That's Incredible, Mary Goodnight score at Plainridge

on 09/17/2020 8:53 PM
A pair of 4-year-old mares won co-featured $12,000 distaff paces at Plainridge Park on Thursday afternoon (Sept. 17), each employing a different strategy to get the job done.   First in a mid-level conditioned event, That’s Incredible (Drew Monti) drafted along fifth while Avery Seelster (John Nason) marshaled the group to the half in a quick :54.3. At that point Monti had That&...
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Millionaire Custom Cantab picks up first win of year

on 09/17/2020 8:52 PM
Custom Cantab, a million-dollar winner and the only mare in a field of talented male trotters, captured the first open class event of the recently started Hollywood Dayton meet on Thursday afternoon.   Sent off as the second choice in the $15,000 Open Trot, the five-year-old daughter of Mr Cantab was forwardly placed by driver Josh Sutton throughout the mile, which featured match...
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Inspections underway Thursday for Friday's Jug Sale

on 09/17/2020 8:49 PM
Hundreds of Harness Horse owners and trainers descended upon the Pickaway Agriculture and Event Center in Circleville, Ohio, on Thursday to inspect over 270 yearlings being offered in tomorrow’s (Sept. 18) Ohio Selected Jug Sale. Highlighted by five popular first crop sires, several with Big League credentials, inspections were heavy throughout the day and all with social distancing and...
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New Weekend Preview now available!

on 09/17/2020 4:07 PM
The beat goes on at Woodbine Mohawk Park as the Ontario racetrack is the site of more stakes finals this weekend, including the Goodtimes and Elegantimage, as well as eliminations for others. In the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview, trainer Gregg McNair talks about his chances in the elims for the Metro for 2-year-old male pacers with Bettor Sun, who won the Battle of Waterloo early la...
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Canadian horseman Ross Curran dies at 83

on 09/17/2020 2:36 PM
Ross Arthur Curran passed away peacefully at the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital on Monday, Sept. 14. He was 83.   Mr. Curran’s illustrious harness racing career began at the age of 16 in Smiths Falls, Ont.; by the age of 20 he won his first driving title at Connaught Park. He went on to win many driving titles, as well as being a leading driver at Mohawk, Greenwood, Ga...
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Grant enjoying time with Ramona Hill

on 09/17/2020 2:02 PM
Brad Grant watched Ramona Hill’s Hambletonian win at the Meadowlands in August from his home in Canada because of covid-19 international travel restrictions. But now Grant, one of Ramona Hill’s six owners, is getting to spend some quality time with the filly in his own backyard at Ontario’s Woodbine Mohawk Park. Last week, Ramona Hill won a division of the Simcoe Stakes...
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Carryovers should spice up weekend at Big M

on 09/17/2020 12:55 PM
The first full weekend of racing since Hambletonian week saw plenty of action on a pair of popular multi-leg wagers last Friday and Saturday (Sept. 11-12), the result of sizable carryovers, and racing fans will have similar opportunities on a pair of prominent puzzles this week when racing resumes Friday at 7:15 p.m. Last Saturday, driver Pat Berry, aka “The Blueberry Bomber,”&nbs...
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Lady Dela Renta looks for fourth straight at Yonkers

on 09/17/2020 11:40 AM
For Ron Buker, part of the fun of owning Standardbred racehorses is sharing the experience with the whole family. That’s why on race nights, Buker, his wife Briana, and their three children all gather in front of the TV to root the horses on and share quality time together. “What really got me into buying more horses was I have three kids. When we turn the TV on to watch the horse...
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USTA asks members to write lawmakers

on 09/17/2020 10:18 AM
The U.S. Trotting Association is requesting the assistance of all members and other harness racing participants in contacting U.S. Senators and Representatives to express opposition to new legislation called the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act of 2020 (S. 4547) recently introduced by Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY). If enacted, the new law would: 1. Significantly increase your cost of ...
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Novice announcers to call Shenandoah races

on 09/17/2020 8:40 AM
Shenandoah Downs will open its fifth annual season of harness racing on Friday at the Shenandoah County Fairgrounds with a 10-race card beginning at 2 p.m. Horses, trainers and racing personnel have been shipping onto the property all week preparing for the five-week stand.    Ten racing enthusiasts are also preparing to work the meet in a unique position. They will eac...
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Northfield set for Signature finals; new late-closers announced

on 09/17/2020 8:31 AM
MGM Northfield Park will host this year’s Signature Series finals on Wednesday, Sept. 23. The trot and pace final will each carry a purse of $10,000.  The Signature Series finals are historically held at the Delaware County Fairgrounds during the week of the Little Brown Jug.  However, this year they had been canceled until MGM Northfield Park offered to host and resched...
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2YO filly Somethingbeautiful remains undefeated

on 09/17/2020 8:08 AM
Somethingbeautiful solidified her divisional dominance in the Hoosier state's 2-year-old pacing filly ranks as she turned in a dazzling 1:52.2 performance to take the co-featured event of the evening, a split of Indiana Sires Stakes action on Wednesday at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. With driver LeWayne Miller in the bike, Somethingbeautiful recorded her sixth consecutiv...
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Delishka N holds off challengers in Philly feature

on 09/16/2020 9:36 PM
The Bettor's Delight mare Delishka N made a pace-controlling move in front of the stands the first time, then held off a wall of challengers the second time around to win the $14,400 featured distaff pace at Harrah's Philadelphia on Wednesday afternoon in 1:51.   Dexter Dunn sent Delishka N out to early command, yielded to Bettor Joy N, then went onward again when favorite Mac...
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Drama Act equals Keystone Classic record at Meadows

on 09/16/2020 8:09 PM
Drama Act overcame post 8 to score easily in 1:50, matching the stake record in Wednesday's $63,550 Keystone Classic for 3-year-old filly pacers at The Meadows.   Drama Act was making only her second start since owner The OK Corral shifted her to the Ron Burke stable, but the trainer likes what he's seen so far of the daughter of Well Said-Lounge Act.   "I thin...
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Purses going up for KY fair racing in 2021

on 09/16/2020 8:02 PM
With a significant increase in fair participation this year, the Kentucky Sire Stakes Advisory Panel has decided to make exciting enhancements to the KY Fair Program for 2021. The Fair Finals will be raced for a purse of $25,000, up from $15,000 in 2020. Further, the Advisory Panel unanimously adopted a proposal from panel member Art Zubrod, Brittany Farms General Manager, that consists of tw...
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Scott Robinson pleads guilty in doping case

on 09/16/2020 7:58 PM
On Wednesday, Audrey Strauss, the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that two defendants, Scott Robinson and Sarah Izhaki, each pled guilty to conspiring to unlawfully distribute adulterated and misbranded drugs for the purpose of doping racehorses in connection with the two cases in which they are charged, United States v. Robinson, 20 Cr. 162 (JPO...
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Bettor's Wish to stand at Diamond Creek Farm in 2021

on 09/16/2020 4:14 PM
Diamond Creek Farm is excited to announce the addition of champion pacer Bettor's Wish to its already stellar stud roster. Bettor's has had an impressive career, pacing to wins as a 3 year old in prestigious races such as the $400,000 Carl Milstein Memorial, $300,000 Art Rooney Pace, $270,000 Tattersalls and $248,350 Matron Stakes. These wins led to Bettor's Wish be...
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Videos online for Winbak Ont. yearlings

on 09/16/2020 2:51 PM
Winbak Farm will be selling 45 yearlings in the Ontario Select Yearling Sale on Oct. 17. The sale will be held at Winbak Farm of Ontario.   Winbak’s Ontario Select Yearling Sale videos are now posted. Please visit and click on an individual yearling’s hip number to watch yearling videos.   Winbak Farm was Ontario's Top Breeder for Sires St...
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Bids close Sept. 24 for Little Brown Jug programs

on 09/16/2020 2:47 PM
The following Little Brown Jug programs have been donated to CHHA for a fundraiser. Bids will close at noon on Jug Day, September 24th. All are in good shape. The special edition is like new. 50th Year Special Edition (1946 to 1995) '83 to '87, '91, '92, '94, ’95, '96, 2000 & 2002  Bid until noon on Jug Day, September 24, 2020 at
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PA champ Amigo Volo favored in Keystone Classic split

on 09/16/2020 10:02 AM
Amigo Volo might not have been himself the week following last month’s Hambletonian, but after a brief respite and consecutive wins, he appears primed for a strong finish to his 3-year-old campaign. A multiple world-record-setter and Breeders Crown champion at age 2, Amigo Volo has won four of nine races this season. He competes Friday in the first of two Keystone Classic divisions for ...
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