Categories

Jimmy Freight sets record in Messenger elim

on 08/26/2018 2:00 AM
Owner Adriano Sorella paid $30,000 for the privilege of Jimmy Freight entering the 63rd Messenger Stakes. We’re surmising the other connections would glad pay at least twice that much the privilege of Jimmy Freight exiting the 63rd Messenger Stakes. That’s because Jimmy Freight (Louis-Phillipe Roy, $3.30) made Yonkers Raceway his very own veranda Saturday night, rolling in an elimination r...
Read More

Alagna fillies dominate Eternal Camnation

on 08/26/2018 2:00 AM
Trainer Tony Alagna and his Captaintreacherous fillies led the way with two wins in Saturday’s Eternal Camnation Stakes at Woodbine Mohawk Park. A total of 23 pacing fillies were split into three divisions of the Grand Circuit event. Key West, sent to post as the overwhelming 1-5 mutuel favorite, held on for a narrow score in the first C$84,116 Eternal Camnation Stakes division. Trai...
Read More

Impressive efforts in Nassagaweya splits

on 08/26/2018 2:00 AM
Captain Crunch, Captain Ahab and Stag Party all turned in statement performances in Saturday’s Nassagaweya Stakes at Woodbine Mohawk Park. A group of 24 rookie pacing colts and geldings were entered in the Nassagaweya and split into three divisions. While Key West, Quebec Blue Chip and Tall Drink Hanover captured their respective divisions of the Eternal Camnation.  Captain Crunch stayed...
Read More

Top Flight Angel wins Yonkers feature

on 08/26/2018 2:00 AM
A from last favored Top Flight Angel (Brian Sears, $5.40) did it with gusto Sunday afternoon, winning Yonkers Raceway’s featured $44,000 Open Handicap Trot. The weekly trotting feature went as the flat-mile opener, right before the four added-distance ‘French’ races. Top Flight Angel, the 2017 Yonkers Trot winner, sat last early here from outside post position six. It was Rose Run Syd...
Read More

Sunfire Blue Chip wins Great Northeast

on 08/26/2018 2:00 AM
Not only did Sunfire Blue Chip ($14.20) duel down double millionaire Mach It So, but he also parried a ferocious late rally from the white-hot Donttellmeagain in Sunday afternoon's featured $30,000 Great Northeast event for open pacers at Harrah's Philadelphia. The 8-year-old American Ideal entire got away cleanly in third behind early pacesetter Check Six (Tony Morgan) and stalked a :26.1 ...
Read More

Brian Sears wins 10,000th career race

on 08/26/2018 2:00 AM
Brian Sears won the 10,000th race of his more-than-distinguished career Sunday afternoon, reaching the milestone at his second home, Yonkers Raceway. Sears, as good a big-money driver as the sport has ever seen, found the plateau with death-and-taxes Chasin’ Dreams ($2.30) in the $16,000, ninth race trot. The 3-year-old Credit Winner gelding quarter-moved to the lead, then defeated Striking Enco...
Read More

Reynolds divisions contested at Tioga

on 08/26/2018 2:00 AM
Tioga Downs hosted the W.N. Reynolds Memorial races for freshman trotters and pacers on Sunday. Starita (David Miller) won the first of two divisions of The Meda ($37,250) for trotting fillies. Starita ($2.80) pranced out to the lead and never looked back. She set down all the fractions (:28.3, :58.3, 1:27.2, 1:55.4). Trained by Joe Holloway for owners Val D'Or Farms and Theodore Gewertz, s...
Read More

McCarthy doubles up in KYSS colt paces

on 08/26/2018 2:00 AM
The Kentucky Sires Stakes (KYSS) raced five divisions of freshman pacers in the second of three $30,000 preliminary legs on Sunday night under absolutely glorious conditions at The Red Mile.  The temperature was 80 degrees and the wind still as the fillies took to the track at 7:00.   The Ohio connection of trainer Brian Brown and driver Chris Page began the evening by w...
Read More

Can. Pacing Derby, Maple Leaf fields set

on 08/26/2018 2:00 AM
The $651,000 Maple Leaf Trot and $600,000 Canadian Pacing Derby will be the co-main events for this Saturday's $1.7 million card at Woodbine Mohawk Park. The rich events are joined by the $191,200 Ontario Sires Stakes Gold for 3-year-old pacing colts and geldings and the $169,183 Simcoe Stakes for three-year-old trotters to make up the stakes portion of a 13-race card. The $600,000 Canad...
Read More

Kissin In The Sand strong in PASS victory

on 08/25/2018 2:00 AM
Heavy favorites Kissin In The Sand and Alexa’s Power were easy victors in Friday’s Romola Hanover, a $160,238 Pennsylvania Sires Stake at The Meadows. The pair advanced to the $252,000 PASS final for 3-year-old filly pacers, which is set for Sept. 2 at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. Kissin In The Sand, arguably the national leader in her division, had to work hard from post six for the ea...
Read More

Always A Prince reigns in ISS final

on 08/25/2018 2:00 AM
After being sent off as the 1-5 post-time favorite, Always A Prince, with Trace Tetrick in the bike, continued his divisional dominance in the 3-year-old pacing colt ranks, winning with authority in the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes final for 3-year-old pacing colts and geldings on Friday at Hoosier Park Racing and Casino. With the win, Always A Prince scored his second consecutive victory and m...
Read More

Favorites rule in OSS 2CT divisions

on 08/25/2018 2:00 AM
Favorites prevailed in both $50,000 Ohio Sires Stakes contested at Scioto Downs on a beautiful Friday evening as 17 sophomore colt trotters battled in fourth leg action. Two O B Wonkenobi, the 3-5 choice with Ronnie Wrenn Jr. at the helm, chose the front-stepping route to notch his first OSS triumph of the season for Indiana owners Shara Weaver and Madeline (Mickey) Roche. The win, timed in 1:5...
Read More

Palone, Takter star in KYSS 2YO splits

on 08/25/2018 2:00 AM
The Kentucky Sires Stakes (KYSS) for 2-year-old trotters took place on a perfect, cloudless Saturday night at The Red Mile with temperatures in the mid 70s at the 7 p.m. post time. There were five stakes, three filly divisions and two colt races, all for a purse of $30,000. Hall of Fame horseman Jimmy Takter swept both colt divisions with a talented pair of freshmen from his barn of trottin...
Read More

Hug The Wind N takes Saratoga open

on 08/25/2018 2:00 AM
Hug The Wind N (Bettor’s Delight) made his local debut on Saturday night at Saratoga Casino Hotel while competing in the evening’s feature. The Rich Banca trainee started from post position four in the eight horse Open Pace with driver Jay Randall in the sulky. The action came fast and furious in the $14,500 feature as rivals slugged it out early to the tune of first-half fractions of :26.1...
Read More

Marion Marauder, Ariana G win MLT elims

on 08/25/2018 2:00 AM
Marion Marauder and Ariana G captured Saturday’s star-studded Maple Leaf Trot eliminations at Woodbine Mohawk Park. A total of 16 older trotters were entered in the eliminations and split into a pair of $40,000 eight horse fields. The top five finishers from each elimination punched their ticket to next Saturday’s $651,000 final, while eliminations winners also earned the right to select t...
Read More

Swandre The Giant stays undefeated in ISS

on 08/25/2018 2:00 AM
For the seventh consecutive time, Swandre The Giant and Brandon Bates found Hoosier Park Racing & Casino’s winner’s circle, this time in the featured event of the evening, the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes final for 2-year-old trotting colts and geldings on Saturday. Looking every bit the part of a 1-9 favorite, the gate to wire victory came as no surprise to fans of the 2-year-old trotti...
Read More

Ollie's Ztam dominant in ISS 2CP final

on 08/24/2018 2:00 AM
In just his fourth start of the season, freshman pacer Ollie's Ztam cinched a victory in the third leg of the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes finals for 2-year-old pacing colts and geldings at Hoosier Park Racing and Casino on Thursday. With Sam Wider in the bike, Ollie's Ztam coasted across the wire in 1:51.1, lowering his lifetime mark by almost two seconds.   Before the wings of the gate ...
Read More

Harrisburg Yearling Sale Preview now online

on 08/24/2018 2:00 AM
Standardbred Horse Sales Company is proud to announce that its 80th annual Harrisburg Yearling Sale Preview is now posted on our website, http://www.theblackbook.com/. Individual yearling pedigrees will soon follow, with yearling video links posted closer to the Sale. Yearling Sale dates are Monday, Nov. 5 through Wednesday, Nov. 7, featuring 852 fabulous yearlings (372 trotters, 480 pacers). T...
Read More

Hanover Ohio Selected Jug Sale videos available

on 08/24/2018 2:00 AM
The videos of the 18 Hanover Shoe Farms yearlings selling at the Ohio Selected Jug Sale are now available on the Hanover Shoe Farms website hanoverpa.com.   The pacers are represented by Dragon Again, Mr. Wiggles, Western Vintage and Yankee Cruiser. The trotting yearlings are by Broadway Hall and Uncle Peter.   The yearlings are now at the Hanover Fairgrounds and may be viewed ther...
Read More

Roy to make Yonkers driving debut in Messenger

on 08/24/2018 2:00 AM
Driver Louis-Philippe Roy's ride with Jimmy Freight to date has already been a fulfilling one. One of the first major stakes horses the Quebec native has traveled with, Jimmy Freight has taken the 28-year-old reinsman to the Meadowlands Pace and the Carl Milstein Memorial. The next step in the pacer's journey, the $580,000 Messenger Stakes, brings Roy to Yonkers Raceway for the first time. &nbs...
Read More