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Four world champs aim for Miss Versatility

on 09/17/2014 2:00 AM
Four world champions meet in Thursday's $121,500 Miss Versatility Series championship for older female trotters at the Delaware County Fair in central Ohio. The group is led by Bee A Magician, who was the 2013 Horse of the Year in both the U.S. and Canada, and Classic Martine, who has won this year's Armbro Flight Stakes and two preliminary divisions of the Miss Versatility Series. The two ...
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Coleman, Settlemoir named to LBJ board

on 09/17/2014 2:00 AM
At Wednesday morning's annual meeting of the Little Brown Jug Society, the board elected Casie Coleman of Cambridge, Ont., and Jason Settlemoir of Cream Ridge, N.J., to the Little Brown Jug Society filling a pair vacant seats.   Coleman is one of the sport's top conditioners, winning two Little Brown Jug and Jugette titles. Settlemoir is the general manager of the New Mead...
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Wild Honey sets freshman trot mark on half

on 09/17/2014 2:00 AM
Recent Pennsylvania Sires Stakes champion Wild Honey romped to a 7 3/4-length victory in 1:55.2in the second of two $32,323 divisions of the Standardbred for 2-year-old filly trotters Wednesday afternoon at the Delaware, Ohio fairgrounds. The effort not only smashed the previous world record for first-year filly trotters on a half-mile track, it was also the fastest mile ever by a 2-year-old t...
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Lifetime Pursuit romps to Buckette victory

on 09/17/2014 2:00 AM
Lifetime Pursuit scored a 1:53.4 victory in Wednesday afternoon's $89,475 Buckette for 3-year-old filly trotters at the Delaware, Ohio, fairgrounds, becoming the first Hambletonian Oaks champion to capture the race since Lookout Victory in 1995.   Driven by Yannick Gingras from post 7, the 1-9 favorite Lifetime Pursuit wrested the lead from the Dan Rawlings-driven Broadway Socks&nbs...
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OBC action at Delaware

on 09/17/2014 2:00 AM
Rock N Randall (Ronnie Wrenn Jr.) went gate to wire to capture the final division of the $64,634 Ohio Breeders Championship for freshman colt pacers Wednesday afternoon at the Delaware, Ohio, fairgrounds.   Rock N Randall defeated a late charging Danger Storm (Ron Pierce) and Dyno Mite Man (David Miller) in 1:58.1.   Ollie Pop (Aaron Merriman) scored an upset wi...
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I Like My Boss's win streak ends at 15

on 09/17/2014 2:00 AM
Powerful Charger ($6.60, Victor Kirby) delivered I Like My Boss his first career loss with a 1:56 victory in the $17,000 Open Trot at Harrington Raceway Wednesday.   Owned by trainer Jim King Jr., and Tim Tetrick, the 6-year-old Powerful Emotion gelding edged clear late after a first-over grind and held off a game I Like My Boss who chased second over and ran out of racetrack in his...
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Jugette win for Delaware-based Color's A Virgin

on 09/17/2014 2:00 AM
Color's A Virgin's year-round home is in the Brian Brown Stable at the Delaware, Ohio, fairgrounds, so it should come as no surprise that she easily found her way into theJugette winner's circle Wednesday afternoon after winning her elimination and then coming back and capturing the second heat in 1:52.4.   Brown's barn is in the Jug Barn at the Delaware fairgrounds, so it was just ...
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Persuasive Look, Iron win American Nationals

on 09/17/2014 2:00 AM
The prestigious American National Stakes returned to Balmoral Park on Wednesday night with a pair of trotting events for 2 year olds sharing top billing on the nine-race program.   The ladies opened the action with a compact field of six diagonally gaited specialists battling for a purse of $57,200. Returning to the scene of her lone victory to date was just what the doctor ordered...
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Sportswriter fillies sweep OSS Gold at Mohawk

on 09/16/2014 2:00 AM
Dancin Caroll and Sports Chic, who are both half sisters to famous performers, are making themselves known as well after winning the pair of $105,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Gold Series contests for 2-year-old pacing fillies on Monday night (Sept. 15) at Mohawk Racetrack. Both races were conducted over a racetrack rated good and two seconds off due to rainy conditions.   In the first d...
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Cammikey out of Jug; Beach Body from Jugette

on 09/16/2014 2:00 AM
Cammikey, who drew post 8 in the second elimination for the Little Brown Jug, has been scratched sick. Trained by Bill Zendt, the son of Somebeachsomewhere is a homebred of Cam Land LLC, the nom de course of Nan and Wendy Cameron, who won the Jugette in 2002 with Always Cam.   Cammikey's start before the Jug was in the $260,000 Pennsylvania Sires Stakes final at Harrah's Philadelphi...
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Thomson, Parker, Marks headed to Goshen

on 09/16/2014 2:00 AM
Joe Thomson, owner of Maryland-based Standardbred breeding operation Winbak Farm, has been elected to the Harness Racing Hall of Fame, the U.S. Harness Writers Association (USHWA) announced Tuesday. Thomson and his wife JoAnn started Winbak Farm in 1991. The operation has ranked No. 2 among all breeders in purses earned each of the last 12 years, totaling more than $205 million since the st...
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Kindergartners back in class Thursday at Red Mile

on 09/16/2014 2:00 AM
The fourth leg of the Kindergarten Classic series, a Grand Circuit event for freshman trotters, will be raced on Thursday night at The Red Mile and again the entry box was filled to the brim.   Thirty-eight fillies necessitated four divisions and three of the four winners from last week return.   Bee The Queen was the fastest, scoring in 1:56 for trainer George Duch...
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Sectionline Aqua a hometown hope for Jugette

on 09/16/2014 2:00 AM
The locally owned and homebred Sectionline Aqua is looking for Jugette glory as she takes on a field of eight in the second of three eliminations for the $298,100 Jugette for 3-year-old filly pacers at the Delaware County Fair.   The Major In Art-Aquatic Yankee filly is owned by Harold Lee and Harold L. Bauder of Delaware, Ohio, and Michael Dixon of Hilliard, Ohio. Steve Bauder, who...
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Fewer NY-sired pacing-bred yearlings in '14

on 09/16/2014 2:00 AM
Even though the New York Sire Stakes finals have just been completed, yearling buyers are already looking ahead to the fall yearling sales to select the next champion. With a smaller class of pacing yearlings nominated to the New York Sire Stakes this year than in the recent past, buyers of these sidewheelers will have an even greater opportunity for their piece of the rich Sire Stakes purses ...
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Special Jug Preview newsletter now available!

on 09/16/2014 2:00 AM
The special Little Brown Jug HarnessRacing Preview that is now available takes an inside look at Thursday afternoon's 69th renewal of the Little Brown Jug at Delaware, Ohio.   Casie Coleman became the seventh trainer to ever win back-to-back Jugs, and she is hoping to now become the first to ever win three in a row as she sends out McWicked. Coleman talks about her chances to go bac...
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Classicality wins third straight at Meadows

on 09/16/2014 2:00 AM
Classicality quarter-poled to the lead, then gamely fought off Better Caviar in a stretch-long duel to notch his third straight victory in Tuesday’s $20,000 Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows. Although Classicality had taken his last two starts from well back, Brian Zendt changed tactics Tuesday and sent the 4-year-old Classic Photo-Penn Worthy Lane gelding after the leader, Waiting ...
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Honey B sweet in OBC 2FT at Delaware

on 09/16/2014 2:00 AM
Honey B and Kyle Ater scored a convincing victory in the $74,625 Ohio Breeders Championship for freshman filly trotters in Tuesday action at the Delaware County Fair. As the field of six was sent on their way, Honey B yielded to the fast leaving I’d Rather Walk (Kayne Kauffman). Ater retook the lead past the quarter in :29.3. Honey B was unchallenged at the half in 1:00.2 and three-...
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Ranger returns to bike for Sunshine Stakes

on 09/15/2014 2:00 AM
Harness racing driver Bruce Ranger made a triumphant return to the winner's circle with a victory in one of the eight Florida Sunshine Stakes held at the Sunshine Meadows Equestrian Village in Delray Beach, Fla., on Saturday morning (Sept. 13). It was back on May 12 in the third race at the Isle Pompano Park that Ranger was involved in a three-horse accident and was catapulted from his race bi...
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Funeral services set for trainer Mark Austin

on 09/15/2014 2:00 AM
Mark Austin, one of Ontario's most popular and successful trainers, died Sunday, Sept. 14. He was 54. Austin died while at Flamboro Downs, where he was racing.   Hailing from southwestern Ontario, Austin was introduced to harness racing by his uncle, Bud, and got into the sport full-time after high school. One of his earliest brushes with greatness came courtesy Oldcas...
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Charity golf tournament in Lexington Sept. 23

on 09/15/2014 2:00 AM
It is time again for the Horsemens' Unicorn Foundation's (HUF) annual Charity Golf Tournament, Dinner/Dance. Each fall in Lexington, KY, the best horses and horsemen gather for two weeks of harness racing and yearling sales. We have found this to be an ideal time to have the HUF's annual Charity Golf Tournament. We offer a great golf venue, dinner, dance, and silent auction, all in conjun...
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