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Favorites prevail in Ohio SS 2FT divisions

on 08/22/2019 8:32 AM
Uncle Peter's Love trotted easily to win the first of a trio of $40,000 Ohio Sires Stakes (OSS) for 2-year-old trotting fillies on a comfortably mild Wednesday evening at Scioto Downs.   The bay daughter by Uncle Peter notched her third straight victory in the four-leg OSS series, upping her career earnings to $65,144.  Trained and owned by Erv Miller, Uncle Peter’...
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Goes Down Smooth powers to PASS win

on 08/21/2019 9:38 PM
Goes Down Smooth and Klutzy each won a Pennsylvania Sires Stake split Wednesday at The Meadows, nailing down berths in the championship for 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters. On Sept. 7, The Meadows will host all four PASS $250,000 championships — and all four $50,000 consolations — for 3-year-olds.   Goes Down Smooth was the dominant performer in the Super Bowl, as the...
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Horseman Gerald Kelley dies at 81

on 08/21/2019 9:34 PM
Gerarl D. Kelly, 81 of Warsaw, VA passed away on Aug. 15 after a brief illness. He had been in the harness industry as an owner and trainer for over 50 years. He was campaigning his two horse stable at Ocean Downs at the time of his death. Most notable was Southern Nero, a winner of over $200,000 and a local favorite at the Maryland tracks back in the 80’s. Noted reinsman Roger...
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Aplomp Hanover, Arden Hanover win Stallion Series

on 08/21/2019 4:36 PM
In the fourth and final preliminary round for the Pennsylvania Stallion Series two-year-old pacing fillies Wednsday at Harrah’s Philadelphia, Aplomp Hanover and Arden Hanover both visited the StS Victory Lane for the third time – after both of them finished second to the other in the one prelim they did not win. First to parade back was the Artspeak–A Pippin Hanover miss Apl...
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Hanover Goshen videos now online

on 08/21/2019 9:56 AM
Videos for the 25 Hanover Shoe Farm yearlings selling at the Goshen Yearling Sale on Sunday, Sept. 8, are now online on the farm's website (www.hanoverpa.com) and the sale website (www.goshenyearlingsale.com ).   This year’s consignment once again features a strong group of New York and Pennsylvania eligible trotting and pacing yearlings. Sires represented are: Andover ...
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Googoo Gaagaa moving to Sweden for 2020

on 08/21/2019 9:48 AM
Sweden is welcoming Googoo Gaagaa. Googoo Gaagaa, the pacing-bred trotting sensation, has been successful in Sweden with his first small crop producing top horses like Bythebook, 1:55.3, and Power 1:56.2 (approximately $95,000). Those horses were conceived with frozen semen while the stallion stood at stud in the US.   “Owner Richard Hans is very fond of his horse and would pref...
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Cash Me Out cashes another win in Saratoga open

on 08/21/2019 8:37 AM
On Tuesday night, Cash Me Out (Cash Hall) did what Cash Me Out does at Saratoga Casino Hotel. The veteran trotter has spent the last several years competing in the Open Trot and the 8 year old added another win to his collection in Tuesday’s $15,000 feature for high-steppers. Leading driver Billy Dobson picked up the catch-drive behind the Kyle Spagnola trainee and wasted no time moving...
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Odds-on favorites prevail in INSS 2FT splits

on 08/21/2019 8:33 AM
Despite soggy weather conditions and a tough, trailing post 10, May Baby turned in another dominant performance to capture the co-featured event of the evening, the first division of $66,000 Indiana Sires Stakes for 2-year-old trotting fillies, at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Tuesday. With driver, trainer James Yoder in the bike, May Baby avoided traffic issues and came cha...
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Obvious Blue Chip takes 1:50 record

on 08/20/2019 8:27 PM
The Roll With Joe mare Obvious Blue Chip, a winner despite being parked the mile at Saratoga on Friday, came right back to triumph in the $14,000 distaff pacing feature on the Tuesday twilight card at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. Simon Allard got away third with the career winner of $511,324, then quarter-moved to command and did not get too taxing a middle half. This moderation left Obvi...
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Suddenly Royal takes Meadows mare feature

on 08/20/2019 7:27 PM
Suddenly Royal stalked Lakeisha Hall from the pocket, then blew by her in the Lightning Lane to capture Tuesday's feature at The Meadows, a $13,500 Filly & Mare Conditioned Pace.   Suddenly Royal sprang to the early lead and stretched out Lakeisha Hall to a swift 26.2 quarter before yielding. When Jim Pantaleano angled Suddenly Royal to the Lightning Lane, she had plenty in th...
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It's Academic completes sweep of OSS legs

on 08/20/2019 7:22 PM
Three $40,000 divisions of Ohio Sires Stakes went postward on a steamy Tuesday at Scioto Downs, with temperatures dropping from the low 90s to the low 70s after a harsh, mid-afternoon torrential downpour.   That, coupled with a gait-breaking-ridden third division contested after the rainfall, didn’t stop even-money favorite It’s Academic and driver Chris Page fro...
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Hambo champ Forbidden Trade headed to Yonkers Trot

on 08/20/2019 4:04 PM
When the list of Yonkers Trot entrants was sent out Monday, it numbered seven. Well, make it eight. A bad game of telephone omitted one…a Hambletonian-winning one.   Forbidden Trade was indeed put in the box Monday for the 65th Trot.   “It wasn’t in our original plan, but plans change,” trainer Luc Blais said. “We let him tell us what to do an...
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Suddenly Royal takes Lightning Lane to Meadows win

on 08/20/2019 3:59 PM
Suddenly Royal stalked Lakeisha Hall from the pocket, then blew by her in the Lightning Lane to capture Tuesday’s feature at The Meadows, a $13,500 filly & mare conditioned pace.   Suddenly Royal sprang to the early lead and stretched out Lakeisha Hall to a swift :26.2 quarter before yielding. When Jim Pantaleano angled Suddenly Royal to the Lightning Lane, she had plenty in...
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Superstar field set for Canadian Pacing Derby

on 08/20/2019 2:31 PM
World champion Lather Up and defending champion McWicked headline a group of nine entrants for this year’s $525,000 Canadian Pacing Derby.   The entry box for Canada’s oldest harness stakes race closed Tuesday morning with nine older pacers entered. Eliminations will not be required for this year’s edition of the Canadian Pacing Derby and all nine will compete in the...
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Wiggle It Jiggleit wins qualifier in 1:53.4

on 08/20/2019 11:54 AM
The 2015 Horse of the Year Wiggle It Jiggleit, who has not made a start since October 2016, won a qualifier at Harrah’s Philadelphia on Tuesday morning in 1:53.4. It was the first appearance for the 7-year-old winner of $3.9 million since finishing second to Always B Miki in the Breeders Crown final.   Leaving from post 5 in the qualifier, driver Montrell Teague was in no hurry ...
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P L Matt now a Grassroots player

on 08/20/2019 8:51 AM
Heading into Monday night’s Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots event at Woodbine Mohawk Park, the pressure was on the 3-year-old trotting colts. With just two regular season events left on the calendar, colts below the current cut off for the top 20 needed to accumulate points or face the possibility of not advancing to the post season. Heading into the first $23,500 Grassroots division, P...
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Givens Stable sweeps Harrington features

on 08/20/2019 8:37 AM
Driver Allan Davis had five wins and trainer Wayne Givens had four on the 14-race card Monday at Harrington Raceway.  Givens won both feature events on the program.  Legacy Racing of Delaware and Reggie Hazzard's Sicily ($4.20, Victor Kirby), a Givens trainee, notched his fifth win of the season with a 1:53 win in the $18,500 Open co-feature.  He received a pocke...
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Quick move wins it for Quick Shot at Plainridge

on 08/20/2019 8:34 AM
Quick Shot lived up to his name on Monday when he went from third to first in a matter of yards to win the $14,000 Winners-Over Handicap pace at Plainridge Park.   The heavily favored Opus Blue Chip (Kevin Switzer Jr.) called the shots from the start of the race while Quick Shot (Drew Campbell) settled in third for the ride. After a blazing :25.4 quarter in the rain, Opus Blue C...
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Sister Sledge, Queen Of The Hill 3-for-3 In PASS

on 08/19/2019 8:41 PM
Driver Yannick Gingras guided both Sister Sledge and Queen Of The Hill to their third victories in an undefeated Pennsylvania Sire Stakes campaign on Monday at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, in the three-division $182,105 third round preliminary. Sister Sledge had been regarded as the leader of the division at this point, and even though she went in 1:56.1 to Queen Of The Hill’s&...
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Millies Possesion completes PASS sweep

on 08/19/2019 8:39 PM
Undeterred by her upset loss in the Hambletonian Oaks final, Millies Possession completed her sweep of Pennsylvania Sires Stake preliminary legs Monday at The Meadows — blazing to a stakes record 1:52.4 to boot. Grimmie Hanover took the other division of the $164,002 stake for 3-year-old filly trotters known as the Stenographer.   Millies Possession ripped off wins in her first ...
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