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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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Breeders Crown elims in new Weekend Preview!

on 10/15/2015 2:00 AM
The anticipation for this year's Breeders Crown championships is building and the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview has the stories behind this weekend's eliminations at Woodbine Racetrack. Once again trainers Ron Burke and Jimmy Takter dominate the Crown entries, and we've got the numbers to prove it. There are several undefeated stars in action, including Control The Moment in th...
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Jericho takes trot feature at Saratoga

on 10/15/2015 2:00 AM
Jericho (Credit Winner) prevailed in Thursday's feature for New York-sired trotters at Saratoga Casino and Raceway. The 3 year old was recently purchased by Linda Kenney and the DiStefano & Son Stable of Massachusetts following a season in the New York Sires Stakes.   Competing mostly in the Excelsior Series, Jericho had a solid summer and followed up his stint in the Excelsior with a...
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DSBF speed-badge honors for Rusty Carter

on 10/14/2015 2:00 AM
Just eight days from their $100,000 final event, three $20,000 elimination divisions were held Tuesday at Harrington Raceway for Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) 2-year-old pacing colts and geldings.   Carter Racing Stable's Rusty Carter ($11.20, Corey Callahan) was the fastest winner with a 1:55.3 victory in his split over round one elimination winners All Artist and Hail...
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Soboro Hanover captures Pocono feature

on 10/14/2015 2:00 AM
Soboro Hanover moved to the lead after the initial quarter, then had an open-length lead most of the way to the wire in winning the $30,000 feature for Pennsylvania-sired 3-year-old trotters Tuesday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono in 1:54.4.   Matt Kakaley was in the sulky for trainer Nifty Norman and the ownership triumvirate of Melvin Hartman, David McDuffee and Murray Br...
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25 yearlings supplemented to Harrisburg sale

on 10/14/2015 2:00 AM
Standardbred Horse Sales Company is pleased to announce the addition of 25 select yearlings to its 2015 annual sale in Harrisburg. These yearlings will sell sequentially as a group at the end of the day on Tuesday, Nov. 3, following the sale of Hip 647. These yearlings will have hip numbers 2000–2024.   The supplement catalog for these yearlings will be printed for distribution at...
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Crown Open Trot redrawn to add Bee A Magician

on 10/14/2015 2:00 AM
A mistake in the Woodbine race office resulted in the mare trotter Bee A Magician being drawn into the Breeders Crown Mare Trot instead of the Breeders Crown Open Trot as her trainer Richard Norman had properly entered her.   Both races had no eliminations and all entrants would advance straight to the final on Saturday, Oct. 24.   When the error was discovered after pos...
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Trotting trio tops 151 Breeders Crown entries

on 10/14/2015 2:00 AM
Three of harness racing's top-ranked horses – trotters Pinkman, Mission Brief and Bee A Magician – lead the list of 151 horses entered for this year's 12 Breeders Crown events, which will be contested at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto. Eliminations are Friday and Saturday, with the $5.8 million championship night to follow on Oct. 24.   Five-year-old mare Bee A Magician is a...
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Bowdens look to rock in Crown with Pure Country

on 10/14/2015 2:00 AM
When Adam Bowden and his father Chris bought female pacer Western Montana in the formative days of their Diamond Creek Farm a decade ago, it was with an eye toward the future.   Today as Western Montana's undefeated 2-year-old daughter Pure Country prepares for the upcoming Breeders Crown, it appears the future is now.   Western Montana was purchased for $50,000 as a year...
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Tioga can be awarded a full casino license

on 10/14/2015 2:00 AM
The Binghamton, NY, newspaper, the Press & Sun Bulletin, has reported that Tioga Downs has received permission from the New York state Gaming Location Board to convert to a full-scale casino. The 9-year-old racino got the nod but must now reapply for a full casino license. Its application was reconsidered following appeals from Southern Tier politicians.   Ti...
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Cougar Creek fastest in DSBF 2FP splits

on 10/13/2015 2:00 AM
Three $20,000 divisions of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund's (DSBF) second leg for 2-year-old pacing fillies were contested Monday at Harrington Raceway with Joann Looney-King's Cougar Creek ($17.60, Victor Kirby) the fastest winner of the trio in 1:57.4. The daughter of Dream Away sat behind favorite and pacesetter Apple Bottom Jeans throughout before surging by in deep stretch ...
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Elims for all 2YO divisions of Breeders Crowns

on 10/13/2015 2:00 AM
Entries for the US$5.8 million Breeders Crown events saw 151 trotters and pacers fill the entry box to qualify for the 12-race Oct. 24 finals. There were 60 two-year-olds entered, forcing US$20,000 eliminations in all divisions for Friday, Oct. 16. Those freshmen who chose to take byes and elimination fields will be available this afternoon. All 2-year-old finals will go for US$600,000. ...
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Pace for the Cure Friday night at Northfield

on 10/13/2015 2:00 AM
Northfield Park is hosting a "Pace for the Cure” on Friday night, an event that is part of "Pinktober,” a month-long effort to raise funds to fight breast cancer at the Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park. The race features nine female drivers and is the second race on a 15-race card. Post time is 6 p.m.   "Northfield Park is committed to playing an active role in the Hard Rock R...
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Hanover yearling videos now online

on 10/12/2015 2:00 AM
Videos of all the 2015 Hanover Shoe Farms Harrisburg yearlings will all be available on the Farm's website hanoverpa.com beginning at noon on Tuesday, Oct. 13. The vast majority of the videos are already online and can be now accessed via the website.   Visitors are invited to come to the Hanover Fairgrounds to inspect the 2015 Harrisburg consignment. The yearlings are available for...
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Bourbon Bay lowers world record to 1:53

on 10/12/2015 2:00 AM
Bourbon Bay (Sand Vic) set the all-age track record for trotters on Sunday afternoon at Saratoga Casino and Raceway.   The 4-year-old has had a breakout season racing mostly in New York State and came to Saratoga for the first time in '15 to compete in the $18,000 Open Trot. John Cummings Jr. is the trotter's lessee and he sat behind the speedy trotter on Sunday. Bourbon Bay m...
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Backstretch With Gordon: That's a wrap!

on 10/12/2015 2:00 AM
After a day to recover, it's time to wrap up the 2015 Grand Circuit meet at The Red Mile. The biggest thing for me this year at the "new” Red Mile wasn't the glistening gaming parlor, or the busy simulcast area and re-done Wagers; it was the painting of lines in the parking lot. Although having painted lines meant there was no Randy in the parking lot directing us to an open spot, it was ...
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Freaky Feet Pete, Creatine supplemented to BC

on 10/12/2015 2:00 AM
The pride of Indiana, 3-year-old colt pacer Freaky Feet Pete, as well as 5-year-old trotter Creatine, back home in the U.S. after an international campaign this year, were supplemented to their respective Breeders Crown divisions by the noon deadline on Monday, Oct. 12. The U.S. $5.8 million Breeders Crown events will be contested on Saturday, Oct. 24, at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, Canada....
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Freaky Feet Pete upsets Wiggle It, on to Crown

on 10/11/2015 2:00 AM
The apron was packed, the winners' circle was standing room only and there were many tears of joy as Freaky Feet Pete entered the winners' circle at Hoosier Park on Saturday (October 10) after capturing an emotional edition of the $220,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Super Final for 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers over the sport's top ranked horse in Wiggle It Jiggleit. It was as ‘Pete' heard the ro...
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Christoforou takes 3 Ontario Super Finals

on 10/11/2015 2:00 AM
Chris Christoforou missed almost two months of the Ontario Sires Stakes season with a broken collarbone, but standing in the Woodbine Racetrack winner's circle Saturday following the first of what would be three Super Final victories the driver wasted no time lamenting his lost opportunities. "I was thinking today I missed two months, pretty well the whole Sires Stakes season, the meat of it a...
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