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Weekend Preview has big update on Wiggle It Jiggleit

on 08/15/2019 5:50 PM
Last week Weekend Preview had trainer George Teague Jr.'s insights about his stable star Lather Up, who was getting ready to compete in the Dan Patch at Harrah's Hoosier Park. This week Teague had equally big news to share: his 2015 Horse of the Year Wiggle It Jiggleit is set to qualify Tuesday at Harrah's Philadelphia.   There is also plenty of racing this weeke...
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Ohio Jug Sale catalog online

on 08/15/2019 2:39 PM
An online PDF sale catalog for the upcoming annual Ohio Selected Jug Sale is now available on the Ohio Harness Horse Breeders website. The link: https://ohioharnesshorsebreeders.com/SaleCatalog2019 which will access the full sale catalog, can be downloaded for quick viewing. The sale is set for Friday, Sept. 13, at the Brave Horse Equestrian Center in Johnstown, Ohio with the first horse i...
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Donations needed for pre-Jug fundraiser

on 08/15/2019 2:37 PM
Auction items and table sponsors are needed for the annual Pre-Jug Party and Charity Auction held Wednesday September 18, at the Delaware County Fair. The proceeds go to rehab, retrain and re-home retired Standardbreds and the Delaware County Fair. This gala event is held in the Hospitality Pavilion in the first turn following the Jugette card. Attendees will enjoy gourmet hor d’oheur...
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Hickfromfrenchlick an EBC contender

on 08/15/2019 2:16 PM
Hickfromfrenchlick is scheduled to race in Indiana later this season, which is likely to attract attention there thanks to his Larry Bird-inspired name. But first the colt will try to close out a successful campaign at home on the New York circuit, beginning with Sunday’s (Aug. 18) $238,200 Empire Breeders Classic (EBC) at Tioga Downs. The Ray Schnittker-trained Hickfromfrenchlick is t...
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Woodbine launching dual-breed Pick 4

on 08/15/2019 1:42 PM
Woodbine Entertainment, home of world class Thoroughbred and Standardbred horse racing, will launch a dual-breed Crossover Pick 4 wager for the first time ever this Friday, Aug. 16. The Woodbine Crossover Pick 4 is a new wager where horseplayers must pick the winners of the last two Thoroughbred races at Woodbine Racetrack and the first two Standardbred races at Woodbine Mohawk Park. The wage...
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Off The Press climbs into first in Gold

on 08/15/2019 10:42 AM
Battle Of The Belles champion Karma Seelster returned to Grand River Raceway for Ontario Sires Stakes Gold Series action on Wednesday, Aug. 14 and picked up her third straight win at the Elora oval. With Post 4 in the second $72,267 Gold division, driver Doug McNair fired Karma Seelster off the starting gate and led the field of two-year-old pacing fillies to a :28.3 opening quarter. From the...
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Horseman Ralph English dies at 75

on 08/15/2019 10:00 AM
Ralph Henry English, 75, of Marlborough, Mass., died Wednesday (Aug. 7) at Parsons Hill Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Worcester, Mass. He was the son of the late Clifford and Marie (Flo) English and father of the late Jeffrey English. Mr. English worked as a horse trainer for more than 30 years at The Meadowlands in New Jersey and was honored by The New England Harness Writers Assoc...
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Northfield Single-Six pays $20,287

on 08/15/2019 9:00 AM
The 20¢ Northfield Single Six was solved down by a sole combination for a lofty $20,287.64 return on Wednesday (August 14).  The hefty payoff was hit by a patron watching and wagering the action on the Flying Turns in person. The Single Six wager premiered on October 13, 2018 and has become very popular with punters chasing colossal returns.  The unique combination Pick-6 offer...
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58YO Randall wins 4 at Saratoga

on 08/15/2019 8:58 AM
Driver Jay Randall had a renaissance year of sorts last year at Saratoga Casino Hotel and the veteran reinsman has picked up right where he left off this season. On Wednesday’s card, the 58 year old Randall piloted back-to-back winners and four on the night. Randall drove winners in two of the three $9,000 co-features for New York sired trotters and both for trainer Bob Gale. Randall...
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Measuredperfection gate-to-wire ISS winner

on 08/15/2019 8:56 AM
Indiana Sires Stakes action returned to Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Wednesday, Aug. 14, with the fifth round for 3-year-old trotting fillies. Both $47,500 divisions brought the betting public’s choice to the winner’s circle with wins by Kota’s Swan and Measuredperfection.   Measuredperfection, who had been sidelined for a few weeks, delivered a...
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2YO trotting fillies on fire in Ohio SS

on 08/14/2019 10:36 PM
Twenty-one freshmen trotting fillies went postward on a slightly humid, yet pleasant Wednesday evening, Aug. 14 at Northfield Park in a trio of $40,000 Ohio Sires Stakes contests. The first division saw 25-1 Lima Gold bust loose in late stretch to prevail by a length for driver Ronnie Wrenn, Jr.  The Chris Beaver trainee, a daughter by Coraggioso, tripped the timer in 1:57 f...
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Merga Hanover, Movie Town impressive in NYSS at Batavia

on 08/14/2019 9:16 PM
$107,000 was up for grabs when the New York Sire Stake (NYSS) 2-year-old pacing fillies visited Batavia Downs on Wednesday afternoon (Aug. 14) and the winners of both divisions put in stellar performances. The first $53,000 split  was won by Merga Hanover (American Ideal-Magic Starlight) who took no prisoners in a gate to wire victory.  Merga Hanover was floated off the gate by d...
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Future Spin pulls off 29-1 shocker in Meadows feature

on 08/14/2019 7:07 PM
Shuffled to seventh at the half, Future Spin threaded her way through horses in the lane to pull off the 25-1 shocker in Wednesday's feature at The Meadows, an $11,800 Filly & Mare Conditioned Pace.   Future Spin had plenty of late pace, but Jason Merriman had to find a seam for the 4-year-old daughter of Artiscape-Buy In Hanover. When he did, Future Spin burst through to scor...
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Jimmy Freight, This Is The Plan top Prix d'Ete field

on 08/14/2019 11:54 AM
Million-dollar winners Jimmy Freight and This Is The Plan headline a field of eight 4-year-old pacers who will do battle in the $200,000(C) Prix d’Ete Sunday afternoon at the Hippodrome 3R. The post position draw for the Grand Circuit race will take place Thursday at 12 noon at a special press conference at the racetrack. One of the richest races in North America restricted to j...
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Hanna Dreamgirl ready for Zweig Filly

on 08/14/2019 10:28 AM
After giving Hanna Dreamgirl the opportunity to boost her confidence, owner Ken Jacobs and trainer George Ducharme will give the filly the chance to reestablish herself on the Grand Circuit.   Hanna Dreamgirl will bring a three-race win streak to Saturday’s $135,000 Dr. Harry M. Zweig Memorial for 3-year-old filly trotters at Vernon Downs. All three of the filly’s recent v...
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Cartier Volo wins second Saratoga Open

on 08/14/2019 8:37 AM
Last week the trotting mare Cartier Volo (Cash Hall) won her first career Open Trot. The Margaret Spagnola trainee has finished in the top three pretty much every week but it wasn’t until she was dq’d into a win last Tuesday night that the 5 year old scored her first Open victory. This week, Cartier Volo drew post two in the six-horse installment of the $15,000 Open for trotters. ...
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Teddys Littleangel wins third straight Gold

on 08/14/2019 8:34 AM
The 3-year-old trotting filly Teddys Littleangel made the second trip of her career to Georgian Downs on Tuesday evening and delivered the same result as she did in last summer’s debut, an open length victory in Ontario Sires Stakes action. “She likes this track. She’s always raced good up here,” said trainer Ted MacDonnell. “She won her first lifetime start up h...
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Hambletonian elim winners headline Zweig

on 08/14/2019 8:32 AM
Vernon Downs will host the $330,000 Dr. Harry M. Zweig Memorial trot for 3-year-old colts and its $135,000 filly companion Grand Circuit stakes on Saturday.   The Zweig (Race 9) has drawn the two Hambletonian elimination winners in Greenshoe and Green Manalishi S, both of whom reside in the Marcus Melander stable.    Green Manalishi S (PP#2 Tim Tetrick) has won half of...
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Reflect With Me dominates in Mohawk series final

on 08/13/2019 10:10 PM
Captaintreacherous filly Reflect With Me established a new series record of 1:50.3 with a dominating victory in Tuesday’s final of the Whenuwishuponastar.   A field of seven 2-year-old pacing fillies clashed in the $50,000 series final. Round one winners Reflect With Me and Alexa Skye returned to action after a week off, while Somebeachsometime entered with plenty of momentum after a ...
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Divine Spirit wins Pocono feature

on 08/13/2019 10:09 PM
The Father Patrick sophomore gelding Divine Spirit was reserved off a very fast pace by driver Eric Carlson, with the pair rallying in the last three-eighths to just get up in the $15,000 featured trot on the Tuesday twilight card at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. Divine Spirit was away sixth as P L Ketchup had to go a burning :26.4 quarter to get by fellow speedster Papi Hanover....
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