Northeast Region

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

  • Hemsworth wins the 2016 Nashua Stakes

    Focused Hemsworth Entered in Curlin Stakes

    Godolphin Racing's Hemsworth will return to stakes company while attempting to regain the form he showed as a juvenile in a field of seven 3-year-olds in the $100,000 Curlin Stakes on Saratoga Race Course's main track.

  • Portrade takes a hurdle during the 2016 New York Turf Writers Cup at Saratoga

    Portrade Back at Saratoga for A.P. Smithwick

    The Fields Stable's Portrade, freshened off a pair of starts to open his 8-year-old season, returns to the site of his most recent victory when he heads a field of 11 in the A.P. Smithwick Memorial hurdle (NSA-1) July 27 at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Abel Tasman grinds out a win in the CCA Oaks

    Gutsy Move Gets Abel Tasman CCA Oaks Win

    A gusty move to the front of the six-horse field on Abel Tasman from jockey Mike Smith after the first quarter-mile earned the Quality Road filly her third consecutive grade 1 victory in the $300,000 Coaching Club American Oaks (G1).

  • Girvin finished second by a nose in the Ohio Derby last out

    Girvin Has Final Work Ahead of Haskell

    Multiple graded stakes winner Girvin put in his final breeze July 23 for his next start in the 50th renewal of the $1 million Betfair.com Haskell Invitational Stakes (G1) July 30 at Monmouth Park.

  • Irad Ortiz Jr. gives Lady Eli a congratulatory pat after the Diana

    Brown in High Spirits After Three Saratoga Wins

    With three wins on Saratoga Race Course's July 22 card, including Lady Eli's triumphant return to the track's winner's circle with her game victory in the grade 1 Diana Stakes, trainer Chad Brown was in good spirits at his barn Sunday morning.

  • Paulassilverlining won the Humana Distaff over Finest City and will now tackle the Honorable Miss Handicap

    Paulassilverlining Tops Honorable Miss Handicap

    By the Moon, Paulassilverlining, and Finley'sluckycharm are all seeking to extend their current stakes win streaks in a field of five for the 26th running of the $200,000 Honorable Miss Handicap (G2) July 26 at Saratoga Race Course.  

  • Firenze Fire holds off Free Drop Billy in the Sanford Stakes

    Firenze Fire Upsets Sanford Stakes

    Mr Amore Stables' homebred Firenze Fire rolled past the frontrunner and fended off a late challenge in the stretch to upset the $150,000 Sanford Stakes (G3) at Saratoga Race Course July 22

  • Dream It Is coasts to a nine-length win in Saratoga's Schuylerville

    Dream It Is The Real Deal in Schuylerville

    The ability Dream It Is showed on the all-weather track at Woodbine translated even better in her first try on dirt, as she chased a wicked pace then threw down the hammer in the form of a nine-length win in the $150,000 Schuylerville Stakes (G3)

  • Classic Empire has been sidelined by a hoof abscess since early June

    Classic Empire to Resume Galloping

    John Oxley's reigning juvenile male champion Classic Empire is scheduled to resume galloping the morning of July 22 following an easy week at Saratoga Race Course, said Norman Casse, assistant trainer to his father Mark.

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    NYRA XP App Available for First Time at Saratoga

    The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) announced that its new app, NYRA XP, will for the first time be available to fans at Saratoga Race Course during the 2017 summer meet.

  • TVG Plans Special Coverage, Events at Saratoga

    Beginning July 21, TVG will be live from its trackside location at Saratoga for its six-week summer meeting, covering every race, every day of the meet while raising awareness for leading racehorse retirement, re-training, and aftercare programs. 

  • Shuvee wins the 1969 Coaching Club American Oaks, completing a Filly Triple Crown

    Look Back: Shuvee Completes a Filly Triple Crown

    Big, powerfully muscled Shuvee, daughter of champions Nashua and Levee, won New York's Triple Crown for Fillies by taking the $100,000-added Coaching Club American Oaks. All she had to overcome was luck.

  • New York-bred Twisted Tom picks up some class relief in the New York Derby

    Twisted Tom Favored in New York Derby

    In his first start since a well-beaten sixth in the Belmont Stakes (G1), New York-bred Twisted Tom will pick up some class relief when he faces an expected six other state-breds in the $150,000 New York Derby July 22 at Finger Lakes.

  • Educational Handicapping Seminars at Museum of Racing

    Racing analyst Tom Amello will present the first of two educational seminars dedicated to Thoroughbred handicapping at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame on Tuesday, July 25 at 11 a.m. EDT.

  • Nick Luck Named Racing Keynote at Equestricon

    Less than a month away from the historic inaugural Equestricon in Saratoga Springs, organizers of the international horse racing convention announced today that the event's "Racing Keynote" will be delivered by renowned broadcaster Nick Luck.

  • Florida Oaks winner Fifty Five at Tampa Bay Downs

    Lake George Stakes a Wide-Open Affair

    A well-matched group of sophomore fillies accustomed to trading blows with one another co-headline the opening day of Saratoga as graded stakes winners Fifty Five, Dream Dancing, and Sweeping Paddy are set to start in the Lake George Stakes (G3T).

  • Arrogate won last year's Travers Stakes, highlight of the Saratoga Race Course season that opens July 21

    Plenty of Action to Start Saratoga Meet

    The opening weekend of the all-important race meet begins with five graded stakes, including opening day co-features of the Schuylerville Stakes (G3) for 2-year-old fillies and the Lake George Stakes (G3T) for 3-year-old fillies on turf.

  • Shug McGaughey talks things over with Dinny Phipps and Will Farish at Saratoga in a photo featured in the Tony Leonard exhibit at the Hall of Fame.

    Tony Leonard Exhibit Opens at Hall of Fame

    The summer racing season isn't the only major opening occurring in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., July 21. The Racing Museum and Hall of Fame will be unveiling its exhibition of 50 images shot by legendary equine photographer Tony Leonard that day.

  • Gabby Gaudet

    NYRA Announces Expanded Role for Gaudet

    The New York Racing Association announced July 17 that racing analyst Gabby Gaudet will undertake an expanded role with NYRA, working on the broadcast team for the 2017 Belmont fall meet, and continuing through Cigar Mile Day Dec. 2 at Aqueduct.

  • Arrogate wins last year's Travers Stakes at Saratoga Race Course

    Saratoga Race Course Meet Begins July 21

    Live Thoroughbred racing will return to Saratoga Race Course on Friday, July 21 for its 40-day summer meet that includes 69 stakes worth a record $18.775 million in purses.

  • NYTHA General Meeting Planned July 25 at Saratoga

    There will be a general membership meeting of the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association at noon, July 25, 2017 behind the Recreation Hall on Union Avenue at Saratoga Race Course.  

  • Pink Lloyd opens up a 2 1/4-length lead at the wire in the Vigil at Woodbine

    Pink Lloyd Adds Vigil to Woodbine Win Streak

    Entourage Stable's Pink Lloyd keeps rolling this year for Canadian Hall of Fame trainer Bob Tiller as the 5-year-old gelding adds the July 16 Vigil Stakes (G3) at Woodbine while picking up his first graded stakes.

  • Mike Hushion with Artemis Agrotera after her 2014 victory in the grade 1 Ballerina Stakes

    Hushion Ready to Bid Farewell to Training Days

    Trainer Mike Hushion, a respected mainstay on the New York Racing Association circuit, will bring the curtain down on nearly five decades of horse racing with his final two entries, Jupiter Rising and Voodoo Song, at Belmont Park July 16.

  • NYRA Now Available on Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV

    The New York Racing Association announced today that NYRA Now, a mobile and over-the-top television platform that gives users customizable video streaming options, is now available on Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV.