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News and Insight On Winbak Farm

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

2011 NEWS

Dead Heat For Distaff Pacer Of The Year Honors

Saturday, December 31, 2011  By: harnesslink.com

Foaled just one day apart and raised in adjoining stalls, Barbra Ann and Maeve have been harness racing stablemates from the beginning. Inseparable since day one, they've grown and frolicked together, were broke and trained down together, and together for the past two seasons have terrorized the filly pacing division of the Maine Sire Stakes program.

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Charlie Is A Joker Makes It Eight Straight

Friday, December 30, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

Charlie Is A Joker laughed off his recent poor post draw luck and trotted to his eighth consecutive win on Friday night at Woodbine Racetrack.

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Callahan Ends 2011 At Dover With Six-Pack

Thursday, December 29, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

Dover Downs closed out the 2011 of its meet on Thursday, Dec. 29 with meet leading driver Corey Callahan recording a six-pack of wins.

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Vintage Master to stand at Winbak of Ontario

Thursday, December 29, 2011  By: harnessracing.com

World Champion and double-millionaire Vintage Master p,2,1:57.4; 3,1:49.2f; 4,1:48.1f ($2,119,713), by Western Ideal and from Art’s Vintage (by Artsplace), will be retired from racing and will stand in Ontario at Winbak Farm of Canada. His stud fee has been set at C$3,500.

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Divisional 2011 Dan Patch Winners

Tuesday, December 27, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

San Pail was a big winner again and Check Me Out dominated once more.

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Racing Roundup: No Bad Luck, Docdor Libby win Monday co-features at Dover

Monday, December 26, 2011  By: Marv Bachrad

Dover, DE --- Both No Bad Luck and Docdor Libby dropped down from the Open ranks to win $16,000 splits of the filly and mare feature on Monday at Dover Downs.

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Who is New York Trainer, Brandon Loomis?

Monday, December 26, 2011  By: harnesslink.com

Just over a year ago at Saratoga Raceway Brandon Loomis trained and drove his first winner. Now some 13 months later the 27-year-old New York native is experiencing more highs in harness racing. On November 23 Oneida born and educated Loomis bolstered his small stable to five by purchasing Magical Mike gelding, Ticker Tape.

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'Shark' Attack In Western Fair Preferreds

Monday, December 26, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

Part Shark and First Rate Shark romped to a pair of victories in their respective Preferred assignments during the Boxing Day card at Western Fair Raceway on Monday afternoon.

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Delightful Diva, Fool's Revenue win Final Night Co-Features at Yonkers

Friday, December 23, 2011  By: Frank Drucker

Yonkers, NY --- Yonkers Raceway put a lid on its 2011 racing season Friday night (Dec. 23), with its usual pair of $38,000 co-features.

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Roll With Joe Named NJ S-Bred Of The Year

Thursday, December 22, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

Roll With Joe, who has been named the 2011 New Jersey Standardbred Horse of the Year, is a 21st century champion with his own website and Facebook page.

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NEW YORK EXCELSIOR SERIES / STATE FAIR RACES 2012

Thursday, December 22, 2011  By: NY Breeders

NEW YORK EXCELSIOR SERIES / STATE FAIR RACES 2012

SCHEDULE OF PAYMENTS (IN U.S. FUNDS)

Must be nominated as a yearling to the New York Sire Stakes program ($50 fee) or supplemented the Fund.

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CONDITIONS 2012 New York Sire Stakes Fall Harvest Races

Thursday, December 22, 2011  By: NY Breeders

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

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2011 O’Brien Award Finalists Announced

Wednesday, December 21, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

On Wednesday, December 21, Standardbred Canada announced the finalists for the 2011 O’Brien Awards, which honour Canada’s best in harness racing over the past season.

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Changes for Buffalo in 2012

Wednesday, December 21, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

Buffalo Raceway, in Hamburg, New York will open its 70th season of live harness racing on Wednesday, January 11, but never in its history has a Buffalo meet opened with so many changes. “I don’t think there’s a track in the country that has accomplished more in an offseason than what has been done this autumn, especially in the stable area,” said the track's COO, Jim Mango.

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2011 O'Brien Award Finalists Announced

Wednesday, December 21, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

Standardbred Canada has announced the finalists for the 2011 O’Brien Awards, which honor Canada’s best in harness racing over the past season. The awards are named in honor of the late Joe O’Brien, an outstanding horseman and a member of the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame. The winners will be announced at the annual O’Brien Awards banquet on Saturday, Jan. 28.

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Brennan Driver of the Year; Noble a Rising Star Return Home (Press release)

Wednesday, December 21, 2011  By: harnessracingupdate

They’ve been locked in a furious 1-2 chase for the na- tional championship in driving wins during 2011, so it seems appropriate that George Brennan would be voted the U.S. Harness Writers' Association (USHWA) 2011 Driver of the Year and Dan Noble would receive honors as USHWA's Rising Star Award recipient.

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Cantelon Scores First Career Win

Wednesday, December 21, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

Four-year-old pacing mare Rhythm Of My Art returned to the track after a year and half layoff and provided 23-year-old driver Todd Cantelon with his very first career win on Wednesday night at Georgian Downs.

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Banner Year For Yonkers Raceway

Tuesday, December 20, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

At Yonkers Raceway, 2011 was a very good year for harness racing.

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Frog Juice Claims 1:54 Win In Dover Co-Feature

Sunday, December 18, 2011  By: Marv Bachrad

Dover, DE --- Geldings Frog Juice and Lou’s Bad Yankee and fillies Joy Vey and Music Row won the four $10,000 co-feature paces on Sunday, Dec. 18, at Dover Downs.

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Improvements to NYSS in 2012

Friday, December 16, 2011  By: NYSS.com

The Agriculture and New York State Horse Breeding Development Fund Board, in conjunction with the Harness Horse Breeders of New York State, has approved significant changes to the 2012 New York Sire Stakes racing conditions and schedule that will provide owners of horses of varying ability more flexibility and opportunity to race in the state.

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Six Straight For Charlie Is A Joker

Saturday, December 10, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

he Per Henriksen-trained Charlie Is A Joker toted a five-race winning streak into his Friday evening assignment at Woodbine Racetrack, and the photogenic gelding had no problem getting the job done again.

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Giant T On A Mission

Friday, December 09, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

Giant T won his 15th race of the season on Thursday at Monticello Raceway with Bruce Aldrich, Jr. in the sulky he also has a modest two-race win streak and if he wins one more race he will be in a virtual tie with Lorenzo Dream for being one of only two trotters in the U.S. to have 16 wins so far this year.

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Yonkers Card Highlighted By Opens

Friday, December 09, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

Millionairess-in-waiting Symphony In Motion stuck her tongue out at the right time Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's co-featured $38,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace with driver Jason Bartlett in tow.

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The Prophet Mary Wins Autumn Final

Thursday, December 08, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

The Prophet Mary turned a ground-saving journey into a maiden-breaking score in the $50,000 Autumn Stakes Final for two-year-old pacing fillies on Thursday at Woodbine Racetrack.

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Who Are The Champion Pacers of 2011?

Wednesday, December 07, 2011  By: Dean Hoffman

Columbus, OH --- In my previous column, I looked at what I thought were some of the top contenders for trotting honors in the year-end voting to be concluded soon. Now it’s time to look at the pacers.

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Top DSBF Money Earners

Tuesday, December 06, 2011  By: Elizabeth Lewis-House

Winbak Farm-sired horses performed a complete sweep of the DSBF Finals this past weekend by winning the two-year-old filly trot, the two-year-old filly pace, the two-year-old colt trot, and the two-year-old colt pace $100,000 DSBF Finals. Also, Winbak-sired horses won the DSBF Consolations for two-year-old colt pace and two-year-old filly pace. 

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NYSS Announces Changes For 2012

Tuesday, December 06, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

The Agriculture and New York State Horse Breeding Development Fund Board, in conjunction with the Harness Horse Breeders of New York State, has approved significant changes to the 2012 New York Sire Stakes racing conditions and schedule that will provide owners of horses of varying ability more flexibility and opportunity to race in the state.

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Plenty of Contenders for Cleveland Classic

Tuesday, December 06, 2011  By: Ayers Ratliff

Northfield, OH --- The $150,000 Jay Auto Group Cleveland Classic, Northfield Park’s richest stakes event, is scheduled for this Saturday (Dec. 10.)

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Western Fair Feature to Allamerican Motive

Monday, December 05, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

The trip was sweet and the finish was even sweeter for Allamerican Motive, who kicked off cover to take home top prize in the $15,000 Preferred Pace at Western Fair Raceway on Monday.

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Speedy Dead Heat At Pompano

Monday, December 05, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

In one of the fastest dead heat clockings in track history dating to 1964, three-year-old pacing fillies JK Geronimo and Southwind Trini raced a mile and could not be separated by the photo finish camera at the conclusion of the third race on Monday evening at Pompano Park.

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Bruce Richardson - 2,555 wins and counting

Monday, December 05, 2011  By: Duane Ranger

Arthur (Ontario) born and raised harness racing driver Bruce Richardson recently claimed his third driving premiership at Hanover Raceway. It was his fifth title in a career spanning back to 1990. He has also been champion twice at Clinton Raceway.

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Brandon Lee Bartley's life is all horse-power

Sunday, December 04, 2011  By: Duane Ranger

Brandon Lee Bartley has always dreamt of being a harness racing driver. But the 26-year-old Groveport (Ohio) native is also a realist. That's why he sells cars for a living and drives horses part-time.

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Windshield, Flying Instructor win $100,000 DSBF frosh finals

Sunday, December 04, 2011  By: Marv Bachrad

Dover, DE --- For the second straight night, a favorite in Windshield and an upsetter in Flying Instructor, won $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund 2-year-old finals for male trotters and pacers at Dover Downs on Sunday (Dec. 4).

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Carabella, she's back with impressive win!

Saturday, December 03, 2011  By: harnesslink.com

2011 Harness Racing Horse of the Year Carabella returned to the winners circle with an impressive performance against tough opposition at last night's (Friday) New Zealand Metropolitan Trotting Club meeting held at Addington Raceway.

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Commitment To Win, No Picnic take $100,000 DSBF finals

Saturday, December 03, 2011  By: Marv Bachrad

DOVER, Del--- Commitment To Win pulled a stunning 12-1 upset while No Picnic scored a courageous victory in the two Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund $100,000 finals for trotters and pacers respectively. Dover Downs on Saturday, Dec. 3. Driver Jon Roberts joined the 2,000 win club.

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Dates Set For Lexington Selected Sale

Saturday, December 03, 2011  By: harnesslink.com

Sale dates for 2012 have been announced for the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale. The sale, to be held as usual at the Fasig-Tipton Pavilion, will begin on Wednesday, Oct. 3 and continue though Sunday, Oct. 7. The auction will coincide with The Red Mile's Grand Circuit meet.

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Two $100,000 DSBF finals Saturday at Dover Downs

Friday, December 02, 2011  By: Marv Bachrad

Dover, DE --- The Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund 2-year-old filly finals for trotters and pacers are set for this Saturday (Dec. 3) at Dover Downs. First post is 5:30 p.m.

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This Horse Is No Joke

Thursday, December 01, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

Charlie Is A Joker toted a four-race winning streak into his $19,000 conditioned assignment at Woodbine Racetrack on Thursday evening, and pushing the streak to five turned out to be a piece of cake for the Per Henriksen pupil.

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Dude Did It In A Shocker

Thursday, December 01, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

Owner/trainer Melissa Killen got an immediate return on her investment when Duke Did It eked out a narrow victory at long odds in Thursday’s $12,000 Preferred Pace at Kawartha Downs.

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Late-blooming Dream Our Way finally finds way to winner's circle

Monday, November 28, 2011  By: Charlene Sharpe

Fort Washington, MD --- In 2008, Maryland horseman Mark Callahan turned 4-year-old pacer Dream Our Way out. Three years later, the horse was still in the same field at the farm belonging to Joan Breeding and Richard Schreiber.

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Burke Brigade Sweeps Final Matron

Sunday, November 27, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

Hammered down to odds of 1-9 after winning their respective eliminations, the Ron Burke entry of Hugadragon and Westwardho Hanover swept the top two spots in the $221,465 Matron Three-Year-Old Colt Pace as expected on Sunday night at Dover Downs.

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Alleigh Girl wins sixth straight in DSBF prelims at Dover

Saturday, November 26, 2011  By: Marv Bachrad


Dover, DE--- Trotters Alleigh Girl and La Vita Loca Rusty and pacers Seboomook Hooter, Genie's Genie and No Picnic won Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund second leg preliminaries on Saturday (Nov. 26) at Dover Downs.

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Change Of Season To Bring Change Of Luck?

Friday, November 25, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

They have been, undoubtedly, a tough-luck duo, but trainer Rob Fellows is hoping the resilient Vimy Ridge and Piston Broke find their share of good luck when they line up behind the gate in their respective Autumn Stakes eliminations on Monday at Woodbine Racetrack.

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"Always A Pleasure" To Meet The Fans

Wednesday, November 23, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

Top North American harness driver Tim Tetrick will be making his first-ever appearance at The Raceway at the Western Fair District this Saturday (November 23), and 'The Bionic Man' is looking forward to his debut at the London, Ont. half-miler.

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Forest City draw complete

Tuesday, November 22, 2011  By: Raceway at Western Fair District Media Relations

London, ON --- Several of this year’s star performers, on the track and in the bike, will be at The Raceway at Western Fair District this Saturday night (Nov. 26) for the C$195,000 Forest City Pace, the feature event of the Fall Meet at the London, Ontario racetrack.

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George W. Teague Jr - $31m and counting

Monday, November 21, 2011  By: harnesslink

Even after all the numerous awards and big stakes races he's won in America, master harness racing trainer George Teague Jr still puts a lot of his success down to luck. The Delaware horseman is also one of the sport's most humble horsemen and is quick to deflect praise.

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Roll With Joe Honored in New York

Monday, November 21, 2011  By: John Pawlak

Columbus, OH --- Blue Chip Bloodstock, Winbak Farm, Not To Worry Stable and Steve Demeter’s Roll With Joe, the sport’s leading moneywinner in 2011, was named New York’s Horse of the Year. The award was announced at Sunday’s New York Sire Stakes and U.S. Trotting Association District 8 banquet at Batavia Downs.

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Racing Roundup: Artists Rally wins Delaware Special at Dover

Monday, November 21, 2011  By: harness publicists

Monday’s (Nov 21) Racing Roundup features results stories from Dover Downs and Monticello Raceway.

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Hugadragon, Westwardho Hanover win Matron Stakes eliminations

Sunday, November 20, 2011  By: Marv Bachrad

Dover, DE --- Westwardho Hanover, winner of last Sunday’s $330,000 Progress Pace, and Hugadragon were in top form, scoring impressive, front-pacing, sub-1:50 victories to win $32,745 Matron Stakes eliminations for 3-year-old colt pacers on Sunday (Nov. 20) at Dover Downs.

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'Cheddar' Romps In 'Windy City'

Saturday, November 19, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

Multiple stakes winner Betterthancheddar extended his end of season win streak to five with a wire-to-wire romp in the 29th edition of the $175,000 Windy City Pace for three-year-olds during a stakes-filled card of harness racing at Maywood Park on Friday night.

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Alleigh Girl Pushes Streak To Five

Saturday, November 19, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

The public choices responded with impressive victories in the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) first leg $20,000 preliminaries for two-year-old fillies at Dover Downs on Saturday, Nov. 19.

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Delaware Breeders legs for 2YO fillies held at Dover

Saturday, November 19, 2011  By: harnessracing.com

The public choices responded with impressive victories in four Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) first leg preliminaries, each worth $20,000, for 2-year-old fillies at Dover Downs on Saturday, Nov. 19. Meet-leading driver Corey Callahan had three winners.

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All Heart Gal Pulls Off 18-1 Upset

Saturday, November 19, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

Dismissed at 18-1, Winbak Farm Graduate All Heart Gal unleashed a powerful first over move that carried her to a stunning victory in Friday’s $22,500 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows.

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Favorites prevail in Delaware-bred preliminaries at Dover

Saturday, November 19, 2011  By: Marv Bachrad

Dover, DE --- The public choices responded with impressive victories in five $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) first leg preliminaries for 2-year-old fillies at Dover Downs on Saturday, Nov. 19, where meet-leading driver Corey Callahan had three winners.

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Betterthancheddar dominates in the $175,000 Windy City Pace

Saturday, November 19, 2011  By: Tom Kelley

Maywood, IL --- Continuing his late-season run at divisional honors among the 3-year-old colt pacing set, Steve Calhoun and West Wins Stables’ Betterthancheddar continued to emphatically state his case for a Dan Patch Award by destroying seven other sophomores by 5-½ lengths while taking Friday’s $175,000 Windy City Pace at Maywood Park in an effortless 1:52.3.

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From The Great White North: Frenchfry surprise

Friday, November 18, 2011  By: Karen Briggs

Toronto, ON --- We all know by now that the Oct. 29 Breeders Crown, at Toronto’s Woodbine Racetrack, dealt us a few surprises -- not the least of which was that, while conditions remained relatively mild and cooperative in the Great White North, the weather deities were not nearly so magnanimous south of the border.

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Pocono annouces 2012 racing schedule

Friday, November 18, 2011  By: Jennifer Starr

Wilkes-Barre, PA --- A doubleheader on Kentucky Derby Day and an additional day per week of racing in July and August are two of the changes in the new Pocono racing schedule for 2012, as announced by Vice President of Racing Operations, Dale Rapson.

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New Stallions for 2012- Trotting

Thursday, November 17, 2011  By: Norman Hall

Harrisburg is over and the new stallions for 2012 are being announced - slowly it seems compared to other years. So far only four new trotting sires and a couple of retirees of note.

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Betterthancheddar looks to continue march towards divisional honors

Thursday, November 17, 2011  By: Tom Kelley

Maywood, IL --- Riding a four-race winning streak and with the possibility of a divisional crown for Three-Year-Old Pacing Colt of the Year on the line, Steve Calhoun and West Wins Stables Betterthancheddar has been installed as the overwhelming 3-5 morning line favorite as he takes on seven rivals in Friday’s featured event at Maywood Park, the $175,000 Windy City Pace.

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Badlands Hanover Yearling Prices Soar

Wednesday, November 16, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

“Moving Badlands Hanover to Ontario is paying multiple dividends,” Badlands Hanover Syndicate Manager John Celii has said. “We have experienced overwhelming support in both in the breeding shed and at the annual yearling sales. Since moving to Winbak-Ontario in 2009, 'Badlands' had bred a full book of mares three years in a row. Equally important, the quality of mares has been significantly enhanced.”

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Blissfull Breeze Reaches 50; Five For Zeron

Wednesday, November 16, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

Gold Cup & Saucer champion Blissfull Breeze extended his current win streak to four and notched his 50th career win in the featured $15,000 Preferred 2 Pace at Georgian Downs during Wednesday night’s harness racing program, which also saw driver Scott Zeron return to the winner’s circle five times while dominating the opening round of the Hump Day Claiming Series.

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'Beauty' And 'Cheddar' Favoured At Maywood

Wednesday, November 16, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

A couple of Canadian invaders have garnered some respect on the morning line for Maywood Park's Windy City Pace Night card, which will head postward Friday, November 18 in Illinois.

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Forest City Pace draws impressive field of nine

Tuesday, November 15, 2011  By: Western Fair Media Relations

London, ON --- This year’s Forest City Pace, the anchor of the current Fall Meet at The Raceway at Western Fair District, will feature Tim Tetrick’s debut at the London, Ontario half-miler and nine of the most elite pacing mares in North America including the recent Breeders Crown champion (Anndrovette) and the defending champion and Canada’s Horse of the Year (Dreamfair Eternal).

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Vote Now for 2011 Race of the Year

Tuesday, November 15, 2011  By: Harnessracing.com

It’s time to vote for the 2011 Race of the Year! As selected by the staff at harnessracing.com, here are the five finalists, in alphabetical order: Allerage Farms Older Horse Pace, won by We Will See; Breeders Crown Older Horse Trot, won by San Pail; William Haughton Memorial, won by Alexie Mattosie; Kentucky Futurity, won by Manofmanymissions; and Meadowlands Pace, won by Roll With Joe.

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Grand Circuit Report: Week of Nov. 13, 2011

Monday, November 14, 2011  By: Paul Ramlow

This Week: Maywood Park Grand Circuit, Maywood Park, Melrose Park, Illinois

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Racing Roundup: Lilywhites wins Saratoga feature

Sunday, November 13, 2011  By: harness publicists across North America

Saratoga Springs, NY -- Lillywhites made her local debut a winning one on Sunday afternoon at Saratoga Casino and Raceway. Sara Kimelman owns and trains the 6-year-old gray mare who drew the rail and went right down the road to win the fillies and mares open on the matinee card.

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Roll With Joe Wins Messenger Stakes

Sunday, November 13, 2011  By: Associated Press for Wallstreet Journal

YONKERS, N.Y. — Roll With Joe, harness racing's richest horse this season, ended his career Saturday night with an easy victory in Yonkers Raceway's $401,000 Messenger Stakes

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2011 Black Book Complete

Sunday, November 13, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

The week-long sale extravaganza known as harness racing's Black Book Sale wrapped up on Saturday at Harrisburg's Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex Sales Arena.

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Canadians Click In American Nationals

Sunday, November 13, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

Balmoral Park played host to one of its biggest nights of the year on Saturday as six American National Stake finals were contested over the Crete oval. With almost $900,000 in purse money up for grabs and a large crowd on hand there were plenty of thrills and great performances despite gusting winds that at times exceeded 35 miles per hour.

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Betterthancheddar shines in American-National

Sunday, November 13, 2011  By: Tom Kelley, Balmoral

Crete, IL--Balmoral Park played host to one of its biggest night’s of the year on Saturday (Nov. 12) as six American-National Stakes finals were contested over the Crete oval. With almost $900,000 in purse money up for grabs and a large crowd on hand, there were plenty of thrills and great performances despite gusting winds that exceeded 35mph at times.

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Roll With Joe Wins Messenger Stakes

Sunday, November 13, 2011  By: Frank Drucker

Yonkers, NY--Roll With Joe (Ron Pierce) surprised no one Saturday night (Nov. 12), winning Yonkers Raceway's $401,000 Messenger Stakes for 3-year-old pacers.

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Roll With Joe Wins Messenger In Final Start

Saturday, November 12, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

Roll With Joe, driven by Ron Pierce, surprised no one Saturday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's $401,000 Messenger Stakes for three-year-olds.

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Betterthancheddar wins $225,000 pace at Balmoral

Saturday, November 12, 2011  By: Neil Milbert for Chicago Tribune

The stars of standardbred racing came out for the six American-National races on a blustery Saturday night at Balmoral Park.

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Grand Circuit Report: Week of November 20, 2011

Friday, November 11, 2011  By: Paul Ramlow

This Week: The 2011 Grand Circuit season has concluded. The 2012 schedule will be announced in January.

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Crown Winner Highlights Forest City Noms

Thursday, November 10, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

If the recent Breeders Crown final for open pacing mares was any indication, this year’s Forest City Pace, the highlight of the fall meet at The Raceway at Western Fair District should be memorable.

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Governor's Cup hopeful Escape The News continues to improve

Thursday, November 10, 2011  By: Kimberly French

Louisville, KY --- After his performance in a $22,540 division of the Tompkins-Geers at Tioga Downs on July 17, Joe Holloway recognized it was time to call the vet, so Escape The News could attain his true potential without causing bodily harm to himself or his handlers.

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Top horses head to Balmoral for American-National races

Thursday, November 10, 2011  By: Ken Churilla

Crete, IL --- Balmoral Park, Chicagoland’s premier harness horse racing facility, will play host to some of the top Standardbred racehorses when the prestigious American-National Stakes are contested this Saturday (Nov. 12).

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Winbak Farm Welcomes Broad Bahn

Thursday, November 10, 2011  By: Elizabeth Lewis-House

Winbak Farm of New York is proud to welcome Broad Bahn, winner of the 2011 Hambletonian.

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University studies compliment Winbak job

Wednesday, November 09, 2011  By: Duane Ranger

Elizabeth Lewis-House can't believe just how much her bachelor's degree is helping her in her chosen career. In March the 24-year-old landed what she described as a 'dream harness racing job' spearheading the public relations and marketing department at Winbak Farm in Chesapeake, Maryland.

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Badlands Nitro returns to Winbak New York

Wednesday, November 09, 2011  By: Winbak Farm

Chesapeake City, MD --- John Celii and George Teague, Jr. announced today that they have agreed to return Badlands Nitro p,3,1:50f to Joe and JoAnn Thomson’s Winbak Farm of New York for the 2012 breeding season.

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Roll With Joe draws 3 post in Messenger

Tuesday, November 08, 2011  By: Frank Drucker

Yonkers, NY--Roll With Joe, the richest harness horse in North America this season, drew post position No. 3 for Yonkers Raceway's Messenger Stakes.

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Old & Young Headline 'Champion' Opener

Sunday, November 06, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

Veteran Daibin N and youngster Officernagentleman kicked off the Champion Series, winning their respective $15,000 divisions on Saturday night at Sudbury Downs. The series is for non-winners of $75,000 in 2011 as of Oct. 22.

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Chris Long Bags Himself A Quartet of Winners

Thursday, November 03, 2011  By: Harness Link

It was a huge night for harness racing driver Chris Long on Wednesday (November 2) at Saratoga Casino and Raceway as the veteran reinsman recorded a grand slam.

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With the passing of Malabar Man comes a flood of memories

Thursday, November 03, 2011  By: Frank Cotolo

You certainly know there are songs that you hear which instantly provoke a flood of memories. There are particular songs for particular individuals that bring back thoughts from various eras, igniting good and bad remembrances.

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Winbak Breds Keep On Winning

Wednesday, November 02, 2011  By: Ted Black special to Cecil Whig

One of the more popular phrases in harness racing for much of the past three decades has been "It All Comes down to the Breeders Crown," and last Saturday evening at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, Canada, a handful of pacers bred by Winbak Farm in Chesapeake City were on hand for the 12 lucrative Breeders Crown finals

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Racing Roundup: Winbak Delight scores in Monticello feature

Tuesday, November 01, 2011  By: harness publicists

Monticello, NY--One of the bigger stories around Monticello Raceway in recent months has been the emergence of Real Mystical, a 1:51.1 record pacer five years ago who has been the talk of the town of late.

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Roll With Joe headlines Messenger starters

Tuesday, November 01, 2011  By: Frank Drucker

Yonkers, NY--Roll With Joe, the richest harness horse in North America this season. leads six 3-year-olds—-four colts and two geldings--entered for Yonkers Raceway's Messenger Stakes.

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Betterthancheddar Better Than Nine Rivals in 3-Year-Old Pace

Sunday, October 30, 2011  By: Keith McCalmont

Betterthancheddar, with catch-driver Mark MacDonald pulling the strings in place of George Brennan, won a thrilling edition of the $501,950 Breeders Crown pace for three-year-old colts and geldings, with a late run along the cones.

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Anndrovette Cruises In Open Mare Pace

Saturday, October 29, 2011  By: John Siscos

Toronto, ON --- Fresh off of winning her elimination, heavy favorite Anndrovette delivered in the $300,000 Breeders Crown Open Mare Pace final on Saturday night (Oct. 29) at Woodbine Racetrack.

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2011 Breeders Crown In The Books

Saturday, October 29, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

Harness racing’s top athletes put on a fantastic show at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, Ont. on Saturday night during the prestigious Breeders Crown card featuring over $6 million in purses with all 12 championships on the same program for the first time ever in Canada. Trot Insider has provided updates on all the action below.

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Kesmodel One-Two In Open Mare Pace

Saturday, October 29, 2011  By: Bill Finley

Trainer Mark Kesmodel, who had never won a Breeders Crown race, got his victory and did so in style. The Kesmodel-trained Anndrovette, the 3-5 favorite, won the Open Mare Pace by 4 ½ lengths over stablemate Chancey Lady.

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Betterthancheddar wins tight finish in Crown 3CP

Saturday, October 29, 2011  By: John Siscos

Toronto, ON --- Betterthancheddar, steered remarkably by Mark MacDonald, knifed his way through on the inside in the late stretch to nail favored Roll With Joe on the wire, taking the $500,000 Breeders Crown 3-year-old Colt Pace on Saturday (Oct. 29) at Woodbine Racetrack.

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Frenchfrysnvinegar overcomes post 10 to win Mares Trot

Saturday, October 29, 2011  By: John Siscos

Toronto, ON --- The Breeders Crown got underway Saturday (Oct. 29) at Woodbine Racetrack with a stirring half-length victory by Frenchfrysnvinegar and driver Jody Jamieson, who nailed pacesetter Action-Broadway on the wire in 1:53.3 in the $300,000 Open Mare Trot.

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In the 3-Year-Old Pace, Whose Turn Will It Be?

Friday, October 28, 2011  By: Bill Finley

TORONTO–The only thing that has been consistent about North America’s top 3-year-old pacing colts is their inconsistency.

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In My Eyes, She's 2-1

Friday, October 28, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

Trainer Joe Holloway sends three horses into Saturday's Breeders Crown finals, with all three garnering 12-1 morning line odds. With six Breeders Crown trophies to his credit, his horses could provide horseplayers with great value.

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"French” Fries Foes in Opener

Friday, October 28, 2011  By: Keith McCalmont

Frenchfrysnvinegar and driver Jody Jamieson made quite the combo in the Open Mare Trot to kick off the lucrative Breeders Crown card at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto.

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Gillis Hopes His 10s Are Perfect

Friday, October 28, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

Canada’s leading money earning trainer Jeff Gillis may have just about had the worst luck at the post draw for the $6.2 million Breeders Crown championships set for Saturday at Woodbine Racetrack, but no one is counting the Hillsburgh horseman out as he has some of the top picks on the card.

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Siblings Take Brother Act To Crown

Friday, October 28, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

Two brothers, separated by 363 days in age, have one goal in mind. For Mario and Ben Baillargeon, it’s all relative, as they team up to take a shot at Breeders Crown glory.

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Canadians Prominent In Crown Fields

Friday, October 28, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

Will there be a home-field advantage in Saturday's lucrative Breeders Crown finals at Woodbine Racetrack? Canadian-connected horses, owners, breeders, trainers and drivers look to figure prominently in harness racing's $6 million championship night.

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Racing Roundup: Pancleefandarpels nears a million in earnings

Friday, October 28, 2011  By: harness publicists around North America

Yonkers, NY --- Pancleefandarpels (Jim Pantaleano), knocking on the million-dollar door, edged closer on Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's co-featured $42,000 Fillies and Mares Open Handicap pace.

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DiDomenico hopes 'Cookie' is a monster in Breeders Crown

Wednesday, October 26, 2011  By: Ken Weingartner

Freehold, NJ --- Handsoffmycookie is 15-1 on the morning line, but with eight wins in nine starts, there is no question the filly is accustomed to finding her way to the winner’s circle.

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Teague Earns His First Training Title

Wednesday, October 26, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

Harrington Raceway awarded trainer George Teague Jr. with the leading trainer title Wednesday evening. With one day left in the 2011 meet, Teague has 70 training victories. Brothers Les (58 wins) and Wayne Givens (57) are in a battle for second.

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Draws held for Breeders Crown Open Trot, Sophomore Colt Pace

Tuesday, October 25, 2011  By: USTA Communications Department

Columbus, OH --- The post position draws for the Breeders Crown Open Trot and 3-year-old Colt Pace took place on Tuesday (Oct. 25) at WEGZ Stadium Bar in Vaughan.

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Winbak Farm is sad to announce the passing of Malabar Man

Tuesday, October 25, 2011  By: Winbak Farm

Winbak Farm is sad to announce the passing of trotting stallion, Malabar Man.

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With Crowns elims, table is set

Tuesday, October 25, 2011  By: Keith McCalmont

TORONTO--It was a chilly, overcast evening at Woodbine Saturday as nine eliminations decided the final fields for next Saturday’s Breeders’ Crown.

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Harrington Hosts DSBF FInals

Monday, October 24, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

Delaware’s top two-year-olds were showcased Monday in four $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) final events at Harrington Raceway.

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Jason Lynch: An up and coming star in Delaware

Monday, October 24, 2011  By: Charlene Sharpe

Delmar, DE --- Delaware driver Jason Lynch is quick to admit that getting a racehorse to the winner’s circle is a lot harder than he thought it was as a child when he decided he wanted to make a career of it.

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First draw set for Tuesday at Dover

Monday, October 24, 2011  By: Marv Bachrad

Dover, DE --- The first draw for the upcoming 43rd Dover Downs season takes place this Tuesday (Oct. 25).

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Racing Returns To Rosecroft

Monday, October 24, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

On a crisp October evening harness racing returned to Rosecroft for the first time in more than three years.

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Wide-open affair

Monday, October 24, 2011  By: Frank Cotolo

Once the season got into full swing, I began to blog and tweet my audience of harness bettors an opinion on the 2011 crop of sophomore colt pacers that has turned into the darn truth, for lack of a better term.

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Givens sweeps DSBF trotting finals

Monday, October 24, 2011  By: Matt Sparacino

Harrington, DE --- Delaware’s top 2-year-olds were showcased Monday (Oct. 24) in four $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund final events at Harrington Raceway.

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Betterthancheddar, Westwardho Hanover win BC elims

Sunday, October 23, 2011  By: Ken Weingartner

Toronto, ON--Betterthancheddar, with George Brennan steering, was the winner of the second $25,000 Breeders Crown elim for sophomore colt pacers on Saturday night (Oct. 22) at Woodbine Racetrack in 1:49.1.

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DSBF finals for freshman Monday night

Sunday, October 23, 2011  By: Matt Sparacino

Harrington, DE--Delaware’s top bred 2-year-old pacers and trotters will be showcased Monday (Oct. 23) at Harrington Raceway in four $100,000 final events in the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF).

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City Delight Wins Return at Saratoga Gaming And Raceway

Sunday, October 23, 2011  By: Saratoga Gaming And Raceway

City Delight made her return to Saratoga Casino and Raceway a winning one on Sunday afternoon.

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Breeders Crown Elims Complete

Saturday, October 22, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

Harness racing’s top three-year-olds and older horses gathered at Toronto’s Woodbine Racetrack on Saturday night to compete in the elimination round for the prestigious Breeders Crown championships and broke some long standing speed records in the process. Trot Insider has provided updates on all action below.

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Androvette sizzles in BC Mare Pace elim

Saturday, October 22, 2011  By: Frank and Ray Cotolo

Toronto, ON--Androvette, with Tim Tetrick up, fired early and maintained control of the pace to win the sole Breeders Crown Mare Pace elim on Saturday night (Oct. 22) at Woodbine.

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A Breeders Crown Tune Up

Friday, October 21, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

Eliminations are not necessary for the $600,000 Breeders Crown Two-Year-Old Filly Pace, to be raced at Woodbine Racetrack on Saturday, October 29.

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'Union' Strong In New York

Tuesday, October 18, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

Four $30,000 finals of New York Sire States Late Closer events for two and three-year-old trotters and pacers were featured on Monday, October 17 at Monticello Raceway.

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Buck I St Pat denied Crown entry

Tuesday, October 18, 2011  By: Greg Gangle

Toronto, ON--With no eliminations required for the $600,000 Breeders Crown 2-year-old filly pace and $500,000 Breeders Crown Open pace, all entries will advance automatically to their respective finals.

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Teagues win six on Monday at Harrington as DSBF elims continue

Monday, October 17, 2011  By: Matt Sparacino

Harrington, DE --- The second leg of Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund stakes action for 2-year-old pacers is in the books after seven divisions were held on Monday evening (Oct. 17) at Harrington Raceway.

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Tetrick shines as Simpson Stakes action continues at Vernon

Sunday, October 16, 2011  By: Jim Moran, for Vernon Downs

Vernon, NY --- Heston Blue Chip, Forever Just, Blackjack Princess and Up Front Sharon were each divisional winners in Saturday’s (Oct. 15) $62,534 John Simpson, Sr. Memorial Stakes for 2-year-old pacers, while Tim Tetrick teamed five first-place finishers during a raw and rainy fall evening at Vernon Downs.

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DSBF pacers compete in round two Monday

Sunday, October 16, 2011  By: Matt Sparacino

Seven $20,000 divisions of Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund stakes for 2-year-old pacers will go postward Monday (Oct. 17) at Harrington Raceway.

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DSBF trotters complete round two

Sunday, October 16, 2011  By: Matt Sparacino

Harrington, DE --- Four $20,000 divisions of Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund 2-year-old trotting races were held at Harrington Raceway on Sunday (Oct. 16).

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Simpson Stakes take center stage at Vernon

Saturday, October 15, 2011  By: Jim Moran

Vernon, NY --- Classic Conway, Quit Smoking Now, Cowgirl Hall, Exercise To Go and Autumn Escapade all performed with distinction during a rainy, blustery Friday evening (Oct. 14) at Vernon Downs.

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DSBF trotters compete in round two Sunday at Harrington

Friday, October 14, 2011  By: Matt Sparacino

Harrington, DE --- The second leg of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund stakes for trotters will get underway Sunday (Oct. 16) at Harrington Raceway.

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TOP JUVENILES EYE DOVER DOWNS EARLY NOVEMBER STAKES

Thursday, October 13, 2011  By: Marv Bachrad

DOVER, Del.--- Following completions of the eight Breeders Crown finals later this month, the last major stakes action of the 2011 season shifts to Dover Downs in early November.

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Speed Again Gearing Up At Mohawk

Thursday, October 13, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

Although Mohawk Racetrack was rated 'good' and assessed a two-second variant during the Thursday morning qualifying session, one of the top two year olds on the continent, the Jeff Gillis-trained Speed Again, was doing his part to try to heat the course up.

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DSBF pacers take center stage Monday

Monday, October 10, 2011  By: Matt Sparacino

Harrington, DE --- Seven $20,000 divisions of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund for 2-year-old pacers were contested on Monday (Oct. 10) at Harrington Raceway.

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Waddon Wins Race Under Saddle

Sunday, October 09, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

On Saturday night, Yonkers Raceway played host to the $400,000 Fall Harvest Series, but prior to the program, the Raceway presented its first-ever Racing Under Saddle exhibition, featuring seven accomplished horsewoman riding trotters at a distance of 9/16ths of a mile.

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Racing Roundup: I Wanna Go Fast sizzles with 1:49.2 mile at Colonial

Sunday, October 09, 2011  By: harness publicists

Sunday's (Oct. 9) edition of Racing Roundup features results stories from Colonial Downs and Saratoga Casino and Raceway.

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Yonkers features Fall Harvest Series, Racing Under Saddle

Sunday, October 09, 2011  By: Frank Drucker

Yonkers, NY --- Yonkers Raceway Saturday night played host to the $400,000 Fall Harvest Series. Eight, $50,000 events--2- and 3-year-olds of both sexes and gaits who were not eligible for last week's New York Night of Champions--saw the glory go to...

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DSBF 2-year-old trotting stakes get underway at Harrington

Sunday, October 09, 2011  By: Matt Sparacino

Harrington, DE --- Four divisions of the Delaware Standarbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) 2-year-old trotting stakes for both sexes were held Sunday at Harrington Raceway.

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Lexington Sale Wraps-Up

Friday, October 07, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

The 2011 Lexington Selected Yearling Sale continued on Friday afternoon in Kentucky with its fifth and final session.

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Posts drawn for 2CP Gold Final

Monday, October 03, 2011  By: Ashley Mayotte

Toronto, ON --- The field for the next Ontario Sires Stakes Gold Final for 2-year-old pacing colts and geldings was drawn Monday evening at Woodbine Racetrack.

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DOVER DOWNS 2011-2012 SEASON APPLICATIONS DUE

Sunday, October 02, 2011  By: Marv Bachrad

DOVER, Del. ---- Dover Downs is now accepting applications for those seeking to race during the upcoming 43rd season which begins on Saturday, Oct. 29. The six-month long meet continues through April 12, 2012.

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Oh Sweet Baby Lowers Windsor Record

Sunday, October 02, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

Oh Sweet Baby locked in a late duel with Magic Wheel, but took off down the stretch to win the lone $40,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Gold elimination for three-year-old trotting fillies in a new track record time of 1:55.3 on Sunday night at Windsor Raceway.

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Pair of track records fall in NYSS at Vernon

Sunday, September 25, 2011  By: Jim Moran

Vernon, NY --- The pacer Memory King and trotter Classic Conway delivered track record performances during Saturday night’s (September 24) $237,915 New York Sires Stakes co-features at Vernon Downs.

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Laughandbehappy delivers in Milton Stakes final

Saturday, September 24, 2011  By: Greg Gangle

Campbellville, ON --- WEG’s leading driver, Jody Jamieson, used a pocket trip to his advantage as he guided Laughandbehappy to a 1:50.2 score in the C$400,000 Milton Stakes final on Saturday evening (September 24) at Mohawk.

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Laughandbehappy Prevails In Milton Stakes

Saturday, September 24, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

Laughandbehappy enjoyed a perfect two-hole trip en route to capturing the $400,000 Milton Stakes on Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack.

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'Cookie' Stays Solid In Soggy NYSS Action

Friday, September 23, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

New York Sire Stakes offered up its final downstate preliminary leg Friday night, with a damp Yonkers Raceway hosting the $250,011 Ardsley Pace for two-year-old fillies.

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Mystic Desire, Reckless Ric win Keystone Classic splits

Monday, September 19, 2011  By: Evan Pattak

Washington, PA --- Mystic Desire took his time making the front, but he was tons the best once there as he demolished the field in a division of Monday’s (September 19) Keystone Classic at The Meadows.

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Coleman Seeks Delaware Double

Monday, September 19, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

Trainer Casie Coleman is looking to join some rare company. Only two trainers in harness racing history have won the Jugette, which is for three-year-old filly pacers, and the Little Brown Jug, which is open to any three-year-old pacer, in the same year: Brett Pelling and Billy Haughton.

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'Cookie' Keeps Her NYSS Record Perfect

Saturday, September 17, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

Handsoffmycookie continued her near flawless form with a 1:54 victory in the fastest of four divisions during Friday night’s $121,240 New York Sires Stakes feature for two-year-old pacing fillies at Vernon Downs.

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Winbak Farm Select Yearling Sale Results

Saturday, September 17, 2011  By: Winbak Farm

Winbak Farm 7th Annual Select Yearling Sale Results are in.

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New Owners Pin Hopes On 'Badlands' Colt

Saturday, September 17, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

This year’s SBOA New Owner Mentoring group officially launched at the recent Canadian Yearling Sale with the purchase of Bad Boy Matt.

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Field Set for Milton Stakes

Saturday, September 17, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

Amidst Saturday’s trotting stakes finals at Mohawk Racetrack, two $50,000 Milton Stakes eliminations for aged pacing mares took place to determine the field for next weekend's final.

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Rookie Pacing Colts Clash In NYSS

Thursday, September 15, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

Freshmen grabbed the marquee Thursday night, with Yonkers Raceway hosting the $249,459 New York Sire Stakes Hartsdale Pace for two-year-old colts and geldings.

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Posts Drawn For 3FT Gold Final

Thursday, September 15, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

With just seven of Ontario’s top sophomore trotting fillies entering the Ontario Sires Stakes Gold eliminations scheduled for Thursday, September 15 at Mohawk Racetrack, all fillies entered automatically will advance to the $170,000 final.

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Beegle duo posts wins at York Fair

Wednesday, September 14, 2011  By: Jeff Zidek

York, PA --- Freshmen took to the track on Tuesday (September 13) for a morning card at the York, Pa., Fairgrounds, in 15 stakes heats.

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WINBAK 7th SELECT YEARLING SALE THIS FRIDAY, SEPT. 16

Wednesday, September 14, 2011  By: Marv Bachrad

CHESAPEAKE CITY, Md. --- For the seventh consecutive season, Winbak Farm will conduct its annual sale of Delaware-sired yearlings plus, this year seven Pennsylvania-sired colts and fillies at its flagship location, Winbak Farm, Chesapeake City, Md. on Friday, Sept. 16.

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Freshmen Flaunt It In PA Fair Action

Tuesday, September 13, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

Freshmen took to the track for a morning card at the York, Pennsylvania Fairgrounds, in 15 stake heats.

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Jezzy makes it look easy in NYSS

Tuesday, September 13, 2011  By: John Manzi

Monticello, NY--There was no drama whatsoever when Ray Schnittker sent Jezzy to the lead and even less as they both just cruised around the double oval unconcerned en route to a four-length 2:00.2 triumph in her division of the $175,000 New York Sire Stakes for sophomore trotting fillies at Monticello Raceway on Tuesday (Sept. 13).

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Racing Roundup: Brookroad Knight leads the way at the Spa

Sunday, September 11, 2011  By: harness publicists

Sunday’s Racing Roundup features a report from Saratoga Casino and Raceway.

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Betterthancheddar Heads To The Jug

Sunday, September 11, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

Following a 1:49.2 stakes record performance in the $342,875 Cane Pace on Saturday night at Pocono Downs, the connections of Betterthancheddar will supplement the Bettors Delight colt to the 66th edition of the Little Brown Jug at the Delaware County Fair.

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WINBAK BREDS BETTERTHANCHEDDAR 1:49.2 CANE PACE WINNER, POWERFUL MIST THIRD

Sunday, September 11, 2011  By: Marv Bachrad

While one Winbak-Farm bred was race favorite, another, Betterthancheddar, driven by Yannick Gingras, scored a 1:49.2 mild upset rolling up the inside to win the $342,875 Came Pace, after a weather-prompted shift to Pocono Downs on Saturday, Sept. 11.

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Maeve trumps own track record at Scarborough Downs

Saturday, September 10, 2011  By: Mike Sweeney

Scarborough, ME --- With Scarborough Downs preparing to bring the curtain down on the summer portion of the 2011 meeting, Maeve continued to put her own special stamp on the record books at the Seaside Oval.

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Cane Pace to Betterthancheddar

Saturday, September 10, 2011  By: Ken Weingartner

Wilkes-Barre, PA --- Betterthancheddar and driver Yannick Gingras rallied in the stretch to win Saturday’s (September 10) $342,875 Cane Pace by a neck over Townslight Hanover in a stakes record 1:49.2 at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.

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Betterthancheddar Sets Cane Pace Record

Saturday, September 10, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

Canadian owned and trained Betterthancheddar prevailed by a neck to take the first jewel of the pacing triple crown -- the $342,875 Cane Pace for three-year-olds -- in a stakes record on Saturday night at Pocono Downs.

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Cane Pace harness race moved to Pocono Downs due to floods

Friday, September 09, 2011  By: Sports Illustrated

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) -- The $342,875 Cane Pace, the first jewel in harness racing's Pacing Triple Crown, has been moved to Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs because of flooding in the Tioga Downs area in Nichols, N.Y.

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Yonkers Wrap Up

Friday, September 09, 2011  By: Frank Drucker

New York Sire Stakes resumed in Westchester Friday night, with Yonkers Raceway hosting the $250,012 Frank Becerra Pace for 2-year-old fillies.

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The Rain and the Cane

Friday, September 09, 2011  By: Mike Farrell

My wife and I, along with the Cane Pace, became evacuees this past week. We were all forced to flee the rising water as Tropical Storm Lee relentlessly soaked the streams, creeks, rivers and soggy ground already saturated by Hurricane Irene.

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Smedshammer scores the hat trick at Batavia Downs

Tuesday, September 06, 2011  By: Batavia Downs Media Relations

Batavia, NY --- Trond Smedshammer stole the show, taking three of the four New York Sire Stake divisions that were part of an all stakes evening program during the Labor Day doubleheader at Batavia Downs Casino.

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A 21st Birthday To Remember

Monday, September 05, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

Cody Henry celebrated his 21st birthday in a big way on August 21 at Rideau Carleton Raceway.

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Anndrovette upsets in A Spring Of Hope

Saturday, September 03, 2011  By: WEG Media Relations

Campbellville, ON --- Anndrovette pulled off a shocker in the C$100,000 A Spring Of Hope Mares Invitational on Saturday night (September 3) at Mohawk Racetrack.

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Four divisions of NYSS Late Closers held at Saratoga

Saturday, September 03, 2011  By: Dave Oxford

Saratoga Springs, NY --- Four divisions of the New York Sire Stakes Late Closer for 2-year-old pacing fillies were contested on Friday night (September 2) at Saratoga Casino and Raceway.

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Record-setting duo ‘Hope’ for another big performance

Thursday, September 01, 2011  By: Ashley Mayotte

Campbellville, ON --- Fleet of foot stablemates Maureen Rocks and Laughandbehappy will go head-to-head Saturday at Mohawk Racetrack in the C$100,000 A Spring Of Hope Invitational for trainer Tony O’Sullivan.

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Hart points Roll With Joe to Cane Pace

Wednesday, August 31, 2011  By: Ken Weingartner

Freehold, NJ --- Meadowlands Pace and Battle of the Brandywine winner Roll With Joe was among nine horses entered in the $342,875 Cane Pace -- the first jewel in the Pacing Triple Crown -- at Tioga Downs.

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Cane Pace draws nine at Tioga Downs

Wednesday, August 31, 2011  By: Dustin Ross

Nichols, NY --- Wednesday morning the Tioga Downs’ race office accepted entries for the 57th Annual Cane Pace and nine 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers were entered.

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PA Fair Report: Wattsburg/Indiana

Wednesday, August 31, 2011  By: Jeff Zidek

Harness racing in Pennsylvania wrapped up at two fairs on Wednesday (August 31), with action at Wattsburg in Erie County and Indiana in Indiana County.

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Racing Roundup: Long and Mangiardi double their pleasure at Saratoga

Wednesday, August 31, 2011  By: harness publicists across North America

Wednesday's (August 31) edition of Racing Roundup features results stories from Saratoga Casino and Raceway and Monticello Raceway.

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Rookies Battle All Over In PASS

Tuesday, August 30, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

Racing on the Pennsylvania Fair Circuit split into two venues, as horsemen were forced to make a choice with stake races for freshmen carded at both Indiana (Indiana County) and Wattsburg (Erie County).

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Record Setting Finish In Balanced Image Trot

Sunday, August 28, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

Just like the race’s namesake, the $56,000 Balanced Image Trot Saturday night at Hanover Raceway was a record setter.

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Frill Seeker Seeks Revenge On Count Strike

Sunday, August 28, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

Ontario’s talented three-year-old trotting colts journeyed to Dresden Raceway on Sunday afternoon, battling in five $24,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots divisions.

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World record performance in Maryland Sire Stakes final

Thursday, August 25, 2011  By: Nick Pappas, Ocean Downs

Berlin, MD --- A new world record was the highlight at the Ocean Oval in the Maryland Sire Stakes Showcase of Champions, with eight Sire Stakes finals held Thursday night (August 25) with purses totaling $200,000.

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Top 10 Jug Contenders - Week 2

Thursday, August 25, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

The Little Brown Jug has released the second installment of its Top 10 list of contending horses for the 66th edition of the multi-heat classic.

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Pa Sire Stakes Championship purses rise to $200,000

Wednesday, August 24, 2011  By: Jerry Connors

Harrisburg, PA --- The Pennsylvania Harness Racing Commission and the Pennsylvania Harness Horsemen’s Association have announced that the upcoming Pennsylvania Sire Stakes Championships and Consolations will have an increase in purses, coming from a $560,000 contribution towards these races by the PHHA.

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Racing Roundup: Allmar Surprise matches her Harrington mark

Wednesday, August 24, 2011  By: track publicists across North America

Wednesday’s Racing Roundup features stories from Harrington Raceway and Ocean Downs.

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Princess ‘Peach’ is on her game

Wednesday, August 24, 2011  By: Ashley Mayotte, WEG Communications

Campbellville, ON --- The 3-year-old trotting ‘Princess,’ Peach Martini, is re-charged and ready to take on her next set of opponents in Friday’s (August 26) C$148,654 SBOA final at Mohawk Racetrack.

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See You At Peelers remains undefeated on Super Stakes Sunday

Sunday, August 21, 2011  By: Ken Weingartner

Chester, PA --- The only anxious moment driver Marcus Johansson endured Sunday was getting caught in a traffic jam on his way to Harrah’s Chester Casino & Racetrack. Once at the track, and reunited with harness racing’s No. 1-ranked horse, See You At Peelers, it was business as usual.

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Switzer Stable dominates the Maine Sire Stakes

Sunday, August 21, 2011  By: Michael Sweeney

Scarborough, ME --- Twin $9,928 splits of the 3-year-old filly pacing division of the Maine Sire Stakes were contested at Scarborough Downs on Sunday, and holding true to form, entries from the powerful Kevin Switzer Stable were prominently placed once the dust had settled and the numbers posted on the infield board.

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Overnight Delight leads the way in the New York Sire Stakes

Saturday, August 20, 2011  By: Frank Drucker

Yonkers, NY --- The Empire's glamour division was once again on display Saturday night, with Yonkers Raceway hosting the $229,492 Jim Crawford Pace, a New York Sire Stakes for 3-year-old colts and geldings.

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Baillargeon indulges in a little ‘Baby’ talk

Friday, August 19, 2011  By: Ashley Mayotte, WEG communications

Campbellville, ON --- Trainer Ben Baillargeon likes his chances when it comes to 3-year-old trotting filly Oh Sweet Baby, who goes to post for the lone SBOA elimination on Friday evening (August 19) at Mohawk Racetrack.

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Top 10 contenders for the 66th Little Brown Jug

Friday, August 19, 2011  By: Jay Wolf, Assistant publicity director

Delaware, OH --- For the next few weeks the Little Brown Jug’s Assistant Publicity Director Jay Wolf will feature the top LBJ contenders for the 66th edition on September 22.

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Ocean Downs Hosts Maryland Sire Stakes

Thursday, August 18, 2011  By: Nick Pappas

Berlin, MD --- Ocean Downs played host to Maryland Sire Stakes on Thursday night.

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ANOTHER BIG WEEKEND FOR DELAWARE HORSES

Thursday, August 18, 2011  By: Marv Bachrad

Five Delaware-owned pacers are in the spotlight in major events this season from the Meadowlands, Chester Downs to the Canadian Maritime. Owner-trainer George Teague of Houston, Del. has contenders in each of three top races.

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Beach Dreams Upsets; McClure Dominates

Wednesday, August 17, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

Bob McClure worked out a pretty trip for Beach Dreams in Wednesday’s $10,800 Claiming Series Final for fillies and mares, and the daughter of Rustler Hanover didn’t let it go to waste.

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Trotting fillies in NYSS Late Closer spotlight

Wednesday, August 17, 2011  By: Mike Sardella

Saratoga Springs, NY --- Four divisions of the New York Sire Stakes Late Closers for 3-year-old trotting fillies served as the features on the Tuesday night (August 16) card at Saratoga Casino and Raceway.

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Roll With Joe leads eight in Battle of the Brandywine

Wednesday, August 17, 2011  By: Ken Weingartner

Freehold, NJ --- Meadowlands Pace winner Roll With Joe will see plenty of familiar faces in Sunday’s (August 21) $500,000 Battle of the Brandywine at Harrah’s Chester.

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More PASS 3YO Fair Action

Wednesday, August 17, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

The Pennsylvania Fair Circuit completed its two-day stop at Arden Downs in Washington County as three-year-olds competed in 12 stakes events.

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Gold Cup & Saucer Field Set

Wednesday, August 17, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

The field for the $60,000 final of the Sobey's Gold Cup & Saucer has been drawn, as a field of nine pacers are set to do battle Saturday, August 20 at Red Shores' Charlottetown Driving Park.

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Repeat For Frenchfrysnvinegar

Tuesday, August 16, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

For the second week-in-a-row the $35,000 Preferred Trot at Mohawk Racetrack belonged to the front-stepping Frenchfrysnvinegar, who wired up seven foes to take Tuesday’s feature race at the Campbellville oval.

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I Wanna Go Fast Takes Open

Monday, August 15, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

Brian Callahan’s I Wanna Go Fast ($4.20, Corey Callahan) parlayed a perfect trip to victory in the featured $18,600 Open Pace Monday at Harrington Raceway in 1:54.2.

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Blissfull Breeze Triumphs In Third Trial

Monday, August 15, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

Blissfull Breeze and driver Mark MacDonald made a three-wide move down the backstretch and soared to victory to provide trainer Dean Nixon with his second Gold Cup & Saucer Trial winner in the final $12,500 contest on Monday night at Charlottetown Driving Park.

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Racing Roundup: Sand Savage scores in Tioga feature

Monday, August 15, 2011  By: harness publicists across North America

Monday's (August 15) edition of Racing Roundup features results stories from Tioga Downs, Harrington Raceway and Ocean Downs.

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Drumheller Wires Open Pacers At Wawanesa

Sunday, August 14, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

Drumheller delivered on his pari-mutuel promise with a convincing four length triumph in the $5,300 MHHI & MSSBA Four-Year-Old Open Pace at Wawanesa on Saturday.

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Handsoffmycookie rallies in Sweetheart elim

Friday, August 12, 2011  By: Lindsey McKee for Meadowlands

East Rutherford, NJ--Handsoffmycookie rallied in the stretch to win the $20,000 Sweetheart elimination for 2-year-old pacing fillies Friday night (Aug. 12) at Meadowlands Racetrack.

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Maryland Standardbred Fund races held at Ocean Downs

Friday, August 12, 2011  By: Cheri Stambaugh

Berlin, MD --- The Maryland Standardbred Fund races were in the spotlight at Ocean Downs on Thursday (August 11) as seven divisions of 3-year-olds went to post.

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Freshmen open up State Fair stakes at Vernon

Friday, August 12, 2011  By: Jim Moran, Vernon Downs

Vernon, NY --- New York Sire Stakes standouts Royal Shyster and Lawgiver Hanover produced the fastest divisional scores during Thursday night’s (August 11) $171,820 New York State Fair racing program at Vernon Downs.

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Peach Martini Grabs Mohawk Gold

Thursday, August 11, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

After holding on for a narrow score in an OSS Gold Series elimination one week ago at Mohawk Racetrack, Peach Martini returned to the Campbellville oval on Thursday and flogged her female foes when the big money was on the line.

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Brandon CS delivers in Bridger Final

Thursday, August 11, 2011  By: Greg Gangle

Campbellville, ON --- Brandon CS, driven by Sylvain Filion, cleared to the lead before the half and held off all challengers in the C$50,000 Bridger final tonight at Mohawk.

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PA Fair Report - Honesdale & Waynesburg

Thursday, August 11, 2011  By: Pennsylvania Harness Racing Commission

Racing on the PA Fair Circuit wrapped up at both Honesdale in Wayne County and Waynesburg in Greene County on Thursday (August 11).

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Sophomore pacers lock horns in NYSS Late Closers at Monticello

Thursday, August 11, 2011  By: John Manzi

Monticello, NY --- The New York Sire Stakes Late Closer program was instituted to accommodate the lesser caliber Standardbreds; the ones usually not quite good enough for the NYSS.

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Born to Win

Wednesday, August 10, 2011  By: Gen Sullivan

East Rutherford, N.J.—How would you celebrate if you’d just won your first $1 million Meadowlands Pace?

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Roll With Joe has Little Brown Jug in his future

Wednesday, August 10, 2011  By: Tom White

Delaware, OH --- Meadowlands Pace champion Roll With Joe, who was a bit unlucky as a 2-year-old,, has blossomed into one of the top 3-year-olds of 2011.

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Rookie fillies battle for Gold at Mohawk

Tuesday, August 09, 2011  By: Ashley Mayotte, WEG communications

Campbellville, ON --- A quartet of C$40,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Gold eliminations for freshman trotting fillies were contested on Monday evening (August 8) at Mohawk Racetrack. Cool Creek Breeze, Destiny's Magic, Princess Fortune and Circles found the winner’s circle and advanced to next week’s C$130,000 final.

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Mohawk Preferred To Frenchfrysnvinegar

Tuesday, August 09, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

Frenchfrysnvinegar has done her fair share of winning this season, but going into her Tuesday evening assignment at Mohawk it had been quite some time since she’d had her picture taken.

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Whenuwishuponastar To Shelliscape; Peach Martini Wins Gold Elim

Thursday, August 04, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

Shelliscape extended her unbeaten streak to four as she set a new stakes record in the Whenuwishuponastar Stakes final Thursday night at Mohawk.

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Tim Tetrick has a huge night in NYSS action at Batavia

Thursday, August 04, 2011  By: Batavia Downs Media Relations

Batavia, NY --- Five divisions of 2-year-old New York Sire Stakes pacing fillies, worth over $24,000 each, and the first ever appearance by “The Bionic Man,” Tim Tetrick, highlighted a soggy Wednesday night (August 3) at Batavia Downs Casino.

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Meet ends at Clearfield County Fairgrounds

Thursday, August 04, 2011  By: Jeff Zidek

Clearfield, PA --- 3-year-old pacers took to the track to complete the four-day race meet at the Clearfield County Fairgrounds in Clearfield, PA.

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Shelliscape sizzles in Whenuwishuponastar final

Thursday, August 04, 2011  By: Greg Gangle, WEG Media

Campbellville, ON --- Shelliscape extended her unbeaten streak to four as she set a new stakes record in the Whenuwishuponastar Stakes final Thursday night at Mohawk.

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Seven divisions in NYSS Joe Goldstein trot

Thursday, August 04, 2011  By: Frank Drucker, Yonkers Raceway

Yonkers, NY --- It was another round for the state-bred 3-year-old fillies Thursday night, with Yonkers Raceway hosting the $255,913 Joe Goldstein Trot.

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Keystone Orion Moves To Head Of Class

Wednesday, August 03, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

Ignoring the rain and the slightly off track, local trotter Keystone Orion delivered an impressive effort at Grand River Raceway on Wednesday evening, laying down the fastest mile of six $24,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots divisions.

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SIX HORSES WITH STRONG DELAWARE CONNECTIONS ON HAMBLETONIAN DAY CARD SATURDAY

Wednesday, August 03, 2011  By: Marv Bachrad

DOVER, Del.---- Six horses with strong Delaware connections dot a strong Hambletonian day program Saturday starting at 11 a.m. at the Meadowlands.

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Track Record Broken Three Times

Tuesday, August 02, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

If you like two-year-old trotters, then Woodstock Raceway was the place to be on Tuesday as the half-mile oval hosted ten OSS Grassroots divisions for freshmen fillies.

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Freshman pacing fillies to compete in NYSS action at Batavia

Tuesday, August 02, 2011  By: from Batavia Downs Media Relations

Batavia, NY --- Thirty-seven of New York’s finest pacing fillies converge on Batavia Downs Casino as New York Sire Stakes action continues on Wednesday night (August 3).

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Streaking Fillies Score In Stanfield Memorial

Sunday, July 31, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

Three-year-old pacing fillies Charlottes Maggie, Honey Do Jigtime and Grayland Rain continued their win streaks in three $18,850 Frank And Beth Stanfield Memorial divisions on Sunday afternoon at Truro Raceway.

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Moore Injured In Training Accident

Saturday, July 30, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

Dr. Ian Moore, trainer of Delvin Miller Adios finalist Eighteen, suffered four cracked ribs in a training mishap Friday at The Meadows while he was giving the colt his final tune-up for Saturday’s $500,000 “Pace for the Orchids.”

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Custard The Dragon Breathing Fire Entering Adios

Saturday, July 30, 2011  By: Mike Farrell

The 3-year-old pacing colt division still lacks a clear leader.

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Allamerican Native Filly Tops Hanover Adios Sale

Saturday, July 30, 2011  By: By Lucas Marquardt

Aquina Hanover, a filly by Allamerican Native out of Aurora Seelster, topped yesterday’s Hanover Adios Sale at The Meadows, going for $32,000.

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Freshmen Trotters Star In NYSS Action

Friday, July 29, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

Yonkers Raceway, a.k.a. Statebreds R Us, offered the $253,897 New York Sire Stakes Milt Taylor Trot for two-year-old colts and geldings Friday night.

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Rosecroft to resume racing in three weeks

Friday, July 29, 2011  By: Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun

Rosecroft Raceway will resume horse racing in three weeks after state regulators came to an agreement Friday with the facility's owner over operating losses.

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WINBAK-BRED SOPHOMORES WIN THREE $100,000 DSBF FINALS

Friday, July 29, 2011  By: Marv Bachrad

DOVER, Del.— Three Winbak Farm of Delaware sired three-year-olds – pacers Badlands Jenna and Three Martini’s and trotter Overnight Command - won $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) finals on the annual Governor’s day program on Thursday, July 28 during the Delaware State Fair at Harrington Raceway

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'Officer' Lowers Woodstock Track Record

Friday, July 29, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

Woodstock Raceway fans were treated to seven outstanding Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots battles from the three-year-old pacing colts on Friday, including a track record performance by Officernagentleman.

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Racing Roundup: Golden Ace is 1:53.1 winner in Saratoga Open

Thursday, July 28, 2011  By: harness publicists across North America

Thursday's (July 28) edition of Racing Roundup features results stories from Saratoga Casino and Raceway and Vernon Downs.

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Shelliscape gets her ‘Wish’ to stay perfect

Thursday, July 28, 2011  By: Ashley Mayotte, WEG Communications

Campbellville, ON --- Shelliscape remains undefeated after capturing the lone Whenuwishuponastar Stakes elimination for 2-year-old pacing fillies Thursday evening at Mohawk Racetrack.

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Trot-A-Thon To CR Sky Flyer

Thursday, July 28, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

Trotters were asked to work some overtime in Thursday’s $17,700 Trot-A-Thon at Kawartha Downs, and when the dust settled it was CR Sky Flyer who prevailed by a neck in the 1-1/4 mile affair.

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WINBAK-BRED 3-YEAR-OLDS DOMINATE FOUR $100,000 DSBF FINALS

Thursday, July 28, 2011  By: Marv Bachrad

DOVER, Del.— Again this year, Winbak Farm-breds dominate the four $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) finals accompanied by three consolations stakes to be raced on the Governor’s day program this Thursday, July 28 during the Delaware State Fair at Harrington Raceway.

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World record lifts Custard The Dragon into Adios final

Wednesday, July 27, 2011  By: Ken Weingartner

Freehold, NJ --- Montrell Teague and Custard The Dragon made quick work of putting to rest any disappointment from a ninth-place finish in the Meadowlands Pace. Very quick.

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Custard the Dragon draws the rail for the $500,000 Adios

Wednesday, July 27, 2011  By: Kevin Decker for the Meadows

Washington, PA --- Custard The Dragon, who paced to a world record 1:48.1 in last week’s Delvin Miller Adios Eliminations, continued on his roll Wednesday when he drew the rail for Saturday’s $500,000 “Pace for the Orchids” Final and was installed as the 2-1 morning line favorite.

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Rookies Impress In Rideau Series

Tuesday, July 26, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

Rookies sparred in round two of the Tara Hills Trotting Series, the Boys Of Summer Pacing Series and the Frisky Fillies Pacing Series during Monday’s 15-race program at Rideau Carleton Raceway.

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GRR Preferreds To Equity, Blissfull Breeze

Tuesday, July 26, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

Two-year-olds dominated the early portion of Monday’s 12-race card of racing at Grand River Raceway, but the spotlight shone brightly on Preferred horses in the latter stages of the program.

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Jezzy

Tuesday, July 26, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

Top New York-bred pacers and trotters were on display as Batavia Downs' 65th season of live harness racing got underway in front of a large crowd on Monday, July 25.

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‘Custard’ Roars to Adios Final World Record

Monday, July 25, 2011  By: Meadows Gaming Release

Exploiting textbook escort service, Custard The Dragon (Dragon Again) roared from the pocket in the stretch and triumphed in a world-record 1:48.1 Saturday in one of three $50,000 eliminations for the Delvin Miller Adios at The Meadows Racetrack & Casino.

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CUSTARD THE DRAGON SETS WORLD RECORD IN ADIOS ELIM

Monday, July 25, 2011  By: Marv Bachrad

Custard The Dragon, driven by Montrell Teague, enjoyed a perfect trip sitting behind Powerful Mist until mid stretch then streaked to a world record 1:48.1 triumph in one of three $50,000 elimination divisions of the Delvin Miller Adios Pace at the Meadows on Saturday afternoon, July 23.

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Political Starlet looks for DSBF repeat at Harrington

Monday, July 25, 2011  By: Charlene Sharpe

Penns Grove, NJ --- Last year, trotter Political Starlet won two Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund eliminations and the $100,000 final at Harrington Raceway.

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PA Fair Circuit Moves To Honesdale

Sunday, July 24, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

The Pennsylvania Fair Circuit headed to the northeast corner of the Commonwealth for two days of Sire Stake racing at the Wayne County Fairgrounds in Honesdale.

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Hammer Horses Star At Honesdale

Sunday, July 24, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

The Wayne County Fairgrounds in Honesdale, Pennsylvania hosted freshman in Pennsylvania Sire Stake action to conclude a two-day meet.

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Fred's Dream A New York-bred star at Vernon Downs

Sunday, July 24, 2011  By: Jim Moran

Vernon, NY --- Fred’s Dream kept his winning streak alive and lowered his speed mark to 1:57.3 in second flight of Saturday’s $61,700 New York Sires Stakes-sponsored test at Vernon Downs.

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Cane Pace to move to Tioga Downs for 2011 and 2012

Sunday, July 24, 2011  By: Dustin Ross

Nichols, NY --- Tioga Downs is proud to announce that beginning with this year’s $450,000 (est.) Cane Pace, it will be the new host of the first leg of Pacing’s Triple Crown.

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Field set for the C$100,000 Slots Cup Series Final

Saturday, July 23, 2011  By: Kelly Spencer

Elora, ON --- Trainer Bruce Goit and driver J.R. Plante dominated the final leg of the Slots Cup Series, staged July 22 at Grand River Raceway.

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'Dragon' Slays World Record In Adios Elim

Saturday, July 23, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

Exploiting textbook escort service, Custard The Dragon roared from the pocket in the stretch and triumphed in a world-record 1:48.1 Friday in one of three $50,000 eliminations for the Delvin Miller Adios at The Meadows Racetrack & Casino.

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Ed Hart’s Finest Hour

Saturday, July 23, 2011  By: Mike Farrell

It’s been hectic week for the quiet man.

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Custard in a spectacular Adios Elimination victory

Saturday, July 23, 2011  By: Kevin Decker

Washington, PA --- Custard The Dragon and driver Montrell Teague came out in the stretch and beat the pacesetter, Powerful Mist (Dave Palone), and won the third Adios Elimination -- in a new world and all-age track record time of 1:48.1.

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Persistent Mare Reaches Winner's Circle

Friday, July 22, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

It took a long time for Moiras Bliss to get the lead but once she did, she refused to give it up and won the featured $5,500 Fillies & Mares Open Pace at Scioto Downs on Friday night.

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Breakheart Pass breaks out of the pocket at Yonkers

Friday, July 22, 2011  By: Frank Drucker

Yonkers, NY --- The pocket-sitting Breakheart Pass (Jim Pantaleano) proved best Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's co-featured $52,000 Fillies and Mares Open Handicap pace.

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Racing Roundup: Leanback Coco tops distaffers at Tioga

Friday, July 22, 2011  By: Dustin Ross

Friday’s Racing Roundup features stories from Tioga Downs, Scioto Downs and Vernon Downs.

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PA Fair Report - Hughesville

Thursday, July 21, 2011  By: Jeff Zidek

Hughesville, PA --- A pair of track records fell at the Lycoming County Fairgrounds in Hughesville, PA on the final day of the annual two-day race meet, featuring freshman trotters and pacers.

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Racing Roundup: By All Means continues winning ways at Vernon

Thursday, July 21, 2011  By: harness publicists

Thursday's (July 21) edition of Racing Roundup features results stories from Vernon Downs and Ocean Downs.

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Meadowlands Pace on USTA's Eye On Harness

Thursday, July 21, 2011  By: harnessracing.com

A wild group packed the winner’s circle following the $1 million Meadowlands Pace Final and “Eye on Harness Racing” correspondent Ken Weingartner will have extensive video coverage on this week’s edition of the U.S. Trotting Association’s weekly online video magazine. The show will debut this afternoon.

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Winbak Farm continues turning out successful horses

Thursday, July 21, 2011  By: Ted Black, special to the Cecil Whig

During the early part of the 21st century, while harness racing in Maryland has suffered a precipitous drop in live racing and breeding, Winbak Farm in Chesapeake City has not only weathered the storm but also bucked the trend in dramatic fashion.

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Action and weather are both at Hughesville, PA

Wednesday, July 20, 2011  By: Jeff Zidek, Pennsylvania Harness Racing Commission

Harrisburg, PA --- Heat in excess of 90 degrees greeted horsemen at the Lycoming County Fairgrounds in Hughesville, Pa. on Wednesday, the first day of a two-day harness rcing meet.

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18 entered in Adios, 3 Elims Set For Saturday

Tuesday, July 19, 2011  By: harnessracing.com

Custard The Dragon will be taking a shot at the special $250,000 bonus to be paid if a horse can win the Hempt Memorial, Adios and Battle of the Brandywine when he steps on the track in one of three Adios eliminations Saturday night at The Meadows.

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Adios Draws Field of 18

Tuesday, July 19, 2011  By: Evan Pattak

Washington, PA--A total of 18 top 3-year-old pacers, including four trained by George Teague Jr. as he tries to capture his second consecutive blanket of orchids, will compete in the 45th edition of the $650,000 (est.) Delvin Miller Adios, which begins this Saturday, July 23, at The Meadows Racetrack & Casino with three $50,000 eliminations.

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COREY CALLAHAN TO REPRESENT THE U.S. IN WORLD DRIVING CHAMPIONSHIP

Tuesday, July 19, 2011  By: Marv Bachrad

Columbus, OH --- Corey Callahan, the two-time reigning Dover Downs driver champion, has accepted an invitation from the U.S. Trotting Association (USTA), to represent the United States in the upcoming 2011 World Driving Championship, which opens on Sunday, July 31 at Chester Downs.

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Laughandbehappy Wins Roses Are Red Elimination

Monday, July 18, 2011  By: Ashley Mayotte

Laughandbehappy notched her sixth win this year, and equalled A Ps Money Maker’s track record of 1:49.1 for pacing mares.

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PASS Invades Dayton

Monday, July 18, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

Pennsylvania Sires Stakes sophomores were featured Sunday, July 17 at the Dayton, Pennsylvania Fairgrounds.

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Pair-O-Preferreds At Grand River

Monday, July 18, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

A pair of Preferred events highlighted the Monday evening program at Grand River Raceway, and from the two tilts emerged three winners.

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Winbak Farm Bred Takes First In Meadowlands Pace

Monday, July 18, 2011  By: Marv Bachrad

Delaware connections came though with high honors in the $1-million Meadowlands Pace on July 16, with Roll The Joe notching a 1:48.2 victory and Wink N Atcha gaining third money and Powerful Mist taking the fifth-place slice.

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‘Joe’ Bests ‘Jim’ in Meadowlands Pace

Monday, July 18, 2011  By: Mike Farrell

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ--Driver Ron Pierce worked his Meadowlands Pace magic once again, guiding Roll With Joe (Cam's Card Shark) to a neck win over Big Jim (Western Ideal) on Saturday night in the track's signature event.

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Roll With Joe Rolls In Meadowlands Pace

Saturday, July 16, 2011  By: harnessracing.com

Ron Pierce rolled with Roll With Joe out of the gate in Saturday night's $1 million Meadowlands Pace final at the Meadowlands, and the strategy paid off as the 3-year-old son of Cam's Card Shark scored an impressive 1:48.2 victory, While the win was Pierce's fourth Meadowlands Pace victory--and third in the last four years-it gave veteran trainer Ed Hart his first winner with just his first-ever Pace finalist.

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Saratoga Casino and Raceway Roundup

Saturday, July 16, 2011  By: Saratoga Casino and Raceway

Four divisions of the New York Sire Stakes Late Closers served as co-features on Saturday’s Back to the Track night at Saratoga Casino and Raceway.

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Roll With Joe Captures Meadowlands Pace

Saturday, July 16, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

Roll With Joe captured the 35th edition of the $1 million Meadowlands Pace on Saturday night at the Meadowlands Racetrack providing his connections with a thrill of a lifetime.

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Delaware connections in half of starters in $1-million Meadowlands Pace

Saturday, July 16, 2011  By: Marv Bachrad

Horses bred or owned by Delaware residents have come a long way in recent years.

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Meadowlands Pace to Roll With Joe

Saturday, July 16, 2011  By: Ellen Harvey

East Rutherford, NJ --- Big Jim flew at the end of the mile in the $1 million Meadowlands Pace at Meadowlands Racetrack on Saturday (July 16), but it was just a neck too short to catch the winner, Roll With Joe, in 1:48.2.

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Maryland Stakes Season Is Underway

Friday, July 15, 2011  By: Cheri Stambaugh

Union Bridge, MD --- Ocean Downs hosted Maryland Standardbred Fund races over the past two days.

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Most Happy Fella Blood Dominant Among Pace Hopefuls

Friday, July 15, 2011  By: Dean A. Hoffman

Somewhere up there in horse heaven, Most Happy Fella must be….well, a most happy fella.

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USA Today Previews Meadowlands Pace

Friday, July 15, 2011  By: harnessracing.com

USA Today's weekend edition published Friday includes a story in the sports section about Saturday's $1 million Meadowlands Pace.

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Lady Terror Matches KD Record

Thursday, July 14, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

In addition to witnessing a Gold Series final for two-year-old trotting colts and gelding, fans at Kawartha Downs were treated to a track record-equaling performance and a set of Trot-A-Thon eliminations on Thursday’s twelve-race card.

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Filly Returns $105.50 In NYSS

Wednesday, July 13, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

Warm weather aided quick race times for three-year old pacing fillies in New York Sire Stakes late closers on Tuesday, July 12 at Monticello Raceway. A 1:56:3 clocking by Tiamo was the fastest of the six $12,300 divisions.

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‘Peelers’ and Pace Top Saturday’s Big M Card

Wednesday, July 13, 2011  By: Mike Farrell

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ--Ten gentleman and one fabulous filly headline the Saturday night card at the Meadowlands Racetrack.

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Tiamo’s 1:56.3 is fastest of six NYSS filly late closers

Wednesday, July 13, 2011  By: John Manzi

Monticello, NY --- The extremely warm weather helped produce fast race times for the 3-year-old sophomore pacing fillies in the $74,000 New York Sire Stakes late closers on Tuesday (July 12) at Monticello Raceway.

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Young Montrell Teague Eyeing Meadowlands

Wednesday, July 13, 2011  By: Bill Finley

He may be young and inexperienced, but driver Montrell Teague is going places.

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Pace win would be ultimate Father-Son moment for the Teagues

Wednesday, July 13, 2011  By: Meadowlands Media Relations Department

East Rutherford, NJ --- When trainer George Teague, Jr. hands Custard The Dragon’s lines to the youngest driver to ever compete in the $1 million Meadowlands Pace final on Saturday (July 16), he will have nothing but confidence in the 20-year-old.

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Probably The Best Underdog

Wednesday, July 13, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

When trainer George Teague, Jr. hands Custard The Dragon's lines to the youngest driver to ever compete in the $1 million Meadowlands Pace on Saturday, he will have nothing but confidence in the 20-year-old.

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Coleman: Canadian Drivers Get No Favours

Tuesday, July 12, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

There is always a wealth of intriguing storylines heading into million-dollar harness races, as track media departments pull out all the stops and bring the angles to the fore.

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Rookies Impress In Grassroots At Georgian

Tuesday, July 12, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

It was wall-to-wall freshmen at Georgian Downs on Tuesday evening, as the Ontario Sires Stakes program rolled into town featuring eight divisions for pacing colts and geldings.

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One Elim For Roses Are Red

Tuesday, July 12, 2011  By: Canada Standardbred

The connections of three pacing mares have accepted byes to the $385,000 final of the Roses Are Red Stakes, and thus a single elimination will be contested this Saturday (July 16) at Mohawk Racetrack.

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Betterthancheddar could give Coleman and Calhoun elusive Pace win

Monday, July 11, 2011  By: Meadowlands Media Relations Department

East Rutherford, NJ --- Having enjoyed successes over the years, horse owner Steve Calhoun and trainer Casie Coleman will try and take it a step further and make history on Saturday.

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Zeron Adds Grassroots Trophy To Collection

Monday, July 11, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

Fresh off an Ontario Sires Stakes Gold final victory with sophomore trotting filly Peach Martini, Oakville, Ont. resident Rick Zeron shipped a pair of two-year-old trotting fillies to Flamboro Downs on Sunday and added a Grassroots win and runner-up finish to his list of accomplishments for the weekend.

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Empire-bred fillies to be out in force at the Mighty M

Monday, July 11, 2011  By: John Manzi

Monticello, NY --- On Tuesday, July 12, Monticello Raceway will feature 3-year-old pacing fillies, who will compete for almost $75,000 in New York Sire Stakes late-closer action.

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PA Fair Report: Gratz

Monday, July 11, 2011  By: Jeff Zidek

Gratz, PA --- Sophomore Pennsylvania breds were in action on Sunday (July 10) at the Gratz fairgrounds.

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Freshmen Fillies Impress At Mohawk

Monday, July 11, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

Two-year-old pacing fillies clashed in a trio of OSS Gold Series eliminations at Mohawk Racetrack on Monday evening, with the top three finishers and one fourth-place finisher advancing to next Monday’s big dance.

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Custard The Dragon, Big Jim take Meadowlands Pace elims

Saturday, July 09, 2011  By: Carol Hodes

East Rutherford, NJ--Hoosier Cup winner Custard The Dragon and New Jersey Classic winner Big Jim won their respective $50,000 eliminations for the $1 million Meadowlands Pace Saturday night (July 9) at Meadowlands Racetrack.

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Seven NYSS divisions for 2YO Colts at Yonkers

Saturday, July 09, 2011  By: Frank Drucker

Yonkers, NY--One night after the freshman pacing fillies took their statebred bow, the first-season lads hit the tarmac, with Yonkers Raceway hosting the $257,257 New York Sire Stakes Jim Meagher Pace for 2-year-old colts and geldings on Friday night (July 8).

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Zeron Talks Trotting Fillies

Saturday, July 09, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

The Ontario Sires Stakes' two-year-old trotting fillies will take their first steps down the Grassroots trail on Sunday evening at Flamboro Downs, as they will be competing in six divisions worth a total of $144,000.

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Palone adds three more Reynolds wins at Pocono

Saturday, July 09, 2011  By: James Beviglia

Wilkes-Barre, PA--Dana’s Sharp Smart and Magnum Kosmos produced the fastest times in their respective classes in Saturday night’s (July 9) W.N. Reynolds Memorial Stakes action at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.

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Home Field Advantage To Pay Off?

Friday, July 08, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

While his peers ship across the province in a horse trailer on Monday, two-year-old pacing gelding Retail will be enjoying his normal routine, hoping that home field advantage helps him to a top four placing in one of two $40,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Gold Series eliminations.

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Repeat Winners In Hiawatha Grassroots

Friday, July 08, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

A trio of three-year-old trotting colts were able to pick up their second straight Grassroots trophies in Ontario Sires Stakes action at Hiawatha Horse Park on Thursday evening.

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Hodgson Hoping For 'Deuce' In OSS Action

Friday, July 08, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

Georgian Downs fans get their first look at this season’s freshman crop on Tuesday, July 12 when a total of 81 two-year-old pacing colts arrive in Innisfil, Ont. for their second Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots Series skirmish.

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Hart’s Pace contender is no ordinary ‘Joe’

Thursday, July 07, 2011  By: Meadowlands Media Relations Department

East Rutherford, NJ --- Ed Hart might be soft-spoken, but his reputation for developing champions speaks loud and clear.

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Maryland ruling delays Rosecroft reopening

Thursday, July 07, 2011  By: Harnessracing.com

Ocean Downs is presently in the midst of a summer harness meet, and the state could still see racing resume at Rosecroft Raceway this year.

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Meadowlands Pace Elims Drawn

Tuesday, July 05, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

Up The Credit, the 2011 Pepsi North America Cup champion, tops the list of 18 colts and one filly entered in Saturday evening's eliminations for the $1 million Meadowlands Pace.

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Givens Could Have Powerful Pace Contender

Tuesday, July 05, 2011  By: Amy Silver

East Rutherford, NJ --- Powerful Mist has emerged as a major contender for this year's Meadowlands Pace with a string of impressive stakes efforts over the past month.

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Georgian Gets Ready For Gold Rush

Tuesday, July 05, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

Ontario-sired pacers and trotters filled up Georgian Downs’ Saturday program in preparation for next weekend’s Gold Rush, which will feature over $1 million in purses.

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Maryland Negotiations, Hearings This Week

Monday, July 04, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

Penn National Gaming has applied to bring live racing back to Maryland's Rosecroft Raceway.

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That’s Justice takes Tioga Open

Monday, July 04, 2011  By: Dustin Ross

Nichols, NY --- That’s Justice and Phil Fluet scored their third win in four starts to take home Sunday night’s (July 3) $16,500 Open Handicap Pace at Tioga Downs.

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Favorites Deliver in Summertime Elims

Sunday, July 03, 2011  By: Ashley Mayotte, WEG communications

Campbellville, ON --- Pacers were in the spotlight on Saturday evening (July 2) at Mohawk Racetrack.

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Great Waters is fastest winner in PA Stallion Series at The Meadows

Saturday, July 02, 2011  By: Evan Pattak

Washington, PA --- Great Waters cruised on the front end to notch his first career stakes victory in a division of Friday’s (July 1) $120,000 Pennsylvania Stallion Series at The Meadows.

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Betterthancheddar's connections hope Summertime is the right time

Friday, July 01, 2011  By: Ashley Mayotte, WEG

Campbellville, ON --- The Summertime eliminations set for Saturday (July 2) at Mohawk will be a pivotal test for the Casie Coleman-trained Betterthancheddar.

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Winbak Farm Welcomes New Veterinarian

Wednesday, June 29, 2011  By: Elizabeth Lewis-House

Winbak Farm welcomed a new veterinarian to its staff in June. 

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Winbak Farm graduates strong in DSBF elims

Wednesday, June 29, 2011  By: Elizabeth Lewis-House

On July 28, the best Delaware bred three-year-olds will show who really is the best of the best as they come head to head in $100,000 finals during Delaware State Fair at Harrington Raceway.

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Two-year-old fillies debut in PA Stallion Stakes

Tuesday, June 28, 2011  By: Evan Pattak

Washington, PA--Making her career debut, Ciao Dough executed a decisive quarter-pole move like a polished veteran and want on to capture a division of Tuesday’s (June 28) $40,000 Pennsylvania Stallion Series stakes at The Meadows. Backflip won the other $20,000 split in the event for 2-year-old trotting fillies.

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'Dragon' Breathes Fire In Hoosier Cup

Sunday, June 26, 2011  By: Emily Gaskin

ANDERSON, IN--The 15th installment of the $500,000 Hoosier Cup, Indiana's richest race, saw a familiar face in the winner's circle. Trainer George Teague Jr. made his third trip to victory lane with Custard The Dragon (Dragon Again).

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Maeve stars in the Maine Sire Stakes at Scarborough

Sunday, June 26, 2011  By: Susan Higgins

The Maine Sire Stakes kicked off its 2011 season on Sunday as the 3-year-old filly pacing division struck the colors at Scarborough Downs. 

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Turcotte Doubles In Baby To Boomer

Sunday, June 26, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

Driver Justin Turcotte doubled up in the Baby To Boomer Pacing Series first leg, which opened with three $6,500 divisions Saturday night at Sudbury Downs.

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Trotting Filly Competition Fierce At Flamboro

Sunday, June 26, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

The race for top spot in the three-year-old trotting filly division of the Ontario Sires Stakes intensified on Saturday afternoon as four fillies scored their second straight Grassroots victories with impressive effort over the Flamboro Downs half-mile.

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Custard The Dragon upsets in the $500,000 Hoosier Cup

Saturday, June 25, 2011  By: Tammy Knox

Anderson, IN --- Custard The Dragon and driver Montrell Teague blew past the competition in the stretch to win the final edition of the $500,000 Hoosier Cup at Hoosier Park Racing and Casino on Saturday, June 25.

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Barrieaus Dominate Fredericton Program

Thursday, June 23, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

The Barrieau name was front and centre during a race program that was scheduled to include ten dashes at Fredericton Raceway. 

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Artic Blue Up In Time

Thursday, June 23, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

Artic Blue pulled off a 38-1 stunner one week ago at the Meadowlands, but he wasn’t about to pull that trick in Thursday’s follow-up effort in the $20,000 final of the Perfect Ten Series.

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PA Fair Season To Open Saturday

Thursday, June 23, 2011  By: Jeff Zidek, Pennsylvania Harness Racing Commission

Meadville, PA --- Harness racing returns to Pennsylvania's county fair circuit on Saturday (June 25) at the Crawford County Fairgrounds in Meadville, Pa., the first of two days of racing at the Northwestern Pennsylvania half-mile track.

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Three In A Row For Three Martinis

Wednesday, June 22, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

Badlands Racing, George Teague and GP Patel’s Three Martinis and Ben Stafford’s Lucky Land each won their respective $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) divisional eliminations Wednesday at Harrington Raceway.

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Teague Quartet Tackles Big Bad John

Wednesday, June 22, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

Trainer George Teague Jr. is sending four horses to Saturday’s $500,000 Hoosier Cup at Hoosier Park, where his quartet will face off against beaten North America Cup favourite Big Bad John and four other rivals.

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Three Martini's, Lucky Land win Delaware-bred eliminations

Wednesday, June 22, 2011  By: Matt Sparacino, publicity director

Harrington, DE --- Badlands Racing, George Teague and GP Patel’s Three Martini’s ($3.20, Montrell Teague) and Ben Stafford’s Lucky Land ($2.10, Ben Stafford, Jr.) each won $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund eliminations on Wednesday at Harrington Raceway.

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What You Didn't Know About 'Joe'

Wednesday, June 22, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

Trainer Ed Hart has confirmed that Roll With Joe will be headed to the upcoming Meadowlands Pace, and he has also revealed some interesting information about the Cams Card Shark colt from the Pepsi North America Cup eliminations.

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Harlingen Hanover hot at Harrington

Tuesday, June 21, 2011  By: harnessracing.com

James Behrendt’s Harlingen Hanover ($4.80, Roger Plante Jr.) earned his 4th win of the season with a 1:53.1 win in the $18,600 Open Pace Monday at Harrington Raceway.

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Badlands Jenna, Sarah Barracuda lead DSBF elims

Tuesday, June 21, 2011  By: Matt Sparacino

Harrington, DE--Ben Stafford and Winbak Farm’s Badlands Jenna ($2.40, Ben Stafford Jr.) and Joann Looney-King’s Sarah Barracuda ($68, Tony Morgan) won their respective $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) divisional eliminations for 3-year-old pacing fillies Tuesday (June 21) at Harrington Raceway.

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Eight is Enough For NYSS

Tuesday, June 21, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

New York Sire Stakes stopped by Yonkers Raceway Tuesday night, with the $238,032 Art Watson Pace for three-year-old fillies.

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UP in the Cup

Monday, June 20, 2011  By: Keith McCalmont

CAMPBELLVILLE, ON--Up The Credit (W estern Terror) scored a thrilling victory in the $1.5 million Pepsi North America Cup for three-year-old pacing colts and geldings on Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack in front of a raucous Campbellville crowd.

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Ocean Downs opens 2011 season

Monday, June 20, 2011  By: Nick Pappas, for Ocean Downs

Berlin, MD --- Ocean Downs kicked off its first night of the 40-day harness meet on Sunday (June 19) with four divisions in the Bob Mitchell Memorial.

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Second leg of DSBF trotters contested Sunday

Sunday, June 19, 2011  By: Matt Sparacino

Harrington, DE --- Four $20,000 divisions of the second leg of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund events for 3-year-old trotters were contested Sunday (June 19) at Harrington Raceway

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No Competition Grabs The 'Pot O Gold'

Saturday, June 18, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

After winning his opening leg division of the Pot O Gold Claiming Series for $4,500 claiming pacers on June 4, No Competition took the following week off and returned fresh for the $22,000 finale on Saturday night at Sudbury Downs.

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Racing Roundup: Trick Man scores in Meadows feature

Saturday, June 18, 2011  By: harness publicists across North America

Saturday's (June 18) edition of Racing Roundup features results stories from The Meadows, Saratoga Casino and Raceway, Tioga Downs, Vernon Downs, Buffalo Raceway, Scioto Downs and Cal Expo.

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Joseph Michael Captures Ladner Memorial

Saturday, June 18, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

Joseph Michael was the star of the Cecil Ladner Memorial Pacing Series winning the $7,100 final in wire-to-wire fashion Saturday night at Charlottetown Driving Park.

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So Over goes over the top in Sire Stakes action at Buffalo

Saturday, June 18, 2011  By: Sam Pendolino

Hamburg, NY --- When a local horse, with a local trainer, and a local driver wins a $50,286 New York Sire Stakes race on your home track, the place goes wild.

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For Wayne Givens, a Moment in the Spotlight

Friday, June 17, 2011  By: By Mike Farrell, Harness Racing Update

It's been an extended road trip for Wayne Givens, spending the last few weeks in Canada with Powerful Mist(Powerful Toy), one of the top contenders Saturday in the $1.5 million Pepsi North America Cup at Mohawk Raceway.

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Cameron Lucky Sharp In Grassroots Debut

Friday, June 17, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

Cameron Lucky paced her way to the fastest win of eight Grassroots divisions at Grand River Raceway on Wednesday evening, and local filly Dapple Apple tagged along to earn the second-place share of the $24,000 purse.

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Hall of Fame hockey legend looks to hoist first 'Cup'

Friday, June 17, 2011  By: Ashley Mayotte, WEG communications

Campbellville, ON --- Serge Savard, the former Montréal Canadiens standout defenseman and general manger, is looking to add a different kind of ‘Cup’ to his collection on Saturday (June 18) at Mohawk Racetrack.

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Ten top pacers ready for North America Cup

Thursday, June 16, 2011  By: Ken Weingartner, Harness Racing Communications

Freehold, NJ --- Big Bad John was made the 2-1 morning line favorite for Saturday’s C$1.5 million Pepsi North America Cup at Mohawk Racetrack, near Toronto, after his connections selected post position No. 4 for the world’s richest pacing race.

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More 'Powerful' In His Third Start?

Thursday, June 16, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

I was telling a few people last week that after he had one start on this track he'd be better the next week, and he was."

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Penn National Gaming Inc Out At Maryland Jockey Club

Thursday, June 16, 2011  By: harnessracing.com

Penn National Gaming Inc. announced on Thursday that has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its joint venture interest in the Maryland Jockey Club to Stron-MJC Limited Partnership.

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Yankee Cruiser colt leads Meadows qualifiers

Wednesday, June 15, 2011  By: Jeff Zidek for MSOA

Washington, PA --- Eighteen groups of freshmen qualified at The Meadows on Wednesday morning (June 15) and the day’s first event proved to be the fastest.

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'Alexis' Pulls 41-1 Shocker in Saugeen

Wednesday, June 15, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

The Saugeen Claiming Series for pacing fillies and mares began on Wednesday evening at Hanover Raceway with a big surprise coming in the third and final $7,000 division.

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Bettor Sweet, Anndrovette highlight 'Inside Harness Racing'

Wednesday, June 15, 2011  By: Dustin Ross-Tioga Downs

Nichols, NY --- It’s a world record edition of “Inside Harness Racing” at Tioga Downs and Vernon Downs.

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Yonkers Recap

Wednesday, June 15, 2011  By: Frank Drucker

Statebred sophomores took over Yonkers Raceway Tuesday night, with the $233,479 New York Sire Stakes White Plains Trot for 3-year-old colts and geldings.

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Three Martini's and Bad Man Sam win Delaware-stakes preliminaries

Wednesday, June 15, 2011  By: Matt Sparacino

Harrington, DE --- Badlands Racing, George Teague and P. Patel’s Three Martini’s ($2.10, Montrell Teague, 1:53) and Donald Leager’s Bad Man Sam ($3.20, Allan Davis, 1:56.2) each won their $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) 3-year-old pacing colt series on Wednesday at Harrington Raceway.

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Lauren Perino looks for three straight with Juiced Up at Goshen

Tuesday, June 14, 2011  By: Chris Tully, GM of Goshen Historic Track

Goshen, NY --- Orange County resident Laura Perino made her first driving win a memorable one.

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Delaware Breeders elims held at Harrington

Tuesday, June 14, 2011  By: Harness Racing.com

Ernest Hartman’s Perec ($3, Corey Callahan) and Ben Stafford and Winbak Farm’s Badlands Jenna ($3.20, Ben Stafford Jr.) won their respective $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) eliminations for 3-year-old pacing fillies Tuesday at Harrington Raceway.

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North America Cup post positions drawn

Tuesday, June 14, 2011  By: Greg Gangle, WEG Media

Campbellville, ON --- Ten of the continent's finest 3-year-old pacers, headed by elimination winners Up The Credit, Big Bad John and Powerful Mist, will contest Saturday's (June 18) C$1.5 million Pepsi North America Cup at Mohawk Racetrack.

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Anndrovette wins Artiscape

Monday, June 13, 2011  By: Mike Farrell

Bettor Sweet (Bettor’s Delight) blitzed the competition Sunday afternoon in the $208,000 Bettor’s Delight Stakes sponsored by Blue Chip Farms at Tioga Downs. Bettor Sweet blistered the mile in 1:48.1, establishing two records.

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Obey The Command Fastest in DSBF elims

Sunday, June 12, 2011  By: Harness Racing. com

Lawrence and Barbara Mayer’s Mob Boss ($2.80, Bred Brittingham) was one of four $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) 3-year-old elimination winners Sunday with a 2:02.4 triumph.

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Mob Boss among 4 DSBF winners

Sunday, June 12, 2011  By: Matt Sparacino

Harrington, DE--Lawrence and Barbara Mayer’s Mob Boss ($2.80, Bred Brittingham) was one of four $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) 3-year-old elimination winners Sunday (June 12) with a 2:02.4 triumph.

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DELAWARE SIRED AND OWNED POWERFUL MIST WINS $50,000 PEPSI NORTH AMERICAN CUP ELIM

Saturday, June 11, 2011  By: Marv Bachrad

Campbellville, Ont. --- Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund champion driven by former Dover Downs leading driver Tim Tetrick scored an impressive 1:50.3 victory in the first of three $50,000 three-year-old pacing eliminations for next Saturday’s $1.5-million Pepsi North American Cup Final at Mohawk Raceway on Saturday, June 11.

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NA Cup elims to Powerful Mist, Up The Credit, Big Bad John

Saturday, June 11, 2011  By: Ashley Mayotte

Campbellville, ON--Powerful Mist, Up The Credit and Big Bad John each scored impressive wins in their respective $50,000 eliminations Saturday (June 11) at Mohawk Racetrack, in preparation for next week's $1.5 million Pepsi North America Cup, the richest race on the continent for 3-year-old pacers.

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Hollywood's Hot List

Friday, June 10, 2011  By: Harnesracingupdate.com

Winbak Farm graduates: RollWithJoe, Betterthancheddar, and Overnight Command all make the list.

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Mohawk First 2yo Qualifying Session Drawn; Get Free, Printable Program

Friday, June 10, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

A total of 107 two-year-olds have been drawn into a 14-race qualifying session which is now set for Saturday, June 11 at Mohawk Racetrack.

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Winning Mister sets 1:52 Pocono record

Friday, June 10, 2011  By: HarnessRacing.com

For Winning Mister, it seemed like he’d never get a win at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs in 2011.

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Winbak Announces 2011 Sale

Thursday, June 09, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

Winbak Farm has announced the details of its seventh annual Winbak Select Sale, which will be held on September 16.

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Maryland Standardbred Fund & Sire Stakes eligibles available

Thursday, June 09, 2011  By: Cheri Stambaugh

Union Bridge, MD --- The list of 2-year-olds (foals of 2009) that made the May 15, 2011 payment to the Maryland Standardbred Fund and the Maryland Sire Stakes is available at www.msrfonline.com.

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Hart, Waples hope to Roll With Joe in NA Cup elims

Thursday, June 09, 2011  By: HarnessRacing.com

Trainer Ed Hart is no stranger to being involved in big races.

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Moore Hopes Eighteen is Lucky Number in NA Cup

Wednesday, June 08, 2011  By: Ellen Harvey, Harness Racing Communications

Freehold, NJ --- The colt Eighteen starts from post No. 5 with Paul MacDonnell driving for trainer Dr. Ian Moore in the second of Saturday’s (June 11) three eliminations for the Pepsi North America Cup at Mohawk Racetrack.

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Coleman seeks North America Cup repeat

Wednesday, June 08, 2011  By: Ken Weingartner, Harness Racing Communications

Freehold, NJ --- Casie Coleman won last year’s Pepsi North America Cup with Sportswriter. 

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It Would Be Sweet To Go Back To Back

Wednesday, June 08, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

Casie Coleman won last year’s Pepsi North America Cup with Sportswriter.

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Bob Dewar Memorial Stakes Contested

Wednesday, June 08, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

The Bob Dewar Memorial Stakes for three-year-old pacing colts highlighted the Wednesday night card of harness racing at Red Shores Summerside with five $5,700 divisions.

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Note racing conditions for Bettor's Delight, Artiscape stakes

Tuesday, June 07, 2011  By: Nick Salvi, Tioga Downs race secretary

Nichols, NY--Tioga Downs will host the $200,000E Bettor’s Delight (sponsored by Blue Chip Farms) Free For All Pace and its female counterpart, the $200,000E Artiscape (sponsored by Brittany Stallion Management) on Sunday, June 12.

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Pepsi North America Cup Elims Drawn

Tuesday, June 07, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

A total of 23 of the continent's top three-year-old pacing colts and geldings have been drawn in to contest Mohawk Racetrack's Saturday, June 11 eliminations for the $1.5 million Pepsi North America Cup.

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Races Are Back In Quebec City; $1 Million In Purses To Be Offered

Monday, June 06, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

After a successful 2010 season, it has been announced that live horse racing will be returning to Hippodrome de Quebec this season.

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Racing Roundup: Jeremy's Successor scores in Harrington feature

Monday, June 06, 2011  By: from harness publicists across North America

Harrington, DE --- Andrea Ann Hill's Jeremy's Successor ($11, Sean Bier) earned his 26th career win Monday in the $18,600 Open Pace Monday at Harrington Raceway.

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Fawkes blows up $125K Currier & Ives with 48-1 explosion

Monday, June 06, 2011  By: by Evan Pattak for The Meadows

Washington, PA --- In 1605, Guy Fawkes gained fame of sorts in a failed effort to blow up the British House of Lords.

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Private Purchases Prosper At Pompano

Monday, June 06, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

It's quickly become a level of productivity to rival a highly efficient modern assembly line. 

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Hart On His Cup-Bound 'Joe'

Monday, June 06, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

Horsepeople and punters alike are well aware that best laid plans tend to immediately go out the window during a horse race. 

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Racing Roundup: Storyeum takes Open Pace at Tioga Downs

Sunday, June 05, 2011  By: from harness publicists across North America

Sunday's (June 5) edition of Racing Roundup features results stories from Tioga Downs, Saratoga Casino and Raceway and Scioto Downs.

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Nine NYSS 3CT divisions on tap Tuesday at Monticello

Sunday, June 05, 2011  By: harnessracing.com

In what can be billed as a day for the sport's purists, Monticello Raceway will present nine divisions of sophomore trotting colts and geldings in the rich New York Sire Stakes program on Tuesday afternoon.

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Upsets dominate Somebeachsomewhere stakes action

Saturday, June 04, 2011  By: Ashley Mayotte, WEG communications

Campbellville, ON --- Upsets dominated the Somebeachsomewhere Stakes on Saturday night (June 4) at Mohawk.

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No 'Mist' Opportunities For 'Powerful' Pacer

Saturday, June 04, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

Coming into this racing season, most expert handicappers would agree that the closest threat to Big Jim would be Shadyshark Hanover. 

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Upsets Galore In 'Beach' Stakes

Saturday, June 04, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

Up The Credit kicked past heavy favourite Big Jim in late stretch to win the first of three $100,000 Somebeachsomewhere Stakes divisions for three-year-old pacing colts in a 1:49 stakes record clocking on Saturday at Mohawk Racetrack.

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Badlands Hanover 2011 Book Full & Closed

Wednesday, June 01, 2011  By: Elizabeth Lewis-House

The Badlands Hanover Syndicate and Winbak Farm of Canada has announced the 2011 book of Badlands Hanover is full and closed.

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Say Cheese!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

Before Betterthancheddar even made his first pari-mutuel start, trainer Casie Coleman praised her pupil as one of the best horses she has ever trained, and after an eye-catching 1:49.2 score Monday night at Mohawk she was right.

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Harrington Winners

Tuesday, May 31, 2011  By: Elizabeth Lewis-House

On May 30, while Winbak Farm graduate, Betterthancheddar was making headlines winning in 1:49.2 at Mohawk Raceway in Canada, other Winbak Farm raised/sired horses were winning across North America, including six who won at Harrington Raceway.

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Anndrovette scores in $150,000 Betsy Ross final

Sunday, May 29, 2011  By: from Harrah's Chester publicity department

Chester, PA --- Sitting off a fast yet uncontested early pace before making her move, Jeffrey Bamond, Joseph Davino, and Mark Kesmodel's Anndrovette ($5.60) overcame a furious stretch charge from Higher And Higher to prevail in the fourth edition of the $150,000 Betsy Ross for pacing mares, held Sunday (May 29) afternoon at Harrah's Chester Casino and Racetrack.

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Help Name Winbak Farm Foals

Thursday, May 26, 2011  By: Elizabeth Lewis-House

Every year hundreds of foals are born at Winbak Farm and they all have one thing in common..they need a name.

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Coleman: 'I compare him to the best colts I've ever had'

Thursday, May 26, 2011  By: Greg Gangle, WEG Media

Campbellville, ON --- After scoring the biggest victory in her career last year in the C$1.5 Pepsi North America Cup, trainer Casie Coleman is looking for a repeat.

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Hempt win puts Teague in small group

Wednesday, May 25, 2011  By: Ken Weingartner

Montrell Teague is not the youngest driver to win a big-money stakes race, but he is in a small group.

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Double Gold On Molson Pace Night

Tuesday, May 24, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

Brothers Benoit and Mario Baillargeon qualified two sophomore trotting fillies for this Friday’s Gold Final at Western Fair Raceway, and Mario says both fillies have a legitimate shot at carrying home a share of the $130,000 purse.

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Mutineer Fillies Double Up In Grassroots

Tuesday, May 24, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

Seven divisions of the OSS Grassroots for three-year-old trotting fillies went postward at Western Fair Raceway on Tuesday, and daughters of Mutineer prevailed in two of the $24,000 tilts

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DELAWARE HORSES DOMINATE $300,000 HEMPT MEMORIAL

Monday, May 23, 2011  By: Marv Bachrad

Horses owned by Delaware finished first, second, third, fourth and fifth, taking all five payoff positions, in the $300,000 Max Hempt Memorial Pace on May 21 at Pocono Downs, near Wilkes Barre, Pa., one of the top events for -three--year-old male pacers.

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Frenchfrysnvinegar Repeats In Preferred

Monday, May 23, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

It was as simple as going to the front, making two lefts turns and trotting away from the competition for Frenchfrysnvinegar in Monday’s $35,000 Preferred Trot at Mohawk Racetrack.

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Vernon Hosts EBC Elims For Trotters

Sunday, May 22, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

Sophomore trotting standouts Jezzy and Dejarmbro lived up to their advanced billing, while Im The Answer and Masters Cook turned in track record performances during Saturday night’s 12-race program at Vernon Downs.

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First Over: Let The Games (Finally) Begin

Sunday, May 22, 2011  By: Andrew Cohen

Last year’s champions are coming back to qualifiers all over North America.

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The Dragon Slays Rivals in Max Hempt

Sunday, May 22, 2011  By: Bill Finley

George Teague Jr. didn't get down on Custard The Dragon (Dragon Again) after the colt broke stride in last week's elims for the Max Hempt Memorial, was disqualified and placed ninth and barely made the final.

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Escape The Wind Retirement Saturday

Friday, May 20, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

Veteran trainer/driver Roger Mayotte will harness his star pupil, Escape The Wind, one final time to celebrate the 11-year-old gelding's retirement at Mohawk Racetrack, Saturday evening.

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Pace, Hambo Eligibles Step Out at Big M Qualifiers

Thursday, May 19, 2011  By: HarnessRacing.com

Roll With Joe, a full brother to Bettor’s Delight and a half-brother to No Pan Intended topped the Meadowlands qualifiers on Thursday, May 19, with a sparkling 1:51.1 win.

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Abbatiello captures 1,000th lifetime win

Thursday, May 19, 2011  By: Freehold Raceway

Freehold, NJ --- Eric Abbatiello captured lifetime win number 1,000 at Freehold Raceway on Thursday (May 19).

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Prana made the Max Hempt Memorial favorite

Wednesday, May 18, 2011  By: James Bevigilia, for Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs

Wilkes-Barre, PA --- Prana, a 3-year-old colt from the barn of Jimmy Takter, was made the 3-1 morning line favorite for Saturday’s Max C. Hempt Memorial Stakes at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.

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Preferred To Frenchfrysnvinegar; NA Cup Preppers Victorious

Monday, May 16, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

Frenchfrysnvinegar was a front-stepping winner in Monday’s $35,000 Preferred Trot at Woodbine Racetrack, but she had a bit of help when the odds-on favourite made a break in deep stretch.

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Brother and Sister Win On Same Day

Monday, May 16, 2011  By: Elizabeth Lewis-House

On May 14th, two Winbak Farm bred horses out of Winbak Farm of Delaware sire Bonnie and Clyde mare, Bonnie Finkel, won.

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Betsy Ross Opener To Anndrovette

Sunday, May 15, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

A costly break behind the gate by race favourite Tomorrowpan threw Sunday’s opening leg of the Betsy Ross wide-open at Harrah’s Chester, and it was Anndrovette who capitalized on the golden opportunity for driver Tim Tetrick.

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Eighteen, Fantaddy represent in Diplomat elims

Sunday, May 08, 2011  By: Ashley Mayotte - WEG Communications

Toronto, ON --- Sixteen sophomore pacing colts and geldings, including seven N.A. Cup eligibles, converged at Woodbine Saturday night to represent their connections in The Diplomat Stakes elims.

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Jug eligibles win weekend stakes

Sunday, May 08, 2011  By: Tom White

Delaware, OH --- Big Bad John, Custard The Dragon and Eighteen, all eligible to the 66th Little Brown Jug on September 22, scored stakes victories this past weekend.

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Winbak Dimensions shines at Tioga Downs

Sunday, May 08, 2011  By: Dustin Ross

Nichols, NY --- Tioga Downs’ 2008 horse of the year Winbak Dimensions started off the 2011 race season in mid-season form on Sunday afternoon.

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Bartlett wins 4,000th at Yonkers

Wednesday, May 04, 2011  By: Harness Racing.com

One night after Dan Dube won his 7,000th career race, Jason Bartlett joined the milestone madness.

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Dube Celebrates 7,000th Win

Tuesday, May 03, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

Dan Dube earned his 7,000th career victory Monday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's $25,000, ninth-race pace with favoured Armbro Durable.

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Notable Tuesday Qualifiers

Tuesday, May 03, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

One world champion trotter, one former world champion pacer.

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Outlawpositivcharg Wins 2011 Debut

Saturday, April 30, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

Two-time Governor's Plate winner Outlawpositivcharg, with Terry Gallant in the bike, won the Saturday night feature at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park while making his 2011 debut for owner Fred Lamont of Calgary, Alberta. The time of the mile was 1:58.3.

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Golden Receiver Wins Star-Studded Open

Saturday, April 30, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

Golden Receiver rallied from the pocket to capture the featured Open Pace at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs on Saturday night in thrilling fashion. The race carried the night’s top purse of $60,000.

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Harrington Open To Harlingen Hanover; Stafford Snags 1,000th Win

Monday, April 25, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

James Behrendt’s Harlingen Hanover rallied smartly in the final sixteenth of a mile and edged out Jeremys Successor to win Monday’s $18,600 Open at Harrington Raceway.

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Heather Moffett, candidate for Mrs. Delaware U.S. 2011

Thursday, April 21, 2011  By: Marv Bachrad

Winbak Farm would like to wish the best of luck to Heather Moffett, who is running for Mrs. Delaware United States 2011.

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Stage Set For Ontario Spring Filly Stakes

Thursday, April 21, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

Fifteen fillies of the sophomore variety trucked to Woodbine Racetrack on Thursday to contest a pair of elims for this year’s Ontario Spring Filly Stakes.

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Kirby stable wins three at Harrington

Wednesday, April 20, 2011  By: Matt Sparacino

Trainer/driver Victor Kirby was a perfect 3-for-3 with horses in his stable Wednesday at Harrington Raceway, including a 1:56 win in the $18,600 Open Trot with Chris Glaccio’s Allmar Surprise ($5.20).

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Duel Continues For Jans Luck, Spring Break

Saturday, April 16, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

Affirmed and Alydar dueled through perhaps the most storied rivalry in thoroughbred racing history, but those legends have nothing on two outstanding standardbreds, Jans Luck and Spring Break.

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Powerful Mist, Mob Boss win $100,000 DSBF finals

Friday, April 15, 2011  By: HarnessRacing.com

Powerful Mist was overpowering, Mob Boss showed his grit in $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) Colt and Gelding Finals while Cams Art was named Horse of the Meet, Josh Green won his seventh straight Leading Trainer honors and Corey Callahan took Leading Dash Win Driver award on a Spring-like closing day, April 14 at Dover Downs

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Winbak Fillies Dominate $100,000 DSB Finals and Consolations

Thursday, April 14, 2011  By: Elizabeth Lewis-House

At Dover Downs on April 14, 2011, Winbak bred and Winbak raised fillies once again proved they were a force to be reckoned with.

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Two $100,000 DSBF filly finals head Wednesday card at Dover

Wednesday, April 13, 2011  By: Marv Bachrad, publicity director, Dover Downs

Dover, DE --- After two weeks of preliminaries, the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund filly pace and trot division's top eight qualifiers match strides in two $100,000 finals on Wednesday, April 13, at Dover Downs. 

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BADLANDS JENNA, OVERNIGHT COMMAND WIN DSBF $100,000 FINALS

Wednesday, April 13, 2011  By: Marv Bachrad

Dover, Del. --- Pacer Badlands Jenna closed with a rush and trotter Overnight Command was never headed in $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) Filly Finals on a drizzling Tuesday, April 12 card at Dover Downs.

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Two $100,000 DSBF finals top closing day Dover card

Wednesday, April 13, 2011  By: Marv Bachrad

Dover, DE --- The Dover Downs 2010-2011 meet comes to a close with two $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund 3-year-old finals on Thursday (April 14).

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No Satin Intended in Meadows Series Upset

Wednesday, April 13, 2011  By: Harnessracing.com

No Satin Intended, who hadn’t raced since Oct. 6, converted a perfect pocket trip to a shocking 21-1 upset victory in a division of Tuesday’s Valentowner Pace at The Meadows.

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Maryland Lawmakers Pass Horse Racing Subsidies

Tuesday, April 12, 2011  By: USTA Communications Department

Columbus, OH --- Maryland lawmakers agreed to send millions of dollars in subsidies to the state's Thoroughbred and Standardbred tracks, in a Monday night vote that came with 20 minutes to spare before their midnight deadline to pass legislation.

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No Simo Deal Means No Govt Money

Monday, April 11, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

It has been reported that before the state of Maryland hands over millions of dollars to racetracks to cover day-to-day operating costs, Pimlico Race Course, Laurel Park and Rosecroft Raceway must have a simulcasting deal in place.

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Name That Mini

Monday, April 11, 2011  By: Elizabeth Lewis-House

On April 5th at 7:42 p.m., Winbak Farm welcomed the arrival of a colt from Ashlees Hope.

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Misti Maiden delivers in Celias Counsel Final

Monday, April 11, 2011  By: Greg Gangle, WEG media

After scoring a victory in her elimination last week, Misti Maiden was pressured for most of the stretch drive in Monday night’s (April 11) Celias Counsel Stakes Final at Woodbine, but she survived the pressure to earn the largest payday of her career.

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Md. Senate panel approves horse racing subsidies

Saturday, April 09, 2011  By: Nicholas Sohr

ANNAPOLIS – A Senate committee approved changes Saturday that would further limit Gov. Martin O’Malley’s proposal to prop up struggling horse racing tracks as the industry searches for a way to staunch steep financial losses.

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Powerful Mist leads DSBF winners at Dover

Thursday, April 07, 2011  By: Marv Bachrad, publicity director, Dover Downs

Dover, DE --- Powerful Mist and Dyslexic won the paces, while Mob Boss and Smart Strike the trots in Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund $20,000 second leg preliminaries on a sunny Thursday (April 7) at Dover Downs.

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Delaware-bred preliminaries featured at Dover Downs

Wednesday, April 06, 2011  By: Marv Bachrad, publicity director, Dover Downs

Dover, DE --- Favorites dominated Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) second leg preliminaries on Wednesday, April 6 at Dover Downs.

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Four DSBF male prelims top Thursday's Dover card

Wednesday, April 06, 2011  By: Marv Bachrad, publicity director, Dover Downs

Dover, DE --- The second of two 3-year-old colt and gelding preliminary legs of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund are set with four $20,000 divisions on Thursday (April 7) at Dover Downs.

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Four DSBF divisions lead Wednesday's Dover card

Tuesday, April 05, 2011  By: Marv Bachrad, publicity director, Dover Downs

Dover, DE--The Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) moves into the final preliminary stage with two filly paces and two trotting divisions on Wednesday (April 6) at Dover Downs.

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Misti Maiden fastest in Celias Counsel elims

Monday, April 04, 2011  By: Greg Gangle
Toronto, ON --- A pair of C$20,000 Celias Counsel eliminations for 3-year-old trotting fillies took place tonight at Woodbine with Misti Maiden and Surveillance taking home top honors.
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Classieriverboat N Wins Mares Open

Saturday, April 02, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

Classieriverboat N, a seven-year-old Riverboat King mare, won the $10,000 Filly and Mares Open Pace in 1:57.4 for the Double Up Stable of Washington Pennsylvania at Buffalo Raceway Friday night.

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WINBAK STALLIONS DOMINATE DEL. STANDARDBRED BREEDERS FUND 1ST LEG HIGHLIGHTS

Friday, April 01, 2011  By: Marv Bachrad

DOVER, Del. --- The Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) Three-Year-Old stakes got underway at Dover Downs on the final two days in March with 1st leg trotting and pacing $20,000 preliminaries at Dover Downs.

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Fire At Harrington Raceway

Friday, April 01, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

A fire broke out during the early morning hours of Thursday, March 31 at Harrington Raceway.

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Foaling Season 2011

Friday, April 01, 2011  By: Elizabeth Lewis-House

With the start of a new year begins foaling season.

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Four DSBF male prelims top Dover Thursday program

Thursday, March 31, 2011  By: Marv Bachrad, publicity director, Dover Downs

Dover, DE --- The Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund focus shifts to male trotters and pacers with four $20,000 3-year-old first leg preliminaries on Thursday (March 31) at Dover Downs.

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DSBF preliminaries underway at Dover

Thursday, March 31, 2011  By: Marv Bachrad, publicity director, Dover Downs

Dover, DE --- The Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) 3-year-old colt and gelding $20,000 trot and pace divisions got underway with1st leg preliminaries with Powerful Mist, Three Martini’s, First Captain and Warrhawk One winners at Dover Downs on Thursday, March 31 at Dover Downs.

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Delaware-breds shine at Dover

Wednesday, March 30, 2011  By: Marv Bachrad, publicity director, Dover Downs

Dover, DE --- The Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) three-year-old stakes got underway with two $20,000 divisions, each, of pacers and trotters Overnight Command and Tokyo Oklahoma won first leg preliminaries at Dover Downs on Wednesday, March 30. 

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Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund prelims start Wednesday

Wednesday, March 30, 2011  By: Marv Bachrad, publicity director, Dover Downs

Dover, DE --- The Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund kicks off its 2011 campaign on Wednesday (March 30) with four divisions of an all filly opening round at Dover Downs.

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Track Operating Subsidy, Government Oversight Step Closer To Reality In Maryland

Wednesday, March 30, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

According to a report, racetracks in Maryland are now a step closer to getting a state subsidy for operating costs, but legislators opposed to such a move got pretty figurative about the situation yesterday.

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Classic Wish Passes

Wednesday, March 16, 2011  By: Winbak Farm

Today is a sad day in Winbak Farm history.

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Modern Day Clyde Cruises; Five For Palone

Tuesday, March 15, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

Modern Day Clyde gunned down the field and set a national season’s mark to boot when he captured a division of Tuesday’s Dennis Sheehan Memorial Pace at The Meadows.

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Spring Break Repeats In Mares Preferred

Saturday, March 12, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

Spring Break overpowered a classy field in Friday’s $22,500 Filly & Mare Not Listed Preferred/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows, taking the early lead and gliding effortlessly through the slop for her second straight victory and third in her last four starts.

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Winbak Open House Announcement

Saturday, March 05, 2011  By: Winbak Farm

Winbak Canada has announced the details of an upcoming stallion showcase open house.

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Spring Break Upsets Meadows Preferred

Saturday, March 05, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

Spring Break made the right move at the right time as she buried her main rival at the pylons and went on to a 9-1 upset victory in Friday’s $22,500 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows.

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$12 million likely in Pa Sire Stakes purses in 2012

Sunday, February 27, 2011  By: Gerry Connors

Harrisburg, PA --- Some $12 million is ready to be won by Pennsylvania’s brightest and fastest harness racing stars during Pennsylvania Sire Stakes competition in 2012.

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Devil's Ivy scores upset in Dover feature

Monday, February 14, 2011  By: Marv Bachrad, publicity director, Dover Downs

Dover, DE --- Devil’s Ivy won the $35,000 Preferred on a top Valentine’s Day card on Monday at Dover Downs.

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Stagecoach Holdup a success at Dover

Thursday, February 03, 2011  By: Marv Bachrad, publicity director, Dover Downs

Dover, DE --- Stagecoach Holdup proved a success in one of two $14,000 Thursday (Feb. 3) co-features at Dover Downs.

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2010 DSBF winners are honored

Friday, January 28, 2011  By: Marv Bachrad, publicity director, Dover Downs

Dover, DE --- The four top 2- and 3-year-old money winning horses in the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund program were honored at the 40th annual Delaware Agricultural Industry Dinner on Thursday (Jan. 27) before a crowd of more than 400 at Dover Downs Convention Center.

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MD Slot Revenue To Offset Track Overhead?

Friday, January 28, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

The office of Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley this week proposed legislation which would see proceeds from slots gaming funnelled to the Laurel and Pimlico racetracks for thoroughbreds in order to offset operating costs.

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This Trotter Could Be A Star

Wednesday, January 19, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

A resounding victory earned by a long uncovered mile has trainer Mario Dessureault and owner Gene Kirsch of Coconut Creek, Florida thinking they got much more than they bargained for when entering a claim on trotter Sun Island just over a month ago.

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Winbak Bred, City Delight, Tops Sale

Tuesday, January 18, 2011  By: Winbak Farm

Winbak bred, City Delight, was the sales topper at this past Mondays 2011 January Select Mixed Sale at The Meadowlands.

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A Bill For MD Table Games

Tuesday, January 18, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

Kathy Klausmeier, a state senator in Maryland, doesn’t fool around wasting time.

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City Delight Tops January Select Sale

Monday, January 17, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

Over 300 horses went through the ring during Monday’s 2011 January Select Mixed Sale at the Meadowlands, with City Delight topping the auction.

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Allamerican Native To Ontario

Monday, January 03, 2011  By: Standardbred Canada

Winbak Farms has announced that Allamerican Native will stand the 2011 season at Winbak Farm of Canada for a fee of $3,000 making him not only one of the finest proven stallions but also one of harness racing's most affordable outcross stallions in North America.

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