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Up-and-comers triumphant in Philly features

on 11/02/2018 2:00 AM
The up-and-coming horses in the "non-winners of five races lifetime" classification were featured at Harrah's Philadelphia this afternoon (and into the twilight, complementing the first day of the Breeders Cup), with a pair of $16,000 contests.   The first was for distaff pacers, and it fell to the Somebeachsomewhere sophomore filly Zutopia in 1:53.3. George Napolitano Jr. sent the sophom...
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Kendall Seelster defeats older mares in Preferred

on 11/02/2018 2:00 AM
Sophomore pacing filly Kendall Seelster stole the show Friday at Woodbine Mohawk Park with a stunning victory in the $30,000 Mares Preferred. The daughter of Shadow Play defeated eight older rivals by charging home from a third-over seventh to track down Sandebetweenurtoes with a :27.1 final-quarter for a 1:52 victory. Sylvain Filion steered Kendall Seelster to victory for trainer Rod Boyd, ...
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"Diamond" flexes muscle in Big M feature

on 11/02/2018 2:00 AM
When it comes to the Meadowlands, Muscle Diamond is very much a horse for the course. The 6-year-old son of Muscle Hill-Windylane Hanover thrashed five overmatched opponents in the Friday night feature at the mile oval, the $20,000 Preferred Handicap for trotters. Winning driver Andy McCarthy did not rush the 1-9 favorite to the top, opting instead to make his way steadily to the lead while ...
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Heston Blue Chip to stand stud in PA in 2019

on 11/01/2018 2:00 AM
Winbak Farm is proud to announce that Heston Blue Chip will stand at Nandi Farm in Pennsylvania for the 2019 season. Heston Blue Chip was the winner of the USHWA Dan Patch Award for Three Year Old Pacing Colts against a tough crop that included A Rocknroll Dance, Bettor's Edge, Michael's Power, Sweet Lou & Thinking Out Loud. At 3, Heston was the Winner o...
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Lakata looks to get "lucky" in Kindergarten final

on 11/01/2018 2:00 AM
Chris Lakata hopes it's best to be "Lucky" this weekend at the Meadowlands. Lucky Weekend, trained by Lakata, starts from post eight with driver Vincent Ginsburg in Saturday's $221,540 Kindergarten Classic Series championship for 2-year-old male trotters at the Big M.   The gelding, purchased last month by Richard Mishkin for $45,000 at the inaugural Lexington Selected Mixed Sale, h...
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New Weekend Preview now available!

on 11/01/2018 2:00 AM
Three year olds are in action Friday at Hoosier Park and 2 year olds are on the track Saturday at the Meadowlands, and the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview has all the stories. Dorsoduro Hanover isn't missing a beat as the winner of the Breeders Crown 3-Year-Old Colt Pace heads to Hoosier Park where his rivals in the Monument Circle include Crown runner-up Lather Up and Indiana sensat...
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Boston Red Rocks to stand at Winbak of NY

on 11/01/2018 2:00 AM
Winbak Farm of New York is excited to announce Boston Red Rocks, p, 2, 1:50.3; 3, 1:49.3f; 1:48.2f -'18 ($1,365,823), will be standing in New York for 2019. The stallion will be standing his first year in the upcoming season. "I am excited about having a new Pacer in New York," said Joe Thomson. "He brings a new and fresh face to Winbak of New York. We will be a big supporter to ...
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Crazy About Pat scores in Philly Trot feature

on 11/01/2018 2:00 AM
The veteran Crazed gelding Crazy About Pat pushed his lifetime earnings to $833,750 with a 1:54.2 victory in the $18,000 featured trot at Harrah’s Philadelphia on Thursday afternoon.   Eric Carlson settled in second early with the winner behind fast-starting Ameliosi, then made a move topward by the 27.4 half. Middle splits of 57 and 1:25.2 were hung up, and when no outer tier action ma...
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Catalina Cash upsets at 34-1 at Saratoga

on 11/01/2018 2:00 AM
There were three co-features on Thursday’s card at Saratoga Casino Hotel. The trio of features were for New York-sired trotters with each division going for a purse of $11,000 or more. Phil Fluet’s Notmeitsyou (Chapter Seven) was the runner-up in the Final of the recently concluded Jim Derue Memorial Trotting Series and had come up second-best in four consecutive starts heading into Thu...
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Massachusetts crowns champs at Plainridge

on 10/31/2018 2:00 AM
The richest finals ever offered in the Massachusetts Sire Stakes (MASS) were contested at Plainridge Park on Tuesday afternoon with eight divisions of horses competing for their share of the $800,000 up for grabs.   Highlights of the day include 2017 two-year-old titleholders Delco Dusty and I'm A Clown became two-time champions as they also took sophomore honors, a total of fi...
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Man He Can Skoot scoots to 50th win

on 10/31/2018 2:00 AM
Man He Can Skoot paced home for his 50th career victory, winning the seventh race at Northfield Park on Tuesday. The 9-year-old veteran, with 220 career starts, also has 45 seconds and 21 third-place finishes.   Man He Can Skoot (Mantacular-Scoot'n By-Direct Scooter) has career earnings of $440,167 with a lifetime mark of 1:51 at Northfield Park at age six. The pacer's richest ...
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Marc Mellow Man best in Grey Ghost and Poltergeist

on 10/31/2018 2:00 AM
The annual Grey Ghost and Poltergeist Pace at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono Tuesday night attracted two gray horses, a white horse, and two roans for its 2018 edition. Getting his picture taken after the race was the sophomore roan colt Marc Mellow Man, who shaved over six seconds off his mark by posting a 1:54 victory.   Marc Mellow Man, in rein to Tyler Buter, was the only ...
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Three groups pitch new Kentucky harness racetrack

on 10/31/2018 2:00 AM
Representatives of three associations hoping to build a new Standardbred racetrack in southwest Kentucky near the Tennessee border made presentations at a special meeting of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission (KHRC) on Tuesday afternoon. The meeting lasted nearly five hours with no resolution as the KHRC members decided to defer voting on a final license approval for 30 days. All three gr...
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Always A Prince looks for home advantage in Indiana

on 10/31/2018 2:00 AM
After skipping the Breeders Crown at Pocono, Always A Prince will have the Breeders Crown come to him. Sort of.   Always A Prince is among the 10 horses in Friday's $190,000 Monument Circle for 3-year-old male pacers at Hoosier Park. The field features four of the top-five finishers from last Saturday's Breeders Crown final at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, including champion Dors...
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Western Ideal retired from stud duty

on 10/31/2018 2:00 AM
The legendary, now 23-year-old stallion, Western Ideal will be retired from active stud duty beginning with the 2019 breeding season.   "Western Ideal, just as his sire Western Hanover and his paternal grandsire No Nukes have left an indelible impression on the history of the breed," said syndicate manager Jim Simpson. "We at Hanover are extremely proud to have been associated with ...
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Midwest Mixed Sale entries now online

on 10/31/2018 2:00 AM
Catalog entries are now closed and entries are online at MidwestAuctionCo.com for the second annual Midwest Mixed Sale.   The online entries feature TrackIT technology, with real-time pedigree and raceline updates. The sale, slated for Friday, Nov. 23 at the state-of-the-art Michiana Event Center in Shipshewana, Ind., features a strong selection of both breeding stock and racehorses...
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Dominick Santarelli dies at age 83

on 10/31/2018 2:00 AM
Dominick R. Santarelli, 83, of Scranton, Pa., formerly of Jessup, died Oct. 19, at home.   Most of Mr. Santarelli's career involved managing horse farms in New Jersey, including Lana Lobell Farm and Southwind Farms. The last 20 years of his career he was manager of Southwind Farms in Pennington, N.J., during the years when the farm stood the top two stallions in the sport, the pacin...
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Harvest Series kicks off at Mohawk

on 10/30/2018 2:00 AM
The inaugural Championship Meet at Woodbine Mohawk Park concluded with a 10-race card on Monday evening.   All eyes were locked to the standings for top driver and top trainer entering the final card of the meet, which began on April 12.   Louis Philippe Roy entered the evening with a one-win lead over Sylvain Filion for top driver, while Bob McClure and Trevor Henry trai...
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Record Machine takes Pocono Monday feature

on 10/30/2018 2:00 AM
Fans trying to solve the $13,000 featured pace on Monday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono had a hard time in their deciding – one horse was sent away at 2-1, with three others at 5-2. That quartet finished 1-2-3-4, with the winner being the A Rocknroll Dance sophomore gelding Record Machine in 1:54 over a "good" track.   Record Machine got the jump on his field early, moving to ...
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No Recess is a double threat

on 10/30/2018 2:00 AM
Fans of racing under saddle (RUS) have taken notice of "new" rider Sietske Dijkhof and her horse No Recess which have raced on the RUS MidAtlantic and RUS New York circuits this past season as the team went a perfect three for three this year including a sparkling 1:59 mark at the Meadowlands. What also drew the attention of fans was the two victories No Recess had "in sulky" during the period t...
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