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Creatine, Foiled Again headed to Dayton

on 10/16/2014 2:00 AM
Hollywood Dayton Raceway, the new kid on the harness racing block, is pleased to announce that the richest pacer in history and the hottest free-for-all trotter in North America are headed to the five-eighths mile oval for the inaugural Grand Circuit stakes at the two-week old track. The $150,000 (est.) Dayton Trotting Derby and companion $110,000 (est.) Dayton Pacing Derby will both be contes...
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Blue Chip yearling videos now online

on 10/15/2014 2:00 AM
Blue Chip Farms' Harrisburg Sale yearling videos are now available on its website: http://www.bluechipfarms.com/. Yearlings may be inspected at the farm on a daily basis. Please contact the Jenn Connor at 845-895-3930 ex 10, or via e-mail: jconnor@bluechipfarms.com, to schedule an appointment. (Blue Chip Farms)
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Patience pays off for Sayitall BB

on 10/15/2014 2:00 AM
Ron Burke believes Sayitall BB is his best 3-year-old female pacer, which is why he kept her off the racetrack for more than three months during the summer.   Sayitall BB, who has won 11 of 16 races and finished worse than third only once in her career, was lightly staked this season. Rather than race the filly against older horses, Burke decided to wait for better opportunities in ...
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Colonial withdraws plans for 2015 racing

on 10/15/2014 2:00 AM
At the meeting of the Virginia Racing Commission in Richmond on Wednesday, Oct. 15, Colonial Downs owner Jeffrey P. Jacobs presented a statement which read in part, "I am now withdrawing Colonial Downs' thoroughbred and standardbred race day requests and the request for approval of the Old Dominion Horsemen's contract. I am also at this time turning in Colonial Downs' unlimited pari-mutuel own...
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Hempt, Lynch to be early closers in 2015

on 10/15/2014 2:00 AM
The Max C. Hempt Memorial Stake No. 61 and the James M. Lynch (Filly Division) for 3-year-old pacers will become early closers at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs in 2015. Both the initial nominating payment and 2-year-old sustaining payment that have been made on horses to the former stake event will be refunded by the Hambletonian Society. There will be a new nominating fee of $500 due for the...
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Info on 2014 NYSS breeders awards online

on 10/15/2014 2:00 AM
The Harness Horse Breeders of New York State are pleased to announce the 2014 New York Sires Stakes breeders awards have been posted on nysirestakes.com. The entire list can be found by clicking here. This year the breeder's awards were distributed under a new format as explained below: 1. Beginning for all foals born in 2014 and earlier, all funds available for breeder's awards wil...
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Craig Campbell, co-sponsor of Ind. PM bill, dies

on 10/15/2014 2:00 AM
Craig B. Campbell, 76, of Anderson, Ind., who co-sponsored the racing bill permitting pari-mutuel wagering on horse races in Indiana with the Dr. Larry Borst, died Oct. 8 at St. Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital after a brief illness. He was born July 22, 1938, in Anderson, the son of Jack B. and Lois M. (Howerton) Campbell and was a lifelong Anderson resident. He graduated from ...
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Maggi Romano to receive Rutgers award

on 10/15/2014 2:00 AM
Margret "Maggi” Romano, a founding member of the Standardbred Pleasure Horse Association, has been selected to receive the 2015 Spirit of the Horse Award from the Rutgers Equine Science Center. Romano, who resides in Clarksburg, NJ, is the wife of Anthony Romano, a member of the Board of Directors of the Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association of New Jersey.   "The award re...
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Yonkers saluting Cat Manzi on Saturday

on 10/15/2014 2:00 AM
To successfully salute Catello Manzi's career, one would need a vast vocabulary as well as a gaggle of gold stars. Manzi and his harness racing achievements shall be recognized by Yonkers Raceway Saturday night (Oct. 18), appreciated by friends, fans and competitors.   Take in the Catman's career numbers for a second…more than 91,000 drives, a figure unmatched by any jockey o...
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Fields set for aged OHSS Championships

on 10/15/2014 2:00 AM
The fields are set and anticipation is mounting for a quartet of $50,000 Ohio Sires Stakes championship races to be contested at Hollywood Dayton Raceway this coming weekend.  The divisions for four-year-old and up mares, on both the pace and trot, will be staged Friday with their male counterparts set to do battle for Buckeye supremacy on Saturday.  Post time for both programs is 6:...
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Political Cash sets Harrington track record

on 10/15/2014 2:00 AM
Bob Shahan and Donald Marine’s Political Cash ($4.60, Allan Davis) reset the track record for 2-year-old trotting geldings Wednesday (Oct. 15) with a 2:00 win as the fastest of six Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund eliminiations at Harrington Raceway. Trained by Shahan, the Political Briefing-Cashmere Sahbra gelding set all the fractions and held off Political Foe through the stretch ...
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Christoforou, Alagna take Mohawk titles

on 10/14/2014 2:00 AM
The 2014 Mohawk summer meet came to close Monday evening and hardware was handed out for the meet's leading driver and trainer. In acknowledgment of their tremendous seasons, the Woodbine Entertainment Group presents the top trainer and driver of the meet with a Movado watch.   Chris Christoforou picked up two victories Monday night to finish off the Mohawk summer meet as the leadin...
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Services set for Hall of Famer Bob Farrington

on 10/14/2014 2:00 AM
One of harness racing's first super-star trainer-drivers, especially in the Chicago circuit, Robert "Bob” Farrington, died Monday afternoon, Oct. 13, from a heart attack. He was 85.   Mr. Farrington was a six-time national driving champion, taking the title in 1961 and 1962 and again from 1964 through 1967. He was elected to harness racing's Hall of Fame in 1979, Mr...
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Jeremy Smith wins 6 at Hollywood Dayton

on 10/14/2014 2:00 AM
Jeremy Smith enjoyed a banner night at Hollywood Dayton Raceway on Monday night. The 34-year-old driver captured six races on the 14-race program, including the third race with trotter Detroit Rapper.   With the six-pack of wins Smith now has 12 this meet after seven programs and jumped up to a second-place tie in the local dash standings (with Dan Noble) behind only Chris Page,...
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Burke breaks purse record again, past $22 mil

on 10/14/2014 2:00 AM
With the record for purses in the bank and 11 weeks remaining on the calendar, trainer Ron Burke is now left to contemplate how much his stable can increase its earnings before the end of the year.   Burke, who in 2013 became the first trainer to eclipse $20 million in a season -- finishing the campaign with $22.23 million, moved $9,333 beyond that figure this year thanks to earning...
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Kevin Cummings having time of his life

on 10/14/2014 2:00 AM
Anyone involved in harness racing knows it's a difficult business to be successful in. For a driver, it's hard at the top and even harder on the secondary circuit. But for those who put in the time to hone their skill, there are rewards for that dedication. Kevin Cummings is a perfect example of that.   Cummings is a lifelong resident of Hamburg, N. Y., which is the home of Buf...
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Andy Miller returns; Perfect Alliance wins by 35

on 10/14/2014 2:00 AM
Driver Andy Miller, who has been sidelined since an April 15 race accident at Yonkers Raceway, returned to the sulky for the first time on Tuesday morning, driving the 4-year-old trotting mare Perfect Alliance to a 1:54.2 qualifying victory at Harrah's Philadelphia. Miller broke a pair of lumbar vertebrae in his back when the horse he was driving collided with a fallen horse, which led to h...
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16 entered in Yonkers Trot; 9 in Messenger

on 10/14/2014 2:00 AM
A total of sixteen 3-year-old colts and geldings, led by Kentucky Futurity winner Nuncio, have been entered for Yonkers Raceway's Yonkers Trot, final jewel of the Trotting Triple Crown. The number, which also includes New York Sire Stakes champ—and $30,000 supplemental entrant Gural Hanover--necessitated a pair of eliminations this Saturday night. The Trot offers a total purse of $580,000, w...
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Eliminations drawn for Fall Four at Woodbine

on 10/14/2014 2:00 AM
The top rookie pacers and trotters in harness racing are converging on Woodbine Racetrack this weekend for the eliminations of the Fall Four Stakes. Made up of the Governors Cup, Valley Victory, Three Diamonds and Goldsmith Maid Stakes, the Fall Four Stakes is an annual showcase of the best 2 year olds harness racing has to offer. This Friday and Saturday evening, Woodbine will play host to a ...
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KJ Ben wires field at Harrington, now 4 for 5

on 10/14/2014 2:00 AM
Round two of Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) action for 2-year-old pacing colts and geldings was contested Tuesday at Harrington Raceway with 27 horses competing in four $20,000 elimination divisions.   The fastest winner was Scott Woogen's KJ Ben ($2.10, Art Stafford Jr.), who was a wire-to-wire winner over Seboomook Katahdin in 1:55. The Riggins-Winsmith Karen colt comp...
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