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Lady's Dude, Dancin Yankee take OSS

on 10/25/2015 2:00 AM
Two favorites, each steered by their respective drivers for the very first time, captured two $50,000 Ohio Sires Stakes (OSS) Championships for older horses and geldings Saturday night at Hollywood at Dayton Racino.   Driver Chris Page steered the public's choice Lady's Dude to an easy victory in the $50,000 OSS event for diagonally-gaited Standardbreds. The altered bay 4-year-old son of ...
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Average price climbs 53.7% at Forest City Sale

on 10/25/2015 2:00 AM
Stonebridge Bullet was the 2015 Forest City Yearling Sale topper, bringing the highest bid among the 136 yearlings that passed through the ring on Sunday at the Agriplex at the Western Fair District in London, Ont. The 136 yearlings sold at the Forest City Sale grossed $3,197,000, producing an average price of $23,507. Last year, 144 yearlings were sold for $2,202,400, for an average price of ...
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Legal Lady 1:55 Kindergarten winner

on 10/24/2015 2:00 AM
A quartet of $10,000 Kindergarten Classic preliminary events headlined Friday (October 23) evening's trotting program at Vernon Downs, and driver Tim Tetrick made the absolute best of both his drives on the card.   In the evening's eighth race, Tetrick took his time with Tony Alagna trainee Double Exposure ($3.90), commencing a first-over bid on the backstretch en route to a three-length ...
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Pastor Clint takes Cardinal Trot for 2YOs

on 10/24/2015 2:00 AM
Freshman trotting colts stepped into the spotlight on Friday night as a full field of 10 diagonally gaited youngsters squared off in the $21,300 Cardinal Stake for state-breds.   When the smoke cleared from this heated battle, it was Thomas Pollard and Dirk Simpson Stable's Pastor Clint who emerged victorious as he came flying down the center of the track to record a 2 ¼ length victory i...
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Ronnie Wrenn Jr. sweeps Ohio Sires Stakes

on 10/24/2015 2:00 AM
Driver Ronnie Wrenn, Jr., piloted the winners of two $50,000 Ohio Sires Stakes (OSS) for pacing and trotting mares, 4-year-olds & up, Friday night at Hollywood at Dayton Racino. The black and maroon-clad reinsman steered favorites Igotafeelinfran and Victory Is Coming to resounding wins in both divisions for aged distaffs.   Wrenn first guided Igotafeelinfran to victory over six rival...
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Positive talks to avert shutdown of PA racing

on 10/24/2015 2:00 AM
A meeting held Friday afternoon between the Pennsylvania state Department of Agriculture and members of the state's horse racing industry was characterized by many as a work in progress to solve a shortfall in funds for the Pennsylvania racing commissions. The meeting took place after Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf threatened to shutdown horse racing in the state because the funding issue was holdin...
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Creatine, D'One take older Crown trots

on 10/24/2015 2:00 AM
In the second start of his homecoming, Jimmy Takter-trainee Creatine displayed an effortless performance, taking the $531,250 U.S. ($689,244 Cdn) Breeders Crown open trot in 1:52.4 over Resolve, Gural Hanover, and Bee A Magician.   Under minor encouragement by driver Johnny Takter, Creatine swept to the lead over Resolve and Gural Hanover, passing the first quarter in :27.2 and rema...
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Pure Country cruises; Boston Red Rocks upsets

on 10/24/2015 2:00 AM
Pure Country maintained her undefeated streak in the $600,000 ($778,440 Cdn) Breeders Crown two-year-old filly pace, winning in 1:51.4 as the 1-9 favorite. Later in the evening, in the 2-Year-Old Colt Pace, Boston Red Rocks pulled off an upset.   Starting with the fillies, Call Me Queen Be obtained the lead from the outset, setting a :26.1 quarter while Mayhem Seelster rushed t...
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Southwind Frank takes 2CT; FT to All The Time

on 10/24/2015 2:00 AM
Southwind Frank made it look easy for driver Yannick Gingras clearing to the lead by the quarter pole and never looking back to capture the $600,000 U.S. ($778,440 Cdn) Breeders Crown event for two-year-old trotting colts and geldings at Woodbine Racetrack. The son of Muscle Hill has been a dominant force in the division all season long and the Crown performance was no exception as he cruised ...
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Freaky Feet Pete, Divine Caroline top 3YO pacers

on 10/24/2015 2:00 AM
Freaky Feet Pete, a $62,500 supplemental entry rallied from well back as the favorite to capture the $531,250 U.S. ($689,244 Cdn) Breeders Crown three-year-old male pacing event at Woodbine on Saturday night. Earlier in the evening, Divine Caroline won the 3-year-old filly pace.   Freaky Feet Pete, an Indiana-bred son of Rockin Image, looked to be far out of contention on the f...
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Mission Brief breaks, Wild Honey wins 3FT

on 10/24/2015 2:00 AM
Sometimes you have to get the breaks to win a Breeders Crown race and that proved to be the case in the event for three-year-old filly trotters as 1-5 shot Mission Brief broke stride on a clear lead in early stretch and Wild Honey emerged with the victory in the $500,000 U.S.($648,700 Cdn) event on Saturday at Woodbine.   Mission Brief's trainer, Ron Burke, said his filly, "didn't w...
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Katies Rocker edges Ideal Rocky in NJ Futurity

on 10/24/2015 2:00 AM
In a battle to the wire, 2-1 Katies Rocker slipped up the pylons to nip 1-2 Ideal Rocky in the $30,000 New Jersey Futurity for two-year-old pacers, the featured sixth race on Saturday.   Ideal Rocky, winner of the Lou Babic at Freehold and a division of the International Stallion Stakes at the Red Mile, took the lead from Katies Rocker before the half and was leading well into the stretch...
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The Bank edges stablemate Pinkman

on 10/24/2015 2:00 AM
Division leader Pinkman failed to go wire-to-wire in the $500,000 U.S. ($648,700 Cdn) Breeders Crown three-year-old colt and gelding trot, with stablemate The Bank and David Miller grinding by from first over to win in 1:54.3.   Yannick Gingras sent Pinkman to the lead through a :27.2 first quarter, with Muscle Diamond tucking into the pocket and The Bank parked out early. The Bank ...
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Color's A Virgin rallies to win Mare Pace

on 10/24/2015 2:00 AM
Colors A Virgin, last year's champion three-year-old pacing mare in the U.S., showed her true colors Saturday night at Woodbine Racetrack in the $250,000 U.S. ($324,350 Cdn) Breeders Crown Mare Pace. In the driving rain and wind, Colors A Virgin nosed out Sandbetweenurtoes at the wire.   It looked as if Katie Said, driven by John Campbell, would prevail on the far outside after ...
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McKenry captures $30k PA-sired 3YO race

on 10/24/2015 2:00 AM
McKenry, coming back to his home base of The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono after an unsuccessful stint "in the big city" at Yonkers, was a pocket rocket in taking the $30,000 Pennsylvania-sired three-year-old pacing feature Saturday. Driver Anthony Napolitano had the 8-1 shot on top early, but then yielded to brother George and favored UF Larry Alltheway to sit behind them the pocket. McKenry cam...
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2 drivers hit 5,000 wins on same Saratoga card

on 10/23/2015 2:00 AM
Coming into Thursday afternoon, there were 102 drivers in the history of harness racing to pilot 5,000 winners in their career. That number grew by two as a pair of the local regulars at Saratoga Casino and Raceway reached the 5,000 win plateau on the evening card.   Frank Coppola Jr. drove claiming trotter Diamond Tough (Angus Hall) to a wire-to-wire victory for trainer Kyle Spagnola and...
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Solar Sister carrying Canadian flag in Crown

on 10/23/2015 2:00 AM
Veteran Ontario trainer Gregg McNair said he would love nothing more than to win the Breeders Crown with his son, Doug, in the sulky and ultra-talented Ontario-sired 3-year-old pacing filly Solar Sister leading them to the winner's circle Saturday at Woodbine. It would be the first Crown victory for either McNair.   "I've had a few Breeders Crown starts and it's awfully good to...
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Tristan Sjoberg knows horses, and gaming

on 10/23/2015 2:00 AM
Tristan Sjoberg has become known as a guy who races trotters, most notably world champion Sebastian K, who he campaigned in partnership with his brother, Michael Knutsson. Sjoberg's first business, however, is the gaming world, and Global Gaming Business magazine has him appearing on the cover of its latest issue, with a feature story in which Sjoberg talks about the shift in gaming preferences....
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Anndrovette scratched from BC Mare Pace

on 10/23/2015 2:00 AM
As of Friday morning, the only change in the Breeders Crown championship races at Woodbine on Saturday night is the scratch of Anndrovette in Race 10, the Older Mare Pace. Anndrovette, a two-time Breeders Crown champion, had draw post position 4 for the 10-horse Crown race.
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Infinitif has 2 Breeders Crown 3CT starters

on 10/23/2015 2:00 AM
There are 11 trotters entered in the $500,000 Breeders Crown for 3-year-old males on Saturday, Oct. 24 at Woodbine Racetrack, Toronto. Most are by marquee stallions well known to aficionados of U.S. pedigrees. To have two starters – in a field of 11 – is an incredible achievement for Infinitif given that of the remaining nine trotters in the field, only two are not by Muscles Yankee, Muscle ...
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