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Twelve filly pacers in 45th Jugette

on 09/18/2015 2:00 AM
The 45th edition of the Jugette saw entries for 12 sophomore filly pacers forcing race officials to divide the field into two $50,450 eliminations on Wednesday, Sept. 23, with the top four finishers advancing to the $151,350 second heat.   Due to a clerical error, the race officials at the Delaware, Ohio fairgrounds were forced to conduct a redraw.   The second elimination fea...
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Cree breaks maiden in NJSS Green Acres

on 09/18/2015 2:00 AM
Cree collected her first career victory in the $7,000 first leg of the New Jersey Sire Stakes–Green Acres for 2-year-old trotting fillies on Friday at Freehold Raceway.   Trainer Trond Smedshammer drove the daughter of Muscle Hill–Firstclassprincess to a three-quarter length victory over Southwind Hope (Muscle Hill), who captured the opening leg of the Green Acres division....
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Mattamerican upsets in Meadows feature

on 09/18/2015 2:00 AM
Dismissed at 12-1, Mattamerican followed the live cover of the favorite, Cammikey, then brushed through the lane to score the upset victory in Friday's $15,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life Pace at The Meadows.   The race was set up for closers when Sam Hill was forced to a wicked :25.4 opening panel while battling for the lead. Cammikey led the outside flow, providing escort service fo...
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Serious George, Spreester win NY track features

on 09/18/2015 2:00 AM
Serious George ($10.80) took full advantage of a favorable draw and a perfect trip to narrowly capture the $10,000 Open trot feature at Batavia Downs on Friday night.   Starting from the pylons, Serious George (Jack Flanigen) immediately yielded the front to post time favorite Lutetium (Kevin Cummings) in lieu of a garden spot journey. With two marginal players making breaks before ...
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Krispy Apple sets new Yonkers track record

on 09/18/2015 2:00 AM
Odds-on fave Krispy Apple (Jason Bartlett, $2.90) couldn't possibly have had it any easier Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's $48,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace.   An assigned eight hole isn't quite as difficult when none of the other seven inside of you leave. So, the millionairess made ‘em pay, making a simple lead before coming out of the first turn and strolling t...
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Dayson remains undefeated in NYSS

on 09/18/2015 2:00 AM
After rating a soft 1:00 middle half, Dayson ($3.10) kicked clear at will in upper stretch, keeping a career-long winning streak alive in Friday evening's New York Sires Stakes races at Vernon Downs.   Twelve 2-year-old trotters, split into two equal divisions of six, vied for $107,000 in combined purses in the evening's co-featured events. Dayson, sent off the odds-on favorite in th...
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Track records continue to fall at Hollywood Dayton

on 09/18/2015 2:00 AM
It is less than a week into the second season at Hollywood Dayton Raceway and already five track records have fallen with more sure to come. Track superintendent Bill Mt. Pleasant and his crew have the five-eighths mile oval in tip-top condition and fast miles have resulted throughout the first four nights of Year Two at harness racing's newest venue.   Native Dream clocked the fast...
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Homicide Hunter looks for 13th straight in INSS

on 09/18/2015 2:00 AM
Several of Indiana's finest trotters and pacers will be on display Saturday at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino for Hoosier Champions Night, the fifth and final round of the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes finals. The Hoosier State will showcase its best 2 -and 3-year-old competitors and by the time the dust settles, eight new Indiana Sires Stakes champions will be crowned; two of whom alrea...
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Hoosier Classic catalogs now available

on 09/17/2015 2:00 AM
Sale catalogs are now available for the Hoosier Classic Select Yearling Sale in Indianapolis. Conducted by the Hoosier Classic Sale Company of Indiana, the two day event will be held Friday, Oct. 23, and Saturday, Oct. 24, at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.   The 382 Indiana-sired yearlings cataloged represent all of the state's major farms. A very strong selection of Indiana's ...
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Always B Miki, JK She'salady win qualifiers

on 09/17/2015 2:00 AM
JK She'salady, the 2014 Horse of the Year, and Always B Miki, the runner-up in last year's Meadowlands Pace, won qualifiers at Pocono on Thursday morning. JK She'salady won her race in 1:53.3 while Always B Miki was an effortless 1:50.1 winner.   JK She'salady was making her first start behind the gate since finishing fifth in an elimination for the James Lynch Memorial at Pocono on...
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Prospective owner event in Lexington Oct. 3-4

on 09/17/2015 2:00 AM
The USTA has teamed up with representatives from Preferred Equine Management, the Standardbred Horse Sales Co., Plainridge Park Casino and the Harness Horsemen's Association of New England to host a series of events for prospective racehorse owners in conjunction with the Lexington Selected Sale, Harrisburg Mixed Sale and at Plainridge Park.   The Lexington event will include a ‘N...
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Field set for Monday's Quillen Memorial

on 09/17/2015 2:00 AM
Some of harness racing's top older pacers will descend on the hub of Delaware Monday, Sept. 21, for the ninth annual $150,000 Bobby Quillen Memorial Invitational at Harrington Raceway.   Carded as the 8th race on a 13-race program, eight pacers with combined lifetime earnings of nearly $13 million will duke it out in a showdown of some of the sport's elite older pacing ranks, i...
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Burke talks about "Frank," Mission Brief

on 09/17/2015 2:00 AM
Ron Burke says he was all wrong about Southwind Frank. But with the way the horse has raced, the trainer is feeling alright.   Southwind Frank is the 2-5 morning line favorite in Saturday's C$373,000 William Wellwood Memorial for 2-year-old male trotters at Mohawk Racetrack. The colt has won seven of eight career races -- all stakes events -- and enters Saturday with a six-race win ...
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Brad Hanners funeral services Friday in Ohio

on 09/17/2015 2:00 AM
Veteran Ohio-based horseman Bradley "Brad” Hanners died Tuesday morning, Sept. 15, at The Ohio State University's James Cancer Hospital. He was 43. Mr. Hanners was diagnosed in July with renal cell carcinoma, a type of kidney cancer. He was preparing for treatment at the Cancer Hospital when he died. A fundraiser to help Mr. Hanners had just been held three days prior to his death at Scio...
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Crescent Fashion wins Charles Smith Trot

on 09/17/2015 2:00 AM
An Ake Svanstedt trainee won the $50,500 Charles I. Smith Trot for three-year-olds, but it was not 2-5 favorite Southwind Mozart, who finished second, but rather 2-1 Crescent Fashion, who scored a length and three-quarters victory in the featured third race on Thursday, Sept. 17, at Freehold Raceway. The Smith and the Dancer are both restricted to New Jersey-sired trotters and are sponsor...
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Red Mile Historic Racing, Mohawk in Preview!

on 09/17/2015 2:00 AM
The Red Mile on Thursday officially opened its new gaming parlor with 902 Historical Racing machines, which are similar to slot machines but pay out on a pari-mutuel system. Weekend Preview's Kathy Parker and Gordon Waterstone attending the ribbon-cutting ceremony, and Kathy gives her take on the ceremonies in the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview. Not to be left out, Gordon took a qu...
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Open Space Day at Freehold Saturday

on 09/17/2015 2:00 AM
Saturday is Open Space Pace Day at Freehold Raceway, but the racing highlight of the card is actually a trot -- a $20,000 preferred trot -- with nine going to post for a mile and a half race. That is three times around the half-mile track, and the first mile and a half race in the modern era of Freehold Raceway, or as long as anyone can remember. The traditional distance for most harness races...
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Joe Larry N Curly sets Stga record in NYSS

on 09/17/2015 2:00 AM
Joe Larry N Curly (Roll With Joe-Life's Image) broke the track record for 2-year-old pacers on Thursday (Sept. 17) at Saratoga Casino and Raceway. The Mark Harder-trained freshman colt was the public's overwhelming betting favorite in a $73,712 New York Sire Stakes race on a beautiful afternoon in the Spa City.   Jim Morrill Jr. piloted the 2-year-old pacing star and moved him to th...
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Kindergarten divisions in spotlight at Red Mile

on 09/17/2015 2:00 AM
The Kindergarten Trotting series continued on Thursday evening at The Red Mile. The colt divisions began the evening with Maven's Way scoring a $37.20 upset for young Oskar Florhed, taking a nice record of 1:55.3 in the process. The son of Muscle Hill from Doris Deo sat close up early, then wore down Dominion Beach in the shadow of the wire for the win.   Maven's Way is tr...
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Fountain Pen inks sixth straight win at Northfield

on 09/16/2015 2:00 AM
Fountain Pen paced home for her sixth straight win Tuesday in Northfield Park's 13th race. The 3-year-old filly is owned by Winbak Farm of Chesapeake City, Md., and trained by Don Pfister. Kurt Sugg was aboard for the winning drive.   Fountain Pen started from post four and made every pole a winning one through fractional times of :28.1, :57.3, 1:26.2 and 1:55. She never e...
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