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Trotter Justify tops Blooded Horse Sale

on 08/31/2017 2:00 AM
The 61st Annual Pre-Jug Mixed Sale held August 28-29 in Delaware, Ohio, featured several hundred racehorses along with a nice group of black type yearlings and some breeding stock. The market was hot in each division. The racehorses were led by the potential Open trotter Justify 6,1:54f at $48,000.  Charley Morgan of Ohio consigned the fast son of Justice Hall along with stablemate Sea...
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Awsome Valley posts 39th career victory

on 08/31/2017 2:00 AM
Frank Chick's Awsome Valley ($13.40, Russell Foster) was a 1:55.4 winner in the $16,000 Open Trot Wednesday at Harrington Raceway.   Awsome Valley took the lead at the opening quarter mile in 28.1 seconds as I Like My Boss relinquished in second. The 1-5 favorite Wind Of The North got in gear in second-over position behind Theresademoninme while the leader marched to the h...
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Ed Mullen, founder of Fair Winds Farm, dies

on 08/31/2017 2:00 AM
Edward Kett Mullen, 94, of Cream Ridge, NJ, founder of New Jersey's Fair Winds Farm, died on Aug. 24. Mr. Mullen died at home of natural causes.   Son of Edward Kett and Mary Kinnear Mullen, Mr. Mullen was an avid outdoorsman and became an Eagle Scout in his youth in Brooklyn, NY. His college education at the Forestry College of the State University of New York was interrupted by Wo...
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McNair fillies capture Ontario Gold at Mohawk

on 08/30/2017 2:00 AM
Fillies trained by Gregg McNair now sit first and second in the three-year-old pacing filly point standings as Action Majesty and The Joy Luck Club triumphed in their respective Gold Series divisions at Mohawk Racetrack on Tuesday evening. First out of the paddock for the McNair Stable was Action Majesty, who was sent off as the Race 3 favourite after winning her last two Gold Series starts...
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Pasultimatedelite N bests Marlee B at Pocono

on 08/30/2017 2:00 AM
Pasultimatedelite N ($28.80) delighted in getting the ultimate good trip in the pocket, then came on to catch odds-on pacesetter Marlee B to win the $16,500 mares pacing feature Tuesday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono.   Andrew McCarthy, guiding his fourth winner of the night, sent the daughter of Bettors Delight to the lead in the 26.3 initial stanza, then yield to the qua...
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Sophomores in KYSS action Thurs. at Red Mile

on 08/30/2017 2:00 AM
The Kentucky Sires Stakes (KYSS) for 3-year-old trotters and pacers will be raced on Thursday night at The Red Mile. Each division required a single division all of which will race for a purse of $15,000.   Kentucky-based owner-breeder ACL Stuteri along with trainer Anette Lorentzon and driver Elliott Deaton combined to win both the colt and filly divisions of leg one with Almondy A...
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Bartlett eyes first Yonkers Trot victory

on 08/30/2017 2:00 AM
For all the success Jason Bartlett has enjoyed since making Yonkers Raceway his office nearly a decade—and six driving titles—ago, one of the few holes in the resume is a rather chasmic one. A Yonkers Trot win.   "It's the signature race and my home track and it's eluded me," Bartlett said. "It's an important race for me personally and I want to win it. I've had three good chanc...
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Hurrikane Shorty makes NYSS 4th win in 6 starts

on 08/30/2017 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway on Tuesday night hosted the $160,400 New York Sires Stakes Frank Becerra Pace for 2-year-old fillies.   A pair of $80,200 divisions comprised the soggy event.   The opening group was another, odds-on wire job by Hurrikane Shorty (Jason Bartlett, $2.90). Just as she did when these ladies hit town a dozen nights ago, there were no issues. This time, fro...
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Harrington, USO team up to help Harvey victims

on 08/30/2017 2:00 AM
Harrington Raceway and Casino, in conjunction with USO Delaware, is pleased to announce a donation drive on Sept. 1-2 called "Harvey Hurts But We Can Help," to benefit Hurricane Harvey victims located in Texas and Louisiana.   Customers are encouraged to bring $10 gift cards from the following retailers/outlets: Visa/Mastercard, Walmart, Target, Sam's Club and Costco. In exchange fo...
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Meadowlands condition sheet now available

on 08/30/2017 2:00 AM
The condition sheet for Sept. 8 and Sept. 9 at the Meadowlands is now available on the web.   Qualifiers will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 1. Enter by 10 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 31.   Further information is available by calling the Racing Office at (201) 842-5130. (Meadowlands)
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USTA helping horses displaced by Hurricane Harvey

on 08/30/2017 2:00 AM
The United States Trotting Association (USTA) has offered assistance to multiple animal welfare groups caring for horses displaced in the recent hurricane and flooding in east Texas. The USTA's Support Our Standardbreds (SOS) program has, since 2011, provided financial help to animal welfare groups or agencies caring for registered Standardbreds subject to criminal neglect or abandonment. T...
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Walnut Hall Ltd.'s Ohio yearling videos online

on 08/30/2017 2:00 AM
Videos are now posted of the two Cash Hall yearlings Walnut Hall Ltd. is selling on Sept, 15 at the Ohio Selected Jug Sale.   The videos may be seen on both Ohio Jug Sale and Walnut Hall Ltd. websites.   The yearlings being sold include Chin Chin Hall, a bay colt by Cash Hall and out of the great matron Canland Hall, by Garland Lobell.  He is a full brother to t...
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Champlains 2FTs Thursday at Mohawk

on 08/29/2017 2:00 AM
Rookie trotting fillies will be in the spotlight Thursday evening to kick off Grand Circuit week at Mohawk Racetrack. The $173,880 Champlain Stakes for two-year-old trotting fillies has attracted 18 entrants, who have been split into two nine-horse divisions.   Thursday's Grand Circuit event begins a stretch of cards featuring the Champlain and Simcoe Stakes. Both events date back to...
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MDSS finals wrap up at Ocean Downs

on 08/29/2017 2:00 AM
Maryland Sires Stakes finals were held the past two days at Ocean Downs, and on Sunday the trotting colts and geldings went as Race 2 in the Hubert Jackson Memorial with a purse of $48,650. Jonathan Roberts sent Judge Bob (Great George Two) flying out of the gate to control the mile holding off a rally by Chucky De Vie to win by a length in the 2:01.4 mile. Megan Roberts trains for owners a...
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What The Hill wires field in Philly qualifier

on 08/29/2017 2:00 AM
What The Hill, making his first appearance since his disqualification as winner in the Hambletonian final on Aug. 5 at the Meadowlands, scored a wire-to-wire victory in 1:55.4 in a qualifier Tuesday morning at Harrah's Philadelphia. With David Miller driving, What The Hill posted fractions of :29.3, :58.1 and 1:26.3 as he led gate to wire. In addition to it being his first start since the h...
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Ohio Super Night set for Saturday at Scioto

on 08/29/2017 2:00 AM
The richest night in Ohio horse racing will commence when eight $250,000 Ohio Sires Stakes championships are contested on Saturday evening, Sept. 2, at Scioto Downs.   Divisional crowns for 2- and 3-year-old trotters and pacers of both genders at the five-eighths mile oval are the next-to-last piece of the 2017 Ohio Sires Stakes competition pie. Eight, $50,000 Ohio Sires Stakes cons...
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Hollywood at Dayton nears Sept. 11 opening

on 08/29/2017 2:00 AM
Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway is busily preparing for its fourth season of live harness racing, which begins Monday afternoon, Sept. 11, and runs five days a week through Dec. 30. The 76-day meet features matinees at 2:15 p.m. each Monday and Tuesday, and evening programs at 6:15 p.m. every Thursday, Friday and Saturday.   The only exceptions to the schedule come in Week 2, whe...
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Barn Girl edges Goodtogo Hanover at Meadows

on 08/29/2017 2:00 AM
It took her three tries, but Barn Girl finally wore down a determined Goodtogo Hanover and captured Tuesday’s $20,000 Filly & Mare Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows. The two mares dueled for the early lead, and when Goodtogo Hanover and Brian Zendt refused to release Barn Girl, Aaron Merriman settled her into the two hole. She pulled the pocket and attac...
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Purrfect Bags scores 28th career victory

on 08/29/2017 2:00 AM
Jo Ann Looney-King's Purrfect Bags ($5.20, Victor Kirby) notched a 1:54.3 win over a sloppy racetrack Tuesday at Harrington Raceway in the featured $17,500 Mares Open Pace. Nerida Franco N, the 2-1 second wagering choice, led the field of eight through fractions of 27.2, 56.3 and 1:25.3 before Terror At Night collared the tiring pacesetter and assumed command. The lead was short-lived, howe...
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Ostrich Blue Chip takes Plainridge trot feature

on 08/29/2017 2:00 AM
With competing in the New York Sire Stakes, Empire Breeders Classic and having just won the Zweig consolation already this year, Ostrich Blue Chip came into Tuesday's race at Plainridge Park with a solid resume. And her class showed as she won the $12,000 conditioned trotting feature at The Ridge on Tuesday afternoon (Aug. 29). Ostrich Blue Chip (Greg Merton) got away fourth as Shorething F...
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