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Entries closing soon for Blooded Horse Winter Sale

on 01/14/2021 3:27 PM
  Entries for the Blooded Horse Winter Sale will close at 5:00 p.m. Monday, Jan. 18. The one-day sale takes place on Tues, Feb. 9 at the Champions Center in Springfield, Ohio. Take a break and join horsemen from 27 states and Canada as they converge at this 58th annual event to replenish their racehorses, look for young prospects, pick up broodmares, and sort through yearlings. V...
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Ohio continues to announce divisional honors

on 01/14/2021 1:59 PM
For the second year in a row, Sectionline Bigry has been named the top aged pacer in the state of Ohio.    Sectionline Bigry, the son of Pet Rock out of Aquatic Yankee, won eight of 19 races for owner Harold Lee Bauder and trainer Steve Bauder earning $181,000 in 2020.   The highlights of the year were winning the Ohio Sires Stakes Aged Pacing Championship at Hollywood...
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Pick 5 drives Big M Saturday betting surge

on 01/14/2021 11:59 AM
It was going to be difficult to match the excitement and bettor enthusiasm of Saturday, Jan. 2 at the Meadowlands when a $46,731 carryover and $150,000 guarantee led to a total 20-cent Pick-5 pool of $360,948.   Last Saturday (Jan. 9), there was no carryover off which the Pick-5 pool could build, so track management and The Standardbred Owners Association of New Jersey got together to...
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Warrawee Vital to stand stud in Ontario

on 01/14/2021 11:40 AM
The connections of multiple Grand Circuit stakes winner Warrawee Vital (p,3, 1:47.1; $246,428) are pleased to announce that he will be standing stud privately in Ontario for the upcoming 2021 breeding season.   Limited bookings are now available to breed to Warrawee Vital, the fastest-ever offspring of champion racehorse and leading stallion Captaintreacherous, for an introductory fee...
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Jeffery P brushes wide, wins Meadows $16,200 trot

on 01/13/2021 9:19 PM
Swinging wide off excessive cover through the final turn, Jeffery P roared through the lane and captured Wednesday's $16,200 Open Handicap Trot at The Meadows.   Jeffery P raced third over down the backside, cover that he probably didn't need because it forced him well wide in the stretch. But he had a ton of trot for Dave Palone and sailed past th pack to triumph in 1:54.4, 3...
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James Devaux has Grand Slam at Monticello

on 01/13/2021 9:17 PM
On Wednesday afternoon January 13, former 3-time Monticello Raceway leading dash winning driver James Devaux scored a Grand Slam on the 10 race card. Devaux scored in the first race with Six Bax (1:59.2 - $5.70). The son of Kadabra has now won 2 in a row. Luigi Bizacko (1:59.4 - $7.40) earned a new lifetime mark in the effort for trainer Joe Skowyra for Devaux’s second win. In...
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Black Magic Racing buys interest in Catch The Fire

on 01/13/2021 3:57 PM
CT Stables has sold an interest in its 2020 Adios champion Catch The Fire to Black Magic Racing of Reynoldsburg, Ohio. This purchase was part of a multi-horse package to acquire multiple Grand Circuit horses including Catch The Fire's 3-year-old brother, Captains Place, who is now owned by Black Magic Racing. As originally planned, Catch The Fire is standing stud this year at Su...
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It's Time For Fun brings joy to Wilfongs

on 01/13/2021 3:13 PM
It’s Time For Fun has brought plenty of pleasure to the Wilfong family over the years and trainer Brett Wilfong hopes the 6-year-old mare pacer will add to the enjoyment in 2021. Lynn Wilfong, Brett’s dad, bred and owns It’s Time For Fun, who was an Indiana Sires Stakes champion at age 3. She has earned $312,395 during her career, winning 17 of 71 races and cashing a pa...
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Dan Patch show includes Fair Island Farm Caretaker of Year

on 01/13/2021 2:02 PM
The 2020 Fair Island Farm Caretaker of the Year Award winner will be announced as part of the United States Harness Writers Association’s (USHWA) Dan Patch Virtual Awards Show on Saturday, Jan. 16, from 5-6 p.m. This Virtual Awards Show has been made possible in large part by Jason Settlemoir and The Meadowlands, Roberts Communications Network, and the United States Trotting Association (U...
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Announcer Steve Cross leaving Hoosier Park

on 01/13/2021 2:01 PM
Steve Cross, who has been announcing races at Harrah’s Hoosier Park since 1998, has told Weekend Preview that he will not be returning to the announcer’s booth when the 2021 meet gets underway on Friday, March 26.   Harrah’s Hoosier Park is scheduled to race 160 nights this year through Dec. 4. After racing four nights a week initially, Sundays will be added beginnin...
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Action Uncle repeats divisional honors in Ohio

on 01/13/2021 10:31 AM
Action Uncle picked up in 2020 where he left off, winning nine races on the way to being named the Ohio 3-Year-Old Trotting Colt of the Year.   Action Uncle, the son of Uncle Peter out of Action Broadway, started 10 times in 2020, winning nine and finishing second once.  He earned $351,960 for trainer Virgil Morgan Jr. and owners Carl Howard, Joyce McClelland, and Larry Will...
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Hall of Famers Hennessey, Miller dead heat at Pompano

on 01/13/2021 9:47 AM
While Cult Icon took top honors in Pompano Park's Open Handicap Pace for mares, most of the scuttlebutt came in the very next race for the mares as a rare occurrence was witnessed when stablemates Happy Heart and Glenferrie Blade dead-heated in their event with two Hall of Famers--both with 10,000 plus career wins--were in their respective sulkies.  Wally Hennessey and David Miller s...
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Steve McCoy honored with OHHA Hagemeyer Award

on 01/13/2021 8:42 AM
The Ohio Harness Horsemen’s Association has awarded Steve McCoy the Maynard and Stella Hagemeyer Significant Contribution Award for 2020. McCoy, who lives in Upper Arlington, Ohio, with his wife, Brenda, has been involved in harness racing since 1982. He joined the OHHA Board of Directors in 1994 and served as the association’s president from 2009 to 2015. During his tenure as pre...
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Jack Vernon scores in 1:53 in Dover Open Trot

on 01/13/2021 8:40 AM
Jack Vernon rode cover to a minor 5-1 upset in Tuesday night’s (Jan. 12) $20,000 Open Handicap Trot at Dover Downs. Warrior One, Pat Matters and JL Cruze all left for the early lead, and JL Cruze muscled his way to the top over Pat Matters — who accepted the pocket — through a hard-fought :26.4 first quarter before racing uncontested through a :55.1 half. After his early lea...
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Swan Chase trots 1:53.4 at Miami Valley

on 01/12/2021 6:43 PM
Swan Chase (Trace Tetrick) narrowly defeated Pass The Vape (Trevor Smith) and Lane Of Stone (Dan Noble) in the Tuesday (Jan. 12) featured $22,500 Open Trot at Miami Valley.  The 1:53.4 clocking was the quickest of the eight day old 2021 meet thus far. The winner was on top at the quarter mile marker, but yielded to last week’s winner Workinitonbroadway (Chris Page) shortly thereaft...
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Chapter Seven, Father Patrick, Peaceful Way elected to Hall of Fame

on 01/12/2021 4:15 PM
The Living Horse Hall of Fame nominating committee of the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame has announced the results of recent balloting to determine the 2021 inductees into the Harness Racing Living Horse Hall of Fame. Museum members voted for the three horses they felt best exemplified greatness. Their choices are racehorses Chapter Seven and Father Patrick, and racemare Peaceful ...
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Ohio USHWA announces award winners

on 01/12/2021 1:44 PM
The Ohio Chapter of the United States Harness Writers Association has selected its 2020 award winners.   The Ohio Chapter will honor Louise and Jay Weller as the recipients of the Winner’s Circle Award for the Ohioan who has achieved outstanding accomplishments in the past year; Chris Presley as the Peter Haughton Memorial Award winner as the young Ohioan who is an “up-and...
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Dan Patch Awards go virtual Saturday, Jan. 16

on 01/12/2021 10:43 AM
The United States Harness Writers Association (USHWA) will host a special Dan Patch Virtual Awards Show, on Saturday, Jan. 16, from 5 to 6 p.m. This Virtual Awards Show has been made possible in large part by Jason Settlemoir and the Meadowlands, Roberts Communications Network, and the United States Trotting Association (USTA).   The Dan Patch Awards Show can be watched live on U...
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Rebellious, DG's Caviar star Monday at Pompano

on 01/12/2021 10:05 AM
Rebellious and DG's Caviar were the stars under the moonlight at Pompano Park on Monday as these two captured their respective Open Handicap events as handle eclipsed the $1-million mark for the third time since the beginning of the new year. Rebellious, the splendid 7-year-old gelded son of Mach Three, won the major share of the $11,000 purse as he zipped off the wings and c...
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Ocean Rock, Summer Touch honored in Ohio

on 01/12/2021 9:10 AM
As a 2 year old, the connections of Ocean Rock knew he was special, but they did not realize how special until his first start as a 3 year old when he rallied down the stretch for his first win of the year on the way to being named Ohio 3-Year-Old Pacing Colt of the Year.   Ocean Rock, the son of Rockin Amadeus out of Ocean Pearl hit the board nine times in 10 starts, winning six an...
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