Mother Theresa wins at Plainridge

on 10/21/2019 7:13 PM
The third leg of the $1.8 million Massachusetts Sire Stakes (MASS) for 3-year-old competitors was conducted at Plainridge Park on Monday (Oct. 21) and all four divisional winners were charted gate to wire winners.    Three of the four races were non-betting and held prior to the track’s regular post time.   In the $38,500 trot for 3-year-old colts and geldings, S...
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Millies Possesion scratched from BC after breaking coffin bone

on 10/21/2019 4:02 PM
Trainer Jim Campbell told Monday afternoon that Millies Possesion has been scratched out of Saturday’s $500,000 Breeders Crown final at Woodbine Mohawk Park after suffering a broken coffin bone in her left front foot.   Millies Possesion won her Breeders Crown elimination last Saturday night in 1:53 and drew post 2 in the rich final. Driven by Dexter Dunn, the ...
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Competitive field in Breeders Crown 2FT

on 10/21/2019 2:13 PM
In discussing his horse, Sister Sledge, trainer Ron Burke gave a simple but accurate assessment of Friday’s $600,000 Breeders Crown 2-year-old filly trot final at Woodbine Mohawk Park. “Moving forward, I think she’s as good as any filly out there, but there are a couple real good ones,” Burke said. “The 2-year-old trotting fillies are very solid — a bunch o...
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Winbak Harrisburg yearling videos online

on 10/21/2019 1:38 PM
Winbak Farm will be selling 63 yearlings at the Nov. 4-6 Standardbred Horse Sale yearling auction in Harrisburg, Pa. The sale lineup has yearlings eligible to Pennsylvania, New York and Ontario. The group includes first crop yearlings from Betting Line, Control The Moment and Southwind Frank.   The Farm will also be selling eight Delaware-sired yearlings at the Nov. 7 mixed sale sess...
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A double for broodmare Drop The Ball

on 10/21/2019 1:26 PM
It’s not often a given broodmare accounts for two individual stake winners on successive days but  millionaire plus mare Drop The Ball p, 1:48.2 ($1,427,265) did just that as on Friday, her Somebeachsomewhere daughter  New Year was ultra impressive winning her Breeders Crown elimination in 1:52. One day later her Captaintreacherous son Admiral Ballsy was victorious in the New Jer...
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Play the Harrisburg "Stable Stars" contest

on 10/21/2019 9:51 AM
In conjunction with its annual yearling sale in Harrisburg, Standardbred Horse Sales Company is pleased to announce the 2019 edition of its popular “Stable Stars” Contest. Contestants will predict the knock-down sales prices of fifteen Harrisburg yearlings to be sold on Monday, Nov. 4.   An online entry form can be completed from a link on the Home Page of The Black Book w...
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Bettor's Delight colt tops London sale at $270,000

on 10/21/2019 9:05 AM
The opening session of the 2019 London Selected Yearling Sale made Canadian history within the first hour of the sale, and it ended with record numbers. Marlboro Seelster entered the sales ring at the Western Fair District Metroland Media Agriplex in London, Ont. as Hip 25 on Saturday (Oct. 19), and when the hammer fell the high bid was $270,000, making him the highest-priced Standardbred yea...
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Hennessey wins 5 in Sunshine Stakes

on 10/21/2019 8:44 AM
Sunshine State Stakes continued at Pompano Park on Saturday with Wally Hennessey winning five of his seven drives during the eight non-wagering events for 2 and 3 year olds. The Hall of Famer started his win rampage with the first time starter Prairie Gold Mine (Diamond Goal-Dr Good Gold) in the 2-year-old trot for colts and geldings and then continued his winning ways with Laurie Lee ...
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Tight Lines an easy winner at Pocono

on 10/21/2019 8:35 AM
Tight Lines blew away a talented field in the $21,500 featured trot Sunday evening at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, recording a 1:54.1 victory with a :56.3 back half despite 50 degree temperatures and a sloppy surface. Trainer/driver Jeff Gregory was behind the innermost of the leavers and put foes in behind him to a :27.3 quarter, then got a :30 breather in the second stanza. From there t...
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Hans Solo, Life Is A Feast star in MASS

on 10/20/2019 9:37 PM
The $1.8 million Massachusetts Sire Stakes (MASS) reconvened at Plainridge Park on Sunday (Oct. 20) after a one week sabbatical, with five divisions of 2-year-olds competing for $161,450 in purses.   The strongest performances of the day were turned in by Han Solo (Mister Big-Leah) and Life Is A Feast (Royalty For Life-Luau Hanover), who combined, tied or set four ...
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Rodeo Rock 1:50.3 winner in Philly

on 10/20/2019 9:34 PM
After being hindered by severe road trouble in last week's Open at Yonkers, Rodeo Rock ($5.40) found clear sailing and bounced back decisively in Sunday afternoon's (Oct. 20) featured top-level conditioned pace at Harrah's Philadelphia. The 6-year-old Rock N Roll Heaven gelding floated into fourth on the first turn and patiently stalked a :27.1 first quarter set by Mike's Z Tam ...
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NY State legislators at Yonkers

on 10/20/2019 6:33 PM
It wasn’t parimutuel, but rather political bragging rights that were up for grabs Saturday night (Oct. 19th), with Yonkers Raceway hosting the Legislators’ Challenge.  The ‘Challenge’ was comprised of four before-the-card races, featuring 17 New York State elected officials competing in double-seated jog carts…with sporadic assistance from the Raceway&rsquo...
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Sweet Rock noses out Sicily at Big M

on 10/20/2019 12:49 AM
In one of the tightest photo finishes anyone has ever seen, Sweet Rock held off Sicily at the wire in the Saturday night $22,500 conditioned pacing feature at the Meadowlands.   Sicily, who was sent off at odds of 5-1, was quickest away from the gate from post 5 into the first turn, but 5-2 second choice Sweet Rock (post 6) was even faster to the quarter, hitting that station in ...
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Somwherenbrookln N upsets at Pocono

on 10/20/2019 12:45 AM
The temperature danced on either side of the 50 degree mark Saturday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, but driver Eric Carlson again proved to have the hot hands with the longshots, as he guided Somwherenbrookln N ($87.80) to a 1:51.3 victory in the $17,500 featured pace at the northeast Pennsylvania oval. Carlson kept the Somebeachsomewhere gelding well off a torrid co...
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Alluneedisfaith B captures Yonkers open

on 10/20/2019 12:42 AM
Allusneedisfaith N (Jim Marohn Jr., $10.40) took it the distance Saturday night, winning Yonkers Raceway’s $42,000 Open Handicap Pace. From post position No. 4—in one notch after a defection—Alluneedisfaith N slipped past Dancin’ Dragon (Jason Bartlett) before a :28.4 opening quarter mile. The teletimer didn’t get much more of a workout by a :57.4 intermission,...
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Manchego, Darling Mearas S take OMT elims

on 10/20/2019 12:37 AM
Reinsman Dexter Dunn cleaned up in the Mare Trot eliminations on Saturday night at Woodbine Mohawk Park to add to his big night in the Breeders Crown eliminations. A total of 15 older trotting mares were split into a pair of $32,500 (Can.)) eliminations to determine the Breeders Crown final field. Dexter Dunn found a seam late in the stretch and was able to knife through and catapult Da...
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Warrawee Ubeaut best in Crown 3FP elim

on 10/20/2019 12:33 AM
Odds-on favorite Warrawee Ubeaut took command midway through the mile and scooted away from competition under minimal encouragement on Saturday night at Woodbine Mohawk Park to take the lone $32,500 (Can.) Breeders Crown elimination for 3-year-old pacing fillies.  Beautyonthebeach blasted to the front from post 10 while Tall Drink Hanover floated into second but then circled to the le...
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Dunn sweeps 3CP elims with Bettor’s Wish, Dancin Lou

on 10/20/2019 12:26 AM
Driver Dexter Dunn completed a night to remember Saturday at Woodbine Mohawk Park by capturing both 3-Year-Old Colt Pace Breeders Crown eliminations for a six-win night. A group of 15 sophomore pacing colts were split into two $32,500 (Can.) eliminations to determine the field for next Saturday's $600,000 final. Sent the 1-2 favorite, Bettor's Wish sat second to a :2...
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Don’t Let’em wins Crown 3CT elim in record 1:51.3

on 10/19/2019 10:43 PM
Yannick Gingras drove Don't Let'em to a 1:51.3 win in the $32,500 (Can.) Breeders Crown Three-Year-Old Colt Trot elimination on Saturday night at Woodbine Mohawk Park. A field of 10 competed with the top-eight finishers advancing to next Saturday's $600,000 final. Forbidden Trade and Greenshoe received byes to the final. The Nancy Johansson-trained Don&...
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The Ice Dutchess, Millies Possesion win Crown elims

on 10/19/2019 10:37 PM
Sophomore trotting fillies launched the second night of Breeders Crown eliminations on Saturday evening at Woodbine Mohawk Park. A group of 16 three-year-old trotting fillies were split into a pair of $32,500 (Can.) eliminations to determine the field for next Saturday's $600,000 final. Yannick Gingras picked up where he left off a night earlier sending The Ice Dutchess to...
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