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Down Under star Dexter Dunn coming to NA

on 05/23/2018 2:00 AM
Standardbred Canada reported Wednesday that Down Under driving sensation Dexter Dunn has announced that he will be taking his skills to North America in hopes to compete against the best reinsmen the continent has to offer.   The 2015 World Driving Champion made the announcement on Wednesday's of The Box Seat show Down Under. He indicated that it will be a short-term move for the time bei...
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Ross hired as USTA social media manager

on 05/23/2018 2:00 AM
Wendy Ross has joined the U.S. Trotting Association's (USTA) Communications Department as social media and public relations coordinator and Jason Turner has been promoted to assistant editor of Hoof Beas and digital brand strategist for the USTA. In addition, James Witherite has been hired as a freelance editor for the newsroom on the USTA's website, http://www.ustrotting.com/. "We are...
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The road map to horse ownership

on 05/23/2018 2:00 AM
One might think that horse ownership is just for the rich. Or that you need to be an industry insider to be certain that you are getting good advice as to what horses to buy and which trainers to use. Yeah, horse ownership is just too tough for regular folks.   Forget that. It's simply not so. The excitement that goes with being a horse owner could be just one owner's seminar awa...
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Mid-Ohio Memorial Trotting Sale slated for 5/25

on 05/23/2018 2:00 AM
The sixth annual Mid-Ohio Memorial Trotting Sale will be held Friday, May 25 at the Mt. Hope Auction, 8076 SR 241 in Millersburg, Ohio. The sale includes 141 cataloged quality trotting-bred driving horses, broodmares, racehorses, roadster and stallion prospects.   Featured in the 2018 sale is the royally bred trotting mare Royal Illusions, in foal to Chapter Seven 4,1:50 ($1,954,966...
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Emoticon Hanover takes Miss Versatility leg

on 05/22/2018 2:00 AM
The Miss Versatility Series kicked off Monday night at Woodbine Mohawk Park with a familiar face visiting the winner’s circle. Emoticon Hanover, a winner of more than $1.2 million, unleashed a strong :27 final-quarter to capture the $50,000 first leg of the annual series for older trotting mares. The Luc Blais trainee got the best of eight other mares to win the first Grand Circuit event of t...
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A Cushing exacta in Plainridge feature

on 05/22/2018 2:00 AM
Ron Cushing has been busy filling his barn with New Zealand bred horses this year and is taking no prisoners when they hit the track. On Monday afternoon Cushing and his ownership partner Kevin Sywyk started two of their Heidi Gibbs-trained bearcats in the $14,000 winners-over feature pace at Plainridge Park and came away finishing first and second while taking two opposite routes to the wi...
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Ohio horseman James "Bill" Dailey dies

on 05/22/2018 2:00 AM
James W. "Bill" Dailey, 57, of Mechanicsburg, Ohio, died Sunday, May 20, at home.   As a driver, Mr.Dailey sat behind 18,470 horses (latest in 2017) since 1978, winning 2,301 times with $10,231,234 in purse earnings. As a trainer, he sent 8,143 horses to the track with 1,287 wins with $12,348,085 in purse earnings.   A memorial gathering will be held from 5-8 p.m. on...
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Gutnick has high hopes for 2YO Hatikvah

on 05/22/2018 2:00 AM
Like many horse owners, Richard Gutnick heads into this season with hope for his 2 year olds, but in Gutnick's case it is quite literal. Among his horses generating optimism is homebred trotter Hatikvah, which is Hebrew for "the hope" and is the title of the poem-turned-song that became Israel's national anthem.   "I always liked the sound of it," Gutnick said of the name. "It is th...
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Farrier, horseman Henry MacMullin dies

on 05/22/2018 2:00 AM
William Henry MacMullin, a retired resident farrier and horseman at Blue Chip Farms in Wallkill, NY, and a longtime resident of Ulster County passed away on March 24 at Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown, NY, at the age of 87. "Henry" was a longtime resident farrier and horseman at Blue Chip Farms during the late 1970's, 80's and 90's and was responsible for the care of ...
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Canadian Hall of Famer JCs Nathalie euthanized

on 05/22/2018 2:00 AM
The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame has announced the passing of 2015 Standardbred mare inductee JCs Nathalie at the age of 30. Her owner, John Lamers, said "She had a lot of issues from her knees down. She would experience a lot of swelling, especially in her ankles, and the issues weren’t getting any better. She was also having a tough time eating. She was experiencing quite a bit of...
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Fashion Showdown wires field at Harrington

on 05/22/2018 2:00 AM
Chris White's Fashion Showdown ($4.60, Tony Morgan) was a wire-to-wire winner Tuesday in the $17,500 Mares Open at Harrington Raceway in 1:52.4. It was a dominating performance for the 8-year-old Village Jolt mare, who is trained by her owner. She never had an anxious moment in the decisive win over late closing Sayulita who was second, and third-place finisher Empress Deo. It was her...
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Graceful Vision, Rosemary Rose dead heat

on 05/22/2018 2:00 AM
Graceful Vision was dismissed at 15-1 and Rosemary Rose at 12-1, so few expected either one of them to win Tuesday’s (May 22) $18,000 Filly and Mare Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. Yet they both did, dead-heating for win with matching furious rallies. Graceful Vision and Ronnie Wrenn Jr. got the jump, moving behind the live cover of Medusa, while Rosemary Rose and Mike Wilder foll...
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Angel Or Terror scores in 1:53.1 in mare feature

on 05/22/2018 2:00 AM
A full field of nine of the best pacing mares on the grounds lined up for the $16,000 Winners-Over distaff pacing feature at Plainridge Park on Tuesday afternoon (May 22) and after a thrilling stretch drive, Angel Or Terror proved she was the best of the bunch. Driver Eddie Davis Jr. took Angel Or Terror off the gate and settled in fourth as Western Stepp (Drew Campbell) made a decisive bol...
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Art Dancer 2-for-2 in PA Stallion Series

on 05/21/2018 2:00 AM
Art Dancer, pushing his winning streak to five and handled by the red-hot Brett Miller, became the only two-time Pennsylvania Stallion Series winner in the three-year-old pacing colt ranks, spurting up the Pocono Pike to take his $20,000 division of the Stallion Series in 1:53.1 Sunday at the mountain oval.   An altered son of A Rocknroll Dance trained by Mark Harder, who co-owns hi...
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Filibuster Hanover wins 40th Confederation Cup

on 05/21/2018 2:00 AM
Favorite Filibuster Hanover held off his rivals to win the 40th edition of the $142,350 Confederation Cup on Sunday night (May 20) at Flamboro Downs. Driven by Yannick Gingras, the favored Ron Burke trainee Filibuster Hanover kept stablemate Eddard Hanover (Louis-Phillipe Roy) at bay then held off fellow elimination winner Western Joe (Doug McNair) at the wire in 1:51.4, but a pair of judge...
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Field set for $150K Commodore Barry Invite

on 05/21/2018 2:00 AM
The final field is set for the Commodore Barry Invitational for older pacers which will take place on a stakes-laden card Sunday at Harrah's Philadelphia. The purse is $150,000.   Among the participants are 2017 Breeder's Crown winner Beckhams Z Tam. The 4-year-old son of Always A Virgin closed sharply in his seasonal debut against Invitational competition at Hoosier Park. Trai...
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Roberts & Foster combine for Rosecroft snowman

on 05/21/2018 2:00 AM
Jonathan Roberts and Russell Foster combined for eight wins on the Sunday night card at Rosecroft Raceway.   Roberts picked up five wins on the night, the most impressive cam with trotter, Fashion Smile. The 7-year-old son of Broadway Hall, trained by his sister Megan, was parked the mile from post nine and simply would no be denied, eventually wearing down third-place finisher Sout...
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Marion Marauder wins in 2018 debut

on 05/21/2018 2:00 AM
Marion Marauder ($6.40), the 2016 Trotting Triple Crown champion, made his 5-year-old debut a winning one in his $30,000 Great Northeast Series event on Sunday afternoon at Harrah's Philadelphia.   After floating from the outside post 7 and landing in fourth behind a hotly contested pace, Marion Marauder angled out to chase a brushing Crazy Wow (David Miller) en route to a :54.1 half...
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NYSS to host June 20 new owner seminar

on 05/21/2018 2:00 AM
The New York Sire Stakes will host a seminar for new and prospective Standardbred horse owners at the Harness Racing Museum on Sunday, June 10, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Participants are invited to gather at 9 a.m. for a tour of the Goshen Historic Track backstretch, paddock and stables before informational panel discussions led by industry veterans.   New owners will have the opportuni...
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Dee's Rocketman fires late for Pompano win

on 05/21/2018 2:00 AM
Dee's Rocketman, catch-driven by Ed Hysell, came from dead last to take top honors in Pompano Park's featured Open Pace on Sunday night.   The 6-year-old son of Rock N Roll Heaven, last in his classy quintet once the wings opened and things settled down, collared stablemate Sing For Me George, driven by Mickey McNichol, to stop the timer in 1:52.4 over a track labeled "fast," but dulled a...
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