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Excelsior "A" Series Finals at Vernon on Sunday

on 10/13/2017 2:00 AM
Eight Excelsior "A" Series Finals featuring freshman and sophomore pacers plus trotters with combined purses at $360,000, will race  on a special Sunday evening program (October 15) at Vernon Downs.  The 14 race card starts at 6:45 p.m.  The finals are races seven through fourteen. The first final (all are for a purse of $45,000 each) is for 2 year-old pacing fillies. ...
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Colorful Sky a success in open at Hollywood Dayton

on 10/13/2017 2:00 AM
Colorful Sky made a successful debut into open mares company on Friday night (Oct. 13), winning the featured $18,500 event in a new lifetime best 1:51.4 clocking. Defending national dash champion Aaron Merriman, who recently scored his 800th win for the fourth consecutive season and has announced a goal of 1000 wins in a single season for his first time this year, was the sulky sitte...
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Courageous Lady set for Saturday at Northfield

on 10/12/2017 2:00 AM
The$120,000Courageous Lady has drawn an impressive field of eight and goes postward this Saturday evening, October 14 as Northfield Park's eleventh race. Approximate post time for this Grant Circuit event is 9:55 p.m. The race is an open contest for North America's top three-year-old-filly pacers. The 2017 $120,000 Courageous Lady Field: #1 BOURBON AND BARLEYis trained on the Northfield ...
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Hannelore leads Indiana finalists on Friday

on 10/12/2017 2:00 AM
The 2017 Indiana Sires Stakes program will culminate at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday, Oct. 13 with the $220,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Super Finals. The star-studded 14-race card will showcase the best trotters and pacers in the state of Indiana and provide an exciting conclusion to the 2017 Indiana stakes season. The annual Hoosier Champions Night will be part of a stakes-filled w...
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New London yearling sale this Saturday-Sunday

on 10/12/2017 2:00 AM
Canada's premier yearling sale is taking place this weekend in London, Ontario. On Saturday, Oct. 14, and Sunday, Oct. 15, a total of 316 Standardbred yearlings will go through the sales ring at the Western Fair District Metroland Agriplex in the 2017 London Selected Yearling Sale, presented by Standardbred Canada and the Forest City Yearling Sale. This is the first year for the sale, which i...
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Consolations wrap up Ohio Sires Stakes

on 10/12/2017 2:00 AM
Eight $50,000 Ohio Sires Stake consolations will be featured on Saturday night at Northfield Park, complementing the $120,000 Courageous Lady. A total of 64 freshman and sophomore Ohio-bred pacers and trotters of both genders are set to vie in the last OSS events of the 2017 season. Risky Deal heads up the 2-year-old filly trotting division (race one), with Christ Hershberger harnessin...
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Karr talks about his home track, and In Secret

on 10/12/2017 2:00 AM
Larry Karr remembers fondly his days as a teenager when his father, Allen, raced horses in the New York metro area. The names of those horses would mean little to most people today, Karr said, but he still can recall his favorites, such as hard-knocking pacer Jester J. On Saturday, Karr will head to Empire City Casino's Yonkers Raceway to watch a trotter that he hopes people might remember ...
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Maine Sires Stakes finals on Saturday

on 10/12/2017 2:00 AM
Scarborough Downs will kick off its fall meet in high gear on Saturday (Oct. 14) as the folks at the seaside oval once again play host to the championship round of the three-year-old division of the Maine Sire Stakes program. More than $370,000 in purse money will be on the line as the top state-bred trotters and pacers square off in epic fashion, vying for bragging rights, on what w...
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Look at International Trot in new Weekend Preview

on 10/12/2017 2:00 AM
The harness racing eyes of the world will be focused on Yonkers Raceway on Saturday afternoon for the $1 million International Trot, and in the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview we take an inside look at the starters, including the three North American contenders: defending champ Resolve, In Secret and Marion Marauder. Former U.S. Rising Star of the Year Award winner Jerry Riordan...
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Breeders Crown supplements due Monday

on 10/12/2017 2:00 AM
The countdown is on for entries to the $6 million Breeders Crown events, to be raced Friday (Oct. 27) and Saturday (Oct. 28) at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino in Anderson, Ind. Supplemental entries for 3-year-old and open events are due and payable by 12:00 noon [EDT], Monday (Oct. 16), in the race office at Hoosier Park (765.609.4872). There are no supplements for the 2-year-old rac...
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Sapphire Breeze golden at Pocono

on 10/11/2017 2:00 AM
Sapphire Breeze came in off the stakes trail and promptly earned herself a new speed badge of 1:52.1 in taking the $16,000 distaff pacing feature Tuesday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono.   The sophomore daughter of Well Said was given a second-over trip by driver Matt Kakaley and was still fifth at the stretch call, but she had enough rally in her to reach the wire a length...
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Lindy Farms' Monteleone wins at Keeneland

on 10/11/2017 2:00 AM
Frank Antonacci's Lindy Farms had a big winner in Lexington on Wednesday—at Keeneland. The Lindy Farms-owned 2-year-old gelding Monteleone won a six furlong race in 1:10.82, the first win for the son of Super Saver in three career starts. Racing just six days after the death of his namesake, Standardbred breeder-owner Fred Monteleone, the first-year Thoroughbred was ridden by John Cr...
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Riordan confident with Twister Bi in International

on 10/11/2017 2:00 AM
Twister Bi enters Saturday's $1 million Yonkers International Trot as Europe's top-rated contender in the invitational event and U.S.-born trainer Jerry Riordan believes his 5-year-old stallion is primed for a strong performance at Empire City Casino's Yonkers Raceway.   A son of Varenne, Twister Bi represents Italy in the 10-horse field. Twister Bi has won four of 11 races thi...
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Classicality wins 3rd straight in Meadows trot

on 10/11/2017 2:00 AM
Classicality notched his third straight win Wednesday at The Meadows when he overpowered a distinguished field in the $20,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot and scored in 1:53.1 over a "good" surface. Classicality was away second, but Brian Zendt sent him past the leader, Lady's Dude, at the quarter. The 7-year-old Classic Photo-Penn Worthy Lane gelding widened his adva...
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John Mungillo scores 1,000th training win at Batavia

on 10/11/2017 2:00 AM
Western New York veteran trainer John Mungillo reached a major milestone at Batavia Downs on Wednesday afternoon (Oct. 11) and he did it in a very convincing manner. Mungillo sent out his 3-year-old pacing filly Roll With Faith that he co-owns with Lawrence Willer and Finish Line Investors and watched her go wire to wire at 1-9 over a very sloppy race track in 1:57.3 to notch the 1,000th&...
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Huntsville retired, to stand at Cameo Hills

on 10/10/2017 2:00 AM
World champion and 2016 Dan Patch award winner Huntsville p, 2,1:49 ; 3,1:47.4 ($1,704,242)  sustained an injury while training for the Tattersalls Pace and has been retired.   Huntsville was the 2-year-old colt pacer of the year in 2016 and paced to a world record mile of 1:49 at the Red Mile, winning the International Stallion Stake. His freshman campaign also i...
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Post positions drawn for Yonkers International

on 10/10/2017 2:00 AM
Canadian representative Marion Marauder has drawn the rail for the $1 million Yonkers International Trot set for Saturday afternoon at Yonkers Raceway, while the US representatives, Resolve and In Secret, will  from posts 6 and 8, respectively.   Here is the complete field: 1-Marion Marauder (Canada), 2-Oasis Bi (Italy), 3-Dreammoko (France), 4-Twister Bi (Italy), 5-Shadow Wood...
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Resolve morning line favorite in International

on 10/10/2017 2:00 AM
Defending champion Resolve on Tuesday drew post 6 and was made the 3-1 morning-line favorite for Saturday's $1 million Yonkers International Trot at Empire City Casino's Yonkers Raceway. The 6-year-old stallion will be driven by trainer Ake Svanstedt in the 1-1/4 mile invitational for older trotters. The 39th International Trot features a field of 10, with horses representing the U.S.,...
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Mohawk mandatory Hi-5 set for Saturday

on 10/10/2017 2:00 AM
Horseplayers from all over will be locked in on Saturday's final race (Race 12) at Mohawk Racetrack for the latest Jackpot Hi-5 mandatory payout.   The carryover heading into Saturday's mandatory payout is $978,779.26, which is the largest pool ever carried over into a Mohawk or Woodbine Standardbred Jackpot Hi-5 mandatory payout. The current carryover began forming on July ...
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Ontario Super Finals on Saturday at Mohawk

on 10/10/2017 2:00 AM
The 2017 Ontario Sires Stakes (OSS) season will come to a close with the $1.8 million Super Finals this Saturday (October 14) at Mohawk Racetrack. A total of eight $225,000 championship races will be contested to decide the best Ontario sired two and three-year-olds.. Post time is 7:30 p.m.   Here is a quick glance at each of the eight $225,000 OSS Super Finals.   Race 2:...
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