Northeast Region

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

  • Citation takes the 1948 Triple Crown with this classic stretch drive in the Belmont.

    BackTrack: Added Distance no Problem for Citation

    BackTrack is in the eighth 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.

  • NYRA Approved to Construct New Building at Saratoga

    The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) April 30 received approval from the New York State Franchise Oversight Board to proceed with construction of a permanent building at the site of the current At the Rail tent at Saratoga Race Course. 

  • Summer Sunday wins the Fury Stakes at Woodbine, where she is 4-0

    Summer Sunday Keeps Woodbine Record Intact

    Despite drifting out to the middle of the track in the lane, Anne and William Scott's Summer Sunday remained undefeated at Woodbine, scoring by 1 3/4 lengths in the $125,000 Fury Stakes April 29.

  • New York Thoroughbred Breeders Executive Director Jeffrey Cannizzo and New York Racing Association senior vice president of racing operations Martin Panza

    Report: N.Y. Equine Industry Jobs Surpass 42,000

    New York is bullish on its equine industries, racing executives say, in pointing to a new report that shows more than 42,000 jobs are tied in some fashion to equine activities, with an economic impact of $5.3 billion—up 121% in the past 13 years.

  • Coolmore's Magnier Making Headlines in Art World

    While owners associated with John Magnier's Coolmore operation hope to make headlines with Mendelssohn May 5 at the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1), the Irish breeder also is expected to make headlines next month in the art world.

  • Frank Stronach

    Stronach Earns Dinny Phipps Award

    The Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation announced April 24 that Frank Stronach will be presented with the Dinny Phipps Award at the Belmont Stakes Charity Celebration Thursday, June 7, at the Bryant Park Grill in New York City.

  • Chad Brown

    Ortiz, Brown, Klaravich Stable Earn Aqueduct Honors

    Jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr. and trainer Chad Brown wrapped up the Aqueduct season with respective three-win days April 22 to secure top honors for the spring meet at the Big A. Seth Klarman's Klaravich Stable emerged as leading owner for the 13-day meet.

  • NYRA, MSG Networks Extend Regional Telecast Agreement

    The New York Racing Association and MSG Networks announced today a multi-year extension of their long-standing agreement for MSGN's telecast of NYRA's Thoroughbred racing programming, including NYRA's flagship 'Live' shows.

  • NYRA, Charles Town to Offer Cross Country Pick 4

    The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) will team up with Charles Town to host a Cross Country Pick 4 on Saturday, April 21, featuring races at Aqueduct Racetrack and Charles Town, highlighted by the Grade 2, $1.2 million Charles Town Classic.

  • 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.