Shnitzledosomethin back home for Dan Patch

on 08/13/2020 2:35 PM
Howard Taylor has owned a winner of almost every major stakes contest on the continent, but Shnitzledosomethin owns his heart despite not being a world champion or capturing a Breeders Crown. That could all change in the $225,000 Dan Patch Stakes at Harrah’s Hoosier Park on Friday. “I just had to have him after seeing him as a yearling,” said Taylor, who co-owns the 5-year-old s...
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Bettor's Wish back on track heading to Dan Patch

on 08/13/2020 1:21 PM
When Bettor’s Wish finished eighth in the Graduate Series championship last month, it snapped a streak of 24 consecutive top-three finishes for the Chris Ryder-trained pacer. When he was third in his following start, it marked only the second time in his career that he went back-to-back races without either a win or second-place finish. But as he heads to Friday’s $225,0...
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Action Uncle back in action in Ohio SS at Northfield

on 08/13/2020 12:38 PM
A quartet of $50,000 fourth leg Ohio Sires Stakes (OSS) divisions on Saturday at Northfield Park will determine the Championship fields for Super Night, set for Sept. 5 at Scioto Downs.    Thirteen sophomore trotting colts will line up behind the Northfield Park starting gate while two six-horse fields of 3-year-old pacing fillies vie in the fourth round of the OSS series.&n...
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Arnold N Dicky sets PASS 2CT record

on 08/13/2020 8:35 AM
Arnold N Dicky overcame an awkward first quarter and powered to victory in a stake record 1:54.2 in Wednesday’s $204,720 Pennsylvania Sires Stakes at The Meadows. Fly Light captured the other division, giving Dave Palone a sweep of the stake for freshman colt and gelding trotters known as the Florida Pro. Both splits were conducted as off-the-card, non-wagering events.   Arnold ...
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Ray Fisher Jr. sweeps Batavia features

on 08/13/2020 8:33 AM
Ray Fisher Jr. had a big night at Batavia Downs on Wednesday after winning both $7,500 pacing and trotting features. Fisher first took the fillies and mares Open-II pace with Lady London who led every step of the way.   Lady London went for the front but got stung to the quarter in :26.4 by The Bay Front (Denny Bucceri) before settling in. However once she was on top, she p...
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Win streak continues for Test Of Faith in NYSS

on 08/13/2020 8:31 AM
Two divisions of the New York Sires Stakes (NYSS) for 2-year-old pacing fillies were featured on Wednesday night at Saratoga Casino Hotel and each division contained 1-9 betting favorites. The first saw a superstar freshman filly continue her terrific summer while the other saw the big favorite falter due to an early miscue. The win streak lengthened for Test Of Faith (Art Major-Cannae Cammie...
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Stars head to Tioga for Sunday stakes

on 08/12/2020 5:46 PM
Tioga Downs will host an exciting day of Grand Circuit stakes racing on Sunday with nearly a half million in purses offered to many of North America's top Standardbreds.   The Crawford Farms Open Trotting Stake will see 10 of the finest older trotters battle for a purse of $220,000 led by last week's Cashman Memorial winner Gimpanzee who currently sits atop the To...
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Sophomore fillies vie in final leg of Ohio Sires Stakes

on 08/12/2020 4:31 PM
Two $50,000 Ohio Sires Stakes for 3-year-old trotting fillies set to be held on Friday at Scioto Downs, which will determine the field for the $300,000 Championships, set to be held at this same five-eighths mile venue on Sept. 5.    This fourth leg of the series features 15 diagonally gaited distaffs, including three each sired by Triumphant Caviar and Uncle Peter, with two...
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Shenandoah to give aspiring race callers a chance

on 08/12/2020 4:30 PM
Even though the upcoming harness race meet at Shenandoah Downs will be run without spectators and wagering this year due to Covid-related precautions, track officials have come up with a unique way to create a "once in a lifetime" experience for ten lucky fans.   Initially, plans were in place to hold the fall campaign --- which runs from September 18 - October 17 --- withou...
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Virgo captures Fox Stakes at Indiana State Fair

on 08/12/2020 3:48 PM
Virgo won the $57,235 Fox Stakes for 2-year-old male pacers and Swingforthefences captured the $33,530 Ralph Wilfong Memorial for 2-year-old male trotters Wednesday at the Indiana State Fair. With Trace Tetrick in the sulky, Virgo was sixth through the first three-quarters of the 11-horse Fox Stakes before unleashing a :28.1 final quarter to win by five lengths over JK Going West in 1:52. TJ...
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Bea Farber, "Queen Bea," dies at age 79

on 08/12/2020 12:33 PM
Beatrice “Bea” Farber, whose 1,801 wins is the most ever by a female driver, died Tuesday morning, Aug. 11. She was 79.   A member of the harness racing Hall of Fames in Michigan, Illinois and Florida, Ms. Farber's exploits were so extraordinary that in 1980 in conjunction with the U.S. Trotting Association, a short film was made about her titled Queen Bea. In a b...
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USTA launches improved chip ID app

on 08/12/2020 9:50 AM
The U.S. Trotting Association announced the relaunch of a new, significantly improved USTA Chip ID app that is available for both iOS and Android devices on Wednesday (Aug. 12). The upgraded app will be offered for a free six-month trial to all registered users.   In addition to the original functions of horse identification and recording temperature, the improved app adds a GPS locat...
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Adios champ Catch The Fire favored in Milstein Memorial

on 08/12/2020 8:34 AM
Catch The Fire has been named the 2-1 morning in Saturday’s $250,000 Carl Milstein Memorial at MGM Northfield Park. The top money-earner in the field headlines an accomplished group of eight 3-year-old pacers in Northfield Park’s premier event. The Milstein, a by invitation only event, is slated as Race 10 on a 16-race program that carries a 6 p.m. first-r...
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KY Harness advises of proposed medication changes

on 08/12/2020 8:33 AM
The new Kentucky Harness Association is advising horsemen of proposed medication regulations that are in the final stages of the legislative process and, if enacted, will become effective as of Aug. 25, thus affecting horses racing at the Red Mile.   These regulations include: --the 48-hour NSAID restriction and the ban on stacking; --the 14-day stand-down on intra-a...
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Bettor's Wish favored in Dan Patch at Hoosier

on 08/12/2020 8:30 AM
A field of 10 will be sent postward in the $225,000 Dan Patch Stakes at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday. Ten of the top rated older pacers in North America will take center stage as they go to post seeking fame in the 27th installment of Hoosier Park’s premier harness racing event.   The 2020 installment of the Dan Patch Stakes will highlight the 1...
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Notorious Pink gives Alagna Whenuwishuponastar three-peat

on 08/11/2020 10:59 PM
 Notorious Pink completed the sweep of the Whenuwishuponastar Series on Tuesday evening to give trainer Tony Alagna his third consecutive title in the event.    A field of nine 2-year-old pacing fillies squared off in the $80,500 final of the Whenuwishuponastar and dominance is a perfect word to describe the last three weeks and years of the event.    ...
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Love A Good Story, Without A Warning best in NYSS

on 08/11/2020 8:42 PM
  Yonkers Raceway hosted two divisions of New York Sires Stakes races for 3-year-old trotting fillies Tuesday night and the rail was the place to start from in both divisions.   In the first division, a $73,100 four-horse race held before the wagering card, Love A Good Story relinquished the lead early from post position one to No Mas Drama, but then brushed by that rival...
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Always Giggling one of six Wilder wins at Meadows

on 08/11/2020 6:59 PM
Refreshed after a grueling opening panel, Always Giggling shot the Lightning Lane to capture Tuesday’s feature at The Meadows, a $10,800 filly & mare conditioned pace. The win contributed to a huge day for Mike Wilder, who piloted six winners on the 15-race card.   Always Giggling was parked throughout that :26 first quarter before crossing over but picked up much-...
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Sandbetweenmytoes, Allywag Hanover, Cattlewash star in PASS

on 08/11/2020 5:27 PM
Allywag Hanover was victorious in his section of the third preliminary leg of his group’s $191,159 Pennsylvania Sires Stakes for 3-year-old colt pacers Tuesday afternoon at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, but his star was eclipsed on the day by Sandbetweenmytoes.   Sandbetweenmytoes, a Somebeachsomewhere gelding trained by Jim Campbell for Fashion Farms, had by n...
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Online bid registration open for Ohio Jug Sale

on 08/11/2020 2:14 PM
Those planning to bid online for yearlings selling at the Ohio Selected Jug Yearling Sale may now register to do so by clicking here. Online buyers must sign up and receive approval from sale management before placing bids when the sale commences.   The deadline for registration is Sept. 10.   The “live” online bidding platform is hosted by the company CCi....
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