Kendall Seelster tops Darlinonthebeach
Sophomore pacing filly Kendall Seelster took home the top prize for the second consecutive week in Friday’s $30,000 Fillies & Mares Preferred at Woodbine Mohawk Park.
The Rod Boyd trainee and driver Sylvain Filion took their by coming from sixth and third-over to charge by rivals for a 1:53.4 victory.
A deep field of seven was led by Obvious Blue Chip through opening fractions of :28, :57 and 1:25.4. Request For Parole came first up on the far turn and followed on the outside by Double A Mint, Kendall Seelster and Darlinonthebeach.
In the stretch, Double A... more...
Hoosiers vs. Buckeyes Saturday in Dayton
Team Hoosier will invade Hollywood Dayton Raceway on Saturday night (Dec. 15) to battle Team Buckeyes in the fourth annual “Hoosiers vs. Buckeyes Drivers Challenge. The six-race competition starts right in the first race on the program, slated for 6:15 p.m. Trackmaster is providing free program pages for the solid Saturday night program by visiting: https://www.trackmaster.com/products/tfp/download .
The Hoosier squad is comprised of captain Trace Tetrick and teammates Ricky Macomber Jr., LeWayne Miller, Mike Oosting and Brandon Bates. Well known Hoosier Park ha... more...
Geez Joe wins third straight at Big M
Geez Joe was back at his favorite track, and for a third straight start he was victorious at the Meadowlands, this time taking the Friday night feature, the $20,000 Preferred Handicap for pacers, in 1:48.3.
The Erv Miller trainee beat non-winners of $8,500 on November 17 by seven lengths in a lifetime-best 1:48.1 before following that up with a 1-length win facing non-winners of $15,000 in 1:49 one week later.
A trip to Maryland’s Rosecroft Raceway would follow on Dec. 2, and things did not go well in the $100,000 Potomac, as Geez Joe went off stride just after t... more...
George "Nap" wins 5; Cancelliere wins 3
Driver George Napolitano Jr. won five races on Friday afternoon at Harrah’s Philadelphia, including four in a row late in the card, as he approaches his fifth straight dash title at the riverside oval and seventh overall sulky win crown in the track’s 13-year history. The quintet gives Napolitano an unbridgeable 269-250 advantage over Tim Tetrick going into the season’s final card on Sunday.
There were three $16,000 feature events on Friday in Philly, with the only one on the pace taken by Bettor’s Delight sophomore filly Delightful Feather in 1:54.4, completing... more...
Holland wins 4 at Yonkers Friday
Brent Holland threw down the gauntlet entering Yonkers Raceway final weekend of the season, winning four races during Friday night’s (Dec. 14) 10-race card.
The Holland highlight reel began rather innocently when even-money Lone Raider ($4) went the distance in the $18,750, fourth-race claiming handicap pace (1:53.3).
He then broke out the bombardier, with 38-1 Amateur Hour ($79.50) closing from sixth off the final turn to snap 22-1 Ella Michelle A (Eric Goodell) in the $29,000, sixth-race pace (1:54.2). Those two prices combined for a $721 exacta, $2,691 triple... more...
Nitro Glistening takes Holiday final at Stga
Friday night featured the final of the Holiday Pacing Series at Saratoga Casino Hotel. Horses that battled it out in two weeks worth of $7,500 per division squared off in the seven-horse $20,000 final as closing weekend of the meet got underway.
Brett Crawford’s Nitro Glistening (Badlands Nitro) was a two-leg winner in the series and was one of two of the final’s participants seeking a sweep. Nitro Glistening drew the outside post in the final but was aided by the scratch of a rival. Crawford blasted the race’s 3-5 betting favorite out early but they found themselve... more...
Ont. harness racing to see decrease in allocation
Ontario Racing (OR) has announced a reallocation of the Horse Improvement Program (HIP) purses between the Thoroughbred and Standardbred racing, commencing in April, 2019.
The new funding distribution is a formula based on wagering by horse playing customers on races originating from Ontario’s Thoroughbred and Standardbred racetracks. Currently, 55 percent of all sources betting on Ontario horse racing is wagered on the province’s Thoroughbred racetracks and 45 percent on Ontario’s Standardbred racetracks.
The HIP program purse budget, worth approximately $2... more...
Headlines • December 16, 2018
▪ Kendall Seelster tops Darlinonthebeach
▪ Hoosiers vs. Buckeyes Saturday in Dayton
▪ Geez Joe wins third straight at Big M
▪ George "Nap" wins 5; Cancelliere wins 3
▪ Holland wins 4 at Yonkers Friday
▪ Nitro Glistening takes Holiday final at Stga
▪ Ont. harness racing to see decrease in allocation
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