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Cantab Lindy captures Dayton Open Trot

on 09/15/2017 2:00 AM
Cantab Lindy pulled a mild upset in Hollywood Dayton Raceway’s initial $18,500 Open Trot of the season on Thursday night (Sept. 14). The 9-year-old son of Cantab Hall was sent hard when the wings folded, clearing to the front midway through the quick opening quarter mile panel in :27.2. Driver Tyler Smith craftily guided the pride and joy of owner/trainer Brent Davis’s stable through subse...
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Mambo Lindy trying to make Maple Leaf his big win

on 09/15/2017 2:00 AM
It is unusual for a horse to have his first major stakes win come in the Maple Leaf Trot, but 6-year-old Mambo Lindy will try to do it Saturday. If he does, he will join impressive company.   The most recent horse to win the Maple Leaf Trot without any prior unrestricted major stakes experience was San Pail in 2009. It was the first of three consecutive victories in the Maple Leaf Trot for ...
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Goshen Historic Track fire donations top $25K

on 09/15/2017 2:00 AM
In response to the devastating fire at Goshen Historic Track on Aug. 23, the harness racing industry and local community have generously donated over $25,000 to the National Historic Landmark. The board of directors of Goshen Historic Track are pleased to announce that nearly 100 individuals and organizations have already contributed to the rebuilding effort, with more cash and checks rolling in...
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Celebrity Ruth, Barn Bella win NYSS splits

on 09/15/2017 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway Thursday night hosted the $167,500 New York Sires Stakes Mike Cipriani Trot for 3-year-old fillies.   A pair of equally-parses, $83,750 divisions comprised the event, named for the Raceway's longtime award-winning photographer…and two high-class lasses did not disappoint.   The opening event saw Hudson Trot winner Celebrity Ruth (Jason Bartlett, $2.10) retur...
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Churchill, Keeneland propose 2 new racetracks

on 09/15/2017 2:00 AM
In a joint press release issued Friday morning, Churchill Downs Inc. and Keeneland Association in Kentucky have announced they are proposing to build two new state-of-the-art racing facilities in the Commonwealth, one in Corbin in the southeast and one in Oak Grove in the southwest. Reports on Friday indicate that the Oak Grove track would host harness racing and Historical Racing machines. The...
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Meadowlands wraps up Sept. meet Saturday

on 09/15/2017 2:00 AM
The Meadowlands Racetrack closes its short September meet with an intriguing Saturday night card on Sept. 16 that offers full fields and competitive racing.   With the Friday card consumed by the Kindergarten series races, Saturday has a blend of paces and trots with classes ranging from young Non Winners types right on up the ladder to a head-scratcher of a featured pace with horses...
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Jug prayer breakfast at Delaware, Ohio

on 09/15/2017 2:00 AM
Join us for a free gourmet breakfast and prayer service Wednesday, September 20th at 7:30 a.m. in the Backstretch Hospitality Tent across from the Log Cabin on the Delaware County Fairgrounds. We will praise God with the beautiful music of the Truitt Family. Breeder and preacher, Jeff Stacy is sure to inspire us with a great message. Faith Hawes of the Truitt Family assures us, "Pastor Jeff...
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"Empress" looks to reign in KYSS

on 09/15/2017 2:00 AM
Hurrikane Empress already has a New Jersey Sires Stakes championship to her credit and could add the $250,000 Kentucky Sires Stakes title for 2-year-old female pacers with a win at Lexington’s Red Mile on Sunday night. Not bad for a horse that trainer John McDermott figures is something of a fluke to even exist. McDermott’s Hurrikane Racing, along with Jonathan Klee Racing and Kuhen Rac...
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Blazin Britches favored in 11-filly Jugette

on 09/15/2017 2:00 AM
Blazin Britches, winner of nine of 10 races this season, has been installed as the 6-5 morning line favorite in the $273,250 Jugette 3-year-old filly pace on Wednesday, Sept. 20, at the Delaware County Fair.   The daughter of the 2010 Little Brown Jug champion, Rock N Roll Heaven, owns a lifetime mark of 1:48.4 and has earned $203,392. The Brian Brown trainee will leave from post #3 i...
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Average up in Ohio; $150,000 for Uncle Peter filly

on 09/15/2017 2:00 AM
There were three significant changes for this year's Ohio Selected Jug Sale--the location, fewer horses cataloged,  and a single session instead of two. Combined with the bloodstock offered, the sale finished with a whopping 27.9 percent increase in the average price. A total of 237 yearlings were sold for an average price of $21,380, u from $16,706 in 2016. Trotters, most notably the firs...
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Beckhams Z Tam dominant in ISS victory

on 09/15/2017 2:00 AM
Beckhams Z Tam and driver Ricky Macomber Jr. turned in a dominant performance to make a clean sweep of the final round of Indiana Sires Stakes action in the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes final for 3-year-old pacing colts and geldings at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday. With a final time of 1:50.1, Beckhams Z Tam notched his second consecutive victory at Hoosier Park and established a n...
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All About Madi wins Yonkers feature

on 09/15/2017 2:00 AM
All About Madi (Brian Sears, $9.60) wedged into an early pocket and it served her well Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway’s $50,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace.  In play from post position three, All About Madi had some company, including pole-assigned, 19-1 number Acefourtyfour Alex (Brent Holland) and 3-2 fave Regil Elektra (Jason Bartlett).  All About Madi used some dis...
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Egosnattitudes rallies for Batavia score

on 09/15/2017 2:00 AM
Slow starts and fast finishes are his trademark and Egosnattitudes followed the playbook to a "T" on Friday night as he captured the $9,000 open trotting feature at Batavia Downs. Egosnattitudes (Larry Stalbaum) got away last by 10 lengths to begin the race while Lutetium (Denny Bucceri) called the shots on the front end. While the race cruised by the half in :57.3, Egosnattitudes was rolli...
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Blazin Britches wins Nadia Lobell at Hoosier

on 09/14/2017 2:00 AM
Blazin Britches returned to racing action for the first time in over a month and picked up right where she left off; finding the winner’s circle at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino in the $160,000 Nadia Lobell Stakes for three-year-old pacing fillies on Wednesday, September 13. With driver Trace Tetrick in the bike, Blazin Britches used a sharp, front-running effort to stop the timer in 1:52...
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Liberty Bell Series continues at Harrah's Philly

on 09/14/2017 2:00 AM
The Liberty Bell Series continued on Wednesday afternoon at Harrah's Philadelphia, with the 3-year-old fillies taking front and center stage. There were five division for trotters and three divisions for pacers, each going for a purse of $30,000.   The first trotting division was taken by John Butenschoen trainee Fine Tuned Lady (Corey Callahan). The high percentage winning daughter...
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Fear The Dragon wins Hoosier qualifier

on 09/14/2017 2:00 AM
Prepping for next week's Little Brown Jug and making his first appearance after being scratched from the Sept. 3 Pennsylvania Sires Stakes final, Fear The Dragon won a Wednesday qualifier at Hoosier Park in 1:54. The qualifiers Wednesday were held on a rain-soaked track deemed "sloppy." With David Miller in town to drive Fear The Dragon in the qualifier, the 3-year-old colt led through frac...
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Nobodynosjustice takes Grassroots split

on 09/14/2017 2:00 AM
The 2017 Grassroots regular season came to a close at Grand River Raceway on Wednesday evening with two divisions for the two-year-old trotting colts. Five colts squared off in the first $17,750 division and Leaderofthepack took quick command, reaching the quarter in :30. Fan favorite Nobodynosjustice and Jula Downton followed, with the other two competitors out of the action early. Heading...
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Keystone Classics to Win Treasures, Island Town

on 09/14/2017 2:00 AM
A combined 0-12 lifetime entering the day, Win Treasures (9-1) and Island Town (8-1) sprang upsets in Wednesday's $102,700 Keystone Classic for freshman filly trotters at The Meadows. Win Treasures had flashed talent, finishing in the money in a Pennsylvania Sires Stake leg and a PA All Stars event. But the daughter of Winning Mister-Treasure Forever also made breaks that kept her a maiden....
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SC organizes "rules of racing" committee

on 09/14/2017 2:00 AM
Standardbred Canada has organized an industry-wide initiative to review the rules of racing in hopes to create a rule book for every harness racing jurisdiction to adopt and enforce. The initiative co chaired by Dan Gall, CEO/President of Standardbred Canada, and Hambletonian Society President John Campbell, will conduct a detailed and comprehensive review of the rules of racing with input fro...
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Southwind Farms Lex videos now available

on 09/14/2017 2:00 AM
Videos of the Southwind Farms yearlings that have been consigned to the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale (October  3 -7) are now available on the Southwind Farms website at www.southwindfarms.net. The yearlings (which will sell in the Preferred Equine consignment) feature five colts and five fillies by Champion sire Muscle Hill. Yearlings are available for inspect...
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