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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Swan Country shoots lightning lane for Meadows win

on 10/14/2020 8:23 PM
Swan Country, who made an abortive move early in the race, shot the Lightning Lane to capture Wednesday's feature at The Meadows, a $10,200 Conditioned Trot.   Aaron Merriman sent Swan Country after the early leader, Pete Stamas, but when that rival wouldn't release Swan Country, he ducked back to a convenient opening at the pylons. That left Swan Country with plenty of trot l...
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Philly stakes action swept by Miller, Tetrick

on 10/14/2020 8:12 PM
A pair of Hall of Fame drivers divided up the Liberty Bell stakes series action for three-year-old males on Wednesday afternoon at Harrah's Philadelphia – David Miller took both $31,300 sections of the pacing event, while Tim Tetrick won in both $37,300 trotting sections. Both of them raced their charges just off the pace, and both of them defeated the race favorite late.   ...
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Indiana stars aim for Super Finals, then Breeders Crown

on 10/14/2020 3:30 PM
Odds On Osiris will try to repeat as an Indiana Sires Stakes champion Friday at Harrah’s Hoosier Park, where success could propel him to the Breeders Crown a week later when the event returns to Hoosier for the second time in four years. A multiple Grand Circuit stakes winner in his career, Odds On Osiris topped this season’s Indiana Sires Stakes standings for 3-year-old male pace...
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Fear The Dragon colt tops Buckeye Sale

on 10/14/2020 12:04 PM
With some of the best-bred offspring from the first crop of Fear The Dragon, the sixth annual Buckeye Classic Yearling Sale posted an increase in gross and average price over 2019. Held Tuesday, Oct. 13, at the Champions Center Expo in Springfield, Ohio, a total of 195 yearlings were sold for gross sales of $2.15 million and average of $12,904, up 52.9 percent from last year’s average of $...
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Callahan with Harrington grand slam Tuesday

on 10/13/2020 8:48 PM
It was quite a successful night for horsemen whose initials are CC Tuesday at Harrington Raceway. Driver Corey Callahan (four wins) and trainer Chuck Crissman (three wins) had the hot hand on the 12-race program. Callahan and Crissman teamed up with Bret Sliwka's Shezallapples A ($48.40), who was an upset winner in the $18,000 Fillies and Mares Open in 1:53.4.  The 7-...
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Truth And Liberty prevails at The Meadows

on 10/13/2020 5:19 PM
Truth And Liberty threw down a :26.1 opening panel, then thwarted a host of challengers to capture Tuesday’s feature at The Meadows, a $10,800 fillies and mares conditioned pace.    Thank Nearly every horse in the field came after Truth And Liberty down the backside; they were stacked three wide at the three-quarters. But the 8-year-old daughter of Total Truth-Jazzy Hall re...
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Mighty Surf best in Pocono Tuesday feature

on 10/13/2020 4:25 PM
With a strong uncovered move down the backstretch, the Prayer I Am mare Mighty Surf went to the lead at the three-quarter pole and went on to an easy 1:56.2 victory in the $11,200 claiming trotting feature at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono on Tuesday afternoon.   The favored winner came home in :28.4 over a “good” track on a day with the temperature in the mid-50s. Mighty...
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Perfect Storm tabbed Courageous Lady favorite

on 10/13/2020 4:21 PM
The $120,000 Courageous Lady goes postward Saturday night at MGM Northfield Park. The Grand Circuit race is an open event for North America’s top 3-year-old filly pacers and has attracted a very competitive slate of foes vying to become this year’s champion. The race highlights an impressive card offering over $780,000 in purses. Perfect Storm will start from post t...
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Will Somethingbeautiful stay perfect in Indiana Super Finals?

on 10/13/2020 4:11 PM
With the championship season well under way, Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino is preparing for the $250,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Super Finals on Friday. Heralded as Hoosier Champions Night, the Super Finals are the culmination of the Indiana Sires Stakes season, where the top 10 point earners of each division will compete for the highest honors in Indiana harness racing. Each s...
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Mohawk Hi-5 carryover $95,000, mandatory on Saturday

on 10/13/2020 11:16 AM
Woodbine Entertainment today announced a mandatory payout will be offered on the Standardbred Jackpot Hi-5 on Saturday, Oct. 17 at Woodbine Mohawk Park.   This Saturday’s card at Woodbine Mohawk Park features the Ontario Sires Stakes Super Finals. A total of eight $250,000 championship races to crown the best in the province will be part of the evening’s action.&...
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Crown Charity Challenge raises $105,000

on 10/13/2020 10:47 AM
Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino and 2020 Breeders Crown Presenting Sponsor The Libfeld-Katz Breeding Partnership are pleased to announce the results of a special auction that was held on Tuesday, Oct. 6, at the Fasig-Tipton Sales Pavilion as part of the 2020 Breeders Crown Charity Challenge. The auction featured 2021 breedings to Father Patrick, Greenshoe, JK ...
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Andy Miller goes from Futurity chair to PA fair finals

on 10/12/2020 7:56 PM
Stickler Hanover and Dream Dancing repeated as Pennsylvania Fairs champions, and the unlikely duo of Andy Miller and trainer Todd Schadel teamed up for three crowns Monday at The Meadows. The Meadows hosted all eight fairs finals with a number of horsemen enjoying big days. Brady Brown collected a pair of titles, as did Chris Shaw — both for trainer Mitchell York. Rick Beinhauer also re...
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Goldberg wins Harrington feature for Montrell Teague

on 10/12/2020 7:47 PM
MST Racing Stable's Goldberg ($4.40, Montrell Teague) was a 1:53.2 winner Monday in the $15,000 conditioned pace feature at Harrington Raceway. The Brenda Teague-trainee set all the fractions in his 1-length win over Vapour N and Princeoftheforest. It was the sixth win of the year for the 4-year-old Mr. Wiggles stallion owned by his driver. Goldberg's win was one of three straight on ...
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Mass-bred Finnbar wins Plainridge Monday feature

on 10/12/2020 7:10 PM
Massachusetts-bred Finnbar took advantage of a favorable draw and made an early move that proved fruitful as he won the $15,500 pace for 4-year-olds and under at Plainridge Park on Monday afternoon (Oct. 12). Finnbar (Shawn Gray) got away fifth as Stihl N (Kevin Switzer Jr.) led the troops through the first turn, but Gray tipped quickly before the quarter and marched to the lead in front of t...
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OHHA opposes federal horse racing legislation

on 10/12/2020 1:19 PM
The Ohio Harness Horsemen's Association (OHHA) has released the following statement regarding the federal Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act (HISA).   "OHHA is first and foremost an advocate for the equine athlete and a proponent of reasonable regulation for the health, safety, and welfare of our equine athletes, and participants, public confidence in wagering, and the integr...
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