Other Racing: Quarters, Harness, Jumps

Re: Other Racing: Quarters, Harness, Jumps

Postby luvthesales » Sat Dec 13, 2014 7:10 pm

BlindLucky wrote:
PJMIII wrote:Harness: Ron Burke passes Todd Pletcher as single-season earnings leader

Trainer Ron Burke had already re-written the record books in Harness Racing and now he stands atop the leaderboard across all breeds in single-season earnings. On Friday (12/12) he surpassed the $28,116,097 mark set by Thoroughbred trainer Todd Pletcher in 2007.

http://www.drf.com/news/harness-ron-bur ... ngs-leader

I'll be honest, I didn't know there was that much money in harness racing. But I guess if you have 5,000 starts in a year and you've won 20% of those, that's a good bit of change.


There isn't, I don't think; at least relatively speaking. I saw a number somewhere of $420 million in purses in the US for Standardbreds in 2013, compared to $1.2 billion for Thoroughbreds in both the US and Canada (so obviously you can't make a perfect comparison, but you get the idea). However, Standardbreds typically race every week, and Burke has 200+ horses in training with divisions all over the country. He has multiple entries, usually, in the biggest races. So much so that Jeff Gural, owner of the Meadowlands, Vernon, and Tioga, has instituted a trainer entry rule. You may be interested in the piece titled "Burke won't try to skirt new rules at the Meadowlands" on page three:

http://www.harnessracingupdate.com/rest ... 121214.pdf

"Late" and "early" closers are comparable to stakes/overnights for Thoroughbreds, to the best of my knowledge.
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Re: Other Racing: Quarters, Harness, Jumps

Postby Katewerk » Fri Jan 09, 2015 12:41 am

Awkward.

"The Meadowlands is alleging that tests on Breeders Crown winner Traceur Hanover and stablemate Voelz Hanover contained five times the threshold level for cobalt typically found in a horse's system. Cobalt is considered a performance-enhancer. Both horses are trained by Corey Johnson."

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Re: Other Racing: Quarters, Harness, Jumps

Postby Diver52 » Fri Jan 09, 2015 3:56 am

"Awkward." "Disgraceful," if true. At least they're testing for cobalt. :x
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Re: Other Racing: Quarters, Harness, Jumps

Postby PJMIII » Wed Jan 14, 2015 8:38 am

Sports Creek Raceway closing after 29 years of horse racing

SWARTZ CREEK, MI – After 29 years of horses running through Sports Creek Raceway, the Swartz Creek entertainment facility is shutting its doors.

http://www.mlive.com/news/flint/index.s ... ing_a.html
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Re: Other Racing: Quarters, Harness, Jumps

Postby PJMIII » Tue Jan 27, 2015 9:07 am

Harness: Up And Quick Wins Prix d’Amerique

Up And Quick captured the 2015 Prix d’Amerique in come-from-behind fashion, taking home the winner’s share of the one million Euro prize money with him in front of an enthusiastic French crowd on a partly sunny Sunday afternoon.

http://www.drf.com/news/harness-and-qui ... 99amerique
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Re: Other Racing: Quarters, Harness, Jumps

Postby PJMIII » Sat Feb 14, 2015 10:47 am

Big night for Brett Miller at Big M

Making a name yourself in The Meadowlands driving colony is no easy task. But Brett Miller has been making it look easy.

Miller would spot-drive at The Meadowlands in 2014 when some of the top drivers were out of town and Miller did quite well. Making the move to drive at The Big M on a regular basis has proven to be a great one as coming into Friday night (Feb. 13), Miller sat fourth in the driver standings, behind just Yannick Gingras, Dave Miller and Tim Tetrick. He gained on all three of those rivals with four winners on the Friday program, including a pair of upsets in the two featured events.


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Re: Other Racing: Quarters, Harness, Jumps

Postby PJMIII » Thu Feb 19, 2015 9:11 am

Not bad for a couple of days work.

Callahan wins eight, including featured trot, at Dover

After dominating the Tuesday card with seven wins, Corey Callahan did one better on Wednesday (Feb. 18), making it 15 wins in two nights at Dover Downs.

http://xwebapp.ustrotting.com/absoluten ... 0&zoneid=1
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Re: Other Racing: Quarters, Harness, Jumps

Postby PJMIII » Wed Apr 22, 2015 7:05 am

Harness: Hall of Famer Ron Pierce now aiming for a June return

Hall of Fame driver Ron Pierce was supposed to be back in the sulky by now. Some six weeks ago it was announced he would miss approximately five weeks of action due to neck and back surgery, but neither operation has been performed.

http://www.drf.com/news/harness-hall-fa ... une-return
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Re: Other Racing: Quarters, Harness, Jumps

Postby BaroqueAgain1 » Fri May 08, 2015 3:42 pm

Mr. Hot Stuff faces a tough field in the G1 Iroquois Steeplechase this coming Saturday...only five horses in the race, but that includes the 2012, 2013 and 2014 Eclipse Champion Steeplechase horses. I love the gorgeous black full to Colonel John, but he really has to step up to win this one.
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Re: Other Racing: Quarters, Harness, Jumps

Postby Ziggypop » Sat May 09, 2015 7:11 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:Mr. Hot Stuff faces a tough field in the G1 Iroquois Steeplechase this coming Saturday...only five horses in the race, but that includes the 2012, 2013 and 2014 Eclipse Champion Steeplechase horses. I love the gorgeous black full to Colonel John, but he really has to step up to win this one.
http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/ ... rd-winners


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