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Stakes, Harrisburg featured in Weekend Preview

on 10/31/2013 2:00 AM
A big weekend of racing begins Friday at Hoosier Park where three recent Breeders Crown champions are in action—Captaintreacherous, Spider Blue Chip and Foiled Again—and the new HarnessRacing Weekend Preview has all the details. Also, be sure to check out our special Harrisburg Sale Preview pages, especially if you're planning on finding next year's star 2 year olds. Included is a look bac...
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Dan Patch champ returns to Hoosier Park

on 10/31/2013 2:00 AM
After an impressive victory earlier this season in Hoosier Park's signature event, the $200,000 Dan Patch Invitational, Bolt the Duer will return to Hoosier Park once again with an eagerness to defend his Hoosier Park winning streak. The 4-year-old son of Ponder will get the opportunity to visit Hoosier Park's winner's circle once more on Friday as he faces nine other rivals in the $223,5...
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Retired CHHA director Weldon Stockwell dies

on 10/30/2013 2:00 AM
Weldon Stockwell, 88, of Sunbury, Ohio, died Monday, Oct. 28, at Riverside Methodist Hospital.   He was born June 30, 1925, in Trenton Township to the late Clarence C. and Opal V. (Leak) Stockwell. A 1943 graduate of Sunbury High School, Mr. Stockwell served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II. He went on to marry the love of his life, Nancy (Beacom) Stockwell on Oct. ...
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Simpsons set for Friday at Vernon Downs

on 10/30/2013 2:00 AM
The John F. Simpson Memorial Stakes, a Grand Circuit event for 2-year-old pacers and trotters, makes a stop at Vernon Downs on Friday night.   The freshman trotting colts start the show in Races 1 and 3 dubbed the "Super Bowl", with a pair of five-horse fields each for a purse of $13,271. Trainer Chris Ryder has a Muscle Hill contender in each division and has an ownership posi...
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Vinci romps by 12 in Godfather Pace

on 10/30/2013 2:00 AM
The Italian Americans now have someone to cheer for in Monticello Raceway's Heritage Drivers Series finale after Rock Vinci drove Southwind to an easy 2:00 triumph in this year's Godfather Pace on Monday afternoon.   The race, which featured drivers of Italian extraction, was the seventh leg of the year-long series and now Vinci will join the winners of the previous preliminary...
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Captaintreacherous aims for 7 in a row

on 10/30/2013 2:00 AM
Captaintreacherous added to his list of accomplishments when he won the Breeders Crown on Oct. 19, but his work is not finished. The 3-year-old colt pacer heads to Hoosier Park on Friday night to face a field of nine foes in the $252,000 Monument Circle. The race is part of a stakes-filled card that also includes the $286,500 Carl Erskine for 3-year-old trotters and the $223,500 Hoosier P...
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Ohio Sires Stakes finals bumped to $200,000

on 10/30/2013 2:00 AM
At a meeting of the Ohio Standardbred Development Fund (OSDF) Committee Wednesday,  the three-member panel approved increases for 2014 that include guaranteed purses of $200,000 in each of eight Ohio Sires Stakes championships.   Purses for races leading up to the championships were also increased. Each of 32 preliminary races will be worth at least $40,000 if two or more divis...
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Photo Surprise takes Cardinal at Balmoral

on 10/30/2013 2:00 AM
Fresh off the two biggest wins in his career, Jerry Graham's Photo Surprise continued his late season surge towards divisional honors among the Illinois conceived and foaled two-year-old colt trotting set as he cruised to an easy 3 ¾ length victory in 1:59.2 in Wednesday's $42,200 Cardinal Stake at Balmoral Park.   Confidently handled by driver Mike Oosting, the gelded son of ...
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Brower joins Cal Expo handicapping team

on 10/29/2013 2:00 AM
Fans will be getting some extra insight into the popular Pick 4 at Cal Expo as noted handicapper and author Dave Brower will be lending his expertise beginning Friday night, Nov. 1, as he puts up sample tickets and interacts with track announcer Gary Seibel on the simulcast.   "I've been an avid harness racing fan since age 10 and I suppose I've worked in just about every aspec...
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Four-bagger gives Henry his 5,000th victory

on 10/29/2013 2:00 AM
Perhaps it was a Halloween omen when Monster In Law crossed the wire first in Monday afternoon's ninth race at The Raceway at Western Fair District, giving driver Trevor Henry career win number 5,000.   The 8-year-old gelding was pointed to the front from the outside post seven and, once on the lead, did not look back in posting a 1:55.3 score--his 31st career win.   ...
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Dover Downs set to open Sunday

on 10/29/2013 2:00 AM
Sunday, Nov. 3, is opening day of the 2013-2014 season at Dover Downs. The six-month long meet continues through April 10, 2014.   Many of the sport's top horses and drivers will compete in the Delaware Capital City raceway's 45th season. Race secretary Rod Newhart again directs the highly competitive 107 programs.   Dover Downs begins an outstanding "Novemberfest of...
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The Captain draws post 2 in Monument Circle

on 10/29/2013 2:00 AM
Captaintreacherous, fresh off his Breeders Crown final victory on Oct. 19 at Pocono Downs, has drawn post 2 in Friday night's $252,000 Monument Circle for 3-year-old colt pacers at Hoosier Park. The Tony Alagna trainee brings a six-race win streak to Hoosier Park and a 12-for-13 overall record this year as he continues his quest for back-to-back Pacer of the Year honors as well as Horse of the Y...
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Parsons pupils headline Autumn Series

on 10/29/2013 2:00 AM
After capturing both their divisions of the opening round of the Autumn Series last week, both Sweetie Hearts and Wonderland Snow have stamped their way into the $25,000 (est.) final on Nov. 8 at Woodbine.   But first, the pair will contest the lone division of the second leg, Thursday at the Rexdale oval.   Trained by Ron Parsons, Sweetie Hearts and Wonderland Snow ...
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Favorites draw outside posts in Messenger

on 10/29/2013 2:00 AM
The gods of the open draw had their fun at the expense of the eliminations winners, as Sunfire Blue Chip (1:52 a week ago) and Lucan Hanover (1:52.2 a week ago) drew post positions Nos. 7 and 8, respectively, for Saturday night's $450,000 final of the Messenger Stakes at Yonkers Raceway.   The 58th Messenger, final jewel of the Pacing Triple Crown. goes as the eighth race (approxima...
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My MVP to stand at Sugar Valley Farm in Ohio

on 10/29/2013 2:00 AM
Sugar Valley Farm with Brittany Farms, Joe Sbrocco and Modern Family Partners is pleased to announce that My MVP, winner of the 2012 Kentucky Futurity, will stand stud at Sugar Valley Farm in Delaware, Ohio at the completion of his 4-year-old racing season.   My MVP is by Cantab Hall out of Exceed Expectations and is currently trained by Tony Alagna.   As a sophomore, My...
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Palone notches seven-bagger at The Meadows

on 10/29/2013 2:00 AM
Dave Palone, North America's all-time "winningest” driver, padded his career total considerably Tuesday at The Meadows when he drove seven winners on the 15-race card.   While three of the victories were for trainer Ron Burke, Palone also notched a win each for conditioners Paul Kennedy, Tye Loy, Tim Twaddle and Clay Faurot Jr. Most of Palone's winning horses were heavily supporte...
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HTA announces scholarship winners

on 10/29/2013 2:00 AM
Three college students with high marks, high hopes and high ideals have been named winners of Harness Tracks of America's 2013 college scholarships. Each recipient has harness racing family connections and each receives a $5,000 check toward their college education.   Each of the winners has worked with harness horses and in harness racing. The 2013 winners are:   CHELSEA...
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Bailey's Wish gets her wish in Violet

on 10/28/2013 2:00 AM
Illinois state-bred trotting fillies took center stage Sunday night at Balmoral Park as the ICF stakes season continued to wind down, with a field of nine diagonally gaited freshmen taking to the track to slug it out in the $42,500 Violet Stake.     With the move back into the state-bred ranks after finishing fifth against open company in the Hanover last time out, Ja...
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Two repeat as Virginia-bred champs at Colonial

on 10/28/2013 2:00 AM
Blueridge Adalia and Candid Photo won Virginia-bred divisional titles for the second straight year Sunday as 3 year olds as Colonial Downs closed out its 16th annual fall harness racing season with the $380,000 "Day of Champions” card.   Morgan Hagerman's Blueridge Adalia captured the 2-year-old filly pacing title a year ago and wired the field in Sunday's title race as a sophom...
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Glidemaster moving to Winbak of New York

on 10/28/2013 2:00 AM
Brittany Stallion Management has announced that world champion racehorse and sire Glidemaster is being relocated to Winbak Farm of New York. Winbak will be assuming managerial duties for the stallion, whose fee will remain at $4,000. Glidemaster's trainer and shareholder Blair Burgess said the move is a great fit. "Glidemaster sires outstanding gate speed and half-mile track ability, a...
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