Although she had a little luck in her last start, a victory in a $40,900 division of the Lady Suffolk at Freehold Raceway on May 3, Vida De Vie, unlike four of her opponents, managed to remain flat for the entire mile and improved her harness racing record to 3-1-1-0 with $21,650 in the bank.
Here are the latest standings in the HANA Harness 2013 Grand Circuit Handicapping Challenge sponsored by The Hambletonian Society, Chicago Racing, IHHA, Meadowlands, Tioga Downs, and Vernon Downs after a weekend of harness racing stakes action at Freehold Raceway (Lady Suffolk, Dexter Cup) and the Meadowlands (Simpson Memorial, Meadowlands Maturity).
A pair of harness racing fillies bred and owned by New Jersey's Joie De Vie Farm, both trained by Chris Ryder, swept the split divisions of the Lady Suffolk on Friday, May 3, 2013 at Freehold Raceway.
This Week: The Grand Circuit is off this week. Harness Racing will resume June 2 at Hoosier Park in Indiana. Last time: The 2012 Grand Circuit season opener took place last week at Freehold Raceway with the $138,300 Dexter Cup for 3-year-old colt trotters and two divisions in the $77,700 Lady Suffolk for 3-year-old filly trotters.
Two odds-on favorites - For A Dancer and Cocktail Attire - prevailed in $38,850 split divisions of the Lady Suffolk for harness racing three-year-old trotting fillies on Friday, May 4, 2012 at Freehold Raceway.
The Freehold Raceway, America's oldest pari-mutuel harness racing track, is back in action starting March 1 with the opening of a 90-day spring meet.
Live harness racing returns to Central New Jersey on March 1, 2012 with the opening of the 90-day meet at Freehold Raceway, America's oldest pari-mutuel harness track.
In the first half of the 52nd edition of harness racing's Lady Suffolk Trot, Pacific Splash took full advantage of a break past the half by Cat Manzi with 1/5 favorite Refuse to Lose.
Harness racing this week: Freehold Grand Circuit, Freehold Raceway, Freehold, New Jersey. Schedule of events: The Grand Circuit begins its season opening stop at Freehold Raceway this Friday (May 6) with two divisions in the $79,650 Lady Suffolk for 3-year-old filly trotters.
The 52nd edition of the harness racing Lady Suffolk stakes goes in divisions at Freehold on Friday, May 6. The 6th and 8th races each carry a $39,825 purse.