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Driver Don Irvine Jr. gets win number 7,000

on 09/22/2015 2:00 AM
Driver Don Irvine Jr. scored win 7,000 in the fourth race at Northfield Park Tuesday night (Sept. 22) aboard Ridge Park. Ridge Park sat back patiently as Sky Lauxmont (Elliot Deaton) set the early pace.  Sky Lauxmont opened a three-length lead early in the mile and no one made a real move until just past the half-mile marker. Going to the half, Blak Smokn Hot Rod (Kody Massey) c...
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"Bluechip" colts grab the Ontario SS Gold

on 09/22/2015 2:00 AM
Two-year-old pacing colts and geldings sparred in a rich set of OSS Gold Series divisions Tuesday evening at Mohawk Racetrack, and favorites went down to defeat in each of those $105,000 affairs.   Nocturnal Bluechip, who was sent off at 5-2, steamrolled over seven foes to win the first division in a career-best clocking of 1:51. Paul MacDonell had his charge parked and pressing for...
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Filly trotters battle it out in Lady Lincoln Land elims

on 09/21/2015 2:00 AM
State-bred trotting fillies grabbed center stage on Sunday night at Balmoral Park as a field of 10 diagonally gaited youngsters met in a $12,500 Lady Lincoln Land Stake elimination. The top seven finishers will return for next week's $80,000 (est.) final, which is the richest event of the season for these Prairie State youngsters. They will be joined by Shez A Devil Woman, Surviver Di and Awfu...
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CHHA to host Jug prayer breakfast

on 09/21/2015 2:00 AM
You are invited to a free breakfast and prayer service Wednesday, September 23 from 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. in the Backstretch Hospitality Tent across from the Log Cabin on the Delaware County Fairgrounds. Prayers will be included for the safety of everyone, including the horses and other animals, at the fairgrounds. The event is sponsored by the Christian Harness Horsemen’s Association. For ...
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Newborn Sassy wins 5th straight in Liberty Bell

on 09/21/2015 2:00 AM
Two-year-old filly pacers headlined a solid card at Harrah's Philadelphia on Sunday afternoon, in three divisions of the Liberty Bell Series, each going for a purse of $35,000.   CC Racing and Jim King's Newborn Sassy won her fifth straight in the first division. The daughter of Western Ideal maintained pocket position through out much of the race, drafting behind the speed of...
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Morrisville average price climbs by 43%

on 09/21/2015 2:00 AM
With 62 well-bred yearlings, including 58 eligible to the lucrative New York Sire Stakes, up for auction Sunday (Sept. 20) at the annual Morrisville College Yearling Sale at the Nancy Sears Stowell Equine Arena located on the college campus, the average price for a yearling skyrocketed by 43 percent.   A large and enthusiastic crowd gathered well in advance of the 1 p.m. start ...
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Donovan has Band Of Angels in Jugette

on 09/21/2015 2:00 AM
Bill Donovan is looking forward to seeing Band Of Angels compete in Wednesday's (Sept. 23) $252,250 Jugette for 3-year-old female pacers at the Delaware County Fairgrounds in central Ohio, but the longtime owner will watch from afar. "Of course, I'm excited,” Donovan said. "Anytime you have a horse good enough to go into one of the premier races in the sport, you're excited. She's earned her...
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Mach It So upsets in Quillen Memorial

on 09/21/2015 2:00 AM
Bamond Racing's Mach It So ($18.60, Tim Tetrick) sprung an upset in Monday's ninth annual $150,000 Bobby Quillen Memorial at Harrington Raceway with a 1:51.1 triumph.   The 5-year-old Mach Three gelding and Jeff Bamond Jr. trainee settled off a contested early pace which saw pacesetter and three time Quillen champion, venerable pacer Foiled Again park out Bandolito through fractions...
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Mr. Wiggle Pants equals OBC 2CP record

on 09/21/2015 2:00 AM
Mr. Wiggle Pants cruised to a 1 1/4-length victory in the $121,384 (div.) Ohio Breeders Championship for 2-year-old pacers in a stakes record equaling 1:53.2 in Monday action at the Delaware County Fairgrounds.   Driver Kayne Kaufman gunned Mr. Wiggle Pants off the wings and forced the favorite Primo Giovanni (Chris Page) to take the second spot. Montrell Teague sent Trayvon fi...
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Seabiscuit out, Mosaique Face in International Trot

on 09/21/2015 2:00 AM
The second coming of Seabiscuit to Empire City is not to be…at least not this time around, anyway.   The standout Finnish trotter, who shares a name with the legendary American Thoroughbred, had accepted an invitation to compete in Yonkers Raceway's million-dollar International Trot, set for Saturday afternoon, Oct. 10.   However, according to race secretary Steve Star...
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Monte Cristo Spur wins Meadows featured trot

on 09/21/2015 2:00 AM
Monte Cristo Spur collected his third win in the last four starts—a 10-1 upset, no less—when he roared through the lane and captured Monday's $18,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows.   With Major Athens fronting the field through a swift 1:23.4 three-quarters, trainer-driver Dick Stillings was content to keep Monte Cristo Spur in fourth along the...
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Daylon Miracle trots 1:50.3; racing round-up

on 09/20/2015 2:00 AM
Driver Simon Allard, coming off a five-win night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono Friday, did even better on Saturday evening, with eight visits to Victory Lane, including one after guiding trotting mare Daylon Miracle to victory in the $30,000 Open handicap trot in 1:50.3 -- the fastest time ever by a female trotter on a five-eighths mile track in North America.   Allard, behind ...
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Post time 3 pm Monday; noon on Jugette Day

on 09/20/2015 2:00 AM
A total of 14 races, including six divisions of the Ohio Breeders Championships, will go postward on Monday, Sept. 21, at the Delaware County Fair at a special post time of 3 p.m. A total of 28 freshmen colt pacers will line up in the $121,384 (div.) OBC.   Delaware County Fair race officials have moved the post time for Jugette Day (Wednesday, September 23) back to 12:00 noon. ...
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Hannah Miller heads to Spain to drive

on 09/20/2015 2:00 AM
Far and away the biggest thing that has happened to amateur racing this season, can be said in just two words…Hannah Miller. The 24 year old daughter of top trainer Erv Miller has taken amateur racing by storm..no by a hurricane. The 24 year old miss notched her second driving double on a betting card this year when she reined two winners in amateur events at Freehold Raceway on Saturday,...
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Average skyrockets, $78,000 price at Canadian sale

on 09/20/2015 2:00 AM
The 2015 Canadian Yearling Sale posted a solid 69.4 percent increase in its average sale price over last year's sale. The sale toppers came from the Northfields Farm consignment, with three Northern yearlings fetching bids of $70,000 or more. Leading the way was pacer Northern Titan, a son of Mach Three from the millionaire Southwind Madonna. Aaron Waxman, acting as agent, paid $78,000...
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Miss Me Yet wins Ohio stake for Teagues

on 09/20/2015 2:00 AM
Team Teague got off to a good start in Delaware, Ohio, in what could be a very memorable year. Montrell Teague guided George Teague, Jr.'s Miss Me Yet to a 6 ¾ length victory in the $107,433 (div.) Ohio Breeders Championship for two-year-old filly pacers in a stakes record 1:55.   The Teagues will send out the favorite, Wiggle It Jiggleit in Thursday's Little Brown Jug presented by...
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Wrenn wins 9, now just 12 behind Merriman

on 09/19/2015 2:00 AM
Ronnie Wrenn Jr. had a monster night on Friday at Northfield Park by posting nine wins on the 15-race program. Wrenn's triumphs were with Lady Sand Terror ($3.40) in race one, Ultimate Winner ($3.40) in race two, Stonebridge Damsel ($2.60) in race three, Princess Baby Ella ($2.60) in race four, Cypress Hill Rose ($12.00) in race six, Bonnie's Beach ($2.80) in race seven, CG Satin ($5.00) in...
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Brett Miller wins 7,000th; LB 3CT splits held

on 09/19/2015 2:00 AM
Driver Brett Miller scored the 7,000th win of his career on Friday afternoon at Harrah's Philadelphia, with the 14-race card also highlighted by three $35,000 divisions of the Liberty Bell for 3-year-old male trotters.   Miller, who turned 42 on Aug. 19, notched his milestone win with Spell To Cast in Race 8. A 5-year-old daughter of American Ideal, Spell To Cast was parked the entire mil...
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Artspeak post 1; Wiggle It Jiggleit post 5 in Jug

on 09/19/2015 2:00 AM
Wiggle It Jiggleit, the No. 1-ranked horse in harness racing's weekly top 10 poll, leads a field of 15 horses entered in Thursday's 70th Little Brown Jug for 3-year-old male pacers at the Delaware County Fairgrounds in central Ohio. The event, presented by Fazoli's, carries a record total purse of $677,000.   The draw for the Little Brown Jug was conducted Saturday at the ...
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In The Arsenal skips Jug, headed to Lexington

on 09/19/2015 2:00 AM
In The Arsenal, the runner-up in last year's Breeders Crown and the winner of the Art Rooney Pace over the half-mile oval at Yonkers Raceway earlier this year, is sitting out the Little Brown Jug.   Kelvin Harrison, who trains In The Arsenal, said the colt has been battling illness the last few weeks.   "We're all disappointed we're not going to the Jug because he's ...
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