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Measuredperfection upsets in ISS final

on 09/11/2018 2:00 AM
Measuredperfection was able to measure off her competition to pull a slight upset and capture the featured event of the evening, the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes final for 2-year-old trotting fillies, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Tuesday. With Ricky Macomber Jr. at the lines, Measuredperfection used a strong stretch rally to prevail in a tight three-horse photo for win in 1:56.2 and ...
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Dancer Hall wins Mohawk preferred; Ariana G 6th

on 09/11/2018 2:00 AM
Dancer Hall flexed his muscles to win Tuesday’s $34,000 Preferred Trot at Woodbine Mohawk Park. A deep field of 10, featuring Maple Leaf Trot finalists Ariana G, Dancer Hall, Pinkman and Warrawee Roo, clashed in this week’s edition of the top-level trot. Paul Reid trainee Dancer Hall, making his first start since finishing fourth in the Maple Leaf Trot, came first-up on the far turn ...
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Goshen Yearling Sale kicks off auction season

on 09/10/2018 2:00 AM
More than 1,000 prospective buyers gathered at the Mark Ford Training Center on Sunday to examine, evaluate and purchase the 116 available Standardbred prospects up for sale at the fourth annual Goshen Yearling Sale. Many of these stake eligible horses will be competing in Sire Stake programs in New York and Pennsylvania next year and the crowd reflected many connections from those racing...
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Catalogs for Hoosier Classic now available

on 09/10/2018 2:00 AM
Catalogs are now available for the annual Hoosier Classic Select Yearling Sale in Indianapolis. Conducted by the Hoosier Classic Sale Company, the auction will be held Friday, Oct. 19, and Saturday, Oct. 20, in the West Pavilion at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. Start time for both sessions is 10 a.m.   There are 374 Indiana sired yearlings in the catalog with yearlings by...
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Doors opening for Jeremy Morrison

on 09/10/2018 2:00 AM
Jeremy Morrison expected to make his career driving debut with a single drive for trainer Jim Campbell at Harrah's Philadelphia on Aug. 30, but learned from Campbell that morning he was getting a second opportunity later on the card. He appreciated the extra chance. "That was a big relief, knowing I had another drive instead of just having one," Morrison said, adding with a laugh, "Then I coul...
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Smith snags 2,000th win on Dayton opener

on 09/10/2018 2:00 AM
Hollywood Dayton Raceway successfully kicked off its fifth season of live racing with a 14-race Monday (Sept. 10) matinee, highlighted by driver Jeremy Smith’s 2,000th career victory as well as strong support from simulcast partners throughout the industry. "I’m very pleased with the results of our Opening Day," said Vice President of Racing Mark Loewe. "Despite inclement weather all weeken...
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Zero Tolerance takes NYSS leg at Monticello

on 09/10/2018 2:00 AM
The final leg of the 2018 New York Sire Stakes season at Monticello Raceway took place on a rainy, cold Monday (Sept. 10). Only seven freshman pacing fillies were entered in the event and the short but talented field raced for a purse of $108,300. In the middle of the first turn St Somewhere (Matt Kakaley) made a break, with Zero Tolerance (David Miller) inheriting the pocket behind Ladybel...
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She's Allright 1:52.4 winner in Keystone Classic

on 09/10/2018 2:00 AM
PA Stallion Series champ Kate’s Massive rolled through the slop to his fifth straight victory in Monday’s $92,499 Keystone Classic at The Meadows. The stakes for freshman colt and gelding trotters was contested over three divisions, with Prospect Hill and Ginger Tree Skyr taking the other splits. Kate’s Massive hasn’t lost since a fourth-place finish in a July 16 stallion series leg...
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Q's Cruise scores in 1:51.3 in Harrington Open

on 09/10/2018 2:00 AM
Q's Cruise ($4.80, Ross Wolfenden) captured the Monday feature at Harrington Raceway with a 1:51.3 triumph in an $11,000 Open II for pacers. Owned by Jo Ann Looney-King, it was the second win of the season for the 4-year-old Yankee Cruiser gelding. "Cruise" set all the fractions from post position three and held off a fierce charge from Hi Sir for the win, the 11th in his career f...
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KYSS sophomores race at Red Mile

on 09/10/2018 2:00 AM
The postponed third and last $30,000 leg of the Kentucky Sires Stakes for 3-year-olds was raced on Monday at The Red Mile on a cool, overcast evening with the track rated "good." There was no wagering on the races due to the postponement. American History went another big mile Monday, going under the wire in hand to Yannick Gingras with the greatest of ease in 1:49. The pair settled in fifth ea...
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KYSS 2YO prelims conclude at Red Mile

on 09/09/2018 2:00 AM
Saturday night at Red Mile brought with it the third leg of the Kentucky Sires Stakes (KYSS) for 2 year old pacers as they make their last stand toward point accumulation for the $2 million finals on Sept. 16. The KYSS covered the first five races on the card on a night that saw the track listed as "good" after afternoon showers. The pacing colts kicked the card off and the result was an up...
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Stay Hungry prevails in Simcoe duel

on 09/09/2018 2:00 AM
Grand Circuit week concluded Saturday at Woodbine Mohawk Park with three divisions of the Simcoe Stakes for 3-year-old pacers. A group of 14 sophomore pacing colts and geldings were separated into a pair of $83,342 splits, while a talented field of six pacing fillies battled for a purse of $150,996. Just a week after winning the Messenger, Stay Hungry brought his ‘A Game’ to win a tough...
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Split The House captures Ewart Memorial

on 09/09/2018 2:00 AM
On Saturday evening at Eldorado Scioto Downs, Split The House (Aaron Merriman) demonstrated why he is the defending Breeders Crown champion with a 1:49.1 triumph over Nuclear Dragon (Dan Noble) in the $250,000 Jim Ewart Memorial. Filibuster Hanover (Tony Hall) was third, with Western Fame (Tyler Smith) and favored McWicked (David Miller) dead-heating for fourth on the sloppy track. Merri...
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Top Flight Angel takes Yonkers open

on 09/09/2018 2:00 AM
A week after the 2018 Yonkers Trot, there was a renewal of the 2017 edition, complete with similar outcome. Top Flight Angel (Brian Sears, $17.20) two-moved from the eight-hole Saturday night to win Yonkers Raceway’s co-featured $44,000 Open Handicap Trot.  He grinded his way up and over Yes Mickey (Jason Bartlett), just as he did in last season’s Trot. The margin was a nose when t...
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Juveniles shine at Hawthorne

on 09/09/2018 2:00 AM
On Friday night at Hawthorne the females were the focus as the boys took their turn to shine Saturday at Hawthorne Race Course. Leg three action was featured for juvenile pacers and trotters. Two divisions of the Incredible Finale took place for 2-year-old pacers along with a pair of divisions for the trotters in the Kadabra. Race three was the first division of the Incredible Finale as a f...
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Lather Up wins OSS final, now on to Jug

on 09/09/2018 2:00 AM
Trainers Ronnie Burke and Brian Brown both had a fantastic Super Night at Scioto Downs on Saturday night, despite the chilly conditions and non-stop pouring rain. A healthy crowd was on hand to witness $2.2 million in purses awarded to eight victorious Ohio-breds. Burke took home three of the eight $275,000 Championships, beginning with Wittyville, a freshman Manofmanymissions colt, who is...
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Monday night's KYSS on Facebook Live

on 09/09/2018 2:00 AM
The Sunday night card at The Red Mile has been canceled due to unsafe track conditions after day long rains in Kentucky. The last leg of the 3-year-old Kentucky Sires Stakes will be raced Monday night at 7 p.m. as non-betting races. While the races will not be simulcast, they can be viewed on The Red Mile's Facbook page. The overnight races from the Sunday card h...
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Patent Leather shines in Liberty Bell

on 09/09/2018 2:00 AM
After a first-over bid came up short in last week's Pennsylvania Sire Stakes final, Fashion Farms LLC's Patent Leather ($3.60) overcame the elements and proved dominant in the second of three $30,000 Liberty Bell splits for Pennsylvania-sired 3-year-old trotting colts and geldings on Sunday afternoon at Harrah's Philadelphia. Tim Tetrick floated the son of Broadway Hall forward from his outside...
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Freshmen dazzle in Wellwood, Peaceful Way splits

on 09/08/2018 2:00 AM
Rookie trotters had their moment in the spotlight Saturday evening at Woodbine Mohawk Park for the eliminations of the William Wellwood Memorial and Peaceful Way.   Each event required two $30,000 eliminations with the top-five finishers in each split advancing to next Saturday's (September 15) rich finals.   Green Manalishi S posted a personal best 1:54.4 while making his C...
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Wisdom Tree fastest in NYSS; Stratton wins 6

on 09/07/2018 2:00 AM
In no particular order, the marquee performers during Yonkers Raceway's Thursday night was first Jordan Stratton, who won six races from his eight drives. One of wins came in a dead heat, while two were part of the $168,499 New York Sires Stakes Mike Cohen Pace for 3-year-olds fillies.   Stratton won the first ($55,833) division with a pocketed Line Dancer ($12.40) in a life-best-mat...
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