Action-packed night of Indiana Sires Stakes

on 07/26/2019 5:23 AM
The 14-race card provided an action-packed evening of Indiana Sires Stakes action at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Thursday, Both the three-year-old trotting colts & geldings and the two-year-old pacing colts and geldings took to the track, with the three-year-old competitors in their fourth round of stakes action and the two-year-olds in their second round. With a va...
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Sicily wins Governor’s Cup at Harrington

on 07/26/2019 5:19 AM
Harrington Raceway hosted its annual Governor’s Day program Thursday during the Delaware State Fair, featuring the richest program of the season locally. Four $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) final races for 3-year-olds comprised the majority of the $540,000 in total purses on the program. Popular events for older horses like the $40,000 Governor’s Cup also c...
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“Tim Tetrick Express” keeps rolling in Chester

on 07/25/2019 10:10 PM
The “Tim Tetrick Express” continues to motor along at Harrah’s Philadelphia, as the ballot candidate for the Hall of Fame, coming off 16 wins at the southeast Pennsylvania oval last week and five victories here yesterday, added five more today before leaving for the State Fair card at Harrington. Tetrick won one of the two $14,500 featured trots and both divisions of a $14...
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Adios, Oaks elims in new Weekend Preview!

on 07/25/2019 4:04 PM
Driver Dave Palone and trainer Ross Croghan have each won the Delvin Miller Adios Pace once in their careers, and the two horsemen are looking to end their respective 20-plus year droughts with Prince Of Tides in this year’s renewal on Saturday at The Meadows. Read what Palone and Croghan have to say about their chances in the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview.   It&rsq...
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From head-scratcher to Haughton hopeful

on 07/25/2019 3:11 PM
After talking up 2-year-old colt trotter Stay Close during the spring, trainer Joe Holloway had to endure some questioning from owners Ted Gewertz and Marty Granoff when the colt qualified in 2:03.3 and 2:02 in June at the Meadowlands. “They both were, this is one you like?” Holloway said. “They were right. I watched him and he wasn’t close to what I thought he should ...
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3 year olds set to battle in Ohio Sires Stakes

on 07/25/2019 1:31 PM
This weekend’s Ohio Sires Stakes (OSS) at Scioto Downs features round three action of the four-leg series, with a first race post time both nights of 6:30 p.m.   On Friday, two $50,000 divisions of 3-year-old filly pacers and a pair of $50,000 contests for 3-year-old trotting fillies will line up behind the Scioto starting gate. Saturday night will feature two $50...
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Aug. yearling supplement for Hambletonian Society races

on 07/25/2019 12:57 PM
In 2019, the Hambletonian Society is accepting Supplemental Yearling Nominations for the stakes and events they service that required a May 15 yearling nominating payment for foals of 2018.   “It was brought to our attention by the staking services that there are always a handful of yearlings missed in the process in May,” said John Campbell, president of the Hambletonian ...
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Fields set for Grand River's Battle elims

on 07/25/2019 11:47 AM
A total of five elimination dashes contested on Monday, July 29, will determine the finalists for Grand River Raceway’s two feature races during its 29th Industry Day event.   Thirteen rookie pacing colts and geldings will compete in two $15,000 elimination divisions to earn a berth in the 22nd annual Battle Of Waterloo. The top four finishers and one of the fifth-place finisher...
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Low takeouts pad Big M players' pockets

on 07/25/2019 11:09 AM
Takeouts on exotic wagers have long been a concern for serious players, and management at the Meadowlands has been proactive on this hot-button issue for an extended period of time, leading to players walking away with far bigger payouts on some of the track’s most popular wagers. One of the most impressive examples of lower takeout benefiting the player occurred on June 8, when a carry...
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Cronos, Midnight Shark win Osborne splits

on 07/25/2019 10:18 AM
Racing action wrapped up Wednesday for the 2019 Lake County Fair and the highlight was two divisions of the Jerome T. Osborne Memorial Signature Series pace. With the split, each heat carried a $2,000 purse.   In the first division, Steve Schoeffel steered Cronos to victory for trainer Dan Walski and Walski Stables Llc. The 6-year-old Art Colony stallion moved second-over at the five-ei...
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Gingras, Callahan not hurt in Philly race accident

on 07/25/2019 9:54 AM
Yannick Gingras and Corey Callahan, two of harness racing’s leading drivers, both told Thursday morning that while banged up a bit they were not seriously injured in a race accident at Harrah’s Philadelphia on Wednesday.   Gingras said he went to a hospital afterward for x-rays of his back, which were negative. Still sore, Gingras said he would take off h...
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Grand Swan remains perfect in INSS

on 07/25/2019 8:30 AM
Grand Swan extended her streak of perfection at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino after she captured the featured event of the evening, her split of the $47,000 Indiana Sires Stakes for 3-year-old trotting fillies, on Wednesday. With a final time of 1:54.3, Grand Swan recorded her fifth straight stakes win and remains a perfect five-for-five this season for driver-trainer LeWayne M...
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Love A Good Story remains unbeaten in NYSS

on 07/24/2019 10:59 PM
Two divisions of the New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) for 2-year-old trotting fillies visited Batavia Downs on opening night to vie for a total of $106,000 in total purses. In the first division Love A Good Story (Chapter Seven-Celebrity Lovin) stayed perfect lifetime after she scored her fourth consecutive win, all in NYSS action. Driver Andy Miller floated Love A Good Story off the gate and g...
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Bakersfield tops in Philly feature; Tetrick wins five

on 07/24/2019 7:02 PM
The American Ideal gelding Bakersfield went right to the top, then held off a sustained bid from favored JJ Flynn to win the $14,500 featured pace in 1:51 on Wednesday afternoon at Harrah's Philadelphia. George Napolitano Jr., one of the premier front-end drivers today, got Bakersfield quickly to the top from post four, while JJ Flynn could only tuck fourth early from post...
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EZ Passer upsets at The Meadows

on 07/24/2019 4:29 PM
Dismissed at 10-1, EZ Passer used the Lightning Lane to perfection to pull off the upset in Wednesday’s feature at The Meadows, an $11,500 Filly & Mare Conditioned Trot.   Northern Lightning led the field through a 1:25.1 three-quarters, But Chris Shaw and EZ Passer lurked in the pocket, waiting to flash some lightning off their own. The 5-year-old daughter of Crazed-Muscleg...
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Kentucky Fair racing Friday at Red Mile

on 07/24/2019 3:25 PM
Kentucky Fair racing moves to The Red Mile Friday afternoon for the Mercer County Fair with post time scheduled for 4 p.m. and 78 horses entered.   The Kentucky sired or bred starters will feature several undefeated stars on the Kentucky Fair Circuit. Two of these undefeated stars, Forever Jesse and Vintage Candy, are both trained by Philip Cotton and owned by the partnership of ...
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Well-known Ohio owner Ken Bencic dies

on 07/24/2019 1:25 PM
Longtime horse owner Matthew K. “Ken” Bencic, 77, of Westlake, Ohio, died July 21. Mr. Bencic had been employed as head of capital markets at UBS (formerly Paine Webber) for more than 30 years and retired from S.G. Cowen. He was an avid owner of racehorses for more than 40 years and enjoyed watching his beloved trotters and pacers. In recent years his horses were trained by ...
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Evident Beauty heads to Oaks off Miller victory

on 07/24/2019 1:13 PM
Before trainer Jimmy Takter went on his record run of five consecutive Hambletonian Oaks wins, Richard “Nifty” Norman posted back-to-back victories in the sport’s premier race for 3-year-old filly trotters. Norman could become only the fourth trainer in history to collect three trophies if all goes well for Evident Beauty the next two weekends. “This is the race y...
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Update on John "Duke" Sugg

on 07/24/2019 11:15 AM
John “Duke” Sugg remains in Toledo Hospital following a racing accident at the Tiffin, Ohio, fairgrounds on Monday evening. His mother, Patty Sugg, posted the following update on his condition on Facebook on Wednesday morning:   “He is still on heavy sedation and ventilated. They do this to keep him as relaxed and still as possible. They take him off the sedation a c...
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NYSS for 2CT stops at Vernon Thursday

on 07/24/2019 9:29 AM
Vernon Downs welcomes two divisions of the New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) for 2-year-old trotting colts and geldings on Thursday (July 25).  Both divisions race for a purse of $54,000. Berkery J (Jason Bartlett) is the 2-1 morning line favorite in the first division.  The 2-year-old colt by Chapter Seven-Southwind Catlin is owned by Ken Jacobs and trained by George Ducharme.  He h...
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