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Sears, Waterstone, Wolf get "Hall" calls

on 09/19/2016 2:00 AM
Brian Sears, a "youthful veteran" of the sport of harness racing who stands fifth on the all-time list of money-winning drivers and has driven some of the sport's greatest horses of the last 15 years to victories in championship races, has been elected to the sport's highest honor, the Hall of Fame, in balloting conducted by the United States Harness Writers Association (USHWA), the trade orga...
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Jugette, Jug day speaker schedule set

on 09/19/2016 2:00 AM
An impressive list of Little Brown Jug winners and Hall of Famers headline the USTA Speaker Series, to be held the mornings of Wednesday and Thursday in the USTA/OHHA tent next to the Log Cabin on the backstretch of the Delaware County (Ohio) Fairgrounds.   The Speaker Series kicks off Wednesday morning, Jugette Day, with trainer Tony Alagna, who sends second elimination f...
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Brian Burton one of the winners at Rosecroft

on 09/19/2016 2:00 AM
The morning after driving Real Passing Lady to the Rosecroft winner's circle for his first victory of the fall meet, Brian Burton was in a pumpkin patch with his four children. "This is something not everyone gets the chance to do with their kids on a Friday morning," Burton said. Ironically, it wasn't too long ago that Burton, a mainstay on the Maryland harness racing circuit the past 1...
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WIJI controls and wins Quillen Memorial in 1:50

on 09/19/2016 2:00 AM
Wiggle It Jiggleit ($2.20, Montrell Teague) won the 10th annual $150,000 Bobby Quillen Memorial Monday at Harrington Raceway in 1:50 over a sloppy racetrack.   Owned by George Teague Jr and Teague Racing Partnership, the 4-year-old Mr. Wiggles gelding notched his 36th career win in front of a large contingent of racing fans, many of whom came to see the 2015 Horse of the Year in act...
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A Tc Queenie, Consolidator win OBCs at Del

on 09/19/2016 2:00 AM
A Tc Queenie was one of the state of Ohio's best sophomore filly trotters and she showed it by going gate-to wire in a stakes record to win the $90,800 (div.) Ohio Breeders Championship in Monday's action at the Delaware County Fair.   When the gate's wings folded A Tc Queenie (Dan Noble) grabbed the track and control of the field and dictated the fractions of :28.2, :57.4 and 1:26....
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Hannelore Hanover confirmed for International

on 09/19/2016 2:00 AM
Millionairess Hannelore Hanover is the latest RSVP for the Oct. 15 Yonkers International Trot. The 4-year-old Indiana-bred daughter of Swan for All shall make her Yonkers Raceway/small-track debut in this race, opposing the boys at the mile-and-quarter distance. Please note that a first post of 1:10 PM has been requested for the special afternoon program, with Yonkers International Trot post time ...
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Excelsior 3-year-old finals raced at Vernon

on 09/18/2016 2:00 AM
New York-sired 3 year olds were in the spotlight on Saturday evening at Vernon Downs, as a quartet of $45,000 Excelsior Series finals and a quartet of $50,000 New York Sire Stakes consolation events headlined the 15-race card.   Helene Filion's Endeavor ($11.60, part of entry) sprung a mild upset in the $45,000 Excelsior final for 3-year-old pacing colts and geldings (race 10),...
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Atta Boy Dan, Sutton star at Hollywood Dayton

on 09/18/2016 2:00 AM
Atta Boy Dan, a well-traveled 7-year-old gelding with 43 career wins, added Saturday night's $15,000 Open I Pace at Hollywood Dayton Raceway to his long list of laurels.   Content to get away third through the :26.2 opening panel, driver Chris Page moved the 6-5 favorite into second-over position by the :54.3 half and circled up to challenge pacesetter Fancy Creek Elusiv (Peter...
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Explosive Muscles wires field at Shenandoah

on 09/18/2016 2:00 AM
Trainer-driver Gerry Longo's Explosive Muscles captured Saturday's $7,500 featured Open Handicap Trot in wire-to-wire fashion at Shenandoah Downs as the inaugural pari-mutuel race meet in Woodstock, Va., continued.   Longo captained the 6-year-old Muscle Mass gelding to his third straight victory. The last pair of wins have come at Shenandoah's newly renovated half-mile oval while t...
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Marohn wins four at Meadowlands

on 09/18/2016 2:00 AM
Driver Jim Marohn Jr. guided four winners at the Meadowlands Saturday night as the track brought the curtain down on its abbreviated four-card September meeting. Marohn got rolling right at the start of the night, piloting O U Sexy Guy ($4.80 to win, 1:56) to victory lane in the first race conditioned pace. Mac’s Jackpot ($3.20, lifetime-best 1:51.4), fresh off a pair of me...
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Downbytheseaside sets 1:50 2CP world mark

on 09/18/2016 2:00 AM
Downbytheseaside (Chris Page) cruised to an easy victory in the $69,000 (div.) Standardbred for two-year-old pacing colts in 1:50, breaking the world record by 1 4/5 seconds, highlighting the opening day action at the Delaware County Fair. Downbytheseaside was pushed off the gate and cleared the field of seven at the ¼ mile pole forcing Some Attitude (Peter Wrenn) to sit second and Fear Th...
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Sutton, Walner win impressively at Big M

on 09/17/2016 2:00 AM
On a night that saw 10 trotting events on a 13-race program, two performances stood out at the Meadowlands Friday night.   In a division of the Kindergarten Classic for 2-year-old colts and geldings on the trot, Walner rebounded to dominate in his second career Big M start.   The Linda Toscano-trained colt brushed to command at the three-eighths before romping his way to ...
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Betting Line, Racing Hill top 11 Jug entries

on 09/17/2016 2:00 AM
Betting Line will put his 11-race win streak on the line in Thursday's 71st edition of the Little Brown Jug presented by the Ohio Harness Horsemen's Association, where he will start from post five in the first of two opening-round heats at the Delaware County Fairgrounds.   A horse must win two one-mile races on the same day to capture the Little Brown Jug trophy. Eleven horses...
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Average price dips at Ohio, Morrisville sales

on 09/17/2016 2:00 AM
The Ohio Selected Jug Sale concluded Saturday and finished with the average price down by 3.7 percent. With 56 more horses sold this year, the average price for the 311 yearlings.was $16,706. The median price--the price point at which half the yearlings sell for more and half for less--was $11,000, a 15.4 percent decline from last year's figure of $13,000.   The Morrisville Equ...
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Bar Hopping gives Takter a CTC three-peat

on 09/17/2016 2:00 AM
Bar Hopping charged home to win the $687,000 Canadian Trotting Classic by 3 1/2 lengths Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack. The Jimmy Takter trained colt was able to convert off a perfect second-over steer from driver Tim Tetrick to win Canada's biggest race for 3-year-old trotters.   A trio of longshots fired out for the front, while Marion Marauder, the 3-5 favorite, was unhurr...
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Royal Charm wins in Elegantimage shocker

on 09/17/2016 2:00 AM
With the 1-9 favorite Caprice Hill being locked at the pylons for the mile, Royal Charm capitalized off a third-over trip to win Saturday night's $436,000 Elegantimage for 3-year-old filly trotters at Mohawk Racetrack in 1:54.4 at 33-1.   Dream Child secured the lead off a :27 quarter, sweeping by Emoticon Hanover towards the pylons. Side Bet Hanover raced in third alongside Ce...
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Seven And Seven, Ariana G win 2YO trots

on 09/17/2016 2:00 AM
Seven And Seven lunged off cover and down the center of the track to take the $350,000 William Wellwood Memorial final in 1:55.3 Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack.   International Moni led the field of rookie trotters to the opening quarter in :28, in front of Signal Hill wide of Seven And Seven in second. Signal Hill obtained control into the backstretch and was soon pressured by ...
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Resolve outduels 'Hannelore' in Maple Leaf Trot

on 09/17/2016 2:00 AM
Resolve turned in a game effort to come away with 1:51.4 victory in the $632,000 Maple Leaf Trot Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack.   The 5-year-old stallion was went toe-to-toe with standout mare Hannelore Hanover for the final half and ultimately wore down the powerhouse to score a length and a half victory for Swedish native and trainer-driver Ake Svanstedt.   Resolve...
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Saturday night in New York round-up

on 09/17/2016 2:00 AM
Owner-breeder Ina Madill's Andreios Kardia ($3) demonstrated great determination in the featured $10,000 Pacer of the Year Match Race on Saturday's closing-night program at Tioga Downs, upending pacesetter Believe This Bob in a 1:50.1 mile.   The 5-year-old Badlands Hanover gelding was eager to go on from race's outset, offering pressure to Believe This Bob through a :26.3 firs...
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Granite upsets ISS 3CP final at 44-1

on 09/16/2016 2:00 AM
The Hoosier State's top 3-year-old pacing colts were in the spotlight on Thursday at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino in the fifth and final round of the $75,000 preliminary Indiana Sires Stakes finals. The evening's 14-race program was primarily ruled by long shots but it was Granite, with Mike Peterson at the lines, who converted a pocket trip and a break by the heavy favorite to pull t...
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