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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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Crystal Fashion sets Meadows track record in PASS

on 08/22/2018 2:00 AM
Crystal Fashion rebounded nicely from his tough beat as the Hambletonian favorite, putting away the field with a powerful first over bid and sprinting off to a 5-length victory in 1:53 — a track record for 3-year-old gelding trotters — in Wednesday's $167,288 Pennsylvania Sires Stake at The Meadows. Lawmaker took the other split in the event known as the Hickory Smoke. Crystal Fashion w...
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Repentance, Zeron star in NYSS at Batavia

on 08/22/2018 2:00 AM
The New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) 3-year-old trotting fillies visited Batavia Downs on Wednesday afternoon (Aug. 22) to compete for a combined $119,300 in purses that was distributed between two heats. Not everything went the way participating punters thought but one thing was for certain: Scott Zeron came to play. In the first $59,100 division, post time favorite Repentance (Chapter Seven-Sw...
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Proper One picks up fourth straight victory

on 08/21/2018 2:00 AM
Louis Tomczak Jr.’s Proper One ($8.60, Carlo Poliseno) won his fourth straight race on Monday at Harrington Raceway in a $11,000 conditioned pace in 1:54.3. The 4-year-old Proper Respect gelding seized the lead immediately after starting gate left and never looked back in his wire-to-wire score for trainer-driver Poliseno, who had a driving triple and training double on the card. Proper O...
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Looking For Zelda sets Northfield mark in OSS

on 08/21/2018 2:00 AM
Robert Key’s homebred Looking For Zelda trotted confidently to establish a new Northfield Park track record of 1:54 for a 3-year-old trotting filly on Monday night, Aug. 20 in the first of two $50,000 Ohio Sires Stakes. The daughter of Break The Bank K—My Winning Ways—Conway Hall left the gate confidently for driver Tony Hall and quickly established command, striding diagona...
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David Miller wins 5 of 6 Stallion Series splits

on 08/21/2018 2:00 AM
David Miller won five of the six divisions of the fourth and final preliminary leg of the Pennsylvania Stallion Series for two-year-old trotting colts Monday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. Miller was victorious in the first five Stallion Series contests, opening the stakes competition with the Muscle Hill – Brooklyn colt Kings County, who stepped his last half in a very impress...
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Windsong Leo stretches streak to 7 at Northfield

on 08/21/2018 2:00 AM
Windsong Leo paced home for his seventh straight win Monday night in Northfield Park's eighth race, the $19,000 Open Pace. The 6-year-old gelding is owned by Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi LLC and Phillip Collura. He is trained by Ron Burke. Chris Page was aboard for the winning drive.   Windsong Leo started from post eight. He sat back and let his rivals post sizzling fr...
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Toscano trio tops Weds. NYSS 3FTs at Batavia

on 08/21/2018 2:00 AM
Linda Toscano, who is on the ballot for enshrinement in the Harness Racing Hall of Fame this year, will be bringing three of her best Empire State-bred diagonal distaffers to compete in two divisions of the $119,300 New York Sires Stakes (NYSS) for 3-year-old trotting fillies on Wednesday at Batavia Downs.   The NYSS events are carded as race three and five. There are also three $15,000 E...
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CHHA sponsored Jug Prayer Breakfast Sept. 19

on 08/21/2018 2:00 AM
Join us for a free gourmet breakfast and prayer service Wednesday, Sept. 19, at 7:30 a.m. in the Backstretch Hospitality Tent across from the Log Cabin on the Delaware County Fairgrounds.   We will praise God with the beautiful music of the Truitt Family. Gary Cartwright is sure to inspire us with a great message on the power of prayer and our legacy. Gary is a true man of...
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KYSS finals center of new Fayette County Fair

on 08/21/2018 2:00 AM
The big Kentucky Sires Stakes championship program, set for Sunday, Sept. 16 at the Red Mile, will be the centerpiece of the Fayette County Fair, with a special post time of 3 p.m. for the races. "This will be one of the biggest fall parties in the Bluegrass," said Brian Miller, president and CEO of the Lexington Sports Commission, which supports and attracts new sports events for Kentucky,...
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Conversation with New Zealander Dexter Dunn

on 08/21/2018 2:00 AM
Dexter Dunn is only 28 years old, but his accomplishments as a harness racing driver belie his age. The New Zealand native, who arrived in the U.S. last week to spend the next several weeks (at least) competing in North America, won his first race a dozen years ago and has continued to accumulate victories at a record pace in his homeland. A native of Christchurch, Dunn led New Zealand's pr...
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Lazarus N tops field of 10 in Can. Pacing Derby

on 08/21/2018 2:00 AM
The Canadian debut of Lazarus N will have to wait until Saturday, Sept. 1 at Woodbine Mohawk Park.   The entry box for this year's Canadian Pacing Derby closed Tuesday morning with 10 older pacers entered, meaning eliminations will not be necessary this weekend. The star-studded group of 10 advance directly to the $600,000 final on Sept. 1.   ‘The Wonder from Down Under...
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All-star fields in Maple Leaf Trot elims

on 08/21/2018 2:00 AM
North America’s top older trotters will converge on Woodbine Mohawk Park this Saturday for the eliminations of the Maple Leaf Trot. A group of 16 ‘All-Star’ trotters have been split into a pair of eight horse $40,000 eliminations. The top five finishers from each division will advance to the $651,000 final on Saturday, Sept. 1. Defending champion Hannelore Hanover is back with her eye...
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Phaetosive wins PASS despite Monday tie up

on 08/21/2018 2:00 AM
Nearly scratched after tying up Monday, Phaetosive turned in a gritty first-over performance that carried her to victory in Tuesday’s $165,038 Pennsylvania Sires Stake at The Meadows. The event for 3-year-old filly trotters, known as the Meadow Bright, was contested over two divisions, with Miss Jubilee Hill taking the other split. Following her second-place finish in the Hambletonian Oak...
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