New Weekend Preview now available!
While the NCAA basketball tournament is just getting underway, it’s time for round two of the George Morton Levy Memorial Series and the Blue Chip Matchmaker Series at Yonkers Raceway. In the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview, trainer Tony Alagna talks about his Matchmaker chances with Seaswift Joy N, who won her opening leg last time out but this time draws in against powerhouse Shartin N.
While he’s ventured to Yonkers in the past for the two series for older pacers, driver Yannick Gingras is remaining at the Meadowlands this year, and he gives his thoughts... more...
Jewels Forreal scores again in Saratoga Open
Jewels Forreal (So Surreal) made an inauspicious local debut in the fillies and mares Open two weeks ago. The four year old caused interference with a rival in her first start against the top lady pacers at Saratoga Casino Hotel a couple weeks back. The Kyle Spagnola trainee avenged that disappointing first local start with a victory last week in the $12,500 winners-over for fillies and mares when she scored in an impressive 1:53.2.
On Thursday afternoon, with Frank Coppola Jr. in the sulky, Jewels Forreal moved out to the early lead in the $15,000 Open and she never look... more...
Meadowlands/Mohawk Can-Am Pick 4 starts Friday
Two giants of harness racing are not only introducing a new wager that combines their considerable assets this Friday but are also tackling an industry-wide source of frustration in the hopes of pleasing the customer.
The “Can-Am Pick-4” will make its debut and requires a player to correctly select the winners of two races at the Meadowlands and two more at Woodbine Entertainment’s Woodbine Mohawk Park.
The bet will have a 20-cent minimum, so players who are accustomed to a 50-cent wager will have the option to increase their base bet or use more horses in t... more...
Additional $10 million in annual funding for Ontario racing
The Province of Ontario and Ontario Lottery & Gaming (OLG) will provide an additional $10 million in annual funding to Ontario's horse racing industry.
The announcement was made at Georgian Downs in Innisfil, Ont. on Thursday by Minister of Finance Vic Fedeli and Stephen Rigby, OLG’s President and CEO.
The release from the Province of Ontario appears below.
Ontario's Government is putting people first by supporting rural communities through new investments to help the province's horse racing industry create and protect good jobs.
The go... more...
Jackpot Hi-5 mandatory March 30 at Mohawk
Woodbine Entertainment on Thursday announced a mandatory payout for the Standardbred Jackpot Hi-5 on Saturday, March 30 at Mohawk Park.
The Jackpot Hi-5 carryover currently sits at $443,868.29 and horseplayers will have just three more opportunities to win the entire Jackpot, as Hi-5 wagering will be suspended ahead of the mandatory payout following this Saturday’s card (March 23).
The most recent Jackpot Hi-5 mandatory payout was conducted on Dec. 22, 2018. Horseplayers wagered more than $619,026 of new money on the Hi-5, which had a carryover of $352,873... more...
Wolf named to USHWA HOF screening committee
Shawn Wiles, president of the United States Harness Writers Association (USHWA), Thursday named Communicators Hall of Famer Steven Wolf to serve on USHWA’s Hall of Fame Screening Committee for a six-year term.
The Screening Committee reviews all nominations for the Hall of Fame from the USHWA Chapters. It then decides which candidates are placed on the ballot for all eligible USHWA and Hall of Fame members to vote on. Nominees must receive 75% of the yes-no votes cast to be elected to the Hall of Fame.
Wolf, the North America Editorial & Media director for harne... more...
Rich Mattei new announcer at Vernon Downs
The 2019 racing season will offer a new perspective as the Jim Moran broadcast booth at Vernon Downs will feature a “new voice.” Rich Mattei will proceed the efforts of Scott Warren at the Central New York oval for the majority of the season.
Mattei, 27, currently resides in Morristown, NJ, with his girlfriend Joelle and has merited much respect within the industry in recent years. He has held numerous responsibilities throughout east coast tracks, some of which include working the teletimer charting races, photo finish photography, and even assistant race secretary... more...
Headlines • March 21, 2019
▪ New Weekend Preview now available!
▪ Jewels Forreal scores again in Saratoga Open
▪ Meadowlands/Mohawk Can-Am Pick 4 starts Friday
▪ Additional $10 million in annual funding for Ontario racing
▪ Jackpot Hi-5 mandatory March 30 at Mohawk
▪ Wolf named to USHWA HOF screening committee
▪ Rich Mattei new announcer at Vernon Downs
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