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Sophomores In Simpson Spotlight

October 8, 2018:

A special Monday afternoon (Oct. 8) card at Harrah’s Philadelphia featured $200,000 worth of stakes action in John Simpson Sr. events for three-year-old colts and geldings, with horses of both gaits contesting three divisions....read on

Simpson Stakes Continue At Philly

September 28, 2018:

Two-year-old colts were featured in over $190,000 of John Simpson Sr. stakes action at Harrah’s Philadelphia with Yonkers’ leading driver, Jason Bartlett taking a rare excursion to metro Philly and winning the first division of the colt action on both the trot and the pace....read on

Stealth Hanover Sets Record In Simpson

September 17, 2017:

At nearly 99-1 odds, the Francisco Del Cid trainee Stealth Hanover made a break in the Hambletonian eliminations, finishing eighth, failing to make the finals. After another up-the-track finish in Pennsylvania Sire Stakes action, the three-year-old gelded son of Andover Hall-Secret Credit began to figure it out....read on

'Photobombr' Wires Simpson Foes

October 30, 2016:

Photobombr Hanover never looked back from his outside post six in taking the final event in the John Simpson Sr. stakes series, the $74,000 two-year-old colt pace, on Sunday afternoon (October 30) at Harrah’s Philadelphia, winning in a lifetime-best 1:52.4....read on

Simpson Stakes Continue At Philly

October 28, 2016:

The John Simpson Sr. stakes series continued at Harrah’s Philadelphia on Friday afternoon (October 28), with action for two-year-old trotters of both sexes, and even though each of the winners had been away from the races for 18 days or more, all had been trained up to a winning mile by well-known conditioners and got the job done....read on

Lakeisha Hall Fastest In Simpson Stakes

October 16, 2016:

Three-year-old pacers of each sex both raced three $35,000 divisions in the John Simpson Sr. stakes series on Sunday afternoon (October 16) at Harrah’s Philadelphia, with the fastest mile of the six the 1:51.3 clocking turned in by 'upstart' filly Lakeisha Hall in defeating the favoured Lispatty....read on

Sophomore Trotters Star In Simpson

October 14, 2016:

Dayson, who has lost only twice in his 23-start career when he has stayed flat, and Sir Royson, who hadn’t stayed flat in his last four starts (but was second to Dayson the last time he did), won $40,000 divisions of the John Simpson Sr. stakes series for three-year-old trotting colts, as the time-honoured races came to Harrah’s Philadelphia for the first time on Friday (October 14)....read on

Simpson Revamped, Moved Back To PA

January 14, 2016:

The John Simpson Memorial Stakes for colts and fillies will undergo several changes in 2016, as the races return to the Pennsylvania after a successful five-year-run at the Meadowlands Racetrack, Tioga Downs and Vernon Downs....read on

Simpson Stakes Take Centre Stage

October 17, 2015:

Twenty two-year-olds contested a quartet of John Simpson Memorial events on Friday evening at Vernon Downs, with driver Chris Lems capturing two of the four stakes races on the night's 12-race card....read on

Track Record For Tomy Terror

October 25, 2014:

Tomy Terror took more than two seconds off the Vernon Downs track record for two-year-old pacing geldings with his 1:50.2 effort in the John Simpson Memorial on Friday evening....read on

Noren Discusses Centurion ATM

October 23, 2014:

On Friday, October 24, world champion colt Centurion ATM travels to Vernon Downs to headline three divisions of the Simpson Stakes for two-year-old trotters....read on

Big M Offers Simpson Stakes Deal

April 13, 2013:

With stakes season on the horizon, The Meadowlands has a unique proposal to offer horsemen with three-year-olds eligible to the Simpson Memorial Stakes....read on

Wilson, Sweetheart Finished; Aged Stakes Announced

December 6, 2012:

The stakes calendar at the Meadowlands Racetrack will have a distinctly different look for 2013 with the focus shifting from two-year-olds stakes to events geared for the older horse set....read on

More Simpson Stakes; Tetrick Wins Five

October 16, 2011:

Heston Blue Chip, Forever Just, Blackjack Princess and Up Front Sharon were each divisional winners in Saturday’s $62,534 John Simpson Sr. Memorial Stakes for two-year-old pacers, while Tim Tetrick teamed five first-place finishers during a raw and rainy fall evening at Vernon Downs...read on

Simpson Stakes Featured At Vernon

October 15, 2011:

Classic Conway, Quit Smoking Now, Cowgirl Hall, Exercise To Go and Autumn Escapade all performed with distinction during a rainy, blustery Friday evening at Vernon Downs...read on


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