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Stage set for Indiana Aged Sires Stakes finals

on 10/05/2019 7:14 AM
The aged contenders for Indiana Sires Stakes action took to the stage on Friday at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. While all eyes have been on the 2-year-olds and 3-year-olds prepping for the upcoming $250,000 Super Finals on Friday, Oct. 11, the aged competitors squared off in their eliminations to compete for a spot behind the gate in their respective $50,000 Aged Si...
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Divas Image impressive winner in Philly feature

on 10/04/2019 11:21 PM
Driver Tony Morgan and trainer Jennifer Bongiorno combined on their third win of the program as the Bettor's Delight mare Divas Image closed stoutly midtrack to take the $18,000 feature for pacing mares in 1:52.2 during a special Friday night card at Harrah's Philadelphia. Morgan kept the winner, who pushed her career earnings to $604,627, next-to-last in the field of seven early as s...
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Lady Dela Renta A wins Yonkers F&M open pace

on 10/04/2019 10:23 PM
An uncovered Lady Dela Renta A (Jim Marohn Jr., $9.60) picked off Feelin’  Red Hot (George Brennan) at the wire Friday night (Oct. 4th), winning Yonkers Raceway’s $42,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace.   Awa third from post position No. 2, Lady Dela Renta A watched as 9-10 fave Feelin’ Red Hot pocketed Alexa’s Power (Dan Dube) through early intervals of ...
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European trotters arrive at YR for International

on 10/04/2019 5:35 PM
Half of the field for the $1 million International Trot found its way to Westchester Friday afternoon (Oct. 4),   Just before 1 PM, Yonkers Raceway welcomed Bahia Quesnot (France), Lionel (Norway), Norton Commander (Germany), Uza Josellyn (Switzerland) and Zacon Gio (Italy).   The fivesome arrived at JFK Airport earlier this week and went through their required quarantine p...
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Favored pacing fillies upset in stakes

on 10/04/2019 5:33 PM
The two divisions for the $239,000 Arlene Siegel Memorial International Stallion Stake for two-year-old pacing fillies—sponsored by Jules Siegel and Fashion Farms—saw the heavy favorites get beat. Making her fourth start, 10-1 shot New Year hit the Grand Circuit winner’s circle with a first-over grind to take the opening division of the Arlene Siegel Memorial. The Bethina...
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No Drama Please, French Cafe win NJ stakes

on 10/04/2019 5:30 PM
Trainer Tom Fanning elected to bypass the first leg of the New Jersey Sire Stakes-Standardbred Development Fund (NJSS-SDF) with his trotter No Drama Please, hoping to keep him fresh for the later legs in the series. The strategy worked like a charm, as No Drama Please won the second leg of the series for 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters on Friday afternoon at Freehold Raceway. One...
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Coyote Wynd fillies take 2 of 3 ISS splits

on 10/04/2019 5:25 PM
Violet Stride strung out 1-2 favorite Love A Good Story past the half before yielding for the pocket and shooting out into the stretch to pull a 16-1 upset in the first Muscle Hill division of the $290,200 International Stallion Stake for 2-year-old trotting fillies on Friday, Oct. 4, at The Red Mile. Driver Tyler Buter sent the Mark Harder-trained Trixton filly to the front with Queso Fresco...
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Greenshoe insights in new Weekend Preview!

on 10/04/2019 5:10 PM
The big weekend of racing at the Red Mile is upon us and you'll want to download the FREE Weekend Preview for information on the fields and insights into the top contenders for the Kentucky Futurity, Filly Futurity and Tattersalls Pace. There is MUST readiing about Greenshoe, the heavy favorite to capture the Kentucky Futurity.  Driver Brian Sears and trainer Marcus Melander tal...
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Black Book 2 now online

on 10/04/2019 1:05 PM
The 2019 edition of The Black Book 2 can now be found on Standardbred Horse Sales Company's website www.theblackbook.com/catalog-downloads.php. Printed catalogs are expected to be available for shipping on Friday, Oct. 11.   The Mixed Sale begins on Thursday, Nov. 7, and ends on Friday, Nov. 8, at the PA Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, PA, following the Select Year...
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Backstretch With Gordon: No shorts needed today

on 10/04/2019 10:55 AM
Ding-dong, the heat is gone. The wicked heat is gone. After a 95-degree Thursday—the fifth consecutive day records were broken—it’s downright frigid this morning. It was just 60 degrees when I arrived at The Red Mile, and the high today is supposed to be only 75. Back up to 85 on Saturday, then back down to 78 on Sunday, and you best keep an eye on the weather as you might need...
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Big PA Fair Final card Saturday at Meadows

on 10/04/2019 9:55 AM
Trainer Robert Rougeaux III is a man of many interests. He was graduated from Penn State in 2006 with a degree in animal science with concentrations in equine science and agricultural business. As an equine dental practitioner, he treats more than 1,000 patients per year.   On Saturday, though, his attention will be riveted on the $200,000 Pennsylvania Fairs championships at The Meado...
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Swandre The Giant scores in Indiana SS

on 10/04/2019 12:29 AM
Indiana’s top three-year-old colt trotters and two-year-old colt pacers wrapped up their preliminary rounds of Indiana Sires Stakes action at Harrah’s Hoosier Park on Thursday. With two divisions for each featured on the evening’s card, the divisional stars padded their division leading point totals and looked primed heading into Indiana’s biggest night of racing. With...
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Strong third session at Lexington Selected

on 10/04/2019 12:08 AM
The third session of the Lexington Selected Sale continued to show strength, particularly in the trotting market, and kept the sale average up over 2018.   On Wednesday night, Hip 432, a Kadabra filly named Up And Ready, topped the session when she brought a final bid of $300,000 from Jim Glass. The filly is out of Glide By 3, 1:55.2, the dam of stakes winner Nows The Moment. ...
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Real Cool Sam dead heats with Big Oil in ISS split

on 10/03/2019 4:07 PM
Real Cool Sam remains undefeated from nine starts but hit the finish line inseparably with 32-1 Big Oil in the third of three divisions of the $276,300 Trixton International Stallion Stakes on Thursday afternoon at The Red Mile. Big Oil sat third to a :27.2 first quarter set by second-choice Gangster Hanover with Capricornus sitting the pocket. Real Cool Sam, sent the 1-2 favorite, raced...
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Field set for 127th Kentucky Futurity

on 10/03/2019 3:18 PM
With 12 dropping in the entry box Thursday morning, the draw for the $450,000 Kentucky Futurity Final was conducted during the Thursday afternoon card at The Red Mile. Off a 1:49.4 mile under wraps in his Bluegrass division, Greenshoe fronts the field of 12. The Father Patrick colt recently surpassed $1 million in earnings for owners Courant Inc., Hans Backe, Lars Granqvist and Morten L...
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Backstretch With Gordon: Just 92

on 10/03/2019 10:29 AM
First of all, everyone must click on the "Watch Video" in the Hanover Shoe Farms' advertisement for Greenshoe in our new HarnessRacing Weekend Preview. It was taken from the vantage point of the starting car and you'll never get another look at Greenshoe's acceleration like you'll see in this video. Here's the link to the latest Preview, click on Open in Browser for...
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Foxy Rigger among last ISS leg winners

on 10/03/2019 9:40 AM
The final week of preliminary Indiana Sires Stakes action continued on Wednesday, Oct. 2 at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. Wednesday was the fillies’ turn, as the evening’s 14-race card was highlighted by two divisions for the three-year-old trotting fillies and two divisions for the two-year-old pacing fillies.   While the night started with a victory fr...
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$320,000 trotting colt tops second session

on 10/03/2019 12:10 AM
The second session of the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale continued its strong pace with the 174 yearlings sold generating a session average of $75,103. The average price dropped 10.3 percent from last year’s second session average of $83,748. That put the sale’s average through two sessions at $107,103, still an increase over 2018 figures. Trotting colts continued to be the stro...
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DSBF 2YO Finals held Wednesday at Harrington

on 10/02/2019 10:16 PM
The top Delaware sired 2-year-olds were showcased Wednesday (Oct. 2) at Harrington Raceway in four $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund Finals. American Nitro ($3.40, Victor Kirby) was the first winner of the night in DSBF action as the freshman gelding pacer was an impressive 1:55 winner from post eight over Aidan and White Lands. Trained by Les Givens, it was the third straight win ...
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Field finalized for Yonkers' Rooney Invitational Pace

on 10/02/2019 8:31 PM
Yonkers Raceway's race secretary Bob Miecuna has finalized the eight-horse field for the $250,000 Dan Rooney Invitational Pace.   The octet, part of the undercard for Saturday afternoon's (Oct. 12th) International Trot card, is (alphabetically):   American History (age 4) —fresh off matching Yonkers' all-age track record (1:49.3) this past Saturday night (...
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