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Yankee Glide retired from stud duty

on 09/14/2018 2:00 AM
Kentuckiana Farms has announced the retirement of Yankee Glide, who is 24 years old, from active stud duty. He was bred to 32 mares in Kentucky in 2018.  A son of Valley Victory-Gratis Yankee, Yankee Glide took a mark of 1:55.1 as a 3 year old and won an elimination for the Hambletonian and the Zweig Memorial. At age two he won the final of the Peter Haughton Memorial and le...
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Jugette entry box delayed until Sunday a.m.

on 09/14/2018 2:00 AM
The entry box of the 48th Jugette will remain open until Sunday, Sept.16 at 10 a.m.   Race officials discovered that the entry information on a website contained conflicting information.   "In an overabundance of caution, we want to make sure no horsemen were using the conflicting information to make their entires. Therefore, we are going to use a three day box for this year's Juge...
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Dunn drives Believe In Me to Philly victory

on 09/14/2018 2:00 AM
Two natives of New Zealand, born just over 300 miles apart but who have spent most of the last decade 6,000 miles apart, combined for a visit in the Harrah's Philadelphia winner's circle Friday, as the Roll With Joe sophomore filly Believe In Me, trained by Brett Pelling and driven by Dexter Dunn, won the $16,000 feature distaff pace in a career best 1:51.2.   Dunn spotted third earl...
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Uncle Peter colt tops Ohio sale at $115,000

on 09/14/2018 2:00 AM
It’s extremely rare for lightning to strike twice, but it appears Spring Haven Farm may have discovered a solution to attain rarified air as Corazon, a full brother to Tu Eres Mi Corazon, who equaled the highest-price ever paid for an Ohio-bred Standardbred ($150,000) at the 2017 Ohio Selected Jug Sale, fetched $115,000 to become the highest priced purchase at this year’s version of the same...
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Thunder, Gimpanzee wins NYSS divisions

on 09/14/2018 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway on Friday night wrapped up its New York Sire Stakes legs with the $156,200 Lew Barasch Trot for 2-year-old colts and geldings. Friday’s event once again honored the memory of ‘Tootie,’ whose unmatched PR savvy in the golden age of the game helped make the nascent Roosevelt International Trot a happening.  The evening’s first $77,400 grouping saw odds-on Thunder (Ja...
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Caviart Ally, Tequila Monday win Milton elims

on 09/14/2018 2:00 AM
Caviart Ally stole the show Friday with a career-best 1:48.3 victory in one of two Milton Stakes eliminations at Woodbine Mohawk Park. A group of 12 older pacing mares and a 3-year-old filly were split into a pair of $35,000 eliminations to determine the field for next Saturday’s $255,000 final. The term ‘easy-looking’ isn’t used often to describe a 1:48.3 mile, but Caviart Ally did ex...
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Rosemary Rose blooms in Dayton feature

on 09/14/2018 2:00 AM
Although she had been struggling the last two months at Scioto Downs, Rosemary Rose put her "petals" to the metal in Hollywood Dayton’s first $18,500 Mares Open Pace of the season on Friday. Driver Chris Page let a host of others battle through an opening quarter in :27.2, then brushed the 7-5 favorite directly to the front through the stretch the first time, reaching the halfway point in :56...
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Southern Palms captures Batavia open

on 09/14/2018 2:00 AM
After settling for minor spoils in the top class at Batavia Downs over the last few weeks, Southern Palms swelled up on the front end to win the $10,500 Open Handicap trotting feature on Friday night. After a lengthy delay for a shoe malfunction, Southern Palms (Kevin Cummings) returned to the track well-heeled and uncharacteristically left the gate hard to take the front. He cut fractions of :...
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Favorites prevail in ISS filly finals at Hoosier

on 09/13/2018 2:00 AM
Indiana Sires Stakes action continued at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Wednesday as two $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes finals highlighted the evening's 14-race card. They used two different routes to get it done but the post time favorites each found their way to the winner's circle to continue their divisional dominance in the co-featured events.   Divisional leader Custom...
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Want to lead Jug post parade with Foiled Again?

on 09/13/2018 2:00 AM
The opportunity to lead the post parade for the first heat of the Little Brown Jug with Foiled Again has just been added to the Pre-Jug Party charity auction Sept. 19 at the Delaware County Fair.   The offering is for one person sharing a double seat jog cart with the driver as they parade the first heat of the Little Brown Jug. Foiled Again is on his farewell tour before retiring a...
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All five days of Jug week to be simulcast

on 09/13/2018 2:00 AM
All five days of racing from the Delaware, Ohio County Fair that gets underway on Sunday and runs through Little Brown Jug day on Thursday, Sept. 20, will be simulcast. Dave Brower will go solo as TV host on Sunday and Monday but will be joined the rest of the week by longtime hosts Dave Bianconi and Wendy Ross. Announcers Roger Huston and Jason Settlemoir will provide additional race analy...
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Batavia announces 10-percent purse increase

on 09/13/2018 2:00 AM
Batavia Downs announced Thursday that starting on Wednesday, Oct. 3, and continuing through the end of the meet, all purses will be raised by 10 percent across the board.   The increase is due to a combination of two factors: there has been a significant rise in handle realized by the track so far this season plus there were 43 less races run than last year.   ...
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Strom sings praises of 2YO Green Manalishi S

on 09/13/2018 2:00 AM
Anders Ström didn't get Nagamori Hill for a song, but he renamed him after one.   Purchased as a yearling for a Swedish auction-record 3 million kronor, approximately $365,000 U.S., the Swedish-bred colt's name was changed to Green Manalishi in tribute to the Peter Green-penned Fleetwood Mac song "The Green Manalishi (With the Two Prong Crown)," which was released in 1970. "I'm ...
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Day 3 recap of Ontario Breeders lawsuit

on 09/13/2018 2:00 AM
Standardbred Canada's Trot Insider compiled this comprehensive report from 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 first day of court hearings in th...
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Atta Boy Dan battles back, aims for $700,000

on 09/13/2018 2:00 AM
He's battling back from an injury that forces many horses to retire, but if Atta Boy Dan wins Saturday at The Meadows, he'll achieve a significant milestone—$700,000 in career earnings.   He'll go from post 5 in Race 8, a $13,000 conditioned pace, with Mike Wilder aboard. Since Atta Boy Dan enters the contest with a lifetime bankroll of $693,802, only a win will get him to $700,00...
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Details announced for Breeders Crown dates

on 09/13/2018 2:00 AM
Breeders Crown 2018 is quickly approaching, and more events have been added to the terrific event planned at the Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono.   Eliminations weekend will be Friday, Oct. 19 and Saturday, Oct. 20. Fans can pick up their program starting at 5 p.m. on either night, and exchange the attached coupon for a souvenir Breeders Crown hat. Quantities are limited. The Friday coupon wi...
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Living Horse Hall of Fame candidates announced

on 09/13/2018 2:00 AM
The Living Horse Hall of Fame Committee of the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame has announced the slate of six candidates for election into the Hall of Fame. The nominees are Art Major, Captaintreacherous, Father Patrick, Foiled Again, Peaceful Way and Sweet Lou.   Standardbred horses are elected into harness racing's Living Horse Hall of Fame by the members of the Harn...
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Foiled Again to race at Mohawk Park on Dec. 22

on 09/13/2018 2:00 AM
Woodbine Entertainment is pleased to announce that Foiled Again, the richest Standardbred of all-time, will be making a visit to Mohawk Park on Saturday, Dec. 22 for the penultimate stop on his farewell tour. A career-winner of more than $7.5 million, Foiled Again is currently in his final season of racing before retirement. The connections of the 14-year-old gelding have taken the opportunity ...
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Eight to battle in Monday's Quillen Memorial

on 09/13/2018 2:00 AM
The 12th Annual $150,000 Bobby Quillen Memorial Pace headlines a stellar 15-race card Monday, Sept. 17 at Harrington Raceway.   The Quillen has brought some of the sport's top aged pacers to Delaware over the years, including 2015 Horse of the Year Wiggle It Jiggleit and three-time champion Foiled Again. This year's event features one of the more wide-open divisions in recent years, ...
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Kendall Seelster takes on older mares in Milton

on 09/13/2018 2:00 AM
Ontario-sired 3-year-old pacing filly Kendall Seelster will step into the aged ranks for trainer Paul Reid to compete in an elimination for the Milton Stakes on Friday at Woodbine Mohawk Park.   "For me it's kind of a one-shot deal," Reid said. "We raced Dancer Hall against aged horses and he did well as a 4 year old but time and time again that's not really the case. We've been really lu...
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