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Our Max Phactor N best in Philly feature

on 06/28/2020 9:07 PM
After tasting defeat in his first two races of 2020, Our Max Phactor N ($8.40) put it all together in Sunday's featured event at Harrah's Philadelphia, a $14,400 top-level conditioned pace. While the 8-year-old Art Major gelding employed similar tactics as he did in a narrow defeat to Prairie Panther at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono on June 20, the outcome proved far more favorable. ...
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Major Betts’ 1:49.4 fastest in NYSS 3CP splits

on 06/28/2020 9:01 PM
Tioga Downs played host to three divisions of the New York Sires Stakes  for sophomore pacing colts and geldings at Tioga Downs on Sunday. Major Betts (Dexter Dunn) rocketed past Splash Brother (Tyler Buter) to take the $38,233 first division. Major Betts ($10.20) jumped out of the gate and went to the front and led to a first quarter in :26.1. The big favorite Splash Bro...
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Ohio SS for sophomore fillies raced at Northfield

on 06/28/2020 7:27 AM
Guinevere Hall kicked off a Saturday evening chock full of Leg 2 Ohio Sires Stakes action at Northfield Park by winning her $40,000 division for 3-year-old trotting fillies in a new lifetime clocking of 1:54.1.  The daughter of Cash Hall had captured her first OSS leg in 1:55 for trainer Melanie Wrenn, driver Peter Wrenn and owners M T Pockets Stable and Dave McDuffee. G...
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Tall Dark Stranger wins in 1:47.4; Gimpanzee rallies from far back

on 06/28/2020 7:22 AM
For Tall Dark Stranger, it’s all systems go for The Meadowlands Pace. Trainer Nancy Takter had her prized colt in a less-than-ideal spot for his 3-year-old debut, facing older foes in a high-end conditioned pace, but in this post-coronavirus reality where many plans have had to be re-worked, everything turned out as well as she could have hoped. “I wasn’t shocked,” ...
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Rich And Miserable returns to Pocono a winner

on 06/27/2020 10:09 PM
Rich And Miserable, the 2019 Trotter of the Year at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, returned to northeast Pennsylvania on Saturday afternoon and immediately resumed his winning ways, posting a 1:52.4 victory over a good track in the $20,000 winners-over contest.    Driver Tyler Buter wound up in third early with the gelded son of Explosive Matter as favored Obrigado put up ...
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PASS champ Sister Sledge wins Arden Downs split in debut

on 06/27/2020 7:50 PM
Facing an overmatched field, a stinging rain and a sloppy surface, freshman sensation Sister Sledge kept her “A” game under wraps and fashioned a workmanlike win in her 3-year-old debut in Saturday’s $53,528 Arden Downs at The Meadows. The stake for 3-year-old filly trotters, known as the Ned McCarr, was contested over two divisions, with 49-1 bomb Dazzling Diva pulling off ...
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Ontario Sires Stakes gets underway at Mohawk

on 06/27/2020 7:03 AM
Ontario’s talented 3-year-old pacing fillies kicked off the 2020 Ontario Sires Stakes season at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Friday with two veterans of the provincial program and two newcomers gracing the Grassroots winner’s circle. Mach My Kiss opened the campaign with a victory in the first $22,800 division, cruising along on the front end to a 1:53 personal-best with driver Doug Mc...
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Elver Hanover now 10-for-10 with OSS win in ‘20 debut

on 06/27/2020 6:51 AM
A quartet of 3-year-old colts and geldings of both gaits battled in $50,000 round two divisions of Ohio Sires Stakes Friday night at Scioto Downs. A total of 13 trotters passed the entry box while 17 pacers were entered into these OSS divisions.  Among the Ohio-registered trotting stallions represented four are by Uncle Peter, three by Triumphant Caviar, two by the exported Wis...
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INSS star Priceless cruises in season debut at Hoosier

on 06/27/2020 6:46 AM
Indiana Sires Stakes champion Priceless backed up her 1-5 favoritism in the $30,000 Star Destroyer Stakes for 3-year-old pacing fillies to win her seasonal debut at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday. With trainer Brandon Bates in the sulky, Priceless used her customary front stepping tactics to best her rivals in 1:52.   Leaving from post two, Pricele...
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Southwind Chrome wins Meadowlands feature

on 06/27/2020 6:41 AM
Southwind Chrome was sent on a mission by his driver Scott Zeron in the $22,500 feature Trot Friday night at the Meadowlands. And he completed it in spectacular fashion.   The 5-year-old son of Chapter Seven-Counter Pointe won a second straight start in the Preferred for trotters, as the razor-sharp Jeff Cullipher trainee scored in 1:50.4 after going a less-than-ideal trip. ...
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Queen Of The Hill rules in Philly feature

on 06/26/2020 5:57 PM
  The Explosive Matter sophomore filly Queen Of The Hill went to the lead in her seasonal debut, the $12,600 featured trot at Harrah’s Philadelphia on Friday afternoon, then had to dig down deep to hold off With Out A Doubt by a neck in 1:56.3.   Dexter Dunn was in the sulky behind Queen Of The Hill as she was victorious for trainer Per Engblom and owner Al Libfel...
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Case against trainer, owner settled, with donation to SRF

on 06/26/2020 5:54 PM
On Friday afternoon (June 26),  a long and unsuccessful witch hunt against our clients, Bob Bresnahan and Len Sodowsky, came to an end.  After spending over a million dollars in legal fees and sending out dozens of subpoenas, PETA, by settling, finally acknowledged that it never really had a case against Mr. Bresnahan and Mr. Sodowsky and settled on behalf of gambler Jeffrey Tretter...
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Winbak hosting new Ontario Select Sale

on 06/26/2020 12:26 PM
On Saturday, Oct. 17 Winbak Farm of Ontario will be hosting the new Ontario Select Yearling Sale. The sale will be held the same weekend as the Ontario Sire Stakes Super Finals. There will be 100-120 horses to be sold, limited entries are available.   “In response to the COVID-19 and the canceling of the in-person London Sale, we came up with the sale idea to make...
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Goshen Yearling Sale set for live auction

on 06/26/2020 12:22 PM
Despite the many hardships faced by everyone in the harness racing industry this year due to covid-19, Goshen Standardbred Horse Sales has announced that after much concern and study about the virus, their annual yearling sale will go on as planned at noon on Monday, Sept. 14.   And with the recent cancellation of the Morrisville sale, the Goshen Yearling Sale will be the only sh...
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Van Otterloo, Eick win HHYF scholarships

on 06/26/2020 12:11 PM
Matthew Van Otterloo from Rock Valley, Iowa has been selected as the $2,500 Curt Greene Memorial Scholarship recipient from the Harness Horse Youth Foundation (HHYF). Matthew comes from a family of harness horsemen and will study Animal Science/Pre Vet at Dordt University as an incoming freshman this fall.   In her letter of reference, FFA Advisor at Western Christian High School Kyl...
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Canadian Hall of Fame cancels 2020 inductions

on 06/26/2020 10:05 AM
At a meeting held June 23, the Board of Directors of the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame (CHRHF) made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Hall of Fame Induction Gala, due to the restrictions resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.  It is the intention of the CHRHF to induct the Class of 2020, along with those inducted in 2021, at ceremonies tentatively scheduled to take place during ...
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Blooded Horse Summer Sale to offer online bidding

on 06/26/2020 9:50 AM
The 64th annual Blooded Horse Summer Sale will be held Tuesday, Aug. 25 and Wednesday, Aug. 26 at the Champions Center in Springfield, Ohio.   Black type yearlings will sell on Tuesday with mixed horses rounding out that day and continuing into Wednesday. The deadline for black type entries is July 1; mixed horses will be taken through July 20 or until full. “People...
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Make reservations now for Big M's Breakfast With The Babies

on 06/26/2020 9:04 AM
The popular Breakfast With The Babies (BWTB) endeavor of enjoying the future stars of the sport while having coffee and bagels with other fans returns this Saturday morning at 9 a.m.   The New Jersey SBOA will again generously sponsor the bagels, muffins and refreshments provided for those who enjoy watching the freshman pacers and trotters get their early lessons. Baby race proofs wi...
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Sister Sledge set for '20 debut in Arden Downs 3FT

on 06/26/2020 9:01 AM
The Meadows kicks off its reconfigured stakes season Saturday, and the opening event has attracted one of harness racing’s budding superstars. Sister Sledge, who banked $555,313 at two and finished second in Dan Patch Award voting, will make her seasonal debut in the $53,528 Arden Downs for 3-year-old filly trotters.   The stake goes as races 7 and 10. Sister Sledge will leave f...
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Galanti named track superintendent at Batavia Downs

on 06/26/2020 8:39 AM
Longtime Western Regional Off-Track Betting (WROTBC) employee Aaron Galanti was named the new track track superintendent at Batavia Downs on Thursday after Fran Mruczek announced his retirement on Monday, June 22. Galanti has worked under Mruczek for a number of years.   Galanti joined WROTBC, the owner of Batavia Downs, in 2008 and has worked with the track crew since 2009.  ...
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