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Windsong Magic takes her first Grassroots

on 08/29/2016 2:00 AM
The second straight night of Ontario Sires Stakes action at Georgian Downs featured five $18,000 Grassroots divisions for the three-year-old trotting fillies.   Windsong Magic opened the festivities with her first ever Grassroots victory, taking control of the race before the halfway marker and sailing home one and one-quarter lengths ahead of her peers. The 1:57.4 clocking was a pe...
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Videos of Hanover's Ohio Jug Sale yearlings online

on 08/29/2016 2:00 AM
The videos of the 13 Hanover Shoe Farms yearlings consigned to the Ohio Selected Jug Sale are now online and can be seen at the Hanover website hanoverpa.com. The consignment to Ohio consists of 13 well-bred yearlings representing prominent Ohio sires and coming from the sports best maternal families. The stallions represented in this offering are Dragon Again, Pet Rock and Yankee Cruiser. ...
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Summers Windsong snags Pocono feature

on 08/29/2016 2:00 AM
Summers Windsong ($29.60) found clearance, then trotted a huge last sixteenth to overhaul Tweet Me and win the $25,000 winners-over handicap feature Sunday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, continuing a weekend where favorites have regularly fallen to more-lightly-regarded horses.   Driver Eric Goodell stayed inside with the RC Royalty mare, and the pair did not look in good...
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Upsets galore in MDSS 2YO trot finals

on 08/29/2016 2:00 AM
It was a night for upsets in the Maryland Sires Stakes 2-year-old trot finals on Sunday at Ocean Downs.   Holy Trout, the favorite in the $40,475 filly trot, the Ronald "Doc" Banning Memorial, was three deep in the first turn when she made a break, leaving the Les Givens-trained entry in the lead. Jim Morand cut the 2:03.4 mile with Camita (Cam's Rocket) while stablemate L G's ...
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Fund-raiser set for Monday, Oct. 3, in Lexington

on 08/29/2016 2:00 AM
Once a year horsemen come together from all over the world to attend Grand Circuit racing and purchase high quality yearlings in beautiful Lexington. This year the Horsemen's Unicorn Foundation and the Stable of Memories have joined together to address an ever increasing need to support the preservation of the historic Round Barn and at the same time raise funds for horsemen in need. Both g...
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Snyder Scholarship Award winners announced

on 08/29/2016 2:00 AM
Harness Tracks of America and International Sound Corporation are pleased to announce the winners of this year's Harold Snyder Memorial Scholarship awards totaling $15,000.   The annual funding program, eligible to sons and daughters of harness racing participants or individuals actively engaged in the sport themselves, was launched in 1973 by Stan Bergstein, the late HTA executive ...
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McDermott reaches 1,500 training wins

on 08/29/2016 2:00 AM
Kevin McDermott earned his 1,500th career training victory this past Saturday night, Aug. 27, at Yonkers Raceway.   McDermott reached the milestone after Badix Hanover (Tyler Buter) wonthe $18,000 first-race pace in 1:52.3.   The 48-year-old McDermott has been one of the top trainers on the East Coast for the past decade. His pupils have banked more than $800,000 in each ...
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Bonnie Insko, 82, dies at home in Illinois

on 08/29/2016 2:00 AM
Bonnie Christine Insko, 82, wife of Hall of Famer Del Insko, died Aug. 25, in her home, with her husband and family at her side. She was born April 1, 1934, in Rolph, Iowa, the daughter of Andrew and Christine (Stephensen) Nelson. She was united in marriage to Delmer Insko on March 26, 1951, in Humboldt, Iowa. Mrs. Insko was the co-owner of the Del Insko Stables, was for 16 years em...
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Special T Rocks takes Harrington open

on 08/29/2016 2:00 AM
John Cancelliere's Special T Rocks ($8.40, Jim Morand) scored a 1:51 win Monday in the $16,000 Open Pace at Harrington Raceway.   Special T Rocks set the pace from post position three as Getitoffyourchest mounted a first over attack before yielding. Handsome Henry K put together a fierce rally late for the place spot but could not get to a powerful Special T Rocks who prevailed with...
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Hanover, Alabar join as sponsors of Delaney Weekend

on 08/29/2016 2:00 AM
Two of the biggest breeding operations in all of harness racing, Hanover Shoe Farms in North America and Alabar Stud in Australia/New Zealand, have both signed on as new sponsors for the sixth annual Vincent Delaney Memorial Weekend (VDM) in Ireland for 2017. In addition, Diamond Creek Farm and Joe Bellino Racing Stable in the USA, PJI Engineering and Oakwood Stud in Ireland, have all ...
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Hawthorne hosts Night of Champions Sept. 10

on 08/29/2016 2:00 AM
Hawthorne Race Course hosts Illinois' biggest night of racing, Night of Champions, on Saturday, Sept. 10, with a 7 PM post time. Presented by Xpressbet.com, the night includes 12 stake races, $700,000 in purses, a driver meet & greet, BBQ, live music, and raffles.   "At Hawthorne, we are thrilled to have harness racing back after an eight year hiatus and we wanted to celebrate w...
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Jacobs-Toscano-Tetrick have big NYSS day

on 08/29/2016 2:00 AM
Owner Ken Jacobs and trainer Linda Toscano came to Monticello Raceway on Monday afternoon with a full quiver. On the program's first race of the day, the regular New York Sires Stake for 2-year-old pacing fillies, racing for a purse of $52,500, showcased Planet Rock.   The daughter of Rock N Roll Heaven–Villa Hanover and driver Tim Tetrick wasted no time leaving from post position...
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2CP Every Way Out wires Reynolds field in 1:54.1

on 08/29/2016 2:00 AM
Every Way Out ($3.00) made every yard a winning one in the $52,780 Solicitor, a W. N. Reynolds Memorial Stakes event for 2-year-old pacing colts and geldings on Monday (Aug. 29) evening at Tioga Downs.   The son of If I Can Dream and Every Play pushed through up the pegs to establish the early lead, forcing Cougar Bait (Marcus Miller) into the pocket on approach to the first turn. E...
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Nova Scotia's Fred Jamieson dies at 90

on 08/29/2016 2:00 AM
Longtime horseman Frank Jamieson of Wallace, Nova Scotia, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 28, in his 90th year. Involved with Standardbreds and harness racing his entire life, Jamieson leaves a legacy of involvement that passed down through future generations. His son is Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Famer Carl Jamieson, and his grandson is two-time World Driving Champion Jody Jamieson. ...
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Veterinarian John "Shack" Kenney dies

on 08/29/2016 2:00 AM
John S. "Shack" Kenney, DVM, 79, died Aug. 27, with his family by his side. Dr. Kenney's lifelong love of horses led him to his distinguished career as an equine veterinarian, having also been one of the breeders of Albatross. Dr. Kenney played a wicked good game of racquetball and tennis. His unabashed Southern charm, good looks, and snarky humor endeared him to many. The consummate curm...
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Funeral services set for Pat Salerno

on 08/29/2016 2:00 AM
Placido "Pat" Anthony Salerno, 81, of Flemington, N.J., died Aug. 26,, surrounded by his family. He had battled pancreatic cancer.   Mr. Salerno was the husband of Betty (Coopersmith) Salerno. They would have celebrated 61 years of marriage in October. Born Feb. 28, 1935, in Easton, Pa., Mr. Salerno was the son of Anthony and Margaret (Vacaro) Salerno. Mr. Salerno graduated...
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Brazuca leads PA Stallion Series with 1:52.2 win

on 08/29/2016 2:00 AM
Brazuca powered to the lead near the three-eighths and rolled to victory in 1:52.2, shattering the stake record in Monday's $80,000 Pennsylvania Stallion Series event at The Meadows. The stake for 2-year-old filly pacers was contested over four divisions, with Queen To Me, Freakonomics and Pink Gardenias taking the other $20,000 splits. Dave Palone enjoyed a stake double, among his six wins on...
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Yonkers Trot elim won by Marion Marauder

on 08/28/2016 2:00 AM
Hambletonian winner Marion Marauder (Scott Zeron, $2.60) made short work of his small-track debut, winning Saturday night’s lone $40,000 elimination for the 62nd Yonkers Trot.   "Marion," starting from post position three in a Yonkers Raceway game of musical chairs (nine to eliminate one), took things in his own hooves early. The 3-10 choice moved past first leader Smalltownthrowd...
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Upsets shake up Metro, SAGL fields

on 08/28/2016 2:00 AM
The finals are now set for the Metro Pace and She's A Great Lady after a wild elimination night Saturday at Mohawk Racetrack. A total of three $40,000 Metro Pace and two $35,000 She's A Great Lady eliminations were contested with some major longshots putting an interesting spin on the action.   The Metro Pace eliminations for pacing colts and geldings started with a bang, as Windson...
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Wildflower wins Hudson; "Sassy" takes Lady Maud

on 08/28/2016 2:00 AM
Pole-sitting and pocketed, 14-1 Wildflower (Dan Dube, $31) picked off a drifting, odds-on Celebrity Eventsy (John Campbell) Saturday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's $118,574 Hudson Trot for 3-year-old fillies.   The 1-4 choice had no visible excuse, waltzing around the oval (:28.2, 58.2; 1:27.3) with minimal first-up pressure from Windowshopper (Ake Svanstedt). The people's prefere...
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