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Drop in class sends In Secret to Philly victory

on 09/13/2018 2:00 AM
The Deweycheatumnhowe gelding In Secret, glad to be away from the likes of Homicide Hunter, Guardian Angel As and Marion Marauder and in the $18,000 featured trot on Thursday at Harrah's Philadelphia, showed his appreciation by taking a new mark of 1:52.3.   Yannick Gingras let Gold Medal Swan and Tyson argue through and past the :27.3 opening quarter, then moved quickly to gain the...
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New Weekend Preview now available!

on 09/13/2018 2:00 AM
Manchego bested Atlanta in the Casual Breeze in the first match-up of 2018 between the two 3-year-old filly trotter heavyweights, and they'll line up together for the second time in Saturday night's Elegantimage at Mohawk Park. They'll be joined by newly-crowned Pennsylvania champ Phaetosive so it likely will be a contentious event. That story and more about the stakes-laden card at Mohawk can ...
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2FT Woodside Charm sets 1:53.4 mark at Stga

on 09/13/2018 2:00 AM
Woodside Charm shattered the North American record for 2-year-old trotting fillies at Saratoga Casino Hotel on Thursday afternoon (Sept. 13). Drawing the rail in the $81,750 New York Sire Stakes event, Woodside Charm brought a three-for-three lifetime record into the start. Bet down as the race’s 1-5 favorite, the freshman filly played "catch me if you can" with trainer Verlin Yoder in th...
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Major Leaguer takes 1:50.4 lifetime best

on 09/13/2018 2:00 AM
Major Leaguer overcame an early deficit to go the mile of his life in the $16,000 winners-over pacing feature at Plainridge Park on Thursday afternoon (Sept. 13). Quick Shot (Drew Campbell) took early command and flashed to the half in :54.1. At that point, four horses were already out and moving, with Major Leaguer (Jimmy Whittemore) second-over in the pack. Bet You (Eddie Davis Jr.) was c...
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Kakaley sweeps Pocono features

on 09/12/2018 2:00 AM
Driver Matt Kakaley won four races on the Tuesday night card at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, including two of the three $15,000 featured events, one on the trot and two on the pace–with both pacers getting their first victories of the year.   Rain came to the mountain oval late on the Tuesday card, with the track downgraded to "good" by the time Kakaley teamed with the trottin...
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Update on Ont. breeders lawsuit re: SARP

on 09/12/2018 2:00 AM
Standardbred Canada's Trot Insider has compiled this comprehensive report from Day 2 of the proceedings in regard to the civil lawsuit that a group of Ontario Standardbred breeders have filed against the Province of Ontario and the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation over the cancellation of the former Slots at Racetracks Program.   The civil lawsuit is before the Ontario Superio...
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Crystal Fashion finds winning style

on 09/12/2018 2:00 AM
Crystal Fashion has not led any of his races this year prior to the final quarter-mile, but it's become crystal clear the gelding can find a way to win from there. Few 3-year-old trotters have kicked home better than Crystal Fashion, who has eight wins and three second-place finishes in 12 races this season.   Over his past five races, no horse has trotted the final quarter-mile fas...
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NY Night of Champions draw streamed live

on 09/12/2018 2:00 AM
The New York Sires Stakes and Yonkers Raceway will be live streaming the draw for the 2018 "Night of Champions," via Facebook on Monday, Sept. 17. The finals for New York State's premier harness racing program for 2 and 3 year olds, known as the "Night of Champions," is set to take place the following Saturday, Sept. 22. The eight-race event will hand out $1.8 million in purse money.  ...
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Interested in racing educational programs?

on 09/12/2018 2:00 AM
Do you have a group of young people who would like to learn about harness racing and Standardbreds? 4-H, FFA, scouts, Pony Club, riding stables, schools, or other horse-loving crowds? Then the Harness Horse Youth Foundation has great news for 2019! The organization is exploring new venues for its award-winning programs and looking to expand the reach of its educational efforts. From open ho...
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Update on Ont. Breeders lawsuit re: SARP

on 09/12/2018 2:00 AM
Standardbred Canada's Trot Inside is at Ontario Superior Court Wednesday in Brampton covering Day 3 of the proceedings in regard to the civil lawsuit that a group of Ontario Standardbred breeders have filed against the Province of Ontario and the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation over the cancellation of the former Slots at Racetracks Program. Monday (Sept. 10) marked the fir...
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$2 million KYSS finals Sunday at Red Mile

on 09/12/2018 2:00 AM
The best of harness racing in the Bluegrass will be on display Sunday afternoon, Sept. 16, at The Red Mile when the historic Lexington racetrack hosts the $2 million Kentucky Sires Stakes (KYSS) finals. The 10-race card gets underway at 3 p.m. (EDT) and is the centerpiece of the new Fayette County Fair that will run from noon until 6 p.m. Sunday afternoon's 10-race race card features the ei...
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3YO fillies featured in Liberty Bell stakes

on 09/12/2018 2:00 AM
Three-year-old fillies were featured in $30,000 divisions of the Liberty Bell stakes series at Harrah's Philadelphia on Wednesday afternoon, with three divisions for trotters and two for pacers. 3YO TROTTING FILLIES Bella Glos, who made a break as the favorite in the recent PA Stallion Series final, recovered in fine fashion Wednesday, taking a new mark of 1:54. Some late first turn confu...
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Melodies Major sets Batavia record in NYSS

on 09/12/2018 2:00 AM
Two divisions of New York Sire Stake (NYSS) 2-year-old colt and gelding pacers were in town on Wednesday (Sept. 12) to compete for $109,000 in purses at Batavia Downs and in the first $54,500 split, Melodies Major (Art Major-Hilarious) left a lasting impression on the locals by setting a new track record. Bicorne Hanover (Matt Kakaley) left from post one and opened up a quick two-length adv...
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Lather Up tabbed favorite in Jug Future #1

on 09/11/2018 2:00 AM
Lather Up and Courtly Choice are the top choices in the Little Brown Jug Future Pool #1.   Lather Up has been tapped the 3-1 favorite based on his recent win in the $275,000 Ohio Sires Stakes final in track record 1:49.3 over the sloppy track at Scioto Downs. The homebred son of I'm Gorgeous has won $738,965 for Gary and Barbara Iles. Lather Up has won 14 of 19 career starts including the...
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Great items available at Pre-Jug Charity Party

on 09/11/2018 2:00 AM
The annual charity auction to benefit New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program and the Delaware County Fair will be held Wednesday, Sept. 19, in conjunction with the Pre-Jug Party immediately following the Jugette. Over 125 items and services will be offered in a silent auction via mobile bidding followed by a live auction of 10 premier items at 7:30 p.m. People will be able to view the ite...
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NYSS 2YO colt pacers in 2 splits at Batavia

on 09/11/2018 2:00 AM
The eighth and final "regular season" visit of the New York Sires Stakes (NYSS) to Batavia Downs brings the 2-year-old pacing colts and geldings to Genesee County on Wednesday to compete in two divisions for a total of $109,000 dollars. The Batavia Downs track record for 2-year-old pacing colts is 1:54.2 and that standard is definitely in danger of going down.   The NYSS events are c...
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Morrisville sale continuing aftercare plan

on 09/11/2018 2:00 AM
Beginning in 2016, Harness Horse Breeders of New York State and the Morrisville Equine Institute took on a new initiative for Standardbred aftercare. At that time all Morrisville Yearling Sale consignors pledged support of the new initiative and joined in supporting NY-bred aftercare.   In 2018 alone the program has provided help to 19 horses. Funds were used for bail and to cover shippin...
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Mohawk Park to honor Atlanta Saturday

on 09/11/2018 2:00 AM
Superstar trotting filly Atlanta will be honored this Saturday night at Woodbine Mohawk Park for her victory in this year's Hambletonian.   The Rick Zeron trained 3-year-old trotting filly will be competing in Saturday's $340,000 Elegantimage, which is part of the $1.8 million Canadian Trotting Classic card.   The first 1,000 fans to arrive at Mohawk Park for live racing will ...
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Courtly Choice preps for Jug with 1:52 win

on 09/11/2018 2:00 AM
Meadowlands Pace champion Courtly Choice prepped for next week's Little Brown Jug with a 1:52 win in a qualifier Tuesday morning at Harrah's Philadelphia with regular driver David Miller in the sulky. The colt set all the fractions, going :28 to the quarter, :55.4 to the half and 1:24.2 to three-quarters over a surface labeled "good." "The rail wasn't that great, so Dave kept him two wide the w...
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Stakes-laden card Saturday at Mohawk Park

on 09/11/2018 2:00 AM
Over $2 million in purses will be up for grabs on a stakes-filled program this Saturday at Woodbine Mohawk Park. The $665,000 Canadian Trotting Classic for 3-year-olds is the evening’s richest event and one of eight stakes races (four finals, four eliminations) on the card. The $400,000 William Wellwood Memorial (2-year-old trotters), $385,000 Peaceful Way (2-year-old trotting fillies) an...
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