Breeders Crown Charity Challenge begins Sept. 7

on 09/04/2020 3:56 PM
Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino and 2020 Breeders Crown Presenting Sponsor The Libfeld-Katz Breeding Partnership will officially kick off the Breeders Crown Charity Challenge the week of Sept. 7, benefiting four non-profit organizations represented by local Indiana celebrities including Indianapolis Colt alum Jeff Saturday, Indiana Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch, Indiana...
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In Range has Pass championship within reach

on 09/04/2020 2:05 PM
As trainer Marcus Melander prepared In Range for his rookie season, he was uncertain what he had in the 2-year-old trotter. The colt was a good-looking $185,000 yearling buy from a successful family but did not stand out among Melander’s other horses. But when it came time to race, In Range went from indifferent to inspired. He has four wins and a second in five starts as he heads to Sa...
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Landy hopes to create another 'historic' memory

on 09/04/2020 2:00 PM
There is no question Goshen Historic Track is special to Harry Landy. He first visited the upstate New York oval at the age of 9 as a participant in the Harness Racing Youth League. Five years later, Landy won his driving debut in a matinee race at Historic Track and over the next two years he collected 10 more matinee triumphs there. In 2013, Landy enjoyed an unforgettable day at Historic Tr...
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Leonidas ready to make Yonkers debut on Friday

on 09/04/2020 1:56 PM
When Leonidas makes his Yonkers Raceway debut Friday night in the $18,000 pacing feature, it will end a long wait for owner Steve Finklestein of Jesmeral Stable and trainer Sheena McElhiney. An Australia-bred 5-year-old by Mach Three, Leonidas was purchased by Finklestein this spring as a Yonkers prospect, but owing to interruptions in travel caused by the coronavirus pandemic, was marooned...
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Dr. Ian Moore to make first-ever starts at Leamington

on 09/04/2020 1:25 PM
Dr. Ian Moore will make his first visit to Leamington Raceway on Sunday, sending out 2-year-old pacing colts Marlboro Seelster and Dietrich Seelster and 3-year-old pacing colt Usurper in their respective $7,000 Prospect Series divisions. “I grew up around those kind of tracks, that’s what I used to race on all my life. I enjoy going to the small tracks, quite frankly,” ...
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Black Book Mixed Sale will have supplemental entries

on 09/04/2020 1:17 PM
Standardbred Horse Sales Company will accept supplemental entries for its Annual Mixed Sale at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium, MD.   The Mixed Sale will be held on Friday, Nov. 6, and Saturday, Nov. 7. The Black Book 2 catalog will close to new entries at the end of the business day on Sept. 8. Entries received after Sept. 8 wil...
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PASS 3YO finals set for Sunday at Harrah's Philly

on 09/04/2020 12:08 PM
Top-level Pennsylvania-sired three-year-olds will be gathering at Harrah’s Philadelphia this Sunday afternoon to contest their respective $252,000 Pennsylvania Sire Stakes Championships and $50,000 consolation races, divided by sex and gait. The fields of eight horses won their way into the series finales by accumulating points in four preliminary rounds of the Sire Stakes at the Pennsylva...
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Scioto moves Sunday post time up to 6 pm

on 09/04/2020 12:05 PM
Eldorado Scioto Downs has moved it's first post on Sunday, Sept. 6, for the Ohio Sires Stakes championship program, to 6 pm.   Horsemen should pick up an overnight sheet at the track or view entries at to verify detention times for the eight $300,000 Ohio Sires Stakes championship races that evening.   Sunday's card has 17 rac...
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OHHA to host Super Sunday at Scioto Downs

on 09/04/2020 8:53 AM
The Ohio Harness Horsemen’s Association (OHHA) will host “Super Sunday at Scioto” presented by the Galbreath Equine Center at The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center on Sunday from Eldorado Scioto Downs on Facebook live. Post time is at 6 p.m. and the livestream event will begin at 6:30 p.m. and include coverage of the Ohio Sires Stakes finals and the #Sen...
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Cool Winds Farm riding high in Ohio Sires Stakes finals

on 09/04/2020 8:37 AM
Randy and Kim Haines are having the time of their lives. The husband-and-wife team are uber-psyched for the Ohio Sires Stakes (OSS) championships on Sunday night at Scioto Downs.      The Haines, who own and operate Cool Winds Farm in Lima, Ohio, are giddy with anticipation as 12 of the starters in these OSS Championships are progeny of Ohio-registered stallions standin...
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17YO Olsen drives first winner in last-minute drive

on 09/04/2020 8:33 AM
Seventeen-year-old Cole Olsen won his first race ever as a driver Thursday at the Virginia Harness Horse Association's Matinee Meet aboard a horse that had not reached the winner's circle in almost four years and a horse he had not planned to drive until just minutes before the race.   The Maryland-based Olsen came to Virginia Wednesday with seven qualifying starts at Ocean Do...
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Mass-eligible Ry's Red Rocket scores at Plainridge

on 09/04/2020 8:21 AM
Massachusetts-bred 3-year-old Ry’s Red Rocket (Sunshine Beach-Mo Molly Blue Chip) will be a formidable foe in the Massachusetts Sire Stakes that start later this month after she tuned up with a commanding win in the $15,000 feature pace at Plainridge Park on Thursday afternoon (Sept. 3).   Matty “Ice” Athearn left with Ry’s Red Rocket and dictated the entire ra...
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Somethingbeautiful defeats Hot Mess Express in ISS

on 09/04/2020 8:20 AM
wo-year-old pacing fillies were featured in their fourth round of Indiana Sires Stakes action at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Thursday, September 3. Two divisions highlighted the evening’s racing action and both divisions saw the winners lowering their lifetime marks to 1:51:4. In the first division, Somethingbeautiful turned in an impressive effort to kept her unb...
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Southwind Tyrion undefeated with Wellwood elim win

on 09/04/2020 8:16 AM
Undefeated rookie trotters were the stars of the show in Thursday evening’s eliminations for the Wellwood Memorial and Peaceful Way at Woodbine Mohawk Park.   Each event for two-year-old trotters required two $30,000 eliminations to determine the fields for their respective finals, to be held on Saturday, September 12. This year’s William Wellwood Memorial comes with added...
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Hanover yearling inspection videos now online

on 09/03/2020 4:37 PM
The inspection videos for the twelve Hanover Shoe Farms yearlings being sold Friday September 18,2020 at the Ohio Selected Jug sale are now available online both on the farm website as well as the sale website   These yearlings are available for inspection at the farm. Please call Dr.  Bridgette Jablonsky at 717.578.7395 to schedule an...
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Mohawk stakes, PASS & OHSS finals in Preview

on 09/03/2020 4:05 PM
Last weekend we had the North America Cup card at Woodbine Mohawk Park, and this weekend the major stakes action remains in Canada as the racetrack hosts another huge night of racing. In the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview, trainer Chris Ryder talks about his chances with Bettor’s Wish in the Canadian Pacing Derby. Trainer Nancy Takter gives her take on Manchego starting from th...
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Hoosier Park will host Breeders Crown with spectators

on 09/03/2020 3:20 PM
Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will host the 2020 Breeders Crown on Friday, Oct. 30, and Saturday, Oct. 31, with limited spectators, in accordance with the approved health and safety plan for the event. The 2020 Breeders Crown event, presented by The Libfeld-Katz Breeding Partnership, will be a ticketed-only event with three main experiences hosted in a limited-capa...
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Todd McCarthy off to fast start in North America

on 09/03/2020 2:57 PM
Over the past several years, driver Todd McCarthy contemplated leaving his native Australia to continue his career in North America. Watching his brother Andy win four Breeders Crown trophies last October at Woodbine Mohawk Park helped convince McCarthy to do it in 2020.   The global coronavirus pandemic put his plans on hold for several months, but McCarthy finally was able to comple...
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Meadowlands returns Saturday with new betting menu

on 09/03/2020 2:48 PM
It may have only been four weeks since Ramona Hill beat the boys in a thrilling Hambletonian where wagering soared to heights not seen in some time, but for impatient Meadowlands fans, the wait for racing to return to the top track in the game is finally over, as live action at the mile oval resumes Saturday, Sept. 5 at 7:15 p.m. Given the “new normal” that is life in the covid-19...
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Mohawk Park's first post Saturday set for 7:20 pm

on 09/03/2020 2:43 PM
Woodbine Mohawk Park would like to remind all horsepeople, fans and horseplayers of this Saturday’s post time change. Post time for the 12-race Canadian Pacing Derby and Maple Leaf Trot card has been pushed back to 7:20 p.m. The later post time is due to the Kentucky Derby, which is scheduled to be run at 7:01 p.m. More than $2 million in purses will be up for grabs on Saturday’s s...
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