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SBOA issues response to Big M's dates request

on 10/11/2018 2:00 AM
Mark Ford, president of the Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey, has issued the following response to the Meadowlands press release Thursday noting it had asked for a 68-day race meet in 2019:   "Contrary to our ongoing dialogue with the Meadowlands, we were not given any notice and were as much surprised as anyone to read their release indicating that they were...
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International Trot, Invites in Weekend Preview!

on 10/11/2018 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway hosts the $1 million International Trot on Saturday, as well as a pair of $250,000 invitationals, and the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview has all the stories. While the stars are out for the International, with a trio of North-American based trotters taking on eight Europeans, also in action in the Harry Harvey Invitational Trot is Homicide Hunter, the world's fastest...
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Indiana revamps Sires Stakes program in 2019

on 10/11/2018 2:00 AM
With the 2018 race meet starting to wrap up at Hoosier Park Racing and Casino in Anderson, the Indiana Standardbred Breed Development Advisory Committee, Indiana Standardbred Advisory Board and interested horsemen met on Oct. 10 to look ahead to 2019.  At the top of everyone’s list for 2019 was to look at the signature Indiana Sires Stakes program and how to make improvements to this alr...
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Jack Vernon scores in 1:53.2 in Philly feature

on 10/11/2018 2:00 AM
Jack Vernon had to overcome a tough first-over journey in the $18,000 featured trot at Harrah’s Philadelphia on Thursday afternoon (Oct. 11), but the fast Muscle Hill gelding not only did so, but came within a fifth of a second of his lifetime best in a 1:53.2 mile. Favorite Tyson took command early, then submitted to a brushing move by New Jersey Viking past the :27.3 opener. The new l...
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Shake That house BC bound after 1:50.2 win?

on 10/10/2018 2:00 AM
The 2-year-old American Ideal-Shake That Junk colt Shake That House might well have earned himself a spot in his division's Breeders Crown elimination ten days hence at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, coming within three-fifths of a second of his divisional world record by winning a $15,000 pace Tuesday in 1:50.2 over the mountain oval.   The winner, a three-quarter broth...
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Northmedo Mission sets Northfield track record

on 10/10/2018 2:00 AM
Northmedo Mission became the fasted sophomore gelding trotter in the history of Northfield Park when he won a $10,500 conditioned trot in 1:53.3 on Tuesday night.   The previous mark was 1:54.3 and held by both Star Buster (Aaron Merriman) in 2017 and Get The Cash (Greg Grismore) in 2018.   Mike Medors trains the trotter for owner Northmedo Stable of Painesville, Ohio. Aa...
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NYSS, OHSS champs to clash in Courageous Lady

on 10/10/2018 2:00 AM
Two fillies that have proven to be best in their respective states will collide Saturday night in the $125,000 Courageous Lady at Northfield Park. The Grand Circuit race is an open event for North America's top 3-year-old filly pacers and once again has attracted an impressive slate of talent.   Wisdom Tree, the Empire State monster, was not staked to the race but her connectio...
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Favorites dominate in second leg of MASS

on 10/10/2018 2:00 AM
There were no real surprises in the $162,300 second leg of the Massachusetts Sire Stakes (MASS) for 3-year-olds at Plainridge Park on Tuesday afternoon (Oct. 9) as all five first leg winners repeated; four of them heavy favorites and four of them in runaway fashion. Driver Shawn Gray had a huge afternoon, leading all other reinsmen by winning three of the five series races. The heavy ...
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Paal returns to US to drive Ringostarr Trebb

on 10/10/2018 2:00 AM
It's been six years since Wim Paal competed in the U.S. and his return will not go unnoticed. Paal, a 58-year-old native of Germany, is back to drive European standout Ringostarr Treb in Saturday's $1 million Yonkers International Trot at Empire City Casino's Yonkers Raceway. Ringostarr Treb, the winner of Sweden's prestigious Elitloppet in May, is the 4-1 second choice on the morning line...
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Takter aims Ariana G at International Trot

on 10/10/2018 2:00 AM
Training wrapped up on a hot and humid morning Sunday at the Red Mile. There were few clouds to provide cover from the beaming sunshine; the old barns and trees in the backstretch providing a reprieve from the sweltering conditions.   Jimmy Takter brought a horse in off the track and returned to his barn around 10 a.m. Relaxed a day after sending Lazarus N to a second-place finish i...
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James Murray dies at age 60

on 10/10/2018 2:00 AM
James "Jimmy" Scott Murray, 60, of Chesterfield, N.J., died Saturday, Sept. 29 at his home.   There will be a celebration of life held at The Chesterfield Inn on Saturday, Oct. 13, at 1 p.m.   Mr. Murray was born in Lewiston, Maine, to Elizabeth "Betty" and John Murray on July 14, 1958. He went to high school at East Bridgewater High School in East Bridgewater, ...
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Sweet Lou's 2019 stud fee raised to $12,500

on 10/10/2018 2:00 AM
Diamond Creek Farm is pleased to announce that champion pacer Sweet Lou's 2019 stud fee will be raised to $12,500.   The combined sales and racing success of Sweet Lou's offspring provides exceptional value to those who supported the horse in his first couple of crops. With stakes winners like Blood Money, Pyro, Lyons Nighthawk, and She's Alright, Sweet Lou is currently in the top t...
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Victoria's Maverick, Just Enuf Sass win MASS

on 10/09/2018 2:00 AM
The second leg of the Massachusetts Sire Stakes for freshman state-breds was held at Plainridge Park on Monday with five divisions vying for $159,736 in purse money. Among the solid efforts put in by all the winners, Victoria's Maverick and Just Enuf Sass took center stage and both replaced standing stakes and track records in their divisions while setting new personal bests in the process. ...
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Kentucky Downs applies for new harness track

on 10/09/2018 2:00 AM
The ownership of Kentucky Downs has filed an application with the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission to build a Standardbred track to be named Oak Grove Meadows on 80 acres near the intersection of Interstate 24 and U.S. 41-A in close proximity to Fort Campbell and Clarksville, Tenn. Kentucky Downs is committing $45 million to the Oak Grove project and plans to spend an additional $25 million in a m...
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Marion Marauder favored in Yonkers International

on 10/09/2018 2:00 AM
Marion Marauder, who finished second in last year's $1 million Yonkers International Trot, is the 3-1 morning-line favorite in Saturday's 40th edition of the invitational, which will be raced at 1 1/4 miles at Empire City Casino's Yonkers Raceway. The 5-year-old stallion, representing Canada, was made the top choice after getting post No. 1 on Tuesday at the event's draw and press confere...
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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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