Categories

Owner gives take on CTC starter Your So Vain

on 09/13/2013 2:00 AM
After finding the wire first in 1:52.4 in his elimination, Your So Vain marked himself as a top threat for this year's edition of the $686,000 Canadian Trotting Classic final on Saturday at Mohawk.   The trotting son of Donato Hanover will look for his third straight win for driver Randy Waples.   Trained by Brad Maxwell and owned by Paul and Glenn Van Camp (P G Van ...
Read More

PA owner Frank Castelli dies at 88

on 09/13/2013 2:00 AM
Standardbred owner Frank Joseph Castelli, 88, who also served as president of the Meadows Standardbred Owners Association and together with his wife Susan owned part of top pacer Georgia Pacific, died Sept. 12 at Miner’s Medical Center in Pennsylvania.   Born July 4, 1925, in South Fork, he was the son of Anthony and Bianca (Bendinelli) Castelli. Castelli was most known for h...
Read More

Jug Day Open renamed Won The West Open

on 09/13/2013 2:00 AM
The racing officials at the Delaware County Fair are pleased to announce that thanks to support of James Koehler, the Jug Day Open Pace originally carded with a $5,000 purse will be increased to $10,000 and will be renamed the Won The West Open Pace.   Won The West, winner of $3.9 million in career earnings, was co-owned by Koehler’s Country Club Acres, the Strollin Stable and Wil...
Read More

Two sons of Chocolatier win in NJSS Green Acres

on 09/13/2013 2:00 AM
Choco Sun and Shelikescandy, 2 year olds by Chocolatier, accounted for two of the three victories in $7,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes–Green Acres on Friday at Freehold Raceway.   Choco Sun ($8.60) was a head winner over Angels Ransom (by Revenue) and held a nine and a quarter length advantage over Rannoch Moor (by Muscles Yankee) in third race division for colts and gelding...
Read More

Run And Tell Pap trots to Scioto track record

on 09/13/2013 2:00 AM
The temperatures may be cooling off but the racing is still hot at Scioto Downs Racino. With just two race nights left, track records are still being broken.   Run And Tell Pap and Tony Hall took almost another full second off the aged trotting record when they crossed the line in 1:53.2 in the $20,000 Open Trot on Friday. The previous record of 1:54.1 was held by Dunkster, Hesza La...
Read More

Buter sweeps Yonkers features

on 09/13/2013 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway's Friday night $37,000 co-featured Open Handicaps--Pace for the lasses and a non-discriminatory Trot for either/or--were won by Blue Chip Matchmaker victress Feeling You (Tyler Buter, $8.60) and an in-form Can I Say (Buter again, $18.20).   Locally-debuting Fashion Mystery (Brent Holland) seat everyone early from the pole, finding a :27.1 opening quarter mile. She wa...
Read More

For You Almostfree takes Tioga top trot

on 09/13/2013 2:00 AM
For You Almostfree and Aaron Byron took home the featured $16,000 Open Trot on Friday night at Tioga Downs.   Leaving from post position three in a field of eight, Byron got For You Almostfree away sixth as Neighsay Hanover (Jim Meittinis) took the field by the opening quarter in :27.1. As the field went by the three-eighths mark of the race, Howard Parker brushed Cold Certifie...
Read More

Accident mars Friday's 11th race at Northfield

on 09/13/2013 2:00 AM
The Friday night races at Northfield Park were marred by an accident that took place in the 11th race.   In the race's initial turn, I Love My Yankee (David Lake) broke stride and started a chain reaction of drivers being unseated. Drivers Ammon Hershberger and Beau Blevens were injured and transported to a local hospital. All the other drivers walked away without incident...
Read More

Indiana’s best crowned at Hoosier Park

on 09/12/2013 2:00 AM
Hoosier Park Racing & Casino highlighted their 20th season of live Standardbred racing with the annual Hoosier Champions night on Wednesday, September 11. Eight new Indiana Sire Stakes champions were crowned on the evening that featured a 14-race card boasting record purses over the $1.8 million mark. The Anderson track played host to four $200,000 Indiana Sire Stakes finals for three-y...
Read More

Social Scene sets Monticello record in NYSS

on 09/12/2013 2:00 AM
Social Scene and driver George Brennan blistered to a 1:52.2 track record performance in their division of the $155,000 New York Sires Stakes (NYSS) at Monticello Raceway on Wednesday afternoon. In doing so, the time erased the former mark of 1:52.3 set last year by Romantic Moment and Yannick Gingras.   It was perfect day for making speed with high humidity, bright su...
Read More

Ontario panel costs more than $500,000

on 09/12/2013 2:00 AM
The Harness Edge has reported that an Ontario legislator has learned that the Horse Racing Industry Transition Panel has cost the province more than $500,000. "Newly released documents, obtained by Perth-Wellington MPP Randy Pettapiece through a Freedom of Information request, show the Horse Racing Industry Transition Panel billed taxpayers $526,649 in compensation and expenses between June 201...
Read More

Illinois Super Night Saturday at Balmoral Park

on 09/12/2013 2:00 AM
Illinois will have its championship night for Illini-breds on Saturday night at Balmoral Park, and the program includes several horses who have become stars in the state this season.   In Race 2, King Mufasa, a winner of 11 of 12 races this year, will try to capture the $124,000 Su Mac Lad Trot for 3-year-old colts and geldings. King Mufasa will start from the rail and is 3-2 on the morni...
Read More

$2.5 million yearling bred by Hertrich, Fielding

on 09/12/2013 2:00 AM
Standardbred breeders Fred Hertrich III and John Fielding sold a Thoroughbred colt for $2.5 million at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale in Lexington, Ky., on Thursday.   Hertrich also breeds and sells Standardbreds commercially as All American Harnessbreds, with 10 yearlings (one in partnership with Fielding and David Willmot) selling this fall at the Lexington Selected Sale an...
Read More

Odds On Equuleus wins qualifier in 1:50.1

on 09/12/2013 2:00 AM
While trainer Tony Alagna is keeping Captaintreacherous home and skipping the Little Brown Jug, he still may have three entries in Emeritus Maximus, Wake Up Peter and Odds On Equuleus, the latter only entering his barn two weeks ago. The latter two raced in a qualifier on Thursday, Sept. 12, at The Red Mile, with Odds On Equuleus—with Alagna driving-romping to a 33-length win in 1:50.1....
Read More

Rosecroft opens 29-night fall meet Saturday

on 09/12/2013 2:00 AM
Rosecroft Raceway kicks off its 29-night fall race meet this Saturday with a 12 race card. First race post time is 7:25 p.m. New Racing Secretary Peter Hanley was pleased with the response thus far from the horsemen in the region. "We had eight qualifying races this past Tuesday and nearly 130 entries for our first two race cards which shows horsemen are eager to get back to racing at Rosecroft...
Read More

New Weekend Preview a bit of a Jug Preview

on 09/12/2013 2:00 AM
You could call the $260,000 Pennsylvania Sires Stakes championship for 3-year-old pacing colts a Jug Preview. It includes six Jug eligibles, and the trainers of a few of them have updates on their charges in the latest edition of HarnessRacing Weekend Preview.   Also, Dustin Jones offers insights on Wheeling N Dealin's chances in the Canadian Trotting Classic and Dan Daley reveals w...
Read More

Certified Ideal 12-length winner in Green Acres

on 09/12/2013 2:00 AM
Certified Ideal [$3.20] drew away to a 12-length victory in the $7,000 second leg of the New Jersey Sire Stakes – Green Acres for 3-year-old pacing fillies on Thursday (Sept. 12) at Freehold Raceway. Certified Ideal (Western Ideal) cruised to her third win in nine starts this year in 1:54.1, with a last quarter in :27.1. Air Miles Hanover and My Tallia Ideal, both also by Western Ideal, fini...
Read More

Captaintreacherous to race at Hoosier Sept. 21

on 09/12/2013 2:00 AM
Hoosier Park Racing & Casino is proud to announce that the defending Pacer of the Year, Captaintreacherous will make his Hoosier Park racing debut on Saturday, Sept. 21, in a $50,000 three-year-old Invitational Pace. Hoosier Park's Racing Secretary, Scott Peine, reached out to the connections of Captaintreacherous with hopes that they would be looking for a place to race before his previou...
Read More

PASS 2YO finals Sunday at Harrah's Philly

on 09/12/2013 2:00 AM
On Sunday (Sept. 16) afternoon, Harrah's Philadelphia will host a quartet of Pennsylvania Sire Stakes finals for 2-year-olds of each sex and gait, offering well over $1 million in purses -- and the equine talent surely matches the purses for which they will compete.   Pacing fillies square off in race nine, and Fashion Farms' Gallie Bythe Beach (post one) seems the likely filly to beat. H...
Read More

Woodbine wants January dates on schedule

on 09/12/2013 2:00 AM
The Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) is circulating for public input the proposed change received from Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) to change its approved calendar of Standardbred race dates at Woodbine Racetrack. Input must be received prior to Friday, Sept. 20.   Based on its original 2013 approved race dates, Woodbine Standardbred is scheduled to run 4 days a week in October...
Read More