Trotting filly Hawaii among Harvest winners at Mohawk

on 10/20/2020 8:28 AM
The Harvest Series for Ontario sired two-year-old fillies kicked off Monday on a rainy night at Woodbine Mohawk Park. A total of four $17,000 divisions were contested with trotting fillies starting the evening before the pacing fillies took their turn later in the card. The Justice Hall filly Hawaii took care of business in the first division for trotting fillies by moving from fourth to...
Read More

Arrangements announced for Harold Kelly, 85

on 10/19/2020 9:29 PM
Harold Kelly, who drove more than 4,500 winners with $19.3 million in purses in his career, died Monday night, Oct. 19. He was 85. Mr. Kelly was raised on a farm in western Pennsylvania. He began his professional driving career in 1951, with his first drive coming at the age of 16 at a small track in Painsville, Ohio. He raced at tracks in the western Pennsylvania ...
Read More

Jack’s Legend N wins 4th straight at Harrington

on 10/19/2020 9:18 PM
Rich Lombardo, David Kryway, Eric Good and Josh Green's Jack's Legend N ($2.80, Pat Berry) notched his fourth straight win Monday at Harrington Raceway with a 1:52 triumph in the $18,000 Open Pace. Trained by co-owner Green, the 6-year-old Bettor's Delight gelding has been the scourge of the upper level conditioned ranks of late and had no troubles Monday after setting a...
Read More

Wyatt J, Without A Warning undefeated in MASS

on 10/19/2020 9:12 PM
The third session of the Massachusetts Sires Stakes (MASS) for 3-year-old contenders met at Plainridge Park on Monday to compete for the $112,500 in available purses with two early favorites ending the day three-for-three in the stake.    The 3-year-old male pacers saw Wyatt J (American Ideal-Think Pink) successful for a third straight week after hanging on for the...
Read More

Cambassador posts 50th career win at Dayton

on 10/19/2020 5:53 PM
Thirteen-year-old Cambassador, who has won at least one race in 10 of the last 11 years, won for the 50th time on Monday afternoon at Hollywood Dayton Raceway.   Current owner-trainer Parker Smith, the son of driver Jeremy Smith, has won seven of those 50 races with Cambassador and claims "he is my favorite horse ever.  I've claimed him three times and hope I can ke...
Read More

Lady’s Dude, Jeffery P win Meadows features

on 10/19/2020 5:49 PM
Lady’s Dude exploded to the top from post 4 and never had an anxious moment as he scored in 1:53.4 in the slop in Monday’s co-feature at The Meadows, a $10,800 conditioned trot.   The 9-year-old Victory Sam-Lady’s Star gelding poured it on late for Tony Hall and defeated the rallying Full Surge by 3 1/2 lengths, with the pocket-sitting Truman Jr Hanover third. ...
Read More

Muscle Diamond retired, to stand in Ohio

on 10/19/2020 11:19 AM
Royally-bred, multiple stakes winner Muscle Diamond 2,1:53.4; 3,1:53.2f; 1:50.1 ($834,424) has been retired from racing and will begin stallion service at Cool Winds Farm, Lima, Ohio, for the 2021 breeding season. Muscle Diamond is by Muscle Hill and is out of the World Champion mare Windylane Hanover 3,1:53 ($1,155,231), and will stand for a stud fee of $4,000. A fast and ultra-consistent...
Read More

New format for 2YOs Final Four at Meadowlands

on 10/19/2020 9:27 AM
The 2020 Grand Circuit stakes season at the Meadowlands will conclude on Saturday, Nov. 21 with the $1 million TVG finals for older horses and $1.5 million Freshman Fall Final Four (Goldsmith Maid, Three Diamonds, Valley Victory and Governor's Cup).   While it seems a lifetime ago, when the live racing dates for 2020 were awarded by the New Jersey Racing Commission last ...
Read More

Cool Creek Farm sells Ontario Select topper

on 10/19/2020 9:15 AM
Cool Creek Farm topped the Ontario Selected Yearling Sale yesterday with the $140,000 auction of trotting colt All In Resolve.   Scott McEneny purchased the Resolve-Im A Munchie Girl colt on behalf of Brad Grant of Milton, Ontario. This was one of four offered by Cool Creek Farm, annually among the leading breeders in Canada. The farm grossed $253,000 for a hefty average of ...
Read More

Jack's Shadow shines in Philly feature

on 10/19/2020 8:28 AM
After staving off pressure to prevail on the lead last week, Jack's Shadow N ($5.20) lifted off cover to just nab Itsrockandroll A in Sunday's featured event at Harrah's Philadelphia, a $14,400 top-level conditioned pace. Tim Tetrick was patient early with the 6-year-old Shadow Play gelding, settling just worse than midfield while Da Delightful (Daniel Dubé) worked clear...
Read More

Scootnroll wins ninth in 10 starts at Pocono

on 10/19/2020 8:26 AM
The Roll With Joe sophomore gelding Scootnroll, unraced at two, is now nine-for-10 lifetime, and for the second straight week he took his revenge over the only horse to defeat him, Billy Lincoln N, by winning a $12,000 pacing contest on the Sunday twilight card at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono in a lifetime-best 1:50.2.   Scootnroll, leaving from the outside post in the field of sev...
Read More

Mullinax rewrites track and stake records at Plainridge

on 10/18/2020 7:41 PM
The third leg of the Massachusetts Sire Stakes for 2-year-olds of both gaits and genders was held at Plainridge Park on Sunday afternoon (Oct. 17) with $113,750 in purses up for grabs.   In the first of two divisions of 2-year-old male pacers, Mullinax (American Ideal-Up Front Kellie Jo) made his presence known while winning in a big way.   Mullinax (Scott Zeron) got away t...
Read More

Drama Act wins Courageous Lady from post 8

on 10/18/2020 8:45 AM
Drama Act overcame post 8 to prevail against Grand Circuit stock in Saturday’s $120,000 Courageous Lady at MGM Northfield Park.   Driven by Matt Kakaley, Drama Act sat sixth through the :27.2 opening quarter. “I was just trying to get her around a few and then drop in,” explained Kakaley. Drama Act found herself second-over through fractions of :55.4 a...
Read More

OSS Super Final night one for the record books

on 10/18/2020 8:09 AM
Super Final Night 2020 delivered a spectacular harness racing finale to the Ontario Sires Stakes season at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Saturday, Oct. 17, complete with a dead heat, photo finishes, thrilling stretch duels and impressive individual performances. Pemberton claimed the three-year-old trotting colt title with a commanding three and three-quarter length victory in the seventh of the ei...
Read More

Harambe Deo does it again at Big M

on 10/18/2020 8:05 AM
It mattered little to Harambe Deo that he was facing the hottest horse at the track as well as one of the best mares of this or any generation Saturday night at The Meadowlands, as he took down Highalator and Shartin N in the Preferred Handicap for pacers. The race panned out similarly to last week, when Harambe Deo put up fast quarters at both ends of the mile in a spectacular score. The Jef...
Read More

Ohio Sires Stakes closes out 2020 season 

on 10/17/2020 11:32 PM
The 2020 Ohio Sires Stakes season came to a close on Saturday night, Oct. 17, as eight $75,000 Consolation divisions for 2- and 3-year-olds were contested at Northfield Park.    Katie's Lucky Day, the 7-5 favorite, captured the 2-year-old filly trot easily in 1:56.2 for trainer-owner Bill Cottongim of Stockbridge, MI.  The daughter of Uncle Peter-Europass-Andov...
Read More

Stars Align for fourth straight win at Dayton

on 10/17/2020 11:28 PM
It doesn't seem to make a bit of difference how the stars align in southwest Ohio, Stars Align A seems unbeatable in the weekly Open Pace.  The Aussie import raced for brand new owner Joshua Graber, who purchased the 7-year old son of Art Major via a recent online auction for a reported $100,000 bid, on Saturday night (Oct. 17) with the same result--a stunning and dominating p...
Read More

Cultural Paradise lights it up in Batavia open

on 10/17/2020 9:46 PM
Although it was a short field after the scratch of Mr. Euroman, Cultural Paradise was grossly overlooked and ended up putting regret in the wallets of those who ignored him after he handily won the $8,500 Open I Handicap pace at Batavia Downs on Saturday (Oct. 17).   As Stratosphere (Drew Monti) and Manceiver (Denny Bucceri) traded leads going to the half, Cultural Paradise (Kyle Cumm...
Read More

Dube sweeps Saturday Freehold stakes

on 10/17/2020 9:28 PM
Saturday afternoon (October 17) was a big day for driver Dan Dube, as he won both 2-year-old pacing stakes on the card. The big one came in the New Jersey Sire Stakes- Standardbred Development Fund Final for 2-year-old colt and gelding pacers. He guided Bill MacKenzie-trained Captain Fancy to a 3 1/2 length win as the favorite. He had it rough early on, battling for the early lead with a host o...
Read More

Shenandoah Horse of the Meet title still 3-way battle

on 10/17/2020 6:47 AM
Penn, Rydia Hanover and Call Me Thefireman each scored a win Friday at Shenandoah Downs and furthered their respective consideration in Horse of the Meet discussions. The five-week season in Woodstock concludes Saturday.   Barkley Counts' Penn wired the field for his fourth win of the meet but had to hold off fast closing Miss Flora at the wire. The 10-year-old Master Glide geldin...
Read More