters are in her corner. Shartin N became the first older pacing female to earn $1 million in a single season by taking the $175,000 TVG Mares Pace in 1:50.3 in a dominant performance over a sloppy track at ...

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TVG Finals Also Feature Matchups OF This Year's Top Horses EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Saturday night, Nov. 24, the place to be for an end of the year stakes-season sendoff spectacular card of harness racing is at the showcase of the sport, the Meadowlands. Speaking of sendoffs, Big M enthusiasts ...

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WACO, Texas — The National Collegiate Equestrian Association announced the last Farnam Team Rankings of the fall season for collegiate equestrian, as determined by the NCEA Selection Committee. Auburn remained in the top position where they have been since the 2018 Preseason Poll. SMU holds ...

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TRENTON, N.J. — Racing dates for 2019 are on the agenda for the Nov. 21 meeting of the New Jersey Racing Commission. On Oct. 11 The Meadowlands announced it would only apply for 68 live racing dates, down from this year’s 90 racing days. However, at the request of the New Jersey Racing ...

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RARITAN TWP., N.J. — Annie is a little horse who helps troubled children who need to re-find joy in their lives.She also has a big dream, for her and her friends to have a permanent home. Annie is also the star of Little Horse, Big Medicine a short film that will be shown at the Equus Film ...

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Ava Lindsay UPPER MARLBORO, Md. — The Mid-Atlantic Equitation Festival, presented by County Saddlery, remained unfazed by the northern winter storm and opened the Indoor ring to competitors early Friday morning at the Show Place Arena in Upper Marlboro Md., for the first classes of MAEF ...

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — NY Jets wide receiver, Quincy Enunwa will host a U.S. Marine Toys For Tots Holiday Toy Drive on Monday, Dec. 3 at Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment.  Enunwa will meet and greet guests who bring a new unwrapped toy to donate. FOX5 Sportscaster Tina Cervasio will emcee ...

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HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. — How far can an Appaloosa horse take you? For one New Jersey teen — all the way to the Czech Republic. Alexis Grogan, a high school senior from Hackettstown, N.J., has been an active member of the Appaloosa Horse Club since 2013. “This year through the club, I was selected ...

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OCEANPORT, N.J. — Trainer J. Willard Thompson, a Monmouth Park mainstay for more than 50 years, passed away Saturday night after a lengthy illness. He was 83. Born in Atlanta, Ga. in 1935 Thompson got his start in racing as a steeplechase rider before switching to training in the early 1960s. He ...

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Two members from New Jersey won first place in their competitions at the Eastern National 4-H Horse Roundup. In the Horse Bowl competition, Anthony Leone of Somerset County was the high point individual while the New Jersey team finished as reserve champions. In Horse Bowl, ...

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Horse Council is seeking help from equestrians to help move two bipartisan bills through Congress which would improve access to land for riding, as well as other recreation. The first, the Restore Our Parks Act (S. 3172) would supports the National Park Service ...

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — It was a case of too close to call in the Kindergarten Classic for filly pacers on a card that featured four Kindergarten finals for 2-year-olds at the Meadowlands on Nov. 3. Odds On St Lucie and Michelon’s Filly finished in a dead heat in the $148,700 event in a mile ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — The Rutgers Equine Science Center will host its 2018 “Evening of Science & Celebration” on Thursday, November 8 from 6:00 – 9:00 pm at the Cook Student Center in New Brunswick, N.J. The event is being sponsored by Mid-Atlantic Equine Medical Center. The Evening of ...

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WACO, Texas — The National Collegiate Equestrian Association on Tuesday announced the latest Farnam Team Rankings for collegiate equestrian, as determined by the NCEA Selection Committee. The top 4 spots remain the same in this week's poll with Auburn coming in at No. 1. Texas A&M at No. 2, ...

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STONE  TAVERN, N.J. — The Horse Park of New Jersey at Stone Tavern, Inc. officially dedicated the Gwen Stableford Winners Circle on Oct. 28. The Winners Circle is located in the paddock area of the park, between the east and west show rings. Work on the area was completed earlier this year and ...

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ALLENTOWN, N.J. — A competition like the Garden State Driving Event takes a small army of volunteers to happen and armies need to be fed. As Hospitality chair, Janine Howley has been the one to make sure officials and volunteers have lunches and nobody goes hungry at the Saturday night ...

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TRENTON, N.J. — On Oct. 22 a bill that would add tick control to the duties of the mosquito commissions was voted out of committee. The Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee voted 5-0 with one abstention to send Assembly Bill No. 4459 to the full Assembly. The bill is sponsored ...

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FAR HILLS, N.J. — Irish eyes were smiling brightly at the 98th running of the Far Hills Races on Oct. 20. Irish-bred horses won four of seven races, and those which were not born in the Emerald Isle were trained or ridden by people with Irish backgrounds. To kick things off, British-bred ...

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CREAM RIDGE, N.J. — The Standardbred Retirement Foundation's feed bucket challenge is underway. Through Nov. 4 at midnight, Mc Cauley Bros., will match every dollar with their quality feed up to $7,000.  A pound of grain averages about $.75 to $1.25. For the healthy SRF horse during the ...

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BASKING RIDGE, N.J. — Lord Stirling Stable hosted the third N.J. 4-H Benefit Hunter Pace on Sunday, Oct. 21. Despite chilly and blustery conditions dozens of riders took to the trails. The Hunter Pace follows a well-marked course 6 to 8 miles in length with more than 30 fences up to 3’ in ...

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FAR HILLS, N.J. — When Caldbeck, won the Far Hills Races’ $50,000 Gladstone Stakes for three-year-old he made history. It was not because he won by 11 1/2-length victory but because he was the first time spectators could cash wining pari-mutuel tickets on any race. Caldbeck paid his backers ...

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