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Filly pacers vie for $110,000 in NYSS at Batavia

on 08/19/2016 2:00 AM
There is $110,200 up for grabs in the 2-year-old pacing filly division of the New York Sires Stakes (NYSS) at Batavia Downs on Saturday night but it's being competed for all in one race. In a rare instance, only eight of the 43 two-year-old pacing fillies that have started in NYSS competition this year have entered the top level this week and they will go postward in Race 4.  ...
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Pure Country back with ladies in Valley Forge

on 08/19/2016 2:00 AM
After two successive starts against the boys, Pure Country returns to racing against the ladies in Saturday's $350,000 Valley Forge for 3-year-old female pacers at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono.   She is the 5-2 morning line favorite despite an unfavorable starting spot, post No. 9, in the nine-horse field. Horses starting from post nine win 5.6 percent of the time at Pocono,...
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Purrfect Bags snags Yonkers Mare Open

on 08/19/2016 2:00 AM
Purrfect Bags (Jordan Stratton) rallied to snap odds-on Tessa Seelster (George Brennan) at the wire Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's $45.000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace.   Unhurried from post position five, last season's Lady Maud winner watched as 3-5 favorite ‘Tessa' made the lead before a :27.4 opening quarter-mile. After a soft 57-second intermission, Bettor ...
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Italian amateurs top Americans at Tioga

on 08/19/2016 2:00 AM
The visiting Italians came from behind at Tioga Downs to out-point the Americans in the Italian-American Friendship Competition and won the three-race international driving rivalry.   On the strength of two driving victories by Otello Zoretto, the visiting Italians walked away with all the accolades and overcame being on the short end of the 71-53 score that was in play prior to the...
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Harrisburg preview now at theblackbook.com

on 08/18/2016 2:00 AM
Standardbred Horse Sales Company is proud to announce that its 78th Annual Harrisburg Yearling Sale Preview is now posted on our website, http://www.theblackbook.com/. Individual yearling pedigrees will soon follow, with yearling video links posted closer to the sale. Yearling Sale dates are Monday, Nov. 7 through Wednesday, Nov. 9, featuring 899 fabulous yearlings – 478 by Pennsylvania...
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Nuncio captures Jubilee Trophy at Solvalla

on 08/18/2016 2:00 AM
In making the 49th start of his career, Nuncio won the Jubilee Trophy at the Solvalla track in Stockholm, Sweden, on Wednesday night. Two weeks ago Nuncio was scratched from a race because he had developed a fever. But he showed no ill effects, and enjoyed a favorable trip in the race to win for trainer-owner Stefan Melander. Spartan Kronos and the Melander-trained Volstead volleyed...
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Ohio Sires Stakes showcase 3YO fillies

on 08/18/2016 2:00 AM
Two divisions of 3-year-old Buckeye-bred trotting fillies highlight the Scioto Downs program on Friday night as 20 diagonally-gaited distaffs square off in the fourth round of Ohio Sires Stakes (OSS). Post time is 6:30 p.m. (ET).   Each division carries a purse of $40,000, as this final leg of OSS action will help determine who is eligible for the $250,000 Championship. The Ohi...
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RUS America announces membership drive

on 08/18/2016 2:00 AM
RUS America is announcing they are currently hosting a membership drive for Standardbred owners, trainers, existing and potential riders (including drivers), and fans interested in supporting RUS and keeping abreast of the latest news regarding racing under saddle in the United States and RUS America itself.   Membership is free. To become a member, visit the RUS America website to ...
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Freshmen set for stakes action at Mohawk

on 08/18/2016 2:00 AM
Two-year-old pacers will step into the spotlight Saturday night to kick off a month-and-a-half stretch of Grand Circuit action at Mohawk Racetrack. The Nassagaweya Stakes for freshmen pacing colts and geldings and the Eternal Camnation Stakes for rookie pacing fillies will each feature two divisions. Each event carries a total purse of $211,000.   Many of the 2 year olds competing i...
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Super Stakes Saturday in new Weekend Preview!

on 08/18/2016 2:00 AM
Super Stakes Saturday at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono is highlighted in the free and new HarnessRacing Weekend Preview, including a look at the Colonial Trot that features a Hambletonian rematch between champ Marion Marauder, second-by-a-nose Southwind Frank and third-by-a-neck Sutton, as well as three other finalists. Driver Scott Zeron talks about starting from post 2 with Marion Marauder...
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Full pedigrees now for sale on Pathway

on 08/18/2016 2:00 AM
Full catalog-style pedigrees are now available online through Pathway, the official source for Standardbred and harness racing information at the U.S. Trotting Association's website, http://www.ustrotting.com/.   These comprehensive pedigree reports are presented in the familiar catalog-style format, with information going back through four generations on the dam side. The online ve...
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Winbak yearling videos up for Goshen sale

on 08/18/2016 2:00 AM
Winbak Farm is excited to be a partner in the second annual Goshen Yearling Sale, which will be held Sept. 18 at the Mark Ford Training Center in Middletown, New York. Winbak's yearling lineup for the sale includes New York and Pennsylvania-sired yearlings. The yearlings are sired by some of the most proven stallions in North America.   New York-eligible pacing yearlings are sired b...
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No elims for Hudson Filly, Lady Maud

on 08/17/2016 2:00 AM
Due to a limited number of entrants for both Yonkers Raceway stakes, neither the Hudson Filly Trot nor the Lady Maud Pace are in need of elimination races this Saturday night.   Thus, the races for 3-year-old fillies go as "one-dash-for-the-cash" events, set for Saturday night, Aug. 27.   The seven in-to-go's (alphabetically) for $118,574 Hudson are…Celebrity Eventsy, D...
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Scotch McEwan romps in Ohio Sires Stakes

on 08/17/2016 2:00 AM
Scotch McEwan romped to victory in the third leg of Ohio Sires Stakes action at Scioto Downs on Tuesday for driver Josh Sutton and trainer Bill Dailey, pacing in 1:53.2, just slightly slower than the 1:52.3 track record he had set on July 28.   A total of nine $40,000 Ohio Sires Stakes divisions for 2-year-old trotting and pacing colts were contested at the five-eighth's mile o...
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Elliesjet N lowers mark at Pocono

on 08/17/2016 2:00 AM
Elliesjet N took a new lifetime mark of 1:51.4 despite "sloppy" going Tuesday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, winning by a half-length over Envious Hanover in the $15,500 mares pacing feature.   The imported daughter of Jereme's Jet was sent to the lead early in the :27.1 first quarter, played give-and-go with favored Ideal Nuggets in front of the stands, then withsto...
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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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