And with a wire to wire ride, Veronica Merton took home the Godiva Chocolates and the huge trophy after she won the event with Now It Begins in a series record time of 1:59.1. Determined to be on the front end, Merton—sister to Mighty M regulars Greg, Mike and Tom Merton—rushed her pacer toward the lead…Read more
Monsignor Flan And Royal Cee Cee N Win Yonkers FeaturesYonkers Raceway’s pair of Friday night harness racing $46,000 Open Handicaps–for everyone’s-welcome trotters and distaff pacers–were won by Monsignor Flan (Brent Holland, $4.20) and Royal Cee Cee N (Eric Goodell, $7.30).
It was Lorenzo Dream (Jim Pantaleano) cutting the mile in the featured trot, finding a 28-second opening quarter-mile and :57.3 half. Gurf (Brian Sears) loosely protected the pocket, while 11-10 favorite Monsignor Flan–from post position No. 4–was away sixth. He methodically marched toward the leader go to the 1:26.3 three-quarters, with…Read more
Feeling You Wins $285,000 Matchmaker Final At Yonkers – VideoIt was the trip harness racing driver Tyler Buter wanted, so he and his escort graciously obliged. Feeling You prevailed from the pocket Saturday night, winning Yonkers Raceway’s $285,000 final of the Blue Chip Matchmaker.
The event, culminated a six-week series for the best pacing mares in training, had Feeling You in play from the pylons. She stung Camille (Yannick Gingras)–part of the 11-10 favored entry–then released her rival just after a 28-second opening quarter-mile. All the while…Read more
Walter Case Jr Could Be Back To The RacesOne of the greatest harness racing drivers the United States has ever produced could be back adding to his tally of 11,038 career wins this year.
Walter Case Jr hasn’t driven since finishing third behind the Joel Wheeler trained Jamie My Boy at Plainridge Racecourse back on November 28, 2008.
Case served four years of a five year sentence at the Belmont Correctional Institution (Ohio) from 2004 for a felonious assault after stabbing his then-estranged wife Nadine in the back with a steak knife. He was a model…Read more