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Mohawk's championship meet ends Oct. 29

on 10/18/2018 2:00 AM
Woodbine Mohawk Park Thursday announced that year-round racing will be split into two meets for trainer and driver titles.   The current meet of racing, which began on April 12, will conclude on Monday, Oct. 29 and has been classified as the "Championship Meet." The leading trainer and driver at the end of live racing on Oct. 29 will capture their respective titles for the "Cha...
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Trainers looks for Crown wins for owner Key

on 10/18/2018 2:00 AM
Not surprisingly, Bob Key is once again a presence at this year's Breeders Crown, and his trainers want to win for the 85-year-old owner/breeder as much as they would like to win for themselves.   Norm Parker conditions Renaissance Lady K, a 2-year-old filly pacer who enters her Breeders Crown elimination Friday with three wins and two seconds in eight races to earn $53,929. Charli...
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Iris Horowitz dies at age 84

on 10/18/2018 2:00 AM
Iris T. Horowitz, 84, died Aug. 10, 2018,in her home, surrounded by her loving family. She was buried Aug. 12 in Old Montefiore Cemetery, Queens, N.Y.   She was a loving mother to her three children, Dr. Jay B. Horowitz, Dean S. Horowitz (stock trader) and Shari H. Horowitz (associate director of AARP) and the wife of Harry Horowitz. She was loved by her children immensely.  ...
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Miss You Kelly "a real sweet horse"

on 10/18/2018 2:00 AM
Michael Barnard liked Sapphire Deo from the time he saw her as a yearling at Deo Volente Farms. After purchasing the filly trotter for $62,000 at the 2017 Lexington Selected Sale and changing her name to Miss You Kelly, he discovered even more reasons to like her. "Taylor Gower broke her and I was jogging her, not too long after he broke her, and she got startled by something in the grass and ...
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Breeders Crown elims in new Weekend Preview!

on 10/18/2018 2:00 AM
The Breeders Crown eliminations are upon us and the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview has all the news and details. We have an update on 2017 Horse of the Year Hannelore Hanover from trainer Ron Burke, who hopes his trotter can get back on track and defend her Crown title. Ronnie also talked about some of his other filly trotters, including 2-year-old Sonnet Grace and 3-year-old Impinkt...
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Tyson wins Philly trotting feature

on 10/18/2018 2:00 AM
The hard-hitting Tyson recorded his second triumph in his last three starts in the $18,000 trotting feature at Harrah’s Philadelphia on Thursday afternoon, making every pole a winning one in 1:54. Driver Andy McCarthy got Tyson to the lead passing the quarter in :28, and then set middle fractions of :57.2 and 1:25.3 with Crazy About Pat in the pocket and Casa Palmera moving first-...
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Jericho goes last to first at Plainridge

on 10/17/2018 2:00 AM
Wisely avoiding an early front-end fracas, Jericho brushed late in a slick steer by his owner to win the $13,000 "Old North Church" trotting feature at Plainridge Park on Tuesday afternoon.   Shorething Fashion (Nick Graffam) got off the gate the best, flying to the top before the first turn. But Tag Up And Go (Mitchell Cushing) was out and rolling and took the lead at the quarter i...
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Northfield Park's Single Six hit on third night

on 10/17/2018 2:00 AM
It took only three nights for Northfield Park's newest wager, the 20-cent Northfield Single Six (a single combination Pick-6) to be solved. One better cashed in for $6,426.68.   The bet offers a low 14 percent takeout rate and began last Saturday, Oct. 13.   The 20-cent wager is expected to offer handicappers large jackpots by carrying over 50 percent of its nightly pool unt...
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Deters looking for "ideal" first Crown trip

on 10/17/2018 2:00 AM
As trainer Mike Deters prepares for his first start in the Breeders Crown, he's got a good feeling about Ideal Feeling.   Deters sends out Ideal Feeling in Saturday's first of three $25,000 eliminations for 3-year-old male pacers at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. The colt is out of the family of Hall of Famer Rainbow Blue and a three-quarter brother to stakes-winner Zero Tolerance...
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RUS MidAtlantic race Saturday at Big M

on 10/17/2018 2:00 AM
A field of eight trotters will be competing in the $3,000 RUS MidAtlantic Trot at the Meadowlands on Saturday. Post time for the non-wagering racing under saddle event will be 7 p.m., prior to the first wagering event on the card.   Four of the eight horses figure to be competing for the major spoils in this mile with a fifth horse providing a little foreign intrigue.   F...
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Veteran horseman Doug Hamilton dies at 71

on 10/17/2018 2:00 AM
Veteran horseman Doug Hamilton, 71, died of a heart attack early Wednesday morning, Oct. 17.   A native of Port Elgin, Ont., Mr. Hamilton followed his grandfather, Lambert, and father, Irwin, onto the harness racing county fair circuit. At age 17 he moved to Windsor, Ont., to race at Windsor Raceway. After working for Gerry Bookmyer and Ron Feagan, he went on his own. He spent time ...
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Foiled Again tour hits Harrington on Oct. 22

on 10/17/2018 2:00 AM
Harness racing's richest horse of all-time, Foiled Again, will make a stop on his farewell tour at Harrington Raceway Monday, Oct. 22.   The venerable pacer is in his last year of racing at age 14, and will compete in the third race on the program. At approximately 6:30 p.m., he will then be available for a meet and greet in the west grandstand parking lot where fans can take photos...
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Yoder makes Crown debut with Woodside Charm

on 10/17/2018 2:00 AM
Verlin Yoder has sat behind his share of good trotters, such as millionaire Natural Herbie and a number of Indiana state-bred champions, but none impressed him as quickly as undefeated world-record-setting filly Woodside Charm. "It was the middle of March," Yoder said. "I have a filly called O So Easy and last year she was a very nice (1):55-(1):54 horse as a 2 year old, which is very good ...
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My MVP to Winbak Farm of Ontario

on 10/16/2018 2:00 AM
My MVP, the sire of this year's Goodtimes and Stanley Dancer Memorial winner Wolfgang 3,1:51.2 ($577,310), will be relocated to Winbak Farm of Ontario. His stud fee has been set for the 2019 season at $4,000 (Can.)   He stood his first four seasons in Ohio at Sugar Valley Farms.   In making the announcement, Winbak owner Joe Thomson said he welcomes the son of Cantab Hall...
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Charmbro Brie repeats in Harvest Series leg

on 10/16/2018 2:00 AM
Charmbo Brie will have a chance at a Harvest Series sweep following a second-leg victory on Monday evening at Woodbine Mohawk Park.   The Betterthancheddar 2-year-old filly and driver Mike Saftic battled through a strong headwind in the lane to win the first of two $17,000 divisions in 1:58.1 for breeder/owner/trainer John Rier.   Charmbo Brie converted off a two-hole tri...
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You Got Trumped best in Pocono feature

on 10/16/2018 2:00 AM
You Got Trumped got a first-over journey into a slow pace to overcome, but he proved to have the necessary late sprint to win the $13,000 featured pace on Monday at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono in 1:55.3.   Racing over a track that was downgraded to "good +1" early in the card, You Got Trumped got away fourth for driver Matt Kakaley as favored Record Machine marched right to the ...
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Eleven Breeders Crown champs in Saturday elims

on 10/16/2018 2:00 AM
Been there, done that. It could be the slogan for Saturday's Breeders Crown eliminations for 3-year-olds and older horses at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono.   Eleven former Breeders Crown champions will be in action Saturday, led by two-time winners Hannelore Hanover, Ariana G, and Pure Country. A 12th former champ -- McWicked, who claimed his trophy at age 3 in 2014 -- will a...
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Meadowlands revises '19 dates request to 76

on 10/16/2018 2:00 AM
At the request of the New Jersey Racing Commission the Meadowlands has submitted a revised 2019 live racing schedule application comprised of 76 dates with the addition of eight racing dates in September.   Monmouth Park has submitted an application for 20 Fall Thoroughbred dates at the Meadowlands, racing Friday and Saturday from Oct. 4 through Dec. 7.   The Meadowl...
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Foiled Again tour heads to Dayton on Nov. 10

on 10/16/2018 2:00 AM
The Foiled Again Farewell Tour will make one final stop in Ohio when the richest Standardbred of all time returns to Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway to race on Saturday night, Nov. 10. A winner of 104 races and more than $7.6 million, Foiled Again has made 21 starts in the Buckeye State during his illustrious career, including a pair of appearances in the Dayton Pacing Derby.   "...
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After 2 years, Daylon Magician wins in return

on 10/16/2018 2:00 AM
After having not recorded a charted line since July of 2016, O'Brien Award winner Daylon Magician was in action during the Tuesday morning qualifying session at Woodbine Mohawk Park.   In rein to Jack Moiseyev, Daylon Magician, who is now 10, competed in the fifth of the session's eight races. The track was rated as ‘fast' for the session, but a two-second variant w...
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