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Grand Circuit returns to Hoosier Park Saturday

on 09/25/2015 2:00 AM
Hoosier Park will offer arguably one of the best 14-race cards of the 2015 live racing season to-date on Saturday, September 26. Grand Circuit racing action will make its way to Hoosier Park for the second time this season and with it, bring the top rated horses in North America to Hoosier Park as they convene on the seven-eighths mile oval in search of the lucrative purses offered on the card...
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Spider Man Hanover sets WR in Standardbred

on 09/24/2015 2:00 AM
The Brian Brown training stable captured both $23,100 divisions of Thursday’s Standardbred Stakes for 2-year-old male pacers at his home track, the Delaware County Fairgrounds, with his friendly neighborhood Spider Man Hanover capping the sweep with a world-record 1:51.4 performance. In the first division, Mr Right Hanover led from start to finish, surviving an inquiry for getting rough ...
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French Laundry wins Old Oaken Bucket

on 09/24/2015 2:00 AM
French Laundry cleaned up in Thursday's $126,000 Old Oaken Bucket for 3-year-old male trotters at the Delaware County Fairgrounds, winning by 2 3/4 lengths over Andy Ray in a track-record 1:53.4.   When the starting gate opened, Mesmerized went to the early lead from post five, leaving French Laundry and driver Yannick Gingras in second place around the first turn. Gingras mov...
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Lost For Words, "Wiggle It" win Jug elims

on 09/24/2015 2:00 AM
Lost For Words won the first of two eliminations for the $677,000 Little Brown Jug presented by Fazoli's Thursday afternoon at the Delaware, Ohio Fairgrounds. With David Miller driving, the favorite Lost For Words scored in 1:50.2. There was also no surprise in the second Jug elim as odds-on choice Wiggle It Jiggleit and driver Montrell Teague won a thriller in 1:49.2.   In the...
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Bax Of Life upsets in Miss Versatility final

on 09/24/2015 2:00 AM
Bax Of Life and driver Yannick Gingras made a three-wide move on the final turn and charged past Classic Martine and Rockin With Dewey in the stretch to win Thursday's $100,000 Miss Versatility Series championship for older female trotters in 1:54.2 at the Delaware County Fairgrounds.   Classic Martine, who won the 2014 Miss Versatility championship, finished second as the 4-5 ...
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Abbatiello sweeps NJSS Green Acres

on 09/24/2015 2:00 AM
Eric Abbatiello piloted both winners–Mountain Top and Stayin Strong–in a pair of $7,000 New Jersey Sires Stakes–Green Acres–on Thursday at Freehold Raceway.   Both were contested as non-wagering events prior to the program.   In the 3-year-old trotting colt division, only two went to post and Mountain Top prevailed by three quarters of a length over SS Poseid...
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Liberty Bell 2CPs ring at Harrah's Philadelphia

on 09/24/2015 2:00 AM
There were four divisions of the Liberty Bell series at Harrah's Philadelphia on Thursday afternoon for 2-year-old colt and gelding pacers, each going for a purse of $35,000. In the first division, it was Erv Miller charge McDave (Marcus Miller) with a gate-to-wire score. The son of McArdle set fractions of :27.1, :56.2, and 1:25.3, before sprinting away to win by a wrapped-up two l...
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Wiggle It Jiggleit wins epic Little Brown Jug

on 09/24/2015 2:00 AM
There was no denying Wiggle It Jiggleit.   Seemingly beaten in mid-stretch, Wiggle It Jiggleit and driver Montrell Teague fought back in the final strides to win Thursday's $677,000 Little Brown Jug for 3-year-old male pacers by a nose over Lost For Words in 1:49.3 at the Delaware County Fairgrounds.   The closing moments of the Jug capped an epic duel between the ev...
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Special Jug edition of Weekend Preview now available!

on 09/23/2015 2:00 AM
The special Little Brown Jug HarnessRacing Preview that is now available takes an inside look at Thursday afternoon's 70th renewal of the Little Brown Jug at Delaware, Ohio. The Preview has insights about all of the major Jug contenders from drivers and trainers. Montrell and George Teague Jr. talk about their star Wiggle It Jiggleit and Scott Zeron and Tony Alagna share their thoughts ab...
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Keller, Carr and Connors to Hall of Fame

on 09/23/2015 2:00 AM
It was announced today by the United States Harness Writers Association that Charles Keller III, whose Yankeeland Farm produced Hambletonian winners Muscles Yankee (1998) and Yankee Paco (2000), has been voted into the Harness Racing Hall of Fame. In addition, two veteran publicists, David Carr and Jerry Connors, were also voted as inductees into the Communicators Hall of Fame.   Ke...
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Classical Annie, Speak To Me win Buckette divs

on 09/23/2015 2:00 AM
Classical Annie pulled around a breaking Katniss on the final turn and held off favorite Smexi in deep stretch to win the first of two $54,600 divisions of the Buckette for 3-year-old female trotters in 1:54.1 on Wednesday (Sept. 23) at the Delaware County Fairgrounds.   Katniss went to the front at the start from post one, with E L Love going off stride on the first turn from post ...
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Tipton Teeez overcomes tough trip

on 09/23/2015 2:00 AM
Tipton Teeez raced on the outside the entire mile and still was strong in the stretch, capturing Wednesday’s (Sept. 23) $44,200 Standardbred Stakes for 2-year-old female pacers by three-quarters of a length over Rockin Rum Springa in 1:55.3 at the Delaware County Fairgrounds.   Favorite Miss Me Yet won an early battle for the lead with Hug A Dragoness and when the dust settle...
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Bettor N Better, Sassa Hanover win Jugette elims

on 09/23/2015 2:00 AM
Bettor N Better got the best of the field in the first of two $50,450 eliminations for the Jugette for 3-year-old female pacers, using a first-over move following the halfway point to win in 1:51.1 at the Delaware County Fairgrounds on Wednesday (Sept. 23).  Southwind Roulette was second, followed by Moremercy Bluechip and Wicked Little Minx to advance to the $151,350 final later this ...
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Sassa Hanover wins Jugette; JK She'salady retired

on 09/23/2015 2:00 AM
Sassa Hanover and driver Matt Kakaley went to the lead and never looked back, winning Wednesday’s (Sept. 23) $252,250 Jugette for 3-year-old female pacers by two lengths over stablemate Southwind Roulette in 1:51.1 at the Delaware County Fairgrounds.   Last fall driver Yannick Gingras chose to drive Sassa Hanover over JK She'salady in the Breeders Crown and proclaimed her the best...
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Act Now takes Batavia mare feature in 1:53.3

on 09/23/2015 2:00 AM
What does a mare that raced the likes of Anndrovette, Table Talk, Color’s A Virgin and Rocklamation just two months ago do when she comes to Batavia Downs? Win by four lengths in the $10,000 Open distaff pacing feature on Wednesday night (Sept. 23). The 4-year-old pacing mare Act Now, who just scorched the Open class ladies at Flamboro Downs in 1:53 flat last week, came south of the borde...
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Free Show takes Ontario Gold in 1:55

on 09/22/2015 2:00 AM
Battle of the Belles champion Free Show returned to Grand River Raceway on Monday evening and the two-year-old pacing filly earned a Gold Series trophy with her third winning effort over the Elora oval. After leaving smartly from Post 2 in the first $105,000 Gold division, Free Show and driver Jody Jamieson tucked into the pocket behind fan favorite Good Will Hanover, who reached the openin...
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Taylor Made Stallions buys into Travel Playlist

on 09/22/2015 2:00 AM
Blue Chip Farms, Taylor Made Stallions and Fred W. Hertrich's All American Harnessbreds are proud to announce they have joined the ownership group of undefeated two year-old pacer Travel Playlist. The new owners join original and majority owner Ronald Michelon, represented by bloodstock agent Ernie Martinez who handled the transaction. Trainer Erv Miller will continue to manage the colt's r...
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Creatine, Natural Herbie to represent US in Int'l Trot

on 09/22/2015 2:00 AM
The field has been finalized for Yonkers Raceway’s million-dollar International Trot, setfor Saturday afternoon, Oct. 10th. Creatine and Natural Herbie have been chosen as the United States representatives. Creatine, a 5-year-old son of Andover Hall, has raced abroad this far in 2015 for Johnny and Jimmy Takter. This season, his wins include Hugo Abergs Memorial (Sweden) a...
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Jug Day post time moved to 12:00 noon

on 09/22/2015 2:00 AM
Race officials have pushed back the start of the 19 race Jug Day card on Thursday, September 24 to 12:00 noon. The first elimination of the Little Brown Jug presented by Fazoli’s will go postward at 4:08 PM and the second elimination at 4:31 PM. The top four finishers in the eliminations will come back for the second heat with a 6:13 PM post.
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Mickey Moose, Just Jess win OBC, Standardbred

on 09/22/2015 2:00 AM
Mickey Moose and Kurt Sugg captured the third and final division of the $105,183 (div.) Ohio Breeders Championship for two-year-old trotting colts in Tuesday action at the Delaware County Fairgrounds. As the gates wings folded, Sugg hurried the gelded son of Triumphant Caviar after the early lead and controlled the fractions. Ronnie Wrenn, Jr. sent Fantasy League first up to challenge the...
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