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Icanflylikeanangel wins Saratoga feature

on 09/07/2017 2:00 AM
Icanflylikeanangel has a New York Sire Stakes win on his resume in 2017 and the 3-year-old added another victory to his card on Thursday afternoon (Sept. 7) at Saratoga Casino Hotel. The Benny Eggers trainee was the odds-on betting favorite in the $10,250 feature for New York-sired trotters and moved out to an easy lead with Bruce Aldrich Jr. in the sulky. The sophomore high-stepper had lit...
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Austin Siegelman wins five straight at Monticello

on 09/07/2017 2:00 AM
On Thursday afternoon (Sept. 7) at Monticello Raceway, Austin Siegelman owned the middle part of the racing card and won five consecutive races. The winning streak started in race seven and continued through race 11.  Winbak Prince ($6.10) got the party started for Siegelman, winning by seven lengths in 1:56. The aptly named Winning ($3.30) made it two-in-a-row, wh...
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Third leg for KYSS 2YO trotters in the books

on 09/07/2017 2:00 AM
The third and last preliminary leg of the Kentucky Sires Stakes (KYSS) for freshman trotters went forth on Thursday night at The Red Mile. Trotting fillies got the program underway in race two with Deschanel winning for the first time in 1:57. Driver Jeff Gregory moved her first-over past the half, was clear by the 1:27.2 third station then Deschanel poured it on moving away from her rivals...
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Classicality upsets at The Meadows

on 09/07/2017 2:00 AM
Dismissed at 10-1, Classicality roared to the front from post six and never had an anxious moment as he captured Thursday's $20,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows. Classicality made a rare break in his last start, the Open I Trot at Scioto Downs, but he atoned for that big time by shrugging off the first-over challenge of Barn Girl and scoring for Bria...
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Paula Campbell named Lady Pace honoree

on 09/06/2017 2:00 AM
Paula Campbell, wife of Hall of Fame driver John Campbell and advocate for retired racehorses, will be honored as the 2017 Lady Pace Honoree during the Grand Circuit meet at the Delaware County Fair.   A native of Detroit, Campbell is the co-founder and president of the Standardbred Retirement Foundation, a non-profit organization created to care for, rehabilitate, and secure l...
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Hawthorne "Fantasy Own A Horse" contest

on 09/06/2017 2:00 AM
Hawthorne Race Course invites fans to own a horse by entering to win their "Fantasy Own A Horse" contest.   Fans will enter to win the opportunity to experience the excitement of being a horse owner for one night with a chance to win a portion of the purse money earned by that horse. The contest will take place on Saturday (Sept. 16) at 5 p.m.at Hawthorne Race Course located at 3501 S. La...
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Harrisburg yearling catalog now online

on 09/06/2017 2:00 AM
Standardbred Horse Sales Company has posted the 2017 Black Book 1, 79th Annual Yearling Sale catalog, on its website at www.theblackbook.com/catalog-downloads.php. Download the catalog and other handy PDF packets, or create and track your own yearling lists with our "My Black Book" program. QR codes on individual yearling pages will link your Smart Phone or iPad to yearling videos when av...
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Steacy gets 3 fillies in Grassroots 3FT final

on 09/06/2017 2:00 AM
Ontario's three-year-old trotting fillies wrapped up their Grassroots regular season at Mohawk Racetrack on Tuesday evening and, by virtue of one win and two seconds, trainer Mark Steacy landed three fillies in the Grassroots Championship. The first $18,800 division saw point leader Gisele Treelane maintain her flawless record in Grassroots action with a 1:56.3 score. The Daylon Magician daught...
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Northville Downs gets $850,000 for purses

on 09/06/2017 2:00 AM
The Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB) on Tuesday announced it was releasing more than $1 million that has been held in escrow since Hazel Park Raceway last raced a harness meet in 2014. The money was garnered from simulcasting, but when Hazel Park switched to Thoroughbreds in 2015, the MGCB held the money as state law required the money be paid out at the racetrack where it was accumul...
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3YO Mamora Bay equals Batavia track record

on 09/06/2017 2:00 AM
There were record breakers coming from everywhere at Batavia Downs on Wednesday night (Sept. 6) as the track standard was breached three times during the proceedings of the $108,2000 New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) and $30,000 Excelsior A series for 3-year-old trotting fillies. In the first $59,100 division, Mamora Bay (Sam Schillaci) got away fourth behind a heated front-end battle between Del...
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Wind Of The North takes Harrington feature

on 09/06/2017 2:00 AM
Daryl Bier and Joann Dombeck's Wind Of The North ($3.80, Victor Kirby) was a wire-to-wire winner at Harrington Raceway Wednesday (Sept. 8) in the featured $16,000 Open Trot in 1:55.2. The Cantab Hall gelding was a confident winner over Theresademoninme and Wingus for his seventh win of the year for trainer Jenny Bier. The venerable veteran with more than $810,000 earned lifetime rebounded a...
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Goodtogo Hanover rallies to win at Meadows

on 09/06/2017 2:00 AM
Shuffled to fifth into the final turn, Goodtogo Hanover swung wide and powered through the lane to capture Wednesday’s (Sept. 6) $15,000 Filly & Mare Winners Over $10,000 Life Trot at The Meadows. After dueling for the early lead, Goodtogo Hanover settled into third for Brian Zendt but had no hope of finding a seam or the Lightning Lane late. When Zendt showed the 4-year-old daug...
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Sheza Chunkymonkey wins second Grassroots

on 09/05/2017 2:00 AM
A fierce late summer storm caused a delay in Monday night's Ontario Sires Stakes program at Mohawk Racetrack, but the rain did not dilute the efforts of the freshman Grassroots competitors. The second of three divisions of two-year-old trotting fillies went to post during the worst of the rain, just after racing officials had downgraded the Mohawk surface from "fast" to "sloppy", but the co...
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KYSS 2YOs back in action Thursday at Red Mile

on 09/05/2017 2:00 AM
The Kentucky Sires Stakes (KYSS) for 2-year-old trotters return for leg three, the last of the preliminary races with 24 fillies and 19 colts set to go on Thursday evening at The Red Mile.   Ladies first, they split evenly into three eight filly divisions and are carded as races 2, 3 and 4.   Lily Stride skipped leg one, dominated her rivals in the second leg and returns ...
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Virginia Breeder's preps, elims at Shenandoah

on 09/05/2017 2:00 AM
Prep and elimination harness races for the Virginia Breeder's divisional 2 -and -3-year-old championships were held during the final race program at the Shenandoah County Fair this past Saturday. Two-year-old championships will be held Saturday, Sept. 16, at the Shenandoah Downs pari-mutuel meet opener, then 3-year-old divisional titles will be contested on Sunday, Sept. 24.   Faste...
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FL Breeders' Sunshine Stakes postponed

on 09/05/2017 2:00 AM
Due to the impending threat of Hurricane Irma, the Florida stakes season for 2- and 3-year-olds, scheduled to begin on Saturday (Sept. 9), has been pushed back one week. The first leg of the Sunshine State Stakes will be held on Saturday (Sept. 16), with the second leg the following Saturday (Sept. 23), after the qualifying races. In canceling the races for this Saturday, FSBOA President Joe P...
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NY promotion at Goshen, Morrisville sales

on 09/05/2017 2:00 AM
The Harness Horse Breeders of New York State (HHBNYS) are pleased to offer our members a unique incentive to purchase a New York-Bred at the Goshen Yearling Sale and the Morrisville Yearling Sale. The Harness Horse Breeders of NYS have been overwhelmed by the support of old and new members. To show its appreciation, the HHBNYS will make both sustaining payments due in 2018 for two 2017 New ...
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USTA states reasons for opposing legislation

on 09/05/2017 2:00 AM
While the United States Trotting Association (USTA) strongly supports breed-specific, uniform medication rules for horse racing, the USTA, which has had no input into the preparation of the bill, opposes the Horse Racing Integrity Act of 2017 (H.R.2651) for a number of reasons. Two of the primary objections to the proposed legislation are the elimination of race-day medications, specificall...
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Massachusetts Sires Stakes kicks off Sept. 25

on 09/05/2017 2:00 AM
While many other state's sires stakes programs have already had their finals or have them coming up on the calendar soon, the Massachusetts Sires Stakes is preparing to get its 2017 schedule underway at the end of September. However, some horses competing in programs from surrounding states will also be starting in the Massachusetts program and that is because of the state's resident mare rule...
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2 elims for Maple Leaf, Canadian Trot Classic

on 09/05/2017 2:00 AM
The eliminations for several events, including the Maple Leaf Trot and Canadian Trotting Classic, were drawn Tuesday (Sept. 5) at Mohawk Racetrack.   An all-star group of 15 older trotters were entered in this year’s Maple Leaf Trot, while the Canadian Trotting Classic attracted 13 sophomore colts and geldings.   The Maple Leaf Trot eliminations will take place on Friday (Sept. 8) ...
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