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Former Red Mile president Harry Miller Jr. dies

on 11/13/2013 12:00 AM
Harry B. Miller Jr., a Lexington attorney who represented movie stars, business leaders and some of the biggest names in the horse industry, and one time served as president of The Red Mile, died Monday, Nov. 11, at home after a short illness. He was 89.   Mr. Miller was born on Jan. 4, 1924, in Lexington and was reared by his mother Ann and step-father Circuit Judge Jack Winn ...
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Trotter "the size of a mouse, heart of a lion"

on 11/13/2013 12:00 AM
When Allan Richardson describes his Autumn Series starter, Rock Of Cashel, only a few words came to mind. "He's the size of a mouse with the heart of a lion.”   The young trotter who is "barely 15 hands” according to his trainer will leave from post position five in the first of two $15,000 Autumn Series divisions on Friday evening at Woodbine.   "He's coming along ve...
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Fort Silky looks to lock up bonus in McKeever

on 11/13/2013 12:00 AM
It's not often that the "star” of your team retires and the squad doesn't miss a beat. But that's the case for "Team Leonard” as Fort Silky looks to post his 16th win of the season and lock up a $20,000 bonus when he takes on seven other state-bred pacers in Friday's $30,000 Lester McKeever Stake at Maywood Park.   Fresh off three straight victories against open company in ...
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Still one more chance to earn TVG FFA points

on 11/13/2013 12:00 AM
The grand opening of Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment on Saturday, Nov. 23, is scheduled to include a pair of $50,000 preliminary legs for the TVG Free For All Pace and Trot. This is the last chance for horsemen to have their respective horses earn points to gain a spot in the $500,000 Pacing and Trotting Finals.   Additionally, the Race Office at the Meadowlands encourag...
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Blue Chip, Thomson are Bergstein-Proximity finalists

on 11/12/2013 12:00 AM
Blue Chip Farms and Joe Thomson of Winbak Farm are the finalists for the U.S. Harness Writers Association's 2013 Stan Bergstein-Proximity Award, an honor in the sport second only to election to the Hall of Fame.   Stan Bergstein-Proximity Award finalists were determined through preliminary voting of the directors of the U.S. Harness Writers Association (USHWA). The entire membership...
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Sam Hill edges Ultimate Beachboy by head

on 11/12/2013 12:00 AM
Under pressure on the lead throughout the mile, Sam Hill still was able to dig in late and capture Tuesday's $18,000 Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows.   Although Sam Hill thwarted the early challenge of Transcending, he appeared vulnerable to Ultimate Beachboy when the 2-5 favorite attacked in the stretch. Sam Hill responded gamely to the urging of Greg Wright, Jr. and held of...
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Tactic change pays off for Bombilla Hanover

on 11/12/2013 12:00 AM
It was a change of tactics that landed Bombilla Hanover in the winner's circle for the featured $8,500 Fillies & Mares Open 2 Pace on Monday night at Pompano Park.   The 5-year-old daughter of The Panderosa has a wicked early turn of foot, but driver David Ingraham elected to back off at the start and let a trio of early leavers battle through the opening quarter of :...
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Veterans Day six-pack for Brennan at Yonkers

on 11/12/2013 12:00 AM
George Brennan broke open the holiday six-pack, winning a half-dozen races during Yonkers Raceway's Monday "Veteran's Night" card.   Brennan began the evening prevailing with the people's preference Trip Hanover ($3) in the $12,000 pacing opener (1:54.4). After finishing a non-threatening third in the second race and having the gall to take the third race off, Brennan tired on the l...
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Pet Rock to stand at Ohio's Midland Acres

on 11/12/2013 12:00 AM
Pet Rock, the fastest pacer ever on a half-mile and five-eighths-mile track, will begin stud duties at Midland Acres in Ohio next year.   "We're thrilled to have a horse of his accomplishments to join our stallion roster," said Dr. John Mossbarger of Midland Acres. "His record speaks for itself. We're very appreciative of owner Frank Bellino and family for their confidence in Midlan...
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Singer Series at Big M moved back a week

on 11/12/2013 12:00 AM
Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment has made a slight change to one of its late-closer series. The Charles Singer Memorial Series has been pushed back one week, since the Meadowlands will be closed for live racing due to the Super Bowl festivities from Jan. 23 until Thursday, Feb. 6.   The Charles Singer Memorial Series will now begin on Thursday, Feb. 13 (previously Feb. 6)...
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Johnson goes online into winner's circle

on 11/12/2013 12:00 AM
Two years ago, owner/trainer Larry Johnson was at his home, browsing online when he noticed OnGait.com, an auction site dedicated to Standardbred racehorses. While there, he came upon a yearling catalogueand spotted a few interesting prospects.   Shortly after, with the click of a mouse, Johnson spent $11,000 and was the winning bidder of two yearlings.   Johnson pa...
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Smilin Eli's win kicks off big Matron elim night

on 11/11/2013 12:00 AM
The Matron Stakes eight elimination divisions were feature on a standout Sunday, Nov.10 program at Dover Downs. Drivers John Campbell and Corey Callahan had two wins each while trainer Jimmy Takter also had a double.   Smilin Eli led off the Grand Circuit portion of racing and was never headed in a 1:53.1performance coming the final panel in: 27.4 to win the $51,075 Three-Year-Old C...
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Shark Gesture now standing in Ohio

on 11/11/2013 12:00 AM
Stallion owners Norman Smiley, Gerald Smiley and TLP Stable, along with Abby Stables owner, Marion Beachy, are excited to announce that Shark Gesture, the richest son of Cam's Card Shark, will be standing the 2014 breeding season at Abby Stables, in Sugarcreek, Ohio. Shark Gesture p,2,1:51.3; 3,1:49.1; 1:48.1 ($2,818,021), had an incredible racing career at all ages, with 31 sub-1:50 mile...
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Classy N Quik, Bella's Spunkin win in DSBF

on 11/11/2013 12:00 AM
Classy N Quik and Bella's Spunkin won second division legs of Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) $20,000 preliminary frosh trots, while Monocromatic set a lifetime record of 1:50.1 scoring a wire-to-wire victory in the $20,000 Mares Open Handicap Pace on Monday at Dover Downs.   In the DSBF events, Mike Rossi steered Classy N Quik to victory in the first prelim. O...
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Summer Indian in exact repeat at The Meadows

on 11/11/2013 12:00 AM
In his last race, Summer Indian was parked from post 7 before grabbing the lead and rolling to a comfortable victory in 1:52.4. In Monday's $18,000 Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows, it was déjà vu all over again, as Summer Indian left from post 7, worked out the same trip and scored in the same time.   Dave Palone drove the 4-year-old Majestic Son-A Touch Of Frost geld...
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Beatgoeson Hanover sold for $410,000

on 11/09/2013 12:00 AM
The 5-year-old trotting mare Beatgoeson Hanover 1:51.4f, consigned by Northwood Bloodstock Agency, topped the mixed sale portion of the annual Standardbred Horse Sales Company auction in Harrisburg when she was sold for $410,000 on Saturday afternoon. Saku Mikkoh of Finland bought the mare, acting as agent, and said she will be exported to Finland to race. Beatgoeson Hanover, a daughter of And...
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Tough Rose, Let's Drink On It take 2YO Am-Nats

on 11/09/2013 12:00 AM
The first American National of the night started with a bang as 99-1 longshot Tough Rose captured the $115,000 Am-Nat for 2-year-old pacing fillies in a modest 1:54.2, then in the next race Let's Drink On It rallied to overtake Unlocked to capture the $113,000 colt division in 1:51.2.   Stanley Miller of Etna Green, IN owns, trains and bred Tough Rose, a daughter of United...
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Lindy's Tru Grit upsets 3YO trotting colts

on 11/09/2013 12:00 AM
Lindy's Tru Grit (pictured) scored a minor upset in the $235,000 American National 3-Year-Old Colt Trot at odds of 11-1, stopping the timer in a new lifetime mark of 1:53.3 for driver Tim Tetrick. The 3-year-old son of Cantab Hall is trained by Frank Antonacci for the Lindy Racing Stable & Robert Rudolph.   The brown colt notched his fifth career victory in 14 starts and pushed ...
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Market Share tops Maven; Pet Rock takes pace

on 11/09/2013 12:00 AM
Market Share wore down the leading Maven to win the $200,000 American National Aged Trot in a new track record time of 1:52.1 with Tim Tetrick in the sulky. Linda Toscano trains the 4-year-old Revenue S horse, who last won his $600,000 Breeders Crown test at Pocono Downs. It was the 20th career victory for Market Share and gave Tetrick his second of three American National crowns on the evenin...
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Charisma edges "Nitelife;" Captain rebounds

on 11/09/2013 12:00 AM
Charisma Hanover (outside) upset I Luv The Nitelife Saturday night in a nail-biting finish in the $161,000 American National for 3-year-old filly pacers in a new track and stake record clocking of 1:49 at Balmoral Park.   Driven by Yannick Gingas for trainer Ronnie Burke, Charisma Hanover is a sophomore daughter by Dragon Again, and notched her 15th career victory and 12th...
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