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Venus Delight takes mare feature at Yonkers

on 11/07/2014 12:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway's $35,000 featured Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace was won by odds-on favorite Venus Delight (Jason Bartlett, $3.70).   Assigned outside her six foes, Venus Delight, a stone closer who had run out of racetrack in her last couple, showed some rare early foot. She left into a four-hole as Robin Cruiser (Jordan Stratton) worked around Scandalous Hanover (Brian Sears). Cheap...
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Delaware Breeders Fund finals on Sunday

on 11/07/2014 12:00 AM
A pair of freshman pacers fresh from the recent Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund $100,000 finals head separate $10,200 divisions for young horses on Sunday, Nov.9 at Dover Downs. Post time is 5:30 p.m.   Seeboomook Katahdin, a winner of three races with two seconds in six career starts in a $10,200 2,3,4 and 5-year-old pace. Allan Davis, leading driver at the recently completed Harring...
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Gold Star Dynasty, Limelight win FSBOAs

on 11/06/2014 12:00 AM
With two classes of the FSBOA Stallion Stakes highlighting the midweek card Wednesday at Pompano Park, Gold Star Dynasty was in the "limelight” after a lifetime best 1:56.3 performance in the 2-year-old filly pace while the filly Limelight was creating a "dynasty” of her own in winning the distaff event for pacing sophomores.   Gold Star Dynasty, the splendid Six Of Diamonds fil...
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JC's Band moved to first in Dayton series final

on 11/06/2014 12:00 AM
The championship final of the "Stars of the Future” mini-series at Dayton Raceway on Wednesday night produced an exciting finish with three horses within a head of each other at the wire. Unfortunately for the winner of the photo finish, Blackhawk Lookout (Josh Sutton), he jumped offstride just steps from the line and was placed third in the official order of finish.   JC's Band (...
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Matron races featured in new Weekend Preview!

on 11/06/2014 12:00 AM
The NFL may have Thursday night football, but harness racing has Thursday night stakes racing, all front and center at Dover Downs. Thursday night's card features eight Matron finals for 2 and 3 year olds, and the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview has all the stories. Is he or isn't he? Is In The Arsenal a colt or is he considered a ridgling? Trainer Kelvin Harrison reveals his tak...
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NY horseman Jordan Myers dies at 56

on 11/06/2014 12:00 AM
New York horseman Jordan "Jody" Myers, who raced mostly at Saratoga Harness and Vernon Downs, died Thursday morning, Nov. 6, after suffering a massive stroke on Tuesday morning (Nov. 4) and never regaining consciousness. He was 56.   Mr. Myers suffered a stroke eight years ago, and while it affected his speech and activities, he remained active with his family, his horses, his ...
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Baumeister hurt in Batavia race spill

on 11/06/2014 12:00 AM
Jacob Baumeister, a 24-year-old provisional driver, was released from the United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia late Wednesday night after being involved in a racing accident at Batavia Downs.   Baumeister, driving 99-1 shot Vital Speed, appeared to hit the wheel of early leader, 53-1 Call Her Quick, with Jack Flanigen at the controls, as the field of winners of one bu...
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In The Arsenal wins Matron 2CP; Wild Honey rolls

on 11/06/2014 12:00 AM
In The Arsenal fired early, taking the lead from longshot Lyons Levi Lewis as the field came off the first turn, and never looked back on his way to winning Thursday's $193,200 Matron Stakes for 2-year-old male pacers by 1 1/2 lengths in 1:51 over a track rated 'good'at Dover Downs. Lyons Levi Lewis, sent off at odds of 99-1, finished second and Bet You was third. The victory by In The Arsenal ...
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Napolitano shrugs off spill, notches five-bagger

on 11/06/2014 12:00 AM
Three divisions of a mid-conditioned level trotheadlined the cardon a rainy Thursday afternoon from Harrah's Philadelphia, each going for a purse of $17,000. In the first division, it was 4 Leaf Racing's Smoother Ride (George Napolitano Jr.) with a front-end victory. The son of Yankee Glide quarter-brushed past early leader (and eventual second-place finisher) Muscolo (Tim Tetrick)just af...
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Yearling portion wraps up at Harrisburg

on 11/06/2014 12:00 AM
The Conway Hall-Talktalktalk filly named Time To Talk sold from the Fair Winds Farm consignment for $75,000 on Thursday at the Standardbred Horse Sale.   Time To Talk is just 21 months old, but the story behind her is 27 years in the making.   "My father Ed bought Martine Lobell (the dam of Talktalktalk), who is a Joie De Vie sister to Mack Lobell (1987 and 1988 Hors...
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WEG keeping November qualifiers at Mohawk

on 11/06/2014 12:00 AM
The Woodbine Entertainment Group would like to advise horsepeople that qualifiers will continue to be held at Mohawk Racetrack until the end of the month. Weather permitting, qualifying sessions will be held each Friday morning at 10 a.m. for the remainder of November. Horses must be entered by 10:30 a.m. on Thursdays to qualify on Fridays. Along with qualifiers remaining at Mohawk, ...
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Nuncio, Shake It Cerry strong in Matron trots

on 11/06/2014 12:00 AM
Nuncio made it five wins in a row, grabbing the lead before the second turn and never yielding the position on his way to a three-quarter length victory over Harper Blue Chip in 1:54.1 over a "good” track in Thursday's $200,350 Matron Stakes for 3-year-old male trotters at Dover Downs. Hillustrious charged from near the rear of the field through the stretch to finish third. Father Patrick, the...
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Meadowlands qualifiers moved to Friday

on 11/05/2014 12:00 AM
Due to inclement weather for Thursday, Nov. 6, qualifiers at the Meadowlands Racetrack have been moved to 9:30 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 7. Entries are due by 9 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5.
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Iowa horseman Kermit Hinshaw dies at 95

on 11/05/2014 12:00 AM
Kermit Hinshaw, 95, a former USTA director and a member of the Iowa Harness Racing Hall of Fame, died Tuesday, Nov. 4.   Born and raised in Richland, Iowa, Mr. Hinshaw owned and operated Hinshaw Homestead Farms in Richland, Iowa. He campaigned Jodevin 2,1:59, the 1976 national 2-year-old trotting champion, and winner of 21 out of 22 starts; Curtain 2,2:03.1, the fastest 2-year-old t...
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Muscle Diamond ready for Matron test

on 11/05/2014 12:00 AM
So far in his brief racing career, trotter Muscle Diamond's strength has been his attitude. It's a trait he might have inherited from his mom, former star Windylane Hanover.   "He's a lot like his mom,” trainer Brett Bittle said. "His mom wasn't a big horse. Her biggest asset was her determination, and he's kind of the same way. He's always charging at the wire and giving us what ...
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Western Vintage to stand in Ohio

on 11/05/2014 12:00 AM
Owners Perry Soderberg and Marvin Katz, are proud to announce that Western Vintage, by Western Ideal, out of the Art Major mare, Major Harmony, will be standing the 2015 breeding season at Abby Stables in Sugarcreek, Ohio. At 2, Western Vintage was a force to be reckoned with achieving his mark of 1:49.4 in the Bluegrass Stakes at The Red Mile in Lexington, beating the field of top level ...
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Trotting mare Perfect Alliance retired

on 11/05/2014 12:00 AM
Following a brief comeback attempt from sickness this summer, world champion trotting mare Perfect Alliance has been retired from racing by majority owner Jeffrey Gural of Little E LLC. The 4-year-old daughter of leading stallion Credit Winner retired with 13 wins from 33 career starts and earnings of $249,788. She last raced last Saturday in the Muscle Hill Mare Trot at Vernon Downs.  ...
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Western Terror colt tops HB day 3 at $200,000

on 11/05/2014 12:00 AM
The third session of the Standardbred Horse Sales Company's annual yearling sale in Harrisburg, Pa., continued at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Arena on Wednesday. Through the three sessions, a total of 810 horses had been sold for an average price of $37,718. The Thursday session concludes the all-yearling portion of the sale.   The Wednesday session was stronger than the same session...
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Local horses top contenders in Matron Finals

on 11/05/2014 12:00 AM
From among the top two-and-three-year-old colt and filly pacers and trotters in the sport vying for $1,562,150 in purses in all eight Matron Stakes finals on the card, a plentiful group of owners from the Delaware Valley will be competing for a significant portion of the stakes money, on the biggest Thursday in racing at Dover Downs on Nov. 6. Post time is 4:30 p.m. Howard Taylor , a prom...
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Driver George Napolitano Jr. injured at Pocono

on 11/05/2014 12:00 AM
Driver George Napolitano Jr. was injured in an accident during a race at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs on Wednesday night. Napolitano, Pocono’s leading driver once again this year, was driving #9 Waltzacrossthewire in the seventh race when Southwind Terror broke stride in front of them on the back stretch. Napolitano was dumped to the track as his horse tried to avoid the breaking horse. ...
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