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Elims for all Breeders Crowns except Mare Trot

on 10/17/2017 2:00 AM
The Breeders Crown events at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino attracted 166 entries for the $6 million championship finals on Friday, Oct. 27, and Saturday, Oct. 28. Eliminations will be needed in every division with the exception of the $250,000 Mare Trot, which drew just five mares as defending Breeders Crown champion Hannelore Hanover opted in against the males in the $526,250 Open Trot....
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Four returning Crown champs in Friday's elims

on 10/17/2017 2:00 AM
Four previous champions will be in action Friday as the road to this year's Breeders Crown finals begins with eliminations for female trotters and pacers at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. Eliminations for male trotters and pacers will be contested Saturday. Racing begins at 6:30 p.m. (EDT) both nights. A total of 166 horses entered this year's $6 million Breeders Crown, nearly equaling t...
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Big match-ups for Crown Saturday eliminations

on 10/17/2017 2:00 AM
Breeders Crown eliminations for male pacers and trotters will be held Saturday at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino, with harness racing's No. 1-ranked star, Fear The Dragon, leading the way. Eliminations for female trotters and pacers will be contested Friday. Racing begins at 6:30 p.m. (EDT) both nights. A total of 166 horses entered this year's $6 million Breeders Crown. The finals for...
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Dreamsteeler scores 21-1 upset at The Meadows

on 10/17/2017 2:00 AM
Dreamsteeler exploded from the pocket at the top of the lane and got by a determined RV Janet to capture Tuesday’s $13,000 conditioned trot at The Meadows at a healthy 21-1. RV Janet was so resolute on the front that no effective outside flow could form. But she couldn’t shake Dreamsteeler, who responded to the urging of trainer/driver Tyler Stillings and edged RV Janet by a neck in 1:5...
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Kirby wins 4,000th career race at Harrington

on 10/17/2017 2:00 AM
Driver Victor Kirby registered three victories including his 4,000th lifetime win Tuesday at Harrington Raceway with a win aboard Spanish Dream ($3) in the fifth race. Kirby, a popular member of the horsemen community, had a three-win night on Monday and is the defending driving champion at Harrington, while maintaining a slim lead in the standings over Allan Davis this seaso...
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Excelsior A finals rescheduled for Wednesday

on 10/16/2017 2:00 AM
A power failure due to a heavy band of storms forced a cancelation of the Vernon Downs Sunday night card after race one.   The card was to feature Excelsior A Series finals. The finals are re-scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 18, with the eight races starting at 6:45 p.m.   For more information go to http://www.vernondowns.com/. (Vernon Downs)
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Checkmate Time now 3 for 4 after Pocono win

on 10/16/2017 2:00 AM
Developing horses in the "non-winners of 7 races" class were gathered for twin $18,000 features Sunday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, with pacer Nocturnal Bluechip and trotter Checkmate Time emerging victorious. The rains came, and the track had just been rerated to "sloppy," when the pacers came to the track, but the wet and muck had little effect on Nocturnal Bluechip, who won ...
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Entries for Blooded Horse closing soon

on 10/16/2017 2:00 AM
The 70th Annual Blooded Horse Fall Sale is almost to capacity and closing is imminent. The mega-sale held Nov. 13-16 at Delaware, Ohio, will feature over 200 yearlings on opening day. The balance of the sale is composed 2 & 3-year stakes horses, seasoned raceway stock, young green prospects, and an abundance of in-foal mares and weanlings.   Buyers from throughout the United Sta...
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Walnut Hall Ltd. selling top mares in Delaware

on 10/16/2017 2:00 AM
Walnut Hall Ltd. is selling a powerful trotting consignment of mares and weanlings at the Blooded Horse Sale in Delaware, Ohio, on Nov. 15. The announcement was made by Alan Leavitt, president of Walnut Hall Ltd. The mares, all in-foal to leading sires, are led by Ma Chere Hall 4,1:52 (689,641), in foal to Cantab Hall; Danica Hall 2,1:55 3/5 ($103,850), in foal to Cantab Hall; and Debbie Ha...
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Four horses supplemented to Breeders Crown

on 10/16/2017 2:00 AM
The connections of four of the top horses in their divisions - Funknwaffles, Homicide Hunter, International Moni and Sintra - have supplemented to their Breeders Crown events at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on October 28. Funknwaffles, fresh off a win in the $225,000 Blue Chip Farms New York Sires Stakes final at Yonkers Raceway on Saturday, has racked up $553,942 in earnings this year for ...
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Kindergarten Classic set to resume

on 10/16/2017 2:00 AM
The Kindergarten Classic series for 2-year-old trotters and pacers will resume with the last of five preliminary legs for all divisions set for Thursday at Vernon Downs.   The $150,000 (est.) Kindergarten finals and consolations (if necessary) will be raced at the Meadowlands on Saturday, Nov. 4, which is the opening night of the upcoming Fall Meet.   Later in t...
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SB Mike's Hot Beach takes Plainridge Special

on 10/16/2017 2:00 AM
Two horses took two different paths to victory in the day’s featured races at Plainridge Park on Monday afternoon (Oct. 16). In the $14,000 "Plainridge Special," SB Mikes Hot Beach (Heath Campbell) led every step of the way and held off late challenges by Quick Shot (Eddie Davis Jr.) and Cherokee Hiflyzane (Ron Cushing) to win by a length in 1:52.1, which was a new seasonal mark for the w...
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NYSS consolations held at Monticello

on 10/16/2017 2:00 AM
On Monday (October 16) Monticello Raceway hosted the $400,000 New York Sire Stakes Consolations, with 8 divisions each racing for a purse of $50,000 each. When one thinks of Sire Stake events, one thinks of hot balmy days of July and August. Today the conditions were far from the Sire Stake norm, with temps in the mid 50’s, with intermittent sun and a persistent raw wind. 2-Year-Old Filly Pa...
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OSS Super Finals complete

on 10/15/2017 2:00 AM
Mohawk Racetrack hosted its annual Super Final Night, highlighted by eight-total $225,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Super Finals for freshmen and sophomore pacers and trotters, on Saturday, October 14. Kadabra Queen stormed down the center of the track and through the rains to take the Two-Year-Old Filly Trot in 1:57.3 as the 9-5 favorite. Sorceress Seelster set a :27.4 opening quarter be...
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$2.3 million wagered on Mohawk Jackpot Hi-5

on 10/15/2017 2:00 AM
A total of $2,375,530 in new money was wagered into the Jackpot Hi-5 pool for Saturday's mandatory payout at Mohawk Racetrack. The carryover coming into the evening was $978,779. With over $2.3 million plus the nearly $1 million carryover on the line, Preppy Art (#3) and driver Doug McNair were victorious at odds of 9/2. The Jackpot Hi-5 winning combination was 3-4-2-7-5 and a $...
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Maine crowns sires stakes champions

on 10/15/2017 2:00 AM
A large and enthusiastic crowd lined the raceway on Saturday (10/14) as the finals of Maine Sire Stakes program were contested on a picture perfect mid-autumn afternoon at Scarborough Downs, for total purses in excess of $370,000. Like the day itself, the major headlines going into the finals belonged to Pembroke Perfect as the three-year-old wunderkind put her twelve race seasonal undefeated s...
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Peace A Pie, dam of Pizza Dolce, dies

on 10/15/2017 2:00 AM
Peace A Pie, the dam of Pizza Dolce 3, 1:52.4 ($668,824), Mars Bar 1:56 ($390,176), Big Stick Lindy 3, 1:55.4 ($236,176) and The Lindy Treaty 1:56h ($181,995), died Friday, Oct. 13 at Lindy Farms in Connecticut. The daughter of Valley Victory and the Speedy Crown mare Armbro Éclair, died from the complications of old age. She was 25 and had her last foal in 2013. Peace A Pie's m...
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Gaagaa Gone wires field in Maryland Sires Stakes

on 10/15/2017 2:00 AM
The first split for 2-year-old filly trotters opened the early non-wagering card at Rosecroft Raceway on Saturday (Oct. 14). Reinsman Art Stafford Jr. behind Iron Mine Krystal ( Four Starz Robro) was not content to sit third and pulled past the quarter to take the lead to the wire in the 2:00 mile over Dancing Spirit. Iron Mine Branch LLC are the owner and breeder, Greg Haverstick trains the f...
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Mohawk Seelster tops second London session at $220,000

on 10/15/2017 2:00 AM
Mohawk Seelster fetched the highest price of the second session of the London Selected Yearling Sale as the inaugural two-day sale concluded in London, Ont. on Sunday (October 15). Mohawk Seelster sold for $220,000 to Millar Farms of Stouffville, Ont. A son of Sportswriter - Macapelo Rose, Mohawk Seelster is a half-brother to speedy pacing mare Mayhem Seelster p, 2, 1:53s, 3, 1:51.3s -...
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SBOANJ announces election results

on 10/15/2017 2:00 AM
The Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey’s (SBOANJ) annual board of director’s meeting and election was held on Friday (Oct. 13 )at Freehold Raceway. In the breeder category, incumbent Stephen Dye III ran unopposed and was re-elected. The owner category, had two incumbent directors, Bob Boni and Dennis Lane along with newcomer Sam Landy running for two open seats.The ...
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