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Hanover announces Tall Dark Stranger to stud

on 09/24/2020 11:49 AM
It is with great excitement and pride that Hanover Shoe Farms announces the addition of 3-year-old pacing colt phenom Tall Dark Stranger to its stallion roster for the 2021 breeding season.   With a record of 1:49.1 at age two and a current record of 1:47.1 at three and $1,741,645 earned thus far, Tall Dark Stranger has a remarkable slate of 16 wins and 1 second from 18 career st...
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KY court issues ruling on Historical Racing

on 09/24/2020 11:44 AM
In a decision announced Thursday morning, the Kentucky Supreme Court has issued an opinion that some of the historical racing games—including those used at The Red Mile—are not legal.   The Red Mile, in partnership with Keeneland, operates at full capacity more than 900 historical racing machines using the Encore system. Although slightly more than half the machines are cu...
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Rich Quebec finals Sunday at Hippodrome 3R

on 09/24/2020 11:31 AM
On Sunday the Quebec Jockey Club hosts the Quebec Championship finals with eight events for 2 and 3-year-old trotters and pacers at the Hippodrome 3R. It is the richest day of racing in all of Quebec with purses on the 12-race program totaling more than $500,000. The Future Stars Series finals for 2 year olds each race for a purse of $55,000 while the Breeders Trophy Series fin...
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Somethingbeautiful six-for-six heading into Kentuckiana

on 09/24/2020 10:45 AM
Friday’s stakes-filled card at Harrah’s Hoosier Park features many of harness racing’s big names—including Top 10-ranked Gimpanzee and Atlanta—but it includes only one undefeated horse. That’s Somethingbeautiful. Somethingbeautiful is six-for-six this season for trainer Dylan Davis and driver LeWayne Miller, winning every start by a minimum of a length...
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2019 Hambo champ Forbidden Trade sidelined by injury

on 09/24/2020 9:30 AM
Standardbred Canada has reported that the 2019 Hambletonian winner Forbidden Trade has been shut down for the year.   Trainer Luc Blais said that Forbidden Trade, the 2019 Horse of the Year in Canada, suffered an injury that will keep him sidelined for the remainder of 2020.   The 4-year-old son of Kadabra-Pure Ivory was last entered to race in the John Cashman Jr. Memorial...
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More money, races for KY horses in 2021

on 09/24/2020 8:24 AM
The Kentucky Standardbred Development Fund and Kentucky Breeders' Incentive Fund Advisory Panel met Wednesday, Sept. 23, to discuss some exciting new changes to racing in Kentucky.   The first topic voted on was adding another leg to the Kentucky Sire Stakes and two more to the Commonwealth Series, to make a total of four legs for each series. The starting fee ...
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Rhett fastest among DSBF trotters Wednesday

on 09/23/2020 9:20 PM
Don and David Wiest’s Rhett ($3.20, Tony Morgan) was the fastest of four $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) divisions for 2-year-old trotters Wednesday (Sept. 23) at Harrington Raceway. Rhett’s win came in 2:01.3 via disqualification as Big Al M hit the wire first but was placed second for violation of the euro-rail rule. Big Al M was the leader throughout whi...
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World mark lowered twice in OBC 3-Year-Old Colt Trot

on 09/23/2020 9:18 PM
A pair of world records were established in the Ohio Breeders Championships for 3-year-old colt trotters on Jugette Day, Wednesday (Sept. 23) at the Delaware (OH) County Fairgrounds. In the $48,421 opening division, It’s Academic (Chris Page) lowered the world mark to 1:53.1 with a 3-1/2 length victory over Stonefire Us (Dewayne Minor) and Big Box Hanover (Dan Noble). The Uncle Peter&n...
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Tall Dark Stranger to stand stud at Hanover Shoe Farms

on 09/23/2020 7:54 PM
Tall Dark Stranger p,3 1:47.1 ($1,741,645) may not be in Delaware, Ohio, for tomorrow's Little Brown Jug, but the 3-year-old pacing colt is in the news. Hanover Shoe Farms has confirmed that the winner of the Meadowlands Pace and North America Cup will be standing at the sport's leading breeding farm.   Nancy Takter trains Tall Dark Stranger for owners Marvin Katz, Howard Taylor...
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Party Girl Hill sets 1:49.3 world record, wins Jugette

on 09/23/2020 7:36 PM
Minutes after watching Party Girl Hill win Wednesday’s Jugette for 3-year-old female pacers at the Delaware County Fairgrounds with a performance that included a world record in her elimination and an open-length score in the final, breeder/owner Tom Hill summed up his thoughts about the filly in simple terms. “She just proved what I’ve been telling everybody, that she&rsquo...
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Treasure Gems K breaks maiden in Standardbred trot

on 09/23/2020 7:04 PM
Treasure Gems K and driver Chris Page won Wednesday’s (Sept. 23) $43,506 Standardbred Stakes for 2-year-old female trotters by a head over Just Joshing in 1:59 at the Delaware County Fairgrounds in central Ohio. Queen Of All finished third. Queen Of All, the 8-5 favorite, set the tempo through the first three quarters of the race, with fractions of :28.3, :59, and 1:28.4. Treasure Gems ...
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Fighting Evil captures Standardbred freshman filly pace

on 09/23/2020 7:03 PM
Fighting Evil fought off Tava in the stretch to win Wednesday’s (Sept. 23) $39,406 Standardbred Stakes for 2-year-old female pacers by a neck in 1:54.2 at the Delaware County Fairgrounds in central Ohio. Always B Laughin finished third. Always B Laughin and Fighting Evil were quickest off the gate, with Fighting Evil claiming the lead just prior to reaching the quarter in :27.4. She led...
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Dunn sweeps Buckette divisions at Delaware

on 09/23/2020 7:01 PM
Driver Dexter Dunn doubled his fun by sweeping Wednesday’s (Sept. 23) two $41,100 divisions of the Buckette Stakes for 3-year-old female trotters, winning the first with Caviart Eva in 1:54 and the second with Spoiled Princess in 1:55.2 at the Delaware County Fairgrounds. Caviart Eva won the first division in 1:54 Caviart Eva, the 2-5 favorite, sat second behind Hannah through frac...
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Hedges Avenue A springs 14-1 upset in Meadows feature

on 09/23/2020 5:38 PM
Hedges Avenue A worked out a cozy pocket trip, then roared through the Lightning Lane to spring a 14-1 upset in Wednesday's feature at The Meadows, a $10,800 Conditioned Pace.   Always Giggling, the 4-5 favorite, took the field through three-quarters in a reasonable comfortable 1:24.4. But when Brady Brown pointed Hedges Avenue A inside, the 7-year-old daughter of Rock N Roll Heav...
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Liberty Bell stakes begin at Philadelphia with 2YO fillies

on 09/23/2020 5:36 PM
The Liberty Bell stakes series commenced its annual fall run at Harrah's Philadelphia on Wednesday afternoon, with over $160,000 in purses offered to two-year-old fillies on both gaits.   There were three divisions for pacers, and the chalk won all three – though the heaviest favorite of all gave the crowd some tension before they could get their nickel profit for every win ...
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Four years after heart attack, Lineweaver returns to Shenandoah

on 09/23/2020 2:55 PM
When Winston Lineweaver got in the sulky behind Hillbillys All In at the recent Virginia Harness Horse Association's Matinee Meet, he was preparing to drive the 2-year-old trotter in his first career start.    The Sept. 2 outing wasn't just any ordinary start for the 78-year-old trainer-driver. That moment, at the Shenandoah County Fairgrounds, marked his first return to ...
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USTA vs. Jockey Club re: constitutionality of HISA

on 09/23/2020 2:49 PM
The following is a statement from U.S. Trotting Association President Russell Williams in response to an announcement from The Jockey Club regarding constitutionality of the Horse Racing Safety and Integrity Act of 2020: "Just a few days ago, after the USTA refused to abandon the principles it has been advancing for several years, one of The Jockey Club’s minions informed us that o...
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Blais has two starters in Mohawk Million Saturday

on 09/23/2020 1:23 PM
Luc Blais will have two horses in Saturday’s inaugural Mohawk Million for 2-year-old trotters at Woodbine Mohawk Park, so he is understandably excited about the event. But the trainer knows he is not alone in being pumped up about Canada’s richest race since 2012. The Mohawk Million is the first million-dollar buy-in race in harness racing history. Nine spots in the 10-horse field...
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Racing executive Tony Chamblin, 81, dies

on 09/23/2020 8:35 AM
Tony Chamblin, a longtime horse racing industry executive and ambassador for the industry, passed away Sunday at his home in Lexington, Ky. He was 81. Chamblin played an instrumental role in the passage of the Interstate Horse Racing Act of 1978 and the Pari-Mutuel Licensing Simplification Act of 1988, and later became an early supporter of federal legislation intended to align U.S. equine me...
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Overnights for young horses at fall meet

on 09/23/2020 8:32 AM
The Red Mile welcomes owners and trainers to bring their overnight horses to Lexington and race for competitive purses during the balance of the 2020 meet.   RACING There will be no Late Closing program this year. In its place will be a variety of overnight classes with purses similar to the closers. These races have been designed to accommodate a wide spectrum ...
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