During the year, Ninety North horses may be stabled at any one of four places at different times. During the winter months, horses will be stabled at Palm Meadows Training Center in Boynton Beach, Florida. For the rest of the year, roughly April – November, our horses will be located either at Belmont Park in Elmont, NY, or at Fair Hill Training Center in Elkton, MD. We will also have a strong presence during the entire Saratoga meet in Saratoga Springs, NY. See below for a brief description of each of these locations.
Palm Meadows: In recent years, Palm Meadows has become an elite training facility for horses spending the winter in Florida. Many of the top trainers from the New York racing circuit head to Palm Meadows each year, and trainers from all over the country maintain a presence there as well. The facility offers well-maintained dirt and turf training tracks, and horses generally train in a peaceful atmosphere.
For more information, please visit: http://www.gulfstreampark.com/racing/horsemen/palm-meadows
Belmont Park/Saratoga Race Course: The NYRA tracks have been the home for all of the horses developed by the Nicholson family and trained by Jimmy Toner over the past 20 years or so. During the Spring and Fall, horses based in New York will be at Belmont Park, while they will spend the Summer at historic Saratoga Racecourse. Horses stabled in New York will likely run most, if not all of their races in New York, but with prize money expected to increase due to new slot machine revenue, New York racing figures to take off in the coming years.
For more information on New York racing, please visit: http://nyra.com/
Fair Hill: By far the most exclusive opportunity for Ninety North horses is the barn we have purchased at the Fair Hill Training Center in Elkton, MD. There are fewer than 20 barns on the premises, and only those who are stabled at the facility have access to the resources there. Fair Hill offers dirt, turf, and synthetic (Tapeta) surfaces for horses to train over, meaning that they can exercise over every type of surface racing has to offer. The barn also has its own paddocks and pens so that horses may continue to be outside of their stalls, even after morning training is over, an option that is nearly impossible to find at a racetrack. Because Fair Hill is not attached to a racetrack, it also gives us flexibility to run at any of about a dozen tracks in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic.
Having the Fair Hill barn available means that Ninety North and Jimmy Toner can situate the horses strategically in order to best help them reach their potential. Whether a horse flourishes more in the relaxed atmosphere of Fair Hill, or the more heavily structured routine at the racetrack, we can provide whatever is necessary.
For some pictures of our barn, please visit: http://fairhilltrainingcenter.com/fc3e.html
For a sampling of life at Fair Hill, please visit: http://fairhilltrainingcenter.com/photos.html