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Jerome Attracts Solid Group of Sophomores
OZONE PARK, N.Y. – A deep field of promising 3-year-olds will come to the crossroads on Saturday when they compete in the 141st edition of the Grade 2, $150,000 Jerome, the featured race on closing day at Aqueduct Racetrack. The Jerome, contested at Belmont Park from 1968-2009, returns to Aqueduct and to The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) stakes schedule after being placed on hiatus in 2010. Previously, the race was held at Aqued ... Read the full article

New Animal Planet Special, Trail MIX, to Feature Rob Thomas, Leann Rimes and Joe Perry
- Two-Hour Special Highlights Top Singers and Their Bond with Horses - SILVER SPRING, Md., Oct. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Animal Planet today announced the initial singer line-up for its new special, Trail MIX, which premieres Sunday, January 29, 2006; 8 - 10 PM (ET/PT). The eclectic mix of top performing musical artists featured include former Matchbox Twenty front-man and now solo recording artist Rob Thomas; two-time Grammy winner and cross- over co ... Read the full article

Admiral Alex Scores Big in Arts and Letters Stakes
ELMONT, N.Y. – Admiral Alex returned to the winner’s circle Sunday afternoon at Belmont Park for the first time since his maiden victory, going wire-to-wire under Cornelio Velasquez to post a 4 3/4-length victory over favored Our Dark Knight in the $70,000 Arts and Letters overnight stakes. The 3-year-old son of Afleet Alex, who gained notoriety when he leapt from his maiden win at Saratoga Race Course on July 31 directly into the Gr ... Read the full article

Sheryl Crow Unplugs and Gallops Into TRAIL MIX Exclusively on Animal Planet
Two-Hour, Hi-Def Special Highlights Some of Today's Hottest Musicians and the Special Bond They Share With Their Horses SILVER SPRING, Md., Jan. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Rock siren Sheryl Crow joins the star-studded lineup for Animal Planet's TRAIL MIX, a two-hour special premiering Sunday, January 29, 2006, from 8-10 PM (ET/PT). Shot in high definition, TRAIL MIX highlights the special bond between some of the music industry's hottest acts and their h ... Read the full article

Dominguez, Pletcher, Dubb Top Belmont Meet
ELMONT, N.Y. – Ramon Dominguez won his ninth straight riding title on The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) circuit and Todd Pletcher topped the trainer standings Sunday at the conclusion of BelmontPark’s Spring/Summer Meet. Dominguez, the nation’s leading rider, finished the meet with 73 winners, 23 more than runner-up Javier Castellano, while Pletcher saddled 25 winners for his 22nd NYRA meet training title. Gary Cont ... Read the full article

"Get Well" Card for Migliore available for Signing at Belmont May 1
ELMONT, N.Y. – Patrons at BelmontPark on Saturday, May 1, will be able to sign a “Get Well” card for jockey Richard Migliore, who will undergo surgery next week to fuse four vertebrae in his neck. The card will be displayed by the NYRA Store in the Clubhouse from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. and will be available for signing by the NYRA Store in the Grandstand from 1 – 3 p.m. After 3 p.m., the card will be walked around to vari ... Read the full article

Dominguez, Asmussen, Golden Tops at Aqueduct Spring Meet
OZONE PARK, N.Y. – Ramon Dominguez won his eighth straight riding title on The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) circuit and Steve Asmussen emerged atop the trainer standings for his first meet title Sunday at the conclusion of the 19-day Spring Meet at Aqueduct Racetrack. Dominguez finished the meet with 27 winners, eight more than runner-up David Cohen. Asmussen, the 2009 Eclipse Award winning trainer whose New York string is su ... Read the full article

Stormy's Majesty Reigns in Discovery
OZONE PARK, N.Y. – Stormy’s Majesty, well rated by Hall of Fame jockey Edgar Prado, rebounded from a last-place finish in the Empire Classic to take the 66th running of the Grade 3, $100,000 Discovery Handicap for 3-year-olds on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack. Away cleanly, Stormy’s Majesty showed early speed to claim a narrow lead, dictating an opening fraction of 23.77 before relinquishing the top spot to Golden Moka, who led ... Read the full article

Belmont Park Fall Meet Purses to Increase 13 Percent
ELMONT, N.Y. – Starting with the card on Saturday, September 25, The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) will increase purses at BelmontPark’s fall championship meet by approximately 13 percent. Average daily purses for the Belmont meet will be $480,000, up from the initial projected figure of $425,000. With purses for overnight races increasing roughly 13 percent across all categories, some of the changes include: * Overnight ... Read the full article

Velasquez takes Big A Spring Meet; Trainers Rice, Jacobson Tie
OZONE PARK, N.Y. – Jockey Cornelio Velasquez won the fifth race at Aqueduct Saturday afternoon to earn his second career riding title on The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) circuit, while Linda Rice and David Jacobson dead-heated atop the trainer standings at the conclusion of the Big A’s 18-day spring meet. By bringing home Able Bellamy ($5.30), Velasquez was able to hold onto his narrow lead over Ramon Dominguez, who had a ... Read the full article

On-Track Handle, Attendance, and Account Wagering Increase, All-Sources Handle Decreased at Belmont Fall Meet
ELMONT, N.Y. – On-track handle and NYRA Rewards account wagering demonstrated huge gains during the 2011 BelmontPark fall meet and attendance also increased, while all-sources handle declined from last year.  On-track wagering on NYRA races during the Belmont fall meet totaled $41,656,097, up 45.4 percent over last year’s total of $28,656,204, while attendance increased 4.6 percent to 133,369 compared with 127,540 during last ye ... Read the full article

Animal Planet's Saddlin' Up With a Stable of Horse Programming
SILVER SPRING, Md., Nov. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Whoa, Nelly! Animal Planet opens the barn doors to release three brand-new programs that bring horses into the spotlight. From the hoof-stomping tracks of some of today's hottest musical artists to the center-ring drama of America's top teenage riders to the adrenaline-filled sport of show jumping, Animal Planet's equestrian roundup gallops into living rooms beginning January 2006.This January, unplug ... Read the full article

Dominguez, Rodriguez, Dubb Top Belmont Fall Meet
ELMONT, N.Y. – Ramon Dominguez, whose winning streak of nine straight riding titles on The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) circuit was snapped at Saratoga Race Course, was back on top of the standings once again Sunday at the conclusion of Belmont Park’s fall championship meet. Dominguez, the nation’s leading rider, finished the 37-day meet with 62 winners, 25 more than runner-up Javier Castellano, with John Velazquez ... Read the full article

Dwyer Kicks Off Second Season for Sophomores
ELMONT, N.Y. – Every horseman’s dream is to have a horse compete in the Triple Crown, but as the second half of 2011 gets underway, the connections of several sophomores in Saturday’s Grade 2, $150,000 Dwyer wouldn’t change places with anyone.  With an eye towards a summer campaign that could include the Grade 2 Jim Dandy and the Grade 1 Travers at Saratoga Race Course, seven promising 3-year-olds were entered in the ... Read the full article

All Roads Lead to Triumph for Keri Rankin in the USHJA International Hunter Derby
GULFPORT, MS.—FEB 27, 2009—Keri Rankin of Eads, TN based Spring Mill Farm partnered with Crossroads-owned by Mary Jane King have won the 2009 Gulf Coast Winter $10,000 USHJA ASG Software Solutions International Hunter Derby presented by Dietrich Insurance, held at the Harrison County Equestrian grounds. This morning’s event started with the equivalent of a red carpet stroll with Shadbelly jackets, shined boots, braided manes and tails all around ... Read the full article

Sophomores Look to Step Up in Curlin
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – A field of seven closely matched 3-year-olds, all looking to take the next step, will gather Friday afternoon at Saratoga Race Course in the third running of the $75,000 Curlin at 1 1/8 miles on the main track. Much like the Grade 2, $500,000 Jim Dandy the following day, the Curlin will serve as a barometer for later-developing sophomores whose connections have an eye on the Grade 1, $1 million Travers on August 27 ... Read the full article

Dominguez Closing Gap in Spring Meet Jockey Standings Following Four-Win Day at Aqueduct
OZONE PARK, N.Y. – Jockey Ramon Dominguez edged closer to the lead in the spring meet jockey standings after winning four races on Wednesday at Aqueduct Racetrack.  Trailing Cornelio Velasquez by four entering Wednesday’s card, Dominguez’s first winner came in the fourth race of the day, when he piloted favored Show Trial ($3.70) to win an off-the-turf claiming event by 1½ lengths. Without a mount in Race 5, Domingu ... Read the full article

See NASCAR drivers and their pets in NASCAR: ANIMAL CREW
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- To help NASCAR launch its 2005 season, Animal Planet will broadcast a one-hour programming special on NASCAR drivers and their family pets the week of the Daytona 500. NASCAR: ANIMAL CREW answers the question -- "What's with all the pets?" -- by bringing fans behind-the- scenes with NASCAR's tough competitors to reveal their soft sides. NASCAR: ANIMAL CREW debuts on Thursday, Feb. 17 at 8 p.m. ET only on Anima ... Read the full article

The American Shetland Pony Club Celebrates their 120th Anniversary
Cloverdale, IN - The American Shetland Pony Club is ready to rock and roll with the celebration of their 120th Anniversary during the 2008 American Shetland Pony National Championship Congress Show in Cloverdale, Indiana. The Shetland Pony Championship Congress Show will be held at the new Crossroads Arena facility in historic “Covered Bridge Country” on July 30 through August 2, 2008.The excitement is steadily growing as the Shetland Pony Congre ... Read the full article

Jimmy Winkfield Draws Six Sophomore Sprinters
OZONE PARK, N.Y. – A field of six speedy sophomores will assemble Monday afternoon for the 27th running of the $65,000 Jimmy Winkfield Stakes, the holiday feature at Aqueduct Racetrack on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Mat Stables’ Royal Currier goes for his third straight stakes win in the Winkfield as he enters the six-furlong sprint off back-to-back victories in the Grey Planet at Belmont Park and the Southampton at Parx Racing. The ... Read the full article




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