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Kendall Seelster beats older mares at Mohawk

on 11/09/2018 12:00 AM
Kendall Seelster delivered another stunning performance to defeat older rivals for the second consecutive week in Friday's $30,000 Mares Preferred Pace at Woodbine Mohawk Park. The three-year-old daughter of Shadow Play and driver Sylvain Filion shot off cover in the lane and stormed home to a 1:52.4 victory over five older mares. Trained by Rod Boyd, Kendall Seelster rallied last week from se...
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French-bred Bioness scores at Batavia

on 11/09/2018 12:00 AM
When French-bred trotter Bioness last competed at Batavia Downs he won the $15,000 Schroeder Invitational trot in October. On Friday (Nov. 9) he stayed undefeated at the Genesee County oval by taking the $11,500 Open Handicap trotting feature under a slick drive by his young reinsman Hunter Oakes, over a very sloppy track.  When the wings folded Bioness started the long trek from post seve...
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Caviart Ally coasts to 1:50.2 Meadowlands win

on 11/09/2018 12:00 AM
The heavy rain and sloppy conditions didn’t figure to deter Caviart Ally in the Friday night feature at the Meadowlands, the $20,000 Preferred Handicap for pacing fillies and mares, as the 4-year-old daughter of Bettor’s Delight-Allamerican Cool stomped on an abbreviated field, besting four foes in 1:50.2. The Noel Daley trainee was sent to the gate as the 1-9 choice and deservedly so. ...
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Meadows makes changes to Pick 4/5 guarantees

on 11/08/2018 12:00 AM
The Meadows Racetrack & Casino Thursday announced changes involving guarantees for its daily Pick 4 and Pick 5 wagers.   Beginning Saturday, Nov. 10, The Meadows no longer will offer pool guarantees for each Pick 4 and Pick 5 wager. Instead, the track, in association with the United States Trotting Association Strategic Wagering Initiative, will offer a $5,000 total-pool Pick 4 g...
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Well-traveled Mainland Key N keeps winning

on 11/08/2018 12:00 AM
At 13, Mainland Key N probably has reached an age where he'd rather kick back, nosh carrots and binge-watch Season 3 of Mr. Ed. But trainers keep claiming him—he's performed for eight of them this season alone—so the old boy keeps working...and keeps producing.   In fact, when he goes forward in Saturday's third race at The Meadows, he'll be looking to edge closer to $900,0...
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New Weekend Preview now available!

on 11/08/2018 12:00 AM
Two-year-old trotters are in action in a pair of Garden State races Saturday at the Meadowlands, and driver Andy Miller discusses Team Miller's hopes in each contest in the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview. A harness guy had a big Thoroughbred weekend at Churchill Downs. Chuck Grubbs, a professional gambler and part-time Standardbred trainer based in Kentucky, reveals his strategy on ...
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Ameliosi edges Tymal Reign at Philadelphia

on 11/08/2018 12:00 AM
Tymal Reign set most of the pace in the $14,500 trotting feature Thursday afternoon at Harrah's Philadelphia, but pocket-sitting Ameliosi had inside room and from midstretch inched up with every stride and finally nipped her rival in the final few feet, stopping the timer in 1:55.3.   Ameliosi, a daughter of Explosive Matter trained by Jenny Melander for owner Jo...
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Gallie Bythe Beach sells for $280,000

on 11/08/2018 12:00 AM
Gallie Bythe Beach, a 7-year-old pacing mare in foal to Always B Miki, was the top seller Thursday (Nov. 8) during the first session of the Standardbred Horse Sale’s two-day mixed sale. She was purchased for $280,000 by Hanover Shoe Farms. A daughter of Somebeachsomewhere out of the mare Galleria, the stakes-winning Gallie Bythe Beach earned $749,898 during her career. She retired i...
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Need A Winner game in Plainridge victory

on 11/08/2018 12:00 AM
After having raced in Ohio for four years, the now transplanted Maine resident Need A Winner showed how tough he can be in the Downeast by outlasting the competition in deep stretch to win the $12,000 conditioned trotting feature at Plainridge Park on Thursday afternoon. All Night Credit (Shawn Gray) took an early lead before allowing the outside-charging Need A Winner (Drew Campbell) to gr...
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Johnny Bravo prevails in Harvest Series leg

on 11/08/2018 12:00 AM
Johnny Bravo went coast-to-coast on the front end to score the victory over six rivals in lone $17,000 division. Jean Bernard Renaud steered the gelded son of Johnny William to victory for trainer Paul Walker. Johnny Bravo posted fractions of :29, :59.1 and 1:28.3 before trotting home in :29 for a 1:57.3 victory. Eddy finished second by a length and a quarter after a two-hole trip, while leg on...
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Gingras, Takter double up in 2YO Matrons

on 11/08/2018 12:00 AM
Trainer Jimmy Takter and driver Yannick Gingras teamed up for a Grand Circuit double in Thursday evening’s Matron Stakes for 2-year-olds at Dover Downs, combining with Super Schissel and Blood Money in their respective divisions. Super Schissel made his move from the pocket with five-sixteenths to go en route to an easy 1:56 win in the $158,000 Matron for 2-year-old male trotters, contested a...
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Former trainer Dave Sabatelli dies in Florida

on 11/07/2018 12:00 AM
Dave Sabatelli, who trained the 2004 Older Pacer of the Year Four Starzzz Shark, died Monday afternoon, Nov. 5, in a single-car accident on I-75 in Florida. Sabatelli, who was 53 and living in Tampa, reportedly had a medical issue while driving shortly after 1 p.m. on Alligator Alley. Local officials believe Sabatelli's medical problem led his vehicle to drift into the guardrail and colli...
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Floridians vote to ban greyhound racing

on 11/07/2018 12:00 AM
An amendment that bans greyhound racing in Florida was passed overwhelmingly by voters on Tuesday afternoon, which will mean all 11 of the country's 17 remaining dog tracks in the state will have to close by the end of 2020.   Amendment 13 needed approval of 60 percent or more of the votes, passed easily by a 69-31 percent margin. More than 5.3 million votes were cast in approv...
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Artie's Deal looks for first GC win in Matron

on 11/07/2018 12:00 AM
Erv Miller thinks Artie's Ideal has his best days ahead of him. Miller hopes that includes Thursday when the colt visits Dover Downs for the $213,000 Matron Stakes for 2-year-old male pacers. Artie's Ideal was a two-time winner on the New York Sire Stakes circuit and finished third in the series championship before trying the Grand Circuit for the first time at Lexington's Red Mile. The colt w...
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Stay Hungry to stand at Hanover Shoe Farms

on 11/07/2018 12:00 AM
Hanover Shoe Farms, along with Brad Grant and Wendy Samelman, are pleased to announce that the 2017 Two-Year-Old Colt Pacer of the Year Stay Hungry will join their stallion roster in 2019.   A son of super sire Somebeachsomewhere out of the $2 million-winning mare My Little Dragon, Stay Hungry won the Breeders Crown as a 2 year old on way to his award-winning season. ...
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Foiled Again draws outside Saturday at Dayton

on 11/07/2018 12:00 AM
The Foiled Again Farewell Tour will make its final stop in Ohio this Saturday night and the richest harness horse of all time will have his work cut out for him.   The 14 year old, who has won 105 races in his career, has drawn the outermost post position against a field of conditioned pacers who themselves have won 201 races and over $2 million in purses. Foiled Again has won ...
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Expose Yourself rallies for third straight at Mea

on 11/07/2018 12:00 AM
  Dramatically changing tactics, Expose Yourself rallied from far back to capture her third straight victory in Wednesday's $18,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows. Expose Yourself got away first or second in each of her last five starts. On Wednesday, however, she ducked for Mike Wilder and was 6 lengths back when she launched her second-over move. The 4-year-old...
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Harrisburg yearling sale up 7.56% in average

on 11/07/2018 12:00 AM
The Chapter Seven-sired trotting colt Book Seven sold for $157,000 to lead Wednesday’s (Nov. 7) sellers at the Standardbred Horse Sale, which concluded its three-day yearling auction with a record average of $42,675 for 830 horses sold. The average topped the previous high set in 2007, when 1,048 yearlings sold for $40,824. This year’s average was 7.56 percent better than 2017, when 851 hors...
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Sportsmuffler strikes again in Batavia feature

on 11/07/2018 12:00 AM
Sportsmuffler remained the mare to beat in Western New York after scoring her second straight top classdistaffpacing feature victory at Batavia Downs on Wednesday night (Nov. 7). Getting away fourth, Sportsmuffler (Billy Davis Jr.) watched as Machin Marley (Kevin Cummings) flew to the front and guided the field's fortunes to the half in a tepid :58.3. Shortly after that marker, Kruella pull...
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Dunbar Hall charges to Mohawk victory

on 11/06/2018 12:00 AM
Dunbar Hall returned to Woodbine Mohawk Park on Monday and turned in a strong performance in the $34,000 Preferred Trot.   The 4-year-old trotter was making his first start since a break in the $500,000 Breeders Crown final on Oct. 27 and shot off cover to track down leader Dancer Hall for a 1:54 victory.   Trained by Stephanie Jamieson, Dunbar Hall and driver Jody Jamies...
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