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Trevor Henry drives 7,000th career winner

on 11/07/2020 12:31 AM
A last-to-first rally with pacing mare Gias Surreal gave driver Trevor Henry career driving win 7,000 on Friday night at Woodbine Mohawk Park.    Henry entered Friday’s card three wins shy of the 7,000 mark and recorded the “Hat-Trick” victory in Race 11 in upset fashion, scoring at odds of 12-1.     Gias Surreal will go down as winner ...
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Warrior One goes wire to wire in Big M feature

on 11/07/2020 12:27 AM
Warrior One started the year like a house on fire, scoring in seven of his first nine starts for trainer Ron Burke before going winless in his next seven outings. So much for the losing streak. The 4-year-old gelded son of Father Patrick-Yoga, the only wire-to-wire winner on the card, made his fifth 2020 visit to the Meadowlands winner’s circle in the featured high-end conditioned tr...
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Cattlewash wins Monument Circle as Hoosier wraps up stakes

on 11/07/2020 12:24 AM
Just one week after hosting the 37th edition of the Breeders Crown, Grand Circuit racing action was back in the spotlight at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday as some of the sport’s brightest stars ventured back to Hoosier Park for the final night of Grand Circuit racing this season. The evening’s 13-race card was highlighted by the $160,000 Monument...
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Hambo Society thanks those who made Breeders Crown a success

on 11/06/2020 9:43 PM
On behalf of The Hambletonian Society we would like to thank everyone who played a part, whether large or small, in the just concluded $6.4 million Breeders Crown at Harrah’s Hoosier Park. The racing was tremendous and some of these races and horses will go down as all-time greats in history. A heartfelt thank you is owed to all the horsemen and women, trainers, caretakers, and ...
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Broodmare Somwherovrarainbow sells for $240,000

on 11/06/2020 9:26 PM
Pacing broodmare Somwherovrarainbow, a Dan Patch Award winner at age 2, was purchased in foal to stallion Always B Miki for $240,000 by Crawford Farms to lead Friday’s (Nov. 6) first session of the Standardbred Horse Sale’s mixed sale at the Maryland State Fairgrounds.   The 10-year-old Somwherovrarainbow is the offspring of two Horse of the Year winners, Somebeachsom...
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USTA District 8 announces 2020 award winners

on 11/06/2020 4:38 PM
United States Trotting Association District 8 has announced the winners of its 2020 year-end awards. For the second year in a row, George Ducharme has been named Trainer of the Year; Pari-Mutuel Driver of the Year goes to Jason Bartlett; and Leon Bailey is the County Fair Driver of the Year. Ducharme earned a combined $382,482 in the New York Sire Stakes and Excelsior Series this year with 77...
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SBOANJ says new whipping rule now in effect in NJ

on 11/06/2020 4:34 PM
Earlier this week the Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey (SBOANJ) reached out to the New Jersey Racing Commission (NJRC) regarding the implementation of the new whipping rule and a possible transition period with written warnings. The SBOANJ was told that the NJRC staff considered a transition period with written warnings but decided against it. The new whipping rule bec...
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Hambletonian Champion Trixton to stand in Ontario at Winbak Farm

on 11/06/2020 3:28 PM
Mike Gulotta of Deo Volente Farms and and Joe Thomson of Winbak Farms are pleased to announce that Trixton, the 2014 Hambletonian Champion, will stand stud at Winbak Canada in Ontario for the 2021 breeding season.    Joe Thomson, owner of Winbak farm said, “We are very happy and extremely excited to have the opportunity to stand a stallion of Trixton’s caliber here at W...
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Propulsion to stand stud at Deo Volente Farms in 2021

on 11/06/2020 3:18 PM
Stall Zet and Johan Arneng are pleased and proud to announce that their standardbred champion Propulsion (Muscle Hill - Danae- Andover Hall) will be coming to the United States to stand stud in 2021 at Deo Volente Farms in Flemington, New Jersey. “I have partnered with Deo Volente Farms for years. They have done an outstanding job on Trixton and for that reason I am highly confident in ...
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Pompano Park set to kick off season on Sunday

on 11/06/2020 10:03 AM
Pompano Park kicks off its 57th racing season on Sunday, Nov. 8, with track-record holder Panocchio and Sunshine State Stakes action highlighting the lofty 11-race program.   Panocchio, the rugged son of No Pan Intended, now 10 years old, set his track record five seasons ago and has amassed 72 career wins—45 of those at Pompano Park—and $649,596 in earnings for ...
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Harrah's Philadelphia extends meet to Dec. 31

on 11/06/2020 9:47 AM
Officials at Harrah's Philadelphia have announced that the current meet will be extended through Dec. 31, 2020. The Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission has approved an additional four racing programs to be contested at Harrah's Philadelphia following the originally scheduled closing day of Dec. 20. The additional dates are: • Wednesday, Dec. 23 (12:25 p.m. first post) &b...
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Bet You holds on to win "The Gronk" leg at Plainridge

on 11/06/2020 8:30 AM
District 9 event for Plainridge Park-based pacers with a Trackmaster of 87 or less known as “The Gronk” continued for a second week with a $17,500 purse on Thursday afternoon with Bet You claiming the winner’s share of the purse. Driver Kevin Switzer Jr. floated out third to the quarter with Bet You while Waves (Nick Graffam) took the lead. But once Waves settled, Bet You ma...
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Rau Ru, Publicity Seeker win Harvest colt finals

on 11/06/2020 6:37 AM
Harvest Series finals for two-year-olds continued Thursday evening at Woodbine Mohawk Park with male pacers and trotters in the spotlight.    A full field of 10 clashed in the $48,100 Harvest Series final for pacing colts and geldings, while over on the trotting side it was a field of seven in a $45,100 contest.    Rau Ru powered by No Free Launch in deep str...
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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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