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Instructor teaches lesson in Standardbred 2CP

on 09/17/2017 2:00 AM
Instructor cruised to victory in the $41,600 Standardbred pace for freshman colts in Sunday’s Grand Circuit action at the Delaware County Fairgrounds. Mike Wilder sent the gelded son of Rocknroll Dance from post one right to the lead and led the field through the first three quarters of the mile in :28.2, :58.2 and 1:27.1. Rock N Joe (Chris Page) mounted a slight challenge in the final tu...
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"Hurricane" Hannah strikes twice at Delaware

on 09/17/2017 2:00 AM
 She’s only been racing full time for the past four years but one thing is for sure about "Hurricane Hannah" Miller and that is she doesn’t need to take her racetrack around with her because everywhere she goes-and even in Europe, she wins. On Sunday afternoon the talented miss guided Pine Tab to an easy 1:59.4 victory over seven others in a Billings Trot at the home of the Littl...
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Kentucky crowns champions on Super Night

on 09/17/2017 2:00 AM
On a warm late-summer evening in the Bluegrass, The Red Mile hosted the annual Kentucky Sires Stakes (KYSS) Super Night on Sunday, Sept. 17, with $1.7 million in purses awarded in the eight finals for 2 and 3 year olds of both gaits and sexes. Under new conditions this year, each of the four 2-year-old finals carried a purse of $250,000, while the 3 year olds raced for $175,000 in each of...
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Fourth session of Kindergarten complete

on 09/16/2017 2:00 AM
 Trainers Jimmy Takter, Nifty Norman and Jim Campbell all recorded training doubles as the fourth leg of the Kindergarten Classic saw 2-year-olds of all sexes and gait compete in 10 of the 11 races on the Meadowlands Friday program. Takter scored with a pair of filly trotters: Dab Hanover ($5.00 to win) in the third race and Basquiat ($7.00) in the seventh. Dab Hanover worked out a pocket...
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Brown duo leads 8 entered in Little Brown Jug

on 09/16/2017 2:00 AM
Local stars Fear The Dragon and Downbytheseaside headline a group of eight horses entered Saturday for Thursday’s 72nd Little Brown Jug for 3-year-old male pacers, presented by the Ohio Harness Horsemen’s Association, at the Delaware County Fairgrounds in central Ohio.  Boogie Shuffle, Chip Walther, Filibuster Hanover, Funknwaffles, Miso Fast and R J P complete the field for the $5...
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Like Clockwork timed in 1:52.2 in Keystone Classic

on 09/16/2017 2:00 AM
Like Clockwork accelerated out of the final turn and blazed through the lane to extend his career unbeaten streak to six in Saturday's $83,300 Keystone Classic at The Meadows. Wes Delight captured the other division in the stake for freshman colt and gelding pacers.   Like Clockwork took the Pennsylvania Stallion Series championship on the front end, but winning driver Mike Wilder indicat...
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Hannelore Hanover cruises in Maple Leaf Trot

on 09/16/2017 2:00 AM
Hannelore Hanover got her Maple Leaf Trot redemption with an impressive 1:51.1 victory in Saturday's $594,000 event at Mohawk Racetrack. The five-year-old trotting mare and driver Yannick Gingras seized the lead heading to the half and proceeded to trot away to a 4 ½-length victory for trainer Ron Burke and owners Burke Racing Stable LLC, Weaver Bruscemi LLC, Frank Baldachino and J And T...
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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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