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Band Stand completes KYSS sweep

on 09/09/2017 2:00 AM
The Kentucky Sires Stakes (KYSS) saw rookie pacers jockeying for a position in the upcoming $250,000 in the third and last preliminary leg of the series on Saturday night at The Red Mile. Band Stand completed her sweep of the preliminary legs with a 1:53.1 triumph for driver Joe Bongiorno. Reserved in fourth through moderate early fractions, she took the uncovered route to victory...
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Rose Run Speedster wins 4th straight Grassroots

on 09/08/2017 2:00 AM
Thursday evening was the last opportunity for the three-year-old trotting colts and the three-year-old pacing fillies to accumulate points toward a berth in the Grassroots Championship as both divisions wrapped up their regular season at Mohawk Racetrack. The trotting colts kicked things off in the first race and division point leader Rose Run Speedster put an exclamation mark on his season...
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New Pick-10 Survivor bet at Meadowlands

on 09/08/2017 2:00 AM
The Meadowlands Racetrack is pleased to introduce the Pick-10 Survivor wager. This first-of-its-kind wager will debut when the New Jersey harness track opens its Fall/Winter Meet on Saturday (Nov. 4).   The Pick-10 Survivor requires the selection of the winner in the first 10 races on the program. The unique twist in the wager is ticket holders that correctly select the winner of race one...
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Andy Miller sweeps NYSS for 2CT at Vernon

on 09/08/2017 2:00 AM
Andy Miller won both divisions of the New York Sire Stakes for 2-year-old trotting colts at Vernon Downs on Thursday night (Sept. 7).   Miller won the $54,500 first division with Tito (Muscle Mass-Stonebridge Encore). Owned by Anthony Lombardi, George Golemes, and Louis Willinger and trained by Erv Miller, Tito posted a gate-to-wire victory with fractions of :28.4, 1:00.1 and 1:28.4,...
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Videos now online of Libfeld/Katz yearlings

on 09/08/2017 2:00 AM
The breeding partnership of Al Libfeld and Marvin Katz, honored multiple times last season as breeders of the year, are proud to present their 2017 yearling offerings in action. Video footage of all yearlings selling at the Lexington Selected Sale, Oct. 3 through 7, is now available on the website libfeldkatz.com.   The consignment, which sells under Kentuckiana Farms as agent, includes f...
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Meadows jog cart raffle to help injured horseman

on 09/08/2017 2:00 AM
The Meadows Standardbred Owners Association is selling tickets to raffle off a Pennsbury Jog Cart on Sept. 16 after the sixth race. All proceeds will be going to Al Davadik who was injured in a jogging accident on Monday morning.   Tickets are $5 each or five tickets for $20. If anyone would like to purchase tickets please contact Sally Bolon at 412.217.1204 or Dawnelle Mock at 724.470.83...
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Diamond Creek sponsoring Ireland stakes

on 09/08/2017 2:00 AM
It has been announced today that Diamond Creek Farm in the USA and Oakwood Stud in Ireland have become the sponsors of Sire Stakes Ireland for the 2018 season. Sire Stakes Ireland is a new racing series for Standardbred horses that was first started in 2014. The objective of Sire Stakes Ireland is to encourage breeding mares, increase prize money and to promote harness racing in Ireland and the...
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KYSS 2YO pacers at Red Mile on Saturday

on 09/08/2017 2:00 AM
Freshman pacers return to The Red Mile on Saturday night with the third and last preliminary leg of the Kentucky Sires Stakes. Two divisions each of fillies and colts populate the first four races of the evening. The filly races will comprise the Early Double with a pair of sevens. Pure Paradise and Band Stand are the solid morning line choices in the first and second, respectively. &n...
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Newborn Sassy wins F&M Pace at Yonkers

on 09/08/2017 2:00 AM
Odds-on Newborn Sassy (Jordan Stratton, $3.70) overcame seven rivals and a scattering Friday night (Sept. 8th), winning Yonkers Raceway’s $50,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace. Away fourth from post position No. 5, ‘Sassy’ watched as Jag Out (George Brennan) leave around Lovineveryminute (Brent Holland), paying a :26.4, first-quarter privilege for the lead. In the second turn, the...
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Azreal As It Gets, Ubettergo Go win NYSS

on 09/08/2017 2:00 AM
The 2-year-old pacing fillies were at Batavia Downs on Friday night to battle for their share of the $109,000 in purse money up for grabs in the New York Sires Stakes (NYSS).   The first $54,500 contest saw Azreal As It Gets (Matt Kakaley) lead briefly before yielding to favored Alexis Faith (Jim Morrill Jr.) past the quarter and settle into a garden-spot trip. Azreal As It Get...
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Milton OMP elims contested at Mohawk

on 09/08/2017 2:00 AM
Four-year-olds Pure Country and Blue Moon Stride captured Friday night's $35,000 Milton Stakes eliminations at Mohawk Racetrack. A loaded group of 15 pacing mares were split into a pair of eliminations to determine the field for the $256,000 Milton Stakes on Saturday, Sept. 16.   Double millionaire Pure Country started things off by turning in a huge effort to extend her current win...
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Meadowlands back on Friday night

on 09/07/2017 2:00 AM
The Meadowlands reopens for live racing on Friday with an exciting stakes card.   The last preliminary leg of the Miss Versatility series for trotting mares will go as Friday's second race with a compact field of four racing for a purse of $40,000 in the second race. Caprice Hill, trained by Tony Alagna for Tom Hill, and Broadway Donna, Jim Campbell trains for Fashion Farms, hav...
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Batavia to host NYSS 2FPs on Friday night

on 09/07/2017 2:00 AM
There will be 14 freshman fillies on hand at Batavia Downs on Friday evening to compete for $109,000 in purses in the New York Sires Stakes (NYSS) for 2-year-old filly pacers.   The first $54,500 division (Race 3) has Alexis Faith (American Ideal-Cannae Cammie) as the early choice to get the job done. Alexis Faith had won five in a row until last week when she suffered her...
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Illini Classic Yearling Sale average doubles

on 09/07/2017 2:00 AM
The 2017 Illini Classic Yearling Sale, held on Labor Day (Sept. 4) at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield, saw the average sale price increase by 106 percent compared to 2016. This year's average price was $9,087 compared to $4,402 a year ago.   Several factors drove buyer enthusiasm to the highest level in recent years. Both state and county fair purses were enhanced by monies ...
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"Armbro" leader Charlie Armstrong dies

on 09/07/2017 2:00 AM
H. Charles "Charlie" Armstrong, who carried on his family's breeding farm and added to the Armstrong Bros. legacy in harness racing, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 6, at the age of 96. Mr. Armstrong, and his family's Armstrong Bros. Farm, was an icon in harness racing for more than 60 years. Throughout this time, Mr. Armstrong was integral in the shaping of Ontario's horse racing industry as ...
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Little Brown Jug future wagering now open

on 09/07/2017 2:00 AM
Wagering on the first of two Little Brown Jug future wagering pools will start at 12 Noon on Thursday, Sept. 7, and continues through 11 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 10, at racetracks and internet sites throughout North America and Europe.   Downbytheseaside has been installed at the 3-1 morning line favorite. The bay son of Somebeachsomewhere has won eight starts this season...
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New Vocations Pre-Jug Party on Sept. 20

on 09/07/2017 2:00 AM
The annual charity auction to benefit New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program and the Delaware County Fair will be held Wednesday Sept. 20, in conjunction with the Pre-Jug Party immediately following the Jugette. Over 100 items and services will be offered in a silent auction via mobile bidding followed by a live auction of 10 premier items at 7:30 p.m. For the first time, people will be able...
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New Weekend Preview now available!

on 09/07/2017 2:00 AM
The Meadowlands returns on Friday night loaded with Kindergartners, and stakes action returns to Mohawk on both Friday and Saturday nights. In the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview, trainer John Butenschoen talks to Kathy Parker about his trotters Dover Dan and Bill's Man, who are entered in the Canadian Trotting Classic eliminations. Gordon Waterstone caught up with trainer Dave Menar...
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Pasithea Face ready for boys in Maple Leaf Trot

on 09/07/2017 2:00 AM
It did not take long for Jimmy Takter to fall in love with Pasithea Face.   "It was the first time I trained her," Takter said about the 5-year-old Swedish-born mare, who arrived in his stable on June 19 and two months later trotted one of the fastest miles in history by a female trotter. "She came here and she looked fantastic and she adapted very easily to my way of training. &...
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Wellwood, Peaceful Way elims set for Monday

on 09/07/2017 2:00 AM
Many of the best 2-year-old trotters in the sport will be converging on Mohawk Racetrack this Monday (Sept. 11) for the William Wellwood Memorial and Peaceful Way Stakes eliminations. Each event requires two C$30,000 eliminations to determine the fields for the finals on Monday (Sept. 18). The Wellwood Memorial has attracted 19 colts and geldings, while 18 fillies will battle in the Peacefu...
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