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Filibuster Hanover edges Huntsville

on 10/01/2017 2:00 AM
Drafting in the pocket, Filibuster Hanover (outside) angled off the rail into the stretch, outsprinting pacesetter Huntsville to take the second of three divisions of the $220,200 Somebeachsomewhere Bluegrass 3-year-old colt and gelding pace, presented by the Somebeachsomewhere Syndicate and Hanover Shoe Farms, by a neck in 1:48.4 on Sunday at Red Mile. Sitting while Huntsville put up uncon...
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Manchego wins 9th straight in Bluegrass 2FT

on 09/30/2017 2:00 AM
Manchego won her ninth start in a row, taking the fifth of five divisions of the $330,000 Norman Woolworth Memorial Bluegrass Two-Year-Old Filly Trot, sponsored by Arden Homestead Stable, E.T. Gerry & Peter Gerry, Margareta Wallenius, Kleberg, Stoner Manor Inc., Menhammer Stuteri Ab, Continental Stables, Jorgen Jahre Jr., and LST Stables, on Friday at The Red Mile.   Sent off ...
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Pasithea Face, Rockin Ron win Dayton Derbies

on 09/30/2017 2:00 AM
A large and enthusiastic throng turned out Friday night for a pair of Grand Circuit stakes at Hollywood Dayton Raceway. In the Dayton Trotting Derby, Pasithea Face S, one of just two mares in the eight-horse affair, showed her heels to the field in 1:53, a new track record for trotting mares at the 4-year-old five-eighths mile oval. Driver Tim Tetrick hustled the daughter of Muscle ...
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Backstretch with Gordon: I found "Bones!"

on 09/30/2017 2:00 AM
I finally found Bones! Larry "Bones" Rathbone left his Florida home to escape Hurricane Irma and he arrived in Lexington early, but after having lunch with him a couple of weeks ago I hadn't seen him. Howie Okusko has been playing a game on Facebook where he posted photos of Bones at various locations, asking "Where's Bones?" I finally found him this morning as he was coming off the track with...
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Bettor's Up, Terrortina take Keystone Classics

on 09/30/2017 2:00 AM
Headed in mid-stretch, Bettor’s Up dug in gamely and put her nose in front at the wire in Saturday’s (Sept. 30) $68,300 Keystone Classic at The Meadows. Terrortina pulled off a 6-1 upset of Freakonomics in the other division of the event for 3-year-old filly pacers. Bettor’s Up entered the Keystone Classic off an impressive win in the Simcoe that persuaded punters to hammer her down to 1-...
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Mykindachip speeds to Dayton victory

on 09/30/2017 2:00 AM
Mykindachip exploded off the starting car a lot like his maternal grandpa (Precious Bunny) used to do and proceeded to speed through fractions of :26.2, :54.3, 1:22.3 and 1:50.3 to capture the $18,500 Open Handicap Pace at Hollywood Dayton Raceway on Saturday. The 8-year-old gelded son of Art’s Chip is enjoying another stellar season with seven wins and 20 on-the-board finishes in 29 tries. T...
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Strawberry Hanover wows in 1:52.2 Lex qualifier

on 09/29/2017 2:00 AM
The 2-year-old trotting filly Strawberry Hanover became the fastest of her division on Friday morning when she won a qualifying race at The Red Mile in 1:52.2. The undefeated 2-year-old trotting filly Manchego, who races Friday night at The Red Mile (Race 7) has a mark of 1:52.4.   Strawberry Hanover is a daughter of Donato Hanover-Star Hanover and is trained by Julie Miller and is regula...
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Backstretch w/Gordon: Gingras wins in Sweden

on 09/29/2017 2:00 AM
It was jacket weather this beautiful Friday morning in Lexington, but after a few laps around The Red Mile backstretch I realized I could get away without it. Sure wish we were racing this afternoon instead of a 7 p.m. post as it's going to be a gorgeous day. Not that the night also won't be gorgeous, but it will get a bit nippy, just as it got chilly as the card crawled to its conclusion. ...
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Sophomore stars set for Sunday Bluegrass action

on 09/29/2017 2:00 AM
The 14-race program at The Red Mile on Sunday features harness racing stars such as Hambletonian Oaks winner Ariana G, Meadowlands Pace champion Huntsville, and Canadian Trotting Classic winner What The Hill, all of which highlight a total of 11 Bluegrass divisions on the first afternoon card of the Grand Circuit meet.   Ariana G starts from post two in the second of three divisions ...
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Racing, Yearling Sale in new Weekend Preview

on 09/29/2017 2:00 AM
It's Bluegrass time in the Bluegrass as Grand Circuit action is underway at The Red Mile. In the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview, we have loads of stories about all the upcoming racing action as well as in-depth look at next week's Lexington Selected Yearling Sale. Manchego, Rainbow Room, Filibuster Hanover, Huntsville and Manverick, we have all those inside stories. Kathy Parker tak...
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KY horsewoman Bonnie Zubrod dies

on 09/29/2017 2:00 AM
Bonnie Jean Zubrod, 89, of Louisville, Ky., passed away with her family by her side Thursday, Sept. 28. Her son, Art, manages Brittany Farms. She was a native of Louisville, daughter of the late Marvin and Gladys Tuggle. She was a graduate of the Louisville Girls School and attended the University of Louisville. Bonnie was a pioneer as a woman in the Saddlebred industry in Louisville a...
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Hurrikane Empress wins Renaissance final

on 09/29/2017 2:00 AM
Freehold Raceway hosted the $55,300 Renaissance final for 2-year-old filly pacers in a early race before the card on Friday. The third race was the New Jersey Standardbred Development Fund final (NJSDF) final where 3-year-old filly trotters competed for a $50,000 purse. Hurrikane Empress and Southwind Avanti captured those contests. Hurrikane Empress was parked to the quarter in :28 before taki...
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Ohio Commission hosts medication forum

on 09/29/2017 2:00 AM
The Ohio State Racing Commission hosted the first of several medication forums on Tuesday at the Riffe Center in Columbus, Ohio. A well-attended crowd listened to testimony from veterinarians and horsemen’s representatives during the near three-hour forum. "We were seeking practical insight into medication issues affecting horses racing in Ohio," explained Dr. James Robertson, OSR...
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Newborn Sassy wins Yonkers mare feature

on 09/29/2017 2:00 AM
Favored Newborn Sassy (Jordan Stratton, $4.30) stalked, then starred, from second-over Friday night (Sept. 29), winning Yonkers Raceway’s $50,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace. Unhurried early form post position six (in one notch after a defection), Newborn Sassy saw Betabcool N (Eric Goodell) through down a reasonable early gauntlet of :27.2 and :56.2. Delightful Dragon (Brent H...
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On A Sunny Day headed to Ontario Super Final

on 09/28/2017 2:00 AM
Ontario's talented 3-year-old trotting fillies brought Grand River Raceway's 2017 season to a thrilling conclusion on Wednesday evening as they battled to a track, Ontario Sires Stakes and Canadian record in the last race of the program. With $125,000 and the last set of points toward a Super Final berth on the line, the fillies were swinging for the fences early. Delcrest Magicstar left al...
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Amateur driver challenge to benefit vets

on 09/28/2017 2:00 AM
On Friday, Nov. 10, America will commemorate the valiant services of members of our armed forces with pageantry, speeches, parades and other various celebrations. But on the previous day, Nov. 9, two local amateur clubs are planning an amateur driving challenge at Monticello Raceway as an impetus to raise money for the local veteran's food banks.However, since the Mighty M is dark on Fridays t...
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Backstretch with Gordon: Danger Zone!

on 09/28/2017 2:00 AM
I found myself in the Danger Zone this gorgeous Thursday morning at The Red Mile, and I'm not referring to recovering from dinner last night at Merrick Inn. No, I had to contend with danger when I was walking up toward the racetrack and had a wall of horses coming at me. But the danger didn't come from the wall, just the guy directing the horse who was at the side closest to me: Jimmy Takte...
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Freehold paying only with direct deposit

on 09/28/2017 2:00 AM
Freehold Raceway has implemented a new system for issuing Purse, or Driver or Trainer commissions. They will no longer be issuing paper checks. All monies will be settled through direct deposit to a checking or savings account with a bank or credit union of your choice.   Click on the direct deposit form below and send it to Freehold Raceway Horseman's Bookkeeper. Forms are also ava...
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New PM withholding regs now official

on 09/28/2017 2:00 AM
The updated regulations regarding the withholding and reporting of pari-mutuel proceeds adopted by the U.S. Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) became official on Wednesday, as expected, with their publication in the Federal Register. The regulations will reduce the number of winning tickets that require withholding and reporting, returning more money to horsep...
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Easy Lover Hanover heads to Dayton Derby

on 09/28/2017 2:00 AM
Easy Lover Hanover won six of his final seven races last year, including the Progress Pace to close his 3-year-old campaign, but trainer Ben Wallace was in no rush this season to push the gelding into action against the sport's top older pacers.   After watching Easy Lover Hanover's development over the course of this year, though, Wallace thinks the horse is ready to climb the ladd...
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