Categories

Former NJ racing exec Art Winkler dies

on 09/15/2015 2:00 AM
The family of Arthur Winkler, a former executive with the New Jersey Sports & Exposition Authority, Garden State Park and Freehold Raceway, reports his passing on Sept. 12 at his home in Lexington, VA at the age of 71. He suffered from PSP, a degenerative brain disease.   "We will miss him very much,” stated Winker's daughter, Kate, and son, Eli. "He loved his family, and trea...
Read More

Brewer, Tharps triple on Dayton opener

on 09/15/2015 2:00 AM
Hollywood Dayton Raceway opened for its second season of live racing on Monday night with a large crowd on hand that handled approximately 20 percent more than the comparable night of the inaugural meet in 2014. Drivers Jason Brewer and Randy Tharps emerged as the opening night stars with each of the talented reinsmen scoring triples on the 12-race program.   Brewer's hat trick...
Read More

Kindergarten back in session Thurs. at Red Mile

on 09/15/2015 2:00 AM
The Kindergarten series returns to The Red Mile on Thursday evening with five divisions of the Grand Circuit event that include all four of last week's winners.   The colts are up first in races three, five and six and there are promising prospects in each.   Jack Vernon looks to make amends with the horseplayers for a miscue in last week's race having made a break at a ...
Read More

Southwind Mozart favored in Smith 3CT final

on 09/15/2015 2:00 AM
Southwind Mozart, one of a trio of entrants from the barn of trainer Ake Svanstedt, has been installed as the 7-5 favorite in the $50,500 Charles I. Smith final for 3-year-old trotting colts on Thursday at Freehold Raceway.   The Smith and the $35,000 Harold Dancer for 2-year-old colts are both restricted to New Jersey-sired trotters and are sponsored by the Standardbred Breede...
Read More

Nadia Lobell set for Wednesday at The Meadows

on 09/15/2015 2:00 AM
Bettor Be Steppin, the richest 3-year-old female pacer in North America this season, will step out for the first time since winning last month's Valley Forge Stakes when she faces eight rivals in Wednesday's (Sept. 16) $170,000 Nadia Lobell at The Meadows in western Pennsylvania. The Joe Holloway-trained filly leaves from post No. 2 with driver Corey Callahan and is the 5-2 morning line favori...
Read More

Wiggle It Jiggleit preps for LBJ in 1:50.2

on 09/15/2015 2:00 AM
Wiggle It Jiggleit prepped for a start in the Little Brown Jug by winning a qualifying race by a whopping 14 1/2 lengths in 1:50.2 on Tuesday morning at Harrah's Philadelphia. The 3-year-old gelding capped off the effort with a :27.2 last quarter with Montrell Teague along for the ride.   "He was good,” Teague told Ken Weingartner of Harness Racing Communications. "He wa...
Read More

Horsemen Hanners, Macomber, Audley die

on 09/15/2015 2:00 AM
Horsemen Brad Hanners, Dick Macomber and Tom Audley have passed away. Hanners, 43, was scheduled to begin treatment for renal cell cancer at The Ohio State University. A fundraiser was held for him at Scioto Downs last Saturday night, when Ohio held it's Night of Champions program.   Macomber, 80, known for training the world champion Trim The Tree and many other stakes winners, pas...
Read More

Muscle Mass to Tara Hills for 2016 season

on 09/15/2015 2:00 AM
Kentuckiana Stallion Management announces that Ontario stallion and former world champion Muscle Mass (Muscles Yankee-Graceful Touch) will stand the 2016 breeding season at Tara Hills Stud, located in Port Perry, Ont. Kentuckiana Farms will continue to serve as Syndicate Manager and along with Tara Hills Stud will manage his breeding career.   With four crops of racin...
Read More

Mohawk's Saturday $2.7 million card drawn

on 09/15/2015 2:00 AM
The bright lights will be shining on the finest trotters Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack for the $2.7 million Maple Leaf Trot and Canadian Trotting Classic card.   Both storied events, the Maple Leaf Trot will be contested for the 64th time, while the Canadian Trotting Classic, Canada's richest trotting event, will crown a 40th champion on Saturday.   The Maple Leaf Tr...
Read More

Scioto finishes with 12-percent handle increase

on 09/15/2015 2:00 AM
Scioto Downs' 2015 race meet went out in style Saturday when the track hosted Ohio's Super Night for the fifth consecutive year.   The weather was cool, dipping into the 50s, but the action was hot on the track. The $225,000 Jim Ewart Memorial, taken by Doo Wop Hanover and Ronnie Wrenn Jr. for trainer Steve Elliott, and the $30,000 Open Pace, won by E Z Noah and Dave Palone for...
Read More

Jim Marohn Jr. wins 3,000th career race

on 09/15/2015 2:00 AM
Jim Marohn Jr. won his 3,000th career race Tuesday afternoon at Monticello Raceway. The milestone came aboard Reflection Of Blue in the fourth race.   The Bettor's Delight gelding out of the top mare Rainbow Blue is trained by Bill Devine for owner Anthony Mazzeo of Hewlett, N.Y.   Marohn is the son of longtime Yonkers and Roosevelt driver James Marohn. The affa...
Read More

Purrfect Bags continues stellar season

on 09/15/2015 2:00 AM
There isn't much Joann Looney-King's Purrfect Bags hasn't accomplished this season. On Tuesday night at Harrington Raceway the accomplished 3-year-old filly pacer continued her stellar 2015 campaign with a 1:52.4 win versus older mares in the $16,000 Fillies and Mares Open.   The Roddy's Bags Again filly was sent for the lead approaching the quarter-mile as the 1-to-5 favorite and n...
Read More

Wakizashi Hanover among Philly series winners

on 09/14/2015 2:00 AM
It was quite a day at Harrah's Philadelphia on a beautiful Sunday afternoon (Sept. 13). There were three divisions of the Liberty Bell Series for 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers, as well as a winners over $25,000 lifetime pace which featured two pacers at the doorstep of $1 million in career earnings.   Division one of the Liberty Bell went to upsetter Trading Up (Scott Zeron). T...
Read More

15 attend new owners seminar at Goshen sale

on 09/14/2015 2:00 AM
Fifteen prospective new horse owners from three states attended a free seminar designed for those considering first time ownership of a Standardbred at the Goshen Yearling Sale on Saturday (Sept. 12). The event was a collaborative venture between the USTA and the Goshen Yearling Sale.   In a morning session, students from New York, Pennsylvania and Connecticut learned the risks, rew...
Read More

JL Cruze fans' choice, but no International Trot

on 09/14/2015 2:00 AM
Your votes are in! JL Cruze was a clear winner, taking more than 39 percent of the fan votes for the U.S. representative in the $1 million International Trot. Unfortunately, his connections do not have confidence that he can trot around the Yonkers Raceway half-mile track.   "The fans have selected JL Cruze to represent the United States in the International Trot and Yonkers Raceway...
Read More

Cowgirl Hall snags 25th career victory

on 09/14/2015 2:00 AM
Cowgirl Hall lulled the field with a sleepy :57.4 opening half, then sprinted home to collect her fifth consecutive victory in Monday's $18,000 Filly & Mare Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows.   Once Cowgirl Hall put together opening panels of :28/:57.4 for Dave Palone, she was uncatchable — even by the pocket-sitting Tamarind, who fell 3/4 length...
Read More

Triple dead heat at Saratoga

on 09/13/2015 2:00 AM
For just the second time in track history, there was a triple dead heat for win on Saturday night at Saratoga Casino and Raceway. The three-way tie came in the evening’s $18,000 featured Open Pace and was the result of a scramble in the stretch. Longshot Spinarama (Austin Siegelman) was parked to the half in 53.2 over a sloppy track and despite racing overland throughout lap one dug in an...
Read More

Maple Leaf Trot elims in the books

on 09/13/2015 2:00 AM
The top older trotters in harness racing were on display Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack for the Maple Leaf Troteliminations. A talented group of 13 older trotters, including two mares, were separated into two $40,000 eliminations. The top five finishers from each division punched their ticket to next week's $680,000 final. The underdog Natural Herbie came up with h...
Read More

Pinkman, Uncle Lasse win CTC elims

on 09/13/2015 2:00 AM
 Jimmy Takter trainees Uncle Lasse and Pinkman were victorious Saturday night in the eliminations for the Canadian Trotting Classic. A group of 13 three-year-old trotters were split into two $40,000 eliminations for the Canadian Trotting Classic. The top five finishers from each division advanced to next week’s $700,000 final. In the first elimination, Uncle Lasse prevailed in a tigh...
Read More

LA Delight wins ninth straight in Champlain

on 09/13/2015 2:00 AM
L A Delight continued her dominance in the Champlain Filly Stakes Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack.Just a single division was needed for the Champlain Filly Stakes, as a field of nine competed for a rich purse of $241,380. One week after capturing the Shes A Great Lady Stakes, L A Delight returned to Mohawk and put on another impressive display. L A Delight, the 1/9 favourite, was sent to...
Read More