Categories

Four big wins for Eash Stable at Miami Valley

on 03/12/2016 12:00 AM
The Eash Racing Stable and driver LeWayne Miller teamed up for a night to remember on Saturday (March 12) at Miami Valley Raceway. Not only did Astreo's Love capture the $20,000 Open Pace for trainer Don Eash and Miller, but E R Rudy copped the $20,000 championship leg of a top conditioned late closing series, stablemate Undertaker triumphed in the $10,000 first leg of the George Williams Memo...
Read More

Mohawk opens for training starting March 15

on 03/12/2016 12:00 AM
Mohawk Warrior will aim for a WEGZ Series sweep following a 1:51.3 victory Saturday night at Woodbine Racetrack.   A field of five met up for the second leg of the three-week series. Trainer Richard Moreau sent out a trio of starters, including Mohawk Warrior.   Moreau trainee Rafa cut the mile with Mohawk Warrior and Jody Jamieson sitting on his back. After fractions of ...
Read More

TG's Divine Scene wins Saratoga feature

on 03/12/2016 12:00 AM
TG's Divine Scene (Artistic Freedom) made his local debut a winning one on Saturday night in the $15,000 Open Pace at Saratoga Casino and Raceway.   The Ron Burke trainee utilized his terrific early speed to secure a pocket trip behind longshot Titus Seelster (Frank Coppola Jr), who overcame post position eight within the first few strides of the 1 1/16 mile feature. Driver Larry St...
Read More

Escape The News equals 1:49.1 Meadows mark

on 03/12/2016 12:00 AM
Escape The News took advantage of a sizzling three-quarters and pounced late to score in 1:49.1, matching the track record, in Saturday's $20,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life Handicap Pace at The Meadows.   Unlocked was on a mission on the lead, clicking off three-quarters in 1:21.1 and frustrating most would-be challengers. Not Escape The News, who moved first-over from third for Aaro...
Read More

China Dream's win an anniversary present

on 03/12/2016 12:00 AM
Jack and Maria Rice celebrated their 11th wedding anniversary on Saturday night (March 12) and their pacer, China Dream, gave them a great gift by posting a 1-3/4 length victory over Babe's I Scoot in the featured $10,000 Open Pace at Buffalo Raceway. China Dream covered the mile in a seasonal best 1:54.4 and it was the fast clocking of the meet at Buffalo Raceway.   Getting a perfe...
Read More

Brett Miller posts best finish of American drivers

on 03/12/2016 12:00 AM
"It has been a pleasure to be involved, an honor to be invited and amazing to be able to win," and with that Kerryn Manning accepted the first International All Star Series title. The Victorian champion sealed the series with a seventh placing at Tabcorp Park Melton on Saturday (March 12), when the 22nd and final race was held among Pryde's EasiFeed Great Southern Star night.   Her ...
Read More

Levy eligibles score at Yonkers Saturday

on 03/12/2016 12:00 AM
While Bad Boy Matt (Mark MacDonald, $19.20) lasted—barely—from first-up Saturday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's $32,000 Open Handicap Pace, eligibles to the George Morton Levy Memorial Series also tuned up for the action. Three posted wins, Bettorever, Let's Drink On It and Mattamerican. .   Spectating early from post position five, "Matt" saw 3-10 favorite Bit of a ...
Read More

Prix D'Ete, WEG payments due March 15

on 03/11/2016 12:00 AM
The Hippodrome 3R management team wants every horse owner and trainer in North America to not miss the March 15 nomination payment for the 2016 $200,000 Prix D'Ete.   The race is only eligible to 4-year-old pacers with the top eight money earners in 2016 at time of entry going into the rich final. The race will be held on Sunday, Aug. 21.   Last year's second annual revival of...
Read More

Brett Miller third in day 6 tourney in Australia

on 03/11/2016 12:00 AM
A second successive winning double has Kerryn Manning perched atop the International All Star Series leaderboard, with only Dexter Dunn and Brett Miller having a mathematical chance to unseat her.   Manning has amassed 161.5 points to lead Dunn by 10.5, with Miller third at 150.5. To claim the crown Dunn or Miller would have to win, claiming the 14 points, and have Manning finish ni...
Read More

50 nominated to Levy; 27 to Blue Chip Matchmaker

on 03/11/2016 12:00 AM
Recently-ratified Harness Horse of the Year Wiggle It Jiggleit, defending series champion Domethatagain and the inimitable Foiled Again lead a list of 50 of the best Free-For-Allers in training for Yonkers Raceway's George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series. The hot-off-the-presses list also includes (alphabetically) All Bets Off, Bit of a Legend N, Ideal Cowboy, Limelight Beach, P H Superc...
Read More

Fly By Night Stables having fun with K Slater

on 03/11/2016 12:00 AM
Nearly a decade ago, Tom Amendola told several friends he was going to start his own harness racing ownership group. His friends jumped on board immediately and Fly By Night Stables was born. Then came a pacer named K Slater, and the partners have been riding a wave of good times ever since. K Slater, a 9-year-old gelding, has won 28 of 194 races and earned $415,266 since Fly By Night Stables ...
Read More

Secrets Out N controls Yonkers Mare Open

on 03/11/2016 12:00 AM
Favored Secrets Out N (Brian Sears, $5.40) was the only leaver and the only mover for three-quarters of mile Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway’s $32,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace.   Pointed from assigned post position No. 5, Secrets Out N easily worked around pylon-assigned Caribbean Rose N before a :28.3 opening quarter-mile. None one felt the need to challenge this m...
Read More

Safe From Terror wins second straight at Miami Valley

on 03/11/2016 12:00 AM
Safe From Terror scored her second straight win in Miami Valley’s Friday (March 11) $20,000 Mares Open, besting bridesmaid Native Dream (John DeLong) for the second straight week with Aqua Artist (Trace Tetrick) holding on for third after showing the way to the first quarter pole in a quick :26.3. Driver Chris Page elected to move the winner from fourth to the lead during the second quart...
Read More

Wanda Bayama takes Woodbine series leg

on 03/11/2016 12:00 AM
Wanda Bayama turned in a career best effort to the win the $20,000 second leg of the HPIBET.com Friday night at Woodbine Racetrack.   A big field of 11 four-year-old pacing mares squared off Friday, but the clear horse to beat was Rick Zeron trainee Our Hot Majorette. The Zeron trainee captured one of two first leg divisions and with Much Adoo, the other first leg winner, skipping l...
Read More

FL legislative session ends without action on decoupling

on 03/11/2016 12:00 AM
Joe Pennacchio, president of the Florida Breeders and Owners Association, issued the following statement after th Florida legislature finished its 2916 session without moving forward a bill that could have set the stage for live harness racing to be discontinued at Pompano Park and the track's owners keep the gaming license.   Here is his statement: "This week's attempts at expandi...
Read More

Little Santamonica holds off favorite at Saratoga

on 03/11/2016 12:00 AM
Little Santamonica (Little Steven) was up to the task as she held off the favorite in the stretch to win the $12,000 feature for fillies and mares at Saratoga. The Jordan Hope-trained distaffer powered out to the early lead in the 1 1/16 mile Winners Over and was forced to park out last week’s feature winner before being met with the challenge of the favored Bye Bye Michelle (Mark Beckwith). ...
Read More

Cold Certified gives Buffalo field cold shoulder

on 03/11/2016 12:00 AM
Cold Certified gave the field in the $9,000 featured trot at Buffalo Raceway the 'cold' shoulder in the stretch on Friday night (March 11) and romped to a convincing 2-3/4 length win over Winkys Pride in 1:59.1 over the good track. Jim Morrill Jr., who guided Cold Certified to the victory, put on another driving clinic as he had a five-bagger, his 22nd win of the season at Buffalo Raceway in ...
Read More

HHI meetings conclude in Florida

on 03/10/2016 12:00 AM
Harness Horsemen International's annual meetings concluded Wednesday, March 9, at the Embassy Suites Deerfield Beach Resort & Spa, Deerfield Beach, Fla.   The Wednesday session included a presentation from Joe Pennacchio, president and executive director of Florida's SBOA, who discussed "de-coupling," an issue which recently threatened the existence of harness racing in the Suns...
Read More

Team Victoria surges to lead in All Star Series

on 03/10/2016 12:00 AM
Kerryn Manning and Chris Alford led a Victorian surge on day four of the International All Star Series at Ballarat, overturning The World's advantage. Manning drove a treble, including two series victories, and Alford was at his consistent best, producing a win, two thirds and a fourth to position himself as the night's leading point scorer.   The headlines belonged to Manning, who ...
Read More

Bongiorno off to fast start in 2016

on 03/10/2016 12:00 AM
Joe Bongiorno is sitting behind more horses than ever this year, which has the 22-year-old driver sitting on a breakout season. Bongiorno, who entered Thursday ranked fifth in wins among all drivers in North America, is on pace to shatter his career highs for starts, victories, and purses.   Bongiorno has visited the winner's circle 104 times this year, which puts him only 88 victor...
Read More