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PA crowns 3YO champs; Ozzi beats Captain Crunch

on 09/07/2019 9:37 PM
Reigning Dan Patch awardee Warrawee Ubeaut became a millionaire, Adios champion Southwind Ozzi won his fifth straight stake locally, and Millies Possesion completed a sweep, as each captured a Pennsylvania Sires Stake championship Saturday afternoon at The Meadows.   The Meadows hosted all four PASS finals for 3-year-olds, each worth $253,000, as well as $50,000 consolations...
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Pyro, Dancin Lou take KYSS splits

on 09/07/2019 8:41 PM
Ron Burke trainee Pyro survived a heated clip to take the quickest of two $30,000 Kentucky Sires Stakes (KYSS) divisions at The Red Mile on Saturday, Sept. 7.   Pyro sat third while Tony Alagna trainee U S Captain cleared command from post 7 before a :26 first quarter. Driver Elliott Deaton then tipped Pyro from third and circled to the front up the backstretch while U S Captain&rsquo...
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World champ Lather Up scratched from Ewart Memorial

on 09/07/2019 8:20 AM
World champion 4-year-old pacer Lather Up has been scratched from Saturday night’s $440,000 James Ewart Memorial at Scioto Downs. Co-owner George Teague Jr. told harnessracing.com Saturday morning that he was being cautious and scratched Lather Up “sick.”   Lather Up, who was supplemented to the Ewart Memorial for $20,000 and was listed as the 9-5 mornin...
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Shorething Fashion sets career mark at Plainridge

on 09/07/2019 7:31 AM
 Shorething Fashion bounced back from a narrow defeat last week to score a similarly close win in the featured $10,500 trotting event on Friday afternoon at Plainridge Park. Driver Nick Graffam pointed Shorething Fashion to the front and took command before hitting the quarter and settling in for the journey. The horses remained in single file to the five-eighths before Neverdie (Mitchel...
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First Call best in Vernon feature

on 09/07/2019 7:19 AM
First Call (Homer Hochstetler) won the $7,000 featured trot at Vernon Downs on Friday. American JJ (Michael Miller) went to the front and led to the first quarter in :27.2 and to the half in :57.3.  First Call ($5.30) came first-over just before the half.  She battled American JJ shoulder to shoulder all the way around the final turn.  First Call led by a head as they...
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McCarthy captures 2 of 3 Philly features

on 09/07/2019 7:16 AM
A trio of $16,000 contests shared the spotlight on a special Friday evening card at Harrah’s Philadelphia with driver Andrew McCarthy, who won four races, including the featured pace and the faster of the two featured trots. The Captaintreacherous sophomore filly Tarryn A Strip is now two for three since coming to the local oval and joining the barn of trainer Jennifer Bongiorno, w...
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Custom Cantab wins Miss Versatility leg

on 09/07/2019 7:12 AM
  Custom Cantab (Aaron Merriman) captured the $40,000 fourth leg of the Miss Versatility at Tioga Downs on Friday. Emoticon Hanover (Aaron Byron) led the first quarter in :26.4.  She continued to lead to the half in :56.3.  Ice Attraction (Mike Merton) was the first to challenge as Emoticon Hanover led to three-quarters in 1:24.3. Custom Cantab ($4.00), who is owne...
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Green Manalishi S, When Dovescry, Sisters Promise star in Simcoes

on 09/07/2019 7:03 AM
 A quintet of Grand Circuit stakes for rookie and sophomore trotters headlined Friday evening’s card at Woodbine Mohawk Park.   A trio of Simcoe Stakes divisions for 3 year olds and a pair of William Wellwood Memorial eliminations for 2 year olds all took place on a 10-race card.   Green Manalishi S dug deep late to reach up for a th...
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Betterb Chevron last to first at Yonkers

on 09/06/2019 9:55 PM
A from-last, favored Betterb Chevron N (Jordan Stratton,  $4.80) prevailed in the late going Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway’s soggy $46,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace.   Away last—from post position No. 5—among the half-dozen (reduced after a defection), Betterb Chevron N saw Wisdom Tree (Jason Bartlett) and Reclamation alternate up front, the latt...
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Lougazi, Miss Mary Mach win Batavia features

on 09/06/2019 9:50 PM
Two top class Open races -- one on the trot and one on the pace --  were carded on Friday night at Batavia Downs and Lougazi and Miss Mary Mach provided very exciting finishes in their respective contests. It’s been four weeks since Lougazi came away a winner, but that all changed Friday in the $12,500 Open I Handicap trot. CR Blazin Beauty (John Cummings Jr.) took her usual ...
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Catch The Fire ignites dreams

on 09/06/2019 2:28 PM
While John Ackley grabbed a hot dog, Charles Taylor grabbed the best horse they’ve ever had. Taylor, who has spent a dozen years in harness racing as an owner, and his trainer Ackley were at the 2018 Lexington Selected Sale looking for a yearling that might be able to compete on the Grand Circuit. They had already purchased one horse when Catch The Fire entered the auction ring and figu...
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Lexington mixed sale canceled

on 09/06/2019 1:43 PM
It was announced today that the Lexington Selected Mixed Sale, scheduled to be held Sunday evening, Oct. 6, has been canceled for this year due to lack of sufficient entries.   The Lexington Selected Yearling Sale will begin on Tuesday, Oct. 1, at 7 p.m. and continue its traditional five-day run, ending Saturday evening, Oct. 5. The catalog is now available on the sales company’...
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Arrangements set for Phil Wentworth

on 09/06/2019 12:48 PM
Philip Barclay Wentworth, 76, of Guys Mills died on Sept. 4, 2019 at Wesbury United Methodist Retirement Community following a recent hospitalization.   Phil was born in Meadville on Feb. 4, 1943 to Sally and Gaylord Wentworth.  He graduated from Randolph-East Mead High School in 1961 and attended Baldwin Wallace College.  He served in the U.S. Army from 1964-1966 as a milit...
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NYSS Night of Champions draw to be livestreamed

on 09/06/2019 11:39 AM
The New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) and Batavia Downs will be livestreaming the draw for the 2019 “Night of Champions,” via Facebook on Wednesday, Sept. 11. Assemblyman Stephen M. Hawley (Batavia) will serve as Honorary Drawmaster.   Wednesday’s draw will begin at 12 p.m. and can be accessed through the NYSS website and Batavia Downs and NYSS Facebook pages. The draw is...
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Two guaranteed pools on Scioto's closing night card

on 09/06/2019 8:45 AM
Two guaranteed pools are the wagering highlights on the blockbuster 16-race card on closing night at Eldorado Scioto Downs on Saturday.   Following tradition, we will bring back our closing night 20-cent Pick-8 wager. The wager will begin on Race 7 and conclude in Race 14, the $440,000 Jim Ewart Memorial. It will carry a $7,500 guaranteed pool in conjunction with The United ...
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Bid by phone at Sunday's Goshen Yearling Sale

on 09/06/2019 8:41 AM
The 2019 Goshen Yearling Sale will be held this Sunday at 12 noon at the sales facility located within the Mark Ford Training Center at 90 Slaughter Road, Middletown, N.Y.   A large crowd is expected to be on hand to bid on the quality number of consignments being offered and perfect weather is predicted for the event. But if you are unable to attend the sale in person, you...
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It's A Herbie edges Swandre The Giant in INSS

on 09/06/2019 8:33 AM
Sophomore trotting colts and geldings took to the track in Indiana Sires Stakes action on Thursday at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. In the sixth leg two $46,500 divisions brought heart-charging performances from lukewarm favorites Martini Show and It’s A Herbie.   The first division brought a gate-to-wire victory from three-way favorite Martini Show with ...
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Twist Of Fate rallies from pocket to win

on 09/05/2019 9:44 PM
Twist Of Fate left and tripped out to a personal best, razor-thin victory in the $10,000 conditioned feature pace for fillies and mares at Plainridge Park on Thursday afternoon (Sept. 5).    Driver Kevin Switzer Jr. flew off the wings and took the front with Twist Of Fate, and then led the pack to the quarter in :27.1. Just passed that station, Life Isa Shortwalk (Drew Campbell) popped...
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Greenshoe easy 1:50.4 KYSS winner

on 09/05/2019 9:41 PM
Hambletonian runner-up Greenshoe vaulted off cover at the top of the stretch and soared to a six-length victory in a 1:50.4 mile when winning the first of two $30,000 divisions of Kentucky Sires Stakes (KYSS) for three-year-old trotting colts on Thursday, Sept. 5 at The Red Mile.   Driver Brian Sears placed the Father Patrick colt in the pocket while Guaranteed (Jimmy Takter) battled ...
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Sensibility, Winndevie take NYSS

on 09/05/2019 9:37 PM
It was the Sweet 16th and final downstate Empire visit of the season Thursday night (Sept. 5th), with Yonkers Raceway hosting the $161,500 New York Sire Stakes Mike Cipriani Trot for 3-year-old fillies. All of 10 lasses entered, so a pair of $80,750 quintets comprised the event.   The opener immediately had a different look when 1-10 favorite Quincy Blue Chip (Jim Morrill Jr...
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