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Freshman trotters battle in KYSS action

on 08/31/2019 11:54 PM
Off a decisive victory in her Kentucky Sires Stakes (KYSS) division last week, Ms Savannah Belle returned to The Red Mile with a pocket-rocket mile of 1:53.3 to take the first of three $30,000 third-preliminary KYSS divisions for 2-year-old trotting fillies on Saturday night. Crucial protected position from the pylons while Ms Savannah Belle ducked for the pocket heading to a :28.4 openi...
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Highalator wins final prelim of Great Northeast Series

on 08/31/2019 10:29 PM
Highalator showed sharp early speed to earn a fine pocket trip behind favored Backstreet Shadow, then caught that rival by three-quarters of a length to win the $30,000 final preliminary in the Great Northeast Open Series (GNOS) for top-level pacers Saturday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono in 1:48.2. Driver Richard Still fully exploited his post two draw to the maximum agai...
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Black Is Back best again at Batavia

on 08/31/2019 10:03 PM
If last week’s seven-length romp wasn’t proof enough he’s on top of his game, Black Is Back beat the best on the grounds again on Saturday in the $12,500 Open I Handicap pace at Batavia Downs.    In a no-nonsense move, Dave McNeight III pushed Black Is Back off the gate and to the lead and set down the marching orders from there. With the field in post position or...
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Guardian Angel As holds off Atlanta in Maple Leaf

on 08/31/2019 10:00 PM
 Guardian Angel As continued his dream season with a Canadian record equaling victory in Saturday’s $600,000 Maple Leaf Trot at Woodbine Mohawk Park.   The Anette Lorentzon trained 5-year-old was moved to the top in the second-quarter by driver Tim Tetrick and never looked back to win by a half-length in 1:50.4.   “I got away in a real good spot there early...
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Bluebird Recon upsets in Meadows feature

on 08/31/2019 9:57 PM
Bluebird Recon let Summer Travel do the heavy lifting, then blew by him in the lane to spring a 14-1 upset in Saturday’s $20,000 Open Handicap Pace at The Meadows.   Although Summer Travel reached the point from post 8, he needed a :26.3 opening panel to get there. He was strong enough to discourage any backside challengers but could not hold off the pocket-sitting Bluebird Reco...
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Hannah Miller wins Billings Trot at Freehold

on 08/31/2019 6:51 PM
“Hurricane Hannah” Miller is back where she belongs..at the head of the class. The talented miss and two-time National Amateur Driver of the Year (2015 & 2016) notched her 101st career driving victory Saturday afternoon at Freehold Raceway when she guided Fiji to a stunning 2:00.3 come from behind  triumph in a $9,000 Eastern Region Billings Trot. Subbing for...
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Repeat button hit in Indiana Sires Stakes

on 08/31/2019 7:19 AM
Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino played host to a stakes filled card on Friday as the Indiana Sires Stakes season pressed on with two $50,500 divisions of Indiana Sires Stakes action for 3-year-old pacing colts and geldings and two $68,000 divisions for the 2-year-old pacing colts and geldings highlighting the evening’s 13-race card.     Familiar fa...
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Andy Miller wins 7 on Freehold’s opener

on 08/30/2019 11:16 PM
Andy Miller had a remarkable opening day at Freehold Raceway on Friday as he won seven out of the track’s 10 races. Miller, the leading driver at Freehold, teamed up with leading trainer Nick Surick on five of those wins. They won with Ginger Spice N ($4.00) in race one, Yooper ($4.60) in race two, Rockn Legend ($6.80) in race four, Fox Valley Hermia ($5.60) in race six, and Icingon De ...
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Synergy by a nose in Champlain 2CT

on 08/30/2019 11:10 PM
 Father Patrick colt Synergy got up the rail to win by the narrowest of margins in Friday’s $182,876 Champlain Stakes for 2-year-old trotters at Woodbine Mohawk Park.   A full field of 10 rookies met up for the Grand Circuit contest. Per Engblom trainee Synergy went off as the slight favourite over Luc Blais’ Port Perry and the two rookies would be connected throughou...
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Hidden Cove fastest in NYSS 2FP divisions

on 08/30/2019 11:04 PM
Vernon Downs played host to three divisions of the New York Sires Stakes (NYSS) for 2-year-old pacing fillies on Friday. Hidden Cove (Marcus Miller) won the $34,866 first division of the NYSS. Cash Roll (Jim Morrill Jr.) went to the lead just before hitting the first quarter in :27.2.  Hidden Cove ($9.20) took over the lead as they went around the first turn.  She led t...
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Whiskey Lindy still undefeated at Plainridge

on 08/30/2019 11:00 PM
Whiskey Lindy got a late start to the season as he didn’t make his first start of 2019 until August 16. But his limited number of starts have all been quality wins including his third straight at Plainridge Park on Friday afternoon. In the $12,000 trotting feature for 5-year-olds and younger, Whiskey Lindy (Drew Monti) got away second behind Hs Marcia (Drew Campbell) who led the field t...
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CR Blazin Beauty ties Batavia track record

on 08/30/2019 10:56 PM
After destroying the field by nine lengths in a lower conditioned start at the Downs last week, CR Blazin Beauty moved up to the $11,000 Open II and left the field chasing her once again as she won by open lengths in track record time Friday at Batavia Downs.  The players and the script were the same; driver John Cummings Jr. left hard and put CR Blazin Beauty on the point and di...
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Feelin’ Red Hope wins Yonkers F&M open

on 08/30/2019 10:53 PM
A shocking rerun, as Feelin’ Red Hot (George Brennan, $8.20) successfully authored another down-the-road tome Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway’s $46,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace.   Assigned outside her seven foes, Feelin’ Red Hot pole-vaulted over all of ‘em, working round 3-5 favorite Alexa’s Power Jason Bartlett) before a 27-second opening...
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Divine Spirit, Ilana Z Tam win Philly features

on 08/30/2019 6:49 PM
A pair of $16,000 featured events headlined the Friday afternoon racing at Harrah’s Philadelphia. In the co-feature for trotters, the Father Patrick gelding Divine Spirit overcame the difficult tuck-then-first-over trip to win in 1:56.3. Remarkable De Vie put up the early fractions of :28 and :58.2; by the 1:26.3 three-quarters he had engaged the leader and soon gained the advantag...
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Harrisburg yearling preview now on website

on 08/30/2019 11:59 AM
Standardbred Horse Sales Company is proud to announce that our 81st Annual Harrisburg Yearling Sale Preview is now posted on our website, www.theblackbook.com. Yearling video links will be posted closer to the Sale.   Yearling Sale dates are Monday, November 4 through, Wednesday, November 6, featuring 855 fabulous yearlings (381 trotters, 474 pacers)   433 by P...
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SBOANJ announces bonus money distribution

on 08/30/2019 11:56 AM
The Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey will administer the distribution of New Jersey Sired bonus money which will be paid out on a monthly basis retroactive from April 1, 2019. These awards, the result of a $10 million state appropriation, have also funded a breeder’s awards program and increased purses for SBOANJ sponsored races. The payouts for the New Jersey ...
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Trillions Hanover seeks first GC win in Lady Maud

on 08/30/2019 9:26 AM
Trillions Hanover will have a big crowd rooting for her in Saturday night’s Lady Maud at Yonkers, and not only because she is the 7-5 morning line favorite in the $122,224 stakes. Trillions Hanover is owned by VIP Internet Stable and a number of partners who are new to the game own her through the fractional ownership group.   “We’ve got several newer partners on her,&rd...
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Priceless, Grace Rocks capture Indiana Sires Stakes

on 08/30/2019 8:39 AM
A pair of Indiana Sires Stakes divisions for 2-year-old pacing fillies were showcased at Harrah’s Hoosier Park on Thursday and brought forth impressive performances from the freshman fillies. Priceless and Grace Rocks each won their respective $69,500 divisions and did so with authority to deliver as the favorites. After suffering the first loss of her young career in stakes action las...
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No surprises in NYSS 3CP divisions

on 08/30/2019 8:37 AM
Yonkers Raceway Thursday night hosted the $161,500 New York Sires Stakes Bruce Hamilton Pace for 3-year-old colts and geldings.   The event once again honored the memory one of the state’s true get-it-done gentlemen, the long-time executive secretary of the Harness Horse Breeders of New  York whose contributions to the industry were way too numerous to mention here. &n...
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It was a "Dunn" deal in Champlain 2FTs

on 08/30/2019 8:35 AM
Rookie trotting fillies stepped into the Grand Circuit spotlight for the $195,597 Champlain Stakes on Thursday evening at Woodbine Mohawk Park. A group of 18 two-year-old trotting fillies were split into a pair of divisions.   Father Patrick filly Panem broke her maiden with a 1:55.4 score in the first split. The Nancy Johansson trainee and driver Dexter Dunn circled to the top from s...
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