NYSS action set for Tioga Downs on Friday
Three divisions of the New York Sire Stakes for freshman trotting colts and geldings will take place at Tioga Downs on Friday (July 20). Each division will race for a purse of $37,966.
Larry Karr sends Larry Karr after Adios orchids
When Larry Karr met Larry Karr, the earth moved. Reunited now after several years apart, the pair will try to recapture the magic when Larry Karr, the human, sends Larry Karr, the 3-year-old gelding he co-owns, after Adios orchids. The 52nd edition of the $450,000 (est.) Delvin Miller Adios Pace for the Orchids kicks off Saturday at The Meadows with a pair of eliminations that go as races 12 and 13. Photo courtesy of Larry Karr.
McClure sweeps Grand River’s OSS Gold opener
Grand River Raceway hosted its first Ontario Sires Stakes event of the season on Wednesday evening (July 18) and local driver Bob McClure teamed up with trainer Keith Jones and owner Douglas McCarthy to sweep both of the 3-year-old trotting colt and gelding Gold divisions.
'Major' performance by budding star at Buffalo
Melodies Major in record-breaking NYSS win; Bicorne Hanover also tallies
Few takers for Chili: The cost? $92.50!
Chili, a son of Credit Winner, lit up the board Wednesday (July 18) at Saratoga Casino Hotel as the Gary Levine trainee pulled off an upset paying $92.50 in the trotting feature. Chili was just one week removed from being the even-money favorite in the $9,000 feature for New York sired trotters when he was dismissed at odds of 45-1.
Barn Girl dominant once more at The Meadows; Palone wins five
Parked past the quarter in :27.2, Barn Girl still was so dominant that she drew off late and notched her fourth win in the last five starts in Wednesday’s $18,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows.
Pa. Sire Stakes, Stallion Series highlight Harrah's card
Two-year-old trotting fillies were out in force Wednesday afternoon (July 18) at Harrah’s Philadelphia as the track hosted second-round action in both the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes (five divisions) and Pennsylvania Stallion Series (six divisions).
Brown seeks consecutive Adios titles with Done Well
Brian Brown is ready to get a renewed look at a refreshed Done Well, who returns to action for the first time in three weeks as the 5-2 morning-line favorite in Saturday’s first of two eliminations for the Delvin Miller Adios Pace for the Orchids at The Meadows. Done Well, who was second to Lather Up in mid-June’s North America Cup, got time off following a fourth-place finish in the consolation division of the Max C. Hempt Memorial on June 30. USTA/Mark Hall photo.
Saratoga Casino Hotel readies for 10th annual Joe Gerrity Jr. Memorial Pace
On Saturday (July 21), Saratoga Casino Hotel will welcome some of the country’s top harness racing talent for the 10th edition of their biggest race, the Joe Gerrity Jr. Memorial Pace. This year’s memorial pace features a $260,000 purse, with more than $500,000 in total purses throughout the evening.
Done Well, Dorsoduro Hanover installed as Adios elims favorites
Done Well and Dorsoduro Hanover have been installed as the 5-2 and 2-1 morning line favorites, respectively, in Saturday’s eliminations for the $450,000 (est.) Delvin Miller Adios Pace for the Orchids at The Meadows.
Ursis Des Caillons a pleasant surprise for Bongiorno
When the draw to randomly allocate the 22 trotters of the SOA of NY’s French American Trotting Club to their new connections was complete, trainer Jenn Bongiorno was excited to begin researching her new prospect, Ursis Des Caillons. When she viewed the gelding’s profile and saw he is already 10 years old and appeared small on replays, she didn’t know what to expect. SOANY photo.
Trio of tracks to host Grand Circuit racing this weekend
Grand Circuit action will be held this weekend at three different racetracks.
Rylee Roo sets track record in Ohio Sires Stakes victory
Cooler temperatures and a lovely summer atmosphere at Northfield Park set the stage for a trio of $40,000 leg two Ohio Sires Stakes for freshman pacing fillies. A total of 23 laterally-gaited distaffs lined up behind the starting gate.
SE Iowa horses fair well at Bloomfield
In seven fields of crowd-pleasing races, six of the winning horses at the Davis County Fair on Tuesday (July 17) had southeast Iowa connections.
Delightfully Wild ultra-game in Mares Open at Running Aces
The Tuesday evening (July 17) card at Running Aces featured the weekly $12,000 Mares Open Handicap Pace and Delightfully Wild remained razor sharp by delivering a gate-to-wire performance in 1:53.4 for her 10th victory of the season.
Kinnder Prediction picks perfect spot for first win
Trotting filly Kinnder Prediction picked the perfect spot to score her maiden-breaking victory, winning a $10,000 opening-round leg of the Breeders Cup Series at Hippodrome 3R on Tuesday evening (July 17).
Apple Bottom Jeans much the best at Plainridge
It’s hard enough to beat a field of the best distaff pacers on the grounds. But when you add in a 50-minute weather delay immediately before the race, an off track and a first-over journey, it gets that much more difficult. But Apple Bottom Jeans was up to the task as she beat all the odds to win the $16,000 Winners-Over Handicap for fillies and mares at Plainridge Park on Tuesday afternoon (July 17).
Sweet Lou progeny sweep PA All-Stars for Burke
The Ron Burke stable sent out seven of the 25 2-year-old pacing fillies contesting four $30,000 divisions of a Pennsylvania All-Stars contest over a sloppy track on Tuesday (July 17) at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, and accounted for all four winners with fillies sired by Sweet Lou.
Prospect Hill fastest in Meadows PASS
Prospect Hill captured his second straight stakes with a persuasive 1:56.3 score, fastest in Tuesday’s $184,588 Pennsylvania Sire Stakes at The Meadows. The event for freshman trotting colts and geldings, known as the Hickory Pride, was contested over four divisions, with White Tiger, Demon Onthe Hill and Mass Fortune K taking the other splits.
Atlanta headlines NYSS action on Vernon's Thursday card
Vernon Downs will host two divisions of the New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) for 3-year-old trotting fillies on Thursday (July 19). Atlanta, a track record-holder, will headline the evening card at the Miracle Mile.