Every year, one of the greatest freshmen exhibitions of harness racing is held in Pinehurst, NC! This years event featured a Race for the Cure, an all women's race raising money for breast cancer. Fort Bragg and the 82nd Airborne All American Chorus were on hand for the opening ceremonies
Meet The Team! Team Allard is all in on 2 Year Olds this year, diving into the Grand Circuit Stakes market with a fleet purchased from the Lexington and Harrisburg sales! They've been training in Florida all winter, and will be ready to rumble when the Stakes season starts in June!
Freshman horses spend almost 9 months training and learning to become a racehorse! Most will debut in June when the Stakes season starts. Team Allard has their stable looking good so far!
TrotCast and Ryan Macedonio ventured down to Sunshine Meadows Equestrian Village in Florida to visit Tony Alagna and film his huge stable of freshman horses who are learning and developing!
Homer Hochstetler spends half the year in Pinehurst, NC developing his Freshman horses, and the other half racing them in NY! His winter base is much more relaxing, so we opened up a bottle of bourbon, and talked some horses!
Multi Time Breeders Crown Champion Chris Oakes has been in Florida all winter prepping his stable for the upcoming stakes season! Watch some of his 2 year olds develop and hopefully fill the shoes of their barnmates to win one of the Breeders Crowns in October at Chris's home track, The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono!
Erv Miller has one of the largest stables in North America, and with that comes a lot of freshmen and sophomore horses developing and making an impact on the Grand Circuit! Meet the group of young trainers who help teach these horses and watch them at work!
Part 2 with Erv Miller has one of the largest stables in North America, and with that comes a lot of freshmen and sophomore horses developing and making an impact on the Grand Circuit! Meet the group of young trainers who help teach these horses and watch them at work!
John, Jackie, Tyler, and the rest of the Butenschoen Stable had a fantastic 2017 including their superstar 3 year old Funk'n'Waffles! Waffles is back in 2018, along with a great group of 2 year olds who are looking to follow in his footsteps!
TrotCast stopped by Paul Kelley's winter stable at Sunshine Meadows Equestrian Village in south Florida to talk about his 2 year old setup, how they train, and watch how VIP Stable's Hat Trick Marleau is developing
Tom Fanning has been grounded in NJ for 20+ years churning out great horses during that time. Even though his main focus is turning good trotters into great older veterans, he still picks up a few yearlings each year. Either way, his focus is still Granc Circuit wins, including this years Yonkers Trot!
VIP Stable had an amazing 2017, and have reloaded with a fleet of 2 year olds! One of the stables they've partnered with is Brian Brown, who campaigned the top 2 money earners in 2017, including 3 Year Old pacer of the Year, Downbytheseaside