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Sebastian K headlines big Hoosier card

on 09/18/2014 2:00 AM
Sebastian K, the world's fastest trotter, will make his Hoosier Park Racing & Casino debut as he heads a powerful field of ten in the $238,500 Centaur Trotting Classic on Saturday, September 20. Offering arguably the best 14-race card of the 2014 live racing season to-date, Hoosier Park will play host to a stakes-filled card that boasts lofty purses as Grand Circuit racing action returns to th...
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Sumatra surprises in Old Oaken Bucket

on 09/18/2014 2:00 AM
Sumatra won last year's Standardbred for 2-year-old colt trotters at the Delaware, Ohio, fairgrounds, and on Thursday afternoon he returned to the Buckeye State and captured the $118,300 Old Oaken Bucket for sophomore colts in 1:56.1.   Showing no signs of fatigue after being scratched "sick" out of his last scheduled race and not having started since Aug. 29, Sumatra overcame a par...
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Lost For Words captures Standardbred 2CP

on 09/18/2014 2:00 AM
David Miller parlayed a pocket trip behind Lost For Words into a 1:54.3 victory in the $58,045 Standardbred for 2-year-old colt pacers on a sunshine-soaked Thursday at the Delaware, Ohio, fairgrounds. It was Miller's 203rd career victory over the half-mile oval located just north of Columbus.   Miller was content to sit second with the 3-5 favorite Lost For Words as the 6-5 second c...
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New Weekend Preview now available!

on 09/18/2014 2:00 AM
We know you're still singing the Little Brown Jug ditty, but after the celebration in Delaware, Ohio, there is plenty of stakes action this weekend, and the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview takes you front and center to Hoosier Park.   Find out why trainer Linda Toscano will be doing a rain dance on Saturday as she sends out Market Share in the Centaur Trotting Classi...
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Let's Drink On It, Limelight Beach win Jug elims

on 09/18/2014 2:00 AM
Let's Drink On It toasted a victory in the first of two eliminations of the $647,500 Little Brown Jug Thursday afternoon at the Delaware, Ohio, fairgrounds. Driven by 21-year-old Tyler Smith, Let's Drink On It followed live cover and then moved three wide in the last turn to go on to the 1:51 victory.   Smith's task was made much easier when favorite Lyonssomewhere, who led through ...
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Miss Versatility final goes to Classic Martine

on 09/18/2014 2:00 AM
Classic Martine led gate to wire to win the $121,500 Miss Versatility final for older mare trotters Thursday afternoon at the Delaware, Ohio, fairgrounds in 1:54.1, equaling the national season's divisional mark.   Tim Tetrick used the inside post position to his full advantage as he had Classic Martine on top at every call. While Classic Martine clicked off fractions of :27.3, :57 ...
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Limelight Beach wins 69th Little Brown Jug

on 09/18/2014 2:00 AM
Limelight Beach came to Delaware, Ohio, for Thursday afternoon's $647,500 Little Brown Jug presented by Fazoli's winless in 12 starts but he left the fairgrounds two-for 14 on the year after capturing the pacing classic for 3 year olds in straight heats.   Driven by Yannick Gingras, Limelight Beach won his Jug elim in a career-best 1:50.4, and then bettered that effort in the s...
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Ohio young guns ready for first Jug start

on 09/17/2014 2:00 AM
Combined they have won more than 10,500 races. Each has won the Peter Haughton Memorial Award as the top young Ohio driver. They all rank in the top 20 for dash winning drivers. And, this year all three of the Ohio "young guns,' Aaron Merriman, Chris Page and Tyler Smith are making their first Little Brown Jug start Thursday at Delaware, Ohio.   Merriman, 36, is currently in second ...
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Four world champs aim for Miss Versatility

on 09/17/2014 2:00 AM
Four world champions meet in Thursday's $121,500 Miss Versatility Series championship for older female trotters at the Delaware County Fair in central Ohio. The group is led by Bee A Magician, who was the 2013 Horse of the Year in both the U.S. and Canada, and Classic Martine, who has won this year's Armbro Flight Stakes and two preliminary divisions of the Miss Versatility Series. The two ...
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Coleman, Settlemoir named to LBJ board

on 09/17/2014 2:00 AM
At Wednesday morning's annual meeting of the Little Brown Jug Society, the board elected Casie Coleman of Cambridge, Ont., and Jason Settlemoir of Cream Ridge, N.J., to the Little Brown Jug Society filling a pair vacant seats.   Coleman is one of the sport's top conditioners, winning two Little Brown Jug and Jugette titles. Settlemoir is the general manager of the New Mead...
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Wild Honey sets freshman trot mark on half

on 09/17/2014 2:00 AM
Recent Pennsylvania Sires Stakes champion Wild Honey romped to a 7 3/4-length victory in 1:55.2in the second of two $32,323 divisions of the Standardbred for 2-year-old filly trotters Wednesday afternoon at the Delaware, Ohio fairgrounds. The effort not only smashed the previous world record for first-year filly trotters on a half-mile track, it was also the fastest mile ever by a 2-year-old t...
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Lifetime Pursuit romps to Buckette victory

on 09/17/2014 2:00 AM
Lifetime Pursuit scored a 1:53.4 victory in Wednesday afternoon's $89,475 Buckette for 3-year-old filly trotters at the Delaware, Ohio, fairgrounds, becoming the first Hambletonian Oaks champion to capture the race since Lookout Victory in 1995.   Driven by Yannick Gingras from post 7, the 1-9 favorite Lifetime Pursuit wrested the lead from the Dan Rawlings-driven Broadway Socks&nbs...
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OBC action at Delaware

on 09/17/2014 2:00 AM
Rock N Randall (Ronnie Wrenn Jr.) went gate to wire to capture the final division of the $64,634 Ohio Breeders Championship for freshman colt pacers Wednesday afternoon at the Delaware, Ohio, fairgrounds.   Rock N Randall defeated a late charging Danger Storm (Ron Pierce) and Dyno Mite Man (David Miller) in 1:58.1.   Ollie Pop (Aaron Merriman) scored an upset wi...
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I Like My Boss's win streak ends at 15

on 09/17/2014 2:00 AM
Powerful Charger ($6.60, Victor Kirby) delivered I Like My Boss his first career loss with a 1:56 victory in the $17,000 Open Trot at Harrington Raceway Wednesday.   Owned by trainer Jim King Jr., and Tim Tetrick, the 6-year-old Powerful Emotion gelding edged clear late after a first-over grind and held off a game I Like My Boss who chased second over and ran out of racetrack in his...
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Jugette win for Delaware-based Color's A Virgin

on 09/17/2014 2:00 AM
Color's A Virgin's year-round home is in the Brian Brown Stable at the Delaware, Ohio, fairgrounds, so it should come as no surprise that she easily found her way into theJugette winner's circle Wednesday afternoon after winning her elimination and then coming back and capturing the second heat in 1:52.4.   Brown's barn is in the Jug Barn at the Delaware fairgrounds, so it was just ...
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Persuasive Look, Iron win American Nationals

on 09/17/2014 2:00 AM
The prestigious American National Stakes returned to Balmoral Park on Wednesday night with a pair of trotting events for 2 year olds sharing top billing on the nine-race program.   The ladies opened the action with a compact field of six diagonally gaited specialists battling for a purse of $57,200. Returning to the scene of her lone victory to date was just what the doctor ordered...
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Sportswriter fillies sweep OSS Gold at Mohawk

on 09/16/2014 2:00 AM
Dancin Caroll and Sports Chic, who are both half sisters to famous performers, are making themselves known as well after winning the pair of $105,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Gold Series contests for 2-year-old pacing fillies on Monday night (Sept. 15) at Mohawk Racetrack. Both races were conducted over a racetrack rated good and two seconds off due to rainy conditions.   In the first d...
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Cammikey out of Jug; Beach Body from Jugette

on 09/16/2014 2:00 AM
Cammikey, who drew post 8 in the second elimination for the Little Brown Jug, has been scratched sick. Trained by Bill Zendt, the son of Somebeachsomewhere is a homebred of Cam Land LLC, the nom de course of Nan and Wendy Cameron, who won the Jugette in 2002 with Always Cam.   Cammikey's start before the Jug was in the $260,000 Pennsylvania Sires Stakes final at Harrah's Philadelphi...
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Thomson, Parker, Marks headed to Goshen

on 09/16/2014 2:00 AM
Joe Thomson, owner of Maryland-based Standardbred breeding operation Winbak Farm, has been elected to the Harness Racing Hall of Fame, the U.S. Harness Writers Association (USHWA) announced Tuesday. Thomson and his wife JoAnn started Winbak Farm in 1991. The operation has ranked No. 2 among all breeders in purses earned each of the last 12 years, totaling more than $205 million since the st...
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Kindergartners back in class Thursday at Red Mile

on 09/16/2014 2:00 AM
The fourth leg of the Kindergarten Classic series, a Grand Circuit event for freshman trotters, will be raced on Thursday night at The Red Mile and again the entry box was filled to the brim.   Thirty-eight fillies necessitated four divisions and three of the four winners from last week return.   Bee The Queen was the fastest, scoring in 1:56 for trainer George Duch...
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