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Bax Of Life upsets in Miss Versatility final

on 09/24/2015 2:00 AM
Bax Of Life and driver Yannick Gingras made a three-wide move on the final turn and charged past Classic Martine and Rockin With Dewey in the stretch to win Thursday's $100,000 Miss Versatility Series championship for older female trotters in 1:54.2 at the Delaware County Fairgrounds.   Classic Martine, who won the 2014 Miss Versatility championship, finished second as the 4-5 ...
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Abbatiello sweeps NJSS Green Acres

on 09/24/2015 2:00 AM
Eric Abbatiello piloted both winners–Mountain Top and Stayin Strong–in a pair of $7,000 New Jersey Sires Stakes–Green Acres–on Thursday at Freehold Raceway.   Both were contested as non-wagering events prior to the program.   In the 3-year-old trotting colt division, only two went to post and Mountain Top prevailed by three quarters of a length over SS Poseid...
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Liberty Bell 2CPs ring at Harrah's Philadelphia

on 09/24/2015 2:00 AM
There were four divisions of the Liberty Bell series at Harrah's Philadelphia on Thursday afternoon for 2-year-old colt and gelding pacers, each going for a purse of $35,000. In the first division, it was Erv Miller charge McDave (Marcus Miller) with a gate-to-wire score. The son of McArdle set fractions of :27.1, :56.2, and 1:25.3, before sprinting away to win by a wrapped-up two l...
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Wiggle It Jiggleit wins epic Little Brown Jug

on 09/24/2015 2:00 AM
There was no denying Wiggle It Jiggleit.   Seemingly beaten in mid-stretch, Wiggle It Jiggleit and driver Montrell Teague fought back in the final strides to win Thursday's $677,000 Little Brown Jug for 3-year-old male pacers by a nose over Lost For Words in 1:49.3 at the Delaware County Fairgrounds.   The closing moments of the Jug capped an epic duel between the ev...
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Special Jug edition of Weekend Preview now available!

on 09/23/2015 2:00 AM
The special Little Brown Jug HarnessRacing Preview that is now available takes an inside look at Thursday afternoon's 70th renewal of the Little Brown Jug at Delaware, Ohio. The Preview has insights about all of the major Jug contenders from drivers and trainers. Montrell and George Teague Jr. talk about their star Wiggle It Jiggleit and Scott Zeron and Tony Alagna share their thoughts ab...
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Keller, Carr and Connors to Hall of Fame

on 09/23/2015 2:00 AM
It was announced today by the United States Harness Writers Association that Charles Keller III, whose Yankeeland Farm produced Hambletonian winners Muscles Yankee (1998) and Yankee Paco (2000), has been voted into the Harness Racing Hall of Fame. In addition, two veteran publicists, David Carr and Jerry Connors, were also voted as inductees into the Communicators Hall of Fame.   Ke...
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Classical Annie, Speak To Me win Buckette divs

on 09/23/2015 2:00 AM
Classical Annie pulled around a breaking Katniss on the final turn and held off favorite Smexi in deep stretch to win the first of two $54,600 divisions of the Buckette for 3-year-old female trotters in 1:54.1 on Wednesday (Sept. 23) at the Delaware County Fairgrounds.   Katniss went to the front at the start from post one, with E L Love going off stride on the first turn from post ...
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Tipton Teeez overcomes tough trip

on 09/23/2015 2:00 AM
Tipton Teeez raced on the outside the entire mile and still was strong in the stretch, capturing Wednesday’s (Sept. 23) $44,200 Standardbred Stakes for 2-year-old female pacers by three-quarters of a length over Rockin Rum Springa in 1:55.3 at the Delaware County Fairgrounds.   Favorite Miss Me Yet won an early battle for the lead with Hug A Dragoness and when the dust settle...
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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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