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, Charles Town host stakes-filled Saturday cards

Horse racing fans are accustomed to seeing thoroughbreds compete during the day and standardbreds race at night,but tomorrow the roles will be reversed at several ovals as Yonkers Raceway hosts a lucrative day time program and Charles Town will host its annual West Virginia Breeders Classics. Yonkers Raceway fans are accustomed to seeing the sport's best trotters and pacers compete at night, but tomorroe afternoon the New York half-mile oval will host the $1 million International for older trotters, the [...]

By |October 11th, 2019|Categories: RacingWire|

Sunday harness action both day and night

While fans of the National Football League were focused on a bevy of games from both coasts, harness racing enthusiasts had ample action day and night at Lexington's Red Mile during the afternoon and then later that evening at Rosecroft Raceway. Sunday afternoon The Red Mile offered a glimpse of the sport's best trotters and pacers in a superb, compact card that provided a bevy of memorable performances. There was a good blend of success favorites and upsets on the [...]

By |October 6th, 2019|Categories: RacingWire|

Rosecroft hosts four Maryland Sire Stakes finals

While fans of the National Football League were recovering from a full day of action on Sunday, Rosecroft Raceway hosted a quartet of $70,000 Maryland Sire Stakes finals for two-year-olds of both gaits and genders amid ideal conditions on the early fall evening. In the second of the two early, non-betting events for Maryland Sire Stakes finals, Yall Beneath Me (Russell Foster) continued to impress local owners, trainers and spectators when he easily overcame post nine to brush to command [...]

By |September 29th, 2019|Categories: RacingWire|

Attention focuses on future Maryland Sired star

Among the bevy of Maryland Sire Stakes eliminations and overnight races that followed on Sunday evening at Rosecroft Raceway, clearly the most impressive performance among the 21 winners that day was delivered by a freshman trotting colt who is among the sport's genuine budding stars. In the penultimate early, non-betting event on Sunday at Rosecroft, Yall Beneath Me (Russell Foster) absolutely cruised to a 12-length victory in the second round of Maryland Sire Stakes eliminations for two0-year-old trotting colts and [...]

By |September 23rd, 2019|Categories: RacingWire|

Harrington hosts Bobby Quillen Memorial

On a night when muggy conditions enveloped the Mid-Atlantic Region, Harrington Raceway offered its signature race on one of its more lucrative cards of the season when it presented the $150,000 Bobby Quillen Memorial for older pacers in addition to numerous Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund eliminations for juveniles. Just past the midway point of the card in the $150,000 Quillen, American Hisory (Joe Bongiorno) overcame an extended third over journey and launched a bold move down the backside to join [...]

By |September 16th, 2019|Categories: RacingWire|

Bobby Quillen Memorial highlights Monday card at Harrington

While many harness racing fans in the Mid-Atlantic Region have relatively few chances to see many of the sport's best older pacers compete first-hand, those local fans will be eagerly awaiting this Monday's $150,000 Bobby Quillen Memorial at Harrington Raceway. Although several of the sport's top stars, including Delaware-based Shartin N and Lather Up, are not heading to the Quillen, the race attracted a solid group of eight older pacers from numerous racing jurisdictions. In fact, it seems highly unlikely [...]

By |September 14th, 2019|Categories: RacingWire|

Older pacers take center stage on Saturday night

With the National Football League kicking off a full slate of games for Week One on Sunday afternoon and into the evening, harness racing enthusiasts were keen on watching a pair of tracks that highlighted a bevy of talented older pacers, several of which will be heading to Harrington Raceway next Monday, September 16 for the $150,000 Bobby Quillen Memorial. Saturday evening's feature at Scioto Downs, a five-eighths mile oval in Ohio, was the latest renewal of the $440,000 Jim [...]

By |September 7th, 2019|Categories: RacingWire|

Half-mile ovals take center stage on Labor Day

On the day that marked the unofficial end of summer, a pair of half-mile harness ovals in relative close proximity to one another and several prominent beaches presented competitive cards highlighting overnight races for older horses. Labor Day Monday marked the end of the Ocean Downs summer meet and the Maryland half-mile oval five miles west of Ocean City presented a solid card filled with aged pacers of both genders who will soon be headed back across the Chesapeake Bay [...]

By |September 2nd, 2019|Categories: RacingWire|

Yonkers and Mohawk offer stellar cards on Labor Day weekend

While many Americans were headed to the beaches for the final, unofficial weekend of summer to savor Labor Day, harness racing enthusiasts turned their attention to a pair of ovals on Saturday night that offered several lucrative stakes on the last day of August. At Yonkers Raceway in New York, the famed half-mile oval hosted a quartet of lucrative stakes in addition to several quality overnight races for older pacers. Just prior to the midway portion of the card at [...]

By |August 31st, 2019|Categories: RacingWire|

Ocean Downs offers quartet of stakes

With the nearby tourist season winding to a close as the unofficial end of summer, Labor Day Monday, fast approaches, Ocean Downs, a half-mile harness racing over five miles west of Ocean City, is putting the finishing touches on its meet with a quartet of Maryland Sire Stakes finals. On Wednesday evening Ocean Downs hosted a pair of $70,000 Maryland Sire Stakes finals for two-year-olds, but most of the attention was focused on a genuinely precocious freshman trotter who is [...]

By |August 28th, 2019|Categories: RacingWire|