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Whiskey Lindy still undefeated at Plainridge

on 08/30/2019 11:00 PM
Whiskey Lindy got a late start to the season as he didn’t make his first start of 2019 until August 16. But his limited number of starts have all been quality wins including his third straight at Plainridge Park on Friday afternoon. In the $12,000 trotting feature for 5-year-olds and younger, Whiskey Lindy (Drew Monti) got away second behind Hs Marcia (Drew Campbell) who led the field t...
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CR Blazin Beauty ties Batavia track record

on 08/30/2019 10:56 PM
After destroying the field by nine lengths in a lower conditioned start at the Downs last week, CR Blazin Beauty moved up to the $11,000 Open II and left the field chasing her once again as she won by open lengths in track record time Friday at Batavia Downs.  The players and the script were the same; driver John Cummings Jr. left hard and put CR Blazin Beauty on the point and di...
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Feelin’ Red Hope wins Yonkers F&M open

on 08/30/2019 10:53 PM
A shocking rerun, as Feelin’ Red Hot (George Brennan, $8.20) successfully authored another down-the-road tome Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway’s $46,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace.   Assigned outside her seven foes, Feelin’ Red Hot pole-vaulted over all of ‘em, working round 3-5 favorite Alexa’s Power Jason Bartlett) before a 27-second opening...
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Divine Spirit, Ilana Z Tam win Philly features

on 08/30/2019 6:49 PM
A pair of $16,000 featured events headlined the Friday afternoon racing at Harrah’s Philadelphia. In the co-feature for trotters, the Father Patrick gelding Divine Spirit overcame the difficult tuck-then-first-over trip to win in 1:56.3. Remarkable De Vie put up the early fractions of :28 and :58.2; by the 1:26.3 three-quarters he had engaged the leader and soon gained the advantag...
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Harrisburg yearling preview now on website

on 08/30/2019 11:59 AM
Standardbred Horse Sales Company is proud to announce that our 81st Annual Harrisburg Yearling Sale Preview is now posted on our website, www.theblackbook.com. Yearling video links will be posted closer to the Sale.   Yearling Sale dates are Monday, November 4 through, Wednesday, November 6, featuring 855 fabulous yearlings (381 trotters, 474 pacers)   433 by P...
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SBOANJ announces bonus money distribution

on 08/30/2019 11:56 AM
The Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey will administer the distribution of New Jersey Sired bonus money which will be paid out on a monthly basis retroactive from April 1, 2019. These awards, the result of a $10 million state appropriation, have also funded a breeder’s awards program and increased purses for SBOANJ sponsored races. The payouts for the New Jersey ...
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Trillions Hanover seeks first GC win in Lady Maud

on 08/30/2019 9:26 AM
Trillions Hanover will have a big crowd rooting for her in Saturday night’s Lady Maud at Yonkers, and not only because she is the 7-5 morning line favorite in the $122,224 stakes. Trillions Hanover is owned by VIP Internet Stable and a number of partners who are new to the game own her through the fractional ownership group.   “We’ve got several newer partners on her,&rd...
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Priceless, Grace Rocks capture Indiana Sires Stakes

on 08/30/2019 8:39 AM
A pair of Indiana Sires Stakes divisions for 2-year-old pacing fillies were showcased at Harrah’s Hoosier Park on Thursday and brought forth impressive performances from the freshman fillies. Priceless and Grace Rocks each won their respective $69,500 divisions and did so with authority to deliver as the favorites. After suffering the first loss of her young career in stakes action las...
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No surprises in NYSS 3CP divisions

on 08/30/2019 8:37 AM
Yonkers Raceway Thursday night hosted the $161,500 New York Sires Stakes Bruce Hamilton Pace for 3-year-old colts and geldings.   The event once again honored the memory one of the state’s true get-it-done gentlemen, the long-time executive secretary of the Harness Horse Breeders of New  York whose contributions to the industry were way too numerous to mention here. &n...
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It was a "Dunn" deal in Champlain 2FTs

on 08/30/2019 8:35 AM
Rookie trotting fillies stepped into the Grand Circuit spotlight for the $195,597 Champlain Stakes on Thursday evening at Woodbine Mohawk Park. A group of 18 two-year-old trotting fillies were split into a pair of divisions.   Father Patrick filly Panem broke her maiden with a 1:55.4 score in the first split. The Nancy Johansson trainee and driver Dexter Dunn circled to the top from s...
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Western Stepp upsets in Plainridge mare feature

on 08/29/2019 9:32 PM
Although she has won at Yonkers Raceway, Bangor Raceway and Scarborough Downs in recent weeks, you’d have to go back to May 16 for Western Stepp’s last win at Plainridge Park. But that all changed on Thursday (Aug. 29) when the fast pacing mare scored an upset win in the $14,000 Winners-Over Handicap distaff feature at The Ridge.   Western Stepp (Drew Campbell) flew off the wi...
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OSS finalist bought for $95,000 at Blooded Horse Sale

on 08/29/2019 9:30 PM
The Champions Center in Springfield, Ohio, was abuzz with talk of Uncle Peters Love on Aug. 27 for the opening of the two-day summer sale. The two-year-old trotting filly was coming off her third win in the Ohio Sires Stakes, and the new owners could enter her the next morning in the $300,000 Ohio Sires Stakes Championship.   Consigned by Spring Haven Farm for Erv Miller Stable, ...
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2PC Papi Rob Hanover's 1:50.4 fastest in PASS

on 08/29/2019 9:26 PM
Driver David Miller swept the three divisions of the $180,855 Pennsylvania Sire Stakes fourth and final preliminary round for 2-year-old pacing colts at Harrah’s Philadelphia on Thursday afternoon. Now he will have to make a choice about whom to drive in the division’s Championship here at Philly on Sunday, Sept. 8 – especially since one of his winners is not assured of a spot in...
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Hammer's R N Nate sets Shenandoah County Fair mark

on 08/29/2019 9:22 PM
Roger Hammer's R N Nate established a new Shenandoah County Fair track record of 1:55.3 Thursday in the second division of the $3,000 Aldine Jenkins Memorial Open Pace. The previous mark of 1:57 was established in 2017 by Chuck Perry's PL Dragon. The purse amount was the highest in fair history.   R N Nate is a 7-year-old Nuclear Breeze gelding that came into the race wi...
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New Weekend Preview now available!

on 08/29/2019 4:11 PM
Bettor’s Wish needs to win Saturday’s Messenger at Yonkers so his connections can supplement him to the Little Brown Jug. Captain Crunch, who races in Saturday’s Simcoe at Mohawk, is Jug eligible but as of now it doesn’t appear he’s headed for the pacing classic. We’ve got an update on the leaders in the 3-year-old pacing colt division in the new and free Harn...
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Coleman "sick" McWicked drew post 9

on 08/29/2019 2:57 PM
McWicked, the richest pacing stallion in harness racing history with $4.39 million earned, returns to Woodbine Mohawk Park this Saturday (Aug. 31) to defend his title in the C$525,000 Canadian Pacing Derby.   Owned by Ed James’ S S G Stables, McWicked sat atop the free-for-all pacing ranks last season with a campaign consisting of 12 wins from 19 starts and earnings of $1.57 mil...
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Crystal Fashion aims for rare feat in Maple Leaf

on 08/29/2019 1:34 PM
Two horses in history have won the Canadian Trotting Classic at age 3 and Maple Leaf Trot at age 4. Crystal Fashion will try to add his name to the list this weekend. Crystal Fashion brings a three-race win streak to Saturday’s $600,000 Maple Leaf Trot at Woodbine Mohawk Park. The Jim Campbell-trained 4-year-old gelding won his Maple Leaf Trot elimination last week, following victories ...
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It's Rigged to win in a Yonkers walkover Thursday

on 08/29/2019 12:49 PM
Here’s one that can’t lose...guaranteed or your non-wagering money cheerfully refunded. Yonkers Raceway Thursday night hosts a good, old-fashioned walkover. The 3-year-old pacing gelding It’s Rigged (punchline optional) has the honors at about 5:30 p.m. in a $6,100 New York Sire Stakes Excelsior ‘B’ event. Tyler Buter, who began the day at 3,209 career wins, i...
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Yall Beneath Me, Maizee Blue win MDSS finals

on 08/29/2019 9:10 AM
The summer Maryland Sires Stakes series for freshmen trotting colts and gelding and pacing fillies finished up on Wednesday at Ocean Downs.   The $70,000 W. W. “Pete” Shaw Memorial for trotting colts and geldings went to post as Race 5 and Yall Beneath Me (Googoo Gaagaa) once again went gate to wire in 1:58.4 with Russell Foster in the bike, winning his fourth st...
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Alagna brings three into Saturday's Messenger

on 08/29/2019 8:34 AM
Of the dozen 3-year-old pacers who entered this season’s Messenger Stakes, four were trained by Tony Alagna.   Students of history should not have been surprised, as Alagna has come within a dirty nose of winning Yonkers Raceway’s second jewel of the Pacing Triple Crown four years in a row.   In 2015, Revenge Shark (Yannick Gingras) won a three-horse photo, up...
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