Northeast Region

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

  • Manuel Franco celebrates his first Saratoga Race Course grade 1 on World Approval

    World Approval Kicks Clear in Fourstardave

    Dialing back in distance and skimming easily over good turf after a heavy rainstorm Aug. 12 at Saratoga Race Course, veteran World Approval kicked clear to win the $500,000 Fourstardave Handicap (G1T).

  • Pure Silver pulls away in the stretch to win the Adirondack Stakes

    Pure Silver Dominates Adirondack Stakes

    In her first time outside of New York-bred company, Pure Silver showed she was up to the challenge when she shook free of her competition and pulled away to win by 9 1/2 lengths in the Aug. 12 $200,000 Adirondack Stakes (G2). 

  • A Street Boss colt (Hip 546) consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency

    Taylor Made Colts Among Day 2 Hips to Watch

    Two yearlings from Taylor Made Sales Agency and a filly with a timely catalog page update are among the horses to watch during the Aug. 13 second session of the Fasig-Tipton New York-bred yearling sale in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

  • Mind Your Biscuits wins the Belmont Sprint Championship July 8, his most recent start

    Mind Your Biscuits Leaves Summers Wanting More

    On paper, multiple grade 1 winner Mind Your Biscuits' five-furlong breeze in 1:00.45 under regular rider Joel Rosario was one of the best over the Saratoga Race Course's main track on Aug. 11, ranking third-fastest of 18 horses. 

  • Activity was brisk in advance of the Fasig-Tipton New York-bred sale

    Positive Vibe on Eve of New York-Bred Sale

    The barn area at Fasig-Tipton's sale grounds in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., was brimming with activity the morning of Aug. 11 as consignors and buyers went through the paces of inspecting New York-bred yearlings for the sale scheduled for Aug. 12-13.

  • James Gagliano at the Jockey Club Round Table in 2016

    Timely Issues on Tap at This Year's Round Table

    The old "Law & Order" television program used to promote its shows as being "ripped from the headlines," which also serves as a description of this year's Round Table Conference on Matters Pertaining to Racing.

  • Suffolk Downs

    Suffolk Downs to Add Two Racing Days This Year

    Suffolk Downs will add an additional pair of days to the 2017 live racing calendar after track management and the New England affiliate of the HBPA hammered out a deal to fund the purses with money from uncashed parimutuel tickets.

  • Sassy Little Lila flies home 2 1/2 lengths in front of Burma Road at Churchill May 20

    Sassy Little Lila Takes on Boys in Fourstardave

    Sheep Pond Partners and Michael Ryan's Sassy Little Lila will take on the boys as the lone filly in a field of seven entered for the $500,000 Fourstardave Handicap (G1T) Aug. 12 at a mile on the inner turf at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Take Charge Indy, who know stands in the Republic of Korea, at WinStar in 2013

    Take Charge Indy Gets First Black-Type Winner

    Take Charge Indy, the 2012 Florida Derby winner, can boast his first black-type winner after the Kelly Breen-trained Take Charge Paula survived a speed duel and drew off to win the White Clay Creek Stakes at Delaware Park Aug. 9.

  • Dominguez

    Dominguez to Join Saratoga Walk of Fame

    The New York Racing Association today announced the 2017 inductee to the Saratoga Walk of Fame: three-time Eclipse Award-winning jockey Ramon Dominguez. 

  • Renee Dailey with Tom VanMeter at the Saratoga sale

    New Pinhooking Venture Off to Successful Start

    When trainer D. Wayne Lukas signed the ticket for $650,000 during the Aug. 7 opening session of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga selected yearling sale for a son of Union Rags, it marked another big pinhooking score for Renee Dailey and Olin Gentry.

  • Hip 186, an Orb colt, was the Aug. 8 session topper and co-sale topper at $1 million

    Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale Ends on High Note

    They nearly blew the roof off Humphrey S. Finney sales pavilion Aug. 8 as prices soared during the second and final session of the Fasig-Tipton selected yearling sale in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., pushing the overall sale to levels not seen in years.

  • Hip 45, a Curlin colt, was the Aug. 7 session topper

    Curlin Colt Tops Strong First Session of Saratoga Sale

    Coming into the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga selected yearling sale, there was a feel-good buzz on the sale grounds, and the first session did not disappoint, with across-the-board gains in the key statistical categories and a decline in the buy-back rate.

  • NYRA Bets Reports Increased Reach in First Year

    Following its launch during the 2016 meet at Saratoga Race Course, NYRA Bets, a leading advance deposit wagering (ADW) platform, has increased its geographic reach by nearly 50% and is now available in 29 states nationwide.

  • Andrew (left), Barbara, and Francis Vanlangendonck operate Summerfield Sales Agency

    Summerfield Sales: A Family Affair

    Maintaining a successful business partnership over decades is no easy task, but it is a different feat all together when you're married to said business partner.

  • Keen Ice goes to his nose at the start of the Whitney as the field heads out of the gate Aug. 5

    Woodward 'Strong Possibility' for Gun Runner

    Gun Runner was in fine fettle Aug. 6, following his 5 1/4-length domination in the $1.2 million Whitney Stakes (G1)—a performance made all the more memorable by a wayward horseshoe that made its way into the chestnut colt's tail.

  • Green Mask wins the 5 1/2-furlong Troy Handicap in 1:00.49

    Green Mask Rolls to Troy Handicap Victory

    Abdullah Saeed Almaddah's Green Mask rolled to victory in the 5 1/2-furlong  $250,000 Troy Handicap over the Saratoga Race Course turf in a speedy 1:00.49, just three one-hundredths off the course record.

  • Hip 49 is a half brother to grade 3 winner and grade 1 stakes-placed Royal Mo

    Malibu Moon Colt 'Very Special' for Robinsons

    Few horses bred, raised, or sold by Jim and Pam Robinson have excited them as much as a handsome son of Malibu Moon consigned by Lane's End on their behalf to the Aug. 7 session of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga selected yearling sale.

  • Rally Cry wins the 2017 Alydar Stakes

    Rally Cry Gives Notice in Alydar

    While the bad fortune for the once-promising Mohaymen continued in the Alydar Stakes at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 6, the Todd Pletcher-trained Rally Cry alerted the older handicap division that he could be a new force with a 8 3/4-length win.

  • Zennor wins the 2017 Fasig-Tipton Lure Stakes

    Zennor Upsets Graded Winners in Lure

    Godolphin's Zennor didn't bring the back class others did into the $100,000 Fasig-Tipton Lure Stakes Aug. 5 at Saratoga Race Course, but he brought an aptitude of finding the wire first.

  • Gun Runner takes the Whitney with style

    Gun Runner Cruises in Whitney

    Cruising for home on his lonesome under a confident ride from Florent Geroux, the 3-5 Steve Asmussen-trained favorite continued to draw away en route to a 5 1/4-length win over Keen Ice.