Mitchell Cushing wins 5 at Plainridge

on 09/16/2019 9:25 PM
Plainridge Park’s leading driver Mitchell Cushing exhibited why he’s at the top of the charts this year after winning five races on the 11-race card at Plainridge Park on Monday afternoon (Sept. 16).   The highlight of the afternoon was a sharp come-from-behind score with Starznheaven in the $14,000 Winners-Over pace that was the feature race of the day.   Starznheaven tu...
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Governor sees American History win Quillen

on 09/16/2019 9:21 PM
Brittany Farms, Marvin Katz and American History Racing's American History ($10.20, Joe Bongiorno) was a 1:49.3 winner in the 13th Annual $150,000 Bobby Quillen Memorial Pace at Harrington Raceway Monday.  It is the biggest race of the year at the half-mile racetrack, named in honor of long time Delaware legislator Bobby Quillen, who passed away in 2006. Quillen was an avid supp...
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Aunt Rose sets 1:54 stakes mark at Delaware

on 09/16/2019 7:21 PM
Trainer and co-owner Chris Beaver and co-owner Steven Zeehandler swept the $102,368 Ohio Breeders Championship for three-year-old filly trotters in Monday action at the Delaware County Fair. In the second $51,184 division, the field of six raced in post position order through the first three-eighths of a mile until driver Ronnie Wrenn, Jr. eased Aunt Rose off the rail and sprinted clear to sc...
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15 entered in 74th Little Brown Jug

on 09/16/2019 11:51 AM
The post-position draw for Thursday's 74th Little Brown Jug for 3-year-old male pacers at the Delaware, Ohio fairgrounds was conducted Monday morning, with the 15 entries divided into a pair of eliminations.   The total purse for this year's Jug renewal is $640,000. Each elimination will carry a purse of $128,000, with the top four finishers in each elim advancing to the ...
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Wiggle It Jiggleit to race on Jug Day in Delaware!

on 09/16/2019 11:01 AM
The long awaited—and much anticipated—return of the 2015 Horse of the Year Wiggle It Jiggleit is finally here. After having not raced since finishing second to Always B Miki in the Breeders Crown final in October 2016, the 7-year-old Wiggle It Jiggleit will start in a conditioned pace on the Little Brown Jug card on Thursday afternoon at the fairgrounds in Delaware, Ohio.   ...
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Pat Matters captures top trot at Pocono

on 09/16/2019 8:42 AM
The Explosive Matter mare Pat Matters ran her record to four-for-five since joining the Nifty Norman barn in winning the $17,500 featured trot in 1:52.2 on Sunday evening at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. George Napolitano Jr. was on the move after a :26.4 opening quarter with the 4 year old to gain the top, and she rolled on to mid-race fractions of :55.1 and 1:23.1. In her last start...
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Bartlett wins 5 NYSS consolations

on 09/16/2019 8:35 AM
Jason Bartlett won six races, including five of the eight New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) consolations, raced at Vernon Downs on Sunday.  All divisions raced for a purse of $40,000.   Gobi Princess (Bartlett) much the best in the race for 3-year-old trotting fillies. Avalonia (Tyler Buter) led to the first quarter in :27.1 and to the half in :57. Gobi Princess ($2.80) ...
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Ballerat Boomerang rebounds at Philly

on 09/15/2019 8:25 PM
Class relief enabled Yonkers invader Ballerat Boomerang ($10.80) to sustain a first-over bid en route to a 1:50.3 victory in the Sunday afternoon feature at Harrah’s Philadelphia, an $18,000 top-level conditioned pace. On the undercard, George Napolitano Jr. led all drivers with five wins, capped by a 1:49.2 mile from Dealt A Winner ($3.20) in the sub-feature. The 6-year-old If I Can Drea...
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Looksgoodinaromper sets OBC 2FP record

on 09/15/2019 8:21 PM
Looksgoodinaromper established a new stakes record in winning the first division of the Ohio Breeders Championship for two-year-filly pace in Sunday action at the Delaware County Fair. The Pet Rock filly yielded the early lead to Corner Pocket (Ronnie Wrenn, Jr.), but Looksgoodinaromper retook the lead before the quarter in :29. Driver Chris Page was able to set a comfortable pace through the...
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Gingras hits grand slam in KYSS finals; Greenshoe, Bettor’s Wish win

on 09/15/2019 8:19 PM
Driver Yannick Gingras visited the winner’s circle six times as he swept the remaining $50,000 Kentucky Sires Stakes (KYSS) consolations and collected victories in four of the eight $250,000 KYSS Finals on Sunday at The Red Mile.   Gingras swept the early double as he wired the KYSS consolation for three-year-old trotting fillies with Fade Into You and held on by a neck to ...
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Warrawee Ubeaut headlines Jugette field

on 09/15/2019 5:07 PM
Warrawee Ubeaut, winner of $1,071,553, headlines a field of 13 filly pacers in the $259,600 Jugette on Wednesday afternoon at the Delaware County Fair. The fillies will race a pair of $51,920 eliminations with the top four finishers in each elim coming back for the $155,760 final. Warrawee Ubeaut is coming into the Jugette on a three race win streak, including a win in the $253...
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Shartin N scratched sick from Milton

on 09/15/2019 11:55 AM
Wharton N, the fastest Standardbred mare in the world, will not be contesting the upcoming Milton Stakes at Woodbine Mohawk Park. The news of Shartin N’s scratch from the $250,000 Milton (due to sickness) was conveyed by Woodbine Entertainment via social media on Saturday, prior to the stakes-packed card at Woodbine Mohawk Park. Shartin N, who is trained by Jim King Jr. and...
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Rock Diamonds sparkles in Yonkers open

on 09/15/2019 7:36 AM
Rock Diamonds N (Ron Cushing, $17.20) and Benhope Rulz N (Shaun Vallee) were a two-speed dance number Saturday night, the former winning Yonkers Raceway’s $42,000 Open Handicap Pace.   Rock Diamonds N, the Master of the Maritimes by virtue of his win in last month’s Gold Cup & Saucer, had no issues in his first appearance since early summer. From post position No. 5, h...
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Despite post 10, Evident Beauty wins Elegantimage

on 09/15/2019 7:32 AM
Evident Beauty overcame a post 10 starting spot to score a 9-1 upset victory in Saturday night’ Elegantimage at Woodbine Mohawk Park.   The Richard “Nifty” Norman trainee capitalized off a great steer from driver David Miller to rally from third-over at the head of the lane for a 1:53 victory in the $376,000 event for 3-year-old trotting fill...
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Stunning performances in Metro, SAGL elims

on 09/15/2019 7:27 AM
The fields are set for next weekend’s $750,000 Metro Pace and $540,000 Shes A Great Lady following eliminations on Saturday evening at Woodbine Mohawk Park.   Each event required a pair of eliminations to determine the 10-horses advancing to each final.   Alicorn jogged to a 1¾-length win in the first of two $35,000 eliminations of the She’s A G...
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Doc's Hooligan hustles in KYSS consolations

on 09/14/2019 11:54 PM
Doc's Hooligan blew by the field to score in the $50,000 Kentucky Sires Stakes consolation for 3-year-old pacing colts and geldings on Saturday at the Red Mile. Winning driver Elliott Deaton kept his gelding to task down the lane and got up to nab Shipshape in the final strides, stopping the clock in a lifetime-best 1:49.2. Military Secret was stepped around by the top two in the str...
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Green Manalishi S and Tetrick victorious in Canadian Trotting Classic

on 09/14/2019 11:28 PM
Green Manalishi S and driver Tim Tetrick went to the front and never looked back to capture the $605,000 Canadian Trotting Classic on Saturday night at Woodbine Mohawk Park.   The Marcus Melander trainee held off a late push from Pilot Discretion to win Woodbine's marquee event for three-year-old trotters by half a length in 1:52.4. Tetrick becomes the winningest driver in the histo...
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Five records fall in NYSS finals at Batavia Downs

on 09/14/2019 11:24 PM
The weather was perfect, the track was lightning fast and 3,500 excited fans filled the property to watch eight divisions of the $1.8 million New York Sire Stake finals during the Night of Champions at Batavia Downs on Saturday night (Sept. 14).  Two stake and three track records were rewritten during the night led by 2-year-old trotting filly Hypnotic Am (Chapter Seven-Daydream Am S) wh...
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Southwind Chrome sets new track record at Hoosier

on 09/14/2019 11:19 PM
For the second time in one week, a track record was lowered over Hoosier Park's seven-eighths mile oval, marking the seventh track record that has been re-established this season. After stopping the timer in 1:51.3, Southwind Chrome and driver Sam Widger lowered the track record for older trotting horses in the featured event of the evening, the $20,000 Open Trot, on Saturday, September 14. ...
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Anythingforlove A scores at Pocono

on 09/14/2019 10:42 PM
The Rock N Roll Heaven gelding Anythingforlove A, in his second start back since competing in the Levy Final, had anything but an easy trip, but still posted a 1:50.2 victory at 11-1 in the $17,500 pacing feature Saturday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. Pat Berry got the winner of $327,308 away well and right to the lead, but after the :27 quarter he was passed in turn by second cho...
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