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Veteran horseman Doug Hamilton dies at 71

on 10/17/2018 2:00 AM
Veteran horseman Doug Hamilton, 71, died of a heart attack early Wednesday morning, Oct. 17.   A native of Port Elgin, Ont., Mr. Hamilton followed his grandfather, Lambert, and father, Irwin, onto the harness racing county fair circuit. At age 17 he moved to Windsor, Ont., to race at Windsor Raceway. After working for Gerry Bookmyer and Ron Feagan, he went on his own. He spent time ...
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Foiled Again tour hits Harrington on Oct. 22

on 10/17/2018 2:00 AM
Harness racing's richest horse of all-time, Foiled Again, will make a stop on his farewell tour at Harrington Raceway Monday, Oct. 22.   The venerable pacer is in his last year of racing at age 14, and will compete in the third race on the program. At approximately 6:30 p.m., he will then be available for a meet and greet in the west grandstand parking lot where fans can take photos...
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Yoder makes Crown debut with Woodside Charm

on 10/17/2018 2:00 AM
Verlin Yoder has sat behind his share of good trotters, such as millionaire Natural Herbie and a number of Indiana state-bred champions, but none impressed him as quickly as undefeated world-record-setting filly Woodside Charm. "It was the middle of March," Yoder said. "I have a filly called O So Easy and last year she was a very nice (1):55-(1):54 horse as a 2 year old, which is very good ...
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My MVP to Winbak Farm of Ontario

on 10/16/2018 2:00 AM
My MVP, the sire of this year's Goodtimes and Stanley Dancer Memorial winner Wolfgang 3,1:51.2 ($577,310), will be relocated to Winbak Farm of Ontario. His stud fee has been set for the 2019 season at $4,000 (Can.)   He stood his first four seasons in Ohio at Sugar Valley Farms.   In making the announcement, Winbak owner Joe Thomson said he welcomes the son of Cantab Hall...
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Charmbro Brie repeats in Harvest Series leg

on 10/16/2018 2:00 AM
Charmbo Brie will have a chance at a Harvest Series sweep following a second-leg victory on Monday evening at Woodbine Mohawk Park.   The Betterthancheddar 2-year-old filly and driver Mike Saftic battled through a strong headwind in the lane to win the first of two $17,000 divisions in 1:58.1 for breeder/owner/trainer John Rier.   Charmbo Brie converted off a two-hole tri...
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You Got Trumped best in Pocono feature

on 10/16/2018 2:00 AM
You Got Trumped got a first-over journey into a slow pace to overcome, but he proved to have the necessary late sprint to win the $13,000 featured pace on Monday at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono in 1:55.3.   Racing over a track that was downgraded to "good +1" early in the card, You Got Trumped got away fourth for driver Matt Kakaley as favored Record Machine marched right to the ...
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Eleven Breeders Crown champs in Saturday elims

on 10/16/2018 2:00 AM
Been there, done that. It could be the slogan for Saturday's Breeders Crown eliminations for 3-year-olds and older horses at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono.   Eleven former Breeders Crown champions will be in action Saturday, led by two-time winners Hannelore Hanover, Ariana G, and Pure Country. A 12th former champ -- McWicked, who claimed his trophy at age 3 in 2014 -- will a...
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Meadowlands revises '19 dates request to 76

on 10/16/2018 2:00 AM
At the request of the New Jersey Racing Commission the Meadowlands has submitted a revised 2019 live racing schedule application comprised of 76 dates with the addition of eight racing dates in September.   Monmouth Park has submitted an application for 20 Fall Thoroughbred dates at the Meadowlands, racing Friday and Saturday from Oct. 4 through Dec. 7.   The Meadowl...
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Foiled Again tour heads to Dayton on Nov. 10

on 10/16/2018 2:00 AM
The Foiled Again Farewell Tour will make one final stop in Ohio when the richest Standardbred of all time returns to Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway to race on Saturday night, Nov. 10. A winner of 104 races and more than $7.6 million, Foiled Again has made 21 starts in the Buckeye State during his illustrious career, including a pair of appearances in the Dayton Pacing Derby.   "...
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After 2 years, Daylon Magician wins in return

on 10/16/2018 2:00 AM
After having not recorded a charted line since July of 2016, O'Brien Award winner Daylon Magician was in action during the Tuesday morning qualifying session at Woodbine Mohawk Park.   In rein to Jack Moiseyev, Daylon Magician, who is now 10, competed in the fifth of the session's eight races. The track was rated as ‘fast' for the session, but a two-second variant w...
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Wind Of The North tops $1 million in earnings

on 10/16/2018 2:00 AM
Wind Of The North, a speedy, rugged and durable trotter throughout his career, vaulted over $1 million in lifetime earnings with an in-hand victory in Tuesday's $18,000 Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows. The 8-year-old Cantab Hall-Talk To The Wind gelding has won 47 of his 160 lifetime starts and banked $1,005,098. Wind Of The North retook the lead with a quarter-pole move for Aaron Me...
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Former Almahurst stud manager Bob Sewell dies

on 10/16/2018 2:00 AM
Robert Duane Sewell, 77, husband of Mary Margaret Deiter Sewell, passed away Monday, Oct. 15. Mr. Sewell was born in Bloomdale, Ohio, on Nov. 5, 1940, to the late Earl Cecil and Helen Leota Cline Sewell. Mr. Sewell was a stallion manager for Almahurst Farm, a night watchman for Overbrook Farm, and retired as farm manager at Lane’s End Farm. In addition to his wife, who has been a longtime...
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P L Molly breaks maiden with Harvest victory

on 10/16/2018 2:00 AM
The Royalty For Life-sired filly P L Molly broke her maiden with a 1:59 victory in Tuesday’s second leg of the Harvest Series at Woodbine Mohawk Park. A field of eight rookie trotting fillies clashed in the $17,000 second-round of the three-week Harvest Series. P L Molly and driver Bob McClure made a strong third-quarter move from fifth to second and after dropping in behind leader Nif...
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John Bowers dies at age 87

on 10/15/2018 2:00 AM
John F. Bowers Jr., 87, died at his home in Dublin, Ohio, on Friday, Oct. 12.   Born in Belle Center, Ohio, Mr. Bowers graduated from Lodi High School and then served in the Air Force prior to graduating from The Ohio State University. He was a partner at Kingswood Lumber and Tri Village Investment Company.   Mr. Bowers married Barbara Wolf on April 14, 1956 in Columbus, Ohio, and ...
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Virginia Breeder's Championships close Shenandoah

on 10/15/2018 2:00 AM
Trainer-driver Mark Gray had two Virginia Breeder's Championship wins, and 2017 two-year-old divisional champs Lemonaideshine and Freddie K retained their titles as 3-year-olds Sunday as the$347,000 eight race championship slate brought the Shenandoah Downs season to an end. Two and three-year-old divisional titles were decided among pacers and trotters of both sexes in the 21st edition of the S...
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USTA, Northfield Park reach agreement

on 10/15/2018 2:00 AM
The U.S. Trotting Association and Northfield Park are pleased to announce that they have reached a settlement of the dispute between the two parties that began in June 2017.   "We've very pleased with the outcome and look forward to a renewed and improved relationship with Northfield Park," said USTA executive vice president and CEO Mike Tanner.   Northfield Park's membe...
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Kagebrandt has connection with Int. Trot champ

on 10/15/2018 2:00 AM
When Sabine Kagebrandt came to work as the Racing Manager for Anders Ström's Stall Courant AB, she did so on one condition. Accustomed to working with and being around horses, the former groom of Prix d'Amérique winner Gigant Neo would take the office job if she could have one horse to look after in her spare time. "I started at the office, I did all this paperwork and stuff like that,...
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Breeders Crown elims for all 2YO divisions

on 10/15/2018 2:00 AM
Warrawee Ubeaut, a filly who earlier this month became the fastest 2-year-old pacer in harness racing history, and divisional money-leaders Stag Party, The Ice Dutchess, Green Manalishi S and Tall Drink Hanover were among the 71 freshmen entered Monday for the Breeders Crown at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. Eliminations for the 2-year-olds, which are necessary in all four divisions and will...
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Shartin N, Lazarus N, Lather Up supplement to BC

on 10/15/2018 2:00 AM
With many divisions still in flux as to year-end honors, the connections of three of the top pacers in their respective groups each supplemented to their Breeder Crown event.   The Breeders Crown Open events attracted the richest female pacer, 5-year-old mare Shartin N, whose 16 wins in 21 starts and bankroll of $820,861 made the $31,250 supplemental payment an easy decision for co-...
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Hockey Hanover scores with late rally

on 10/15/2018 2:00 AM
Hockey Hanover roared through the sloppy stretch and overtook his stablemate, Southwind Cobra, at the wire to capture Monday’s feature at The Meadows, a $13,000 conditioned trot. Hockey Hanover trailed by five lengths into the final turn when he found another gear for Jim Pantaleano and downed Southwind Cobra by a length in a career-best 1:55.2. Explosive Leggs finished third. Ron Burk...
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