Categories

Inittowinafortune one of 5 wins for Byron

on 08/23/2014 2:00 AM
Driver Aaron Byron had the hot hand at Tioga Downs on Friday (August 22) evening, taking five of the evening's ten races. Among his triumphs was a 1:52.1 win in the $15,000 Mares Open Handicap Pace with Inittowinafortune ($6.20).   After establishing the lead with the four-year-old Cams Fortune mare, Byron yielded to the pocket, allowing Southwind Trini (Jim Meittinis) to set steady fract...
Read More

Traverse Seelster, Lems star at Tioga, Vernon

on 08/23/2014 2:00 AM
Pouncing from the pocket on the approach to the far turn, Keith Pippi's Traverse Seelster ($3.30) recorded the fastest mile ever at Tioga Downs for an older trotting gelding, taking Saturday (Aug. 23) evening's $15,000 Open Trot in 1:52.4.   Brandon Simpson settled into the pocket with the six-year-old Angus Hall gelding, drafting behind Lutetium (John Cummings, Jr.) through a :56.2...
Read More

Mach It So, Golden Receiver dead heat at PcD

on 08/23/2014 2:00 AM
Mach It So and Golden Receiver raced to a dead heat for the win in Saturday night's featured Preferred pace at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. The race carried a purse of $25,000.   Mach It So (Mach Three-Beach Dancer), driven by Andrew McCarthy for trainer PJ Fraley, appeared to have the race wrapped up when he kicked his cover at the top of the stretch and scooted to the lead. But Go...
Read More

Salazar wires field to win Batavia Open Pace

on 08/23/2014 2:00 AM
Salazar and driver Ron Beback Jr. started from post one, led the whole race and won pulling away in the $9,500 Open Pace at Batavia Downs Saturday night (Aug. 23).   Off the gate, Salazar motored into the first turn fast enough to seat What The Sheik (Dave McNeight Jr.) who left two deep and then park out Rock N Roll Legend (Drew Monti) who was three-high at the eighth pole. The gro...
Read More

Harrisburg yearling preview now online

on 08/22/2014 2:00 AM
Standardbred Horse Sales Company is proud to announce that its 76th Annual Harrisburg Yearling Sale Preview is now posted on our website, http://www.theblackbook.com/. Individual yearling pedigrees will soon follow, with yearling video links posted closer to the sale.   Yearling Sale dates are Monday, Nov. 3, through Thursday, Nov. 6, featuring 1,123 yearlings – 531 by Pennsylvania...
Read More

Market Rally, Avalicious win NYSS splits

on 08/22/2014 2:00 AM
The intermittent rain showers on Thursday afternoon didn't deter Market Rally and Avalicious from their main objectives as each won their respective $60,200 divisions of 3-year-old trotting fillies in New York Sires Stakes (NYSS) at Monticello Raceway. Both fillies, from the powerful Ron Burke stable, were driven to victory by Jimmy Morrill Jr.   The two trotting events were the last...
Read More

Veteran horseman Art Bier dies at 74

on 08/22/2014 2:00 AM
Arthur "Artie” Lance Bier, the father of Delaware-based horsemen Daryl and Sean Bier, died Thursday, Aug. 21. He was 74. A top horseman of the 1970s and 80s, Mr. Bier's last drive came in 2002, although he continued to train horses through 2011. One of Mr. Bier's greatest days as a driver came on Valentine's Day 1981 at Northfield Park when scored six wins in six drives, equaling the track ma...
Read More

Waples has strong duo in quest for first Metro

on 08/22/2014 2:00 AM
Randy Waples is heading into this weekend's Metro Pace eliminations at Mohawk Racetrack in an enviable position. The 49-year-old reinsman is not just in both eliminations, he is sitting behind Nassagaweya Stakes winners.   Last Saturday night, Waples guided Traceur Hanover and Sports Bettor to victory lane in their respective Nassagaweya splits, setting him up with two contenders fo...
Read More

Yankee Bounty remains unbeaten in PASS

on 08/22/2014 2:00 AM
There were three divisions of PASS races for 2-year-old colt and gelding pacers contested at Harrah's Philadelphia on Friday afternoon (August 22nd), each going for a purse of just over $80,000. In the second division, the wagering public made the undefeated Yankee Bounty (Yankee Cruiser-Bootleg Yankee) the prohibitive favorite, going off at 1/9 on the board. At the start, it was Dragon Eddy (D...
Read More

Morrill magnificent on Friday at Vernon

on 08/22/2014 2:00 AM
Driver Jim Morrill Jr. was the star of the evening on Friday night at Vernon Downs. He won with six of his nine drives on the 12-race program. One of those wins was with Gural Hanover (Crazed-Givemearing) in the $59,100 New York Sire Stakes for 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters. The win was the seventh consecutive Sire Stakes win for Gural Hanover. Gural Hanover actually sat second behind W...
Read More

Bee A Magician, Robin Cruiser win at Yonkers

on 08/22/2014 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway’s Friday night $44,000 co-featured Opens--a handicap for distaff pacers and a blind draw all socially-acceptable trotters--were won by odds-on numbers Robin Cruiser (Jordan Stratton, $3.70) and Bee A Magician (Brian Sears, $3.10). From penultimate post position No. 6, Robin Cruiser was in the game early, yielding to outside assignee Summertime Lea (George Brennan). just ...
Read More

Lexington Selected Sale catalog now online

on 08/21/2014 2:00 AM
The catalog for the 2014 Lexington Selected Yearling Sale is now available on the company's website, http://www.lexingtonselected.com/. It will also be available early next week on the Equineline Sales Catalog App for iPad users. Printed catalogs should be received by those on the company's mailing list around Labor Day.   The sale begins its annual run on Tuesday, Sept. 30, and continues...
Read More

Thank you from the Steck family

on 08/21/2014 2:00 AM
To our friends in the harness racing industry:   Trying to say thank you to everyone who called, texted, posted on the internet, sent flowers or prayed for us at the time of our son Ryder Steck's death, seems impossible. The love and compassion we have felt from our entire industry has been so very overwhelming and amazing.   It is true that when something tragic happens you find ...
Read More

No elims needed for Cane Pace

on 08/21/2014 2:00 AM
With just eight entries for the 60th Cane Pace at Tioga Downs, no eliminations will be necessary this weekend and all will advance directly to the $437,325 final on Labor Day Monday, Sept. 1.   The field of eight includes three supplemental entries: Meadowlands Pace winner He's Watching, Breeders Crown champ Luck Be Withyou, and Lyonssomewhere. The connections of each 3-year-old col...
Read More

Trot Fudge Sundae sets Running Aces mark

on 08/21/2014 2:00 AM
Trot Fudge Sundae continued the rotation of winners of the weekly $8,000 Open Trot on Wednesday night at Running Aces. In the process the 4-year-old American Native mare broke the track record for her age, sex and gait by four-fifths of a second. Her 1:55.2 clocking eclipsed the previous best of Heartsaregonnaroll established in 2013.   Driver-trainer Rick Magee was content to sit i...
Read More

Trixton wins qualifier; Father Patrick scopes sick

on 08/21/2014 2:00 AM
August started on a high note for trainer Jimmy Takter as he scored big victories at the Meadowlands in the Hambletonian with Trixton and the Oaks with Lifetime Pursuit. But as the month continued Takter found himself battling sickness in his barn, which affected several horses including Father Patrick, who made an early break in the Hambletonian and then suffered a stinging defeat next time out...
Read More

Mission Brief set to take Kindergartners to class

on 08/21/2014 2:00 AM
With eight entrants for the Cane Pace heading straight to the $437,325 final on Labor Day, a quartet of Kindergarten Classic events headline this Sunday afternoon's card at Tioga Downs.   Freshman trotting fillies contest races 8 and 10 on the 13-race card, with the latter division attracting Tompkins-Geers winner Allerage Star (post two) and Merrie Annabelle winner Mission Bri...
Read More

Mohawk Jackpot Hi-5 mandatory on Aug. 30

on 08/21/2014 2:00 AM
Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) on Thursday announced the mandatory payout date for its Standardbred Jackpot Hi-5 wager. The Jackpot Hi-5 will have a mandatory payout on the final race of the Aug. 30 card of racing at Mohawk.   The carryover pool currently stands at $583,607.77 (after the Tuesday, Aug. 19 card).   In preparation for the event, the final opportuni...
Read More

Mohawk Stakes news in Weekend Preview!

on 08/21/2014 2:00 AM
Racing action shifts north of the border this weekend to Mohawk Racetrack, and in the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview, trainer Mark Austin gives his take on Metro Pace elim starter Sports Bettor, who is out to prove his 69-1 Nassagaweya division win last time out was no fluke. Trainer Linda Toscano also reveals why she expects ASAP Hanover to rebound in his Metro elim. Read why C...
Read More

PA Stallion Stakes, and new dead heat mark

on 08/21/2014 2:00 AM
There were four divisions of Pennsylvania Stallion Series races for 2-year-old colt and gelding pacers, each going for a purse of $20,000, on Thursday afternoon at Harrah's Philadelphia.   In the first division, Phil Peavyhouse's PV Dragon (Dragon Again-Jin Millie) living up to his favorite status. At the start, longshot Rock Springs (Well Said-Dolphins Can Talk) spri...
Read More