2012 Winbak News

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

Super Seniors celebrate New Year

  • Monday, December 31, 2012 | Ellen Harvey

Freehold, NJ --- January 1 marks the universal birthday for all horses. 

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Monochromatic Takes Dover Mares Open

  • Sunday, December 30, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Meet leading driver Corey Callahan hustled Monocromatic into the lead after the opening quarter and then led the rest of a 1:52.3 mile to win the Sunday, Dec. 30 feature race -- the $23,000 Fillies & Mares Open Handicap Pace -- at Dover Downs.

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Alexachase has rounded into top form

  • Thursday, December 27, 2012 | Kimberly French

Louisville, KY --- She certainly was no slouch while under her owner’s conditioning program the past two years, as Alexachase earned $187,659 from 43 trips to the post, but the soon to turn 5-year-old seems to have achieved peak form since Don Brittingham took over her training regimen in October.

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JJ Shark and Oceanview Bindi sweep series finals at Woodbine

  • Wednesday, December 26, 2012 | Greg Gangle

Toronto, ON --- On a special 1 p.m. Boxing Day card at Woodbine, a pair of C$60,000 series finals headlined the program. 

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World Trade Center Institute to honor Winbak's Joe Thomson

  • Monday, December 24, 2012 | Elizabeth Lewis-House

Chesapeake City, MD --- The World Trade Center Institute Awards’ Review Committee has selected Joe Thomson, owner of Winbak Farm, to be one of six awarded with Maryland’s 17th annual International Leadership Award on March 6.

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Eighteen Wires Yonkers Pacers

  • Sunday, December 23, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Gold Cup & Saucer champion Eighteen, driven by Mark MacDonald, finished what he started Saturday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's final-card-of-the-season $28,000 Winners Over Pace.

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The Badlands Hanover Rescue Program

  • Monday, December 17, 2012 | John Celii

Chadds Ford, PA - The Badlands Hanover Syndicate recognizes that recent industry related decisions may place significant hardship on many Standardbred owners and breeders.

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2012 O’Brien Award Finalists

  • Monday, December 17, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

On Monday, December 17, Standardbred Canada announced the finalists for the 2012 O’Brien Awards, which honour Canada’s best in harness racing over the past season.

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Three Straight For Sweet Bet

  • Tuesday, December 11, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

After posting back-to-back wins versus claiming pacers trainer Isaac Waxman watched the streaking Sweet Bet extend her winning streak to three-in-a-row despite marching up to the Fillies & Mares Preferred class Tuesday at The Raceway at the Western Fair District.

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K J's Caroline Wins DSBF Consolation

  • Tuesday, December 11, 2012 | Marv Bachrad

Vic Kirby highlighted a three-win night by driving Scott Woogen’s homebred KJ’s Caroline to a 1:55.3 score in the $20,000 DSBF consolation. 

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Monochromatic seeks a repeat Dover victory

  • Monday, December 10, 2012 | Harnesslink

Showing no effects in her first start following a month off, Monochromatic seeks a repeat harness racing victory in this week's $23,000 Mares Open Handicap pace on Monday, Dec. 10 at Dover Downs. Post time is 4:30 p.m.

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Dover Downs Extra for the 8th of December

  • Monday, December 10, 2012 | Marv Bachrad

Harness racing driver Corey Callahan, who has won the track leading driver award the last three seasons, is off to an outstanding start winning races including 21 races from last Sunday until Thursday with at least three each day, and six on two other days.

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Husband, Dad, Grandfather, all horsemen

  • Sunday, December 9, 2012 | Duane Ranger

Chris Tallman Fout loves horses so much she thinks she might have been one in a past life. Tallman Fout is the wife of top harness racing driver and Winbak Farm's Maryland-based trainer, Jeff Fout.

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Hot Roddy wins $100,000 DSBF final

  • Sunday, December 9, 2012 | Marv Bachrad

Dover, DE--Hot Roddy won his sixth race in a row, registering a wire-to-wire, 1:55.2 triumph in the $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund Two-Year-Old Colt and Gelding pace final on an overcast, drizzling off-track at Dover Downs on Sunday (Dec. 9).

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JJ Shark & Donau Upset In Valedictory

  • Saturday, December 8, 2012 | Greg Gangle

Both JJ Shark and Donau were not heavily supported by the betting public on Saturday evening at Woodbine Racetrack, but both sophomore pacers found the winner’s circle in the first round of the Valedictory Series.

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Trio of DSBF prelims highlight Dover card

  • Tuesday, December 4, 2012 | Marv Bachrad

Dover, DE --- Inittowinafortune, Grace Of An Angel and Lookout Stokk Zone came through with preliminary victories on Tuesday (Dec. 4) and set the stage for next Tuesday's $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund 2-year-old filly pace final at Dover Downs.

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Filion closing in on Jamieson after a high 5

  • Tuesday, December 4, 2012 | Harness Link

With five trips to the winner's circle on Monday night (December 3) at Woodbine, Sylvain Filion has inched closer to leader Jody Jamieson in WEG's 2012 harness racing driver standings.

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Fillies put their streaks on line on Tuesday

  • Tuesday, December 4, 2012 | Harness Link

A pair of Stafford-family harness racing fillies put their win streaks on the line in the two $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders (DSBF) Two-Year-Old Filly pace on the Tuesday, Dec. 4 at Dover Downs. First post is 4:30 p.m.

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Monochromatic comes off layout to take Dover feature

  • Monday, December 3, 2012 | Marv Bachrad

Dover DE --- Following a two month hiatus from racing Monochromatic came back as if she hadn’t been away, closing strongly to win the $23,000 Filly and Mare Open/Handicap pace at Dover Downs on Monday, Dec. 3.

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Dover DSBF 2YO Colt Pace Eliminations Held

  • Sunday, December 2, 2012 | Marv Bachrad

Three $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) 2nd leg colt paces were on the Dec. 2 card at Dover Downs.

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Washakie gets a race-day named after him

  • Sunday, December 2, 2012 | Megan J Lavender

'Our very next race meeting on Monday, December 17th, 2012, at Sydney's harness racing home, Bankstown Paceway, will be renamed Washakie Race Day in honour of the greatest Group 1 Treuer Memorial winner of all time - a harness racing legend, an immortal," Bankstown Paceway director Andrew Ho announced today (Monday December 3)

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All Heart Gal Steps Up For Preferred Win

  • Saturday, December 1, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

All Heart Gal proved that her win last week in softer company was no fluke as she reeled off a front-end victory at a juicy 12-1 in Friday’s $22,500 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows.

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No cramping Shane's style - five out of eight

  • Friday, November 30, 2012 | Len Baker

Sunraysia's leading trainer/driver Shane Cramp enjoyed another great night at his home track Mildura on Thursday November 29, providing five winners on the eight-strong harness racing card, including four driven by himself.

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The Meadows SOA names its 2012 champions

  • Wednesday, November 28, 2012 | Jeff Zidek

Washington, PA --- The Meadows Standardbred Owners Association has named its 2012 Award Winners, as voted by the general membership. 

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Triple Command wins the $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Final at Dover

  • Wednesday, November 28, 2012 | Marv Bachrad

Dover, DE --- Triple Command came on in the stretch to notch a 2:00.4 victory in a $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) Final for 2-year-old trotters on Wednesday, Nov. 28 at Dover Downs.

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Pompano Hat Trick For Bay Girl

  • Tuesday, November 27, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Bay Girl continued her winning ways at Pompano Park on Monday night, and in doing so she staked her claim for consideration as the local Horse of the Month.

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Family Feud in DSBF final win for Luscious Leigh

  • Tuesday, November 27, 2012 | Marv Bachrad

Dover, DE--Luscious Leigh won the harness racing version of the friendly "Family Feud," taking the first of four Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) $100,000 finals on a ‘sloppy’ track at Dover Downs on Tuesday (Nov. 27).

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$100,000 DSBF 2FT final slated for Tuesday at Dover

  • Monday, November 26, 2012 | Marv Bachrad

Dover, DE --- Two starters who were unbeaten in the preliminaries meet in the $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund 2-year-old filly trot final on Tuesday (Nov. 27) at Dover Downs. Also on the card will be three $20,000 freshman filly pace preliminaries. First post is 4:30 p.m.

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Racing Roundup: Bettis shocks at 28-1 in Meadows feature

  • Monday, November 26, 2012 | harness publicists

Monday’s (November 26) edition of Racing Roundup features results stories from The Meadows, Dover Downs and Pompano Park.

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Pair of longshots win at Saratoga

  • Thursday, November 22, 2012 | Mike Sardella

Saratoga Springs, NY --- It was longshot night at Saratoga Casino and Raceway on Wednesday (Nov. 21). Two different $110-plus horses prevailed on the Thanksgiving Eve race card.

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Pompano Hat Trick For Bay Girl

  • Tuesday, November 20, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park is about thirty miles north of world-famous Biscayne Bay in Miami, but the five-eighths mile oval has its own Bay Girl who in just three weeks has taken the track by storm.

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Two $20,000 DSBF 2nd leg prelims Tuesday

  • Tuesday, November 20, 2012 | Marv Bachrad

A pair of fillies that dominated last week's 1st leg Delaware Standardbred Breeders (DSBF) two-year-old filly trots, are favorites to repeat in split $20,000 preliminaries on Tuesday, Nov. 20 at Dover Downs. First post is 4:30 p.m.

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Eleven freshman pacing fillies advance directly to Autumn final

  • Tuesday, November 20, 2012 | WEG Communications

Toronto, ON --- No eliminations are required for the C$50,000 Autumn Stakes at Woodbine, as 11 2-year-old pacing fillies entered the late closer set for Thursday (Nov. 29).

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Monticello-Goshen Chapter USHWA holds awards banquet

  • Tuesday, November 20, 2012 | John Manzi

Monticello, NY --- For the first time in 54 years of presenting awards banquets the Monticello-Goshen Chapter USHWA held their annual affair in Middletown, N.Y., at The Fountains on Sands Road on Sunday (Nov. 18).

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Wagner pair repeats in DSBF elims at Dover

  • Tuesday, November 20, 2012 | Marv Bachrad

Dover, DE--It was deja vu in Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) second leg preliminaries for filly trotters as JA Going Alltheway and Luscious Leigh, trainer John Wagner and driver Vic Kirby duplicated last week’s opening round of the two weeks prelims on Tuesday (Nov. 20) at Dover Downs.

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Alexachase & Scootndowntheriver get up

  • Tuesday, November 20, 2012 | Marv Bachrad

Alexachase overwhelmed seven harness racing rivals to win the $16,000 Mares Winners-Over while Scootndowntheriver scooted down the inside in the $15,000 distaff sub-feature at Dover Downs on Monday, Nov. 19.

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Wagner sends out both DSBF prelim winners

  • Tuesday, November 13, 2012 | Marv Bachrad

Dover, DE--It was an all John Wagner show in both ends of the $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF), the first of two filly trot preliminary legs, at Dover Downs on Tuesday (Nov. 13).

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Campbell, Thomson are Stan Bergstein-Proximity Award finalists

  • Tuesday, November 13, 2012 | Jerry Connors

Harrisburg, PA --- John Campbell, the Hall of Fame horseman and all-time leading moneywinning driver, will be joined by Joe Thomson, squire of Winbak Farms, which has bred three recent Harness Horses of the Year, as finalists for this year’s Stan Bergstein–Proximity Award

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Vernon's Export And Live Handle Up

  • Tuesday, November 13, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Vernon Downs saw a double-digit increase in export wagering handle and single-digit growth in live handle during its recently concluded live racing season.

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Love Canal Wins Ontario Sire Stakes Super Final

  • Sunday, November 11, 2012 | Greg Gangle

Love Canal, sent off as the 2-5 favorite, didn’t disappoint the betting public as she notched her fourth win of the season, this one in 1:54.1, for trainer Tony O’Sullivan and driver Jody Jamieson.

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Bettor B Lucky lowers the Lady Maud record in a narrow win

  • Saturday, November 10, 2012 | US Trotting Association

Burke Racing, Weaver Bruscemi, W.J. Donovan and Lawrence Karr’s Berttor B Lucky got a two hole trip in the $229,440 Lady Maud at Yonkers Raceway on Saturday -- and then “got lucky” in a three-way photo for win in the stakes for 3-year-old pacing fillies.

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Winbak Farms Receives 2012 Best of Walden Award

  • Wednesday, November 7, 2012 | Walden Award Program

Winbak Farms has been selected for the 2012 Best of Walden Award in the Horse Breeders category by the Walden Award Program.

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Rosecroft to increase purses, make-up card

  • Tuesday, November 6, 2012 | harnessracing.com

Rosecroft Raceway announced on Tuesday (Nov. 6) a roughly 10 percent increase to purses will begin on Saturday night, Nov. 10.

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Foiled Again, Bettor's Edge set Indy marks

  • Sunday, November 4, 2012 | harnessracing.com

Foiled Again, harness racing’s richest pacer, successfully defended his Indiana Pacing Derby crown Saturday, November 3 at Indiana Downs. Driven by Yannick Gingras, the favorite took control after the half in the $200,000 free-for-all before going on to eclipse his own track record with a 1:49.1 performance. 

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Philadelphia interests moving on track plans

  • Thursday, November 1, 2012 | Harness Link

Three business days after winning the license to build a harness racing track and casino in Mahoning Township, Delaware County-based Endeka Entertainment is executing plans for its new investment.

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Sandy can't dampen the Standardbred Horse Sale at Harrisburg

  • Wednesday, October 31, 2012 | Standardbred Horse Sale

Hanover, PA --- Despite the efforts of a witch named Sandy, everything is in order for next week's Harrisburg Sale.

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Government Taking Steps With Racing Resolution

  • Tuesday, October 30, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Dennis Mills, Racing Future Inc. stated today in response on the Ontario Horse Racing Industry Transition Panel "We understand that the next 30 days will be the most important month in the history of Ontario horse racing..."

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Tetrick sets Crown mark, equals another at Woodbine with win by Anndrovette

  • Saturday, October 27, 2012 | Breeders Crown Media

Toronto, ON --- Tim Tetrick became the first driver to win four Breeders Crown finals in one night when he steered Anndrovette to victory in the $331,500 Mare Pace on Saturday evening (Oct. 27) at Woodbine Racetrack.

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“I Think She Lays Over This Field”

  • Wednesday, October 24, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Oh, the old bay mare, she’s even better than what she used to be.

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Gary Mosher wins eight at Bangor

  • Tuesday, October 23, 2012 | Bill MacDonald

Bangor, ME --- Gary Mosher had the hot hands over the weekend at Scarborough Downs with 12 victories. 

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Dingys Boy, JA Going All The Way win DSBF finals

  • Tuesday, October 23, 2012 | Matt Sparacino

Harrington, DE--Jesse Lewis and Bryan Truitt’s Dingys Boy ($5.20, Bryan Truitt) and Pam Wagner’s JA Going All The Way ($5.60, Victor Kirby) each won their respective $100,000 2-year-old Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund finals for trotters Tuesday (Oct. 22) at Harrington Raceway.

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Badlands Nitro to stand at Winbak Farm of Delaware

  • Tuesday, October 23, 2012 | Elizabeth Lewis-House

Chesapeake City, MD --- Winbak Farm of Delaware has announced that Badlands Nitro p,2,1:51.1f; 3,1:50f ($1,597,638) will be coming to Winbak Farm of Delaware in 2013.

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Delmarvalous to stand in Winbak Farm’s PA stallion lineup

  • Monday, October 22, 2012 | Elizabeth Lewis-House

Chesapeake City, MD --- In 2013, Winbak Farm will be welcoming Delmarvalous p,2,1:52.3f; 3,1:48.2 ($905,691) to its Pennsylvania stallion lineup.

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Round two of DSBF pacers on display Monday at Harrington

  • Monday, October 22, 2012 | Matt Sparacino

Harrington, DE --- Six $20,000 divisions of the second leg for the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) stakes for 2-year-old pacers were contested Monday at Harrington Raceway.

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Horses Eligible To OSS Super Finals

  • Thursday, October 18, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

With the completion of the regular season of the Ontario Sires Stakes, the following horses are eligible to be entered into the OSS Super Finals, to be raced at Woodbine Racetrack on November 10.

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Brief Bliss Takes CDP Feature

  • Thursday, October 18, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Brief Bliss and driver/co-owner Stephen Quinn came off a pocket ride behind pacesetter Toughest Of All to score an impressive 1:56 victory in Thursday’s featured event at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park.

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DSBF Continues At Harrington

  • Wednesday, October 17, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

The second leg of $20,000 eliminations for two-year-old Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) trotters was contested Tuesday at Harrington Raceway.

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Light Of Day among the Green Acres Series Final favorites

  • Wednesday, October 17, 2012 | Carol Hodes

Manalapan, NJ --- Light Of Day, first or second in all five her starts, will make her next appearance in the $25,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes Green Acres Final for 2-year-old pacing fillies on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012 at Freehold Raceway.

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Study reveals that New York's equine industry is vital to state's economy

  • Tuesday, October 16, 2012 | New York State Horse Racing

Albany, NY --- A thriving equine industry is vital to the health of the New York State economy, according to the results of a study released today. 

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Rookies Kick Off DSBF Stakes

  • Monday, October 15, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Six $20,000 divisions for the first leg of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) stakes for two-year-old pacers were contested Monday at Harrington Raceway over a sloppy racetrack.

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Hammer Fillies Shine In PA Fair Finals

  • Sunday, October 14, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Roger Hammer, who hit the big time when Vivid Photo won the 2005 Hambletonian, proved that he’s still “King of the Fairs” in Pennsylvania when three-year-old filly pacers he trains swept the first four positions in their PA Fairs Championship Saturday at The Meadows.

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Royal Briefing pays $106.20 in DSBF elim

  • Tuesday, October 9, 2012 | Matt Sparacino

Harrington, DE--Four $20,000 divisions of the first leg of Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) stakes events for 2-year-old trotters were held Tuesday at Harrington Raceway.

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Classic Rock Nroll Favourite For Kane

  • Thursday, October 4, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Classic Rock Nroll, winner of the $122,500 Joe Gerrity, Jr. Memorial Pacing Series Final at Saratoga Raceway and the $111,500 Battle of Lake Erie at Northfield Park, will headline the field in the 10th annual $50,000 Robert J. Kane Memorial Pace Saturday night at Batavia Downs

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Betterthancheddar Sidelined

  • Monday, October 1, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

He's already equalled two world records this year - one on a half-mile track and one on a five-eighths mile track. 

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Eighteen Kicks Off Sudbury Stake Elims

  • Sunday, September 30, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Gold Cup & Saucer champion Eighteen shipped to Sudbury Downs for his first start at the Chelmsford, Ont. half-mile track and cruised wire-to-wire in Saturday's elimination round for the new Remember Sudbury Stake.

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McNairs Dominate Grassroots Finals

  • Saturday, September 29, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

The 2012 Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots season wrapped up on a rainy Saturday night at Grand River Raceway with eight $100,000 Championships and it was the father-son team of trainer Gregg McNair and driver Doug McNair who stole the show.

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Childs Play Wins Stake Amidst Festival Of Horses

  • Saturday, September 29, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Childs Play was tested to the wire, but held on for a half-length victory in the $25,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes-Green Acres Final for three-year-old pacing fillies on Saturday, September 29 at Freehold Raceway, the site of the inaugural Open Space Pace & Festival of Horses.

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Childs Play Favoured In Green Acres Final

  • Thursday, September 27, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Childs Play, who won two of three preliminary legs, gets the 2-1 morning line nod in the $25,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes-Green Acres Final for three-year-old pacing fillies on Saturday at Freehold Raceway.

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Freshmen featured in Bloomsburg Stakes

  • Monday, September 24, 2012 | Jeff Zidek

Bloomsburg, PA --- The final stop on the Pennsylvania Fair Circuit, the Bloomsburg Fair in Columbia County, kicked off four days of racing on Monday (Sept. 24).

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Déjà Vu For Kims Royal Day?

  • Monday, September 24, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Kims Royal Day has won three Gold elimination races and currently leads the two-year-old pacing filly division with 212 points, but so far a Gold Final victory has eluded her.

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Bar Back Wins At Vernon Downs

  • Friday, September 21, 2012 | Jim Moran

The 2-year-old trotting colt Bar Back (Malabar Man--Winbak Flame) secured his initial pari-mutuel victory after a 2:01.1 effort for trainer-driver Dan Daley and owners Ann-Mari Daley (Dan’s wife) and Richard Lombardo in Thursday’s ninth race.

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New York's Leaders of the Pack: Three-year-old filly pacers

  • Friday, September 21, 2012 | Bill Heller

Latham, NY --- Here is a closer look at some of the New York Sire Stakes divisional leaders and their biggest threats in the $1.8 million Night of Champions at Yonkers Raceway Sept. 22:

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Top Frosh Fillies Headline Gold Elims

  • Friday, September 21, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Reigning Gold champion Its No Secret and runner-up Kims Royal Day scored a pair of wire-to-wire victories in the two-year-old pacing fillies' fourth Gold Series elimination round on Friday evening at Flamboro Downs.

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Breeder Finally Rewarded With 'Knight'

  • Friday, September 21, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

It’s been a long road to breeding success for John O’Connor, but he seems to have found the right path with his three-year-old trotting gelding Brookroad Knight.

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Race 16 - Ms Versatility (Mare Trot - $153,000) - Frenchfrysnvinegar - 1:54

  • Thursday, September 20, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

After timing the starting gate perfectly and instantly putting the rest of the field at what would prove to be an insurmountable disadvantage, driver Jody Jamieson and the Jeff Gillis-trained Frenchfrysnvinegar laid over the field of the $153,000 Ms Versatility for aged trotting mares.

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Allmar Surprise Romps In Open Trot

  • Wednesday, September 19, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Harrington Raceway’s trotting track record holder Allmar Surprise ($3.40, Victor Kirby), successfully defended her turf Wednesday with a 1:56.1 triumph in the featured $20,000 Open Trot.

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Purse Increase At Saratoga Harness

  • Tuesday, September 18, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Positive results from VLT and pari-mutuel revenue has prompted Saratoga Casino and Raceway to increase its purses by 15 per cent, effective September 19.

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McIntosh Looking For First Little Brown Jug

  • Tuesday, September 18, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Hall of Fame trainer Bob McIntosh could experience another first this year when he sends two sophomore pacers postward in the famed Little Brown Jug, set for Thursday at Ohio’s Delaware County Fair.

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Homebreds Win OBC Divisions

  • Tuesday, September 18, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

A pair of Ohio homebreds captured the two Ohio Breeders Championships Tuesday afternoon at the Delaware County Fair.

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Betterthancheddar Equals World Record In Bobby Quillen Memorial

  • Monday, September 17, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

A long-standing world record was matched Monday at Harrington Raceway when Betterthancheddar toppled four seasoned foes in an eye-catching clocking of 1:49.2 in the $216,500 Bobby Quillen Memorial.

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NYSS Winners The Fastest Yet At Vernon

  • Sunday, September 16, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Doctor Butch and Just Bettor became the fastest local colt and gelding, respectively, of 2012 during Saturday night’s $171,464 New York Sire Stakes-sponsored program for state-bred two-year-old pacers at Vernon Downs.

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Field Set For Milton Stakes

  • Saturday, September 15, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Older pacing mares competed in the elimination round for the Milton Stakes during Saturday's undercard at Mohawk with Drop The Ball and Anndrovette defeating the heavy favourites to win their respective $50,000 divisions.

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OSS Semis Start Wednesday

  • Saturday, September 15, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Post season action gets under way at Grand River Raceway on Wednesday, Sept. 19 with eight $30,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots Semifinals for the province’s top three-year-old trotters and pacers.

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NYSS Frosh Trotters Featured At Yonkers

  • Friday, September 14, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

New York Sire Stakes preliminary leg competition concluded its downstate dance card Thursday, September 13 with Yonkers Raceway hosting the Lew Barasch Trot for two-year-old colts and geldings.

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Top Colts To Clash Wednesday

  • Monday, September 10, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

The New York Sire Stakes Night of Champions is scheduled for September 22 at Yonkers Raceway, but a Wednesday night (September 12) clash of three-year-old trotting titans at Batavia Downs will give harness racing fans a sneak preview of the championship.

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Rookie Fillies Flaunt It In NYSS

  • Monday, September 10, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

The final week of statebred legs began Monday night, with Yonkers Raceway hosting $286,060 New York Sire Stakes Frank Becerra Pace for two-year-old fillies. Four formful groupings went at in succession.

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Royal Outlook Crowned Slots Cup Champ

  • Sunday, September 9, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

The fifth edition of the Slots Cup Series wrapped up on Saturday night at Hiawatha Horse Park with driver Kevin Wallis sweeping the $100,000 final and the $15,000 consolation in a pair of close finishes.

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Blistering Fractions In Mohawk Preferred

  • Sunday, September 9, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

As the field of Preferred pacers hit the three-quarters mark in the $38,000 event on Saturday at Mohawk Racetrack in a track record 1:19.3 clocking, Bettor Again had moved first up and was ready to strike after sitting behind the hot early fractions put up by Foreclosure N.

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Harness Racing Returns To Hippodrome 3R

  • Sunday, September 9, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

The harness racing meet at Hippodrome 3R kicked off with a bang on Sunday as Montreal Phil destroyed the all-age track record with a 1:53.4 triumph during the afternoon card.

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Two divisions of NYSS action at Saratoga

  • Sunday, September 9, 2012 | Dave Oxford

Saratoga, NY --- Sunday’s card at Saratoga Harness featured two divisions of 3-year-old filly pacers of New York Sire Stakes, with purses of $119,859 each.

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'Bolt' Streaks To Record KYSS Championship Win

  • Sunday, September 9, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Driven by Mark MacDonald, Bolt The Duer completed a sweep of the Kentucky Sires Stakes for three-year-old pacing colts with a dazzling 1:48.2 stakes record victory in the $250,000 Championship on Sunday night at The Red Mile.

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Bet On The Law and Major Bombay NYSS winners at Batavia Downs

  • Sunday, September 9, 2012 | Todd Haight

Batavia, NY --- New York Sire Stakes action continued at Batavia Downs, this time for 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers racing in two divisions worth $64,760 each.

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Freshmen PASS Champions Crowned

  • Saturday, September 8, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

On a night that featured the state’s finest two-year-olds, Frau Blucher was the most impressive of all, capturing the $200,000 Pennsylvania Sires Stake Championship for freshman trotting fillies Friday at The Meadows in a track-record 1:54.4.

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Kelly's Noah Wins At Saratoga

  • Saturday, September 8, 2012 | harness publicists across North America

Kelly’s Noah returned to his winning ways on Saturday night in Saratoga’s open pace.

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'Hot Shot' Upsets In Credit Winner; Muscle Hill Trot To 'Beatgoeson'

  • Friday, September 7, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Hot Shot Blue Chip became harness racing's newest millionaire after he won a stretch battle with Chapter Seven to take the $200,000 Credit Winner Trot in 1:51.2 on Friday night (Sept. 7) at Vernon Downs.

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Winbak yearling videos are now online

  • Friday, September 7, 2012 | Elizabeth Lewis-House

Chesapeake City, MD --- On Sept. 24 Winbak Farm will be selling 34 New York eligible yearlings at this year’s SUNY Morrisville fall yearling sale.

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Barn Babe Fastest In NYSS Action

  • Friday, September 7, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Statebreds were again on display Friday night, with Yonkers Raceway hosting the $291,440 New York Sire Stakes Pat Quaglietta Trot for two-year-old fillies.

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Yonkers hosts $290,455 NYSS Jim Crawford Pace

  • Thursday, September 6, 2012 | Frank Drucker

Yonkers, NY --- First-season statebreds were on display Thursday night (Sept. 6), with Yonkers Raceway hosting the $290,455 New York Sire Stakes Jim Crawford Pace for 2-year-old colts and geldings. Four divisions went at it.

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Margaret Spagnola Has Monster Night at Saratoga

  • Wednesday, September 5, 2012 | Saratoga Downs

Trainer Margaret Spagnola had a monster night on Wednesday at Saratoga as she added four wins to her season’s total.

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Faves Flourish In NYSS

  • Tuesday, September 4, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

A trio of favourites, including Yonkers Trot winner and world champion, Archangel, did their thing Tuesday night in Yonkers Raceway's $331,270 New York Sire Stakes Dick McGuire Trot for three-year-old colts and geldings.

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NYSS continue downstate on Thursday and Friday

  • Tuesday, September 4, 2012 | Frank Drucker

Yonkers, NY --- With the $1.8 million New York Night of Champions a scant couple of weeks away -- Sept. 22, to be precise -- several downstate sire stakes legs remain to be contested.

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Cane Pace to Dynamic Youth

  • Monday, September 3, 2012 | Dustin Ross

Nichols, NY --- Although he went off at 2-5 in the wagering as part of an entry with A Rocknroll Dance, Dynamic Youth posted an upset on Monday afternoon (Sept. 3) in the $322,716 Cane Pace final at Tioga Downs.

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Pacing fillies to race in NYSS at Batavia

  • Thursday, August 30, 2012 | Batavia Downs Media

Batavia, NY --- Led by the pacing sensation Summertime Lea, 2-year-old New York bred pacing fillies will be on display when New York Sire Stakes action returns to Batavia Downs on Saturday night (September 1). More than $110,000 in Sire Stakes money will be up for grabs. Post time is 6:25 p.m.

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Harrington purses get 10 percent boost

  • Thursday, August 30, 2012 | Matt Sparacino

Harrington, DE --- Purses at Harrington Raceway received a 10 percent across the board boost effective September 3.

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Track record falls twice in Monticello's NYSS

  • Wednesday, August 29, 2012 | John Manzi

Monticello, NY --- Lightning struck again at Monticello Raceway.

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Noble is enjoying a more lucrative campaign in 2012

  • Wednesday, August 29, 2012 | Rich Fisher

Trenton, NJ --- The wins are down but the money is up.

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Betterthancheddar The Derby Fave

  • Wednesday, August 29, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Betterthancheddar is out to confirm his status as the big cheese in Saturday’s $787,000 Canadian Pacing Derby, but he will need to fend off nine rivals, including a rejuvenated Golden Receiver.

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Lous Bad Yankee Lights Up Toteboard

  • Monday, August 27, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Legacy Racing of Delaware, M.A. & T.D. Adams, and Kevin Evans’ Lous Bad Yankee scored his third straight win Monday, cruising to a 1:52.2 win for driver Jon Roberts in the $18,000 featured Open Pace at Harrington Raceway.

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Betterthancheddar seeks major score in Canadian Pacing Derby

  • Monday, August 27, 2012 | Ken Weingartner

Freehold, NJ --- Betterthancheddar is out to confirm his status as the big cheese in Saturday’s (Sept. 1) C$787,000 Canadian Pacing Derby, but he will need to fend off nine rivals, including a rejuvenated Golden Receiver.

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Classy trotting filly aiming for Gold final success Thursday

  • Monday, August 27, 2012 | Sandra Snyder

Campbellville, ON --- Paul MacDonell qualified two Mike Keeling trained trotting fillies for Thursday night’s (August 30) C$130,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Gold final at Mohawk Racetrack, but the reinsman had committed to Sugar Wheeler well before he engineered the results of last week’s eliminations.

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Baillargeon Trio Bound For Grassroots

  • Monday, August 27, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

When Ben Baillargeon was plotting Cool Creek Breeze’s sophomore season he did not expect the filly to be competing in Friday’s Grassroots event at Grand River Raceway, but he also did not expect her to land him in hospital in early May.

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Sophomores Impress In Grassroots

  • Monday, August 27, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Three-year-old pacing colts and geldings were out in full force at Mohawk Racetrack on Monday evening, as the Campbellville oval hosted seven Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots divisions.

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Bettor Again Upsets Mohawk Open

  • Sunday, August 26, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Bettor Again unleashed a speedy :25.4 final frame to capture the $30,000 Preferred 2 Pace at Mohawk Racetrack on Saturday night and lower his lifetime mark below the 1:50-barrier.

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Purse Increase For Rosecroft

  • Sunday, August 26, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Rosecroft Raceway’s Racing Secretary, Mike Wandishin, has released the first condition sheet of the Fall 2012 meet and purses are expected to average at least $35,000 a night for the meet. This is an increase of 75% from the Spring meet.

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NY State Fair Action Continues At Vernon

  • Sunday, August 26, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Sir Carys Z Tam and Royalty For Life recorded the season’s fastest miles by freshmen on the pace and trot, respectively, while Jim Morrill Jr., again, tied the 2012 single program mark of six driving victories during Saturday night’s $153,800 State Fair racing program for New York-breds at Vernon Downs.

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Seeuinthespring Surprises With Record Win

  • Saturday, August 25, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Two-year-old trotting filly Seeuinthespring made a big splash with her first career win as she pulled off a 25-1 upset in the $130,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Gold Final while setting a new divisional track record at Rideau Carleton Raceway on Friday night.

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Freshman Fillies Featured In NY Stakes

  • Saturday, August 25, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Sir Lehigh Z Tam turned in the fastest performance among the 81 New York-bred two-year-old distaff standardbreds competing in Friday night’s $128,300 State Fair racing program at Vernon Downs.

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Eleven enter for $322,716 Cane Pace at Tioga

  • Friday, August 24, 2012 | Dustin Ross

Eleven three year old harness racing pacing colts dropped in the entry box on Thursday morning at Tioga Downs for harness racing's first jewel of the pacing Triple Crown, The Cane Pace.

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Murmur Hanover claims OSS record after fierce battle

  • Friday, August 24, 2012 | Sandra Snyder

Campbellville, ON --- Murmur Hanover displayed the heart of a champion at Mohawk Racetrack on Thursday evening (August 23), battling back in the stretch to score a nose victory in an Ontario Sires Stakes record of 1:55.2.

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Sophomore Filly Tackles Open Mares

  • Friday, August 24, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Blackjack Princess prevailed in Friday night’s featured $18,000 Fillies and Mares Open Handicap Pace at Tioga Downs as part of Jimmy Marohn Jr.'s five-win night.

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Dayplanner On The Right Page

  • Friday, August 24, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Hiawatha Horse Park hosted an invasion of three-year-old trotting fillies on Thursday evening, giving away $168,000 in Grassroots purse money.

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Eight In A Row For The Deputy Is Home

  • Thursday, August 23, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

The streak is now eight straight wins for The Deputy Is Home, who showed on Thursday night that he's certainly not a horse that needs to take his racetrack with him.

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Mindsweeper aiming for big effort in Gold Final at Mohawk

  • Thursday, August 23, 2012 | Sandra Snyder

Campbellville, ON --- Trainer Eric Adams says Mindsweeper’s elimination victory last week was a matter of the right trip on the right day and the Newmarket resident is hoping things work out just as well in Monday’s C$130,000 Gold Final at Mohawk Racetrack.

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Catching up with Broad Bahn

  • Wednesday, August 22, 2012 | Justin Horowitz

Nichols, NY --- With the 2012 edition of the $700,000 Zweig Memorial Trot scheduled for this Sunday at Vernon Downs, “Inside Harness Racing” hit the road to visit 2011 champion Broad Bahn at Winbak Farm, where he has completed his first year at stud.

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Winbak Farm now has Canadian Open Yearling Sale videos

  • Wednesday, August 22, 2012 | Winbak Farm/Elizabeth Lewis-House

Chesapeake City, MD --- On September 15 and 16, Winbak Farm will be selling 28 yearlings at the Canadian Open Yearling Sale.

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Jim Devaux Has Strong Night at Saratoga

  • Wednesday, August 22, 2012 | Saratoga Downs

Jim Devaux came out strong on Wednesday night at Saratoga Casino and Raceway.

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Harrisburg loaded with yearlings by top sires

  • Wednesday, August 22, 2012 | Viv Jewitt

This year's edition of The Black Book includes more yearlings by the top winning sires than any other sale and in some categories more by those sires than all of all the other sales combined.

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'Receiver' Co-Owner:

  • Monday, August 20, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Apparently, nobody told Golden Receiver that he was supposed to slow down a bit at the age of seven, because the New York-bred gelding is doing the exact opposite.

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Lloyds Lady Rallies For PASS Win

  • Monday, August 20, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

A nearly impossible eight and a half-lengths behind at the three-quarters, Lloyds Lady launched a powerful move that carried her to an exciting victory in Monday’s Pennsylvania Stallions Series stake at the Meadows.

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Classic Rock Nroll wins Gerrity Memorial at Saratoga

  • Sunday, August 19, 2012 | Mike Sardella

Saratoga Springs, NY--Classic Rock Nroll got up in time to prevail in the $122,500 Joe Gerrity Jr Memorial Pacing Series final at Saratoga on Saturday night (Aug. 18).

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Henry & Filion Battle For Grassroots Lead

  • Sunday, August 19, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

As the three-year-old trotting colts near the end of the Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots season, competition for the remaining points is growing fierce and Clinton Raceway fans were treated to eight exciting battles on Sunday afternoon.

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Shelliscape an upset NYSS winner

  • Sunday, August 19, 2012 | Batavia Downs

Batavia, NY--New York Sire Stakes action continued at Batavia Downs on Sunday afternoon (Aug. 19) with 3-year-old pacing fillies in town to compete in three divisions worth $128,725 in total purse money.

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Eighteen wins Gold Cup and Saucer

  • Sunday, August 19, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Charlottetown, PEI--Eighteen went wire-to-wire in a 1:51 track record equaling performance to win the 53rd edition of the $60,000 Sobey's Gold Cup & Saucer, which wrapped Old Home Week festivities on Saturday evening (Aug. 18) at Charlottetown Driving Park.

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Henry Closing In On Lampman Cup

  • Sunday, August 19, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Trevor Henry has a pair of Lampman Cup trophies on the mantle of his Arthur, Ont. home and the driver is in the hunt for a third Ontario Sires Stakes title with an outstanding week that he capped off by guiding a pair of three-year-old pacing colts to Grassroots victory at Georgian Downs Saturday.

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Golden Receiver wins Haughton Memorial

  • Saturday, August 18, 2012 | Amy Silver

East Rutherford, NJ--Golden Receiver ended the 2012 Meadowlands meet right where he began - in the winner’s circle.

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Team Toscano Scores NYSS Double

  • Friday, August 17, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Doctor Butch, driven by Pat Berry, posted the most impressive win in one of three divisions of the New York Sire Stakes for two-year-old colt pacers on Friday night at Tioga Downs.

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Hammer wins six at Dayton, PA

  • Thursday, August 16, 2012 | Ryan Zidek

Dayton, PA --- The sophomore class of 2012 entertained a large crowd on Thursday (August 16) at the Dayton Fairgrounds in Dayton, PA.

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'Receiver' To Continue Roll In Haughton?

  • Thursday, August 16, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

It might be a stretch to call Golden Receiver the hardest working horse in harness racing, but the seven-year-old pacer has certainly kept busy.

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Saratoga to host Joe Gerrity, Jr. Memorial final

  • Thursday, August 16, 2012 | Saratoga Casino

Saratoga Springs, NY --- The fourth annual Joe Gerrity, Jr. Memorial final will take place this Saturday night (August 18) at Saratoga Casino and Raceway.

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Track record falls twice in New York-bred action at Monticello

  • Thursday, August 16, 2012 | Joyn Manzi

Monticello, NY --- The sun was shining brightly and the wind whispered softly on Thursday afternoon at Monticello Raceway when 2-year-old pacing fillies raced for nearly $210,000 in New York-bred action and when the day was over the track record for the freshman fillies fell, not once, but twice. 

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Enough About You Shines In OSS

  • Wednesday, August 15, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Two-year-old trotting colts took centre stage at Georgian Downs on Tuesday evening, with Enough About You clocking the quickest mile of eight Grassroots divisions.

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Archangel leads NYSS winners at Saratoga

  • Wednesday, August 15, 2012 | Mike Sardella

Saratoga Springs, NY --- Archangel continued his dominance in the New York Sire Stakes on Tuesday night (August 14) at Saratoga Casino and Raceway.

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Schoeffel, Gillock Triple At Arden Downs

  • Tuesday, August 14, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

A nine-race card greeted visitors to the Washington County Fairgrounds, known as Arden Downs, on Tuesday and freshmen were featured in both Pennsylvania Sires Stakes and Quaker Stake events.

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Gold Cup & Saucer Final Drawn

  • Tuesday, August 14, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

The Gold Cup Ambassadors selected their horses and post positions for the 53rd Running of the Sobeys Gold Cup & Saucer on Saturday night at the Charlottetown Driving Park.

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Tarpon Hanover set to make big splash in Nassagaweya

  • Tuesday, August 14, 2012 | Greg Gangle

Campbellville, ON --- Twenty-two of the sport’s top 2-year-old pacing colts will be showcased this Saturday night at Mohawk when they contest three divisions of the Nassagaweya Stakes.

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Stafford On Framed Art

  • Tuesday, August 14, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

The secret is out. Owners who live all over the United States and Canada are taking home huge New York Sire Stakes purses.

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Frosh pacing fillies to race for $145,000 in NYSS action

  • Tuesday, August 14, 2012 | John Manzi

Monticello, NY --- The cream of the crop of the New York Sire Stakes 2-year-old pacing fillies will be looking to add precious points to seasonal resumes with hopes of having enough to be among the top eight who will automatically earn a berth in their $225,000 final on the Night of Champions on September 22.

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McAlvin sets PA Stallion Series record at The Meadows

  • Tuesday, August 14, 2012 | Evan Pattak

Washington, PA --- McAlvin, a $7,500 yearling acquisition, outperformed his expectations once again on Monday (August 13) at The Meadows when he ripped off his third straight Pennsylvania Stallion Series victory in a stakes record 1:52.3.

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Harrington's 66th season of live racing resumes tonight

  • Monday, August 13, 2012 | Matt Sparacino

Harrington, DE --- Harrington Raceway’s 66th season of live harness racing will resume tonight with a 15-race program.

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Eighteen Wires Up Foes In Trial Three

  • Monday, August 13, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

The third and final Trial for the 53rd edition of Gold Cup & Saucer was contested on Monday at the Charlottetown Driving Park, and Eighteen marched down-the-road to win impressively for Team Moore.

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As Bad As Thunder wins fifth straight

  • Monday, August 13, 2012 | Matt Sparacino

Harrington, DE --- Elizabeth Brittingham’s As Bad As Thunder ($4.20, Bret Brittingham) notched his fifth straight win in Monday’s $18,000 Open at Harrington Raceway in 1:53.4.

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Better B Lucky, Heston Blue Cup win Empire Classics

  • Sunday, August 12, 2012 | Jason Bluhm

Nichols, NY --- One was an upset winner and one had the race won when he entered. 

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Win Missy B shows the way in the New York Sire Stakes

  • Sunday, August 12, 2012 | Jim Moran

Vernon, NY --- Crowd wagering choice Win Missy B lived up to her sterling reputation and snapped a string of three-straight second place finishes with a dominating 1:54.4 victory in the fastest of three divisions of Saturday night’s $130,430 New York Sires Stakes for 3-year-old trotting fillies at Vernon Downs.

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'Cheddar' Back To Victory Lane; McNair Scores Five

  • Saturday, August 11, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Fresh off a scheduled one month break, Ben Franklin and Des Smith champion Betterthancheddar returned to action on Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack and rallied home from off the pace to win the featured $50,000 Open Pace.

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Trotters Featured At Scioto

  • Friday, August 10, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Saracuda, cleverly driven by David Myers, overcame a starting spot in the second tier to win one of a trio featured trots on the Thursday night card at Scioto Downs in 2:01. The four-year-old mare is trained and owned by Charles Lee, Jr. of Ohio.

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Googoo Gaagaa wins Maryland Standardbred Fund race at Ocean Downs

  • Friday, August 10, 2012 | Cheri Stambaugh

Berlin, MD --- Maryland Standardbred Fund action returned to Ocean Downs on Thursday night (August 9), featuring 3-year-olds of both sexes and gaits.

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Quartet of New York Sire Stakes raced at Yonkers

  • Thursday, August 9, 2012 | Frank Drucker

Yonkers, NY --- The New York Sire Stakes invaded Yonkers Raceway on Thursday night, with the $285,120 Jim Meagher Pace for 2-year-old colts and geldings.

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Pennsylvania freshmen race at Waynesburg

  • Thursday, August 9, 2012 | Jeff Zidek

Waynesburg, PA --- Harness racing returned to the Greene County Fairgrounds in Waynesburg, Pa. on Thursday, Aug. 9. with 12 heats for freshmen.

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Ocean Downs hosts 2-year-old Maryland Standardbred Fund races

  • Thursday, August 9, 2012 | Cheri Stambaugh

Berlin, MD --- Ocean Downs hosted the 2-year-old Maryland Standardbred Fund races on Wednesday night (August 8).

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Summertime Lea is fastest in NYSS action at Vernon

  • Thursday, August 9, 2012 | Jim Moran

Vernon, NY --- On Wednesday (August 8), the 49th program of 2012 at Vernon Downs, Summertime Lea (1:52.2) captured the fastest of three divisions in a $116,605 New York Sires Stake for 2-year-old filly pacers.

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Canadian Princess hoping for Grassroots honor Friday

  • Wednesday, August 8, 2012 | Sandra Snyder

Campbellville, ON --- Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots action returns to Mohawk Racetrack on Friday evening (August 10) with seven C$24,000 divisions for the 3-year-old trotting fillies.

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Menary Sweeps Grand River Battles

  • Monday, August 6, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Trainer David Menary swept Grand River Raceway's signature Battle Of Waterloo and Battle Of The Belles stakes with a pair of record-setting Ontario sired two-year-old pacers during the Elora, Ont. half-mile track's annual Industry Day on Monday afternoon.

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Budd ‘Sweet’ On Moms Apple Pie

  • Monday, August 6, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Moms Apple Pie scored her first victory in last week’s Gold Eliminations at Mohawk Racetrack, but trainer Bill Budd says he has been sweet on the two-year-old trotting filly since she arrived in his barn last fall.

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Windshield: The First State's top trotter looks for 14th straight

  • Monday, August 6, 2012 | Charlene Sharpe

Seaford, DE --- Sometimes you’re the windshield, sometimes you’re the bug.

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EBC Elims To Heston Blue Chip, Bettors Edge

  • Sunday, August 5, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Heston Blue Chip and Bettors Edge captured the two eliminations of the Empire Breeders Classic on Sunday afternoon at Tioga Downs.

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Golden Receiver wires the field in US Pacing Championship

  • Saturday, August 4, 2012 | USTA Communications

East Rutherford, NJ --- Golden Receiver and driver Andy Miller protected tha rail and were never caught in the $242,500 US Pacing Championship on Saturday at the Meadowlands Racetrack.

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Jim's Top Of The Crop

  • Friday, August 3, 2012 | Winbak Farm

With the Canadian Open yearling sale being our first major sale of the year, I have decided to focus on our consignment for this sale as our first review of the season. With Badlands Hanover, Angus Hall and Royal Mattjesty all having offspring racing well in the ONSS program, I am excited to see how our 2012 yearlings will develop.

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Twisted Pretzel Tops NYSS Rivals

  • Friday, August 3, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Kelley Racing Stable’s Twisted Pretzel, trained by Paul Kelley and driven by Jim Morrill Jr., scored his first pari-mutuel victory in the third and final $39,000-plus division of the New York Sire Stakes for two-year-old trotting colts and geldings at Batavia Downs Friday evening.

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Two more track records broken at Batavia Downs

  • Thursday, August 2, 2012 | Brian Mazurek

Batavia, NY --- A fast track and driver Jim Morrill, Jr. is what the 'Doctor' ordered, Doctor Butch that is, as he set a new Batavia Downs track record for 2-year-old colt and gelding pacers in a $36,900 division of the New York Sires Stakes on Wednesday night (August 1). Before the dust settled another speed record would fall.

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Bet the House captures Summerside feature

  • Thursday, August 2, 2012 | Lee Drake

Bet the House, with Jason Hughes in the bike, wired the harness racing field Wednesday night (August 1) at Red Shores Summerside to win the feature event over a rain soaked track in 2:00.2.

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Fillies Flaunt It At Mohawk

  • Thursday, August 2, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Fillies found themselves in the spotlight on Thursday at Mohawk Racetrack, as the Campbellville oval hosted the $50,000 final of the Whenuwishuponastar Series for pacers and four OSS Gold Series eliminations for trotters.

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Inside Harness Racing’s Hambletonian preview

  • Wednesday, August 1, 2012 | Justin Horowitz

Nichols, NY --- “Inside Harness Racing” presents a full preview of the $1.5 million Hambletonian, including interviews with top human connections and a review of the eliminations.

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Frosh Fillies Battle In NYSS

  • Tuesday, July 31, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Statebred two-year-olds were on display Tuesday night, with Yonkers Raceway hosting the $288,360 New York Sire Stakes Clyde Hirt Pace.

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Yonkers to host pair of NYSS events

  • Monday, July 30, 2012 | Frank Drucker

Yonkers, NY --- Yonkers Raceway offers its own version of freshman orientation this week, as New York Sire Stakes 2-year-old young ladies make a pair of appearances.

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Series Mania At Mohawk

  • Monday, July 30, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Two series wrapped up and another one kicked off on Monday evening at Mohawk Racetrack. Fans were treated to finals of the Summertime Pacing Series and the Dream Maker Pacing Series plus the opening leg of the Bridger Trotting Series on the 12-race card.

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Battle Lines Drawn In Elora

  • Monday, July 30, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Monday’s twelve-race program at Grand River Raceway was a night dedicated to rookies, as the Elora half-miler hosted eliminations for the Battle Of Waterloo, Battle Of The Belles and Ontario Sires Stakes Gold Series.

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Big Names Tune Up In Qualifiers

  • Sunday, July 29, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Stakes champions American Jewel, Pet Rock and Golden Receiver were among Saturday morning's qualifying winners prior to another set of baby races at the Meadowlands Racetrack.

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Dynamic Youth in a track record win at Tioga Downs

  • Sunday, July 29, 2012 | Dustin Ross

Nichols, NY --- Dynamic Youth and Mark MacDonald established a new track record for 3-year-old gelding pacers on Sunday afternoon at Tioga Downs in a division of the New York Sire Stakes.

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Posts and drivers drawn for Monticello's Munich Mile

  • Friday, July 27, 2012 | John Manzi

Monticello, NY --- On Monday, July 30 Monticello Raceway will present the Munich Mile, a race for drivers of German extraction, which will be the fifth leg of the track’s Heritage Drivers’ Series.

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Pocono Downs - 'The Week In Review'

  • Thursday, July 26, 2012 | harnesslink.com

The harness racing action at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs has reached a fever pitch.

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Kirby registers grand slam in first ever night time Governor's Day card at Harrington

  • Thursday, July 26, 2012 | Matt Sparacino

A capacity crowd filled the M&T Bank Grandstand at Harrington Raceway on a warm summer night Thursday evening to watch the first-ever nighttime Governor’s Day racing program at the Delaware State Fair.

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Sam Hayes Set To Go For Gold

  • Thursday, July 26, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Grand River Raceway will gather 65 of Ontario’s finest two-year-olds onto one program this Monday, July 30 as the Elora oval hosts eliminations for both the Gold Series and its signature stakes events, the Battle of Waterloo and Battle of the Belles.

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Elims Set For Industry Day Stakes

  • Thursday, July 26, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

The stage is set for the July 30 elimination rounds for three big-money stake races which will be contested at Grand River Raceway’s marquee event, Industry Day, on Monday, August 6.

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More than $600,000 in purses in first ever Governor's Day night card at Harrington

  • Wednesday, July 25, 2012 | Matt Sparacino

Harrington, DE --- More than $600,000 in purses will be up for grabs in a historic nighttime Governor’s Day program at Harrington Raceway on Thursday (July 26) at the Delaware State Fair.

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14 colts for $275,000 New Jersey Classic

  • Wednesday, July 25, 2012 | Harnesslink.com

Time To Roll, the New Jersey Sire Stakes Champion and North America Cup runner-up, and Hurrikane Kingcole, the Meadowlands Pace Consolation winner, are among the 14 harness racing three-year-old colts and geldings vying in a pair of eliminations for a spot in the $275,000 Anthony Abbatiello New Jersey Classic.

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Toscano hopes for luck of the draw with Bettor's Edge

  • Wednesday, July 25, 2012 | Ken Weingartner

Freehold, NJ --- Not many trainers are happy to see their horse get an outside post rather than the rail, but Linda Toscano says it was the best thing to happen to Bettor’s Edge last week.

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Final Battle Watch Report

  • Wednesday, July 25, 2012 | Kelly Spencer

Elora, ON --- Grand River Raceway’s Industry Day Celebration is just around the corner, and the track has released the final weekly report tracking some of the standout Ontario-sired freshman colts and fillies eligible to start in next week’s (July 30) eliminations for the event’s feature races.

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Border Control justifies tight $1.04 odds

  • Wednesday, July 25, 2012 | harnesslink.com

Tuesday night (July 24) harness racing at Ballarat featured a further three heats of the 2012 Breeders Crown Series for 2-Y-0 Colts & Geldings over 2200 metres.

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Love Canal, L Dees Lioness capture Whenuwishuponastar splits

  • Monday, July 23, 2012 | Ashley Mayotte

Campbellville, ON --- Favorites Love Canal and L Dees Lioness emerged victorious in a pair of C$30,000 second round divisions of the Whenuwishuponastar Pacing Series for 2-year-old fillies on Monday night (July 23) at Mohawk.

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Powergirl's Ztam shows versatility of standardbreds

  • Monday, July 23, 2012 | Brett Herzog & Winbak Farm

Powergirl's Ztam, a daughter of Badlands Hanover won Open Halter at Delaware State Fair against approximately 25 horses of various breeds. 

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Father & Son Win Eight At Vernon Downs

  • Sunday, July 22, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

The stalking pacer Forty Carrots rallied late to win Saturday night’s $8,000 featured seventh race at Vernon Downs.

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Classic Rock Nroll wins Battle of Lake Erie

  • Sunday, July 22, 2012 | harnessracing.com

Dan Noble piloted Classic Rock Nroll ($25.40) to victory in the 27th annual $111,500 Battle of Lake Erie on Saturday night (July 21) at Northfield Park, upsetting two-time champion Foiled Again.

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Sweet Lou, Bettor's Edge win Adios elims

  • Saturday, July 21, 2012 | harnessracing.com

Sweet Lou, the 2011 Dan Patch Award winner and hometown hero whose sophomore campaign has been marked by recent disappointments, took a major step toward redemption Saturday when he captured an elimination of the $600,000 Delvin Miller Adios at The Meadows Racetrack & Casino, scoring a front-end victory in 1:49.1.

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Classic Rock Nroll Upsets Foiled Again

  • Saturday, July 21, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Classic Rock Nroll zipped up the passing lane to defeat heavy favourite and two-time champion Foiled Again in the $111,500 Battle of Lake Erie at Northfield Park on Saturday night.

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Anndrovette Sets World Record; CBC Winners Crowned

  • Saturday, July 21, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

O'Brien Award winner Anndrovette headlined the Maple Leaf Trot undercard with a dazzling 1:48.1 world record performance in the $391,000 Roses Are Red Stakes on Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack.

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Gotta Secret With More Glassroots Glory

  • Friday, July 20, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Gotta Secret picked up his second straight Grassroots trophy over a soggy Hiawatha Horse Park oval on Thursday evening.

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OSS Freshman Fillies Invade Woodstock

  • Friday, July 20, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Ontario’s talented two-year-old pacing fillies invaded Woodstock Raceway Friday afternoon for nine $24,000 Grassroots divisions.

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Lady Riviera sets track mark in NYSS at Monticello

  • Thursday, July 19, 2012 | John Manzi

Monticello, NY --- With the temperature hovering around 91 degrees and the race track lightning fast, New York-bred freshman trotting fillies were front and center at Monticello Raceway on Wednesday (July 18) with five divisions of the $148,000 New York Sire Stakes and three $12,800 splits in the Excelsior Series.

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$2.7 million is on the line for Super Stakes Sunday

  • Thursday, July 19, 2012 | Ed Kobesky

Lemoyne, PA --- The fifth edition of Super Stakes Sunday is set for August 19 at Harrah’s Philadelphia Casino & Racetrack.

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18 heats held at Hughesville, PA

  • Thursday, July 19, 2012 | Jeff Zidek

Hughesville, PA --- Cloudy skies and cooler temperatures greeted freshmen at the Lycoming County Fairgrounds in Hughesville, PA, as the half-miler hosted an 18-race card on Thursday (July 19).

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Tompkins-Geers roll into Tioga Downs

  • Thursday, July 19, 2012 | Dustin Ross

Nichols, NY --- The Tompkins-Geers Grand Circuit begins its stay at Tioga Downs on Thursday (July 19) at 6:50 p.m. Three division for 2-year-old trotting fillies and three divisions for 2-year-old trotting colts lead off the five-day stretch of live racing.

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Mikes Last Bet hoping for success, Saturday

  • Wednesday, July 18, 2012 | Sandra Snyder

When the two-year-old pacing colts arrive at Kawartha Downs for Saturday's Grassroots harness racing event it will be a homecoming for Mikes Last Bet.

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Sophomores have their day at Hughesville, Pennsylvania

  • Wednesday, July 18, 2012 | Jeff Zidek

The Lycoming County Fairgrounds in Hughesville, Pa. hosted 16 heats for 3-year-olds.

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$600,000 Adios draws field of 18

  • Wednesday, July 18, 2012 | Evan Pattak

Washington, PA --- Eighteen of harness racing’s top 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers -- including North America Cup winner Thinking Out Loud, Meadowlands Pace champion A Rocknroll Dance and 2011 Dan Patch winner Sweet Lou -- will compete in Saturday’s eliminations for the $600,000 Delvin Miller Adios at The Meadows Racetrack & Casino.

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Handsoffmycookie, Romantic Moment Among NYSS Winners At Yonkers

  • Tuesday, July 17, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

It was as advertised Monday night, with Yonkers Raceway offering the $338,304 New York Sire Stakes Bruce Hamilton Pace.

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New track record uncovered at Vernon Downs

  • Monday, July 16, 2012 | Jim Moran

Vernon, NY --- John W. O’Connor’s 3-year-old trotter Brookroad Knight is the latest track record holder at Vernon Downs.

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Tomlinson Talks Two-Year-Old Trotters

  • Monday, July 16, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Ontario Sires Stakes action rolls into Hiawatha Horse Park on Thursday evening with seven Grassroots divisions for the two-year-old trotting colts.

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Tony Schadel wins three at Gratz Fair

  • Sunday, July 15, 2012 | Jeff Zidek

Gratz, PA --- 3-year-olds were featured in Pennsylvania Sire Stake racing the Gratz Fairgrounds near Harrisburg, PA on Sunday (July 15). Tony Schadel led the way with three driving wins on his home track.   

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Deny Deny Deny, Thirty Two Red win in NYSS action at Buffalo

  • Sunday, July 15, 2012 | Sam Pendolino

Hamburg, NY --- Two divisions of New York Sire Stakes races, for 2-year-old New York Bred colt and gelding pacers highlighted the Sunday afternoon card here at Buffalo Raceway (July 15).

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Betterthancheddar Wins A Thriller In Des Smith Classic

  • Sunday, July 15, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

The 31st edition of the Des Smith Classic featuring seven of racing’s ultimate warriors was contested at Rideau Carleton Raceway on Sunday evening, and it turned out to be a real knock ‘em down and drag ‘em out thriller from start to finish.

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Bee A Magician Grabs Another Golden Elim

  • Sunday, July 15, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Bee A Magician earned her second Gold Elimination trophy at Flamboro Downs on Sunday evening, trotting to a 2:00.1 victory in the first of three eliminations for the two-year-old trotting fillies.

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Trio of elims for Sheppard Pace at Yonkers

  • Sunday, July 15, 2012 | Frank Drucker

Yonkers, NY --- The Lawrence B. Sheppard Pace, long a Yonkers Raceway stakes staple for 2-year-old colts and geldings, returned to the menu Saturday night after a nine-year hiatus.

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Gratz Fairgrounds hosts PA-sired freshmen

  • Saturday, July 14, 2012 | Jeff Zidek

Gratz, PA --- The Pennsylvania Fair Circuit headed east to Dauphin County, near Harrisburg, for Sire Stake racing at the Gratz Fairgrounds.  2-year-olds were featured on Saturday (July 14).

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3-year-old colt trotters in PASS action at Pocono

  • Saturday, July 14, 2012 | Jim Beviglia

Wilkes Barre, PA --- Three divisions of Pennsylvania Sire Stakes action for 3-year-old colts and geldings on the trot took center stage on Saturday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. Each of the three divisions carried a purse of $99,438.

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Four divisions of NYSS at Tioga Downs; Bier wins 2000th

  • Saturday, July 14, 2012 | Dustin Ross

Nichols, NY --- Four divisions of New York Sire Stakes for 2-year-old pacing fillies highlighted a twelve race card on Saturday night at Tioga Downs.

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Donna Lee scores impressively in PASS at The Meadows

  • Saturday, July 14, 2012 | Evan Pattak

Washington, PA --- Donna Lee allowed the field to settle, then brushed to the front with an impressive quarter-pole move and went on to score in 1:52.4 in a division of Saturday’s $323,760 Pennsylvania Sires Stake for 2-year-old filly pacers at The Meadows.

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Racing Roundup: Bet On Roulette spins a winner at Saratoga

  • Saturday, July 14, 2012 | harness publicists across North America

Saturday’s (July 14) edition of Racing Roundup features results stories from Saratoga Casino and Raceway, Buffalo Raceway, Running Aces and Vernon Downs.

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Noren sends four trotting colts into Gold

  • Friday, July 13, 2012 | Harness Link

Guelph resident Bjorn "Bernie" Noren will send four starters out in Monday's (July 16) Gold Eliminations at Mohawk Racetrack and is hoping that at least one of his two-year-old trotting colts can earn a berth in next week's harness racing Gold Final.

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The Battle Watch Continues

  • Friday, July 13, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Grand River Raceway’s Industry Day celebration is inside of a month and the track has released the next segment of its Battle Watch, which tracks some of the standout Ontario-sired freshman colts and fillies eligible to start in the July 30th eliminations for the event’s feature races.

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Favourites Deliver In CBC Trot Elims

  • Friday, July 13, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

The trotting fields for the Canadian Breeders Championships have been narrowed down to 10 following Friday's elimination round at Mohawk Racetrack.

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Delano and Brookroad Knight win features

  • Thursday, July 12, 2012 | Harnesslink.com

Delano and Brookroad Knight continued their winning ways during Wednesday night's (July 11) $132,236 New York Sires Stakes harness racing feature for 3-year-old male trotters at Vernon Downs.

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Lexis D J Rallies For Preferred Win

  • Thursday, July 12, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Lexis D J has only the breaker beaten early on, but the five-year-old Amigo Hall gelding rallied home to score the victory in the $11,000 Preferred 2 Handicap Trot featured on Wednesday's harness racing card at Grand River Raceway.

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Series Action Galore At Mohawk

  • Thursday, July 12, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Two popular summer series kicked off at Mohawk Racetrack on Thursday evening, as two-year-old pacing fillies sparred in a set of divisions of the Whenuwishuponastar Series and three-year-old pacing colts and geldings went at it in a trio of Summertime Pacing Series splits.

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Betterthancheddar Headlines Des Smith

  • Thursday, July 12, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Eight of harness racing’s hardest hitters will make the trek to Rideau Carleton Raceway this weekend for Sunday’s $176,500 Des Smith Classic, including the 2-1 morning line favourite Betterthancheddar.

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'Cloud Nine' Floats To Qualifying Victory

  • Monday, July 9, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Im On Cloud Nine, the three-year-old Angus Hall filly that captured the $159,218 SBOA Filly Trot in late May, qualified this morning (Monday, July 9) at Mohawk Racetrack after having made breaks in her two previous stakes engagements.

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Dobson drives five winners on stakes-filled night at Saratoga

  • Sunday, July 8, 2012 | Mike Sardella

Saratoga Springs, NY--Two-year-old pacing fillies took center stage at Saratoga Casino and Raceway on Saturday night (July 7) as the evening’s 15-race program was chock full of New York Sire Stakes freshmen.

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Bettor Again wins Preferred

  • Sunday, July 8, 2012 | Harness Link

Bettor Again and harness racing driver/trainer Michael Vanderkemp won the $38,000 Preferred Pace at Mohawk tonight Saturday the 7th of July. The son of Bettor's Delight stopped the timer in 1:50.3. In the Preferred 2 pace for $30,000 the Tony Osullivan Mach Three four-year-old Camaes Fellow won in 1:50.1 beating Georgetown N who ran second.

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Freshman Fillies In NYSS Spotlight

  • Sunday, July 8, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Two-year-old New York bred filly trotters had their turn in the Sires Stakes spotlight at Buffalo Raceway Sunday afternoon with four races worth over $30,000 each.

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Czernyson Trotters Sweep Baby Races

  • Saturday, July 7, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

The baby races continued at Meadowlands Racetrack on Saturday morning with just four qualifiers and Jonas Czernyson trainees Thistle Dhu and Donate swept both of the trotting events.

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Racing Roundup: Aruba Vacation ties Tioga track mark

  • Saturday, July 7, 2012 | harness publicists across North America

Nichols, NY--Aruba Vacation and Fern Paquet Jr. equaled the track record for older gelding trotters on Saturday night at Tioga Downs with a 1:53.3 mark in the $11,500 winners over trot.

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Georgian Hosts Record-Setting Gold Rush Card

  • Saturday, July 7, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

The top Ontario-sired pacers and trotters brought their 'A' game to Georgian Downs for the Innisfil oval's annual Gold Rush card, which featured four record performances on Saturday night.

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Legzy Grabs Gold At Kawartha; Rookie Fillies Spar In Grassroots

  • Friday, July 6, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

A winner by a neck in last week’s Gold Elimination, Legzy’s margin of victory shrank further on Thursday night at Kawartha Downs, but the tough minded freshman trotting filly still got the job done.

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Tarpon Hanover & Love Canal Romp In Gold Finals

  • Friday, July 6, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Some of Ontario’s newest pacing stars were in action at Mohawk Racetrack on Friday evening, with the Campbellville oval hosting the $130,000 OSS Gold Series finals for two-year-old pacing fillies and the two-year-old pacing colts and geldings.

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Freshman pacing fillies take center stage at Pocono

  • Thursday, July 5, 2012 | Jim Beviglia

Wilkes-Barre, PA --- Antigua Hanover’s victory in 1:53.3 was the fastest of seven divisions of the Pennsylvania All-Stars races held on Wednesday night (July 4) at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. Each of the races for 2-year-old fillies on the pace carried a purse of $30,000.

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Saratoga Casino and Raceway: Secluded Island

  • Thursday, July 5, 2012 | Saratoga Casino and Raceway

Secluded Island posted the most impressive mile of the evening on Thursday night at Saratoga Casino and Raceway.

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Grand River Raceway releases first Battle Watch report

  • Thursday, July 5, 2012 | Kelly Spencer

Elora, ON --- Grand River Raceway’s Industry Day Celebration is just a month away and the track has released the first of four weekly reports tracking some of the standout Ontario-sired freshman colts and fillies eligible to start in the July 30 eliminations for the event’s feature races.

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Badlands Hanover Poised For 'Golden' Night On Friday?

  • Tuesday, July 3, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Ontario-sired two-year-old talent is front and centre at Mohawk Racetrack on Friday evening as the Campbellville oval plays host to $130,000 Gold Finals for both the pacing colts and fillies.

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Rockwood trainer scores Grassroots Double

  • Tuesday, July 3, 2012 | Sandra Snyder

Rockwood resident Rob Fellows loaded two sophomore trotting colt Grassroots trophies into his trailer at the conclusion of Grand River Raceway's Monday evening (Jully 2) harness racing program.

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Takter Inducted To Goshen Hall Of Fame

  • Monday, July 2, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

On a sultry mid summer’s eve in the Hudson River Valley, inductions for the Harness Racing Hall of Fame were held in Goshen, New York.

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Soph fillies on display in NYSS

  • Monday, July 2, 2012 | Frank Drucker

Yonkers, NY --- New York Sire Stakes returned to town Monday night (July 2), with Yonkers Raceway hosting the $343,268 Mike Cyprian Trot for 3-year-old fillies.

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Pa. budget maintains commitment to horse racing industry

  • Monday, July 2, 2012 | Pennsylvania Equine Coalition

Harrisburg, PA --- The Pennsylvania Equine Coalition today applauded the Pennsylvania legislature and Governor for approving a state budget that maintains the state’s commitment to the Pennsylvania horse racing and breeding industry by not diverting $72 million from the Race Horse Development Fund, as had originally been proposed in the state’s preliminary budget.

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Coleman continues to be high on Betterthancheddar

  • Monday, July 2, 2012 | Ken Weingartner

Freehold, NJ --- Casie Coleman knew Betterthancheddar would face a challenge as a 4-year-old going up against the best older pacers in harness racing.

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NY Freshman Pacing Colts In Mighty M Spotlight On Wednesday

  • Monday, July 2, 2012 | John Manzi

Monticello, NY --- On Wednesday evening (July 4), Monticello Raceway will host the first seasonal divisions of freshman pacing colts and geldings in both the New York Sire Stakes and the new Excelsior Series.

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Grassroots Mania At Grand River

  • Monday, July 2, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Three-year-old trotting colts and geldings were out in full force at Grand River Raceway on Monday as the Elora half-miler hosted nine OSS Grassroots divisions.

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Repeat winners in Miss Versatility

  • Sunday, July 1, 2012 | Greg Gangle

Campbellville, ON --- Frenchfrysnvinegar and Cedar Dove, who both captured divisions in the first leg of the Miss Versatility Series at Mohawk on May 20, returned to victory lane on Sunday evening at the Campbellville oval in the second round of the series.

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More Baby Races At Meadowlands

  • Saturday, June 30, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

The baby races continued at the Meadowlands Racetrack on Saturday morning with some well-bred future stars turning in top performances.

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Schnittker Wins Six Landmark Stakes

  • Saturday, June 30, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Thirty Two Red won a $7,235 division of the Landmark Stakes for two-year-old male pacers at Historic Track by five and a half lengths over Story Book in a track-record 1:56.3 on Friday afternoon. 

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Moonlit Dragon captures Reynolds sophomore pace

  • Saturday, June 30, 2012 | Meadowlands Media Relations Department

East Rutherford, NJ --- Moonlit Dragon got up in the final strides to win the $50,552 W.N. Reynolds Memorial for 3-year-old filly pacers on Saturday night (June 30) at the Meadowlands.

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Yonkers hosts NYSS soph colts

  • Saturday, June 30, 2012 | Frank Drucker

Yonkers, NY --- New York Sire Stakes once again took over Yonkers Raceway, this time with Friday night's $340,239 Armand Palatucci Pace for 3-year-old colts and geldings.

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Record-setting night of stakes at Pocono

  • Saturday, June 30, 2012 | Jim Beviglia

Wilkes-Barre, PA --- Favorites, long shots, world records: Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs’s inaugural Sun Stakes Saturday had a bit of everything for harness racing fans.

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American Jewel, Betterthancheddar Equal World Records

  • Saturday, June 30, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Favourites, longshots, world records: Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs’s inaugural Sun Stakes Saturday had a bit of everything for harness racing fans.

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More 'Badlands' Babies In OSS Spotlight

  • Friday, June 29, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

After dominating Thursday night's Ontario Sires Stakes Gold eliminations for freshman pacing fillies, Badlands Hanover offspring were back in the spotlight on Friday night as Mohawk Racetrack hosted Gold eliminations for the colts.

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Talented Trotters Battle In Simpson Splits

  • Friday, June 29, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Two-year-old trotters were out in full force at the Meadowlands on Thursday evening, as the New Jersey oval hosted four splits of the John Simpson Memorial.

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Fillies Impress in NYSS At Yonkers

  • Thursday, June 28, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

New York Sire Stakes invaded Yonkers Raceway Thursday night, with the $335,804 Art Watson Pace for three-year-old fillies.

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Badlands Hanover Fillies Double Up In OSS Gold Elims

  • Thursday, June 28, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

A pair of fillies by Badlands Hanover and another filly out of a mare by Badlands Hanover found themselves in the spotlight at Mohawk Racetrack on Thursday thanks to impressive victories in their respective $40,000 OSS Gold Series eliminations.

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Back To Peace Primed For OSS Debut

  • Thursday, June 28, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Terry Cornell and Gordon Rayner arrived at the June 10 Spring Fling Sale with an open mind and went home with three-year-old trotting gelding Back To Peace, who makes his Ontario Sires Stakes debut for the partners on Monday evening at Grand River Raceway.

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Brennan chooses Betterthancheddar in Franklin final

  • Wednesday, June 27, 2012 | Ken Weingartner

Freehold, NJ --- George Brennan was in the winner’s circle after both eliminations for Saturday’s $500,000 Ben Franklin Pace last weekend, once with an old friend and once with a horse he had seen but never driven.

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Royal Outlook Triples In Slots Cup

  • Tuesday, June 26, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Royal Outlook continued his Slots Cup streak during Tuesday evening's third leg of the series at Georgian Downs.

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NYSS 3YO Pacers At Yonkers This Week

  • Tuesday, June 26, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

New York Sire Stakes will invade Yonkers Raceway this week, with events for three-year-old pacers of both genders.

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Monticello-Goshen chapter USHWA to honor Joe Thomson

  • Monday, June 25, 2012 | John Manzi

Monticello, NY --- Joe Thomson, the squire of Winbak Farms, has emerged as one of the leading figures in the Standardbred sport. Over the past ten years or so, Winbak has been among the top breeding operations in the sport.

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Fall Bliss lowers his mark at Tioga

  • Sunday, June 24, 2012 | harness publicists across North America

Nichols, NY --- Fall Bliss and Mark MacDonald captured Sunday afternoon’s $16,500 Open pace at Tioga Downs in a new lifetime best of 1:50.3. 

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Vivid Photo is retired in ceremonies at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs

  • Sunday, June 24, 2012 | Jennifer Starr

Wilkes-Barre, PA --- Hambletonian winner. Stable star. Iron Horse. For Roger Hammer and Todd Schadel, both accomplished horsemen on the Pennsylvania circuit, a horse named Vivid Photo truly was “the good one;” the horse that means you have made it in the sport of harness racing.

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Oliver Drives First Winner; Hall Still Perfect

  • Sunday, June 24, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Horseman Rob Oliver took the reins on Saturday night at Hanover Raceway and guided home his first winner from the sulky.

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Three divisions of the Beat the Heat Series are raced at Mohawk

  • Sunday, June 24, 2012 | Ashley Mayotte

Campbellville, ON --- The first leg of the Beat The Heat Pacing Series was contested in three CC$20,000 divisions on Saturday evening at Mohawk.

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Keystone-bred freshmen race at Meadville

  • Saturday, June 23, 2012 | Jeff Zidek

Meadville, PA --- The Meadville Sertoma hosted the first of two days of Pennsylvania Sire Stakes racing at the Crawford County Fairgrounds.

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Coral Snake, Bettor's Edge set track marks in the New York Sire Stakes

  • Saturday, June 23, 2012 | Jim Moran

Vernon, NY --- Coral Snake and Bettor’s Edge each set a track record for 3-year-old male pacers during Friday night’s $208,800 New York Sires Stakes at Vernon Downs.

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Hurrikane Kingcole, American Jewel set records

  • Saturday, June 23, 2012 | harnessracing.com

A record-setting night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs on Saturday, June 23, began with the first elimination for the Ben Franklin, a free-for-all pace which Pocono will host for the first time next week. 

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Sowers Wins Billings Race At Bangor

  • Saturday, June 23, 2012 | John Manzi

Monticello, NY --- Harness racing’s greatest traveling road show, the C.K.G. Billings Harness Driving Championship Series, is in New England this weekend with races scheduled at Bangor Raceway on Friday, at Scarborough Downs on Sunday and at Plainridge Racecourse on Monday.

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2007 Breeders Crown champion Artist's View is retired

  • Thursday, June 21, 2012 | USTA Communications

Columbus, OH --- The 8-year-old pacing stallion Artist's View p,5,1:49.4 ($788,811) has been retired according to Buzzy Sholty, who trained the son of Artsplace-Lady Ashlee Ann throughout his career.

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Vernon Downs increases purses

  • Thursday, June 21, 2012 | Vernon Downs

Vernon, NY --- Vernon Downs will sport bigger purses starting with the Thursday (June 21) card.

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Babies Impress At Mohawk; Moiseyev Injured

  • Thursday, June 21, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Freshmen pacing fillies were on display at Mohawk Racetrack on Thursday evening, and the rookies performed in a professional manner despite horrible track and weather conditions.

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Escape The Wind To Show Diversity

  • Thursday, June 21, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

He may not be returning to tracks which helped him compile 62 wins and bank over $2.1-million in career purse earnings, but Escape The Wind, the hard-hitting 12-year-old son of Artiscape, will be performing in front of fans once again this coming weekend.

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Trainer: Filly Is Best On The Front

  • Wednesday, June 20, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Flamboro Downs will be awash in pink on Saturday afternoon as the Dundas, Ont. oval will host 11 Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots divisions for the three-year-old trotting fillies along with the $221,000 final of the Ellamony Classic for aged pacing mares.

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First Beach Starter Wins

  • Monday, June 18, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Lifesarealbeach became the first Somebeachsomewhere baby to start in a pari-mutuel race on Sunday afternoon and she won her debut.

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Tremendous Hit wins Billings Trot for Bob Hechkoff

  • Monday, June 18, 2012 | John Manzi

Monticello, NY --- Once again the old veteran trotter Tremendous Hit out–dueled his competition in the Billings Trot at Yonkers Raceway on Saturday (June 16), benefiting from a perfect drive by Bob “the Headhunter” Hechkoff.

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Fillies Flaunt It In DSBF

  • Tuesday, June 12, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Round two of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) stakes for three-year-old pacing fillies were the main attraction on the Tuesday Harrington Raceway program.

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NJ, PA Tracks To Schedule Open Races

  • Tuesday, June 12, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Meadowlands Racetrack, Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs and Harrah’s Philadelphia have reached an agreement to alternate the dates of their free for all races in order to spur fuller fields and wagering on the upper echelon of horses.

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Meadows Feature To Winning Mister

  • Monday, June 11, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Winning Mister survived a stiff challenge from an unexpected source as well as a judges’ inquiry en route to victory in Monday’s $22,500 Preferred Handicap Trot at the Meadows.

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Harrington Hosts More DSBF Divisions

  • Monday, June 11, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Three divisions of the top Delaware bred pacing colts and geldings went postward in $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) eliminations Monday at Harrington Raceway.

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Yonkers returns Friday with purse increase

  • Monday, June 11, 2012 | harnessracing.com

Recess is just about over. Yonkers Raceway, dark since the June 2 stakes card, returns Friday night with a dozen-race dossier.

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Back To Peace Tops Spring Fling

  • Sunday, June 10, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Speedy young trotter Back To Peace fetched the highest price at the 2012 Spring Fling Mixed Sale today (Sunday) at the SC Sales Pavilion at Flamboro Downs.

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Givens dominates in the Delaware-bred stakes at Harrington

  • Sunday, June 10, 2012 | Matt Sparacino

Harrington, DE --- Trainer Les Givens captured three of the five $20,000 divisions of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) Stakes for 3-year-old trotters on Sunday at Harrington Raceway.

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OSS Colts Destroy Clinton Records

  • Sunday, June 10, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

In their Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots debut at Clinton Raceway on Sunday afternoon, Ontario’s gifted three-year-old pacing colts tore around the Huron County oval in track record shattering style.

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Bet The House Perfect At Summerside

  • Sunday, June 10, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Bet The House remains perfect at Red Shores Summerside this year after winning the Sunday feature in 1:59 as the LOTTO 649 Red Cup Classic weekend moved to Prince County oval.

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Babies Learn More Lessons at The Meadowlands

  • Saturday, June 9, 2012 | Ken Weingartner

Freehold, NJ --- Baby steps are often more important.

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Two-Year-Olds Step Out Saturday Morning

  • Saturday, June 9, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Two-year-olds were out in full force on Saturday morning turning in some of their first charted miles ever at Mohawk Racetrack and Meadowlands Racetrack.

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Fields Set For Fan Hanover, Goodtimes

  • Saturday, June 9, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Driver Tim Tetrick dominated the elimination rounds for the $642,000 Fan Hanover Stake and $351,000 Goodtimes Trot on Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack.

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Bingo Queen Impresses At Scioto

  • Friday, June 8, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

The sophomore trotting filly Bingo Queen trotted to an easy 1:57.2 win at Scioto Downs on Thursday night with Dan Noble, the leading driver in North America last year, in the sulky.

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Winbak continues to breed success with Handsoffmycookie

  • Thursday, June 7, 2012 | Ted Black special to The Whig

For more than a decade, the trotters and pacers produced at Winbak Farm in Chesapeake City have been among the very best in harness racing.

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Artiscape in the spotlight on 'Inside Harness Racing'

  • Wednesday, June 6, 2012 | Justin Horowitz

Nichols, NY --- A look back at the career of famed pacer Artiscape as his namesake race is only days away is the highlight of this week’s edition of “Inside Harness Racing.”

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Toscano & Tetrick A Winning NYSS Combo

  • Wednesday, June 6, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Trainer Linda Toscano and driver Tim Tetrick teamed up for a New York Sire Stakes double with three-year-old pacing colts Heston Blue Chip and Union Man Hanover during Wednesday's afternoon harness racing card at Monticello Raceway.

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Lexis D J Wins Grand River Preferred

  • Wednesday, June 6, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Lexis D J kept up his consistent trotting record of top finishes amongst the Preferred ranks with a season's best 1:57.3 effort in the $11,000 feature race at Grand River Raceway on Wednesday evening.

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Takter Comments On 'Peeler's Retirement

  • Wednesday, June 6, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

One could determine from See You At Peelers’ accomplishments that she was special on the racetrack.

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Elimination Mania To Hit Mohawk

  • Tuesday, June 5, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

An incredible weekend of racing is fast approaching at Mohawk Racetrack, with many of the nation’s highest profile horses, trainers and drivers in action at the Campbellville, Ontario oval.

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A new chapter for See You At Peelers

  • Tuesday, June 5, 2012 | Ken Weingartner

East Windsor, NJ -- One could determine from See You At Peelers’ accomplishments that she was special on the racetrack.

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Wolfenden wins eight at Harrington

  • Tuesday, June 5, 2012 | Matt Sparacino

Harrington, DE--For the third straight night at Harrington Raceway, Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) horses headlined the program on Tuesday (June 5), as this time the 3-year-old pacing fillies were in action in three $20,000 eliminations.

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New rules force three NYSS splits at Monticello

  • Tuesday, June 5, 2012 | harnessracing.com

The new format for the New York Sire Stakes program will make its Monticello Raceway debut onWednesday afternoon, June 6.

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Blackjack Princess models the pink buxtons

  • Monday, June 4, 2012 | harnesslink.com

NJSS 3YO Filly finalist Blackjack Princess models one of the custom created pink buxtons that all harness racing horses will wear on June 23rd in the 3rd Annual Lisa Photo Stride For The Cure Race at The New Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford, NJ.

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Flying Instructor wins fastest of three DSBF splits Monday

  • Monday, June 4, 2012 | Matt Sparacino

Harrington, DE --- Three $20,000 divisions of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund stakes for 3-year-old pacing colts and geldings went postward Monday (June 4) as part of a 13-race program at Harrington Raceway.

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Betterthancheddar 1:49.4

  • Sunday, June 3, 2012 | harnesslink.com

Harness racing trainer Casie Coleman and driver Scott Zeron made it three starts for three wins in 2012 with the Bettors Delight four year old Betterthancheddar.

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Handsoffmycookie an easy winner in Lismore Pace

  • Sunday, June 3, 2012 | Frank Drucker

Yonkers, NY --- Prohibitive favorite Handsoffmycookie never had an anxious moment Saturday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's $176,484 Lismore Pace for 3-year-old old fillies.

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Windshield, Alleigh Girl among DSBF winners Sunday

  • Sunday, June 3, 2012 | Matt Sparacino

Harrington, DE --- Four Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) divisions of 3-year-old trotters went postward in $20,000 elimination legs Sunday at Harrington Raceway.

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Bettors Reward Wins Tioga's Open Pace

  • Sunday, June 3, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Bettors Reward did just what his name indicates and sent his backers home happy in Sunday's featured $16,500 Open Pace at Tioga Downs.

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Bay Of Sharks Streaks To Final Friendship Win

  • Saturday, June 2, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

The Friendship Pacing Series wrapped up on Saturday night back at Georgian Downs with Bay Of Sharks taking all the glory.

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Vivid Photo to be officially retired June 23

  • Friday, June 1, 2012 | harnessracing.com

Vivid Photo, the winner of the 2005 Hambletonian, will be retired from racing Saturday, June 23, at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, the same night the track plays host to the Earl Beal Jr. Memorial Trot.

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'Sizable' Purse Increase At Yonkers

  • Friday, June 1, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

When Yonkers Raceway returns from recess, it's going to be accompanied by a sizable purse increase.

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Holloway making news with Escape The News

  • Friday, June 1, 2012 | harnessracing.com

Two decades ago, Joe Holloway, one of Standardbred racing's leading conditioners, sent out a horse in one of the sport's biggest events, the $1 million North America Cup at Greenwood Raceway.

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Field drawn for 19th edition of Dan Patch

  • Wednesday, May 30, 2012 | Emily Gaskin

Anderson, IN --- A field of nine will be sent postward on Saturday, June 2, in the $200,000 Dan Patch Invitational for older pacers at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino.

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Golden Receiver looks to keep making the grade

  • Wednesday, May 30, 2012 | Ken Weingartner

Freehold, NJ --- When Golden Receiver won the Graduate Stakes on May 12 at the Meadowlands, he did more than capture his third final of the season in three tries. He also graduated to the million-dollar club.

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Allmar Surprise shatters Harrington trotting track record, sets national season mark

  • Wednesday, May 30, 2012 | harness publicists across North America

Harrington, DE --- Christopher Giaccio’s Allmar Surprise ($3, Victor Kirby) broke the all-age track record for trotters at Harrington Raceway Wednesday with a decisive 1:54.2 win in the $16,000 Junior Open Trot and reset the season mark for trotters in North America on a half-mile racetrac

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Golden Receiver remains number one

  • Tuesday, May 29, 2012 | Ken Weingartner

Freehold, NJ --- Golden Receiver remained on top of the Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown Top-10 Poll this week, but Foiled Again surged from fifth to number two, thanks to his win in the Molson Pace.

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Bad Rusty Wins At Harrington

  • Monday, May 28, 2012 | Matt Sparacino

HARRINGTON, Del. – Rodney Hundertpfund Jr.’s Bad Rusty ($7.20, Ross Wolfenden) rallied with authority in the final eighth of a mile to prevail in the featured $18,000 Open Pace Monday at Harrington Raceway in 1:54.

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42 still eligible to North America Cup

  • Monday, May 28, 2012 | harnessracing.com

An elite group of 42 horses remain eligible to the 29th edition of the $1.5 million Pepsi North America Cup, one of harness racing's most prestigious events.

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State Fair Stakes highlight Memorial Day card at Tioga

  • Monday, May 28, 2012 | Dustin Ross

Nichols, NY --- Thirteen divisions of the New York State Fair Stakes highlighted a Monday afternoon racing program at Tioga Downs.

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Betterthancheddar Pockets Mohawk Open

  • Saturday, May 26, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Following a Canadian season's record 1:49.1 performance amongst the Preferred ranks at Georgian Downs in his four-year-old debut last weekend, Betterthancheddar turned in another sub-1:50 mile on Saturday night while winning the $50,000 Open Pace at Mohawk Racetrack.

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Monochromatic overcomes outside post to score hat trick

  • Tuesday, May 22, 2012 | Matt Sparacino

HARRINGTON, Del. – North State Street Stable’s Monochromatic ($7.80, Brad Hanners) overcame outside post number eight on Tuesday to win her third straight race in the featured Mares Junior Open in 1:53.2.

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Pereira Pair Kicks Off Slots Cup Series

  • Tuesday, May 22, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Driver Doug McNair and trainer Joe Pereira teamed up to kick off the fifth annual Slots Cup Series with a pair of popular winners on Tuesday at Western Fair Raceway.

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Heston Blue Chip leads NYSS winners at Yonkers

  • Tuesday, May 22, 2012 | Frank Drucker

Yonkers, NY --- Yonkers Raceway hosted its first New York Sire Stakes event of the season Monday night (May 21), with the $339,040 Hugh Grant Pace for 3-year-old colts and geldings.

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Yonkers Hosts NYSS Glamour Boys

  • Tuesday, May 22, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Yonkers Raceway hosts its first New York Sire Stakes event of the season Monday night, with the $339,040 Hugh Grant Pace for three-year-old colts and geldings.

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Golden Receiver tops first poll for 2012

  • Tuesday, May 22, 2012 | Ken Weingartner

Freehold, NJ --- Older pacer Golden Receiver, who has won the Graduate, Spring Pacing Championship and Presidential finals this season, debuts at No. 1 in the first Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown Top 10 poll for 2012.

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Monochromatic Wins Mares Junior Open

  • Tuesday, May 22, 2012 | Harrington Raceway

North State Street Stable’s Monochromatic ($7.80, Brad Hanners) overcame outside post 8 on Tuesday to win her third straight race in the featured Mares Junior Open in 1:53.2.

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Six To Art Rooney; Five To Lismore

  • Tuesday, May 22, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

A half-dozen three-year-olds --- five colts and a gelding --- have been entered to contest Yonkers Raceway's Art Rooney Pace.

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Zac Butcher gets Group One glory in NZ Oaks

  • Monday, May 21, 2012 | Steve Dolan

Talented young harness racing driver Zac butcher produced a superb drive at addington raceway tonight behind the Barry Purdon trained Cheer The lady to win tonight's $100,000 New Zealand oaks.

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Bet The House claims opening night feature

  • Monday, May 21, 2012 | Lee A Drucker

Bet The House and trainer Blaine McKenna opened the 2012 harness racing season at Red Shores Summerside winning the evening's feature and recording the fastest mile of the night in 1:57.1 on Sunday (May 20).

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Breeders Crown winners capture Miss Versatility divisions

  • Monday, May 21, 2012 | WEG Communications

Campbellville, ON --- The Miss Versatility Series for older trotting mares began on Sunday evening (May 20) as apart of Fireworks and Family Fun Night at Mohawk.

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Chat Chat Trots To Track Record Triumph

  • Sunday, May 20, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Chat Chat trotted her way into the harness racing record books on Sunday night with a Rideau Carleton Raceway track record performance in her conditioning assignment.

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Miss Versatility Series Kicks Off

  • Sunday, May 20, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

A pair of eye-catching performances by last year's Breeders Crown champion trotting mares Frenchfrysnvinegar and Cedar Dove in $30,000 first leg divisions of the Miss Versatility Series highlighted Mohawk Racetrack's nine-race Sunday card of harness racing on Family Fun and Fireworks Night.

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Track records fall as NYSS visit Vernon Downs

  • Sunday, May 20, 2012 | Jim Moran

Vernon, NY--- Eye-popping track record performances by He’s Gorgeous and Major Look highlighted Saturday night’s lively 13-race program at Vernon Downs.

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Favourites Romp In UCC Elims

  • Saturday, May 19, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

The popular Ontario sired three-year-old pacing colts and geldings delivered romping wins in each of their $25,000 Upper Canada Cup eliminations on Saturday night at Georgian Downs

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Scioto Downs Racing Roundup

  • Saturday, May 19, 2012 | harness publicists across North America

Doc’s Yankee left the gate fastest of all, yielded the lead to Look Yankee in the second quarter, then shot up the inside to win the featured pace at Scioto Downs on Saturday night.

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Barry Purdon Cleans Up Again In SIres Stakes

  • Saturday, May 19, 2012 | Steve Dolan

Leading North Island harness racing trainer Barry Purdon completed a night to remember when Five Card Draw won the $180,000 Group One Sires Stakes Final at Addington Raceway this evening.

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Fillies Set New Marks In SBOA Elims

  • Friday, May 18, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

The SBOA Stakes eliminations for three-year-old filly trotters and pacers were featured on Mohawk Racetrack's Friday evening program.

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Bad day turns good for Purdon & Payne

  • Friday, May 18, 2012 | Duane Ranger

Mark Purdon and Grant Payne might have won the Listed $20,000 Cambridge 3yo Trotting Stakes with Stent at Cambridge Raceway tonight (Thursday) but May 17 wasn't all red roses and celebration for the Rolleston-based harness racing duo.

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American Jewel, Handsoffmycookie headline NYSS action on Saturday at Vernon

  • Thursday, May 17, 2012 | Dustin Ross

Vernon, NY --- Two of the biggest names in harness racing for 3-year-old filly pacers will headline a star studded roster in the New York Sire Stakes on Saturday night (May 19) at Vernon Downs.

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Catch up with Lucky Chucky on this week’s Inside Harness Racing

  • Wednesday, May 16, 2012 | Justin Horowitz

Nichols, NY --- After earning back-to-back Dan Patch Awards and earning more than $2 million on the racetrack, Lucky Chucky began his stud career last year at Winbak Farm in New York.

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As Bad As Thunder Winner At Harrington

  • Tuesday, May 15, 2012 | Matt Sparacino

HARRINGTON, Del. – Elizabeth Brittingham’s As Bad As Thunder ($12.60, Bret Brittingham) may have only one eye, but he knows how to find the winner’s circle.

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Monochromatic & Ash Larue Winners at Harrington

  • Tuesday, May 15, 2012 | Harrington Raceway

North State Street Stable’s Monochromatic ($2.60, Brad Hanners) and Jeff and David Clark and Vernon Cannon’s Ash Larue ($3.40, Jim Morand) each won their respective $16,000 Mares Junior Open divisions Tuesday at Harrington Raceway.

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Son of Riverboat King scores at Saratoga

  • Monday, May 14, 2012 | Harness Link

Forty Carrots, with harness racing trainer/driver Kim Crawford in the bike, captured Saturday's featured Open Pace with a purse of $18,500.

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Zeron High On 'Cheddar'

  • Monday, May 14, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

O’Brien Award finalist Betterthancheddar put forth a second solid off-the-pace qualifying effort on Monday morning at Mohawk, prompting his pilot to produce some high praise in advance of his 2012 debut.

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Victory Creed Matches Track Mark

  • Sunday, May 13, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Victory Creed etched his name in the record books at Sudbury Downs on Saturday night with a career-best 1:54.1 winning effort in a $10,000 conditioning race.

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Zeron sweeps Woodbine series finals

  • Sunday, May 13, 2012 | Greg Gangle

Toronto, ON--A pair of rich $75,000 series finals highlighted Saturday evening’s (May 12) program at Woodbine and young driver Scott Zeron found the winner's circle in both events.

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Bay Of Sharks Repeats In 'Friendship'

  • Sunday, May 13, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

The second round of the Friendship Pacing Series featured just two $12,000 divisions and only one repeat winner as Kawartha Downs played host to the series starters for the first time.

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Golden Receiver surpasses $1m in earnings

  • Sunday, May 13, 2012 | Harness Link

Golden Receiver surpassed $1 million in career earnings as he wired the field in the $180,000 Graduate final for harness racing pacers at the Meadowlands tonight Saturday the 12th of May.

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Mister Herbie wins Cutler; Golden Receiver takes Graduate

  • Sunday, May 13, 2012 | Amy Silver

East Rutherford, NJ--Mister Herbie overtook Winning Mister with a ruthless first-over rally in the $210,000 Arthur J. Cutler Memorial on Saturday night (May 12) at the Meadowlands Racetrack.

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Henry & Holliday steal show on Ladies' night

  • Sunday, May 13, 2012 | Harness Link - Gord Dougan

Henry and Holliday steal the show on Ladies' Night.

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Uncle Peter Among Qualifying Stars

  • Saturday, May 12, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Breeders Crown trotting champion Uncle Peter stepped onto the track for the first charted mile of his sophomore year Saturday morning during another star-studded qualifying session at the Meadowlands Racetrack.

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Soph. Fillies Prep For NYSS Season

  • Friday, May 11, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

A duo of New York Sire Stakes prep races highlighted Tioga Downs’ Friday night 12-race card, with Jamie Sue posting the fastest time of the night.

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Royal Outlook Upsets; Series Continues

  • Friday, May 11, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Royal Outlook shook loose late and pulled off a 10-1 upset in the $15,500 Preferred Pace, which was featured on Friday night's harness racing card at Western Fair Raceway along with a handful of City of London Series divisions.

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Winbak Farm Announces Passing of Art Colony

  • Friday, May 11, 2012 | Elizabeth Lewis-House

Winbak Farm is sad to announce the passing of Art Colony, p, 2, 1:51s ($762,840), owned by Tom Hill of Great Britain.

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Thomson Offers Liberals Economics 101

  • Thursday, May 10, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Given the value of the Canadian dollar, the current Ontario deficit, and what has been projected going forward, foreign investment in the provincial economy is something that should be held sacred.

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Another Series Title For Im On Cloud Nine

  • Wednesday, May 9, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Im On Cloud Nine, winner of the Celias Counsel Trotting Series just over two weeks ago at Woodbine Racetrack, added another series title to her resume on Wednesday afternoon at Flamboro Downs.

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Second longshot in two days upsets them

  • Wednesday, May 9, 2012 | Matthew SPARACINO

For the second straight night at Harrington Raceway, a $60-plus horse took the featured harness racing event as Belinda Hughes' Badlands Style ($113.80, Tony Morgan) won the $16,000 Mares Junior Open tonight (Tuesday May 8).

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Bettor Cover Lover: warmest Jewels favourite

  • Tuesday, May 8, 2012 | Harness Link

Mark Purdon and Grant Payne have the harness racing artillery but Brent Mangos and Hayden Cullen have the best winning chance - if this year's Harness Jewels futures market is anything to go by.

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Harrington & Rosecroft Roundups

  • Tuesday, May 8, 2012 | harness publicists across North America

Harrington, DE -- For the second straight night at Harrington Raceway, a $60-plus horse took the featured event as Belinda Hughes’ Badlands Style ($113.80,Tony Morgan) won the $16,000 Mares Junior Open.

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Twenty Remain Eligible to the Battle Of Lake Erie

  • Tuesday, May 8, 2012 | Ayers Ratliff

Northfield, OH --- The $100,000 (est.) Battle of Lake Erie is set for Saturday, July 21.

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Betterthancheddar Strong In Qualifier

  • Monday, May 7, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

After an 18-race season in which he hauled down multiple stakes and banked $777,000, Breeders Crown winner Betterthancheddar got some well-deserved time off.

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Meet Dr Sarah Mackie - Winbak Farms' vet

  • Monday, May 7, 2012 | Duane Ranger

There's a high chance Roll With Joe would never had won harness racing's prestigious $1 million Meadowlands Pace last year had it not been for Sarah Mackie's intervention.

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Qualifier report: O’Brien Award finalists in action

  • Monday, May 7, 2012 | Greg Gangle

Campbellville, ON --- A pair of 2011 O’Brien Award finalists were showcased Monday morning (May 7) at Mohawk in their respective qualifying sessions.

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Diamond Stick Pin is a repeat Vernon winner

  • Sunday, May 6, 2012 | Jim Moran

The productive harness racing pacer Diamond Stick Pin was a repeat winner in Saturday night's $9,500 Open feature at Vernon Downs.

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Trotting Fillies Prep For NYSS At Tioga

  • Sunday, May 6, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Tioga Downs continued with live racing action for the second day on Sunday afternoon and highlighting the 13-race card were two divisions of New York Sire Stakes prep races for three-year-old trotting fillies.

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Vernon Downs Roundup

  • Saturday, May 5, 2012 | Vernon Downs Roundup

The productive pacer Diamond Stick Pin was a repeat winner in Saturday night’s $9,500 Open feature at Vernon Downs.

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Melton magic felt at Tabcorp Park on Friday

  • Saturday, May 5, 2012 | Harnesslink.com

Friday's Tabcorp Park Melton harness racing fixture was huge for the Melton area, with the Bacchus Marsh trained Brunelleschi winning the $50,000 Vicbred Super Series Three Year Old Trotters Final and bonny mare Bellas Delight the $100,000 Vicbred Super Series Four Year Old Mares Final, both over 2240 metres.

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High Jingo Wires Buffalo Trotters

  • Saturday, May 5, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

A jump up in class didn’t seem to bother High Jingo, a five-year-old Angus Hall gelding out of the San Pellegrino mare Elena, as he won the $10,000 Open Trot in 1:59.3 at Buffalo Raceway Friday night (May 4).

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Winning Mister takes prep at Meadowlands

  • Saturday, May 5, 2012 | Amy Silver

Winning Mister wired the field in the $40,000 prep for the Arthur J. Cutler Memorial as the Meadowlands Racetrack kicked off its 2012 harnes racing championship meet on Friday night.

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She aint big but Onlyforyou sure can pace

  • Saturday, May 5, 2012 | Harnesslink.com

There's not much of her but she her harness racing driver Dexter Dunn doesn't care about how big or small she is.

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State Treasurer sweeps The Diplomat prelims

  • Friday, May 4, 2012 | Ashley Mayotte

Toronto, ON --- Pepsi North America Cup hopeful State Treasurer was able to overcome a first turn miscue to capture his C$35,000 second round division of The Diplomat Pacing Series on Thursday evening (May 3) at Woodbine.

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Senate Committee Hears From Pennsylvania Racing Industry

  • Thursday, May 3, 2012 | Denny Firestone

HARRISBURG, Pa.--On Wednesday, representatives of the Pennsylvania harness and thoroughbred industries appeared before the Pennsylvania Senate Democratic Policy Committee at a hearing at the State Capitol in Harris- burg to examine the impact of the proposed $72 million cut to the Race Horse Development Fund (RHDF).

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Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs weekly review

  • Thursday, May 3, 2012 | James Beviglia

It's hard to believe that we're already at the end of our first month of harness racing at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.

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Across-the-board purse increases at Yonkers

  • Wednesday, May 2, 2012 | Frank Drucker

Yonkers Raceway has announced an across-the-board purse increase of approximately 10 percent, beginning with the harness racing program of this Monday, May 7th.

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Three-Peat For Allmar Surprise

  • Wednesday, May 2, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Harrington Raceway track record holder Allmar Surprise ($3.40) returned the the half-mile oval Wednesday with a sharp 1:56.2 win in the featured $16,000 Junior Open Trot.

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Fifty-three remain eligible to $1.5m NA Cup

  • Wednesday, May 2, 2012 | Greg Gangle

The harness racing connections of 53 colts made the April 15 sustaining payment to this year's $1.5 million Pepsi North America Cup and remain eligible to contest North America's richest race for pacers

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Henry Doubles In Ontario Prep Elims

  • Wednesday, May 2, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

The Ontario Prep Series continued on Wednesday at Flamboro Downs with three-year-old filly trotters facing off in three $10,000 eliminations.

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Racing Roundup: Monochromatic wins Harrington feature

  • Tuesday, May 1, 2012 | harness publicists across North America

Tuesday's (May 1) edition of Racing Roundup features results stories from Harrington Raceway, Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, Plainridge Racecourse and Rosecroft Raceway.

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Harrington Raceway Roundup

  • Monday, April 30, 2012 | Harrington Raceway

Elizabeth Brittingham's As Bad As Thunder ($5, Bret Brittingham) won his third straight race Monday at Harrington Raceway.

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World Champ 'Bettor' Than Ever?

  • Monday, April 30, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

"You have to have an admiration for a horse that can race at this level for as long as he has. Everybody that’s in (the sport) just loves horses, and when you get one that’s that special, to be around him, that’s what we’re looking for in this game.”

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Hat Trick For As Bad As Thunder

  • Monday, April 30, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Elizabeth Brittingham’s As Bad As Thunder won his third straight race Monday at Harrington Raceway with a decisive front end score in 1:52.4 in the $18,000 Open Pace.

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Getya Wings Out impresses at Cranbourne

  • Monday, April 30, 2012 | Len Baker

Cranbourne, South of the Yarra, usually attracts a good harness racing attendance from the outlying area and bayside, especially on a Saturday and last weekend was no exception.

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Art's Chic breaks her maiden--at age 7

  • Sunday, April 29, 2012 | Mike Wandishin

Ft. Washington, MD--It may have been a nasty night for all those participating in the rain at Rosecroft Raceway on Saturday night (April 28), but owner David Kinee was all smiles as Art’s Chic (Artiscape-Chicane Hanover) broke her maiden in her fourth career start.

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Forty Carrots in seventh victory of the year

  • Sunday, April 29, 2012 | harnesslink.com

Forty Carrots won the Saturday harness racing feature at Saratoga Casino and Raceway for the second time in three weeks.

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Vernon & Saratoga Racing Roundup

  • Saturday, April 28, 2012 | Harness Publicists across North America

Local favorite Diamond Stick Pin lowered the local season's speed standard to 1:52 with his explosive victory in Saturday night's $9,500 featured ninth race at Vernon Downs.

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DiDomenico has a taste for the winner's circle with Handsoffmycookie

  • Saturday, April 28, 2012 | Ken Weingartner

Freehold, NJ --- To hear Scott DiDomenico talk about his business, one might not be sure if he is running a stable or a pastry shop.

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Golden Receiver scores in 1:53 in qualifier

  • Saturday, April 28, 2012 | Ken Weingartner

Golden Receiver, the leading money-earning horse in harness racing, prepped for the upcoming Graduate Stakes by winning a qualifier in 1:53 Friday morning (April 27) at Gaitway Farms.

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Florida drivers sweep Billings at Pompano

  • Saturday, April 28, 2012 | Frank Salive

Pompano Beach, FL--Although Florida is a well-known vacation destination, it was not a particularly welcoming place for the out-of-state drivers in town on Saturday evening (April 28) at The Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park.

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See You At Peelers has posse for Saturday's Blue Chip Matchmaker

  • Friday, April 27, 2012 | Frank Drucker

Yonkers, NY --- She entered the preliminaries with a lot of questions. She enters the final with a lot of supporters.

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Schillaci helps himself to a Saratoga double

  • Thursday, April 26, 2012 | Mike Sardella

Macedonia (ohio)-based harness racing trainer Sam Schillaci scored a training double on the Wednesday (April 25) card at Saratoga Casino and Raceway.

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Gillis Knows Nothing and couldn't be prouder

  • Thursday, April 26, 2012 | Greg Gangle

He certainly knows something, as his reigning harness racing 'Trainer of the Year' in Canada honour attests.

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A rising star driver Justin Vincent wins six

  • Thursday, April 26, 2012 | Mike Wandishin

Rising star harness racing driver Justin Vincent won six of ten drives on the Tuesday night (April 24) card at Rosecroft. He finished second three times and failed to hit the ticket just once.

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Mike Merton is closing in fast on 2,000 mark

  • Wednesday, April 25, 2012 | John Manzi

When harness racing driver Mike Merton drove Notimefordreaming to victory yesterday (April 23) at Monticello Raceway the veteran horseman moved ever closer to the 2000-career win plateau and now is just 24 wins away from a career milestone.

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7-year-old Bettor Sweet is back on the track

  • Wednesday, April 25, 2012 | Ken Weingartner

Bettor Sweet is better than ever as he gets ready to begin another harness racing season competng against the best older pacers around.

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Angus Hall lass claims Celias Counsel series

  • Tuesday, April 24, 2012 | harnesslink.com

Im On Cloud Nine pulled off a harness racing series sweep to retain her perfect three-for-three sophomore record in the $50,000 Celias Counsel final on Monday night (April 23) at Woodbine.

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Holloway looks to big things from Marty Party

  • Tuesday, April 24, 2012 | Harnesslink.com

Harness racing trainer Joe Holloway hopes a kinder, gentler Marty Party still provides reasons to celebrate.

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Winbak Farm announces discount for Shark Gesture

  • Tuesday, April 24, 2012 | Elizabeth Lewis-House

Chesapeake City, MD --- Due to the unfortunate circumstances regarding the 2012 breeding season of Cam's Card Shark, Winbak Farm is now giving $1,000 off of Shark Gesture p,2,1:51.3; 3,1:49.1; 1:48.1 ($2,818,021) to anyone who was booked to Cam's Card Shark and to 2011 returning breeders.

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Celias Counsel winner is 'on cloud nine'

  • Monday, April 23, 2012 | harnessracing.com

 Im On Cloud Nine pulled off a series sweep to retain her perfect three-for-three sophomore record in the $50,000 Celias Counsel final on Monday night at Woodbine.

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Miller Sweeps Spring Survivor Finals

  • Saturday, April 21, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Driver David Miller swept both Spring Survivor Series finals with favourites Breakin The Law and Top Billing to kick off the Saturday night harness racing card at Meadowlands Racetrack.

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Plenty of big names - Meadowlands qualifiers

  • Saturday, April 21, 2012 | Ken Weingartner

Check Me Out was not the only harness racing star on the racetrack Friday (April 20) at the Meadowlands Racetrack's qualifiers.

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'Peelers' Pleases In Matchmaker Prelims

  • Friday, April 20, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

It was the end of line for prelims Friday night, with Yonkers Raceway's Blue Chip Matchmaker for Open pacing mares offering round five. 

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New SBAP Leadership Team Announced

  • Friday, April 20, 2012 | Pennsylvania Standardbred Breeders Association

(HARRISBURG) - The Standardbred Breeders Association of Pennsylvania (SBAP) recently elected new officers and added two new members to the Board of Directors for the association.

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Coleman devastated - clean record is gone

  • Thursday, April 19, 2012 | Duane Ranger

Leading Canadian harness racing trainer Casie Coleman has no idea how the allergy powder Ephedrine, a common ingredient in decongestants, was found on her 5-year-old pacer Reibercrombie early last month.

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Winning Mister Outduels Sir Caviar

  • Wednesday, April 18, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

It was Goliath vs. Goliath in Wednesday’s $22,500 Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows, with Winning Mister slaying Sir Caviar in the season’s first match-up of the track’s top two older trotters.

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Art Z holding his own among fast Levy Series crowd

  • Wednesday, April 18, 2012 | Frank Drucker

Yonkers, NY --- Take a gander at the leaderboard entering this Saturday's final preliminary round of Yonkers Raceway's George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series.

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Stars Set To Resurface

  • Tuesday, April 17, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Seventeen qualifiers are scheduled for Friday morning at The Meadowlands, and a number of stars will line up behind the starting gate.

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First Rate Shark Wins First Up

  • Monday, April 16, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

The trip was tough, but the end result was sweet for First Rate Shark in Monday’s $15,500 Preferred for pacers at The Raceway at the Western Fair District.

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Breakin The Law Wins Fourth Straight at Big M

  • Saturday, April 14, 2012 | harnessracing.com

Breakin The Law, a 3-year-old gelding by Artiscape, won his fourth straight race Saturday night when he captured a $15,000 Spring Survivor Series semi-final at the Meadowlands in 1:52.2.

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Alan Charles surprises in the 'Race for the Matzos'

  • Friday, April 13, 2012 | John Manzi

Monticello, NY --- As Four Starz Ransom and Digital Photo raced through the lane, the former went off stride as they neared the finish line which opened the door for the latter to rally to a 2:05.2 victory in Monticello Raceway’s 14th annual ‘Race for the Matzos’ for drivers of Jewish descent on Thursday afternoon (April 12).

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Repeat Winners In Celias Counsel

  • Friday, April 13, 2012 | Greg Gangle

Toronto, ON --- After capturing their respective divisions in the opening round of the Celias Counsel Series last week, both Lexus Helios and I'm On Cloud Nine found the winner’s circle once again in the second leg on Thursday evening (April 12) at Woodbine.

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Dobson wins four at Saratoga

  • Friday, April 13, 2012 | Mike Sardella

Saratoga Springs, NY --- Billy Dobson is back atop the drivers' standings after a big Thursday night (April 12) at Saratoga Casino and Raceway.

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Anndrovette's 1:52.1 fastest in Matchmaker

  • Friday, April 13, 2012 | Harnessracing.com

Yonkers Raceway's Blue Chip Matchmaker for open pacing mares took on a bit of a different look for Friday night's fourth round.

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2012 Name That Foal Contest

  • Thursday, April 12, 2012 | Winbak Farm

It is that time of the year again, Winbak Farm is going to have the 2nd annual foal naming contest. 

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Commander In Chief to repeat on Saturday!

  • Thursday, April 12, 2012 | Anthony Collins

Punters will rejoice at the chance to invest on two extra races this Saturday night (April 14) when the Albion Park Harness Racing Club conducts a strong 10- event card at Brisbane's headquarters.

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Winning Mister has been living up to his name

  • Wednesday, April 11, 2012 | Rich Fisher

Trenton, NJ --- The latest stop on the Winning Mister showcase tour comes in Indiana Wednesday night (April 11) when the 6-year-old makes his first appearance at Hoosier Park.

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'Spring Fever Night' looms at The Meadows

  • Wednesday, April 11, 2012 | Jeff Zidek

The Meadows Standardbred Owners Association will be sponsoring a special "Spring Fever" event at The Meadows Racetrack and Casino on Friday night (April 13), hoping to make it a Lucky Friday the 13th for local harness racing fans.

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Takter is happy with progress of See You At Peelers

  • Wednesday, April 11, 2012 | Ken Weingartner

Freehold, NJ --- Fans will not see See You At Peelers on Friday night (April 13) as the Blue Chip Matchmaker series for older female pacers continues at Yonkers Raceway.

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Windshield wins $100,000 Delaware-bred final

  • Wednesday, April 11, 2012 | Marv Bachrad

Dover, DE --- Windshield wiped away the opposition to win the $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) 3-Year-Old Colt and Gelding Final and Allmar Surprise was never headed and won the $22,500 Jr. Open trot.

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'Sugar' hopes to be sweet in Celias Counsel

  • Tuesday, April 10, 2012 | Greg Gangle

Toronto, ON --- Sugar Wheeler, a sophomore daughter of Angus Hall-Quick Credit, has been installed as the 5-2 morning line favorite for the second leg of the Celias Counsel Series, set for Thursday (April 12) at Woodbine.

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Heres My Ticket wins DSBF final

  • Tuesday, April 10, 2012 | Marv Bachrad

Dover, DE--Heres My Ticket was the winning ticket in the $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) final and Monochromatic won her third in four starts to take the $27,500 Mares Open/Handicap pace at Dover Downs on Tuesday (April 10).

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DSBF final headlines penultimate Dover card

  • Tuesday, April 10, 2012 | Marv Bachrad

Dover, DE--The third $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) of meet-closing week, featuring eight colt and gelding starters vying in the eighth race. Two races later, there is a $22,500 Jr. Open trot on the penultimate program of Dover Downs’ 43rd season, on Wednesday, April 11.

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Beautide tested to win Tasmanian 4YO Classic

  • Monday, April 9, 2012 | harnesslink.com

Last season's Tasmanian harness horse of the year Beautide had to pull out all stops to score a narrow but impressive harness racing win in the Cleghorn Farms 4YO Classic over 2200 metres in Launceston on Sunday night.

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Trot NA Cup Spring Book - #5

  • Monday, April 9, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

”His attitude seems much the same as it was last year, but he’s filled out a little bit from last year. He was gelded last year and lost a bit of weight and the hard racing schedule he had didn’t let him put on any weight towards the end of the season.”

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Sweet win for Lickyalips: bright future ahead

  • Monday, April 9, 2012 | harnesslink.com

Home grown two-year-old Lickyalips looks set for a bright future following his outstanding harness racing victory in the $10,000 Island Block and Paving Golden Slipper over 1680 metres in Launceston on Sunday night (April 8).

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Flying Instructor Sweeps DSBF

  • Monday, April 9, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Flying Instructor followed flight instructions well to win $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund final, while Warning Zone won the photo in the $37,000 Preferred/Handicap pace at Dover Downs on Monday.

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Beautide hard to beat in 4yo Classic

  • Sunday, April 8, 2012 | harnesslink.com

Talented four-year-old pacer Beautide will move a step closer to his major harness racing assignment this preparation when he steps out in the Cleghorn Farm Standardbreds 4YO Classic over 2200 metres in Launceston tonight (Sunday April 8).

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Courageousnquick toys with her opposition

  • Sunday, April 8, 2012 | harnesslink.com

Bendigo was the venue for Saturday (April 7) harness racing in Victoria, with a mammoth 12 event program taking place highlighted by four first round heats of the Australian Pacing Gold for Two Year Old Fillies over 1650 metres, all dominated by favourites.

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DSBF final headlines Dover Monday card

  • Sunday, April 8, 2012 | Marv Bachrad

Dover, DE--A $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) Three-Year-Old Male pace final  headlines the final Monday program of the 2011-2012 season on April 9.

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Foiled Again leads Levy winners

  • Sunday, April 8, 2012 | Frank Drucker

Yonkers, NY--Foiled Again turned 60 Saturday night (April 7). He doesn't look it, doesn't act it, but it says it right there on his record: 60.

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Breakin The Law wins Survivor Series leg

  • Sunday, April 8, 2012 | The Meadowlands

East Rutherford, NJ--Breakin The Law won the second $12,500 bracket of the Spring Survivor Series Saturday night (April 8) at Meadowlands Racetrack in 1:53.

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Talk To Tony Back On Top

  • Saturday, April 7, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

After settling for a runner-up finish last week, Talk To Tony returned to the top of the heap in South Florida's top weekly pacing class on the Saturday evening, April 7 program in the $8,000 Isle Mile 1 Pace.

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No Trouble For Frontrunning If I Have A DreamHAVE A DREAM

  • Saturday, April 7, 2012 | harnesslink.com

Smart New Zealand-bred four-year-old If I Have A Dream made full use of her favourable No. 1 barrier by leading all the way for her 20-year-old trainer-driver Chris Butt in the 2100m Find Thirty Every Day Mares Pace at Gloucester Park on Thursday night.

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Ritchie back on track

  • Saturday, April 7, 2012 | Frank Salive

Pompano Beach, FL--Trevor Ritchie has ended his winter holiday of 2011-2012 and appears ready to return to active racebike duty after resurfacing at the Saturday morning qualifying races on April 7 at The Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park.

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Mister Herbie Edges San Pail; Sweeps For Golden Receiver & Piston Broke

  • Saturday, April 7, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Four-year-old Mister Herbie denied reigning Horse of the Year San Pail a series sweep of the Glorys Comet as he edged by the triple millionaire right at the wire in a 1:51.3 stakes record mile early Saturday evening at Woodbine Racetrack.

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Peelers, Anndrovette win again in Matchmaker

  • Friday, April 6, 2012 | harnessracing.com

It's like a theme show, with another Yonkers Raceway "Ladies Night" Friday in the third round of the Blue Chip Matchmaker for open pacing mares. As was the case in the first two rounds. five, $40,000 divisions went postward.

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Not 1 but 2 quality fillies for Phil Burrows

  • Friday, April 6, 2012 | Duane Ranger

Phil Burrows is experiencing a new harness racing high.

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Teague Trainees Sweep Blossom Splits; Tie Silk Series Underway

  • Thursday, April 5, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Sophomores strutted their stuff at Woodbine Racetrack on Thursday evening, as the Rexdale oval hosted the opening leg of the Tie Silk Series for colt and gelding trotters in addition to the second round of the Blossom Series for filly pacers.

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Ontario Sires Stakes still has May 15 deadline

  • Thursday, April 5, 2012 | harnessracing.com

The Program Administrator of the Standardbred Ontario Sires Stakes Program has issued the following to clarify information currently circulating in the industry.

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Winning Mister Rebounds Back Home

  • Wednesday, April 4, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

His six-race winning skein a memory, Winning Mister took the first step to a new streak Wednesday at The Meadows with a facile victory in the $22,500 Preferred Handicap Trot.

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Favorites shine in Delaware-bred prelims at Dover

  • Wednesday, April 4, 2012 | Marv Bachrad

Dover, DE --- The favorites responded with impressive victories in two $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) second leg sophomore colt trot preliminaries on April 4 at Dover Downs.

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Pierce scores four more at Dover

  • Tuesday, April 3, 2012 | Marv Bachrad

Dover, DE--Ron Pierce, who drove six winners Monday, continued with a hot hand in piloting four winners, including Freedom Crossing to nip Mystra in the final step in the $27,500 Mares Open/Handicap pace on Wednesday (April 3) at Dover Downs.

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Golden Receiver also gives

  • Tuesday, April 3, 2012 | Ken Weingartner

Freehold, NJ --- Nina Simmonds laughs when she says that she took care of Golden Receiver for years and now the horse is taking care of her. But it is not far from the truth.

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Royal Mattjesty son springs feature surprise

  • Monday, April 2, 2012 | harnesslink.com

Windemere Royal sat behind race favorite Believe This Bob until the final turn then sped past and on to a 1:54.2 harness racing victory in the $18,000 3,4 & 5-Year-Old pace on Sunday, April 1 at Dover Downs

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Sixty-Four Remain Eligible To NA Cup

  • Monday, April 2, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Sixty-four horses remain eligible to the 29th edition of the $1.5-million Pepsi North America Cup.

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Dover Record For Higher And Higher

  • Monday, April 2, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Youth took a back seat in the $36,000 Preferred pace when 11-year-old New Zealand-expatriate Bondy N scored a 1:50.4 victory, meanwhile Higher And Higher set a track record for a female pacer and Ron Pierce struck paydirt with six winning drives to highlight Dover Downs' Monday program.

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Sir Jillian Z Tam snags $66,400 Petticoat final

  • Monday, April 2, 2012 | harnessracing.com

Favorite Sir Jillian Z Tam (Pat Lachance) won the draw Wednesday morning and the race Monday night, annexing Yonkers Raceway's $66,400 final of the Petticoat Pacing Series for 3- and 4-year-old fillies and mares in 1:56.3.

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Another Miller Win In Spring Survivor

  • Sunday, April 1, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

The Spring Survivor Series continued at Meadowlands Racetrack on Saturday night with two more $12,500 divisions and another Miller finding the winner's circle.

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Golden Receiver Doubles Up In SPC

  • Saturday, March 31, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Golden Receiver doubled up in the Spring Pacing Championship with a wire-to-wire effort at Woodbine Racetrack on Saturday night.

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Perfect Man Takes Buffalo's Open Trot

  • Saturday, March 31, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Perfect Man won the $10,000 Open Trot in 2:02.3 over a track rated good at Buffalo Raceway Friday night.

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'Peelers' & Chancey Lady Match Again

  • Saturday, March 31, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Yet another Yonkers Raceway Ladies Night Friday, with the second round of the Blue Chip Matchmaker Series for Open pacing mares.

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A 'Per' Of General Brock Heavyweights

  • Saturday, March 31, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Veteran trainer Per Henriksen finds himself in what can be termed a good dilemma.

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Pair of Delaware-bred stakes raced at Dover

  • Wednesday, March 28, 2012 | Marv Bachrad

Dover, DE --- Anders Bluestone won his fourth straight start at Dover Downs this year with a win in the featured $27,500 OpenHandicap trot, while Windshield and I’m So Striking scored impressive victories in two $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) Colt and Gelding trot first leg preliminaries on Wednesday, March 28.

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Harder holds the ‘Golden’ ticket in the Spring Pacing Championship

  • Wednesday, March 28, 2012 | Greg Gangle

Toronto, ON --- Golden Receiver has proven to trainer Mark Harder that he is a professional racehorse and after a gate-to-wire score in the first leg of the Spring Pacing Championship Series, they are ready for round two to get underway this Saturday (March 31) at Woodbine.

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Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame Ballots

  • Wednesday, March 28, 2012 | Kathy Wade

The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame is pleased to announce its 2012 ballot.

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Raceway proves the ticket for Royal Outlook

  • Tuesday, March 27, 2012 | harnesslink.com

A change of scenery, and racetrack, has worked wonders for Royal Outlook who has proven to be one of the most consistent harness horses so far this 2012 harness racing season.

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Five Matchmaker splits on tap at Yonkers

  • Tuesday, March 27, 2012 | harnessracing.com

After five divisions in last week's opening round of Yonkers Raceway's Blue Chip Matchmaker, another quintet is on tap for Friday night's second leg.

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Winbak Farm Sired Fillies Dominate DSBF

  • Tuesday, March 27, 2012 | Marv Bachrad

DOVER, Del.--- For the second time in three starts since returning to Dover Downs, Monochomatic wins the $27,500 Mares Open/Handicap pace while Mac’s Journey, Powerful Honey and Heres My Ticket won three $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund preliminaries on Tuesday, March 27.  

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Favourites Foiled In Third 'Moulton' Leg

  • Monday, March 26, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

The Russ Moulton Memorial Series continued on Sunday night at Rideau Carleton Raceway with the odds-on favourites -- including two pacers that were perfect in the opening legs -- going down in defeat.

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Callahan closing in on third straight title at Dover

  • Monday, March 26, 2012 | Ken Weingartner

Freehold, NJ --- Corey Callahan has been enjoying March Madness, both on the racetrack and off.

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Special T Rocks in $36,000 feature; three DSBF prelims at Dover

  • Monday, March 26, 2012 | Marv Bachrad

Dover, DE --- Special T Rocks pulled a mild surprise in winning the $36,000 Preferred Handicap Pace while Flying Instructor, Its Outta Here and Bail Money won Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund preliminaries to highlight the Monday (March 26) racing at Dover Downs.

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Winter Night closes to win at Dover Downs

  • Sunday, March 25, 2012 | Marv Bachrad

Dover, DE --- Winter Night overtook We The People to win the $18,500 3,4- and 5-year-old pace on Sunday, March 25, one of four wins for meet-leading driverCorey Callahan on “Harness a Cure Day,” a fundraiser for Cancer Research at Dover Downs.

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Real Nice is fastest among six Levy Series winners

  • Saturday, March 24, 2012 | Frank Drucker

Yonkers, NY --- The grownups came out to play Saturday night, with Yonkers Raceway beginning its George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series.

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Sparky Mark, Golden Receiver win Spring Championship splits at Woodbine

  • Saturday, March 24, 2012 | Greg Gangle

Rexdale, ON --- On Saturday’s program at Woodbine, 4-year-old and older pacers contested two C$50,000 divisions of the opening leg of the Spring Pacing Championship Series.

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A night to remember for John Campagnuolo

  • Saturday, March 24, 2012 | Frank Salive

Pompano Beach, FL --- Avid horse owner and amateur driving enthusiast John Campagnuolo of Loxahatchee, Fla. had a dream night he won't soon forget on Saturday evening, March 24 at The Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park.

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'Peelers' Shares Win In Season's Debut

  • Friday, March 23, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

She was both the star attraction and the biggest question entering Yonkers Raceway's Blue Chip Matchmaker for Open pacing mares.

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Can Be Peelers Be No. 1 Again?

  • Friday, March 23, 2012 | Bill Finley

There was the See You At Peelers (Bettor’s Delight) that won 22 straight and was the sport’s reigning superstar.

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Charlie Is A Joker repeats in General Brock

  • Thursday, March 22, 2012 | Greg Gangle

Toronto, ON --- After capturing his division in the opening leg of the General Brock Series last week, Charlie Is A Joker returned to victory in the second leg, taking home the lion’s share of the C$30,000 purse Thursday evening at Woodbine.

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Speed Show In General Brock Sequel

  • Thursday, March 22, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Round two of the General Brock Series went postward on Thursday at Woodbine Racetrack, with 17 trotters slugging it out in a pair of speedy divisions.

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Mattador D sets yet another lifetime mark

  • Wednesday, March 21, 2012 | Mike Sardella

For the second consecutive Wednesday night, Mattador D (Shotgun Scott) set a lifetime mark in the Wednesday evening's (March 21) feature harness racing at Saratoga Casino and Raceway.

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Maryland equine champions are recognized

  • Wednesday, March 21, 2012 | Cheri Stambaugh

Union Bridge, MD --- On Tuesday night, Mar. 20 the Maryland Horse Industry Board, a division of the Maryland Department of Agriculture, hosted “A Night of Maryland Horse Racing Champions.”

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Monochromatic wins Dover distaff feature

  • Tuesday, March 20, 2012 | Marv Bachrad

Dover, DE--Monochromatic had just enough to hold off fast-finishing No Bad Luck to win the $27,500 Mares Handicap pace in 1:52.1 on Tuesday, March 20, at Dover Downs.

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Roll With Joe among six horses to be honored at Tuesday's night of champions

  • Monday, March 19, 2012 | Sandra McKee

Joe Thompson, who owns Winbak Farm in Chesapeake City, can't help but laugh when he talks about the name his wife gave their foal, Roll With Joe, three years ago.

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Five Divisions For Matchmaker Open

  • Monday, March 19, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

A quintet of $40,000 divisions have been drawn for Friday night's opening round of Yonkers Raceway's Blue Chip Matchmaker.

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Columbia Art named Ohio Horse of the Month

  • Monday, March 19, 2012 | Jay Wolf

Delaware, OH --- Columbia Art won three of four starts in February and was named the Ohio Chapter USHWA Horse of the Month.

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NYS Gaming

  • Monday, March 19, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Utilizing a directly opposite approach to the tactics employed by the current Ontario Government, it was announced last week that a constitutional amendment has been passed in New York which could see up to seven new casinos come to the state.

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Anndrovette Puts On A Show

  • Sunday, March 18, 2012 | harnessracingupdate

In a battle of champion mares, Anndrovette was too much for Put On A Show (Rocknroll Hanover) and eight others in last night’s $101,750 finals of the Overbid at the Meadowlands.

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Anndrovette motors to Overbid Win; Art Z upsets in Four Leaf Clover

  • Saturday, March 17, 2012 | Meadowlands Media Relations Department

East Rutherford, NJ --- Anndrovette dominated the field from gate to wire in the $101,750 Overbid final on Saturday night at the Meadowlands Racetrack.

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Pompano's Hennessey Strikes Again

  • Saturday, March 17, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

You couldn't blame millionaire pacer Aracache Hanover for wanting to get away from Florida after his first two races of 2012.

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Teague stable busy at Dover qualifiers

  • Thursday, March 15, 2012 | Marv Bachrad

For the second straight time, the George Teague stable, with Montrell Teague driving, dominated Wednesday morning (March 14) harness racing qualifying races at Dover Downs.

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Pavia reaches the 5,000-win plateau

  • Wednesday, March 14, 2012 | Frank Salive

Pompano Beach, FL --- It took until the final race of the night and some near misses in recent programs along the way, but driver Joe Paiva, Jr. persisted -- as he has his entire career -- and earned his 5,000th lifetime win in the bike on the Wednesday evening, March 14 program at The Isle Casino Pompano Park.

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Levy, Matchmaker Attract Top Aged Pacers

  • Tuesday, March 13, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

A total of 94 of the best free-for-all pacers in training have been nominated for Yonkers Raceway's premier events for the older crowd, the $1-million (est.) Blue Chip Matchmaker and $1.5-million (est.) George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series.

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Gillis talks stable stars

  • Tuesday, March 13, 2012 | Greg Gangle

Toronto, ON --- After earning himself his first O’Brien Award as Canada’s top trainer in 2011, Jeff Gillis has much to look forward to in the coming months.

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Payments for PASS must be postmarked Thursday

  • Monday, March 12, 2012 | harnessracing.com

The Pennsylvania Sire Stakes reminds horsemen that sustaining payments for the program must be postmarked by this Thursday, March 15.

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Opening round of Petticoat Series begins at Yonkers

  • Monday, March 12, 2012 | Frank Drucker

Yonkers, NY ---Yonkers Raceway's 2012 stakes season began Monday night, with the opening leg of the Petticoat Pacing Series.

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Henriksen Pupils “Per-fect” In General Brock

  • Monday, March 12, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Veteran trainer Per Henriksen sent out a pair of divisional winners in Monday’s opening round of the General Brock Series for four-year-old trotters at Woodbine Racetrack.

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Napolitano scores six on opening night at Harrah’s Chester

  • Sunday, March 11, 2012 | Millard Beatty III, Keystone Chapter USHWA

Chester, PA --- It was a cold and windy Friday night (March 9) at Harrah’s Chester for their 2012 opening, but for George Napolitano, Jr. it was a hot night to start off the season.

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Aracache Hanover upset by Forty Carrots at Pompano

  • Saturday, March 10, 2012 | Frank Salive

Pompano Beach, FL --- Aracache Hanover was the first millionaire pacer to appear in the $12,000 Open Handicap Pace since Big Bad John eight weeks ago when the March 10 edition turned to the starting gate at the Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park.

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See You At Peelers Qualifies in 1:53

  • Thursday, March 8, 2012 | harnessracing.com

See You At Peelers won her second straight qualifier Thursday morning at the Meadowlands, scoring a 1:53 victory in windy conditions.

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Open To 'Mono'; Five For Wolfenden

  • Tuesday, March 6, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Monochromatic got up to beat Mystra in deep stretch in the $27,500 Mares Open Handicap Pace at Dover Downs on Tuesday, March 6.

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Another millionaire pacing mare produces a millionaire

  • Saturday, March 3, 2012 | harnessracing.com

While achieving millionaire status, Omen Hanover vaulted Ooh's N Aah's as only the third pacing mare ever that earned more than $1 million who has also produced a millionaire daughter. The other two mares to achieve this distinction were Stienam's Place-Put On A Show and Town Pro-Darlin's Delight.

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Bay Of Sharks Strikes Again

  • Saturday, March 3, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Series champion Bay Of Sharks continued his winning roll on Saturday night and provided trainer Corey Johnson with a sweep of this week's Open events at Woodbine Racetrack.

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Winning Mister is named Horse of the Month for February

  • Friday, March 2, 2012 | John Pawlak

Columbus, OH --- Bob Key’s homebred trotter Winning Mister has not yet joined the ranks of millionaires, but at the rate he is going it won’t take long.

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Grand Circuit 3yo For Pavia?

  • Thursday, March 1, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Joe Pavia Jr. has a couple reasons to look forward to the next few weeks, and beyond.

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Mom puts pedal to the metal and whups 'em

  • Thursday, March 1, 2012 | Harnesslink.com

What's a mother to do when she finds herself driving in a harness racing event against her son and her daughter?

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'Peelers' Back In Action

  • Thursday, March 1, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Two-time Dan Patch Award winner See You At Peelers returned to the racetrack for the first time in four months Thursday morning and won a qualifier at the Meadowlands Racetrack in 1:56.3.

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Unraced 2yo was a clever $42,000 purchase

  • Wednesday, February 29, 2012 | harnesslink.com

Following a break in stride in his lifetime harness racing debut on February 7, Bet On The Law was back to redeem himself as the overwhelming 1-9 choice in the opening race of the Tuesday, February 28 program at The Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park.

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Five 2012 wins for To Tell The Truth

  • Tuesday, February 28, 2012 | Frank Salive

Pompano Beach, FL--One of the hottest horses of 2012 in South Florida is 3-year-old pacing filly To Tell The Truth, now a five-time winner from six starts this year.

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No Bad Luck wins Dover Open

  • Tuesday, February 28, 2012 | Marv Bachrad

Dover, DE--There was no "luck" involved in a 1:51.2 victory by No Bad Luck in the $23,000 Mares Open Pace at Dover Downs on Tuesday,  Feb. 28. Paradise Lost found the winner’s circle for the second straight time in the $16,500 Mares Winners-Over pace.

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Dover’s Mares Open To No Bad Luck

  • Tuesday, February 28, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

There was no ‘luck’ involved in a 1:51.2 victory by No Bad Luck in the $23,000 Mares Open pace on Tuesday at Dover Downs.

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Chat Chat's Streak Reaches A Dozen

  • Sunday, February 26, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Trotting mare Chat Chat pushed her career earnings over the $100,000 mark as she continued an impressive win streak on Sunday at Rideau Carleton Raceway.

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Chocolate N Roses has been a real treat for Paradee

  • Friday, February 24, 2012 | Charlene Sharpe

Dover, DE --- Valentine's Day might be over but Delaware trainer Erika Paradee is still enjoying her chocolate and roses -- Chocolate N Roses that is.

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Racing Roundup: Winning Mister threepeats at The Meadows

  • Thursday, February 23, 2012 | harness publicists from North America

Washington, PA --- Winning Mister made his third straight victory look as convincing as the first two when he barreled to the lead and waltzed home unchallenged, in 1:54, in Thursday’s $22,500 Preferred Handicap trot at The Meadows.

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Breeders Crown runner-up sold as broodmare

  • Wednesday, February 22, 2012 | Peter Wharton

Double Dream N, the fastest ever 'Down Under' bred mare with a mark of 1:49.4, has been sold as a broodmare to Australia.

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McNair says ‘I do’ to Damsel drives

  • Tuesday, February 21, 2012 | Ashley Mayotte

Toronto, ON --- Driver Doug McNair is set to steer a pair of mares in the opening leg of the Damsel Pacing Series on Friday evening (Feb. 24) at Woodbine.

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Popular Siblings Deliver In WEG Series

  • Saturday, February 18, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

The popular half-siblings Bay Girl and Bay Of Sharks overcame a pair of Post 8 starts to win their respective series finals for trainer Corey Johnson and owner Michael Sergi on Saturday night at Woodbine Racetrack.

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Dudis Angel to shed the bridesmaid's tag?

  • Saturday, February 18, 2012 | Harnesslink.com

On paper, Dudis Angel looks to be in a sweet position in Saturday's (February 18) co-featured seventh race at Cal Expo for the trotting set.

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Pair of pacers sweep into their Series' Final

  • Friday, February 17, 2012 | harnesslink.com

One evening, featuring two series and two pacers looking for a clean sweep in their respective $50,000 Series, highlight Saturday night's (February 18) harness racing card at Woodbine. Bay Of Sharks will headline the WEGZ Pacing Series Final.

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Symphony In Motion wins the Cape & Cutter Final

  • Friday, February 17, 2012 | Meadowlands Media Relations Department

East Rutherford, NJ --- Symphony In Motion caught the favorite, Higher And Higher, in the final strides to win the $63,750 Cape & Cutter Final on Friday night at the Meadowlands Racetrack.

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'Tea Party' Wins Four-Year-Old Debut

  • Friday, February 17, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Tea Party Princess made her four-year-old debut a winning after tracking down millionaire Voelz Hanover for a neck decision in the feature $42,000 Fillies & Mares Open Pace on Friday at Woodbine Racetrack.

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Make It Eleven For Chat Chat

  • Thursday, February 16, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Chat Chat has been the talk of Rideau Carleton Raceway for a number of months thanks to an impressive winning streak which stands at 11-in-a-row thanks to a decisive tally on Thursday evening

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Morgan Ohio-Bound In Search Of Milestone

  • Thursday, February 16, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Troy, Ohio native Tony Morgan is traveling back to the Buckeye State in hopes of reaching the 14,000-career win milestone at Northfield Park.

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Tough Times For Tim Tetrick

  • Thursday, February 16, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Two of racing’s leading ladies were in action during Thursday morning qualifiers at The Meadowlands Racetrack, and in the very near future one lucky man is going to have to commit to just one of them.

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Top filly resumes with an impressive victory

  • Wednesday, February 15, 2012 | harnesslink.com

Last season's top Tasmanian two-year-old filly Cloudy Delight made an impressive return to harness racing at The TOTE Racing Centre in Launceston on Sunday night (February 12).

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Meet quality horseman - Jim 'Trey' Brinson

  • Wednesday, February 15, 2012 | harnesslink.com

Jim Brinson, or 'Trey' as he is known by his friends, was just 12 when he experienced harness racing for the first time.

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Allmar Surprise does just that at Dover Downs

  • Wednesday, February 15, 2012 | Marv Bachrad

Dover, DE --- Local favorite Allmar Surprise was overlooked in the $16,500 winners-over trot at Dover Downs on Wednesday, Feb. 15, scoring a 1:54.4 victory in the feature and Tony Morgan moved to within two wins of becoming the third driver in North American history to win 14,000 races.

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Winbak Farm 2011 Accomplishments

  • Tuesday, February 14, 2012 | Elizabeth Lewis-House

Winbak Farm graduates had another steller year in 2011, winning 2,119 races and earning $22,717,712 in purse money.

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Bay Of Sharks sweeps preliminary legs of WEGZ Series

  • Sunday, February 12, 2012 | Ashley Mayotte

Toronto, ON --- Grey gelding Ruff Me Up put his six-race win streak on the line, but it was Bay Of Sharks who brought it to a screeching halt in round two of the WEGZ Pacing Series on Saturday night at Woodbine.

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'Classic' Upset In Woodbine Open

  • Saturday, February 11, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Overlooked by the betting public, the class climbing Classic Rock Nroll stormed home from the backfield for a 13-1 upset in the $50,000 Open Pace at Woodbine Racetrack on Saturday night.

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Cape & Cutter series featured at Big M; Itrustyou wins 12th straight

  • Saturday, February 11, 2012 | USTA

East Rutherford, NJ --- Meadowlands Racetrack featured two divisions of the Cape & Cutter series for older pacing mares and three divisions of the Exit 16W series for 4-year-old pacing stallions and geldings on Friday (Feb. 10).

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Second leg of HPI Series contested at Woodbine

  • Friday, February 10, 2012 | Ashley Mayotte

Toronto, ON --- Twenty-eight pacing mares trucked to Woodbine on Friday night to contest the second round of the HorsePlayer Interactive (HPI) Series.

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Track Record Holder Still Winning

  • Thursday, February 9, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Fresh off a Meadows track record 1:52.4 last week, the Rich Gillock-trained and Dick Stillings-driven Winning Mister headed back behind the gate on Wednesday, February 8. His mission: prove that his record mile was no fluke.

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$45,000 Yearling upstages richer opponent

  • Wednesday, February 8, 2012 | harnesslink.com

The first race at The Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park on Tuesday evening (February 7) featured an appearance by the highest priced horse to step on the harness racing track so far in 2012 - but he did not come up a winner.

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No Bad Luck For 'Team Teague'

  • Tuesday, February 7, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

On the heels of back-to-back runner-up efforts in Dover Downs’ $23,000 Fillies & Mares Open Handicap, No Bad Luck kicked it up a notch and took home all the marbles – and the lion’s share of the purse – in Tuesday’s edition of the class.

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Logans Hero A London Hero

  • Tuesday, February 7, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

The betting public at The Raceway at the Western Fair District sent off Logans Hero as the 3-2 favourite in Tuesday’s $15,000 Preferred Trot, and the Richard Moreau trainee didn’t disappoint.

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The Meadows announces $6.8 million stakes schedule for 2012

  • Monday, February 6, 2012 | Evan Pattak

Washington, PA --- The Meadows Racetrack & Casino has announced its 2012 stakes schedule, a rich program that will offer more than $6.8 million (est.) in purses and feature both the 46th edition of the Delvin Miller Adios and all four Pennsylvania Sire Stakes championships for 2-year-olds.

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Don Mills Opener In The Books

  • Monday, February 6, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Four divisions of the Don Mills Series went postward on Monday evening at Woodbine Racetrack, and there was no shortage of talent or speed in the quartet of $25,000 trotting tilts.

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Rosecroft prepares for March 10 opening

  • Monday, February 6, 2012 | Mike Wandishin

Fort Washington, MD --- Preparations continue for the Rosecroft Raceway Winter-Spring 2012 meet, set to begin on March 10 with a new 7:25 p.m. post time.

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New York racing and agriculture stakeholders form new alliance

  • Monday, February 6, 2012 | New York Horse Racing and Ag Industry Alliance

Albany, NY --- Stakeholders from throughout New York State’s racing and agricultural industries today announced the formation of a new advocacy group, The New York Horse Racing and Agriculture Industry Alliance, whose mission is to secure support for/protection of these critically important industries in any amendment to New York’s constitution to allow for full-scale commercial casinos.

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Classic Rock Nroll just on $350,000

  • Sunday, February 5, 2012 | harnesslink.com

Harness racing five year old Classic Rock Nroll a half brrother to champion sires Bettors Delight and No Pan Intended and top 2011 three year old Roll with Joe, made it win number 9 tonight at Woodbine Raceway Saturday the 4th of February. It also took the son of Rocknroll Hanover to lifetime stakes of just over $350,000.

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Ruff Me Up rolls in WEGZ leg

  • Sunday, February 5, 2012 | Ashley Mayotte

Toronto, ON--In the opening round of the WEGZ Pacing Series, the grey gelding, Ruff Me Up, extended his win streak to six after capturing his $20,000 division, which was the first of three on Saturday night (Feb. 4) at Woodbine.

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Racing Roundup: Tobago Cays wins Yonkers feature

  • Sunday, February 5, 2012 | harness publicists

Saturday's (Feb. 4) edition of Racing Roundup features results stories from Yonkers Raceway, Buffalo Raceway and Cal Expo.

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Stallions arrive at Winbak Farm of Ontario

  • Saturday, February 4, 2012 | Winbak Farm

Winbak Farm of Ontario is proud to announce that its harness racing stallions on their 2012 roster have all arrived. Winbak Farm will be standing 11 stallions in 2012, including 5 millionaires. We are proud to welcome two new stallions to its lineup this year, along with welcoming back three pacing stallions returning from the southern hemisphere.

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Will ‘Cheddar’ Get Better With Age?

  • Saturday, February 4, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

O’Brien Award finalist Betterthancheddar ended his sophomore year at the top of his game and trainer Casie Coleman says the late bloomer is champing at the bit to pick up where he left off.

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MARLIN HANOVER GETS MARQUEE TREATMENT AT CAL EXPO ON FRIDAY

  • Thursday, February 2, 2012 | Mark Ratzky

Marlin Hanover, going in razor-sharp form at the moment with back-to-back victories at the top rung, heads the cast for Friday night’s (February 3) featured $4,500 Winners-Over Pace at Cal Expo.

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Pocono Downs readies for racing season

  • Thursday, February 2, 2012 | Jennifer Starr

Wilkes-Barre, PA --- Racing gets underway for the 47th season at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs on Tuesday (April 3) and applications are now being accepted.

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Washakie gets his chance in Governor's Cup

  • Wednesday, February 1, 2012 | Harnesslink.com

Millionaire harness racing pacer Washakie has not had an ounce of luck at his first two starts back in Western Australia last month and, despite drawing the outside barrier in the field of seven, he has the class to return to the winning list in the $40,000 Governor's Cup at Gloucester Park on Friday night.

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Golden Receiver named Horse of the Month

  • Wednesday, February 1, 2012 | John Pawlak

Columbus, OH --- Stable 45, Richard Taylor, Steve Springer and Nina Simmonds’ Golden Receiver has gotten off to a good start in 2012 -- in fact, has gotten off to the best start possible -- and that start has resulted in the veteran pacer being named January’s Horse of the Month by the U.S. Trotting Association.

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Winning Mister Shatters Mark At Meadows

  • Wednesday, February 1, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Winning Mister hadn’t raced since December 13, but he was adding Lasix. The public wasn’t certain what that combination might mean, sending him off a middling 9-2. But Dick Stillings was sure.

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John McNeil III's run now reaches 6 straight

  • Tuesday, January 31, 2012 | Harnesslink.com

Will there ever be a live harness racing program this season at The Isle Casino Racing Pompano when trainer John McNeil III doesn't win at least one race?

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Vintage Master Officially Retired

  • Sunday, January 29, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Double millionaire pacer Vintage Master was honoured on Saturday night in an official retirement winner's circle presentation following the Presidential Series Final at the Meadowlands Racetrack.

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It's "hail to the chief" for Golden Receiver in the Presidential Final

  • Saturday, January 28, 2012 | Meadowlands Publicity Department

East Rutherford, NJ --- Golden Receiver led the field at every call and gamely hung on by a neck to capture the $110,500 Presidential Final on a blustery Saturday night at the Meadowlands Racetrack.

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San Pail, Jamieson, Gillis and Clark among O'Brien Award winners

  • Saturday, January 28, 2012 | Jeff Porchak

Mississauga, ON --- Standardbred Canada hosted the 2011 O’Brien Awards this evening to honor and recognize the horses and people who have made the greatest contribution to Canadian harness racing over the past season. The awards are named for the late Hall of Famer Joe O'Brien, a member of the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame.

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McNeil's hot streak shows no signs of abating

  • Saturday, January 28, 2012 | Frank Salive

Pompano Beach, FL --- The youngest trainer on the Pompano backstretch at the 2011-2012 meet has amassed a win streak that can vault him into his best career year -- and it's showing no signs of slowing down.

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Live & silent auction on 'Night of Champions'

  • Friday, January 27, 2012 | Harnesslink.com

The Dan Patch harness racing honorees will not be the only winners at the U.S. Harness Writers' (USHWA) Night of Champions on Sunday, Feb. 12 in Orlando, Fla. USHWA will feature both a live and silent auction and raffle at the event, and the available items run the gamut by offering something for everyone. The auction will benefit USHWA, the Harness Horse Youth Foundation and Goshen Historic Track.

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Manning sisters win Maryborough 2yo pace

  • Wednesday, January 25, 2012 | harnesslink.com

Great Western harness racing sisters Michelle and Kerryn Manning combined to land the Wedderburn HRC 2-Y-0 Pacers Handicap over 1650 metres with Village Jasper/All In Good Time gelding Aheadofhistime who was making his second race appearance after finishing third at Maryborough on December 30.

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NY late closers replaced by Excelsior Series

  • Wednesday, January 25, 2012 | harnessracing.com

Some significant changes have been made to the New York Sires Stakes (NYSS) racing program for 2012. Replacing the New York Late Closer program is the brand new Excelsior Series, which will include the historic New York State Fair events.

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Important Information on 2012 NY State Fair races

  • Wednesday, January 25, 2012 | Nick Salvi for Tioga and Vernon

Nichols, NY --- Some significant changes have been made to the New York Sires Stakes racing program for 2012. Replacing the NY Late Closer program is the brand new Excelsior series, which will include the historic New York State Fair events.

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Important reminder from the Ontario Sires Stakes

  • Wednesday, January 25, 2012 | Karen Hauver, OSS Administration Coordinator

Toronto, ON --- The Ontario Sires Stakes Administration is issuing a reminder to anyone who purchased a yearling last fall or has recently purchased a 2-year-old. If you intend to sustain your 2-year-old to the Ontario Sires Stakes in 2012, you are encouraged to make sure the transfer has been completed.

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'Serious' Win In Dover's Open Trot

  • Wednesday, January 25, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Lets Get Serious N lived up to his name winning the $23,000 Open Handicap Trot while Allmar Surprise also wired the field in the $16,000 Winners Over Trot on Wednesday, Jan. 25 at Dover Downs.

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Rosecroft Raceway Set To Open 2012 Meet on March 10

  • Tuesday, January 24, 2012 | harnessracing.com

Rosescroft Raceway is set for harness racing in 2012, receiving approval for 54 dates, racing Tuesdays and Saturdays from March 10 through June 2. Post time for all cards is set for 7:20 pm.

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Miles Trotting Center: 2012 Winter training roster

  • Tuesday, January 24, 2012 | Kendra Casselman

Winter residents at Winter Miles Trotting Center in Astor, Fla., include world champion 2-year-old and Breeders Crown winner Sweet Lou p,2,1:49 ($686,647) from the Burke stable and Hambletonian runner-up Whiskey Tax 3,1:55.1 ($605,300) from Tom & June Durand's stable.


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No Respect For Metro Pace Champ's Big Bro

  • Monday, January 23, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

The Metro Pace, Canada’s richest race for two-year-old pacers, had a major connection to the biggest longshot winner on the Monday card at Pompano Park.

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With More To Offer, Betterthancheddar Is Back At 4

  • Sunday, January 22, 2012 | Darin Zoccali

At a time when the greatest equine stars of our sport often don’t step foot on the race- track once their three-year-old season is complete, in 2012 Betterthancheddar (Bettor’s Delight) will offer the racing fans something they are not accustomed to seeing--a three year old star back at age four.

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Golden Receiver Pulls Ahead In Bid For Presidential

  • Saturday, January 21, 2012 | Meadowlands Media

East Rutherford, NJ --- Golden Receiver stamped himself the one to beat in next week’s $110,500 Presidential final with another gate-to-wire score in the second leg of the series on Saturday night (Jan. 21) at Meadowlands Racetrack.

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2012 stakes and race schedule set at Tioga and Vernon

  • Friday, January 20, 2012 | Dustin Ross

Nichols, NY --- Tioga Downs and Vernon Downs have finalized their 2012 race and stakes schedule for the upcoming season (pending regulatory approval).

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Ontario Is White Hot and Here's Why

  • Friday, January 20, 2012 | Dean A Hoffman

Ontario isn't exactly a tropical climate during the winter, but the harness racing program in the province is sizzling these days.

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Presidential Series continues Saturday at Meadowlands

  • Wednesday, January 18, 2012 | Ken Weingartner

Freehold, NJ --- Golden Receiver and River Shark, the opening-round winners in the Presidential Series, will meet in the second of two divisions in the second leg of the series this Saturday night (Jan. 21) at Meadowlands Racetrack.

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Teague reflects on Rainbow Blue's Hall of Fame career

  • Tuesday, January 17, 2012 | Ken Weingartner

Freehold, NJ --- When Rainbow Blue went to the races, trainer and co-owner George Teague, Jr. was confident he was going to the winner’s circle. It was an assumption that proved correct 30 of 32 times.

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Dover Feature To Higher And Higher

  • Tuesday, January 17, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Higher And Higher scored an impressive victory in the $23,000 Mares Open Handicap pace on Tuesday at Dover Downs.

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Winbak Farm Welcomes First Foal of 2012

  • Monday, January 16, 2012 | Elizabeth Lewis-House

As the new year begins, so does foaling season at Winbak Farm. 

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Roll With Joe, White Birch Farm collect trophies at NJ Breeders luncheon

  • Monday, January 16, 2012 | Carol Hodes

Manalapan, NJ --- Pacing star Roll With Joe and breeder White Birch Farm were among the honorees at the 55th annual New Jersey Breeders Awards luncheon on Sunday (Jan. 15) at Charley’s Other Brother in Eastampton, N.J.

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Freaky Speed For Frenchfrysnvinegar

  • Monday, January 16, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

For the second consecutive week Frenchfrysnvinegar was victorious in the $38,000 Preferred Trot at Woodbine Racetrack, and in Monday’s repeat effort she came within one-fifth of a second from matching the track record for older trotting mares set by Mystical Sunshine on May 29, 2006.

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Presidential Series Off To Swift Start

  • Sunday, January 15, 2012 | Meadowlands

Presidential Series off to swift start

East Rutherford, NJ --- The $40,000 opening round of the Presidential Series was a thriller Saturday night at the Meadowlands as both Golden Receiver and River Shark paced sub-1:49 miles.  

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Eight For 'Charlie', Five for Zeron, and Two For Peenie

  • Sunday, January 15, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

A white-hot trotter kept an impressive winning streak intact, a cagey reinsman enjoyed a banner night and a hard-knocking gelding posted his second consecutive victory while knocking off one of the hottest horses in harness racing – and it all happened at Woodbine Racetrack on Saturday evening.

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DSOA 15th Annual Awards Dinner Honors Delaware Standouts

  • Saturday, January 14, 2012 | Marv Bachrad

DOVER, Del. ---- A large turnout of nearly 400 horsemen, legislators and friends of racing turned out for the 15th annual Delaware Standardbred Owners Association (DSOA) Awards Dinner at the Dover Sheraton Hotel Friday, Jan. 13, 2012.

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Bettor Cover Lover settled in well and ready

  • Friday, January 13, 2012 | Harnesslink.com

Top harness racing mare Bettor Cover Lover has settled in well at the Woodend property of Dave and Cath Butt and is set to trial at Addington Raceway next Monday (January 16) according to co-trainer Brent Mangos.

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2012 Standardbred Horse Hall of Fame inductees announced

  • Friday, January 13, 2012 | Harness Racing Museum

Goshen, NY --- The Living Horse Hall of Fame nominating committee of the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame has announced the results of recent balloting to determine the 2012 inductees into the Harness Racing Living Horse Hall of Fame. Annual members (in good standing) voted for the two horses they felt best exemplified greatness. Their choices are racehorses Rocknroll Hanoverand Rainbow Blue.

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Six Straight For Holy Halibut

  • Friday, January 13, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Extending his winning streak to six-in-a-row was like shooting fish in a barrel for trotter Holy Halibut at Woodbine Racetrack on Thursday evening.

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Frenchfrysnvinegar Back To Victory Lane

  • Monday, January 9, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

O’Brien Award finalist Frenchfrysnvinegar was a winner at Woodbine Racetrack on Monday evening in what was just her second start off the shelf since capturing last year’s Breeders Crown Mare Trot at the Rexdale oval.

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Llloyd Arnold Passes Away at 82

  • Monday, January 9, 2012 | Marv Bachrad

Lloyd Arnold, a prominent horse and racetrack owner who lived in Dover, Del. from
the late 1990s and early 2000s, passed away at age 82 on Jan. 8, 2012.

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Waiona realised a mission set by his trainer

  • Monday, January 9, 2012 | Harnesslink.com

Former Victorian pacer Waiona realised a mission set by his harness racing trainer Rohan Hillier about three months ago when he scored a narrow but game win in the $20,000 Radio Sport National Hobart Pacing Cup over 3060 metres at Tattersall's Park in Hobart tonight (Sunday).

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Tetrick Wins Five At The Meadowlands

  • Sunday, January 8, 2012 | Standardbred Canada

Tim Tetrick, North America's leading money earning driver of 2011, dominated the second night of racing at the new Meadowlands Racetrack scoring five victories on the 13-race card, including one with Preferred Pace winner Andy Roo.

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Winston: A Mini Sold By Winbak

  • Saturday, January 7, 2012 | Heather Vitale Moffett

Video Description: Sharon Kirby tells us a story about Ben Stafford, who looks tough but don't judge a book by its cover! Ben is a softie and this story about something that happened at a recent Winbak Farm Sale tells it all! Our race in this segment features Young And Foolish as we see Bart Dalious come from behind with a big pay off at Harrington Raceway!

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Winbak Offers Discount For Early Bookings

  • Friday, January 6, 2012 | Winbak Farm

Winbak Farm will be giving a $1,000 discount to anybody who books by the end of February to Riverboat King and Village Jove.

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SCHOOLKIDS, FANCYFREESHARK WIN $31,000, $30,000 CO-FEATURES

  • Sunday, January 1, 2012 | Marv Bachrad

DOVER, Del. --- Schoolkids went right to the front to win the $31,000 Preferred/Open pace while Fancyfreeshark came from off the pace to take the $30,000 Delaware Special in the twin-feature races on Monday, Jan. 2 at Dover Downs. 

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