Farm News

Abuckabett Hanover, Southwind Gendry prevail in Pennsylvania Sire Stakes

After defeating arch rival Perfect Sting at Pocono on May 16, Abuckabett Hanover ($2.40) dodged his divisional nemesis — who was scratched due to sickness — and strode to a decisive 1:51.1 victory in the $76,329 first division of Sunday’s (May 30) Pennsylvania Sire Stakes for 3-year-old pacing colts and geldings at Harrah’s Philadelphia. Southwind

Meadowlands: New Jersey Sire Stakes champions crowned

Beltassima and Really Fast pulled upsets in winning their respective $200,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes finals for 3-year-old trotters on a soggy Friday night at the Meadowlands. Sophomore pacers faced off in a pair of $100,000 non-wagering finals of their own, with Neverendingproject and Fika Time getting the victories. Sent off at 13-1 from post

Lock Down Lindy foals full sister to Ramona Hill

Crawford Farms is proud to announce that Lock Down Lindy foaled a full sister to 2020 Hambletonian winner Ramona Hill on March 28. The filly is the third foal for her dam, who also has a 2-year-old filly by Chapter Seven named La Vie En Blanc. A top racehorse of her generation, Ramona Hill has

Grade 2 Winner Shancelot Retired To Buck Pond Farm

A history-making sprinter when winning the Grade 2 Amsterdam Stakes with a 121 Beyer Speed Figure – the highest Beyer by a 3-year-old sprinter in history – Shancelot has been retired to Buck Pond Farm, Crawford Farms Racing announced Jan. 11. He will stand for a fee of $7,500 in 2021. “We’re excited to stand

Tall Dark Stranger retired from racing

Standardbred Canada has reported that the connections of Tall Dark Stranger have confirmed that the top-ranked horse in harness racing has completed his on-track career. With a mark of 1:47.2, a career summary of 19-2-0 from 22 lifetime starts and more than $2.365 million in earnings, Tall Dark Stranger will head to the stud barn

Tall Dark Stranger to stand stud at Hanover Shoe Farms

DRF has learned and is reporting that top 3-year-old pacing colt Tall Dark Stranger will stand at Hanover Shoe Farms in Pennsylvania. Tall Dark Stranger has compiled a stellar 9-8-0-0 record and posted earnings of $1,024,131 in 2020 to lead all horses. He owns a lifetime mark of 1:47 1/5 set in the Cane

Ramona Hill gives owners second Hambletonian win in three years (ESPN)

(AP) — EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — A filly winning the Hambletonian has been a rare sight in the 95-year history of trotting’s biggest race. Only 15 have accomplished the feat. Now owners Michelle and Al Crawford and Brad Grant have done it twice in the past three years. Ramona Hill joined the list Saturday, scoring

Crawford Farms-bred Filly Ramona Hill equals Hambletonian record

Feature story by MIKE FARRELL – photo by CHRIS TULLY EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The sensational filly Ramona Hill took a well-deserved gulp from the Hambletonian trophy after beating the boys on Saturday (Aug. 8) in the $1 million trotting classic at the Meadowlands Racetrack. It was the latest chapter in the developing saga of harness

Filly Ramona Hill Favored In $1 Million Hambletonian

(Associated Press) The $1 million Hambletonian and favored Ramona Hill have come a long way since the coronavirus pandemic shut down sports. Trotting’s most prestigious race, scheduled for Saturday at the Meadowlands, was a question mark until May when New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy allowed the sport to start in early June. Ramona Hill won

Crawford seeks Hambletonian Déjà vu with Ramona Hill

by Rich Fisher, for the USTA; photos by Chris Tully Trenton, NJ — It has been one heck of a roller coaster ride for Ramona Hill where the Hambletonian is concerned. The journey has gone from uncertainty, to bleak dismay, to sheer euphoria, to odds-on favorite. And the race is still three days away! In short