Categories

Playful Innocence lowers Hoosier track record

on 07/10/2013 2:00 AM
In just the fifth start of her sophomore season, Playful Innocence used a sharp, front running effort to notch her first win of the season and lower the Hoosier Park track record for three-year-old trotting fillies in the process on Wednesday, July 10 at Hoosier Park Racing and Casino.   With driver, trainer Dan Shetler at the lines, Playful Innocence captured the fourth and final r...
Read More

Wygant Lady upsets in 1:56.1 in NYSS

on 07/09/2013 2:00 AM
New York Sire Stakes sauntered back down the Thruway Monday night, with Yonkers Raceway hosting the $358,857 Mike Cipriani Trot for 3-year-old fillies. The event, in three, $119,619 divisions, honored the memory of Yonkers' long-time, award-winning track photographer. Cipriani's son, Ralph, and his family were on hand to make the presentations.   First-up from inside draw was the MO...
Read More

Mister Big colt wins in 1:53.2 before rain hits

on 07/09/2013 2:00 AM
Falcon Justice enjoyed the fairest weather and fastest surface at Mohawk Racetrack on Monday (July 8) and the 2-year-old pacing colt took full advantage, employing a sharp finishing kick to capture the first of four Ontario Sires Stakes Gold Series divisions.   Another winner was Twin B Spy, who scored for trainer Casie Coleman despite a scary pre-race incident. Coleman posted the f...
Read More

Burkhart, Fenwick awarded scholarships

on 07/09/2013 2:00 AM
Each year theThe Harness Horse Youth Foundation awards multiple scholarships to deserving students with interests in harness racing. This year's honorees are two young women who show a passion for the sport that made them clear choices for their respective of awards. The Foundation's prestigious Gallo Blue Chip Scholarship winner will be announced later this month.   Seventeen-year-...
Read More

Chris Page reaches 2,000-win milestone

on 07/09/2013 2:00 AM
Chris Page drove from his hometown of Mount Vernon, Ohio, to Northfield Park on Monday needing three wins to reach the 2,000 career milestone.   The program started and Page went right to work, winning three of the first six races on the card. He won the $6,000 Open Trot with Saintfrancis in race two, the $6,000 Open Pace with Bruisen N Cruisen in race five and his 2,000th care...
Read More

Caldwell, Hogan, Jones, Reid new Hall trustees

on 07/09/2013 2:00 AM
The Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame announced four newly-elected members to the Board of Trustees. They are Elizabeth D. Caldwell, Patricia M. Hogan, VMD, Steve Jones and David P. Reid. Elected as vice presidents, replacing the late John A. Cashman Jr. and Paul E. Spears, are Max J. Hempt and Lawrence S. DeVan, who will also serve as treasurer. Peter G. Gerry was elected trustee emeri...
Read More

Sunshine Beach ready to shine in Pace

on 07/09/2013 2:00 AM
The awkward kid has grown up and is ready to go with the big boys.   Sunshine Beach, who showed flashes of potential last year but struggled with consistency, won the $50,000 Meadowlands Pace elimination on July 6 and is the 3-1 second choice on the morning line to capture Saturday's $635,750 final. Trained by Mark Steacy and driven by George Brennan, Sunshine Beach won the elim ...
Read More

Maple Leaf Trot draws 8, no elims needed

on 07/09/2013 2:00 AM
With eight horses entering for the $543,000 Maple Leaf Trot, set for July 20 at Mohawk Racetrack, no eliminations will be required for the 2013 edition of the classic race for open trotters.   Mister Herbie, last year's defending champion, will look for back-to-back wins in the rich event for trainer and co-owner Jeff Gillis. The son of Here Comes Herbie has banked $1,312,...
Read More

Ontario positives dropped, horses reinstated

on 07/09/2013 2:00 AM
Standardbred Canada is reporting Tuesday that all trainers and horses affected by the positive tests due to tainted feed have been cleared to race as of Monday, July 8.   Within one week in mid-June, five horses--Adaymer Seelster, Creampuff Macdaddy, Lucky Journal, Northern Spark and Posey Tina--tested positive for ractopamine, a Class 2 drug.   On June 26, the Onta...
Read More

Big Meadowlands Pace card on Saturday

on 07/09/2013 2:00 AM
Captaintreacherous, the brightest star in harness racing, makes his eagerly anticipated return to The Meadowlands Racetrack on Saturday night.   "The Captain” is eyeing his next pot of gold, the $635,750 Meadowlands Pace, the richest stakes in the U.S. for 3-year-old pacers.   The Pace is the main event on the biggest night in the sport. The spectacular 14-race program ...
Read More

Seventh Secret, Limelight Beach set PASS mark

on 07/09/2013 2:00 AM
Although they've just begun their racing careers, Seventh Secret (Allamerican Native) and Limelight Beach (Somebeachsomewhere) have been traveling parallel paths.As they approached Tuesday's $269,805 Pennsylvania Sires Stake known as the Albatross at The Meadows, each was making his second career start. Each was sent off a considerable longshot, and each fell well off the pace early....
Read More

Thunder Rises shatters record for 7/8 mile dash

on 07/09/2013 2:00 AM
Thunder Rises, with Dan Shetler at the lines, shattered a 16-year-old record for the seventh-eighths mile dash on the pace when he powered home a winner in 1:39.2 at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Tuesday, July 9.   As part of a four-horse blanket finish, Thunder Rises got up in the final strides to notch his fourth win of the season for trainer Andy Shetler. The previous recor...
Read More

Reminder: Adios entries due July 16

on 07/08/2013 2:00 AM
The Meadows Racetrack & Casino management reminds owners and trainers that entries for the $600,000 (est.) Delvin Miller Adios are due by Tuesday, July 16, at 10 a.m. (For all other races drawn that day, the box closes at 9 a.m.).   Eliminations for the Adios are set for Saturday, July 20, when the card kicks off at 6:55 p.m.   The final, with an estimated purse of $500,00...
Read More

Stillings, Quigley inducted into Hall of Fame

on 07/08/2013 2:00 AM
In ceremonies Sunday night on the lawn at the Harness Racing Museum and Hall of Fame in Goshen, N.Y., horseman Richard Stillings and former racetrack executive Bob Quigley were formally inducted into the sport's Living Hall of Fame.   Also honored Sunday night were Communicators Corner inductees Bob Heyden and Sam McKee. While Heyden was introduced by former New York Yankees ma...
Read More

Want to jump on the Sunshine Beach Bus?

on 07/08/2013 2:00 AM
Organizers with Sunshine Beach Bus have released the details regarding a bus trip which will be leaving to the Meadowlands Racetrack on Saturday, July 13.   The bus trip to the Meadowlands will leave Saturday from Napanee and will make stops in Kingston, Gananoque and Lansdowne.   Riders on the bus will stay in New Jersey overnight and will then head to Blue Chip Farms for a tour ...
Read More

David Miller, Bill Weaver named to HOF ballot

on 07/08/2013 2:00 AM
Driver David Miller and breeder William Weaver will be on this summer's ballot for election to the Living Hall of Fame, the U.S. Harness Writers Association announced Monday.   Veteran writers on a screening committee, after discussion with an advisory committee of Hall of Famers, take nominations sent in by USHWA chapters and select nominees to go before the voters. Nominees must r...
Read More

Meadowlands to install HDTV in new grandstand

on 07/08/2013 2:00 AM
International Sound Corporation (ISC) was chosen to install a new High Definition broadcast control room at the New Meadowlands Racetrack.   The new broadcast system will provide high definition coverage for racing at the New Meadowlands marking a new era at one of the premier racetracks in the country. The Meadowlands is in the process of building a brand new, state-of-the-art rac...
Read More

Bouchard moves base to Saratoga Harness

on 07/08/2013 2:00 AM
Stephane Bouchard hopes to feel at home in Saratoga Springs.   The 46-year-old Bouchard spent time last weekend moving his family from Goshen, N.Y., to Saratoga, where he has been driving regularly this season. Bouchard lived eight years in the Goshen area while winning driving titles at Monticello and Yonkers raceways. Bouchard is fourth in the driver standings at Saratoga...
Read More

Jack Attack's 1:53 sets PA Stallion Stakes mark

on 07/08/2013 2:00 AM
Hammered down to 1-9, Jack Attack made it look like smart money when he captured a division of Monday’s $120,000 Pennsylvania Stallion Series event at The Meadows in a stake-record 1:53. The stake for 2-year-old colt and gelding pacers was conducted over six divisions, with Dontmeswiththebest, Jackson Brady, Heart Felt, Leyden and Jolted By Wine also taking $20,000 splits. Dave Palone e...
Read More

Warrawee Needy 1:46.4, Sweet Lou win Haughton elims

on 07/07/2013 2:00 AM
The Meadowlands staged two $50,000 eliminations for the $471,800 William Haughton Memorial for free-for-all pacers on Saturday night.   Warrawee Needy and Sweet Lou took the eliminations, and the right to select their posts. Warrawee Needy will have post 2 as the 5-2 favorite following a world-record equaling win. Sweet Lou has post 3 as the 3-1 second choice.   War...
Read More