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Lady Rainbow, Fitness Girl, Sweet Love triumph

on 10/01/2010 2:00 AM
Lady Rainbow got to leader Seducedbychocolate in the final stages of the Breeders Crown elim for frosh-filly trotters, the first episode for this division at Pocono Downs, Oct. 1, in 1:56.4.   On the inside late after keeping that spot when “Seduced” got the lead from her, Hey Mister came back to be second.   Seduced held on to make the final.   “She can go a lot more ...
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See You At Peelers smashes Pocono track mark

on 10/01/2010 2:00 AM
See You At Peelers kept her perfect record intact Friday night with a dominant performance in her $25,000 Breeders Crown elimination for two-year-old pacing fillies. Driven by Jim Morrill Jr. for trainer Jimmy Takter, the Bettor’s Delight freshman smashed the Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs track record by a full second, picking up her 12th straight win in 1:51.3.   Starting from post three, ...
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Don'ttellmywife, Symphony In Motion victorious

on 10/01/2010 2:00 AM
Don'ttellmywife (Stephane Bouchard) sat a Friday night pocket, winning Yonkers Raceway's co-featured $42,500 Open Handicap Trot.   Leaving from post position No. 2, he watched while Neighsay Hanover (Ray Schnittker) set sail through weight stations of :27.4, :56.3 and 1:25.4. Meanwhile, 4-5 choice Wind Surfer (Jason Bartlett) brielfy moved first-over, only to duck back in and retreat. &nb...
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Ohio Sires Stakes action at Northfield

on 10/01/2010 2:00 AM
Two-year-old fillies contested their final Ohio Sires Stakes preliminaries at Northfield Park Friday night, leading up to the rich Ohio Super Day at Lebanon Raceway Saturday, October 9 and favorites posted fast miles in all four legs.   There were two $19,000 pacing splits and Jerry Osborne’s Osborne’s Sweeper and Winchester Baye Acres’ Cruise On Ashley were impressive 1-5 ($2.40) win...
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My Whispering Eye strikes OSS Gold

on 10/01/2010 2:00 AM
On Friday night Ontario’s talented two-year-old trotting fillies gave Rideau Carleton Raceway fans a Gold Final finish that they won’t soon forget.   Quantum Victoria and South Bay kicked off the $130,000 Gold Final with an early battle for control that saw South Bay reach the quarter pole in :28.1. South Bay was still on top at the :57.4 half, but the pacesetter was soon under attack b...
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Favorites cruise in Lady Lincoln and Lincoln Land elims

on 09/30/2010 2:00 AM
Freshmen trotters were on display on Wednesday night as eliminations for the Lady Lincoln Land and Lincoln Land Stakes were contested. With a total of 17 fillies dropped into the entry box a pair of $12,000 eliminations were held with the top five finishers moving on to next week’s $110,000 final. A field of 10 colts were entered for the eliminations with the top seven joining Powerful Charger, ...
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Horses finish in same order as they started

on 09/30/2010 2:00 AM
The odds of it happening are 40,320-1 but it occurred today, Wednesday,September 29, in the 15th race at Monticello Raceway.  The number one horse Armbro Bracken crossed the finish line first and like falling dominoes  all the others behind him all also finished in the exact order in which they started. “It happens occasionally but  it certainly is a rarity,” noted Shawn Wiles t...
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Sir Caviar takes Meadows Preferred Trot

on 09/30/2010 2:00 AM
Taking advantage of a costly mistake by the leader, Sir Caviar bullied his way to the front and captured Wednesday’s $22,500 Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows. The key moment in the race occurred midway down the backside, with Master Begonia on the point trying to fend off the first-over Chips And Wings and Sir Caviar along the pylons in third. Master Begonia broke stride and left the ...
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Weekend Preview features Breeders Crowns

on 09/30/2010 2:00 AM
Be ready for the Breeders Crown elimination programs and big championship nights at Mohegan Sun by getting insights about the contenders and important data in HarnessRacing Weekend Preview. HarnessRacing Weekend Preview is FREE! Just click on the link at the top of this page, then it will delivered in your email box every Friday morning.   Free past performance page downloads, courtesty of ...
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Latest edition of "Eye on Harness Racing"

on 09/30/2010 2:00 AM
Thursday’s (Sept. 30) edition of “Eye on Harness Racing,” the U.S. Trotting Association’s online video magazine, will highlight a major industry event and some of October’s most important stakes.   This latest edition will feature exclusive video from Perretti Farms, which hosted New Jersey legislators discussing the horse racing industry in the Garden State, and several stak...
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Hanson looked at other site for racing

on 09/30/2010 2:00 AM
The Thursday edition of The Record, the newspaper which serves northern New Jersey, included a story by reporter John Brennan that indicates that the Hanson commission not only recommended moving racing away from the Meadowlands in its report, but also picked out a potential site. Tom Luchento, president of the Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey, confirmed that he was...
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Dejarmbro made it in New York, now the Crown?

on 09/30/2010 2:00 AM
Just how tough was the New York Sire Stakes program this year? As Frank said, "If you can make it there you can make it anywhere." Well, on Friday night we’ll find out if anywhere is Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs and if that somebody is 2-year-old trotting colt Dejarmbro.   It’s hard not to be fascinated by a beautiful dark brown 2-year-old trotting colt that was virtually unbeaten raci...
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Simpsons on tap next week at Vernon

on 09/30/2010 2:00 AM
The John Simpson Memorial Stakes for 2 year olds are scheduled for next Thursday and Friday at Vernon Downs. Purses for each sex and gait are estimated at $35,000 divided and the draw schedule is as follows:  2FT to race on Thursday, Oct. 7, with the entry box to close at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 2. The 2CT-2CP-2FP all to race on Friday, Oct. 8, with the entry box to close at 9...
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Quick Deal wins Green Acres championship

on 09/30/2010 2:00 AM
Quick Deal, a son of Revenue, won the $35,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes Green Acres Championship Final for 2-year-old trotting colts and geldings Thursday afternoon at Freehold Raceway.   With Brent Holland driving, the freshman trotting colt worked his way from post eight to get the lead in the stretch and win by a length over a fast-closing Northern Photo (Classic Photo), who had broken earl...
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NJ III Gaming Summit scheduled speakers

on 09/29/2010 2:00 AM
Meeting 3: Horseracing, Gaming Technology and Summary of Governor’s Gaming Task Force ReportSeptember 29, 2010; 10AM at Turf Club of Monmouth Park Racetrack,175 Oceanport Ave., Oceanport, New Jersey.Welcome·         Mayor Michael J. Mahon, Oceanport       Summary of New Jersey Gaming, Sports, and Entertainment Advisory Commis...
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Yonkers holds second annual Fall festival

on 09/29/2010 2:00 AM
Among the Saturday night highlights of Yonkers Raceway's second annual Fall Harvest Festival  is another edition of the "Legislators Pace." Eleven New York State elected officials do battle on the track prior to the wagering events.In last year's inaugural, Assemblyman Gary Pretlow, driving in tandem with Jason Bartlett, reined Mr. Soggy to victory in trhe first event, while Assemblyman Rory ...
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Recognizing California stars

on 09/29/2010 2:00 AM
This month will see a series named at Cal-Expo for Gee Gee Digger and another honoring Desmond, two of the most popular pacers to ply their trade in California over the last few decades.  Track record holder Gee Gee Digger was conditioned by Rudy Sialana, while Steve Desomer trained and drove Desmond.“If you were to just judge him by today’s fast times, Desmond may seem a bit unremarkable...
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The Doctor is in at Colonial Downs

on 09/29/2010 2:00 AM
Beyond Perfection stayed perfect at Colonial Downs, Jaavos Boy triggered a new life mark in the feature and The Doctor pulled a 59-1 upset in Tuesday action at Colonial Downs.   Trainer-driver Stacy McLenaghan guided Beyond Perfection to her second straight series win in the Young Women of Virginia late-closer. The 4-year-old pacing mare, who captured the three-quarter mile first leg by 4 1...
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More Standardbreds at Equestrian Games

on 09/29/2010 2:00 AM
Standardbreds will be presented during the World Equestrian Games starting this Thursday (Sept. 30) at the International Equestrian Festival.   Held in downtown Lexington, this trade show is honoring the Standardbred with a “USTA Breed Appreciation Day.” Laura Harbour and her 16-year-old pacing mare Veruca Salt will be demonstrating in the EcoTrack Park ring at 1:30 p.m. in the Lex...
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Luchento's statement at Gaming Symposium

on 09/29/2010 2:00 AM
The following is the statement given by Tom Luchento, president of the Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association of New Jersey, at the third and final Legislative Summit on Gaming, which got underway at Monmouth Park racetrack Wednesday morning. Below is Lucento's statement:   I am honored to be once again invited to testify before this committee.  I promise to...
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