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First foal of Frontierpan tops day 2 at $180,000

on 11/07/2017 12:00 AM
A colt by Somebeachsomewhere, Hip 308, Quatrain Blue Chip, topped the second session of the Standardbred Horse Sales Company's yearling auction in Harrisburg on Tuesday, selling for $180,000. Mac Nichol bought the first foal of Frontierpan p, 3, 1:51.1, a Pennsylvania Sires Stakes winner for trainer Ron Burke. Blue Chip Farms consigned the colt. "He’s a super-looking horse," Nichol said. "I ...
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Smalltownthrowdown wins Pocono feature

on 11/06/2017 12:00 AM
The brothers Allard, driver Simon and trainer Rene, kept their hot streak at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono going on Sunday, with both picking up his fourth victory of the night when Smalltownthrowdown reduced his mark to 1:53 while defeated favored Centurion ATM in the $20,500 trotting feature.   The gelded son of Cash Hall is now four-for-four since coming to Pocono, here perform...
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Northfield back on Monday after storm cancellation

on 11/06/2017 12:00 AM
Northfield Park will be back in action on Monday night, one day after a severe storm caused the cancellation of Sunday's race card. The storm hit as the horses approached the three-quarters in the night's first race, and when the high winds knocked power out and the site went dark, horses scattered. Hunter Myers was the only driver hurt when he was knocked out of the sulky, but according to re...
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Hennessey hits grand slam in Stallion Stakes

on 11/06/2017 12:00 AM
Baseball season ended last Wednesday night when Houston took the final game of the World Series, but Sunday night at Pompano Park, it felt like the season was still going strong. When the festivities concluded, the records showed a grand slam, two triples and three doubles on the line-up card. The grand slam was recorded by Wally Hennessey in the four divisions of the (non-wagering) $104,...
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Safe From Terror tied for winningest NA horse

on 11/06/2017 12:00 AM
Safe From Terror powered to her 19th win this year in Monday’s (Nov. 6) $20,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows, lifting her to a tie with the 13-year-old mare Quicksilvercandy A for "winningest" Standarbred in North America in 2017. The victory did not come easily for Safe From Terror, who was parked for the opening three-eighths before making the front. She drew off ...
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More records broken in MASS finals

on 11/06/2017 12:00 AM
More records were broken as the best state-bred Standardbreds convened one more time for the $720,000 finals of the Massachusetts Sire Stakes (MASS) at Plainridge Park on Monday afternoon. Forty-six horses competed in eight $90,000 divisions and generated some impressive miles as a result.   The best performance of the day was undoubtedly put forth by Big Man Ev (Chapter...
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Muscle Hill offspring top HB opener at $320,000

on 11/06/2017 12:00 AM
The Standardbred Horse Sales Company's annual yearling auction in Harrisburg, Pa., got underway on Monday at the Pennsylvania State Farm Show Arena and 164 horses were sold for an average price of $75,305.  That figure is down 4.28 percent from last year's opening session average of $79,269, but the first session decline in average follows what occurred at the Lexington Selected Sale, whi...
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Petrossian As repeats at Dover

on 11/06/2017 12:00 AM
In a repeat of last week’s opening day feature, Petrossian As scored a win in the $18,000 headliner in 1:57.3 giving driver Russ Foster his second of three winners at Dover Downs on Monday.  Russell Foster, winner of the DSOA "Rising Star’ award early this year, notched a three-bagger including a 40-1 shot, late in the program. In the feature race, he guided Petrossian As, a 4-yea...
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McCarthy schools ‘em in Kindergarten finals

on 11/05/2017 1:00 AM
When you’re hot, you’re hot, and nobody cut through the chilly 40-degree November air like Andrew McCarthy on Saturday night at the Meadowlands. McCarthy won three of the four Kindergarten Classic finals on the opening night of the Fall/Winter Meet at the Big M. McCarthy kicked off his streak in the $198,000 filly trot by changing tactics with Hey Blondie, who had not show...
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Crown starters redeem in Hoosier stakes

on 11/05/2017 1:00 AM
Fresh off the heels of a successful Breeders Crown weekend, Grand Circuit racing action was back in the spotlight at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Saturday. The evening’s 12-race card was highlighted by the $140,000 Crossroads of America for 3-year-old filly trotters, The $125,000 USS Indianapolis Memorial for 3-year-old pacing fillies, The $235,000 Carl Erskine Memorial for 3-year-...
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MASS finals set for Monday at Plainridge

on 11/05/2017 1:00 AM
The most lucrative day in the history of Massachusetts produced Standardbreds will be held on Monday at Plainridge Park when eight $90,000 divisions of 2- and 3-year-old trotters and pacers will compete for a total of $720,000 in purses in the finals of the Massachusetts Sire Stakes. The races are carded as four non-betting (two before and two after the regular program) and four betting which w...
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Keystone Velocity sets TR in Potomac Pace

on 11/05/2017 1:00 AM
Keystone Velocity set a new standard at historic Rosecroft Sunday evening when he set a track record while winning the second edition of the $100,000 Potomac Pace in 1:47.3. Defending champion All Bets Off was 1 1/2 lengths behind the winner in second and Dealt A Winner was third.Keystone Velocity, a 9-year-old trained by Rene Allard and driven by Daniel Dube, shattered the previous track record...
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Crown champ Split The House heads to Potomac

on 11/04/2017 2:00 AM
Nearly a week after watching Split The House win the $421,000 Breeders Crown Open Pace, owner Michelle Crawford of Crawford Farms Racing was still having a hard time putting the victory into words. "I don’t think it has hit me yet," said Crawford earlier in the week. "It’s emotional. You know, this horse had so many obstacles. He didn’t race at two, he had a bone bruise last year, and he...
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Front-end Meadows score for Dapper Dude

on 11/04/2017 2:00 AM
Dapper Dude zipped to the lead, thwarted the challenge of the hard-used Stride Of Pride and captured Saturday’s $20,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. Dapper Dude was on an uncontested lead down the backside for Aaron Merriman when the three-wide Stride Of Pride drew even. But Stride Of Pride, parked every step, retreated in the lane, and Dapper Dude scored ...
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Scott Rocks solid in Yonkers victory

on 11/04/2017 2:00 AM
 Favored Scott Rocks (Eric Goodell, $4.50) two-moved to happiness Saturday night, winning Yonkers Raceway’s $50,000 Open Handicap Pace. In play from post position No. 5, Scott Rocks took an early three hole as pole-sitting The Rev (Jason Bartlett) seated everyone. Not content with the way the chairs were laid out, Scott Rocks made the lead just at a :27.2 opening quarter-mile. Aft...
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Maxdaddy Blue Chip best at Pocono

on 11/04/2017 2:00 AM
Maxdaddy Blue Chip, showing a long run of good form despite receiving some torturous trips recently, finally had racing luck on his side Saturday night (Nov. 4) at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, and he came home first in 1:49.2 while winning the $20,500 featured pace. The Sportswriter gelding actually got to race off of cover this week, and while off-the-pace racing often has limited succ...
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Focus Power edges Runaway Bay at Batavia

on 11/04/2017 2:00 AM
After flexing his muscle and invoking his will, Focus Power overtook In Runaway Bay in the shadow of the wire after a quarter-mile battle to win the $10,000 Open Handicap Pace at Batavia Downs on Saturday afternoon. In Runaway Bay (Kevin Cummings) and Focus Power (Drew Monti) left for position and ended up getting the best seats in the house -- sitting one-two. In Runaway Bay was on top and...
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Scarborough Downs cancels Saturday's card

on 11/03/2017 2:00 AM
Five days following last weekend's devastating storm, electrical power has yet to be restored at Scarborough Downs. With live harness racing scheduled for this weekend, track management has been forced to make the difficult decision to cancel Saturday's card.   We remain hopeful that power can be restored in time to salvage Sunday's live performance, and will keep you all updat...
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Five elected to PA Harness Racing Hall of Fame

on 11/03/2017 2:00 AM
Four men instrumental in the growth and sustaining of harness racing's pre-eminent position in the state of Pennsylvania--Walter "Boots" Dunn, Roger Hammer, Harry Harvey, and Jim Simpson--have been selected by the Keystone Chapter of the U. S. Harness Writers Association (USHWA) as the second group of inductees into the Pennsylvania Harness Racing Hall of Fame. Along with this quartet, a Veteran...
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Creatine to stand at Ohio's Sugar Valley Farm

on 11/03/2017 2:00 AM
In an exciting turn of events for Ohio breeders, multi-millionaire trotter Creatine will be standing at Sugar Valley Farm in 2018.   Creatine, one of the richest sons of Andover Hall, made over $2,000,000 throughout his career, with wins that included the Kentucky Futurity, Breeders Crown and Allerage Trot, over heavy favorite Sebastian K. This move to Ohio will make him on...
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