Categories

Ruiz, Bauslaugh fined for Jugette barn incident

on 10/07/2016 2:00 AM
The Ohio State racing Commission (OSRC) has issued $1,000 fines to trainer Matias Ruiz and veterinarian Dr. Louis Bauslaugh for their part in what led to the scratching of I Said Diamonds from the Jugette for 3-year-old filly pacers on Wednesday, Sept. 21, at Delaware, Ohio.   The morning before the Jugette, Dr. Bauslaugh was in the Jugette Barn stall of I Said Diamonds adminis...
Read More

Futurity preview in new Weekend Preview!

on 10/07/2016 2:00 AM
The two-week Grand Circuit meet is heading toward its conclusion Sunday afternoon, and the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview takes a look at all the action, including Marion Marauder’s attempt to become the ninth winner of trotting’s Triple Crown. We talked to trainers Paula Wellwood and Mike Keeling about Marion Marauder’s chances, and we received some input from some of t...
Read More

Ariana G grandest in ISS 2FT splits

on 10/07/2016 2:00 AM
Overtaking pacesetter Cool Cates after the half, Ariana G strolled around the far turn and through the stretch to win one of four divisions of the $255,000 International Stallion Stake for 2-year-old trotting fillies in 1:51.3 on Friday afternoon at The Red Mile.   Setting splits of :27.4 and :55.4, Cool Cates led before losing the lead to Ariana G, who was flushed first over by Che...
Read More

Lexington Selected Friday average climbs

on 10/07/2016 2:00 AM
The Lexington Selected Yearling Sale posted another strong average price on Friday night as the 113 horses sold generated a figure of $25,522. That's an increase of $4,184 over last year's Session 4 average of $21,338, or 19.6 percent.   Overall, through four sessions the sale has generated an average price of $62,226 for 491 yearlings. That's up 24.4 percent, or $12,203, from the 2...
Read More

Lex still strong; $350,000 top price on 2nd night

on 10/06/2016 2:00 AM
The second session of the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale could accurately be described as more subdued compared to the opening session, but serious buyers were in attendance and drove the sale to maintain an average price of $92,717 through two sessions. With a total of 233 yearlings sold, that is a 20.7 percent increase over the average of $76,805 through the first two sessions in 2015. ...
Read More

Control The Moment to stand at Tara Hills

on 10/06/2016 2:00 AM
Tara Hills Stud is very pleased to announce that O'Brien Award winner Control The Moment p, 2, 1:49.2; 3, 1:48.2 ($1,227,832) will begin his stud career at our facility beginning with the 2017 breeding season. Trained throughout his career by Brad Maxwell, Control The Moment enjoyed a nearly flawless rookie season, winning eight of nine starts which included the Metro elimination and final,...
Read More

Jesse V takes third straight Indiana final

on 10/06/2016 2:00 AM
Freshman trotting colts were the featured attraction at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino in the fifth and final round of $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes finals on Wednesday, October 5. With Ricky Macomber Jr. in the bike, Jesse V staged a valiant stretch rally to prevail in a tight photo for win in 1:58.2 and notch his third consecutive victory in the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes finals. Leavi...
Read More

Master Clave leads Delaware 2YO champs

on 10/06/2016 2:00 AM
More than $500,000 in total purses was at stake Wednesday night at Harrington Raceway as the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) $100,000 final events for 2-year-olds headlined the program.   It was a big night for driver Ross Wolfenden, who was the winning pilot in two of the DSBF final events and had five wins on the program.   Wolfenden guided unbeaten trotter M...
Read More

Black Book 2 now available online

on 10/06/2016 2:00 AM
The 2016 edition of The Black Book 2 can now be found on Standardbred Horse Sales Company's website www.theblackbook.com/catalog-downloads.php. Printed catalogs are expected to be available for shipping on October 12. The Mixed Sale begins on Thursday, November 10 and ends on Friday, November 11 at the PA Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, PA, following the Select Yearling Sale which takes place...
Read More

Backstretch With Gordon: A Triple Crown?

on 10/06/2016 2:00 AM
Scott Frost, Speedy Scot, Ayres, Nevele Pride, Lindy's Pride, Super Bowl, Windsong's Legacy and Glidemaster. Those are the eight winners of trotting's Triple Crown. Will Marion Marauder join the exclusive list on Sunday? In my quest to find that answer, my first stop on yet another glorious Thursday morning at The Red Mile was to see Marion Marauder. The Hambo and Yonkers Trot winner is res...
Read More

Marion Marauder draws post 11 in KY Futurity

on 10/06/2016 2:00 AM
If Marion Marauder wants to become the ninth winner of trotting's Triple Crown in Sunday afternoon's 124th Kentucky Futurity at The Red Mile, he will have to do so starting from the trailing post 11 in the 12-horse field. Interestingly, Bar Hopping, coming off a Bluegrass win on Oct. 2 at The Red Mile, also drew a trailing spot, landing post 12, while reigning divisional champ Southwind F...
Read More

Gural issues statement on Meadowlands purses

on 10/06/2016 2:00 AM
New Meadowlands Racetrack owner, and chairman Jeff Gural has issued the following statement regarding the current status of the purse account at the Meadowlands:   "I'm being told that social media has been abuzz in response to some of my recent statements regarding the purse account at the Meadowlands. I want to state the facts and clear up any misconceptions about t...
Read More

Walner sets 2CT world record 1:51.3 at Red Mile

on 10/06/2016 2:00 AM
Sweeping to command off a :55.1 half, Walner gradually drew clear of his rivals and sprinted home in the stretch to win one of five divisions for the $280,000 International Stallion Stake on Thursday afternoon at The Red Mile in 1:51.3, beating Southwind Frank's world record of 1:52.2 set in the International Stallion Stake last year.   Dover Dan grabbed the lead through a :28....
Read More

MacDonald wins five at Vernon

on 10/06/2016 2:00 AM
Leading driver John MacDonald notched a five-bagger on Thursday evening's eight-race card at Vernon Downs, sweeping the back half of the program. The 34-year-old Prince Edward Island native extended his advantage over Chris Lems in the seasonal table to 40 wins, taking his first win of the night in a $3,600 trotting event with Empirestateofmind ($5.70, 2:01.1), a 2-year-old daughter of Cant...
Read More

Bull market continues at Lexington sale

on 10/06/2016 2:00 AM
The bullish marketplace at the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale continued on Thursday night, Session 3, with 145 yearlings generating an average price 26.8 percent higher than for the same session in 2015. This year Session 3 posted an average price of $41,834 versus $32,980 in 2015.   The average price for the entire sale, with 378 yearlings sold, is $73,198, an increase ...
Read More

New Preview! Be ready for Thursday racing

on 10/05/2016 2:00 AM
The Red Mile resumes Grand Circuit racing on Thursday afternoon, and with great weather predicted, you'll want to make sure you can follow the action and a special edition of HarnessRacing Lexington Preview is required.   The free and new Preview has stories about 2-year-old trotters set to compete, along with complimentary TrackMaster past performance pages.   The new Pr...
Read More

Always B Miki to stand at Diamond Creek in '17

on 10/05/2016 2:00 AM
World champion Always B Miki p, 1:47f ($2,227,368), who holds the distinction of winning three races in 1:47 in a single season—no other horse has more than one 1:47 or faster mile--will be retired to stud duty at Diamond Creek Farm in Pennsylvania at the end of his 2016 racing campaign. He is scheduled to compete in the Allerage on Sunday at The Red Mile and then complete his career at the ...
Read More

Bubba Washington dies at 77

on 10/05/2016 2:00 AM
General Washington Jr., 77, aka "Bubba," a retired harness horseman and staple of the Monticello community, died Sept. 30 at Catskill Regional Medical Center.   Mr. Washington is the son of the late Bessie and General Washington and was born Feb. 12, 1939, in Timmonsville, S.C. Born to humble beginnings, he migrated north where he mastered his craft and love of horses and was n...
Read More

Pompano closes simulcasting due to storm

on 10/05/2016 2:00 AM
Due to the impending arrival of Hurricane Matthew, Pompano Park has revised their simulcast schedule for Thursday, October 6 and Friday, October 7. Pompano Park will be closed for simulcasting on Thursday and will re-open for regular simulcasting on Friday beginning at 12 noon. On Thursday, we will continue to pass through harness signals to other facilities within the State.
Read More

Full brother to Mission Brief brings $800k in Lex

on 10/05/2016 2:00 AM
Come See The Show kicked off the opening session of the 2016 Lexington Selected Yearling Sale with a bang, selling for $550,000, and a steady pace of high prices continued until Hip 70, a Muscle Hill full brother to Mission Brief, flirted with a record-setting price until he was finally hammered down for $800,000 at the Fasig-Tipton Sales Pavilion on Tuesday night.   The record pric...
Read More