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Crescent Fashion wins Charles Smith Trot

on 09/17/2015 2:00 AM
An Ake Svanstedt trainee won the $50,500 Charles I. Smith Trot for three-year-olds, but it was not 2-5 favorite Southwind Mozart, who finished second, but rather 2-1 Crescent Fashion, who scored a length and three-quarters victory in the featured third race on Thursday, Sept. 17, at Freehold Raceway. The Smith and the Dancer are both restricted to New Jersey-sired trotters and are sponsor...
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Red Mile Historic Racing, Mohawk in Preview!

on 09/17/2015 2:00 AM
The Red Mile on Thursday officially opened its new gaming parlor with 902 Historical Racing machines, which are similar to slot machines but pay out on a pari-mutuel system. Weekend Preview's Kathy Parker and Gordon Waterstone attending the ribbon-cutting ceremony, and Kathy gives her take on the ceremonies in the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview. Not to be left out, Gordon took a qu...
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Open Space Day at Freehold Saturday

on 09/17/2015 2:00 AM
Saturday is Open Space Pace Day at Freehold Raceway, but the racing highlight of the card is actually a trot -- a $20,000 preferred trot -- with nine going to post for a mile and a half race. That is three times around the half-mile track, and the first mile and a half race in the modern era of Freehold Raceway, or as long as anyone can remember. The traditional distance for most harness races...
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Joe Larry N Curly sets Stga record in NYSS

on 09/17/2015 2:00 AM
Joe Larry N Curly (Roll With Joe-Life's Image) broke the track record for 2-year-old pacers on Thursday (Sept. 17) at Saratoga Casino and Raceway. The Mark Harder-trained freshman colt was the public's overwhelming betting favorite in a $73,712 New York Sire Stakes race on a beautiful afternoon in the Spa City.   Jim Morrill Jr. piloted the 2-year-old pacing star and moved him to th...
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Kindergarten divisions in spotlight at Red Mile

on 09/17/2015 2:00 AM
The Kindergarten Trotting series continued on Thursday evening at The Red Mile. The colt divisions began the evening with Maven's Way scoring a $37.20 upset for young Oskar Florhed, taking a nice record of 1:55.3 in the process. The son of Muscle Hill from Doris Deo sat close up early, then wore down Dominion Beach in the shadow of the wire for the win.   Maven's Way is tr...
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Fountain Pen inks sixth straight win at Northfield

on 09/16/2015 2:00 AM
Fountain Pen paced home for her sixth straight win Tuesday in Northfield Park's 13th race. The 3-year-old filly is owned by Winbak Farm of Chesapeake City, Md., and trained by Don Pfister. Kurt Sugg was aboard for the winning drive.   Fountain Pen started from post four and made every pole a winning one through fractional times of :28.1, :57.3, 1:26.2 and 1:55. She never e...
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Inaugural Goshen yearling sale shows promise

on 09/16/2015 2:00 AM
Hundreds of horsemen and women from around the tri-state region flocked to the spacious Mark Ford Training Center on Sunday, Sept. 13, to purchase the next crop of Standardbred champions at the inaugural Goshen Yearling Sale. Sunny skies and a cheerful outlook prevailed as 113 colts and fillies passed through the auction ring for a gross of $1.423 million, averaging $12,600 per offering. &n...
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Celebration of life for Dick Macomber Sunday

on 09/16/2015 2:00 AM
Richard "Dick” Macomber Sr., 80, died Monday, Sept. 14, at the home of his son and daughter-in-law, Ricky Macomber Jr. and Jamie Rucker, who race at Hoosier Park in Anderson, Ind. He had been diagnosed with ALS, more commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease, early this summer. Mr. Macomber was adopted as a young child and reared in Maine, but at age 15 decided to leave home to create a new ...
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Blue Chip happy with Goshen sale results

on 09/16/2015 2:00 AM
On the heels of the first ever Goshen Yearling Sale (GYS), Blue Chip Farms (agent for Blue Chip Bloodstock) led the auction in two important categories – highest combined farm owned and agent average and the auction's top two sales toppers. Outkast Blue Chip, a Rock N Roll Heaven colt out of Armbro Savannah, went for $67,000 to Joe Bellino while Obsessed Blue Chip, a Chapter Seven filly f...
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Caprice Hill a Peaceful Way contender

on 09/16/2015 2:00 AM
After a visit to Hanover Shoe Farms to preview yearlings for the Harrisburg sale last year, trainer Tony Alagna left with only one yearling on his mind. In search of a trotting filly for owner Tom Hill of Hamilton, Ontario, he believed he had found the best one at Harrisburg. Purchased for $55,000 at the sale, Caprice Hill has bankrolled nearly $175,000 in six starts so far this year. "She was ...
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Enggren has Maple Leaf hopes with Resolve

on 09/16/2015 2:00 AM
Hans Enggren was unfamiliar with Resolve the first time he saw the trotter during the winter between the horse's 2 -and 3-year-old seasons. He knew, though, at that very moment, he wanted to buy the colt. It was more than eight months before Enggren was successful, but it has proved worth the wait.   Resolve has won four of 17 races and earned $414,446 since Enggren got the horse in...
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Youth Foundation announces Lex fundraiser

on 09/16/2015 2:00 AM
After last year's success the Harness Horse Youth Foundation's Drive for Youth, the organization's annual fall fundraiser, will again be a week-long national effort, kicking off on October 4 at The Red Mile and running through October 10, culminating on Kentucky Futurity Day. Owners, trainers and drivers can pledge either a percentage of their earnings during Drive for Youth week, or they c...
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Hartman says he'll be nervous watching BAM

on 09/16/2015 2:00 AM
When Ontario-sired super mare Bee A Magician turns to the starting gate Saturday in the $680,000 final of 63rd edition of the Maple Leaf Trot at Mohawk Racetrack, her part-owner Mel Hartman will be biting his nails watching the race on TV from his Ottawa, Ont., home. The five-year-old daughter of Kadabra out of Beehive has earned more than $3.3 million, but Hartman said he still g...
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Safe From Terror rallies to win Nadia Lobell

on 09/16/2015 2:00 AM
Safe From Terror, who won the $350,000 Pennsylvania Sires Stakes final for 3-year-old filly pacers last time out on Sept. 5 at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono at odds of 45-1, made it two in a row on Wednesday afternoon--albeit at a much lesser reward to her backers. Sent off at odds of 5-1 in the $170,000 Nadia Lobell at The Meadows, Safe From Terror rallied from a third-over trip with driver...
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Yonkers announces 7 International Trot starters

on 09/16/2015 2:00 AM
It wouldn't be an International Trot without international trotters, now would it?   Accordingly, Yonkers Raceway is pleased to announce seven more confirmed participants for the million-dollar event, set for Saturday afternoon, Oct. 10.   The list--alphabetically--includes: BBS Sugarlight (Norway); Oasis Bi (Italy); On Track Piraten (Sweden); Papagayo E (Norway); Rod St...
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Dime A Dance sets a world record at Batavia

on 09/16/2015 2:00 AM
A lightning-fast track and 80 degree temperatures greeted the New York Sire Stakes 2-year-old pacing fillies at Batavia Downs where two divisions offering a total of $109,000 in purses, along with important points needed to make the NYSS final, were up for grabs on Wednesday night (Sept. 16). Prohibitive 2-5 favorite Dime A Dance didn't dissapoint her backers as she put on a show in her $...
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Blue Chip acquires stud Here Comes Herbie

on 09/16/2015 2:00 AM
Blue Chip Farms is pleased to announce that it will stand Here Comes Herbie in 2016. With a mark of 3,1:52, he is the second fastest son of Credit Winner and a Hambletonian elimination winner. And like his dad, he has shown himself to be a stakes caliber sire having produced such top trotters as millionaire Mister Herbie and 2015 Maple Leaf Trot Elimination winner Natural Herbie. Twenty percen...
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Ohio State lawmaker Jim Buchy to retire

on 09/16/2015 2:00 AM
State Representative Jim Buchy announced Wednesday he will be retiring from the Ohio House of Representatives effective January 2017 and, therefore, will not be seeking reelection on the fall 2016 ballot. "The trust placed in me by the fine families of western Ohio as their voice in Columbus is humbling,” Buchy said. "At this time it is important that I am able to enjoy retirement with my fa...
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Red Mile late closer payments due now

on 09/15/2015 2:00 AM
As the Grand Circuit meet fast approaches, the Red Mile would like to remind all participants that nominations for the 2015 Grand Circuit Late Closers must be postmarked by September 15. Horsemen planning on racing at the Red Mile must also submit a stall application before racing. Checks must be made payable to the Red Mile and be sent to 1200 Red Mile Road, Lexington, KY 40504.   ...
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Bandolito wins Harrington open; now Quillen

on 09/15/2015 2:00 AM
Daryl Bier's Bandolito ($3.40) was a decisive winner in the $16,000 Open Pace Monday at Harrington Raceway in 1:50.4.   Driven by his owner/trainer, Bandolito immediately went for the lead from post position four and never relented in an open length win over Adventure Bound and Just A Jolt. It was the ninth win of the year for the 6-year-old Ponder stallion, who earned a berth in th...
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