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2020 NEWS

Rookies Rumble In Mohawk Grassroots

Tuesday, July 7, 2020  By: Standardbred Canada

Two-year-old pacing colts invaded Woodbine Mohawk Park on Monday evening, starring in six $23,000 Grassroots divisions and No Better Joy kicked off the provincial campaign in style with an impressive 1:52.1 victory.

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Vernon Downs welcomes NYSS 3-year-old pacing colts on Thursday

Tuesday, July 7, 2020  By: John Horne for Vernon Downs

Vernon, NY — Vernon Downs will host two divisions of the New York Sire Stakes for sophomore pacing colts and geldings on Thursday (July 9).

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American Courage and Carrythetorchman take MGM Springfield Stakes Eliminations at Yonkers Raceway

Monday, July 6, 2020  By: Alex Dadoyan for Yonkers Raceway

Yonkers, NY – Yonkers Raceway featured two elimination races for the first two-year-old stakes of the season, the MGM Springfield Stakes, on Monday night (July 6).

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MacIntosh trio targets MGM Springfield Stakes

Monday, July 6, 2020  By: Brandon Valvo for the SOA of NY

Yonkers, NY — The Grand Circuit returns to Yonkers Raceway with the eliminations of the MGM Springfield Stakes Monday night (July 6).

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Severus, National Debt In Rideau Features

Sunday, July 5, 2020  By: Standardbred Canada

Speed dominated the Preferred events at Rideau Carleton Raceway on Sunday (July 5) as Severus Hanover wired his competition in the $9,200 Trot and National Debt strolled in the $9,200 Pace.

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Rookies Sizzle In Gold Divisions

Saturday, July 4, 2020  By: Standardbred Canada

There is an alchemy involved in teaching a yearling how to be a racehorse — the top tier of the Ontario Sires Stakes is, after all, the Gold Series — and last winter trainer Casie Coleman Herlihy though it might actually take supernatural power to transform Springbridge Duel into a racehorse.

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Hypnotic AM sparkles in Empire Breeders Classic at Vernon Downs

Saturday, July 4, 2020  By: John Horne for Vernon Downs

Vernon, NY — Vernon Downs played host to a July 4th spectacular on Saturday, featuring three Empire Breeders Classic races for sophomore trotters.

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Monterey Jack Likes To Say Cheese

Friday, July 3, 2020  By: Standardbred Canada

Monterey Jack debuted impressively two weeks ago during the baby race session at The Meadowlands and he returned on Friday (July 3) with another powerful performance to conclude the day's Breakfast With The Babies bonanza.

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Freshmen Fireworks In Ohio Stakes

Friday, July 3, 2020  By: Standardbred Canada

Eight $40,000 Ohio Sires Stakes contests for freshman trotters of both genders kicked off the holiday weekend at Northfield Park. Harness racing fans got their first glimpse of Ohio’s future stars with five divisions for fillies and three divisions for colts and geldings.

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Alicorn Triumphs In Return

Monday, June 29, 2020  By: Standardbred Canada

Just over eight months since her last appearance at Woodbine Mohawk Park, three-year-old pacing filly Alicorn returned to the Milton oval on Monday evening and marched straight back into the winner’s circle.

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Major Betts Best In NYSS

Sunday, June 28, 2020  By: Standardbred Canada

Major Betts rocketed past heavy favourite Splash Brother to take the $38,233 first division on New York Sires Stakes for three-year-old pacing colts and geldings on Sunday (June 28) at Tioga Downs.

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Ontario Sires Stakes Season Begins

Saturday, June 27, 2020  By: Standardbred Canada

Ontario’s talented three-year-old pacing fillies kicked off the 2020 Ontario Sires Stakes season at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Friday (June 26) with two veterans of the provincial program and two newcomers gracing the Grassroots winner’s circle.

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New Ontario Select Yearling Sale Announced

Friday, June 26, 2020  By: Elizabeth Cheesman

On Saturday, October 17, 2020, Winbak Farm of Ontario will be hosting the new Ontario Select Yearling Sale.

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Hes Marvalous Stars On Opening Card

Friday, June 26, 2020  By: Standardbred Canada

On top at every call, Hes Marvalous cruised to victory in the Friday evening featured event on the opening card of the season at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway.

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Goshen Yearling Sale To Proceed

Friday, June 26, 2020  By: Standardbred Canada

Despite the many hardships faced by everyone in the harness racing industry this year due to COVID-19, Goshen Standardbred Horse Sales has announced that after much concern and study about the virus, their annual yearling sale will go on as planned at noon on Monday (Sept. 14).

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NYSS sophomore trotters shine at Vernon

Thursday, June 25, 2020  By: John Horne for Vernon Downs

Vernon, NY — Vernon Downs hosted two divisions of the New York Sire Stakes for 3-year-old trotting colts and geldings on Wednesday (June 24).

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Wiseman scores $58.80 upset at Running Aces

Wednesday, June 24, 2020  By: Darin Gagne for Running Aces

Columbus, MN — Driver Steve Wiseman made headlines from Running Aces last week when he made his return to the sulky in a couple of qualifying races after undergoing chemotherapy treatments over the last several months.

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Erv Miller sends out four winning 2-year-olds at Pocono Wednesday

Wednesday, June 24, 2020  By: PHHA/Pocono

Wilkes-Barre, PA — Trainer Erv Miller sent out four successful 2-year-olds, a pair of males on each gait, during Wednesday morning (June 24) qualifiers at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono.

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Icanflylikeanangel gets life mark in Meadows $17,900 trot

Tuesday, June 23, 2020  By: The Meadows Standardbred Owners Association

Washington, PA — Icanflylikeanangel flew to a front-end victory in a career-best 1:53 in Tuesday’s (June 23) $17,900 Open Handicap Trot at The Meadows.

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Apple Valley Art, Elite Retreat win DSBF splits

Monday, June 22, 2020  By: Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway

Harrington, DE – Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund action for 3-year-old male pacers commenced on the Monday Harrington Raceway program with two $20,000 divisions competing in the first leg.

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Backstreet Shadow wins Roll With Joe at Tioga Downs

Monday, June 22, 2020  By: John Horne for Tioga Downs

Nichols, NY – The Roll With Joe Open Pace, sponsored by Blue Chip Farms, full of anticipation as Bettor’s Wish kicked off his 4-year-old season following his dominate sophomore year was upset by Backstreet Shadow (Tim Tetrick) at Tioga Downs Sunday (June 22).

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Burke unleashes fast 3-year-old fillies in 2020 debuts at Pocono

Monday, June 22, 2020  By: PHHA / Pocono

Wilkes-Barre, PA – Trainer Ron Burke, building on his victory with Backstreet Shadow in the Roll With Joe Pace at Tioga in the afternoon, unleashed a trio of quality sophomore stakes fillies.

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Betting surpasses $4 Million at Big M

Sunday, June 21, 2020  By: Dave Little, Meadowlands Media Relations

East Rutherford, NJ – The Meadowlands faithful were given plenty of opportunity, and they took advantage by betting with both hands throughout Saturday night’s (June 20) 18-race program. 

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DSBF 3-year-olds kickoff Monday at Harrington

Sunday, June 21, 2020  By: Matt Sparacino for Harrington Raceway

Harrington, DE — The second week of the 2020 Harrington Raceway meet will feature 9 divisions of Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) action for 3-year-olds as they complete the first of two $20,000 legs.

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Fly Beyond Best In Preferred

Sunday, June 21, 2020  By: Standardbred Canada

Off a pocket ride, Fly Beyond shot to the lead in the stretch to take the $11,500 Preferred 2 Trot at Georgian Downs on Sunday (June 21).

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Boys Battle At Mohawk Saturday

Saturday, June 20, 2020  By: Standardbred Canada

After 13 dashes for two-year-old fillies were contested on Friday at Woodbine Mohawk Park, the Saturday session offered 11 dashes for the boys on a gorgeous summer morning with returning qualifiers showing the most speed among the sessions.

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London Selected Yearling Sale goes virtual for 2020

Saturday, June 20, 2020  By: London Selected Yearling Sale

London, ON — London Selected Yearling Sale has been tasked with an unprecedented enterprise in 2020: to sell yearlings safely and effectively, while the number of people allowed to gather at an indoor facility has been so severely restricted in Ontario.

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Night Delight and Dean Magee wire the field in Running Aces season opener

Saturday, June 20, 2020  By: Darin Gagne

Columbus, MN — The 2020 Live Racing season at Running Aces got underway on Saturday (Jun 20) with a sold-out crowd and a strong wagering handle. 

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My Pal Joe wins at Saratoga Thursday

Thursday, June 18, 2020  By: Mike Sardella for Saratoga Casino Hotel

Saratoga Springs, NY – Thursday afternoon (June 18) marked the return of racing at Saratoga Casino Hotel with a 13-race program on a beautiful June day in the Spa City.

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Baby Races Flood Mohawk Friday

Friday, June 12, 2020  By: Standardbred Canada

The first full card of two-year-old qualifiers at Woodbine Mohawk Park is now complete after a 14-race session on Friday (June 12) with a number of notable performances from the potential future stars of the sport.

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NYSS revised 2020 schedule

Thursday, June 11, 2020  By: Agriculture & NYS Horse Breeding Development Fund

Schenectady, NY — The New York Sire Stakes complete and revised schedule for the 2020 racing season has been released.

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Stars, 'Babies' Qualify At Mohawk

Thursday, June 11, 2020  By: Standardbred Canada

On Thursday, June 11, Woodbine Mohawk Park hosted a 10-race qualifying session that featured raceway horses, returning stakes stars and some fledgling two-year-olds.

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Pennsylvania racetracks given green light to reopen

Thursday, June 11, 2020  By: USTA Communications Department

Columbus, OH — Separate posts on social media Wednesday night (June 10) announced that the three Pennsylvania harness tracks — The Meadows, Harrah’s Philadelphia and The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono — were informed with an email from the state’s Secretary of Health Rachel Levine that they have been cleared to resume racing.

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Live racing to resume at the Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono

Thursday, June 11, 2020  By: PHHA/Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono

Wilkes-Barre, PA — After receiving sign off from the PA Department of Health, The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono will resume live racing without spectators.

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Stars Shine At The Meadowlands

Saturday, May 30, 2020  By: Standardbred Canada

The focus of the harness racing world was on East Rutherford, N.J. for the seasonal debuts of many highly-regarded horses during a star-studded Saturday session of qualifiers and a return to action at The Meadowlands Racetrack.

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MacIntosh Trainees Impress During Mohawk's Thursday Qualifiers

Thursday, May 28, 2020  By: Standardbred Canada

After a two-month hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, qualifying action returned to Woodbine Mohawk Park on Thursday, May 28.

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Tioga and Vernon racing information released

Monday, May 25, 2020  By: Tioga and Vernon Downs

Nichols, NY — Live harness racing will come to both Tioga and Vernon Downs the beginning of June with qualifiers the first week and live racing the next.

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Revised 2020 OSS, Prospect Series Schedules Announced

Monday, May 25, 2020  By: Standardbred Canada

On Monday, May 25, Ontario Racing announced the revised schedules for both the 2020 Ontario Sires Stakes season and the 2020 Prospect Series.

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WEG Releases New Stakes Schedule

Monday, May 25, 2020  By: Standardbred Canada

Woodbine Entertainment today (May 25) announced new dates for several Standardbred stakes to be held this season at Woodbine Mohawk Park.

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New York Sire Stakes shares update on 2020 season

Friday, May 22, 2020  By: Jason Politi for New York Sire Stakes

Schenectady, NY — The New York Sire Stakes is working closely with harness tracks throughout the state as they develop reopening plans.

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Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund races at Harrington pushed back one week

Friday, May 22, 2020  By: Judy Davis-Wilson, Executive Director DSBF

Harrington, DE — The 3-year-old races for the DSBF first and second legs at Harrington will be pushed back one week from the original schedule which means they will begin on Monday (June 22).

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Tessa's Story

Tuesday, May 19, 2020  By: Standardbred Canada

Contessa 'Tessa' Del Monte has had three foals in five years and nothing has ever gone as planned.

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Ontario 'Horse Racing' Can Open / Expand Services Effective May 19

Thursday, May 14, 2020  By: Standardbred Canada

On Thursday, May 14, the Ontario government announced the retailers, seasonal businesses and health and community service providers that will be permitted to open or expand their services on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 12:01 a.m. 'Horse racing' was one of the entities included in the announcement.

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Prominent owners on COSA TV

Thursday, May 14, 2020  By: Standardbred Canada

Mississauga, ON — A trio of prominent Standardbred owners were the stars in Wednesday night’s (May 13) edition of COSA TV, swapping stories from the past and — in one case, at least — sharing a window to the future.

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Alicorn Ready To Rumble

Thursday, May 14, 2020  By: Standardbred Canada

After enjoying a well-deserved winter holiday in the Carolinas, Alicorn made her way back to the barn of trainer Chantal Mitchell in early March and upon returning she immediately liked what she saw.

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Ohio is cleared to start live racing on May 22

Thursday, May 14, 2020  By: Ohio Harness Horsemen's Assn.

Grove City, OH — After technical issues with the Ohio State Racing Commission’s 7 p.m. (May 13) meeting and adjournment, Thursday morning (May 14) the Ohio State Racing Commission has finalized a Resolution and Statewide Protocol Plan to commence racing live.

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Hoosier Park announces June 16 opening date for meet pending IHRC approval

Wednesday, May 13, 2020  By: Harrah's Hoosier Park

Anderson, IN — Pending approval from the Indiana Horse Racing Commission, Harrah’s Hoosier Park will kick off the delayed start of its 2020 racing season on Tuesday (June 16) with a 6:30 p.m. (EDT) first post time.

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Heimbecker High On Harness Racing

Wednesday, May 13, 2020  By: Standardbred Canada

Starting out small and working your way to higher levels applies to quite a few things in life, and for Steve Heimbecker it certainly applies to his role in horse ownership.

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New dates announced for Standardbred Horse Sale

Monday, May 11, 2020  By: Standardbred Horse Sales Company

Hanover, PA — In order to accommodate potential travel challenges for customers who attend the Breeders Crown races at Hoosier Park, Standardbred Horse Sales Company announces that the sale dates for its 2020 annual sale in Harrisburg will be shifted forward one day.

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Muscles Yankee Passes

Monday, May 11, 2020  By: Standardbred Canada

Trot Insider has learned that illustrious racehorse and sire Muscles Yankee (t,3,1:52.2m) passed on Sunday (May 10) at the age of 25.

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Muscles Yankee dies at Perretti Farms at 25

Monday, May 11, 2020  By: harnessracing.com

Lexington, KY — Muscles Yankee (Valley Victory-Maiden Yankee), the Hambletonian champion of 1998 and among the greatest trotting stallions in history, passed away peacefully in his paddock at Perretti Farms on Mother’s Day (Sunday, May 10), it was reported by Nicola Abrams, manager of the still existing Cream Ridge, N.J., farm.

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Early June PASS & Stallion Series to be rescheduled

Friday, May 8, 2020  By: HarnessRacing.com

Please be advised that due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission has postponed the following Sires Stakes and Stallion Series races.

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MacIntosh High On Star Students

Thursday, May 7, 2020  By: Standardbred Canada

With Courtly Choice taking his talent to the breeding shed after a brilliant career on the track, trainer Blake MacIntosh has a gaping hole to fill in his roster of stars.

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Breeding farms in the spotlight on Wednesdays COSA TV Facebook Live Show

Tuesday, April 28, 2020  By: Central Ontario Standardbred Association

Campbellville, ON — Three of North America’s largest commercial Standardbred breeders will be in the spotlight during COSA TV’s Facebook Live broadcast this Wednesday night (April 29).

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Finalists Announced In Alberta

Friday, April 17, 2020  By: Standardbred Canada

The Alberta Standardbred Horse Association has announced the finalists for the 2020 ASHA Awards, which will honour the province’s champions of 2019.

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Q is for Queen of Hearts

Wednesday, April 15, 2020  By: Harnesslink

How appropriate that in December the “Queen” of Alexandra Park Belle of Montana should win the Group One Queen of Hearts for the fillies and mares.

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North America Cup Postponed

Wednesday, April 15, 2020  By: Standardbred Canada

On Wednesday, April 15, Woodbine Entertainment CEO Jim Lawson announced that the 2020 Pepsi North America Cup has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Bettor's Delight leads APG sires

Thursday, April 9, 2020  By: Harnesslink

The Woodlands Stud flagship Bettor’s Delight was clearly the top harness racing sire on average price at this year’s round of Australian Pacing Gold yearling sales.

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Purse Funds Of Cancelled Races To Continue To Support Horsepeople

Thursday, April 9, 2020  By: Standardbred Canada

Ontario Racing is pleased to notify industry participants that -- by application -- horsepeople will have the opportunity to access certain purse funds that remain available under the Funding Agreement with Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) as a result of the suspension of live racing in the province due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Jimmy Freights Book Now Full & Closed

Thursday, April 9, 2020  By: Elizabeth Cheesman

“I am so happy to announce Jimmy Freight, full and closed,” said Pat Woods, Winbak Farm of Ontario Manager. “He's a fan favorite and I loved to watch him race.”

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CHRHF Class of 2020 Announced

Tuesday, April 7, 2020  By: Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame

The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the people and horses being recognized as inductees in 2020.  Five people and five horses have been elected from a very deep ballot of candidates.

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Meant To Be And Meant For Me

Tuesday, April 7, 2020  By: Western Fair District

She may just be 15, but Gracie Mae Barr has always had a thing for the horses.

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Horse Lovers United Inc. has breedings available

Monday, April 6, 2020  By: Horse Lovers United Inc.

Salisbury, MD — Horse Lovers United Inc. is a horse rescue based in Salisbury, Md., that serves the Delmarva Peninsula, and often beyond that area.

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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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Tasmanian Harness Highlights

Friday, March 27, 2020  By: Harnesslink

There weren’t any members of the public allowed access to the track last weekend where we had two brilliant meetings.

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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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Confederation Cup and Battle of Waterloo/Belles included in Woodbine stakes payment suspension

Thursday, March 26, 2020  By: Mark McKelvie, WEG Communications

Milton, ON — Woodbine Entertainment announced Wednesday (March 25) the suspension of all Standardbred stakes payments due on April 15.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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