His "mark" is 1:50 and on this night, Split Ticket reminded everyone why. Closing night conditioned pacers, racing for a purse of $6,000, were featured at Cal Expo on a HOT Saturday night (June 16), on which Split Ticket won for the 39th time in his harness racing career.
Harness racing driver Jim Lackey's trip to Moscow, to represent the United States in the 25th International Harness Drivers' Championship, resulted in a second place finish -- and another suitcase full of memories.
Harness racing identity Joe Faraldo is no stranger to the winner circle. But he has not been up close and personal to it in our country's largest state. Joe appeared in five races in the 2007 version of the Challenge, and did muster a second place finish, but the glitz of the circle eluded the NY-based barrister.
Alberto Pacheco is one of the new faces in the bike at Cal Expo, as the 24-year-old attempts to make his mark in the local driving colony. Pacheco has pedigree connections to the sport, as his father Juan is an owner and his uncle Lino is one the top conditioners on the grounds.
The U.S. Trotting Association has nominated veteran California-based harness racing driver Jim Lackey to represent the USA in the 25th International Harness Drivers Championship, to be contested in Moscow on April 15.
He didn't knock his harness racing opponents out, but a win is a win and that's what Tequila On Ice got. Conditioned pacers were co-featured at Cal Expo on Friday night (December 30) for a purse of $3,000, on which Tequila On Ice made it two of his last three.
After making a dozen trips to the winner's circle from his 31 appearances last harness racing season at Cal Expo, the hard-knocking pacer Shoot The Works has 16 snapshots this year with two more chances to add to that impressive total before the big ball drops in Times Square.
One And Only, who suits up in Saturday night's (December 10) Cal Expo opener, has been good to those who have backed him in his last seven harness racing appearances. During that period he has recorded three victories while returning double figures, including a 16-1 score to kick off the sequence on October 15.
Winsom Kelly didn't get to the races at Cal Expo until earlier this year at the age of five, but he's doing his best to make up for lost time with six harness racing wins and five runner-up finishes from his 23 appearances.
Last Thursday night's (November 10) fifth race was more than just a $3,400 trotting event, and harness racing driver Jim Lackey was thrilled to go out there and win the Stan Bergstein Memorial Trot with D Man for owner Maurice Sigmon and trainer Larry Hastings.
It was only fitting that a horse named D Man won a race named in the memory of a great man. Conditioned trotters, racing for a harness racing purse of $3,400, were featured at Cal Expo on Thursday night (November 9), on which D Man dropped down in class to score in the Stan Bergstein Memorial.
Thursday night's (November 10) feature at Cal Expo is the Stan Bergstein Memorial, named for the legendary figure in harness racing who passed away last week at 87 at his home in Tucson. D Man should be a major player in the $3,400 trotting headliner for owner Maurice Sigmon, trainer Larry Hastings and driver Jim Lackey.
Cal Expo is sad to report the deaths of former harness racing announcer Joe Alto, 78, who died on May 26 in Buffalo, New York, and horse owner Ron Lingle, who passed away at 67 at his home in Minnesota last Saturday.
She hadn't had the services of Jim Lackey since he sat behind her for her maiden win on April 1 of 2010, now that team is two for two. Conditioned-claiming pacers, racing for a harness racing purse of $3,200, were featured at Cal Expo on Thursday night (May 26), on which She Is So Glad was happy when the wire came up.
Satire, who overcame some stretch trouble to make it twoharness racing wins in a row last week, faces a very contentious field in Thursday night's (April 21) $3,900 main event at Cal Expo. The race combines claiming pacers and conditioned types.
A class drop from the Open combined with a perfect harness racing trip saw Nittany Linebacker hit pay-dirt. Conditioned pacers, racing for a $4,800 purse, were featured at Cal-Expo on Friday night (May 14), on which Nittany Linebacker was the pocket rocket.