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Boston Red Rocks steals the Matron show

on 11/10/2016 12:00 AM
 Out of the quintet of four impressive victors, including Pure Country, Caprice Hill and Dayson, 2015 2-year-old pacing champion Boston Red Rocks stole the show on Thursday in the $160,200 three-year-old colt and gelding division of the Matron Stakes at Dover Downs.  One of five winners for Tim Tetrick on the stakes-laden card, Boston Red Rocks was tucked into fourth position duri...
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Sister to Fred And Ginger, Ginger And Fred wins

on 11/09/2016 12:00 AM
It may have taken her until the end of her three-year-old campaign, but the sophomore Well Said filly Eloquent Grace may have had her breakthrough mile Tuesday night at The Downs at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono in taking the $18,000 distaff pacing feature. Her final time of 1:53.1 in 48-degree temperatures did not give her a new mark (she set hers at 1:51.4 in 79-degree temperatures in P...
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NJ voters soundly defeat casino question

on 11/09/2016 12:00 AM
New Jersey voters on Election Day resoundingly defeated a ballot proposal that would have approved two new casinos outside of Atlantic City with at least two percent of the revenues earmarked for horse racing in the Garden State. With 93 percent of the precincts reporting as of Wednesday morning, 2,199,981—78 percent—voted against the proposal, while 632,287—22 percent—said yes. ...
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Marion Marauder to stud at Tara Hills in Ont.

on 11/09/2016 12:00 AM
Marion Marauder, one of only nine trotters in the history of the sport to win the difficult Triple Crown, has been retired to stallion duties at Tara Hills Stud of Port Perry, Ont. Trained by Paula Wellwood and Mike Keeling for owners Jean Wellwood and Devin Keeling, Marion Marauder retires with $1.9 million earned from 28 lifetime starts and the title of Triple Crown champion thanks to his...
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Prairie Sweeheart, Goldstar Briana still undefeated

on 11/09/2016 12:00 AM
Goldstar Briana and Prairie Sweetheart kept their career records unblemished with victories in their respective three year-old classes of the FSBOA. Stallion Stakes at Pompano Park on Tuesday night. Conman's Dream and Rexamillion also were victorious in their sophomore Stallion Stakes competition.   The election night evening kicked off with a non-wagering affair for trotting fillie...
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Blue Chip announces 2017 stud fees

on 11/09/2016 12:00 AM
Blue Chip Farms is pleased to release its 2017 stud fees. Heading up the ten stallions currently standing or managed by Blue Chip Farms is the legendary international sire of sires, Bettor's Delight.   The leading money-winning stallion of all-time with worldwide progeny earnings of over $250mm, Bettor's Delight will stand for $15,000 CAD in 2017 up from $12,000.   "He's ...
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New "JHo-JBo" on Meadowlands' Facebook page

on 11/09/2016 12:00 AM
Meadowlands TV personalities Justin Horowitz and Jenn Bongiorno will launch a weekly Facebook Live broadcast beginning Thursday, Nov. 10, at 2 pm on the Meadowlands Facebook page. Horowitz and Bongiorno will offer analysis and selections for the upcoming weekend's biggest races at the Meadowlands. The "JHo-JBo Show" will be designed to be an interactive broadcast that will provide seasoned ...
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HB yearling sale finishes with average up 25%

on 11/09/2016 12:00 AM
The decision was not a hard one for Benoit Baillargeon when he saw Alarm Detector. "I like the whole package," he said of the Chapter Seven-Final Countdown olt whose sales ticket he signed for $110,000, the day's sales topper, at the Standardbred Horse Sale on Wednesday.   "There's a guy (Bryan Montgomery) who put me on to him," said Baillargeon. He said, ‘Ben, this is a very nice...
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Nothinbutanallstar takes Meadows Preferred Trot

on 11/09/2016 12:00 AM
Shuffled to fourth after taking the early lead, Nothinbutanallstar exploited an opportunity in the Lightning Lane and captured Wednesday's $20,000 Preferred Trot at The Meadows at a lush 21-1.   With horses outside and in front of them, it appeared that Nothinbutanallstar and Brady Brown would have to settle for a minor award. But when Crosbys Clam Bake moved off the cones to challe...
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Luv Is Blind, Willow Mill Anna win DSBF trots

on 11/09/2016 12:00 AM
Vic Kirby began a five-win night steering Love is Blind to a 2:00.2 victory, one of three winners he drove for owner-trainer Leigh Raymer. Later, Glenferrie Dreamer got only one call, the last one, when Pat Berry closed with a rush to the winner’s circle for his third victory in his last four starts in the $20,000Open Handicap on Wednesday, Nov. 9 at Dover Downs. Tough Mac, in his first...
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Boli repeats in Pompano's Open Trot

on 11/08/2016 12:00 AM
Despite having been "saddled" with the outside post, Boli, handled by Wally Hennessey, took top honors for the second consecutive week in Pompano Park's Open Handicap Trot on Monday night.   The 4-year-old son of Kadabra, trained by Dan Hennessey for Paul and Patricia O'Neil, grinded his way to the front right at the opening station in :29 and continued on un-threatened through subs...
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Like Old Times lowers own Northfield record

on 11/08/2016 12:00 AM
Like Old Times went to post on Monday at Northfield Park as both the 2015 Ohio Horse of the Year and the fastest 4-year-old trotting mare in the history of the Flying Turns. When she crossed the finish, she proved herself even faster when she lowered her own track record in the $14,000 Open Handicap Trot to 1:54.4. Her former record was 1:55 trotted earlier this year.   Keith R...
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Hanover to sponsor Dan Patch night gift bags

on 11/08/2016 12:00 AM
The U. S. Harness Writers Association (USHWA), harness racing's largest and leading membership organization for industry communicators, is very pleased to announce that Hanover Shoe Farms, the south central Pennsylvania nursery which has been the leading breeder of Standardbred racehorses every year since records started being kept in 1949, is partnering with USHWA in the presentation of ...
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Bruised foot sidelines WIJI for TVG final

on 11/08/2016 12:00 AM
Co-owner George Teague announced to the Meadowlands that Wiggle It Jiggleit, the top money-winning horse in harness racing in 2016, will not be entered in Saturday's $400,000 TVG Free For All final due to a minor foot bruise and bout with sickness. The race was expected to mark the ninth and final showdown with world-record holder and Breeders Crown champion Always B Miki.   "It is ...
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Unefoisdansmavie takes Meadows Preferred

on 11/08/2016 12:00 AM
Unefoisdansmavie reached the front with a determined first-over bid and went on to a hard-earned victory in Tuesday's $20,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows.   Unefoisdansmavie was fourth down the backside when Tony Hall sent her after the leader (and her stablemate), Cowgirl Hall. The 9-year-old daughter of Revenue S-Peace To The World held off Mistress Val...
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Legendary Chicago announcer Phil Georgeff dies

on 11/08/2016 12:00 AM
Legendary Chicago announcer Phil Georgeff, well known for his phrase "Here they come spinning out of the turn," died Monday at the age of 85.   According to a report on the Chicago Sun-Times website, doctors found a mass on Mr. Georgeff's liver and pancreas on Saturday at Thomas Hospital in Fairhope, Ala., where he moved in retirement 24 years ago. He died two days later, said his w...
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Jacobs buys Tuesday sale topper with $165,000 bid

on 11/08/2016 12:00 AM
Through two days in Harrisburg, the Standardbred Horse Sales Company's annual yearling auction had sold 479 yearlings for an average price of $53,322. Comparing the results with last year's first two sessions is not a reasonable exercise, however, because in 2015 a total of 650 yearlings were sold in the first two sessions, generating an average price of $39,120. Ken Jacobs was a bit w...
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Three straight for Hemi Seelster

on 11/07/2016 12:00 AM
Hemi Seelster trotted to a new mark of 1:52.2 in taking his third straight race, the $20,000 trotting feature at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono on Sunday night, his third straight tally since joining the barn of Tom Milici.   The Holiday Road gelding, handled by Jason Bartlett in an infrequent Pocono appearance, brushed to the front past the quarter and won by 4½ lengths for owner...
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Pompano hosts FSBOA 2YO stakes

on 11/07/2016 12:00 AM
Pompano Park hosted the lucrative FSBOA sponsored Stallion Stakes on Sunday night with I'm Done, Atlantic Crest, Gold Star Aurora and Prairie Panther taking top honors in their respective classes and the grand pacer Panocchio notching his third straight win in the Open Handicap Pace.   I'm Done, a son of Toro Brave and a new arrival in the Jim McDonald Stable, took the $25...
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Live from New York: the NY, NY Double!

on 11/07/2016 12:00 AM
Two breeds, two races, two tracks, one dollar, one bet. Five more times.   The "New York, New York Double," a cooperative effort between the New York Racing Association (NYRA) and Yonkers Raceway, returns this Sunday afternoon (Nov. 13), and continues during Yonkers' remaining Sunday matinees through the end of the racing season.   For the afternoon of the 13th, the wager...
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