Simpson Stakes for sophomore colts conducted at Philly

on 10/28/2020 8:48 PM
The John Simpson Sr. stakes for three-year-old colts, the Ayres for trotters and the Albatross for pacers, were each conducted in three $33,067 divisions on Wednesday afternoon at Harrah's Philadelphia, with driver David Miller continuing his hot hand from Breeders Crown elimination weekend by piloting two of the successful pacers, while trainer/driver Åke Svanstedt accounted for a pair ...
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Amigo Volo riding high heading into Crown 3CT final

on 10/28/2020 4:22 PM
Six weeks ago, trainer Nifty Norman said he couldn’t be happier with the way Amigo Volo looked heading into the rest of the season. As the horse prepares for Saturday’s $500,000 Breeders Crown for 3-year-old male trotters, it’s safe to say he remains enthusiastic. Amigo Volo, who was the Breeders Crown champion at age 2, won the Kentucky Futurity on Oct. 11 at Red Mile and f...
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Steacy continues family tradition in winning ONSS title

on 10/28/2020 2:41 PM
Last fall, Shawn Steacy capped off his first season as head trainer of the Steacy family’s harness racing operation with a runner-up finish in the Johnston Cup point standings, 15 points behind four-time winner Gregg McNair. This season, the Brantford, Ont. resident turned the tables on McNair, holding a narrow lead through the postseason to earn his first Ontario Sires Stakes training tit...
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Keller resigns from Hambletonian Society

on 10/28/2020 1:00 PM
At a recent telemeeting, the executive committee of the Hambletonian Society reluctantly accepted the resignation of long-time member and Harness Racing Hall of Famer Charles E. Keller III.   Keller was named to the board of directors in 2000, and to the executive committee soon after. As chairman of the executive committee he was the driving force in establishing a three-year host tr...
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Catalogs now available for Michiana sale

on 10/28/2020 10:22 AM
Catalogs are now available for the annual Michiana Classic Yearling Sale in Shipshewana, Ind. Conducted by the Hoosier Classic Sale Company, the auction will be held Wednesday, Nov. 25. Start time is 12:00 pm EST.   There are 180 Indiana-sired yearlings cataloged with yearlings by the sires of Always  B Miki, Hannelore Hanover and Homicide Hunter, among others. In additio...
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Protocols to be enforced at Timonium

on 10/28/2020 9:43 AM
For the safety and protection of customers, consignors, and sale employees at the 2020 Standardbred Horse Sales Company Annual Sale in Timonium Maryland, Standardbred will strictly enforce COVID-19 precautions required by the Maryland Department of Health. Paul Spears, President of Standardbred, states: “Because of age and serious medical conditions, many sale attendees are at high risk...
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Petey Sarah rallies late for Meadows victory

on 10/27/2020 5:41 PM
In a seven-length hole at the half, Petey Sarah rallied wide to capture Tuesday’s co-feature at The Meadows, a $10,400 filly and mare conditioned trit.   Petey Sarah was seventh when Dan Charlino sent her on her way. The 3-year-old daughter of Uncle Peter-Maxine The Mighty picked up the live three-wide cover of Courtney Hanover and outkicked her to the wire, downing he...
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Crossfit is best in Pocono Tuesday feature

on 10/27/2020 5:38 PM
They tried battling the pacesetter Crossfit at several stages of the $11,200 claiming handicap trot feature at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono on Tuesday afternoon, but the Donato Hanover 4-year-old gelding is currently quite fit and turned back all challengers in a career-best-equaling 1:54.2.    The victorious favorite went to the lead around Cash For Gold just past the :2...
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Del. Harness Racing Commission opposes HISA

on 10/27/2020 3:19 PM
The Delaware Harness Racing Commission (DHRC) opposes U.S. Senate Bill 4547, Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act of 2020. Earlier this month, the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission (DTRC) voted to unanimously oppose this bill. “This bill appears to establish a governing body which is not accountable to the general public or regulated community,” stated DHRC chair Beth Steele...
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Atlanta ready for boys in Crown Open Trot

on 10/27/2020 2:48 PM
Atlanta has done plenty to impress trainer Ron Burke in the two seasons she has been in his stable, including win eight Grand Circuit finals, set speed records in the U.S. and Canada, and receive a Dan Patch Award. Yet as she prepares to take on nine male rivals in Saturday’s $500,000 Breeders Crown Open Trot at Harrah’s Hoosier Park, Burke has never felt better about the 5-year-old...
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Yearlings for Nov. Blooded Horse Sale now online

on 10/27/2020 1:10 PM
Black-type yearlings are now online for the Blooded Horse Sale to be held Nov 17-18 at the Champions Center in Springfield, Ohio. The 123 yearlings sell on Tuesday. Hundreds of racehorses, broodmares and green prospects round out Tuesday’s session and all day Wednesday.  Mixed horses may be supplemented until November 9. Visit to view yearlings, enter hors...
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Venerate gets respect in Crown 2CT

on 10/27/2020 10:24 AM
After watching Venerate become the fastest 2-year-old trotter ever at Harrah’s Hoosier Park by winning his Breeders Crown elimination in 1:52.2 last week, trainer Julie Miller offered a succinct summary of the colt’s effort. “If he minds his manners and stays focused, that’s the kind of performance we thought he could put in,” Miller said. Venerate heads to Fr...
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Mohawk Million to return in 2021

on 10/27/2020 10:03 AM
After a successful inaugural edition, Woodbine Entertainment today confirmed that the Mohawk Million for two-year-old trotters will return in 2021.   "We were very pleased with the support and execution of the inaugural Mohawk Million,” said Jim Lawson, CEO of Woodbine Entertainment. “It is important for us to continue evolving and based on the results of the first Moha...
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Yonkers to increase purses Nov. 8

on 10/27/2020 8:36 AM
Purses at Yonkers Raceway will increase for the week beginning Nov. 8, about seven weeks after Empire City Casino by MGM Resorts Yonkers Raceway reopened to patrons at reduced capacity. The increase will be effective for all classes and on average, represents an approximately 14 percent bump from current levels. Yonkers Raceway features live harness racing Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday...
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Posts drawn for Crown 3YO Colt Pace

on 10/26/2020 9:42 PM
Post positions were drawn for the remaining fields to complete the line-up for the Breeders Crown Finals on Monday, October 26 at a Post Draw Reception at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. The fields for the Open Pace, Open Trot, Three-Year-Old Colt Trot and Three-Year-Old Colt Pace were established. Elimination winners drew from posts one through five with the remainder of the fi...
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Zeron wins four Mass. Sires Stakes finals

on 10/26/2020 9:37 PM
Scott Zeron was all business at Plainridge Park on Monday afternoon (Oct. 26) as he won four of the eight Massachusetts Sire Stake finals, including three straight to start the day. Trainer George Ducharme and owner/breeder Ray Campbell Jr. also combined for three stake wins and five in-the-money placings during the afternoon. There were eight $90,000 divisions combined for a total value of $720...
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Spoiled Princess part of Takter trio in BC 3YO Filly Trot

on 10/26/2020 8:30 PM
When it comes to online purchases, Spoiled Princess looks like a royal buy. The 3-year-old filly trotter is a nose from being undefeated in three races for trainer Nancy Takter since her father Jimmy acquired the horse for $90,400 last month in an auction. On Saturday, she races in the $500,000 Breeders Crown final for 3-year-old filly trotters at Harrah’s Hoosier Park. Spoil...
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Crocketts Cullen N snags 40th career victory

on 10/26/2020 8:28 PM
Saratoga Casino Hotel’s defending top pacer was back in town on Monday afternoon to compete in the $9,350 Open Pace. Larry Stalbaum’s Crockets Cullen N (Christian Cullen) was named Pacer of the Year in 2019 after rattling off an incredible nine consecutive victories in the Open last season. To kick off 2020, the now nine year old picked up right where he left off. Crockets Cullen ...
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Lady's Dude takes Meadows Open Trot in 1:52.1

on 10/26/2020 8:26 PM
Lady’s Dude held off the late challenge of his stablemate, Perlucky, and scored in 1:52.1 — matching his career best — in Monday’s (Oct. 26) $16,200 Open Handicap Trot at The Meadows. Lady’s Dude quarter-poled to the top for Tony Hall and was unthreatened until Perlucky made his bid. But the 9-year-old Victory Sam-Lady’s Star gelding was strong through the ...
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Winbak Farm's Timonium videos now online

on 10/26/2020 2:50 PM
Winbak Farm will be selling 55 yearlings in the Black Book sale on Nov. 3-5 and 28 yearlings in the Black Book Mixed Sale on Nov. 6. Both sales are being held in Timonium, Md., this year due to the covid-19 pandemic. Winbak’s Black Book sale videos are now posted. Go to and click on an individual yearling’s hip number to watch yearling videos. Winba...
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