Cracklin Rosie last to first at Meadows

Last by eight lengths at the half, Cracklin Rosie followed a line of cover to the final turn, then roared wide through the lane to capture Tuesday’s $ 20,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. Cracklin Rosie was third in a cover flow that seemed excessive. But when Jim Pantalea… The post […]

Jericho goes last to first at Plainridge

Wisely avoiding an early front-end fracas, Jericho brushed late in a slick steer by his owner to win the $ 13,000 “Old North Church” trotting feature at Plainridge Park on Tuesday afternoon. Shorething Fashion (Nick Graffam) got off the gate the best, flying to the top before the first turn. But T… The post Jericho […]

International last big race for Up And Quick

The sun inched toward the horizon in the western Paris skies around 4:30 p.m. Jan. 25, 2015, casting a soft golden glow over Hippodrome de Vincennes. The crystal horse trophy Philippe Delon cradled in his arms captured the rays and it too gleamed in a golden hue as Delon raised it over his head. Fro… […]

Last prelims for Ill. Night of Champions held

With just over one week to Night of Champions at Hawthorne, the final legs of each series are taking place this weekend. On Friday night, eight of the 13 races on the card had Night of Champions implications. The card kicked off with a field of eight pacers in the first of two divisions of […]

Last KYSS 2YO legs set for Red Mile

The third and final Kentucky Sires Stakes (KYSS) preliminaries for 2-year-old trotters is set for Thursday night, Sept. 6, at The Red Mile, with the last KYSS leg for 2-year-old pacers scheduled for Saturday night, Sept. 8. Post time each night is 7 p.m. The $ 30,000 races give the freshmen set a … The […]

Last call for Lexington Selected Mixed Sale

It’s the final call for entries for the new Lexington Selected Mixed Sale, as the main catalog is set to close on Tuesday, Sept. 4. Those wanting to enter horses should contact sale co-managers David Reid at (914) 773-7777 or Randy Manges at (859) 255-8431. The new sale comes at the conclusion… The post Last […]

Thinkbig Dreambig wins Milstein; Lather Up last

Jordan Stratton traveled to Northfield Park on Saturday (August 11) full of confidence to drive Thinkbig Dreambig in the $ 400,000 Carl Milstein Memorial. He had been prepared by Hall of Fame trainer Jimmy Takter, his mount’s conditioner, that the horse was ready for a big effort. Also, he had been… The post Thinkbig Dreambig […]

Bit Of A Legend N last to first at Yonkers

“Everywhere I drive people say to me, ‘This is my favorite horse.’ ” Such was Jordan Stratton’s post-race assessment after slight choice Bit Of A Legend N ($ 7) went last-to-first Saturday night, winning Yonkers Raceway’s featured $ 44,00 Open Handicap Pace. Unsurprisingly away last fro… The post Bit Of A Legend N last to […]

First Call gets last call at Vernon Downs

First Call (Homer Hochstetler) easily won the $ 5,500 Vernon Downs featured trot on Thursday. Its Chocolate Time (Jimmy Whittemore) went to the lead and led to a first quarter in :28.1. First Call ($ 6.20), who is trained by Hochstetler for owners Robert Buddig, Allen Schwartz, and Connie Hochstetl… The post First Call gets […]

Whatitdo Babyboo goes last to first in Running Aces Mares Open

The Tuesday evening (July 24) program at Running Aces featured the $ 13,000 Mares Open Handicap Pace and a very nice field of eight distaffers lined up to battle for weekly top honors. USTA Newsroom – Newsroom

Maidens debut in last night before Iowa Sire Stakes

Inexperience was the name of the game at Oskaloosa on Saturday (June 23) with 47 of the 67 starters trying to break their maidens, many seeing the starting gate for the first time. USTA Newsroom – Newsroom

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