Categories

Matron for colt trotters

on 11/02/2003 7:00 PM
Great Challenger set a track record in winning the first of two Matron elims for 2-year-old trotting colts Sunday (Nov. 2) at Dover Downs. Great Challenger turned in a 1:56.4 effort for driver David Miller and trainer Jim Campbell. The second elim went to Self Obsessed in 1:58.4. The elim won by Great Challenger (a colt sired by Conway Hall) included world record holder Uncle Vernon, who suffer...
Read More

Am-Nat action for 2yos

on 11/02/2003 7:00 PM
American National stakes action for 2-year-old trotters was held on a miserably rainy Sunday night (Nov. 2) at Balmoral Park. Forever Starlet and Cantab Hall, the favorites, emerged victorious. Despite starting from post eight over the sloppy track, Forever Starlet won by four lengths in 1:57.3 for driver Paul MacDonell. The filly by Self Possessed had finished second behind Peaceful Way in the...
Read More

Pacing filly brings $350,000

on 11/02/2003 7:00 PM
Cabrini Hanover, a filly by Western Ideal out of the top producing broodmare Cathedra, topped the Standardbred Horse Sales auction in Harrisburg early Monday afternoon. For complete results, go to www.theblackbook.com. Anderson Farms of Ontario, which shares ownership of Hambletonian Oaks winner Southwind Allaire, bid $350,000 for Cabrini Hanover, who was consigned by Hanover Shoe Farms. The f...
Read More

MD House tours Winbak

on 11/02/2003 7:00 PM
Thursday, October 30, members of the Maryland House of Delegates Ways and Means Committee, who killed the governor's slot machines bill last session, toured Joe and JoAnn Thomson's Winbak Farm as they continue their study on bringing slot machines to Maryland. "We are pleased that the Committee Chairwoman Shelia Hixson led her committee on the tour of Winbak farm." said Joe Thompson. "Just bei...
Read More

World record for Cammie

on 11/02/2003 7:00 PM
Eternal Camnation continued her push for consideration for Horse of the Year honors Monday afternoon, Nov. 3, by winning her seventh straight race, this time in world record time in the second leg of the Classic Series at Dover Downs. With Eric Ledford driving, Eternal Camnation went to the front and led all the way, drawing clear to a four-length win in 1:51.1 over Bunny Lake (John Stark Jr.) ...
Read More

Filion wins 15,000th

on 11/01/2003 7:00 PM
Herve Filion, North America's winningest driver ever, drove his 15,000th winner Saturday (Nov. 1) at Dover Downs, setting a North American record. No other driver has won 15,000 races in North America. Germany's Heinz Wewering hit the mark earlier this year in his country. Filion's historic victory came with Seagrove, the betting favorite, in the third race.
Read More

Matron elims at Dover

on 11/01/2003 7:00 PM
Eliminations for Matron stakes for 2-year-old fillies--both trotters and pacers--were held at Dover Downs Saturday (Nov. 1). The trot winners were Blackberry Hanover by a head over Merrie Annabelle champ Ladylind in 1:58.4, Much Obliged in 1:58.2, and Malabar Melody in 1:59.3 by one-half length over Myolin. Blackberry Hanover, Ladylind and Much Obliged are all sired by Muscles Yankee. The el...
Read More

Armbro Amoretto upset

on 11/01/2003 7:00 PM
The $215,000 American National for 3-year-old filly pacers was held Saturdy night (Nov. 1) at Balmoral Park. Armbro Amoretto, a winner of 10 of 15 races going into the event, was the betting favorite but was defeated. CC Spice pulled off an upset in 1:51.4 for driver Dave Magee, paying $31.20. Odds On Charmaine finished second while My Fantasy was third. Armbro Amoretto ws the leder for the mid...
Read More

Gold at Mohawk

on 11/01/2003 7:00 PM
Two Ontario Sire Stakes Gold finals were contested at Mohawk Racetrack Saturday night (Nov. 1). Serious Comfort, a 2-year-old pacing filly sired by Precious Bunny, won her event in 1:52.3 over Invitro. Ifhallscouldtalk, sired by Angus Hall, took the 2-year-old filly trot, winning by five lengths in 1:58. In other Mohawk action, the trck was fast as Camystic won a Preferred in 1:50.2. The 2001 H...
Read More

Abe Lincoln at Maywood

on 10/31/2003 7:00 PM
Two $70,000 divisions of the Abe Lincoln stakes for 2-year-old pacing colts were held at Maywood Park Friday night (Oct. 31) as part of the Windy City undercard. The winners were Live Out Loud and Droppin'thehammer. Live Out Loud, an Illinois-sired colt driven by Tony Morgan, won his division in 1:53.3 after a fast first-half battle (:26.3 and :55.4) took out the favorite, Western Affluence. Da...
Read More

Battles in 3yo Grassroots

on 10/30/2003 7:00 PM
A total of $400,000 is on the line at Flamboro Downs on Sunday (Nov. 2) as the top three-year-old Ontario Sires Stakes (OSS) Grassroots competitors return to the Dundas, ON oval to compete in their season-ending Championships. “It will be a lot tougher this week, especially going for $100,000. Everybody will be putting the pedal to the metal,” says trainer Joe Stutzman, who sends Se...
Read More

Allamerican Captor wins

on 10/30/2003 7:00 PM
The half-mile specialist Allamerican Captor took control of the $335,000 Windy City Pace earlier and defeated Triple Crown champ No Pan Intended in 1:55.2 Friday night (Oct. 31) at Maywood Park. No Pan Intended endured a grueling first-over journey and never got to the wheel of Allamerican Captor. Luc Ouellette drove Allamerican Captor for trainer Virgil Morgan Jr. and owners David Rahal and Al...
Read More

McNair ready for Grassroots

on 10/29/2003 7:00 PM
Western Fair Raceway’s Grand Opening Gala on Friday (Oct. 31) will feature 32 of the most talented two-year-old trotters and pacers in Ontario competing in four $100,000 Ontario Sires Stakes (OSS) Grassroots Finals. Gregg McNair will start a trio of horses on Friday, with Fit For Britt heading out of the barn first in the pacing filly battle. A dominant 1:59.3 victory in her Semifinal and...
Read More

Top horses in qualifiers

on 10/29/2003 7:00 PM
Mr. Muscleman, the winner of the Kentucky Futurity and Canadian Trotting Classic, won a qualifier at Dover Downs Thursday morning (Oct. 30) with a handy 1:58 effort. Power To Charm finished second, 2 1/4 lengths back. As usual, Ron Pierce drove Mr. Muscleman. They started from post seven but had taken the lead before the quarter. They reached the half in 1:00.4 and thus covered the final half i...
Read More

Halloween showdown

on 10/28/2003 7:00 PM
Western Fair Raceway's Grand Opening Gala on Friday (Oct. 31) will features 32 of the most talented two-year-old trotters and pacers in Ontario competing in four Ontario Sires Stakes (OSS) $100,000 Grassroots Finals. Ronnie MacLean plans to enjoy every moment of lucrative finale to the 2003 Ontario Sire Stakes Grassroots season. "I wasn't expecting to be standing in the Grassroots Semifinal...
Read More

Waxman suspended again

on 10/28/2003 7:00 PM
The New Jersey Racing Commission has told The Horseman that owner Robert Waxman will also be suspended from racing in that state as well as Pennsylvania and Ontario. Waxman, one of the leading money-winning owners in harness racing for several years, has already been suspended indefinitely by the Pennsylvania Harness Racing Commission and Ontario Racing Commission. The ORC issued the ruling ...
Read More

Owners enjoying Invitro

on 10/28/2003 7:00 PM
Mohawk Racetrack features a double bill of Ontario Sires Stakes (OSS) Golds on Saturday (Nov. 1) with $130,000 Finals for the two-year-old pacing fillies and trotting fillies. Only eight pacing fillies elected to return to the Campbellville oval for Saturday’s Final, but Murray Ross notes that the cream of the crop will all be on hand to try and prevent Invitro from scoring her fourth str...
Read More

Quarter Horse dates Ok'd

on 10/28/2003 7:00 PM
The Kentucky Racing Commission approved Quarter Horse dates for The Red Mile Tuesday (Oct. 28) at its monthly meeting, held at Churchill Downs. Just two days of Quarter Horse racing with wagering were approved: July 16-17. The track is also scheduled to hold four "exhibition" dates with no wagering on Jan. 1, July 15, July 18 and Dec. 31, 2004. However, the attorney for the Kentucky Quarter ...
Read More

Another new race bike

on 10/28/2003 7:00 PM
Another new sulky has appeared on the scene. Called "The Outlaw," it was used on most of Dave Palone's drives at The Meadows Tuesday night (Oct. 28). The new sulky was reportedly developed by Ohio horseman Craig Stein. The bike was supposedly seven for seven at Northfield Park Saturday night (Oct. 25). The bike looks similar to the new sulky developed by horseman Tom Harmer earlier this year. T...
Read More

Gold again for the Queen

on 10/27/2003 7:00 PM
Queen Of Jewels became the only three-year-old trotting filly to capture two Gold Finals with an impressive come-from-behind victory at Mohawk Racetrack on Monday, Oct. 27. With regular reinsman Steve Condren in the race bike, the King Conch - Marathon Jewels daughter settled into fifth position in the early going. A burst of speed through the stretch powered Queen Of Jewels to the 1:58.4 victo...
Read More