Former IL governor pleads for horse racing
As Gov. JB Pritzker takes the helm in Illinois, horsemen throughout the state, are urging his administration to include horse racing and its enormous contribution to the agribusiness industry when they explore new avenues to expand gaming.
“With more than $1 billion in contributions to the agribusiness economy of our state, horse racing must be included in any conversations about gaming,” said Tony Somone, Executive Director of the Illinois Harness Horsemen’s Association (IHHA). “Ours is the only segment of the gaming industry that has significant room to grow and... more...
New Weekend Preview now available!
Photo King has been a hard-knocking trotter his entire career and after being claimed by trainer Jeff Bamond Jr. last week, the 12 year old will look for his 44th victory Friday at the Meadowlands. In the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview, Bamond explains to Gordon Waterstone why he claimed the veteran trotter.
Also, Indiana-based Walter Haynes Jr. is currently racing at Miami Valley and he talked to Kathy Parker about his stable and what he is hoping for with Amazing Arya in Friday’s Open Pace for fillies and mares. Speaking of Miami Valley, the already-tough... more...
2019 Kentucky fair dates set
The 2019 Kentucky fair season will once again kick off with the Purchase District Fair held in Mayfield, which will take place on June 6 with a post time of 5 pm CDT. The next two fairs will also take place in the western end of Kentucky.
LaCenter will host the Ballard County Fair on June 13 at 4 pm CDT and Paducah will host the McCracken County Fair June 24, 6 pm CDT. The following three fairs will be held at Marion County Fairgrounds in Lebanon, KY. The Marion County Fair is set for July 2 with a first post of 6 pm EDT, the Washington County Fair on July 12 with a po... more...
Sheila Napier named Caretaker of Year
Sheila Napier, who works in the Chris Beaver Stable, has been named the recipient of the 2018 Caretaker of the Year Award sponsored by Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park (HRRNP) in conjunction with the U.S. Harness Writers Association (USHWA).
Napier, 37, has worked for Beaver for three years, and in 2018 her horses included the $500,000-winning 3-year-old filly trotter Custom Cantab. She also had four horses that made the Ohio Sires Stakes championship card at Scioto Downs, including three in the 2-Year-Old Filly Trot. Prior to working for Beaver, Napier’s 10... more...
Woodbine Mohawk announces stakes schedule
Woodbine Entertainment on Thursday revealed its industry-leading $16 million-plus Standardbred stakes lineup for 2019.
The 2019 stakes schedule is headlined by the 36th edition of the $1 million Pepsi North America Cup on Saturday, June 15 and the return of the $6 million (US) Breeders Crown to Mohawk Park on Oct. 25 and 26.
This year’s Pepsi North America Cup, Canada’s richest race for Standardbreds, will showcase the continent’s finest 3-year-old pacers and will be the 13th consecutive edition contested at Mohawk Park.
The Pepsi North America Cup un... more...
Miller hopes Trolley keeps rolling on
Trolley is back on track. Trainer Erv Miller just hopes he can stay there.
A 6-year-old male trotter, Trolley has won four of six races since returning from a 13-month absence because of a broken coffin bone. He won last week’s Preferred Handicap at the Meadowlands by three-quarters of a length over Muscle Diamond and is the 5-2 second choice on the morning line in Friday’s $21,000 Preferred Handicap at the Big M. Melady’s Monet, who brings a three-race win streak to the event, is the 9-5 favorite.
“Trolley is on his way back, I hope,” Miller said. “If... more...
Itty Bitty a pleasant surprise for Evan Katz
Owner Evan Katz makes a habit of perusing the listings on online auction sites. In fact, he checks them almost daily in the hopes of finding another horse to add to his stable. When Katz came across a listing for Itty Bitty in fall 2016, he found a diamond in the rough.
Then a freshman, the pacing filly by Always A Virgin out of the Warrior For Peace mare Bananih, had 15 starts on the Indiana fair circuit for owner, trainer, and driver Charles Conrad. Itty Bitty earned two wins and another eight seconds and thirds, but it was her finishing ability that caught Katz’s eye... more...
Headlines • January 18, 2019
▪ Former IL governor pleads for horse racing
▪ New Weekend Preview now available!
▪ 2019 Kentucky fair dates set
▪ Sheila Napier named Caretaker of Year
▪ Woodbine Mohawk announces stakes schedule
▪ Miller hopes Trolley keeps rolling on
▪ Itty Bitty a pleasant surprise for Evan Katz
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