NY stallion list for 2020 now online

on 01/24/2020 3:48 PM
The Agriculture & New York State Horse Breeding Development Fund has published its list of eligible stallions for the 2020 breeding season. The list includes 39 registered Standardbred stallions, of which seven are new this year. The full Stallion Directory, featuring pedigrees, career statistics and earnings of the eligible stallions, will be available online in the coming da...
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Morrisville sale set for September 20

on 01/24/2020 3:45 PM
SUNY Morrisville will hold its annual Yearling Sale Sunday, Sept. 20. This year marks the 29th year for the annual sale. The Sunday venue follows the NY Excelsior Finals held Saturday, Sept. 19, at Tioga Downs.   The New York breeding and racing program has been a strong economic supporter of the Morrisville Equine Program for many years. The SUNY Morrisvi...
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Hanover Shoe Farms purchases Youaremycandygirl

on 01/24/2020 12:24 PM
Hanover Shoe Farms Inc. has announced that it has purchased 2017 Two-Year-Old Pacing Filly of the Year and world champion Youaremycandygirl  P, 3, 1:48.2M  ($1,566,292).   Winner of the Breeders Crown, She’s A Great Lady and Three Diamonds at age two and the Empire Breeders Classic and Matron at three, Youaremycandygirl is from harness racing’s mos...
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Tioga racing info, dates, now online

on 01/24/2020 9:46 AM
The 15th season of live harness racing at Tioga Downs begins on Kentucky Derby Day, May 2, as has become the custom at the Jewel of the Southern Tier. The racing season will cover 58 dates, racing Friday, Saturday and Sunday each week until the NY Excelsior finals will bring the curtain down on Sept. 19.   Along the way the racing will continue to provide a solid option in the nort...
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New Preview, with Prix d'Amerique field, now available

on 01/23/2020 4:26 PM
When the leaders are away, the rest can make hay. That’s the case at the Meadowlands this weekend with drivers Dexter Dunn and Yannick Gingras not in action. That gives third-place Corey Callahan a chance to move up in the standings, and in the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview, he spoke to Gordon Waterstone about his chances with Pappy Go Go in the Preferred Trot, one of his 25 d...
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Arnold, Binkley inseparable, again

on 01/23/2020 2:02 PM
Growing up together in southeastern Illinois, Jazmin Arnold and Alesha Binkley were inseparable during their summers off from school. “If you saw me, you saw her; if you saw her, you saw me,” Arnold said, laughing. “We were together so much that we would take turns staying at each other’s house,” Binkley said. “Our parents were good friends and we ran ar...
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Major doping threat uncovered by NY lab

on 01/23/2020 1:21 PM
The New York Equine Drug Testing Program’s director Dr. George Maylin has confirmed the presence of a major doping threat to both human and equine sport in two Standardbred horses racing at Yonkers Raceway. The New York horse racing lab is believed to be the first laboratory, in either horse racing or the worldwide WADA network of human testing labs, to screen for and confirm the presence o...
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Gingras, Dunn won 18 last weekend at Big M

on 01/23/2020 11:15 AM
The Meadowlands is known as a track with a driver colony that’s got big-time talent from top to bottom, but last weekend, two standouts stood far above the rest of the crowd. Over the course of the two-day race week at the Big M on Jan. 17-18, Dexter Dunn and Yannick Gingras were both at the top of their respective games, to say the least. Of the 28 races contested, the prolific pair...
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Don't mention "r" word around this warhorse

on 01/23/2020 9:29 AM
Heavenly Knox has known more adversity than most Standardbreds.   Confusion surrounding his registration kept him from racing until 4. Last summer, he was so sore that his connections retired him...not for the first time.   But the old warhorse loves competing so much that he refused to stay retired. Now, at 9, he’s back at it, adding to his $124,750 bankroll and defy...
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You're Majestic holds on to win Meadows feature

on 01/22/2020 7:48 PM
Challenged inside and outside in deep stretch, You're Majestic dug deep and captured Wednesday's feature at The Meadows, an $11,500 Filly & Mare Conditioned Trot.   You're Majestic threw down a quick 1:25.1 three-quarters, which made her appear vulnerable to the menacing first-over move of Tamar and the Lightning Lane charge of Bessie. But the 8-year-old daughter of Ma...
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Sweet Mr Pinetucky returns to MVR winner’s circle

on 01/21/2020 7:16 PM
Sweet Mr Pinetucky (Trace Tetrick) returned to the winner’s circle for the second time in three weeks Tuesday afternoon at Miami Valley Raceway, winning the $25,000 Open Handicap Trot in 1:53.3 over Walter White (Jeremy Smith) and Trumpets (Ed Greeno Jr.).  The quick clocking, on a frigid 27 degree afternoon, equaled the winner’s lifetime best and raised the 6-year-old&rsqu...
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Bendis, Pollack sweep Meadows Tuesday features

on 01/21/2020 7:14 PM
Icanflylikeanangel set sail after the leader, Perlucky, at the three-quarters, collared him in mid-stretch and went on to capture Tuesday’s $18,000 Open Handicap Trot at The Meadows.   Icanflylikeanangel was third when Mike Wilder tipped him off the cones. The 6-year-old Archangel-Fox Valley London gelding advanced determinedly on Perlucky, downing him by a half-length in 1:53.3...
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USHWA announces Media Award winners

on 01/21/2020 1:16 PM
Derick Giwner and Melissa Keith were named winners of the 2019 John Hervey Awards for excellence in harness racing journalism while Chris Gooden and Mark Hall were named recipients of the George Smallsreed Awards for photography and Woodbine Entertainment Group was selected winner of the Sam McKee Award for broadcasting, the U.S. Harness Writers Association announced Tuesday.   The wi...
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McClure at Milton Sports Celebrity Dinner

on 01/21/2020 1:02 PM
Fresh off a career-best season, driver Bob McClure will appear at the 18th annual Milton Sports Celebrity Dinner and Auction on Tuesday, Feb. 4 at RattleSnake Point Golf Club. A finalist for Driver of the Year at the upcoming O’Brien Awards, McClure will join sports celebrities Eric Lindros, Alvin Williams, Jack Armstrong, Tessa Bonhomme and Tyler McGregor as the stars for the...
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Southwind Amazon is sport's newest millionaire

on 01/21/2020 8:34 AM
Storied pacer Southwind Amazon became a millionaire winning the $15,000 Open Pace on Monday in MGM Northfield Park’s ninth race.  Southwind Amazon went to the gate with 88 career wins and $998,216 in earnings. Monday’s victory yielded $7,500, bringing his career tally to $1,005,716. The 10 year old was assigned the outside post six in the evening’s featur...
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Lindy The Great tops Tattersalls at $450,000

on 01/20/2020 8:14 PM
Six-year-old trotter Lindy The Great, who won last year’s Caesars Trotting Classic and was second in the Allerage Farms Open Trot, brought the top price at Monday’s (Jan. 20) Tattersalls Winter Mixed Sale at The Meadowlands, selling for $450,000, while 4-year-old pacer Escapetothebeach was No. 2 on the list, purchased for $250,000.   Lindy The Great was acquired by an owners...
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Away My Baby, Entranced advance to final

on 01/20/2020 7:25 PM
Away My Baby and Entranced punched tickets to the ‘Big Dance’ by winning $17,500 splits of the final preliminary leg of the Claim To Fame Series for $15,000 trotters at Miami Valley Raceway on Monday afternoon (Jan. 20).  The championship leg next Monday, Jan. 27, features a $27,500 purse.   Away My Baby (Tyler Smith) pulled a major upset in the first division, edging r...
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3 wins, 2 seconds for Key at Meadows

on 01/20/2020 7:20 PM
Tricky Nick roared from the pocket at the top of the lane, surged past the leader, IC Caviar, and went on to capture Monday's feature at The Meadows, a $12,700 Conditioned Trot.   Although IC Caviar enjoyed a fairly comfortable 57.4 on the point, he was no match for the late power of Tricky Nick, who defeated him by 3/4 lengths in 1:56 for Dan Rawlings. Favorite Mac Deeno experien...
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Winbak of Ontario stallion showcase Feb. 9

on 01/20/2020 2:17 PM
Winbak Farm of Ontario will be hosting a stallion showcase and open house on Feb. 9. The event will be from 12-3 p.m. and the stallion showcase will be from 2-2:30 p.m.   Potential breeders are encouraged to come to the farm and meet the 11 stallions that Winbak Farm will be standing in 2020.   Winbak Farm is introducing 4 new stallions, Jimmy Freight, McWicked, Stag P...
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No elims for Maple Leaf, Pacing Derby

on 01/20/2020 1:14 PM
Woodbine Entertainment has announced the 2020 schedule for its industry-leading Standardbred stakes program at Woodbine Mohawk Park. More than $20 million in stakes races will be contested over the Mohawk Park racing surface in 2020, including $12 million-plus in Woodbine administrated events. The 2020 stakes season is headlined by a pair of $1 million events (Pepsi North America Cup and M...
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