Dickie Coombs and Fred DiDonato are my heroes for several reasons.
PHILADELPHIA – Mark Leiter Jr. walked into Veterans Stadium for his first Philadelphia Eagles game ever wearing a Randy Moss jersey Nov. 11, 2001.
EAST RUTHERFORD — Scott Zeron has a shot at becoming the first person in almost three decades to drive consecutive winners in the Hambletonian.
EAST RUTHERFORD — The Hambletonian is becoming a race that female trainers can win.
When it became apparent early this year that Irish War Cry was one of America’s better 3-year-olds, trainer Graham Motion had one race in mind above all others.
OCEANPORT — Irish War Cry, the runner up in the Belmont Stakes, is the 5-2 favorite in the $1 million Haskell Invitational for 3-year-olds.
EAST RUTHERFORD — Dan Patch Award winner Walner will not race in the Hambletonian Stakes because of a minor injury.
OCEANPORT — Bigger Picture set a course record while pulling off a 10-1 upset Saturday in the $300,000 United Nations Stakes on the turf at Monmouth Park.
NEW YORK — The road to the winner’s circle in the Belmont Stakes ran through the Kentucky Derby, even if the Derby and Preakness winners skipped the final leg of the Triple Crown.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A trainer and jockey accustomed to success. A headstrong horse with a mind of its own. Together, they harnessed their collective talents to win the Kentucky Derby.
Despite owning two horse-racing tracks in upstate New York with casino gaming and pushing for a casino at the Meadowlands, Jeff Gural doesn’t consider himself a casino guy.
EAST RUTHERFORD — After three decades of trying, the Wellwood family finally won the Hambletonian.
EAST RUTHERFORD - The Hambletonian has become trainer Jimmy Takter's personal playground.
EAST RUTHERFORD — Recent failures in the Hambletonian aren’t haunting driver Yannick Gingras.
Exaggerator has done it again, taking charge in the stretch and beating Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist in the $1 million Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park. Ridden by Kent Desormeaux, Exaggerator stormed past Nyquist and American Freedom and cruised to a 1 1/2-length victory.
All set to return to the races, Nyquist will take on five challengers in the $1 million Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park in his first start since his only loss in the Preakness more than two months ago.
In an unexpected twist to an already jam-packed slate of weekend racing, Preakness Stakes winner Exaggerator is now expected to join Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist and graded stakes winner Gun Runner in the starting gate for Sunday’s Grade I Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park.
Creator closed with a rush and caught Destin at the wire and won the $1.5 millionBelmont Stakes on Saturday, with Preakness winner Exaggerator finishing off the board. The 3-year-old gray colt came flying down the stretch as Destin tried to hang on to the lead. But it was Creator, who finished 13th in the Derby and skipped the Preakness, who won by a nose. It was the fourth time the Belmont was decided by a nose — the closest possible margin of victory.
NEW YORK — So much for a rematch in the Belmont Stakes.
BALTIMORE — Finally, Exaggerator has beaten Nyquist, and it came in the Preakness on Saturday to end any chance of another Triple Crown.
BALTIMORE — Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist will start from the No. 3 gate Saturday in the Preakness as the overwhelming favorite in the 11-horse field.
BALTIMORE — Gun Runner, third-place finisher in the Kentucky Derby, will skip the Preakness, leaving a likely field of 11 for the middle leg of the Triple Crown on Saturday at Pimlico.
OCEANPORT — Monmouth Park will open its thoroughbred meet on Saturday with an 11-race card that features the $75,000 Decathlon Stakes.
BALTIMORE — The passage of time has trickled ever so slowly for trainer Michael Matz since Barbaro's final gallop at the Preakness.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The racing world wondered if there was a worthy successor to last year’s Triple Crown champion American Pharoah.