At Parting Glass Racing, racehorse partnerships offer thrills and excitement that continue year-round! Our horses run at the finest racetracks in the country, where the best of the best compete - this is what racehorse ownership is all about! Our Saratoga Springs thoroughbred racing partnerships run horses primarily on four racetrack circuits. These racetracks represent the best racing on the East coast with the highest Purse Structures offered in the industry. The more purse money you run for, the more you win, but you've got to have the horse!
New York Racing Association (NYRA)
One of the most historic and well-known racetracks in the country, the history of Saratoga Race Course dates back to 1864. Home to world-class thoroughbred racing (and Parting Glass Racing racehorse partnerships!), the appeal of this racetrack also includes its historic architecture, small-town charm, and long-standing traditions that include gala events and extraordinary hats! Saratoga Race Course is home to the Travers Stakes in August, the oldest major thoroughbred horse race in the US. Opening day is in late July through Labor Day weekend, the track is closed only one day a week on Tuesdays.
The Spa City is the summer place to be with champion caliber horses shipping in from all over the world. Every major stable is represented by their first stringers at this sleepy upstate track. It is a carnival atmosphere but there is something for everyone, and it is wonderful to see entire families enjoying the races together! From the posh visitors sitting in the fancy boxes to the kids hanging over the rail of the Saddling Paddock, everybody leaves a winner at The Spa!
Opened in 1905, Belmont Race Track in Elmont, NY is home to one of the most respected events in horse racing. The Belmont Stakes is the third event in the Triple Crown, and is considered to be the most challenging of all. The Belmont Spring/Summer meet runs from April to July and the Fall Championship Meet runs from early September to the end of October.
This is one of Parting Glass Racing's most favorite tracks in the world, with a mile and a ½ race track, big sweeping turns and a long deep stretch. At this track, anything can happen, from the gate to the wire. According to Tom Gallo, "when I look out over the track from the clubhouse, I am always amazed at the immense expanse of this championship race course. You can almost hear the crowd cheering the greatest horses in history as they came bounding down the stretch."
Located in Queens NY, Aqueduct Racetrack has a history that includes many important stakes races, including the New York Stallion Stakes, Aqueduct Handicap, Stymie Handicap, Broadway Handicap and The Count Fleet. Opened in 1894, it is known as "The Big A", and is home to winter racing with a season that runs from late October to the end of April.
This is a true "horse for course" kind of a race course. When the action shifts to the inner winterized track in November, the "inner track" experts appear. Some horses lay off all summer and fall and wait for their comfort zone on the inner track at the Big A. When you see the familiar circle in the square on their Past Performance Sheet (PPS), you will see a big move up in their numbers and their earnings. These are the horses you bet, and these are the ones you need to beat! Welcome to winter racing at the Big A!
Monmouth Park Racetrack
Located in Oceanport NJ, Monmouth Park race track is home to the $1,000,000 Haskell Invitational, the richest thoroughbred race in North America. Known for its beautiful landscaping and flowers, this track hosts more than a half dozen high-profile stakes races during its May to September season.
The partiers are the places to sit to watch the races, and the poached scrod with fresh vegetables is the specialty of the house! This makes sense, since you can smell the surf from everywhere at this, "the Shore's Greatest Stretch."
Gulf Stream Park
Since its opening in 1939, more than 160 national thoroughbred champions have competed at Gulfstream Park. Racing season runs from January to April.
We've heard good and bad about the new Gulfstream: the diehards want the old racetrack back, but many have warmed up to the new venue with its various restaurants, great views of the races, and plenty of seating. The purses are good, the sun is bright and the turf course is fast ~ what more could you want?
Calder Race Course
Opened in 1971, Calder Race Course in Miami Gardens, FL is just 15 miles from the center of Miami. The thoroughbred horse racing season runs from late April to early January, with the renowned Summit of Speed in July offering over $1,300,000 in stakes race in 2008.
Parting Glass Racing racehorse partnerships horses are shipped to Calder for their grand Slam series just before Christmas, which hosts some of the best horses in the country. We're still waiting for our Christmas present but it is sure exciting to run our best against the best for really big money!
When targeting Stake races for our traveling champs, Parting Glass Racing's horses go wherever the racing action takes us. When our trainers look for prospective stake races and when planning long-term racing campaigns, Arlington Park in Chicago, Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans and Woodbine in Toronto Canada are always on the radar screen. Road trips for stake races are always welcome - discover the excitement of racehorse ownership through our thoroughbred racing partnerships at Parting Glass Racing!