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Miso Fast brings $250,000 to top Tattersalls

on 01/15/2018 12:00 AM
Ed Telle arrived at Monday’s (Jan. 15) Tattersalls January Select Mixed Sale at the Meadowlands Racetrack with the intention of buying one horse, Miso Fast. Several hours later, Telle accomplished his goal. Telle purchased the 4-year-old pacing stallion for $250,000, which was the day’s top price. Formerly trained by Ron Burke, Miso Fast has won seven of 36 career races and earned $647,...
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Mister Virgin scores at Dover, is claimed

on 01/15/2018 12:00 AM
Mister Virgin added another to his victory string which reached five after a 1:51.2 victory in the $10,500 claiming pace at Dover Downs on Monday (Jan.15). Great Kate won the $12,000 featured trot. Ron Davis' Mister Virgin took control of the race, getting the lead in front of the grandstand and never shook off a bid by Cashendash Hanover (Corey Callahan) on the backstretch into deep stretc...
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Manhattan Beach wins Miami Valley Open

on 01/14/2018 12:00 AM
It took Manhattan Beach two tries, but the son of Somebeachsomewhere got his initial victory of 2018 in the $25,000 Open Pace at Miami Valley on Saturday night.  Driver Trace Tetrick benefitted from Manhattan Beach’s best post position in quite some time to control the race throughout. After easily getting the top from the three hole, the winner cruised through quarter splits of :28...
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Foiled Again wins 99th career race

on 01/14/2018 12:00 AM
As George Brennan succinctly said, "What can I say?" Brennan spoke of Foiled Again beginning his final racing season with his 99th career victory Saturday night, highlighting Yonkers Raceway’s 11-race soiree. The sport’s richest horse added to his $7.5 million retirement account with a hard-earned, half-length victory.  Quarter-moving to the lead from post position three in the $...
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Gingras wins four at the Meadowlands

on 01/14/2018 12:00 AM
Yannick Gingras was the go-to guy Saturday night at the Meadowlands, winning four times on the 14-race card. The 2017 United States Harness Writers Association Driver of the Year scored in the first race with 6-5 favorite P H Kenny, who had lost no fewer than 37 straight heading into the night. The son of Lis Mara took the $15,000 claiming pace in 1:53 in powerful, two-move fashion. Next up w...
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McKirgan feted at OHHA banquet

on 01/14/2018 12:00 AM
It was mighty cold outside, but the warmth emanating from the room surely spread its heat throughout the lobby of the Doubletree Hotel in Worthington, Ohio, on Saturday as 77-year-old Don McKirgan took the stage at the Ohio Harness Horsemen’s Association annual banquet to be feted for his induction into the state’s Hall of Fame. True to the form that was responsible for his selection by th...
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Money Maven cashes in in Yonkers Open

on 01/14/2018 12:00 AM
Favored Money Maven (Yannick Gingras, $5.40) held sway after a long grind Sunday afternoon winning Yonkers Raceway’s $50,000 Open Handicap Trot.  The field of nine went as the first of seven ‘French’ trots, with Money Maven away from third from post position three.  Last week’s off-the-pace winner, Consolidator (Jim Marohn Jr.) left hard here. The lass worked around pol...
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George Brennan and a pair of “old men”

on 01/14/2018 12:00 AM
Put Foiled Again together with Run And Tell Pap and you get a 25-year-old gelding. Well, not quite. While the exploits of 14-year-old pacer Foiled Again—he of the 99 career wins and sport’s best $7.5 million lifetime bankroll—have been well-documented by any number of authors, including this one, trotter Run And Tell Pap also just keeps on keepin’ on. The 11-year-old son of High Falls ...
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Another Breath repeats at Miami Valley

on 01/14/2018 12:00 AM
An Open Trot and a trio of first leg divisions of the Claim To Fame Late Closer series for $30,000 claimers, all for $25,000 purses, shared the spotlight on the Sunday matinee at Miami Valley Raceway. Another Breath (Chris Page) scored for the second straight week in the top trot besting Cantab Lindy (Tyler Smith) and Walter White (Dan Noble) in 1:55.4.  Page, undoubtedly aware that...
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Somebeachsomewhere dies at age 13

on 01/14/2018 12:00 AM
World champion, Hall of Famer, leading stallion and legendary Standardbred racehorse Somebeachsomewhere was euthanized Sunday afternoon, Jan. 14, at Mid-Atlantic Veterinary Center in Ringoes, NJ after a short battle with cancer. Somebeachsomewhere had just turned 13 on Jan. 1. "It’s devastating. It’s a terrible day," said Brent MacGrath, the trainer and part-owner of the Canadian-...
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Bettors, Brett Miller have big night at Big M

on 01/13/2018 12:00 AM
After cold temperatures cancelled racing at the Meadowlands a week ago, Big M fans and driver Brett Miller enjoyed the unseasonable warmth in a big way as racing resumed on a rainy Friday night. The Pick-5, which had a guaranteed pool of $125,000, ended up at just over $250,000 after adding the wager’s carryover of $28,786 to the pot. Those smart enough to have the winning combination of 3-...
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Sally Fletcher A wins F&M Open at Yonkers

on 01/13/2018 12:00 AM
Odds-on Sally Fletcher A (Jason Bartlett, $2.70) was saved by the wire Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway’s first-of-the-season $40,000 Filly and Mare Open Pace. The auto-drawn field of seven traversed the rain and the wind and the fog, with Sally Fletcher A—from post position two—wanting no part of an early seat. The people’s preference worked around polester Scandalicious (Matt Kak...
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Western Hill set for 4YO debut at Yonkers

on 01/13/2018 12:00 AM
Last summer, talented pacer Western Hill showed promise of becoming a top stakes 3 year old. The Tony Alagna trainee finished second in his North American Cup elimination and fifth in the final the following week. After failing to make the Meadowlands Pace final, the son of Western Ideal again finished second in an elimination of the Adios and earned a fourth-place check in the final. Desp...
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USTA District 1 meets, votes on rules changes

on 01/13/2018 12:00 AM
Despite a snowstorm the night before, USTA District 1 conducted its annual membership meeting on Saturday at the Doubletree Hotel in Worthington, Ohio. Led by director Don "Skip" Hoovler and directors Dan Ater and Dr. John Mossbarger, the members in attendance discussed and voted upon the 24 rule change and by-law proposals submitted by members, track officials and USTA Staff. The entire ...
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USTA District 7 meets, votes on rules changes

on 01/13/2018 12:00 AM
The annual meeting of the United States Trotting Association’s District 7, encompassing Pennsylvania, was held on Saturday at the Omni Bedford Springs Report in this Pennsylvania city. District Chairman Sam Beegle was joined by directors Russell Williams, Rich Gillock, Barry Brown, and Kevin Decker. Beegle asked Williams to guide the review of the USTA rule change proposals. Russell sta...
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Illinois horseman Duncan Price dies at 74

on 01/13/2018 12:00 AM
Duncan Price, 74, a longtime harness horseman, died Tuesday (Jan. 9). He was born in Suffolk, England on Sept. 30, 1943, to the late John and Jean Price and was a resident of Grant Park, Ill. Price was a long-time breeder, owner, trainer and driver in Illinois where he owned and operated Galewood Farm in Grant Park for a number of years. After working with his family at the first harne...
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Former Louisville Downs exec Dale Owens dies

on 01/13/2018 12:00 AM
Former Louisville Downs executive Dale Edward Owens, 67, of  Louisville, Ky., died Thursday, Jan. 11.  Mr. Owens was an influential figure in Louisville professional sports for nearly four decades. After graduating from the University of Kentucky in 1975, he became the Assistant to the President of William H. King Enterprises and Marketing Director of Louisville Downs harness track, serv...
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Cajon Lightning wins fifth at Dover meet

on 01/12/2018 12:00 AM
Cajon Lightning took the lead early on the way to his fifth win of the meet romping to a 1:51.2 success in the $25,000 Open pace at Dover Downs on Thursday (Jan.11). Three drivers dominated on the 13-race card; Tim Tetrick won four, Tony Morgan and Art Stafford Jr. had three apiece. Trained by Eric Ell for Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar, Steve Iaquinta and Minisink Farms, after starting from the outs...
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Miami Valley cancels Friday card

on 01/12/2018 12:00 AM
Due to an impending forecasted ice storm that will make travel to and from the track unsafe, Miami Valley has canceled the races for Friday night, Jan. 12. There is no precipitation forecast for Saturday or Sunday, so plans are to race on both those days.   The first leg of a late-closer for $12,500 male claimers that was scheduled for Friday night has been pushed back one week....
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Yonkers drivers talk about Pick 5 carryover races

on 01/12/2018 12:00 AM
The Pick-5 at Yonkers Raceway features a $15,113.25 carryover and $40,000 guaranteed pool Friday night (Jan. 12). The bet, which offers no consolation payout, covers races seven through 11 and offers a 50-cent base wager. Free past performances for the card are available at this lin Two of the track’s leading drivers, Jason Bartlett and George Brennan, discussed their drives in the ...
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