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Southwind Roulette gives goose bumps

on 10/08/2014 2:00 AM
She might be best known for once bursting through a gaggle of geese on her way to victory at The Meadows, but co-owner Howard Taylor hopes that by the end of the season people recognize Southwind Roulette for her talent.   Southwind Roulette, who has won five of seven starts this year, races in the third of three Historic-Debutante Stakes divisions at Harrah's Philadelphia on Friday...
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Persuasive Look wins Lady Lincoln Land Cons.

on 10/08/2014 2:00 AM
Illinois conceived and foaled trotting fillies stepped into the spotlight on Wednesday night at Balmoral Park as a field of seven diagonally gaited youngsters battled in a $20,000 Lady Lincoln Land Stake Consolation. On paper it appeared to be a "one-horse race” and it turned out to be just that as Homer Hochstetler & Robert Buddig’s Persuasive Look romped to a...
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Ruddick Stables yearling videos available online

on 10/07/2014 2:00 AM
The videos of 16 yearlings Ruddick Stables will be selling at the Indiana Premier Yearling Sale to be held on Friday, October 17, beginning at 11:00 a.m., are now online and available on the farm’s website, www.ruddickstables.com.  They are also available via the Indiana section of the sale’s website, www.lexingtonselected.com. The farm owned and agent consignment includes yearli...
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Camluck retired from stallion duty

on 10/07/2014 2:00 AM
Seelster Farms, along with owners, New Destiny Stable and Al McIntosh Holdings Ltd., announce the retirement of Camluck from active stud duty.   As a racehorse, Camluck himself earned more than a million dollars and took a time trial mark at the age of five of 1:48.4 at Lexington more than 22 years ago. Camluck was inducted into the Horse Racing Hall Of Fame in 2003 a...
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Kimelman announces resignation from Blue Chip

on 10/07/2014 2:00 AM
Mike Kimelman, president of Blue Chip Farms, announced on Tuesday that he is resigning his position at the New York Standardbred nursery but plans to continue working in harness racing.   "I am resigning as president of Blue Chip Farms, but I will continue to be involved with the farm at least through the Harrisburg sale. The farm had a great sale in Lexington and I k...
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Better Caviar best at The Meadows

on 10/07/2014 2:00 AM
Parked the opening quarter before making the lead, Better Caviar still was much the best as he rolled to victory in Tuesday’s $18,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life Handicap Trot at The Meadows. Under Dan Rawlings’ handling, Better Caviar fought off a determined first-over challenge from Tamarind and scored in 1:54, 2 1/2 lengths better than the pocket-sitting Redder Than Red. The game Tama...
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KJ Ben fastest in DSBF splits

on 10/07/2014 2:00 AM
 Four $20,000 divisions of the first leg of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) for 2-year-old pacing colts and geldings were contested Tuesday at Harrington Raceway.  Two nights into DSBF 2-year-old action, first crop sires have enjoyed ample success.  Scott Woogen’s KJ Ben ($14.40, Art Stafford Jr.) was the fastest winner after a 1:54.1 impressive score. Th...
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RT Habenero too hot to handle in Lincoln Land

on 10/06/2014 2:00 AM
After finishing in the runner-up role behind the undefeated Fox Valley Qatar the last two weeks, Taylor and Robert Rietveld and Robert Taylor's RT Habenero picked the right night to turn the tables on the division leader as he turned in a sterling effort to win the year's richest event for Illinois conceived and foaled 2-year-old trotting colts taking Sunday's $97,000 Lincoln Land Stake b...
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Hanover yearling videos being posted daily

on 10/06/2014 2:00 AM
The Hanover Shoe Farms videos of yearlings consigned to this year's Harrisburg sale are now being taken at the Hanover Fairgrounds. Videos of these yearlings will be posted on a daily basis as they are done. They may be accessed at the Hanover Shoe Farms website hanoverpa.com. It is anticipated that all of the 220 yearlings will have videos on the website by Saturday, Oct. 11, which ...
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Hollywood Dayton going to 5 nights a week

on 10/06/2014 2:00 AM
The response from horsemen to the new Hollywood Dayton Raceway has been overwhelming, so much so that track management petitioned the Ohio State Racing Commission and has been granted permission to start their five-nights-a-week live racing schedule one week sooner than originally planned. The additional program has been slated for next Monday, October 13 with the regular 6:35 p.m. post time. ...
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NY proposing clenbuterol amendments

on 10/06/2014 2:00 AM
The New York State Gaming Commission announced on Monday (Oct. 6) that it is proposing amendments to its rules and regulations governing the administration of the bronchodilator clenbuterol in harness horses.   Concerns about the purported misuse of clenbuterol were highlighted during an investigation into a rash of catastrophic breakdowns at New York's Thoroughbred tracks in 2...
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Totally Rusty shines in Delaware stakes

on 10/06/2014 2:00 AM
Four $20,000 divisions of the first leg of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) stakes for 2-year-old pacing fillies were contested Monday at Harrington Raceway. The top eight point-getters from the first two legs will return to compete in the $100,000 final on Oct. 20.   The fastest and most impressive winner of the divisions was Carter Racing Stable's Totally Rusty ($2.1...
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Historic Acorn for 2YOFT at Philly Thursday

on 10/06/2014 2:00 AM
After finishing second to Jolene Jolene and Mission Brief in back-to-back world-record miles, Gold Cora's connections might wonder: Who will it be this time? "I hope if anybody it would be us,” trainer Rich Gillock said with a laugh. "It seems we're getting good at getting into those kinds of races. That's pretty tough sledding. But I'm not complaining. I'm happy to be second in those kinds ...
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Backstretch with Gordon: Season 12 Finale

on 10/05/2014 2:00 AM
The historic floral chair is in place this sunny Sunday morning at The Red Mile, getting ready to be the sitting place for the connections of the winner of this afternoon's 122nd renewal of the historic Kentucky Futurity for 3-year-old colt trotters. It looks like everybody will be able to sit on the chair in the sunshine, with a high temperature today of 60 degrees.   We made it through ...
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Marvin Miller, father of Erv & Andy, dies at 67

on 10/05/2014 2:00 AM
Marvin Miller, the father of horsemen Erv and Andy Miller, died Saturday afternoon, Oct. 4, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, Ill., after a long bout with cancer. He was 67. Mr. Miller, a member of the Old Order Amish Faith, was a long-time breeder and owner of Standardbreds. He managed the Arthur Sale Barn in Arthur, Ill., for more than 12 years, and also operated the Midwest Standar...
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Shake It Cerry wins Kentucky Filly Futurity

on 10/05/2014 2:00 AM
The filly equivalent of the Kentucky Futurity, the $224,000 Kentucky Filly Futurity, was contested in its 49th renewal on Sunday afternoon at With only seven sophomore filly trotters entering, the race went straight to final.   Shake It Cerry tangoed with six other fillies as the 1-5 favorite, and did not break a sweat, trotting to a 1:52.2 victory over Vanity Matters and Scream A...
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Michigan horseman Marvin "Clay" Hudson dies

on 10/05/2014 2:00 AM
Longtime Michigan horseman Marvin "Clay" Clayton Hudson died on Thursday, Oct. 3. Mr. Hudson owned, trained and drove numerous Standardbreds.   Mr. Hudson is survived by his wife, Anne Hudson, his daughter, Cindy Hudson Dietrich, grandson Kevin and grand-daughter Piper, great granddaughters Bella and Vylee, and great grandsons Crusade and Killian.   There will b...
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Nuncio bests Father Patrick in Ky Futurity

on 10/05/2014 2:00 AM
Nuncio won the 122nd edition of the $435,000 Kentucky Futurity Sunday afternoon at The Red Mile, doing so in a near gate-to-wire fashion over 2013 Dan Patch Winner, divisional leader and stablemate Father Patrick.   John Campbell sent Nuncio straight to the lead, while Father Patrick sat in the pocket, and Hillustrious kept up in third. Nuncio rolled by the quarter in...
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Creatine upsets Sebastian K in Allerage

on 10/05/2014 2:00 AM
Sunday afternoon's Kentucky Futurity card also featured four finals of the Allerage Farms open events for older horses.   Creatine launched off the gate to secure a spot on the front, waited patiently to strike, and got his nose in front of Sebastian K to pull off a 31-1 upset in the $173,000 Allerage Open Trot in 1:51.2.     Taking the front, Creatine set a swif...
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State Treasurer surprises in Allerage Open Pace

on 10/05/2014 2:00 AM
Yagonnakissmeornot, sent off the 3-2 public choice, raced from the back of the pack, and rallied strongly down the center of the course to hit the line right before Shelliscape, stopping the clock in 1:49.3 to win the $90,000 Allerage Farm final on Sunday afternoon at The Red Mile.   Anndrovette flaunted her agility by pacing from post 10 and right to the lead. Aunt Caroline also left, bu...
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