standardbred racing

Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: A Lifetime Of Love And Horses

Typically this column features stories of Thoroughbreds and the after-the-track care they receive (and the lives they go on to lead) thanks to their committed caretakers. This, however, is a much different type of aftercare story, but one I think will resonate with readers just as much. This is not about Thoroughbreds, or even about […]

Continue reading
Meadowlands’ Gural To Receive Equine Savior Award From Equine Advocates

Jeff Gural, owner of three racetracks – The Meadowlands in New Jersey (which features Harness racing and a short Thoroughbred meet), Vernon Downs and Tioga Downs (both located in New York State) – will receive the Ellen and Herbert Moelis Equine Savior Award for his commitment to the humane fate and aftercare of horses bred […]

Continue reading
Finder, Owner Of Harness Triple Crown Winner Romeo Hanover, Dies At 82

Longtime Standardbred owner/breeder Morton Finder, died June 1 at the age of 82 at a Veterans’ Association hospital in New York City. Finder, who co-owned Pine Hollow Stud Farm, was best known for being part of the ownership group that campaigned 1966 harness Triple Crown winner Romeo Hanover. Finder syndicated Triple Crown winner Niatross along […]

Continue reading
Meadowlands Posts $3.4 Million Handle Increase For February Harness Races

February was a month for the record books at the Meadowlands as total live handle was up more than $3.4 million over the same four comparable weekends of 2015. The total increase amounts to $485,942 per night. Every program in February featured total handle of more than $3 million with an overall streak of nine […]

Continue reading
Hawthorne Demonstrates ‘Commitment To Illinois Racing:’ Agrees To Host January Harness Racing

Hawthorne Race Course and the Illinois Harness Horsemen’s Association have reached an historic agreement to keep harness racing in Illinois in 2016. The agreement will save thousands of Chicagoland jobs associated with the sport, including hundreds of small businesses that would have otherwise ceased operations or relocated to Indiana and other states. “This is a […]

Continue reading
Meadowlands Announces Post Times, Wagering Changes For Standardbred Meet

The 2015-2016 standardbred season at Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment gets underway on Friday, November 13th. In addition to kicking off the season with a flurry of stakes action, there are some changes to the overall racing program we would like to make the bettors aware of. First, post time has been moved up to 7:00 […]

Continue reading
An ‘Effective Deterrent’: Standardbred Trainer Suspended 10 Years For Blood Doping

The Indiana Horse Racing Commission issued the following press release July 15 regarding trainer Bradley Moffitt: Standardbred trainer Bradley Moffitt has been suspended for 10 years for a positive test for darbepoetin alpha (“DPO”).  DPO, an RCI Class 1 drug, is considered a performance enhancer when administered to race horses.  This positive marks the first […]

Continue reading
Harness Trainer Pena Cited For 1,717 Drug Violations, Fined $343,400, Banned Three Years

The New York State Gaming Commission today issued a $343,400 fine and three-year ban against harness trainer Luis (Lou) Pena, holding him responsible for 1,717 equine drug violations. In 2012, the Commission (formerly the Racing and Wagering Board) took action against Pena after a comprehensive investigation of veterinary records determined that he was responsible for […]

Continue reading
Illinois: Balmoral, Maywood Park File for Bankruptcy, Plan To Restructure

Balmoral Racing Club, Inc. and Maywood Park Trotting Association, Inc., two of the oldest horse racing venues in the country and the only harness racing tracks in Illinois, announced today that each has voluntarily commenced Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization cases in Chicago. The filings are in response to a judgment entered against the tracks on December 11, 2014 […]

Continue reading
Eight bottles of concentrated cobalt mistakenly delivered to the wrong clinic helped uncover a widespread drug issue in Australian racing
Harness Study on Cobalt Could Muddy the Waters for Regulation

As regulators continue the process of establishing a testing threshold for cobalt, a recent study from the harness racing industry may have muddied the waters. A release from the United States Trotting Association stated that the study, which has yet to be publicized in full, indicated a level of 70 parts per billion of cobalt […]

Continue reading
Twitter Twitter
Paulick Report on Instagram