Horses

October 15, 2018

UPPER MARLBORO, MD —The Mid-Atlantic Equitation Festival, presented by County Saddlery, will be celebrating its seventh anniversary this year at the Showplace Arena in Upper Marlboro, Md, from Nov. 16 to 18. As one of the most celebrated events in equestrian competition, MAEF has continued to ...

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LEXINGTON, Ky. — A junior rider from Pennsylvania won the barrel racing division at the Retired Racehorse Project’s Thoroughbred Makeover. Jade Wirick, of Windber, Pa. and Miss Classy posted the fastest times in all three runs, competing against professionals, adult amateurs and other ...

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A bill that would provide $20 million to boost purses sits in committee EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The Meadowlands announced it would apply for 68 live racing dates for the 2019 and the Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association is not happy about it. The track must submit its date requests ...

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POHATCONG TWP., N.J. — Mylestone Equine Rescue held its 19th Open House on Oct. 7. The horses at Mylestone are not just any horses — they are all rescued horses who once faced cruelty, starvation, the auction, or slaughter. Many have special needs. Funds raised from a silent auction, ...

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RARITAN TWP. N.J. — A group of young riders directly impacted by breast cancer, has been working to raise funds and awareness about the disease. Four years ago the Pink Ladies was formed by members of the Round Valley Riders 4-H club in Hunterdon County after one of the members’ mother was ...

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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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TRENTON, N.J. — A bill that would appropriate $20 million to boost horse racing in New Jersey was introduced on Sept. 24. Sponsored by Senator Vin Gopal of District 11 in Monmouth County, home to Monmouth Park, and Senator Paul A. Sarlo, District 36, which includes, Bergen County, home of the ...

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TRENTON, N.J. — A bill that would eliminate the sales tax on horse stall rental is now in the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee. The bill was introduced on Feb. 1 in the New Jersey Assembly by Ronald Dancer. It passed the Assembly in early June and was introduced in the Senate in late ...

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LIBERTY TWP., N.J. — A horse that was found wandering in the township on Sept. 8 has has been reunited with his owner. The black gelding had no halter on and nothing to help identify him. He was taken in by Keith Klinger, who found him on Danville Mountain Road at about 11:30 that ...

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FAR HILLS, N.J. — For the first time in its nearly century-long history, the Far Hills Race Meeting will offer pari-mutuel wagering on all of its races on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018. With the introduction of wagering, Far Hills Race Meeting delivers on a long-held promise, pairing betting with its ...

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WACO, Texas — Auburn University will kick off the 2018-19 The National Collegiate Equestrian Association on season ranked No. 1 in the preseason national team rankings, as determined by the NCEA Selection Committee. The 2018-19 collegiate equestrian season officially begins on Thursday, Sept.

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ASBURY, NJ — 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 fair ...

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FREEHOLD, NJ - 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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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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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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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, N.J. — 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, N.J. — 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 ...

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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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