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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Cash Me Out cashes another win in Saratoga open

on 08/21/2019 8:37 AM
On Tuesday night, Cash Me Out (Cash Hall) did what Cash Me Out does at Saratoga Casino Hotel. The veteran trotter has spent the last several years competing in the Open Trot and the 8 year old added another win to his collection in Tuesday’s $15,000 feature for high-steppers. Leading driver Billy Dobson picked up the catch-drive behind the Kyle Spagnola trainee and wasted no time moving...
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Odds-on favorites prevail in INSS 2FT splits

on 08/21/2019 8:33 AM
Despite soggy weather conditions and a tough, trailing post 10, May Baby turned in another dominant performance to capture the co-featured event of the evening, the first division of $66,000 Indiana Sires Stakes for 2-year-old trotting fillies, at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Tuesday. With driver, trainer James Yoder in the bike, May Baby avoided traffic issues and came cha...
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Obvious Blue Chip takes 1:50 record

on 08/20/2019 8:27 PM
The Roll With Joe mare Obvious Blue Chip, a winner despite being parked the mile at Saratoga on Friday, came right back to triumph in the $14,000 distaff pacing feature on the Tuesday twilight card at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. Simon Allard got away third with the career winner of $511,324, then quarter-moved to command and did not get too taxing a middle half. This moderation left Obvi...
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Suddenly Royal takes Meadows mare feature

on 08/20/2019 7:27 PM
Suddenly Royal stalked Lakeisha Hall from the pocket, then blew by her in the Lightning Lane to capture Tuesday's feature at The Meadows, a $13,500 Filly & Mare Conditioned Pace.   Suddenly Royal sprang to the early lead and stretched out Lakeisha Hall to a swift 26.2 quarter before yielding. When Jim Pantaleano angled Suddenly Royal to the Lightning Lane, she had plenty in th...
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It's Academic completes sweep of OSS legs

on 08/20/2019 7:22 PM
Three $40,000 divisions of Ohio Sires Stakes went postward on a steamy Tuesday at Scioto Downs, with temperatures dropping from the low 90s to the low 70s after a harsh, mid-afternoon torrential downpour.   That, coupled with a gait-breaking-ridden third division contested after the rainfall, didn’t stop even-money favorite It’s Academic and driver Chris Page fro...
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Hambo champ Forbidden Trade headed to Yonkers Trot

on 08/20/2019 4:04 PM
When the list of Yonkers Trot entrants was sent out Monday, it numbered seven. Well, make it eight. A bad game of telephone omitted one…a Hambletonian-winning one.   Forbidden Trade was indeed put in the box Monday for the 65th Trot.   “It wasn’t in our original plan, but plans change,” trainer Luc Blais said. “We let him tell us what to do an...
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Suddenly Royal takes Lightning Lane to Meadows win

on 08/20/2019 3:59 PM
Suddenly Royal stalked Lakeisha Hall from the pocket, then blew by her in the Lightning Lane to capture Tuesday’s feature at The Meadows, a $13,500 filly & mare conditioned pace.   Suddenly Royal sprang to the early lead and stretched out Lakeisha Hall to a swift :26.2 quarter before yielding. When Jim Pantaleano angled Suddenly Royal to the Lightning Lane, she had plenty in...
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Superstar field set for Canadian Pacing Derby

on 08/20/2019 2:31 PM
World champion Lather Up and defending champion McWicked headline a group of nine entrants for this year’s $525,000 Canadian Pacing Derby.   The entry box for Canada’s oldest harness stakes race closed Tuesday morning with nine older pacers entered. Eliminations will not be required for this year’s edition of the Canadian Pacing Derby and all nine will compete in the...
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