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Dein Spriggs new USTA District 6 director

on 10/07/2017 2:00 AM
The annual meeting for USTA District 6 was held on Saturday (Oct. 7) at Red Mile racetrack in Lexington, Ky. District Chairman, Alan Leavitt directed the proceedings, and was joined by fellow directors Frank Antonacci, Joe Frasure (via phone), Jerry Haws and Joe Pennacchio, as well as USTA Registrar T.C. Lane. The directors and members discussed the various proposed rule changes and various upd...
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DeLong sweeps Indiana finals for 3YOs

on 10/06/2017 2:00 AM
Hoosier Park Racing & Casino highlighted the Thursday, Oct. 5, program with two $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes finals for the sophomore trotting colts and pacing fillies and it was driver, John DeLong, who made a clean sweep of both divisions. The stakes wins were two of four wins on the evening’s 14-race card for DeLong, who is currently third on the leading driver standings at Hoosier Park f...
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Waples wins 2 as OSS Gold regular season ends

on 10/06/2017 2:00 AM
Driver Randy Waples capped off the Gold Series regular season with a pair of victories at Mohawk Racetrack on Thursday evening, using similar tactics to get Draft Year and Kendall Seelster from post five to the winner’s circle. On an calm, clear Oct. evening, Waples decided the front end was the best place for fan favorite Draft Year and the decision proved to be a wise one as the Kadabra...
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Daughter hoping to follow father in Futurity

on 10/06/2017 2:00 AM
Jean Goehlen never expected to be here. Fifty years ago, her father, George Alexander, won the Kentucky Futurity with a filly named Speed Model. And now on Sunday, Goehlen will try to win the 125th edition of the trotting classic for 3-year-olds at Lexington's Red Mile as an owner of colt Dover Dan. "I'm getting nervous already," Goehlen said Thursday afternoon from The Red Mile. "I'm excit...
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Hanover yearling videos posted daily

on 10/06/2017 2:00 AM
Beginning on Thursday, Oct. 5, the Hanover Shoe Farms videos for the yearlings selling at Harrisburg on Nov. 6, 7 and 8 will be posted on a daily basis. The videos of the majority of the trotting colts selling at Harrisburg are already up and are accessible on the Hanover website hanoverpa.com. The trotting colts will be followed by the trotting fillies on Oct. 6, the pacing colts on Oct. 7...
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Black Book 2 now available online

on 10/06/2017 2:00 AM
The 2017 edition of The Black Book 2 can now be found on Standardbred Horse Sales Company's website www.theblackbook.com/catalog-downloads.php. Printed catalogs are expected to be available for shipping on October 16. The Mixed Sale begins on Thursday, November 9 and ends on Friday, November 10 at the PA Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, PA, following the Select Yearling Sale which takes place ...
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Backstretch With Gordon: I'm not Brian Brown

on 10/06/2017 2:00 AM
I know trainer Brian Brown and I are really good-looking guys—I guess the word is handsome—but we are not the same person. I had a photo taken this beautiful Friday morning at The Red Mile to prove I am not him and he is not me. I felt the need to dispel this rumor after somebody came up to me during the races yesterday afternoon asking if I was Brian Brown. If you don't believe me, ask...
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Penn takes Open Trot at Dayton in 1:55

on 10/06/2017 2:00 AM
Track record holder Penn returned to his winning ways on Thursday night (Oct. 5) winning the $18,500 Open Trot at Hollywood Dayton Raceway in a mild upset. It was two years ago that the now 7-year-old Master Glide gelding established the all-time 1:52.3 standard for trotters, but his 1:55.1 mile on this damp night was good enough for a front-stepping triumph.   Penn and leading...
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Champions converge on Red Mile for GC closer

on 10/06/2017 2:00 AM
Closing day at Red Mile, headlined by the $600,000, 125th renewal of the Kentucky Futurity, features other sophomore stars competing in two heats of the $240,000 Kentucky Filly Futurity, two divisions of the $406,000 American Ideal Tattersalls Pace, and the $234,000 Glen Garnsey Memorial, as well as older competitors going in the $67,000 Crawford Farms Allerage Farms Mare Trot and the $10...
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Manchego stays undefeated 10th victory

on 10/06/2017 2:00 AM
Undefeated now in 10 starts, Jimmy Takter trainee Manchego strolled around the track to take the second of five divisions of the $289,000 Muscle Hill International Stallion Stakes (ISS) 2-year-old filly trot, presented by Southwind Farms, on Friday (Oct. 6) at Red Mile. Positioned fourth heading to the quarter, Manchego made her move to the front following a :28.2 quarter established by S M S P...
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Trixton colt sells for $180,000 at Lex Select

on 10/06/2017 2:00 AM
The Lexington Selected Yearling Sale catalog produced another strong session as the Friday night offering, with 124 yearlings sold, generated an average price of $29,629. That's 16 percent higher than the average of $25,522 in last year's Friday session, when 113 yearlings were sold. The Friday night session pulled the sale up to a 2.3 percent gain in average over last year, with that barometer...
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Muscle Hill-Sina filly tops Lex at $480,000

on 10/05/2017 2:00 AM
There were fireworks at the second session of the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale, but you had to wait until Hip 239--20 horses before the conclusion of the session--to see them. Hip 239, a Muscle Hill filly, topped the sale when she sold for $480,000. Consigned by Bob Boni's Northwood Bloodstock Agency as agent for breeders Jeff Gural and Moon Goddess LLC, the filly was purchased by Rob...
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Favorites upset in Ontario Gold for 2FT

on 10/05/2017 2:00 AM
Ontario's two-year-old trotting fillies wrapped up their regular season at Flamboro Downs on Wednesday and fans of the longshot had a field day as the favorites faltered in both $94,800 Gold divisions. In the opener second choice Sorceress Seelster fired out of post 4 to an early lead, reaching the quarter pole three and one-quarter lengths ahead of her peers in :28.1. The filly continued t...
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Backstretch With Gordon: Uh oh, out of gas

on 10/05/2017 2:00 AM
I made it out to Fasig-Tipton last night for the second session of the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale, but alas, I had left by the time Hip 239 went through the ring. Consigned by Bob Boni's Northwood Bloodstock as agent for breeders Jeff Gural and Moon Goddess LLC, the Muscle Hill-Sina filly was sold for $480,000 to Robert Lindstrom, acting as agent for Lennart Agren, who owns 2017 Hambletoni...
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2YO pacers, Allerage at Red Mile Saturday

on 10/05/2017 2:00 AM
Coming in from Canada, Metro Pace-winner Lost In Time and She's A Great Lady-champ Youaremycandygirl compete in their respective divisions of the International Stallion Stakes (ISS) on a program also featuring aged competition with the $136,000 Allerage Open Trot and $119,000 Allerage Open Pace Saturday, Oct. 7, at The Red Mile. By A Rocknroll Dance from the Artiscape mare Summer Mystery, Lost ...
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17 entered in $600,000 Kentucky Futurity

on 10/05/2017 2:00 AM
Seventeen 3-year-old male trotters entered Sunday's 125th Kentucky Futurity at Lexington's Red Mile. Two $90,000 eliminations will be contested, with the top-five finishers from each division advancing to the $420,000 final later in the afternoon. The field includes Hambletonian winner Perfect Spirit, Canadian Trotting Classic winner What The Hill, Earl Beal Jr. Memorial champion Devious Ma...
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Met's Hall fastest in Int. Stallion 2CT splits

on 10/05/2017 2:00 AM
Met's Hall trotted into a hot pace to take the top, maintaining and expanding his lead while advancing to a 1:52.4 open-length performance in the fourth of five divisions of the $300,000 Trixton International Stallion Stakes (ISS), sponsored by Deo Volente Farms, on Thursday at The Red Mile. Sitting second as Farsetti Hanover sprinted to the quarter in :26.4, Met's Hall took the front moving i...
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Nuncio makes first start in 3 months, wins easily

on 10/05/2017 2:00 AM
Nuncio, the winner of the 2014 Kentucky Futurity and 2016 Elitlopp, made his first start in three months on Thursday night at the Bollnastravet track and won in convincing fashion. The now 7-year-old son of Andover Hall was sent to the lead early by owner-trainer-driver Stefan Melander and according to reports, the race was never in doubt. He won in a mile-time rate of 1:55.1. Melander s...
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Fred Monteleone, owned top horses, dies at 78

on 10/05/2017 2:00 AM
Long time owner Ferdinand (Fred) Monteleone, 78, passed away on Thursday (Oct. 5) from cancer after ceasing further treatment nine days ago. Buying his first horse almost 50 years ago, Monteleone owned a myriad of horses including Cincinnati Kid ($744,606), Civil Action ($494,911), later sold to Italian interests, and Monte Hall ($834,513). Among his other favorites were I Saw Him Fir...
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Jacobs buys Muscle Hill colt for $335,000

on 10/05/2017 2:00 AM
With his trotting colt Walner missing out on a chance to capture this year's the Hambletonian, Ken Jacobs is still looking for a Hambletonian winner and he picked a potential candidate at the third session of the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale on Wednesday night. Jacobs bought Hip 368, a Muscle HIll colt, for $335,000. Bred by Southwind Farm, where Walner is slate...
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