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World record miles in ISS freshman divisions

on 10/08/2016 2:00 AM
Huntsville and Downbytheseaside were the quickest winners of the four divisions of the $262,000 International Stallion Stakes for 2-year-old pacing colts and geldings on Saturday, winning in 1:49 to equal the world record set by Sweet Lou at Woodbine Racetrack in 2011.   Sweeping to command after Rock The Boat set a :27 quarter, Huntsville led to the half and three quarters in ...
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Zane Hanover springs 93-1 surprise in ISS 2FP

on 10/08/2016 2:00 AM
Flying up the pylons as the even-money favorite, Loreenas Ruffian drifted on the lead, and Zane Hanover sprinted to a 1:50.4 win at 93-1 in the first of four divisions of the $260,000 International Stallion Stakes (ISS) at The Red Mile on Saturday.   Robin J grabbed the lead from Loreenas Ruffian, who then circled to take control after a :27.4 quarter. She led through splits of :55....
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Lexington sale finishes with average of $56,304

on 10/08/2016 2:00 AM
The Lexington Selected Yearling Sale concluded its 2016 auction at the Fasig-Tipton Sales Pavilion in Lexington on Saturday night and the momentum of the earlier sessions continued as the final session posted a double-digit increase in average, which gave the entire sale a whopping 24.6 percent boost.   A total of 573 horses were sold for a gross of $32,262,000, generating an averag...
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PA Fair championships held at Meadows

on 10/08/2016 2:00 AM
Struggling to make up ground on an off track, Waterview Hanover lunged at the wire and got up by a nose to collect her second Pennsylvania Fairs championship Saturday at The Meadows.   On a chilly, overcast day when overnight and morning rain made for a "good" surface, The Meadows hosted all eight $24,200 finals for 2- and 3-year-olds. The air may have been cool, but the races were ...
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Igotyourcrazy rallies to Shenandoah victory

on 10/08/2016 2:00 AM
Igotyourcrazy came outside from fifth in the final turn then passed all four front steppers late in the stretch en route to a thrilling conditioned race victory at Shenandoah Downs on Saturday. Reinsman Roger Plante Jr. directed the come from behind effort and with two wins on the day, pulled into a second place tie with Frank Milby in the driver standings with one day to go in the inaugural m...
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Every Way Out, Misqued take Grassroots

on 10/08/2016 2:00 AM
Freehold Raceway hosted two New Jersey Sire Stakes Standardbred Development Fund Finals for 2-year-old pacers, on Saturday, Oct. 8.   The $35,000 final in the colt division was won by Every Way Out. The Dylan Davis trainee made up for his miscue last week in the second leg of the series winning in 1:56.2. Driven by Joe Bongiorno the If I Can Dream colt notched his eighth win...
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Allbeef N Nobull, Bourbon Bay score at PcD

on 10/08/2016 2:00 AM
Allbeef N Nobull and Bourbon Bay, which sounds like a very good dinner, were the winners of the $15,500 featured events on the pace and trot, respectively, on Saturday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono.   Allbeef N Nobull swung four-wide head stretch from third-over and, still some 3 1/2 lengths out approaching midstretch, took advantage of a big late kick and a helping tailw...
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St Lads Moonwalk wins Vernon feature

on 10/08/2016 2:00 AM
The Kellogg Racing Stables, LLC's St Lads Moonwalk ($3.80) made his Miracle Mile debut a winning one, capturing Saturday (October 8) evening's featured $7,900 pacing event at Vernon Downs in decisive fashion.   The 3-year-old Mach Three colt enjoyed success in the Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots Series through the summer, earning his two most recent preliminary-event wins from off t...
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Backstretch With Gordon: Wow, Walner!

on 10/07/2016 2:00 AM
Wow! What another gorgeous Friday morning in Lexington. High today in the low 80s, with lots of sunshine. It's supposed to cool off a bit over the next two days, but what's wrong with 70 degrees and plenty of sun? Speaking of wow, how about that performance yesterday afternoon by Walner, who set a new world record for 2-year-old colt trotters with a 1:51.3 effort. Let's give that another wo...
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Luck Be Withyou, Mel Mara lead Kane Memorial

on 10/07/2016 2:00 AM
Seven horses with a combined lifetime earnings of more than $11 million comprise the field for the 14th annual $50,000 Robert J. Kane Memorial Pace, which will be contested at Batavia Downs on Saturday night (Oct. 8).   The Kane Memorial is dedicated to the former chairman of the board of Western Regional Off-Track Betting Corporation, which owns and operates Batavia Downs, Robert J...
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Dia Monde wins Ontario Gold at Mohawk

on 10/07/2016 2:00 AM
After finishing third in five straight Gold Series starts, stretching back to September 2015, three-year-old trotting gelding Dia Monde grabbed a win in the last regular season event of his career at Mohawk Racetrack on Thursday evening. In rein to Milton resident Randy Waples Dia Monde left smartly from Post 6 and landed second behind early leader Dunvegan Don, who led the field to a :27 o...
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NY announces more security for International

on 10/07/2016 2:00 AM
The New York State Gaming Commission today announced enhanced security protocols for all horses participating in the $1 million International Trot at Yonkers Raceway on Oct. 15. This is the first time that such additional safeguards to protect the integrity of the sport and ensure the welfare of horses have been implemented for New York harness racing. The Commission already has such measures ...
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Ruiz, Bauslaugh fined for Jugette barn incident

on 10/07/2016 2:00 AM
The Ohio State racing Commission (OSRC) has issued $1,000 fines to trainer Matias Ruiz and veterinarian Dr. Louis Bauslaugh for their part in what led to the scratching of I Said Diamonds from the Jugette for 3-year-old filly pacers on Wednesday, Sept. 21, at Delaware, Ohio.   The morning before the Jugette, Dr. Bauslaugh was in the Jugette Barn stall of I Said Diamonds adminis...
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Futurity preview in new Weekend Preview!

on 10/07/2016 2:00 AM
The two-week Grand Circuit meet is heading toward its conclusion Sunday afternoon, and the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview takes a look at all the action, including Marion Marauder’s attempt to become the ninth winner of trotting’s Triple Crown. We talked to trainers Paula Wellwood and Mike Keeling about Marion Marauder’s chances, and we received some input from some of t...
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Ariana G grandest in ISS 2FT splits

on 10/07/2016 2:00 AM
Overtaking pacesetter Cool Cates after the half, Ariana G strolled around the far turn and through the stretch to win one of four divisions of the $255,000 International Stallion Stake for 2-year-old trotting fillies in 1:51.3 on Friday afternoon at The Red Mile.   Setting splits of :27.4 and :55.4, Cool Cates led before losing the lead to Ariana G, who was flushed first over by Che...
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Lexington Selected Friday average climbs

on 10/07/2016 2:00 AM
The Lexington Selected Yearling Sale posted another strong average price on Friday night as the 113 horses sold generated a figure of $25,522. That's an increase of $4,184 over last year's Session 4 average of $21,338, or 19.6 percent.   Overall, through four sessions the sale has generated an average price of $62,226 for 491 yearlings. That's up 24.4 percent, or $12,203, from the 2...
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Lex still strong; $350,000 top price on 2nd night

on 10/06/2016 2:00 AM
The second session of the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale could accurately be described as more subdued compared to the opening session, but serious buyers were in attendance and drove the sale to maintain an average price of $92,717 through two sessions. With a total of 233 yearlings sold, that is a 20.7 percent increase over the average of $76,805 through the first two sessions in 2015. ...
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Control The Moment to stand at Tara Hills

on 10/06/2016 2:00 AM
Tara Hills Stud is very pleased to announce that O'Brien Award winner Control The Moment p, 2, 1:49.2; 3, 1:48.2 ($1,227,832) will begin his stud career at our facility beginning with the 2017 breeding season. Trained throughout his career by Brad Maxwell, Control The Moment enjoyed a nearly flawless rookie season, winning eight of nine starts which included the Metro elimination and final,...
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Jesse V takes third straight Indiana final

on 10/06/2016 2:00 AM
Freshman trotting colts were the featured attraction at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino in the fifth and final round of $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes finals on Wednesday, October 5. With Ricky Macomber Jr. in the bike, Jesse V staged a valiant stretch rally to prevail in a tight photo for win in 1:58.2 and notch his third consecutive victory in the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes finals. Leavi...
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Master Clave leads Delaware 2YO champs

on 10/06/2016 2:00 AM
More than $500,000 in total purses was at stake Wednesday night at Harrington Raceway as the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) $100,000 final events for 2-year-olds headlined the program.   It was a big night for driver Ross Wolfenden, who was the winning pilot in two of the DSBF final events and had five wins on the program.   Wolfenden guided unbeaten trotter M...
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