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Ramona Hill upset by Ab’sattitudexpress at Red Mile

on 10/04/2020 5:35 PM
Hambletonian winner Ramona Hill began to shorten in stride in the final sixteenth as Ab’sattitudexpress hit her best stride, towering down the center of the course with enough momentum to nail Ramona Hill at the finish of the final division for the $209,600 Bar Hopping Bluegrass 3-Year-Old Filly Trot—sponsored by the Bar Hopping Syndicate and Hanover Shoe Farm—on Sunday at The ...
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Tall Dark Stranger game, Cattlewash in 1:46.4 in Bluegrass scores

on 10/04/2020 4:51 PM
Game to the finish once again, Tall Dark Stranger withstood a late challenge from pocket-popper Captain Barbossa to pad his resume with a 1:48.3 victory in the final of three divisions for the $203,800 Captaintreacherous Bluegrass 3-Year-Old Colt and Gelding Pace—sponsored by the Captaintreacherous Syndicate and Hanover Shoe Farms—on Sunday at The Red Mile. Unhurried from the pylo...
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Party Girl Hill still perfect in 12 after Bluegrass win

on 10/04/2020 4:46 PM
Party Girl Hill’s undefeated campaign continued on Sunday at The Red Mile when the Captaintreacherous filly won the second of three divisions for the $236,600 American Ideal Bluegrass 3-Year-Old Filly Pace—sponsored by Brittany Stallion Management—to collect her 12th-consecutive victory. Racing fourth to a :26.4 first quarter, driver Dexter Dunn dashed Party Girl Hill t...
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It’s Academic’s 1:50.3 fastest in Bluegrass 3CT splits

on 10/04/2020 4:42 PM
Off a world record set in Delaware, Ohio, It’s Academic powered to the lead, settled for the pocket and surged for the lead late to take the first of three divisions for the $211,700 Greenshoe Bluegrass 3-Year-Old Colt and Gelding Trot—sponsored by the Greenshoe Syndicate and Hanover Shoe Farm—in 1:50.3 on Sunday at The Red Mile. Driver Chris Page pushed It’s Academic ...
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Backstretch With Gordon: A quiet Sunday

on 10/04/2020 10:53 AM
Another great afternoon of racing Saturday at The Red Mile. I’m on the Perfect Sting bandwagon and the Joe Holloway trainee did not disappoint, winning his Bluegrass division with driver David Miller gamely over Summa Cum Laude, who was trying hard up the inside for Yannick Gingras but fell a half-length short in 1:50. As announcer Gabe Prewitt said, “Perfect Sting tacked on the...
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Highalator wins third straight at Meadowlands

on 10/04/2020 7:07 AM
It’s easy to run short of superlatives when describing Highalator, and Saturday night at the Meadowlands in the featured Preferred for pacers, he once again showed why. The 6-year-old son of Somebeachsomewhere-Higher And Higher won his third straight at the mile oval competing in the weekly feature, and rather than prevailing after a nail-biting stretch duel as he did in his l...
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Bettor’s Wish, Atlanta win Dayton Derbies

on 10/04/2020 12:12 AM
On a night when eight track records were either beaten or tied at Hollywood Dayton Raceway, Bettor's Wish (Dexter Dunn) edged an outstanding field of North America's top older pacers winning the seventh annual Dayton Pacing Derby in 1:49 on Saturday. Dancin Lou (Brian Sears) was lapped on the winner at the wire and Century Farroh (David Miller) was just beaten by a single length. ...
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Kissin In The Sand edges Shartin N in Dayton Distaff Derby

on 10/03/2020 11:58 PM
Trainer Nancy Takter thought long and hard about giving Kissin In The Sand a week off after a convincing 1:49 win in the Milton Stake at Woodbine Mohawk Park last Saturday.  But a change in plans, possibly caused by a realization that Hatfield Stables of Ohio co-owns the magnificent mare with Marvin Katz of Toronto, resulted in an epic battle with Shartin N and another 1:49 s...
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Visitation for Barry Conrad, 78

on 10/03/2020 8:39 PM
Barry Edwin Conrad, 78, of Canal Winchester, Ohio, died in his home on Sept. 30, 2020. He was born Feb. 11, 1942, in Circleville, Ohio. He founded Conrad Photographs and Darkroom Artists photo lab in the basement of his home in 1968 and later moved it to Clintonville. The photography business encompassed every aspect of portrait, wedding and professional lab work. He became well known thro...
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NY Development Fund: "solid...2021"

on 10/03/2020 7:07 PM
Statement from the Agriculture and New York State Horse Breeding Development Fund regarding 2021 New York Sires Stakes: “As the yearling auction sales season gets underway in Lexington next week, the Agriculture and New York State Horse Breeding Development Fund, which sponsors the New York Sire Stakes program, assures breeders and buyers that we are fully preparing for a sol...
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Perfect Sting still perfect in seven after Bluegrass victory

on 10/03/2020 5:31 PM
 At the site of his sire’s and dam’s world-record miles, the Always B Miki-Shebestingin colt Perfect Sting remained undefeated with a 1:50 performance in the third of three divisions for the $359,300 Stay Hungry Bluegrass 2-Year-Old Colt and Gelding Pace—presented by the Stay Hungry Syndicate and Hanover Shoe Farms—on Saturday at The Red Mile. Away third to a...
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Surprises in Bluegrass 2FTs at Red Mile

on 10/03/2020 5:27 PM
Trainer-driver Ake Svanstedt pounced 10-1 shot Presto from the pocket and powered past 9-5 second choice You Ato Dream to win the first division of the $349,000 Norman Woolworth Memorial Bluegrass 2-Year-Old Filly Trot on Saturday at The Red Mile. Svanstedt sent Presto for the lead from post 7, but yielded control as You Ato Dream brushed from third to the lead by a :27.3 first quarter. You A...
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Backstretch With Gordon: A beautiful Saturday!

on 10/03/2020 11:10 AM
We had some great racing to open up the six days of Grand Circuit stakes at The Red Mile, and while it was a nice Friday afternoon, a breeze made it chilly unless you were sitting in the sun. Obviously, the crowd was sparse due to attendance limitations, but those on hand and all others watching via simulcast were, as I said, treated to some great racing.   With all respect to the oth...
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Kirby wins four Friday at Meadowlands

on 10/03/2020 7:05 AM
With many Meadowlands regulars in Lexington racing at The Red Mile, opportunities for other drivers were there for the taking at the mile oval Friday night. Making the most of his chances was Delaware regular Victor Kirby, no stranger to the Big M winner’s circle, who won four times on the card, all in the Fall Harvest Series, a late closer for horses of moderate class. Kirby recorded...
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Stars galore racing Sunday at Red Mile

on 10/02/2020 10:22 PM
 Hambletonian winner Ramona Hill leads the Alagna Armada’s charge on Sunday afternoon at The Red Mile, where the champion filly will race in the final of a total 12 divisions of Bluegrass Stakes. Ramona Hill, conditioned by The Red Mile’s leading trainer Tony Alagna, will start from post 7 in the third of three divisions of the $209,600 Bar Hopping Bluegrass Three-Year-O...
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First Up back in Plainridge winner’s circle

on 10/02/2020 7:59 PM
After winning two consecutive starts at Plainridge Park, First Up finished seventh at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono only five days ago. But she returned to The Ridge on Friday and picked up where she left off, winning the $17,500 featured winners-over pace for fillies and mares.    Driver Shawn Gray sent First Up right to the front and had the race in full control from the...
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Seven-win Friday for George Nap at Philly

on 10/02/2020 7:56 PM
A trio of $11,200 events for developing younger horses, two on the trot and one on the pace, headed the Friday afternoon action at Harrah’s Philadelphia.   The pacing contest headed the afternoon’s proceedings, and the Western Ideal sophomore colt Buy In headed the race for most of the mile, pacing twin :56 halves en route to the 1:52 victory. Tony Morgan guided ...
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Dancinginthedark M shines brightest in Bluegrass 2CT

on 10/02/2020 5:13 PM
Dancinginthedark M looped to the top through slow fractions and accelerated under minimal encouragement to a 1:52.2 victory in the first division of the $316,300 Muscle Hill Bluegrass Two-Year-Old Colt and Gelding Trot—sponsored by Southwind Farms—on Friday at The Red Mile. Cuatro De Julio cleared control to the first turn with Magical Muscle Man securing the pocket and Dacin...
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Test Of Faith, Fire Start Hanover win Bluegrass 2FPs

on 10/02/2020 4:24 PM
With just one blemish in her eight-race resume, Test Of Faith cruised to her sixth-consecutive victory when winning the first of two divisions of the $268,000 Artspeak Bluegrass 2-Year-Old Filly Pace — sponsored by the Artspeak Syndicate and Winbak Farm — on Friday at The Red Mile. Marsala Hanover hustled for the lead from post 8 and took the field by the opening quarter in :28. T...
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No spectators Fri. or Sat. racing at Big M; site closed until Monday

on 10/02/2020 3:08 PM
The Meadowlands Racetrack will remained closed to patrons for racing, simulcasting and sports wagering until Monday, Oct. 5. Live harness racing will take place as scheduled on Friday, Oct. 2 and Saturday, Oct. 3 without spectators. Post time is 7:15 p.m. Fans are encouraged to wager online by visiting their favorite online OTW. Must be 18+ to wager. Re-opening details will be...
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