Betabcool N wins Saratoga feature
For the second consecutive week, Betabcool N (Bettor’s Delight) prevailed in the Fillies and Mares Open at Saratoga Casino Hotel. The Jose Godinez-trained distaffer parlayed a pocket trip to victory last week but on Friday night (March 16) went right out to the early lead.
Montalbano Bi wins again at Big M
Montalbano Bi got little respect when he won at almost 20-1 on March 9, so Friday night (March 16) at the Meadowlands, the 7-year-old gelded son of Donato Hanover was out to show that win was no fluke. And that’s just what he did. Lisa photo.
Blue Chip Matchmaker Series underway
Nor’easters be damned. The first sign of spring occurred Friday night (March 16), with the beginning of Yonkers Raceway’s Blue Chip Matchmaker. A consecutively-contested quartet of $40,000 events for high-end pacing mares opened the show. The winners were Shartin N, Sell A Bit N, Lady Shadow and Twinkle. Mike Lizzi photo.
Mares Open, Coven Memorial produce upsets at Miami Valley
Upsets prevailed in the co-featured events at Miami Valley Raceway on Friday night (March 16). Noone To Depend On captured the $24,000 Mares Open Handicap Pace, while Barley’s Angel was triumphant in the $22,500 championship leg of the Herb Coven Jr. Memorial late-closer. Conrad photo.
Marx Jr. notches first win of the year in second leg of GSY Spring Fling Series
As the spring weather is around the corner, another amateur field of eight trotters went to the post in the first race Friday night (March 16) at the Big M.
Post Time Special: L T’s Best
In this addition of the New Vocations retired racehorse recap, we will be featuring a former star, donated by Tom Barrett. His name is L T’s Best, and he is a 15-year-old brown gelding by Davanti, out of the Supergill mare Light Tackle.
French trotting star Aubrion du Gers is back
The 8-year-old top French trotter Aubrion du Gers, driven by Jean Michel Bazire, returned to action after having been away from the races since October and extended his winning streak to seven on Friday afternoon (March 16) at the Caen track in Normandy.
Twinkle, Waikiki Beach A seek quick starts in Yonkers' series
After visiting his New Jersey stable Wednesday (March 14) to train his pacers bound for the Blue Chip Matchmaker and George Morton Levy Series at Yonkers Raceway, Ross Croghan is excited to see what the next six weeks will hold.
Bob McClure reaches 2,000 wins
No driver has won more races in Canada over the past two seasons than Bob McClure and Thursday night (March 15) at Woodbine Racetrack the young reinsman reached a career milestone.
Yonkers issues update on Matt Kakaley
Here’s a further update regarding driver Matt Kakaley, who was injured in an accident during Yonkers Raceway’s 10th race Tuesday night (March 13).
Burn Brighter, Evolution Tour win $20,000 DSBF prelims
The combination of driver Tim Tetrick, trainer Jim King Jr. and owner Jo Ann Looney-King ruled both ends of the daily double, each a $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund first leg 3-year-old male pace preliminary on Thursday (March 15) at Dover Downs.
Anja scores at Saratoga
Anja (Credit Winner) prevailed in the co-feature for New York sired trotters on Thursday afternoon (March 15) at Saratoga Casino Hotel.
Tony Ciuffetelli wins NAADA season opener at Monticello
Sporting brand new driving colors, Tony Ciuffetelli bided his time and then rallied Better To Be Lucky to a come-from-behind victory in the NAADA Trotting Series season's opener at Monticello Raceway on Thursday (March 15).
Racing delivers fun for East End group
Misqued brought the partners in the East End Standardbreds ownership group together. Her success has carried them to highs they hope to repeat, or exceed, in the future. She has won six of 34 career races and earned $128,507. Her next start is Friday at the Meadowlands, with Corey Callahan in the sulky.
Kakaley recovering after race accident
Harnessracing.com is reporting that driver Matt Kakaley, who was injured in a race accident on Tuesday night (March 13) at Yonkers Raceway, is recovering following facial surgery and is grateful for all the support he's received.
Another photo session for The Evictor
The Evictor changed tactics last week at Cal Expo to post a coast-to-coast score with William Hernandez, pushing his lifetime earnings past the $522,000 plateau.
Shartin N to make U.S. stakes debut in Matchmaker
New Zealand-bred mare Shartin will take her first shot against stakes competition since arriving in the barn of Jim King Jr. last fall in the first leg of the Blue Chip Matchmaker Series at Yonkers Raceway Friday night (March 16).
Indiana champion Churita continues to ‘charm’ her connections
Prior to the emergence of Hannelore Hanover there was another young lady that captured the hearts of Hoosier Park harness fans with her dominating performances and regal demeanor. Five years into her career, people still crowd the fences to catch a glimpse of her and will her to victory. She is none other than dual Indiana Sire Stakes champion Churita, who possesses a personality that tries her trainer’s patience, but which has propelled her to excel in elite competition.
Rycroft N seeks first U.S. win on action-packed Saturday at The Meadows
The Meadows-based trainer Randy Bendis dabbled in the international Standardbred market years ago but had drifted away from imports. Now, he’s back.
St. Patrick's Day weekend at The Meadowlands
Live harness racing is back on Friday night (March 16) at The Meadowlands with 11 races on the menu.