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Hervey Hanover fastest in Simpson with 1:53 win

on 09/28/2018 2:00 AM
Two-year-old colts were featured in over $190,000 of John Simpson Sr. stakes action at Harrah’s Philadelphia, with Yonkers’ leading driver, Jason Bartlett, taking a rare excursion to metro Philly and winning the first division of the colt action on both the trot and the pace. Captain Malicious dominated his division of the pacing contests, going right to the front for Bartlett and posting f...
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Mach It A Par takes Yonkers mare feature

on 09/28/2018 2:00 AM
Favored Mach It A Par (Jason Bartlett, $4.10) prevailed from the pocket Friday night (Sept. 28), winning Yonkers Raceway’s $44,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace. Making the first lead from assigned post position No. 4, Mach It A Par gave it up to second choice Newborn Sassy (Eric Goodell) before a :27.2 opening quarter-mile. That one rated a :29.1 second subsection (:56.3 intermission) be...
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Zero Tolerance fastest in Bluegrass 2FP

on 09/28/2018 2:00 AM
Joe Holloway trainee Zero Tolerance vaulted from off cover and nailed pacesetter Queen Of The Pride to win the second of three divisions of the $273,100 Artspeak Bluegrass 2-year-old filly pace, sponsored by the Artspeak Syndicate and Winbak Farm, in 1:51 on Friday at The Red Mile.  Driver David Miller positioned the daughter of Heston Blue Chip-Feelinglikeastar in fifth as Queen Of The Pr...
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Cloud Nine Fashion still perfect in six starts

on 09/28/2018 2:00 AM
Overcoming post 10, the Jim Campbell-trained Muscle Hill filly Cloud Nine Fashion stayed undefeated with a 1:55.3 victory, her sixth win career, in the fourth of four divisions for the $373,000 Norman Woolworth Memorial Bluegrass 2-Year-Old Filly Trot Friday night at The Red Mile.   The 8-5 favorite floated away seventh to the quarter while Sister's Promise progressed past early...
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Longtime horseman Dan Bowermaster dies

on 09/28/2018 2:00 AM
Longtime Standardbred trainer, driver, and owner Dan Bowermaster, 67, of DeLeon Springs, Fla., passed away on Sunday, Sept. 23. He was born in Fairfield, Iowa on Jan. 17, 1951, to the late Willard and Marjorie Bowermaster.   Mr. Bowermaster was a friend to all that knew him with a passion for the harness racing industry. He started working with horses at the age of 12 and began his drivin...
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Woodbine announces new integrity conditions

on 09/27/2018 2:00 AM
Woodbine Entertainment today announced new stakes conditions to be implemented for the 2019 Standardbred racing season. The new conditions reflect Woodbine Entertainment’s commitment to strengthening integrity in the sport. The updated rules have been approved by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) and Central Ontario Standardbred Association (COSA).   Effective January ...
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Backstretch With Gordon: You Belong To Me

on 09/27/2018 2:00 AM
Yesterday morning when I arrived at The Red Mile it was 74 degrees. Today it was 61 degrees. It's only supposed to top out at 66 today so it's gonna be a chilly one tonight for night one of the two-week Grand Circuit stand. When I went to sleep last night rain wasn't in the forecast today, but this morning there is now a chance for some of the wet stuff this afternoon. But then it's supposed t...
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Thursday Lexington Preview now available

on 09/27/2018 2:00 AM
HarnessRacing Preview's special Lexington issue is now available. Spotlighting Thursday night's opening card of the two-week Grand Circuit stand at The Red Mile, we spoke to Jimmy Takter, Andy Miller and Peter Wrenn about their starters.   We have the program pages for the Bluegrass stakes divisions on Thursday's card. Please click here to go straight to the FREE download of Har...
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Tetrick heads to Dayton just shy of $200 million

on 09/27/2018 2:00 AM
Tim Tetrick is on the verge of extending his record for consecutive $10-million seasons to 12--he needs $251,403 to accomplish the feat-- and is grateful to drive a group of workmanlike horses that have helped get him there.   "I'm enjoying my run," said the 36-year-old Tetrick, who sits atop this year's driver standings for purses with $9.74 million and ranks fourth in North American har...
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E Dee's Well Said seeks more in Keystone Classic

on 09/27/2018 2:00 AM
When Christen Pantaleano dropped E Dee's Well Said into last week's Jugette, some observers might have concluded the trainer had "Jugette Fever" and was racing just to say she did. Her filly's credentials-- success in late closers at The Meadows, second in the Pennsylvania Sires Stake consolation--didn't seem to justify a battle with the finest 3-year-old fillies in the sport.   ...
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McNair to represent Canada in WDC

on 09/27/2018 2:00 AM
By virtue of four wins in tournament races, Doug McNair claimed the 2018 National Driving Championship, presented by Standardbred Canada, on Wednesday night at Grand River Raceway.   McNair will represent Canada alongside 2017 World Driving Champion James MacDonald in the 2019 World Driving Championship, to be held in Sweden next May.   A winner of more than 3,000 races and cl...
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Foiled Again in Saturday Invite at Shenandoah

on 09/27/2018 2:00 AM
Foiled Again, the richest horse in harness racing history, will head to Virginia's scenic Shenandoah Valley this Saturday in search of victory number 104. The 14-year-old Dragon Again gelding is the early 4-5 favorite in the fourth race, a $10,000 Aged Invitational Pace at Shenandoah Downs in Woodstock.   Foiled Again will leave from post five with driver Chris Shaw in the sulky. The...
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MacDonald poised for big OSS Grassroots night

on 09/27/2018 2:00 AM
The duo of driver James MacDonald and trainer Mark Steacy are sitting pretty heading into Saturday's $400,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots Championships at Woodbine Mohawk Park.   MacDonald, who sits sixth in the Lampman Cup standings, has a drive in all eight of Saturday's $50,000 finals and will team up with Johnston Cup leading trainer Steacy in five of the finals.   The Stea...
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Time Is Fleeting fastest in Saratoga co-features

on 09/27/2018 2:00 AM
There were co-features on the Thursday card at Saratoga Casino Hotel for New York-sired trotters and each of the three divisions went for a purse of $10,000. Time Is Fleeting (Lucky Chucky) was the fastest of the three winners and also paid the biggest price among the trio of co-features. Jimmy Devaux piloted Time Is Fleeting for trainer Dave Dewhurst and worked hard early in the mile to se...
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Renaissance Lady K leads Simpson winners

on 09/27/2018 2:00 AM
The John Simpson Sr. stakes series, honoring the late Hall of Fame horseman and executive, got underway at Harrah’s Philadelphia on Thursday afternoon with two-year-old filly action, with over $190,000 in combined purses for three divisions of pacers and two of trotters.   In the first pace, the Well Said- Lady’s Portrait filly Renaissance Lady K was sent to the front by driver ...
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Cantab Fashion fastest in Bluegrass

on 09/27/2018 2:00 AM
Jim Campbell trainee Cantab Fashion collected his fourth consecutive win when trotting to an open-length 1:55.3 victory in the final division of the $343,000 Uncle Peter Bluegrass 2-Year-Old Colt and Gelding Trot, sponsored by Hickory Lane Horse Farms, on Thursday at The Red Mile. Away fourth at the quarter, Cantab Fashion sat off a :29.2 opening quarter set by 3-2 favorite Prospect Hill be...
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Atlanta finishes second in Mohawk Preferred

on 09/26/2018 2:00 AM
Hambletonian champion Atlanta battled heavy rain and older rivals to finish second in Tuesday’s (Sept. 25) $26,180 Preferred at Woodbine Mohawk Park. The 4-year-old trotting mare Royal Witch delivered a top-notch effort in the rain to pull off a 12-1 upset victory in 1:56.1 for driver Yannick Gingras and trainer Ben Baillargeon. Dunbar Hall fronted the field of six into the backstretch...
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Roy has big Ontario Sires Stakes day

on 09/26/2018 2:00 AM
It is not every day a driver can win Ontario Sires Stakes Gold Series events at two different racetracks, but Louis Philippe Roy accomplished the feat on Tuesday evening (Sept. 25), steering 2-year-old trotting filly Blue Magic to a win at Flamboro Downs and 3-year-old pacing filly Shower Play to a victory at Woodbine Mohawk Park. Roy kicked off his winning evening at Flamboro Dow...
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Uncle Peter filly tops Buckeye at $33,000

on 09/26/2018 2:00 AM
On Tuesday (Sept. 25) Indeed A Dream was exactly that for her breeders when the daughter of Uncle Peter-Iam Spikes Wish brought the sum of $33,000 at the 2018 Buckeye Classic Yearling Sale in Springfield, Ohio. Consigned by Trotting Traditions LLC, Indeed A Dream was purchased by Jim Arledge Jr. as agent and demonstrates the popularity of her sire in the Buckeye State, as the 9-year-old wor...
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Backstretch With Gordon: Season 16 premier

on 09/26/2018 2:00 AM
Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends. We're so glad you could attend, come inside, come inside. Yep, it's the premier of Season 16 of Backstretch With Gordon and, unlike Penny, Leonard, Sheldon and Amy, my contract with Boss Kathy states there will be a Season 17. And with strong continuing sponsorship from Steve and Cindy Stewart's Hunterton Sales Agency, looks like you're s...
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