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Rockn Stien is fine in Dayton feature

on 11/21/2016 12:00 AM
 Rockn Stien, still in the Halloween spirit, was frighteningly good on Monday afternoon as he bested eight rivals in the $15,000 Open Trot at Hollywood Dayton Raceway. The 4-year-old son of Valley Victor, with driver Josh Sutton in tow, got looped out of the gate by Banker Volo (Kyle Ater) and Revenue Agent (Peter Wrenn), but didn’t wait long before abandoning the pylons for an outer...
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Crosby upsets in DSBF; Progress field set

on 11/21/2016 12:00 AM
A 17-1 shot, Linda MacDonald and Susan Durham’s homebred Crosby came from fifth at the three-quarters with George Dennis piloting to pass horses in deep stretch for a 2:03.3 victory to win the $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) championship on Monday at Dover Downs. Check Six and Manhattan Beach each won their $35,000 Hap Hansen Progress Pace eliminations while Lit...
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LA Delight tabbed Courageous Lady favorite

on 11/21/2016 12:00 AM
The $120,000 Courageous Lady goes postward this Saturday evening at Northfield Park. The Grand Circuit race is an open event for North America’s top 3-year-old filly pacers and once again has attracted an impressive slate of talent.   This year’s Jugette winner, LA Delight, will start from post eight and has been named the 5-2 early favorite by Northfield Park Executive Vice President o...
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Thats The Ticket wins Three Diamonds

on 11/20/2016 12:00 AM
Thats The Ticket charged home to win the $427,000 Three Diamonds for two-year-old pacing fillies at odds of 5-1 Saturday night at Woodbine Racetrack. The Chris Ryder trained pacing filly was able to convert off a perfect third-over trip from driver David Miller for her second win in 14 starts. IdyllicBeach, the 6-5 favourite, left out hard to grab command ahead of a pesky Someomensom...
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Magic Presto launches to Goldsmith Maid victory

on 11/20/2016 12:00 AM
Sent off the 5-2 second choice, Magic Presto sat a pocket trip to 3-5 favorite Princess Aurora before edging off the pylons in the stretch and sweeping to a 1:55.4 victory in the $447,000 Goldsmith Maid Final Saturday evening at Woodbine Racetrack. Brian Sears guided Richard "Nifty" Norman trainee Magic Presto to the front before the first turn, with Temple Ruins tucking into second and P...
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Snowstorm Hanover blasts rivals in Valley Victory

on 11/20/2016 12:00 AM
Snowstorm Hanover grabbed control early in the mile and coasted around the Woodbine oval to a 1:55.1 win as the 7-5 public choice in the $404,000 Valley Victory Final on Saturday evening. The Ron Burke-trained colt by Muscle Massive out of the Andover Hall mare Snow Angel Hanover was sent to the front by driver Matt Kakaley, trotting splits of :28.1 and :57.3. Into the final turn, Sn...
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Downbytheseaside wins with authority in Governor’s Cup

on 11/20/2016 12:00 AM
Downbytheseaside got one back on rival Huntsville Saturday night in the $520,000 Governor’s Cup at Woodbine Racetrack. The Brian Brown trained colt delivered a powerful performance to win the final major race of the season for two-year-olds in 1:51.1. Driven by David Miller, Downbytheseaside was unhurried at the start and got away fifth, directly behind Huntsville, the 1/5 fav...
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Langley stepping down as USTA president

on 11/20/2016 12:00 AM
U.S. Trotting Association President and Director Phil Langley announced Sunday (Nov. 20) at a meeting of the USTA Board of Directors executive committee at the Columbus (Ohio) Airport Marriott hotel that he will resign from those positions effective Dec. 31, 2016. His current term was set to expire in 2019. Langley explained that given the situation in Illinois, where both Balmoral and Maywood...
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Stratton reaches 3,000th career win

on 11/20/2016 12:00 AM
After nearly doing it with a 73-1 number a race earlier, driver Jordan Stratton won his 3,000th career race Sunday afternoon. Stratton teamed with Bingo Queen ($7.70) for a powerful, first-up Yonkers Raceway victory in the $21,600, second-race trot. The pair negotiated the mile-and-a-quarter distance in 2:29 en route to a 2¾-length win. Stratton nearly blew up the tote board in the ...
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Jacks To Open and Hannah Miller win Billings

on 11/20/2016 12:00 AM
On a day when the wind howled down the Delaware River and caused a 25mph+ stretch obstacle at Harrah's Philadelphia, it seems only appropriate that "Hurricane" Hannah Miller blew into town, and the 2015 Amateur Driver of the Year won the 2016 $25,000 C.K.G. Billings Amateur Driving Series Gold Cup with Jacks To Open by 8½ lengths in 1:58.2. One of the few disappointments of Hannah's 2015 racin...
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Sophomores impress in Autumn Series finals

on 11/19/2016 12:00 AM
The Autumn Series for Ontario-Sired three-year-olds came to a close Friday night at Woodbine Racetrack with four added money finals. The conditions Friday were as close to a perfect as they could get for a November evening, as mild temperatures and a 'Fast' track was the scene at Woodbine. Georgies Pockets started the evening by completing the sweep of the three-year-old colt and gel...
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Dayton feature goes to Town Temptress

on 11/19/2016 12:00 AM
Town Temptress won her fourth Hollywood Dayton Raceway Fillies and Mares Open pace on Friday (Nov. 18), topping Endeavors Fantasy by a neck with Mystical Nectar third by that same narrow margin.  Eight of the nine mares in the talented field finished within 3-1/4 lengths of each other at the finish line. Endeavors Fantasy (Kayne Kauffman) flashed the quickest early speed, stopping the cloc...
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Tessa Seelster wins, Always B Miki retired at M1

on 11/19/2016 12:00 AM
After patiently tracking an exacting pace, odds-on favorite Tessa Seelster ($3.00) was able to chase down pocket rival Inittowinafortune to capture Friday's (November 18) featured $17,500 top-level distaff pace at The Meadowlands. Tessa Seelster was anxious to move forward when the gates folded in, but Yannick Gingras was able to wrangle the 4-year-old daughter of Shadow Play into a track...
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Latest Desire wins 3rd straight at Meadows

on 11/19/2016 12:00 AM
Latest Desire made it three straight wins Saturday at The Meadows when he pulled the pocket in the stretch, overpowered the leader and captured the $20,000 Preferred Handicap Pace. Latest Desire was jumping up two classes to the Preferred, so the pocket trip Dan Rawlings gave him was a big help. The 6-year-old Real Desire-Latest Design gelding blew by Shooter's Dream and held off Kingofth...
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Bet You takes open pace at Saratoga

on 11/19/2016 12:00 AM
Bet You (Bettor's Delight) went back to back in the Saturday feature as the young pacer came from well off the pace to prevail in the $16,000 Open Pace on Saturday night at Saratoga. After winning his first local Open last week, the Heidi Rohr-trained Bet You got away fifth in the six horse feature and as the fractions were hot on the lead, the rejuvenated pacer sat patiently before makin...
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Martini Hanover toasts Dayton's Saturday feature

on 11/19/2016 12:00 AM
Martini Hanover survived a grueling first-over journey in the $15,000 Open Pace at Hollywood Dayton Raceway on Saturday (Nov. 19) to win his first local feature race over Fancy Creek Elusiv (Eric Goodell) and Secret Threat (Kayne Kauffman) in 1:52.2. Amazingly, especially in view of his remarkable consistency, the winner was being driven by his eighth different driver in his last eight starts...
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Hyway Marcus wins RUS Trot at Rosecroft

on 11/18/2016 12:00 AM
After finishing second in the RUS America Trot at Ocean Downs this past summer, Hyway Marcus' team was determined to make their next trip to the Free State a victorious one and it indeed was the case Thursday evening at Rosecroft Raceway as the 5-year-old altered son of Gut Instinct was victorious in the $5,000 RUS America Trot presented by the Cloverleaf Standardbred Owners Association, ...
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Craib, 21, drives first-ever winner at Dayton

on 11/18/2016 12:00 AM
The 21-year-old Hoosier native Clay Craib notched his first-ever driving triumph on Thursday night at Hollywood Dayton in his first-ever drive outside the state of Indiana. The provisional reinsman guided Pan Full Of Money, a 5-year-old mare, to her maiden-breaking winin the fourth race, clocked in 1:56.4.   The rookie driver got away third along the pylons from the two hole be...
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Market Share takes on 6 in Big M featured trot

on 11/18/2016 12:00 AM
Market Share, the 2012 Hambletonian winner, squares off against Rock of Cashel and five others in Saturday night's top trot at The Meadowlands. The $13,000 conditioned event is carded as the second of 11 races on the evening's program.   The 27-time winner boasts over $3.7 million in career earnings, and enters the race off a third-place effort behind Mambo Lindy in a similar e...
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Goshen Yearling Sale set for Sept. 10, 2017

on 11/18/2016 12:00 AM
The third annual Goshen Yearling Sale has been scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, at the Mark Ford Training Center in Middletown, N.Y.   Goshen Yearling Sale president, Bob Boni noted, "We made every effort to avoid the conflicts that we unfortunately had in the 2016 sale schedule. With our second sale last year, we continued to grow and provide a very necessary venue for a varie...
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