Napolitano wins seven Wednesday at Philly

on 11/05/2020 8:32 AM
Driver George Napolitano Jr. and trainer Gilbert Garcia-Owen captured both of the pacing features on “Distaff Day” Wednesday at Harrah’s Philadelphia as part of a giant day for both horsemen.   Despite having to go first-over against pacesetting favorite Machnhope in the $14,400 top-line event, the veteran McArdle mare Lispatty was able to get to the line first, and ...
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Lorentzon, Deaton double up in Kentucky mini-series

on 11/05/2020 8:29 AM
Oak Grove Racing, Gaming & Hotel played host to a new mini-series for Kentucky Sires Stakes or Fair Stake-eligible 3-year-old trotters on Wednesday afternoon.    Eight trotting fillies lined up behind the gate on a warm, sunny fall afternoon in the first of the two $15,000 elimination races. Graceful Winner with driver Elliott Deaton got up in time to beat Delovely Hall ...
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Lougazi, Tellawoman shine in Batavia features

on 11/04/2020 11:12 PM
One came from behind and one led all the way, but both were the best in their class at Batavia Downs on Wednesday evening (Nov. 4).   The $8,500 Open I Handicap trot was won by Lougazi (Ray Fisher Jr.) who got away a gapped fifth while Daylon Phantom (Dan Yetman) took an unchallenged lead to the half in :58.2. There, Before I Die (Jim McNeight Jr.) pulled first over with an advancing Lo...
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Captaintreacherous colt sells for $180,000 to top day 2

on 11/04/2020 7:38 PM
Anyone who missed the first yearling pass through the auction ring at Wednesday’s (Nov. 4) second session of the Standardbred Horse Sale also missed the day’s top seller.   Nautical Hanover, a pacing colt by Captaintreacherous out of Naughty Marietta, was purchased by Tony Alagna for $180,000 to lead a group of 14 horses that reached six figures. He is Naughty Ma...
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Katkin American recovering from fractured cannon bone

on 11/04/2020 4:10 PM
Trainer James Yoder has reported that Katkin American, who was a late scratch Saturday night from the $500,000 Breeders Crown Open Trot at Harrah’s Hoosier Park, has undergone successful surgery to repair a fractured left front cannon bone. Yoder posted on his Facebook page Wednesday afternoon that the injury occurred when the 5-year-old gelding Katkin American “took a bad step warmi...
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Average drops, but still strong prices at Timonium

on 11/03/2020 8:07 PM
After dealing with the collapse of a tent where horses were stabled on Monday, the Standardbred Horse Sales Company’s annual yearling auction got underway on Tuesday at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium, at the facility where the Thoroughbred sales giant Fasig-Tipton annually holds sales.   According to consignors, attendance was strong at the sale, with East Coast-base...
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Sports betting poses threat to racing in Canada

on 11/03/2020 6:35 PM
Racetracks of Canada, Ontario Racing and Woodbine Entertainment are raising significant concerns with Private Member’s Bill C-218. The bill is currently being debated by Members of Parliament in the Canadian House of Commons.   PMB C-218 seeks to legalize Single-Event Sports Betting in Canada, but damage to the horseracing industry may end up being an unintended consequence of t...
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Greenhilldebatable holds off Greenhill Hanover at Meadows

on 11/03/2020 5:19 PM
Greenhilldebatable made the lead with a strong uncovered move and had just enough in the tank to hold off her stablemate, Greenhill Hanover, in Tuesday’s feature at The Meadows, a $10,800 Filly & Mare Conditioned Pace.   Greenhilldebatable was fourth when Dave Palone sent her after the leader, Elysium Seelster. Even after putting that rival away, Greenhilldebatable needed st...
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Surfer Beach scores in Pocono feature

on 11/03/2020 4:18 PM
Surfer Beach may be starting to pace into his considerable pedigree, as he won a $10,400 pace on Tuesday afternoon at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono.   An altered son of Somebeachsomewhere out of the $2.3 million-plus winning Southwind Tempo, two-time divisional champion, Surfer Beach did not race at two, and he won only one of his first 13 races at three. But he has now won two...
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CHHA announces scholarship award winners

on 11/03/2020 3:20 PM
The CHHA Scholarship Committee considered the 11 terrific applications received this year. Three were outstanding: Aubrey Schwartz, Sydney Trotto and Meadow Twaddle. For more about these faith-filled harness racing students please visit our website at Aubrey Schwartz, our John and Janet Klark Scholarship recipient, plans to study Agricult...
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Midwest Mixed Sale entries online

on 11/03/2020 2:51 PM
The Midwest Auction Company is pleased to announce that entries for the 2020 Midwest Mixed Sale, to be held Tuesday, Nov. 24, in Shipshewana, Ind., are now online. Entries may be viewed at   Catalogs are expected to be mailed later this week. The sale will once again take place at the Michiana Event Center and will start at Noon on the Tuesday befo...
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Matron hopeful Mysweetboymax special to owners

on 11/03/2020 10:41 AM
When colt Mysweetboymax races in Thursday’s $193,000 Matron Stakes for 2-year-old male pacers at Dover Downs, he carries not only his owners’ hopes for a win but their memories of a dear friend. Bred and owned by the father-and-son team of Robert Horowitz and Brandon Horowitz, Mysweetboymax is named in memory of Max Liroff, the best friend of one of Robert’s other sons, Case...
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Mister Muscles tops Eurobond at Plainridge

on 11/03/2020 8:34 AM
Northfield Park regular Mister Muscle took the short 635 mile ride down the 90 to Plainridge Park and immediately flexed his way to the winner’s circle in the $17,500 Winners-Over trotting feature on Monday afternoon (Nov.2).   Mister Muscle (Bruce Ranger) took the lead and opened up a two length advantage over Ronnie Goldstein (Shawn Gray) at the quarter in :27.4. With a gapped...
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Shes A Sassy Beach, Hawaii take Harvest finals

on 11/03/2020 8:28 AM
The Harvest Series for Ontario-sired 2-year-old fillies concluded Monday with a pair of finals at Woodbine Mohawk Park.   A field of nine squared off in the $46,000 final for pacing fillies, while a compact group of six clashed in the $45,400 final for trotting fillies.   Ken Middleton trainee Shes A Sassy Beach and driver Sylvain Filion came out on top in the pacing fillie...
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Jeffrey P 22-1 upset winner at Meadows

on 11/02/2020 7:19 PM
Seventh heading into the final turn, Jeffery P roared wide through the lane to spring the 22-1 upset in Monday's feature at The Meadows, a $10,800 Conditioned Trot.   Rising MVP reached the front with an uncovered backside move but couldn't hold off the rallying Jeffery P once Brady Brown got him into gear. The 5-year-old Full Count-Betty Jean gelding triumphed in 1:56, 1-1/4 le...
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American Zest A takes Saratoga feature

on 11/02/2020 7:14 PM
Different horse, same result for Larry Stalbaum in the Monday Open Pace at Saratoga Casino Hotel. The dominant force in the local Open in the last couple of seasons has been Crockets Cullen N. That veteran campaigner has thrived for Stalbaum and won the Open last week (Oct 26). On Monday, Stalbaum unveiled his American Zest A (American Ideal) at the Spa for the first time. The Aussie inv...
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Woodbine Mohawk Park to race over holidays

on 11/02/2020 11:52 AM
Woodbine Entertainment has received approval to swap several race dates from its Standardbred racing calendar to allow Woodbine Mohawk Park to conduct live racing over the upcoming holiday season. The following dates have been added to the Woodbine Mohawk Park racing calendar: Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020; Monday, Dec. 28, 2020; Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020; Friday, ...
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Hoosier Park sets record handle in 2020 Breeders Crown

on 11/01/2020 8:00 AM
There were a lot of hurdles to overcome for the 37th edition of the $6 million Breeders Crown Championships at Harrah's Hoosier Park. Amidst a pandemic that limited crowd capacity, the track pulled in its largest handle in the 27-year history with a total of $2,474,344 wagered on the 15-race card Saturday, Oct. 31. The previous track record for handle on a single program was set during ...
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A Major Omen takes Big M Feature

on 11/01/2020 7:59 AM
Trainer Trish Adams had a big night at The Meadowlands Saturday, winning three times on the card, including the $17,000 high-end conditioned pacing feature with A Major Omen. The 4-year-old gelded son of Art Major-Omen Hanover has been on a roll of late, with victories in three of his last four starts. He's been winning despite continuing to face better stock every week, as his current st...
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Century Farroh pounces, upsets in Crown Open Pace

on 11/01/2020 12:14 AM
David Miller had Century Farroh in just the right spot, and the 4-year-old son of Mach Three charged by favorite Bettor's Wish in the late stages to capture the $500,000 Breeders Crown Open Pace at Harrah's Hoosier Park on Saturday night (Oct. 31). Century Farroh left hard from the outside and tucked in behind early speedster Backstreet Shadow heading into the first turn. Tim Tetrick gu...
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