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Bill's Man wins Thursday feature in Philly

on 07/26/2018 2:00 AM
Bill's Man, who equaled a divisional track record the last time he raced at Harrah's Philadelphia, came back to the southeast Pennsylvania oval Thursday afternoon and won the $18,000 trotting feature in 1:53.1.   The victorious 4-year-old Credit Winner stallion had to go uncovered from entering the second turn against tough foe Moonshiner Hanover, who put up early fractions...
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Adios, Oaks elims in new Weekend Preview!

on 07/26/2018 2:00 AM
Hall of Fame driver Dave Palone has won thousands and thousands of races at The Meadows over his career, but he's only won one Delvin Miller Adios Pace. In the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview, Palone paused between the seventh hole green and eighth hole tee to speak to Kathy Parker about his chances with longshot GD Western Joe in Saturday's renewal of the pacing classic. The connect...
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FSBOA seeking executive director

on 07/26/2018 2:00 AM
The Florida Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association is accepting applications for the position of executive director. Located in Pompano Beach, Fla., the FSBOA serves as the liaison between track management and the horsemen, as well as participating in the political process protecting the current and future status of racing in Florida. The ideal candidate should have a thorou...
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Only Passing Thru finds Plainridge winner’s circle

on 07/26/2018 2:00 AM
The skies opened up and the rain came down after the first race, but the sloppy track conditions did not deter Only Passing Thru from putting in a strong performance and winning the $14,000 winners-over trotting feature at Plainridge Park on Thursday afternoon.  Only Passing Thru (Patrizio Ancora) got away third to Osprey Impact (Mike Stevenson) and the heavily favored Muscles Jared (S...
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Great Northeast Series continues at Pocono

on 07/26/2018 2:00 AM
The top pointwinners to date in their respective divisions of the Great Northeast Open Series–Diva’s Image among the mare pacers, Homicide Hunter in the open trot–will both be in action at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono on Sunday in this week’s $30,000 editions of their respective classifications. Diva’s Image, a daughter of Bettor’s Delight who used a July 1 victory in th...
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Royaltys Pearl, Splurge On Me win in Grassroots

on 07/25/2018 2:00 AM
Three fresh faces graced the winner’s circle as the two-year-old trotting fillies made their second Grassroots start at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Tuesday evening. Royaltys Pearl opened the program in the first race and made winning look easy, going gate-to-wire from Post 7 for trainer-driver Wayne Henry. The filly finished one and three-quarter lengths ahead of Order Mattie, with Galaxy See...
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Rockstar Angel A wins first start in NA

on 07/25/2018 2:00 AM
Rockstar Angel A established herself as a possible star in her first race since shipping from Australia, taking the $14,000 featured distaff pace on Tuesday at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono in 1:52.4 despite sloppy going. A 16-time winner in 54 starts with a bankroll of $160,682 Down Under, Rockstar Angel A tucked fourth early for driver Brett Miller, who then had no hesitation to pull th...
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Odds-on favorites rule in NYSS 2FP splits

on 07/25/2018 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway Tuesday night hosted the $159,000 New York Sires Stakes Frank Becerra Pace for 2-year-old fillies, the division's second local go-round in 18 nights.   A pair of divisions—worth $78,800 and $80,200, respectively—comprised the event, which offered minimal suspense.   The opening group saw So Awesome (Tim Tetrick, $2.70) make the lead from post posi...
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Pompano auction now a "mega auction"

on 07/25/2018 2:00 AM
The Pompano Park auction scheduled for Aug. 5 and 6 at Pompano Park in South Florida has evolved into a "mega-auction" according to sales manager Jim Brown.   The two-day extravaganza will feature over 4,000 items in over 1,500 lots and includes memorabilia dating back to the track's infancy in 1964, including art, murals, and signage.   The auction will also include rest...
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Trio hopes for memorable Adios Pace

on 07/25/2018 2:00 AM
Dorsoduro Hanover is looking for his first open stakes win. Ron Burke and Matt Kakaley are looking for their first Adios win. Together they can achieve those accomplishments Saturday.   After finishing second by a nose to Hitman Hill in his elimination, Dorsoduro Hanover will start from post 5 in Saturday's $400,000 Delvin Miller Adios Pace for the Orchids for 3 year olds at Th...
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French trotter Ubanji wins debut in Philly

on 07/25/2018 2:00 AM
A pair of $16,000 conditioned events, one on each gait, were featured on the Wednesday afternoon card at Harrah's Philadelphia.   The trotters were up first, and the Explosive Matter gelding Major Impact lowered his mark to 1:55.2 in winning by 1 1/4 lengths over pacesetting favorite Scirocco Imsosmart. Victor Kirby rated his charge third inside then moved out late on the turn as th...
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Bronx Seelster wins Ontario Gold

on 07/24/2018 2:00 AM
Ontario Sired two-year-old pacing colts took over Woodbine Mohawk Park on Monday evening, competing for a total of $337,850 in two Gold and eight Grassroots divisions. Bronx Seelster moved to the top of the division standings with his second straight Gold Series victory in the evening’s eighth race. Driver Trevor Henry eased the colt away from Post 7 and settled him in fifth as Arcane See...
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Eddie Davis Jr. wins 5,000th career race

on 07/24/2018 2:00 AM
Eddie Davis Jr. reached the major career milestone of 5,000 wins at Plainridge Park on Monday afternoon when he captured the $14,000 Winners Over Handicap feature pace with Quick Shot in commanding fashion.  From his assigned post six, Quick Shot fired to the front and never looked back. Stopping the timer in :26, :55 and 1:22.2, the gelding looked stronger as the mile went on. Heading...
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Batavia opens with NYSS 2FT divisions

on 07/24/2018 2:00 AM
Three $36,567 divisions of the New York Sire Stakes for 2-year-old trotting fillies were contested under rainy conditions on opening night at Batavia Downs Monday evening,  but the weather didn’t deter the girls from going some impressive miles throughout the night.  Conway Kellyanne (Conway Hall-Pacific Centerfold) won the fastest heat and she did it very convincingly. After dr...
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French trotter Bioness wins at Pocono

on 07/24/2018 2:00 AM
Julio’s Girl, reserved by driver Eric Carlson off a spirited pace, passed half her race opposition from midstretch to score in Monday’s $14,000 distaff claiming handicap pacing feature at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono in 1:53.1 on a sloppy track while paying $60 to win. Unbeamlieveable, not worse than second in this class since joining it on June 11, customarily dashed to the front, a...
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Goshen Yearling Sale catalog now online

on 07/24/2018 2:00 AM
The catalog for the Goshen Yearling Sale that will be held at the Mark Ford Training Center in Middletown, N.Y. on Sunday, Sept. 9 is now available for online viewing.   The 122-horse online roster is linked to Standardbred Canada's TrackIT database that provides an updated four-generation breeding and pedigree report. The software also has the ability to be cross referenced by sire, gait...
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Wisdom Tree headlines Wed. NYSS at Batavia

on 07/24/2018 2:00 AM
For the second time in as many racing days, a band of state-bred sisters will be invading Batavia Downs on Wednesday afternoon, July 25, when the New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) 3-year-old pacing fillies go postward to compete in three divisions for a total purse of $120,400.   NYSS divisions go in races one, five and seven with post time for the first race at 5 p.m.   Headlining the p...
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Family project Jamie's Renegade a winner

on 07/24/2018 2:00 AM
Debbie and Jamie Bozman were hoping for a fun mother-daughter experience when they purchased a 3-month-old female pacer in the summer of 2015. Although Jamie was raised around harness racing horses, trained by her father Walt Bozman Jr., she never owned one until that day.   The filly, a daughter of Pacific Renegade out of the mare Honey, was named Jamie's Renegade. She has proved to be a...
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Seventeen entered in Oaks; no elims for Haughton

on 07/24/2018 2:00 AM
The Hambletonian Oaks has attracted 17 fillies, with two eliminations on Saturday at the Meadowlands.   Favorites in the field include reigning divisional champ Manchego, Plunge Blue Chip and Phaetosive, who will headline the battle for a slot in the $500,000 final on Saturday, Aug. 4, at the Big M.   Posts will be drawn later Tuesday. here are the Oaks entrants, in alphabetic...
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Hitman Hill PP3, American History PP4 in Adios

on 07/24/2018 2:00 AM
Hitman Hill will leave from post 3 and American History from post 4 in Saturday's $400,000 final of the Delvin Miller Adios Pace for the Orchids at The Meadows.   As winners of Adios eliminations, the connections of that pair earned the right to select their post positions for the final, with Hitman Hill choosing first after winning a draw. All other post positions in the 9-horse fi...
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