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Travel Playlist out, Talk Show in Crown 2CP final

on 10/17/2015 2:00 AM
Travel Playlist, the year’s fastest 2-year-old pacing colt with a mark of 1:49.2, has been scratched from the $600,000 2-Year-Old Colt Pace on Saturday (Oct. 24). Though the son of Art Major qualified for the final with a fifth-place finish in his Crown elimination Friday, it was not an effort that pleased his trainer, Erv Miller. "He wasn’t himself and I don’t think ...
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Freaky Feet Pete, Artspeak win Crown 3CP elims

on 10/17/2015 2:00 AM
Freaky Feet Pete proved he didn’t need to take his racetrack with him to prove his talent. Racing for the first time outside of Hoosier Park, the Indiana-bred won convincingly Saturday night (Oct. 17) by 1-¼ lengths at Woodbine Racetrack in the first Breeders Crown elimination for 3-year-old colt pacers. Not there was much doubt. He was bet down to 4-5, the heavy favorite in ...
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Divine Caroline, Solar Sister win Crown 3FP elims

on 10/17/2015 2:00 AM
Divine Caroline is living up to her name. The daughter of Rock N Roll Heaven has been absolutely divine in October, winning three consecutive races, including a $25,000 elimination of the Breeders Crown for 3-year-old filly pacers in 1:51.3 Saturday night (Oct. 17) at Woodbine Racetrack. This was a horse who could only cobble together one win in 11 starts in her rookie seas...
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William Wick, farrier to racing stars, dies at 93

on 10/16/2015 2:00 AM
William (Bill) Wick, 93, of Pompano Beach, Fla. and Taberg, N.Y., died Oct. 13, at The Deerfield Beach Health and Rehab Center where he had been a patient for 11 months.   Mr. Wick was born March 20, 1922, in Plymouth, Wis. He was the son of Otto and Wilma Lange Wick. He graduated from Plymouth High School in 1940, attended the University of Minnesota for a year and graduated f...
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4 scratched in Friday's Breeders Crown elims

on 10/16/2015 2:00 AM
Four scratches in Friday night's Breeders Crown eliminations have been reported to harnessracing.com. JJ Flynn, who drew post 8 in Race 10, an elimination for 2-year-old colt trotters, has been scratched by trainer Chris Ryder.  Ultimate Shopper has been scratched by trainer Anette Lorentzon from post 2 in Race 6, the first of two elims for 2-year-old filly trotters. Trainer Jimmy Takter has ...
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Steed wins NJ Futurity for 2YOs in 1:59.2

on 10/16/2015 2:00 AM
Steed captured the $16,000 New Jersey Futurity for two-year-old trotting colts and geldings, setting a track record 1:58.4, on Friday, Oct. 16, at Freehold Raceway.   Steed's time for a 2-year-old gelded trotter eclipsed the 1:59.2 track record he established on Sept. 17 when he won the Harold Dancer Trot. The Futurity and Dancer are sponsored by the Standardbred Breeders & Owne...
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Hertrich knows highs, lows as breeder, owner

on 10/16/2015 2:00 AM
Breeder/owner Fred Hertrich knows all about the highs and lows of horse racing. He's been in the business for a quarter century, but this year has been a microcosm of the extremes.   The automobile dealerships businessman, who also owns All American Harnessbreds and breeds thoroughbred horses with partner John Fielding, had a talented three-year-old trotting filly, Spirit To Win, th...
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New owner seminar at Meadows Oct. 31

on 10/16/2015 2:00 AM
The Meadows Standardbred Owners Association, in conjunction with the United States Trotting Association, will be hosting a seminar for potential new horse owners on Saturday, October 31 at 2 pm at The Meadows.   The event is free to attend, and will be held in Delvin's Banquet Room on the ground floor of the casino, next to the Racebook. Several local trainers will make presentation...
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Yonkers' horsemen "Racing for a Cure"

on 10/16/2015 2:00 AM
October is, of course, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Yonkers Raceway’s horsemen are once again aiding this worthy cause. They’ve set aside Saturday, Oct. 24 as the date to promote ”Racing for a Cure.” With trainer Monica Banca and Kristen (Mrs. Jason) Bartlett acting as "point people,” Yonkers’ trainers and drivers--along with other prominent members and businesses ...
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Pure Country, Yankee Moonshine win 2FP Crown elims

on 10/16/2015 2:00 AM
Undefeated Pure Country took her act to the North Country on Friday night (Oct. 16), but the results were identical to what’s been expected from the juvenile daughter of Somebeachsomewhere-Western Montana in the U.S. The Jimmy Takter-trained filly was powerful in capturing the first of two $20,000 Breeders Crown eliminations for 2-year-old filly pacers in 1:52.3 at Woodbine Racetrack. ...
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Southwind Frank strolls in 2CT Crown elim

on 10/16/2015 2:00 AM
Sent off the public choice at odds of 1-5, the Ron Burke-trained Southwind Frank floated to control entering the first turn and set mild fractions in his wire-to-wire performance of 1:55.2 to take the lone $20,000 Breeders Crown elimination for 2-year-old colt and gelding trotters on Friday (Oct. 16). Taking the lead and setting an opening quarter in :28.2, Southwind Frank led Milligan’s Sc...
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Cicada's Song shatters 2YO track record

on 10/15/2015 2:00 AM
Four $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) divisions for 2-year-old trotters completed their second round of eliminations Wednesday (Oct. 14) at Harrington Raceway as owner Jane Dunavant and trainer Carlo Poliseno dominated with three wins, including a track record performance. The $100,000 final events for 2-year-old pacers and trotters of all sexes will be showcased on Octobe...
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Hoosier drivers compete for Hawaiian vacation

on 10/15/2015 2:00 AM
The top 10 drivers at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will take center stage on Saturday as they compete in a five-race challenge in the second and final round of the 2015 Champion Driver Series. The first of its kind, the 2015 Champion Driver Series will pit the top 10 drivers at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino against one another competing for the ultimate prize, a Hawaiian vacation f...
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Napolitano has 10-win day; now on heels of Merriman

on 10/15/2015 2:00 AM
By George, he drove 10 winners in one day again on Wednesday!   And for45 minutes, George Napolitano Jr. was tied for the North American lead in harness races won in 2015--until Aaron Merriman won his third of the night at Northfield to regain sole possession of the top.   Napolitano had a 10-winner day for the fourth time in as many months on Wednesday. He drove in nine ...
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Ohio horseman Jeff Smith at OSU for tumor

on 10/15/2015 2:00 AM
Ohio horseman Jeff Smith is in The Ohio State University Hospital after being diagnosed with a brain tumor. Smith's wife, Kathy, reports that he will undergo surgery on Friday and that the family is hopeful that everything will be fine. Jeff Smith, of Washington Court House, Ohio, has been in the sport for nearly four decades and has won 978 races as a driver, with his mounts ea...
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Julie Miller talks about her Crown contenders

on 10/15/2015 2:00 AM
Julie Miller does not have morning line favorites in Friday's Breeders Crown eliminations for 2-year-old male and female trotters at Woodbine Racetrack, but the trainer is happy with the way her Milligan's School and Womans Will are heading into their respective events.   Milligan's School has won five of 11 races this year and is coming off victories in divisions of the Bluegrass and Int...
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Indiana star heads to Breeders Crown

on 10/15/2015 2:00 AM
There is only one reason Freaky Feet Pete he has stayed home in the Hoosier State for the first two years of his career. It is certainly not because the Rheinheimers have an aversion to travel, abhor signing the checks for stakes payments or panic over the depth of competition. There is simply just no place like home. "I go out for my cup of coffee on Wednesdays,” said Larry Rheinheimer, ...
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Gural purchases Vernon Downs contest horse

on 10/15/2015 2:00 AM
When hip number 410, a Conway Hall filly out of the mare Classic Yankee, walked into the sales ring at last week's Lexington Selected Yearling Sale, the expected sets of eyes watched with anticipation as the bidding began. Breeder Crawford Farms was hoping for a profitable sales price and interested buyers watched as the price inched upwards.   Perhaps not surprisingly, the filly, a...
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SS Poseidon takes NJSS Green Acres

on 10/15/2015 2:00 AM
SS Poseidon rallied past Mountain Top to score a 3 1/4-length victory in the $25,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes – Green Acres Final for three-year-old trotting colts and geldings on Thursday, Oct. 15, at Freehold Raceway.   Mountain Top, who had won the three preliminary legs of the Green Acres, cut the fractions but SS Poseidon got up in the stretch to claim the win in 1:59.3. Both ar...
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Fanning, Miller win Philly feature with Sumatra

on 10/15/2015 2:00 AM
The Thursday afternoon feature from Harrah's Philadelphia was a trotting event for winner's over $25,000 lifetime carrying a purse for the same amount. Race favorite DW's NY Yank (Yannick Gingras) was coming off of a fifth-place finish in the Dayton Trotting Derby. He won a similar race here at Harrah's Philly just three starts ago.   Starting from post eight, he had to overcome an e...
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