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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.

2017 NEWS

Five win night for James MacDonald at Mohawk

Wednesday, June 21, 2017  By: Mark McKelvie

Campbellville, ON --- Winning five races in a night at Mohawk Racetrack is no easy task, but for the second consecutive evening, a driver was able to do just that.

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Obvious Blue Chip, Clear Idea win in NYSS at Buffalo

Wednesday, June 21, 2017  By: Brian J. Mazurek, for Buffalo Raceway

It took a great charge in the stretch by Clear Idea (Mark MacDonald) to help post the $12.80 surprise.

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Master Clave Continues DSBF Dominance, Kirby Wins Five

Wednesday, June 21, 2017  By: Matt Sparacino

HARRINGTON, Del. - Ben Brooks' Master Clave ($2.40, Ross Wolfenden) continued his dominance among the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund 3-year-old colts and geldings division with a 1:59 triumph Wednesday in one four $20,000 eliminations.

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EBC triumph sends Devious Man to Beal

Wednesday, June 21, 2017  By: Ken Weingartner

Freehold, NJ --- Less than a week ago, trainer Julie Miller was uncertain whether she would send Devious Man to the Earl Beal Jr. Memorial.

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King and Kirby sweep DSBF filly divisions at Harrington

Tuesday, June 20, 2017  By: Matt Sparacino

Harrington, DE---Owner Jo Ann Looney-King, trainer Jim King Jr. and driver Victor Kirby swept all three $20,000 divisions of the second leg of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) stakes Tuesday (June 20) at Harrington Raceway.

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Fillies Flaunt It In Grassroots

Monday, June 19, 2017  By: Standardbred Canada

Father-son duo Gregg and Doug McNair picked up one win and one second in four Grassroots divisions at Grand River Raceway on Monday evening.

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Henry Dominates Monday Card

Monday, June 19, 2017  By: Standardbred Canada

Carrying momentum over from last week, Trevor Henry posted five driving victories on Monday evening’s 10-race card at Mohawk Racetrack.

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Rookies Impress At Gaitway

Monday, June 19, 2017  By: Standardbred Canada

Dave Van Wart walked away from Gaitway Farm wearing a broad smile this morning, but that’s not unusual. Van Wart, who grew up near the training facility and still lives in the area, has owned harness racing horses for the past six years and spends as much time as possible watching them prep for the races at trainer Tom Fanning’s stable.

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Favourites Prevail In Empire Classic

Sunday, June 18, 2017  By: Standardbred Canada

Devious Man ($4.70) and Barn Bella ($3.10) refused to disappoint their backers on Sunday (June 18) at Vernon Downs, as favourites swept both Empire Breeders Classic events on a special Father’s Day afternoon card.

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North America Cup News Centre

Saturday, June 17, 2017  By: Standardbred Canada

Bettors Up persevered in a dramatic photo finish with Agent Q ahead of the favoured elimination winners to win the $440,000 Fan Hanover Stakes for three-year-old pacing fillies in upset fashion for her local connections.

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Pacer Financial Celebrates at Winbak Farm

Friday, June 16, 2017  By: Elizabeth Cheesman

Joe and JoAnn Thomson, owners of Winbak Farm (one of North America’s largest Standardbred farms) and Pacer Financial, have a lot to celebrate.

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Blake Macintosh smitten with Sports Column

Friday, June 16, 2017  By: Sandra Snyder

Even if he cannot quite articulate the reasons,Blake Macintosh isclear; he would not trade places with any other owner or trainer in Saturdays $1 million Pepsi North America Cup.

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Two-Year-Old Mohawk Qualifiers

Thursday, June 15, 2017  By: Standardbred Canada

A total of ten qualifying races full of two-year-olds went postward Thursday morning (June 15) at Mohawk Racetrack in Campbellville, Ont. over a 'fast' track.

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May The Best Horse Win

Thursday, June 15, 2017  By: Standardbred Canada

"You know, Brian Brown said it quite well when he was on the podium here that he hopes everybody has a good, safe race and hopefully we don't cause an issue in that regard. And all the best of luck to everybody: all the drivers and trainers and owners in the race Saturday."

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Empire Breeders Classic Trot finals Sunday at Vernon Downs

Thursday, June 15, 2017  By: Vernon Downs

Vernon, NY --- The rich finals of the Empire Breeders Classic, a New York sired event for 3-year-old trotters, will be raced as a part of the Father's Day card on Sunday (June 18) at Vernon Downs.

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Spoonful, Master Clave Shine In Delaware

Wednesday, June 14, 2017  By: Standardbred Canada

Four $20,000 divisions of Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) three-year-old trotters went behind the gate Wednesday (June 14) at Harrington Raceway to complete their first elimination leg.

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Bags To Riches Breaks Track Record in DSBF Elim

Tuesday, June 13, 2017  By: Matt Sparacino

HARRINGTON, Del. - The opening round of Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) action for 3-year-old pacers at Harrington Raceway commenced Monday with three $20,000 divisions.

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Y S Suzanne poised to win fifth straight start

Monday, June 12, 2017  By: Quebec Jockey Club

Trois-Rivieres, Quebec---Ask any harness racing trainer what is the most difficult horse to train and they will tell you it’s trotting fillies and mares.

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New York Sire Stakes underway at race tracks across New York State

Monday, June 12, 2017  By: Baker Public Relations, Inc

Albany, NY --- The 53rd official season of New York State’s premier harness racing program is underway with an exceptional lineup of races and events at harness tracks and county fairs statewide.

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Presto Blue Chip works her magic at Gaitway

Monday, June 12, 2017  By: Ken Weingartner

Manalapan, NJ --- Jeff Smith liked 2-year-old female pacer Presto Blue Chip as she trained down during the winter and the filly’s first trip around the track in race conditions had Smith smiling as well.

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Brazuca sets stake record 1:51.3 in PA Stallion Series at The Meadows

Monday, June 12, 2017  By: Evan Pattak

Washington, PA---Looking for a sharp prep before tackling the best in her division, Brazuca found the right spot in Monday’s (June 12) Pennsylvania Stallion Series at The Meadows, where she rolled to victory in a stake-record 1:51.3.

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North America Cup Elims Complete

Saturday, June 10, 2017  By: Standardbred Canada

Eliminations for next Saturday's mega-stakes card continued on June 10 at Mohawk Racetrack, including three eliminations for the $1 million Pepsi North America Cup.

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Fall Bliss Rebounds At EPR

Saturday, June 10, 2017  By: Standardbred Canada

After seeing a three-race win streak snapped a week ago, Fall Bliss started on a new one by virtue of victory in the Saturday feature at Exhibition Park Raceway.

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Empire Elims To Bills Man, Devious Man

Saturday, June 10, 2017  By: Standardbred Canada

Vernon Downs hosted the Empire Breeders Classic eliminations for three-year-old trotting colts on Friday night (June 9) in addition to three divisions of the New York Sire Stakes for sophomore pacing fillies.

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Studio City Wins Again At Buffalo

Friday, June 09, 2017  By: Standardbred Canada

It's been all or nothing for Studio City this season as the eight-year-old gelding either wins or is out of the money.

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DSBF stakes commence Monday

Thursday, June 08, 2017  By: Matt Sparacino

Harrington, DE --- The first leg of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF ) stakes for 3-year-olds will begin Monday (June 12) at Harrington Raceway with three $20,000 divisions of pacing colts and geldings.

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Shes Marvalous is an upset winner at Pocono

Wednesday, June 07, 2017  By: the PHHA/Pocono

Wilkes-Barre, PA --- She’s Marvalous, a 15-1 longshot who was well-placed in a lively outer flow during the last half by driver Andrew McCarthy, kicked home strongly enough to hold off the horse on her back, Rei’s Star Cross, by 1-1/4 lengths to win the $18,000 distaff pacing feature Tuesday night (June 6) at The Downs at Pocono Sun Mohegan.

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Empire Breeders Classic Divisions Drawn

Wednesday, June 07, 2017  By: Standardbred Canada

The cream of the New York-sired sophomore trotting colt crop will gather at Vernon Downs this Friday night (June 9) to contest the eliminations for the Empire Breeders Classic (EBC).

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Eliminations galore this weekend at Mohawk

Tuesday, June 06, 2017  By: Mark McKelvie for WEG media

Campbellville, ON---The Pepsi North America Cup eliminations may snag most of the headlines, but Friday (June 9) and Saturday’s (June 10) cards of racing are flooded with stars of the sport competing in a variety of elimination races.

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All Bets Off prevails in Battle of Lake Erie

Sunday, June 04, 2017  By: Ayers Ratliff

Northfield, OH --- All Bets Off won Saturday’s (June 3) $200,000 Battle of Lake at Northfield Park, making him only the second horse to win both the Carl Milstein Memorial and the Battle of Lake Erie, which are two of the track’s prestigious Grand Circuit events.

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Banker Volo lowers his own track record at Running Aces

Saturday, June 03, 2017  By: Darrin Gagne

Columbus, MN --- Banker Volo went to the gate for just the third time in 2017 on the Saturday (June 3) night harness racing program at Running Aces.

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Classic Pro revving up for Somebeachsomewhere

Thursday, June 01, 2017  By: WEG Communications

Campbellville, ON --- Following a 2-year-old season rife with bad trips and bad posts, Classic Pro returns to the Grand Circuit stage and will attempt to tap into his potential in the first of two C$70,000 Somebeachsomewhere divisions on Saturday (June 3) at Mohawk Racetrack.

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Sky's The Limit For Ozone Blue Chip

Wednesday, May 31, 2017  By: Standardbred Canada

Ron Coyne Jr. and his partners might reach for the sky with Ozone Blue Chip, but the ownership group will have a better idea of their horse’s future following Thursday’s (June 1) third round of Pennsylvania Sire Stakes action.

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Buffalo Feature To Double Joy

Wednesday, May 31, 2017  By: Standardbred Canada

Double Joy is finding that shuffling off to Buffalo was the right move.

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Rosecrofts Tuesday Night Recap

Wednesday, May 31, 2017  By: Standardbred Canada

Rosecroft Raceway hosted the second-last program of its current meet on Tuesday, May 30, as a 12-race docket of races went postward.

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Grassrooters Post Upsets At Mohawk

Tuesday, May 30, 2017  By: Standardbred Canada

Favourites struggled mightily in Monday’s four OSS Grassroots divisions for three-year-old pacing fillies at Mohawk Racetrack.

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Angels Rockn Pink Wires Them Up

Tuesday, May 30, 2017  By: Standardbred Canada

Pacing distaffs ascending the class ladder got the spotlight on Tuesday at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, with the $18,000 'nw 7 races' feature going to the Rock N Roll Heaven mare Angels Rockn Pink in 1:53.

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Somebeachsomewhere Splits Drawn

Tuesday, May 30, 2017  By: Standardbred Canada

The connections of 22 three-year-old pacers have entered their charges to contest the Somebeachsomewhere Stakes, which will be the highlight of Mohawk Racetrack’s live program this Saturday (June 3) in Campbellville, Ont.

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Rosecroft Meet Culminates Wednesday

Tuesday, May 30, 2017  By: Standardbred Canada

A 16-race card with over $300,000 in purses will highlight the Wednesday night (May 31) program that will conclude the spring meet at Rosecroft Raceway.

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Trotters Battle In Quebec Bred Series

Tuesday, May 30, 2017  By: Standardbred Canada

The trotters were in the spotlight for the first live harness racing program of the 2017 season at the Hippodrome 3R Tuesday night with the opening round of the $100,000 Quebec-Bred Series for trotters.

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Battle Of Lake Erie Drawn

Tuesday, May 30, 2017  By: Standardbred Canada

A field of eight top aged pacers have been drawn to contest the $200,000 Battle of Lake Erie this Saturday (June 3) at Northfield Park.

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Harrington Open To Arque Hanover

Monday, May 29, 2017  By: Standardbred Canada

Arque Hanover notched his third win of the season Monday at Harrington Raceway with a 1:52 win in the $17,500 Open Pace.

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Enterprise Still Undefeated

Monday, May 29, 2017  By: Standardbred Canada

Three-year-old trotting colts held center court during Monday’s New York Sire Stakes presentation at Vernon Downs.

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Hippodrome 3R Night Racing Tuesday

Monday, May 29, 2017  By: Standardbred Canada

Live nighttime racing will get underway at the Hippodrome 3R this Tuesday (May 31) with first race post time at 7:00 p.m.

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Alacrity, Solid Performance Nab Features

Sunday, May 28, 2017  By: Standardbred Canada

Alacrity ($10.90) and Solid Performance ($10.20) took down the post-time favourites in their respective Winners Over Handicap events on Sunday night (May 28) at Rideau Carleton Raceway.

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Fall Bliss Reigns Again At Exhibition Park

Sunday, May 28, 2017  By: Standardbred Canada

Reigning New Brunswick Horse of the Year Fall Bliss improved his seasonal record to three-for-three on Saturday (May 27) winning the $1,600 Winners Over top class in 2:00.3 at Exhibition Park Raceway.

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Mossdale Conner, Lady Shadow win Philly pace invites

Sunday, May 28, 2017  By: Ken Weingartner

Chester, PA --- Peter Tritton wasn’t looking for another horse, but the trainer is happy New Zealand-bred Mossdale Conner found his way to his stable.

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Arsenal Reloads; Hennessey Wins Five

Sunday, May 28, 2017  By: Standardbred Canada

Arsenal, who fired bullets start to finish in winning last week’s $10,000 Open Handicap Pace at Pompano Park, reloaded and fired a second round of ammunition in scoring a repeat wire-to-wire win for Dave Ingraham in South Florida’s feature on Sunday night (May 28).

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Beyonces Rockn Breaks Track Record

Sunday, May 28, 2017  By: Standardbred Canada

Beyonces Rockn crossed the finish line faster than any other mare in the history of Northfield Park when she won the $14,000 Fillies & Mares Open Handicap in 1:51 on Saturday (May 27).

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Tequila Monday Wins Lismore Pace

Saturday, May 27, 2017  By: Standardbred Canada

Tequila Monday and driver Brian Sears stalked 1-9 favourite Agent Q before blowing by that filly foe to win the companion $180,770 Lismore Pace by four and three-quarter lengths at Yonkers Raceway on Saturday, May 27th. The American Ideal-Margarita Monday miss established a new lifetime mark and was one-fifth of a second off the stakes record with her 1:52.2 clocking.

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Lord Cromwell Looks To Rule New York

Saturday, May 27, 2017  By: Standardbred Canada

Dexter Cup champion Lord Cromwell has the biggest win in his division so far this year, but he will have his hands full on Memorial Day (Monday afternoon) when he takes on last year’s New York Sire Stakes champion Devious Man in the second (race 6) of three divisions of the NYSS for three-year-old colt trotters at Vernon Downs.

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Bit Of A Legend N Wins Molson Pace

Friday, May 26, 2017  By: Standardbred Canada

Favourite Bit Of A Legend N ($3.80) and driver Jordan Stratton swept to the lead at the quarter pole and never looked back en route to winning the $150,000 Molson Pace, the final race of the meet at The Raceway at Western Fair District on Friday night (May 26).

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Standardbred Foal Goes Viral

Thursday, May 25, 2017  By: Standardbred Canada

An attention-seeking Standardbred foal is getting a lot more attention than expected after a video of her amorous antics has gone viral.

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Sophomores Streak In Maryland Stakes

Thursday, May 25, 2017  By: Standardbred Canada

Driver Roger Plante won three races on the live harness racing card on Wednesday night (May 24) at Rosecroft Raceway in addition to steering Holy Trout to victory in a non-wagering Maryland Sire Stakes event.

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Lady Shadow To Face Pure Country

Wednesday, May 24, 2017  By: Standardbred Canada

The 2017 edition of the Betsy Ross Mares Pacing Invitational features a classy group of aged distaffers, as they vie for a $150,000 purse on Sunday, May 28 at Harrah's Philadelphia.

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Tamarind Wins Meadows Feature

Wednesday, May 24, 2017  By: Standardbred Canada

The veteran Tamarind displayed his class and toughness Wednesday at The Meadows when he sustained a first-over bid in the slop and went on to capture the featured race, a $13,000 conditioned trot.

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Selling The Dream Scores In Preferred

Wednesday, May 24, 2017  By: Standardbred Canada

Selling The Dream notched her first win of the year after making a three-wide move on the backstretch in Wednesday evening's (May 24) featured event, the $7,500 Fillies & Mares Preferred 3 Pace, at The Raceway at Western Fair District.

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Newborn Sassy Scores Again at Harrington Raceway

Tuesday, May 23, 2017  By: Matt Sparacino

HARRINGTON, Del. - CC Racing and Jo Ann Looney-King's Newborn Sassy ($2.40, Victor Kirby) improved to 2-for-2 in 2017 with a 1:53 win in the $15,000 Mares Open at Harrington Raceway Tuesday.

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Pocono Feature To Skippin By

Tuesday, May 23, 2017  By: Standardbred Canada

Skippin By, forced to go a fast first half by Yes You Can, held off that foe by three-quarters of a length at the wire to emerge triumphant in the $16,500 featured mares pace Tuesday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono.

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Plainridge Feature To Escape The News

Monday, May 22, 2017  By: Standardbred Canada

Coming off the pace and missing by only a head last week, Escape The News executed the same strategy successfully on Monday in winning the $10,000 ‘Old Ironsides’ featured pace at Plainridge Park.

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Miller Stakes Winners Qualify At Big M

Saturday, May 20, 2017  By: Standardbred Canada

Meadowlands Racetrack hosted a short five-race qualifying session prior to Saturday evening's (May 20) card, with a couple of Team Miller's Grand Circuit stakes champions back in action.

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Newborn Sassy Wins 4-year-old Debut

Tuesday, May 16, 2017  By: Matt Sparacino

HARRINGTON, Del. - CC Racing and Jo Ann Looney-King's Newborn Sassy ($7, Victor Kirby) had a successful return to the races Tuesday with a 1:53.1 triumph in the featured $17,500 Mares Open at Harrington Raceway.

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Gracie's Parade, Windsongmusclelady capture Monday co-features at Pocono

Tuesday, May 16, 2017  By: PHHA / Pocono

Wilkes-Barre, PA --- A pair of ladies proved to be the winning hand Monday night (May 15) at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, as the mares Gracie’s Parade and Windsongmusclelady reported home first in a pair of $14,000 claiming handicap co-features.

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Reigning Autumn wins the John Mongeon Sr. Memorial final at Saratoga

Sunday, May 14, 2017  By: Mike Sardella

Saratoga, NY --- While both series finals that took place on Saturday (May 13) night at Saratoga Casino Hotel were won by big favorites, the John Mongeon Sr. Memorial Trotting Series final saw an upset on Sunday (May 14) afternoon.

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S.B.O.A eliminations are complete

Saturday, May 13, 2017  By: WEG Communications

Campbellville, ON --- Ontario sired 3-year-old fillies stepped into the spotlight Saturday (May 13) night at Mohawk Racetrack for the eliminations of the Standardbred Breeders of Ontario Association (S.B.O.A.) Stakes.

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Classic Pro Perfect This Season

Thursday, May 11, 2017  By: Standardbred Canada

During his rookie season Classic Pro was a fringe player, but he’s undefeated to kick start his sophomore campaign for trainer/co-owner Dr. Ian Moore.

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Surgery For Thats The Ticket

Monday, May 08, 2017  By: Standardbred Canada

After a pair of victorious qualifiers to start her year, including one in 1:52.4, Thats The Ticket’s 2017 campaign is “pretty much over,” according to one of her co-owners.

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Cup Eligibles Prep Over Mohawk

Monday, May 08, 2017  By: Standardbred Canada

Three-year-old pacers eligible to the 2017 Pepsi North America Cup were out in full force Monday morning (May 8) at Mohawk Racetrack, as a robust 14-dash qualifying session went forth at the Campbellville, Ont. course.

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Lyonssomewhere Goes The Distance

Monday, May 08, 2017  By: Standardbred Canada

Despite being handicapping with the outside post, Lyonssomewhere had little problem vanquishing the seven foes he faced in Monday’s $11,000 Horses & Geldings Preferred 2 at The Raceway at Western Fair District.

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Escape The News Wins At Plainridge

Monday, May 08, 2017  By: Standardbred Canada

Escape The News took full advantage of a garden-spot trip to surge late and snatch a win in the $10,000 pacing feature at Plainridge Park on Monday afternoon.

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Lady Shadow Matches Miami Record

Monday, May 08, 2017  By: Standardbred Canada

Multiple O’Brien Award-winning mare Lady Shadow made her much awaited 2017 debut Monday afternoon at Miami Valley Raceway in the $100,000 Sam ‘Chip’ Noble Memorial, and all she did was equal the track record for older pacing mares thanks to a dazzling performance in 1:50.3.

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A night of firsts for Richard Gayton

Tuesday, May 02, 2017  By: Ken Weingartner

Freehold, NJ --- Richard Gayton has trained his share of winning horses during the past 16 years, but on Thursday he will do something he’s never done before.

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Purrfect Bags Prevails Tuesday

Tuesday, May 02, 2017  By: Matt Sparacino

HARRINGTON, Del. - Jo Ann Looney-King's Purrfect Bags ($9.80, Ross Wolfenden) recorded her 27th career win Tuesday at Harrington Raceway in 1:53 in the $15,000 Mares Open.

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Goldstar Badlands Drops And Pops

Monday, May 01, 2017  By: Standardbred Canada

After going home empty handed versus Preferred 2 foes one week ago in London, Goldstar Badlands dropped in class and posted a sharp victory in Monday’s $7,500 Preferred 3 for horse and gelding pacers at The Raceway at Western Fair District.

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Front Steppers Cop 3R Features

Sunday, April 30, 2017  By: Standardbred Canada

The feature races during Hippodrome 3R’s Sunday, April 30 program of live racing were both captured by front-end performers, as Rocky Boy won the $8,000 Preferred 1 Trot and Glass Shadow triumphed in the $8,400 Preferred 1 Pace after gate-to-wire miles.

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Trotting mare Allerage Star retired

Thursday, April 27, 2017  By: Allerage Farms

Stanfordville, NY --- Top homebred trotting mare Allerage Star 4,1:52.3f ($415,322) has been retired due to a fractured pelvis.

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Trainer Casie Coleman switching her gait to the trot

Thursday, April 13, 2017  By: Derick Giwner

Casie Coleman, a three-time Little Brown Jug winner who has won most of the major pacing stakes in North America, is trying her hand at something new in 2017.

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Spoonful Wins Another DSBF Final

Wednesday, April 12, 2017  By: Standardbred Canada

Spoonful won her second $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) final in six months, holding on by a neck in the three-year-old filly trot final, while Celebrity Pegasus set a new track record for an older trotter in the $20,000 Open on an eventful Wednesday, April 12 card at Dover Downs.

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Trainer Enjoys The Diva Act

Monday, April 10, 2017  By: Standardbred Canada

George Leager will turn 79 in August, but says he feels like a man half that age. The success of horses such as Diva Demands might help him keep that youthful disposition.

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Faves Dominate In Delaware Stakes

Thursday, April 06, 2017  By: Standardbred Canada

Four divisions of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund Series went postward Thursday at Dover Downs for three-year-old pacing colts and geldings, with Henry The Dragon turning in the fastest performance in the second leg of the event.

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Wind Surfer Earns 50th Career Win

Thursday, April 06, 2017  By: Standardbred Canada

Wind Surfer trotted home for his 50th career victory, winning the 10th race at Northfield Park on Wednesday (April 5).

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Summer Return For L A Delight

Thursday, April 06, 2017  By: Standardbred Canada

With an enviable list of stakes winners, world record holders and divisional champions produced by his stable, Bob McIntosh still reveres and respects those horses as much as ever. Thus, dual O'Brien Award winner L A Delight has received an "extended vacation" in preparation for her first campaign as an older competitor.

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Willow Mill Anna Strikes At 33-1 In DSBF

Wednesday, April 05, 2017  By: Standardbred Canada

Breeder, owner and trainer Gordon Barrett put Donnie Long in the bike to drive Willow Mill Anna and the combination clicked for a 2:02.3 triumph in the second leg of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) Stakes for three-year-old trotting fillies, with Spoonful notching a 2:00.2 victory in the other $20,000 division on Wednesday night at Dover Downs.

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Box Of Luck wins at 18-1 in Meadows series opener

Tuesday, April 04, 2017  By: Evan Pattak

Washington, PA---Dismissed at 18-1 thanks to a stale date and poor post position, Box Of Luck zipped right to the front and pulled off the upset in Tuesday’s (April 4) Tamarind Trot at The Meadows.

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DSBF prelims for filly pacers highlight Dover card

Tuesday, April 04, 2017  By: Marv Bachrad

Dover, DE---Logan’s Girl won her second $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) Three-Year-Old preliminary paces while 40-1 Lunar Phase upset odds-on favorite Spanish Dream in the second of four divisions at Dover Downs on Tuesday (April 4).

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Master Clave and Jiggs wins DSBF prelims

Monday, April 03, 2017  By: Marv Bachrad

Dover, DE---Master Clave won his second $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) Three-Year-Old Male Trot prelim while Jiggs recorded his first of the season during second leg action at Dover Downs on Monday (April 3). 

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Driver, Off Eight Years, Wins Open

Wednesday, March 29, 2017  By: Standardbred Canada

Does an eight-year absence from the sulky lead to a little rust? Apparently not.

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Spoonful, Luv Is Blind win $20,000 DSBF trots

Wednesday, March 29, 2017  By: Marv Bachrad

Dover, DE --- Spoonful and Luv Is Blind used different methods to first leg victories in Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) 3-year-old $20,000 preliminaries on Wednesday (March 29) at Dover Downs.

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King Fillies Double In Delaware Prelims

Tuesday, March 28, 2017  By: Standardbred Canada

 Logans Girl and Spanish Dream, both trained by Jim King, owned by his wife JoAnn Looney-King, and driven by Vic Kirby, won first-leg divisions of the 2017 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) three-year-old $20,000 preliminaries on Tuesday (March 28) at Dover Downs.

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I Guess I Got A Little Bored

Monday, March 27, 2017  By: Standardbred Canada

John Burns' stable has made just 10 starts since 2014. He hasn’t entered a horse to race since October of 2015.

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Gingras Discusses Vintage Babe

Sunday, March 26, 2017  By: Standardbred Canada

Driver Yannick Gingras felt confident in four-year-old mare Vintage Babe when she faced the starting gate for the opening leg of the Petticoat Series at Yonkers Raceway March 6.

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Daughter of Betterthancheddar wins Group 1 Gold Tiara

Sunday, March 26, 2017  By: Alabar Farm

My Sweetchilliphilly produced a performance that defies belief to win the Group One Bathurst Gold Tiara.

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Shadow Play sires second Gold Crown winner

Sunday, March 26, 2017  By: Alabar Farm

Castalong Shadow became Shadow Play's second Bathurst Gold Crown winner by winning the Group One event last night.

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Flamboro Preferred To J Eagle Feather

Sunday, March 26, 2017  By: Standardbred Canada

Shipping in off the WEG Circuit, J Eagle Feather won his Flamboro Downs debut in Sunday night's featured $11,000 Preferred 2 Handicap Pace for trainer/driver Travis Cullen.

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Sophomore Fillies Star In Young Elims

Saturday, March 25, 2017  By: Standardbred Canada

Three-year-old pacing fillies Ladies From Hell and Tahuya Gameday proved to be the leaders of the pack scoring front-end victories in their respective $7,500 eliminations for the Marian Young Memorial on Friday night (March 24) at Fraser Downs.

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Zipnthruthehall Wins Buffalo Feature

Saturday, March 25, 2017  By: Standardbred Canada

Zipnthruthehall showed plenty of 'zip' in the stretch and captured the $8,600 featured pace at Buffalo Raceway on Saturday night (March 25) by holding off Jolt Of Whiskey by a half-length in 1:57.4.

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Three Complete Meadows Series Sweeps

Saturday, March 25, 2017  By: Standardbred Canada

The Meadows hosted the championships of four series on Saturday (March 25), and three of the winners — DDs Comet, Art N Music and Ms Mullen — completed sweeps of the events for three and four-year-olds. The finals offered combined purses of $102,100.

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Series Finals At The Meadows Saturday

Thursday, March 23, 2017  By: Standardbred Canada

 Four late closer finals totalling more than $100,000 in purses will head to the post this Saturday (March 25) at The Meadows and will feature top three and four-year-old pacers and trotters.

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Preferred Repeat For Hldontghttoyurdrms

Thursday, March 23, 2017  By: Standardbred Canada

Despite being assigned the outside post and battling through a wardrobe malfunction, Hldontghttoyurdrms came up huge in winning Thursday’s $11,000 Preferred 2 for trotters at Flamboro Downs.

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A 'Lady' In Waiting...For Now

Tuesday, March 21, 2017  By: Standardbred Canada

While many of the sport’s top distaffers are stateside butting heads in the Blue Chip Matchmaker Series at Yonkers Raceway, arguably the best older pacing mare in the game is setting her sights on a later start to the season.

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Six Straight For Awesomeness

Tuesday, March 21, 2017  By: Standardbred Canada

A snowstorm is the only thing has been able to keep pacer Awesomeness out of the winner’s circle in recent weeks for owner Martin Scharf.

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Bettabrown Tiger remains undefeated

Tuesday, March 21, 2017  By: Alabar Farm

Bettabrown Tiger won yet again, this time at Devonport last Friday night.

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Barbaras Shadow And Dismissal Renew Rivalry

Monday, March 20, 2017  By: Marv Bachrad

DOVER, Del. --- Barbara’s Shadow, who has won her last three in-a-row, and Dismissal, following near misses in her last two outings...seeks to return to her four consecutive winning form earlier this year meeting in the $15,000 4&5-Year-Old distaff feature.

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Hat Trick For Goldstar Badlands

Monday, March 20, 2017  By: Standardbred Canada

 Fans of Goldstar Badlands have had the change to fill their pockets with winnings in recent weeks at The Raceway at Western Fair District, and it was more of the same on Monday evening.

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Roy And Tessier A Winning Team

Sunday, March 19, 2017  By: Standardbred Canada

Driver Louis-Philippe Roy and trainer Yves Tessier were the stars of the Sunday harness racing card at Rideau Carleton Raceway, sweeping the co-featured Winners Over events during a multiple-win night.

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First Of Itskind Wins Third Straight Open

Sunday, March 19, 2017  By: Standardbred Canada

First Of Itskind, driven by Mike Simons, scored a three-peat victory in Pompano Park’s $12,000 Open Handicap Pace on Sunday night (March 19), stopping the teletimer in 1:51.2.

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Daylight Rush Delivers At Flamboro

Sunday, March 19, 2017  By: Standardbred Canada

Sent postward as the 6-5 favourite, Daylight Rush delivered on his pari-mutuel promise with a front-end victory in the $11,000 Preferred 2 & 3 Handicap Pace featured on Flamboro Downs' Sunday harness racing card.

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Art N Music wins second straight in Meadows Series

Saturday, March 18, 2017  By: Evan Pattak

 Washington, PA --- Art N Music exploded from the pocket in the lane and captured his second straight in Saturday’s (March 18) Walter Russell Memorial Pace at The Meadows.

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Millenium Wheel upsets again at Meadowlands; Miller wins three

Saturday, March 18, 2017  By: The Meadowlands Media Relations Department

East Rutherford, NJ --- Millenium Wheel made a winning Meadowlands debut last week as a 7-1 outsider.

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Trainer’s High Hopes For Devil Child

Thursday, March 16, 2017  By: Standardbred Canada

When Devil Child makes her 2017 debut Friday night at Yonkers Raceway, she will also make her first start for trainer John Butenschoen, who was tasked by owners Crawford Farms Racing and Susan Oakes of prepping the daughter of American Ideal for the Blue Chip Matchmaker Series.

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My Sweetchilliphilly wins again in 1:55.3

Thursday, March 16, 2017  By: Alabar Farm

My Sweetchilliphilly (Betterthancheddar) won the final and fastest heat of the Gold Tiara last night at Bathurst.

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Flamboro Preferred To Hldontghttoyurdrms

Thursday, March 16, 2017  By: Standardbred Canada

The gelding sat a two-hole trip behind Avuncular before edging out late to beat that foe by a length in 1:58.3. Giona rounded out the top three finishers in the nine-horse trotting affair.

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Goldstar Badlands Upsets

Monday, March 13, 2017  By: Standardbred Canada

Despite winning last week’s $11,000 Preferred 2 for horse and gelding pacers at The Raceway at Western Fair District, Goldstar Badlands wasn’t given much respect in his quest to double up in Monday’s edition of the class.

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Rosecroft Feature To Use Your Noodle

Wednesday, March 08, 2017  By: Standardbred Canada

Use Your Noodle survived a tight three-horse photo to win the Fillies and Mares Winners Over Pace Tuesday night (March 7) at Rosecroft Raceway.

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Tim Tetrick Wins Four Including Scandalalicious in the $20,000 Dover Feature

Tuesday, March 07, 2017  By: Marv Bachrad

DOVER, Del.--- Scandalicious battled race favorite Enhance Your Mind side-by-side down the lane before edging to the front at the wire by a head to win the Tuesday, March 4 $20,000 Mares Open Handicap  at Dover Downs.

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Petticoat Kicks Off At Yonkers

Monday, March 06, 2017  By: Standardbred Canada

It wasn’t all ‘death and taxes’ for Yonkers Raceway’s first ‘death and taxes’ proposition of the season.

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Winbak Farm Welcomes First Winbak-Bred Bolt The Duer Foal

Tuesday, February 28, 2017  By: Elizabeth Cheesman

Winbak Farm’s first foal sired by Bolt The Duer, p, 2, 1:51; 3, 1:47.4f ($1,828,995), was born at Winbak Farm of Maryland on February 22nd

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Get ready to register 2017 foals

Friday, February 24, 2017  By: Jessica Schroeder

Columbus, OH --- As the 2017 foaling season kicks into high gear, the USTA would like to remind breeders about the ease of doing online live foal/no foal reporting and foal registration.

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Solid Queen Prevails In Preferred

Wednesday, February 22, 2017  By: Standardbred Canada

Driver Garrett Rooney worked out a perfect pocket trip aboard Solid Queen to take the $7,500 Fillies & Mares Preferred 3 Pace on Wednesday evening at The Raceway at the Western Fair District.

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Shadow Play's Book Full, Closed

Wednesday, February 22, 2017  By: Standardbred Canada

Blue Chip Farms, in conjunction with Winbak Farms Canada, is pleased to announce that Shadow Play’s book is full and closed for 2017.

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Daylight Rush Rebounds In London

Monday, February 20, 2017  By: Standardbred Canada

After just falling short in his seasonal debut last week, Daylight Rush was victorious in Monday's $11,000 Preferred 2 Handicap at The Raceway at the Western Fair District.

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Daughter of Betterthancheddar in 1:55.3

Sunday, February 19, 2017  By: Alabar Farm

Debuts don't come a lot more impressive than that of My Sweetchilliphilly's today at Bathurst!

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Shebestingin's Brother Breaks Maiden

Sunday, February 19, 2017  By: Standardbred Canada

Iminurblindspot, the three-year-old full brother to world champion Shebestingin, broke his maiden in his third career start on Saturday night (February 18) at The Meadowlands.

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Bettor Rock On Shines On Opening Day

Sunday, February 19, 2017  By: Standardbred Canada

Bettor Rock On N came from well off the pace to secure the victory in the first feature of the 2017 racing season at Saratoga Casino Hotel on the year’s opening day card, Sunday, Feb. 19.

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Devaux drives five winners for second time this week at Monticello; weekly tally now stands at 13

Thursday, February 16, 2017  By: Shawn Wiles

Monticello, NY --- James Devaux rounded out a productive week at Monticello Raceway, as he drove five winners on a single card for the second time this week; the tally for the last seven days was 13 trips to the winner's circle.

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Standardbred Canada and Forest City Standardbred Sales to combine yearling sales

Tuesday, February 14, 2017  By: Standardbred Canada

Standardbred Canada and Forest City Standardbred Sales Inc. are proud to announce that agreement in principle has been reached to combine the two yearling sales into one which is scheduled to take place at the Western Fair District Metroland Media Agriplex in London, Ontario, on the weekend of Oct. 14-15.

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Bettors Delight Book Full, Closed

Friday, February 10, 2017  By: Standardbred Canada

Blue Chip Farms is pleased to announce that Bettors Delight book is full and closed for 2017.

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Talented trotter lives up to his name

Thursday, February 09, 2017  By: Kim French

Columbus, OH --- Although his behavior is certainly not deceitful, dishonorable or underhanded, New York Sire Stakes champion Devious Man does have a mischievous glint in his eye, which warrants special surveillance and lends credence to his name.

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McNiven Stable Sweeps Preferreds

Wednesday, February 08, 2017  By: Standardbred Canada

Driver Travis Henry, trainer Scott McNiven and local owner Thomas Brodhurst teamed up to sweep Wednesday night's Fillies & Mares Preferred events with Ride Away Shark ($3.70) and Alphabet Queen ($3.30) at The Raceway at Western Fair District.

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Tessa Seelster Wins Dover Downs Debut

Tuesday, January 31, 2017  By: Marv Bachrad

DOVER, Del----  Tessa Seelster made her first Dover Downs appearance a winning one in the $20,000 Mares Open Handicap pace on Tuesday, Jan.31. Yannick Gingras had a quartet of winners.

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Improved attitude has made a difference for Vintage Babe

Monday, January 30, 2017  By: Charlene Sharpe

Seaford, DE --- If you’d asked horseman Ed Gannon Jr. about pacing mare Vintage Babe in mid-November, he admits he wouldn’t have had much positive to say.

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2016 O'Brien Award Winners

Saturday, January 28, 2017  By: Standardbred Canada

On Saturday, January 28, Standardbred Canada announced harness racing’s national champions at the 2016 O’Brien Awards, which honour Canada’s best in harness racing over the past season.

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Miami Open To Tag Up And Go

Tuesday, January 24, 2017  By: Standardbred Canada

Tag Up And Go notched his first local score at Miami Valley Raceway Tuesday afternoon, but it certainly wasn’t anything new to the well-traveled seven-year-old son of Angus Hall who now sports 29 career victories.

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Medusa Sweeps To Meadows Score

Tuesday, January 24, 2017  By: Standardbred Canada

Last in the field of six at the three-quarters, Medusa unleashed a three-wide blitz that carried her to victory in Tuesday’s $18,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows.

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Divine Caroline To Be Retired, Bred

Tuesday, January 24, 2017  By: Standardbred Canada

It has been announced that Dan Patch and Breeders Crown winner Divine Caroline p,3,1:49.2 ($880,335) has been sold and will be retired and bred this year.

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Sports Column Makes Headlines

Tuesday, January 24, 2017  By: Standardbred Canada

With just six starts as a freshman in 2016, Sports Column made the most of those appearances. He didn't finish out of the top two on the track, and his O'Brien Award nomination gives him another guaranteed placing off the track as well.

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Mr Muscleman and Rock N Roll Heaven elected to Living Horse Hall of Fame

Monday, January 23, 2017  By: the Harness Racing Museum and Hall of Fame

Goshen, NY --- The Living Horse Hall of Fame nominating committee of the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame has announced the results of recent voting to determine the 2017 inductees into the Harness Racing Living Horse Hall of Fame.

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Hat Trick For Goldstar Badlands

Monday, January 23, 2017  By: Standardbred Canada

 Goldstar Badlands was the last horse to the quarter pole in Monday’s $11,000 Preferred 2 Handicap for horse and gelding pacers, but he was the first one to the finish for driver Scott Young.

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Bettors Edge Rewards New Owners

Sunday, January 22, 2017  By: Standardbred Canada

Bettors Edge, the 2015 TVG Free For All champion, returned to The Meadowlands and rewarded his new connections with a decisive 1:49.4 score in the $16,000 Saturday night feature.

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Bettor N Better Prevails By A Nose

Friday, January 20, 2017  By: Standardbred Canada

Slight favourite Bettor N Better (Jason Bartlett, $7.20) lasted — barely — Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway’s $45,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace.

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Silverlode, Flameon putting on great show

Thursday, January 19, 2017  By: Mark Ratzky

Sacramento, CA --- It’s been some time since we’ve seen as heated a rivalry as the one at the top of the trotting ranks between Silverlode and Flameon, with the pair splitting the six Open Trots decided at this Cal Expo meeting.

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McNair Mastery In Blizzard Series

Thursday, January 19, 2017  By: Standardbred Canada

Nineteen pacers of the female persuasion faced the gate in Thursday’s opening leg of the Blizzard Series, and it was driver Doug McNair who mapped out the winning trips for the round one winners.

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Back in New York, Rock N Roll Heaven keeps producing as a stallion

Thursday, January 19, 2017  By: Jay Bergman

Moving is always an adventure. In the case of pacing stallion Rock N Roll Heaven, let’s just say it’s good to be home again.

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A long and winding road leads to harness racing for Marta Piotrow

Wednesday, January 18, 2017  By: Rich Fisher

Trenton, NJ --- To say that Marta Piotrow took the standard route to becoming a Standardbred trainer would be your standard false statement.

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Gural Group Joins With Lexington Select Yearling Sale and Winbak Farm in Sponsoring USHWA Luncheon

Tuesday, January 17, 2017  By: USHWA

HARRISBURG PA – The United States Harness Writers Association (USHWA), harness racing’s leading and largest membership organization for industry communicators, is pleased to announce that a group of four Jeff Gural racing entities are partnering with the Lexington Select Yearling Sale and Winbak Farm in sponsoring a luncheon...

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Enhance Your Mind Wins $20,000 Open; Vintage Babe 6 Straight

Tuesday, January 17, 2017  By: Marv Bachrad

DOVER, Del.--- Streaking Enhance Your Mind stepped up in class to score a 1:51.3victory in the $20,000 Mares Open Handicap pace while Vintage Babe lengthened her win streak to six-in-a-row over a sloppy track on Tuesday, Jan.17 at Dover Downs. Yannick Gingras had five wins.

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Goldstar Badlands Doubles Up

Monday, January 16, 2017  By: Standardbred Canada

A 1:54.4 score in Monday’s $11,000 Preferred 2 for pacers at The Raceway at Western Fair District made it back-to-back trips to victory lane for Goldstar Badlands.

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Pair Of Preferreds Featured At Flamboro

Sunday, January 15, 2017  By: Standardbred Canada

Choose My Jet and Lets Wait And See earned their first wins of the year, both scoring from off-the-pace in Sunday night's co-featured $7,500 Preferred 3 events at Flamboro Downs.

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Pennyslvania Fair awards banquet held on Saturday

Saturday, January 14, 2017  By: Jerry Connors

Bedford, PA --- The annual Pennsylvania Fair Harness Racing awards banquet was held on Saturday (Jan. 14) in Bedford with the top performers receiving awards.

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Delaware 2016 Standouts Honoured

Friday, January 13, 2017  By: Standardbred Canada

Some 300 horsemen, legislators, including the newly elected governor of Delaware John Carney, and friends of harness racing turned out for the 19th annual Delaware Standardbred Owners Association (DSOA) Awards-Dinner at the Modern Maturity Center, in Dover, on Friday, Jan. 13, 2017.

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Ride Away Shark Delivers In Preferred

Wednesday, January 11, 2017  By: Standardbred Canada

Favourite Ride Away Shark ($3.10) made the winning move on the way to the half-mile mark and held clear to earn her first win of the year in the $10,000 Fillies & Mares Preferred 2 Handicap Pace on Wednesday (January 11) night at The Raceway at Western Fair District.

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Skippin By Tops At The Meadows

Tuesday, January 03, 2017  By: Standardbred Canada

Skippin By overwhelmed the leader with a first-over blitz in the slop and went on to a comfortable victory in Tuesday’s $18,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Pace at the Meadows.

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