Red Shaw, owned Victory Is Coming, dies at 81

on 10/10/2020 7:41 AM
John W. “Red” Shaw, age 81, of Mount Vernon, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 7, surrounded by family at the Laurels of Mount Vernon.   He was born on April 5, 1939, in Newcomerstown, Ohio, to the late Glenn and Frances (Fenton) Shaw. Mr. Shaw grew up on his family farm near Newcomerstown and was a member of the local 4-H. He worked showing cattle for Rutledge Farms in...
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Lexington Selected finishes with average of $50,922

on 10/10/2020 7:03 AM
The last of five sessions of the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale concluded on Friday night and with an emphasis on Ohio-sired yearlings, most notably from the first crop of pacing sire Downbytheseaside, prices climbed. The sale concluded with a total of 816 yearlings sold for an average price of $50,922, down 16.5 percent from the record-setting 2019 sale. The average was down 10 percent from the...
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Tattoo Artist tops Beaumond Hanover in Ont. Gold

on 10/10/2020 6:57 AM
Sent off as the heavy favorite in Friday’s $155,600 three-year-old pacing colt Gold Series division, Tattoo Artist rewarded The Raceway at Western Fair District fans with a two length victory in 1:53.2. Driver Bob McClure hustled Tattoo Artist away from Post 1, but Sylvain Filion had a heavier foot on the accelerator from Post 4 and Rhythm In Motion won the battle for early control, tak...
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Dead heat in Plainridge Friday feature

on 10/10/2020 6:53 AM
They started side by side and they ended up the same way as the photo finish camera couldn't separate them. After one and one half laps of Plainridge Park, 3-year-old fillies Kitty Hoyne and Odds On Algorithm ended up in a dead-heat in the $15,000 distaff conditioned pacing feature on Friday afternoon. Kitty Hoyne (Nick Graffam) left from post five and wrangled the lead away from Rockin Ell...
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Adorabella, Century Ferrari win Big M’s Fall Harvest finals

on 10/10/2020 6:49 AM
Adorabella and Century Ferrari were the winners Friday night at the Meadowlands as the mile oval hosted a pair of Fall Harvest Series finals for pacers as the co-featured events on the card.   Adorabella, a 4 year old by Pet Rock-Bella Marta, took the division for fillies and mares in a lifetime-best 1:53.1 for driver Victor Kirby. The Don Niccum trainee, who won for a ...
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Odds On Osiris wins INSS in 1:49.3

on 10/10/2020 6:42 AM
Sophomore pacers of both sexes took to their final leg of preliminary Indiana Sires Stakes action on Friday at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. With victories from Genie Rockwell and Grace Rocks for the fillies and Odds On Osiris and Clever Character for the males, each winner went off as the post time favorite. The first event saw Genie Rockwell rebounding in stakes acti...
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Calle Palema wins NJSS for Svanstedt

on 10/09/2020 8:38 PM
Going into the New Jersey Sire Stakes- Standardbred Development Fund finals for 2-year-old trotters at Freehold Raceway on Friday (Oct. 9), Ake Svanstedt looked loaded for bear. He had five horses between the two races: three males and two fillies. He won one final, and just missed winning the other. In the final for colts and geldings, Svanstedt’s Calle Palema prevailed by three leng...
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Sweet Heaven scores 10th career win

on 10/09/2020 8:34 PM
In just her 27th lifetime start, Sweet Heaven (Brett Miller) notched her tenth victory and first in featured open class company on Friday night (Oct. 9) at Hollywood Dayton Raceway.  The 4-year-old daughter of Sweet Lou, dispatched as the 3-5 favorite following place and show finishes in her first two efforts at this level, bested Allbeastnobeauty (Josh Sutton) and Talkaboutaqueen (Jeremy S...
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Chase H Hanover a Liberty Bell winner

on 10/09/2020 8:31 PM
Drivers George Napolitano Jr. and Marcus Miller dominated the Liberty Bell series stakes action on Friday afternoon at Harrah’s Philadelphia, capturing five of the six $30,000 divisions for two-year-old colts, three on each gait.   Napolitano deputized for trainer Åke Svanstedt (who was in Lexington establishing a new world record for freshman trotters with Southwind Tyrion), gu...
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Meadowlands reopens to patrons Saturday

on 10/09/2020 8:29 PM
East Rutherford, NJ - The Meadowlands Racetrack will re-open to patrons tomorrow, Saturday, October 10th at 11 a.m. for simulcasting, sports wagering and live racing.    The entire facility underwent top to bottom sanitization and all employees were COVID tested.  The Meadowlands Racetrack continues its commitment to providing a safe and healthy grandstand for all emplo...
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Green Manalishi to stand at Tara Hills

on 10/09/2020 6:29 PM
Courant and David Heffering have come to an agreement to stand Green Manalishi (Muscle Hill) at Tara Hills Stud from the 2021 season for a living foal fee of $7,500 CAD. Green Manalishi was the first horse since Father Patrick to win the Wellwood Memorial and Canadian Trotting Classic in consecutive seasons. David Heffering of Tara Hills Stud: "Green Manalishi is a spectacular looki...
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Test Of Faith wins 7th straight in ISS at Red Mile

on 10/09/2020 3:53 PM
New York star Test Of Faith rolled to her seventh straight victory Friday afternoon at The Red Mile when winning the opening division of the $262,000 Arlene Siegel Memorial International Stallion Stake 2-Year-Old Filly Pace, sponsored by Jules Siegel and Fashion Farms. Sent the 1-5 favorite, driver David Miller moved Test Of Faith for the front from post 7, clearing command from Mar...
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Daley, Gregory aim for ISS wins with Anoka Hanover, You Ato Dream

on 10/09/2020 2:37 PM
Trainers Noel Daley and Jeff Gregory each co-own a horse competing Saturday at the Red Mile, where Daley’s Anoka Hanover is the favorite in the third of four International Stallion Stakes divisions for 2-year-old filly trotters and Gregory’s You Ato Dream is the choice in the fourth. The two combined have finished worse than second only four times in 17 starts. Anok...
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Backstretch With Gordon: I am the Hat Man

on 10/09/2020 10:43 AM
Friday marks the start of the second and last weekend of fall stakes racing at The Red Mile. I can say it’s been fun so far this year for Backstretch With Gordon, which is sometimes imitated but never duplicated.   Let’s start with the good news. It’s going to be a beautiful Friday in the Bluegrass with the temperature again expected to hit 80 degrees. Now let&r...
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Lex Selected Sale numbers on par with 2018

on 10/09/2020 8:16 AM
The Lexington Selected Yearling Sale held its fourth session on Thursday night under mild weather conditions, but with the worldwide covid-19 pandemic, attendance continued to be significantly lighter than usual. The number of people in attendance Thursday was slightly less than the prior night, but as with the prior night, good horses were not being given away.   For the fourth sessi...
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Macho Martini, Threefiftytwo take Gold legs for Blais

on 10/09/2020 8:02 AM
Just hours after winning a Gold Series division with two-year-old trotting colt Macho Martini, driver Bob McClure and trainer Luc Blais were back in the Ontario Sires Stakes winner’s circle on Thursday evening with the colt’s 3-year-old stablemate Threefiftytwo. Lining up at Post 5 in the first of two $104,800 Gold Series divisions at Woodbine Mohawk Park, McClure fired Threefifty...
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What's Your Beef, JK Going West take Ind. 2CP divisions

on 10/09/2020 7:57 AM
The last grab for Indiana Sire Stakes points for the sophomore trotting colts & geldings, as well as the freshmen pacing colts & geldings took place on Thursday, October 8 at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. While impressive performances were seen all around, LeWayne Miller was the star of the action as he drove two of his trainees, Speed Ball Swagger and JK Going...
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Ohio Fair Championships Saturday at Northfield

on 10/08/2020 9:59 PM
On Saturday's, MGM Northfield Park will host the Ohio Fair Championships, a series of eight races, each with a $40,000 purse, that celebrates the Buckeye State’s rich network of county fair racing.  The evening carries a first race post time of 6 p.m.   Highlighting the octuplet of Championships is the freshman filly trotting division where Designer Specs places he...
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Major Leaguer scores at Plainridge

on 10/08/2020 9:54 PM
In his usual front-running style, Major Leaguer led at every step of the mile en route to victory in the $15,000 winners-over handicap pace at Plainridge Park on Thursday night. Major Leaguer (Nick Graffam) took his spot on the point off the gate before heading towards the quarter. But as he hit that first station in :26.4, JK Will Power (Mitchell Cushing) had already pulled and was...
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Instructional video for London Sale via ongait

on 10/08/2020 5:04 PM
London Selected Yearling Sale in conjunction with have created an instructional tutorial to simplify the OnGait Auction process. For those that are new to OnGait and for those veteran users, just looking for a refresher - this tutorial will help all with the procedure from registration to paying for and picking up your new yearling - https://www.londonselectedyearlingsa...
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