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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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Somebody As, Hyway Marcus triumph at Pocono

on 11/01/2015 1:00 AM
Somebody As and Hyway Marcus each took a $20,000 division of the trotting feature at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono Saturday night, while in the $20,000 pacing headliner, Preparty emerged as the narrowest of winners.   Between the trots, Somebody As had by far the faster time, 1:52.2, a new lifetime mark, leading at every pole and winning by seven lengths. George Napolitano Jr., wh...
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Naquel Harvey captures 'Pink Out' feature

on 11/01/2015 1:00 AM
Naquel Harvey rushed to the lead with Tough Call, fought off a determined challenger and captured Saturday’s $5,000 Mary McCune Trot, the centerpiece of the seventh annual "Pink Out” at The Meadows to raise money for breast cancer research.   The event, presented by The Meadows and the Meadows Standardbred Owners Association (MSOA), brought together a field of eight female drive...
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Dixie's Boy tops in Xpressbet Stake at Balmoral

on 11/01/2015 1:00 AM
Looking to bring his sophomore season to a close the same way that he started his second season James & Teri Blackman’s Dixie’s Boy came flying through the open stretch to post an impressive neck decision over six other ICF sophomore’s in Saturday’s (October 31) $8,060 Xpressbet Stake. The final time was 1:54.2 over the sloppy going.   Reserved through the early stages o...
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Cobble Beach earns ninth seasonal win in 1:54.4

on 11/01/2015 1:00 AM
The last matinee card of the year at Batavia Downs was held on Saturday (Oct. 31) and featured the top-two pacing classes on the grounds and the performances turned in by the winner of each were equally impressive.   Cobble Beach (Jack Flanigen) shook off a couple fringe finishes and took no prisoners going wire to wire in the $10,000 Open pace in 1:54.4. It was the ninth win of 201...
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'Pete', Crazy Wow win big in Hoosier stakes

on 10/31/2015 2:00 AM
Freaky Feet Pete returned to his home state of Indiana and turned in another dominating performance to score his fourth consecutive victory, this time thrilling his hometown crowd in 1:49.3 in the $285,500 Monument Circle Pace at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday, October 30. Driven by regular pilot Trace Tetrick, Freaky Feet Pete used a pocket trip to his advantage to best harness ra...
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Somewhere Sweet a 1:52.2 winner at Dayton

on 10/31/2015 2:00 AM
Despite being the youngest horse in a full field of Open Mares at Dayton Raceway on Friday night (October 30), Somewhere Sweet also showed why she was the richest horse in the $12,000 feature race. The sophomore daughter of Somebeachsomewhere, who finished third in the Jugette five weeks ago, driver Chris Page and Somewhere Sweet sat chilly in mid-pack through brisk early fractions of :26.1, :...
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Write That Down a repeat winner at Batavia

on 10/31/2015 2:00 AM
Write That Down proved that last week’s Open II win was no fluke as he took on the best resident trotters Friday night (Oct. 30) and came out on top in the $9,500 Open trot at Batavia Downs.   When prohibitive post-time favorite Lutetium (Kevin Cummings) left from post six to take the lead, the rest of the field stood down and followed in post one-through-five order behind him. Af...
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East-Vs Midwest driver tourney at Hoosier

on 10/30/2015 2:00 AM
Not only will some of the best horses in the country go to post at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday (Oct. 30) but the best drivers in the country will also be in the spotlight in the second annual East Meets Midwest Drivers' Challenge. This unique challenge will pit the top five drivers at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino against five of the top drivers from the East in a five-race c...
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PA, Harrisburg, Hoosier, Vernon in Weekend Preview!

on 10/30/2015 2:00 AM
The free and new HarnessRacing Weekend Preview is now available, a little bit delayed as we wanted to provide the latest update on the Pennsylvania budget situation. You can read the latest PA news received Thursday night, and we also have a preview of the upcoming yearling sale in Harrisburg. With the dust still settling from last weekend's Breeders Crown championships, the 3-Year-Old Pace...
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