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Jimmy Freight to stand at Winbak Ontario

on 11/19/2019 8:51 AM
Winbak Farm of Ontario is proud to welcome O’Brien Award Winner, Jimmy Freight, p, 2, 1:52.3s; 3, 1:48.3s; 4, 1:48.1s -'19 ($1,457,405), for the 2020 season.   “We are excited to stand the only millionaire son of Sportswriter,” said Pat Woods, manager of Winbak Farm of Ontario. “Jimmy Freight dominated the Ontario Sire Stakes Program before successfull...
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O So Easy takes Plainridge Open

on 11/19/2019 8:37 AM
A consistent rain and sloppy track were no deterrent for O So Easy who took an unconventional route to victory in the $20,000 Open Handicap trotting feature at Plainridge Park on Monday afternoon (Nov. 18).   In a reversal of strategy, driver Bruce Ranger left with the usually slow-starting O So Easy and put her right on the point. The lone mare shook her tail at the eight boys in the...
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Northfield carryover tops $100,000

on 11/19/2019 8:35 AM
The 20¢ Northfield Single Six (a unique combination Pick-6) carryover continues to grow as the combination went unsolved, paying five of six, on Monday (Nove. 18), pushing the carryover to $100,571.  This is the first time in the history of the wager that that carryover has exceeded $100,000, The 20¢ Northfield Single Six offers a low 14 percent takeout rate and carri...
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Ohio Colt Racing honors Western's Last Gun

on 11/18/2019 8:07 PM
The Champaign County Fairgrounds once again was the site of the annual Ohio Colt Racing Association‘s dinner and awards fete on Sunday (Nov. 17) and a fine turnout was on hand to enjoy themselves.   After the officers of “the new and improved” OCRA, President Dr. Bob Schwartz, Vice President Dennis Fricke, Secretary Judith Foureman, and Treasurer Lisa Schwartz held t...
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Second leg of Delaware Breeders Fund

on 11/18/2019 8:04 PM
The second leg of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders’ Fund kicked off Monday (Nov. 18) afternoon at Dover series under a cloudy sky threatening rain but a mild temp and swift track surface.   Bebop On The Block (Gambler’s Dream-Seboomook Mao) repeated last week in a wire to wire score by 3-1/2 lengths in a new lifetime mark in 1:54.2 for driver, Dexter Dunn and trainer Josh ...
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Palone 2 away from 10,000; Final Breath takes top trot

on 11/18/2019 8:02 PM
Dave Palone drove a single winner Monday at The Meadows to lift his career total to 18,998. He’ll have plenty of chances to reach the 19,000 milestone Tuesday, with 12 assignments scheduled on the 13-race card.   Meanwhile, the jackpot for the Super Hi-5 grew to $40,921.13.  The wager is offered on the final race of each live card. Tuesday’s program also features a $5...
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Ten go to eliminate 2 in Wednesday's Progress Pace elim

on 11/18/2019 2:23 PM
Ten horses have been entered to compete in the Hap Hansen Progress Pace elimination race on Wednesday at Dover Downs.   Eight horses will have their noses on the gate with two horses scoring from the second tier. The top eight horses in the official order of finish will return for the final, worth $335,000, on Wednesday, Nov. 27.    Southwind Ozzi and American Mercu...
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Skyful Of Lighters takes honors in Pompano feature

on 11/18/2019 11:21 AM
On a relatively cold South night, Skyful Of Lighters, handled by Dave Ingraham, was red-hot in taking top honors in Pompano Park's Open II pacing feature.   The 8-year-old gelded son of Bettor's Delight had been knocking at the door in his two previous starts here but, on Sunday night, he out-gamed his competition in a "bang-bang" finish in 1:53.3.   While...
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TVGs, Final Four draws on Big M Facebook page Tuesday

on 11/18/2019 10:19 AM
The entries and post positions will be revealed for the TVG finals and Fall Final Four  during a live post position draw on Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 12:30 pm.   The event will be streamed exclusively on the Meadowlands Racetrack Facebook page. Fans should be sure to "Like" the Facebook page in order to view the stream.     The lineup on Saturday, Nov. 23...
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Dancin Yankee to stand at Ohio’s Cool Winds Farm

on 11/17/2019 12:03 PM
World champion and three-time Ohio Older Pacer of the Year Dancin Yankee p,1:47.2 ($2,003,907) has been retired from racing and will stand for stallion service at Cool Winds Farm, Lima, Ohio, for the 2020 breeding season. A perennial iron horse with 80 lifetime wins, as well as a fan favorite, the 11-year-old son of Yankee Cruiser earned over $115,000 in each of the last nine of his 10 rac...
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Ohio’s Swapportunity wins Wolverine-Buckeye Challenge

on 11/17/2019 2:25 AM
LaSalle Investments LLC's Swapportunity ($5.40) gave Ohio top honors in Saturday's $25,000 Wolverine-Buckeye Invitational Pace on Saturday evening at Northville Downs, just holding the Michigan-based Top Notch at bay.   Swapportunity left strongly from post two to establish close inside position, but yielded to Still Friskie (David Lake) and OGradys First Man (Don Harmon)...
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Angers Bayama, Lifetime Royalty win Harvest finals

on 11/17/2019 2:21 AM
 Series finals, a milestone and Jackpot score headlined an eventful Saturday evening at Woodbine Mohawk Park. An 11-race card featured a trio of main events with a pair of Harvest Series finals for Ontario-sired 3-year-old colts and geldings and a $34,000 Preferred Pace. Easy Lover Hanover became harness racing’s newest millionaire with 1:51.4 victory in the $34,000 Preferr...
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Swansea, Jack’s Legend N win Yonkers opens

on 11/17/2019 2:18 AM
Swansea (Austin Siegelman, $19.20) and Jack’s Legend N (Jason Bartlett, $3.90) proved best Saturday night, winning Yonkers Raceway’s pair of $42,000 Open Handicaps.   Swansea rolled from second-over in the week’s marquee trot, picking off a stubborn Will Take Charge (Jordan Stratton). From post position No.  5, he prevailed by a length in 1:55.1.  Will Take...
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Atlanta cruises in TVG prep at Big M

on 11/17/2019 2:14 AM
Atlanta tuned up for next week’s TVG Mares Trot by winning the Saturday night feature at the Meadowlands in dominant fashion. The fastest trotter in Big M history by virtue of her 1:49.1 clocking On July 6 of this year, Atlanta toyed with a talented field in the mile oval's featured $30,000 Preferred for trotters. Sent to the gate as the 3-5 public choice, driver Yannic...
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Highlights galore as Pocono closes 2019 season

on 11/16/2019 11:25 PM
n the closing night of the 2019 season at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, there were many highlights, with champions both human and equine honored. But stealing the show was 23-year-old provisional driver Sofia Zingale, who picked a dramatic circumstance in which to record her first-ever sulky victory – in the final $15,000 Billings Amateur Driving Series Eastern Championship. Zinga...
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Missile J prevails in Dayton feature

on 11/16/2019 10:55 PM
This hasn’t been a year to brag about for the classy veteran pacer Missile J, but on Saturday his back class prevailed in Hollywood Dayton Raceway’s $16,500 Open Pace.  The 6-year-old son of American Ideal won for just the third time in 18 seasonal starts—earning $48,955—but the 1:51.2 score was his 26th in his career and boosted his lifetime bounty...
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Tullow N powers to Batavia Downs Open victory

on 11/16/2019 9:28 PM
Starting slow and finishing fast was a winning strategy for Tullow N, who posted a convincing victory in the $12,500 Open I Handicap pace at Batavia Downs on a very cold Saturday night (Nov. 16).  I'm So Handsome (Billy Davis Jr.) took command early and led the single-file field to the half in :58.2. It was there that Tullow N (John Cummings Jr.) pulled first-over and motored up the ...
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Lather Up to stand at Ohio’s Sugar Valley

on 11/16/2019 11:32 AM
Lather Up’s ownership announced on Friday the decision to stand their world champion at Sugar Valley Farm in Ohio rather than at the new Diamond Creek farm in New York. “When we saw the overwhelming reception on the part of Ohio breeders coupled with that of top breeders from other states who appreciate the convenience of shipped semen, Adam (Bowden) and I thought it best to stand...
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Misslarose best in Meadowlands feature

on 11/16/2019 4:51 AM
Misslarose is a veteran who knows what the winner’s circle at the Meadowlands looks like, and the 5-year-old daughter of Majestic Son-Marion Chocolata found her way there again Friday night after winning the Big M’s featured event, a high-level $20,000 conditioned trot. Gemologist, the longest shot in the field at odds of 79-1, was on the go early and led the field past the q...
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Icanflylikeanangel wins Yonkers trot feature

on 11/16/2019 4:48 AM
With nary a distaff derby in sight Friday night, Yonkers Raceway offered $22,000 tri-features.  In the trot, odds-on favorite Icanflylikeanangel (Jason Bartlett, $3.30) has no issues whatsoever. From post position No. 5, he worked around Majestic Brayden (Joe Bongiorno), making the lead before a :28.1 opening quarter-mile. From, there, it was a  :58.2 intermission and 1:27 thr...
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