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Wolfenden, Dennis in Harrington dead heat

on 10/24/2013 2:00 AM
Going into the final night of the 2013 live racing meet at Harrington Raceway, drivers Ross Wolfenden, George Dennis and Allan Davis were separated by just two wins in the race for the driving championship. When the dust settled Thursday, Dennis and Wolfenden finished in a deadlock with 144 wins, while Allan Davis put up a gallant fight in third with 142.   Dennis entered the n...
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Two Ohio racetracks approved for 2014 dates

on 10/24/2013 2:00 AM
The Ohio State Racing Commission approved live racing dates at two commercial racetracks next year during its monthly meeting in Columbus on Thursday.   Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway, formerly Raceway Park, was granted 56 live days that won't begin until the racing permits are moved to Dayton.The company will also conduct video lottery terminal wagering at the new racetrack. Ra...
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Autumn Series gets underway at Woodbine

on 10/24/2013 2:00 AM
Beginning Thursday night Woodbine Racetrack will be playing host to the Autumn Series featuring 2-year-old colt and filly pacers and trotters as well as 3-year-old pacers and trotters of both sexes. Each series will consist of two preliminary legs and a final.   A quartet of divisions kicked off on Thursday evening. Two divisions for 2year-old filly trotters and a pair for rook...
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American Ideal's 2014 fee set at $10,000

on 10/23/2013 2:00 AM
Brittany Stallion Management has announced that the book for world champion pacing sire American Ideal is now open for 2014, with his fee set at $10,000 for next year. He stands at Blue Chip Farms in New York.   In making the announcement, Brittany manager Art Zubrod noted that the stallion is enjoying one of his best years at the sales, while his offspring continue to add to h...
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Elite Awards captures Delaware Breeders final

on 10/23/2013 2:00 AM
Karen Walls' Elite Awards ($2.40, George Dennis) completed a sweep of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) events at Harrington Raceway by winning the $100,000 final Tuesday in 1:55. Trained by David Rearic, the Powerful Toy gelding equaled his track record that he set in his win on October 8. Elite Awards raced from off the pace as Hawker fired from post eight and set fractions o...
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Date, name changes for Hoosier GC stakes

on 10/23/2013 2:00 AM
Here are some important reminders to owners and trainers regarding date and name changes for the upcoming Grand Circuit stakes at Hoosier Park.   The 2-year-old Circle City races have been renamed The Madison County. The Elevation, Carl Erskine (formerly the Oliver trot), Monument Circle, Hoosier Park Pacing Derby (formerly the Indiana Pacing Derby), will be contested on Friday, Nov...
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PA-sired horses set earnings record

on 10/23/2013 2:00 AM
As of Oct. 21, Pennsylvania-sired 2- and 3-year-old trotters and pacers have earned $37,056,780 racing at the three Pennsylvania pari-mutuel racetracks, The Meadows, Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs and Harrah's Philadelphia, in addition to the amounts earned at the 15 non-pari-mutuel Pennsylvania fair racetracks.   The amount does not include monies earned by Pennsylvania-sire...
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Kindergartners set to graduate Friday at Vernon

on 10/23/2013 2:00 AM
After five preliminary legs that began at the Meadowlands on Aug. 2 then wound through Tioga Downs and The Red Mile on their way to Vernon, the Kindergarten Trotting Classic finalists will vie for over $400,000 in total purses at Vernon Downs on Friday night.   It is ladies first in the eighth race where Yoga (Muscles Yankee) leads the way for trainer-driver Jimmy Takter from p...
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Will Takter be able to pass Kindergarten test?

on 10/23/2013 2:00 AM
Jimmy Takter hopes that all Trixton, Yoga and Red Hot Spicy need to know they learned in kindergarten. More precisely, the Kindergarten Classic Series, which holds its finals for 2-year-old male and female trotters on Friday night at Vernon Downs.   Trixton, a colt, and the filly Yoga led their respective classes in points in the five-round series. Trixton won three of the four legs...
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Stallions return to races with qualifying wins

on 10/23/2013 2:00 AM
Wednesday morning's qualifying session at Mohawk Racetrack looked like a blast from the past as two horses that had been retired to stallion duty both returned to the races in impressive fashion.   The first horse to show up on the docket was 2011 Canadian Trotting Classic and O'Brien Award winner Daylon Magician. Now five, the son of Kadabra-Daylon Marvel last saw action almos...
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A "white out" expected at Harrisburg Sale

on 10/23/2013 2:00 AM
When you've already beaten odds of 200,000–1, nothing else seems all that daunting.   The white Standardbred colt born May 6, 2012, and named White Bliss, is one of about 200,000 births among Standardbreds and a big surprise to all at Fair Winds Farm in Cream Ridge, N.J. He's the son of a bay stallion and a bay mare, with not a single white relative in the family tree.   ...
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McNair to represent Canada in France

on 10/23/2013 2:00 AM
Doug McNair may need to brush up on his French as he will be representing Canada in the 2013 International Weekend of the French Trotter. The multi-day event, which will take place at the Hippodrome Paris-Vincennes, will kick off Nov. 29 and conclude on Dec. 1.   "I definitely wasn't expecting that," said McNair. "It's exciting and it's going to be a lot of fun. I've never been to t...
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Blooded Horse Sale to offer 346 yearlings

on 10/23/2013 2:00 AM
The 66th annual Blooded Horse Fall Sale will offer 346 yearlings on the Monday of its four-day sale that begins Nov. 18. The yearlings include over 100 Ohio-breds led by a large Midland Acres consignment and 120 Indiana-breds. In addition, the Walnut Hall Ltd reduction has seven by Deweycheatumnhowe and two highly-prized Kentucky-sired yearlings. There are dozens of other yearlings f...
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DSBF trotting finals contested at Harrington

on 10/23/2013 2:00 AM
Two $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund finals for 2-year-old trotters were contested on the penultimate 2013 program at Harrington Raceway on Wednesday (Oct. 23). Owner/trainer Syl King, Jr.’s Whichwayrightrleft ($10.80, Ross Wolfenden) took the final for colts and geldings with a career best 2:01 triumph. The Crown Prince Gar gelding sat behind pacesetter LG’s Pride and sur...
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Freshmen wrap up INSS Finals at Hoosier

on 10/23/2013 2:00 AM
Hoosier Park Racing & Casino played host to a pair of $40,000 Indiana Silver Sire Stake finals on Wednesday, October 23 as the freshman trotters highlighted the 14-race card for the culmination of their Sire Stakes season. Highlight As and Ed Hensley swept the second round of the Indiana Silver Sire Stakes and extended their win streak to five with a win in the $40,000 Indiana Silver...
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A Rocknroll Dance retired, to stand in PA

on 10/22/2013 2:00 AM
Multiple world champion and 2012 Meadowlands Pace winner A Rocknroll Dance has been retired from racing and will begin his stud career in 2014 at Diamond Creek Farm of Pennsylvania, according to Diamond Creek owner Adam Bowden.   A Rocknroll Dance p,2,1:49.1; 3,1:48.1f; 4,1:47.2-'13, by Rocknroll Hanover and from a half-sister to supersire Western Hanover, won $2,429,441 and was th...
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Wrenn Jr. brings dash lead to Batavia Downs

on 10/22/2013 2:00 AM
Local harness racing fans are in for a treat Wednesday night as Ronnie Wrenn Jr., North America's leading driver in victories thus far in 2013, is scheduled to be in the sulky in nine of 12 races at Batavia Downs. First post is set for 6:30 p.m.   The 27-year-old Wrenn leads the way with 568 wins in 2,532 starts while placing second in 400 and third in 335. His Universal Driver's Rat...
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Hoosier Classic Sale to offer $1,000 sale credit

on 10/22/2013 2:00 AM
Buyers participating in Friday’s Hoosier Classic Yearling Sale will have an opportunity to win a $1,000 credit toward the purchase of a yearling. The sale credit will be drawn prior to Hoosier Classic’s first session, Oct. 25, beginning at 10 a.m. The credit is offered by sponsor Tribute Equine Nutrition. The Hoosier Classic Sale will consist of two sessions held Oct. 25 and 26 a...
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CHHA offering 50 50 raffle at Harrisburg

on 10/22/2013 2:00 AM
The Christian Harness Horsemen’s Association is offering a 50 50 raffle to be drawn at the Harrisburg Sale. Winners need not be present. Combine your year end tax deductible donations with a chance to win big. For every $5 donation, the name(s) you submit will be entered in our drawing on Thursday, November 7, 2013 at the Harrisburg Sale. For a $25 donation we will give you 6 chances or f...
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$5,000 prize won in Breeders Crown challenge

on 10/22/2013 2:00 AM
The Meadowlands and Winners Bayonne held the $12,000 Breeders Crown Pick 13 Challenge on Saturday night. While no one walked away with the $12,000 Grand Prize, Rich Christianson did win $5,000. Christianson, of Belleville, NJ, managed to select 9 of 12 winners on the Breeders Crown card. The contest was sponsored by Jeff Gural's Allerage Farms.   Meadowlands Racing & Entertainme...
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