Northeast Region

News and features for Northeastern farm owners, racehorse owners, and breeders

  • Linda Rice at the 2017 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga New York Bred sale

    NYTHA Elects First Female Vice Presidents

    The New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association Board of Directors held its meeting Dec. 12, and one of its first orders of business was to name trainer/director Linda Rice as First Vice President, and Tina Marie Bond as Second Vice President.

  • Aqueduct Cancels Due to High Winds

    The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) has canceled live racing at Aqueduct Racetrack for Dec. 13 due to sustained high winds forecast to continue through the afternoon in the New York City metropolitan area. 

  • Eurico Da Silva was the meet's leading jockey with 203 wins

    McKnight, Da Silva Lead Woodbine Meet

    Leavem in Malibu scored in the Valedictory Stakes (G3) for Mark Casse, who finished second in the Woodbine trainer standings for the first time in over a decade as Norm McKnight took the lead with a five-win performance Dec. 10.

  • New York Veterinarian Suspended, Fined

    A New York veterinarian has been suspended and fined after he allegedly improperly provided the drug albuterol to a licensed owner without examining the horse and for using a fictitious name of the horse in connection with the incident.

  • Massachusetts Reduces Thoroughbreds' Cut of Fund

    The Massachusetts Gaming Commission voted Dec. 7 to approve a revision in the percentage split of the state's Horse Racing Development Fund that will strip money from the Thoroughbred horsemen and redirect to it to Standardbreds.

  • Jose Ortiz celebrates after winning Breeders' Cup Juvenile on Good Magic

    Ortiz Expected to Quickly Bounce Back From Knee Surgery

    Jose Ortiz, a top candidate for the Eclipse Award as the outstanding jockey in North America, should return to competition sooner than expected after undergoing minor knee surgery Dec. 5 at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York.

  • Joseph Appelbaum is the new president of the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association

    Joseph Appelbaum Elected NYTHA President

    The New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association announced the results of its 2017 election for president and Board of Directors Dec. 5. Joseph Appelbaum, running unopposed, was elected to his first term as president.

  • Catholic Boy draws clear in the Remsen Stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack

    Catholic Boy Relishes Switch to Dirt in Remsen

    Catholic Boy, a More Than Ready 2-year-old colt trained by Jonathan Thomas for Robert LaPenta, turned on his engine in the stretch and motored away to a decisive 4 3/4-length score in the Remsen Stakes (G2) at Aqueduct Racetrack Dec. 2

  • Wonder Gadot takes the Demoiselle Stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack

    Wonder Gadot Rebounds in Demoiselle

    Sixth last out after being checked in the stretch of the 14 Hands Winery Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1), Gary Barber's Wonder Gadot found herself back in the winner's circle after the Demoiselle Stakes (G2) at Aqueduct Racetrack Dec. 2.

  • Sharp Azteca wins the Cigar Mile Handicap by 5 1/4 lengths at Aqueduct Racetrack

    Sharp Azteca Rolls to Cigar Mile Score

    Ivan Rodriguez's 4-year-old son of Freud landed his first top-level score for trainer Jorge Navarro with a 5 1/4-length victory over Mind Your Biscuits in the $750,000 Cigar Mile Handicap Presented by NYRA Bets (G1) Dec. 2 at Aqueduct Racetrack.

  • Indulgent wins the Go for Wand Handicap at Aqueduct Racetrack

    Indulgent Makes the Grade in Go For Wand

    Godolphin Racing's Indulgent notched her first graded stakes triumph Dec. 2 at Aqueduct Racetrack as she battled for the early lead, drew clear in the stretch, and held on for a length victory in the Go for Wand Handicap (G3).

  • Cigar Mile Coverage Set for Fox Sports 2, MSG+

    Highlighted by coverage of the grade 1 Cigar Mile, presented by NYRA Bets, Aqueduct Live returns to the national airwaves on Saturday from 3-4:30 p.m. (ET) on FOX Sports 2 (FS2) with regional coverage in the New York area provided by MSG+.

  • Catholic Boy training on the Del Mar main track ahead of the Breeders' Cup

    Catholic Boy to Try Dirt in Remsen

    Catholic Boy is still growing and developing, so without a big turf target late in the year, his connections are going to find out if he is a dirt horse in the $250,000 Remsen Stakes (G2) Dec. 2 at Aqueduct Racetrack.

  • Sharp Azteca training for the Breeders' Cup at Del Mar

    Sharp Azteca Seeks Elusive Grade 1 in Cigar Mile

    A three-time runner-up in grade 1 events, the elusive top-level prize will once again be on the table Dec. 2, when Sharp Azteca takes on Mind Your Biscuits and Practical Joke in the Cigar Mile Handicap Presented by NYRA Bets (G1).

  • Sharp Azteca at Del Mar, where he finished second in the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile

    Sharp Azteca Breezes for Cigar Mile

    Gelfenstein Farm's multiple graded stakes winner Sharp Azteca turned in a six-furlong breeze Nov. 25 at Gulfstream Park West, his final work ahead of the $750,000 Cigar Mile Handicap presented by NYRA Bets (G1) coming up Dec. 2 at Aqueduct Racetrack.

  • Control Group wins the Discovery Stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack

    Control Group All the Way in Discovery Stakes

    Making his graded stakes debut for owners Michael Dubb and David Simon, Control Group went straight to the lead and never relinquished to win the $200,000 Discovery Stakes (G3) for 3-year-olds Nov. 25 at Aqueduct Racetrack.

  • Irish War Cry won the 2017 Wood Memorial Stakes presented by NYRA Bets

    Busy Stakes Schedule Planned for Aqueduct

    Aqueduct Racetrack's 2018 Winter and Spring meets will feature 51 stakes worth more than $7 million in purses, highlighted by the Big A's traditional spring showcase, the Grade 2, $750,000 Wood Memorial on April 7.

  • Win the War surges ahead of Grace and Dignity to win the Glorious Song Stakes in the Woodbine stretch

    Win the War Dominates Glorious Song Stakes

    Win the War waited patiently to make her move around fading favorite Grace and Dignity, who set a quick early pace, and drew off to a 11 1/4-length win in the $100,000 Glorious Song Stakes at Woodbine. 

  • Fire Away wins the Artie Schiller Stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack

    Fire Away on the Mark in Artie Schiller

    Phipps Stable's homebred Fire Away overtook Monster Bea in the stretch and outkicked his rival by a length to post his first win in more than a year when he captured the $150,000 Artie Schiller Stakes Nov. 18 at Aqueduct Racetrack.

  • NYTHA president Rick Violette Jr.

    NYTHA Says Split Sample Program Has Started

    In a release sent to members, the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association said a split sample program for horsemen racing at New York Racing Association tracks started with opening day of the Aqueduct Racetrack fall meet Nov. 3.

  • Phil Serpe

    Wingman Gives Trainer Serpe Milestone Win

    Chester and Mary Broman's Wingman rallied from eighth to post a clear victory in the final race at Aqueduct Racetrack Nov. 9, giving veteran trainer Phil Serpe the 1,000th victory of his career.

  • Avery Island takes the Nashua by 4 3/4 lengths at Aqueduct Racetrack

    Avery Island Spurts Away in Nashua Stakes

    Godolphin homebred Avery Island recovered from being bumped at the start and kicked clear in the deep stretch to secure a win in the $200,000 Nashua Stakes (G2) at Aqueduct Racetrack Nov. 5.

  • Arles wins the Long Island Handicap

    Arles Leads All the Way in Long Island

    After running second in four straight races, Arles (FR) found her way back to the winner's circle when she took the lead going into the first turn and never looked back in the Nov. 4 $200,000 Long Island Handicap (G3T). 

  • Daisy wins the Tempted Stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack

    Daisy Draws Clear in Tempted Stakes

    Making her second career start and graded stakes debut for Fox Hill Farms and trainer John Servis, Daisy drew off to a 4 3/4-length score in the $150,000 Tempted Stakes (G3) Nov. 3 at Aqueduct Racetrack.