Schedule changes for Delaware, OH Grand Circuit week

on 09/02/2020 9:25 PM
The Delaware (Ohio) Grand Circuit week will have a couple of changes to its original race schedule. The Buckeye Stallion Series leg for the two-year-old trotting fillies will be contested on Tuesday, September 22. The event was originally scheduled for Wednesday. The Spring Haven Farm Ladies Driving Championship has been added back to the Tuesday schedule. The $2,500 series final will be s...
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HS Judy Jetson wins Meadows feature in the slop

on 09/02/2020 6:58 PM
Parked out through a demanding 27.3 opening quarter in the slop, HS Judy Jetson still had little trouble capturing Wednesday's feature at The Meadows, a $10,200 Conditioned Trot.   The 4-year-old daughter of Great George Two-Broadway Fooling easily repelled the first-over challenge of Explosive Form and scored for Tony Hall in 1:56.1. The pocket-sitting Swanind Fastlane was second...
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Spadaro thrilled Coraggioso has 3 finalists

on 09/02/2020 2:06 PM
Joe Spadaro has come a long way from his Queens, NY, childhood, working nearly his entire life in the harness racing industry, first as a trainer, then as a racing commission executive and now has an owner-breeder.   "Growing up in New York, harness racing was big time," Spadaro, 78, recalled. "Later, when I lived in Hicksville, Long Island—about three miles from ...
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Scioto extends meet to Sept. 12; OHSS finals drawn Wed. night

on 09/02/2020 11:47 AM
In a joint effort between Eldorado Scioto Downs, Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway, and the Ohio Harness Horsemen’s Association,  Scioto Downs is extending its race meet one week. Instead of closing the weekend before Labor Day, closing night will now be Saturday, Sept. 12.   "Scioto agreeing to host what would have been our opening week will allow us to keep our purs...
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Can Guardian Angel As go back to back in Maple Leaf Trot?

on 09/02/2020 11:16 AM
Guardian Angel AS will attempt to become only the third horse in three decades to win the Maple Leaf Trot in consecutive years when he faces nine foes in Saturday’s $560,000 event for older trotters at Woodbine Mohawk Park. A 6-year-old stallion, Guardian Angel AS heads to the Maple Leaf off a track-record 1:50.4 victory in the Crawford Farms Open Trot on Aug. 16 at Tioga Downs. Fo...
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Profound Paragon stays undefeated with Grassroots score

on 09/02/2020 8:34 AM
Profound Paragon put a six race unbeaten streak on the line at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Tuesday, Sept. 1, and cruised to an effortless 1:55.4 personal best in the first of five $23,150 Grassroots divisions for the three-year-old trotting fillies. With regular reinsman Jean Bernard “Bert” Renaud in the race bike, Profound Paragon lined up at Post 4 in the field of nine and soon afte...
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Yoder upsets with Ima Diamond Babe at 53-1 in ISS

on 09/02/2020 8:32 AM
Indiana Sires Stakes action returned to Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Tuesday, Sept. 1, with two $38,000 divisions for the two-year-old trotting fillies. The fourth round of stakes action for the freshman trotting fillies brought new faces to the winner’s circle as Ima Diamond Babe and Shirley Goodness scored the first stakes victories of their young careers. &...
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Harrington hat trick for King barn

on 09/01/2020 10:52 PM
The high-powered Jim King Jr. stable demonstrated its prowess Tuesday with three wins on the Harrington Raceway card.  The Harrington-based stable which campaigns two of harness racing's brightest stars, 2019 Horse of the Year Shartin N and 2019 2-year-old Pacing Filly Of The Year Lyons Sentinel, prevailed with all three starters on the program, Stealing Base...
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Canadian Pacing Derby, Maple Leaf Trot set for Saturday

on 09/01/2020 10:45 PM
Fresh off a record-setting Pepsi North America Cup, Woodbine Mohawk Park continues “Grand Circuit Month” with an all-star $2 million stakes-filled card on Saturday night.  The $560,000 Maple Leaf Trot and $540,000 Canadian Pacing Derby bring the best older horses in the sport to Mohawk Park. Both events received a format change this year, removing eliminations and taking the ...
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Splash Brother, Uhtred win NYSS divisions

on 09/01/2020 6:01 PM
Three-year-old pacing colts and geldings were featured on Tuesday afternoon at Saratoga Casino Hotel as part of the New York Sires Stakes.   Splash Brother (So Surreal-Sugarcoated- The Panderosa) just missed the track record for 3-year-old geldings when the Ray Schnittker-trained superstar paced to a 1:51 victory in his $74,500 division of the Sires Stakes. Tyler Buter sat beh...
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Blue Ivy best in Meadows F&M feature

on 09/01/2020 5:58 PM
Blue Ivy shrugged off the challenge of her stablemate, Touchamatic, and rolled to victory in Tuesday’s $16,200 Filly & Mare Open Handicap Pace at The Meadows.   Blue Ivy sped to the lead from post 6 in a demanding 26.3, a quarter that might have left her vulnerable. But when Touchamatic moved uncovered from third, Blue Ivy found more for Aaron Merriman and triumphed in a car...
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Crossfit goes back to back at Pocono

on 09/01/2020 3:49 PM
The Donato Hanover gelding Crossfit made it two straight and four of his last seven when he won the $12,800 trotting feature Tuesday afternoon at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono while equaling his mark of 1:54.2.   Andy Miller sent the favored winner first-over and had a battle royal with pacesetting Striking Encore from the backstretch onward, with Crossfit finally separating himself...
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KY now requires vet records, vet exam

on 09/01/2020 3:10 PM
The new medication regulations in Kentucky require that all veterinary treatment reports be submitted to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission (KHRC) and all horses entered to race undergo a pre-race examination. The veterinary records requirement is satisfied by the treatment sheets turned in by your veterinarian.  If any treatments are administered by the trainer which the veteri...
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Owners, trainers, limited spectators approved at Red Mile

on 09/01/2020 12:17 PM
The Red Mile will be hosting a very limited number of spectators to its live race meet, beginning with the Sept. 20 Kentucky Sires Stakes finals and continuing through the remainder of the meet (Oct. 11).  Post time is 1 p.m. each day.  The full racing schedule is available on the website at    The following groups may attend:  horse owners and train...
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Lexington Selected catalog now online

on 09/01/2020 11:47 AM
The catalog for the annual Lexington Selected Yearling Sale is now available on the sales company’s website,, and on the Equineline Sales catalog app.   Those not already on the mailing list but who would like a print catalog should fill out the order form on the website. Print catalogs should be received in the mail soon after the Labor Day holiday. &nb...
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Gural comments on proposed Horse Racing Integrity & Safety Act

on 09/01/2020 11:34 AM
On Monday, Aug. 31, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky announced his intention to introduce and support the Horse Racing Integrity & Safety Act to the U.S. Senate.    This newly-minted legislation is a revision of earlier versions and was presented at a Keeneland-hosted press conference by McConnell along with Kentucky Congressman Andy Barr and ...
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'More mature' HP Royal Theo ready for Goodtimes

on 09/01/2020 11:32 AM
HP Royal Theo is a more easygoing horse this year, and trainer Ben Baillargeon is feeling more relaxed as well. A 3-year-old gelding trotter and returning O’Brien Award winner, HP Royal Theo has lost only once in his age group this season as he prepares for Saturday’s $215,000 Goodtimes final at Woodbine Mohawk Park. HP Royal Theo won his Goodtimes elimination last week from ...
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Record $5.6 million handle on NA Cup Night

on 09/01/2020 10:27 AM
Tall Dark Stranger’s dominant performance in the 37th Pepsi North America Cup highlighted a record-setting evening for Woodbine Entertainment.   The 13-race Pepsi North America Cup card on Saturday, Aug. 29 generated a handle of $5,619,396, the highest wagering handle in the 57-year history of racing at Woodbine Mohawk Park. The $5.6 million total surpassed the previous track an...
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Buckeye Classic sale catalogs available

on 08/31/2020 9:00 PM
Sale catalogs are now available for the 6th annual Buckeye Classic Yearling Sale in Springfield, OH. Conducted by the Hoosier Classic Sale Company of Indiana, the auction will be held Tuesday Oct. 1 at the Champions Expo Center located at the Clark County Fairgrounds. Start time is 10:00AM. There are 212 yearlings in the catalog including the Emera...
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Tom Me Gun N 1:50 winner at Plainridge

on 08/31/2020 8:56 PM
After having raced at Pocono Downs and Yonkers Raceway in recent weeks, Tom Me Gun N made his first Plainridge Park start a winning one after coming up large in the $15,000 Winners-Over pacing feature on Monday afternoon (Aug. 31).   Rock Diamonds N (Ron Cushing) went for the early lead with Tom Me Gun N (Shawn Gray) behind him, but also had Major Leaguer (Nick Graffam) parked out at his si...
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