Search Results
1 to 16 of 2016
1 2 3 4 5 Next »

Nichols, N.Y. -- Trailing her four rivals through a dawdling pace, Mach It a Par ($3.00) made her move at the top of the stretch to pass all four of her harness racing rivals in the final sixteenth of Friday (July 3) evening's $12,000 Mares Open Pace at Tioga Downs.   Owner/driver Dan Clements settled the 5-year-old Mach Three mare into her customary early spot at the rear of the field, seven lengths off pacesetter Dune in Red (Brandon Simpson) through tepid early fractions of :29 and :58.2. Mach It a Par remained at the back of the quintet even as Sherkin Hanover (Corey Braden) commenced a first-over bid on the backstretch and the pocket-sitting Southwind Trini (Jim Meittinis) chased the accelerating Dune in Red through a :27.3 third quarter. In fact, Clements wouldn't move Mach It a Par off the pegs until the top of the stretch, storming home down the grandstand side as Dune in Red had reached her capacity in the final 70 yards. Mach It a Par passed all four of her rivals in deep stretch, just prevailing by a head in 1:54.1. Southwind Trini made a late bid up the pegs to tie Dune in Red for second, and K J's Caroline (Jim Taggart, Jr.) was an out-kicked fourth, beaten by just a long neck.   Renaldo Morales, III trains Mach It a Par, who scored her 12th career win.   Private Interview sweeps Tioga State Bank series   The Friday program at Tioga also saw owner/trainer Robert Gale's Private Interview ($3.10) complete a sweep of the Tioga State Bank starter allowance series, holding clear of his eight rivals for a 1:52.4 triumph in the $10,000 final. Corey Braden wasted no time securing the lead with the 8-year-old Real Artist gelding, setting torrid early sectionals of :26.1, :54.2, and 1:22.2 before drawing clear of his eight rivals on the far turn. While he decelerated a bit late, he maintained a 3-1/4 length winning margin over pocket rival Who Dat Love (Dan Clements). CF Sting Rei (Aaron Byron) emerged from traffic in the final yards, rallying to just miss second, while Remus Blue Chip (Mike Simons) was an even fourth off a tracking trip.   Jim Taggart, Jr. led all drivers with three wins on the evening's nine-race card, teaming up with Robert Lounsbury trainees Powerful Love ($3.40, 1:55.1) and Purple N Gold ($4.90, 1:53.4) as well as Gary Messenger trainee She's So Into Me ($6.50, 1:59.4).   Live racing returns to Tioga Downs on Saturday (July 4) evening, with the nine-race Independence Day card kicking off at 6:15 p.m. Eastern time. The Kirby Band will perform patriotic favorites trackside throughout the evening, and a fireworks and laser spectacular will light up the Southern Tier sky following the evening's races.   by James Witherite, Tioga Downs

 JULY 2, 2015 - Solar Sister took command of the three-year-old pacing filly division with a 1:50.3 victory in her harness racing Ontario Sire Stakes Gold division at Mohawk Racetrack on Thursday evening. Starting from Post 2 in the second $105,000 Gold split, fan favourite Solar Sister landed on the rail behind number two choice Ms Mac N Cheese and watched contentedly from the pocket as the pacesetter zipped to fractions of :26.1 and :54.4. Rolling toward the 1:23.2 three-quarters, driver Doug McNair tipped Solar Sister into the outer lane and the filly reeled in her Ontario Sires Stakes rival, earning a half-length victory in a personal best 1:50.3. Ms Mac N Cheese and driver Sylvain Filion settled for a hard fought second, with Capela and driver James MacDonald well behind the duelling leaders in third. "I figured Sylvain (Filion) would be pointing her (Ms Mac N Cheese) out of there and trying to either cut it out or sit on my back," said McNair after the race. "We went out of there pretty fast; his filly was rolling right along to the half. I could have come back around, but I was pretty content to where I was at. It looked to me like a two horse race when the draw came out, so I was happy to be following her. I knew she'd get me to where we had to go." Guelph resident McNair engineered Solar Sister's second Gold Series victory for his father, trainer Gregg McNair of Guelph, and owner-breeders David Willmot of King City and Clay Harland Horner of Toronto. The win bumped the daughter of Mach Three and $1.4 million winner Cabrini Hanover to lifetime earnings of $485,690 and gives her a sophomore record of five wins, one third and one fourth in seven starts. "She's just getting to be a really nice mare. You can race her any way, on the front or from the back or in the middle," added the reinsman. "Them type of mares are horses that make it a lot easier for me, you can kind of judge the speed and make up your mind as you go, and she's happy to race any way. "She's a big filly, good gaited, a nice bred filly, I'm glad we got her." Solar Sister With wins in the first two Gold Legs, Solar Sister sits alone atop the three-year-old pacing filly division standings with 100 points. Ms Mac N Cheese, also a winner in the June 6 season opener at Mohawk Racetrack, falls to second spot which she shares with the winner of the first division, Wrangler Magic. Fan Hanover champions Wrangler Magic and Sylvain Filion went off as the heavy favourites from Post 4 in the first Gold Series contest and, as he would later do with Ms Mac N Cheese, the Milton reinsman opted to take command of the race. Wrangler Magic rolled easily to a :27 quarter, fended off a challenge from Delightful Hill heading by the :55.1 half, and was comfortably in charge at the 1:23.1 three-quarters. Turning for home, however, things got decidedly less comfortable for the pacesetter. Facing pressure from all sides, Wrangler Magic had to battle all the way to the wire, securing a 1:51 victory by a scant nose over Cast No Shadow. Delightful Hill sprinted into third, three-quarters of a length behind the leaders. Owners Thomas Kyron of Toronto, ON, Dr. Maurice Stewart of Leduc, AB, Brian Paquet of Quebec, QC and Bayama Farms Inc. of Saint-Andre-D'Argenteuil, QC now have a Gold Series trophy to display alongside the Fan Hanover trophy Wrangler Magic earned at Mohawk on June 20. Through six sophomore starts the Mach Three daughter has tallied two wins, two seconds and two thirds and Thursday's win boosted her lifetime earnings to $513,894. Stephane Larocque conditions the talented young pacer, who was also a Gold Series winner at two. Wrangler Magic Solar Sister, Wrangler Magic and their peers will now enjoy a brief break in their provincial stakes schedule before it resumes at Grand River Raceway on August 3. Mohawk Racetrack fans have a much shorter interlude before the next Ontario Sires Stakes event at the Campbellville oval. On Monday, July 6 the two-year-old stakes season gets under way with three Gold Series divisions for the freshman pacing fillies. The fillies will be featured in Races 3, 6 and 9 on the 7:25 pm program. Ontario Horse Racing

One of harness racings elite sires Mach Three has been enjoying a great time of it lately in the south with plenty of winners, quinellas and even the odd trifecta thrown in. Last night at Forbury Park, Mach Three took it up a further step when he sired the first four home in race six. The four year old gelding Scotlynn Mach in the hands of Blair Orange took the race out in a smart 3:22.9 for the 2700 metres and he was chased home by three other four year old sons of Mach Three in Somebeach N Clovelly, Rory Mach and Hokuri Railrida. Nova Time and Starskys Dream were other winners on the programme for Mach Three and this weeks performance followed on from a great night the week before. On that occasion Uncle Ben led home a Mach Three trifecta with Rory Mach and Somebeach N Clovelly filling the minors while Onedin Mach and Starskys Dream provided the quinella in the feature race of the night. While Bettors Delight continues to dominate the stallion market in New Zealand, his performance is helped a lot by the huge books of mares he serves. For instance there are 814 Bettors Delights comprising his two, three four and five year olds in New Zealand. Mach Three only has 497 horses in the same age brackets which does make it hard to compete against a super sire like Bettors Delight. However he continues to do a great job on the New Zealand Sires table. As of today, Mach Three is second on the two year old list, fourth on the three year old list, leading the four year old list and battling Art Major for second on the overall list so it has been another successful season for the son of Matts Scooter. With his progeny having topped $15,000,000 in New Zealand from his 423 winners to date, Mach Three looks certain to again serve his customary 120/150 mares this coming breeding season. Harnesslink Media                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Summerside, PE - Machinthesand, under the command of harness racing driver Norris Rogers, burst off the starting gate to wire the field and claim the Canada Day Pace Wednesday at Red Shores Summerside. It's the second win in a row for this duo after they raced to victory in the Sunday feature. The son of Mach Three, owned by Noonan Holdings Ltd- Russell and Karen Noonan, Summerside, rolled through fractions of 28, 57.1, and 1:26.4 before firing off a closing panel of 28.1 to win by fourth lengths over Outside The Wire (Marc Campbell) and Oh To Be Me (Gary Chappell). The 3-6-2 triactor paid $68.40. The time of the mile was 1:55 flat. In other action, two veteran pacers, Life Savior, owned by Darla MacEachern, Kensington and Blu Meadow Willie from the Robert and Brenda MacInnis stable, celebrated Canada Day with career victory number 55. Tobins Beauty won the Woodmere Rose memorial in 1:59.3. The four-year-old mare is co-owned by Robert Henderson, Ellerslie and trainer Clair Sweet, O'Leary. Walter Cheverie was in the bike for the score. Cheverie recorded a driving triple on the program. For complete results go to www.redshores.ca By Lee Drake

When well-bred harness racing pacer Boltnmach debuted with a very disappointing performance two years ago to finish over 30 metres from the winner his trainer Justin Campbell was in two minds about continuing with the son of Mach Three. But two years on the gelding has more than paid his way and at UBET Park Hobart last night he notched his sixth win to take his career earnings to almost $50,000. Boltnmach was dropping back sharply in grade having been delivering honest performances in C3-C4 events so Campbell was expecting him to improve dropping back to a C1 event courtesy of a claim for novice driver Adrian Collins. The well-backed Bobby Jo ($4.50) led from gate three and while Boltnmach ($4 into $2.30) was forced to race three-wide for the first 600 metres Collins eventually urged his charge forward to face the breeze. The leader set only a modest tempo so Boltnmach wasn't forced to expend too much energy in the run. When Collins called on his charge to extend near the home turn he sped clear and had enough in hand to stave off a late challenge from Tango Terrific ($10) that failed by a short half-head with Thatswhatshesaid ($5) a closing third. "I was fairly confident he would win tonight because he was dropping back considerably in class and his form going into the race was very good," Campbell said. "He isn't a difficult horse to train but sometimes he can be a bit of a pig on the training track and that was the case this week but usually when he's in that sort of mood at home he races really well so I told a few people to have something on him tonight." "Adrian (Collins) did a good job by letting him roll to the death and I thought the horse toughed it out well when the runner-up came at him," he said. Peter Staples

Summerside, PE - Machinthesand (Mach Three) hooked up with pace setter Carrera Angel (Rocky Schurman) down the backstretch and went on to claim the Sunday afternoon harness racing feature at Red Shores Summerside in 1:56.2. Norris Rogers, who enjoyed a driving triple on the program, mapped out the winning trip for owners Russell and & Karen Noonan and Noonan Holdings Ltd. Hughie Murphy is the trainer. Oh To Be Me (Gary Chappell) closed hard to grab second while Carrera Angel held on for third. Rogers also scored with Lucky Encounter for trainer Dale Sobey and his owner Jeff Ferrish, Summerside, PE while Lloyd Hannah trainee Gigolos Pride started the inning roll in race 4. Corey MacPherson and Jason Hughes had driving doubles on the card. MacPherson's two winners capped off a six win performance between Summerside and Charlottetown tracks this weekend. Don't miss the traditional Canada Day race card at the historic Prince County Oval. Post time is Wednesday 1pm at Red Shores Summerside. By Lee Drake

Harness racing three year filly Supersonic Miss has a lot of positive attributes but size is definitely not one of them. The diminutive daughter of Mach Three might be small in statue but she has a huge motor.   When she fronted up today for the $125,000 final of the NSW Pepper Tree Farm Breeders Challenge at Tabcorp Park Menangle for three year old fillies, she might have been the smallest filly in the race but it mattered not in the finish as she strode away for an effortless victory.   Allowed to settle back from barrier four, Supersonic Miss worked onto the back of Sally Fletcher in the one by one but some way off the leaders.   Somelovesomewhere lead early before handing up to the well supported Makes Every Scents after 800 metres.   Mark Purdon got a lovely run up with Supersonic Miss to the leader on the back of Sally Fletcher and when he peeled her three wide at the top of the straight, Supersonic Miss quickly sprinted to the lead and put the race beyond doubt half way up the long Menangle straight.   The Ashlee Siejka trained and driver Ameretto provided a minor highlight of the race by storming home late for second after an early gallop had cost her 10-12 lengths.   For the daughter of Million Dollar Cam it was a case of what might have been but for the early gallop.   Supersonic Miss paced the 2400 metres in a swift 2:54.6, a mile rate of 1:57.1 with closing sectionals of 57.1 and 27.1   It was the ninth lifetime win for the Mach Three filly and took her earnings to just shy of $300,000.     Harnesslink Media

Nichols, N.Y. -- Taking advantage of live cover and a contested early pace, Mach It a Par ($3.80) passed all six of her harness racing rivals to take Friday (June 26) evening's $10,000 featured distaff pace at Tioga Downs.   Dan Clements settled the 5-year-old Mach Three mare at the back of the pack as Purity (Jim Meittinis) worked to clear fellow leavers Smokin N Grinin (Mike Simons), K J's Caroline (Jim Taggart, Jr.), and Stormunn (Aaron Byron) through a :26.3 first-quarter battle. With three-eighths to go, Purity gave way to pocket rival Smokin N Grinin, and Mach It a Par moved third-over to follow the cover of K J's Caroline and Stormunn on the backstretch, swinging three-wide well past a 1:23.3 three-quarters split. At the top of the stretch, Mach It a Par found her best stride, working clear of K J's Caroline in the final sixteenth to prevail by a widening 1-1/2 lengths in 1:51.4. K J's Caroline held second, while Arodasi (Brandon Simpson) mounted a stand-side rally from the back of the pack to take third.   Clements owns Mach It a Par, and Renaldo Morales, III handles the training duties.   In addition to his victory in the feature, Clements teamed up with Purple N Gold ($3.60, 1:54), Shutthefrontdoor ($4.40, 1:51.4), and Flashy ($13.40, 1:54.2) to lead all drivers with four wins on the 13-race card.   A pair of $6,000 second-round divisions of the Tioga State Bank starter series were contested on the Friday evening program as well, with Philana Chalice ($60.50) drawing clear off a first-over bid for a 1:53 upset score in rein to Kyle DiBenedetto, and Private Interview ($2.50) living up to odds-on billing for a handy 1:52.4 win under Corey Braden.   Live racing returns to Tioga Downs on Saturday evening, with the first of 13 races scheduled for 6:15 p.m. Eastern time.   by James Witherite, Tioga Downs

Pompano Beach, FL...June 24, 2015...My Revenuer and Mach Me Not scored impressive harness racing wins their respective "Winners Over" feature events at Pompano Park on Wednesday night (June 24).   My Revenuer kicked off the mid-week festivities by scoring a minor upset for Tom Sells in the $9,000 Winners Over event for the trotters, upsetting the 1 to 5 tote-board favorite, Dominum Deo in 1:55.4. Tug River Dylan, last in the quintet turning for home, rallied for third for Wally Ross, Jr. while Lugar and pacesetting Illusionsndreams completed the parade through the wire.   It was Illusionsndreams who took charge, carding panels of :28.3 and :58.2 before things began heating up on the backside.   With Dominum Deo on the move from the back of the pack, driver Sells was forced into a first-over journey from My Revenuer with that one pulling on even terms with Illusionsndreams through an official :28.2 third quarter--his about :27.4.   Turning for home, My Revenuer began edging clear and easily held off Dominum Deo in the final stages, scoring by 1 1/4 lengths.   In a post race interview, driver Sells said, "Ya know, when this trotter feels like it, he can turn on the engines pretty good...and he sure did tonight. He was very determined."   Owned and trained by Tom Petri, My Revenuer, a seven year-old son of Revenue S, won for the third time in 20 starts this year, good for $33,817 in bounty. Lifetime, he has 21 career wins and $167,592 in earnings to go along with a mark of 1:53.4 at Vernon Downs last season.   Third choice in the betting, My Revenuer paid $12.40 to his faithful.   The companion event for pacing wares was kind of a carbon copy of last weeks event as Mach Me Not, driven by Bruce Ranger, scored a repeat win--this time in 1:53.4 over stablemate Artful Impulse, again handled by Andy Santeramo. As in last week's event, Goldstar Rockette finished third. Keystone Christa and Lady Ideal completed that event.   When the Hummer's wings folded, Artful Impulse and Mach Me Not got into a bit of a fray around turn one with the latter taking charge right at the opening marker in :27.1.   Mach Me Not, a nine year-old daughter of Mach Three, continued to lead the parade through panels of :56.4 and 1:26.1 with Artful Impulse in the garden spot.   Turning for home, as she did last week, Mach Me Not began drifting wide allowing Artful Impulse plenty of real estate to close to her inside...but Mach Me Not was just too strong--her final panel of :27.3 good enough for a victory measuring just short of a length.   After the race, Ranger joked, "Well, we proved one thing...this mare care pace as fast going sideways as she can going forward! She's a game thing, that's for sure!"   Owned by the S S G Stables and trainer by Jim Mc Donald, Mach Me Not won for the third consecutive week--35th lifetime win--to send he seasonal earnings to $49,024. She's banked $345,046 career-wise to go along with her mark of 1:51.1 mark at Hoosier Park.   Mach Me Not, heavily favored at 2 to 5, paid $2.80 to win.   Another noteworthy performer on the Wednesday card was Gold Savage in the "Winners Over 2" trot.   This five year-old son of Keystone Savage, trained by Mark Friedman for the Polo Stables, got a picture perfect journey from Mickey Mc Nichol to score in a lifetime best 1:54.3.   With Pilgrims All In setting up a quick pace through panels of :27.1 and :56, Gold Savage nestled in second from his outside post, left the coziness of his pocket around the final turn and went on to score a win measuring almost six lengths over favored On The Tab (Bruce Ranger) with Skyway Pippen next. Pilgrims All In did hold on for fourth while American Superman, suffering a miscue prior to the start, picked up the minor award in the sextet.   As second choice in the betting at 3 to 2, Gold Savage paid $5.00 to win.   Racing continues on Saturday night with the season's final program of 10 races.   Post time is 7:30p.m.   by John Berry for Pompano Park          

Macho Comacho’s standing start record held him in good stead on Friday night in the Benstud Enduro at the harness racing meeting at Tabcorp Park Melton. The six-year-old by Royal Mattjesty out of Alberts Daughter stepped swiftly from the tapes, quickly establishing a handy buffer and holding on to it for the next 2760m. Bettor Rock On camped on the $6.90 leader’s back for Greg Sugars from barrier two and poked through in the straight to finish third, just pipped in a photo finish by second-placed Metro Mike, who made an early move to be in the chair riding a comfortable first half (62.8secs) for Jason Lee. Driver Chris Alford rated the tempo perfectly aboard Macho Comacho from the Dean Braun stable, the gelding upping the ante through a 28.2secs third quarter before ripping to the line in 26.8secs (55secs last half) to give nothing else a shot. The win was Macho Comacho’s ninth career victory, all nine coming in standing start races. “It certainly helped him, getting back to the stand,” Alford said. “When he first came over here from New Zealand he had good form in some country cups." “The mobile races don’t really suit him as much.” Macho Comacho had been screaming out to win one after three straight second placings of late, all in mobile races. Getting out to a trip was also certainly no problem as he stays all day. Alford predicted Macho Comacho would be a fierce Country Cups Carnival competitor next season. The win was the first leg of a weekend treble for Braun, who teamed with reinsman Nathan Jack for a double at Cranbourne on Sunday night with well-bred two-year-old Soho Chelsea (Mach Three/Cornsilk) and talented three-year-old filly Quaint Glen (Pay Me Christian/Quantam Franco). CODY WINNELL

The Canadian harness racing breeding industry had a stellar day yesterday at Mohawk with several of the day's features captured by stock sired by Canadian based stallions. Leading the way was the evergreen Mach Three who had a day to remember. His three year old daughter Wrangler Magic took out the $479,000 Fan Hanover in 1:50.2 and another daughter in Solar Sister flashed home late for an unlucky third in the same race. Physicallyinclined, a son of Mach Three who missed the North American Cup Final after having no luck in his division last week, showed he wouldn't have been out of it in the big dance when he easily won the $75,000 North American Cup consolation in a sharp 1:49 after starting from barrier eight.  Mach Three progeny also won two other races on the undercard in a timely reminder to breeders of what a great stallion he is. The great trotting mare Bee A Magician was her old self once again, completely dominating the $272,000 Armbro Flight, clearing out for an easy victory in a smart 1:51.4. It was the daughter of Kadabra's 37th lifetime victory and took her earnings to $3,174,386 and it looks like there is plenty more to come. Another Canadian based sire to taste victory on the day was Shadow Play. His outstanding daughter Lady Shadow franked her good form this season with a dominant win in the $350,000 Roses Are Red in a very sharp 1:48.3 It was Lady Shadow's 14th career victory and took her earning to $692,679. The other highlight on the day for Canadian breeders was the victory by Hemi Seelster in the $233,000 Goodtimes Final for three year old trotters. A son of the first crop of the Ontario based sire Holiday Road 1:52.4 ($426,200), Hemi Seelster was aided by a couple of the favourites galloping but he still got the job done in 1:54 Those results yesterday at Mohawk were a timely to North American breeders that  the Canadian based stallions can more than hold their own against all comers. Harnesslink Media

This Sunday Harness Racing New South Wales are staging the six $125,000 Breeders Challenge Finals at Menangle. The finalists and draws for the six races have been made and Harnesslink thought it was a good time to have a look at the sires represented in the three age groups. Note: We have included the emergencies in the analysis This analysis is of the three year old finalists. 1) Three year old fillies A good cross section of sires represented here with only Art Major and American Ideal having multiple runners in the fillies final. They both have two runners but are unlikely to provide the winner of this division although the daughter of Art Major in Bamako Mali is a chance. Mach Three looks to have a good chance taking out the final with his talented daughter Supersonic Miss the one to beat from barrier four after her demolition job in the semi-final. Million Dollar Cam has a live chance of being a major player here with his daughter Amaretto from barrier three drawn to get the run she needs to test Supersonic Miss. The other semi final winner in Makes Every Scents is a live chance and the daughter of Four Starzzz Shark has the gate speed to negate her poor barrier of nine. Somebeachsomewhere and Always A Virgin are other notable sires to have runners in the three year old fillies final while the notable absentee sire is Sportswriter. 2) Three year old colts / geldings Another good cross section of sires in this division with only two sires having two runners in the final. Those two sires are Always A Virgin and Somebeachsomewhere and their runners are not without a chance in the final. Somebeachsomewhere particularly has two live chances in Chumlee who went super in his semi final from barrier ten and comes into barrier one in the final while Colonel Joy never saw daylight until the last fifty metres in his semi-final and looks a very progressive type For all that it is a very open affair with the son of Bettors Delight in Kept Under Wraps a big chance after drawing barrier two. His conqueror in the semi-final in Casino Grin also has to be accorded a real chance. The son of Grinfromeartoear was very impressive after starting from barrier eight and doing plenty of work early. Four Starzz Shark has a worthy representative in Mouse In The House while both Art Major, Modern Art and Million Dollar Cam are other notable sires with runners in the final. Again the notable absentee sire from this final is Sportswriter. Harnesslink Media

CAMPBELLVILLE, June 20 - Wrangler Magic delivered the performance of her harness racing career to win the $479,000 Fan Hanover Saturday night at Mohawk. A impressive field of ten three-year-old pacing fillies, including 2014 Horse of the Year JK Shesalady, lined up to contest the Fan Hanover. Wrangler Magic and Sylvain Filion showed early speed to grab the front heading into the first turn. Sassa Hanover, who handed JK Shesalady her first loss last week, brushed to the front in the second-quarter from fourth and posted a half of :54.4. Around the final turn, JK Shesalady was forced to come first up from fifth and grinded her way up to the leader's wheel at the three-quarter pole in 1:23. In the stretch, Wrangler Magic came off the cones to battle with Sassa Hanover, while JK Shesalady didn't have her kick once again. Wrangler Magic was able to surge by the leader and paced off to win by a length and three-quarters in 1:50.2. "She (Wrangler Magic) showed it last year at the end of the year, she started coming on really good," said trainer Stephane Larocque, following the race. "Yves Filion did just an amazing job (developing Wrangler Magic) to get her to be so good and sound this year and right now she's awesome." The Show Returns (Rocknroll Hanover) and Solar Sister (Mach Three)  finished second and third, while Sassa Hanover was fourth. A daughter of Mach Three, Wrangler Magic is owned by Thomas Kyron, Maurice Stewart, Brian Paquet and Bayama Farms Inc. The Fan Hanover victory was the first in five starts this season and third overall for the Larocque trainee. Wrangler Magic's career earnings now exceed $450,000 and the clocking of 1:50.2 is a new career best. Wrangler Magic paid $13.80 to win. Mark McKelvie

YONKERS, NY, Saturday, June 20, 2015 - Eight-holers The Real One (drawn) and Luminosity (assigned) both overcame their imposts Saturday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's harness racing co-features. The Real One (Pat Lachance, $37.80) prevailed in the $75,000 Open Handicap Pace, which doubled as the Marvin Kaufman Memorial. It was The Real One catching a live ride behind Flem N Em N (Jason Bartlett, five winners during the 12-race card), then storming by. The Real One defeated a tough-trip-but-resurgent Domethatagain (Dan Dube) by a length-and-a-quarter in 1:52.3, with Flem N Em N, Rock on Moe (Jordan Stratton) and Sky is the Limit (Eric Goodell) settling for the remainder. The 13-10 choice, MrErlean (Tyler Buter), broke early--bothering Domethatagain--and finished sixth. For seventh choice The Real One, a 5-year-old Mach Three gelding trained by his driver for owner Helene Filion, it was his fourth win (second consecutive) in 10 seasonal starts. The exacta paid $238, with the triple returning $889. The race was named for Marvin Kaufman, a longtime standardbred owner and SOA of New York director who passed away in January. He family and friends were on hand to make the winner's circle presentation. Luminosity (George Brennan, $4.90), as the 7-5 fave, made it four win in his last five tries, handily taking the $42,000 marquee trot in 1:55.3. Rock of Cashel (Goodell) was second-up and second home, beaten a length-and-a-half, with Somebody AS (Dube), E R Ellie (Stratton) and Crazy About Pat (Mark MacDonald) completing the cashers. For Luminosity, a 5-year-old Cash Hall gelding co-owned (as Burke Racing) by (trainer) Ron Burke and Weaver Bruscemi, it was his eighth win in 18 '15 tries. The exacta paid $49.20, with the triple returning $212. The Raceway's live season continues Monday night (7:10 PM), Tuesday matinee (1 PM), then Thursday through Saturday (all at 7:10 PM). Note Sunday matinees are done until November. Evening simulcasting accompanies all night programs, with afternoon simulcasting available daily. Frank Drucker

Harness racing three year old filly Supersonic Miss sent a shot across the bow of all her competitors in the New South Wales Breeders Challenge series with a superb front running display in her semi-final at Menangle last night. Away well from barrier nine for co-trainer and driver Mark Purdon, Supersonic Miss worked to the front after 400 metres and from there it was not if she would win but by how much she would win. Mark kept her rolling in front and a first half of the last mile in 56.9 meant Supersonic Miss had her rivals gasping from as far out as the 600 metres. Mark sat as quiet as in the bike as Supersonic Miss put daylight between her and the chasing pack with the official margin being 23 metres. Supersonic Miss paced the 2400 metres in 2:54.8, a mile rate of 1:57.2 and her time was nearly four seconds quicker than the winner of the other semi-final in Makes Every Scents. Last nights win was the eighth lifetime for Supersonic Miss and took her earnings over the $230,000 mark  The two year old filly of the year in New Zealand in 2013/2014, Supersonic Miss has had a season in 2014/2015 that promised plenty but didn't quite deliver in New Zealand. The daughter of Mach Three won over $75,000 in New Zealand over the season but always seemed to find one better in a lot of the big fillies races Mark Purdon was a happy man post race. " She did that very easily and really impressed me" " She was in cruise control up the straight." "Since we came to Australia, she has really improved, the most of any of the team." "On tonights performance she will be very hard to beat in the final," Mark said. Harnesslink Media  

It was a homecoming fit for a queen. Natalie Rasmussen, aka Miss Inter Dominion returned to the feature race stage at Albion Park tonight (Saturday) and claimed two feature harness racing events. Rasmussen landed the Gr.2 $50,000 Seymour Premiers Cup with race favourite Gentle Western who led throughout while she guided star filly Fight For Glory to victory in the Gr.3 $30,000 UBET Gold Coast Oaks. The winning Oaks drive was tactically brilliant. Fight For Glory (Art Major) defeated stablemate Linda Lovegrace while local filly Bettor Promise ran a brave third in a mile rate of 1;55.9 for the 2138m with the final half covered in 56.3 seconds. Gentle Western, a lightly raced stayer with enormous potential stepped safely before leading his rivals a merry dance in the 2647m stand-start marathon defeating Corporal Luna and Raring To Go in a race record time of 1;57.7. The last half was covered in 55.7 seconds. The Western Ideal – Gentle Audrey stallion is raced by Natalie’s mother, Cheryl Rasmussen and Trevor Titcomb. The All Stars stable of Rasmussen and Mark Purdon will aim their runners at several features in the coming weeks during the Brisbane winter carnival which will be staged on July 4, 11 and 18. Rasmussen is based in Christchurch with Purdon. The Gr.2 $50,000 QBRED Breeders Classic 2yo Finals were also staged and provided thrilling finishes in both finals with Catcha Lefty and Get In The Groove proving victorious. Catcha Lefty was the punters elect and scored narrowly from New South Wales visitor Roarn after locking wheels over the concluding stages while Make A Statement finished third in a time of 1;55.1. The Village Jasper – Lefty gelding has now won 6 of his 7 starts and will head to the Gr.1 $100,000 QBRED Triad Final on July 18. He is raced by his breeder and trainer, Cristina Monte and was handled by leading reinsman Shane Graham. In the Fillies division, Get In The Groove sprintlaned to defeat Covert Beauty and Firebby in a time of 1;57.0. Get In The Groove trailed race favourite Reds Jet Star before sprinting quickly over the concluding stages. The Mach Three – Get Happy filly is raced by her breeders Kevin and Kay Seymour. Trista Dixon took the winning drive; the filly is trained by her husband Grant. The Dixon stable struck in the feature trotting event, the $15,000 Statewide Taxation Services Marathon when former New Zealand Sharons Millicent led throughout in the 3157m event. Unbeaten in six Australian starts prior to tonight, the Monkey Bones – Black Onyx mare kept her perfect record in place scoring comfortably from Mister Malakye and Its Three By Two. The winning mile rate for the stand-start feature was 2;06.7. Handled by trainer/driver Grant Dixon, Sharons Millicent is raced by Sharon Mitchell. And reigning Queensland Horse of the Year Avonnova made a successful return when he led throughout in the Garrards Horse & Hound Open defeating Forever Gold and Caesars Folly. The free legged pacer was resuming since competing in the Inter Dominion Grand Final on March 1, Avonnova recorded a winning mile rate of 1;57.3 for the 2647m. Co-owner and trainer Ian Gurney is aiming his ‘stablestar’ at several features next month including the $100,000 Sunshine Sprint (July 4) and the $125,000 Blacks A Fake (July 18). Fight For Glory Gentle Western

1 to 16 of 2016
1 2 3 4 5 Next »