Northeast Region

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

  • Finger Lakes Horsemen Target Insurance Expenses

    Thoroughbred horsemen at Finger Lakes Casino & Racetrack have agreed to dip into revenues that the purse account receives from the track's casino to help subsidize rising insurance costs the industry pays for jockeys and exercise riders.

  • Highway Star (inside) turns back eventual Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint winner Bar of Gold to win the 2017 Ruffian Stakes at Belmont Park

    'Gutsy' Highway Star Set for Barbara Fritchie

    Highway Star has been assigned as the 124-pound highweight, and was given the outside post in a field of 11 older fillies and mares for the Barbara Fitchie, facing a tough task off the layoff in her 5-year-old debut against some sharp rivals.

  • Battle Station wins the Rego Park Stakes by a neck at Aqueduct

    Battle Station Game in Rego Park Win

    Ken and Sarah Ramsey's Battle Station earned his second stakes win of his short career, fighting to the wire with Morning Breez in the Feb. 11 $100,000 Rego Park Stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack. 

  • NYRA to Host Three-Track Cross Country Pick 4

    The grade 2 San Vicente Stakes at Santa Anita Park, grade 3 Suwannee River at Gulfstream Park, and Jimmy Winkfield Stakes will highlight the Feb. 10 three-track Cross Country Pick 4 hosted by NYRA

  • Filly by Peace and Justice out of Movie Starlet

    First Foal by Peace and Justice a Filly

    Peace and Justice, a three-time winning miler and son of top international sire War Front, had his first foal Feb. 4. The filly was born at Northview Stallion Station's PA Division in Peach Bottom, Pa.

  • Trainer Linda Rice

    Report: Trainer Rice Being Investigated

    Daily Racing Form reports that the New York State Gaming Commission is investigating trainer Linda Rice for receiving information on race entries in exchange for payments to the New York Racing Association office.

  • Avery Island wins the Withers Stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack

    Avery Island Soars in Withers

    Avery Island kicked off his 3-year-old campaign in sharp fashion Feb. 3 when he notched a two-length victory for trainer Kiaran McLaughlin over grade 1 winner Firenze Fire in the $250,000 Withers Stakes (G3) at Aqueduct Racetrack.

  • Great Stuff wins the Toboggan Stakes at Aqeuduct Racetrack

    Great Stuff Upsets Takaful in Toboggan

    After a pace duel softened up heavy favorite Takaful, Bruce Golden Racing's Great Stuff took full advantage and rolled late to earn his first graded win in the $100,000 Toboggan Stakes (G3) Jan. 27 at Aqueduct Racetrack.

  • Quarantine on Belmont Park Barn is Lifted

    A quarantine at Belmont Park's Barn 44, in place for more than two weeks after a horse tested positive for Equine Herpesvirus-1, was lifted Jan. 26 by NYRA and the New York State Gaming Commission, which regulates the industry.

  • Resorts World Casino

    State Comptroller, NYRA at Odds on Accounting Issues

    Two new financial reviews by New York's chief fiscal watchdog suggest the New York Racing Association continues to overstate the financial health of its racing operations by using VLT proceeds to make its racing business look rosier than it is.

  • Takaful won the 2017 Vosburgh Stakes

    Strong Toboggan Run Could Earn Takaful Dubai Trip

    After efforts to make last year's classic races didn't work out, Shadwell Stables' Takaful would find success sprinting in New York, an assignment that awaits him in his 4-year-old season opener Jan. 27 at Aqueduct Racetrack.

  • N.Y. Takes Action on Claiming Rules, NSAIDs

    In its regular meeting Jan. 22, the New York State Gaming Commission advanced a rule addressing when a claimant can void a claim and approved rules that would add more time between administration of NSAID medications and when a horse can race.

  • A Shin Forward after winning the 2010 Hankyu Hai at Hanshin Racecourse

    A Shin Forward to Stand in New York

    In February 2018 the son of Forest Wildcat will take up stud duties in his home state after relocating to Rockridge Stud in Hudson, N.Y., where he will stand for a private fee as the property Vivien Malloy's Edition Farm.

  • Bill Mott is pressing on with his lawsuit against the New York State Gaming Commission and the New York State Drug Testing Research Program

    Mott Vows to Fight New York Suspension and Fine

    An attorney for trainer Bill Mott said a Jan. 25 conference is scheduled with a NY State Supreme Court judge and lawyers for the state's gaming commission and drug testing director that will determine Mott's path as he tries to get sanctions lifted.

  • Racing at Finger Lakes

    Proposed Finger Lakes Turf Course Gaining Ground

    Thoroughbred industry executives in New York are pressing ahead with an effort to build a turf course at Finger Lakes Racetrack, which has seen racing handle slide over the years amid smaller field sizes and competition for gambling dollars upstate.

  • Oaklawn Issues Ban Amid EHV-1 Positives

    Following the news of equine herpesvirus-1 positives at both Belmont Park and Laurel Park,, Oaklawn Park announced Jan. 21 that horses stabled at either track will be prohibited from entering the Hot Springs, Ark., grounds until further notice.

  • Control Group takes the Alex M. Robb Stakes by four lengths at Aqueduct

    Control Group Too Good in Alex M. Robb

    Michael Dubb and David Simon's Control Group ran to his odds-on favoritism and easily added another win to his résumé in the $100,000 Alex M. Robb Stakes Jan. 21 at Aqueduct Racetrack. 

  • A horse walks a shedrow at Belmont Park

    Second EHV-1 Positive Extends Quarantine at Belmont

    The New York Racing Association announced Jan. 19 that a "precautionary quarantine" at Belmont Park's Barn 44 remains in place after a horse that tested positive for equine herpesvirus-1 again came back with a positive result in a follow-up test.

  • Quezon takes the La Verdad by 4 1/4 lengths at Aqueduct

    Quezon Cruises to La Verdad Victory

    Marc Keller's Quezon stayed comfortably off the pace, gained the lead in the stretch, and cruised to a 4 1/4-length win in the first running of the $100,000 La Verdad for New York-bred filly and mare sprinters Jan. 19 at Aqueduct Racetrack.

  • Firenze Fire wins the Jerome Stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack

    Firenze Fire Grinds Out Jerome Stakes Victory

    It took 12 days longer and a bigger effort than originally expected, but Firenze Fire's weather-delayed 3-year-old season started on a winning note on the first full day of racing at Aqueduct Racetrack in two weeks.

  • The start of the 2017 Wood Memorial at Aqueduct Racetrack

    NYRA Announces Wood Memorial Purse Bonus

    The New York Racing Association announced Jan. 13 a bonus program for potential starters in the $750,000 Wood Memorial Stakes (G2) April 7 at Aqueduct Racetrack that could increase the total purse to $1 million.