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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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NYSS Excelsior finals held at Saratoga

on 09/23/2018 2:00 AM
There were eight finals of the New York Sires Stakes Excelsior Series contested on the Sunday matinee card at Saratoga Casino Hotel. Two trainers each won two of the finals that went for purses of $55,000. Chris Oakes emerged victorious in two of the afternoon’s co-features as his trainees prevailed in the Excelsior final for 3-year-old pacing fillies and 2-year-old pacing colts. Oakes’...
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Lazarus N edges McWicked at Hoosier Park

on 09/22/2018 2:00 AM
It was billed as Round Three of a budding rivalry between two superstar pacers in Lazarus N (Yannick Gingras) and McWicked (David Miller), and the contest lived up to every bit of the hype, as on Friday (Sept. 21) Lazarus N defeated a hard-charging McWicked by a neck in a scintillating edition of the $177,000 Hoosier Park Pacing Derby at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino in 1:48.4. "He felt very...
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Marion Marauder rallies to capture Hoosier trot

on 09/22/2018 2:00 AM
The sport’s top trotters were showcased in the inaugural edition of the $200,000 Caesars Trotting Classic at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino during an action-packed 14-race card on Friday (Sept. 21), and as expected, it was a true demonstration of sheer trotting talent. With regular pilot Scott Zeron in the bike, trotting Triple Crown champion Marion Marauder staged an incredible rally late i...
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Woodside Charm, Manchego win stakes at HoP

on 09/22/2018 2:00 AM
Although she did not assume command until the half-mile marker, the result of the $172,000 Moni Maker was never in much doubt as world champion Manchego (Yannick Gingras) collected the 19th victory of her career with ease on Friday (Sept. 21) at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on a spectacular stakes-laden card. "This is very meaningful for me as this race is named after one of the most wonder...
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Optimist Blue Chip tops Churita in Dayton

on 09/22/2018 2:00 AM
Hollywood Dayton Raceway returned to action on Friday (Sept. 21) with a pair of $18,500 Open class events highlighting the 14-race program. An outstanding group of ten top-notch trotters went postward in the seventh race. All four of the horses following the outside wing of the starting gate sprinted early to seek forward seating. When the field reached the first quarter in a snappy :27 it ...
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Friday action at Saratoga, Vernon, Tioga

on 09/22/2018 2:00 AM
Driver Wally Hennessey and trainer Melissa Beckwith achieved a feat that may have never been done before when they teamed up for wins in five consecutive races on Friday night at Saratoga Casino Hotel. The evening’s $15,000 feature saw Beckwith’s Happy Heart draw the rail for her first attempt in the Fillies and Mares Open in quite some time at the Spa. Hennessey piloted Happy Heart for...
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Pretty Handsome among Ont. Grassroots winners

on 09/22/2018 2:00 AM
Reigning Grassroots champion Pretty Handsome delivered an emphatic statement at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Friday night, laying down a :27.4 final quarter in his 1:51.3 Semi-Final victory on a night when the wind slammed into each field as they turned for home. "It’s about a three second wind really," said driver Jody Jamieson, who won two of the eight Semi-Finals, including the other three-...
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Foiled Again 4th in front of big Batavia crowd

on 09/22/2018 2:00 AM
It was a dark and stormy night in Genesee County as storms blew through the area on Friday night. But that didn't deter the multitude of fans of Foiled Again from turning out in to witness the richest Standardbred of all time compete at Batavia Downs one last time.   Prior to the eighth race, everyone in attendance gathered at the fence in anticipation of seeing one of the greatest pacers...
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Tetrick talks Saturday's NYSS finals starters

on 09/22/2018 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway will host eight finals of the New York Sires Stakes Saturday night worth a combined $1.8 million. Tim Tetrick will drive seven of the 64 statebreds who seek championship titles, and the 36 year old is confident in his horses.   "The New York program is great. The New York breeding program is very strong and when you have that much money, you get better bred horses. It...
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Wheels On Fire's 1:51 leads Keystone Classics

on 09/22/2018 2:00 AM
Pocketed by Winston early, Wheels On Fire got his revenge late when he blew by Winston to score in 1:51, fastest division in Saturday’s $75,000 Keystone Classic at The Meadows. The stake for 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers was contested over three splits, with No Easy Day and Shadow Cat taking the other divisions. Trainer Ron Burke enjoyed a Keystone Classic double with Wheels On Fire and ...
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