Categories

3 elims for $1 million Pepsi North America Cup

on 06/09/2015 2:00 AM
The finest 3-year-old pacers in harness racing will go postward Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack in three eliminations for the 32nd edition of the $1 million Pepsi North America Cup.   A total of 24 three-year-old colts and geldings have been split into three $50,000 eliminations. The top three finishers from each eight-horse elimination, plus a fourth-place finisher drawn by...
Read More

Cowgirl Hall 1:54.3 winner at The Meadows

on 06/09/2015 2:00 AM
Cowgirl Hall re-took the lead past the quarter and never had an anxious moment thereafter as she captured Tuesday's $20,000 Filly & Mare Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows.   Anaffairtoremember stalked the leader from the pocket, but Cowgirl Hall drew away in the stretch and scored in 1:54.3 for Dave Palone, downing Anaffairtoremember by 2-1/4 ...
Read More

Yonkers returns Saturday with Pick 5 carryover

on 06/09/2015 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway returns from hiatus Saturday night (June 13), with first post at 7:10 PM, and with a first, a $60,000 guaranteed Pick 5 pool. When last we left live racing June 2, the Pick 5 went unclaimed, with a tidy carryover of $25,569.51 all dressed up with no place to go.   That carrot figures to attract whole lot of lettuce, so Saturday's "welcome back” wager shall off...
Read More

BJ's Sweetheart wires Harrington field

on 06/09/2015 2:00 AM
Jason and Susan Skinner's BJ's Sweetheart ($6.20, Tony Morgan) recorded her fifth win of the year Tuesday in the featured $10,000 conditioned pace for mares at Harrington Raceway in 1:54.2.   The 5-year-old No Pan Intended mare held off all comers in a wire-to-wire score over favorite A La Notte Hanover and Outrageous Delight N. BJ's Sweetheart is no stranger to the winner's circle ...
Read More

Dream Out Loud N captures Philly feature

on 06/08/2015 2:00 AM
The featured event on Sunday at Harrah's Philadelphia was a pace for non-winners of $27,500 in the last five starts going for a purse of $25,000. The wagering public put their support behind 8-year-old gelding Dream Out Loud N. The son of Bettor's Delight was coming off of a fast-closing third against similar at Yonkers.   Driver Tim Tetrick settled into fourth in the early sta...
Read More

Hot List sets Goshen OMP track record

on 06/08/2015 2:00 AM
Goshen Historic Track kicked off its 53rd season of matinee racing on Sunday afternoon. On tap were 11 short-field races, many filled with 2 year olds making their first lifetime starts behind a mobile starting gate, and even a few events for older horses.   Yonkers Raceway's leading driver Jason Bartlett, who lives in Goshen, was on hand to drive in six races eventually winning fiv...
Read More

Manhattan Beach leads 2YOs with 1:55.2 mile

on 06/08/2015 2:00 AM
Nine baby races were held over the one-mile oval at Gaitway Farm in New Jersey on Monday morning and Manhattan Beach, the full brother to Limelight Beach, led the parade of winners with a 15 1/4-length, 1:55.2 victory. Yannick Gingras drove Manhattan Beach (Somebeachsomewhere-Benear) for trainer Ron Burke.   Burke also trains the second-fastest 2 year old thus far this season, Stolen Glim...
Read More

Stathis closes deal on South Fla. Trotting Center

on 06/08/2015 2:00 AM
Stathis Enterprises Unicorn Trust of New York City, N.Y., has announced that they closed on the purchase of the South Florida Trotting Center late in May.   The purchase price was over $10 million and includes the 102-acre facility with 14 barns. It is home to 300 Standardbreds located on Route 441/SR 7 in Lake Worth and features an equine swimming pool and numerous turnou...
Read More

Tall Cotton takes Lightning Lane to victory

on 06/08/2015 2:00 AM
Tall Cotton let Tamarind do the heavy lifting on the lead, then blew by him in the Lightning Lane to score a narrow victory in Monday's $18,000 Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows.   After enjoying a pocket trip, Tall Cotton had little trouble outkicking Tamarind for Dave Palone. The greater danger, however, was wide, where Trustworthy Kid was unleashing a strong late bid. Tall C...
Read More

Morrill scores NYSS 3CP three-bagger

on 06/08/2015 2:00 AM
Not a stranger to multiple wins on a race card, Jimmy Morrill Jr. owned the afternoon on Monday at Monticello Raceway after posting four wins on the card, three of which were in New York Sires Stakes events.   In the first Sires Stakes division of the day, worth $29,850, last year's Night of Champions 2-year-old colt pace winner Cartoon Daddy left strong for the lead. He relinqu...
Read More

JL Cruze upsets Father Patrick in Graduate

on 06/07/2015 2:00 AM
With 13 horses entered into both the trotting and pacing division of The Graduate for four year olds, each event was split into two divisions, worth $56,250 each. The big name on the program was Father Patrick, last year's three year old trotter of the year with career earnings of more than $2.5 Million.  Installed as a 1/5 morning line favorite, Father Patrick went off as the 1/9 ch...
Read More

Radar Contact continues sensational season

on 06/06/2015 2:00 AM
When last seen, Radar Contact was winning the Betsy Ross for Open Mare Pacers at Harrah's Philadephia over some of the best older mares in training.  She returned to The Meadowlands Friday night and it should come as no surprise that she called the Winners' Circle her home again. Leaving from post position nine in the $28,500 Open Handicap for the pacing mares, Radar Contact was over...
Read More

Smokinmombo sets record in Currier & Ives

on 06/06/2015 2:00 AM
Smokinmombo made the decisive move to the front past the quarter and sped to victory in 1:54.2 — a stake record — in Friday’s $94,000 Currier & Ives for 3-year-old filly trotters at The Meadows. Smexi and Matter Hatter took the other splits. The trio gave their sire, Explosive Matter, a Currier & Ives sweep. Saturday’s special Belmont Day card at The Meadows features the $...
Read More

Southern Girl wins filly Maywood Pace elim

on 06/06/2015 2:00 AM
Sophomore pacing fillies stepped into the spotlight on Friday, June 5th at Maywood Park as a field of eight state-breds squared off in an $8,000 Filly Maywood Stake elimination. The top seven finishers on Friday night will return next week where they will be joined by Lex in the $35,600 final. After saving ground all the way to the top of the stretch, driver Travis Seekman tipped Sou...
Read More

Big Belmont Day party at Pocono

on 06/06/2015 2:00 AM
As the nation waits for American Pharoah to hit the track for the 147th Belmont Stakes, the party at the Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono will be in full swing. The huge celebration gets underway at 2 p.m. with all patio bars and trackside concession bars opening for the day. The Downs is planning an early post time of 3:30 p.m. with four races, and continuing with 12 more after the Belmont; i...
Read More

Takter's 2YOs get passing grades at qualifiers

on 06/06/2015 2:00 AM
For trainer Jimmy Takter, one of his favorite days of the year is the first day he brings his 2-year-olds to their first qualifiers. After his stable captured seven of Saturday morning’s 11 events for the newcomers at the Meadowlands, it is easy to understand his enthusiasm. Takter won with 2-year-old female trotters Sunset Glider and Twice Is Right, 2-year-old male trotters Earn And Bu...
Read More

Suit And Tie takes Currier & Ives at Meadows

on 06/06/2015 2:00 AM
Suit And Tie was dressed for success in Saturday’s Currier & Ives open division at The Meadows, promenading through the Lightning Lane to earn a narrow victory in the $119,565 stake for 3-year-old trotters. Suit And Tie had won only two of his previous 21 starts and was somewhat overshadowed by his stablemate, Boots N Chains, who also started in the Currier & Ives. But John Bute...
Read More

Bee A Magician wins Charlie Hill Memorial

on 06/06/2015 2:00 AM
Bee A Magician, driven by Brian Sears, dug deep to win the $200,000 Charlie Hill Memorial in 1:53.3 Saturday night (June 6) at Scioto Downs. Sent off as the favorite at odds of 1-5, the 5-year-old Kadabra mare and Sears floated out from post 4 as DW's NY Yank left from post 5 and Il Sogno Dream took the lead from post 2. Bee A Magician, the lone mare in the race, range...
Read More

Dancin Yankee takes Pocono feature

on 06/06/2015 2:00 AM
A specially-formatted 16-race card was featured on Belmont Day at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, with four races held before the historic doings in Elmont NY and then the remainder starting after the big race. The race attracting the most attention was the tenth race (held in the evening portion), a $30,000 Open pace, and there was "dancin’ in the moonlight” as 2014 Pennsylvania Pac...
Read More

Sophomores clash in Somebeachsomewhere

on 06/06/2015 2:00 AM
Dudes The Man and Rockin In Heaven scored victories in their respective $78,767 divisions of the Somebeachsomewhere Stakes Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack. A group of 19 three-year-old pacing colts and geldings were split into two divisions of "The Beach.” For many of the sophomores, they were using the Somebeachsomewhere Stakes as a final prep for next week’s Pepsi North America C...
Read More