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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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Kindergarten back in session Friday at Big M

on 09/13/2017 2:00 AM
Those who appreciate 2-year-old racing will adore the Friday card at the Meadowlands where 10 of the 11 races are Kindergarten divisions of the fourth leg and all but four horses on the entire eleven race program are rookies.   The Kindergarten races are comprised of two divisions each for pacing fillies and colts and three for each sex of the trotters, all of which will go for a pu...
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Michigan owner Steve Serges dies at 88

on 09/13/2017 2:00 AM
Longtime Michigan-based Standardbred owner and breeder Steve Serges died on Tuesday, Sept. 5. He was 88.   Mr. Serges was born on Dec. 28, 1928, in Flushing, Mich. He graduated from Flushing High School in 1948.   He married the love of his life, Donna Lee Gullifor, Aug. 17, 1953, in Angola, Ind. She preceded him in death on July 1, 1989.   He served in th...
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Important reminders from Delaware County Fair

on 09/13/2017 2:00 AM
The Delaware County Fair and the Little Brown Jug would like to remind horsemen of a couple of important items: Jug and Jugette Entries: The Jugette and Little Brown Jug use a 5-day box. Entries for the Jugette are due by 10 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 15, and entries for the 72nd edition of the Little Brown Jug presented by the Ohio Harness Horsemen's Association are due by 10 a.m. on Satur...
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Top Flight Angel wins in track record time at Batavia

on 09/13/2017 2:00 AM
  The $121,500 New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) for 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters rolled into Batavia Downs on Wednesday evening (Sept. 13) and the track record for that age, sex and gait, which is also the all-time track trotting mark of 1:54.3 set by Archangel in 2012 was tied by his son, Top Flight Angel (Archangel-Top Photo). In the first $60,200 division, Top Flight Angel (...
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Wellwood & Peaceful Way elims contested

on 09/12/2017 2:00 AM
Rookie trotters stepped into the spotlight for the eliminations of the William Wellwood Memorial and Peaceful Way Stakes Monday night at Mohawk Racetrack. A total of four $30,000 eliminations were contested, two for each event, with 18 fillies in the Peaceful Way and 18 colts and geldings in the Wellwood.   The Peaceful Way saw a pair of powerful performances from heavy-favourites M...
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Plunge Blue Chip sets Yonkers mark in NYSS

on 09/12/2017 2:00 AM
Plunge Blue Chip (Ake Svanstedt, $2.30) returned to town Monday night, having missed 29 days with a scratch-sick in between. She was quite healthy, which in turn made her rivals very ill.   Perfect ‘Plunge' expunged Barn Bella from Yonkers Raceway's track records, highlighting the $157,000 New York Sires Stakes Pat Quaglietta Trot for 2-year-old fillies.   Three divisi...
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Dreammoko accepts International Trot invite

on 09/12/2017 2:00 AM
When Yonkers Raceway revived the International Trot in 2015, trainer Richard Westerink supported the $1 million stakes by shipping Timoko across the Atlantic for the first and only time in the career of the recently retired 15-time Group 1 winner and 5 million (euro) earner. Then 8 years old, Timoko raced on the rim the entire 1 1/4 miles. After being turned away from the lead by Creatine, ...
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Sunshine State Stakes moved to Sept. 23

on 09/12/2017 2:00 AM
The first leg of the Sunshine State Stakes scheduled for Saturday at Pompano Park has been canceled due to Hurricane Irma, which lashed South Florida over this past weekend into early Monday.   The first leg of the Sunshine State Stakes will now be held on Saturday, Sept. 23, after the qualifying races.   In canceling the races for this Saturday, Florida Standar...
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No elim needed for She's A Great Lady 2FP

on 09/12/2017 2:00 AM
The entry box closed Tuesday morning at Mohawk for the She's A Great Lady Stakes with eight 2-year-old pacing fillies entered.   Eliminations are not necessary; therefore, all eight fillies advance directly to the $500,000 She's A Great Lady final on Saturday, Sept. 23.   The draw for the $500,000 final will take place on Saturday evening, Sept. 16, at Mohawk. All starter...
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Top Flight Angel leads NYSS colts at Batavia

on 09/12/2017 2:00 AM
Some of the best sophomore trotting colts and geldings on the Grand Circuit will be in town on Wednesday afternoon to vie for a total of $121,500 in purses offered in the New York Sires Stakes (NYSS) at Batavia Downs. And with only one more stop after Batavia before the finals, everyone will be jockeying for point position in a very close race.   The first $60,200 division (car...
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Big stakes program Saturday at Mohawk

on 09/12/2017 2:00 AM
The $684,000 Canadian Trotting Classic and $593,000 Maple Leaf Trot headline an outstanding $2.1 million card this Saturday at Mohawk Racetrack. The undercard for Saturday includes the $385,000 Elegantimage Stakes, $256,000 Milton Stakes and three eliminations for the Metro Pace. The $684,000 Canadian Trotting Classic features a talented field of 10 three-year-old trotting colts and gelding...
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Agent Q, Blazin Britches face off Wednesday

on 09/12/2017 2:00 AM
Top 10-ranked fillies Agent Q and Blazin Britches will meet for the first time Wednesday in the $160,000 Nadia Lobell Stakes for 3-year-old female pacers at Hoosier Park. Agent Q is No. 8 in the Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown poll while Blazin Britches is No. 10. "It will be nice to face her and see where we're at," said Aaron Lambert, the trainer of Agent Q. "She's the only one we hav...
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Field set for Monday's Quillen Memorial

on 09/12/2017 2:00 AM
For the 11th straight year, some of harness racing's top pacers will invade Delaware in the $150,000 Bobby Quillen Memorial at Harrington Raceway on Monday, Sept. 18. The draw was held Tuesday afternoon and features eight horses, five of which are millionaires, with a healthy lifetime bankroll in excess of $11 million. Among those in this year's edition are 2015 winner and last year's runne...
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