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Beckhams Z Tam dominant in ISS victory

on 09/15/2017 2:00 AM
Beckhams Z Tam and driver Ricky Macomber Jr. turned in a dominant performance to make a clean sweep of the final round of Indiana Sires Stakes action in the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes final for 3-year-old pacing colts and geldings at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday. With a final time of 1:50.1, Beckhams Z Tam notched his second consecutive victory at Hoosier Park and established a n...
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All About Madi wins Yonkers feature

on 09/15/2017 2:00 AM
All About Madi (Brian Sears, $9.60) wedged into an early pocket and it served her well Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway’s $50,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace.  In play from post position three, All About Madi had some company, including pole-assigned, 19-1 number Acefourtyfour Alex (Brent Holland) and 3-2 fave Regil Elektra (Jason Bartlett).  All About Madi used some dis...
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Egosnattitudes rallies for Batavia score

on 09/15/2017 2:00 AM
Slow starts and fast finishes are his trademark and Egosnattitudes followed the playbook to a "T" on Friday night as he captured the $9,000 open trotting feature at Batavia Downs. Egosnattitudes (Larry Stalbaum) got away last by 10 lengths to begin the race while Lutetium (Denny Bucceri) called the shots on the front end. While the race cruised by the half in :57.3, Egosnattitudes was rolli...
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Blazin Britches wins Nadia Lobell at Hoosier

on 09/14/2017 2:00 AM
Blazin Britches returned to racing action for the first time in over a month and picked up right where she left off; finding the winner’s circle at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino in the $160,000 Nadia Lobell Stakes for three-year-old pacing fillies on Wednesday, September 13. With driver Trace Tetrick in the bike, Blazin Britches used a sharp, front-running effort to stop the timer in 1:52...
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Liberty Bell Series continues at Harrah's Philly

on 09/14/2017 2:00 AM
The Liberty Bell Series continued on Wednesday afternoon at Harrah's Philadelphia, with the 3-year-old fillies taking front and center stage. There were five division for trotters and three divisions for pacers, each going for a purse of $30,000.   The first trotting division was taken by John Butenschoen trainee Fine Tuned Lady (Corey Callahan). The high percentage winning daughter...
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Fear The Dragon wins Hoosier qualifier

on 09/14/2017 2:00 AM
Prepping for next week's Little Brown Jug and making his first appearance after being scratched from the Sept. 3 Pennsylvania Sires Stakes final, Fear The Dragon won a Wednesday qualifier at Hoosier Park in 1:54. The qualifiers Wednesday were held on a rain-soaked track deemed "sloppy." With David Miller in town to drive Fear The Dragon in the qualifier, the 3-year-old colt led through frac...
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Nobodynosjustice takes Grassroots split

on 09/14/2017 2:00 AM
The 2017 Grassroots regular season came to a close at Grand River Raceway on Wednesday evening with two divisions for the two-year-old trotting colts. Five colts squared off in the first $17,750 division and Leaderofthepack took quick command, reaching the quarter in :30. Fan favorite Nobodynosjustice and Jula Downton followed, with the other two competitors out of the action early. Heading...
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Keystone Classics to Win Treasures, Island Town

on 09/14/2017 2:00 AM
A combined 0-12 lifetime entering the day, Win Treasures (9-1) and Island Town (8-1) sprang upsets in Wednesday's $102,700 Keystone Classic for freshman filly trotters at The Meadows. Win Treasures had flashed talent, finishing in the money in a Pennsylvania Sires Stake leg and a PA All Stars event. But the daughter of Winning Mister-Treasure Forever also made breaks that kept her a maiden....
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SC organizes "rules of racing" committee

on 09/14/2017 2:00 AM
Standardbred Canada has organized an industry-wide initiative to review the rules of racing in hopes to create a rule book for every harness racing jurisdiction to adopt and enforce. The initiative co chaired by Dan Gall, CEO/President of Standardbred Canada, and Hambletonian Society President John Campbell, will conduct a detailed and comprehensive review of the rules of racing with input fro...
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Southwind Farms Lex videos now available

on 09/14/2017 2:00 AM
Videos of the Southwind Farms yearlings that have been consigned to the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale (October  3 -7) are now available on the Southwind Farms website at www.southwindfarms.net. The yearlings (which will sell in the Preferred Equine consignment) feature five colts and five fillies by Champion sire Muscle Hill. Yearlings are available for inspect...
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Reid revving stable up for Grand Circuit

on 09/14/2017 2:00 AM
Paul Reid has a trio of competitors shining during the Grand Circuit festival at Mohawk Racetrack, including Dancer Hall competing in the $684,000 Canadian Trotting Classic this Saturday at Mohawk Racetrack.   A winner of seven races in 15 starts, Dancer Hall enters the Canadian Trotting Classic final for owner 1187422 Ontario Inc. off a second-place finish in his elimination (...
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Illinois horseman Jim Ellison, 58, dies

on 09/14/2017 2:00 AM
Well-known Illinois horseman James "Jim" Ellison, who in recent years had also raced his stable at Hoosier Park and Ohio tracks, died Saturday, Sept. 9. He was 58 and had been battling cancer. Mr. Ellison had his best money-winnings year in 2015, when his stable included Lucpark and other well-known overnight horses. In 2015 his stable also included the 3-year-old filly pacer Dandy's Diva, ...
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New Weekend Preview now available!

on 09/14/2017 2:00 AM
Trainer John Butenschoen swept last weekend's Canadian Trotting Classic elims with Bill's Man and Dover Dan, and in the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview he talks to Gordon Waterstone about his chances in Saturday's rich final. Corey Callahan drove both trotters and Kathy Parker caught up with him to discuss his strategy with Bill's Man, who he selected as his drive for the final. Kat...
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O So Easy does it in ISS 2FT final

on 09/13/2017 2:00 AM
O So Easy, with Verlin Yoder at the lines, became Hoosier Park Racing & Casino's newest track record holder when she powered home a winner in 1:54.3 in the fourth round of $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes finals for 2-year-old trotting fillies on Tuesday.   After establishing a new lifetime best of 1:55.1 in her elimination last week, O So Easy bested that time to re-establish the t...
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Brian Brown duo favored in Jug Future wagering

on 09/13/2017 2:00 AM
For several weeks, the experts have been saying the 72nd edition of the Little Brown Jug, presented by the Ohio Harness Horseman's Association, was going to be a two-horse race. The bettors agree and have made Downbytheseaside and Fear The Dragon as the top choices in the Little Brown Jug Future Pool #1.   Downbytheseaside has been tapped the 6-5 favorite based on his recent wins in...
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Hunterton videos for Ohio, Lex yearlings online

on 09/13/2017 2:00 AM
Videos for Hunterton Farms' 2017 consignments to the Ohio Selected Jug Sale and Lexington Select Sale are now available to view on their website (huntertonfarm.com). This year's Lexington group, which numbers 82, features 31 trotting fillies, 27 trotting colts, 15 pacing colts and nine pacing fillies. Every major sire is represented in the group, with the trotters including Trixton (10), Ya...
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Byron, Bax sweep 3 Grassroots at Flamboro

on 09/13/2017 2:00 AM
Driver Steve Byron and trainer John Bax teamed up to win all three $18,800 divisions of the last regular season Grassroots event for 2-year-old trotting fillies at Flamboro Downs on Tuesday evening. Byron and Bax kicked off their successful evening in Race 1 with Warrawee Trip, who led from gate-to-wire in a contest reduced to five fillies as the result of three scratches due to sickness. T...
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When You Dance leads Ontario 2CP in 1:52.3

on 09/13/2017 2:00 AM
Thirty-four freshman pacing colts and geldings arrived at Mohawk Racetrack on Tuesday night ready to battle in the last Grassroots event of their regular season and the novices put on an impressive show for the Campbellville oval's fans. When You Dance and driver Doug McNair kicked things off in the first $18,800 division, firing to the front from post 4 and reaching the quarter in :27.2. T...
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All in the family for Pure Country, Grand Teton

on 09/13/2017 2:00 AM
Pure Country has already proven herself a star, but she might have to start sharing space in the family scrapbook with younger sibling Grand Teton.   Grand Teton, a half-brother to two-time Dan Patch Award-winner Pure Country, has won five of six races this year and is a neck from being undefeated. The 2-year-old colt pacer is owned by Diamond Creek Racing, which also owns 4-year-old m...
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Ohio Sires Stakes finals by the numbers

on 09/13/2017 2:00 AM
The richest night in Ohio horse racing history was recorded Sept. 2 at Scioto Downs when that evening's Super Night program sported more than $2 million in purses, highlighted by eight $250,000 Ohio Sires Stakes contests for Ohio-sired 2- and 3-year-old trotters and pacers of both genders.   The Ohio Sires Stakes provides youngsters sired by a stallion standing in the Buckeye State,...
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