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Standardbred Horse Sales "Stable Stars" contest

on 10/22/2018 2:00 AM
In conjunction with its Annual Yearling Sale in Harrisburg, Standardbred Horse Sales Company is pleased to announce the 2018 edition of its popular "Stable Stars" Contest. Contestants will predict the knock-down sales prices of 16 Harrisburg yearlings to be sold on Monday, Nov. 5.   An online entry form can be completed from a link on the Home Page of The Black Book website (www.theblackb...
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Breeders Crown fields; 2 races still to be drawn

on 10/22/2018 2:00 AM
With a record 24 Breeders Crown eliminations in the books from the weekend, here are the final fields for the $6 million Breeders Crown finals on Sat., Oct. 27.   The $500,000 Breeders Crown Open Trot and the $430,000 Breeders Crown Open Pace will be drawn Tues., Oct. 23 at the press conference. The draw will be live streamed on The Mohegan Sun at Pocono home page.   Ten ...
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Shartin N eyes earnings record in BC Mare Pace

on 10/22/2018 2:00 AM
A pacing mare has never won a million dollars in a single season, but that could change in the coming weeks thanks to Shartin N.   The 5-year-old Shartin N has won 17 of 22 races this season and earned $833,361. She races Saturday in the $270,000 Breeders Crown Mare Pace at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono and could surpass Dreamfair Eternal's seasonal earnings record for a pac...
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Kauffman drives 3,000th career winner

on 10/22/2018 2:00 AM
Thanks On the occasion of his 3,000th lifetime win in the fifth race at Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway on Monday afternoon, driver Kayne Kauffman took a few moments to reflect on his career. "Things are going much smoother for me now than they did in my first drive -- when I just turned 16. I drove Riverview Romance at my hometown Greenville Fair and I won -- sort of -- finished first but w...
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Taylor Swiftly brings love story to Plainridge

on 10/22/2018 2:00 AM
The third leg of the Massachusetts Sire Stakes (MASS) for first-year state-breds resumed at Plainridge Park on Monday after a one week break and offered four divisions vying for $163,434 in total purse money. First-time series starter Taylor Swiftly and two-time series winner Simple Kaos took different paths to victory but both turned in dominating performances. Scott Zeron took Taylor Swiftly of...
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Foiled Again wins 105th race at Harrington

on 10/22/2018 2:00 AM
Legendary pacer and the richest Standardbred of all-time, Foiled Again ($12, Montrell Teague), notched his 105th career win Monday at Harrington Raceway in 1:55.1 in a $10,000 conditioned race. The venerable pacer took the lead near the quarter-mile and dug in gamely to hold off all comers to a half-length victory, one of four for Teague on the program. It was a fitting finish for his stop...
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Guardian Angel AS, Top Flight Angel win elims

on 10/21/2018 2:00 AM
Guardian Angel AS and Top Flight Angel recorded commanding wins in their respective $25,000 Breeders Crown or Open Trot elims at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono on Oct. 20.   In the first elim, Matt Kakaley steered Guardian Angel AS to victory after taking the lead after the :28.1 first quarter set by Pinkman. Guardian Angel AS easily came from third to take control of the race, goi...
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Steve Williams, White Birch Farm manager dies

on 10/21/2018 2:00 AM
Steve Williams, 60, the longtime, hands-on manager at White Birch Farm in New Jersey, died Sunday morning, reportedly suffering a heart attack. He had attended the Breeders Crown eliminations at Pocono the night before. Williams was responsible for the foaling and raising of such champion Harness Horses as Bee A Magician and Captaintreacherous, and the pacing mare Darlin's Delight. He had b...
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SBOA of NJ holds annual meeting, gives updates

on 10/21/2018 2:00 AM
The Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey’s annual board of director’s meeting and election was held on Friday (Oct 19) at Freehold Raceway. The committee summary reports were given by the board of directors. Mike Gulotta reported that the Pension Funds are benefiting from the change of investment managers with returns better than expected and funds in line w...
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Ohio Fair Championships held at Northfield

on 10/21/2018 2:00 AM
Maybe the weather didn't cooperate but everything else fell into place on a wet and windy Saturday (Oct. 20) as the Ohio Fair Championships for 2- and 3-year-olds were contested in eight $25,000 races at Northfield Park. It was the end of the 2018 Fair season in Ohio for many of the year's best at the Fairs and Joyce McClelland's This Year's Best (Ryan Stahl) trotted to a 13th vi...
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George Brennan drives 10,000th winner

on 10/20/2018 2:00 AM
Driver George Brennan won the 10,000th race of his career Friday night (Oct. 19), doing so at his second home, Yonkers Raceway.  Brennan, who entered the night with 9,998 wins, immediately knocked off the ‘to do’ list when he took down the chalky daily double in the down-the-road fashion. Top Of The Mark ($6) won in the $17,000 pacing opener in 1:54.3, his second consecutive win after...
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Safe From Terror, Another Breath win in Dayton

on 10/20/2018 2:00 AM
Safe From Terror and Another Breath shared the Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway spotlight on Friday (Oct. 19) by copping the co-featured open events. Heavily-favored Safe From Terror (Aaron Merriman, $3.20), a 6-year-old daughter of Western Terror who became a millionaire in July, outdueled a stubborn pacesetting American Girl (Dan Noble) by a nose in a 1:53.2 mile over a damp ...
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NY news from Friday at Vernon, Batavia

on 10/20/2018 2:00 AM
Jaclyn Hanover (John MacDonald) captured the Vernon Downs $6,500 featured fillies and mares pace on Friday. Love Live Laugh (Jimmy Whittemore) took the lead before hitting the first quarter in :26.2. Jaclyn Hanover ($6.20) followed in the pocket as Love Live Laugh continued to control the pace hitting the half in :55.3 and three-quarters in 1:24.1. Jaclyn Hanover, who is owned and trai...
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Draws held for Breeders Crown finals for 2YOs

on 10/20/2018 2:00 AM
Draws for post positions for the Breeders Crown 2-year-old events were held Friday night, following the eliminations at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. All finals will be contested Saturday night, Oct. 27, at Pocono. Eliminations for 3 year olds and older horses will be contested Saturday night, Oct. 20. $600,000 2YO Colt Pace 1 – *Proof – Brian Brown – David Miller 2 -- *No Mas A...
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Trotting filly tops Hoosier Classic at $125,000

on 10/20/2018 2:00 AM
The Hoosier Classic Yearling Sale concluded on Saturday afternoon in Indianapolis, with two horses selling for six-figure prices in the second session. Hip 302, Bluebird Keepsake, a filly by Swan For All, was purchased by horseman Dan Shetler, acting as agent, with a bid of $125,000. Consigned by Bluebird Meadows, the filly is the first foal of the Yankee Glide mare Changed It All 3, 1:56, whos...
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Atlanta, Plunge Blue Chip win 3FT elims easily

on 10/20/2018 2:00 AM
From start to finish, Atlanta and driver Scott Zeron led the six-horse field and won the second $25,000 Breeders Crown elim for three-year-old trotting fillies on the "sloppy" track at Pocono Downs on Oct. 20, skillfully holding off a late-closing Lily Stride to win in 1:53. The first of the two elims for 3-year-old trotting fillies went to Plunge Blue Chip.   In the second elim, th...
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Tactical Landing, Six Pack take Crown elims

on 10/20/2018 2:00 AM
Favored Tactical Landing with Brian Sears in the sulky kicked off Saturday night Breeders Crown elimination action from Mohegan Sun Pocono, winning the first $25,000 Crown elimination for three-year-old trotting colts in 1:52. Kentucky Futurity champion Six Pack won the second elim by open lengths. Sears moved a Tactical Landing from well back at the three-eighths, battling leader Met’s H...
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Mare Pace elims to Shartin N, Call Me Queen Be

on 10/20/2018 2:00 AM
The ironsided New Zealand pacing mare Shartin N ($4.40) was hustled to the lead over a "sloppy" track Saturday at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, then went on to a one-length victory in her $25,000 elimination of the Open Mare Pace. Call Me Queen Be captured the first elim for pacing mares earlier in the evening. As for Shartin N, the daughter of Tintin In America, who is now tied for seco...
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Emoticon Hanover, NF Happenstance lead mares

on 10/20/2018 2:00 AM
The field for Saturday’s $250,000 Breeders Crown Mare Trot is set after Emoticon Hanover and NF Happenstance won their respective eliminations Saturday night at Pocono. The next three finishers -- Ariana G, Ice Attraction and Celebrity Ruth from the first split and Barn Bella, Pink Pistol and Caprice Hill from the second elimination -- will join the winners, in the final, along with&...
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Dorsoduro Hanover only 3CP fav to win BC elim

on 10/20/2018 2:00 AM
This Is The Plan powered to the front early and wired his competition with a 1:51 performance to take the second of three $25,000 Breeders Crown eliminations for three-year-old colt and gelding pacers at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono on Saturday, Oct. 20. The other elimination winners were Dorsoduro Hanover and Shnitzledosomethin, who upset a Field that included supplement Lather Up....
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