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Hanover Harrisburg yearling videos available

on 10/09/2018 2:00 AM
Videos of the 233 yearlings that Hanover Shoe Farms will be selling at Harrisburg are now available online and can be found at the Farms' website hanoverpa.com.   The yearlings are available for evaluation at the Hanover Fairgrounds daily, except Sunday, beginning at 11 a.m. through Friday, Nov. 2.   They will ship Harrisburg on Saturday, Nov. 3 and will be available...
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Milo Folley Jr. dies in Kentucky at age 75

on 10/09/2018 2:00 AM
Milo D. Folley Jr., of Nicholasville, Ky.,passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Oct. 5. He was 75.   Mr. Folley was a graduate of Wesleyan University in Middletown, Conn. He had returned to Syracuse to study for his master's when a friend introduced him to Marcia. It was the 60s and her beautiful, long, strawberry-blonde hair and miniskirt caught his e...
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Impinktoo tops Lex Mixed Sale at $300,000

on 10/08/2018 2:00 AM
Fresh off her world-record equaling 1:49.4 victory at the Red Mile on Saturday afternoon, the 3-year-old trotting filly Impinktoo topped the inaugural Lexington Selected Mixed Sale, fetching a final bid of $300,000 from Herb Liverman. Liverman was the most active buyer at the sale, also purchasing shares of Muscle Hill and Father Patrick along with Hip 93, the Donato Hanover-sired What A Kn...
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Posts drawn for Saturday’s Yonkers Invites

on 10/08/2018 2:00 AM
Post positions have been drawn for Saturday afternoon’s pair of Yonkers Raceway $250,000 Invitationals, the Harry Harvey Trot and Dan Rooney Pace.  The Harry Harvey goes as the seventh race (post time 3:10 p.m.), immediately before the $1 million Yonkers International Trot @ Empire City Casino. Both are 10-horse fields (eight on the gate, two in the second tier) carded at the mile-...
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Simpson splits highlight Philly Columbus Day card

on 10/08/2018 2:00 AM
A special Monday afternoon card at Harrah’s Philadelphia featured $200,000 worth of stakes action in John Simpson Sr. events for 3-year-old colts, with horses of both gaits contesting three divisions. First to the track were the pacers, with the Somebeachsomewhere gelding No Easy Day finding the race living up to his name but still prevailing in 1:51.1. Driver David Miller quarter-moved w...
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Monday Mohawk card cut short due to heavy fog

on 10/08/2018 2:00 AM
Round one of the Harvest Series began, but didn’t finish as Monday night’s card at Woodbine Mohawk Park was cut short. Heavy fog forced Monday’s 10-race card to be abandoned following the third-race.   A pair of $17,000 first-leg divisions of the Harvest Series for Ontario sired two-year-old pacing fillies were to be contested. Only the first division was contested before the ...
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Vic Kirby drives 5 winners at Harrington Monday

on 10/08/2018 2:00 AM
Harrington Raceway's leading driver, Victor Kirby, won five races on the Monday program. Kirby, who currently leads the meet's driver standings over Mike Cole and Art Stafford Jr., got to work quickly with back-to-back wins in the 2nd and 3rd races with Sprocket ($3.80) and People Are Crazy ($11.40). Kirby later piloted Southwind Jensen ($4) and Cool Reward ($5.60) for the grand slam. ...
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Barn Star fastest in Saratoga series

on 10/08/2018 2:00 AM
There were five divisions of the first leg of the Jim Derue Memorial Trotting Series contested on Monday’s matinee card at Saratoga Casino Hotel. Each division went for a purse of $10,000 and was comprised of trotters five years old and younger with lifetime earnings of less than $40,000 ($50,000 for fillies and mares.) Barn Star (Conway Hall) was the fastest among the leg one winners of ...
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Burke/Page sweep OSS Veteran championships

on 10/07/2018 2:00 AM
Trainer Ron Burke and driver Chris Page teamed up to sweep all four $60,000 Ohio Sires Stakes Veteran championships for 4-year-old and up trotters and pacers of both genders on Saturday night at Northfield Park.  Rosemary Rose prevailed in 1:50.4 in the $60,000 OSS contest for pacing mares after a perfect two-hole trip. The 4-year-old daughter by Foreclosure N left the gate as the 9-5 favo...
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Records set on big stakes card at Northfield

on 10/07/2018 2:00 AM
On Saturday, Northfield Park hosted eight $40,000 divisions of Buckeye Stallion Series Championships and four $60,000 Ohio Sires Stakes (OSS) Championships for 4-year-olds and up.  The stakes racing action led to a track record being set for freshman gelding pacers and a tied mark for 5-and-up trotting geldings. Yankee Boots won the evening’s fourth race, the $40,000 Buckeye Stallion Ser...
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Freshmen find spots in Ont. Sires Stakes finals

on 10/07/2018 2:00 AM
Eleventh hour victories secured a post season berth for both Sweet Young Thing and Keystone Concrete as the 2-year-old pacing colts and fillies wrapped up their Gold Series regular season at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Saturday evening. With 38 points, Sweet Young Thing was sitting just below the cut off for next weekend’s $225,000 Super final when she lined up behind the starting gate for th...
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Legendary Ron (Burke) wins PA Fair final

on 10/07/2018 2:00 AM
Legendary Ron entered Saturday’s Pa. Fair final off three straight victories. Moreover, he was teamed for the first time with another legendary Ron — trainer Ron Burke. That combination proved unbeatable, as Legendary Ron drew off late to capture the $25,000 final for 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers. The Meadows hosted all eight Fairs championships Saturday and collaborated with the ...
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Lexington Selected Sale finishes strong

on 10/07/2018 2:00 AM
A full brother to Chin Chin Hall topped the final session of the five-day Lexington Selected Yearling Sale. Bred and consigned by Walnut Hall Ltd., the yearling named Coventry Hall lit up the bid board at $210,000. Keld Gregersen of Denmark purchased the colt, who is also a three-quarter brother to the great Cantab Hall. Another trotting yearling with a royal pedigree, a filly by ...
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Backstretch With Gordon: It's a wrap!

on 10/07/2018 2:00 AM
I'm not saying the track at The Red Mile Saturday afternoon was fast, but after the races were over I went down and ran a lap around the historic oval and I timed my mile in 4:00!! How about that speed show yesterday? Impinkoo starts it off in Race 1 with a 1:49.4 effort that tied the world record for 3-year-old filly trotters. Then the 3-year-old filly pacer Double A Mint goes 1:47.3. McWi...
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Ice Attraction trots to new WR in Allerage

on 10/07/2018 2:00 AM
The Ake Svanstedt-trained Muscle Hill mare Ice Attraction reeled into a fast pace late in the mile and slid clear of competition in progress to a 1:50.1 world-record victory in the $72,000 Libfeld & Katz Breeding Partnership Allerage Farms Mare Trot, sponsored by Al Libfeld & Marvin Katz, on Sunday at Red Mile.  Positioned sixth to the quarter, Ice Attraction sat off a :27.2 openin...
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Atlanta wins Kentucky Filly Futurity

on 10/07/2018 2:00 AM
After finishing second in the first heat to Plunge Blue Chip in a world record equaling mile, Hambletonian winner Atlanta took command early and drew clear of her competition to take the $224,000 second heat of the 53rd Kentucky Filly Futurity, sponsored by the Father Patrick Syndicate and Diamond Creek Farms, in 1:51.1. on Sunday at Red Mile. Plunge Blue Chip, the Ake Svanstedt-trained Mus...
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American History, Grand Teton take Tattersalls

on 10/07/2018 2:00 AM
Driver Andrew McCarthy sat patiently with Grand Teton while This Is The Plan blazed around The Red Mile and surged by all his competitors in the stretch to take the second of two divisions for the $225,000 Crawford Farms Tattersalls Pace, sponsored by Al & Michelle Crawford, in 1:48.1 on Sunday. Ideal Feeling circled past This Is The Plan to lead heading through a :26 opening quarter bu...
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Six Pack captures Kentucky Futurity in 1:49.1

on 10/07/2018 2:00 AM
Setting the world record for 3-year-old trotting colts of 1:50 when winning at the Meadowlands earlier this year, Six Pack lowered his mark with a 1:49.1 performance and swept the 126th Kentucky Futurity, sponsored by Hunterton Farms, Stoner Manor Inc. and Menhammer Stuteri Ab, on Sunday at Red Mile.  Trainer-driver Ake Svanstedt got off the gate third behind Crystal Fashion leading th...
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Shartin N sharp in Allerage Mares Pace

on 10/07/2018 2:00 AM
Advancing uncovered into quick fractions set by pacesetter Caviart Ally, Shartin N powered to the front into the stretch and finished under wraps to take the $98,500 Fear The Dragon Allerage Farms Mare Pace, sponsored by Midland Acres, on Sunday at Red Mile.  Caviart Ally left for the top with Pure Country tucking into the pocket ahead of Inverse Hanover yielding for third. Past the quarte...
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Backstretch With Gordon: Ubeautiful day!

on 10/06/2018 2:00 AM
What a beautiful Friday afternoon it was at The Red Mile! I should really say, what a Warrawee Ubeaut Friday afternoon it was! Mark Weaver has owned lots and lots of great horses and won lots and lots of great races over the years, but he told me after Yannick Gingras directed his Ron Burke-trained 2-year-old filly Warrawee Ubeaut to a 1:48.3 win in her International Stallion Stake division, the...
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