Plenty of talented older pacers and trotters on display Memorial Day weekend

By |May 28th, 2017|Categories: RacingWire|

Avid thoroughbred racing fans can still recall the ample stellar performances delivered on Memorial Day weekend by legendary runners of years past, but this past weekend also offered numerous talented trotters and pacers a chance to shine in several lucrative stakes at three different ovals. Sunday afternoon at Harrah's Philadelphia, a five-eighths mile oval in Pennsylvania that opened as Chester Downs and is still often referred to simply as "Chester" by fans and horsemen alike, onlookers were treated to a [...]

Future Odds Point to Classic Empire in the Belmont

By |May 28th, 2017|Categories: Races, RacingWire, Thoroughbreds|

Both Always Dreaming and Cloud Computing are on the bench for the 2017 Belmont Stakes. Classic Empire is the big favorite in the futures to win the Test of Champions. Surprisingly, 4 other horses are listed at under double-digit odds to win at Big Sandy on June 10. Let's take a look at Classic Empire as well as the rest of the equines going off at less than double-digits to win the Belmont.   Classic Empire  +200 He [...]

Stakes-Filled Final Week Ahead at Remington Park

By |May 28th, 2017|Categories: Quarter Horse|

  The 2017 Quarter Horse racing season at Remington Park is in its final stretch run with a big week of racing and stakes competition to be contested at the Oklahoma City racetrack. On Monday, May 29, Remington Park will present a special Memorial Day card including four stakes for Oklahoma-breds. The $61,800 FL Lady Bug Stakes at 330 yards; the $61,800 Boyd Morris Memorial Stakes for 3-year-olds and older at 400 yards; the $61,800 Easy Date Stakes for fillies and [...]

Bit Of A Legend N sharp in Molson

By |May 27th, 2017|Categories: RacingWire|

After enjoying only moderate success and finishing fourth in the George Morton Levy series final last month as the dominant, defending champion of that event, Bit Of A Legend N regained his winning ways in sharp fashion on Friday night in the $150,000 Molson Pace at Western Fair Raceway in Canada. Sent out as the solid 4-5 favorite from the rail, Bit Of A Legend N (Jordan Stratton) left to secure good early position behind Evenin of Pleasure, quarter moved [...]

Semi-Finals bestbet Puppy Stakes

By |May 26th, 2017|Categories: Betting Tips, Greyhound, RacingWire|Tags: , |

Time for the top 24 greyhounds in the 2017 bestbet Puppy Stakes to compete once again here in the semi-finals for a chance to move on to the big show on Saturday evening June 3rd at bestbet Jacksonville. That’s the good news, the bad news is that there are only 6 spots left up for grabs in the finals. By winning the first three rounds in a row, Ww Next Bigthing and Ln Michaels have almost guaranteed themselves a spot [...]

Aged Pacers Head North of the Border

By |May 25th, 2017|Categories: RacingWire|Tags: , |

Those who follow standardbred racing in Canada are accustomed to seeing the best trotters and pacers compete in lucrative stakes at Mohawk and Woodbine. But tomorrow night the oft-overshadowed Western Fair Raceway will take center stage when it hosts the $100,000 Molson Pace for older pacers. The Molson caps a solid, 12-race card at Western Fair that includes a bevy of events for older pacers. Serious standardbred fans will recognize most of the entrants for the Molson, several of which [...]

Quarter Horse Trainer Leon Bard Having a Banner Year

By |May 25th, 2017|Categories: Quarter Horse|Tags: |

Texas horseman Leon Bard has been training horses, both Thoroughbreds and Trainer Leon Bard trains one of the top 2-year-olds in the country Quarter Horses since 1981.  While the majority of his success has come in Texas, he won the 1987 Kindergarten Futurity at Los Alamitos with Runaway Winner and the 2002 Ruidoso Futurity with Zip First. He might just be sitting on his best year ever. Bard conditions the undefeated This Is An Eagle, a 2-year-old son [...]

Contest Newsletter 5/26/2017

By |May 25th, 2017|Categories: RacingWire|Tags: |

CHURCHILL DOWNS SATURDAY CONTESTS HIGH STAKES + HANDCUFF This weekend Churchill Downs will highlight the Saturday afternoon Contest Lobby. $750 HANDCUFF - This contest is limited to 24 entries and has a $35 entry fee.  First place receives $350! $1,000 HIGH STAKES - Limited to only 9 players in single entry, live-play style. The entry fee is $125 and the top prize is $750! LEARN MORE about this weekend’s featured contests. $2,000 MEADOWLANDS SATURDAY GAME PLUS $1,000 FRIDAY HIGH STAKES [...]