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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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