Categories

$700,000 in bonuses for Ont.-sired in 2015

on 09/12/2014 2:00 AM
Ontario Horse Racing (OHR) announced on Friday (Sept. 12) that in the 2015 calendar year, Ontario-sired 2-year-olds racing in Ontario will receive a projected $700,000 in new purse bonuses distributed as a 20 percent bonus on overnight races plus a 5 percent purse bonus on Ontario Sires Stakes earnings.   The proposal, which was brought forward by the Standardbred Advisory Group, was...
Read More

BZ Glide uses late rally for another Batavia win

on 09/12/2014 2:00 AM
For the second straight week and three out of his last four, BZ Glide came from well off the lead via a furious stretch drive to capture the $9,500 top trotting feature at Batavia Downs on Friday (Sept. 12).   Heavy post-time favorite Lutetium (Kevin Cummings) sprang off the gate, circled around co-leaver Sack Full Of Gold (Drew Monti) and made his way to the lead immediately after the th...
Read More

Northfield announces fall late closers

on 09/12/2014 2:00 AM
Northfield Park has announced the dates of three Fall Late Closing series. All of the newly added Late Closers carry a condition of: Non-winners of Two Pari-Mutuel Races (Ohio breds N/W Three) or Non-Winners of $15,000 Lifetime (Through 8/31/2014).   Tuesdays (October 7, October 14, October 21 and October 28) will host The Election Night Series for trotters. Each of the four legs will car...
Read More

Class jump, no problem. I Like My Boss 15-for-15

on 09/11/2014 2:00 AM
All good things must come to an end, but for I Like My Boss, that time is not now. The venerable trotter extended the longest current unbeaten streak to start a career in North America with his 15th consecutive win in the $17,000 Open Trot Wednesday at Harrington Raceway in 1:56.4.   I Like My Boss ($5.20, Jon Roberts) survived his first test versus Open class trotters, holding off ...
Read More

Rose Run Nash wins 18th of year

on 09/11/2014 2:00 AM
Rose Run Nash scored his 18th victory of the season at Monticello Raceway on Wednesday afternoon when Jimmy Marohn Jr. drove him to a 1:57.4 triumph over On The Podium driven by Bruce Aldrich Jr.   The 5-year-old altered son of Trainforthefuture has moved four victories ahead of Too Salty and continues to lead North America in races won this year by a trotter. In fact, Rose Run Nash...
Read More

Can Lookslikeachpndale show more in Wellwood?

on 09/11/2014 2:00 AM
Lookslikeachpndale strutted winning form for the first time when he captured his elimination for Saturday's $390,000 William Wellwood Memorial for 2-year-old male trotters at Mohawk Racetrack and driver Sylvain Filion thinks the colt can show even more.   Trained by Luc Blais, Lookslikeachpndale starts Saturday's final from post two, one spot inside of last week's other Wellwood eli...
Read More

Jolene Jolene: A filly with "attitude"

on 09/11/2014 2:00 AM
Jolene Jolene might not be much when it comes to socializing in the barn, but trainer Jonas Czernyson doesn't mind as long as she is the life of the party on the racetrack.   The 2-year-old filly trotter heads to Saturday's $385,000 Peaceful Way Stakes at Mohawk Racetrack with a three-race win streak, including a 1 1/2-length triumph over Juanitas Fury in 1:55.1 in her elimina...
Read More

Meadowlands adds Super High-5 with 8% takeout

on 09/11/2014 2:00 AM
The Meadowlands is pleased to announce the addition of a new wager to its wagering menu. It is a Super High-Five Jackpot that will be offered with a 20-cent minimum on the last race of each racing program. The wager will offer an industry low takeout rate of eight percent and the pool will be seeded with $10,000 on its first night being offered, Friday Nov. 14.   "The WEG circu...
Read More

CHHA to host prayer breakfast

on 09/11/2014 2:00 AM
The Christian Harness Horsemen’s Association (CHHA) will celebrate their 30th anniversary at a Prayer Breakfast Wednesday, Sept. 17, Jugette Day, at 6:30 a.m. Everyone is invited to join with other Christian horsemen and women and harness racing enthusiasts as they give thanks to God for 30 years of blessings. There is no cost for the event and it is open to everyone. The Buckeye Valle...
Read More

Sunshine Stakes Saturday at Sunshine Meadows

on 09/11/2014 2:00 AM
Harness racing is coming to Delray Beach, Fla., this Saturday with the $25,000 Sunshine Stakes for two and three-year-old trotters and pacers. The races will be held at the Sunshine Meadows Equestrian Village on Route 7/441 beginning at 11 am.   There is free admission and parking, arts and crafts and equine product vendors, food trucks, pony rides and other activities for children....
Read More

Top Ohio colt Friskie Adam fractures ankle

on 09/11/2014 2:00 AM
Friskie Adam, one of Ohio's top 3-year-old pacing colts, suffered a season-ending injury while experiencing his first defeat of the year in the final Sires Stakes leg this past Saturday (Sept. 6) at Scioto Downs.   Undefeated in his first eight starts -- all stakes -- the Feelin Friskie-Lottery Fever colt held on to finish third Saturday, despite a fracture of his left hind ank...
Read More

Vote for Standardbred group in WEG contest

on 09/11/2014 2:00 AM
The Ontario Standardbred Horse Association  is calling upon everyone in harness racing for their help to win $10,000 in a contest launched today by Woodbine Entertainment Group called WEG Cares Week. They are offering all of the charities they support, including the Ontario Standardbred Adoption Society (OSAS), the opportunity to win the prize money based on the number of votes they ...
Read More

Bartlett reviews his NYSS finalists

on 09/11/2014 2:00 AM
With Yonkers Raceway hosting the 25th edition of the New York Night of Champions Saturday night, driver Jason Bartlett—who has dates in every race—discussed his assignments. The $1.8 million event, richest night of racing in the state, offers eight, $225,000 sire stakes finals for 2-and 3-year-olds of both sexes and gait (races 5 through 9 on the 13-race program). Once again, each race ...
Read More

Switchblade Hall scores in NJ Green Acres

on 09/11/2014 2:00 AM
It took his tenth career start, but Switchblade Hall finally reached the winner's circle with a sharp effort in the $7,000 third leg of New Jersey Sire Stakes-Green Acres for 2-year-old trotting colts and geldings in the second of two non-wagering events on Thursday, Sept. 11, at Freehold Raceway. Trainer Ray Schnittker drove the son of Muscles Yankee, who covered the mile in 2:01.2, finish...
Read More

"Don't write the check" in new Weekend Preview!

on 09/11/2014 2:00 AM
"Don't write the purse check yet!” That's what the connections of five trotters trained by someone not named Jimmy Takter are saying for Saturday night's Canadian Trotting Classic at Mohawk Racetrack, and the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview has the thoughts of some of the drivers who are hoping to pull the upset. New York and Illinois are crowning their Sires Stakes champions on Sa...
Read More

Bee A Magician's 1:52.1 just misses Philly mark

on 09/11/2014 2:00 AM
A field of eight winners-over $25,000 lifetime trotters lined up behind the starter for the Thursday afternoon feature at Harrah's Philadelphia, renewing the rivalry between trotting mare superstars Bee A Magician and Classic Martine.   At the start, it was Opening Night (Dave Miller) showing the best early speed. The 56-1 longshot battled for the lead, in an opening quarter that wa...
Read More

Mystical Wishes picks up 7th win in 12 starts

on 09/11/2014 2:00 AM
Three-year-old trotting fillies completed their Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots regular season on Thursday night at Flamboro Downs in five $18,000 divisions. The fastest division was dominated by Stormont Kate and Bruce Richardson who got the girls by the opening marker in :29, the half in :59.2 and three-quarters in 1:28.3 and were home easily in 1:58.2. Chelseas Chance was second followed by...
Read More

Bee The Queen leads off Kindergarten fillies

on 09/11/2014 2:00 AM
Round three of the Kindergarten series was contested on Thursday, Sept. 11, at The Red Mile, with four divisions, compiled of forty freshmen filly trotters in all, carded for the weeknight action.   The opening division was taken by 30-1 shot Bee The Queen, doing so in a career best 1:56 over a good track. Leaving the gate, Bee The Queen secured forward position as Sweet Thing, from...
Read More

Ont. breeders remind about value of program

on 09/10/2014 2:00 AM
The Standardbred Breeders of Ontario have sent the following press release regarding the upcoming yearling sales which will be featuring Ontario-sired yearlings:   Thanks to strong lobbying efforts by the Standardbred Breeders of Ontario Association (SBOA) and other industry organizations, the 2014 Ontario Sires Stakes program saw significant purse increases over the 2013 season. Th...
Read More

Multiple 2YO filly trotting winners in Grassroots

on 09/10/2014 2:00 AM
The 2014 Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots regular season for two-year trotting fillies came to a close on Tuesday night (September 9) at Mohawk Racetrack as the Campbellville oval played host to six $18,000 divisions. Sires Kadabra and Deweycheatumnhowe dominated the action with Kadabra picking up a trio of winners and Deweycheatumnhowe grabbing two credits. Magical Lass was the first win...
Read More