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Tickets available for Hambo Casino Night

on 07/25/2012 2:00 AM
Tickets may now be purchased online for the Hambletonian Casino Night and Poker Tournament to be held Wednesday (August 1) at Il Villaggio Restaurant in Carlstadt, N.J. Proceeds will benefit the Standardbred Retirement Foundation and the Harness Racing Museum and Hall of Fame. Dinner tickets are $125 per person and include dinner, dessert, open bar and $50 in casino chips. Additional casino ch...
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Ms Goliath combining motherhood, racing

on 07/25/2012 2:00 AM
When Ms Goliath lines up behind the gate in the inaugural Girls' Night Out Pacing Series on Friday evening at Mohawk, she sports one trait that separates her from her rivals: she's a mother. Last year, Ms Goliath,an 11-time winner, gave birth to a colt by Bettors Delight named The Right Fit.   "She did well for us on the track, so we decided to breed her,” said trainer Dustin Jones. "We...
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Big Delaware Breeders card at State Fair

on 07/25/2012 2:00 AM
More than $600,000 in purses will be up for grabs in a historic nighttime Governor's Day program at Harrington Raceway Thursday at the Delaware State Fair.   Traditionally, the races were held with an 11 a.m. post time, but will have a 7 p.m. start time in this year's annual installment of live horse racing at the fair which showcases the top Delaware owned or bred horses.  Fou...
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Toscano hoping to get edge at Adios draw

on 07/25/2012 2:00 AM
Not many trainers are happy to see their horse get an outside post rather than the rail, but Linda Toscano says it was the best thing to happen to Bettor's Edge last week.   Bettor's Edge, with Daniel Dube in the sulky, won his Delvin Miller Adios elimination race at The Meadows Racetrack & Casino from post nine by a nose over Bolt The Duer in a career-best 1:49 last S...
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Blacktuxwhitesocks to race under saddle

on 07/25/2012 2:00 AM
The 5-year-old trotting gelding Blacktuxwhitesocks will be looking for his 20th North American win on Hambletonian Day (Aug. 4) at the Meadowlands Racetrack.   Blacktuxwhitesocks has banked $134,480 so far in 2012. The winner of $716,025, who has been racing and winning the Open Handicap Trot at Yonkers recently, will trade his sulky for a saddle as he is expected to start in a $15,...
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Smedshammer ready to try Riccolo in Hambo

on 07/25/2012 2:00 AM
Trond Smedshammer knew Riccolo was undefeated, but still had questions as he targeted the 3-year-old gelding trotter for the Hambletonian. In winning last week's 3-year-old open at the Meadowlands, Riccolo gave the trainer the answers he wanted.   Riccolo is among two trotters from the Smedshammer Stable entered in Saturday's Hambletonian eliminations at the Meadowlands. The top thr...
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Field set for 7-horse Adios final on Saturday

on 07/25/2012 2:00 AM
Delvin Miller Adios elimination winners Sweet Lou and Bettor's Edge weren't able to choose their post positions for the $500,000 final, but Wednesday's open draw at The Meadows Racetrack & Casino was kind to them anyway. Sweet Lou will leave from post 4 and Bettor's Edge from post 2 in Saturday's final of the 46th edition of the "Pace for the Orchids.” Meadowlans Pace winner A Rocknroll ...
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Pompano cards 2-horse match race for Saturday

on 07/25/2012 2:00 AM
One of racing's great and rare spectacles, a match race, has been carded for Saturday evening, July 28, as a highlight of the closing program of the 2011-2012 meet at The Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park.   The combatants for the two horse competition are Northern Companion and driver Robert Hoffman drawing post one against Neptune Blue Chip and Bruce Ranger in post two. Norther...
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Olympics allows therapeutic use exemptions

on 07/24/2012 2:00 AM
Noting that the Olympic Games commencing this week in London permit some athletes to compete with performance enhancing drugs in their systems, Ed Martin, President of Racing Commissioners International (RCI), today urged the games to disclose the names of the affected athletes, the competitions they are in, and the drugs in their systems. Martin, in testimony earlier this month, told a U.S...
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25 entered in Hambletonian, 14 in Oaks

on 07/24/2012 2:00 AM
The 2011 Breeders Crown champion Uncle Peter, most recently a 1:53.1 winner in a Stanley Dancer Memorial division, drew post four in the first of three Hambletonian eliminations on Saturday, July 28, at the Meadowlands. Twenty-five sophomore colt and gelding trotters will go to the post in the elims, with the top three finishers in each, plus the richest fourth-place finisher, returnin...
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Summer Mixed Sale supplement now available

on 07/24/2012 2:00 AM
The supplemental catalog and updated past performances for the Meadowlands Summer Mixed Sale are now available at http://www.tattersallsredmile.com/and through the Equineline sales app.   In addition to the 165 head in the main catalog, 32 additional racehorses have been entered in the sale supplement. The sale gets underway in the Meadowlands race paddock at 12 noon on Sunday, July...
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Attendance, handle gains at Hoosier Park

on 07/24/2012 2:00 AM
Attendance and wagering at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino produced encouraging gains during the track's 2012 Standardbred meet. The 80-day race meet concluded Saturday, July 14, and showed measureable improvement from 2011 as a result of new marketing efforts, facility enhancements and an increase in the overall quality of racing.   Hoosier Park's 19th season of Standardbred raci...
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German Paal to drive in Munich Mile

on 07/24/2012 2:00 AM
He doesn't hail from the Munich area of Germany but Wilhelm (Wim) Paal, from the northwestern section of Germany, will be a great addition to Monticello Raceway's Munich Mile--the race for drivers of German heritage--when the Mighty M presents that event on Monday afternoon, July 30.   "We've got the real McCoy in Wim,” said Eric Warner, the track's director of racing referring to...
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Ontario track group considering legal action

on 07/24/2012 2:00 AM
Baymount Incorporated, the company that had planned to build a new racetrack in Belleville, Ontario, has announced that it has rejected an offer by the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation and is considering litigation. Baymount had previously announced on May 4, 2012 that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Belleville Racetrack Development Corporation ('BRDC'), had received a formal notice of t...
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Hurrikane Kingcole to skip Adios for NJ Classic

on 07/24/2012 2:00 AM
Time To Roll, the New Jersey Sire Stakes champion and North America Cup runner-up, and Hurrikane Kingcole, the Meadowlands Pace consolation winner, are among the 14 three-year-old colts and geldings vying in a pair of eliminations for a spot in the $275,000 Anthony Abbatiello New Jersey Classic. Hurrikane Kingcole, who qualified for the Adios Final, will skip that event in favor of the New Jer...
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Oaks elims redrawn, Check Me Out lands post 3

on 07/24/2012 2:00 AM
The filly Check Me Out, who was under strong consideration by her trainer, Ray Schnittker, to race against the colts in the Hambletonian, will instead compete in the companion $714,050 Oaks. The Oaks was drawn early Tuesday but was redrawn later to separate an owner entry that should have occurred under the conditions Hambletonian No. 87.   Here is the draw for the Hambletonian Oaks...
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Sharp Edge three-peats at The Meadows

on 07/24/2012 2:00 AM
Sharp Edge extended his domination of The Meadows' trotting elite Tuesday with a front-end score--his third straight victory--in the $22,500 Preferred Handicap Trot.   Assigned the outside post, Sharp Edge wrested the early lead from Sir Caviar and held off that rival late, prevailing by a neck in 1:54 over a sloppy surface. Wind Surfer was third. Tony Hall drove for trainer Br...
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Ontario-sired 2YO pacers win Gold finals

on 07/23/2012 2:00 AM
Ontario's two-year-old pacers were sizzling in Ontario SiresStakes Gold Final action at Rideau Carleton Raceway on Sunday evening. The winners were Right On Molly (Stonebridge Regal) in 1:53.2 and Mach Pride (Mach Three) in 1:52.3.   Right from the earliest moments of the pacing filly Gold Final Ottawa area fans knew they were going to witness a speed show. Both Miss Coco Luck ...
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2YO trotting filly Charmed Life wins Ont. Gold

on 07/23/2012 2:00 AM
At the start of the Ontario Gold Series season, trainer John Bax knew Charmed Life had the size and strength to be a contender on the two-year-old trotting filly circuit, what he did not know was whether she had enough speed.The daughter of Majestic Son and Christina M put that question to rest on Sunday night when she rocketed around the Flamboro Downs oval — leading from start to finish ...
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Wednesday night: Adios draw, Palone video

on 07/23/2012 2:00 AM
The draw for post positions for Saturday's final of the $650,000 Delvin Miller Adios is set for Wednesday at 6:30 pm and will be aired on Meadows Live. The draw will take place on the track apron at The Meadows Racetrack & Casino but will be moved indoors to the race book in the case of inclement weather.   The draw is open; that is, no post positions are reserved for Adios...
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