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2019 NEWS

Vatanna, Dealer’s Table quickest in Miami Valley late closers

Tuesday, March 19, 2019  By: Miami Valley Raceway

Lebanon, OH — The Tuesday (March 19) matinee at Miami Valley Raceway featured both trotters and pacers in Lebanon Legends late-closing series action.

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DSBF 3-year-old trotters in action at Dover Downs

Monday, March 18, 2019  By: Judy Davis-Wilson

Dover, DE – Post St Patrick’s Day celebrations for Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund 3-year old trotters kicked off in leg one on Monday (March 18) at Dover Downs.

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Phoos Girl Goes The Distance

Saturday, March 16, 2019  By: Standardbred Canada

Assigned Post 5 in the five-horse field, Phoos Girl grabbed the lead and cruised to a 1:59 wire-to-wire victory in the $10,500 Fillies and Mares Preferred 2 Pace at Flamboro Downs on Saturday, March 16.

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Angels Pride seeks first win in Yonkers distaff feature

Friday, March 08, 2019  By: Brandon Valvo

Yonkers, NY — When Scott Di Domenico thinks back on the journey Angel’s Pride has taken so far, he feels a sense of pride.

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High expectations for Heston Blue Chip

Thursday, March 07, 2019  By: Mike Bozich

Elkton, MD — The tools are all there for Pennsylvania’s newest stallion, Heston Blue Chip, to become one of harness racing’s top sires.

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Brett Miller wins seven at Miami Valley matinee

Monday, March 04, 2019  By: Miami Valley Raceway

Lebanon, OH – Brett Miller dominated the Monday afternoon (March 4) action at Miami Valley Raceway winning one-half of the 14 races, a feat equaled only by leading driver Trace Tetrick last Monday (Feb. 25).

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Winbak of Canada Seeks Office Clerk

Thursday, February 28, 2019  By: Winbak Of Canada

We are currently looking for a dedicated, energetic candidate to join our Winbak Farm of Canada team.

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Hanover, Winbak donate breedings to MSOA Scholarship Fund

Thursday, February 21, 2019  By: Jeff Zidek

Washington, PA — The Meadows Standardbred Owners Association has announced that Hanover Shoe Farms and Winbak Farm have each donated a breeding to be auctioned in order to benefit the MSOA’s Collegiate Scholarship Fund.

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'Absolut' London's Leading Lady

Wednesday, February 20, 2019  By: Standardbred Canada

Thomas and Elizabeth Rankin's Absolut Seelster ($10.50) was the beneficiary of a crafty Colin Kelly drive en route to victory over the boys in Wednesday's (Feb. 20) $11,500 Preferred 2 Handicap Trot at The Raceway at Western Fair District.

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Geez Joe primed for breakout year

Wednesday, February 20, 2019  By: Mike Bozich

Elkton, MD — After a relatively slow start to his career, and a few ‘hard luck’ stretches, 5-year-old pacer Geez Joe is starting to find his stride. He has established himself as a major force in the Preferred ranks at The Meadowlands, and is looking for even bigger things in 2019.

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Van Wagoner highlights Thursday Post Time

Wednesday, February 20, 2019  By: Michael Carter

Elkton, MD — Post Time with Mike and Mike presented by the USTA/BetAmerica, is excited to announce the line-up for Thursday morning (Feb. 21) at 10:30 a.m.

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Wagner and Still post driving doubles at Rosecroft

Thursday, February 14, 2019  By: Pete Medhurst

Ft. Washington, MD — John Wagner and Ricky Still posted driving doubles on the Wednesday night (Feb. 13) card at Rosecroft Raceway.

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2019 Goshen Yearling Sale date announced

Wednesday, February 13, 2019  By: Tim Bojarski

Middletown, NY — Goshen Standardbred Horse Sales has announced that the 2019 Goshen Yearling Sale will be held on Sunday (Sept. 8) at the Mark Ford Training Center in Middletown, N.Y.

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Tuxedo Bay repeats in Big M feature

Sunday, February 10, 2019  By: Dave Little

East Rutherford, NJ — Trainer Mark Silva purchased Tuxedo Bay last fall and started out racing the 5-year-old gelded son of Somebeachsomewhere-Spring Break in the middle of the road conditioned classes at Harrah’s Philadelphia.

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My MVP goes BOGO in Canada

Thursday, February 07, 2019  By: Winbak Farm

Winbak Farm has announced that the newest member of its stallion roster at Winbak of Canada, My MVP, is going to a “bogo” stud fee for the upcoming breeding season.

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Three In A Row For Phoos Girl

Saturday, February 02, 2019  By: Standardbred Canada

After overcoming her assigned post 6 to clear the early lead, owner-trainer Danielle Neil's Phoos Girl ($5.80) made every call a winning one and parried a late rush from Cenalta Call Girl to take Saturday's (Feb. 2) featured $10,500 Fillies and Mares Preferred 2 Pace at Flamboro Downs.

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Ride Away Shark Rolls In London

Tuesday, January 29, 2019  By: Standardbred Canada

Sent the odds-on favourite, Ride Away Shark overtook early leader Southwind Ion and maintained a neck advantage at the finish to take the $8,500 Fillies and Mares Preferred 3 Pace at The Raceway at Western Fair District on Tuesday, Jan. 29.

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Tuxedo Bay scores in Big M feature

Sunday, January 27, 2019  By: Dave Little

East Rutherford, NJ — Tuxedo Bay proved that he belonged in the Preferred Handicap ranks on Jan. 12 when he finished a heart-breaking second to a game Constntlysidewys A.

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Burke trainees come back fresh at Big M

Saturday, January 26, 2019  By: Meadowlands

East Rutherford, NJ — If you were wondering whether Ron Burke trainees could be bet with confidence off a layoff, wonder no more. The answer is a resounding “Yes!”.

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Cheesman has found her niche in harness racing

Friday, January 25, 2019  By: Mike Bozich

Elkton, MD — Ever since she was a child, Winbak Farm Public Relations and Marketing Director Elizabeth Cheesman has been following her passion.

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Millers sweep features as Big M weathers storm

Thursday, January 24, 2019  By: Meadowlands Media Relations

East Rutherford, NJ — The father-son, trainer-driver team of Erv and Marcus Miller won both featured events — the Preferred Handicaps for trotters and pacers — and horsemen and track regulars otherwise made it through a rough Saturday night of inclement weather unscathed over the course of an eventful two days (Jan. 18-19) last weekend at the Meadowlands.

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Dream Season Brings Owner Back

Wednesday, January 23, 2019  By: Standardbred Canada

Montreal horseman Marc Camirand went to the yearling auction in Kentucky in 2017 looking to buy one horse and get back in the sport after a couple of years on the sidelines.

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Winbak Farm Welcomes First Foal of 2019

Monday, January 21, 2019  By: Elizabeth Cheesman

Early Sunday morning, Winbak welcomed their first foal of 2019. The foal is sired by CR Commando (a leading trotting stallion in Delaware) and out of the mare Too Fast For Math.

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Geez Joe noses K Ryan Bluechip in Big M feature

Sunday, January 20, 2019  By: Dave Little

East Rutherford, NJ — Geez Joe got back into the win column after consecutive failures as the favorite, scoring by the smallest of margins over rival K Ryan Bluechip in the Saturday night (Jan. 19) feature at the Meadowlands, the $21,000 Preferred Handicap for pacers.

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View From The Deck

Saturday, January 19, 2019  By: Ronald Gurfein

To say that I was verbally brutalized upon my entrance to the Deck this morning would be an understatement. The main critique was why I didn’t mention George Segal in my answer to Murray Browns question about my “Rise” in the Harness Racing world.

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Stakes success for Cheesy Fingers

Monday, January 14, 2019  By: Alabar Farm

Cheesy Fingers raced in to the record books after a stunning win in the Group 2 Raith Memorial at Menangle.

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Kendall Seelster Continues Hot Streak

Saturday, January 12, 2019  By: Standardbred Canada

Kendall Seelster continued her dominance of the Mares Preferred at Woodbine Mohawk Park with a 1:53.2 victory Saturday, Jan. 12.

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MacIntosh hopes for big year with Courtly Choice and Clear Idea

Thursday, January 10, 2019  By: Ken Weingartner

Blake MacIntosh has to wait several months to see if multiple-stakes-winner Courtly Choice can return this year to take care of unfinished business — more on that in a moment — but only a day to get an indication whether Clear Idea can return to business as usual.

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Spring Garden Ranch 2019 Training Roster

Wednesday, January 09, 2019  By: Kendra Casselman

DeLeon Springs, FL — Stallions with first crop foals in training at Spring Garden Ranch in DeLeon Springs, Fla., include Artspeak, Bigrisk, Bring On The Beach, Santa Fe Beach Boy, Sebastian K S and Wheeling N Dealin.

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My MVP a great new choice for Ontario breeders

Tuesday, January 08, 2019  By: Brittany Farms

The classics-winning son of Cantab Hall My MVP 2,1:56.1; 3,1:52 ($879,804), a proven sire with a leading Grand Circuit stakes winner already under his belt, has moved to Ontario for the 2019 season, where he will stand at Winbak Farm at a fee of $4,000 Cdn.

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Southern Oaks 2019 training roster

Monday, January 07, 2019  By: Kendra Casselman

Sorrento, FL — Stallions with first crops in training at Southern Oaks include Artspeak, Bolt The Duer, He’s Watching, Sebastian K S, Time To Roll and Whom Shall I Fear.

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Duspiva doing big things at Winbak

Monday, January 07, 2019  By: Mike Bozich, for Post Time with Mike and Mike

Elkton, MD — A great many horsemen and women got their start in the sport of harness racing at an early age. Winbak Farm of New York Farm Manager Noelle Duspiva was no different.

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Faves Connect In Flamboro Features

Thursday, January 03, 2019  By: Standardbred Canada

The first harness racing card of 2019 at Flamboro Downs featured two Preferred Trots, with public choices delivering to their supporters in each event.

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Thankyaverymuch Wins 2019 Opener

Tuesday, January 01, 2019  By: Standardbred Canada

Midnight marked the beginning of the 2019 harness racing season and Fraser Downs on Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 1 hosted the first North American race of the year: a $5,800 maiden pace. Favourite Thankyaverymuch rode the rail for most of the mile before surging to a length and a half victory in 2:00.2.

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