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Sebastian K retired, will stand in North America

on 07/17/2015 2:00 AM
Knutsson Trotting has issued a press release announcing that its world champion Sebastian K has been retired from racing due to a suspensory injury. "Two independent ultrasounds unfortunately confirm the damage high on the left back, just below the hock.Typically, recovery time is six to nine months, but given that Sebastian K. is now 9 years old, the owners have decided to end his racing caree...
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Maryland Stdb. Fund races at Ocean Downs

on 07/17/2015 2:00 AM
The enthusiastic crowd was treated to a great night of races Thursday at Ocean Downs featuring eight Maryland Standardbred Fund stakes.   The first division of the 3-year-old filly trot saw Silence Is Bliss (CR Commando) with Allan Davis in the bike stop the timer in 1:58.4 for owners Charles Wimbrow and James Lunn. Robert White trains and Winbak Farm is the breeder.  ...
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Fun, fun, fun on Meadowlands Pace night

on 07/17/2015 2:00 AM
The "Greatest Party in Harness Racing" is at the Meadowlands on Saturday night as the continent's best sophomore pacing colts contest The $706,000 Crawford Farms Meadowlands Pace.   The track's signature race will be supported by an All-Star card worth over $2.5 million in purses. The races include; the $443,300 Hambletonian Maturity for 4-year-old trotters, the $430,600 William R. Haught...
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Sandbetweenurtoes favored in Golden Girls

on 07/17/2015 2:00 AM
A year ago, Sandbetweenurtoes won her first eight races of the season before seeing her campaign derailed by illness. She has returned this year to win two of five starts and is the favorite in Saturday's $213,450 Golden Girls for older female pacers at Meadowlands Racetrack.   The Golden Girls is part of a stakes-filled night at the Big M. The card also includes the $706,000 Meadowlands ...
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Hambletonian Maturity richest race for 4YOs

on 07/17/2015 2:00 AM
The second edition of the modern day Hambletonian Maturity is the richest restricted race for 4-year-olds, with a purse of $443,300. The inaugural Maturity drew a field of 14 including the defending Hambletonian champion Royalty For Life and the Oaks winner Bee A Magician. The Maturity is raced over 1-1/8 miles. The six-horse field, in post order, is Father Patrick, Shake It Cerry, Resolve, Gur...
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Gingras wins 2 NJSS finals at Meadowlands

on 07/17/2015 2:00 AM
Driver Yannick Gingras scored two victories, including a stakes record with Southwind Frank, in a quartet of New Jersey Sire Stakes Finals for two-year-olds on Friday (July 17) at the Meadowlands.   Boston Red Rocks, sent off as the 1-5 favorite, controlled the pace but in the end he had to fight off two challengers and one of them, Ideal Rocky, got by him in the final strides to win the ...
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Cinamony prevails in Yonkers mare feature

on 07/17/2015 2:00 AM
It was assigned as a two-horse race, wagered as a two-horse race, and contested as a two-horse race. Favored Cinamony (George Brennan $4.20) was able to the get the jump on rival Krispy Apple (Jason Bartlett) Friday night and that proved enough. The formful miss went the distance, winning Yonkers Raceway's featured $48,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace.   Cinamony, starting from...
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2 Chip Noble-bred 3YOs win OSS at Northfield

on 07/17/2015 2:00 AM
Four $40,000 Ohio Sires Stakes (OSS) divisions were contested at Northfield Park on Friday night, July 17; two for trotters and a pair for laterally-gaited pacers. This was the third contest of the four leg OSS series for 3-year-old Buckeye-bred Standardbred colts and geldings.   Driver Chris Page steered both winners of the divisions for diagonally-gaited equines—winning the first divi...
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SBSW sires 3 of 5 PASS 2CP winners at Pocono

on 07/16/2015 2:00 AM
Somebeachsomewhere, newly-installed into the Living Harness Horse Hall of Fame, sired three of the five winners in the $268,940 first round of the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes for 2-year-old pacing colts Wednesday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono.   The trio of winners by the great horse included two Ron Burke trainees: Check Six (out of Southwind Vanna), who quarter-moved to th...
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George Napolitano Jr. drives 7,000th winner

on 07/16/2015 2:00 AM
Driver George Napolitano Jr. picked up his 7,000th career win on Wednesday afternoon (July 15) at Harrah's Philadelphia. The meet's leading driver captured the milestone in race two, driving 7-year-old gelding Shark Ingested to victory from post one. Napolitano Jr. has over 140 victories for the meet thus far, leading his closest competitor Corey Callahan by more than 30 wins. He has over $1.3...
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Triple millionaires square off Friday at Big M

on 07/16/2015 2:00 AM
Before attention turns to Saturday's Crawford Farms Meadowlands Pace card, racing fans would be wise to focus on Friday night's all-star showdown between 2013 Horse of the Year Bee A Magician and 2012 Hambletonian champion Market Share. The pair faces off in the $26,000 Open Trot that shares the spotlight with four $100,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes Finals on Friday's 13-race card.   B...
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Katz hopes to wave Canada's flag in M Pace

on 07/16/2015 2:00 AM
Owner Marvin Katz of Toronto said no one should count out his star colt Artspeak on Saturday night in the Meadowlands Pace, one of harness racing's classic races.   "He's a superb horse. He's nearly at $1 million already in earnings. He started the year off spectacularly,” Katz said Wednesday of the colt driven by Scott Zeron.   Artspeak, the fourth betting ch...
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Doo Wop takes on older horses in Haughton

on 07/16/2015 2:00 AM
After winning the Graduate Series for 4-year-old pacers, Doo Wop Hanover will try to move to the head of the class in Saturday's $430,600 William R. Haughton Memorial at Meadowlands Racetrack. Doo Wop Hanover goes to the Haughton – where there is no restriction on age – with a four-race win streak after sweeping three preliminary divisions and the final of the Graduate. He has won six o...
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Pinkman, Mission Brief tuning up for Hambo Day

on 07/16/2015 2:00 AM
Pinkman and Mission Brief, last season's divisional champions, headline the 3-year-old trotting stakes Saturday night at Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment. With the $1 million Hambletonian on Aug. 8 looming large on everyone's calendar, the two divisions of the Stanley Dancer and the $187,000 Delvin Miller for fillies offer the final chances for meaningful tune-ups over the track. T...
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Meadowlands Pace preview in Weekend Preview

on 07/16/2015 2:00 AM
Saturday night's card at the Meadowlands features the Crawford Farms Meadowlands Pace as well as several other major stakes, and the new and free HarnesssRacing Weekend Preview has all the stories. Also included is Weekend Preview's Gordon Waterstone report on the recent USTA Industry Summit, where he had a prime seat, and Nancy Johansson gave Gordon an update on her 2014 Horse of the Year, JK S...
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Hoosier drivers in race for islands

on 07/16/2015 2:00 AM
Continuing upon the successes of the inaugural edition in 2014, Hoosier Park Racing & Casino is excited to announce the second annual Champion Driver Series for the 2015 harness racing season. The 2015 Champion Driver Series will pit the top-ten drivers at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino against one another in a five-race challenge not once, but twice, throughout the season with the champio...
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National Seelster fastest in NYSS splits

on 07/16/2015 2:00 AM
National Seelster (Andy Miller, $13.20) ripped out of the pocket and ripped past a prohibitive favorite Thursday night, throwing down the gauntlet with the fastest of three efforts during Yonkers Raceway’s $168,375 New York Sire Stakes Hugh Grant Pace  Leaving alertly from post position No. 6 in the first, $56.125 event for 3-year-old pacing colts/geldings, National Seelster made the fir...
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Griffon Hanover's 1:54 fastest in Stallion Series

on 07/15/2015 2:00 AM
There were eight divisions of the $160,000 first leg Pennsylvania Stallion Series event Tuesday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, and -- with one small exception -- they saved the best for last. The Dragon Again-Guthrie Hanover baby Griffon Hanover worked hard for the early lead, saw two brush by him in the second quarter, then got a clear shot in the famed Pocono Pike and rallied f...
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Tattersalls catalog available for download

on 07/15/2015 2:00 AM
Owners and trainers looking to buy racehorses have a great opportunity coming soon, as Tattersalls will conduct another "all racehorse” sale at the Meadowlands on Sunday, Aug. 2. The Meadowlands Summer Mixed Sale gets underway at noon that day, with more than 130 racehorses selling that include a big section of three year olds--57 in all.   The main sale catalog and past performan...
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Bob Johnson has 3-win night at Running Aces

on 07/15/2015 2:00 AM
Trainer Bob Johnson and driver Lemoyne ‘Mooney' Svendsen teamed for a trainer-driver triple on the Tuesday program at Running Aces.   Johnson's own Frank's Best took full advantage of his first drop from the open class to capture a top condition trot for his first Minnesota win in six tries. It was the 35th career win for the eight-year-old who topped Margin Call (Rick Magee) and ...
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