Karl aims to make more noise in KYSS final

Hightstown, NJ — If actions speak louder than words, Karl’s performances to begin his career virtually shout. The 2-year-old male trotter has won all three of his races, by a total of 15-1/4 lengths, and his 1:52.1 triumph last month at Lexington’s Red Mile is the fastest of the season for freshman trotters. On Sunday, Karl

Karl’s Sister Sells For Six Figures

Avacakes, a half sister to the fastest two-year-old trotter of 2023, fetched a six-figure sale price on Monday afternoon (Sept. 11). Avacakes brought a winning bid of $140,000 selling online via Sold by Steve Finkelstein’s Jesmeral Stable of New York, the four-year-old Father Patrick-Avalicious mare was purchased by Doug Paul of Delaware. Read more 

Huntingforchrome sets new mark in NYSS at Tioga

Tioga Downs hosted two divisions of the New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) for 2-year-old pacing colts & geldings on Saturday (Sept. 2). Vandiemen Bluechip (Jason Bartlett) captured the $51,500 first division. Darius (Mark MacDonald) went to the front and led to the quarter in :27. He slowed things down with a :30 quarter to be

Chapercraz destroys Buffalo Raceway record

Hopefully Buffalo Raceway officials have fast drying ink for the record book. After Deswanslittlelorie set the all-aged trotting record at Buffalo Raceway this past Saturday night with a 1:55.3 time, Wild Bill Kelso came to town on Wednesday afternoon (July 19) and tied that mark with a length victory in a New York Sire Stakes

Second Generation of Crawfords Succeeding in Short Period of Time

Come spring, this scribe’s thoughts tend to focus on yearlings, likely in part because beginning each spring I spent decades traveling to various parts of North America to evaluate those yearlings that had been consigned to Harrisburg. It was a chore that took a lot of time, a lot of hours and close to 20,000

The sweet farewell

Awash in soothing Lexington autumn sunshine, the incomparable Atlanta was greeting well-wishers Tuesday morning on the backside of the Crawford Farms shedrow at Fasig-Tipton with the air of class befitting a Hambletonian-winning queen. The look in her eye suggested the intense gameness that was the hallmark of a career that has earned over $3.4 million

Beach Cowgirl smashes stakes record in PASS action at The Meadows

Washington, PA — First-time starter Beach Cowgirl powered to the point with a first-over move and kept rolling, scoring in a stake-record 1:51 in Friday’s (July 9) $165,755 Pennsylvania Sire Stake at Hollywood Casino at The Meadows. Proud Mary and My Little Captain captured the other divisions in the event, known as the Sand Tart, for

Joviality S and Valentina Blu lead NYSS trotters into Vernon

Vernon Downs will host two divisions of the New York Sire Stakes for sophomore trotting fillies on Memorial Day Monday (May 30). Valentina Blu (Andrew McCarthy) is the 2-1 morning line favorite in the $60,300 first division. The Chapter Seven filly surged late to capture her first start of the 2022 season in a leg of the

Michelle Crawford talks to U.S. Trotting Assn.

Listen as @wire2wirewendy chats with Michelle Crawford of @CrawfordFarmsUS about their big day at @RedMileHarness! #harnessracing — U.S. Trotting Assn. (@USTrotting) October 10, 2021