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Manchego bests Atlanta in Casual Breeze

on 08/24/2018 2:00 AM
 Hambletonian Oaks champion Manchego delivered a stunning 1:51.4 stakes record performance to defeat Hambletonian champion Atlanta in Friday’s $136,000 Casual Breeze at Woodbine Mohawk Park. The superstar fillies were squaring off for the first time in 2018 and Manchego was sent off the very slight favorite over Atlanta in the field of 10. Manchego and driver Yannick Gingras left strong ...
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Glorious Virgin sets mark with Indiana SS final

on 08/23/2018 2:00 AM
Glorious Virgin, with Trace Tetrick at the lines, became Hoosier Park Racing & Casino’s newest track record holder when she powered home a winner in the third round of $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes finals for two-year-old pacing fillies on Wednesday. With a final time of 1:50.4, Glorious Virgin re-established the track record for two-year-old pacing fillies and also added a national se...
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Kissin In The Sand aims for PASS championship

on 08/23/2018 2:00 AM
With her victories in the Lynch final and the Mistletoe Shalee, Kissin In The Sand soared to the top of the 3-year-old filly pacing division. On Friday at The Meadows, she'll try to lock up a berth in the $252,000 Pennsylvania Sires Stakes (PASS) championship set for Sept. 2 at Pocono.   In Friday's PASS, a $160,238 stake known as the Romola Hanover, she'll go from post 6 in Ra...
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Indiana's Pistol Packin Mama heads to Yonkers

on 08/23/2018 2:00 AM
Trainer Jeff Cullipher got to know Pistol Packin Mama well this spring at Hoosier Park. The 4-year-old mare raced against his star distaffer Au D Lox Bluegrass twice, once in the Filly and Mare Invitational May 19 and again in the Filly and Mare Preferred June 9. Pistol Packin Mama got the upper hand each time, including the latter start by a nose in 1:49.4. Tragically, Au D Lox Bluegrass,...
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Foiled Again at Shenandoah Downs on Sept. 29

on 08/23/2018 2:00 AM
The third annual harness racing season at Shenandoah Downs in Woodstock, Va. kicks off Sept. 15 and continues every Saturday and Sunday through Oct. 14. Special cards will be offered on Monday, Oct. 8 and Friday, Oct. 12.   One big difference fans will notice this year is a new post time. The first race will be pushed back an hour to 2 p.m. as opposed to last year's 1 p.m....
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Hanover's Goshen Yearling Sale videos available

on 08/23/2018 2:00 AM
The videos for the Hanover Shoe Farms yearlings selling at the Goshen Yearling sale are now available at the Farm's website hanoverpa.com.   The 26 yearlings are all either New York or Pennsylvania eligible. Included are yearlings from the first crops of the world's fastest trotter Sebastian K and the pacing Classics winner Artspeak. Proven sires represented in the consignment are Art Ma...
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Crazy Wow now in Melander's barn for Maple Leaf

on 08/23/2018 2:00 AM
Crazy Wow will make his first start for Marcus Melander in the first of Saturday's two eliminations for the Maple Leaf Trot at Ontario's Woodbine Mohawk Park and the trainer is looking forward to seeing the 6-year-old stallion in action. Melander took over the conditioning of the career $2.27-million-earner in early July.   A total of 16 older trotters, including defending champion ...
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Ohio discussing out-of-competition testing

on 08/23/2018 2:00 AM
Ohio State Racing Commission Chairman Robert Schmitz is seeking input from both Standardbred and Thoroughbred horsemen regarding Out of Competition Testing at the OSRC meeting, Aug. 29, at 10 a.m. in Room 1952 at the Riffe Center, 77 S. High St., Columbus. The meeting is open to all pari-mutuel stakeholders, horsemen’s associations and the public. "Out of Competition Testing needs to...
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KYSS 2YOs Round 2 this weekend at Red Mile

on 08/23/2018 2:00 AM
The second leg of Kentucky Sires Stakes (KYSS) for 2 year olds of both gaits is set for this weekend at The Red Mile. All divisions will race for $30,000, with the trotters in action on Saturday and the pacers on the track Sunday. Post time both nights is 7 p.m. On Saturday, two 10-horse fields of colts go postward in a pair of divisions. Peter Haughton Memorial winner Don't Let'em, who bro...
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Atlanta vs. Manchego in new Weekend Preview!

on 08/23/2018 2:00 AM
If you're a fan of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) you are going to have to wait until Dec. 29 to see the just-announced showdown between the UFC's female stars Cris Cyborg and Amanda Nunes, but if you're a fan of harness racing you only have to wait until this Friday night to see a match-up between two superstar female trotters. The much-anticipated battle between Atlanta and Manchego...
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Trillions Hanover fastest in PA Stallion splits

on 08/23/2018 2:00 AM
Hall of Famer David Miller guided 2-year-old pacing fillies May Bride Hanover and Skater Chick to their third Pennsylvania Stallion Series victories on Thursday afternoon at Harrah's Philadelphia, each their third straight triumph after skipping the first leg, and he may have a hard decision to make as to which filly to guide in the group's Championship race here on Labor Day Monday.  ...
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Wings Of Royalty sets 1:53.2 Plainridge record

on 08/23/2018 2:00 AM
Every time Walpole, Mass., native George Ducharme brings Wings Of Royalty to Plainridge Park, it seems these native sons get the job done. On Thursday (Aug. 23), the 6-year-old son of RC Royalty entered the track's record book for the second time in his career when he won the $16,000 Winners-Over Handicap in a handy fashion. Wings Of Royalty (Shawn Gray) left three-deep from post seven and ...
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Trevor Henry sweeps Mohawk series finals

on 08/23/2018 2:00 AM
Trevor Henry was the star of the show in Thursday’s two-year-old trotting series finals at Woodbine Mohawk Park. The Arthur, Ontario, resident guided Royal Rob to a narrow victory in the $33,200 Define The World and Sette Deo in the $35,200 Pure Ivory. Royal Rob went off as the 2/5 favorite in the Define The World Series finale. The Bob McIntosh trainee did the heavy-lifting up front agai...
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2FT Woodside Charm scores in 1:54.3 in NYSS

on 08/23/2018 2:00 AM
Woodside Charm (Verlin Yoder) remains unbeaten with a win in a leg of the New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) for freshman trotting fillies, as Vernon Downs hosted two divisions on Thursday (August 23).  Both divisions raced for a purse of $56,500. Quincy Blue Chip (Jim Morill Jr.) charged out to the early lead in the second division of NYSS.  Woodside Charm ($2.60) went first-over and to...
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Grand Swan sails to sixth straight in ISS final

on 08/22/2018 2:00 AM
Despite soggy weather conditions and a tough, outside post nine, Grand Swan turned in another dominant performance to 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 driver LeWayne Miller in the bike, who also trains the freshman filly, Grand Swan used a sharp, front-running ef...
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Record 6 elected to Harness Racing Hall of Fame

on 08/22/2018 2:00 AM
Results from the balloting for harness racing's highest honor, membership in the Harness Racing Hall of Fame, are in, and at the Sunday, July 7, 2019 Hall of Fame Induction Dinner in Goshen, N.Y., a record number of six people will be feted--new inductees Blair Burgess, Ted Gewertz, Joe Holloway, Linda Toscano, Ted Wing, and Jerry Silverman. The balloting was conducted by the U.S. Harness...
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Two named to Communicators Hall of Fame

on 08/22/2018 2:00 AM
Mark Hall, the U.S. Trotting Association photographer who holds the modern record for citations for excellence in his field, and Dave Little, who has successfully worked in such journalistic areas as writing, editing, handicapping, race announcing, and television commentary, have been announced as new members of the Communicators Hall of Fame in recent balloting conducted by the U.S. Harness W...
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Schnittker hopes best to come for Wild Bill

on 08/22/2018 2:00 AM
After seeing Wild Bill suffer an injury at age 2 and from bleeding issues this year at 3, trainer Ray Schnittker hopes his colt is ready to turn the corner beginning in Saturday's eliminations for the Messenger Stakes at Yonkers Raceway.   Wild Bill, a full brother to Dan Patch Award-winner Huntsville, adds Lasix for his upcoming race following off-the-board finishes in his past two...
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CHHA awards five scholarships

on 08/22/2018 2:00 AM
The Christian Harness Horsemen’s Association is delighted to award scholarships to five very deserving students from harness racing families. Ryan Fusco was awarded the John and Janet Klark Memorial Scholarship. He has been accepted into the Pre-Med program at the University of North Carolina Charlotte. Ryan says,"I am a practicing Catholic, have received all my religious sacraments and...
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Crawford Farms To Sponsor Tattersalls Pace

on 08/22/2018 2:00 AM
Crawford Farms is stepping up its support of harness racing by signing on as the sponsor of the Tattersalls Pace at the Red Mile. The Tattersalls Pace, first held in 1971, is The Red Mile's top Grand Circuit event for 3-year-old colt pacers. "The Red Mile is one of the premier places to showcase our horses, so this is another thing we can do to support the sport," said Michelle Crawford,...
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