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Babinga Wood back winning for trainer Bob Uhl

on 09/01/2018 2:00 AM
In 2017, Babinga Wood (Dragon Again) won the award for Claiming Pacer of the Year at Saratoga Casino Hotel. Trainer Bob Uhl acquired Babinga Wood last season and enjoyed immediate success with him. After he was claimed from him, Uhl re-acquired Babinga Wood, whose 2018 campaign didn’t begin until a bit later in the season than most. The 6-year-old has found his form again and after an open-leng...
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Card Knock Life takes Vernon feature in 1:51.4

on 09/01/2018 2:00 AM
Card Knock Life (Leon Bailey) won the featured pace ($6,500) at Vernon Downs on Saturday (Sept. 1). Golden Gun (Josh Kinney) led them to all the early markers (:27, :55.4, 1:24). Card Knock Life ($33.40) followed in the pocket until just before the three-quarter mark. Trained by Truman Gale for owners Donn Lewandrowski and Gail Farrell, he popped out of the pocket and fired home for...
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McWicked tops Lazarus N in Can. Pacing Derby

on 09/01/2018 2:00 AM
McWicked, with a first over trip, overtook 1-5 favorite Lazarus N, the Wonder From Down Under, with an impressive stretch move to win Saturday’s $600,000 Canadian Pacing Derby, at Woodbine Mohawk Park. Trained by Casie Coleman for SSG Stables, the seven-year-old son of McArdle added to his more than $3-million in purse earnings while providing Coleman with her first Canadian Pacing Derby titl...
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Mets Hall rallies for 1:52 victory in Simcoe

on 09/01/2018 2:00 AM
Mets Hall found room down the lane and powered away from the field to capture Saturday’s $169,183 Simcoe Stakes, at Woodbine Mohawk Park. Trained by Julie Miller for owners Stroy Inc. and Andy Miller Stable, Mets Hall has now won back to back starts since finishing second behind Atlanta in the Hambletonian final. Last time out, Mets Hall captured the Zweig Memorial Trot at Vernon Downs and wi...
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Stay Hungry, Six Pack take Yonkers crown races

on 09/01/2018 2:00 AM
Stay Hungry moved one step nearer the pacing Triple Crown with a win in Saturday’s Messenger Stakes at Yonkers Raceway while trainer-driver Ake Svanstedt enjoyed a record-setting night in trotting stakes action for 3-year-olds by capturing the Yonkers Trot with Six Pack and Hudson Filly Trot with Plunge Blue Chip. Plunge Blue Chip won the $129,014 Hudson in 1:53.1, the fastest trotting mile i...
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3FP Letme Fly Low captures ISS final at Hoosier

on 09/01/2018 2:00 AM
After being sent off at  6-1, Letme Fly Low and Ricky Macomber Jr. pulled off a slight upset in the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes final for three-year-old pacing fillies at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Saturday, September 1. This was the second consecutive victory for the pair after winning their elimination just a week prio  When the wings of the starting gate folded, Trace Tet...
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Crazy Wow upsets at 31-1 in Maple Leaf Trot

on 09/01/2018 2:00 AM
Crazy Wow, piloted by Jody Jamieson, posted a barefoot 31-1 upset over favored  Marion Marauder in Saturday’s $651,000 Maple Leaf Trot, at Woodbine Mohawk Park.   Trained by Marcus Melander for owners Our Horse Cents Stables, Stable 45, J And T Silva Stables LLC and Deo Volente Farms LLC, the six-year-old son of Crazed was first off the gate and first when it mattered most in the C...
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Katkin American tops Fiftydallarbill in ISS

on 08/31/2018 2:00 AM
Setting a new standard for 3-year-old trotting colts and geldings, Katkin American and James Yoder coasted across the wire in 1:52:1 in his respective $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes final on Thursday at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino, lowering the record the pair set for his class earlier this year. The betting public was backing Breeders Crown champion Fiftydallarbill with Trace Tetri...
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Trio of Champlain 2FT splits held at Mohawk

on 08/31/2018 2:00 AM
Grand Circuit week kicked off Thursday at Woodbine Mohawk Park with three divisions of the Champlain Stakes for 2-year-old trotting fillies.  A total of 28 rookie trotting fillies competed Thursday in three divisions totaling $202,476. Jimmy Takter trainee Susy took advantage of calling the shots on the front to win the first division in 1:55.4. Driven by Yannick Gingras, Susy trott...
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Can Crimson And Chrome pull the PASS upset?

on 08/31/2018 2:00 AM
De Los Cielos Deo has been a freight train rolling through the Pennsylvania Sires Stakes 2-year-old colt and gelding pacing division, sweeping all four preliminary legs en route to a perfect 5-5 record. So all he has to do is show up to claim Saturday's championship at The Meadows, right?   Not so fast, my friend, says trainer Jim King Jr., whose Crimson And Chrome will try to pull ...
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Buckeye Classic Sale catalogs now available

on 08/31/2018 2:00 AM
Sale catalogues are now available for the fourth annual Buckeye Classic Yearling Sale in Springfield, Ohio. Conducted by the Hoosier Classic Sale Company of Indiana, the auction will be held Tuesday, Sept. 25, at the Champions Expo Center located at the Clark County Fairgrounds. Start time is 10 a.m.   A total of 198 yearlings have been catalogued by many of the major Ohio ...
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Who's Better tops Blooded Horse Sale at $72K

on 08/31/2018 2:00 AM
Horsemen flooded the Champions Center in Springfield, Ohio on Aug 28-29 seeking racehorses and yearlings among the 686 catalogued in the Blooded Horse Sale. It was the strongest Summer Sale in its 63-year history with a lot of satisfied sellers and optimistic buyers.   "The racehorse market is on fire and that also drives demand for breeding stock and yearlings," said sale manager Jerry H...
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Allard fined $200 for Gold Cup "celebration"

on 08/31/2018 2:00 AM
Driver Simon Allard celebrated his victory with Somewhere Fancy in the $60,000 Guardian Gold Cup & Saucer on Aug. 19 at Red Shores Racetrack at the Charlottetown Driving Park on Prince Edward Island by lifting himself backwards in the sulky as he reached the finish line. Allard's celebratory actions have now cost him $200 as a result of being fined by the track judges for being "careless and...
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Burke, Keeling talks Maple Leaf Trot starters

on 08/31/2018 2:00 AM
Ron Burke is hoping to see a change in Hannelore Hanover for Saturday's Maple Leaf Trot final. Mike Keeling is hoping to see no change in Marion Marauder.   Hannelore Hanover, the 2017 Horse of the Year in the U.S. and Canada, enters the $651,000 Maple Leaf Trot for older trotters at Woodbine Mohawk Park off three consecutive third-place finishes after beginning her campaign with six stra...
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Springsteen poised for Messenger victory

on 08/31/2018 2:00 AM
Rene Allard admits Springsteen can be a complicated horse to deal with and the challenge is reflected in the colt's results. His sophomore season has been a mix of impressive miles and dull efforts. He won the $500,000 Max Hempt Memorial and two divisions of New York Sire Stakes, but came up flat in the Carl Milstein, Adios, and Art Rooney Pace.   Allard looks to make amends for the Roon...
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Swandre The Giant sold for "seven digits"

on 08/31/2018 2:00 AM
Ernie Martinez, who brokered the deal that brought Down Under star pacer Lazarus N to North America and put together the group that bought the trotter Tactical Landing as a yearling for $800,000, told The Horseman Friday morning that he has reached an agreement to purchase the undefeated Indiana-based 2-year-old colt trotter Swandre The Giant. Martinez bought Lazarus N on behalf of Taylor Made ...
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Black Book yearling catalog now online

on 08/31/2018 2:00 AM
Standardbred Horse Sales Company has posted the 80th Annual Yearling Sale Black Book 1 catalog on its website at www.theblackbook.com/catalog-downloads.php. Download the catalog and other handy PDF packets, or create and track your own yearling lists with our "My Black Book" program. QR codes on individual yearling pages will link your Smart Phone or iPad to yearling videos when availabl...
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Special Kay Deo takes new Mark with Philly win

on 08/31/2018 2:00 AM
Special Kay Deo is in the form of her young life with the sophomore daughter of American Ideal taking a new mark of 1:52 while winning the $16,000 featured pace for distaffs Friday afternoon at Harrah’s Philadelphia.  Odds-on favorite Believe In Me brushed to the lead after a 27.4 initial split, and many then thought the race was for place behind a horse who had several decent recent fin...
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Icanflylikeanangel wins Batavia Trot feature

on 08/31/2018 2:00 AM
In four starts in the top trot class this year at the oldest lighted harness track in America, Icanflylikeanangel has not been worse than second. That trend continued on Friday night (Aug. 31) when he won the $10,000 Open Handicap Trot at Batavia Downs. Empire Earl N (Billy Davis Jr.) left hurriedly to grab the lead immediately off the gate. The remainder of the field hit the pylons behind him ...
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Truth And Liberty charges to take Tioga feature

on 08/31/2018 2:00 AM
Truth And Liberty (Mike Simons) charged late to win the $11,000 featured fillies and mares pace on Friday at Tioga Downs. Coveredndiamonds N (Mike Merton) put up all the early fractions (:26.3, :56.2, and 1:23.4). Truth And Liberty ($4.30), who is owned by Fairy Horsemother Stables and trained by Simons, was fifth at the halfway point. Second best at three-quarters, she flew down th...
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