Derick Giwner

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Thu Jul 31
2014
Derick Giwner
Categories: Harness
Each year owners, trainers, drivers, fans, bettors, and basically anyone who remotely enjoys harness racing wait in anticipation for Hambletonian Day. The nearly all-stake 15-race showcase of Standardbreds is rapidly upon us. Here are some random observations, opinions, analysis and notes to ponder for the races.
Mon Jul 21
2014
Derick Giwner
Categories: Harness
We interrupt the regularly scheduled 89th edition of the Hambletonian to bring you a special edition of the Taktertonian. With by far the top three horses—Father Patrick, Trixton, and Nuncio—trainer Jimmy Takter has a legitimate chance of not only scaring away the competition when the entry box closes on July 29, but also finishing 1-2-3 in the $1.2 million event.
Mon Jul 7
2014
Derick Giwner
Categories: Harness
In 2013, three standardbreds garnered more North American attention than any others. Bee A Magician, Captaintreacherous and Foiled Again dominated the headlines. While all three remain deserving of recognition this year, one Swedish horse and his trainer/driver have taken the harness industry by storm and are the new kings of the continent.
Thu Jun 26
2014
Derick Giwner
Categories: Harness
It seems like every day I write an analysis for a card at some track across the country (you can find my official Pocono Sun Stakes Saturday analysis here). While the selections and analysis provide some insight into my thinking, it hardly goes in-depth into the bigger picture about how I think the race may unfold. So, I’ve plucked out two of the four major stakes on the Pocono card for further examination in the way of trip handicapping.
Wed Jun 18
2014
Derick Giwner
Categories: Harness
The North America Cup was supposed to separate the men from the boys and bring clarity to the 3-year-old pacing ranks. While JK Endofanera won the race convincingly enough on paper, I’m still left feeling barren in my quest to uncover the upper tier of the 2014 crop.