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Blue Chip's Lex yearlings with Northwood

on 09/26/2016 2:00 AM
Blue Chip Farms has announced that its 2016 Lexington Selected Yearlings will now be available at the Northwood Bloodstock consignment. Individuals from leading stallions American Ideal, Bettor's Delight, Art Major and Somebeachsomewhere will be offered, highlighted by Hip #16 Pericles Blue Chip, the first Art Major filly out of a mare that has produced two million dollar winners. T...
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Winbak's Forest City yearling videos online

on 09/26/2016 2:00 AM
Winbak Farm will be selling 53 yearlings by Ontario sires, with proven records of siring Stakes Winners, at the 2016 Forest City Sale. The sale is held at the Western Fair Agriplex in London, Ont.   Winbak's 2016 lineup includes 12 Glidemaster yearlings, from his first Ontario crop. Also, for those looking at trotting yearlings, Winbak Farm is selling 6 yearlings sired by Angus Hall...
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ABM, WIJI, FFP lead Dayton Pacing Derby field

on 09/26/2016 2:00 AM
Always B Miki and Wiggle It Jiggleit, the two most dominant active pacers in the world, will match strides for the seventh time this season in the $150,000 Dayton Pacing Derby at Hollywood Dayton Raceway on Friday night (September 30). In their head-to-head confrontations, Always B Miki has won three times capturing the Jim Ewart Memorial, the William Haughton Memorial and the Ben Franklin. Wi...
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Services announced for Larry Rheinheimer

on 09/26/2016 2:00 AM
Larry Wayne Rheinheimer, 72, of LaGrange, Ind., died unexpectedly on Saturday Sept. 24, at St. Vincent Anderson Hospital in Anderson. He had collapsed in the paddock area at Hoosier Park while getting ready to warm up his beloved horse Freaky Feet Pete.   Mr. Rheinheimer was born on December 3, 1943 in Sturgis, MI to Raymond "Bud" and Florence (Hooley) Rhein...
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Freshman trotters kick off Red Mile Grand Circuit

on 09/26/2016 2:00 AM
The annual Grand Circuit meeting at The Red Mile commences on Thursday with six divisions of the $334,500 Bluegrass Stakes for 2-year-old colt and gelding trotters.   Race 4 gathers six trotters for the first division. Long Tom, a Muscle Hill colt from the Windsong's Legacy mare Ilia, starts from post 1 for owner Amg Stable Oy and trainer Marcus Melander. He enters off a lifeti...
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Idyllic Beach, Fear The Dragon win at Hoosier

on 09/25/2016 2:00 AM
On an absolutely perfect evening in Anderson, Ind. Saturday, September 24, the teaming crowd packing the apron was anxiously awaiting the return of their beloved equine superstars in the co-featured $170,000 Hoosier Park Pacing Derby and the $220,000 Centaur Trot, but they received not merely one but three powerful performances in the $246,000 Kentucky Stallion Management Stake, the $140,000 E...
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Always B Miki takes Hoosier Park Pacing Derby

on 09/25/2016 2:00 AM
The majority of the members of the Hoosier Park audience were in attendance to witness a show of superb speed and unrivalled power. They certainly received what they traveled to the Anderson oval to witness, as Always B Miki paced yet another tour-de-force in a facile triumph in the $170,000 Hoosier Park Pacing Derby.   "I think he and Wiggle It Jiggleit are horses before their time...
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Yonkers Hosts New York Night of Champions

on 09/25/2016 2:00 AM
The Empire’s best of the best converged upon Yonkers Raceway Saturday night for the $1.8 million New York Night of Champions.   Eight, $225,000 sire stakes finals, each sponsored by a prominent breeding farm, feature the best 2- and 3-year-olds of both sexes and gaits in the 27th NOC edition.   The freshmen (and freshwomen) played out as such…   (Winbak Far...
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Lady Shadow dominates in Milton Stakes

on 09/25/2016 2:00 AM
Lady Shadow continued her outstanding season with a powerful 1:50 victory in the $311,000 Milton Stakes Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack.   A strong group of 10 older pacing mares, with more than $8.3 million in combined career earnings, battled it out for the Milton Stakes crown.   Lady Shadow has been at the top of the division all season and to no surprise was wagere...
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Freaky Feet Pete's Larry Rheinheimer dies

on 09/25/2016 2:00 AM
Although it was not announced on Saturday night at Hoosier Park, word quietly circulated throughout the backstretch and grandstand that well-known horseman Larry Rheinheimer, who was the proud trainer of Freaky Feet Pete, collapsed in the paddock area and later died. Despite paramedics immediately responding and Mr. Rheinheimer being taken to a local hospital, he passed away, apparently suffer...
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Fire destroys Lancaster, Ohio grandstand

on 09/24/2016 2:00 AM
The Columbus Dispatch reported Saturday morning that the 118-year-old grandstand at the Fairfield County Fairgrounds in Lancaster, Ohio, was destroyed by a fire overnight. The cause of the fire is under investigation, but it is considered to be arson as there was no electrical wiring in the grandstand.   The story said when firefighters arrived to fight the fire at 2:16 a.m., the gr...
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SBOANJ to continue grassroots casino campaign

on 09/24/2016 2:00 AM
Despite the suspension of a statewide campaign to encourage residents to support casino gaming outside of Atlantic City, the Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association of New Jersey (SBOANJ) today announced that it would continue its grassroots efforts to help pass the ballot question that could provide much needed revenue to bolster New Jersey's struggling horsemen.   "It's f...
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Rockin Finish upsets at Dayton in 1:50.1

on 09/24/2016 2:00 AM
Rockin Finish pulled a mild upset in the $15,000 Open I Pace at Hollywood Dayton Raceway on Saturday night, beating the best horses currently competing in southern Ohio in 1:50.1. It was the second straight victory at Dayton for the seven-year-old gelding who topped the Open II bunch a week earlier. Sent off at 9-2 odds, Rockin Finish and driver Jeremy Smith held off a late charge from runneru...
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Dreams Beachboy scores Pocono feature

on 09/24/2016 2:00 AM
Dreams Beachboy uncorked a strong third-quarter move in the feature race Saturday evening, September 24, at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, cleared to the lead and then opened up a huge margin around the final turn, crossing the wire a safe 2 1/4 lengths clear in 1:50.2.   After a strength-sapping 25.4 duel among foes in opening quarter and nearing the 55 half, driver George Napoli...
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Scott Rocks rolls to victory at Batavia

on 09/24/2016 2:00 AM
In the featured $10,000 Open pace at Batavia Downs on Saturday night (Sept. 24), the only race was for second as the heavily favored invader, Scott Rocks led at all stations en route to registering the fastest pacing mile of the year at the Genesee County oval.   John Cummings Jr. left with Scott Rocks and after easing him through a brutally sunlit first turn, got his horse in gear ...
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Hannelore Hanover beats the boys in Centaur

on 09/24/2016 2:00 AM
Hannelore Hanover, with driver Yannick Gingras in the bike, returned to her home state of Indiana to turn in a dominant performance in the featured event of the evening, the $220,000 Centaur Trotting Classic, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Saturday, September 24. The Centaur Trotting Classic serves as Hoosier Park’s richest trotting race and for the second consecutive year, the race ...
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Tessa Seelster a 1:51.3 winner at Yonkers

on 09/23/2016 2:00 AM
Tessa Seelster (George Brennan, $7.70) again proved best Friday night, September 23, winning Yonkers Raceway’s $45,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace.   In play from her ‘inside’ post position No. 5 (posts 5 thru 8 were drawn), Tessa Seelster easily worked around pole-sitting, slight 2-1 favorite Devil Child (Eric Goodell). After a :27.3 opening quarter-mile, a :29.1 second...
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Rock The Look lowers Dayton track record

on 09/23/2016 2:00 AM
Rock The Look ran her win streak to three capturing the $15,000 Fillies and Mares Open Pace at Hollywood Dayton Raceway on Friday night, September 23. The 1:51.1 clocking lowered the track record for older pacing mares at Dayton, knocking a tick off Sectionline Aqua’s previous 1:51.2 standard. The four-year-old Rockin Image mare’s docket now includes five wins and a pair of runnerup finish...
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Fine Tuned Lady wins as Ariana G falters

on 09/23/2016 2:00 AM
Fine Tuned Lady, with Corey Callahan at the lines, pulled an upset to the tune of 8-1 in the featured event of the evening, the $250,000 Kentuckiana Stallion Management Stakes for two-year-old trotting fillies, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday, September 23. The heavily favored Jimmy Takter trainee Ariana G tasted defeat for the first time in her career after breaking stride behin...
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Merriman, Noble call in "sick" for Jug day drives

on 09/22/2016 2:00 AM
Although Thursday is the first day of  fall, the afternoon's Little Brown Jug will be raced under summer-like conditions as the forecast high is 88 degrees. The marathon card will be raced without two drivers as Aaron Merriman and Dan Noble both called in "sick." Merriman had nine drives while Noble was scheduled to drive six. 
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