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News and Insight On Winbak Farm

Read below for the latest on Winbak achievements and graduates. Stories are from the leading industry news sources.

2014 NEWS

Pure Barre, Winbak Heavenly win at Pompano

Tuesday, December 30, 2014  By: John Berry

Pompano Beach, FL --- On Monday's (Dec. 29) program at Pompano Park, fillies and mares were in the spotlight with Pure Barre taking the $13,000 Open Handicap Trot for the distaffers while Winbak Heavenly captured the $12,500 Open Handicap Pace for the ladies.

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Dover Feature To Handsoffmycookie

Monday, December 29, 2014  By: Marv Bachrad

Handsoffmycookie had five foes to get past in the final quarter of Monday’s $18,000 Fillies & mares Open Handicap at Dover Downs, and she did just that en route to a 1:52.3 score for driver Trace Tetrick.

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Mustang Art wins Dover feature, Callahan wins six

Thursday, December 18, 2014  By: Marv Bachrad

Dover, DE---Mustang Art took the lead and played ‘follow me’ on the way to his seventh win of the year nosing out Simon’s Artist in the $25,000 Delaware Special  on Thusday, Dec. 18 at Dover Downs. Corey Callahan notches six wins to his meet lead.

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2014 OBrien Finalists Announced

Monday, December 15, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

On Monday, December 15, Standardbred Canada announced the finalists for the 2014 O’Brien Awards, which honour Canada’s best in harness racing over the past season.

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Dover Downs Roundup

Monday, December 15, 2014  By: Marv Bachrad

Kiss Dont Bite won the 1:51.2 photo and was greeted by Santa Claus in the winner’s circle after winning the $18,000 Mares Open pace on Monday at Dover Downs.

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Clark In 'Command' In Filly Final

Sunday, December 14, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

After looking dominant in her elimination assignment one week earlier, Rummys Command returned to Northlands Park and sped to an impressive Saturday night victory in the $70,000 Northlands Filly Pace Final for three-year-old pacers

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TSM Photo Bugger upsets at Meadows; Wilder wins five

Friday, December 12, 2014  By: Evan Pattak

Washington, PA--Dismissed at 13-1, TSM Photo Bugger easily disposed of the 1-9 favorite, Cowgirl Hall, around the final turn and went on to capture Friday’s $18,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows.

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Papa Ray wins $25,000 Delaware Special; Corey Callahan wins five

Thursday, December 11, 2014  By: Marv Bachrad

Dover, DE---Papa Ray rushed along the backstretch to challenge leader 34-1 Nova Artist before making the lead on the final turn on the way to a 1:52.2 victory over a ‘good’ track on Thursday (Dec. 11) to win the $25,000 Delaware Special at Dover Downs.

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Winbak Farm Of Ontario Welcomes Archangel

Wednesday, December 10, 2014  By: Elizabeth Lewis-House

Winbak Farm of Ontario introduces Millionaire Archangel, 2, 1:58.2s; 3, 1:53.1s; 1:50 -'14 ($1,140,946), to its winning stallion lineup for 2015.

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Batavia Downs Roundup

Friday, December 05, 2014  By: USTA

After taking the top mares trot just seven days ago, Fiorentina came right back and forced her hand again while winning the $9,000 Batavia Downs feature on Friday night (Dec. 5).

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Saratoga Casino And Raceway Roundup

Thursday, December 04, 2014  By: Saratoga Casino And Raceway

Northern Secret (Angus Hall) completed a double for her connections in Thursday’s trotting feature at Saratoga Casino and Raceway.

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Youwillwishyouhad takes top pace of the week at Batavia Downs

Sunday, November 30, 2014  By: Tim Bojarski

Batavia, NY --- After a late scratch contracted an already short field, Youwillwishyouhad went from worst to first to capture the $11,000 Open Pace at Batavia Downs on Saturday night (Nov. 29).

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Ontario Getting $12 Million Bonus?

Friday, November 28, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

A letter issued by the Ontario Racing Commission on Tuesday states that the province's Standardbred racing industry is about to get a substantial infusion to its program.

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Pinkman, French Laundy win Crown freshman male trot eliminations

Tuesday, November 25, 2014  By: Ellen Harvey

East Rutherford, NJ --- Pinkman (Yannick Gingras) tipped out to trot down the middle of the track and posted a 1:54.1 win in the first $25,000 elimination for the Breeders Crown 2-year-old male trot on Saturday (Nov. 15) at the Meadowlands.

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Egosnattitudes wins DSBF frosh colt trot final

Tuesday, November 25, 2014  By: Marv Bachrad

Dover, DE---Overlooked Egosnattitudes won the $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) 2-year-old final on Tuesday (Nov. 25) at Dover Downs. 

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Freshman colts & geldings in DSBF action Sunday at Dover

Monday, November 24, 2014  By: Marv Bachrad

Dover, DE --- Sonofa Sizzle, Dashboard and Smoking Joey won opening $20,000 legs of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) for 2-year-old pacers on Sunday, Nov. 23 at Dover Downs. Corey Callahan and Vic Kirby drove three winners each.

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Penny Paratrooper wins $100,000 DSBF frosh filly trot

Monday, November 24, 2014  By: Marv Bachrad

Dover, DE --- Penny Paratrooper won the first of four $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) 2-year-old finals to highlight the Monday, Nov. 24 program at Dover Downs.

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Shelliscape repeats in Breeders Crown Mare Pace

Saturday, November 22, 2014  By: Ken Weingartner

East Rutherford, NJ --- Shelliscape came from the back of the pack to win Saturday’s $281,250 Breeders Crown Mare Pace by a half-length over Rocklamation in 1:49.4 at the Meadowlands, giving the 5-year-old mare her second consecutive victory in the event.

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Hertrich's Two Steppin Sally leaves legacy in pair of Breeders Crown starters

Thursday, November 20, 2014  By: Jay Bergman

Cranbury, NJ --- Fred Hertrich III says he isn’t a seller or a buyer.

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Bartlett excited about intial Crown drive

Thursday, November 20, 2014  By: Rich Fisher

Trenton, NJ --- For Jason Bartlett and Venus Delight, the second tier may be first rate when it comes to Saturday’s $281,250 Breeders Crown Mare Pace at the Meadowlands.

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Papa Ray comes on for a 1:51.2 win in Dover feature

Thursday, November 20, 2014  By: Marv Bachrad

Dover, DE---Eddie Davis Jr. driving Papa Ray followed the flow until reaching the stretch and then pulled out and flew by the leaders for a 1:51.2 victory in the $25,000 Delaware Special on Thursday, Nov. 20 at Dover Downs.

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Political Briefing sons sweep DSBF legs at Dover

Tuesday, November 18, 2014  By: Marv Bachrad

Dover, DE---Second-leg action turned Political in the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) colt and gelding trots while at Dover Downs, Tuesday (Nov. 18) when Political Foe and Political Cash swept to victory in $20,000 DSBF freshman divisions.

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Three $20,000 DSBF prelims raced on Monday at Dover

Monday, November 17, 2014  By: Marv Bachrad

Dover, DE ---- I Got Spunk, Spunky MLT and Penny Paratrooper recorded victories in second leg action in the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund freshman filly trots while Mach A Wish made it five in a row, taking the $18,000 Filly and Mares Open Pace at Dover Downs on Monday (Nov. 17).

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Badlands Hanover to remain in Ontario with reduced stud fee

Monday, November 17, 2014  By: Elizabeth Lewis-House

Chesapeake City, MD --- The Badlands Hanover Syndicate, in conjunction with Winbak Farm of Canada, has announced that the proven sire Badlands Hanover will remain in Ontario for the 2015 breeding season at a reduced fee of $3,500.

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Bamond aims for fourth straight win in Breeders Crown Open Mare Pace

Sunday, November 16, 2014  By: Ellen Harvey

Cream Ridge, NJ---Jeffrey Bamond, who makes up half of Bamond Racing with his son Jeffrey Jr., along with their partner, nursery owner Joseph Davino, will own more than a third of the field in the $281,250 Breeders Crown Mare Pace.

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Corey Callahan wins five at Dover on Sunday

Sunday, November 16, 2014  By: Marv Bachrad

Dover, DE---Track defending champion Corey Callahan continues his hot hand at Dover Downs chalking up five wins on the Sunday, Nov. 16 program.

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Maven beats the boys in Breeders Crown Open Trot elimination

Saturday, November 15, 2014  By: Ellen Harvey

East Rutherford, NJ---Maven and Yannick Gingras took on the boys and came out the best on Saturday night at The Meadowlands in a $25,000 elimination race for the $500,000 Breeders Crown Open Trot next Saturday in 1:52.2.

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River Runs Thru It has come a long way for Mike Patterson

Friday, November 14, 2014  By: Charlene Sharpe

Seaford, DE --- This spring, unraced 3-year-old pacing filly River Runs Thru It was galloping around with a herd of broodmares.

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Woodbine Racetrack Roundup

Friday, November 14, 2014  By: Mark McKelvie

Round one action of the Autumn Series for three-year-olds continued Friday night at Woodbine Racetrack.

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Heston Blue Chip New To Winbak Of New York for 2015

Friday, November 14, 2014  By: Elizabeth Lewis-House

Winbak Farm of New York is proud to introduce Breeders Crown Winner and Millionaire pacer, Heston Blue Chip, p, 2, 1:50.4f; 3, 1:48f ($1,777,769), for 2015.

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Saratoga Casino and Raceway Roundup

Thursday, November 13, 2014  By: Saratoga Casino And Raceway

Former local Horse of the Year Mymomsablizzard (CR Excalibur) went wire-to-wire on Thursday night at Saratoga Casino and Raceway.

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Breeders Crown Notebook: Johansson eyes Crown with Cruzado Dela Noche

Thursday, November 13, 2014  By: Ken Weingartner

Freehold, NJ --- When young trotter Cruzado Dela Noche went off stride at the start of his second lifetime race, trainer Nancy Johansson might have been disappointed, but when she watched what happened next, she was impressed.

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Political Foe, Perfect Vangogh win DSBF prelims

Tuesday, November 11, 2014  By: Marv Bachrad

Dover, DE---Political Foe, winner of the $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) final at Harrington last month, won the first leg of the $20,000 two-year-old preliminary as the Delaware stakes moved to Dover Downs on the Veteran’s Day card, Tuesday (Nov. 11).

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JK She’salady, Maven lead starters in Breeders Crown eliminations

Tuesday, November 11, 2014  By: Ken Weingartner

Freehold, NJ --- Two-year-old female pacer JK She’salady, the No. 1-ranked horse in harness racing’s weekly poll, will try to stay undefeated and older female trotter Maven will try to take down the boys when Breeders Crown eliminations are held Friday and Saturday at Meadowlands Racetrack.

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Six supplement to $5.4 million Breeders Crown

Monday, November 10, 2014  By: Moira Fanning

Cranbury, NJ --- A trio of sophomore filly pacers, Color’s A Virgin, Sayitall BB and Weeper, a pair of mare pacers, Yagonnakissmeornot and Venus Delight, and 3-year-old colt pacer Always B Miki were supplemented to their respective Breeders Crown divisions by the noon deadline on Monday (Nov. 10).

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Penny Paratrooper leads DSBF winners at Dover

Monday, November 10, 2014  By: Marv Bachrad

Dover, DE ---Penny Paratrooper was the only favorite to win her Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund 2-year-old filly trot first leg preliminary while Cuddle Punk and Silence Is Bliss proved surprise winners in the other two trots on a strong Monday (Nov. 10) card at Dover Downs. Corey Callahan drove five winners.

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Dover Downs Roundup

Sunday, November 09, 2014  By: Marv Bachrad

Roddy’s Hot Again and Bobbies Power Play won the co-featured paces on Sunday at Dover Downs. Race favorite Roddy’s Hot Again scored his fourth win of the year in eight starts, turning back seven foes in a 1:54.1 triumph in the first of two $10,200 Delaware paces.

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Maven Sets Sales Record

Saturday, November 08, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

The final mixed session of the Standardbred Horse Sale wrapped up on Saturday in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania with trotting mare Maven setting a sales record.

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Weeper Wins $179,200 Matron

Thursday, November 06, 2014  By: Marv Bachrad

Weeper took the early lead, yielded to 1-5 favorite Act Now prior to the half, and then burst through the passing lane to register a 1-1/4 length victory over Uffizi Hanover in 1:51 in the $179,200 Matron Stakes for 3-year-old female pacers. Major Dancer finished third.

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Delaware Valley prominent in Matron Finals

Wednesday, November 05, 2014  By: Marv Bachrad

Dover, DE --- From among the top 2&3-year-old colt and filly pacers and trotters in the sport vying for $1,562,150 in purses in all eight Matron Stakes finals on the card, a plentiful group of owners from the Delaware Valley will be competing for a significant portion of the stakes money, on the biggest Thursday in racing at Dover Downs on Nov. 6. Post time is 4:30 p.m.

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Dover Downs Roundup

Monday, November 03, 2014  By: Marv Bachrad

Monochromatic, driven by defending meet champion Corey Callahan, closed with a rush between rivals to score a 1:52.2 victory in the Monday $18,000 Mares Open Pace feature.

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Twin B Spy scores in $28,800 Gary Kamal Memorial Series final

Sunday, November 02, 2014  By: Saratoga Casino and Raceway

Saratoga Springs, NY --- Twin B Spy (Shadow Play) scored a first over victory in the $28,800 Gary Kamal Memorial Series final on Saturday night (Nov. 1) at Saratoga Casino and Raceway.

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Rock The Nite completes Meadows series sweep

Sunday, November 02, 2014  By: Evan Pattak

Washington, PA --- Rock The Nite completed his sweep of a late-closing series for freshman pacing colts and geldings Saturday (Nov. 1) at The Meadows when he captured the $25,750 championship with a front-end victory.

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Gingras stakes hat trick headlines Vernon closing night

Saturday, November 01, 2014  By: James Witherite

Vernon, NY --- It's seemed lately that Yannick Gingras has had the Midas touch, racking up stakes wins with incredible ease. He continued in that fashion on Saturday (Nov. 1) evening at Vernon Downs, taking home gold in three of the four stakes races on the 11-race closing night program.

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Canadian Wildcat is an upset winner at Harrah's Philadelphia

Friday, October 31, 2014  By: Mike Bozich

Chester, PA --- It was John and Dan Wach's Canadian Wildcat pulling off the upset in the feature at Harrah's Philadelphia on Thursday, a trot for non-winners of $17,500 in their last five starts.

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Betterthancheddar Moves to Ontario for 2015

Thursday, October 30, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Winbak Farm of Ontario is proud to announce the addition of Betterthancheddar, p, 2, Q1:55.3s; 3, 1:49.1s; 1:48f ($1,635,364), to its stallion lineup.

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Distaffers, freshmen headline Vernon closing night

Wednesday, October 29, 2014  By: James Witherite

Vernon, NY --- Top older mares of both gaits and 2-year-old trotters of both sexes will vie for more than $800,000 in purses on a blockbuster closing night card this Saturday (Nov. 1) at Vernon Downs.

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Bettors Delight To Ontario

Monday, October 27, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Blue Chip Farms and the Bettors Delight Syndicate are excited to announce the stallion's migration back to Canada.

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Maven, Sweet Lou Win Qualifiers

Thursday, October 23, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

After suffering back-to-back losses for the first time since March, pacing powerhouse Sweet Lou put in a Thursday morning tightener ahead of a possible stakes test next Friday.

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Racing Roundup: Red Maple Lane repeats in Meadows Series; Palone wins six

Wednesday, October 22, 2014  By: Evan Pattak

Washington, PA --- Red Maple Lane zipped to the lead and jogged off to an easy victory — his second straight in the series — In Wednesday’s (Oct. 22) late-closing event for freshman colt and gelding trotters at The Meadows.

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Winbak Heavenly, Gale Warning score at Pompano

Wednesday, October 22, 2014  By: John Berry

Pompano Beach, FL --- As one fan put it, “They cudda just put up the replay from last week!”

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Political Foe, Callmemza score in DSBF trotting finals

Wednesday, October 22, 2014  By: Matt Sparacino

Harrington, DE --- A pair of Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund $100,000 finals for 2-year-old trotters were contested on the penultimate Harrington Raceway program of 2014 Wednesday (Oct. 22) over a sloppy racetrack.

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Red Mile and Keeneland announce historical racing facility partnership

Wednesday, October 22, 2014  By: The Red Mile

Lexington, KY --- The Red Mile and Keeneland Association have agreed, through a new joint venture, to consolidate their efforts around historical racing in Fayette County into the development of a single facility.

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Freshman fillies kick-off Autumn Series

Tuesday, October 21, 2014  By: Mark McKelvie

Toronto, ON --- The Autumn Series for Ontario sired 2-year-old fillies of both gaits got underway Monday night (Oct. 20) at Woodbine Racetrack.

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87-1 shocker in Meadows series leg

Tuesday, October 21, 2014  By: Evan Pattak

Washington, PA---Seizing an opportunity provided by the faltering favorite, Ms Wilma pulled off an 87-1 shocker in Tuesday’s (Oct. 21) late-closing series for freshman filly pacers at The Meadows.

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McNairs Top OSS Standings

Tuesday, October 21, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

For the third straight year, trainer Gregg McNair has topped the Ontario Sires Stakes' standings on the training side. This year, he's joined by his son -- driver Doug McNair -- for a father-son sweep.

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Maven To Burke Barn

Tuesday, October 21, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Of all the older racehorse divisions, trainer Ron Burke's stable certainly doesn't boast the power in the older trotting mare class that he does in the older pacing mare and older horse & gelding ranks. That is about to change.

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Purrfect Bags A Record Setter

Monday, October 20, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Joann Looney-King’s Purrfect Bags notched a mild upset in winning the $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) final for two-year-old pacing fillies Monday at Harrington Raceway in a track record-setting time of 1:53.2.

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DSBF 2-year-old finals highlight closing week at Harrington

Monday, October 20, 2014  By: Matt Sparacino

Harrington, DE --- The final week of Harrington Raceway’s 68th year of live racing will be headlined by the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund $100,000 final events for 2-year-olds.

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Speed Again Delivers In Open Pace

Sunday, October 19, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

A field of seven Open pacers lined up behind the starter in the featured $35,000 event at Harrah's Philadelphia on Sunday afternoon.

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Earndawg wins Lincoln; Cinderella Stakes to Sayitall BB, Lady Shadow

Friday, October 17, 2014  By: Kimberly A Rinker

Melrose Park, IL---Earndawg took advantage of a perfect steer to capture the $57,100 Abe Lincoln Stakes in 1:55.1 Friday night (Oct. 17) at Maywood Park.

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New Jersey Futurity To Sumatra

Thursday, October 16, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Sumatra made it two straight trips to the winner’s circle with a two-length tally in the $25,000 New Jersey Futurity for three-year-old New Jersey-sired trotters on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at Freehold Raceway.

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NY Breeders Awards Posted Online

Wednesday, October 15, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

The Harness Horse Breeders of New York State are pleased to announce the 2014 NYSS Breeders awards have been posted online.

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Record Win For Political Cash

Wednesday, October 15, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Bob Shahan and Donald Marine’s Political Cash ($4.60, Allan Davis) reset the track record for two-year-old trotting geldings Wednesday with a 2:00 win as the fastest of six Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) eliminiations at Harrington Raceway.

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K J Ben fastest DSBF winner at Harrington

Tuesday, October 14, 2014  By: Matt Sparacino

Harrington, DE---Round two of Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) action for 2-year-old pacing colts and geldings was contested Tuesday (Oct. 14) at Harrington Raceway with 27 horses competing in four $20,000 elimination divisions.

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Totally Rusty Lowers Record Again

Monday, October 13, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

A total of 24 fillies battled in three $20,000 elimination divisions of the second leg of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund Monday at Harrington Raceway.

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Russian Kisses Repeats In Preferred

Sunday, October 12, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Russian Kisses ($3.90) earned back-to-back wins in the $10,000 Fillies & Mares Preferred 2 Pace at Flamboro Downs as driver/owner Robert Shepherd sent the outside assignee down the road from post six in a 1:55.1 mile Sunday night.

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Skippin By takes no prisoners in OSS Super Final

Saturday, October 11, 2014  By: Ontario Sire Stakes

Campbellville, ON---There was no denying Skippin By her title as Ontario Sires Stakes Super Final champion in tonight’s C$250,000 three-year-old pacing filly final at Mohawk.

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Ontario Sires Stakes Season Concludes

Saturday, October 11, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Eight new Ontario Sires Stakes divisional champions were crowned on Saturday night as this season's provincial stars faced off in the $2 million Super Finals at Mohawk Racetrack.

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Baillargeon discusses Super Final starters

Friday, October 10, 2014  By: OSS News

Campbellville, ON --- Ben Baillargeon will send out a quartet of starters in this Saturday’s (Oct. 11) C$250,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Super Finals at Mohawk and will be looking for a little bit of luck along the way.

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Sports Chic Propels Career Year

Friday, October 10, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

"She looked the most like Rainbow Blue out of any horse that's come out of that mare. That's why I fell in love with her; she was a twin to her."

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K J Ben Burns Rubber At Harrington

Tuesday, October 07, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Four $20,000 divisions of the first leg of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) for two-year-old pacing colts and geldings were contested Tuesday at Harrington Raceway.

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Deadline approaching to register eligibility For PA Bonus Program

Tuesday, October 07, 2014  By: Pennsylvania Harness Horsemen's Association

Wilkes-Barre, PA --- The PHHA is issuing an important reminder that, beginning this year, those wishing to participate in the end-of-year bonus program must register by no later than November 1, 2014.

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Ontario Sires Stakes Super Finals Set

Tuesday, October 07, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

The fields have now been established for this Saturday’s eight $250,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Super Finals at Mohawk Racetrack, which will showcase the top performers in the provincial program and provide an exciting conclusion to the 2014 OSS season.

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Track Record For Ghost Pine

Monday, October 06, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

While the three-year-old pacing colt that many would associate with Kelly Hoerdt is National Debt, Ghost Pine definitely turned some heads on Sunday with a track record performance for the O'Brien Award winning horseman.

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Filly Breaks Dam's Track Record

Monday, October 06, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Four $20,000 divisions of the first leg of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) stakes for two-year-old pacing fillies were contested Monday at Harrington Raceway.

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Fly Past Hanover repeats as PA Fairs Champion

Sunday, October 05, 2014  By: Evan Pattak

Marshmallow Pulse not only grabbed the championship in 1:57.1, but he also extended a streak — in the money in all 17 career starts.

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Marshmallow Pulse Wins PA Fair Final

Sunday, October 05, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

On a festive evening that featured many family-oriented activities, The Meadows hosted all eight fairs finals, each with a purse of $25,000 — up 25 percent from last year.

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Freshman DSBF stakes elims begin Monday at Harrington

Sunday, October 05, 2014  By: Matt Sparacino

Harrington, DE --- With just 12 days remaining in the Harrington Raceway meet, the first leg of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) stakes for 2-year-olds will be prominently featured over the final three weeks.

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Artspeak upset in Roll With Joe division at Red Mile

Saturday, October 04, 2014  By: Kimberly Rinker

Lexington, KY --- In The Arsenal took advantage of a late break by the previously unbeaten Artspeak to capture the third $72,000  Roll With Joe International Stallion Stakes division in 1:51.3 on Saturday (Oct 4) at The Red Mile.

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Carroll Leads At Leamington

Saturday, October 04, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

On a dark Saturday afternoon, rain didn’t dampen the spirits of those attending Leamington Raceway, who watched driver Alfie Carroll win four races to lead all drivers with 19 wins in the first nine days of the 2014 meet for the Lakeshore Horse Racing Association.

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Dayton Raceway Hosts First Card

Saturday, October 04, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Hollywood Dayton Raceway’s inaugural program on Friday night (October 3) was a rousing success.

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MSOA, Meadows to host $200,000 PA Fair Finals

Friday, October 03, 2014  By: Jeff Zidek

Washington, PA --- $200,000 will be on the line on Saturday night at The Meadows, as the 2014 Pennsylvania Fair Finals will be featured as part of a special 13-race evening card. Post time is 6:55PM.

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Visible Gold Leads Another Palone Six-Pack

Friday, October 03, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Visible Gold pulled the pocket around the final turn and brushed through the stretch to capture Friday’s $20,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows.

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Pennsylvania Fair Finals Set

Friday, October 03, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

A total of $200,000 will be on the line on Saturday night at The Meadows, as the 2014 Pennsylvania Fair Finals will be featured as part of a special 13-race evening card. Post time is 6:55 p.m.

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Mission Brief sets world record of 1:50.3 in International Stallion Stake

Thursday, October 02, 2014  By: Kimberly Rinker

Lexington, KY ---A quartet of Explosive Matter International Stallion Stakes were contested for 2-year-old trotting fillies on a bright and sunny Thursday afternoon (Oct. 2) at Lexington’s famed Red Mile.

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Weeper rolls to stake record in Keystone Classic at The Meadows

Monday, September 29, 2014  By: Evan Pattak

Washington, PA---Weeper, Pennsylvania’s champion 3-year-old filly pacer, performed like a champion Monday at The Meadows when she rolled to a stake record 1:51 in a division of a $90,000 Keystone Classic. Katie Said and Do Your Job took the event’s other divisions, each in 1:51.4 — the stake record until Weeper smashed it.

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Nuclear Attraction Prospers At Colonial

Sunday, September 28, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Nuclear Attraction scored a wire-to-wire victory in Sunday’s $5,500 Winners Over pacing feature at Colonial Downs and shaved a full second off the 1:49.4 previous best he authored a week ago.

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Skippin By Earns Third Gold Trophy

Sunday, September 28, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Skippin By scooted home to a five length victory in the final $150,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Gold Series event of the regular season for three-year-old pacing fillies on Sunday night at Flamboro Downs.

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Cee Bee Yes Sets World Record

Sunday, September 28, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Harness racing's top three-year-old trotters converged at The Red Mile Sunday afternoon for their turn in the Bluegrass Series spotlight.

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Star Cover Wins Grassroots Final

Saturday, September 27, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

The top performers in this year’s Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots program faced off in eight $50,000 Finals on Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack.

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Bloomsburg Stakes cap PA fair racing season

Friday, September 26, 2014  By: PFHHA

Bloomsburg, PA – The time-honored Bloomsburg Stakes were raced this Wednesday and Thursday at the fairgrounds oval here, with some $45,000 in stakes putting an official end to the 2014 Pennsylvania fair season.

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Grassroots Championship box closes Sept. 23

Monday, September 22, 2014  By: Karen Hauver

Toronto, ON --- The Ontario Sires Stakes administration would like to congratulate the winners of the Grassroots Semi-Finals that took place at Mohawk Racetrack this past weekend.

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Vernon Hosts Excelsior Series Finals

Sunday, September 21, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Vernon Downs held Finals in eight divisions of the New York Excelsior 'A' Series on Saturday night with purses totaling $360,000.

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A Bit Of Everything At Colonial Downs

Sunday, September 21, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

On a day when Colonial Downs starter Mike Wojchick oversaw and directed races with pacers, trotters, ostriches, camels and children, Nuclear Attraction and Smile A Little stole the show and scored impressive victories in sub-1:50 times on a hot Sunday afternoon.

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Master Of Law Upsets In Centaur Trot

Saturday, September 20, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

The talk of the toteboard was Swedish star Sebastian K, but the Jimmy Takter-trained Master Of Law defied his long odds with a perfect second over trip to win the $238,500 Centaur Trotting Classic featured on Saturday night at Hoosier Park.

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Sophomores Battle In Semi-Finals

Saturday, September 20, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Three-year-olds of both sexes and gaits set the fields for their $50,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots Series Finals with eight $20,000 Semifinals on Saturday (September 20) at Mohawk Racetrack.

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Final PA Fair Sire Stakes at Bloomsburg finds trotters in spotlight

Saturday, September 20, 2014  By: PFHHA

Bloomsburg, PA---The final stop of the 2014 Pennsylvania fair season staged the first phase of its harness racing action on Thursday and Friday, with Pennsylvania Fair Sire Stakes the features over the half-mile oval in this northeast Pennsylvania town.

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Freshmen Clash In Semi-Finals

Friday, September 19, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Rookie pacers and trotters of both sexes competed in eight $20,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots Semifinals on Friday night at Mohawk Racetrack.

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Sumatra is an upset winner in Old Oaken Bucket

Thursday, September 18, 2014  By: Ken Weingartner

Delaware, OH --- Sumatra made a sustained first-over charge from prior to the half-mile point and pulled off a 19-1 upset in Thursday’s $118,300 Old Oaken Bucket for 3-year-old male trotters at the Delaware County Fair.

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PEI Colt Stakes Galore At CDP

Thursday, September 18, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

The PEI Colt Stakes continued with pacers in the spotlight during Saturday’s double-header at Charlottetown Driving Park.

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Colonial Downs opens 17th harness racing season

Wednesday, September 17, 2014  By: Darrell Wood

New Kent, VA --- Trainer/driver Brad Irvine’s Bagel Man and Rick’s Crossroads captured both divisions of the Horace Martin Memorial Pacing Series on Wednesday afternoon (Sept. 17) at Colonial Downs as the 17th annual harness racing season got underway.

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Oakes, Gingras On Miss Versatility

Wednesday, September 17, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Four world champions meet in Thursday’s $121,500 Miss Versatility Series championship for older female trotters at the Delaware County Fair in central Ohio.

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Ontario-sired horses ready to go at Delaware

Tuesday, September 16, 2014  By: OSS News

The Little Brown Jug for 3-year-old pacing colts and its filly companion race, the Jugette, are highly coveted races to win and this year Guelph, Ontario-based trainer Gregg McNair has a shot in each. Both of his Ontario-sired horses are regulars on the Ontario Sires Stakes circuit.

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Sports Chic Rallies For Gold

Tuesday, September 16, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Dancin Caroll and Sports Chic, who are both half-sister to famous performers, are making themselves known as well after winning the pair of $105,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Gold Series contests for two-year-old pacing fillies on Monday night at Mohawk Racetrack.

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Joe Thomson Elected to Harness Racing Hall of Fame

Tuesday, September 16, 2014  By: Ken Weingartner

Joe Thomson, owner of Maryland-based Standardbred breeding operation Winbak Farm, has been elected to the Harness Racing Hall of Fame, the U.S. Harness Writers Association (USHWA) announced Tuesday.

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Great time to buy NY-bred pacers

Tuesday, September 16, 2014  By: Harness Horse Breeders of NY

Latham, NY --- Even though the New York Sire Stakes finals have just been completed, yearling buyers are already looking ahead to the fall yearling sales to select the next champion.

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Gratz (Pa) Fair Summary

Tuesday, September 16, 2014  By: PFHHA

Gratz, PA --- At this second-to-last stop on the Pennsylvania Fair Sire Stakes circuit this summer this past Sunday and Monday, there were many fine and fast miles, more point total champions crowned, the leading North American 2-year-old in terms of wins upset by her archrival and a young driver earning a special place in the circuit’s history.

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Enjoying the ride with Jugette starter Lady Shadow

Monday, September 15, 2014  By: Ken Weingartner

Freehold, NJ --- Although he is still relatively new as an owner, Lindsey Rankin understands how rare it is to find a top racehorse.

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Sires Stakes Contested At Grand River

Sunday, September 14, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Her Own Land concluded the regular season Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots season atop the leader board in points with a convincing seven-length victory this afternoon at Grand River Raceway in the first of four $18,000 divisions for three-year-old pacing fillies.

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New York Champions Crowned

Sunday, September 14, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Yonkers Raceway hosted the 25th edition of the New York Night of Champions on Saturday night. The $1.8 million event -- richest night of racing in the state -- offered eight, $225,000 sire stakes finals for two and three-year-olds of both sexes and gaits.

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Speed Again Game In Harrah's Feature

Sunday, September 14, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

A field of eight lined up behind the starter in the featured event on Sunday afternoon (September 14) at Harrah's Philadelphia, a pace for winners over $25,000 lifetime.

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Faves Dominate Green Acres

Saturday, September 13, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Favourites dominated in a quartet of $7,000 legs of the New Jersey Sire Stakes – Green Acres for pacers on Saturday, September 13 at Freehold Raceway.

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Moonwards Hanover & Thinkofagameplan remain hot

Saturday, September 13, 2014  By: OSS News

Campbellville, ON ---. The regular season for the 2-year-old colt and gelding pacers of the Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots Series concluded on Friday (September 12) night at Mohawk Racetrack with five C$18,000 divisions, and Moonwards Hanover and Thinkofagameplan both kept their Grassroots win streaks intact.

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Canadian Yearling Sale Preview Day

Friday, September 12, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Make plans to attend the Canadian Yearling Sale Preview Day Saturday at Flamboro Downs.

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Boost For Ontario's Standardbreds

Friday, September 12, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Today, in advance of the Fall Standardbred sales, the Ontario Racing Commission is pleased to announce revisions to the 2015 Standardbred Improvement Program.

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Rookie Fillies Put On Speed Show

Thursday, September 11, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

The Ontario Sires Stakes rolled back into Mohawk Racetrack on Thursday with two-year-old pacing fillies butting heads in a quartet of $18,000 divisions.

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Ontario breeders are optimistic heading into yearling sales

Wednesday, September 10, 2014  By: Sandra Snyder

Rockwood, ON --- This fall, buyers looking for the best return on their investment should look closely at Ontario-sired yearlings.

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York hosts PA Fair stakes

Wednesday, September 10, 2014  By: PFHHA

York, PA --- The York County Fair, in the southcentral county of Pennsylvania which once was home to the Capital City of the United States of the same name, didn’t host any Presidents during its two days of harness racing on Monday and Tuesday.

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Monochromatic gets 52nd career win

Tuesday, September 09, 2014  By: Matt Sparacino

Harrington, DE---North State Street Stable’s Monochromatic ($4.20, Jim Morand) registered her 52nd career win Tuesday in the $17,000 Mares Open at Harrington Raceway in 1:52.3.

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Sweep For Shadow Play Fillies

Monday, September 08, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Daughters of Shadow Play captured both $105,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Gold divisions for three-year-old pacing fillies tonight at Mohawk.

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Favourites Deliver In Rideau Grassroots

Sunday, September 07, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

A trio of $18,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots Series dashes for three-year-old colt and gelding pacers were the marquee races on Sunday evening (September 7) at Rideau Carleton Raceway, and heavily favoured Shadowbriand, Titus Seelster, and Shadow Place did not disappoint their legions of backers in their respective divisions.

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Pennsylvania Champions Crowned

Sunday, September 07, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

The best Pennsylvania-sired two-year-olds gathered at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs on Saturday night for their $1,240,000 Pennsylvania Sire Stakes Championships Night.

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Grand Circuit Stakes Continue

Saturday, September 06, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Grand Circuit stakes wrapped up on Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack with the spotlight on two and three-year-old pacers in the Champlain and Simcoe Stakes.

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Stakes-Filled Saturday At Mohawk

Friday, September 05, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Hot off the heels of a successful Canadian Pacing Derby night, Mohawk Racetrack will play host to another stakes filled card Saturday night.

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Sires Stakes At Batavia Saturday

Friday, September 05, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

The last chance to see the best bred standardbreds in the Empire State race at Batavia Downs this year will be on Saturday night when the New York Sire Stakes makes its last stop at the Genesee County oval for 2014.

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Record Setting Night At Tioga

Friday, September 05, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Not even an hour after Sassa Hanover equalled JK Molly's 1:52.2 track record for two-year-old pacing fillies at Tioga Downs in her $53,500 New York Sire Stakes event, Mosquito Blue Chip set the record anew in her 1:52.1 sire stakes triumph, finding room up the inside off a pocket trip to just prevail on the all-stakes Thursday evening card.

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Black Book 1 yearling sale catalog now available online

Wednesday, September 03, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Hanover, PA --- The Standardbred Horse Sales Company has posted the 2014 Black Book 1 yearling sale catalog on its website at www.theblackbook.com/catalog-downloads.php.

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Special Sires Stakes races to start Rosecroft Summer-Fall meet

Wednesday, September 03, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Fort Washington, MD --- Rosecroft Raceway will continue live harness racing with a Summer-Fall meet scheduled to begin on Sept. 13. Post time is 6:40 p.m.

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NYSS County Fair champions crowned at Monticello Raceway

Wednesday, September 03, 2014  By: John Manzi

Monticello, NY --- The cream of the freshmen and sophomore pacers and trotters on the NYSS County Fair circuit convened at Monticello Raceway on Tuesday afternoon (Sept. 2).

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Stakes Hat Trick For Henry

Tuesday, September 02, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Trevor Henry, consistently one of the leading drivers in the Ontario Sires Stakes program, captured three of the four $18,000 Grassroots events for two-year-old pacing fillies on the opening night of Flamboro Downs’ fall meet Tuesday evening.

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Stoneboro freshmen shine

Monday, September 01, 2014  By: PFHHA

Stoneboro PA --- On the good side, the 2-year-old trotting filly Peoplesayimnotgood equaled a divisional track record of 2:04.2 in winning Friday (Aug. 29) at the Great Stoneboro Fair in northwestern PA.

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Miller Doubles In New York Sire Stakes

Sunday, August 31, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

There were three divisions of the New York Sire Stakes for two-year-old colt pacers on Saturday night at Vernon Downs and driver Marcus Miller won two of them. All three divisions had purses of $37,266.

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Thinkofagameplan Sets Clinton Record

Sunday, August 31, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

The 2014 racing season at Clinton Raceway came to a close on Sunday afternoon (August 31) with a 12-race card featuring the track’s 34th annual Charity Drivers’ Challenge as well as a track record performance in the Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots program.

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Anndrovette wins Preferred

Friday, August 29, 2014  By: Jennifer Starr

Wilkes-Barre, PA --- Seven powerful mares hit the track for the Preferred Handicap race at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs on Friday evening.

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Mach It So, Golden Receiver in dead-heat at Pocono

Thursday, August 28, 2014  By: Jim Beviglia

Wilkes Barre, PA --- Mach It So and Golden Receiver raced to a dead heat for the win in Saturday night’s featured Preferred pace at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. The race carried a purse of $25,000.

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Sub-1:50 Speed Show At Mohawk

Wednesday, August 27, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

There’s little doubt there could be a sub-1:50 speed sighting Saturday evening at Mohawk Racetrack considering the star power that will be on display, but who would have guessed a pair of sub-1:50 performances would have popped up over the oval on a Tuesday night?

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Donatomite Sharp In Stallion Series

Wednesday, August 27, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Donatomite rolled to the fastest winning time in Stallion Series action on Tuesday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.

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For A Bettor Time Sets Track Mark

Wednesday, August 27, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Bettors Delight is certainly a proud poppa. And why shouldn’t he be, after all, two of his sons each won a division of the $117,000 New York Sires Stakes in 1:52.2 or faster Tuesday afternoon at Monticello Raceway.

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All Bets Off featured in $117,000 NYSS at Monticello

Monday, August 25, 2014  By: John Manzi

Monticello, NY --- One of the best sophomore pacers in the country, All Bets Off, from the powerful Ron Burke Stable, will be the featured attraction when Monticello Raceway presents the last preliminary leg of the rich New York Sire Stakes program on Tuesday afternoon (Aug. 26).

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Maryland 2-year-olds finish August series at Ocean Downs

Monday, August 25, 2014  By: Cheri Stambaugh

Berlin, MD --- Maryland sired 2-year-olds finished off their August series on Sunday (Aug. 24) at Ocean Downs.

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French Laundry Stars In Kindergarten

Sunday, August 24, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Jimmy Takter trainee French Laundry ($2.50) proved a convincing winner in his $10,000 Kindergarten Classic preliminary at Tioga Downs on Sunday (August 24) afternoon, as did other odds-on favourites Wheels Ah Smokin ($2.10) and Bee The Queen ($3.00) in their respective races.

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Anndrovette Prevails In Pocono Preferred

Friday, August 22, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

It was the battle of the multi-millionaire mares in Friday’s feature race at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, a Preferred Handicap for fillies and mares.

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Harrisburg Yearling Sale Preview is available online

Friday, August 22, 2014  By: Standardbred Horse Sales Company

Hanover, PA --- The Standardbred Horse Sales Company is proud to announce that our 76th annual Harrisburg Yearling Sale Preview is now posted on our website, www.theblackbook.com.

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Saratoga Casino and Raceway Roundup

Friday, August 22, 2014  By: Saratoga Casino and Raceway

Brussel Sprout (Glidemaster) continued his win streak on Thursday night at Saratoga Casino and Raceway in the evening’s $8,000 featured race.

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Elims Set For Balanced Image

Wednesday, August 20, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

The stage is set for Saturday evening’s elimination round for the 10th annual Balanced Image Trot at Hanover Raceway.

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Speed Show For Grassrooters

Wednesday, August 20, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Three-year-old pacing colts and geldings found themselves in the spotlight Tuesday at Mohawk Racetrack as the Ontario Sires Stakes rolled into town and presented four Grassroots divisions.

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Freshmen Impress At Yonkers

Wednesday, August 20, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

A Canadian-owned colt remained perfect in four starts as Yonkers Raceway hosted the $202,599 New York Sire Stakes Jim Crawford Pace for two-year-old colts and geldings on Tuesday night.

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Win Just The Tip Of The Iceberg

Wednesday, August 20, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Maximuscle’s victory in a $70,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Gold event at Mohawk this month meant a lot more than the purse to Quebec owner/breeder Guy Corbeil.

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Elimination Mania To Hit Mohawk

Tuesday, August 19, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Many of the sport’s brightest stars will be on display Saturday evening at Mohawk Racetrack as the Campbellville, Ontario oval hosts eliminations for the Canadian Pacing Derby, the Metro Pace and the Shes A Great Lady Stake.

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Lifetime Pursuit Headlines Casual Breeze

Tuesday, August 19, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Eighteen of harness racing’s leading ladies are scheduled to assemble Friday evening at Mohawk Racetrack in a rich set of divisions of the Casual Breeze Stakes.

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Claiming Series Elims Completed

Tuesday, August 19, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Three-year-old pacing fillies butted heads in a pair of eliminations for the Innisfil Summer Claiming Series Tuesday evening at Georgian Downs, with Kyles Secret and Alot Of Sense prevailing in their $5,000 assignments.

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Batavia Downs hosts NYSS 2-year-old trotting colts Wednesday

Tuesday, August 19, 2014  By: Tim Bojarski

Batavia, NY --- Some $110,000 in purse money is up for grabs in two divisions of New York Sire Stake action for freshman trotting colts and geldings on Wednesday night (Aug. 20) at Batavia Downs.

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Preferred Night At Grand River

Monday, August 18, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

A set of $11,000 Preferred 2 events highlighted the Monday evening card at Grand River Raceway, with Adkins Hanover and Dancehall Mistress taking home top honours in their respect assignments.

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Her Own Land Increases Lead

Sunday, August 17, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

With her closest competition, Shadows Wonder, opting to race in the Gold Series, Her Own Land boosted her advantage in the Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots point standings with a 1:52.3 tally in one of five $18,000 divisions for three-year-old pacing fillies on Sunday evening at Georgian Downs.

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Barn Doll Stars; Milestone For Morrill

Sunday, August 17, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Barn Doll got off to a slow start, but she finished first and fastest of four divisions of New York Sire Stakes for two-year-old trotting fillies on Sunday (Aug. 17) at Batavia Downs.

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Fillies Prosper With Drop To Grassroots

Sunday, August 17, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Fillies dropping down from the Ontario Sires Stakes Gold division to the Grassroots level proved successful in several of Sunday’s $18,000 divisions at Clinton Raceway.

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First year filly trotters highlight NYSS at Batavia Downs Sunday

Saturday, August 16, 2014  By: Tim Bojarski

Batavia, NY --- The stars of tomorrow will be on display Sunday (Aug. 17) in four divisions of the $110,000 New York Sire Stake 2-year-old filly trot at Batavia Downs.

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Stakes Double For McIntosh, Waples

Saturday, August 16, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

The driver-trainer combination of Randy Waples and Hall of Famer Bob McIntosh connected for victories in two of the seven $18,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots events for two-year-old colt and gelding pacers on Friday night (August 15) at Mohawk Racetrack.

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Smooth Sailing For Southwind Roulette

Saturday, August 16, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Southwind Roulette and Well Hello There won Pennsylvania Sires Stake divisions Friday at The Meadows, giving Yannick Gingras and trainer Ron Burke a sweep of the $223,960 event for two-year-old filly pacers.

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Ramegade Bruiser's Brother To Triple

Friday, August 15, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Rookie colts, trotters and pacers, will star in Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots action over the next two nights at Mohawk Racetrack and Georgian Downs.

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All Bets Off Upsets In Milstein

Friday, August 15, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

All Bets Off and driver Matt Kakaley overtook heavy favourite McWicked down the stretch to pull off a 7-1 upset in the inaugural $400,000 Carl Milstein Memorial on Friday night at Northfield Park.

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HS Pearl impresses at Dayton Fair

Friday, August 15, 2014  By: PFHHA

Dayton, PA --- It was a good week to be a 2-year-old on the Pennsylvania Fair Sire Stakes trail but it was not a good week to be a 3-year-old.

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Trotters In Spotlight At Batavia

Thursday, August 14, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

The weather was far from perfect for the Batavia Downs leg of the New York Sire Stake three-year-old trotting fillies on Wednesday evening as premature autumnal conditions presented cold temperatures, rain and a track rated as ‘good’.

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Harper Blue Chip Grabs Gold

Thursday, August 14, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Three-year-old trotting colts and geldings went toe-to-toe in a trio of OSS Gold Series divisions Thursday evening at Mohawk Racetrack, and for one special colt – winning his assignment was a piece of cake.

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Band Of Angels Still Undefeated

Thursday, August 14, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Yonkers Raceway Thursday night hosted the $194,800 New York Sire Stakes Frank Becerra Pace for two-year-old fillies. A total of 11 lasses entered a pair of divisions.

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Freshmen Shine In NYSS

Tuesday, August 12, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Although Crazshana’s 2:00 victory was topped by two others, the clocking established a new Monticello Raceway track record for freshmen trotting geldings Monday at Monticello Raceway when Trond Smedshammer drove him to a 2:00 victory in a division of the Excelsior “B” Series of the New York Sire Stakes.

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Fillies To Flaunt It At Batavia

Tuesday, August 12, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

The $118,200 New York Sire Stake for three-year-old trotting fillies invades Batavia Downs on Wednesday, August 13 and features the top series performer of the year so far for her sex and gait.

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Wicked Speed remains perfect with OSS Grassroots victory

Tuesday, August 12, 2014  By: OSS News

Campbellville, ON --- Headlining Mohawk Racetrack’s Monday night (Aug. 11) program were six $16,380 Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots Series events for 2-year-old pacing fillies.

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Maryland Standardbred Fund Stakes held at Ocean Downs

Monday, August 11, 2014  By: Cheri Stambaugh

Berlin, MD --- The 2-year-olds were back at Ocean Downs for the Maryland Standardbred Fund races on a beautiful Sunday night (Aug. 10) with the super moon coming up over the backstretch.

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Sportswriter Rookies Set Track Records

Sunday, August 10, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Two-year-old pacers of both sexes competed in Ontario Sires Stakes Gold Series action on Sunday evening at Georgian Downs.

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B.C. Stakes Champ Wins At Kawartha

Sunday, August 10, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

One Badland Nite, a regular performer at Fraser Downs in B.C. earlier this year, made her first 2014 start in Ontario a winning one for Steve Hudon on Saturday night at Kawartha Downs.

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Morrill Doubles In PA Stallion Series

Saturday, August 09, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

The fourth and final preliminary leg of the Pennsylvania Stallion Series for three-year-old pacing fillies was held at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs Friday night (Aug. 8), with all three favourites winning and some idea of the Stallion Series Championship qualifiers developing.

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Sunfire Blue Chip Ties Yonkers Record

Saturday, August 09, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Malak Uswaad N, driven by Brian Sears, was able to get off the seasonal schneid Saturday night in winning Yonkers Raceway's $44,000 Open Handicap Pace, but that mile was later overshadowed.

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Honesdale Fair races conclude

Friday, August 08, 2014  By: PA Fair Harness Horsemen's Assn

Honesdale, PA --- The second half of the dual-phase meet at the Wayne County Fairgrounds in this northeast PA town, the “PA Fair Sire Stakes” portion after the “county fair” portion, ended Thursday (Aug. 7), with many familiar storylines in place at the wire.

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Gingras Doubles With Perfect Fillies

Friday, August 08, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

There were three New York Sire Stakes for two-year-old pacing fillies at Vernon Downs on Thursday night and Yannick Gingras came in to win two of them and drive the second-place finisher in the other.

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Undefeated Filly Wins Series Final

Thursday, August 07, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Happy Becky squashed her five opponents Thursday night in the final of the Whenuwishuponastar Series at Mohawk Racetrack.

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Ulster is a winner at Saratoga

Wednesday, August 06, 2014  By: Saratoga Casino and Raceway

Saratoga Springs, NY --- Young trotter Ulster (Glidemaster) parlayed the pocket ride to victory for leading driver Billy Dobson on Tuesday night at Saratoga Casino and Raceway.

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Skippin By and My Secret Belle collect OSS Gold

Tuesday, August 05, 2014  By: Ontario Sires Stakes

Campbellville, ON --- A pair of $96,600 Ontario Sires Stakes Gold Series events for 3-year-old pacing fillies were staged on Monday night (Aug. 4) at Mohawk Racetrack and Skippin By and My Secret Belle were victorious.

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Winbak Farm Reports Passing of Village Jove

Tuesday, August 05, 2014  By: Elizabeth Lewis-House

Winbak Farm of New York sadly reports the passing of pacing stallion, Village Jove, p, 2, 1:51.4; 3, 1:49.4 ($284,365).

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Don't Mind Me holds off same rival twice in PA Stallion win at The Meadows

Monday, August 04, 2014  By: Evan Pattak

Washington, PA --- Don’t Mind Me thwarted the same rival twice en route to victory in 1:57.1, fastest split in Monday’s (Aug. 4) $80,000 Pennsylvania Stallion Series stake at The Meadows.

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Handle Record Set At Running Aces

Monday, August 04, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Running Aces Harness Park, now in its seventh season, established a new handle record on Sunday night when $270,252 was bet on the 11-race program, which featured fuller-than-normal fields and highly competitive races.

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Yonkers hosts NYSS Joe Goldstein Trot

Monday, August 04, 2014  By: Frank Drucker

Yonkers, NY --- Yonkers Raceway on Monday night (Aug. 4) hosted the $221,000 New York Sire Stakes Joe Goldstein Trot for 3-year-old fillies.

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Tioga Downs implements purse increase

Monday, August 04, 2014  By: James Witherite

Nichols, NY --- Tioga Downs is implementing a 10 percent across-the-board purse increase, effective immediately.

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Henrys Dominate Dream Of Glory

Sunday, August 03, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Warrawee Promesse and trainer/driver Wayne Henry romped to an open length victory in the $78,800 Dream Of Glory Trot for Ontario-sired three-year-old trotting colts and fillies on Sunday evening at Hanover Raceway.

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Traverse Seelster Perfect At Saratoga

Saturday, August 02, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Traverse Seelster made his second ever trip to Saratoga Casino and Raceway on Friday night and the talented trotter moved his record to two-for-two in the local Open.

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Happy Becky Still Perfect

Friday, August 01, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Happy Becky improved to three-for-three capturing the second leg of the Whenuwishuponastar Series Thursday night at Mohawk Racetrack.

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Yonkers hosts NYSS Jim Meagher Pace

Friday, August 01, 2014  By: Frank Drucker

Yonkers, NY --- New York Sire Stakes continued downstate Thursday night (July 31), with Yonkers Raceway hosting the month-ending $200,900 Jim Meagher Pace for 2-year-old colts and geldings.

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Band Of Angels Equals Track Record

Thursday, July 31, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

The Yannick Gingras-Ron Burke combination teamed up to sweep the three big time New York Sire Stakes races at Saratoga Casino and Raceway on Wednesday night.

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Yonkers hosts NYSS Mike Cohen Trot

Wednesday, July 30, 2014  By: Frank Drucker

Yonkers, NY --- New York Sire Stakes continued downstate Tuesday night (July 29) with Yonkers Raceway hosting the $201,600 Mike Cohen Trot for 2-year-old fillies.

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Fillies Scrap In New York Sires Stakes

Tuesday, July 29, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

After a couple of days worth of hiatus, New York Sire Stakes returned downstate Monday night, with Yonkers Raceway hosting the $226,200 Art Watson Pace for three-year-old fillies.

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Sportswriters Dominate Battle Elims

Monday, July 28, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Sportswriter has taken the province by storm this season, and all you had to do was watch Monday’s Battle Of Waterloo and Battle Of The Belles eliminations if you wanted proof.

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Freshmen contest Maryland Sire Stakes at Ocean Downs

Monday, July 28, 2014  By: Cheri Stambaugh

Berlin, MD --- The 2-year-olds closed out the July Maryland Sire Stakes on Sunday (July 27) at the Casino Ocean Downs.

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Track record smashed in NYSS at Batavia Downs

Sunday, July 27, 2014  By: Tim Bojarski

Batavia, NY --- Three divisions of the New York Sire Stakes for 3-year-old pacing colts and geldings highlighted the Sunday afternoon (July 27) card at Batavia Downs and it didn't take long for the youngsters to impress the crowd.

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Royal Outlook Wins Scioto Open

Sunday, July 27, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Royal Outlook pulled off a mild upset in Scioto Downs' $25,000 Open Pace, winning in 1:52.1 on Saturday night.

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Shadios sizzles in OSS Grassroots at Georgian Downs

Saturday, July 26, 2014  By: Ontario Sires Stakes

Innisfil, ON --- Georgian Downs rolled out the red carpet on Saturday night (July 26) for the 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers of the Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots Series with five C$18,000 dashes going behind the gate.

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Stakes Double For Christoforou

Friday, July 25, 2014  By:

Three-year-old pacing fillies lined up in five $18,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots Series divisions on Friday night at Mohawk Racetrack, and it was a host of fillies who had yet to taste Ontario Sires Stakes success in 2014 emerging with victories.

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New York Freshmen In Yonkers Spotlight

Friday, July 25, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Yonkers Raceway Friday night hosted the $197,500 New York Sire Stakes Milt Taylor Trot for two-year-old colts and geldings, drawn and quartered.

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I Like My Boss remains unbeaten

Thursday, July 24, 2014  By: Matt Sparacino

HARRINGTON, Del. – The richest day of the year for Delaware horsemen Thursday at Harrington Raceway saw the completion of four $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) final events as well as signature events for older horses on the 13-race program.

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Saratoga Record For Market Rally

Thursday, July 24, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

On Wednesday, July 23 at Saratoga Casino and Raceway, Market Rally broke the track record for three-year-old trotting fillies by capturing her $91,550 division of the New York Sire Stakes.

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Grand Slam For St. Pierre

Wednesday, July 23, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

It was close to being “Denis St. Pierre Night” on Tuesday at the Hippodrome 3R as the track’s hottest harness racing driver continued to add to his impressive season, steering in four winners on the ten-race program, including the feature pace with City Loft.

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Faves Falter In Grassroots

Tuesday, July 22, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

An army of two-year-old trotting colts and geldings marched into battle Monday evening at Mohawk Racetrack, as the oval hosted six OSS Grassroots divisions.

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Prestigious Governor's Day program set for Thursday at Harrington

Tuesday, July 22, 2014  By: Matt Sparacino

Harrington, DE --- More than $600,000 in total purses will be up for grabs on the 13-race program at Harrington Raceway Thursday (July 24) during Governor’s Day at the Delaware State Fair.

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NYSS Clinic For Burke And Gingras

Tuesday, July 22, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Yonkers Raceway played Tuesday evening host to the $200,200 New York Sire Stakes Clyde Hirt Pace for two-year-old pacing fillies, and it was a huge night for the duo of trainer Ron Burke and driver Yannick Gingras.

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Monticello Track Record Lowered

Tuesday, July 22, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

On Monday, July 21, Freedomformysoul established a new Monticello Raceway track record for freshmen pacing colts when Jim Morrill Jr. drove the son of If I Can Dream to a 1:55.2 triumph in their division of the New York Sire Stakes.

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Fifteen Wins In A Row

Monday, July 21, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Fifteen-race win streaks tend to get a good deal of press in the Standardbred racing industry, especially when the sire of the horse stands in North America.

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Gordo in astonishing 1:57 win at Bedford (PA) Fair

Monday, July 21, 2014  By: PA Harness Horseman's Association

Bedford PA --- The 2-year-old pacer Gordo astonished the racing fans at the Bedford (PA) Fair on Monday afternoon (July 28) when he scorched to a 1:57 victory in a Pennsylvania Fair Sire Stakes event.

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Stakes Double For Coleman Pupils

Monday, July 21, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

The entry box was flooded with freshman talent for Monday’s card of racing at Grand River Raceway, as two-year-old pacing colts and geldings sparred in seven OSS Grassroots divisions.

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Canadian-Owned Filly Wins Fastest NYSS

Sunday, July 20, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Three-year-old pacing fillies were featured on Saturday night at Saratoga Casino and Raceway as part of the New York Sire Stakes.

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More Quebec-Bred Series Prelims

Sunday, July 20, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

With ideal weather and stakes competition, there were plenty of fast miles and hotly competitive racing at the Hippodrome 3R on Sunday afternoon for the second preliminary round of the $400,000 Quebec-Bred Series for three-year-old pacers and trotters.

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Richardson Celebrates Big Night

Sunday, July 20, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

It's been eight years since the Whatthehecklavec set the aged mare trotting track record at Hanover Raceway and it was in the Walker Invitational Trot.

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Mach Threes Win For Father-Son Duos

Sunday, July 20, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Father and son, trainer and driver teams combined to win the final two $18,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots divisions for two-year-old pacing fillies Sunday afternoon at Clinton Raceway.

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Inspired Art Triples At St. John's

Sunday, July 20, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Inspired Art took top honours in the Preferred Pace for the third straight week at St. John's Racing and Entertainment Centre.

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Shark Festival Upsets In Klein Stake

Saturday, July 19, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Shark Festival and trainer/driver Keith Clark got up in the final strides to upset heavy favourite Rollin Deep in the $45,000 Ralph Klein Breeders Stake for three-year-old pacing fillies on Saturday afternoon at Alberta Downs.

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Ontario-Owned Rookie Impressive

Saturday, July 19, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Overcast skies this morning accompanied the coffee and chocolate babka for Breakfast With The Babies at The Meadowlands.

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Sportswriter Sweeps More Stakes

Friday, July 18, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Pop Writer and Sports Chic, who were winners in the first round of Ontario Sires Stakes Gold Series competition for two-year-old pacing fillies on July 11 at Mohawk Racetrack, backed up those efforts by winning again at the same level on Friday (July 18) night at Grand River Raceway.

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'Royalty' Reigns In New York Sire Stakes

Friday, July 18, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Of four New York Sire Stakes events held at Tioga Downs on Friday (July 18) evening, two-year-old sons of top trotting sire RC Royalty proved victorious in three of them.

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Track Record For ‘Gural’; Five For Morrill

Wednesday, July 16, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Gural Hanover’s victory in his $59,100 division of the New York Sires Stakes for sophomore colts and geldings on Tuesday, July 15 at Monticello Raceway was an eye-opening one when Jim Morrill Jr. guided the big altered son of Crazed-Givemearing to a new overall trotting track record of 1:55.2.

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Hall Of Terror leads PA Stallion Series winners

Tuesday, July 15, 2014  By: Jim Beviglia

Wilkes-Barre, PA---Hall Of Terror posted the fastest winning time among six $20,000 divisions of the Stallion Series on Tuesday night (July 15) at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. The races were for 2-year-old colts and geldings on the pace.

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More Speed Left For Lady Shadow?

Tuesday, July 15, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

“She was a touch aggressive the other night; she was a lot more aggressive this winter than as a two-year-old. The biggest challenge is keeping her quiet.”

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Favourites Foiled At Mohawk In OSS

Tuesday, July 15, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

A five-pack of OSS Grassroots divisions featuring two-year-old trotting fillies helped fill Tuesday’s 11-race card at Mohawk Racetrack, and handicappers had a chance to feast on some nice-priced winners.

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Yonkers Week Preview

Monday, July 14, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

New York Sire Stakes and Open stakes will be in Yonkers Raceway’s display window this week.

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Morrill sweeps Sire Stakes at Yonkers

Monday, July 14, 2014  By: Frank Drucker

Yonkers, NY --- Driver Jim Morrill Jr. won both of Yonkers Raceway’s $225,000 New York Sire Stakes Mike Cipriani trots on Monday night (July 14).

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Batavia’s Meet Overview

Monday, July 14, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Officials with Batavia Downs have released information regarding the upcoming meet at the western New York oval.

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NYSS Freshman Equals Saratoga Record

Sunday, July 13, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

New York's top two-year-old pacing colts and geldings were in town on Saturday for 'Back to the Track' night at Saratoga Casino and Raceway.

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Canadian Connected Fillies Win NYSS

Sunday, July 13, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Mother Nature definitely was a major factor in Sunday afternoon's New York Sire Stakes for two-year-old filly pacers, but the heavy rains didn't stop Our Hot Majorette, Bin N Heaven and Bossers Joy from registering victories over the 'sloppy' track.

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Another Training Triple For Forward

Sunday, July 13, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Team Forward dominated the second live harness racing card of the season at St. John's Racing and Entertainment Centre on Sunday, sweeping the last half of the afternoon card.

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Fields Set For CBC Pace Finals

Saturday, July 12, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

A quintet of Canadian Breeders Championship eliminations for the three-year-old pacers were contested Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack.

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Hemi Seelster Speediest At Georgian

Saturday, July 12, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Two-year-old colt and gelding trotters were in the spotlight on Saturday night at Georgian Downs as five $18,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots Series divisions for freshman colt and gelding trotters went behind the starting gate.

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The Gord Brown Show At Kawartha

Saturday, July 12, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Gord Brown has been the leading driver at Kawartha Downs for several years now and tonight he showed why as he captured half of the 10 races on the card.

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Sportswriter Fillies Grab All The Gold

Saturday, July 12, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

The spectacular run of the first crop of Sportswriter continued on Friday night at Mohawk Racetrack as his daughters won all three $70,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Gold Series divisions for two-year-old pacing fillies.

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I Love New York Wins In NY

Saturday, July 12, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

While Aaron Byron scored a Saturday (July 12) night grand slam at Tioga Downs, he could only muster second honours in the evening's featured $14,000 Miracle Mile 1 Trot.

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House Money Wins Vernon Open

Saturday, July 12, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Ontario-sired House Money received an excellent drive from trainer/driver Roman Lopez to score a victory in the $9,000 Open Handicap Trot at Vernon Downs on Friday night.

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2YO NJSS Finals Contested

Saturday, July 12, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Two-year-old New Jersey-sired trotters kicked off Meadowlands Pace Night with Guess Whos Back and filly Mission Brief winning their respective $100,000 New Jersey Sires Stakes Finals.

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Barn Doll Leads NYSS Winners

Friday, July 11, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Four divisions of the New York Sire Stakes headlined Friday (July 11) evening's program at Tioga Downs, with Barn Doll ($2.70) fastest of the victorious two-year-old trotting fillies.

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Fields Set For CBC Trot Finals

Friday, July 11, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

The first round of Canadian Breeders Championship eliminations was contested on Friday night at Mohawk Racetrack with the fields determined for the three-year-old trotters.

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Preview Of NJSS Finals On M-Pace Card

Friday, July 11, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

A quartet of $100,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes finals for two-year-olds will help comprise a star-studded 13-race program, including the Meadowlands Pace, on Saturday, July 12 at the Meadowlands Racetrack.

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Pace Night Laden With Stars

Friday, July 11, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

No fewer than seven major Grand Circuit stakes will populate the Saturday night card at the Meadowlands Racetrack, led by the track’s signature race, the Meadowlands Pace.

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Stallion Series Dominates Philly Card

Thursday, July 10, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Six divisions of the Stallion Series for two-year-old filly pacers, going for a purse of $20,000 each, headlined the Wednesday afternoon card at Harrah's Philadelphia.

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Key’s Homebreds Impress In OSS

Thursday, July 10, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Two-year-old pacing fillies strutted their stuff in five OSS Grassroots divisions at Mohawk Racetrack, and it turned out to be a banner night for trainer Ron Parsons, driver Trevor Henry and owner/breeder Bob Key.

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Underrated Bettor's Edge seeks Haughton glory

Wednesday, July 09, 2014  By: Ken Weingartner

Freehold, NJ --- Bettor’s Edge is not the highest profile pacer in the Ron Burke Stable, but he is holding his own against the best in the sport.

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The wild one, the ornery one and the sweetie

Wednesday, July 09, 2014  By: Rich Fisher

Trenton, NJ --- Trainer Julie Miller will need some good peripheral vision Saturday as she will have her eyes all over the Meadowlands Racetrack.

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Royal Deceptor destroys Buffalo track record in NYSS

Wednesday, July 09, 2014  By: Brian J. Mazurek

Hamburg, NY --- Royal Deceptor set sail from the rail and kept right on going into the Buffalo Raceway record book Wednesday evening (July 9) with a stunning 1:59.3 time over the fast track to highlight the action in the New York Sire Stakes for 2-year-old colt and gelding trotters.

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Sportswriter 2-year-olds making waves in OSS

Tuesday, July 08, 2014  By: Heather Mackay Roberts

Campbellville, ON---The first crop of Sportswriter has exploded onto the Ontario Sires Stakes scene as the 2-year-old pacers start their racing season.

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Dragon Eddy Roars In PASS

Tuesday, July 08, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Dragon Eddy quarter-poled to the lead, then dug in late to capture the fastest division of Tuesday’s $236,060 Pennsylvania Sires Stake at The Meadows.

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Codey: NJ Racing Should Be Included

Tuesday, July 08, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Recent comments by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and by state Senate President Stephen Sweeney have given momentum to the idea of casinos being built in North Jersey – quite possibly the Meadowlands.

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Upset City In OSS At Mohawk

Tuesday, July 08, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Longshot players had a field day Tuesday evening at Mohawk Racetrack thanks to a pair of upset winners as the Campbellville, Ontario oval hosted six OSS Grassroots divisions for two-year-old pacing colts and geldings.

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Joe Thomson on ballot for Hall of Fame

Tuesday, July 08, 2014  By: United States Harness Writers Association

Mechanicsburg, PA --- Joe Thomson, owner of the successful Standardbred breeding operation Winbak Farm, has been selected by the screening committee of the United States Harness Writers Association for inclusion on the ballot for election to the sport’s Hall of Fame, to be decided later this summer.

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Freshman NYSS trotters arrive at Buffalo Raceway

Tuesday, July 08, 2014  By: Brian J. Mazurek

Hamburg, NY --- There's another bull's-eye on a Buffalo Raceway track record on Wednesday night (July 9) when the New York Sire Stakes for 2-year-old colt and gelding trotters take dead aim at the 2:01.2 mark set by Timothy Patrick (2012) and The Lindy Treaty (2013).

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Shadows Wonder Wins Kin Pace

Sunday, July 06, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Three-year-old pacing filly Shadows Wonder and Clinton Raceway's leading driver Trevor Henry defeated track record holder Her Own Land in the $65,800 final of the Kin Pace on Sunday afternoon.

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St. John's 2014 Racing Season Begins

Sunday, July 06, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

The 2014 season of live harness racing began at St. John's Racing and Entertainment Centre in Goulds, N.L.

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Traverse Seelster Wins Saratoga Debut

Saturday, July 05, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Traverse Seelster headed to New York's Saratoga Casino and Raceway on Friday night for the first time off an eye-popping mile at Harrington Raceway in Delaware.

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Shebestingin Wins Golden Girls Prep

Saturday, July 05, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

A quartet of $100,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes Finals for two-year-olds is scheduled for Saturday, July 12, sharing the card with the finals of the Meadowlands Pace, Mistletoe Shalee, Stanley Dancer, Del Miller, William R. Haughton and Golden Girls.

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Sportswriter Fillies Impress

Friday, July 04, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

It was another good morning for pacing sire Sportswriter, who produced a pair of two-year-old qualifying winners during Friday’s nine-race session at Mohawk Racetrack.

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'Sassa' & Morrill Jr. Headline NYSS

Friday, July 04, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Even though the overwhelming majority of the two-year-old pacing fillies in the $110,000 New York Sire Stakes were making their first pari-mutuel starts on Friday, they raced like veterans.

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Angus Hall Fillies Sweep OSS

Thursday, July 03, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

It was an ‘all about Angus Hall’ night at Mohawk Racetrack on Thursday evening, as the popular trotting sire watched his daughters sweep the OSS Gold Series divisions featured at the Campbellville oval.

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Kirby Scores 3,000th Win

Thursday, July 03, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Driver Victor Kirby joined the 3,000 win club Thursday at Harrington Raceway completing a three-win day to reach the milestone.

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Preferred Repeat For Visible Gold

Thursday, July 03, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Given a second-quarter breather, Visible Gold clicked off the back half in a nifty 55.1 en route to his second straight victory in Thursday’s $22,500 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows.

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McNair Trainee Fastest In 2YO NYSS

Wednesday, July 02, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

There's been five track records either tied or broken this season at Buffalo Raceway, but the two-year-old colt and gelding pacers came up empty in trying to challenge any of the marks in the three $37,266 divisions of the New York Sire Stakes on a steamy Wednesday night (July 2).

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Thisgirlisonfire Stars In Grassroots

Wednesday, July 02, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Thisgirlisonfire lived up to her name as she captured the fastest of six $18,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots divisions for three-year-old trotting fillies on Wednesday night at Grand River Raceway.

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Her Own Land Sets Clinton Record

Sunday, June 29, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Three-year-old pacing filly Her Own Land and driver James MacDonald kicked off the Kin Pace elimination round on Sunday afternoon with a 1:55 track record performance at Clinton Raceway.

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Table Talk Rebounds In NYSS

Sunday, June 29, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

After not getting involved in the Fan Hanover until far too late, the Wiz Kids Stable's Table Talk ($4.60) returned to her winning ways in a $39,900 New York Sire Stakes event for three-year-old pacing fillies on Saturday (June 28) evening at Tioga Downs.

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Record-Setting Night For Rookies

Saturday, June 28, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Records are made to be broken, and that's just what the two-year-olds did on Friday night at The Meadowlands.

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Northfield F&M Open To ‘Kellie Jo’

Friday, June 27, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Sent off at odds of 2-1, Up Front Kellie Jo shot to the lead from Post 6 for driver Keith Kash, Jr., and after rolling the field through fractions of :27, :56 and 1:24.4 the mare finished off her foes with a :29.1 closing quarter.

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Town Pro Series Sequel Complete

Friday, June 27, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

This year’s Town Pro Series has proved to be a wide-open affair considering four different horses managed to find their way to victory lane in the preliminary legs of the event.

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Stars, 2YOs In Friday Qualifiers

Friday, June 27, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

The Meadowlands Racetrack and Mohawk Racetrack each held massive qualifying sessions on Friday, June 27, meaning that returning starts and budding prospects were in abundance under perfect racing conditions.

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Hands Off With All Bets Off

Friday, June 27, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

“I’m not going to lie; I’ve never had two guys excite me like Ron Burke and Matt Kakaley.”

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Freshman Fillies Impress In NYSS

Thursday, June 26, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

The New York Sire Stakes for two-year-old trotting fillies highlighted a 13-race program Thursday night at Vernon Downs, with four separate divisions being the focus of the night.

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Meadowlands/SBOANJ announce bonus program for NJ sired horses

Wednesday, June 25, 2014  By: Meadowlands Media Relations

East Rutherford, NJ --- Together with the Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey, The Meadowlands will be implementing a bonus program for several of its overnight races for New Jersey sired horses.

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Opening round for 2-year-old NJSS on Friday at The Meadowlands

Wednesday, June 25, 2014  By: Carol Hodes

Manalapan, NJ --- Hope springs eternal as 2-year-old New Jersey sired pacers and trotters make their first career starts on Friday night (June 27) at Meadowlands Racetrack.

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I Like My Boss runs streak to 11 in DSBF at Harrington

Wednesday, June 25, 2014  By: Matt Sparacino

Harrington, DE --- Patrons attending Harrington Raceway on Wednesday evening (June 25) witnessed a multitude of significant happenings on the racetrack.

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Fillies Impress In NYSS At Tioga

Tuesday, June 24, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

The New York Sire Stakes for three-year-old trotting fillies highlighted Monday’s 15-race program at Tioga Downs, with a set of divisions – each worth $62,400 – on tap.

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Tamarind scores at 16-1 at Meadows

Tuesday, June 24, 2014  By: Evan Pattak

Washington, PA---Dismissed at 16-1 because of his poor post position, Tamarind circled the field early and held on late to score the upset in Tuesday’s (June 24) $22,500 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows.

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DSBF legs to Overnight Hit, Bella's Spunkin

Tuesday, June 24, 2014  By: Matt Sparacino

Harrington, DE---The second leg of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) stakes for 3-year-old filly trotters is now complete after 10 fillies went to post over two divisions Tuesday (June 24) at Harrington Raceway.

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Colts Impress In DSBF Prelims

Monday, June 23, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Three $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund divisions for pacing colts were contested Sunday at Harrington Raceway.

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It was 'Miller time' at Gaitway Farm

Monday, June 23, 2014  By: Ken Weingartner

Manalapan, NJ --- Monday morning was Miller time for trainer Tom Fanning.

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Maven In, Others Out

Monday, June 23, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

If all goes as planned, one trotting mare will return to action June 30 in the second round of the Miss Versatility Series at Mohawk Racetrack while another will sit this round out.

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Faves Falter In Gold Divisions

Monday, June 23, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Three-year-old pacing fillies sparred in a set of $105,000 OSS Gold Series divisions Monday evening at Mohawk Racetrack, with Sudoku and My Secret Belle winning their respective assignments.

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Ont-Sired Winner In Running Aces Open

Monday, June 23, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

R Gauwitz Hanover, the longest shot in the field, captured the $8,500 Open Pace at Running Aces on Sunday night, speeding to a 1:53.2 score.

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MacDonald Nabs 1,000th Win

Sunday, June 22, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

A three-win performance during Sunday evening’s 11-race card at Georgian Downs propelled driver James MacDonald into harness racing’s 1,000-wins club.

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Tioga Record To You Rock My World

Sunday, June 22, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

You Rock My World has apparently found the right form in 2014.

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Nighttraintovegas Sweeps Alberta Princess

Sunday, June 22, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

The betting public was infatuated with Nighttraintovegas in Saturday’s $52,500 final of the Alberta Princess at Alberta Downs, and the filly dug in deep en route to delivering on the pari-mutuel promise.

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More 2YOs Unveiled Saturday

Saturday, June 21, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

After mammoth sessions of two-year-old qualifiers on Friday, both Mohawk Racetrack and The Meadowlands were back at it with more of the same on Saturday morning.

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Welcome To The Shadow Play Show

Saturday, June 21, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

When the three-year-old pacing fillies kick off their 2014 Ontario Sires Stakes Gold season on Monday night at Mohawk, one sire is predominant among the two $105,000 divisions.

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Sun Stakes Saturday At Pocono

Saturday, June 21, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

The stars were out in full force at Pocono Downs for a stakes-filled Saturday evening card, and the teletimer took a beating.

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Fillies Flaunt It In OSS Grassroots

Friday, June 20, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Sophomore pacing fillies were front and centre Thursday evening at Mohawk Racetrack as the Campbellville oval hosted seven OSS Grassroots divisions.

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Absolutely Certain Wins Buffalo Open

Friday, June 20, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Absolutely Certain left little doubt in winning Friday night's $10,500 Open Trot at Buffalo Raceway as he roared down the passing lane to post a stunning one length victory over Fiorentina in a seasonal-best of 1:59.1.

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ORC Tweaks 2014 Race Dates

Friday, June 20, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

The Director of the Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) announced the decision to approve changes to the Dresden Raceway (Dresden) and Rideau Carleton Raceway (Rideau) 2014 approved Race Date Schedules.

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Qualifiers Flood Mohawk, Big M

Friday, June 20, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Two-year-old qualifying action flooded both the Meadowlands Racetrack and Mohawk Racetrack Friday morning, and both raceways hosted the sessions under perfect weather conditions.

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Tioga to host New York Sire Stakes on Monday night

Thursday, June 19, 2014  By: Michael Chamberlain

Nichols, NY --- The 3-year-old filly trotters will be in the spotlight on Monday night (June 23) at Tioga Downs with two divisions of the New York Sire Stakes as part of a special 15-race program.

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Sweetnsinful destroys track mark in NYSS at Buffalo

Wednesday, June 18, 2014  By: Brian J. Mazurek

Hamburg, NY --- The last time Sweetnsinful was at Buffalo Raceway it was on July 12, 2013, in the New York Sire Stakes for 2-year-old filly pacers.

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Undefeated Streak Reaches 10 For 'Boss'

Wednesday, June 18, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Local standout three-year-old trotter I Like My Boss ($2.10, Jon Roberts) kept his unblemished record intact Wednesday, prevailing in one of two $20,000 divisions of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund first leg in 2:00.2.

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Trainer Gary Messenger sends out four winners at Monticello on Wednesday

Wednesday, June 18, 2014  By: John Manzi

Monticello, NY --- Trainer Gary Messenger is again having a good year at Monticello Raceway.

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Pennsylvania’s horse racing industry in jeopardy due to diversion of funds, declining revenue

Wednesday, June 18, 2014  By: Pennsylvania Department of the Auditor General

Harrisburg, PA --- Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said today the future of Pennsylvania’s billion dollar horse racing industry is in trouble and risks a catastrophic shutdown if measures are not taken to increase revenue and stop a diversion of racing funds to plug holes in the state’s budget.

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Kelsey's Commando, Overnight Hit take DSBF divisions

Tuesday, June 17, 2014  By: Matt Sparacino

Kelsey’s Commando ($2.20, Victor Kirby) and Overnight Hit ($3.20, Art Stafford Jr.) prevailed in their respective $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) divisions Tuesday (June 17) for 3-year-old trotting fillies at Harrington Raceway.

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Buffalo to host NYSS sophomore filly pacers

Tuesday, June 17, 2014  By: Brian J. Mazurek

Hamburg, NY --- On Sunday, a new Buffalo Raceway track record was set for 3-year-old filly trotters when Glowngold covered the mile in 1:59, breaking the old standard of 1:59.1 registered by Brandnewgirlfriend in 2009.

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Dancehall Mistress Delivers In Preferred

Tuesday, June 17, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Dancehall Mistress didn’t have much luck in her first two starts of the season for trainer Brad Maxwell, but in Monday’s third kick at the can she hit the jackpot.

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Muscle Babe Much The Best

Monday, June 16, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Fresh off her sweep of this year’s SBOA Stakes, Muscle Babe returned to Mohawk Racetrack and dominated the three-year-old filly trotters she faced in Monday’s OSS Gold Series division.

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Trio of harness races to air on CBS Sports Network in 2014

Monday, June 16, 2014  By: Meadowlands Media Relations Department

CBS Sports Network has been the home of the $1.5 million Hambletonian since 2012. The world’s most famous harness race returns on Aug. 2 from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. (EDT).

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Burke's 2YOs Impress In Qualifiers

Monday, June 16, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Trainer Ron Burke sent out seven winning two-year-olds Monday (June 16) as the second round of qualifiers was held at Gaitway Farm.

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Fillies Impress In DSBF Elims

Monday, June 16, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Three $20,000 divisions of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund first leg for sophomore pacing fillies were contested Monday at Harrington Raceway.

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Pierce To Drive Tuesday At Mohawk

Monday, June 16, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

It is definitely not the norm to see Ron Pierce’s name down to drive on a Tuesday card at Mohawk Racetrack, but that will be the case this week.

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Glowngold Sets Track Record In NYSS

Sunday, June 15, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Glowngold set a new track record and Market Rally got that winning feeling back to highlight the two $59,100 divisions of the New York Sire Stakes for the three-year-old filly trotters at Buffalo Raceway on a picture perfect Sunday afternoon (June 15).

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MacDonald Wins Five At Georgian

Sunday, June 15, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Driver James MacDonald dominated Sunday's harness racing card at Georgian Downs, winning five of the 11 dashes to take over the top spot on the track's early season leaderboard.

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Elite Awards & Motorino Win DSBF Splits

Sunday, June 15, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

The Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) stakes for three-year-olds officially resumed Sunday with a pair of $20,000 divisions on the 13-race program at Harrington Raceway.

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Prince Clyde Fastest In Grassroots

Saturday, June 14, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

On the night prior to the $1 million North America Cup, the three-year-old colt and gelding pacers of the Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots Division got a chance in the spotlight at Mohawk Racetrack, competing over the seven-eighths mile oval in eight $18,000 events.

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It’s a hat trick for Anndrovette in Roses Are Red

Saturday, June 14, 2014  By: WEG Media

Campbellville, ON --- The classy veteran pacing mare Anndrovette showed she was all heart completing the three-peat in the Roses Are Red Stakes Saturday night at Mohawk.

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Takter dominates 2-year-old action at The Big M

Saturday, June 14, 2014  By: Meadowlands Media Relations Department

East Rutherford, NJ --- A total of sixteen 2-year-old baby races were contested at the Meadowlands Saturday morning under plenty of sunshine with mild temperatures and a fast track.

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Filly trotters highlight NYSS card Sunday at Buffalo

Friday, June 13, 2014  By: Brian J. Mazurek

Hamburg, NY --- It may be Father’s Day on Sunday afternoon (June 15) but it will be the ladies taking center stage at Buffalo Raceway as the New York Sires Stakes comes to town with a pair of $59,100 divisions on tap for the 3-year-old trotting fillies.

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Bier Injured, Trotter Killed At Pocono

Friday, June 13, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Horseman Daryl Bier broke his pelvis in a four-horse accident during Thursday morning qualifiers at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.

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She Likes The Canadian Air

Friday, June 13, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Anndrovette is among a group of five female pacers to win the Roses Are Red Stakes in back-to-back years.

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Fan Hanover finalist Table Talk is a handful

Thursday, June 12, 2014  By: Rich Fisher

Trenton, NJ --- When a horse is as demanding as Table Talk, she better be good.

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Goshen is harness racing’s heart over July 4th weekend

Thursday, June 12, 2014  By: Ken Weingartner

Freehold, NJ --- All the racing and harness racing history a person could want will be found in one place over the long Fourth of July weekend in Goshen, N.Y.

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Marohn Ready To Step Up 'Cup' Night

Wednesday, June 11, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Jimmy Marohn Jr. has been making a name for himself in the state of New York, but Saturday night he’ll be looking to establish himself on the sport’s biggest stage at Mohawk Racetrack.

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Darling's OSS Colts Switch It Up

Wednesday, June 11, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Jack Darling, a trainer well known for his skill with young horses, has a trio of three-year-old pacing colts competing so far in this year’s Ontario Sires Stakes, but the boys have switched things up a bit.

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Marks: Here come the babies

Wednesday, June 11, 2014  By: Bob Marks

Here come the 2-year-olds.

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Tamarind earns career mark at The Meadows

Tuesday, June 10, 2014  By: Evan Pattak

Washington, PA---Looped from the gate, Tamarind persevered, made the lead at the quarter and collected an in-hand victory in a career-best 1:53.2 in Tuesday’s $20,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows.

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Rainy morning for Gaitway qualifiers

Monday, June 09, 2014  By: Ken Weingartner

Manalapan, NJ --- Heavy rain in the early morning led to numerous scratches Monday (June 9) at Gaitway Farm, which was hosting its first of three days of qualifiers this month for 2-year-old trotters and pacers.

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EBC Finals & Vernon's Fastest Mile Highlight Sunday's Card

Monday, June 09, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Expressive Action and filly Crediama were victorious in the $432,850 Empire Breeders Classic sophomore trotting finals featured on Sunday night's harness racing card at Vernon Downs while Fireyourguns blazed to a 1:48 all-age track record victory in the $10,000 Open Pace.

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Rock Me Amastreos Upsets In Preferred

Sunday, June 08, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

David Snowden's homebred pacer Rock Me Amastreos pulled off a 9-1 upset in the featured $11,000 Preferred 2 Pace at Georgian Downs on Sunday night as he defeated co-favourites World Away and Nothingbutmach by more than three lengths.

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Hanover Opens With New Amenities

Sunday, June 08, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

The weather was perfect and the crowd was large for Hanover Raceway's first night of live harness racing in 2014 on Saturday.

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Stars, Rookies Qualify Saturday

Saturday, June 07, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

The first session of two-year-old qualifiers at Mohawk Racetrack took place on Saturday morning while South of the border the Meadowlands hosted its second session of Breakfast with the Babies with an added attraction of older stars.

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Uffizi Hanover, Table Talk score in Fan Hanover elims

Saturday, June 07, 2014  By: WEG Media

Campbellville, ON --- Uffizi Hanover and Table Talk each made their Canadian debut a winning one, upsetting in their respective C$35,000 Fan Hanover eliminations at Mohawk on Saturday night (June 7).

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Mr Web Page Upsets In Vernon Open

Saturday, June 07, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Mr Web Page, driven by Roman Lopez, scored a surprise victory in the $9,500 Open Trot featured Friday at Vernon Downs, posting a win as the longest shot on the board at 15-1 in the field of six, paying $32.80.

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Anndrovette and Yagonnakissmeornot take Roses Are Red eliminations

Saturday, June 07, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Campbellville, ON --- Anndrovette, the two-time defending Roses Are Red champion, and driver Tim Tetrick didn’t disappoint the betting public.

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Burke Reaches 5,000-Win Milestone

Friday, June 06, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Trainer Ron Burke celebrated his 5,000th career win early Friday evening as Comicbook Hero prevailed in a four-horse photo finish in the second race at The Meadows.

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Spreester Fastest In NYSS At Monticello

Friday, June 06, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

New York-bred sophomore filly pacers were on display on Friday afternoon, June 6 at Monticello Raceway with four New York Sire Stakes and four Excelsior Series events.

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D'Ambrose receives USHWA-NJ honor

Thursday, June 05, 2014  By: Ellen Harvey

Freehold, NJ --- Suzanne D’Ambrose, of Neptune, N.J., is the winner of the 2014 Stanley Dancer Award from the New Jersey Chapter of the United States Harness Writers Association.

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Slot Machine Bill Helps NJ Racetracks

Thursday, June 05, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Assemblyman Ron Dancer has introduced legislation that will help bolster the state’s horse racing and casino industries while creating a new and sustainable source of funding for open space preservation without raising taxes or diverting existing revenues.

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NJ Track Slots Bill Introduced

Thursday, June 05, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Republicans in New Jersey have announced that Assemblyman Ron Dancer has introduced legislation which calls for slot-machine gaming to be introduced to racetracks in the state.

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Monticello’s Friday NYSS Preview

Thursday, June 05, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Monticello Raceway’s New York Sire Stakes season will kick off on Friday, June 6 when the three-year-old pacing fillies come into town.

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New NYSS Excelsior conditions clarified

Wednesday, June 04, 2014  By: Harness Horse Breeders of New York State

Latham, NY --- The Harness Horse Breeders of New York State has received numerous calls concerning the new Excelsior conditions.

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Grand Circuit Preview

Wednesday, June 04, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

The publicity department for the Grand Circuit has sent out its preview for upcoming Grand Circuit races.

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Rosecroft Raceway Roundup

Tuesday, June 03, 2014  By: harness publicists across North America

Gloria Kinnamon's I Wanna Go Fast took an adventurous route to the winner's circle on Tuesday night in the $12,000 Open Pace at Rosecroft Raceway.

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Sutton wins seven on Monday at Northfield

Tuesday, June 03, 2014  By: Ayers Ratliff

Northfield, OH --- Northfield Park's leading driver, Josh Sutton, drove seven winners on the Monday (June 2) program.

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Yonkers Announces Purse Increase

Tuesday, June 03, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

When Yonkers Raceway returns from hiatus, it will do so with an across-the-board purse increase.

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Morand drives winner No. 9,000

Tuesday, June 03, 2014  By: Matt Sparacino

Harrington, DE---Jim Morand entered the record books Tuesday (June 3) at Harrington Raceway, becoming just the 15th driver in North American harness racing history to reach 9,000 wins.

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Elimination Mania At Mohawk

Tuesday, June 03, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

A blockbuster weekend of racing is fast approaching at Mohawk Racetrack, and while all eyes will be on Saturday’s trio of eliminations for the Pepsi North America Cup – they won’t be the only races worth watching.

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Long Island Tea Wins Vernon Open; EBC Posts Drawn

Sunday, June 01, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Long Island Tea picked up a victory in the $8,000 featured Open Trot at Vernon Downs on Saturday night.

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Sonic Spark & Ghost Pine Win Adios Pick

Sunday, June 01, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Three-year-old pacing colts Sonic Spark and Ghost Pine shared the spotlight on Sunday afternoon at Alberta Downs, winning their respective $20,000 Adios Pick divisions by a combined 10 lengths.

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All Bets Off Wins Art Rooney

Sunday, June 01, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Odds-on favourite All Bets Off was both anxious and effective Saturday night, winning the $300,000 final of Yonkers Raceway’s Art Rooney Pace for three-year-old colts and geldings.

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Ryans Caviar Earns Fifth Straight Win

Sunday, June 01, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

On a day where the one-hole ruled the first six races, Ryans Caviar had a streak of his own.

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Breakfast With Big M's Babies

Saturday, May 31, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

The first baby races of the 2014 season were conducted on Saturday morning at Meadowlands Racetrack under sunny skies with temperatures in the 60s and a considerable breeze in their faces finishing.

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Precocious Beauty Wins 2014 Debut

Saturday, May 31, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

O'Brien Award winning pacing filly Precocious Beauty kicked off her sophomore campaign with a 1:52.4 triumph in Friday night's New York Sire Stakes at Vernon Downs for the Canadian father-son team of driver Doug and trainer Gregg McNair.

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Lady Shadow & Muscle Babe Win SBOA Finals

Saturday, May 31, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Team McNair's sophomore pacing fillies are off to a fantastic start this stakes season.

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Sunshine Beach Surfaces At Mohawk

Friday, May 30, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

The conditions at Mohawk Racetrack were perfect Friday morning as Sunshine Beach recorded his first charted mile in preparation for his jump to the aged pacing ranks.

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State Treasurer Thrills In Molson Pace

Friday, May 30, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Despite a rocky start, defending Molson Pace champion State Treasurer circled a field of the sport's top pacers to take this year's $150,000 edition at The Raceway at the Western Fair District on Friday, May 30.

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Forty-Nine Remain NA Cup Eligible

Thursday, May 29, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

The connections of 49 three-year-old pacing colts and geldings have kept their charges eligible to the 31st edition of the $1 million Pepsi North America Cup by making the final May 15 sustaining payment.

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How Good Is All Bets Off

Thursday, May 29, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

We’re trying to figure out how good he is and where he fits.

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Moore Discusses His Weekend Trio

Thursday, May 29, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

He's got a heart of gold and he'll just keep going until the sun goes down.

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Hanover Preps For 50th Season

Wednesday, May 28, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

With its first qualifying session coming up this weekend, Hanover Raceway's 50th anniversary season is set to kick off on Saturday, June 7.

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NA Cup Contender Update

Wednesday, May 28, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Six of the 10 horses listed in Trot's 2014 Pepsi North America Cup Spring Book are racing in Saturday's Somebeachsomewhere divisions at Mohawk Racetrack. Where are the other four?

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Heavenly Place Wins Buffalo Mares Open

Wednesday, May 28, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

It's more than a month away from the Fourth of July, but Heavenly Place put on an explosive display on Wednesday night in the $10,500 Fillies and Mares Open Pace at Buffalo Raceway.

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'Traverse' Takes Harrington Open Trot

Wednesday, May 28, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Keith Pippi’s Traverse Seelster ($3.40, Ross Wolfenden) notched his fifth win of the year with a 1:56.4 victory in the $17,000 Open Trot at Harrington Raceway on Wednesday.

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Red Mile, KHHA Reach Agreement

Wednesday, May 28, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

It has been reported that the Kentucky Harness Horsemen's Association and the Red Mile have reached a seven-year deal in regard to revenue generated by Historical Racing machines.

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Burke is counting on All Bets Off in Rooney final

Wednesday, May 28, 2014  By: Ken Weingartner

Freehold, NJ --- Everything appears to be right on with All Bets Off as he heads into Saturday’s $300,000 Art Rooney Pace at Yonkers Raceway.

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Posts Drawn For Rooney, Lismore

Tuesday, May 27, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Standout statebred All Bets Off drew right smack in the middle, landing post position four for Saturday night’s $300,000 final of Yonkers Raceway’s Art Rooney Pace.

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No Bad Luck Wins At Harrington

Tuesday, May 27, 2014  By: Matt Sparacino

George Teague’s No Bad Luck ($25.40, Montrell Teague) was an upset winner in the $10,600 featured conditioned pace for filly and mare pacers with a 1:54 victory Tuesday at Harrington Raceway.

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Hiawatha To Race, Sudbury Will Not

Monday, May 26, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Within minutes on Monday afternoon, announcements were made that signified good news for horsemen awaiting race dates in the Sarnia area and a bombshell of disappointment for Northern Ontario's harness racing season.

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Cimeronken Wires Flamboro Trotters

Sunday, May 25, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Following three straight second-place finishes in the $11,000 Preferred 2 Trot at Flamboro Downs, Cimeronken made it back to the winner's circle with a career-best effort in Saturday's feature race.

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Market Share wins Maxie Lee in 1:50.2

Sunday, May 25, 2014  By: Ken Weingartner

Trainer Linda Toscano thought nothing was wrong with Market Share despite the trotter making an uncharacteristic break in his start prior to Sunday’s (May 25) Maxie Lee Memorial Invitational.

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Rooney & Lismore Elims Contested; Hes Watching Defeated

Sunday, May 25, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

The storyline entering Saturday night’s eliminations for Yonkers Raceway’s Art Rooney Pace for three-year-old colts/gelding was the undefeated Hes Watching.

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Has Ocean Downs paid off for community? Locals say yes

Saturday, May 24, 2014  By: Charlene Sharpe

For years before slots were approved at Ocean Downs, Ocean City business owners spoke out against the establishment of a casino so close to their resort town.

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Tetrick Sweeps NJSS Colt Divisions

Saturday, May 24, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

The truth is the weather was frightful, causing a 90 minute delay prior to the second race, but heavy showers did not deter 8-5 favourite Speak The Truth, who won the first of three second round divisions of the New Jersey Sire Stakes for three-year-old trotters on Friday night, May 23 at The Meadowlands.

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Glamour Boys Open 2014 OSS Season

Friday, May 23, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

The 2014 Ontario Sires Stakes season kicked off on Friday night at The Raceway at the Western Fair District with three-year-old pacing colts and geldings in the spotlight.

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Sweet Lou leads TVG Free For All at The Meadowlands

Thursday, May 22, 2014  By: The Meadowlands Media Relations Department

East Rutherford, NJ --- Sweet Lou returned to The Meadowlands in style in the first round of the TVG Free For All Championship series with a dominant and compelling performance on May 10, sailing around the East Rutherford oval in 1:48.3.

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'Dylan' Wins Another Pompano Open

Thursday, May 22, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Tug River Dylan, handled by Dave Ingraham, wore down pacesetting Illusionsndreams, driven by Andy Santeramo, turning for home and went on to score a victory measuring one and a quarter lengths in Pompano Park's $10,000 Open Trot on Wednesday night.

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Harness Racing Notebook: Same state, different tracks for Holloway duo

Thursday, May 22, 2014  By: Ken Weingartner

Freehold, NJ --- Trainer Joe Holloway’s top two female pacers will be in action Sunday in Pennsylvania, but at different tracks.

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Added events and purses for Sun Stakes Saturday card at Pocono

Thursday, May 22, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Wilkes-Barre, PA --- One of the greatest cards on the yearly schedule of world harness racing was made even better today...

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Kawartha Downs To Race In 2014

Thursday, May 22, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

After months of uncertainty regarding the future of horse racing at Kawartha Downs, owner Skip Ambrose has announced that live harness racing will take place at the Fraserville five-eighths mile track this summer.

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‘Jewels’ Sparkle At Hippodrome 3R

Wednesday, May 21, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Jewels In The Sand – the youngest competitor in the field at age four and one of four mares in the field – showed her heels to her eight rivals while winning the seventh race feature trot at Hippodrome 3R on Tuesday.

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Mohawk Meet Kicks Off Thursday

Wednesday, May 21, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

The Woodbine Entertainment Group’s live Standardbred racing schedule is switching to Mohawk Racetrack in Campbellville, Ont. for the track’s 51st season of live racing.

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Maven is ready for the boys in Solvalla test

Wednesday, May 21, 2014  By: Kimberly A Rinker

Solvalla, Sweden --- Maven --- the first of 16 horses to be invited to this year’s Elitlopp -- is settling into her surroundings at the Erikssund Training Stable near Stockholm, in preparation for the Swedish classic at Solvalla on Sunday (May 25).

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Maven arrives in Sweden

Tuesday, May 20, 2014  By: Karsten Bonsdorf

On Monday afternoon (May 19), the Jonas Czernyson-trained Maven arrived at Erikssund Stable outside Stockholm, Sweden, after her long journey from the United States.

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Tamarind Wins Preferred; Five For Merriman

Tuesday, May 20, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Forsaking his usual closing style, Tamarind roared to the front and never relinquished the lead as he captured Tuesday’s $20,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows.

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Big card on Wednesday at Plainridge

Tuesday, May 20, 2014  By: Plainridge Racecourse

Plainville, MA --- A dozen solid races, including three separate Open events, highlight this Wednesday’s (May 21) card at Plainridge Racecourse.

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He's Watching leads 11 in Rooney Pace

Tuesday, May 20, 2014  By: Frank Drucker

Yonkers, NY---Undefeated freshman divisional champion He’s Watching leads a list of 11 3-year-old colts/geldings into the 23rd edition of the Yonkers Raceway’s Art Rooney Pace.

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Favourites Dominate In City Of London

Tuesday, May 20, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Seven eliminations of the City Of London Series - for horses and geldings and three for fillies and mares – were contested Tuesday at The Raceway at Western Fair District, and the favourites had a field day.

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Not many tears are being shed for Weeper

Monday, May 19, 2014  By: Ken Weingartner

Freehold, NJ ---Trainer Kelly O’Donnell knows 3-year-old filly pacer Weeper is fast. Sometimes, though, she might be too quick for her own good.

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Flight Exec Wins Pompano Open Pace

Sunday, May 18, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Flight Exec, Whos Your Maddy and Nearly Uncle captured the trio of feature events highlighting the Saturday night card at Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park.

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Ingraham Sweeps Pompano Features

Thursday, May 15, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Tug River Dylan, Cascata and Dreas Good Powow, all driven by Dave Ingraham, took top honours at Pompano Park as the Isle Casino Racing hosted a trio of feature events on Wednesday night.

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Stevensville Stars In Stallion Series

Wednesday, May 14, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Stevensville posted the fastest winning time among five divisions of the Stallion Series on Wednesday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.

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Deal Reached To Sell The Meadows

Wednesday, May 14, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

It was announced today (Wednesday, May 14) that Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. (GLPI) has entered into an agreement which will see it acquire The Meadows Casino and Racetrack from Cannery Casino Resorts, LLC for $465 million.

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Blooded Horse Spring Sale Recap

Wednesday, May 14, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

The crowd was large and they stayed until the very end hoping to snag a horse to race this summer. It was the second strongest Blooded Horse Spring Sale in 15 years.

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Monochromatic Returns A Winner

Tuesday, May 13, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

North State Street Stable’s Monochromatic returned off a three-month layoff with a victory Tuesday night at Harrington Raceway in the $17,000 Mares Open in 1:53.4.

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Track record for 12-year-old at Rosecroft

Monday, May 12, 2014  By: Pete Medhurst

Ft. Washington, MD --- There are not many nights where a 12-year-old nets a track record at any racetrack in North America.

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Cup Eligible Stablemates Win At Truro

Sunday, May 11, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Stablemates Play It Again Sam and Im Drinkin Doubles, both eligible to the 2014 Pepsi North America Cup, won back-to-back races over Truro Raceway's half-mile oval on Sunday afternoon for trainer/driver Warren Grant.

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Splitsville Takes Another Tioga Open Trot

Saturday, May 10, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

After making a strong push to the fore on the backstretch, the Harmon Racing Stable's Splitsville ($8.20) held clear in the final quarter-mile, prevailing in the $14,000 Open I Trot on Saturday (May 10) evening at Tioga Downs after last week's triumph.

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Studio City Goes Back-To-Back At Buffalo

Friday, May 09, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Studio City returned to Open Trot competition at Buffalo Raceway on Friday night (May 9) after a successful one-week drop in class and did so impressively with a three-quarter length decision over BZ Glide in the $10,500 feature.

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Ritascape Upsets At 24-1 In Hoosier Invite

Friday, May 09, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Ritascape and LeWayne Miller pulled off a stunning upset in the featured event of the evening, a $22,000 Fillies and Mares Invitational Pace, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday, May 9.

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Trixton Dominates In Simpson Stakes

Friday, May 09, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

The John Simpson Memorial trotting stakes were raced at The Meadowlands on Friday evening and no one in the house was prepared for the exhibition that Trixton put on winning the $51,543 “Ayres” for sophomore colts.

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National Debt Aims For Series Rebound

Friday, May 09, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

After tasting defeat for the first time in his career last week, National Debt will look to regain top form in this year's $59,800 edition of The Diplomat final, Saturday at Woodbine Racetrack.

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It's tough for horses to repeat a great season

Thursday, May 08, 2014  By: Joe FitzGerald

It appears that we have a few "can't miss" horses making their seasonal debuts.

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Harness Racing Notebook: Well Built looks to rebound in Simpson

Wednesday, May 07, 2014  By: Ken Weingartner, Harness Racing Communications

Freehold, NJ --- Well Built looks to bounce back from going off stride in the Dexter Cup elimination at Freehold on April 26 when he faces 10 rivals in Friday’s $51,543 John Simpson Memorial for 3-year-old male trotters at Meadowlands Racetrack.

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Milby wins four at Rosecroft

Wednesday, May 07, 2014  By: Pete Medhurst

Ft. Washington, MD --- Driver Frank Milby scored four wins on the Tuesday night (May 6) card at Rosecroft Raceway.

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Northfield Main Events To Julians Caesar & Roadside Delight

Tuesday, May 06, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Julians Caesar captured Monday’s $12,000 Open Handicap Trot at Northfield Park for Ron Burke, who trains the seven year-old for Burke Racing Stable LLC and Weaver Bruscemi LLC.

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Tamarind follows cover to victory in Meadows featured trot

Tuesday, May 06, 2014  By: Evan Pattak

Washington, PA --- Trailing by 5 lengths at the half, Tamarind unleashed his customary late kick to capture Tuesday’s $18,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows.

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Milestone win for So Not Cool in Tie Silk final

Monday, May 05, 2014  By: Greg Gangle

Toronto, ON --- The timing couldn't have been more perfect for So Not Cool on Monday evening (May 5) at Woodbine.

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Noble Memorial To Shebestingin; Maven Romps In Miami Valley Distaff

Sunday, May 04, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

A double shot of Grand Circuit action was on display Sunday evening at Miami Valley Raceway, as the Ohio oval hosted the $50,300 Sam ‘Chip’ Noble Memorial and the $60,000 Miami Valley Distaff.

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Medusa Stays Perfect In Farina Final

Saturday, May 03, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

In similar fashion to her first three victories, William Donovan's Medusa brushed to the fore on the backstretch and pulled clear en route to a 1:51.2 victory in Saturday’s $13,300 Anthony Farina Pacing Series final at Vernon Downs.

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Weeper Among PASS Winners

Saturday, May 03, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Weeper blazed the first quarter in 26:4 and kept right on rolling, collecting the fastest victory in Saturday’s $210,746 Pennsylvania Sires Stake for three-year-old filly pacers at The Meadows.

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Miami Valley To Host Marquee Night

Thursday, May 01, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

The “Roarin’ Grand” is on its way to southwest Ohio as Miami Valley Raceway presents its first-ever national stakes races Sunday night.

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Stellar field in Van Rose Memorial at Pocono

Thursday, May 01, 2014  By: the PHHA/Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs

Wilkes-Barre PA --- Who says Saturday’s best horse race is in Kentucky?

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Heavenly Place Prevail In Mares Open

Wednesday, April 30, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Heavenly Place won the cavalry charge to the wire and registered a determined head victory over Ugly Betty in the $10,500 Fillies and Mares Open Pace, in 1:59.1 over a sloppy track, at Buffalo Raceway on a rainy Wednesday evening (April 30).

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Sixty-two remain eligible to Pepsi NA Cup

Wednesday, April 30, 2014  By: Greg Gangle

Toronto, ON --- The connections of 62 3-year-old pacing colts and geldings have kept their charges eligible to the 31st edition of the C$1 million Pepsi North America Cup by making the April 15 sustaining payment.

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Quiet Snow Perfect At Western Fair

Wednesday, April 30, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Four-year-old trotting mare Quiet Snow has taken a liking to Western Fair Raceway winning her first two London, Ont. starts -- her latest the $7,350 Preferred 3 Trot co-featured on Wednesday night's harness racing card.

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Allan Davis Dominates At Harrington

Wednesday, April 30, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Driver Allan Davis had eight driving winners at Harrington Raceway on Wednesday.

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2014 stallion breedings available

Tuesday, April 29, 2014  By: Harness Racing Museum and Hall of Fame

Goshen, NY --- The Harness Racing Museum thanks the donors and bidders for a successful auction. The following breedings not receiving appropriate bids, as well as newly received services, are still available.

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Angel Upsets; Henry Dominates

Tuesday, April 29, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

For the second week-in-a-row Angel On The Wing came up big on the track and on the toteboard. Trevor Henry was just as big in the racebike thanks to a natural five-bagger.

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Four 2YO Stakes? To Return To WEG

Monday, April 28, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

After a one-year absence, four two-year-old stakes events ?are returning to Mohawk Racetrack’s stakes calendar.

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Abundaspin Back In CDP Season Opener

Sunday, April 27, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Popular fourteen-year-old Abundaspin, reigning PEISHOA Trotter of the Year, returned to the winner's circle for the 74th time in his career on Saturday evening as live harness racing resumed at Charlottetown Driving Park.

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West Side Story romps in Don Mills final; National Debt remains undefeated

Saturday, April 26, 2014  By: Greg Gangle

Toronto, ON --- West Side Story, driven by Chris Christoforou, stormed home to win the C$43,000 final of the Don Mills Series on Saturday evening at Woodbine.

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Absolutely Certain Wins Buffalo Open

Friday, April 25, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Absolutely Certain bobbled at the start of the $10,500 Open Trot at Buffalo Raceway on Friday night (April 25), but overcame the slight miscue and left little doubt who was the best at the finish line in registering a half-length victory over Heartsaregonnaroll.

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Gilmour champion National Debt highlights the Diplomat Series

Thursday, April 24, 2014  By: Greg Gangle

Toronto, ON --- The undefeated National Debt will no doubt get the bulk of attention from the betting public on Saturday evening (April 26) when he contests the lone division of the Diplomat Series at Woodbine.

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State officials visit Winbak Farm

Wednesday, April 23, 2014  By: Cheryl Mattix

CHESAPEAKE CITY — Maryland State Treasurer Nancy Kopp visited Winbak Farm in Chesapeake City Monday as the final of four stops to visit a variety of horse breeding farms in Maryland.

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Cammikey completes Meadows series sweep

Tuesday, April 22, 2014  By: Evan Pattak

Washington, PA---Cammikey completed his sweep of the Visible Gold Pace for 3-year-old colts and geldings with an impressive front-end victory in Tuesday’s (April 22) $34,250 championship leg at The Meadows.

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Maven Gets Elitlopp Invite

Tuesday, April 22, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

The first horse officially invited to compete in the 2014 Elitlopp is the best older trotting mare North America has to offer, and joining her is one of the best drivers on the continent.

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Harrington's 68th year of live racing begins Monday

Monday, April 21, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Harrington, DE --- Harrington Raceway’s 68th season of live harness racing will get underway Monday night (April 21) with a 15-race program scheduled to start at 5:30 p.m.

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Five straight for Up Front Kellie Jo in Ohio

Monday, April 21, 2014  By: Miami Valley Raceway

Lebanon, OH --- Up Front Kellie Jo hopped into Miami Valley Raceway on Easter Sunday and hopped out with her fifth straight Open Mares victory in the Buckeye State, the first four coming at Northfield Park.

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Hackett Elims To Big Bossman, Friskie Adam

Sunday, April 20, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Big Bossman and Friskie Adam scored impressive triumphs in a pair of $7,500 eliminations on Saturday night to determine the finalists for the $25,000 James K. Hackett Memorial at Miami Valley Raceway next weekend (April 26).

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News On Returning Three-Year-Olds

Saturday, April 19, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

The qualifying dockets throughout North America are starting to be sprinkled with horses coming back for three-year-old campaigns, including O'Brien Award winners and North America Cup hopefuls.

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Morgan wins five at Rosecroft

Wednesday, April 16, 2014  By: Pete Medhurst

Ft. Washington, MD --- Tony Morgan picked up his second five win night of the meet on Tuesday night (April 15) at Rosecroft Raceway.

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Youthful Upset For Reasonable Force

Monday, April 14, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

With the big money on the line in Monday’s $36,200 final of the Youthful Series at Woodbine Racetrack, Reasonable Force dug down deep and turned in a gritty victory at odds of 15-1 for the tandem of driver Doug McNair and trainer Anthony Montini.

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Drury On Tonight's Don Mills Favourite

Saturday, April 12, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Hldontghttoyurdrms, who recently captured the Horse And Groom final at The Meadowlands late last month, will headline the opening round of the Don Mills Series tonight (Saturday evening) at Woodbine Racetrack.

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Shelliscape Impresses In 'Matchmaker'

Saturday, April 12, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Yonkers Raceway Friday night hosted the fourth round of the Blue Chip Matchmaker for Open mare pacers. Three $40,000 divisions went postward.

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Speedy Stars In Big M Qualifiers

Saturday, April 12, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Saturday's session of qualifiers at The Meadowlands was loaded with high-profile established talent as well as up and coming contenders.

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Up Front Kellie Jo increases win streak to four

Friday, April 11, 2014  By: Ayers Ratliff

Northfield, OH --- For the fourth consecutive week, Up Front Kellie Jo was up to the task in the $10,000 Fillies and Mares Open Pace at Northfield Park.

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Casino Bags Carlo Hits The Jackpot

Thursday, April 10, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Casino Bags Carlo swept to an impressive victory in Thursday’s $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund final for three-old pacing colts and geldings at Dover Downs.

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Maven To Contest The Elitlopp

Thursday, April 10, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Trainer Jonas Czernyson is getting Maven ready to defend her division title among older female trotters, but last year’s Dan Patch Award winner is not his sole focus as he prepares her for the stakes season.

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Another DSBF Sweep For I Like My Boss

Wednesday, April 09, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

I Like My Boss continued his domination in the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) three-year-old male trot division, keeping his record perfect by winning the third of four $100,000 DSBF finals this week on the penultimate day of Dover Downs' season, Wednesday, April 9.

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Dough Dough Doubles In Weiss Series

Wednesday, April 09, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Dough Dough and Clementine Dream each controlled matters on the front end as heavy favourites to win races in the Bobby Weiss Series at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs on Wednesday night.

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$100,000 DSBF MALE PACE FINAL

Wednesday, April 09, 2014  By: Marv Bachrad

DOVER, Del--- Elite Awards, Casino Bags Carlo, both unbeaten three-year-olds pacers after two $20,000 preliminaries, head a strong field of sophomores in the $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) Male Pace final.

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Overnight Hit Scores In DSBF Final

Tuesday, April 08, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Overnight Hit overtook front trotting Kelseys Commando on the final turn and then sped to a 1:59 victory in Tuesday’s Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund final for three-year-old trotting fillies at Dover Downs.

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New Speed Badge For Cammikey

Tuesday, April 08, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Cammikey exploded to the front at the quarter and widened his advantage from there, rolling to an easy victory in Tuesday’s opening leg of the Visible Gold Pace at The Meadows.

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Arthur Blue Chip Sidelined

Tuesday, April 08, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Last year's O'Brien Award winning two-year-old colt pacer Arthur Blue Chip has been sidelined and will miss the 2014 Pepsi North America Cup.

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$100,000 DSBF SOPH COLT TROT FINAL

Tuesday, April 08, 2014  By: Marv Bachrad

DOVER, Del.----  Unbeaten I Like My Boss leads a field of eight in the $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) Three-Year-Old Male Trot Final while Enrico AS seeks a third consecutive win in the $24,000 Open Trot Handicap on the regular card on Wednesday, March 9 at Dover Downs.

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Chalk City In Woodbine Series

Monday, April 07, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Series mania hit the Mega City Monday evening as Woodbine Racetrack featured the opening leg of the Lifetime Dream Series and the second leg of the Youthful Series.

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$100,000 DSBF Final Tuesday At Dover

Monday, April 07, 2014  By: Marv Bachrad

DOVER, Del. --- Eight start in the $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) Three-Year-Old Filly Trot Final, the Tuesday, April 8 feature race during Dover Downs final week of racing this meet.

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Fashion Guru wires field in DSBF filly pace final

Monday, April 07, 2014  By: Marv Bachrad

Dover, DE --- There was a mild surprise on Monday (April 7) at Dover Downs in the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund 3-year-old filly pace final.

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Sixteen Mikes, Ray Hall Perfect In Prelims

Sunday, April 06, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Sixteen Mikes and Ray Hall completed sweeps of the preliminary legs of the Bobby Weiss Series on Sunday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.

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$100,000 DSBF FINAL ON MONDAY

Sunday, April 06, 2014  By: Marv Bachrad

DOVER, Del. ---- In the final week of Dover Downs 45th season, Seboomook Fool Yah, winner of two $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) preliminaries for three-year-old filly pacer, and one-prelim winners; Jonigold, Reflected Art, Angel Face and I’m Won Rum Wiser race in the $100,000 final plus Jeremes Sweetheart seeks a third straight win in the $24,000 Mares Open pace, on Monday, April 7.

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Miami Valley's first Grand Circuit races should be stellar

Sunday, April 06, 2014  By: Miami Valley Raceway

Lebanon, OH --- With a month left in its inaugural season, Miami Valley Raceway is pleased to announce it has attracted a stellar list of nominees for its first-ever Grand Circuit races on closing night (Sunday, May 4).

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Another Stakes Win For Premium Stock

Sunday, April 06, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Keith Linton Memorial champion Premium Stock added another stakes win to his resume on Sunday at Fraser Downs as he was three lengths the best in the $15,000 Wendell Smith Memorial Stake.

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Venus Delight wins Saratoga Open

Sunday, April 06, 2014  By: Saratoga Casino and Raceway

Venus Delight (Bettor's Delight) won her first local Fillies and Mares Open on Sunday afternoon at Saratoga as the 4-year-old outclosed her rivals en route to a 1:57.2 victory.

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World Champs Return In Qualifiers

Saturday, April 05, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Saturday morning qualifiers at The Meadowlands were held under sunny skies with a stiff wind from the west (into their faces in the homestretch) and featured the return to the races of several stakes types.

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Royal Outlook Wins Duncan Memorial

Saturday, April 05, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Royal Outlook, guided by Peter Wrenn, turned in a sharp, gate-to-wire performance to take home top honours in the featured event of the evening, the $22,000 Jarrod Duncan Memorial Pace, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Saturday, April 5.

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Gale Trainees Headline Vernon Qualifiers

Saturday, April 05, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

A trio of Truman Gale trainees sparkled in Saturday (Apr. 5) morning's qualifying session at Vernon Downs, with Ocean Mist turning in a dominant 1:56.2 effort.

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2013 PEISHOA Awards Presented

Saturday, April 05, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

The Howard Johnston’s Dutch Inn in Cornwall P.E.I. once again played host to the annual Prince Edward Island Standardbred Horse Owners Association (PEISHOA) awards banquet on Saturday.

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Bandolito North America's Fastest

Thursday, April 03, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Bandolito scored the fastest mile of the year on any size track while equaling Dover Downs’ all-track record thanks to his impressive score on Thursday.

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Up Front Kellie Jo captures third straight F&M Open at Northfield

Thursday, April 03, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Northfield, OH --- For the third consecutive week, Up Front Kellie Jo was up to the task in the $9,500 Fillies and Mares Open Pace on Thursday (April 3) in Northfield Park’s fifth race. 

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Miller Mares Remain Perfect In Weiss

Wednesday, April 02, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Driver Andy Miller and trainer Julie Miller continue to dominate the Bobby Weiss Series for distaff trotters at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, as their mares Take The Money and Perfect Alliance stayed unbeaten in 2014 with easy victories on Wednesday night.

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I Like My Boss' DSBF Streak Continues

Wednesday, April 02, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

I Like My Boss made it six wins in six career starts all in Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) events while Toolbox and a 15-1 shot Streets Of Gold won the other $20,000 seconnd leg filly trot preliminaries on Wednesday, April 2 at Dover Downs.

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Trotting Fillies Impress In DSBF

Tuesday, April 01, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Race favourite Bellas Spunkin and second-choice Overnight Hit recorded wins in Tuesday’s second leg of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund for three-year-old trotting fillies at Dover Downs.

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Holy Halibut takes third straight in Meadows top trot

Tuesday, April 01, 2014  By: Evan Pattak

Washington, PA --- Holy Halibut easily overcame post eight in Tuesday’s $20,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows, rolling to his third straight victory in 1:54.3.

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Ryders Road Bet A Good Bet

Tuesday, April 01, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Trainer Chris Ryder is wagering that Road Bet is a good bet to be ready for the start of Friday’s Artistic Vision Series at Meadowlands Racetrack.

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2ND LEG $20,000 DSBF SOPH FILLY PACES

Monday, March 31, 2014  By: Marv Bachrad

DOVER, Del. ---- I’m Won Rum Wiser and Reflected Art, 1st leg winners, lead two of three $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) preliminaries for three-year-old filly pacers on Monday, March 31.

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Sutton Wins Eight At Northfield

Monday, March 31, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

A pair of $10,000 Open events highlighted Monday’s card of racing at Northfield Park, with Rose Run Logan and Forever Good earning bragging rights in their respective assignments.

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OMAF Announces $500 Million To Ontario Horse Racing

Monday, March 31, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

On Monday, March 31, the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food issued a news release which states that the Province’s five-year plan will provide up to $500 million in support to Ontario’s world-class horse racing industry.

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Soph Fillies Strut Their Stuff In DSBF

Monday, March 31, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Seboomook Fool Yah kicked off Monday’s second leg of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund preliminaries at Dover Downs with a strong 1:54.4 performance.

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Big N Bad Triples In Fraser Open

Sunday, March 30, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Big N Bad scored another romping victory in Fraser Downs' weekly $10,500 Open Handicap Pace, this time building up a seven-length leading margin over a sloppy track.

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Imagine Hanover & Partyatbartsplace Sweep Meadows Series

Saturday, March 29, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Imagine Hanover completed his sweep of the Ken Weaver Memorial Trot at The Meadows by romping away with Friday’s $27,750 championship and rolling up a combined, four-leg victory margin of 36-3/4 lengths.

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Shebestingin Returns

Saturday, March 29, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

The fastest female pacer in harness racing history started her four-year-old season the way she ended her three-year-old season: finishing first at The Meadowlands.

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ON Connections Win Big M Series Finals

Saturday, March 29, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

On paper, the $83,000 Clyde Hirt Series final appeared to be a wide open race. However, on the racetrack, it was anything but.

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Revenge Takes Svendsen On Joyride

Thursday, March 27, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Natives Revenge made quite an impression in his California debut last weekend, dominating his rivals in that conditioned affair for the team of owner Harold Actkinson, trainer Bob Johnson and pilot Mooney Svendsen.

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Seventy Eligible To Pepsi NA Cup

Thursday, March 27, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

An elite group of 70 horses remain eligible to the 31st edition of the Pepsi North America Cup, one of harness racing's most prestigious events and Canada’s richest harness race with a $1 million final.

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Elite Awards Burns Rubber In DSBF

Thursday, March 27, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Elite Awards was the fastest divisional winner in Thursday’s Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) splits for three-year-old colt and gelding pacers at Dover Downs.

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F&M Open Repeat For Kellie Jo

Thursday, March 27, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Up Front Kellie Jo doubled up in Thursday’s edition of the $10,000 Fillies & Mares Open Pace at Northfield Park, and she did so with the greatest of ease.

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Heavenly Place wins Buffalo Raceway's F&M Open Pace again

Wednesday, March 26, 2014  By: Brian J. Mazurek

Hamburg, NY --- Heavenly Place is finding the winner's circle at Buffalo Raceway to be just that -- a heavenly place.

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Three $20,000 DSBF Male Paces

Wednesday, March 26, 2014  By: Marv Bachrad

DOVER, Del--- Three Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) Male Paces conclude the first of two weeks of preliminaries.

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Trio of DSBF trots raced on Wednesday at Dover

Wednesday, March 26, 2014  By: Marv Bachrad

Dover, DE --- I Like My Boss, Briefs Or Boxers and Bosston BNZ won their $20,000 first leg Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund 3-year-old male trot preliminaries on Wednesday (March 27) at Dover Downs.

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Holy Halibut Cruises In Meadows Feature

Tuesday, March 25, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

A newcomer to The Meadows’ trotting elite, Holy Halibut, made it look easy Tuesday as he captured the $20,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap in 1:54.1 for his second straight victory.

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Upset City In DSBF Prelims

Tuesday, March 25, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Even Brighter and Bellas Spunkin were upset winners in Tuesday’s Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) divisions for three-year-old trotting fillies at Dover Downs.

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BADLANDS HANOVER ADDED TO STALLION LIST TO BENEFIT JANET DAVIS THIS WEEK

Monday, March 24, 2014  By: Marv Bachrad

DOVER. Del.---  Badlands Hanover has been added to an on-line 2014-season stallion auction is being held this week to benefit the “Janet Davis Fundraiser.”

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DSBF Begins For Sophomore Fillies

Monday, March 24, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

The Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund kicked off its preliminaries for sophomores on Monday with three $20,000 filly pace divisions with two favourites and a longshot posting wins.

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Premium Stock Wins Linton Memorial

Sunday, March 23, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

The lightly raced sophomore pacer Premium Stock took advantage of the passing lane to win his first stake event off a pocket trip on Sunday afternoon at Fraser Downs in the $15,000 Keith Linton Memorial.

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Stallion Auction To Benefit Davis

Sunday, March 23, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

An online auction of 2014 season stallion breedings is being held this week to benefit the “Janet Davis Fundraiser.”

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94-1 Series Shocker At The Meadows

Friday, March 21, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

A nine-race maiden entering Friday’s Donna Dunn Memorial Pace at The Meadows, Spiritina blew up the toteboard with a shocking victory at 94-1 in the slop.

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Northfield Open To Up Front Kellie Jo

Friday, March 21, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Up Front Kellie Jo captured Thursday’s $9,500 Fillies and Mares Open Pace at Northfield Park, and the victory proved to be one of five on the card for driver Josh Sutton.

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Stallion breedings available to benefit Horse Lovers United

Thursday, March 20, 2014  By: Horse Lovers United

Salisbury, MD --- It's not too late to get a great stallion breeding for your Standardbred mare and help Standardbreds that are no longer competitive in racing.

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Heavenly Place Wins Buffalo Mares Open

Wednesday, March 19, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Heavenly Place is sure earning her keep in 2014.

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Rose Run Logan runs streak to five at Northfield

Tuesday, March 18, 2014  By: Ayers Ratliff

Northfield, OH --- Rose Run Logan trotted home for his fifth straight win on Monday (March 17) in Northfield Park’s opening race.

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Dover Feature To Alexachase

Tuesday, March 18, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

A post position change was a help as Alexachase closed quickly for a 1:52.3 triumph in the St. Patrick’s Day $20,000 Mares Open Handicap at Dover Downs.

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Matchmaker begins Friday with quartet of divisions

Monday, March 17, 2014  By: Frank Drucker

Yonkers, NY --- Yonkers Raceway’s six-week fairer-sex festival, otherwise known as the Blue Chip Matchmaker, begins Friday night.

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Bestofthebunch and Leyden Win Sunday Double Features

Sunday, March 16, 2014  By: Marv Bachrad

DOVER, Del.---- Bestofthebunch and Leyden, both three-year-olds, scored lifetime-fastest victories in co-feature events for young horses amid a light snow- shower on Sunday, March 16 at Dover Downs.

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$25 Million Deal For Rideau?

Saturday, March 15, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

The Ontario government is expected to announce a $25 million five-year deal with Ottawa's Rideau Carleton Raceway, according to a report published on Friday evening.

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Golden Receiver wins Meadowlands feature in stretch duel

Saturday, March 15, 2014  By: Meadowlands Media Department

East Rutherford, NJ---With series action heating up and some more recognizable names populating the entries, Saturday nights at The Meadowlands are beginning to feel more event-like.

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Somewherovrarainbow makes a statement in 2014 debut

Friday, March 14, 2014  By: Meadowlands Media Department

East Rutherford, NJ---The 2013 season for filly pacers was all about I Luv The Nitelife and Shebestingin.

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Holloway's Dynamic Duo

Friday, March 14, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

“Last year’s three-year-old filly crop was very good, I thought the depth in that division was pretty good, so you’ve got some good ones coming into the division. I don’t think I would trade either one of mine."

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Yonkers bumps purses 15 percent

Friday, March 14, 2014  By: Frank Drucker

Yonkers, NY---Yonkers Raceway has announced an across-the-board purse increase of approximately 15 percent, beginning with the race week of Monday, (March 24).

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Flamboro Preferred To Be Winnin

Thursday, March 13, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Be Winnin lived up to her name on Thursday at Flamboro Downs, scoring her first victory of the year in the featured $7,000 Preferred 3 Trot.

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Big M Rewards Program, Purse Increase

Tuesday, March 11, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

The Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association of New Jersey (SBOANJ) together with Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment have announced that beginning on November 14, 2014, a system will be implemented for taking entries that will reward those trainers who raced their horses predominantly at the Meadowlands during the period of March 28, 2014 through August 2, 2014.

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Levy, Matchmaker Eligibles Announced

Tuesday, March 11, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

In a sure sign that spring is – theoretically – approaching, Yonkers Raceway has announced the eligibles for its premier Free For All events, the George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series and the Blue Chip Matchmaker.

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Two 23-1 Shots Win Tuesday Features

Tuesday, March 11, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Raritan Bay closed to win the $20,000 Male Claiming pace while 23-1 longshot Foxland surprised in the $15,000 claimer on a Spring-like Tuesday, March 11 at Dover Downs.

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What's Next For National Debt?

Tuesday, March 11, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

"He's certainly right in the mix. To win in 1:50 in March, that's really saying something. And he's got all the tools."

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Many Noms For GRR ‘Battle’ Races

Tuesday, March 11, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Grand River Raceway’s 2014 signature races received 183 nominations apiece — the second-highest nominee count in the histories of both races.

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Pierce wins six on Sunday at Dover

Monday, March 10, 2014  By: Marv Bachrad

Dover, DE --- Ron Pierce, coming off a four-win slam on Thursday, made it six winning drives on Sunday (March 9) at Dover Downs.

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War Horses Still Charging

Monday, March 10, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

When you think of aging wine, it is some of the best you could ever have/drink, but when it comes to horse racing a lot of the times the older a horse gets sometimes they will fall off of their game.

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Petticoat Pacing Series begins with chalky quintet

Monday, March 10, 2014  By: Frank Drucker

Yonkers, NY --- Yonkers Raceway’s stakes season began Monday night (March 10) with the opening round of the Petticoat Pacing Series.

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Outlawishfulthinkn Wins Gagnon Stake

Sunday, March 09, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Outlawishfulthinkn prevailed in a group photo finish to win the $20,000 Clarence Gagnon Memorial for Jim Marino on Sunday afternoon at Fraser Downs.

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One Badland Nite Wins Fornwald Stake

Saturday, March 08, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

It turned out to be a good night for One Badland Nite as the lightly raced sophomore filly held on to win the $20,000 Muriel Fornwald Memorial Stake in a career-best clocking of 1:55.4 at Fraser Downs on Friday.

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National Debt Perfect In Gilmour

Saturday, March 08, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

National Debt continued the parade of unbeaten prospects when he captured the $60,500 Buddy Gilmour Pacing Series final in Saturday’s 11th race at Meadowlands Racetrack.

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Tetrick On Milestone, National Debt

Thursday, March 06, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

"I just try to put the horses in the best spot and usually when you put them in the best spot they can do it from there.”

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Group of 77 eligible to Pepsi North America Cup

Wednesday, March 05, 2014  By: Greg Gangle

Toronto, ON --- An impressive group of 77 sophomores, including rookie standouts He's Watching, Arthur Blue Chip and Luck Be Withyou, have been nominated to the 31st edition of the Pepsi North America Cup.

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Homebreds Dead-Heat For Win

Monday, March 03, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

On Monday night at Woodbine Racetrack, a racing rarity took place when a dead-heat for win happened. Even more rare is that both horses are homebreds, and owned by their trainers.

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Ont. Mare Wins Again At Buffalo

Friday, February 28, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

It was 'girl power' in the $10,500 Open Trot at Buffalo Raceway on Friday night (Feb. 28).

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Anndrovette Makes 2014 Qualifying Debut

Friday, February 28, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Three-time O'Brien Award winning pacing mare Anndrovette made her seasonal debut in Friday's qualifiers at Meadowlands Racetrack.

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World Champion To Alberta

Friday, February 28, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

World Champion Custard The Dragon p,2,1:52.2f; 3,1:48.1f ($777,817) will be available to breeders in Western Canada for the 2014 season.

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Golden Receiver Now Helps ‘Hairy Angels’

Thursday, February 27, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Golden Receiver is a gift that keeps on giving, and the pacer’s charitable contributions now include the Hairy Angel Foundation.

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Share Of National Debt Sold

Thursday, February 27, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

"The bottom line is it came down to where we wanted the horse to be and our intent was never really to sell the horse but the right deal with the right partner came up."

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Love Ignites scores fourth straight victory

Wednesday, February 26, 2014  By: Ayers Ratliff

Love Ignites trotted home for his fourth straight win Wednesday (February 25) in Northfield Park’s ninth race.

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Earleville man's entry chosen for first foal of the year's name

Wednesday, February 26, 2014  By: Adelma Gregory-Bunnell

CHESAPEAKE CITY — Sometimes you just get bragging rights.

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National Debt to skip a week after big mile

Tuesday, February 25, 2014  By: Brian McEnvoy

National Debt took the harness racing world by storm impressively winning one of the first legs of the Buddy Gilmour Series last Friday at the Meadowlands.

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Grand Slam For Hldontghttoyurdrms

Monday, February 24, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Despite three consecutive wins in the $34,000 Preferred Trot at Woodbine Racetrack, Hldontghttoyurdrms must have felt like Rodney Dangerfield because he didn’t get top respect from the betting public in Monday’s edition of the class.

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Big N Bad Crowned 'Mr Vancouver'

Sunday, February 23, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Despite an early speed duel over the sloppy track, Big N Bad held on to win the $25,000 Mr Vancouver Stake by three-quarters of a length for horseman Bill Davis on Sunday afternoon at Fraser Downs.

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Golden Receiver returns with 1:49.2 win

Saturday, February 22, 2014  By: Meadowlands Media Relations Department

East Rutherford, NJ --- It was an enticing mix of old and new at the Meadowlands on Saturday night (Feb. 22) with fan favorite Golden Receiver making a successful return to the track and a couple of lightly raced 3-year-olds with big futures captured divisions of the Buddy Gilmour Series.

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Unbeaten Colt Heads To NJ

Friday, February 21, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

“When you drive him, his response to going by horses is probably one of the most impressive of any horse I’ve sat behind. He wants to do it."

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Austin Siegelman's star is rising

Thursday, February 20, 2014  By: John Manzi

Monticello, NY --- It seems like the local scribes can spot talent.

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Golden Receiver Set To Debut

Thursday, February 20, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Mark Harder’s stable sends out a familiar face Saturday night at Meadowlands Racetrack along with a newcomer the trainer hopes becomes a well-known regular on harness racing’s biggest stages.

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Bay Of Sharks Retired, To Stud

Thursday, February 20, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

It has been announced that eight-year-old Bay Of Sharks p,2,1:53.1s; 3,1:51.3s; 1:49.3s ($550,807) has been retired and will stand at stud in Ontario for the 2014 breeding season.

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Tioga/Vernon Stakes Sched Announced

Tuesday, February 18, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Tioga Downs and Vernon Downs have announced their 2014 stakes schedule, with an estimated $4.3 million in purses to attract the top horses in New York and across North America throughout the season.

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Allan Davis wins No. 1,000

Monday, February 17, 2014  By: Marv Bachrad

Dover, DE --- Allan Davis recorded his 999th and 1,000th career wins on Monday (Feb. 17) at Dover Downs.

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Hat Trick For Hldontghttoyurdrms

Monday, February 17, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Hldontghttoyurdrms was pushed to the limit in Monday’s $34,000 Preferred Trot at Woodbine Racetrack, but he managed to stave off a late challenge from his stablemate Nowucit Nowudont en route to winning the top class for square gaiters for the third straight start.

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What Makes Maven So Good?

Monday, February 17, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Coming off his best year as a trainer, Jonas Czernyson will have even more to look forward to in 2014 with the return of multiple-award winning trotting mare Maven as well as a three-year-old trotter that could be the sleeper of the division.

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Cullen's Streakers Close Northlands Card

Saturday, February 15, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Back at Alberta's Northlands Park after collecting his O'Brien Award trophy last weekend in P.E.I., Travis Cullen returned to his winning ways scoring four times on Friday's card.

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More Awards For Cullen & Hoerdt

Saturday, February 15, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

O'Brien Award winning horsemen Travis Cullen and Kelly Hoerdt earned more accolades on Saturday night at the annual Alberta Standardbred Horse Association (ASHA) Awards banquet at Edmonton’s Northlands Park while filly Crackers Hot Shot was named Alberta Horse of the Year.

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Studio City a back-to-back Buffalo winner

Friday, February 14, 2014  By: Brian Mazurek

Hamburg, NY---Studio City made it back-to-back victories in the $10,500 Open Trot at Buffalo Raceway by hanging on to beat Heartsaregonnaroll by a diminishing neck in 2:00 over the good track on Friday night (Feb. 14).

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New Miami Valley track records established

Thursday, February 13, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Lebanon, OH --- With Miami Valley Raceway still in its first week of live racing it is not surprising that a pair of track records were established Wednesday night.

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Rosecroft Winter-Spring meet begins March 8

Sunday, February 09, 2014  By: Rosecroft Raceway

Fort Washington, MD --- A continued increase in purses, a new bonus system for Maryland horses and a new post time will be on tap for Rosecroft’s 27-night Winter-Spring meet which opens Saturday (March 8).

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Big Day For Gray At Northlands

Saturday, February 08, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Jamie Gray was in the zone Saturday at Edmonton’s Northlands Park.

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2013 O’Brien Winners Announced

Saturday, February 08, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Standardbred Canada has announced the winners of the 2013 O’Brien Awards, which honour Canada’s best in harness racing over the past season.

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Studio City Wins Buffalo Open Trot

Saturday, February 08, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Studio City needed every step of the mile to track down the front-running Lutetium in the $10,500 Open Trot at Buffalo Raceway on Friday night (Feb. 7).

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Pierce Captures Yonkers Open

Saturday, February 08, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

The Ron Pierce-driven Domethatagain, who was sent of as the tepid 2-1 post-time choice, climbed the ladder and enjoyed it Saturday night at Yonkers Raceway, as he emerged victorious in the track’s $33,000 Open Handicap Pace.

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Miami Valley Raceway opens

Saturday, February 08, 2014  By: Kenneth W. Terpenning

Lebanon, OH --- It has been a near record breaking winter season in the Miami Valley region of Ohio with snow and bitterly cold temperatures.

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Crazy Luv Bug Clicks In F&M Open

Thursday, February 06, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Crazy Luv Bug broke out of a mini-slump when she captured Thursday’s $9,500 Fillies and Mares Open Pace at Northfield Park for driver Aaron Merriman.

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Hldontghttoyurdrms The Nations Fastest

Monday, February 03, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Since joining forces with trainer Corey Johnson, Hldontghttoyurdrms has been ultra-productive and incredibly fast.

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Must read: Tracks collaborating in Ontario

Monday, February 03, 2014  By: Harnessracing.com

If you were too consumed with the Super Bowl to follow all the harness racing news last week, you might have missed the update on racing in Ontario from Dave Briggs, who is now writing for HarnessRacing Weekend Preview.

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PA Equine Coalition opposed to transfer of funds

Friday, January 31, 2014  By: PA Equine Coalition

Harrisburg, PA --- The Pennsylvania Equine Coalition is fully opposed to the proposed legislation introduced by Representative Todd Stephens to transfer $250 million annually from the Race Horse Development Fund to support education funding in Pennsylvania.

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Harrington's 2014 dates announced

Thursday, January 30, 2014  By: Matt Sparacino

Harrington, DE --- Harrington Raceway will race a total of 84 days in 2014, beginning its 68th year of live harness racing on April 21.

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Traverse Seelster Repeats In Dover Open

Wednesday, January 29, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Ontario-bred Traverse Seelster had to take the long route on the way to his second straight $20,000 Open/Handicap Trot win on a chilly Wednesday, Jan. 29 at Dover Downs.

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Monochromatic By A Nose

Monday, January 27, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

After winning last week’s $20,000 Mares Open/Handicap pace by three-quarters of a length, Monochromatic won this week’s edition by a nose to take the female feature race Monday at Dover Downs.

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Visible Gold Returns A Winner

Friday, January 24, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Despite a layoff of 5-1/2 months, Visible Gold grabbed the lead at the three-quarters and held on late to capture Friday’s $15,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life Pace at The Meadows.

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Flamboro Preferred To Strong Hope

Thursday, January 23, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

A group of seven went postward in Thursday’s $7,000 Preferred 3 for trotters, and despite a first-over trip Strong Hope proved to be much the best.

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Cross-Border Winning For Fiorentina

Thursday, January 23, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Fiorentina played 'catch me if you can' with the field in Thursday’s featured $8,400 Fillies and Mares Trot at Buffalo Raceway. She proved to be unstoppable and trotted off like a 3/5 favourite should.

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Mymomsablizzard Wins At Pompano

Thursday, January 23, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Bruce Ranger took Pompano Park's Open ‘2’ with Robert Weinstein's Mymomsablizzard, who made her 2014 debut by scoring by a neck over the fast-closing House Money (Wally Hennessey) in 1:55.4.

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Zip Car Revved Up For Blizzard

Thursday, January 23, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

A mere $1,000 yearling purchase has the chance to make headlines when she contests the second round of the Blizzard Series this Friday at Woodbine Racetrack.

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On The Cusp wins Dover Mares Open

Monday, January 20, 2014  By: Marv Bachrad

Dover, DE --- Corey Callahan piloted On The Cusp to her second win in a row, stepping up and besting six foes in the $20,000 Mares Open Pace at Dover Downs on Monday (Jan. 20).

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Dream Team Rewind: Peaceful Way

Sunday, January 19, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

For the past 25 years, a select group of Canada’s top horses and people have been honoured with the sport’s most prestigious award – the O’Brien.

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Ontario-Owned Mare Wins Buffalo Open

Friday, January 17, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Fiorentina ($7) fired out the starting gate and never looked back in easily winning the $10,500 Open Trot at Buffalo Raceway in a sparkling 1:58.3 over the fast track on a brisk Friday night.

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Hat Trick For Princess Pablano

Wednesday, January 15, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Princess Pablano roared past her stablemate, Perfect Chance, in the stretch and notched her third consecutive victory in Wednesday’s $18,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Pace at The Meadows.

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Spring Garden Ranch: 2014 Training Roster

Tuesday, January 14, 2014  By: Kendra Casselman

First crop sires with 2-year-olds in training at Spring Garden Ranch in DeLeon Springs, Florida, include Lucky Chucky. 

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Monochromatic Tops Dover Distaffers

Monday, January 13, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

After a two-month absence from the winner’s circle, Monochromatic returned to winning form thanks to her 1:52.3 victory in Monday’s $20,000 Mares Open Pace at Dover Downs.

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Royal Outlook Wins A Nail Biter

Monday, January 13, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Clic K did all the road work in Monday’s $10,000 Preferred 2 at The Raceway at Western Fair District, but Royal Outlook got the lion’s share of the loot thanks in large part to a beautiful trip.

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Dream Team Rewind: Rainbow Blue

Sunday, January 12, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

For the past 25 years, a select group of Canada’s top horses and people have been honoured with the sport’s most prestigious award – the O’Brien. 

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DSOA awards dinner honors 2013 standouts

Friday, January 10, 2014  By: Marv Bachrad

Dover, DE ---- More than 300 horsemen, legislators and friends of harness racing turned out for the 17th annual Delaware Standardbred Owners Association awards dinner at Modern Maturity in Dover, Del., on Friday (Jan. 10).

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Tony Hall gets career win 4,000 at The Meadows

Thursday, January 09, 2014  By: Evan Pattak

Washington, PA --- Tony Hall notched career win 4,000 when he piloted Precise Accusation to victory in Thursday’s (Jan. 9) sixth race at The Meadows.

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2014 Two Year Olds in Training

Thursday, January 09, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Standardbred Canada has released another list of 2014 two-year-olds in training for our popular and comprehensive nation-wide list.

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Standardbreds at Maryland Horse World Expo

Monday, January 06, 2014  By: Jessica Schroeder

Columbus, OH --- For the second year in a row, the USTA is sponsoring a Standardbred information booth at the Maryland Horse World Expo to be held Jan. 17-19.

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Western Fair Announces Award Winners

Monday, January 06, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

The Raceway at Western Fair District will hold its annual awards night on Saturday, February 22 at the Carousel Room at The Raceway.

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2013 PA Slot Revenue Tops $2.3B

Friday, January 03, 2014  By: Standardbred Canada

Even though slot machine gross revenue in Pennsylvania dropped last calendar year, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board reported today that the amount of revenue generated during 2013 was $2.38 billion.

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Winbak Farm's first foal of 2014 has arrived

Thursday, January 02, 2014  By: Elizabeth Lewis-House

Chesapeake City, MD --- Winbak Farm welcomed its first foal of 2014, early on Thursday morning (Jan. 2).

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