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Major Leaguer scores at Plainridge

on 10/22/2020 8:04 PM
Last week from post seven, Major Leaguer did not get involved in the early pace and finished where he started as a result. This week he was back on the point and circled the field at 17-1 in the $17,500 Winners-Over pace at Plainridge Park on Thursday (Oct. 22). Nick Graffam sent Major Leaguer to the front ahead of Tisadream N (Drew Monti) and got to the quarter in :26.1. Moving on the outsid...
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Solar posts fifth win of season

on 10/22/2020 8:02 PM
The Father Patrick sophomore gelding Solar charged to the lead past the quarter for driver Marcus Miller, then fronted his opposition the rest of the way to take the $12,800 featured trot on Thursday afternoon at Harrah’s Philadelphia in 1:55.4. Big Nudge, who had gone out for the early lead before turning it over to Solar, then sat pocketed behind the winner until mounting a stretch ch...
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Josh Sutton drives 6 winners at Dayton

on 10/22/2020 8:00 PM
Driver Josh Sutton enjoyed a six-pack on Thursday afternoon at Hollywood Dayton Raceway, guiding six horses to the winner’s circle for six different trainers. Sutton’s successes started in the third race when he scored with Dancin’ Anna (1:54, $4.20) for trainer Daniel Shetler.  His next triumph didn’t occur until the eighth race, but the 38-year-old reinsman capt...
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Breeders Crown elims in Weekend Preview!

on 10/22/2020 4:14 PM
Every year it all comes down to the Breeders Crown and that is the case again in 2020. In the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview, we have all the chatter about this weekend’s Breeders Crown eliminations at Harrah’s Hoosier Park. Sixteen horses who competed in last weekend’s Indiana championships were entered into this year’s Crown extravaganza, including nine winn...
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Macomber hopes to make Crown memories again

on 10/22/2020 4:08 PM
Jamie Macomber has fond memories of the first time Harrah’s Hoosier Park hosted the Breeders Crown in 2017. Now, with the event back again at the Indiana oval the trainer calls her home track, she would enjoy creating more.   Macomber won a Breeders Crown trophy three years ago with 3-year-old male pacer Beckhams Z Tam, who stormed down the stretch and bested eventual Pacer of t...
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Horsemen's alliance issues statement about HISA

on 10/22/2020 2:08 PM
The North American Harness Horse Alliance (NAHHA),  an alliance of associations from across North America that have been established to represent the interests of participants involved in the breeding, training, and racing of Standardbred horses, has issued the following press release about the Horseracing Safety and Integrity Act, federal legislation presently being considered by...
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Kindergartners back in class Friday at Meadowlands

on 10/22/2020 12:36 PM
The Kindergarten Classic for 2 year olds and a veteran standout looking to get back on track are the top storylines this weekend at the Meadowlands.   On Friday, eight divisions of the Kindergarten’s third leg for 2 year olds will hit the track. There will be two divisions each for horses of both sexes and gaits.   Next week, the Kindergarten will have its fourth and ...
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WIJI's full brother wins on Harrington closer

on 10/22/2020 8:47 AM
The 74th season of live harness racing at Harrington Raceway came to a close on a beautiful fall evening in central Delaware where a 12-race program was contested.  Driver Allan Davis claimed his second driving title at the track with 64 wins. Montrell Teague, Art Stafford Jr., Tony Morgan and Victor Kirby rounded out the top five. The 44-year-old Davis is the son of local lege...
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Before I Die wins Batavia feature; Sarama reaches 1,000 wins

on 10/22/2020 8:41 AM
A rain-soaked track greeted horsemen for the night’s proceedings at Batavia Downs on Wednesday but stellar performances were still on display, especially by top class winners Before I Die and Tellawoman.   A scratch-shortened field of six horses went to post in the $8,500 Open I Handicap trot and the race turned into a tale of two races. Chapter one was Il Mago (Jim Morril...
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London Virtual Sale concludes with four $100K yearlings

on 10/22/2020 8:31 AM
Max Shadow, sold to Samuel Taylor of Lucan, Ont. for $113,400(C) on Wednesday afternoon in the third and final session of the 2020 London Virtual Yearling Sale hosted by onGait.com, making him the fourth six-figure yearling to change hands this week. The son of Shadow Play out of Lady D M p,2,2:00.1h, 3,1:52; 1:51 ($634,732) is a half-brother to three under 1:55, including Ontario Sires Stakes G...
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Southwind Timonium yearling videos online

on 10/21/2020 8:52 PM
Videos of the SOUTHWIND FARMS yearlings that have been consigned to the StandardbredHorse Sales Yearling Sale in Timonium, Maryland (November 3- 5) are now available on the Southwind Farms website (www.southwindfarms.net)​ The yearlings (which will sell in the Preferred Equine consignment) feature colts and fillies by Muscle Hill, ...
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Diamondtequilashot a convincing winner in Meadows feature

on 10/21/2020 8:05 PM
Diamondtequilashot moved smartly first over and rolled to a convincing victory in Wednesday's feature at The Meadows, a $10,800 Filly & Mare Conditioned Pace.   Diamondtequilashot was third near the three-quarters when Tony Hall sent her after the leader Touchamatic. The 7-year-old daughter of Palone Ranger-Straitequilanite overpowered that rival and held off the late rally of...
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Baudron excited for Breeders Crown with ‘Cuatro’

on 10/21/2020 8:04 PM
When it comes to a preference in horses, Standardbred or Thoroughbred, Louis Baudron has only one. "My preference is they are good," Baudron said with a laugh. "When you have a good horse, I don't care if it's a trotter or a Thoroughbred. We try to find the good one." Baudron, a native of France and the 34-year-old grandson of renowned horseman Jean Pierre Duboi...
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McCarthy sweeps Simpson pacing stake at Philly

on 10/21/2020 8:02 PM
Driver Andrew McCarthy guided all three winners in divisions of the $96,801 Hardie Hanover, the John Simpson Sr. Memorial stake for three-year-old pacing fillies that was raced Wednesday afternoon at Harrah's Philadelphia. Two divisions of the $86,600 Elma, the companion Simpson stake for sophomore trotting fillies, were also contested.   Fastest among the three McCarthy winners, ...
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Burke, Miller ready for 2YO Crown eliminations

on 10/21/2020 3:05 PM
Ron Burke and Julie Miller have three of the four richest 2 year olds in Friday’s Breeders Crown eliminations at Harrah’s Hoosier Park — Venerate, Southwind Gendry, and Blue Diamond Eyes — and both trainers feel good about their entries overall as they prepare for the night. Hoosier hosts $25,000 eliminations for 2 year olds and 3-year-old fillies Friday. The top-five...
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Ramona Hill, Southwind Tyrion on sidelines

on 10/21/2020 2:14 PM
Trainer Tony Alagna told harnessracing.com Wednesday afternoon that he has scratched Ramona Hill from the Breeders Crown eliminations on Friday night at Harrah’s Hoosier Park after the Hambletonian champ came up sick.   In addition, the world champion 2-year-old trotting colt Southwind Tyrion was not entered in the Breeders Crown because he came down with a slight cold when he was...
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Owner, amateur driver Lon Frocione dies

on 10/21/2020 12:03 PM
Lon Frocione, 88, who served for 15 years on the USTA board of directors and campaigned several top stakes winners, died Oct. 21.   Mr. Frocione became interested in the Standardbred sport in 1959 after having met several racing fans while working as a salesman. He adopted their interest and soon became an owner, trainer and driver.   He had a deep interest in amateur drivi...
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Details for KY series at Oak Grove

on 10/21/2020 10:47 AM
Details about the Kentucky Standardbred Development Fund Series at Oak Grove next month have been announced.   All two and three-year-old horses that made all sustaining payments to be eligible for the 2020 Kentucky Sire Stakes Program and/or 2020 Kentucky Fair Program.   The series will be contested with one leg and a final. The leg divisions will be raced for a purse o...
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With drop in class, Sansovina Hanover wins

on 10/20/2020 9:14 PM
Racing confidently down in class, Sansovina Hanover made the lead early and made it stick late in Tuesday's feature at The Meadows, a $10,400 Filly & Mare Conditioned Pace.   Jim Pantaleano didn't rush Sansovina Hanover from the gate, but when the 5-year-old daughter of Somebeachsomewhere-Shacked Up quarter-poled to the point, she had plenty in reserve to hold off Always G...
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Filly Artful Dancer 1:52 winner of Harrington FM feature

on 10/20/2020 9:11 PM
Artful Dancer ($6.20, Tony Morgan) was a 1:52 winner in the featured $18,000 Fillies and Mares Open Tuesday at Harrington Raceway. Trained by Josh Green, the Yankee Cruiser filly led most of the way and held off a game first-over challenge from Soho Burning Love A, who finished second, for her sixth win of the year. She was the only filly in the field. Apple Bottom Jeans sat in the pocke...
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