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Sign up now for the HUF annual charity golf tourney

on 09/03/2015 2:00 AM
The Horsemen’s Unicorn Foundation (HUF) will once again host the annual Charity Golf Tournament and dinner/dance for 2015. This year'’s Golf Venue will be at The Marriot's Griffin Gate Golf Course, 1800 Newtown Pike in Lexington, KY on Tuesday, September 29, 2015, with a 1 p.m. shotgun start. The Dinner/Dance/Silent Auction will be held at the Red Mile Clubhouse starting at 6:30 p m. ...
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Miss Versatility, NYSS fill Tioga weekend cards

on 09/03/2015 2:00 AM
A dozen 2-year-old trotting colts and geldings share the spotlight at Tioga Downs on Saturday (September 5) evening in a pair of $53,500 New York Sire Stakes events, while a quintet of older distaff trotters contest a $40,000 Miss Versatility preliminary on the Labor Day (September 7) program. Four-time winner Allerage Echo headlines the first Sire Stakes division, carded as the fourth of 1...
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Buen Camino: "small track...his advantage"

on 09/03/2015 2:00 AM
Driver Trond Smedshammer and his horse Buen Camino will hope to finish Saturday's $500,000 Yonkers Trot for 3-year-old trotters the same way they start it -- No. 1. Buen Camino drew post one for the Yonkers Trot and will try to use the advantageous starting position, from which horses win at a 20.3-percent rate at Yonkers, to upset powerful entries from the stables of trainers Jimmy Takter and Ron...
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New Weekend Preview now available!

on 09/03/2015 2:00 AM
Can Pinkman get around the turns better and capture Saturday's Yonkers Trot? Can elim winners Habitat and Crazy Wow repeat with new drivers in the sulky? Those are the big questions and the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview provides a glimpse at the possible answers. Weekend Preview's Gordon Waterstone was at The Red Mile last Sunday for the Kentucky Sires Stakes Championship Night...
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Kadabra fillies sweep Champlain divisions

on 09/03/2015 2:00 AM
Rookie trotting fillies took center stage Thursday night at Mohawk Racetrack for three divisions of the Champlain Stakes. The annual Grand Circuit week at Mohawk kicked off with 26 two-year-old trotting fillies competing in three Champlain divisions over a "good" racing surface.   Hall of Fame trotter Kadabra was a proud father Thursday night, as his fillies swept the three Cha...
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Matrix Of Luck completes INSS sweep

on 09/03/2015 2:00 AM
Matrix Of Luck and Tyler Smith made a clean sweep of the fourth round of Indiana Sires Stakes action after they captured the featured event of the evening, the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes final for 2-year-old pacing colts and geldings, at Hoosier Park on Thursday. With a final time of 1:53, Matrix Of Luck notched his fourth consecutive victory at Hoosier Park and became the sport's newes...
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Soft Idea sets Yonkers 2FP record in NYSS

on 09/03/2015 2:00 AM
"She's very talented, but sometimes I wonder where to put the 50 cents in because the ride can get bouncy.”   Such was the post-race postulate Thursday night from driver Jim Morrill Jr. after he—with some able assistance from odds-on favorite Soft Idea ($3.10)—set a track record during Yonkers Raceway hosting of the $147,723 New York Sires Stakes Frank Becerra Pace for 2-year-...
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Lockwood Grace upsets in INSS 2FT final

on 09/02/2015 2:00 AM
Lockwood Grace used a strong stretch rally to pull the 20-1 upset in the featured event of the evening, the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes final for 2-year-old trotting fillies, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Tuesday. Driven by Jason Dillander, Lockwood Grace avoided early traffic trouble to score in a lifetime best of 1:58.   In a race ruled by miscues, Dillander had Lockwood...
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Mr. Jackpot sets Running Aces track record

on 09/02/2015 2:00 AM
Mr. Jackpot continued his impressive freshman season at Running Aces on Tuesday night by capturing a 2-year-old Minnesota-sired trot in 1:59.4 track record time. The victory was the fourth in his last five starts for the son of Money Talks owned by Glen Wilson, trainer Brett Ballinger and Carl Swanson.   Driver Dean Magee was content to sit third during the :30.2 opening panel,...
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JK Endofanera looks to stay hot in Pacing Derby

on 09/02/2015 2:00 AM
Ever since the beginning, Alan Katz and his brothers have enjoyed watching JK Endofanera.   "He's been a pleasure from Day One,” said Katz, who owns the 4-year-old male pacer with brothers Ron and Steve under the 3 Brothers Stables moniker. "He hasn't put in too many bad races. He's just a good horse. He came back good this year and he's getting better as the year goes on, which i...
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Hanover's Lexington yearling videos now online

on 09/02/2015 2:00 AM
The videos of the 24 Hanover Shoe Farms yearlings consigned to the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale are now online and can be seen at the Hanover website hanoverpa.com. The consignment to Lexington consists of 24 well-bred yearlings representing most of today's prominent sires and coming from the sports best maternal families. The group is headed by several yearlings by 2015's leading 2-yea...
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After setback, Sports Expert blooming in Ontario

on 09/02/2015 2:00 AM
Her season has not unfolded quite the way Blake MacIntosh imagined it would, but the trainer has been encouraged by the steady forward progress being made by his 2-year-old pacing filly Sports Expert. The filly captured her third Grassroots trophy at Mohawk Racetrack on Tuesday evening, sprinting from fifth to first through the stretch in a personal best 1:54.2. Not Depressed and Southwind Sha...
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Campbell to be at Legends Day Sept. 6

on 09/02/2015 2:00 AM
The title of legend has never been thrown around lightly. To become a legend requires great success, recognition at the highest level and admiration from your peers. In the world of harness racing, a select group of individuals have earned the right to be considered legendary and every few years a group of these extraordinary horsemen gather in Central Huron, Ontario.   Icons of the...
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Mohawk set for big Saturday night card

on 09/02/2015 2:00 AM
The Canadian Pacing Derby and Metro Pace headline a $2.4 million card this Saturday at Mohawk Racetrack. The Pacing Derby, Canada's oldest harness race, and the Metro Pace, the richest race for two-year-olds, will both be contested for a purse of $685,000. Joining the two signature events on the card is the $455,000 She's A Great Lady Stakes, the $229,000 Simcoe Stakes for three-year-old trott...
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Cancer survivor Condren happy to be in Metro

on 09/02/2015 2:00 AM
Hall of Fame driver Steve Condren said winning his first Metro Pace Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack would be nice, especially at this stage of his career, but he counts being able to drive horses at all as a bonus after his 2011 battle with colon cancer.   "After going through what I went through, just being here is a beautiful thing,” Condren said.   The 58-year-old...
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Black Book 1 now available online

on 09/02/2015 2:00 AM
The Standardbred Horse Sales Company has posted the 2015 Black Book 1 Yearling Sale catalog on its website at www.theblackbook.com/catalog-downloads.php. Download the catalog and other handy PDF packets, or create and track your own yearling lists with our "My Black Book” program. QR codes on individual yearling pages will link your smartphone or iPad to yearling videos when available. ...
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First Dejarmbro yearlings sold in Delaware, OH

on 09/02/2015 2:00 AM
The 59th annual Pre-Jug Mixed Sale featured black-type yearlings along with several hundred racehorses. The first Dejarmbro yearlings to hit the sales were led by Impress The Best at $20,000. Consigned by Hickory Lane Farm, the striking black colt out of Lexis Electra was purchased by Mary Timura of Ohio. The initial Ohio eligible crop of McArdle's was led by Frita's Rose at $17,000. Consigned...
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Cufflink Hanover sets PA Stallion mark at Meadows

on 09/02/2015 2:00 AM
Cufflink Hanover notched his third straight Pennsylvania Stallion Series win in spectacular fashion, when he blazed home in a stake-record 1:55.1 at The Meadows. Wednesday’s $100,000 event for colt and gelding trotters was contested over five divisions, with Multitaskr Hanover, Petrossian AS, Asta La Pasta and Twin B Ammunition also taking splits. Andrew McCarthy enjoyed a stake double behin...
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Bridge To Jesse’s wins 7th straight in INSS Final

on 09/02/2015 2:00 AM
  Bridge To Jesse’s turned in another dominating performance to find the winner’s circle once again at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino in the featured event of the evening, the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Final for two-year-old trotting colts and geldings, on Wednesday, September 2. Extending his win streak to seven with the victory, Bridge To Jesse’s and driver Ed Hensley reac...
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PASS championships for 3YOs set for Saturday

on 09/01/2015 2:00 AM
The richest Sire Stakes Championship series begins Saturday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono will host four $350,000 Pennsylvania Sire Stakes Championship for three-year-olds. Each of the four divisions will also have a $60,000 Consolation race; the total program on Saturday at Pocono will distribute purses of $1,770,000.   Most of the attention in the glamour division, that...
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