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Lindy Pearl, Crystalline win Plainridge features

on 11/22/2019 10:10 PM
A pair of $12,000 conditioned events for trotters under 6-years of age were contested at Plainridge Park on Friday afternoon and it was girl power all around as 3-year-old fillies Lindy Pearl and Crystalline were much the best in their respective divisions despite weather that continued to decline as the day went on.  Lindy Pearl (Drew Monti) got away sixth; seven lengths behind the l...
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Walker drives Keystone Blade to upset in Billings

on 11/22/2019 7:06 PM
Parked the opening five-eighths following an unruly pre-race performance, Keystone Blade nevertheless found more for Kelly “Sky” Walker and sprang an 18-1 upset in Friday’s $25,000 Midwestern Championship of the C.K.G. Billings Amateur Trot at The Meadows. The event, styled as the Delvin Miller Memorial Gold Cup, was contested at 1 1/4 miles over a “good” surfa...
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Tim Tetrick celebrates 38th with Philly six-bagger

on 11/22/2019 7:01 PM
The only thing hotter than the 38 candles on Tim Tetrick’s birthday cake on Friday was his continued scorching form in the sulky at Harrah’s Philadelphia, where he guided six more winners, including She’s Allright in 1:52.4 while taking the $17,000 distaff pacing feature. Tetrick got away second with the sophomore daughter of Sweet Lou, who was a Jugette finalist, then brush...
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Shartin N "back in order" heading into TVG final

on 11/22/2019 3:59 PM
Prior to second-place finishes in October’s Allerage and Breeders Crown events for mare pacers, Shartin N had never lost consecutive starts during her North American racing career, a span of 39 races.   So, trainer Jim King Jr. breathed a little easier when Shartin N snapped that skid with a win in last week’s invitational for fillies and mares at Dover Downs. The 6-year-o...
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Arch Madness dies at age 15

on 11/22/2019 3:15 PM
Arch Madness, a winner of more than $4.2 million who competed in seven Breeders Crown finals and three Elitlopps in Sweden, recently died at the age of 15. Trainer Trond Smeshammer said Arch Madness was discovered dead in his stall at the Maine farm of Michael Andrews, where the trotter had resided since his retirement after his 10-year-old campaign in 2014.   “He meant everythi...
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Horseman Bryce Truitt dies at 87

on 11/22/2019 12:24 PM
Horseman Bryce Norwood  "Woody" Truitt, 87, of Whaleyville, Md., died Nov. 18 at Coastal Hospice At The Lake in Salisbury, Md. Mr. Truitt was born in Whaleyville and was the son of the late Joseph Truitt and Achsah (Holloway) King. He was a retired Standardbred trainer and a member of the United States Trotting Association. He is survived by a son, Randy N. (Dawn); his compa...
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Beautiful Sin, "Ubeaut" look to topple mares in TVGs

on 11/22/2019 11:36 AM
Warrawee Ubeaut and Beautiful Sin will make history Saturday when they become the first 3-year-old fillies to compete against mares in the TVG championships at the Meadowlands. Their connections hope they can add to their stories with victories in their respective races.   Neither horse faces an easy assignment. Warrawee Ubeaut meets a field in the $175,000 Mare Pace that includes the...
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Northfield sets Nov. 27 for Single Six mandatory payout

on 11/22/2019 8:51 AM
MGM Northfield Park has received permission from the Ohio State Racing Commission to have a mandatory payout of the entire Single Six pool on Wednesday, Nov. 27. The 20-cent Single Six is a unique combination Pick-6 wager held nightly on races nine through 14. The wager has not been solved by a single combination winner in over six weeks, and the carryover pool has grown to an all-time high $119,...
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Bettor Memories one of seven Dunn wins at Dover

on 11/22/2019 8:49 AM
Gus Dovi’s Bettor Memories won the $25,000 Open Pace at Dover Downs on Thursday night, giving driver Dexter Dunn one of seven wins on the program.   Dunn waited for the early speed to settle before taking the lead with the 6-year-old Bettor’s Delight gelding. Bettor Memories cut fractions of :26, :53.4 and 1:21.3 on his way to a lifetime mark of 1:49.3. Little Ben and Tim ...
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Another new winner in Dayton feature trot

on 11/21/2019 9:32 PM
The Open Trot at the 2019 Hollywood Dayton meet has produced a host of different winners and in keeping with the trend the weekly $17,500 feature produced another new winner’s circle visitor on Thursday night.   Whata Swan (John DeLong), a sophomore son of Swan For All, added his name to the lengthening list by beating Lindy’s Big Bang (Brandon Bates) and Sweet Mr Pinetuck...
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Monti wins 1,500th; Ranger wins 5 at Plainridge

on 11/21/2019 8:45 PM
Driver Drew Monti captured the 1,500th win of his career on Thursday afternoon at Plainridge Park when he guided the venerable trotter Hailstorm Volo to a gate to wire victory in the second race.    For his career, Monti now has 1,501 wins, 1,346 seconds and 1,295 thirds out of 9,320 starts with a Uni...
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Dayson captures Philly feature

on 11/21/2019 7:02 PM
The millionaire Dayson overcame adversity in starting position and racing fortune to win the $18,000 featured trot at Harrah’s Philadelphia on Thursday afternoon, able to rally after a fast half to win in 1:54.1. The victorious Conway Hall gelding was part of the quick early tempo, as driver Yannick Gingras had him four-wide early, then backed off and tucked midpack as Sylvesteramericanit...
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TVGs, Final Four in new Weekend Preview!

on 11/21/2019 4:14 PM
We’re just about at the finish line for the 2019 stakes season, but not before the older horses and the 2 year olds duke it out one more time on Saturday at the Meadowlands. In the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview, Brian Sears talks about his drives behind Gimpanzee and McWicked in the TVG finals. Yannick Gingras also gives his thoughts about his TVG finalists Atlanta and Warrawe...
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Dibaba N scores in Saratoga debut

on 11/21/2019 3:10 PM
Dibaba N (Shadow Play) made her local debut a winning one in Thursday’s feature at Saratoga Casino Hotel. The 5-year-old mare was making her first start out of the Jose Godinez stable when she went off as the public’s 1-9 betting favorite in the $18,000 Fillies and Mares Open on a pleasant Thursday afternoon in the Spa city.   Dibaba N got away last in the field of fi...
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McWicked to retire following Saturday's TVG final

on 11/21/2019 2:17 PM
The richest pacing stallion in harness racing history, McWicked will make his final career start in the TVG Open Pace this Saturday at the Meadowlands. Trainer Casie Coleman told Standardbred Canada’s Trot Insider that owner Ed James made the decision to shut the 8 year old down on Thursday. "Ed phoned me just a bit ago and made his decision," said Coleman from her Florida ...
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USTA: RMTC does not represent Standardbreds

on 11/21/2019 1:24 PM
In an announcement from the Racing Medication & Testing Consortium (RMTC) on Wednesday (Nov. 21) regarding non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) administration time and intra-articular injections, that organization inaccurately portrayed their relationship with the U.S. Trotting Association when they stated that, “The RMTC consists of 23 racing industry stakeholders and organizati...
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Nominations open for Caretaker of the Year

on 11/21/2019 11:43 AM
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2019 Caretaker of the Year. The award, sponsored by Art Zubrod and Leah Cheverie’s Fair Island Farm in conjunction with the United States Harness Writers Association (USHWA), recognizes the unsung heroes of the sport—the caretakers who maintain the health and welfare of the horses on a daily basis.   Initially titled Groom of the ...
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Milton Smith, trainer of American Winner, dies

on 11/21/2019 11:25 AM
Milton Smith passed away on Nov. 20 at the Ohio Living Care Center in Columbus, Ohio. Mr. Smith was 77 years old and lived in Grove City, Ohio.   In 1993, Mr. Smith was the trainer of American Winner who won the Hambletonian for owner Bob Key. Mr. Smith raced in Ohio and Pennsylvania for many years and loved the fairs, he was truly a jack-of-all-trades.   Mr. Smit...
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Courtly Choice retiring after TVG

on 11/21/2019 9:35 AM
Winbak Farm of New York is proud to announce that 2019 Canadian Pacing Derby Final Winner and Commodore Barry Invitational Winner, Courtly Choice, p, 2, 1:53.1h; 3, 1:47.1 -'18 ($1,342,254), will be the newest addition to its impressive 2020 lineup.   Courtly Choice will be retired after racing in the TVG Final on Saturday at The Meadowlands. “Winbak Farm is excited to ad...
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Captain Crunch wins Progress elim in 1:47.3

on 11/20/2019 9:14 PM
Captain Crunch ($5.80) rebounded from a break in last week’s Matron Stakes in a big way, pacing the fastest mile in the history of Dover Downs with a 1:47.3 score in Wednesday’s (Nov. 20) $35,000 Hap Hansen Progress Pace elimination. Captain Crunch and driver Yannick Gingras left from post five to clear U S Captain (Dexter Dunn) on approach to the first turn, and the pair travel...
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