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New-look KYSS begins Thursday at Red Mile

on 08/15/2017 2:00 AM
The 2017 edition of the Kentucky Sires Stakes (KYSS) begins on Thursday night with six divisions of freshman trotters split evenly between fillies and colts, each for a purse of $30,000 at The Red Mile.   The big news for the KYSS program this year is that the 2015 foals (2 year olds in 2017) will benefit from a mare residency policy for the first time. That policy contain...
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Goshen Yearling Sale on Equineline Ipad app

on 08/15/2017 2:00 AM
The third annual Goshen Yearling Sale, slated for Sunday, Sept. 10 at the Mark Ford Training Center, has been added to the popular Equineline Sales Catalog iPad App.   "More and more technology has become part of the sales tools and our catalog is now available at Equineline to be downloaded to the iPad," noted Goshen Yearling Sale president Bob Boni. "This has clearly be...
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NJ breeder Anthony Iafelice dies at 83

on 08/15/2017 2:00 AM
Anthony Iafelice, 83, of Cranbury, NJ, died Aug. 14 at his residence. Born in West New York, NJ, he was a resident of Cranbury for the past 29 years. Mr. Iafelice was retired after 42 years working as a Real Estate Broker/Investor for Anthony Real Estate Corporation. His biggest passion in his life was his horse farm in Cranbury, Misty Acres. He is survived by his devoted wife of 63 years, Alma;...
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HTA announces Snyder Scholarship winners

on 08/15/2017 2:00 AM
Harness Tracks of America and International Sound Corporation are pleased to announce six recipients of this year's Harold Snyder Memorial Scholarships. The awards, totaling $17,000, are presented annually to the offspring of harness racing participants or to individuals themselves who are actively engaged in the sport.   David Snyder, CEO of International Sound and HTA's Scholarshi...
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Like Clockwork 1:53.1 PA Stallion Series winner

on 08/15/2017 2:00 AM
Iluvtomakemoney completed his sweep of the Pennsylvania Stallion Series four preliminary legs with a hard-fought victory in Tuesday’s $60,000 leg at The Meadows. The event for freshman colt and gelding pacers was contested over three divisions, with Like Clockwork and No Easy Day taking the other splits. The Meadows will host all eight stallion series championships, each offering a $40,00...
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Ohio's Hershberger wins 3 of 4 at W Va. State Fair

on 08/15/2017 2:00 AM
Ohio horseman Ammon Hershberger won three of the four heats on the Tuesday card held over the fairgrounds oval of this city in the southeastern part of the State, within the four-day meet conducted during the annual State Fair of West Virginia. Hershberger swept the two $1,800 features of the day, one on each gait, including winning for the second straight day with the Royal Palm gelding Wa...
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Draws final for last World Driving leg on Friday

on 08/15/2017 2:00 AM
Fields are now set for the fifth leg of the 2017 World Driving Championship, which will take place on Friday (August 18) at Red Shores’ Charlottetown Driving Park, in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. Eleven of the top harness racing drivers from around the globe will compete Friday during what is the fifth and final leg of the competition. Drivers will earn points based on their finishing...
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Five first-winners in PA Stallion splits

on 08/14/2017 2:00 AM
On Sunday at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 11-1 shot Concerto overcame pacesetting favorite Brazuca, the only filly to have won in both of the previous Pennsylvania Stallion Series for 3-year-old pacing distaffs, surmounting a first-over trip to tally in 1:53.1--but the night's action still left Brazuca as the only Stallion Stake double divisional winner, as five first-time winners acc...
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Freshman kick off Maryland Sires Stakes

on 08/14/2017 2:00 AM
The Ocean Downs crowd on Sunday watched the largest 2-year-old crop in many years hit the track with three splits for filly pacers and one for colt and gelding trotters.   Reinsman Ross Wolfenden picked up the win in the first division for filly pacers behind Miss Choptank (Total Truth) cutting the mile in 1:59 with Cool Toy up for place. Wayne Givens trains for owners Legacy Racing of DE...
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Try Try Again takes Ontario Gold in 1:54.4

on 08/14/2017 2:00 AM
Rideau Carleton Raceway fans were treated to an impressive display of speed and skill as the Ontario Sires Stakes arrived in the nation's capital on Sunday evening. With almost $250,000 on the line all six Gold and Grassroots winners recorded new personal bests, Try Try Again established a new speed record for three-year-old trotting colts and geldings, and the reigning Lampman Cup champion, Syl...
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Empire Breeders Classic elims held at Tioga

on 08/14/2017 2:00 AM
The Empires Breeders Classic (EBC) eliminations for sophomore colts and geldings pacers as well as filly pacers, were at Tioga Downs on Sunday afternoon as part of a 15-race card. There were three divisions of the New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) for freshman trotting fillies as well.   In the first elimination for colts and geldings it was In A Single Bound (Billy Dobson) who would...
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Arrangements set for Richard "Dick" Jones

on 08/14/2017 2:00 AM
Richard "Dick" Jones, 85, of Dublin, Ohio, died July 27, after complications from cancer.   He was born on June 19, 1932 in Youngstown, Ohio, to the late Paul and Frances Jones. He graduated from Bowling Green State University in 1956 and that same year on Aug. 18, he married the love of his life, Susan, in Euclid, Ohio.   He served in the U.S. Army and was stationed...
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Barbara Crawford, 85, dies in Vermont

on 08/14/2017 2:00 AM
Barbara A. Crawford, 85, a resident of Beech St. in Bennington, Vt., died Aug. 10 at the Centers for Living and Rehabilitation in Bennington following a brief illness.   She was born in Bennington March 23, 1932, the daughter of the late Wallace and Effie (Cross) Mattison. She received her education in Bennington and was a graduate of Bennington High School class of 1951. She married Joh...
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Conversation with Maryland's Russell Foster

on 08/14/2017 2:00 AM
Russell Foster was the spring driving champion at Rosecroft Raceway and is the leading driver this summer at Ocean Downs. But the 28-year-old Maryland native never imagined this kind of success in the sulky. Prior to October 2015, Foster had won a total of 67 races over a span of more than six years. Since then, he has won 403 times. Foster's success can be traced to his purchase of pacer Hi S...
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2CP Pedro Hanover rallies for 1:51 PASS win

on 08/14/2017 2:00 AM
Pedro Hanover overwhelmed the leader with an eye-popping backside burst that carried him to victory in 1:51, the fastest split in Monday’s $156,765 Pennsylvania Sires Stake at The Meadows. The event for 2-year-old colt and gelding pacers, known as the Tyler B, was contested over three divisions, with Dorsoduro Hanover and Karpathian Kid taking the other splits. Pedro Hanover was fifth by ...
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Undefeated Done Well scratched due to injury

on 08/14/2017 2:00 AM
In Pennsylvania Sires Stakes news off the track, top freshman colt Done Well, who is undefeated in four starts and was hoping to complete a sweep of the four PASS preliminary legs, was scratched from Monday's division at The Meadows after x-rays disclosed what trainer Brian Brown called a possible "stress line" in his left hind cannon bone. The line may or may not indicate a fracture. "We...
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American Rock solid in Plainridge victory

on 08/14/2017 2:00 AM
Despite being parked out along way at the start of the race, American Rock still had leg at the end and prevailed in the $14,000 pacing feature at Plainridge Park on Monday afternoon in a personal best effort. American Rock (Jim Hardy) left from post five and got parked out to the quarter in :26.2 by Warrawee Nonsuch (Shawn Gray) before eventually seating in front. However, Biggie (Greg Mer...
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Marcus Miller puts USA on top after Round 1

on 08/13/2017 2:00 AM
The United States' Marcus Miller emerged with the early lead in the standings after driving a pair of winners during the 2017 World Driving Championship opener on Saturday (Aug 12) at Century Downs Racetrack & Casino in Calgary, Alta. while Canada's James MacDonald also doubled up to finish the five-race leg in second-place. The North American reinsmen dominated the first of five WDC le...
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Pistol Packin Mama takes new mark with OSS win

on 08/13/2017 2:00 AM
Pistol Packin Mama rocked to a 1:52.1 new lifetime mark in the first of three $40,000 Ohio Sires Stakes leg three contests on Saturday night (Aug. 12) before a jam-packed Northfield Park crowd. The Tyler George trainee, a daughter of The Panderosa, out of the Artiscape mare Art Debut, was the 1-5 public’s favorite handled by Trace Tetrick. "She’s a very classy filly who just contin...
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Somewhere In LA captures Yonkers Open

on 08/13/2017 2:00 AM
Somewhere In L A (Jason Bartlett, $7.70) avoided the third-turn happenstance Saturday night (Aug. 12), winning Yonkers Raceway’s $55,000 Open Handicap Pace. Passive from assigned post position six, Somewhere in L A watched as Luck Be Withyou (Eric Goodell) won the break, making the lead directly outside of 11-10 favorite Sunfire Blue Chip (Dan Dube). The former, not in a giving mood, t...
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