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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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Lean Hanover best in Yonkers feature

on 11/04/2018 1:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway’s all-trot Sunday matinee saw a  second-over Lean Hanover (Jordan Stratton, $19.60) winning the featured $44,000 Open Handicap. The six-horse feature went at the flat mile, one race after the seven added-distance ‘French’ trots. Trying to leave from assigned post position No. 5, Lean Hanover could not match strides early before retreating into a four-hole. I...
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Hippodrome 3R to go whipless twice in November

on 11/03/2018 2:00 AM
The Quebec Jockey Club management has announced that the drivers will go ‘whipless’ in all the harness races held at the Hippodrome 3R on Nov. 18 and Nov. 25. "This is an experiment of parimutuel racing without whips," said Director of Racing Murielle Thomassin. "There will be absolutely no whips allowed on the track these two special days. "There is no surprise that this year the populati...
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Nocturnal Bluechip at Mohawk by nose

on 11/03/2018 2:00 AM
A field of eight pacers, including three-year-old The Downtown Bus, clashed in the weekly $34,000 top-class event. Nirvana Seelster cleared to the top and led around the far turn. Physicallyinclined pressed first-up with a trio of followers in the outer-flow, including Nocturnal Bluechip and driver Sylvain Filion, who were fourth-over and six-lengths from the top turning for home. In the...
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Lucky McTrucky best at Batavia

on 11/03/2018 2:00 AM
After some early maneuvering, Lucky McTrucky got a perfect trip en route to winning the $10,500 Open Handicap pacing feature at Batavia Downs on Saturday night. Cool Like Fire (Billy Davis Jr.) took the early lead but soon yielded it to Lucky McTrucky (Drew Monti) past the eighth pole. Then just before the quarter, Davis pulled Cool Like Fire and retook the lead once again. From there posi...
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‘Candygirl’ romps, Lather Up dq’d at Hoosier

on 11/03/2018 2:00 AM
Some of the sport’s brightest stars descended upon Harrah’s Hoosier Park on Friday, and as predicted, the stakes filled card delivered some outstanding harness racing battles. It was the final night of Grand Circuit racing action for the 2018 season. After finishing second in the $500,000 Breeders Crown 3-year-old colt trot last week, Met’s Hall was out for redemption and delivered on...
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Hall of Fame announces Immortal inductees

on 11/03/2018 2:00 AM
In July, the Immortals Nominating Committee of the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame announced that the trustees of the Museum had unanimously endorsed the election of Dr. Leroy Coggins, Charles Hinkle, Allen and Connie Skolnick and Delinquent Account as harness racing Immortals. On July 7, 2019, these individuals will be inducted into the Hall of Immortals during ceremonies held under th...
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Lazarus N share proceeds to go to SRF

on 11/03/2018 2:00 AM
Duncan Taylor of Taylor Made Sales and Stallions and Mike Gulotta of Deo Volente Farms have jointly announced the proceeds from the Lazarus N share to be sold at Harrisburg as Hip No. 972 will be donated to the Standardbred Retirement Foundation. Lazarus N will stand stud at Deo Volente Farms of Flemington, N.J., effective for the 2019 breeding season. Taylor and Gulotta have also announced th...
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Christoforou wins four Thursday at Mohawk

on 11/02/2018 2:00 AM
The Woodbine Mohawk Park Fall-Winter meet began Thursday with driver Chris Christoforou having a big night at the office. Christoforou posted four-wins, including a victory in the lone Harvest Series division, to start the meet in style. Of his four wins, three came in upset fashion. The evening started with Christoforou sweeping the ‘Early-Double’ with four-year-old trotting mare Moni Jus...
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Caldwells will be watching their filly in Cup

on 11/02/2018 2:00 AM
Kentucky breeders Fredericka "Rikki" Caldwell and her children Elizabeth and Danny will be cheering on their first Breeders Cup starter this weekend. The Caldwells bred Golden Mischief, who will compete in Saturday's $1 million Filly & Mare Sprint. She's one of the top five contenders in the race. The Caldwells have enjoyed success in harness racing for decades, with Rikki's late mother, Fr...
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Lazarus N to stand at Deo Volente in 2019

on 11/02/2018 2:00 AM
Lazarus N, the son of Bettor's Delight-Bethany from Down Under, will stand stud for 2019 at Deo Volente Farms in Flemington, N.J., it was jointly announced by Mike Gulotta of Deo Volente and Duncan Taylor of Taylor Made Sales and Stallions, owner of Lazarus N.   Further details as to stud fee and syndication information will be announced as they become available.
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Mario Baillargeon joins TheStable.ca

on 11/02/2018 2:00 AM
Mario Baillargeon knows a winner when he sees one. He has driven 7,718 of them over the past four decades on North America's top harness racing circuits.   Now, the 61-year-old horseman is pivoting his career to join forces with the award-winning fractional ownership phenom TheStable.ca. Baillargeon joins fellow trainers Harry Poulton, Jason McGinnis and Kevin McMaster in conditioning th...
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For Sale sign up at Ontario's Kawartha

on 11/02/2018 2:00 AM
Reports indicate that the for sale sign is up at Kawartha Downs with estimates that the property is worth in the area of $20 million. According to an article in the Peterborough Examiner, the sale sign is not an indication that the future of the track is in peril. It was, in fact, expected. Kawartha Downs entered court-ordered receivership in May 2017 after the track’s former owner, Harvey ...
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Juslikeaqueen returns to Dayton throne

on 11/02/2018 2:00 AM
Following a six race absence, Juslikeaqueen returned to the Hollywood Dayton Raceway winner’s circle following the $18,500 Mares Open Pace on Friday night (Nov. 2). Dispatched at 5-2 odds, the 4-year-old daughter of Palone Ranger won for the sixth time in 2018 and surpassed the $100,000 season earnings plateau in the process. After leaving alertly and showing the field to the quarter mile ma...
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Rockstar Angel A wins F&M pace at Yonkers

on 11/02/2018 2:00 AM
Tepid favorite Rockstar Angel A (Eric Goodell, $5.30) continued her form spree Friday night (Nov. 2nd), winning Yonkers Raceway’s moist $44,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace. From outside post position No. 5 (in one notch after a defection), Rockstar Angel was stuffed into a pocket behind Medusa (Jason Bartlett) as that one led through intervals of :27, :56.3 and 1:25.4. Rockstar Angel A...
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Up-and-comers triumphant in Philly features

on 11/02/2018 2:00 AM
The up-and-coming horses in the "non-winners of five races lifetime" classification were featured at Harrah's Philadelphia this afternoon (and into the twilight, complementing the first day of the Breeders Cup), with a pair of $16,000 contests.   The first was for distaff pacers, and it fell to the Somebeachsomewhere sophomore filly Zutopia in 1:53.3. George Napolitano Jr. sent the sophom...
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Kendall Seelster defeats older mares in Preferred

on 11/02/2018 2:00 AM
Sophomore pacing filly Kendall Seelster stole the show Friday at Woodbine Mohawk Park with a stunning victory in the $30,000 Mares Preferred. The daughter of Shadow Play defeated eight older rivals by charging home from a third-over seventh to track down Sandebetweenurtoes with a :27.1 final-quarter for a 1:52 victory. Sylvain Filion steered Kendall Seelster to victory for trainer Rod Boyd, ...
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"Diamond" flexes muscle in Big M feature

on 11/02/2018 2:00 AM
When it comes to the Meadowlands, Muscle Diamond is very much a horse for the course. The 6-year-old son of Muscle Hill-Windylane Hanover thrashed five overmatched opponents in the Friday night feature at the mile oval, the $20,000 Preferred Handicap for trotters. Winning driver Andy McCarthy did not rush the 1-9 favorite to the top, opting instead to make his way steadily to the lead while ...
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Heston Blue Chip to stand stud in PA in 2019

on 11/01/2018 2:00 AM
Winbak Farm is proud to announce that Heston Blue Chip will stand at Nandi Farm in Pennsylvania for the 2019 season. Heston Blue Chip was the winner of the USHWA Dan Patch Award for Three Year Old Pacing Colts against a tough crop that included A Rocknroll Dance, Bettor's Edge, Michael's Power, Sweet Lou & Thinking Out Loud. At 3, Heston was the Winner o...
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