Northeast Region

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

  • Robbie Davis April 18 at Aqueduct Racetrack

    AARP Card Can't Keep Davis Out of Saddle

    With his comeback underway and just four horses in his stable, Davis knows if he is serious about riding on a regular basis, he will have to find horsemen willing to take a chance on a rider 16 years removed from his last graded stakes win.

  • Oklahoma Training Track

    Saratoga's Oklahoma Training Track Opens

    In the surest sign that the annual meet at Saratoga Race Course is fast approaching, the famed Oklahoma Training Track is now officially open for spring training for the Thoroughbreds who will compete at the historic Spa later this summer. 

  • Blue Prize gets up in the final strides to win the Top Flight by a neck at Aqueduct

    Blue Prize Scores in Top Flight Invitational

    Merriebelle Stable's Blue Prize stole the show in the final moments of Aqueduct Racetrack's Top Flight Invitational Stakes April 15, taking the lead in the final strides to score over frontrunning Frost Wise by a neck.

  • Mary and Chester Broman

    Chester and Mary Broman Repeat as Top 2017 NY Breeders

    Chester and Mary Broman were named New York's outstanding breeders for the second straight year and fifth time overall and Mind Your Biscuits, the 2016 New York-bred horse of the year, was once again the voters' pick for the top honors in 2017.

  • Army Mule gets a 6 1/4-length win in the Carter Handicap at Aqueduct

    Army Mule Rolls in Carter Handicap

    Making his stakes debut at the highest level, Army Mule found room inside off the turn and rolled to 6 1/4-length score in the $400,000 Carter Handicap April 7 at Aqueduct Racetrack.

  • War Admiral and his trainer George Conway

    BackTrack: War Admiral's Record-Breaking Belmont

    BackTrack is in the fourth of 12 weeks looking back at the Belmont Stakes (G1) victories of the Triple Crown winners in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the New York classic.

  • Restoring Hope (inside) works in company with Solomini at Santa Anita Park

    Restoring Hope to Make Stakes Debut in Wood Memorial

    A game of musical preps includes the entry of Gary and Mary West's homebred Restoring Hope in the Wood Memorial, sending the son of Giant's Causeway cross-country off a maiden win in a last-minute bid to gain points to run in the Kentucky Derby.

  • Florida Derby winner Audible, by Into Mischief out of Blue Devil Bel, was bred by Richard Leahy's Oak Bluff Stables

    It's All In the Family

    From a well-bred mare that only made one start, Richard Leahy's Oak Bluff Stables is building a small but powerful breeding operation. He bred Xpressbet Florida Derby (G1) winner Audible and graded-placed stakes winner Governor Malibu.

  • Bettors at New York Racing Association tracks will soon be able to make a tax-deductible contribution to the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance

    NYRA Teams With TAA to Support Aftercare

    Starting April 7, horseplayers cashing a winning ticket through a self-service terminal will be prompted with a pop-up interface developed by AmTote International, allowing them to make a donation to the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance.

  • New York Horsemen Encouraged by State Budget

    The New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association, working in collaboration with the New York Jockey Injury Compensation Fund and the New York Racing Association, was able to secure two key provisions.

  • Trainer Rudy Rodriguez

    Trainer Rudy Rodriguez Saddles 1,000th winner

    Trainer Rudy Rodriguez saddled the 1,000th winner of his career March 30 at Aqueduct Racetrack, sending out Woundwithhereyes to lead a Rodriguez-trained exacta as the 8-5 favorite in race 9.

  • Belmont Stakes Fan Will Have Shot at $150,000

    The New York Racing Association today announced the launch of an innovative promotion that will provide one lucky fan with the chance of a lifetime—to earn $150,000 by picking the winner of the 150th Belmont Stakes on Saturday, June 9.

  • William Woodward Sr. leading Gallant Fox

    BackTrack: Gallant Fox the Second 'Triple Event' Winner

    This week is a recap of the Belmont Stakes win of Gallant Fox that ran in the June 14, 1930 issue of BloodHorse. Note the writer declaring Sir Barton and Gallant Fox the first two "Triple Event" winners.

  • Divine Miss Grey wins a December allowance optional-claiming race at Aqueduct Racetrack

    NYRA Launches Starter Loyalty Program

    The New York Racing Association is poised to implement a loyalty program that will award added purse money for each runner in a non-maiden race making five or more starts at NYRA tracks in a one-year period.

  • Enticed cruises home in the Gotham Stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack

    Enticed Rebounds With Convincing Gotham Score

    If there was doubt about Enticed after the Holy Bull (G2), it was surely erased March 10, when he surged to a convincing 2 3/4-length win over longshot Old Time Revival in the one-mile Gotham (G3) at Aqueduct Racetrack.

  • Barn 10 Quarantine Lifted at Belmont Park

    Officials with the New York Racing Association,  New York State Veterinarian, and New York State Gaming Commission have removed the quarantine on Barn 10 at Belmont Park, effective March 9, following the conclusion of a 21-day quarantine period.

  • Midnight Disguise rallies to win the Busher Stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack

    Midnight Disguise Surges to Busher Stakes Victory

    Joan M. Taylor says fillies who stand 17.2 hands tall like Midnight Disguise are not supposed to run at 2, much less win winter stakes early in their 3-year-old campaigns. Yet size has done little to hinder Midnight Disguise's development.

  • Free Drop Billy gallops March 2 at Gulfstream Park

    Free Drop Billy Rerouted to Gotham

    Albaugh Family Stables' Free Drop Billy will be entered in the $300,000 Gotham Stakes (G3) March 10 at Aqueduct Racetrack, after he was scratched March 3 from the Xpressbet Fountain of Youth Stakes (G2) at Gulfstream Park.

  • The paddock at Presque Isle Downs

    Churchill Downs to Purchase Presque Isle Downs

    Churchill Downs Incorporated has entered into two separate definitive purchase agreements to acquire Presque Isle Downs & Casino and Lady Luck Casino for total aggregate consideration of approximately $229.5 million, it was announced Feb. 28.