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Captain Ahab, Stag Party win Metro elims

on 09/15/2018 2:00 AM
Captain Ahab and Stag Party punched their ticket to next week’s C$890,000 Metro Pace final with impressive victories in Saturday evening's (Sept. 15) eliminations at Woodbine Mohawk Park. A group of 17 two-year-old pacing colts and geldings were split into a pair of $40,000 eliminations. Captain Ahab will head into the Metro Pace final a perfect seven-for-seven after winning his elimination i...
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The Ice Dutchess best in Peaceful Way

on 09/15/2018 2:00 AM
Even money betting favorite The Ice Dutchess made every step a sure one on her way to victory in the $385,000 Peaceful Way final on Saturday evening (Sept. 15) at Woodbine Mohawk Park. The Jimmy Takter trainee won in 1:54.2, three open lengths ahead of her nearest rival, Evident Beauty (David Miller, 4/1). Angies Luckeylady (Trevor Henry), a 51/1 longshot, was a distant third. Evident Beaut...
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Green Manalishi S cruises in Wellwood Mem.

on 09/15/2018 2:00 AM
Trainer Marcus Melander admitted he was a bit nervous before the start of the $400,000 William Wellwood Memorial on Saturday night at Woodbine Mohawk Park. As it turned out, he didn’t need to be. In the seconds leading up to Canada’s richest race for 2-year-old trotters, Melander, who conditions top flight trotter Green Manalishi S, admitted he was battling butterflies before the field of 10...
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Crystal Fashion captures Can. Trotting Classic

on 09/15/2018 2:00 AM
This year’s edition of the $665,000 Canadian Trotting Classic was a hoof-to-hoof heavyweight battle from start to finish, with Crystal Fashion coming out on top in the final strides on Saturday at Woodbine Mohawk Park. Saddled with the daunting post 10, Crystal Fashion, a bay son of Cantab Hall, needed a little racing luck and plenty of grit to get the job done in Canada’s richest tro...
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It’s A Herbie rebounds to win ISS final

on 09/15/2018 2:00 AM
After finishing second in his elimination last week, It’s A Herbie rebounded gamely to find the winner’s circle in the featured event of the evening, the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes final for 2-year-old trotting colts and geldings, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Saturday. Driven, trained, and owned by Verlin Yoder, It’s A Herbie went gate to wire to deliver as the heavy favorite a...
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Napolitano wins 6 at Pocono

on 09/15/2018 2:00 AM
Stars Align A was able to steal off to a big lead by going in :26.4 down the backstretch in the $21,500 pacing feature Saturday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, then held together to fend off the late-charging Music Is Art to win by three-quarters of a length in a personal best 1:50.4. The victorious son of Art Major took advantage of post two in the field of seven and went to the...
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Ima Real Ladys Man upsets in Indiana 2CP final

on 09/14/2018 2:00 AM
Ima Real Ladys Man, with Michael Oosting in the bike, turned in a gritty performance to find the winner’s circle in the featured event of the evening, the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes final for 2-year-old pacing colts and geldings, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Thursday (Sept. 13). Stopping the timer in 1:51.1, Ima Real Ladys Man was able to overcome a tough, first-over trip to pull t...
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Jamieson continues hot streak with 5 wins

on 09/14/2018 2:00 AM
Driver Jody Jamieson has been red-hot over the last month and his outstanding run continued Thursday (Sept. 13) with a five-win night at Woodbine Mohawk Park. Jamieson, who had eight drives on the 11-race program, started his evening strong by sweeping the ‘Early-Double’ with 2-year-old pacing filly Westbeach ($12.40) and 2-year-old trotting colt Trix And Stones ($3.30). The reinsm...
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Moonshiner Hanover scores in 1:55.2 in Dayton

on 09/14/2018 2:00 AM
North America’s leading dash driver Aaron Merriman made a special trip to Hollywood Dayton Raceway on Thursday night (Sept. 13), primarily to sit behind trainer Chris Beaver’s Moonshiner Hanover in the $18,500 Open Trot. The three-hour commute proved worthwhile for Merriman as he guided the 4-year-old son of Andover Hall to a 1:55.2 victory over William Star (Dan Noble) and Elmo Blatc...
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Polisseni talks about her trotting filly Phaetosive

on 09/14/2018 2:00 AM
Wanda Polisseni does not know what will happen in Saturday’s C$340,000 Elegantimage Stakes for 3-year-old female trotters at Ontario’s Woodbine Mohawk Park, where her Purple Haze Stables’ Phaetosive meets harness racing’s top-ranked horses, No. 1 Atlanta and No. 2 Manchego. But she already knows how she will feel about her filly at the end of the day. "It’s a tough race, but she will ...
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Lexington Mixed catalog now available

on 09/14/2018 2:00 AM
The catalog and past performances for the inaugural Lexington Selected Mixed Sale are now available at lexingtonselected.com and on the Equineline Sales Catalog app. Those on the mailing list should receive print catalogs and racelines later in the coming week.   The sale gets underway Sunday, Oct. 7 at 7 p.m. at Lexington's Fasig-Tipton Pavilion, following the afternoon's Kentucky Futuri...
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Plaintiffs rest in Ont. Breeders lawsuit re:slots

on 09/14/2018 2:00 AM
Standardbred Canada's Trot Insider has compiled this comprehensive report from Day 4 of the proceedings in regard to the civil lawsuit that a group of Ontario Standardbred breeders has filed against the Province of Ontario and the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation over the cancellation of the former Slots at Racetracks Program. Monday (Sept. 10) marked the first day of court hearings i...
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Father Patrick Syn. sponsoring KY Filly Futurity

on 09/14/2018 2:00 AM
The opening of the fall Grand Circuit meet at the Red Mile is set for Thursday, Sept. 27, with a 7 p.m. post time for the Thursday, Friday and Saturday cards of the opening week. Post times switch to daylight hours on Sunday, Sept. 30, with afternoon racing continuing Thursday, Oct. 4, through Sunday, Oct. 7, when the Kentucky Futurity will be held. Many sponsors support the Red Mile fall meet ...
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Yankee Glide retired from stud duty

on 09/14/2018 2:00 AM
Kentuckiana Farms has announced the retirement of Yankee Glide, who is 24 years old, from active stud duty. He was bred to 32 mares in Kentucky in 2018.  A son of Valley Victory-Gratis Yankee, Yankee Glide took a mark of 1:55.1 as a 3 year old and won an elimination for the Hambletonian and the Zweig Memorial. At age two he won the final of the Peter Haughton Memorial and le...
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Jugette entry box delayed until Sunday a.m.

on 09/14/2018 2:00 AM
The entry box of the 48th Jugette will remain open until Sunday, Sept.16 at 10 a.m.   Race officials discovered that the entry information on a website contained conflicting information.   "In an overabundance of caution, we want to make sure no horsemen were using the conflicting information to make their entires. Therefore, we are going to use a three day box for this year's Juge...
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Dunn drives Believe In Me to Philly victory

on 09/14/2018 2:00 AM
Two natives of New Zealand, born just over 300 miles apart but who have spent most of the last decade 6,000 miles apart, combined for a visit in the Harrah's Philadelphia winner's circle Friday, as the Roll With Joe sophomore filly Believe In Me, trained by Brett Pelling and driven by Dexter Dunn, won the $16,000 feature distaff pace in a career best 1:51.2.   Dunn spotted third earl...
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Uncle Peter colt tops Ohio sale at $115,000

on 09/14/2018 2:00 AM
It’s extremely rare for lightning to strike twice, but it appears Spring Haven Farm may have discovered a solution to attain rarified air as Corazon, a full brother to Tu Eres Mi Corazon, who equaled the highest-price ever paid for an Ohio-bred Standardbred ($150,000) at the 2017 Ohio Selected Jug Sale, fetched $115,000 to become the highest priced purchase at this year’s version of the same...
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Thunder, Gimpanzee wins NYSS divisions

on 09/14/2018 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway on Friday night wrapped up its New York Sire Stakes legs with the $156,200 Lew Barasch Trot for 2-year-old colts and geldings. Friday’s event once again honored the memory of ‘Tootie,’ whose unmatched PR savvy in the golden age of the game helped make the nascent Roosevelt International Trot a happening.  The evening’s first $77,400 grouping saw odds-on Thunder (Ja...
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Caviart Ally, Tequila Monday win Milton elims

on 09/14/2018 2:00 AM
Caviart Ally stole the show Friday with a career-best 1:48.3 victory in one of two Milton Stakes eliminations at Woodbine Mohawk Park. A group of 12 older pacing mares and a 3-year-old filly were split into a pair of $35,000 eliminations to determine the field for next Saturday’s $255,000 final. The term ‘easy-looking’ isn’t used often to describe a 1:48.3 mile, but Caviart Ally did ex...
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Rosemary Rose blooms in Dayton feature

on 09/14/2018 2:00 AM
Although she had been struggling the last two months at Scioto Downs, Rosemary Rose put her "petals" to the metal in Hollywood Dayton’s first $18,500 Mares Open Pace of the season on Friday. Driver Chris Page let a host of others battle through an opening quarter in :27.2, then brushed the 7-5 favorite directly to the front through the stretch the first time, reaching the halfway point in :56...
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