Categories

Plenty of speed by 2YO trotters at Red Mile

on 09/12/2013 2:00 AM
Southwind Spirit (pictured) finished up the speed parade at The Red Mile on Thursday night as the 2-year-old colt by Muscle Hill won by 9 1/4 lengths in 1:54.4.   Yoga began the parade of speed as the 2-year-old filly by Muscles Yankee turned in a 1:54.4 victory in a division of the Kindergarten Series.   Driven by trainer Jimmy Takter, Yoga picked up her third victo...
Read More

Emilio Estevez to film at Delaware County fair

on 09/12/2013 2:00 AM
The officials at the Little Brown Jug have learned that actor/director Emilio Estevez will be at the Delaware County Fairgrounds during Jug week to shoot portions of his new motion picture 'Johnny Longshot.’'   The full-length harness racing movie will star Estevez who will be playing the lead character, John West, who, after a career as a thoroughbred jockey, turns his sights to ...
Read More

Hoosier Champions Night set for Wednesday

on 09/11/2013 2:00 AM
Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will highlight the 2013 Standardbred season on Wednesday with Indiana's finest trotters and pacers convening on Hoosier Park's seven-eighths mile oval for the annual Hoosier Champions Night, an evening with purse totals topping the $1.8 million mark. A total of 14 races have been established and after the dust settles, eight new Indiana Sires Stakes champi...
Read More

Radio coverage set for Little Brown Jug week

on 09/11/2013 2:00 AM
Delaware radio station WINF (98.5-FM) and Marysville radio station WQTT (1270-AM) will broadcast all of the harness races from the Delaware County Fair, Sept. 15-19 concluding with Thursday's 68th Little Brown Jug. The broadcast will be streamed online on the worldwide web at www.985winf.com and www.qt1270.com for listeners around the world.   The broadcasts include the live call o...
Read More

Plainville voters approve slots at Plainridge

on 09/11/2013 2:00 AM
Voters in Plainville, Mass., on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved slot machines at Plainridge Racecourse. The final vote reportedly was 1,582 in favor and 502 against (a 76 percent to 24 percent margin). Penn National Gaming recently reached an agreement to purchase Plainridge when the owners were denied in their bid to receive a gaming license from the Gaming Commission because of financial ...
Read More

Sunshine Beach to skip Little Brown Jug

on 09/11/2013 2:00 AM
Trainer Mark Steacy said Wednesday that Battle of the Brandywine winner Sunshine Beach would miss the Little Brown Jug because of a health issue. Sunshine Beach has won five races and earned $494,885 in 2013. Sunshine Beach, ranked third in the current Road to the Little Brown Jug Top 10, has won five of 12 races and $494,885 for owners Hudson Standardbred Stable, Conrad Leber and Diane ...
Read More

Cornell at Oakencroft offers low cost castration

on 09/11/2013 2:00 AM
Cornell University's Equine Clinic at Oakencroft has announced a low cost castration clinic on Oct. 5. We will be castrating 20 stallions or colts for $35 each. This low cost is only possible because of some extremely generous donations of materials, time and money by many sponsors. Candidates must be weaned, have 2 descended testicles, be able to be haltered and safely led,...
Read More

Cat Manzi moving to rehab facility Wednesday

on 09/11/2013 2:00 AM
Hall of Fame driver Cat Manzi, who suffered a fractured pelvis in a racing accident at Freehold Raceway on Sept. 6, is being released from Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune on Wednesday and moved to an acute rehab facility in Brick, NJ. According to Ellen Manzi, Cat's wife, he suffered four fractures of his pelvis. "Three of them are on the left side; one of them i...
Read More

San Pail wins Mohawk qualifier in 1:56.2

on 09/11/2013 2:00 AM
San Pail, the 2011 Horse of the Year in both Canada and the United States, continued to gear up for his seasonal pari-mutuel debut during Mohawk Racetrack's qualifying session on Wednesday.   With Randy Waples in the racebike, San Pail lined up in post five for race five, which featured a field of seven.   Waples gave the 9-year-old a conservative start, as he worked...
Read More

Bee A Magician goes for 12 in Friday's OSS

on 09/11/2013 2:00 AM
Fillies will be in the spotlight at Mohawk Racetrack on Friday evening, as the Campbellville oval will host Ontario Sires Stakes Gold Series legs for the 2-year-old pacing and 3-year-old trotting lasses. Undefeated Bee A Magician will put her 12-race win streak on the line from post 4 in the first of two $105,000 sophomore trotting filly divisions. The daughter of Kadabra and driver Ri...
Read More

Chantal Sutherland knows harness racing

on 09/11/2013 2:00 AM
When Chantal Sutherland-Kruse comes to The Meadows on September 23, her attempt to break the North American under saddle record for trotters will last less than two minutes. However, the event, sponsored by the Meadows Standardbred Owners Association, has truly been a lifetime in the making. While the actress and model is best known for her achievements as a thoroughbred jockey, her early y...
Read More

Harper Blue Chip improving for Wellwood

on 09/11/2013 2:00 AM
Harper Blue Chip might not be as speedy as his father, former trotting star Majestic Son, at this stage of his career, but trainer Mark Steacy thinks he could become one of his majestic sons.   The 2-year-old Harper Blue Chip is among the 10 finalists in Saturday's $365,000 William Wellwood Memorial at Mohawk Racetrack. The colt has won three of six races this season, including his ...
Read More

Royalty For Life looks to bounce back In CTC

on 09/11/2013 2:00 AM
After finishing second in his elimination, Royalty For Life will look for a rebound effort in the 38th edition of the prestigious $686,000 Canadian Trotting Classic final, Saturday at Mohawk. The Hambletonian champion, who was sent off as the heavy favourite in the elim, finished one and a quarter lengths behind Your So Vain, individually timed in 1:53. "He raced fine in my opinion, ...
Read More

Condren wins 2 Grassroots races at Grand River

on 09/10/2013 2:00 AM
Just two days after scoring a Grassroots double at Hanover Raceway, Hall of Fame reinsman Steve Condren added two more Grassroots wins to his resume in Monday evening's 2-year-old trotting colt action at Grand River Raceway. Condren struck early, guiding division point leader Pasadena Star to a commanding seven-length victory from post 7 in the first $15,000 division. Hetties Commander and ...
Read More

Upfrontwhosurlady wins Ont. stakes in 1:51.2

on 09/10/2013 2:00 AM
The 3-year-old pacing fillies were upset minded at Mohawk Racetrack on Monday evening, as only one favorite emerged victorious from four Grassroots divisions. Upfrontwhosurlady was the only top choice to get the job done, rolling home to a three and three-quarter length victory over Lyonssweetie and Hippie Chic. The 1:51.2 clocking — engineered by Jody Jamieson — matched the Whosur...
Read More

NYSS for freshman trotting fillies on Thursday

on 09/10/2013 2:00 AM
The New York Sires Stakes 2-year-old filly trotters bring their act to Vernon for Thursday's races. Two full fields of nine face the starter with the purse for each at $54,562.   Race six is the first division and features a pair of fillies from the Dan Daley barn racing as a coupled entriy. Exotic Form is by Malabar Man and trained by Dan for Winbak Farms. She is twice a winner in ...
Read More

Strong Bow hits the bullseye at Monticello

on 09/10/2013 2:00 AM
Strong Bow isn't a world-class trotter although the veteran 11-year-old gelding has amassed over $295,000 in his career. Now in his 10th season of racing, the altered son of Striking Sahbra has won a race in each of those years and was once an open trotter at the Mighty M.   Now he has been relegated to the claiming ranks and has been racing with a tag for the past four years with m...
Read More

Pre-Jug party includes auction with sulkies

on 09/10/2013 2:00 AM
The annual charity auction to benefit New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program and the Delaware County Fair will be held Wednesday, Sept.18, in conjunction with the Pre-Jug Party immediately following the Jugette. UFO and Spyder have each donated a new race bike, Pennsbury a new jog cart, and Nitro a set of wheels. Cool Winds Farm has donated a mint condition white surrey with a red fringe ...
Read More

Summertime Lea looks for NYSS win at Monticello

on 09/10/2013 2:00 AM
Racing fans won't have to wait long to see the Summertime Lea, arguably the best sophomore pacing filly in the New York Sires Stakes (NYSS) program this season, when Jimmy Morrill Jr. jumps up behind her in the first race on the strong Monticello Raceway program on Wednesday.   A total purse of over $155,000 is split in the divisions with just five fillies in Summertime Lea's split...
Read More

Clear Vision tabbed 2-1 favorite in Quillen

on 09/10/2013 2:00 AM
Foiled Again's bid for a third Bobby Quillen Memorial title at Harrington Raceway just got a little tougher.   The 9-year-old champion pacer drew post 8 Tuesday afternoon in the seventh annual $223,500 Bobby Quillen Memorial final to be held on Monday, Sept. 16. The Dragon Again gelding had an auspicious return to Delaware and registered his 71st career win in his eliminat...
Read More