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Pampered Princess takes Del Miller Memorial Final

on 07/13/2007 2:00 AM
John Campbell and Pampered Princess led virtually gate to wire to win the Del Miller Memorial Final at the Meadowlands Friday night in 1:53.2.  The win, the fourth in a row for the Andover Hall three-year-old filly, makes her harness racing\'s newest millionaire.   Charging to the front from the gate, Pampered Princess relinquished the lead to Possess the Magic ...
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Did you race at Northfield in 1957?

on 07/12/2007 2:56 PM
Northfield Park is looking for anyone who participated in the track\'s opening night card on Friday, Aug. 23, 1957, so they can help celebrate the track\'s 50th anniversary. Back on Aug. 23, 1957, the track offered nine races with the first race a class D trot won by Bunter’s Boy in 2:12, driven by Bill Popfinger.   The feature race, an invitational handicap pace for a purse of ...
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Jeannot back at The Meadows

on 07/12/2007 12:17 PM
Mike Jeannot, formerly a legislative lobbyist and racing executive for Ladbrokes and then Magna Entertainment at The Meadows, has joined Millenium Gaming, the Las Vegas-based gaming company which now owns The Meadows.   Magna Entertainment presently operates the harness racing operations at The Meadows for Millenium Gaming. Jeannot will serve as Director of Administration for Raci...
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Miss Scarlett a NJSS champion

on 07/12/2007 10:30 AM
Miss Scarlett, a $32,000 yearling purchase for owners Charles, Julie and Francene Nash, got up in the final strides to win the $175,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes Final for 2-year-old filly pacers on Wednesday night at the Meadowlands.  Driven by Andy Miller and trained by his wife, Julie, Miss Scarlett bested JK Getupngo by a neck in 1:54.1 over the sloppy track. \"I just floated out of the...
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Muscles Yankee sons sweep NJSS

on 07/12/2007 2:00 AM
Sons of Muscles Yankee swept two divisions of New Jersey Sire Stakes for 2-year-old trotting colts at the Meadowlands Wednesday night, with the winners Blue York Yankee (1:58.2) and Deweycheatumnhowe (1:57.4).   Blue York Yankee, a son of Muscles Yankee and the $500,000-plus winner Vernon Blue Chip, won by 2 1/4 lengths in 1:58.2. Blue York Yankee is a brother to such notables as Self Obses...
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Record Pick 4 pool at Big M

on 07/12/2007 2:00 AM
An all-time high carry-over fueled a record $268,176 Pick 4 pool on Wednesday night at the Meadowlands. Upset winners on the Saturday card produced a $47,935 carryover heading into Wednesday night\'s Pick 4.   However, the carry-over stopped there as the first or second choices in the betting prevailed in all four legs, races six through nine.  Deweycheatumnhowe [$3.80], Miss Scar...
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No violations in Chester sweep

on 07/12/2007 2:00 AM
The Investigation and Enforcement division of the Pennsylvania Harness Racing Commission yesterday conducted an Integrity Search at Harrah’s Chester racino, but no violations were found. The searches, overseen by Commission Director of Investigation and Enforcement Walt Remmert, were performed by members of the Commission’s Integrity team from the Harrisburg Executive Office, Harrah’s Chest...
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Tetrick taking shot with Lynx

on 07/12/2007 2:00 AM
As far as victories go, driver Tim Tetrick is piling them up faster than anyone who came before him, but the 25-year-old dynamo will be going after his biggest signature victory with Southwind Lynx Saturday night in the Meadowlands Pace.   In June, Tetrick drove to a record 120 victories for the month, which puts his season total at 633 through July 11. The sport\'s rising star is taking de...
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Frank Kukurin dies in Florida

on 07/12/2007 2:00 AM
Frank Kukurin, 57, whose family campaigned the 1970s pacing star Whata Baron, died July 3 at the home of his sister Judy in Pembroke Pines, Fla. He was 57.   Mr. Kurkurin and his family, including his father, Peter and mother Margaret, traveled from track to track from their home in the Pittsburg area to follow Whata Baron’s racing career. Although they sold the pacer Jeanette and Edward ...
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Photo Maxx, Prayer I Am win trot Qs at Big M

on 07/12/2007 2:00 AM
Photo Maxx, a Hambletonian-eligible colt by SJ’s Photo, won a qualifier at the Meadowlands Thursday morning in 1:55.2, defeating another Hambo eligible, Flirtin Man, by a neck.   Photo Maxx was making his first start of the year for trainer Jimmy Takter and driver Marcus Johansson after a 4—1-1-0 freshman season in 2006. A $50,000 yearling purchase at Lexington, he is owned by Photo Max...
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Reynolds action at Pocono

on 07/11/2007 2:00 AM
John Campbell left his imprint on Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs on Tuesday afternoon, picking up three wins to highlight W.N. Reynolds Stakes action. The Reynolds races are the feature of Grand Circuit Week at Pocono. On Tuesday, there were six divisions held for 2-year-old fillies on the trot and two more held for 3-year-old colts and geldings on the pace. Campbell piloted a pair of fil...
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Last year\'s NYSS champ sets mark

on 07/11/2007 2:00 AM
Last year\'s 2006 New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) trotting colt champion Hitwiththeladies started things off with a 1:54.4 track record performance while capturing the first of six NYSS divisions at Vernon Downs on Tuesday night.   Competing in the second of 12 Tuesday events, a $25,769 division of the $154,614 NYSS test for 3-year-old male trotters, Hitwiththeladies sparred with Jack’s ...
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New medication rules in KY

on 07/11/2007 2:00 AM
The Kentucky Horse Racing Authority has issued a notice to remind horsemen that it has promulgated new medication rules and penalties governing Standardbred racing in Kentucky that became effective as of June 1, 2007.   811 Kentucky Administrative Regulation (KAR) 1:090 provides for the new medication rules under which racing will be conducted.   811 KAR 1:095 provides for the ...
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Big races will influence driver tourney

on 07/11/2007 2:00 AM
The road to the Tioga Downs first annual driver’s championship will have its last key stop with the $1 million Meadowlands Pace final on Saturday. The top seven money-winning drivers will be invited to participate at Tioga on Sunday, July 29, for prize money of $32,000.   With the post position draw for the Meadowlands Pace and driver changes on a few key horses, it is goin...
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Hurley\'s has high hopes for

on 07/11/2007 2:00 AM
As one of the top defense attorneys in the state of Delaware, Joe Hurley knows what it is like to win big, and it has put him in demand as a legal expert for such shows as Larry King Live, Good Morning America and the Today Show.   But Hurley has not had the same kind of luck under the bright lights of harness racing as he had before judges in the courtroom.   “Apparently, I\'...
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Oh Oh It\'s Magic 5 for 5 in NY

on 07/10/2007 2:00 AM
The New York Sire Stakes 3-year-old trotting filly class made their second seasonal sojourn to Yonkers Raceway Monday night with $293,566 in purse money on the line. The fastest divisional winner was Vanity Plates, who took her split with a 1:58.2 tally, while Oh Oh It\'s Magic remained undefeated in five starts in NYSS action.   The daughter of Conway Hall, co-owned, trained and ...
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Benear sets world record at Harrah\'s opening

on 07/10/2007 2:00 AM
Benear bested Rainbow Blue\'s world record for 4-year-old pacing mares on a five-eighths mile track on Monday\'s opening day card at Harrah\'s Chester, an effort that also equaled the all-age distaff record for any size track. Also, Nanny Withafanny set a track record while Tim Tetrick drove six winners.   David Scharf and Jerry Silva’s Benear stopped the timer in 1:49.3 in the winne...
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Upsets abound in Sullivan Memorial elims

on 07/10/2007 2:00 AM
Two of the fastest miles ever trotted at Monticello Raceway went into the record books during the eliminations for the $314,000 Wm. Sullivan Memorial on a hot and muggy Monday, with RC Royalty and Man About Town coming up winners.   RC Royalty won the first $25,000 split in an overall track record of 1:56 and three races later Man About Town turned down a stellar field including V...
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Milliondollarsmile equals Mohawk mark

on 07/10/2007 2:00 AM
After missing round one of the Town Pro Pacing Series, Milliondollarsmile dropped in Monday night and equaled her own track record with a devastating 1:50.2 win in one of two $18,000(C) divisions at Mohawk Racetrack. Randy Waples had the strapping daughter of Million Dollar Cam-Hilarious on top at every call through splits of :27, :55 and 1:23.1, before kicking in with a :27.1 final quarte...
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