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Team Orange Crush colts favored in NYSS

on 09/13/2016 2:00 AM
As the 2-year-old trotting colts and geldings mark the final New York Sires Stakes (NYSS) stop of the year at Batavia Downs on Wednesday night, some of the entrants will be looking to solidify their spot in the $1.8 million Night of Champions at Yonkers Raceway on Saturday, Sept. 24. But stablemates Devious Man and Money Macintosh from the Julie Miller stable have already advanced as the top t...
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Wiggle It Jiggleit draws post 1 in Quillen

on 09/13/2016 2:00 AM
The draw for the Sept. 19 running of the 10th annual $150,000 Bobby Quillen Memorial at Harrington Raceway took place Tuesday afternoon and will feature a rich field of eight pacers that includes reigning 2015 Horse of the Year Wiggle It Jiggleit.   After a busy schedule of traveling the past several months that covered thousands of miles, the 4-year-old world champion pacer wi...
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Jenna's Beach Boy supplements due Sept. 21

on 09/13/2016 2:00 AM
Horsemen should be advised the $2,000 supplement fee to the $100,000 Jenna's Beach Boy for 3-year-old pacing colts and geldings at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino is due Wednesday, Sept. 21, by 1:30 p.m. (EDT). The Jenna's Beach Boy Pace will be a part of a stakes filled card offered at Hoosier Park on Saturday, Sept. 24, highlighted by the $210,000 Centaur Trotting Classic and $175...
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PA Stallion races for 3 year olds in the books

on 09/12/2016 2:00 AM
The Pennsylvania Stallion Series had its four $40,000 Championship events for 3 year olds Sunday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. The finalists had earned their way into the Championship by being the leading point winners in four preliminaries at the state's various harness ovals.   Filly pacer Terror At Night tied the 1:50.4 stake record set by Antigua Hanover in 2013 (als...
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Shenandoah completes first weekend of racing

on 09/12/2016 2:00 AM
Royal Red kicked off the second day of opening weekend at Shenandoah Downs with a stellar wire-to-wire victory in the $46,150 Virginia Breeder's 2-Year-Old Colt & Gelding Pace.   The Dream Away gelding, trained by Jimmy Viars, was sent off as the betting choice and did not disappoint. He was best among the field of five, triggering fractions of :28.3, :58.2 and1:28 before crossi...
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Pennsylvania crowns 2-year-old champions

on 09/12/2016 2:00 AM
The state of Pennsylvania's star 2-year-old pacers and trotters were in action on Sunday afternoon at Harrah's Philadelphia. They were competing for purses that totaled over $1.2 million, with the finals going for $252,000 each.   In the 2-year-old filly trotting division championship, John Butenschoen trainee Fine Tuned Lady went down the road for owners William Wiswell and M ...
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Southwind Lex yearling videos now online

on 09/12/2016 2:00 AM
Videos of the Southwind Farms yearlings that have been consigned to the Lexington Select Yearling Sale (October 4 – 8) are now available on the Southwind Farms website, www.southwindfarms.net.   The yearlings (which will sell in the Preferred Equine consignment) feature leading sires Muscle Hill, Sportswriter, Chapter Seven, Bettors Delight and American Ideal.   Ye...
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Indiana mare Uncommon Scents dies at 16

on 09/12/2016 2:00 AM
The 16-year-old mare trotter Uncommon Scents died May 2, 2016, as a result of injuries sustained in a paddock accident at the farm of her owner Roman Stoll, in Odon, Ind. Unraced at two, Uncommon Scents made the most of her 13-start, 3-year-old season in 2003 when she won 11 times, including a career-best 1:52.4 effort in the $60,000 State Fair final at Springfield, Ill. Trained by Erv Mill...
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Rosecroft opens Tuesday with new infield TV

on 09/12/2016 2:00 AM
Rosecroft, which has hosted the biggest stars in harness racing during its 67-year history, begins a new era Tuesday evening when it opens its fall meet under the new ownership of The Stronach Group, parent company of the Maryland Jockey Club.   The track that has hosted champions such as Forrest Skipper, Mack Lobell, Camtastic and Cam's Card Shark, along with the sport's most accom...
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Hunterton Ohio, Lex yearling videos online

on 09/12/2016 2:00 AM
Hunterton Farm's consignments for the Oct. 4 - 8 Lexington Selected Yearling Sale and Sept. 16 Ohio Selected Jug Sale are now online at HuntertonFarm.com. Videos and pedigrees for over 80 yearlings by the industries top sires can be viewed on the web site for the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale and 18 yearlings for the Ohio Selected Jug Sale.   The Lexington consignment includes th...
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VIP announces $10k bonus for yearling partnerships

on 09/12/2016 2:00 AM
With the fall yearling sales fast approaching, VIP Internet Stable is making a breakthrough offer to partners on their 2016 yearlings--a Ten Thousand Dollar bonus payout!   VIP Founder Ed O'Connor explains, "We wanted a way to reward our Partners and spark interest in our Yearling offerings, and nothing motivates people better than cold hard cash.   "We're actually offeri...
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Michigan Hall of Famer Joe Konen dies

on 09/12/2016 2:00 AM
Joseph Konen,of Croswell, Mich., died Sunday, Sept. 11, at his home surrounded by loved ones. He was 82. A member of the Michigan Harness Horsemen's Association, Mr. Konen was inducted into the state's harness racing Hall of Fame in 2003. He was also a member of the U. S. Trotting Association and was in the Cros-Lex Sports Hall of Fame.   Mr. Konen was born March 23, 1934, in...
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No fine for Miller for Miki celebration

on 09/12/2016 2:00 AM
Scioto Downs presiding judge John Yinger told The Horseman late Monday afternoon that driver Brett Miller will not receive a fine for raising his arm up in celebration after driving Always B Miki to a victory in last Saturday night’s $225,000 James Ewart Memorial.   While actual celebratory actions are not prohibited, taking a hand out of the hand holds is considered a violat...
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Mel Mara wins Quillen prep

on 09/12/2016 2:00 AM
Robert Cooper Stables and J&T Silva Stables' Mel Mara (Corey Callahan, $2.20) had an auspicious Harrington Raceway debut in his prep for next week's (September 19) $150,000 Bobby Quillen Memorial with a 1:50.1 win, while breaking a track record in the featured $15,000 Open Monday.   The 7-year-old Lis Mara stallion never had an anxious moment in his front end score from post pos...
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Betting Line makes Simcoe 11th straight win

on 09/11/2016 2:00 AM
The Champlain and Simcoe Stakes concluded for another season Saturday evening at Mohawk Racetrack. A total of 5 Grand Circuit divisions were contested with the feature event being the $204,040 Simcoe Stakes for three-year-old pacers. The Champlain Open and Champlain Filly categories each featured two divisions. Betting Line, the 2016 Pepsi North America Cup champion, overcame post ten to win h...
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Ryan Stahl drives six winners at Northfield

on 09/11/2016 2:00 AM
Ryan Stahl had a stellar night on Saturday (September 10) at Northfield Park by posting six wins on the 15-race program. Stahl's triumphs were with Tech Trade ($2.60) in race four, Mikeleh ($4.40) in race seven, Fountain Pen ($3.60) in race nine, Pop The Tags ($4.00) in race 11, Bestest Hanover ($3.80) in race 12 and Naked At The Beach ($7.20) in race 15. Stahl won his first race in 1994, a...
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Draws complete for Trotting Classic, Maple Leaf

on 09/11/2016 2:00 AM
The top trotters in harness racing were on display Saturday evening at Mohawk Racetrack for the Canadian Trotting Classic and Maple Leaf Trot eliminations. Both premier events featured a pair of $40,000 eliminations, as 13 three-year-old trotters competed in the ‘Trotting Classic' and 12 older trotters clashed in the Maple Leaf Trot preliminaries. Hambletonian champion Marion Marauder made a...
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Victor Kirby drives 4 winners at Meadowlands

on 09/11/2016 2:00 AM
Victor Kirby's name is well known at Delaware's Harrington Raceway, where the 43-year-old is currently the top driver. But at the Meadowlands, his name is not on the tip of regular patron's tongues. Now, maybe it will be.   With many of the frontline Big M drivers at Mohawk Raceway for a stakes-laden program, Kirby won four times on the Meadowlands 13-race card Saturday night. Ki...
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Unlocked dominates on IL Night of Champions

on 09/11/2016 2:00 AM
Saturday evening at Hawthorne, eleven stakes finals were contested for the Night of Champions at Hawthorne. The races for Illinois-breds were contested over a fast track.   The first stakes event on the evening was the Kadabra Stakes for two-year-old colt and gelding trotters. Louscipher used a well-timed move by Pat Curtin to overtake stablemate Lougazi in the lane and hold off Pol...
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My Happiness EP takes Miss Versatility leg

on 09/10/2016 2:00 AM
My Happiness E P emerged from a tough spot before exploding home in the stretch to take the featured $40,000 fifth leg of the Miss Versatility for free for all trotting mares at the Meadowlands Friday night (Sept. 9), kicking off the track's abbreviated two-week Sept. racing schedule.     The 8-year-old daughter of Credit Winner came back from more two months on the shelf to...
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