Trotters vie in Series action at Miami Valley
A sure sign that Spring is right around the corner is the commencement of the “Lebanon Legends” late closer series for green pacers and trotters at Miami Valley Raceway. On Monday afternoon, three divisions of the first leg of the Robert J. Brown Memorial Series for non-winners of two races or $20,000 lifetime trotters were contested. When the limestone dust settled, winners were Monday Nite (Randy Tharps), Voyage To Paris (Kayne Kauffman) and Crews Hilltopper (Trevor Smith).
Tharps sent Monday Nite, a 4-year-old daughter of Yankee Glide, directly to the front of... more...
Former champion Supergill dies at age 34 in Italy
Supergill, a $500,000 yearling in the fall of 1986 who went on to become one of the top sires in Italy,died at 7:24 a.m. on Sunday, March 17. He was 34 years old and living at the Toniatti family farm in S. Michele al Tagliamento, Italy.
Roberto Toniatti said Supergill lost the appetite and could no longer chew grass and it was obvious it was time for him to end his days. He had been retired from breeding for only five years.
“It is always tough to lose a friend even if Supergill had reached a high age. I will miss him and not least for his outstandingly wonderfu... more...
All About Cowboys wins MVG Open Trot
All About Cowboys (Jason Brewer) dominated the $25,000 Open I Trot at Miami Valley Raceway on Sunday afternoon (March 17), establishing a new lifetime mark in the process.
The 6-year-old Ken Rucker-trainee grabbed the front end during a :27.1 first quarter, then proceeded to trip the subsequent timing beams in :56.1 and 1:25.2 before scooting home in :28.1 to record the 1:53.3 victory. The gelded son of Swan For All towed pocket sitter Primed N Powerful (Tyler Smith) through the finish line in second with Andy Ray (Elliott Deaton) rallying from fifth to third in the s... more...
Bobs Hope captures Saratoga open
Bobs Hope (Donato Hanover) started from the rail in Sunday’s $15,000 Open Trot at Saratoga Casino Hotel and turned the advantage into a victory.
The Amanda Kelley trainee spent his winter racing in Florida and returned to town on a two-race win streak. Jay Randall got the driving assignment on Sunday and situated Bobs Hope into the pocket spot in the early going. Wings Of Royalty (Shawn Gray), a three-time winner of Spa Opens last year, was making his first local start of the season and moved out to an easy lead on the chilly Sunday afternoon.
Bobs Hope tracked t... more...
Levy Series gets underway at Yonkers
Saturday night’s opening round of Yonkers Raceway’s George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series offered a fair amount of form and a fair amount of ‘huh?’ among the Free-For-Allers.
Thanks A half-dozen, $50,000 groups were contested in succession.
Here’s the ‘wrap’ sheet:
First division-Won by Dan Dube and Western Fame.
Second division—Odds-on Anythingforlove A (Joe Bongiorno, $2.70)—from post three—who’d been doing his damage up front, sat pocketed to the returning Rockin’ Ron (Kakaley). The latter led through intervals of :27.4... more...
Western Fame gives Dube 9,000th win
Say this much for Dan Dube…he appreciates timing. Approaching his latest driving milestone for a while, Dube coordinated it just right, stylishly winning Saturday night‘s (March 16) opener of Yonkers Raceway’s George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series.
His open-length romp with favored Western Fame ($4.40) not only served as the 9,000th win of his career, but threw down the Free-For-All series gauntlet as the fastest local mile (1:51.1) of the season.
From post position No. 4 in the first of a half-dozen, $50,000 divisions, Western Famegave nothing else... more...
Caviart Luca nails K Ryan Bluechip at wire
Racing luck usually plays a part when one wins a race. Getting an expert steer doesn’t hurt, either. Those two factors were on display in the Saturday night feature at the Meadowlands, as Caviart Luca and Big M leading driver Yannick Gingras nailed favorite K Ryan Bluechip at the wire in the featured Preferred for pacers.
Speedsters Castle Flight and New Talent were on the go early. Castle Flight led at the quarter in :27.3 while New Talent, fresh off his Big M season’s-fastest 1:49.2 score last week, then brushed to the top at the three-eighths and hit the half in :5... more...
Headlines • March 18, 2019
▪ Trotters vie in Series action at Miami Valley
▪ Former champion Supergill dies at age 34 in Italy
▪ All About Cowboys wins MVG Open Trot
▪ Bobs Hope captures Saratoga open
▪ Levy Series gets underway at Yonkers
▪ Western Fame gives Dube 9,000th win
▪ Caviart Luca nails K Ryan Bluechip at wire
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