Thursday, May 15 2014
Cutler could produce historic mile
Harness racing fans could witness the first sub-1:50 trotting race on a mile track Saturday at the Meadowlands, but if not then, it is probably just a matter of time.
Saturday’s $175,000 Arthur J. Cutler Memorial for older trotters features a speedy group of 10 horses, including newly minted world champion Sebastian K. The former Swedish star won his Cutler elimination last week, which was his North American debut, in a world-record-equaling 1:50.1.
Wednesday, May 14 2014
Hambletonian hopefuls hit track in sire stakes action
A total of 25 Hambletonian eligible 3-year-old male trotters will be in action on the New Jersey and Pennsylvania sire stakes circuits this week.
Pennsylvania kicks it off Thursday with three divisions of sire stakes at Harrah’s Philadelphia. The Hambletonian eligible trotters entered are, in alphabetical order: Auspicious Hanover, Datsyuk, Don Dorado, Exodus Hanover, Fashion Tagman, JJ Alex, Journey, Keystone Wasabi, Kumbaya De Vie, Nuncio, Outburst, Raise The Curtain, and Sarcastic Man.
Monday, April 14 2014
‘Foiled’, Burke Reign Again at Yonkers
YONKERS, N.Y. - Foiled Again ($2.10) withstood a sustained first-over charge from Dancin Yankee and a challenge in the passing lane from P H Supercam to pick up a fourth straight victory and remain unbeaten in his 10-year-old campaign with a narrow triumph in the third division of the fourth leg of the George Morton Levy Challenge series on Saturday night at Yonkers Raceway.
Tuesday, March 18 2014
Field of 10 USTA qualifiers set for WHHC in April
Columbus, OH --- Michael Chosky from Pittsburgh, Pa. and David Pankenier of Maricopa, Ariz., became the final two qualifiers in the USTA World Harness Handicapping Championship Qualifying Series with wins in the contests involving Maywood Park on Friday (March 14) and Balmoral Park on Saturday (March 15), respectively.
Friday, March 14 2014
Holloway’s Dynamic Duo
Story by Ken Weingartner/Harness Racing Communications/USTA
Trainer Joe Holloway hopes to have a good time racing 4-year-old female pacers Shebestingin and Somwherovrarainbow this season and thinks both mares could have strong campaigns as they make the jump to facing older foes.
Shebestingin, who last year set the record for the fastest mile ever by a female pacer when she won in 1:47 at Lexington’s Red Mile, likely is two weeks from qualifying. Somwherovrarainbow, who joined Holloway’s stable at the end of last year, makes her seasonal debut Friday night in the B1/A2 handicap for fillies and mares at Meadowlands Racetrack.
Wednesday, March 12 2014
Final pair of WHHC qualifiers at Maywood and Balmoral
Columbus, OH --- The last two chances to win a free entry to the 2014 World Harness Handicapping Championship in the USTA’s online qualifiers will be this weekend with races from Maywood Park on Friday (March 14) and Balmoral Park on Saturday (March 15). First post time for both tracks is 8:10 p.m. (EDT).
Thursday, February 27 2014
WHHC qualifiers rescheduled
USTA online WHHC qualifiers for Buffalo, Maywood and Balmoral rescheduled
Thursday, February 27, 2014 – from USTA Communications Department
This weekend’s USTA online qualifying contests at Maywood Park on Friday, Feb. 28 and Balmoral Park on Saturday, March 1, as well as last week’s qualifier at Buffalo Raceway, which was postponed when racing was canceled due to weather, have been rescheduled.
Saturday, February 15 2014
Minger rallies for WHHC qualifier win
Columbus, OH --- Matt Minger from New Lenox, Ill. won Thursday’s USTA qualifier for the 2014 $60,000 World Harness Handicapping Championship at the Meadowlands in April, by selecting 19-1 longshot Coopers Beach, who paid $16.80 to place, and raised his total earnings to $134.50 on the 12-races contest from Dover Downs.
Thursday, February 13 2014
Millers and trotter form ‘Perfect Alliance’
Perfect Alliance and driver Andy Miller have formed a perfect partnership so far this year.
A 4-year-old female trotter, Perfect Alliance is 2-for-2 this season as she heads into Thursday’s scheduled first leg of the Charles Singer Memorial Series at the Meadowlands. She is the 7-5 favorite in the second of two opening-round divisions. Time To Quit, who won the Super Bowl Series and is unbeaten in three races this year, is the 4-5 choice in the first division.
Monday, February 10 2014
N.Y.’s Rick Arbiter and Arthur Nigro earn WHHC berths
COLUMBUS, OH (Feb. 10, 2014) – Rick Arbiter of Kingston, N.Y. and Arthur Nigro from Tuckahoe, N.Y. won the weekend’s two USTA World Harness Handicapping Championship Free, Online Qualifiers to earn berths ($8,000 value) to the $60,000 World Harness Handicapping Championship (WHHC) at the Meadowlands on Saturday, April 19, 2014.
Thursday, February 06 2014
Top drivers ready to open Miami Valley Raceway
Miami Valley Raceway opens Friday night in southwest Ohio and there will be no shortage of talent on the racetrack during the opening weekend.
Among the drivers expected to compete are the three most recent national dash champions: Ronnie Wrenn Jr., Dave Palone and Dan Noble. Wrenn led North America in wins in 2013 with 714 while Palone led in 2012 with 675 and Noble was tops in 2011 with 773.