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Obrigado Takes Friday Freehold Feature

April 2, 2021:

On Friday (April 2) at Freehold Raceway, Obrigado avenged last week's Preferred Handicap Trot defeat with an emphatic 4-3/4 length win, his third in the Freehold Preferred handicap this season....read on

Double Carryover Fri. At Freehold

March 24, 2021:

Bettors were stumped by the Pick-5 at Freehold Raceway last Saturday (March 20), a sequence that included just one winning favourite. As a result, there will be a double carryover into the card this Friday (March 26), worth $1,940.02....read on

Millionaires Meet Friday At Freehold

January 26, 2021:

Obrigado has been perfect so far in 2021, with two wins in Freehold Raceway's Preferred Handicap Trot. He will try to make it three in a row on Friday (Jan. 29), and is once again likely to be a big favourite....read on

Obrigado Repeats, Fusco Series Begins

January 8, 2021:

Even in a more advanced age, Obrigado's class continues to shine through. He won the $12,000 Preferred Handicap Trot at Freehold Raceway for the second week in a row on Friday (Jan. 8)....read on

Fusco Series Begins, Obrigado Returns

January 5, 2021:

Twenty-four New Jersey-owned, sired, or foaled pacing fillies and mares will take centre stage at Freehold Raceway on Friday (January 8), as the Vinny Fusco Jr. Memorial Pacing Series begins....read on

Obrigado, Alexa Skye Score At Freehold

January 2, 2021:

Freehold Raceway rang in the new year on Friday (Jan. 1) with a pair of $12,000 Preferred Handicaps. One was won by an established veteran; the other by a possible rising star....read on

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


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