Day At The Track
Search Results
1 to 16 of 709
1 2 3 4 5 Next »

Chester, PA -- There were none better than None Bettor A ($2.20), who posted a gritty 1:49.4 harness racing victory -- his ninth straight -- in Sunday afternoon's (July 14) $30,000 Great Northeast Open Series pacing event at Harrah's Philadelphia. The 6-year-old Bettor's Delight gelding and driver Joe Bongiorno had no trouble achieving the lead in the field of five, clearing inside rival The Wall (George Napolitano Jr.) in a comfortable :27 first quarter before rating a :55.2 half. Up the backstretch, Keep On Rocking A (Pat Berry) mounted a first-over challenge to force None Bettor A to three-quarters in 1:22.3, but the streaking gelding maintained a length lead before shrugging off that foe on the final turn. After dismissing Keep On Rocking A, None Bettor A sprinted off at the eighth pole to leave The Wall in his wake, but Our Max Phactor N (Andy McCarthy) spun three-wide off stalled cover and closed boldly. Undeterred, None Bettor A held sway by a length in 1:49.4 to record his 25th career win. Our Max Phactor N was second, while Mister Ohanzee A (Tim Tetrick) improved belatedly from astern to take third. Jenn Bongiorno trains None Bettor A for Joe P Racing LLC and Oldford Racing LLC. In the sub-feature $18,000 top-level conditioned pace, Tiger Thompson N ($3.00) got back in the win column with a 1:49.4 score over Slick Tony. Dexter Dunn brushed the Josh Parker trainee out from third to clear Sunfire Blue Chip with a lap to go, and the pair parried Slick Tony's rally from third-over by a length. Jackpot Hi-5 carryover climbs past $40k For the first time in its tenure at Harrah's Philadelphia, the Jackpot Hi-5 carryover has surpassed the $40,000 plateau, as the 5-4-1-9-3 combination keyed by Billy Badger N ($4.20, Dunn) in the fifth race yielded a $290.90 dividend to multiple players and a carryover of $40,870.89 for Wednesday afternoon (July 17). The Jackpot Hi-5 is a 20-cent wager that requires players to select the first five finishers in each day's fifth race, with the carryover paid out in the event of one unique winning ticket. Racing returns to Harrah's Philadelphia with a 14-race program on Wednesday; post time is 12:25 p.m. Eastern. by James Witherite Harrah's Philadelphia racing media

Chester, PA -- A pair of carryovers will await players on Sunday (July 14) at Harrah's Philadelphia, as not only did multiple players successfully select the daily Jackpot Hi-5 combination on Friday afternoon (July 12), but a spree of harness racing long shots in the Pick-4 sequence rendered that bet without a winner.   In the fifth race, Tyson ($2.80, Victor Kirby) keyed a 4-6-2-9-8 Hi-5 combination that yielded $163.62 to multiple players and boosted the carryover for that wager to $39.416.38. The Jackpot Hi-5 is a 20-cent wager that occurs daily in the fifth race and requires players to select the top five finishers in order. The jackpot is paid in the event of one unique winning ticket.   Three odds-on favorites were upended in the Pick-4 sequence, with Misscheckmatehill ($52.60, Donald Dupont), Piraeus ($20.40, David Miller), Iron Mistress ($67.00, Ray Baynes) and Brunhilda ($22.80, Marcus Miller) proving victorious. With no players successfully selecting all four winners, a $3,459.69 carryover will head to Sunday's seventh race.   Post time for Sunday's 14-race card is 12:40 p.m.       by James Witherite Harrah's Philadelphia racing media

Chester, PA -- The carryover for the Jackpot Hi-5 continues to grow at Harrah's Philadelphia, with $36,035.38 awaiting harness racing players in the fifth race on Thursday afternoon (July 11).   Persistent Threat A's victory as the 8-5 favorite in Wednesday's (July 10) fifth race keyed a 1-7-9-4-2 combination that returned $253.36 to successful backers, while yielding the highest carryover to date in the history of the wager.   The 20-cent wager carries a low 15 percent takeout and occurs daily in the fifth race, with the carryover paid out in the event of one unique winner. In the event of no or multiple winners, the carryover progresses to the next card. The Jackpot Hi-5 was hit for $35,989.90 on May 23.   Post time on Thursday is 12:25 p.m. Eastern.     by James Witherite Harrah's Philadelphia racing media

Chester, PA -- Shartin N ($2.20) continued her dominance among distaff pacers on Sunday afternoon (July 7) at Harrah's Philadelphia, winning the $30,000 Great Northeast Open Series harnes racing feature in an under-wraps 1:49. After nearly a month on the sidelines following her win in the Roses Are Red at Woodbine Mohawk Park, the 6-year-old daughter of Tintin In America left mildly from the pole to land in third behind Reclamation (Yannick Gingras) and Bettor's Up (Pat Berry) before Tim Tetrick angled her off the pegs to brush into a :27.3 first quarter. Shartin N cleared with just over a circuit to go and coasted through middle splits of :55.1 and 1:22.3 with nary a challenger in sight, as the first-over Write Me A Song (Corey Callahan) was only able to work into a joint second before fading on the final turn. The fading Write Me A Song paved the way for Reclamation to take her shot at Shartin N with an eighth of a mile to go, but the champion mare accelerated immediately upon cornering for home. She earned the 35th win of her career while three-quarters of a length better than Reclamation and with plenty in reserve. Bettor's Up was another 4-3/4 lengths back in third, while Write Me A Song faded to fourth. "That's kind of her MO," trainer Jim King Jr. said about Shartin N's immediate response at the top of the stretch. "Timmy [Tetrick] always says, 'I should just sit still and let her do the work.' She likes it, that's for sure." Shartin N has now won nine of her 10 starts this season for owners Richard Poillucci, JoAnn Looney-King and Tim Tetrick LLC. "I felt we would be better off having a place to go instead of having four weeks between races," King continued. "This was the only choice we were left with rather than go to New York, and I would rather not be handicapped with the eight-hole on a half-mile track. It was our choice to come here, and fortunately they had a spot for her." Shartin N will next race in the Golden Girls at The Meadowlands on Saturday (July 13). In the sub-featured $18,000 top-level conditioned pace, Lyons Steel ($11.00) stalked Tiger Thompson N through splits of :27, :55.2 and 1:23 before pulling the pocket at the eighth pole and dueling down the pacesetter to prevail by a neck in a lifetime-best 1:49.4. George Napolitano Jr. drove the 4-year-old Rock N Roll Heaven gelding for trainer Dennis Watson and owner Bryan Dzugan. Jackpot Hi-5 carryover exceeds $34k The Jackpot Hi-5 carryover continues to grow, after a 4-8-1-3-2 combination keyed by Lyons Steel resulted in a $463.34 dividend payable to multiple players. Wednesday's (July 10) fifth race will now have a $34,828.36 carryover in the Jackpot Hi-5, a 20-cent wager that requires players to select the first five finishers in order. The carryover is payable in the event of one unique winning ticket. Post time on Wednesday is 12:25 p.m. Eastern. by James Witherite Harrah's Philadelphia racing media

Chester, PA -- Eighth on approach to the final turn, Keep On Rocking A ($19.40) passed every harness racing horse but one to narrowly reach the winning post first in Sunday afternoon's (June 30) Great Northeast Open Series pacing event at Harrah's Philadelphia. Pat Berry was patient early with the 7-year-old Rocknroll Hanover gelding, and the pair sat well off early fractions of :26.2 and :54.2 controlled first by speedster Tiger Thompson N (Dexter Dunn) and then by Rodeo Rock (Andy McCarthy), who brushed from third with a lap to go. Up the backstretch, Keep On Rocking A angled fourth-over into a live outer flow headed by Our Max Phactor N (Yannick Gingras), who forced a :27.3 third quarter. As Our Max Phactor N worked onto level pegging with Rodeo Rock, Keep On Rocking A circled four-wide off the home turn, and was urged to sustain his rally through the stretch. Our Max Phactor N worked to a mid-stretch lead, but was nabbed on the line by Keep On Rocking A, whose 1:50.2 score gave him his fifth win of the season. Scott Rocks (Tim Tetrick), eclipsed off cover, just held third over Tiger Thompson N, who emerged up the open stretch as Rodeo Rock faded. Chris Scicluna owns and trains 21-time winner Keep On Rocking A, whose 8-1 upset keyed a 4-3-9-5-6 combination in the 20-cent Jackpot Hi-5 that returned $717.44 to multiple players. As such, the carryover to Wednesday's (July 3) program has ballooned to $29,289.52. In the $18,000 top-level conditioned pace, which served as the top supporting event on the 14-race program, Shnitzledosomethin ($5.40) overcame post 8 and cruised to a five-length win in 1:50.3. Corey Callahan drove the 4-year-old Fred And Ginger entire for trainer Dylan Davis and the BFJ Stable, Tom Lazzaro, Ed Gold and Abraham Basen. The sub-featured $17,000 upper-winners pace saw Love Me Some Lou ($3.40) return to the win column off a brief spell, as he used a first-over push out of midfield to grind down My Delight in 1:51.4. David Miller drove the 3-year-old Sweet Lou colt for owner John Cancelliere and trainer Tom Cancelliere. Live racing returns on Wednesday afternoon (July 3), with a special 2:05 p.m. first post in place for the 14-race card. by James Witherite Harrah's Philadelphia racing media

Chester, PA -- Horseplayers have a growing jackpot to tackle at Harrah's Philadelphia, as Thursday's (June 27) harness racing program will see the Jackpot Hi-5 offer a $20,999.84 carryover.   After favorites Birch Island Betty ($6.80) and Chillin It De Vie keyed an 8-4-5-3-1 combination in Wednesday's (June 26) fifth race that yielded $277.96 to multiple players, the Hi-5 jackpot cracked the $20,000 plateau for the second time this season.   The 20-cent wager carries a low 15 percent takeout and occurs daily in the fifth race, with the carryover paid out in the event of one unique winner. In the event of no or multiple winners, the carryover progresses to the next card.   Post time on Thursday is 12:25 p.m. Eastern.       by James Witherite Harrah's Philadelphia racing media

Chester, PA -- After being overpowered by Highalator in a Great Northeast event at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono earlier in the month, I'm A Big Deal ($3.60) got back in the harness racing win column on Sunday afternoon (June 23) at Harrah's Philadelphia with a 1:50.2 score in the $18,000 featured top-level pace. Dexter Dunn took his time with the 4-year-old Sombeachsomewhere entire, sitting well off pacesetter Ballerat Boomerang (Andy Miller) through splits of :26.4 and :55.2 before sliding I'm A Big Deal second-over up the backstretch. After Cruise Patrol (George Napolitano Jr.) forced a :26.4 third split and kept grinding closer on the far turn, Dunn switched I'm A Big Deal three-wide at head-stretch. The Chris Ryder trainee responded at once, surging clear by 1-1/2 lengths to post his fourth victory of the year and the 12th of his career. Cruise Patrol was an eclipsed second, while Perfect Bet (Andy McCarthy) emerged from traffic to take third. Craig Henderson and Robert Mondillo share ownership of I'm A Big Deal with Ryder. Simon Allard and Tim Tetrick both accounted for driving hat tricks on the 14-race card. Live racing returns to Harrah's Philadelphia on Wednesday (June 26), with a 13-race program set to commence at 12:25 p.m. The fifth race features a $19,676.68 carryover in the 20-cent Jackpot Hi-5.   by James Witherite Harrah's Philadelphia racing media

Chester, PA -- Street Boy ($13.00) parlayed a pocket trip to harness racing victory in Saturday's (June 22) featured $17,000 upper-level conditioned pace at Harrah's Philadelphia, grinding down Rockapelo en route to a 1:51.3 score. Simon Allard gunned the 4-year-old American Ideal straight to the front from post five, and the pair drilled a :26.1 first quarter before yielding to Rockapelo (Victor Kirby) with a circuit to go. After Rockapelo kept the pace strong through a :54.1 half, Allard angled Street Boy out up the backstretch to avoid being boxed by 8-5 favorite My Delight (Eric Carlson). Street Boy advanced in the breeze to claim a narrow lead from Rockapelo past three-quarters in 1:22.1, but would have to work to put his inside rival away. Turning for home, Street Boy had dismissed of Rockapelo, but My Delight loomed a closer threat. Undeterred, Street Boy held his ground, pacing strongly to a 1-1/2 length victory. My Delight was second, and Western Delight N (Troy Beyer) emerged from traffic to finish third. Trevor Stafford trains eight-time winner Street Boy for Rene Allard. Stoebe, Dark Pool win Billings Trot Annie "Get Your Gun" Stoebe captured her first driving win this year in a $12,000 C.K.G. Billings event, teaming up with Vinny Ginsburg's Dark Pool ($8.80) to narrowly collar Fiji in 1:56.3.                                              --Melissa Willhouse/World Wide Racing Photos With 8-5 favorite Noble Warrawee (Bob Hechkoff) off stride before the start, Stoebe was able to float Dark Pool into third to stalk Fiji (Scott Woogen) and Dunn Dealin (Matt Zucarrello) through splits of :28.2 and :58.2. Midway up the backstretch, Stoebe found a seam to split the first-over Powerful Yield (Mike Polansky) and the pocket-sitting Dunn Dealin before surging after Fiji nearing three-quarters in 1:27. After Dark Pool seized the lead at head-stretch and dug in to beat Fiji to the winning post by a neck, Polansky -- driver of third-place finisher Powerful Yield -- claimed foul against Stoebe, citing interference on the backstretch. The claim was disallowed, and Stoebe earned her sixth career driving win. Dark Pool, a 14-time winner, is a 6-year-old Cantab Hall gelding trained by Paul Fusco. Jackpot Hi-5 carryover keeps growing The carryover for the Jackpot Hi-5 ballooned to $18,338.73 after Always A Rocket ($78.80, Victor Kirby) sprung a 38-1 upset in the afternoon's fifth race and 87-1 shot Dalton Did It (Eric Carlson) finished second. No players correctly selected the 4-9-2-5-6 combination, resulting in an increased carryover for Sunday afternoon's (June 23) fifth race. The 20-cent wager requires players to select the top five finishers, with the carryover paid out in the event of one unique winning ticket. Live racing returns to Harrah's Philadelphia on Sunday, with post time scheduled for 12:40 p.m. Eastern.   by James Witherite Harrah's Philadelphia racing media

Chester, PA -- The Jackpot Hi-5 at Harrah's Philadelphia has seen its carryover again reach five figures, as the jackpot has passed the $12,000 mark in advance of Friday's (June 21) card. After prohibitive favorite Elysium Lindy ($2.10, Yannick Gingras) keyed a 4-3-1-2-6 combination which returned $96.70 to multiple players in Thursday's fifth race, the carryover for Friday increased to $12,124.28. The Jackpot Hi-5 is a 20-cent wager which requires players to select the top five finishers in the fifth race daily, and the carryover is paid out in the event of one unique winning ticket. Friday's 14-race card at Harrah's Philadelphia is slated for a 12:25 p.m. Eastern start time.   by James Witherite Harrah's Philadelphia racing media

Chester, PA — Fresh off back-to-back harness racing wins, Decoy ($4.20) proved much the best in Sunday afternoon's (June 9) $18,000 featured top-level pace at Harrah's Philadelphia, sprinting off late in a dominant pillar-to-post 1:49.4 win. Daniel Dubé put the 4-year-old Somebeachsomewhere entire in play from the outset, and the pair seated Machiavelli (George Napolitano Jr.) in the pocket through a :26.4 first quarter before enjoying a :28.1 second-quarter breather. Up the backstretch, Decoy began to leave his seven rivals in his wake, extending his lead gradually to 2-1/2 lengths through three-quarters in 1:22 while facing nary a challenger. Decoy continued to draw away in the homestretch, posting a six-length win while hand-driven to the line. Machiavelli was a no-match second, and the stalking Sweet Beach (Pat Berry) narrowly took third over Billy Badger N (Corey Callahan), whose mild first-over bid into third ended at the top of the stretch. Gary Candell trains 10-time winner Decoy for Brixton Medical Inc., R A W Equine Inc., and Joe Sbrocco. George Napolitano Jr. led all drivers with five wins on the 14-race program, among them a 1:49.4 mile with stakes winner Lyons Johnnyjnr ($7.40) in a $14,000 conditioned pace. Gareth Dowse trains the 3-year-old Well Said colt for Geoffrey Lyons Mound. Live racing returns to Harrah's Philadelphia on Wednesday afternoon (June 12), with a 14-race card slated to begin at 12:25 p.m. Eastern. The fifth-race Jackpot Hi-5 boasts a carryover of $3,724.29. by James Witherite Harrah's Philadelphia racing media

Chester, PA — After reeling off four consecutive sub-1:50 wins in New Jersey, None Bettor A ($3.60) won his Harrah's Philadelphia harness racing debut in similar fashion, posting a 1:49.2 victory in a $30,000 Great Northeast Open Series event for pacers on Sunday afternoon (June 2). The 6-year-old Bettor's Delight gelding yielded to Tiger Thompson N (Dexter Dunn) on the first turn before Joe Bongiorno sent him forward in the two-path to clear just beyond a :26.2 first quarter. From there, he maintained a strong pace through middle splits of :54.3 and 1:21.3 before fielding a first-over challenge from Duplicated N (Tim Tetrick) on the far turn. Duplicated N gained to within three-quarters of a length at the top of the stretch, but None Bettor A responded in kind to maintain his lead off the home turn — only for a second challenge to emerge in the form of Tiger Thompson N up the open stretch. Bongiorno kept None Bettor A to his task, and the pair prevailed by a hard-earned half length. Tiger Thompson N was a narrow second over Duplicated N, who complete an all-Down Under trifecta. Jenn Bongiorno trains 21-time winner None Bettor A for Joe P Racing LLC and Oldford Racing LLC. In the sub-featured event, an $18,000 top-level conditioned pace, I'm A Big Deal ($6.60) earned a second consecutive win over Harrah's Philadelphia and the 11th of his career, pushing clear early and controlling a strong pace throughout for a 1:50.1 score. As he did last week, Dexter Dunn drove the 4-year-old Somebeachsomewhere entire for trainer Chris Ryder. I'm A Big Deal posts a repeat victory with a 1:50.1 mile in the sub-featured top-level pace. --Lauren Tucker/World Wide Racing Photos The fifth-race Jackpot Hi-5 yielded a dividend of $4,699.06 when a 12-1 upset from Itsonlyrocknroll A ($27.80, Larry Stalbaum, 1:51.3) keyed a 4-9-1-5-2 winning combination held by just one player. Live racing returns to Harrah's Philadelphia on Wednesday (June 5); post time is 12:25 p.m. EDT.   James Witherite Harrah's Philadelphia racing media

Chester, PA -- As she so often is, Shartin N ($4.40) was simply sensational on Sunday afternoon (May 26), duelling down a determined Caviart Ally to capture the $100,000 Betsy Ross Invitational for pacing mares at Harrah's Philadelphia, one of three co-featured harness racing events on a blockbuster card. Unlike her previous five wins this season, achieving the lead was no easy task for the 6-year-old Tintin In America mare. Shartin N and Tim Tetrick left strongly from post seven, but was met immediately by resistance from Caviart Ally (Andy McCarthy). As soon as Shartin N accelerated to try to clear midway on the first turn, Caviart Ally countered and forced her rival into the pocket shortly after a gruelling :25.2 first quarter. "I didn't know about the :25.2 quarter, and it put Timmy in a tough spot, so he had to force the issue," said trainer Jim King Jr. "I wouldn't like to see that trip two weeks in a row, but obviously she can do it." After pulling the pace back through a :30 second split, Caviart Ally faced a second challenge from Shartin N, who pulled the pocket just in front of Apple Bottom Jeans (Corey Callahan) with three-eighths to go and worked to within a neck past three-quarters in 1:21.3. While Shartin N headed Caviart Ally nearing the home turn, she was far from home free. Caviart Ally fought tooth and nail to offer sustained resistance, and Apple Bottom Jeans lifted off cover in upper stretch. Still, Shartin N resolutely held her ground to prevail by a neck in 1:49.2, her fastest win of the season. "Once she was head and head turning for home, I was pretty confident," concluded King, who campaigns Shartin N for Richard Poillucci, JoAnn Looney-King, and Tim Tetrick LLC. "She's just overcome everything that's been thrown at her." Shartin N will be pointed to the Roses Are Red at Woodbine Mohawk Park. "I had a good barrier draw and I wanted to make the most of it," said McCarthy of his tactics with runner-up Caviart Ally. "We had to go way too much for the first quarter, but Shartin was just too good. I was driving to beat her, but she was just too good. We had to go a big first quarter and a big third quarter. She was tired at the top of the stretch, but she dug in. I was really proud of her effort today." Apple Bottom Jeans stayed on for third, while Tequila Monday (Brian Sears) stalked evenly to finish fourth. In addition to her victories in the 2018 and 2019 editions of the Betsy Ross and her 2018 Breeders Crown triumph, Shartin N has won 22 other times since arriving in North America at the beginning of 2018. Guardian Angel AS coasts in Maxie Lee Tetrick came right back to take the $100,000 Maxie Lee Invitational Trot with Guardian Angel AS ($5.80), brushing the 5-year-old Archangel entire to the fore early and coasting to a 1:51 win, the 18th of his career. Guardian Angel AS coasts to an easy 1:51 score in the Maxie Lee -- Lauren Tucker/World Wide Racing Photos After clearing 2015 Hambletonian winner Pinkman (Dexter Dunn) with a circuit to go, Guardian Angel As controlled a :55.1 half before shrugging off a first-over challenge from Trolley (Marcus Miller) up the far side. Turning for home, Guardian Angel As extended his lead over the pocket-sitting Pinkman to two lengths before cruising clear to a 2-3/4 length victory. Pinkman held second by a neck over the late-closing Fiftydallarbill (David Miller), who circled three-wide on the final turn. Anette Lorentzon trains Guardian Angel AS for ACL Stuteri AB and Kjell Johansson. Courtly Choice stalks, surges in Commodore Barry In just the third start of his 4-year-old season, 2018 Little Brown Jug and Meadowlands Pace winner Courtly Choice ($5.80) proved capable from off the pace, surging from third-over for a going-away 1:49.1 score in the $100,000 Commodore Barry Invitational Pace and eclipsing the $1 million mark in career earnings. The son of Art Major settled just worse than midfield while Pacing Major N (Jordan Stratton), Tiger Thompson N (Dexter Dunn) and The Wall (Jim Pantaleano) threw down in a :25.2 first quarter. Tiger Thompson N, widest of the three on the first turn, cleared with a lap to go and continued to a :53.1 half while David Miller angled Courtly Choice third-over behind The Wall -- who moved back out from third -- and Rodeo Rock (McCarthy). The outer tier proved the place to be, as The Wall pushed clear of Tiger Thompson N easily before three-quarters in 1:20.2, but Rodeo Rock continued on in the breeze to offer immediate pressure. Off the home turn, Miller angled Courtly Choice three-wide off live flow, and the pair struck the front in the final sixteenth before drawing two lengths clear. Rodeo Rock finished second while The Wall took third. Blake MacIntosh trains 14-time winner Courtly Choice, for the Hutt Racing Stable, Mac and Heim Stables, Danielle Plouffe and Touchstone Farms Inc. Captain Crunch leads Pennsylvania Sire Stakes splits Nancy Johansson trainee Captain Crunch ($2.10), easily one of the top sophomore pacers in North America, was never in doubt in the third of three $57,218 Pennsylvania Sire Stakes divisions for 3-year-old pacing colts and geldings, coasting to a 1:49.2 win in line to Scott Zeron. The son of Captaintreacherous caught a breather when rival Proof (David Miller) broke in the early stages, and he edged away handily to beat Aflame Hanover (Tony Schadel) by four lengths after parrying a mild first-over challenge from Volley Ball Beach. Southwind Ozzi ($2.80) and Brian Sears took the speed badge in Sire Stakes action with a 1:48.4 score in the first division, and Lyons Night Hawk ($3.60) turned in a 1:50 victory to give Tetrick a stakes winner on the card along with his pair of invitational wins.   by James Witherite Harrah's Philadelphia racing media

Chester, PA -- Despite being strung out early by rival Top Flight Angel, Crawford Farms Racing's Homicide Hunter ($4.40) had enough energy to fend off a late charge from All Champy in Great Northeast Open Series action on Sunday afternoon (May 19) at Harrah's Philadelphia, taking the day's featured $30,000 trot in 1:52.4. In their first meeting since the 2018 harness racing Breeders Crown, Homicide Hunter (Yannick Gingras) and Top Flight Angel (Marcus Miller) -- one-two in last year's season-ending classic -- threw down immediately from the outset. The pair sprinted well clear of Scirocco Rob (David Miller) on the first turn, and Homicide Hunter battled to force Top Flight Angel into the pocket through a :27 first quarter. After pulling the half back to :56.2, Homicide Hunter again accelerated up the far side, inching away from Top Flight Angel past three-quarters in 1:24.3 but also preparing for the first-over challenge of All Champy (Simon Allard). All Champy, who angled out from fifth at race's midpoint, worked to within a half length of Homicide Hunter at the eighth pole, but could get no closer at any point in the homestretch. Homicide Hunter earned the 40th win of his career by that same half-length margin over All Champy, while even-money choice Top Flight Angel finished third another 2-1/2 lengths in arrears. Ron Burke trains Homicide Hunter, whose 1:48.4 effort at The Red Mile last October is the fastest ever from a trotter. Tim Tetrick, who took the $14,500 pacing sub-feature with Rockeyed Optimist ($2.60, 1:51.1), led all drivers with a grand slam on the 14-race program. The Jackpot Hi-5 carryover eclipsed the $30,000 mark after odds-on choice Crockets Cullen N ($3.80, Larry Stalbaum) won the fifth race and keyed an 8-3-5-4-1 combination which returned $98.90 on a 20-cent ticket. With multiple winners, the jackpot carryover for Wednesday's (May 22) fifth race has increased to $30,463.50. First post for Wednesday's 13-race card is 12:25 p.m. EDT. by James Witherite  Harrah's Philadelphia racing media.

Chester, PA - Despite two harness racing horses at odds of longer than 60-1 cracking the top five in Friday night's (May 17) fifth race at Harrah's Philadelphia, multiple players once again hit the Jackpot Hi-5, lifting the carryover past the $29,000 mark.   Hurrikane Shorty ($9.40, Tony Morgan) keyed a 5-4-9-7-8 combination -- also absent 8-5 favorite Narcian Jewel -- that returned $419.84 to multiple winners. The carryover now stands at $29,155.90 for the next instance of the Jackpot Hi-5, slated for Sunday afternoon (May 19).   The 20-cent wager occurs daily in the fifth race, with the carryover paid out in the event of one unique winner. In the event of no or multiple winners, the carryover progresses to the next card.   First post on Sunday is 12:40 p.m. Eastern.     by James Witherite Harrah's Philadelphia racing media

Chester, PA -- A week after being narrowly defeated by Cruise Patrol in the final yards, Daniel Warrington and Donald Hawk's Rollinlikethunder ($3.80) braved an uncovered journey and sloppy going en route to a 1:52 win in Sunday's (May 5) featured $18,000 top-level conditioned harness racing pace at Harrah's Philadelphia.   Unable to find a seat on the first turn, Art Stafford Jr. eased the 4-year-old Roll With Joe gelding to the back of the field of six through a :27.2 first quarter clicked off by leader Robbie Burns N (Dexter Dunn). With a circuit to go, Rollinlikethunder -- who remained in the two-path -- began his ascent in the breeze, working to within four lengths of the lead through a :55.3 half but unable to find cover.   Up the backstretch, Rollinlikethunder directly engaged Robbie Burns N through a :28 third-quarter duel before going on to claim a narrow lead at head-stretch. After putting the pacesetter away off the corner, Rollinlikethunder was driven clear to his fourth seasonal win by 1-3/4 lengths, while Dubious Claim (Tim Tetrick) hooked three-wide from the pocket to just collar the all-out Robbie Burns N for second.   Eli Scott Jr. trains 11-time winner Rollinlikethunder.   In the first of two $17,000 upper-winners paces on the undercard, Hayden Hanover ($5.20) captured his second win in as many starts this season by way of a pillar-to-post 1:52.3 score. Andy Miller drove the 4-year-old son of Somebeachsomewhere for trainer Andy Miller.   The second sub-featured event saw Sweet Sun Daze ($12.20) and David Miller ride the pocket to a 1:54 win for owner-trainer Arty Foster Jr., angling out at the top of the stretch to reel in a softened Drinkin Again.   Jackpot Hi-5 carryover continues to grow   Punters will have the chance to take down a $19,505 carryover in Wednesday afternoon's (May 8) Jackpot Hi-5, scheduled for the fifth of 12 races on the card. The 20-cent wager requires players to select the top five finishers in the race, with the carryover paid out in the event of one unique winning ticket.   Post time on Wednesday is 12:25 p.m.     by James Witherite, Harrah's Philadelphia racing media   Attached: Rollinlikethunder passed all five of his rivals en route to a 1:52 win in Sunday's featured pace at Harrah's Philadelphia. Lauren Tucker/World Wide Racing Photos.

Chester, PA - The carryover for the Harrah's Philadelphia Jackpot Hi-5 has grown to $17,040.03 for the Friday afternoon (May 3) harness racing card.   After odds-on favorite Tap Into Power keyed a 2-6-9-1-3 combination in Thursday's (May 2) fifth race that yielded a $79.62 dividend to multiple players, the carryover grew to its highest of the current meet.   The 20-cent wager occurs daily in the fifth race, with the carryover paid out in the event of one unique winner. In the event of no or multiple winners, the carryover progresses to the next card.   First post for Friday's 14-race card is 12:25 p.m. Eastern.   by James Witherite, Harrah's Philadelphia racing media

1 to 16 of 709
1 2 3 4 5 Next »