Captain Trevor to stand at Farrier Acres

on 11/23/2020 10:34 AM
Farrier Acres Farm has announced that Captain Trevor p 2, 1:49.2;  3, 1:49 (Captaintreacherous p, 1:49.2, 1:47.1 ($3,148,657)– It Was Fascination p 2, 1:54.1, 3, 1:51.2 ($317,222), will stand in Illinois, at its Arcola farm. The 2021 fee will be $2,500.   Captain Trevor is the first foal from his American Ideal dam, the second being his full brother Captain Midnight&nb...
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Double duty for Catch The Fire in 2021

on 11/23/2020 9:18 AM
Sugar Valley Farm and the owners of Catch The Fire are excited to announce that the Adios victor will be joining the Sugar Valley Farm stallion roster for the 2021 season, while continuing his racing career. Catch The Fire will stand in Ohio for an introductory fee of $3,500.   Catch The Fire, a son of standout stallion Captaintreacherous and out of the Bettor’s Delight mare Dre...
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Plainridge sets mandatory Hi-5 on Nov. 27

on 11/23/2020 9:12 AM
The Wicked Hi-5 pentafecta wager has been one of the most popular bets offered at Plainridge Park since its introduction and also one of the toughest to hit. Since the last winning ticket was cashed here back in September, the carryover pool has now grown to $47,420 after the ninth race on Friday, Nov. 21. Now with the meet heading into the final week, the pool must be paid out.   Whe...
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Tuesday's Hi-5 mandatory at Meadows expected at $250K

on 11/23/2020 9:09 AM
Tuesday’s Super Hi 5 jackpot at The Meadows will carry a mandatory payout. With the carryover already at $111,462.16, the final pool is projected to reach $250,000 or more. The last time The Meadows offered a mandatory Super Hi-5 payout, the pool ultimately exceeded $300,000.   The Meadows offers the Super Hi-5, with a minimum 20-cent wager, on the final race of each live card.&...
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Ideal Feeling wins Pompano feature; Sunshine finals held

on 11/23/2020 8:41 AM
Ideal Feeling, superbly handled by Dave Ingraham, held off the determined late charge from Mach West to score a narrow repeat win in Pompano Park’s Open Handicap Pace on Sunday night in 1:50.4, the identical time of last week’s win.   The 5-year-old son of American Ideal left with alacrity from his outside post (seven with a scratch) and swept into the lead with Mach West ...
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Dealt A Winner scores in Philly

on 11/22/2020 8:25 PM
Veteran campaigner Dealt A Winner ($6.80) overcame a post eight dispatch and held his ground while under siege late to take Sunday's (Nov. 22) featured event at Harrah's Philadelphia, an $11,600 upper-level conditioned pace. Dealt A Winner and driver Yannick Gingras were strung out a bit by 2-1 favorite Rock The Town (Anthony Napolitano) through a :27.3 first quarter, but cleared for so...
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Trace Tetrick, Tyler George take meet titles at Hoosier

on 11/22/2020 8:07 AM
Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino closed the curtain on its 27th season of live harness racing on Saturday, November 21. In conjunction with a dynamic 14-race card, the leading driver and leading trainer honors were awarded. Driver Trace Tetrick took home his ninth leading driver title and trainer Tyler George broke through a competitive group to take home his first title. ...
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Always A Miki, Blue Diamond Eyes win pacing stakes

on 11/22/2020 8:06 AM
Supporters of the betting favorites found themselves empty handed following the Fall Final Four pacing events on Saturday (Nov. 21) at the Meadowlands. Breeders Crown champ Summa Cum Laude grew leg weary off quick fractions while pocket-sitter Always A Miki vaulted with fresh legs to a 1:50.2 victory in the $371,900 Governor’s Cup—sponsored by Walnridge Farm & Heritage Hill Fa...
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Plunge Blue Chip wins TVG, retired from racing

on 11/22/2020 8:03 AM
Three months have passed since When Dovescry and Plunge Blue Chip clashed at The Meadowlands in a Steele Memorial thriller. Saturday night (Nov. 21), both million-dollar mares returned to settle the score in the $140,000 TVG Mares Trot. Plunge Blue Chip prevailed, and her trainer-driver, Ake Svanstedt revealed in a surprise post-race announcement that the mare made her final tr...
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Dunn, Takter appear to lock up year-end honors

on 11/22/2020 8:01 AM
Fall Final Four/TVG Finals Night saw a handful of horses lock up divisional honors Saturday night at The Meadowlands. It also saw the two most-coveted human awards cinched by a pair of the game’s biggest stars. First up was Dexter Dunn, the 30-year-old native of New Zealand, who in his second year driving full time in America, left no doubt whom the United States Harness Writers As...
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Bettor's Wish, Kissin In The Sand victorious in last starts

on 11/22/2020 7:59 AM
Bettor’s Wish closed out his racing career in style with a powerful performance in Saturday’s (Nov. 21) $340,000 TVG Series Open Pace championship, defeating Backstreet Shadow by 2-3/4 lengths in 1:48.1 at The Meadowlands. This Is The Plan finished third. Bettor’s Wish led to the first turn before yielding to Southwind Ozzi in a :27.1 opening quarter. Southwind Ozz...
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Long Train Runnin takes Batavia Open Trot

on 11/21/2020 10:33 PM
Long Train Runnin showed a lot of heart and determination as he snatched victory from the jaws of defeat in the $8,500 Open I Handicap pace at Batavia Downs on Saturday night (Nov. 21). Long Train Runnin (Shawn McDonough) got away third as Stratosphere (Drew Monti) took the scratch-shortened, single-file field to the half in :58. As they passed that station, Long Train Runnin was already out ...
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Anoka Hanover prevails; Bee Forever upsets in trots

on 11/21/2020 10:26 PM
On Nov. 21, a filly defended her crown while a gelding of regal blood scored himself high honors in Fall Final Four action at the Meadowlands.   Anoka Hanover won the $451,800 Goldsmith Maid for freshman trotting fillies—sponsored by Hunterton Farms. Todd McCarthy drove the Noel Daley-trained filly to victory in 1:53.2. The Kindergarten Classic champion scored her seventh-straig...
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Manchego goes out a winner in TVG

on 11/21/2020 9:04 PM
 Manchego made her final career start a winning one, capturing Saturday’s (Nov. 21) $320,000 TVG Open Trot championship by 1-1/4 lengths over Atlanta in 1:51.3 at The Meadowlands. Lindy The Great finished third. Manchego, a 5-year-old mare, was retired in a ceremony in the winner’s circle following the race. She ended her career with 33 wins in 56 career starts and $2.72 mill...
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Jim Morrill Jr. drives 7,500th winner

on 11/21/2020 7:06 PM
Driver Jim Morrill Jr. hit another milestone in his illustrious career after he steered Love The Dragon ($3.00) to victory in the third race at Batavia Downs on Saturday night (Nov. 21) to reach 7,500 wins lifetime. In his typical style, Morrill went right to the front, rated a perfect mile and was a wrapped-up winner in 1:58.3. To date, Jim Morrill Jr. now has 40,273 starts with 7,500&n...
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Cattlewash standing at Walnridge

on 11/21/2020 1:24 PM
Cattlewash will stand at Walnridge Farm in New Jersey for the 2021 breeding season. The Somebeachsomewehere colt trained by Ron Burke has 6 wins in 16 lifetime starts, shares the world record for 3-year-old pacers on a mile track in a time of 1:46.4, and has earnings of over $490,000. The 3-year-old is set to race in $350,000 Progress Pace on Wednesday (Nov, 25) at Dover Downs hopin...
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HL Revadon rebounds to score at Meadowlands

on 11/21/2020 7:42 AM
After failing in consecutive starts as the favorite, HL Revadon had probably lost a few fans heading into Friday night’s $20,000 high-end conditioned trot, the feature race at The Meadowlands. But those chalk players who went to the well just one more time got to pay for the drinks at the race's end. The super-consistent HL Revadon, who had hit the board in five straight starts...
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Beyond Better, Northern Sultan take Mohawk finals

on 11/21/2020 7:40 AM
Beyond Better and Northern Sultan rallied to victories in Friday evening’s Harvest Series finals at Woodbine Mohawk Park. The Harvest Series for three-year-old colts and geldings wrapped up with the $51,400 final for pacers and $50,500 final for trotters. Each final saw full fields of ten compete. Beyond Better capitalized on wicked fractions up front rally from fifth and seven lengt...
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Betterlatethnnever ekes out head victory at Plainridge

on 11/20/2020 9:45 PM
Shipping in fresh off a win at Yonkers Raceway last week, Betterlatethnnever moved up in class and showed his as he beat a stellar field of pacers in the $17,500 Winners-Over feature race at Plainridge Park on Friday afternoon (Nov. 20). Betterlatethnnever (Kevin Switzer Jr.) got away seventh off the gate while the heavily favored Hudson Phil (Jay Randall) marched off a stiff :26.1 first quar...
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Wally McIlmurray Jr. dies at 64

on 11/20/2020 9:09 PM
Waldo "Wally" McIlmurray Jr., 64, passed away Thursday, Nov. 19. He was born July 19, 1956 in Detroit, the son of the late Waldo Sr.and Patricia McIlmurray .   He was a talented hockey player when he was younger. He was visited by many hockey scouts and had the skill and opportunity to play professional hockey. Instead he chose to spend his life doing what he lo...
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