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Ohio Sires Stakes share Northfield spotlight

on 08/13/2015 2:00 AM
Four $40,000 divisions of sophomore fillies wage war in Ohio Sires Stakes (OSS) contests at Northfield Park Friday night. The events for trotting and pacing Buckeye-breds are part of the undercard alongside the featured $405,000 Carl Milstein Memorial.   In the first of two trotting divisions (Race 2), Like Old Times hails from post five for trainer Don McKirgan. Bred and owned by K...
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Big races on Friday; get new Weekend Preview

on 08/13/2015 2:00 AM
The biggest races of the weekend are all on Friday night as Hoosier Park plays host to the Dan Patch Invitational and Northfield Park showcases 3-year-old pacing colts in the Carl Milstein Memorial. Gordon Waterstone checked in with George Teague Jr. to see how Wiggle It Jiggleit was following the speed battle he got into in last weekend's Cane Pace, and has George's update. By the way, the Da...
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Phil Hudon drives 4,000th winner

on 08/13/2015 2:00 AM
Driver Phil Hudon reached the 4,000 win plateau Thursday night at Mohawk Racetrack. Hudon, who came into racing action Thursday just win one shy of the milestone, guided pacer New York Nightmare to victory in the evening's third race to record his 4,000th win.   A resident of Guelph, Ont., Hudon, 40, has been a regular on the Woodbine Entertainment circuit for more than 15...
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WISH-TV of Indianapolis to broadcast Dan Patch

on 08/13/2015 2:00 AM
WISH-TV's partnership with Centaur Gaming will continue with a special broadcast of the 22nd edition of the $300,000 Dan Patch Stakes, a race featuring the best in the sport of harness racing at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday, Aug. 14, during the 10 p.m. news hour. The WISH TV broadcasting partnership kicked off on Saturday, July 18, with coverage of the Indiana Oaks and Indiana De...
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Indiana's Airman Batten ready for Friday

on 08/13/2015 2:00 AM
It was typical Thursday evening at Hoosier Park with a series of Indiana Sires Stakes eliminations, but the crowd, horsemen and employees alike awaited the 11th race with bated breath for there was a particular black colt they had waited for nearly 10 months to see. He had not been in Anderson since his second place finish in the $220,000 Indiana Sire Stakes final for his age, sex and gender l...
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2YO Deep Impact takes Mohawk series leg

on 08/13/2015 2:00 AM
After coming up a half-length short in leg one, Deep Impact wasn't messing around Thursday evening at Mohawk Racetrack in round two of the Define The World series.   A field of seven rookie trotters contested the $12,000 second leg of the three-week series event. The Brad Maxwell trainees Bucketlist Hanover and Deep Impact finished first and second, respectively, in the first leg an...
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Red Hot Herbie takes third Open at Saratoga

on 08/12/2015 2:00 AM
Red Hot Herbie (Here Comes Herbie) recorded his third Open Trot victory of the season at Saratoga Casino and Raceway on Tuesday night.   The Rene Allard-trained five year old made a rare early move in the $18,000 feature and landed on the lead for driver Billy Dobson. Red Hot Herbie, who won the Yonkers Open two starts back, came into Tuesday's tilt having hit the board in 10 of his...
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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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