Categories

Elusive Desire made Oaks favorite

on 08/04/2009 2:00 AM
The draws for the Hambletonian and companion filly Oaks were held during a press conference held at the Pegasus dining room at the Meadowlands Tuesday afternoon, with the filly contest drawn first. The four elimination winners will all line up behind the gate from the rail out, with Elusive Desire, who will start from post one, the morning line favorite at odds of 5-2. The purse for the Oaks will...
Read More

Hambletonian Day nine-race simulcast package to Scandinavia

on 08/04/2009 2:00 AM
The 2009 Hambletonian and Hambletonian Oaks are part of a nine-race package Meadowlands Racetrack will simulcast to Scandinavian countries on Saturday.   The simulcast begins with the $525,800 Merrie Annabelle (race two) and includes the $523,600 Peter Haughton (race three), $300,000 Nat Ray Invitational (race seven), $783,042 Hambletonian Oaks (race nine) and $1,520,333 Hambletonian (race ...
Read More

Condition sheet for Xtreme Horsepower at Georgian Downs

on 08/04/2009 2:00 AM
Georgian Downs, in partnership with Standardbred Canada, has unveiled the condition sheet for the third edition of Xtreme Horsepower, set for Aug. 29.   “Xtreme is the biggest party of the year at Georgian Downs. For racing fans, it offers something that can’t be seen anywhere in the world,” said Chris Roberts, Director of Racing Operations. “Of course, we’ve g...
Read More

Bartlett wins Tioga Drivers' Championship

on 08/03/2009 2:00 AM
Jason Bartlett captured the 2009 edition of the Drivers’ Championship at Tioga Downs on Sunday afternoon. Winning two of the seven divisions, Bartlett also steered Cinderella Guy to a track record for older gelding pacers in 1:50.3. It was the fastest mile that Bartlett had ever won in his racing career and came in the fifth division of the Drivers’ Championship in the...
Read More

Muscle Hill solidifies role of Hambo favorite with elim victory

on 08/02/2009 2:00 AM
Muscle Hill breezed to his 12th straight victory in the last of three $70,000 eliminations for the Hambletonian on Saturday night at the Meadowlands, with Explosive Matter and Symphonic Hanover winner the other two elims. With his victory, Muscle Hill is the overwhelming favorite heading into the $1.5 million Hambletonian, harness racing’s most prestigious event, on Saturday, Aug. 8. ...
Read More

Dance With Dan sets 2009 mark at Scioto

on 08/02/2009 2:00 AM
Dance With Dan paced the fastest mile of the 2009 season at Scioto Downs on Saturday night as he won a division of the Director of Agriculture Pace in 1:51.2 for driver Rod Bolon. The son of Precious Bunny hit the wire 3 1/4 lengths ahead of his rivals. The Saturday night program wrapped up three power-packed evenings of Ohio State Fair stakes at the Columbus oval   Dan With Danc...
Read More

Southwind Tempo wins Golden Girls

on 08/02/2009 2:00 AM
Southwind Tempo won the $200,000 Golden Girls for older pacing mares Saturday night at the Meadowlands, crossing the wire in 1:50.1. Driven by Tim Tetrick, Southwind Tempo led at every call, setting fractions of :28, :55.2 and 1:23.2 before closing out her mile with a final quarter of :26.4.   A 5-year-old daughter of Bettor's Delight, Southwind Tempo is owned by Let It Ride Stables an...
Read More

Peter Haughton Memorial elims held

on 08/01/2009 2:00 AM
It seems driver Brian Sears and trainer Greg Peck, the team behind the Hambletonian favorite Muscle Hill, already have a top prospect for next year's race in their arsenal. Holiday Road drew off to a convincing 1:56.3 victory for the duo in the second of three eliminations for the $523,600 Peter Haughton Memorial, the Meadowlands' premier event for 2-year-old colt trotters, on Friday night. ...
Read More

Four $50,000 invitationals contested at The Meadows

on 08/01/2009 2:00 AM
Already a track record holder, Go On BB gunned down another Meadows mark Friday as she captured a $50,000 Filly & Mare Invitational Pace in 1:51.2, fastest ever at The Meadows by an older mare. The race was one of four $50,000 invitational events staged by The Meadows and funded by the Meadows Standardbred Owners Association as a special feature of Grand Circuit Week. Highlight of the wee...
Read More

Favorites prevail in OSS Gold elims

on 08/01/2009 2:00 AM
Favorites Friendly Amigo and I'll Wait For You emerged victorious in their respective Ontario Sires Stakes Gold eliminations for 3-year-old filly trotters on Friday night at Mohawk Racetrack. In the first $40,000(C) split, it was Friendly Amigo and driver Blair Burgess seizing control at the outset and garnering all of the front-end respect. Once on top, the pair controlled the easy f...
Read More

Track record tied in Kindergarten split at Vernon

on 08/01/2009 2:00 AM
Flex The Muscle tied the track’s 1:57.3 record for 2-year-old colt trotters with his solid score in Friday night’s first $10,000 division of the Kindergarten Classic Series at Vernon Downs. Competing in Friday’s opening event, Flex The Muscle left the starting gate cautiously with Gareth Dowse doing the driving. The well-bred son of Muscles Yankee-Alix Hall was fifth at the quarter b...
Read More

Yonkers features go to Victor's Vicky, Still Electric

on 08/01/2009 2:00 AM
Victor's Vicky beat the boys and made 'em cry for the second time in her last three starts Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's co-featured $48,000 Open Handicap Trot. With Jordan Stratton driving for trainer Richard Johnson, Victor's Vicky--starting from post position four--worked out a second-over trip. She then ducked inside when pocket-sitting, 3-2 favorite American Lane (Cat Manzi),...
Read More

Extender N repeats in Pocono open

on 08/01/2009 2:00 AM
Extender N, a 12-year-old pacing gelding trained by Nat Varty and driven by Joe Pavia Jr., won his second straight $28,750 Open Handicap Pace at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs Friday night. Both of the wins came on racing surfaces listed as "good." Leaving from the six hole in the eight horse field, Extender N left quickly and battled newcomer Third Day (Jim Taggart Jr.) for the early lea...
Read More

Stakes colts featured at Indiana Downs

on 08/01/2009 2:00 AM
Freshman colt pacers took center stage at Indiana Downs Friday, July 31 as four $25,000 Indiana Sires Stakes divisions were offered. Royal Art colt Ombre Art won the fastest of the four splits with a 1:56.3 effort while Third Straight colts Dublo Six and McStraight swept two others.   Favorite Ombre Art and driver Ricky Macomber took command after the quarter and cruised to a nearly three-l...
Read More

Vintage Master scores Adios upset in record time

on 08/01/2009 2:00 AM
A strong, three-wide move off the final turn propelled Vintage Master and driver Daniel Dube to a half-length upset victory in Saturday’s $677,665 Delvin Miller Adios at the Meadows in front of an enthusiastic crowd of 4,210.   The 43rd edition of the Adios, held again at the Meadows after being contested at Pocono Downs last year, boasted a $827,665 total purse [including last week’s e...
Read More

Sand Windsor sets stakes record in Knoll victory

on 08/01/2009 2:00 AM
In her second career start, Sand Windsor performed like a speedy, determined veteran, coming first over en route to a stake-record 1:53 victory in a division of the $120,000 Catherine Baker Knoll at The Meadows Saturday.   Formerly known as the Fred Jamison, the stake was renamed to honor the life and contributions of the late Catherine Baker Knoll, former Pennsylvania lieutenant governor a...
Read More

Ginger And Fred, Pedigree Snob win Adioo Volo splits

on 08/01/2009 2:00 AM
Ginger And Fred was the fast-stepping belle of the ball once more at The Meadows Saturday as she glided to the lead from post 9 and captured a division of the $225,966 Quinton Patterson Adioo Volo for 3-year-old pacing fillies.   Blogette Hanover came from well off the pace to take the other division. The race, part of Adios Day festivities at The Meadows, is named for the late Quinton Patt...
Read More

Hambletonian Oaks field set

on 08/01/2009 2:00 AM
The field for the $783,042 Hambletonian Oaks for 3-year-old trotting fillies was decided by a quartet of elimination races on Saturday night at the Meadowlands.   The top two finishers, plus the two third-place fillies with the highest career earnings, advanced to the Oaks Final, the companion to harness racing's most prestigious event, the $1.5 million Hambletonian, on Saturday, Augu...
Read More

Favorites triumph in Indiana Sire Stakes competition

on 08/01/2009 2:00 AM
It was a night for favorites at Indiana Downs Saturday. Favored Matt’s Image and Evening Job each paced to victory in their respective $25,000 Indiana Sire Stakes divisions, the first preliminary leg for sophomore colts. The triumphs allowed both 3 year olds an opportunity to collect maximum points toward reserving spots in the $150,000 final next month.   In the first division, Matt’s ...
Read More

Trotters featured in Indiana Sire Stakes action

on 07/31/2009 2:00 AM
A quartet of Indiana Sires Stakes contests were contested Thursday, July 30 at Indiana Downs. Two $25,000 divisions were carded for sophomore colt and gelding trotters, with another set of $25,000 divisions offered for two-year-old trotting fillies. Driver Jay Cross steered home two winners in stakes action.   Cross won the opening race on the card, the first split for freshman fillies, gui...
Read More