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Shawn Gray wins 4 of 9 at Plainridge

on 11/25/2019 8:31 PM
Driver Shawn Gray kicked off the final week of racing in Massachusetts in a big way, winning four races on the nine-race card at Plainridge Park on Monday afternoon (Nov. 25) including the $16,000 Open Handicap trot.   In the feature race, Gray drove Quicksilver Kemp from post four an got away last in the field of five while Nows The Moment (Mike Stevenson) stepped lively on the front with ...
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No Lasix for 2YOs in Kentucky in 2020?

on 11/25/2019 3:48 PM
By a vote of 6-2, the Kentucky Equine Drug Research Council approved a recommendation on Monday morning (Nov. 25) to eliminate the use of furosemide (Lasix) in 2 year olds on race day beginning in 2020, and in 2021 to also ban furosemide in all stakes races conducted in the state. The Kentucky State Horse Racing Commission will now consider the recommendation at its next monthly meeting, Dec. 9....
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Winbak announces 2020 stud fees

on 11/25/2019 12:01 PM
In 2020, Winbak Farm will be standing stallions in Delaware, Maryland, New York, Ontario and Pennsylvania.   The farm welcomes Jimmy Freight to Winbak Farm of Ontario and Courtly Choice to Winbak Farm of New York.   Below, please find the list of 2020 stallions and their respective stud fees. Click on a stallion’s name to reach their individual stallion page.  ...
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Lyons Steel posts third straight win

on 11/25/2019 8:14 AM
Following two consecutive Preferred wins at Freehold, Lyons Steel ($4.40) extended his streak to three with a 1:52.3 victory in the $18,000 pacing feature on Sunday (Nov. 24) at Harrah's Philadelphia. The 4-year-old Rock N Roll Heaven gelding and driver David Miller worked clear of Nine Ways (Tony Morgan) after a :27.1 first quarter, and then parried two separate challenges en route to the ...
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Northfield, Meadows carryovers grow

on 11/25/2019 8:12 AM
The 20¢ Northfield Single Six (a unique combination Pick-6) carryover continues to grow as the wager was hit with multiple tickets on Sunday, pushing the carryover to $136,274. The jackpot for the Super Hi-5 at The Meadows also continues to rise. The jackpot for Monday’s Super Hi-5 is $49,290.29. The Super Hi-5 is offered on the final race of each live card. The 20¢ No...
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Oldford wins Billings East Regional final

on 11/24/2019 7:46 AM
The 2019 CKG Billings Amateur Driving Series is now in the books after $25,000 Gold Cup Championship Finals in the series Midwest and Eastern regions. Friday night at The Meadows Kelly “Sky” Walker emerged victorious with Keystone Blade in the Midwest final and Saturday at Yonkers Raceway Steve “You're Never Too” Oldford scored with Blasco in the East Region...
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Stormy Kromer, Jack’s Legend take Yonkers features

on 11/24/2019 7:43 AM
‘Twas a pair of Yonkers Raceway $35,000 Preferred Handicaps highlighting the Saturday night soiree.  Stormy Kromer (Brent Holland, $36.80) edged past Will Take Charge (Jordan Stratton) in the week’s marquee trot, snapping that one in a season’s-best 1:54.  The latter retook from the eventual winner, throwing down subsections of :27.3, :57 and 1:25.2 while Top ...
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Caviart Ally edges Shartin; Emoticon Hanover repeats

on 11/24/2019 12:10 AM
 It took a while for the Bettor’s Delight mare Caviart Ally ($8.80) to find a way to defeat the season-long pacing mare divisional leader Shartin N, but “Ally” was able to exploit the late-found knowledge for the third time in recent weeks, just nosing out her ultimate rival in taking the $175,000 TVG Mare Pace final Saturday night at the Meadowlands in a stakes-recor...
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Six Pack caps career with TVG win; Manchego 2nd

on 11/24/2019 12:06 AM
 Six Pack went out a winner, capping his career by capturing Saturday’s $350,000 TVG Open Trot championship by three-quarters of a length with a track-record 1:50 performance over a surface labeled “good” because of rain at the Meadowlands. Manchego, the lone mare in the race, finished second and Guardian Angel AS was third. Gimpanzee, the 3-year-old taking on olde...
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Papi Rob Hanover, JK First Lady come up big in Final Four

on 11/23/2019 11:20 PM
Papi Rob Hanover dominated the freshman-pacer field to win the Governor’s Cup and JK First Lady won the Three Diamonds freshman-filly pace at the Meadowlands on Saturday.  Papi Rob Hanover, the 1-9 favorite, was never challenged winning the $401,850 Governor’s Cup for two-year-old pacing colts in a 1:51.1 mile. Driver David Miller was in no hurry to get to the lead with Pa...
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Trainer Buck Hollar sends out 1,000th winner

on 11/23/2019 11:07 PM
Longtime Ohio horseman Calvin “Buck” Hollar reached a career milestone on Saturday, harnessing his 1,000th training victory.  The achievement was realized when Ronnie Wrenn Jr. drove Pinkpolosocks to a 1:54 victory to win the evening’s fifth race.  Hollar’s father, Billy, sold cars for a living and happen to sell a truck to Michigan horseman Ron Bat...
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I’m A Big Deal splashes to Dayton victory

on 11/23/2019 11:04 PM
I’m A Big Deal (Brett Miller) lived up to his name on Saturday at Hollywood Dayton Raceway. The 4-year-old son of Somebeachsomewhere, a recent $155,000 purchase at the Harrisburg sale, captured the $17,500 Open Pace in 1:50.2 over a sloppy track.  The even-money favorite cut all the early fractions (:26.4, :55.3, and 1:22.3) before tacking on a :28 final panel to top Fourbol...
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TVG Open Pace crown goes to Always A Prince

on 11/23/2019 11:00 PM
Always A Prince and driver Yannick Gingras went to the front from post eight and never looked back, rolling to a 1:48.2 win in Saturday’s $350,000 TVG Open Pace championship at The Meadowlands. The margin of victory was 4 3/4 lengths. Bettor’s Wish, the lone 3-year-old in the field of older male pacers, finished second and American History was third. Always A Prince, train...
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EL Ideal, Senorita Rita win Final Four trots

on 11/23/2019 10:10 PM
The trotting side of the Fall Final Four for 2 year olds Saturday night at the Meadowlands saw a favorite foiled and a favorite deliver. Misfortune for 1-2 favorite Amigo Volo paid fortune for 3-1 second choice EL Ideal in the $505,050 Valley Victory Final—sponsored by Kentuckiana Farms. At the gate’s acceleration Amigo Volo lost stride, racing distanced from the field whi...
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Morales III wins 4 at Batavia

on 11/23/2019 9:23 PM
A late-comer to the party, Renaldo Morales III headed to Genesee County upon the completion of the Tioga Downs meet and since arriving has become one of the hotter drivers in the area. On Saturday he continued to streak as he won four races, including both pacing features at Batavia Downs.  In the $12,500 Open I Handicap Morales put Howmac Dancer right on the point and led the entire rac...
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Splurge On Me tops Blooded Horse at $82,000

on 11/23/2019 1:29 PM
The 72nd Annual Fall Blooded Horse Sale, held Nov. 19-21 at the Champions Center in Springfield, Ohio, witnessed its highest average in the history of its fall edition. The sale was topped by leading Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots filly Splurge On Me at $82,000.    Consigned by Robert McIntosh, the 3-year-old daughter of Kadabra had 12 wins and $102,000 earned.&nb...
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Limited North American shares in Greenshoe available

on 11/23/2019 1:26 PM
A very limited number of  North American shares in trotting superstar Greenshoe are still available. Greenshoe is standing at Hanover Shoe Farms in 2020 for a fee of $25,000.   Greenshoe is one of the most electrifying horses to ever don a harness. Greenshoe was the  New Jersey Sire Stakes champion at 2 and 3 as well as winner of the Stanley Dancer, Zweig Memorial, Kentucky ...
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Shellie De Vie cruises in Meadowlands feature

on 11/23/2019 6:40 AM
Shellie De Vie was the recipient of a superb drive by Vinny Ginsburg, and the result was an easy 3¼-length score in the $25,000 featured conditioned pace for fillies and mares at the Meadowlands Friday night. The 4-year-old daughter of Bettor’s Delight-Beach Girl De Vie was put on the point around the first turn and made the quarter in :27.3. Oceania, the 4-5 favorite, was sittin...
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Lougazi back on top in Batavia Open

on 11/22/2019 10:16 PM
 After making back-to-back breaks earlier this month forcing him to qualify, Lougazi rebounded from an off-track last week to score an easy 1-¼ length victory in the $12,500 Open I Handicap trot at Batavia Downs on Friday evening. Rockefeller Lindy (Dave McNeight III) inherited the lead off the pylons as no one else left in the abbreviated field of five. He took advantage of ...
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Robyn Camden captures Yonkers Preferred

on 11/22/2019 10:14 PM
Yonkers Raceway graded the distaff derby on a curve Friday night, going with a brisk $35,000 Preferred Handicap Pace for the ladies. It was Robyn Camden (Jim Marohn Jr., $16.20) getting the better of Lady Dela Renta A (Jordan Stratton) and 25-1 Cabowabocuttie (Eric Goodell) in a cavalcade of closers, the teletimer doing its thing in 1:55.4   At the outset, 4-5 fave Write Me a Son...
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