Categories

Freshman trotters set to battle in Crown eliminations

on 10/14/2009 2:00 AM
Costa Rica, the top money-earning 2-year-old trotter in harness racing, leads a group of 15 entrants for the Breeders Crown for 2-year-old filly trotters at Woodbine Racetrack. Two $25,000 elimination races will be held Friday, with the top five finishers in each division advancing to the $600,000 final on Oct. 24.   Also entered are Action-Broadway, Angostura, Bone A Fide, Christiana Hanov...
Read More

Sportswriter, Put On A Show put streaks on line

on 10/14/2009 2:00 AM
Undefeated Metro Pace champion Sportswriter leads a list of 11 entries for the $700,000 Breeders Crown for 2-year-old male pacers on October 24 at Woodbine Racetrack. No elimination race will be necessary. Joining Sportswriter in the field are All Speed Hanover, Kyle Major, Malicious, OK Commander, Payne’s Landing, Rockin Image, Shoobee’s Place, Urgent Action, Whackamole Hanover, and World Of ...
Read More

No elims for Crown 3FP, two splits needed in 3FT

on 10/14/2009 2:00 AM
A powerful troika of Tracy Brainard-trained fillies will attempt to sweep the board in the $710,000 Breeders Crown for 3-Year-Old Filly Pacers at Woodbine on Saturday, Oct. 24. Only five other fillies entered once Bulletproof Enterprises’ Yellow Diamond and Shacked Up supplemented on Monday and they added another from their eligible ranks, Kabbalah Karen B, a recent Ontario Sire Stake Gold elim ...
Read More

JA's Commando raids Colonial winner's circle

on 10/14/2009 2:00 AM
JA’s Commando, lightly raced of late, scored an impressive wire-to-wire win and equaled her lifetime mark in Tuesday night’s featured race at Colonial Downs.   JA’s Commando’s only other race at Colonial was a week ago, when she finished seventh and lost by 14 lengths. The sophomore filly pacer brought strong credentials though into Tuesday’s event. In just 22 life starts, she had...
Read More

Stage Show sets Pocono track record

on 10/14/2009 2:00 AM
Stage Show grabbed “center stage” in Tuesday night’s Open II Trot at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. With Tom Jackson in the bike, Stage Show won the $22,000 trot in a track record time of 1:53.1.   The 4-year-old mare came into the race 0-for-17 but put in a solid effort from the one hole. Stage Show broke the previous mark of 1:54 set by 4-year-old mare Tom’s OK Lady in Aug...
Read More

Freshman takes fastest lap around The Meadows

on 10/14/2009 2:00 AM
Lap Hanover unleashed a quick, deadly first-over burst that carried him to victory in 1:54.1, fastest of four divisions of the Watson Provost Memorial Series for freshman colt and gelding pacers on Tuesday at The Meadows. Tidewater Teddy, Show Topper and Hare Force Two captured the other splits in the Provost opening leg.   Entering the series, Lap Hanover had only a maiden win to his credi...
Read More

Series and stakes action abundant at Indy Downs

on 10/14/2009 2:00 AM
A trio of late closing series finals and a pair of Indiana Sires Stakes contests highlighted racing action at Indiana Downs Tuesday evening, October 13. It was a tough night for favorites as only one, Viking Kilowatt, made it to the winner’s circle in the five events. The Kilowatt colt equaled his lifetime best performance with a two-length victory in a $25,000 ISS division.   Finals acti...
Read More

Breeders Select Sale held at Pocono

on 10/14/2009 2:00 AM
A colt by Metropolitan topped the Breeders Select yearling sale held Monday in the paddock at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, attracting a final bid of $27,000 from Pennsylvania horseman Todd Schadel. The colt, named Sapphire City, is out of Spectre Almahurst, whose offspring include $1.1 million winner Jeremy's Gambit p,2, 1:51.4. Dr. John Hurtgen's Nandi Farm consigned the colt, who also ...
Read More

PASS champ Dancinwiththestarz heads to Kindergarten

on 10/14/2009 2:00 AM
Pennsylvania Sire Stakes champion Dancinwiththestarz leads a field of 10 freshman pacing fillies on Saturday night at Vernon Downs in a $10,000 leg of the Kindergarten Classic. John Stark Jr. trains the 2-year-old daughter of Four Starzzzz Shark–So Western for W Springtime Stable and Shannon Brott of New York.   Dancinwiththestarz has won six of her nine seasonal starts with a mark o...
Read More

Electric Yankee fillies sweep ISS action

on 10/13/2009 2:00 AM
Freshman filly pacers squared off Monday night, October 12 in the third and final preliminary round of Indiana Sires Stakes competition at Indiana Downs. Two $25,000 divisions served as the last opportunity for each of the 20 fillies entered to earn enough points to secure a place in the $125,000 final slated for October 24.   Favorite Electric Presence and Sam Widger won the first $25,000 ...
Read More

Captain Sully lands Meadows victory

on 10/13/2009 2:00 AM
Captain Sully, who gained valuable experience in New York stakes, put that seasoning to good use on Monday at The Meadows when he captured a division of the A.W. Capone, a series for 2-year-old colt and gelding trotters.   Though winless in his Empire State outings, Captain Sully showed that he learned his lessons well. The son of Conway Hall-Too Good For You made a quarter-pole move for Da...
Read More

DSBF underway at Harrington; Teague wins three

on 10/13/2009 2:00 AM
Six $20,000 divisions of the first leg for pacers in the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) stakes for 2-year-old pacers were held Monday at Harrington Raceway. Badlands Racing, George Teague, Elmer Fannin and Henry Dorfman’s Delmarvalous ($2.10, Corey Callahan) was the fastest winner after a 1:55.1 performance. The Teague trainee has now won four of seven lifetime after p...
Read More

Breeders Crowns draw 111 entries

on 10/13/2009 2:00 AM
Three-year-olds Muscle Hill and Well Said along with undefeated 2-year-old colt pacer Sportswriter top the entries to the $5 million Breeders Crown at Woodbine on Saturday, Oct. 24.   There will be elims for all 2-year-old divisions on Friday, Oct. 16, with the exception of the 2-year-old colt pace, which drew 11 and will advance straight to the $600,000 final.   Three sophomore...
Read More

Field set for inaugural Forest City Pace

on 10/13/2009 2:00 AM
The $189,000(C) inaugural edition of the Forest City Pace is set for Saturday night at Western Fair Raceway and will find locally-owned To Helen Back leaving from the middle of the pack with Mike Saftic in the sulky.   Saftic, one of Canada’s leading drivers for many years, will make a rare appearance at the London, Ont. half-mile oval to steer To Helen Back who has not been driven by any...
Read More

Agricultural festival set for Saturday at Yonkers

on 10/13/2009 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway will be showcasing the Fall Harvest Festival at Empire City this Saturday night. The track will feature the best the Empire State has to offer both on and off the track. "We want to show that we are a part of the agricultural industry in New York State,” said Yonkers Raceway vice president and general manager Bob Galterio.   More than 40,000 people directly or in...
Read More

Ontario makes slight modifications to urging rule

on 10/13/2009 2:00 AM
The Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) has approved some modifications to its penalty guidelines for inappropriate urging of a horse, stating, "these minor refinements to the rules represent the ORC’s commitment to making the policy, rules, and practice work better, and not to significantly modify the rules."   The rules call for two sets of penalties, one for "inappropriate urgi...
Read More

Crawford posthumously honored with Bruce Hamilton Memorial Award

on 10/13/2009 2:00 AM
Harness Horse Breeders of New York State has announced James A. Crawford Jr. as the third annual recipient of the Bruce Hamilton Memorial Medal. This award recognizes outstanding contributions to harness horse racing and improvements of the breeding of Standardbred horses in the State of New York.   Crawford served as the president of Harness Horse Breeders for 22 years from 1985 to 2007. D...
Read More

Pacing colts lead Lexington in dollars

on 10/12/2009 2:00 AM
This year’s Lexington Selected Sale finished on Sunday and the numbers fell about how sale managers expected. A total of 792 yearlings were sold for a gross of $27.7 million. When horses which had reserves on them are taken out of the total, the average works out to $35,003. That’s a drop of 13.6 percent from 2008, when the sale posted an average of $40,494 on a gross of $32.1 million. The med...
Read More

Indiana yearling sale up 10 percent

on 10/12/2009 2:00 AM
With slots-enhanced purses and a breed development program that recently announced it will sweeten an already lucrative pot to the tune of $2.5 million next year, interest in the Indiana harness racing couldn’t be higher. The renewed focus on the Hoosier State was reflected in yearling prices at Indiana Standardbred Sale Company’s Select Sale, held Saturday, October 10 at the Indiana State Fai...
Read More

Meadows moves to afternoon post

on 10/12/2009 2:00 AM
The Meadows Racetrack & Casino will shift to a 4:05 pm post time beginning the week of Monday, Nov. 2. It will also Fridays to its live racing schedule (pending Pennsylvania Harness Racing Commission approval).   With the changes, The Meadows will offer live racing each Monday through Friday for the balance of 2009 with the exception of Thanksgiving week and the period fr...
Read More