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Scott Stanley joins UK Gluck Center

on 09/26/2018 2:00 AM
Scott Stanley, a professor at the University of California, Davis, has accepted the professor of analytical chemistry position at the University of Kentucky’s Maxwell H. Gluck Equine Research Center. Stanley will join the UK Department of Veterinary Science as a faculty member in a few months.   "The continued use of performance enhancing substances remains an area of concern to b...
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American Kronos looks for win in GC debut

on 09/26/2018 2:00 AM
American Kronos was slowed a bit getting to the races, but quick to make a good impression. It might come as little surprise; she was viewed favorably since the time she was born.   A 2-year-old female trotter, American Kronos was bred in Italy at Antonio Carraretto's Allevamento Kronos farm. Her sire Donato Hanover was 2007 Horse of the Year and dam Glide About was a New Jerse...
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Fillies in Friday Bluegrass action at Red Mile

on 09/26/2018 2:00 AM
Freshman filly pacers and trotters will flock to The Red Mile on Friday night with the trotters contesting in four divisions of the $373,000 Norman Woolworth Memorial Bluegrass Stakes and the pacers in three divisions of the $273,100 Artspeak Bluegrass Stakes.   Evident Beauty, second in the $296,450 Peaceful Way at Woodbine Mohawk Park, leads the first division of filly trotte...
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DSBF prelims for 2YO male pacers wrap up

on 09/25/2018 2:00 AM
Freshman pacing colts and geldings completed their second Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) leg in a pair of $20,000 divisions Monday at Harrington Raceway.   Jo Ann Looney-King's Chillaxin Away ($12.20, Victor Kirby) prevailed in the first division in 1:54.3. The Roddy's Bags Again gelding out-kicked pacesetter Dashiki, who finished second, after a big move to the lead approachi...
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Forbidden Trade sets Canadian record in OSS

on 09/25/2018 2:00 AM
Canadian racing history was rewritten at Grand River Raceway for the second time this season as Ontario's top 2-year-old trotting colts and geldings gathered at the Elora oval for Gold Series action on Monday evening.   Five of the six top-ranked trotters in the division squared off in the second $49,896 Gold division and delivered a performance worthy of the pre-race hype. Fan favorite D...
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Sam Miller, 84, drives 1st winner in 9 years

on 09/25/2018 2:00 AM
Chuck Perry connected for a natural driving hat trick for the third straight race day and track record holder John's Dream was dominant in the feature once again, but the highlight of the second weekend of racing action at Shenandoah Downs was when 84-year-old driver Sam Miller directed Hay George to a come from behind win in Sunday's $3,500 tenth race.   Not only did Miller capably ...
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Sports Creek sale near; could harness return?

on 09/25/2018 2:00 AM
George Kutlenios, president of the Michigan Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association, told harnessracing.com Tuesday afternoon that a group of Thoroughbred owners are in talks to purchase Sports Creek Raceway near Flint. Kutlenios said there was a good possibility that harness racing could return to Sports Creek, which has sat empty since it closed at the end of 2014. "We have a gro...
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Bluegrass 2CT kicks off Red Mile Grand Circuit

on 09/25/2018 2:00 AM
Grand Circuit racing at The Red Mile begins on Thursday, Sept. 27 with four divisions of the $343,000 Bluegrass 2-Year-Old Colt and Gelding Trot highlighting the nine-race program.   Peter Haughton Memorial winner Don't Let'em tries to rebound off two last-place efforts when he starts from post four in the $86,000 first division, carded as the third race on the program. The Jimmy Ta...
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Worldly Hanover upsets in Keystone Classic

on 09/25/2018 2:00 AM
Trailing by 10 lengths at the half, Worldly Hanover unleashed a powerful three-wide move into the final turn that carried her to a 10-1 upset victory in Tuesday’s $75,700 Keystone Classic at The Meadows. Megadolce took the other division in the stake for 3-year-old filly trotters. Worldly Hanover was racing for the third time in eight days, including two Pennsylvania Fair stakes with her ...
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Drew Campbell drives 6 winners at Plainridge

on 09/25/2018 2:00 AM
Drew Campbell, who is currently the second leading percentage driver in North America, displayed exactly why he is on Tuesday afternoon (Sept. 25) at Plainridge Park by winning six races on the 11-race card by a combined 27 lengths. Campbell cruised home on top with Dr. C’s Z Tam (1:54.1, $4.60), Shanghai Warrior (1:53.1, $4.80), Stonebridge Honey (1:54.4, $2.20), Golden Idol (1:55.2, $5....
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Kirby dominates at Harrington with 5 victories

on 09/25/2018 2:00 AM
Three Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund divisions for pacing fillies were contested Tuesday at Harrington Raceway. The 15-race program was dominated by driver Victor Kirby, who recorded one of his five wins in the first $20,000 DSBF division, as Jason and Tim Skinner's In And Out Again ($4.40, Kirby) was a 1:59 winner over Miss Giggles and Little Miss Pat T. The Roddy's Bags Again filly o...
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Ohio veterinarian Gary Junk dies at 69

on 09/24/2018 2:00 AM
Gary Dwyer Junk, DVM, 69, of Washington Court House, Ohio, died Sept. 18 at his home while surrounded by loved ones. Dr. Junk was born Sept. 28, 1948, in Columbus, Ohio, to Dick R. and Carolyn Dwyer Junk. He was a 1966 graduate of Miami Trace High School and a 1975 graduate of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Upon graduation, he began his veterinary career...
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Foreign horses announced for International Trot

on 09/24/2018 2:00 AM
It's nine-tenths done. Yonkers Raceway has announced the foreign participants for the 40th International Trot. The $1 million, 1 1/4-mile event, the fourth International since the race was brought back after two decades of dormancy, goes Saturday afternoon, Oct. 13.   "These are some of the best trotters in training and we're very happy they've accepted our invitations," racing...
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Im Your Captain fastest in Keystone Classic

on 09/24/2018 2:00 AM
Im Your Captain converted a lengthy quarter-pole move to victory in 1:53.4, fastest in Monday’s $78,698 Keystone Classic at The Meadows. The stake for 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters was contested over three divisions, with Mississippi Storm and Make It A Double taking the other divisions. Andy Miller and trainer Julie Miller made it a double, indeed, with Im Your Captain and Make It A ...
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Will Take Charge, McWicked favorites in Derbies

on 09/24/2018 2:00 AM
Will Take Charge and McWicked have been installed as the morning line favorites in a pair of $150,000 Dayton Derbies which will be contested this Friday at Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway. Will Take Charge, with Tim Tetrick listed to drive, got the slight nod over Homicide Hunter (Scott Zeron), Ariana G (Jimmy Takter) and JL Cruze (Brett Miller) in the talented Trotting Derby field. The nine...
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Graffam grabs both Plainridge features

on 09/24/2018 2:00 AM
Nick Graffam had a big day at Plainridge Park on Monday capturing the top two trots on the card with both horses paying premium prices and both winning in handy fashion.  In the $14,000 Winners-Over trot, Graffam left from post five with Shorething Fashion and took the lead before Osprey Impact (Mike Stevenson), who was motoring up the outside, grabbed the front passing the quarter in ...
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NYSS champions crowned at Yonkers

on 09/23/2018 2:00 AM
What did we learn Saturday (Sept. 22nd) during Yonkers Raceway’s hosting of the Empire State’s richest night of racing, the 29th New York Night of Champions  The $1.8 million event—eight, $225,000 sire stakes finals for freshmen and sophomores of both sexes and gaits—produced the expected, the unexpected and the ‘it’s a good thing no one was hurt.’ Odds-on numbers Winnd...
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Mar Nien A wins for new connections at Saratoga

on 09/23/2018 2:00 AM
Mar Nien A (Rock N Roll Heaven) prevailed in his first start for new connections last Saturday night when he parlayed a pocket trip to victory in 1:51.1 at Saratoga Casino Hotel. The Amanda Kelley trainee moved up into the $15,000 Open Pace this weekend and despite the step up, was the public’s 1-5 betting favorite. Jay Randall sat behind the six year old Australian invader who had just fo...
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Big performances on Ill. Night of Champions

on 09/23/2018 2:00 AM
Eleven championship races and two invitational events comprised a big Saturday evening at Hawthorne Race Course as the Night of Champions event paid out over $1.1 million in purses. While some of the favorites didn’t disappoint, there were some upsets the surprised everyone. A recap of the night’s racing action. THE INCREDIBLE FINALE CHAMPIONSHIP The Incredible Finale championship, for I...
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Shartin N cruises in Philadelphia winners-over

on 09/23/2018 2:00 AM
Cutting back to a flat mile after a failed three-wide push in the ten-furlong Great Northeast Series final on Sept. 2, Shartin N ($3.80) reasserted herself as one of the top pacing mares in the continent with an easy 1:51.2 score over sloppy going in Sunday's featured $25,000 winners-over distaff at Harrah's Philadelphia.   Despite being assigned the outside post 7, the 5-year-...
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