About Ted Black

Born and raised in Prince George’s County, MD, Ted first began covering racing in 1987 on a freelance basis for the Bowie Blade-News, the Prince George’s Journal and the Prince George’s Sentinel. He has been a member of the National Turf Writers Association since 1995.

Yonkers and Meadowlands hosts solid Saturday night cards

While much of the northeast and Mid-Atlantic region was spared the premature winter storm that made its presence known throughout the midwest before trekking east, Yonkers and the Meadowlands both hosted solid programs that were filled with overnight races. In one of the earlier races on the Saturday evening at Yonkers, Quick Asa Trick N (Jason Bartlett) overcame a first over trip down the backside and through the far turn and wore down even-money choice Run Oneover N (George Brennan) [...]

By |December 8th, 2018|Categories: RacingWire|

Dover Downs offers another solid Thursday card

One week after it hosted the last major stakes race for three-year-iold colt pacers on the calendar, Dover Downs offered a solid card filled with over night races and presented while many local racegoers were watching with a heavy heart. Longtime Dover Downs publicist and Hall of Famer Marv Bachrad passed away at the age of 82 last weekend and many horsemen and onlookers must have sensed that the genuine professional was still watching the card from the press box [...]

By |December 6th, 2018|Categories: SportsWire|

Rosecroft Raceway hosts third annual Potomac Pace

Amid balmy, misty conditions on Sunday evening, Rosecroft Raceway hosted the third edition of the $100,000 Potomac Pace on a stellar card that also included a $25,000 Maryland Invitational and a special invite featuring Foiled Again as part of his farewell tour. Sunday's feature was the $100,000 Potomac Pace for free-for-all pacers and the event, while not attracting division leader and harness racing horse of the year front-runner McWicked, the Potomac did attract a solid group. Filibuster Hanover (Matt Kakaley) [...]

By |December 2nd, 2018|Categories: RacingWire|

Rosecroft set to host solid Sunday card

Tomorrow evening while many sports enthusiasts are still watching the action from across the National Football League, harness racing fans will turn their attention to Rosecroft Raceway as the Maryland five-eighths mile oval hosts the $100,000 Potomac Pace for free-for-all pacers, the highlight of a 13-race program set to get under way at 4:40. Sunday's feature is the third renewal of the $100,000 Potomac Pace and the event attracted a solid field of eight pacers, but did not draw division [...]

By |December 1st, 2018|Categories: RacingWire|

Dover Downs offers lucrative Thursday card; field set for Sunday program at Rosecroft

Thursday evening Dover Downs offered a lucrative card that featured the last major open stakes race of the schedule for three-year-old colt pacers in addition to four finals for Delaware-bred two-year-olds of both gaits and genders. That afternoon the post positions were also drawn for the $100,000 Potomac Pace final at Rosecroft on Sunday as well as an older invitational featuring Foiled Again. In one of the latter races on the Dover Downs card on Thursday, This Is The Plan [...]

By |November 29th, 2018|Categories: RacingWire|

Dover Downs set to host solid Thursday card

One week after the Thanksgiving Day holiday weekend and the coinciding 'Black Friday' mad dash to the mall for early Christmas shoppers, Dover Downs will offer a solid card on Thursday evening as good blend of talented invaders and local trainees battle in a handful of lucrative stakes. Thursday's feature in the $260,000 Hap Hansen Progress Pace final for three-year-old pacing colts, an event that could still impact the final Hambletonian Society Top 10 poll next week and the year-end [...]

By |November 27th, 2018|Categories: RacingWire|

Rosecroft and Pompano host solid Sunday cards

One week before the Maryland oval will host the third edition of the $100,000 Potomac Pace for older pacers, Rosecroft Raceway offered a solid Sunday evening program and Pompano Park contributed to the five-eighths mile features with a trio of stakes early and a pair of Open events late. In the opening race on the Sunday card at Rosecroft, All The Cookies (Tyler Davis) tuned up for a likely berth in the $25,000 Maryland Open by capturing the non-winners of [...]

By |November 25th, 2018|Categories: RacingWire|

Meadowlands, Yonkers offer solid Saturday night cards

A series of steady rains may have left the racing surfaces at both the Meadowlands and Yonkers Raceway sloppy, but they could not dampen the enthusiasm surrounding both cards. In one of the early races on the Meadowlands program, Emoticon Hanover (Daniel Dube) lived up to her role as the 4-5 favorite in the $175,000 TVG Open Mare trot when she gained command early, strolled through the middle stages of the event and then outlasted the late bid of Hannelore [...]

By |November 24th, 2018|Categories: RacingWire|

Quality racing during week of Thanksgiving

While many Americans will be on the highways on Wednesday afternoon and evening heading toward their Thanksgiving Day destinations, serious racing fans of both breeds will keep a close eye on the action that evening at Penn National and Dover Downs. Wednesday's card at Penn National begins with an intriguing maiden special weight event for two-year-old colts and geldings that could offer a nice start to the weekend. Press Virginia, a West Virginia-bred son of Blame who fetched $55,000 at [...]

By |November 19th, 2018|Categories: RacingWire|

Harrah’s, Rosecroft and Pompano offer Sunday cards

While many sports enthusiasts were keen on watching the National Football League games throughout the day, many harness racing fans focused their attention on the trio of five-eighths mile oval that offered ample action for roughly 10 hours. In the afternoon at Harrah's Philadelphia, still commonly referred to as Chester by many harness racing fans, Late Mail N (Eric Carlson) forged a 9-1 upset in non-winners of $7,000 last five starts class by rallying from midpack to score in 1:51.4. [...]

By |November 18th, 2018|Categories: SportsWire|