Dover Downs and Charles Town Feature Veterans on Thursday

While there is often little in common between the Thursday cards at Dover Downs, a harness racing oval in Delaware and Charles Town, a thoroughbred track in West Virginia, other than the purses elevated by slot machines on site at those venues, the two ovals will share some common ground tomorrow. The early portion of the Dover Downs card on Thursday will highlight several talented younger pacers looking to make the climb into the Open ranks later this year or [...]

Good Blend of Young and Old at Two Five-eighths Mile Ovals

Monday evening's standardbred card at Dover Downs offered onlookers a good blend of superb efforts from older and younger pacers alike, while last Saturday morning's nine initial qualifiers at Rosecroft Raceway perhaps gave a glimpse into which trotters and pacers should perform well at the upcoming meet. Monday evening at Dover Downs, Nine Ways (Montrell Teague) won a lifetime conditioned event for younger pacers early on the card in 1:53 for "Team Teague", but later a trio of older pacers [...]

Three Older Pacers Impress on Saturday Night

On a day in which temperatures soared into the upper 60's at many racing venues throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region and Northeast, a trio of pacers appeared to thrive in the warmth at their respective ovals. Midway through the Saturday night card at Yonkers Raceway in New York, Provocativeprince N (Jordan Stratton) notched his second straight win to start the campaign and his third tally in four local outings when he overcame a first over trip and wore down pacesetter Vegas [...]

Several Older Pacers Set to Make Their Seasonal Debuts on Saturday

While the Laurel Park Winter Carnival will take center stage among many thoroughbred racing enthusiasts during the afternoon when the track hosts a pair of lucrative, graded sprints and four other stakes on the card, standardbred fans will want to keep close tabs on several horses making their 2017 debuts on Saturday night at The Meadowlands and Yonkers Raceway. Highlighting the Saturday feature at the Big M is the return of Rockeyed Optimist, a talented Steve Elliott trainee who won [...]

Dover Downs Worth Watching Early and Often on Wednesday

While Tuesday's card at Dover Downs was, fittingly, all about the ladies on Valentine's Day, the Wednesday focus is on trotters, both in the morning qualifiers and then later in the parimutuel program. Wednesday morning's qualifiers will see a number of talented horses prep for their 2017 debuts. In the first qualifier, pacing mares Feelingmightygood and Purrfect Bags will look to tune up for the season, while one race later talented aged trotters Wind Of The North and Market Share [...]

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Tritton Trainees Could Have Another Banner Year

Last spring Bit Of A Legend N catapulted trainer Peter Tritton into the limelight by winning all five legs and then the $600,000 final of the George Morton Levy Memorial Series for ages pacers and this season the conditioner could head into the upcoming Levy with a genuine one-two punch thanks to another talented pacer from down under. Last Friday evening at Yonkers Raceway in New York, Provocativeprince N (Stratton) prevailed in his seasonal debut in 1:52.3 despite a long, [...]

Three-year-olds Embark on Derby Trail

In the span of roughly two hours late Saturday afternoon, thoroughbred racing fans witnessed a trio of early Kentucky Derby prep races and two of the winners traveled along a similar path. Oddly enough, chronologically speaking, the first of the three Derby preps was actually held in California when Santa Anita hosted the annual Grade III Robert Lewis Memorial. Rail bound Royal Mo broke alertly to gain command soon after the break and led throughout and edged clear late to [...]

Maryland-bred Honors Up for Grabs

On Monday night, nearly 10 days after the Eclipse Awards were announced to honor Thoroughbred racing's best horses for 2016, ballots to determine the Maryland-bred division champions and horse of the year were due back to the Maryland Horse Breeders Association in Timonium. In years past the title of Maryland-bred horse of the year carried an immense amount of weight, especially in years when the state produced 2,500-3,000 foals and several of them were in line for Eclipse Awards and [...]

Yonkers and Meadowlands Offer Saturday Night Cards

Not long after the dust settles at Gulfstream Park following the inaugural running of the Grade I, $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational, standardbred racing fans will focus their attention on the Saturday evening cards at Yonkers Raceway and The Meadowlands. Right at the midway point of the Yonkers card on Saturday night, onlookers will be treated to a stellar clash when eight older pacers battle in the $45,000 Open Handicap. Not all of the post positions were actually assigned, [...]

Gulfstream Park Hosts Inaugural Pegasus World Cup Invitational

On Saturday afternoon all eyes in the thoroughbred racing world will focus their attention on Gulfstream Park in sunny, southern Florida when the Hallandale oval hosts the inaugural edition of the Grade I, $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational for older male runners at one-mile and one-eighth over the main dirt track. Saturday's premiere edition of the Pegasus World Cup will immediately vault the race into the richest in the sport's history, just edging out the $10 million pot of [...]