Paquet, Plano reach milestones at Pompano

on 11/05/2019 11:40 AM
Rick Plano and Fern Paquet Jr. achieved important milestones at Pompano Park on Monday night with Plano scoring his 7,000th career victory, just 20 minutes after Paquet notched his 3,000th win.   Plano, who has been involved in harness racing for five decades, reached the winners circle with the 3-year-old filly Hypnotic Racer, who was facing an older group of mares . ...
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Freaky Feet Pete retired from racing

on 11/05/2019 7:43 AM
According to a social media post from his owners, Freaky Feet Pete has been retired from racing. The seven-year-old son of Rockin Image retires with a mark of 1:47.1 and earnings in excess of $1.6 million.   Freaky Feet Pete is slated to join the roster at Paul and Cathy Webb’s Ivy Lane Farm for the 2020 breeding season.   Freaky Feet Pete captured the attenti...
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$550,000 top price in big Harrisburg opener

on 11/04/2019 8:39 PM
With 10 yearlings selling for prices ranging from $300,000 to $550,000, the opening session of the Standardbred Horse Sales Company's annual yearling auction in Harrisburg, Pa., finished with a whopping 22.3 percent increase in the average price. The 168 horses sold generated an average price of $114,446, up from $93,541 in 2018. The sale topper in the opening session on Monday wa...
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Wasn’t easy, but O So Easy wins at Plainridge

on 11/04/2019 6:26 PM
Drafting off the pace early in pursuit of a stiff fraction, O So Easy rallied past the half to capture the $20,000 Open Handicap trot at Plainridge Park on Monday afternoon.   Madhatter Bluechip (Kevin Switzer Jr.) took his usual position on the front end off the gate and flew to the quarter in :26.3. Shorething Fashion (Nick Graffam) was keeping a fairly close stance while the rest o...
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Zendt wins 3,000th race at The Meadows

on 11/04/2019 5:41 PM
Whats The Word roared from the pocket past the three-quarters and overpowered the leader, Donatover, en route to victory in Monday’s $18,000 Open 1 Handicap Trot at The Meadows.   Sensing that Donatover was vulnerable after a demanding opening quarter, Jim Pantaleano moved the winner from the pocket early. Whats The Word responded by scoring in 1:54.1, three-quarters of a l...
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Bit Of A Legend N to stand at Midland Acres in 2020

on 11/04/2019 11:51 AM
Midland Acres proudly announces that Bit Of A Legend N will stand stud for the 2020 breeding season. The son of Bettor’s Delight out of Soky's Legend - Soky's Atom brings to Ohio a horse with early speed, soundness, durability, and toughness.    Bit Of A Legend N has won over $2.5 million, with $1,877,685 Domestic earnings and $659,686 International money as a ...
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Larry Karr three-peats at Harrah’s Philadelphia

on 11/03/2019 8:28 PM
 Ron Burke trainee Larry Karr ($5.60) captured his third straight win on Sunday afternoon at Harrah's Philadelphia, cruising to a powerful 1:49.4 score in the day's featured $18,000 top-level conditioned pace. Dexter Dunn sent the 4-year-old A Rocknroll Dance gelding clear of Rockapelo (Tim Tetrick) through a sharp :26.2 first quarter, and the pair maintained a healthy pace th...
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Kentucky horseman H.T. Jerrell dies at 87

on 11/03/2019 8:23 PM
Hugh Thomas “H.T.” Jerrell, age 87, of Kevil, Ky., passed away at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2, at his residence. Born on Oct. 4, 1932, and known by most as H.T., Mr. Jerrell spent most of his adult life owning, training and racing Standardbred racehorses. He started training and racing in the early 1950s and had several outstanding trotters and pacers during the...
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Havefaithinme N captures Yonkers Preferred

on 11/03/2019 7:17 AM
A pocketed Havefaithinme N (Jason Bartlett, $10) slipped up the inside, picking off 2-5 favorite Rodeo Rock (Eric Goodell) Saturday night, winning Yonkers Raceway’s $35,000 Preferred Pace. The feature, pared down to a half-dozen after a pair of defections, saw Havefaithinme N—in one notch to post position No. 3—make the first lead. He was then leapfrogged by polester Ro...
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Marloe Hanover, Force N Fury best in Kindergarten paces

on 11/02/2019 11:58 PM
Marloe Hanover returned from a show finish in the Breeders Crown freshman-filly pace final to score a 1:50.3 win the $192,500 Kindergarten Classic Filly Pace Final, sponsored by Daniel Baer and South Mountain Stables, on Saturday at the Meadowlands. From the moment the gate swung open, Marloe Hanover, driven by David Miller, aimed to be on top, leaving brightly with Hen Party and th...
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Bronx Seelster bests older foes at Pocono

on 11/02/2019 11:30 PM
The Big Jim sophomore colt Bronx Seelster, fresh off racing in his Breeders Crown final, went to the top against mostly older foes in the $17,500 feature at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono Downs Saturday night, then responded gamely to post a 1:50.3 victory in 40-degree temperatures. Simon Allard, who had three victories on the night, hustled the sophomore to the top before the :26.2 ini...
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Tookadiveoffdipper wins Dayton open

on 11/02/2019 11:27 PM
Tookadiveoffdipper, the ultra-consistent 5-year-old son of Always A Virgin, copped the $17,500 Open Pace at Hollywood Dayton Raceway on Saturday for his seventh win of the season.  The Virgil Morgan Jr. trainee surpassed the $100,000 seasonal earnings plateau with the victory.  In 2018, the winner also triumphed on seven occasions and banked $99,360.    Driver Brett Miller opt...
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Monti, Shepherd, Woodrum sweep Batavia features

on 11/02/2019 11:25 PM
The formidable team of owner Robert Woodburn, trainer Patrick Shepherd and driver Drew Monti struck again in prime time to win both feature races on Saturday night at Batavia Downs.    In the $12,500 Open I Handicap pace, Down On My Luck scored his sixth win in only eight starts at Batavia Downs this year after he made a second-over move past the half, took over the lead fro...
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EL Ideal, Senorita Rita win Kindergarten trot finals

on 11/02/2019 10:23 PM
A recall did not hamper the groove of EL Ideal as the late-blooming Ake Svanstedt trainee cruised to a 1:53.1 victory in the $251,460 Kindergarten Classic Colt and Gelding Trot Final—sponsored by Diamond Creek Farm—on Saturday, Nov. 2 at the Meadowlands. Beyond Kronos, sent at odds of 69-1, blasted from post 8 to the front while Sky Castles also showed speed but began to gallop ro...
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Last call for Roger Huston at The Meadows

on 11/02/2019 6:35 PM
“It’s been enjoyable; a new direction coming up for yours truly. Thank you so very much. Adios from The Meadows.”   With those words, Roger Huston brought down the curtain on his 44 years as “The Voice” of The Meadows. He’s called more than 188,000 races in his career, but at 77, he’s cutting back. He’ll continue to call the Little Brown...
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Buen Camino upsets at 50-1 at Meadowlands

on 11/02/2019 5:58 AM
Look out below! After being dismissed at odds of 50-1, Buen Camino shocked an abbreviated star-laden field in the featured $30,000 Preferred for trotters at the Meadowlands Friday night.   The Trond Smedshammer trainee was in no hurry in the early stages, sitting fifth past the quarter and the half. Heading to three-quarters, driver Scott Zeron put Buen Camino in a perfect spot s...
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Don’t Let’em rebounds at Hoosier

on 11/02/2019 5:53 AM
Grand Circuit racing action was back in the spotlight at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday, November 1 as some of the sport’s brightest stars ventured to Hoosier Park for the final night of Grand Circuit racing this season.   The evening’s 12-race card was highlighted by the $120,000 Crossroads of America for three-year-old filly trotters, The $120,00...
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Allbeastnobeauty best in Dayton F&M open

on 11/01/2019 10:06 PM
Allbeastnobeauty has hit the board in all of her six starts this meet at Hollywood Dayton Raceway, but hadn't found the winner's circle following the weekly $17,500 Fillies and Mares Open Pace until Friday.   Trainer-driver Dan Noble left the gate aggressively with the 4-year-old daughter of Sportsmaster, quarter-moving to the front just past the :26.4 opening panel, then pres...
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Write Me A Song pens Yonkers victory

on 11/01/2019 10:03 PM
A pocketed Write Me A Song (George Brennan, $6.10) picked off favored I’mprincessgemma A (Joe Bongiorno) nearing the wire Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway’s $42,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace. Making the first lead from post position No. 5, Write Me A Song stuffed Tequila Monday (Eric Goodell) in behind before yielding to 7-5 choice I’mprincessgemma A. ...
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Dragin The Wagon wins 50th career race

on 11/01/2019 10:00 PM
It was a landmark night for owner Cary Cantelon as her prized trotter Dragin The Wagon shipped in from a three-week stint at Yonkers Raceway to score his 50th lifetime win in the $12,500 Open Handicap trot at Batavia Downs on Friday night.  Driver Aaron Byron left hard with Dragin The Wagon from post five and crossed over in the first turn. But he was soon joined by Joey Pro (Jim Mo...
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