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Favorites dominate 2YO finals at Hoosier Park

on 10/10/2014 2:00 AM
It was a night ruled by favorites as Hoosier Park Racing & Casino played host to a 14-race card on Friday (October 10) featuring the fifth and final round of $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes final for the two-year-old divisions. Four Indiana Sires Stakes champions were crowned as the publics’ choice delivered in each of the four divisions. The action-packed night opened with the first $...
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Egosnattitude sets Harrington mark in DSBF

on 10/09/2014 2:00 AM
Opening week for the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) stakes eliminations for 2 year olds continued Wednesday as six divisions of trotters were contested.   The most noteworthy division was the latter of three colt and gelding divisions, in which Bib Roberts, Graham Grace Stables and M&W Stables' Egosnattitudes ($10.60, Jon Roberts) re-set the track record for freshman...
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Bax talks about Ontario Super Final starters

on 10/09/2014 2:00 AM
In 2001 John Bax enjoyed one of his best years ever as a Standardbred trainer culminating with an O'Brien Award as Canada's Trainer of the Year. One of the highlights of that season came on Nov. 10 at Mohawk Racetrack when he started four trotters in the Ontario Sires Stakes Super Finals and came away with three wins and a second.   That night Natashas Kiss upset her stablemate...
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Meadows offers record $50K Pick 5 guarantee

on 10/09/2014 2:00 AM
On Friday, The Meadows Racetrack & Casino will offer a $50,000-guaranteed pool—the largest such guarantee in track history—for its Pick 5 wager as part of the United States Trotting Association's Strategic Wagering Initiative. The Meadows added the "instant” guarantee after Wednesday's Pick 5 was uncovered, resulting in a three-day carryover of $17,142.70.   Minimum w...
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Batavia Downs now taking Kane Pace entries

on 10/09/2014 2:00 AM
Each year Batavia Downs signature event is the $50,000 Robert J. Kane Memorial Invitational Pace. The race which is named for the former chairman of the board of the Western Regional Off-Track Betting Corporation, owner of Batavia Downs Gaming, has played host to some of the biggest names in harness racing. The $6-million man, Foiled Again, won the race twice in 2009 and 2013 and Aracache...
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Big M announces $600,000 Winter LC Program

on 10/09/2014 2:00 AM
A blend of familiar names along with some new ideas will comprise the 2015 Winter Late Closer Program at the Meadowlands, with finals combining to an estimated $600,000.   Races like the Super Bowl, Charles Singer Memorial, Buddy Gilmour and Clyde Hirt all return, but this year they are joined by five new events for trotters and pacers alike.   There are three events for...
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Trio of drivers drop Jug Week kicking appeals

on 10/09/2014 2:00 AM
Drivers Yannick Gingras and David Miller told harnessracing.com Thursday morning that they have dropped their appeals to the Ohio State Racing Commission for penalties imposed for kicking during the Grand Circuit meet at the Delaware County Fair. Driver Brett Miller has also dropped his appeal, according to Gingras and David Miller.   The three drivers were originally each fined $50...
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New Weekend Preview now available

on 10/09/2014 2:00 AM
The Red Mile has cleared out and now the big guns have made their way to Chicago for Saturday night's big American National extravaganza at Balmoral Park. In the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview, find out why some of the big names who drew outside posts may not be at a disadvantage. One Am-Nat starter who drew a good post is Al's Hammered in the Older Horse Pace, and we've got h...
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Shelikescandy sweet in NJSS Green Acres

on 10/09/2014 2:00 AM
Shelikescandy was the sweetest of all, winning the $25,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes Green Acres final for 3-year-old trotting fillies on Thursday at Freehold Raceway.   The daughter of Chocolatier, driven by Steve Smith and trained by Dawn Anderson, bested a field of three in a non-wagering event. She stayed flat; the other two starters did not. The margin of victory was 14 ...
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SS Poseidon sails into NJ Futurity trot

on 10/09/2014 2:00 AM
SS Poseidon, winner of the $40,000 Harold Dancer Trot, is the 6-5 morning line favorite in the $33,500 New Jersey Futurity for 2-year-old trotters, the third race on Friday at Freehold Raceway. The Futurity, restricted to New Jersey-sired trotters, is sponsored by the Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association of New Jersey.   SS Poseidon (Muscle Hill-Silverstar Volo), cou...
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Bright Baby Blues fastest in Historic 2FT

on 10/09/2014 2:00 AM
There were four divisions of the Acorn Stakes (part of the Historic Series) for 2-year-old filly trotters contested on Thursday afternoon at Harrah's Philadelphia. They each went for a purse of approximately $25,000.   In the first division, it was emerging superstar Wild Honey (Yannick Gingras) going gate-to-wire for her eighth career win of just nine starts. The daughter of Cantab...
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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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