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Jason Brewer gets 3,000th win in Dayton

on 10/04/2014 2:00 AM
Driver Jason Brewer reached the coveted 3,000 wins plateau on Saturday night at Hollywood Dayton Raceway, guiding Chipchompinchampin to an open-lengths tally for owner-trainer Jim Dailey. The 1:54 victory over Suncapade (Greg Grismore) and St Lads Zoom Zoom (Randy Tharps) pushed the 4-year-old son of Art's Chip's career earnings over $100,000 with the winner's share of the $8,000 conditio...
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All Bets Off wins over McWicked at Yonkers

on 10/04/2014 2:00 AM
Art Rooney Pace winner All Bets Off was fired off the gate by driver George Brennan and went on to win a $25,000 Open Pace for 3 year olds at Yonkers Raceway on Saturday night, with Hempt winner McWicked taking second. Both horses used the overnight as a prep for the upcoming Messenger at Yonkers.   All Bets Off, trained by Ron Burke, started from post 6 and cleared to take control ...
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Takter leads buyers, spending $1.7 million

on 10/03/2014 2:00 AM
Was there an Artspeak sold in this year's third session of the Lexington Selected YearlingSale? In 2013, Artspeak, this year's top 2-year-old pacing colt, was sold in the third session.   This year's third session was solid with 165 yearlings selling for an average price of $33,061.That average was down 3.4 percent from 2013, but last year's third session posted a whopping...
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Harrisburg Mixed Sale catalog now online

on 10/03/2014 2:00 AM
The 2014 edition of The Black Book 2 can now be found on Standardbred Horse Sales Company's website www.theblackbook.com/catalog-downloads.php. Printed catalogs are expected to be available for shipping on Oct. 10. The Mixed Sale begins on Friday, Nov. 7, and ends on Saturday, Nov. 8, at the PA Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, PA, following the Select Yearling Sale which takes place from Monda...
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Beachtrea to stand at stud in Ohio in 2015

on 10/03/2014 2:00 AM
On the heels of the official retirement of two-time Pacer of the Year Captaintreacherous, Dublin Valley Farms of Ohio has announced that Beachtrea, p.3 1:52.3f, a full brother to Captaintreacherous, will be standing his first season at stud in 2015.   Beachtrea is a son of Somebeachsomewhere p,2, 1:49.3; 3,1:46.4 ($3,221,299). For questions and booking contracts conta...
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Backstretch w/Gordon: Stink bug & Cauley-Stein

on 10/03/2014 2:00 AM
All good things must come to an end, and that's certainly the case today as it's a gloomy and rainy Friday in Lexington. The wind really picked up about 5 this morning, and an hour later the rain started. The forecast calls for clearing this afternoon, so hopefully they are correct about that. It was a scorcher yesterday afternoon at The Red Mile, and not just because it was 88 degrees at ...
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JK She'salady wins 8th; WR for Sassa Hanover

on 10/03/2014 2:00 AM
A trio of divisions for the $253,700 International Stallion Stakes (ISS) for 2-year-old filly pacers were contested at The Red Mile on Friday over a slightly wet track.   She's A Great Lady winner JK She'salady traveled first-over and easily paced by her rivals to win her division of the ISS in 1:50.2.     Hillary's Style and Heavenly Bride started fast, wit...
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New Weekend Preview now available!

on 10/03/2014 2:00 AM
Grand Circuit racing wraps up at The Red Mile on Sunday afternoon and the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview takes a look at all the action, including the 122nd renewal of the Kentucky Futurity,   For the first time ever, the Futurity will be raced in a single heat for the entire $435,000 purse. The favorites are Father Patrick and Nuncio, and their respective drivers Yannic...
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Aldebaran Eagle surprises, Billy Flynn upset in ISS

on 10/03/2014 2:00 AM
A cavalcade of freshmen colt trotters gathered at The Red Mile to compete in five divisions of the $383,600 International Stallion Stakes over a slightly wet track on Friday.   Aldebaran Eagle, heading to the pylons right at the gate's dispersal, got a perfect trip, and slid up the pylons to win the final division at odds of 106-1 in 1:55.1.     Whom Shall I ...
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Mohawk cancels after 4 due to power outage

on 10/03/2014 2:00 AM
Due to frequent power outages in the Campbellville area, racing was cancelled following Friday's fourth race at Mohawk.   The power failures have affected the ability to run the races safely.   Live Standardbred racing will continue Saturday evening at 7:25 p.m. (WEG)
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Coffee Addict, Obrigado win Yonkers features

on 10/03/2014 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway's Friday night $44,000 co-featured Open Handicaps—one for distaff pacers and one for trotters with valid membership cards--were won by a pocketed Coffee Addict (Dan Dube, $20.80) and a cone-skimming Obrigado (Eric Carlson, $10.40).   Pole assignee Rock N Loud (Larry Stalbaum) gave her backers an early thrill, leading through a :26.4 opening quarter-mile and a :55.2...
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Hoosier Park adds new overnight series

on 10/03/2014 2:00 AM
As Hoosier Park Racing & Casino continues its 21st season of live harness racing, horsemen should be advised that the track will offer several new overnight series for the remainder of the racing calendar.   The 2014 live racing season, comprised of 160 days, offers an extended stakes schedule and will be conducted through Nov. 15. In conjunction with the extended stakes schedul...
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Big crowd for racing at Dayton Hollywood

on 10/03/2014 2:00 AM
Hollywood Dayton Raceway's inaugural program on Friday night (Oct. 3) was a rousing success. An overflow crowd packed the second floor, which includes a traditional clubhouse, inside "stadium" style seating, a sports bar and a simulcast area, as well as the first floor inside viewing area and the apron. The fans were treated to 14 races of full fields. Despite a steady drizzle during the la...
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Average price up 8.1% at Lexington Selected

on 10/03/2014 2:00 AM
The Friday night session of the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale at Fasig-Tipton finished with an average price of $20,504, a slight decrease of four percent for the comparable session in 2013. That brought the average for the entire sale to $49,272, which is an overall increase of 8.1 percent.   The cumulative gross through Friday with 551 sold is $27,149,000, with the median price...
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Average climbs again; trot filly tops at $180k

on 10/02/2014 2:00 AM
The bidding was not nearly as fast and furious as in the opening session, but buyers were still out in force when the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale conducted its second 2014 session on Wednesday night (Oct. 2) at the Fasig-Tipton Sales Pavilion.   The 156 yearlings sold generated gross proceeds of $8,786,000, for an average price of $56,321, an increase of 6.4 percent from l...
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Backstretch With Gordon: The Captain retires

on 10/02/2014 2:00 AM
Eighty-six this afternoon at The Red Mile for the first card of Week 2 of Grand Circuit racing. No, not Agent 86, Maxwell Smart, but the temperature. In fact, one guy on the radio this morning said the high will be "near 90.” So wear shorts, put on your cap, and don't forget the sunscreen. But then here's the weather alert: Rain late tonight through Friday, with a high of 73. Then the bot...
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Father Patrick draws post 1 in Ky Futurity

on 10/02/2014 2:00 AM
Nine 3-year-old male trotters have been entered for Sunday afternoon's $435,000 Kentucky Futurity at The Red Mile, with the Triple Crown event being contested in one race for the first time ever. Seven 3-year-old fillies have been entered for the companion $224,000 Filly Futurity, with that race also going as a single heat.   Father Patrick drew post 1 for this year's 122nd ren...
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3 top drivers suspended, fined for kicking

on 10/02/2014 2:00 AM
Ohio has continued to enforce its ban on kicking and handed down three high-profile penalties during the recently concluded Grand Circuit meet at the Delaware County Fair.   Drivers Yannick Gingras, David Miller and Brett Miller were all fined $500 and suspended for two days--Oct. 2 and Oct. 3--for kicking violations. Gingras's infraction came with Allstar Rating, David Miller's wit...
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Robert Baggitt Sr., SBOANJ director, dies at 81

on 10/02/2014 2:00 AM
Robert M. Baggitt Sr. of Allentown, NJ, a longtime horse owner and a member of the Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association of New Jersey (SBOANJ) board of directors since 1985, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 1. He was 81. Baggitt was on the owner, finance, pension and special events committees of the SBOANJ. For many years, he co-chaired the SBOANJ's golf outing, which each year...
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2YO filly trotter Mission Brief--1:50.3 world mark

on 10/02/2014 2:00 AM
Mission Brief (pictured) became the fastest 2-year-old trotter of all time when she won a division of the $323,200 International Stallion Stakes in 1:50.3 on the afternoon of Thursday, Oct. 2, at The Red Mile. The retirement ceremony for the two-time Pacer of the Year Captaintreacherous was also featured during the hot, sunny day in Lexington.   Merrie Annabelle champion M...
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