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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 America....read on

Hickfromfrenchlick Seeks EBC Score

August 15, 2019:

Hickfromfrenchlick is scheduled to race in Indiana later this season, which is likely to attract attention there thanks to his Larry Bird-inspired name. But first, the colt will try to close out a successful campaign at home on the New York circuit, beginning with Sunday’s (Aug. 18) $238,200 Empire Breeders Classic at Tioga Downs....read on

Schnittker, Johnson Star At Goshen

July 5, 2019:

Trainer Ray Schnittker sent out three winners, including track record-setting Captain Malicious, and Jan Johnson notched his first winning drive since 2016 as Historic Track hosted six Landmark Stakes on Friday afternoon (July 5) as part of its annual Hall of Fame weekend Grand Circuit meet....read on

Hickfromfrenchlick Seeks More NY Glory

September 21, 2018:

For years in Boston Celtic green, Larry Bird taunted, tortured and tormented New York. On Saturday night (Sept. 22nd), his ‘nicknamesake’ tries to take it....read on

Blue-Blooded Frosh Hit The Meadows

July 20, 2018:

Eliminations for the $450,000 (est) Delvin Miller Adios Pace for the Orchids highlight Saturday’s card at The Meadows, but fans of two-year-old racing will enjoy an additional treat: 66 freshman colt and gelding pacers will compete in a pair of stakes spread over 10 divisions worth a total of $312,112....read on

Obvious Blue Chip Philly's Leading Lady

July 4, 2018:

Hot trainer Gareth Dowse can do little wrong these days. Obvious Blue Chip, new to the Dowse stable, overcame Post 8 after a 29-day break from the races with a 1:51.1 victory in the $17,000 fillies and mares pacing feature at Harrah’s Philadelphia on Wednesday afternoon (July 4)....read on

Trainers To Select French Trotters

April 17, 2018:

“I think there’s a lot of owners and trainers who are really going to enjoy this and that’s the thing about the game. I want to make money, but the other thing about that game is it has to be fun and this is going to be fun, it’s going to be interesting, it’s going to be different. I’m excited to be a part of it.”...read on

Holt, Carter, Wild West Show Honoured

December 29, 2017:

Three entities who gained a large measure of harness racing success while connected to upstate New York have been named Dan Patch award winners in voting by the United States Harness Writers Association (USHWA), the largest media organization in the sport....read on

Monticello-Goshen Banquet In The Books

December 4, 2017:

“If I had ten dollars for every person in this room that I had a drink with… I would be a billionaire!”...read on

Schnittker To Be Honoured

November 16, 2017:

When the Monticello – Goshen chapter of the United States Harness Writers holds its 59th annual awards banquet on Sunday, December 3, Ray Schnittker will again be the talk of the town....read on

Huntsville Injured, Retired

October 10, 2017:

World Champion and 2016 Dan Patch award winner Huntsville sustained an injury while training for the Tattersalls Pace and has been retired....read on

Huntsville Unflappable In Cane

August 5, 2017:

Huntsville captured the first leg of pacing's Triple Crown, the 2017 Cane Pace as part of the Hambletonian Day card with a SportsCentre-worthy effort....read on

"As Good As He's Ever Been"

July 20, 2017:

For the trainers of all Adios colts and geldings not named Huntsville, his conditioner, Ray Schnittker, offers a scary report on the status of his Dan Patch Award winner....read on

Cup Final "Like A Chess Match"

June 15, 2017:

“I try to drive three or four horses in a race all the time. I know where everyone is, and where I can put them. I always try to put them where they don’t want to be. That’s the name of catch driving."...read on

North America Cup Elims Complete

June 10, 2017:

Eliminations for next Saturday's mega-stakes card continued on June 10 at Mohawk Racetrack, including three eliminations for the $1 million Pepsi North America Cup....read on


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