Northeast Region

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

  • From left, Paul, Jane, and Rich Schosberg

    Paul Schosberg Dies at 79

    Paul Schosberg, a Thoroughbred breeder, two-term president of New York Thoroughbred Breeders, and the father of trainer Rick Schosberg, died Sept. 25 after a long battle with cancer. He was 79.

  • New York Clocker Suspended at Least 10 Years

    State regulators in New York revoked the license to work in the racing industry of a former head clocker at the New York Racing Association for his role in an alleged conspiracy involving electronic trespassing of internal NYRA records.

  • Coal Front sails to a half-length victory in the Gallant Bob at Parx

    Coal Front Digs In to Win Gallant Bob Stakes

    Coal Front looked beaten as he sprinted down the Parx Racing homestretch in the $300,000 Gallant Bob Stakes (G3) Sept. 23, but the son of Stay Thirsty was able to come back to win by a half-length.

  • Off Limits speeds to victory in the Noble Damsel

    Off Limits Goes Last to First in Noble Damsel

    Already a stakes winner in her native Ireland, Off Limits (IRE) picked up her first stakes victory in the United States Sept. 23 in a sweeping last-to-first move in the $200,000 Noble Damsel Stakes (G3T) at Belmont Park.

  • All the Way Jose takes the Lonesome Glory Handicap Sept. 21 at Belmont Park

    All the Way Jose Wins Lonesome Glory

    Finally, Buttonwood Farm's All the Way Jose went all the way. He could not have found a better time to shake off a couple years worth of questions about his ability than in the $150,000 Lonesome Glory Hurdle Handicap (NSA-1) Sept. 21 at Belmont.

  • Tom's Ready wins the Leemat Stakes at Presque Isle Downs

    Tom's Ready Stretches Out for Kelso

    After a placing in the Forego Stakes (G1) last time out, G M B Racing's Tom's Ready will stretch out to the one-mile distance Sept. 23 in the $300,000 Kelso Handicap (G2) at Belmont Park.

  • Upset A.P. Smithwick Memorial Steeplechase Stakes winner Swansea Mile will face Modem again in the Lonesome Glory Handicap

    Modem Aims to Connect in Lonesome Glory Handicap

    Robert A. Kinsley has been upgrading his racing stable with imported hurdlers, and a key piece of that upgrade, Modem (GB), will have an opportunity to establish his value Sept. 21 in Belmont Park's $150,000 Lonesome Glory Handicap (NSA-1).

  • Untamed Domain passes Hemp Hemp Hurray in the final strides of the Summer Stakes Sept. 17

    Untamed Domain Grinds Out Summer Stakes Victory

    Untamed Domain, an Animal Kingdom 2-year-old colt trained by Graham Motion for West Point Thoroughbreds, sat off the pace and finished with enough in the tank to run down Hemp Hemp Hurray in the Summer Stakes (G2T) at Woodbine Sept. 17.

  • La Coronel seeks her fourth straight win when she runs in the Sands Point Stakes (G2T) at Belmont Park Sept. 16

    La Coronel Seeks Rebound in Sands Point

    John Oxley's La Coronel will seek her fourth stakes victory when she takes on a field of eight competitors in the $400,000 Sands Point Stakes (G2T) contested at 1 1/8 miles over Belmont Park's inner turf course.

  • Todd Pletcher

    Pletcher, Ortiz, Dubb take Saratoga Titles

    The Saratoga meet titles for 2017 go down the to the wire. Todd Pletcher takes his 13th trainer's title with 40 wins, which ties Chad Brown's mark set last year. Jose Ortiz wins second straight title at the Spa.

  • Heart to Heart took the grade 2 Bernard Baruch on the yielding Mellon turf course at Saratoga

    Heart to Heart Cruises to Bernard Baruch Score

    During Saratoga Race Course's closing day Sept. 4, Terry Hamilton's Heart to Heart asserted himself as the pacesetter coming off the first turn in the $250,000 Bernard Baruch Stakes (G2T), and crossed the finish line unpressured.

  • After veering sharply to the outside, Sporting Chance survives an inquiry to win the Hopeful

    Sporting Chance Bolts, Hangs on in Hopeful

    Robert Baker and William Mack’s Sporting Chance bolted to the outside in deep stretch, but still held on to win the $350,000 Hopeful Stakes (G1) over favored Free Drop Billy at Saratoga Race Course Sept. 4.

  • Jockey Florent Geroux and Gun Runner return from his 10 1/4-length romp in the Woodward at Saratoga

    Gun Runner in Great Shape After Woodward Romp

    Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimneys Farm's Gun Runner returned from his 10 1/4-length victory in the $750,000 Woodward presented by NYRA Bets (G1) at Saratoga Race Course in great shape, according to trainer Steve Asmussen Sept. 3.

  • Vertical Oak wins the Prioress by 5 1/4 lengths at Saratoga Race Course

    Vertical Oak Splashes Home in Prioress

    With the remnants of Hurricane Harvey pushing through the Northeast Sept. 3, trainer Steve Asmussen's Vertical Oak drew off to a 5 1/4-length victory in a very sloppy edition of the $250,000 Prioress Stakes (G2) at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Gun Runner draws off to win the Woodward Stakes

    Gun Runner Much the Best in Woodward

    Gun Runner continued his wash, rinse, repeat pattern of excellence Sept. 2 when the chestnut stunner rolled past pacesetter Neolithic on the far turn and drew off to capture the Woodward Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets (G1) by open lengths.

  • Sporting Chance breaks his maiden July 22 at Saratoga Race Course

    Lukas Has Sporting Chance in Hopeful Stakes

    Sporting Chance will aim to give trainer D. Wayne Lukas his eighth win in the  $350,000 Hopeful Stakes when he breaks from post 6 in a field of eight for the 113th edition of test on the closing day of the Saratoga Race Course meeting. 

  • Harmonize gallops over the main track at Keeneland

    Harmonize Seeks Glens Falls Rebound

    Larkin Armstrong's Harmonize, bred by Jack Swain III, seeks to rebound off a fourth in the July 22 Diana Stakes (G1T) at the Spa in the Sept. 2 Glens Falls Stakes (G3T) at 1 3/8 miles. Swain is also represented by his grade 3-placed homebred Lottie.

  • Catholic Boy runs down Irish Territory to win the With Anticipation by a length

    Catholic Boy Prevails in With Anticipation

    In his second start, Robert LaPenta's Catholic Boy posted a 12-1 upset, rallying from midpack to take the $150,000 With Anticipation Stakes (G3T) for 2-year-olds by one length Aug. 30 at Saratoga Race Course. 

  • Gun Runner heads back to the barn after his morning bath

    Gun Runner Puts in Final Woodward Work

    Multiple grade 1 winner Gun Runner put in his final breeze the morning of Aug. 28 for the $750,000 Woodward Stakes (G1) for 3-year-olds and up at 1 1/8 miles at Saratoga Race Course Sept. 2.

  • Travers day on-track handle improved slightly in 2017 compared with last year

    Star Power Helps Lift Travers Day Handle

    With a Travers Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets (G1) field that featured this year's three different classic winners and a race card that included reigning champions Songbird and Drefong, Travers day 2017 enjoyed increases in handle.