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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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Sports Sinner sets 1:51 Dayton trot mark

on 10/11/2015 2:00 AM
Top trotter Rehab Mountain and top pacer One Lucky Dragon were repeat winners in their respective Open class races at Hollywood Dayton Raceway on Saturday night (October 10), but a blistering 1:51 divisional track record mile in a $7000 condition pace stole the show. Sports Sinner became the fastest four-year-old in the two year history of the sport's newest venue when driver Chris Page sat...
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Artspeak comes up big in Tattersalls Pace

on 10/11/2015 2:00 AM
After yielding to Split The House at the quarter, Tony Alagna trainee Artspeak sat patiently in the pocket before pulling out at the three-quarter pole and rallying to the wire whilst holding off the bid of Lost For Words in his 1:47.4 triumph in the $450,000 Tattersalls Pace on Saturday at The Red Mile.   Scott Zeron sent Artspeak to the top heading to the opening quarter, pas...
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Backstretch With Gordon: You gotta have Hart

on 10/10/2015 2:00 AM
I want to be Jason Settlemoir when I grow up! Not that there's anything wrong with being Gordon Waterstone, I just want to be the Meadowlands GM. After all, the guy is hanging out with comedian Kevin Hart nowadays.   Jason is in town this week and he and Jason Hall, the VP of sponsorships at the Gural-owned tracks, ran into Kevin last night at the Marriott Griffin Gate. The two...
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Norway's Papagayo E wins International Trot

on 10/10/2015 2:00 AM
Papagayo E and Ulf Ohlsson snuck up the rail to overtake Creatine in the final strides of the $1 million Yonkers International Trot at Yonkers Raceway on Saturday afternoon in a time of 2:26 for the 1 1/4-mile race. The margin of victory was a half-length.   The Norwegian flags were flying and a robust contingent of Norwegian fans cheered the victory by trainer Jan Waaler and o...
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Rock Me Gently, Divine Caroline take Garnseys

on 10/10/2015 2:00 AM
Sophomore filly pacers were in competition at The Red Mile on Saturday afternoon with two divisions of the $232,000 Glen Garnsey Memorial.     Rock Me Gently upset the first division at odds of 17-1 by springing from the back off a fast pace. The speed was established by Bettor Be Steppin, taking the lead through a :26.3 first quarter. Storm Point flushed first over from f...
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D'One, JK Endofanera strong in Allerage opens

on 10/10/2015 2:00 AM
The aged racing divisions were in the spotlight on closing day at The Red Mile, competing in the $79,000 Allerage Mare Pace, $66,000 Allerage Mare Trot, $134,000 Allerage Trot, and $148,000 Allerage Pace on Saturday.   The Jimmy Takter-trained JK Endofanera tracked the cover of Foiled Again while State Treasurer blazed on the lead to rally by the tiring leader and the rest of the fi...
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