Tricky Dick nixes foes for second straight at Pocono

on 11/10/2020 5:44 PM
The 2-year-old Winning Mister-Pictures Of Millie gelding Tricky Dick won his second straight race in a $10,400 feature on Tuesday afternoon at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, and his 1:55.4 time was only a second off the divisional track record – not bad for a horse who didn’t break his maiden until Oct. 6.   Tricky Dick nosed out Gerard last Tuesday, and these ...
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SBOA finals wrap up Mohawk stakes season Saturday

on 11/10/2020 3:54 PM
Ontario-sired 3-year-old fillies will cap off the 2020 stakes season at Woodbine Mohawk Park with a pair of SBOA Stakes finals this Saturday.    Full fields of 10 will clash in the $141,518 trotting filly final and $138,518 pacing filly final. The SBOA Stakes were rescheduled to this Saturday from their usual position in May.   Last Saturday’s card saw a pai...
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O'Brien Awards go virtual on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021

on 11/10/2020 2:57 PM
On Sept. 30, Standardbred Canada’s Board of Directors announced that the 2020 O’Brien Awards would be a “Virtual Event” due to the ongoing global pandemic.   Standardbred Canada is pleased to announce that the 2020 Virtual O’Brien Awards Gala will take place on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021. The virtual event will be available for viewing on standardbredcana...
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Kentucky horseman Scottie Harris, 84, dies

on 11/10/2020 1:54 PM
Kentucky horseman Scottie Harris, 84, of West Paducah passed away on Saturday, Nov. 7, at Clinton Place in Clinton, KY. Mr. Harris was well known on the Kentucky racing circuit.. He was also a former president of Kentucky Harness Horseman Association, where he was inducted into the Hall of Fame. Mr. Harris was a 1954 graduate of Heath High School and a member of Milburn C...
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Former race official Don Knapton dies at 77

on 11/10/2020 1:46 PM
Donald A. Knapton, 77, died peacefully at the Inn at Village Square on Friday, Nov. 6.   He was born in Westbrook on Dec. 5, 1942 to Donald and Barbara (Paine) Knapton. He graduated from Gorham High School and Gorham State Teachers College. He then taught at Massabesic Junior High for 16 years before turning to horse racing.   Mr. Knapton had started following races in...
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Ramona Hill returns to action Thursday in Matron at Dover

on 11/10/2020 1:33 PM
The Matron Stakes for 3 year olds are in the spotlight Thursday night at Dover Downs.   Ramona Hill, who beat the boys in capturing the Hambletonian this year, takes on Hypnotic AM and Sorella in the 3-year-old filly trot. Ramona Hill has not raced since Oct. 11 when she made a break in the Kentucky Filly Futurity at The Red Mile. Entered to start in the Breeders Crown eliminations on...
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Pompano Park cancels Tuesday night card

on 11/10/2020 12:06 PM
Due to the electrical malfunction resulting from Tropical Storm Eta, Pompano Park is forced to cancel the racing program for Tuesday, Nov. 10. "The extensive damage caused by the storm and subsequent electrical malfunction cannot be remedied for today," said director of racing Gabe Prewitt. "We have exhausted all options and we our confident our generators will b...
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Del. 2YO pacers in action; Henrico equals mark

on 11/10/2020 10:57 AM
On a very warm November evening at Dover Downs the Delaware Standardbred Breeders’ Fund series for 2-year olds started Monday (Nov. 9) with three divisions of pacing colts and geldings.   The early non-wagering event went to a two time winner from Harrington, Z’s Dream (Dream Away-Eastwood Aurora N), who earned a new lifetime mark of 1:55.3, winning by a quarter-length ...
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Kathie An Pfister, 71, dies

on 11/10/2020 10:54 AM
Kathie Ann Pfister passed away Sunday (Nov. 8), at her home surrounded by her loved ones. She was 71. She was born Feb. 4, 1949, in Kenton, Ohio to the late William “Bill” & Dorthea “Dottie” Davis. Ms. Pfister graduated from Richwood High School in 1967. She was a member of the Richwood Tigers Marching Band. She was retired from General Industries in Marysv...
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Saratoga Horse of Year Cash Me Out returns and wins

on 11/09/2020 10:09 PM
Saratoga's defending Horse of the Year made his return on Monday afternoon. The Kyle Spagnola-trained Cash Me Out (Cash Hall) was named the top horse of 2019 at the Spa but has spent much of his ’20 campaign traveling to other tracks to compete. The winner of a local Open back in March and another in June, Cash Me Out had post eight in the $10,000 co-feature on Monday. Phil Fluet pi...
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Nows The Moment takes Plainridge trot feature

on 11/09/2020 10:07 PM
After a successful stint at Yonkers Raceway,  Nows The Moment returned to Plainridge Park and reclaimed top honors after dominating in the $17,500 Winners-Over trot on Monday afternoon (Nov. 9). Nows The Moment (Mike Stevenson) left three-deep into the first turn and took the lead before the quarter in a blistering :26.2. Mister Muscle (Bruce Ranger), who was tracking right behind h...
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Full Surge trots to 1:52.4 lifetime mark

on 11/09/2020 6:38 PM
Full Surge surged to the top from post 6 and never let a rival get close, scoring in a career-best 1:52.4 in Monday's feature at The Meadows, a $10,400 Conditioned Trot.   Sent off as the 1-1 favorite, Full Surge threw down a 56.1 back half for Tony Hall, enabling him to defeat the pocket-sitting Joey by 1-1/4 lengths. Vegas Ticket was a ground-saving third.   Miles Wol...
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2YO filly trotter Aela Jamieson named USTA District 8 HOY

on 11/09/2020 3:59 PM
The 2-year-old trotting filly, Aela Jamieson, by Chapter Seven of Blue Chip Farms in Wallkill, N.Y., has been named the United States Trotting Association District 8 Horse of the Year. The award was presented to trainer Julie Miller at Sunday’s New York Sires Stakes and USTA District 8 virtual awards banquet. “We loved her at Lexington at the sale, she was a smaller filly, but ...
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Hanover announces 2021 stud fees

on 11/09/2020 1:03 PM
Hanover Shoe Farms has announced their 2021 service fees.  All stallions except Nuncio stand in Pennsylvania. Stallion books will open this week.   Andover Hall - $6,000;  Bar Hopping - $8,500 (shipped semen not available); Betting Line - $ 7,500; Cantab Hall - $15,000; Captaintreacherous - $30,000; Greenshoe - $25,000; International Moni -...
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HHYF Holiday Box now available

on 11/09/2020 11:32 AM
Have horse-loving kids on your holiday gift giving list? Then we hope you consider supporting the Harness Horse Youth Foundation by ordering our Holiday Activity Boxes! Designed with the intent of combining fun and light learning, the box contents are suitable for ages 10 and up.     Activities included are how to decorate a Ginger’bred’ Standard’bred' ...
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Pompano to race Monday after Sunday's washed-out opener

on 11/09/2020 10:27 AM
After Pompano Park's scheduled season kickoff was canceled on Sunday due to Tropical Storm Eta, Pompano Park's director of racing, Gabe Prewitt, has announced that Monday is a "go" as the track begins its 57th season. Highlighting the 11-race pari-mutuel program is the Open Handicap Trot featuring a full field of 10, including Sooo Handsome, The Lionking AS, Explosivebr...
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Meadows pauses Super Hi-5; mandatory on Nov. 24

on 11/09/2020 9:04 AM
Thanksgiving week could bring extra reasons to give thanks for players of the Super Hi-5 at The Meadows. The track has announced that on Tuesday, Nov. 24, the Super Hi-5 will carry a mandatory payout. With the Super Hi-5 jackpot already at $111,462.16, the final pool could be huge, indeed.   Ordinarily, The Meadows offers the Super Hi-5, with a minimum 20-cent wager, on the final race...
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NJ residents can now bet when they are out of state

on 11/09/2020 8:11 AM
New Jersey residents can now place bets on horse races even when they are out of state.   Gov. Phil Murphy on Friday signed legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Ron Dancer (A2355) that allows residents to place wagers using New Jersey’s account wagering system while in another state.   “All New Jersey residents should be allowed to place wagers on horse racing no matter w...
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Southwind Ozzi finds winner’s circle at Harrah’s Philly

on 11/08/2020 5:56 PM
Aided by a drop in class to the easiest field he has faced since his 2-year-old campaign, 2019 Little Brown Jug winner Southwind Ozzi ($3.60) broke a five-race losing skid with a scintillating 1:48.4 mile on Sunday afternoon at Harrah’s Philadelphia. Southwind Ozzi wasted no time establishing command of the terms in the $10,000 fourth-level conditioned pace and was guided by Daniel Dub&...
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Pompano Park cancels Sunday opener due to Eta

on 11/08/2020 10:58 AM
Due to Tropical Storm Eta, Pompano Park has been forced to cancel its opening night program on Sunday, Nov. 8. As the track of the storm progresses, a determination about the racing program scheduled for Monday, Nov. 9 will be made when appropriate. South Florida is in the cone of the storm, which is expected to bring as much as 10 inches of rain with winds approaching hurricane for...
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