Category: HARNESS

TAKING ONE RACE AT A TIME

By Ken Weingartner–Mattias Melander is uncertain what the future holds for his career as a driver. The 23-year-old is simply taking it one race at

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TOP JUG HORSES FOR FINAL

By Jay Wolf—This is the final week of the rankings prior to the 74th edition of the Little Brown Jug to be contested on Thursday,

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HAPPY HOUR IN HARNESS

By Ken Weingartner–– For several years, Michael Holmes and his sister Sarah kicked around the idea of starting a Standardbred racing stable. After watching one

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ROSECROFT OPENING SUNDAY

HRI Edited Release FORT WASHINGTON, MD – Rosecroft continues its 70th year of harness racing when its opens Sunday night. First race post is 7:15

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CATCH THE FIRE A BARGAIN

By Ken Weingartner—-While John Ackley grabbed a hot dog, Charles Taylor grabbed the best horse they’ve ever had. Taylor, who has spent a dozen years

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TOMORROW’S THURSDAY

By Ken Weingartner—Hello Tomorrow was one of the top-selling yearling trotters at this past fall’s Standardbred Horse Sale and trainer Per Engblom is more than

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TOP BROWN JUG ELIGIBLES

By Jay Wolf—Week #5 – September 3, 2018 1. (Last Week #1) Captain Crunch (1:47.2s; $1,282,950) Owner: 3 Brothers Stables (NY), Christina Takter (NJ), Rojan

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CANADIAN TROTTER SHOW

By Ken Weingartner—Two horses in history have won the Canadian Trotting Classic at age 3 and Maple Leaf Trot at age 4. Crystal Fashion will

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INTEGRITY ACT A DANGER?

COLUMBUS, OH By Ken Weingartner— In his Op-Ed “Commentary: Horse racing bill is crafted to help breeders, not horses,” in Monday’s (Aug. 26) Albany Times Union,

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LITTLE BROWN JUG TOP TEN

1. (Last Week #1) Captain Crunch (1:47.2s; $1,267,515) Owner: 3 Brothers Stables (NY), Christina Takter (NJ), Rojan Stables (DE) and Caviart Farms (VA) Trainer: Nancy

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BETTOR’S GET THEIR WISH

By Ken Weingartner—-When Bettor’s Wish won May’s Art Rooney Pace at Yonkers Raceway, it served as a harbinger of the colt’s rise to prominence among

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HAMBLETONIAN LESSONS

By Ken Weingartner AUG 2, 2019—Nancy Johansson is fond of her Hambletonian contender Don’t Let’em, even if the colt is not always the best student.

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OVERCOMING OUTSIDE POSTS

By Ken Weingartner After watching his two Hambletonian Oaks finalists on Tuesday draw posts eight and nine in the $500,000 event’s 10-horse field, trainer Lucas

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HAMBLETONIAN FIELDS + ODDS

By Ken Weingartner East Rutherford, NJ, July 31, 2019—Sixteen 3-year-old trotters entered Saturday’s 94th Hambletonian Stakes at The Meadowlands, requiring two eight-horse eliminations to reduce

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