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No previous winners takes PA Stallion splits

on 08/12/2015 2:00 AM
There had been six divisions of the first preliminary of Pennsylvania Stallion Series action for two-year-old pacing fillies. After the second prelim, which went in seven divisions, there were no repeat winners -- 13 different Stallion Stake winners.   Twelve of that baker's dozen came to The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono on Tuesday to contest the $120,000 third preliminary leg over s...
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Field set for Dan Patch; 5 Burke contenders

on 08/12/2015 2:00 AM
A field of ten will be sent post-ward in the $300,000 Dan Patch Stakes at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday, August 14. Featuring the largest purse in the 21-year-history of the event, ten of the top rated older pacers in North America will take center stage as they go to post seeking glory in Hoosier Park's signature harness racing event. The 2015 installment of the Dan Patch Stakes ...
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Sebastian K to stand at Hanover Shoe Farms

on 08/12/2015 2:00 AM
The brothers Tristan Sjöberg and Michael Knutsson (Knutsson Trotting Inc.) are proud to announce that they have reached an agreement with Jim Simpson, president of Hanover Shoe Farms, to stand Sebastian K, the world's fastest trotter, at the world's most renowned Standardbred breeding farms beginning with the 2016 breeding season. "Anybody who ever saw Sebastian K at his best had...
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Jug, OBC purses boosted by OHHA allocation

on 08/12/2015 2:00 AM
The Ohio Harness Horsemen's Association (OHHA), with unanimous approval from the Association's board of directors, has allocated $580,000 from the horsemen's video lottery terminal revenue to the Delaware County Fair for the eight Ohio Breeders' Championship races and the Little Brown Jug.   A total of $400,000 will be divided equally among the eight divisions of the Ohio Breeders'...
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Wakizashi Hanover: Big personality

on 08/12/2015 2:00 AM
After a lifetime in harness racing, trainer Joann Looney-King is enjoying her horse of a lifetime. And the horse, Wakizashi Hanover, is enjoying all the attention.   Wakizashi Hanover, who in June won Canada's million-dollar North America Cup, returns from a nearly month-long layoff Friday in the $405,000 Carl Milstein Memorial for 3-year-old male pacers at Northfield Park in Ohio....
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Stallion Series contested at Philadelphia

on 08/12/2015 2:00 AM
Owner/driver Jackie Ingrassia was ready for war in Pennsylvania Stallion Series action on Wednesday afternoon (Aug. 12) at Harrah's Philadelphia. She hit the board with all three entrants out of six divisions for 2-year-old filly trotters, including a win with 48-1 longshot Turn The Paige ($98.40). It was the first career win for the daughter of Cantab Hall, as she was able to hold off a ...
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Crazy Wow, Buen Camino take NYSS

on 08/11/2015 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway Monday night hosted the $163,874 New York Sire Stakes Dick McGuire Trot for 3-year-old colts and geldings. The event, honoring the memory of a popular New York Knickerbocker (and avid horseplayer), produced a pair of popular pari-mutuel winners, with members of the McGuire family making the presentations.   The opening ($81,187) division was, in the words of driver Y...
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New winners in round two of Pure Ivory

on 08/11/2015 2:00 AM
The Pure Ivory series continued Monday night at Mohawk Racetrack with two $12,000 divisions.   The rookie trotting fillies had to deal with fog and a track rated two seconds off due to showers that started in the afternoon and carried into the evening's races.   In the first division, Safekeeping went gate to wire to win her career debut for driver Jack Moiseyev and train...
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PEI to host 2017 World Trotting Conference

on 08/11/2015 2:00 AM
Standardbred Canada is pleased to announce that the 2017 World Trotting Conference will be held in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, from Aug. 13-20.   The event, which is held every two years, will coincide with the 250th Anniversary of horse racing in Canada, and the Island's Old Home Week. It will also mark the 25th edition of the World Trotting Conference (WTC), an event...
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Hambo winner has deep Ohio connections

on 08/11/2015 2:00 AM
Zanesville, Ohio's Richard and Joyce McClelland have owned harness horses for decades and can usually be found at one of the Buckeye State's county fair ovals, or in the Scioto Downs or Northfield Park winner's circle. On Aug. 8, however, the McClellands saw their years of dedication and love for the Standardbred horse come to fruition when their 3-year-old trotter Pinkman stepped into the win...
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Wiggle It draws post 4; Wakizashi post 8

on 08/11/2015 2:00 AM
Wiggle It Jiggleit has been named the overwhelming 3-5 morning-line favorite in Friday's $405,000 Carl Milstein Memorial after drawing post 4.    Wiggle It Jiggleit has won 15 of 17 lifetime starts and has already captured the $500,000 Hempt Stakes at Pocono Downs and the $706,000 Meadowlands Pace this year. The Carl Milstein Memorial's $405,000 purse is the largest ever offere...
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Pure Country remains undefeated in PASS

on 08/10/2015 2:00 AM
Pure Country put an exclamation point on trainer Jimmy Takter's Hambletonian/Oaks-winning weekend as she remained undefeated with the easiest of 1:53.2 victories in one of four divisions of the $253,980 third preliminary leg of the Pennsylvania Sires Stakes for 2-year-old pacing fillies on Sunday at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono.   The fabulous filly by Somebeachsomewhere out of W...
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Alagna trainees one-two in Geers 3CP

on 08/10/2015 2:00 AM
Sunday afternoon's program at Tioga Downs was headlined by a sextet of Geers Stakes for 2- and 3-year-old pacers, with six different drivers and five different trainers prevailing in the races worth a combined $246,930 in purses.   Five 3-year-old pacing colts and geldings contested a single $56,664 split, and Tony Alagna trainees Revenge Shark ($3.50, part of entry, Brett Mill...
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Top pacing sire Camluck dies at age 28

on 08/10/2015 2:00 AM
It is with great sadness that Seelster Farms, along with owners, Bob McIntosh, Al McIntosh and New Destiny Stables, announce the passing of Camluck (Cam Fella – Lucky Lady) p, 3, 1:52.4f; T1:48.4($1,003,260). The 28-year-old stallion stood at Seelster Farms for 23 years before being retired from active duty in October 2014. He died on Sunday, Aug. 9.   Camluck left an indelib...
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Horseman James Rathbone, 65, dies

on 08/10/2015 2:00 AM
Horseman James R. Rathbone, 65, of Woodstown, N.J., died Saturday, Aug. 8, at his home after a short battle with cancer.   He was born to Wilbert "Mick" Rathbone and Helen (nee Ware) Rathbone,in Salem, N.J., and was an owner, trainer and driver of Standardbreds. In the 1970s and 1980s he campaigned The Dozer, Wee Janel, Sarah BG and Alan Quinton, among others. In his later year...
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Joe Larry N Curly wins easy in NYSS

on 08/09/2015 2:00 AM
Batavia Downs hosted two divisions of the $108,000 New York Sires Stakes (NYSS) 2-year-old pacing colts and geldings on Sunday and the star of the show was Joe Larry N Curly (Roll With Joe-Lovely Lady) with his overpowering win.   With morning line co-favorite Travel Playlist scratched sick, the field was cut down to five pacers. But there was no "stoogery” in Joe Larry N Cur...
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Broadway Donna remains perfect in Doherty

on 08/08/2015 2:00 AM
Royally-bred Broadway Donna kept her perfect streak intact Saturday, August 8 at the Meadowlands, holding off a late-closing Kathy Parker to win the $389,450 Jim Doherty Memorial for two-year-old filly trotters in 1:54.2. The victory was the sixth in as many starts for the Donato Hanover lass trained by Jim Campbell for breeder and owner Fashion Farms.   Lining up third in the field...
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Anndrovette powers home in Lady Liberty

on 08/08/2015 2:00 AM
Four-time Dan Patch Award winner Anndrovette seized control after a :26 first panel and went on to win the $251,250 Lady Liberty final Saturday at the Meadowlands. Handily holding off challenges by runner-up Table Talk and late closers Venus Delight and Color’s A Virgin, the eight year old covered the mile and one-eighth distance in 2:04.1. The victory was the third of the season and 44th of...
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World record 1:47 for State Treasurer

on 08/08/2015 2:00 AM
State Treasurer put away the field in the stretch to win the $215,400 US Pacing Championship in a world and track record 1:47 performance for driver David Miller Saturday at the Meadowlands. The time eclipsed Sweet Lou’s 1:47.1 record for older male pacers and fell one-fifth of a second shy of Holborn Hanover’s stakes record of 1:46.4. Doo Wop Hanover closed late to claim second while Foil...
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Cashman Memorial to 9-1 Flanagan Memory

on 08/08/2015 2:00 AM
Flanagan Memory won his last start at the Meadowlands by a nose. Saturday the Kadabra five year old, sent off at 9-1 odds, captured the $301,500 John Cashman Memorial by open lengths for Brian Sears, covering the one and one-eighths miles event in 2:05.4. Gural Hanover trotted second, followed by Obrigado and Natural Herbie.   Drawing post two, Flanagan Memory got away sixth as Mela...
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