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Burke brings out broom in Matron 2YO paces

on 11/05/2020 9:25 PM
Following a narrow defeat in the Breeders Crown, Southwind Gendry ($2.60) bounced back with authority and posted a 1:50 win in Thursday’s $193,000 Matron Stakes for 2-year-old pacing colts and geldings at Dover Downs and capping a sweep of the Matrons for rookie pacers for trainer Ron Burke. The son of Always B Miki and Gambler’s Passion was caught wide in midfield after...
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Yankees Beast rallies late to win Philly feature

on 11/05/2020 7:30 PM
The Yankee Glide gelding Yankees Beast, a noted closer, got his preferred second-over trip and had the most late in winning the $13,600 feature on the “Trottin’ Thursday” card at Harrah’s Philadelphia.   Marcus Miller swung the Anette Lorentzon trainee three wide late on the far turn and overhauled pacesetting Macmorris Hanover by a length at the end of the ...
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Pacing colt sells for $115,000 to top third day

on 11/05/2020 7:02 PM
Pacing colt Shadowmoon Rising led Thursday’s (Nov. 5) final yearling session of the Standardbred Horse Sale, purchased for $115,000 by Dr. Ian Moore at the Maryland State Fairgrounds.   A son of Shadow Play out of Lofty Yankee, the colt is a full brother to Shadow Moon, who was a Grand Circuit stakes winner for Moore. Shadowmoon Rising was bred and consigned by Spring ...
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Refined beats the boys in Dayton Open Trot

on 11/05/2020 6:10 PM
Refined, the lone mare in a field of eight talented Open trotters, withstood a challenging first-over trip and pulled away to a one length victory in Thursday afternoon's feature race at Hollywood Dayton Raceway.    Driver Cameron McCown, sitting in for regular pilot Brett Miller, got away from the gate third behind Fanatic (Josh Sutton) and Pass The Vape (Trevor Smith) in...
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Hoosier stakes, Kindergarten finals in Weekend Preview!

on 11/05/2020 4:22 PM
The Breeders Crown championships may be in the books but several finalists are back in action this weekend, including some of the winners. In the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview, we take a look at Friday night’s stakes races at Harrah’s Hoosier Park and Saturday night’s Kindergarten finals at the Meadowlands.   Peaky Sneaky, who won the Crown 3FP final at ...
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Kindergarten finals, new betting menu on tap at Big M

on 11/05/2020 1:14 PM
When it comes to the best that harness racing has to offer, all roads lead back to the Meadowlands.   Last week a winding stakes highway that took the best horses and horsemen from Woodbine at Mohawk Park in Ontario to the Delaware, Ohio Fairgrounds to Lexington’s Red Mile made its final stop at Indiana’s Hoosier Park for the Breeders Crown.   Now, the Big M will ...
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Sansovina Hanover cruises in Meadows feature

on 11/05/2020 8:34 AM
Sansovina Hanover left the field gasping with a 27.1 third quarter and rolled home in a career-best 1:50.3 in Wednesday’s feature at The Meadows, a $10,400 filly & mare conditioned pace.   Sansovina Hanover quarter-poled to the lead for Jim Pantaleano, but it was only when she threw down her sizzling third panel that she wrapped up the race. The 5-year-old daughter of Somebe...
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Napolitano wins seven Wednesday at Philly

on 11/05/2020 8:32 AM
Driver George Napolitano Jr. and trainer Gilbert Garcia-Owen captured both of the pacing features on “Distaff Day” Wednesday at Harrah’s Philadelphia as part of a giant day for both horsemen.   Despite having to go first-over against pacesetting favorite Machnhope in the $14,400 top-line event, the veteran McArdle mare Lispatty was able to get to the line first, and ...
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Lorentzon, Deaton double up in Kentucky mini-series

on 11/05/2020 8:29 AM
Oak Grove Racing, Gaming & Hotel played host to a new mini-series for Kentucky Sires Stakes or Fair Stake-eligible 3-year-old trotters on Wednesday afternoon.    Eight trotting fillies lined up behind the gate on a warm, sunny fall afternoon in the first of the two $15,000 elimination races. Graceful Winner with driver Elliott Deaton got up in time to beat Delovely Hall ...
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Lougazi, Tellawoman shine in Batavia features

on 11/04/2020 11:12 PM
One came from behind and one led all the way, but both were the best in their class at Batavia Downs on Wednesday evening (Nov. 4).   The $8,500 Open I Handicap trot was won by Lougazi (Ray Fisher Jr.) who got away a gapped fifth while Daylon Phantom (Dan Yetman) took an unchallenged lead to the half in :58.2. There, Before I Die (Jim McNeight Jr.) pulled first over with an advancing Lo...
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Captaintreacherous colt sells for $180,000 to top day 2

on 11/04/2020 7:38 PM
Anyone who missed the first yearling pass through the auction ring at Wednesday’s (Nov. 4) second session of the Standardbred Horse Sale also missed the day’s top seller.   Nautical Hanover, a pacing colt by Captaintreacherous out of Naughty Marietta, was purchased by Tony Alagna for $180,000 to lead a group of 14 horses that reached six figures. He is Naughty Ma...
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Katkin American recovering from fractured cannon bone

on 11/04/2020 4:10 PM
Trainer James Yoder has reported that Katkin American, who was a late scratch Saturday night from the $500,000 Breeders Crown Open Trot at Harrah’s Hoosier Park, has undergone successful surgery to repair a fractured left front cannon bone. Yoder posted on his Facebook page Wednesday afternoon that the injury occurred when the 5-year-old gelding Katkin American “took a bad step warmi...
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Average drops, but still strong prices at Timonium

on 11/03/2020 8:07 PM
After dealing with the collapse of a tent where horses were stabled on Monday, the Standardbred Horse Sales Company’s annual yearling auction got underway on Tuesday at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium, at the facility where the Thoroughbred sales giant Fasig-Tipton annually holds sales.   According to consignors, attendance was strong at the sale, with East Coast-base...
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Sports betting poses threat to racing in Canada

on 11/03/2020 6:35 PM
Racetracks of Canada, Ontario Racing and Woodbine Entertainment are raising significant concerns with Private Member’s Bill C-218. The bill is currently being debated by Members of Parliament in the Canadian House of Commons.   PMB C-218 seeks to legalize Single-Event Sports Betting in Canada, but damage to the horseracing industry may end up being an unintended consequence of t...
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Greenhilldebatable holds off Greenhill Hanover at Meadows

on 11/03/2020 5:19 PM
Greenhilldebatable made the lead with a strong uncovered move and had just enough in the tank to hold off her stablemate, Greenhill Hanover, in Tuesday’s feature at The Meadows, a $10,800 Filly & Mare Conditioned Pace.   Greenhilldebatable was fourth when Dave Palone sent her after the leader, Elysium Seelster. Even after putting that rival away, Greenhilldebatable needed st...
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Surfer Beach scores in Pocono feature

on 11/03/2020 4:18 PM
Surfer Beach may be starting to pace into his considerable pedigree, as he won a $10,400 pace on Tuesday afternoon at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono.   An altered son of Somebeachsomewhere out of the $2.3 million-plus winning Southwind Tempo, two-time divisional champion, Surfer Beach did not race at two, and he won only one of his first 13 races at three. But he has now won two...
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CHHA announces scholarship award winners

on 11/03/2020 3:20 PM
The CHHA Scholarship Committee considered the 11 terrific applications received this year. Three were outstanding: Aubrey Schwartz, Sydney Trotto and Meadow Twaddle. For more about these faith-filled harness racing students please visit our website at https://www.chha.net/scholarship-recipients-2020-2021. Aubrey Schwartz, our John and Janet Klark Scholarship recipient, plans to study Agricult...
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Midwest Mixed Sale entries online

on 11/03/2020 2:51 PM
The Midwest Auction Company is pleased to announce that entries for the 2020 Midwest Mixed Sale, to be held Tuesday, Nov. 24, in Shipshewana, Ind., are now online. Entries may be viewed at MidwestAuctionCo.com.   Catalogs are expected to be mailed later this week. The sale will once again take place at the Michiana Event Center and will start at Noon on the Tuesday befo...
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Matron hopeful Mysweetboymax special to owners

on 11/03/2020 10:41 AM
When colt Mysweetboymax races in Thursday’s $193,000 Matron Stakes for 2-year-old male pacers at Dover Downs, he carries not only his owners’ hopes for a win but their memories of a dear friend. Bred and owned by the father-and-son team of Robert Horowitz and Brandon Horowitz, Mysweetboymax is named in memory of Max Liroff, the best friend of one of Robert’s other sons, Case...
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Mister Muscles tops Eurobond at Plainridge

on 11/03/2020 8:34 AM
Northfield Park regular Mister Muscle took the short 635 mile ride down the 90 to Plainridge Park and immediately flexed his way to the winner’s circle in the $17,500 Winners-Over trotting feature on Monday afternoon (Nov.2).   Mister Muscle (Bruce Ranger) took the lead and opened up a two length advantage over Ronnie Goldstein (Shawn Gray) at the quarter in :27.4. With a gapped...
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