PL Dragon was the winner of $6,000 Open Pace in Northfield Park’s third race on Monday, August 19, 2013. Steven Price of East Moline, Illinois owns the six-year-old pacer. Trainer Ryan Angus called upon Aaron Merriman to drive the gelding. PL Dragon (Dragon Again-Go Wilma Go-Albert Albert) started from the rail and led at every call through blistering fractions of :26.4, :55.2, 1:23.3 and 1:51.3. PL Dragon easily handled his competition and was 2 ¼-lengths in front at the wire. Completing the race were Goodnite Goodluck, Kiasma, Ramember, Chase The Sun, I Ride Western and Moreland Flash. Lite Me Up was scratched. Monday’s triumph increased PL Dragon’s lifetime win tally to 21 and his career earnings to $201,322. He was heavily favored and returned $2.20 to win. Victory Is Coming captured the $6,000 Open Trot for owners Betty and John Red Shaw of Mount Vernon, Ohio. Aamon Hershberger is the six year-old mare’s trainer and pilot. Victory Is Coming (Victory Sam-Norse Comer-Overcomer) started from post eight and sat mid-pack through fractions of :27.3, :56.2 and 1:26. Hershberger asked her to trot in the stretch and she responded. Victory Is Coming stopped the clock in 1:56, besting her competition by 2 ¼-lenths. Completing the race were Lady Rev, Norma’s Rose, Don’t Blink, Lookslikefire, Arianna Hall, Church St Boom R, Rockin H Winnie and Triple G. Victory Is Coming now has six wins in 2013 and 34 career successes. Monday’s victory pushed her career bankroll to $383,145. She paid $5.60 to win.
An Ontario invader will face off with the best harness racing pacing mares in the region in her first local test Thursday night at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at The Charlottetown Driving Park.
Harness racing broodmare gem Ooh's N Aah's, p, 1:51.1s ($1,139,429), has been retired from her broodmare career. The 21 year old daughter of Albert Albert was a successful racehorse turned remarkable broodmare.
Despite a slow start Have A Bender prevailed in the 2013 West End Port Pirie Cup on Saturday night, the Bad Bert 6 year old started a $3.50 favourite held on to beat Shanghai Knight, who took the lead in the middle stages, by a half neck in a mile rate of 2.01.3 from the standing start.
Custers Last Stand paced home for his third straight win Monday (March 18) in Northfield Park's thirteenth race.
Corey Callahan, the leading dash-win driver in North American in early 2013 and Dover Downs leader won six races on the Tuesday, Feb. 26 program on an off track and his track runner-up Ross Wolfenden added four wins himself to dominated the 15 race card.
Yonkers Raceway's harness racing pair of Friday night, $35,000 co-features--an Open Handicap for everyone's-allowed trotters and an Open for distaff pacers--were won by Fuel Cell (Brian Sears, $15) and Queen of Royalty (Brent Holland, $42.60)
Champion Bolinda harness racing reinsman Chris Alford snared a quartet of winners at Tabcorp Park Melton on Saturday, including a rare treble of all three heats of the VHRSC Victoria Derby.
Northern Companion, a rags-to-riches harness racing star in 2012, will be honored by the Florida Chapter of the United States Harness Writers Association on Wednesday (Dec. 12) as the November Horse of the Month at the Isle Casino & Racing Pompano Park.
With most quality horses having a break from racing, September/October is the time when the 'Claiming' races take pride of place in Melbourne - the lower grade 'Battle Of The Claimers' (price not exceeding $12,000) in early September, followed by the higher priced 'Claiming Masters' ($10,000 - $50,000) a few weeks later.
It was a Purdon trifecta to the finish of the Art Major Group One Breeders Crown $176,000 Final for 3yo pacing fillies at melton today (Sunday August 19), but not the way punters would have hoped, when Barry Purdon's Cheer The Lady ($19.50) defeated her more fancied harness racing rivals.
Ferrari Sena overcame post 10, went coast-to-coast and pulled off a 30-1 harness racing shocker in her $20,000 opening-round division of the Girls' Night Out Pacing Series on Friday evening at Mohawk.
Fourteen harness racing two-year-olds took to the track on Friday morning (May 25) at The Meadows in qualifying events, and a Magical Mike filly became the first local youngster to break the 2:00 mark.
In a sea of big name free-for-all harness racing pacers like defending Graduate champion Foiled Again, Rockincam may have been overlooked before last week's elimination win.
Saturday night at the Meadowlands featured the harness racing elimination for the Graduate and the $49,584 John Simpson Memorial. Bolt The Duer defeated the buzz horse Mel Mara in a 1:51.3 mile. Bolt The Duer went for the top and lead through a :27.3 opening quarter and a :57 (29.2) half .
Friday's Tabcorp Park Melton harness racing fixture was huge for the Melton area, with the Bacchus Marsh trained Brunelleschi winning the $50,000 Vicbred Super Series Three Year Old Trotters Final and bonny mare Bellas Delight the $100,000 Vicbred Super Series Four Year Old Mares Final, both over 2240 metres.