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Sign up for Saturday's handicapping qualifier

on 01/17/2018 12:00 AM
Two more spots are up for grabs this Saturday in Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment's $200 January Qualifier. The qualifier has a $200 total fee ($100 entry plus a $100 real-money bankroll). The format requires players to bet a minimum of $10 Win wagers on 10 Meadowlands races. Players can wager on more than 10 races if they so desire. Players can register on-site Saturday up until 7:15 pm...
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Haverstick's Big M return brings fond memories

on 01/17/2018 12:00 AM
Iron Mine Bucky and trainer Greg Haverstick return to the Meadowlands Racetrack on Friday for the eighth time since appearing there in the 2016 Hambletonian Stakes, but the trip never gets old. Haverstick relives Hambletonian Day every time he goes back.   "I do," Haverstick said. "You never forget that day. As long as I live, I guess, I'll never forget it. It was a dream come true....
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Buffalo races for purse money only, no wagering

on 01/17/2018 12:00 AM
A power surge at Buffalo Raceway has caused a failure of Amtote's PC Color Display Computer System and its backup. Due to the lack of odds and prices being presented, wagering on the 11-race card for Wednesday evening has been canceled.   The races will be run for purse only and broadcast throughout the entire simulcast network.   We apologize for this inconvenience. (Buf...
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Shark Gal wins Meadows feature with first-over move

on 01/17/2018 12:00 AM
  Shark Gal was first over forever, but she still had enough in the tank to draw off in the lane en route to victory in Wednesday's feature at The Meadows, a $12,700 Filly & Mare Conditioned Pace. Trainer/driver Wilbur Yoder had Shark Gal moving from sixth before the half. The 6-year-old daughter of Shark Gesture-Daybreak Gal steadily gobbled up horses and cleared into the fin...
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Miss Irish Rose A takes Buffalo feature

on 01/17/2018 12:00 AM
Wagering may have been cancelled at Buffalo Raceway due to electrical problems but Miss Irish Rose A was still all business in taking the featured $9,500 Open Pace for the mares on Wednesday night (Jan. 17) in a snappy 1:59.1. A power surge at Buffalo Raceway caused a failure of Amtote's PC Color Display Computer System and its backup. Due to the lack of odds and prices being pr...
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Doolin to receive Davies Humanitarian Award

on 01/16/2018 12:00 AM
Anne Doolin, whose compassion for animals and people in peril has moved her to rescue and foster thousands of pets and provide meals and services for so many in need, has been named the 2017 January Davies Humanitarian Award winner presented by the U.S. Harness Writers Association (USHWA). The award was created in 2008 by USHWA member Callie Davies-Gooch in memory of her daughter to recogni...
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Country Kay Sue, dam of CR Kay Suzie, dies

on 01/16/2018 12:00 AM
Hall of Fame broodmare Country Kay Sue, the dam of 1995 Horse of the Year CR Kay Suzie, died Monday (Jan. 15) in Ocala, Fla., owner Rod Allen said today. She was 32. Country Kay Sue was limited to nine lifetime races because of injuries, but made her name as a broodmare. In addition to being the dam of CR Kay Suzie, she produced CR Renegade, who counted the 1999 Breeders Crown for 3-year-ol...
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Entries closing for Blooded Horse Winter Sale

on 01/16/2018 12:00 AM
Entries for the Blooded Horse Winter Sale close at noon on Wednesday, January 17. The one-day sale will take place on Monday, February 12 in Delaware, Ohio. Horsemen from 27 states and Canada will converge at the home of the Little Brown Jug to replenish their racehorses, look for young prospects, pick up broodmares, and sort through yearlings. Visit www.bloodedhorse.com to enter or to order a...
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Buffalo cancels Friday card

on 01/16/2018 12:00 AM
Due to a shortage of entries for the Friday, Jan. 19, program, officials at Buffalo Raceway were forced to cancel that evening's action that was scheduled for 5 p.m.   There is an 11-race program on Wednesday night, Jan. 17, beginning at 5 p.m. After Friday's cancellation, racing is scheduled to resume on Saturday, Jan. 20, at 6 p.m.   For more information including the latest news...
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NY horsewoman Christine Cachaza dies

on 01/16/2018 12:00 AM
Christine Cachaza, 61, much loved Mother, Nana, Sister, Aunt, and Friend, died Jan. 12 after a two-year battle with pancreatic cancer.   Born May 28, 1956 in Buffalo, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late John E. and Lucille Mongeon. More than anything else, her life centered around her family. Family meant everything to her and we will always remember her reminding us -- "Family is the ...
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Claim To Fame Series continues at Miami Valley

on 01/16/2018 12:00 AM
Six more Claim To Fame Series divisions went postward on Tuesday afternoon at Miami Valley, two for $12,500 claiming mares and four for $8,000 horses and geldings.  When the dust settled, 17 of the 53 horses that entered went home for new owners via the claim box. Distaff winners were Melanies Sharkette (Chris Page, 1:57.1, $6.00 to win) over Well Wishers (Trevor Smith) and Rosie Kit (...
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Arthur Pendragon up late to win at Meadows

on 01/16/2018 12:00 AM
After unsuccessfully challenging Phoenix Warrior N down the backstretch, Arthur Pendragon tried him again late, inching by in the lane to capture Tuesday’s $18,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. Arthur Pendragon and Mike Wilder pulled the pocket past the half, only to find Phoenix Warrior N unwilling to yield. Wilder was able to guide Arthur Pendragon ba...
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Filled Donut wins from 8 hole at Dover

on 01/16/2018 12:00 AM
Filled Donut overcame leaving from outside post 8 to win his second straight, delivering a 1:54.1 success in the $16,000 feature trot in the Tueday headliner at Dover Downs.   Jack Parker Jr. drove NF Happenstance to her third consecutive victory to win the $13,000 Winner’s Over trot. Art Stafford Jr. and trainer Eric Ell teamed up completing an undefeated 2018 for the Andove...
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Dover Dan's first book is full and closed

on 01/15/2018 12:00 AM
The Dover Dan Syndicate would like to thank everyone for their interest in booking to Dover Dan. The syndicate is pleased to announce his book is full and closed for the 2018 breeding season. The response to the son of Andover Hall-CR Kay Suzie was overwhelming and mare owners will be notified within the week as to the status of their applications. Dover Dan is own...
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Wilfong wins 5 at Hawthorne

on 01/15/2018 12:00 AM
On another cold and snowy evening at Hawthorne Race Course, the second week of the winter meet concluded with a fine performance on the track from driver Kyle Wilfong. The 26-year-old guided home five winners from his eight drives on the Sunday card.   After a fourth-place finish in the night's opener with Lilac Laurey, Wilfong won the second race on the card with Skyway Fireball ($...
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Briggs sweeps Herveys; Waterstone runner-up

on 01/15/2018 12:00 AM
Dave Briggs swept the writing categories in the 2017 John Hervey Awards competition, capturing the feature division with a story written for Hoof Beats magazine and the news/commentary division with a story written for Harness Racing Update, the U.S. Harness Writers Association announced Monday. In addition, the U.S. Trotting Association's ustrotting.com was selected the winner of the Herve...
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Foiled Again goes for 100th career win Saturday

on 01/15/2018 12:00 AM
Already with seven figures in earnings, Foiled Again goes for triple figures in wins. Harness racing’s richest-ever horse eyes a 100th career victory Saturday night (Jan. 20), starting from outside post position No. 7 in Yonkers Raceway’s $20,000 first race pace. Win No. 99 came this past Saturday night (Jan. 13), a season-debuting half-length victory (1:55) at the same level (non-winne...
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Miso Fast brings $250,000 to top Tattersalls

on 01/15/2018 12:00 AM
Ed Telle arrived at Monday’s (Jan. 15) Tattersalls January Select Mixed Sale at the Meadowlands Racetrack with the intention of buying one horse, Miso Fast. Several hours later, Telle accomplished his goal. Telle purchased the 4-year-old pacing stallion for $250,000, which was the day’s top price. Formerly trained by Ron Burke, Miso Fast has won seven of 36 career races and earned $647,...
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Mister Virgin scores at Dover, is claimed

on 01/15/2018 12:00 AM
Mister Virgin added another to his victory string which reached five after a 1:51.2 victory in the $10,500 claiming pace at Dover Downs on Monday (Jan.15). Great Kate won the $12,000 featured trot. Ron Davis' Mister Virgin took control of the race, getting the lead in front of the grandstand and never shook off a bid by Cashendash Hanover (Corey Callahan) on the backstretch into deep stretc...
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Manhattan Beach wins Miami Valley Open

on 01/14/2018 12:00 AM
It took Manhattan Beach two tries, but the son of Somebeachsomewhere got his initial victory of 2018 in the $25,000 Open Pace at Miami Valley on Saturday night.  Driver Trace Tetrick benefitted from Manhattan Beach’s best post position in quite some time to control the race throughout. After easily getting the top from the three hole, the winner cruised through quarter splits of :28...
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