Davis Jr., Rice triple up at Batavia Downs

on 08/20/2020 8:27 AM
It was a big Wednesday night for driver Billy Davis Jr., trainer Maria Rice and the ownership group of Vogel and Wags Nags, Team Rice Racing and Adelphi Bloodstock at Batavia Downs as they sent three from their stable to the Purple Haze winner’s circle, including the winner of the co-featured race.   In the $8,000 Open I-II trot, Noble Legend followed Il Mago (Jim Morrill ...
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Rock Swan extends streak in stakes action at Hoosier

on 08/20/2020 8:01 AM
Indiana Sires Stakes action returned to Harrah's Hoosier Racing & Casino on Wednesday, August 19 as they host the fourth round of the stakes action for the three-year-old competitors. Indiana-sired sophomore trotting fillies were the featured attraction on the evening's 13-race card with two $31,500 divisions for the three-year-old trotting fillies.   Rock Swan continued her...
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All Landmark Stakes moved to Sept. 6 for 2020

on 08/19/2020 8:17 PM
The eight Landmark Events for two and three-year-old trotters and pacers that comprise the Grand Circuit stop at Goshen Historic Track in Goshen, New York, have moved from Monday Sept. 7 to Sunday, Sept. 6, joining the NYSS County Fair Finals on that date. The management of world’s oldest harness racing track has worked hard to preserve their early-closing events, traditionally raced on...
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Taylor issues statement about PETA press release

on 08/19/2020 4:08 PM
Standardbred horse owner and Philadelphia attorney Howard Taylor has issued the following statement regarding PETA's Aug. 14 press release that disputed information Taylor shared about the recently settled case of Jeffrey Tretter v. Robert Bresnahan, Jr. And Bresnahan and J.L. Sadowsky, LLC. A bettor had charged that because a horse trained by Bresnahan had a positive out-of-competit...
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USHWA's Drive Me Some Cash gets underway Thursday

on 08/19/2020 2:17 PM
The United States Harness Writers Association (USHWA), with Scott Alberg, have come up with the best free handicapping contest of the 2020 harness racing season and it all revolves around the Pepsi North America Cup at Woodbine Mohawk Park. The contest is called USHWA Drive Me Some Cash, and contestants must try and select the correct exacta (first and second place) in the sixth race (the first o...
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Dream Away dies at Winbak Farm at age 26

on 08/19/2020 10:02 AM
Dream Away passed away at the age of 26 on Aug. 18 at Winbak Farm of Delaware.   Dream Away p, 2, 1:52.2; 3, 1:50 ($1,342,071) had 15 wins before retiring from racing to stand at stud. At 2, he won the International Stallion Stake and was second in the Governor's Cup elimination. At three, Dream Away won the Bluegrass Series division, Little Brow...
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Bet On Becky back in ONSS Gold winner's circle

on 08/19/2020 8:42 AM
Ontario’s top 2-year-old pacing fillies were back in action at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Tuesday  and division leader Bet On Becky was back in the winner’s circle.   Starting from post one in the second $79,800 Gold Series division, driver Jody Jamieson settled Bet On Becky in third as Andra Day sprinted out to a :27.1 quarter and then sent the fan favorite to the front...
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Horse with strangles at Sawgrass in Illinois

on 08/18/2020 8:59 PM
On Tuesday (Aug. 18), management at Harrah’s Hoosier Park and the Indiana Horse Racing Commission were made aware of a horse diagnosed with strangles stabled at the Sawgrass Training Center in Illinois. As a result, Harrah’s Hoosier Park, in conjunction with the Indiana Horse Racing Commission, is taking the following steps: • All horses scheduled to race tonight stabl...
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3YO trotters in KYSS action; Luna drives first winner

on 08/18/2020 8:56 PM
Kentucky Sires Stakes action continued Tuesday at The Red Mile, this time for 3-year-old trotters.   The first $40,000 division for the filly trotters saw Tuscany overtake favorite Panem in the stretch and draw off to win by four lengths in 1:51. Geroge Brennan steered the filly by Muscle Hill-Shes Gone Again to a new lifetime mark. She is owned by Joseph Davino, B...
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2CP American Courage stays undefeated

on 08/18/2020 8:54 PM
American Courage remained undefeated in his young career scoring in 1:54.2 in New York Sire Stakes action at Yonkers Raceway Tuesday night.   American Courage is now a perfect 7 for 7 with four consecutive wins in New York Sire Stakes action for two-year-old pacing colts, taking the $70,300 second race division. Driver Matt Kakaley moved to the lead approaching the first quarter and held sw...
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Touchamatic takes Meadows feature

on 08/18/2020 8:09 PM
Touchamatic moved powerfully first over and rolled on to a convincing win in Tuesday's feature at The Meadows, a $10,800 Filly & Mare Conditioned Pace.   Touchamatic was away third, and when Aaron Merriman tipped her off the cones, she gobbled up the leader, Amelia's Courage A, and scored in 1:51.3. Always Giggling rallied from last for second, 1/2 length back, while ...
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Hashtagmadeyalook wins at Pocono

on 08/18/2020 8:05 PM
The Chapter Seven gelding Hashtagmadeyalook, coming to Pocono showing strong Meadowlands form, was bet down to 1-9 favoritism in the $12,800 claiming handicap trot Tuesday afternoon at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, won easily in 1:53.2 – and then was taken for the $25,000 claiming tag.   Pocono’s leading driver George Napolitano Jr., who had four winners on the card, sent Has...
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Elims drawn for NA Cup, Fan Hanover

on 08/18/2020 8:03 PM
The field for the 37th Pepsi North America Cup will be determined by two $50,000 eliminations this Saturday night at Woodbine Mohawk Park.    A total of 15 three-year-old pacers were entered in Canada’s most prestigious harness race, forcing two eliminations with the top-five finishers in each advancing to the $1 million final.    The first $50,000 elim...
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Come Get The Cash scores at Saratoga

on 08/18/2020 7:59 PM
Come Get The Cash (Western Terror) has enjoyed plenty of success in her limited time competing at Saratoga Casino Hotel over the last few seasons. As a four year old in 2019, Come Get The Cash hit the board in twelve consecutive starts after making her local debut last summer.   Trained at the time by John Macdonald, Come Get The Cash prevailed in her first try in the local Open in &rsq...
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Party Girl Hill to scratch from PASS to race in Fan Hanover elims

on 08/18/2020 4:25 PM
Party Girl Hill has given owner Tom Hill reason to celebrate. Unraced at age 2 because of a stress fracture, the 3-year-old female pacer is 6-for-6 in 2020. Party Girl Hill was scheduled to race in a Pennsylvania Sires Stakes division on Thursday at Harrah’s Philadelphia, but she will be scratched by trainer Chris Ryder as she will instead race on Saturday night at Woodbine Mohawk Park in ...
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Ont. Select Yearling Sale has website

on 08/18/2020 3:53 PM
The Ontario Select Yearling Sale has announced that its brand-new website,, has been launched.   The sale will be held on Oct. 17 at Winbak Farm of Ontario in Inglewood, Ont. The sale will be a one-day sale starting at 10:30 a.m. This time was chosen to allow attendees to travel to Woodbine-Mohawk for the Ontario Sires Stakes Gold Finals that will...
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Lex yearling sale begins Monday, Oct. 5

on 08/18/2020 2:36 PM
Lexington Selected Yearling Sales Co. announced today that its annual selected yearling sale, originally scheduled to begin on Tuesday, Oct. 6, will now start on Monday, Oct. 5, and run through Friday, Oct. 9.   The yearling sale will be followed by the company’s mixed sale, scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 10.   All sale sessions get underway at 7 p.m. at Fasig-Tipton&rs...
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No spectators, invitation only for NA Cup Night

on 08/18/2020 2:18 PM
Woodbine Entertainment has announced the upcoming 37th Pepsi North America Cup on Saturday night, Aug. 29 at Mohawk Park will not be open to the general public.   This year’s event will be invitation only to a very limited number of guests in order to comply with the current capacity limits imposed by the province of Ontario due to covid-19.     ...
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Elims needed for NA Cup; Gingras to drive Tall Dark Stranger

on 08/18/2020 11:29 AM
Fifteen horses have been entered for this year’s Pepsi North America Cup at Woodbine Mohawk Park, which was delayed from June due to the covid-19 pandemic. Two eliminations will be held this Saturday night at Mohawk, with the top-five finishers in each advancing to the $1 million final on Saturday night, Aug. 29.   Included among the entrants is Meadowlands Pace champ Tall Dark ...
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Allerage Farms of PA open to visitors this weekend

on 08/18/2020 11:05 AM
Allerage Farms of Pennsylvania is accepting visitors to inspect their yearlings this weekend--by appointment only--before noon on Saturday, Aug. 22 and any time on Sunday, Aug. 23.    If you are unable to attend this weekend, inspections may be scheduled at more convenient times over the next few weeks.   Call or text farm manager Ashleigh Bennett at (607) 329-042...
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