Categories

NHL prospect Stamkos named NA Cup drawmaster

on 05/13/2008 2:00 AM
Woodbine Entertainment Group has announced that Steven Stamkos--expected to go first overall in the 2008 NHL entry draft next month--will be the official \"drawmaster\" for this year\'s 25th edition of the $1.5 million(C) Pepsi North America Cup at Mohawk. The native of Unionville, Ont., was also the first overall pick in the 2006 Ontario Hockey League entry draft by the Sa...
Read More

Illinois Racing Board vacates positive test rulings

on 05/13/2008 2:00 AM
The Illinois Racing Board (IRB) has vacated the stewards’ rulings regarding positive tests on Jereme’s Jet and Holborn Hanover dating back to 2006, allowing the horses to remain as the winners of the races affected and exonerating their respective trainers. The rulings were made due to an IRB rule adopted May 1 regarding new threshold levels for pyrilamine—which was illegal at the time of th...
Read More

Monticello announces second purse increase

on 05/13/2008 2:00 AM
On Tuesday, Monticello Raceway announced a purse increase effective Thursday, May 15, the second rise in purses the past two months.   \"We’ve increased our purses by about 15 percent across the board and it follows a 10 percent increase that we initiated on April 1,” noted Eric Warner, Monticello Raceway’s director of racing. “Currently we have increased our purses nearly...
Read More

Hoosier Park race secretary Mack suspended

on 05/13/2008 2:00 AM
According to reports, Hoosier Park race secretary Kevin Mack has been temporarily suspended by the track’s parent company, Centaur Inc., pending a review of racing office procedures.   Indiana Downs’ race secretary Scott Peine, who had been working in the race office at the new Running Aces Harness Park in Minnesota, is returning to Hoosier Park to assume Mack’s race-office duties. &...
Read More

My Little Dragon captures $90,000 Matriarch in 1:51

on 05/12/2008 2:00 AM
My Little Dragon, the fastest mare of all time, scorched the competition to win the $90,000 Matriarch Stake on Sunday afternoon at the Meadowlands. My Little Dragon launched a first over attack on the backside against Southwind Tempo and sprinted past in the final strides for a half-length victory in 1:51. Guestimate rallied for second and it was a length back to Street Dancer in third. Southw...
Read More

Blueridge Western sprints off second-over trip to win in 1:50.1

on 05/11/2008 2:00 AM
Blueridge Western, driven by Brian Sears, soared off a second-over trip to win the $215,000 Berry\'s Creek on Saturday night at the Meadowlands. The Berry\'s Creek is the first major stakes race of the season for 3-year-old colt pacers and a stepping-stone to the $1 million Meadowlands Pace on July 19. The first half saw a succession of lead changes, with Mucho Sleazy ultimately seizing comma...
Read More

Get Out Of Dodge turns tables in Diplomat Series final

on 05/11/2008 2:00 AM
After finishing second in both initial rounds of The Diplomat Pacing Series for three-year-old colts and geldings, Get Out Of Dodge turned the tables on rivals in Saturday night\'s $78,000 final at Mohawk Racetrack. With Phil Hudon at the controls, the son of Artiscape - Dodge Kitty got away in mid pack from post six and watched as Shadow Play and driver Rick Zeron left hard from the outside post ...
Read More

Road Hazard one of three winners for Wallis at Pompano

on 05/11/2008 2:00 AM
Harness driver Kevin Wallis enjoyed a three-bagger at the isle casino & racing at pompano park Saturday and two of his winner’s were his own horses, Road Hazard and Chicane.   Wallis, 51, from Maidstone, Ontario, started off the evening winning the featured fifth race $8,800 pace with Road Hazard ($4.20) in 1:53.3.   Leaving from post three, Wallis sent Road Hazard right to ...
Read More

Oosting ties Balmoral record with seven driving wins Saturday

on 05/11/2008 2:00 AM
Veteran reinsman Mike Oosting, who currently enjoys a commanding lead in the driver standings at Balmoral Park, put his name into the track’s record books on Satuday night by guiding home seven winners on the card. That mark tied the previous record which had been set back on Sept. 26, 1998 by Tony Morgan.   The Beecher, Ill., resident kicked off his parade of winners in the second ...
Read More

My Boy David rallies up inside to win Rambling Willie Stakes

on 05/11/2008 2:00 AM
Just as he’s done in so many other stakes events, Shirley LeVin’s My Boy David came up big once again as he stormed through the passing lane to win the $20,000 Rambling Willie Stakes by a length in 1:51.2 at Balmoral Park Saturday night.   Patiently handled by driver Ryan Anderson, this millionaire pacer was content to ride along in the pocket as Booze Cruzin (Sam Widger) led the field...
Read More

Holiday Credit wires field in $185,000 Dexter Cup final

on 05/11/2008 2:00 AM
Holiday Credit kept his record this year unblemished as he captured the $185,000 Dexter Cup final in 1:56.3 Saturday at Freehold.   With Ron Pierce in the bike for trainer Jimmy Takter, Holiday Credit lead from start to finish, cutting fractions of :28.3, :58.3 and 1:27.2. At the wire he was 4 ¾ lengths ahead of First Pleasurelane and David Miller, with Oh So White and Andy Miller third. ...
Read More

Rain Train storms late to win Open Pace at Yonkers

on 05/11/2008 2:00 AM
Friday night at Yonkers Raceway, it rained rain. Saturday night at Yonkers Raceway, it rained  Rain Train. Rain Train survived a tough, first-over effort to win the featured $30,000 Open Handicap Pace, going over the $200,000 career earnings  plateau in the process. With Jason Bartlett driving for trainer Robert Sumner, Rain Train--handed post position No. 3--watched from an early...
Read More

Savanna\'s Love, EJ\'s Copperstone score in INSS at Hoosier

on 05/11/2008 2:00 AM
Another seasoned drive was turned in by Trace Tetrick in the second leg of Indiana Sire Stakes 3-year-old filly pace Saturday at Hoosier Park. Tetrick, who leads the standings in 2008, guided Savanna’s Love to victory in the $12,000 event, keeping her career undefeated to date. The second split went to EJ\'s Copperstone.  Starting from post three, Savanna’s Love was quickl...
Read More

Four Starzzz Shark filly undefeated after Dancer win

on 05/11/2008 2:00 AM
Four Starz Horndog, a 3-year-old filly by Four Starzzz Shark, won a Helen Dancer Memorial division at Freehold Raceway Saturday in 1:55.2 and in the process stayed undefeaed in three career starts. The filly is from a test breeding, with Four Starzzz Shark\'s first commercial crop now 2 year olds.   Four Starz Horndog, owned by breeder Four StarzzzzStable, won by a head for driver George Br...
Read More

Sopmomore colts battle in CASS second round

on 05/11/2008 2:00 AM
With the three-year-old girls having been in the California Sire Stakes spotlight on Friday night, the boys took their turn as the headliners in the Saturday night $15,000 co-features at Cal-Expo, with Stars And Sites and Star Time Kid getting back on the winning track.   With the diagonally gaited specialists up first, driver Bruce Clarke took the lead with Stars And Sites f...
Read More

Longshot Cuzzin Sid scores in 1:52.3 at Mohawk

on 05/10/2008 2:00 AM
Cuzzin Sid, at odds of 25-1, came on with a late stretch surge to pass a tiring Carter In Motion and seize the $56,800 final of the Ontario Sired Spring Series for three-year-old pacers at Mohawk Friday night. Auctioneer and Mark MacDonald broke sharply off the gate and crossed the field from post position nine for the early lead, only to be overtaken by Carter In Motion and Mario Baillargeon at t...
Read More

Sand shooter debuts with PASS victory in 1:51.1 at The Meadows

on 05/10/2008 2:00 AM
Sand Shooter, runner-up in last year\'s Breeders Crown for pacing freshmen, launched his 3-year-old campaign impressively Friday at The Meadows by effortlessly taking a division of a $202,360 Pennsylvania Sire Stakes, scoring in 1:51.1 over a sloppy track.The stake, known as the Bye Bye Byrd, was contested over five divisions, with Upfront Hannahsboy, Mystery Chase, Sheer Brilliance and Truponder ...
Read More

Freddy Scooter, Robin I Scoot capture Sire Stakes leg splits

on 05/10/2008 2:00 AM
FreddyScooter, driven by Brad Hanners, raced down the stretch to win the second leg of the Indiana Sires Stakes Friday, May 9, at Hoosier Park. The lightly raced sophomore gave sire I Scoot Hanover a sweep in the three-year-old colt and gelding pacing division as Robin I Scoot won the other division of the event. Racing out of the gate, Rocknroll Band, guided by Don Irvine Jr., dashed out to take...
Read More

Velvet Eileen gets the best of Hypnotize at Pompano Park

on 05/10/2008 2:00 AM
Velvet Eileen ($4.00) just held on at the wire to win the $10,000 Winners-Over Pace for Mares Friday by a head at the isle pompano park in 1:54. She was able to “return the favor” after losing last week’s top pace by a head to Hypnotize.   Leading from start to finish for driver Wally Hennessey, it was just as tough a battle this week as it was last week.   Starting from post ...
Read More

Smooth Jazz remains undefeated with CASS score

on 05/10/2008 2:00 AM
Sophomore fillies, on both gaits, were featured at Cal-Expo in $15,000 Sire Stakes  Friday night, with Smooth Jazz remaining undefeated while My Fanny showed her durability.   On the trotting side, the 1-9 heavily favored Smooth Jazz and trainer Tim Maier would half float out at the back from post six in the field of a half-dozen.  With Maier keeping his talented filly off the pyl...
Read More