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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.

2018 NEWS

Courtly Choice Surges Up Week 18 Poll

Tuesday, September 25, 2018  By: Standardbred Canada

After a dramatic afternoon at the Delaware County Fair in which he captured the 2018 Little Brown Jug, Courtly Choice has made a significant move up the weekly Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown Poll.

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Shower Play Propels To OSS Score

Tuesday, September 25, 2018  By: Standardbred Canada

Shower Play rallied from second over to nail pocket-popping Percy Bluechip to win the $125,000 single-dash Ontario Sires Stakes Gold prelim for three-year-old filly pacers in 1:52.3 at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Tuesday, Sept. 25.

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Anneke fastest filly in DSBF preliminary

Tuesday, September 25, 2018  By: Matt Sparacino

Harrington, DE --- Three Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund divisions for pacing fillies were contested Tuesday (Sept. 25) at Harrington Raceway, and Anneke ($7.00, Montrell Teague) proved fastest of all with a 1:56.1 effort.

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Rookies In Spotlight at Harrington

Monday, September 24, 2018  By: Standardbred Canada

Freshman pacing colts and geldings completed their second Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) leg in a pair of $20,000 divisions Monday at Harrington Raceway.

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Twice In A Lifetime

Friday, September 21, 2018  By: Standardbred Canada

Daniel Plouffe is still pinching himself. The grocery-store owner from Quebec's Eastern Townships now has been part of two of the most dramatic Little Brown Jug victories of the last 20 years.

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Winbak Farm Videos for London Yearling Sale Now Posted

Friday, September 21, 2018  By: Elizabeth Cheesman

The London Yearling Sale videos for Winbak’s lineup are now posted.

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Courtly Choice wins 73rd Little Brown Jug

Thursday, September 20, 2018  By: Ken Weingartner

Delaware, OH --- Prior to Thursday’s $436,560 Little Brown Jug final, driver David Miller was asked what he expected from his horse, Courtly Choice, in the race. Just an hour earlier, Courtly Choice had been the favorite in his elimination, but went off stride behind the starting gate and needed to rally furiously to advance to the final.

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$320,000 NYSS consolations at Batavia on Friday

Thursday, September 20, 2018  By: Tim Bojarski

Batavia, NY --- The horses that missed the cut for the $1.8 million up for grabs in the New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) Night of Champions finals will convene at Batavia Downs on Friday evening (Sept. 21) to compete for the $320,000 in purse money available in the NYSS consolation races.

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Pat's A Keeper remains perfect after Maryland Sire Stakes victory

Thursday, September 20, 2018  By: Pete Medhurst

Pat's A Keeper ran her career record to a perfect 4-4 in a $6,500 Preliminary in the Maryland Sires Stakes program on Wednesday night (Sept. 19) at Rosecroft Raceway.

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Dragonfly wins fourth straight in Standardbred filly pace

Wednesday, September 19, 2018  By: Ken Weingartner

Delaware, OH --- Dragonfly battled with Pretty N Fast for nearly three-eighths of a mile before prevailing by a neck to win Wednesday’s (Sept. 19) $39,318 Standardbred Stakes for 2-year-old female pacers in a career-best 1:55.4 at the Delaware County Fair. Hydration finished third.

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Pat Woods is living the dream

Monday, September 17, 2018  By: Mike Bozich

Elkton, MD --- At a young age, Pat Woods knew that he wanted to be involved in harness racing in some capacity. While most get involved in the business because of family ties, Woods started out at as a fan.

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Thirteen To Contest Little Brown Jug

Monday, September 17, 2018  By: Standardbred Canada

Ohio-bred Lather Up and supplemental entry Courtly Choice have each drawn the coveted rail positions for their respective opening-heat eliminations for the $642,000 Little Brown Jug, presented by the Ohio Harness Horsemen’s Association, which will be held this Thursday (Sept. 20) at the Delaware County Fair in Ohio.

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Winbak Farm Videos for Lexington Yearling Sale Now Posted

Thursday, September 13, 2018  By: Elizabeth Cheesman

Winbak Farm is proudly presenting its biggest Lexington consignment in 2018. Winbak Farm’s yearlings selling are eligible to lucrative stakes programs in New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Ontario and Pennsylvania. 

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Fourth Sires Stakes Win For Royale Elite

Wednesday, September 12, 2018  By: Standardbred Canada

The Hudson Standardbred Stable's Royale Elite ($5.80) parlayed a pocket trip into a fourth Ontario Sires Stakes win this season, as he captured his $18,450 Grassroots event for two-year-old trotting colts and geldings on Wednesday night (Sept. 12) at Grand River Raceway.

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Batavia Record For Melodies Major

Wednesday, September 12, 2018  By: Standardbred Canada

Two divisions of New York Sire Stake (NYSS) two-year-old pacing colts and geldings were in western New York on Wednesday (Sept. 12) to compete for $109,000 in purses at Batavia Downs, and in the first $54,500 split, Melodies Major (Art Major-Hilarious) left a lasting impression on the locals by setting a new track record.

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Connections happy with Jug prep for Courtly Choice

Tuesday, September 11, 2018  By: Ken Weingartner

Hightstown, NJ --- Meadowlands Pace champion Courtly Choice prepped for next week’s Little Brown Jug with a 1:52 win in a qualifier Tuesday morning at Harrah’s Philadelphia with regular driver David Miller in the sulky.

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Lather Up and Courtly Choice are top choices in Jug Future Pool

Monday, September 10, 2018  By: Jay Wolf, publicity director, the Little Brown Jug

Delaware, OH --- Lather Up and Courtly Choice are the top choices in the Little Brown Jug Future Pool #1.

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Zero Tolerance A Cut Above The Rest

Monday, September 10, 2018  By: Standardbred Canada

The final leg of the 2018 New York Sire Stakes took place on a rainy, cold afternoon at Monticello Raceway on Monday, September 10.

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Ride Away Shark Sharp In Preferred

Sunday, September 09, 2018  By: Standardbred Canada

Taking control early, Ride Away Shark wired her rivals in the $10,500 Fillies and Mares Preferred 2 Pace on Saturday, Sept. 8 at Flamboro Downs in 1:53.4.

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Angel, Sunfire Take Yonkers Opens

Sunday, September 09, 2018  By: Standardbred Canada

Top Flight Angel two-moved from the eight-hole Saturday, Sept. 8th to win Yonkers Raceway’s co-featured $44,000 Open Handicap Trot.

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Focus Power Pushes To Batavia Score

Sunday, September 09, 2018  By: Standardbred Canada

Locked at the rail until the top of the stretch, Focus Power shook loose and outpaced everyone to the wire to win the $10,500 Open Pace at Batavia Downs on Saturday, Sept. 8.

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Big Purse For NYSS Fillies Monday

Friday, September 07, 2018  By: Standardbred Canada

With just seven two-year-old pacing fillies entered for the New York Sire Stakes at Monticello Raceway Monday, they will race for the entire pot with a purse of $108,300.

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Newborn Sassy wins Yonkers Distaff Derby; breaks million-dollar plateau

Friday, September 07, 2018  By: Standardbred Canada

Yonkers, NY --- As was written seven short nights ago, Newborn Sassy (Jordan Stratton, $6.10) is just better than these right now. She proved it again Friday night (Sept. 7), easily winning Yonkers Raceway’s $44,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace while becoming the sport’s newest millionaire.

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Saratoga Main Event To Jeters Way

Thursday, September 06, 2018  By: Standardbred Canada

Thursday afternoon racing returned this week at Saratoga Casino Hotel and the thirteen-race matinee was highlighted by a $9,630 event for New York sired trotters.

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Ghost Dance, Ideal Feeling Lead NYSS

Wednesday, September 05, 2018  By: Standardbred Canada

Three divisions of three-year-old pacing colts and geldings went postward in New York Sire Stakes events at Batavia Downs on Wednesday (Sept. 5) to compete for $117,600 in purses up for grabs as well as the last chance to accrue available points to make the division's $225,000 final.

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Grassroots Conclude Clinton Meet

Sunday, September 02, 2018  By: Standardbred Canada

Clinton Raceway’s meet-closing Sunday program (Sept. 2) offered four Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots divisions for two-year-old pacing fillies.

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Met's Hall Wins $169,183 Simcoe Stakes

Sunday, September 02, 2018  By: Standardbred Canada

Mets Hall matched his lifetime mark and just missed equalling the stakes record with his 1:52 triumph for Team Miller.

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Sports Column Prevails In Preferred

Sunday, September 02, 2018  By: Standardbred Canada

Sports Column and driver Paul MacKenzie shot through the passing lane to prevail in a close finish that saw the entire Preferred 2 field spread across the wire in Sunday night's featured $11,500 pace at Flamboro Downs.

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Holliday Hits For Six In Hanover

Sunday, September 02, 2018  By: Standardbred Canada

Driver Ryan Holliday captured a pair of Grassroots victories at Hanover Raceway on Saturday, capping off a spectacular night that saw the Mount Forest resident win a total of six races.

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Retirement of a power couple

Saturday, September 01, 2018  By: Dave Briggs for HRU

More than a month after retiring as Winbak Canada’s farm manager, Larry Drysdale said he still hasn’t been able to sleep in.

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Newborn Sassy wins Yonkers Distaff Derby

Friday, August 31, 2018  By: Frank Drucker

Yonkers, NY --- Favored Newborn Sassy (Jordan Stratton, $4.10) is just better than these right now. She proved it again Friday night (Aug. 31), handily winning Yonkers Raceway’s last-of-the-month $44,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace.

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Springsteen poised for Messenger success with inside draw

Friday, August 31, 2018  By: SOA of NY

Yonkers, NY --- Springsteen’s sophomore season has been a mix of impressive miles and dull efforts. He won the $500,000 Max Hempt Memorial and two divisions of New York Sire Stakes, but came up flat in several other stakes contests.

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Tough tests lay ahead for Wisdom Tree

Friday, August 31, 2018  By: Michael Bozich

Without question, Tom Pollack and Jeff Cullipher's filly pacer Wisdom Tree has been dominating throughout much of her sophomore season.

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Met's Hall, Prospect Hill delight Miller

Thursday, August 30, 2018  By: Ken Weingartner

Hightstown, NJ --- Julie Miller endured some difficult moments with trotters Met’s Hall and Prospect Hill during the winter and spring, but in the past two months the trainer’s trepidation has turned to jubilation.

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Grand Circuit Begins At Mohawk

Thursday, August 30, 2018  By: Standardbred Canada

Grand Circuit week kicked off Thursday at Woodbine Mohawk Park with three divisions of the Champlain Stakes for two-year-old trotting fillies.

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Courtly Choice rolls in NYSS Armand Palatucci Pace

Wednesday, August 29, 2018  By: Frank Drucker

Yonkers, NY --- Courtly Choice made his Yonkers Raceway debut Tuesday night (Aug. 28), toying with his foes in the $173,500 New York Sire Stakes Armand Palatucci Pace for 3-year-old colts and geldings. 

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Angel In Top Flight At Yonkers

Sunday, August 26, 2018  By: Standardbred Canada

A ‘from-last favoured’ Top Flight Angel (Brian Sears, $5.40) won with gusto on Sunday afternoon (Aug. 26) at Yonkers Raceway, as the 2017 Yonkers Trot winner captured the track’s featured $44,000 Open Handicap Trot.

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Dream Nation Nabs Balanced Image

Sunday, August 26, 2018  By: Standardbred Canada

Odds-on favourite Dream Nation rushed first over moving into the final turn to catch pacesetter Blue Magic and hold off a late charge from Royal Rhythm to take the $53,800 Balanced Image Trot at Hanover Raceway on Saturday, Aug. 25.

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Freshman Colts Face Off In NY Stakes

Friday, August 24, 2018  By: Standardbred Canada

Yonkers Raceway hosted the $156,000 New York Sire Stakes Jim Crawford Pace for two-year-old colts and geldings on Friday night (August 24).

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Courtly Choice Takes Empire Classic

Sunday, August 19, 2018  By: Standardbred Canada

Courtly Choice ($2.80) earned another major victory for his Canadian connections in Sunday afternoon's (Aug. 18) $272,025 Empire Breeders Classic at Tioga Downs.

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Dream Nation Tops Balanced Image Elims

Sunday, August 19, 2018  By: Standardbred Canada

Edging three wide as the 2-5 favourite approaching the final turn, Dream Nation ground to the front and past stubborn tempo-setter Blue Magic to win by a head in 2:01.4 in the first of three $5,000 eliminations for the Balanced Image Trot at Hanover Raceway.

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First Career Win For Classic Pro's Bro

Saturday, August 18, 2018  By: Standardbred Canada

Two-year-old pacing gelding Better Than Cash, half-brother to O'Brien Award winner Classic Pro, broke his maiden on Friday night (August 17) at Woodbine Mohawk Park.

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Decisions Ahead For Courtly Choice

Friday, August 17, 2018  By: Standardbred Canada

The owners of Courtly Choice have decisions to make regarding their colt’s future races, but might have a better idea of what they will do following Sunday’s Empire Breeders Classic for three-year-old male pacers at Tioga Downs.

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Mets Hall, Supergirl Riley Upset In Zweigs

Friday, August 17, 2018  By: Standardbred Canada

Mets Hall held off the favoured filly Manchego in a photo finish for a 12-1 upset in the $350,000 open division of the Dr. Harry M. Zweig Memorial Trot for three-year-olds on Friday evening (August 17) at Vernon Downs while Supergirl Riley defeated the popular Plunge Blue Chip in the $180,000 filly-only event.

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Newborn Sassy Wins Another Open

Friday, August 17, 2018  By: Standardbred Canada

Newborn Sassy (Jordan Stratton, $14.60) rolled over favoured Tequila Monday (Eric Goodell) late Friday night (August 17), winning Yonkers Raceway’s moist $44,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace.

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Larry and Jackie Drydale Retirement Open House

Thursday, August 16, 2018  By: Winbak of Ontario

Larry and Jackie Drydale’s Retirement Open House

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Winbak Farm Videos for Goshen Yearling Sale Now Posted

Tuesday, August 14, 2018  By: Elizabeth Cheesman

 Winbak Farm is excited to be a partner in the Goshen Yearling Sale, which will be held September 9th at the Mark Ford Training Center in Middletown, New York. 

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Big things ahead for emerging pacing filly Zero Tolerance

Tuesday, August 14, 2018  By: Mike Bozich for Post Time with Mike and Mike

Elkton, MD --- Budding freshman pacing filly Zero Tolerance (Heston Blue Chip-Feelinglikeastar) picked up her third win in four career starts on Friday night (Aug. 10), when she dominated a field of five in a $30,000 Tompkins-Geers Stakes for 2-year-old female pacers at Tioga Downs.

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Guardian Angel AS wins Yonkers feature

Sunday, August 12, 2018  By: Frank Drucker

Yonkers, NY --- Odds-on favorite Guardian Angel AS (Jason Bartlett, $3.60) dusted ‘em from first-over Sunday afternoon (Aug. 12), winning Yonkers Raceway’s featured $44,000 Open Handicap Trot.

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Dream Together upsets in Joie De Vie

Sunday, August 12, 2018  By: John Horne

Nichols, NY --- Dream Together ($29.60) charged late to upset in the $141,000 Joie De Vie Mares Trot at Tioga Downs on Sunday (Aug. 12).

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Cheddar Jack Wins Klein Memorial

Monday, August 06, 2018  By: Standardbred Canada

Following a disqualification of first-place finisher Better Watch Out, Cheddar Jack inherited victory in the $125,000 second heat for the Ralph Klein Memorial at Century Downs on Monday, Aug. 6.

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McNair Mastery On Display

Sunday, August 05, 2018  By: Standardbred Canada

Doug McNair was the star of Sunday afternoon's (Aug. 5) meeting at Clinton Raceway, winning six of the day's 11 races. Among his wins were a pair of Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots splits for three-year-old pacing colts and geldings, teaming up with both Pokerface Bluechip ($9.80) and Montys Play ($2.10), and he finished second in the other two.

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Icanflylikeanangel Circles Batavia Trotters

Sunday, August 05, 2018  By: Standardbred Canada

After a narrow defeat in his first start at Batavia Downs, the second time was the charm for Icanflylikeanangel, who overpowered the early leader to win the $10,000 Open Handicap trotting feature at Batavia Downs on Sunday afternoon (Aug. 5).

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Stage Set For Mid-Summer Classic

Sunday, August 05, 2018  By: Standardbred Canada

Over $350,000 in purses will be contested on the stakes-laden Mid-Summer Classic (Mon., Aug. 6) card at Century Downs, with three-year-olds taking centre stage in the Gord and Illa Rumpel Memorial for pacing fillies and the Ralph Klein Memorial for pacing colts and geldings.

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Met's Hall eyes upset in Hambletonian

Thursday, August 02, 2018  By: Mike Bozich

Elkton, MD --- As racing fans across the globe peruse the headlines of the 2018 Hambletonian, they are not likely to come across the name Met's Hall very often.

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Battle fields set for Industry Day celebration at Grand River Raceway

Tuesday, July 31, 2018  By: Kelly Spencer

Elora, ON --- A total of seven elimination dashes on Monday (July 30) decided the finalists for Grand River Raceway’s feature races on its 28th Industry Day event next Monday (Aug. 6) at 12:30 p.m.

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Batavia hosts NYSS 2-year-old pacing fillies Wednesday

Tuesday, July 31, 2018  By: Tim Bojarski

Batavia, NY --- A total of $105,000 is up for grabs with only 10 entrants on hand to compete for it in two divisions as the New York Sire Stakes for 2-year-old pacing fillies rolls into Batavia Downs on Wednesday afternoon (Aug. 1).

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Springsteen, Heavenly Sound star in Mondays NYSS at Yonkers

Tuesday, July 31, 2018  By: Frank Drucker

Yonkers, NY --- One odds-on choice sizzled and one odds-on choice fizzled Monday night (July 30) during Yonkers Raceway’s $172,000 New York Sire Stakes Bruce Hamilton Pace for 3-year-old colts and geldings.

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Freshman Maryland Standardbred Fund Stakes start at Ocean Downs

Monday, July 30, 2018  By: Cheri Stambaugh

Berlin, MD --- On a beautiful Sunday night (July 29) at Ocean Downs, two splits for the Maryland Standardbred Fund Stakes for freshman filly pacers went to the gate as races one and five.

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'Ahab', 'Show' Win In Dream Maker

Monday, July 30, 2018  By: Standardbred Canada

Captain Ahab and Best In Show were victorious in round one of the Dream Maker Series on Monday, July 30 at Woodbine Mohawk Park.

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'Battle' Elims Complete At Grand River

Monday, July 30, 2018  By: Standardbred Canada

A total of seven elimination dashes on Monday (July 30) decided the finalists for Grand River Raceway’s feature races on its 28th Industry Day event.

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Dream Nation equals Georgian Downs track record in OSS action

Monday, July 30, 2018  By: the Ontario Sires Stakes

Innisfil, ON --- Competing under fair skies and on a fast track at Georgian Downs on Sunday evening (July 29), the Ontario Sire Stakes 2-year-old trotting colts and geldings took their game to a whole new level.

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Melodies Major remains undefeated in NYSS at Tioga

Sunday, July 29, 2018  By: John Horne

Nichols, NY --- Tioga Downs hosted three divisions of the NewYork Sire Stakes (NYSS) for freshman pacing colts and geldings on Sunday (July 29).

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Yonkers hosts Empire glamour gang in Monday's $172k Bruce Hamilton Pace

Sunday, July 29, 2018  By: Frank Drucker

Yonkers, NY --- Yonkers Raceway Monday night (July 30) hosts the $172,000 New York Sire Stakes Bruce Hamilton Pace for 3-year-old colts and geldings. 

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Wisdom Tree impressive in NYSS at Batavia

Thursday, July 26, 2018  By: Tim Bojarski

Batavia, NY --- The heavily favored Wisdom Tree (Betterthancheddar-Wisdom) displayed why everyone from the track handicapper to the bettors heavily endorsed her as she dominated the field in her division of the $120,400 New York Sire Stakes for 3-year-old pacing fillies at Batavia Downs on Wednesday evening (July 25). 

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Battle Elims Set For Monday

Thursday, July 26, 2018  By: Standardbred Canada

A total of seven elimination dashes on Monday (July 30) will determine the finalists for Grand River Raceway’s feature races on its 28th Industry Day event (August 6 at 12:30).

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The Wonders Of Winbak (Volume 2)

Thursday, July 26, 2018  By: Mike Bozich

As the connections of Courtly Choice stood in the winner's circle basking in the shadow of the Crawford Farm's Meadowlands Pace trophy, Trainer Blake Macintosh reflected on his numerous Meadowlands Pace wins...on the training track of course.

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Courtly Choice To The Cane

Thursday, July 26, 2018  By: Standardbred Canada

Trot Insider has learned that the connections of 2018 Meadowlands Pace champ Courtly Choice will be supplementing the sophomore to the upcoming Cane Pace at The Meadowlands. The first leg of pacing's Triple Crown, the Cane takes place as part of the Hambletonian Day card of harness racing on Saturday, August 4.

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Rookie Invasion At Mohawk Park

Tuesday, July 24, 2018  By: Standardbred Canada

A major youth movement was on display Monday evening at Woodbine Mohawk Park as two-year-old pacing colts and geldings sparred in 10 OSS events – eight for the Grassroots level and a pair of rich events for stars of the Gold group.

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Goshen Yearling Sale catalogs now available online

Tuesday, July 24, 2018  By: Standardbred Canada

Middletown, NY --- The catalog for the Goshen Yearling Sale that will be held at the Mark Ford Training Center in Middletown, N.Y., on Sunday (Sept. 9) is now available for online viewing by clicking www.goshenyearlingsale.com.

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Nine Ways wires field in Dan Patch FFA in track record mile

Monday, July 23, 2018  By: Darin Gagne

The Sunday night (July 22) program at Running Aces featured the signature race of the 2018 season, the $50,000 Dan Patch FFA final.

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This Is My Song Romps In Preferred

Monday, July 23, 2018  By: Standardbred Canada

After a near miss in last week’s runner-up performance at Grand River Raceway, This Is My Song returned to the Elora half-miler and captured Monday’s $8,500 Preferred 3 for horse and gelding pacers.

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Guardian Angel As soars to new record at Harrah's Philadelphia

Sunday, July 22, 2018  By: James Witherite

Chester, PA --- After fading late from the pocket in the nine-furlong Hambletonian Maturity last week, ACL Stuteri AB and Kjell Johansson's Guardian Angel As ($5.60) broke his own track record for 4-year-old trotting stallions and soared to a 1:50.4 mile in a $30,000 Great Northeast Series event on Sunday afternoon (July 22) at Harrah's Philadelphia.

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Kendall Seelster Makes OSS History

Friday, July 20, 2018  By: Standardbred Canada

Three-year-old pacing filly Kendall Seelster made Ontario Sires Stakes history on Friday night (July 20), lowering a long-standing record with a sub-1:50 score in her $94,800 Gold Series division at Woodbine Mohawk Park.

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The Wonders Of Winbak (Volume 1)

Thursday, July 19, 2018  By: Mike Bozich for Post Time with Mike and Mike

This is the first of a weekly installment on Winbak Farms, one of the most successful breeding farms in the sport of harness racing. Today, we look at the rich history of the operation and it's owners.

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Agriculture and New York State Horse Breeding Development Fund congratulates NY-bred Winners

Wednesday, July 18, 2018  By: Standardbred Canada

Albany, NY --- The Agriculture and New York State Horse Breeding Development Fund congratulates four New York-bred horses for their victories in Grand Circuit events this past Saturday.

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Gold winner Lifetime Royalty looks worth the investment

Tuesday, July 17, 2018  By: Standardbred Canada

Milton, ON --- Grey skies parted to reveal a double rainbow and Ontario Sires Stakes hopefuls evolved into Gold Series winners as the 2-year-old trotting colts and geldings made their provincial debut at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Monday evening (July 16).

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Miller reflects on Pace win

Tuesday, July 17, 2018  By: Standardbred Canada

Hightstown, NJ --- David Miller has made countless trips to the Meadowlands Racetrack winner’s circle during his Hall of Fame driving career, but when he returned to that spot following Saturday’s Crawford Farms Meadowlands Pace, none counted more.

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Melodies Major tops entries in NYSS at Buffalo Raceway

Tuesday, July 17, 2018  By: Brian J. Mazurek

Hamburg, NY --- Buffalo Raceway has seen 10 track records either tied or broken during the 2018 season and when the 2-year-old colt and gelding pacers step onto the racing surface Wednesday night (July 18) in a pair of $53,500 divisions of the New York Sire Stakes, a pair of long-standing marks could be in serious jeopardy.

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Richardson Holds Hot Hands At Hanover

Sunday, July 15, 2018  By: Standardbred Canada

Driver Bruce Richardson collected a grand slam on the Saturday, July 14 program at Hanover Raceway which included a victory in the $12,400 Sharpes Feed Series Pace Final with Ferrarifever in 1:59.1.

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Teddys Littleangel Tops Grassroots

Sunday, July 15, 2018  By: Standardbred Canada

Georgian Downs kicked off its 2018 Ontario Sires Stakes season with three $18,450 Grassroots divisions for the two-year-old trotting fillies on Saturday, July 14.

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Courtly Choice rolls to 1:47.1 Meadowlands Pace victory

Saturday, July 14, 2018  By: Mike Farrell

East Rutherford, NJ --- David Miller flashed a wide smile as he guided Courtly Choice to the winner’s circle after winning the $701,830 Crawford Farms Meadowlands Pace.

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Rookies Flood Mohawk; Witch Dali Again

Friday, July 13, 2018  By: Standardbred Canada

Woodbine Mohawk Park was flooded with two-year-old pacing colts and geldings on Friday evening (July 13) as 68 of the youngsters went postward in seven Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots divisions.

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Newborn Sassy wins Yonkers Distaff Derby

Friday, July 13, 2018  By: Frank Drucker

Yonkers, NY --- Odds-on Newborn Sassy (Jordan Stratton, $3.80) was rebuffed early and rallied late Friday night (July 13), winning Yonkers Raceway’s $44,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace.

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Pacing Fillies Impress At Vernon

Thursday, July 12, 2018  By: Standardbred Canada

Vernon Downs featured three divisions of the New York Sire Stakes for three-year-old pacing fillies on Thursday evening, with all three divisions carrying a purse of $39,900.

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Lorentzon Discusses Guardian Angel As

Thursday, July 12, 2018  By: Standardbred Canada

The Hambletonian Maturity, a race exclusively for four-year-old trotters, drew nine entrants and will head to post Saturday (July 14) at the Meadowlands Racetrack for a purse of $405,850.

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Courtly Choice matures into Meadowlands Pace favorite

Wednesday, July 11, 2018  By: Ken Weingartner

Hightstown, NJ --- When trainer Blake MacIntosh prepared Courtly Choice for his return to action this season, he sensed the 3-year-old pacer was more professional and focused.

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Larry and Jackie Drydale Retirement Open House

Wednesday, July 11, 2018  By: Standardbred Canada

Larry and Jackie Drydale’s Retirement Open House

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Larry & Jackie Drysdale Retiring

Wednesday, July 11, 2018  By: Standardbred Canada

After dedicating their entire adult lives to the sport of harness racing, Larry & Jackie Drysdale of Winbak Canada, are moving on to the next stage of their lives together.

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Decisive Debut For Powerful Chris

Tuesday, July 10, 2018  By: Standardbred Canada

John Pentland's Powerful Chris ($12.60) lived up to her name on Tuesday evening (July 10) at Woodbine Mohawk Park, unleashing a powerful push to the fore up the backstretch en route to an 8-3/4 length romp on debut in her Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots event for two-year-old pacing fillies.

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Fillies Grab Gold At Mohawk Park

Monday, July 09, 2018  By: Standardbred Canada

There were pacing fillies aplenty on hand for Monday’s 11-race card at Woodbine Mohawk Park, as the Campbellville oval hosted three OSS Gold Series divisions for the rookies.

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Skippin By, Gural Hanover Sunday feature winners at Pocono

Monday, July 09, 2018  By: the PHHA/Pocono

Wilkes-Barre, PA --- The Shadow Play mare Skippin By got the quintessential George Napolitano Jr. drive and she went on to take a lifetime mark of 1:49.4 at age seven while winning the $21,500 featured mares pace Sunday night (July 8) at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono.

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Hitman Hill shatters mark in NYSS at Buffalo Raceway

Sunday, July 08, 2018  By: Brian Mazurek, for Buffalo Raceway

Hamburg, NY --- "That was crazy. Horses aren't supposed to go that fast here," driver Brett Miller said after Hitman Hill annihilated the Buffalo Raceway track record for 3-year-old gelded pacers with a 1:51.4 mile on Sunday (July 8) in winning his $39,000 (approx.) division of the New York Sire Stakes (NYSS). The previous standard was 1:53.1 established in 2016 by Missile J.

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Stay Hungry, Courtly Choice win Meadowlands Pace eliminations

Saturday, July 07, 2018  By: Dave Little, for Meadowlands Media Relations

East Rutherford, NJ --- Stay Hungry and Courtly Choice were the winners of the eliminations for next week’s Crawford Farms Meadowlands Pace Saturday night (July 7) at The Meadowlands.

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Wisdom Tree Sets Record In Nadia Lobell

Saturday, July 07, 2018  By: Standardbred Canada

Wisdom Tree returned to Hoosier Park Racing & Casino and continued her winning ways in the featured event of the evening, the $142,000 Nadia Lobell Stakes for three-year-old pacing fillies, on Friday, July 6.

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Meadowlands Pace elims top weekend action

Thursday, July 05, 2018  By: the Meadowlands Media Relations Department

East Rutherford, NJ --- This Friday and Saturday signals the start of a five-weekend stretch at the Meadowlands during which many of the stars of the sport will be competing at the mile oval as the Meadowlands Pace kicks things off before the stakes-frenzy concludes on Hambletonian Day.

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Monticello Record For Melodies Major

Wednesday, July 04, 2018  By: Standardbred Canada

While the famous Monticello Raceway fireworks are scheduled for Friday night (July 6), Melodies Major put on his own fireworks show during a special Independence Day (July 4) card at Monticello, capturing his $54,500 New York Sire Stakes division for two-year-old pacing colts and geldings in track-record fashion.

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The Patience Is Paying Off

Wednesday, July 04, 2018  By: Standardbred Canada

Jeff Cullipher and Tom Pollack entered this season with high hopes for three-year-old female pacer Wisdom Tree, and so far the filly has done little to disappoint them.

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Sorella and MacIntosh highlight Post Time Thursday

Wednesday, July 04, 2018  By: Michael Carter

Elkton, MD --- Post Time with Mike and Mike, presented by BetAmerica, is excited to announce the line-up for Thursday morning (July 5) at 10:30 a.m.

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Sire Stakes To Monticello Wednesday

Tuesday, July 03, 2018  By: Standardbred Canada

On Wednesday (July 4) at Monticello Raceway, two-year-old pacing colts and geldings will look to put their best hooves forward, as $140,000 in purses will be on the line.

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Springsteen pulls off upset in Hempt final

Saturday, June 30, 2018  By: Ken Weingartner

Wilkes-Barre, PA --- Springsteen rocked to a 15-1 upset in Saturday’s (June 30) $500,000 Max C. Hempt Memorial for 3-year-old male pacers at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, where favorite Lather Up went off stride and suffered his first loss in eight starts this year.

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'Bestseller' Blows Them Away!

Friday, June 29, 2018  By: Standardbred Canada

Babies were on display three times during Thursday’s 10-race card at Woodbine Mohawk Park, and the rookies were on their toes in their respective events.

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Pacer Financial visits Winbak Farm

Thursday, June 28, 2018  By: Elizabeth Cheesman

Chesapeake City, MD --- Joe and Joann Thomson, owners of Winbak Farm, one of North America’s largest Standardbred farms, and Pacer Financial have a lot to celebrate.

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The Golden Greek Dominates

Tuesday, June 26, 2018  By: Standardbred Canada

Three-year-old trotting fillies trekked to Woodbine Mohawk Park on Monday evening for a set of OSS Gold Series events, and Chris Christoforou won both of them.

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Grand Bay wins Austin Memorial

Monday, June 25, 2018  By: Gary Patterson

Dresden, ON --- Grand Bay was the winner of the C$12,700 Mark Austin Pacing Series final on Sunday (June 24) at Dresden Raceway for her fifth win in a row at the local oval.

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Amal Hall leads juvenile fillies at Monticello

Monday, June 25, 2018  By: Shawn Wiles

Monticello, NY --- Practice is over and now it is for real for the trotting fillies who made their first lifetime half-mile track pari-mutuel starts at Monticello Raceway on Monday (June 25).

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Cheddar Jack Says Cheese At Century

Sunday, June 24, 2018  By: Standardbred Canada

The front end was the place to be for Sunday's $7,500 Brad Gunn Breeders Stakes elims at Century Downs, but the two winners had much different stories to tell on how they got to the winner's circle.

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Track Record For Guardian Angel As

Sunday, June 24, 2018  By: Standardbred Canada

Guardian Angel As turned in a track-record performance in his $30,000 Great Northeast Open Series trotting event on Sunday (June 24) at Harrah's Philadelphia, while Caviart Ally sprung a 35-1 upset after stalking a pressured pace in the pacing mares division.

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Pensylvania fair season commences at Hughesville

Sunday, June 24, 2018  By: Pennsylvania Fair Harness Horsemens Association

Hughesville, PA --- After a rainout at Bedford got the 2018 Pennsylvania fair season off to a soggy start earlier in the week, the weather was cooperative at the Lycoming County Fair’s two-day event Saturday (June 23) and Sunday (June 24), which takes place in this northcentral Pennsylvania city not far from the “Little League” town of Williamsport.

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Fresh Territory For Shower Play

Friday, June 22, 2018  By: Standardbred Canada

After her smashing victory against unrestricted company in the $415,000 Fan Hanover final at Woodbine Mohawk Park last Saturday, Shower Play will try something different this weekend.

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Faves Prevail In Yonkers Sire Stakes

Friday, June 22, 2018  By: Standardbred Canada

The New York Sire Stakes returned downstate Thursday night (June 21), with Yonkers Raceway hosting the $172,499 Art Watson Pace for three-year-old fillies.

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Freshmen debut at Woodbine Mohawk Park

Friday, June 22, 2018  By: Mark McKelvie

Milton, ON --- The future officially arrived Thursday evening (June 21) at Woodbine Mohawk Park, as a pair of 2-year-old races were contested.

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Wisdom Tree seeks repeat win in NYSS Thursday at Yonkers

Thursday, June 21, 2018  By: Brandon Valvo

Yonkers, NY --- Since making her 3-year-old debut at Hoosier Park this spring, Wisdom Tree has been nearly unstoppable.

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Brooklyn Lilacs, Meghan Lynn win in NYSS at Buffalo

Wednesday, June 20, 2018  By: Brian J. Mazurek

Hamburg, NY --- A pair of 2-year-old filly pacers started their careers off in fine fashion on Wednesday night (June 20) by winning their respective $52,500 divisions of the New York Sire Stakes at Buffalo Raceway.

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Style Snapshot Shocks In Elora

Wednesday, June 20, 2018  By: Standardbred Canada

Style Snapshot ($43.80) sprung a major upset in the co-featured $8,500 Preferred 3 for pacing mares on Wednesday (June 20) at Grand River Raceway, while So Not Cool ($2.40) lived up to fives-on billing in the $8,500 Preferred 3 Trot.

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Sophomore pacing lasses downstate in $172,499 NYSS Art Watson Pace

Tuesday, June 19, 2018  By: Frank Drucker

Yonkers, NY --- New York Sire Stakes return downstate Thursday night (June 21), with Yonkers Raceway hosting the $172,499 Art Watson Pace for 3-year-old fillies.

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Starznheaven blazes 1:49.4 mile at Plainridge

Monday, June 18, 2018  By: Tim Bojarski

Plainville, MA --- Starznheaven remained undefeated at Plainridge Park after scoring his third consecutive top-class win when he went from worst to first in the blink of an eye to win the $16,000 Winners Over Handicap Pace on Monday afternoon (June 18). 

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Slick Tony continues DSBF dominance

Monday, June 18, 2018  By: Matt Sparacino

Harrington, DE --- George Leager's Slick Tony ($2.10, Russell Foster) completed a sweep of his Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund 3-year-old male pace eliminations at Harrington Raceway Monday (June 18) with a 1:53.1 win in the first of two $20,000 divisions.

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So Awesome lives up to her name in Gaitway qualifiers

Monday, June 18, 2018  By: Ken Weingartner, USTA Media Relations Manager

Manalapan, NJ --- Trainer Scott DiDomenico got his first look at a new addition to his stable during Monday’s (June 18) qualifiers for 2-year-olds at Gaitway Farm while trainer Ron Burke got his final look at a number of horses that will soon begin their racing careers. Both were pleased.

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Sire Stakes in spotlight at Monticello

Monday, June 18, 2018  By: Shawn Wiles

Monticello, NY --- It was the hottest day of the year thus far at Monticello Raceway on Monday afternoon (June 18) as temperatures broached 90 degrees as the New York Sires Stakes 3-year-old pacing colts and geldings came to town.

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Sophomore pacing colts in NYSS on Monday at Monticello

Friday, June 15, 2018  By: Shawn Wiles

Monticello, NY --- The marquee division of the New York Sire Stakes featuring 3-year-old pacing colts will be showcased on Monday (June 18) at Monticello Raceway.

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Shower Play spurts into Fan Hanover

Thursday, June 14, 2018  By: Ray Cotolo

Milton, ON --- A force to reckon on the Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots circuit last season, Rene Dion trainee Shower Play makes her Grand Circuit debut Saturday (June 16) in the C$415,000 Fan Hanover on the Pepsi North America Cup undercard at Woodbine Mohawk Park.

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Cummings brothers sweep NYSS at Buffalo Raceway

Wednesday, June 13, 2018  By: Brian J. Mazurek

Hamburg, NY --- It was a family affair in the New York Sire Stakes for the 3-year-old filly pacers on Wednesday night (June 13) at Buffalo Raceway as the Cummings brothers swept both divisions of the series.

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Slick Tony heads DSBF colts Monday at Harrington

Monday, June 11, 2018  By: Matt Sparacino

Harrington, DE --- George Leager's Slick Tony ($3.60, Russell Foster) was a 1:53.4 winner in the first leg of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund stakes for 3-year-old pacing colts and geldings Monday (June 11) at Harrington Raceway.

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NYSS sophomore filly pacers at Buffalo Raceway on Wednesday

Monday, June 11, 2018  By: Brian J. Mazurek

Hamburg, NY --- Wisdom Tree and Tell Me A Joke each have a victory this season in the New York Sire Stakes for the 3-year-old filly pacers and they are the ones to beat in their respective divisions on Wednesday night (June 13) when the series arrives at Buffalo Raceway.

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More Freshmen At The Meadowlands

Saturday, June 09, 2018  By: Standardbred Canada

The Saturday, June 9 Breakfast With The Babies (BWTB) sponsored by Jules Siegel’s Fashion Farm was conducted under perfect conditions on a clear, windless morning with temperatures in the 70’s. The track surface at The Meadowlands was rated as fast.

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Lather Up Razor Sharp In Cup Elims

Saturday, June 09, 2018  By: Standardbred Canada

Lather Up dashed through the inside when leaders Lost In Time and Courtly Choice hooked wheels into the stretch and sprinted to a 1:49.2 victory in his elimination for the North America Cup on Saturday, June 9 at Woodbine Mohawk Park.

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A 'Choice' N.A. Cup Contender

Wednesday, June 06, 2018  By: Standardbred Canada

Somehow the fastest three-year-old pacer in North America is heading into Saturday's 2018 Pepsi North America Cup eliminations flying somewhat under the radar.

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Eliminations set for 35th Pepsi North America Cup

Tuesday, June 05, 2018  By: Mark McKelvie

Milton, ON --- The connections of 29 3-year-old pacers have decided to take their shot at harness racing glory and enter the eliminations for the 35th Pepsi North America Cup at Woodbine Mohawk Park.

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Starznheaven Shines At Plainridge

Monday, June 04, 2018  By: Standardbred Canada

After having made a break over an off-track in his last start at Yonkers Raceway 23 days ago, Starznheaven shipped into Massachusetts and regained his winning ways in taking the $14,000 Winner-Over pacing feature at Plainridge Park on Monday afternoon.

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NYSS sophomore pacing fillies invade Tioga Downs on Sunday

Friday, June 01, 2018  By: John Horne

Nichols, NY --- Three divisions of the New York Sire Stakes for 3-year-old pacing fillies will take center stage at Tioga Downs on Sunday (June 3). Each division will race for a purse of $40,600.

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Open Mares Ready To Mix It Up

Wednesday, May 30, 2018  By: Standardbred Canada

The action will heat up in the open pacing mare ranks Thursday evening (May 31) at Red Shores’ Charlottetown Driving Park.

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Fifty-Five N.A. Cup Eligibles Remain

Tuesday, May 29, 2018  By: Standardbred Canada

The Pepsi North America Cup is nearly here, and a total of 55 three-year-old pacers are eligible to be entered in the eliminations, which are scheduled for Saturday, June 9 at Woodbine Mohawk Park.

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Impressive sophomores win in PA All-Stars

Tuesday, May 29, 2018  By: the PHHA/Pocono

Wilkes-Barre, PA --- All three winners in their $30,000 divisions of the Pennsylvania All-Stars event for 3-year-old pacing colts on Monday (May 28) at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono were impressive in their own way, so we’ll just follow the chronology of the evening in reporting their victories.

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Courtly Choice Sets Vernon Track Record

Monday, May 28, 2018  By: John Horne, for Vernon Downs

The Miracle Mile welcomed three divisions of the New York Sire Stakes for 3-year-old colt pacers.

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Hi Sir scores at Rosecroft

Monday, May 28, 2018  By: Pete Medhurst

Ft. Washington, MD --- Horses that know how to win, rarely ever lose that touch in harness racing. While they might drop in class as they age, a winner knows where the wire is.

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Wisdom Tree defeats Youaremycandygirl at Saratoga

Sunday, May 27, 2018  By: Mike Sardella

Saratoga, NY --- There were three divisions of the $59,000p plus New York Sire Stakes for 3-year-old filly pacers contested on Sunday afternoon (May 27) at Saratoga Casino Hotel.

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Trump Nation, Alexa's Power take Rooney and Lismore

Saturday, May 26, 2018  By: Frank Drucker

Yonkers, NY --- The polls have closed and it’s officially Trump Nation.

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Tequila Monday wins Yonkers Distaff Derby

Friday, May 25, 2018  By: Frank Drucker

Yonkers, NY --- Tequila Monday (Brian Sears, $12.20), last season’s Lismore Pace victress, found some near-anniversary symmetry Friday night (May 25), winning Yonkers Raceway’s $44,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace.

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Summer Travel Pulls Up His Socks

Thursday, May 24, 2018  By: Standardbred Canada

Summer Travel disappointed as the betting favourite in his season’s debut on May 10 at Woodbine Mohawk Park, but in Thursday’s follow-up performance everything was just peachy.

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Celebrity Ruth Rallies To Win Top Trot

Thursday, May 24, 2018  By: Standardbred Canada

The only mare in the field, the four-year-old Archangel distaff Celebrity Ruth, showed her heels to the field in the $18,000 feature on “Trottin’ Thursday” at Harrah’s Philadelphia, taking a new lifetime best of 1:53.3.

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Badlands Delight Best At Buffalo

Wednesday, May 23, 2018  By: Standardbred Canada

For the past three weeks, Badlands Delight managed to get just a taste of the pie with second- and third-place finishes. But on Wednesday night (May 23), in Buffalo Raceway's featured $9,200 Open II Pace for the ladies, she was able to collect the biggest slice of the purse with a convincing 1-1/4 length victory over Hey Kobe in a seasonal best 1:55 over a fast track.

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Post positions drawn for Art Rooney, Lismore at Yonkers

Monday, May 21, 2018  By: Frank Drucker

Yonkers, NY --- Post positions have been drawn for Yonkers Raceway’s $300,000 Art Rooney Pace and $111,444 Lismore.

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Wes Delight Steals The Show

Saturday, May 19, 2018  By: Standardbred Canada

Wes Delight, who left the gate so quickly he lost his head number a couple of steps in, showed that having a few races under your girth can be an advantage even against the likes of Lost In Time, Stay Hungry, Nutcracker Sweet, and Hayden Hanover.

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Sophomores Star In SBOA Finals

Saturday, May 19, 2018  By: Standardbred Canada

Stakes season is officially underway at Woodbine Mohawk Park thanks to the three-year-old fillies that battled in Saturday’s SBOA Finals.

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Casino Classic Hits The Jackpot

Monday, May 14, 2018  By: Standardbred Canada

Ryan Holliday put the pedal to the metal early with Casino Classic in Monday’s $10,500 Fillies & Mares Preferred 2 for pacers, and the Robert Manders trainee rolled to a popular victory.

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Reynolds sophomore pacers, quickie mile lead Yonkers Saturday

Sunday, May 13, 2018  By: Frank Drucker

Yonkers, NY --- It’s a Reynolds Wrap.

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I think he's the real deal

Thursday, May 10, 2018  By: Ken Weingartner

Hightstown, NJ --- Mark Harder is hoping Wes Delight can provide a lot of joy this season.

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Sizzling Qualifier For Cup Eligible

Monday, May 07, 2018  By: Standardbred Canada

A pair of Blake MacIntosh-trained three-year-old pacers stole the show Monday morning (May 7) during a qualifying session at Woodbine Mohawk Park that included superstar Marion Marauder.

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National Debt Scores At Hippodrome 3R

Sunday, May 06, 2018  By: Standardbred Canada

The Jocelyn Gendron-driven National Debt was tops in the $6,000 Invitational-Handicap Pace on Sunday (May 6) at Hippodrome 3R.

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'Maggie' Has It Her Way In Series Final

Friday, May 04, 2018  By: Standardbred Canada

Friday night featured the Virginia O’Brien Pacing Series Final for fillies and mares at Saratoga Casino Hotel.

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Newborn Sassy breaks Harrington track record

Tuesday, May 01, 2018  By: Matt Sparacino

Harrington, DE --- CC Racing and Jo Ann Looney-King's Newborn Sassy ($3, Tim Tetrick) was a decisive 1:51.2 winner and became the fastest pacing mare in Harrington Raceway history Tuesday (May 1) in the $15,000 Mares Open.

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Vic's Winner captures Dexter Cup elimination

Sunday, April 29, 2018  By: the USTA Communications Department

Columbus, OH ---Joie De Vie Farm and Winbak Farm's Vic's Winner took advantage of a pocket trip to nip On The Ropes by a neck in 1:57 in the $44,600 Dexter Cup elimination for 3-year-old trotters on Saturday (April 28) at Freehold Raceway.

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Morrill Jr. sweeps Saturday Weiss Series action

Saturday, April 28, 2018  By: by PHHA/Pocono

Wilkes-Barre, PA --- Driver Jim Morrill Jr. was victorious in both $15,000 divisions of fourth and final preliminary leg of the Bobby Weiss Series for pacing males over good going Saturday night (April 28) at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. His method of racing the winners, however, couldn’t have been further apart.

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Eye-Catching Qualifiers At Mohawk

Friday, April 27, 2018  By: Standardbred Canada

A dozen qualifiers took place Friday morning at Woodbine Mohawk Park and sophomores were the stars of the day.

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Heitmann has double threat in Dexter Cup elimination

Thursday, April 26, 2018  By: Ken Weingartner

Hightstown, NJ --- Joie De Vie Farm and trainer Hermann Heitmann enter this year with three trotters eligible to August’s $1.2 million Hambletonian Stakes, and two of their hopefuls will be in action Saturday (April 28) in the $44,600 Dexter Cup elimination at Freehold Raceway.

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Maryland stakes purses will total $1.8 million in 2018

Thursday, April 26, 2018  By: Tom LaMarra

Laurel, MD --- Purses for the Maryland Sire Stakes and Maryland Standardbred Race Fund events this year will total $1.8 million based on a budget approved by the Maryland Racing Commission April 26.

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Breeders Crown freshman event purses again hiked to $600,000

Friday, April 13, 2018  By: Moira Fanning

Cranbury, NJ --- The Hambletonian Society, which owns and administers the Breeders Crown series, will raise the purses of the four freshman divisions of the Breeders Crown races from $500,000 to $600,000 each for 2018, making them the richest events for 2-year-olds of each gender and gait in the country.

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King hopes E.T. can dial up a win in DSBF final

Wednesday, March 28, 2018  By: Ken Weingartner

Hightstown, NJ --- He’s known around the barn as E.T., but Evolution Tour is not from outer space --- even if trainer Jim King Jr. says with a laugh the gelding is “an alien.”

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Fields Set For Petticoat, Sagamore Hill

Thursday, March 22, 2018  By: Standardbred Canada

Yonkers Raceway offers up its two richest races of the season to date next week, wrapping up the Petticoat and Sagamore Hill Pacing Series, respectively.

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National Debt Decisive In 30th Win

Tuesday, March 20, 2018  By: Standardbred Canada

An assertive dispatch from National Debt ($2.80) put him in prime position to capture Tuesday’s (March 20) co-featured $11,500 Preferred 2 Pace at The Raceway at Western Fair District, and he lived up to the billing after dismissing Don McWhite up the far side and drawing clear decisively in the home straight.

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Dudesalady Exceeding Expectations

Tuesday, March 20, 2018  By: Standardbred Canada

When it comes to the Blue Chip Matchmaker Series, Dudesalady is a bit of a young lady. She is one of only two four-year-olds racing in the six-week event, but out to prove she can hold her own against some of harness racing’s best older female pacers.

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The Dark Shadow Prevails In Slugfest

Monday, March 19, 2018  By: Standardbred Canada

The Dark Shadow thwarted Bilbo Hanover twice — once in the first quarter and again in the last — en route to victory in Monday’s feature at The Meadows, a $13,000 conditioned pace.

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Print Media Springs Rideau Upset

Sunday, March 18, 2018  By: Standardbred Canada

Print Media ($37.00) lifted late up the open stretch to upset in the featured $8,550 pacing event at Rideau Carleton Raceway on Sunday night (March 18), while Raising Richard ($8.10) drew off comfortably in the week’s top trotting event in the nation’s capital.

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Burn Brighter, Evolution Tour win $20,000 DSBF prelims

Thursday, March 15, 2018  By: Marv Bachrad

Dover, DE --- The combination of driver Tim Tetrick, trainer Jim King Jr. and owner Jo Ann Looney-King ruled both ends of the daily double, each a $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund first leg 3-year-old male pace preliminary on Thursday (March 15) at Dover Downs. 

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Ibetyoucanwiggle, Pedal Power win $20,000 DSBF prelims

Wednesday, March 14, 2018  By: Marv Bachrad

Dover, DE --- Ibetyoucanwiggle caught favorite Go Sandy Go in the final strides in one of two $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund first leg 3-year-old filly pace preliminaries while Pedal Power won her division easily on a windy Wednesday (March 14) at Dover Downs. Corey Callahan had a four bagger. 

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Archangel's 2018 Book is Full & Closed

Thursday, March 08, 2018  By: Elizabeth Cheesman

Winbak Farm of Ontario is happy to announce that Archangel’s 2018 book is full and closed.

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London Selected Yearling Sale announces dates

Thursday, February 22, 2018  By: London Selected Yearling Sale

London, ON --- Forest City Standardbred Sales and Standardbred Canada are proud to announce the dates for the 2nd Annual London Selected Yearling Sale are Saturday (Oct. 13) and

 Sunday (Oct. 14) beginning at 12 noon each day.

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Goldstar Badlands 'Cleans Up'

Saturday, February 17, 2018  By: Standardbred Canada

Goldstar Badlands took home overall Horse Of The Year honours as well as Older Pacing Horse honours Saturday night during the The Raceway at Western Fair District’s Annual Awards Night which honoured the top performers of 2017.

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Goshen Yearling Sale set for Sept. 9

Friday, February 16, 2018  By: U.S. Trotting Communications

Middletown, NY---The fourth annual Goshen Yearling Sale has been set for Sunday (Sept. 9) at the Mark Ford Training Center in Middletown, NY, just down the road from the Goshen Historic Track, the “Cradle of the Trotter.” 

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A conversation with Julie Miller

Monday, February 05, 2018  By: Ken Weingartner

Hightstown, NJ --- Julie Miller enjoyed a memorable 2017. The year began with her induction into the Iowa Harness Racing Hall of Fame, where she joined her father, Owen Julius, and continued through the season with a string of stakes wins and notable Grand Circuit performances.

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Shadow Play's 2018 book is full and closed

Wednesday, January 31, 2018  By: Blue Chip Farms

Wallkill, NY --- Blue Chip Farms is pleased to announce that the book for Shadow Play is full and closed for 2018.

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NYSS 2018 schedule confirmed

Tuesday, January 30, 2018  By: New York Sire Stakes

Schenectady, NY --- The Agriculture & New York State Horse Breeding Development Fund today released the approved schedules for the 2018 New York Sire Stakes season, announcing that this year’s $1.8 million NYSS finals will be hosted at Yonkers Raceway on Saturday (Sept. 22).

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Delaware's 2017 Standouts Feted

Friday, January 12, 2018  By: Standardbred Canada

Just under 300 horsemen, legislators, including the governor of Delaware John Carney, and friends of harness racing in the First State turned out for the 21st annual Delaware Standardbred Owners Association (DSOA) Awards Dinner at the Modern Maturity Center, in Dover, on Friday, Jan. 12.

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