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Bill Lowe named LBJ Wall of Fame Honoree

on 08/17/2016 2:00 AM
Former Delaware County Fair general manager William C. "Bill" Lowe has been selected as the 32nd Little Brown Jug Wall of Fame Honoree by the Delaware County Fair.   Lowe, 69, served as the part-time fair manager from 1982 until 1991. During that time, he helped guide the Delaware County Fair into one of the premier fairs in the State of Ohio. He became the full-time general manager...
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WIJI heads 5-horse Prix d'Ete field

on 08/17/2016 2:00 AM
The 2015 Harness Horse of the Year, Wiggle It Jiggleit, headlines a short field of five pacers that will do battle Sunday in the $200,000 Prix D'Ete at the Hippodrome 3R. Currently ranked #1 in the North American Top Ten Poll and the richest harness horse of the 2016 season with earnings of $1,016,927 (US), Wiggle It Jiggleit, drew post one in the Prix D'Ete. Once the richest and most prest...
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Top pacers set for Battle of the Brandywine

on 08/17/2016 2:00 AM
Betting Line will put his eight-race win streak on the line in Saturday's $500,000 Battle of the Brandywine at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, where multiple-stakes-winners Control The Moment and Racing Hill await the opportunity to challenge the Casie Coleman-trained standout for the first time since the North America Cup nearly two months ago.   Canadian-based Betting Line won th...
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Trustworthy Kid victorious in Meadows $20K trot

on 08/17/2016 2:00 AM
  Trustworthy Kid launched a determined uncovered bid in the slop that carried him to victory in Wednesday's $20,000 Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows. Trustworthy Kid was fifth by 6 lengths when Tony Hall tipped him off the cones. Although I Know My Chip had fashioned a comfortable first half in 58, he couldn't hold off Trustworthy Kid, who scored in 1:54.4. Tall Cotton shot...
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2FT Barn Bella stars in NYSS at Yonkers

on 08/16/2016 2:00 AM
New York Sire Stakes continued downstate Monday night, with Yonkers Raceway hosting the $145,923 Mike Cohen Trot (2-year-old fillies). The trio of races honored the memory of the former Yonkers and NBC Sports publicity director, with family and friends making winner's circle presentations. The third ($48,941) division was the evening's fastest, with Barn Bella (Jeff Gregory, $6.10) wiring h...
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Dream Together takes Pure Ivory final

on 08/16/2016 2:00 AM
The combination of driver Sylvain Filion and trainer Luc Blais has been red hot lately at Mohawk Racetrack and Monday night was no different, as they teamed up to capture the Pure Ivory Series final and Preferred Trot. A field of seven two-year-old trotting fillies competed in the $37,000 Pure Ivory Series finale. Blais trainee Dream Together entered the final off a pair of victories in the...
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Let's Get Started sets Northfield mark in OHSS

on 08/16/2016 2:00 AM
When Let's Get Started won her $40,000 Ohio Sires Stakes on Monday night at Northfield Park, breeder Richard McClelland, who owns the daughter of Dejarmbro in partnership with his wife Joyce couldn't have been happier.   The filly not only set a new track record of 1:57 in the process but her name also honors Richard's mother, a native of Ireland who lived to be 94. &nb...
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Stuck In My Spanks takes Grassroots at Mohawk

on 08/16/2016 2:00 AM
A moment of pique almost cost Stuck In My Spanks a Grassroots trophy at Mohawk Racetrack on Monday evening, but the two-year-old trotting filly mounted a remarkable recovery to earn her first Ontario Sires Stakes win. Starting from post 7 in the second $18,000 Grassroots division, Stuck In My Spanks went off stride soon after the gate had pulled away from the field of nine. As Jilona took t...
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All The Time continues to recover well

on 08/16/2016 2:00 AM
The connections of outstanding three-year-old trotting filly All The Time had a roller coaster ride during Hambletonian weekend. In the $500,000 Hambletonian Oaks on Aug. 6 All The Time was an impressive three-length winner in 1:52.1, a new life mark. The win was her fourth this year in seven starts with the other three outings second-place finishes. The daughter of Muscle Hill owned and br...
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Wife of Tbed trainer Asmussen a harness winner

on 08/16/2016 2:00 AM
Although trainer Steve Asmussen is well-known in Thoroughbred racing, the family has also branched out to harness racing. In writing for the Saratogian newspaper, Mike Sardella notes how Asmussen's wife, Julie, became interested in harness racing last year while in Saratoga, N.Y., for the Thoroughbred meet when the family took a trip to the nearby Saratoga harness racetrack.   Julie...
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Sutton a "major player" in Colonial Trot

on 08/16/2016 2:00 AM
After seeing Sutton come within a photo finish of winning the Hambletonian earlier this month, co-owner/driver Andy Miller believes the 3-year-old colt can remain in the picture among the division's best trotters the rest of the season.   Sutton's next opportunity arrives Saturday when he competes in the $500,000 Colonial at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. The race is part of ...
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Walnut Hall Ltd. mares in Blooded Horse Sale

on 08/16/2016 2:00 AM
An elite group of in foal mares from Walnut Hall Ltd share the stage with 170 yearlings and several hundred racehorses at the 60th Annual Blooded Horse Summer Sale to be held August 29 and 30 in Delaware, Ohio. The sale offers a 722 horse catalog sure to contain something of interest for every Standardbred enthusiast. Monday features 170 mostly black type yearlings along with racehorses and br...
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Gingras/Takter sweep PASS 3CT splits

on 08/16/2016 2:00 AM
The potent team of Yannick Gingras and trainer Jimmy Takter flexed its muscles Tuesday at The Meadows, sweeping three divisions of the Hickory Smoke, a $163,309 Pennsylvania Sires Stake for 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters.   The pair triumphed with Love Matters, Jimmy William and Reigning Moni. The victory by Love Matters probably was the most significant as he’s headed for S...
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Can. PM Trudeau photobombs Charlottetown

on 08/16/2016 2:00 AM
The red carpet was rolled out at Red Shores at Charlottetown Driving Park during Tuesday’s card of racing to honour a very special guest – none other than the nation's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (left). According to CBC.ca, Trudeau was a busy man during his visit to PEI. He scooped ice cream for customers at Cow’s Creamery, he took selfies with adoring fans and even photo-bombed a ...
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Terror At Night 3-time PA Stallion Series winner

on 08/15/2016 2:00 AM
Terror At Night emerged as the only three-time winner from the preliminary rounds of the Pennsylvania Stallion Series for three-year-old pacing fillies, which held its fourth and final preliminary Sunday night over "good" going at the mountain oval. Terror At Night and Yannick Gingras had the top in their division in 26.3, and the favorite then yielded to second choice Square Dancer, who go...
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NZ's Dexter Dunn wins Delaney Memorial

on 08/15/2016 2:00 AM
Two track records, one major upset and a grand time for the thousands of people in attendance headlined the final day of the fifth annual Ladbrokes Vincent Delaney Memorial Weekend at Portmarnock Raceway Sunday. By the end of the weekend if they had had a key to the racetrack at Portmarnock they would have given it to the World Driving Champion, New Zealand's Dexter Dunn, as he stole the show ...
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Round 2 of KYSS held Sunday at Red Mile

on 08/15/2016 2:00 AM
On Sunday evening, eight $15,000 Kentucky Sire Stakes events were contested at Red Mile. With divisions for 2 and 3 year olds of both gaits, these races were the second preliminary leg of the series which culminates in lucrative finals worth a total of $1.4 million on Sunday.   Although there were some familiar faces in the field, such as defending champions Barryscourt and Lak...
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Super Stakes Saturday draw on Monday

on 08/15/2016 2:00 AM
The draw for Super Stakes Saturday, Aug. 20, at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs will take place on Monday. The entry box closes at 9 a.m. (EDT) sharp.   Events included on the program are the Battle of the Brandywine 3-Year-Old Open Pace, the Colonial 3-Year-Old Open and the Valley Forge 3-Year-Old Filly Pace. For both the Battle and the Colonial there will be a $500,000 final...
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August 2YO MDSS start at Ocean Downs

on 08/15/2016 2:00 AM
The August 2-year-old Maryland Sires Stakes started on Sunday at Ocean Downs and once again the stallion Cam's Rocket's had offspring win on both the trot and pace, taking four of five Sires Stakes prelims.   The non-wagering events started with the freshman filly trotters. Jim Morand sent his filly Camita (Cam's Rocket) right to the front where she was able to hold off Starz A...
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Freshman colts in Sires Stakes Tuesday at Scioto

on 08/15/2016 2:00 AM
Nine divisions of 2-year-old pacing and trotting colts will be featured at Scioto Downs on Tuesday afternoon in the third round of Ohio Sires Stakes action. Each division carries a purse of $40,000 and begins with a first race post time of 2 p.m., ET.   A total of 23 trotters—11 colts and 12 geldings—are set to vie in a trio of trotting divisions (Races 2, 3 and 5). Eleven ...
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