Stellenbosch superb in Meadowlands feature

on 01/15/2021 11:51 PM
Stellenbosch withstood bitter pressure in a dazzling effort on a rainy Friday night at the Meadowlands, taking the $18,000 featured high-end conditioned pace for fillies and mares in wire-to-wire fashion. Driver Scott Zeron, who raced Stellenbosch from off the pace after drawing outside posts in her previous two outings, fired away from post four in the nine-horse field, grabbing ...
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It’s all Pace Baby Pace at Miami Valley

on 01/15/2021 10:07 PM
Pace Baby Pace, named to mimic Miami Valley handicapper Pacey Mindlin’s signature sign-off slogan, won her first open company race in southwest Ohio on Friday night.    Driver Chris Page was content to race midpack in the early going, then moved into the outer flow following The Bethinator (Tyler Smith) as the field approached the halfway point of the $22,500 Mares Open.&nb...
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Rainbowinthewest cruises in Meadows feature

on 01/15/2021 5:43 PM
Showing no ill effects from a layoff of nearly nine weeks. Rainbowinthewest powered to the lead from the rail and won as she pleased in Friday’s co-feature at The Meadows, a $9,400 Filly & Mare Conditioned Trot.   Although Rainbowinthewest could have released a pair of early challengers, trainer/driver Brian Zendt would have none of it. He kept the pedal to the metal and the...
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William "Bill" Current dies at age 91

on 01/15/2021 9:54 AM
William "Bill" Howard Current, age 91, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020 at the Wesley Health Care Center.    He was born on June 20, 1929 in Wilmington, Ohio to Lena Duvall Current and Jesse E. Current, one of their seven children. Mr. Current graduated from Wilmington High School on May 27, 1948.   After high school, Mr. Current went on to serve i...
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Buyer info for Winter Mixed Sale

on 01/15/2021 9:33 AM
Those planning on attending the Tattersalls Winter Mixed Sale at the Meadowlands on Monday, Jan. 18, or who expect to bid using the Proxibid website, are reminded of steps that need to be taken beforehand, per sales manager David Reid.   Those coming in person are asked to print and fill out the COVID-19 questionnaire available on the Tattersalls website and bring it with them to...
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Street Gossip named Ohio's 2YOCT of Year

on 01/15/2021 9:16 AM
Street Gossip was a model of consistency in 2020, hitting the board in all eight of his starts earning him 2020 Ohio 2-Year-Old Trotting Colt of the Year honors.      Street Gossip, the son of Cash Hall out of the Yankee Glide mare The Young Princess won four out of his eight races and collected a pair of second- and third-place finishes for trainer Virgil Morgan Jr. an...
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Tioga, Vernon older stakes moving to Big M in 2021

on 01/15/2021 9:14 AM
The Meadowlands will welcome four popular Grand Circuit stakes for older horses, previously been raced at Tioga and Vernon Downs, to the big time over the mile oval at Harness Racing's Greatest Showplace for 2021.   The Roll With Joe (Open Pace) sponsored by Clinton Tractor, Crawford Farms (Open Trot) sponsored by Al and Michelle Crawford's Crawford Farms, Artiscape ...
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Monti now making his way to The Meadows

on 01/15/2021 9:13 AM
Drew Monti likes his home in Buffalo, but he also likes working regularly. Thus, the 26-year-old reinsman has decided to drive at The Meadows, even as he continues his regular schedule at Buffalo Raceway.   Monti made his Meadows debut Wednesday and had four assignments the following day, although he’s idle Friday. With Buffalo now racing Wednesday and Saturday, Monti expects &n...
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Itsrockandroll A takes Dover Open Pace in 1:50.2

on 01/14/2021 10:14 PM
Itsockandroll A stormed home to victory in the Open Pace at Dover Downs on Thursday night.   US Captain and Tiger Thompson N traded leads going to the quarter pole. Dexter Dunn won that early battle with Tiger Thompson N and retained the lead. The quarter was reached in :27.1 with the half uncontested in :55.2.   At the five-eighths mile marker, Itsrockandroll A and Corey C...
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Devaux wins five races at Monticello Thursday

on 01/14/2021 10:07 PM
As Jimmy Devaux entered the winner’s circle after his fifth win on the Thursday (Jan. 14) card at Monticello Raceway, track announcer Howard Oil said, “When you’re hot, you’re hot.” Devaux’s banner day started in race two with 13-year-old gelding Road Untraveled ($6.00, 2:00.3), who eaarned his first win of the season for trainer Dave Dziengiel. The 53-year...
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All Day Sunshine picks up third straight victory

on 01/14/2021 10:06 PM
Hammered down to 1-2 despite having to start from post nine, All Day Sunshine made all that money look smart as she overcame a brutal first quarter to win her third straight in Thursday’s (Jan. 14) feature at The Meadows, a $9,100 fillies and mares conditioned pace. Morning Shadow stretched All Day Sunshine to a :26.4 opening panel before the 4-year-old Sunshine Beach-Mustang Kensley ma...
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New Weekend Preview now available!

on 01/14/2021 4:40 PM
“Amazing!” That’s what Pompano Park director of racing and announcer Gabe Prewitt said when asked about the tremendous wagering numbers coming from the south Florida racetrack. In the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview, Gordon Waterstone goes into Prewitt’s mind as he discusses his approach—greatly successful approach—to increasing the handle. Als...
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Tara Hills' Kadabra retired from stud duty

on 01/14/2021 4:04 PM
David Heffering of Tara Hills Stud has announced that Kadabra has been retired from stallion duty.   “It is with great sadness that we announce Kadabra’s retirement from stud duty,” said Heffering. “Kadabra leaves a great legacy and influence on the Standardbred breed, not only in Ontario, but industry wide. “Over the course of a 17-year stal...
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Entries closing soon for Blooded Horse Winter Sale

on 01/14/2021 3:27 PM
  Entries for the Blooded Horse Winter Sale will close at 5:00 p.m. Monday, Jan. 18. The one-day sale takes place on Tues, Feb. 9 at the Champions Center in Springfield, Ohio. Take a break and join horsemen from 27 states and Canada as they converge at this 58th annual event to replenish their racehorses, look for young prospects, pick up broodmares, and sort through yearlings. V...
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Ohio continues to announce divisional honors

on 01/14/2021 1:59 PM
For the second year in a row, Sectionline Bigry has been named the top aged pacer in the state of Ohio.    Sectionline Bigry, the son of Pet Rock out of Aquatic Yankee, won eight of 19 races for owner Harold Lee Bauder and trainer Steve Bauder earning $181,000 in 2020.   The highlights of the year were winning the Ohio Sires Stakes Aged Pacing Championship at Hollywood...
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Pick 5 drives Big M Saturday betting surge

on 01/14/2021 11:59 AM
It was going to be difficult to match the excitement and bettor enthusiasm of Saturday, Jan. 2 at the Meadowlands when a $46,731 carryover and $150,000 guarantee led to a total 20-cent Pick-5 pool of $360,948.   Last Saturday (Jan. 9), there was no carryover off which the Pick-5 pool could build, so track management and The Standardbred Owners Association of New Jersey got together to...
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Warrawee Vital to stand stud in Ontario

on 01/14/2021 11:40 AM
The connections of multiple Grand Circuit stakes winner Warrawee Vital (p,3, 1:47.1; $246,428) are pleased to announce that he will be standing stud privately in Ontario for the upcoming 2021 breeding season.   Limited bookings are now available to breed to Warrawee Vital, the fastest-ever offspring of champion racehorse and leading stallion Captaintreacherous, for an introductory fee...
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Jeffery P brushes wide, wins Meadows $16,200 trot

on 01/13/2021 9:19 PM
Swinging wide off excessive cover through the final turn, Jeffery P roared through the lane and captured Wednesday's $16,200 Open Handicap Trot at The Meadows.   Jeffery P raced third over down the backside, cover that he probably didn't need because it forced him well wide in the stretch. But he had a ton of trot for Dave Palone and sailed past th pack to triumph in 1:54.4, 3...
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James Devaux has Grand Slam at Monticello

on 01/13/2021 9:17 PM
On Wednesday afternoon January 13, former 3-time Monticello Raceway leading dash winning driver James Devaux scored a Grand Slam on the 10 race card. Devaux scored in the first race with Six Bax (1:59.2 - $5.70). The son of Kadabra has now won 2 in a row. Luigi Bizacko (1:59.4 - $7.40) earned a new lifetime mark in the effort for trainer Joe Skowyra for Devaux’s second win. In...
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Black Magic Racing buys interest in Catch The Fire

on 01/13/2021 3:57 PM
CT Stables has sold an interest in its 2020 Adios champion Catch The Fire to Black Magic Racing of Reynoldsburg, Ohio. This purchase was part of a multi-horse package to acquire multiple Grand Circuit horses including Catch The Fire's 3-year-old brother, Captains Place, who is now owned by Black Magic Racing. As originally planned, Catch The Fire is standing stud this year at Su...
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