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Mykindachip scores 50th career victory

on 11/11/2017 12:00 AM
Mykindachip has ruled the roost in both Ohio and Indiana this season, winning open paces will regularity. His 1:51.4 triumph at Hollywood Dayton on Saturday (Nov. 11) was his sixth score in his last nine starts at the highest levels, with three of the victories coming at Hoosier Park and three at Hollywood Dayton. His 2017 scorecard now reads 10-9-5 in 33 starts. Mykindachip's most recent tally...
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Amateur events to Joe Lee, Ned Hodkinson

on 11/11/2017 12:00 AM
The granddaddy of all amateur racing organizations, the CKG Billings Amateur Driving Series, which came to fruition nearly four decades ago, has been the inspiration for all the amateur clubs that have since evolved. And there are many, much to the delight of the participants as well of the harness racing secretaries. When there are events at two different venues on the same evening, one can beg...
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Waterstone closes gap in 2nd in HANA contest

on 11/10/2017 12:00 AM
In an abbreviated contest week, Gordon Waterstone won the 76th leg of the Hambletonian Society Grand Circuit Handicapping Challenge allowing him to close the gap on contest leader Rusty Nash by forty points with three legs remaining. While Jay Hochstetler had three winners for the week, he had to settle for second place for the week as Waterstone's two winners included Springsteen ($15.20...
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Dynamite Dame tops broodmares at Harrisburg

on 11/10/2017 12:00 AM
Dynamite Dame, a 5-year-old trotting mare in foal to Muscle Hill, was the sales topper at Thursday's mixed sale session of the Standardbred Horse Sale, going for $135,000 to agent Bryan Montgomery. A daughter of Muscles Yankee out of the Donerail mare One Sharp Lady, Dynamite Dame was a stakes-winner at age 2 and runner-up to world champion Mission Brief in the 2014 New Jersey Sire Stakes cham...
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Illinois horsemen file lawsuit over recapture

on 11/10/2017 12:00 AM
Purse earnings support thousands of jobs throughout Illinois and sustain the horse racing industry. Horse owners, trainers, backstretch workers at the state's three tracks, breeders, veterinarians, blacksmiths, thoroughbred jockeys and standardbred drivers, and feed and hay suppliers across downstate all depend on purse dollars to earn their living. But due to "recapture," a law unique to horse...
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Strong edition of Officials Accreditation Program

on 11/10/2017 12:00 AM
The United States Trotting Association is currently holding its Judges Accreditation Program at The Meadows Racetrack and Casino. The 60-hour educational seminar, which is a nine-day program, began on Tuesday, Nov. 7, and is conducted under the auspices of the Racing Officials Accreditation Program (ROAP). The school provides a formal way to cover both basic, day-to-day responsibilities and...
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Chapter Seven 3YO tops Friday HB session at $250,000

on 11/10/2017 12:00 AM
The final day of the Standardbred Mixed Sale took place on Friday (Nov. 10) at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg. Among the horses that were sold on Friday was Massachusetts Sire Stakes champion Big Man Ev. He brought the highest bid of any horse that went through the ring today when the 3-year-old gelding was purchased by an organization from Finland for $250...
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Empire Earl N takes Batavia Open Trot

on 11/10/2017 12:00 AM
In a career-best outing, Empire Earl N made two moves to victory in the $10,000 Open Handicap Trot at Batavia Downs on Friday night (Nov. 10). Empire Earl N left from post three and cleared momentarily before Osprey Vision (Ray Fisher Jr.) overtook and settled on the lead. Kahoku (Kevin Cummings) who also left, got parked out third and was in for a long night. Osprey Vision took the field to t...
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Newborn Sassy posts her eighth win of season

on 11/10/2017 12:00 AM
Pocketed fave Newborn Sassy (Tim Tetrick, $4.40) was up late Friday night (Nov. 10), winning Yonkers Raceway’s $50,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace. In play from a rare good getaway (post position three), Newborn Sassy made the first lead. She then gave it up to Regil Elektra (Jason Bartlett) before a 28-second opening quarter-mile. After a :57.4 intermission, company arrived in the for...
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Meadowlands adjusts wagering format

on 11/09/2017 12:00 AM
The Meadowlands Racetrack is announcing a small change to its wagering format that will take effect when live racing resumes this Saturday, Nov. 11.   With the start of the Pick 10 Survivor on Race 1, the 50-cent Pick Five will be moved back to start on Race 2 to avoid overlap between the two wagers.   In addition, the early Pick Four will move back to start on Race 4 and...
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Pocono announces 2017 Horses of Year

on 11/09/2017 12:00 AM
The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono has announced their annual awards for Horses of the Year. The horses will be honored in the Hanover Shoe Farms Winner's Circle starting Saturday, Nov. 11, and continuing through Saturday, Nov. 18.   Pacer of the Year honors go to Maxdaddy Blue Chip, a 5-year-old Sportsmaster gelding who had an outstanding overall 2017 season, with 15 victori...
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Hawthorne late-closer nominations due

on 11/09/2017 12:00 AM
Racing secretary Robin Schadt would like to remind all horsemen wishing to enter the upcoming late-closers that will be offered as part of the 2018 Winter meet at Hawthorne Race Course, that nominations must be postmarked by no later than Dec. 1, 2017.   Racing will kick off with a three-night week on Friday, Jan. 5, and conclude with a special Monday card on Feb. 19. There will...
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New Weekend Preview now available!

on 11/09/2017 12:00 AM
Trainer Tony Alagna already has a solid contender for the upcoming Governor's Cup in recent Breeders Crown 2-Year-Old Colt Pace champ Stay Hungry, but on Saturday night at the Meadowlands he sends out the lightly-raced American Pastime and Captain Deo, a pair of hopefuls for the last stakes event of the year for freshmen. In the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview, Alagna and co-owner M...
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Fear The Dragon wins qualifier in 1:53.4 at Dayton

on 11/09/2017 12:00 AM
North America Cup winner Fear The Dragon returned to the races in style on Thursday (Nov. 9). The 3-year-old son of Dragon Again easily disposed of seven rivals at Hollywood Gaming Dayton Raceway in a qualifying contest. Steered by Chris Page, the colt was placed upon the lead from post position seven the moment he left the gate and paced in hand throughout the rest of the mile to sto...
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Mares in foal to rookies bring solid prices in HB

on 11/09/2017 12:00 AM
Two pacing mares in foal to world champion Always B Miki sold for solid prices during the mixed portion of the Standardbred Horse Sales Company's auction in Harrisburg, Pa., on Thursday. Sea Cruise Hanover, an 8-year-old daughter of Dragon Again out of the No Nukes mare Sami Cam, was sold for $85,000 to Hickory Lane Horse Farm of Ohio. Sea Cruise Hanover, who is carrying her first foal, is ...
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Deli-delite bounces back, wins at Saratoga

on 11/09/2017 12:00 AM
Deli-delite (RC Royalty) continued her breakout season on Thursday afternoon (Nov. 9) at Saratoga Casino Hotel. The Tony Mondi-trained sophomore trotter spent the summer racing in the New York Sire Stakes. The 3-year-old had enough success to qualify her for the $225,000 Sire Stakes final contested in Oct. Unfortunately, she was scratched sick from that event. Deli-delite has rallied back a...
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Springsteen, Youaremycandygirl win Matron 2YO paces

on 11/09/2017 12:00 AM
Springsteen is not only a big hit on Broadway but also in the Matron Stakes after winning the $211,300 Colt and Gelding Pace at Dover Downs on Thursday. His victory placed him in the Delaware facility's winner's circle with the likes of the sensational Youaremycandygirl, Wolfgang and Plunge Blue Chip, as these four horses captured their respective contests. Teamed with driver Simon Allard, ...
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Blazin Britches has chip, done for season

on 11/08/2017 12:00 AM
As Bruce Trogdon made his way around the Standardbred Horse Sale the past couple days, he was looking to the future, but still keeping an eye on the present as well. A present that might include several more races for 3-year-old male pacer Fear The Dragon.   Fear The Dragon, who finished eighth in his Breeders Crown elimination Oct. 21 and was scratched from an Oct. 28 race, will qualify ...
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Downbytheseaside to stand at Sugar Valley

on 11/08/2017 12:00 AM
World champion pacer Downbytheseaside will be joining the star-studded roster of Diamond Creek Farm stallions in 2018. "We are thrilled to have one of the top Somebeachsimewheres ever to race come to Ohio," said Sugar Valley Farm’s Joe McLead. "Ohio's program is gaining on a national scale, and this is an incredible opportunity for the growing popularity of Ohio breds. With the loss...
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Holloway hopes for “statement” win in Matron

on 11/08/2017 12:00 AM
Joe Holloway hopes this year does not provide the last word on Closing Statement’s disposition. Closing Statement has won five of 12 races and earned $226,939 in purses this season despite being "a work in progress." In his most recent start, the colt finished third in the Breeders Crown. On Thursday, he faces seven foes in the $211,300 Matron Stakes for 2-year-old male pacers at Dover Downs...
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