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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.

2013 NEWS

Joe Thomson to receive Bergstein-Proximity Award; heads list of USHWA human award winners

Thursday, December 26, 2013  By: USHWA

Harrisburg, PA --- The United States Harness Writers Association today released the majority of their 2013 human award winners for excellence in the Standardbred industry.

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New York breeders have reason to celebrate in 2013

Monday, December 23, 2013  By: Harness Horse Breeders of NY

Latham, NY --- New York breeders and owners have plenty to celebrate when they look back on 2013.

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Vintage Master to stay in Ontario

Sunday, December 22, 2013  By: Brittany Stallion Management

Versailles, KY --- Although the original plan had Vintage Master moving to New Jersey for the 2014 breeding season, it has been decided that the world champion racehorse and young stallion will remain in Ontario for next year.

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Badlands Hanover - Great value

Friday, December 20, 2013  By: Harnesslink

One of the sires who reguarly makes the sires list in both North America and Australasia is the proven son of Western Hanover in Badlands Hanover.

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Six More For Henry

Friday, December 20, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

Trevor Henry put on a driving clinic Thursday evening at Flamboro Downs thanks to his six-win performance on the 12-race card.

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Ontario Racing Commission releases 2014 race dates

Friday, December 20, 2013  By: Ontario Racing Commission

The Director of the Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) announced Friday (Dec. 20) the decision on a number of additional applications seeking variances to the assigned dates for 2014.

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Bettors Edge Wires Up Preferred Foes

Thursday, December 19, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

Bettors Edge nipped front-stepping Dynamic Youth and fast-closing Nova Artist in 1:50 to win Thursday’s $30,000 Preferred pace at Dover Downs.

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Faves Falter In Niagara Sequel

Thursday, December 19, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

Two new faces found their way to victory lane in Thursday’s second leg of the Niagara Series at Woodbine Racetrack, as Solid Queen and Hands Off Hanover used off-the-pace tactics to secure upset victories in their respective assignments.

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Count Me In, Austin's Jon Jon win Meadows winners over trots

Monday, December 16, 2013  By: Evan Pattak

Washington, PA --- A pair of winners over $10,000 life trots, each worth $15,000, highlighted Monday’s card at The Meadows, with Count Me In and Austin’s Jon Jon taking the featured races.

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Maryland Horse Council votes to support casino at Rosecroft

Friday, December 06, 2013  By: Maryland Horse Council

Damascus, MD ---  On Nov. 19, at the Maryland Horse Council annual meeting at the Miller Senate Office Building in Annapolis, the Board of Directors voted to support locating the Prince Georges County casino at Rosecroft Raceway.

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DE Horsemen Have Dialogue With State

Thursday, December 05, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

“You have these licensees who have made capital commitments, have operating expenses – long term capital commitments – and we pulled the rug out from underneath them and I’m not sure that, in hindsight, that was the best thing to do.”

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Ms Caila J Fra scores 1:50.2 win in Dover feature

Monday, December 02, 2013  By: Marv Bachrad

Dover, DE --- Ms Caila J Fra showed her class notching a 1:50.1 victory in the $21,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap the Monday, Dec. 2 feature race at Dover Downs. 

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Big N Bad & 'Beren' Win Derby Elims

Sunday, December 01, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

Three-year-old pacing colts Big N Bad and Beren Hanover won a pair of $12,500 eliminations for the Western Canada Pacing Derby on Saturday night over a frozen track at Northlands Park.

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$100,000 DSBF freshman colt trot is Tuesday Dover headliner

Monday, November 25, 2013  By: Marv Bachrad

Dover, DE --- Four of eight starters in the $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund 2-year-old trotting colt final have won at least one of the two preliminary legs.

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Kelsey's Commando wins $100,000 DSBF Final at Dover

Monday, November 25, 2013  By: Marv Bachrad

Dover, DE --- Kelsey’s Commando won the 2-year-old filly trot, the first of four $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) 2-year-old finals on Monday, Nov. 25 at Dover Downs.

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Glidemaster to Winbak of Ontario

Friday, November 22, 2013  By: Winbak Farm

Caledon, ON --- Brittany Stallion Management announced today that world champion racehorse and sire Glidemaster is being relocated to Winbak Farm of Ontario. 

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Royal Outlook Prevails In Preferred

Monday, November 18, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

A trio of Preferred events went postward Monday at The Raceway at Western Fair District, with Royal Outlook winning the richest event on the 12-race card.

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Track Records Set In Matron Stakes

Sunday, November 17, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

Dover Downs hosted the richest program in Delaware racing history on Sunday night featuring eight Matron Stakes.

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Queen Fourteen Tops Forest City Opener

Saturday, November 16, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

The 2013 Forest City Yearling Sale held its first of two sessions on Saturday afternoon at the Western Fair Agriplex in London, Ont. with Queen Fourteen topping the opening session.

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More Autumn Series Splits

Saturday, November 16, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

Once again, Woodbine Racetrack played host to more Autumn Series divisions.

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Rosecroft Raceway awarded 54 live racing dates in 2014

Wednesday, November 13, 2013  By: Rosecroft Raceway

Fort Washington, MD --- The Maryland Racing Commission approved Rosecroft Raceway’s 54-day live racing schedule for 2014 at its monthly meeting on Tuesday (Nov. 12). 

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Year-End Battle Brewing Between Fillies?

Wednesday, November 13, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

Joe Holloway uses the word “decent” to describe Shebestingin’s year so far, but the three-year-old filly pacer has two more chances to improve that assessment.

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Vacation Owners Enjoying The Trip

Wednesday, November 13, 2013  By: Keith McCalmont

When the hammer fell on Hip #5 in the Lexington Selected Sale in October, 2011 little did anyone know that the ride of a lifetime had just begun for a group of Canadians, originally hailing from one end of the country to the other.

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Callahan Clicks For Six At Dover

Tuesday, November 12, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

I Like My Boss, Whichwayrightrleft and Call Me Hal registered opening leg victories in Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) freshmen male trots Tuesday at Dover Downs, but the star of the card was driver Corey Callahan thanks to his six-win performance.

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Johnson goes online to winner's circle

Tuesday, November 12, 2013  By: Greg Gangle

Toronto, ON --- Two years ago, owner/trainer Larry Johnson was at his home, browsing online when he noticed www.OnGait.com, an auction site dedicated to Standardbred racehorses.

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Blue Chip Farms & Joe Thomson are Bergstein-Proximity Award Finalists

Tuesday, November 12, 2013  By: Ken Weingartner

Freehold, N.J. --- Blue Chip Farms and Joe Thomson of Winbak Farm are the finalists for the U.S. Harness Writers Association’s 2013 Stan Bergstein-Proximity Award, an honor in the sport second only to election to the Hall of Fame.

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Three $20,000 DSBF Frosh Trotting Prelims Tuesday Features

Monday, November 11, 2013  By: Marv Bachrad

DOVER, Del. --- LG’s Pride, Whichwayrightrleft and Call Me Hal are program picks in the three $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) preliminary 1st legs for two-year-old Delaware-sired trotting fillies, the tri-features on the Tuesday, Nov. 12 card at Dover Downs. Post time is 4:30 p.m.

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Sisters Top First Harrisburg Mixed Session

Friday, November 08, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

The first of two mixed sessions at the Harrisburg Sale was held on Friday at the PA Farm Show Complex with a pair of sisters selling back-to-back and bringing the highest bids of the day.

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WEG Prominence At Harrisburg

Friday, November 08, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

It’s best known as ‘Harrisburg’ in harness racing.

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Winbak Your Kash Snares Mares Open

Wednesday, November 06, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

Winbak Your Kash ($10.00) made the trip to Western New York worth it as she scored a length victory over Youre Too Funny in the featured $8,500 Fillies and Mares Open Pace Wednesday night (Nov. 6) at Batavia Downs.

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NYSS Awards Doled Out

Tuesday, November 05, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

The top luminaries of New York State racing convened on the main concourse of Tioga Downs on Sunday, October 27 for the 2013 New York Sire Stake (NYSS) awards dinner and District 8 meetings.

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Three Of Spades Triumphs At Dover

Monday, November 04, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

On Sunday, November 4, Three Of Spades, a 10-year-old Cams Card Shark-Triple Flip gelding, overtook race favourite Feel Like A Fool in the stretch en route to a 1:52.3 victory in the opening-night feature race at Dover Downs.

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Headingforaruckus Upsets At Batavia

Saturday, November 02, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

It was bombs away in the $8,500 featured Open Trot on Friday night at Batavia Down when 19-1 outsider Headingforaruckus closed from far back to pull the upset.

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Winbak Farm of New York To Stand Lucky Chucky & Muscles Yankee

Friday, November 01, 2013  By: Elizabeth Lewis-House

In the upcoming breeding season, Winbak Farm of New York will be welcoming two of the industry’s most distinguished trotting stallions.

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Repeat Winners In Autumn Series

Thursday, October 31, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

Round two of the Autumn Series was contested over a rain-soaked track Monday evening at Woodbine Racetrack, and Sweetie Hearts and Witch Dali put themselves in position to sweep their respective events thanks to impressive scores.

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Parsons On His Autumn Series Starters

Tuesday, October 29, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

After capturing both their divisions of the opening round of the Autumn Series last week, both Sweetie Hearts and Wonderland Snow have stamped their way into the $25,000 (estimated) final on November 8 at Woodbine Racetrack.

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Glidemaster to Winbak of New York

Monday, October 28, 2013  By: Winbak Farm/Brittany Stallion Management

Lexington, KY --- Brittany Stallion Management announced today that world champion racehorse and sire Glidemaster is being relocated to Winbak Farm of New York.

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Sophomores Top Fall Extravaganza

Sunday, October 27, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

A pair of Ontario-sired three-year-olds shared honours as the Fall Extravaganza Mixed Sale topper on Sunday at Flamboro Downs.

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Blueridge Adalia and Candid Photo repeat as Virginia champs

Sunday, October 27, 2013  By: Darrell Wood

New Kent, VA --- Blueridge Adalia and Candid Photo won Virginia-bred divisional titles for the second straight year on Sunday as Colonial Downs closed out its 16th annual fall harness racing season with the $380,000 Day of Champions card.

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Hippodrome 3R Meet Wraps Up

Sunday, October 27, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

Hippodrome 3R held its 44th program of the 2013 season on Sunday afternoon featuring a pair of distance races for open trotters and pacers to close out the meet.

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Rookies Impress In Kindergarten Classic

Saturday, October 26, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

Goddess and Southwind Spirit each earned champion status as the result of their first-place finishes in Friday night’s $433,500 finals of the 2013 Kindergarten Classic Series for two-year-old trotters at Vernon Downs.

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Penn National Gaming, Maryland Standardbred Owners and Breeders sign contract extension

Thursday, October 24, 2013  By: Penn National Gaming

Fort Washington, MD --- Since reemerging from bankruptcy in 2011 under the direction of Penn National Gaming, Rosecroft Raceway has provided an economic kick start to Prince George’s County and the Maryland Standardbred industry.

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DSBF trotting finals contested

Wednesday, October 23, 2013  By: Matt Sparacino

Harrington, DE --- Two $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund finals for 2-year-old trotters were contested on the penultimate 2013 program at Harrington Raceway on Wednesday (Oct. 23).

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'Little Man' seeks big performance in DSBF final

Tuesday, October 22, 2013  By: Charlene Sharpe

Seaford, DE --- When owner Henry Faragalli asked how the Delaware-bred trotting colt he owned a part of was doing this spring, trainer Les Givens didn’t give him much to go on.

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Dirt Track Momma Sets EPR Mares Record

Saturday, October 19, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

Dirt Track Momma destroyed Exhibition Park Raceway's track record for aged pacing mares with a dazzling 1:55.3 victory on Saturday afternoon.

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Shelliscape is 1:50 winner in Breeders Crown Mare Pace

Saturday, October 19, 2013  By: T.J. Burkett

Wilkes-Barre, PA --- Shelliscape ground out a 1:50 win in the $300,000 Breeders Crown final for older mare pacers Saturday night (Oct. 19) at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.

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McNair Doesn't Sweat Outside Posts

Friday, October 18, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

Doug McNair readily admits the Breeders Crown hasn't provided him or his father Gregg any special memories but he's hoping that the third time will be the charm after Saturday's championship finals.

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Track Record Holder To Harrisburg Sale

Thursday, October 17, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

There’s something eerie concerning a final winning time of 1:57.1 at Monticello Raceway, especially when it comes to three-year-old trotting geldings.

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Delaware-bred frosh in five divisions at Harrington

Wednesday, October 16, 2013  By: Matt Sparacino

Harrington, DE --The second leg of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) Stakes for 2-year-old trotters was contested in five divisions at Harrington Raceway on Wednesday.

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McNairs Double Up In Gold Consolations

Monday, October 14, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

As has become their custom, local horsemen Gregg and Doug McNair had a stellar evening in Ontario Sires Stakes action at Grand River Raceway on Sunday.

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DSBF round two gets underway Monday night

Monday, October 14, 2013  By: Matt Sparacino

Harrington, DE ---The Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund 2-year-old stakes will complete its second leg this week, beginning with three divisions of filly pacers on Monday.

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OSS Consolation Mania Hits London

Monday, October 14, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

Ontario’s exciting three-year-old trotters and pacers opened up two nights of Grassroots Consolation action at The Raceway at Western Fair District on Monday evening.

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Anndrovette win Crown elim in blanket finish

Saturday, October 12, 2013  By: Breeders Crown publicity

Wilkes-Barre, PA--Anndrovette regained winning form at the right time, scoring in a blanket finish in the $25,000 Breeders Crown Mare Pace elimination.

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Henry Discusses Consolation Starters

Thursday, October 10, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

The last time trotting filly Angies Lucky Star appeared at Grand River Raceway she cruised to an effortless victory in the Ontario Sires Stakes Gold Series, and Arthur, Ont. residents Shannon and Trevor Henry are hoping she can reprise that effort Sunday evening in the last start of her sophomore season.

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Five Delaware-bred races at Harrington

Wednesday, October 09, 2013  By: Matt Sparacino

Harrington, DE ---Five $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) divisions for 2-year-old trotters were contested on the Wednesday Harrington Raceway program.

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Rookie Pacing Colts Spar In DSBF

Tuesday, October 08, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

Karen Walls’ Elite Awards was the fastest of three $20,000 divisional Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund winners for two-year-old pacing colts and geldings Tuesday at Harrington Raceway after a 1:56.3 triumph.

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Freshman DSBF stakes kick-off this week at Harrington

Monday, October 07, 2013  By: Matt Sparacino

Harrington, DE --- The 2-year-old Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund stakes get underway Monday night (Oct. 7) at Harrington Raceway.

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Freshman Fillies Impress In DSBF

Monday, October 07, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

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

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PA Fair Records Fall In Finals

Sunday, October 06, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

Have More Wine charged through the Lightning Lane to capture Saturday’s Pennsylvania Fairs Championship for sophomore filly pacers in a stake-record 1:53.1, a feat that became even more impressive when post-race scoping revealed that she bled during the race.

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Allerage Farms - Fillies & Mares Open Pace

Sunday, October 06, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

Following a weather delay due to heavy rains that rolled in mid-card, the track was downgraded to 'sloppy' for the Allerage Mares Open.

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$175,000 Allerage Farms – Open Pace

Sunday, October 06, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

Golden Receiver, who last visited the winner’s circle on May 11 at The Meadowlands in a leg of the TV FFA Series, found his way back to victory lane despite horrible weather conditions in Sunday’s Allerage Farms Open Pace Final.

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Two World Records Equalled At Pocono

Saturday, October 05, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

Dynamic Youth captured his second straight Preferred Pace on Saturday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs and equalled a world record in the progress. The race carried the night’s top purse of $25,000.

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Ash Larue Winner at Harrington

Tuesday, October 01, 2013  By: Matt Sparacino

HARRINGTON, Del. – Jeff and David Clark’s Ash Larue ($6, Jim Morand) scored her third straight win Tuesday in the $19,000 Mares Open at Harrington Raceway in 1:52.3.

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Sophomores Set For New Jersey Futurity

Tuesday, October 01, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

A mix of four colts and two fillies are set to go postward in the $20,000 New Jersey Futurity for three-year-old trotters on Thursday at Freehold Raceway.

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Frenchfrysnvinegar Retired

Monday, September 30, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

Trot Insider has learned that two-time O'Brien Award winning trotting mare Frenchfrysnvinegar has been retired from racing.

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Allerage Farm Two-Year-Old Filly Trot

Sunday, September 29, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

Market Rally, from post No. 5, did her damage from third over. 

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National Debt Sets Alberta 2YO Record

Sunday, September 29, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

National Debt became the fastest two-year-old pacer in Alberta Downs history on Sunday afternoon in just his second start, defeating a field of more experienced rivals in 1:53.3.

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Winbak Farm Two-Year-Old Filly Pace

Sunday, September 29, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

From post No. 2, Bettor Business ducked inside, getting to the winner and prevailed by three-quarters of a length in a maiden-breaking 1:54.2.

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Speed Again Wins Mohawk Preferred

Saturday, September 28, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

Speed Again converted off a pocket trip to prevail in a tight finish in this week's $34,000 Preferred Pace at Mohawk Racetrack early Saturday night.

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McNair Loaded For Bear In Super Finals

Thursday, September 26, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

Doug McNair will steer eight talented horses during Saturday’s $1.6 million Super Final Night at Mohawk Racetrack, and while the Guelph resident cannot catch the leaders in the Ontario Sires Stakes drivers’ race a successful Super Final showing could move him closer to an even bigger goal.

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Gold, Grassroots Consolations Update

Monday, September 23, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

On Saturday, September 21st at the Ontario Sires Stakes (OSS) Grassroots Championships, ORC Chair Rod Seiling announced that Consolations for the OSS Gold Series and the Grassroots Series will be conducted in early October.

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Gold Divisions Continue For Colts

Saturday, September 21, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

Arthur Blue Chip, the top money earning two-year-old pacing colt in the Ontario Sires Stakes program this year, capitalized off breaks made by Battle of Waterloo champion Three Of Clubs and Metro Pace winner Boomboom Ballykeel to collect another Gold trophy early Saturday evening at Mohawk Racetrack.

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2013 Grassroots Season Wraps Up

Saturday, September 21, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

The 2013 Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots program wrapped up on Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack with eight $50,000 divisional Championships.

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NYSS Division Leader 'Maud' Wins Again

Thursday, September 19, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

Yonkers Raceway hosted the $235,887 New York Sire Stakes Pat Quaglietta Trot for two-year-old fillies on Thursday night.

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Momara heads McNair’s talented Grassroots quartet

Wednesday, September 18, 2013  By: Sandra Snyder

Campbellville, ON --- Last season Gregg McNair clinched his first Johnston Cup title with three Grassroots Championship victories.

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Freshman filly pacers to compete in NYSS at Batavia

Tuesday, September 17, 2013  By: Brian J. Mazurek

Batavia, NY --- There are two divisions of the New York Sire Stakes for 2-year-old pacing fillies at Batavia Downs on Wednesday night (Sept. 18) and each race looks to be a stark contrast from the other.

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Freshman Filly Showdown At GRR

Tuesday, September 17, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

Grand River Raceway wraps up its Ontario Sires Stakes season on a high note this Friday, September 20, hosting the final Gold Series leg for the province’s top two-year-old pacing fillies and trotting fillies.

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Regis The Horse overcomes gate break to win again

Tuesday, September 17, 2013  By: USTA Communications Department

Columbus, OH -- Regis The Horse -- named for television personality Regis Philbin -- overcame a break at the starting gate to win his third race in his last four starts in 1:57.2 Tuesday night (Sept. 17) at Harrington Raceway.

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OSS Grassroots Finals Drawn

Tuesday, September 17, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

The fields for Saturday's Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots Championships at Mohawk Racetrack are set with eight $50,000 finals to be contested.

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Breeders, Consignors Thrilled With Canadian Yearling Sale

Monday, September 16, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

With Standardbred Canada's 2013 Canadian Yearling Sale boasting an average increase of nearly 22 per cent, breeders and consignors had nothing but positive comments after Sunday's sale.

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Betterthancheddar to stand at Winbak of NY

Monday, September 16, 2013  By: Elizabeth Lewis-House

Chesapeake City, MD --- Winbak Farm of New York has announced the addition of Betterthanchedder p,2,Q1:55.3s; 3,1:49.1s; 4,1:48f ($1,634,314) to its stallion lineup.

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'Bob' Leads Saratoga NYSS Winners

Saturday, September 14, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

JS Trotting Bob continued his sensational freshman season on Friday night at Saratoga Casino and Raceway as the New York Sire Stakes for two-year-old colt and gelding trotters took center stage on the 15-race card.

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The CTC 'Dark Horse'?

Saturday, September 14, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

"We didn’t feel the pressure or be under the gun to figure this horse out, which was a blessing because he always knew this horse had what it takes.”

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Bee A Magician Equals Canadian Record

Friday, September 13, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

The number 13 proved to be a lucky one for superstar filly Bee A Magician as she conjured up her 13th consecutive victory on Friday the 13th at Mohawk Racetrack in a Canadian record equalling performance.

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'Almostfree' Trots To Open Triumph

Friday, September 13, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

For You Almostfree and Aaron Byron won the featured $16,000 Open Trot on Friday night at Tioga Downs.

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Freshman NYSS fillies head to Vernon

Tuesday, September 10, 2013  By: Nick Salvi

Vernon, NY --- The New York Sire Stakes 2-year-old filly trotters bring their act to Vernon for Thursday's (Sept. 12) races.

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Rookies Go For Gold At Grand River

Monday, September 09, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

Ontario’s two-year-old pacing colts return to Grand River Raceway on Friday, Sept. 13 for the first time since they thrilled fans in the 2013 edition of the Battle Of Waterloo.

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Menary trainees looking for big effort Thursday in OSS

Monday, September 09, 2013  By: Sandra Snyder

Campbellville, ON --- Thursday’s Ontario Sires Stakes event at Mohawk Racetrack will mark the end of the trail for many of the province’s 2-year-old pacing colts and 3-year-old pacing fillies, but trainer Dave Menary is hoping King Royalty and Macharoundtheclock are not among those hanging up their equipment bags Friday morning.

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Duc Dorleans Demolishes Record

Sunday, September 08, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

Native son Daniel Dube put the exclamation point on the richest day of racing at Hippodrome Trois-Rivieres by guiding three-year-old pacer Duc Dorleans to a new all-ages track record on Sunday.

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Weeper Sets PA Stallion Series Record

Saturday, September 07, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

The freshman pacing filly Weeper posted the fastest winning time in the history of the Pennsylvania Stallion Series Championships Friday night (Sept. 6) at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.

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Fillies gamble on the Grassroots Monday

Friday, September 06, 2013  By: Sandra Snyder

Campbellville, ON --- Kim's Royal Day, Windsong Jacoba and Mach Away spent the bulk of their sophomore seasons racing in the Ontario Sire Stakes Gold Series, but all three fillies will be back in the Grassroots program for Monday’s (Sept. 9) regular season finale at Mohawk Racetrack, making a last effort to secure a berth in the C$50,000 Grassroots championship.

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Moms Apple Pie Tops OSS Trotting Fillies

Friday, September 06, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

Moms Apple Pie jumped to the top of the three-year-old trotting filly point standings with her third Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots win of the season on Friday evening, circling the Grand River Raceway oval in 1:58.3.

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Exotic Form leads NYSS winners at Saratoga

Thursday, September 05, 2013  By: Dave Oxford

Saratoga Springs, NY --- Saratoga Casino and Raceway kicked off the first Wednesday of the fall racing season with a 15-race card featuring six divisions of the New York Sire Stakes for 2-year-old trotting fillies.

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Regis The Horse to race live again today on Fox Sports 1

Thursday, September 05, 2013  By: Matt Sparacino

Harrington, DE --- Fox Sports 1’s daily sports discussion show, “Crowd Goes Wild,” will once again broadcast Regis The Horse’s race live today from Harrington Raceway.

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Badlands Hanover To Stay In Ontario

Wednesday, September 04, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

The Badlands Hanover Syndicate, in conjunction with Winbak Farm of Canada, has announced that stallion Badlands Hanover will remain in Ontario for the 2014 breeding season.

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Monochromatic By A Nose

Tuesday, September 03, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

North State Street Stable’s Monochromatic found her way to victory lane for the 10th time in 2013 thanks to a narrow triumph in Tuesday’s $19,000 Mares Open at Harrington Raceway.

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Charlie Is A Joker Is A Winner

Tuesday, September 03, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

The trip was sweet and the end result was perfect for Charlie Is A Joker, who turned a two-hole trip into a 1:53.2 triumph in Monday’s $34,000 Preferred Trot at Mohawk Racetrack.

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Shadow Plays Dominate In OSS

Tuesday, September 03, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

Shadow Play daughters Shadows Wonder and Brookdale Shadow provided Guelph resident Dr. Ian Moore with a small measure of consolation at Mohawk Racetrack on Monday evening as they battled to victory in their respective Grassroots divisions.

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Batavia Record For JS Trotting Bob

Monday, September 02, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

JS Trotting Bob established a new Batavia Downs track record for two-year-old colt trotters Monday afternoon by going wire-to-wire in 1:58.2 over a fast track in a $50,506 division of the New York Sires Stakes. That eclipsed the old mark of 1:58.4 set by Dejarmbro in 2010.

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Grassrooters Gearing Up For Grand River

Monday, September 02, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

Muscle Magic and Twin B Alibi sit first and fourth in the three-year-old trotting filly Grassroots point standings, but neither filly has found the Ontario Sires Stakes winner's circle in recent weeks.

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Concert Artist Lowers Dresden Record

Monday, September 02, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

Dresden Raceway fans were treated to five impressive Grassroots performances – and a track record-setting mile - as Ontario’s talented two-year-old pacing colts visited the oval on Monday afternoon.

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For You Almostfree Wins Tioga Open

Sunday, September 01, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

For You Almostfree and Aaron Byron captured Saturday night’s $16,000 Open Trot at Tioga Downs giving the five-year-old stallion his sixth victory of the year.

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McNair harnesses impressive quartet in Grassroots Monday

Friday, August 30, 2013  By: Sandra Snyder

Campbellville, ON --- Trainer Gregg McNair captured his first Johnston Cup award last season, and the Guelph resident is on track to repeat as the Ontario Sires Stakes’ leading trainer in 2013.

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He's Watching heads NYSS at Vernon

Thursday, August 29, 2013  By: Nick Salvi

Vernon, NY --- Three $35,975 divisions of the New York Sires Stakes for freshman colt pacers highlight the Saturday night (Aug. 31) card at Vernon Downs.

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Regis The Horse wins again in front of namesake on Fox Sports 1

Thursday, August 29, 2013  By: Matt Sparacino

Harrington, DE --- Regis The Horse ($3.20, Montrell Teague) earned his second straight victory in front of a national audience at Harrington Raceway Thursday with a 1:56.4 triumph.

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Pull The Ripcord romps in the N.Y. County Fair Finals at Batavia

Wednesday, August 28, 2013  By: Brian J. Mazurek

Batavia, NY --- It was a perfect night to enjoy the fresh air at Batavia Downs on Wednesday night (Aug. 28) that's what Pull The Ripcord and driver Jim McNeight did as they romped to victory in the New York County Fair Finals for 3-year-old colt pacers. 

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Traverse Seelster defends his Harrington turf

Wednesday, August 28, 2013  By: Matt Sparacino

Harrington, DE --- Keith Pippi's Traverse Seelster ($3.40, Ross Wolfenden) defended his turf as Harrington Raceway's track record holder on Wednesday with a 1:55.2 win in the featured $19,000 Open trot, raced in sloppy conditions.

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Regis The Horse to make his next start this Thursday

Tuesday, August 27, 2013  By: Matt Sparacino

Harrington, DE --- Regis The Horse has a long way to go to catch Regis the television personality in airtime but the 2-year-old pacer is well on his way.

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Frosh Fillies Impress In NYSS

Monday, August 26, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

First-season fillies were on display Monday night, with Yonkers Raceway hosting the $288,772 New York Sire Stakes Mike Cohen Trot.

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Maven Sweeps Miss Versatility Prelims

Sunday, August 25, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

On Sunday afternoon, Tioga Downs held the fourth and final division of the Miss Versatility Trotting Series and Maven completed the sweep with regular pilot Yannick Gingras aboard.

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In Your Room Takes Tioga's Open Trot

Saturday, August 24, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

Mike Simons and In Your Room captured the $16,000 Open Trot on Saturday night at Tioga Downs.

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Cooke has high hopes for homebred Toms Titan

Thursday, August 22, 2013  By: Kimberly French

Louisville, KY --- If his bike hadn’t hooked wheels with another sulky, Toms Titan might very well have an unblemished record, but beginning your career by going four for five isn’t exactly anything to sneeze at.

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Moore high on Metro elimination starters

Thursday, August 22, 2013  By: Greg Gangle

Campbellville, ON --- After taking two of three divisions of the Nassagaweya Stakes this past Saturday, Dr. Ian Moore’s Arthur Blue Chip and Play It Again Sam are on top of their game heading into the Metro Pace eliminations this Saturday (Aug. 24) at Mohawk.

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Menary, MacDonell dominate in OSS action at Mohawk

Tuesday, August 20, 2013  By: Sandra Snyder

Campbellville, ON --- Dave Menary trainees swept both 3-year-old pacing colt Ontario Sires Stakes Gold Series divisions at Mohawk Racetrack on Monday evening (Aug. 19).

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Hippodrome 3R Raising Purses

Tuesday, August 20, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

Hippodrome 3R in Trois-Rivieres will be raising purses about 10 per cent for many of its condition races, effective Sunday.

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'Lea' In Batavia's NYSS Races Wed

Tuesday, August 20, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

The old saying goes 'You save the best for last.' Wednesday night at Batavia Downs, it will be 'The best goes first,' as the New York Sire Stakes arrives for the three-year-old pacing fillies.

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Morrill Sweeps NYSS At Yonkers

Tuesday, August 20, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

New York Sire Stakes hit town Tuesday night, with Yonkers Raceway hosting the $283,574 Milt Taylor Trot for two-year-old colts and geldings.

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Regis The Horse wins for Regis the man

Monday, August 19, 2013  By: Dan Leary

Columbus, OH – Regis Philbin, co-host of the sports talk show “Crowd Goes Wild” on Fox Sports 1, showed up for work Monday (Aug. 19) with no idea that he would be given a present to celebrate his 81st birthday.

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Escape The News wins Gold Cup and Saucer

Sunday, August 18, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

Charlottetown's leading driver Marc Campbell celebrated the biggest win of his career as he guided Escape The News to a 1:50.4 track-record victory in the $60,000 Gold Cup & Saucer to close out Old Home Week on Saturday night (Aug. 17) at Red Shores at Charlottetown Driving Park.

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Freshmen Face Off In Mohawk Stakes

Sunday, August 18, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

A trio of the sports top freshman pacers were showcased on Saturday evening at Mohawk Racetrack with $81,811 divisions of the Nassagaweya Stakes taking place.

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Team McNair Doubles Up In Grassroots

Sunday, August 18, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

Gregg McNair teamed up with driver Stuart Sowerby to capture two Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots divisions at Hanover Raceway on Saturday evening.

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Freshmen Continue Quebecoise Streaks

Sunday, August 18, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

The Series Quebecoise continued on Sunday afternoon with a pair of two-year-olds remaining undefeated in racing action at Hippodrome 3R.

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Brett Miller wins seven on PASS filled Meadows card

Saturday, August 17, 2013  By: Evan Pattak

Washington, PA--When the field turned for home in Friday’s (Aug. 16) $240,172 Pennsylvania Sire Stakes for 3-year-old trotting fillies at The Meadows, Classic Martine had only one horse left to beat.

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Daley Doubles In NYSS

Friday, August 16, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

It was a 'Daley Double' in the New York Sires Stakes for two-year-old trotting fillies at Batavia Downs on Friday night.

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Pennsylvania-sired horses boost racing industry, economy

Friday, August 16, 2013  By: Pennsylvania Department Of Agriculture

Harrisburg, PA ---The Breeders of Pennsylvania-sired horses stand to earn an estimated $190,000 during tomorrow’s nearly $2.4 million Super Stakes Saturday card at Pocono Downs.

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Maryland Standardbred Race Fund highlights busy evening at Ocean Downs

Friday, August 16, 2013  By: Jeffrey Billings

Berlin, MD --- The 33rd racing day of the Ocean Downs meet played host to multiple divisions of the Maryland Standardbred Race Fund for 3-year-olds -- and what showcase the evening was.

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Mohawk flooded with Ontario Sires Stakes talent Monday

Thursday, August 15, 2013  By: Sandra Snyder

Campbellville, ON --- Mohawk Racetrack’s Monday, Aug. 19 program is loaded with Ontario Sires Stakes talent as the 3-year-old trotting fillies arrive at the Campbellville oval for their fourth Grassroots event and the 3-year-old pacing colts square off in their fourth Gold Series test.

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Burke On First Gold Cup & Saucer

Thursday, August 15, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

On a day that his stable's horses went a combined 0-for-16, Ron Burke was taking nothing for granted given his two impressive Sobey's Gold Cup & Saucer trial winners heading into Saturday's final.

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OSS Mania Monday At Mohawk

Thursday, August 15, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

Mohawk Racetrack’s Monday, Aug. 19 program is loaded with Ontario Sires Stakes talent as the three-year-old trotting fillies arrive at the Campbellville oval for their fourth Grassroots event and the three-year-old pacing colts square off in their fourth Gold Series test.

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Blooming Genius wins Fox Stake

Wednesday, August 14, 2013  By: USTA Communications Department

Indianapolis, IN --- Blooming Genius brushed to the lead at the half-mile marker and was never caught on his way to a 1:55.3 score in the $45,738 Fox Stake for 2-year-old open pacers on Wednesday (Aug. 14) at the Indiana State Fair.

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MacDonald Roots For His Colts From Afar

Tuesday, August 13, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

When his three-year-old pacing colts line up behind the starting gate at Grand River Raceway on Friday, Aug. 16 — aiming for their second straight Grassroots victories — owner and regular driver James MacDonald will be 1,700 km away.

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Tom's Titan leads Maryland Standardbred Fund winners at Ocean Downs

Tuesday, August 13, 2013  By: Cheri Stambaugh

Berlin, MD --- Two Maryland Standardbred Fund records were tied and one record crashed at Ocean Downs on Monday night (Aug. 12).

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Local Fillies Go For Gold At Rideau

Monday, August 12, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

A pair of locally-owned fillies will roll in behind the Rideau Carleton Raceway starting gate on Thursday, Aug. 15 when the two-year-old trotting lasses bring their Gold Series battle to the nation’s capital.

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Speed Records Galore In EBC Finals

Sunday, August 11, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

Three-year-olds were the stars of the show Sunday afternoon at Tioga Downs as the oval hosted the finals of the Empire Breeders Classic for male and female pacers.

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Escape The News Wins First Gold Cup & Saucer Trial

Saturday, August 10, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

Escape The News wore down the pacesetting Up The Credit in the stretch to win the first $10,000 Gold Cup & Saucer Trial on Saturday night at Charlottetown Driving Park

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McNair On Saturday OSS Starters

Friday, August 09, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

Reigning Johnston Cup champion Gregg McNair heads into Saturday night’s Mid-Summer Challenge at Mohawk Racetrack with five three-year-olds looking to vie for a share of the $700,000 in Ontario Sires Stakes purse money.

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McNair to send five hopefuls into the Mid-Summer fray

Friday, August 09, 2013  By: Sandra Snyder

Campbellville, ON --- Reigning Johnston Cup winner Gregg McNair will head into Saturday night’s Mid-Summer Challenge at Mohawk Racetrack with five 3-year-olds looking to vie for a share of the C$700,000 in Ontario Sires Stakes purse money.

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Vernon Downs Record To Lukas Hall

Friday, August 09, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

Lukas Hall converted a pocket trip into a 1:55 track record victory during the second division of Thursday night’s $106,124 New York Sires Stakes feature for two-year-old male trotters at Vernon Downs.

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Trainer Danny Gill on a roll at Monticello Raceway

Thursday, August 08, 2013  By: John Manzi

Monticello, NY --- After winning the Monticello Raceway training title by one win on the final day of racing last year, Danny Gill has emerged as a force to be reckoned with.

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Coleman's 'Empire' State Of Mind

Wednesday, August 07, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

"The best thing about him is he has guts. He never gives up and will just keep coming."

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Pierce and Butenschoen star in Stallion Series at Pocono

Wednesday, August 07, 2013  By: Jim Beviglia

Wilkes-Barre, PA --- Driver Ron Pierce and trainer John Butenschoen were the big winners on Tuesday night (Aug. 6) in Stallion Series action at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.

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King and Brickell enjoy big days in Honesdale

Tuesday, August 06, 2013  By: Jerry Connors

Honesdale, PA --- On Monday (Aug. 5) at the Honesdale (PA) Fair, it was good to be the “King.” Or “Smilin’” Dave.

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Auciello’s August Streak To Continue?

Tuesday, August 06, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

August has already been an exceptional month for trainer Carmen Auciello and the Stouffville resident is hoping there is a bit of excitement left to come as he readies five starters for Saturday night’s Mid-Summer Challenge event at Mohawk Racetrack.

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Muscle Matters triumphs in Mid-Summer Challenge

Tuesday, August 06, 2013  By: Sandra Snyder

Campbellville, ON --- Muscle Matters picked the perfect time to figure out how to be a racehorse, battling to a half-length victory in the $144,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Mid-Summer Challenge for 2-year-old trotting colts at Mohawk Racetrack on Monday evening (Aug. 5).

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McNairs Sweep Industry Day Battles

Monday, August 05, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

The father and son team of trainer Gregg McNair and driver Doug McNair completed a sweep of Grand River Raceway's signature stakes events, the Battle of Waterloo and Battle of the Belles for two-year-old Ontario-sired pacers, on Monday's Industry Day card of harness racing.

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Raymer's girls golden in PA Stallion Stake at The Meadows

Monday, August 05, 2013  By: Evan Pattak

Washington, PA --- When Harley Momma set a stakes record of 1:57.2 in a division of Monday’s (Aug. 5) $140,000 Pennsylvania Stallion Series event for 2-year-old filly trotters at The Meadows, that was good news for trainer/driver Jim Raymer and owner Harbor Racing Stable. The news was about to get even better.

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Wicked Elphaba sets track record at Honesdale

Monday, August 05, 2013  By: Jerry Connors

Honesdale, PA --- Right about now, Tanah Merah Farms LLC owner Richard Kulle may be talking to his trainer about using this “E. Miller” fellow in the sulky more often.

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Shadow Play Colt Undefeated In Five

Sunday, August 04, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

Two-year-old pacing colt Play It Again Sam continued his undefeated win streak at Truro Raceway on Sunday afternoon, scoring his fifth in a row in a new mark of 1:57.2.

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Hall Bro Lowers 3R Freshman Record

Sunday, August 04, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

Two-year-old pacing colt Hall Bro lowered the divisional track record with an impressive 1:56.3 maiden-breaking performance in Sunday's leg of the Series Quebecoise at Hippodrome 3R.

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Enough About You Wins Dream Of Glory; Match Race Produces Record

Saturday, August 03, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

Three-year-old trotter Enough About You romped to an open length victory in Hanover Raceway's signature $71,200 Dream Of Glory Stake on Saturday evening providing driver Travis Henry and trainer Carmen Auciello with the biggest win of their careers.

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Filly Trotters In NYSS Spotlight

Saturday, August 03, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

The New York-bred sophomore trotting stalwarts Palm Beach Chic and Long Island Tea each stopped the timer at 1:54.4 while winning their respective divisions of Friday night’s $131,774 New York Sires Stakes feature at Vernon Downs.

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Spud Island Classic Kicks Off At CDP

Saturday, August 03, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

A pre-race thunderstorm couldn’t dampen the action Saturday at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino.

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Bells Are Ringing captures Vernon feature

Friday, August 02, 2013  By: Jim Moran

Vernon, NY --- Bells Are Ringing rallied late to earn a hard-fought 1:53.4 triumph in Thursday night’s $10,000 feature for female pacers at Vernon Downs.

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OSS Fillies Spar On Industry Day

Thursday, August 01, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

Harness racing fans from across Ontario will descend on Grand River Raceway on the Civic Holiday, Monday, Aug. 5, to witness the finest young racehorses in the province compete for over $340,000.

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Dreaming Of Glory: Enough About You

Wednesday, July 31, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

Trainer Carmen Auciello has been having a banner year in 2013, with a victory in the Don Mills Trotting Series at Woodbine Racetrack and a start in the Maple Leaf Trot at Mohawk Racetrack with Burnin Money.

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Freshman pacers featured in Clearfield

Wednesday, July 31, 2013  By: Jerry Connors

Clearfield, PA --- The 2-year-old pacers were featured at the Clearfield (PA) Fair on Tuesday (July 30) and the relative parities within the colt and filly divisions on the twicearound circuit were on display throughout the day.

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Ali Blue scores in NYSS at Tioga Downs

Tuesday, July 30, 2013  By: Dustin Ross

Nichols, NY --- Ali Blue (Yannick Gingras) posted the fastest time of three divisions of New York Sire Stakes for freshman pacing fillies on Monday night (July 29) at Tioga Downs.

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Ruiz is fastest on Clearfield card

Tuesday, July 30, 2013  By: Jerry Connors

Clearfield, PA --- In an age where youth is served -- and seems to serve itself very nicely -- the first of four days of harness racing at the Clearfield (PA) Fair featured 2-year-old trotters exclusively, and the fact that these horses require the most delicacy, repetition, and experience in bringing them to peak form was underscored by the fact that in this category, human longevity is still the king.

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Battle Lines Drawn In Elora

Monday, July 29, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

Grand River Raceway’s half-mile oval was a battlefield for some of the province’s finest freshmen Monday evening as eliminations for this year’s Battle Of The Belles and Battle Of Waterloo were contested.

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Muscle Girl Still Undefeated

Monday, July 29, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

Two-year-old trotting fillies were out in full force Monday evening at Mohawk Racetrack as the Campbellville oval hosted five Grassroots divisions of the Ontario Sires Stakes, with each tilt offering a purse of $18,000.

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Freshmen Featured In Series Quebecoise

Monday, July 29, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

Pacing colt Bali continued his undefeated season with a track record performance as two-year-olds made their Series Quebecoise debuts on Sunday at Hippodrome 3R.

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Hanover Hosts Dream Of Glory Elims

Sunday, July 28, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

Three eliminations for the $70,000-plus Dream Of Glory Trot were contested at Hanover Raceway Saturday night. The field for the Dream of Glory final is now set, and eight horses will headline the biggest night of the year at the Hanover oval on August 3.

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Fool Me Once, Bet The Moon take NYSS features at Tioga

Sunday, July 28, 2013  By: Jason Bluhm

Nichols, NY --- The best 3-year-old pacers in New York took center stage at Tioga Downs on a beautiful Sunday (July 28). 

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Freshmen in spotlight in Meadowlands qualifiers

Saturday, July 27, 2013  By: Nick Salvi

East Rutherford, NJ --- It was another pleasant Saturday (July 27) morning at the Meadowlands for the 2-year-olds with moderate temperatures and puffy clouds. The races got underway at 10 a.m.

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Racing Roundup: Wrenn wins five at Scioto

Friday, July 26, 2013  By: harness publicists

Thursday’s (July 25) edition of Racing Roundup features results stories from Scioto Downs, Vernon Downs and Saratoga Casino and Raceway.

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Cool temps can't slow down Hot Roddy on Governor's Day

Friday, July 26, 2013  By: Matt Sparacino

Harrington, DE --- Harrington Raceway’s richest program of its 67th year of live horse racing brought cooler than normal temperatures for the annual Governor’s Day of racing during the Delaware State Fair.

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Grassroots Showdown At Mohawk

Friday, July 26, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

Mohawk Racetrack rolls out the red carpet for the two-year-old trotting fillies on Monday, July 29 as the precocious youngsters compete in their third Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots contest.

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'Boogie' Wins Town Pro Thriller

Thursday, July 25, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

Driver Doug McNair was forced to play the waiting game for the longest time en route to winning with I Got To Boogie in Thursday’s $45,900 final of the Town Pro Pacing Series at Mohawk Racetrack.

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Lucrative Governor's Night program set for Thursday at Harrington

Wednesday, July 24, 2013  By: Matt Sparacino

Harrington, DE --- Four $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund finals for Delaware’s top 3-year-olds will headline Harrington Raceway’s annual Governor’s Night program (post time 7 p.m.) on Thursday (July 25) at the Delaware State Fair.

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Buffalo Meet Ends With Handle Increase

Tuesday, July 23, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

The 99-day meet at Buffalo Raceway at The Fairgrounds in Hamburg that got started in January came to a close on Sunday, July 21. 

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Dirt Track Momma Matches Truro Mark

Monday, July 22, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

Dirt Track Momma powered her way into the record books at Truro Raceway during Sunday afternoon’s 12-race card thanks to her 1:55 score in the first of two divisions of the Atlantic Aged Pacing Mares Series.

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Shebestingin Wins Tompkins-Geers

Sunday, July 21, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

Shebestingin, in rein to David Miller, captured her $23,883 division of the Tompkins-Geers stakes for three-year old pacing fillies Sunday at Tioga Downs, and she did so with the greatest of ease.

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Hunch Man Makes Impressive Debut

Sunday, July 21, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

Hanover Raceway was invaded by two-year-old pacing colts on Saturday, July 20 and the novices put on an impressive show in 10 Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots divisions.

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Well Said's Brother Qualifies Again

Saturday, July 20, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

Another hazy Saturday morning session with the two-year-olds at The Meadowlands, with the temperature in the mid-80's, began at 10:00 a.m.

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Canadian Record During MLT Undercard

Saturday, July 20, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

Anndrovette's 1:48 stakes, track and Canadian record in the $323,500 Roses Are Red Stakes for older pacing mares and a quartet of Canadian Breeders Championships for three-year-olds highlighted the Maple Leaf Trot undercard Saturday at Mohawk Racetrack.

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Wallace hopes filly is up to the challenge Friday

Thursday, July 18, 2013  By: Sandra Snyder

Campbellville, ON --- Ben Wallace watched Yoselin Seelster post a runner-up finish in the July 1 Ontario Sires Stakes Gold Series season opener at Mohawk Racetrack and when he heard the 2-year-old pacing filly was for sale he stopped by Patrick Shepherd’s barn to have a closer look.

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Darling lands four freshmen in Mid-Summer Challenge

Wednesday, July 17, 2013  By: Sandra Snyder

Campbellville, ON --- As temperatures climb across Ontario, so does anticipation for this Friday’s C$400,000 Mid-Summer Challenge at Mohawk Racetrack.

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Filion scores pair of Grassroots wins

Tuesday, July 16, 2013  By: Sandra Snyder

Campbellville, ON --- Last year’s Ontario Sires Stakes driving champion Sylvain Filion piloted a pair of 2-year-old trotting colts to Grassroots victories at Mohawk Racetrack on Monday (July 15).

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Forest City Sale Date Switched

Tuesday, July 16, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

Officials with the Forest City Yearling Sale have announced that the sale date which was previously scheduled for October, has been changed.

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Request For Parole quickest in Town Pro splits

Tuesday, July 16, 2013  By: Greg Gangle

Campbellville, ON --- Round two of the Town Pro Pacing Series continued at Mohawk on Monday evening (July 15), featuring sophomore pacing fillies. Two $19,200 divisions took place with Rachel Welch and Request For Parole getting the lion’s share for their respective connections.

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Toscano trainees sweep NYSS at Buffalo

Sunday, July 14, 2013  By: Sam Pendolino

Hamburg, NY---Last year’s 2-year-old New York Sire Stakes champion Doctor Butch, a 3-year-old colt by Art Major, out of the Jenna’s Beach Boy mare Classical Yankee, won his $66,993 division of the New York Sire Stakes for sophomore pacers in 1:53.4 here at Buffalo Raceway Sunday afternoon (July 14).

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Performing Art Jumps To Top Of Class

Thursday, July 11, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

Neither of the early season Gold Series winners were able to replicate their success at Rideau Carleton Raceway on Thursday, July 11, allowing Performing Art to leapfrog up to the top of the two-year-old pacing filly division standings.

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Mister Bigs Double Up In OSS Gold

Tuesday, July 09, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

Two-year-old pacing colts and geldings found themselves in the spotlight - and in the middle of a driving rainstorm, during Monday evening’s 12-race card at Mohawk Racetrack.

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Record Book Rewritten In PASS

Tuesday, July 09, 2013  By: Evan Pattak

Washington, PA--Although they’ve just begun their racing careers, Seventh Secret and Limelight Beach have been traveling parallel paths.

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Jack Attack sets stakes mark in PA Stallion Series at The Meadows

Monday, July 08, 2013  By: Evan Pattak

Washington, PA --- Hammered down to 1-9, Jack Attack made it look like smart money when he captured a division of Monday’s (July 8) $120,000 Pennsylvania Stallion Series at The Meadows in a stakes record 1:53.

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Andie Sophia Wins Hudson Filly Trot

Sunday, July 07, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

Andie Sophia, driven by Larry Stalbaum, lasted on the lead Saturday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's $155,624 final of the Hudson Filly Trot for three-year-olds.

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Henry Triples In Georgian Grassroots

Sunday, July 07, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

Trevor Henry missed a few Ontario Sires Stakes races while he was representing Canada at the World Driving Championships in France, but the Arthur, Ont. resident made up for lost time at Georgian Downs on Saturday night.

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All Heart Gal Takes Meadows Preferred

Sunday, July 07, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

All Heart Gal yielded the lead to Magic Starlight early, but brushed by her rival in the Lightning Lane to capture Saturday’s $22,500 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows in a career-best 1:51.2.

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Tough Break For Book Babe

Thursday, July 04, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

After looking as the though the future was bright for two-year-old pacing filly Book Babe on Monday night, the connections were grounded with reality on Tuesday morning.

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Grassroots Galore At Georgian Downs

Wednesday, July 03, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

It was like the first day of kindergarten Tuesday evening at Georgian Downs as the Innisfil oval hosted five OSS Grassroots divisions for two-year-old pacing fillies.

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Track Record For Social Scene In NYSS

Wednesday, July 03, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

Yonkers Raceway featured the $353,256 New York Sire Stakes Art Watson Pace for three-year-old fillies Tuesday evening, with each division carrying a purse of $88,314.

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Fillies Out In Full Force At Mohawk

Tuesday, July 02, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

The 2013 crop of freshman pacing fillies opened their Gold Series season in impressive fashion at Mohawk Racetrack on Monday, July 1.

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Betterthancheddar tears suspensory; is retired from racing

Monday, July 01, 2013  By: USTA Communications

Columbus, OH --- Harnessracing.com is reporting that Betterthancheddar, who finished eighth in the Ben Franklin Pace this past Saturday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, tore his left front suspensory ligament in the race and has been retired from racing.

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Barn Babe impressive in NYSS at Tioga Downs

Saturday, June 29, 2013  By: Dustin Ross

Nichols, NY --- Barn Babe and John Cummings, Jr. posted the fastest mile of the night as the New York Sire Stakes for 3-year-old trotting fillies rolled into Tioga Downs on Saturday night (June 29). Three divisions of sophomore filly trotters highlighted the 12-race card.

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Quaker Stakes wrap up Big Butler Fair action

Saturday, June 29, 2013  By: Jerry Connors

Prospect, PA --- Continuing to bounce back remarkably after Thursday's rainout, the twicearound oval at the Big Butler Fair yielded its fastest mile of the week in Quaker State Stakes action Saturday (June 29) -- a 2:03.1 victory to Royal Native in a division of the Quaker 3-year-old pace (Quakers are not split by sex).

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Morrill has big night as NYSS invades Saratoga

Saturday, June 29, 2013  By: Mike Sardella

Saratoga Springs, NY --- Driver Jim Morrill, Jr. stole the show as the veteran reinsman was in town to drive in the New York Sire Stakes on Friday night (June 28) at Saratoga Casino and Raceway.

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Ritchie Doubles With OSS Trotters

Saturday, June 29, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

Two-year-old trotting colts and geldings made their Ontario Sires Stakes debut in four $18,000 Grassroots divisions at Kawartha Downs on Saturday night with 'Trottin' Trevor Ritchie scoring a driving double in the stakes event.

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Baby Races Continue At Mohawk & Big M

Saturday, June 29, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

The sport's future stars continued to prep for their racing careers on Saturday morning with Mohawk Racetrack in Campbellville, Ont. and New Jersey's Meadowlands Racetrack hosting full sessions of baby races.

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Track Record For Fool Me Once In NYSS

Friday, June 28, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

The favourite Fool Me Once lived up to his top billing with a 1:50 track record performance in the fastest of three divisions of Thursday’s $132,975 New York Sires Stakes feature for three-year-old male pacers at Vernon Downs.

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Grassroots Invades Clinton This Weekend

Thursday, June 27, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

Clinton Raceway will be overflowing with Ontario Sires Stakes competitors this coming holiday weekend, as the half-mile oval will play host to a bevy of the province's Grassroots starters.

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Rookies Impress In OSS Grassroots

Thursday, June 27, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

An army of two-year-old pacing colts and geldings converged on Mohawk Racetrack Thursday evening as the Campbellville oval hosted six OSS Grassroots divisions – each worth $15,000.

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Monday Is Ladies Night At Mohawk

Thursday, June 27, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

Fillies are the featured entertainment at Mohawk Racetrack on Monday, July 1 as the Campbellville oval welcomes the two and three-year-old pacing fillies for Ontario Sires Stakes action and hosts two Miss Versatility divisions for their older trotting peers.

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New Jersey horse bill approved by state Senators

Wednesday, June 26, 2013  By: USTA Communications

Columbus, OH --- NorthJersey.com is reporting that all 40 New Jersey state Senators have approved a bill designed to increase the number of Standardbred horses in the state, after the Assembly had approved the same bill, 74-0, last week.

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Maryland horsemen reap benefits from Rosecroft Raceway

Tuesday, June 25, 2013  By: Cloverleaf Standardbred Owners Association

Fort Washington, MD --- Since reemerging from bankruptcy in 2011 under the direction of one of the country’s largest and most respected racing and gaming companies, Rosecroft Raceway has provided an economic kick start to Prince George’s County and the Maryland Standardbred industry.

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New Jersey Breeding Bill Advances

Tuesday, June 25, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

It has been reported that on Tuesday, June 25 the New Jersey Senate passed Bill S-2759 by a vote of 40-0. The bill calls for horses that are from resident mares to be eligible to the New Jersey Sire Stakes program even though the horse's sire stands in another state.

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Lifetime and track records fall at Vernon Saturday

Sunday, June 23, 2013  By: Scott Warren

Vernon, NY --- Vernon Downs was the place to be Saturday evening if you were in the need for speed. Lifetime marks were taken in all 13 races while 4 track records were either equaled or broken. 

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Tioga Open Trot To Brookroad Knight

Saturday, June 22, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

Brookroad Knight and Corey Braden captured Saturday night’s $16,000 open handicap trot at Tioga Downs, and they did so in come-from-behind fashion.

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Redneck Outlaw Captures Caramore

Saturday, June 22, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

Vincent Ginsburg and Redneck Outlaw didn’t get to much of the pylons in Saturday’s $25,700 Caramore Final at The Meadowlands, but that didn’t stop them from registering a 1:50.3 score in the featured event.

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Reigning OSS Lampman Champ Doubles

Friday, June 21, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots action continued on Friday evening at Mohawk Racetrack with the spotlight on the three-year-old pacing colt and gelding division.

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Zeke Parker wins five; closing in on 11,000 wins

Wednesday, June 19, 2013  By: John Manzi

Monticello, NY --- After driving along at a pedestrian pace -- at least for him -- Billy “Zeke” Parker, Jr. broke out and reined five winners on the Tuesday (June 18) card at Monticello Raceway, where, over the years, the bearded wonder has copped 18 driving titles.

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The stars will be shining in Sun Stakes Saturday eliminations

Tuesday, June 18, 2013  By: Ken Weingartner

Freehold, NJ --- Harness racing’s No. 1-ranked horse, 3-year-old pacer Captaintreacherous, leads a star-studded card Saturday night when Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs hosts eliminations for the Ben Franklin Pace, Earl Beal Jr. Memorial, Max C. Hempt Memorial and James M. Lynch Memorial stakes.

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DSBF Mania At Harrington

Monday, June 17, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

The Wiz Kids Stable’s Golden Gun was the fastest of three $20,000 divisional winners Monday in the 2nd leg of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) stakes for three-year-old pacing colts and geldings with a 1:54.2 triumph.

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Haroun Hanover wins for the 16th time at Monticello

Sunday, June 16, 2013  By: John Manzi

Monticello, NY --- When Haroun Hanover won for the 16th time this year at Monticello Raceway one just had to check the finish line photo where the tote board odds are displayed to put Haroun Hanover's race, and season for that matter, in perspective.

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'Heston' Sets Record On 'Historic' Day

Sunday, June 16, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

Tioga Downs hosted all four divisions of Historic Stakes for three-year-olds on Sunday afternoon.

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Local Connections Celebrate NYSS Wins

Sunday, June 16, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

Palm Beach Chick and Barn Babe, both owned by local connections, won the first two New York Sire Stakes, each worth $35,146, at Buffalo Raceway Sunday afternoon over a sloppy track. The four Sire Stakes races were for three-year-old trotting fillies.

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Memorable card at Wattsburg to open Pa Fair season

Saturday, June 15, 2013  By: Jerry Connors

Wattsburg, PA --- So many notable things came out of the opening day of the 2013 Pennsylvania Fair season on Saturday at the Erie County Fairgrounds, featuring Pennsylvania Sire Stakes for 2-year-olds, it's hard to know where to start in describing them.

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Miss Two Punch Repeats In Mares Open

Saturday, June 15, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

Miss Two Punch captured the $6,000 Fillies and Mares Open Pace for the second straight week in the eighth race on Friday (June 14) at Northfield Park.

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Winbak has double induction at Goshen

Friday, June 14, 2013  By: Steve Wolf

It will be 'party on' for the connections of Winbak Farm on Sunday, July 7 as two of their horses, Pennsylvania sire Bettor’s Delight and broodmare Lady Ashlee Ann will both be inducted into the Living Hall of Fame at the Harness Racing Museum.

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Lopez wins five on Thursday at Vernon

Friday, June 14, 2013  By: Jim Moran

Vernon, NY --- Roman Lopez turned in a brilliant performance at Vernon Downs on Thursday evening (June 13), becoming the first driver to post five wins on a single card at the 22-program meeting, including a 1:52.4 score with the pacer High Speed Life in the $6,200 featured eighth event.

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Sophomore Colts Face Off In NYSS

Friday, June 14, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

Yonkers Raceway returned from hiatus Friday night, with the statebreds making their downstate seasonal debut. The $351,656 New York Sire Stakes Hugh Grant Pace for three-year-old colts and geldings was drawn and quartered.

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Ticker Tape Wins Third Leg of The Catskill Amateur Drivers Club’s Pacing Series

Thursday, June 13, 2013  By: John Manzi

Also of note on the Wednesday card was the third leg of the Catskill Amateur Drivers Club’s Pacing Series which was won by Gerry Fielding when he sat off the pace and then rallied Ticker Tape to an easy seven length triumph in a 2:00 clocking.

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Haroun Hanover wins for the 14th time

Wednesday, June 12, 2013  By: John Manzi

Monticello, NY --- Haroun Hanover is a gritty pacer who has gone some tough trips this year en route to his current victory total. On Tuesday afternoon (June 11), with rain falling steadily, the 7-year-old Bettor's Delight gelding scored his 14th seasonal triumph for driver Jimmy Marohn, Jr.

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Solo Command, Podium among DSBF winners Wednesday

Wednesday, June 12, 2013  By: Matt Sparacino

Harrington, DE --- Round two of eliminations for the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) took place with four $20,000 divisions Wednesday at Harrington Raceway.

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Grace Of An Angel sweeps DSBF eliminations

Tuesday, June 11, 2013  By: Matt Sparacino

Harrington, DE--Round two of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund eliminations were contested for 3-year-old pacing fillies Tuesday (June 11) at Harrington Raceway in the form of three $20,000 divisions.

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Hugh Grant Pace Drawn

Monday, June 10, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

Yonkers Raceway will return from hiatus Friday night, with the NewYork-breds making their downstate seasonal debut.

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Fillies Flaunt It In Grassroots

Monday, June 10, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

Three-year-old trotting fillies were out in full force Thursday evening at Mohawk Racetrack as the Campbellville oval hosted six OSS Grassroots divisions on the 12-race card.

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Cheddar: Aged To Perfection

Saturday, June 08, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

“It’s hard to believe he could get any better than he was last year. If he came back just as good as last year I’d be thrilled, but I honestly think he’s better than last year from the way he’s progressed and the way he’s been training.”

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Vegas Vacation victorious in NA Cup elim

Saturday, June 08, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

Trained by Casie Coleman, who directed Sportswriter to a 2010 Cup triumph, Vegas Vacation tripped the teletimer in 1:49.

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Roll With Joe, Artiscape Pace Drawn

Friday, June 07, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

The fields for the $184,000 Roll With Joe Open Pace and the $158,000 Artiscape Open Mare Pace have been drawn and are set for Sunday, June 9 at Tioga Downs.

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Vernon Triple For Lopez

Friday, June 07, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

Roman Lopez delivered his meet-leading sixth driving triple of the 2013 season at Vernon Downs on Thursday night, including a feature race triumph with the productive pacer High Speed Life.

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A harness racing celebrating 50 years

Friday, June 07, 2013  By: harnessracing.com

Fifty years ago today (June 7), the pari-mutuel era for horse racing racing began in Pennsylvania. 

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CDP Feature To Dirt Track Momma

Thursday, June 06, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

Dirt Track Momma capped off a successful night for driver Marc Campbell with a 1:57.4 win in the Fillies and Mares Open Thursday at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park.

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Delaware-bred sophomores shine at Harrington

Wednesday, June 05, 2013  By: Matt Sparacino

Harrington, DE --- The final round of eliminations for the first leg of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund Stakes for 3-year-olds wrapped up on Wednesday (June 5) at Harrington Raceway.

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Grace Of An Angel leads DSBF pacing fillies

Tuesday, June 04, 2013  By: Matt Sparacino

Harrington, DE--Three $20,000 divisions of the first leg of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) stakes for pacing fillies took place Tuesday (May 4) at Harrington Raceway.

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DSBF stakes begin, Fissato repeats at Harrington

Monday, June 03, 2013  By: Matt Sparacino

Harrington, DE --- Three $20,000 divisions of the first leg of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) stakes for 3-year-old pacing colts and geldings got underway Monday at Harrington Raceway.

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Harrington shifts to four-day week, purses increase

Sunday, June 02, 2013  By: Matt Sparacino

Harrington, DE--Harrington Raceway’s scheduled shift to a four-day racing week will begin starting the week of June 9, the same time a 6-percent (across the board) purse increase will take effect.

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NYSS Champ Picks Up Where She Left Off

Sunday, June 02, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

Last year’s New York Sire Stakes Two-Year-Old Pacing Filly champion Summertime Lea started the NYSS program off right where she finished last year...with a win that left her competitors far back in the distance.

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In Your Room Repeats In Tioga Trot

Sunday, June 02, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

In Your Room and Mike Simons made it two in a row at Tioga Downs on Saturday night in the $16,000 Open Handicap Trot.

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New SBSW Stakes Record

Saturday, June 01, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

Vegas Vacation earned his first Grand Circuit victory with a dazzling 1:48.3 stakes record performance in the first of two $75,000 Somebeachsomewhere Stakes divisions for three-year-old pacers on Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack.

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Well-bred babies step out at Meadowlands, Mohawk

Saturday, June 01, 2013  By: Nick Salvi

East Rutherford, NJ--Well-bred 2-year-olds made their respective debuts Saturday morning (June 1) in baby races at Meadowlands Racetrack.

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Vernon Mares Open To Windows Online

Saturday, June 01, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

The veteran pacing mare Windows Online played follow-the-leader in the featured $8,000 seventh session at Vernon Downs on Friday night and the strategy paid off with a speedy 1:53.1 score.

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Tamarind Wins Meadows Preferred in 1:53.4

Saturday, June 01, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

In the $18,000 Preferred Handicap Trot, Tamarind exploited a break by the leader to pull off a 25-1 shocker in 1:53.4, a lifetime mark, for Aaron Merriman, trainer Marcus Marashian and owner Bill Bercury.

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Winbak Farm Seeks Second Trainer

Friday, May 31, 2013  By: Winbak Farm

Winbak Farm is looking for a qualified second trainer to help train the farm's racehorses.

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Ocean Downs announces its pre-opening qualifying race schedule

Thursday, May 30, 2013  By: Ocean Downs

Berlin, MD --- Qualifying races will be conducted at Ocean Downs at 10 a.m., ET on Monday, June 3; Friday, June 7; Friday, June 14 and Friday, June 21.

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New York Sire Stakes to open at the new look Buffalo Raceway

Thursday, May 30, 2013  By: Betty Holt

Latham, NY --- In the past two years five dilapidated, old barns at Buffalo Raceway have been replaced with five brand new, gleaming barns.

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End of Breeding Season Approaches…Breed Now!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013  By: Elizabeth Lewis-House

With the end of breeding season rapidly approaching for 2013,  Winbak Farm has a multitude of quality stallions available in 5 slots-enriched areas.

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Betterthancheddar ready for Molson Pace

Wednesday, May 29, 2013  By: Greg Blanchard

London, ON --- One of harness racing’s brightest stars, Betterthancheddar, will make his highly-anticipated seasonal debut this Friday night at The Raceway in London in the C$150,000 Molson Pace Invitational.

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Golden Receiver tops the year's first Top-10 Poll

Tuesday, May 28, 2013  By: Ken Weingartner

Freehold, NJ --- For the second year in a row, older male pacer Golden Receiver is No. 1 in the season’s first Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown Poll.

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Betterthancheddar to start in Molson Pace

Tuesday, May 28, 2013  By: Harnesslink

The storylines for this year's harness racing Molson Pace at The Raceway in London got much more interesting over the weekend.

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Racing Roundup: Bettorsluckystreak wins New York Excelsior Prep at Tioga Downs

Monday, May 27, 2013  By: Tioga Downs

Nichols, NY --- Tioga Downs held a special matinee racing program on Monday with an $8,400 New York Excelsior Prep for 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers as the feature.

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Recent News Wins Tioga Open

Sunday, May 26, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

Recent News and Marcus Miller followed live cover to the winner’s circle in the $16,000 Open Pace on Sunday night at Tioga Downs.

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Big M Streaming On All Mobile Devices

Saturday, May 25, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

The Meadowlands Racetrack’s live race streaming and race replays are now accessible to all mobile devices.

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Bee A Magician & Love Canal Win SBOA Finals

Friday, May 24, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

O'Brien Award winner Bee A Magician earned the first stakes trophy of her sophomore campaign with a 1:54.4 open length victory in the $162,765 SBOA Final for Ontario-sired trotting fillies on Friday night at Mohawk Racetrack.

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Buffalo Announces Mobile App

Friday, May 24, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

Buffalo Raceway has announced that as part of the Erie County Fair mobile application, there is a dedicated section to all the harness racing information of the Hamburg oval.

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New Hall of Fame broodmares announced

Thursday, May 23, 2013  By: harnessracing.com

Broodmares Grand Lady and Michelle's Jackpot are the newest members of harness racing's Living Horse Hall of Fame. They join Bettor's DelightLife Sign and Lady Ashlee Ann as 2013 inductees.

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Doctor Leads Dozen Into Rooney

Thursday, May 23, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

The Doctor is in...to the tune of 30-large.

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Winning Mister Honoured In PA

Thursday, May 23, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

The 'Best of 2012' awards were handed out Wednesday, May 22 by the Keystone Chapter of the U.S. Harness Writers’ Association.

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Open Win One Of Five For Cummings

Sunday, May 19, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

Goodnite Goodluck won the $11,000 Open Pace in 1:55.2 at Buffalo Raceway Saturday night giving driver Kevin Cummings his third of five wins on the program.

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OHHA Responds To Govt Announcement

Thursday, May 16, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

Ontario Harness Horse Association General Manager Brian Tropea has gone on the record regarding the $179.4 million figure that the Ontario Horse Racing Transitional Panel has recommended for provincial horse racing to receive over the next three years.

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O'Brien Award Winners Square Off

Wednesday, May 15, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

A pair of O'Brien Award winners squared off Wednesday morning during Mohawk Racetrack's mammoth qualifying session, as Betterthancheddar and Bigtime Ball headlined the 20-dash docket.

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Anndrovette Defeats Philly Distaffers

Wednesday, May 15, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

Two-time O'Brien Award winner Anndrovette overcame her assigned outside post position to win Wednesday afternoon's featured $30,000 Winners Over Handicap Pace at Harrah's Philadelphia.

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Action-packed stakes Saturday at Meadowlands

Sunday, May 12, 2013  By: Rachel Ryan

East Rutherford, NJ--Golden Receiver and Fred And Ginger captured their respective $50,000 divisions of the TVG Free-For-All Open Pace while Wishing Stone and Modern Family won the eliminations for next week’s $180,000 Arthur J. Cutler Memorial Trot to highlight an action-packed Saturday night (May 11) at The Meadowlands Racetrack.

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Tioga Feature To All Spirit

Saturday, May 11, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

The seven-year old pacing mare All Spirit felt right back at home on Friday night at Tioga Downs when she visited one of her favourite spots - the winner’s circle.

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Worthys Magic wins for the 11th time

Friday, May 10, 2013  By: John Manzi

Monticello, NY --- Quietly, and without much fanfare, Worthys Magic joined the leading race winners in North America when Billy “Zeke” Parker, Jr. reined the 7-year-old Cam’s Magic Trick gelding to a 1:56.1 triumph at Monticello Raceway on Thursday (May 8).

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Broodmare gem Ooh's N Aah's retires

Friday, May 10, 2013  By: Elizabeth Lewis-House

Harness racing broodmare gem Ooh's N Aah's, p, 1:51.1s ($1,139,429), has been retired from her broodmare career.

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Open Pace entices One And Only

Thursday, May 09, 2013  By: Mark Ratzky

One And Only, fresh from back-to-back victories at the top rung, will be asked to do his work from the demanding No. 10 post position as he looks to keep the momentum going in the $6,000 Open Pace on Saturday night at the Watch and Wager LLC meet at Cal Expo.

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Ten For Dennis In Two Days At Harrington

Thursday, May 09, 2013  By: Matt Sparacino

HARRINGTON, Del. – Driver George Dennis won five races for the second straight night at Harrington Raceway Thursday.

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Changes To Canadian Registration Requirements For OSS-Nominated Horses

Wednesday, May 08, 2013  By: Ontario Racing Commission

On Wednesday, May 8, the Ontario Racing Commission announced that it is changing the Canadian registration requirements for Ontario Sires Stakes nominated horses.

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NY bill would create full casinos at Monticello, Tioga and Saratoga

Wednesday, May 08, 2013  By: USTA Communications

Columbus, OH --- Bloodhorse.com is reporting that Senate Republicans in New York are finalizing legislation to restrict the first three casinos under a gambling expansion effort to areas of the state already home to racetrack-based casinos.

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Monochromatic has happy homecoming

Monday, May 06, 2013  By: Matt Sparacino

HARRINGTON, Del. – North State Street Stable’s Monochromatic ($4.40, Victor Kirby) had a happy homecoming to her home state with a 1:54.3 win over an off-track Tuesday at Harrington Raceway in the $18,000 Mares Open feature.

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Wolfenden Drives Five Sunday Winners

Sunday, May 05, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

Harrington Raceway three-time defending driving champion Ross Wolfenden reasserted himself Sunday, winning five of the program’s 12 races.

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Tioga Downs opens its 2013 racing season

Saturday, May 04, 2013  By: Dustin Ross

Nichols, NY --- Tioga Downs opened up for its eighth season of live racing on Saturday (May 4). As in years past, the harness racing fans of the Southern Tier showed their support as more than 15,000 attended “Derby Fest” at Tioga Downs.

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Racing Roundup: Golden Receiver wins Van Rose Memorial Pace at Pocono

Saturday, May 04, 2013  By: harness publicists

Saturday’s (May 4) edition of Racing Roundup features results stories from Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, Yonkers Raceway, Saratoga Casino and Raceway, Buffalo Raceway and Pompano Park.

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Yonkers Raceway race office text alerts now available

Friday, May 03, 2013  By: Frank Drucker

Yonkers, NY --- Yonkers Raceway is advising horsemen that they can now sign up to receive text message alerts from the race office.

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Split Ticket a gift that keeps on giving

Thursday, May 02, 2013  By: Mark Ratzky

Sacramento, CA --- Since being purchased at the Meadowlands sale in January of 2007 for $15,000, Split Ticket has provided owners Richard Morita and David Yamada a lot of great memories, not to mention nearly $200,000 in earnings.

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Bettor B Lucky Upsets Philly Feature

Wednesday, May 01, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

Overlooked by the betting public at odds of 11-1, Bettor B Lucky went wire-to-wire to win the $30,000 Winners Over Handicap Pace for fillies and mares on Wednesday afternoon at Harrah's Philadelphia.

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Runaway Energy wins again at Monticello

Wednesday, May 01, 2013  By: John Manzi

Monticello, NY --- At Monticello Raceway on Tuesday afternoon (April 30), the weather was clear, the temperature was hovering in the high 60s with only a slight breeze, but the racetrack was on the dead side after a couple of days of rain.

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Stars compete in busy Meadowlands qualifiers

Saturday, April 27, 2013  By: harnessracing.com

The qualifying slate at the Meadowlands Saturday morning featured many of harness racing’s best and brightest. 

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Baillargeons Tank eyes Lifetime Dream

Thursday, April 25, 2013  By: Greg Gangle

Campbellville, ON --- When One More Ginny found herself in the Ben Baillargeon barn late last season, she quickly developed the nickname the ‘Tank’ from the Rockwood conditioner.

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2013 OSS Program Details Released

Tuesday, April 23, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

The details of the 2013 Standardbred Ontario Sires Stakes (OSS) were announced today by the Program Administrator of the Horse Improvement Program.

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Kakaley and Burke sweep Hudson River Series at Pocono

Monday, April 22, 2013  By: Jim Beviglia

Wilkes-Barre, PA --- The combination of driver Matt Kakaley and trainer Ron Burke hooked up to sweep both divisions of the Hudson River Pacing series for 4- and 5-year-olds on Sunday night (April 21) at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.

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Racing Roundup: Rock Man is fastest at Vernon

Sunday, April 21, 2013  By: Harness publicists

Vernon, NY --- Rick Plano, who became the first driver to win four races on a Vernon Downs program this season, guided Rock Man to the fastest divisional victory in Saturday night’s new Anthony J. Farina Memorial Pacing Series.

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The curtain goes up at Harrington

Sunday, April 21, 2013  By: Matt Sparacino

Harrington, DE --- Harrington Raceway’s 2013 meet commenced on Sunday with an 11-race program.

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Native Dream, R Marie Hanover win at The Meadows

Saturday, April 20, 2013  By: Evan Pattak

Washington, PA --- Native Dream made up two lengths in the Lightning Lane to capture her second straight victory in Friday’s second leg of the My Drag Queen Pacing Series at The Meadows. In the other $12,500 division of the series for 3-year-old fillies, R Marie Hanover overcame post nine to notch her second consecutive series win.

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Final Matchmaker preliminaries are raced at Yonkers

Friday, April 19, 2013  By: Frank Drucker

Yonkers, NY --- Yonkers Raceway Friday night played host to the fifth and final preliminary round of the Blue Chip Matchmaker Series.

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Looking Back to Quik Pulse Mindale

Thursday, April 18, 2013  By: Mike Paradise

The former track record holder at Balmoral Park put together a memorable year as a sophomore for the Mike Arnold Stable, driver Tony Morgan and owner Lloyd Arnold in 2004.

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Increased Area Benefit From Tioga VLTs

Thursday, April 18, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

It has been announced that the Tioga Downs Casino generated $6.1 million in the fiscal year ending March 31, 2013, an increase of two per cent.

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Harrington's 67th season of live racing commences Sunday

Thursday, April 18, 2013  By: Matt Sparacino

Harrington, DE --- Harrington Raceway’s 67th year of live harness racing will commence Sunday (April 21) with an 11-race program beginning at 5:30 p.m.

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Three months left for the Breeding Season

Wednesday, April 17, 2013  By: Elizabeth Lewis-House

Winbak Farm is currently in the prime of the 2013 harness racing breeding season, with 3 months left - breeder's have plenty of time to breed their mares but they should be booked soon.

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Native Dream Fastest In Series Opener

Friday, April 12, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

Native Dream powered to the lead past the quarter and went on to score in a career-best 1:54.1 in the fastest division of Friday’s My Drag Queen Pace at The Meadows.

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Faves Deliver In Don Mills Opener

Friday, April 12, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

Heavy favourites Burnin Money and Holy Halibut kicked off the Don Mills Trotting Series early Friday evening with winning efforts in their respective $20,000 divisions at Woodbine Racetrack.

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Saratoga generates $16 million for racing

Friday, April 12, 2013  By: Crystal Beauchemin

Saratoga Casino and Raceway today announced record revenue for the state fiscal year ending March 31, including important growth in funding for education, agribusiness and local governments and harness racing.

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Anndrovette & Burke Brigade Star In Matchmaker Quartet

Friday, April 12, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

Yonkers Raceway's Blue Chip Matchmaker for Open mares entered its penultimate phase Friday night, as in the fourth of five preliminary rounds featuring four $40,000 divisions.

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Saratoga Casino and Raceway announces record fiscal year

Thursday, April 11, 2013  By: Saratoga Casino and Raceway

Saratoga Springs, NY --- Saratoga Casino and Raceway today announced record revenue for the state fiscal year ending March 31, including important growth in funding for education, agribusiness and local governments.

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Green trainees win a $100,000 Del-bred stakes and set an all-age trot mark

Wednesday, April 10, 2013  By: Marv Bachrad

Dover, DE --- Not only did Josh Green’s Triple Command win the $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) 3-year-old colt and gelding trot final but another Green trainee, Traverse Semester, set an all-age track record of 1:51.2 in winning the co-featured trot on Wednesday, April 10 at Dover Downs.

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Palone leads 2012 Keystone USHWA award winners

Monday, April 08, 2013  By: Jerry Connors

Harrisburg, PA --- Dave Palone, who last season eclipsed the North American record for most driving records ever, will soon receive an award that will be dear to his heart...

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Bags Of Stars equals bags of money in 100K DSBF filly final

Monday, April 08, 2013  By: Marv Bachrad

Dover, DE --- With Ron Pierce driving, Bags Of Stars sped to a 1:52.4 victory in the $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund 3-year-old filly pace final on a beautiful Monday (April 8) at Dover Downs.

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DSBF final highlights Dover's final day of the meet

Saturday, April 06, 2013  By: Marv Bachrad

Dover, DE--Dover Downs’ final draw of the 2012-2013 season will be held this Monday (April 8) for the Thursday (April 11) card, the last day of the current meet.

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Favourites Prevail In Matchmaker Leg

Friday, April 05, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

"It's cold and it's windy." Such were the Friday night conditions--as reported by photographer to the stars (and mediocre meteorologist) Mike Lizzi--for the third round of Yonkers Raceway's Blue Chip Matchmaker Series for pacing mares.

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Winbak Selling 9 At Chicks Harness Horse Sale April 9th

Friday, April 05, 2013  By: Elizabeth Lewis-House

On April 9th, 2013 Winbak Farm will be selling broodmares and yearlings at the Chicks Harness Horse Sale in Harrington, Delaware. The sale starts at 11:30 am and buyers are advised to get there early.

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Artistic Director, Hot Roddy and Golden Gun win DSBF prelims

Thursday, April 04, 2013  By: Marv Bachrad

Dover, DE --- Artistic Director, Hot Roddy and Golden Gun closed out Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund preliminaries with impressive victories in $20,000 2nd leg 3-year-old colt paces while Main A Dieu Too, a horse that was claimed only a few months ago, stepped up to win the $36,000 Preferred pace on a Spring-like Thursday, April 4 at Dover Downs

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Pepsi North America Cup nominations released

Thursday, April 04, 2013  By: John Siscos

Toronto, ON --- Woodbine Entertainment Group today announced that 59 horses have been nominated to the 30th edition of the C$1 million Pepsi North America Cup, Canada’s richest harness racing event.

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Grand Circuit At Yonkers This Weekend

Wednesday, April 03, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

The Blue Chip Matchmaker and the third leg of the George Morton Levy Series highlight Grand Circuit racing this weekend, which will take place at Yonkers Raceway.

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Haroun Hanover posts tenth win in 2013, but bypasses winner's circle

Wednesday, April 03, 2013  By: John Manzi

Monticello, NY --- Despite a wire-to-wire, 1:57.3 triumph with Haroun Hanover in the eighth race at Monticello Raceway on Tuesday afternoon (April 2), driver Jimmy Marohn, Jr. had his hands full.

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Triple Command, Cashmere Briefs win Delaware-bred prelims

Wednesday, April 03, 2013  By: Marv Bachrad

Dover, DE --- The favored Triple Command had just enough to win his Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) preliminary, while the 25-1 shot Cashmere Briefs pulled an upset in the other $20,000 section another windy Wednesday, April 3 at Dover Downs.

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Escape The News earns March honors

Tuesday, April 02, 2013  By: John Pawlak

Columbus, OH --- Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi, JJK Stables and Howard Taylor’s Escape The News, once beaten in three trips to the post in March, left a good impression by winning his final start in the month just ended, and as a result was named March’s Horse of the Month by the U.S. Trotting Association.

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Shebestingin and Jerseylicious Kept Impressive Winning Streaks Alive

Tuesday, April 02, 2013  By: USTA

Shebestingin and Jerseylicious kept impressive winning streaks alive by taking their respective divisions of the Bobby Weiss Series for 3-year-old pacing fillies on Tuesday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.

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Fast And Fiesty wins Petticoat Pacing Series final

Tuesday, April 02, 2013  By: Frank Drucker

Yonkers, NY --- Fast And Fiesty (Brian Sears) completed her sweep Monday night (April 1), winning Yonkers Raceway's $59,400 final of the Petticoat Pacing Series for 3- and 4-year-old fillies and mares.

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Starlit Eyes, Country Romance win DSBF divisions

Tuesday, April 02, 2013  By: Marv Bachrad

Dover, DE--Country Romance and Starlit Eyes used opposite styles of racing to come through with victories in $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) second leg preliminary divisions for 3-year-old trotting fillies on Tuesday (April 2) at Dover Downs. Montrell Teague won four races.

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$14 million available for Ontario-sired horses

Tuesday, April 02, 2013  By: Ontario Racing Commission

Toronto, ON--With input from the advisory groups, planning and forecasting of the Horse Improvement Program projects a $14 million racing program for Standardbred Ontario-sired horses.

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Frenchfrysnvinegar too hot again

Tuesday, April 02, 2013  By: Harnesslink

The Jeff Gillis trained Frenchfrysnvinegar won the feature event - a $34,000 Preferred Trot at tonight's (Monday April 1) harness racing meeting at Woodbine in Ontario, Canada.

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Breeding numbers 60-70% down - Winbak

Monday, April 01, 2013  By: Harnesslink

'We are just going to have to grin and bear it.' That's how the general manager of Winbak Farm has described the 2013 harness racing breeding season at his two farms in Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New York, and Ontario.

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Callahan Celebrates 3,000th Win; More DSBF Prelims

Monday, April 01, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

Corey Callahan joined harness racing’s 3,000-win club thanks to a Monday evening score in Race 10 at Dover Downs with Angelwithnattitude.

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Levy Second Round Completed

Sunday, March 31, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

Round two of Yonkers Raceway's George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series went postward Saturday night, with five divisions – each carrying a purse of $50,000 - going postward.

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Big N Bad Wins Keith Linton Memorial

Sunday, March 31, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

Rebounding from a disappointing finish in his last stakes event, Big N Bag cruised to a career-best victory in Sunday's featured $15,000 Keith Linton Memorial at Fraser Downs, which is for three-year-old pacing horses and geldings that are B.C. owned, bred or sired.

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Deal Keeps Kawartha Downs Alive

Saturday, March 30, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

A deal was reached late Friday night that will keep Kawartha Downs open for live harness racing through 2014.

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Matchmaker Series Continues

Friday, March 29, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

Friday night's second round of Yonkers Raceway's Blue Chip Matchmaker for pacing mares featured a heater, a repeater and another repeater.

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Artistic Director, Bags Of Money, Hot Roddy win DSBF prelims

Thursday, March 28, 2013  By: Marv Bachrad

Dover, DE --- Artistic Director, Bags Of Money and Hot Roddy were impressive winners of three $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund first leg divisions for 3-year-old pacing colts and geldings on the Thursday (March 28) card at Dover Downs.

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Winbak Farm Yearling Manager James Ladwig turns driver

Thursday, March 28, 2013  By: Elizabeth Lewis-House

Chesapeake City, MD --- On Saturday (March 23), the biggest horses at Winbak Farm were on display for the local community to see. The gentle giants, a team of Clydesdale geldings, were in the local St. Patrick's Day parade, which had been delayed a weekend due to weather.

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DSBF Prelims To Podium, Country Romance

Wednesday, March 27, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

Two drivers named Davis, though not related, guided Country Romance and Podium to victory in Tuesday’s $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) Three-Year-Old Filly Pace preliminaries at Dover Downs.

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Tug River Dylan takes two steps up and wins at Pompano

Wednesday, March 27, 2013  By: John Berry

Pompano Beach, FL --- Tug River Dylan, off of a lifetime-best, 1:54 winning performance last week in the Open III ranks, stepped up to the big time at Pompano Park on Wednesday night -- the Open I class -- and scored a very handy win for Wally Hennessey, in 1:54.1.

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Commands Prevail at Dover Downs

Wednesday, March 27, 2013  By: Marv Bachrad

Dover, DE --- The “Commands” prevailed in first leg Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund 3-year-old colt and gelding trots with victories by Solo Command and Triple Command in $20,000 divisions at Dover Downs on Wednesday.

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Two $20,000 DSBF Three-Year-Old Filly Trot Tuesday Features

Tuesday, March 26, 2013  By: Marv Bachrad

DOVER, Del. --- Luscious Leigh and Country Romance are favorites in separate Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) $20,000 first of two preliminary legs for sophomore filly trotters on the Tuesday, March 26 program at Dover Downs. Post time is 4:30 p.m.

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Yonkers raising purses for 3- and 4-year-old conditioned pacers

Monday, March 25, 2013  By: Frank Drucker

Yonkers, NY --- Yonkers Raceway has announced a purse increase for its races featuring younger pacers.

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Blush With Pride, Bags Of Stars, Women Rule win DSBF prelims

Monday, March 25, 2013  By: Marv Bachrad

Dover, DE --- The Ben Stafford trained and driven team won two of the three $20,000 1st leg Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) prelims in an elongated Dover Downs race program due to a near hour break while the snowed-on racetrack was being resurfaced on Monday, March 25.

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Davis Jr. Wins Five At Flamboro

Sunday, March 24, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

Driver Billy Davis Jr. took star of the card honours at Flamboro Downs on Sunday night with five victories on the 12-race card, propelling him into the top spot in the Canadian drivers standings.

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Forte wins four at Monticello

Friday, March 22, 2013  By: John Manzi

Monticello, NY --- In December of 2011, less than 15 months ago, Mike Forte reined his 3,000th career winner and finished that season with 155 driving victories. And last year his output was even greater when he won another 216 times.

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Ontario-Sired Trotters Tussle In Open

Tuesday, March 19, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

A pair of Ontario-sired trotters formerly campaigned by conditioner Mark Steacy are now holding their own in the Open ranks stateside, finishing 1-2 on Tuesday night.

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Up Front Kellie Jo Winner at Saratoga

Sunday, March 17, 2013  By: harness publicists

It was a big weekend at Saratoga for the Mark Ford-Billy Dobson combination. On the Saturday night card, they teamed up for three victories.

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Extension granted for PA's Valley View track

Friday, March 15, 2013  By: harnessracing.com

Valley View Downs, the track proposed for northwestern Pennsylvania, is still alive. The developers of the track have received an extension until May 31 to put together their financing to build the racino.

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A multitude of stallion options are at Winbak

Friday, March 15, 2013  By: Elizabeth Lewis-House

In today's breeding market, it can be confusing and complicated to decide where to breed and to what stallion to breed your mare. 

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Yonkers announces purse increase

Friday, March 15, 2013  By: Frank Drucker

Yonkers, NY --- Yonkers Raceway management has announced that its next condition sheet includes a 10 percent, across the board purse increase for all overnight events.

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Alexachase wins $40,000 Philly feature

Thursday, March 14, 2013  By: harnessracing.com

After controlling a nondescript early pace, Johnny and Kimberley Waite's Alexachase ($18.80) was an upset winner in Wednesday's $40,000 Mares Open Handicap Pace on Wednesday afternoon at Harrah's Philadelphia.

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Vintage 2013: for connoisseurs of fine pacers!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013  By: Brittany Farms

Foals from the first crop of double World Champion and double millionaire Vintage Master are now arriving daily, and from all reports, breeders both north and south of the Canadian border are quite pleased with their overall conformation and size.

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Do All Good Things Come In Threes?

Wednesday, March 13, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

“I wouldn’t say she’s a once-in-a-lifetime horse, but she might be my once-in-a-lifetime horse.”

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Levy & Matchmaker Eligibles Announced

Tuesday, March 12, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

Nominations have been announced for Yonkers Raceway's seven-figure pacing events - the $1.5 million (est.) George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series and $1 million (est.) Blue Chip Matchmaker - featuring the "older" crowd.

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Frenchfrysnvinegar does it again

Tuesday, March 12, 2013  By: Harnesslink

The Jeff Gillis trained 8-year-old mare, Frenchfrysnvinegar won the feature harness racing event - a $34,000 Preferred Trot - at tonight's (Monday March 11) meeting at Woodbine in Canada.

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Escape The News wins Aquarius leg

Sunday, March 10, 2013  By: The Meadowlands

East Rutherford, NJ--The $35,000 second leg of the Aquarius Series open to all comers 4 years of age featured what appeared to be a showdown between Warrawee Needy and Escape The News.

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Oil Magnet named February Horse of the Month

Wednesday, March 06, 2013  By: John Pawlak

Columbus, OH --- Burke Racing Stable and Weaver Bruscemi’s Oil Magnet has certainly enjoyed his new surroundings.

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SC Launches Online Foal Registration

Monday, March 04, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

The latest eShop feature available on the Standardbred Canada website is online foal registration.

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Dan Patch Award Winners Honoured

Sunday, March 03, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

The 2012 Dan Patch Award winners, led by U.S. Horse of the Year Chapter Seven and his connections, were honoured on Sunday evening at the U.S. Harness Writers Association’s annual banquet at the Westin Beach Resort and Spa in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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Grand Circuit expands to include all Open stakes

Sunday, March 03, 2013  By: Nick Salvi

Fort Lauderdale, FL --- At the USTA full Board meeting at Harness Congress VI Sunday afternoon, Grand Circuit President John Campbell announced that all Open stakes raced in North America not previously considered as Grand Circuit would now carry that designation beginning with the 2013 season.

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Saratoga set to embark on 72nd year of racing

Thursday, February 28, 2013  By: Saratoga Casino nd Raceway

Saratoga Springs, NY --- Looking to build on positive 2012 handle reports that featured a 13.4 percent increase in all source Saratoga Raceway wagers, Saratoga Casino and Raceway opens the 72nd harness racing season at 12:45 p.m. on Sunday (March 3).

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On the job: Ches. City man delivers Cecil’s newest four-legged champions

Wednesday, February 27, 2013  By: Adelma Gregory-Bunnell

Once a week, Whig reporter Adelma Gregory-Bunnell profiles Cecil County’s workingmen and women. 

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It's a death sentence says Hall Of Famer

Wednesday, February 27, 2013  By: Central Ontario Standardbred Association

Canadian harness racing Hall of Fame member Robert Burgess has written to the Ontario Liberal Government pointing out that the OMAFRA Transition Panel’s projections of only C$10 million in purses for racetracks beyond Woodbine Entertainment Group facilities is virtually a death sentence for racing elsewhere in Ontario.

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Rosecroft set to open March 9

Monday, February 25, 2013  By: Cloverleaf Standardbred Owners Association

Fort Washington, MD --- The Cloverleaf Standardbred Owners Association is reminding all Maryland horsemen that Rosecroft opens for the spring meet on March 9 and that they should immediately submit their applications for racing privileges and their roster of horses.

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Monochromatic Romps In Dover Feature

Monday, February 25, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

Monochromatic won the $23,000 Mares Open Handicap pace for the fifth time this season and stamps herself as one of the leaders for the Horse of the Meet award at season’s end at Dover Downs.

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Golden Receiver scores in 1:51.2 at Big M

Saturday, February 23, 2013  By: USTA Communications Department

East Rutherford, NJ --- Our Horse Cents Stables and Nina Simmonds' Golden Receiver, making his first start since winning the Presidential Series in January, scored in 1:51.2 over a sloppy track to win a $30,000 FFA/A-1 handicap on Saturday night (Feb. 23) at Meadowlands Racetrack.

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Pavia, Santeramo share Pompano spotlight

Saturday, February 23, 2013  By: John Berry

Pompano Beach, FL --- Joe Pavia, Jr. and Andy Santeramo shared the spotlight during Pompano Park's racing program on Saturday night (Feb. 23).

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Oil Magnet runs streak to seven in Survivor Series final

Saturday, February 23, 2013  By: USTA

East Rutherford, NJ --- Oil Magnet won his seventh straight start since joining the stable of Ron Burke, scoring in a time of 1:53.1 over a sloppy track in the $86,700 Winter Survivor Series final for claiming pacers on Saturday night (Feb. 23) at Meadowlands Racetrack.

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One Breed, One Track

Friday, February 22, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

The Indiana Horse Racing Commission approved the 2013 race dates Friday morning for Hoosier Park Racing & Casino and Indiana Grand Casino and Downs.

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Pinehurst Harness Track: 2013 training roster

Wednesday, February 20, 2013  By: Brenda Komers

The Pinehurst Driving and Training Club is happy to report that winter training is in full swing at Pinehurst Harness Track. Most of the regulars are back and glad to be training in Carolina.

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Bartlett wins five at Yonkers

Wednesday, February 20, 2013  By: Frank Drucker

Yonkers, NY --- Jason Bartlett picked up where Brian Sears left off.

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Tracys Song leads Name Your Price Claiming Series winners

Wednesday, February 20, 2013  By: John Manzi

Monticello, NY --- The third and final preliminary leg of Monticello Raceway's Name Your Price Claiming Series for mares on Tuesday (Feb. 19) saw last week's winners Tracys Song and Winsmith Molly each emerge victorious again in their respective divisions.

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Sears Strikes For Seven At Yonkers

Tuesday, February 19, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

If Brian Sears isn't careful, he could make a living at this.

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Zeron Grabs Five At Woodbine

Tuesday, February 19, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

A natural hat trick to start Monday’s 11-race card at Woodbine Racetrack followed by a pair of wins later in the evening made for one heck of a night at the office for sulky sitter Scott Zeron.

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NY Racinos Outpacing Atlantic City

Tuesday, February 19, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

The racetrack casinos of the New York Gaming Association (NYGA) continue to outclass the rest of the gaming world in the Northeast, including New Jersey - a point not lost on standardbred interests in the Garden State.

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Ches. City-area horse farm recognized with international award

Tuesday, February 19, 2013  By: Cheryl Mattix

Winbak Farm, a sprawling 3,000-acre Standardbred horse farm located south of Chesapeake City, will be recognized by the World Trade Center Institute in Baltimore March 6 for its international business accomplishments.

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'I was going nuts in Jamaica': Billy Davis Jr

Tuesday, February 19, 2013  By: Duane Ranger

It was less than a decade ago when rising Canadian harness racing star Billy Davis Jr used to sit in his science class at Lord Tweedsmuir School and drool at the reinsmen who were plying their trade in qualifiers directly below him at Fraser Downs.

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Monochromatic bests Alexachase to win $23,000 Mares Open at Dover Downs

Monday, February 18, 2013  By: Marv Bachrad

Dover, DE --- For the fifth time this meet, Monochromatic scored a victory in the week’s top female event, the $23,000 Mares Open Handicap Pace, on Monday at Dover Downs.

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Restless Native wins first of the year in Dover Sunday feature

Sunday, February 17, 2013  By: Marv Bachrad

Dover, DE --- Restless Native had just enough to hold off challenger Lover Boy at the wire to win the $11,000 Male Sunday afternoon, Feb. 17 feature at a windy Dover Downs.

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Six Nations Propose Racetrack

Sunday, February 17, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

Six Nations Of The Grand River met with harness racing representatives earlier this week to explore the possibility of creating a new racetrack in Ontario.

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Ontario-Owned 3YO Stars In 'Trendsetter'

Saturday, February 16, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

The richest driver in harness racing history, John Campbell, and the young superstar who has the best shot to break that mark by the end of his career, Tim Tetrick, both scored driving triples on the Friday night card at the Meadowlands Racetrack.

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Hall of Fame breeding auction bids close Saturday

Friday, February 15, 2013  By: Harness Racing Museum And Hall of Fame

Goshen, NY --- The Harness Racing Museum wants to remind all breeders that bids for the Hall of Fame’s breeding auction must be postmarked by Saturday (Feb. 16).

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What Does Callahan Say About Chesapeake Bay?

Thursday, February 14, 2013  By: Harness Racing Weekend Preview

When Corey Callahan climbs into the sulky behind Chesapeake Bay in the first of three divisions of the opening round of the Junior Trendsetter Series at the Meadowlands, it will be the first time North America’s leading driver in 2013 in both wins and purse earnings will be behind the 3-year-old colt pacer.

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MATTIX ON MATTERS: Winbak Farm welcomes 20 new foals this week

Wednesday, February 13, 2013  By: Cheryl Mattix

It’s foaling season at Winbak Farm in Chesapeake City.

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Purses at Rosecroft to rise by 33 percent

Monday, February 11, 2013  By: Rosecroft Raceway

Fort Washington, MD --- Live racing will return Saturday (March 9) to Rosecroft Raceway with several significant changes, most impressive of which is an average daily purse schedule that will be $50,000 per card, an increase of 33 percent from the last race meet which ended Dec. 22, 2012.

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I Probably Drive Trainers Crazy

Monday, February 11, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

Bill Reepmeyer expresses little interest in shooting for the big time, which makes it a big deal to see his name among the leading harness racing owners at Meadowlands Racetrack.

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Alexachase wins Mares Open Handicap Pace at Dover

Monday, February 11, 2013  By: Marv Bachrad

Monday's (Feb. 11) edition of Racing Roundup features results stories from Dover Downs and The Meadows.

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'I have better quality this year' - Coleman

Saturday, February 09, 2013  By: Harnesslink

After stealing the show at the recent O'Brien harness racing awards in Mississauga on January 28 Canadian trainer Casie Coleman thinks she can do even better in 2013.

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ORC: $30 Million For Ontario's Horse Improvement Program

Friday, February 08, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

Rod Seiling, Chair of the Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) announced today that planning and implementation of the 2013 Horse Improvement Program (HIP) is moving forward.

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Gingras & Burke Put On A Clinic

Friday, February 08, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

It was a common theme in 2012 and it reoccurred on Thursday night at the Meadowlands.

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Joe and JoAnn Thomson's Winbak Farm

Wednesday, February 06, 2013  By: Elizabeth Lewis-House

Harness racing's largest standarbred nursery Winbak Farm was founded in 1991 by Joe and JoAnn Thomson. 

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Escape The News Triples At Meadows

Wednesday, February 06, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

Hung to the three-eighths, Escape The News nevertheless again made winning look easy, capturing his third straight in Wednesday’s $20,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows.

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Artstanding, 10, sets new life mark

Tuesday, February 05, 2013  By: Marv Bachrad

Dover, DE--Corey Callahan, the sport’s leading dash-win driver in 2013, reached the winner’s circle six times, one piloting Artstanding, a 10-year-old winner of $675,727 who reduced his lifetime mark to 1:51.4 in a $20,000 Male Claiming pace at Dover Downs on Tuesday, Feb. 5.

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Fuel Cell, Queen Of Royalty win Yonkers' co-features

Friday, February 01, 2013  By: Frank Drucker

Yonkers, NY --- Yonkers Raceway's pair of Friday night, $35,000 co-features -- an Open Handicap for everyone's-allowed trotters and an Open for distaff pacers -- were won by Fuel Cell (Brian Sears, $15.00) and Queen Of Royalty (Brent Holland, $42.60).

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SC Announces 2013 Canadian Yearling Sale Details

Wednesday, January 30, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

Standardbred Canada has announced the details surrounding the 2013 edition of the Canadian Yearling Sale.

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Liberals Admit Mistake On Horse Racing

Tuesday, January 29, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Ted McMeekin, has finally come clean to the horse racing industry that the Liberals made a mistake by rushing the decision to end the Slots-at-Racetracks Program (SARP).

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Coleman leads O'Brien Award winners

Sunday, January 27, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

Mississauga, ON --- Standardbred Canada announced the winners for the 2012 O’Brien Awards, which honor Canada’s best in harness racing over the past season, Saturday night (Jan. 26).

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Golden Receiver is a repeat winner in Presidential

Saturday, January 26, 2013  By: Paul Ramlow

East Rutherford, NJ --- Golden Receiver won his second consecutive Presidential series title at Meadowlands Racetrack, grabbing this year's $103,500 final in a 1:49.3 clocking on Saturday night (Jan. 26).

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Important changes to Yonkers stakes purses for 2013

Thursday, January 24, 2013  By: Moira Fanning

Cranbury, NJ --- Yonkers Raceway management has increased the appeal of its most important stakes beginning in 2013 by guaranteeing final purses in the open divisions, slashing entrance fees for colt and filly races by more than half, and reducing the sustaining payments by 50 percent to these events. The changes take effect immediately with the foal crop of 2010.

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The Meadows Racing Roundup

Thursday, January 24, 2013  By: The Meadows

Escape The News escaped the field after a demanding first quarter and scored easily in Thursday’s $22,500 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows.

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Golden Receiver on target for Presidential repeat

Wednesday, January 23, 2013  By: Ken Weingartner

Freehold, NJ --- Golden Receiver won last year’s Presidential series final at Meadowlands Racetrack, launching a career-best campaign for the pacer.

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Mare owners who breed to Shadow Play to get stud fee assurance

Monday, January 21, 2013  By: Blue Chip Farms

Wallkill, NY --- Blue Chip Farms, Winbak Farms and the Shadow Play syndicate have announced the Shadow Play Money Back Guarantee Program for the 2013 breeding season.

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Badlands Hanover Rescue Project

Monday, January 21, 2013  By: John Celii

Several members of the Badlands Hanover Syndicate announced an initiative to provide concerned owners/breeders several alternatives for unwanted 2012 foals or broodmares on December 17, 2012.

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Winbak Farm welcomes first foal of 2013

Monday, January 21, 2013  By: Elizabeth Lewis-House

Chesapeake City, MD --- Winbak Farm’s foaling season begins with the start of the new year. 

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Golden Receiver Continues Presidential Reign

Sunday, January 20, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

Golden Receiver continues to leave the fans at the Meadowlands Racetrack in awe. Saturday night marked his 18th sub-1:50 win in his tremendous career.

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SBOA Awards Presented

Sunday, January 20, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

The annual Standardbred Breeders of Ontario Association (SBOA) Awards Banquet was held on Saturday night at the Sheraton Toronto Airport honouring those breeders responsible for the top money-earning horses in the 2012 Ontario Sires Stakes program.

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Dover Downs Roundup

Monday, January 14, 2013  By: Marv Bachrad

Monocromatic spent most of the $23,000 Mares Open pace on the outside before overtaking streaking Jeremes Sweetheart in deep stretch for a 1:51.2 victory in the Monday, Jan. 14 feature race at Dover Downs.

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Golden Receiver, Versado sparkle in the Presidential opener

Sunday, January 13, 2013  By: Meadowlands Media

East Rutherford, NJ --- The Presidential traditionally is the first major Free For All stakes of the harness racing season.

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Winter Miles Trotting Center: 2013 training roster

Thursday, January 10, 2013  By: Kendra Casselman

Winter residents at Winter Miles Trotting Center in Astor, Fla., include world champion 2-year-old and Breeders Crown winner, millionaire Sweet Lou p,3,1:47.4s from the Burke brigade and 2011 Hambletonian runner-up Whiskey Tax 4,1:54.2s from Tom and June Durand's stable.

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Ontario's 2013 Two Year Olds in Training

Tuesday, January 08, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

List of Ontario's 2013 Two Year Olds In Training

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Preferred Romp For Royal Outlook

Monday, January 07, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

The betting public was all over Royal Outlook in Monday’s $13,200 Preferred Pace at The Raceway at the Western Fair District, and the odds-on favourite didn’t disappoint his army of backers.

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2013 2YOS in Training

Monday, January 07, 2013  By: Standardbred Canada

List of 2013 2YOs in training in Canada (besides Ontario).

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Golden Receiver wins in 1:48.4 at Meadowlands

Sunday, January 06, 2013  By: Meadowlands Racetrack

East Rutherford, NJ--Golden Receiver picked up right where he left off, with a dynamic, 1:48.4 victory in the $30,000 Free For All Saturday night at Meadowlands Racetrack.

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Damsel In A Dress Wins Third Straight Distaff Feature Pace At Dover

Saturday, January 05, 2013  By: Marv Bachrad

DOVER, Del. --- The Damsel In A Dress was the winner of the $10,000 4&5-Year-Old Mares feature pace, marking her third consecutive trip to the winner’s circle at Dover Downs on the first Saturday afternoon racing on January 5. Allan Davis had a driving triple, George Dennis two longshot wins.

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Trio of horses to enter Living Horse Hall of Fame

Friday, January 04, 2013  By: Harness Racing Museum

Goshen, NY --- The Living Horse Hall of Fame nominating committee of the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame has announced the results of recent balloting to determine the 2013 inductees into the Harness Racing Living Horse Hall of Fame.

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Southern Oaks: 2013 training roster

Friday, January 04, 2013  By: Kendra Casselman

Southern Oaks training center in Sorrento, Fla., is full for the 2012-2013 training season.

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