Maryland-breds perform well at home and away

Last weekend offered standardbred racing fans a chance to see many of the sport's top trotters and pacers compete on a stellar card at Yonkers Raceway that also included eight New York Sire Stakes finals. One of those events was won by a Maryland-bred and several other horses bred in the Free State did well that afternoon and others looked solid at Rosecroft Raceway that evening and again on Sunday evening. In fact, in the opening race on the Saturday [...]

By |October 16th, 2017|Categories: RacingWire|

Maryland-bred and sired pacers and trotters on display this weekend

Saturday afternoon at Yonkers Raceway the spotlight will be on the older trotters in the Grade I, $1 million Yonkers International Trot and a pair of $250,000 Invitational events at the New York half-mile oval, but the eight $225,000 New York Sire Stakes finals will offer several Maryland-bred pacers and trotters the chance to shine. That evening and then on Sunday evening, Rosecroft Raceway will host the second round of Maryland Sire Stakes eliminations for two-year-olds of both gaits and [...]

By |October 13th, 2017|Categories: RacingWire|

Aerolithe a Dominating Favorite in Shuka Sho

There’s 18 horses to choose from in the final leg of Japan’s filly Triple Crown, the $1.6 million Shuka Sho, but there’s likely to be a dominating favorite. Aerolithe (Kurofune) is set to be at short odds for the 2,000-meter (about 1 ¼ miles) classic at Kyoto. She finished fifth in the Oka Sho (G1, Japanese 1,000 Guineas) in April, but has since beaten the colts and geldings in the NHK Mile Cup (G1) despite being four wide for most [...]

Yonkers and Charles Town reverse roles on Saturday

While thoroughbred racing fans are accustomed to seeing the top runners compete during the afternoons and standardbred racing enthusiasts are used to seeing the best trotters and pacers compete at night under the lights, Yonkers Raceway and Charles Town will reverse those typical roles on Saturday. On Saturday afternoon, Yonkers Raceway will host a lucrative, stellar card that features the Grade I, $1 million Yonkers International Trot along with a pair of $250,000 Invitational events, one each for trotters and [...]

By |October 12th, 2017|Categories: RacingWire|

European trio take on Quidura in E P Taylor Stakes

The Canadian International (G1) is the highlight of racing at Woodbine Oct. 15, but there is a strong undercard with plenty of good horses. Three horses have made their way from Europe for the 1 ¼-mile E P Taylor Stakes (G1) for fillies and mares, headed by the 5-2 morning-line favorite Nezwaah. The Roger Varian-trained filly finished seventh in this race last year, but has since won the Pretty Polly Stakes (G1) in Ireland and finished fourth to Enable in [...]

Return to Sprint Could See Paula Take Charge

A return to a sprint distance could be enough to get Take Charge Paula her first graded success in the six-furlong Matron Stakes (G3) at Belmont Park Oct. 15. Take Charge Paula (Take Charge Indy) won her first start, at Monmouth Park over five furlongs, by 4 ¼ lengths, leading all the way. She then went into the 5 ½-furlong White Clay Creek Stakes at Delaware Park, where she had plenty in hand after taking part in a speed duel [...]

Melbourne Cup carnival hots up at Caulfield

The Melbourne Cup carnival hots up this weekend with Caulfield Stakes (G1) day Oct. 14 at Caulfield racetrack, including three races that will be important guides to the big races to come. The 1-1/4 mile Caulfield Stakes (G1), run at weight for-age conditions, is often a good guide to the Cox Plate (G1) over the same distance at Moonee Valley. But with Winx likely to scare off most of the top horses in the Cox Plate, it may not be [...]