No touching Kissin In The Sand in Milton 

on 09/27/2020 8:06 AM
Kissin In The Sand brushed to the lead in the second-quarter and scooted away with ease to a 1:49 victory in the $215,000 Milton Stakes.    Jody Jamieson guided the Nancy Takter trainee to victory, moving to the lead from third, creating separation on rivals racing to three-quarters and then pacing home in :26.4 to close out a victory of five lengths.    "I j...
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Caviart Audrey placed first in wild She’s A Great Lady 

on 09/27/2020 8:05 AM
Caviart Audrey went from second to first following a long inquiry in Saturday's $455,000 She's A Great Lady at Woodbine Mohawk Park.    Scarlett Hanover and driver Andrew McCarthy found a seam late at the pylons after screaming for room throughout the stretch. It appeared instantly that Scarlett Hanover had grabbed the victory, however, the Judges lit the inquiry sig...
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Exploit delivers Metro Pace stunner 

on 09/27/2020 8:04 AM
Exploit and driver Doug McNair stole the spotlight from Tony Alagna stablemate Abuckabett Hanover to win the $720,000 Metro Pace on Saturday night at Woodbine Mohawk Park.    McNair mapped out a perfect second-over trip for Exploit on the back of 1/5 favorite Abuckabett Hanover to surge by powerfully in the lane for a 1:50.4 win at odds of 35-1.    "He was fe...
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Venerate captures inaugural Mohawk Million 

on 09/27/2020 8:02 AM
Venerate and driver Andrew McCarthy powered off cover at the head of the stretch to win the $1,320,000 Mohawk Million on Saturday night at Woodbine Mohawk Park.    A full field of ten rookie trotters, including three fillies, met in the inaugural Mohawk Million, a "buy-in" race with nine slots available for the purchase of $110,000 each and a final slot awarded to the w...
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Golden Gun wins Vernon closing night feature

on 09/26/2020 8:55 PM
Golden Gun (Jeff Sorenson) captures the $4,400 featured pace on closing night at Vernon Downs on Friday (September 26).    Golden Gun ($22.00) went straight to the front and led to the first quarter in :26.3.  Chip Walther (Leon Bailey) followed second with Chatelroll (Truman Gale) in third.  Golden Gun controlled the pace with a :29.0 second quarter hitting t...
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King James Express wins Renaissance Pace at Freehold

on 09/26/2020 8:53 PM
The result might have been a bit closer than he liked, but King James Express did what he was expected to do, and won the Renaissance Pace for 2-year-old colts and geldings at Freehold Raceway on Saturday (Sept. 26). Off his win in the New York Sire Stakes final at Yonkers Raceway, he was made the 4-5 favorite in the field of five. He sat in the pocket most of the way, tracking behind early l...
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Canadian Hall of Famer Bill Galvin dies

on 09/26/2020 8:15 PM
Trot Insider has reported that Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Famer William ‘Bill’ Galvin of Mississauga, Ont. has passed away at the age of 89. A native of Arnprior, Ont., Galvin made a tremendous impact on horse racing in the country -- so much so that he was part of just the second class to be inducted into the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame’s Communicator ca...
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KEEP group issues statement on Historical Racing

on 09/26/2020 1:56 PM
The Kentucky Equine Education Project (KEEP) released the following statement in response to the Kentucky Supreme Court's Opinion calling into question the operation of historical horse racing (HHR) in the Commonwealth:   "Thursday's ruling by the Kentucky Supreme Court is devastating to the Commonwealth, the horse industry and the tens of thousands of Kentuckians who wor...
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Three stay unbeaten in Kindergarten at Big M

on 09/26/2020 7:40 AM
Fire Start Hanover, Commanding Officer and Summa Cum Laude all remained perfect through two legs of the Kindergarten Classic for 2-year-olds at The Meadowlands Friday night.   Fire Start Hanover had an easy time of it in the first race filly pace, sailing down the road in a lifetime-best 1:52.1 to win by 1¾ lengths with driver Victor Kirby calling the shots. The daughter of Som...
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Impressive performances on undercard at Harrah's Hoosier Park

on 09/26/2020 7:37 AM
Crucial with David Miller holding the lines was the first to enter the winner's circle in Grand Circuit action at Harrah's Hoosier Park on Friday (Sept. 5) when the 3-year-old filly captured the $105,000 Moni Maker Stakes. The daughter of Father Patrick-Jolene Jolene collected the first of eight trophies on Breeders Crown Preview evening. The sensational 15-race card disseminated $1.2 mill...
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This Is The Plan defends Hoosier Park Pacing Derby title

on 09/26/2020 7:36 AM
On a night filled with stakes action, This Is The Plan made Hoosier Park history as he became the first ever back-to back winner of the $140,000 Hoosier Park Pacing Derby at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday, September 26. With Dexter Dunn in the bike, This Is The Plan utilized a pocket trip to score the victory by three parts of a length in 1:49:1. Dismissed at odds of 7-1...
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Gimpanzee collars Atlanta to triumph in Caesars Trotting Classic 

on 09/26/2020 7:34 AM
They had eight high quality rivals including world champion Guardian AS, Breeders Crown victor Fiftydallarbill, Indiana champions Custom Cantab and Bridge To Jesse's and defending champion Lindy The Great but it all came down to Atlanta and Gimpanzee on Friday (Sept. 5) at Harrah's Hoosier Park in the $150,000 Caesar's Trotting Classic. The mare and stallion did not disappoint as two...
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Miss You impresses in Hollywood Dayton debut

on 09/25/2020 10:41 PM
Miss You scored an impressive 1:50.3 triumph in her debut at Hollywood Dayton Raceway, coasting to an open lengths victory in a $14,000 Mares Open.   Driver Jeremy Smith took no prisoners in the feature event blasting from mid pack behind the gate to the early lead in the first furlong.  The outcome was never in serious doubt as the New Zealand-bred 6 year old daug...
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Western Tyrant gets 3rd straight, Palone wins 5 at Meadows

on 09/25/2020 9:02 PM
Western Tyrant followed live cover, then brushed wide through the lane to capture his third straight victory in Friday's $10,800 co-feature at The Meadows, a $20,000-$25,000 Claiming Handicap Pace.   Western Tyrant was fifth when Dave Palone positioned him behind the first-over Bugger Bruiser. The 6-year-old Western Terror-Fans Bikini gelding moved three wide through the final tur...
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3YO fillies in Liberty Bell Stakes headline Friday at Philly

on 09/25/2020 8:59 PM
Three-year-old fillies were spotlighted in $150,000 worth of Liberty Bell stakes series action during the Friday afternoon card at Harrah's Philadelphia, with two divisions for pacers and three for trotters.   The first pace saw the ultraconsistent Rocknificent, competitive not only within the state but with the North American elite, handle a late pocket charge from Drama Act to w...
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Big Hoosier card, Mohawk Million in Weekend Preview!

on 09/25/2020 2:44 PM
Another exciting weekend of major stakes action begins Friday night with a huge card at Harrah’s Hoosier Park that includes the Caesars Trotting Classic, Hoosier Park Pacing Derby, Jenna’s Beach Boy and Moni Maker. The new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview has all the program pages as well as trainer Brian Brown’s thoughts as he sends two horses for the Elevation for 2-yea...
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RCI: federal bill may encourage states to defund commissions

on 09/25/2020 12:42 PM
The newly proposed Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act of 2020 (S.4547) may provide an incentive for States to defund existing anti-doping and medication rule enforcement programs according to an analysis being prepared for the Association of Racing Commissioners International (ARCI) so the group can help achieve a “smooth transition” should the measure be enacted. “COVID-1...
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Exacta to introduce new Historical Racing system

on 09/25/2020 10:00 AM
Exacta Systems announced Friday that it will introduce a new Historic Horse Racing (HHR) system in Kentucky following a decision of the Kentucky Supreme Court. In its ruling on whether HHR as currently operated in Kentucky fell within the Kentucky statutory requirements, the Kentucky Court wrote that wagering “requires that patrons generate the pools based on wagering on the same discre...
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Lexington Mixed Sale catalog available

on 09/24/2020 10:55 PM
The sale catalog and past performances booklet for the Lexington Selected Mixed Sale are now available on the sales company’s website,, and on the Equineline sales catalog app.   The sale will be held Saturday, Oct. 10, the evening after the annual Selected Yearling sale concludes. Post time is 7 p.m. at the Fasig-Tipton Newtown Paddocks in Lexing...
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Ocean Rock's 1:49.3 equals Delaware track mark

on 09/24/2020 9:29 PM
Ocean Rock (Dan Noble) equaled the Delaware County Fair track record for 3-year-old pacing geldings in the second of two Ohio Breeders Championship divisions for his age, sex and gait on Thursday’s (Sept. 24) Little Brown Jug undercard with his 1:49.3 mile. Sandra Burnett owns the Rockin Amadeus gelding who swept the Ohio State Fair Stakes and Ohio Sires Stakes final. Elver Hanover (...
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