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Excitement For Amateur World Cup

February 20, 2020:

“The only problem for me is I’m old. I wish I was 30 years younger. I’ve got more (years) behind me than I’ve got in front of me. So, it’s even more special for me (to drive in the World Cup) because I don’t know if I would get another opportunity to do something like this.”...read on

Pennacchio Takes Billings Trot Friday

October 19, 2019:

Give them a big racetrack and a good purse and add that another amateur trot is also scheduled that evening and they'll come. And come they did on Friday night at the Meadowlands....read on

Feelin Red Hot One Of Six For Brennan

August 23, 2019:

Feelin Red Hot (George Brennan, $5.80) successfully authored another installment of ‘Catch Me If You Can’ Friday night (August 23), winning Yonkers Raceway’s $46,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace....read on

Pennacchio Wins Freehold Billings

May 19, 2019:

”Joltin' Joe” Pennacchio, last year's Amateur Driver of the Year, fortified his 2019 credentials with a driving victory in the C.K.G. Billings Series Eastern Region at Freehold Raceway on Saturday (May 18)....read on

Pennacchio Wins NAADA At Monticello

April 11, 2019:

After spending the winter competing in amateur races at Pompano Park, Joe Pennacchio, last year's Amateur Driver of the Year, has moved north and made his first start in this season's NAADA trotting series a winning one....read on

Amateur Driver Pennacchio Honoured

December 11, 2018:

The United States Harness Writers Association's National Committee has unanimously voted Joe Pennacchio this year’s recipient of National Amateur Driver of the Year....read on

Pennacchio Takes NAADA Opening Leg

September 20, 2018:

The North American Amateur Drivers Association kicked off its Fall Trotting Series on Thursday, Sept. 20 at Monticello Raceway and driver Joe Pennacchio reined his Cheeky Little Miss to a gate-to-wire victory in the opening round over six others in 1:59.2....read on

Pennacchio Wins Amateur Final

August 18, 2018:

Could it be that Joe Pennacchio's victory tonight (Friday, Aug. 17) in the $15,000 NAADA Mid-Season Final at Yonkers Raceway not only fortified his stalwart seasonal resume but his 1:57.3 triumph with Cheeky Little Minx elevates him yet closer to a possible National Amateur Driver Award?...read on

Pennacchio Wins Billings At Big M

June 22, 2018:

One of the more enticing features of the CKG Billings Series- the granddaddy of all amateur organizations-is that its members are, and have been, offered competitions on all size racetracks....read on

Pair For Pennacchio At Monticello

June 14, 2018:

Joe Pennacchio is a happy man. And why shouldn't he be? After all, the talented amateur notched a driving double on the betting card at Monticello Raceway on Thursday afternoon....read on

FL Decoupling Dead For ’17 Session

May 3, 2017:

It has been reported that a gambling legislation deal in Florida that included decoupling ‘went down the drain’ on Tuesday, May 2, three days before the scheduled end of the legislative session....read on

Sooo Handsome Wins Pompano Open

April 10, 2017:

Sooo Handsome, getting a picture perfect, confident drive by breeder, owner, trainer Rick Plano, took top honours in Pompano Park’s $10,000 Open Handicap Trot, stopping the timer in a career-equaling best of 1:54.1....read on

Boli Prevails In Pompano Open

April 3, 2017:

Boli, driven by Wally Hennessey, stalked the pacesetting Tater Twister, handled by Mike Simons, through fractions of :28, :56.2 and 1:24.4 and edged by that one late to score a half-length victory in Monday’s $10,000 Open Handicap Trot at Pompano Park....read on

Safe From Terror Takes Mares Open

December 22, 2016:

Safe From Terror, receiving perfect handling from Bryce Fenn, scored a gate-to-wire win in Pompano Park's $11,000 Open Pace for mares on Wednesday, hitting the wire in 1:51.3....read on

"The Definition Of A Racehorse"

May 22, 2016:

Northern Companion, handled by Dave Ingraham, took top honours in Pompano Park's $10,000 Open Handicap Pace on Sunday night (May 22), scoring a photo finish victory over Rockntouch (Mickey McNichol) and Here Comes William (Donald Dupont) in 1:51.4....read on


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