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Maewegonow upsets at 11-1 at Meadows Tuesday

on 12/23/2020 10:33 AM
Lightly regarded at 11-1, Maewegonow found a seam in mid-stretch and barreled through to capture Tuesday's feature at The Meadows, a $9,800 Conditioned Trot.   Maewegonow was pinned inside into the final turn, and the Lightning Lane wouldn't have come fast enough. But when Dan Rawlings edged her out to emerging daylight, the 6-year-old daughter of Deweycheatumnhowe-Mauresmo bu...
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Two races have dead-heat for win at Monticello Tuesday

on 12/23/2020 10:25 AM
Something that you don’t see very often is two dead heats on the same day. This unique harness racing oddity occurred Tuesday afternoon at Monticello Raceway. The first dead heat was in Race 6. Blue Line (Bruce Aldrich Jr.) and Rockin In The Hills (Greg Merton) tripped the timer in tandem in 1:58.3, Chip For Real (Bruce Aldrich Jr.) and See You Friday duplicated the feat five ...
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Prairie Westerngal takes Pompano mares Open

on 12/23/2020 10:23 AM
Prairie Westerngal, a bridesmaid in her most recent pair of races at Pompano Park, reached the altar on Tuesday (Dec. 22) by scoring a sharp win in the $11,000 Mares Open Handicap Pace for Wally Hennessey in 1:53. The four year-old daughter of Western Ideal, sprinted off the wings into a quick early lead before yielding to Crisp Mane (Ricky Macomber, Jr.) and remained...
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Centurion ATM returning to US, to stand at Kentuckiana

on 12/23/2020 10:20 AM
Kentuckiana Farms is excited to announce that World Champion Centurion ATM, by SJ’s Caviar out of ENS Tag Session, will stand the 2021 breeding season at Kentuckiana Farms of Kentucky.   Centurion ATM joins Gimpanzee as another new stallion taking advantage of the exciting new Kentucky Stallion Bonus Program announced as part of the emerging Kentucky Sire Stakes program....
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Tattersalls Winter Mixed Sale catalog online

on 12/22/2020 9:57 PM
The catalog and racelines are now available for the Tattersalls Winter Mixed Sale—one that sale manager David Reid calls “compact, but powerful.” Both can be downloaded now at tattersallsredmile.com or on the Equineline Sales Catalog app.   The annual sale, the company’s flagship auction, gets underway at the Meadowlands on Martin Luther King Jr. Day,...
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USTA President Russell Williams statement on passage of HISA

on 12/22/2020 11:18 AM
Following is the statement from USTA President Russell Williams regarding the inclusion of the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act in the year-end omnibus bill and the passage of that legislation: “Inclusion of the HISA bill in the year-end omnibus legislation was not a surprise, and we have been working on the assumption that it would pass ever since Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConne...
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Rock Candy uses Lightning Lane to win Meadows Open

on 12/21/2020 7:13 PM
Rock Candy found the Lightning Lane just in time, pouring through to capture Monday's $14,600 Open Pace at The Meadows.   With Macadoodledoo stubborn on the front and Wild Wild Western challenging outside, it wasn't clear that Rock Candy would have enough racetrack to get the job done. But when Brady Brown pointed him inside, the 4-year-old Pet Rock-Cotton Candy gelding brushe...
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Ont. restrictions force Mohawk shutdown for at least 28 days

on 12/21/2020 7:09 PM
Woodbine Entertainment announced today that live Standardbred Racing at Woodbine Mohawk Park will be temporarily suspended as a result of the Government of Ontario imposing a Provincewide Shutdown for at least 28 days starting on Saturday, Dec. 26, at 12:01 a.m.   In an effort to provide horsepeople with additional racing opportunities prior to the mandated shutdown, Woodbine has...
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SC announces O'Brien award nominees

on 12/21/2020 4:17 PM
Standardbred Canada is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2020 O'Brien Awards, which honour Canada's best in harness racing over the past season.   There are two finalists in each 'category which includes 12 divisional horse categories and five people awards. Horse of the Year will be one of the divisional champions. The winners will be announced at the Virt...
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St. Louis, McClure dead heat in driving tourney

on 12/21/2020 9:39 AM
The inaugural Drivers’ Holiday Challenge in support of Toys For Tots, hosted Sunday evening (Dec. 20) at The Raceway at the Western Fair District, was an overwhelming success. The point-based challenge was contested over an 11-race card and featured top drivers from Woodbine Mohawk Park and The Raceway. The group of drivers on the card consisted of Woodbine Mohawk Park’s leadin...
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Hurrikanekingjames dominates in FSBOA

on 12/21/2020 9:38 AM
Pompano Park was the host track for a “Super Night” 17-race card on Sunday night (Dec. 20) with over $400,000 up for grabs in the FSBOA sponsored Breeders Stakes. In addition, Lyons Night Hawk played the spoiler role in the Open Handicap Pace by pacing to a new lifetime mark of 1:49.4. Here is a recap of the Sunday night action: $51,500 Breeders Stake for 3-Year-Old Pacing Colt...
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FL Breeders big night Sunday, Dec. 20, at Pompano

on 12/20/2020 8:51 PM
 Pompano Park will again host the FSBOA Super Night on Sunday (Dec. 20) with over $400,000 up for grabs in eight Florida Breeders Stakes for 2-and 3-year-olds. Four of the Breeders Stakes will be non-wagering events while four will comprise part of a gigantic 13 race pari-mutuel card which gets underway at 7:20 p.m. As part of the festivities, there will be two Pick-4 offerings—bot...
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Western Joe wire field at Harrah's Philly Sunday

on 12/20/2020 8:49 PM
Western Joe ($16.40) made every call a winning one in Sunday's (Dec. 20) $14,400 top-level pacing feature at Harrah's Philadelphia. The 6-year-old Western Ideal gelding used a :26.1 first quarter to gain uncontested control of the terms from post six and, after driver Simon Allard rated a :29 second sectional, parried a stern first-over try from Bettor Memories (Yannick Gingras) to win ...
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$1.3 million on Jackpot High 5 Saturday

on 12/20/2020 8:32 AM
Horseplayers from all around took their shot at Saturday’s Jackpot Hi-5 mandatory payout at Woodbine Mohawk Park, wagering over $1.3 million in new money. A total of $1,367,889 was wagered on Saturday’s Jackpot Hi-5 mandatory, joining a carryover of $335,940. The winning combination of 5-7-3-8-4 was popular, returning $808.73 for a $0.20 winning ticket. Veteran pacer Rockin In ...
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Horse of Year Shartin N retired, sold to Ola Yoder

on 12/19/2020 8:11 PM
The owners of Shartin N, the 2019 USA Dan Patch Harness Horse of the Year and the fastest pacing mare in history, announced she has been retired from racing as of Saturday (Dec. 19). In a glittering harness racing career, the world champion mare won 39 of her 55 lifetime starts and $2,555,629 in purse money. Shartin N also took a world record lifetime mark of 1:46.4. Bred in New Zealand, S...
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Jim Marshall III wraps up driving career with win

on 12/19/2020 8:03 PM
For more than four decades, the driving colony at Freehold Raceway has included "Diamond Jim" Marshall III. That era came to an end on Saturday, but not before Marshall notched one more victory.   In his penultimate drive, race 10, Marshall won his 3,820th race. He put Rancousy on the lead early on, and never gave it up, holding for a half-length win. The winner is owned by ...
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GD Western Joe one of 5 wins for Page

on 12/19/2020 7:59 PM
GD Western Joe (Chris Page) was a repeat winner in the Saturday (Dec. 19) $17,800 Open Pace at Hollywood Dayton Raceway.  It was the eighth seasonal victory for the five-year-old son of Real Desire as well as the fourth triumph on the program for Page.   A race later, Page revisited the winner's circle to give him five wins In the first ten races.   Despite being h...
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Meadowlands cancels due to lighting problem

on 12/19/2020 7:57 PM
Saturday night’s live racing program at The Meadowlands was canceled due to an electrical malfunction of the track’s lighting system. In addition, Yonkers Raceway canceled its Saturday card due to track conditions. Yonkers canceled after one race on Friday night when drivers deemed the track unsafe. The Big M will resume with live action on Saturday, Dec. 26, with a special early ...
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Mohawk racing doubleheader on Wednesday, Dec. 23

on 12/19/2020 2:33 PM
Woodbine Entertainment today announced the addition of two cards of live racing, to be held as a doubleheader, for this Wednesday (Dec. 23) at Woodbine Mohawk Park. With the City of Hamilton entering the Grey-Lockdown category as of Monday, December 21 at 12:01 a.m., Flamboro Downs will not be permitted to host their previously drawn card for Tuesday, December 22. Following discussion...
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Some Chapter scores 10th win in 14 starts

on 12/19/2020 6:42 AM
Some Chapter continued his impressive season by winning for the 10th time from just 14 starts in the Friday night feature at The Meadowlands, a high-end $20,000 conditioned trot. But the road to the winner’s circle at the mile oval has been a circuitous one to say the least for the Anette Lorentzon trainee, who did not race last year as a 2-year-old. “We always liked him,&...
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