November 21, 2018, by Tim Bojarski, for Batavia Downs
Who has 63 lifetime wins, 14 of which were taken this year and is currently the fourth winningest mare in North America? That would be Kaitlyn Rae, who bested the top female pacers in western New York once again on Wednesday evening (Nov. 21) after she won the $10,400 Open Handicap pace for fillies and mares at Batavia Downs.
November 21, 2018, from PHHA / Harrah’s Philadelphia
With the “Trottin’ Thursday” program usually featured weekly at Harrah’s Philadelphia knocked out by the dark racing day on Thanksgiving Thursday (Nov. 22), Wednesday (Nov. 21) became the day that featured several fields of quality trotters at the riverside oval. And the guy who was on fire in the featured trots was driver Andrew McCarthy, who took both top-end purses and guided a freshman in an impressive debut.
November 21, 2018, Mike Sardella, for Saratoga Casino Hotel
Volare (Conway Hall) cruised to a wire-to-wire victory score as the fastest of the winners of three $11,000 co-features for New York-sired trotters on the chilly afternoon at Saratoga Casino Hotel on Wednesday afternoon (Nov. 21).
November 21, 2018, Evan Pattak, for The Meadows
Trailing by six lengths at the three-quarters, My Cherry Pie turned on the jets in the lane and pulled off a 7-1 upset in Wednesday’s (Nov. 21) $20,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows.
November 18, 2018, by Stacey Ruddick, for Hoosier Hoofprints
1997 Breeders Crown Aged Mare Pace winner, Extreme Velocity p,4,1:50.3 ($856,070), passed away on Friday (Nov. 16) at Ruddick Stables in Scipio, Indiana, where she was living out her retirement from racing and breeding.
November 18, 2018, from the Quebec Jockey Club
The Hippodrome 3R featured the first race program without the use of whips on Sunday and all 11 races went without a hitch. The experiment of “whipless” racing will also take place next Sunday, which is closing day for the 2018 season.