Farm News

Yonkers: Funknwaffles fastest in New York Sire Stakes

The downstate denizens took their turn Monday night (July 10th), with Yonkers Raceway hosting the $169,500 New York Sire Stakes Hugh Grant Pace for 3-year-old colts and geldings. A quartet of divisions began the local statebred season, with a first division ($42,975), first-up America’s Fleet (Jason Bartlett, $29) holding off What’s Goin’ On (Jim Morrill

Easy as 1-2-3 for Crawford Farms in 2016 Hambletonian

Easy as 1-2-3 for Crawford Farms in 2016 Hambletonian By Derick Giwner (DRF Harness, August 12, 2016)  Often enough we don’t realize the total effect one event can have on so many differentpeople. When Marion Marauder won the2016 Hambletonian for driver Scott Zeron,trainer Paula Wellwood and owners MarionWellwood and Devin Keeling, the enormity ofthe moment

CRAWFORD FARMS connections finish 1-2-3 in Hambletonian Final

CRAWFORD FARMS connections finish 1-2-3 in Hambletonian Final East Rutherford, NJ — It was big day for harness racing, and equally as fulfilling for Michelle and Albert Crawford as they watched Marion Marauder win Saturday’s (Aug. 6) $1 million Hambletonian by a nose over Southwind Frank in 1:51.4 at the Meadowlands Racetrack. Sutton was third

Vernon Downs contest winning horse purchased by Jeff Gural

Vernon, NY — When hip number 410, a Conway Hall filly out of the mare Classic Yankee, walked into the sales ring at last week’s Lexington Selected Yearling Sale, the expected sets of eyes watched with anticipation as the bidding began. Breeder Crawford Farms was hoping for a profitable sales price and interested buyers watched as

In The Arsenal, Split The House stalk speed in Bluegrass wins

Lexington, KY — Trainer Kelvin Harrison’s In The Arsenal won the fastest of the two splits for the $185,000 Bluegrass 3-year-old colt pace, winning in 1:52.3 on Saturday night (Oct. 3) at The Red Mile.   Nigel Soult photo In The Arsenal was a narrow winner in his Bluegrass division. Sitting off a hot pace

Crazy Wow and Muscle Diamond triumph in Bluegrass male trots

Lexington, KY — Not to be outdone by their female counterparts, Crazy Wow and Muscle Diamond deserve their share of accolades for capturing their respective divisions of the Bluegrass Stake for 3-year-old male trotters on Saturday (Oct. 3) at The Red Mile.   Crazy Wow was a 1:55.4 winner with Tim Tetrick up. Crazy Wow

Prices up 43 percent at the Morrisville Yearling Sale

Latham, NY — Sixty-two well-bred yearlings, including 58 eligible to the lucrative New York Sire Stakes, went up for auction Sunday (Sept. 20) at the annual Morrisville College Yearling Sale at the Nancy Sears Stowell Equine Arena located on the college campus. A large and enthusiastic crowd gathered well in advance of the 1 p.m.

Lock Down Lindy seeks winner’s circle in wide open Hambletonian Oaks

Ken Weingartner Freehold, NJ —Tony Alagna says Lock Down Lindy’s performance in her Hambletonian Oaks elimination last weekend was “a chance to show everybody she’s the filly I thought she was last year.” The trainer hopes she shows off again in Saturday’s $500,000 Hambletonian Oaks final for 3-year-old female trotters at Meadowlands Racetrack. Lock Down