Northeast Region

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

  • 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.  

  • As racing winds down at Suffolk Downs, a new track is being planned

    Suffolk Operator, Horsemen Agree to Launch New Track

    Suffolk Downs operator Suffolk Sterling Racecourse and the New England chapter of the Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association have entered into a partnership to develop and build a racetrack in Massachusetts and restore full-time racing.

  • Diversify powers to a one-length win in the Jockey Club Gold Cup Oct. 7 at Belmont Park

    Diversify to Skip Breeders' Cup Classic

    Jockey Club Gold Cup (G1) winner Diversify will not go to the Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) but will continue to train up to the Cigar Mile (G1) Dec. 2 or the Clark Handicap (G1) Nov. 24, co-owner Ralph Evans said Oct. 29.

  • Angel Cordero

    NY Racetrack Chaplaincy, PDJF to Honor Cordero

    The NY Racetrack Chaplaincy and The Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund will honor Hall Of Fame Jockey Angel Cordero Jr October 29 at the Long Island Italian restaurant Passione

  • Seymourdini returns to graded stakes company in Belmont's Bold Ruler Handicap (G3)

    Bold Ruler Stacked; Miss Sky Warrior Returns

    A pair of grade 3 stakes Oct. 28 at Belmont Park hold plenty of intrigue. The seven-furlong Bold Ruler Handicap is deep and wide while the 1 1/16-mile Turnback the Alarm Handicap features the return of Miss Sky Warrior.

  • Remembering an Oasis Among New York City OTBs

    The Playwright was, to most who wandered in off of West 35th Street, a typical midtown Irish pub. But it had a secret identity. It was one of the few NYC OTBs that happened to be housed in an actual food and beverage establishment.

  • Twisted Tom takes the Empire Classic under Javier Castellano at Belmont Park

    Twisted Tom Clinches Empire Classic

    Twisted Tom, a sophomore gelding by Creative Cause, proved much the best against his elders with a three-length victory in the Empire Classic after running down the pacesetting Control Group.

  • Litfin at Large: State-Bred Cards Take Center Stage

    It's the calm before the impending Breeders' Cup storm, and besides the Grand National Steeplechase (NSA1) at Far Hills, the only graded stakes to be contested in North America on Saturday is the Lexus Raven Run (G2) at Keeneland.