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Records set on big stakes card at Northfield

on 10/07/2018 2:00 AM
On Saturday, Northfield Park hosted eight $40,000 divisions of Buckeye Stallion Series Championships and four $60,000 Ohio Sires Stakes (OSS) Championships for 4-year-olds and up.  The stakes racing action led to a track record being set for freshman gelding pacers and a tied mark for 5-and-up trotting geldings. Yankee Boots won the evening’s fourth race, the $40,000 Buckeye Stallion Ser...
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Freshmen find spots in Ont. Sires Stakes finals

on 10/07/2018 2:00 AM
Eleventh hour victories secured a post season berth for both Sweet Young Thing and Keystone Concrete as the 2-year-old pacing colts and fillies wrapped up their Gold Series regular season at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Saturday evening. With 38 points, Sweet Young Thing was sitting just below the cut off for next weekend’s $225,000 Super final when she lined up behind the starting gate for th...
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Legendary Ron (Burke) wins PA Fair final

on 10/07/2018 2:00 AM
Legendary Ron entered Saturday’s Pa. Fair final off three straight victories. Moreover, he was teamed for the first time with another legendary Ron — trainer Ron Burke. That combination proved unbeatable, as Legendary Ron drew off late to capture the $25,000 final for 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers. The Meadows hosted all eight Fairs championships Saturday and collaborated with the ...
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Lexington Selected Sale finishes strong

on 10/07/2018 2:00 AM
A full brother to Chin Chin Hall topped the final session of the five-day Lexington Selected Yearling Sale. Bred and consigned by Walnut Hall Ltd., the yearling named Coventry Hall lit up the bid board at $210,000. Keld Gregersen of Denmark purchased the colt, who is also a three-quarter brother to the great Cantab Hall. Another trotting yearling with a royal pedigree, a filly by ...
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Backstretch With Gordon: It's a wrap!

on 10/07/2018 2:00 AM
I'm not saying the track at The Red Mile Saturday afternoon was fast, but after the races were over I went down and ran a lap around the historic oval and I timed my mile in 4:00!! How about that speed show yesterday? Impinkoo starts it off in Race 1 with a 1:49.4 effort that tied the world record for 3-year-old filly trotters. Then the 3-year-old filly pacer Double A Mint goes 1:47.3. McWi...
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Ice Attraction trots to new WR in Allerage

on 10/07/2018 2:00 AM
The Ake Svanstedt-trained Muscle Hill mare Ice Attraction reeled into a fast pace late in the mile and slid clear of competition in progress to a 1:50.1 world-record victory in the $72,000 Libfeld & Katz Breeding Partnership Allerage Farms Mare Trot, sponsored by Al Libfeld & Marvin Katz, on Sunday at Red Mile.  Positioned sixth to the quarter, Ice Attraction sat off a :27.2 openin...
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Atlanta wins Kentucky Filly Futurity

on 10/07/2018 2:00 AM
After finishing second in the first heat to Plunge Blue Chip in a world record equaling mile, Hambletonian winner Atlanta took command early and drew clear of her competition to take the $224,000 second heat of the 53rd Kentucky Filly Futurity, sponsored by the Father Patrick Syndicate and Diamond Creek Farms, in 1:51.1. on Sunday at Red Mile. Plunge Blue Chip, the Ake Svanstedt-trained Mus...
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American History, Grand Teton take Tattersalls

on 10/07/2018 2:00 AM
Driver Andrew McCarthy sat patiently with Grand Teton while This Is The Plan blazed around The Red Mile and surged by all his competitors in the stretch to take the second of two divisions for the $225,000 Crawford Farms Tattersalls Pace, sponsored by Al & Michelle Crawford, in 1:48.1 on Sunday. Ideal Feeling circled past This Is The Plan to lead heading through a :26 opening quarter bu...
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Six Pack captures Kentucky Futurity in 1:49.1

on 10/07/2018 2:00 AM
Setting the world record for 3-year-old trotting colts of 1:50 when winning at the Meadowlands earlier this year, Six Pack lowered his mark with a 1:49.1 performance and swept the 126th Kentucky Futurity, sponsored by Hunterton Farms, Stoner Manor Inc. and Menhammer Stuteri Ab, on Sunday at Red Mile.  Trainer-driver Ake Svanstedt got off the gate third behind Crystal Fashion leading th...
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Shartin N sharp in Allerage Mares Pace

on 10/07/2018 2:00 AM
Advancing uncovered into quick fractions set by pacesetter Caviart Ally, Shartin N powered to the front into the stretch and finished under wraps to take the $98,500 Fear The Dragon Allerage Farms Mare Pace, sponsored by Midland Acres, on Sunday at Red Mile.  Caviart Ally left for the top with Pure Country tucking into the pocket ahead of Inverse Hanover yielding for third. Past the quarte...
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Backstretch With Gordon: Ubeautiful day!

on 10/06/2018 2:00 AM
What a beautiful Friday afternoon it was at The Red Mile! I should really say, what a Warrawee Ubeaut Friday afternoon it was! Mark Weaver has owned lots and lots of great horses and won lots and lots of great races over the years, but he told me after Yannick Gingras directed his Ron Burke-trained 2-year-old filly Warrawee Ubeaut to a 1:48.3 win in her International Stallion Stake division, the...
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No Mas Amore upsets in 1:49.1 at odds of 114-1

on 10/06/2018 2:00 AM
The Ron Burke-trained Sweet Lou colt No Mas Amor capitalized off a covered trip as he vaulted to the front in the stretch to upset at 114-1 with a 1:49.1 mile in the third of five divisions for the $312,000 Captaintreacherous International Stallion Stakes (ISS) Two-Year-Old Colt and Gelding Pace, sponsored by the Captaintreacherous Syndicate and Hanover Shoe Farms, on Saturday, Oct. 6 at The Red...
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Kissin In The Sand edges "Candygirl" in Garnsey

on 10/06/2018 2:00 AM
Sent off the 1-5 favorite, Kissin In The Sand sat pocket to Youaremycandygirl, intent to cut the mile, and popped pocket past the pacesetter to take the second of two divisions for the $225,000 Glen Garnsey Memorial, sponsored by Diamond Creek Farms, in 1:47.4 on Saturday, Oct. 6 at The Red Mile. Youaremycandygirl cleared the front heading into the first turn with Kissin In The Sand securing th...
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Homicide Hunter fastest trotter ever at 1:48.4

on 10/06/2018 2:00 AM
With fast fractions set before him, Homicide Hunter ranged towards the center of the track into the stretch and went past tiring trotters to become the fastest trotter in harness racing history with a 1:48.4 victory in the $145,000 Allerage Farms Open Trot, sponsored by Jeff & Paula Gural, at The Red Mile on Saturday (Oct. 6). Homicide Hunter’s 1:48.4 mile lowered the all-time trotting ma...
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McWicked edges Lazarus N in 1:46.2

on 10/06/2018 2:00 AM
Catapulting off cover, Mcwicked rushed to the lead into the stretch and maintained control over Lazarus N lunging late to take the $179,000 Mister Big Allerage Farms Open Pace, sponsored by Muscara Standardbreds, in 1:46.2 on Saturday, Oct. 6 at The Red Mile. Driver Brian Sears placed Mcwicked in fourth as Takter-trainee Western Fame flew to the front and posted a :26.1 opening quarter as stabl...
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Trotting filly tops Session 3 at $200,000

on 10/05/2018 2:00 AM
The third session of the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale showed strength even though the average price for the fell from last year's comparable session. This year 162 yearlings were sold in the third session, generating an average of $41,740. That's down 12.4 percent from the figure of $47,594 posted in 2017. The third session showed strength with the sale of nine yearlings for prices...
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Katkin American wins ISS 3CT final

on 10/05/2018 2:00 AM
Sophomore trotting colts were the featured attraction at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino in the fifth and final round of $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes finals on Thursday. With James Yoder in the bike, Katkin American turned in a dominant, front-running effort to win going away in 1:53.2 and with it, notch his second consecutive victory in the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes finals at Hoosier Park...
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Backstretch With Gordon: History made

on 10/05/2018 2:00 AM
Yesterday afternoon's predicted rain held off just long enough to get the race card in at The Red Mile. But it was probably less than two minutes after Cantab Fashion fought off Green Manalishi S to win the Race 9 International Stallion stake division that it began to rain lightly. That was nothing compared to what hit Lexington later. First, I have to apologize to everybody as I forgot about t...
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Showdowns loom in Kentucky Futurities

on 10/05/2018 2:00 AM
The final day in the Grand Circuit meeting at The Red Mile drew 12 sophomore colts to compete in two six-horse eliminations for the $620,000 Kentucky Futurity on Sunday, while 16 fillies dropped into two eight-horse eliminations for the $320,000 Kentucky Filly Futurity.   Elimination one gathers Crystal Fashion, who set a world record winning his Hambletonian elimination, against Tac...
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Kentucky Futurity in new Weekend Preview!

on 10/05/2018 2:00 AM
Kentucky Futurity weekend is upon us and the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview talked to the drivers at The Red Mile to get their take on this year's 126th renewal of the trotting classic. The Filly Futurity looks to be memorable, especially when the "Big Three" of Atlanta, Manchego and Plunge Blue Chip drew in together in the same elim. We have plenty of weekend stories, including tra...
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