Categories

Butenschoen continues branching out

on 11/10/2010 12:00 AM
Like many horsemen from Illinois, John Butenschoen is following the opportunities. But he's still hopeful something positive might happen for racing in Illinois soon.   "I know there is supposed to be a bill (legislation) introduced this week, and it sure would be great if something positive can happen," said Butenschoen, who purchased a Rocknroll Hanover colt at Harrisburg on Mon...
Read More

Omen Hanover repeats at Dover

on 11/10/2010 12:00 AM
Omen Hanover repeated in the $26,000 Filly and Mare Open Pace and Mightymachthree took his third straight in the $22,000 sub-feature on Tuesday at Dover Downs. Ron Pierce had a five-bagger while Tim won four.   KDM Stables’ Omen Hanover had just enough to reach the finish line first to win the week's top distaff event in the similar time of 1:53 with Tetrick at the con...
Read More

Foiled Again returns to Yonkers Saturday

on 11/10/2010 12:00 AM
Foiled Again, marching inexorably toward $2 million in career cash, returns to Westchester Saturday night, leading Yonkers Raceway's $38,000 Open Handicap Pace.   It's the first local appearance by Foiled Again since easily winning May's $440,000 final of the George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series (his second consecutive Levy victory). Jason Bartlett, who drove that night, is reunited wi...
Read More

Henderson on his own with Harrisburg filly

on 11/10/2010 12:00 AM
It took about five years for longtime owner Richard Young to convince his online bridge partner Craig Henderson to purchase a share of a horse, but when he finally cast his line for the first time in 2008 he snagged a big one—the star filly pacer Put On A Show, the recent Breeders Crown champion who has earned more than $1.8 million over her first two years of racing. This past Monday Henderso...
Read More

Arrangements announced for Bob Anderson

on 11/10/2010 12:00 AM
Arrangements have been announced for Robert "Bob" Morley Anderson, 64, who died Nov. 7,following a sudden cardiac arrest in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.   The family will receive friends for visitation on Sunday, Nov. 14, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St, St. Thomas, Ont. Funeral services will be held Monday, Nov. 15, at 11 a.m. at Knox Presby...
Read More

Aldrich sets goals at Mighty M

on 11/10/2010 12:00 AM
Bruce Aldrich Jr.  keeps winning races with regularity. After having reined four winners on the Monday program he was held to just two victories on Tuesday afternoon as he pursues a personal goal of owning the second best seasonal output by a driver in Monticello Raceway history.   His  triumphs on Tuesday included a wire-to-wire triumph wit...
Read More

Codey sentenced to five years probation

on 11/10/2010 12:00 AM
Former Freehold Raceway Park president and general manager Donald R. Codey Jr., who pleaded guilty in August to stealing $3,045 in promotional vouchers and helping two patrons cash more than $1.3 million in bad checks at the racetrack, was sentenced today according to a report on jacksonnj.online.com . Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Criminal Justice Director Stephen J. Taylor announced that&nb...
Read More

Northern Chief scores 12th straight at Monticello

on 11/10/2010 12:00 AM
On the warm and sunny afternoon Wednesday Northern Chief notched his 12th consecutive victory at Monticello Raceway, thus extending his track record for most wins in a row at the Sullivan County oval. Mike Merton was again in the sulky when the veteran pacer rambled to a two-length triumph in a time of 1:59.   In his three previous victories Northern Chief started from outside pos...
Read More

American Nationals attract star performers

on 11/10/2010 12:00 AM
Breeders Crown champions Put On A Show, Won The West, Enough Talk and Buck I St. Pat have drawn into Saturday night's American Nationals at Balmoral Park. The entries for the Am-Nat for 3-year-old colt pacers include Meadowlands Pace winner One More Laugh and Monument Circle winner Allthatgltrsisgold.   Put On A Show, who won the $500,000 Crown final for 3-year-old filly pacers, has dr...
Read More

Average at $34,921 after 3 days at Harrisburg

on 11/10/2010 12:00 AM
The third day of the Standardbred Horse Sales Company's annual yearling auction in Harrisburg concluded and drove the overall average to $34,921 for 845 horses sold. The average for the first three sessions of the sale in 2009 was $35,542 for 828 head sold. The yearling portion of the sale concludes Thursday with 289 horses cataloged.   Although the quality was not as strong in the Wed...
Read More

Jersey awards dates, but expects changes

on 11/10/2010 12:00 AM
The New Jersey Racing Commission awarded dates for 2011 at its monthly meeting on Wednesday at its offices in Trenton, but massive changes are expected before those dates are finalized by the end of this year. The New Jersey Sports & Exposition Authority’s general counsel Ralph Marra asked that the awarding of dates be tabled until the completion  of legislation, which would result in a...
Read More

Rockin Image leads Progress Pace field

on 11/10/2010 12:00 AM
Trainer Ron Burke was happy to see his 3-year-old colts World Of Rocknroll and Dreamlands Art finished second and third, respectively, behind Rockin Image in last weekend’s Progress Pace elimination race. He was less thrilled by the margin of defeat – seven lengths – but is hopeful his three-horse entry, which also includes Fred And Ginger, can do damage in Sunday’s $320,000 final.  ...
Read More

Harlingen Hanover posts 17-1 Dover upset

on 11/09/2010 12:00 AM
Harlingen Hanover zoomed from far back at 17-1 to win the $35,000 Preferred Handicap Pace and Roy Orbisong ground out a 6-1 surprise in the $32,500 Delaware Special, the Monday twin features at Dover Downs.    Roger Plante raced Harlingen Hanover from off the pace as race favorite Schoolkids and Ron Pierce was shoved three wide on the clubhouse turn. With the front horses battling...
Read More

Dark Lightning wins Meadows Preferred

on 11/09/2010 12:00 AM
 Dark Lightning, a mid-range claimer earlier this year, completed his ascent to the top when he captured Monday’s $22,500 Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. Although Dark Lightning rose steadily through the ranks for trainer Paul Kennedy, success in the Preferred Handicap eluded him until Monday. He made a quarter-pole move to the lead for Eric Ledford, backed down the field in a ...
Read More

Michigan’s Micallef seizes Florida opportunity

on 11/09/2010 12:00 AM
To hear Mike Micallef tell it, the relocation of his training and driving endeavors to South Florida could not be going any better than they are. “When I first decided to race at Pompano for the 2010-2011 season it was largely a lifestyle choice and it’s met my expectations and gone well beyond” the 37 year old horseman says. “Just for starters, a few years ago I moved from the Hazel Park...
Read More

Top Windsor trainer Haskell among 3 arrested

on 11/09/2010 12:00 AM
Three Ontario-based horsepersons, including Chris Haskell, one of the leading trainers at Windsor Raceway have been arrested and charged with one count each of cheat at play, fraud, and offenses under the pari-mutuel regulations of the Criminal Code as a result of an investigation into the use of non-therapeutic, performance-enhancing substances on Ontario racehorses.   Also charged are Der...
Read More

Illinois horsemen hold slots rally at Hawthorne

on 11/09/2010 12:00 AM
With a gambling expansion package that includes a plan to allow slot machines at Illinois racetracks expected to be filed later this week in the state legislature, Prairie State horsemen and track officials on Monday gathered at Hawthorne Race Course for a pep rally/news conference.   Included among the gathering was Illinois Horsemen's Association president Dave McCaffrey and Balmoral Park...
Read More

Lucky Jim to skip Am-Nat, return in 2011

on 11/09/2010 12:00 AM
Lucky Jim will skip this weekend’s American National Stakes for older trotters at Balmoral Park and is freshening up for next year’s campaign.   Trainer Julie Miller is excited about seeing last season’s Dan Patch Award winner come back for another season. Last year, Lucky Jim won 17 of 18 races and earned $1.06 million. This year, he won six of 13 starts and banked $489,14...
Read More

With Harrisburg buys, Guida returning to U.S.

on 11/09/2010 12:00 AM
Trainer Greg Peck told harnessracing.com Tuesday afternoon at the Standardbred Horse Sale in Harrisburg, Pa., that among his 14 new yearling purchases are six he purchased on behalf of Hall of Fame owner Lou Guida, who moved his racing operations to Italy several years ago but decided earlier this year to return in part to racing in North America.   "He actually called me the day ...
Read More

Kentucky AG rules commission can search vehicles

on 11/09/2010 12:00 AM
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has received a favorable opinion from state Attorney General Jack Conway that it may search property of licensees at racetracks, including vehicles owned by veterinarians.   The Commission had asked Conway's office for an opinion last January if it could have its agents search and seize material they deemed relevant to a commission investigaton without a...
Read More