Categories

Honorable Daughter fastest NYSS 2YO trotting filly winner

on 07/10/2008 2:00 AM
Six divisions of New York Sire Stakes  for 2-year-old trotting fillies, each racing for a purse of approximately $34,000, were showcased on Wednesday\'s card at Monticello Raceway, and when the action was over Naughty Nana, Beachcomber, Sister Marcy, She’s So Savvy, Honorable Daughter and New Hampshire Girl each emerged victorious in their respective splits. Though each of t...
Read More

Diva Diva upsets males in Pompano Open

on 07/10/2008 2:00 AM
Diva Diva ($22.80), the lone mare in the field against seven male rivals, upset the field at odds of 10-1 in winning the $12,000 Open Trot at the isle pompano park Wednesday. Driven by Andy Santeramo, Diva Diva took full advantage of a pocket-trip behind pacesetter Guy Gets Girl (Bruce Ranger) in posting her fifth win this year. The feature started off with Guy Gets Girl out dueling D...
Read More

Bob Watts serves notice at Scioto

on 07/10/2008 2:00 AM
The 2-year-old pacer Bob Watts served notice that heʼs got a lot of potential on the track with a 1:57.2 victory at Scioto Downs on Wednesday evening. The son of Real Desire won by 12 1/2 lengths with a final quarter in :27.3.   Bob Watts went to the front from post seven and never looked back, taking the field past the half in 1:00 for driver Russell Swartz. He then simply drew away i...
Read More

Mesquite Heat breaks 33-race losing streak at Saratoga

on 07/10/2008 2:00 AM
Mesquite Heat halted a 33-race losing streak on Wednesday when visiting the winner’s circle in his Saratoga Gaming and Raceway debut, taking the featured $5,500 non-winners pace in a lifetime-best 1:55.1. Starting from post six with Brian Allen at the lines, Mesquite Heat settled comfortably in the pocket as an aggressively-handled Peterson (Dan Cappello Jr.) showed the way through fractions ...
Read More

Ryan Anderson undergoes surgery to repair race-accident injuries

on 07/10/2008 2:00 AM
Chicago-based driver Ryan Anderson has reportedly undergone successful surgery to repair a broken elbow and fractured wrist and ankle suffered in a race accident at Hawthorne Race Course Sunday, July 6. Anderson, 28, had seven screws inserted into his elbow by doctors at Loyola Medical Center as well as several pins in the wrist and ankle. He also needed 10 stitches to close a cut about his e...
Read More

Judge says Seminoles can keep offering games

on 07/10/2008 2:00 AM
The South Florida Sun Sentinel has reported that a federal judge said he\'s powerless to block the Seminole Tribe from offering blackjack at its casinos, rejecting a lawsuit by The Isle Casino & Racing at Pompano Park.   The Sun Sentinel said lawyers for The Isle and its parent company, PPI Inc., \"attempted to sidestep the tribe\'s sovereign nation status by suing only Gov. Charli...
Read More

Reminder re: Adios entries

on 07/10/2008 2:00 AM
Declarations for this year\'s Adios, to be held at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, close at 10 am on Saturday, July 26, and the Pocono race office will be open from 8-10 am that morning.   If eliminations are necessary, they will be drawn on Tuesday, July 29, and then be held on Friday, Aug. 1. The Adios final will be contested on Saturday afternoon, Aug. 9.   This year\'...
Read More

Field of nine to race for $90,000 in Dygert at Hawthorne

on 07/10/2008 2:00 AM
For as long as Hawthorne Race Course has conducted a harness meet, the Erwin F. Dygert Memorial Trot has been its featured racing event. And though times have changed and purse structures slightly altered, the race continues to attract some of the best trotters in the land, evidenced by the $3,668,194 earned by this year\'s nine-horse field.   The 2008 edition of the Dygert Memorial, t...
Read More

Fastest Reynolds split won by Caviar Forthelady

on 07/09/2008 2:00 AM
Caviar Forthelady posted the fastest winning time among eight divisions of W.N. Reynolds Memorial Stakes for 2-year-old trotting fillies on Tuesday afternoon at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. Each of the divisions carried a purse of $20,000. The Reynolds races are the highlight of Grand Circuit Week at the track. Caviar Forthelady, a SJ\'s Caviar-Croupier Lady filly trained by Marty...
Read More

Allamerican Phoebe scores in Wohlmuth opener at The Meadows

on 07/09/2008 2:00 AM
Allamerican Phoebe, who cut her teeth on New Jersey Sire Stakes, effectively used that experience on Tuesday at The Meadows when she captured the $8,000 opening leg of the Mary Wohlmuth Trot, a series for freshman fillies. While she finished no better than fourth in her two stakes, those races gave Allamerican Phoebe an experience edge over most of her rivals. She showed it by going wire-to...
Read More

Delaware\'s Brown Jug restaurant has closed

on 07/09/2008 2:00 AM
The Brown Jug restaurant in Delaware, Ohio,  which first opened in 1946,  moved to its present location in 1970,  and has been operated by its current owners since 1977, has closed its doors after being sold to the Columbus-based Hoggy’s Restaurant & Catering.   Known for its meatloaf, steaks and barbeque pork ribs, the Brown Jug was also a popular stop for harness hors...
Read More

Racino is now a proper word

on 07/09/2008 2:00 AM
The word “racino” has been added to Merriam Webster’s new edition of the Collegiate Dictionary, noting that it found its first usage in an English-language publication in 1995. The dictionary notes the meaning of “racino” as: “racetrack at which slot machines are available for gamblers.”
Read More

Buck I St. Pat leads field in Perretti Matchmaker

on 07/09/2008 2:00 AM
The fourth annual Perretti Matchmaker Stakes will bring together a classy field of top older trotting mares competing for a large purse check and breeding to one of the farm\' elite stallions on Saturday night at the Meadowlands. Buck I St. Pat, the leading money winner among older trotters this season, leads the field of 12 for the $100,000 Perretti Matchmaker Stakes. Carded as race nine, t...
Read More

Average handle up double at Scioto; Keno to be added

on 07/09/2008 2:00 AM
Through the first half of the 2008 season, the average total bet per program at Scioto Downs is up 104.3 percent, according to figures from the Ohio State Racing Commission. “I’m very pleased with the total bet during the first half of our 50th anniversary meet,” says Stacy Cahill, general manager of racing operations. “We’ve posted big gains despite horrible weather. Last month was th...
Read More

Million-dollar winner Dexter Nukes dies

on 07/09/2008 2:00 AM
Dexter Nukes, the winner of the 1989 Meadowlands Pace and a sire in Canada for many years, has died at Winbak of Canada at the age of 22. He was euthanized due to multiple infirmities caused by old age.   Dexter Nukes made just won start as a 2 year old but made up for lost time at age 3, winning 19 of 27 starts. He took a mark of 1:51.3 in winning his Meadowlands Pace elim and finished his...
Read More

Go Get Her, Autumn Magic look to pull out broom

on 07/08/2008 2:00 AM
Go Get Her and Autumn Magic poised themselves for a possible sweep of the Town Pro Pacing Series by capturing their respective $18,000(C) divisions in Monday’s second round at Mohawk Racetrack. The other divisional winner was Yankee Pica who scored for Randy Waples in 1:53.1. Go Get Her made a quarter-pole move to the lead and then cruised to a 1:51.3 tally which was the fastest of the three ...
Read More

Five-bagger for Gregory at Yonkers

on 07/08/2008 2:00 AM
Driver Jeff Gregory batted .500 during Yonkers Raceway\'s 13-race Monday night program, winning half of his 10 drives. Gregory, who sat out the opener, won the $6,000, second-race trot with Private Education ($13.80) in a life-best 2:01.1, then the $5,500 fourth-race pace with an invading Windy City Paige (1:58). That one overcame the eight-hole at $8.10 mutuel. Gregory disposed of another eigh...
Read More

Pocono hosts Reynolds 3-year-old colt trots

on 07/08/2008 2:00 AM
Lear Jetta stayed unbeaten in 2008 with a W.N. Reynolds Memorial Stakes win on Monday afternoon at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, the races being the highlight of Grand Circuit Week at Pocono. Lear Jetta (Lindy Lane-Missy Hadagal) overcame an outside post to beat eight other 3-year-old trotting colts and geldings in 1:55:1 on a track listed only in \"good\" condition. Trained b...
Read More

Northfield Park ready to add keno, other tracks likely to follow

on 07/08/2008 2:00 AM
Keno will be introduced in the state of Ohio early next month and Northfield Park chief operating officer Tom Aldrich confirmed to harnessracing.com Tuesday afternoon that the Cleveland track will be installing three terminals to sell the tickets when the game launches Monday, Aug. 4. A winner will be announced every four minutes, and the track will have the numbers shown on an in-house TV ch...
Read More

NFL policy has Rooney brothers looking to sell Steelers shares

on 07/08/2008 2:00 AM
A National Football League guideline that prohibits association with racetrack and gambling interests reportedly has Yonkers Raceway president Tim Rooney and his brothers, Patrick and John, looking to sell their shares in the Pittsburgh Steelers. Patrick Rooney is CEO of the Palm Beach Kennel Club in Florida.   A story in Tuesday’s Pittsburgh Post-Gazette stated the Steelers have been att...
Read More