Horses

August 2, 2018

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — A lone filly is set to challenge 17 3-year-old trotting colts in the 93rd Hambletonian Stakes to be contested at the Meadowlands Racetrack on Saturday, Aug. 4. There will be two elimination heats to trim the field to 10 for the $1 million final later that ...

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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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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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WAYNE, Ill. — New Jersey riders and their horses made the trek to Illinois for the 2018 National Dressage Pony Cup (NDPC) and Small Horse Championship Show, held July 20-22. A perennial winner at the Pony Cup, Lauren Chumley of Pittstown, N.J. added yet more wins to her resume. On day one, she ...

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LEXINGTON, Ky. —James Duffey, 18, and his American Mustang, "Star Spangled Dunes," accomplished their goals for the 2018 Extreme Mustang Makeover. The event was held at the Kentucky Horse Park in late June with the competing horses going to new homes at the conclusion. Duffey competed last ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. —The Adequan®/FEI North American Youth Championships presented by Gotham North (NAYC) for jumping kicks off at Old Salem Farm on Aug. 1, where the country’s top young equestrians will compete for team and individual Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) medals. NAYC ...

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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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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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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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PITTSTOWN, N.J. — Lisa Schmidt, a United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Senior ('S') Dressage Judge has been approved as the newest member of the USDF L Program Faculty, the United States Dressage Federation announced recently. Schmidt operates out of Dutch Valley Equestrian in Pittstown, ...

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BEDMINSTER TWP., N.J. — 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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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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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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WILKES BARRE, Pa. — He’s the richest Standardbred ever with more than $7.5 million in career earnings and reached another milestone — career win 100. At Harrah's Philadelphia on July 8, Driver Yannick Gingras used the rail to maximum effect with the 14-year-old, encouraging enough speed out of ...

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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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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, N.J. — 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 ...

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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, N.J. — The tradition continued at the Mars Essex Horse Trials with the successful revival of the second competition, June 23 and 24, following a 19-year absence. This June also marked 50 years since the event was founded by the Haller Family at their Hoopstick Fam. Australia's Ryan ...

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FAR HILLS, N.J. — 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, 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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LONG VALLEY, N.J.— The fourth of 10 Regional Training Sessions for the 2018 Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund/USHJA Emerging Athletes Program got underway on June 18 at Centenary University’s equestrian center in Long Valley, N.J. Olympian Joe Fargis is leading the clinic with 24 riders ...

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FAR HILLS, N.J. — Moorland Farm provides a venue unlike any other, open just two weekends a year in providing the rare ability to get behind the gates at one of Somerset County's most majestic properties. The Mars Essex Horse Trials & Family Country Weekend takes this VIP access even further ...

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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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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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MONROE TWP., N.J. — James Duffey, 18 of Garwood, drove his 2014 mustang through the doors of the Tractor Supply in Monroe Township, N.J. on Tuesday, June 12, about 12:30 p.m. But it isn't what you think. Duffey is a lot like other high school Seniors. He likes to go out with his friends for a ...

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GALLOWAY, N.J. — Dr. Kerri Sowers, DPT, PhD(c), NCS, has been named to the Fédération Équestre Internationale (FEI) Classification Working Group. The FEI, founded in 1921, is the sole controlling authority for all international equestrian events in Dressage and Para-Equestrian Dressage, Jumping, ...

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BEDMINSTER TWP., N.J. — The stable complex at Hamilton Farm, the long time home of the United States Equestrian team is now listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. According to www.uset.org: The original farm dates back to 1911, when Wall Street financier James Cox Brady ...

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