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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NY governor says casinos can open Sept. 9

on 09/03/2020 11:22 AM
The Albany (NY) Times Union has reported that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday morning that casinos in the state can reopen for business Sept. 9.   The casinos will be limited to 25 percent capacity, and table games will not be allowed unless physical barriers are installed between patrons at the table. Slot machines will be open, but players must be spaced at least six fee...
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Sam Landy rings bell at NY Stock Exchange

on 09/03/2020 10:06 AM
UMH Properties President and CEO Sam Landy, also a director on the Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey’s board, ran the New York Stock Exchange’s opening bell on Aug.25 to celebrate a new Fannie Mae loan product for manufactured housing communities. Representatives from UMH Properties, Wells Fargo and Fannie Mae participated in the ceremony alongside Landy...
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Betsy Brown wins 500th race at Shenandoah

on 09/03/2020 8:34 AM
Driver Betsy Brown won her 500th career race Wednesday at the Shenandoah County Fairgrounds as the Virginia Harness Horse Association's three-day Matinee Meet kicked off.   Brown, who won her first race in the sulky in 1979, directed Believe In Him to career victory number 19 in a $2,000 Free For All Trot. The 6-year-old Conway Hall mare led at the quarter, surrendered the lead br...
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Trotters battle in stakes action at Hoosier Park 

on 09/03/2020 7:50 AM
Indiana Sires Stakes action is in full swing at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino as the evening' 14-race card on Wednesday, September 2 featured two divisions for the three-year-old trotting fillies and two divisions for the two-year-old trotting colts. The sophomores were squaring off in round five of their seven round series while it was the fourth of six rounds for the two-ye...
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Hen Party equals Saratoga track record in NYSS

on 09/03/2020 7:47 AM
Wednesday evening’s program featured the final installment of the New York Sires Stakes (NYSS) for the summer at Saratoga Casino Hotel. The 3-year-old pacing fillies took center stage with races of $74,500 and $75,900 highlighting the card on an evening in which the track record for sophomore fillies was matched.   Hen Party (Roll With Joe-My Lady Day) has simply been sensatio...
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Schedule changes for Delaware, OH Grand Circuit week

on 09/02/2020 9:25 PM
The Delaware (Ohio) Grand Circuit week will have a couple of changes to its original race schedule. The Buckeye Stallion Series leg for the two-year-old trotting fillies will be contested on Tuesday, September 22. The event was originally scheduled for Wednesday. The Spring Haven Farm Ladies Driving Championship has been added back to the Tuesday schedule. The $2,500 series final will be s...
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HS Judy Jetson wins Meadows feature in the slop

on 09/02/2020 6:58 PM
Parked out through a demanding 27.3 opening quarter in the slop, HS Judy Jetson still had little trouble capturing Wednesday's feature at The Meadows, a $10,200 Conditioned Trot.   The 4-year-old daughter of Great George Two-Broadway Fooling easily repelled the first-over challenge of Explosive Form and scored for Tony Hall in 1:56.1. The pocket-sitting Swanind Fastlane was second...
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Spadaro thrilled Coraggioso has 3 finalists

on 09/02/2020 2:06 PM
Joe Spadaro has come a long way from his Queens, NY, childhood, working nearly his entire life in the harness racing industry, first as a trainer, then as a racing commission executive and now has an owner-breeder.   "Growing up in New York, harness racing was big time," Spadaro, 78, recalled. "Later, when I lived in Hicksville, Long Island—about three miles from ...
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Scioto extends meet to Sept. 12; OHSS finals drawn Wed. night

on 09/02/2020 11:47 AM
In a joint effort between Eldorado Scioto Downs, Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway, and the Ohio Harness Horsemen’s Association,  Scioto Downs is extending its race meet one week. Instead of closing the weekend before Labor Day, closing night will now be Saturday, Sept. 12.   "Scioto agreeing to host what would have been our opening week will allow us to keep our purs...
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Can Guardian Angel As go back to back in Maple Leaf Trot?

on 09/02/2020 11:16 AM
Guardian Angel AS will attempt to become only the third horse in three decades to win the Maple Leaf Trot in consecutive years when he faces nine foes in Saturday’s $560,000 event for older trotters at Woodbine Mohawk Park. A 6-year-old stallion, Guardian Angel AS heads to the Maple Leaf off a track-record 1:50.4 victory in the Crawford Farms Open Trot on Aug. 16 at Tioga Downs. Fo...
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Profound Paragon stays undefeated with Grassroots score

on 09/02/2020 8:34 AM
Profound Paragon put a six race unbeaten streak on the line at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Tuesday, Sept. 1, and cruised to an effortless 1:55.4 personal best in the first of five $23,150 Grassroots divisions for the three-year-old trotting fillies. With regular reinsman Jean Bernard “Bert” Renaud in the race bike, Profound Paragon lined up at Post 4 in the field of nine and soon afte...
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Yoder upsets with Ima Diamond Babe at 53-1 in ISS

on 09/02/2020 8:32 AM
Indiana Sires Stakes action returned to Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Tuesday, Sept. 1, with two $38,000 divisions for the two-year-old trotting fillies. The fourth round of stakes action for the freshman trotting fillies brought new faces to the winner’s circle as Ima Diamond Babe and Shirley Goodness scored the first stakes victories of their young careers. &...
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Harrington hat trick for King barn

on 09/01/2020 10:52 PM
The high-powered Jim King Jr. stable demonstrated its prowess Tuesday with three wins on the Harrington Raceway card.  The Harrington-based stable which campaigns two of harness racing's brightest stars, 2019 Horse of the Year Shartin N and 2019 2-year-old Pacing Filly Of The Year Lyons Sentinel, prevailed with all three starters on the program, Stealing Base...
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Canadian Pacing Derby, Maple Leaf Trot set for Saturday

on 09/01/2020 10:45 PM
Fresh off a record-setting Pepsi North America Cup, Woodbine Mohawk Park continues “Grand Circuit Month” with an all-star $2 million stakes-filled card on Saturday night.  The $560,000 Maple Leaf Trot and $540,000 Canadian Pacing Derby bring the best older horses in the sport to Mohawk Park. Both events received a format change this year, removing eliminations and taking the ...
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Splash Brother, Uhtred win NYSS divisions

on 09/01/2020 6:01 PM
Three-year-old pacing colts and geldings were featured on Tuesday afternoon at Saratoga Casino Hotel as part of the New York Sires Stakes.   Splash Brother (So Surreal-Sugarcoated- The Panderosa) just missed the track record for 3-year-old geldings when the Ray Schnittker-trained superstar paced to a 1:51 victory in his $74,500 division of the Sires Stakes. Tyler Buter sat beh...
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Blue Ivy best in Meadows F&M feature

on 09/01/2020 5:58 PM
Blue Ivy shrugged off the challenge of her stablemate, Touchamatic, and rolled to victory in Tuesday’s $16,200 Filly & Mare Open Handicap Pace at The Meadows.   Blue Ivy sped to the lead from post 6 in a demanding 26.3, a quarter that might have left her vulnerable. But when Touchamatic moved uncovered from third, Blue Ivy found more for Aaron Merriman and triumphed in a car...
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