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Siegel, Wallenius-Kleberg, Becker, Briggs elected to Hall

on 09/18/2017 2:00 AM
Longtime Pennsylvania owner and breeder Jules Siegel, less than two months short of his 90th birthday, joins Margareta Wallenius-Kleberg, one of the driving forces of harness racing in her native Sweden and a leader in European-American harness connections, as members of the Harness Racing Hall of Fame after their election by a joint polling of the members of the U.S. Harness Writers Associati...
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Rose Run Sydney new Ohio Triple Crown champ

on 09/18/2017 2:00 AM
Rose Run Sydney became the newest Ohio Triple Crown winner when she drew off in the $93,000 (div) Ohio Breeders Championship for three-year-old filly trotters in Monday’s twilight action at the Delaware County Fair. The winner of the Ohio State Fair Stakes and the Ohio Sires Stake Final used a patient drive by Jason Brewer, taking the lead at the three-quarter mile pole and opened up a three ...
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What The Hill gets redemption in Trotting Classic

on 09/17/2017 2:00 AM
What The Hill, who was disqualified after winning this year's Hambletonian for interference, converted off of a similar pocket trip to find redemption with a 1:51.4 stakes record victory in the $684,000 Canadian Trotting Classic final for 3-year-old trotters on Saturday evening at Mohawk. The Ron Burke pupil followed behind Long Tom and driver Tim Tetrick as they posted fractions of :27.1, ...
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Three elims set stage for Metro 2CP final

on 09/17/2017 2:00 AM
Stay Hungry stalked a contested tempo, swooping to victory in one of three $40,000 Metro Pace eliminations Saturday at Mohawk Racetrack, going a lifetime-best mile of 1:50.2. Lost In Time launched to the lead, setting a :27.3 quarter before yielding to Summer Travel into the backstretch. Shadow Moon, on his back, then brushed to the lead passing three-eighths as Lost In Time, anxious behind...
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Blue Moon Stride wins Milton in stakes record time

on 09/17/2017 2:00 AM
Blue Moon Stride converted off a perfect second-over trip to win Saturday's $256,000 Milton Stakes at Mohawk Racetrack in a stakes record 1:48.4. The Mark Harder trained 4-year-old pacing mare and driver David Miller followed up their 7-1 upset victory in last week's elimination with a mild 6-1 upset in Saturday's final. Post 10 starter Witch Dali blasted out from the outside to gra...
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Henry Hill impressive in NYSS victory

on 09/17/2017 2:00 AM
Closing night for the 2017 season was highlighted by the New York Sires Stakes for sophomore pacing colts and geldings at Tioga Downs on Saturday. In the first $61,300 division, Henry Hill (Marcus Miller) overtoo, the favorite Outkast Blue Chip (Jim Morrill Jr.) in the stretch for the victory. Ideal Wheel (Jim Taggart Jr.) charged out to the lead and brought them to a first qua...
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Iyq Yqr sails to Dash For The G Note victory

on 09/17/2017 2:00 AM
Driver William Mann and trainer Al Annunziata teamed up to win the featured $17,500 Dash For The "G" Notes final at the Meadowlands Saturday night, and then for good measure, the duo added three more victories on the card. Iyq Yqr (Think Elmer Fudd saying "I wike you wike you are") followed up his 1:50.3 score in last week's preliminary with a dominant win in the final in the same exact time. Iyq...
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The Real One, In Secret win Yonkers opens

on 09/17/2017 2:00 AM
The Real One (Pat Lachance, $7.30) and In Secret (George Brennan, $4) were the names above the marquee Saturday night, winning Yonkers Raceway’s $50,000 co-featured Open Handicaps.   All-age track record-holder The Real One prevailed from the second-over in the weekly pacing feature. From post position No. 5 (in one notch after a scratch), The Real One saw Orillia Joe (Brent Holland) lead...
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Ariana G sets Canadian mark in Elegantimage

on 09/17/2017 2:00 AM
Ariana G lowered the stakes, track and Canadian record with a flashy 1:51.4 score in the $385,000 Elegantimage final for 3-year-old trotting fillies on Saturday evening at Mohawk. The 1-9 heavy favorite and driver Yannick Gingras got away third as Sweet of My Heart and Dream Together took turns leading the field into the backstretch. Sweet of My Heart was the earlier leader past the :26.4 o...
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Skyway Torpedo sets Hoosier mark in ISS final

on 09/17/2017 2:00 AM
For the second time in one week, the track record was lowered over Hoosier Park Racing & Casino’s seven-eighths mile oval, as the evening’s 12-race card on Saturday was highlighted by a track record performance in the featured of the event, the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes final for 2-year-old colt trotters. Skyway Torpedo, with Peter Wrenn in the bike, established a new track record for 2...
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Instructor teaches lesson in Standardbred 2CP

on 09/17/2017 2:00 AM
Instructor cruised to victory in the $41,600 Standardbred pace for freshman colts in Sunday’s Grand Circuit action at the Delaware County Fairgrounds. Mike Wilder sent the gelded son of Rocknroll Dance from post one right to the lead and led the field through the first three quarters of the mile in :28.2, :58.2 and 1:27.1. Rock N Joe (Chris Page) mounted a slight challenge in the final tu...
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"Hurricane" Hannah strikes twice at Delaware

on 09/17/2017 2:00 AM
 She’s only been racing full time for the past four years but one thing is for sure about "Hurricane Hannah" Miller and that is she doesn’t need to take her racetrack around with her because everywhere she goes-and even in Europe, she wins. On Sunday afternoon the talented miss guided Pine Tab to an easy 1:59.4 victory over seven others in a Billings Trot at the home of the Littl...
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Kentucky crowns champions on Super Night

on 09/17/2017 2:00 AM
On a warm late-summer evening in the Bluegrass, The Red Mile hosted the annual Kentucky Sires Stakes (KYSS) Super Night on Sunday, Sept. 17, with $1.7 million in purses awarded in the eight finals for 2 and 3 year olds of both gaits and sexes. Under new conditions this year, each of the four 2-year-old finals carried a purse of $250,000, while the 3 year olds raced for $175,000 in each of...
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Fourth session of Kindergarten complete

on 09/16/2017 2:00 AM
 Trainers Jimmy Takter, Nifty Norman and Jim Campbell all recorded training doubles as the fourth leg of the Kindergarten Classic saw 2-year-olds of all sexes and gait compete in 10 of the 11 races on the Meadowlands Friday program. Takter scored with a pair of filly trotters: Dab Hanover ($5.00 to win) in the third race and Basquiat ($7.00) in the seventh. Dab Hanover worked out a pocket...
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Brown duo leads 8 entered in Little Brown Jug

on 09/16/2017 2:00 AM
Local stars Fear The Dragon and Downbytheseaside headline a group of eight horses entered Saturday for Thursday’s 72nd Little Brown Jug for 3-year-old male pacers, presented by the Ohio Harness Horsemen’s Association, at the Delaware County Fairgrounds in central Ohio.  Boogie Shuffle, Chip Walther, Filibuster Hanover, Funknwaffles, Miso Fast and R J P complete the field for the $5...
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Like Clockwork timed in 1:52.2 in Keystone Classic

on 09/16/2017 2:00 AM
Like Clockwork accelerated out of the final turn and blazed through the lane to extend his career unbeaten streak to six in Saturday's $83,300 Keystone Classic at The Meadows. Wes Delight captured the other division in the stake for freshman colt and gelding pacers.   Like Clockwork took the Pennsylvania Stallion Series championship on the front end, but winning driver Mike Wilder indicat...
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Hannelore Hanover cruises in Maple Leaf Trot

on 09/16/2017 2:00 AM
Hannelore Hanover got her Maple Leaf Trot redemption with an impressive 1:51.1 victory in Saturday's $594,000 event at Mohawk Racetrack. The five-year-old trotting mare and driver Yannick Gingras seized the lead heading to the half and proceeded to trot away to a 4 ½-length victory for trainer Ron Burke and owners Burke Racing Stable LLC, Weaver Bruscemi LLC, Frank Baldachino and J And T...
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Cantab Lindy captures Dayton Open Trot

on 09/15/2017 2:00 AM
Cantab Lindy pulled a mild upset in Hollywood Dayton Raceway’s initial $18,500 Open Trot of the season on Thursday night (Sept. 14). The 9-year-old son of Cantab Hall was sent hard when the wings folded, clearing to the front midway through the quick opening quarter mile panel in :27.2. Driver Tyler Smith craftily guided the pride and joy of owner/trainer Brent Davis’s stable through subse...
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Mambo Lindy trying to make Maple Leaf his big win

on 09/15/2017 2:00 AM
It is unusual for a horse to have his first major stakes win come in the Maple Leaf Trot, but 6-year-old Mambo Lindy will try to do it Saturday. If he does, he will join impressive company.   The most recent horse to win the Maple Leaf Trot without any prior unrestricted major stakes experience was San Pail in 2009. It was the first of three consecutive victories in the Maple Leaf Trot for ...
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Goshen Historic Track fire donations top $25K

on 09/15/2017 2:00 AM
In response to the devastating fire at Goshen Historic Track on Aug. 23, the harness racing industry and local community have generously donated over $25,000 to the National Historic Landmark. The board of directors of Goshen Historic Track are pleased to announce that nearly 100 individuals and organizations have already contributed to the rebuilding effort, with more cash and checks rolling in...
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