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New York crowns champions at Yonkers

on 09/28/2013 2:00 AM
Michael's Power kicked off the big New York Night of Champions at Yonkers Raceway Saturday with a 1:50.4 victory in the Open Pace, and the parade of Empire State stars followed, with $225,000 in purse money on the line in each race. The evening was capped off by the powerful 8 1/2-length score by Fool Me Once, a son of Art Major, in the 3-Year-Old Colt Pace.   Flyhawk El Durado was ...
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Shebestingin sharp in 1:49 Bluegrass score

on 09/28/2013 2:00 AM
Trainer Joe Holloway scratched Shebestingin (pictured) out of the Sept. 18 Jugette at Delaware, Ohio, after she drew poorly, but the resulting four-week layoff since her last start didn't have any effect as the daughter of Bettor's Delight scored a career best-equaling 1:49 victory in the $122,000 Bluegrass for 3-year-old filly pacers on Saturday night at The Red Mile.   David ...
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Bee A Magician wins ONSS final, now 13-for-13

on 09/28/2013 2:00 AM
The $1.6 million Championship Night of Ontario Sires Stakes finals Saturday at Mohawk kicked off with Riveting Rosie delivering on her 1-5 pari-mutuel promise in the $200,000 Super Final for two-year-old trotting fillies. Fresh off a victory in the Peaceful Way Stakes, Riveting Rosie and driver Paul MacDonell hustled off the gate form post seven and cruised through fractions of :28.1, ...
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Itrustyou sets 1:48.3 Hoosier track mark

on 09/28/2013 2:00 AM
Itrustyou, with Ricky Macomber Jr., at the lines converted a pocket trip in to an impressive 1:48.3 track record performance in the featured event, a $32,000 Invitational pace, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Saturday, September 28. The five-year-old gelding defeated a field of nine to score his fifth win of the season and best his lifetime mark by nearly two seconds. The previous track...
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Backstretch with Gordon: Blinded by the light

on 09/27/2013 2:00 AM
With apologies to Manfred Mann, I was blinded by the light last night at The Red Mile. Ok, so it wasn't exactly bright lights, but when Murray Brown showed off his shoes to Boss Kathy and myself, we both stepped back and said "Whoa!” The longtime Hanover Shoe Farms publicity director was wearing shoes in the famous colors of the farm, bright blue with orange laces. Murray asked me if the sho...
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The Captaintreacherous team thanks Hoosier Park

on 09/27/2013 2:00 AM
On Saturday night, Sept. 21, we raced Captaintreacherous in an Invitational Pace at Hoosier Park, giving local fans an opportunity they might normally not receive to see our champion on the racetrack. From start to finish, our experience in Indiana was second to none and one we are grateful for. We would like to thank everybody at Hoosier Park for their graciousness and hospitality, includi...
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New Weekend Preview now available!

on 09/27/2013 2:00 AM
HarnessRacing Weekend Preview is your guide to Grand Circuit weekend racing at The Red Mile in Lexington, with free downloads of program pages courtesy of TrackMaster. There are stars on the cards Friday and Saturday nights and Sunday afternoon and Preview features updates on their pupils. Friday night Father Patrick, the latest trotting star from trainer Jimmy Takter, competes in Blue...
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Muscle On In wins $66,500 Harold Dancer Trot

on 09/27/2013 2:00 AM
Muscle On In and Well Built, stablemates and both sons of Muscle Hill, finished one-two in the $66,500 Harold Dancer Trot on Friday, September 27, 2013 at Freehold Raceway.   Muscle On In [$3.40, $3.80, $2.60] was in front at every call and scored a length and a quarter victory over Well Built, trotting the mile in 2:00.1. Skates N Plates by Revenue was third by three lengths. Both ...
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Father Patrick wins 7th in a row in Bluegrass

on 09/27/2013 2:00 AM
Father Patrick (pictured) continued his dominance over the 2-year-old colt trotting division on Friday night at The Red Mile, scoring a 1:54 victory in the first of three $90,100 divisions of the Bluegrass. Odds On Amethyst captured the second Bluegrass split in 1:54.2. Outburst scored a 1:53.1 victory in the third division to earn speed-badge honors among the trio of victors as well...
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Keystone Classic 2CT splits held at The Meadows

on 09/27/2013 2:00 AM
Amped Up Hanover rushed to the early lead and never faced a serious challenge en route to a facile victory in Friday's Keystone Classic at The Meadows. Monte Cristo Spur fashioned a similarly easy win in the other division of the $101,000 event for 2-year-old colt and gelding trotters.   Amped Up Hanover endured several narrow losses in tough recent stakes, but he was very much the ...
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Two-year-old filly pacers impress in Bluegrass

on 09/27/2013 2:00 AM
Uffizi Hanover (pictured) completed the parade of 2-year-old filly pacers in action at The Red Mile Friday night. Precocious Beauty captured the first of three divisions of the $259,700 Bluegrass for 2-year-old filly pacers in 1:51. Shes Da Bomb bested that effort by two-fifths of a second in the second $86,900 division, crossing the wire first in 1:50.3 after starting from post 10. The 1:50.3...
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Mild upsets in Yonkers features

on 09/27/2013 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway's Friday night $37,000 co-featured Open Handicaps--Pace for the lasses and a Trot for all respondents--were won by a resurgent Sir Jillian Z Tam (Pat Lachance, $10.80) and a pocket-patrolling Somebody AS (Jason Bartlett, $15.80).   "Jillian," in play early from post position No. 2, made a quick lead through some no-to-so-quick fractions (:28.1, :57.2). Despite the po...
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Dillander, Cancer Society win in Charity Challenge

on 09/27/2013 2:00 AM
With Hoosier Park's All-Star drivers leading the way, Hoosier Park Racing & Casino played host to the first-ever Charity Challenge weekend on Friday, Sept. 27. Highlighting the 14-race card was the evening's sixth race, a 12-horse field that featured all 12 of the All-Star drivers who were driving on behalf of local charities. Jason Dillander stole the show as he drove Dontgetbyme to the w...
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Nitro Nittany completes near-perfect season

on 09/26/2013 2:00 AM
Completing a near-perfect freshman season, Nitro Nittany rolled to a 7-1/2-length victory in the fastest division of Wednesday’s Keystone Classic at The Meadows. The $120,000 event for 2-year-old filly trotters was conducted over four divisions, with Cantabs Fortune, Noon Tea Party and Juniata Hanover taking the other splits. Nitro Nittany won five of six starts, with the only blemish a 1...
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Lady Lincoln Land Final determined

on 09/26/2013 2:00 AM
Illinois conceived and foaled two-year-old trotting fillies were in the spotlight on Wednesday night as a field of 10 looked for eight starting spots in next week’s $105,000 Lady Lincoln Land Stake Final. Those top eight finishers in Wednesday’s $15,000 event will join Bands Pippa and Graceful Spirit who received byes into the final on a money earned basis. When all was said and do...
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Backstretch With Gordon: Meeting a Goddess

on 09/26/2013 2:00 AM
What a beautiful Thursday morning in Lexington and at The Red Mile! Although there was some fog early, when I arrived at the track the temperature was 60 degrees and not a cloud in the sky. I actually discovered the power of this column just as I began my travels around the backstretch, as trainer Bruce Saunders came by on his way to the track with a horse and he thanked me for the great ...
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USTA rejects RCI rules; withdraws from RMTC

on 09/26/2013 2:00 AM
The Executive Committee of the United States Trotting Association unanimously voted to reject the Association of Racing Commissioners International (RCI) proposed model medication rules on Wednesday.   In a separate unanimous vote, the committee agreed that the USTA will immediately withdraw its membership from the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium Inc. (RMTC).   ...
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Hanover yearlings available for scoping/x-rays

on 09/26/2013 2:00 AM
All 2013 Hanover Shoe Farms yearlings are now available for x-rays and scoping. Potential purchasers should contact a veterinarian of their choosing to make arrangements to do so. The cost of these procedures is the responsibility of the potential purchaser.   Veterinarians hired to x-ray and/or scope any Hanover Shoe Farms yearlings should contact Dr. Bridgette Jablonsky in advance...
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Red Mile clubhouse open every program during meet

on 09/26/2013 2:00 AM
The Red Mile Grand Circuitrace meet begins Thursday night and the Clubhouse dining room will be open and serving a selection of culinary delights for each racing program. The setting is trackside with a view of the racing along with televisions to follow the action.   Hosts Angie & Matt Falcone of Bayou Bluegrass Catering have developed quite a following in the Lexington ma...
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Indiana's Paul Estridge Sr. dies at 79

on 09/26/2013 2:00 AM
Paul E. Estridge Sr., at one time a major shareholder in Indiana Downs and a Standardbred breeder and owner who campaigned the stakes-winning filly pacer Bold Pink, died Monday (Sept. 23) at St. Vincent Hospital in Carmel, Ind. He was 79.   Bold Pink was trained by Indiana horseman Joe Thompson and today she is owned by Hanover Shoe Farms and is the dam of top pa...
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