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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Golden Gun wins Vernon closing night feature

on 09/26/2020 8:55 PM
Golden Gun (Jeff Sorenson) captures the $4,400 featured pace on closing night at Vernon Downs on Friday (September 26).    Golden Gun ($22.00) went straight to the front and led to the first quarter in :26.3.  Chip Walther (Leon Bailey) followed second with Chatelroll (Truman Gale) in third.  Golden Gun controlled the pace with a :29.0 second quarter hitting t...
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King James Express wins Renaissance Pace at Freehold

on 09/26/2020 8:53 PM
The result might have been a bit closer than he liked, but King James Express did what he was expected to do, and won the Renaissance Pace for 2-year-old colts and geldings at Freehold Raceway on Saturday (Sept. 26). Off his win in the New York Sire Stakes final at Yonkers Raceway, he was made the 4-5 favorite in the field of five. He sat in the pocket most of the way, tracking behind early l...
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Canadian Hall of Famer Bill Galvin dies

on 09/26/2020 8:15 PM
Trot Insider has reported that Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Famer William ‘Bill’ Galvin of Mississauga, Ont. has passed away at the age of 89. A native of Arnprior, Ont., Galvin made a tremendous impact on horse racing in the country -- so much so that he was part of just the second class to be inducted into the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame’s Communicator ca...
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KEEP group issues statement on Historical Racing

on 09/26/2020 1:56 PM
The Kentucky Equine Education Project (KEEP) released the following statement in response to the Kentucky Supreme Court's Opinion calling into question the operation of historical horse racing (HHR) in the Commonwealth:   "Thursday's ruling by the Kentucky Supreme Court is devastating to the Commonwealth, the horse industry and the tens of thousands of Kentuckians who wor...
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