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Walnut Hall Ltd. yearling videos online

on 08/26/2020 2:18 PM
Videos of the Walnut Hall, Ltd. yearlings selling at Fasig-Tipton Oct. 6-Oct. 9 are now posted on the Walnut Hall Ltd. website, walnuthall.com.   The consignment features four Grand Circuit quality yearlings from the last crop of the ill-fated, great trotting sire Cash Hall. All four are eligible to both the Ohio and Kentucky Sire Stakes programs, as well as every Grand Circuit t...
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Ohio Super Night moved to Sunday, Sept. 6

on 08/26/2020 1:38 PM
The Ohio State Racing Commission by unanimous vote today granted final approval to allow the Sept. 5 live race day card at Eldorado Scioto Downs, featuring eight Ohio Sires Stakes “Super Night” finals, to be held one day later than originally scheduled. The entire Sept. 5 live card and $300,000 Ohio Sires Stakes finals will be held at Eldorado Scioto on Sunday (Sept. 6). Post time...
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Iowa native Clark Shipley, 61, dies

on 08/26/2020 11:49 AM
Clark Shipley, 61, longtime member of the John Madden Sales (JMS) family, a giant in the show horse world, and a former Standardbred horseman, lost his battle with cancer on Aug. 22 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse, NY. Mr. Shipley grew up in rural Iowa, learning about horses through the world of harness racing. He had horses in his blood and went to work for his uncle, Iowa Harness...
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Holton's 1:55 fastest in Buckeye Series

on 08/26/2020 10:44 AM
The Buckeye Stallion Series for 3-year-old colt trotters were in action at Eldorado Scioto Downs Tuesday night with three divisions each going for a purse of $17,500.   Exhibit Class, by Triumphant Caviar out of Classic Blaze, got his second win of the series in a lifetime mark 1:56.1. Driver Josh Sutton left from post six getting away third, going first up and grabbing the lead at th...
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Stage set for North America Cup night at Mohawk

on 08/26/2020 8:37 AM
The 37th Pepsi North America Cup for a purse of $1 million headlines a stakes-filled card this Saturday at Woodbine Mohawk Park.    Originally scheduled for June 20, this year’s Pepsi North America Cup card is worth the wait as it’ll feature nine stakes races and purses totaling $2.4 million. The $400,000 Fan Hanover, $290,000 Roses Are Red, $220,000 Armbro Flight, $2...
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Swift Swanda, Queen Of All take INSS 2FT splits

on 08/26/2020 8:32 AM
Freshman trotting fillies were the featured attraction at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Tuesday as they kicked off a week’s worth of Indiana Sires Stakes events for the 2-year-old competitors. Two divisions were featured on the evening’s program as the fillies completed the third round of their six-round series.   In the opening division, it was S...
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Pace Baby Pace rallies to win at Meadows

on 08/25/2020 7:42 PM
Trailing by 6 lengths at the half, Pace Baby Pace picked up life cover and exploded in the lane to capture Tuesday's feature at The Meadows, a $10,800 Filly & Mare Conditioned Pace.   Things didn't look good for the even-money favorite when she got away towards the rear. But she advanced rapidly behind the liver cover of Summer Char, peeled of that cover through the final ...
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NJ stakes highlight Freehold Friday meet opener

on 08/25/2020 5:23 PM
As a man from Freehold once said, "it's been a long time coming, but now it's here." Idle since March 7 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and its typical summer break, Freehold Raceway is back in action this Friday (Aug. 28), with a 10-race program. The card is highlighted by the first division of the New Jersey Sire Stakes- Standardbred Development Fund for 3-year-old filly trotters....
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Sister Sledge, Sweet Shirley Mae take last PASS leg

on 08/25/2020 5:20 PM
Sister Sledge, last year’s Pennsylvania Sire Stakes two-year-old trotting filly champion, became the only horse in the classification to win two 2020 PASS prelims when she took one of two $92,392 divisions of the final preliminary for this group in 1:52.4 on Tuesday afternoon at The Downs at Mohegan Sin Pocono.   The Father Patrick filly let Next Level Stuff force SVF Blushingbr...
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Stonebridge Soul a contender in Roses Are Red

on 08/25/2020 4:24 PM
After a slow start to the year, Stonebridge Soul shows signs of rounding into top form as she prepares for Saturday’s (Aug. 29) C$290,000 Roses Are Red Stakes for older female pacers at Woodbine Mohawk Park in Ontario. The 4-year-old mare has hit the board in three consecutive starts, finishing second in last weekend’s preferred for fillies and mares at Mohawk on the heels of a se...
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Hudson Phil holds off Funknwaffles at Saratoga

on 08/25/2020 3:59 PM
Hudson Phil (Shanghai Phil) made his return to the Saratoga Casino Hotel winner’s circle on Tuesday afternoon, an area is has been very familiar with over the course of the last few years.   The Jackie Greene-trained five year old rattled off eight Open Pace victories in 2019, the second most of any horse at the Spa last season. Recently, Hudson Phil has spent much o...
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New medication policies now effective in Kentucky

on 08/25/2020 2:51 PM
New medication regulations have gone through the legislative process in Kentucky and are now effective as law. Veterinarian Andy Roberts, DVM, discussion the impending changes last week in HarnessRacing Weekend Preview.   The new regulations include: a 48-hour NSAID restriction and ban on stacking; a 14-day stand-down on intra-articular corticosteroid injections and ...
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Heart Of Mine sets Saratoga record with 1:53.2 NYSS win

on 08/25/2020 2:08 PM
There is a new track record for 2-year-old pacing fillies at Saratoga Casino Hotel after trainer Linda Toscano’s Heart Of Mine (Roll With Joe-Acquavella) paced to a 1:53.2 victory in her $70,300 division of the New York Sires Stakes on Monday afternoon. The previous track record for 2-year-old pacing fillies belonged to So Awesome who scored a stakes victory in 1:53.3 in 2018 with Tim T...
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VHHA Matinee Meet set for Woodstock, Va. Sept. 2-4

on 08/25/2020 11:30 AM
The inaugural "VHHA Matinee Meet"--which replaces the annual Shenandoah County Fair season this year--will be held Sept. 2-4 with a daily post time of 2 p.m.   The Fair itself, which normally is held over a four-day period in the week leading up to Labor Day weekend, was canceled due to the covid pandemic. The Virginia Harness Horse Association will instead present a three-d...
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Posts drawn for $1 million North America Cup

on 08/25/2020 8:56 AM
The stage is set for Canada’s marquee event for 3-year-old pacing colts and geldings — the $1 million Pepsi North America Cup on Saturday night, Aug. 29— following the post position draw and selection process which took place Monday at Woodbine Mohawk Park. Elimination winners Tall Dark Stranger and Captain Kirk earned the right to select a spot on the inner half of the starting...
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Slick Tony triumphs in Harrington Opeb

on 08/24/2020 9:08 PM
George Leager's Slick Tony ($4, Tony Morgan) notched his 39th career win Monday at Harrington Raceway with a 1:51.2 win in the featured $18,000 Open Pace.  Slick Tony, the even-money favorite, assumed control early from post two and marched through fractions of 27.2, 57 and 1:24.3 while Jacks Legend N mounted a first-over attack. The latter drew within a length at the top of the...
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Hillexotic wins third straight in PASS

on 08/24/2020 9:04 PM
Hillexotic continued to make up for his lost freshman campaign, capturing his third straight race — all stakes — in Monday’s $187,932 Pennsylvania Sires Stakes at The Meadows. Gangster Hanover took the other division of the event, known as the Hickory Smoke, for 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters.   Winning driver Trond Smedshammer, who trains Hillexotic for Purple...
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Major Leaguer upsets in Plainridge feature

on 08/24/2020 9:00 PM
You might say Major Leaguer “rounded the bases” as he led at every station of the mile en route to scoring an upset victory in the $15,000 Winners-Over pace at Plainridge Park on Monday afternoon.    Shawn Gray rousted Major Leaguer off the gate and flew to the front, posting fractions of :26.1, :55.1 and 1:22.3 at the three-quarters. Bet You (Kevin Switzer Jr.) was o...
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Videos of Hanover Jug Sale yearlings now online

on 08/24/2020 3:28 PM
Paddock videos for the 12 Hanover Shoe Farms yearlings consigned to the 2020 Ohio Selected Jug Sale are now available for viewing both on the farm website www.hanoverpa.com and  the sale website www.lexingtonselected.com.   The Hanover yearlings, exclusively pacers , will sell in the Midland Acres consignment. Six of the twelve are by first crop sensations Downbytheseaside and Fe...
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Red Mile disqualification “was an easy call”

on 08/24/2020 1:04 PM
Red Mile presiding judge Tim Schmitz told harness racing.com Monday morning that "it was an easy call" disqualifying the winning Lindy's Stardust in Race 11 on Sunday afternoon at The Red Mile. The dq came after Lindy's Stardust made a break on the lead approaching the three-quarters and after regaining her gait roared back in the stretch to cross the finish line first in 1:59.2....
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