Class Six wins Batavia feature

on 08/16/2020 8:02 AM
The third time was the charm for Class Six who scored his first top class victory in three Batavia Downs tries after he won the $8,500 Open I pace on Saturday.   Drew Monti pushed Class Six off the gate and to the lead where he would stay the entire mile. After getting to the half in :58.2, Under Paid (Denny Bucceri) launched a mild bid on the outside going to three-quarters, but...
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Odds On Osiris wins Carl Milstein Memorial

on 08/16/2020 7:54 AM
Last year’s Indiana Sires Stake champion Odds On Osiris left the Hoosier State for the first time to compete, and made it count by winning the $250,000 Carl Milstein Memorial at MGM Northfield Park on Saturday night. Odds On Osiris left from post two to take the initial lead before relinquishing the top to Ocean Rock (Dan Noble), who left from post eight. “My plan w...
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Burke, Page dominate Ohio Sires Stakes at Northfield  

on 08/15/2020 10:48 PM
It was the Ron Burke and Chris Page show on Saturday night, Aug. 15 at Northfield Park as the trainer-driver combo captured the first three Ohio Sires Stakes.    It's Academic and driver Page captured the first of two $50,000 Ohio Sires Stakes for sophomore trotting colts handily in 1:55.1.  The son of Uncle Peter-Annapolis-Muscle Hill was the 1-5 favorite, hailing ...
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Freshmen fillies shine in NYSS at Vernon Downs

on 08/15/2020 9:42 PM
Vernon Downs played host to three divisions of the New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) for 2-year-old trotting fillies on Saturday (August 15). Destined To Dance (Tyler Buter) outduels Dream Chapter (Mark MacDonald) to win the $33,600 first division. Me Three (Brian Sears) got the first call but the lead was short lived when Dream Chapter took over and led to the first quarter in :26.4. ...
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Sister Sledge rebounds from Hambo, sets PASS record

on 08/15/2020 9:40 PM
Rebounding nicely from her Hambletonian horror show, Sister Sledge overpowered her field and trotted to a record 1:52 — on a "good" surface — in Saturday's $186,382 Pennsylvania Sires Stake at The Meadows. Crucial rallied furiously through the lane to capture the other division in the event for 3-year-old fillies known as the Stenographer, giving trainer Ron Burke a sta...
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Wings Of Royalty, Kings County win Plainridge features

on 08/15/2020 7:20 AM
A pair of $12,000 trots highlighted the card at Plainridge Park on Friday afternoon and both races resulted in big performances.    In the $12,000 winners-over trot, Wings Of Royalty (Shawn Gray) got away fourth behind Mr. Muscle (Drew Monti) who led to the quarter in :27 and the half in :55.4 while fending off Jericho (Mitchell Cushing). When the race reached the three...
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Century Farroh upsets Bettor’s Wish in Dan Patch

on 08/15/2020 7:14 AM
The race to the wire at Harrah’s Hoosier Park on Friday was contentious but in the end it was Century Farroh (David Miller) collecting the victory in the 27th edition of the $225,000 Dan Patch Stakes. The 4-year-old son of Mach Three-Beachy Girl bested even money favorite, Bettor’s Wish (Dexter Dunn) and a swiftly closing Dorsoduro Hanover (Matt Kakaley).   Owned b...
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New track record by Guinevere Hall in Ohio Sires Stakes 

on 08/14/2020 9:36 PM
The undefeated Guinevere Hall kept her unblemished 2020 record intact and scored a new Scioto Downs track record of 1:53 in the first of two $50,000 Ohio Sires Stakes for 3-year-old trotting fillies on Friday night, Aug. 14.    The daughter of Cash Hall was driven by Peter Wrenn for trainer Melanie Wrenn and is owned by the MT Pockets Stables of Pompano Beach, FL and Davi...
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J-Mac wins five and Jenny Lake takes feature at Vernon

on 08/14/2020 8:55 PM
The red hot John MacDonald drives five winners and Jenny Lake (Leon Bailey) takes the $4,400 featured trot at Vernon Downs on Friday (August 14). MacDonald drove his first winner in race two with Reckless Image ($4.60).  He went back-to-back winning race four and five with Dream On A Roll ($7.40) and Lucky Sevens ($6.20).  He got his fourth win of the night in race eight with l...
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Majestic Player to go against the best in Crawford Farms Trot

on 08/14/2020 3:08 PM
The first time Walter Haynes Jr. qualified Australian-bred Majestic Player in the U.S., the trotter was in against a field of pacers at Miami Valley Raceway in January. Majestic Player, with trainer Haynes in the sulky, was third after three-quarters of a mile, more than three lengths off the lead, but came home in :28.2 to win by two lengths in 1:57.2. Following the qualifier, Haynes called ...
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Scioto adds $100,000 Invitational Pace to Sept. 5 card

on 08/14/2020 2:52 PM has learned a $100,000 Invitational Pace will be added to the race card on Saturday, Sept. 5, at Scioto Downs. It is closing night for the 2020 season and track officials are hoping the $100,000 #Senditin Stakes will lead to record wagering. The track earlier this year topped the $2-million mark for the first time in its history.   “In honor of smashing every s...
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Kentucky Sires Stakes get underway Sunday at Red Mile

on 08/14/2020 2:37 PM
With the exciting Kentucky Sires Stakes program beginning this Sunday at The Red Mile, the Kentucky Harness Association wants to remind all participants of the new Commonwealth Series and declaration details. As previously announced, the new Commonwealth Series consists of two legs and a final. The legs will carry guaranteed purses of $20,000 each (regardless of splits) and the finals for each o...
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Diamond Creek announces sale division

on 08/14/2020 2:19 PM
In the Bluegrass, as the summer winds down and turns to fall, Diamond Creek’s Kentucky farm is bustling with activity as more than 50 yearlings are being prepared for sale. These horses are from the farm’s herd as well as several partners and clients. Diamond Creek Farm has evolved into an enterprise with several branches. Diamond Creek Stallions manages nine stallions in three st...
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Taylor: PETA financed 100 percent of lawsuit

on 08/14/2020 11:56 AM
Attorney Howard Taylor released a statement Friday (Aug. 14) in response to “certain inaccurate and/or misleading aspects of statements made by PETA concerning the settlement of the Tretter v. Breshnahan matter.” It follows: I would like to address certain inaccurate and/or misleading aspects of statements made by PETA concerning the settlement of the Tretter v. Bresnahan matter. ...
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Mohawk requirements for foreign horsemen

on 08/14/2020 11:53 AM
Woodbine Entertainment today released its policies for foreign participants and Canadians who have recently traveled outside the country seeking to race at Woodbine Mohawk Park.   Participants arriving from an outside country or permanent residents returning to Canada will be allowed access to race at Woodbine Mohawk Park under the following conditions:     &nb...
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Elver Hanover to compete in Milstein

on 08/14/2020 9:31 AM
After winning his first 10 career starts, Elver Hanover has found himself on the other side of a streak, dropping three races in a row. He will look to halt the skid Saturday (Aug. 15) when he meets seven rivals in the $250,000 Carl Milstein Memorial at Northfield Park. Elver Hanover, who was Ohio’s 2019 Horse of the Year, starts the Milstein from post three with driver Chris Page. He i...
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Trina, Royalty Deal win first Ont. SS

on 08/14/2020 9:04 AM
Thursday night marked the midway point in the three-year-old trotting filly Gold Series season and it was a pair of first-time Ontario Sires Stakes winners who emerged from the fray at Woodbine Mohawk Park. In the opening $108,000 division Trina hustled away from Post 10 behind division point leader Warrawee Vicky and followed that filly through the fractions of :26.4, :55.3 and 1:24.3 rung u...
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Determination-Blais sweep series finals

on 08/14/2020 8:59 AM
It was the Determination and Luc Blais show on Thursday night, as they swept the top-two spots in both the $79,000 Millard Farms and $84,500 Pure Ivory Series finals for two-year-old trotters.   Macho Martini kept his perfect record alive with a dominant 1:54.4 score in the Millard Farms, while Donna Soprano charged by rivals in the lane to win the Pure Ivory in 1:55.1. Bob McClure gu...
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Rockin Ellie picks up fourth win of season

on 08/13/2020 9:00 PM
Rockin Ellie took a two hole trip and turned it into her fourth win of the year in the $12,000 conditioned distaff pace at Plainridge Park on Thursday afternoon (Aug. 13).    Rockin Ellie (Bruce Ranger) left and dropped in second behind Hereslookinatyou N (Mitchell Cushing), who took the field to the quarter in a swift :26.4. An outer flow formed before the half led by Royalty Aga...
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Crossfit upsets Winnerup in Philly feature

on 08/13/2020 5:01 PM
The Donato Hanover gelding Crossfit, parked to the three-eighths to gain command in the $13,600 featured trot at Harrah’s Philadelphia Thursday afternoon, proved tough in the stretch while equaling his lifetime mark of 1:54.2. The 19-1 shot turned back the late-closing 1-9 shot Winnerup by 1 ¼ lengths.   Corey Callahan was in the sulky behind the winne...
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