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Billy Flynn stays undefeated in Arden Downs

on 07/26/2014 2:00 AM
Billy Flynn bore out in the stretch but still had enough forward momentum to equal the stake record in Friday’s $80,000 Arden Downs at The Meadows. The Grand Circuit event for 2-year-old colt and gelding trotters, known as the Edward M. Ryan, was contested over four divisions, with Explosive Drama, Shoot The Thrill, Billy Flynn and Canappealformore taking the other splits. Grand Circuit...
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Mission Brief sets track mark in Merrie Anabelle elim

on 07/26/2014 2:00 AM
Friday night at the Meadowlands celebrated the remarkable career of Cat Manzi with that Hall Of Famer meeting fans then joining friends and family for a night at the races. On the track, the night featured the eliminations for the top freshman trotting stakes of the 2014 Championship Meet, the Peter Haughton Memorial colt stake and the Merrie Annabelle for the fairer sex. The Peter Haug...
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Southwind Pepino ties Scioto 1:52.2 trot record

on 07/26/2014 2:00 AM
Southwind Pepino tied the all-time trotting track record of 1:52.2 on Friday night in the $25,000 Open Trot at Scioto Downs. He now shares this record with Modern Family and Unefoisdanmavie.   A 6-year-old son of Chocolatier, Southwind Pepino is trained, driven and partially owned by Hugh "Sandy" Beatty and Robert Sharrits.   Southwind Pepino started ...
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NYSS 3CPs set for Buffalo Sunday afternoon

on 07/26/2014 2:00 AM
The first of eight visits by the lucrative New York Sires Stakes (NYSS) takes place Sunday afternoon at Batavia Downs and for the local fans it's a chance to see some of the biggest names in harness racing. The 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers will be on hand and that means some very exciting action.   There will be three legs of the NYSS and two of the Excelsior series and the e...
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Father Patrick, I Luv The Nitelife win qualifiers

on 07/26/2014 2:00 AM
The final edition of Breakfast With The Babies for the 2014 season Saturday at the Meadowlands began with Hambletonian favorite Father Patrick getting in some prep work in advance of next Saturday's big dance. His performance did nothing to encourage any Hambo fence-riders that may have been considering buying a $15,000 ticket to that dance. Yannick Gingras gave him a tour of the oval in 1:52 ...
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McWicked wins Adios final in 1:49.1

on 07/26/2014 2:00 AM
Confronted by a challenger who would not go away, 1-5 favorite McWicked dug in, blazed the back half in an amazing :53.2 and captured Saturday's $400,000 final of the Delvin Miller Adios Pace for the Orchids Presented by Coors Light. With the victory, Casie Coleman, who conditions McWicked for SSG Stables, became the first female trainer to win an Adios final in the 48-year-history of this imp...
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Allstar Rating wins Adioo Volo in Meadows record

on 07/26/2014 2:00 AM
Allstar Rating got the jump on a crowded field, then overpowered the tiring leader down the backside to capture Saturday’s $114,174 Quinton Patterson Adioo Volo at The Meadows in 1:49, fastest mile ever paced at The Meadows by a filly or mare. With a field of 11, the Adioo Volo for sophomore fillies was not split into divisions as per custom but was raced as one dash for the cash, with ...
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Archangel wins first Cashman elim in 1:50

on 07/26/2014 2:00 AM
Many of the sport’s stars were out on Saturday night at The Meadowlands and none shown brighter than Archangel who won the first elimination for the John Cashman, Jr Memorial trot in a world record 1:50 flat. The mile broke a six-way tie for the fastest mile ever by a trotter on a mile track. Yannick Gingras sent the handsome five year old millionaire son of Credit Winner out fast for t...
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Yankee Bounty sets stake mark at Meadows

on 07/26/2014 2:00 AM
Adios Week at The Meadows came to an exciting conclusion Saturday with the $400,000 final of the Delvin Miller Adios Pace for the Orchids Presented By Coors Light, the $114,175 Quinton Patterson Adioo Volo and four Arden Downs stakes, each a Grand Circuit event. Here are highlights of those Arden Downs stakes: $75,000 Gov. David L. Lawrence, 2-Year-Old Colt & Gelding Pacers Yankee ...
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Sebastian K takes second Cashman elim

on 07/26/2014 2:00 AM
Sebastian K was back to his winning ways in the second elimination for Ake Svanstedt with an easy three length score in 1:51. The race began with Creatine flying off the wings from the outside for Mike Lachance and clearing Sebastian as they reached the quarter in a dazzling 26 flat. The pace slowed abruptly when Lachance took up on the lead and Svanstedt was forced to yank Sebastian K out qui...
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I Like My Boss dazzles on Governor's Day card

on 07/25/2014 2:00 AM
The richest day of the year for Delaware horsemen Thursday at Harrington Raceway saw the completion of four $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) final events as well as signature events for older horses on the 13-race program.   The annual Governor's Day program during the Delaware State Fair was host to a large crowd who was treated to some entertaining racing under ...
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Cullipher sweeps INSS freshman colt paces

on 07/25/2014 2:00 AM
Freshman pacing colts were in the spotlight at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Thursday in the second round of Indiana Sires Stakes action but the night belonged to trainer Jeff Cullipher and driver Sam Widger.   The Cullipher-Widger duo teamed up to score in the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes final for 2-year-old pacing colts with Toni's Affection in 1:51.4 and then just a f...
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Betting on Bet Ya in Ontario

on 07/25/2014 2:00 AM
Joanne Colville of Moffat, Ont., wears several hats in the Ontario harness racing industry. She's the program coordinator for the Ontario Standardbred Adoption Society, the agency charged with finding new homes for retired Standardbreds.   Joanne also operates a breeding farm and is an accomplished rider serving as outrider at racetracks. Saturday night at Mohawk she'll have he...
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$42,500 guaranteed pools Saturday at Meadows

on 07/25/2014 2:00 AM
Just as the winner of Saturday's $400,000 final of the Delvin Miller Adios Pace for the Orchids presented by Coors Light will cash big time, bettors playing the Adios Day card at The Meadows will enjoy opportunities for a lucrative payday.   For the Saturday card, The Meadows is offering four pool guarantees totaling $42,500 in association with the United States Trotting Association...
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Raymer brings two to Hambletonian Oaks

on 07/25/2014 2:00 AM
Trainer Jim Raymer hasn't gotten where he is today in the Standardbred sport by not understanding the competition. For Raymer, who entered two in the $500,000 Hambletonian Oaks on Aug. 2 at the Meadowlands, it's been a long and well thought out process.   Raymer's Harley Momma and Nitro Nittany are not exactly household names in a field that includes world champions Designed To Be, ...
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Darke County Fair introduces Noble Award

on 07/25/2014 2:00 AM
The Darke County Agricultural Society will be presenting a Tapestry by renowned equine artist Ann Lufkin at the upcoming meet to the week's leading driver. The Tapestry features Sam "Chip" Noble III driving at Greenville where he dominated for so many years.   ‘‘Chip was such a big part of our racing for so long, we just came to take his greatness for granted. It will be a...
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Can Intimidate continue momentum in Cashman?

on 07/25/2014 2:00 AM
Intimidate followed his most lackluster performance of the year with a stunning victory in the Maple Leaf Trot last weekend and trainer Luc Blais is hopeful the 5-year-old trotter can keep the momentum going in Saturday's first of two eliminations for the John Cashman Jr. Memorial at the Meadowlands.   The Cashman, formerly known as the Nat Ray, attracted 15 horses, including world ...
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Takter given 3-day suspension for Miller drive

on 07/25/2014 2:00 AM
The New Jersey Racing Commission judges at the Meadowlands have ruled that Jimmy Takter caused interference to Designed To Be while driving Scream And Shout in the Del Miller Memorial at the Meadowlands July 12. Takter was suspended for three days for the violation.   Takter's drive was scrutinized by the judges  in a hearing last week. Following the race on July 12, there was ...
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Meadowlands draw information

on 07/25/2014 2:00 AM
The draw for the last weekend of racing for the 2014 Championship Meet at the Meadowlands will be the standard procedure of entering by 9 a.m. on Monday (July 28) for the Friday (Aug. 1) card and by 9 a.m. on Tuesday for (July 29) Saturday's Hambletonian card.   In the interest of having the strongest possible line-up of races for Saturday, a few of the races may be used...
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Im The Real Lady wins ISS 2YOFP Final

on 07/25/2014 2:00 AM
While she may have played the bridesmaid in her first start against stakes company, Im The Real Lady found the winner’s circle when it mattered most as she shined in the featured event, the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Final for two-year-old pacing fillies, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday, July 25. With driver Peter Wrenn at the lines, Im The Real Lady was able to overcome a to...
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