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Harrisburg Yearling Sale Preview now online

on 08/24/2018 2:00 AM
Standardbred Horse Sales Company is proud to announce that its 80th annual Harrisburg Yearling Sale Preview is now posted on our website, http://www.theblackbook.com/. Individual yearling pedigrees will soon follow, with yearling video links posted closer to the Sale. Yearling Sale dates are Monday, Nov. 5 through Wednesday, Nov. 7, featuring 852 fabulous yearlings (372 trotters, 480 pacers). T...
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Hanover Ohio Selected Jug Sale videos available

on 08/24/2018 2:00 AM
The videos of the 18 Hanover Shoe Farms yearlings selling at the Ohio Selected Jug Sale are now available on the Hanover Shoe Farms website hanoverpa.com.   The pacers are represented by Dragon Again, Mr. Wiggles, Western Vintage and Yankee Cruiser. The trotting yearlings are by Broadway Hall and Uncle Peter.   The yearlings are now at the Hanover Fairgrounds and may be viewed ther...
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Roy to make Yonkers driving debut in Messenger

on 08/24/2018 2:00 AM
Driver Louis-Philippe Roy's ride with Jimmy Freight to date has already been a fulfilling one. One of the first major stakes horses the Quebec native has traveled with, Jimmy Freight has taken the 28-year-old reinsman to the Meadowlands Pace and the Carl Milstein Memorial. The next step in the pacer's journey, the $580,000 Messenger Stakes, brings Roy to Yonkers Raceway for the first time. &nbs...
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Steacy sends three into Eternal Camnation

on 08/24/2018 2:00 AM
Trainer Mark Steacy sends a trio of freshman pacing fillies in Saturday's $251,347 Eternal Camnation Stakes at Woodbine Mohawk Park.   Beach Bar, Tarryn A Strip and Abuelita Hanover race in the first, second and third divisions, respectively, and will look to make noise in Mohawk Park's first of several Grand Circuit events for 2-year-old pacing fillies.   "Usually I don't have tha...
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Warrawee Ubeaut, Treacherous Reign win PASS

on 08/24/2018 2:00 AM
On Friday afternoon at Harrah's Philadelphia, both Warrawee Ubeaut and Treacherous Reign performed as expected in their final round preliminary of the Pennsylvania Sires Stakes (PASS) for 2-year-old pacing fillies, both winning in 1:51.3.   The duo should have people looking forward to their $252,000 PASS final battle at The Meadows on Saturday afternoon, Sept. 1.   Treac...
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Hickfromfrenchlick fastest in NYSS splits

on 08/24/2018 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway Friday night hosted the $156,000 New York Sire Stakes Jim Crawford Pace for 2-year-old colts and geldings. Three divisions, worth $52,000 each, comprised the event.  The opening group offered minimal suspense, as 1-5 favorite Major Blake (Jason Bartlett, $2.40) had an open lead virtually from the outset. From post position No. 3, he rolled through intervals of :28.2, :58, 1...
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BZ Glide wins 40th race at Batavia

on 08/24/2018 2:00 AM
BZ Glide took the most direct path to victory Friday night, going gate-to-wire on the point to win the $10,000 Open Handicap Trot at Batavia Downs and claim his 40th lifetime win in the process.  BZ Glide (Mike Caprio) left three-deep into the first turn, grabbing the front by the eighth pole and then hitting the pylons, but that didn’t mean it would be an easy trip from there. Empire Ea...
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Manchego bests Atlanta in Casual Breeze

on 08/24/2018 2:00 AM
 Hambletonian Oaks champion Manchego delivered a stunning 1:51.4 stakes record performance to defeat Hambletonian champion Atlanta in Friday’s $136,000 Casual Breeze at Woodbine Mohawk Park. The superstar fillies were squaring off for the first time in 2018 and Manchego was sent off the very slight favorite over Atlanta in the field of 10. Manchego and driver Yannick Gingras left strong ...
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Glorious Virgin sets mark with Indiana SS final

on 08/23/2018 2:00 AM
Glorious Virgin, with Trace Tetrick at the lines, became Hoosier Park Racing & Casino’s newest track record holder when she powered home a winner in the third round of $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes finals for two-year-old pacing fillies on Wednesday. With a final time of 1:50.4, Glorious Virgin re-established the track record for two-year-old pacing fillies and also added a national se...
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Kissin In The Sand aims for PASS championship

on 08/23/2018 2:00 AM
With her victories in the Lynch final and the Mistletoe Shalee, Kissin In The Sand soared to the top of the 3-year-old filly pacing division. On Friday at The Meadows, she'll try to lock up a berth in the $252,000 Pennsylvania Sires Stakes (PASS) championship set for Sept. 2 at Pocono.   In Friday's PASS, a $160,238 stake known as the Romola Hanover, she'll go from post 6 in Ra...
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Indiana's Pistol Packin Mama heads to Yonkers

on 08/23/2018 2:00 AM
Trainer Jeff Cullipher got to know Pistol Packin Mama well this spring at Hoosier Park. The 4-year-old mare raced against his star distaffer Au D Lox Bluegrass twice, once in the Filly and Mare Invitational May 19 and again in the Filly and Mare Preferred June 9. Pistol Packin Mama got the upper hand each time, including the latter start by a nose in 1:49.4. Tragically, Au D Lox Bluegrass,...
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Foiled Again at Shenandoah Downs on Sept. 29

on 08/23/2018 2:00 AM
The third annual harness racing season at Shenandoah Downs in Woodstock, Va. kicks off Sept. 15 and continues every Saturday and Sunday through Oct. 14. Special cards will be offered on Monday, Oct. 8 and Friday, Oct. 12.   One big difference fans will notice this year is a new post time. The first race will be pushed back an hour to 2 p.m. as opposed to last year's 1 p.m....
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Hanover's Goshen Yearling Sale videos available

on 08/23/2018 2:00 AM
The videos for the Hanover Shoe Farms yearlings selling at the Goshen Yearling sale are now available at the Farm's website hanoverpa.com.   The 26 yearlings are all either New York or Pennsylvania eligible. Included are yearlings from the first crops of the world's fastest trotter Sebastian K and the pacing Classics winner Artspeak. Proven sires represented in the consignment are Art Ma...
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Crazy Wow now in Melander's barn for Maple Leaf

on 08/23/2018 2:00 AM
Crazy Wow will make his first start for Marcus Melander in the first of Saturday's two eliminations for the Maple Leaf Trot at Ontario's Woodbine Mohawk Park and the trainer is looking forward to seeing the 6-year-old stallion in action. Melander took over the conditioning of the career $2.27-million-earner in early July.   A total of 16 older trotters, including defending champion ...
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Ohio discussing out-of-competition testing

on 08/23/2018 2:00 AM
Ohio State Racing Commission Chairman Robert Schmitz is seeking input from both Standardbred and Thoroughbred horsemen regarding Out of Competition Testing at the OSRC meeting, Aug. 29, at 10 a.m. in Room 1952 at the Riffe Center, 77 S. High St., Columbus. The meeting is open to all pari-mutuel stakeholders, horsemen’s associations and the public. "Out of Competition Testing needs to...
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KYSS 2YOs Round 2 this weekend at Red Mile

on 08/23/2018 2:00 AM
The second leg of Kentucky Sires Stakes (KYSS) for 2 year olds of both gaits is set for this weekend at The Red Mile. All divisions will race for $30,000, with the trotters in action on Saturday and the pacers on the track Sunday. Post time both nights is 7 p.m. On Saturday, two 10-horse fields of colts go postward in a pair of divisions. Peter Haughton Memorial winner Don't Let'em, who bro...
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Atlanta vs. Manchego in new Weekend Preview!

on 08/23/2018 2:00 AM
If you're a fan of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) you are going to have to wait until Dec. 29 to see the just-announced showdown between the UFC's female stars Cris Cyborg and Amanda Nunes, but if you're a fan of harness racing you only have to wait until this Friday night to see a match-up between two superstar female trotters. The much-anticipated battle between Atlanta and Manchego...
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Trillions Hanover fastest in PA Stallion splits

on 08/23/2018 2:00 AM
Hall of Famer David Miller guided 2-year-old pacing fillies May Bride Hanover and Skater Chick to their third Pennsylvania Stallion Series victories on Thursday afternoon at Harrah's Philadelphia, each their third straight triumph after skipping the first leg, and he may have a hard decision to make as to which filly to guide in the group's Championship race here on Labor Day Monday.  ...
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Wings Of Royalty sets 1:53.2 Plainridge record

on 08/23/2018 2:00 AM
Every time Walpole, Mass., native George Ducharme brings Wings Of Royalty to Plainridge Park, it seems these native sons get the job done. On Thursday (Aug. 23), the 6-year-old son of RC Royalty entered the track's record book for the second time in his career when he won the $16,000 Winners-Over Handicap in a handy fashion. Wings Of Royalty (Shawn Gray) left three-deep from post seven and ...
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Trevor Henry sweeps Mohawk series finals

on 08/23/2018 2:00 AM
Trevor Henry was the star of the show in Thursday’s two-year-old trotting series finals at Woodbine Mohawk Park. The Arthur, Ontario, resident guided Royal Rob to a narrow victory in the $33,200 Define The World and Sette Deo in the $35,200 Pure Ivory. Royal Rob went off as the 2/5 favorite in the Define The World Series finale. The Bob McIntosh trainee did the heavy-lifting up front agai...
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