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Artie's Deal looks for first GC win in Matron

on 11/07/2018 12:00 AM
Erv Miller thinks Artie's Ideal has his best days ahead of him. Miller hopes that includes Thursday when the colt visits Dover Downs for the $213,000 Matron Stakes for 2-year-old male pacers. Artie's Ideal was a two-time winner on the New York Sire Stakes circuit and finished third in the series championship before trying the Grand Circuit for the first time at Lexington's Red Mile. The colt w...
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Stay Hungry to stand at Hanover Shoe Farms

on 11/07/2018 12:00 AM
Hanover Shoe Farms, along with Brad Grant and Wendy Samelman, are pleased to announce that the 2017 Two-Year-Old Colt Pacer of the Year Stay Hungry will join their stallion roster in 2019.   A son of super sire Somebeachsomewhere out of the $2 million-winning mare My Little Dragon, Stay Hungry won the Breeders Crown as a 2 year old on way to his award-winning season. ...
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Foiled Again draws outside Saturday at Dayton

on 11/07/2018 12:00 AM
The Foiled Again Farewell Tour will make its final stop in Ohio this Saturday night and the richest harness horse of all time will have his work cut out for him.   The 14 year old, who has won 105 races in his career, has drawn the outermost post position against a field of conditioned pacers who themselves have won 201 races and over $2 million in purses. Foiled Again has won ...
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Expose Yourself rallies for third straight at Mea

on 11/07/2018 12:00 AM
  Dramatically changing tactics, Expose Yourself rallied from far back to capture her third straight victory in Wednesday's $18,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows. Expose Yourself got away first or second in each of her last five starts. On Wednesday, however, she ducked for Mike Wilder and was 6 lengths back when she launched her second-over move. The 4-year-old...
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Harrisburg yearling sale up 7.56% in average

on 11/07/2018 12:00 AM
The Chapter Seven-sired trotting colt Book Seven sold for $157,000 to lead Wednesday’s (Nov. 7) sellers at the Standardbred Horse Sale, which concluded its three-day yearling auction with a record average of $42,675 for 830 horses sold. The average topped the previous high set in 2007, when 1,048 yearlings sold for $40,824. This year’s average was 7.56 percent better than 2017, when 851 hors...
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Sportsmuffler strikes again in Batavia feature

on 11/07/2018 12:00 AM
Sportsmuffler remained the mare to beat in Western New York after scoring her second straight top classdistaffpacing feature victory at Batavia Downs on Wednesday night (Nov. 7). Getting away fourth, Sportsmuffler (Billy Davis Jr.) watched as Machin Marley (Kevin Cummings) flew to the front and guided the field's fortunes to the half in a tepid :58.3. Shortly after that marker, Kruella pull...
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Dunbar Hall charges to Mohawk victory

on 11/06/2018 12:00 AM
Dunbar Hall returned to Woodbine Mohawk Park on Monday and turned in a strong performance in the $34,000 Preferred Trot.   The 4-year-old trotter was making his first start since a break in the $500,000 Breeders Crown final on Oct. 27 and shot off cover to track down leader Dancer Hall for a 1:54 victory.   Trained by Stephanie Jamieson, Dunbar Hall and driver Jody Jamies...
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Tactical Landing to race in TVG, qualify Saturday

on 11/06/2018 12:00 AM
In a meeting of the ownership group of Tactical Landing with trainer Jimmy Takter while in Harrisburg for the yearling sale, it was decided to enter the 3-year-old colt in the $350,000 (est.) TVG Open Trot on Nov. 24 at the Meadowlands. Tactical Landing earned an invitation to race against the older horses by virtue of his win in the $500,000 Breeders Crown 3-Year-Old Colt Trot on Oct. 27 a...
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DSBF 2YOs in action Monday at Dover Downs

on 11/06/2018 12:00 AM
The Delaware Standardbred Fund series for 2 year olds at Dover Downs will kick off on Monday night, Nov. 12. Nine colt pacers necessitated a split into two $20,000 divisions. The first of two will be raced early at 4:15 p.m. off the wagering card. At 4:30 p.m. the second division will go to post as the first part of the daily double on the wagering card. In the non-wagering race, Chillax...
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Take the photo: Camera Lady wins 3rd straight

on 11/06/2018 12:00 AM
Camera Lady enjoyed a :29.2 second-quarter breather, then sprinted off to her third straight victory in Tuesday’s $20,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. Camera Lady dueled three wide through a demanding 27.2 opening quarter, but after Dave Palone stepped on the brakes, the 4-year-old daughter of Dragon Again-Ann Van Go repelled the first-over challenge of Caviart...
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Through 2 sessions, HB average up 11.9%

on 11/06/2018 12:00 AM
Ken Jacobs arrived at Tuesday’s second session of the Standardbred Horse Sale with the intention of buying one horse. He departed several hours later with his objective fulfilled. Jacobs bought pacing colt Rodeo Blue Chip, out of the family of his Dan Patch Award-winning Heston Blue Chip, for $250,000. The price topped the 303 yearlings sold on Day 2. "I was going to get him,...
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Yoder reflects on career-best year

on 11/05/2018 12:00 AM
Verlin Yoder raced the best horse of his career this season, the undefeated Breeders Crown champion Woodside Charm, but the filly was not alone in helping the 45-year-old owner/trainer/driver to the best season of his career. Yoder established highs of 31 wins and $1.38 million in purses as a trainer to go with a career-best $1.15 million as a driver. His 26 victories in the sulky were two ...
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Red Mile Million canceled due to conflicts

on 11/05/2018 12:00 AM
The "Red Mile Million," a race for 2-year-old trotters with a $100,000 buy-in and a $1 million pay-out will not be raced in 2019 due to a conflict in race scheduling.the crest of a burgeoning breeding, racing and sales upswing in the Bluegrass State.   Owners of The Red Mile, The Hambletonian Society and Kentucky Horse Racing Commission had jointly announced the new race would be the cent...
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Average up 24%; trotting filly brings $500,000

on 11/05/2018 12:00 AM
Not long after a filly by Trixton out of Solveig sold for $415,000, another trotting filly, this one by Muscle Hill out of Thatsnotmyname, topped the opening session of the Standardbred Horse Sale at $500,000 on Monday afternoon at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Arena in Harrisburg. Lennart Agren's SRF Stable signed the sales slip for Hip 144, who is a half sister to Basquait 3, 1:51.2. Concord Stu...
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Items needed for Meadows' Chinese Auction

on 11/05/2018 12:00 AM
The 2:00 Club, together with the Meadows Standardbred Owners Association, is very pleased to announce that the upcoming 30th annual Chinese Auction for Charity will take place on Sunday, Dec. 2, at the Hilton Garden Inn, Southpointe.   This event has raised more than $346,000 over the past 29 years for the benefit of worthy local charities as well as the Standardbred Retirement Foun...
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Track superintendent R.J. Moore, 61, dies

on 11/05/2018 12:00 AM
Track superintendent Robert J. "R.J." Moore, 61, died Nov. 3 at Community Hospital North in Indianapolis, Ind.,  following an extended illness. Mr. Moore was born Feb. 3, 1957, in Elwood to James and Shirley (Miller) Moore and lived in the Alexandria area most of his lifetime. He was a graduate of Alexandria-Monroe High School-Class of 1976. He served briefly in the United States Na...
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Kindergarteners graduate at Meadowlands

on 11/04/2018 1:00 AM
Corey Callahan was a major player in the two Kindergarten Classic trotting events at the Meadowlands Saturday night, an evening that saw four Kindergarten finals for 2-year-olds. ‘The Captain’ drove 1-9 favorite Seven Hills in the $221,540 colt and gelding trot, but after beginning his career with four powerful wins, the son of Muscle Hill-Southwind Maywood went off stride in the first tur...
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Mach It So wins Yonkers feature

on 11/04/2018 1:00 AM
Favored Mach it So (Joe Bongiorno, $4.30) finished what he started Saturday night, winning Yonkers Raceway’s $44,000 Open Handicap Pace. Leaving from penultimate post 5, Mach  it So was stung by Techtor Hanover (Dan Dube), needing prompting to make the lead before a 27-second opening quarter-mile. He then rated a 29-second net substation (56-second half) before pole-assigned Control...
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MacDonald, Whittemore tie for Vernon title

on 11/04/2018 1:00 AM
John MacDonald tied Jimmy Whittemore for first in driving wins on closing night at Vernon Downs on Saturday. MacDonald drove Machmemackie to a win in the Turn Back the Clock rewind pace race. It was enough to tie him with Whittemore for first with 115 wins each. Truman Gale finished third with 58 victories while Claude Huckabone Jr. finished fourth with 56 tallies. Leon Bailey used 50 wins to ...
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Mar Nien A scores in Saratoga open

on 11/04/2018 1:00 AM
The $20,000 Open Pace was comprised of just five horses on Saturday night at Saratoga Casino Hotel following a pair of scratches. Amanda Kelley’s Mar Nien A (Rock And Roll Heaven) had been first or second in all of his local starts since coming to town in September and on Saturday night was the public’s 3-5 betting favorite in the feature. Jay Randall, who has become the regular reins...
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