Categories

Lazarus N confirmed as Dan Patch supplement

on 07/31/2018 2:00 AM
Hoosier Park Racing & Casino is proud to announce Lazarus N, who is hailed as the greatest racehorse to ever emerge from New Zealand, will be making his North American racing debut at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino for the 25th edition of the $325,000 Dan Patch Stakes on Friday, Aug. 10.   Lazarus N will be supplemented to the Dan Patch Stakes for a fee of $25,000 by Hall of F...
Read More

Wolfgang, Six Pack favored in Hambo elims

on 07/31/2018 2:00 AM
Eighteen 3-year-old trotters entered Saturday's 93rd Hambletonian Stakes at the Meadowlands Racetrack, requiring two eliminations to trim the field to 10 for the $1 million final later that afternoon. Wolfgang is the 5-2 morning-line favorite in the first elimination and Six Pack is the 2-1 favorite in the second. Atlanta, the lone filly taking on the boys, is the 3-1 second choice in the firs...
Read More

PA issues detailed statement on allegations

on 07/31/2018 2:00 AM
The following statement was issued by the Standardbred Bureau of the Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission at its regular monthly meeting July 31: As the result of significant misstatements of fact appearing on the Paulick Report from various sources, the State Horse Racing Commission wishes to make the following statement of facts to dispel the misinformation.   Regarding the ...
Read More

Lakeisha Hanover takes Meadows mare feature

on 07/31/2018 2:00 AM
Lakeisha Hall zipped to the front from post six and powered to victory — her second straight and fourth in her last six races — in Tuesday’s (July 31) $18,000 Fillies and Mares Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. Last week, Lakeisha Hall used a pocket trip to out-finish the leader, Fox Valley Charm. On Tuesday, their positions were reversed, but Lakeisha Hall would not let...
Read More

Eclipse Me N rallies for win at Pocono

on 07/31/2018 2:00 AM
In the $17,500 distaff pacing feature Tuesday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, the Real Desire mare Eclipse Me N looked to be in trouble while still in midpack behind a soft half of :58, but her strong late rally got her to the finish first by a neck in 1:53. Pacesetter Betabcool N put Keystone Riptide in behind her earlier, and the easy :28.2 quarter surprised some before ...
Read More

Shartin N wins 12th of year in Great Northeast

on 07/30/2018 2:00 AM
Pacing mares divisional leader Shartin N upped her seasonal bankroll to $590,040, most among all North American harness horses, with a sensational 1:48.4 effort in taking her $30,000 Great Northeast Open Series divisional event Sunday at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, while in the Great Northeast open trot Smalltownthrowdown went a powerful 1:51.1 mile, which ended Homicide Hunter'...
Read More

Leg 3 of Dygert trots contested at Hawthorne

on 07/30/2018 2:00 AM
Sunday night at Hawthorne capped a week of leg three races for the Night of Champions series as trotters were featured in the Erwin F. Dygert and Beulah Dygert Memorial Trots. The Erwin F. Dygert Memorial Trot is for Illinois-bred 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters while the Beulah Dygert is for Illinois-bred 3-year-old filly trotters.   Race 5 was the third leg of the Erwin F. Dy...
Read More

Springsteen looks to be boss of Monday's NYSS

on 07/30/2018 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway Monday night hosts the $172,000 New York Sires Stakes Bruce Hamilton Pace for 3-year-old colts and geldings.   Post time for the dozen-race card is 6:50 p.m., with the Sires Stakes event going as races 7 (purse $85,250) and 8 (purse $86,750), respectively. The event again honors the memory of one of the true movers and shakers in the state's harness program...
Read More

MSRF for 2 year olds kick off at Ocean Downs

on 07/30/2018 2:00 AM
On a beautiful Sunday night, July 29, at Ocean Downs, two splits for the Maryland Standardbred Fund Stakes for freshman filly pacers went to the gate as races one and five.   The first race saw Stay Beautiful (Heston Blue Chip) with Allan Davis in the bike charge out of the gate from post seven, get parked for the first three-eighths of the mile and go on to win in 1:58.3 with Dance...
Read More

"Magic" drive a perfect gift in Oaks

on 07/30/2018 2:00 AM
Tom Durand does not drive his horses in all their races, but the trainer was behind Blonde Magic this past Saturday in her Hambletonian Oaks elimination at The Meadowlands. And it was for a special reason.   Blonde Magic is owned by Durand's wife June, who celebrated her birthday two days earlier. Her birthday wish was for Tom to drive her horse in the Oaks. Blonde Magic, with Duran...
Read More

Lazarus to make debut as Dan Patch supplement

on 07/30/2018 2:00 AM
After making his U.S. debut with a 1:48.3 qualifying mile Saturday, July 28, at the Meadowlands, the next time New Zealand-bred pacer Lazarus emerges will be for real.   If all goes as planned, Lazarus will be supplemented to the $300,000 Dan Patch on Aug. 10 at Hoosier Park for his first official race in North America. The event is for older pacers and restricted to the 10 highest ...
Read More

Hambletonian Casino Night gets late donations

on 07/30/2018 2:00 AM
Some late entries have been made to the $10,000+ prize list for Casino Night at the Meadowlands on Friday, Aug. 3, and they include a magnum of fine wine from the collection of Communicator's Hall of Famer Murray Brown, a work of art by Standardbred owner Howard Schoor, 32" TV and five works of equine art, two of them featuring Dan Patch.   Tickets are still available for $50 and in...
Read More

Classicality scores in Meadows Preferred Trot

on 07/30/2018 2:00 AM
Stuck in an uncharacteristic seven-race losing streak, Classicality changed tactics and snapped his skid with a rallying victory in Monday’s (July 30) $18,000 Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows. Classicality performed well enough during his losing streak, missing the ticket just once while racing at or near the front. To get that elusive win, however, Brian Zendt ducked from post six ...
Read More

Crystal Fashion, Met’s Hall win preps for Hambo

on 07/29/2018 2:00 AM
A pair of talented trotters hit the winner’s circle in two divisions of the Reynolds Memorial for 3-year-old colts and geldings on the trot at the Meadowlands Saturday night. In the first division of the final Hambletonian prep, Met’s Hall was bet down to 3-5 and made the quarter on the point in a leisurely :28. Another rated fraction followed and Met’s Hall was cruising past the half...
Read More

Dr J Hanover sharp off layoff in Mohawk win

on 07/29/2018 2:00 AM
A freshened up Dr J Hanover returned to the races Saturday to capture the $34,000 Preferred Pace at Woodbine Mohawk Park. The 5-year-old Tony Alagna trainee was making his first start since June 9 and got the better of seven-rivals to post a 1:49.4 victory. Driven by Sylvain Filion, Dr J Hanover paced out to the early lead and posted sensible opening fractions of :27.1 and :56. Easy Lover Hanov...
Read More

Plum Peachy divisions raced at Hawthorne

on 07/29/2018 2:00 AM
Coming off a night where Fox Valley Gemini won his 16th consecutive race to open his career in the Robert F. Carey, Jr. Memorial at Hawthorne, state-bred 3-year-old fillies were the focus on Saturday in two divisions of the Plum Peachy. Race seven was the first division of the Plum Peachy as Allbeastnobeauty was sent away as the favorite with Tim Curtin driving. Hustling away for the ...
Read More

Bit Of A Legend N last to first at Yonkers

on 07/29/2018 2:00 AM
"Everywhere I drive people say to me, ‘This is my favorite horse.’ " Such was Jordan Stratton’s post-race assessment after slight choice Bit Of A Legend N ($7) went last-to-first Saturday night, winning Yonkers Raceway’s featured $44,00 Open Handicap Pace.  Unsurprisingly away last from his eight hole confinement, Bit Of A Legend N watched the sort of scrum he needed develop. ...
Read More

Sir Ziggy’s Z Tam takes Batavia feature

on 07/29/2018 2:00 AM
After a two-week furlough, Sir Ziggy’s Z Tam was back taking on a short but select field in the $10,000 Open pacing feature at Batavia Downs on Saturday night and in the process, got back to his winning ways. Sir Ziggy’s Z Tam (Drew Monti) got away fourth as Classic American (Billy Davis Jr.) shot for the lead. The race got boring for the next five-eighths of a mile as position remained unc...
Read More

The Meadows Grand Circuit wrap-up

on 07/29/2018 2:00 AM
Saturday’s card at The Meadows, which featured the $400,000 final of the Delvin Miller Adios Pace for the Orchids and the $121,000 Quinton Patterson Adioo Volo, also offered four additional Grand Circuit stakes. Here are the highlights of those Arden Downs events: $57,914 James Manderino — 3-Year-Old Colt & Gelding Trotters Scirocco Rob got some help when 3-5 favorite Joey broke stride...
Read More

Rose Run Sydney wins Yonkers open trot

on 07/29/2018 2:00 AM
Lass Rose Run Sydney (Brian Sears, $6.10) beat the boys (and one other girl), then made ‘em cry Sunday afternoon, winning Yonkers Raceway’s featured $44,000 Open Handicap Trot.  The weekly trotting feature was a flat-mile event, contested a handful of races after the day’s four, 1 1/4 miles, bigger-field ‘French’ forays. Away fourth from assigned post position five, Rose R...
Read More