MANALAPAN, NJ – November 9, 2013 – Patrick Berry picked up his 3,000th career driving victory in the eighth race at Freehold Raceway on Saturday, November 9, 2013. The Illinois native, now based in Jamesburg, NJ, guided Rocknroll Jewel to a three-quarters of a length victory in 1:56.1 for trainer Frank Scamporino Jr. The 37-year-old Berry reached his milestone with his 66th win of the year. Since 1994, he has driven the winners of more than $27.4 million. Berry followed his grandfather, Clarence Jacobs, and his uncle, Randy Jacobs, into his career in harness racing. His father, Dan, runs a construction company and races horses as a hobby. Pat Berry headed to the racetrack as soon as he graduated high school and posted his first win in 1995. by Carol Hodes for SBOA/NJ
Versado rang out the month of February scoring his fourth win of the meet overpowering five foes in a 1:50.1 front-pacing mile in the $35,000 Preferred Handicap on Thursday, Feb. 28 at Dover Downs while Rusty's All In returned to the $30,000 Delaware Special with a 1:50 triumph. For the third time this meet leading harness racing reinsman Corey Callahan drove seven winners.
Stolen Car got up in deep stretch to win the $35,000 Preferred/Handicap pace in 1:50.4 while Woodstock Hanover came from far back to win the sub-features on a windy Thursday, Feb. 23 harness racing meeting at Dover Downs.
After a three-weeks respite, Versado returns to the $35,000 Preferred pace to face Dancin Yankee, last week's winner, and returnee Annieswesterncard, in the Thursday, Feb. 21 harness racing feature at Dover Downs. Post time is 4:30 p.m.
Sevruga, after completing his biggest season in 2012, started the New Year with a 1:53.2 harness racing victory in the $23,000 Open trot on Wednesday, Jan. 9 at Dover Downs.
Sevruga, after enjoying his finest harness racing season in 2012, makes his first start of the New Year in the $23,000 Open/Handicap trot, on a trot-filled Wednesday, Jan. 9 at Dover Downs. Post time is 4:30 p.m.
Power Wheel, making his third career start, posted a three-length harness racing victory in the $25,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes-Green Acres Final for two-year-old trotting colts and geldings on Thursday, October 4, 2012 at Freehold Raceway.
Sir Lehigh Z Tam turned in the fastest performance among the 81 New York-bred 2-year-old distaff Standardbreds competing in Friday night's $128,300 State Fair harness racing program at Vernon Downs.
Two year old pacing fillies took center stage at Saratoga Casino and Raceway on Saturday night as the evening's fifteen race harness racing program was chock full of New York Sire Stakes freshmen.
Schoolkids went right to the front to win the $31,000 Preferred/Open pace while Fancyfreeshark came from off the pace to take the $30,000 Delaware Special in the twin-feature harness races on Monday, Jan. 2 at Dover Downs.
The 21st edition of Monticello Raceway's Little Grey Jug, the race for grey and roan colored harness racing pacers, will go to post on Tuesday, September 20th. Favored in the contest, despite having to start from the eight-hole, is Trigger Finger, a Gunthatwonthewest grey gelding who comes into the event off a 1:52.2 victory in the Stan Bergstein Pace at at Plainridge on September 5.
Schoolkids was a convincing harness racing winner of the $35,000 Preferred Handicap win while Astounding Hanover won the $32,500 Delaware Special in 1:50 on a Summer-like Monday, April 11 at Dover Downs. In the $35,000 Preferred Handicap, Pat Berry sent Schoolkids moved to the front at the quarter and never looked back scoring a 1:50.3 victory to lift his seasonal bankroll into three digits.
Wambam Sam draws outside post 7 in the last $35,000 Preferred Handicap pace of the harness racing meet taking on Schoolkids, Riggins and Dina's Gamble in the week's top pace. Roy Orbisong makes his first start of the year and Southwind Lynx returns in the $32,500 Delaware Special on Monday, April 11 co-feature race at Dover Downs.
Whiskey Pete has been a model of consistency since his arrival at the Meadowlands Racetrack last fall. On Saturday night, he bids for his third straight win in the $27,500 preferred pace for four and five-year-old harness racing pacers.
Schoolkids, a recent winner, returns to face five harness racing rivals in the $35,000 Preferred/Handicap pace and Cams Art, last week's winner heads a strong $32,500 Delaware Special on Monday, March 21 at Dover Downs. The undercard features three $18,000 paces. Post time is 4:30 p.m.
The Battle of Saratoga #3 was featured at Saratoga Casino and Raceway on Sunday afternoon (March 13) as trotters that have competed in the $5,000 harness racing claiming ranks went head to head to compete for their share of the $4,500 per division purse and points towards the April $10,000 final.