Alberta's reigning divisional champion Senga Nitro and trainer/driver Ryan Grundy stole the show with a dominant open-length victory in Sunday afternoon's $20,000 Gordon Rumpel sophomore stakes divisions at Century Downs Racetrack and Casino.
The feature races during Hippodrome 3R’s Sunday, April 30 program of live racing were both captured by front-end performers, as Rocky Boy won the $8,000 Preferred 1 Trot and Glass Shadow triumphed in the $8,400 Preferred 1 Pace after gate-to-wire miles.
Trainer Brian Brown will send out seven starters in Ohio Sire Stakes action this Tuesday (May 2) at Miami Valley Raceway, and the conditioner has taken some time to discuss his charges leading into their respective tilts.
The initial race in the new Miami Valley Lucky Buckeye series for older Ohio-sired horses produced not only a North American season’s record for trotting mares on a five-eighths mile oval, but also a track record.
Horseplayers were salivating at the prospects of chasing a rare Pick 4 carryover entering Saturday's program at The Meadowlands. The first such carryover since December of nearly $62,000 attracted more than $226,000 in new money to comprise a total pool of $288,482.
Gallant Seelster ($5.30) is finding the rail at Buffalo Raceway to be in his comfort zone. For the second time in three weeks, Gallant Seelster went gate-to-wire from the pylons and won the $10,000 Open Pace with a seasonal best 1:53.2 on Saturday night (April 29).
The Bettors Delight gelding Barimah A, who last week lost a three-race winning streak when he drew an outside post, saw his pill shake turn upside-down this week--– from '9' to '6' -- and took advantage of the more favourable starting slot to regain his winning ways, posting a 1:50 victory in the $20,000 featured pace on Saturday (April 29) at The Downs at Mohegan Pocono.
Jeff Gural, Chairman of American Racing and Entertainment, announced today (Saturday, April 29) that he has decided to open the 2017 racing season next Friday, May 5 following a productive meeting in Albany, New York on Wednesday.
“I never saw a win in the first [fantasy contest] coming but it’s pretty great to be able to say you won something like this. And now, to have the chance to compete in another one in the States... it’s going to be a lot of fun.”...read on
"She was doing really well and was healthy until one day she just couldn’t get up. We tried everything we could to save her, but we knew what we had to do for her. We think now she may have had EPM, but it still hurts every day she is not with us."
Here’s a great way to spend some time with your Mom, wife, sister, that special lady in your life, or the entire family on Mother’s Day. Why not take a drive to a Standardbred breeding farm to visit the mares and foals!
As the status of this summer’s Old Home Week has been the topic of a local media report, Trot Insider has been in contact with Red Shores/Atlantic Lottery Corporation. The organization has stated that live harness racing at the Charlottetown Driving Park and both the World Driving Championships and World Trotting Conference will not be affected, regardless of the outcome.
Trainer Jimmy Takter will send out an imposing armada of performers in Saturday morning's qualifiers at The Meadowlands, and included among those horses is a seasonally-debuting trotting filly with 'grande' expectations.
For the past several years, Trot Magazine's Pepsi North America Cup Spring Book has served as an initial barometer for the colts and geldings that may be in the running for the richest prize in Canadian harness racing.