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Goshen Yearling Sale set for Sept. 10, 2017

on 11/18/2016 12:00 AM
The third annual Goshen Yearling Sale has been scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, at the Mark Ford Training Center in Middletown, N.Y.   Goshen Yearling Sale president, Bob Boni noted, "We made every effort to avoid the conflicts that we unfortunately had in the 2016 sale schedule. With our second sale last year, we continued to grow and provide a very necessary venue for a varie...
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Kenneth D. "Dave" Stohler, 73, passes away

on 11/18/2016 12:00 AM
Kenneth D. "Dave" Stohler, of Markleville, Indiana, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 17, at the St. Vincent Seton Specialty Hospital, Indianapolis, after battling medical issues. Following his father, Leo, and father-in-law, Sam Pate, into the Standardbred industry, Mr. Stohler became a member of the United States Trotting Association in 1979. It was a trip to the county fair in Conner...
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Ohio-breds top best Blooded Horse Sale ever

on 11/18/2016 12:00 AM
Optimistic owners and trainers flocked to the Blooded Horse Fall Sale in Delaware, Ohio, Nov 14-17 to upgrade racehorses and breeding stock. Strong demand plus a quality 1200 horse catalog made it the best sale in 69 years. Ohio-bred stakes winners topped the hot racehorse category.  The bidding started at $100,000 for the striking black 2-year-old pacing filly Loreenas Ruffia...
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Top Ohio stallion Feelin Friskie dies

on 11/18/2016 12:00 AM
Midland Acres's sire Feelin Friskie has passed away. On Monday (Nov. 14), Feelin Friskie was taken to Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine for evaluation and treatment of colic. Upon his arrival, he was taken into surgery and found to have an inoperable condition. He was medically euthanized. Feelin Friskie has been an outstanding sire with many stakes winners through...
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Spoonful, Willow Mill Anna win into DSBF Final

on 11/17/2016 12:00 AM
In the 2nd and final Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) $20,000 prelims, Spoonful and Willow Mill Anna notched victories while Theresademoninme won the $20,000 Open Trot Handicap to highlight the Wednesday, Nov. 16 program. Spoonful made it a Political Briefing sired pair of winners. The Delbert Cain and Nanticoke Racing filly won the fastest prelim with driver Jim Morand collecti...
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Always B Miki to be retired Friday at Big M

on 11/17/2016 12:00 AM
Always B Miki will make one final trip to the winner's circle before he goes off to his second career as a stallion. The world's fastest Standardbred of all-time will officially be retired in a ceremony at the Meadowlands on Friday night.   The 5-year-old son of Always A Virgin capped off his brilliant career last Saturday at the Meadowlands by winning the $400,000 TVG Free-For-All ...
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After 3 years, Valley Of Sin wins at Meadows

on 11/17/2016 12:00 AM
At three, Valley Of Sin trotted to a track record in a Pennsylvania Sires Stakes at The Meadows but paid a terrible price — a suspensory injury that cost him his entire 4-year-old campaign and limited him to four starts the following year.   On Wednesday, the 6-year-old Yankee Gide-Anklet Hanover ridgling again graced The Meadows winners' circle, scene of his greatest triumph and ...
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Shamballa, Mach It So headline Potomac Pace

on 11/17/2016 12:00 AM
The ongoing revitalization of the Maryland harness racing industry will be on full display at Rosecroft Raceway Tuesday evening, Nov. 22, when an accomplished field of eight invitational and stakes pacers will compete in the inaugural edition of the $100,000 Potomac Pace.   Shamballa, the only horse to defeat superstars Always B Miki and Wiggle It Jiggleit in the same race, and Mach...
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Loreenas Ruffian brings $160K at Delaware

on 11/17/2016 12:00 AM
Ohio-sired 2-year-old pacing filly Loreenas Ruffian topped day three of the Blooded Horse Sale in Delaware Ohio, with a price of $160,000. Consigned by Hickory Lane Farm, agent, the beautiful black daughter of McArdle was purchased by Virgil Morgan Jr., acting as agent for Ohio owners Carl Howard, Dick and Joyce McClelland and AWS Stable.   The filly was purchased first to race...
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Huntsville aims for 7th straight in Governor's Cup

on 11/17/2016 12:00 AM
Huntsville will go for his seventh consecutive victory in his 11th start of the season in Saturday night's $520,000 Governor's Cup at Woodbine Racetrack.   The homebred Somebeachsomewhere colt for owner-trainer Ray Schnittker and Charles Iannazzo, owned along with partners Steven Arnold and Ted Gewertz, has amassed $603,234 in earnings this season, taking a world-record mark of 1:49...
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Jacobs to receive M-G USHWA Good Guy Award

on 11/17/2016 12:00 AM
Over the course of the winter Ken Jacobs may have to rearrange his trophy case and make room for some incoming hardware. Jacobs has been an ardent racing fan since the 1960s, buying his first horse in the 1990s. Fast forward to the present and he has the honor of owning the fastest 2-year-old trotting colt in history when his colt Walner shattered the existing world record by al...
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Wakizashi Hanover on comeback trail in Potomac

on 11/17/2016 12:00 AM
Wakizashi Hanover reached the pinnacle of the harness racing world when he pulled off an upset victory over odds-on favorite Wiggle It Jiggleit in the North America Cup at Mohawk Racetrack in June 2015.   The son of Dragon Again subsequently faded from the Standardbred spotlight and was sidelined due to a breathing problem that required two surgeries. The 4-year-old geldin...
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Fall Finals, “Mr. 1:46” retires in Weekend Preview

on 11/17/2016 12:00 AM
The stakes season is winding down but for the 2 year olds there is one more big night of action with the Fall Finals on tap Saturday at Woodbine Racetrack. In the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview, trainer Joe Holloway gives his take on Air Strike in the Governor's Cup, taking on the likes of world champions Huntsville and Downbytheseaside. Speaking of world champions, no horse ha...
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Bags To Riches bags DSBF final

on 11/17/2016 12:00 AM
Bags To Riches enjoyed a perfect two-hole trip en route to ending Henry The Dragon’s five-race win streak to win the $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) final on Thursday at Dover Downs.   With Tim Tetrick at the controls, Bags To Riches left fast to get the early lead and gave way to prohibitive favorite unbeaten Henry The Dragon. Montrell Teague steered Henry The...
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Safe From Terror safe under wire at Pompano

on 11/16/2016 12:00 AM
Safe From Terror, with Bryce Fenn in the bike, took top honors in Pompano Park's $10,000 Open Pace for the mares on Tuesday night, scoring a handy win in 1:52.1.   The 4-year-old daughter of Western Terror registered her first win of the fall season in South Florida—her 10th of the year—at the expense of Goldstar Rockette (Kevin Wallis), the margin being 1 ¾ lengths at the wire...
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Vince Copeland wins 5,000th career race

on 11/16/2016 12:00 AM
Vince Copeland topped the Tuesday program at Dover Downs by winning his 5,000th career race.   A Michigan native, Copeland, 55, reached the milestone in Race 13 with Spirit Light in 1:55.2 in an $11,500 pace for owner Callahan Family Farm and trainer Robin Callahan.   Tim Tetrick posted his second win on the card directing Nike Franco N home after starting from outside po...
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Big M Friday feature has a cast of newcomers

on 11/16/2016 12:00 AM
The Meadowlands resumes live racing on Friday, Nov. 18, and will continue with two cards per week through the Christmas holiday. Be advised that live racing will be on Thursday and Friday, Dec. 15-16 and Dec. 22-23, due to a Jets game on Dec. 17 and Christmas eve falling on a Saturday this year. The last week of December will see Thursday added as a third live date and there will be ...
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U of L to honor Jeff Gural with Galbreath Award

on 11/16/2016 12:00 AM
The University of Louisville Equine Industry Program announced Wednesday that Jeffrey Gural, a long-time New York real estate magnate, Standardbred breeder and owner, and, more recently, harness track owner and operator in New Jersey and New York, has been selected at the recipient of the John W. Galbreath Award, given each year since 1990 to a person or persons who have led successful eq...
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Easy Lover Hanover to supplement to Progress

on 11/16/2016 12:00 AM
The connections of Easy Lover Hanover are feeling pretty good, seeing as though their Somebeachsomewhere gelding has turned some heads during his current five-race win streak on the WEG circuit. The connections are hoping that the next few weeks will be as fruitful, as the 3 year old will be supplemented to the $285,000 (est.) Hap Hansen Progress Pace. Easy Lover Hanover first made a bit of...
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Corey Callahan drives 5,000th career winner

on 11/15/2016 12:00 AM
Mel Mara won the $30,000 Preferred in 1:49.4 to give Corey Callahan his 5,000th career victory in the $30,000 Preferred Handicap Pace on Monday at Dover Downs.   Callahan left from post eight with Mel Mara, a 7-year-old son of Lis Mara. Mel Mara took the lead early and was never headed winning for the eighth time this season advancing his bankroll to the tune of $248,540 this y...
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