Starters announced for International Trot

on 09/20/2019 1:04 PM
Yonkers Raceway has announced its field of 10 world-class entrants for the $1 million International Trot, set for Saturday afternoon, Oct. 12. The field is presently as follows, with the country the horse is representing in parenthesis): Atlanta (US), Bahia Quesnot (France), Cruzado Dela Noche (Sweden), Guardian Angel AS (US), Lionel (Norway), Marion Marauder (Canada), Norton Comm...
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Elver Hanover now 7-for-7 with OBC win

on 09/20/2019 10:06 AM
Ohio Breeders Championship action was on the Jug Day undercard on Thursday at the Delaware County Fairgrounds. Three-Year-Old Colt Pace Gold Digger King (Brian Sears) scored an upset in the first $54,600 division in 1:51.4 over Native’s Sweet Lou (Dan Noble). Paying $41.20 to win, Gold Digger King is owned by Linda Van Camp and trained by Scott Mogan. Rock Candy (Ronnie W...
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More money for Massachusetts-breds

on 09/20/2019 9:25 AM
It has been announced that after a meeting between the Horse Racing Committee (HRC) and the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) on Wednesday afternoon (Sept. 18) to discuss the distribution percentage, the HRC voted to recommend that the MGC increase the amount allocated to the Standardbreds from the Race Horse Development Fund (RHDF) from 60 to 65 percent.   ...
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Swandre The Giant rebounds in INSS

on 09/20/2019 9:18 AM
Sophomore trotting colts and geldings took another turn in Indiana Sires Stakes action on Thursday at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. The evening’s card was highlighted by two $47,000 divisions in leg seven of eight for the division as the horses prepare for the upcoming Stakes Super Finals next month. Favorites prevailed in both divisions with victories from Martini ...
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Tru Lou, Worthy Of Honor win Standardbreds

on 09/19/2019 7:58 PM
Tru Lou won the $48,100 Standardbred Stakes for 2-year-old male pacers and Worthy Of Honor won the $47,100 Standardbred Stakes for 2-year-old male trotters on Thursday afternoon at the Delaware County Fairgrounds In the Standardbred pace, Tru Lou was third behind 1-2 favorite Complete Kaos and Caviart Revere during the first half of the race before getting the signal from driver Matt Kakaley to...
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Osterc best in Old Oaken Bucket

on 09/19/2019 7:53 PM
Osterc avoided trouble when Union Forces went off stride in front of him coming out of the first turn and then held off Mass Fortune K and Summit In Sight in the stretch to win the $95,425 Old Oaken Bucket for 3-year-old male trotters in 1:54.4 Thursday at the Delaware County Fairgrounds. Union Forces, leaving from post five, left the gate quickly and took the early lead in front of 4-5 favorit...
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Southwind Ozzi captures 74th Little Brown Jug

on 09/19/2019 7:41 PM
After using a sustained first-over drive to win his elimination earlier in the day, Southwind Ozzi and driver Brian Sears came back with nearly a carbon copy effort to capture the $384,000 Little Brown Jug final for 3-year-old male pacers Thursday afternoon at the Delaware County Fairgrounds. Southwind Ozzi won the final by 1-3/4 lengths over Fast N First in 1:50.1. American Mercury f...
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Wiggle It Jiggleit finishes 2nd in return

on 09/19/2019 7:37 PM
Wiggle It Jiggleit returned to the site of his greatest win, the Delaware County Fairgrounds, on Thursday for his first start since October 2016 and finished second to Celestial Arden N in a conditioned race timed in 1:51.2 at the half-mile oval. Wiggle It Jiggleit, the 2015 Horse of the Year and earner of nearly $4 million in lifetime purses, four years ago captured the Little Brown Jug at the...
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Plunge Blue Chip wins Miss Versatility final

on 09/19/2019 7:32 PM
Plunge Blue Chip won the $100,000 Miss Versatility Series final for older female trotters by a half-length over Emoticon Hanover in 1:52.1 on Thursday at the Delaware County Fairgrounds. Custom Cantab finished third. Ake Svanstedt guided the 4-year-old mare to victory, taking the lead after the first turn and remaining on top despite pressure from Custom Cantab following the half-mile point. ...
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Little Rocket Man hopes to come up big at Hoosier Park

on 09/19/2019 12:33 PM
Little Rocket Man might be on the small side, but it has not prevented the 3-year-old pacer from coming up big for trainer Missy Essig and owners Russ Beeman and Jack Freeman. The gelding, unraced at age 2, has won 10 of 14 races this season and earned $137,630 as he heads to his first career Grand Circuit event, Friday’s $170,000 Jenna’s Beach Boy Stakes at Harrah’s Hoosi...
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Stella A fastest of DSBF leg winners

on 09/18/2019 9:08 PM
Four $20,000 divisions of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) for 2-year-old trotters headlined the Wednesday program at Harrington Raceway. The first division saw an impressive front end effort by Linda Macdonald's Stella A ($7, Ross Wolfenden), who scored a 2:03 victory over Alert and Dabigspookybootah. The Anders Bluestone filly is trained by Joe Macdonald. The secon...
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HP Sissy takes Batavia mare Pace feature

on 09/18/2019 9:05 PM
HP Sissy has been racing in the shadows of the mares competing in the top distaff class at Batavia Downs of late, settling for minor spoils since her only win in Genesee County this year on August 7. But with a renewed sense of purpose and a driver change that reunited her with the reinsman she scored her first win of the year with in February, HP Sissy went a dominating mile in gate to wire fas...
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Warrawee Ubeaut dominates in 49th Jugette

on 09/18/2019 6:27 PM
The decision by the connections of Warrawee Ubeaut to race her in Wednesday afternoon's $259,600 Jugette for 3-year-old filly pacers at the Delaware, Ohio fairgrounds and not Thursday's Little Brown Jug against the boys paid off as the daughter of Sweet Lou crushed her foes in both her elim and decisive second heat.   After romping by 6 1/4 lengths in the second of two $59,200 J...
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The Wall hits the wire first at Harrah’s Philadelphia

on 09/18/2019 5:12 PM
The Somebeachsomewhere gelding The Wall gave a solid performance in the $14,500 featured pace at Harrah’s Philadelphia on Wednesday afternoon, stopping the timer in 1:51.1. Each of the four panels on the timer reflected :27.4 quarters, but The Wall did not pace each of his own four splits in that figure. He was fourth, four lengths off, approaching the end of the first turn when To...
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Hannah, Keystone Eureka win 2YO Standardbreds

on 09/18/2019 5:05 PM
Two-year-old filly trotter Hannah and driver Andy Miller cruised to a 3 ½-length victory in the $46,000 Standardbred trot in Wednesday action at the Delaware County Fair. When the field of six was sent on their way, Miller sent the eventual winner right to the front and was able to control the fractions of :28.4 :58.1 and 1:27.1. Hannah used a :28.4 last quarter ...
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Dadoyan new Director of Racing at MGM Yonkers

on 09/18/2019 3:04 PM
The Standardbred Owners Association of New York’s Executive Director, Alex Dadoyan, will be leaving his position at the SOA of NY to take a position with MGM Resorts Yonkers Raceway as Director of Racing. “MGM having someone with his knowledge of the racing game will be beneficial in both the short and long term for the racing product at Y...
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Black Box Mixed entries open until Oct. 23

on 09/18/2019 2:18 PM
To enhance the end-of-season options for racehorse owners and breeders, Standardbred Horse Sales Company will continue to accept entries to its Annual Mixed Sale in Harrisburg until 12 Noon on Oct. 23, for inclusion in a supplement catalog.   The supplement will be printed and distributed at the sale, made available for download online ...
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Trotting colts rebound in Indiana Sires Stakes

on 09/18/2019 6:42 AM
Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino kicked off a busy week of live racing action on Tuesday with two $65,000 divisions of Indiana Sires Stakes for the 2-year-old colt and gelding trotters. After tasting defeat in their last stakes engagements, TJ’s Top Pick and Brigotto rebounded impressively to score in their respective divisions and deliver as the heavy post time favorit...
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Lyons River Pride wins Pocono feature

on 09/17/2019 9:09 PM
The Sombeachsomewhere mare Lyons River Pride held off foes to both sides during a :27 last quarter to lower her mark to 1:50 while winning the $17,500 feature for distaff pacers during the Tuesday twilight card at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. Simon Allard hustled the winner of $331,271 to the lead mid-first turn, with Medusa defending the pocket and forcing favorite Divas Image ...
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Action Uncle's 1:54 sets new OBC mark

on 09/17/2019 5:07 PM
Action Uncle rewrote the record book in winning the second division of the Ohio Breeders Championship for freshman colt trotters in Tuesday action at the Delaware County Fair.  The Uncle Peter established a new stake, track and world’s record with his 1:54 victory over Big Box Hanover (Dan Noble) and Count On Barney (Kurt Sugg).  Driver Brett Miller sent the eventual winner...
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