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Janelle Diane Miller, 19, dies

on 08/17/2019 3:05 PM
Janelle Diane Miller, 19, of Shipshewana, Ind., died on Tuesday evening (Aug. 13) at Long Lake, Union, MI from an apparent drowning. She was born on Dec. 27, 1999 in Topeka to Wayne R. and Karen Sue (Yoder) Miller. Survivors in addition to her parents are four brothers, LeWayne (special friend Susan) Miller of Anderson, Daryl (Kathy) Miller of Shipshewana, Dale (special friend Krist...
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Truth And Liberty, Majestic Fire win in NY

on 08/17/2019 8:23 AM
Truth And Liberty (Mike Simons) won the $11,000 featured fillies & mares open pace at Tioga Downs on Friday (August 16). Juxta Cowgirl (Aaron Byron) went to the front and controlled the pace hitting the first quarter in :27.1.  Truth And Liberty ($3.90) watched from second as Juxta Cowgirl hit the half in :55.3 and three-quarters in 1:23.2. Truth And Liberty, who is owned by ...
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Unraced at 2, Weslynn Quest sets ScD mark

on 08/17/2019 8:20 AM
Heather Vansickle’s Weslynn Quest set a new track standard of 1:53.3 in her $50,000 Ohio Sires Stakes division on Friday night, August 16 at Scioto Downs.   Reined by Tyler Smith for trainer Chris Beaver, the 16-1 longshot bested seven rivals in the second of two OSS events for 3-year-old trotting fillies.  The daughter of Manofmanymissions had finished third, six...
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Tall Dark Stranger scores in Ont. Gold

on 08/17/2019 8:17 AM
Tall Dark Stranger made his debut in the Ontario Sires Stakes at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Friday evening and padded his growing resume with a seemingly effortless three length victory in 1:51.2. Lining up at Post 8 in the second $108,000 Gold Series division, driver Yannick Gingras eased Tall Dark Stranger away from the starting gate and settled in fifth as Bettor At Hightide rolled out to a :...
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Clear Idea picks up 19th career win

on 08/16/2019 10:04 PM
The Friday night Open for fillies and mares featured just a field of five at Saratoga Casino Hotel. The group of top-flight distaffers slugged it out for their share of the $15,000 purse and proved to be a romp for the race’s favorite.   Clear Idea (American Ideal) was a New York Sire Stakes star and has emerged as a top quality aged mare after following up a four year old campa...
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Wheels A Turning takes Batavia Open

on 08/16/2019 10:00 PM
After heavy late afternoon rains degraded the track to sloppy, a very game Wheels A Turning overcame the weather, a slow start and a breaking horse to score a decisive victory in the $12,500 Open Handicap trotting feature at Batavia Downs on Friday evening (Aug. 16).   Off the gate, Dragin The Wagon (Shawn McDonough) went for the lead and in doing so, got parked three-deep around the first ...
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Chiplosive posts fifth win of season

on 08/16/2019 9:09 PM
The Explosive Matter sophomore gelding Chiplosive, returning to the form that helped him capture a Pennsylvania All-Stars and a PA Stallion Series division in recent outings, brushed to the lead at the half and wasn’t challenged from there in the $16,000 trotting feature in 1:55.4 at Harrah’s Philadelphia on Friday afternoon. After a :27.3 first quarter, driver George Napolitano J...
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Mad Dog scores again at Plainridge

on 08/16/2019 9:04 PM
After having minimal success racing in Ohio as a 2 and 3-year-old, Mad Dog has turned his fortunes around as an aged horse in Massachusetts. On Friday (Aug. 16) at Plainridge Park, he set the bar for himself once again after he won the $12,000 5-year-old and under conditioned trotting feature with a personal best effort.   Post eight wasn’t an issue for Mad Dog (John Beckwith) as...
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Rodeo Rock back in action after ulcers

on 08/16/2019 1:15 PM
Rodeo Rock will make his first start since June 30 when he races in the $46,000 Open Handicap Pace at Yonkers Raceway Saturday night. The 6-year-old was in the midst of his best season to date for trainer Robert Cleary before suffering from minor setbacks in the beginning of the summer.   Rodeo Rock’s big 2019 season began at the end of his 2018 campaign. Although the Rock N Rol...
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Meadows farrier Tim Dempster, 58, dies

on 08/16/2019 1:04 PM
Tim Dempster, a well-known and popular farrier at The Meadows for many years, died unexpectedly Aug. 12. He was 58. Mr. Dempster was the son of Shirley K. Dempster and the late Harry “Herk” Dempster and as a youngster began making trips to The Meadows to watch races with his parents. He was a 1979 graduate of South Fayette High School and a graduate of the Red Tomlinson Horse...
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This Is The Plan trying for another big win

on 08/16/2019 11:36 AM
Wins have been hard to come by, but that hasn’t diminished This Is The Plan’s performances in the eyes of his owners. After all, if not for history’s co-fastest horse Lather Up and defending Horse of the Year McWicked, the 4-year-old gelding would have plenty more to show for his efforts. This Is The Plan has won one of 12 races this year, with his triumph coming in the Ben ...
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Pedigrees online for Buckeye Classic

on 08/16/2019 11:34 AM
Online pedigrees for the upcoming Buckeye Classic Yearling Sale are now available to view on the Buckeye Classic Sale website.   Sale catalog pedigrees as well as TrackIt pedigrees can be viewed by visiting www.buckeyeclassicsale.com  The Trackit pedigree gives the astute buyer the most current information available with pedigrees updated daily.   The 5th annual yearli...
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2YOPC Usurper 1:54 Grassroots winner

on 08/16/2019 9:54 AM
Ontario’s talented two-year-old pacing colts put on a good show at Woodbine Mohawk Park Thursday as three of the youngsters paced to personal best efforts winning their Grassroots divisions. Driver Trevor Henry and Usurper kicked things off in the first race with a front-end effort from Post 1 that saw them hang on for a nose victory over a hard-closing Remembering Shorty. Aces Rock rou...
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Eurobond edges Homicide Hunter in Philly

on 08/16/2019 8:48 AM
The richest purse on “Trottin’ Thursday” at Harrah’s Philadelphia was the $18,000 contest for high-earning conditioned horses, but three other trots went faster than it did – including the most-anticipated matchup of the day, a $14.500 trot which saw red-hot Eurobond defeat The World’s Fastest Trotter, Homicide Hunter, in 1:52. Eurobond, a 4-year-old son of...
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Blais, McClure, Determination sweep 2YO trots

on 08/16/2019 7:12 AM
The team of driver Bob McClure, trainer Luc Blais and owner Serge Godin’s Determination continued their success with a sweep of Thursday’s Define The World and Pure Ivory second leg divisions at Woodbine Mohawk Park.   The 2-year-old trot series each featured a single $15,000 division. The events took a week hiatus following their first-legs on Aug. 1.   Ro...
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Swandre The Giant, It’s A Herbie win ISS splits

on 08/16/2019 7:06 AM
The stakes season continues to roll on in the Hoosier state and saw favorites prevail in Indiana Sires Stakes action on Thursday at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. The night featured two $48,000 divisions for the 3-year-old trotting colts & geldings and the betting public was heavily backing last year’s trotting rivals It’s A Herbie in the first divisio...
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White, Knappenberger to be honored

on 08/15/2019 10:33 PM
Hall of Fame publicist Tom White and former Ohio Harness Horseman’s Association general manager Jerry Knappenberger will be honored as the 2019 Joseph Neville Memorial Award recipients by the Delaware County Fair. White was a harness racing reporter for the Lexington (KY) Herald, Hoof Beats magazine and the Horseman and Fair World. He served as the publicit...
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More More More sets PA fair track mark

on 08/15/2019 9:44 PM
The Western Ideal sophomore pacing filly More More More liked the Dayton (PA) fairgrounds oval very much on Thursday afternoon, breaking her division’s track record with a 1:58.4 mile while also notching the section’s fastest clocking on the Keystone State’s fair circuit this season. More More More eclipsed the 1:59.3 track record set by Keystone Nikki two years ago. Her onl...
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Fargo Hanover posts fifth win of year

on 08/15/2019 9:41 PM
Not only did Fargo Hanover score her fifth win of the year in the $12,000 conditioned feature for 5-year-old and younger fillies and mares at Plainridge Park on Thursday afternoon (Aug. 15), she did it in style with a lifetime best effort for the mile.   Driver Shawn Gray got away third with Fargo Hanover and tracked the leading Artspell (Mitchell Cushing) past the quarter from there in :27...
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Bettor's Wish 1:47.4 Red Mile winner

on 08/15/2019 9:37 PM
Chris Ryder trainee Bettor’s Wish—off five days rest—paced a meeting’s best at The Red Mile when winning the third of three $30,000 Kentucky Sires Stakes (KYSS) opening-preliminary divisions for three-year-old pacing colts and geldings in 1:47.4 on Thursday, Aug. 15.   Driver Dexter Dunn darted Bettor’s Wish to the lead while Captain Trevor floated toward...
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