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Jug Preview to be dropped after not filling

on 09/06/2018 2:00 AM
After failing to attract a full field in 2018, the recently-resurrected Jug Preview may once again be a part of harness racing history. Long a staple of the Grand Circuit and a stop in Ohio ahead of the Little Brown Jug, the Jug Preview made its return to the stakes schedule in 2017 at Scioto Downs after a hiatus of a decade. Last year's race was won by star pacing colt Downbytheseaside, de...
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Dream Together in Miss Versatility Friday

on 09/06/2018 2:00 AM
Joie De Vie winner Dream Together returns to Tioga on Friday. Dream Together (Rick Zeron) will lead a field of seven in leg four of the $40,000 Miss Versatility.   The last time Dream Together (Muscle Hill) raced at Tioga Downs it was when she pulled off an upset and won the $140,000 Joie De Vie, defeating Hannelore Hanover and Ariana G.  Owned by Determination and trained ...
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Delaware horse owner Milton Wahl dies

on 09/06/2018 2:00 AM
Longtime Standardbred enthusiast Milton S. Wahl, 90, of Wilmington, Del., died Aug. 30. Born in Wilmington to the late Julius and Bella Wahl, he attended P.S. DuPont High School, the University of Delaware, and earned his M.D. degree at Indiana University in Indianapolis, Ind. While doing his residency in otorhinolaryngology in New York, he married Gail Rubenstein of Wilmington. They subs...
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Swandre The Giant steps up to Wellwood elims

on 09/06/2018 2:00 AM
After beginning his career with seven consecutive wins in Indiana and being sold to new owners last week, 2-year-old colt trotter Swandre The Giant will compete on the Grand Circuit for the first time when he races in Saturday's second of two eliminations for the William Wellwood Memorial Stakes at Ontario's Woodbine Mohawk Park.   Swandre The Giant, now with trainer Jimmy Takt...
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Austin Siegelman wins 1,000th career race

on 09/06/2018 2:00 AM
In 2013 Austin Siegelman was awarded the Monticello–Goshen USHWA Rising Star Award. Since then the young 26-year-old Siegelman notched his 1,000th win at Monticello Raceway on Wednesday afternoon.   He started the day with 998 wins, then won the fourth race with NY Whitesox (1:56.1-$6.90) and then came right back in the fifth to with KJ Brent, a 6-year-old gelding by Art Major who ...
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Leatherstocking's Morrisville roster

on 09/06/2018 2:00 AM
Leatherstocking Equine is pleased to announce that their 2018 yearling roster for the Sept. 16 Morrisville Sale is now available. Leatherstocking Equine will sell 14 yearlings by these New York sires: three by Conway Hall, three by Crazed, three by Deweycheatumhowe, one by Lucky Chucky, and four by RC Royalty. The consignment includes: Hip 53: Barn Holden is a Conway Hall colt from multiple NYS...
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New Weekend Preview now available!

on 09/06/2018 2:00 AM
Most of the big stakes action this weekend is at Woodbine Mohawk Park and Scioto Downs. Scioto will be playing host to the Ohio Sires Stakes Night of Champions, with eight races worth $275,000 each. North America Cup winner Lather Up will be competing in the 3-Year-Old Colt Pace final. But the program is much, much bigger. It will also feature a match race and the $250,000 Jim Ewart Memorial for...
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Rookie pacers set for Champlains on Friday

on 09/06/2018 2:00 AM
Rookie pacers will take the spotlight for five divisions of the Champlain Stakes on Friday evening at Woodbine Mohawk Park.   A total of 24 colts and geldings have been split into three $70,107 divisions, while 18 fillies have been separated into a pair of $95,738 divisions.   Undefeated Captaintreacherous colts Captain Crunch (PP1, Scott Zeron) and #5 Captain Ahab (...
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Jeter's Way scores at Saratoga

on 09/06/2018 2:00 AM
Thursday afternoon racing returned this week at Saratoga Casino Hotel and the 13-race matinee was highlighted by a $9,630 event for New York sired trotters. John Stark Jr’s Jeter’s Way (Muscles Yankee) is in the midst of a successful sophomore season but has been feast or famine of late. The three year old recorded two wins in his last six starts heading into Thursday’s feature, includin...
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Windsun Magnolia wins Excelsior in walkover

on 09/06/2018 2:00 AM
There say there’s a story everywhere, and Yonkers Raceway proved that again Thursday night. Sometime around 5:30 in the early evening, Windsun Magnolia had the track all to herself in a good, old-fashioned walkover. The $6,100 lower-level New York Sire Stakes Excelsior event attracted her and her alone.   If there’s an easier way to break one’s maiden, we’d be hard-pres...
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Shes A Maverick, Saratoga Liz win Maine SS

on 09/06/2018 2:00 AM
Maine Sire Stakes action returned to Scarborough Downs on Thursday as the 3-year-old filly pacing division took center stage. Split into twin six-horse fields for purses of $11,606 and $11,605 respectively, the sophomore stakes stars anchored the twilight program. Shes A Maverick fired the opening sire stakes salvo on Thursday as driver John Nason rifled his charge off the gate, gained...
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Amanda Seelster wires Grassroots at Flamboro

on 09/05/2018 2:00 AM
Ontario Sires Stakes action returned to Flamboro Downs on Tuesday evening with the fifth, and final, Grassroots leg for the three-year-old pacing fillies. Fan favorite Azure Seelster kicked things off with a gate-to-wire score from Post 5 in the first $18,800 split, reaching the finish two and one-half lengths ahead of Color Envy and Saulsbrook Beauty in 1:54.3. "She’s a gorgeous black...
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Jamieson wins 4, including Dunbar Hall

on 09/05/2018 2:00 AM
Driver Jody Jamieson was the ‘First Star of the Night’ on Tuesday’s 11-race card at Woodbine Mohawk Park.   The Moffat, Ontario resident has been red-hot as of late and he continued his tremendous roll by posting four wins on Tuesday’s program, including a victory in the $34,000 Preferred Trot with Dunbar Hall.   Trained by Jamieson’s wife, Stephanie, Dunbar Hal...
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NYSS 3FP splits on tap Thursday at Yonkers

on 09/05/2018 2:00 AM
New York Sires Stakes return downstate Thursday night with Yonkers Raceway hosting the $168,499 Mike Cohen Pace for 3-year-olds fillies.   The event, remembering the publicity director at the Raceway as well as NBC Sports, goes in triplicate (races 8, 9 and 10).   The ($55,833) opening division is seemingly the lightest, with Line Dancer (Jordan Stratton, post 1) re...
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Harness racing at Louisville Downs in 2019?

on 09/05/2018 2:00 AM
Harness racing may be returning to Louisville Downs in 2019. The Kentucky track, which hosted harness racing from 1966 until it closed in 1991, is currently owned by Churchill Downs and is undergoing a $65-million facelift that will open as the historical racing site Derby City Gaming this fall. In partnership with Keeneland Thoroughbred track in Lexington, an application was filed on Tuesd...
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Merriman aims at another "grand" season

on 09/05/2018 2:00 AM
Aaron Merriman has spent the past several years winning harness races at an unprecedented pace. And his pace has not slowed at all this year, putting the 40-year-old driver in position to make history again.   Merriman won eight races Tuesday, four each at The Meadows and Northfield Park, to push his yearly total to 713. He is 201 victories ahead of Ronnie Wrenn Jr. as he attempts t...
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Last KYSS 2YO legs set for Red Mile

on 09/05/2018 2:00 AM
The third and final Kentucky Sires Stakes (KYSS) preliminaries for 2-year-old trotters is set for Thursday night, Sept. 6, at The Red Mile, with the last KYSS leg for 2-year-old pacers scheduled for Saturday night, Sept. 8. Post time each night is 7 p.m. The $30,000 races give the freshmen set a final chance to earn enough points to advance to the $2 million KYSS finals program on Sunday, S...
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Invites added to Hawthorne Night of Champions

on 09/05/2018 2:00 AM
Saturday, Sept. 22 is already going to be a huge night of racing at Hawthorne Race Course as 11 finals will be taking place for the Night of Champions card. These finals will crown the top Illinois-bred trotters and pacers in all age categories as part of a 13-race card that evening. In addition to the 11 Championship finals, racing secretary Robin Schadt has added a pair of $25,000 invitat...
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Ghost Dance, Ideal Feeling fastest in NYSS

on 09/05/2018 2:00 AM
Three divisions of 3-year-old pacing colts and geldings went postward at Batavia Downs on Wednesday to compete for the $117,600 in purses up for grabs as well as the last chance to accrue available points to make the $225,000 final for this group.   In the first $39,200 division, Ghost Dance (American Ideal-Epoxy Queen) pulled the upset at 9-1 and closed hard to do it.  ...
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Springsteen takes on Hitman Hill in pivotal NYSS

on 09/04/2018 2:00 AM
There is a lot at stake for all the entrants of the $117,600 New York Sires Stakes (NYSS) for 3-year-old pacing colts and geldings at Batavia Downs on Wednesday, Sept. 5, as this is the last race for that group before the $225,000 final at Yonkers on Saturday, Sept. 22. But the one division all eyes will be on features a heavyweight match between Springsteen and Hitman Hill who both need to wi...
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