Categories

Precocious Beauty equals 1:50.2 stakes mark

on 08/31/2013 2:00 AM
Precocious Beauty lived up to her name on Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack as she won the $451,000 She's A Great Lady and equaled the stakes record of 1:50.2, which was set last year at Mohawk by I Luv The Nitelife in a She's A Great Lady elimination.   Doug McNair, who has driven Precious Beauty regularly, said he didn't expect to race the Art Major filly off the pace, but the tr...
Read More

Michael's Power wins Yonkers Open in 1:51.4

on 08/31/2013 2:00 AM
Canadian invader and 2012 Little Brown Jug champion Michael's Power (George Brennan, $4.10) could not have had it much simpler Saturday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's $46,000 Open Pace.   The lone leaver--from post position six--Brennan and the favorite had things all their own way. Waltzing through qualifier-like early fractions of :27.4 and :57.1, Michael's Power and Brennan&nbs...
Read More

Lindys True Grit, Your So Vain win Simcoes

on 08/31/2013 2:00 AM
Lindys Tru Grit,with Tim Tetrick at the controls, edged past favored High Bridge in late stretch, then held EL Rocket safe to win the first C$121,737 division of the Simcoe Stakes for 3-year-old trotters on Saturday (Aug. 31) at Mohawk Racetrack. His time was 1:53.4.   Placed in fourth early, Lindys Tru Grit went after the leader High Bridge, who had taken th efield to the half in :...
Read More

Credit Winner fillies sweep NYSS splits

on 08/30/2013 2:00 AM
Credit Winner fillies Bouncing Bax and Lola De Vie scored victories in the New York Sire Stakes races on Thursday night at Saratoga Casino and Raceway. The sophomore trotting fillies had two divisions of stakes action on the 13-race card. Bouncing Bax (Wally Hennessey) was coming off of her first Sire Stakes victory at Monticello and sat the pocket on Thursday night before pounc...
Read More

Matts Big Day takes OSS Grassroots in 1:54.3

on 08/30/2013 2:00 AM
Mattys Big Day cemented her lead atop the 3-year-old pacing filly Grassroots ranks with a gate-to-wire 1:54.3 tour of Rideau Carleton Raceway on Thursday, Aug. 29. With leading Rideau Carleton driver Denis St. Pierre in the race bike for a second straight start, favourite Mattys Big Day fired straight to the front from Post 7 and never saw a challenge, cruising home one and one-half lengths...
Read More

Demanding Sam fastest in Champlain 2FTs

on 08/30/2013 2:00 AM
Grand Circuit action returned to Mohawk Racetrack on Thursday evening as some of North America's finest 2-year-old trotting fillies sparred in three divisions of the Champlain Stakes.   It turned out to be a productive night at the office for driver Paul MacDonell, who guided Demanding Sam and Riveting Rosie to victory lane in their respective divisions.   Demanding Sam,&...
Read More

Red Mile to host Sunday's $2 million KY Super Night

on 08/30/2013 2:00 AM
The best 2- and 3-year-old trotters and pacers in the Bluegrass State will be out in full force at The Red Mile on Sunday, Sept. 1, as the historic Lexington racetrack hosts the $2 million Kentucky Sires Stakes (KYSS) Championship Night. Eight $250,000 finals will be featured on the race card, which gets underway at 7 p.m., with the track offering free admission and concession specials. Al...
Read More

New Weekend Preview now available!

on 08/30/2013 2:00 AM
It's a big weekend for racing and the latest edition of HarnessRacing Weekend Preview fills you in on the big Saturday night card at Mohawk, with insights from top drivers who will be competing in the Metro, She's A Great Lady and Canadian Pacing Derby. This weekend also features the Cane Pace at Tioga Downs, with Captaintreacherous among the contenders on the Labor Day card that also includes&...
Read More

Michigan Sires Stakes finals Monday at Hazel

on 08/30/2013 2:00 AM
Eight Michigan Sires Stakes (MISS) championships will be contested on a special Labor Day afternoon card on Monday, Sept. 2, at Hazel Park Raceway. Four races will be held on the holiday card that gets underway at 1:30 p.m., while four will be raced as non-betting races prior to the program at 11:30 a.m. All four MISS 2-year-old champions are in this year's finals and have a chance to repeat. T...
Read More

Arthur Blue Chip scratched from Metro final

on 08/30/2013 2:00 AM
Arthur Blue Chip, who was installed the 7-2 morning-line second choice to win Saturday's $683,000 Metro Pace final at Mohawk, has been scratched due to sickness. The word came from trainer Dr. Ian Moore on Friday morning.   "He had a terrific week up until about yesterday,” Moore said. "I took him out to train and he coughed once before he went a mile and a few times afterwards. I scope...
Read More

Cooler Schooner wins PASS, makes final

on 08/30/2013 2:00 AM
World champion Cooler Schooner wasn't in search of another world record at Harrah's Philadelphia on Friday afternoon. Her mission was to win so she could earn enough points to advance to the $260,000 Pennsylvania Sires Stakes final, and she did.   With regular driver John Campbell in the sulky, Cooler Schooner fired off the gate and took control of her Pennsylvania Sires Stakes...
Read More

Lucan Hanover takes shot at Cane Pace

on 08/30/2013 2:00 AM
Casie Coleman has always thought highly of Lucan Hanover, but the 3-year-old gelding pacer never put it all together until winning the $250,000 New Jersey Classic on Aug. 3 – Hambletonian Day – at the Meadowlands. Now Coleman has what she thinks are two top 3-year-olds as the Pacing Triple Crown season gets underway with Monday's $360,211 Cane Pace at Tioga Downs in upstate New York. Coleman...
Read More

Play It Again Sam carries Maritime hopes

on 08/30/2013 2:00 AM
When it comes to being involved in big races, small-time Maritime trainer/owner Wayne Whebby knows exactly what it feels like. The 71-year-old veteran conditioner has raced in the Pepsi North America Cup, Breeders Crown, Adios and Governors Cup to name a few, but on Saturday he'll have his first taste of Metro Pace pie.   The Dartmouth, Nova Scotia resident will send out Play It Again Sam...
Read More

NYSS at Yonkers; Wishing Stone takes top trot

on 08/30/2013 2:00 AM
Sophomore fillies invaded Yonkers Raceway Friday night, with the track playing host to the $282,975 New York Sire Stakes Bruce Hamilton Pace. The event annually honors the memory of the former executive secretary of the Harness Horse Breeders of New York, whose contributions to the success of the state-bred program cannot be measured.   Three divisions--at $94,325 each--comprise...
Read More

Hammer sets track record with A OK Hanover

on 08/30/2013 2:00 AM
Research has now shown that Roger Hammer is made of the same materials as are used to build airplane data recorders. Less than 24 hours after a brief hospital stay which resulted from a Wednesday morning traffic accident, "The Hammer" was parading back to the Great Stoneboro Fair winner's circle with the fastest two-year-old in the history of the northwest Pennsylvania oval.   The colt's ...
Read More

Natural Herbie wins at HoP; track mark at Pocono

on 08/30/2013 2:00 AM
Natural Herbie continued his winning ways in the featured event, the fourth and final round of the $30,000 Indiana Gold Sire Stakes for 3-year-old trotting colts and geldings, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday, Aug. 30. Notching his seventh win of the season and third stakes win from four preliminary legs, the reigning freshman Indiana Sire Stakes champion turned in a gutsy performan...
Read More

Father Patrick sets stakes record in Champlain

on 08/30/2013 2:00 AM
Father Patrick, who captured the Peter Haughton Memorial earlier this year, set a new stakes, track and Canadian record of 1:54 in his division of the Champlain Stakes. Driven by Yannick Gingras and trained by Jimmy Takter, Father Patrick has now won five of six starts in his young career.   Gingras marched the son of Cantab Hall to the front before the opening quarter in :28, before allo...
Read More

Two-year-old filly trotters highlight Hoosier card

on 08/29/2013 2:00 AM
Hoosier Park Racing & Casino played host to a pair of $30,000 Indiana Gold Sire Stakes divisions for two-year-old trotting fillies on Wednesday, August 28 and the freshman fillies were the featured attraction on the evening’s 13-race card. Miss Isolde and Sam Widger made quick work of the opening division of stakes action as they made the front just past the half and never looked ba...
Read More

NY County Fair finals held at Batavia

on 08/29/2013 2:00 AM
It was a perfect night to enjoy the fresh air at Batavia Downs on Wednesday night and that's what Pull The Ripcord and driver Jim McNeight did as they romped to victory in the New York County Fair finals for 3-year-old colt pacers. It highlighted the action in the eight different divisions of the New York County Fair Finals which each carried a purse of $10,000.   Pull The...
Read More

Frosh filly trotters in OHSS Friday at Northfield

on 08/29/2013 2:00 AM
Freshman filly trotters will start Friday's Ohio Sires Stakes action at Northfield Park in Race 1 for the $30,000 first division. In The Grippers (Steven One-Over Baked-Overcomer) starts from post five and has been named the 7-5 morning-line favorite. She is owned by Herres Stables, LLC of Bellbrook, Ohio and is trained by Virgil Morgan Jr. Morgan has called upon Chris Page to drive. &...
Read More