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Emmys Mayflower rewards Emmy Foster's convictions

on 12/16/2020 1:27 PM
When Eric Foster’s teenage daughter Emmy christened one of the family’s homebred filly trotters Emmys Mayflower, Foster was not a fan of the name.   “I told her I wish she named her something besides that,” Foster said with a laugh. “I didn’t think that was a very good racehorse name, a winning name. I said, that’s not going to be a good horse...
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Wisconsin horsewoman Amber Sawyer writes book about favorite horse

on 12/16/2020 9:54 AM
Veteran pacer Derek Bromac N enjoyed a long career on racetracks in both his native New Zealand and the United States—a career that stretched much longer than most. While an injury as a 13 year old took him away from pari-mutuel racing and into the barn of Wisconsin native Amber Sawyer to recover, his heart never strayed too far from the racetrack. Sawyer, captivated by Derek Bromac N&rsqu...
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Dec. 21 deadline for Caretaker of the Year nominations

on 12/16/2020 8:42 AM
The deadline for nominations for the 2020 Caretaker of the Year, sponsored by Art Zubrod and Leah Cheverie’s Fair Island Farm in conjunction with the United States Harness Writers Association (USHWA), is nearing on Monday, Dec. 21, 2020. The Fair Island Farm Caretaker of the Year Award recognizes the unsung heroes of the sport—the caretakers who maintain the health and welfare of the...
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Ask Me Ifi Care repeats in Pompano Open

on 12/16/2020 8:40 AM
Ask Me Ifi Care. bravely and confidently handled by Mike Micallef, scored a game repeat win in Pompano Park’s $11,000 Open Handicap Pace for Mares on Tuesday, stopping the timer in 1:51.4. The sharp 5-year-old daughter of Manhardt, who swept wide off live cover in winning last week’s top event for mares, secured her repeat win by going first-up in a brave move this time around, ed...
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Philly, Meadows cancel Wednesday; Monticello cancels Thursday

on 12/15/2020 8:01 PM
Due to the winter storm forecast for the Philadelphia region, Wednesday's (Dec. 16) races at Harrah's Philadelphia have been canceled. The Wednesday card at The Meadows has also been canceled. Also, Monticello Raceway has announced the cancellation of its Thursday afternoon race card. Live racing is scheduled to return to Harrah's Philadelphia on Thursday, Dec. 17; post ti...
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Blue Ivy wins Meadows Open; 178-1 Just Fly Beyond shocks

on 12/15/2020 6:29 PM
Blue Ivy powered to the lead from post 5 had little trouble controlling the mile as she captured Tuesday’s $17,900 Filly & Mare Open Handicap Pace at The Meadows.   After shrugging off the early challengers, Blue Ivy had plenty in reserve to thwart the late bid of the pocket-sitting Sports Flix, downing her by three-quarters of a length in 1:52.3. Brooklyn Lilacs was a ...
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Sunshine Meadows' deck opening Jan. 2

on 12/15/2020 2:37 PM
The 2021 seasonal opening of "On The Deck" will officially take place at Sunshine Meadows Equestrian Village in Delray Beach, Fla. on Saturday, Jan. 2.   That's when editor Jeffrey Bell says the 2021 Roster Book will be ready for distribution and all 2 and 3 year olds in training will be wearing their saddle pad numbers.   The Roster Book w...
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Yonkers Trot champ Goalfish dies at 23

on 12/15/2020 12:36 PM
Goalfish will always hold a special place in Jacqueline Ingrassia’s heart as well as harness racing history. Ingrassia became the first female driver ever to win a Triple Crown event when she captured the Yonkers Trot with Goalfish in 2000. On Saturday, Dec. 12, Goalfish passed away at Ingrassia’s farm, where the gelding lived out his life after retiring from racing in 2007 with e...
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Gimpanzee taking advantage of KY Stallion Bonus

on 12/15/2020 12:03 PM
“We are extremely excited about the new Kentucky Stallion Bonus Program approved last week by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission.  This is the next step in advancing the Kentucky program and one that is already making an impact with the announcement of three-time Breeders Crown Champion Gimpanzee retiring to stud duty at Diamond Creek Farm of Kentucky.  Congrats to the team at ...
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World Harness Handicapping Championship set for Nov. 13, 2021

on 12/15/2020 11:24 AM
Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment and DerbyWars.com are proud to announce the 2021 World Harness Handicapping Championship presented by DerbyWars.com — offering a $150,000 prize pool — is set for Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021. On that date, the top horseplayers in North America will compete for an estimated $150,000 prize pool.  The total prize pool is based on 150 entrie...
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Batavia Downs' handle soared in 2020

on 12/15/2020 10:08 AM
Despite the many challenges faced in every aspect of the business from day one right through the final race due to the global pandemic, Batavia Downs was able to race safely throughout the duration of its dates and just completed one of its most successful meets with regards to nightly handle.   “The 2020 season was a rousing success because all parties involved in the racing pr...
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Burke, Page, capture OSS Kaltenbach titles

on 12/15/2020 10:04 AM
Trainer Ron Burke and driver Chris Page have captured the 2020 Kaltenbach titles for the second consecutive season.     The Jerry Kaltenbach Memorial Trophies were established in 1988 and are awarded annually to the driver and trainer who have earned the most dollars competing in Ohio Sires Stakes (OSS) events in a single season.    Burke captured his third Kalten...
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DG's Caviar extends winning streak to 3

on 12/15/2020 8:27 AM
DG’S Caviar extended his winning streak at Pompano Park to three on Monday (December 14) with a sharp performance for driver Andy Shetler.   The four year-old son of Prime Time Caviar hit the wire in 1:53.2, despite the fact he started from the outside six post and was three-wide until reaching the lead three-eighths into the mile.   The winning margin was a measured ...
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Last card of year at Harrah's Philly now Dec. 27

on 12/14/2020 8:45 PM
Horsemen and horseplayers are advised that the 2020 meeting at Harrah’s Philadelphia will now conclude on Dec. 27. As a result of additional restrictions imposed in Pennsylvania effective Saturday (Dec. 12) causing the casino operations at Harrah’s Philadelphia to be temporarily suspended, racing will continue as scheduled through Dec. 27 with only essential personnel present and ...
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Jessiejesorjessica takes Meadows feature

on 12/14/2020 6:39 PM
Jessiejesorjessica charged through the sloppy Lightning Lane to grab her 15th win this year in Monday's feature at The Meadows, a $10,800 Conditioned Trot. Big Pete's Style is the season's leader in wins with 17.   Jessiejesorjessica zipped to the front from post 5 for Dave Palone but yielded to the pocket when Full Surge challenged at the quarter. The 4-year-old daug...
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Trackmaster's David Siegel to retire at end of year

on 12/14/2020 2:28 PM
David Siegel, who since 1996 has served as president and chief executive officer of TrackMaster (an Equibase company) and was instrumental in the company’s development of a comprehensive line of Thoroughbred and harness handicapping products, will retire at the end of the year. The announcement was made Monday by Jason Wilson, president of Equibase, and Ian Highet, chairman of the Equibas...
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Gimpanzee to stand stud in Kentucky at Diamond Creek

on 12/14/2020 11:04 AM
Courant Inc. and SRF Stable, owners of Gimpanzee, have announced Monday that Gimpanzee will retire to Diamond Creek Farm of Kentucky for stud duty in 2021. He will serve a book of 80 mares for a stud fee of $30,000. Syndication will follow the 2021 breeding season.   Gimpanzee is the first elite stallion prospect to be retired to stud in Kentucky since the Sires Stakes program was rev...
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Southwind Amazon's 100th has to wait as Bell I No upsets

on 12/14/2020 8:47 AM
Bell I No, driven by John MacDonald for trainer Tee Wine and the Jemaxpo Racing Stable, spoiled Southwind Amazon's quest for a 100th career victory by scoring a narrow victory in Pompano Park's $11,500 Open Handicap Pace on Sunday night. The 8-year-old gelded son of Rock N Roll Heaven, who has made a habit of scoring many of his wins on the front end, was "forced" to grab th...
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Off impressive debut, Dina Bolt N returns to Yonkers

on 12/14/2020 8:44 AM
Delaware-based trainer Dylan Davis’ name doesn’t appear in the Yonkers program regularly. Out of Davis’ 542 starters to date in 2020, only 17 of them have come at the Hilltop. When faced with a long ship each way and stiff competition, Davis wants to ensure that when he does make the trek, he is coming to win. “Personally, I love racing there, it’s ju...
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Hagemeyer Farms announces 2021 stallion roster

on 12/13/2020 4:58 PM
Hagemeyer Farms is proud to release its stallion roster for 2021, consisting of three hugely successful stallions remain and two new additions. The Hagemeyer roster consists of: • World champion Break The Bank K, who continues to produce winners such as Looking For Zelda, Risky Deeal and more, competing strongly in the Ohio Programs. • Nob Hill High, who is becoming o...
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