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You can enter the new Stable Stars contest

on 10/23/2014 2:00 AM
Looking for a fun-filled way to take part in the upcoming Harrisburg sale? Standardbred Horse Sales Company invites you to enter its new, "Stable Stars” contest. You will have a chance at winning prizes and eternal bragging rights of being the first-ever winner! From now through 12 noon on Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014, you can enter your guess on the final hammer price of 10 designated yearlings ...
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Angels Ransom pays off in NJSS Green Acres

on 10/23/2014 2:00 AM
Angels Ransom, the runner-up in his last three starts, got up at the wire for a neck victory in the $7,000 third leg of the New Jersey Sires Stakes–Green Acres for 3-year-old trotting colts and geldings on Thursday afternoon at Freehold Raceway.   Angels Ransom, a gelded son of Revenue, trotted the mile in 1:59.1 on a track rated "good." He edged out a pair of Chocolatier off...
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New Weekend Preview now available!

on 10/23/2014 2:00 AM
Friday night at Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway and Hoosier Park. Saturday night at Woodbine and Yonkers. There is lots of major stakes action this weekend and the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview brings you front and center to everything going on. Whether it's the brand-new Dayton Trotting Derby and Dayton Pacing Derby, or the Circle City events, we've got the full story. We also ...
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David Miller looks at Yonkers drives

on 10/23/2014 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway's stakes-stuffed Saturday night program has all the required-by-law ingredients.   There's the more than $1.5 million in purses for the five features, a $20,000 guaranteed all-stakes-race Pick 5 pool…and the obligatory free t-shirt (while supplies last).   First post for the baker's-dozen buffet is 7:10 p.m., and a gentleman who figures to have say in the so...
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Allan Davis, Wayne Givens take Harrington titles

on 10/23/2014 2:00 AM
Harrington Raceway's 68th season of live harness racing came to an end Thursday evening.   Four-time leading driver Ross Wolfenden capped the meet-ender with four driving wins, but it was not enough to catch Allan Davis, who won his first career title with 157 wins at the meet, while Wolfenden was second with 150. Victor Kirby (127) finished third.   The 38-year-old Davis...
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Remember Me VK sets Harrington 2CP record

on 10/22/2014 2:00 AM
One of the most competitive groups in recent history competed in the $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) final for 2-year-old pacing colts Tuesday at Harrington Raceway.   In a highly touted group that featured six different elimination winners, Ronald Benton and Sharon Wyatt's Remember Me VK ($9.40, Montrell Teague) prevailed in track record fashion with a 1:52.3 tr...
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Andy Miller wins at Yonkers on Tuesday

on 10/22/2014 2:00 AM
Andy Miller was back driving in his first pari-mutuel races since an April accident on Tuesday night, and he picked up a win in the fourth of his four drives on the night at Yonkers Raceway, where he had suffered the injury to his back which sidelined him for several months.   Miller won Race 10 at Yonkers Tuesday night with Touchdown Mindale, trained by Nick Surick. Touchdown ...
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Blooded Horse Sale set for November

on 10/22/2014 2:00 AM
The 67th annual Blooded Horse Fall Sale will offer 262 yearlings on Monday of its four-day sale that begins Nov. 17. Most are featured with black type pedigrees and can, now, be viewed online. The yearlings include 108 Indiana-breds and 93 Ohio-breds along with 19 from Ontario, 15 from Pennsylvania, 8-New Jersey-breds, and 7-New York-breds. In addition, there are six highly prized Kentucky-bre...
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Red Mile, Keeneland announce joint venture

on 10/22/2014 2:00 AM
The Red Mile and Keeneland have agreed to consolidate their efforts around historical racing in Fayette County into the development of a single facility. Through a joint venture, wagering on historical racing will be housed exclusively at The Red Mile. A total of 1,000 terminals are proposed to offer historical racing wagers beginning with a projected opening date of September 2015. &n...
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Creatine taking 2-race win streak to Dayton

on 10/22/2014 2:00 AM
Creatine, trained by Bob Stewart for owner/breeder Diamond Creek Racing, is on a roll. The 4-year-old trotter has won the $173,000 Allerage Stake at The Red Mile in a career best 1:51.2 on Oct. 5, followed by a three-length win in the $166,300 American-National at Balmoral on Oct. 11.   This Friday, he's headed to the $160,000 Dayton Trotting Derby at Hollywood Gaming Dayton Raceway...
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Choquette to celebrate 100th birthday Oct. 31

on 10/22/2014 2:00 AM
On Halloween this year, while children and the "young at heart” will be out trick and treating in the neighborhood, an unsung hero in the sport of harness racing will be celebrating his 100th birthday. Unknown to many of the younger generation in our industry, Aime Choquette, of Sherbrooke, Quebec, has been a "behind the scenes” great in harness racing and on Oct. 31 he will be celebrating...
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Magic Shelley Mike Saftic's 5,000th winner

on 10/21/2014 2:00 AM
The Autumn Series for Ontario-sired 2-year-old fillies of both gaits got underway Monday night at Woodbine Racetrack. Two $14,000 divisions of the opening leg were contested for both pacers and trotters. In order to be eligible to the Autumn Series, 2-year-olds must be Ontario sired and be non-winners of $30,000 lifetime as of September 30, 2014.   In the opening division for the fi...
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Purrfect Bags takes $100,000 Delaware final

on 10/21/2014 2:00 AM
Joann Looney-King's Purrfect Bags ($11.80, Victor Kirby) notched a mild upset in winning the $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) final for 2-year-old pacing fillies Monday at Harrington Raceway in a track record setting time of 1:53.2. The Roddy's Bags Again filly settled in fourth early behind pacesetting favorite Totally Rusty, who cruised through fractions of 27.3, 55.1 a...
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Another Stillings champion--a granddaughter

on 10/21/2014 2:00 AM
When it comes to horses, it's all about family bloodlines. Champions breed champions. The same can often be said when it comes to the people involved with horses.   Dick Stillings is known throughout the world of harness racing as a Hall of Famer, thanks to decades of success as a driver and trainer. Recently, however, a new Stillings has been making a name for herself in another br...
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Fiftyshadesdarker, Kirty Dream win at Northfield

on 10/21/2014 2:00 AM
Fiftyshadesdarker took the $12,500 Open Pace on Monday (Oct. 20) at Northfield Park. Brian Loney owns and trains the winning 4 year-old and enlisted the driving services of Ronnie Wrenn Jr.   Fiftyshadesdarker (Bettor's Delight – Crystal Slipper – Artiscape) started from the rail and virtually led the field from start to finish through fractions of :27.4, :57, 1:25.2 and 1:54.1....
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Dining options announced for Crown nights

on 10/21/2014 2:00 AM
With the Breeders Crown approaching, the Meadowlands would like to announce some of the options those in attendance will have to enjoy the Championship event. Those looking to dine at The Meadowlands can join us in our heated trackside tent for an elegant buffet-style dining experience on our track apron, while enjoying and up close and personal experience with the world's greatest Standardbre...
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Luchento re-elected president of SBOANJ

on 10/21/2014 2:00 AM
Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey President Tom Luchento and his slate of officers were re-elected to the Board of Directors, and Anthony Perretti was selected to fill a vacancy, at the monthly meeting of the SBOANJ at its Manalapan office on Monday (Oct. 20).   Perretti, a former board member, returns to fill the vacancy created in the owners' categor...
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More tickets available to Waples Tribute Night

on 10/21/2014 2:00 AM
The online auction component of the Keith and Ron Waples Tribute Night is now live with a multitude of stellar items. Also, due to overwhelming demand, the function will now be moved to a larger room at Mohawk. As a result, a limited number of tickets have been made available.   The online auction, available at http://www.waplestribute.com/, features stallion services, golf excursio...
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KY approves money for $175k finals, plus fairs

on 10/21/2014 2:00 AM
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission (KHRC) has approved the purse distributions for the 2015 Kentucky Sire Stakes (KYSS), agreeing with the recommendation of the Kentucky Standardbred Development Fund and Kentucky Breeders' Incentive Fund Advisory Panel ("the Panel”) The 2015 KYSS purse distributions are as follows: Legs: $15,000/$10,000 split; Finals: $175,000. The Kentucky Sire Stakes ...
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Gingras talks Final Four chances

on 10/21/2014 2:00 AM
After guiding Lyons Again to his first career win in his Governor's Cup elimination at Woodbine last weekend, driver Yannick Gingras believes it is just the start for the 2-year-old male pacer.   Gingras arrived at Woodbine last Friday and Saturday with plenty of firepower for the Fall Four Stakes for 2-year-old pacers and trotters, and it all fired. He drove horses in all eight Fal...
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