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Potomac Pace Race 9 Sunday at Rosecroft

on 11/09/2019 1:27 PM
One hundred grand has never been spent as well at a racetrack as it will Sunday night when the $100,000 Potomac Pace goes to the post at Rosecroft Raceway.   Not only is 2018 Horse of the Year McWicked among the eight pacers entered, but so are American History and Dorsoduro Hanover, the one-two finishers in the last weekend’s $500,000 Breeders Crown Open Pace at Woodbine Mohawk...
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Wheels A Turning scores at Batavia

on 11/09/2019 8:44 AM
A class drop spelled victory for Wheels A Turning who moved down from Open I company on Friday night (Nov. 8) to win the $11,000 Open II trotting feature at Batavia Downs.   Getting away fourth, Wheels A Turning (Denny Bucceri) watched in wait while the only other mare in the race, CR Blazin Beauty (John Cummings Jr.), grabbed the lead and set the tone. They went to the half in :58 flat bef...
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Manchego wins; headed for TVG Open?

on 11/09/2019 8:41 AM
Racing fans got a real treat Friday night, getting to see the best horse in training right now – the great mare Manchego – tune up for the Nov. 23 TVG Final by easily defeating four overmatched foes in the featured Preferred Handicap for trotters at the Meadowlands.   The 4-year-old daughter of Muscle Hill-Secret Magic encountered nothing in the way of trouble, grabbing th...
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Two in a row for Allbeastnobeauty

on 11/08/2019 10:17 PM
 Allbeastnobeauty, the 2018 Illinois sophomore pacing filly of the year, continued her winning ways at Hollywood Dayton Raceway on Friday (Nov. 8), scoring her second straight victory in the featured weekly $17,000 Mares Open.   The four-year-old daughter of Sportsmaster won a dozen races and $101,047 racing primarily in Illinois last season and now has added a half dozen races a...
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Kaitlyn N captures Yonkers Open

on 11/08/2019 10:14 PM
A pocketed Kaitlyn N (Jason Bartlett, $10.60) picked off Write Me a Song (George Brennan) nearing the wire Friday night (Nov. 8th), winning Yonkers Raceway's $42,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace.   In play from assigned post position No. 4, Kaitlyn N stung Write Me a Song, releasing that one before a chilly, 26-second opening quarter-mile. Odds-on pole-sitter Lady Dela R...
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Windsong Leo scores again at Meadows

on 11/08/2019 9:22 PM
Windsong Leo continued his domination of The Meadows elite pacers with a front-end victory — his second in a row and 12th this year — in Friday's $18,000 Open Handicap Pace.   Windsong Leo sprang to the lead from post 6 for Dave Palone. Despite a demanding 26.3 opening quarter, the 7-year-old Jereme's Jet-Windsong Goldie gelding had little trouble scoring...
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Gold Orchid N takes Philly feature

on 11/08/2019 7:12 PM
The Bettor’s Delight mare Gold Orchid N had to work until the three-eighths before getting the lead from the outside post eight, but she stayed strong on the lead and posted a 1:53 victory in the $18,000 featured pace on a chilly Friday afternoon at Harrah’s Philadelphia. The winner of $226,285, including six figures both last year and this, had a host of leavers inside her but re...
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Donttellmeagain brings $400,000 at Harrisburg

on 11/08/2019 7:08 PM
Harrisburg, PA -- Donttellmeagain, a 5-year-old male pacer with $779,011 in lifetime earnings, was the top seller at Friday’s final session of the Standardbred Horse Sale, purchased for $400,000 by Jon Paton. The gelding was one of six horses to sell for at least $250,000 during the second day of the auction’s mixed sale.   Donttellmeagain, by Dragon Again out of...
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Lucius Vorenus wins NJ SBOA series leg

on 11/08/2019 4:43 PM
Lucius Vorenus picked up another win at Freehold Raceway on Friday (Nov. 8) as he took the second leg of the Standardbred Breeders' and Owners' Association of New Jersey (SBOANJ) trotting series by three-quarters of a length.   The race began with three of the six horses in the field, Warrior One, Sovereign Deo, and Princess Deo, all breaking stride. Lucius...
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McWicked favored in Sunday's Potomac Pace

on 11/08/2019 1:25 PM
He’s soon to be nine, but acts like a young colt anxious to get behind the starting gate. His owner is 88 and savors every trip to the winner’s circle, disinterested in the riches that could be gained by retiring the old boy and turning him into a stallion for hire. And his trainer is not only counting his successful miles, but the number of phone calls from farms eager to make him t...
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Michigan Colt Stakes champions announced

on 11/08/2019 1:12 PM
All eight Michigan Sires Stakes winners swept as champions of their respective divisions for the 2019 Michigan stakes season, as announced on Friday by the Michigan Harness Horsemen's Association.   Breeder Libby Myers accounted for four of the divisional champions: 2-year-old pacing filly Vicious Circle, 2-year-old trotting gelding Suzygottanewheart, 3-year-old trotting fi...
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Bettors Fire N takes Plainridge Open

on 11/07/2019 8:03 PM
After shipping back from a two-week stint at Yonkers Raceway, Bettors Fire N turned up the heat on his competition at Plainridge Park on Thursday afternoon (Nov. 7) as he took no prisoners en route to winning the $20,000 Open Handicap featured pace. Rock Diamonds N (Ron Cushing) and Bettors Fire N (Mitchell Cushing) flew off the wings and went right to the front, with Bettors Fire N grabbing ...
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Papi Rob Hanover, Amigo Volo win Matrons

on 11/07/2019 7:59 PM
After being disqualified from first in the Breeders Crown at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Oct. 25, David McDuffee’s Papi Rob Hanover ($2.40) found redemption in the $186,000 Matron Stakes for 2-year-old pacing colts and geldings, held Thursday (Nov. 7) at Dover Downs. The son of Somebeachsomewhere and Panera Hanover eclipsed the $500,000 mark in career earnings with an effortless 1:50 win,...
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Izoh tops Goes Down Smooth in Philly

on 11/07/2019 4:43 PM
The pair of feature races at Harrah’s Philadelphia on “Trottin’ Thursday” were both hard-fought affairs, with both headliners finding less than two lengths separating the winner from the last check-getter. In the $18,000 top-level event, the Crazed gelding Izoh ignored both a 23-1 dismissal by the bettors and a grueling first-over trip to catch favored sophom...
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New Weekend Preview now available!

on 11/07/2019 4:03 PM
Last month it was the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale that set records and in November it’s the Standardbred Horse Sales Co. Yearling Sale that is doing the same. In the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview, we have the story of the record-breaking three days of the yearling sale.   The featured event on the track this weekend is Sunday’s Potomac Invitational Pace, ...
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The Charging Moa N charges to Saratoga win

on 11/07/2019 3:50 PM
The Charging Moa N (Changeover) made her local debut on Thursday afternoon at Saratoga Casino Hotel. The Patti Harmon-trained mare, who drew post six in the six-horse Fillies and Mares Open, came in as a winner of three races in four tries since coming to the U.S to compete out of the Harmon stable. The Charging Moa N wound up being the race’s 7-5 betting favorite as she got away last a...
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Woodbine Mohawk Park announces winter late-closers

on 11/07/2019 3:45 PM
Woodbine Mohawk Park has unveiled its 2019-20 Winter Series Late Closer lineup, consisting of six events over the months of December, January and February. This year’s Winter Series includes the returning Niagara, Valedictory, Blizzard and Snowshoe, plus the additions of the new Wine & Roses and Pepsi Series. The Niagara and Valedictory Series for 3-year-old pacers will take plac...
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Darlinonthebeach sells for $450,000

on 11/07/2019 1:10 PM
The Mixed Sale section of the Standardbred Horse Sales Company's annual auction in Harrisburg, Pa., got underway on Thursday morning and breeders who enjoyed good yearling sale proceeds were reinvesting in their business.   Darlinonthebeach, a 6-year-old pacing mare who earned $1.06 million on the racetrack and is in foal to Always B Miki, sold for $450,000 to Diamond Creek Farm o...
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Shartin "yes," Greenshoe "no" for TVG finals

on 11/07/2019 11:03 AM
The end of the calendar year is less than two months away, and harness racing’s biggest equine prize, Horse of the Year, is still up for grabs. Shartin N got nosed out by Mcwicked for the honor a year ago, and Joann Looney-King, who along with her husband Jim King, Jr., trains the 6-year-old daughter of Tintin In America-Bagdarin, is hoping to end the season on a high note at the Meadow...
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Another record year for the Standardbred Horse Sale

on 11/06/2019 8:36 PM
For the second year in a row, it was a record year for the Standardbred Horse Sale.   The three-day yearling portion of the sale concluded Wednesday at the Pennsylvania State Farm Show Complex, where a total of 833 horses sold for a record average of $48,903. The previous best average was set last year, at $42,675 for 830 horses. This year’s average represented a 14.5-percent in...
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