harness racing

Churchill Downs, Keeneland Propose Harness Racing Dates For 2019 And Beyond

WKY Development, LLC – a joint venture between Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI) and Keeneland Association Inc. – has filed an application with the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission requesting live Standardbred racing dates at CDI’s old Louisville Downs racing venue located at Derby City Gaming in Louisville for 2019 and in 2020 at its proposed venue […]

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Bettors Responding Well To Meadowlands Pick-4 Wager

The Meadowlands’ signature Pick-4 wager – always popular with the Big M faithful – has experienced an especially good run over the last three weeks, as the bet with the 50-Cent base (and low 15 percent takeout) has seen at least $90,000 pushed through the windows each of the last six times it has been […]

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Class 1 Drug Found In Pennsylvania Stakes Race – No Action Taken

This is a story of a positive test for a Class 1 drug that was lost for eight months, then ignored for a year, only to resurface now. Here’s the short version. On September 11, 2016, a field of eight Standardbreds competed in the $252,000 Pennsylvania Sire Stakes Championship at Harrah’s Philadelphia in Chester, Pa. […]

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28 Standardbred Racehorses Killed In New York Barn Fire

Early Saturday morning, a fire broke out in one of the barns at the Mount Hope Training Center in Orange County, New York. According to the New York Post, the flames killed 28 Standardbred racehorses. A groom relayed that the horses had just returned from racing at Pocono Downs. “The guy got up to feed them,” […]

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Quartarolo Has One Foot In The Harness Bike, One In Churchill Shedrow

There are several new faces on the Churchill Downs backstretch to begin the 2018 Spring Meet, and one is New Jersey native and veteran horseman Anthony Quartarolo. “I never thought I’d love Kentucky as much as I do,” Quartarolo said. “I think I came in at a good time and it’s been great so far […]

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Taylor Made Farm Purchases Famous New Zealand Standardbred

Taylor Made Farm, already established as a top breeding and sales operation for Thoroughbreds, has reportedly purchased one of New Zealand’s best harness horses. Harnesslink reports Taylor Made Stallions is the buyer on what is estimated at a $4 million deal for Lazarus, who has earned $3.8 million in the country. The report states Lazarus […]

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Last Track In Michigan Closes: Northville Downs To Become Apartments, Housing

Northville Downs in Michigan will be sold to Hunter Pasteur Homes to be developed into high-end apartments and housing, reports clickondetroit.com. The harness racing track was the last horse racing venue in the state, following the closure of Hazel Park earlier this month. Open for more than 100 years, Northville will continue racing through the year […]

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TVG Partners With France To Bring More Harness Racing To Wagering Platform

TVG, America’s Horseracing Network and premier advance deposit wagering (ADW) platform, recently launched French races on a daily basis, including major harness racing, through a partnership with Pari Mutuel Urbain (PMU) in France. Since late February, TVG customers have been able to wager on racing from over two dozen French thoroughbred and trotting tracks. The […]

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PETA Funds Lawsuit From Losing Horseplayer Against Trainer After Horse Tests Positive

According to a report from the Daily Racing Form, an Illinois-based horseplayer has filed suit against harness trainer Robert Bresnahan and owner J.L. Sadowsky LLC for more than $31,000 — the amount the man says he would have won if not for Tag Up and Go, who won the fourth race at Meadowlands on Jan. 15, […]

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Meadowlands Sets New 2018 Handle Mark At $3.4 Million

They came to play. Meadowlands fans wagered with both hands throughout Saturday night’s 13-race program and despite only two horses paying $10 or more and six races that saw favorites emerge victorious, the betting swelled to a new 2018 high. For the first time this year, wagering surpassed the magic $3 million mark. In fact, it wasn’t […]

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