Jennie Rees

A Wearer Of Many Hats: Wolfendale Takes On Expanded Role For FS2 Broadcasts

Sharp-eyed patrons at this summer’s Saratoga meet might have started to think Maggie Wolfendale has a twin. The New York Racing Association paddock analyst has added another dimension to her broadcasting resume as she has started to do on-track interviews Friday through Sunday with race winners for Fox Sports 2 and MSG. Wolfendale is still […]

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Win Photos, Diamond Earrings, And Great Races: Stories You May Not Know

Many of us know the stories behind some of racing’s biggest winners, but there are always behind-the-scenes details that get lost in the shuffle of television coverage and newsprint. A panel at the recent inaugural edition of Equestricon, held in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., sought to pull back the curtain with a few stories you may […]

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Big Scores, Big Losses, And The Scholarship That Wasn’t: Tales From Horseplayers At Equestricon

Without the agony of defeat, there would be less triumph in victory. That was the reason the inaugural Equestricon in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. took a look at some of the worst beats from professional horseplayers, as well as a few memorable scores. Joe Appelbaum recalled a summer at Saratoga when he was alive through the […]

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Patience, Perseverance, And Microchips: Eight Aftercare Takeaways From Equestricon

The aftercare world in the United States has grown tremendously in the past five to ten years, but it’s still got some evolving to do. That was the theme at a panel discussion during this week’s Equestricon conference in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Representatives from different parts of the sport gathered to discuss perspectives from on […]

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‘The Public Has A Thirst For Knowledge’: Contessa To Host Public Clinics At Barn For Second Summer

When New York trainer Gary Contessa spoke out on the topic of immigration and backstretch labor last week, people had all kinds of opinions. Some of them were agreement or support, but others were aggressive disagreement. The risk of voicing an opinion in this digital age is that someone will find it and use it […]

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Cairo Prince Colt Highlights Record-Breaking Fasig-Tipton New York-Bred Sale

Fasig-Tipton’s New York-Bred Yearling Sale saw records across the board at its Sunday night conclusion, from its economic indicators to its top price of $500,000. Gross receipts of $16,214,000 jumped 18 percent, while average price of $89,088 was up 15 percent over last year’s sale. Median price finished at $69,500, which was also a 15 percent […]

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Guaranteed Split Sample Program On The Horizon For New York Horsemen

After many years and court battles over New York trainers’ struggles in get split samples in medication cases, horsemen in the state were notified this week a guaranteed split sample program is in the works. The announcement in the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association newsletter indicated the state’s gaming commission is in the process of […]

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Eight Takeaways From The 2017 Jockey Club Round Table

The Jockey Club held its 65th annual Round Table Conference on Matters Pertaining to Racing on Sunday at the Gideon Putnam Resort in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Speakers presented on a variety of topics, including data, marketing, and equine aftercare/welfare. You can find the official Jockey Club press release on the event here, or watch a […]

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Giordano, Mellen Honored At Thorofan Awards Brunch

Thorofan, the organization to promote the growth of the racing industry via racing fans, recognized Bob Giordano and Dawn Mellen with its two annual awards at a ceremony in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., on Saturday. Giordano was honored with the 2017 ThoroFan Award for his accomplishments as the creator and producer of the Saratoga Trainer Saddle […]

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City Zip Colt Leads First Session Of Fasig-Tipton New York-Bred Yearlings

Fasig-Tipton closed the first night of its New York-Bred Preferred Yearlings Sale on Saturday night with improved figures over last year’s opening session. Total sales of $8,155,000 for 93 yearlings was up 17 percent over last year’s total receipts. The average price of $87,688 was up 14 percent, while the median of $75,000 increased 25 percent. […]

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