Categories

Fillies featured Friday at Hawthorne

on 07/09/2016 2:00 AM
On a beautiful Friday evening, over a fast Hawthorne track, four divisions of leg two of the Incredible Tillie Stakes took place along with a pair of eliminations for 3-year-old filly pacers in the Violet Stakes. The Incredible Tillie is for Illinois-bred 2-year-old filly pacers. The second race on Friday evening was the first of four divisions as Jump Right Up was the heavy favorite at 1...
Read More

Breakfast with babies at Meadowlands

on 07/09/2016 2:00 AM
  Breakfast With The Babies at The Meadowlands took place under overcast skies with a slight tailwind in the homestretch and the temperature in the low 70s.  The presence of the great Moni Maker was felt in the morning's first race when Grandma's Moni swept by her competition in the stretch, finishing the 2:00.2 mile with a 27.1 final quarter. Grandma's Moni is by Donato H...
Read More

On The Virg upsets in Indiana SS 2CP final

on 07/08/2016 2:00 AM
Fly Jesse Fly, with Trace Tetrick at the lines, stormed home a winner to pull off the upset in the co-featured event of the evening, the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes final for three-year-old trotting colts and geldings, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Thursday, July 7. Fly Jesse Fly turned in a near gate to wire performance to hold off the heavy betting favorite, Bridge To Jesse's, to s...
Read More

She's Savvy, Totally Pazzazzed takes IL legs

on 07/08/2016 2:00 AM
A little bit of pre-race rain didn't dampen the evening at Hawthorne as six races of stakes action took place on Thursday evening. Two divisions of leg two of the Fox Valley Flan Stakes and Kadabra Stakes for Illinois-bred two-year-old trotting females and males respectively took place early in the evening. Later in the card were the three-year-old female and male trot eliminations for the Vio...
Read More

All Charged Up takes Vernon feature

on 07/08/2016 2:00 AM
Odds-on favorite All Charged Up ($3.70) took full advantage of a pocket trip in Thursday (July 7) evening's featured $8,000 Mares Miracle Mile/Open Handicap Pace at Vernon Downs, vaulting to the fore in the final sixteenth to lead a John MacDonald driving grand slam. MacDonald protected the pocket with the 5-year-old Ponder mare, drafting behind Southern Girl (Chris Lems) through early spli...
Read More

Stakes and track records set at Ocean Downs

on 07/08/2016 2:00 AM
The horses were as hot as the temperature at Ocean Downs on Thursday, setting three Maryland Standardbred Fund Stakes and also track records.   Kent County with Corey Callahan in the bike took control by the half-mile marker, pulling away by 6 1/2 lengths in 1:57 erasing the stakes and track record set by Googoo Gaagaa back in 2012 for 3-year-old colt trotters with a purse...
Read More

NJ Classic, Miss NJ set for July 30 at Big M

on 07/08/2016 2:00 AM
The Anthony Abbatiello New Jersey Classic and the Thomas D'Altrui Miss New Jersey stakes races will be held on July 30 at the Meadowlands. The estimated purses will be $145,000 for the Anthony Abbatiello NJ Classic and $85,000 for the Thomas D'Altrui Miss New Jersey. In addition the SBOANJ has announced that they will reimburse the starting fees to the 6-10th place finishers for both races. Th...
Read More

Bob Boni joins Harness Museum trustees

on 07/08/2016 2:00 AM
The Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame announces Robert Boni as the newly-elected member to the Board of Trustees. Boni is the founder and president of Northwood Bloodstock Agency, a full service sales agency established in 1980. A long time member and friend of the Museum, he adds his considerable knowledge, experience and enthusiasm for the sport of harness racing to the lead...
Read More

Aug. 12 Dan Patch looks to be another showdown

on 07/08/2016 2:00 AM
Hoosier Park Racing & Casino would like to congratulate the connections of the Indiana-sired horses, Always B Miki, Freaky Feet Pete and Wiggle It Jiggleit on their recent success in Grand Circuit racing action. The 5-year-old pacing stallion Always B Miki captured the $500,000 Ben Franklin Pace at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono in a world record equaling mile of 1:47 while Freaky Feet Pe...
Read More

She's So Marvelous 1:55.2 winner in Stallion Series

on 07/07/2016 2:00 AM
She's So Marvelous grabbed the early lead and sailed to a comfortable victory in a stake-fastest 1:55.2 in Wednesday's $100,000 Pennsylvania Stallion Series event at The Meadows.   The stake for freshman filly pacers was contested over five divisions, with Alone Hanover, Bettor Be Steamin, Cocktail Time and Imadragonlady taking the other splits. Montrell Teague and trainer Clyde Fra...
Read More

She's A Billionair's 1:56.2 sets Buffalo mark

on 07/07/2016 2:00 AM
She's A Billionair's front-running style paid big dividends in the New York Sire Stakes for the 2-year-old filly pacers on Wednesday night (June 6) at Buffalo Raceway as she set a new track record for that classification with an easy three-length win over Artrageous in 1:56.2. The time erased the old mark of 1:56.3 established in 2011 by Silky Purse and tied by Summertime Lea in 2012.  ...
Read More

Indiana finals to Time To Travel, Ooh La La La

on 07/07/2016 2:00 AM
Indiana Sires Stakes action continued at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Wednesday, July 6, as the evening's 14-race card was highlighted by the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes final for two-year-old trotting colts and three-year-old trotting fillies. It was the opening round of the $75,000 finals for the two-year-old competitors and the second round of $75,000 finals for the sophomore compet...
Read More

A conversation with trainer Brian Brown

on 07/07/2016 2:00 AM
Brian Brown enjoyed a career year in 2015, winning a Breeders Crown with pacing mare Color's A Virgin and setting personal records with 143 wins and $3.43 million in purses. His earnings ranked No. 9 among all trainers in North America.   Among Brown's other successful horses were Lost For Words, Spider Man Hanover, Somewhere Sweet, Rock N Randall, Friskie Lil Devil, and Friskie Cru...
Read More

Travel Playlist sidelined for 2016 by injury

on 07/07/2016 2:00 AM
Travel Playlist, who entered 2016 with expectations of competing among the upper echelon of the 3-year-old colt pacer ranks, has suffered a broken coffin bone and will not race the rest of the year, according to trainer Erv Miller. Miller told The Horseman Thursday morning that Travel Playlist incurred the injury late last week, shortly after returning to his stable from the Cornell Ruffian...
Read More

Freshmen in NJSS action Friday at Big M

on 07/07/2016 2:00 AM
Friday night's racing at the Meadowlands centers on the second preliminary leg of the New Jersey Sires Stakes (NJSS) for freshmen pacers and trotters. There is a single $25,000 division for each group in advance of next week's $100,000 finals.   Colt trotters open the card and Hammer Time returns after having won a division of the first leg while the other winner, New Jersey Viking,...
Read More

Chris Page takes driving lead at Scioto

on 07/07/2016 2:00 AM
There is a new leader atop Eldorado Scioto Downs' ultra-competitive driver colony: Chris Page has surged to the lead with a season-leading 81 driving victories. Page has been on a roll, scoring at better than 19% over the last ten racing programs. Adding to the total most recently with a four-bagger on July 4th's Ohio Sires Stakes extravaganza. Clearly within striking distance is 2015 champion...
Read More

Arrangements for Ben Stafford Jr.

on 07/07/2016 2:00 AM
Horseman Ben Stafford Jr., 45, died July 6, at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital. Mr. Stafford Jr. trained horses with his father, Ben, at Delaware tracks. According to reports, just a few days before his passing Mr. Stafford Jr. learned he had a rare infection carried by ticks.   Mr. Stafford was born Aug. 4, 1970, in Stratford, N.J., to Benjamin Staf...
Read More

Sintra returns in Summertime Series at Mohawk

on 07/07/2016 2:00 AM
After finishing second to the Pepsi North America Cup champion, Sintra returns to the Summertime Series Saturday looking to finish what he started two weeks back. The Dave Menary trainee headlines a field of eight for the $47,000 Summertime Series Final on Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack.   Sintra won the opening leg of the annual series for sophomore pacing colts and geldings o...
Read More

Hoosier horsepower making headlines

on 07/07/2016 2:00 AM
In a state that is well known for its racing industry, from the Indianapolis 500 to the Brickyard, motorsports have always reigned supreme in Indiana. Now Indiana's other racing industry is making national headlines. Indiana sired horses, Always B Miki, Freaky Feet Pete and Wiggle It Jiggle, finished first, second and third, respectively in the $500,000 Ben Franklin Pace last Saturday at ...
Read More

Graduates, M Pace elim in Weekend Preview!

on 07/07/2016 2:00 AM
The star power this weekend shifts to the Meadowlands where a pair of Graduate finals and a Meadowlands Pace elimination will be held Saturday night. In the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview, drivers Montrell Teague and Trace Tetrick talk about their chances with Wiggle It Jiggleit and Freaky Feet Pete in the Graduate Pace, and driver John Campbell and trainer Ben Baillargeon do the s...
Read More