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Bettor N Better, Sassa Hanover win Jugette elims

on 09/23/2015 2:00 AM
Bettor N Better got the best of the field in the first of two $50,450 eliminations for the Jugette for 3-year-old female pacers, using a first-over move following the halfway point to win in 1:51.1 at the Delaware County Fairgrounds on Wednesday (Sept. 23).  Southwind Roulette was second, followed by Moremercy Bluechip and Wicked Little Minx to advance to the $151,350 final later this ...
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Sassa Hanover wins Jugette; JK She'salady retired

on 09/23/2015 2:00 AM
Sassa Hanover and driver Matt Kakaley went to the lead and never looked back, winning Wednesday’s (Sept. 23) $252,250 Jugette for 3-year-old female pacers by two lengths over stablemate Southwind Roulette in 1:51.1 at the Delaware County Fairgrounds.   Last fall driver Yannick Gingras chose to drive Sassa Hanover over JK She'salady in the Breeders Crown and proclaimed her the best...
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Act Now takes Batavia mare feature in 1:53.3

on 09/23/2015 2:00 AM
What does a mare that raced the likes of Anndrovette, Table Talk, Color’s A Virgin and Rocklamation just two months ago do when she comes to Batavia Downs? Win by four lengths in the $10,000 Open distaff pacing feature on Wednesday night (Sept. 23). The 4-year-old pacing mare Act Now, who just scorched the Open class ladies at Flamboro Downs in 1:53 flat last week, came south of the borde...
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Free Show takes Ontario Gold in 1:55

on 09/22/2015 2:00 AM
Battle of the Belles champion Free Show returned to Grand River Raceway on Monday evening and the two-year-old pacing filly earned a Gold Series trophy with her third winning effort over the Elora oval. After leaving smartly from Post 2 in the first $105,000 Gold division, Free Show and driver Jody Jamieson tucked into the pocket behind fan favorite Good Will Hanover, who reached the openin...
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Taylor Made Stallions buys into Travel Playlist

on 09/22/2015 2:00 AM
Blue Chip Farms, Taylor Made Stallions and Fred W. Hertrich's All American Harnessbreds are proud to announce they have joined the ownership group of undefeated two year-old pacer Travel Playlist. The new owners join original and majority owner Ronald Michelon, represented by bloodstock agent Ernie Martinez who handled the transaction. Trainer Erv Miller will continue to manage the colt's r...
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Creatine, Natural Herbie to represent US in Int'l Trot

on 09/22/2015 2:00 AM
The field has been finalized for Yonkers Raceway’s million-dollar International Trot, setfor Saturday afternoon, Oct. 10th. Creatine and Natural Herbie have been chosen as the United States representatives. Creatine, a 5-year-old son of Andover Hall, has raced abroad this far in 2015 for Johnny and Jimmy Takter. This season, his wins include Hugo Abergs Memorial (Sweden) a...
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Jug Day post time moved to 12:00 noon

on 09/22/2015 2:00 AM
Race officials have pushed back the start of the 19 race Jug Day card on Thursday, September 24 to 12:00 noon. The first elimination of the Little Brown Jug presented by Fazoli’s will go postward at 4:08 PM and the second elimination at 4:31 PM. The top four finishers in the eliminations will come back for the second heat with a 6:13 PM post.
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Mickey Moose, Just Jess win OBC, Standardbred

on 09/22/2015 2:00 AM
Mickey Moose and Kurt Sugg captured the third and final division of the $105,183 (div.) Ohio Breeders Championship for two-year-old trotting colts in Tuesday action at the Delaware County Fairgrounds. As the gates wings folded, Sugg hurried the gelded son of Triumphant Caviar after the early lead and controlled the fractions. Ronnie Wrenn, Jr. sent Fantasy League first up to challenge the...
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Driver Don Irvine Jr. gets win number 7,000

on 09/22/2015 2:00 AM
Driver Don Irvine Jr. scored win 7,000 in the fourth race at Northfield Park Tuesday night (Sept. 22) aboard Ridge Park. Ridge Park sat back patiently as Sky Lauxmont (Elliot Deaton) set the early pace.  Sky Lauxmont opened a three-length lead early in the mile and no one made a real move until just past the half-mile marker. Going to the half, Blak Smokn Hot Rod (Kody Massey) c...
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"Bluechip" colts grab the Ontario SS Gold

on 09/22/2015 2:00 AM
Two-year-old pacing colts and geldings sparred in a rich set of OSS Gold Series divisions Tuesday evening at Mohawk Racetrack, and favorites went down to defeat in each of those $105,000 affairs.   Nocturnal Bluechip, who was sent off at 5-2, steamrolled over seven foes to win the first division in a career-best clocking of 1:51. Paul MacDonell had his charge parked and pressing for...
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Filly trotters battle it out in Lady Lincoln Land elims

on 09/21/2015 2:00 AM
State-bred trotting fillies grabbed center stage on Sunday night at Balmoral Park as a field of 10 diagonally gaited youngsters met in a $12,500 Lady Lincoln Land Stake elimination. The top seven finishers will return for next week's $80,000 (est.) final, which is the richest event of the season for these Prairie State youngsters. They will be joined by Shez A Devil Woman, Surviver Di and Awfu...
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CHHA to host Jug prayer breakfast

on 09/21/2015 2:00 AM
You are invited to a free breakfast and prayer service Wednesday, September 23 from 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. in the Backstretch Hospitality Tent across from the Log Cabin on the Delaware County Fairgrounds. Prayers will be included for the safety of everyone, including the horses and other animals, at the fairgrounds. The event is sponsored by the Christian Harness Horsemen’s Association. For ...
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Newborn Sassy wins 5th straight in Liberty Bell

on 09/21/2015 2:00 AM
Two-year-old filly pacers headlined a solid card at Harrah's Philadelphia on Sunday afternoon, in three divisions of the Liberty Bell Series, each going for a purse of $35,000.   CC Racing and Jim King's Newborn Sassy won her fifth straight in the first division. The daughter of Western Ideal maintained pocket position through out much of the race, drafting behind the speed of...
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Morrisville average price climbs by 43%

on 09/21/2015 2:00 AM
With 62 well-bred yearlings, including 58 eligible to the lucrative New York Sire Stakes, up for auction Sunday (Sept. 20) at the annual Morrisville College Yearling Sale at the Nancy Sears Stowell Equine Arena located on the college campus, the average price for a yearling skyrocketed by 43 percent.   A large and enthusiastic crowd gathered well in advance of the 1 p.m. start ...
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Donovan has Band Of Angels in Jugette

on 09/21/2015 2:00 AM
Bill Donovan is looking forward to seeing Band Of Angels compete in Wednesday's (Sept. 23) $252,250 Jugette for 3-year-old female pacers at the Delaware County Fairgrounds in central Ohio, but the longtime owner will watch from afar. "Of course, I'm excited,” Donovan said. "Anytime you have a horse good enough to go into one of the premier races in the sport, you're excited. She's earned her...
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Mach It So upsets in Quillen Memorial

on 09/21/2015 2:00 AM
Bamond Racing's Mach It So ($18.60, Tim Tetrick) sprung an upset in Monday's ninth annual $150,000 Bobby Quillen Memorial at Harrington Raceway with a 1:51.1 triumph.   The 5-year-old Mach Three gelding and Jeff Bamond Jr. trainee settled off a contested early pace which saw pacesetter and three time Quillen champion, venerable pacer Foiled Again park out Bandolito through fractions...
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Mr. Wiggle Pants equals OBC 2CP record

on 09/21/2015 2:00 AM
Mr. Wiggle Pants cruised to a 1 1/4-length victory in the $121,384 (div.) Ohio Breeders Championship for 2-year-old pacers in a stakes record equaling 1:53.2 in Monday action at the Delaware County Fairgrounds.   Driver Kayne Kaufman gunned Mr. Wiggle Pants off the wings and forced the favorite Primo Giovanni (Chris Page) to take the second spot. Montrell Teague sent Trayvon fi...
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Seabiscuit out, Mosaique Face in International Trot

on 09/21/2015 2:00 AM
The second coming of Seabiscuit to Empire City is not to be…at least not this time around, anyway.   The standout Finnish trotter, who shares a name with the legendary American Thoroughbred, had accepted an invitation to compete in Yonkers Raceway's million-dollar International Trot, set for Saturday afternoon, Oct. 10.   However, according to race secretary Steve Star...
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Monte Cristo Spur wins Meadows featured trot

on 09/21/2015 2:00 AM
Monte Cristo Spur collected his third win in the last four starts—a 10-1 upset, no less—when he roared through the lane and captured Monday's $18,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows.   With Major Athens fronting the field through a swift 1:23.4 three-quarters, trainer-driver Dick Stillings was content to keep Monte Cristo Spur in fourth along the...
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Daylon Miracle trots 1:50.3; racing round-up

on 09/20/2015 2:00 AM
Driver Simon Allard, coming off a five-win night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono Friday, did even better on Saturday evening, with eight visits to Victory Lane, including one after guiding trotting mare Daylon Miracle to victory in the $30,000 Open handicap trot in 1:50.3 -- the fastest time ever by a female trotter on a five-eighths mile track in North America.   Allard, behind ...
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