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2YO trotting colts star in OSS action at Nfld

on 07/09/2017 2:00 AM
 The six Ohio Sires Stakes (OSS) for freshman trotting colts provided the generous Northfield Park crowd with thrills, unexpected triumphs and bitter disappointments on an unseasonably cool Saturday evening. Each OSS contest carried a purse of $40,000 in the first of four legs for 2-year-old trotters. The first division was a raced marred by numerous breaking youngsters, including 1-5 ...
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Au D Lox Bluegrass sets Hoosier record

on 07/09/2017 2:00 AM
For the second time in one week, the track record was lowered over Hoosier Park’s seven-eighths mile oval, marking the fourth track record that has been re-established this season. After stopping the timer in 1:49.2, Au D Lox Bluegrass and driver Sam Widger kicked off the action packed 12-race card on Saturday in impressive fashion in the $21,000 Fillies and Mares Invitational pace.  ...
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International Moni scratched due to colic

on 07/09/2017 2:00 AM
Standardbred Canada is repeating that the 2017 Goodtimes winner International Moni was scratched from his Saturday night contest at The Meadowlands after suffering from a bout of colic. Trainer Frank Antonacci reported that the horse first showed some signs of discomfort Friday morning after jogging. He was treated at the farm before being transported to a veterinary clinic where he passed ...
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Clarence "Sonny" DeLong dies at 76

on 07/09/2017 2:00 AM
Horse owner Clarence "Sonny" DeLong died on Thursday (July 6). A long-time resident of Grove City, Ohio, DeLong was born on July 17, 1940, and was a graduate of Central High School.   A retiree of the banking industry, Mr. DeLong was a member of the United States Trotting Association and was an avid owner/breeder.   Mr. DeLong was a mason in the Grove City Masonic Lodge 6...
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"AS" horses take NYSS divisions at Buffalo

on 07/09/2017 2:00 AM
Eye Ofa Tiger AS continued his impressive front-stepping style in the New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) for the 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters at Buffalo Raceway on Sunday afternoon (July 9) with an easy 1-1/2 length win over Swell Chap in 1:57.2 in the first division. It was survival of the fittest in the second event as Guardian Angel AS ($3.40) benefited from breaking horses in easi...
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Sportswriter sons put on show in OSS

on 07/08/2017 2:00 AM
Sons of Ontario sire Sportswriter put on a show at Mohawk Racetrack on Friday evening in the first Gold Series event for 2-year-old pacing colts and geldings. A total of 10 Sportswriter offspring went postward in two $97,200 Gold Series divisions and it was Dancin Doug who emerged from the first battle with a Gold trophy.  Starting from post four the colt, in rein to Doug McNair, landed...
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Freshmen impress in Big M baby races

on 07/08/2017 2:00 AM
Saturday’s Breakfast With The Babies began at 10 a.m. on a nice morning with little wind, some cloud cover and moderate temperatures. Jason Settlemoir called the action. Broodmare Solveig never misses. She’s had seven foals of racing age including five stakes winners that have earned nearly $6 million combined, led by the great Shake It Cerry. This morning her 2-year-old daughter Swing It C...
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Dapper Dude captures Meadows feature

on 07/08/2017 2:00 AM
Dapper Dude zipped to the lead from post eight before releasing Lincolnjames, then blew by him in the lane to capture Saturday’s $20,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. That early battle for the front went in a demanding :26.2, but Dapper Dude had enough left for Dick Stillings to edge the rallying Knocking Around by a nose in 1:51.3, with Rip This Joint ...
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Alittlebithiphop still unbeaten in Maine

on 07/08/2017 2:00 AM
Brisk early speed proved not only to be the key winning strategy, but ultimately the saving grace for Alittlebithiphop, who remained undefeated as a sophomore, in what would evolved into an incident-marred edition of the 3-year-old colt class of the Maine Sire Stakes program at Scarborough Downs on Saturday. Trouble reared its ugly head early in the split, just after the word "go" was given in ...
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Marion Marauder, Sintra win Graduate finals

on 07/08/2017 2:00 AM
Marion Marauder returned to the winner’s circle at the Meadowlands Racetrack, site of his Hambletonian victory last August, on Saturday night thanks to a 1:51.2 triumph in the $240,000 Graduate Series final for 4-year-old trotters. Warrawee Roo, sent off at 59-1, finished second, beaten by three-quarters of a length and Dayson was third. In the $240,000 Graduate Series final for 4-year-...
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ISS sweep for Beckhams Z Tam

on 07/08/2017 2:00 AM
Beckhams Z Tam and driver Ricky Macomber Jr. made a clean sweep of the second round of Indiana Sires Stakes action after they captured the featured event of the evening, 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 1:50.3, Beckhams Z Tam notched his third consecutive victory at Hoosier Park an...
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My Uncle Cuz takes $75k Indiana final

on 07/07/2017 2:00 AM
Indiana Sires Stakes action continued at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Thursday (July 6) as the evening's 14-race card was highlighted by the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes final for three-year-old trotting colts and geldings.   My Uncle Cuz, with Don Harmon in the sulky, scored their second consecutive Hoosier Park victory and delivered as the heavy betting favorite in the $75,...
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2FT Kadabra Queen 1:59 Ontario Gold winner

on 07/07/2017 2:00 AM
Mohawk Racetrack hosted the first two-year-old event of the Ontario Sires Stakes season on Thursday, July 6 and 32 freshman trotting fillies invaded the Campbellville oval for two Grassroots and two Gold Series divisions. Local filly Kadabra Queen kicked off the trotting fillies Gold Series season with a 1:59 victory over fan favorite Illusioneesta and Zorgwijk Sophia. Starting from post 3,...
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Ella Christina takes Vernon mare feature

on 07/07/2017 2:00 AM
Ella Christina (Marcus Johansson) sneaks through on the inside to capture the Filly and Mares feature ($5,000) on Thursday night at Vernon Downs (July 6). Tiger Boudoir (Truman Gale) would jump out to the lead right out of the gate. The 7 year-old would put up the early fractions of :27.2, :56.1, 1:24.1. Love You Bye (Jimmy Wittemore) would hold the pocket trip going for most of the circuit...
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New Weekend Preview now available!

on 07/07/2017 2:00 AM
There are plenty of 2 year olds starting their pari-mutuel careers these days and by downloading a free Trackmaster program you can take a look at the pedigrees of those competing in the Kindergarten at the Meadowlands Friday. Then Saturday night is the big Meadowlands Pace elimination, featuring North America Cup runner-up Huntsville. Trainer Ron Burke took a bye with his colt Miso Fast for th...
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Maine 3YOs compete in Sires Stakes

on 07/07/2017 2:00 AM
The sophomore trotting divisions of the Maine Sire Stakes program made their premier stop at Scarborough Downs on Thursday (July 6) with a grand total of 16 colts and fillies gathered to vie for their share of purses totaling $30,328, in what remains a rather lucrative, yet apparently under appreciated opportunity, along the national sire stakes circuit. The common theme in pocketing the ...
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Midwest horseman Dwayne Pletcher dies

on 07/07/2017 2:00 AM
Dwayne Pletcher, 85, of Shipshewana, Ind., passed away on July 5 at Parkview LaGrange Hospital, LaGrange, Ind.   Mr. Pletcher was a leader trainer and driver and a member of one of Chicago's most famous harness racing families. Born in Goshen, Ind., on July 27, 1931, to Lester and Irma Pletcher, Dwayne drove in his first race the day before he ...
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Frost Damage Blues returns to Yonkers

on 07/07/2017 2:00 AM
Stakes mare Frost Damage Blues is set to make her return to Yonkers Raceway in Friday (July 7) night's $55,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap. Her first local try since finishing fourth in the distaff feature in her 2016 finale Dec. 9 comes after an eventful trip to Mohawk Racetrack for the Roses Are Red Stakes. After a sharp qualifier in early May and a victory and runner up performance in winne...
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Dr J Hanover: "getting better, getting stronger"

on 07/07/2017 2:00 AM
Even horses can use a pal, or in this case, a palomino. Dr J Hanover recently started enjoying daily paddock time with a palomino quarter horse named Zippy, who is the mascot at trainer Tony Alagna's stable, and the buddy system seems to have produced favorable results when it comes time to race. Dr J Hanover has won two of his last three starts, including a world-record 1:46.4 effort in a preli...
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Delaware horseman Earl Short, 71, dies

on 07/07/2017 2:00 AM
Earl Wayne Short, 71,of Greenwood, Del., passed away early Tuesday (July 4) at Christiana Hospital after a lengthy illness. Mr. Short was born Nov. 13, 1945, in Federalsburg, Md.   He was always happy to help someone in need and volunteer his time, without expecting anything in return. He enjoyed farming, working in the produce market, training and racing Standardbred horses, and riding t...
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