Tattoo Artist wins OSS Gold, next up Jenna’s Beach Boy

on 09/19/2020 7:41 AM
The sole $156,400 division of Ontario Sires Stakes Gold featured a showdown between point leaders Beaumond Hanover and Tattoo Artist, both riding three-race win streaks in Ontario Sires Stakes action, along with six other competitors at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Friday. As they have in virtually every start this season, Tattoo Artist and driver Bob McClure rocketed away from the gate and led th...
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Buy In impresses at Philly in first start for connections

on 09/19/2020 7:31 AM
A quartet of $11,200 contests for developing younger horses, two races on each gait, were the features Friday afternoon at Harrah’s Philadelphia, with the most impressive winner the Western Ideal sophomore colt Buy In, who brought immediate returns for his new connections with a 1:51 victory, lowering his mark by almost five seconds.   Acquired by Triple D Stables Inc....
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Melander barn triples up in Kindergarten opener

on 09/19/2020 7:25 AM
Marcus Melander shined brightest at the Meadowlands Friday night, as his trainees scored three times among the 10 divisions of the first leg of the Kindergarten Classic for 2 year olds of both sexes and gait.   Moonstone S was the first winner of the night for Melander in the third race colts and geldings trot. The son of Muscle Hill-Moonlight Kronos, who finished secon...
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Odds On Osiris returns to Hoosier with INSS win

on 09/19/2020 7:19 AM
Three-year-old pacing colts and geldings were on display on Friday at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino in the sixth leg of Indiana Sires Stakes action. The night saw victories from both a heavy favorite and a longshot, proving the competitive nature of the division. Odds On Osiris fulfilled the role of post-time favorite, winning his first start back at Harrah’s Ho...
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MacDonald, Wine double up in Shenandoah opening day features

on 09/18/2020 7:37 PM
Brandy Wine's Final Decision and Big N Bad won back-to-back races in the day's fastest times Friday at Shenandoah Downs as the Woodstock, Virginia oval kicked off its fifth annual racing season.   John MacDonald drove both pacers to victory in 1:55.3 and 1:55.4, respectively. Final Decision won her second lifetime start. The 3-year-old Ponder filly took the lead from...
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Amigo Volo heads to Lexington off Keystone Classic win

on 09/18/2020 7:34 PM
Amigo Volo powered to a professional, purposeful victory in Friday’s Keystone Classic at The Meadows, serving notice to his division rivals that he’ll be a force to be reckoned with in rich late-season stakes. Patriarch Hanover took the other division in the $79,700 stake for 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters.   Considered one of the division’s best early in the y...
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Tucker Creek back in Plainridge winner’s circle

on 09/18/2020 6:20 PM
After ripping off four consecutive wins at Plainridge Park over the summer, Tucker Creek has finished third and second in his last two outings. But he got back to his winning ways on Friday after taking top honors in the $12,000 feature pace.    Unlikeanyother (Bruce Ranger) grabbed the early lead and marched to the half in :55.1 while Tucker Creek (Drew Monti) followed closely i...
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Hockey legend Jack Kelley dies at 93

on 09/18/2020 12:22 PM
John “Jack” Kelley, a legend in hockey circles, especially in Maine, died Sept. 16 at age 93. Mr. Kelley also owned a few Standardbreds that raced in Maine and attended horse sales with his son, trainer Paul Kelley.   In the 1950s, Mr. Kelley transformed Colby College men’s hockey into an indomitable force in New England and made a profound impact on the lives o...
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Perfect Sting favorite in KYSS 2CP final

on 09/18/2020 12:03 PM
The word perfect is the perfect adjective in Perfect Sting’s name at this point in his career. Trainer Joe Holloway believes another adjective might suit the 2-year-old pacing colt as his career continues: Special.   Perfect Sting, a son of two of history’s fastest horses, stallion Always B Miki and mare Shebestingin, is 5-for-5 this season for Holloway and breed...
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Horner, Fielding retire from WEG board

on 09/18/2020 12:01 PM
Woodbine Entertainment announced today that its Board of Directors has appointed Christine Magee as Chair effective immediately.   As Chair of the Board of Directors, Magee will provide leadership, guidance and governance as Woodbine Entertainment fulfills its mandate to sustain and grow horse racing in Ontario. This includes advancing its master plan to develop the surrounding lands ...
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Hudson Phil has found his groove

on 09/18/2020 10:26 AM
When Hudson Phil started his 2020 campaign with three straight losses in the open handicap pace at Saratoga from June 21 to July 5, longtime owner Wayne Kellogg of Kellogg Racing Stable was afraid the talented pacer had tailed off or that a long 2019 campaign had taken its toll. However, the 5-year-old gelding has since won four of his last six starts, including two Saratoga opens and two Yonker...
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Brookview Bullet speeds to 1:51 win in INSS 2CP

on 09/18/2020 8:34 AM
Brookview Bullet turned in an impressive effort to capture the featured event of the evening, the $79,500 Indiana Sires Stakes for 2-year-old pacing colts and geldings, at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Thursday. Brett Miller was in to drive the Tyler George trainee who stopped the clock in 1:51 and established a new lifetime best in the process. Leaving from post four in ...
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Mohawk Million entries due by noon Monday

on 09/17/2020 9:07 PM
The march to the Mohawk Million is entering the final stage with slot owners required to finalize the two-year-old trotter that will race in their slot by Monday (September 21) at Noon.    The Mohawk Million for $1 million (USD) will be the richest Standardbred race contested in Canada since 2012. The event for rookie trotters will headline a $2.5 million-plus card on Saturday, S...
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Almost $1 million in purses Saturday at Hawthorne

on 09/17/2020 8:58 PM
The best in the state of Illinois will be on the track Saturday as 11 stakes races will be contested for Night of Champions at Hawthorne. Although temps are expected to be cool, conditions look to be dry on Saturday as many divisional honors are on the line.   Last week sports wagering kicked off with the partnership between PointsBet and Hawthorne Race Course.  While online spor...
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Scirocco Rob takes Philly trot feature in 1:53.1

on 09/17/2020 8:56 PM
The Explosive Matter gelding Scirocco Rob, who last week lost to the first-over Arabella’s Cadet in a track record 1:52 for trotting mares at Harrah’s Philadelphia, this week became the irresistible grinding force, making two moves en route to a 1:53.1 victory in Thursday’s $14,400 top-level trot on an overcast day at the riverside oval.   Leaving from post six in a ...
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Electrical fire interrupts racing at Flamboro Thursday

on 09/17/2020 8:55 PM
Due to an electrical fire Flamboro Downs was forced to suspend the Thursday, Sept. 17, card following the third race. Only one of three Grassroots divisions for the two-year-old trotting fillies had been completed prior to the suspension of the program so the remaining divisions, along with two Prospect Series divisions for three-year-old trotting fillies, have been rescheduled to Saturday, S...
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That's Incredible, Mary Goodnight score at Plainridge

on 09/17/2020 8:53 PM
A pair of 4-year-old mares won co-featured $12,000 distaff paces at Plainridge Park on Thursday afternoon (Sept. 17), each employing a different strategy to get the job done.   First in a mid-level conditioned event, That’s Incredible (Drew Monti) drafted along fifth while Avery Seelster (John Nason) marshaled the group to the half in a quick :54.3. At that point Monti had That&...
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Millionaire Custom Cantab picks up first win of year

on 09/17/2020 8:52 PM
Custom Cantab, a million-dollar winner and the only mare in a field of talented male trotters, captured the first open class event of the recently started Hollywood Dayton meet on Thursday afternoon.   Sent off as the second choice in the $15,000 Open Trot, the five-year-old daughter of Mr Cantab was forwardly placed by driver Josh Sutton throughout the mile, which featured match...
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Inspections underway Thursday for Friday's Jug Sale

on 09/17/2020 8:49 PM
Hundreds of Harness Horse owners and trainers descended upon the Pickaway Agriculture and Event Center in Circleville, Ohio, on Thursday to inspect over 270 yearlings being offered in tomorrow’s (Sept. 18) Ohio Selected Jug Sale. Highlighted by five popular first crop sires, several with Big League credentials, inspections were heavy throughout the day and all with social distancing and...
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New Weekend Preview now available!

on 09/17/2020 4:07 PM
The beat goes on at Woodbine Mohawk Park as the Ontario racetrack is the site of more stakes finals this weekend, including the Goodtimes and Elegantimage, as well as eliminations for others. In the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview, trainer Gregg McNair talks about his chances in the elims for the Metro for 2-year-old male pacers with Bettor Sun, who won the Battle of Waterloo early la...
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