Thursday, October 15 2015
Trotting trio leads 151 horses into Breeders Crown
Three of harness racing’s top-ranked horses – trotters Pinkman, Mission Brief and Bee A Magician – lead the list of 151 horses entered today for this year’s 12 Breeders Crown events, which will be contested at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto. Eliminations are Friday and Saturday, with the $5.8 million championship night to follow on Oct. 24.
Saturday, October 10 2015
Papagayo E captures Yonkers International Trot
Yonkers, NY --- Norway’s Papagayo E and Ulf Ohlsson snuck up the rail to overtake Creatine in the final strides of the $1 million Yonkers International Trot at Yonkers Raceway on Saturday afternoon (Oct. 10) in a time of 2:26 for the 1-1/4 mile race. The margin of victory was a half-length.
The Norwegian flags were flying and a robust contingent of Norwegian fans cheered the victory by trainer Jan Waaler and owners Tom Andersen and Claes Sjolin.
Friday, October 09 2015
Natural Herbie ready for International Trot
Verlin Yoder and Natural Herbie return this weekend to the site of their biggest win, hoping to come away with an even bigger score.
Last year, Natural Herbie – owned, trained and driven by Yoder – prevailed over a talented field in the $250,000 International Trot Preview at Yonkers Raceway. On Saturday, the Indiana-based duo returns for the $1 million International Trot at the Hilltop.
Thursday, October 08 2015
Foreign horses aim for $1 million International Trot crown
YONKERS, N.Y. --- Timoko heads to Saturday’s $1 million International Trot at Yonkers Raceway without having raced since the end of June, but his connections believe the 8-year-old French star is ready to roll.
Tuesday, October 06 2015
$1 million International Trot at Yonkers Raceway
Norman happy with Invitational Trot draw for favorite Bee A Magician
New York, NY --- Following the draw for Saturday afternoon’s $1 million International Trot at Yonkers Raceway, the phrase of the day is “Girl Power.” Converting the expression into multiple languages might prove tricky, but it is unlikely Bee A Magician’s prowess gets lost in translation for the world’s harness racing fans.
Thursday, September 24 2015
Wiggle It Jiggleit wins stretch duel to capture Jug
Delaware, OH --- There was no denying Wiggle It Jiggleit.
Seemingly beaten in mid-stretch, Wiggle It Jiggleit and driver Montrell Teague fought back in the final strides to win Thursday’s (Sept. 24) $677,000 Little Brown Jug for 3-year-old male pacers by a nose over Lost For Words in 1:49.3 at the Delaware County Fairgrounds.
Saturday, September 19 2015
Wiggle It Jiggleit leads field of 15 into 70th Little Brown Jug
Delaware, OH --- Wiggle It Jiggleit, the No. 1-ranked horse in harness racing’s weekly Top 10 poll, leads a field of 15 horses entered in Thursday’s (Sept. 24) 70th Little Brown Jug for 3-year-old male pacers at the Delaware County Fairgrounds in central Ohio. The event, presented by Fazoli’s, carries a record total purse of $677,000.
Wednesday, November 12 2014
Posts drawn for Breeders Crown
Two-year-old female pacer JK She’salady, the No. 1-ranked horse in harness racing’s weekly poll, will try to stay undefeated and older female trotter Maven will try to take down the boys when Breeders Crown eliminations are held Friday and Saturday at Meadowlands Racetrack.
Friday, October 03 2014
Bowden hopes for another trip to Futurity winner’s circle
Adam Bowden was in the Kentucky Futurity winner’s circle last year with Creatine and he hopes to return there following Sunday’s 122nd edition of the trotting classic, this time with Father Patrick.
Wednesday, July 02 2014
Sunday is Miller’s time, with induction into Hall of Fame
When harness racing driver David Miller headed from Ohio to the East Coast more than a decade ago, he thought it would be temporary.
He was wrong. And it resulted in a permanent place among the sport’s all-time greats.
On Sunday, the 49-year-old Miller will be inducted into the Harness Racing Hall of Fame during ceremonies at the Harness Racing Museum and Hall of Fame in Goshen, N.Y.
Tuesday, July 01 2014
Queen Bee to meet Royalty in Hambletonian Maturity
Bee A Magician will try to return to her winning ways when she faces 13 male rivals – including last year’s Hambletonian Stakes winner Royalty For Life – in Saturday’s $484,850 Hambletonian Maturity for 4-year-old trotters at Meadowlands Racetrack.
Last year, Bee A Magician won all 17 of her starts and was named Horse of the Year in the U.S. and Canada. This season, the mare is winless in three races and coming off a ninth-place finish in the Armbro Flight Stakes on June 14 at Mohawk Racetrack.
Monday, June 16 2014
USTA to Fund Cobalt Testing
The USTA announces program with Dr. George Maylin to develop cobalt testing
June 16, 2014 – from USTA Communications Department
Columbus, OH --- The United States Trotting Association (USTA) announced today that it will fund and work in partnership with Dr. George Maylin from the New York Drug Testing and Research Program at Morrisville State College to develop regulatory controls for the use of cobalt in race horses.