Categories

Lis Mara in 1:48.1 at BmlP

on 08/13/2006 2:00 AM
Lis Mara capped off an unbelievable day for trainer Erv Miller by winning Saturday night\'s $21,500 Free For All Pace in a Balmoral Park track record time of 1:48.1. This year\'s Breeders Crown winner was prepping for the American-National aged pace coming up here on August 26. In tow to driver Andy Miller, the son of Cambest shattered the previous mark of 1:49.1 (set by Dashing Diplomat on ...
Read More

World Record at Springfield

on 08/13/2006 2:00 AM
My Boy David blazed over the mile track at the Illinois State Fair in Springfield Saturday afternoon, capturing an elimination division of the Illinois State Fair Colt Stakes for 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers in 1:47.4. The time is a world record for geldings and equals the fastest mile on record for sophomore pacers set by American Ideal last fall at Lexington. Andy Miller was in the bike...
Read More

LOL Yearling Sale up

on 08/13/2006 2:00 AM
The annual Land of Lincoln Sale at Walker Standardbred Farm in Sherman, Ill., bounced back from last year’s decline in average with a 13.6 percent gain, selling 136 yearlings for $1,559,700 and an $11,468 average. “It’s encouraging considering all the adversities that we’re having in Illinois,” said Dr. Kenneth Walker, who along with his wife, Pat, operate the farm and feature their F...
Read More

Princess rules at Mohawk

on 08/13/2006 2:00 AM
The highly-regarded Pampered Princess delivered as expected and Maple Sugar posted a big upset in their respective C$116,500 divisions of the Robert Stewart Stakes for 2-year-old filly trotters on Sunday at Mohawk Racetrack. Pampered Princess, who is an Andover Hall sister to $552,299 winner Was It A Dream, extended her career unbeaten streak to three with an impressive 1:59.2 score. Trained...
Read More

Wolfenden fiver in Har opener

on 08/13/2006 2:00 AM
Driver Ross Wolfenden kicked off Harrington Raceway\'s opening night for the summer/fall meeting with a five-win night on the 14-race program on Sunday. Wolfenden, who finished the spring as the second leading driver behind Anthony Morgan, started the night with a win aboard heavy favorite Wynfield Bob ($3.00). He followed up with a win in the fourth race with Torben ($8.40) and in the seventh...
Read More

Rita J sets mark at Tioga

on 08/13/2006 2:00 AM
Rita J and Ron Pierce posted the fastest mile Sunday afternoon for 3-year-old filly pacers and lowered the track record for that class with a mile timed in 1:53.2 in New York Fair Stakes action at Tioga Downs. The 3-year-old daughter of Bettor’s Delight is owned by Kenneth Jacobs of Baldwinsville, New York and is trained by Linda Toscano. Ecstatic went postward in her first race back sinc...
Read More

Betsy Hall wins at 30-1

on 08/13/2006 2:00 AM
Betsy Hall paced around a breaking Yoko Hall in the stretch to post a 1:53.2 upset in the $59,400 Kentucky Summer Championship final for 3-year-old fillies Sunday night at The Red Mile. Meeting the gate at odds of 30-1, Betsy Hall and driver Rocky Loney tipped out behind Kentucky Fair final winner Yoko Hall as the field turned into the homestretch. Yoko Hall looked to be gaining on leader Clova...
Read More

Get A Cab hails victory

on 08/12/2006 2:00 AM
Get A Cab is two-for-two after a 2:01 win in the Kentuckiana Farms early-closer for 2-year-old filly pacers Friday night at The Red Mile. In a field reduced to five due to two scratches, Get A Cab, a daughter of The Panderosa, won for trainer Jimmy Takter and driver Marcus Johansson. The $15,000 yearling is co-owned by Christina Takter, John Fielding, Mal &Janet Burroughs and 50-12 Stable. G...
Read More

3YO NYSS trotters at Tioga

on 08/12/2006 2:00 AM
Tioga Downs hosted eight divisions of the New York Sire Stakes for 3-year-old trotters on Friday night in front of a packed house of 5,000 spectators. Claude Huckabone III and Chuck Connor, Jr. both posted driving doubles on the night’s 11-race card. Alpine Fancy helped Huckabone to his first win of the night. She is conditioned by Octavia Rappoport, who shares ownership with Christopher Berk...
Read More

Cactus Creek upsets

on 08/12/2006 2:00 AM
Cactus Creek, a 20-1 longshot, gave driver Mike Lachance his biggest victory of the year when he rallied up the inside to win the $300,000 Delvin Miller Adios final in 1:50.2 early Saturday evening at The Meadows. It was the third Adios score for Lachance. The son of Artsplace, owned by Brittany Farms, Val D’or Farms and Stanley Friedman, qualified for the final with a second-place finish beh...
Read More

Canadette ties Stewart mark

on 08/12/2006 2:00 AM
As expected, Luck Of Michelle and Canadette reigned supreme in their respective divisions of the Robert Stewart Stakes for 2-year-old pacing fillies on Saturday evening at Mohawk. World record holder Luck Of Michelle was the toast of the opening division for driver Mike Saftic and trainer John Pentland, as the Camluck bay used off-the-pace tactics for the first time in her career to notch a 1 1...
Read More

Ideal Weather reigns at Mea

on 08/12/2006 2:00 AM
Ideal Weather turned in the ideal performance, going wire to wire in 1:52.3 to capture the fastest division of the $150,000 Adioo Volo for 3-year-old pacing fillies on Saturday at The Meadows. The stake, a companion feature to the $450,000 Coors Delvin Miller Adios, was contested in three divisions, with Pilgrims Witchie and Delightful Hope taking the other splits. Ideal Weather took the fie...
Read More

Filippo flies in Arden Downs

on 08/12/2006 2:00 AM
Filippo Hanover, a $6,000 Adios yearling sale acquisition, became an Adios day winner when he took the fastest division of the $91,612 Arden Downs Stakes for 2-year-old pacing colts Saturday at The Meadows in 1:53.4. The event, known as the Gov. David L. Lawrence, featured four divisions, with Mattdultery, Take Five and Just Plug It In capturing the other splits. Winless in his first three s...
Read More

$220,000 filly wins at Lex

on 08/11/2006 2:00 AM
It may have taken a 10-hour drive for Jimmy Takter to make it to The Red Mile Thursday night but he arrived in time to drive his $220,000 trotting filly Fabulous Kemp to a victory in an opening-round division of the Perretti Farms Series. Takter was scheduled to fly from Newark to Lexington Thursday morning, but when he arrived at the airport he discovered the extremely long lines due to the he...
Read More

Swick trainees dead heat

on 08/11/2006 2:00 AM
Stablemates finishing in a dead heat for first doesn\'t happen too often, but it occured at The Red Mile Thursday evening when Don Swick trainees Zeta Jones and Carmita reached the wire together in 2:01 over the \"sloppy\" track in a $4,000 division of the Hempt Series for 3 and 4-year-old filly and mare trotters. The U.S. Trotting Association shows mutuel entries have finished in a dead heat f...
Read More

2 year olds at Tioga

on 08/11/2006 2:00 AM
Tioga Downs hosted eleven divisions of The New York State Fair Stakes for 2-year-old trotters Thursday night, featuring five divisions for 2-year-old filly trotters and six divisions for 2-year-old colt and gelding trotters. Stephane Bouchard posted a driving triple while Jim Morrill Jr. and Dan Daley each recorded driving doubles on the night’s card. It was Ray Schnittker and Southwind Breez...
Read More

Hambo 2nd bittersweet

on 08/11/2006 2:00 AM
Hall of Fame trainer Doug Ackerman and 3-year-old colt trotter Chocolatier are back home in Michigan, with the Hambletonian runner-up scheduled to make his next appearance at Hazel Park Friday night when he leads the post parade for the third race Preferred Handicap Mare Trot. Ackerman, 78, was hoping to win his first Hambletonian last Saturday with the reigning divisional champion Chocolatier,...
Read More

Green Acres place to be

on 08/11/2006 2:00 AM
Sweet Baby Jan led from start to finish in pacing the fastest of five $10,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes Green Acres Division races on the opening day program of the Freehold Raceway fall meet Thursday. The 3-year-old pacing filly, sired by Artiscape, won by six lengths in 1:57.2 with Jack Baggitt Jr. driving for trainer George Berkner and owners Schwartz, Berkner and Aaron. Eagle Boots was a dist...
Read More

Mare on fire at CalEx

on 08/11/2006 2:00 AM
She has started 171 times in her career and has finished on the board in 114 of those races, and once again Benn\'s Fire put her best foot forward when she won for the 52nd time in her fine career, capturing the Open Trot at Cal Expo Thursday night. On a 100-degree night, Benn’s Fire won in 1:56.2 for driver Bruce Clarke. He said afterward he had reason to be optimistic of the chances of Benn...
Read More

HTA catalog now online

on 08/11/2006 2:00 AM
Harness Tracks of America’s 2006 art catalog, with all the artwork to be sold the mornings of Friday and Saturday, Oct. 6 and 7, at Tattersalls at The Red Mile in Lexington, Ky., is now online at www.harnesstracks.com. The catalog includes 283 paintings, bronze sculptures and woodcarvings.
Read More