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Checkmate Time now 3 for 4 after Pocono win

on 10/16/2017 2:00 AM
Developing horses in the "non-winners of 7 races" class were gathered for twin $18,000 features Sunday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, with pacer Nocturnal Bluechip and trotter Checkmate Time emerging victorious. The rains came, and the track had just been rerated to "sloppy," when the pacers came to the track, but the wet and muck had little effect on Nocturnal Bluechip, who won ...
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Entries for Blooded Horse closing soon

on 10/16/2017 2:00 AM
The 70th Annual Blooded Horse Fall Sale is almost to capacity and closing is imminent. The mega-sale held Nov. 13-16 at Delaware, Ohio, will feature over 200 yearlings on opening day. The balance of the sale is composed 2 & 3-year stakes horses, seasoned raceway stock, young green prospects, and an abundance of in-foal mares and weanlings.   Buyers from throughout the United Sta...
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Walnut Hall Ltd. selling top mares in Delaware

on 10/16/2017 2:00 AM
Walnut Hall Ltd. is selling a powerful trotting consignment of mares and weanlings at the Blooded Horse Sale in Delaware, Ohio, on Nov. 15. The announcement was made by Alan Leavitt, president of Walnut Hall Ltd. The mares, all in-foal to leading sires, are led by Ma Chere Hall 4,1:52 (689,641), in foal to Cantab Hall; Danica Hall 2,1:55 3/5 ($103,850), in foal to Cantab Hall; and Debbie Ha...
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Four horses supplemented to Breeders Crown

on 10/16/2017 2:00 AM
The connections of four of the top horses in their divisions - Funknwaffles, Homicide Hunter, International Moni and Sintra - have supplemented to their Breeders Crown events at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on October 28. Funknwaffles, fresh off a win in the $225,000 Blue Chip Farms New York Sires Stakes final at Yonkers Raceway on Saturday, has racked up $553,942 in earnings this year for ...
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Kindergarten Classic set to resume

on 10/16/2017 2:00 AM
The Kindergarten Classic series for 2-year-old trotters and pacers will resume with the last of five preliminary legs for all divisions set for Thursday at Vernon Downs.   The $150,000 (est.) Kindergarten finals and consolations (if necessary) will be raced at the Meadowlands on Saturday, Nov. 4, which is the opening night of the upcoming Fall Meet.   Later in t...
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SB Mike's Hot Beach takes Plainridge Special

on 10/16/2017 2:00 AM
Two horses took two different paths to victory in the day’s featured races at Plainridge Park on Monday afternoon (Oct. 16). In the $14,000 "Plainridge Special," SB Mikes Hot Beach (Heath Campbell) led every step of the way and held off late challenges by Quick Shot (Eddie Davis Jr.) and Cherokee Hiflyzane (Ron Cushing) to win by a length in 1:52.1, which was a new seasonal mark for the w...
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NYSS consolations held at Monticello

on 10/16/2017 2:00 AM
On Monday (October 16) Monticello Raceway hosted the $400,000 New York Sire Stakes Consolations, with 8 divisions each racing for a purse of $50,000 each. When one thinks of Sire Stake events, one thinks of hot balmy days of July and August. Today the conditions were far from the Sire Stake norm, with temps in the mid 50’s, with intermittent sun and a persistent raw wind. 2-Year-Old Filly Pa...
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OSS Super Finals complete

on 10/15/2017 2:00 AM
Mohawk Racetrack hosted its annual Super Final Night, highlighted by eight-total $225,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Super Finals for freshmen and sophomore pacers and trotters, on Saturday, October 14. Kadabra Queen stormed down the center of the track and through the rains to take the Two-Year-Old Filly Trot in 1:57.3 as the 9-5 favorite. Sorceress Seelster set a :27.4 opening quarter be...
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$2.3 million wagered on Mohawk Jackpot Hi-5

on 10/15/2017 2:00 AM
A total of $2,375,530 in new money was wagered into the Jackpot Hi-5 pool for Saturday's mandatory payout at Mohawk Racetrack. The carryover coming into the evening was $978,779. With over $2.3 million plus the nearly $1 million carryover on the line, Preppy Art (#3) and driver Doug McNair were victorious at odds of 9/2. The Jackpot Hi-5 winning combination was 3-4-2-7-5 and a $...
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Maine crowns sires stakes champions

on 10/15/2017 2:00 AM
A large and enthusiastic crowd lined the raceway on Saturday (10/14) as the finals of Maine Sire Stakes program were contested on a picture perfect mid-autumn afternoon at Scarborough Downs, for total purses in excess of $370,000. Like the day itself, the major headlines going into the finals belonged to Pembroke Perfect as the three-year-old wunderkind put her twelve race seasonal undefeated s...
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Peace A Pie, dam of Pizza Dolce, dies

on 10/15/2017 2:00 AM
Peace A Pie, the dam of Pizza Dolce 3, 1:52.4 ($668,824), Mars Bar 1:56 ($390,176), Big Stick Lindy 3, 1:55.4 ($236,176) and The Lindy Treaty 1:56h ($181,995), died Friday, Oct. 13 at Lindy Farms in Connecticut. The daughter of Valley Victory and the Speedy Crown mare Armbro Éclair, died from the complications of old age. She was 25 and had her last foal in 2013. Peace A Pie's m...
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Gaagaa Gone wires field in Maryland Sires Stakes

on 10/15/2017 2:00 AM
The first split for 2-year-old filly trotters opened the early non-wagering card at Rosecroft Raceway on Saturday (Oct. 14). Reinsman Art Stafford Jr. behind Iron Mine Krystal ( Four Starz Robro) was not content to sit third and pulled past the quarter to take the lead to the wire in the 2:00 mile over Dancing Spirit. Iron Mine Branch LLC are the owner and breeder, Greg Haverstick trains the f...
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Mohawk Seelster tops second London session at $220,000

on 10/15/2017 2:00 AM
Mohawk Seelster fetched the highest price of the second session of the London Selected Yearling Sale as the inaugural two-day sale concluded in London, Ont. on Sunday (October 15). Mohawk Seelster sold for $220,000 to Millar Farms of Stouffville, Ont. A son of Sportswriter - Macapelo Rose, Mohawk Seelster is a half-brother to speedy pacing mare Mayhem Seelster p, 2, 1:53s, 3, 1:51.3s -...
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SBOANJ announces election results

on 10/15/2017 2:00 AM
The Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey’s (SBOANJ) annual board of director’s meeting and election was held on Friday (Oct. 13 )at Freehold Raceway. In the breeder category, incumbent Stephen Dye III ran unopposed and was re-elected. The owner category, had two incumbent directors, Bob Boni and Dennis Lane along with newcomer Sam Landy running for two open seats.The ...
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Hoosier Park crowns IN Sires Stakes Champions

on 10/14/2017 2:00 AM
The top performers in the 2017 Indiana Sires Stakes program converged at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday, October 13 for the annual Hoosier Champions Night. With purses topping the $2 million dollar mark, the 14-race card featured the top ten competitors from each division and provided a fitting conclusion to the 2017 Indiana Sires Stakes season. It was a night primarily r...
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All Bets Off takes Rooney at Yonkers

on 10/14/2017 2:00 AM
With a three-wide sweeping rush, All Bets Off (Matt Kakaley) got to the finish line first by a slim margin in the $250,000 Dan Rooney Invitational Pace on Saturday afternoon (Oct. 14) at Yonkers Raceway in 1:51.4. All Bets Are Off is trained by Rob Burke for owners Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi, Baldachino and Pan Hellenic Stables. It was his 27th career win and pushed his lifetime e...
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Crazy Wow wires field in Harry Harvey Invitational

on 10/14/2017 2:00 AM
Crazy Wow and driver Yannick Gingras made light work of the field to win the $250,000 Harry Harvey Invitational Trot at Yonkers Raceway on Saturday afternoon (Oct. 14) by a half-length in the time of the 2:25 in the 1-1/4 contest. Crazy Wow and Gingras went right to the lead and reached the quarter mile mark in :28, with Lookslikeachpndale trailing him at that point and to the :...
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Twister Bi sets world record in International Trot

on 10/14/2017 2:00 AM
Twister Bi assumed control from fellow world champion Resolve, then put on a trotting showcase in the $1 million Yonkers International Trot. The 5-year-old stallion stopped the clock in a world record 2:22.1 at Yonkers Raceway on Saturday (Oct. 14) many lengths in front of the field. Trainer Jerry Riordan said, "I just wanted everyone to see how good he really is." They most certainl...
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Yonkers hosts $1.8 million NYSS championship finals

on 10/14/2017 2:00 AM
Conducted for the first time alongside Yonkers International Trot @ Empire City Casino and conducted for the first time out of a local detention barn, Yonkers Raceway's $1.8 New York Day of Champions Saturday afternoon (Oct. 14th) produced a pair of repeat statebred champions. Here's the skinny after eight, $225,000 sire stakes finals... Allerage Farm 3YO Filly Trot  – From p...
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Penn wins second straight at Hollywood Dayton

on 10/13/2017 2:00 AM
Penn made it "two straight in the Buckeye state," to quote Hollywood Dayton Raceway announcer Barry Vicroy, closing impressively on Thursday night (Oct. 12) to cop the $18,500 Open Trot in back-to-back weeks. Utilizing a totally different strategy, driver Josh Sutton dropped in third in the early going after realizing a couple others were intent on the front end in a speedy :26.3 opening pa...
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