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.

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

World champion Crazy Wow to stand in New York

Crazy Wow will stand stud in New York for an introductory fee of $3,000. Chris Tully photo. Goshen, NY — Michelle and Albert Crawford have announced that their world champion trotter Crazy Wow 3,1:51.1 ($2,532,143) has been retired and will stand stud in New York for an introductory fee of $3,000. An outstanding individual and multiple

Sistas gets fourth straight win in PA Stallion Series at the Meadows

      Washington, PA — Sistas blew away the field in Monday’s (July 20) $60,000 Pennsylvania Stallion Series for 3-year-old trotting fillies at The Meadows, capturing her fourth consecutive win and third straight in the series. The event was contested over three divisions, with I’m So Fancy and Scented Roses taking the other splits.