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LA Delight wins 1st race of ‘17 at Woodbine

on 11/24/2017 12:00 AM
Carmen Auciello has been racking up victories and making an impact on the Woodbine trainer standings for many seasons and Friday night at the Toronto oval he reached a career milestone. Four-year-old pacing mare Sodwana Bay captured the evening’s sixth race to give Auciello 1,000 career training victories. The 37-year-old trainer from Stouffville, Ont. came into the night just a win shy ...
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Dragin The Wagon steals show at Batavia

on 11/24/2017 12:00 AM
In his last trip to Batavia Downs three weeks ago, Dragin The Wagon won handily wire to wire in 1:56.1. After two starts at Yonkers he returned to the Genesee County oval for a curtain call as the star of the show once again as he won the $10,000 Open Handicap Trot on Friday night. Dragin The Wagon (Billy Davis Jr.) went right to the front and opened a gapped lead that would only get bigger. Af...
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Downbytheseaside tops Fear The Dragon

on 11/23/2017 12:00 AM
Downbytheseaside overcame post position nine, with two trailers to his outside at the start, to win the $35,000 Hap Hansen Progress Pace elimination in 1:50.1 over stablemate Fear The Dragon on Wednesday night (Nov. 22) at Dover Downs. Downbytheseaside got away at the back of the field at the start--ninth--while his stablemate, Fear The Dragon, was settled at the pylons when a gap developed as ...
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Divas Image takes Pocono feature in 1:51.2

on 11/22/2017 12:00 AM
The Bettors Delight mare Divas Image came into The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono from Yonkers and promptly regained her winning ways, taking the $17,000 distaff pacing feature Tuesday in 1:51.2, a new mark, on the penultimate card of the 2017 season at the mountain oval. George Napolitano Jr. received the sulky assignment from trainer Jennifer Bongiorno and promptly made every pole a winning ...
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Midwest Auction supplements now online

on 11/22/2017 12:00 AM
Supplemental Entries are now posted online at Midwest Auction Co. com, along with updated racelines for all racehorse entries. Many quality racehorses were added to the sale in the supplement section, which will sell directly after Hip 120 in the catalog. In its inaugural year, the Midwest Mixed Sale is set to start this Friday, Nov. 24, at 11 AM. The sale will be held at the brand-new 250,000 ...
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Fourth Dimension ready for Valley Victory

on 11/22/2017 12:00 AM
After rebounding from a disappointing outcome in the Breeders Crown with a win in last week's Valley Victory Stakes elimination, 2-year-old trotter Fourth Dimension will try to wrap up his season with one more victory in Saturday's (Nov. 25) $464,650 final at the Meadowlands Racetrack. The Valley Victory is one of the "Fall Final Four" stakes for 2-year-old trotters and pacers Saturday at the Big...
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Canada holding National Championship in '18

on 11/22/2017 12:00 AM
Standardbred Canada is pleased to announce that a National Driving Championship (NDC) will be hosted in 2018 and the winner will have the opportunity to join 2017 World Driving Champion, James MacDonald, in the 2019 World Driving Championship in Sweden.   Standardbred Canada hosted the 2017 World Driving Championship (WDC) in August and MacDonald's victory earned him an automatic invitati...
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Florida breds compete in finals Sunday

on 11/22/2017 12:00 AM
Thanksgiving is Thursday but the feast for horsemen is Sunday at Pompano Park as the FSBOA sponsored Breeders Stakes Finals takes place with over $420,000 up for grabs in their eight championship finals for two and three year-old Florida breds. The action begins with five non-wagering events beginning at 6:30 with I Rhoda Daley seeking to continue her dominance in the $49,750 event for juvenile...
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Gulotta appointed to governor-elect team

on 11/22/2017 12:00 AM
New Jersey Governor-elect Phil Murphy has announced the appointment of Mike Gulotta, a director of the Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey (SBOANJ) and CEO of Deo Volente Farms, to his Budget transition committee. Gulotta will make recommendations on state policy, issues and initiatives as Murphy's administration prepares to take office. The committees will...
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Meadowlands insights in new Weekend Preview

on 11/22/2017 12:00 AM
The latest edition of HarnessRacing Weekend Preview includes insights about the Fall Four and TVG events at the Meadowlands this Saturday. Trainer Ron Burke explains the entry of his 3-year-old trotting colt What The Hill in the TVG Open Trot, Tim Tetrick offers his thoughts about his drives in the big stakes at the Meadowlands Saturday, and trainer Joe Holloway talks about his 2-year-old f...
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Barn Girl wins third straight at Meadows

on 11/22/2017 12:00 AM
Barn Girl won her third straight race -- and 14th this year -- with a facile front-end score in Wednesday’s (Nov. 22) $18,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows. Barn Girl zipped to the top from post six for Aaron Merriman and never permitted any effective outside flow to develop. She defeated the pocket-sitting Lady Ping by 1-3/4 lengths in 1:55.4 over a "good" surface, ...
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Churita dominates males in Dayton Open

on 11/22/2017 12:00 AM
Churita, a 5-year-old mare by Airzoom Lindy, dominated her male competitors to capture the $18,500 Open "Turkey Trot" at Hollywood Dayton Raceway on Wednesday night (Nov. 22). The classy Indiana-based winner of 28 races was reunited with driver Trace Tetrick for her third effort in the past two months at Dayton and responded with her first Ohio win, an open lengths 1:54 triumph over Cantab Lind...
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Squeeze This uses passing lane to score at Batavia

on 11/22/2017 12:00 AM
A heady drive by Billy Davis Jr. conserved effort for Squeeze This both early and late in the mile before he let her lunge down the lightning lane and capture the $10,000 Fillies and Mares Open Handicap Pace at Batavia Downs on Wednesday evening. Voltina (Kevin Cummings) went back to her penchant of cutting the race, firing hard off the gate to take early command. She yielded briefly to Exotic ...
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Toys for Tots drive at Meadowlands

on 11/21/2017 12:00 AM
Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment is holding its 14th annual Toys for Tots collection drive through Saturday, Dec. 9.   All are welcome to bring in new, unwrapped toys and spread holiday cheer this holiday season to a child in need. Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment will be donating all collected toys to the local Marine Corps Toys for Tots. "We are proud to host a Toys...
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Goodtogo Hanover good to go at Meadows

on 11/21/2017 12:00 AM
Goodtogo Hanover stalked Windsong Magic from the pocket, then roared through the Lightning Lane for Jim Pantaleano to capture Tuesday’s feature, a $13,000 Filly & Mare Conditioned Trot, at The Meadows. Windsong Magic withstood the first-over assault by Glidinthruparadise, but was no match for Goodtogo Hanover, who prevailed in 1:56.3. Delcrest Magicstar also shot the Lightning Lane, b...
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Pedal Power, Ibetyoucanwiggle win DSBF legs

on 11/21/2017 12:00 AM
Pedal Power and Ibetyoucanwiggle pulled mild surprises to win the second-leg $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) Two-Year-Old Filly Paces on Tuesday (Nov. 21) at Dover Downs. Theresademoninme took the $25,000 Open Trot. With both first-leg winners – Gracefullyforgiven and Go Sandy Go – virtually tied as race favorites, Tim Tetrick pulled Pedal Power out of third turning for h...
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Harness Museum's holiday concert on Dec. 7

on 11/21/2017 12:00 AM
Great music and fun are traditions of the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame’s annual Holiday Concert. Celebrating its 43rd year, this community event kicks off the festive season. Although much has changed in the world since that first concert in 1974, the charm of sleigh bells and the warmth of gathered neighbors continue to "make the season bright." Mark your calendar for Thurs...
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Rubber Duck wins at Pocono for Jenn Bongiorno

on 11/20/2017 12:00 AM
Rubber Duck, who has done his best racing on the front end in recent starts, worked out a pocket trip on a 34-degree night and came on to get a half-length decision over tough pacesetter Classicality while taking Sunday’s $25,000 winners-over handicap trot in 1:53.2 Sunday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. Jim Marohn Jr. sat with the Muscle Mass ridgling behind favored Classicalit...
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Charmed Life bests boys in Yonkers Open Trot

on 11/20/2017 12:00 AM
Odds-on Charmed Life (Yannick Gingras, $3.50) slapped the boys silly again Sunday afternoon (Nov. 19), winning Yonkers Raceway’s windy $40,000 Open Trot.  With ‘only’ a seven-horse field, the weekly trotting feature went at the flat mile as the late-morning opener. First-up a week ago, Charmed Life was in play early here. From post position five, she found the front well before a ...
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Ariana G named 2017 NJSS Horse of Year

on 11/20/2017 12:00 AM
Ariana G has been selected as the New Jersey Sires Stakes Horse of the Year for 2017.   Ariana G won both of the New Jersey-restricted races that she entered, including the final of the Sires Stakes Premier Division at the Meadowlands where she took her lifetime mark of 1:51.1. The 3-year-old trotting filly used those races as a springboard to the rest of the season which saw her vi...
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