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2018 NEWS

Sophomore pacing lasses downstate in $172,499 NYSS Art Watson Pace

Tuesday, June 19, 2018  By: Frank Drucker

Yonkers, NY --- New York Sire Stakes return downstate Thursday night (June 21), with Yonkers Raceway hosting the $172,499 Art Watson Pace for 3-year-old fillies.

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Starznheaven blazes 1:49.4 mile at Plainridge

Monday, June 18, 2018  By: Tim Bojarski

Plainville, MA --- Starznheaven remained undefeated at Plainridge Park after scoring his third consecutive top-class win when he went from worst to first in the blink of an eye to win the $16,000 Winners Over Handicap Pace on Monday afternoon (June 18). 

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Slick Tony continues DSBF dominance

Monday, June 18, 2018  By: Matt Sparacino

Harrington, DE --- George Leager's Slick Tony ($2.10, Russell Foster) completed a sweep of his Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund 3-year-old male pace eliminations at Harrington Raceway Monday (June 18) with a 1:53.1 win in the first of two $20,000 divisions.

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So Awesome lives up to her name in Gaitway qualifiers

Monday, June 18, 2018  By: Ken Weingartner, USTA Media Relations Manager

Manalapan, NJ --- Trainer Scott DiDomenico got his first look at a new addition to his stable during Monday’s (June 18) qualifiers for 2-year-olds at Gaitway Farm while trainer Ron Burke got his final look at a number of horses that will soon begin their racing careers. Both were pleased.

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Sire Stakes in spotlight at Monticello

Monday, June 18, 2018  By: Shawn Wiles

Monticello, NY --- It was the hottest day of the year thus far at Monticello Raceway on Monday afternoon (June 18) as temperatures broached 90 degrees as the New York Sires Stakes 3-year-old pacing colts and geldings came to town.

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Sophomore pacing colts in NYSS on Monday at Monticello

Friday, June 15, 2018  By: Shawn Wiles

Monticello, NY --- The marquee division of the New York Sire Stakes featuring 3-year-old pacing colts will be showcased on Monday (June 18) at Monticello Raceway.

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Shower Play spurts into Fan Hanover

Thursday, June 14, 2018  By: Ray Cotolo

Milton, ON --- A force to reckon on the Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots circuit last season, Rene Dion trainee Shower Play makes her Grand Circuit debut Saturday (June 16) in the C$415,000 Fan Hanover on the Pepsi North America Cup undercard at Woodbine Mohawk Park.

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Cummings brothers sweep NYSS at Buffalo Raceway

Wednesday, June 13, 2018  By: Brian J. Mazurek

Hamburg, NY --- It was a family affair in the New York Sire Stakes for the 3-year-old filly pacers on Wednesday night (June 13) at Buffalo Raceway as the Cummings brothers swept both divisions of the series.

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Slick Tony heads DSBF colts Monday at Harrington

Monday, June 11, 2018  By: Matt Sparacino

Harrington, DE --- George Leager's Slick Tony ($3.60, Russell Foster) was a 1:53.4 winner in the first leg of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund stakes for 3-year-old pacing colts and geldings Monday (June 11) at Harrington Raceway.

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NYSS sophomore filly pacers at Buffalo Raceway on Wednesday

Monday, June 11, 2018  By: Brian J. Mazurek

Hamburg, NY --- Wisdom Tree and Tell Me A Joke each have a victory this season in the New York Sire Stakes for the 3-year-old filly pacers and they are the ones to beat in their respective divisions on Wednesday night (June 13) when the series arrives at Buffalo Raceway.

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More Freshmen At The Meadowlands

Saturday, June 09, 2018  By: Standardbred Canada

The Saturday, June 9 Breakfast With The Babies (BWTB) sponsored by Jules Siegel’s Fashion Farm was conducted under perfect conditions on a clear, windless morning with temperatures in the 70’s. The track surface at The Meadowlands was rated as fast.

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Lather Up Razor Sharp In Cup Elims

Saturday, June 09, 2018  By: Standardbred Canada

Lather Up dashed through the inside when leaders Lost In Time and Courtly Choice hooked wheels into the stretch and sprinted to a 1:49.2 victory in his elimination for the North America Cup on Saturday, June 9 at Woodbine Mohawk Park.

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A 'Choice' N.A. Cup Contender

Wednesday, June 06, 2018  By: Standardbred Canada

Somehow the fastest three-year-old pacer in North America is heading into Saturday's 2018 Pepsi North America Cup eliminations flying somewhat under the radar.

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Eliminations set for 35th Pepsi North America Cup

Tuesday, June 05, 2018  By: Mark McKelvie

Milton, ON --- The connections of 29 3-year-old pacers have decided to take their shot at harness racing glory and enter the eliminations for the 35th Pepsi North America Cup at Woodbine Mohawk Park.

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Starznheaven Shines At Plainridge

Monday, June 04, 2018  By: Standardbred Canada

After having made a break over an off-track in his last start at Yonkers Raceway 23 days ago, Starznheaven shipped into Massachusetts and regained his winning ways in taking the $14,000 Winner-Over pacing feature at Plainridge Park on Monday afternoon.

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NYSS sophomore pacing fillies invade Tioga Downs on Sunday

Friday, June 01, 2018  By: John Horne

Nichols, NY --- Three divisions of the New York Sire Stakes for 3-year-old pacing fillies will take center stage at Tioga Downs on Sunday (June 3). Each division will race for a purse of $40,600.

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Open Mares Ready To Mix It Up

Wednesday, May 30, 2018  By: Standardbred Canada

The action will heat up in the open pacing mare ranks Thursday evening (May 31) at Red Shores’ Charlottetown Driving Park.

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Fifty-Five N.A. Cup Eligibles Remain

Tuesday, May 29, 2018  By: Standardbred Canada

The Pepsi North America Cup is nearly here, and a total of 55 three-year-old pacers are eligible to be entered in the eliminations, which are scheduled for Saturday, June 9 at Woodbine Mohawk Park.

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Impressive sophomores win in PA All-Stars

Tuesday, May 29, 2018  By: the PHHA/Pocono

Wilkes-Barre, PA --- All three winners in their $30,000 divisions of the Pennsylvania All-Stars event for 3-year-old pacing colts on Monday (May 28) at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono were impressive in their own way, so we’ll just follow the chronology of the evening in reporting their victories.

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Courtly Choice Sets Vernon Track Record

Monday, May 28, 2018  By: John Horne, for Vernon Downs

The Miracle Mile welcomed three divisions of the New York Sire Stakes for 3-year-old colt pacers.

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Hi Sir scores at Rosecroft

Monday, May 28, 2018  By: Pete Medhurst

Ft. Washington, MD --- Horses that know how to win, rarely ever lose that touch in harness racing. While they might drop in class as they age, a winner knows where the wire is.

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Wisdom Tree defeats Youaremycandygirl at Saratoga

Sunday, May 27, 2018  By: Mike Sardella

Saratoga, NY --- There were three divisions of the $59,000p plus New York Sire Stakes for 3-year-old filly pacers contested on Sunday afternoon (May 27) at Saratoga Casino Hotel.

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Trump Nation, Alexa's Power take Rooney and Lismore

Saturday, May 26, 2018  By: Frank Drucker

Yonkers, NY --- The polls have closed and it’s officially Trump Nation.

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Tequila Monday wins Yonkers Distaff Derby

Friday, May 25, 2018  By: Frank Drucker

Yonkers, NY --- Tequila Monday (Brian Sears, $12.20), last season’s Lismore Pace victress, found some near-anniversary symmetry Friday night (May 25), winning Yonkers Raceway’s $44,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace.

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Celebrity Ruth Rallies To Win Top Trot

Thursday, May 24, 2018  By: Standardbred Canada

The only mare in the field, the four-year-old Archangel distaff Celebrity Ruth, showed her heels to the field in the $18,000 feature on “Trottin’ Thursday” at Harrah’s Philadelphia, taking a new lifetime best of 1:53.3.

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Summer Travel Pulls Up His Socks

Thursday, May 24, 2018  By: Standardbred Canada

Summer Travel disappointed as the betting favourite in his season’s debut on May 10 at Woodbine Mohawk Park, but in Thursday’s follow-up performance everything was just peachy.

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Badlands Delight Best At Buffalo

Wednesday, May 23, 2018  By: Standardbred Canada

For the past three weeks, Badlands Delight managed to get just a taste of the pie with second- and third-place finishes. But on Wednesday night (May 23), in Buffalo Raceway's featured $9,200 Open II Pace for the ladies, she was able to collect the biggest slice of the purse with a convincing 1-1/4 length victory over Hey Kobe in a seasonal best 1:55 over a fast track.

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Post positions drawn for Art Rooney, Lismore at Yonkers

Monday, May 21, 2018  By: Frank Drucker

Yonkers, NY --- Post positions have been drawn for Yonkers Raceway’s $300,000 Art Rooney Pace and $111,444 Lismore.

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Sophomores Star In SBOA Finals

Saturday, May 19, 2018  By: Standardbred Canada

Stakes season is officially underway at Woodbine Mohawk Park thanks to the three-year-old fillies that battled in Saturday’s SBOA Finals.

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Wes Delight Steals The Show

Saturday, May 19, 2018  By: Standardbred Canada

Wes Delight, who left the gate so quickly he lost his head number a couple of steps in, showed that having a few races under your girth can be an advantage even against the likes of Lost In Time, Stay Hungry, Nutcracker Sweet, and Hayden Hanover.

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Casino Classic Hits The Jackpot

Monday, May 14, 2018  By: Standardbred Canada

Ryan Holliday put the pedal to the metal early with Casino Classic in Monday’s $10,500 Fillies & Mares Preferred 2 for pacers, and the Robert Manders trainee rolled to a popular victory.

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Reynolds sophomore pacers, quickie mile lead Yonkers Saturday

Sunday, May 13, 2018  By: Frank Drucker

Yonkers, NY --- It’s a Reynolds Wrap.

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I think he's the real deal

Thursday, May 10, 2018  By: Ken Weingartner

Hightstown, NJ --- Mark Harder is hoping Wes Delight can provide a lot of joy this season.

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Sizzling Qualifier For Cup Eligible

Monday, May 07, 2018  By: Standardbred Canada

A pair of Blake MacIntosh-trained three-year-old pacers stole the show Monday morning (May 7) during a qualifying session at Woodbine Mohawk Park that included superstar Marion Marauder.

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National Debt Scores At Hippodrome 3R

Sunday, May 06, 2018  By: Standardbred Canada

The Jocelyn Gendron-driven National Debt was tops in the $6,000 Invitational-Handicap Pace on Sunday (May 6) at Hippodrome 3R.

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'Maggie' Has It Her Way In Series Final

Friday, May 04, 2018  By: Standardbred Canada

Friday night featured the Virginia O’Brien Pacing Series Final for fillies and mares at Saratoga Casino Hotel.

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Newborn Sassy breaks Harrington track record

Tuesday, May 01, 2018  By: Matt Sparacino

Harrington, DE --- CC Racing and Jo Ann Looney-King's Newborn Sassy ($3, Tim Tetrick) was a decisive 1:51.2 winner and became the fastest pacing mare in Harrington Raceway history Tuesday (May 1) in the $15,000 Mares Open.

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Vic's Winner captures Dexter Cup elimination

Sunday, April 29, 2018  By: the USTA Communications Department

Columbus, OH ---Joie De Vie Farm and Winbak Farm's Vic's Winner took advantage of a pocket trip to nip On The Ropes by a neck in 1:57 in the $44,600 Dexter Cup elimination for 3-year-old trotters on Saturday (April 28) at Freehold Raceway.

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Morrill Jr. sweeps Saturday Weiss Series action

Saturday, April 28, 2018  By: by PHHA/Pocono

Wilkes-Barre, PA --- Driver Jim Morrill Jr. was victorious in both $15,000 divisions of fourth and final preliminary leg of the Bobby Weiss Series for pacing males over good going Saturday night (April 28) at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. His method of racing the winners, however, couldn’t have been further apart.

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Eye-Catching Qualifiers At Mohawk

Friday, April 27, 2018  By: Standardbred Canada

A dozen qualifiers took place Friday morning at Woodbine Mohawk Park and sophomores were the stars of the day.

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Heitmann has double threat in Dexter Cup elimination

Thursday, April 26, 2018  By: Ken Weingartner

Hightstown, NJ --- Joie De Vie Farm and trainer Hermann Heitmann enter this year with three trotters eligible to August’s $1.2 million Hambletonian Stakes, and two of their hopefuls will be in action Saturday (April 28) in the $44,600 Dexter Cup elimination at Freehold Raceway.

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Maryland stakes purses will total $1.8 million in 2018

Thursday, April 26, 2018  By: Tom LaMarra

Laurel, MD --- Purses for the Maryland Sire Stakes and Maryland Standardbred Race Fund events this year will total $1.8 million based on a budget approved by the Maryland Racing Commission April 26.

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Breeders Crown freshman event purses again hiked to $600,000

Friday, April 13, 2018  By: Moira Fanning

Cranbury, NJ --- The Hambletonian Society, which owns and administers the Breeders Crown series, will raise the purses of the four freshman divisions of the Breeders Crown races from $500,000 to $600,000 each for 2018, making them the richest events for 2-year-olds of each gender and gait in the country.

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King hopes E.T. can dial up a win in DSBF final

Wednesday, March 28, 2018  By: Ken Weingartner

Hightstown, NJ --- He’s known around the barn as E.T., but Evolution Tour is not from outer space --- even if trainer Jim King Jr. says with a laugh the gelding is “an alien.”

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Fields Set For Petticoat, Sagamore Hill

Thursday, March 22, 2018  By: Standardbred Canada

Yonkers Raceway offers up its two richest races of the season to date next week, wrapping up the Petticoat and Sagamore Hill Pacing Series, respectively.

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Dudesalady Exceeding Expectations

Tuesday, March 20, 2018  By: Standardbred Canada

When it comes to the Blue Chip Matchmaker Series, Dudesalady is a bit of a young lady. She is one of only two four-year-olds racing in the six-week event, but out to prove she can hold her own against some of harness racing’s best older female pacers.

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National Debt Decisive In 30th Win

Tuesday, March 20, 2018  By: Standardbred Canada

An assertive dispatch from National Debt ($2.80) put him in prime position to capture Tuesday’s (March 20) co-featured $11,500 Preferred 2 Pace at The Raceway at Western Fair District, and he lived up to the billing after dismissing Don McWhite up the far side and drawing clear decisively in the home straight.

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The Dark Shadow Prevails In Slugfest

Monday, March 19, 2018  By: Standardbred Canada

The Dark Shadow thwarted Bilbo Hanover twice — once in the first quarter and again in the last — en route to victory in Monday’s feature at The Meadows, a $13,000 conditioned pace.

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Print Media Springs Rideau Upset

Sunday, March 18, 2018  By: Standardbred Canada

Print Media ($37.00) lifted late up the open stretch to upset in the featured $8,550 pacing event at Rideau Carleton Raceway on Sunday night (March 18), while Raising Richard ($8.10) drew off comfortably in the week’s top trotting event in the nation’s capital.

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Burn Brighter, Evolution Tour win $20,000 DSBF prelims

Thursday, March 15, 2018  By: Marv Bachrad

Dover, DE --- The combination of driver Tim Tetrick, trainer Jim King Jr. and owner Jo Ann Looney-King ruled both ends of the daily double, each a $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund first leg 3-year-old male pace preliminary on Thursday (March 15) at Dover Downs. 

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Ibetyoucanwiggle, Pedal Power win $20,000 DSBF prelims

Wednesday, March 14, 2018  By: Marv Bachrad

Dover, DE --- Ibetyoucanwiggle caught favorite Go Sandy Go in the final strides in one of two $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund first leg 3-year-old filly pace preliminaries while Pedal Power won her division easily on a windy Wednesday (March 14) at Dover Downs. Corey Callahan had a four bagger. 

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Archangel's 2018 Book is Full & Closed

Thursday, March 08, 2018  By: Elizabeth Cheesman

Winbak Farm of Ontario is happy to announce that Archangel’s 2018 book is full and closed.

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London Selected Yearling Sale announces dates

Thursday, February 22, 2018  By: London Selected Yearling Sale

London, ON --- Forest City Standardbred Sales and Standardbred Canada are proud to announce the dates for the 2nd Annual London Selected Yearling Sale are Saturday (Oct. 13) and

 Sunday (Oct. 14) beginning at 12 noon each day.

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Goldstar Badlands 'Cleans Up'

Saturday, February 17, 2018  By: Standardbred Canada

Goldstar Badlands took home overall Horse Of The Year honours as well as Older Pacing Horse honours Saturday night during the The Raceway at Western Fair District’s Annual Awards Night which honoured the top performers of 2017.

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Goshen Yearling Sale set for Sept. 9

Friday, February 16, 2018  By: U.S. Trotting Communications

Middletown, NY---The fourth annual Goshen Yearling Sale has been set for Sunday (Sept. 9) at the Mark Ford Training Center in Middletown, NY, just down the road from the Goshen Historic Track, the “Cradle of the Trotter.” 

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A conversation with Julie Miller

Monday, February 05, 2018  By: Ken Weingartner

Hightstown, NJ --- Julie Miller enjoyed a memorable 2017. The year began with her induction into the Iowa Harness Racing Hall of Fame, where she joined her father, Owen Julius, and continued through the season with a string of stakes wins and notable Grand Circuit performances.

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Shadow Play's 2018 book is full and closed

Wednesday, January 31, 2018  By: Blue Chip Farms

Wallkill, NY --- Blue Chip Farms is pleased to announce that the book for Shadow Play is full and closed for 2018.

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NYSS 2018 schedule confirmed

Tuesday, January 30, 2018  By: New York Sire Stakes

Schenectady, NY --- The Agriculture & New York State Horse Breeding Development Fund today released the approved schedules for the 2018 New York Sire Stakes season, announcing that this year’s $1.8 million NYSS finals will be hosted at Yonkers Raceway on Saturday (Sept. 22).

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Delaware's 2017 Standouts Feted

Friday, January 12, 2018  By: Standardbred Canada

Just under 300 horsemen, legislators, including the governor of Delaware John Carney, and friends of harness racing in the First State turned out for the 21st annual Delaware Standardbred Owners Association (DSOA) Awards Dinner at the Modern Maturity Center, in Dover, on Friday, Jan. 12.

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