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Askmelater Hanover fastest in Keystone Classics

on 09/26/2019 9:01 AM
Askmelater Hanover rolled to the front and easily turned back the late challenge of Saxon to score in 1:55.2, fastest division in Wednesday's $90,299 Keystone Classic at The Meadows. The event for freshman colt and gelding trotters was contested over three divisions, with Stickler Hanover and Patriarch Hanover taking the other splits.   Saxon stalked Askmelater Hanover from the pocket...
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Classic Gent scores 50th career victory

on 09/26/2019 8:59 AM
Classic Gent paced home for his 50th career victory, winning the thirteenth race at Northfield Park on Wednesday (September 25).  The 9-year-old veteran, with 231 career starts, also has 28 seconds and 34 third-place finishes. Classic Gent (Blissfull Hall-Northern Jade-Northern Luck) has career earnings of $477,629 with a lifetime mark of 1:51.2 at Woodbine Racetrack at age four.  T...
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Final Dream scores in 1:56.2 in Philly

on 09/25/2019 5:08 PM
Despite an absence from racing of 33 days, the Cantab Hall gelding Final Dream showed he was ready for his opposition in the $16,000 trotting feature on the Wednesday afternoon card at Harrah’s Philadelphia, going by late to post a 1:56.2 victory. Driver George Napolitano Jr. positioned Final Dream in a lively outside flow, followed cover to the stretch, then tipped wide to catch Miss Y...
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Special Lexington Preview now available!

on 09/25/2019 4:05 PM
It’s Grand Circuit time at The Red Mile and in the special Lexington Preview issue you can find stories about Thursday and Friday’s Bluegrass action for 2 year olds. The eight-day meet kicks off Thursday with a trio of Bluegrass splits for first-year male trotters, and you can read what trainers George Ducharme and Jim Campbell have to say about their starters, who are moving to the ...
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Jane Ann Thomson Bell, 79, dies

on 09/25/2019 1:07 PM
Jane Ann Thomson Bell, 79, passed away in Middletown,Del., on Sept. 21, with her family around her.   In the early 2000s she started owning racehorses. She enjoyed owning racehorses that she could watch locally, such as Winbak Carl p, 1:51f ($245,621), Magic Card p, 1:52f ($143,812), Low Country Love p, 1:55.4f ($65,498), and Paper Art p, 1:53.2s ($65,193...
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Cashman talks about late father on espn

on 09/25/2019 1:03 PM
The espn website is featuring a story about NY Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman, and he reflects on the lessons he learned from his late father, well known harness racing leader John Cashman Jr.   The espn.com story is titled “How to survive 22 years as Yankees GM? Brian Cashman can thank his Hall of Fame father.” It includes comments from John Cashman Jr.'s wife,...
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Backstretch With Gordon: Season 17 premier

on 09/25/2019 11:17 AM
Yep, I’m back. After intense negotiations between my agents, Amy Hollar and Nick Salvi, with my longtime sponsors, Steve and Cindy Stewart from Hunterton Sales Agency. I’m back for another year of Backstretch With Gordon from The Red Mile.   There is a confidentiality clause in the agreement, which was approved by Boss Kathy, but I can tell you that the new house has both ...
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Ohio approves new therapeutic thresholds

on 09/25/2019 11:09 AM
The Ohio State Racing Commission adopted therapeutic medication thresholds at its Sept. 23 meeting. The thresholds become effective Jan. 1, 2020. The resolution was presented by Commissioner Beth Hansen, the chairperson of the Commission’s Medication Committee. The Commission’s Medication Committee met on three previous occasions to review and discuss existing Commission t...
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Pacing colt tops Buckeye Yearling Sale

on 09/25/2019 10:23 AM
Forged Steel, a colt by Domethatagain, was the sale topper at Tuesday’s fifth annual Buckeye Classic Yearling Sale, conducted by the Hoosier Classic Sale Company at the Champions Center Expo in Springfield, Ohio. The pacer, the first foal out of multiple Ohio-stakes-winner Bell Flower, sold for $29,000 to agent Ryan Miller and was consigned by Abby Stables.   Peter’s ...
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Norton Commander representing Germany

on 09/25/2019 10:02 AM
What would it mean to you to win the International Trot? Conni Lugauer pondered the question in silence for some time Saturday morning (Sept. 21), hours before his trainee Alegra B won the Breeders Crown Mares at Trabrennbahn Mariendorf in Berlin, Germany.   Finally, Lugauer conceded. “This is a really good question,” he said. “I’m always thinking about vict...
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Temperamental fillies step up in Ont. Gold

on 09/25/2019 9:37 AM
Jula Shes Magic and Wine Rack Hanover arrived at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Tuesday evening sitting in a tie for 15th in the two-year-old trotting filly Gold Series standings. Both fillies had been victorious in an early season Grassroots event, but a Gold Series win had been elusive due to temperament rather than talent. Fortunately for their connections, everything went flawlessly on Tuesday a...
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Bag Of Jewels completes sweep of DSBF elims

on 09/24/2019 8:04 PM
Henry Faragalli III, Arthur Feeney, Bay Pond Racing and Bonnuccelli Racing's Bag Of Jewels completed a sweep of her Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) $20,000 eliminations Tuesday with a 1:58 triumph Tuesday at Harrington Raceway.  The Roddy's Bags Again filly held off a game Spin Sumthin to the wire for a narrow win. Dragon My Fannie was third. Trained by Les Givens...
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2YO colt trotters kick off Red Mile GC meet Thursday

on 09/24/2019 8:00 PM
The annual fortnight of Grand Circuit racing at The Red Mile begins on Thursday afternoon with three divisions of the $315,500 Bluegrass Stakes for 2-year-old trotting colts. Back Of The Neck fronts a field of seven in the opening Bluegrass division. The Marcus Melander-trained son of Ready Cash exits a third-place finish in the $277,500 William Wellwood Memorial after winning his elimin...
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New Illinois harness track receives dates

on 09/24/2019 3:52 PM
Following a contentious meeting one week earlier when consider 2020 racing dates, on Tuesday, Sept. 24, the Illinois Racing Board (IRB) approved the dates requests.   Last Tuesday the IRB held up awarding any dates because of what board members deemed a lack of commitment to horse racing by Arlington Park, which is owned by Churchill Downs Incorporated. Following additional testimony by...
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Keystone Classics led by Next Level Stuff

on 09/24/2019 3:36 PM
Next Level Stuff and Perth Angel De Vie each jogged to convincing victories — and life marks — in Tuesday’s $85,900 Keystone Classic for 2-year=old filly trotters at The Meadows.   Dave Palone sent Next Level Stuff forward with a quarter-pole move, only to encounter stiff resistance from the leader, Rebecca.   “I didn’t expect to have to work t...
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Meadowlands: no fall 2020 meet

on 09/24/2019 3:34 PM
With the major yearling sales coming up, we felt it necessary to have those with an interest in harness racing be made aware of a few recent developments involving the Meadowlands for 2020 listed below. On Wednesday, Sept. 18, at a meeting of the New Jersey Racing Commission, a request by the Meadowlands to eliminate Lasix for 2-year-old Standardbreds racing in New Jersey for 2020 and 2021 an...
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Carter Pinske sends out 2 in Bluegrass

on 09/24/2019 3:06 PM
After finally getting to spend an entire winter in Florida working with his family’s racehorses, Carter Pinske knew it was what he wanted to do full time. So, when the season was ready to begin, Pinske followed a group of those horses to trainer Richard “Nifty” Norman’s stable, where he worked as an assistant for Norman in New Jersey, Canada, and now Kentucky. And on T...
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Mission Accepted fav in Dayton Trotting Derby

on 09/24/2019 3:00 PM
Battle lines have been drawn for Friday’s $171,250 Dayton Trotting Derby as well as the $151,750 Dayton Pacing Derby at Hollywood Dayton Raceway.  The 17 horses in the combined fields have accumulated a whopping 376 victories and amassed  over $20 million in career earnings.   Mission Accepted (Yannick Gingras) has been installed the 2-1 morning line favorite in the Da...
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USTA's Lane to serve as judge at Red Mile's GC meet

on 09/24/2019 2:01 PM
The Red Mile opens its two-week Grand Circuit meet on Thursday afternoon, Sept. 26, and a new face will be in the judges’ booth as the U.S. Trotting Association’s (USTA) chief operating officer T.C. Lane will serve as associate judge. Lane will join associate judge Jim Grow and presiding judge Tim Schmitz for the eight afternoons of racing that concludes on the Kentucky Futurity day ...
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Round Barn fundraiser set for Monday night

on 09/24/2019 1:58 PM
If you plan to be in Lexington for the yearling sale or racing at the Red Mile, plan to attend the annual fundraiser for the historic Round Barn. Although located adjacent to the Red Mile and a part of the gateway to the track since 1880, today the Round Barn is maintained by the Stable of Memories Inc., a 501c3 corporation with its sole purpose to preserve and protect the historic barn. The ...
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