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$2 million KYSS finals Sunday at Red Mile

on 09/12/2018 2:00 AM
The best of harness racing in the Bluegrass will be on display Sunday afternoon, Sept. 16, at The Red Mile when the historic Lexington racetrack hosts the $2 million Kentucky Sires Stakes (KYSS) finals. The 10-race card gets underway at 3 p.m. (EDT) and is the centerpiece of the new Fayette County Fair that will run from noon until 6 p.m. Sunday afternoon's 10-race race card features the ei...
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3YO fillies featured in Liberty Bell stakes

on 09/12/2018 2:00 AM
Three-year-old fillies were featured in $30,000 divisions of the Liberty Bell stakes series at Harrah's Philadelphia on Wednesday afternoon, with three divisions for trotters and two for pacers. 3YO TROTTING FILLIES Bella Glos, who made a break as the favorite in the recent PA Stallion Series final, recovered in fine fashion Wednesday, taking a new mark of 1:54. Some late first turn confu...
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Melodies Major sets Batavia record in NYSS

on 09/12/2018 2:00 AM
Two divisions of New York Sire Stake (NYSS) 2-year-old colt and gelding pacers were in town on Wednesday (Sept. 12) to compete for $109,000 in purses at Batavia Downs and in the first $54,500 split, Melodies Major (Art Major-Hilarious) left a lasting impression on the locals by setting a new track record. Bicorne Hanover (Matt Kakaley) left from post one and opened up a quick two-length adv...
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Lather Up tabbed favorite in Jug Future #1

on 09/11/2018 2:00 AM
Lather Up and Courtly Choice are the top choices in the Little Brown Jug Future Pool #1.   Lather Up has been tapped the 3-1 favorite based on his recent win in the $275,000 Ohio Sires Stakes final in track record 1:49.3 over the sloppy track at Scioto Downs. The homebred son of I'm Gorgeous has won $738,965 for Gary and Barbara Iles. Lather Up has won 14 of 19 career starts including the...
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Great items available at Pre-Jug Charity Party

on 09/11/2018 2:00 AM
The annual charity auction to benefit New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program and the Delaware County Fair will be held Wednesday, Sept. 19, in conjunction with the Pre-Jug Party immediately following the Jugette. Over 125 items and services will be offered in a silent auction via mobile bidding followed by a live auction of 10 premier items at 7:30 p.m. People will be able to view the ite...
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NYSS 2YO colt pacers in 2 splits at Batavia

on 09/11/2018 2:00 AM
The eighth and final "regular season" visit of the New York Sires Stakes (NYSS) to Batavia Downs brings the 2-year-old pacing colts and geldings to Genesee County on Wednesday to compete in two divisions for a total of $109,000 dollars. The Batavia Downs track record for 2-year-old pacing colts is 1:54.2 and that standard is definitely in danger of going down.   The NYSS events are c...
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Morrisville sale continuing aftercare plan

on 09/11/2018 2:00 AM
Beginning in 2016, Harness Horse Breeders of New York State and the Morrisville Equine Institute took on a new initiative for Standardbred aftercare. At that time all Morrisville Yearling Sale consignors pledged support of the new initiative and joined in supporting NY-bred aftercare.   In 2018 alone the program has provided help to 19 horses. Funds were used for bail and to cover shippin...
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Mohawk Park to honor Atlanta Saturday

on 09/11/2018 2:00 AM
Superstar trotting filly Atlanta will be honored this Saturday night at Woodbine Mohawk Park for her victory in this year's Hambletonian.   The Rick Zeron trained 3-year-old trotting filly will be competing in Saturday's $340,000 Elegantimage, which is part of the $1.8 million Canadian Trotting Classic card.   The first 1,000 fans to arrive at Mohawk Park for live racing will ...
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Courtly Choice preps for Jug with 1:52 win

on 09/11/2018 2:00 AM
Meadowlands Pace champion Courtly Choice prepped for next week's Little Brown Jug with a 1:52 win in a qualifier Tuesday morning at Harrah's Philadelphia with regular driver David Miller in the sulky. The colt set all the fractions, going :28 to the quarter, :55.4 to the half and 1:24.2 to three-quarters over a surface labeled "good." "The rail wasn't that great, so Dave kept him two wide the w...
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Stakes-laden card Saturday at Mohawk Park

on 09/11/2018 2:00 AM
Over $2 million in purses will be up for grabs on a stakes-filled program this Saturday at Woodbine Mohawk Park. The $665,000 Canadian Trotting Classic for 3-year-olds is the evening’s richest event and one of eight stakes races (four finals, four eliminations) on the card. The $400,000 William Wellwood Memorial (2-year-old trotters), $385,000 Peaceful Way (2-year-old trotting fillies) an...
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Shesjustadelight N just that at Plainridge

on 09/11/2018 2:00 AM
After watching several in the field take their best shots early, Shesjustadelight N made her move and took control late en route to winning the $15,000 fillies and mares winners-over pacing feature at Plainridge Park on Tuesday afternoon over a rain-soaked track.  The front end was a hot piece of property, as the leaders changed hands fast and furiously. Empty Gesture (Chris Long) took...
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Centaur Trot renamed Caesars Trot

on 09/11/2018 2:00 AM
Hoosier Park Racing & Casino has announced a name change to its annual trotting classic to be held on Friday, Sept. 21. The $200,000 est. race, formerly known as the Centaur Trotting Classic, has been renamed as the Caesars Trotting Classic. The race, which serves as Hoosier Park’s richest trotting race, is open to trotters that are 3-years-old and up and has historically attracted ...
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Windy Corner breezes in Keystone Classic

on 09/11/2018 2:00 AM
Pennsylvania champion Windy Corner showed no signs of resting on her laurels in Tuesday’s Keystone Classic at The Meadows, rolling to her third straight victory. The $97,699 stakes for freshman trotting fillies was contested over three divisions, with Sonnet Grace and Magical Beliefs taking the other divisions. Windy Corner sprang a 12-1 upset in the Sept. 1 Pennsylvania Sire Stakes final...
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Six Pack dominates in NYSS

on 09/11/2018 2:00 AM
Yonkers Trot winner Six Pack returned to the scene of his handiwork Tuesday night, dominating a division of Yonkers Raceway’s $172,000 New York Sire Stakes Milt Taylor Trot for 3-year-old colts and geldings.  Six Pack (Ake Svanstedt, $2.10) found himself coupled with Trot runner-up Helpisontheway (Jim Morrill Jr.) in the $86,750 second state-bred soiree. The pole-sitting latter st...
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Measuredperfection upsets in ISS final

on 09/11/2018 2:00 AM
Measuredperfection was able to measure off her competition to pull a slight upset and capture the featured event of the evening, the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes final for 2-year-old trotting fillies, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Tuesday. With Ricky Macomber Jr. at the lines, Measuredperfection used a strong stretch rally to prevail in a tight three-horse photo for win in 1:56.2 and ...
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Dancer Hall wins Mohawk preferred; Ariana G 6th

on 09/11/2018 2:00 AM
Dancer Hall flexed his muscles to win Tuesday’s $34,000 Preferred Trot at Woodbine Mohawk Park. A deep field of 10, featuring Maple Leaf Trot finalists Ariana G, Dancer Hall, Pinkman and Warrawee Roo, clashed in this week’s edition of the top-level trot. Paul Reid trainee Dancer Hall, making his first start since finishing fourth in the Maple Leaf Trot, came first-up on the far turn ...
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Goshen Yearling Sale kicks off auction season

on 09/10/2018 2:00 AM
More than 1,000 prospective buyers gathered at the Mark Ford Training Center on Sunday to examine, evaluate and purchase the 116 available Standardbred prospects up for sale at the fourth annual Goshen Yearling Sale. Many of these stake eligible horses will be competing in Sire Stake programs in New York and Pennsylvania next year and the crowd reflected many connections from those racing...
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Catalogs for Hoosier Classic now available

on 09/10/2018 2:00 AM
Catalogs are now available for the annual Hoosier Classic Select Yearling Sale in Indianapolis. Conducted by the Hoosier Classic Sale Company, the auction will be held Friday, Oct. 19, and Saturday, Oct. 20, in the West Pavilion at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. Start time for both sessions is 10 a.m.   There are 374 Indiana sired yearlings in the catalog with yearlings by...
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Doors opening for Jeremy Morrison

on 09/10/2018 2:00 AM
Jeremy Morrison expected to make his career driving debut with a single drive for trainer Jim Campbell at Harrah's Philadelphia on Aug. 30, but learned from Campbell that morning he was getting a second opportunity later on the card. He appreciated the extra chance. "That was a big relief, knowing I had another drive instead of just having one," Morrison said, adding with a laugh, "Then I coul...
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Smith snags 2,000th win on Dayton opener

on 09/10/2018 2:00 AM
Hollywood Dayton Raceway successfully kicked off its fifth season of live racing with a 14-race Monday (Sept. 10) matinee, highlighted by driver Jeremy Smith’s 2,000th career victory as well as strong support from simulcast partners throughout the industry. "I’m very pleased with the results of our Opening Day," said Vice President of Racing Mark Loewe. "Despite inclement weather all weeken...
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