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Miss Read takes feature at Meadows

on 10/23/2017 2:00 AM
Miss Read followed live cover into the final turn, then roared wide through the sloppy stretch to capture Monday’s (Oct. 23) $20,000 Filly & Mare Not Listed Preferred/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadow Miss Read, who had been performing on the Delaware-Maryland circuit for owner/trainer Kellye Kramer, made her Meadows debut successful when she scored for Jim Pantaleano in 1:53.4. The ...
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Mass. 2YO Trot finals to Lems, Ducharme, Campbell

on 10/23/2017 2:00 AM
The third leg of the 2-year-old divisions of the Massachusetts Sire Stakes (MASS) were held at Plainridge Park on Monday afternoon (Oct. 23) and record performances were put forth in two of the four races. In the $33,800 2-year-old filly trot, Bag O Chips (Sierra Kosmos -Heather Spur) overcame a break at the start to gain the lead before the half and eventually pull away to a nine-length vi...
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“Seaside,” Rock N Tony capture 3CP elims

on 10/22/2017 2:00 AM
Downbytheseaside got back on the winning track Saturday night, taking the first of two $25,000 eliminations for the Breeders Crown sophomore pacing male division at Hoosier Park. Driven by Brian Sears, Downbytheseaside led virtually wire-to-wire winning in 1:51.1. A son of Somebeachsomewhere from the Allamerican Native-sired mare Sprig Hanover, Downbytheseaside was able to rate f...
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HP Sissy best in Yonkers' F&M feature

on 10/21/2017 2:00 AM
HP Sissy (Greg Merton, $14.80) cleared down the backside Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway’s $50,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace. Away fourth from post position two, HP Sissy saw outer entities Freakonomics (George Brennan) and slight 2-1 choice Newborn Sassy (Tyler Buter) leave with purpose. Locally-debuting Freakonomics worked around Newborn Sassy before laying down early interval...
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Kiss Me Onthebeach scores in Dayton distaff

on 10/21/2017 2:00 AM
Kiss Me Onthebeach, enjoying her second straight $100,000-plus earnings season, topped Hollywood Dayton Raceway’s finest distaffers on Friday night winning the $18,500 featured race in 1:51.2. The 4-year-old Somebeachsomewhere lass left the gate enthusiastically for driver Chris Page reaching the quarter-mile marker in :27.1. With her eight talented adversaries seated along the pylon...
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Three straight for Stride Of Pride at Meadows

on 10/21/2017 2:00 AM
Stride Of Pride captured his third straight win, this one as impressive as the previous two, in Saturday’s $20,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. Stride Of Pride was stalking Dapper Dude from the pocket when Dave Palone sent him wide for the drive. The 4-year-old Manhardt-Apple B gelding blew by Dapper Dude and drew off late to down his rival by 2-1/4 length...
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Two $100,000+ yearlings wrap up Hoosier Classic

on 10/21/2017 2:00 AM
Swan For All offspring had those in attendance preparing to sign their name on the dotted line Friday, but Rockin Image demonstrated his sire power on the second day of the Hoosier Classic Yearling Sale in Indianapolis, Ind. on Saturday. The stallion was responsible for two individuals that fetched $145,000 and $125,000, respectively, in Newport Party and Sunday Clothes. He and his trotting coun...
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Lost In Time leads Crown 2CP elim winners

on 10/21/2017 2:00 AM
Lost In Time, the top-rated freshman pacing colt, made it look easy in the first of three $20,000 eliminations for the Breeders Crown on Saturday night at Hoosier Park. With Scott Zeron in tow, Lost In Time was an easy winner in 1:52.4 as the 2-5 public choice. Lost In Time, a son of A Rocknroll Dance from the Artiscape-sired dam Summer Mystery, left belatedly and overtook early leader T...
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Hannelore Hanover, Crazy Wow win Open Trot elims

on 10/21/2017 2:00 AM
Hannelore Hanover and Crazy Wow won their respective $25,000 Breeders Crown Open Trot eliminations at Hoosier Park Saturday night.  Hannelore Hanover (Swan For All-High Sobriety) took control immediately in the first elimination, leaving the gate and never yielded the top, winning in 1:52.4 with Yannick Gingras in the bike for trainer Ron Burke, owners Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Brusc...
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Walter Case Jr. wins 3 in return at Scarborough

on 10/21/2017 2:00 AM
Walter Case Jr., who was making his first driving appearance in nearly nine years on Saturday, showed little sign of rust while winning three races on a picture perfect mid-autumn afternoon at Scarborough Downs. Case, a state of Maine native and the sport’s eighth leading dash winner of all time with 11,041 wins, was recently granted a provisional driver’s license by the Maine Harness R...
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David Miller sweeps BC OHP elims

on 10/21/2017 2:00 AM
In a topsy-turvy season for the older male pacers, the main consistent factor in the division’s two $25,000 Breeders Crown eliminations was driver David Miller, as the leading active sulky-sitting money leader handled both winners, Dealt A Winner and Mach It So. Dealt A Winner, the leader pro tem of the division with three straight 1-2 finishes against top company, was quarter-mover numbe...
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Scott Rocks rocks in Pocono feature

on 10/21/2017 2:00 AM
Scott Rocks reclaimed the lead approaching the second turn, then held off the long first-over bid of Maxdaddy Blue Chip to take Saturday’s $25,000 winners-over handicap pace at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono in 1:49.4. George Napolitano Jr. sent the Rocknroll Hanover gelding to the lead in quick order, then kept Bushwacker outside until releasing him nearing the wire for the first time. But Sc...
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K Ryan Bluechip perseveres in Dayton open

on 10/21/2017 2:00 AM
Although he was hung three wide through the first quarter before reaching the top in :26.4, K Ryan Bluechip held off all subsequent challenges and persevered to win the $18,500 Open Pace in 1:51.2 on Saturday at Hollywood Dayton Raceway. The even money favorite, a 5-year-old son of Art Major driven by Dan Noble, held off a hard-charging Whataboy (Chris Page) and Doctor Carter (Mike Micallef) to...
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International Moni sets Hoosier mark in 3CT elim

on 10/21/2017 2:00 AM
The field is set for the Breeders Crown final for 3-year-old trotting colts. In the first of three $25,000 elimination races held Saturday night at Hoosier Park, it was International Moni (Scott Zeron) sweeping down the center of the track to win by 2¼ lengths in 1:52.4, a new track record. The previous record of 1:53.4 was co-held by Rubio, set just last week, and Bar Hoppi...
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Crystal Fashion, Fourth Dimension take 2CT elims

on 10/21/2017 2:00 AM
Crystal Fashion and Fourth Dimension won their respective $20,000 Breeders Crown eliminations for 2-year-old colt and gelding trotters Saturday night at Hoosier Park.   In the first elim, Crystal Fashion (Cantab Hall-Window Willow) stalked early speed to close and win a duel to the wire in 1:54.3.   Driven by David Miller, the Fashion Farms-owned freshman colt s...
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Plenty of excitement on Woodbine opener

on 10/20/2017 2:00 AM
The 2017-18 Woodbine Standardbred Fall-Winter meet got underway Thursday evening with an exciting 10-race card.   The meet got off to an intriguing start, as 2-year-old pacing filly Quite A Sight scored a 12-1 upset in the opening race for driver Randy Waples and breeder/owner/trainer Bob McIntosh.   The daughter of Camluck stopped the timer in 1:54.4 to improve to two-for-three to...
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Hall of Famer Anthony Abbatiello dies at 89

on 10/20/2017 2:00 AM
Anthony T. Abbatiello, a harness racing leader for several decades who was a member of the sport's Hall of Fame, died Thursday, Oct. 19, at his home in Colts Neck, N.J., after complications from heart failure. He was 89.   Mr. Abbatiello was inducted into the Harness Racing Hall of Fame in 1995 after a long career in harness racing as a trainer, driver, horseman's association president an...
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Stohler remembers Extreme Velocity's BC win

on 10/20/2017 2:00 AM
It's hard to believe that one race could make such an enormous difference, but to Trent Stohler, being part of Extreme Velocity's upset victory in the 1997 Breeders Crown Mare Pace was a life changing experience. Stohler will start Rock On Ladys in an elimination of the Breeders Crown 2-Year-Old Filly Pace on Friday at Hoosier Park, but the memory of his first Crown experience is still fres...
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$93,000 sale topper at Hoosier Classic Sale

on 10/20/2017 2:00 AM
The Hoosier Classic Yearling sale got underway Friday morning with a full house at the Indiana State Fairgrounds that included leading trainers Ron Burke and Jimmy Takter, among others. In the first of two sessions it was Hip 31, a Rockin Image filly out of the Somebeachsomewhere mare Antigua Hanover, who brought a sale high price of $93,000. Consigned by Swiss Boarding Farm, Rockinbythebeach was ...
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Lothlorien's Susan Grange dies at 63

on 10/20/2017 2:00 AM
Standardbred Canada is reporting that Standardbred owner and Canadian equestrian icon Susan "Sue" Grange of Cheltenham, Ont., died on Thursday, Oct. 19, at the age of 63. Raised in a subdivision by the lake in Mississauga, Ont. Grange wasn’t born a country girl. But at 12, she tagged along with a friend to her riding lessons and was immediately hooked on horses. Showing on a major scale by 16...
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