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161 entered in Breeders Crown championships

on 10/20/2020 1:48 PM
Entries for the $6 million Breeders Crown events saw 161 elite trotters and pacers fill the entry box to qualify for the rich finals on Friday, Oct. 30 and Saturday, Oct. 31. The nine divisions that required eliminations will be raced this Friday and Saturday night at Harrah's Hoosier Park. The Open Pace (10), Open Trot (10) and Mare Trot (8) will go directly to the finals on Sat. Oc...
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Fox Den Farm, agent yearling videos now available

on 10/20/2020 10:40 AM
Our yearling videos are now online at: http://www.foxdenfarm.com/2020-shs-yearlings.html and include these standouts: #246 – Italktheline - full sister to fast 2YO BETTOR NOT TALK, #472 - San Antonio Stroll -second foal from $195k stakes winning, NELLY HANOVER, #518 - Franks Tea Party - sister to a multiple stakes winner by hot 2YO sire Southwind Frank, #537 - Shimmy Shimmy Bop - first foa...
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Horseman Wally "Red" Ross dies at 80 in Florida

on 10/20/2020 9:17 AM
Popular horseman Walter “Red” Ross Sr. died Sunday, Oct. 18, in a South Florida hospital. He was 80.   A native of Massachusetts, Mr. Ross began his career as a trainer and driver in New England after being schooled in the sport by his grandfather, Howard Britt. Mr. Ross obtained his trainer-driver license shortly after graduating from high school and won his first ra...
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Two $100K-plus yearlings top London Virtual Sale opener

on 10/20/2020 8:44 AM
Thirty-five yearlings sold during the first session of the 2020 London Virtual Yearling Sale hosted by onGait.com on Monday afternoon. Goldrush Seelster, a son of Bettor’s Delight and the first foal from the Ontario Sires Stakes Gold winner Glamour Seelster, brought a winning bid from Gregg McNair of $201,000C ($154,000 US). Amanda Fine was the high bidder on Shanghai Seelster for $152,...
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Trotting filly Hawaii among Harvest winners at Mohawk

on 10/20/2020 8:28 AM
The Harvest Series for Ontario sired two-year-old fillies kicked off Monday on a rainy night at Woodbine Mohawk Park. A total of four $17,000 divisions were contested with trotting fillies starting the evening before the pacing fillies took their turn later in the card. The Justice Hall filly Hawaii took care of business in the first division for trotting fillies by moving from fourth to...
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Arrangements announced for Harold Kelly, 85

on 10/19/2020 9:29 PM
Harold Kelly, who drove more than 4,500 winners with $19.3 million in purses in his career, died Monday night, Oct. 19. He was 85. Mr. Kelly was raised on a farm in western Pennsylvania. He began his professional driving career in 1951, with his first drive coming at the age of 16 at a small track in Painsville, Ohio. He raced at tracks in the western Pennsylvania ...
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Jack’s Legend N wins 4th straight at Harrington

on 10/19/2020 9:18 PM
Rich Lombardo, David Kryway, Eric Good and Josh Green's Jack's Legend N ($2.80, Pat Berry) notched his fourth straight win Monday at Harrington Raceway with a 1:52 triumph in the $18,000 Open Pace. Trained by co-owner Green, the 6-year-old Bettor's Delight gelding has been the scourge of the upper level conditioned ranks of late and had no troubles Monday after setting a...
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Wyatt J, Without A Warning undefeated in MASS

on 10/19/2020 9:12 PM
The third session of the Massachusetts Sires Stakes (MASS) for 3-year-old contenders met at Plainridge Park on Monday to compete for the $112,500 in available purses with two early favorites ending the day three-for-three in the stake.    The 3-year-old male pacers saw Wyatt J (American Ideal-Think Pink) successful for a third straight week after hanging on for the...
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Cambassador posts 50th career win at Dayton

on 10/19/2020 5:53 PM
Thirteen-year-old Cambassador, who has won at least one race in 10 of the last 11 years, won for the 50th time on Monday afternoon at Hollywood Dayton Raceway.   Current owner-trainer Parker Smith, the son of driver Jeremy Smith, has won seven of those 50 races with Cambassador and claims "he is my favorite horse ever.  I've claimed him three times and hope I can ke...
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Lady’s Dude, Jeffery P win Meadows features

on 10/19/2020 5:49 PM
Lady’s Dude exploded to the top from post 4 and never had an anxious moment as he scored in 1:53.4 in the slop in Monday’s co-feature at The Meadows, a $10,800 conditioned trot.   The 9-year-old Victory Sam-Lady’s Star gelding poured it on late for Tony Hall and defeated the rallying Full Surge by 3 1/2 lengths, with the pocket-sitting Truman Jr Hanover third. ...
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Muscle Diamond retired, to stand in Ohio

on 10/19/2020 11:19 AM
Royally-bred, multiple stakes winner Muscle Diamond 2,1:53.4; 3,1:53.2f; 1:50.1 ($834,424) has been retired from racing and will begin stallion service at Cool Winds Farm, Lima, Ohio, for the 2021 breeding season. Muscle Diamond is by Muscle Hill and is out of the World Champion mare Windylane Hanover 3,1:53 ($1,155,231), and will stand for a stud fee of $4,000. A fast and ultra-consistent...
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New format for 2YOs Final Four at Meadowlands

on 10/19/2020 9:27 AM
The 2020 Grand Circuit stakes season at the Meadowlands will conclude on Saturday, Nov. 21 with the $1 million TVG finals for older horses and $1.5 million Freshman Fall Final Four (Goldsmith Maid, Three Diamonds, Valley Victory and Governor's Cup).   While it seems a lifetime ago, when the live racing dates for 2020 were awarded by the New Jersey Racing Commission last ...
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Cool Creek Farm sells Ontario Select topper

on 10/19/2020 9:15 AM
Cool Creek Farm topped the Ontario Selected Yearling Sale yesterday with the $140,000 auction of trotting colt All In Resolve.   Scott McEneny purchased the Resolve-Im A Munchie Girl colt on behalf of Brad Grant of Milton, Ontario. This was one of four offered by Cool Creek Farm, annually among the leading breeders in Canada. The farm grossed $253,000 for a hefty average of ...
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Jack's Shadow shines in Philly feature

on 10/19/2020 8:28 AM
After staving off pressure to prevail on the lead last week, Jack's Shadow N ($5.20) lifted off cover to just nab Itsrockandroll A in Sunday's featured event at Harrah's Philadelphia, a $14,400 top-level conditioned pace. Tim Tetrick was patient early with the 6-year-old Shadow Play gelding, settling just worse than midfield while Da Delightful (Daniel Dubé) worked clear...
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Scootnroll wins ninth in 10 starts at Pocono

on 10/19/2020 8:26 AM
The Roll With Joe sophomore gelding Scootnroll, unraced at two, is now nine-for-10 lifetime, and for the second straight week he took his revenge over the only horse to defeat him, Billy Lincoln N, by winning a $12,000 pacing contest on the Sunday twilight card at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono in a lifetime-best 1:50.2.   Scootnroll, leaving from the outside post in the field of sev...
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Mullinax rewrites track and stake records at Plainridge

on 10/18/2020 7:41 PM
The third leg of the Massachusetts Sire Stakes for 2-year-olds of both gaits and genders was held at Plainridge Park on Sunday afternoon (Oct. 17) with $113,750 in purses up for grabs.   In the first of two divisions of 2-year-old male pacers, Mullinax (American Ideal-Up Front Kellie Jo) made his presence known while winning in a big way.   Mullinax (Scott Zeron) got away t...
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Drama Act wins Courageous Lady from post 8

on 10/18/2020 8:45 AM
Drama Act overcame post 8 to prevail against Grand Circuit stock in Saturday’s $120,000 Courageous Lady at MGM Northfield Park.   Driven by Matt Kakaley, Drama Act sat sixth through the :27.2 opening quarter. “I was just trying to get her around a few and then drop in,” explained Kakaley. Drama Act found herself second-over through fractions of :55.4 a...
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OSS Super Final night one for the record books

on 10/18/2020 8:09 AM
Super Final Night 2020 delivered a spectacular harness racing finale to the Ontario Sires Stakes season at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Saturday, Oct. 17, complete with a dead heat, photo finishes, thrilling stretch duels and impressive individual performances. Pemberton claimed the three-year-old trotting colt title with a commanding three and three-quarter length victory in the seventh of the ei...
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Harambe Deo does it again at Big M

on 10/18/2020 8:05 AM
It mattered little to Harambe Deo that he was facing the hottest horse at the track as well as one of the best mares of this or any generation Saturday night at The Meadowlands, as he took down Highalator and Shartin N in the Preferred Handicap for pacers. The race panned out similarly to last week, when Harambe Deo put up fast quarters at both ends of the mile in a spectacular score. The Jef...
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Ohio Sires Stakes closes out 2020 season 

on 10/17/2020 11:32 PM
The 2020 Ohio Sires Stakes season came to a close on Saturday night, Oct. 17, as eight $75,000 Consolation divisions for 2- and 3-year-olds were contested at Northfield Park.    Katie's Lucky Day, the 7-5 favorite, captured the 2-year-old filly trot easily in 1:56.2 for trainer-owner Bill Cottongim of Stockbridge, MI.  The daughter of Uncle Peter-Europass-Andov...
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