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Time Is Fleeting fastest in Saratoga co-features

on 09/27/2018 2:00 AM
There were co-features on the Thursday card at Saratoga Casino Hotel for New York-sired trotters and each of the three divisions went for a purse of $10,000. Time Is Fleeting (Lucky Chucky) was the fastest of the three winners and also paid the biggest price among the trio of co-features. Jimmy Devaux piloted Time Is Fleeting for trainer Dave Dewhurst and worked hard early in the mile to se...
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Renaissance Lady K leads Simpson winners

on 09/27/2018 2:00 AM
The John Simpson Sr. stakes series, honoring the late Hall of Fame horseman and executive, got underway at Harrah’s Philadelphia on Thursday afternoon with two-year-old filly action, with over $190,000 in combined purses for three divisions of pacers and two of trotters.   In the first pace, the Well Said- Lady’s Portrait filly Renaissance Lady K was sent to the front by driver ...
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Cantab Fashion fastest in Bluegrass

on 09/27/2018 2:00 AM
Jim Campbell trainee Cantab Fashion collected his fourth consecutive win when trotting to an open-length 1:55.3 victory in the final division of the $343,000 Uncle Peter Bluegrass 2-Year-Old Colt and Gelding Trot, sponsored by Hickory Lane Horse Farms, on Thursday at The Red Mile. Away fourth at the quarter, Cantab Fashion sat off a :29.2 opening quarter set by 3-2 favorite Prospect Hill be...
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Atlanta finishes second in Mohawk Preferred

on 09/26/2018 2:00 AM
Hambletonian champion Atlanta battled heavy rain and older rivals to finish second in Tuesday’s (Sept. 25) $26,180 Preferred at Woodbine Mohawk Park. The 4-year-old trotting mare Royal Witch delivered a top-notch effort in the rain to pull off a 12-1 upset victory in 1:56.1 for driver Yannick Gingras and trainer Ben Baillargeon. Dunbar Hall fronted the field of six into the backstretch...
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Roy has big Ontario Sires Stakes day

on 09/26/2018 2:00 AM
It is not every day a driver can win Ontario Sires Stakes Gold Series events at two different racetracks, but Louis Philippe Roy accomplished the feat on Tuesday evening (Sept. 25), steering 2-year-old trotting filly Blue Magic to a win at Flamboro Downs and 3-year-old pacing filly Shower Play to a victory at Woodbine Mohawk Park. Roy kicked off his winning evening at Flamboro Dow...
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Uncle Peter filly tops Buckeye at $33,000

on 09/26/2018 2:00 AM
On Tuesday (Sept. 25) Indeed A Dream was exactly that for her breeders when the daughter of Uncle Peter-Iam Spikes Wish brought the sum of $33,000 at the 2018 Buckeye Classic Yearling Sale in Springfield, Ohio. Consigned by Trotting Traditions LLC, Indeed A Dream was purchased by Jim Arledge Jr. as agent and demonstrates the popularity of her sire in the Buckeye State, as the 9-year-old wor...
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Backstretch With Gordon: Season 16 premier

on 09/26/2018 2:00 AM
Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends. We're so glad you could attend, come inside, come inside. Yep, it's the premier of Season 16 of Backstretch With Gordon and, unlike Penny, Leonard, Sheldon and Amy, my contract with Boss Kathy states there will be a Season 17. And with strong continuing sponsorship from Steve and Cindy Stewart's Hunterton Sales Agency, looks like you're s...
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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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