Hilaria goes last to first at Plainridge

on 08/22/2019 10:57 PM
She got away worst but got home first. After a furious stretch drive, Hilaria won the $12,000 fillies and mares Winners-Over Handicap pace at Plainridge Park on Thursday afternoon.   Western Stepp (Drew Campbell), Twist Of Fate (Kevin Switzer Jr.) and Bye Bye Felicia (Jim Hardy) battled hard off the gate for the lead and went three-deep around the first turn until Bye Bye Felicia took...
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Love A Good Story, Hypnotic Am win NYSS splits

on 08/22/2019 10:41 PM
Yonkers Raceway Thursday evening hosted the $154,600 New York Sires Stakes Pat Quaglietta Trot for 2-year-old fillies. A pair $77,300 beneath-the-raindrops races comprised the event, which resulted in a perfect pair of winners.   Love A Good Story (Andy Miller, $2.40) went the distance (:29.2, :58.3, 1:28, 1:57.2) in a gapped-out opening division, her sixth win in as many...
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Whose Blues, Horse Trader win Mohawk series finals

on 08/22/2019 10:37 PM
Rookie trotting filly Whose Blues remained undefeated by capturing one of two series finals Thursday evening at Woodbine Mohawk Park.   The program featured 2-year-old trotters in the spotlight for the $50,000 Pure Ivory Series final for fillies and the $50,000 Define The World Series final for colts and geldings.   Cantab Hall filly Whose Blues kept her perf...
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Lyons Sentinel a three-time PASS winner

on 08/22/2019 6:15 PM
The Captaintreacherous-Tulu Hanover freshman pacing filly Lyons Sentinel became the only three-time winner in her Pennsylvania Sire Stakes preliminary competition on Thursday at Harrah’s Philadelphia, where she triumphed in 1:51.1. Now with three victories and three seconds (by a neck, a head, and a nose) in six starts, Lyons Sentinel has spent much of her racing career against the pylo...
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World champion trotter Woodside Charm retired

on 08/22/2019 6:12 PM
The racing career of Woodside Charm, Breeders Crown champion and 2018 Dan Patch Award winner as the sport’s top freshman filly trotter, has come to a close. Owner and trainer Verlin Yoder announced the retirement of the world champion Thursday. After an undefeated 2018 campaign, the Chapter Seven-Fireworks Hanover filly made only two starts this season for Yoder, registering a second-...
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New Weekend Preview now available!

on 08/22/2019 4:01 PM
The Little Brown Jug is only a month away and several hopefuls are in action this weekend in the Messenger eliminations and Pennsylvania Sires Stakes. Kathy Parker talked to trainer and co-owner Chris Ryder about Bettor’s Wish’s Messenger chances, which is so important because he was supplemented in hopes of a win in the final, which would mean the connections could then supplement t...
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Newcomers, old favorites to meet in RUS race

on 08/22/2019 3:05 PM
Hyway Marcus leads a field of five trotters competing Sunday evening at Ocean Downs as part of the track’s salute to "Women in Harness Racing." The trotters will be competing after the fourth race with an estimated post time of 8:10 p.m. The sixth race on the wagering card is the Powder Puff Trot where nine women drivers will be competing in a 1 1/16-mile contest. Unlike p...
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"Cool as a cucumber" Manchego aims for Maple Leaf

on 08/22/2019 1:46 PM
After a slow start to her campaign, Manchego will try to resume her return to winning form when she heads to Woodbine Mohawk Park for Saturday’s second of two eliminations for the Maple Leaf Trot. The 4-year-old mare, who was a Dan Patch Award winner in 2017, has won two of her past three races, including a stakes-record 1:50 performance in the Steele Memorial earlier this month. &ldqu...
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NYSS 3FTs in action Friday at Batavia

on 08/22/2019 9:08 AM
A short but select group of entrants will compete in one race for the winner’s share of the $118,800 up for grabs when the 3-year-old trotting fillies march into Batavia Downs Friday for their 2019 New York Sire Stake (NYSS) local appearance.   Quincy Blue Chip and Winndevie have been the two best horses in the state series for the past two years and will once again line up and...
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Adios champ Southwind Ozzi returns to Meadows

on 08/22/2019 9:05 AM
Southwind Ozzi, whose eye-popping 1:48 victory in this year’s Delvin Miller Adios Pace for the Orchids was the second fastest in the 53-year history of the race, will return to the scene of his greatest triumph for Friday’s $170,058 Pennsylvania Sires Stake at The Meadows.   The event for 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers, known as the Tarport Effrat, goes as races 2 and ...
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Videos of Hanover Ohio Jug Sale yearlings available

on 08/22/2019 9:02 AM
Videos for the 15 Hanover Shoe Farms yearlings selling at the Ohio Jug Sale on Friday, Sept. 13 are now online on the farm’s website ( and the sale  website (   This year’s consignment offers a strong group of Ohio sired pacing and trotting yearlings by the following sires: Mcardle (1); Pet Rock (3); Racing Hill (2); Unc...
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Little Joke springs big upset at Batavia

on 08/22/2019 8:42 AM
With the prohibitive favorite coming up short, Little Joke took it upon herself to win the $12,500 fillies and mares Open I Handicap pace at Batavia Downs on Wednesday and blow up the tote board at 21-1.   Lady London (Shawn McDonough) went right to the front while the rest of the field opted to stay in post position order behind her, except for HP Sissy (Ray Fisher Jr.) who brok...
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TJ's Top Pick sets Hoosier record in INSS

on 08/22/2019 8:39 AM
TJ’s Top Pick, with Trace Tetrick in the bike, became Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino’s newest track record holder when he powered home a winner in 1:53.3 in the co-featured event of the evening, the first division of $64,000 Indiana Sires Stakes action for 2-year-old trotting colts and geldings on Wednesday. The 1:53.3 mark was a new lifetime best for the freshman co...
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Merga Hanover fastest in NYSS 2FP splits

on 08/22/2019 8:37 AM
Two-year-old pacing fillies took center stage on Wednesday evening at Saratoga Casino Hotel as the New York Sires Stakes (NYSS) highlighted an action-packed 14-race card. Merga Hanover (American Ideal-Magic Starlight-Real Desire) has emerged as the top freshman filly in NYSS action this summer and the Ron Burke-trained 2 year old drew the rail for her $53,500 try on Wednesday. Matt Kakaley sa...
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Favorites prevail in Ohio SS 2FT divisions

on 08/22/2019 8:32 AM
Uncle Peter's Love trotted easily to win the first of a trio of $40,000 Ohio Sires Stakes (OSS) for 2-year-old trotting fillies on a comfortably mild Wednesday evening at Scioto Downs.   The bay daughter by Uncle Peter notched her third straight victory in the four-leg OSS series, upping her career earnings to $65,144.  Trained and owned by Erv Miller, Uncle Peter’...
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Goes Down Smooth powers to PASS win

on 08/21/2019 9:38 PM
Goes Down Smooth and Klutzy each won a Pennsylvania Sires Stake split Wednesday at The Meadows, nailing down berths in the championship for 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters. On Sept. 7, The Meadows will host all four PASS $250,000 championships — and all four $50,000 consolations — for 3-year-olds.   Goes Down Smooth was the dominant performer in the Super Bowl, as the...
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Horseman Gerald Kelley dies at 81

on 08/21/2019 9:34 PM
Gerarl D. Kelly, 81 of Warsaw, VA passed away on Aug. 15 after a brief illness. He had been in the harness industry as an owner and trainer for over 50 years. He was campaigning his two horse stable at Ocean Downs at the time of his death. Most notable was Southern Nero, a winner of over $200,000 and a local favorite at the Maryland tracks back in the 80’s. Noted reinsman Roger...
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Aplomp Hanover, Arden Hanover win Stallion Series

on 08/21/2019 4:36 PM
In the fourth and final preliminary round for the Pennsylvania Stallion Series two-year-old pacing fillies Wednsday at Harrah’s Philadelphia, Aplomp Hanover and Arden Hanover both visited the StS Victory Lane for the third time – after both of them finished second to the other in the one prelim they did not win. First to parade back was the Artspeak–A Pippin Hanover miss Apl...
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Hanover Goshen videos now online

on 08/21/2019 9:56 AM
Videos for the 25 Hanover Shoe Farm yearlings selling at the Goshen Yearling Sale on Sunday, Sept. 8, are now online on the farm's website ( and the sale website ( ).   This year’s consignment once again features a strong group of New York and Pennsylvania eligible trotting and pacing yearlings. Sires represented are: Andover ...
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Googoo Gaagaa moving to Sweden for 2020

on 08/21/2019 9:48 AM
Sweden is welcoming Googoo Gaagaa. Googoo Gaagaa, the pacing-bred trotting sensation, has been successful in Sweden with his first small crop producing top horses like Bythebook, 1:55.3, and Power 1:56.2 (approximately $95,000). Those horses were conceived with frozen semen while the stallion stood at stud in the US.   “Owner Richard Hans is very fond of his horse and would pref...
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