Pacific Rocket dies in New Zealand at 29

on 05/21/2020 11:02 AM
Pacific Rocket, who joined the stallion ranks for owners Dr. Andrew and Suzanne Daniels at their Calderwood Farm in Albion Park, North-South Wales in 2008, succumbed to a sustained bout of colic and had to be humanely euthanized on Thursday (May 21). “Rocket” as he was affectionately known, had a successful stud career in both the U.S. and New Zealand. He was a lovely black horse s...
Read More releases new App

on 05/20/2020 3:31 PM, the sport’s leading online sales company, has just released a state-of-the-art Mobile App to make using its service on an IPhone, IPad and Android even easier.  Horsemen worldwide with hand-held devices can now seamlessly start auctions and private sales, bid on horses, search listings, upload photos and much more. Download the App at “We didn&r...
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Ohio Sires Stakes announces revised 3YO schedule

on 05/20/2020 3:28 PM
The Ohio Standardbred Development Fund Commission (OSDFC) has approved revisions to the 3-year-old divisions of the 2020 Ohio Sires Stakes (OSS) schedule. The first legs of the OSS series for 3 year olds—originally scheduled to take place on May 1 and 3 at Miami Valley Raceway—were canceled due to the covid-19 pandemic.   The revised schedule is as follows: June...
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Hillbilly's galore At Jackson's Virginia farm

on 05/20/2020 2:52 PM
Amanda Jackson is a registered nurse who works in the recovery room at Saint Francis Medical Center in the Brandermill section of south Richmond (Va.) by day, and is a Standardbred horse trainer/breeder/owner on other parts of the days, evenings, weekends and holidays when she is not working.    She has been active in Virginia's pari-mutuel harness racing circuit since 2008 w...
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June 22 Midwest Mixed Sale canceled, next sale Nov. 24

on 05/20/2020 1:41 PM
The June 22, 2020 Midwest Mixed Sale has been canceled due to lack of entries related to the Covid-19 crisis. Unfortunately, the timing for the sale didn’t quite work out, but we thank those that did enter and were overwhelmed with the amount of catalog requests. Our next sale will be the annual November Midwest Mixed Sale, to be held Nov. 24, 2020, which is the Tuesday before Thanksgiv...
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Retired trainer Bill Carroll, 85, dies in NC

on 05/20/2020 9:27 AM
Forrest William “Bill” Carroll, 85, passed away at his home in Pinebluff, NC, on May 10.   A native of New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, Canada, Bill was born on April 30, 1935. He was a horseman from day one, learning from his parents Weldon and Isabel Carroll. Weldon was a longtime trainer for Clearview Stables and Bill proudly followed in his father’s harness racing ...
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Tellmeaboutit headlines Wednesday qualifiers at Hoosier

on 05/19/2020 8:36 PM
Tellmeaboutit, last year’s sophomore pacing colt champion in Indiana, will make his 2020 debut in the second round of qualifiers at Harrah’s Hoosier Park since emerging from Covid-19 restrictions. Trained by Alvin Miller, the Tellitlikeitis gelding will start from post nine in the fourth race on the program Wednesday, May 20. The qualifier will mark the first start for Tellmeaboutit...
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NA Cup rescheduled for Saturday, Aug. 29, at Mohawk

on 05/19/2020 2:02 PM
 Woodbine Entertainment is excited to announce that the $1 million Pepsi North America Cup for three-year-old pacers is scheduled for Saturday, August 29 at Woodbine Mohawk Park in Milton, Ontario.   The eliminations will be held the week prior on Saturday, Aug. 22.   Originally scheduled for June 20, the 37 Pepsi North America Cup was postponed due...
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Dancer sponsors resolution calling for racing at Meadowlands

on 05/19/2020 10:46 AM
As shuttered sectors of New Jersey's economy begin inching back to life with more outdoor activities approved, such as horseback riding, Assemblyman Ron Dancer has sponsored a resolution supporting the Meadowlands Racetrack to resume horse racing, initially without spectators. “With a proper plan in place, the Meadowlands Racetrack should be allowed to operate, especially with Gover...
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Running Aces backstretch set to open June 1

on 05/19/2020 10:40 AM
Running Aces has completed many aspects of our preparations for opening our backstretch beginning June 1. The backstretch will be open at 6 a.m.–8 p.m. Horsemen and women are encouraged to reference the following links for information detailing the COVID-19 response prepared by Running Aces as well as complete the required forms prior to arrival at Running Aces. All health certificat...
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Indiana star TJ’s Top Pick in Tuesday qualifiers at Hoosier

on 05/19/2020 6:49 AM
A total of 10 qualifiers have been assembled at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Tuesday, May 19. The program marks the first round of action since the shutdown took place in mid-March for Standardbred racing due to Covid-19. Qualifiers will begin at 12 p.m. and horsemen and horsewomen are urged to arrive earlier than usual to pass through extended safety procedures set in place. Several standouts a...
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MSOA extends health insurance coverage

on 05/18/2020 3:01 PM
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact horsemen at The Meadows, The Meadows Standardbred Owners Association has extended health insurance coverage for all members under our health insurance plan for an extra month. (MSOA)
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Harrington gets OK to reopen; shooting for June 15

on 05/18/2020 2:04 PM
The Delaware Standardbred Owners Association (DSOA) advised its members on Monday, May 18, that Gov. Carney had approved racing activities to resume in the state on June 1. Harrington Raceway plans to schedule qualifiers and is estimating reopening on June 15, with new protocols in place.   "DSOA is currently in negotiations with Harrington regarding several items such as a pu...
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USHWA to sponsor monthly handicapping contest

on 05/18/2020 1:10 PM
The United States Harness Writers Association has announced that it will be the title sponsor of Scott Alberg’s monthly harness racing handicapping contest on Facebook. Alberg, the 2006 National Harness Handicapping champion, who also has numerous other handicapping titles, has been a Standardbred owner in the past, and has agreed to partner with USHWA as the contest’s new title spons...
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Auctioneer Cris Caldwell dies at age 63

on 05/16/2020 7:30 PM
Cris Caldwell, a fourth-generation auctioneer who has been part of the auction team at Tattersalls and Keeneland since for more than 40 years, has died at the age of 63 of pancreatic cancer. Caldwell, along with brother Scott, followed his father, the late Tom Caldwell, into the auction stand. Cris Caldwell was a regular working the Tattersalls Mixed sales at the Meadowlands. When ...
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Hickfromfrenchlick stars in Goshen qualifiers

on 05/16/2020 7:02 PM
As harness racing starts to make plans to resume activity around North America, many top Standardbreds from 2019 will be making first appearances of the season at tracks across the continent. One of those stars of last season to emerge for the first time in 2020 is New York Sires Stakes star Hickfromfrenchlick. The son of So Surreal - My Girls A Star was a winning machine for his connections in...
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Burke/Page win 5; OHSS champ Action Uncle romps in Scioto qualifiers

on 05/16/2020 6:39 PM
  Scioto Downs had their test run on Saturday in the form of 16 qualifying events in preparation for their pari-mutuel opening on May 22--their 62nd season. With Eldorado Resorts Senior Vice-President of Racing Joe Morris and Racing Secretary Jason Roth on hand to greet horsemen and women at the stable gate, the entry box was bursting with enthusiasm in the form of over 140 entrie...
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New York gets green light to reopen racing June 1

on 05/16/2020 11:51 AM
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announces at his daily Covid-19 briefing Saturday morning that all racetracks in the state can reopen for live racing, without fans, on June 1. The announcement specifically said all tracks can race without spectators, harness and Thoroughbred, and Yonkers, which is located close to New York City.   Cuomo added that guidelines will be announced in the...
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Coleman trainees impress at Sunshine Meadows qualifiers

on 05/16/2020 7:16 AM
Sunshine Meadows in Florida hosted eight qualifiers on Friday and there was plenty of star power in action including a fine-looking roster of 3 year olds from the stable of trainer Casie Coleman. The Pepsi North America Cup is on the dance card of two of the Glamour Boys who faced the gate this morning for Coleman including Indictable Hanover -- a very talented youngster w...
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Over 350 horses entered in ScD qualifiers

on 05/15/2020 8:52 PM
Over 350 horses dropped into the box for the first 2020 qualifier to be held at Eldorado Scioto Downs on Saturday (May 16). Due to the overwhelming response, unfortunately, many horsemen were left out. Preference was, and will continue to be, given to trainers who have been part of the racing program and regularly raced horses at the south Columbus oval.   “We wrote a ‘con...
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