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Deo Volente yearling videos now posted

on 09/18/2018 2:00 AM
Videos of the 23 Deo Volente yearlings slated to sell at Lexington Selected as part of the Preferred Consignment have been posted on deovolentefarms.com in addition to bestdamnhorsevideos.com and are available on the Lexington Selected website.   Don't miss Hip # 63 Jacobo Deo, the only Bold Eagle colt in North America and Hip # 41 Das Deo, the full brother to sensational De Los Cielos De...
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Special Jug Preview edition now online!

on 09/18/2018 2:00 AM
All the Little Brown Jug news you want to know can be read in the new and free special Little Brown Jug Preview which is now available. Montrell Teague will be driving the favorite, Lather Up, in the first elimination, but can the colt get around a half-mile track? Teague answers the colt’s critics. Trainer Brian Brown had two strong contenders last year in Fear The Dragon and Downbytheseaside...
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Pattis Main Man upsets Wittyville in OBC

on 09/18/2018 2:00 AM
The $129,706 (div.) Ohio Breeders Championship for two-year-old colt trotters highlighted the Tuesday action at the Delaware County Fair. Delaware’s all-time leading driver David Miller made his presence known early this week when he piloted Pattis Main Man to victory in the first division. Pattis Main Man led gate-to-wire, but had to hold off a late rush by the bettor’s choice, Ohio Sires...
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Stakes-filled card Friday at Hoosier

on 09/18/2018 2:00 AM
Grand Circuit racing action will return to Hoosier Park Racing & Casino for the third time this season on Friday and with it bring some of the top-rated horses in all of North America. With purses topping $1.4 million, Hoosier Park will host a standout card that includes the $200,000 Caesars Trotting Classic, the $207,000 Kentuckiana Stallion Management Stakes, the $155,000 Jenna’s Beach ...
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Muscle Diamond rallies for 1:52.2 win

on 09/17/2018 2:00 AM
Muscle Diamond launched a three-wide rally down the backstretch and trotted a :27.3 third quarter to clear to the lead before the three-quarters and go on to win at Mohegan Sun Pocono on Sunday night. The time of the mile was 1:52.2.   Tyler Buter kept the son of Muscle Hill off of hotly-contested fractions, then launched him midbackstretch and had no further problems in the three le...
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Conditions announced for Red Mile Million Trot

on 09/17/2018 2:00 AM
Preliminary conditions for the newly-announced $1 million Red Mile Million for 2-year-old trotters which will take place on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, as part of the rich Kentucky Sires Stakes finals program at The Red Mile, provide that 10 slots will be available at a cost of $100,000 each. The payment is due on or before Feb. 15, 2019, which entitles the nominator to a single starter. Accord...
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Standardbred Transition Alliance Board announced

on 09/17/2018 2:00 AM
A group of 13 people, representing a variety of sectors in the industry, has been assembled to lead the development of the Standardbred Transition Alliance (STA).   The STA will accredit programs serving Standardbreds seeking placement outside traditional commercial uses and also serve as a conduit for partial funding to those groups. The group has filed articles of incorporation an...
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Ronnie Wrenn Jr. and wife Brianna have baby boy

on 09/17/2018 2:00 AM
After becoming a first-time father early Monday morning, Ronnie Wrenn Jr. will be off his five drives during the afternoon at the Delaware, Ohio fair but he still may race at Northfield Park Monday night. Wrenn will also not be at Delaware on Tuesday where he will miss four drives, but word from the county fairgrounds is that he will be back in the sulky for the Wednesday and Thursday cards. ...
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Little Brown Jug draws field of 13

on 09/17/2018 2:00 AM
Horse owner Brad Grant admits that neither winning the Hambletonian nor competing for the Pacing Triple Crown were on his mind at the beginning of this year. All of that changed in August.   Grant watched his filly Atlanta win the Hambletonian on Aug. 4 at the Meadowlands less than three hours after his colt Stay Hungry captured the Cane Pace, which is the first jewel in the Pacing Triple...
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OSS champ Impinktoo takes OBC at Delaware

on 09/17/2018 2:00 AM
Monday’s action at the Delaware County Fair featured the $101,700 (div) Ohio Breeders Championship for three-year-old filly trotters. In the second $50,850 division, Impinktoo and Kayne Kauffman took the lead before the quarter-mile pole and cruised to a 2 1/2-length win in 1:55.4. Sesame (Ryan Stahl) and Non Smoker (Dan Noble) rounded off the top three. The daughter of Manofmanymissio...
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Chef Lee, brother to Wolfgang, wins at Meadows

on 09/17/2018 2:00 AM
Chef Lee had little trouble reaching the point in the compact field of four, but he had to dig in late to preserve his second straight victory in Monday’s (Sept. 17) feature at The Meadows, a $13,000 conditioned trot. Mike Wilder gave Chef Lee a comfortable :29.3 second quarter, but he couldn’t shake the pocket-sitting Explosive Leggs, who fell a half-length short in the Lightning Lane,...
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Fields drawn for Saturday's NYSS finals

on 09/17/2018 2:00 AM
Post positions have been drawn for Saturday’s (Sept. 22) $1.8 million New York Night of Champions, with Yonkers Raceway again hosting the 29th edition of the Empire State’s richest night Eight $225,000 sire stakes finals, each sponsored by a prominent breeding farm or organization, feature the best 2- and 3-year-olds of both sexes and gaits. Here’s a hot-off-the-presses thumbnai...
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Sunfire Blue Chip captures Quillen Memorial

on 09/17/2018 2:00 AM
Sun fire Blue Chip ($17.20, Mark Macdonald) was a 1:51.1 winner in the 12th Annual $150,000 Bobby Quillen Memorial at Harrington Raceway Monday. The race annually spotlights many of the sport's top older pacers and honors former long-time Delaware legislator Bobby Quillen, who passed away in 2004. Quillen was a regular at the racetrack, who enjoyed live harness racing and was endeare...
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Phaetosive edges Manchego in Elegantimage

on 09/16/2018 2:00 AM
Phaetosive and trainer-driver Trond Smedshammer went from blocked at the rail to reaching up just in time on the outside in a wild $340,000 Elegantimage Stakes on Saturday at Woodbine Mohawk Park. Although it was a field of seven 3-year-old trotting fillies competing, the Elegantimage Stakes was essentially a three-horse race with superstars Atlanta, Manchego and Phaetosive clashing for the fi...
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Field set for She’s A Great Lady final

on 09/16/2018 2:00 AM
Ideation Hanover and Tall Drink Hanover posted victories in Saturday’s (Sept. 15) She's A Great Lady eliminations at Woodbine Mohawk Park. A total of 19 rookie pacing fillies competed over two hotly contested $35,000 eliminations. Ideation Hanover and Jody Jamieson took charge early and made their point when it counted the first elimination. Never worse than third in her eight career races, I...
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Nirvana Seelster upsets Lazarus N

on 09/16/2018 2:00 AM
Nirvana Seelster denied Lazarus N a rebound victory with a huge coast-to-coast 1:48.1 victory in Saturday’s $34,000 Preferred at Woodbine Mohawk Park. The 7-year-old Bill Budd trainee was blasted to the lead by driver Trevor Henry and posted fractions of :26.3, :54.1 and 1:21 before powering home in :27.1 for his eighth win of the season. Lazarus N finished second, beat two-lengths. The Jimm...
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Final preps for Ill. Night of Champions held

on 09/16/2018 2:00 AM
After an action packed Friday card that saw eight races with implications for next week’s Night of Champions at Hawthorne, eight more races on Saturday were contested to help shape next week’s big card. The evening began with leg four action in the Beulah Dygert Memorial trot for Illinois-bred, 3-year-old fillies as a field of nine lined up to contest the action. Trotting Grace was sent awa...
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Will Take Charge passes International audition

on 09/16/2018 2:00 AM
Trainer Jeff Gillis made no secret about why he hijacked Will Take Charge from the stakes schedule and into Yonkers Raceway for Saturday night’s co-featured $44,000 Open Handicap Trot. "There’s no reason other than we want an invitation to the International Trot," Gills said. "He didn’t race well in his last start (final of the Maple Leaf Trot) for whatever reason. We wanted to prove he b...
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Youaremycandygirl favored in 8-filly Jugette

on 09/16/2018 2:00 AM
Youaremycandygirl, winner of 15 of 22 career races, headlines a field of eight filly pacers in the $230,700 Jugette on Wednesday at the Delaware County Fair. The fillies will race one heat to determine the Jugette champion. The daughter of American Ideal owns a lifetime mark of 1:48.2 and has earned $1,263,536. The Ron Burke trainee will leave from post three and will be piloted by Yannick...
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Kentucky crowns champions in KYSS finals

on 09/16/2018 2:00 AM
The combination of the $2 million Kentucky Sires Stakes (KYSS) Super day and the inaugural Fayette County Fair brought out a large crowd to The Red Mile on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 16. While several music acts performed on two stages, including rising star and Lexington native Walker Montgomery, eight $250,000 KYSS finals highlighted the 10-race card that also included a pair of $50,000 consola...
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