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Classicality has first over win in Meadows trot

on 11/04/2015 12:00 AM
Outside and uncovered the entire back half, Classicality relentlessly wore down the leader to capture Wednesday’s $22,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life Trot at The Meadows. Classicality was fourth into the clubhouse turn when Brian Zendt sent him after Lady’s Dude, who’d enjoyed a leisurely second quarter in 30. The 5-year-old Classic Photo-Penn Worthy Lane gelding put Lady’s Dude awa...
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Average for PA-sired yearlings drops 12.2%

on 11/04/2015 12:00 AM
The Standardbred Horse Sales Company's annual yearling auction in Harrisburg, PA, concluded Wednesday evening and while a top price of $500,000 was attained in the opening session on Monday, the sale finished with a 6.7 percent decline in the average price per yearling.   A total of 1,010 horses went through the auction ring and generated gross sales of $31.1 million for an average p...
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Artspeak to stand at stud at Hanover Shoe Farms

on 11/04/2015 12:00 AM
Artspeak p,2,1:50.2, 3,1:47.4 ($1,625,869), last year's Dan Patch and O'Brien "2-Year-Old Pacing Colt of the Year” and this season's fastest 3-year-old pacing colt, will stand his first season at stud in 2016 at Hanover Shoe Farms in Pennsylvania. His fee has been set at $5,000. He is presently being syndicated, and shares will be available to breeders on a first-come, first-served basis. ...
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Meet information for Meadowlands

on 11/03/2015 12:00 AM
The Meadowlands will open for live racing on Friday, Nov. 13, and will race live Friday and Saturday with post time at 7 p.m. through the end of 2015.   First qualifiers will be on Friday, Nov. 6, with post time at 9:30 a.m. Declare by 10 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 5. Online entry for the qualifiers is currently available.   Qualifying standards: For stake...
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SBOANJ introduces Renaissance Incentive

on 11/03/2015 12:00 AM
It is rewarding to breed in the Garden State thanks to the newly approved Renaissance Incentive issued by the Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association of New Jersey (SBOANJ).   Effective with the 2016 breeding season, breeders will be incentivized to stand stallions and foal their mares in New Jersey with reimbursements and bonuses.   "We are enhancing the mare resi...
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Northville Downs awarded 60 dates in 2016

on 11/03/2015 12:00 AM
Michigan horse racing fans can see 30 weekends of live racing from mid-March through early October 2016 under race meeting orders issued by the Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB).   Northville Downs was granted 60 days of live Standardbred race dates on Fridays and Saturdays next year from March 18 through Oct. 8. Hazel Park Raceway was granted 30 days of live Thoroughbred an...
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Diamond Creek buys interest in Southwind Frank

on 11/03/2015 12:00 AM
Mark Weaver, whose partnership with Mike Bruscemi as Weaver Bruscemi LLC shares ownership of Breeders Crown 2-Year-Old Colt Trot champion Southwind Frank with Burke Racing Stable, Our Horse Cents Stables and J&T Silva Stables, told harnessracing.com Tuesday afternoon that an interest in the son of Muscle Hill has been sold to Adam and Chris Bowden's Diamond Creek Farm. "I was pleasantly...
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$19 mil wagered on Yonkers' Europe simulcasts

on 11/03/2015 12:00 AM
Sunday matinee racing returns to Yonkers Raceway on Sunday, Nov. 8, and the 12-race card which starts at 11:25 a.m. also marks the one-year anniversary of simulcasting races from Yonkers to the French PMU distribution hub.   The European simulcasting began on Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014 and through the first year, more than $19 million U.S. dollars have been wagered on races from...
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Dog Gone Lucky heads to Matron doggone good

on 11/03/2015 12:00 AM
Dog Gone Lucky is proving himself to be doggone good.   A 2-year-old male trotter, Dog Gone Lucky heads to Thursday's $216,300 Matron Stakes at Dover Downs off a win in last weekend's Kindergarten Classic Series championship. He has won his most recent two starts and finished second by a neck to Brooklyn Hill in a stakes race at The Red Mile three races ago.   Dog Gone Lu...
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Wilder wins six Tuesday at The Meadows

on 11/03/2015 12:00 AM
Mistress Valentine pulled the pocket past the half and romped to an easy victory—her third straight—in Tuesday's $18,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows.   Mistress Valentine was stalking the leader, Barn Girl, when Mike Wilder tipped her off the cones. The 6-year-old daughter of Master Glide-Patsy's Valentine cleared in a heartbeat and rolled home in 1:5...
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Kadabra colt tops second session at $260,000

on 11/03/2015 12:00 AM
A Kadabra colt out of a daughter of the stakes winner Bramasole topped the second session of the annual Standardbred Horse Sales Company auction in Harrisburg, Pa., on Tuesday, bringing a bid of $260,000. The colt named Kadillac was bought by Canadian horseman Clark Beelby.   Spring Haven Farm consigned Kadillac (Hip 385) but didn't acquire him until last November. Dunroven Stu...
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Muscle Network to stand in Ohio

on 11/02/2015 12:00 AM
Joe Bellino of F. Bellino & Sons LLC, owners of Muscle Network, and John C. Green, President of Green Acquisition Corporation, in conjunction with Randy Haines of Cool Winds Farm, have jointly announced an agreement has been reached to stand the World Champion son of the great Muscle Hill at Cool Winds Farm in Lima, Ohio. "Muscle Network has every element needed to succeed as a promin...
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Western Hero to stand in Ohio

on 11/02/2015 12:00 AM
Green Acquisition Corporation of Canfield, Ohio has announced that its pacing star, Western Hero, a full brother to Western Ideal, will be standing for stallion duties in 2016 at Cool Winds Farm in Lima, Ohio. For further information or to request a booking please contact randy@coolwindsfarm.com or e.vitko@greenacquisitioncorporation.com
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Cantab Hall filly sells for $500,000 in Harrisburg

on 11/02/2015 12:00 AM
Staffan Lind and Karl-Erik Bender hope Future Secured lives up to her name. A filly trotter, Future Secured sold for a record-equaling $500,000 during the first half of Monday's (Nov. 2) opening day of the Standardbred Horse Sale. When the final price was hammered down, observers at the Pennsylvania State Farm Show Complex responded with applause. For the day, a total of 258 horses were sol...
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Coffee Addict rallies from last to win at Meadows

on 11/02/2015 12:00 AM
Last for most of the race, Coffee Addict was widest and fastest in the lane as she scored a narrow victory in Monday's $18,000 Filly & Mare Not Listed Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows.   Coffee Addict still trailed by 4 lengths at the top of the stretch when the 5-year-old daughter of Dragon Again-Kahlua Queen roared into high gear for Wilbur Yoder, nailing early leader St...
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Woodbine's Autumn Series for 2YOs underway

on 11/02/2015 12:00 AM
Ontario sired two-year-old fillies were the main attraction Monday night at Woodbine Racetrack for the opening leg of the Autumn Series.A field of eight trotting fillies competed in a single split, while 18 fillies were separated into a pair of divisions on the pacing side. All three divisions competed for a purse of $16,000.   In the trotting division, Haileysgonedancing lived up t...
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Just A Jolt wins Dover opening feature

on 11/02/2015 12:00 AM
Just A Jolt picked right up where he left off on closing day last season winning the $30,000 opening day $20,000 Open Pace on Monday at Dover Downs, overtaking front-pacing Dancin Yankee in deep stretch for a 1:51.1 victory.   Tim Tetrick sat second behind the Jim King trainee from the start and had just enough to rush by Dancin Yankee and Eric Goodell in the final strides for eight...
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A big Florida victory for Oho Diamond

on 11/02/2015 12:00 AM
Oho Diamond, the 4-year-old trotting mare that broke Peace Corps 25-year-old track record on opening night, overcame her outside post and seven rivals to score a handy decision in 1:54.2 for Dan Clements in Pompano Park's Open Trot on Sunday night.   The daughter of Ken Warkentin, trained by Renaldo Morales III for owner-driver Clements, scored her 12th win of the season, pushing he...
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Another win for Hannah Miller

on 11/02/2015 12:00 AM
For the 29th time this season Hannah Miller has emerged victorious in an amateur driving competition with the most recent victory coming in the first division of NAADA's fall trotting series at Freehold Raceway on Saturday against a field of male counterparts when the five-foot; four-inch miss scored a 1:59.2 triumph with Jack's Reef.   A second NAADA event went to driver Bob H...
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Jason Bartlett bags six at Yonkers

on 11/01/2015 1:00 AM
A week ago, we wrote...George Brennan won half of Yonkers Raceway's program Saturday night, his happy half-dozen including the tandem of $40,000 Open Handicaps.   Now, we write...Jason Bartlett won half of Yonkers Raceway's program Saturday night, October 31, his happy half-dozen including the tandem of $40,000 Open Handicaps.   Bartlett and Ideal Cowboy ($36.20) upset in...
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