You Will Be Queen gets first Gold win

on 09/22/2020 8:38 AM
Trotting fillies were in the spotlight at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Monday, Sept. 21 with the freshmen competing in a pair of $106,000 Gold Series divisions and the sophomores in four $23,000 Grassroots splits. You Will Be Queen captured the first $106,400 Gold division with a personal best 1:55.2 effort. Starting from Post 5, with Chris Christoforou in the race bike, You Will Be Queen left sma...
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New harness racetrack proposed for southeast Kentucky

on 09/22/2020 8:37 AM
Keeneland and the majority owners of Kentucky Downs announced Monday their filing of an application for a racing license and proposed construction of a  state-of-the-art racing facility and related track extension in Kentucky to be located in Corbin and Williamsburg, respectively. The proposed facilities will feature live Standardbred racing and historical racing machines for guests fr...
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Hanover videos for Standardbred Horse Sale posted daily

on 09/22/2020 8:35 AM
The paddock videos for the 237 Hanover Shoe Farms yearlings consigned to The Standardbred Horse Sale in Timonium, Md., are now being posted daily.   These videos can be viewed on both the farm website and  the sale website . Paddock videos will continue to be posted daily until they are finished. Inspection videos will also be done for ...
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Rawlings drives 6 winners at Meadows

on 09/21/2020 7:44 PM
Driver Dan Rawlings enjoyed a huge Monday at The Meadows with six victories, including the feature — a $10,800 Conditioned Trot — with Maewegonow.   Passed by Matterlei near the three-quarters, Maewegonow stayed close and never let Matterlei get away. As Rawlings kept her to her business, the 6-year-old daughter of Deweycheatumnhowe-Mauresmo kicked by her rival in the Ligh...
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Another win for Gruden after a year off

on 09/21/2020 7:39 PM
In what has been another incredible season in the sulky for him at Saratoga Casino Hotel, driver Billy Dobson had a monster Monday afternoon at the Spa.   Well on his way to driving title number nine, Dobson piloted seven winners on the matinee card. The Monica Krist stable had a double as Dobson sat behind a pair of Krist trainees, who are owned by his father Rick, who secured Monday s...
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Media Mogul takes Commonwealth 2CT

on 09/21/2020 7:36 PM
The Monday (Sept. 21) card at The Red Mile featured eight $50,000 finals of the Kentucky Commonwealth—a division for freshmen and sophomores of each sex and gait. Of the eight finals, the betting favorites managed to deliver in all but one. Trainer-driver Verlin Yoder vaulted Miss Vet Hanover out of the pocket into the stretch to post the lone upset in the final of the afternoon’s...
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Monticello racing! Love Trumps Hate wins

on 09/21/2020 7:31 PM
On Monday, Sept. 21, Monticello Raceway hosted its first live racing card since March 12, due to a 6-month hiatus due to COVID-19. Race Secretary Eric Warner was able to card 7 races for the first program.   Greg Merton sat the pocket in the first race with Love Trumps Hate following Pine Tab the entire mile, Pine Tab made a miscue in the stretch, giving Merton the lead and ...
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Guinevere Hall 8-for-8 with OBC win

on 09/21/2020 7:28 PM
Guinevere Hall is a perfect eight-for-eight on the season as the three-year-old filly trotter cruised to a 2 3/4 length victory over Tootie (Brett Miller) in the second division of the $93,840 (div) Ohio Breeders Championship on Monday at the Delaware County Fair.   When the field of six was sent on their way, Delovely Hall (Aaron Merriman) grabbed the early lead and set the fractions of :2...
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Rose Run Toni best in Pocono Monday feature

on 09/21/2020 4:31 PM
Though there were only five starters in the $11,200 claiming handicap distaff pacing feature on Monday afternoon at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, there was plenty of speed and contentiousness before the Jereme’s Jet mare Rose Run Toni claimed victory late in a lifetime best of 1:52.4.   Driver Marcus Miller pointed Rose Run Toni frontward at the start, but was forced to accep...
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USTA comments on funding of HISA

on 09/21/2020 4:04 PM
Who will pay for the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act if it is enacted? It won’t be the federal government.  In fact, the bill explicitly states that the feds won’t be required to put one penny into it, nor will they be responsible for any debts or costs incurred by the newly created Horseracing Anti-Doping and Medication Control Authority (HADA). That mandate is a b...
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More yearling videos now online

on 09/21/2020 2:01 PM
Yearling videos for Hunterton Farm and Vieux Carre Farms are now online. Videos for Hunterton Farm’s 2020 consignment to the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale are now available to view on the website at This year’s Lexington group, which numbers 110, features 35 trotting fillies, 37 trotting colts, 23 pacing colts and 15 pacing fillies. Every major sire is r...
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Viewpoint: owner-breeder Cohen re: HISA

on 09/21/2020 1:47 PM
Andrew Cohen, a Standardbred owner and breeder and a former columnist for, authored the following viewpoint regarding the pending federal Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act (HISA). Cohen’s opinion piece was originally published on the Paulick Report, a Thoroughbred website.   We've reached a critical stage in the debate over pending federal legislation th...
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Breeders could help pay for federal agency

on 09/21/2020 1:21 PM
An analysis being prepared of newly proposed legislation by Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell will, for the first time, put the thoroughbred breeding industry under racing regulation and require breeders help pay for the sport’s anti-doping and medication enforcement programs.  The analysis is being prepared on behalf of the Association of Racing Commissioners International so the g...
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Field set for Mohawk Million; posts drawn Monday night

on 09/21/2020 1:16 PM
The field for the inaugural Mohawk Million is set with each of the nine slot owners declaring a horse to race in their slot prior to Monday’s noon deadline.    The $1 million (U.S.) race for 2year-old trotters will take place this Saturday (Sept. 26) at Woodbine Mohawk Park with a full field of 10 lining up. The Mohawk Million follows a buy-in formula with nine slots in the...
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Another big win for Fox Valley Gemini

on 09/21/2020 1:00 PM
The best in the state of Illinois gathered on closing weekend as 11 stakes races were contested on Hawthorne’s Night of Champions. The Hawthorne meet faced its challenges as it opened on Feb. 15 and raced for four weeks before being halted due to the pandemic.   After a two and a half month break, guidelines were implemented for a safe return to racing on June 6. ...
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Catch The Fire, Warrawee Vital favored in Jug elims

on 09/21/2020 12:16 PM
Warrawee Vital and Catch The Fire headlines a field of 14 in the 75th edition of the Little Brown Jug, presented by the Ohio Harness Horsemen’s Association, to be held Thursday aternoon at the Delaware, Ohio County Fair.   Canadian invader Warrawee Vital comes into the Jug with a three-race win streak, including the Somebeachsomewhere and Simcoe Stakes, both held at Woodbine&nbs...
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Party Girl Hill favored in 11-filly Jugette

on 09/21/2020 10:30 AM
Party Girl Hill, undefeated in nine races this year, was among 11 horses entered in Wednesday’s $237,725 Jugette for 3-year-old filly pacers at the Delaware, Ohio County Fairgrounds. The Chris Ryder trainee competes in the second of the event’s two eliminations. The top-four finishers from each elim advance to the same-day final.   The first elimination feat...
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Di Domenico triples up at Philly

on 09/20/2020 10:16 PM
Scott DiDomenico captured top billing on Sunday afternoon’s 14-race card at Harrah’s Philadelphia, winning with three of his trainees at the riverside oval. DiDomenico, whose Triple D Stables Inc. registered an owning treble as well, sent Sweet Beach ($4.60, 1:53) to victory in a first-level conditioned pace before also haltering Numbered Account ($10.60, 1:51.4) and Jack’s ...
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Me Too Baby, Suzie Hanover win Plainridge series finals

on 09/20/2020 7:24 PM
The final legs of the $15,000 Wood End Light for 2-year-old trotters and $15,000 Nauset Light for 2-year-old pacers were held on Sunday at Plainridge Park producing two more winners who will be competing in the Massachusetts Sires Stakes starting next week. The Wood End Light was won by Me Too Baby (Matty Athearn) who led at every station of the mile before turning for home and holding o...
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Summer Touch wraps up Ohio Triple Crown at Delaware

on 09/20/2020 7:19 PM
Summer Touch became the latest member of the Triple Crown club when she cruised to victory in the first division of the $122,202 (div) Ohio Breeders Championship 2-year-old filly pace.    Driver Chris Page used his rail position and lead at every pole winning in 1:55.1 to win by two lengths over Gucci (Aaron Merriman).  “She’s been perfect since day one,&rdq...
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