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Canada's James MacDonald wins WDC

on 08/18/2017 2:00 AM
Canadian harness racing driver James MacDonald of Guelph, Ont., clinched the 2017 World Driving Championship and its $25,000 top prize Friday evening at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at Charlottetown Driving Park, Prince Edward Island. In a night to remember, a capacity crowd witnessed the hometown triumph of MacDonald, the first-ever Canadian to claim the international title on home...
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Canada's MacDonald extends lead in WDC

on 08/17/2017 2:00 AM
Canada's James MacDonald padded his World Driving Championship (WDC) lead with a win, a second-place finish, and a third-place finish in four tournament races on Wednesday evening at Hippodrome 3R in Trois-Rivières, Que.   His victory came behind Federal Strike ($6.10) in the evening's second WDC event, and it took some crafty driving to overcome post 11 in the mile-and-a-sixt...
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Fear The Dragon, Huntsville in PASS showdown

on 08/17/2017 2:00 AM
When Fear The Dragon and Huntsville dueled for nearly the entire back half of this year's Delvin Miller Adios Pace for the Orchids before Fear The Dragon edged away, it made for one of the most thrilling races in the 51 editions of the classic.   Now, these two stars will renew their rivalry in Friday's $140,828 Pennsylvania Sires Stake at The Meadows--and they've drawn into th...
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Saratoga track record falls in NYSS

on 08/17/2017 2:00 AM
Fourth Dimension (Chapter Seven-Corazon Blue Chip) won for the fourth consecutive time in as many starts as he set yet another track record, this time on Wednesday night at Saratoga.   The Marcus Melander trainee scored on the engine in 1:57 in his division of the $54,500 New York Sires Stakes for 2-year-old colt and gelding trotters. Brian Sears piloted the superstar freshman ...
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DeLong wins 2,000th career race at Hoosier

on 08/17/2017 2:00 AM
Driver John DeLong recorded the 2,000th win of his career after he piloted Easy Ace to victory in a condition pace at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Wednesday.   The 1:55 victory marked the third win of the season for the 3-year-old gelded son of United Ace-Slotto Queen and a career milestone for the 28-year-old Wisconsin native.   Trained by Stanley Miller, Easy Ace...
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Pure Country brother ready for KYSS action

on 08/17/2017 2:00 AM
The Kentucky Sires Stakes (KYSS) for 2-year-old pacers will begin on Saturday with the first leg requiring two $30,000 divisions for both sexes.   The pacing colts are up first in the fourth race where Grand Teton looks to continue his perfect record. The Diamond Creek homebred half-brother to their great filly Pure Country by first crop sire A Rocknroll Dance has won three minor st...
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World Trotting Conference Symposium underway

on 08/17/2017 2:00 AM
The World Trotting Conference Symposium opened to members of the public on Wednesday with a full day of sessions, in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. The schedule began with a keynote address from Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario CEO Jean Major, a regulator of gambling for the last 27 years. He said that since Ontario introduced legal casino gaming in 1992-93, horse racing ha...
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New Weekend Preview now available!

on 08/17/2017 2:00 AM
It's the Battle of the Sexes at Vernon Downs on Friday as recent Hambletonian Oaks champ Ariana G will take on her male peers in the Zweig Memorial. Ariana G beat the boys earlier this year in the Beal eliminations before settling for third in the final, and driver Yannick Gingras gave his thoughts about his talented filly to Gordon Waterstone in the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview....
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James MacDonald takes lead in WDC

on 08/16/2017 2:00 AM
Canadian driver James MacDonald propelled himself back to the top of the 2017 World Driving Championship standings, overtaking Finland's Mika Forss after winning two of Tuesday night's (August 15) five tournament races at Georgian Downs in Innisfil, Ont. MacDonald, who entered the third leg of the Championship in second place behind Forss, drew first blood in the evening's first tournament ...
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C Mary upsets Shewearsthepants in Grassroots

on 08/16/2017 2:00 AM
A pair of $19,150 Grassroots divisions for the three-year-old pacing fillies served as an appetizer for the third leg of the World Driving Championship at Georgian Downs on Tuesday evening. The Ontario-sired fillies opened the program and it was immediately apparent that the track was fast and the racing would be fierce as C Mary downed heavy favorite Shewearsthepants, bringing the division...
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More first-time winners in PA stakes action

on 08/16/2017 2:00 AM
First-time Pennsylvania Stallion Series starters won all four divisions of the third preliminary leg for two-year-old filly pacers Tuesday at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono – with all four of the winners not assured of a Sire Stakes championship, but close to "on the bubble" for the rich final to be held at Pocono on Labor Day. Matt Kakaley handled two of Tuesday's winners, including the...
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Wings Of Royalty sets Saratoga record

on 08/16/2017 2:00 AM
The last time Wings Of Royalty (RC Royalty) raced at Saratoga Casino Hotel, the George Ducharme trainee got away last in a mile that would be trotted in 1:54 by Ron Burke's Gural Hanover. In that start, Wings Of Royalty made a brief break approaching the half but still ended up finishing fourth after a late surge.   Following that start, Wings Of Royalty finished second in a tr...
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Ariana G heads to Zweig to take on colts

on 08/16/2017 2:00 AM
Ariana G, fresh off a lifetime-best 1:51.1 win in the $500,000 Hambletonian Oaks, has been entered to race against colts in the Open event of the $320,000 Dr. Harry M. Zweig Memorial on Friday night at Vernon Downs. Ariana G was considered for the Open division of the Hambletonian, but her connections chose instead to race her in an elimination and final format against fillies in the Hamb...
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Currier & Ives display at Saratoga Harness Museum

on 08/16/2017 2:00 AM
The Saratoga Harness Hall of Fame & Museum is pleased to announce the opening of "The Story of Harness Racing by Currier & Ives."   This travelling exhibit, on loan from the Harness Hall of Fame & Museum in Goshen, NY, consists of a limited set of 33 reproduction prints from original Currier & Ives lithographs, plus four reader boards. The scenes illustrate harn...
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Eight entered in Sunday's Prix d'Ete

on 08/16/2017 2:00 AM
Eight top 4-year-old pacers in North America have entered the $200,000© Prix D'Ete that will take place on Sunday at Hippodrome 3R.   The post-position draw for the big race will be done live at H3R Wednesday night in the winner's circle after the fourth race on the program. H3R is hosting on Wednesday the fourth leg of the World Driving Championship in race...
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RUS Midatlantic Series to kick off at Ocean Downs

on 08/16/2017 2:00 AM
The 2017 RUS MidAtlantic Monte Trotting Series kicks off this Sunday, August 20 at Ocean Downs and a select field of six trotters will be competing for a purse of $5,000 in this non-wagering event. The race is scheduled to be contested between the fifth and sixth races on the regular program. First race for the evening has a scheduled 7:05 p.m. post.   For the initial leg...
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Horseman William "Billy" Carroll dies at age 54

on 08/16/2017 2:00 AM
William James "Billy" Carroll passed away on July 26, 2017 in Columbus, Ohio, at the age of 54. He was born in Wilmington, Del. on July 31, 1962. He graduated from William Tennent High School and went on to study economics at Mercer County Community College. As a teenager, Carroll developed his love for harness racing working alongside his father and grandfather. Carroll's father, Bill Carr...
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Winbak's Goshen yearling videos online

on 08/16/2017 2:00 AM
Winbak Farm is excited to be a partner in the third annual Goshen Yearling Sale, which will be held Sunday, Sept. 10, at the Mark Ford Training Center in Middletown, NY. Winbak's yearling lineup for the sale includes New York and Pennsylvania-sired yearlings.   The Goshen Yearling Sale videos for Winbak's lineup are now posted at http://www.winbakfarm.com/ for videos. Clic...
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Vodka N Lindy pulls PASS upset at Meadows

on 08/16/2017 2:00 AM
Vodka N Lindy stalked the 6-5 favorite, Treviso, from the pocket, then shot by her in the Lightning Lane to pull off the 6-1 upset in Wednesday's $142,654 Pennsylvania Sires Stake at The Meadows. Fine Tuned Lady took the other division in the event for 3-year-old filly trotters known as the Meadow Bright. Treviso was looking to complete a sweep of the four PASS preliminary legs and had the ...
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World Trotting Conference kicks off in PEI

on 08/15/2017 2:00 AM
The 25th annual World Trotting Conference arrived in Charlottetown, PEI on Monday, Aug. 14.   Delegates and guests, from harness racing countries around the world, attended a welcome reception at the Delta Prince Edward, which was highlighted by opening remarks from Richard Brown, provincial Government House Leader and MLA for Charlottetown.   "Prince Edward Island is pro...
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