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Temperamental fillies step up in Ont. Gold

on 09/25/2019 9:37 AM
Jula Shes Magic and Wine Rack Hanover arrived at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Tuesday evening sitting in a tie for 15th in the two-year-old trotting filly Gold Series standings. Both fillies had been victorious in an early season Grassroots event, but a Gold Series win had been elusive due to temperament rather than talent. Fortunately for their connections, everything went flawlessly on Tuesday a...
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Bag Of Jewels completes sweep of DSBF elims

on 09/24/2019 8:04 PM
Henry Faragalli III, Arthur Feeney, Bay Pond Racing and Bonnuccelli Racing's Bag Of Jewels completed a sweep of her Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) $20,000 eliminations Tuesday with a 1:58 triumph Tuesday at Harrington Raceway.  The Roddy's Bags Again filly held off a game Spin Sumthin to the wire for a narrow win. Dragon My Fannie was third. Trained by Les Givens...
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2YO colt trotters kick off Red Mile GC meet Thursday

on 09/24/2019 8:00 PM
The annual fortnight of Grand Circuit racing at The Red Mile begins on Thursday afternoon with three divisions of the $315,500 Bluegrass Stakes for 2-year-old trotting colts. Back Of The Neck fronts a field of seven in the opening Bluegrass division. The Marcus Melander-trained son of Ready Cash exits a third-place finish in the $277,500 William Wellwood Memorial after winning his elimin...
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New Illinois harness track receives dates

on 09/24/2019 3:52 PM
Following a contentious meeting one week earlier when consider 2020 racing dates, on Tuesday, Sept. 24, the Illinois Racing Board (IRB) approved the dates requests.   Last Tuesday the IRB held up awarding any dates because of what board members deemed a lack of commitment to horse racing by Arlington Park, which is owned by Churchill Downs Incorporated. Following additional testimony by...
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Keystone Classics led by Next Level Stuff

on 09/24/2019 3:36 PM
Next Level Stuff and Perth Angel De Vie each jogged to convincing victories — and life marks — in Tuesday’s $85,900 Keystone Classic for 2-year=old filly trotters at The Meadows.   Dave Palone sent Next Level Stuff forward with a quarter-pole move, only to encounter stiff resistance from the leader, Rebecca.   “I didn’t expect to have to work t...
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Meadowlands: no fall 2020 meet

on 09/24/2019 3:34 PM
With the major yearling sales coming up, we felt it necessary to have those with an interest in harness racing be made aware of a few recent developments involving the Meadowlands for 2020 listed below. On Wednesday, Sept. 18, at a meeting of the New Jersey Racing Commission, a request by the Meadowlands to eliminate Lasix for 2-year-old Standardbreds racing in New Jersey for 2020 and 2021 an...
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Carter Pinske sends out 2 in Bluegrass

on 09/24/2019 3:06 PM
After finally getting to spend an entire winter in Florida working with his family’s racehorses, Carter Pinske knew it was what he wanted to do full time. So, when the season was ready to begin, Pinske followed a group of those horses to trainer Richard “Nifty” Norman’s stable, where he worked as an assistant for Norman in New Jersey, Canada, and now Kentucky. And on T...
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Mission Accepted fav in Dayton Trotting Derby

on 09/24/2019 3:00 PM
Battle lines have been drawn for Friday’s $171,250 Dayton Trotting Derby as well as the $151,750 Dayton Pacing Derby at Hollywood Dayton Raceway.  The 17 horses in the combined fields have accumulated a whopping 376 victories and amassed  over $20 million in career earnings.   Mission Accepted (Yannick Gingras) has been installed the 2-1 morning line favorite in the Da...
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USTA's Lane to serve as judge at Red Mile's GC meet

on 09/24/2019 2:01 PM
The Red Mile opens its two-week Grand Circuit meet on Thursday afternoon, Sept. 26, and a new face will be in the judges’ booth as the U.S. Trotting Association’s (USTA) chief operating officer T.C. Lane will serve as associate judge. Lane will join associate judge Jim Grow and presiding judge Tim Schmitz for the eight afternoons of racing that concludes on the Kentucky Futurity day ...
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Round Barn fundraiser set for Monday night

on 09/24/2019 1:58 PM
If you plan to be in Lexington for the yearling sale or racing at the Red Mile, plan to attend the annual fundraiser for the historic Round Barn. Although located adjacent to the Red Mile and a part of the gateway to the track since 1880, today the Round Barn is maintained by the Stable of Memories Inc., a 501c3 corporation with its sole purpose to preserve and protect the historic barn. The ...
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Mary "Ramona" Hubbard dies at 89

on 09/24/2019 11:43 AM
Mary "Ramona" Hubbard, of Harrington Del., passed away peacefully at her daughter's home on Friday, Sept. 20. She was 89.   Mrs. Hubbard was born in Greensboro, Md. to the late William C. and Mary M. Dean.   Often called “Mother Hubbard” by horsemen, she tried to help one and all. She was the assistant race secretary/clerk of the course for Harring...
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Hall of Fame broodmare Stienam's Place retired

on 09/24/2019 10:16 AM
Stienam’s Place retired from racing at age 4 following a Dan Patch Award-winning career. Now, at the age of 25, she is retired again, this time following a broodmare career that landed her in the Harness Racing Hall of Fame. Barry Guariglia, whose Green Mountain Farms shares ownership of Stienam’s Place with Kentuckiana Farms, said the mare would sell her final foal during next we...
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Major Bay, Threefiftytwo win OSS Golds

on 09/24/2019 8:39 AM
Neither of the favorites in Monday night’s 2-year-old trotting colt Gold Series divisions enjoyed their trip around Grand River Raceway, but Major Bay and Threefiftytwo thoroughly enjoyed all of the Elora oval’s amenities, including the winner’s circle.   In the first $105,600 division fans sent Horse Trader off as their top choice and the colt made an early break th...
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Mass.-bred 2YOs sweep Plainridge finals

on 09/24/2019 8:33 AM
The $20,000 Wood End Light trot and $20,000 Nauset Light pace finals, both for 2-year-old starters, were held at Plainridge Park on Monday afternoon and both winners were Massachusetts-bred horses.    In the Wood End Light, Life Is A Feast (Royalty For Life-Luau Hanover) went off the prohibitive favorite and didn’t let his backers down. Driver Howard Parker cut fractio...
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Georgie Nap wins 5 at Pocono Monday

on 09/23/2019 8:49 PM
The leading driver at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, both at this meet and in the history of the track, George Napolitano Jr., won five races on the Monday twilight card. The quintet raises his seasonal total to 269 at the mountain oval, 98 ahead of his brother Anthony, who is second in the standings. Completing the five-bagger for “George Nap” was the Delmarvalous gelding Nine ...
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American Nitro scores in Del. Breeders elim

on 09/23/2019 8:43 PM
American Nitro ($2.10, Victor Kirby) and Leonard's Legacy ($2.40, Jon Roberts) each completed a sweep of their $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) 2-year-old pacing eliminations Monday at Harrington Raceway with dominant victories.  Owned by Henry Faragalli III, Nanticoke Racing, Arthur Feeney and Daniel Doane, "Nitro" cruised to an easy win over White Lands ...
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Trillions Hanover leads Keystone Classic winners

on 09/23/2019 8:41 PM
Trillions Hanover continued her red-hot ways Monday at The Meadows, capturing her third straight — all stakes — in a division of the $59,300 Keystone Classic. Sweet Cherry took the other split in the event for 3-year-old filly pacers.   Trillions Hanover entered the Keystone Classic off impressive victories in the Lady Maud and a Pennsylvania Sires Stake leg but appeared t...
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Ontario's Walter Parkinson, 69, dies

on 09/23/2019 1:04 PM
Longtime Standardbred breeder/owner Walter Parkinson Sr. of Lucan, Ont., passed away at University Hospital on Friday, Sept. 20. He was 69.   Mr. Parkinson bred and owned Standardbreds since the 1970s and was passionate about the industry. Highlighting his involvement was the success of Lady D M, both as a multiple stakes winning filly and as a broodmare, and his 2019 Ontario Sires St...
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Sunny Dee sets Ont. Sires Stakes record

on 09/23/2019 8:41 AM
Ontario’s top 3-year-old pacing fillies waged an epic battle at Flamboro Downs on Sunday night as they wrapped up their Gold Series regular season in a single $158,000 division. Top point earners Sunny Dee, Boadicea and Powerful Chris lined up at Posts 2, 4 and 10 in the 10-filly field and when the gate swung away all three were mixing it up through a sharp :26.3 opening quarter. Thats ...
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NYSS Excelsior finals contested at Saratoga

on 09/23/2019 8:24 AM
There were eight Excelsior A Finals contested on Saturday night at Saratoga Casino Hotel. The culmination of the summer-long Excelsior series saw eight divisions which each went for a purse of $55,000 on a beautiful late summer evening in the Spa City. Two and three-year-old trotters who competed starting in late spring and through the summer saw their stakes campaigns culminate on Saturday...
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