LeWayne Miller doubles up in INSS action Friday

on 09/05/2020 7:43 AM
Pacing colts and geldings, both freshmen and sophomore, took to the track for Indiana Sires Stakes action on Fridayat Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. While the 2 year olds raced their fourth round and the 3 year olds raced their fifth, driver-trainer LeWayne Miller was the common thread as he grabbed victories in both ages with freshman JK Going West and...
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Ocean Downs hosts 3YO Standardbred Fund Stakes

on 09/04/2020 11:08 PM
Ocean Downs hosted the Maryland Standardbred Fund Stakes for three-year-olds on Thursday (Sept. 3) and Friday (Sept. 4). On Thursday evening, two splits for pacing fillies went to post as races one and five, both having a purse of $11,800. Bolt Of Beauty (Bolt The Duer) with Allan Davis in the bike and Chart Topper (Bettor’s Delight) with Sean Bier were two and three deep past t...
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Common Sense, Kasha V win NJSS races at Freehold

on 09/04/2020 10:34 PM
A pair of New Jersey Sire Stakes- Standardbred Development Fund races were held at Freehold Raceway on Friday (Sept. 4). One race saw the heavy chalk win, another saw an upset. 1/10 favorite Common Sense S won the second leg of the series for 3-year-old trotting fillies by 3-1/2 lengths. Steve Smith put her on the lead early on, clearing to the pylons just after the opening quarter. From ther...
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Gregg Keidel cops amateur trot at Scioto

on 09/04/2020 9:19 PM
Outstanding rock and soul artist, James Brown, chirped in one of his top-ten charters "It's a man's world, but its nothing without a woman or a girl" and Gregg Keidel surely concurs after he guided Matteriel to an easy 1:55.4 victory in a leg of the Great Lakes Amateur Driving Association's at Scioto Downs on Friday evening, turning back five others of whom four were mem...
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Barn Holden & Chaptiama get NYSS wins at Vernon 

on 09/04/2020 9:17 PM
Vernon Downs played host for two divisions of the New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) for sophomore trotting colts & geldings on Friday (September 4).      Barn Holden (Mark MacDonald) holds on to win the $55,000 first division.    Hobbs (Jason Bartlett) jumped out to the early lead but Barn Holden ($6.10) went by and took over with a lap to go.  H...
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So Amazing, Moni For Lindy take MASS preps at Plainridge

on 09/04/2020 8:25 PM
The Friday afternoon (Sept. 4) card at Plainridge Park featured a pair of $15,000 races for 2-year-olds of both gaits who may be competing in the Massachusetts Sire Stakes later this month and if today's results are any indication, that series will be very tough this year.   The Nauset Light for freshman pacers was won by So Amazing (So Surreal-Teddy Ballgirl) on the strength of a...
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Palone wins 7; Rock Candy takes Meadows Friday feature

on 09/04/2020 7:14 PM
Dave Palone, harness racing's all-time "winningest" driver, padded his margin a bit Friday at The Meadows when he captured seven of the card's 13 races. Three of those victories were for trainer Kevin Johnson.   In Friday's feature, a $17,900 Open Handicap Pace, Rock Candy was shuffled to fifth after grabbing the early lead but found wide racing room through the ...
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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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