Ann Straatman new Woodbine board member

on 11/18/2020 11:33 AM
Woodbine Entertainment (Woodbine) announced today the appointment of Mr. Michael Lay, Mr. Mark Saunders and Ms. Ann Straatman to its Board of Directors. “Woodbine is proud to announce the appointment of three new members to our Board of Directors,” said Christine Magee, Chair, Woodbine Entertainment Board of Directors. “The Board is excited to work with such outstanding lead...
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Muscular Superstar upsets in Election Night final

on 11/18/2020 9:36 AM
This year’s presidential election was predicted by nearly every pollster on the planet, however the Election Night Series champion was a 25-1 longshot. Muscular Superstar shocked his rivals with a gate-to-wire victory, capturing the $18,000 Election Night Series final on Tuesday at MGM Northfield Park. The 4-year-old trotter is owned by Twoforone Stable. His conditioner Lonnie Graber list...
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Fields set for DSBF 2YO trot finals at Dover

on 11/17/2020 8:31 PM
 Four $20,000 events for juvenile trotters contested the second leg of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund series on Tuesday at Dover Downs. The first division for fillies saw Whitesville Beulah record a lifetime mark of 2:01.2 and capture her second win in a row. David Hill drove the daughter of Anders Bluestone and Whitesville Tara to victory for owner, trainer and breeder Gary White...
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SBOANJ recaps Monday’s annual meeting

on 11/17/2020 5:33 PM
On Monday executive administrator Al Ochsner hosted the Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey’s annual meeting along with president Mark Ford and the board of directors. For the first time ever, the meeting was held virtually online, and streamed live on Facebook. The meeting opened with messages from Ford and Ochsner. Ford mentioned that the SBOAN...
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Gray goes two-for-two Tuesday at Saratoga

on 11/17/2020 5:25 PM
Driver Shawn Gray came in to pilot two horses on Tuesday afternoon at Saratoga Casino Hotel. The veteran reinsman sat behind the Jaymes McAssey-trained Nerve Of Steel (Art Official) and Pasultimatedelite N (Bettor’s Delight). The former went wire-to-wire in a $5,200 claiming race while the latter sprung an upset in the $5,850 featured race for the ladies.   The 11-year old Pa...
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Marvalous Song upsets in Meadows feature

on 11/17/2020 5:23 PM
Dismissed at 10-1, Marvalous Song overtook the 1-9 favorite, Seadog Lady, at the top of the lane and drew off late to capture Tuesday’s feature at The Meadows, a $10,100 Filly & Mare Conditioned Pace.   Marvalous Song was five lengths off the lead in fourth when Tony Hall sent her first up after Seadog Lady. The 5-year-old daughter of Delmarvalous-Margie’s Song go...
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A breeding bargain available through the CHHA

on 11/17/2020 3:01 PM
A breeding to Real Or Magic p,1:51 ($194,867), by Real Desire-Magical Western is available through The Christian Harness Horsemen’s Association (CHHA), which includes two months of boarding at Elisha Lafreniere’s farm in Winchendon, MA for just $1,200. The foal will be eligible for the rich Mass Sire Stakes. Boarding for additional months is $600 a month. The foal should be at the farm...
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Cattlewash making headlines heading into Progress elim

on 11/17/2020 1:21 PM
After suffering respiratory issues earlier this season, Cattlewash is healthy and hitting his best stride. The 3-year-old pacing colt has won three of his last four races and finished off the board only once in his last seven starts as he heads to Wednesday’s single $35,000 Progress Pace elimination at Dover Downs, where he is the 5-2 morning-line favorite. Cattlewash enters the elim of...
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Ten to battle in Progress Pace elimination

on 11/17/2020 9:26 AM
Eleven horses were entered for the Progress Pace elimination race, at Dover Downs on Wednesday, but with Captain Midnight subsequently scratches, 10 will go behind the gate. Seven horses will place their noses on the gate and there will be three trailing horses scoring from the second tier. The purse is $35,000.   Trainer Ron Burke’s Cattlewash, who won the Matron S...
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Muscles For Life takes Pompano Monday feature

on 11/17/2020 9:20 AM
Muscles For Life, handled by Wally Hennessey, took top honors in Pompano Park's Open Handicap Trot on Monday night, stopping the timer in 1:54.2.   The 7-year-old son of Muscle Mass, starting from post seven, took charge a few long strides after the wings opened and carded splits of :27.4, :57.4 and 1:26.1 before an effortless :28.1 finale over a sloppy racing oval to report ...
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USTA District 7 (PA) reports on Monday virtual meeting

on 11/16/2020 9:32 PM
On Monday (Nov. 16), Chairperson Sam Beegle and Directors Barry Brown, Mark Loewe, Rich Gillock and Russell Williams hosted the annual USTA District 7 meeting. For the first time ever, all USTA District Meetings are being held virtually online. The meeting included opening messages from USTA Executive Vice President/CEO Mike Tanner and USTA President Russell Williams. The remainder of the age...
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Number of mares bred in 2020 up over six percent

on 11/16/2020 9:30 PM
The US Trotting Association (USTA) released the 2020 List of Mares Bred statistics on Thursday (Nov. 12). As of that date, there have been 12,229 mares bred by 623 stallions. In 2019, there were only 11,513 mares reported by this date. The numbers indicate an increase of 6.21 percent compared to 2019. The expectation is that the reports on the numbers of mares bred wi...
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2YO Henrico wins third in a row in Delaware Breeders

on 11/16/2020 9:28 PM
Three divisions of two-year-old colt and gelding pacers led off the week in the second leg of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders’ Fund series Monday (Nov. 16) at Dover Downs. First of two non-wagering events went to Z’s Drea (Dream Away-Eastwood Aurora N) in 1:56.4 making it two in a row for owner Leonard Hubbard and trainer Andrew Stafford. Driven by Andrew’s brother, Art S...
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Trotter Marseille joins Diamond Creek stallion roster

on 11/16/2020 9:26 PM
Diamond Creek Farm and the owners of Marseille are excited to jointly announce that Marseille will be joining the stallion roster at Diamond Creek Farm in 2021. Marseille finished his career with $516,791 in earnings and a record of 1:51.4. Marseille’s signature win came when ‘David slayed Goliath’ in the $500,000 Earl Beal Memorial. Marseille’s takedown of the oft-spo...
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Saratoga Pacer of Year Artful Way gets first win of year

on 11/16/2020 9:11 PM
Trainer Kyle Spagnola and driver Phil Fluet won the Open Trot together for the third consecutive Monday afternoon at Saratoga Casino Hotel. Though that feat is impressive enough, it is made all the more noteworthy due to the fact that the three Opens have been won by three different horses. Two weeks ago, Waiting On A Woman went coast to coast to win the trotting feature while Cash Me Out got...
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Tequila Party upsets in Meadows mare feature

on 11/16/2020 9:09 PM
Tequila Party followed cover into the final turn, then poured it on through the lane to pull off a 7-1 mild upset in Monday's feature at The Meadows, a $10,400 Filly & Mare Conditioned Pace.   Tequila Party picked up the live cover of Amelia's Courage A before Chris Shaw sent her wide for the drive. The 4-year-old daughter of Somebeachsomewhere-Tea Party Princess held off ...
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Supplements for Hambo Maturity: postmark by Nov. 17

on 11/16/2020 5:37 PM
Three-year-old colt and filly trotters not made eligible to the 2020 Hambletonian or Hambletonian Oaks with a Feb. 15, 2020, payment can supplement to the 2021 Hambletonian Maturity via a $2,000 supplemental payment postmarked by midnight Tuesday, Nov. 17.     The $400,000E Hambletonian Maturity at The Meadowlands is the richest race restricted to 4-year-old trotters and ...
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Merton drives four winners at Monticello Monday

on 11/16/2020 4:40 PM
If Michael Merton looked at his horoscope today, it would have told him that today was going to be a good day, as on the 10-race card at Monticello Raceway as Merton won four of them. The quadruple began in Race 2 from the eight hole aboard Brutally Lucky, who was just that. The two longest shots on the board finished 1-2 Brutally lucky paid $59.50 with the 65-1 Paradise Pain...
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Hollywood Dayton suspends racing through Nov. 26

on 11/16/2020 3:04 PM
Following a positive COVID-19 test emanating from racetrack operations and out of an abundance of caution, Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway has suspended its live racing cards through at least Thursday, Nov. 26. Simulcast wagering and gaming operations remain open. (Hollywood Dayton)
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Leonidas A upsets Bettor’s Wish in Potomac Pace

on 11/16/2020 8:41 AM
Leonidas A, a 15-1 longshot driven by Austin Siegelman, came charging down the stretch Sunday evening past 1-5 favorite Bettir's Wish to win the fifth edition of the $100,000 Potomac Pace Invitational at Rosecroft. The 5-year-old Australian bred who arrived in the U.S. in July after being purchased by Steve Finklestein’s Jesmeral Stable, set a lifetime mark of 1:48 while winning ...
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