Horses

November 15, 2018

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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LEXINGTON, Ky. — All equestrians know that life with horses can be an emotional roller coaster. Riders from New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York rode that roller coaster all the way the US Dressage Finals presented by Adequan, held Nov. 8-11 in Lexington, Ky. “With all the ups come some pretty ...

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Racing fans will be able to come out and visit with the richest Standardbred of all time, the great Foiled Again, on Saturday, Nov. 24. The veteran superstar will be posing for selfies in the Backyard during live racing and there will also be a special commemorative ...

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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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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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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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NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — The Rutgers Equine Science Center presented the latest progress in equine research at its “Evening of Science & Celebration” on Nov. 8. Dr. Burt Staniar from Pennsylvania State University was the keynote speaker and talked about how the type of feed given to horses ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — The Rutgers Equine Science Center presented the annual Gold Medal Horse Farm honors to John Crater and Mortonhouse Farm in Long Valley, N.J. at its 2018 “Evening of Science & Celebration” on Nov. 8 The award, part of the New Jersey Equine Environmental Stewardship ...

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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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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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LEXINGTON, Ky. — It’s hard to miss New Jersey’s Alice Tarjan and Candescent when they enter the ring, and the elegant black Hanoverian mare’s extravagant movement and mistake-free performance caught the attention of not only spectators but also the judges on the first day of the 2018 US Dressage ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — Kennis “Buttons” Fairfax, a renowned horseshow judge and clinician from Westfield, N.J. was presented with the 2019 “Spirit of the Horse Award” at the Rutgers Equine Science Center’s  “Evening of Science & Celebration” on Nov. 8.  Former Governor and current New Jersey ...

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LEXINGTON, Ky. — US Equestrian is accepting applications for the 2019 U.S. Saddle Seat Young Riders Team. During years that the Saddle Seat World Cup competition is not held, members of the Young Rider Team will be eligible to represent the United States in other international competitions, whether ...

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LEXINGTON, Ky. — M. Michael Meller and Gallagher/Meller Sport Horses presented this year's M. Michael Meller Style of Riding Award to Molly Ashe Cawley at the National Horse Show, held, Oct. 27-Nov. 4 in Lexington, Ky. The M. Michael Meller Style of Riding Award is presented to the rider who ...

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LEXINGTON, Ky. —  Champion and five-time Grade 1 winner Lady Eli, in foal to leading sire War Front, sold for $4.2 million at Keeneland’s 2018 November Breeding Stock Sale on Nov. 6. John Sikura’s Hill ‘n’ Dale both consigned and purchased Lady Eli, a 6-year-old daughter of Divine Park regarded ...

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HARRISBURG, Pa. — Leslie Schillat of Malvern, Pa. made her debut in the North American League (NAL) National Finals a winning one. After a year of earning points to qualify, riders headed to the 2018 finals at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show, held Oct. 11-20, 2018, in Harrisburg, Pa. The ...

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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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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — New York-based connections celebrated in four of Future Stars Friday's five races led by jockey Joel Rosario who scored wins in the Tito's Handmade Vodka Juvenile Fillies and featured Sentient Jet Juvenile on opening day of the Breeders' Cup from Churchill Downs in Louisville, ...

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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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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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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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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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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The 35th Breeders’ Cup is being staged at Churchill Downs on Friday Nov. 2 and Saturday Nov. 3. There is $28 million of prize money up for grabs over the 14 Breeders’ Cup races at the home of the Kentucky Derby. You can wager on the Breeders’ Cup online with TVG and they will ...

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WILKES-BARRE Pa. — The fields for the Breeders Crown are set after eliminations were held on Oct. 19 and 20. Before the Breeders Crown eliminations at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono started, Ontario driver Bob McClure had never participated in the prestigious championship series. Now he’s ...

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FAR HILLS, NJ - A field tucked away in a small suburban neighborhood in New Jersey might be the last place outsiders would expect to find one of the most prestigious steeplechase events. But for the 40,000 attendees – many of whom attend year after year – the Far Hills Race Meeting is no secret; ...

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FAR HILLS, NJ — 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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FAR HILLS, NJ – State, County and local law enforcement agencies plan a coordinated crackdown on underage drinking at Saturday's Far Hills Race Meeting. Police will conduct identification checks of underage individuals suspected of drinking alcoholic beverages on the race grounds. Those ...

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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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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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STONE TAVERN, N.J. — The sport of combined driving will take over the Horse Park of New Jersey, Oct. 12 to 14. All three days are open to spectators but the highlight is marathon day on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 9:30 a.m. to about 2 p.m. Tailgating spaces are available for $50 each with funds ...

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