American Courage wins MGM Springfield final
American Courage remains unbeaten in four lifetime starts for trainer Travis Alexander, driver Matt Kakaley and the Fiddler’s Creek Stables of West Bloomfield, Mich.
The 2year-old colt by American Ideal is the first foal out of the Art Major mare Nota Fool Bluechip.
The heavy favorite in the race, American Courage paid $2.40 to win. Crystal Beach was 6 3/4 lengths back in third. (Yonkers... more...
Indiana commission approves Eldorado
The commission’s vote came following the Indiana Gaming Commission approval of the $17.3 billion merger of Eldorado Resorts and Caesars Entertainment Corp.—also with conditions—on Friday. Eldorado shareholders and the Federal Trade Commission had already approved the me... more...
Victoria’s Maverick takes Plainridge opening feature
The first feature of the meet was a $12,000 conditioned pacing event that was won by Victoria’s Maverick, who closed with a strong brush down the lane.
Victoria’s Maverick (Mike Stevenson) got away second behind a headstrong Van Helsing (Matty Athearn), who took the field to the half in :56.2. It was there... more...
I’m Some Graduate digs in to win Meadows Open
I'm Some Graduate reached the point from post 9 in a demanding :27.1 opening panel for Dave Palone. When the first-over Major Nemesis led a parade of challengers in the lane, the 7-year-old Somebeachsomewhere-Western Graduate gelding refused to yield, defeating Major Nemesis by three-quarters of a length, with K Ryan Bluechip third.
Ron Burke trains I’m Some Graduate, who now boasts $499,858... more...
Proper One upsets in Harrington Open
The 6-year-old homebred Proper Respect gelding registered his second straight win, and 29th in his career for trainer Carlo Poliseno.
Post position number eight proved no problem for Proper One, who was last early as pacesetter Sicily set fractions of :27, :56,3 and 1:25.
Proper One was perched third-over near the half mile while Slick Tony gained first-over. The former surged three wide on the final turn as second over Archangel Three retrea... more...
Miller starts 3 in MGM Springfield Monday
By American Ideal... more...
Northfield to host Buckeye Stallions for 2YO pacers Monday
The colt and gelding entries are led by two Mike Polhamus-trained pacers. Brighter Days, by Woodstock, was a winner at Northfield on July 6 in in 1:55. Polhamus also has Twig, the son of Mr. Apples who has a mark of 1:55.2 at Scioto Downs in his win on July 2.
Two county fair winners are also entered in the seven divisions. Grey Phanton, by Western Terror, wa... more...
Headlines • July 14, 2020
▪ American Courage wins MGM Springfield final
▪ Indiana commission approves Eldorado
▪ Victoria’s Maverick takes Plainridge opening feature
▪ I’m Some Graduate digs in to win Meadows Open
▪ Proper One upsets in Harrington Open
▪ Miller starts 3 in MGM Springfield Monday
▪ Northfield to host Buckeye Stallions for 2YO pacers Monday
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