Rose Run Toni best in Pocono Monday feature

on 09/21/2020 4:31 PM
Though there were only five starters in the $11,200 claiming handicap distaff pacing feature on Monday afternoon at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, there was plenty of speed and contentiousness before the Jereme’s Jet mare Rose Run Toni claimed victory late in a lifetime best of 1:52.4.   Driver Marcus Miller pointed Rose Run Toni frontward at the start, but was forced to accep...
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USTA comments on funding of HISA

on 09/21/2020 4:04 PM
Who will pay for the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act if it is enacted? It won’t be the federal government.  In fact, the bill explicitly states that the feds won’t be required to put one penny into it, nor will they be responsible for any debts or costs incurred by the newly created Horseracing Anti-Doping and Medication Control Authority (HADA). That mandate is a b...
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More yearling videos now online

on 09/21/2020 2:01 PM
Yearling videos for Hunterton Farm and Vieux Carre Farms are now online. Videos for Hunterton Farm’s 2020 consignment to the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale are now available to view on the website at This year’s Lexington group, which numbers 110, features 35 trotting fillies, 37 trotting colts, 23 pacing colts and 15 pacing fillies. Every major sire is r...
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Viewpoint: owner-breeder Cohen re: HISA

on 09/21/2020 1:47 PM
Andrew Cohen, a Standardbred owner and breeder and a former columnist for, authored the following viewpoint regarding the pending federal Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act (HISA). Cohen’s opinion piece was originally published on the Paulick Report, a Thoroughbred website.   We've reached a critical stage in the debate over pending federal legislation th...
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Breeders could help pay for federal agency

on 09/21/2020 1:21 PM
An analysis being prepared of newly proposed legislation by Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell will, for the first time, put the thoroughbred breeding industry under racing regulation and require breeders help pay for the sport’s anti-doping and medication enforcement programs.  The analysis is being prepared on behalf of the Association of Racing Commissioners International so the g...
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Field set for Mohawk Million; posts drawn Monday night

on 09/21/2020 1:16 PM
The field for the inaugural Mohawk Million is set with each of the nine slot owners declaring a horse to race in their slot prior to Monday’s noon deadline.    The $1 million (U.S.) race for 2year-old trotters will take place this Saturday (Sept. 26) at Woodbine Mohawk Park with a full field of 10 lining up. The Mohawk Million follows a buy-in formula with nine slots in the...
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Another big win for Fox Valley Gemini

on 09/21/2020 1:00 PM
The best in the state of Illinois gathered on closing weekend as 11 stakes races were contested on Hawthorne’s Night of Champions. The Hawthorne meet faced its challenges as it opened on Feb. 15 and raced for four weeks before being halted due to the pandemic.   After a two and a half month break, guidelines were implemented for a safe return to racing on June 6. ...
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Catch The Fire, Warrawee Vital favored in Jug elims

on 09/21/2020 12:16 PM
Warrawee Vital and Catch The Fire headlines a field of 14 in the 75th edition of the Little Brown Jug, presented by the Ohio Harness Horsemen’s Association, to be held Thursday aternoon at the Delaware, Ohio County Fair.   Canadian invader Warrawee Vital comes into the Jug with a three-race win streak, including the Somebeachsomewhere and Simcoe Stakes, both held at Woodbine&nbs...
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Party Girl Hill favored in 11-filly Jugette

on 09/21/2020 10:30 AM
Party Girl Hill, undefeated in nine races this year, was among 11 horses entered in Wednesday’s $237,725 Jugette for 3-year-old filly pacers at the Delaware, Ohio County Fairgrounds. The Chris Ryder trainee competes in the second of the event’s two eliminations. The top-four finishers from each elim advance to the same-day final.   The first elimination feat...
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Di Domenico triples up at Philly

on 09/20/2020 10:16 PM
Scott DiDomenico captured top billing on Sunday afternoon’s 14-race card at Harrah’s Philadelphia, winning with three of his trainees at the riverside oval. DiDomenico, whose Triple D Stables Inc. registered an owning treble as well, sent Sweet Beach ($4.60, 1:53) to victory in a first-level conditioned pace before also haltering Numbered Account ($10.60, 1:51.4) and Jack’s ...
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Me Too Baby, Suzie Hanover win Plainridge series finals

on 09/20/2020 7:24 PM
The final legs of the $15,000 Wood End Light for 2-year-old trotters and $15,000 Nauset Light for 2-year-old pacers were held on Sunday at Plainridge Park producing two more winners who will be competing in the Massachusetts Sires Stakes starting next week. The Wood End Light was won by Me Too Baby (Matty Athearn) who led at every station of the mile before turning for home and holding o...
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Summer Touch wraps up Ohio Triple Crown at Delaware

on 09/20/2020 7:19 PM
Summer Touch became the latest member of the Triple Crown club when she cruised to victory in the first division of the $122,202 (div) Ohio Breeders Championship 2-year-old filly pace.    Driver Chris Page used his rail position and lead at every pole winning in 1:55.1 to win by two lengths over Gucci (Aaron Merriman).  “She’s been perfect since day one,&rdq...
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Tall Dark Stranger strong, David Miller wins 4 KYSS finals

on 09/20/2020 4:31 PM
Glamour-boy phenom Tall Dark Stranger continued his winning ways when holding off stablemate Fortify to win the $250,000 Three-Year-Old Colt and Gelding Pace Final of the Kentucky Sires Stakes (KYSS), which was one of eight divisions on the $2-million championship card Sunday at The Red Mile. Securing the pocket to a :26.1 first quarter, Tall Dark Stranger slid off the pylons and around ...
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Dorsoduro Hanover preps for Dayton Pacing Derby with win

on 09/20/2020 7:59 AM
With the $200,000 (est.) Dayton Pacing Derby just two weeks away, Dorsoduro Hanover—fresh off an upset win in the Canadian Pacing Derby—dropped into Hollywood Dayton Saturday for a prep race and left with an impressive 1:50 triumph.  The 5-year-old son of Somebeachsomewhere left the gate with alacrity, hitting the quarter mile marker in :26.3 before turning Hurricane Emp...
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Allywag Hanover gets back into Big M winner’s circle

on 09/20/2020 7:34 AM
We’ve seen this before. And before the year is out, it’s almost a certainty we’ll see it again. Allywag Hanover, a close-up third in The Meadowlands Pace two months ago, ended a personal three-race losing streak with authority Saturday night  at the Meadowlands, exploding home in the final eighth of a mile to take a high-end conditioned pace in 1:49.2. &ldq...
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Fields set for She’s A Great Lady, Milton

on 09/20/2020 12:13 AM
A rich stakes-filled card on Saturday night at Woodbine Mohawk Park also included the eliminations for the She's A Great Lady and Milton Stakes.    A group of 14 two-year-old fillies met in a pair of $35,000 She's A Great Lady divisions, while 13 older pacing mares were split into two $35,000 Milton eliminations.    Driver Yannick Gingras swept the...
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Ramona Hill cruises in Elegantimage

on 09/19/2020 11:25 PM
 Ramona Hill continued her magical three-year-old season with a dominating victory in the $350,000 Elegantimage Stakes on Saturday night at Woodbine Mohawk Park.    The Hambletonian champion and driver Andrew McCarthy displayed their confidence and patience en route to a 3 ¾-length score in an Elegantimage record-equaling 1:51.4.    “She ...
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Shocker in Canadian Trotting Classic

on 09/19/2020 11:22 PM
A scramble finish with multiple breakers saw Chestnut Hill at 60-1 shoot up the rail to a stunning victory in the $560,000 Canadian Trotting Classic on Saturday night at Woodbine Mohawk Park.    All eyes were on heavy favorite  Ready For Moni in the rich event for 3-year-old trotters. The Nancy Takter trainee and driver Yannick Gingras made the front in the se...
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Stratosphere flies high into Batavia winner’s circle

on 09/19/2020 9:07 PM
Despite a jump in class, a return to an inside post proved to be the ticket as Stratosphere went the route in the $8,500 Open I Handicap on Saturday night at Batavia Downs.  Percy’s Z Tam (Jim Morrill Jr.) took a quick early lead but as soon as he crossed over, Stratosphere (Drew Monti) left the pocket, took the lead and called all the shots from there. After hitting the half in...
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Abuckabett Hanover, Highlandsbeachbest win Metro elims

on 09/19/2020 9:03 PM
The field for the $720,000 Metro Pace is set following a pair of $40,000 eliminations on Saturday evening at Woodbine Mohawk Park.    Highlandbeachsbest came through with a 14-1 upset score in the first of two six-horse eliminations for the Metro.    Driven by Trevor Henry, Highlandbeachsbest shot out to the early lead and hung up a :27.1 opening quarter...
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