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45 min ago | HarnessLink.com
A large crowd filled the Harrington grandstand, watching harness racing's heavyweights among the older horse pacing ranks battle it out on Delaware's half-mile racetrack. Owned by Burke Racing, Weaver Bruscemi and JJK Stables, the 10-year-old Foiled Again assumed command from his rail post position just past the quarter mile in 26.3. He led the rich field of eight, whose combined lifetime bankroll is near $15 million, to the half mile in 55.1 and three-quarters in 1:23.1. Stable mate Clear Vision, who won the 2013 Quillen, received his marching orders from driver at the half mile and battled first over but could not get closer than a half length from Foiled Again at the wire.
5 hrs ago | Scotsman.com
The two-horse race saw Yes We Can storm to a four-length victory over its rival Neigh Thanks at Musselburgh racecourse. The five-year-old gelding, ridden by Scottish jockey Rachael Grant, went to the front early on and stayed out of reach of Neigh Thanks running in the Better Together silks.
7 hrs ago | Cape Cod Times
Wynn and Mohegan Sun have responded to a series of terms and conditions state gambling regulators seek to impose should either casino plan win the Boston-area casino license. Mohegan Sun, in a letter released Monday, said it has secured $100 million more in equity for its proposed casino at the Suffolk Downs horse racing track in Revere, as the commission requested.
7 hrs ago | Q93
State Rep. Helena Moreno of New Orleans says she met with the president of the Fair Grounds racetrack today, and he could neither confirm nor deny rumors that the track is up for sale. "He didn't have any information on that.
11 hrs ago | HarnessLink.com
Lewis is believed to have been pulled from the cart by a horse she was jogging, subsequently throwing her onto the edge of a garden bed and breaking her neck. Known for her association with promising youngster Kiss Kenny, Lewis has been described as "a lovely young woman who was terrific with horses" by the pacer's trainer Greg Hansen.
15 hrs ago | The Age
A Cranbourne harness racing trainer and driver killed on the track on Monday morning has been remembered as a "diamond in the rough with a heart of gold". Danielle Lewis, 28, was training at the racetrack in Melbourne's south-east was found unconscious in a garden bed at 7.10am and was unable to be revived.
STAFF PHOTO BY DEDE BILES Julie Robins and Carolina Moonshine will compete in the American Horsewoman's Challenge on Oct. 3-5 in Oklahoma. Their sponsors are Carolina Moon Distillery, The Muck Life and Dr. Jamie Carter of Southern Equine Service.
The six-year-old British-bred gelding took the lead in deep stretch, then held off a determined charge from Kaigun to capture the $1-million Ricoh Woodbine Mile on Sunday at Woodbine Racetrack. Last year, Trade Storm, with Gary Stevens aboard, had to settle for third as Wise Dan stole the show, earning his second straight race title by 3 1/2 lengths in a track-record time of 1:31.75.
The first-day crowd and the turnover were the highest in more than 20 years, and a horse named Golden Harvest won the main event. The high performances led Jockey Cub chief executive Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges to abandon his usual cautious approach at the season opener to say the figures made the club optimistic going into its 130th anniversary year.
Champions Day at Ascot is the likely next port of call for Australia following his shock defeat at Leopardstown on Saturday. Aidan O'Brien's dual Derby hero and emphatic Juddmonte International winner was long odds-on to add another Group One prize to his collection in the Irish Champion Stakes, but York form was reversed as International runner-up The Grey Gatsby gained his revenge.
The prolific Elie Lellouche-trained colt had been off the track since landing the Prix de Fontainebleau over a mile in April, but was a 15-8 favourite for his comeback, stepping up a full half-mile in trip. Jockey Gregory Benoist settled the three-year-old - in whom Al Shaqab recently purchased a half-share - at the back of the field for much of the journey and he made effortless progress when given his head in the straight, quickly swooping to the lead.
Occasionally, they form a photo-finish. The dream of producing the best is thus matched with the substance of a powerful thoroughbred flashing past the winning post.
For the first time, an Extreme Mustang Makeover will be held in Virginia, in conjunction with the new Virginia Horse Festival. Both events run March 27-29 at the Meadow Event Park near Kings Dominion amusement park in Doswell.
The bustle of Indiana Downs horse track surrounded Elizabethtown resident Marci McCauley, who sat on a bench before the evening's fourth race and did her best to check the tears streaming from her eyes. McCauley took a couple of deep breaths, then launched forward, talking about her 8-year-old daughter Cierra's struggle with cancer.
Ball Dancing beat Xcellence by a half-length, giving trainer Chad Brown a 1-2 finish in the $500,000 Sands Point Stakes for 3-year-old fillies on the turf Saturday at Belmont Park. The two Brown trainees rallied in tandem in the deep stretch, with Ball Dancing edging clear in the final strides in her U.S. debut.
Kentucky, the home of the incomparable Churchill Downs, thrills us each May with some of the world's greatest thoroughbred horse racing. This year the Bluegrass State is giving the nation an extra jolt of excitement by staging a crucial, expensive, and surprisingly close midterm-election contest.
Jaclyn Sicoli brings years of experience with horses to her new enterprise - Peace of Mind Dressage - a new horse boarding and training business she opened Sept. 1. Owned by Mike Clabaugh for the past 34 years, Woodvale Farms remains one of few intact 150-acre equestrian facilities in the state, Sicoli said.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 10:32 pm
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