Nominal Hanover rallied for a narrow harness racing victory in the $25,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes Final-Green Acres for two-year-old pacing fillies on Thursday afternoon, October 18, 2012, at Freehold Raceway.
Time To Kill rolled to a length and three-quarters harness racing victory in the $30,000 New Jersey Futurity for two-year-old trotters on October 12, 2012 at Freehold Raceway.
The Ron Burke-trained entry of Mortal Zin and Verdad is rated the 2-1 pick in the $50,000 New Jersey Futurity for three-year-old pacers on Saturday, October 13, 2012 at Freehold Raceway.
Aunt Mel recorded the ninth win of the year and 11th of her harness racing career in the $25,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes - Green Acres for three-year-old trotting fillies, the featured ninth race on Thursday, October 11, 2012 at Freehold Raceway.
The leading New Jersey-sired harness racing two-year-old pacers and trotters will compete Saturday night (July 16) at The Meadowlands in four New Jersey Sire Stakes 'Night of Champions' races worth $700,000 in total purses.
Millionairess Costa Rica, who dominated her New Jersey Sire Stakes division at two, has been installed as the 5-2 morning line harness racing favorite against seven other three-year-old New Jersey-sire fillies in the $70,000 Helen Smith Trot Final, the featured sixth race on Friday, August 20, 2010 at Freehold Raceway.
An important sustaining payment is due March 15 in order to keep New Jersey-sired two-year-old pacers eligible to the 2010 Lou Babic Memorial Paces sponsored by the New Jersey Sire Stakes Program. Due on March 15 are sustaining payments of $700 for the Babic Pace open and $400 for the Babic filly division.
David Meirs II, the founder of the Walnridge Equine Clinic and president of the 300-acre Walnridge Farm - a standardbred breeding complex in the Cream Ridge section of Upper Freehold, has been voted by the New Jersey Sire Stakes Board of Trustees to oversee one of the state's most lucrative harness racing programs.
Catherine Stearns Medich of Lawrenceville is the new chair of the New Jersey Sire Stakes Board of Trustees for 2010. Stearns Medich succeeds Thomas A. D'Altrui as head of the Board, which oversees the lucrative State Department of Agriculture harness racing program for two- and three-year-old state-sired pacers and trotters at The Meadowlands and Freehold Raceway.
The Dey Family's Heritage Hill Farms of Allentown, NJ has been selected the Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association of New Jersey's Breeder of the Year for 2009. Heritage Hill Farm, spanning 500 acres in western Monmouth County, is one of the harness racing founding farms of the New Jersey Sire Stakes program.
The leading New Jersey-sired three-year-old pacers will compete for the richest championship purses in N. J. Sire Stakes history Saturday night (May 30) at The Meadowlands. There will be two $200,000 championship finals, one for sophomore filly pacers in Race 7 and the other for colts and geldings in Race 9.
Drop Red made it two straight wins as he rolled to a career best 1:50.4 clocking in the $61,400 second leg of the New Jersey Sire Stakes for 3-year-old colt pacers. With George Brennan in the sulky, Drop Red quickly made the top and remained unchallenged through middle fractions of :56 and 1:24 before pulling away to a 2 1/2-length victory.
In an impressive upset, 68-1 shot Scarlet Mczara angled between horses to take the first of two $61,400 New Jersey Sire Stakes divisions for 3-year-old filly pacers Friday night at the Meadowlands.
After distributing almost a half million dollars in purses to three-year-old pacers already this month, the New Jersey Sire Stakes 2009 season for three-year-old trotters will open Monday at The Meadowlands with another $224,000 in purses for three-year-old trotters.
Rick Needham began making online selections in 1982 which makes him the first internet racing handicapper. Rick has launched a video series through YouTube brought to you by Harnesslink and Day At The Track. The $61,400.00 New Jersey Sire Stakes.
Dial Or Nodial, the 2008 New Jersey Sire Stakes Horse of the Year as a two-year-old, makes his 2009 debut Saturday night (May 23) at The Meadowlands in NJSS competition for three-year-old pacing colts and geldings.