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  • 25
    JUL

    13 Group Races over 5 Days in Goodwood Festival

    qatargoodwestFrom GBI Racing

    The Qatar Goodwood Festival has an identity all of its own, but prize money and prestige to match almost any comparable fixture in the world, with nearly £5million up for grabs on the Sussex Downs this week.

    No less than 13 Group races take place at the meeting over the course of the five days, including the Sussex Stakes and Nassau Stakes, both Group One highlights to celebrate, and both of which have produced thrilling finishes and showcased the talents of some of the sport’s great stars in recent years.

     

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    Written by Published in International Racing News
    Last modified on Tuesday, 21 March 2017 13:28
  • 14
    JUL

    Irish Oaks headllines a huge weekend at Curragh

    curraghFrom GBI Racing

    Saturday 16 July
    The Curragh

    A two-day meeting at The Curragh plays features the Darley Irish Oaks (2400m). Surprisingly for an Irish Classic, Aidan O’Brien hasn’t been totally dominant in recent times, for all he has won four of the last 10 renewals. His Epsom heroine Minding is likely to miss a bid at winning the double, as Ribblesdale Stakes winner Even Song is reportedly likely to be Ballydoyle’s number one challenger.

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    Written by Published in International Racing News
    Last modified on Friday, 30 September 2016 06:07
  • 23
    SEP

    Betting Line takes the Little Brown Jug, ties world record

    littlebrownjugFrom LittleBrownJug.com

    DELAWARE, OH—Betting Line used a first over trip and a confident drive by David Miller to win the second heat in a world record tying 1:49 to win Thursday's 71st edition of the Little Brown Jug presented by the Ohio Harness Horseman’s Association.

    In the second heat, Scott Zeron sent Dr J Hanover to the lead from post #5 and forced the elimination winners Western Fame (Mark MacDonald) and Betting Line into second and third. Western Fame was not content to sit in the pocket and took the lead before the quarter in :26 4/5. Betting Line tipped to the outside and cleared the lead before the half in :54 4/5. Lyons Snyder (Sylvain Filion) pressured the leader past the ¾ pole in 1:21 4/5. Betting Line cruised home in :27 1/5 to defeat Western Fame and Dr J Hanover. The eight length margin of victory was a LBJ record.

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    Written by Published in Harness Racing News
  • 14
    SEP

    $2.6 million Maple Leaf Trot & Canadian Trotting Classic card set

    mapple leaftrotby Woodbine Entertainment

    CAMPBELLVILLE, September 14 – All eyes will be on harness racing’s finest trotters Saturday evening at Mohawk Racetrack for Maple Leaf Trot and Canadian Trotting Classic night.

    An outstanding card featuring the best trotters of all ages has been assembled with over $2.6 million in purse money on the line.

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    Written by Published in Harness Racing News
  • 24
    AUG

    Marion Marauder leads eight into Yonkers Trot

    yokersracewayby Frank Drucker, Publicity Director, Empire City at Yonkers Raceway

    Yonkers, NY --- Tuesday afternoon’s (Aug. 30) gods of the open draw did not torture either prohibitive favorite for Yonkers Raceway’s pair of Saturday night (Sept. 3) half-million-dollar Triple Crown events.

    Hambletonian winner Marion Marauder drew post position No. 4 for Yonkers Trot No. 62 and Hempt Memorial and Adios champ Racing Hill landed the 3 hole for the 61st Messenger Stakes.

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    Written by Published in Harness Racing News
  • 12
    AUG

    $300,000 Carl Milstein Memorial Saturday at Northfield Park

    northfieldparkby Ayers Ratliff, for Northfield Park

    Northfield, OH --- It’s only going to the post for a third time, but Saturday’s (Aug. 13) $300,000 Carl Milstein Invitational at Northfield Park, featuring the red-hot pacer Betting Line in a field of eight 3-year-olds, is already recognized as one of the key races on the North American stakes calendar.

    The race is named in honor of Carl Milstein, who owned and operated Northfield Park from 1984 until his death in 1999. His son, Brock Milstein, immediately took over as Chairman of Northfield Park and is now also the Chairman of Milstein Entertainment, LLC, majority owner of the Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park.

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    Written by Published in Harness Racing News