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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Innisfallen takes Philly feature trot

on 10/08/2020 4:37 PM
The Explosive Matter gelding Innisfallen won for the third time in his last four starts, continuing to climb the class ladder with a 1:55 triumph in the $13,600 trotting feature at Harrah’s Philadelphia on Thursday afternoon.   Driver Vinny Ginsburg hustled the improving trotter right down the road, passing Macmorris Hanover early and stringing the field out behind splits of :29...
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KY Futurity, Sale results, Tattersalls in Weekend Preview!

on 10/08/2020 4:36 PM
With few exceptions, every star in harness racing is in action this weekend at The Red Mile, and we have all the stories in the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview. Top billing goes to the Kentucky Futurity, and trainer Tony Alagna explains why he made the decision to race Ramona Hill in the Filly Futurity and not against the boys. On the flip side, trainer Chris Ryder explains why he is ...
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Fives are fabulous for Meadowlands' faithful

on 10/08/2020 2:13 PM
Fives have been wild of late at the Meadowlands, as some of the biggest payouts have come in a pair of low-minimum bets at the mile oval. The 10-cent Pentafecta, which requires one to correctly select the first five finishers in a given race, replaced the 20-cent based “jackpot” version, and has returned great dividends to players, as has the 20-cent Pick-5. Both wagers now give b...
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Big M stays closed; Friday racing with no spectators

on 10/08/2020 2:11 PM
The Meadowlands Racetrack will remain closed to fans on Friday, Oct. 9, for simulcasting, sports wagering and live racing.  Winners Bayonne remains open.   Live harness racing will take place at 7:15 p.m. on Friday and Saturday night. Horsemen are reminded to have the covid questionnaire completed when arriving at the stable gate for their temperature check.  Face ...
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Posts drawn for Kentucky Futurity, Filly Futurity

on 10/08/2020 11:52 AM
Post positions were drawn Thursday morning at The Red Mile for Sunday afternoon's 128th Kentucky Futurity and 55th Kentucky Filly Futurity. Twelve 3-year-old colt trotters will go behind the gate in the $444,000 Kentucky Futurity, while 12 will line up in the $255,000 Filly Futurity, including Ramona Hill, who bested the boys in the Hambletonian on Aug. 8 at the Meadowlands   Here...
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Backstretch With Gordon: Fly

on 10/08/2020 10:23 AM
No, not that fly. But I would have loved to have been a fly on the wall this past week trying to listen in as Tony Alagna tried to make the decision of racing Ramona Hill in the Kentucky Futurity against the boys or the Filly Futurity. Tony told me Wednesday morning he still hadn’t decided, but this morning—60 degrees, sunshine and no jacket needed—he said the filly would race ...
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Proxibid at Buckeye Classic Sale

on 10/08/2020 9:48 AM
The annual Buckeye Classic Yearling Sale is set to take place next week Oct. 13 at the Champions Center Expo in Springfield, Ohio. A total of 212 yearlings have been cataloged. Yearlings withdrawn from the sale that the company have been made aware of are so designated on the online roster.   Up-to-date TrackIt pedigrees, catalog pages and available videos can be viewed on w...
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