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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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2CT Ahundreddollarbill fastest in NYSS

on 08/11/2020 8:27 AM
There were two $70,300 divisions of the New York Sire Stakes for two- year-old colt and gelding trotters contested on Monday afternoon at Saratoga Casino Hotel.   Driver Jason Bartlett has thrived in his limited starts at Saratoga this season and Monday was no different as he piloted three winners on the card. Bartlett sat behind the Dan Daley-trained Ahundreddollarbill (Chapter Seven...
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Dean B Hanover takes Dream Maker final

on 08/11/2020 8:25 AM
Dean B Hanover found the line first in a wild finish to Monday evening’s $88,500 Dream Maker Series at Woodbine Mohawk Park.   A field of nine 2-year-old pacing colts and geldings clashed in the finale of the annual summer event. The Dream Maker has been the launching pad for many top pacing colts over the years.   Casie Coleman-Herlihy sent out a quartet of starters ...
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Meadowlands Pace late yearling supplement due

on 08/11/2020 8:24 AM
The Meadowlands Pace provides a late supplemental yearling payment for foals of 2019 that were not nominated to the 2022 Pace by the regular May 15 payment.   This supplemental payment is due August 15 (postmarked by August 18 per USTA rules) and the cost is $125 payable to The Meadowlands.   The 2022 Meadowlands Pace conditions may be found here.   The form to b...
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Fire Cross, Panzano get first wins in OSS

on 08/10/2020 8:30 PM
Fire Cross notched his first career victory in a big way by taking the first of two $50,000 Ohio Sires Stakes for 2-year-old trotting colts on Monday night, August 10 at Northfield Park.   The son of Triumphant Caviar scored his victory in a modest 1:58.1 with Chris Lems driving for trainer Ryan Miller and owners Miller Racing Stable, Horseplace Racing Stable, M. Hayes and D...
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Grace Hill scores in 1:51, perfect in PASS

on 08/10/2020 8:24 PM
The third preliminary leg of the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes and Stallion Series for two-year-old pacing fillies, held Monday afternoon at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, had a little bit of something for everybody.   It had a PaSS winning streak continued, if by only the barest of margins, as the Always B Miki – Western Silk filly Grace Hill remained undefeated in three PaSS starts wit...
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