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Feeling You bests Anndrovette by a head

on 10/04/2013 2:00 AM
Feeling You out-paced Androvette in a showdown between two of racing's best aged pacing mares, winning Friday night's featured Preferred Handicap Pace at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs in the process. The race carried a purse of $25,000.   Leaving from post position 5 in a field of seven as the 4-5 favorite, Feeling You (Cambest-Ripreza Hanover), a 6-year-old mare who is the pride of t...
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Average price up 11.8% at Lexington Selected

on 10/04/2013 2:00 AM
The Friday night session of the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale finished with an average price of $21,314, an increase of 25.9 percent for the comparable session in 2012. That brought the average for the entire sale to $45,483 for an overall increase of 11.8 percent. The cumulative gross through Friday is $25.8 million, an increase of 16.4 percent from 2012. The final session will take place ...
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Average price up in second Lex sale session

on 10/03/2013 2:00 AM
A full brother to the trotter Modern Family 4, 1:51 topped the second session of the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale on Wednesday night at $175,000. Swedish horseman Bjorn Noren signed the sales slip for the colt named Holy Ground, acting as agent for Courant AB and Knutsson Trotting.   While the top price of the second session of the sale did not exceed $200,000, as was the case l...
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Captaintreacherous to stud at Hanover in 2015

on 10/03/2013 2:00 AM
Myron Bell, the racing manager of the outstanding pacing colt Captaintreacherous and Jim Simpson, President of Hanover Shoe Farms today announced that an agreement has been reached for the great son of Somebeachsomewhere to stand at stud at Harness Racing's greatest breeding farm beginning with the season of 2015. Present plans call for "The Captain" to continue racing for the duration of 2...
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Backstretch with Gordon: Older than Obama

on 10/03/2013 2:00 AM
I feel kind of bad this morning as I shirked my responsibilities to all of you last night. Instead of going out on the town and reporting what I did and saw—at least some of what I did and saw—I stayed home and regenerated myself for the last four days of action in Lexington. I've got racing and the sale today, so I wanted to make sure I was somewhat refreshed. I thought I could get som...
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Fourteen entered in 121st Kentucky Futurity

on 10/03/2013 2:00 AM
Fourteen 3-year-old male trotters were entered for Sunday afternoon's 121st renewal of the $527,000 Kentucky Futurity at The Red Mile, with Hambletonian champion Royalty For Life drawing post 4 in the first of two eliminations with driver Brian Sears. The top five finishers in each of the two $79,050 elims will return for a decisive $368,900 second heat, the winner of which will be declar...
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Gingras sweeps ISS 2FT divisions at Red Mile

on 10/03/2013 2:00 AM
Week two of Grand Circuit racing at The Red Mile got underway Thursday with three divisions of the International Stallion Stakes (ISS) for 2-year-old filly trotters. You wouldn't know it with the hot and muggy weather in Lexington, but hockey season is getting underway, and it seems only fitting that driver Yannick Gingras, a big hockey fan, scored a hat trick by sweeping the three c...
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Sweet Justice lowers 3YO trot mark at Hoosier

on 10/03/2013 2:00 AM
For the fourth time in one week, the track record was lowered over Hoosier Park's seven-eighths mile oval on Thursday (Oct. 3), marking the 22nd track record that has been re-established throughout the 2013 racing season. Sweet Justice, with Tyler Smith at the lines, became Hoosier Park's newest track record holder when he powered home a winner in 1:54.1 in the featured event, a $22,500 event...
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Backstretch With Gordon: Sweet!

on 10/02/2013 2:00 AM
Sweet! That's what Steve Stewart of Hunterton Sales Agency—the sponsor of Backstretch With Gordon—told me told me last night after Hip 2 sold at the opening session of the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale at Fasig-Tipton. As soon as I arrived, sales manager David Reid came up and said, "What's up ‘Backstretch?'” I moved over to where Steve and Cindy Stewart were watching the bidding...
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Haroun Hanover wins 20th, gets claimed

on 10/02/2013 2:00 AM
On Tuesday afternoon, Ed and James Hall's veteran pacer, Haroun Hanover, won for the 20th time this season when Jimmy Marohn Jr. guided him to a 1:57.3 victory in a $5,000 claiming pace. Much to trainer Danny Gill's surprise the horse was claimed by Jason Ryan.   "You always know when you put a horse in a claiming race someone could claim him but it really caught me by surprise...
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Rekila looking for Titan win in International Stallion

on 10/02/2013 2:00 AM
EL Titan is heading to Lexington for Friday's International Stallion Stakes for 2-year-old male trotters and trainer Riina Rekila has high hopes for the lightly-raced son of Muscle Hill. Bred and owned by Erkki Laakkonen, the colt has won once in three starts and earned $27,414.   He won his first start in 1:58 on Aug. 22 at Mohawk Racetrack and finished second to Father Patrick, w...
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Important Breeders Crown deadlines looming

on 10/02/2013 2:00 AM
Though Grand Circuit action at Lexington continues through Sunday's Kentucky Futurity, Breeders Crown deadlines for the $5.6 fall championship series on Saturday, Oct. 19, are imminent. All entries and declarations must be made through Rick Kane at the Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs' race office.   High noon on Sat., Oct. 5, is the deadline for invited foreign horses to declare into t...
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HHYF Drive for Youth week starts Oct. 6

on 10/02/2013 2:00 AM
The Harness Horse Youth Foundation's (HHYF) Drive for Youth is rapidly approaching. The program, expanding from a one-day event at The Red Mile to a week-long program of National scope, kicks off on Oct. 6 at The Red Mile and runs through Oct. 12. HHYF representatives will be particularly focused at the Red Mile on Kentucky Futurity Day, but horsemen everywhere are encouraged to participate. ...
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I Luv The Nitelife qualifies Thursday at Pocono

on 10/02/2013 2:00 AM
Many horses making their final preparations for the upcoming Breeders Crown races can be found in Thursday's qualifying races at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, where the first of 10 "Q” races faces the starter at 10 a.m. (EDT).   The best match-up of the morning action is saved for last, as in the 10th qualifier top free-for-all millionaire pacers Warrawee Needy and Razzle Dazz...
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Woodbine harness dates approved through March

on 10/02/2013 2:00 AM
The Director of the Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) has approved changes to the Woodbine Standardbred race date calendar through to March 31, 2014. The result of these changes creates a consistent year round Standardbred Premier calendar (Woodbine and Mohawk), with a three-day-a-week schedule from mid-October through March and a four-day-a-week schedule from April through mid-October.  ...
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Win Missy B wins Meadows F&M Trot

on 10/02/2013 2:00 AM
Win Missy B, a winner of more than $1.5 million who struggled for most of 2013, took another large step forward Wednesday at The Meadows when she destroyed a fine field in the $18,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Trot. Win Missy B won 16 of her first 33 races, most against top divisional competition, but faltered this year at 4. The daughter of Conway Hall-Winning Missbrenda manage...
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The Captain to meet two top foes in Tattersalls

on 10/02/2013 2:00 AM
The Captain is still the king, but he faces another tough challenge in Saturday’s Tattersalls Stakes for 3-year-old male pacers at Lexington’s Red Mile. Fourteen horses entered the Tattersalls and the field was divided into two seven-horse divisions. Captaintreacherous, the defending Pacer of the Year and sport’s top-ranked pacer this season, will compete in the first of the two $21...
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Nat A Virgin lowers Hoosier Park track record

on 10/02/2013 2:00 AM
For the third time in one week, the track record was lowered over Hoosier Park’s seven-eighths mile oval on Wednesday, October 2, marking the 21st track record that has been re-established throughout the 2013 racing season. Nat A Virgin, with Brad Hanners at the lines, became Hoosier Park’s newest track record holder when she powered home a winner in 1:52.4 in the second round of the ...
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Bailey's Wish cruises in Lady Lincoln Land Final

on 10/02/2013 2:00 AM
Continuing a nice late season surge towards divisional honors James Bafia and Eugene White’s Bailey’s Wish completely dominated nine rivals in the year’s richest race for Illinois conceived and foaled two-year-old trotting fillies, winning Wednesday $105,000 Lady Lincoln Land Stake by 3 ½ lengths at Balmoral Park. The final time was 1:59.4. Given a perfect steer by driver Dave Mage...
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Equipment break puts longshot in Classic winner's circle

on 10/01/2013 2:00 AM
Classic Martine, Pennsylvania's co-champion 3-year-old filly trotter, flashed that championship form Monday at The Meadows as she powered to victory in 1:53.3, a Keystone Classic record. The $90,000 event was contested over three divisions, with Thistle Dhu and Drink The Wine, both piloted by Brett Miller, taking the other splits.   Keystone Classics for 3-year-old filly pacers...
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