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Winter Campaign For Returning Obrigado

December 7, 2019:

“Mentally, that horse has never changed. That’s what’s remarkable about him. You see people sometimes; your attitudes go up and down throughout a racing season. You see that with horses; horses have lulls where they just don’t seem to be too keen. He’s never ever been that way.”...read on

Award-Winning Veterans Return Friday

November 2, 2019:

Horses that win major races and awards can rarely return to the races quietly, and a pair of millionaires were back in action in qualifiers on Friday afternoon -- one after a five-year hiatus from active competition....read on

Obrigado Retired

November 22, 2018:

Trot Insider has learned that 2016 U.S. Older Trotter of the Year Obrigado has been retired....read on

Bioness Wins Trotting Club Final; Open To Obrigado

September 2, 2018:

A second-tier Bioness (Brian Sears, $33.80) made one decisive move on Sunday afternoon (Sept. 2), winning the $120,000 final of Yonkers Raceway’s French-American Trotting Club Series....read on

Obrigado Wins Yonkers Open

August 19, 2018:

Favoured Obrigado (Mark MacDonald, $4.20) pounced from the pocket Sunday afternoon (Aug. 19), winning Yonkers Raceway’s featured $44,000 off-going Open Handicap Trot....read on

Obrigado Romps In Tioga's Top Trot

July 22, 2018:

Obrigado was clearly in prime form Saturday at Tioga Downs as he beat the best trotters that track had to offer in the $11,000 Open Handicap Trot....read on

Eugene Kurzrok Passes

April 18, 2018:

Eugene Kurzrok, 81, managing partner of Our Horse Cents Stable and Stable 45, and an owner of several champions including Mission Brief, Southwind Frank, What The Hill, Obrigado and Golden Receiver, passed away on Monday (April 16) after a brief illness....read on

Update On Obrigado

January 11, 2018:

Trainer/co-owner Paul Kelley has provided an update on open trotting star Obrigado, who is looking to bounce back to top form in 2018....read on

Where Is Obrigado?

November 25, 2017:

Maine-bred trotting star Obrigado has been absent from the races since finishing ninth in the $303,050 John Cashman Jr. Memorial on August 5 at the Meadowlands, but is plotted to return for his eight-year-old campaign in 2018 after recovering from surgery....read on

No Worries For Obrigado

June 8, 2017:

Obrigado might have a little Alfred E. Neuman in him. One gets the feeling after talking with the seven-year-old trotter’s regular driver, Mark MacDonald, that an appropriate caption under the horse’s photo would be “What -- me worry?” just the same as the cartooned Neuman on the cover of MAD magazine....read on

Freshman Flood The Meadowlands

June 3, 2017:

The first two-year-old races of 2017 at The Meadowlands began at 10 a.m. on Saturday morning on a fast track under overcast skies with temperatures in the just shy of 60°F and a slight stretch headwind....read on

Stars Out In Meadowlands Qualifiers

May 27, 2017:

The Meadowlands Racetrack hosted a pre-card qualifying session on Saturday evening (May 27) featuring a handful of stars that could be major contenders in stakes action this season....read on

Kelley On Such An Angel, Obrigado

May 26, 2017:

When he first became acquainted with the then yearling colt, Paul Kelley definitely wanted to bring him home. Yet he swiftly banished such reveries from his mind, for he knew Such An Angel was a horse with a price tag that would bust his budget....read on

Obrigado Wins 2017 Qualifying Debut

May 19, 2017:

The 2016 Dan Patch Award-winning older trotter Obrigado returned to work on Friday (May 19), winning his first qualifier of the year at Vernon Downs....read on

Big Night For Canadians At Dan Patch Awards

February 27, 2017:

On Sunday, February 26 at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Canadians played a major role at the 2016 U.S. Harness Writers Association’s Dan Patch Awards dinner, presented by Hoosier Park....read on


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