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Northfield set for Signature finals; new late-closers announced

on 09/17/2020 8:31 AM
MGM Northfield Park will host this year’s Signature Series finals on Wednesday, Sept. 23. The trot and pace final will each carry a purse of $10,000.  The Signature Series finals are historically held at the Delaware County Fairgrounds during the week of the Little Brown Jug.  However, this year they had been canceled until MGM Northfield Park offered to host and resched...
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2YO filly Somethingbeautiful remains undefeated

on 09/17/2020 8:08 AM
Somethingbeautiful solidified her divisional dominance in the Hoosier state's 2-year-old pacing filly ranks as she turned in a dazzling 1:52.2 performance to take the co-featured event of the evening, a split of Indiana Sires Stakes action on Wednesday at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. With driver LeWayne Miller in the bike, Somethingbeautiful recorded her sixth consecutiv...
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Delishka N holds off challengers in Philly feature

on 09/16/2020 9:36 PM
The Bettor's Delight mare Delishka N made a pace-controlling move in front of the stands the first time, then held off a wall of challengers the second time around to win the $14,400 featured distaff pace at Harrah's Philadelphia on Wednesday afternoon in 1:51.   Dexter Dunn sent Delishka N out to early command, yielded to Bettor Joy N, then went onward again when favorite Mac...
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Drama Act equals Keystone Classic record at Meadows

on 09/16/2020 8:09 PM
Drama Act overcame post 8 to score easily in 1:50, matching the stake record in Wednesday's $63,550 Keystone Classic for 3-year-old filly pacers at The Meadows.   Drama Act was making only her second start since owner The OK Corral shifted her to the Ron Burke stable, but the trainer likes what he's seen so far of the daughter of Well Said-Lounge Act.   "I thin...
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Purses going up for KY fair racing in 2021

on 09/16/2020 8:02 PM
With a significant increase in fair participation this year, the Kentucky Sire Stakes Advisory Panel has decided to make exciting enhancements to the KY Fair Program for 2021. The Fair Finals will be raced for a purse of $25,000, up from $15,000 in 2020. Further, the Advisory Panel unanimously adopted a proposal from panel member Art Zubrod, Brittany Farms General Manager, that consists of tw...
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Scott Robinson pleads guilty in doping case

on 09/16/2020 7:58 PM
On Wednesday, Audrey Strauss, the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that two defendants, Scott Robinson and Sarah Izhaki, each pled guilty to conspiring to unlawfully distribute adulterated and misbranded drugs for the purpose of doping racehorses in connection with the two cases in which they are charged, United States v. Robinson, 20 Cr. 162 (JPO...
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Bettor's Wish to stand at Diamond Creek Farm in 2021

on 09/16/2020 4:14 PM
Diamond Creek Farm is excited to announce the addition of champion pacer Bettor's Wish to its already stellar stud roster. Bettor's has had an impressive career, pacing to wins as a 3 year old in prestigious races such as the $400,000 Carl Milstein Memorial, $300,000 Art Rooney Pace, $270,000 Tattersalls and $248,350 Matron Stakes. These wins led to Bettor's Wish be...
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Videos online for Winbak Ont. yearlings

on 09/16/2020 2:51 PM
Winbak Farm will be selling 45 yearlings in the Ontario Select Yearling Sale on Oct. 17. The sale will be held at Winbak Farm of Ontario.   Winbak’s Ontario Select Yearling Sale videos are now posted. Please visit www.winbakfarm.com and click on an individual yearling’s hip number to watch yearling videos.   Winbak Farm was Ontario's Top Breeder for Sires St...
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Bids close Sept. 24 for Little Brown Jug programs

on 09/16/2020 2:47 PM
The following Little Brown Jug programs have been donated to CHHA for a fundraiser. Bids will close at noon on Jug Day, September 24th. All are in good shape. The special edition is like new. 50th Year Special Edition (1946 to 1995) '83 to '87, '91, '92, '94, ’95, '96, 2000 & 2002  Bid until noon on Jug Day, September 24, 2020 at www.chha.net/jugpr...
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PA champ Amigo Volo favored in Keystone Classic split

on 09/16/2020 10:02 AM
Amigo Volo might not have been himself the week following last month’s Hambletonian, but after a brief respite and consecutive wins, he appears primed for a strong finish to his 3-year-old campaign. A multiple world-record-setter and Breeders Crown champion at age 2, Amigo Volo has won four of nine races this season. He competes Friday in the first of two Keystone Classic divisions for ...
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Roy, Mitchell team up for 2 Grassroots wins

on 09/16/2020 8:33 AM
Driver Louis-Philippe Roy and trainer Chantal Mitchell teamed up to win a pair of $22,800 Grassroots divisions at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Tuesday, Sept. 15, ensuring a top 20 finish for both Shiatzu Seelster and Ourlittlemiracle in the two-year-old pacing filly division. Roy and Mitchell scored their first win of the night in the second division with Shiatzu Seelster. Starting from Post 6 Roy...
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Illini Earl's 1:55.1 fastest in ISS 2CT

on 09/16/2020 8:30 AM
Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino highlighted the Tuesday, Sept. 15, card with a quartet of Indiana Sires Stakes divisions for the freshmen trotters and it was a night ruled by favorites as the post time favorite delivered in all four divisions. The two-year-olds completed the fifth round of their round six series and secured valuable points for the $250,000 Super Fi...
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Montrell Teague has grand slam at Harrington

on 09/15/2020 8:13 PM
Driver Montrell Teague had a grand slam while Art Stafford Jr. won three races to highlight the Tuesday Harrington Raceway program.   Teague scored wins with Lincoln’s Girl ($4), My Last Bet ($6.20), Silk Beach ($10.80) and Art Lecture ($9). Two of Teague’s victories were aboard Mike Hall-trainees. Stafford Jr. prevailed with Foolish Wisdom ($4.40), Artrageous ($3.80) and ...
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$12k yearling filly Fighting Evil wins Keystone Classic

on 09/15/2020 8:11 PM
Fighting Evil launched a decisive move past the three-quarters and rolled home in a career-best 1:52.2 in Tuesday's Keystone Classic at The Meadows. Darby Hanover took the other split in the $79,900 stake for freshman filly pacers.   Sniper Hanover opened up a sizable lead after three-quarters but was no match for the rally of Fighting Evil, who overwhelmed her in the lane and hel...
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Fields set for Mohawk Saturday; 12 entered in Metro

on 09/15/2020 7:13 PM
The $560,000 Canadian Trotting Classic and $350,000 Elegantimage for three-year-old trotters headlines another rich Saturday evening at Woodbine Mohawk Park.    Woodbine’s signature races for sophomore trotters are the lead events on a nearly $1.4 million card that also features a $158,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Gold event for two-year-old trotting colts and geldings and elim...
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Coventry Hall scores in 1:54.3 at Pocono

on 09/15/2020 7:11 PM
The Cash Hall sophomore gelding Coventry Hall looks like he is finally growing into his pedigree, recording his second win in his last three starts with an effortless 1:54.4 triumph in a $10,400 trot at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono on Tuesday afternoon.   Coventry Hall is out of the mare Canland Hall, which makes him a three-quarter brother to Hall of Famer Cantab Hall and a full b...
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Darryl Maccannell dies at age 54

on 09/15/2020 3:06 PM
Darryl Maccannell, 54, died Monday, Sept. 14, in Columbus, Ohio, with loved ones close by following a heart attack. Known by anyone he met as one of the good guys, he spent most of his life involved in horse racing. Any of his friends would say that he was the first one to call when you needed an ear or some company. He harnessed and saddled winners on both sides of the horse racing indu...
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Shartin N wins Philly qualifier in 1:52.2

on 09/15/2020 12:19 PM
The 2019 Harness Horse of the Year Shartin N qualified in 1:52.2 at Harrah's Philadelphia on Tuesday morning, with a :26.4 back quarter that showed her readiness for the rich season-ending events upcoming.   With the mare's regular driver Tim Tetrick at The Meadows for Keystone Classics stakes competition, trainer Jim King Jr., who himself has 3,369 career sulky victories, gui...
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Four Wheelin picks up 3rd Grassroots win

on 09/15/2020 9:01 AM
Four Wheelin scored his third Grassroots win at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Monday, Sept. 14, and wrapped up the regular season atop the two-year-old trotting colt standings with a perfect total of 150 points. “I like the way he’s coming on. He seems like he’s getting stronger every start,” said trainer Marcel Barrieau. “Talking to Louis-Philippe he said, ‘Geez...
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Ideal Star N shines in North American debut at Plainridge

on 09/14/2020 8:31 PM
He made his last start in Australia on June 26. Now just 11 weeks later, Ideal Star N had a career day at Plainridge Park as he won the $15,000 winners-over handicap on Monday.      Major Leaguer (Nick Graffam) took command of the race and led the field unaccosted to the half in :55.2. Then in the second turn, JK Will Power (Mitchell Cushing) pulled first over...
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