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Fiftydallarbill retired, to stand at Chapel Ridge in Ind.

on 12/10/2020 1:33 PM
Fiftydallarbill 2, 1:55; 3, 1:52.1f; 4, 1:50.2 ($1,056,238), the winner of the 2018 Breeders Crown 2-Year-Old Colt Trot, has been retired to stud duty and will stand at Lester Schmucker’s Chapel Ridge Farm in Indiana. He is the fastest trotter in history to stand at stud in Indiana.   Campaigned by John Barnard, Fiftydallarbill showed both speed and durability on the track. &nbs...
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Soho Burning Love A cruises in the F&M open at Dover

on 12/09/2020 11:15 PM
Soho Burning Love A cruises to victory in the Fillies and Mares Open pace at Dover Downs on Wednesday (Dec.8) night. Driver Tim Tetrick changed driving tactics from last week, instead of leaving off the gate he decided to race from off the pace.   Stonebridge Soul left alertly as the other competitors took back off the gate. The field remained in single file after a :26 first ...
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Ray Fisher Jr. wins five at Batavia Downs

on 12/09/2020 11:13 PM
Despite wintry conditions and a sloppy track, driver Ray Fisher Jr. was on top of his game and delivered five horses to the winner's circle at Batavia Downs on Wednesday night (Dec. 9) including three straight winners in races two through four for the natural hat trick.   Fisher's top score was in the $10,200 Open I Handicap trot with CR Blazin Beauty, who bolted right to the ...
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Pace Baby Pace repeats in Meadows F&M pace

on 12/09/2020 8:36 PM
Pace Baby Pace launched a lengthy uncovered bid that carried her to victory — her second straight — in Wednesday's $16,200 Filly & Mare Open Handicap Pace at The Meadows.   Pace Baby Pace was fifth down the backside when Dave Palone sent her after the leader, Summer Charm. The 4-year-old daughter of Sweet Lou-Breakheart Pass persevered through the lane and scored i...
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She's Nun Bettor N rallies to take Philly feature

on 12/09/2020 8:34 PM
The Bettor's Delight mare She's Nun Bettor N, ready for a top mile for trainer Kelvin "Red" Harrison despite 21 days off, worked up the inside from the pocket to catch the favored Rose Run Victoria in 1:53.2 while winning the $12,800 featured pace for fillies and mares on a chilly Wednesday afternoon at Harrah's Philadelphia. The Down Under import, unraced at two and start...
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A year to remember for Leon Bailey

on 12/09/2020 11:23 AM
Leon Bailey is living his dream. The 34-year-old from upstate New York recently won his first driving title at Vernon Downs—an emotional accomplishment he dedicated to his late father Bill—took top driving honors on the New York County Fair circuit, and won his first races at the Meadowlands.   For the year, he has won 96 of 524 starts and $288,971 in purses — all care...
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Touch of White, Air Time repeat in DSBF prelims

on 12/09/2020 11:21 AM
Touch Of White and Air Time scored repeat wins in their respective $20,000 second-round Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund events for sophomore trotting colts and geldings on Tuesday at Dover Downs. In the first division, Touch Of White completed a sweep of his preliminaries with a front-end 1:57.4 score over Chauffeur and Riddle Me This. The Keystone Activator-Staminetta gelding campaigns f...
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SOANY contributes $25,000 to Racing Investigative Fund

on 12/09/2020 11:01 AM
The Standardbred Owners Association of New York has contributed $25,000 to the SRIF (Standardbred Racing Investigative Fund) to help meet the challenge of the $250,000 matching fund grant from Hanover Shoe Farms that was announced in April by Hanover Shoe Farms’ President and CEO Russell Williams and Executive Vice President Bridgette Jablonsky to promote integrity in harness racing. The ...
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More than $20 million in 2021 stakes purses at Meadowlands

on 12/09/2020 9:15 AM
The Meadowlands is pleased to announce that stakes purses for the 2021 season will total more than $20 million.   Spearheaded by the return of the $6.5 million Breeders Crown to the prolific New Jersey oval for the first time since 2016, the stakes opportunities abound from March through November.    Important seasonal highlights include the $1.5 million Hambletonian a...
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Allard included in superseding indictment in doping scandal

on 12/09/2020 8:56 AM
According to a story written by Natalie Voss in Wednesday’s Paulick Report, trainer Rene Allard has been included in a superseding indictment filed in federal court last week for his alleged role in a doping scandal that was first announced last winter.   According to the story, Allard has been included in a superseding indictment filed in federal court last week against Louis G...
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ARCI adds 18 substance classifications and penalties

on 12/09/2020 8:45 AM
At its meeting last Friday, the ARCI Board of Directors added 18 substance classifications and recommended penalties to the ARCI Uniform Classification document that is the basis for the anti-doping and medication control program for horse racing regulatory authorities. The substances were added upon the recommendation of the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium’s Scient...
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Amasa Arion, Meetmeinthemiddle win Meadows features

on 12/09/2020 8:39 AM
Amasa Arion pulled the pocket entering the final turn and powered through the lane to capture Tuesday’s co-feature at The Meadows, a $10,400 filly and mare conditioned pace.   Amasa Arion rushed to the early lead for Aaron Merriman and was shuffled slightly to third before the outside challengers backed off. When Merriman showed her racetrack, she overtook the leader, Windsun Ju...
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Ask Me Ifi Care takes top honors in Pompano Open

on 12/09/2020 8:36 AM
In a mild upset, Ask Me Ifi Care, handled by Mike Micallef, collared the favored Prairie Westerngal (Wally Hennessey) a sixteenth from home to take top honors in the $11,500 Open Handicap Pace for fillies and mares at Pompano Park on Tuesday night.   The mile was clocked in 1:53.1 with the winning margin three-parts-of-a-length.   Crisp Mane (Ricky Macomber, Jr.,) was ...
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SOA of NY elects officers at board meeting

on 12/08/2020 10:29 AM
On Saturday, Dec. 5, at 3pm, a meeting of the Board of Directors of the Standardbred Owners Association of New York (SOA/NY) was held virtually via Zoom Video Conferencing. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the annual December General Membership meeting of the Association was  postponed to an unannounced later date.   At the Board of Directors meeting, it was announced...
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American History to breed and race in 2021

on 12/08/2020 8:33 AM
Breeders Crown champion and millionaire American History joins a growing list of popular young stallions that will both stand stud and continue their racing careers.   His owner Brad Grant announced Monday that the 5-year-old son of American Ideal-Perfect Touch will stand at Walnridge Farm of New Jersey in 2021 at a fee of $5,000 while continuing to race in the Tony Alagna Stable...
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Meadowlands to move post time to 6 p.m.

on 12/08/2020 6:54 AM
The Meadowlands is announcing a change in post time for live racing. Beginning on Saturday, Dec. 26, post time for the first race will be 6 p.m.    The 6 p.m. post time will continue for all live programs, racing Friday and Saturdays through March 13.   "We've been considering going earlier for some time," said general manager Jason Settlemoir. ...
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Ronnie Wrenn Jr. wins 6,000th career race

on 12/07/2020 8:57 PM
Ronnie Wrenn Jr. made his 6,000th trip to the winner’s circle after scoring with Naughty Maravu N in MGM Northfield Park’s seventh race on Monday.   Naughty Maravu N won by a half-length over favored Mysical Wally (Aaron Merriman), returning $5 to win. The 1:54 clocking was the 27th career win for the 10-year-old gelded pacer, who now has $231,025 in earning...
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Repeat winners in DSBF 3FT divisions

on 12/07/2020 7:25 PM
​For the two $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund divisions of 3-year-old filly trotters it was deja vu Monday at Dover Downs as the winners from last week repeated this week. ​The first early non-wagering race went to Emmy’s Mayflower(Anders Bluestone-Stirling Charisma) for driver Russell Foster in 1:56.4. She is trained by Russell’s uncle, Eri...
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Kixton Hanover takes Meadows feature

on 12/07/2020 6:36 PM
 Kixton Hanover roared through the stretch to capture Monday's co-feature at The Meadows, a $10,000 Conditioned Trot.   When I Have A Dream pulled the pocket down the backside and opened a daylight lead, it appeared the others were racing for minor awards. But when Wilbur Yoder asked Kixton Hanover for more, the 3-year-old Trixton-Keepsake Hanover gelding responded, overtakin...
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Kacey Burns drives first-ever winner

on 12/07/2020 6:29 PM
It was an exciting Monday (Dec. 7) for 23-year-old provisional driver Kacey Burns as she scored her first ever pari-mutuel victory in the second race at Hollywood Dayton Raceway.  Although she started racing at Ohio county fairs when she was 16, and has 20 wins on the summer circuit, this 1:58.2 tally with Bad Secret was her first in limited attempts at a commercial track.   Bad ...
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