World champ Sheer Desire dies at age 12

On Saturday, Nov. 10, world champion Sheer Desire, 12, was euthanized after suffering from a severe infection. The Kentucky-bred son of Real Desire-Carolacheco held the world record time of 1:49.3 for 2-year-old pacers on a mile track with two-time Dan Patch and Nova Award winner Somebeachsomewhere …

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A girl crush on Captain Crunch

From the moment Ella Johansson saw him, there was a connection. The colt’s name was Captain Bean and Ella spotted him as soon as she and her parents, harness racing trainer Nancy and driver Marcus, arrived in Harrisburg to look at yearlings the day before the 2017 Standardbred Horse Sale. Ella, …

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Courtly Choice to stand at Winbak Farm of NY

Winbak Farm of New York is proud to announce that 2018 Meadowlands Pace and Little Brown Jug winner Courtly Choice, will be standing there in 2019. “Winbak Farm is excited to add Courtly Choice to the 2019 roster,” said Noelle Duspiva, Winbak Farm New York manager. “Courtly Choice has the pedigre…

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No elims for Three Diamonds, Goldsmith Maid

Entries for the lucrative Freshman Fall Final Four stakes were taken Tuesday at the Meadowlands. Both filly races, the Three Diamonds and Goldsmith Maid, required no elimination races; the Governor’s Cup a single elimination; and the Valley Victory two on Saturday. All of the finals, worth a comb…

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Jewels Forreal upsets; Karen Fread wins three

Jewels Forreal stalked her stablemate, McDazzle, from the pocket, then roared past in the Lightning Lane to spring an 8-1 upset in Tuesday’s $ 18,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. McDazzle, who was bidding to extend her winning streak to four, turned back a stern third-quart…

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Sweet Lou’s book full and closed

Diamond Creek Farm is pleased to announce that champion pacer Sweet Lou is fully booked and closed in 2019. Sweet Lou has served a full book of mares for the past four years and looks to continue that tradition into the future with another high quality group of mares in 2019. His 2 year olds exce…

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Chuck Stillings Jr. dies at age 66

Charles M. “Chuck” Stillings Jr., of DeLeon Springs, Fla., and formerly of Indianapolis, Ind., died on Oct. 6. He was 66. On Oct. 12, 1951, Mr. Stillings was born in Marion, Ohio, the second child of four and only son of the late Charles M. Stillings Sr. and V. Maxine (Pickett) Petry. He grew up …

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Custom Cantab leaves Hoosier to race in Matron

Custom Cantab brings a career-long streak of 28 on-the-board finishes to Thursday’s $ 183,900 Matron Stakes for 3-year-old filly trotters at Dover Downs, which will be her first start at a track other than Hoosier Park. Custom Cantab, who is 6-1 on the morning line, heads to the event off a win in th…

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J J S Jet closes inside for 50th career win

The toughest resident Standardbred to compete in New England in recent years once again showed the heart and fortitude that makes him a winner as he gamely captured the $ 15,000 winners-over handicap pace at Plainridge Park on Monday afternoon to tally his 50th career victory. Getting away second …

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Impressive performances in Harvest series finals

Sophomore fillies Lyons Hedgeabet and Shotgun Sally captured finals of the Ontario sired Harvest Series on Monday evening at Woodbine Mohawk Park. A field of six clashed in the $ 43,000 final for trotting fillies, while a full field of 10 battled in the $ 49,900 final for pacing fillies. Mach Th…

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DSBF 2YO splits raced at Dover

On this day of flags and salutes to all of our soldiers past and present the 2-year-old colt and gelding pacers kicked off the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund at Dover under cloudy skies. The first division was raced as an early non-wagering event. The winner from the Harrington series, Chill…

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Wind Of The North one of five wins for Merriman

Wind Of The North won a four-ply battle for the early lead, then held off the challengers late to prevail in Monday’s $ 18,000 Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows, one of five victories for Aaron Merriman on the 13-race card. Merriman gave Wind Of The North a :29.1 breather after that spirite…

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Trixton has big winners in Garden State trots

What a weekend it was for Trixton and for the Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey (SBOANJ) and two of its board members, Mike Gulotta and Tom Pontone. Pontone and Gulotta,together with Al Ochsner, executive director of the SBOANJ, as well as Anthony Perretti and Mark Ford, …

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Kimelman, Vazquez named HHYF trustees

The Harness Horse Youth Foundation (HHYF) continues its efforts to utilize forward-thinking individuals as trustees of its 15-member board. In recent trustee elections, joining incumbents Adam Bowden, Corey Callahan and Allison Conte will be Olivia Kimelman of Gardiner, N.Y., and Caroline Vazquez of…

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Battenberg, Princess Deo wins Garden State trots

The Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey debuted their Garden State Trot for 2 year olds on Saturday night at the Meadowlands. Battenberg started the night off winning the $ 50,000 purse in the first race for 2-year-old colt and geldings. Driver Corey Callahan left from post …

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I’ll Yqr steps up in class and wins Batavia Open

Despite a substantial step up in class, Iyq Yqr held to script and went gate to wire to win the $ 11,000 Open Handicap Pace on Saturday night (Nov. 10) at Batavia Downs. Iyq Yqr (Denny Bucceri) got away sharply off the gate, took the lead and rolled through the first two turns with no pressure at …

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Mach It So leaves quickly, takes Yonkers Open

Mach it So (Joe Bongiorno, $ 8) bottomed out his four rivals Saturday night (Nov. 10th), winning Yonkers Raceway’s $ 44,000 Open Handicap Pace. Leaving outside his foes—and in one notch after a defection—Mach it So seemingly had a three-length lead four steps out the gate. That ended the s…

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Gingras, Burke team for 4 Meadowlands wins

The prolific pair of driver Yannick Gingras and trainer Ron Burke were up to their old tricks Saturday night at the Meadowlands, combining to win four times on the 12-race program. Windsong Jack got the dynamic duo off to a good start in the second race pace, the $ 17,500 Dash For The “G” Notes fi…

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JK Panache scores again at Saratoga

With no Open Pace being contested this week, the $ 15,000 winners-over was the Saturday feature at Saratoga Casino Hotel. The race kind of had the look of an Open in that the runner-up in the last two installments of the local Open, JK Panache, was a member of the field. The Dave Dewhurst trainee …

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Music Is Art wins at Pocono with wide rally

The Onlyest One, a Bettor’s Delight gelding racing for the first time for the meet’s leading trainer Rene Allard after a claim, overcame a first-over journey to post a 1:52.3 victory in the $ 18,000 claiming handicap pacing feature Saturday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, where the mer…

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