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Oakes Expected To Plead Guilty

October 13, 2021:

According to a story by Byron King in BloodHorse magazine, indicted harness trainer Chris Oakes “is expected to enter a guilty plea Oct. 20 in a U.S. District Court on charges related to purchasing, selling, and distributing PEDs.” on

Participants Plead Not Guilty

April 3, 2020:

Harness racing trainers Nick Surick and Chris Oakes were among a number of horse racing participants who pleaded not guilty to numerous charges in a teleconference arraignment on Thursday, April on

Night Of Champions' Local Ties Run Deep

September 13, 2019:

When 64 of the best New York-bred trotters and pacers enter the paddock at Batavia Downs for the $1.8 million New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) Night of Champions on Saturday (Sept. 14), there will be three horsemen that will have a homecoming of sorts as their careers all got started in Batavia at the oldest lighted harness racing track in on

'Mercury' Heats Up In NYSS

June 5, 2019:

American Mercury ($6.50) overcame the outside post at the start, then overwhelmed Major March in the stretch to win the $118,800 New York Sire Stakes event for three-year-old pacing colts and geldings at Buffalo Raceway on Wednesday night (June 5) on

Homicide Hunter Best In Open Trot

October 27, 2018:

What a month for Homicide Hunter. After etching his name in harness racing's history books as the fastest ever at The Red Mile, he's followed that up with a Breeders Crown victory once again defeating the division's on

Fastest Trotter Returns To Yonkers

October 12, 2018:

On Sunday morning (Oct. 7), there was no time for celebration in Chris Oakes’ barn on the backstretch at the Red Mile. Homicide Hunter, who set a world record for the fastest trotting mile ever the afternoon before, stood in his stall after going out to jog several laps with caretaker Therese on

Rockstar Angel A Wins Narrowly

September 4, 2018:

Rockstar Angel A, to the lead in a demanding :26.2 opening quarter and then in the pocket as the pace continued on at high speed, was able to produce enough of a late move to hold off second-over Monica Gallagher by a neck in 1:51 in winning the $17,500 featured distaff pace at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono on Tuesday night (Sept. 4) on

Homicide Hunter Surges Clear At Pocono

August 26, 2018:

Homicide Hunter, already atop the standings in the Great Northeast Open Series division for trotters, has marked himself as the horse to beat in his $100,000 championship event next on

Rockstar Angel A Wows In U.S. Debut

July 24, 2018:

Rockstar Angel A established herself as a possible star in her first race since shipping from Australia, as she captured the $14,000 featured distaff pace on Tuesday (July 24) at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono in 1:52.4 over 'sloppy' on

Homicide Hunter Reaches At Yonkers

July 22, 2018:

Odds-on Homicide Hunter (Brian Sears, $3.10) overcame post 8 Sunday afternoon (July 22), winning Yonkers Raceway’s featured $54,800 Open Handicap on

Agent Q Returns To Yonkers

July 20, 2018:

"Quite honestly, it just tells you how much power I’ve got as far as owners go. She’s a good horse and instead of having to fight against her, we ended up buying her and putting her on the team. If you can’t beat them, join them. That’s the way I look at it." on

Trot N.A. Cup Spring Book: #8

April 10, 2018:

The countdown to the 2018 Pepsi North America Cup is on, with Trot Magazine profiling the horses predicted to be the top contenders for Canadian harness racing's richest on

Split The House Never Better

October 28, 2017:

A lightly-raced and fresh Split The House stepped up in a big way with a lifetime best performance in the $421,000 Breeders Crown Open Pace final to round out the championship series action for 2017 on Saturday (October 28) at Hoosier on

Luck Be Withyou Repeats At Pocono

August 5, 2017:

Pocono dynamo Luck Be Withyou scored another win at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, taking Saturday's $25,000 Winners Over Pace in on

Downbytheseaside Triumphs In Rooney

May 27, 2017:

Downbytheseaside ($2.10) turned in a sharp 1:52 performance to take the $340,000 Art Rooney Pace featured on Saturday night (May 27) at Yonkers on

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