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Carmen Ohio takes Ohio Breeders 2FP in 1:55.1

on 09/16/2018 2:00 AM
Delaware, Ohio-based trainer Brian Brown was holding all the cards in the $120,900 Ohio Breeders Championship for freshman filly pacers, taking three of the top four places, including the top two finishers, Carmen Ohio and High Reward. When the starting gate released the field of eight, driver Ryan Stahl sent Carmen Ohio for the lead from post 1. Stablemate High Reward (Ronnie Wrenn, Jr.) was a...
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Always A Prince preps for JBB with HoP record

on 09/15/2018 2:00 AM
Indiana’s top 3-year-old pacing colts were the featured attraction at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino as they squared off in the final round of preliminary stakes action on Friday. After sitting out of the eliminations last week, divisional leader Always A Prince returned to the track in a big kind of way in an $18,000 Indiana Sires Stakes eligible event. With regular pilot Trace Tetrick in ...
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Kindergarten in session Friday at Tioga

on 09/15/2018 2:00 AM
Tioga Downs played host to a leg of the Kindergarten Classic for both 2-year-old pacers and trotters on Friday. All classes raced for a purse of $10,000. Cloud Nine Fashion remained unbeaten with a Kindergarten Classic win in the second division for trotting fillies. Amanda Blue Chip (Scott Zeron) led the field to a first quarter in :28.3. Jezzys Legacy (Ray Schnittker) took her turn taking th...
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Last prelims for Ill. Night of Champions held

on 09/15/2018 2:00 AM
With just over one week to Night of Champions at Hawthorne, the final legs of each series are taking place this weekend. On Friday night, eight of the 13 races on the card had Night of Champions implications. The card kicked off with a field of eight pacers in the first of two divisions of the Robert S. Molaro. With the top five to qualify for next week’s final, the race for Illinois-bred old...
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Little Brown Jug draw delayed until Monday

on 09/15/2018 2:00 AM
The entry box for the 73rd Little Brown Jug will remain open until Monday, Sept. 17 at 10 a.m. The condition sheet on the USTA website listed the Little Brown Jug, with the other races scheduled to be conducted on Thursday, Sept. 20, as having a "three-day box."  "We have a unique situation where our largest stakes events, the Little Brown Jug and Jugette, have a five-day box and the rema...
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Will Will Take Charge earn International invite?

on 09/15/2018 2:00 AM
Bringing Will Take Charge to race in Saturday night’s Open Handicap Trot at Yonkers Raceway isn’t an expedient move for Jeff Gillis. He’s passing up a chance to race in the $200,000 Caesars Trotting Classic at Hoosier Park next week and he was certain to be assigned post eight in the weekly $44,000 trotting feature. However, Gillis made the choice to race the 5-year-old gelding at the Hill...
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New $1 million 2YO trot to have $100k buy-ins

on 09/15/2018 2:00 AM
Owners of The Red Mile, the Hambletonian Society and the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission have announced the creation of a $3 million race day. The event will take place on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, and will include the Commonwealth’s first-ever $1 million race for Standardbreds in The Red Mile Million. "The Red Mile Million is intended to attract the world’s best 2-year-old trotters to Lexi...
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Captain Ahab, Stag Party win Metro elims

on 09/15/2018 2:00 AM
Captain Ahab and Stag Party punched their ticket to next week’s C$890,000 Metro Pace final with impressive victories in Saturday evening's (Sept. 15) eliminations at Woodbine Mohawk Park. A group of 17 two-year-old pacing colts and geldings were split into a pair of $40,000 eliminations. Captain Ahab will head into the Metro Pace final a perfect seven-for-seven after winning his elimination i...
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The Ice Dutchess best in Peaceful Way

on 09/15/2018 2:00 AM
Even money betting favorite The Ice Dutchess made every step a sure one on her way to victory in the $385,000 Peaceful Way final on Saturday evening (Sept. 15) at Woodbine Mohawk Park. The Jimmy Takter trainee won in 1:54.2, three open lengths ahead of her nearest rival, Evident Beauty (David Miller, 4/1). Angies Luckeylady (Trevor Henry), a 51/1 longshot, was a distant third. Evident Beaut...
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Green Manalishi S cruises in Wellwood Mem.

on 09/15/2018 2:00 AM
Trainer Marcus Melander admitted he was a bit nervous before the start of the $400,000 William Wellwood Memorial on Saturday night at Woodbine Mohawk Park. As it turned out, he didn’t need to be. In the seconds leading up to Canada’s richest race for 2-year-old trotters, Melander, who conditions top flight trotter Green Manalishi S, admitted he was battling butterflies before the field of 10...
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Crystal Fashion captures Can. Trotting Classic

on 09/15/2018 2:00 AM
This year’s edition of the $665,000 Canadian Trotting Classic was a hoof-to-hoof heavyweight battle from start to finish, with Crystal Fashion coming out on top in the final strides on Saturday at Woodbine Mohawk Park. Saddled with the daunting post 10, Crystal Fashion, a bay son of Cantab Hall, needed a little racing luck and plenty of grit to get the job done in Canada’s richest tro...
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It’s A Herbie rebounds to win ISS final

on 09/15/2018 2:00 AM
After finishing second in his elimination last week, It’s A Herbie rebounded gamely to find the winner’s circle in the featured event of the evening, the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes final for 2-year-old trotting colts and geldings, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Saturday. Driven, trained, and owned by Verlin Yoder, It’s A Herbie went gate to wire to deliver as the heavy favorite a...
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Napolitano wins 6 at Pocono

on 09/15/2018 2:00 AM
Stars Align A was able to steal off to a big lead by going in :26.4 down the backstretch in the $21,500 pacing feature Saturday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, then held together to fend off the late-charging Music Is Art to win by three-quarters of a length in a personal best 1:50.4. The victorious son of Art Major took advantage of post two in the field of seven and went to the...
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Ima Real Ladys Man upsets in Indiana 2CP final

on 09/14/2018 2:00 AM
Ima Real Ladys Man, with Michael Oosting in the bike, turned in a gritty performance to find the winner’s circle in the featured event of the evening, the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes final for 2-year-old pacing colts and geldings, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Thursday (Sept. 13). Stopping the timer in 1:51.1, Ima Real Ladys Man was able to overcome a tough, first-over trip to pull t...
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Jamieson continues hot streak with 5 wins

on 09/14/2018 2:00 AM
Driver Jody Jamieson has been red-hot over the last month and his outstanding run continued Thursday (Sept. 13) with a five-win night at Woodbine Mohawk Park. Jamieson, who had eight drives on the 11-race program, started his evening strong by sweeping the ‘Early-Double’ with 2-year-old pacing filly Westbeach ($12.40) and 2-year-old trotting colt Trix And Stones ($3.30). The reinsm...
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Moonshiner Hanover scores in 1:55.2 in Dayton

on 09/14/2018 2:00 AM
North America’s leading dash driver Aaron Merriman made a special trip to Hollywood Dayton Raceway on Thursday night (Sept. 13), primarily to sit behind trainer Chris Beaver’s Moonshiner Hanover in the $18,500 Open Trot. The three-hour commute proved worthwhile for Merriman as he guided the 4-year-old son of Andover Hall to a 1:55.2 victory over William Star (Dan Noble) and Elmo Blatc...
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Polisseni talks about her trotting filly Phaetosive

on 09/14/2018 2:00 AM
Wanda Polisseni does not know what will happen in Saturday’s C$340,000 Elegantimage Stakes for 3-year-old female trotters at Ontario’s Woodbine Mohawk Park, where her Purple Haze Stables’ Phaetosive meets harness racing’s top-ranked horses, No. 1 Atlanta and No. 2 Manchego. But she already knows how she will feel about her filly at the end of the day. "It’s a tough race, but she will ...
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Lexington Mixed catalog now available

on 09/14/2018 2:00 AM
The catalog and past performances for the inaugural Lexington Selected Mixed Sale are now available at lexingtonselected.com and on the Equineline Sales Catalog app. Those on the mailing list should receive print catalogs and racelines later in the coming week.   The sale gets underway Sunday, Oct. 7 at 7 p.m. at Lexington's Fasig-Tipton Pavilion, following the afternoon's Kentucky Futuri...
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Plaintiffs rest in Ont. Breeders lawsuit re:slots

on 09/14/2018 2:00 AM
Standardbred Canada's Trot Insider has compiled this comprehensive report from Day 4 of the proceedings in regard to the civil lawsuit that a group of Ontario Standardbred breeders has 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 first day of court hearings i...
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Father Patrick Syn. sponsoring KY Filly Futurity

on 09/14/2018 2:00 AM
The opening of the fall Grand Circuit meet at the Red Mile is set for Thursday, Sept. 27, with a 7 p.m. post time for the Thursday, Friday and Saturday cards of the opening week. Post times switch to daylight hours on Sunday, Sept. 30, with afternoon racing continuing Thursday, Oct. 4, through Sunday, Oct. 7, when the Kentucky Futurity will be held. Many sponsors support the Red Mile fall meet ...
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