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Huge Blooded Horse Sale catalog now online

on 10/27/2016 2:00 AM
The 69th annual Blooded Horse Fall Sale will offer over 1,200 horses at the Delaware County Fairgrounds Monday, November 14 through Thursday, November 17. The sale features 207 yearlings on Monday comprised of 93 Ohio-breds, 70 Indiana-breds and 21 Pennsylvania-breds along with others from NY, ON, KY, IL, NJ and MD. The mixed sale portion has 185 two-year-olds, 298 three-year-ol...
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Breeders Crown finals in new Weekend Preview!

on 10/27/2016 2:00 AM
David Miller. Jimmy Takter. Ron Burke. Yannick Gingras. Tim Tetrick. Noel Daley. Montrell Teague. Those are just a few of the drivers and trainers whose comments about Friday and Saturday night's Breeders Crown championships at the Meadowlands can be found in the free and new HarnessRacing Weekend Preview. Always B Miki vs. Wiggle It Jiggleit in the Open Pace is a much-anticipated showdown,...
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All American buys interest in Always B MIki

on 10/27/2016 2:00 AM
Fred Hertrich's All American Harnessbreds has purchased an interest in harness racing's fastest horse, the pacing stallion Always B Miki. Always B Miki set the sport's all-time speed record of 1:46 on Oct. 9 at The Red Mile. He is the only horse to ever pace four miles in 1:47 or faster--no other horse has more than one.   "This is the biggest investment in a stallion that we've mad...
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Crown win would be sweet "revenge" for Durham

on 10/27/2016 2:00 AM
It is with a sense of emotion that Jeff Durham is going into the Breeders Crown for the first time following the passing of his father, who was instrumental in his career, earlier this month. Jack had been in failing health the last 10 years and passed away at the family home in Omemee, a couple hours east of Toronto. He was 71.   "He hadn’t been well, but it went a little qu...
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Indiana inducts greats into Hall of Fame

on 10/26/2016 2:00 AM
The Indiana Horse Racing Association Inc. (IHRA) held its third Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Monday, Oct. 17 at The Columbia Club in downtown Indianapolis. The evening's honorees included Harold Barnes of Shelbyville, Ind., Mari Hulman George of Terre Haute, Ind., Senator Robert Jackman of Milroy, Ind., and Don Myers (posthumously) of Seymour, Ind.   The 2016 inductees joined ...
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Unefoisdansmavie tops stablemate at Meadows

on 10/26/2016 2:00 AM
Unefoisdansmavie battled her stablemate, Cowgirl Hall, for more than a quarter mile before edging away to capture Tuesday's $13,500 Filly & Mare Winners Over $10,000 Life Trot at The Meadows.   Unefoisdansmavie was fourth down the backside when Tony Hall sent her first up after Cowgirl Hall. The 9-year-old daughter of Revenue S-Peace To The World relentlessly pressured Cowgirl H...
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Dover announces draw schedule for meet

on 10/26/2016 2:00 AM
In the 2016-17 season opener for Dover Downs' 48th meet next Monday, Oct. 31,, a $30,000 Preferred-Open Handicap pace, led by Ohio champion Dancing Yankee, a long time Dover regular, and the fast Mel Mara heads the first 15-race card which also includes an $18,000 Open pace and two $15,000 paces.   Ten qualifying races are on the first qualifiers of the meet. The Wednesday (Oct.26) ...
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Ohio Comm. upholds Betting Line's Jug win

on 10/26/2016 2:00 AM
The Ohio State Racing Commission (OSRC) has determined there were no violations or evidence of wrongdoing involving Betting Line in this year's Little Brown Jug. An OSRC investigation was launched as a result of the discovery of alleged suspicious texts found on a lost cell phone owned by trainer Casie Coleman's assistant Mark McKinnon. The person who found the phone—whose identity is sti...
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Bee A Magician seeks third Crown trophy

on 10/26/2016 2:00 AM
Several months ago it might have seemed a long shot to see Bee A Magician in the Breeders Crown, but now that she's there she is one of the favorites.   Bee A Magician, who didn't race competitively for nearly five months because of a tendon injury, is the 2-1 second choice in Friday's $250,000 Breeders Crown Mare Trot at the Meadowlands. Hannelore Hanover, who has won 15 of 18...
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Smedshammer duo aims for Crown glory

on 10/26/2016 2:00 AM
Trond Smedshammer is going against his philosophy not once, but twice this week. So far, it seems to be working out.   Smedshammer has qualified two Purple Haze Stables horses for the $600,000 Breeders Crown for 2-year-old filly trotters, as Chezatter and Hillarmbro will both compete in this Saturday's final at the Meadowlands.   "We usually don't race 2 year olds at this...
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Will Zerons take road to BC win with Shamballa?

on 10/26/2016 2:00 AM
It's been a great year for Rick and Scott Zeron and what would make it even better is winning a Breeders Crown race, something the father and son have yet to do in their illustrious careers.   Rick, one of the sport's best all-around horsemen, has driven in 39 Breeders Crown races, his best finishes a couple of seconds with Armbro Rosebud in the 1997 Two-Year-Old Filly Pace and Soul...
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"Bomber Squad" rolls into Pocono

on 10/25/2016 2:00 AM
Halloween is not supposed to take place until next Monday, but the goblins of the tote board were out in force Monday during a twilight card at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono.   Driver Jim Marohn Jr. threw out the first surprise of the card, coming first-over with trotter Holiday Spirit and then after a long duel proving just a nose more photogenic than favored Charles Ray (Ge...
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Raffle on Saturday to benefit breeder's daughter

on 10/25/2016 2:00 AM
A raffle benefitting Amy Miller, daughter of prominent Indiana breeder Duane Miller will take place Saturday, Oct. 29, during the Hoosier Classic Yearling Sale in Indianapolis Indiana. The proceeds will help defray the medical costs of Miller who was diagnosed with Leukemia this past summer and is scheduled to undergo a bone marrow transplant later this year. According to Hoosier Class...
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Alagna offers update on his Crown starters

on 10/25/2016 2:00 AM
Tori Hanover began her career with a bang, but not in the best sense of the phrase.   "In her first lifetime start she was as hot as a firecracker and halfway ran off with (driver) Brett Miller," trainer Tony Alagna said. "She was one of our best fillies training in Florida, trained down good all winter with no problems, but she just kind of had a little trouble getting off on the r...
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Fox Den Farm yearling videos now available

on 10/25/2016 2:00 AM
Fox Den Farm's agent yearling videos are now online at: www.foxdenfarm.com/harrisburg-2016.html and include a Well Said brother to Stucklikeglue p,4,1:51.3f ($317,730), hip #543 Run Me Ragged and the first Western Ideal from the immediate family of a World Champion and 10+ in 1:53, hip #661 Parker’s Tribute. Fox Den Farm is also selling nearly two dozen racehorses including th...
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Ducharme, Lems sweep MASS trot finals

on 10/25/2016 2:00 AM
While most participants in the sport are focusing on what is transpiring in The Garden State prior to the Breeders Crown, George Ducharme and Chris Lems were hard at work in The Bay State. The fruits of their labors were rewarded, as the duo collected all four $75,000 Massachusetts Sires Stakes trotting contests on Monday at Plainridge Park.   "We have had some good days before...
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Henriksen looks for 4th Crown with Muscle Hustle

on 10/25/2016 2:00 AM
Trainer Per Henriksen is old enough to know that you're never too old to take a shot in the Breeders Crown.   The 70-year-old native of Norway, who is based out of Norwood, Ont., is back in this year's Breeders Crown presented by Mullinax Ford at the Meadowlands on Saturday night, seven years since he last raced in the championship event.   He sends out Muscle Hustle...
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Meadowlands wants Oakes horses scratched

on 10/25/2016 2:00 AM
The Meadowlands Racetrack has sent a formal request to the New Jersey Racing Commission asking both Breeders Crown horses trained by Chris Oakes (Luck Be Withyou and Split The House) be scratched from this weekend's finals for failing to cooperate with an agreed-upon surveillance and out-of-competition testing program.   Terms and conditions of entry for the Breeders Crown...
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Bartlett wins 7 of 12 at Yonkers Tuesday

on 10/25/2016 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway's leading driver, Jason Bartlett, opened more daylight during the Tuesday afternoon (Oct. 25) sunshine, winning seven of the dozen matinee races.   Bartlett's day begin with a chalky double-nickel (5-5) daily double, with Fraternity ($3.80) and CI's Buckeye ($4.20) winning their $8,500 pace and trot in 1:55 and 1:58.2, respectively. The pair combined for a $9 double....
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Boffin takes second straight PcD trot feature

on 10/24/2016 2:00 AM
Boffin made it two straight against high-level conditioned trotting stock at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono Sunday, taking the $20,000 feature again using come-from-behind tactics and winning here in 1:53.4 to equal his seasonal best that he first notched last week.   The meet's leading driver, George Napolitano Jr., sent Boffin on a three-wide sweep from fifth nearing the three-quarter ...
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