Brennan goes 7-for-11 at Yonkers

on 08/28/2019 8:35 AM
George Brennan doesn’t get his mail delivered to the Westchester winner’s circle. Lately, it’s just seemed that way.   This past Friday night, Aug. 23, Brennan won half of Yonkers Raceway’s dozen races.   That was child’s play.   Tuesday night, Brennan turned six-for-12 into seven-for-11, as is one more win with one fewer race. ...
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Erv Miller trainees sweep INSS 2FT divisions

on 08/27/2019 10:53 PM
It was a good night at the office for trainer Erv Miller as he made a clean sweep of the stakes action at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing on Tuesday and had a total of three training wins on the evening’s 10-race card. Two $64,000 divisions of Indiana Sires Stakes for 2-year-old trotting fillies were featured on the evening’s 10-race card as the fillies were squaring off...
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Lex Selected Yearling Sale catalog now available

on 08/27/2019 10:13 PM
The catalog for the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale is now available on the company’s website,, and on the Equineline Sales Catalog app. Print catalogs will be mailed early next week.   The yearling sale will start Tuesday evening, Oct. 1 and run through Saturday, Oct. 5, at the Fasig-Tipton Pavilion in Lexington, Ky. It will be followed by the L...
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Big day at Meadows for Suddenly Royal, Team Pantaleano

on 08/27/2019 7:47 PM
Suddenly Royal abandoned the pocket past the quarter and made the move stand up as she won her third straight — and gave Jim Pantaleano one of his five victories on the 13-race card — in Tuesday’s feature at The Meadows, a $13,500 Filly & Mare Conditioned Pace.   Although Suddenly Royal was sitting behind the 2-5 favorite, Lakeisha Hall, Pantaleano want...
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Standout fields set for Maple Leaf, Can. Pacing Derby

on 08/27/2019 7:44 PM
Harness racing’s heavyweights will clash this Saturday at Woodbine Mohawk Park for the $600,000 Maple Leaf Trot and $525,000 Canadian Pacing Derby.   Over $1.6 million in purses will be up for grabs on a stakes-filled program, including the Simcoe Stakes for three-year-old pacers and Ontario Sires Stakes Gold for two-year-old pacing colts and geldings joining the co-main events....
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Jamieson vows to win Clinton's Drivers' Challenge

on 08/27/2019 4:02 PM
Jody Jamieson is throwing down the gauntlet for the 39th edition of Clinton Raceway’s annual Charity Drivers’ Challenge to be held Sunday in support of Royal Canadian Legion branches in Clinton, Wingham, Seaforth and Brussels. The reigning Drivers’ Challenge champion two years running and the overall leader with six victories in the event said he’s fully intending to ...
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Forbidden Trade seeks second jewel of Triple Crown

on 08/27/2019 3:18 PM
With the Hambletonian Stakes already on his list of accomplishments, Forbidden Trade will try for the second jewel in the Trotting Triple Crown when he faces seven foes in Saturday’s $500,000 Yonkers Trot at Yonkers Raceway. Nine trotters have captured the Triple Crown since its inception in 1955, the most recent Marion Marauder three years ago. Forbidden Trade and driver Bob McClu...
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Shenandoah fair racing begins Wednesday

on 08/27/2019 2:42 PM
Harness racing will return to the Shenandoah County Fair for the 102nd consecutive year beginning Wednesday with stronger  participation from horsemen, a major increase in purse monies, and a new sense of enthusiasm.   The opener features eight races, all with $2,000 purses, beginning at 12 noon. The four day Fair meet will continue with cards on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at ...
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SOANY director opines on federal bill

on 08/27/2019 2:28 PM
In his Op-Ed “Commentary: Horse racing bill is crafted to help breeders, not horses,” in Monday’s (Aug. 26) Albany Times Union, Standardbred Owners Association of New York director Chris Wittstruck details why the current federal Horse Racing Integrity Act is not only dangerous for horses, but is loaded with the ulterior motives of Thoroughbred breeders looking to increase...
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MSOA donates to animal rescue group

on 08/27/2019 2:26 PM
The Washington County Animal Response Team (WaCART) provides irreplaceable services throughout Washington County, rescuing animals trapped in life-threatening situations. Yet the agency has been hampered in its efforts by the lack of a truck to haul the trailer that houses its emergency equipment and supplies.   Now, WaCART has launched a campaign to raise funds to purchase a truck,&n...
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Zero Tolerance heads to Batavia for Wednesday's NYSS

on 08/27/2019 8:29 AM
Zero Tolerance is the second richest sophomore filly in all of North America this year and she will be competing in the final division of the $111,900 New York Sired Stakes (NYSS) for 3-year-old pacing fillies at Batavia Downs on Wednesday. Plus her regular reinsman, Hall of Fame driver David Miller, will also be on hand for a rare western New York appearance.   Zero Tolerance (Hesto...
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Bettor's Wish draws post 1; Aflame Hanover 8

on 08/26/2019 9:00 PM
The fields are set for the $500,000 Messenger and $500,000 Yonkers Trot, to be contested Saturday night at Yonkers Raceway.   The 65th Yonkers Trot required no eliminations as just eight 3-year-olds entered. Hambletonian winner Forbidden Trade drew post six in what was carded as the sixth race.   “It wasn’t in our original plan, but plans change,” trainer ...
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Sweet Lucy Lou surprises, but not Ubeaut, Tall Drink

on 08/26/2019 8:57 PM
Three divisional leaders — Tall Drink Hanover, Warrawee Ubeaut, Stonebridge Soul — each looked to burnish her credentials in Monday’s Romola Hanover, a $167,677 Pennsylvania Sires Stake for sophomore filly pacers at The Meadows. Tall Drink Hanover and Warrawee Ubeaut did just that, but Stonebridge Soul fell to 15-1 outsider Sweet Lucy Lou.   Tall Drink Hanover has an imp...
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Teagues score with Daiymir at Harrington

on 08/26/2019 8:55 PM
George Teague Jr. and Teague Racing Partnership;s Daiymir ($4.20, Montrell Teague) was a 1:53.2 winner in the $12,500 featured conditioned pace Monday at Harrington Raceway.  The 5-year-old Mr. Wiggles stallion never looked back in his front end score where he would lead throughout over Q's Cruise and Late Mail N. It was the 7th win of the year for the Clyde Francis-trainee.  Lat...
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Betterlatethannever 1:50.3 Plainridge winner

on 08/26/2019 8:52 PM
Betterlatethannever put in a strong front-end effort to capture his second straight win after taking the $14,000 Winners-Over Handicap pace at Plainridge Park on Monday afternoon (Aug. 26).   It was a four-horse, four-wide dash off the gate for the lead with Major Leaguer (Jimmy Whittemore), Betterlatethannever (Jay Randall), Tisadream N (Drew Monti) and Mach Doro A (Ron Cushing) all argu...
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ARCI approves Standardbred racing amendments

on 08/26/2019 4:24 PM
At its most recent meeting in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., earlier this month the Association of Racing Commissioners International (ARCI), approved 12 amendments to the Model Rules pertaining to Standardbred racing and set aside final action on other pending items for further review. The ARCI Board of Directors approved the following amendments. The proposals were submitted by the United States Trott...
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Walnut Hall Ltd. videos available

on 08/26/2019 2:37 PM
Videos of the four trotting yearlings from Walnut Hall Ltd. that will sell at Fasig-Tipton the first week of October are now posted on both the Lexington sale and the Walnut Hall Ltd. websites.   These yearlings are now available for your inspection, both in hand and in the paddock, seven days a week from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. A call ahead would be appreciated, but it is not required...
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Millionaire Hellava Hush dies at 19

on 08/26/2019 12:39 PM
According to Don Carroll of Whiting, N.J., Hellava Hush’s former caretaker, the 19-year-old gelding has died from natural causes at the private farm of Darin Lane of Massachusetts.   in his racing career, the son of Lindy Lane posted 30 victories, 20 seconds and 13 third-place finishes in 88 starts. Kelly O’Donnell trained him at two and three and he was also drivi...
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Powerful Chris prevails in Ontario Gold

on 08/26/2019 8:49 AM
Rideau Carleton Raceway hosted a battle of the 3-year-old pacing filly heavyweights on Sunday evening and fans were treated to a championship display in the $158,000 Gold Series division. Division leaders Boadicea, Powerful Chris and Sunny Dee were sent off as the top choices in the 10-filly field, with Powerful Chris getting the slight edge over her rivals. Starting from post 5 with regular ...
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Buckeye Classic catalogs now available

on 08/26/2019 8:47 AM
Sale catalogs are now available for the fifth annual Buckeye Classic Yearling Sale in Springfield, Ohio. Conducted by the Hoosier Classic Sale Company of Indiana, the auction will be held Tuesday, Sept. 24, at the Champions Expo Center located at the Clark County Fairgrounds. Start time is 10 a.m. A total of 207 yearlings have been cataloged by many of the major Ohio farms with yearlings by l...
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