Categories

Harlem Rockturne wins fourth in a row at Vernon

on 09/16/2011 2:00 AM
Harlem Rockturne continued her superiority in the female Open pacing class with a 1:53.3 victory in Thursday night’s $10,000 featured ninth race at Vernon Downs.Competing as the favorite from the seven post position, Harlem Rockturne ($4.80) sat patiently behind the pace-setter, newcomer Slomotion, and pocket-sitter, Eagle Hilarious, until the final quarter, and then was let loose by driver Jimm...
Read More

Dan Noble takes lead in dash standings

on 09/16/2011 2:00 AM
North America’s leading dash-winning driver padded his lead with a four-win day on Thursday, all coming at a pair of Ohio fairs. Who is that leader? It’s Dan Noble, who currently has 562 wins in 2011, eight more than the 554 won by runner-up Tim Tetrick. George Brennan is third with 552 victories, followed by Dave Palone with 533 wins.   “It just feels insane,” Noble answered when a...
Read More

Guaranteed pools at Delaware, Ohio

on 09/16/2011 2:00 AM
The Little Brown Jug has joined  forces with the United States Trotting Association’s Strategic Wagering program. The Delaware County Fair will have five multi-race guaranteed pools on the Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday cards. Thursday’s $20,000 Pick 3 will feature the eliminations of the 66th Little Brown Jug.  “The Jug is  pleased to be part of the USTA’s Strat...
Read More

Jugette 3-Year-Old Filly Pace draws 11

on 09/16/2011 2:00 AM
Eleven 3-year-old filly pacers have been entered into this year’s $292,350 Jugette on Wednesday, Sept. 21, at Delaware, Ohio, with the field divided into two eliminations. The top four finishers in each elim will advance to the second heat, which according to new conditions beginning this year, will determine the winner. Each elim is worth $58,470, with the decisive second heat worth $175,410. ...
Read More

$50,000 East-West driving challenge at Pocono

on 09/16/2011 2:00 AM
The best of the best in Pennsylvania will battle it out for bragging rights, plus a share of $50,000 in total prize monies, at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs on Saturday, Oct. 15. The East Meets West Driving Challenge will bring the four leading drivers from The Meadows--Dave Palone, Brett Miller, Tony Hall and Eric Ledford—to Pocono Downs where they’ll face off against Matt Kakaley, George Nap...
Read More

Speakers Series set for Delaware fair

on 09/16/2011 2:00 AM
Racing fans attending the Little Brown Jug festivities at the Delaware, Ohio, Fairgrounds will once again have the opportunity to meet and chat with harness racing’s stars during the fourth annual USTA Speakers’ Series.   On the morning before the Wednesday (Sept. 21) Jugette card and the Thursday (Sept. 22) Jug card, some of harness racing’s top trainers, drivers and handicappers--in...
Read More

Mighty M's Little Grey Jug on Sept. 20

on 09/16/2011 2:00 AM
In an event that started in 1990 as a spook on the world famous Little Brown Jug Monticello Raceway’s Little Grey Jug has been a fan favorite for over 20 years.   “There’s something about watching a gray horse and having a field full of them is exciting to  see,” noted Eric Warner, the track's director of racing. ”It’s an event that sometimes is hard to fill because you can...
Read More

Watch video explaining re-banking of Big M

on 09/16/2011 2:00 AM
A track designed to spur more competitive racing is one of the changes bettors and horsemen can look forward to for the 2012 harness meet at the Meadowlands Racetrack.   A video has been made explaining the process, and in this interview, director of track maintenance Gary Wolff explains the process of re-banking the Meadowlands track surface and how the change will make for a more exc...
Read More

After 28 years, owner back with The Game Plan

on 09/16/2011 2:00 AM
Linden Wells loves the excitement that comes with owning horses and on Saturday he will be cheering for The Game Plan when he goes postward in the $469,000 William Wellwood Memorial. The son of Kadabra-Image Control has banked $165,800 already in his debut season, which includes a victory in his William Wellwood Memorial elimination last Saturday.   With a record of 5-1-1 from eight lifet...
Read More

Another French speedster set for Crown

on 09/16/2011 2:00 AM
“We are happy and proud to accept the invitation to the Breeders Crown!”  read the RSVP from Commander Crowe’s owner Calle Wihlborg,  upon receipt of the second and final invitation to travel to Woodbine in Toronto, Canada, for the $600,000 Breeders Crown Trot on Sat., Oct. 29. Commander Crowe is an 8-year-old  Swedish-bred son of  Juliano Star-Somack, conditioned by Fre...
Read More

Lady Rainbow captures Moni Maker in 1:54.2

on 09/16/2011 2:00 AM
With a burst through the "Lightning Lane," Lady Rainbow, who was nearing the all-time harness racing record for money earned in a season without a victory, ended all that trash talk Friday at The Meadows Racetrack & Casino by capturing the $233,400 Moni Maker for 3-year-old trotting fillies. Her victory provided an exciting inaugural for the Moni Maker at The Meadows following the race's ...
Read More

Yonkers mare pace feature to Fox Valley Sage

on 09/16/2011 2:00 AM
Fox Valley Sage (Jason Bartlett) found room and powered to a win Friday night at Yonkers Raceway, capturing the co-featured $52,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace.   Leaving from post position 3 and sitting a four-hole, "Sage" watched as second choice Feeling You (Cat Manzi) set sail through intervals of :27.2, :57.2 and 1:24.4.  Sand Gesture (Yannick Gingras) was pocketed...
Read More

Live Jazz headed to Delaware after Lex win

on 09/16/2011 2:00 AM
The 3-year-old trotting colt Live Jazz tuned up for an appearance in the Old Oaken Bucket at Delaware, Ohio, with a 1:56.1 victory in an overnight race at The Red Mile Friday night. Dan Noble drove the son of Andover Hall.   "This was a tightener," said Hall of Fame conditioner Chuck Sylvester, who shares ownership of the colt but has turned over the day-to-day training to Scott Andrews. "I...
Read More

Mr. Ridgetaker 1:57.3 consolation winner

on 09/16/2011 2:00 AM
A pair of freshmen trotters lit up the toteboard Friday night at Mohawk Racetrack when longshots Talbotcreek Jewely and Mr Ridgetaker captured their respective $50,000 consolations.   The 2-year-old filly Talbotcreek Jewely pulled off a 4-1 upset in gate-to-wire fashion in the Peaceful Way consolation. With driver Paul MacDonell in the sulky, the Mike Keeling student held command through sp...
Read More

Lucky Bettor sharp in Meadows $22,500 pace

on 09/15/2011 2:00 AM
Lucky Bettor survived a withering first-quarter to capture Wednesday’s $22,500 Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows in a sharp 1:51.2. Dave Palone hustled Lucky Bettor toward the front from post 6, but the 7-year-old Bettor’s Delight-Hornby Lucky gelding found himself four wide in a spirited 26.2 opening panel. Once on the lead, Lucky Bettor thwarted the first-over challenge of War Boot...
Read More

Southwind Moni romps in Am Nat elim

on 09/15/2011 2:00 AM
Freshmen trotting fillies were in action on Wednesday night at Balmoral Park as a field of 10 youngsters was sent to battle in an American National Stake elimination. The top eight finishers in the race will be back next Wednesday for the $70,200 final where they will be joined by Miss Dat Kat & Fox Valley Velvet. This tussle was more like a stroll in the park as the royally bred Southwin...
Read More

Youth Foundation announces fund-raisers

on 09/15/2011 2:00 AM
The Harness Horse Youth Foundation is teaming up with a pair of Indiana yearling sales to offer a pair of very unusual collector’s items by way of silent auction, which will benefit the HHYF’s education fund.At the Indiana Premier Yearling Sale, Sept. 23 and 24, HHYF will sell an equine-themed, hand-carved jewelry case. This seven drawer case, with two doors and a top compartment, is carved wi...
Read More

See You At Peelers scratched out of NYSS

on 09/15/2011 2:00 AM
"She's just not the same horse." With that, trainer Jimmy Takter said he plans to scratch the brilliant See You At Peelers from her scheduled start Monday night, in a division of Yonkers Raceway's $234,832 New York Sire Stakes for 3-year-old filly pacers.   See You At Peelers had drawn post three in the $78,744 third and final grouping, going as the sixth race. The other two ...
Read More

Ohio champion Haley Louise headlines Delaware opener

on 09/15/2011 2:00 AM
Ohio Sire Stakes champion Haley Louise is the early favorite for Sunday’s $29,000 Ohio Breeders Championship 2-year-old filly pace, the opening feature of the Delaware County Fair’s Grand Circuit week of racing.  First race post time Sunday will be 12 noon. The Tim Fouts Memorial Pace amateur driving championship and the Billings amateur trot are also among 18 races scheduled for the firs...
Read More

Heston Blue Chip Leads NYSS Frosh pacers

on 09/15/2011 2:00 AM
Freshmen grabbed the marquee Thursday night, with Yonkers Raceway hosting the $249,459 New York Sire Stakes Hartsdale Pace for 2-year-old colts and geldings.Three divisions--two off the card--went postward in a brisk wind. The lone ($83,653) wagering event was, on paper, the most contentious, with standout statebreds Lawgiver Hanover (George Brennan), Steelhead Hanover (Jim Morrill Jr.) and H...
Read More