Categories

New mark for sophomore

on 12/08/2006 12:00 AM
Four Star Tommy, a 3-year-old gelding by Jate Lobell, lowered his lifetime mark to 1:52.4 Friday night in his first career start at the Meadowlands, which also happened to be his first start out of the Mickey Burke Stable. Brian Sears picked up one of his four victories on the night with Four Star Tommy. Four Star Tommy had won only once in 18 previous starts this year for trainer Brian Brown. ...
Read More

Delaware Wed. wrap-up

on 12/07/2006 12:00 AM
Kennywood, overlooked at 25-1, stormed three wide around the final turn to win the $24,000 Open Handicap Trot in 1:55.1 at Dover Downs on Wednesday, with Musclesextrodinair taking the $21,000 Junior Open Trot and Tim Tetrick driving four winners. As usual, Jake Nordic and driver Tim Curtin took the early lead and led until after turning down the lane. After shaking off a challenge from Breeze...
Read More

Annika S holds on at PPK

on 12/07/2006 12:00 AM
Annika S, superbly handled by Dave Ingraham for trainer Peter Blood, blew past the favorite, Time Slips Away, on the backstretch, and went on a 1:56.3 victory in the Wednesday night feature for pacers at Pompano Park. Owned by Gary Piontkowski and the Robert Rosenheim Stables, the 3-year-old daughter of Sealed N Delivered earned her sixth win of the season in 25 starts to send her 2006 bankrol...
Read More

Records set at Batavia

on 12/07/2006 12:00 AM
Batavia Downs, America’s oldest lighted harness track, recently concluded its 61st season and to say it was a record-breaking year would be an understatement. Here’s a look back at some of the highlights: New Track Records The new all-age track record was set during the 4th annual Robert J. Kane Memorial pace, the showcase event of the Batavia Down season, named after the former chairman...
Read More

New Wire To Wire Thursday

on 12/07/2006 12:00 AM
Election results are in and harnessracing.com contributor Andrew Cohen has been elected Commissioner of the sport of harness racing, which you can read about in Thursday\'s new Wire To Wire column by clicking the link at the right of the home page. No, this really didn\'t happen, but in Cohen\'s fantasy world he has assumed the role of Commissioner, and has plenty of ideas on how to improve the sp...
Read More

Bouchard wins seven

on 12/06/2006 12:00 AM
Monticello Raceway’s leading driver Stephane Bouchard put on an awesome display of driving talent when he reined seven winners on Tuesday\'s 13-race afternoon card. Bouchard began slowly and it wasn’t until the third race that he reined Stonebridge Ideal ($2.90) to a 1:58 victory for his first winner of the afternoon. He then won the fourth race with Eastover Court ($3.80) in 1:59.3 and the ...
Read More

Troublemaker found at DD

on 12/06/2006 12:00 AM
For the second week in a row, Poppy Lustre N proved the best in the $24,000 Filly and Mare Open Pace at Dover Downs on Tuesday, while Binions won the distaff $21,000 Jr. Open. Tony Morgan and Tim Tetrick each won three races. . Tetrick, who leads all drivers at the meet, registered his third success of the day guiding the Direct Flight 5 year old to victory in a lifetime-best 1:51.2 clocking....
Read More

Wanted: five of six wins

on 12/06/2006 12:00 AM
Ten Times Wanted looks to continue his hot streak at Pompano Park Harness Track Wednesday as the 3-year-old Florida-bred gelding goes for his second straight win and fifth victory in his last six starts. Starting from post two in the 10th race $4,000 pace, Ten Times Wanted hails from the Bruce Ranger Stable and has five wins for owner James Steffen of Perry, Ga. Last week was the son of Ditch E...
Read More

Hidden Viggorish a HOY

on 12/06/2006 12:00 AM
Hidden Viggorish, the 3-year-old filly trotting world champion, was voted the Horse of the Year by the Meadows Standardbred Owners Association (MSOA), which held its annual horse awards banquet at the Holiday Inn-Meadow Lands Monday night, Dec. 4. Owned and bred by the Harmony Springs Stable, Hidden Viggorish took home three awards. The Bill Zendt trainee was also recognized as the track\'s 3-Y...
Read More

Hankins new PA executive

on 12/06/2006 12:00 AM
The Meadows Standardbred Owners Association (MSOA) recently conducted its election of officers and owners Wendy Cameron and Jack Piatt were elected as new directors. In addition, the MSOA hired Kim Hankins as its new executive director. A native of Illinois, served as president and vice president of the Illinois Harness Horsemen\'s Association for 12 years.
Read More

Miller wins with heavy heart

on 12/06/2006 12:00 AM
Gene Miller won last Friday night’s $15,000 Silver Cup for amateur drivers at the Meadowlands with a heavy heart, having learned a few hours earlier that his father, Albert, had died at the age of 87. Miller told harnessracing.com Wednesday morning he received the phone call while in New Jersey, and that it was ironic he was able to step into the sulky to drive Bingham, who was owned by his dad,...
Read More

Snow Angel on Thursday

on 12/06/2006 12:00 AM
Chicago shipper Mysterious Dragon bids for a repeat win in the second leg of the Snow Angel Series for 3-year-old filly pacers on Thursday night at the Meadowlands. Owned by Merv and Kelly Chupp, the daughter of Dragon Again made her Meadowlands debut a winning one in last week’s opening leg of the series. Under the care of conditioner Mark Silva while in New Jersey, Mysterious Dragon notched he...
Read More

Quinton Patterson dies

on 12/06/2006 12:00 AM
Quinton Patterson, 83, the grandstand maintenance manager at The Meadows, died of an apparent heart attack suffered at his home on Tuesday, Dec. 5. His long handshakes, everlasting whistle and warm smile were staples at The Meadows since 1961, when he worked on the crew that built the track. He also brought the blanket of orchids to the winner\'s circle for presentation to the Adios champion, ...
Read More

Let\'s go flyin at Chester

on 12/05/2006 12:00 AM
Benefitting from an adept drive by national leader Tony Morgan, 7-year-old mare Go Flyin N took advantage of some fast early fractions to pick up the pieces in the late stages as she captured the $46,400 Meadow Blue Chip final at Harrah’s Chester Casino & Racetrack on Monday. Owned by Lester Wells and Jack Upchurch, Go Flyin N earned $23,200 for her efforts and pushed her career bankroll over th...
Read More

Roddy\'s Bags DD Preferred

on 12/05/2006 12:00 AM
There were six select pacers staring in the $32,500 Preferred feature and at the wire a neck separated the first five finishers with Roddy\'s Bags Again winning the 1:52.2 photo by a nose on Monday, Dec. 4 at Dover Downs. In the feature race, razor-sharp Maximum Viking took the lead at the start for Jim Morand. After the quarter, Eddie Davis Jr. began to move up from last driving Roddy\'s Bags ...
Read More

Roberts stock on rise

on 12/05/2006 12:00 AM
Jonathan Roberts’ name doesn’t appear among the top 50 drivers in wins or earnings, but if his career ascent is any indication, this is probably the last year that will be the case. Roberts, 25, from Maryland , started making a name for himself last year as the driver of trotter Great George Two. The horse, trained by Roberts’ father, Bib, won a division of the Zweig and was second in the Wo...
Read More

WEG rules on top trainer

on 12/05/2006 12:00 AM
Harnessracing.com has learned Casie Coleman, the leading trainer on the Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) circuit, has been ordered to race her horses out of the detention barn at Woodbine/Mohawk beginning Thursday. Coleman was the 2005 O\'Brien Award winner as Canada\'s Trainer of the Year. Although the decision by WEG officials to have Coleman race from the detention barn comes less than a w...
Read More

NY Indian casino illegal?

on 12/05/2006 12:00 AM
According to reports, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday turned down an appeal of the Onedia Indian Nation which could have provided the tribe with a legal basis for the operation of the Turning Stone Casino near Vernon Downs. Although Turning Stone Casino has been open since 1993, the New York Court of Appeals ruled that it lacks a valid gaming compact with the state of New York because it was n...
Read More

USTA District 8A results

on 12/05/2006 12:00 AM
USTA District 8A membership director Joe Faraldo retained his seat over Jeff Gural in election results announced at its annual meeting last Saturday. Faraldo received 353 votes while Gural received 160 votes. The meeting was attended by about 20, in addition to membership directors Pat Quaglietta, John Grasso and Faraldo, and track directors Tim Rooney and Bob Galterio. Quaglietta was elected c...
Read More

Big purse account deposit

on 12/05/2006 12:00 AM
The first full week of slots play at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs generated $358,000 for the purse account at the Pennsylvania harness track, “far beyond what we expected,” said Ron Battoni, executive director of the Pennsylvania Harness Horsemen’s Association (PHHA), which represents horsemen at the track. The purse supplement was generated from gross play of $39 million. Battoni said the...
Read More