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Federal legislation passes US House

on 09/29/2020 3:28 PM
Congressman Paul D. Tonko's bipartisan national horse racing reform bill, H.R. 1754, the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act, passed the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday. The bill has long been co-led by Congressman Andy Barr (R-KY) and would designate the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority to design and implement uniform national horse racing medication and racetrack saf...
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Former harness owner Jack B. Piatt dies

on 09/29/2020 2:53 PM
Jack Boyd Piatt Sr., a prominent western Pennsylvania entrepreneur, friend of Harness Racing Hall of Famer Delvin Miller, and Standardbred owner and breeder for a period of time, died peacefully Friday, Sept. 25, surrounded by family at the age of 92. Mr. Piatt son Jack and grandson Jack III have continued to race horses. A native of Washington, Pa., Mr. Piatt was chairman of the boar...
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NJ budget includes appropriation for harness racing

on 09/29/2020 2:45 PM
The Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey (SBOANJ) applauds the New Jersey legislature for passing the Fiscal Year 2021 budget which includes a $15 million appropriation to help support the New Jersey horse racing industry, particularly as we recover from the implications of the covid-19 pandemic. In 2019, the legislature passed critical legislation which annually appropr...
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Pastor Stephen to stand in Indiana in 2021

on 09/29/2020 12:26 PM
Pastor Stephen, the 2010 Dan Patch 2-year-old Trotting Colt of the Year in North America, has been purchased from Europe for an undisclosed price by Taylor Made Stallions and will be standing in Indiana for the upcoming 2021 breeding season.His race record of 1:52.4 and $1,048,607 in earnings, together with his pedigree, makes him one of the most impressive prospects available to breeders in rec...
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The Hambletonian Society announces support of HISA

on 09/29/2020 10:06 AM
The Hambletonian Society supports the proposed Horse Racing Integrity and Safety Act (HISA), the latest version of which is S.R. 4547, introduced on September 9, 2020.    The Society believes that the current system of oversight and regulation of horse racing needs and demands changes in structure and execution and that the proposed legislation has the potential to bring new foun...
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Pemberton wins Ontario Gold for 3CT

on 09/29/2020 8:33 AM
A rain-soaked surface did not prevent Pemberton from employing his trademark finishing kick to capture the sole $158,000 three-year-old trotting colt Gold Series division at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Monday, Sept. 28. Starting from Post 10, Pemberton and regular reinsman Trevor Henry got away sixth, tucked in behind fan favorite HP Royal Theo, as Hot Wheelz led the way to a :27.4 quarter. Drive...
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Northfield cancels Monday card after Race 5

on 09/28/2020 9:32 PM
      Due to inclement weather creating track conditions deemed unsafe by the drivers, Northfield Park was forced to cancel the remainder of the Monday night program after the fifth race. Live racing will resume at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 30. (Northfield Park)
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Napolitanos win 9 of 14 Monday at Pocono

on 09/28/2020 8:41 PM
George Napolitano Jr. and his brother Anthony, the two winningest drivers at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, captured nine of the fourteen races on the Monday afternoon card – and still they had to share the spotlight with a trainer who boosted her career win total to 32.   Brianne Good, a 36-year-old trainer from Sayre PA and a former participant in the Racing Under Saddle series, i...
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Dancing Lew wins Mass. Sires Stakes in 1:54

on 09/28/2020 8:37 PM
A fourth Massachusetts Sire Stake record was broken during only the second day of competition when the 2-year-olds of both gaits and genders hit the track at Plainridge Park on Monday afternoon (Sept. 28), getting the series off to its fastest start ever. And all five division winners on Monday also took new lifetime marks.   In the $28,500 division for freshman male pacers, Dancing L...
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Z's Dream, Subban take DSBF divisions

on 09/28/2020 8:34 PM
Leonard Hubbard's Z's Dream ($2.80, Art Stafford Jr.) and Mst Racing Inc. and George Teague's Subban ($3.60, Montrell Teague) each won their respective $20,000 divisions in the second leg of Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) stakes action for 2-year-old colt and gelding pacers Monday at Harrington Raceway.  The top eight point earners from all divisions will return t...
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Enzio upsets at 9-1 in Meadows Monday feature

on 09/28/2020 6:21 PM
Enzio overpowered the leader near the three-quarters and went on to spring a 9-1 upset in Monday’s feature at The Meadows, a $10,800 conditioned trot.   Whats The Word, the 3-5 favorite, was parked through an opening quarter in :27.1, leaving him vulnerable late. When Chris Shaw sent Enzio first-up from third, the favorite could offer no resistance. Enzio scored in a career-best...
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As Seely Promised racing heart out for 6YO owner

on 09/28/2020 8:59 AM
When As Seely Promised races Tuesday at The Meadows, she’ll be vying for more than the $5,400 purse. She’ll also be carrying the hopes of her 6-year-old owner, Lucy Langley, who inherited the 12-year-old mare in the most tragic way.   As Seely Promised leaves from post 2, Race 1, with regular driver Chris Shaw aboard. First post is 12:45 p.m.   Although not well...
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Trio of records fall in MASS at Plainridge

on 09/28/2020 8:34 AM
The $1.4 million (est.) Massachusetts Sires Stakes kicked off its 2020 season at Plainridge Park on Sunday afternoon when the 3 year olds took center stage for their first of three legs. The track was lightning fast and the performances were as well as three stake records fell right out of the box.   In the $29,000 male pacing division, Wyatt J (American Ideal-Think Pin...
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Lexington Selected announces covid-19 protocols

on 09/27/2020 8:26 AM
Officials of the Lexington Selected Sales Co. have announced covid-19 protocols for both consignors and those planning to attend the upcoming yearling and mixed sales, to be held Oct. 5-10 at Fasig-Tipton’s Newtown Paddocks in Lexington, Ky.   “We’re fortunate to follow Fasig-Tipton’s own successful Thoroughbred yearling sale, which was held here Sept. 9 a...
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Sophomore fillies rebound in stakes action at Hoosier

on 09/27/2020 8:09 AM
Sophomore pacing fillies were featured in their sixth round of Indiana Sires Stakes action on Saturday, September 26 at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. With two $32,500 divisions, the competitive division was put to the test with the divisional points leaders mixed into separate fields. The night’s winners, Mystical Carrie and Grace Rocks, both provided rebound performance...
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Highalator wins again at Big M

on 09/27/2020 8:07 AM
Neither three weeks off nor a horse grabbing the lead off the far turn could stop Highalator from continuing his winning ways at The Meadowlands, as the 6-year-old won his second straight after being under siege throughout the stretch at the mile oval Saturday night.   For those who bet on the Jenny Bier trainee, who last raced on Sept. 5 at The Big M, it looked almost too good to be ...
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No touching Kissin In The Sand in Milton 

on 09/27/2020 8:06 AM
Kissin In The Sand brushed to the lead in the second-quarter and scooted away with ease to a 1:49 victory in the $215,000 Milton Stakes.    Jody Jamieson guided the Nancy Takter trainee to victory, moving to the lead from third, creating separation on rivals racing to three-quarters and then pacing home in :26.4 to close out a victory of five lengths.    "I j...
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Caviart Audrey placed first in wild She’s A Great Lady 

on 09/27/2020 8:05 AM
Caviart Audrey went from second to first following a long inquiry in Saturday's $455,000 She's A Great Lady at Woodbine Mohawk Park.    Scarlett Hanover and driver Andrew McCarthy found a seam late at the pylons after screaming for room throughout the stretch. It appeared instantly that Scarlett Hanover had grabbed the victory, however, the Judges lit the inquiry sig...
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Exploit delivers Metro Pace stunner 

on 09/27/2020 8:04 AM
Exploit and driver Doug McNair stole the spotlight from Tony Alagna stablemate Abuckabett Hanover to win the $720,000 Metro Pace on Saturday night at Woodbine Mohawk Park.    McNair mapped out a perfect second-over trip for Exploit on the back of 1/5 favorite Abuckabett Hanover to surge by powerfully in the lane for a 1:50.4 win at odds of 35-1.    "He was fe...
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Venerate captures inaugural Mohawk Million 

on 09/27/2020 8:02 AM
Venerate and driver Andrew McCarthy powered off cover at the head of the stretch to win the $1,320,000 Mohawk Million on Saturday night at Woodbine Mohawk Park.    A full field of ten rookie trotters, including three fillies, met in the inaugural Mohawk Million, a "buy-in" race with nine slots available for the purchase of $110,000 each and a final slot awarded to the w...
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