New York breeding

Newly Minted Now A Stakes Winner In NYSS Park Avenue

Making her stakes debut in her second career start, Beach Haven Thoroughbreds’ Newly Minted bested a field of nine to win the $200,000 New York Stallion Series Stakes Park Avenue division for eligible New York-sired 3-year-old fillies going 6 1/2 furlongs on Saturday, closing day at Aqueduct Racetrack. Sent off as the 3-2 mutuel favorite […]

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‘Very Optimistic Outlook’ For New York Breeding Industry In 2019

There’s no other day in the horse racing industry that generates as much optimism and excitement as New Year’s Day. For each year, when the calendar turns to January, Thoroughbreds turn a year older and visions of what awaits them in the coming months are filled with sunshine and clear skies. It’s a time when […]

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Graded Stakes Winner Hot City Girl To Participate In Season 2 Of Foal Patrol

Hot City Girl, a standout New York-bred mare, will be on the roster of featured horses for the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame’s Foal Patrol Season 2, which will debut online in December at www.foalpatrol.com. The first season of Foal Patrol, a one-of-a-kind collection of live cameras following the daily activities of […]

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Pat On The Back Turns The Tables In Empire Classic; Castellano Hits 5,000 Wins

Hall of Fame jockey Javier Castellano notched three wins, including his 5,000th victory in North America aboard Runaway Lute in the $150,000 Hudson Handicap, on Saturday afternoon at Belmont Park to steal the show on Empire Showcase Day, an 11-race all-New York-bred card, including eight stakes races worth a total of $1.75 million in purses. […]

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Frank Conversation To Stand At New York’s Rockridge Stud In 2019

Frank Conversation (2013) by Quality Road out of Rushen Heat (Unusual Heat) will stand at Rockridge Stud in Hudson beginning in 2019. The multiple graded stakes winner and Grade 1 stakes-placed runner raced in the colors of J. Paul Reddam. The son of Quality Road broke his maiden at two at Santa Anita and won […]

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Friday’s New York Showcase Day Offers $1.25 Million In Purses

More than 100 New York-bred horses will have the spotlight at Saratoga Race Course to themselves on Friday when the historic upstate track hosts New York Showcase Day, featuring six stakes worth $1.25 million exclusively for horses bred in the Empire State. The stakes action commences in Race 3 on the 11-race card with the $250,000 Albany for 3-year-olds […]

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Sandy’z Slew Takes Troy In Gate-To-Wire Fashion

The strong weekend for New York-breds at Saratoga continued on Sunday when James Riccio’s Sandy’z Slew won the Grade 3 Troy Handicap. Leading the field from gate-to-wire, the 8-year-old gelding by Limehouse held off a late run from Blind Ambition to win by about three parts of a length. Ridden by Jose Ortiz and trained […]

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Diversify Shakes Loose For Sloppy Whitney Score; Mind Your Biscuits Second Again

Ralph and Lauren Evans’ Diversify led a New York-bred exacta in Saturday’s Grade 1 Whitney Stakes, leading the field throughout to cross the wire 3 1/2 lengths in front of Mind Your Biscuits. After waiting out a lengthy rain delay in the paddock, the 5-year-old gelding by Bellamy Road clocked nine furlongs over Saratoga’s sloppy […]

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Mind Your Biscuits Completes ‘Heavy Lifting’ Ahead Of Whitney Stretch-Out

Multiple graded stakes winner Mind Your Biscuits registered his final work before a planned start in the Grade 1, $1.2 million Whitney at 1 1/8 miles on August 4. With jockey Joel Rosario aboard, the strapping chestnut breezed a half-mile in 49.88 seconds over the main track listed as fast just before 9 a.m. Friday. […]

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Mind Your Biscuits Showing The Right Signs For Whitney Stretch-Out

Two-time New York-bred Horse of the Year Mind Your Biscuits moved one step closer Friday morning to the Grade 1, $1.2 million Whitney for older horses at 1 1/8 miles on August 4 with a seven-furlong breeze before galloping out a mile over Saratoga’s main track. The Whitney is a “Win and You’re In” for the Breeders’ Cup Classic this fall […]

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