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Stars Align for fourth straight win at Dayton

on 10/17/2020 11:28 PM
It doesn't seem to make a bit of difference how the stars align in southwest Ohio, Stars Align A seems unbeatable in the weekly Open Pace.  The Aussie import raced for brand new owner Joshua Graber, who purchased the 7-year old son of Art Major via a recent online auction for a reported $100,000 bid, on Saturday night (Oct. 17) with the same result--a stunning and dominating p...
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Cultural Paradise lights it up in Batavia open

on 10/17/2020 9:46 PM
Although it was a short field after the scratch of Mr. Euroman, Cultural Paradise was grossly overlooked and ended up putting regret in the wallets of those who ignored him after he handily won the $8,500 Open I Handicap pace at Batavia Downs on Saturday (Oct. 17).   As Stratosphere (Drew Monti) and Manceiver (Denny Bucceri) traded leads going to the half, Cultural Paradise (Kyle Cumm...
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Dube sweeps Saturday Freehold stakes

on 10/17/2020 9:28 PM
Saturday afternoon (October 17) was a big day for driver Dan Dube, as he won both 2-year-old pacing stakes on the card. The big one came in the New Jersey Sire Stakes- Standardbred Development Fund Final for 2-year-old colt and gelding pacers. He guided Bill MacKenzie-trained Captain Fancy to a 3 1/2 length win as the favorite. He had it rough early on, battling for the early lead with a host o...
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Shenandoah Horse of the Meet title still 3-way battle

on 10/17/2020 6:47 AM
Penn, Rydia Hanover and Call Me Thefireman each scored a win Friday at Shenandoah Downs and furthered their respective consideration in Horse of the Meet discussions. The five-week season in Woodstock concludes Saturday.   Barkley Counts' Penn wired the field for his fourth win of the meet but had to hold off fast closing Miss Flora at the wire. The 10-year-old Master Glide geldin...
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The Fun Marshall wins at Plainridge for new connections

on 10/17/2020 6:42 AM
One week after taking a new lifetime mark of 1:52 at the Meadowlands, The Fun Marshall bounced right back and made it two in a row in the $15,000 feature for 5-year-old and younger filly and mare pacers at Plainridge Park on Friday on a very rainy afternoon.    The Fun Marshall (Mitchell Cushing) left from post nine and ducked in fifth while Kitty Hoyne (Nick Graffam) g...
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Toscano takes two Simpson splits at Philly

on 10/17/2020 6:37 AM
Despite the fact that it was cool and rainy in the greater Philadelphia area on Friday afternoon at Harrah's Philadelphia, and that 2-year-old fillies were featured in the 2020 debut of the John Simpson Sr. stakes series, form held up very well, with almost all the young misses who figured to be close either winning or in the hunt at the wire.   Hall of Fame trainer Linda Tos...
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Ohio crowns older champions at Hollywood Dayton

on 10/17/2020 6:33 AM
Veteran Ohio-bred pacers and trotters of both genders proved fast and furious on a chilly Friday evening at Hollywood Dayton Raceway, sparing in a quartet of $85,000 Ohio Sires Stakes Championships.    Weslynn Quest (5-1) held off 1-9 stablemate Pure Chance in the Mares Trot Championship, clocked in 1:54. Danny Noble drove the 4-year-old Manofmanymissions...
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Captain Corey still perfect after cruising in Simpson

on 10/17/2020 6:27 AM
Returning to the scene of her two biggest career wins, When Dovescry destroyed her foes in the Friday night feature at the Meadowlands, a high-end conditioned trot. The 4-year-old daughter of Muscle Hill-Cedar Dove, who won the 2019 Hambletonian Oaks and 2020 Steele Memorial at The Big M, was on the go early, securing the top out of the first turn in a field reduced to six starter...
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May Baby wins INSS Super Final, now eyes Breeders Crown

on 10/17/2020 6:21 AM
On Friday night Harrah’s Hoosier Park hosted its annual Night of Champions. Worth $2.5 million, the power-packed 15-race card featured four $270,00 Indiana Sires Stakes Super Final contests for sophomore and freshmen trotters as well as two $70,000 events for older mares, stallions and geldings of the same gait. The victors were dual Indiana champions Grand Swan and Katkin Americ...
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Somethingbeautiful sweeps INSS with Super Final score

on 10/17/2020 6:14 AM
Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino hosted its annual Hoosier Champions Night on Friday night. Worth $2.5 million, the power-packed 15-race card featured four $270,00 Indiana Sires Stakes Super Final contests for sophomore and freshmen pacers as well as two $70,000 events for older mares, stallions and geldings of the same gait.     The victors were repeat I...
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Breeders Crown supplemental, entry box approaching

on 10/16/2020 11:51 AM
The deadline for potential supplements to the 3-year-old and older Breeders Crown races and for all eligible horses to declare in to the year-end championship events at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino occurs next week.   Supplemental entries for 3-year-old and open events are due and payable by 12 noon (EDT), Monday, Oct. 19, in the race office of Harrah’s Hoosie...
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Covid-19 protocols at Hoosier Classic Sale

on 10/16/2020 10:18 AM
The annual Hoosier Classic Select Yearling Sale is set to take place next weekend Oct. 23 and 24 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis. The 10 am start time will allow attendees ample time to travel the 35 miles to Hoosier Park for the Breeders Crown eliminations.   A large number of yearlings from first crop sires Dover Dan and Luck Be Withyou among others a...
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Leonidas A scores in 1:52.2 at Plainridge

on 10/15/2020 7:41 PM
Recent Australian import Leonidas A has paid early dividends since arriving in this hemisphere in July and he shone best once again after taking the $17,500 winners-over pace at Plainridge Park on Thursday afternoon (Oct. 15). After Paternity Suit A (Drew Monti) and Rock Diamonds N (Ron Cushing) traded leads off the gate, Leonidas A (Shawn Gray) was out and rolling at the three-eighths, motor...
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Hillexotic, Pat Matters take Philly trot features

on 10/15/2020 7:37 PM
Both Hillexotic and Pat Matters were very impressive in taking the two top trots conducted on the Thursday afternoon card at Harrah’s Philadelphia. In the $12,800 feature for class-climbing youngsters, the Muscle Hill sophomore gelding Hillexotic moved raw at the half and trotted his last half in :56.2 despite 39 days away from the races to win by 4¾ lengths in 1:55. Hillexotic, ...
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New Weekend Preview now available!

on 10/15/2020 4:22 PM
The Breeders Crown eliminations are next weekend at Harrah’s Hoosier Park, but the Indiana track will see plenty of action this Friday night as it is Indiana Super Night. There are more than 20 Indiana stars on the track hoping for a strong showing and a Crown start, including the 3-year-old pacer Odds On Osiris. In the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview, driver Peter Wrenn talks a...
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Donations needed for Goshen Historic Track

on 10/15/2020 3:47 PM
Unfortunately for us all, 2020 didn’t turn out as we had expected. At Goshen Historic Track, we had only one day of harness racing this year and the attendance was restricted to drivers, trainers and horse owners. There was no Kentucky Derby Day, no First Responders Day, no Seniors Day, or any other public events. We don’t have to tell you that Goshen Historic Track depends on ...
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Indiana horseman Jerry Landess, 90, dies

on 10/15/2020 3:46 PM
Jerry Landess, 90, of Portland, Ind., died Oct. 13 in Columbus Transitional Care in Columbus, Ind. Born in Portland on Feb. 24, 1930, he was the son of Elbon and May (Boxell) Landess. He was married on Dec. 2, 1951, to Mary Rose Gelzleichter, who survives. He graduated from Portland High School in 1948 and served in the United States Army. He drove a truck for Marhoefer Packing Company f...
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Woodbine introduces dual-breed Pick 5 on Friday

on 10/15/2020 2:36 PM
Woodbine Entertainment, home of world-class Standardbred and Thoroughbred racing, is set to debut a new dual-breed Crossover Pick-5 wager on Friday evening.   The Woodbine Crossover Pick 5 will consist of three races from the Standardbreds at Woodbine Mohawk Park and two races from the Thoroughbreds at Woodbine Racetrack, and will be part of each Friday's Racing Night Live br...
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Lindstrom is gaagaa over Captain Corey

on 10/15/2020 2:26 PM
When Robert Lindstrom saw the then-yearling Captain Corey in person for the first time, he quickly arrived at two conclusions. First, the colt was going to cost more than he originally anticipated. Second, he needed to be the one to buy him. Lindstrom was correct about the first assumption and successful in accomplishing the second, purchasing Captain Corey for $150,000 at last fall’s L...
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Ohio Sires Stakes set to wrap at Dayton, Northfield

on 10/15/2020 1:11 PM
The Ohio Sires Stakes wraps up the 2020 season this weekend with a quartet of $85,000 events for older horses on Friday at Hollywood Dayton and an octet of $75,000 consolation dashes featuring 2  and 3 year olds of both gaits and genders on Saturday at Northfield Park.   At Dayton, 14 veteran mares will line up behind the gate in a pair of seven-horse fields—one trot (...
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