Categories

Inaugural Goshen yearling sale shows promise

on 09/16/2015 2:00 AM
Hundreds of horsemen and women from around the tri-state region flocked to the spacious Mark Ford Training Center on Sunday, Sept. 13, to purchase the next crop of Standardbred champions at the inaugural Goshen Yearling Sale. Sunny skies and a cheerful outlook prevailed as 113 colts and fillies passed through the auction ring for a gross of $1.423 million, averaging $12,600 per offering. &n...
Read More

Celebration of life for Dick Macomber Sunday

on 09/16/2015 2:00 AM
Richard "Dick” Macomber Sr., 80, died Monday, Sept. 14, at the home of his son and daughter-in-law, Ricky Macomber Jr. and Jamie Rucker, who race at Hoosier Park in Anderson, Ind. He had been diagnosed with ALS, more commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease, early this summer. Mr. Macomber was adopted as a young child and reared in Maine, but at age 15 decided to leave home to create a new ...
Read More

Blue Chip happy with Goshen sale results

on 09/16/2015 2:00 AM
On the heels of the first ever Goshen Yearling Sale (GYS), Blue Chip Farms (agent for Blue Chip Bloodstock) led the auction in two important categories – highest combined farm owned and agent average and the auction's top two sales toppers. Outkast Blue Chip, a Rock N Roll Heaven colt out of Armbro Savannah, went for $67,000 to Joe Bellino while Obsessed Blue Chip, a Chapter Seven filly f...
Read More

Caprice Hill a Peaceful Way contender

on 09/16/2015 2:00 AM
After a visit to Hanover Shoe Farms to preview yearlings for the Harrisburg sale last year, trainer Tony Alagna left with only one yearling on his mind. In search of a trotting filly for owner Tom Hill of Hamilton, Ontario, he believed he had found the best one at Harrisburg. Purchased for $55,000 at the sale, Caprice Hill has bankrolled nearly $175,000 in six starts so far this year. "She was ...
Read More

Enggren has Maple Leaf hopes with Resolve

on 09/16/2015 2:00 AM
Hans Enggren was unfamiliar with Resolve the first time he saw the trotter during the winter between the horse's 2 -and 3-year-old seasons. He knew, though, at that very moment, he wanted to buy the colt. It was more than eight months before Enggren was successful, but it has proved worth the wait.   Resolve has won four of 17 races and earned $414,446 since Enggren got the horse in...
Read More

Youth Foundation announces Lex fundraiser

on 09/16/2015 2:00 AM
After last year's success the Harness Horse Youth Foundation's Drive for Youth, the organization's annual fall fundraiser, will again be a week-long national effort, kicking off on October 4 at The Red Mile and running through October 10, culminating on Kentucky Futurity Day. Owners, trainers and drivers can pledge either a percentage of their earnings during Drive for Youth week, or they c...
Read More

Hartman says he'll be nervous watching BAM

on 09/16/2015 2:00 AM
When Ontario-sired super mare Bee A Magician turns to the starting gate Saturday in the $680,000 final of 63rd edition of the Maple Leaf Trot at Mohawk Racetrack, her part-owner Mel Hartman will be biting his nails watching the race on TV from his Ottawa, Ont., home. The five-year-old daughter of Kadabra out of Beehive has earned more than $3.3 million, but Hartman said he still g...
Read More

Safe From Terror rallies to win Nadia Lobell

on 09/16/2015 2:00 AM
Safe From Terror, who won the $350,000 Pennsylvania Sires Stakes final for 3-year-old filly pacers last time out on Sept. 5 at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono at odds of 45-1, made it two in a row on Wednesday afternoon--albeit at a much lesser reward to her backers. Sent off at odds of 5-1 in the $170,000 Nadia Lobell at The Meadows, Safe From Terror rallied from a third-over trip with driver...
Read More

Yonkers announces 7 International Trot starters

on 09/16/2015 2:00 AM
It wouldn't be an International Trot without international trotters, now would it?   Accordingly, Yonkers Raceway is pleased to announce seven more confirmed participants for the million-dollar event, set for Saturday afternoon, Oct. 10.   The list--alphabetically--includes: BBS Sugarlight (Norway); Oasis Bi (Italy); On Track Piraten (Sweden); Papagayo E (Norway); Rod St...
Read More

Dime A Dance sets a world record at Batavia

on 09/16/2015 2:00 AM
A lightning-fast track and 80 degree temperatures greeted the New York Sire Stakes 2-year-old pacing fillies at Batavia Downs where two divisions offering a total of $109,000 in purses, along with important points needed to make the NYSS final, were up for grabs on Wednesday night (Sept. 16). Prohibitive 2-5 favorite Dime A Dance didn't dissapoint her backers as she put on a show in her $...
Read More

Blue Chip acquires stud Here Comes Herbie

on 09/16/2015 2:00 AM
Blue Chip Farms is pleased to announce that it will stand Here Comes Herbie in 2016. With a mark of 3,1:52, he is the second fastest son of Credit Winner and a Hambletonian elimination winner. And like his dad, he has shown himself to be a stakes caliber sire having produced such top trotters as millionaire Mister Herbie and 2015 Maple Leaf Trot Elimination winner Natural Herbie. Twenty percen...
Read More

Ohio State lawmaker Jim Buchy to retire

on 09/16/2015 2:00 AM
State Representative Jim Buchy announced Wednesday he will be retiring from the Ohio House of Representatives effective January 2017 and, therefore, will not be seeking reelection on the fall 2016 ballot. "The trust placed in me by the fine families of western Ohio as their voice in Columbus is humbling,” Buchy said. "At this time it is important that I am able to enjoy retirement with my fa...
Read More

Red Mile late closer payments due now

on 09/15/2015 2:00 AM
As the Grand Circuit meet fast approaches, the Red Mile would like to remind all participants that nominations for the 2015 Grand Circuit Late Closers must be postmarked by September 15. Horsemen planning on racing at the Red Mile must also submit a stall application before racing. Checks must be made payable to the Red Mile and be sent to 1200 Red Mile Road, Lexington, KY 40504.   ...
Read More

Bandolito wins Harrington open; now Quillen

on 09/15/2015 2:00 AM
Daryl Bier's Bandolito ($3.40) was a decisive winner in the $16,000 Open Pace Monday at Harrington Raceway in 1:50.4.   Driven by his owner/trainer, Bandolito immediately went for the lead from post position four and never relented in an open length win over Adventure Bound and Just A Jolt. It was the ninth win of the year for the 6-year-old Ponder stallion, who earned a berth in th...
Read More

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