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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Medusa nears $1 million in earnings

on 10/22/2019 8:18 PM
A pair of $15,000 trots headlined the Tuesday twilight card at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, with both winners scoring in 1:55.2 just before heavy rains necessitated a downgrading of the track surface. First to Victory Lane was the Donato Hanover mare Mystical Wynn, who parlayed a pocket trip into a neck decision over heavy favorite Grandma Heidi, who had set the pace. Anthony Napolit...
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Broadway Kabam one of six winners for Merriman

on 10/22/2019 6:14 PM
Broadway Kabam retook the lead at the quarter and drew away steadily from there, collecting an easy victory in the slop for Aaron Merriman in Tuesday’s feature at The Meadows, an $11,300 Conditioned trot.   It was one of six victories for Merriman on the 13-race card, and they came for as many trainers: Nathan Bresnahan, Ron Burke, Spencer Kahrig, John Melsheimer, Peter Stratton...
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Following their passion leads to Crown final

on 10/22/2019 6:11 PM
  Twenty years ago, Todd Clements was working as a network administrator in Toronto when his father got sick and asked his son to return home to Newfoundland. Clements resigned from his job and spent six weeks with his dad before Charlie passed from cancer at the age of 49. Their final days together changed the direction of Todd’s life forever.   “I’m a syste...
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Bold Eagle draws post 1 in Crown OHT

on 10/22/2019 2:24 PM
The post position draws for three of this weekend’s Breeders Crown finals at Woodbine Mohawk Park took place on Tuesday  during a press conference. Post positions for the $600,000 Two-Year-Old Colt Pace, the $600,000 Three-Year-Old Colt Pace and the $500,000 Open Trot were drawn during the noontime luncheon at Canada’s leading Standardbred raceway. The results from t...
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Fox Den Farm Harrisburg yearling videos now online

on 10/22/2019 8:49 AM
    Fox Den Farm yearling videos are now online at: and include these standouts: #343 Bettor Not Talk, a Betting Line brother to Somebeachsometime, stakes winner of nearly $50k at 2; #416 Artful Storyteller, an Artspeak sister to 6 in 1:53 including Beach Story 4,1:50.2 ($283,709); #508 Haley's Bet, a Be...
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Dayton card divvied up by 12 different drivers

on 10/22/2019 8:36 AM
Diversity was the name of the game at Hollywood Dayton Raceway on Monday afternoon as 12 different drivers visited the winner’s circle on the 14 race matinee program.   In addition to the plethora of winning drivers, there was a full range of mutuel payoffs as patrons had a difficult time determining which horses and which drivers would do well over the damp track due to in...
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Slick Tony Horse of Meet at Harrington

on 10/21/2019 9:08 PM
Michael Horn and Alexander Rice Jr.’s Allwillworkout ($26, Jon Roberts) was a 1:52.1 winner in the $20,000 Open Monday at Harrington Raceway.   The 5-year-old Western Terror gelding made an aggressive first-over move and quickly opened up a four-length lead on the field near the three-quarters. Dialamara, at 77-to-1,  closed ground late for second and Little Ben outkicked...
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