Freshmen shine in Kindergarten series at Tioga

on 09/14/2019 8:40 AM
Tioga Downs played host to the third leg of the Kindergarten Series Classic for 2-year-old pacers and trotters on Friday (September 13).  All races were for a purse of $10,000. Captain Barbosa (Andrew McCarthy) cruises to victory in the Kindergarten race for pacing colts & geldings. Keystone Dash (Wally Hennessey) led to the first quarter in :27.0.  Play The Ponies (David Mil...
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Sophomore pacing colts sizzle in stakes action at Hoosier Park

on 09/14/2019 8:38 AM
Sophomore pacing colts & geldings were back in the spotlight and as predicted, turned in ultra-competitive stakes performances on Friday, September 13 at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. The evening featured two $49,000 divisions in leg seven of eight for the division as the horses prepare for the upcoming Stakes Super Finals next month. Each division produced slight upsets w...
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New track record set at Hollywood Dayton

on 09/13/2019 10:24 PM
Allbeastnobeauty set a track record for 4-year-old pacing mares on Friday night at Hollywood Dayton Raceway. The daughter of Sportsmaster scorched the newly reconditioned five-eighths mile oval in 1:50.4 for trainer-driver Dan Noble, clipping a tick off the old standard of 1:51 set by Carol's Z Tam in 2018. It was the 20th career triumph for Allbeastnobeauty, who benefitted from quick ear...
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Keystone Apache cruises in Batavia feature trot 

on 09/13/2019 9:53 PM
Keystone Apache was a dominant force in the $10,500 Open II trot at Batavia Downs on Friday night (Sept. 13) and scored his eighth win of the year in the easiest of fashion.    Keystone Apache (Billy Davis Jr.) left slowly and made a gradual attack at the lead. He got there by the quarter in :28.4 and from that point on, the race was over. With a two-length gap for the next hal...
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Southwind Farms yearling videos now available

on 09/13/2019 4:52 PM
Videos of the SOUTHWIND FARMS yearlings that have been consigned to the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale (October  1 -5) are now available on the Southwind Farms website (   The yearlings (which will sell in the Preferred Equine consignment) feature colts and fillies by champion sire MUSCLE HILL, as well as offerings by first crop sensations ALWAYS B MIKI ...
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Trainer Siegelman supports "Trail to Zero" ride

on 09/13/2019 10:46 AM
On Saturday, a group of military veterans will ride on horseback through Manhattan to raise awareness about the high rate of suicide among former servicemen and servicewomen. The third annual “Trail to Zero” ride will cover 20 miles, which represents the number of veterans lost to suicide on average each day. When harness racing trainer Robbie Siegelman heard that number, he was s...
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I Know My Chip scores at Dayton

on 09/13/2019 10:05 AM
I Know My Chip inched closer to the $1 million earnings plateau winning the $17,500 Open Trot at Hollywood Dayton Raceway on Thursday night.   Driver Jeremy Smith sped directly to the front with the 7-year-old son of Deep Chip and cut all the fractions entourage to an impressive 1:53.1 triumph. The winner is trained by Walter Haynes Jr. for owners Brian Carsey and John McGill. He is eli...
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Brook Sugg an OHHA scholarship winner

on 09/13/2019 9:33 AM
The Ohio Harness Horsemen’s Association (OHHA) offered $12,500 in scholarships divided among five individuals this year.   Brook Sugg of Deshler, Ohio, was a recipient of a $2,500 scholarship. She is the daughter of John "Duke" and Lisa Sugg. She is a 2019 graduate of Patrick Henry High School and is enrolled at Bowling Green State University where she is majoring...
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Southwind Frost picks up another Grassroots

on 09/13/2019 8:45 AM
Southwind Frost picked up his second straight win in Grassroots action as the 3-year-old trotting colts and geldings wrapped up their regular season at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Thursday evening. Sent off as the heavy favorite from post 3, Southwind Frost watched from fourth as A Royal Line led the field to a :27.2 opening quarter. As Royale Elite took over heading for the :56.1 half, trainer-d...
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Local ties run deep on NYSS Night of Champions

on 09/13/2019 8:31 AM
When 64 of the best New York-bred trotters and pacers enter the paddock at Batavia Downs for the $1.8 million New York Sires Stakes (NYSS) Night of Champions on Saturday, there will be three horsemen that will have a homecoming of sorts as their careers all got started in Batavia at the oldest lighted harness track in America.   Ray Schnittker from Tonawanda, N.Y., Steve Pratt from C...
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Odds On Osiris sets Hoosier mark in INSS

on 09/13/2019 8:29 AM
Heavy rains and a sloppy track would not deter freshman pacing colt Odds On Osiris who became Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino’s newest track record holder after an impressive, open length 1:50.3 score in the co-featured event of the evening, the $69,000 Indiana Sires Stakes for 2-year-old pacing colts and geldings, on Thursday. With Peter Wrenn in the bike, Odds On Osi...
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Color Envy wins in Plainridge debut

on 09/12/2019 7:30 PM
The 4-year-old pacing mare Color Envy has spent all year racing at Yonkers Raceway, closing out that stand with a 3 3/4-length win two weeks ago. She shipped into Massachusetts on Thursday to make her first start in the Commonwealth and ended her day a winner in the $12,000 conditioned pace for fillies and mares at Plainridge Park in a new seasonal mark.    Color Envy (Mitch...
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Morgan brings in $447 winner at Philly

on 09/12/2019 7:25 PM
One of the most unexpected finishes in recent harness racing history transpired at Harrah’s Philadelphia during race five on the Thursday afternoon card, when Pittstop Kip closed to win by a neck – and paid $447 for a $2 win ticket. Second was 86-1 shot What That Is, with the 3-5 favorite and the 5-2 second choice in the last two spots after making breaks. Favored Crazsh...
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New Weekend Preview now available!

on 09/12/2019 4:10 PM
A field of nine will go behind the gate in Saturday’s Canadian Trotting Classic at Woodbine Mohawk Park, including Hambletonian champ Forbidden Trade. In the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview, read why trainers Tony Alagna and Nancy Johansson believe their respective trotters, Pilot Discretion and Don’t Let’em, have a better chance in Canada than they would have had th...
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Only Take Cash taking on best

on 09/12/2019 2:47 PM
Trainer Bob McIntosh will send his Ohio-bred star Only Take Cash from the rail into her first major Grand Circuit foray, the $376,000 (C) Elegantimage final, this Saturday at Woodbine Mohawk Park.   A daughter of Cash Hall bred and owned by Bob McIntosh Stables Inc. and co-owned by Dave Boyle and Mardon Stables, Only Take Cash has raced almost exclusively on the Ohio Sires S...
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Greenshoe to stand at Hanover in 2020

on 09/12/2019 2:42 PM
Hanover Shoe Farms Inc., Courant Inc., Hans Backe, Lars Granqvist and Morten Langli proudly announce that superstar colt trotter Greenshoe will retire to Hanover Shoe Farms at the conclusion of his 3-year-old campaign to commence stallion duty at the world’s foremost nursery in 2020.   Greenshoe burst onto the harness racing scene in early June of his 2-year-old year, winning hi...
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Museum gift shop at Delaware fair

on 09/12/2019 1:04 PM
The Harness Racing Museum’s Winner’s Circle Gift Shop will be at the Delaware County Fair in Delaware, Ohio, Monday, Sept. 16, through Thursday, Sept. 19. Our shop will be located east of the Log Cabin near the Jugette Barn. Start your holiday shopping before and between races. We are eager to show off many new items that will make shopping for the horse lovers on your list an ...
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Pre-Jug party benefits New Vocations

on 09/12/2019 12:59 PM
The annual charity auction to benefit New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program and the Delaware County Fair will be held Wednesday September 18 in conjunction with the Pre-Jug Party immediately following the Jugette.    Over 125 items and services will be offered in a silent auction via mobile bidding followed by a live auction of several premier items at 7:30 p.m. People will be...
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RJP a VIP again at The Meadows

on 09/12/2019 11:44 AM
In 2017 when Mark Weaver of Weaver Bruscemi LLC was scouting prospects for Team Burke for the Delvin Miller Adios Pace for the Orchids, he came across a handsome Somebeachsomewhere-Vysoke Tatry gelding named RJP. Weaver’s group purchased him privately for $200,000 and did start him in the Adios, where he finished a respectable third to Fear The Dragon.   He followed that up with...
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Mattias Melander taking it one race at a time

on 09/12/2019 11:29 AM
Mattias Melander is uncertain what the future holds for his career as a driver. The 23 year old is simply taking it one race at a time. “I don’t really have a plan,” said Melander, the younger brother of Rising Star Award-winning trainer Marcus Melander. “I don’t think about it too much. I like (driving). I’m not sure that’s all I want to do, but that...
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