Breeders Crown Charity Challenge breeding auction

on 08/23/2019 1:14 PM
Woodbine Entertainment and Libfeld-Katz Breeding Partnership are pleased to announce a breeding auction for Wednesday, Oct. 4 in Lexington, Ky. to raise funds for the Breeders Crown Charity Challenge.   The auction will take place prior to the second session of the 2019 Lexington Selected Yearling Sale at the Fasig-Tipton Sales Pavilion and features the opportunity to acquire a 2...
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Wisdom Tree looks to extend Yonkers streak

on 08/23/2019 9:32 AM
Wisdom Tree’s first three starts at Yonkers all yielded the same results. The then 2-year-old filly started from outside posts and make breaks late in her miles, failing to earn a check in New York Sires Stakes company, including the $225,000 final October 14, 2017. Since that race, the Betterthancheddar daughter is perfect at the Hilltop in four tries and made amends for her freshman defe...
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2CP Catch The Fire wins KYSS in 1:50.4

on 08/23/2019 8:48 AM
A pocket trip poised Catch The Fire (pictured) for a 1:50.4 blowout mile in the fastest of two $30,000 Kentucky Sires Stakes (KYSS) divisions for 2-year-old pacing colts on Thursday over a track rated “good” at The Red Mile.   Driver Mike Wilder placed the John Ackley trainee on the helmet of early leader Fortify heading to a :28.1 first quarter. Wilder then circled the C...
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Freshman filly pacers shine in OSS at Scioto

on 08/23/2019 8:38 AM
A pair of $50,000 Ohio Sires Stakes (OSS) wrapped up leg four action for 2-year-old pacing fillies on a mild summer evening on Thursday at Scioto Downs.   McMarkle Sparkle, the even-money choice, did not disappoint her backers as the homebred McArdle lass paced to a 1:52.4 victory for Laura and Paul Baker of Galloway, Ohio.   Trained by Jim Arledge, Jr., McMa...
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Gimpanzee heads to Batavia Sat. for NYSS

on 08/23/2019 8:35 AM
It’s not too often Batavia Downs gets to host a Hambletonian finalist and Dan Patch Award winner all in the same night, but Saturday will be one such occasion as Gimpanzee (Chapter Seven-Steamy Windows) will be in town to compete in the $118,500 New York Sires Stakes (NYSS) for 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters.     After going a perfect nine for nine, sweeping all ...
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Freshman pacing fillies battle in ISS

on 08/23/2019 8:31 AM
Freshman stakes action continued on Thursday at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino when the 2-year-old pacing fillies took to the track in the third round of Indiana Sires Stakes competition. It appeared that an upset trend was forming with victories from Seventimesacharm and Grace Rocks, but Foxy Rigger prevailed as the heavy betting favorite in the final division of the stakes act...
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Hilaria goes last to first at Plainridge

on 08/22/2019 10:57 PM
She got away worst but got home first. After a furious stretch drive, Hilaria won the $12,000 fillies and mares Winners-Over Handicap pace at Plainridge Park on Thursday afternoon.   Western Stepp (Drew Campbell), Twist Of Fate (Kevin Switzer Jr.) and Bye Bye Felicia (Jim Hardy) battled hard off the gate for the lead and went three-deep around the first turn until Bye Bye Felicia took...
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Love A Good Story, Hypnotic Am win NYSS splits

on 08/22/2019 10:41 PM
Yonkers Raceway Thursday evening hosted the $154,600 New York Sires Stakes Pat Quaglietta Trot for 2-year-old fillies. A pair $77,300 beneath-the-raindrops races comprised the event, which resulted in a perfect pair of winners.   Love A Good Story (Andy Miller, $2.40) went the distance (:29.2, :58.3, 1:28, 1:57.2) in a gapped-out opening division, her sixth win in as many...
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Whose Blues, Horse Trader win Mohawk series finals

on 08/22/2019 10:37 PM
Rookie trotting filly Whose Blues remained undefeated by capturing one of two series finals Thursday evening at Woodbine Mohawk Park.   The program featured 2-year-old trotters in the spotlight for the $50,000 Pure Ivory Series final for fillies and the $50,000 Define The World Series final for colts and geldings.   Cantab Hall filly Whose Blues kept her perf...
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Lyons Sentinel a three-time PASS winner

on 08/22/2019 6:15 PM
The Captaintreacherous-Tulu Hanover freshman pacing filly Lyons Sentinel became the only three-time winner in her Pennsylvania Sire Stakes preliminary competition on Thursday at Harrah’s Philadelphia, where she triumphed in 1:51.1. Now with three victories and three seconds (by a neck, a head, and a nose) in six starts, Lyons Sentinel has spent much of her racing career against the pylo...
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World champion trotter Woodside Charm retired

on 08/22/2019 6:12 PM
The racing career of Woodside Charm, Breeders Crown champion and 2018 Dan Patch Award winner as the sport’s top freshman filly trotter, has come to a close. Owner and trainer Verlin Yoder announced the retirement of the world champion Thursday. After an undefeated 2018 campaign, the Chapter Seven-Fireworks Hanover filly made only two starts this season for Yoder, registering a second-...
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New Weekend Preview now available!

on 08/22/2019 4:01 PM
The Little Brown Jug is only a month away and several hopefuls are in action this weekend in the Messenger eliminations and Pennsylvania Sires Stakes. Kathy Parker talked to trainer and co-owner Chris Ryder about Bettor’s Wish’s Messenger chances, which is so important because he was supplemented in hopes of a win in the final, which would mean the connections could then supplement t...
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Newcomers, old favorites to meet in RUS race

on 08/22/2019 3:05 PM
Hyway Marcus leads a field of five trotters competing Sunday evening at Ocean Downs as part of the track’s salute to "Women in Harness Racing." The trotters will be competing after the fourth race with an estimated post time of 8:10 p.m. The sixth race on the wagering card is the Powder Puff Trot where nine women drivers will be competing in a 1 1/16-mile contest. Unlike p...
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"Cool as a cucumber" Manchego aims for Maple Leaf

on 08/22/2019 1:46 PM
After a slow start to her campaign, Manchego will try to resume her return to winning form when she heads to Woodbine Mohawk Park for Saturday’s second of two eliminations for the Maple Leaf Trot. The 4-year-old mare, who was a Dan Patch Award winner in 2017, has won two of her past three races, including a stakes-record 1:50 performance in the Steele Memorial earlier this month. &ldqu...
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NYSS 3FTs in action Friday at Batavia

on 08/22/2019 9:08 AM
A short but select group of entrants will compete in one race for the winner’s share of the $118,800 up for grabs when the 3-year-old trotting fillies march into Batavia Downs Friday for their 2019 New York Sire Stake (NYSS) local appearance.   Quincy Blue Chip and Winndevie have been the two best horses in the state series for the past two years and will once again line up and...
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Adios champ Southwind Ozzi returns to Meadows

on 08/22/2019 9:05 AM
Southwind Ozzi, whose eye-popping 1:48 victory in this year’s Delvin Miller Adios Pace for the Orchids was the second fastest in the 53-year history of the race, will return to the scene of his greatest triumph for Friday’s $170,058 Pennsylvania Sires Stake at The Meadows.   The event for 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers, known as the Tarport Effrat, goes as races 2 and ...
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Videos of Hanover Ohio Jug Sale yearlings available

on 08/22/2019 9:02 AM
Videos for the 15 Hanover Shoe Farms yearlings selling at the Ohio Jug Sale on Friday, Sept. 13 are now online on the farm’s website ( and the sale  website (   This year’s consignment offers a strong group of Ohio sired pacing and trotting yearlings by the following sires: Mcardle (1); Pet Rock (3); Racing Hill (2); Unc...
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Little Joke springs big upset at Batavia

on 08/22/2019 8:42 AM
With the prohibitive favorite coming up short, Little Joke took it upon herself to win the $12,500 fillies and mares Open I Handicap pace at Batavia Downs on Wednesday and blow up the tote board at 21-1.   Lady London (Shawn McDonough) went right to the front while the rest of the field opted to stay in post position order behind her, except for HP Sissy (Ray Fisher Jr.) who brok...
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TJ's Top Pick sets Hoosier record in INSS

on 08/22/2019 8:39 AM
TJ’s Top Pick, with Trace Tetrick in the bike, became Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino’s newest track record holder when he powered home a winner in 1:53.3 in the co-featured event of the evening, the first division of $64,000 Indiana Sires Stakes action for 2-year-old trotting colts and geldings on Wednesday. The 1:53.3 mark was a new lifetime best for the freshman co...
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Merga Hanover fastest in NYSS 2FP splits

on 08/22/2019 8:37 AM
Two-year-old pacing fillies took center stage on Wednesday evening at Saratoga Casino Hotel as the New York Sires Stakes (NYSS) highlighted an action-packed 14-race card. Merga Hanover (American Ideal-Magic Starlight-Real Desire) has emerged as the top freshman filly in NYSS action this summer and the Ron Burke-trained 2 year old drew the rail for her $53,500 try on Wednesday. Matt Kakaley sa...
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