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PA's John Moschetta Jr. dies at 81

on 10/26/2020 9:23 AM
John J. Moschetta Jr., 81, of Fredericktown, Pa., a familiar face at The Meadows for many years, died peacefully with family members present at 9 a.m.. Oct. 23, at UPMC Mercy Hospital. While Mr. Moschetta followed in his father's footsteps to make lawyering his vocation, his avocation was his love of horses. Not only licensed to practice law, he was also a licensed harness racing drive...
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Campbell Jr. discusses Mass. breeding & stakes

on 10/26/2020 8:36 AM
Aside from being the most prolific Standardbred breeders in the state, Ray Campbell Jr. is also the president of the Standardbred Owners of Massachusetts. He has been involved in the sport for most of his life and has seen first hand the ups and downs of breeding and racing in Massachusetts, as well as the growth it has experienced in recent years.      Campbell’s firs...
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Developing horses victorious in Pocono features

on 10/26/2020 8:34 AM
There were a trio of $12,000 featured events on the Sunday twilight card at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. The male pacers and the trotters generated mid-range upsets in their respective cuts, while the winning female pacer came through for her chalk-playing backers.   The Heston Blue Chip filly Talk Show Chica, trained and driven by Tom Jackson for Braden Racing LLC, made a regaini...
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Vettel N leads Bongiorno Philly hat trick

on 10/26/2020 8:33 AM
A 1:50.1 score from Vettel N ($6.20) in Sunday afternoon's $14,400 top-level pacing feature at Harrah's Philadelphia was the cornerstone of a hat trick for the sister-brother team of trainer Jenn Bongiorno and driver Joe Bongiorno. The 7-year-old American Ideal gelding sealed off the pocket behind early pacesetter Beach Boogie (Simon Allard) when the gate sprung, and then angled out to ...
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Fox Den Farm, agent consignment is complete

on 10/26/2020 8:07 AM
Supplement entries have closed for the Standardbred Mixed Sale to be held in Timonium, MD November 6 & 7. The complete roster for Fox Den Farm is online at: http://www.foxdenfarm.com/standardbred-horse-sales-company-2020.html and includes 5 "Fabulous Fillies", including Albany Girl #1391 p,5,1:51.1f  $305,302, plus multiple stakes winners including an outstanding brood...
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Posts drawn for trio of Breeders Crown filly finals

on 10/25/2020 5:55 PM
Post positions were drawn on Saturday at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino for the 2-Year-Old Filly Trot, 3-Year-Old Filly Pace and 3-Year-Old Filly Trot Breeders Crown finals. Elimination winners drew from posts one through five with the remainder of the field in an open draw.  $600,000 Breeders Crown Two-Year-Old Filly Trot  PP-Horse-Trainer 1-Ima ...
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Faraldo issues statement about USTA vs. HISA

on 10/25/2020 11:54 AM
The following statement was issued on Sunday morning by Joe Faraldo, chairman of the US Trotting Association, about the USTA's position to oppose the federal Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act (HISA) bill, which is presently in Congress. If anyone  chooses to buy into The Jockey Club mandates imposed upon harness racing; that seek to shove this Federal bill down our throats based u...
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Ducharme sending out nine in MASS finals

on 10/25/2020 11:35 AM
George Ducharme has been one of the top trainers competing in the Massachusetts Sires Stakes (MASS) for years and his success in the series is no surprise as many of the horses the Walpole, Mass. native starts are tight and experienced coming in off their New York Sire Stake races.    This year he brings a “Ducharmy” of nine starters to Plainridge Park on Mo...
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Highalator returns to Meadowlands’ winner’s circle

on 10/25/2020 1:00 AM
After an incredibly uncharacteristic sixth-place finish a week ago in a race that saw him back up on the far turn while going after the leader, Highalator, the best overnight horse currently in training at the Meadowlands, returned to his outstanding self with another eye-popping performance in the track’s weekly pacing feature Saturday night. Having been assigned post position nine i...
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Capricornus upsets, Amigo Volo sets TR in Crown 3CT elims

on 10/25/2020 12:57 AM
Capricornus (Tim Tetrick), who was dismissed at odds of 61-1 in the first of two $25,000 Breeders Crown eliminations for 3-year-old trotting colts and geldings at Harrah’s Hoosier Park on Saturday, collected his first triumph of the season. Kentucky Futurity winner Amigo Volo (Dexter Dunn), never truly pressured, tripped the timer in a new track record of 1:51.2 in the second eliminatio...
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Get Your Armor wins 50th career race at Northfield

on 10/24/2020 11:13 PM
Get Your Armor paced home for her 50th career victory, winning the fifth race at MGM Northfield Park on Saturday. The 10-year-old veteran, with 293 career starts, also has 49 seconds and 45 third-place finishes.     Get Your Armor (American Ideal-Mystic Money-Nihilator) has career earnings of $518,367 with a lifetime mark of 1:52.2, taken at Northfield Park at ag...
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Kissin In The Sand edges Shartin in Crown OMP elim

on 10/24/2020 11:10 PM
 Odds-on choice Kissin In The Sand bested reigning Horse of the Year Shartin N in the final strides of the lone $25,000 Breeders Crown elimination for pacing mares on Saturday at Harrah’s Hoosier Park. Floating for position from post nine, Kissin In The Sand found a spot in fourth as Shartin N slid to the lead past a :27.1 first quarter. Warrawee Ubeaut rode the pocket up the backsid...
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Bettor’s Wish, Gimpanzee prep for Crown with Hoosier victories

on 10/24/2020 10:16 PM
Bettor’s Wish and Gimpanzee prepared for next week’s Breeders Crown finals with wins in their respective $25,000 invitational races Saturday at Harrah’s Hoosier Park. The Breeders Crown Open Pace, Open Trot and Mare Trot did not require eliminations, so the invitationals were an opportunity to get a start prior to next Saturday's finals. Bettor’s Wish won the...
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Noble sets Dayton record with 8-win night

on 10/24/2020 10:03 PM
Driver Dan Noble got off to an incredible start on the Saturday night program at Hollywood Dayton Raceway. The former national dash champion captured the first six races on the 14-race card, the first time any driver has won six straight in over 20 years on the year around southern Ohio circuit (Miami Valley, Eldorado Scioto Downs and Hollywood Dayton).    Noble's ...
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Black Is Back hangs on in Batavia Open

on 10/24/2020 10:01 PM
Heavily backed at the windows, Black Is Back delivered for his supporters after going gate to wire in the $8,500 Open I Handicap pace at Batavia Downs on Saturday night.  The red-hot Dave McNeight III pushed the car away with Black Is Back and took the point passing the quarter in :28 and led a single file field to the half from there. Rounding turn two, McSpidey (Denny Bucceri) and Cult...
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Tall Dark Stranger, Cattlewash best in Crown 3CP elims

on 10/24/2020 9:58 PM
Charging to his 11th win of the season, Tall Dark Stranger and regular driver Yannick Gingras fought off a late charge by Warraee Vital to win the second Breeders Crown elimination for 3-year-old pacing colts and geldings in 1:48.4 on Saturday at Harrah's Hoosier Park. In the first elimination, Cattlewash equaled the all-age Hoosier track record with a 1:47.2 performance. Warrawee Vital tri...
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Hoosier Classic average up 6.5 percent

on 10/24/2020 9:20 PM
The Hoosier Classic Yearling Sale concluded on Saturday and the 360 horses sold brought an average price of $19,202. That's an increase of 6.5 percent from the 2019 sale, where 358 horses were sold. The average in the first session was up 11.4 percent while the average for Day Two was up by $163.   The first of two sessions of the 2020 Hoosier Classic was held Friday at the Indian...
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Hennessey hits grand slam in Fla. Sunshine Stakes

on 10/24/2020 8:20 PM
The FSBOA highly anticipated and lucrative Florida stakes program got underway at Pompano Park on Saturday and the non- wagering nine race program took a page from baseball’s World Series with a multitude of doubles, triples and even a grand slam to kick off the festivities. The grand slam belonged to Wally Hennessey, who had four wins on the program, while Mike Simons had the triple. Train...
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Zenith Stride scratched from Crown 2CT final

on 10/24/2020 8:16 PM
Zenith Stride, who won the Peter Haughton Memorial at 87-1 earlier this season, is scratched "sick" from the $600,000 Breeders Crown 2-Year-Old Colt Trot, according to trainer Mark Harder. Zenith Stride finished fifth in his elimination and drew post eight in the final, which is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 30, at Harrah’s Hoosier Park. According to Breeders Crown con...
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Rich And Miserable cruises in Pocono feature

on 10/24/2020 6:29 PM
Rich And Miserable, the 2019 Trotter of the Year at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, zipped to the lead at the three-quarter pole in the $14,000 trotting feature at the mountain oval on Saturday afternoon, drawing off to a 5½-length victory in 1:53.   Tyler Buter was in his usual perch behind the Explosive Matter gelding, a career winner of 21 of 59 starts and $438,586 for trai...
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