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Agent Q sets 1:48.4 stakes mark in Mistletoe Shalee

on 07/15/2017 2:00 AM
Agent Q moved alongside leader Brazuca on the final turn and pulled away from the field to win Saturday’s $165,700 Mistletoe Shalee for 3-year-old filly pacers by two lengths in a stakes- and track-record equaling 1:48.4 at the Meadowlands. Idyllic Beach finished second and Awash was third. Sent off as the 1-5 favorite, Agent Q and driver David Miller were fourth in the raceâ...
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Emoticon, Hannelore score in Miss Versatility

on 07/15/2017 2:00 AM
In a 1:51 world-record performance for a 4-year-old mare, Emoticon Hanover and Daniel Dube made light work of the field to win their division of the $30,000 Miss Vesatility for open trotting mares by a length and a half on Saturday at the Meadowlands.  Dube got the daughter of Kadabra off the gate and to the lead first before the :28.3 first quarter and held Broadwa...
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Marion Marauder captures Hambo Maturity

on 07/15/2017 2:00 AM
It was a big-time performance by the defending Trotter of the Year. Driven by Scott Zeron, 1-5 favorite Marion Marauder chased down Cufflink Hanover by a head in 2:05.2 for the mile-and-an-eighth distance to capture the $458,750 Hambletonian Maturity for 4-year-old trotters at the Meadowlands Saturday night, and in doing so, became the first horse in the fourth edition of the series to comple...
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NY round up: Oh My Joepa one of 4 wins for MacDonald

on 07/15/2017 2:00 AM
Leading Vernon driver John MacDonald won four races on the Saturday night card at Vernon Downs, and Oh My Joepa (MacDonald) went gate-to-wire and barely held on to take Vernon Downs' feature. Owned, trained, and driven by John MacDonald, Oh My Joepa (Rock N Roll Hanover) would put up the fractions  :26,  :55, 1:23.1, and the Mike's in 1:52. Oh My Joepa ($3.40) won for the third st...
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Meadowlands Pace won by Huntsville in 1:47.4

on 07/15/2017 2:00 AM
The heated rivalry between Huntsville (4) and Downbytheseaside reached a fever pitch late in the $738,550 Crawford Farms Meadowlands Pace on Saturday night (July 15) at the Meadowlands. Huntsville held on by a head, gaining a 4-3 advantage in their eight showdowns. The only time neither got the victory was last month in the North America Cup -- won by Fear The Dragon -- where Hunt...
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Mach It So wins Haughton by a neck

on 07/15/2017 2:00 AM
Mach It So, with David Miller driving, held off a persistent Boston Red Rocks and Brett Miller in the final eighth of a mile to win the $427,400 William Haughton Memorial for open pacers by a neck at the Meadowlands on Saturday night in a time of 2:00.4 for the mile and an eighth distance. Mach It So was off the early pace, set by Bettor’s Edge and Scott Zeron through a snappy :...
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River Otter upsets at 11-1 in $75k Indiana final

on 07/15/2017 2:00 AM
River Otter used a strong stretch rally to pull the 11-1 upset in the featured event of the evening, the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes final for two-year-old trotting colts and geldings, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Saturday, July 15. Skillfully driven by Robert Taylor, who also does the training duties, River Otter avoided early traffic issues to stop the timer in 1:58.1 and record a...
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The Dark Shadow emerges from fog to win

on 07/14/2017 2:00 AM
Heading into Thursday's three-year-old pacing colt Grassroots event at Mohawk Racetrack, The Dark Shadow had delivered nine top five finishes in Ontario Sires Stakes action without ever visiting the winner's circle. That dubious streak came to an end in the third $18,800 Grassroots division Thursday as The Dark Shadow paced out of the fog in front of the pack and sailed home to a 1:53.1 victory...
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Live Love Laugh takes Vernon mare feature

on 07/14/2017 2:00 AM
Love Live Laugh (Jimmy Whittemore) captured the Thursday night fillies and mares feature ($7,500) at Vernon Downs.   Girlofyourdreams (W Bart Dalious) would take command early and hit the first quarter in :26. Wanna Rock N Roll (Shawn McDonough) would take a short lead, but Girlofyourdreams would re-take the lead all and lead all the way to the top of the stretch. Love Live Laugh (H...
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Kwik Talkin has chance to shine Saturday

on 07/14/2017 2:00 AM
Ottawa, Ont.-based horseman Robert Robinson is no stranger to working with talented horses. Every year, he breaks and trains quality 2-year-olds before shipping them out to trainers who will campaign and race them. Among his former pupils are Gerries Sport, a multiple Ontario Sire Stakes winner. "I do train some horses for people that are pretty well respected, but once I get them ready, they g...
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Dream Baby Dream keeps dreams alive

on 07/14/2017 2:00 AM
If there is anyone on the planet who intends to ask Rod Allen if he plans on procuring the services of another reinsman to steer his Delvin Miller Memorial contestant Dream Baby Dream in this event, or any other, be forewarned he will not even acknowledge the question. After all it is a silly question, as anyone familiar with Allen knows the only individual that will be holding the lines behin...
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Champion mare Delicious has surgery, retired

on 07/14/2017 2:00 AM
The trotting mare Delicious, who was bred by Lindy Farms and trained by Ron Gurfein in the US before she was purchased by Bengt Agerup's Stall Zet and exported to Sweden, has been retired from racing.   The 8-year-old mare holds two world records. She has suffered from stomach problems and had to undergo abdominal surgery earlier this week.   Writing on Stall Zet's w...
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SBOANJ's Renaissance rebate reminder

on 07/14/2017 2:00 AM
The Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey have implemented many new incentive programs for New Jersey breeders in 2017.   Part one of the Renaissance Incentive program offers those resident mare applicants a $400 rebate. Your foal must be registered and proof of registration is due to the SBOANJ office by Oct. 15, 2017. Renaissance Program part two will refund 25 per...
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Osprey Vision, Lucky Pablo score at Buffalo

on 07/14/2017 2:00 AM
Osprey Vision was in focus during Buffalo Raceway's $8,200 co-featured trot on Friday night (July 14) as he went a lifetime best 1:57.1 over the fast track to produce a surprising $23.60 victory over Serious George. Lucky Pablo ($18.00) kept the upsets going in the co-main event by breaking an 0-for-20 streak in 2017 with a head victory over Shawnee Magic in 1:59.3. It was all Osprey V...
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With Lasix, Tequila Monday bounces back

on 07/14/2017 2:00 AM
On Friday night Yonkers Raceway hosted the $170,499 New York Sire Stakes Art Watson Pace for the 3-year-old fillies. The lasses were condensed into a trio of moist $56,833 divisions.   Fresh-Lasix fooled-very-few and Tequila Monday (Brian Sears, $2.50) handily won the first get-together. In play from post position 6, last season’s state frosh champ and this season’s Lismore cham...
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Northern Soirée charges to Tioga victory

on 07/14/2017 2:00 AM
Northern Soiree (Mike Merton) would charge late to steal the Fillies And Mares Open Pace II ($9,000) on Friday night at Tioga Downs. KJ's Caroline (Jim Taggart Jr.) would charge out to the early lead but Shutthefrontdoor (Scott Coulter) would take over after the first quarter.  Shutthefrontdoor (Well Said) was pressured at the three-quarter mark by Iaquinta (Mike SImons).  Nothern...
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Shnitzledosomethin takes Indiana 2CP final

on 07/14/2017 2:00 AM
Indiana-sired freshmen pacing colts were the featured attraction at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday, July 14, as the evening’s 14-race card was highlighted by the first of five $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes finals for the two-year-old pacing colts and geldings. After winning his elimination last week, Shnitzledosomethin turned in another dominant performance to best nine other riva...
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Wishing Stone's offspring sweep in NJSS

on 07/14/2017 2:00 AM
Champions of the Garden State were crowned on Friday night at the Meadowlands as a four-pack of $100,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes Finals were contested for 2-year-olds.   Princess Marxxx drifted to the middle of the track but was able to outsprint her opponents to win the Filly Trot in 1:58 after winning last week's second preliminary leg in 1:57.4. She was driven by Andy Miller and i...
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Wings Of Royalty wins Vernon feature in 1:52.4

on 07/14/2017 2:00 AM
Wings of Royalty (Chris Lems) captured the trot feature ($9,500) at Vernon Downs on Friday night. Owned by Raymond Campbell and trained by George Ducharme, WIngs Of Royalty (RC Royalty) flew out of the gate and controlled all the fractions, :28.1, :57.1, 1:24.3, with a final time of 1:52.4.  The 7-year-old horse would pay $2.70 for the win, the 17th time in his career. Winding Hill ...
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Dee Rocks wins INSS final, extends streak to 5

on 07/13/2017 2:00 AM
  Dee Rocks and driver Sam Widger turned in a dominant performance to find the winner’s circle in the featured event of the evening, the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Final for two-year-old pacing fillies, on Wednesday, July 12 at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. Scoring in 1:53.3, the rookie filly recorded her fifth consecutive victory to remain undefeated in 2017 and also establish...
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