barry schwartz

In The Hot Seat: Succession Plans Seldom In Play For CEO Job At NYRA

Being the head of the New York Racing Association is a lot like managing a Major League Baseball team: you seldom leave on your own terms. Chris Kay’s sudden departure on Wednesday marks the latest exit by a NYRA executive that didn’t feature a gold watch retirement ceremony. If published reports are accurate that Kay […]

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Former NYRA Chairman Barry Schwartz, Wife Sheryl, Join Water Hay Oats Alliance

Barry K. Schwartz is an American businessman and Thoroughbred racehorse owner and breeder. He and his wife Sheryl share a love of the horse and thoroughbred racing. In 1968 Schwartz partnered with his childhood friend and fashion designer Calvin Klein to establish the clothing brand, Calvin Klein Inc. He became the Chairman and CEO of […]

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Voodoo Song Puts Undefeated Saratoga Record On The Line In Bernard Baruch

Barry K. Schwartz’s Voodoo Song will try to keep his undefeated record at Saratoga Race Course intact on Monday when he breaks from the rail in a field of six in the Grade 2, $250,000 Bernard Baruch Handicap at 1 1/16 miles on the Mellon turf. Last year, the popular New York-bred English Channel colt […]

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Voodoo Song, Irish War Cry Top Nominees To Ricoh Woodbine Mile

Grade 1 winner Voodoo Song, multiple graded stakes winner Irish War Cry and local hero Mr Havercamp headline a list of 20 horses nominated to the Grade 1 $800,000 Ricoh Woodbine Mile, to be held Saturday, September 15, at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto. The prestigious Ricoh Woodbine Mile, which offers ‘Breeders’ Cup Win and You’re […]

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‘Real Fighter’ Voodoo Song To Be Aimed At Breeders’ Cup Mile

Barry K. Schwartz’s Voodoo Song came out of his gate-to-wire win in the Grade 1 Fourstardave Handicap in good order, trainer Linda Rice said Sunday morning. The 4-year-old English Channel colt bested a six-horse field over a one-mile inner turf course that has taken heavy rain throughout the Saratoga meet, earning his first career Grade […]

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Franco Sweeps Belmont Stakes On Three-Win Saturday

Jockey Manny Franco capped a three-win day on the penultimate card for the Belmont Park spring/summer meet with a sweep of both stakes for owner Barry K. Schwartz on Saturday, winning the $150,000 Forbidden Apple with Voodoo Song and the $100,000 Rockville Centre aboard La Fuerza. Franco, who stands third in the jockey standings with […]

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Multiple Stakes Winner Mei Ling Retired, Sold To Hill ‘N’ Dale

Stonewall Farms announced today the retirement and sale of multiple stakes winner Mei Ling, earner of over half a million dollars, to Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms. Mei Ling is by Empire Maker, sire of 11 Grade 1 Winners and 4 Champions, and out of a Seeking the Gold mare who is a half-sister to two […]

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Medaglia d’Oro Son Japan Retires To Waldorf Farm

Japan, the leading 3-year-old colt by Medaglia d’Oro, will stand stud at Waldorf Farm in North Chatham, New York. His introductory fee for 2016 will be $7,500 stands and nurses. “Japan was the most talented horse I have owned in my 37 years in racing, and he was just beginning to scratch the surface of […]

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Empire State: New York Thoroughbred Program Boosts Champion Prospects

The New York breeding season culminates with the Fasig-Tipton New York Bred Yearling Sale, which takes place Saturday and Sunday in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Here is the final piece in our summer series, Empire State, examining the dramatic changes taking place in New York’s Thoroughbred industry. One of the less obvious benefits of the recent […]

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Empire State: ‘Racing Makes More Sense’ But Challenges Lie Ahead

We’ve shown you how large purses and incentives in New York have changed the dynamics of the state’s Thoroughbred breeding industry and given farms a brighter outlook on the future. The impact of the new flow of cash is also visible on the racetrack. Trainers and owners have good reason to buy and race New […]

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