HUNTERTON Grads in the News

October 11 - Tall Dark Stranger wins Tattersalls

The Bettors Delight-Precocious Beauty colt Tall Dark Stranger demonstrated his dominance over the 'glamour boy' division again, winning the first of two divisions of the $479,000 Crawford Farms Tattersalls Pace on Sunday (Oct. 11) at The Red Mile.

 

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October 11 - Party Girl Hill wins Tattersalls

Party Girl Hill (Hunterton sold), stepped up to the challenge against the boys and bested her competition to win the second division of the Crawford Farms Tattersalls Pace in 1:47.2.

 

No Lou Zing led the field by the quarter in :27 with Party Girl Hill sitting in the pocket. Onto the backstretch, driver Dexter Dunn pulled Party Girl Hill wide into the backstretch to circle to the lead, and the Captaintreacherous filly eventually cleared No Lou Zing through an accelerated pace to a :53.4 half.

 

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October 9 - Sunny Crockett wins the Liberty Bell at Harrah's Philadelphia

Sunny Crockett, colt by Father Patrick out of Moonlight In Miami won the third Liberty Bell section for Marcus Miller in 1:56.4, with a back half of :56.4, to take his fifth win in 10 starts. “Aunt” Julie Miller trains the consistent youngster for Willow Oak Ranch and Andy Miller Stable Inc.

 

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October 4 - Tall Dark Stranger Resolute in Bluegrass

Game to the finish once again, Tall Dark Stranger withstood a late challenge from pocket-popper Captain Barbossa to pad his resume with a 1:48.3 victory in the final of three divisions of the $203,800 Captaintreacherous Bluegrass Three-Year-Old Colt and Gelding Pace — sponsored by the Captaintreacherous Syndicate and Hanover Shoe Farms — on Sunday (Oct. 4) at the Red Mile.

 

Unhurried from the pylon post to a :26.3 first quarter, driver Yannick Gingras angled Tall Dark Stranger off the pylons to brush for the lead moving into the backstretch. Early leader Captain Barbossa yielded for the pocket approaching a :55 half and remained in tow behind the Bettors Delight colt to three quarters in 1:22.2.

 

Spinning into the stretch, Captain Barbossa pulled for the attack and pressed Tall Dark Stranger for the lead into the final eighth. But Tall Dark Stranger fought back to the inside and edged away from Captain Barbossa to the finish to score his 17th victory from 19 starts. The Greek Freak finished third with Seriously Hanover fourth.

 

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October 4 - Party Girl Hill Powers In Bluegrass.

Party Girl Hill’s (Hunterton sold), undefeated campaign continued on Sunday (Oct. 4) at the Red Mile, as the Captaintreacherous filly won the second of three divisions of the $236,600 American Ideal Bluegrass Three-Year-Old Filly Pace — sponsored by Brittany Stallion Management — to collect her twelfth-consecutive victory.

 

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October 3 - Muskingum wins Buckeye Stallion Series Championship.

Muskingum (Hunterton born, raised and sold), by Triumphant Caviar out of Abbey Craig, was a winner in 1:55.4 for trainer-driver Hugh Beatty in the Buckeye Stallion Series 3 Year Old Filly Trot Championship. Congratulations to owners Hugh J Beatty along with Larry Riffe, William Johnson II and Ray Thacker Jr.

 

August 7 - Hunterton raised and sold Presto Pops In Bluegrass Upset

Trainer-driver Ake Svanstedt pounced 10-1 shot Presto from the pocket and powered past 9-5 second choice You Ato Dream to win the first division of the $349,000 Norman Woolworth Memorial Bluegrass Two-Year-Old Filly Trot on Saturday (Oct. 3) at The Red Mile.

 

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October 2 - DANCINGINTHEDARK M wins Bluegrass Series 2 Year Old Colts and Geldings.

Dancinginthedark M (Hunterton raised and sold), looped to the top through slow fractions and accelerated under minimal encouragement to a 1:52.2 victory in the first division of the $316,300 Muscle Hill Bluegrass Two-Year-Old Colt and Gelding Trot, sponsored by Southwind Farms. Cuatro De Julio cleared control to the first turn with Magical Muscle Man securing the pocket and Dacinginthedark M floating into third. By the first quarter in :28.3, Cuatro De Julio kept the tempo tepid heading to a :57.1 half, prompting driver Tim Tetrick to slide Dancinginthedark M off the pylons and towards the lead. Dancinginthedark M cruised around the final turn to three-quarters in 1:25.2 as Cuatro De Julio readied to pull pocket for the stretch drive. However Cuatro De Julio stalled through the stretch as Dancinginthedark M strode to the finish in hand. Southwind Tyrion ripped down the center of the course to take third with 8-5 favourite Arnold N Dicky settling for fourth. Congratulations to owner Menhammar Stuteri Ab, Paris, KY, trainer Marcus Melander and driver Dave Palone.

 

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September 26 - Venerate Wins Mohawk Million

Julie Miller trainee Venerate stormed through the stretch to nail 4-5 favourite Donna Soprano and win the inaugural edition of the Mohawk Million, which went for a purse of $1,320,000, on Saturday (Sept. 26) at Woodbine Mohawk Park.

 

Starting from the second tier, Venerate floated into position to race seventh as Altar emerged on top of a five-horse blitz to the front before a :27 first quarter. Driver Andrew McCarthy tipped Venerate off the pylons entering the backstretch in a flow developing.

 

On A Streak cleared command from Altar off the first turn and led the field to a :56.1 as Insta Glam readied a first-over charge from fifth. Donna Soprano loosely followed that cover and soon raced uncovered to three-quarters with Insta Glam setting the speed.

 

Opening her lead to three-quarters in 1:24, Insta Glam began to tire in the stretch while Donna Soprano surged to the lead. Venerate tipped off his cover and challenged Donna Soprano into the eighth pole, drawing to equal terms and then downing the Peaceful Way champ in the final sixteenth of a 1:53.2 mile. On A Streak held third with Insta Glam taking fourth.

 

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September 26 - Alagna Scores In Metro With Hunterton Born, Raised and Sold Exploit

When 1-5 favourite and Tony Alagna trainee Abuckabett Hanover faltered through the stretch off a first-over grind, stablemate Exploit tipped off his helmet and surged by pacesetter Bayfield Beach to win the $720,000 Metro Pace on Saturday (Sept. 26) at Woodbine Mohawk Park.  Congratulations to owners Leblanc and Kribbs, Joe Sbrocco, In The Gym Partners, Joseph Barbera, trainer Tony Alagna and driver Douglas McNair.

 

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September 25 - Hunterton born, raised and sold Crucial wins Moni Maker at Harrah's

Crucial, Crucial and Sister Sledge completed a Ron Burke exactor in the $105,000 Moni Maker for three-year-old trotting fillies to kick off the stakes action on Friday night at Harrah's Hoosier Park. Crucial, with David Miller in the bike, led a shortened field of five though fractions of :27.1, :57.4 and 1:27 en route to victory in 1:54.1.  Congratulations to owners Burke Racing Stable Llc, W J Donovan, Jandt Silva Purnel & LibbWeaver Bruscemi Llc and trainer Ron Burke.

 

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September 23 - Party Girl Hill Wins The Jugette

After a world record performance in her opening-heat elimination, Party Girl Hill came back and was utterly flawless in the $142,635 final of the 50th Jugette, which capped off a stakes-packed program at Ohio's Delaware County Fair on Wednesday (Sept. 23). Trained by Chris Ryder and driven by Dexter Dunn, Party Girl Hill extended her career unbeaten streak to 11 with the victory, which was clocked in 1:50.3. The win pushed Party Girl Hill's career bankroll to $629,470 for her breeder/owner, Tom Hill, of Lancashire, England.

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September 20 - Tall Dark Stranger Delivers Again.

One week after an impressive win over a 'sloppy' surface at the Red Mile, Tall Dark Stranger returned to the heralded Kentucky oval on Sunday (Sept. 20) to headline the afternoon's Kentucky Sire Stakes finals, each of which carried a purse of $250,000.

 

Tall Dark Stranger's KYSS final took to the track for Race 5, as a field of seven lined up for what was the main event of the program. Yannick Gingras was back in the sulky behind Tall Dark Stranger. The duo got away well from Post 3, but yielded early to Caliber (who was driven by David Miller), who was intent on making the lead as the field headed into the first turn.

 

Caliber cut the opening quarter in :26.1, but was soon under pressure, as Gingras and Tall Dark Stranger powered out of the pocket, cleared to the point, and clicked off the opening half in :54.2. The 2020 North America Cup and Meadowlands Pace winner was quite comfortable on the lead, as the son of Bettors Delight cruised past the third station in 1:21.3.

 

Things got interesting in the stretch, as Tall Dark Stranger's stablemate, Fortify, angled out from third and made a late bid for driver Dexter Dunn. Gingras and Tall Dark Stranger kept tabs on the threat and continued their mission to the wire. Tall Dark Stranger went on to hit the wire first off of a :26.2 final quarter. The win time was a sharp 1:48. Fortify settled for second, while Captain Kirk (Joe Bongiorno) finished third.

 

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September 20 - Hunterton born, raised and sold Hypnotic AM wins the KYSS Final at the Red Mile

Race 4 featured three-year-old trotting fillies, and it was Hypnotic AM's time to shine, as the Marcus Melander-trained and Brian Sears-driven bay was sharp for her connections and posted a mark-equalling win in 1:51.2. After a post 3 start, the Chapter Seven filly was second to the :27.2. quarter pole and looped to the lead just prior to the half-mile indicator, which she clicked off in 55 seconds. Hypnotic AM led her rivals past the 1:23.2 three-quarters pole and had foes within striking distance through the lane. The filly stayed on her game when the money was down, though, as Hypnotic AM held off Panem (Dexter Dunn) on her inside and Crucial (David Miller) through the stretch to record the win. Hypnotic AM, who returned $3.40 to win, is owned by Courant Inc.

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September 20 - Hunterton born, raised and sold Beads wins the KYSS Final - 3 YO Colts & Geldings at The Red Mile

Three-year-old trotting colts and geldings kicked off the action in Race 1, and it was the heavily-favoured Beads ($2.10) who dominated his four rivals from the get go, as the Per Engblom-trained and Brian Sears-driven colt sauntered to an impressive gate-to-wire win in 1:51.2. The son of Archangel left from Post 2, cut the fractions (:28.2, :56.2, 1:24), and fired home in :27.2 for a mark-equalling win. The victory was Beads' fifth consecutive win. Barley (David Miller) finished second and Ontopofthehill (Dexter Dunn) was third under the wire. Beads is owned by Renee Spahr and Christina Takter.

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September 20 - Hunterton born, raised and sold Baby Your The Best 1st in the KYSS Final - 3 YO Fillies at The Red Mile.

Baby Your The Best proved to be just that in the three-year-old filly pace, as the daughter of Captaintreacherous disposed of the heavily-favoured Reflect With Me and went on to record a front-end win in 1:49.3, which was a new life's mark for the bay. The victory was the second consecutive win of the afternoon for the combination of David Miller and Linda Toscano, who had clicked one race earlier with Lady Chaos. Miller and Baby Your The Best started Race 7 from Post 7 and found themselves third at the :27.3 quarter pole. Miller called for pace in the second quarter and shot to the lead with Baby Your The Best prior to the :55.2 half-mile indicator. The duo rolled past the three-quarters pole in 1:23.1 and opened up daylight from there. Baby Your The Best finished things off with a :26.2 final frame and was three and a half lengths the best at the wire. After an unsuccessful first-up move, Reflect With Me (Andrew McCarthy) had to settle for second. After a pocket right through the middle half, Pettycoat Business (Scott Zeron) finished third. With the victory, Baby Your The Best has now won five of her 22 career races. Baby Your The Best is owned by Richard and Joanne Young. Baby Your The Best's half brother OVERSTATED will be selling in the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale this fall.

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September 20 - Venerate - 1st in the KYSS Final 2 YO Colts & Geldings at The Red Mile

There was almost an addition to the world record books in the last of the afternoon's KYSS finals, as the Julie Miller-trained and Andy Miller-driven Venerate dominated Race 8, which was for two-year-old trotting colts and geldings. The public's two favourites (Cuarto De Julio and Dancinginthedark M) made early breaks, and that allowed Venerate to assume the lead and have things all his way. The French-sired colt by Love You out of Peaceful Kemp sliced the fractions in :28, :56.1 and 1:24.4 before kicking home with a 27-second final quarter. Cricket Fashion (Dexter Dunn) finished second in front of New Legacy (David Miller). Venerate's 1:51.4 win time was just one fifth of a second off of Walner's 1:51.3 world record, which he trotted over the Red Mile as a freshman in 2016. Venerate has now won three of his six starts for owners Pinske Stables and Andy Miller Stable Inc. Venerate's half brother ULYSES KEMP will be selling in the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale this fall.

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September 18 - Commanding Officer - 1st in the Kindergarten Classic 2 YO Colts & Geldings

Commanding Officer (Hunterton raised and sold) finished first in the Kindergarten Classic 2 year old colts & geldings at the Meadowlands. Congratulations to owners Brittany Farms Llc, Bradley J Grant, Alagna Racing Llc, Riverview Racing Steven H, Versailles, trainer Tony Alagna and driver Joe Bongiorno.

 

September 18 - Hunterton born, raised and sold Ineffable comes in first in the Kindergarten Classic 2 YO Fillies at the Meadowlands

INEFFABLE (Cantab Hall - Jolene Jolene) came in first in the Kindergarten Classic 2 year old fillies at the Meadowlands. Congratulations to owners Menhammar Stuteri Ab, Paris, KY, Srf Stable, Lighthouse Point, FL, trainer Marcus Melander and driver Brian Sears.

 

September 13 - Tall Dark Stranger Returns

After having not raced since his August 29 win in the $1-million North America Cup, Tall Dark Stranger was in the spotlight on Sunday (Sept. 13), as he headlined Kentucky Sire Stakes action at the Red Mile, which was contested over a 'sloppy' track rated two seconds slow.

 

The off-going certainly didn't seem to bother Tall Dark Stranger on Sunday, as the talented Nancy Takter trainee blitzed to the point at the half and charged through the slop to record an authoratative victory in 1:49.2.

 

With regular pilot Yannick Gingras currently in Ontario for Grand Circuit racing at Woodbine Mohawk Park, Dexter Dunn got the call behind Tall Dark Stranger, and the duo lined up in Post 5 in Race 2, which carried a purse of $40,000.

 

There was a battle for the front right from the word 'go,' as at least five of the seven starters fired for the lead into the first turn. The early battle left Tall Dark Stranger in fifth past the :26.2 quarter pole, but he wouldn't be there for long.

 

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September 13 - Hunterton born, raised and sold Hypnotic AM wins the Allerage Farm NYSS Final at Yonkers

The Allerage Farm Three-Year-Old Filly Trot went to Hypnotic AM (Chapter Seven-Daydream Am S) in a blowout performance resulting in a stakes record.

 

A short field of seven got even shorter when the gate released the field as Love A Good Story and Seventimesalady both made breaks while Hypnotic AM opened a five-length lead at the quarter in :27.2. From there the filly was on cruise control. With no one getting close enough to challenge, driver Brian Sears went an easy :30 second quarter and :29 up the backside. Hypnotic AM rounded the last turn all by herself and hit the line the same way—on top by five in 1:55. Congratulations to owner Courant Inc., trainer Marcus Melander and driver Brian Sears.

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September 8 - Hunterton born, raised and sold Beads wins the KYSS - 3 YO Colts & Geldings Div. at The Red Mile

Beads won the three-year-old trotters div of the Kentucky Sire Stakes at The Red Mile. Congratulations to owners Renee Spahr and Christina Takter, trainer Per Engblom, and driver Scott Zeron.

 

September 6 - Hunterton born, raised and sold Sherry Lyns Lady wins the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes Consolation 3 Year Old Fillies at Harrah's Philadelphia

Sherry Lyns Lady ($10.60, Tetrick) wired her foes in the three-year-old filly trot in 1:54.4 for trainer Jim Campbell  in the three-year-old colt pace consolation. Congratulations to owner Coyote Wynd Farms, Vancouver, BC.

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September 6 - Hunterton born, raised and sold Crucial wins the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes Championship 3 Year Old Fillies

Crucial, trained by Ron Burke, won the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes Championship 3 Year Old Fillies at Harrah's Philadelphia driven by David Miller. Congratulations to owners Burke Racing Stable Llc, W J Donovan, Jandt Silva Purnel & LibbWeaver Bruscemi Llc.

 

September 6 - Hunterton born and raised Perron wins OHSS Championship 2 Year Old Colt Trot

Perron, trained by Christopher Beaver, won the OHSS Championship 2 year old colt trot driven by Ronnie Wrenn Jr. at Scioto Downs. Congratulations to owners Steve Stewart, David Wright, Greg Wilcoxen and Kevin Doherty.

 

September 6 - Lockbox - 1st in the KENTUCKY COMMONWEALTH SERIES 2 YO C&G at The Red Mile

Lockbox (Hunterton raised and sold) finished first in the KENTUCKY COMMONWEALTH SERIES 2 YO C&G at The Red Mile. Congratulations to owners Burke Racing Stable Llc, Fredericktown, PA, Purnel And Libby Llc, Delray Beach, FL, J And T Silva Stables, Jericho, NY, Weaver Bruscemi Llc, Canonsburg, PA, trainer Ron Burke and driver Joe Bongiorno. Lockbox's half brother THE SUBMARINE will be selling in the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale this fall.

 

September 6 - Killer Instinct - 1st in the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes 2 YO Colts and Geldings

Killer Instinct (Hunterton born, raised and sold) finished first in Pennsylvania Sire Stakes 2 YO Colts and Geldings at Bloomsburg. Congratulations to owners Brocious Racing Stable In, Rochester Mills, Lone Wolf Stable, Pittsburgh, PA, trainer Robert Rougeaux III and driver Wayne Long. Killer Intinct's half sister JAGUARA will be selling in the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale this fall.

 

August 31 - Spit And Vinegar - 1st in Qualifiers at The Red Mile

Spit And Vinegar (Hunterton born and raised) finished first in the Qualifiers at The Red Mile. Congratulations to trainer Bob Stewart and driver Christian Lind.

 

August 29 - Tall Dark Stranger Reigns Supreme

Leader of the glamour boys Tall Dark Stranger dominated his competition once again, circling to the lead and rolling to a 1:48.2 victory to win the $1,000,000 37th edition of the Pepsi North America Cup on Saturday (Aug. 29) at Woodbine Mohawk Park.

 

Off a narrow win in his elimination, Tall Dark Stranger shot off the gate to sit pocket to Tattoo Artist moving towards a :25.4 first quarter. Into the backstretch Gingras vacated pocket and swept by Tattoo Artist to lead the field towards a :53.3 half.

 

“I talked to Nancy during the week and said ‘if I have to be on the front, I’m going to roll him,’” winning driver Yannick Gingras said after the race. “I think he’s just stronger than they are right now, and he can get them tired just by trying to keep up with him.”

 

Tall Dark Stranger's half brother AMERICAN FRONTIER will be selling in the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale this fall.

 

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August 30 - Hunterton born, raised and sold Beads wins the KYSS - 3 YO Colts & Geldings Div. at The Red Mile

Beads won the three-year-old trotters div of the Kentucky Sire Stakes at The Red Mile. Congratulations to owners Renee Spahr and Christina Takter, trainer Per Engblom, and driver Andrew McCarthy.

 

Bead's half brother KING KACTUS will be selling in the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale this fall.

 

August 30 - Hunterton raised and sold Bange Bi wins the Kentucky Commonwealth Series 3 YO Fillies

Bange Bi, trained by Trent Stohler, won the Kentucky Commonwealth Series 3 year old filly division driven by Tyler Smith. at The Red Mile. Congratulations to owners Trent Stohler Stable Inc., Stately Gaits Stable, James Bafia and Hen-Shaut Stable.

 

August 29 - Hunterton raised and sold Hev Livvy Lands In Armbro Flight

Local-phenom Hey Livvy took advantage of 3-5 favourite Atlanta losing stride into the first turn by asserting herself to the lead and holding firm to a 1:51.2 score in the $220,000 Armbro Flight final on Saturday (Aug. 29) at Woodbine Mohawk Park. Congratulations to owners Blue Chip Bloodstock Inc., Wallkill-Ellen F Ott, Buffalo, NY-Trevor S Henry, Arthur, ON, trainer Jeff Gillis and driver Trevor Henry.

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August 29 - Party Girl Hill Crushes In Fan Hanover

Party Girl Hill ($3.70) seized the lead with nine-sixteenths to go and was never in doubt from then on, remaining perfect to date in her career by way of a 1:49.2 triumph in the $400,000 Fan Hanover for three-year-old pacing fillies on Saturday night (Aug. 29) at Woodbine Mohawk Park. Party Girl Hill employed similar tactics to her two previous wins, letting the dust settle through fast early splits before making her move to the fore upon reaching the backstretch. She got away fourth while Lady Lou (Jody Jamieson) and Priceless (Jonathan Drury) threw down a :12.3 opening furlong and inherited third before a :26.3 first quarter when Priceless broke stride leaving the homestretch. Doug McNair gave the daughter of Captaintreacherous her cue upon reaching the backstretch, and she surged authoritatively to the fore and cleared nearing a :54.4 half. Congratulations to owner Tom Hill, Hamilton, ON, trainer Chantal Mitchell and driver Douglas McNair.

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August 25 - Hunterton born, raise and sold Red Right Hand wins the Kentucky Commonwealth Series 2 YO Colts & Geldings

Red Right Hand, trained by Nancy Takter, won the Kentucky Commonwealth Series 3 year old colts and geldings division driven by Dexter Dunn at The Red Mile. Congratulations to owners Christina Takter, Nancy Takter and Jaf Racing, Joe Sbrocco and R A W Equine Inc.

 

August 25 - Classicist - 1st in the Kentucky Commonwealth Series 2 YO Fillies

Classicist (Hunterton born, raised and sold) finished first in the Kentucky Commonwealth Series 2 year old fillies at The Red Mile. Congratulations to owner Enviro Stables Ltd, South Mountain Stables, Little E Llc, Jaf Racing Llc, trainer  Linda Toscano and driver Scott Zeron.

 

August 24 - Lockbox - 1st in the KENTUCKY COMMONWEALTH SERIES 2 YO C&G at The Red Mile

Lockbox (Hunterton raised and sold) finished first in the KENTUCKY COMMONWEALTH SERIES 2 YO C&G at The Red Mile. Congratulations to owners Burke Racing Stable Llc, Fredericktown, PA, Purnel And Libby Llc, Delray Beach, FL, J And T Silva Stables, Jericho, NY, Weaver Bruscemi Llc, Canonsburg, PA, trainer Ron Burke and driver Joe Bongiorno. Lockbox's half brother THE SUBMARINE will be selling in the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale this fall.

 

August 24 - Venerate - 1st in the KYSS 2 YO C&G at The Red Mile

Venerate (Hunterton born, raised and sold) finished first in the KYSS 2 YO C&G at The Red Mile. Congratulations to owners Pinske Stables, Plato, MN,  Andy Miller Stable Inc, Millstone Township, NJ, trainer Julie Miller and driver Andy Miller. Venerate's half brother ULYSES KEMP will be selling in the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale this fall.

 

August 24 - Dutiful - 1st in the KYSS 2 YO Fillies at The Red Mile

Dutiful (Hunterton born, raised and sold) finished first in the KYSS 2 YO Fillies at The Red Mile. Congratulations to owner Menhammar Stuteri Ab, Paris, KY, trainer Jonas Czernyson and driver Dexter Dunn. Dutiful's half brother DOUBLE DECEIVER will be selling in the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale this fall.

 

August 24 - Tava - 1st in the New York Sire Stakes - 2-Year-Old Fillies - Excelsior Series - Div at The SARATOGA HARNESS

Tava (Hunterton raised and sold) finished first in the New York Sire Stakes - 2-Year-Old Fillies - Excelsior Series - Div at The SARATOGA HARNESS. Congratulations to owners Donald E Robinson, Cardington, Michael D Robinson, Lewis Center, OH, trainer Scott Di Domenico and driver Jordan Stratton.

 

August 24 - ADIRONDACK - 1st in the KENTUCKY COMMONWEALTH SERIES 2 YO Fillies at The Red Mile

ADIRONDACK (Hunterton raised and sold) finished first in the KENTUCKY COMMONWEALTH SERIES 2 YO Fillies at The Red Mile. Congratulations to owner Diamond Creek Racing, trainer Per Engblom and driver David Miller. ADIRONDACK's half sister KADENA will be selling in the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale this fall.

 

August 24 - Lockbox - 1st in the KENTUCKY COMMONWEALTH SERIES 2 YO C&G at The Red Mile

Lockbox (Hunterton raised and sold) finished first in the KENTUCKY COMMONWEALTH SERIES 2 YO C&G at The Red Mile. Congratulations to owners Burke Racing Stable Llc, Fredericktown, PA, Purnel And Libby Llc, Delray Beach, FL, J And T Silva Stables, Jericho, NY, Weaver Bruscemi Llc, Canonsburg, PA, trainer Ron Burke and driver Joe Bongiorno. Lockbox's half brother THE SUBMARINE will be selling in the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale this fall.

 

August 24 - Venerate - 1st in the KYSS 2 YO C&G at The Red Mile

Venerate (Hunterton born, raised and sold) finished first in the KYSS 2 YO C&G at The Red Mile. Congratulations to owners Pinske Stables, Plato, MN,  Andy Miller Stable Inc, Millstone Township, NJ, trainer Julie Miller and driver Andy Miller. Venerate's half brother ULYSES KEMP will be selling in the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale this fall.

 

August 24 - Dutiful - 1st in the KYSS 2 YO Fillies at The Red Mile

Dutiful (Hunterton born, raised and sold) finished first in the KYSS 2 YO Fillies at The Red Mile. Congratulations to owner Menhammar Stuteri Ab, Paris, KY, trainer Jonas Czernyson and driver Dexter Dunn. Dutiful's half brother DOUBLE DECEIVER will be selling in the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale this fall.

 

August 24 - Tava - 1st in the New York Sire Stakes - 2-Year-Old Fillies - Excelsior Series - Div at The SARATOGA HARNESS

Tava (Hunterton raised and sold) finished first in the New York Sire Stakes - 2-Year-Old Fillies - Excelsior Series - Div at The SARATOGA HARNESS. Congratulations to owners Donald E Robinson, Cardington, Michael D Robinson, Lewis Center, OH, trainer Scott Di Domenico and driver Jordan Stratton.

 

August 23 - Killer Instinct - 1st in the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes 2 YO Colts and Geldings at Dayton

Killer Instinct (Hunterton born, raised and sold) finished first in Pennsylvania Sire Stakes 2 YO Colts and Geldings at Dayton. Congratulations to owners Brocious Racing Stable In, Rochester Mills, Lone Wolf Stable, Pittsburgh, PA, trainer Robert Rougeaux III and driver Brian Zendt. Killer Intinct's half sister JAGUARA will be selling in the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale this fall.

 

August 23 - Hunterton born, raised and sold Baby Your The Best 1st in the KYSS - 3 YO Fillies at The Red Mile.

Baby Your The Best was much the best winning by over nine lengths in 1:50.1, giving driver David Miller the sweep of the 3-year-old pacing divisions. The Captaintreacherous – Dolphins Can Talk filly earned a new lifetime mark with her victory for owners Richard & Joanne Young and trainer Linda Toscano.

 

Baby Your The Best's half brother OVERSTATED will be selling in the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale this fall.

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August 22 - Party Girl Hill wins Fan Hanover Elims at Woodbine

Party Girl Hill prevailed in the other elimination, winning narrowly over Lady Lou in 1:50. Priceless cleared command moving to a :26.3 with Karma Seelster sitting second and Party Girl Hill third. Driver Doug McNair sent Party Girl Hill for the front entering the backstretch, brushing to the top before slowing the tempo towards a :55.3 half. Lady Lou edged first over heading to the final turn and roared towards Party Girl Hill, ranging forward to match strides with the leader by three-quarters in 1:23.4. The race turned into a sprint straightening for the finish with Lady Lou bearing down on Party Girl Hill through the lane, but finishing a half-length shy of victory in the :26.1 dash to the end. Karma Seelster finished third with Lauras Love taking fourth and Priceless faltering to fifth. Congratulations to owner Tom Hill, Hamilton, ON, trainer Chantal Mitchell and driver Douglas McNair.

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August 19 - Hunterton Raise and Sold Bange Bi wins the Buckeye Stallion Series 3 YO Fillies

Bange Bi, trained by Trent Stohler, won the Buckeye Stallion Series 3 year old filly division driven by Ronnie Wrenn Jr. at Northfield Park. Congratulations to owners Trent Stohler Stable Inc., Stately Gaits Stable, James Bafia and Hen-Shaut Stable.

 

August 18 - Hunterton born, raised and sold Beads wins the KYSS - 3 YO Colts & Geldings Div. at The Red Mile

Three-year-old trotters were the focus of Tuesday’s (Aug. 18) Kentucky Sire Stakes action at The Red Mile. The single division for colts and geldings saw favorite Beads easily win by over two lengths in 1:52. The Archangel-Nepentha colt is owned by Renee Spahr and Christina Takter, trained by Per Engblom, and was driven by Andrew McCarthy.

 

Bead's half brother KING KACTUS will be selling in the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale this fall.

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August 18 - Rau Ru - 1st in Qualifiers at WOODBINE STANDARDBRED AT MOHAWK

Rau Ru (Hunterton sold) finished first in the Qualifiers at WOODBINE STANDARDBRED AT MOHAWK in 1:58.2. Congratulations to owner Coyote Wynd Farms, Vancouver, BC, trainer Clark Beelby and driver Paul MacDonell. Rau Ru's half sister HEAVENLY ANGEL will be selling in the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale this fall.

 

August 18 - Perfect Record - 1st in Qualifiers at WOODBINE STANDARDBRED AT MOHAWK

Perfect Record (Hunterton raised and sold) finished first in the Qualifiers at WOODBINE STANDARDBRED AT MOHAWK in 2:03.1. Congratulations to owner Thestable Perfect Record, Guelph, ON, trainer Anthony Macdonald and driver James Macdonald. Perfect Record's half sister LOVING BEAUTY will be selling in the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale this fall.

 

August 18 - Odds On Badd Bunny - 1st in Qualifiers at The Red Mile

Odds On Badd Bunny (Hunterton born and sold) finished first in the Qualifiers at The Red Mile in 1:56.1. Congratulations to owner Odds On Racing, Boca Raton, FL, trainer Tony Alagna and driver Dexter Dunn.

 

August 17 - MAGICAL MUSCLE Man - 1st in Qualifiers at Harrah's Philadelphia

MAGICAL MUSCLE Man (Hunterton sold) finished first in the Qualifiers at Harrah's Philadelphia in 2:01.0. Congratulations to owners Jj Racing Stable Inc, Midnight Sun Partners Inc, Delray Beach, Holly Lane Stud East Ltd, Vero Beach, FL, trainer Marcus Melander and driver Marcus Schoen.

 

August 15 - Hunterton born, raised and sold Crucial wins the STENOGRAPHER PASS - 3 YO Filly Div. at The Meadows

Crucial rallied furiously through the lane to capture the division in the event for 3-year-old fillies known as the Stenographer, giving trainer Ron Burke a stake sweep. Congratulations to owners Burke Racing Stable Llc, Fredericktown, PA-W J Donovan- Jandt Silva Purnel & Libb, Delray Beach, FL- Weaver Bruscemi Llc, Canonsburg, PA, trainer Ron Burke and driver David Miller.

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August 16 - Pettycoat Business - 1st at Tioga Downs in 1:52!

Driven by Scott Zeron, Pettycoat Business (Hunterton born, raised and sold) breezed to an easy win in the second division.  She took control just before the half and never looked back winning in a lifetime best of 1:52. Pettycoat Business is a 3-year-old filly by Art Major.  She is trained by Brian Brown for owners Michael Robinson, Robert Mondillo, RBH Ventures Inc., and Gillbilly Stables.  She is now two for five in her career.

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August 12 - Sunny Crockett wins PA Stallion Series 2 Year Old C&G Trot at The Meadows

The Father Patrick – Moonlight In Miami colt Sunny Crockett (trainer Julie Miller and driver/ Andy Miller), was hammered down to 1-5 but had his hands full with the upstart maiden Robert’s Hanover. The son of Father Patrick-Moonlight In Miami put his nose in front at the wire to eke out a 1:56 victory. Congratulations to owner Willow Oak Ranch.

 

August 12 - Grafenberg wins Buckeye Stallion Series 2 Year Old C&G at Northfield Park

Hunterton born, raised and sold, Grafenberg (Triumphant Caviar - Prettysydney Ridge) wins the Buckeye Stallion Series 2 Year Old C&G at Norfield Park. Congratulations to owner Bartley Traditions Racing, trainer Jimmy Lupton and driver Shawn Barker II.

 

August 12 - The Irishman wins Pennsylvania Stallion Series 2 Year Old Colts and Geldings div. at The Meadows

The Cantab Hall – DEMOISELLE Hanover colt The Irishman came in first in the Pennsylvania Stallion Series 2 Year Old Colts and Geldings div. at The Meadows with driver Tim Tetrick. Congratulations to owners W J Donovan, Monument Beach, MA, Thomas R Dillon, Anson, ME, Jandt Silva Purnel & Libb, Delray Beach, FL, Joe Sbrocco, Brecksville, OH and trainer George Ducharme.

 

August 10 - Ohio Stakes To Fire Cross

Hunterton born, raised and sold, Fire Cross notched his first career victory in a big way by taking the first of two $50,000 Ohio Sires Stakes for two-year-old trotting colts on Monday at Northfield Park. The son of Triumphant Caviar scored his victory in a modest 1:58.1 with Chris Lems driving for trainer Ryan Miller and owners Miller Racing Stable, Horseplace Racing Stable, M. Hayes and Darmofal Racing Enterprises. The brown gelding left the gate at odds of 15-1, with 5-2 Replica Hanover (Tyler Smith) holding on for second and 25-1 Tango With Me (Aaron Merriman) picking up third place money.

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August 10 - Rookie Filly, Grace Hill Impresses In Pennsylvania

The Always B Miki – Western Silk filly Grace Hill (Hunterton sold) remained undefeated in three PaSS starts with a nose victory over Continualou, herself a previous Sires winner, in a career best 1:51 in one $105,067 Sires contest. Grace Hill followed the cover of first-time starter Making Waves to nearing the 1:22.2 three-quarters, went up to challenge the new leader, finally edged by her, only to find Continualou – the horse who had been passed late backstretch – clawing back up the Pocono Pike, then moved more photogenic. Dexter Dunn drove the winner, whose lifetime record consists of the three Sires wins and a neck defeat in the Home Grown stake, good for $124,522 for trainer Nifty Norman and owner Tom Hill.

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August 10 - Three Times A Lady wins The Stallion Series 2 Year Old Fillies 1st Div at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono

Trainer Linda Toscano and driver Scott Zeron again combined successfully with the Captaintreacherous–Dolphins Can Talk filly Three Times A Lady (Hunterton bred), who nosed out Quick Six in 1:53.4 for her initial career triumph for owners Richard and Joanne Young.

 

August 1 - Party Girl Hill with giant PASS victory at Pocono Sunday

The progression of Party Girl Hill from “precocious newcomer” to “potential monster” took another significant step during the Sunday (Aug. 9) twilight card at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, when the three-year-old Captaintreacherous pacing filly won her $93,542 division of the third prelim of her division’s Pennsylvania Sire Stakes in 1:49, 2/5 of a second off the world record in only the sixth start of her undefeated career. Congratulations to owner Tom Hill, Hamilton, ON, trainer Chris Ryder and driver Dexter Dunn.

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August 8 - Beads wins the $50,000 Muscle Hill for three-year-old male trotters

Ontario-sired Beads (Hunterton born, raised and sold) was unable to qualify for the Hambletonian but made the most of his Saturday appearance in the $50,000 Muscle Hill for three-year-old male trotters. Yannick Gingras placed 3/5 choice on the lead in front of his eight rivals from the onset. After a :27.1 opening panel, Beads faced pressure from Chestnut Hill (David Miller) through a :54.4 half before repelling that rival heading into the final turn. Beads hit the homestretch after a 1:22.4 third quarter, and sprinted away from pocket-sitter Beyond Kronos (Tim Tetrick) to win by three lengths in a new lifetime best 1:51.2. Beyond Kronos and Chestnut Hill completed the triactor. Trained by Per Engblom for owners Renee Spahr of York, Penn. and Christina Takter of East Windsor, N.J., Beads won for the first time in six starts this season. The winner's share of the purse nearly doubled his seasonal bankroll, now situated at $53,133.

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August 8 - Hunterton born, raised and sold Hypnotic AM comes in an impressive second place in the Hambletonian Oaks at the Meadowlands

Hypnotic AM (Chapter Seven - Daydream Am S) came in an impressive second in the Hambletonian Oaks at the Meadowlands. Congratulations to owner Courant Inc., trainer Marcus Melander and driver Brian Sears.

 

August 8 - Hunterton born, raised and sold Ineffable comes in an impressive third place in the Jim Doherty Memorial at the Meadowlands

INEFFABLE (Cantab Hall - Jolene Jolene) came in an impressive third in the Jim Doherty Memorial at the Meadowlands. Congratulations to owners Menhammar Stuteri Ab, Paris, KY, Srf Stable, Lighthouse Point, FL, trainer Marcus Melander and driver Brian Sears.

 

August 8 - Hunterton born, raised and sold Venerate comes in an impressive third place in the Peter Haughton Memorial at the Meadowlands

Venerate (Love You - Peaceful Kemp) came in an impressive third in the Peter Haughton Memorial at the Meadowlands. Congratulations to owners Pinske Stables, Plato, MN, Andy Miller Stable Inc, Millstone Township, NJ, trainer Julie Miller and driver Andy Miller.

 

August 7 - Hunterton raised and sold Presto wins Garedn State 2 year old fillies at the Meadowlands

The Svanstedt-trained Presto made it two wins in three lifetime outings in the second division, hitting the wire in a lifetime-best 1:56.2. Yannick Gingras guided the product of Trixton-Susies Magic to an easy score as the 1-5 favourite. Congratulations to owner Brixton Medical Inc, Matawan, NJ.

 

August 5 - Sunny Crockett wins Pennsylvania Stallion Series 2 Year Old Colts and Geldings at Harrah's Philadelphia

The Father Patrick – Moonlight In Miami colt Sunny Crockett (trainer Julie Miller and driver/ Andy Miller), who is now 3-for-4 in his young career after lowering his mark a tick to 1:57.1 for owners Willow Oak Ranch.

 

August 5 - The Irishman wins Pennsylvania Stallion Series 2 Year Old Colts and Geldings div. at Harrah's Philadelphia

The Cantab Hall – DEMOISELLE Hanover colt The Irishman came in first in the Pennsylvania Stallion Series 2 Year Old Colts and Geldings div. at Harrah's Philadelphia with driver David Miller. Congratulations to owners W J Donovan, Monument Beach, MA, Thomas R Dillon, Anson, ME, Jandt Silva Purnel & Libb, Delray Beach, FL, Joe Sbrocco, Brecksville, OH and trainer George Ducharme.

 

August 3 - Bettor Sun Best In Battle Of Waterloo

Doug McNair pumped his fist in the final strides of the $200,964 Battle Of Waterloo final on Monday at Grand River Raceway as Bettor Sun (Hunterton sold) strode clear to a 1:53.4 victory as the 8-5 second choice. Avion Seelster swept to the lead from post 6 moving up the backstretch towards a :28 first quarter, but yielded command to Bettor Sun heading to the second turn. Springbridge Duel, the 8-5 favourite, tipped first over from fourth moving to a :56.2 half and marched to race at Bettor Sun’s wheel nearing three-quarters in 1:25.1. Into the final turn Springbridge Duel lost ground while Avion Seelster raced anxiously in the pocket. By the top of the stretch Bettor Sun hit another gear, kicking away from Avion Seelster while Cantstoplying -- at 68-1 -- claimed third. Congratulations to owner Willow Oak Ranch, Rogersville, TN, trainer Gregg McNair and driver Douglas McNair.

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August 1 - Party Girl Hill stays perfect, outduels Lyons Sentinel in Adioo Volo

Unraced at two, sophomore filly pacer Party Girl Hill launched her career this year with four straight victories, including two wins in Pennsylvania Sires Stakes. The question: How would she fare when she faced the likes of Lyons Sentinel, last year’s divisional champion? The answer: Very well, thanks. The two squared off in Saturday’s $107,320 Quinton Patterson Adioo Volo at The Meadows, and the brash contender defeated the champ by 1-1/4 lengths in 1:49.4 over a sloppy surface. The event was the subfeature on the Adios Day card highlighted by the $375,000 final of the Delvin Miller Adios Pace for the Orchids. Congratulations to owner Tom Hill, Hamilton, ON, trainer Chris Ryder and driver Dexter Dunn.

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July 30 - Lockbox - 1st in Ohio State Fair 2 Year Old Colt Trot at Scioto Downs

Lockbox (Hunterton raised and sold) finished first in the Ohio State Fair 2 Year Old Colt Trot at Scioto Downs. Congratulations to owners Burke Racing Stable Llc, Fredericktown, PA, Purnel And Libby Llc, Delray Beach, FL, J And T Silva Stables, Jericho, NY, Weaver Bruscemi Llc, Canonsburg, PA, trainer Ron Burke and driver Chris Page.

 

July 29 - Dancinginthedark M debuts with stake record

Dancinginthedark M (Hunterton raised and sold), turned in a breathtaking career debut in setting a stake record at The Meadows. Few freshman trotters have debuted as impressively as Dancinginthedark M. He was sitting fifth at the half when Palone cut him loose. The son of Readly Express-Leila responded by gobbling up the field and scoring in 1:55.3, shattering the previous stake mark of 1:56.2 held jointly by Federalreservenote and Billy Flynn. Congratulations to owner Menhammar Stuteri Ab, Paris, KY, trainer Marcus Melander and driver Dave Palone.

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July 29 - Katie's Lucky Day wins Ohio Colt Racing ASSOCIATION 2 Year Old FILLIES at Sidney.

Katie's Lucky Day's (Hunterton sold) victory in the Ohio Colt Racing ASSOCIATION 2 Year Old FILLIES with Trevor Smith driving for trainer Bill Cottongim. Congratulations to owner Bill Cottongim, Stockbridge, MI.

 

July 27 - Bettor Sun - 1st at Grand River Raceway in 1:54.1!

Bettor Sun (Hunterton sold) a son of Sunshine Beach, comes in first at Grand River Raceay. Douglas McNair was the winning driver for trainer Gregg McNair and owner Willow Oak Ranch, Rogersville, TN.

 

July 25 - 'Party Girl' Take PASS

The Adios eliminations card at The Meadows on Saturday (July 25) also featured a pair of stakes for three-year-old pacing fillies—a $188,682 Pennsylvania Sires Stake (PASS) and a $100,000 PA Stallion Series event. There was action aplenty, as a stake record was matched and a Dan Patch Award winner got off the 2020 schneid. Party Girl Hill did not race at two, but she has started her sophomore campaign with a flourish—four victories without a loss, including a 1:49.1 win in the other PASS split for Dexter Dunn. That equaled the mark Big McDeal established in 2012. Congratulations to owner Tom Hill, Hamilton, ON, trainer Chris Ryder and driver Dexter Dunn.

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July 22 - Fulsome wins Albatross PASS 2 year old colts & geldings at The Meadows in 1:52.1.

Fulsome's (Hunterton raised and sold) 1:52.1 Albatross PASS victory with Yannick Gingras driving for trainer Ron Burke. Congratulations to owners W J Donovan, Delray Beach, FL, Thomas R Dillon, Anson, ME, Jandt Silva Purnel & Libb, Delray Beach, FL and Joe Sbrocco, Brecksville, OH.

 

July 21 - Insured Am S - 1st in $48,866 NYSS division for two-year-old trotting fillies at Yonkers

Insured Am S (Hunterton sold) was another winning daughter of Chapter Seven, prevailing by one length in 1:59.2. Brian Sears was the winning driver for trainer Marcus Melander and owner Courant Inc.

 

July 21 - St Martins - 1st in Qualifiers at HARRAH'S PHILADELPHIA

St Martins (Hunterton born, raised and sold) finished first in the Qualifiers at HARRAH'S PHILADELPHIA in 1:56.4. Congratulations to owners Harbor Racing Stable Llc, Aurora, ON, Lucas Wallin, New Egypt, Deo Volente Farms Llc, Flemington, NJ, trainer Lucas Wallin and driver Marcus Schoen.

 

July 20 - Sunny Crockett wins PASS 2 Year Old Colts & Geldings at The Meadows

Sunny Crockett (Hunterton sold), a Father Patrick-Moonlight In Miami offspring who was driven by Andy Miller wins the PASS 2 year old colts and geldings div. at The Meadows timed at 1:57.2. Congratulations to owner Willow Oak Ranch and trainer Julie Miller.

 

July 19 - Ineffable wins Pennsylvania All-Stars 2 Year Old Fillies 3rd Div. in 1:56!

The Hunteron raised and sold $600,000 yearling Ineffable (by Cantab Hall out of the 1:52.1 world champion Jolene Jolene) recorded his first victory in the fastest of the four $30,000 All-Stars divisions, making two moves to control the pace then fighting off the stretch threat Flawless Country by a nose in 1:56. Brian Sears, top driver on the card with three victories, drove the chancy filly for the Melander Machine and owners Menhammar Stuteri AB and the S R F Stable.

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July 18 - Tall Dark Stranger Scores In Meadowlands Pace

Challenged late by Papi Rob Hanover, Tall Dark Stranger (Hunterton born, raised and sold) emerged victorious as the 1-2 favourite in the $636,650 Meadowlands Pace Final on Saturday (July 18). Captain Kirk swept from post 10 to take the lead from stablemate Captain Barbossa midway around the first turn. Driver Yannick Gingras then sent Tall Dark Stranger for the lead approaching a :25.4 first quarter and cleared command into the backstretch. Past the half in :53.2, Tall Dark Stranger soon braced for a first-over challenge from Papi Rob Hanover entering the final turn. The pair matched strides past three-quarters in 1:20.4 while Allywag Hanover stalked second over. Congratulations to owners Crawford Farms Racing, Syracuse, NY, Marvin Katz, Toronto, ON, Caviart Farms, Vienna, VA, Howard A Taylor, Philadelphia, PA, trainer Nancy Takter and driver Yannick Gingras.

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July 17 - 'Athens', 'Narina' Win In Buckeye Series

Odds On Athens (Hunterton sold) picked up their second wins of the Buckeye Stallion Series (BSS) in the third leg of the Three-Year-Old Filly Pace held Friday (July 17) at Eldorado Scioto Downs. Four divisions were contested with each division carrying a purse of $17,500. Odds On Athens made it back-to-back wins as she went 1:53.4 with Ronnie Wrenn Jr. for Melanie Wrenn and owner Odds On Racing. The filly by Pet Rock out of Southern Magnolia got a pocket trip from post 8 and won by three-quarter lengths. The winner paid $2.80 after defeating Corner Pocket and Dan Noble while Arya Again with Chris Page finishing third.

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July 16 - Third leg of Buckeye Stallion Series for 3-year-old trotters completed

The three-year-old trotting colts returned to Grassroots action Thursday, July 16 and all five winners matched or bettered their personal best efforts, in spite of competing over a rain soaked Woodbine Mohawk Park oval. AWESOMEDABRA (Hunterton born, raised and sold) wins at Woodbine Standardbred at Mohawk. Chris Christoforou was back in the winner’s circle after the fourth $23,150 division, guiding Awesomedabra to a 1:57.3 score for owner-trainer Gary Lance of Port Perry, ON. Pacesetter Crossfit Mouse finished one length behind the fan favourite and Mr Arch was well back in third.

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July 15 - Impressive Fashion - 1st at HARRAH'S PHILADELPHIA in 1:54.4.

Impressive Fashion (Hunterton born, raised and sold) finished first in the PASS 3 year old filly div. at HARRAH'S PHILADELPHIA. Congratulations to owner Fashion Farms Llc, New Hope, PA, trainer Jim Campbell and driver Dexter Dunn.

 

July 15 - Third leg of Buckeye Stallion Series for 3-year-old trotters completed.

Muskingum (Hunterton born, raised and sold), by Triumphant Caviar out of Abbey Craig, was a winner in 1:57.2 for trainer-driver Sandy Beatty. The filly was eighth at the half but circled the field to get the victory by seven lengths. She is owned by Sandy Beatty along with Larry Riffe, William Johnson II and Ray Thacker Jr.

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July 13 - Margin Of Error - 1st at Northfield Park in 1:57.4.

Margin Of Error (Hunterton sold) finished first in the Buckeye Stallion Series 2 year old filly div. at Northfield Park. Congratulations to owners Donald E Robinson, Cardington, Christopher F Beaver, Radnor, David A Meola, Powell, OH,  Rbh Ventures Inc, New York, NY, trainer Christopher Beaver and driver Ronnie Wrenn Jr.

 

July 12 - Fulsome wins PASS 2 year old colts & geldings at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono in 1:52.2.

Fulsome's (Hunterton raised and sold) 1:52.2 victory was the fastest of five All-Stars splits on the card, with Yannick Gingras aboard for Burke. The Betting Line-Triple V Hanover colt moved to the lead in the second quarter and covered the final quarter in :27.3 to defeat Capt Jack Hanover by two lengths for William Donovan, Thomas Dillon, Purnel & Libby and Joe Sbrocco.

 

July 12 - Pettycoat Business - 1st at Tioga Downs in 1:52.1.

Pettycoat Business (Hunterton born, raised and sold) finished first in the NYSS 3 year old filly pace excelsior at Tioga Downs. Congratulations to owners Michael D Robinson, Lewis Center-Robert A Mondillo, Delaware, OH- Rbh Ventures Inc, New York, NY- Gilbilly Stable, Archbold, OH, trainer Brian Brown and driver Scott Zeron.

 

July 11 - Odds On Pick Six wins OHSS 2 year old pacing colts at Scioto Downs

Odds On Pick Six (Hunterton raised and sold) captured the final OHSS for two-year-old pacing colts in a commanding 1:54.2 for driver Peter Wrenn and trainer Melanie Wrenn. The daughter of Racing Hill picked up his first career win for Odds On Racing as the 2-5 favourite, besting Home Team and 52-1 Rose Run Warner. Odds On Pick Six now has $57,500 in earnings. Congratulations to owners Odds On Racing, Boca Raton, FL.

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July 11 - Illicit Funds Rookie Royalty At The Meadowlands

High-priced yearlings with regal pedigrees were front and centre during the Saturday (July 11) Breakfast With the Babies qualifying session at The Meadowlands. Illicit Funds (Hunterton born, raised and sold) was a wire-to-wire in her first on-track appearance. There is some irony in seeing the full-sister to 2019 Canadian Horse of the Year and Hambletonian winner Forbidden Trade campaigned by the connections of Greenshoe, who was of course favoured to win and defeated by Forbidden Trade in the 2019 Hambletonian. Congratulations to owners Courant Inc. of Delray Beach, Fl, trainer Marcus Melander and driver Brian Sears.

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July 11 - Grace Hill wins Sand Tart at The Meadows

Grace Hill (Hunterton sold) got to perform after the track’s upgrade to "fast" and the daughter of Always B Miki-Western Silk took full advantage, roaring to the point with a quarter-pole move for driver Dexter Dunn and winning her second-straight PASS split, this one in 1:52.4. Congratulations to owner Tom Hill, Hamilton, ON, trainer R. Nifty Norman and driver Dexter Dunn.

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July 11 - Party Girl Hill - 1st at The Meadows in 1:51.1.

Party Girl Hill (Hunterton sold) finished first in the Adios Betty PASS 3 year old filly pace division at The Meadows. Congratulations to owner Tom Hill, Hamilton, ON, trainer Chris Ryder and driver Dexter Dunn.

 

July 11 - Tall Dark Stranger Strolls In ‘Pace’ Elim

Rushing to the lead past the quarter, 2-5 favourite Tall Dark Stranger (Hunterton born, raised and sold) fended off all challengers to take the lone $50,000 Meadowlands Pace elimination on Saturday (July 11). Over a damp track rated “good”, Tall Dark Stranger cleared command from Major Betts following a :26.1 first quarter. Capt Midnight, leaving from post 9, parked rounding the first turn and soon committed to grind uncovered towards the pacesetter. Papi Rob Hanover, away eighth early, angled off the pylons to catch Capt Midnight’s cover while Tall Dark Stranger rolled past a :54.4 half. Congratulations to owners Crawford Farms Racing, Syracuse, NY, Marvin Katz, Toronto, ON, Caviart Farms, Vienna, VA, Howard A Taylor, Philadelphia, PA, trainer Nancy Takter and driver Yannick Gingras.

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July 10 - Presto wins NJSS 2 Year Old Filly Div. at The Meadowlands

Longshot, 39-1 chance Presto (Hunterton raised and sold), upset the apple cart in 1:57 from off the pace. The winner is a daughter of Trixton-Susies Magic. Congratulations to owner Brixton Medical Inc, Matawan, NJ, trainer and driver Ake Svanstedt.

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July 10 - Forbidden Trade - 1st at the Meadowlands in 1:52.

Forbidden Trade (Hunterton bred, raised, sold) finished first in non-winners at the Meadowlands. Congratulations to owner Determination Stable, trainer Luc Blais and driver Scott Zeron.

 

July 7 - Hunterton raised and sold Hev Livvy Blows Away Preferred

Sweeping to the front before the half, Hey Livvy scooted clear of her competition to record an open-length victory in the $36,000 Preferred Handicap at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Tuesday (July 7). Congratulations to owners Blue Chip Bloodstock Inc., Wallkill-Ellen F Ott, Buffalo, NY-Trevor S Henry, Arthur, ON, trainer Jeff Gillis and driver Trevor Henry.

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July 6 - Southern Mazzarati wins Pennsylvania All Stars 2 Year Old Colts & Geldings at  The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono

Southern Mazzarati (Hunterton raised and sold), rewarded his backers with an 11-1 payoff. The Southwind Frank colt out of Alix Hall (dam of the $900,000-plus winner Flex The Muscle) got the lead at the quarter under Andrew McCarthy’s handling, would rate a 1:00 middle half, then sprinted home in :28.4 to complete a 1:58.2 mile that saw Arnold N Dicky 1-1/2 lengths in back of him at the wire. The Lucas Wallin pupil is co-owned by his trainer, Mazza Racing Stables, and Stormi And Bruiser Stable.

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July 6 - Hunterton sold Odds On Athens wins at Northfield Park

Odds On Athens comes in first in the Buckeye Stallion Series 3 year old fillies div. at Northfield Park. Congratulations to owners Odds On Racing, Boca Raton, FL, trainer Melanie Wrenn  and driver Peter Wrenn.

 

July 4 - Hunterton born and raised Perron wins OSS 2 Year Old Colts and Geldings at Northfield

Perron proved to be much the best as the 6-5 favorite for driver Ronnie Wrenn Jr. in the final OSS division for trotting colts and geldings, stopping the timer in 1:58.4. The son of My MVP-Long Island Tea is trained by Chris Beaver for Steve Stewart, David Wright, Greg Wilcoxen and Kevin Doherty.

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July 4 - Hunterton born, raised and sold Hypnotic AM sparkles in Empire Breeders Classic at Vernon Downs

Vernon Downs played host to a July 4th spectacular on Saturday, featuring three Empire Breeders Classic races for sophomore trotters. Also on hand was two divisions of the New York Sire Stakes for freshman pacing fillies. These five races combined for more than half a million dollars in purse money.

 

Hypnotic AM (Brian Sears) captured the $207,250 EBC for 3-year-old trotting fillies. Congratulations to owner Courant Inc., trainer Marcus Melander and driver Brian Sears.

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July 4 - Hunterton born, raised and sold Crucial wins the Currier & Ives 3 YO Filly Trot at The Meadows

Crucial (post 1), a daughter of Father Patrick-Jolene Jolene who boasts a bankroll of $143,439 and a show finish in an International Stallion Series split. Her win after a quarter-pole move signaled that she might be ready for more. “She had a class edge on these horses for sure,” Gingras said. “She’s grown since last year, of course, and she’s stronger. I thought she was very professional today.” Congratulations to owners Burke Racing Stable Llc, Fredericktown, PA-W J Donovan- Jandt Silva Purnel & Libb, Delray Beach, FL- Weaver Bruscemi Llc, Canonsburg, PA, trainer Ron Burke and driver Yannick Gingras.

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June 30 - Hunterton raised and sold Hev Livvy rallies for career-best victory in Mohawk Preferred

The speedy 5-year-old mare Hev Livvy continued her recent hot streak by stepping up to capture a loaded edition of the $26,280 Preferred Trot on Monday night (June 29) at Woodbine Mohawk Park.

 

An accomplished field of 10 lined up for the top-level trot with Ben Baillargeon’s duo of Musical Rhythm and P L Jill carrying favorite status, while Hambletonian winners Forbidden Trade and Marion Marauder were also in the field. Congratulations to owners Blue Chip Bloodstock Inc., Wallkill-Ellen F Ott, Buffalo, NY-Trevor S Henry, Arthur, ON, trainer Jeff Gillis and driver Trevor Henry.

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March 7 - Evident Beauty Sold, Retired

Trot Insider has learned that 2019 O'Brien Award winning trotter Evident Beauty has been retired and will begin her broodmare career with a new part owner. A daughter of Trixton - Struck By Lindy, Evident Beauty was campaigned through her two- and three-year-old seasons by trainer Richard 'Nifty' Norman for owners Mel Hartman of Ottawa, Ont., Jeff Gural's Little E LLC of New York, N.Y. and Rob & Wayne Giles' R A W Equine Inc. of Burlington, Ont. She compiled a record of 13 - 6 - 4 from 27 lifetime starts with $890,866 in purses and a mark of 1:52.2 taken at the Meadowlands in her final career start. Now, Evident Beauty is residing in Kentucky with her new part owner, Steve Stewart of Hunterton Farm. Stewart told Trot Insider that the deal to obtain a piece of the four-year-old actually began at a yearling sale in October.

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February 1 - Forbidden Trade - O'Brien Award winning Three-Year-Old Trotting Colt of the year!

There were no surprises in the Three-Year-Old Trotting Colt category as Hambletonian winner Forbidden Trade (Hunterton bred, raised, sold) took home the O’Brien, and was also recognized as Horse of the Year. The son of Kadabra, owned by Determination Stable, trained by Luc Blais and driven by Bob McClure, provided his connections with a season of thrills and memories last year, highlighted by his victory in the $1 million Hambletonian. He was a top Grand Circuit competitor, scoring eight victories and over $1 million in purse earnings. Some of his noteworthy wins included an elimination of the Goodtimes, three Ontario Sires Stakes Gold events and the Ontario Sires Stakes Super Final, his final win on the season.  But it was a Saturday afternoon on August 3 at The Meadowlands where his most coveted win came as Bob McClure guided him to a masterful victory in trotting’s Holy Grail in a lifetime best 1:51, providing his connections with one of their greatest career achievements.

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February 1 - Tall Dark Stranger - O'Brien Award winning Two-Year-Old Pacing Colt of the year!

Hunterton sold, Tall Dark Stranger was the country’s choice as Two-Year-Old Pacing Colt of the Year.  The son of past O'Brien Award winners Bettors Delight and Precocious Beauty won eight of nine races and more than $936,000 in earnings. His stakes victories included a leg of the Dream Maker, two Ontario Sires Stakes, a sweep of the Metro Pace, the International Stallion Stake and the Breeders Crown Championship.

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November 15 - Thru The Wickets takes Harvest finals

Hunterton born, raised, sold, Thru The Wickets and Lady Driver took home the gold in Thursday evening’s (Nov. 14) Harvest Series finals at Woodbine Mohawk Park. The C$47,500 final for trotting fillies and C$50,200 final for pacing fillies wrapped up the three-week event for Ontario sired three-year-old fillies. Congratualtions to owners Thomas A Rankin and Elizabeth C Rankin, St Catharines, ON, trainer Shane Weber and driver Trevor Henry.

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October 26 - Papi Rob Hanover disqualified; Tall Dark Stranger claims Breeders Crown

The $600,000 Breeders Crown 2-year-old colt pace was expected to be a battle between elimination winner Papi Rob Hanover and Metro winner Tall Dark Stranger. That the two crossed the wire that way was just the beginning of a story that changed radically after the finish.

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October 13 - Haveoneforme wins OSS Super Final at Woodbine Standardbred At Mohawk

New Jersey-based driver Dexter Dunn made his first Super Final appearance on Saturday and guided three horses to victory.

In the three-year-old trotting filly showdown, which kicked off the event, Dunn teamed Kadabra filly Haveoneforme to a two-length victory in 1:55.4 for trainer Richard “Nifty” Norman, Norman’s Enzed Racing Stable Inc. of Allentown, NJ and partners Melvin Hartman of Ottawa, ON and Little E LLC of New York, NY.

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October 12 - Forbidden Trade Trounces Foes

Hambletonian winner Forbidden Trade raced patiently through the mile and trotted past his competition in the stretch to take the Ontario Sires Stakes (OSS) Super Final for three-year-old trotting colts on Saturday, Oct. 12 at Woodbine Mohawk Park.

 

Owned by Determination, Forbidden Trade won his eighth race from 13 starts this season—surpassing $1 million in earnings on the year—and his 15th from 24 overall, earning $1,371,627.

Hunterton Farm sells Forbidden Trade’s full sister Illicit Funds (Hip 56) in Harrisburg on November 4.

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October 5 - Tall Dark Stranger, remains undefeated at Red Mile

Metro Pace winner Hunterton born, raised, sold, Tall Dark Stranger collected his seventh consecutive victory to maintain his perfect record in 1:50 in the third of four divisions for the $275,000 Betting Line International Stallion Stakes, sponsored by the Betting Line Syndicate and Hanover Shoe Farms, on Saturday (Oct. 5) at Red Mile. Congrtaulations to owners Crawford Farms Racing, Syracuse, NY, Marvin Katz, Toronto, ON, Caviart Farms, Vienna, VA, Howard A Taylor, Philadelphia, PA, trainer Nancy Johansson and driver Yannick Gingras.

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October 4 - Sherry Lyns Lady lunged off cover to take the International Stallion Stake 2 YO Fillies at The Red Mile

Sent the 6-5 favorite, Hunterton born, raised, sold, Sherry Lyns Lady raced fourth to a :28.3 opening quarter as the other 6-5 choice Senorita Rita headed the helm into the backstretch. Panem, caught wide around the first turn, continued to race uncovered while stalled wide of Sherry Lyns Lady through a :56.1 half. Congratulations to owner Coyote Wynd Farms, Vancouver, BC and trainer Jim Campbell and driver Tim Tetrick.

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September 29 - American Mercury wins the Bluegrass Series #44 3YO Colts and Geldings at The Red Mile

Hunterton born, raised, sold, American Mercury motored off a pocket trip to a 1:49.3 victory in the second division of the Captaintreacherous. Driver Tyler Buter pushed for the front with American Mercury heading to the first turn but yielded command to Can’t Beach That after a :27 first quarter. American Mercury stayed in the pocket through a :55 half and three-quarters in 1:23.3 while Can’t Beach That endured far-turn pressure from De Los Cielos Deo. But De Los Cielos Deo faltered into the stretch, leaving room for American Mercury to slingshot from the pocket and to the lead through the stretch. He hit the finish two lengths better than Fabrice Hanover, who tracked De Los Cielos Deo’s cover for second, with Can’t Beach That finishing third. Congratulations to owners Crawford Farms Racing, Northfork Racing Stable, Chris Pompey, and Scott Bice, trainer Chris Oakes and driver Tyler Buter.

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September 26 - Mohawk Park - Forbidden Trade Wins OSS Gold and is Leading OSS 3yo Colt Trotter

Hunterton born, raised, sold, and Hambletonian winner Forbidden Trade captures OSS Gold. Starting from Post 7 Forbidden Trade and driver Bob McClure powered away from the gate and took command just past the :27.1 quarter. Through a :56.2 and 1:25 three-quarters the duo were unchallenged and a sharp :27.2 final quarter sealed the deal. Forbidden Trade hit the wire one and three-quarter lengths ahead of early leader Manatlas in 1:52.2. McClure steers Forbidden Trade for trainer Luc Blais of Campbellville, ON and owner Determination of Montreal, QC. Prior to his Canadian Trotting Classic result Forbidden Trade had finished no worse than third and he now boasts a sophomore record of seven wins, three seconds and one third in 12 starts for earnings of $958,691.

Hunterton Farm sells Forbidden Trade’s full sister Illicit Funds (Hip 56) in Harrisburg on November 4.

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September 22 - Hunterton Sold Tall Dark Stranger stands tall in the Metro

Undefeated Tall Dark Stranger delivered the first Metro win for trainer Nancy Johansson and driver Yannick Gingras with a 1:49.1 stakes record in the $750,000 final Metro Pace at Woodbine Mohawk Park. The son of Bettors Delight–Precocious Beauty angled from the two-hole and cruised home in :27,giving his driver Yannick Gingras and trainer Nancy Johansson each their first victory in harness racing's richest race for 2-year-olds. Congratulations to owners Crawford Farms Racing, Marvin Katz, Caviart Farms and Howard Taylor, trainer Nancy Johansson and driver Yannick Gingras.

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September 20 - Hunterton Bred, Raised and Sold - Sherry Lyns Lady wins

Favorite Sherry Lyns Lady and Tim Tetrick battled back to nose out Rock Swan, driven by his brother, Trace, to take the $215,000 Kentuckiana Stallion Management stake for freshman filly trotters in a time of 1:54.2. Crucial
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also bred, raised and sold by Hunterton Farm) rounded out the trifecta. Trained by Jim Campbell for Coyote Wynd Farms, the victory was the second in nine outings for the Father Patrick 2 year old.

 

September 17 - Woodside Charm purchased by Hunterton group

Lexington, KY — World champion Woodside Charm 2,1:53f ($531,658), winner of the 2018 Breeders Crown for 2-year-old filly trotters, has been sold to Hunterton Farm’s Steve Stewart and partners. Bloodstock agent Ernie Martinez put together the sale.

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September 15 - Hunterton Raise and Sold Bange Bi wins the KYSS consolation 2 YO Fillies at The Red MIle

Bange Bi, trained by Trent Stohler, sat third to the quarter as Jasmine Volo and Shape Shifter battled through a :28.4 opening panel. Gingras then brushed the Manofmanymissions filly to the top and withstood a first-over bid from 3-2 favorite Heaven after a :57.3 half and through three-quarters in 1:27.2.

 

Owned by Trent Stohler Stable Inc., Stately Gaits Stable, James Bafia and Hen-Shaut Stable, Bange Bi won her second race from five starts, earning $38,400.

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September 14 - Hypnotic Am wins New York Sire Stakes finals division during the Night of Champions at Batavia Downs

Two stake and three track records were rewritten during the night led by two-year-old trotting Hunterton born, raised and sold filly  Hypnotic AM (Chapter Seven-Daydream AM S) who remained undefeated in 2019 and now sporting a seven-race winning streak.

 

Hypnotic AM (Brian Sears) tucked in second for just a moment before coming back out and taking the lead by the quarter in a soft :29. She was just cruising on the lead past the half and to three-quarters while Sevntimesalady (Ake Svanstedt) moved into position behind her and tried to keep up around the turn for a stretch run. In the lane Hypnotic AM was trotting up a storm and had no intentions of letting anyone get near her. Sears sat chilly with the whip on his shoulder while Hypnotic AM pulled away to an easy three-length victory in 1:57.1. Congratulations to owner Courant Inc., trainer Marcus Melander and driver Brian Sears.

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September 4 - Hunterton born, raised and sold Hypnotic Am remains perfect with NYSS triumph

Saratoga Springs, NY — There were two divisions of the New York Sire Stakes for 2-year-old filly trotters contested on Wednesday (Sept. 4) at Saratoga Casino Hotel and the favorites dominated the action.

 

Hypnotic Am (Chapter Seven-Daydream Am S) has been simply sensational in her freshman season and on Wednesday, the Marcus Melander trainee remained undefeated. Hypnotic Am was squaring off against another terrific 2-year-old in her $76,750 division of the NYSS. Something had to give as both she and opponent Love A Good Story (Andy Miller) came in undefeated. Congratulations to owner Courant Inc., trainer Marcus Melander and driver Brian Sears

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September 1 - Hunterton sold Moneyman Hill wins a 1:50.4 victory to take the KYSS division for frosh pacing colts.

The Somebeachsomewhere-Beyonce Blue Chip colt raced third as Roll With Jr ripped to the front before a :26.3 first quarter. Pocket-sitter Its Showtime went off stride approaching the backstretch, giving the pocket to Moneyman Hill as the odds-on favorite stalked the pacesetter through a :54.4 half and through three-quarters in 1:24.1. Moneyman Hill slipped from the pocket through the stretch and zipped to a 4-1/2 length victory. A homebred for Tom Hill, Moneyman Hill won his second race from six starts, earning $49,730. He paid $3.40 to win. Congratulations to owner Tom Hill, Hamilton, ON, trainer Brian Brown and driver Scott Zeron.

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September 1 - Hunterton born, raised and sold Baby Your The Best 1st in the KYSS - 2 YO Fillies at The Red Mile.

Baby Your The Best survived a first-half sprint to take the sole KYSS dash for frosh pacing fillies as the 1-9 favorite with a 1:51.3 mile. The Linda Toscano trainee sparred around the first turn with stablemate Shining Beauty, who was parked to a :26.4 first quarter when leaving from post 10. Shining Beauty promptly retreated into the backside while Baby Your The Best maintained her speed while chased by pocket-sitter Gai Waterhouse through a :53.1 half. Driver David Miller rationed the Captaintreacherous-Dolphins Can Talk filly’s speed rounding the final turn — passing three-quarters in 1:23.1 — and turned away a pocket-popping bid from Gai Waterhouse to win by 1-1/4 lengths. Blood Red rushed from off the pace to take third. Congrtaulations to owners Richard P Young, Boca Raton, Joanne Young, Coconut Creek, FL, trainer Linda Toscano and driver David Miller.

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September 1 - Hunterton  sold Tall Dark Stranger romps to second Gold win.

On a big Saturday night (Aug. 31) of stakes racing at Woodbine Mohawk Park, Ontario’s top 2-year-old pacing colts delivered a trio of impressive performances in Gold Series action. The quickest mile of the three C$73,000 divisions was clocked by Tall Dark Stranger, who matched his personal best with a 1:51.1 effort. Congrtaulations to owners Crawford Farms Racing, Syracuse, NY, Marvin Katz, Toronto, ON, Caviart Farms, Vienna, VA, Howard A Taylor, Philadelphia, PA, trainer Nancy Johansson and driver Yannick Gingras.

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August 31 - Hunterton born, raised and sold, American Mercury wins $500,000 Messenger Stake at Yonkers.

After taking control and leading through fractions of :27, :55.3, and 1:23.3, Bettor’s Wish (Dexter Dunn) was outlasted by an inside push to the wire by American Mercury (Tyler Buter) in a time of 1:51.3. U S Captain was a very game third after a first-over trip.

Congratulations to owners Crawford Farms Racing, Northfork Racing Stable, Chris Pompey, and Scott Bice, trainer Chris Oakes and driver Tyler Buter.

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August 22 - Hunterton born, raised and sold Baby Your The Best 1st in the KYSS - 2 YO Fillies at The Red Mile.

Baby Your The Best swept to the front moving towards the final turn and cruised clear to a 1:52.2 victory in the first of two KYSS splits for 2-year-old pacing fillies. Congrtaulations to owners Richard P Young, Boca Raton, Joanne Young, Coconut Creek, FL, trainer Linda Toscano and driver David Miller.

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August 22 - Hunterton born, raised and sold Hypnotic AM 1st in the $154,600 Pat Quaglietta Trot NYSS 2 YO Fillies at Yonkers Raceway.

For Hypnotic AM, a homebred Chapter Seven filly trained by Marcus Melander for owner Courant Inc., she’s now five-for-five to begin her career, never once going off at odds higher than 1-2. The exacta paid $3.80, the triple returned $50 and the superfecta paid $157.50.

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August 12 - Hunterton born, raised and sold Forbidden Trade wins second OSS Gold Series.

Hambletonian champion Forbidden Trade returned to Ontario Sires Stakes action at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Monday evening and pushed his lifetime earnings over $1 million with his second Gold Series win of the season. Congratulations to owner Serge Godin’s Determination Stable, trainer Luc Blais and driver Bob McClure.

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August 10 - Hunterton's born, raised and sold, Livinonthedash was victorious in one of the feature NY Sire Stakes at Saratoga

Erv Miller’s Livinonthedash (Muscle Mass-Sunshine Glide-Master Glide) had one rival scratched so he ultimately started from post seven. The talented trotter came from well off the pace to win his previous start at Yonkers and got away last in his Saratoga debut on Saturday. Patient Marcus Miller piloting paid off and the super-sophomore came charging hard in the stretch to complete his last-to-first move, stopping the timer in 1:55.4 to be the fastest of the stakes winners on the card. Congratulations to owners Ervin Miller Stable Inc, New Egypt, NJ-David M Prushnok, Punxsutawney, PA-Tangie L Massey, Debary, FL, trainer Erv Miller and driver Marcus Miller.

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August 3 - Hunterton born, raised and sold Forbidden Trade upsets in 94th Hambletonian.

Forbidden Trade, Canada’s champion 2-year-old showed the heart of a warrior to hold off 3-10 favorite Greenshoe by neck in a dramatic fight to the finish in the $1 million final on Saturday (Aug. 3).

 

And it was the first Hambletonian victory for the Canadian trio of owner Serge Godin’s Determination Stable, trainer Luc Blais and driver Bob McClure. Congratulations to all! Forbidden Trade's full sister Illicit Funds will be selling in the Harrisburg Yearling sale this fall.…..read the complete story

 

August 3 - 'Hypnotic' Performance In Doherty Memorial.

A picture of perfection in four starts thus far, trotting Hunterton born, raised and sold filly Hypnotic AM dazzled in her biggest test to date -- the $310,700 James Doherty Memorial on 2019 Hambletonian Day at The Meadowlands.

 

The public choice at 3/5, Hypnotic AM settled away in fourth as Solsbury Hill (Scott Zeron) and Hello Tomorrow (David Miller) took turns on the lead through a :27.1 opening quarter. Crucial (Yannick Gingras) looped to the lead from third, stretched out while hitting the half in :55.4. Congratulations to owner Courant Inc., trainer Marcus Melander and driver Brian Sears.

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July 28 - Winnerup, Livinonthedash divide Yonkers’ $170,500 NYSS Milt Taylor Trot.

Winnerup (Trond Smedshammer, $5.80) and Hunterton born, raised and sold Livinonthedash (Marcus Miller, $2.20) proved best Saturday night (July 27), dividing Yonkers Raceway $170,500 New York Sire Stakes Milt Taylor Trot for 3-year-old colts and geldings. Congratulations to owners Ervin Miller Stable Inc, New Egypt, NJ-David M Prushnok, Punxsutawney, PA-Tangie L Massey, Debary, FL, trainer Erv Miller and driver Marcus Miller.

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July 27 - Hunterton born, raised and sold Back Splash sets a new track record of 1:54 at Scioto Downs.

Back Splash took the first of the trotting contests — setting a new track record of 1:54 in the process for driver Aaron Merriman and trainer Chris Beaver. Owned by Beaver, Don Robinson, Steve Zeehandelar and RBH Ventures, the Triumphant Caviar filly left no doubt she was much the best as she finished 1-1/2 lengths in front of the hard-trying 3-5 choice and stablemate Pure Chance (Jason Thompson). Aunt Percilla was third at 9-1 with Danny Noble at the lines..

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July 27 - Burke reaches 10,000-win plateau at Big M with Hunterton born, raised and sold Crucial.

In an elimination for the Jim Doherty Memorial for 2-year-old trotting fillies, Crucial, a daughter of Father Patrick-Jolene Jolene, gave Burke the victory that raised his lifetime win total to five figures by scoring in 1:54.3 and paying $6 for the stable’s go-to driver, Yannick Gingras. Congratulations to owners Burke Racing Stable Llc, Fredericktown, PA-W J Donovan- Jandt Silva Purnel & Libb, Delray Beach, FL- Weaver Bruscemi Llc, Canonsburg, PA, trainer Ron Burke and driver Yannick Gingras.

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July 19 - Hunterton born, raised and sold, American Mercury wins at Vernon Downs in 1:49.4.

Trainer Chris Oakes swept both divisions of the NYSS as American Mercury (Tyler Buter) won the $59,800 second division. American Mercury ($2.90) took the lead just before hitting the first quarter. He controlled all the fractions (:26.4, :56.0, 1:23.3, 1:49.4). He is owned by Crawford Farms Racing, Northfork Racing Stable, Chris Pompey, and Scott Bice. Second Place finisher World On Edge (Matt Kakaley) tried to make a run in the stretch but never got close to American Mercury.

 

American Mercury is a 3-year-old gelding by American Ideal. He is five of his seven starts this season. He now has seven career victories but none faster than tonight’s 1:49.4.

 

July 19 - Burke, Gingras win three sire stakes at Harrah’s Philly Friday.

Trainer Ron Burke and driver Yannick Gingras victory was with the debutante Hunterton born, raised and sold, Crucial (Father Patrick-Jolene Jolene), who also raced on the lead, then was extended through the stretch by Word Of Honor. The latter popped out of the pocket at head stretch and fought hard only to miss by a nose, though Crucial was only under mild encouragement. The successful freshman, who had prepped with two winning qualifiers, is owned by much of the same team as Sister Sledge, Burke Racing Stable LLC and Weaver Bruscemi LLC, W J Donovan, and J&T Silva- Purnel & Libby.

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July 17 - Hunterton born and raised, Hypnotic AM’s track record headliner of Yonkers’ $156,000 NYSS Hugh Grant Trot

Hypnotic AM took down the track record at Yonkers on Tuesday night with an impressive NYSS victory, driven by Brian Sears. For Hypnotic AM, a homebred Chapter Seven ma’am trained by Marcus Melander for owner Courant Inc., she’s started out 2-for-2 after another blowout NYSS win (in identical times).

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July 13 - Hunterton born and raised Best In Show’s Meadowlands Pace upset caps dream week for Toscano

On Sunday evening (July 7), the trainer gave a gracious acceptance speech at her induction into the Harness Racing Hall of Fame in Goshen, N.Y., and on Saturday night (July 13), she stood in the winner’s circle after Best In Show pulled a 27-1 upset in the $682,650 Crawford Farms Meadowlands Pace.

 

In a thrilling finish, Best In Show slipped through an opening on the rail to defeat his more heralded rivals. He got up by a head over Bettor’s Wish, the brave first-over challenger who couldn’t have raced much better. Congratulations to owners Richard Young of Boca Raton, FL and Joanne Young of Coconut Creek, FL, trainer Linda Toscano and driver Brian Sears.

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July 3 - Fashion Hill breaks Buffalo mark in NYSS win

Hunterton raised, Fashion Hill took advantage of an unusual circumstance and it ended up helping her shatter the Buffalo Raceway 2-year-old filly pacing track record with a 1:55.3 victory in the first $54,000 division of the New York Sire Stakes on Wednesday night (July 3). She crushed the old standard of 1:56.2 established in 2016 by She’s A Billionair. Congratulations to owner Tom Hill, Hamilton, ON and trainer Chris Oakes and driver Tyler Buter.

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July 2 - Sherry Lyns Lady trots National Season’s best 1:56 in PASS at the Meadows

Hunterton born, raised and sold, Sherry Lyns Lady quarter-poled to the front and triumphed easily in 1:56, fastest this year by a freshman filly trotter on a five-eighths-mile track, in Tuesday’s (July 2) $190,900 Pennsylvania Sires Stake at The Meadows. Congratulations to owner Coyote Wynd Farms, Vancouver, BC and trainer Jim Campbell and driver Tim Tetrick.

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June 26 - Hunterton born, raised and sold Livinonthedash wins the $165,499 Dick McGuire Trot NYSS at Yonkers Raceway

For rank outsider Livinonthedash, a Muscle Mass colt (unraced at 2) co-owned by trainer Erv Miller, David Prushnok and Tangie Massey, it was his fifth win in nine seasonal starts. The exacta paid $74.50, the triple paid $560 and the superfecta paid $1,086.

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June 24 - Forbidden Trade takes OSS Gold

In the first $107,200 division driver Bob McClure eased favourite Forbidden Trade away from Post 1 and was content to watch from seventh as Cool Clifford and Dream Nation battled to a :27.1 opening quarter. The favourites were still sitting seventh when Dream Nation hit the half in :56.3 and, although in the outer lane, they remained in seventh as the pacesetter reached the three-quarters in 1:25.

 

Once Forbidden Trade had a clear look at the wire however, the Kadabra colt shifted into another gear and reeled off a :26.3 final quarter, reaching the wire one and one-quarter lengths on top in 1:53.1.Congratulations to owner Determination and trainer Luc Blais and driver Bob McClure.

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June 18 2019 - Fashion Hill fastest pacing filly at Harrah’s Philadelphia: 1:55.2!

The fastest of six races for pacing fillies was recorded in 1:55.2, a time achieved by the American Ideal – Taxi Fare Hanover miss Fashion Hill, who is a full sister to the developing star Turbo Hill. Hunterton raised, Fashion Hill and driver Andrew McCarthy raced on the engine and finished strong (:56.4 - :27.4) for trainer Robert Cleary and owner/breeder Tom Hill.

 

June 15 2019 - Breakfast with the Babies

Hunterton raised Trotting colts got underway in the seventh race at the Meadowlands where the camera could not separate a closing Hellbent For AM (Sears) and mile cutter Legion Of Honor (Andy McCarthy) as they crossed the wire, resulting in a dead heat in 1:56 / :27.3. Hellbent For AM is an Anders Strom via Courant Inc homebred trained in the Melander barn while Legion Of Honor was a $150,000 LSYS purchase by Mario Mazzafrom breeders Steve Stewart and John Carver with Lucas Wallin doing the training.

 

June 15 2019 - Hunterton born, raised,and sold - Pilot Discretion wins Goodtimes

Tony Alagna-trainee Pilot Discretion soared by a pair of dueling leaders to remain unbeaten in six starts with a 1:52.4 mile in the C$247,000 Goodtimes final on Saturday night (June 15) at Woodbine Mohawk Park.

Congratulations to owners Robert LeBlanc, David Anderson and John Fodera, Pilot Discretion has now earned C$164,500 from his six starts — two as a freshman and four as a sophomore.

 

Finishing second in the Goodtimes, Forbidden Trade (br,c,3 - Kadabra-Pure Ivory-Striking Sahbra) Hunterton born, raised,and sold. Congratulations to owner Determination and trainer Luc Blais and driver Bob McClure.

 

June 5 2019 - Hunterton born, raised and sold, 'Mercury' Heats Up In NYSS

American Mercury ($6.50) overcame the outside post at the start, then overwhelmed Major March in the stretch to win the $118,800 New York Sire Stakes event for three-year-old pacing colts and geldings at Buffalo Raceway on Wednesday night (June 5). Congratulations to owners Crawford Farms, Northfork Racing Stable, Chuck Pompey and Scott Bice.

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May 30 2019 - Hunterton born and raised Best In Show takes Toscano back to the main stage

Milton, ON — Trainer Linda Toscano is hoping she’s headed towards the top of harness racing’s “glamour boys” division as she sends out the morning-line favorite Best In Show - BETTOR'S DELIGHT - PUT On A Show p, 3, 1:50.3S ($84,163), owners Richard Young of Boca Raton, FL and Joanne Young of Coconut Creek, FL, in the second division of the C$160,000 Somebeachsomewhere Stakes on Saturday (June 1) at Woodbine Mohawk Park.

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May 27 2019 - Odds On Boca Raton is now perfect in two Stallion Series starts at Harrah’s Philadelphia

Driver Eric Carlson had another Stallion Series winner, this one part of a series training triple for Tony Alagna, Hunterton born, raised and sold, Odds On Boca Raton - CAPTAINTREACHEROUS - CAPTIVA ISLAND P, 3, 1:51.1F  ($65,082), who is now perfect in two Stallion Series starts after a 1:52.1 victory. Odds On Boca Raton went right to the top and discouraged all other challengers, finishing a length to the good of Stienams Beach for Odds On Racing.

 

May 26 2019 - Leg 2 of NJSS completed at The Meadowlands

Hunterton  raised, Mollydooker - GREAT VINTAGE - Fox VALLEY ZENA p, 2, 1:54.0M ($109,750) came out on top for driver Andrew McCarthy and trainer Tony Alagna.  Mollydooker, daughter of Great Vintage, nosed out the competition in 1:57 with the last quarter in 29.4.  Love Love Me Too was a close second with Hurrikanesky coming in third. Mollydooker is owned by Visionary Breeders LLC and has earned $69,750 for them, lifetime.

 

May 26 2019 - American Mercury wins a division of the NYSS at Saratoga Casino Hotel

There were three divisions of over $58,000 in stakes competition and trainer Chris Oakes and driver Tyler Buter stole the show. Buter won four consecutive races at one point on the card including three for Oakes. Two of their victories came in the “big time” Sire Stake races as Shake That House (American Ideal-Shake That Junk-Camluck) and American Mercury (American Ideal-Tessa Hanover-Somebeachsomewhere) scored impressive wins on the matinee card. Congratulations to American Mercury’s owners Crawford Farms Racing, Syracuse, NY, Northfork Racing Stable, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Chuck Pompey, Archbald, PA and Scott S Bice, Whitby, ON.

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May 25 2019 - Hunterton born and raised Best In Show wins OSS Gold division with a three-quarter lengths victory in 1:50.3

In the first division driver Bob McClure sent Best In Show to the front from post 6 and the colt cruised through fractions of :27, :55.3 and 1:23.2 on his way to a three-quarter lengths victory in 1:50.3. Bronx Seelster charged late but could not reel in the pacesetter and settled for second while favourite Stag Party was three lengths back in third. Congratulations to owners Richard Young of Boca Raton, FL and Joanne Young of Coconut Creek, FL.

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May 19 2019 - Odds On Boca Raton wins a division of the Stallion Series at Pocono

Hunterton born, raised and sold, Captaintreacherous colt Odds On Boca Raton had the biggest win margin in the Stallion Series competition, coming home first by four lengths in 1:51.1 for driver Andrew McCarthy. The Tony Alagna trainee races for Odds On Racing.

 

May 18 2019 - In A Single Bound slides to Saratoga win

Racing from the pocket, In A Single Bound bolted through the open stretch to collar pacesetter Mar Nien A in 1:51.3 to take the $15,000 Open Pace on Saturday, May 18 at Saratoga Casino Hotel.

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May 17 2019 - Hunterton born, raised and sold, Queen Of Trixs wins division of NJSS

The Lucas Wallin-trained Queen Of Trixs took the NJSS division in 1:55.4 for driver Andy McCarthy at odds of 6-1. Congratulations to owner, Mario T Mazza of New Hope, PA.

 

May 11 2019 - Yonkers - As Time Goes By wins a division of the $92,100 W.N. Reynolds Pace

Hunterton born, raised and sold, As Time Goes By went by tiring odds-on fave Art Lecture in a life-best 1:54.3, winning her $21,550 event. The Captaintreacherous miss is trained Julie Miller for co-owners Willow Oak Ranch and Andy Miller Stable.

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May 7 2019 - Outburst sets standalone world record for an aged gelding on a half-mile track.

In the $16,000 Open Trot (Race 2), the Ron Burke-trained and Chris Page-driven Outburst flew to the top from Post 5, cut all the fractions (:27.1, :55.4, 1:24) and went on to post a three and a half-length victory in 1:53 for owners Burke Racing Stable LLC (of Fredericktown, PA) and Weaver Bruscemi LLC (Canonsburg, PA)..

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April 29 2019 - Forbidden Trade Qualifies at Mohawk

Yonkers Racetrack regular Dan Dube, who has won more than 9,000 career races and driven his mounts to over $121 million in purse earnings, made the trek to Mohawk on Monday to get up behind Forbidden Trade.

Forbidden Trade took to the track for the second race on docket, which saw winds push the starters into the first turn and home through the stretch.

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April 26 2019 - The Meadowlands

Born and raised and sold by Hunterton Farms, Guaranteed (Muscle Hill - Beauty Of Gray) bc 3, 1:53.4 wins his first start of 2019 for owners, Michael and Wiliam Pozefsky, Myron Ekstein, driver Tim Tetrick, trainer Linda Toscano.

April 17 2019 - Goshen, NYHunterton Farm Mares to Living Horse Hall of Fame
The Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame has announced the two broodmares that will be inducted into the Living Horse Hall of Fame on July 7 in Goshen, N.Y.
The Living Horse Hall of Fame Committee recently voted for broodmares using the criteria implemented in 2018. Eligible mares for consideration are producers of two Dan Patch Award winners, two millionaires or one Dan Patch and one millionaire, or those nominated by a committee member.

The committee members voted to elect Graceful Touch (She is currently owned by Steve Stewart, Black Creek Farm and Maumee River Stables) and Southwind Serena. She is currently owned by Steve Stewart, Black Creek Farm and Andrea Lea Racing Stables.
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Feb 2 2019 - Hunterton Farm Breeder of 2 O'Brien Award winners
Forbidden Trade
was voted Two-Year-Old Trotting Colt of the Year. The son of Kadabra won seven races and $300,000, including his Ontario Sires Stakes Super Final and four additional OSS events.

Older Pacing Mare honors went to
Exhilarated, who started 44 times from January through December while winning 11 races and $211,000 in purse money. The Carmen Auciello trainee was a regular competitor in the Fillies and Mares Preferred ranks at Woodbine Mohawk Park.

Jan. 22 2019
Forbidden Trade - Kadabra - Pure Ivory 2016 , 2, 1:56.2S   ($236,244)
is an O'Brien award finalist. Owned by Determination, Montreal, QC, Forbidden Trade was bred, raised and sold by Hunterton Farm. O'Brien Awards winners will be announced Feb. 2 2019.

Jan. 18 2019
Trolley - Donato Hanover - Lakeside Pride 2013 , 4, 1:51.4M   ($313,459)  wins the Preferred at the Meadowlands. This is his 2nd win in 2 starts in 2019. 
Muscle Diamond - Muscle HIll - Windylane Hanover 2012 , 6, 1:50.1M   ($785,699) finishes 2nd also in the Preferred.

Dec. 28 2018
The United States Harness Writers announced the winners of the Breeder of the Year and Top Broodmares of the Year.
Southwind Serena, a Varenne mare owned by Steve Stewart, Black Creek Farm, and Andrea Lea Racing Stables Inc., was recognized because of the exploits of trotter Tactical Landing.

Dec. 3 2018
Tactical Landing  2015, 3, 1:50.2M   ($812,300) Muscle Hill - Southwind Serena - Varenne
Bred, raised, and sold by Hunterton Farm has been retired to stud at  Southwind Farms.
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