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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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Bee A Magician still perfect with 16th win

on 11/09/2013 12:00 AM
Making her first start since winning the Breeders Crown on Oct. 19, Bee A Magician kept her perfect record unblemished as she stormed through the inside to win the American National 3-Year-Old Filly Trot in 1:55.2 on Saturday night at Balmoral Park.   The sophomore daughter by Kadabra was driven handily--but not without anxious moments--by Brian Sears for trainer Nifty Norman and ow...
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Hoosier, Vernon finish seasons

on 11/09/2013 12:00 AM
Hoosier Park Racing & Casino culminated their 2013 harness racing meet with a 14-race card in front of a packed house on Saturday, November 9. In addition to the racing action, Tyler Smith and Ron Burke secured leading driver and trainer titles, respectively.   Ron Burke, who led the trainer standings from start to finish, was officially recognized as the 2013 leading trainer of...
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Pan From Nantucket takes Yonkers feature

on 11/09/2013 12:00 AM
Pan From Nantucket (Eric Goodell) rebounded from a rare poor effort Saturday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's $37,000 Open Handicap Pace.   Content to watch early from post position No. 5, Pan from Nantucket was sixth as Fred and Ginger (George Brennan) worked past Live On (Jordan Stratton) right at the :27.2 opening quarter-mile. Dream Out Loud N (Brent Holland) just about bolted f...
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Nova Artist wins Dover's Delaware Special

on 11/08/2013 12:00 AM
Nova Artist, the 2011-12 Horse of the Meet, showed his strong stretch kick to win the season's first $27,500 Delaware Special while Second Wind N came from last to first in the $20,000 Open Pace on Thursday at Dover Downs.   On a program boasting fast finishing winners, trainer Eddie and Kathy Davis' Noble Artist came from sixth at the half to catch public choice Malak Uswaad N and T...
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New Weekend Preview now available!

on 11/08/2013 12:00 AM
Balmoral Park hosts a big night of racing on Saturday with eight American National finals, and the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview has all the details. How will the trotting mare Maven do against the boys? How about Captaintreacherous as he looks to bounce back off his stunning defeat last weekend? Can Bee A Magician continue her magical year and remain unbeaten? And will I Luv The Ni...
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Illinois legislature adjourns with no ADW solution

on 11/08/2013 12:00 AM
Over 20,000 Illinois horsemen are unsure about the security of their jobs today after the General Assembly adjourned without acting to extend online horse betting also known as Advance Deposit Wagering (ADW), a key funding source for the Illinois Racing Board. Without that extra funding, the Racing Board will have to dramatically curtail the racing season.   "It's beyond frustrating...
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Buchanan new chair of Ontario commission

on 11/08/2013 12:00 AM
Elmer Buchanan has been appointed by the Government of Ontario as Chair of the Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) for a term of one year. Most recently, he served as a member of the Horse Racing Industry Transition Panel, which met with industry participants and worked to develop a vision for the industry's future. Buchanan's knowledge, leadership and dedication will benefit both the horse racing i...
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Daughters of Delinquent Account top $200k

on 11/08/2013 12:00 AM
Two daughters of the great race filly and broodmare Delinquent Account topped the first session of the two-day Standardbred Horse Sales Company mixed auction in Harrisburg Friday, bringing bids of $240,000 and $230,000.   Selling as part of the complete dispersal of mares owned by Brittany Farms and the equine holdings of the late Brian Monieson, Credit Rating, a daug...
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