Categories

Ky Futurity winner My MVP wins at Red Mile

on 09/15/2013 2:00 AM
My MVP returned to the scene of his biggest career victory on Saturday night and the trip to The Red Mile paid off with a victory. Last year's Kentucky Futurity winner was assigned the outside post 10 in the $5,000 Open but the 4-year-old son of Cantab Hall, driven by Hall of Famer Mike Lachance, had no trouble as he took the lead at the opening quarter and led the rest of the way to score in ...
Read More

Way to go! Fayco Filly scores in OBC division

on 09/15/2013 2:00 AM
Fayco Filly and Brad Hanners found enough daylight in the stretch and sprinted past the pacesetting Crown Time Keeper (Chris Page) to win the featured $42,176 (div.) Ohio Breeders Championship for 2-year-old filly pacers on the opening day card Sunday at the Delaware County Fair.   When the gates wings folded the field quickly sat in post-position order. Kyle Ater sent the heavily f...
Read More

Southwind Silence upsets in PASS 2FP final

on 09/15/2013 2:00 AM
With well in excess of a million dollars on the line, the top 2 year olds in Pennsylvania met at Harrah's Philadelphia on Sunday afternoon for the culmination of their Sires Stakes season. And while two of four favorites proved triumphant, the quartet of $260,000 finals began with an upset.   The 2-year-old filly pace set up as a battle between Gallie Bythe Beach (John Cam...
Read More

DH trotting world record in PASS 3YO finals

on 09/14/2013 2:00 AM
As Frau Blucher was trying to nurse her lead late in the Pennsylvania Sires Stakes championship for 3-year-old fillies Friday at The Meadows, her stablemate, Classic Martine, was steadily cutting into the margin. The two hit the wire together in 1:53.2, the fastest trotting dead heat in North American harness history regardless of track size.   On an evening of exciting moments when...
Read More

Exodus Hanover seeks title in Sunday's PASS final

on 09/14/2013 2:00 AM
Bill Parcells once said "You are what your record says you are.” So when trainer Steve Elliott says Exodus Hanover "is what he is,” it could echo that notion.   Exodus Hanover, who is the 8-5 morning line favorite in Sunday's $260,000 Pennsylvania Sires Stakes final for 2-year-old male trotters, has won six of eight races this season. His victories include divisions of the Arde...
Read More

Is Punxsutawney a CTC dark horse?

on 09/14/2013 2:00 AM
After a victory and a pair of second-place finishes in his last three starts, Punxsutawney is certainly rounding into form heading into the $686,000 Canadian Trotting Classic on Saturday at Mohawk.   The talented son of Glidemaster finished second in his elimination, beaten only a neck, to Master Of Law in 1:53.4 at odds of 10-1.   Prior to last week, Punxsutawney fi...
Read More

19 entered in Little Brown Jug

on 09/14/2013 2:00 AM
A field of 19 sophomore pacers have dropped into the box for the $552,551 Little Brown Jug, the second leg of Pacing's Triple Crown, set for Thursday, Sept. 19, at the Delaware, Ohio County Fair.   Casie Coleman, who conditioned last year's Jug champion, Michael's Power, will be looking to make it two straight at Delaware when she sends Vegas Vacation and Lucan Hanover beh...
Read More

JS Trotting Bob sharp in NYSS victory

on 09/14/2013 2:00 AM
JS Trotting Bob (CR Excalibur-CR Mimosa) continued his sensational freshman season on Friday night at Saratoga Casino and Raceway as the New York Sires Stakes for 2-year-old colt and gelding trotters took center stage on the 15-race card. JS Trotting Bob was acquired by the KJ Stables of Baldwinsville, N.Y., a little over a month ago and has since gone four-for-four after his Friday night romp...
Read More

Mowod home after Meadows training spill

on 09/14/2013 2:00 AM
Joe Mowod, assistant trainer for Mike Palone who was injured in a Friday training mishap at The Meadows, was released from Pittsburgh's Allegheny General Hospital late Friday after being diagnosed with, and treated for, a "clinical concussion” and whiplash.   "There are no broken bones, and all the scans came back good,” Mowod said Saturday. "I have a bad headache and a sore nec...
Read More

Royalty For Life equals 1:52.2 CTC record

on 09/14/2013 2:00 AM
Royalty For Life established himself as the continent's best 3-year-old trotter with a stakes record-tying wire-to-wire performance in the $686,000 Canadian Trotting Classic on Saturday at Mohawk.   With Brian Sears driving, the George Ducharme-trainee equalled the 1:52.2 stakes mark, held by Market Share (2012), Lucky Chucky (2010) and Majestic Son (2006).   Early o...
Read More

Stakes wins for Father Patrick, Riveting Rosie

on 09/14/2013 2:00 AM
Jimmy Takter's Father Patrick lowered his own track, stakes and Canadian record when he captured the $365,000 William Wellwood Memorial Trot on Saturdayat Mohawk.   In an effortless manner, the sport's top freshman trotting star got under the wire first in1:53.4 for regular pilot Yannick Gingras, just one-fifth off the world record, which was set by Muscle Hill in 2008.   ...
Read More

Illinois crowns champions at Balmoral Park

on 09/14/2013 2:00 AM
 With clear skies and temperatures in the upper 60's a large crowd continued to file in as the big 14-race Illinois Super Night card at Balmoral Park kicked off with a pair of trotting events for Illinois conceived and foaled 3 year olds.   Diagonally gaited fillies were first onto the track with a field of 10 squaring off in the $105,000 Lady Ann Reed Championship. In a ...
Read More

Maud Blue Chip's 1:58 leads NYSS at Vernon

on 09/13/2013 2:00 AM
The favorite Maud Blue Chip continued her winning ways with a career-best 1:58 performance in a division of Thursday night's $109,124 New York Sires Stakes feature for 2-year-old filly trotters at Vernon Downs. Competing against eight eager rivals over a rain-affected good track in Thursday's ninth race, Maud Blue Chip rallied from fourth at the half to become a challenging second entering ...
Read More

Racey Miss wins Ontario Gold at Mohawk

on 09/13/2013 2:00 AM
Three-time Grassroots winner Racey Miss finally found her way into a Gold Series winner's circle with a 1:51.3 personal best at Mohawk Racetrack on Thursday evening. Scott Zeron hustled Racey Miss off the gate from Post 6, reaching the quarter in :26.2, but then opted to drop into the pocket behind Regil Elektra. Regil Elektra carried the three-year-old pacing filly field to a :54.3 half an...
Read More

$1 per start = $2,452 to Maine horse welfare fund

on 09/13/2013 2:00 AM
Hollywood Casino Hotel & Raceway, Bangor, has issued a check for $2,452 to the Maine Dept. of Agriculture's Animal Welfare Program to be used in the newly-established Standardbred Welfare Support Fund. Hollywood Casino earlier this year announced plans to contribute $1 per starter each racing season, starting this year. The $2,452 check represents $1 for each horse starting at Hollywood Ca...
Read More

Doctor Butch headlines NYSS at Batavia

on 09/13/2013 2:00 AM
It's been two months since Doctor Butch was in the winner's circle but returning to Batavia Downs Saturday night to battle in the New York Sires Stakes (NYSS) for the 3-year-old pacing colts could be the perfect remedy.   Doctor Butch's last victory came on July 14 where he rolled to a three-quarter length win in 1:53.4 during a NYSS event at Buffalo Raceway. Since then he...
Read More

Parker passes Case on all-time win board

on 09/13/2013 2:00 AM
The Zeke Parker countdown is over. On Thursday afternoon, Parker won a pair of races at Monticello Raceway and in doing so he passed Walter Case Jr. in career driving victories and became the sixth winningest driver in the sport.   Parker now has driven 11,039 winners in his career, one better than Case's total.   A 2:01.1 victory with trotter Hardrock Kid in the fi...
Read More

Alagna: "Odds On Equuleus is going to the Jug"

on 09/13/2013 2:00 AM
Trainer Tony Alagna told harnessracing.com Friday morning that Odds On Equuleus, who has been in his barn just a couple of weeks, will be entered in the Sept. 19 Little Brown Jug at Delaware, Ohio. Alagna said the decision was made after Odds On Equuleus posted a 1:50.1 victory—with the trainer driving—in a qualifier on Thursday at The Red Mile. Odds On Equuleus will give Alagna three J...
Read More

I Luv The Nitelife favored in 10-horse Jugette

on 09/13/2013 2:00 AM
I Luv The Nitelife, the No. 3-ranked Standardbred in North America, is the heavy favorite in the $257,750 Jugette for 3-year-old filly pacers on Wedensday, Sept. 18 at the Delaware County Fair.   The daughter of Rocknroll Hanover has won 10 of 11 seasonal starts and has banked more than $1.5 million in career earnings. I Luv The Nitelife will leave from post #3 and will have t...
Read More

Joe Mowod hurt in Meadows training accident

on 09/13/2013 2:00 AM
Joe Mowod, assistant trainer for Mike Palone, was injured in a training mishap Friday at The Meadows when a horse he was working for Palone became caught in its rigging and dumped Mowod to the track. Mowod, who was conscious and alert following the incident, was flown to a Pittsburgh hospital for observation and treatment.   "Joe was in good spirits and moving around pretty well,”...
Read More