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It's "obvious" Steacy means business in BC 3FP

on 10/26/2017 2:00 AM
Trainer Mark Steacy has only one starter in the 2017 Breeders Crown, but his history in these championship races makes Obvious Blue Chip an obvious horse to watch Friday night at Hoosier Downs. The Canadian horseman has had 11 finalists in Breeders Crown history, winning three of them, which isn't too bad of an average given the caliber of competition in these races. Steacy won the 2006 Breeder...
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Breeders Crown finals in new Weekend Preview!

on 10/26/2017 2:00 AM
It's all about the Crown in the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview. We've got all the news and chatter about this year's Breeders Crown's championship cards on Friday and Saturday at Hoosier Park, including driver David Miller giving an overview of some of his drives and what his chances are to find the winner's circle in the 12 big events. Trainers Brian Brown and Joe Holloway are ...
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Taylor talks Crown starters, sale of Lady Shadow

on 10/26/2017 2:00 AM
He is no stranger to the sport’s marquee event, as owner Howard Taylor has collected four Breeders Crown trophies, but this year’s edition on Friday (Oct. 27) and Saturday (Oct. 28) at Hoosier Park could be scintillating for the Philadelphia resident. Shnitzledosomethin, one of five entries Taylor is involved with in this year’s edition, has the opportunity to not only redeem his sire...
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Hoosier's indoor spaces ready if rain on Friday

on 10/26/2017 2:00 AM
In light of Friday’s forecast for rain and cooler temperatures all weekend long, Hoosier Park Racing & Casino is still fully prepared to welcome thousands of guests for the 2017 Breeders Crown, harness racing’s $6 million championship series, on Friday, Oct. 27 and Saturday, Oct. 28. While some of Hoosier Park’s indoor spaces are dedicated to ticketed and invite-only Breeders Crown pa...
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Black Broadway takes Plainridge Open Trot

on 10/26/2017 2:00 AM
In what may have been her easiest win this year, Black Broadway captured the $14,000 Open Handicap Trot at Plainridge Park on Thursday afternoon (Oct. 26). With a late scratch in the race, an already short field was whittled down again to five and Black Broadway (Bruce Aldrich Jr.) made the most of the opportunity by going right to the lead and staying there every step of the way. After cuttin...
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Hanover: no sale yet of Explosive Matter

on 10/25/2017 2:00 AM
Hanover Shoe Farms, Inc., as syndicate manager of the trotting stallion Explosive Matter, has received notification of an offer from syndicate members Global Farm AB and Boko Stables to purchase all of the other shares in Explosive Matter for $25,000 per share.   The syndicate manager has asked syndicate members whether they desire to accept that offer and their response is due...
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Hamilton honored on retirement from racing

on 10/25/2017 2:00 AM
Veteran horseman Doug Hamilton was honored by Pocono and by the local horseman's colony as he retired from training, with management and a huge portion of Pocono backstretch's community gathering in the winner's circle after the third race for the ceremony. The 70-year-old Hamilton, a native of Ontario, drove 3,675 winners during his career, and had trained 515 winners since the USTA starte...
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Hoosier Park to honor veterans Thursday

on 10/25/2017 2:00 AM
Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will host a special veterans' appreciation event on Thursday, Oct. 26, as a part of the 2017 Breeders Crown festivities. The event, Crowning Our Heroes, will include all-day specials for veterans and active service members, an exhibition charity race, and a special presentation by Indiana Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch. Indiana Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch will ...
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Matz has two "Z Tam" horses in Crown

on 10/25/2017 2:00 AM
When the Breeders Crown kicks off Friday night, Oct. 27, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino, Indiana's breeding program will be represented by 10 entries in the 12 championship races. Two of those Indiana-sired starters hail from a partnership that was formed just last winter when trainer Jamie Macomber was connected with Z Tam Stables through Hoosier horseman Wilbur Eash. Now, the connection...
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Crown elim winners look for success in finals

on 10/25/2017 2:00 AM
After watching their 3-year-old male trotters win two of the three $25,000 Breeders Crown eliminations last weekend, trainer Frank M. Antonacci and assistant Domenico Cecere will look to continue their success in Saturday's $527,500 final at Hoosier Park. In the first elimination, Scott Zeron drove International Moni to victory by 2 1/4 lengths in a track record of 1:52.4 (which would ...
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Pacing mare Motivation dies at 25

on 10/25/2017 2:00 AM
Motivation p,3,1:52.3 ($300,847) and the dam of four $100,000-plus winners, died Oct. 25. The daughter of Direct Scooter-Questmore was a foal of 1992. In three seasons on the track she won 12 of 52 starts and earned $300,847. Her biggest victory came as a 3-year-old in the Miss New Jersey final for owner/trainer Donald LaMontagne.   As a broodmare, Motivation was the dam of Figure T...
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Manchego aims for historic Breeders Crown win

on 10/25/2017 2:00 AM
Manchego will put her perfect record on the line in Friday's $600,000 Breeders Crown for 2-year-old filly trotters at Hoosier Park and a victory there would be historic. None of the previous 33 winners of the event for 2-year-old filly trotters has been undefeated.   The Jimmy Takter-trained Manchego has won all 11 of her races this season, including a 2 1/2-length victory...
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Vernon hosts Kindergarten leg on Thursday

on 10/24/2017 2:00 AM
The fifth and last preliminary leg of the Kindergarten Classic series will be raced at Vernon Downs on Thursday night. One division for each sex and gait filled and will race for a purse of $10,000 each as races 7-10 on the Thursday card.   Trotting colts launch the Kindergarten portion of the program in the seventh led by Farsetti Hanover (PP #4) who has raced in all of the legs an...
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Almost 1,300 horses in Nov. Blooded Horse Sale

on 10/24/2017 2:00 AM
The 70th Annual Blooded Horse Fall Sale will offer nearly 1,300 horses at the Delaware County Fairgrounds Nov. 13-16.   The sale features 237 yearlings on Monday comprised of 148 Ohio-breds, 51 Indiana-breds, 15 Pennsylvania-breds and 8 Kentucky-breds along with some from Delaware, Maryland and Ontario.   The mixed sale has 189 two-year-olds, 290 three-year-olds and hundr...
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Meadowlands condition sheet is out

on 10/24/2017 2:00 AM
The Meadowlands has posted the condition sheet for Saturday, Nov. 4, which is the opening day of the Fall/Winter meet.   The box closes at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 31, for that card which features the Kindergarten Classic finals and consolations (if necessary). Online entry is encouraged and the Race Office phone is (877) 782-2537. (Meadowlands)
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JL Cruze scratched from Crown Open Trot

on 10/24/2017 2:00 AM
JL Cruze, a winner of $364,974 this year, who finished third in his Crown elimination at Hoosier Park on Sat., Oct 21 and drew post position two for the $526,250 Open Trot final, was scratched Tuesday with a slight injury. "It looks like he might have pulled a suspensory," said trainer Eric Ell. "My second trainer wasn't sure if it was something that happened in the race, like he hit h...
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Post positions drawn for last 4 Breeders Crowns

on 10/24/2017 2:00 AM
Post positions for the final four Breeders Crown races were drawn Monday night along with  induction ceremonies for the Indiana Horse Racing Hall of Fame at Hoosier Park. All the races on Friday and cfeature the filly and mare divisions and last night, posts were assigned for the $500,000 three-year-old filly trot, carded as race 10.  Ariana G, who has dominated thi...
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Bags For All ends 23-race losing streak at Meadows

on 10/24/2017 2:00 AM
Bags For All, an elite-level performer mired in a 23-race losing streak, snapped that skid Tuesday at The Meadows when she captured the $18,000 Filly & Mare Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot. Bags For All often finished near the winner over her long losing streak but couldn’t get by late. That changed Tuesday when, at 9-1, the 6-year-old daughter of Swan For All-B...
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MASS on tap Monday afternoon at Plainridge

on 10/23/2017 2:00 AM
After a two-week sabbatical, the top state-bred 2 year olds of both gaits and genders will be back in action at Plainridge Park on Monday afternoon for the third leg of the Massachusetts Sire Stakes (MASS) vying for $137,766 in purses. Three races will go as non-betting events starting at 1 p.m. and the fourth is carded as race three on the regular card which has a 2:30 p.m. post time for...
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Classicality wins from outside post at Pocono

on 10/23/2017 2:00 AM
Classicality was able to handle the outermost post in the tenth race $20,000 featured handicap trot Sunday evening at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, tallying in 1:54.2 for his fourth straight victory. Driver Marcus Miller dexterously worked out a second-over trip for the Classic Photo despite startring behind the eight ball, followed the cover of race favorite and 2014 Peter Haughton winn...
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