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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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Backstretch with Gordon: Where are my gloves?

on 10/04/2014 2:00 AM
Brrrrrrrrr!!!! We've gone from summer on Thursday, to fall on Friday, to winter on Saturday here in Lexington. The sun may be out this morning at The Red Mile, but that wind is making it feel darn cold. I knew I should have brought out the gloves. It was 47 degrees when I got to the track today, but the wind made it feel in the 30s. It's supposed to get up to 57 today, and then after a frost a...
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Nat A Virgin, Act Now win Garnsey splits

on 10/04/2014 2:00 AM
The filly counterpart to the Tattersalls, the Glen Garnsey Memorial, attracted two divisions worth of sophomore filly pacers, competing for a total of $220,000 at The Red Mile on Saturday afternoon.   In the first $110,000 Garnsey division, Nat A Virgin rode cover, and fanned to the center of the course in the stretch to fly by Gettingreadytoroll in 1:50.3.   Scott Zeron ...
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Tattersalls to Always B Miki, JK Endofanera

on 10/04/2014 2:00 AM
The hallmark event of the penultimate day of the Grand Circuit meeting, the $436,600 Tattersalls Pace, featured two divisions of sophomore colt pacers on Saturday afternoon card at The Red Mile.   Always B Miki displayed resilience, guts, and determination as he blazed around the Lexington oval as the 1-5 favorite in the first $218,300 division and held off his late chall...
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In The Arsenal upsets Artspeak in ISS

on 10/04/2014 2:00 AM
In The Arsenal (pictured) coasted to a victory when the undefeated Artspeak made a break in the stretch in one of the splits of the International Stallion Stakes, for the 2-year-old colt pacers, contested on the undercard of the Tattersalls Pace at The Red Mile on Saturday afternon. A total for four divisions, with a sum of $288,000 in purse monies, were held.   Undef...
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Lex Selected finishes with average up 10.1%

on 10/04/2014 2:00 AM
The Lexington Selected Yearling Sale concluded its 2014 auction on Saturday night with a double-digit increase in business for the five nights of sale sessions. The average price for the 645 yearlings sold climbed to $44,121, up 10.1 percent from last year's figure of $40,127, which was a 13.7 percent increase from the 2012 sale. The gross for the sale totaled $28,458,000, an increase of ...
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Jason Brewer gets 3,000th win in Dayton

on 10/04/2014 2:00 AM
Driver Jason Brewer reached the coveted 3,000 wins plateau on Saturday night at Hollywood Dayton Raceway, guiding Chipchompinchampin to an open-lengths tally for owner-trainer Jim Dailey. The 1:54 victory over Suncapade (Greg Grismore) and St Lads Zoom Zoom (Randy Tharps) pushed the 4-year-old son of Art's Chip's career earnings over $100,000 with the winner's share of the $8,000 conditio...
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All Bets Off wins over McWicked at Yonkers

on 10/04/2014 2:00 AM
Art Rooney Pace winner All Bets Off was fired off the gate by driver George Brennan and went on to win a $25,000 Open Pace for 3 year olds at Yonkers Raceway on Saturday night, with Hempt winner McWicked taking second. Both horses used the overnight as a prep for the upcoming Messenger at Yonkers.   All Bets Off, trained by Ron Burke, started from post 6 and cleared to take control ...
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Takter leads buyers, spending $1.7 million

on 10/03/2014 2:00 AM
Was there an Artspeak sold in this year's third session of the Lexington Selected YearlingSale? In 2013, Artspeak, this year's top 2-year-old pacing colt, was sold in the third session.   This year's third session was solid with 165 yearlings selling for an average price of $33,061.That average was down 3.4 percent from 2013, but last year's third session posted a whopping...
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Harrisburg Mixed Sale catalog now online

on 10/03/2014 2:00 AM
The 2014 edition of The Black Book 2 can now be found on Standardbred Horse Sales Company's website www.theblackbook.com/catalog-downloads.php. Printed catalogs are expected to be available for shipping on Oct. 10. The Mixed Sale begins on Friday, Nov. 7, and ends on Saturday, Nov. 8, at the PA Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, PA, following the Select Yearling Sale which takes place from Monda...
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