Jailhouse Sam rocks in Dayton Open Trot

on 10/24/2019 10:49 PM
Jailhouse Sam (Sandy Beatty) scored a mild upset in the Thursday $17,500 Open Trot at Hollywood Dayton Raceway.  Content to get away seventh in the full field of nine, Beatty moved into sixth as the third horse in the outer flow as the featured squaregaiters approached the halfway juncture in :57. With the tempo ramping up Jailhouse Sam managed to improve his position to second-ove...
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Opus Blue Chip continues winning ways at Plainridge

on 10/24/2019 9:16 PM
After getting scorched in a :25.4 opening panel last week, Opus Blue Chip bounced back nicely with a gate-to-wire win in the $15,000 Open Handicap Pace at Plainridge Park on Thursday afternoon.    Opus Blue Chip (Bruce Ranger) left sharply once again from post five this week in :26.3 and opened up a three-length advantage. But Ranger was able to wrangle him in for the second...
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A Sweet Lou sweep at Harrah’s Philadelphia

on 10/24/2019 9:12 PM
Trotter Summit In Sight and pacer Love Me Some Lou completed a Simpson – Liberty Bell “stakes sweep” at Harrah’s Philadelphia on Thursday afternoon as 3-year-old males of both gaits each raced in three $30,000 divisions. Also completing a “sweep” was sidewheeling sire Sweet Lou, whose progeny captured all three of the pacing contests. Love Me Some Lou ...
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For Standardbred stars, age is just a number

on 10/24/2019 4:21 PM
In August there were five active Hambletonian winners in training and racing throughout North America and in Europe, probably the first time that has occurred in the 94-history of the race. It’s an astounding number when you consider the factors involved in just reaching the Hambletonian.   As the stage turns to Saturday’s Breeders Crown finals at Woodbine Mohawk Park, th...
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Breeders Crown finals in new Weekend Preview!

on 10/24/2019 4:04 PM
Twelve Breeders Crown championships are set for Woodbine Mohawk Park this weekend and the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview has all the details. The 2-Year-Old Colt Pace is a highly-anticipated match-up and the connections of favorites Tall Dark Stranger, Papi Rob Hanover and Capt Midnight give their take on a race that sets up like a chess match.   Drivers Yannick Gingras an...
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Lady Dela Renta A wins in Saratoga debut

on 10/24/2019 3:54 PM
Lady Dela Renta A (Well Said) made her local debut a winning one in the Thursday feature at Saratoga Casino Hotel. Trainer Jose Godinez has often brought New Zealand and Australian invaders to town to compete in Opens over the last handful of years and his newest revelation Lady Dela Renta A impressed in Thursday’s $18,000 Fillies and Mares Open. The field was reduced to five after a...
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Clarification of SBOANJ 3YO trotting series

on 10/24/2019 1:50 PM
The series for 3-year-old New Jersey Sired Trotters sponsored by the SBOANJ will be held at Freehold Raceway and the Meadowlands beginning in November without starting fees. Freehold will have two legs for $15,000 and a $50,000 final. The first leg will be held on Nov.  1 with the second leg on Nov. 8 and the final on Nov. 15. The Meadowlands series will have one leg for $15,000 and f...
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NY horseman Stephen Holley dies at 59

on 10/24/2019 11:44 AM
Stephen H. Holley, 59, entered into rest on Tuesday (Oct. 22). Mr. Holley was a career employee of the United States Postal Service in Rochester, NY, but his true passion was racing Standardbreds. While working full time at the post office Mr. Holley also ran a racing stable for most of his adult life and would train his Standardbreds before work.   Mr. Holley got his d...
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Breeders Crown Charity Challenge donates more than $200,000

on 10/24/2019 10:07 AM
Thanks to the overwhelming generosity of donors who raised significantly more money than anticipated through the recent breedings sales at the Fasig-Tipton Sales, Woodbine Entertainment and its donors are proud to deliver larger donation amounts to the Breeders Crown Charity Challenge participants and their charities. Presented by Woodbine Entertainment and Libfeld-Katz Breeding Partners...
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Stafford, Columbo take Harrington titles

on 10/24/2019 8:37 AM
Leading driver and trainer honors headlined the Wednesday closing night program at Harrington Raceway.  The training title was up for grabs in dramatic fashion after In Secret ($2.40, Allan Davis) prevailed in the featured $20,000 Open Trot with a 1:56 effort.  Owned by Mike Hall, L A Express Stable and Tamara Williams, the 7-year-old Deweycheatumnhowe gelding notched h...
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HP Sissy rolls to another open win at Batavia

on 10/23/2019 10:07 PM
She went on tour for two weeks an won an upper class conditioned race at Yonkers Raceway in the process, but HP Sissy proved that there is no place like home and after winning her now third straight $12,500 fillies and mares Open I Handicap pace at Batavia Downs on Wednesday night (Oct. 23).   HP Sissy (Drew Monti) and Gia's Surreal (Jim Morrill Jr.) played give and take with the le...
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Lather Up to stand stud at the new Diamond Creek Farm in NY

on 10/23/2019 7:52 PM
Diamond Creek Farm, Taylor Made Stallions, and partners announce that 2-time world champion Lather Up has been retired and will stand stud duty at Diamond Creek Farm’s new facility in Davenport, New York. The horse that the Daily Racing Form described as “the fastest horse in harness racing history” when he equaled Always B Miki's world-record time for the mile...
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McWicked seeks third Breeders Crown title on Saturday

on 10/23/2019 6:02 PM
McWicked’s accomplishments have already put him in rarefied air, and the 8-year-old pacing stallion has a chance this weekend to add to his achievements. On Saturday, McWicked competes in the $500,000 Breeders Crown Open Pace at Woodbine Mohawk Park, where he is the 5-2 morning-line favorite. With a victory, he would join Jenna’s Beach Boy as the only male pacers with three Breeders...
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Gregory sweeps Wednesday Philly features

on 10/23/2019 5:53 PM
Trainer/driver Jeff Gregory swept  the $16,000 featured trots at Harrah’s Philadelphia on Wednesday afternoon with P L Ketchup and Turville Hanover – and almost everything else was taken by the track’s leading driver, Tim Tetrick, who won seven times during the program’s thirteen races. The Kadabra gelding P L Ketchup was coming off a sick scratch, and in his...
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Huston leaving Meadows, joining OHHA

on 10/23/2019 5:36 PM
Hall of Famer Roger Huston, the “Voice” of The Meadows racetrack since 1976, has resigned his position as announcer and TV host of Meadows Racing.  His last day of announcing at The Meadows will be Saturday, Nov. 2.   Huston, 77, said, “I am not retiring, just cutting back on the day to day announcing. So I have decided to resign my position at The Meadows Race ...
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NJ Development Fund final at Fhld

on 10/23/2019 4:05 PM
Two weeks ago, No Drama Please was the solid favorite in the final of the New Jersey Sire Stakes-Standardbred Development Fund (NJSS-SDF) for 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters. Unfortunately for him, he faded late to finish sixth, while Cotton To You pulled off the upset.   Now, the Tom Fanning-trained No Drama Please will seek his revenge in the Garden State Trot this Saturda...
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Guaranteed pools added to Crown wagering menu

on 10/23/2019 2:23 PM
Woodbine Entertainment has announced the addition of several guaranteed pools and multi-leg wagers for this weekend’s Breeders Crown cards at Mohawk Park.  A special $100,000 guaranteed pool Pick 5 has been added to both Friday and Saturday’s cards, beginning in Race 6. This special Pick 5 will include all four of Friday’s Crown events and Saturday’s final four Cr...
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Brandt steps down from USTA board

on 10/23/2019 1:33 PM
Richard “Dick” Brandt Jr. notified the U.S. Trotting Association in writing at the end of last week that he was resigning his seat on the Board of Directors as well as his position as Treasurer of the Association. Elected to the USTA Board in 1986 and Treasurer in 2010, he served as a representative of District 1.   With the state of racing in Ohio on solid footing, now se...
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Blooded Horse Sale yearlings online

on 10/23/2019 10:33 AM
Black-type yearlings are now online for the Blooded Horse Sale, to be held Nov. 19-21 at the Champions Center in Springfield, Ohio.   The 155 yearlings sell on Tuesday. Hundreds of racehorses, broodmares and green prospects will round out Tuesday’s session and all day Wednesday and Thursday. Entries for racehorses and breeding stock will remain open until noon Friday, Oct 2...
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Artrageous posts 20th career win

on 10/22/2019 8:22 PM
Artrageous ($4.20, Art Stafford Jr.) recorded her 20th career win Tuesday in the $20,000 Mares Open at Harrington Raceway with a 1:52.4 triumph. It was one of six driving wins on the card for the meet's leading driver, Stafford Jr. In the feature, Delishka N led the field from post position six to the opening quarter mile in 27.2 seconds, while Artrageous sat second. Heart Of Th...
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