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A "superfecta" year for Chris Page

on 01/28/2020 10:35 AM
Chris Page put together quite the superfecta in 2019. The 36-year-old driver piloted Ohio’s Horse of the Year in 2-year-old male pacer Elver Hanover, notched career victory 5,000, increased his workload on the Grand Circuit, and got married.   “It was the best year of my life, horse racing wise and in my personal life,” Page said. “I was very happy with all of ...
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Perlucky wires field in top trot at Meadows

on 01/28/2020 9:18 AM
A narrow loser of his last two, Perlucky turned the tables in Monday's $20,000 Open 1 Handicap Trot at The Meadows, scoring an in-command, front-end victory in a career best 1:54.2 over a "good" surface.   Those two recent defeats were by a combined margin of less than a length after tough trips. There were no such issues Monday, however, as Perlucky easily captured the ...
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Western NY horseman Gene Griffin, 75, dies

on 01/28/2020 9:14 AM
Harvey E. "Gene" Griffin of East Pembroke, NY, passed away Friday (Jan. 24) at Unity Hospital in Rochester, NY, surrounded by his loving family after a lengthy illness. He was 75. Mr. Griffin was born December 23, 1944 in Caledonia, NY, a son of the late Mollie (Charles) Minor and Fredrick (Goldie) Griffin Sr. Mr. Griffin was a member of the Western New York Harness Horseman...
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Celebration of Life for Jay Sears in Pompano Beach

on 01/28/2020 9:09 AM
A Celebration of Life for horseman Jay Sears will be held Saturday, Feb. 22, in Pompano Beach, Fla. Sears passed away Jan. 12.   The Celebration of Life will be held from 5-7 p.m. at Kraeer Funeral Home & Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, 200 W Copans Rd., Pompano Beach, FL 33064.
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CHHA stallion auction begins Thursday

on 01/27/2020 7:34 PM
CHHA Stallion Auction starts at noon Thursday, Thursday, January 30 and runs through noon Saturday, February 1. For an up-to-date listing of stallions and bidding information visit www.chha.net/stallion-auction. Starting Thursday at noon, go to www.ongait.com for the live auction. If at noon Saturday, less than 2 minutes have elapsed since the last bid on a particular breeding, that breeding ...
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Insomniac, Foolish Heart score in Claim To Fame finals

on 01/27/2020 7:34 PM
Insomniac and Foolish Heart were crowned champions of their respective Claim To Fame Series on Monday afternoon at Miami Valley Raceway.  Each captured a preliminary leg en route to the lucrative finals and each utilized the popular “give and go” strategy early in their triumphant championship miles.   Insomniac proved best in the $15,000 claiming trot division, conte...
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Free Harness Handicapping qualifier by DerbyWars

on 01/27/2020 1:15 PM
DerbyWars.com will host a free WHHC qualifier on Friday (Jan. 31), with the winner receiving a free entry to the $150,000 World Harness Handicapping Championship at The Meadowlands on April 18. The World Harness Handicapping Championship is estimated at $150,000 with a $40,000 first prize, with final prizes based on total entries and 100 percent of entries going to player prizes and bankr...
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Last call for room reservations for Dan Patch awards

on 01/27/2020 1:13 PM
It is last call to make room reservations at the luxurious Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Fla., for the U.S. Harness Writers Association’s (USHWA) annual Dan Patch Awards banquet on Sunday, Feb. 23. If you are planning to attend the gala festivities that will honor the best equines and humans in the sport in 2019, room reservations must be made by Friday, Jan. 31. Rooms are nearly sold ou...
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Buffalo ready for Wednesday opening

on 01/27/2020 11:54 AM
Buffalo Raceway will open the 2020 season on Wednesday night (Jan. 29) with a 13-race program that gets underway at 5 p.m.  It will be a busy week at the half-mile oval located at the Erie County Fairgrounds in Hamburg as there will be lots for the fans to look forward to during opening week.   Wednesday's opener will feature a $2,500 Guaranteed Pick-5 which begins in th...
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The Dark Shadow upsets in series final

on 01/26/2020 8:09 PM
The Dark Shadow pulled a major upset in the $37,500 championship leg of Miami Valley’s Claim To Fame series for $30,000 male pacers on Sunday afternoon (Jan. 26).   Driver Sam Widger, perhaps buoyed by winning the $20,000 Claim To Fame division with Pet Shark as a longshot from an outside post position on Saturday, exploded his charge from the 8-hole behind the Woebkenberg start...
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Face Time Bourbon wins Prix d'Amerique; Propulson fades

on 01/26/2020 10:57 AM
France’s Face Time Bourbon, a 5-year-old son of Ready Cash, captured the Prix d’Amerique on Sunday afternoon in Paris.   Driven by Sweden’s Bjorn Goop, Face Time Bourbon won handily in a mile rate time of 1:55 for 2,700 meters (about 1.67 miles). Goop worked out a trip first-over and then second-over, at times following race favorite Davidson du Pont.   ...
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Sintra goes 4-for-4 in January at Mohawk

on 01/26/2020 7:38 AM
 Sintra completed a perfect January with his fourth consecutive Preferred victory on Saturday night at Woodbine Mohawk Park. The winner of $1.1 million and driver Jody Jamieson were assigned post seven in the $36,000 feature event, taking on six rivals over a track rated ‘Good’. Nirvana Seelster shot out to the lead and cut the mile, posting fractions of :28...
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Smalltownthrowdown best in Yonkers Open Trot

on 01/26/2020 7:36 AM
Millionaire-in-waiting Smalltownthrowdown (Dan Dube, $28.20) parlayed from the pocket Saturday night, winning Yonkers Raceway’s $40,000 Open Handicap Trot. In the game from assigned post position No. 3, Smalltownthrowdown sat behind Now’s the Moment (Jason Bartlett as that one made the lead before a :27.4 opening quarter-mile and after a nasty break by Yes (Brent  Hollan...
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Pappy Go Go an easy winner in Big M Preferred

on 01/26/2020 7:33 AM
In the unlikely event you weren’t sure who the best trotter on the grounds at the Meadowlands was before Saturday night's  feature, there was positively no doubt after. Despite taking two weeks off, the red-hot Pappy Go Go upped his winning streak to three after taking the $37,500 Preferred in 1:52.2 over a track rated ‘good’ with a -1 variant, missing his life...
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France's Cleangame given International Save The Date

on 01/25/2020 9:55 PM
Yonkers Raceway Director of Racing Alex Dadoyan presented Jean Michel Bazire with a ‘Save the Date’ for the 2020 MGM Yonkers International Trot for his trotter Cleangame. At Hippodrome de Vincennes in Paris for this weekend’s Grand Prix d’Amérique, Dadoyan made the presentation after the Bazire trained and driven C D captured the Prix de Yonkers Raceway Thursday...
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Windsong Leo wins; Pet Shark takes claiming final

on 01/25/2020 9:52 PM
A pair of ultra-impressive performances, both by horses starting from the outermost No. 9 post position, highlighted the Saturday (Jan. 25) night action at Miami Valley Raceway.   Windsong Leo (Chris Page) ran his win streak to five, capturing the $25,000 Open Pace in 1:52 over a sloppy track. The outstanding 8-year-old son of Jereme’s Jet has won three straight at the top ...
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Shneonucrzydiamnd wins Freehold Preferred

on 01/25/2020 7:53 PM
-- Shneonucrzydiamnd turned in a gem of a performance on Saturday (January 25) at Freehold Raceway, taking the Preferred Handicap pace by two lengths in an excellent time.   He hadn't raced since a non-winners of $10,000 pace score at the Meadowlands on November 16, but bettors were undeterred, making him the 1/1 favorite. Driver Vinny Ginsburg initially took back from post positi...
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Management team news from Blue Chip

on 01/25/2020 10:53 AM
Blue Chip Farms is pleased to announce several exciting changes to our management team to maintain and strengthen our industry-leading on farm care, customer service and equine development. Dr. Herbert Burns will assume the title of vice president, taking on day-to-day management responsibilities in addition to his longstanding commitment to our breeding and development programs. The comb...
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Odds On St Lucie 1:50.3 Meadowlands winner

on 01/25/2020 7:48 AM
Odds On St Lucie gave driver Vinny Ginsburg quite a workout Friday night. And that was just in the post parade.   Before the featured $31,250 high-end conditioned pace for fillies and mares at the Meadowlands, the 4-year-old daughter of Sweet Lou-Shes Some Treasure was rank in the pre-race lineup and would not calm down until the outrider intervened. “Headstrong doesn’t qu...
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Robyn Camden best in Yonkers feature

on 01/25/2020 7:45 AM
A season-debuting Robyn Camden (Jim Marohn Jr., $11) proved best Friday night (Jan. 24th), winning Yonkers Raceway’s $35,000 Filly and Mare Preferred Handicap Pace.   In play from post position No. 5, Robyn Camden was able to plotz into a early pocket after 11-10 favorite Feelin’ Red Hot (George Brennan) made a nasty break.   From there, Robyn Camden was stalkin...
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