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Hooves On First uses Lightning Lane to win

on 04/11/2016 2:00 AM
Hooves On First shot the Lightning Lane to capture a division of Monday's (April 11) second leg of the Do Me Honor Pace at The Meadows. Sweet You took the other $17,500 split in the event for 3-year-old fillies. The championship leg of the series is set for Monday (April 18).   Away third for Aaron Merriman, Hooves On First waited patiently until the Lightning Lane beckoned. She sho...
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Alwayssmoothraigin takes Miami Valley final

on 04/11/2016 2:00 AM
Alwayssmoothraigin pulled a startling upset in the $15,000 championship of the "Red" Owens Memorial Series on Monday afternoon (April 11) at Miami Valley Raceway.   With trainer Randy Crisler in the sulky, the 4-year-old daughter of Always A Virgin was dispatched at 37-1 odds despite finishing second in the final preliminary leg a week earlier. The winner dropped in fourth off ...
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Fearless Diablo doubles up in Hoosier feature

on 04/10/2016 2:00 AM
Fearless Diablo and driver Trace Tetrick found the winner’s circle for the second consecutive time after turning in a sharp, front-running effort to capture the featured event, a $21,000 Invitational Pace, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Saturday, April 9. In just his second start of the season, The Dylan Davis trainee switched up his tactics from the previous week and was a decisive ...
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Dovuto Hanover pulls upset in Big M Feature

on 04/10/2016 2:00 AM
Dovuto Hanover charged home in midstretch to nail McArdles Lightning on the wire to take the featured $25,000 open handicap pace by a head Saturday night at the Meadowlands. Bushwacker was third. Yonkers shipper Always At My Place displayed good early speed and led through fractions of :27.1, :54.3, and 1:22.1. As McArdles Lightning came alongside the leader at the head of the stretch, dr...
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War N Munn captures Youthful final at Mohawk

on 04/10/2016 2:00 AM
The Youthful Series final highlighted an action-packed Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack. A competitive field of eight three-year-old pacers competed in the $39,800 series final. War N Munn was made the 9/5 favorite in the Youthful final and came through in the clutch for his believers with a career-best 1:52.2 victory. The Carmen Auciello trainee was driven by Jonathan Dr...
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Wiggle It Jiggleit, Bit Of A Legend star In Levy

on 04/10/2016 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway’s Saturday night brought with it the fourth round of the George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series. Four $50,000 divisions brought the series further in focus, with the gazing especially glaring at both Wiggle It Jiggleit and Bit of a Legend N. Starting with the latter, even-money Bit of a Legend N (Jordan Stratton, $4) extended his perfect preliminary resume, ea...
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Tetrick leads in all-time driver standings at Hoosier

on 04/09/2016 2:00 AM
Hoosier Park Racing & Casino’s reigning leading driver, Trace Tetrick scored a grand slam on Friday, April 8 and with it, surpassed Ricky Macomber Jr. in the all-time leading driver standings at Hoosier Park. Both Tetrick and Macomber Jr. are two of the most well-known drivers at Hoosier Park and have been recognized for their accomplishments on and off the track. Heading into Frid...
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Campbell takes Big M Feature on 61st birthday

on 04/09/2016 2:00 AM
John Campbell celebrated his 61st birthday in style Friday night, guiding Melady's Monet to victory in the featured $25,000 open handicap trot at the Meadowlands. Campbell, the all-time earnings leader in harness racing history with more than $296 million, sat a three-hole trip before going after the leader, 3-5 favorite Rose Run Parker, approaching the three-quarter mile marker. ...
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Arthur Pendragon wins Meadows series opener

on 04/09/2016 2:00 AM
Dismissed at 8-1, Arthur Pendragon dug in late in the slop to prevail in Saturday's opening-leg of the Atta Boy Dan Pace at The Meadows. Keystone Dylan captured the other $17,500 split, giving Mike Wilder an opening-leg sweep in the event for 3-year-old colts and geldings. The series honors Atta Boy Dan, a fast-class pacer for the Ron Burke stable who shares the track record of 1:49.1 for olde...
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Western Alumni uses new tactic In Buffalo win

on 04/09/2016 2:00 AM
Western Alumni tossed out his front-running tactic and tried something new in the $10,000 Open Pace at Buffalo Raceway on Saturday night (April 9). The new strategy worked to perfection as Western Alumni notched a 3/4-length victory over Babe's I Scoot in 1:56.3 over the fast track. After trying to cut the mile unsuccessfully in three of his last four races, Western Alumni ($4.80) went ba...
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Rockin Ron win streak at 9 after Miami Valley tally

on 04/09/2016 2:00 AM
Rockin Ron invaded Miami Valley Raceway Saturday night (April 9) and ran his win streak to nine with an impressive 1:52 win in the $20,000 Open I pace.  Driver Chris Page sent the prohibitive favorite, who won six consecutive races at The Meadows this year and a pair at Hoosier Park at the end of 2015, directly to the front from an assigned outside post position. Altho...
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DW's NY Yank captures Philly open trot

on 04/08/2016 2:00 AM
A field of six winners-over $25,000 lifetime' trotters lined up for the featured event at Harrah's Philadelphia on Thursday afternoon, going for a purse of $25,000. The favorite going in was Ron Burke trainee DW's NY Yank. The 7-year-old gelded son of Dilbert Hanover was coming off of a tough trip from post 7 at Yonkers.   As the gate closed, the favorite quickly settled into the po...
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Krivelin wins NAADA Trotting Series final

on 04/08/2016 2:00 AM
Talk about dominating. Not only did Bob Krivelin win five legs of the recently completed NAADA Trotting Series but he also was victorious in the series $15,000 finale which was presented Thursday evening at Yonkers Raceway. In fact he won that contest by five lengths with his own Permanent Joy in a time of 1:59.   "My horse went a big trip," he said. We had the pole (position) and (...
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Open Pace tops Meadowlands Saturday card

on 04/08/2016 2:00 AM
Saturday night at the Meadowlands marks the return if another stakes star of last season when JK Endofanera makes his seasonal bow in a $25,0000 Open Handicap pace for Alan, Ron and Steve Katz via their nom de course, 3 Brothers Stable.   JK Endofanera, a homebred son of Art Major,boasts a powerful résumé having won major stakes in each year he has raced. He won the Go...
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Pocono settling into 4-day racing weeks

on 04/08/2016 2:00 AM
The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono settles into its "normal" 4-day racing week starting on Saturday, as Mondays will be added two days later (April 11), completing the four consecutive days of competition that will be the norm for the mountain track in 2016.   Saturday's racing for the next few weeks will focus on overnight racing – this Saturday's card has as its highlights an $18,0...
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Winbak Farm broodmare Doin The Town dies

on 04/08/2016 2:00 AM
Beloved broodmare, Doin’ The Town 2,1:57.3; 3,1:54.2 ($475,274), passed from foaling complications on April 5th, 2016. Doin’ The Town was a stakes-winning daughter of Donerail and a 12-time winner. She was a half-sister to Baltic Brat 3,1:57.3; 1:55.4s ($232,160), dam of Winbak Brat 2,1:57.3; 3,T1:54.3 ($242,851). Doin’ The Town was owned through her racing and partl...
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Yonkers hosts Matchmaker, round four

on 04/08/2016 2:00 AM
  Yonkers Raceway’s Blue Chip Matchmaker continued Friday night, with what has become commonplace…three, $40,000 divisions. The fourth of five preliminary rounds began with a first-up Carolsideal (Dan Dube, $19.80) saved by the wire to barely beat a very unlucky Mach it a Par (George (Brennan). Venus Delight (Jason Bartlett), as the 3-2 favorite, was third. Pole-sitti...
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Strong Hope erases doubt at Buffalo

on 04/08/2016 2:00 AM
After pulling a mild $17.40 upset at Buffalo Raceway last Friday night, it seemed only natural that the public would give Strong Hope some more respect at the betting windows this week. But that wasn't the case at all. Strong Hope was sent off at 25-to-1 odds this time around and proved his doubters dead wrong by posting a $53.50 victory over Northern Bullet in the featured $9,000 trot in...
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American Girl wins; handle records set at Miami Valley

on 04/08/2016 2:00 AM
American Girl recorded her fifth win in ten tries at the 2016 Miami Valley Raceway meet in Friday night's $20,000 Mares Open Pace.  Driver Ronnie Wrenn Jr. sent the seven-year-old Art's Chip mare winging from the get-go to score the one-length victory over favored Safe From Terror (Chris Page), who was last week's winner of the weekly Friday featujre race. Wrenn Jr. gu...
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CHHA scholarship applications due April 30

on 04/07/2016 2:00 AM
Christian Harness Horsemen’s Association Scholarship Applications are due this month. The application can be found at www.chha.net. Completed applications, including all attachments, must be postmarked by April 30, 2016.
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