Southwind Chrome shines again in Big M Preferred
Last week, the Jeff Cullipher trainee had to deal with Muscle M Up from the far turn to the finish but dug in determinedly to win in a snappy 1:51.4. On Friday night, the 4-year-old son of Chapter Seven-Counter Pointe had to deal with Melady’s Monet in the latter stages, but once again proved up to the challenge.
Southwind Chrome was asked for speed from the gate from driver Dexter Dunn and provided it, racing wide around the... more...
Jamieson wins 8,000th career race
The two-time World Driving Champion entered the weekend opener just a win shy of 8,000 for his career and found the winner’s circle in the evening’s fourth race with sophomore pacing filly Highmoon Sunshine ($11.20) for trainer Isabelle Darveau.
Jamieson, 43, has enjoyed tremendous success during his racing career, having won prestigious events such as the Pepsi North America (twice), Maple Leaf Trot (twice) and Little Brown Jug.
The Moffat, Ont. resident made his debut in... more...
Sugg, Grismore lead Team Northfield to victory
Sugg captured the sixth and seventh legs of the eight-race contest, while Grismore won leg two and the eighth and final leg to secure the victory for the Northern Ohio quintet. Aaron Merriman also won a leg to give Team Northfield a 5-3 advantage over Team Hollywood Dayton in the win column.
Tyler Smith, Jeremy Smith and Josh Sutton won "Buckeye... more...
Fox Valley Veto surprises in Batavia Open
In the $12,500 Open I Handicap trot, Fox Valley Veto was overlooked at 11-1 and pulled the upset with a strong closing effort.
Saratoga invader Golden Kronos (John Cummings Jr.) flew to the lead and rattled off fractions of :29 and :59.2. At the half Wheels A Turning (Shawn McDonough) pulled first up and Fox Valley Veto (Billy Davis Jr.) followed his cover. Positions remained the same until the top of the stretch when Davis tipped Fox Val... more...
Rising MVP upsets at 7-1 at The Meadows
As Bluebird Jesse and White Tiger swapped the lead, Rising MVP found himself pinned inside and shuffled to fifth. But when the Lightning Lane beckoned, the 4-year-old My MVP-Nutmegs Winner gelding poured through for Wilbur Yoder and triumphed in 1:55.3 over a “good” surface. Bluebird Jesse saved place, three-quarters of a length back, with Bank Guard third.
William Daugherty Jr. trains Rising MVP, who boosted his career bankroll to $24... more...
Freshette Hanover, Tango Dancer win at Philly
First up was the Andover Hall sophomore trotting filly Freshette Hanover, who overcame some recent camera shyness (three straight seconds) with an authoritative 3¾ lengths victory, reducing her mark by 4 2/5 seconds in a 1:55.2 victory. David Miller sent the 3 year old first-over and cleared to the lead before the three-quarters, finishing out strongly for trainer Christopher Freck and owner Susanne Kerwood.... more...
New Weekend Preview now available!
Find out if Gordon Waterstone reveals or doesn’t reveal his ballot for this year’s Dan Patch horse and human awards in a new First Over column. Also, Kathy Parker sat in on a recent meeting of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission and she reports about new regulations that will begin to phase out... more...
Headlines • December 14, 2019
▪ Southwind Chrome shines again in Big M Preferred
▪ Jamieson wins 8,000th career race
▪ Sugg, Grismore lead Team Northfield to victory
▪ Fox Valley Veto surprises in Batavia Open
▪ Rising MVP upsets at 7-1 at The Meadows
▪ Freshette Hanover, Tango Dancer win at Philly
▪ New Weekend Preview now available!
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