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Sjoberg buys white trotting filly in Italy

on 10/23/2015 2:00 AM
Owner Tristan Sjoberg will be watching Dupree in Saturday's $600,000 Breeders Crown for 2-year-old male trotters at Woodbine Racetrack, but regardless of the horse's performance he is already feeling out of this world. Sjoberg, who is among the owners of rare white pacing colt White Bliss, said this week via email that he has bought another rare white horse --- this one a filly trotter born on ...
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$115,000 for Swan For All filly at Hoosier Classic

on 10/23/2015 2:00 AM
A full sister to four-time Indiana champion Airman Batten 2, 1:55.4 ($333,728) topped the opening session of the Hoosier Classic Yearling Sale in Indianapolis on Friday. Hip 152, a filly named Swan Victoria, was bought by William DeLong of Clinton, Wisc., with a bid of $115,000. The black Swan For All filly is the third foal of Ladylike Volo (by Yankee Glide), who hails from the Castleton Farm ...
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MJB Got Faith, 11 year old girl on CBS News

on 10/23/2015 2:00 AM
The Friday (Oct. 23) edition of the CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley included a feature about 11-year-old Breana Carsey and her 2-year-old trotting gelding MJB Got Faith. MJB Got Faith capped off an unbeaten season with a victory last month in the $225,000 Ohio Sires Stakes final at Scioto Downs. Carsey had selected his dam at the Blooded Horse Sale for her father to buy and has...
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Hunterton Farm yearling videos online

on 10/23/2015 2:00 AM
Hunterton Sale Agency's consignments for the Nov. 2 - 6 Harrisburg Sale are online at HuntertonFarm.com. Videos and pedigrees for yearlings by the industries top sires can be viewed on the web site for the Harrisburg Sale. Please contact the farm at (859) 987-3983 or email huntertonfarm@cs.com to inspect the yearlings at the Paris, Kentucky farm.
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Demons N Diamonds takes NJ Futurity

on 10/23/2015 2:00 AM
Demons N Diamonds held off SS Poseidon to win the $25,000 New Jersey Futurity for three-year-old trotters on Friday, Oct. 23, at Freehold Raceway.   One of two fillies in the field of five in the non-wagering race, Demons N Diamonds [Muscle Hill] was a three-quarter length winner over the colt SS Poseidon [Muscle Hill], trotting the mile in 1:58.2. Switchblade Hall [Muscles Yankee] w...
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Jonsie Jones wins Yonkers mare pace feature

on 10/23/2015 2:00 AM
Favored Jonsie Jones (Tyler Buter, $5.30) was put to work early and in hand late Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's $40,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace.   In play at the outset from post position No. 5, Jonsie Jones made the first lead before yielding to Inittowinafortune (George Brennan). The one, in turn, gave way to Justhaven'tmetuyet (Jason Bartlett) right at the :27.2 open...
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Wiggle It Jiggleit easy 1:49.4 winner at Hoosier

on 10/23/2015 2:00 AM
Hoosier Park Racing & Casino played host to a stakes-filled card on Friday, Oct. 23, as Grand Circuit racing action made a stop at Hoosier Park's seven-eighths mile oval for the third time this season. The 13-race card was highlighted by divisions of the Circle City Stakes for three-year-old trotters and pacers and it was Harness Racing's top ranked horse, Wiggle It Jiggleit (pictured), who ...
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Kayne Kauffman tops $10 million in purses

on 10/23/2015 2:00 AM
Driver Kayne Kauffman surpassed the $10 million career purse earnings plateau on Friday night (Oct. 23) at Hollywood Dayton Raceway when he won the third race with Upfront Miss Major.   Kauffman began driving in 1994 and has won more than 100 races in 11 of the last 14 years. The 2015 season will be his best campaign yet with 249 victories and $2.35 million already in the books.
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4 $100,000 DSBF finals contested at Harrington

on 10/22/2015 2:00 AM
More than $550,000 in total purses were up for grabs as part of a showcase of Delaware's top bred horses Wednesday (Oct. 21) Harrington Raceway. Four $100,000 Delaware Breeders Fund (DSBF) final events were the centerpiece of the 13-race program, as well as their accompanying $20,000 consolations. There was also $20,000 Open events for older horses, with preference given to those who...
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Jones hoping to "rush" into Crown winner's circle

on 10/22/2015 2:00 AM
Dustin Jones hopes no one can get shorty.   Jones co-owns and trains two-time Ontario Sire Stakes champion Dont Rush, who is among the 11 horses in Saturday's $500,000 Breeders Crown for 3-year-old male trotters at Woodbine Racetrack. The colt, nicknamed "Danny” after actor Danny DeVito, is 20-1 on the morning line but has already surprised people--beginning with Jones.   ...
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Meadow Skipper book now available nationwide

on 10/22/2015 2:00 AM
Authors Victoria M. Howard and Bob Marks have announced that their recently released book, Meadow Skipper, the untold story, has been released nationwide.   The book is an unofficial biography of a champion Standardbred race horse, who singlehandedly changed the direction of an entire breed of animal.   Meadow Skipper, the untold story, is an unforgettable saga ...
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New PA track gets 1 approval, but more needed

on 10/22/2015 2:00 AM
The Pennsylvania State Harness Racing Commission (PHRC) met on Wednesday at Harrah's Philadelphia and Jonathan Newman, the chairman of the commission and in fact the lone commission member after two resigned, approved transferring assets to the latest groups trying to build a racino in Lawrence County, northwest of Pittsburgh. A track/slots facility for Lawrence County has been proposed on ...
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"Stable Stars" contest announced

on 10/22/2015 2:00 AM
Looking for a fun-filled way to take part in the upcoming Harrisburg sale? Standardbred Horse Sales Company invites you to enter its "Stable Stars” contest. You will have a chance at winning prizes and eternal bragging rights of being a winner! From now through 12 Noon on Sunday, November 1, 2015, you can enter your guess on the final hammer price of 12 designated yearlings being sold o...
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Ohio stakes for older males set for Saturday

on 10/22/2015 2:00 AM
Two $50,000 Ohio Sires Stakes (OSS) Championships for older horses and geldings will be contested Saturday night at Hollywood at Dayton Racino. Seven pacers and seven trotters will each vie in their respective divisions over Dayton's five-eighths mile oval, slated as the ninth and tenth events on the evening's 14-race card.   Rompaway Galaxy, the 2013 Ohio 2-Year-Old Trotter of...
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Hills have 2 homebred Crown contenders

on 10/22/2015 2:00 AM
Tom Hill and his family hope that this is the year they finally win a Breeders Crown race after coming close in previous editions. If fortunate to experience a Crown victory, it will come with bittersweet feelings. This year's $5.8 million finals at Toronto's Woodbine Racetrack take place on October 24, the anniversary of a Hill family tragedy. It was a day that changed their lives and thei...
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Museum honored for Roosevelt exhibit

on 10/22/2015 2:00 AM
The Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame was honored on Friday, Oct. 16, with a peer-reviewed Award of Excellence presented by the Greater Hudson Heritage Network. The Greater Hudson Heritage Network's (GHHN) Awards for Excellence program recognizes and commends exceptional efforts among GHHN members. Awards are made to projects which exemplify creativity and professional vision, resulting...
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Breeders Crown finals in new Weekend Preview!

on 10/22/2015 2:00 AM
It all comes down to the Breeders Crown! And it all comes down to reading all the stories about Saturday night's Breeders Crown finals at Woodbine in the free and new HarnessRacing Weekend Preview. If you're not going to Woodbine, find out where you can watch the races on TV. Find out why owner Mark Weaver says Foiled Again is not like John Elway. Read what Brittany Farms' Myron Bell has to say...
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PA Gov. threatens to shut down racing

on 10/22/2015 2:00 AM
In a political maneuver that has sent shockwaves through the horse racing industry, late Thursday afternoon Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf threatened to shut down racing in the state as early as next Friday because of a budget impasse over how to fund the state racing commissions. Both the state harness racing commission and the commission which regulates Thoroughbred racing are in need of...
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Napolitano breaks his own Pocono dash record

on 10/21/2015 2:00 AM
The red-hot George Napolitano Jr. broke his own record for most driving victories in one season at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono when he guided Monopoly Blue Chip to victory in the13th race of the Tuesday night program, his seventh win of the night and more importantly his 348th of the racing season at The Downs, eclipsing his old standard set in 2004. Napolitano started the night with 34...
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Wiggle It Jiggleit racing at Hoosier Friday

on 10/21/2015 2:00 AM
Wiggle It Jiggleit, the No. 1-ranked horse in harness racing, will headline the list of entrants set to go postward during the stakes filled card on Friday, October 23 at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. The Circle City Stakes for the three-year-old competitors will highlight Friday's 13-race card while the Madison County Stakes for the two-year-old competitors will be featured on Saturday, O...
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