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Sell A Bit N makes Yonkers Open 8th win of '15

on 11/20/2015 12:00 AM
Sell A Bit N (Jordan Stratton, $7.50) continued her roll Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's $40,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace.   The race took on a different dynamic after Krispy Apple came up ill. That left Sell a Bit N—now from post position No. 7—with an easier path to pursue. She worked around Request for Parole (George Brennan) then completed the course (:27.1, :56.3...
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Sweet Bettor one of 3 wins for Lems at Vernon

on 11/20/2015 12:00 AM
Taking full advantage of a soft second quarter, The Triple C Stables LLC's Sweet Bettor ($6.80) blitzed to the fore, passing all five of her rivals before reaching the far turn and subsequently winning Friday (November 20) evening's featured $6,600 distaff pace at Vernon Downs.   Trainer-driver Chris Lems settled at the back of the pack with the 6-year-old Bettor's Delight mare, not invol...
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Hello Chipper has 3 wins in a row in Ohio

on 11/20/2015 12:00 AM
Hello Chipper, a late-blooming 3-year-old filly trotter, made it "Three-in-a-row in O-HI-O" on Friday night (Nov. 20) at Hollywood Dayton Raceway by beating a full field of older and more experienced condition trotters.   Owned, trained and driven by Rocky Stidham, the daughter of Chip Chip Hooray was content to get away seventh through the opening :27.2 panel despite leaving from th...
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Caffeine Kid takes Illinois stake at Balmoral

on 11/20/2015 12:00 AM
Illinois-bred pacing colts headlined the action on Friday, Nov 20, at Balmoral Park as a field of six freshmen were sent postward in a $7,980 Xpressbet Stake.   When the smoke cleared from this battle it was Caffeine Kid who proved victorious, notching a three-quarter-length victory in 1:55.0 for owner Peter Karras and trainer Rodney Freese.   Confidently handled by driver Mike Oos...
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Wiggle It Jiggleit leads 9-horse Progress elim

on 11/20/2015 12:00 AM
Wiggle It Jiggleit heads a nine-horse field in the Hap Hansen Progress Pace elimination on Monday, Nov. 23, at Dover Downs. Also, in the $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund 2-Year-Old Filly Trot, Epic Smash, winner of last month's $100,000 Harrington final, brings a four-race win streak and leaves from the rail for driver Pat Berry, trainer Traci Berry and owners Craparolla and Ber...
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Lutetium wins another Batavia Open

on 11/20/2015 12:00 AM
It's an old story, but one that's frequently told in western New York. Lutetium wins another $9,500 Open trot feature race at Batavia Downs on Friday night (Nov. 20).   Leaving from the outside (post six) in an abbreviated field, Lutetium (Kevin Cummings) shot right to the front and took a lead he would never relinquish. With a loose, two-length advantage for most of the race, Lutetium cu...
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Dejarmbro colt brings $35,000 at Blooded Horse Sale

on 11/20/2015 12:00 AM
The Fall Blooded Horse Sale held Nov. 16-19 posted its best gross and average in 68 years. Buyers from 25 states and Canada flocked to the Delaware Ohio fairgrounds in search of yearlings, weanlings, racehorses, and breeding stock.   Monday featured 180 black type yearlings led by the Dejarmbro colt Dust Off The Gate at $35,000. Winklepleck Farm consigned the promising young trotter that ...
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Autumn Series for 3YO fillies underway

on 11/20/2015 12:00 AM
Just one night after a pair of two-year-old series finals, the Autumn Series action continued with first leg divisions for the three-year-old fillies at Woodbine Friday. A total of four $18,000 divisions were contested as 19 sophomore pacing fillies and 13 sophomore trotting fillies competed in round one action. Aniston Seelster lived up to her 1/2 billing to win the first pacing division in...
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Shake It Cerry supreme on big stakes night

on 11/20/2015 12:00 AM
Shake It Cerry proved supreme once again, winning the last major stake of the season for the older trotting mares, capturing the $200,000 TVG Mares Trotting Championship on Friday night at the Meadowlands.   Released as the even-money second-choice, Shake It Cerry was gathered off the gate by her pilot Dave Miller, while the 4/5 favorite Bee A Magician moved to the lead early in the mile....
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Longtime owner Gene Frost, 86, dies in Florida

on 11/19/2015 12:00 AM
Eugene "Gene" Frost, 86, of Delray Beach, Fla., who proudly stood in the Hambletonian winner's circle with his wife, Deena, and Continentalvictory, died Sunday, Oct. 25, at his home.   Mr. Frost and his wife campaigned many stakes winning trotters during 45 years of involvement in harness racing, with Continentalvictory most certainly the best of the bunch.   Born in...
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Ooh Bad Shark takes feature at Pocono

on 11/19/2015 12:00 AM
Ooh Bad Shark, a serious candidate for "Most Improved Standardbred of 2015," brushed to the lead in front of the stands and went on to victory in the $20,000 feature for pacing mares Wednesday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, with Andrew McCarthy guiding her to a 1:51.2 triumph.   The daughter of Cam's Card Shark raced in the bottom-level "nw5000L5" class at Harrah's Philad...
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Horseman Kevin Hewitt, 60, dies

on 11/19/2015 12:00 AM
Horseman Kevin Hewitt, a native of New Zealand who plied his trade in New Jersey, died Wednesday afternoon at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, where he had been hospitalized for the last 10 days. He was 60. Mr. Hewitt was a fixture on the backstretches of New Jersey training centers and tracks. In addition to having a few horses of his own over the years, he worked f...
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Final DSBF 2YO Filly Pace prelims held at Dover

on 11/19/2015 12:00 AM
At Dover Downs on Wednesday, Use Your Noodle won the fastest of three $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) second-leg 2-year-old filly pace prelims.   Jim Morand left quickly with Use Your Noodle for trainer Les Givens and owners Henry Faragalli III, Art Feeney, Trevor Johnson and Nanticoke Racing, leading the rest of the 1:54.1 mile to win by 2 1/2 lengths. Mortg...
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Insights to Meadowlands races in new Preview

on 11/19/2015 12:00 AM
The Meadowlands has a huge weekend of racing scheduled, and the highlight might be the 3-year-old colt The Bank taking on older horses in the TVG Open Trot. In the new and FREE HarnessRacing Weekend Preview, The Bank's trainer, Jimmy Takter, talked to Gordon Waterstone about why he decided the colt should take on the older horses. Waterstone also shares his handicapping trials and tribulations f...
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Big M to race Sept., Oct., in 2016

on 11/19/2015 12:00 AM
New Jersey’s two harness tracks – the Meadowlands and Freehold Raceway – have been awarded a combined 200 racing dates for 2016. The dates were approved at the New Jersey Racing Commission, meeting on Wednesday (Nov. 18) in Trenton, NJ.   Mark Ford, attending his first commission meeting as president of the Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association of New Jersey, advised the...
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John's Dream captures DSBF 2CP final

on 11/19/2015 12:00 AM
John's Dream won the $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) final for 2-year-old male pacers Thursday at Dover Downs, while Rusty Carter won the consolation.   With a good chance of winning half of the $100,000 purse, owner-trainer Chuck Perry saw Tim Tetrick did not have a drive in the final, gave him the drive and Tetrick and his Dream Away-March On In colt did t...
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Nick Turley drives first career winner at Dayton

on 11/19/2015 12:00 AM
He's got to win another 11,594 to catch his Uncle David. And 7,030 to catch his cousin Brett. But 21-year-old driver Nick Turley, son of Susie Miller Turley—who is Hall of Fame driver David Miller's sister—has one very important pari-mutuel win and one he will never forget…his first! Taking full advantage of the innermost post position, Turley lead gate-to-wire with Cmon Blaze to capture...
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Hanover Shoe Farms announces 2016 stud fees

on 11/18/2015 12:00 AM
Hanover Shoe Farms has announced the 2016 services fees for 10 of the farms' studs. The list of the studs and their fees are as follows: Andover Hall – TBA; Artspeak – $5,000; Cantab Hall – $20,000; Captaintreacherous – $15,000; Donato Hanover – $15,000; Explosive Matter – $7,500; Muscle Massive – $4,000; Sebastian K – $6,000; Somebeachsomewhere – $20,000; Well Said – ...
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Escuela repeats in Pompano trot

on 11/17/2015 12:00 AM
Escuela scored a repeat win in Pompano Park's $10,000 Open Handicap Trot on Monday night.   The 5-year-old daughter of ABC Garland, driven by Ed Hensley and dead last early on, used her patented devastating closing punch to score by a length over She's All In, handled by Rick Plano with Cashahallic and Aaron Byron teaming up for third and just another neck back in the mile timed in ...
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Meadowlands ready for Grand Circuit weekend

on 11/17/2015 12:00 AM
The Meadowlands will host a bevy of Grand Circuit stakes this coming weekend with total purses in excess of $3.3 million combined for the Friday and Saturday cards.   Friday is ladies night with the finest in female Standardbred talent on display.   The inaugural $200,000 TVG Mare Open finals take place with seven well-matched pacing mares vying for the title. B...
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