Three stay unbeaten in Kindergarten at Big M

on 09/26/2020 7:40 AM
Fire Start Hanover, Commanding Officer and Summa Cum Laude all remained perfect through two legs of the Kindergarten Classic for 2-year-olds at The Meadowlands Friday night.   Fire Start Hanover had an easy time of it in the first race filly pace, sailing down the road in a lifetime-best 1:52.1 to win by 1¾ lengths with driver Victor Kirby calling the shots. The daughter of Som...
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Impressive performances on undercard at Harrah's Hoosier Park

on 09/26/2020 7:37 AM
Crucial with David Miller holding the lines was the first to enter the winner's circle in Grand Circuit action at Harrah's Hoosier Park on Friday (Sept. 5) when the 3-year-old filly captured the $105,000 Moni Maker Stakes. The daughter of Father Patrick-Jolene Jolene collected the first of eight trophies on Breeders Crown Preview evening. The sensational 15-race card disseminated $1.2 mill...
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This Is The Plan defends Hoosier Park Pacing Derby title

on 09/26/2020 7:36 AM
On a night filled with stakes action, This Is The Plan made Hoosier Park history as he became the first ever back-to back winner of the $140,000 Hoosier Park Pacing Derby at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday, September 26. With Dexter Dunn in the bike, This Is The Plan utilized a pocket trip to score the victory by three parts of a length in 1:49:1. Dismissed at odds of 7-1...
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Gimpanzee collars Atlanta to triumph in Caesars Trotting Classic 

on 09/26/2020 7:34 AM
They had eight high quality rivals including world champion Guardian AS, Breeders Crown victor Fiftydallarbill, Indiana champions Custom Cantab and Bridge To Jesse's and defending champion Lindy The Great but it all came down to Atlanta and Gimpanzee on Friday (Sept. 5) at Harrah's Hoosier Park in the $150,000 Caesar's Trotting Classic. The mare and stallion did not disappoint as two...
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Miss You impresses in Hollywood Dayton debut

on 09/25/2020 10:41 PM
Miss You scored an impressive 1:50.3 triumph in her debut at Hollywood Dayton Raceway, coasting to an open lengths victory in a $14,000 Mares Open.   Driver Jeremy Smith took no prisoners in the feature event blasting from mid pack behind the gate to the early lead in the first furlong.  The outcome was never in serious doubt as the New Zealand-bred 6 year old daug...
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Western Tyrant gets 3rd straight, Palone wins 5 at Meadows

on 09/25/2020 9:02 PM
Western Tyrant followed live cover, then brushed wide through the lane to capture his third straight victory in Friday's $10,800 co-feature at The Meadows, a $20,000-$25,000 Claiming Handicap Pace.   Western Tyrant was fifth when Dave Palone positioned him behind the first-over Bugger Bruiser. The 6-year-old Western Terror-Fans Bikini gelding moved three wide through the final tur...
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3YO fillies in Liberty Bell Stakes headline Friday at Philly

on 09/25/2020 8:59 PM
Three-year-old fillies were spotlighted in $150,000 worth of Liberty Bell stakes series action during the Friday afternoon card at Harrah's Philadelphia, with two divisions for pacers and three for trotters.   The first pace saw the ultraconsistent Rocknificent, competitive not only within the state but with the North American elite, handle a late pocket charge from Drama Act to w...
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Big Hoosier card, Mohawk Million in Weekend Preview!

on 09/25/2020 2:44 PM
Another exciting weekend of major stakes action begins Friday night with a huge card at Harrah’s Hoosier Park that includes the Caesars Trotting Classic, Hoosier Park Pacing Derby, Jenna’s Beach Boy and Moni Maker. The new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview has all the program pages as well as trainer Brian Brown’s thoughts as he sends two horses for the Elevation for 2-yea...
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RCI: federal bill may encourage states to defund commissions

on 09/25/2020 12:42 PM
The newly proposed Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act of 2020 (S.4547) may provide an incentive for States to defund existing anti-doping and medication rule enforcement programs according to an analysis being prepared for the Association of Racing Commissioners International (ARCI) so the group can help achieve a “smooth transition” should the measure be enacted. “COVID-1...
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Exacta to introduce new Historical Racing system

on 09/25/2020 10:00 AM
Exacta Systems announced Friday that it will introduce a new Historic Horse Racing (HHR) system in Kentucky following a decision of the Kentucky Supreme Court. In its ruling on whether HHR as currently operated in Kentucky fell within the Kentucky statutory requirements, the Kentucky Court wrote that wagering “requires that patrons generate the pools based on wagering on the same discre...
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Lexington Mixed Sale catalog available

on 09/24/2020 10:55 PM
The sale catalog and past performances booklet for the Lexington Selected Mixed Sale are now available on the sales company’s website,, and on the Equineline sales catalog app.   The sale will be held Saturday, Oct. 10, the evening after the annual Selected Yearling sale concludes. Post time is 7 p.m. at the Fasig-Tipton Newtown Paddocks in Lexing...
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Ocean Rock's 1:49.3 equals Delaware track mark

on 09/24/2020 9:29 PM
Ocean Rock (Dan Noble) equaled the Delaware County Fair track record for 3-year-old pacing geldings in the second of two Ohio Breeders Championship divisions for his age, sex and gait on Thursday’s (Sept. 24) Little Brown Jug undercard with his 1:49.3 mile. Sandra Burnett owns the Rockin Amadeus gelding who swept the Ohio State Fair Stakes and Ohio Sires Stakes final. Elver Hanover (...
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Arnold N Dicky, Chase H Hanover tie world marks at Delaware

on 09/24/2020 7:57 PM
Arnold N Dicky was sent off as the 1-9 favorite in Thursday’s $47,006 Standardbred Stakes for 2-year-old male trotters and lived up to expectations, winning by 6 1/4 lengths over Sunny Crockett in a world-record-equaling 1:54 at the Delaware County Fairgrounds. To Be Frank finished third. The time equaled Action Uncle’s world record for a 2-year-old trotting colt on a half-mile...
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Plunge Blue Chip sets world record in Miss Versatility romp

on 09/24/2020 7:54 PM
Plunge Blue Chip on Thursday trotted the fastest race mile in history on a half-mile track, winning the $87,500 Miss Versatility Series championship for trotting mares in 1:51.3 at the Delaware County Fairgrounds. Pure Chance finished second, followed by Grand Swan and Manchego, the 3-5 favorite who went offstride in the second turn while in second place behind Plunge Blue Chip. Following Ma...
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Captain Barbossa wins 75th Little Brown Jug

on 09/24/2020 7:51 PM
Captain Barbossa found the perfect time to visit the winner’s circle for the first time this year, capturing Thursday’s $335,400 Little Brown Jug final for 3-year-old male pacers in 1:49.1 at the Delaware County Fairgrounds in central Ohio. Cattlewash was second and Catch The Fire finished third. The win was Captain Barbossa’s first in 13 races this season. The gelding, who fi...
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Stowaway Hanover cruises in Plainridge feature

on 09/24/2020 7:47 PM
After struggling in recent starts at Pocono Downs, 3-year-old pacing filly Stowaway Hanover shipped into Massachusetts on Thursday afternoon and went the race of her life while winning the $15,000 featured pace for 4-year-old and younger female side-wheelers at Plainridge Park.    Stowaway Hanover (Mitchell Cushing) took an early lead and then let the heavy favorite Trussed ...
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Mississippi Storm takes top trot in Philly Thursday

on 09/24/2020 4:48 PM
The Cantab Hall gelding Mississippi Storm was given a top trip from post seven by driver Pat Berry and went on to win the $14,400 featured trot at Harrah’s Philadelphia Thursday afternoon in 1:53.4.   Figuring his odds would not be good in sitting next-to-last in the eight-horse field early, Berry got some early speed out of the Tom Fanning trainee and tucked in fifth as Vi...
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Filly Sans Defaut beats the boys in Old Oaken Bucket

on 09/24/2020 2:43 PM
Ron Burke’s error when entering Sans Defaut for this week’s races at the Delaware County Fair worked in his favor as the filly knocked off the boys in Thursday’s $83,800 Old Oaken Bucket for 3-year-old trotters.   Burke intended to put Sans Defaut in Wednesday’s Buckette for 3-year-old fillies, but mistakenly entered the Old Oaken Bucket. Sans Defaut made it pa...
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September handle has been super at Big M

on 09/24/2020 1:22 PM
Historically, wagering at the Meadowlands has been less than spectacular in September. In fact, the last time there was harness racing at the mile oval in the ninth month of the year, the average handle was a mere $1.6 million on the four cards conducted in 2017. But since then, a cavalry has appeared to save the day. Garden State Gov. Phil Murphy–along with the members of the New Je...
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New KY association soliciting new members

on 09/24/2020 11:57 AM
The Kentucky Harness Association (KHA) is pleased to announce the launch of its website ( dedicated to its members and growth of the harness industry in Kentucky. The KHA was established to promote, support and facilitate growth in the harness industry in Kentucky and to promote and encourage cooperative efforts among racetracks, owners, breeders, trainers and drivers, fans, a...
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