Use Yah Blinkah turned in a career-best performance on Wednesday (Aug. 3) when the three-year-old pacing colts and geldings met at Bangor in the Maine Standardbred Breeders Stakes (MSBS). In the first $18,227 MSBS division, a non-wagering event, driver Heath Campbell sent Use Yah Blinkah right to the front from post position one. From there, the son of Western Maverick set fractions of :28.3 and :59.2 while he controlled the tempo by a comfortable by 1-1/2 lengths. Having travelled these roads before, Use Yah Blinkah must have ‘remembered the way’ as the Valerie Grondin-trained gelding had won his only other race of the season at
Leg 3B of the Prospect Series for two-year-old trotting fillies has been rescheduled following Wednesday's cancellation at Grand River Raceway due to severe weather conditions in the region. The single Prospect Series division has been rescheduled as a non-wagering event on Grand River Raceway's Friday, Aug. 5 card, with a post time of 6:10 p.m. The division, originally programmed as Race 1 on the Aug. 3 card, will not be redrawn. All entrants will be contacted directly by Race Office staff. To view Friday's harness racing entries, click on the following link: Friday Entries - Grand River Raceway.
The Pennsylvania fair circuit came to Clearfield for its only four-day stand of the season – two-year-olds on Sunday and Monday, then three-year-olds the last two days, with trotters on the first card of the age group and pacers the second. The freshman baby trotters thus led off on Sunday, with the fastest time, 2:05.1, recorded by the Fordham Road-Diamond Creek gelding Drive To Deliver for owner/trainer Roger Hammer. Hammer won two races as owner/trainer/driver; Brady Brown also drove two winners on the card. During Monday’s baby pacing action, the Betting Line-Goldies Bad Girl filly Rambling Ruby became the fair circuit’s only five-time winner
Hottieonthehorizon picked up her sixth win of the Running Aces season with a dominating stroll-in-the-park style win in the $16,500 Mares Open Handicap Pace on Tuesday night (Aug. 3). Sent off as the overwhelming 1-20 favourite in the five-horse affair, driver Luke Plano wasted no time in getting the impressive daughter of Vertical Horizon to the front of the field to take control of the contest and post an opening fraction of :27.3 with Avaya Hanover (Mooney Svendsen) securing the pocket and Shesureissomething (Richard Magee) tracking along in third. From there, Plano slowed the pace down dramatically and stole a second quarter breather of
It will be a stakes-filled day at Northside Downs on Saturday, Aug. 6, as a total of five Atlantic Sires Stakes events are slated for the afternoon race card. Two-year-old trotters will go as a non-wagering event at 12:45 p.m. Four trotters will go behind the gate for a purse of $12,160. Undefeated Irish Ray (Marc Campbell) leaves from post four and will look to keep his win streak intact, and Gettin Salty, who has been second in all those events, leaves from the inside for Corey MacPherson. The three-year-old trotters will be split into two divisions of five, each set racing for