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Snowstorm Hanover equals PASS mark at Mea

on 07/15/2016 2:00 AM
Snowstorm Hanover matched the stake record when he stormed through the slop and scored in 1:56 in Friday's Pennsylvania Sires Stake action at The Meadows.   The $192,004 event for 2-year-old colt and gelding trotters, known as the Hickory Pride, was contested over six divisions, with Affair Of Honor, Dover Dan, Don Dream, Lucky Matter and Moonshiner Hanover also taking splits. Train...
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Bartlett sweeps pair in NYSS at Yonkers

on 07/15/2016 2:00 AM
Jason Bartlett won five races Friday night, included both halves of Yonkers Raceway equally-divided $167,874 New York Sire Stakes Art Watson Pace for 3-year-old fillies. A first-up Soft Idea ($24.40) just held sway in the opening $83,937 division. Grabbing an three-hole from post position No. 5, she watched 31-1 proposition Angels Rockn Pink (Mark MacDonald) throw down early interval...
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3YO colts in Ohio Sires Stakes action at ScD

on 07/14/2016 2:00 AM
It promises to be an exciting weekend of racing action at Eldorado Scioto Downs with Ohio Sire Stakes action highlighting both weekend race cards. On Friday (July 15), the 3-year-old colt trotters will be in town. The third and most compelling division will go as race 10 of Friday's baker's dozen. It features a rematch of Kanthaka and Another Breath. Only a neck separated the two at the wire i...
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License for new PA casino denied; future in doubt

on 07/14/2016 2:00 AM
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board voted unanimously on Wednesday to deny Endeka Entertainment's application for a racetrack/casino license in Lawrence County. The project was proposed initially about 12 years ago but was never able to get off the ground. Several groups over the years were involved with the project, with Endeka entering the effort in May 2015 when Penn National Gaming op...
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New Jersey Sires Stakes on tap Friday at Big M

on 07/14/2016 2:00 AM
The Meadowlands features a quartet of $100,000 New Jersey Sires Stakes (NJSS) freshman finals among 14 live races on Friday night. Post time is 7:15 p.m.   The pacing colts come up first in Race 2 and the road to the title goes through Every Way Out. An easy winner in both preliminary legs including a sharp 1:55 effort in his last, Every Way Out faces just five rivals for new connec...
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Racing Hill's owner looks forward to Pace

on 07/14/2016 2:00 AM
Racing Hill heads to Saturday's $732,050 Crawford Farms Meadowlands Pace as the 9-5 morning line favorite. And while the colt's trip to the Meadowlands Racetrack will consist of a relatively short trailer ride on the New Jersey Turnpike, his owner's journey will be considerably longer.   Tom Hill, a 64-year-old lifelong participant in harness racing, will be joining Racing Hill...
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RUS trotters set for Sunday at Ocean Downs

on 07/14/2016 2:00 AM
Race fans attending the races Sunday evening at Ocean Downs will be witnesses to a Racing Under Saddle (RUS) event featuring a competitive field of eight trotters going for a purse of $5,000 in a race sponsored by Back On Track, Friends of Maryland Standardbreds, RUS America, and Ocean Downs. The non-wagering event will take place after the evening's sixth race.   Leading the f...
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SOANY announces scholarship winners

on 07/14/2016 2:00 AM
Bob MacDougall, chairman of the co-sponsored SOA of New York/Yonkers Raceway Scholarship Committee, has announced that Johnathan Hallet is the winner of the 2016-2017 Scholarship Award in the amount of $5,000. There was a tie for second place between Olena Hauser and Alleysha Reynolds and they will each receive a $2,500 award.   Hallet is currently enrolled at the University of Cent...
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Boni rates Always B Miki's Haughton chances

on 07/14/2016 2:00 AM
Round Two in what is hoped to be a season-long series of pacing showdowns is set to take place at the Meadowlands Racetrack on Saturday, and at least one owner involved with the principal characters will cherish every minute of it. He likely won't be alone.   Highlighting the $471,800 William R. Haughton Memorial for older male pacers is another much-anticipated battle between 5-yea...
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Blue Moon Stride favored in Mistletoe Shalee

on 07/14/2016 2:00 AM
Blue Moon Stride might not attract the same attention as some of her division rivals, such as Pure Country, LA Delight, and Darlinonthebeach, but the 3-year-old female pacer draws plenty of admiration from her trainer, Mark Harder.   "Because I train her and I like her, I think she can win a big one," said Harder, who trains Blue Moon Stride for owners Emilio and Maria Rosati of Aus...
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Pure Country captures PASS split in 1:51.1

on 07/14/2016 2:00 AM
Three-year-old filly pacers were in Pennsylvania Sires Stakes action on Thursday afternoon at Harrah's Philadelphia, and Pure Country lived up to her 1-9 odds on the toteboard to easily capture the first $79,880 division.   Bypassing Saturday's Mistletoe Shalee at the Meadowlands to instead accumulate points on the Sires Stakes leaderboard and secure herself a place in September's r...
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Carsey story to be revisited Friday on CBS News

on 07/14/2016 2:00 AM
The CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley is scheduled to broadcast an update on Friday, July 15, of its Oct. 23, 2015, story on 11-year-old Breana Carsey and her trotting colt MJB Got Faith, winner of four legs of the Ohio Sire Stakes and the $225,000 final last year. The story will air as part of the "On the Road with Steve Hartman" segment and is scheduled to be rebroadcast on C...
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Meadowlands stakes, race conditions in new Preview!

on 07/14/2016 2:00 AM
The second showdown between Always B Miki, Freaky Feet Pete and Wiggle It Jiggleit is set for Saturday’s Haughton Memorial at the Meadowlands, but the race also set the stage for a showdown on social media regarding the race conditions, which spells out the distance be 1 1/8 miles and capped at 12 starters. Wiggle It Jiggleit’s owner George Teague and Always B Miki’s owner Bob Boni were ...
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Summer Mixed Catalog now available

on 07/13/2016 2:00 AM
The main catalogue and past performances booklet for the Meadowlands Summer Mixed Sale is now available for download on the Tattersalls Sales Co. website, tattersallsredmile.com, and on the Equineline Sales Catalog App for the iPad. The print catalogue will be mailed later this week, and also priority shipped to racetracks and training centers in both the U.S. and Canada. Sale manager David...
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Georgies Pockets takes second straight Grassroots

on 07/13/2016 2:00 AM
Georgies Pockets was never worse than third in seven Grassroots starts last season and the trotting colt has picked right up where he left off, scoring his second straight sophomore Grassroots victory on Tuesday evening at Mohawk Racetrack. Starting from post 8 in the third of five $18,000 Grassroots divisions, Jack Moiseyev allowed Georgies Pockets to float away from the gate and was sitti...
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Virginia track getting ready for Sept. opening

on 07/13/2016 2:00 AM
Pari-mutuel harness racing will return to Virginia this fall and make its debut at Shenandoah Downs in Woodstock over five straight weekends beginning Sept. 10, pending final approval from the Virginia Racing Commission. The meet, presented by the Virginia Equine Alliance (VEA) and Virginia Harness Horsemen's Association (VHHA), will continue every Saturday and Sunday afternoon through Oct. 9....
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Fashion Winner fastest in PA Stallion at Meadows

on 07/13/2016 2:00 AM
Fashion Winner launched his career in fine fashion Wednesday at The Meadows when he rolled to a front-end victory in a stake-fastest 1:58.1 in a $120,000 Pennsylvania Stallion Series event. The stake was contested over six divisions, with Common Parlance, Limerence, Almirola Hanover, Simply Volo and Wiagram Hanover also taking splits. Dave Palone enjoyed a pair of stake wins (Fashion Wi...
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It's Miller time in NYSS at Buffalo

on 07/13/2016 2:00 AM
It was 'Miller time' at Buffalo Raceway on Wednesday night (July 13) as the husband and wife combination of Andy and Julie dominated the action in the New York Sire Stakes for the 2-year-old colt and gelding trotters. The Millers won three $27,250 divisions as Devious Man set a new mark for the 2-year-old colt trotters with a 1:59.2 tour over the Hamburg half-mile oval but only to see stablemat...
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Freshman pacers in OSS action at Northfield

on 07/12/2016 2:00 AM
When Pace Car captured his $40,000 Ohio Sires Stake division Monday night at Northfield Park, it gave Joe McLead a reason to smile. McLead, who operates Sugar Valle Farm, had foaled and raised the son of Foreclosure N at his Delaware, Ohio breeding facility.   "Pace Car looks a whole lot like his daddy," McLead confirmed. "Foreclosure N was small but might and wa...
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Sportswriter filly Maniana stars in Grassroots

on 07/12/2016 2:00 AM
Bob McClure continued his winning ways at Grand River Raceway on Monday evening, winning four of six Grassroots divisions for the three-year-old pacing fillies. The Elora oval's leading driver, McClure kicked things off in the first $18,000 division, going gate-to-wire with fan favorite Barbaras Shadow. The Shadow Play daughter paced under the wire in 1:55.4, one-half length ahead of Im In ...
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