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

2020 NEWS

OSS Yearling Nomination Deadline Extended

Tuesday, March 31, 2020  By: Standardbred OSS

Owners of yearlings eligible for nomination to the 2021 Ontario Sires Stakes (OSS) program are being given a one month extension.

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Spring Maryland Sire Stakes to be rescheduled

Monday, March 30, 2020  By: Cheri Stambaugh

Union Bridge, MD — The Maryland Standardbred Race Fund Advisory Committee would like to notify all owners and trainers that the spring stakes scheduled at Rosecroft in April and May will be rescheduled in the fall when Rosecroft reopens.

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Big group of eager owners hope Girl From Oz can win the Gold Tiara

Friday, March 27, 2020  By: Western Advocate

SHE is the filly that did not initially meet her reserve at the sales, but now Girl From Oz is a filly that will have owners from across the globe crossing their fingers for a Gold Tiara success story.

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MacIntosh's 'Courtly' Roller Coaster

Wednesday, March 25, 2020  By: Standardbred Canada

Over the course of his 47-race career, Courtly Choice proved to be an emotional roller coaster for an admittedly emotional guy. 

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Three Accounts Drops And Pops

Thursday, March 12, 2020  By: Standardbred Canada

Three Accounts was a non-factor in last week’s $10,500 Fillies & Mares Preferred 2 Handicap at Flamboro Downs, but some class relief made her a major danger in Thursday’s $8,500 Fillies & Mares Preferred 3.

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Flow With Joe highlights Wednesday at Saratoga

Wednesday, March 11, 2020  By: Mike Sardella for Saratoga Casino

Saratoga Springs, NY – Young pacer Flow With Joe (Roll With Joe) had a terrific season as a two-year-old in 2019.

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Dallimore so delighted with first-time ownership

Monday, March 9, 2020  By: Dave Briggs

Karen Dallimore calls herself a horse “lifer,” but after some five decades of loving and working with horses, the Ontario-based writer and photographer is proud to call herself a first-time owner of standardbred racehorses — an experience that recently convinced her to jump on a plane to Australia.

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Covered Bridge remains perfect at Big M

Sunday, March 8, 2020  By: Dave Little

East Rutherford, NJ — Covered Bridge has been so good early on in his 4-year-old campaign, he’s even surprised his trainer, Ron Burke.

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Top Royal Rips To London Win

Tuesday, March 3, 2020  By: Standardbred Canada

Sent the 3-2 favourite, Top Royal swept to the front past the half and held firm to win the $8,500 Fillies and Mares Preferred 3 Pace at The Raceway at Western Fair District on Tuesday (March 3).

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None Bettor A Battles For 'Big M' Win

Sunday, March 1, 2020  By: Standardbred Canada

The Preferred Pace at the Meadowlands Saturday night (Feb. 29) may have lacked quantity, but it did not lack for quality–or a thrilling finish–as None Bettor A recorded a narrow victory over Trump Nation in 1:50.4.

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Encarnacion Crushes Flamboro Foes

Sunday, March 1, 2020  By: Standardbred Canada

Driver Robert Shepherd unleashed odds-on favourite Encarnacion from the centre of the track into the final turn and darted clear of his rivals to win the $8,500 Preferred 3 Trot at Flamboro Downs on Sunday (March 1).

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'Big M' Qualifiers For Caviart Ally, Sintra

Saturday, February 29, 2020  By: Standardbred Canada

Top aged pacing prospects Caviart Ally and Sintra went tightening miles in the qualifying sessions prior to the Saturday (Feb. 29) race card at the Meadowlands.

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TheStable.ca records first international victory

Saturday, February 29, 2020  By: Kelly Spencer

Menagle, NSW – Girl From Oz earned TheStable.ca its first international victory on Sunday (Feb. 29) when 2-year-old pacing filly Girl From Oz captured her maiden win in the $50,000 Pink Bonnet Stakes at Club Menangle in Menangle, New South Wales.

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Awards Doled Out In Truro

Friday, February 28, 2020  By: Standardbred Canada

On Saturday (Feb. 15) Truro Raceway held its Annual Truro Harness Horse Owners Association (THHOA) Award Banquet at the Best Western Glengarry in Truro, NS.

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Breedings Auctioned For Scholarship Fund

Thursday, February 27, 2020  By: Standardbred Canada

The Meadows Standardbred Owners Association is pleased to announce the auction of two breedings to benefit the organization’s collegiate scholarship fund.

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Plante takes five on Wednesday night at Rosecroft

Thursday, February 27, 2020  By: Pete Medhurst

Ft. Washington, MD — Female equine and female trainers dominated on Wednesday night (Feb. 26) at Rosecroft Raceway and driver Roger Plante was a busy escort.

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Preferred Triple For Backstreet Shadow

Thursday, February 27, 2020  By: Standardbred Canada

After front-stepping scores in the last two editions of the $32,500 Preferred Handicap at Dover Downs, Tim Tetrick used a come-from-behind approach to capture Thursday’s feature with the Ron Burke speedster.

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Preferred Win for Buttermilk Hanover

Thursday, February 27, 2020  By: Standardbred Canada

A compact field of four faced the starting gate in Thursday’s $10,500 Fillies & Mares Preferred 2 Handicap at Flamboro Downs, and the public’s top choice, Buttermilk Hanover, rallied to a popular win in 1:57.

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None Bettor A, Rodeo Rock Ready

Thursday, February 27, 2020  By: Standardbred Canada

None Bettor A and Rodeo Rock are hoping to make strong impressions on the Grand Circuit this year, and the two older male pacers will begin their journey together by making seasonal debuts in Saturday’s (Feb. 29) preferred at the Meadowlands Racetrack.

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Shawn Gray and Brad’s Buddy win at Saratoga

Wednesday, February 26, 2020  By: Mike Sardella

Saratoga Springs, NY – Jackie Greene has a pair of training titles to her credit at Saratoga Casino Hotel.

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Canada Front And Centre At Dan Patch Awards

Tuesday, February 25, 2020  By: Standardbred Canada

The U.S. Harness Writers Association’s 2019 Dan Patch Awards Banquet took place on Sunday (Feb. 23) at Rosen Shingle Creek resort in Florida.

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Meadows Open To Icanflylikeanangel

Monday, February 24, 2020  By: Standardbred Canada

Icanflylikeanangel out-duelled Perlucky for the early lead, and then blunted his rival’s late charge to capture Monday’s $20,000 Open Handicap Trot at The Meadows.

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Yonkers Purse Increase Coming

Sunday, February 23, 2020  By: Standardbred Canada

Officials with Yonkers Raceway have announced that the track will be offering an upcoming purse increase.

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Gingras, 'Trump' Tough At The ‘Big M’

Sunday, February 23, 2020  By: Standardbred Canada

On Saturday (Feb. 22), for a second consecutive night, driver Yannick Gingras recorded five wins and won the feature at the Meadowlands Racetrack, as he scored with Trump Nation in the ‘Big M’s Preferred Handicap for pacers.

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Outlaw Badlands Bests BC-Breds

Sunday, February 23, 2020  By: Standardbred Canada

The four-year-old Badlands Hanover gelding Outlaw Badlands cruised to an 8-1 upset in the $30,000 British Columbia-bred Stakes Final at Fraser Downs on Sunday (Feb. 23).

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Caviart Ally Sharp In Return

Saturday, February 22, 2020  By: Standardbred Canada

After three months away from the races, Caviart Farms' Caviart Ally looked sharp in Saturday morning's (Feb. 22) qualifying session at The Meadowlands, closing ferociously off cover to post a solid runner-up effort behind Write Me A Song.

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Monticello Purses On The Increase

Tuesday, February 18, 2020  By: Standardbred Canada

It has been announced that purses are going up at Monticello Raceway.

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Alphabet Queen Lands In London

Tuesday, February 18, 2020  By: Standardbred Canada

Riding the pocket, Alphabet Queen slipped past tiring leaders to narrowly win the $9,500 Fillies and Mares Preferred 3 Handicap Pace at odds of 19-1 on Tuesday (Feb. 18) at The Raceway at Western Fair District.

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Five For Aldrich At Monticello

Monday, February 17, 2020  By: Standardbred Canada

With drivers Jim Devaux and Greg Merton opting to race at Saratoga Casino Hotel, which opened their 2020 meeting this weekend, Bruce Aldrich Jr. took advantage of their absences and scored five winners on Monday afternoon (Feb. 17) at Monticello Raceway.

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Message from Winbak Farm of Ontario for Monday

Friday, February 14, 2020  By: Winbak Farm of Ontario

Message from Winbak Farm of Ontario: It is Family Day on Monday & FedEx will not be available in Canada.

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Winbak Farm of Ontario Holds Open House

Thursday, February 13, 2020  By: Winbak Farm

On Sunday, February 9th, Winbak Farm of Ontario held an open house and stallion showcase. It is estimated that close to 300 people were in attendance.

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Open House at Winbak of Canada proves a rousing success

Thursday, February 13, 2020  By: Garnet Barnsdale

How do you get more than 200 people out to a breeding farm on a wintery Sunday afternoon in Ontario, Canada?

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Bettor Memories Sweeps To Preferred Win

Thursday, February 13, 2020  By: Standardbred Canada

Wiggle It Jiggleit did all the roadwork in Thursday’s $32,500 Preferred Handicap for pacers at Dover Downs, but Bettor Memories got all of the glory.

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More Big Jimmy Freight News

Thursday, February 13, 2020  By: Standardbred Canada

Adriano Sorella’s aggressive promotion of new Ontario sire Jimmy Freight is not stopping any time soon. This week, the Guelph, Ontario-based Standardbred owner unveiled more significant news.

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Lauras Love Impresses Again

Thursday, February 13, 2020  By: Standardbred Canada

After spotting the leaders 12 lengths at the mid-way point of Thursday’s $17,000 pacing feature for filly and mare pacers, Lauras Love kicked it into gear late and stormed home in :28.3 to post a second straight victory for trainer John Pentland.

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Breedings to benefit Delaware Valley USHWA

Wednesday, February 12, 2020  By: Matt Sparacino

Harrington, DE — The Delaware Valley Chapter of the United States Harness Writers Association currently has three stallion breedings for sale available via ongait.com.

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2020 HRM stallion breeding auction deadline nears

Wednesday, February 12, 2020  By: Harness Racing Museum and Hall of Fame

Goshen, NY — The Harness Racing Museum and Hall of Fame has an outstanding list of stallions for this year’s breeding auction. 

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Winbak Ontario open house and stallion showcase a smash hit

Wednesday, February 12, 2020  By: Dave Briggs

When Winbak Farm of Ontario brought in four new standardbred stallions to stand at its Inglewood, ON operation for 2020, Pat Woods said he knew the time was right for an open house and stallion showcase, but not without some trepidation about doing it in February in Canada.

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Moments of Joy upsets in Mare Open pace at Dover

Wednesday, February 12, 2020  By: Dover Downs Media Relations

Dover, DE – Moments Of Joy shocks in the Mares Open Pace at Dover Downs on Wednesday night. Moments of Joy and Victor Kirby left quickly and put the field to sleep.

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Trio of breedings offered to benefit Layla Crushes Cancer

Tuesday, February 11, 2020  By: USTA Communications Department

Columbus, OH —- A trio of 2020 breedings, donated by Winbak Of Delaware, are up for auction at onGait.com to benefit ‘Layla Crushes Cancer.’ The auction is currently underway and ends Friday (Feb. 14) at noon.

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2020 OSAS Stallion Auction Underway

Monday, February 10, 2020  By: Standardbred Canada

The Ontario Standardbred Adoption Society’s annual stallion auction begins today (Monday, Feb. 10) at 10 a.m. and will close on Friday (Feb. 14) at 3 p.m.

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Goshen Yearling Sale slated for Sept. 13

Thursday, February 6, 2020  By: Tim Bojarski for Goshen Standardbred Horse Sales

Middletown, NY — The 2020 Goshen Yearling Sale will be held on Sunday (Sept. 13) at the Mark Ford Training Center in Middletown, N.Y.

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Lorentzon Not Resting On Her Laurels

Wednesday, February 5, 2020  By: Standardbred Canada

When trainer Anette Lorentzon enters a new year, her hope is to better her stable’s previous season’s results. She’s accomplished that goal each of the past five years, but acknowledges it gets more difficult as the successes pile up.

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Flying high with Top Flight Angel

Monday, February 3, 2020  By: Ken Weingartner

Hightstown, NJ — Top Flight Angel, the winner of the 2017 Yonkers Trot, is ready to return to the races this week and his connections hope he will be continuing his ascent to the million-dollar level.

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2019 O'Brien Winners Announced

Saturday, February 1, 2020  By: Standardbred Canada

On Saturday, February 1, Standardbred Canada announced the winners for the 2019 O’Brien Award at the 31st edition of the annual O’Brien Awards Black Tie Gala held at the Hilton Mississauga / Meadowvale hotel in Mississauga, Ont.

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2020 OSS Schedule Released

Friday, January 31, 2020  By: Standardbred Canada

The Ontario Sires Stakes has released the 2020 OSS schedule and it is now available for viewing online.

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Prospect Series Unveiled In Ontario

Thursday, January 30, 2020  By: Standardbred Canada

On Thursday, January 30, Ontario Racing, in association with participating Ontario racetracks, announced a new pilot project stakes event for the 2020 Standardbred season, open to Ontario-sired two- and three-year-old horses.

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A 'Wicked' Run Comes To An End

Wednesday, January 29, 2020  By: Standardbred Canada

Harness racing's horse of the year in 2018, McWicked will face Lather Up one last time at the 2019 O'Brien Awards on Saturday (February 1) at the Hilton Meadowvale / Mississauga. The two talented pacers waged war over the past season, dominating the older pacing division. Combined, Lather Up and McWicked won 14 races and many of the major stakes up for grabs for four-year-olds and up.

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Mohawk ON-Sired Spring Series Unveiled

Tuesday, January 28, 2020  By: Standardbred Canada

Woodbine Mohawk Park will play host to a new series for Ontario-sired three-year-old pacers and trotters this April and May.

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SRFs Online Breeding Auction Now Live

Monday, January 27, 2020  By: Standardbred Canada

Officials with the Standardbred Retirement Foundation have announced that the organization’s online breeding auction is now underway.

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The Dark Shadow Upsets Claim To Fame

Sunday, January 26, 2020  By: Standardbred Canada

The Dark Shadow pulled a major upset in the $37,500 championship leg of Miami Valley’s Claim To Fame series for pacing males with a $30,000 claiming tag on Sunday afternoon (Jan. 26).

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SBOA Online Stallion Auction Info

Tuesday, January 21, 2020  By: Standardbred Canada

Officials with the Standardbred Breeders of Ontario Association have released information about the group’s upcoming online stallion auction.

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Icanflylikeanangel Soars At The Meadows

Tuesday, January 21, 2020  By: Standardbred Canada

Icanflylikeanangel set sail after the leader Perlucky at the three-quarters, collared him in mid-stretch and went on to capture the $18,000 Open Handicap Trot at The Meadows on Tuesday (Jan. 21).

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Mohawks 2020 Stakes Schedule

Monday, January 20, 2020  By: Standardbred Canada

On Monday, January 16, Woodbine Entertainment announced the 2020 schedule for its industry-leading Standardbred stakes program at Woodbine Mohawk Park.

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Winbak Farm of Ontario to host Open House & Stallion Showcase

Monday, January 20, 2020  By: Elizabeth Cheesman

Winbak Farm of Ontario will be hosting a stallion showcase and open house on February 9th. The event will be from 12:00-3:00 and the stallion showcase will be from 2:00-2:30.

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Sorella On Jimmy And Jenni Freight

Sunday, January 19, 2020  By: Standardbred Canada

Adriano Sorella recently sat down with Woodbine Entertainment’s Chad Rozema to discuss all things Jimmy Freight and the marketing efforts behind the new stallion. When the topic of Jimmy Freight’s younger full sister was introduced, Sorella somewhat looked like the cat that ate the canary.

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Winbak Farm welcomes first foal of 2020

Wednesday, January 15, 2020  By: Elizabeth Cheesman

Chesapeake City, MD — Winbak Farm is happy to announce the arrival of their first 2020 foal. The colt is the first of close to 300 that will be born at Winbak Farm this season. He was born on Sunday (Jan. 12) at 8:55 p.m.

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McWickeds Book Now Full & Closed

Monday, January 13, 2020  By: Elizabeth Cheesman

Winbak Farm of Ontario has announced that McWicked’s book is now full and closed.

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Muscle Hill: Harness Racing's Trotting Sire of the Decade (2010-2019)

Saturday, January 11, 2020  By: Standardbred Canada

Muscle Hill's foals have been a force to be reckoned with this decade, even though his first crop didn't hit the racetrack until 2013. That first crop boasted the likes of multiple award winner Resolve ($2,749,545) and Hambletonian winner Trixton ($968,696).

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Bettor's Delight: Harness Racing's Pacing Sire of the Decade (2010-2019)

Saturday, January 11, 2020  By: Standardbred Canada

How many stallions have increases in stud fee as they get older? At the age of 22, Bettors Delight (Cams Card Shark - Classic Wish) stands for $20,000 -- an increase of 25 percent from his fee a year prior.

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Winbak Farm Broodmares For Sale on OnGAIT

Thursday, January 9, 2020  By: Elizabeth Cheesman

Winbak Farm is currently selling 23 broodmares in an online auction through OnGAIT.com.

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Moments of Joy wins the Mares Open Pace at Dover Downs on Wednesday night

Wednesday, January 8, 2020  By: Dover Downs Media Relations

Dover, DE – Moments of Joy wins the Mares Open Pace at Dover Downs on Wednesday night (January 8).

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Marean, Sorella to receive USHWA Presidents Awards

Monday, January 6, 2020  By: U.S. Harness Writers Association

Monticello NY — Don Marean, one of the strongest advocates for harness racing in the state of Maine for going on three decades, and Adriano Sorella, an Ontario advertising executive who is also looking to put harness racing in a more positive light, have been selected for President’s Awards by Shawn Wiles, top officer of the United States Harness Racing Association, the sport’s leading media organization.

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Yonkers announces 2020 stakes schedule

Saturday, January 4, 2020  By: Frank Drucker

Yonkers, NY — Yonkers Raceway has announced its 2020 stakes schedule, featuring a slew of name changes and a pair of cancellations from previous seasons.

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2019 Dan Patch Award pacing champions announced

Friday, January 3, 2020  By: the U.S. Harness Writers Association

Harrisburg, PA — None of the six pacing divisional winners for the 2019 Dan Patch Awards were able to garner all the votes in their division, but three came close — pacing mare Shartin N and 3-year-old filly Warrawee Ubeaut were selected on all but two ballots and 3-year-old colt Bettor’s Wish saw only three votes go against him.

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New York Sire Stakes announces $1 million in Breeders Awards for 2020

Thursday, January 2, 2020  By: Agriculture & NYS Horse Breeding Development Fund

Schenectady, NY — The Agriculture and New York State Horse Breeding Development Fund Board of Trustees has approved $1 million in Breeders Awards for the upcoming 2020 season.

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Moments Of Joy Scores At Dover

Wednesday, January 1, 2020  By: Standardbred Canada

Moments Of Joy won the $25,000 Mares Open at Dover Downs on Wednesday (Jan. 1).

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Southern Oaks 2020 training roster

Wednesday, January 1, 2020  By: Kendra Casselman

Sorrento, FL — Here is the 2020 harness racing training roster for Southern Oaks, Sorrento, Fla. Harness racing stallions with first crops in training include Arthur Blue Chip, Bar Hopping, Betting Line, Creatine, JK Endofanera, Southwind Frank, State Treasurer and Up Front Murray. World champion Amigo Volo is among the 3-year-olds spending the winter at Southern Oaks.

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