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Beth Cain named Lady Pace honoree

on 09/08/2016 2:00 AM
Elizabeth "Beth" Cain, the long-time stallion nomination administrator of the Ohio Breeders Championships, will be honored as the 2016 Lady Pace Honoree during the Grand Circuit meet at the Delaware County Fair.   Cain was a part of the team that founded and administered the Ohio Breeders Championship which began in 1986 and is contested during the Jug week at the Delaware County F...
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Wind Of The North looks to defend Noble title

on 09/08/2016 2:00 AM
When a horse establishes track records, is a world champion and competes in the Elitlopp, naturally expectations are going to be sky high for his next year of competition. While Wind Of The North commenced his season in grand style, his performances this summer have not been as stellar as his connections anticipated.   His conditioner, however, feels the 6-year-old gelded son of Can...
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Lexington Selected has new feature on Equineline

on 09/08/2016 2:00 AM
Principals at the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale are excited to announce that there's a new feature on the Equineline Sales Catalog app that allows users to view yearling videos with each catalog page. To view each horse's video, simply go to the catalog page of a particular yearling, and then click the arrow on the tab at the left. Videos are being added as each consignor provides them. ...
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Maple Leaf starter Nahar stabled at Burgess farm

on 09/08/2016 2:00 AM
While his owners are preparing for the World Cup of Hockey, Nahar has been preparing for the Maple Leaf Trot and getting used to his new surroundings. The 11-year-old Swedish trotting star arrived in Canada last week and has been stabled at Blair Burgess' farm near Mohawk Racetrack.   Nahar, who is owned by Daniel and Henrik Sedin of the Vancouver Canucks, was accompanied to Canada ...
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Shenandoah Downs to open PM meet

on 09/08/2016 2:00 AM
Shenandoah Downs in Woodstock, Va., will play host to its first pari-mutuel program on Saturday. Post time for the 10-race card is 1 p.m., with four $40,000 Virginia Breeders Fund finals are scheduled to be raced that day. Betting machines arrived at the fairgrounds on Wednesday. During the summer improvements were made to the half-mile oval at the Shenandoah County Fairgrounds. The turns w...
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Stakes action galore in new Weekend Preview!

on 09/08/2016 2:00 AM
Its stakes action galore this weekend at Mohawk with eliminations for several major events taking place. In the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview, Gordon Waterstone takes an overview look at the races, and goes inside the Elegantimage with Caprice Hill owner Tom Hill. He also reviews Saturday's Ewart and Noble memorial races at Scioto Downs, with the Ewart arguably being a "rubber mat...
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PA 2YO champs back to defend titles

on 09/08/2016 2:00 AM
All four Pennsylvania juvenile champions — Pure Country, Broadway Donna, Ideal Jimmy, Lagerfeld — will defend their titles in Saturday's $1,208,000 PA Sires Stakes championships for 3-year-olds at The Meadows. Each division sports a $252,000 final and a $50,000 consolation. First post is 1 PM.   Diamond Creek Racing's Pure Country is perhaps the flashiest of the quartet — she ...
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Big M to post videos of 40 memorable races

on 09/08/2016 2:00 AM
The Meadowlands Racetrack will celebrate its 40th anniversary during the opening weekend of its Fall Meet on Saturday, Oct. 22. To kick off the countdown to the celebration, the legendary New Jersey horse racing facility will post videos of the track's 40 most memorable races, one each day leading up to the anniversary celebration. The first video will be posted to the track's Facebook and Twi...
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Vernon announces 20 percent purse increase

on 09/08/2016 2:00 AM
Vernon Downs has instituted a roughly 20 percent purse increase over the last two weeks, according to director of racing Scott Warren.   "Due to fewer races being carded and a purse account surplus, we want to reward the horsemen who have been here the whole meet and supported our program week in and week out," said Warren.   Open events have been bumped up from $9,000 to...
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Say hey, it's Wiggle It Jiggleit!

on 09/08/2016 2:00 AM
Ted Kluszewski once said, "I'm not sure what the hell charisma is, but I get the feeling it's Willie Mays." Kluszewski, a star for the Cincinnati Reds in the 1940s and '50s, never got to see Wiggle It Jiggleit, but one gets the feeling he could have uttered the aforementioned statement about harness racing's main attraction.   Wiggle It Jiggleit, who races in Saturday's $225,000 Jim...
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Teague scored four at Harrington

on 09/08/2016 2:00 AM
Montrell Teague will be heading to Ohio on a high note. The 25-year-old pilot won four races on the Harrington Raceway program Thursday as he prepares to leave for Scioto Downs to drive reigning horse of the year Wiggle It JIggleit in the $225,000 Jim Ewart Memorial at Scioto Downs Saturday.   For the third straight night a driver won four races at Harrington. On Tuesday (Sept....
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Roaring To Go, Tequila Monday win NYSS

on 09/08/2016 2:00 AM
 New York Sires Stakes resumed downstate Thursday night, with Yonkers Raceway hosting the $143,224 New York Sire Stakes Frank Becerra Pace for 2-year-old-fillies. With just nine young ladies at the prom, the event went as one, five-horse wagering group and one $70,912, four-horse non-bettor.   Roaring To Go (Brett Miller) popped the pocket in the early event, disposing of early...
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Top fillies to meet in Elegantimage elim

on 09/08/2016 2:00 AM
After each winning consecutive Grand Circuit events, Caprice Hill and Emoticon Hanover will meet up in one of two Elegantimage eliminations Friday night at Mohawk Racetrack.   The Elegantimage eliminations for 3-year-old trotting fillies are joined by the eliminations for the William Wellwood Memorial on Friday evening's 11-race card.   Caprice Hill and Emoticon Hanover, ...
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All Charged Up goes back-to-back at Batavia

on 09/08/2016 2:00 AM
Vernon Downs invaders All Charged Up and her trainer/driver John MacDonald have made Batavia Downs their second home now that they've won their second straight $10,000 fillies and mares Open pace on Wednesday night.   MacDonald fired right to the front when the gate released the field and All Charged Up took complete control of the race. With the field in single file behind her and ...
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Morand hits grand slam at Harrington

on 09/08/2016 2:00 AM
For the second straight night at Harrington Raceway, one driver won 40 percent of the races. After Victor Kirby's grand slam on Tuesday, it was Jim Morand's night on Wednesday as the winner of nearly 9,500 races lifetime, piloted four winners on the 10-race program.   Morand's winners included, Southwind Ike ($7.40), Quit Smoking Now ($9.60), Royal Status ($11.20) and Ragazzo Dolce ...
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Control The Moment retired from racing

on 09/08/2016 2:00 AM
Control The Moment has been retired from racing due to an injury. A press release issued Thursday morning stated, "It is with sadness that the owners of Control the Moment must announce that he has suffered a career ending injury, which has forced him to prematurely retire from racing. We will always have his remarkable racing career to look back upon, winning eight of nine starts as a tw...
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Betting Line, Racing Hill favored in Jug Futures

on 09/08/2016 2:00 AM
Wagering on the first of two Little Brown Jug future wagering pools began at 12 noon on Thursday, and continues through 11 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 11, at racetracks and internet sites throughout North America and Europe.   Betting Line has been installed as the 5-2 morning line favorite. The brown son of Bettor's Delight has won 10 straight starts and has banked more th...
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Pocono looking for gray or roan horses

on 09/07/2016 2:00 AM
As the racing season heads into the fall at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, the annual search for gray or roan pacers begins for the Gray Ghost and Poltergeist Pace. This year the event will be scheduled for Monday, Oct. 31, Halloween night, the perfect setting for the ghostly grays.   The race will once again be sponsored by the Harness Racing Museum and Hall of Fame in Goshen, N....
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Resolve's sister Anikadabra win Grassroots final

on 09/07/2016 2:00 AM
Two-year-old trotting fillies were the stars of Mohawk Racetrack's Tuesday evening program, with the winners of all three Grassroots divisions delivering personal best efforts in the regular season finale.   Jilona opened the evening's festivities with a confident steer from Trevor Henry that saw her blast off the starting gate from post 9 to a :29 opening quarter. The pair had open...
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The Black Book download available online

on 09/07/2016 2:00 AM
Standardbred Horse Sales Company has posted the 2016 Black Book 1 Yearling Sale catalog on its website at www.theblackbook.com/catalog-downloads.php.   Download the catalog and other handy PDF packets, or create and track your own yearling lists with our "My Black Book" program. QR codes on individual yearling pages will link your Smart Phone or iPad to yearling videos when availabl...
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