Northeast Region

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

  • Cool Catomine works six furlongs in 1:14 4/5 over the Woodbine turf Aug. 9

    Breeders' Stakes is Round Two for Cool Catomine

    While there won't be a Canadian Triple Crown champion this year, Prince of Wales Stakes winner Cool Catomine will vie for his second jewel of the series in the $400,000 Breeders' Stakes (G3T), the third leg of the Canadian Triple Crown, at Woodbine.

  • March X Press gallops home with her ears pricked in the Bolton Landing Stakes at Saratoga Race Course

    March X Press Unleashed in Bolton Landing

    Golconda Stables' March X Press unleashed an explosive move in deep stretch of the Bolton Landing Stakes at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 16 to pick up her second victory in as many starts for trainer Todd Pletcher.

  • Salty may have a chance to land a top-level score in the Alabama Stakes

    Salty Seeks Breakout Win in Alabama

    After suffering three straight defeats at the hands of the multiple grade 1 winner Abel Tasman, Salty has a chance to snag a top-level score for herself in the 10-furlong Alabama Stakes (G1) at Saratoga Race Course.

  • First Day of Equestricon Successful, Productive

    The Saratoga Springs City Center was buzzing with activity Aug. 14, as the first convention for Thoroughbred racing enthusiasts opened with more than three dozen events on topics ranging from aftercare, to marketing, to the sport's greatest horses.

  • Hip 450, a Tiznow colt, sold for $250,000 for leading consignor Summerfield

    Cairo Prince, Summerfield Top New York-Bred Sale

    Airdrie Stud's Cairo Prince, Francis and Barbara Vanlangendonck's Summerfield, and Vineyard Ventures were leading sire, consignor, and buyer, respectively, by gross at the Aug. 12-13 Fasig-Tipton New York-bred yearling sale in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

  • David Whiteley at Belmont Park in 1979

    Retired Trainer David Whiteley Dead at 73

    David Whiteley, son of Hall of Fame trainer Frank Whiteley and a top trainer in his own right, died in his Camden, S.C., home Aug. 12. He trained top runners Coastal, Waya, Revidere, and Just A Game.

  • The $500,000 paid for a Cairo Prince colt set a record for the sale's highest price

    Curtain Falls on Record Fasig-Tipton New York-Bred Sale

    They saved the best for last during the Fasig-Tipton New York-bred yearling sale, when a son of Cairo Prince was sold for a sale-record price of $500,000 to highlight a session that brought down the curtain on an auction that eclipsed all records.

  • Copper Bullet drew away in the stretch to win the Saratoga Special by four lengths

    Copper Bullet All Business in Saratoga Special

    After a less-than-ideal trip resulted in a second-place finish in the Bashford Manor Stakes (G3), Copper Bullet delivered a professional effort to win the $200,000 Saratoga Special Stakes Presented by Coors Light (G2) Aug. 13.

  • Barbara Banke speaks at The Jockey Club Round Table

    Optimism for Horseracing Integrity Act at Round Table

    The 65th annual Round Table Conference on Matters Pertaining to Racing Aug. 13 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., closed out with an update and a rally cry for legislation that would overhaul oversight of horse racing’s drug testing and medication rules.

  • Manuel Franco celebrates his first Saratoga Race Course grade 1 on World Approval

    World Approval Kicks Clear in Fourstardave

    Dialing back in distance and skimming easily over good turf after a heavy rainstorm Aug. 12 at Saratoga Race Course, veteran World Approval kicked clear to win the $500,000 Fourstardave Handicap (G1T).

  • Pure Silver pulls away in the stretch to win the Adirondack Stakes

    Pure Silver Dominates Adirondack Stakes

    In her first time outside of New York-bred company, Pure Silver showed she was up to the challenge when she shook free of her competition and pulled away to win by 9 1/2 lengths in the Aug. 12 $200,000 Adirondack Stakes (G2). 

  • A Street Boss colt (Hip 546) consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency

    Taylor Made Colts Among Day 2 Hips to Watch

    Two yearlings from Taylor Made Sales Agency and a filly with a timely catalog page update are among the horses to watch during the Aug. 13 second session of the Fasig-Tipton New York-bred yearling sale in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

  • Mind Your Biscuits wins the Belmont Sprint Championship July 8, his most recent start

    Mind Your Biscuits Leaves Summers Wanting More

    On paper, multiple grade 1 winner Mind Your Biscuits' five-furlong breeze in 1:00.45 under regular rider Joel Rosario was one of the best over the Saratoga Race Course's main track on Aug. 11, ranking third-fastest of 18 horses. 

  • Activity was brisk in advance of the Fasig-Tipton New York-bred sale

    Positive Vibe on Eve of New York-Bred Sale

    The barn area at Fasig-Tipton's sale grounds in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., was brimming with activity the morning of Aug. 11 as consignors and buyers went through the paces of inspecting New York-bred yearlings for the sale scheduled for Aug. 12-13.

  • James Gagliano at the Jockey Club Round Table in 2016

    Timely Issues on Tap at This Year's Round Table

    The old "Law & Order" television program used to promote its shows as being "ripped from the headlines," which also serves as a description of this year's Round Table Conference on Matters Pertaining to Racing.

  • Suffolk Downs

    Suffolk Downs to Add Two Racing Days This Year

    Suffolk Downs will add an additional pair of days to the 2017 live racing calendar after track management and the New England affiliate of the HBPA hammered out a deal to fund the purses with money from uncashed parimutuel tickets.

  • Sassy Little Lila flies home 2 1/2 lengths in front of Burma Road at Churchill May 20

    Sassy Little Lila Takes on Boys in Fourstardave

    Sheep Pond Partners and Michael Ryan's Sassy Little Lila will take on the boys as the lone filly in a field of seven entered for the $500,000 Fourstardave Handicap (G1T) Aug. 12 at a mile on the inner turf at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Take Charge Indy, who know stands in the Republic of Korea, at WinStar in 2013

    Take Charge Indy Gets First Black-Type Winner

    Take Charge Indy, the 2012 Florida Derby winner, can boast his first black-type winner after the Kelly Breen-trained Take Charge Paula survived a speed duel and drew off to win the White Clay Creek Stakes at Delaware Park Aug. 9.

  • Dominguez

    Dominguez to Join Saratoga Walk of Fame

    The New York Racing Association today announced the 2017 inductee to the Saratoga Walk of Fame: three-time Eclipse Award-winning jockey Ramon Dominguez. 

  • Renee Dailey with Tom VanMeter at the Saratoga sale

    New Pinhooking Venture Off to Successful Start

    When trainer D. Wayne Lukas signed the ticket for $650,000 during the Aug. 7 opening session of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga selected yearling sale for a son of Union Rags, it marked another big pinhooking score for Renee Dailey and Olin Gentry.

  • Hip 186, an Orb colt, was the Aug. 8 session topper and co-sale topper at $1 million

    Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale Ends on High Note

    They nearly blew the roof off Humphrey S. Finney sales pavilion Aug. 8 as prices soared during the second and final session of the Fasig-Tipton selected yearling sale in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., pushing the overall sale to levels not seen in years.

  • Hip 45, a Curlin colt, was the Aug. 7 session topper

    Curlin Colt Tops Strong First Session of Saratoga Sale

    Coming into the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga selected yearling sale, there was a feel-good buzz on the sale grounds, and the first session did not disappoint, with across-the-board gains in the key statistical categories and a decline in the buy-back rate.

  • NYRA Bets Reports Increased Reach in First Year

    Following its launch during the 2016 meet at Saratoga Race Course, NYRA Bets, a leading advance deposit wagering (ADW) platform, has increased its geographic reach by nearly 50% and is now available in 29 states nationwide.