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Michiana Classic catalogs now available

on 10/27/2017 2:00 AM
Catalogs are now available for the inaugural Michiana Classic Yearling Sale. Conducted by the Hoosier Classic Sale Company, the auction will be held Saturday, Nov. 25, in the all new Michiana Event Center (MEC Center) in the northern Indiana destination town of Shipshewana. Start time is 11 am.  120 yearlings have been catalogued with yearl...
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Merriman hopes to deal himself a Crown winner

on 10/27/2017 2:00 AM
Aaron Merriman got Dealt A Winner and will try to play a winning hand in Saturday’s $421,000 Breeders Crown Open Pace at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. Dealt A Winner and Mach It So each won an elimination last week, with David Miller driving both. Miller will drive Mach It So in Saturday’s final, so Merriman was called upon to drive Dealt A Winner.  A 5-year-old gelding, Dealt A Win...
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Less is more for Fourth Dimension

on 10/27/2017 2:00 AM
For Fourth Dimension, it was the classic case of addition by subtraction.   Despite racing well enough in the preliminary legs to qualify for the New York Sire Stakes final at Yonkers, the freshman trotting colt was held out by trainer Marcus Melander. He felt Fourth Dimension had nothing left to prove in the Empire State and wanted to save him for the Breeders Crown. Removing the NYSS...
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Luc Blais talks about his Crown contenders

on 10/27/2017 2:00 AM
Trainer Luc Blais is feeling good about the horses he has in this year’s $6 million Breeders Crown at Hoosier Park in Anderson, Indiana  but there’s also a feeling of melancholy because he’ll be competing without his greatest horse, Intimidate. The eight-year-old gelding was retired earlier this year. Blais, co-owned and trained Intimidate, who won the 2012 Breeders Crown for thr...
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Emoticon Hanover takes Crown mare trot

on 10/27/2017 2:00 AM
Emoticon Hanover and driver Dan Dube went to the front and never looked back to win Friday night's $250,000 Breeders Crown Mare Trot by three-quarters of a length over Caprice Hill in 1:53.4 at Hoosier Park. Pink Pistol was third and Flowers N Songs, who went off stride on the final turn, completed the order of finish in the four-horse field. Emoticon Hanover finished secon...
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Manchego romps in Breeders Crown 2YOFT

on 10/27/2017 2:00 AM
Manchego became the first undefeated 2-year-old female trotter to win a Breeders Crown, capturing Friday night's $600,000 final by 4¼ lengths over Seviyorum in 1:54.4 over a sloppy track at Hoosier Park. Phaetosive finished third. Manchego improved to 12-for-12 with the victory for trainer Jimmy Takter, who increased his record for Breeders Crown wins to 31. Takter has won this...
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Blazin Britches wins Breeders Crown 3YOFP

on 10/27/2017 2:00 AM
Blazin Britches, one of last week's beaten elimination favorites, won the $500,000 Breeders Crown 3-Year-Old Filly Pace by a half-length at Hoosier Park Friday night. The time for the mile was 1:52.1 over a sloppy track. Trace Tetrick was in the sulky.Blazin  Britches (Rock N Roll Heaven-Soggy Britches) sat third as the field left the gate as Idyllic Beach dueled with favorite Agent ...
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Ariana G crushes in Breeders Crown 3YOFT

on 10/27/2017 2:00 AM
As co-owner Marvin Katz made his way to the winner's circle for another celebration with Ariana G, the word he used to best describe the 3-year-old female trotter was "fantastic." He could have chosen others, including dominant. Ariana G won Friday night's $500,000 Breeders Crown for 3-year-old female trotters by 5¼ lengths over Ice Attraction in 1:54.3 over a sloppy track at H...
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2YOFP Breeders Crown to Youaremycandygirl

on 10/27/2017 2:00 AM
Youaremycandygirl, the heavy 2-5 public choice off a strong elimination score last week, won the $600,000 Breeders Crown 2-Year-Old Filly Pace by 4½ lengths at Hoosier Park Friday night. The time for the mile was 1:53.2 over a sloppy track. Yannick Gingras drove the filly for trainer Ron Burke. Youaremycandygirl (American Ideal-Sweet Lady Jane) was in total control from start to finish. ...
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Pure Country wins Breeders Crown mare pace

on 10/27/2017 2:00 AM
Eight horses fanned across the track in a battle down the stretch with Pure Country surging in the closing strides to capture Friday night's $250,000 Breeders Crown Mare Pace by 1¼ lengths over Bedroomconfessions in 1:52.1 over a sloppy track at Hoosier Park. Lady Shadow was third. Pure Country, trained by Jimmy Takter for Adam Bowden's Diamond Creek Racing, was a Breeders Crow...
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Gloire Dream captures Dayton Open in 1:54.3

on 10/27/2017 2:00 AM
Despite a 24-day layoff, Gloire Dream swept to an impressive 1:54.3 triumph in the $18,500 Peak Performance Open Trot at Hollywood Dayton Raceway on Thursday night (Oct. 26). The 6-year-old chestnut gelding was unhurried from the innermost post position in the early going.  After getting away sixth through an opening quarter in :27.2, driver Jeremy Smith angled Gloire Dream into second-ove...
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Special Breeders Crown post times, guaranteed wagers, etc.

on 10/26/2017 2:00 AM
On Friday, Oct. 27 and Saturday, Oct. 28, Hoosier Park Racing & Casino and The Hambletonian Society will host the 34th edition of the Breeders Crown, harness racing's annual series of 12 championship races valued at $6 million. Both nights of racing will begin with a special first post time of 6:00 p.m. and feature six Breeders Crown events. Friday and Saturday will also include a $25...
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Lombardi has first Crown starter in Rock N Tony

on 10/26/2017 2:00 AM
Owner Anthony Lombardi of Illinois finally has his first Breeders Crown finalist in sophomore pacing gelding Rock N Tony. Trained by Erv Miller for Lombardi and partner Rocco Ruffolo, the 3-year-old Rockin Image-Pandemonious gelding is peaking at the right time for a shot at Breeders Crown glory.   As a yearling, the colt was sold at the Hoosier Classic Yearling Sale as part of the Wilt S...
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Who Says That rallies to Batavia victory

on 10/26/2017 2:00 AM
Following loosely third for the entire mile, Who Says That found late pace and rallied strong to capture the $10,000 Fillies and Mares Open Pace at Batavia Downs on Wednesday evening.   Sportsmuffler (Jim Morrill Jr.) left swiftly around Voltina (Kevin Cummings) and proceeded to take the field to the quarter in :27.2. At that point Who Says That (Ray Fisher Jr.) was a gapped-third, ...
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Burke trainees finish one-two in Meadows trot

on 10/26/2017 2:00 AM
Lady's Dude pulled the pocket into the final turn, kicked past his stablemate, Call For Justice, and captured Wednesday's $20,000 Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows.   Lady's Dude stalked Call For Justice the whole way until Tony Hall sent him on his decisive move. He scored in 1:54.1, 2 lengths better than Call For Justice, while Tamarind raced and finished third.   ...
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Make plans to donate, attend MSOA auction

on 10/26/2017 2:00 AM
The 2:00 Club, together with the Meadows Standardbred Owners Association (MSOA), is very pleased to announce that the upcoming 29th annual Chinese Auction for Charity will take place on Sunday, Dec. 3, at the Hilton Garden Inn, Southpointe. This event has raised more than $310,500 over the past 28 years for the benefit of worthy local charities as well as the Standardbred Retirement Foundation...
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Catalog entries online for Midwest Mixed Sale

on 10/26/2017 2:00 AM
Main catalog entries are now closed and entries are online at midwestauctionco.com for the new Midwest Mixed Sale.   The online entries feature TrackIT technology, with real-time pedigree and raceline updates. The sale, slated for Friday, Nov. 24, at the all-new Michiana Event Center in Shipshewana, Ind., features a strong selection of both breeding stock and racehorses. On the breeding e...
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After 21 years, Wrenn returns to Breeders Crown

on 10/26/2017 2:00 AM
This weekend, Peter Wrenn returns to the Breeders Crown finals for the first time in 21 years. He hopes to create a few more memories in the event, which is Friday and Saturday nights at Wrenn's home track, Hoosier Park Racing & Casino.   Wrenn has won two Breeders Crown trophies in his career, the second of which came in 1996 when he guided Personal Banner to victory by a head over M...
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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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