“I ain’t going to be here forever; this might be my last shot for the Hambletonian. We got the right draw, we got the right driver on him, we got the right trainer. It’s a win-win situation. So I’ll see you in the winner’s circle.”
The I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club would like to thank everyone who submitted photos for July’s It’s Post Time Photography Challenge which asked our Fan Club members to submit photos that featured racing action - a horse warming up, racing, or in the winner’s circle that captured the anticipation and the excitement of a horse race.
Cowgirl Hall made it look easy in Wednesday’s $18,000 Filly & Mare Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows, zipping to the lead for Dave Palone and scoring in 1:53.2 without a serious challenge.
Saturday’s 15-race Hambletonian Day card at the Meadowlands Racetrack is loaded with lucrative stakes dashes worth nearly $3.6 million in purse money, including the $225,000 Anthony Abbatiello New Jersey Classic and its filly companion race, the $100,000 Thomas D’Altrui Miss New Jersey.
Officials with the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority have stated that the company will continue to aggressively pursue gaming licences despite having reported declines during the quarter which ended June 30, 2014.
Officials with Tioga Downs and Vernon Downs have announced that there is a new format for the 2014 Drivers’ Championship, which is scheduled to take place on a pair of marquee race days at both New York raceways.
Saratoga Harness Racing, Inc. (SHRI) and Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI) have announced that they have executed a binding term sheet and are close to finalizing a five-year management contract wherein CDI will manage Saratoga Casino and Raceway in Saratoga Springs, NY and Saratoga Casino Black Hawk in Black Hawk, CO.
Hanover Raceway’s 2014 Dream of Glory Day, which will take place Sunday, August 3, will not only include the $78,800 final, but will also feature five divisions of three-year-old colt pacers in the Ontario Sires Stakes.
On Tuesday, August 26, eight of Canada’s best drivers will compete in eight races during a single card of racing. One man will claim victory and the honour of representing Canada on the world driving stage in Australia next year. The question is, who?