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Broadway Donna holds on to stay undefeated

on 09/30/2015 2:00 AM
The opening night of the Grand Circuit meeting at The Red Mile began with two divisions of the $259,000 Bluegrass Stakes for 2-year-old filly trotters on Wednesday night, Sept. 30.   Broadway Donna escaped defeat in a stretch-drive duel against Ultimate Shopper, winning the opening division by a nose in 1:59. The 1-9 favorite controlled the pace for a majority of the mile, circling ...
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Mr. Wiggles back at Sugar Valley Farm

on 09/30/2015 2:00 AM
Mr Wiggles, sire of Little Brown Jug and world champion Wiggle It Jigglit, is returning to Sugar Valley Farm in Delaware, Ohio for the 2016 breeding season.   Mr Wiggles' first foals are three-year-olds this year, led by Wiggle It Jiggleit p, 1:47.4 ($1,776,020). His second crop includes Ohio Breeder's Champion Mr Wiggle Pants p, 1:53.2h ($90,993) and Ohsowigglesspecial p, 1:57h ($2...
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2PF Newborn Sassy wins sixth straight

on 09/30/2015 2:00 AM
Newborn Sassy extended her winning streak to six with an effortless victory in Wednesday's $93,800 Keystone Classic at The Meadows. Cut And Paste captured the other division of the event for freshman filly pacers, giving Tim Tetrick a stake sweep.   Although Newborn Sassy began her career with a pair of losses, Tetrick was aboard for her debut and was impressed.   "She's ...
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LA Delight wins 10th straight in Ont. Sires Stakes

on 09/29/2015 2:00 AM
Mohawk Racetrack hosted an Ontario Sires Stakes double header on Monday night as the 3-year-old trotting colt and 2-year-old pacing filly Gold Series competitors wrapped up their regular season over the Campbellville oval. Last year's 2-year-old trotting colt champion Dont Rush had captured one Grassroots and two Gold Series trophies heading into Monday's contest and the Infinitif son capt...
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Shake It Cerry among Dayton Derby field

on 09/29/2015 2:00 AM
Fields have been drawn for the $135,750 Dayton Trotting Derby and $138,500 Dayton Pacing Derby on Friday night (October 2) at Hollywood Dayton Raceway. The second annual editions of the pair of Grand Circuit stakes have attracted some of the best older horses in North America, as well as several nationally acclaimed drivers.   Shake It Cerry, fresh off an impressive 1:53.3 qualifier at Th...
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Bluegrass for 2YO fillies, colts top Friday

on 09/29/2015 2:00 AM
A trio of divisions were carded for the $292,200 Bluegrass 2-year-old colt pace and the $243,000 Bluegrass 2-year-old filly pace, set to go on Friday, Oct. 2, at The Red Mile.   The opening split of the Bluegrass filly pace kicks off the Grand Circuit program, with seven fillies set to line up on the gate. Pennsylvania Sires Stakes final runner-up Call Me Queen Be headlines the event off ...
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Hawthorne awarded all 2016 harness dates in IL

on 09/29/2015 2:00 AM
According to the Illinois Harness Horsemen's Association (IHHA) website, on Tuesday the Illinois Racing Board (IRB) awarded all of the live harness dates in Illinois for 2016 to Hawthorne Race Course. No dates were awarded to Balmoral Park or Maywood Park, which both have been operating under bankruptcy because of a $78 million civil court judgment against an owner of the track.   H...
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Trotters tussle In Ontario SS Gold divisions

on 09/29/2015 2:00 AM
Trotting stars were in the spotlight Tuesday evening at Mohawk Racetrack, as the Campbellville oval hosted five OSS Gold Series divisions for the square gaiters. Tony Soprano was a dominant winner in his $70,000 Gold Series assignment for two-year-old trotting colts and geldings. John Campbell hustled the Bob McIntosh pupil to the lead from Post 1 and they never looked back. After ch...
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He's Watching to stand at stud at Tara Hills

on 09/28/2015 2:00 AM
Tara Hills Stud Farm and Muscara Racing Trust has announced that multiple world champion He's Watching p, 3, 1:46.4 ($1,129,215) will stand stud at Tara Hills' Port Perry, Ont., farm starting in 2016.   He's Watching electrified the harness racing industry during his two-year-old season as he went undefeated in eight starts, all New York Sire Stakes, set five track records and two w...
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Bluegrass action: 2 divisions for fillies; four for colts

on 09/28/2015 2:00 AM
Undefeated in eight starts this season, Jim Doherty Memorial-winner Broadway Donna tops the 16 freshmen filly trotters divided into two divisions of the $259,000 Bluegrass Stakes, scheduled for the eight-race card on Wednesday, Sept. 30, at The Red Mile. The freshman colt and gelding trotters compete on Thursday night.   The two-week Grand Circuit meet at The Red Mile begins on Wedn...
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Unique sculpture to be auctioned off Oct. 6

on 09/28/2015 2:00 AM
Bidders at the upcoming Lexington Selected Yearling Sale will have the opportunity to bid on one horse who will neither pace nor trot. An unusual horse sculpture, fashioned by a Danville, Ky., artist from nearly 1,000 repurposed scrap metal parts, will be auctioned on Tuesday, Oct. 6, at Fasig-Tipton Sales Pavilion in Lexington, Ky., to benefit the Harness Horse Youth Foundation. The...
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Papa Ray takes Harrington feature in 1:53.1

on 09/28/2015 2:00 AM
Legacy Racing of Delaware and Reggie Hazzard's Papa Ray ($3.80, Allan Davis) just lasted in his narrow win in 1:53.1 in the featured $12,500 Open II Monday at Harrington Raceway.    The Wayne Givens-trainee held off a late charge by Don't Ya Know for the victory. Leyden was third. Papa Ray, a 6-year-old Village Jolt stallion, recorded his second straight win and fifth triumph o...
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Hot Type overcomes 6 1/2-deficit to win

on 09/28/2015 2:00 AM
Hot Type spotted Tamarind 6-1/2 lengths, then wore him down in the lane to capture Monday's $18,000 winners over $10,000 life/Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows.   Hot Type was sitting fourth when Mike Wilder sent him first over after Tamarind. The 4-year-old Chocolatier-Lithograph gelding closed in relentlessly despite the sloppy going and defeated Tamarind by 1/2 length in 1:5...
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Darling-Ron Waples team up with Devils Advocate

on 09/28/2015 2:00 AM
Adding trotting hopples to Devils Advocate's equipment bag paid immediate dividends for trainer Jack Darling and driver Ron Waples as the filly rocketed around Flamboro Downs to a track and Ontario Sires Stakes record during the Dundas oval's OSS Celebration on Sunday. In spite of a recall that delayed the start of the first $105,000 Gold division, Devils Advocate kept her mind on her job a...
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More Than Likely upsets in Lady Lincoln Land

on 09/28/2015 2:00 AM
The richest event of the season for Illinois conceived and foaled 2-year-old trotting fillies put a familiar face back in the winner's circle as veteran conditioner Roger Welch sent out his sixth career winner of the $80,400 Lady Lincoln Land Stake on Sunday at Balmoral Park when the Lynn Wilfong-owned More Than Likely rallied in the final strides to win by a half-length in a career-best ...
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Travel Playlist among NY 2YO champions

on 09/27/2015 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway Saturday night hosted New York Night of Champions (Part II), featuring four, $225,000 sire stakes finals for 2-year-olds. The NYSS events were each again sponsored by a prominent Empire breeding farm.   Allerage Farm Colt/Gelding Trot -- After a perfect (7-for-7) summer, 3-10 favorite Dayson (Jeff Gregory) "chose” the fall to have his first fall. He jumped it off l...
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Sutton, Tharps each bag five at Dayton

on 09/26/2015 2:00 AM
Drivers Josh Sutton and Randy Tharps each got "one for the thumb" late on the Saturday night (September 26) program at Hollywood Dayton Raceway, scoring five victories apiece. Based on Sutton's pari-mutuel payoffs, the defending driving champion's hot evening wasn't all that unexpected. Patrons who bet $2 on each of Sutton's five winners profited by $15; while Tharps' $2 backers reaped a $66 p...
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Bee A Magician scores Centaur Trotting Classic

on 09/26/2015 2:00 AM
Bee A Magician made Hoosier Park history as she became the first mare to ever win the $210,000 Centaur Trotting Classic at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Saturday, September 26. With David Miller in the bike, Bee A Magician dominated a field of nine male counterparts to win by a length in 1:53. The World Champion mare was able to overcome a long, first over trip to score her second consec...
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Rocknroll Hanover trio take Futurity, Babic finals

on 09/26/2015 2:00 AM
It was a sweep by offspring of the late, great Rocknroll Hanover in a trio of stakes for New Jersey-sired pacers on Saturday, September 26, 2015 at Freehold Raceway.   Rock N’ Roll World captured the New Jersey Futurity while Babic Finals went to Ideal Rocky and On Topof the Rock.   In a battle to the wire between a pair of Mark Silva trainees, Rock N’ Roll World [Roc...
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Venus Delight powers to Milton Stakes victory

on 09/26/2015 2:00 AM
Venus Delight and driver James MacDonald surged to the lead in deep stretch to capture the $300,000 Milton Stakes Saturday night September 26 at Mohawk Racetrack.   A five-year-old daughter of Bettors Delight, Venus Delight captured her Milton Stakes elimination last week and started from post three in Saturday’s rich event for older pacing mares.   The Jeff Bamond Jr. ...
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