Vivian Farrington, 88, owned Rambling Willie, dies

on 09/14/2020 5:17 PM
Vivian Marie Farrington, 88, of Kissimmee, Florida formerly of Richwood, Ohio passed away Friday, Sept. 11. Together with her late husband Bob, the Farringtons campaigned the great free-for-all fan favorite Rambling Willie. She was born on July 23, 1932, in Rushsylvania, Ohio to Bonnie and Rev. C.L. Harris. She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Bob Farrington, who passed aw...
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Owners permitted at Delaware when their horse races

on 09/14/2020 5:10 PM
The Delaware County Fair is pleased to announce that participating horse owners will be permitted to attend the Grand Circuit races (Sept. 20-24, 2020), including the 75th edition of the Little Brown Jug, presented by the Ohio Harness Horseman’s Association.   Horseman and owners must show their valid Ohio State Racing Commission license at the US Route 23 Gate to gain...
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Jimmy Takter: “I’m not opening my own Thoroughbred stable”

on 09/14/2020 10:31 AM
Hall of Fame trainer Jimmy Takter told Monday morning that in reports published elsewhere, people misunderstood his quotes and he is not shifting gears and starting a career training Thoroughbreds. Takter said he is only helping 25-year-old Philip Antonacci in selecting Thoroughbred yearlings as an expert in conformation, but that his role is only in an advisory capacity. ...
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Constitutional issues with HISA?

on 09/14/2020 10:05 AM
The United States Trotting Association (USTA) has made several statements during the last six months regarding its opposition to the Horseracing Integrity Act (HIA) and more recently, the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act (HISA). Harness racing/Standardbred racing participants have criticized the USTA for opposing federal legislation. One of the most vocal critics of the USTA’s position h...
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Catalogs now available for Hoosier Classic

on 09/13/2020 9:09 PM
Catalogs are now available for the annual Hoosier Classic Select Yearling Sale in Indianapolis, IN. Conducted by the Hoosier Classic Sale Company, the auction will be held Friday, Oct. 23, and Saturday, Oct. 24, in the West Pavilion at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. Start time for both sessions is 10 am.   There are 373 Indiana-sired yearlings cataloged with yearlings by the sires of ...
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Beantown Madness picks up fifth win in six starts

on 09/13/2020 9:05 PM
 On Sunday (Sept. 13) Plainridge Park hosted the second leg of the $15,000 Nauset Light for 2-year-old pacers and $15,000 Wood End Light for 2-year-old trotters and both races featured horses who may be competing in the Massachusetts Sire Stakes starting later this month.   The Nauset pace was won by Bumpah Stickah (Jim ...
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Tall Dark Stranger 1:49.2 winner over sloppy Red Mile

on 09/13/2020 8:38 PM
At the Red Mile on Sunday afternoon, Tall Dark Stranger--fresh off a victory in the North America Cup-- navigated a very sloppy track and won by 2 1/4 lengths over Adios winner Catch The Fire in 1:49.2.   Rain throughout the night turned the Red Mile's clay surface into a less than ideal surface, and combined with the cooler temperature, the clocking turned in by Tall Dark Stranger ...
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Southwind Ozzi scores in 1:51 at Harrah's Philly

on 09/13/2020 8:36 PM
After being outmatched by the likes of Filibuster Hanover at Pocono, Southwind Ozzi ($4.80) returned to the site of his only prior win to date this year — Harrah's Philadelphia — and delivered a decisive 1:51 score in Sunday afternoon's (Sept. 13) $14,400 top-level pacing feature. The 4-year-old Somebeachsomewhere landed in midfield in the early stages while Joesstar Of Mia ...
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Hypnotic AM dominates in NYSS championship

on 09/13/2020 8:03 AM
The $1.8 million New York Sire Stake finals convened at Yonkers Raceway on Saturday (Sept. 12) with 60 of the best state-bred Standardbreds clashing to determine year-end honors in eight $225,000 divisions. Although there were a couple of upsets during the evening, several favorites performed as expected and some put on impressive efforts.   The Allerage Farm 3-year-old filly trot wen...
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Mr. Euroman captures Batavia Open for Davis

on 09/13/2020 8:01 AM
After taking a week off, Mr. Euroman returned with strong resolve and won the $8,000 Open II Handicap pace at Batavia Downs on Saturday night (Sept. 12).   Daylight Rush (Dave McNeight III) started from the pylons and kept that position for most of the race. With no other leavers in the contest, McNeight guided Daylight Rush to a tepid half of :57.2 with Mr. Euroman (Billy Davis Jr.) ...
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Todd McCarthy drives 4 winners at Meadowlands

on 09/13/2020 7:58 AM
McCarthy, McCarthy, McCarthy, McCarthy! No, not Andy of Hambletonian fame, or Luke, who drove Muscle Hill to victory in the World Trotting Derby, but little brother Todd, who stole the show at The Meadowlands Saturday night. The recent Australian invader won four times on the 13-race card to record his first victories at the mile oval. There figure to be many more to come.   McCa...
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Big wins for Warrawee Vital, Capt Midnight in SBSW

on 09/13/2020 7:55 AM
Grand Circuit Month continued Saturday night at Woodbine Mohawk Park with the Somebeachsomewhere, Simcoe and Champlain Stakes part of the $1.6 million card.   The Somebeachsomewhere Stakes capped off four consecutive weeks of Grand Circuit events for three-year-old pacing colts and geldings. A group of 12 were split into two $77,500 divisions.   Warrawee Vital set a new sta...
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Todd Warren drives 5,000th career winner

on 09/12/2020 11:41 PM
In Saturday’s ninth race at Hawthorne Race Course, driver Todd Warren drove Tappin Outamessage to career victory number 5,000.   The 55-year-old Warren began his driving career in 1981. Since then, Warren has had 21 years winning over 100 races. Within that period Warren has surpassed 200 wins 8 times and 300 victories three times.  Warren’s best season came in...
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Donna Soprano wins Peaceful Way for Determination

on 09/12/2020 11:39 PM
A three-wide sweep up the backstretch proved the strong move for 1-5 favorite Donna Soprano as she maintained her unbeaten record while trotting a career-best mile in the $335,000 Peaceful Way Final on Saturday (Sept. 12) at Woodbine Mohawk Park. Stablemate Dicentra dashed past early leader Dream Chapter past a :27.1 opening quarter. Amazone Duharas parked from fifth around the first turn wit...
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Scott Young, On A Streak win Wellwood for Determination

on 09/12/2020 11:36 PM
While the public’s top betting choices squabbled midpack, driver Scott Young and On A Streak took the front and battled to the finish to hold off 4-5 choice Southwind Tyrion and win the $535,000 William Wellwood Memorial on Saturday (Sept. 12) at Woodbine Mohawk Park. Logan Park, off at 90-1, left for the lead with Warrawee Whisper landing in second and On A Streak in third. Past the qu...
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Vernon, HHACNY agree to end 2020 meet on Sept. 26

on 09/12/2020 9:31 PM
The Harness Horse Association of Central New York (HHACNY), the NY Gaming Commission-recognized representative horsemen’s association at Vernon Downs Racetrack, together will the management of Vernon Downs, announced Saturday that the last live race card for 2020 will be conducted on Saturday, Sept. 26.   ​HHACNY President Rick Papa stated, “While the viral pan...
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Saturday wrap up for Vernon, Tioga

on 09/12/2020 9:21 PM
Haveitalltogether (Chris Long) and Notwithoutafight (John MacDonald) each captured $3,600 features at Vernon Downs on Saturday (Sept.12).   In the featured trot, Haveitalltogether ($7.30) charged right out to the lead and led to the first quarter in :27.4.  Stache (Alessandro Spano) came first-up and took over as they headed to the backstretch and led to the half in :57.2.&nbs...
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JK Finendandy wins stakes for Bongiornos at Fhld

on 09/12/2020 5:34 PM
JK Finendandy proved her big win last Saturday was no fluke, as she won the final of the New Jersey Sire Stakes- Standardbred Development Fund for 3-year-old filly pacers Saturday (Sept. 12) at Freehold Raceway.   She won her division of the second leg last week by an impressive 5 1/2 lengths. Off that win, she was the 1-5 favorite. Leaving from the inside post, Joe Bongiorn...
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Covid-19 protocols for Hollywood Dayton race paddock

on 09/12/2020 5:33 PM
In order to begin racing from Hollywood Dayton Raceway's modern paddock, several assurances to state regulators were necessary.  Beginning Sunday, Sept. 13, with the Montgomery County Fair and throughout the 74-day regular meet, there will be strict restrictions on the number of people permitted in the 14-race paddock at any one time.   After unloading the horses into th...
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Hawthorne partners with mobile app PointsBet

on 09/12/2020 2:10 PM
 PointsBet, a premier global sportsbook operator, announced today that it is now providing its mobile app and digital sports betting product in Illinois. Illinois marks the fourth operational state for PointsBet’s premium sports betting product, following successful launches in New Jersey, Iowa, and Indiana.   In addition to launching the PointsBet mobile app and digital pr...
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