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Mixed Sale Supplement Catalog now available

on 10/30/2018 2:00 AM
Standardbred Horse Sales Company has posted a Harrisburg Mixed Sale supplement catalog and accompanying race lines on its website at www.theblackbook.com/catalog-downloads.php.   The 59 entries include four stallion shares, six broodmares, 19 two year olds, 24 three year olds, and six 4 year olds and older. Stallion shares and broodmares will be sold as usual on Thursday, and race horses ...
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Memorable Breeders Crown night for Kakaley

on 10/30/2018 2:00 AM
Matt Kakaley's drive to his first Breeders Crown winner's circle was as memorable as the stretch drive to victory, and even more emotional.   Kakaley entered last Saturday's Breeders Crown finals at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono in search of his first trophy. He ended the night with two. The second, not unexpectedly, came with favorite Dorsoduro Hanover in the 3-year-old colt and ...
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Michigander Joe Black Sr. dies at 82

on 10/30/2018 2:00 AM
Joe Edward Black, Sr. of Pinckney, Mich. passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on October 27, 2018, at the age of 82 years. Joe was born in Lawrenceburg, Tenn. on Nov. 18, 1935, to William and Mary Black.   Growing up in Tennessee, as a young boy he would pick cotton from the fields. Later, Joe joined the Military Police with the U.S. Army. He served 4 years, ...
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Jimmy Takter: Lazarus N bled in Crown final

on 10/30/2018 2:00 AM
Trainer Jimmy Takter told harnessracing.com Tuesday morning that post-race tests revealed Lazarus N bled during last Saturday's $430,000 Breeders Crown Open Pace at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. Driven by Yannick Gingras, Lazarus N battled to the lead before reaching the half in :55.2, but after yielding to eventual winner McWicked, he backed through the field and finished last in the e...
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Captaintreacherous stud fee set at $25,000 for '19

on 10/30/2018 2:00 AM
The Captaintreacherous syndicate has announced that the service fee for the son of Somebeachsomewhere will be $25,000 for the 2019 breeding season. With his first crop on the track this year, Captaintreacherous is the leading money-winning sire of 2-year-olds in 2018. His 2-year-olds have earned $2,987,255. He is the leading sire of 1:55 2-year-olds and also leads with f...
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First qualifier for Harness Handicapping tourney

on 10/30/2018 2:00 AM
The first of six Meadowlands qualifiers for the World Harness Handicapping Championship presented by DerbyWars.com is this Saturday (Nov. 3). Saturday’s qualifier has a $200 total fee ($100 entry plus a $100 real-money bankroll). The format requires players to bet a minimum of $10 win wagers on 10 Meadowlands races (players can bet more than ten races). The top two finishers will earn spo...
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Crown winners donate to New Vocations

on 10/30/2018 2:00 AM
For the third consecutive year, New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program has offered the Breeders Crown Pledge to the industry’s leading owners, trainers and drivers as a way to give to back to the horses that are no longer racing by pledging a percentage of their earnings to New Vocations.   Burke Racing Stable and Weaver Bruscemi LLC graciously were the first trainer and ownersh...
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McDazzle wins at Meadows for third straight

on 10/30/2018 2:00 AM
Fighting back when it looked as though she might be passed down the backside, McDazzle reasserted in the lane and captured her third straight victory in Tuesday’s (Oct. 30) $20,000 Fillies and Mares Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. Touchamatic challenged McDazzle first-over and got her head in front. But when Dave Palone asked McDazzle for more, the 4-year-old daughter of Art Official...
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Splendid Party wins race for grays at Dayton

on 10/30/2018 2:00 AM
Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway got into the Halloween spirit on Tuesday afternoon (Oct. 30) by presenting their second annual Gray Ghost Handicap Pace on the matinee program. Nine gray and roan horses lined up behind the Mike Woebkenberg starting gate to chase a $10,000 purse. When the dust settled, heavily-favored Splended Party overcame his assigned outside post position to win in 1:53.3. ...
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Team Gallo/New Vocations win Crown contest

on 10/29/2018 2:00 AM
The Breeders Crown Team Handicapping Contest on last Saturday's (Oct. 27) Breeders Crown championship card at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono was over before the half. When Garnet Barnsdale turned his total $360 in wagers on the 3-Year-Old Colt Trot (Race 7) into a cash of $2,895, it propelled Team Gallo Blue Chip to an easy victory. As a result, New Vocations will receive the first-place priz...
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Blooded Horse Sale catalogue now online

on 10/29/2018 2:00 AM
The 71st Annual Blooded Horse Fall Sale will offer over 850 horses at the Chanpions Center in Springfield, Ohio on Nov. 13-15. The sale features 134 yearlings on Tuesday with mixed horses rounding out that day. Hundreds of racehorses, broodmares and green prospects will be offered all day Wednesday and Thursday. Along with raceway horses there are 122 two year olds and 203 three year olds. Among t...
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McWicked to return to races in 2019

on 10/29/2018 2:00 AM
Traine Casie Coleman posted on her Facebook page on Monday that McWicked, who won last Saturday’s $430,000 Breeders Crown Open Pace at The Downs at Mohegan Son Pocono, will return to the racetrack in 2019. Coleman noted in her post that owner Ed James of SSG Stables has received calls from six farms in North America inquiring about McWicked’s stallion career, but he decided to bring the so...
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Memorial for Steve Williams Nov. 17 at Big M

on 10/29/2018 2:00 AM
Joseph and Steven Williams have arranged an evening celebrating the life of their dad, Steve Williams, who died Sunday, Oct. 17. Williams, the longtime farm manager at White Birch Farm, was 60.    It will be held Nov. 17 at the Meadowlands Racetrack in the Skybox area from 6:30-8:30 p.m. People will have a chance to share memories of Steve, in a place he had many fond memorie...
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MASS finals set for Tuesday at Plainridge

on 10/29/2018 2:00 AM
The most lucrative races ever offered for Massachusetts-bred Standardbreds will be contested at Plainridge Park on Tuesday afternoon when the eligibles for the $800,000 Massachusetts Sires Stakes (MASS) finals convene.   Eight $100,000 divisions will go postward starting at 1:30 p.m. when the first of two non-betting events will start. The regular pari-mutuel program begins at ...
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Classic Banker takes Meadows Preferred Trot

on 10/29/2018 2:00 AM
Not intimidated by his millionaire rival, Classic Banker challenged Wind Of The North first-over and went on to spring the 6-1 upset in Monday’s $18,000 Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows. Wind Of The North reached the $1 million milestone in his last race and seemed poised to pad that bankroll after a comfortable 29.4 second quarter. But Classic Banker and Brady Brown had other ideas, d...
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Pappyv Go Go goes to Big M winner’s circle

on 10/28/2018 2:00 AM
Pappy Go Go showed his win a week ago against weaker foes was the perfect prep for the Saturday nightconditioned trotting feature at the Meadowlands, as he scored for fun in the $16,000 event in 1:54. The Andrew Harris trainee was firing fast at the outset, hitting the quarter in :27.3, two lengths in front of the pocket-sitting My Cherry Pie. Unpressured, the 4-year-old gelded son of...
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Pat Matters sets career best in Circle City

on 10/27/2018 2:00 AM
Harrah’s Hoosier Park played host to a stakes-filled card on Friday, (Oct. 26) as Grand Circuit racing action made a stop at the seven-eighths-mile oval for the fifth time this season. The 14-race card was highlighted by nine divisions of The Circle City Stakes for 3-year-old trotters and pacers and one division of the Madison County Stakes for 2-year-old pacing colts. The 3-year-old trot...
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Thunder strikes in Kindergarten splits

on 10/27/2018 2:00 AM
He’d been away from the races for 34 days but that did not stop Thunder from lighting up his foes in the sixth and final leg of the Kindergarten Classic, a series for 2-year-olds of both sex and gait, at the Meadowlands Friday night. Thunder, a John Butenschoen-trained trotter, sat in the two-hole early before emerging from the rail with three-eighths of a mile to go. With Yonkers ki...
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Former writer Ed Palladino Jr. dies

on 10/27/2018 2:00 AM
Edward A. Palladino Jr., former local area sports writer, died Thursday, Oct. 25, at Golden Hill Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born Nov. 19, 1933 in Poughkeepsie, he is the son of the late Edward A. and Nancy (Guido) Palladino Sr.  A graduate of the Mt. Carmel Elementary School and Pougkeepsie High School Class of 1951, Ed played baseball and basketball and began his career as a s...
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Woodside Charm, Gimpanzee stay undefeated

on 10/27/2018 2:00 AM
Verlin Yoder drove Woodside Charm (pictured) to a 1:54.1 win in the Breeders Crown Two-Year-Old Filly Trot Final at The Downs at Mohegan Pocono on Oct. 27 over a track that was rated "sloppy." Yoder owns and trains the Chapter Seven—Fireworks Hanover filly, which was Yoder’s first Breeders Crown entry, along with his first appearance.   Yoder took his filly right to the top as the gat...
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