Forevernalways wins Toys For Tots final

on 12/13/2019 9:10 AM
Preppy Art had been a machine of late, winning six in a row heading into the Toys For Tots Final for $7,500 claiming pacers at the Meadowlands Thursday night. It appears Forevernalways didn’t read the press clippings. The 5-year-old Forevernalways, a gelded son of Always A Virgin-Jnb N Me, rushed up to challenge Preppy Art on the far turn before cruising by on the way to a 4¼-...
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Valedictory, Niagara series get underway

on 12/13/2019 9:06 AM
 Winter Series action finally got underway Thursday evening at Woodbine Mohawk Park with first round action in the Valedictory and Niagara Series. Each series featured two $17,000 divisions with three-year-old colt and gelding pacers dueling in the Valedictory and sophomore pacing fillies contesting the Niagara. The Valedictory Series launched with Windsun Ricky rallying from six...
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Tyler Buter reflects on memorable year

on 12/12/2019 4:36 PM
Tyler Buter is putting the finishing touches on a memorable season and looking forward to taking another step forward in 2020. The 34-year-old Buter has won a career-high $5.56 million in purses and driven in a career-high 34 races worth at least $100,000 this season. He also got the 3,000th win of his career in April. Among Buter’s other triumphs this year were the $500,000 Messenge...
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Bit Of A Legend retiring on Saturday at Yonkers

on 12/12/2019 4:32 PM
Peter Tritton, that fairly competent Down Under imported trainer, was asked about Bit Of A Legend N, that fairly competent Down Under imported pacer.   “We were coming off after a race one night and Jordan (Stratton) said to me, ‘Every driver should have a chance to sit behind a horse like this.’ ”   Bit Of A Legend N, who rarely ran out of real est...
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Max strong in front-end Philly win

on 12/12/2019 4:28 PM
The Yankee Glide gelding Max was very strong on the front end in winning the $18,000 featured trot at Harrah’s Philadelphia Thursday, completing a 1:54 victory by coming home in :27.4 in 38-degree temperatures.   Max headed right to the lead in front of Infiniti As under the command of Yannick Gingras, but it looked as if he might have to surrender the lead after the :27.4 quart...
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New Weekend Preview now available!

on 12/12/2019 4:08 PM
The year has been anything but miserable for Rich And Miserable, and in the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview trainer Todd Buter talks about the 11-win campaign that resulted in nearly $300,000 in earnings, numbers that could go up after the 4-year-old trotter races on Saturday at the Meadowlands.   Find out if Gordon Waterstone reveals or doesn’t reveal his ballot for ...
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Mossbarger re-elected to farm bureau board

on 12/12/2019 2:37 PM
The Washington Court House (Ohio) Record Herald has reported that John Mossbarger has been elected to a fourth three-year term on the board of trustees of Ohio Farm Bureau Federation. He will represent Farm Bureau members from Clinton, Fayette, Greene and Warren counties in the governance of the state’s largest and most inclusive farm and food organization. Mossbarger’s late fa...
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New scratch rule at Flamboro, Western Fair

on 12/12/2019 1:18 PM
Management at The Raceway at Western Fair District and Flamboro Downs, in consultation with the AGCO and Central Ontario Standardbred Association (COSA), wishes to advise horsepeople of a new rule that will be implemented as part of their respective Track Rules effective Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019. This rule will be known as the “Outside Post Rule.”   The new rule specifies t...
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O'Brien finalists to be streamed live Dec. 18

on 12/12/2019 9:41 AM
Standardbred Canada is pleased to announce that the finalists for the 2019 O’Brien Awards will be announced at 2 p.m. (EST) on Wednesday, Dec. 18 during a live video stream broadcast exclusively on It has been SC’s customary practice to contact the finalists in advance of the web announcement to give them the good news. This will not be happening this year s...
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Still time to nominate for Caretaker of Year

on 12/12/2019 9:26 AM
With a deadline of Friday, Dec. 20, nominations are still being accepted for the 2019 Caretaker of the Year. The award, sponsored by Art Zubrod and Leah Cheverie’s Fair Island Farm in conjunction with the United States Harness Writers Association (USHWA), recognizes the unsung heroes of the sport—the caretakers who maintain the health and welfare of the horses on a daily basis. &n...
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Bettor's Wish racing, breeding in 2020

on 12/12/2019 8:46 AM
Chris Ryder, as trainer and part owner, has announced that Bettor’s Wish will stand to a limited number of mares in 2020 for a stud fee of $10,000. He will be collected at Walnridge Equine Clinic, Cream Ridge, N.J., making his foals eligible to the re-energized New Jersey Sire Stakes.   Bettor’s Wish will remain in training and race next year against the sport’s olde...
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Greenshoe's book full and closed

on 12/12/2019 8:37 AM
Hanover Shoe Farm’s announces that the book for trotting superstar Greenshoe is now full and closed. The mares already booked to Greenshoe in his initial year at stud represent the best that the sport has to offer, including but not limited to:   --All The Time – Winner of the Hambletonian Oaks, full sister to Ariana G   --Ariana G – World Champion wi...
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Moments Of Joy wins Mares Open at Dover

on 12/12/2019 8:20 AM
Moments Of Joy was an upset winner in the $25,000 Mares Open Pace at Dover Downs on Wednesday night.   Moments Of Joy and driver Victor Kirby left quickly as Rockin The Boys A and driver Dexter Dunn found a seat nearing the quarter pole. Wisdom Tree, the 3-5 race favorite and driver Tony Morgan settled, then rushed to the top past the quarter pole. They then set fractions of :27.1 and...
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Teddy Brosevelt, Mac Deeno win Meadows series openers

on 12/11/2019 8:09 PM
Teddy Brosevelt stalked Pilgrims Tide from the pocket, then roared by him in the lane to capture his opening-leg division of a Holiday Claiming Series at The Meadows. Mac Deeno took the other $12,000 split in the event for $20,000 claiming trotters.   The Meadows currently is hosting six Holiday Claiming Series; all begin this week, and all conclude with Dec. 30 championship legs that...
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Barn Star sweeps Saratoga series

on 12/11/2019 4:55 PM
Barn Star (Conway Hall) Completed a sweep of the Holiday Trot Series when on Wednesday afternoon the 4 year old parlayed a pocket trip to his third consecutive victory.   Phil Fluet trains and drives Barn Star, who scored in 1:58.2 in each of the two legs of the series leading up to Wednesday’s $20,000 final.   CC Bank (Jimmy Devaux) cut the mile and cruised...
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Muscle Star scores in 1:56.2 in Philly

on 12/11/2019 4:54 PM
The Muscle Hill sophomore gelding Muscle Star was able to out-muscle favored pacesetter Choco Charlie late to take a 1:56.2 victory in the $16,000 featured trot at Harrah’s Philadelphia as the southeast Pennsylvania track starts the final week of its 2019 campaign.   Innisfallen and The Rave had grabbed the 1-2 spots, respectively, before the :28 quarter, with Choco Charlie movi...
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WIJI continues comeback Thursday at Dover

on 12/11/2019 2:40 PM
After weathering what turned out to be an extended storm of injury issues that kept 2015 Horse of the Year Award winner Wiggle It Jiggleit sidelined for nearly three years, George Teague Jr. is looking forward to seeing his 7-year-old pacer continue his comeback attempt in Thursday’s $25,000 open at Dover Downs.   Wiggle It Jiggleit will be making his third start this year, but ...
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Dr. Thomas Lazzaro dies at 75

on 12/11/2019 11:25 AM
It is with deep sorrow that the family and friends of Dr. Thomas Lazzaro announce his passing on Sunday, Dec. 8. He was 75. Dr. Lazzaro will be remembered for his dedication to the treatment of mental illness. He earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Syracuse University and his Doctorate at The University of Southern Illinois. Dr. Lazzaro was passionate about the theater, eve...
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Mach It A Par makes final start Friday at Yonkers

on 12/11/2019 8:34 AM
Jason Bartlett’s first words about Mach It A Par were hardly the stuff of testimonials. “She doesn’t look like much, her gait isn’t the smoothest, very choppy, she has to use many more steps to cover same amount of ground,” her usual chauffeur said. “But”—and there’s always a ‘but’—”what no one could measure wa...
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Dr. Katie Flynn honored with AAEP President's Award

on 12/10/2019 9:55 PM
Dr. Katie Flynn, a veteran in the fight against the spread of equine infectious disease, was recognized by the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) on Tuesday when she was announced as this year's President's Award honoree. The award was presented during the AAEP's annual convention, this year held in Denver.   The AAEP tweet said Dr. Flynn was honored fo...
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