Avis Rent-A-Car was famous for 'trying harder,' and it seems as if Nina Simmonds and Our Horse Cents Stables' Golden Receiver, who finished second to Foiled Again in the 2012 Dan Patch Awards divisional voting, has taken to that philosophy.
Golden Receiver won his second consecutive Presidential series title at the Meadowlands Racetrack, grabbing this year's $103,500 harness racing final in a 1:49.3 clocking on Saturday night (Jan. 26).
Australian-born harness trainer Peter Tritton sends out a pair of down under imports in his quest to upset the mighty Golden Receiver in Saturday's $103,500 Presidential Final at the Meadowlands.
Golden Receiver won last year's Presidential series final at Meadowlands Racetrack, launching a career-best campaign for the pacer. Harness racing trainer Mark Harder thinks history could repeat itself in 2013.
On a cold and blustery night in East Rutherford, the wagering was hot and heavy. The Friday night all sources handle of $2,963,279 was the highest handle for a Friday harness racing card since closing night of the 2010 Championship meet.
David Drew grew up around horses on a farm, and he spent a lifetime racing standardbreds on the side, while working full-time at General Motors in Canada. Finally, ten years into retirement, Drew is realizing a dream to not only race at the Meadowlands Racetrack, but to do it at harness racing's top level, and with a homebred.
Harness racing trainer Peter Tritton thinks Malak Uswaad N is the best horse he's ever trained. He hopes the 5-year-old pacer, or one of his stablemates, can take him places he's never been.
The Presidential traditionally is the first major Free For All Stake of the harness racing season. Last year it was captured by Golden Receiver, who would go on to a near $1 Million campaign.
Golden Receiver led the field at every call and gamely hung on by a neck to capture the $110,500 Presidential final on a blustery harness racing Saturday night at the Meadowlands Racetrack.
Golden Receiver stamped himself the one to beat in next week's $110,500 Presidential final with another gate-to-wire score in the second leg of the harness racing series Saturday night at the Meadowlands Racetrack.
Meadowlands Racetrack will be open for live harness racing and simulcasting on Saturday, January 21.
Golden Receiver and River Shark, the opening-round winners in the Presidential Series, will meet in the second of two harness racing divisions in the second leg of the series this Saturday night (Jan. 21) at Meadowlands Racetrack.
The $40,000 opening round of the Presidential Series was a harness racing thriller Saturday night at the Meadowlands as both Golden Receiver and River Shark paced sub-1:49 miles.
When harness racing trainer Johnny Yoder bought Tuneariffic last summer, he had no idea they would be racing in Saturday's (Jan. 14) opening round of the Presidential Series at Meadowlands Racetrack. First, it might have been wishful thinking to imagine an unknown $2,200 purchase going up against the winter's top older pacers.
Two new series and a reduction in nominating fees to several high profile harness racing events highlight Meadowlands Racetrack's 2012 winter late closing program.
St Elmo Hero made it 23 wins in a row and Tim Tetrick became the youngest harness racing driver to reach 6,000 career wins on a busy night of action Saturday (Jan. 29) at Meadowlands Racetrack.