Categories

Final Hambletonian wagering numbers announced

on 08/08/2007 2:00 AM
Additional wagering numbers have now come in from Norway/Denmark/Sweden on the Hambletonian Day card at the Meadowlands, with that Swedish hub betting $438,344 on the card, an increase of 97 percent from the $221,966 wagered last year. The result is a total all-sources handle on the program of $8,219,779, the third highest ever and the second highest ever for a 15-race card.   Total ha...
Read More

Hoosier Park in approval process

on 08/08/2007 2:00 AM
Hoosier Park’s plans for its new slots facility were granted approval by the Anderson Parks Department at its Aug. 7 meeting. Those same plans will be filed today with Anderson’s Board of Zoning Appeals. Final approvals are then needed by both Indiana’s Gaming and Racing Commissions before ground can be broken on the new facility. Confirmed plans call for Hoosier Park to construct a new, st...
Read More

The Meadows unveils casino plans

on 08/08/2007 2:00 AM
Fulfilling its promise to design one of the east coast’s premier casinos, officials from the Meadows Racetrack & Casino today unveiled its plans for a $155 million casino that includes a 200-room hotel and luxury spa. The permanent 350,000 square-foot casino, which will create 1,200 jobs, is slated to open in early 2009.   Hotel and spa guests will have direct access to the gaming f...
Read More

EJ’s Copperstone remains perfect in ISS action

on 08/07/2007 2:00 AM
Lease On Life filly EJ’s Copperstone raised her record to three wins in as many starts Monday, August 6 with a two and three-quarter length victory in Indiana Sires Stakes competition. Indiana Downs played host to two $12,000 contests for freshman filly pacers. Viking Contessa collected the second split in 1:56. Driven by Don Irvine Jr., EJ’s Copperstone got away seventh in the field of nine....
Read More

Balmoral set to open Tuesday night

on 08/07/2007 2:00 AM
Live harness racing action returns to Balmoral Park on Tuesday night as the countdown to Super Night XIX begins. Fans will be treated to reduced takeouts on Pick 5 wagers, 10-cent superfectas, and plenty of fast-paced action as the Crete plant returns to its Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday night racing schedule.   The takeout on the 50-cent Pick 5 wager, which will consist of races...
Read More

Santanna rocks in Dream Maker final

on 08/07/2007 2:00 AM
Santanna Blue Chip rallied sharply from off the pace and led Carl Jamieson trainees to a 1-2-3 finish in Monday night\'s $56,200(C) Dream Maker Pacing Series final for 2-year-old colts and geldings at Mohawk Racetrack. The son of Art Major skipped last week\'s second leg of the series after finishing a closing second in round one behind stablemate Legacy N Diamonds. Tonight, leaving from p...
Read More

Lucky-to-be-alive pacer wins at Northfield

on 08/07/2007 2:00 AM
BB Bunny Bell ($18.40), the horse whose life was saved through the work of Barb Hartmann\'s Miracle Farm Rescue (and by donations from the public), picked up his first career win Monday night at Northfield Park. The 3-year-old pacing colt scored in 1:58.2, getting to the winner\'s circle in his seventh career start. Trainer Scott White called on Kurt Sugg to drive the son of Precious Bunny. BB Bu...
Read More

The Meadows to unveil casino plans on Wednesday

on 08/07/2007 2:00 AM
Meadows Racetrack & Casino officials will unveil plans for its world-class permanent casino Wednesday morning at 11 a.m. Work on the permanent casino will begin shortly after Saturday’s $450,000 Coors Delvin Miller Adios XLI—one of the nation’s premier harness races.   The two-story casino/grandstand, which will hold 3,000 slot machines, will fully integrate the horse racing and c...
Read More

Twin B Passion fastest in NYSS

on 08/07/2007 2:00 AM
Twin B Passion’s 1:57 victory in her division of the New York Sire Stakes late-closers  for sophomore pacing fillies was the fastest of the six $9,800 divisions presented at  Monticello Raceway on Monday afternoon. Stephane Bouchard guided the daughter of Bettor’s Delight to a gate-to-wire head triumph over a fast-closing AM Firegirl (Jordan Stratton). It was one of Bou...
Read More

No Artiscape elims needed

on 08/07/2007 2:00 AM
The 2007 Artiscape field at Vernon Downs has been set with six of the top older pacing mares in North America. The field for the Aug. 16 final, worth $124,000, will include world record holder My Little Dragon, Golden Girls champion Armbro Dancer and Darlin\'s Delight.   My Little Dragon that carries a mark of 1:48.1 with earnings of more than $1.4 million. The 2007 Golden Gi...
Read More

***New*** Wire To Wire

on 08/07/2007 2:00 AM
Andrew Cohen was at the Meadowlands and Hambletonian Day and he shares the sights, the sounds, and a few thoughts about the big day of racing in this week’s Wire to Wire column. You can read Cohen’s observations about Hambletonian Day, and a trip he made to Saratoga Raceway to see his horse race, by clicking here.
Read More

HRTV to air Red Mile races beginnng Thursday

on 08/07/2007 2:00 AM
Harness racing aficionados will enjoy some of the best Standardbred racing action during the 2007 campaign when HorseRacing TV (HRTV) presents live coverage of The Red Mile\'s summer/fall racing session, when the Lexington, Ky. track opens its doors, beginning on Thursday.The 33-day session from the historic facility will begin with a three-day racing week (...
Read More

Sutton banned for 2 years in Indiana

on 08/07/2007 2:00 AM
The Indiana Horse Racing Commission has handed down its most substantial penalty ever for a whipping violation as driver Josh Sutton has been suspended for six months and has agreed not to seek licensure in Indiana until June 20, 2009. A fine of $2,500 has also been imposed. Mr. Sutton was Indiana’s leading driver at Hoosier Park’s and Indiana Downs’ 2006 race meets. He has been under susp...
Read More

Yukon Cornelius sets Hazel Park all-age record

on 08/07/2007 2:00 AM
Yukon Cornelius set an all-age track record Saturday night at Hazel Park, capturing the featured Invitational Pace in 1:50.3, besting the previous mark of 1:51 set by Ponder last year. The time also set a new track record for older pacing geldings, which was also previously Ponder’s 1:51 effort.   Tyler Buter was in the sulky behind the 8-year-old son of Cam Terrific-Rail Bird. Bred by Ci...
Read More

Oliver Racing to increase Indiana Downs stake

on 08/06/2007 2:00 AM
Oliver Racing LLC, Indiana Downs\' majority owner, is seeking to increase its interest in the Shelbyville track. In documents filed with the Indiana Horse Racing Commission, Oliver Racing will pay $53.5 million for a 34 percent interest in the track, raising its ownership stake to 97 percent. The South Bend, Ind.-based owner would purchase the stake currently held by LHT Capital LLC, led by Paul E...
Read More

Southwind Lynx tabbed Adios Pace favorite

on 08/06/2007 2:00 AM
The draw for Saturday’s Coors Delvin Miller Adios Pace, held Monday afternoon on the outdoor deck at The Meadows, produced two competitive fields of eight colts and geldings. Those youngsters will battle in eliminations in races 10 and 11, with the top four in each advancing to the 15th race final. The eliminations are worth $50,000 with the 15th race final dash worth $320,125. K & R R...
Read More

Go On BB, Search Engine continue ISS dominance

on 08/05/2007 2:00 AM
Sophomores Go On BB and Search Engine are at the head of their respective classes. Saturday night at Indiana Downs each pacer collected another win in the third round of Indiana Sires Stakes competition. Go On BB triumphed in 1:52.2 while Search Engine stopped the clock in 1:53. Go On BB competed in one of two $12,000 splits for filly pacers Saturday. Driven by Ricky Macomber Jr. the sophomore to...
Read More

Ohio State Fair Stakes action at Scioto Downs

on 08/05/2007 2:00 AM
A defending divisional champion at his best, a new track record, a bang-up night for driver Brett Miller, a divisional sweep for veteran sire Nobleland Sam and honors for a lifelong Ohio horseman were the highlights as the curtain came down on four nights of Ohio State Fair Stakes at Scioto Downs Saturday night. Some $675,000 in purses were paid out to Ohio-bred two and three-year-olds over four n...
Read More

Adios entries close Monday; competitive group expected

on 08/05/2007 2:00 AM
A sizable group of extremely competitive three-year-old pacing colts and geldings are expected to drop in the entry box for the upcoming $450,000 Coors Delvin Miller Adios at the Meadows. Entries close at 9 a.m. on Monday, August 6, and the draw for post positions will be held Monday evening at 5 p.m., televised live on the Meadows Racing Network. Among the standout sophomore expected ar...
Read More

Fillies on display at Rosecroft

on 08/05/2007 2:00 AM
Three preliminary divisions of the Maryland Sire Stakes for freshman trotters were contested at Rosecroft Raceway on Saturday night, and each of the races were worth a purse of $3,000. In the early races, Erio Hanover won by less than a length after drawing away by 13 through the middle half of the race. Driver-trainer Joe Offutt guided the Tejano colt through fractions of 30.2, 1:01.4 and 1:32.2...
Read More