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Delicious wins in 1:53.4 at Solvalla

on 05/26/2013 2:00 AM
A sunny start of the Elitlopp day gave way to rain and bad weather, but before then the American-bred Massive Babe won the Elite for 3 year olds. Making her eighth start, she posted her fourth win in a new Swedish record time of 1:54.1 for the one-mile distance.   Massive Babe is trained by Juha Ihamoutila and was driven by Finnish champ Mika Forss. She won ahead of the Italian-bred...
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Post 7 for Arch Madness in Elitlopp final

on 05/26/2013 2:00 AM
Arch Madness advanced to the final heat of the Elitlopp, but his assignment in the final heat will be especially tough because he finished fourth in his elim and drew post seven in the final. To watch the final heat, with an estimated post time of 11:30 am (race 13) click on this link: http://www.tv4play.se/program/h%C3%A4stsport?video_id=2361778   Arch Madness started from post...
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Nahar wins Elitlopp; Arch Madness second

on 05/26/2013 2:00 AM
Arch Madness was the runner-up for the second straight year in Sweden's prestigious Elitlopp, this time finishing second behind Nahar on a rainy Sunday at the Solvalla track in Stockholm.  Last year Arch Madness finished second to Commander Crowe.   Nahar, trained and driven by Robert Bergh, who finished second in the 2007 Hambletonian with Adrian Chip, benefited from...
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Economy Terror, Wishing Stone star in Philly

on 05/26/2013 2:00 AM
Economy Terror used a perfect pocket trip to capture the $250,000 Betsy Ross Mares Invitational on Sunday afternoon at Harrah's Philadelphia. While Drop The Ball set the pace, Economy Terror followed her from the two hole and when the leader tired in the stretch drive, Economy Terror used a determined drive to edge to the front and win in 1:51.1. Rocklamation was second with Royal Cee Cee N th...
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Unefoisdansmavie smashes Scioto trot record

on 05/25/2013 2:00 AM
For the second time in two weeks, a track record was set at Scioto Downs Racino. Unefoisdansmavie took the open trot field by storm on Friday after sitting third the first three-quarters of a mile and won by seven lengths in a scorching 1:52.2.   The mark now is the new all age trotting track record. The previous record was taken in 2005 by Taddy Strikes Again and Brett Miller, who ...
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Tamarac Sissy wires field in Violet

on 05/25/2013 2:00 AM
Speed and an inside post can be a winning combination on a half-mile oval, and that was the case once again on Friday night at Maywood Park as Neva Jane Ikeler's Tamarac Sassy stormed right to the front and made every call a winning one, taking the $47,866 Violet Stake by a hard-fought neck in 1:55.1.   Hustled away from post position four by driver Casey Leonard the 8-year-old daug...
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Smilin Eli, Silver Credit win NJSS divisions

on 05/25/2013 2:00 AM
The New Jersey Sires Stakes for sophomore trotters highlighted the Friday night card at the Meadowlands.Raced on a sloppy strip in unseasonably cool conditions,six trotting colts lined up for the NJSS $33,000 second leg in race two.   Smilin Eli impressed everyone last week, breaking maiden against similar and came right back with ease this week. Tim Tetrick guided the Muscles Yank...
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Bee A Magician, Love Canal win SBOA finals

on 05/25/2013 2:00 AM
Ontario-sired sophomore pacing and trotting fillies highlighted the Friday night program at Mohawk Racetrack as they faced off in a pair of SBOA Stakes finals.   O'Brien Award winner, Bee A Magician scored an overpowering victory in her $162,765 final for driver Rick Zeron.   The daughter of Kadabra, who won her elimination last week, sat in the pocket at the quarter in :27.4, befo...
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Monsignor Flan, Krispy Apple take Yonkers features

on 05/25/2013 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway's pair of "sloppy" Friday night $46,000 Open Handicaps--for everyone's-welcome trotters and distaff pacers--were won by a closing Monsignor Flan (Brent Holland, $7.90) and a first-up Krispy Apple (Jason Bartlett, $5.70).   The featured trot was shrunk to seven when eight-ball-ordered Tober was scratched-sick. It was pylon-assigned Mymom'sablizzard (Matt Kakaley) seat...
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High Bridge fastest in PASS 3CT splits

on 05/25/2013 2:00 AM
Sporting hobbles for the second time, High Bridge converted a cozy pocket trip to victory in a stake-fastest 1:55.1 in Friday's $243,495 Pennsylvania Sires Stake at The Meadows.   The event for 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters, known as the Super Bowl, was contested over five divisions, with Spider Blue Chip, Aperfectyankee, Smoother Ride and Punxsutawney taking the other splits...
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Italy wins Sweden Cup at Solvalla

on 05/25/2013 2:00 AM
The Sweden Cup was raced Saturday at Solvalla for trotters trying, but not entered to Solvalla's Elitlopp. The first elim resulted in a wire to wire show by the 8-year-old Swede Traveling Man (Supergill - Kimberly Lobell by Speedy Somolli) from the Stall Zet Stable. Stall Zet has had a tremendous success this season and it seems like it will continue. In the final, cr...
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New Weekend Preview now available!

on 05/24/2013 2:00 AM
A stellar field of 10 will start in Saturday night's $200,000 Dan Patch Invitational Pace at Hoosier Park, and no trainer hopes more for a victory than Jim Mulinix, who sends out A Rocknroll Dance. Last year's Meadowlands Pace champ hasn't scored a win since capturing the Battle of the Brandywine last August, and in the new Weekend Preview Mulinix talks about how his stable star wintered and w...
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Trotter Investor both racing and showing

on 05/24/2013 2:00 AM
On Sunday, May 19, New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program and SPHO of Ohio hosted a Dressage Clinic in Laurelville, Ohio, with trainer, Jennifer Daniels. Ten horse and rider combinations participated along with individuals that audited the clinic.   One horse that stood out from the rest of the ex-racehorses was Investor, who is currently still racing, and racing well! Owner and t...
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Denver fastest in PA Stallion at The Meadows

on 05/23/2013 2:00 AM
Denver grabbed the lead with a lightning-quick backside burst that propelled him to victory in a stake-fastest 1:55.2 in Wednesday’s $100,000 Pennsylvania Stallion Series stake at The Meadows. The event for 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters was conducted over five divisions, with Marat, Born To Fight, Markup Hanover and Rossini also taking $20,000 splits. Denver was sitting third for...
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Top ten pacers set for Dan Patch Invitational

on 05/23/2013 2:00 AM
A field of ten will be sent postward in the $200,000 Dan Patch Invitational at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Saturday, May 25. In what may be the most talented field ever assembled, the 20th installment of Hoosier Park’s signature event will highlight the 14-race program that begins at 5:30 p.m. The race will be part of a special evening tagged as "Thrillyard 200” and will featu...
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Up The Credit takes 2-win streak to Hoosier

on 05/23/2013 2:00 AM
Carl Jamieson's journey to the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame might get sidetracked temporarily by a trip to Indiana.   The Hall of Fame will introduce its 2013 inductees at a wine and cheese reception on Friday at Toronto's Woodbine Racetrack. The 62-year-old Jamieson, who was elected to the Hall of Fame in the driver/trainer category, would be among those honorees except for t...
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IHHA has data to show struggle to race in Illinois

on 05/23/2013 2:00 AM
Data gathered recently from Illinois horsemen shows that the cost of putting a horse on the racetrack has increased dramatically even as money earned has dwindled. The Illinois Harness Horseman's Association (IHHA) also says that the General Assembly's inability to pass legislation to help horse racing grow in the Prairie State has further hurt an industry that employs nearly 30,000 people. Ho...
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Colonial owner pitching track to MTR Gaming

on 05/23/2013 2:00 AM
Jacobs Entertainment, which owns Colonial Downs, has pitched MTR Gaming to buy its Virginia track. According to a report in the Richmond Times-Dispatch,  Jeffrey P. Jacobs, chief executive officer of Colorado-based Jacobs Entertainment Inc., which operates casino properties in Colorado and Nevada and other gaming holdings in Virginia and Louisiana, made an unsolicited offer to sell the fa...
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Winning Mister recognized as "Best of 2012"

on 05/23/2013 2:00 AM
The "Best of 2012” awards were handed out last night by the Keystone Chapter of the U.S. Harness Writers' Association, and leading the way as Pennsylvania's "Horse of the Year” was Bob Key's Winning Mister 1:51.3 ($1,108,874), the millionaire and FFA trotting star who established track records at every Pennsylvania harness track--and six track records in all. Last year alone, Winning Mi...
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Kentucky panel approves 6-month mare residency rule

on 05/23/2013 2:00 AM
The Kentucky Standardbred Advisory Panel on Thursday morning approved by a vote of 3-1, with one abstention, changes to regulations regarding the state's breeding industry, including mare residency rules that will open up its Sires Stakes program to horses sired by stallions in other states. While the enabling legislation has already been signed by Gov. Steve Beshear, final wording and...
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