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On A Streak rewrites Crown record book in 2YOCT

on 10/30/2020 10:17 PM
On A Streak and driver Bob McClure surged down the stretch to overcome pacesetter Captain Corey and then held off In Range by three-quarters of a length to win Friday's (Oct. 30) $600,000 Breeders Crown for 2-year-old male trotters in a stakes record 1:52.4 at Harrah's Hoosier Park. Venerate finished third. McClure left quickly from post four with On A Streak and led heading to the fi...
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Sandy Sue upset winner in Dayton mares open

on 10/30/2020 9:59 PM
Sandy Sue (Brett Miller) made the most of a pocket ride in the $14,000 Mares Open at Hollywood Dayton Raceway on Friday night (Oct. 30), downing heavily favored Big Bad Jane (Dan Noble) in 1:52.2. Noble rushed Big Bad Jane from the outermost post in the compact field of six to the lead shortly before the :26.4 first quarter clocking. Miller was content to slip Sandy Sue into the two-hole and ...
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Lady Chaos claims victory in Breeders Crown 2YOFT

on 10/30/2020 9:06 PM
Once finding clearance in the open stretch, even money favorite Lady Chaos lunged and clung to the lead to hold off Mazzarati and win the $600,000 Breeders Crown 2-year-old filly trot on Friday (Oct. 30) at Harrah's Hoosier Park. Parked to a :27.1 first quarter, Lady Chaos cleared the lead entering the backstretch with Mazzarati settling for the pocket and Iteration racing third. Presto, ca...
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The Fun Marshall wins again at Plainridge

on 10/30/2020 8:03 PM
They were dashing through the snow at Plainridge Park on Friday afternoon (Oct. 30) but the elements did little to cool red hot The Fun Marshall who scored her third consecutive win in the $15,000 featured pace for fillies and mares.   The Fun Marshall was floated off the gate by driver Mitchell Cushing and methodically worked her way to the lead past the quarter. Once seated, she com...
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Sea Of Life one of seven winners for Napolitano

on 10/30/2020 5:59 PM
On a cold and wet Friday afternoon at Harrah's Philadelphia, over a surface rated "good," the younger horses took the spotlight, competing in three $11,200 features – two on the trot and one on the pace.   The pacing group was dominated by the Captaintreacherous sophomore colt Sea Of Life, whose resume showed a 1:50 victory at The Meadows and a fourth-place finish ...
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Macadoodledoo gets 3rd straight with upset at Meadows

on 10/30/2020 5:56 PM
Defying a triple class jump and corresponding 10-1 odds, Macadoodledoo followed live cover and kicked home strongly to pull off the upset — his third straight victory — in Friday's $17,900 Open Handicap Pace at The Meadows.   Macadoodledoo was fifth down the backside when Aaron Merriman sent him after the first-over Wild Wild Western who made the front. But the 5-year-...
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Merger of two Swedish stallion agencies

on 10/30/2020 3:27 PM
Two of Europes most successful stallion agencies becomes one. Offspring Management and World Trot will from 2021 be known as Offspring International AB. Breeding of racehorses has become increasingly global and national borders are being blurred. Breeders have the possibility to use stallions from all over the world and have their mares in different countries, but ownership of stallionshares...
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Conway Hall retired from stud duty

on 10/30/2020 3:20 PM
​Conway Hall, one of the most influential trotting sires of the modern era, has been retired from the stud. Soon to be 26 years old, the infirmities of his age have rendered Conway Hall unable to continue as an active breeding stallion. The announcement of his retirement was made by Alan J. Leavitt, manager of the Conway Hall Syndicate. Leavitt also stated that Conway Hall is now back at Wa...
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It’s all systems go for Chris Ryder in Breeders Crown

on 10/30/2020 12:36 PM
Chris Ryder says having a horse like Bettor's Wish is probably the highlight of his career as a trainer. Having another like Party Girl Hill is not far behind. "That's exactly right," Ryder said. "It's great to have two horses like this." Bettor's Wish, a 4-year-old stallion, is the 8-5 morning-line favorite in Saturday's $500,000 Breeders ...
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Hoosier Park ready for Breeders Crown weekend

on 10/30/2020 6:36 AM
  Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino is set to host the 2020 Breeders Crown on Friday and Saturday with limited spectators, in accordance with the approved health and safety plan for the event. The first event in 2017 was a rousing success, producing record handle and rave reviews. The 2020 Breeders Crown, presented by The Libfeld-Katz Breeding Partnership, will be a...
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Hudson Phil scores in 1:51.1 in Plainridge feature

on 10/29/2020 8:26 PM
After coming up just short in the feature at Plainridge Park last week after a tough parked-out journey, Hudson Phil got a perfect trip and paced away to a seasonal mark in the $15,000 Winners-Over pace on Thursday afternoon (Oct. 29). Hudson Phil (Jay Randall) tucked in second off the gate behind Rock Diamonds N (Mitchell Cushing) who splashed to the half over a sloppy track in :56. At that ...
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New one-two punch at Hollywood Dayton

on 10/29/2020 5:04 PM
Fanatic (Josh Sutton) and Refined (Brett Miller), a pair of 4-year-old newcomers to the open trotting ranks at Hollywood Dayton Raceway, dominated a compact field of six on Thursday afternoon.    Fanatic, who left the gate alertly and cut all the fractions, had a sizeable open-lengths advantage at the head of the stretch, but just barely managed to hold off fast-closing Refined in ...
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Front-end winners in Philly "sloppy" features

on 10/29/2020 4:31 PM
As is often the case at Harrah’s Philadelphia, the front end was the place to be for the winners of the two featured trots during the track’s Thursday afternoon program, raced over a “sloppy” surface rated two seconds off par.   The Donato Hanover colt Big Nudge scratched into the $12,800 top purse event from the “also eligible” list and had the dre...
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Tall Dark Stranger looks for second Breeders Crown

on 10/29/2020 4:29 PM
Yannick Gingras has won numerous Grand Circuit stakes, including 23 Breeders Crown finals, in his career. That can only be done with some great horses. Thus, it’s an impressive declaration when Gingras says of Tall Dark Stranger, “He’s the most complete horse I’ve ever driven.” “For pure blazing speed, maybe I’ve driven horses that are a bit q...
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Expanded wagering options for Breeders Crown finals

on 10/29/2020 4:27 PM
Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino, in conjunction with the Hambletonian Society, has announced the addition of several guaranteed wagers and multi-leg wagers for the 37th edition of the Breeders Crown, harness racing’s annual series of 12 championship races, which will be held on Oct. 30 and 31, at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. First post for both nights w...
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Breeders Crown finals in new Weekend Preview!

on 10/29/2020 3:37 PM
It’s Breeders Crown weekend at Harrah’s Hoosier Park and the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview has all the stories, including thoughts from the connections of Tall Dark Stranger and Party Girl Hill as the two sophomores continue to make their case for Horse of the Year honors.   One highly-anticipated Crown final is the 2-Year-Old Colt & Gelding Pace where Per...
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Yonkers announces $100,000 invitationals

on 10/29/2020 2:26 PM
MGM Yonkers is pleased to announce that two stakes races will be added to the racing calendar in November at Yonkers Raceway.   On Saturday, Nov. 28, there will be a $125,000 Invitational Pace for horses that were eligible to the Borgata Pacing Series and a $100,000 Invitational Mares Pace for horses that were eligible to the Blue Chip Matchmaker Series.   These stakes...
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Last chance to make the grade at Big M

on 10/29/2020 12:11 PM
In what is now “the new normal,” many students have been schooling at home, but some horses who want to qualify for next week’s Kindergarten Classic Finals at The Meadowlands will have to be in class Friday night at the mile oval and do well in the series’ fourth and final leg if they are to make it to the culminating big-money exams.   The event for 2 year old...
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NYSS, USTA District 8 to hold virtual awards Nov. 8

on 10/29/2020 11:21 AM
The New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) and USTA District 8 will be hosting a virtual awards banquet, streamed live on Facebook on Nov. 8. The program will begin at 7 p.m. and will be approximately one hour in duration. Kelly Young, executive director of the Agriculture and New York State Horse Breeding Development Fund, will serve as emcee, and Todd Haight, District 8 Chairman, will unveil the Horse of...
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Meadowlands issues covid protocols reminder

on 10/29/2020 11:00 AM
With the New Jersey state inspectors on high alert and having a presence at the Meadowlands on live racing nights, we remind all persons traveling with the horses to the racetrack to be aware of your personal health and the covid practices required of you while on the property.   If you don't feel well, don't come to the track.    If you've had exposur...
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