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BJ's Bequia captures Saratoga Open

on 11/21/2015 12:00 AM
BJ's Bequia (Rocknroll Hanover) scored a victory in the Open Pace at Saratoga Casino and Raceway on Saturday night.   Bruce Aldrich Jr. piloted the 8-year-old veteran pacer in the $19,250 feature and swung three wide with him approaching the three-quarter pole while pursuing longshot leader Titus Seelster (Frank Coppola Jr). BJ's Bequia paced past his rivals around the final tu...
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Bettor's Edge goes from last to first in TVG

on 11/21/2015 12:00 AM
A field of six contested the $400,000 TVG Pacing Championship at the Meadowlands Saturday night. Off the wings of the gate, five of the six free-for-all pacers tried to leave for position. The only horse content to watch the action early was Bettor's Edge. That strategy by Matt Kakaley turned out to be the winning one as Bettor's Edge stormed down the center of the track, from dead last, to sc...
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Gonna Fly, Continual Hanover win finals

on 11/20/2015 12:00 AM
The Autumn Series for two-year-olds wrapped up Thursday night at Woodbine Racetrack with the finals for the colts and geldings. The $30,000 two-year-old trot and $31,400 two-year-old pace both featured a field of ten.   In the trotting final, Gonna Fly was able to knock off the heavy favorite Matza Man in 1:59.3. Driven by Paul MacDonell, Gonna Fly got away far back in ninth positio...
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Gonna Fly, Continual Hanover win Autumn finals

on 11/20/2015 12:00 AM
The Autumn Series for 2 year olds wrapped up Thursday night at Woodbine Racetrack with the finals for the colts and geldings. The $30,000 two-year-old trot and $31,400 two-year-old pace both featured a field of 10.   In the trotting final, Gonna Fly was able to knock off the heavy favorite Matza Man in 1:59.3.   Driven by Paul MacDonell, Gonna Fly got away far back in ninth positio...
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2015 NY breeders awards total $950,000

on 11/20/2015 12:00 AM
The Harness Horse Breeders of New York are pleased to announce the 2015 breeders' awards have been approved by the Trustees of the Agriculture and New York State Horse Breeding Development Fund. The list of awards can be found here. The total amount approved for immediate release to the Breeder's of New York- bred two and three year olds horses that competed in NYSS events was $950,000. The 201...
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Retired Coldheartedrevenge has new home

on 11/20/2015 12:00 AM
After a long journey, Coldheartedrevenge has returned to western Pennsylvania with a new lease on life. The gelding, now 14 years old, started his racing career in 2003.He achieved quite a bit on the track, earning more than $847,000, some of which came at The Meadows several seasons ago. He raced for many trainers over the years, but in 2012, at the age of 11, his racing career came to a clos...
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Hawthorne stall applications due Dec. 1

on 11/20/2015 12:00 AM
Horsemen are reminded that Hawthorne Race Course stall applications for 2016 are due by Dec. 1. Stall applications can be found be on the Hawthorne website at http://www.hawthorneracecourse.com/ . Completed applications can be faxed to Jim Miller at (708) 780-3727. They can also be e-mailed to jimmiller@clubhawthorne.com or mailed to Jim Miller c/o Hawthorne Race Course, 3501 S. Laramie, Ci...
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Sylvain Filion receives congrats from uncle Herve

on 11/20/2015 12:00 AM
When Sylvain Filion won his 8,000th race at Woodbine Monday night, naturally he received congratulatory wishes. The morning after recording the milestone, Filion received a special phone call from the man who once led the world in harness racing victories.   "The first phone call I had yesterday morning was my uncle Hervé," Sylvain said Wednesday morning in an interview with D...
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EL Titan to be retired after Saturday's TVG

on 11/20/2015 12:00 AM
EL Titan 4,1:51.2f ($683,073) the 4-year-old son of Muscle Hill–Courtney Hall, will make his final start on Saturday at the Meadowlands in the $400,000 TVG Free-For-All Final. He will then be brought to Southwind Farm in Pennington, NJ, to begin freezing his semen for export to Europe.   Under the management of Southwind Farm, EL Titan will then be sent to Tara Hills Stud...
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Hall of Fame Holiday Concert set for Dec. 3

on 11/20/2015 12:00 AM
Great music and fun are traditions of the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame's annual Holiday Concert. Celebrating its 41st year, this community event kicks off this festive season. Although much has changed in the world since that first concert in 1974, the charm of sleigh bells and the warmth of gathered neighbors continue to "make the season bright.” Mark your calendar for Thursday, D...
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Atta Boy Dan wins 17th race of the season

on 11/20/2015 12:00 AM
Atta Boy Dan continued his outstanding 2015 season Friday at The Meadows, capturing the $20,000 winners over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Pace for his 17th victory in 31 starts this year.   Atta Boy Dan was pushed by the parked-out Cammikey to a demanding :26.2 opening panel. But when Dave Palone gave the 6-year-old Western Terror-Dropitlikeitshot gelding a :29 second-quarter breather,...
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Sell A Bit N makes Yonkers Open 8th win of '15

on 11/20/2015 12:00 AM
Sell A Bit N (Jordan Stratton, $7.50) continued her roll Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's $40,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace.   The race took on a different dynamic after Krispy Apple came up ill. That left Sell a Bit N—now from post position No. 7—with an easier path to pursue. She worked around Request for Parole (George Brennan) then completed the course (:27.1, :56.3...
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Sweet Bettor one of 3 wins for Lems at Vernon

on 11/20/2015 12:00 AM
Taking full advantage of a soft second quarter, The Triple C Stables LLC's Sweet Bettor ($6.80) blitzed to the fore, passing all five of her rivals before reaching the far turn and subsequently winning Friday (November 20) evening's featured $6,600 distaff pace at Vernon Downs.   Trainer-driver Chris Lems settled at the back of the pack with the 6-year-old Bettor's Delight mare, not invol...
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Hello Chipper has 3 wins in a row in Ohio

on 11/20/2015 12:00 AM
Hello Chipper, a late-blooming 3-year-old filly trotter, made it "Three-in-a-row in O-HI-O" on Friday night (Nov. 20) at Hollywood Dayton Raceway by beating a full field of older and more experienced condition trotters.   Owned, trained and driven by Rocky Stidham, the daughter of Chip Chip Hooray was content to get away seventh through the opening :27.2 panel despite leaving from th...
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Caffeine Kid takes Illinois stake at Balmoral

on 11/20/2015 12:00 AM
Illinois-bred pacing colts headlined the action on Friday, Nov 20, at Balmoral Park as a field of six freshmen were sent postward in a $7,980 Xpressbet Stake.   When the smoke cleared from this battle it was Caffeine Kid who proved victorious, notching a three-quarter-length victory in 1:55.0 for owner Peter Karras and trainer Rodney Freese.   Confidently handled by driver Mike Oos...
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Wiggle It Jiggleit leads 9-horse Progress elim

on 11/20/2015 12:00 AM
Wiggle It Jiggleit heads a nine-horse field in the Hap Hansen Progress Pace elimination on Monday, Nov. 23, at Dover Downs. Also, in the $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund 2-Year-Old Filly Trot, Epic Smash, winner of last month's $100,000 Harrington final, brings a four-race win streak and leaves from the rail for driver Pat Berry, trainer Traci Berry and owners Craparolla and Ber...
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Lutetium wins another Batavia Open

on 11/20/2015 12:00 AM
It's an old story, but one that's frequently told in western New York. Lutetium wins another $9,500 Open trot feature race at Batavia Downs on Friday night (Nov. 20).   Leaving from the outside (post six) in an abbreviated field, Lutetium (Kevin Cummings) shot right to the front and took a lead he would never relinquish. With a loose, two-length advantage for most of the race, Lutetium cu...
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Dejarmbro colt brings $35,000 at Blooded Horse Sale

on 11/20/2015 12:00 AM
The Fall Blooded Horse Sale held Nov. 16-19 posted its best gross and average in 68 years. Buyers from 25 states and Canada flocked to the Delaware Ohio fairgrounds in search of yearlings, weanlings, racehorses, and breeding stock.   Monday featured 180 black type yearlings led by the Dejarmbro colt Dust Off The Gate at $35,000. Winklepleck Farm consigned the promising young trotter that ...
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Autumn Series for 3YO fillies underway

on 11/20/2015 12:00 AM
Just one night after a pair of two-year-old series finals, the Autumn Series action continued with first leg divisions for the three-year-old fillies at Woodbine Friday. A total of four $18,000 divisions were contested as 19 sophomore pacing fillies and 13 sophomore trotting fillies competed in round one action. Aniston Seelster lived up to her 1/2 billing to win the first pacing division in...
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Shake It Cerry supreme on big stakes night

on 11/20/2015 12:00 AM
Shake It Cerry proved supreme once again, winning the last major stake of the season for the older trotting mares, capturing the $200,000 TVG Mares Trotting Championship on Friday night at the Meadowlands.   Released as the even-money second-choice, Shake It Cerry was gathered off the gate by her pilot Dave Miller, while the 4/5 favorite Bee A Magician moved to the lead early in the mile....
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