Guaranteed pools added to Crown wagering menu

on 10/23/2019 2:23 PM
Woodbine Entertainment has announced the addition of several guaranteed pools and multi-leg wagers for this weekend’s Breeders Crown cards at Mohawk Park.  A special $100,000 guaranteed pool Pick 5 has been added to both Friday and Saturday’s cards, beginning in Race 6. This special Pick 5 will include all four of Friday’s Crown events and Saturday’s final four Cr...
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Brandt steps down from USTA board

on 10/23/2019 1:33 PM
Richard “Dick” Brandt Jr. notified the U.S. Trotting Association in writing at the end of last week that he was resigning his seat on the Board of Directors as well as his position as Treasurer of the Association. Elected to the USTA Board in 1986 and Treasurer in 2010, he served as a representative of District 1.   With the state of racing in Ohio on solid footing, now se...
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Blooded Horse Sale yearlings online

on 10/23/2019 10:33 AM
Black-type yearlings are now online for the Blooded Horse Sale, to be held Nov. 19-21 at the Champions Center in Springfield, Ohio.   The 155 yearlings sell on Tuesday. Hundreds of racehorses, broodmares and green prospects will round out Tuesday’s session and all day Wednesday and Thursday. Entries for racehorses and breeding stock will remain open until noon Friday, Oct 2...
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Artrageous posts 20th career win

on 10/22/2019 8:22 PM
Artrageous ($4.20, Art Stafford Jr.) recorded her 20th career win Tuesday in the $20,000 Mares Open at Harrington Raceway with a 1:52.4 triumph. It was one of six driving wins on the card for the meet's leading driver, Stafford Jr. In the feature, Delishka N led the field from post position six to the opening quarter mile in 27.2 seconds, while Artrageous sat second. Heart Of Th...
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Medusa nears $1 million in earnings

on 10/22/2019 8:18 PM
A pair of $15,000 trots headlined the Tuesday twilight card at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, with both winners scoring in 1:55.2 just before heavy rains necessitated a downgrading of the track surface. First to Victory Lane was the Donato Hanover mare Mystical Wynn, who parlayed a pocket trip into a neck decision over heavy favorite Grandma Heidi, who had set the pace. Anthony Napolit...
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Broadway Kabam one of six winners for Merriman

on 10/22/2019 6:14 PM
Broadway Kabam retook the lead at the quarter and drew away steadily from there, collecting an easy victory in the slop for Aaron Merriman in Tuesday’s feature at The Meadows, an $11,300 Conditioned trot.   It was one of six victories for Merriman on the 13-race card, and they came for as many trainers: Nathan Bresnahan, Ron Burke, Spencer Kahrig, John Melsheimer, Peter Stratton...
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Following their passion leads to Crown final

on 10/22/2019 6:11 PM
  Twenty years ago, Todd Clements was working as a network administrator in Toronto when his father got sick and asked his son to return home to Newfoundland. Clements resigned from his job and spent six weeks with his dad before Charlie passed from cancer at the age of 49. Their final days together changed the direction of Todd’s life forever.   “I’m a syste...
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Bold Eagle draws post 1 in Crown OHT

on 10/22/2019 2:24 PM
The post position draws for three of this weekend’s Breeders Crown finals at Woodbine Mohawk Park took place on Tuesday  during a press conference. Post positions for the $600,000 Two-Year-Old Colt Pace, the $600,000 Three-Year-Old Colt Pace and the $500,000 Open Trot were drawn during the noontime luncheon at Canada’s leading Standardbred raceway. The results from t...
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Fox Den Farm Harrisburg yearling videos now online

on 10/22/2019 8:49 AM
    Fox Den Farm yearling videos are now online at: and include these standouts: #343 Bettor Not Talk, a Betting Line brother to Somebeachsometime, stakes winner of nearly $50k at 2; #416 Artful Storyteller, an Artspeak sister to 6 in 1:53 including Beach Story 4,1:50.2 ($283,709); #508 Haley's Bet, a Be...
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Dayton card divvied up by 12 different drivers

on 10/22/2019 8:36 AM
Diversity was the name of the game at Hollywood Dayton Raceway on Monday afternoon as 12 different drivers visited the winner’s circle on the 14 race matinee program.   In addition to the plethora of winning drivers, there was a full range of mutuel payoffs as patrons had a difficult time determining which horses and which drivers would do well over the damp track due to in...
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Slick Tony Horse of Meet at Harrington

on 10/21/2019 9:08 PM
Michael Horn and Alexander Rice Jr.’s Allwillworkout ($26, Jon Roberts) was a 1:52.1 winner in the $20,000 Open Monday at Harrington Raceway.   The 5-year-old Western Terror gelding made an aggressive first-over move and quickly opened up a four-length lead on the field near the three-quarters. Dialamara, at 77-to-1,  closed ground late for second and Little Ben outkicked...
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Mother Theresa wins at Plainridge

on 10/21/2019 7:13 PM
The third leg of the $1.8 million Massachusetts Sire Stakes (MASS) for 3-year-old competitors was conducted at Plainridge Park on Monday (Oct. 21) and all four divisional winners were charted gate to wire winners.    Three of the four races were non-betting and held prior to the track’s regular post time.   In the $38,500 trot for 3-year-old colts and geldings, S...
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Millies Possesion scratched from BC after breaking coffin bone

on 10/21/2019 4:02 PM
Trainer Jim Campbell told Monday afternoon that Millies Possesion has been scratched out of Saturday’s $500,000 Breeders Crown final at Woodbine Mohawk Park after suffering a broken coffin bone in her left front foot.   Millies Possesion won her Breeders Crown elimination last Saturday night in 1:53 and drew post 2 in the rich final. Driven by Dexter Dunn, the ...
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Competitive field in Breeders Crown 2FT

on 10/21/2019 2:13 PM
In discussing his horse, Sister Sledge, trainer Ron Burke gave a simple but accurate assessment of Friday’s $600,000 Breeders Crown 2-year-old filly trot final at Woodbine Mohawk Park. “Moving forward, I think she’s as good as any filly out there, but there are a couple real good ones,” Burke said. “The 2-year-old trotting fillies are very solid — a bunch o...
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Winbak Harrisburg yearling videos online

on 10/21/2019 1:38 PM
Winbak Farm will be selling 63 yearlings at the Nov. 4-6 Standardbred Horse Sale yearling auction in Harrisburg, Pa. The sale lineup has yearlings eligible to Pennsylvania, New York and Ontario. The group includes first crop yearlings from Betting Line, Control The Moment and Southwind Frank.   The Farm will also be selling eight Delaware-sired yearlings at the Nov. 7 mixed sale sess...
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A double for broodmare Drop The Ball

on 10/21/2019 1:26 PM
It’s not often a given broodmare accounts for two individual stake winners on successive days but  millionaire plus mare Drop The Ball p, 1:48.2 ($1,427,265) did just that as on Friday, her Somebeachsomewhere daughter  New Year was ultra impressive winning her Breeders Crown elimination in 1:52. One day later her Captaintreacherous son Admiral Ballsy was victorious in the New Jer...
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Play the Harrisburg "Stable Stars" contest

on 10/21/2019 9:51 AM
In conjunction with its annual yearling sale in Harrisburg, Standardbred Horse Sales Company is pleased to announce the 2019 edition of its popular “Stable Stars” Contest. Contestants will predict the knock-down sales prices of fifteen Harrisburg yearlings to be sold on Monday, Nov. 4.   An online entry form can be completed from a link on the Home Page of The Black Book w...
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Bettor's Delight colt tops London sale at $270,000

on 10/21/2019 9:05 AM
The opening session of the 2019 London Selected Yearling Sale made Canadian history within the first hour of the sale, and it ended with record numbers. Marlboro Seelster entered the sales ring at the Western Fair District Metroland Media Agriplex in London, Ont. as Hip 25 on Saturday (Oct. 19), and when the hammer fell the high bid was $270,000, making him the highest-priced Standardbred yea...
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Hennessey wins 5 in Sunshine Stakes

on 10/21/2019 8:44 AM
Sunshine State Stakes continued at Pompano Park on Saturday with Wally Hennessey winning five of his seven drives during the eight non-wagering events for 2 and 3 year olds. The Hall of Famer started his win rampage with the first time starter Prairie Gold Mine (Diamond Goal-Dr Good Gold) in the 2-year-old trot for colts and geldings and then continued his winning ways with Laurie Lee ...
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Tight Lines an easy winner at Pocono

on 10/21/2019 8:35 AM
Tight Lines blew away a talented field in the $21,500 featured trot Sunday evening at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, recording a 1:54.1 victory with a :56.3 back half despite 50 degree temperatures and a sloppy surface. Trainer/driver Jeff Gregory was behind the innermost of the leavers and put foes in behind him to a :27.3 quarter, then got a :30 breather in the second stanza. From there t...
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