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In back-to-back weeks, J J Hall and Chip Noble equaled the Scioto Downs Racino track record for aged trotters when he won again in 1:54.1.  Dunkster (Kurt Sugg) and Hesza Laser (Chip Noble) both set the record back in 2005. This week, in the Open Trot, J J Hall went three-wide around the last turn and like a sling-shot drew off to win by four and a half lengths.  The five-year-old gelding by Jailhouse Jesse has now earned $215,846 for owner Doug Millard of Woodstock, Ontario. The win was the second in a row on the night for trainer Scott Mogan.  Just one race earlier he won with Quick N’ Slick in the NW$7500 trot. Dan Noble took the five-year-old gelding straight to the front and never looked back, hitting the wire in 1:55.1.  Quick N’ Slick, by Pegasus Spur, is owned by Frances Schloss of Cincinnati. Ray Hall and driver Tony Hall equaled another track record Friday, this one for 3-year-old trotting geldings, when they won in 1:54.4.  The mark was set earlier this year by March Awareness and Ray Paver.  Ray Hall (Justice Hall - Comebyrail) switched barns since his win last week and is now trained by Ron Steck for owners Bruce and Patricia Soulsby. In the Fillies & Mares Open Pace, Ginger and Fred cruised to a win, tripping the beam in 1:51.3.  Only three and three-quarter lengths separated the compact seven horse field top to bottom.  Tony Hall took the seven-year-old mare by Real Artist mare from the seven hole straight to the top and never looked back.  Doc’s Hope (Jason Brewer) finished second by a length with Sea Cruise Hanover (Chris Page) only a quarter length further back in third. Ginger and Fred is owned by J&T Silva Stables, LLC, Howard Taylor, Edwin Gold and Robert Feldman.  It was the 30th lifetime win for Ginger and Fred, which pushed her just $10,000 short of $1.9-million earned lifetime. Racing continues Saturday at Scioto with a first post of 6:30 p.m. Submitted by Scioto Downs Racino  

Due to the cutbacks in slot machine revenue towards supporting the harness racing industry and reduction in race dates in the Ontario region by their government, there is beginning a small exodus of horsemen who usually do not exit the country but have now packed their bags and are leaving Canada and coming to race in the United States.

The opening round of the Tie Silk Series was put on display Friday evening at Woodbine, featuring harness racing sophomore trotting colts and geldings. Both post time favourites, Bloodstockshalltab and Hamdalla, didn't disappoint the betting public in each of their $15,000 divisions.

Apaches Fame four year old St Lads Zoom Zoom won the fastest race of the night at Woodbine Raceway Saturday the 2nd of March. The harness racing trainer/driver Jason Brewer's gelding won by a head over Cheyenne Moishe and Machal Jordan in 1:51.1.

Over the past week, the Dreaming of Glory feature has profiled many of harness racing's top three year old trotters that were eligible to compete for Hanover Raceway's top prize.

Canadian harness racing drivers Paul MacDonell, Doug McNair and Jason Brewer all picked up a pair of Grassroots victories at Grand River Raceway on Monday evening (July 23).

Ontario Sires Stakes action rolls into Hiawatha Horse Park on Thursday evening with seven Grassroots divisions for the harness racing two-year-old trotting colts.

Lexis D J snagged his 20th career win and bumped his bankroll past the $250,000 marker with a 3-1 harness racing victory in Grand River Raceway's Wednesday (June 6) night feature. It was the fifth win this year from 16 starts for the Shane Arsenault trainee.

Ontario's talented three-year-old trotting colts and geldings raised the curtain on the 2012 Ontario Sires Stakes program with three sparkling Gold Eliminations over the half-mile harness racing oval at The Raceway at Western Fair District on Friday evening.

Knows Nothing remains unbeaten in his harness racing career as he found the winner's circle once again in the $50,000 Tie Silk Series final on Thursday evening at Woodbine.

Despite unfavourable conditions due to high winds occurring at Woodbine Racetrack on Monday evening (April 16), a handful of trotting divisions were featured on the 12-strong harness racing card.

The now 13-year-old trotting stallion - Kadabra (1:51.3) - was the most successful sire at tonight's harness racing meeting at Woodbine. The winner of 25 races and $2.1 million had victories in races one, two, and four.

The second leg of the Blossom Series continued on Thursday evening (April 5) at Woodbine and it was harness racing trainer George Teague, Jr. and driver Jody Jamieson pairing up to capture both $30,000 divisions with Yagonnakissmeornot and Arm In Arm.

After scoring a 1:50.3 lifetime best in the opening round of the Youthful Series, Piston Broke proves to be the horse to beat in harness racing's rich $50,000 final after he found the winner's circle again in the second leg on Thursday evening (March 29) at Woodbine.

Races four and five of the 12-strong harness racing programme at Woodbine provided the fastest pacing miles tonight (Monday March 12).

The Richard Moreau trained and Jason Brewer driven Blade runner recorded the fastest mile at tonight's (Thursday December 22) harness racing meeting at Woodbine. The 4-year-old gelding stopped the clock in 1:52.4 in the sixth of the 12 races programmed.

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