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Bouchard returns to Hippodrome 3R after 20 years

on 05/30/2017 2:00 AM
Stephane Bouchard is heading back to his home province of Quebec this Sunday to compete in the second annual All-Star Drivers Tournament at the Hippodrome 3R. He will be competing against top drivers David Miller, defending champion Jody Jamieson, H3R’s leading driver Louis-Philippe Roy, Yannick Gingras, Daniel Dube, Sylvain Filion and Scott Zeron in eight tournament events.  It h...
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Simon Allard hits 3,000 wins with Pocono score

on 05/29/2017 2:00 AM
Driver Simon Allard, coming to The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono Sunday night (May 28) one sulky success short of 3,000 for his career, wasted little time getting the milestone triumph, taking the second race at the mountain oval with San Jose Hanover, rallying the pacer from the pocket and giving him a new mark of 1:54.3. Simon, 35 years old and a native of Quebec now living in nearby Pittst...
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Brian J, Avatar J dead heat for Jacobs at Tioga

on 05/29/2017 2:00 AM
Celebrity Ruth (Trond Smedshammer), Barn Bella (Jeff Gregory), Maewegonow (Charlie Norris) all had New York Sire Stakes wins during first leg for 3-year-old trotting fillies at Tioga Downs Sunday night (May 28). An incredible night of racing started during the Hub International Pace - Final for 3 year-old Colts and Geldings.  The entry from owner Ken Jacobs and trainer Linda Toscano of...
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Gingras rates Ontario Success to victory

on 05/28/2017 2:00 AM
Driver Yannick Gingras rushed Ontario Success to the lead at the quarter in a pulse-pounding :26.4 and then was permitted to tap the brakes for the middle half-mile, which proved to be the difference as the pair took the Saturday night feature at the Meadowlands, which was a $17,500 conditioned pace. Ontario Success, a 7-year-old gelded son of Lis Mara, was permitted to sleepwalk to the hal...
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Halo: Beyonces Rockn sets Northfield record

on 05/28/2017 2:00 AM
Beyonces Rockn crossed the finish line faster than any other mare in the history of Northfield Park when she won the $14,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap in 1:51 on Saturday. The clocking formally broke the 1:52 record for pacing mares 5-years-old and up, which was held by three different horses: Hidden Land (Don Irvine Jr.) from 2015, and Devil Child (David Miller) and Love Forbidden (Aaron M...
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Luck Be Withyou continues Pocono domination

on 05/28/2017 2:00 AM
If you ever look up the term "horses for courses" in the dictionary, it’s 1-20 odds that you find a picture of Luck Be Withyou racing at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono as the illustration. The 6-year-old son of Western Ideal was 1-20 in Saturday’s $20,000 pacing feature, and he yet again justified the fans’ faith by going wire-to-wire in 1:49.3, equaling his season’s mark taken l...
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France's Timoko wins his second Elitlopp

on 05/28/2017 2:00 AM
France won the Elitlopp but Bold Eagle was not the horse standing in the winner's circle. Instead, the 10-year-old Timoko, who won the race in 2014, advanced to the final with a third-place finish in his elimination and then surprisingly controlled the final heat. He won in 1:51 by one-half length over the fast-closing Propulsion, bred in the US by Cane Run Farm and Bluestone Farms. Bold Ea...
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Crazy Wow captures Maxie Lee Memorial

on 05/28/2017 2:00 AM
The Maxie Lee Memorial Invitational at Harrah’s Philadelphia proved to be the perfect remedy for Crazy Wow’s early-season bout of seconditis. Crazy Wow, who was second in each of his first three races this year, picked up his first win of the campaign in Sunday’s $150,000 event for older trotters, defeating JL Cruze by 2 3/4 lengths in 1:52. Charmed Life, the only mare in the race, wa...
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Mossdale Conner, Lady Shadow win big in Philly

on 05/28/2017 2:00 AM
Peter Tritton wasn’t looking for another horse, but the trainer is happy New Zealand-bred Mossdale Conner found his way to his stable. After watching the 8-year-old gelding win Sunday’s $150,000 Ben Stafford Jr. Invitational to extend his U.S. win streak to four, Tritton said "He’s the best horse I’ve ever had." Mossdale Conner and driver Jordan Stratton won the Stafford by two leng...
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Hemi Seelster tops Red Hot Heribie at Yonkers

on 05/28/2017 2:00 AM
Track announcer John Hernan, said, "Hemi Seelster has fled the scene," and he did not lie, as the horse (Brent Holland, $9.90) made quick work of 11 rivals Sunday afternoon (May 28), winning Yonkers Raceway’s 1-1/4 mile $68,000 Open Trot. Away alertly from post position three, Hemi Seelster stuffed Red Hot Herbie (Dan Dube) in behind coming toward a :27.4 opening quarter-mile. The remaini...
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On The Podium a 1:55.4 trot winner at Saratoga

on 05/28/2017 2:00 AM
On The Podium (Donato Hanover) went coast-to-coast in the Sunday (May 28) feature at Saratoga Casino Hotel. The Al Annunziata trained trotter moved out to the early lead in the $15,000 Winners Over and never looked back. After getting a first half in :57.2, On The Podium didn’t face any real pressure until the final turn when pocket sitter Cincinnati Miss (Frank Coppola Jr.) came out of t...
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What The Hill dominates in NJSS victory

on 05/27/2017 2:00 AM
What The Hill reinforced his standing as a big-time Hambletonian contender, reporting home a dominant winner as the New Jersey Sires Stakes (NJSS) took center stage with four second leg events Friday night at The Meadowlands. The son of 2009 Hambletonian champ Muscle Hill won his NJSS dash for 3-year-old colts and geldings on the trot with ease to stay unbeaten in three starts this year. The ...
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Jewel Lehigh A in 26-1 shocker at Yonkers

on 05/27/2017 2:00 AM
 A perfect trip Jewel Lehigh A (Dan Dube, $55.50) lit up the tote board Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway’s $55,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace. Away sixth from post position three in her first try against the big girls, Jewel Lehigh A saw much action unfold in front of her. Apple Bottom Jeans (George Brennan) made the lead from post seven before a :27 opening quarter-mile. Sh...
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BZ Glide wins 31st in 100th start at Buffalo

on 05/27/2017 2:00 AM
 BZ Glide ($10.20) made it a joyous celebration of his 100th career start on Friday night  with a neck victory over Jim Dandy in Buffalo Raceway's featured $10,000 Open Trot in 2:00 over a good track. It was the 31st time in his career that the 8-year-old gelded BZ Glide (Yankee Glide-Bloomer Zoomer) has found the winner's circle. The victory was the first in three tries this season f...
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Bit Of A Legend N captures Molson Pace

on 05/27/2017 2:00 AM
Favorite Bit Of A Legend N ($3.80) and driver Jordan Stratton swept to the lead at the quarter pole and never looked back en route to winning the $150,000 Molson Pace, the final race of the meet at The Raceway at Western Fair District on Friday night. Defending champion Evenin Of Pleasure (Sylvain Filion) fired to the lead off the gate from post five, but Stratton moved inside starter ...
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Hannah Miller scores Yonkers/Big M double

on 05/27/2017 2:00 AM
As the Memorial Day holiday weekend began, a familiar face found the winners circle under the bright lights of the Big M Friday night. Hannah Miller, driving the post time favorite, Panana Republic, ended up victorious in a mile timed in 1:56. As several leavers left from their post positions, Miller remained patient, getting away sixth at the first calling. That didn’t last for long as she c...
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Lord Cromwell looks to rule in NYSS

on 05/27/2017 2:00 AM
Dexter Cup champion Lord Cromwell has the biggest win in his division so far this year, but he will have his hands full Memorial Day Monday afternoon when he takes on last year’s New York Sire Stakes champion Devious Man in the second (race six) of three divisions of the New York Sires Stakes (NYSS) for 3-year-old colt trotters at Vernon Downs. Each carries a purse of just under $40,000. "He ...
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Downbytheseaside best in Rooney final

on 05/27/2017 2:00 AM
World champion Downbytheseaside's sophomore record remains intact after a decisive score in 1:52 in the $340,000 Art Rooney Pace at Yonkers Raceway on Saturday evening.  Commencing his journey in rein to David Miller from post position three the 1-9 favorite sat in third in the early stages behind Summer Side (Tim Tetrick) and Miso Fast (Matt Kakaley). As Summer Side set the opening pa...
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I Know My Chip sets Hoosier track record

on 05/27/2017 2:00 AM
For the first time this season, a track record was re-established at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino during the evening’s action packed 12-race card on Saturday. I Know My Chip, with Sam Widger in the bike, kicked off the evening’s program off with a bang as he lowered the track record for older trotting geldings to 1:52.1 in the first race of the program, a $21,000 Invitational Trot.&nbs...
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Penguins win; Antonacci scores PRc hat trick

on 05/26/2017 2:00 AM
It was a dark and stormy day. But despite the wind, rain and sloppy going, Mambo Lindy delivered like the postman and won the $13,000 Open trotting feature at Plainridge Park on Thursday afternoon.   Mistress Valentine (Mark Eaton) embarked on her usual mission of getting the lead, but resistance from Midnite Craze (Ivan Davies) and Trotalot (Heath Campbell) stretched that process out unt...
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