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No racing at Philly Sept. 27 due to Pope's visit

on 09/09/2015 2:00 AM
Due to the Pope's visit to the city of Philadelphia, which is expected to bring heavy congestion to the area and surrounding communities, Harrah's Philadelphia will be dark on Sunday, Sept. 27. Harrah's will race live on Monday, Sept. 28, with the regular post time of 12:40 p.m.
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Deweylovernleaver on a roll heading to Wellwood

on 09/09/2015 2:00 AM
Deweylovernleaver heads to Friday's eliminations for the William Wellwood Memorial for 2-year-old male trotters at Mohawk Racetrack with a three-race win streak, not to mention the admiration of trainer/co-owner Chris Beaver.   "He could be as good as anything I've trained, from what I can tell right now,” Beaver said. "He does it all very easy. He moves very easy; he's not pushin...
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Jate Lobell dies at age 31 at Kentuckiana

on 09/09/2015 2:00 AM
It is with great sadness that Kentuckiana Farms announces the passing of Jate Lobell. The 31-year-old stallion stood at Kentuckiana Farms for 22 years before being retired from active duty in 2009.   Jate Lobell (No Nukes–J.R. Amy, p, 3, 1:51.2M, $2,231,402) impacted the Standardbred breed like few others. At world champion at age 2, the son of No Nukes was voted 2-Year-Old P...
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Barn Doll looking for a second NY title

on 09/09/2015 2:00 AM
Her approval rating in New York would shame any politician, as would her margins of victory. Fortunately for the electeds, Barn Doll isn't taking them on. Unfortunately for the seven lasses she sees Saturday night, Barn Doll is taking them on.   Barn Doll, her sights on another sire stakes championship, drew post position No. 5 in the Majestic View Farms International 3-Year-Old Fil...
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2CT in Kindergarten at Red Mile Thursday

on 09/08/2015 2:00 AM
The Grand Circuit rolls into Lexington, KY with the third leg of the Kindergarten series for 2-year-old trotters at The Red Mile on Thursday, Sept. 10. Two $10,000 divisions for both fillies and colts are on the bill with the girls splitting neatly into a pair of eights in races five and seven.   The Takter stable houses likely favorites in each, with Haughty coming into t...
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Videos of Southwind's Lex yearlings now online

on 09/08/2015 2:00 AM
Videos of the Southwind Farms yearlings that have been consigned to the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale (October 5 – 9) are now available on the Southwind Farms website (www.southwindfarms.net). The yearlings (which will sell in the Preferred Equine consignment) feature leading sires Muscle Hill, Sportswriter, Art Major, Cantab Hall, Somebeachsomewhere, Bettors Delight and first c...
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Marathon weekend for HANA contest ends

on 09/08/2015 2:00 AM
It was a very long weekend for the 2015 HANA Harness Grand Circuit Handicapping Challenge presented by the Bellino Stables, DRF Harness, Hambletonian Society, Meadowlands Racing and Entertainment, Northfield Park, Tioga Downs, and Vernon Downs as the field of handicappers had to work their way through five consecutive contest days at four different venues.   The long weekend opened ...
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Habitat gets post 3 for NYSS final on Saturday

on 09/08/2015 2:00 AM
For the first time since its inception in 1990, the annual New York Night of Champions is a plural, as in a two-fer. Saturday night (Sept. 12), the Empire's best 3-year-olds have the marquee, with Yonkers Raceway hosting four, $225,000 sire stakes finals. The NYSS events, each sponsored by a prominent breeding farm, go as races five through eight on the dozen-race card, with the usual first po...
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Metro champions headline Champlain, Simcoe

on 09/08/2015 2:00 AM
Just a week after capturing the Metro Pace, Control The Moment will put his undefeated streak on the line in a division of the Champlain Stakes Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack. A total of 17 two-year-old pacing colts and geldings have been split into two divisions of the Champlain Stakes.   Control The Moment headlines the $117,407 first division from post position one for driver...
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Maple Leaf Trot, Can. Trot Classic elims drawn

on 09/08/2015 2:00 AM
World class trotters will invade Mohawk Racetrack this Saturday for the Maple Leaf Trot and Canadian Trotting Classic eliminations.   The Maple Leaf Trot has attracted an All-Star international group of 14 older trotters, including mares D'One and Bee A Magician. A talented crew of 13 three-year-old trotters, including Hambletonian champion Pinkman, will compete in the Canadian...
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Hollywood Dayton opening a week away

on 09/07/2015 2:00 AM
Opening night of the second season at Hollywood Dayton Raceway is Monday (Sept. 14) with a 6:35 p.m. post time. The initial week of live racing will follow the regular five-nights-a-week schedule with programs presented on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Following a short hiatus the second week (during Little Brown Jug week at the Delaware, Ohio fairgrounds), the ne...
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Unique horse sculpture to be sold in Lex

on 09/07/2015 2:00 AM
An unusual horse sculpture, fashioned by a Lexington, KY artist from nearly 1,000 repurposed scrap metal parts, will be auctioned on Tuesday, Oct. 6, at Fasig-Tipton Sales Pavilion in Lexington, to benefit the Harness Horse Youth Foundation. The sculpture will be sold just prior to the start of the second night of the 2015 Lexington Selected Yearling Sale. The sculpture stands 31 inches fro...
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JL Cruze, Resolve supplement to Maple Leaf

on 09/07/2015 2:00 AM
The connections of JL Cruze and Resolve have paid a $45,000 supplement fee to become eligible to this year's Maple Leaf Trot. Supplements to the Maple Leaf Trot were due Monday morning, while the entry box for this Saturday's (Sept. 12) eliminations closes Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.   Both four-year-old trotters, JL Cruze and Resolve join a strong group of 30 trotters eligible to one of ...
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Trotters star in American Nationals at Balmoral

on 09/07/2015 2:00 AM
A pair of American Nationals for 2yo trotters and another Super Night elimination closed the books on a busy holiday weekend of stake action at Balmoral Park. In the opening American National a field of seven diagonally gaited fillies lined up behind the gate to battle for a purse of $46,750. Overlooked in the wagering after having some "breaking” issues to start her career, Diamond Cre...
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Don'tcallmefrancis wins NJ-GA for 2YO colts

on 09/07/2015 2:00 AM
You can call Don’tcallmefrancis a winner now. The two-year-old pacing gelding posted his first career victory in his third start, the $7,000 opening leg of the New Jersey Sire Stakes – Green Acres – on Monday, September 7, 2015 in the third race at Freehold Raceway. Don’tcallmefrancis, a son of Rocknroll Hanover-Nanny WIthafanny, got up in the final sixteenth of a mile for a three...
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Travel Playlist, Autotune Hanover win NYSS

on 09/07/2015 2:00 AM
An explosive :53.2 final half mile was more than enough for Travel Playlist ($4.40) to take top billing among 16 other 2-year-old pacing colts and geldings in Monday (September 7) afternoon's New York Sire Stakes at Vernon Downs.   Travel Playlist was unhurried early in the $55,500 first division, moving off the pegs from fifth at race's midpoint to chase Talk Show (John Campbell) a...
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Rockin With Dewey takes Miss Versatility

on 09/07/2015 2:00 AM
Fresh off her upset in the Earl Rowe Memorial at Georgian Downs nine days ago, Rockin With Dewey ($5.40, part of entry) once again sustained a first-over bid en route to victory, collaring millionaire Classic Martine in a $40,000 Miss Versatility preliminary event on Monday (September 7) afternoon at Tioga Downs.   Away last in the field of five, the 5-year-old daughter of Deweychea...
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PA Stallion Series finals held at Harrah's Philadelphia

on 09/07/2015 2:00 AM
Sophomores took front and center stage at Harrah's Philadelphia on Labor Day afternoon (Sept. 7) in the PA Stallion Series championships. Each of the four events carried a purse of $40,000. In the 3-year-old colt and gelding trot, it was Courant A B and Knutsson Trotting's Colbert (Ake Svanstedt) getting the victory. The son of Cantab Hall settled in to an early pocket spot...
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Harrington Open won by Special T Rocks

on 09/07/2015 2:00 AM
John Cancelliere's Special TRocks ($4, Allan Davis) notched his sixth win of the year Monday at Harrington Raceway with a 1:51.3 victory in the featured $16,000 Open.   The 7-year-old Rocknroll Hanover gelding fought off all comers in his front end triumph over Leyden and Mojo Terror. After assuming command at the quarter mile, Special T Rocks was driven confidently to victory in re...
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Waples sweeps Metro, Pacing Derby, Great Lady

on 09/06/2015 2:00 AM
It was a big night for driver Randy Waples. The veteran driver, who turned 50 in July, swept all three of the Standardbred racing’s classic races, Metro Pace, Canadian Pacing Derby and Shes A Great Lady, offered Saturday at Mohawk Racetrack. From the undefeated Control the Moment in the Metro, to the veteran State Treasurer in the Canadian Pacing Derby to the dominant L A Delight i...
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