The Maryland sired 2 YO colt and gelding trotters opened the night with the "Ronald 'Doc' Banning Memorial going for a purse of $42,000 at Ocean Downs Sunday. Doggone Slots (Doggone Yankee-Juanna Play Slots) sat third thru the half when driver Roger Plante Jr. pulled and took the lead from Here I Am(Cam's Rocket). It was a three-horse race down the stretch with Doggone Slots winning by a length over Jay Boy (Tsunami) and Her I Am held on for third, Time for the mile was 2:01.3. Thomas Morris Jr. trains and co-owns with Gregg Morris. This colt winning was a fitting tribute to Doc Banning since he was the breeder and owner of the second dam I Juanna Win. The "Hubert Jackson Memorial" for filly pacers was next on the card. The Winbak Farm owned Jodi's Sweety(JK Outlaw-Queen Jodi) pulled an upset, breaking the three race win streak of Helaine's Firebird(Allie's Western), winning by a head in 2:02.1. Jeff Fout trained and drove the filly. In another upset, Toms Tornado(Cam's Rocket-Nuclear Folks) won in 1:56.4 breaking stablemate Toms Typhoon(Cam's Rocket) five race win streak in the "W.W. 'Pete' Shaw Memorial. Thomas Cooke owns both colts and Roger Hans trains. Jonathan Roberts was in the bike. There was no surprise in the "Charles Keller Memorial" when Jeff Fout went to the front and never looked back with Renegade Starlet(CR Renegade-Worthy Starlet) extending her win streak to 3. Tui Stone trains the filly for the Serendipity Stable, time of the mile was 2:05.4. The Maryland Sire Stakes for two year olds will finish the season with a series on September 23 and September 30 at Rosecroft Raceway. By Cheri Stambaugh, for MSRF
Stagecoach Holdup came from off-the-pace to capture the Tuesday feature, a $20,000 Male Claiming pace at Dover Downs on Tuesday Jan. 29. Harness racing drivers George Dennis and Ross Wolfenden had three wins apiece.
Schoolkids went right to the front to win the $31,000 Preferred/Open pace while Fancyfreeshark came from off the pace to take the $30,000 Delaware Special in the twin-feature harness races on Monday, Jan. 2 at Dover Downs.
Stagedoor Holdup held up as a winning favorite while 23-1 Mandabra pulled a harness racing upset in the feature trot at Dover Downs on Sunday, March 20. Ross Wolfenden had a driving triple. Driver Tim Curtin and trainer Eli Scott continued as a hot winning combination as Stagecoach Holdup notched his third win of the year scoring a 1:53.4 victory in the $16,500 4&5-Year-Old pace.
Stagecoach Holdup proved a success in one of two $14,000 Thursday, Feb.3 co-harness racing features at Dover Downs. Driver Tim Curtin and trainer Eli Scott continue as a recent winning team when Stagecoach Holdup recorded his second-straight victory in the first $14,000 4&5-Year-Old pace with a 1:54.1 triumph.
High Joltage won his second straight and Elijah Hanover his first of the harness racing meet in a $14,000 4 & 5-Year-Old pace double-feature on Thursday, Jan. 27 at Dover Downs. Ben Stafford Jr. won for the third time in his last four races speeding to a 1:54.4 victory in the first of the co-features.
J A's Outlaw (George Brennan) whipped five Yonkers Raceway harness racing rivals, winning Saturday night's (November 20)$38,000 Open Handicap Pace. Leaving from post position No. 5 (in one notch after a defection) and the longest short in a short field, J A's Outlaw sat early.
J A's Outlaw (George Brennan) made it 5-for-5 since the Lou Pena claim, stepping out of claimers Saturday night and winning Yonkers Raceway's $37,000 winners-over harness racing feature. Assigned post position No. 7, J A's Outlaw grabbed the lead from 17-10 favorite Wholly Louy (Dan Dube) passing the :27.1 opening quarter-mile.
The Joe Pereira trained Boss Outlaw impressed when winning the last race at the Mohawk harness racing meeting in Ontario tonight (Tuesday July 13). Racing 22 degree temperatures the 5-year-old entire paced his $10,000 Claimer in an impressive 1:50.2.
Divisions of the Maryland Sire Stakes finals, each worth a purse of $40,000, were contested at Rosecroft Raceway on Saturday evening and the competition was exhilarating. Both trotters and pacers headed to the gate in what proved to be some of the best racing of the year at the Maryland oval.
The betting favorites dominated preliminary divisions of the Maryland Sire Stakes at Rosecroft Raceway on Saturday evening, as talented three-year-old pacers took to the track to vie for purses of $4,000.