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

Ahundreddollarbill trots fastest mile ever at Monticello Raceway

Usually when track records are broken, they are shaved by a mere 1/5 second or so, but on Wednesday (Aug 11) Ahundreddollarbill trotted the fastest mile ever in the 63-year history of Monticello Raceway, smashing the existing record by one second and a 1/5, and taking the lone division of NYSS, worth $112,000, in 1:54.1.

Alagna-McCarthy team for four winners at Gaitway

The final round of Gaitway Farm’s qualifiers for 2-year-olds was held Monday, and trainer Tony Alagna teamed with driver Andy McCarthy to win four of the nine events for the rookies. Among Alagna’s winners were female trotter Pink Coco Chanel, a three-quarter-sister to millionaire world-record-holder Homicide Hunter, and female pacer Hamptons Babe, a daughter of

Atlanta returns a winner

Atlanta made her return to the races a successful one by winning the $40,000 co-featured Open for trotters in her seasonal debut at The Meadowlands Saturday night. The 6-year-old daughter of Chapter Seven-Hemi Blue Chip, who banked just under $750,000 a year ago, looks like she hasn’t lost a step, and appears more than ready

La Vie En Blanc leads winners on Monday at Gaitway

La Vie En Blanc is following in big hoof prints, but the 2-year-old female trotter made her first public appearance a winning one at Gaitway Farm on Monday. The filly, a half-sister to two-time Dan Patch Award-winner Ramona Hill, captured her debut qualifier in 2:00.2 with Andy McCarthy driving for trainer Tony Alagna. A daughter

Successful morning for Burke Brigade in Gaitway qualifiers

Ron Burke sent out 24 newcomers and two established stars Monday (June 7) as Gaitway Farm hosted the first of its four weekly qualifying days this month. Of the nine qualifiers for 2-year-olds, the Burke Brigade captured seven, as well as seeing multiple Dan Patch Award winners Atlanta and Warrawee Ubeaut win their respective events.