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2YO Perfect Sting scores 1:50.4 KYSS victory

on 08/17/2020 9:53 PM
Day two of Kentucky Sires Stakes action took place Monday afternoon at The Red Mile, this time for 2-year-old pacers.   Blue Diamond Eyes and driver David Miller started the day off with a narrow win over Lindy At The Beach in 1:51.2 in the first $40,000 division for filly pacers. The daughter of Captaintreacherous-Aria Hanover is owned by Thomas and Scott Dillion and traine...
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Yonkers closing Sept. 12; Yonkers Trot, Messenger canceled

on 08/17/2020 4:20 PM
Empire City Casino by MGM Resorts and the Standardbred Owners Association of New York (SOANY) have announced an agreement to extend racing at the historic harness track through Saturday, Sept. 12. This will allow for the New York Night of Champions to be held as scheduled on Sept. 12, which will showcase the best trotters and pacers bred in New York State.   &ldquo...
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PA releases July revenue report for racinos

on 08/17/2020 4:01 PM
Figures released today by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board shows total gaming and fantasy contests revenue generated during July 2020 was $283,051,763 which represents a 0.56 percent increase over revenue generated in July 2019. The state's taxes on gaming topped $67.8 million.   Revenues generated for the Pennsylvania Race Horse Development Fund were as follows: Harr...
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Maverick wins debut at Red Mile in 1:57.2

on 08/17/2020 2:44 PM
Maverick, who sold last fall as a yearling for a record $1.1 million, made his long-awaited debut a winning one Monday afternoon at The Red Mile. With Joe Bongiorno driving for trainer Tony Alagna, Maverick broke his maiden in 1:57.2.   A son of Father Patrick and a full brother to the 2019 Trotter of the Year Greenshoe,  Maverick got away third for Bongiorno in the $5,000 c...
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Prewitt new Director of Racing for Caesar's

on 08/17/2020 12:03 PM
Gabe Prewitt has been named Director of Racing for Caesar's Entertainment-Racing. Prewitt, 37, has been the announcer at Pompano Park and the Red Mile and will continue in that role at both racetracks this year. He will also manage post times, gambling menus and social media at Caesar’s Entertainment’s harness tracks and be on-site at northern tracks when Pompano is dark. &nbs...
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2YO Dancinginthedark M trots 1:52.3 in KYSS opener

on 08/17/2020 11:13 AM
The 2020 Kentucky Sires Stakes season kicked off Sunday afternoon at The Red Mile, with 2-year-old trotters in action in $40,000 divisions.   Cricket Fashion was the first winner of the day in a division for the colt and geldings, easily winning as the favorite. The son of Muscle Hill-Cocktail Hour scored by over two lengths in 1:55.2. He is owned by Fashion Farms LLC, trained by...
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Wiggle It Jiggleit in action on Harrington's opener

on 08/17/2020 11:07 AM
Harrington Raceway’s 74th season of live harness racing will resume Monday night, Aug. 17, with a 12-race program. Post time is 4:30 p.m.   The feature race is a $13,500 conditioned pace that features some local pacing heavyweights, including 2015 Horse of the Year Wiggle It Jiggleit (9-2, Montrell Teague), for owners George Teague Jr. and Teague Racing Partnership. The Cly...
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Strong NA Cup preps for Beaumond Hanover, Tattoo Artist

on 08/17/2020 9:34 AM
Sophomore pacing colts descended on Rideau Carleton Raceway on Sunday to compete in two $78,600 Ontario Sires Stakes Gold Series divisions and in spite of a drenching rain, the colts put on an impressive show. Sunday’s Gold divisions served as a final North America Cup tune-up for top-ranked Tattoo Artist and Beaumond Hanover and both colts look ready to take on the continent’s b...
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Ohio Harness Horsemen's Assn. awards 8 scholarships

on 08/17/2020 9:27 AM
The Ohio Harness Horsemen’s Association (OHHA) is awarding eight scholarships, totaling $15,000, to college and post graduate students for the 2020-2021 academic year.    The OHHA Scholarship is available to graduating high school seniors and students enrolled in degree or certificate programs. Graduate students are eligible if they are enrolled in a harness racing-sp...
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Racing returns to PA fair after 50-plus year absence

on 08/17/2020 9:23 AM
After an absence of at least 50 years, harness racing is returning to the Somerset County Fair in Pennsylvania. This week’s fair will feature two days of harness racing—Thursday, Aug. 20 at 2 p.m. and Friday, Aug. 21 at noon—with each card offering a full schedule of Pennsylvania Fair stakes.   Actually, the 50-plus number is an estimate; no one knows for s...
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A Hershberger dead heat at Ohio fair

on 08/17/2020 8:40 AM
It was a rare afternoon for Crist Hershberger at the Ashtabula County Fairgrounds in Jefferson, Ohio on Thursday, Aug. 13.  Hershberger was the trainer-driver for one of the two horses involved in a dead heat and trained the other winner.   Hershberger had the reins for Sheza Witch while Kurt Sugg drove Rose Run Wassup in the 2-year-old filly race.   Hershberger t...
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2YO pacing colts star in PASS action at Pocono

on 08/17/2020 8:35 AM
The $215,461 third preliminary leg of the Pennsylvania Sires Stakes for 2-year-old pacing colts was conducted during the Sunday twilight card at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, and as far as divisional supremacy is concerned – well, that’s nowhere near to being established yet.   The Always B Miki-Beach Gal colt Always A Miki now has two Sires Stakes victories, and is thr...
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Maesteraemon, EL Ideal dead heat in PASS

on 08/16/2020 9:15 PM
Despite a relatively pressure-free journey and soft fractions, 2019 Breeders Crown champion Amigo Volo was narrowly upset at 1-5 odds in the first $94,967 division of the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes for 3-year-old trotting colts and geldings on Sunday (Aug. 16) at Harrah's Philadelphia — with Maesteraemon ($8.60) and El Ideal ($4.00) sharing the honors in a 1:53.3 dead heat. After riding...
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Guardian Angel As bests Gimpanzee

on 08/16/2020 5:45 PM
Guardian Angel As (Tim Tetrick) held off Gimpanzee (Brian Sears) and Crystal Fashion (Jordan Stratton) to win the $220,000 Crawford Farms Open Trot at Tioga Downs on a huge day of racing on Sunday. Guardian Angel As ($26.60) went straight to the front, hitting the first quarter first in :26. He trotted :28.2 in the second quarter to hit the half in :54.2....
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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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