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McWicked set for Hoosier debut in Dan Patch

on 08/10/2017 2:00 AM
When a horse collects a Dan Patch and O'Brien Award as a 3-year-old, it is rather unusual for he or she to remain in competition as a 6-year-old, especially when that animal is a stallion, yet McWicked, who is also a world champion, is an exception to that general rule.   The son of McArdle-Western Sahara may not exactly be in the spotlight at this juncture of the season, but will e...
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Fields set for second leg of WDC at Mohawk

on 08/10/2017 2:00 AM
Fields are now set for the second leg of the 2017 World Driving Championship, set for Monday, Aug. 14, at Mohawk Racetrack in Campbellville, Ont.   The WDC will kick off with its first leg on Saturday, Aug. 12, at Century Downs in Balzac, Alberta. Eleven of the top harness racing drivers from around the globe will compete in the second of five legs. Drivers will earn point...
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Dan Patch, Milstein in new Weekend Preview!

on 08/10/2017 2:00 AM
The star pacers move to the Midwest this weekend as Hoosier Park hosts the Dan Patch for older horses and Northfield Park is the site of the Milstein Memorial for 3-year-old colts and we have all the news in the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview. Less than one year after the sudden death of his father, trainer Marty Rheinheimer is hoping Freaky Feet Pete can win the Dan Patch in fr...
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Trio of PASS 2FT divisions held at Harrah's Philly

on 08/10/2017 2:00 AM
There were three divisions of Pennsylvania Sires Stakes races for 2-year-old filly trotters on Thursday afternoon at Harrah's Philadelphia, each going for a purse of roughly $54,000.   In the first division, it was SMS Princess (Ake Svanstedt) picking up her first career win in 1:55.2. The daughter of Cantab Hall-Won An Done was given a ground-saving steer the majority of the mi...
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Brower joins Little Brown Jug broadcast team

on 08/09/2017 2:00 AM
The Little Brown Jug is pleased to announce that Dave Brower will host the popular simulcast television broadcast from Tuesday (Sept. 19) through Jug Day on Thursday (Sept. 21). Brower will be joined on the show each day by co-hosts Dave Bianconi and Wendy Ross. Roger Huston will call the action for the 51st consecutive year and Jason Settlemoir is the back-up announcer. The Little Brown...
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Field of 10 set for Friday's Dan Patch at Hoosier

on 08/09/2017 2:00 AM
A field of ten will be sent post-ward in the $325,000 Dan Patch Stakes at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday, August 11. Ten of the top rated older pacers in North America will take center stage as they go to post seeking glory in the 24th installment of Hoosier Park's premier harness racing event. Due to a supplemental entry completing the field of ten, the Dan Patch Stakes will boast...
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Fourth Dimension's NYSS win keeps him perfect

on 08/09/2017 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway played host to the $162,500 New York Sire Stakes Milt Taylor Trot for 2-year-old colts and geldings on Tuesday (Aug. 8). Three divisions, worth $54,000 each, went postward. The opening event saw second choice Clive Bigsby (Jason Bartlett, $4.60) get the jump on 3-5 Funknpancakes (Corey Callahan), beating that rival handily in 1:58.2. Away fourth from position 7, â€...
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Lady Shadow to race at Mohawk after stay granted

on 08/09/2017 2:00 AM
Co-owner Howard Taylor sent a press release Wednesday afternoon noting that he has asked and been granted an appeal of a ruling that deemed Lady Shadow ineligible to race in Ontario for 90 days through Sept. 15. The action taken in Ontario came as a result of Lady Shadow testing positive for Clenbuterol after her win in the Betsy Ross in late May at Harrah's Philadelphia.   Lad...
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Ronnie Wrenn Jr. wins 4,000th with OSS score

on 08/08/2017 2:00 AM
Ronnie Wrenn, Jr., steered his 4,000th career-winning drive en route to capturing one of nine $40,000 Ohio Sires Stakes (OSS) for 2-year-old male pacers and trotters on Monday night, Aug. 7 at Northfield Park. Wrenn, Jr.'s winning drive came aboard the Roger Hughes, Jr.-trained and owned Sultan Of Cash, the 2-5 favorite in the third OSS division (Race 5). "It's pretty special to get a w...
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Done Well stays undefeated in PASS

on 08/08/2017 2:00 AM
Imagine you're the trainer of one of the favorites for the Little Brown Jug, the Triple Crown race held in your home town of Delaware OH, and you've got a colt who has a string of impressive stakes successes. Brian Brown must feel pretty good right now. Oh, wait – we were talking about the 2018 Little Brown Jug, and the Well Said-Dagnabit Hanover colt Done Well, who's now four-for-four...
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Yearling session online for Blooded Horse Pre-Jug Sale

on 08/08/2017 2:00 AM
The 61st annual Blooded Horse Pre-Jug Sale will offer 120 yearlings on Monday, August 28 of its 2-day venue at the Delaware County Fairgrounds in Delaware, Ohio. Most are featured with black  type pedigrees that can now be viewed online. The yearlings include 87 Ohio-breds, 15 Indiana-breds, 7 NY-breds and 11 from PA, IL, DE and ON; some with dual eligibility. In addition, over ...
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Fear The Dragon, DBSS top Milstein field

on 08/08/2017 2:00 AM
The Carl Milstein Memorial, Northeast Ohio's premier race, is scheduled for its fourth edition on Saturday night. The Milstein, a Grand Circuit event, has graduated the last two winners of the Little Brown Jug.   Fear The Dragon has drawn the rail and has been named the 3-5 morning-line favorite by Northfield Park executive vice president of racing and simulcasting Dave Biancon...
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Appeal filed in What The Hill Hambo DQ

on 08/08/2017 2:00 AM
The connections of What The Hill, who was disqualified from first to ninth in the Hambletonian after driver David Miller was deemed guilty of causing interference to Guardian Angel As that led to that trotter going offstride, have formally appealed the decision to the New Jersey Racing Commission (NJRC). The appeal of the disqualification will go directly to the New Jersey Superior Court, appe...
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World Driving Championship starts Saturday

on 08/08/2017 2:00 AM
On Saturday (Aug. 12) 11 of the top harness racing drivers from around the globe will assemble at Century Downs Racetrack and Casino, near Calgary, Alberta, to kick off the 2017 World Driving Championship (WDC). The World Driving Championship, hosted by Standardbred Canada, will take place at five different racetracks in four provinces, with 11 drivers from around the world competing.&n...
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Rainbow Room, Come See The Show win PASS

on 08/08/2017 2:00 AM
Rainbow Room blistered the back half in 54.4 en route to the fastest victory in Tuesday’s $158,254 Pennsylvania Sires Stake at The Meadows. The event for freshman filly pacers, known as The Meadow Cheer, was contested over three divisions, with Come See The Show and Cuts Like A Knife taking the other splits, both for Tim Tetrick. Rainbow Room, a Somebeachsomewhere daughter of 2004 Horse o...
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Pure Country's brother wins Stallion Series

on 08/07/2017 2:00 AM
The Well Said gelding Iluvtomakemoney continued to live up to his name by remaining perfect after three starts in the Pennsylvania Stallion Series for two-year-old pacing colts Sunday night at Pocono Downs, but the 4-5 choice had to be very good to defeat 25-1 shot Size Me Up by a neck in 1:54.1. Tim Tetrick got the colt away in the pocket, normally a great place to be at Pocono, but when Thoma...
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What The Hill Hambo dq to be appealed to NJRC

on 08/07/2017 2:00 AM
Trainer Ron Burke told harnessracing.com Monday morning that the decision to disqualify What The Hill from first in last Saturday's $1 million Hambletonian final at the Meadowlands will be appealed to the New Jersey Racing Commission. Burke added that What The Hill underwent throat surgery early on Monday morning and the colt is now "50-50" to race in the Zweig Memorial on Aug. 18 at Vernon Do...
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Barn fire kills 5 Standardbreds in Delaware

on 08/07/2017 2:00 AM
A fire that started around 7 a.m. Monday in the main barn at Trotter Farm, known to many as Dillards, in Seaford, Del., killed five racehorses trained by Mike and Brittany Bounds.   They were 8-year-old pacing gelding In Front Charlie p,1:53f ($158,523), 2-year-old pacing filly My Lil Tater Tot, 2-year-old pacing filly Gangster Granny, 3-year-old pacing filly Standtuecemewin an...
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Ocean Downs cancels Monday

on 08/07/2017 2:00 AM
Due to severe weather and bad track conditions in the last couple of hours, Ocean Downs has cancelled live racing for Monday. The Maryland Standardbred Fund Stakes for 3-year-old Filly Trotters and Colt and Gelding Pacers will be rescheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 9 at 6:30 and 6:40 p.m. 
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McKee named Neville Memorial Award honoree

on 08/07/2017 2:00 AM
Longtime Little Brown Jug simulcast host, Sam McKee has been named the 2017 Joseph Neville Memorial Award honoree by the Delaware County Fair.  The native of Michigan, McKee started calling imaginary races as a young boy. His developed a pen-pal relationship with the Hall of Fame and Little Brown Jug announcer, Roger Huston. Huston’s mentorship helped shape McKee’s career. The d...
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