It's Horseplayer Thursday and we're talking harness with Garnet Barnsdale joining us. We discuss some harness handicapping theories, the WEG circuit, and more! Jason opens the show discussing the two divisions of the Rebel Stakes coming up on Saturday at Oaklawn.
Whether you’re interested in the Breeders’ Cup, the Kentucky Derby, the 2019 European classics, or all of these combined, you absolutely won’t want to miss Saturday’s Juddmonte Royal Lodge Stakes (Eng-II) at Newmarket in England. Won in the last decade by such talented horses as Frankel, Roaring Lion, Joshua Tree, and Daddy Long Legs, the one-mile Royal Lodge offers abundant options for the winner. In addition to being a logical stepping stone toward Europe’s major prizes in 2019, the race [...]
Serious and novice harness racing fans might have just been able to take a deep breath following the action at Mohawk Raceway in Canada on Saturday night, but now they will have to dive deep into this Saturday's competitive, stakes-filled card at Pocono Downs Raceway in Pennsylvania. Only one week after many of the best pacers and trotters of both genders and varying age groups competed at Mohawk in a bevy of lucrative stakes finals, Pocono Downs will host eliminations [...]
Less than an hour after Tapwrit edged Irish War Cry to capture the 149th edition of the Belmont Stakes on a stellar card at Belmont Park, Mohawk Racetrack in Canada hosted numerous elimination divisions of various stakes with berths for spots in lucrative stakes next weekend. In the second race on the card, the first elimination of the Roses Are Red for pacing fillies and mares, Frost Damage Blues (Jim Macdonald) benefited from a second over trip and outlasted the [...]
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 [...]
Saturday evening's lucrative card at Mohawk Raceway in Toronto, Canada, gave onlookers an early indication of which horses could emerge among the three-year-old divisions for both trotters and pacers. Early on the Saturday card, Hannelore Hanover (Yannick Gingras) uncorked a sensational mile to lead throughout and capture the $26,000 Armbro Flight Stakes final for three-year-old filly trotters in 1:51. Trained by Ron Burke, Hannelore Hanover had feasted on foes at Hoosier Park before her venture to Mohawk, but Saturday night [...]
While thoroughbred racing fans will be eagerly watching the Belmont Stakes and lucrative supporting undercard on Saturday afternoon, harness racing enthusiasts will not venture far from the track on Saturday night thanks to a stellar program at Mohawk Raceway in Canada that evening. Saturday afternoon's Grade I, $1.5 millon Belmont Stakes may seem anticlimactic now since Exaggerator foiled Nyquist's bid for a Triple Crown in the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico three weeks ago, but the demanding, one-mile and one-half classic [...]