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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Dan Patch, Milstein in new Weekend Preview!

on 08/13/2020 4:05 PM
Is five better than one? We’ll find out in Friday’s Dan Patch for older pacers at Harrah’s Hoosier Park when trainer Ron Burke sends out half the field in a quest to upset likely favorite Bettor’s Wish. Burke talks about his five chances in the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview. Three-year-old pacers are in action on Saturday night in the Carl Milstein Memorial a...
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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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