Plainridge Racourse went to post on Monday, (April) 15) for its 15th harness racing opener.
Harness racing driver Mike Eaton has been making his share of winner's circle appearances since arriving from the East Coast last month and the 49-year-old Massachusetts native plans on continuing the trend here at Cal Expo.
What a way to start October! Harness racing driver-trainer Mike Eaton upped his dash wins with five trips to the Plainridge winners circle Monday (Oct. 1).
For almost as long as the track has been open (March 17,1999) the 'Eaton kids' have had their pitctures taken more times then you can count. That's because father Mike is always among the leading harness racing drivers, traiiner and owneers at Plainridge Racecourse.
After being shutout last week from winning a race on the June 12 Plainridge harness racing program, Mike Eaton made up for it with four winning drives on Thursdays Flag Day card.
Just when it looked like Paul Battis' prised trotter, Cranmeadow Express, would extend his winning streak to eight going back to last July, he was caught at the wire by Lazer Zone in Tuesday's (May 29) racing action at Plainridge Racecourse.
In a rare Saturday afternnon opening of the Plainridge harness racing meet, a good sized crowd took advantage of the weather and the 14th season of racing which goes to December 7.
Mystical Valentine delivered a strong stretch kick to capture Saturday night's $10,000 Open pace, while the trotter Famous Image and pacer Noble Wabbit each established Vernon Downs harness racing records for going 7/8ths-of-a-mile--the wrong way of the track.
More than $80,000 was 'up for grabs' as the spotlight turned to the two-year-old harness racing finals of the Massachusetts Sire Stakes program Thursday (October 20) at Plainridge Racecourse.
Wine Guide with Jolene Andrews driving, ran away from the field in the amateur ranks Monday (October 17) at Plainridge. The win was his sixth harness racing victory in the last nine starts all coming with Andrews in the bike.
Two Plainridge driver-trainers who go back to when the track opened in March, 1999, scored a pair of wins Thursday on a dreary rainey afternoon over the harness racing strip. Mike Eaton who is always one of the track's top drivers posted wins with Mighty Terry in the second race, and Famous Image from post eight in the fifth race.
Councillor Donald R. Landers will join Don Marean as a guest speaker at the 50th anniversary awards-program of the New England Harness Writers Association. The Marlborough, Mass. resident will deliver the 'welcome to Marlborough' address at the October 23. 2011 harness racing awards-dinner of the USHWA chapter of New England scribes.
It was a beautiful day to start off the new 2011 harness racing season, as the opening nine race qualifiers began their day at the Plainridge Racecourse. The conditions were great and you actually thought that you were watching the regular racing card.
It was a change for the better around here today (thursday November 11) as we had some strong winds, but a bright and beautiful day in the area, while harness racing driver Mike Eaton was able to harness a three bagger in the seven race card at the Plainridge Racecourse.
Indian Summer, truly lets you know why people want to live in New England, because today was one of those rather unique days with the temperature in the seventies, that we don`t often see at the end of October. Harness racing at the Plainridge Racecourse was terrific, as Gerald Rocco Jr. and his crew had the surface in outstanding shape.
Tuesday, October 5, at the Plainridge Racecourse, under skies that were so nasty with heavy winds and blowing rain, it was like a walk in the park for harness racing driver Mike Eaton as he maneuvered home three winners.