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Joe DeSimone Sr. dies at 93

on 11/06/2019 12:57 PM
Joseph Anthony DeSimone Sr. of Kiamesha Lake, NY, passed away on Monday, Nov. 4, at the Sullivan County Adult Care Center in Liberty.  He was 93.   Joe was a boxer in the Golden Gloves and his wife said, “He could do a mean lindy!”  When first Joe moved to Monticello, he drove for the Intercity Bus Line with his brothers and his father. He proudly se...
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Hanover announces stud fees for stallions

on 11/06/2019 12:16 PM
Hanover Shoe Farms has announced the 2020 service fees for its stallions. All stallions stand in Pennsylvania.   Andover Hall- $6,000 Bar Hopping - $6,500 Betting Line - $10,000 Cantab Hall- $15,000 Captaintreacherous - $30,000 Greenshoe - $25,000 International Moni- $5,000 Stay Hungry - $6,000   The stallion books will open on Tuesday, Nov. 12.&...
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Trio of drivers get hat tricks at Pompano

on 11/06/2019 11:34 AM
An oddity of sorts happened at Pompano Park on Tuesday night during the nine race program as three of the leading drivers all scored "hat tricks" accounting for the entire program.   The three, Rick Plano, Dave Ingraham and Wally Hennessey, came into the action with a combined total of almost 25,000 career wins--24,866 to be precise--and each tacked on three more o...
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Sebastian K to stand at Ohio's Abby Stables in 2020

on 11/06/2019 8:59 AM
Marion Beachy, owner of Abby Stables in Sugarcreek, Ohio, Tristan Sjöberg of Knutsson Trotting Inc., and Björn Norén, representative of Knutsson Trotting Inc., are excited to announce that Sebastian K (1:49f, $2,973,252), by Korean out of Gabriella K, and the world’s fastest trotter on a five-eighths mile track, will stand at Abby Stables for the 2020 breeding season....
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Details on Meadowlands live racing in 2020

on 11/06/2019 8:55 AM
When requests for racing dates were submitted to the New Jersey Racing Commission in October, Monmouth Park applied for live racing on the main track at the Meadowlands from Oct. 2 through Dec. 5, 2020.    The New Jersey legislation regarding live racing at the Meadowlands grants the Thoroughbreds the right to race live in the fall, should they choose to do so. The past seve...
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Strong prices continue at Harrisburg

on 11/05/2019 8:49 PM
Pacing colt Make My Deo was the top-selling yearling at Tuesday’s (Nov. 5) second session of the Standardbred Horse Sale, purchased for $280,000 by Robert Cleary as agent for Bill Peshina’s Royal Wire Products. Through two sessions at the Pennsylvania State Farm Show Complex, a total of 468 horses sold for $32.65 million and average of $69,769. The gross is up 16.6 percent from 20...
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Snowball’s Romeo wins Dayton’s 5/8th dash

on 11/05/2019 6:47 PM
Hollywood Dayton Raceway hosted the first odd-distance race in its six-year history on Tuesday afternoon, a five-eighths mile sprint dubbed the “Election Day Dash To The Polls.” When the limestone dust settled, Snowball’s Romeo (Josh Sutton) emerged victorious with a 1:10.3 triumph over Respectable Dream (Chris Page) and Waterside Champ (Jeremy Smith).  Sutton left wi...
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Second-place finish makes Medusa a millionaire

on 11/05/2019 5:30 PM
Medusa became harness racing’s newest millionaire when she finished second in Tuesday’s $20,000 Filly & Mare Open Handicap Pace at The Meadows. Her check lifted her career bankroll to $1,004,178. Tony Hall was aboard for the milestone trip for trainer Randy Bendis, who owns the 8-year-old daughter of Bettor’s Delight-Mythical with Pollack Racing LLC.   Fast, rugg...
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Harness racing’s newest millionaire selling at Harrisburg Friday

on 11/05/2019 3:37 PM
Hip number 1432 Medusa raced today (Nov. 5) at The Meadows and pushed her earnings over one million dollars. Medusa is selling with four other "Fabulous FIllies" and one outstanding mare selling in the supplement: They can be viewed at the Fox Den Farm consignment starting Thursday, November 7. View them online now: www.foxdenfarm.com/harrisburg-2019.html  -- Fox...
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Midwest Mixed Sale entries now online

on 11/05/2019 2:51 PM
The Midwest Auction Company is pleased to announce that entries for the 2019 Midwest Mixed Sale, to be held Friday, Nov. 29, in Shipshewana, Ind. are now online. Entries may be viewed at MidwestAuctionCo.com. Catalogs are planned to be mailed later this week. The sale will once again take place at the Michiana Event Center and will start at 11 a.m. on the Friday after Thanksgiving. This...
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Concord Stud Farm continues to "reach for the stars"

on 11/05/2019 2:25 PM
A year after consigning the two highest-priced yearlings at the 2018 Standardbred Horse Sale, Concord Stud Farm enjoyed another big day during Monday’s (Nov. 4) opening session of this year’s auction. Concord consigned the two highest-priced yearlings yesterday and three of the top four. All three were bred by Stefan Balazsi’s Order By Stable and raised at Concord, located in C...
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Jimmy Freight to stand at Winbak Farm of Ontario

on 11/05/2019 2:15 PM
It has been announced that O’Brien Award winner Jimmy Freight p, 4,1:48.1 [$1,457,405 Cdn.) has been retired from racing and will be standing stud in Ontario at Winbak Farm for the 2020 breeding season.   Jimmy Freight, by Sportswriter and out of the Western Ideal mare Allamerican Summer, retires with a career slate that reads 21 wins, 13 second-place finishes and nine third-pla...
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World champion Six Pack to stand at Deo Volente Farms

on 11/05/2019 1:49 PM
The owners of Six Pack--Svanstedt Inc. Little E LLC, Knutsson Trotting, Stall Kalmar Inc. and L Berg Inc.--have announced the retirement of Six Pack (Muscle Mass-Pleasing Lady-Cantab Hall) after his final race in the TVG at the Meadowlands on Nov. 23. He will stand stud in 2020 Deo Volente Farms in Flemington, N.J.   "Six Pack is an incredibly powerful horse bundle...
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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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