Day At The Track
Search Results
65 to 80 of 194

A major upset occurred in the Criterium des 4 Ans today at Paris-Vincennes today, as 16/1 Voltigeur de Myrt (4m Opus Viervil-Myrtille des Bois-Tenor de Baune) won this Gr. I 240,000 euro event contested over 2850 meters.

Owen CR with harness racing driver Pietro Gubellini in the sulky easily won the featured Prix Giorgio Jegher today at Trieste.

Harness racing's largest standarbred nursery Winbak Farm was founded in 1991 by Joe and JoAnn Thomson. The farm was originally Winfield Farms, home of the legendary Thoroughbred, Northern Dancer. The name Winbak is derived from the 'Win' in Winfield and B A K for each of Joe and JoAnn's children (Bradley, Ashlee and Kimberly).

New York harness racing trainer Mark Ford is determined to improve on a year which he termed average - despite grossing more than $4.3 million in 2012. 'We had just an average year. There were lots of nagging little problems and sickness that cost us a lot of aggravation, but we were still fortunate to win the amount of money we did, so I guess it could have been a lot worse,' Ford told Harnesslink.

Tac's Delight made his local harness racing debut a winning one in Friday night's Open trot at Saratoga Casino and Raceway.

Overlooked at 15-1 after winning at Yonkers from post 8 last week, Gurf stormed from last to first in the stretch to win the $23,000 Open/Handicap trot at Dover Downs on Tuesday, Dec. 4. With harness racing driver Allan Davis at the controls, Gurf sat seventh as the field began to bunch as Magic Wheel (Brad Hanners) led from the start, that when the entire field came at the leader. After Gurf sail past to win in 1:54.3.

Daniel Poliseno's Man About Town ($11.40, Tony Morgan) was a repeat harness racing winner in the $22,000 Open Trot at Harrington Raceway in 1:56 Wednesday.

Daniel Poliseno's Man About Town ($11.80, Tony Morgan) scored a mild upset in the $20,000 Open Trot at Harrington Raceway in 1:55.2. Trained by Tony Poliseno, the 9-year-old gelding was the recipient of a pocket trip behind harness racing favorite Allmar Surprise throughout fractions of 28, 57.1 and 1:26.2.

Only one Hall of Fame trainer in harness racing history has conditioned three Hambletonian winners using the same Hall of Fame driver, in the same decade, at the same racetrack.

For the 10 Standardbred riders going postward between the fourth and fifth races on Saturday, August 4 at the Meadowlands Racetrack, the 25,000-plus harness racing fans expected on Hambletonian Day may be the largest crowd to ever witness a racing under saddle event in North America. The race also boasts a number of other 'firsts' in Standardbred racing.

In this industry, milestones are achieved from the bottom up. That's certainly the case for Mark Ford, the conditioner who has just achieved the 3,000 win plateau as well as $50 million in harness racing career earnings. While most folks see Mark Ford as one of the most successful trainers in our business, early in the 1990s Mark's perch was a dorm room in "Upper I" of the Yonkers barn area.

The day long tropical rain in South Florida which stopped just before post time didn't dampen the spirit of the three year old fillies on both gaits as the Sunshine State Stakes kicked off on Wednesday, June 20, at Florida's harness racing headquarters - The Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park.

From humble beginnings with many of the foundation races in her harness racing career tracing to Ontario's Rideau-Carleton Raceway, Ornellaia Dream is now the prime force to be reckoned with in the top trotting class at The Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park.

Grain Of Truth, with harness racing driver Phil Fluet in the sulky, captured Friday's featured Open Trot with a purse of $18,500. Owned by Charles & Giorgan Iannazzo of Tappan, N.Y. and trained by Ray Schnittker, the 11 year old Gelding by Self Possessed turned in a winning time of 1:57.2.

It's tough to be positive about racing in Ontario these days. But like harness racing horsemen everywhere, Kent Baker is just trying to get on with it while there are still good purses to be had. Baker has a secret weapon in his barn, of course: the evergreen Armbro Chronicle (Self Possessed - Pat Honey), who at the age of 10 seems just as full of desire to race as he did when he was a youngster in serious stakes company.

Friday night's harness racing feature at Saratoga Casino and Raceway was the $17,500 open trot. It was the first trotting open of the year and it was won by a horse who has won so many opens throughout the northeast in the last decade.

65 to 80 of 194