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NY-bred MSW Awesome Vision retired, entered in Makeover Program

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

(Edited press release)

West Point Thoroughbreds announced yesterday that New York-bred multiple stakes winner Awesome Vision has been retired from racing and is entered in the Retired Racehorse Project’s Thoroughbred Makeover to be held October 23-25 at the Kentucky Horse Park. The 6-year-old horse is in a retraining program and slated to compete in the eventing and show jumping disciplines under West Point’s racing manager Erin Birkenhauer.

The Saratoga Springs-based racing partnership group, in consultation with trainer Tom Albertrani, decided to retire the son of Awesome Again after a small knee chip was discovered following an eighth place finish in the Danger’s Hour Stakes on April 19 at Aqueduct. After such a successful career on the racetrack West Point management and his Partners felt he deserved to retire with dignity and the ability to move on to a second career.

West Point Thoroughbreds president and founder Terry Finley said, “This horse’s retirement is bittersweet. He gave us so much joy, but it’s not realistic to think that he would run forever. What does feel good is that this is the way all racing retirement chapters are supposed to be written — a horse going out with class and the opportunity to embark on a new career with another exciting chapter forthcoming.”

Added Finley, “He was a major force in the New York-bred ranks for years, a multiple stakes winner who brought his Partners to the winner’s circle eight times, and earner of $439,236.”

Awesome Vision began racing as a 3-year-old in 2012 and has a record of 8-2-4 from 28 career starts. His entire racing career was spent in New York, with 27 of his 28 starts were at New York Racing Association (NYRA) tracks. He’s also a multiple stakes winner, having won the Compelling Word, Saratoga Sunrise, and Move It Now Stakes.

West Point Thoroughbreds plans to chronicle his training for the Thoroughbred Makeover on their website and social media channels. The Makeover takes place the weekend before the Breeders’ Cup and has been designated an official Breeders’ Cup Festival Event.


NYTB Board unanimously elects Tom Gallo President

Monday, June 8th, 2015

by Sarah Mace

At a meeting of the Board of Directors of the New York Thoroughbred Breeders, Inc. (NYTB), which took place on Monday, June 8, 2015 at the organization’s Saratoga Springs office, Board members unanimously elected long-time NYTB Vice President Thomas J. Gallo III to serve as Board President through the remainder of 2015. Current NYTB Director Mallory Mort, Farm Manager at Marlene Brody’s Gallagher’s Stud in Ghent, was elected to replace Gallo in the office of Vice President. The Board also selected Dr. Joan M. Taylor to fill a Director vacancy.

The elections and appointment of a new Director to the NYTB Board were occasioned by the resignation of Board President Barry Ostrager following his nomination to serve as a judge in the Civil Branch of the Supreme Court of the State of New York in the Court of Claims. Ostrager, who has served on the NYTB Board of Directors since 1998 and is the majority owner of Questroyal Stud in Stillwater, is a former partner of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, where he was a nationally prominent trial lawyer.

Incoming NYTB Board President Tom Gallo, who owns Blue Stone Farm in Cambridge with his wife Mia, is the founder and managing owner of Parting Glass Racing and Thomas J. Gallo III Sales Agency, LLC. From years of service on the NYTB board and as Chair of the NYTB PAC, Gallo brings a wealth of experience and first-hand knowledge about the industry, marketing and legislative process to the office of Board President.

Said Gallo, “First, on behalf of the whole Board I want to express our gratitude for Barry’s long and distinguished service on behalf of NYTB and on behalf of the New York racing and breeding industries as a whole. As the new President of the NYTB Board, I would like to continue the momentum created by Barry and our Board. I will also make every effort to keep NYTB in a leadership role for the benefit of both the New York breeding industry, and the breeding industry nationwide.”

Newly-appointed NYTB Director Joan Taylor is a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine who earned her degree from Tufts University. In 1990 she partnered with her husband William B. Wilmot to build and operate Stepwise Farm in Saratoga to engage in breeding and selling quality racing prospects for the commercial market. Taylor also serves as an advisor for aspiring veterinary students at Skidmore and Connecticut College, is a volunteer for local nonprofit groups and has held a variety of leadership, fundraising and board positions, including the Wesley Foundation, Travers Committee and for the past six years has chaired the Adirondack Trust Community Fund.


Be Bullish arrives at Old Friends Cabin Creek

Friday, May 29th, 2015
Led by JoAnne Pepper, Be Bullish takes his first step into retirement

Led by JoAnne Pepper, Be Bullish takes his first step into retirement

 (Press Release with additional photos by Sarah Mace)

GREENFIELD CENTER, NY – MAY 28, 2015 – Old Friends at Cabin Creek, the New York satellite of Georgetown, KY’s Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Center, is pleased to announce the arrival Thursday of Be Bullish.

The New York-bred gelding, who turned 10 this year, celebrated his 19th win on May 17 when he won a $16,000 claiming race at Belmont Park. It was his 87th career start.

Following his win Be Bullish was claimed by prominent owner Mike Repole, who purchased the horse with the sole intent of retiring him from racing.

New owner Repole noted that Be Bullish “has put in his time, he’s going out on top, he’s going out in the winner’s circle. If every horse could have an ending like this, the sport would be in a much better place.”

Be Bullish, who retires with more than a million in earnings, will live out his post-racing days at Old Friends Cabin Creek near Saratoga, which is also home to Repole retiree Cool N’ Collective.[*]

Checking out the pastures; BB will be turned after acclimation and walking.

Checking out the pastures; BB will be turned after acclimation and walking.

“Our thanks to Mike Repole for giving this New York favorite the retirement he deserves,” said JoAnn Pepper, owner and manager of Old Friends at Cabin Creek. “Be Bullish gave his all to racing. We’re very grateful to have him, and we look forward to his all of his fans visiting him at the farm.”

Old Friends at Cabin Creek is open for tours Saturdays from 12 pm – 3 pm. for more information see their website at www.oldfriends@cabincreek.com.

[NOTE: *Repole has donated two other horses to Cabin Creek: Driven by Success and Roaring Lion.]


Dayatthespa 2014 New York-bred Horse of the Year, Chester and Mary Broman top breeders

Monday, April 6th, 2015
Dayatthespa BC Fillies & Mares Turf (AP Photo/Benoit Photo)

Dayatthespa BC Fillies & Mares Turf (AP Photo/Benoit Photo)

by Sarah Mace

Eclipse Champion Turf Female Dayatthespa, the first New York-bred to win a Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup race, was voted 2014 New York-bred Horse of the Year. The honor for top breeder in New York in 2014 went to Chester and Mary Broman.

The announcements were made at the Annual Awards Banquet of the New York Thoroughbred Breeders, Inc. (NYTB) held on April 6, 2015 at the Saratoga National Golf Club in Saratoga Springs, New York. The event, which was sponsored by the New York Breeding and Development Fund, was emceed by Richard Migliore, former leading New York jockey and currently a broadcast analyst for the New York Racing Association, Inc. and the Jockey Club Tour on Fox. The 2014 New York-bred divisional champions and horse of the year were chosen by a ballot of New York turf writers, handicappers, chart callers and racing analysts conducted by NYTB.

Horse of the Year Dayatthespa, owned in partnership by Jerry Frankel, Ronald Frankel, Steve Laymon and Bradley Thoroughbreds, was expertly guided through her 5-year-old campaign by trainer Chad Brown. Following a runner-up finish in the De La Rose stakes in August, she reeled off three straight victories in the Yaddo at Saratoga, the Grade 1 First Lady at Keeneland and the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf in Santa Anita. A daughter of City Zip bred by Castellare DiCracchiolo Stable, Cracchiolo & Goldsher, Dayatthespa was also voted 2014 Champion New York-bred Turf Female and Champion New York-bred Older Female. Her late dam, M’Lady Doc was named New York-bred Broodmare of the Year.

Chester and Mary Broman

Chester and Mary Broman

Chester and Mary Broman, New York’s top breeders also in 2004 and 2011, had a banner year in 2014 even by their standards. Broman-bred horses, most competing in the couple’s familiar green and white silks, won sixty-two races and earned $2.4 million last year. At the conclusion of the 2014 Saratoga meet, the Bromans finished fourth in the owner standings with 11 wins.

Dayatthespa was not the only multiple honoree on Monday night. Three-year-old Artemis Agrotera, a Grade 1 winner and Eclipse finalist for Female Sprinter owned and bred by the Bromans was voted Champion New York-Bred Female Sprinter and Champion New York-Bred Three-Year-Old Filly. Antonino Miuccio’s Palace, who won back-to-back Grade 1 races at Saratoga, was honored as Champion New York-bred Male Sprinter and Older Male.

A complete list of New York’s 2014 equine and human honorees follows:

Horse of the Year, Turf Female, Older Female: Dayatthespa
CH, M (City Zip – M’Lady Doc, by Doc’s Leader)
Breeder: Castellare DiCracchiolo Stable, Cracchiolo & Goldsher
Owner: Jerry Frankel, Ronald Frankel, Steve Laymon and Bradley Thoroughbreds
Trainer: Chad C. Brown

Male Sprinter, Older Male: Palace
B, H (City Zip – Receivership, by End Sweep)
Breeder: The Peter J. Callahan Revocable Trust Dated 2/28/02
Owner: Antonino Miuccio
Trainer: Linda Rice

Female Sprinter, Three-Year-Old Filly: Artemis Agrotera
B, F (Roman Ruler – Indy Glory, by A.P. Indy)
Breeder/Owner: Chester and Mary Broman, Sr.
Trainer: Michael E. Hushion

Two-Year-Old Filly: Wonder Gal
DK B/, F (Tiz Wonderful – Passe, by Dixie Union)
Breeder: Apache Farm LLC
Owner: Treadway Racing Stable
Trainer: Leah Gyarmati

Two-Year-Old Male: Upstart
DK B/, R (Flatter – Party Silks, by Touch Gold)
Breeder: Mrs. Gerald A. Nielsen
Owner: Ralph M. Evans
Trainer: Richard A. Violette, Jr.

Three-Year-Old Male: Samraat
DK B/, C (Noble Causeway – Little Indian Girl, by Indian Charlie)
Breeder/Owner: My Meadowview Farm LLC
Trainer: Richard A. Violette, Jr.

Turf Male: Lubash
B, H (Freud – Nasty Cure, by Cure the Blues)
Breeder/Owner: Aliyu Ben J Stables
Trainer: Christophe Clement

Steeplechase Horse: Cat Feathers
DK B/, M (Catienus – Mistress Hemming, by Quiet American)
Breeder: Happy Hill Farm
Owner/Trainer: Kate Dalton

Broodmare of the Year: M’Lady Doc, by Doc’s Leader, dam of Dayatthespa

Breeder of the Year: Chester and Mary Broman
Trainer of the Year: Linda Rice
Jockey of the Year: Jose Ortiz


Hall of Fame trainer Allen Jerkens dies at 85

Thursday, March 19th, 2015
Photo courtesy Gulfstream Park

Photo courtesy Gulfstream Park

(Courtesy NYRA Communications)

OZONE PARK, N.Y. – Hall of Fame trainer H. Allen Jerkens, who trained hundreds of stakes winners on the New York Racing Association circuit and engineered some of the biggest upsets in racing history, died late Wednesday afternoon in a South Florida hospital after a brief illness. He was 85.

Jerkens, known reverently by the racetrack community as “The Chief,” was born on April 21, 1929 in Islip, New York, the son of a former Austrian cavalry captain who owned a riding academy. Jerkens’ father enjoyed rehabilitating injured race horses and sending them back to the track, a hobby that influenced Allen to pursue a career as a thoroughbred trainer, although he started out as a steeplechase jockey.

Once he grew too big to continue riding professionally, Jerkens began training thoroughbreds, and at the age of 21, Jerkens saddled his first winner on July 4, 1950 at Aqueduct Racetrack with Populace. Two owners who helped launch his career were Eddie Seinfeld, who claimed Admiral Vee for $12,500, and Al Meser, who owned War Command, Jerkens’ first stakes winner. Jerkens also was a longtime trainer for Jack Dreyfus’ Hobeau Farm, for which he developed Beau Purple, Prove Out, Duck Dance and Handsome Boy.

Although he rarely ventured outside New York, Jerkens’  national reputation soared during the 1970’s, when he twice defeated Secretariat: first with Onion in the 1973 Whitney Handicap, and then later that same year with Prove Out in the Woodward Stakes. The monumental upsets solidified Jerkens’ moniker as “the Giant Killer,” which had seen its genesis a decade earlier when he sent out Beau Purple to defeat five-time Horse of the Year Kelso on three separate occasions. Other champions his horses defeated include Cicada, Buckpasser, Riva Ridge and Forego.

Overall, he trained 3,859 winners of nearly $104 million, placing him 11th and 14th, respectively, among trainers all-time.

“The men and women of the New York Racing Association mourn the passing of Hall of Fame trainer H. Allen Jerkens, not only one of the most revered horsemen of our time, but one of the finest people our industry has ever known,” said Christopher Kay, CEO and President of the New York Racing Association. “‘The Chief’ leaves behind a lasting legacy both on and off the track. We were humbled and proud to have honored him at Saratoga Race Course last summer in our second annual Red Jacket ceremony for achievement and excellence inn our sport. Our deepest sympathies go out to his children and grandchildren.”

Due in large part to twice vanquishing the immortal Secretariat, Jerkens earned the Eclipse Award for outstanding North American trainer in 1973. Two years later, he became the youngest trainer ever inducted into the National Racing Hall of Fame at the age of 45, despite not yet having trained a champion.

Jerkens’ first champion finally came in 1994, when Sky Beauty won the Eclipse Award for Top Older Female.

Other notable Jerkens-trained runners include multiple Grade 1 winner Devil His Due, who won the Gotham and Wood in 1992, to go along with the 1993 edition of the Pimlico Special, Suburban, and Excelsior; Believe The Queen, who won the 1984 Tom Fool; Missy’s Mirage, who won the First Flight in 1991, and the Shuvee and Hempstead in 1992; and Emma’s Encore, who won the Victory Ride and Prioress in 2012.

Jerkens won many of the major stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack, Belmont Park and Saratoga Race Course, except the one that mattered most to him: the Travers, also known as the Mid-Summer Derby, which was won in 2010 and 2014 by his son, Jimmy, also a trainer. His best finish in five Travers starts came with his first entrant, Devil His Due, who was second to Thunder Rumble in 1992.

Although Jerkens sent several horses to the Kentucky Derby, he never came close to winning, with his best finish coming with Sensitive Prince, who was sixth in 1978. He also never won a Breeders’ Cup race, with his best finish in 11 starts a second with Society Selection in the 2005 Distaff.

Despite his renown as a trainer, those who knew him best say his greatest success came with people, not horses. Among the trainers he mentored are Thomas Bush, Leah Gyarmati, Mike Hushion, and his two sons, Jimmy and Steven.

Jerkens, who was predeceased by his wife, Elisabeth, is survived by three sons, Allen, Steven and Jimmy, a daughter, Julie, and several grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements are pending.


Saratoga economic impact study puts breeding industry at center of economic growth

Friday, March 13th, 2015
by Sarah Mace

A recently-released study of the economic impact made by the annual summer meet at Saratoga Race Course on the greater capital region focuses on the expansion of the area’s breeding industry as a key factor in a nine-percent growth rate seen since 2011, and an increase in jobs of more than 30 percent. Specifically, last year the Saratoga meet generated $237 million in economic activity and was responsible for nearly 2,600 jobs across the greater capital region. The meet also generated as much as $14.2 million in tax revenue for city, county and New York State.

Commissioned by the Saratoga County Industrial Development Agency (IDA), the study was conducted by Camoin Associates, who used 2014 figures to update economic data generated from prior reports in 2006 and 2011. The group looked at various sectors of the regional economy within the nine-county region of Albany, Columbia, Greene, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Warren and Washington.

The key factor in this growth was identified as the expansion of the thoroughbred breeding industry in New York, which the study links directly to the infusion of VLT revenue into restricted purses and incentives. Raymond F. Callanan, Chairman of the Saratoga County Industrial Development Agency, said,

We conducted extensive interviews with owners, trainers and breeders and it is clear that the State’s investment of VLT revenues has had a significant and far reaching economic impact on New York’s 2 billion dollar racing and breeding industry. Simply put, the VLT enhanced purse structure and breeders’ awards program has revitalized the industry and made the New York Breeding program the envy of the country.”

Added Callanan, “The results of the [study] give us a real sense of optimism that the future of the racing and breeding industry in New York State, which is such an integral part of the economy of our city, county and region, is finally, after many troubled years, on a sound financial path to success.”

The study also highlights the important role of the breeding sector in expanding much-needed greenspace in the surrounding area, citing a 14 percent increase in the number of horse farm properties in Saratoga County between 2010 and 2013. Horse farms account for 3.7 percent of agricultural parcels in the nine-county study area in comparison to only 2 percent in New York State.

Jeffrey Cannizzo, Executive Director of New York Thoroughbred Breeders, Inc., said, “This study underscores the positive impact of VLT money not only on the breeding industry directly but on the whole region, in terms of greenspace, employment and tax revenues. This this kind of economic growth is exactly what upstate New York needs, and breeders should be proud to be such an important of it.”

 


Rachel M. Broman passes

Friday, February 27th, 2015

It is with deep sadness NYTB must inform the breeding community of the passing of Rachel M. Broman, daughter of Chester and Mary Broman. The family will receive friends Friday, February 27, 2015 from 2:00-4:30 p.m. and 7:00-9:30 p.m. at:

Claude R. Boyd-Spencer Funeral Home
448 West Main Street
Babylon, NY 11702
631-669-2400

The funeral service will take place at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 28 at:

St. Thomas Episcopal Church,
298 Conklin Street Farmingdale, NY 11735.
Interment to follow at Pinelawn Memorial Park.

The Broman family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations in Rachel’s memory be made to St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 298 Conklin Street Farmingdale, NY 11735 or to A Home at Last, P.O. Box 2253, Brightwaters, NY 11718.


2014 NY-Bred Divisional Championship Nominees

Monday, January 26th, 2015
by Sarah Mace

The New York Thoroughbred Breeders, Inc. (NYTB) is pleased to announce the nominees for the New York-Bred Divisional Champions of 2014. New York turf writers, handicappers, chart callers and racing analysts will vote on the winners in each division. The voters will also choose the 2014 New York-Bred Horse of the Year.

The 2014 New York-Bred Divisional Champions and Horse of the Year will be announced at NYTB’s Annual Awards Banquet on the evening of Monday, April 6, 2015 at the Saratoga National Golf Club in Saratoga Springs, New York. Also to be honored at the banquet will be Champion Steeplechase Horse, Broodmare of the Year, Champion Trainer, Champion Jockey and Outstanding Breeder.

The 2014 New York-bred Divisional Championship Nominees, listed alphabetically in each category, with links to their Equibase Horse Profiles are:

Champion Two-Year-Old Filly:

Freudie Anne
Harlan’s Honor
Quezon
Temper Mint Patty
The Lewis Dinner
Wonder Gal

Champion Two-Year-Old Male:

Bustin It
Good Luck Gus
International Star
Ostrolenka
Skyway
Startup Nation
Upstart

Champion Three-Year-Old Filly:

Artemis Agrotera
Flipcup
Isabelle
Princess Violet
Star Grazing

Champion Three-Year-Old Male:

Captain Serious
Effinex
Empire Dreams
Mark My Way
Samraat
So Lonesome
Uncle Sigh

Champion Female Turf Horse:

Dayatthespa
Discreet Marq
Effie Trinket
Inimitable Romanee
Invading Humor
Mah Jong Maddnes

Champion Male Turf Horse:

Hangover Kid
Kharafa
King Kreesa
Lubash

Champion Female Sprinter:

Artemis Agrotera
Galiana
Hot Stones
La Verdad
Risky Rachel
Willet

Champion Male Sprinter:

Bandbox
Be Bullish
Captain Serious
I’m Stoked
Marriedtothemusic
Moonlight Song
Palace
Weekend Hideaway

Champion Older Female:

Dayatthespa
Discreet Marq
Hot Stones
Inimitable Romanee
La Verdad

Champion Older Male:

Big Business
Moonlight Song
Palace
Zivo


NYTB Stallion Season Auction January 12-14

Thursday, January 1st, 2015

New York Thoroughbred Breeders, Inc. will conduct its annual Stallion Season Auction starting on Monday, January 12 at 9:00 a.m. and ending on Wednesday, January 14 at 6:00 p.m. The auction will be held online using the Starquine bidding platform.  Participants must register with starquine.com prior to bidding.  All bids will be subject to the rules and conditions of the auction.  Each season’s conditions will be posted.

Click here to register and bid at Starquine.com.

Stallion State Stud Fee Farm
Alpha NY $8,500 Sequel Stallions NY
Big Brown NY $8,500 Dutchess Views Farm
Bob and John NY $6,000 Saratoga Stud
Boys at Tosconova NY $2,500 Questroyal North
Bullet Train KY $7,500 Crestwood Farm
Bustin Stones NY $5,000 Waldorf Farm
Catienus NY $2,000 McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds
Central Banker NY $7,500 McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds
Congaree NY $7,500 Saratoga Stud
Cosmonaut NY $5,000 Saratoga Stud
Country Day KY $3,500 Crestwood Farm
Courageous Cat NY $6,000 Questroyal North
D’ Funnybone NY $2,500 Rockridge Stud
Desert Party NY $7,500 Sequel Stallions NY
Discreetly Mine KY $10,000 Lane’s End
Dr Large NY $2,500 Banahan Farms
Dublin NY $6,500 Keane Stud
Drill FL $4,500 Get Away Farm
Emcee NY $7,500 Sequel Stallions NY
First Dude FL $7,500 Double Diamond Farm
Fort Larned FL $7,500 Adena Springs South
Forty Tales NY $6,500 Sequel Stallions NY
Freud NY $10,000 Sequel Stallions NY
Frost Giant NY $10,000 Keane Stud
General Quarters KY $5,000 Crestwood Farm
Get Stormy KY $5,000 Crestwood Farm
Giacomo MD $3,500 Adena Springs at Heritage Stallions
Giant Oak KY $7,500 Millennium Farms
Giant Surprise NY $2,500 Rockridge Stud
Heavy Breathing NY $2,500 Dutchess Views Farm
Here Comes Ben NY $7,500 McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds
Hold Me Back KY $5,000 WinStar Farm
Honorable Dillon NY $5,000 Rockridge Stud
I Want Revenge KY $5,000 Millennium Farms
Jersey Town KY $10,000 Darby Dan Farm
Justenuffhumor NY $2,500 McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds
Lewis Michael NY $3,000 Questroyal North
Marsh Side NY $3,000 Dutchess Views Farm
Miracle Man NY $2,000 Pucker Ridge Farm
Mission Impazible NY $7,500 Sequel Stallions NY
Morning Line KY $10,000 Lane’s End
Musket Man NY $2,500 Waldorf Farm
Nobiz Like Shobiz KY $5,000 Crestwood Farm
Not Bourbon CAN $5,000 Colebrook Farms Stallion Station
Overanalyze KY $10,000 WinStar Farm
Perfect Soul KY $7,500 Darby Dan Farm
Posse NY $5,000 Rockridge Stud
Revolutionary KY $7,500 WinStar Farm
Rule By Night NY Private Mill Creek Farm
Santiva NY $2,500 Questroyal North
Simmard NY $3,500 Mill Creek Farm
Smart Bid NY $4,500 Saratoga Stud
Soaring Empire NY $3,500 Rockridge Stud
Stonesider NY $3,500 Saratoga Stud
Tale of Ekati KY $15,000 Darby Dan Farm
Taste Of Paradise KY $2,500 Crestwood Farm
Teuflesberg NY $5,000 McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds
The Cliff’s Edge NY $2,500 McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds
The Lumber Guy NY $3,500 Keane Stud
Tizdejavu KY $5,000 Crestwood Farm
Trinniberg NY $7,500 Rockridge Stud
Twirling Candy KY $10,000 Lane’s End
Two Step Salsa FL $7,500 Get Away Farm

New York owner and breeder Donald Newman dies at 85

Thursday, January 1st, 2015
(Courtesy NYRA Communications)

OZONE PARK, N.Y. – Longtime thoroughbred owner and breeder Donald Newman, of Roslyn, N.Y., died on December 23 after a brief illness. He was 85.

Newman was a sportswear manufacturer who purchased his first racehorse in 1974. He subsequently went on to campaign a number of stakes horses, including Mucchina, winner of the 1978 Ashland at Keeneland Race Course, First and Only, who took the 1993 Longfellow at Monmouth Park, and So N So, winner of the 2009 Lucy Scribner at Saratoga Race Course.

Among the trainers he employed through the years were Tom Bush, Jose Martin, Hall of Famer Frank “Pancho” Martin, and most recently, Carlos Martin.

His horse racing legacy will be carried on by his family, said his son, Richard.

“We intend to carry on and continue racing,” said Richard Newman. “In the past few years he concentrated on breeding New York-breds, so we have a number of homebreds that are getting ready to run.”

Newman is survived by his wife, Gail; a daughter, Rebecca, and two other sons, Matthew and Adam.