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Self Evident wins third

on 03/22/2007 2:00 AM
The 3-year-old gelding trotter Self Evident defeated a field of older horses in the fourth race trot at Pompano Park on Monday, stopping the clock in 1:58.2 to score his third straight victory. Driven from post three by Wally Hennessey, Self Evident settled along the pylons in third place while My Last Wish (John Kakaley) showed the way through opening fractions of :29.3 and 59.4. As the field ...
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Elvis rocks Dover again

on 03/22/2007 2:00 AM
For the second straight week Elvis Cole had no trouble earning a 1:55.3 victory in the $27,500 Open Trot at Dover Downs Wednesday, while Tony Morgan drove four winners including two from post eight, both owned and trained by Art Brewer. Purchased late in 2006 by Parker Callahan and Nick Callahan, Elvis Cole has turned into a winning machine, losing only once in his last six races to $1.2-milli...
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A fourte win night at YR

on 03/22/2007 2:00 AM
The hot hand at Yonkers Raceway Wednesday night belonged to driver Mike Forte, who brought home four winners on the 13-race card. Forte won the $5,000 pacing opener with the veteran statebred mare Blusgirlcanthelpit ($8.90) as the 9 year old won her 37th career race in her 197th career start. Celebrity Princess ($4.80) won the $9,500, seventh-race trot, with Forte as trainer as well as dr...
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Filly posts Buffalo victory

on 03/22/2007 2:00 AM
Filly’s Victory and driver Ken Holliday used a different approach but the results were still the same in the featured $8,500 Fillies and Mares Open Pace at Buffalo Raceway on Wednesday night. The 5-year-old daughter of Jenna’s Beach Boy posted her fifth win of the year for owner Betty Tauber of East Brunswick, N.J., in 2:00 over a track rated “good.” Leaving from the extreme outside in ...
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USHWA awards Jan. 27

on 03/22/2007 2:00 AM
The United States Harness Writers Association (USHWA) will hold its 61st annual Night of Champions awards gala at Dover Downs Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2008. \"Dover Downs has become an outstanding ‘destination’ for many organizations for meetings and special events,\" says USHWA president Judy Davis-Wilson. \"With a beautiful banquet facility and an award- winning catering staff, the four...
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Qualifiers set for Hoosier

on 03/22/2007 2:00 AM
Qualifiers will be held at Hoosier Park Saturday morning as opening night for the live race meet is only about two weeks away on Friday, April 6. The barn area at Hoosier was opened for horses earlier this week and the track is available for jogging and trainer. The first qualifiers are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, with entries having to be made by 9 a.m. Friday. Qualifiers will then be hel...
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Billings showdown on tap

on 03/22/2007 2:00 AM
The second East- West Amateur Driving Challenge will again take place at California\'s Cal Expo March 30 amd 31, and by all indications it figures to be a knock down-drag out affair. The Billings Five-four hits and a miss—are ready for action and looking forward to their prey. Headlining the visiting East Coast team are: Peter “the President” Gerry; “Smokin’ Joe” Faraldo; “Congeni...
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World Cup dates set for \'07

on 03/22/2007 2:00 AM
The 2007 World Cup Trot will be raced at both North American and European tracks and will include six races with purses totaling $4 million. A winner of three eliminations either in Europe or the US earns a bonus of one million euros, which at today\'s exchange is about $1.3 million. The schedule follows: Race--Track--Date Hugo Åbergs Memorial--Jägersro, Sweden--July 31 Nat Ray Trot--Meadow...
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Table games in WVa?

on 03/22/2007 2:00 AM
West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin signed legislation on Wednesday that will allow the state’s racetracks to pursue casino table games through local ballot issues, and Wheeling Island Racetrack and Gaming Center has already received local approval to put such a measure on a June 9 ballot. The state\'s racetracks presently are permitted to have slot machines. One anti-gaming group in the state b...
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Napolitano back in bike

on 03/22/2007 2:00 AM
Positive tests have kept George Napolitano Jr. out of the bike this winter, but the leading driver-trainer at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs over the past several years was back in the sulky at Pocono Downs this week. He won all five qualifiers at Pocono Downs on Tuesday and came back to win four of the five on Thursday morning. Napolitano had not driven in a race since Dec. 3 at Harrah\'s Chester...
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Flirtwiththedealer pays off

on 03/21/2007 2:00 AM
It was more Yada Yada Yada A in the $27,500 Mares Open Pace as Ross Wolfenden piloted the 1:52.3 victory in the Dover Downs Tuesday feature race, while Camturo, one of Tony Morgan\'s three winners, won the $23,000 Mares Jr. Open. Morgan and Wolfenden had driving triples while Brad Hanners had a double. For the second straight week the Armbro Operative 7-year-old Yada Yada Yada A came from off t...
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Balmoral lowers takeouts

on 03/21/2007 2:00 AM
Balmoral Park is pleased to announce that starting Wednesday the takeout on Pick 3 and Pick 5 wagers will be reduced from the current 25 percent to 15 percent every Wednesday night. The Pick 3 will begin on race three of the Wednesday card while the Pick 5 starts on race seven. In the case of a 10-race program the Pick 5 will start on race six. “The 15 percent takeout is the lowest offered...
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Gregory held winless

on 03/21/2007 2:00 AM
No new developments in the \"Jeff Gregory 5,000 Watch,\" meaning you could cut the tension with a butter knife as on Tuesday night at Yonkers Raceway, Gregory--sitting at 4,999 career driving victories--went 0-for-4 on the 11-race program. Thus, the marching band, glee club, sign maker, proclamation writer, several noted historians and scores of dejected fans shall find there way back to Westch...
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Looking for a cool sweep

on 03/21/2007 2:00 AM
He\'s been perfect in four starts this season, and on Friday evening at Woodbine Cam Cool will be looking for a sweep of the Apaches Fame Pacing Series for 3-year-old colts and geldings. Bred by owners Bob McIntosh, CSX Stables and Al McIntosh, the Camluck gelding notched a 1½-length victory in 1:53.4 in the opening leg and tallied a head win in 1:56.1 in the second round. Pilot Randy Waple...
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Ohio mandates safety reins

on 03/21/2007 2:00 AM
At its March 16 meeting, the Ohio State Racing Commission enacted rules 3769-6-25.1 and 3769-17-09.1, requiring that horses on the grounds of a facility under the jurisdiction of the commission must be equipped with safety reins. A safety rein is a rein with a wire or nylon cord stitched into the traditional leather or nylon rein during the manufacturing process, and the safety cord is attached...
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Hudon\'s 10 years thrown out

on 03/21/2007 2:00 AM
Ontario-based horseman Pat Hudon has had his 10-year suspension and $100,000 fine for the acquisition, possession and use of drugs thrown out by the Ontario Racing Commission (ORC), the result being an immediate reinstatement of his racing license. In its initial ruling in late January, the ORC ruled Hudon has used Aranesp, a potent form of EPO, on his horses. According to Hudon’s lawyer in a...
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Roddy packs rivals bags

on 03/20/2007 2:00 AM
Roddy\'s Bags Again held off Lather Machine to win the $37,500 Preferred Pace at Dover Downs on Monday, while Clinton Longshot, a close second last week, won the $35,000 Delaware Special and Quick And Deadly took the $27,500 Open Pace. Brain Sears lead all drivers with four wins, Tony Morgan had three, Tim Tetrick and Ron Pierce each won two races. Jim Morand steered Roddy\'s Bags Again into...
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Prince reigns at Pompano

on 03/20/2007 2:00 AM
Sand Prince visited the winner’s circle for the fourth straight time on Monday after taking the $10,000 Open Handicap Trot at Pompano Park in a lifetime-best 1:55.2. Driven from post six by Joe Pavia Jr., Sand Prince was allowed to settle in sixth place through the early stages of the Monday feature while race favorite Battleshoe Victor (Bruce Ranger), starting from post eight, took the field...
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Gregory reaches 4,999 wins

on 03/20/2007 2:00 AM
Without the benefit of hanging chads or Supreme Court intervention, driver Jeff Gregory has to wait at least one more evening for a shot at 5,000 career driving victories, coming back after attending the United States Trotting Association directors\' meeting over the weekend to escort two winners Monday night at Yonkers Raceway to bring his career total to 4,999. He prevailed with Quantum Kin...
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