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Buckeye Stallion 3CP splits held at Scioto

on 07/09/2020 12:26 PM
The second leg of the Buckeye Stallion Series (BSS) for 3-year-old colt pacers was held Wednesday night at Eldorado Scioto Downs. Four divisions were contested, each carrying a purse of $17,500.  The four winners each notched new lifetime marks in their victories.   The first division went to Medoland Bosa with his second BSS win and his fourth straight win of the year. ...
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Brittany Farms to offer virtual inspections

on 07/09/2020 10:07 AM
With the travel uncertainties caused by the worldwide covid-19 pandemic this year, Brittany Farms has announced that it will offer complete, virtual inspections of its yearlings via its website this fall.   The farm stated the online inspections are meant to be used as an evaluation tool for all, and especially as a means for looking at yearlings by those unable to travel. But it stre...
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Plainridge Park to kick off delayed meet on July 13

on 07/09/2020 9:05 AM
 After a three-month delay due to the covid-19 pandemic, Plainridge Park will kick off its 2020 live harness racing season on Monday, July 13 with a 4 p.m. post time for the first race.   The track will welcome fans back to the track that day to watch the races live, but strict safety protocols will be in place and followed to ensure the health and well being of the track’...
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Zulu, Stella A score in DSBF Trotting Finals

on 07/08/2020 10:20 PM
Rod Allen Inc’s Zulu and Linda Mac Donald’s Stella A won their respective $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) finals for 3-year-old trotters Wednesday (July 8) at Harrington Raceway.   In the male division, Zulu went off as the 8/5 second choice and took advantage of miscues by fellow contenders Touch Of White, Riddle Me This, Rocky Bomber and Maste...
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2YO filly trotters took center stage in NYSS at Saratoga

on 07/08/2020 10:15 PM
Two year old trotting fillies as part of the New York Sire Stakes took center stage on Wednesday afternoon at Saratoga Casino Hotel. There were four divisions of the $35,000+ Sire Stakes races for freshman fillies.   Ake Svanstedt's Splash Blue Chip (E L Titan-Dunk The Donato- Donato Hanover) was the fastest two year old winner on the card as she followed up a qualifier in which s...
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Affluent Seelster scores in Philly, takes new mark

on 07/08/2020 4:32 PM
On a Wednesday afternoon when the Harrah’s Philadelphia oval was favoring forwardly-placed horses, driver Tim Tetrick sent the pacing mare Affluent Seelster to the lead in front of the stands, then held off the inside drive of the horse they had looped early, Take Abit Of Life, by a head to post a new mark of 1:53 while winning the $12,800 distaff feature.   The daughter of Mach...
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Bellefontaine, Ohio, fair races moved to Urbana

on 07/08/2020 3:20 PM
The two days of harness racing that were scheduled to be part of the Logan County Fair in Bellefontaine, Ohio, have been moved to the Champaign County Fairgrounds in Urbana, Ohio.  The races were originally scheduled to take place July 13 and 14.  They have been rescheduled for July 15 and 16.   Ohio Harness Horsemen’s Association Vice President and Champaign Coun...
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Workin Ona Mystery ready for Graduate final battle

on 07/08/2020 1:27 PM
Brian Brown is happy with what he sees from Workin Ona Mystery so far this season on the racetrack. He is even more pleased by what is not readily visible. The horse’s health. Workin Ona Mystery is among the contenders in Saturday’s $250,000 Graduate Series final for 4-year-old pacers at the Meadowlands. The event is part of a 13-race card at the Big M that also includes the $250...
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Former world champion Sierra Kosmos dies at 31

on 07/08/2020 12:33 PM
Sierra Kosmos, one of the fastest trotters of the 1990s, died July 3 at the farm of Rick and Gina Beinhauer in Pennsylvania, his owners since the horse was a yearling. Sierra Kosmos took a 1:53.4 mark at The Red Mile in 1992 with Rick Beinhauer in the bike, shortly after setting a 1:56.3 world record over the half-mile at Delaware in winning the Old Oaken Bucket. The son of Nearly Perfe...
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Jam-packed Ohio SS weekend set for Northfield, Scioto

on 07/08/2020 12:29 PM
Twelve divisions of Ohio Sires Stakes (OSS) will be contested this weekend in the Buckeye State, with two $50,000 events for 3-year-old trotting fillies on Friday night at Northfield Park. As well, four $40,000 OSS contests each for 2-year-old pacing colts and 2-year-old pacing filles and two $50,000 divisions of 3-year-old trotting colts vie at Scioto Downs on Saturday.   Sixtee...
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Scarborough Downs shuts down racing due to covid-19

on 07/08/2020 12:26 PM
In the midst of the 70th season of racing at Scarborough Downs, the summer harness racing meet will be suspended following the card on Friday, due to the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, which currently do not allow the track to entertain patrons.   The Downs was prohibited from racing its customary April and May dates due to the state of emergency declared in Maine. Work...
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Hambo eligibles in action Saturday at Pocono

on 07/08/2020 10:32 AM
The Pennsylvania All-Stars series brings together this weekend two interesting groups of colts at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono–3-year-old trotters on Saturday afternoon and 2-year-old pacers on Sunday’s twilight card.   Seventeen of the 27 trotters entered in Saturday’s thee $30,000 divisions of All-Stars races are eligible to contest the sport’s greate...
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2YO filly Bet On Becky romps in 1:50.4 in Ont. SS

on 07/08/2020 10:07 AM
Heading into Tuesday’s Gold Series opener for the two-year-old pacing fillies at Woodbine Mohawk Park, trainer Tony Beaton had a feeling that Bet On Becky might be exceptional. “She’s just been one of them special fillies you know,” said the trainer. “We were kind of talking the other day and we were saying, like we were kind of hoping she’s like Chantal&rs...
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Gimpanzee will try for Graduate Series sweep

on 07/08/2020 9:04 AM
Gimpanzee was in the shadow of stablemate Greenshoe much of last season, with the latter being named the sport’s best 3-year-old male trotter as well as Trotter of the Year, but is basking in the spotlight now as he aims for a win in Saturday’s (July 11) $250,000 Graduate Series final for 4-year-old trotters. The Graduate final for trotters is part of a 13-race card at the Me...
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Shenandoah Downs opens Sept. 18 with no wagering

on 07/08/2020 8:44 AM
The fifth annual harness racing season at Shenandoah Downs will kick off Sept. 18 and continue through Oct. 17 with racing scheduled every Friday at 3:30 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m. Parking and admission are free and the races are family friendly.    Shenandoah may be one of the few tracks in the country whose planned purse distribution and season length will not be affected...
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Sons of Chapter Seven dominate NYSS 2CTs

on 07/08/2020 8:40 AM
On Tuesday night, Yonkers Raceway hosted four $35,450 New York Sires Stakes divisions for 2-year-old colt and gelding trotters and stallion Chapter Seven stole the show with his offspring winning three of the four divisions.   In the first division, Race 3, Incommunicado led from start to finish, prevailing by two and a quarter lengths in 1:59. Ahundreddollarbill was second with Dee&r...
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Golden Girls OMP renamed Dorothy Haughton Memorial

on 07/08/2020 8:37 AM
The Meadowlands is pleased to announce that the Golden Girls stake for older pacing mares has been retitled to memorialize Mrs. Dorothy Haughton, widow of the late W.R. Haughton.   Mrs. Haughton, long regarded as "The First Lady" of Harness Racing, was a genuine, lovely person full of grace and class who had a sincere love of the sport and an enormous capacity...
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Cinder Rock captures $100,000 Delaware 3FP final

on 07/07/2020 8:58 PM
Legacy Racing of Delaware's Cinder Rock ($2.20, Allan Davis) won the $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund Final for 3-year-old pacing fillies Tuesday at Harrington Raceway in 1:54.4. The Rockabillie-Armbro Cinderella filly held off a game She's Got The Lynx, who sat second much of the mile, to win by a head. Sweet Lil was third. Cinder Rock made a quarter pole move to the fron...
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12 entered in Meadowlands Pace; one elimination

on 07/07/2020 8:57 PM
With a limited number of 12 horses having dropped into the entry box, there will only be one Meadowlands Pace Elimination necessary on this Saturday (July 11) night’s program at the Big M. Post time is 7:15 p.m. Two horses – Chief Mate and Allywag Hanover – took byes and will automatically go in the July 18 big-money final for 3-year-old open pacers.   Conditions ...
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2YO JK Objection scores at Pocono in 1:54.1

on 07/07/2020 8:55 PM
Two-year-olds were in the spotlight during the Tuesday afternoon card at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, with four freshmen looking to have bright prospects after capturing their first purse starts.   The faster of two events for pacing colts was the JK Endofanera – Nashville Blues colt JK Objection, who stopped the timer in 1:54.1. Andrew McCarthy made his move after early con...
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