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Gone Girl upsets at Hollywood Dayton

on 09/21/2019 6:52 AM
Gone Girl has had an outstanding 2019 season, earning just under $100,000, but never seems to get much respect at the betting windows.  Although she has won seven times on the year in 27 tries, the 5-year-old daughter of Dragon Again is usually dispatched at double digit odds and Friday night was no exception.  At odds of 21-1, Gone Girl upset her peers in the $16,500 Open Mares P...
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Century Farroh supplements, wins Jenna’s Beach Boy

on 09/21/2019 6:49 AM
Century Farroh showed why he was favored in the $170,000 Jennas Beach Boy for sophomore colt and gelding pacers Friday at Harrah’s Hoosier Park. One of four supplemental entries into the race, the son of Mach Three claimed his 12th win in 14 seasonal starts, winning in 1:49.1. Crimson And Chrome raced second while Rockie Got Framed finished third. Starting from the second tier...
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Priceless, Sherry Lyns Lady win KY Stallion Managements

on 09/21/2019 6:45 AM
Indiana sensation Priceless collected her biggest payday of the season with a 1:51.1 victory in the $230,000 Kentuckiana Stallion Management stake for freshman pacing fillies Friday at Harrah’s Hoosier Park. Driven by trainer Brandon Bates, the Rockin Image lass used a pocket trip to perfection, pacing home to a two-length margin at the wire in a lifetime best performance. “It wor...
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Lindy The Great, This Is The Plan win big Hoosier stakes

on 09/21/2019 6:42 AM
Lindy The Great burst from the pack at the top of the stretch and trotted to a three and three-quarter length victory Friday to capture the $230,000 Caesars Trotting Classic for free-for-all trotters at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. The 5-year-old Crazed-Highscore Kemp stallion stopped the timer in 1:51.1 to equal the fastest mile ever trotted over the Anderson oval. The ...
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Feelin' Red Hot takes Yonkers mare Open

on 09/20/2019 9:54 PM
Feelin Red Hot (George Brennan, $7.80) held off Alexa’s Power (Jason Bartlett) in a two-speed number Friday night (Sept. 20), winning Yonkers Raceway’s $42,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace. The assigned eight hole was again not an impost for Feelin’ Red Hot, who made the lead well before a :27.2 opening quarter-mile. She rated a :56.2 intermission before Lispatty...
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McMorris Hanover, Part Time Hanover win

on 09/20/2019 7:06 PM
Trotter Macmorris Hanover and pacing mare Part-Time Hanover were the winners of the twin $16,000 features at Harrah’s Philadelphia on Friday afternoon. Driver Pat Lachance saw two hard-leaving rivals to his inside break early in the trot, and he guided the sophomore Cantab Hall gelding Macmorris Hanover up to sit a pocket trip. The winner had clearance along the inside in the stretch an...
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Hennessey wrapping up record season at Tioga

on 09/20/2019 4:01 PM
It is no surprise to find Wally Hennessey winning a high rate of races in upstate New York during the summer. The Hall of Fame driver, who spends the non-summer months at Florida’s Pompano Park, has enjoyed countless years of success at Saratoga’s harness racing track going back to the late 1980s. This year, though, Hennessey has spent the summer competing at Tioga Downs. He decid...
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How do expensive colts fare in Metro?

on 09/20/2019 3:06 PM
The $750,000 Metro Pace is harness racing’s richest two-year-old race in 2019 and for most of the connections racing it’s exactly the spot they planned on being.   A field of 10 rookie pacing colts and geldings will line up in the Metro Pace with six of the 10 having been purchased for $100,000 or more at last fall’s yearling sales. That number of six is one more tha...
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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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