Cole Diddy leads the opening card at Bluegrass Downs
Fan Favorite Cole Diddy, winner of over $360,0000 lifetime heads a six-race opening card at Bluegrass Downs on Friday night (May 25). The 13-year-old son of The Panderosa faces four foes in the opener, all of which have earned over $100,000 lifetime.
Badlands Delight takes Buffalo Raceway feature
Badlands Delight the past three weeks managed to get just a taste of the pie with second and third place finishes. But on Wednesday night (May 23) in Buffalo Raceway's featured $9,200 Open II Pace for the ladies, she was able to collect the biggest slice of the purse with a convincing 1-1/4 length victory over Hey Kobe in a seasonal best 1:55 over the fast track.
Theresademoninme wins homecoming
Mike Casalino Jr. and Dylan Davis' Theresademoninme ($3.60, Jon Roberts) was a 1:56 winner in the $17,500 Open Trot at Harrington Raceway Wednesday (May 23).
Dan Rawlings gets career win 1,000 at The Meadows
Dan Rawlings collected career win 1,000 Wednesday (May 23) at The Meadows when he piloted Moshannon Magic to victory in the sixth race.
Dr J's Kiss upset winner at Harrah's Philadelphia
Dr J’s Kiss, knocking on the door with seconds in her last two starts, sprung an 11-1 upset in the $17,000 featured pace for mares Wednesday afternoon (May 23) at Harrah’s Philadelphia, stopping the timer in 1:52.3.
Triple Crown victor Marion Marauder headlines deep field in Maxie Lee Invitational
The $150,000 Maxie Lee Memorial Invitational at Harrah's Philadelphia on Sunday (May 27) is one of the main pitstops of talented older trotters and this year is certainly no exception as this year's race is highlighted by 2016 Triple Crown winner and 2017 Dan Patch Award-winner Marion Marauder.
The roadmap to horse ownership
The excitement that goes with being a horse owner could be just one owner’s seminar away, and many who have taken the plunge have done so after attending these events.
Wendy Ross joins USTA, Jason Turner promoted and James Witherite hired as freelance editor
Wendy Ross has joined the U.S. Trotting Association’s Communications Department as social media and public relations coordinator and Jason Turner has been promoted to assistant editor of Hoof Beats and digital brand strategist for the USTA. In addition, James Witherite has been hired as a freelance editor for the newsroom on the USTA’s website, www.ustrotting.com.
Alexa's Power aims to kick home a winner in Lismore
Drawing post six at Yonkers Raceway may not qualify as relief in many instances, but trainer Jim Campbell was at least a bit thankful to see Alexa’s Power receive that starting spot for Saturday’s $111,444 Lismore Pace final. USTA/Ken Weingartner photo.
Trio of tracks to host Grand Circuit races this weekend
The Grand Circuit will take place at three locations this weekend.
Firedrake delivers in Running Aces feature
The Tuesday evening (May 22) program at Running Aces was headlined by the $11,000 Open Handicap Pace, with a talented field of six facing the starting gate.
Bella Glos continues Takter mastery of PA 3FT division at Pocono
Three-year-old trotting filly. 2018 debut. Trained by Jimmy Takter. Dominant.
Longshots dead heat in Meadows distaff
Graceful Vision was dismissed at 15-1 and Rosemary Rose at 12-1, so few expected either one of them to win Tuesday’s (May 22) $18,000 Filly and Mare Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. Yet they both did, dead-heating for win with matching furious rallies.
Angel Or Terror is best at Plainridge
A full field of nine of the best pacing mares on the grounds lined up for the $16,000 Winners-Over distaff pacing feature at Plainridge Park on Tuesday afternoon (May 22), and after a thrilling stretch drive, Angel Or Terror proved she was the best of the bunch.
Fashion Showdown scores at Harrington
Chris White's Fashion Showdown ($4.60, Tony Morgan) was a wire-to-wire winner Tuesday (May 22) in the $17,500 Mares Open at Harrington Raceway in 1:52.4.
Tritton gearing up for Camluck Classic
When the field of eight line up for the inaugural Camluck Classic this Saturday (May 26) at The Raceway at Western Fair District, trainer Peter Tritton is hoping a new tradition kicks off right where it ended with star-studded pacer Bit Of A Legend N. Claus Anderson photo.
William "Henry" MacMullin, 87, dies
William Henry MacMullin, a retired resident farrier and horseman at Blue Chip Farms in Wallkill, N.Y. and a longtime resident of Ulster County, passed away on March 24, 2018 at Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown, N.Y. at the age of 87.
Fourth Dimension tops Road to the Hambletonian Week 1
Fourth Dimension, the 2017 2-year-old Dan Patch Award winner, tops Ken Warkentin’s Road to the Hambletonian Week 1.
Manchego in total control in 2018 bow Monday at Pocono
Manchego took a successful first step into what could be a year to remember in 2018, making the lead in front of the stands and going on to a commanding victory without appearing to hit high gear, yet stopping the timer in 1:53, within a fifth of her mark, in her section of the $169,040 second preliminary leg of the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes Monday (May 21) at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. Curtis Salonick photo.
Emoticon Hanover takes Miss Versatility in season's debut
The Miss Versatility Series kicked off Monday night (May 21) at Woodbine Mohawk Park with a familiar face visiting the winner’s circle.