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Mister Big standing stud in Ohio in 2015

on 11/24/2014 12:00 AM
Mister Big, the richest Canadian-sired Standardbred of all time and a member of the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame, will stand stud at Abby Stables in Ohio starting with the upcoming 2015 breeding season. His introductory fee will be a very reasonable $2,500. Ohio is quickly becoming one of the most desirable jurisdictions in which to race, and Mister Big has a history in the state havi...
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Penny Paratrooper wins $100,000 Delaware final

on 11/24/2014 12:00 AM
Penny Paratrooper won the first of four $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) two-year-old finals to highlight the Monday, Nov. 24, program at Dover Downs. Paradise Lost took the $18,000 Mares Open trot on the regular card. Ross Wolfenden drove four feature race winners.   Ross Wolfenden was at the controls as the bay filly took command on the backstretch and opened up...
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Commander Crowe sharp in Crown victory

on 11/23/2014 12:00 AM
The 11-year-old Commander Crowe became the oldest horse to ever win a Breeders Crown, capturing Saturday night's $500,000 Open Trot at the Meadowlands in a stakes-record-equaling 1:51. The winner's share of the purse also pushed the career earnings of the trotter affectionately known as "Le Grand Blond" to more than $5 million, behind only Ready Cash, Varenne and Moni Maker on the trotting sid...
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Limelight Beach scratched, Sebastian K qualifies

on 11/22/2014 12:00 AM
Sebastian K and Limelight Beach made news early Saturday morning. Sebastian K qualified impressively at the Meadowlands while Daily Racing Form reported thst Limelight Beach has been scratched from the Breeders Crown 3-Year-Old Colt Pace on Saturday night.   In the qualifier, Sebastian K was sent to the front of the field in the first turn at the Meadowlands and carved out fractions...
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McIntosh and Crown: A perfect combination

on 11/22/2014 12:00 AM
He has raced more than 100 different horses in the Breeders Crown, earned $6 million in purses and collected 15 trophies over the past 30 years, but for trainer Bob McIntosh the opportunity to add to his remarkable Crown ledger means more to him with every passing year.   On Saturday night at the Meadowlands, McIntosh will race two homebred sons of Ponder in the Crown, 2-year-old co...
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Hamilton remembers first Crown 3CT

on 11/22/2014 12:00 AM
Thirty years ago, on a similar fall Saturday afternoon, Marcia Hamilton was doing what so many caretakers around the country are doing right now: getting their horses ready to race. But in her case, she took care of the morning-line favorite in the inaugural $481,000 Breeders Crown sophomore trot, one in a three-horse Nordin Stable entry, named Baltic Speed.   No one knew at the ti...
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JK She'salady caps off year with Crown win

on 11/22/2014 12:00 AM
Make that an even dozen in as many tries for JK She'salady as she and driver Tim Tetrick won the $500,000 Breeders Crown for 2-year-old pacing fillies on Saturday night at the Meadowlands. She covered the mile in 1:50.2, a track and stakes record.   JK She'salady is trained by Nancy Johansson and owned by 3 Brothers Stables of New York. It was the first winner for 33-year-old Johans...
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Gingras, Takter win trots with "Patrick," Pinkman

on 11/22/2014 12:00 AM
"Redemption for Father Patrick. He is blessed with a Breeders Crown,” called out track announcer Ken Warkentin as Father Patrick hit the wire to win the $500,000 Breeders Crown for 3-year-old trotting colts by a neck in a stakes record time of 1:51.4 on Saturday at the Meadowlands.   Pinkman took the lead prior to the half-mile point and held off Muscle Diamond in the stretch to w...
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Campbell sweeps Older Breeders Crown paces

on 11/22/2014 12:00 AM
Thinking Out Loud burst through the stretch for driver John Campbell and caught favorite Sweet Lou in the final strides to capture Saturday's $400,000 Breeders Crown Open Pace by a head in 1:48.3 at the Meadowlands.   Campbell also won the $281,250 Breeders Crown Mare Pace with Shelliscape, who came from the back of the pack to win by a half-length over Rocklamation in 1:49.4,...
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McWicked, Traceur Hanover take BC paces

on 11/22/2014 12:00 AM
McWicked grabbed the lead midway through the race and held off the fast-closing group of Somesizesomestyle, JK Endofanera and Doo Wop Hanover to win Saturday's scratch-depleted $531,250 Breeders Crown for 3-year-old male pacers in 1:49 at the Meadowlands.   The complexion of the race changed prior to the start when elimination winners Always B Miki and Limelight Beach both were side...
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RTN to show Crown races in HD

on 11/22/2014 12:00 AM
Fans will be able to watch harness racing's championship event, the Breeders Crown, in high definition on the Racetrack Television Network on Friday and Saturday.   The races can be found on channel 9731.   The Breeders Crown at Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment will be shown after racing from Del Mar, starting at approximately 7:10 p.m. (EST). (Meadowlands)
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John Dayle Hinshaw, 72, passes

on 11/21/2014 12:00 AM
John Dayle Hinshaw, 72, of Ankeny, Iowa, died from natural causes at the Sunnyview Care Center in Ankeny, Iowa on Monday, Nov. 17.   Mr. Hinshaw was born July 16, 1942, in Richland, Iowa, to Kermit and Janet (Trigg) Hinshaw. He attended Richland High School and graduated from Parsons College in 1965. Mr. Hinshaw spent the first part of his career as a t...
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Fillies battle in round two of Autumn Series

on 11/21/2014 12:00 AM
Ontario sired 3-year-old fillies returned to Woodbine Racetrack Thursday night for the second leg of the Autumn Series. Two $15,000 divisions for both gaits took place in the second round of the three-week series.   In the first division for the trotters, Meadowview Vicky returned to victory lane for the second week in a row. The daughter of Muscle Mass was sent to straight to the l...
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It's halftime for Yonkers Sunday matinees

on 11/21/2014 12:00 AM
The third of Yonkers Raceway's six Sunday matinees goes this weekend, with another card that overstuffed for overseas.   Post time for the dozen-race dossier is a bit after 11 a.m. (ET). Once again, the Sunday's card is front-loaded with trotters, with the French-based audience wagering on the first five races. Those events are all added-distance (1 1/4 miles) with higher purse...
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Jeremy Smith whip suspension upheld in Ohio

on 11/21/2014 12:00 AM
At its monthly meeting on Nov. 20, Ohio State Racing Commissioners upheld the ruling by judges at Dayton Raceway fining Jeremy Smith $1,000 and suspending him for 10 days in December.   Smith violated the rule related to whipping -- 3769-17-17(a) -- on Oct 13, for the fourth time in six months. Each violation resulted in a horse being cut by a whip.   Chairman Robert K. S...
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Meadowlands to race 81 dates in 2015

on 11/21/2014 12:00 AM
The New Jersey Racing Commission (NJRC) has awarded 191 Standardbred racing dates for 2015 with 110 dates at Freehold and 81 dates at the Meadowlands.   The possibility of adding four dates to the Meadowlands live racing schedule will be addressed at the Jan. 14, 2015 meeting of the NJRC.   The Meadowlands schedule, as approved, will begin on Jan. 2 and run through Aug. 8...
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On the road with Commander Crowe

on 11/21/2014 12:00 AM
Karoliina Oinonen has been around the world with trotting star Commander Crowe, but there is one more place she hopes to visit before returning to Europe next week. The Breeders Crown winner's circle. Oinonen, from Finland, has been Commander Crowe's caretaker since the chestnut gelding, known as "Le Grand Blond,” arrived in the stable of trainer Fabrice Souloy in 2010. Commander Crowe is...
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Gingras: Maven is "really special"

on 11/21/2014 12:00 AM
No matter what Maven accomplishes in Saturday's $500,000 Breeders Crown Open Trot at the Meadowlands, she will always be special to driver Yannick Gingras. Gingras was with the now 5-year-old mare when she went to the track for her first qualifier, back in June 2011 at the Meadowlands. He was behind Maven for her first start, a winning effort in a division of the Pennsylvania Sires Stakes a...
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Crown out-of-competition tests all cleared

on 11/21/2014 12:00 AM
The New Jersey Racing Commission has cleared the out-of-competition tests screened to date on entrants in the $5.5 million Breeders Crown races to be held Friday, Nov. 21, and Saturday, Nov. 22, at the Meadowlands. This procedure has been routine for nearly a decade in the Hambletonian Society sponsored and owned Breeders Crown events, as well as the Hambletonian and Hambletonian Oaks. ...
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Changes made for Season 2 at Miami Valley

on 11/21/2014 12:00 AM
Miami Valley Gaming and Racing management is anxiously awaiting the start of the track's second exciting season of live harness racing when the calendar turns to 2015 in six weeks. Opening night of the rapidly approaching 89-program season is Friday, Jan. 2, with continuous five days a week live racing scheduled through Sunday, May 3.   Both patrons and participating horse...
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