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Almost 1,300 horses in Nov. Blooded Horse Sale

on 10/24/2017 2:00 AM
The 70th Annual Blooded Horse Fall Sale will offer nearly 1,300 horses at the Delaware County Fairgrounds Nov. 13-16.   The sale features 237 yearlings on Monday comprised of 148 Ohio-breds, 51 Indiana-breds, 15 Pennsylvania-breds and 8 Kentucky-breds along with some from Delaware, Maryland and Ontario.   The mixed sale has 189 two-year-olds, 290 three-year-olds and hundr...
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Meadowlands condition sheet is out

on 10/24/2017 2:00 AM
The Meadowlands has posted the condition sheet for Saturday, Nov. 4, which is the opening day of the Fall/Winter meet.   The box closes at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 31, for that card which features the Kindergarten Classic finals and consolations (if necessary). Online entry is encouraged and the Race Office phone is (877) 782-2537. (Meadowlands)
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JL Cruze scratched from Crown Open Trot

on 10/24/2017 2:00 AM
JL Cruze, a winner of $364,974 this year, who finished third in his Crown elimination at Hoosier Park on Sat., Oct 21 and drew post position two for the $526,250 Open Trot final, was scratched Tuesday with a slight injury. "It looks like he might have pulled a suspensory," said trainer Eric Ell. "My second trainer wasn't sure if it was something that happened in the race, like he hit h...
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Post positions drawn for last 4 Breeders Crowns

on 10/24/2017 2:00 AM
Post positions for the final four Breeders Crown races were drawn Monday night along with  induction ceremonies for the Indiana Horse Racing Hall of Fame at Hoosier Park. All the races on Friday and cfeature the filly and mare divisions and last night, posts were assigned for the $500,000 three-year-old filly trot, carded as race 10.  Ariana G, who has dominated thi...
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Bags For All ends 23-race losing streak at Meadows

on 10/24/2017 2:00 AM
Bags For All, an elite-level performer mired in a 23-race losing streak, snapped that skid Tuesday at The Meadows when she captured the $18,000 Filly & Mare Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot. Bags For All often finished near the winner over her long losing streak but couldn’t get by late. That changed Tuesday when, at 9-1, the 6-year-old daughter of Swan For All-B...
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MASS on tap Monday afternoon at Plainridge

on 10/23/2017 2:00 AM
After a two-week sabbatical, the top state-bred 2 year olds of both gaits and genders will be back in action at Plainridge Park on Monday afternoon for the third leg of the Massachusetts Sire Stakes (MASS) vying for $137,766 in purses. Three races will go as non-betting events starting at 1 p.m. and the fourth is carded as race three on the regular card which has a 2:30 p.m. post time for...
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Classicality wins from outside post at Pocono

on 10/23/2017 2:00 AM
Classicality was able to handle the outermost post in the tenth race $20,000 featured handicap trot Sunday evening at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, tallying in 1:54.2 for his fourth straight victory. Driver Marcus Miller dexterously worked out a second-over trip for the Classic Photo despite startring behind the eight ball, followed the cover of race favorite and 2014 Peter Haughton winn...
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Thunder Ridge surrenders race license

on 10/23/2017 2:00 AM
Thunder Ridge Raceway in eastern Kentucky, which opened in 1994, will not race a live harness meet in 2018 after surrendering its license. The action came during the monthly meeting of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission (KHRC) on Tuesday, Oct. 17, one day after Thunder Ridge officials withdrew their application for race dates next year. The closing of Thunder Ridge leaves Kentucky with tw...
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Woodbine announces Winter series

on 10/23/2017 2:00 AM
Woodbine Racetrack will offer a quartet of winter series in the coming months for 3 -and 4-year-old pacers.   The Niagara and Valedictory Series will take place during the month of December, while the Blizzard and Snowshoe Series will start in January. Each series consists of two preliminary legs (guaranteed purse of $17,000) and a final ($30,000 added).   The nomination ...
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Magee reflects on Crown win with Anniecrombie

on 10/23/2017 2:00 AM
Once a harness driver, always a harness driver. For someone with nearly 12,000 race wins and over $100 million in earnings, that statement would have to be spot-on, no? Not for Dave Magee, whose highly successful driving career on the Chicagoland circuit has now seen him transition to an associate judge at Indiana's Hoosier Park, a position enhanced by the fact that Magee had a nearly four-decad...
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Pink Pistol giving owners a "Crown" ride

on 10/23/2017 2:00 AM
Seven years ago, horse agent Pete Shody saw a 4-year-old female trotter named August Revenue win by nearly 10 lengths in 1:54 at Pocono and called her owners to see if the mare was for sale. She was not, he was told, because she was going to be bred. But Shody did not forget about her. Five years later, the Ontario-based Shody came across a 2-year-old female trotter for sale online for $6,000 ...
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Darlinonthebeach rounding into form for Crown

on 10/23/2017 2:00 AM
Darlinonthebeach can end a lot of frustration and take care of some unfinished family business with a good trip this Friday. Trainer Nancy Johansson's horse is 3-1 on the morning line for the $250,000 Breeders Crown Mare Pace at Hoosier Park.   Darlinonthebeach won the first of two eliminations this past Friday in 1:49.3, while race favorite Nike Franco N (2-1) won the second elimin...
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Pocono to honor retiring trainer Doug Hamilton

on 10/23/2017 2:00 AM
Sixty years ago, a farmer's young son in Port Elgin, Ont., about two hours north of London, decided "there wasn't enough excitement" in a life of getting up early on cold mornings and milking cows the old-fashioned way. Fortunately, his father and grandfather shared a hobby.   "My father Irwin and my grandfather Lambert raced at the fair tracks in Ontario," Doug Hamilton recalls. "I...
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Miss Read takes feature at Meadows

on 10/23/2017 2:00 AM
Miss Read followed live cover into the final turn, then roared wide through the sloppy stretch to capture Monday’s (Oct. 23) $20,000 Filly & Mare Not Listed Preferred/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadow Miss Read, who had been performing on the Delaware-Maryland circuit for owner/trainer Kellye Kramer, made her Meadows debut successful when she scored for Jim Pantaleano in 1:53.4. The ...
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Mass. 2YO Trot finals to Lems, Ducharme, Campbell

on 10/23/2017 2:00 AM
The third leg of the 2-year-old divisions of the Massachusetts Sire Stakes (MASS) were held at Plainridge Park on Monday afternoon (Oct. 23) and record performances were put forth in two of the four races. In the $33,800 2-year-old filly trot, Bag O Chips (Sierra Kosmos -Heather Spur) overcame a break at the start to gain the lead before the half and eventually pull away to a nine-length vi...
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“Seaside,” Rock N Tony capture 3CP elims

on 10/22/2017 2:00 AM
Downbytheseaside got back on the winning track Saturday night, taking the first of two $25,000 eliminations for the Breeders Crown sophomore pacing male division at Hoosier Park. Driven by Brian Sears, Downbytheseaside led virtually wire-to-wire winning in 1:51.1. A son of Somebeachsomewhere from the Allamerican Native-sired mare Sprig Hanover, Downbytheseaside was able to rate f...
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HP Sissy best in Yonkers' F&M feature

on 10/21/2017 2:00 AM
HP Sissy (Greg Merton, $14.80) cleared down the backside Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway’s $50,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace. Away fourth from post position two, HP Sissy saw outer entities Freakonomics (George Brennan) and slight 2-1 choice Newborn Sassy (Tyler Buter) leave with purpose. Locally-debuting Freakonomics worked around Newborn Sassy before laying down early interval...
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Kiss Me Onthebeach scores in Dayton distaff

on 10/21/2017 2:00 AM
Kiss Me Onthebeach, enjoying her second straight $100,000-plus earnings season, topped Hollywood Dayton Raceway’s finest distaffers on Friday night winning the $18,500 featured race in 1:51.2. The 4-year-old Somebeachsomewhere lass left the gate enthusiastically for driver Chris Page reaching the quarter-mile marker in :27.1. With her eight talented adversaries seated along the pylon...
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Three straight for Stride Of Pride at Meadows

on 10/21/2017 2:00 AM
Stride Of Pride captured his third straight win, this one as impressive as the previous two, in Saturday’s $20,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. Stride Of Pride was stalking Dapper Dude from the pocket when Dave Palone sent him wide for the drive. The 4-year-old Manhardt-Apple B gelding blew by Dapper Dude and drew off late to down his rival by 2-1/4 length...
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Two $100,000+ yearlings wrap up Hoosier Classic

on 10/21/2017 2:00 AM
Swan For All offspring had those in attendance preparing to sign their name on the dotted line Friday, but Rockin Image demonstrated his sire power on the second day of the Hoosier Classic Yearling Sale in Indianapolis, Ind. on Saturday. The stallion was responsible for two individuals that fetched $145,000 and $125,000, respectively, in Newport Party and Sunday Clothes. He and his trotting coun...
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