New Southern Hemisphere farm for American Ideal

on 06/13/2019 8:32 AM
American Ideal, who stands at Blue Chip Farms in New York, will slightly alter his flight plans for the upcoming 2019-20 southern hemisphere breeding season.   In previous down under seasons he stood at Woodlands Stud in New Zealand; but this year, in an agreement between Woodlands and Dr. Kath McIntosh’s Northern Rivers Equine at Kyabram, he will stand in Australia at Northern ...
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Mr Vicktor, Our White Knight win NYSS at Buffalo

on 06/12/2019 8:35 PM
Mr Vicktor and Our White Knight were both patient off the starting gate but once they got rolling in their respective $58,000 (approx.) divisions of the New York Sire Stakes for the sophomore colt and gelding trotters, it was lights out for their competition.   In the opening leg, Mr Vicktor (Tyler Buter) cruised to a 2-1/4 score over Captain Krupnik in 1:57.0 while Our White Knight (...
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Bellamente collects victory in Meadows feature

on 06/12/2019 8:24 PM
Bellamente seized the lead from post 7 and overpowered the field from there in capturing Wednesday's feature at The Meadows, an $11,800 Conditioned Trot.   Once Bellamente reached the point for Brian Zendt, the 4-year-old daughter of Yankee Glide-Bellissimo had little trouble thwarting the first-over bid of Soldier Hanover and scoring in a career-best 1:56.1. INXS was second, 3-3/...
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Greenshoe romps to 1:52 qualifying win

on 06/12/2019 2:47 PM
The 3-year-old trotting colt Greenshoe continued his awesome 2019 performances during a Wednesday morning qualifying session at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, winning in a spectacular 1:52. Brian Sears came to Pocono to guide the son of Father Patrick, and the pair hung up fractions of :28, :55.4, and 1:24.1, with the sophomore 15 lengths ahead by the half and having a margin of 28 lengths ...
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Owner Al Rideout, 76, dies

on 06/12/2019 2:20 PM
Longtime Standardbred racehorse owner and harness racing fan Alphonsus ‘Al’ Rideout, 76, died June 10, after a short battle with cancer. He was the loving husband of 53 years to Mary; cherished father to Doug (Julie), Darrell and Kevin (Heather); will be sadly missed by his siblings, Sheila, Loretta, Hilda, Betty, Mike, Rick and Jim; loving papa to Dougie, Dakota, Josh, Jono, Brenden,...
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Hannelore Hanover aims for fourth Armbro Flight

on 06/12/2019 10:01 AM
Hannelore Hanover has already made history in the Armbro Flight Stakes, in multiple ways, and will try to add to her accomplishments Saturday when she goes for her fourth consecutive trophy in the $256,000(C) event for older female trotters at Woodbine Mohawk Park. A 7-year-old mare, Hannelore Hanover already owns the record for Armbro Flight titles. In fact, she has never been beaten in...
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Horseman Tim Curtin, 61, dies

on 06/12/2019 8:30 AM
Horseman Tim Curtin, a fixture on the Illinois circuit for many years, passed away Tuesday night at the age of 61. Currently tied for second in the driver standings at Hawthorne Race Course with 23 wins on the meet, Curtin had an illustrious career that spanned back into the late 1970’s.   Curtin drove home 3,245 horses to victory during his driving career of over 40 yea...
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Alvisi Hanover wins Pocono stretch battle

on 06/11/2019 10:06 PM
Alvisi Hanover battled with Magic MVP the length of the stretch before posting a neck victory in a career-best 1:54.1 while taking the $15,000 trotting feature on the Tuesday twilight card at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. George Napolitano Jr. had the altered son of Muscle Massive away from the gate well to sit a pocket trip behind Magic MVP, with the initial splits flashing :27.1 and :56....
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Skinner trainees sweep DSBF 3FP splits

on 06/11/2019 10:04 PM
Jason Skinner co-owned and trained fillies swept both $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) divisions for 3-year-old pacing fillies Tuesday at Harrington Raceway.  Jason and Tim Skinner's In And Out Again ($2.40, Tim Tetrick) and Joan Dalphon, Elanor Laws and Jason Skinner's Biggiessecondshot ($4.60, Ross Wolfenden) were both victorious in the first of two DSBF elimi...
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Greenshoe qualifying Wednesday

on 06/11/2019 7:22 PM
Greenshoe, who has returned in 2019 with two sensational victories and is the current Hambletonian favorite, will be in a qualifier Wednesday morning at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, perhaps preparing for the Earl Beal Trot eliminations at the mountain oval on June 22. A sophomore son of Father Patrick trained by Marcus Melander for Courant Inc., Hans Backe, Lars Granqvist, and Morten Lang...
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Touchamatic parlays pocket trip into Meadows win

on 06/11/2019 6:26 PM
Touchamatic, who saw her six-race winning streak snapped last week, took the first step to stringing together a new one when she exploded from the pocket lane to capture Tuesday’s $18,000 Filly & Mare Open Pace at The Meadows.   Touchamatic was content to stalk from the pocket for Aaron Merriman and let the front-ending Medusa do the heavy lifting. As they straightened out o...
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Plenty of babies in action in Philly

on 06/11/2019 4:32 PM
Fifteen sets of two-year-olds went behind the starting gate at Harrah’s Philadelphia on Tuesday morning in the second session of baby qualifying races. Quickest freshman of all was the Sweet Lou – Show And Tell gelding Tell Them Lou, who followed up on a 1:58 victory in his debut with a 1:55.3 triumph, motoring his back fractions in :56.4 - :28.1. The 1:55.3 is the fastest reporte...
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New Owner Seminar June 16 at Tioga

on 06/11/2019 1:02 PM
The Agriculture and New York State Horse Breeding Development Fund is hosting a seminar for new and prospective Standardbred horse owners at the Tioga Downs on Sunday, June 16. Participants are invited to gather at 9 a.m. for a backstretch tour and informational panel discussions, followed by lunch and live racing. There is no cost to this program, but reservations are requested by close of busi...
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Post positions drawn for Pepsi North America Cup

on 06/11/2019 12:53 PM
Workin Ona Mystery, installed as the 2-1 morning-line favorite, headlines a field of 10 for the $1 million Pepsi North America Cup on Saturday at Woodbine Mohawk Park.   The 36th edition of Canada’s richest harness race, showcasing the finest three-year-old pacers on the continent, will go postward at 10:14 p.m. (EDT) and will be broadcast live on TSN5 from 10-10:30 p.m. The ...
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Mach Doro A wins Plainridge feature in lifetime best

on 06/11/2019 8:37 AM
As had been the case in his last two wins at Plainridge Park, Mach Doro A once again performed like a man against boys in winning the $14,000 winners-over handicap feature pace on Monday afternoon.   Leaving from post seven, Mach Doro A (Ron Cushing) flew to the front to set up shop and once there unchallenged, backed off the fractions to :27 and :56.2. By the time Bet You (Mitchell ...
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Teague, Mr Wiggles have big night at Harrington

on 06/11/2019 8:16 AM
Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) stakes action for 3-year-old male pacers highlighted the Monday program at Harrington Raceway, with two $20,000 divisions in the first of two legs.  Both races were won by driver Montrell Teague with Mr. Wiggles-sired colts. Teague had four wins on the card.  George Teague Jr.'s Keepmywiglegametyt ($4, Montrell Teague) was a 1:54.2 w...
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Star Studded Cast wins at Pocono

on 06/11/2019 8:14 AM
Star Studded Cast recorded his second straight victory in taking the $14,000 featured claiming handicap trot on the Tuesday twilight card at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono over a “sloppy” track. The altered son of Current Cast parlayed a pocket trip to paydirt last time out; coming back on six days rest here, he made every pole a winning one for driver Anthony Napolitano in 1:57. A...
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DD Delicious, Zero Tolerance win NYSS

on 06/10/2019 7:57 PM
Tioga Downs played host to two divisions of the New York Sire Stakes for 3-year-old pacing fillies on Monday (June 10). DD Delicious (Jim Morrill Jr.) came flying late to capture the $57,600 first division while Zero Tolerance (David Miller) cruised to an easy win in the $56,500 second division.   In the opener, So Awesome (Tim Tetrick) was the big favorite and went to the fro...
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Cue Hall takes Meadows Open Trot

on 06/10/2019 7:53 PM
Parked through a grueling :26.4 opening panel, Cue Hall found more in the lane and captured Monday’s (June 10) $20,000 Open Handicap Trot at The Meadows.   As if that demanding start weren’t enough, Cue Hall had to withstand an extended uncovered challenge from heavy favorite Bluebird Jesse, who had won four of his last five.   Nevertheless, the 7-year-old son of ...
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Gaitway 2YOs: Burke wins 5, DiDomenico 3, Miller 3

on 06/10/2019 3:29 PM
The last time trainer Scott DiDomenico qualified 2-year-olds at Gaitway Farm, it seemed dark clouds followed him at every turn. Of the eight horses he sent into action that morning last June, one posted a win and only one other finished better than fifth.   “It was kind of a beatdown day,” DiDomeninco said.   On Monday, there were dark clouds — literally, ...
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