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Vegas Dream a stayer in 1 1/4-mile race at Dayton

on 11/12/2019 7:07 PM
Hollywood Dayton Raceway continued its experiment with odd-distance races on Tuesday afternoon (Nov. 12), carding a mile-and-a-quarter contest for mid-range condition and claiming pacers.  Even-money favorite Vegas Dream (Jeremy Smith) hit the jackpot, scoring in 2:28.3 on a frigid afternoon over JDS Chancey Design (Austin Hanners) and Time To Casper (Trevor Smith).   JD’s ...
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Blue Ivy wins third straight at Meadows

on 11/12/2019 5:41 PM
Hammered down to 1-9 in the wagering, Blue Ivy was as powerful as the odds suggested, pouring through the sloppy Lightning Lane to capture her third straight in Tuesday’s feature at The Meadows, a $13,500 Filly & Mare Conditioned Pace.   Blue Ivy was content to stalk Sandy Win from the pocket. But when Aaron Merriman pointed her to the Lightning Lane, she blew past the leade...
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American History to stand at Deo Volente Farms

on 11/12/2019 4:25 PM
Brittany Farms, Marvin Katz, and American History Racing have announced the retirement of American History (American Ideal-Perfect Touch) after his final race on Nov. 23 in the tVG at The Meadowlands. The ownership group is also pleased to announce that American History will stand stud at Deo Volente Farms in Flemington, N.J., signaling its support for the resurgence of Standardbred racing and br...
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Four Breeders Crown champs return for Thursday's Matrons

on 11/12/2019 4:01 PM
All four 3-year-old Breeders Crown champions—Dancin Lou, Gimpanzee, Warrawee Ubeaut, and Winndevie—return to action for the first time since their Crown triumphs when Dover Downs hosts Matron Stakes for sophomore pacers and trotters on Thursday. A total of 19 Breeders Crown finalists will be racing in the Matrons, including the top-six finishers from the 3-year-old filly pace (won...
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SBOANJ $50,000 trot final Friday at Fhld

on 11/12/2019 4:00 PM
The Standardbred Breeders' and Owners' Association of New Jersey (SBOANJ) trotting series for 3-year-olds concludes on Friday at Freehold Raceway, with the $50,000 final. The race is scheduled as the third on the 11-race Friday program, and drew a field of seven.   The headliners look to be drawn to the inside: NJSS-SDF champion French Cafe, and SBOANJ second leg winner Lucius...
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Only Three Diamonds needs elims in Fall Final Four

on 11/12/2019 2:18 PM
Entries were taken at the Meadowlands Tuesday morning for the Fall Freshman Final Four Grand Circuit stakes. With 10 or fewer horses declared in three of the four races, eliminations became unnecessary for those and all horses that were entered in those stakes will move directly to the final.   Only the Three Diamonds filly pace, with a dozen declared, will require a single ...
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FSBOA Stallion Stakes raced at Pompano on Monday

on 11/12/2019 2:00 PM
The FSBOA Stallion Stakes for 3 year olds highlighted the Monday racing program as non-wagering events at Pompano Park with more than $120,000 up for grabs in the four events. Trainer Kim Sears had a hat trick with all three of her entrants reaching the winner’s circle while Michile Lorenzo completed the training sweep for the ladies in the finale. Here is a recap of the festivities...
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Eligibility changes made to O'Brien Awards

on 11/12/2019 11:02 AM
Standardbred Canada’s Board of Directors approved changes to O’Brien Award Eligibility policies for Horse Awards and the Future Star Award at its most recent Board meeting. Ballots will be sent out to O’Brien Award voters in early December. The voters' mandate is to vote for the horse or person in each division they felt made the greatest contribution to Canadian harness...
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Gray, Wheeler double up at Plainridge

on 11/11/2019 10:14 PM
The team of owner/trainer Joel Wheeler and driver Shawn Gray was prolific at Plainridge Park as the horses they sent to post took both features on the card on Monday afternoon.   After taking the top trot at the Ridge just two weeks ago, Quicksilver Kemp scored again in the $20,000 Open Handicap on the strength of a late closing bid.    Shorething Fashion (Nick Graffam...
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Barn Girl wins 11th of year at Meadows

on 11/11/2019 8:11 PM
 Barn Girl rolled to her 11th win this year — and 24th over the past two seasons — with a front-end victory in Monday’s $20,000 Open 1 Handicap Trot at The Meadows.   The only mare in the field — as she often is — Barn Girl forged three wide to the lead for Aaron Merriman and blunted the backside bid of Whats The Word. The 7-year-old daught...
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Dover’s DSBF 2YO pacers get underway

on 11/11/2019 8:07 PM
On a mild Veterans’ Day evening the Delaware Standardbred Breeders’ Fund 2-year-old pacing colts kicked off the first leg of the Dover Downs Series. Bebop On The Block (Gambler’s Dream-Seboomook Mao) scored for trainer Josh Green, and the driving sensation from “Down Under," Dexter Dunn in 1:56. Owners are Debbie and Brendan Cook of Hartly and the b...
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Indiana horseman Harold Barnes dies

on 11/11/2019 6:50 PM
Harold E. Barnes, 79, of Shelbyville, Indiana, passed away Sunday, November 10.   He was born February 26, 1940 in Maxwell, Ind., to Edward “Eddie” and Luella (Martin) Barnes.  Harold, a third-generation horsemen, spent a lifetime in harness racing, participating as an owner, trainer, driver and breeder.  He was successful horsemen who compete...
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Shartin N, Caviart Ally renew rivalry Wednesday at Dover

on 11/11/2019 3:00 PM
Shartin N and Caviart Ally renew their rivalry and have drawn outside posts in the $40,000 Mares Invitational at Dover Downs on Wednesday. Shartin N set a world record of 1:46.4 earlier in the season for trainer Jim King Jr. and has bankrolled more than $2 million in purses lifetime. Caviart Ally upset Shartin N in the Breeders Crown for trainer Brett Pelling and has earned more than $1.7 million...
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Annual Meadows charity fundraiser Dec. 8

on 11/11/2019 2:40 PM
The former Meadows 2:00 Club, together with the Meadows Standardbred Owners Association (MSOA), is very pleased to announce that the upcoming 31st annual Chinese Auction for Charity will take place on Sunday, Dec. 8, at the Hilton Garden Inn, Southpointe.   This event has raised more than $383,000 over the past 30 years for the benefit of worthy local charities as well as the Standard...
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Fla. Stallion Stakes raced at Pompano Park

on 11/11/2019 1:33 PM
The Florida Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association sponsored Stallion Stakes highlighted the Sunday program at Pompano Park with those festivities punctuated by presentations to Rick Plano and Fern Paquet Jr. for their recent milestones. The lucrative Stallion Stakes — with more than $100,000 on the line — were non-betting events for the 2 year olds with Prairie Gold Mine a...
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Endeavor upsets American History

on 11/11/2019 7:41 AM
Pollack Racing LLC’s Endeavor, an 11-1 longshot, wore down heavily-favored Breeders Crown winner American History down the stretch to win Sunday’s $100,000 Potomac Pace by a neck at Rosecroft.   Driven by Tim Tetrick and trained by Jeff Cullipher, Endeavor, a 6-year-old gelded son of American Ideal, won for the sixth time in 24 starts this year and boosted his career earning...
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Garcia-Owen adds 3 wins to Philly total

on 11/10/2019 9:09 PM
Gilbert Garcia-Owen padded his lead atop the Harrah's Philadelphia trainer standings with three wins on Sunday afternoon's (Nov. 10) 12-race card. Garcia-Owen opened his training treble with a pair of pacers he owns: Persistent Threat ($6.00) rallied from the pocket to win the afternoon's third race in 1:53.4, and Abner The Great ($3.40) then posted a gate-to-wire 1:52.1 win by 5-1/...
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McWicked scratched from Sunday’s Potomac Pace

on 11/10/2019 3:09 PM
The 2018 Horse of the Year McWicked has been scratched from Sunday night's $100,000 Potomac Invitational Pace at Rosecroft Raceway. He was the morning-line favorite in the race.   Trainer Casie Coleman posted on Facebook that she had to scratch McWicked, who is nearing the $5-million mark in career earnings, after he spiked a fever.   Here is Coleman's post: &...
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Tetrick, Cullipher take titles as Hoosier wraps up season

on 11/10/2019 8:20 AM
Harrah’s Hoosier Park concluded the 26th season of live harness racing with a 13-race card in front of a packed house on Saturday, November 9. In addition to the racing action, the leading driver and trainer titles were awarded.   On the driving side, Trace Tetrick secured his sixth consecutive and eighth leading driver title at Hoosier Park. Tetrick, who is ...
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The Real One captures Yonkers Open

on 11/10/2019 8:18 AM
Former all-age track record-holder The Real One (Pat Lachance, $13.40) stuck his tongue out at the wire Saturday night (Nov. 9), winning Yonkers Raceway’s $42,000 Open Handicap Pace.   Third-over from assigned post position No. 4,  The Real One was sixth—then fifth—when he bid in earnest. He snapped a first-over Dancin’ Dragon (George Brennan) in 1:53, wit...
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