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Cane Pace draws eight entrants; all go to Final

on 08/21/2013 2:00 AM
Tioga Downs held the draw for the Cane Pace eliminations on Wednesday morning (August 21) and when the box closed on the sophomore pacers at 9:00am sharp, only eight had declared. No eliminations will be necessary and all eight including sophomore standout Captaintreacherous will go straight to the final on Monday, September 2nd (Labor Day) with a post time of 1:30pm. Captaintreachero...
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Grand Circuit action highlights Hoosier card

on 08/21/2013 2:00 AM
A pair of the sport’s top freshman filly trotters were showcased at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Wednesday, August 20 with two $108,050 divisions of the Kentuckiana Stallion Management Stakes highlighting the evening’s 13-race card. Andi’s Alana made her home state proud in her first start against open company as she romped home a winner in the opening division of the stakes ac...
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Summertime Lea a busy filly, wins NYSS in 1:53

on 08/21/2013 2:00 AM
Summertime Lea, Social Scene, Winbak Heavenly and Springforth led the New York Sires Stakes 3-year-old filly pacer parade at Batavia Downs Wednesday night.   Social Scene ($3.60) was sitting fourth behind pacesetting Cheyenne Miriam (Simon Allard) through a leisurely half of :59 in the second division worth $42,679. Social Scene (American Ideal-On The Catwalk) and George Brennan...
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Cooler Schooner fastest 2YO trotter ever--1:51.3

on 08/21/2013 2:00 AM
It was clear sailing for the freshman filly trotter Cooler Schooner in the fourthh and final division of the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs on Wednesday night. With John Campbell at the helm, the daughter of Broadway Hall-Pine Schooner breezed through panels of :26.4, :54.4 and 1:23.2 before stopping the teletimer in an eye-popping 1:51.3 to win by 1 ½ lengths. Merrie...
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Windsong Jack 1:49.4 OSS winner at Mohawk

on 08/20/2013 2:00 AM
Dave Menary trainees swept both 3-year-old pacing colt Gold Series divisions at Mohawk Racetrack on Monday evening. In the first $105,000 split, fan favorite Windsong Jack took control heading for the halfway marker and cruised home to a two length victory in a personal best 1:49.4. Billy Davis Jr. engineered the win, the Santanna Blue Chip gelding's first of the season. OK Fantastic and D...
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Alberta siring legend As Promised dies at 24

on 08/20/2013 2:00 AM
The cornerstone sire of Alberta's harness racing industry, the stallion As Promised, has passed away at the age of 24. For many years, As Promised excelled both on the racetrack and in the breeding shed.   Purchased by Keith Clark, Blaine Dickson, Robert Carswell, and Charles Campbell in 1990 at the Kentucky Standardbred Sale, the son of Abercrombie-Promised Princess was well-bred b...
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Vernon draws Wednesday for Saturday, Sunday

on 08/20/2013 2:00 AM
Vernon Downs will conduct a double draw on Wednesday, Aug. 21, for Saturday, Aug. 24 and Sunday, Aug. 25 races. The box will close at 9 AM. The race office phone is (315) 829-6825.   Chief among the events for the weekend are the $700,000 Zweig Memorial trot, open and filly divisions, which will be raced on Sunday along with the first leg of the 2013 Drivers' Championship.   The Ex...
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Albert Jeffers, stood studs with wife Mary Lea, dies

on 08/20/2013 2:00 AM
Albert L. Jeffers, 88, a noted philanthropist, horse breeder and retired attorney, died Aug. 10, 2013, in McAllen, Texas, after a long illness. Mr. Jeffers was born Feb. 12, 1925, in Duff, Ind. He attended school in Huntingburg and graduated from Bosse High School in Evansville. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1943-1946, earning his Dolphins, traveled through the Panama Canal on the sub tender...
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Jamieson gets Drivers' Championship exemption

on 08/20/2013 2:00 AM
Top Canadian driver Jody Jamieson has received the sponsor's exemption and will be the ninth and final competitor in the seventh annual Tioga/Vernon All-Star Drivers' Championship.   Jamieson will be competing in his third straight Drivers' Championship. He accomplished an unprecedented double in 2011 when he won both the Tioga/Vernon Drivers' Championship and the World Driving...
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Seekman seeks first Metro Pace victory

on 08/20/2013 2:00 AM
North America's top freshman pacing colts and geldings are about to thrust into the spotlight. The lucrative $700,000 Metro Pace is slated for Saturday night at Mohawk, but first, a trio of eliminations is required, Saturday at the Campbellville oval.   Illinois-based Joe Seekman has yet to win the rich classic and has a chance with top-ranked pacer Let's Drink On It, who has a...
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Bluffs Real Deal picking up where dam left off

on 08/20/2013 2:00 AM
Tony Domino Jr.'s Bluffs Real Deal ($3.60) earned her second straight victory Tuesday in the featured $11,200 conditioned pace for mares with a 1:53.3 win at Harrington Raceway. Trained by her owner, the 7-year-old McArdle mare set all the fractions in her narrow win over fast-closing Brickyard Nellie and Beechwood Diana. It was the fourth win of the year for Bluffs Real Deal, whose dam Call H...
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New Ontario Racing Commission member

on 08/20/2013 2:00 AM
Rod Seiling, Chair of the Ontario Racing Commission, has announced that Sandra J. Meyrick, BA, MSc, LLB of Toronto, Ontario, has been appointed by the Government of Ontario as a member of the ORC for a period of two years, effective Aug. 7, 2013. Ms. Meyrick is an experienced lawyer, adjudicator, community volunteer, and advocate for vulnerable members of the community. She served as an adjudi...
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Help needed for New Vocations fund-raiser

on 08/20/2013 2:00 AM
Items, services, and table sponsors are needed for the eighth annual Little Brown Jug benefit held in conjunction with the Pre-Jug party on Wednesday (Sept. 18). Proceeds go toward the retraining and placement of retired racehorses and the Delaware Co. Fair.   "We seriously need owners, breeders, trainers, drivers, racetracks, and those that benefit from racing, to help with this fu...
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Morrill sweeps NYSS 2YOCT at Yonkers

on 08/20/2013 2:00 AM
New York Sire Stakes hit town Tuesday night with Yonkers Raceway hosting the $283,574 Milt Taylor Trot for 2-year-old colts and geldings. With the event attracting just a dozen, it meant a pair of divisions going for a cool $141,787 each. That factoid suited driver Jim Morrill Jr. just fine, since he won 'em both.   The first event saw 3-10 favorite Crazzycrazzy (Brian Sea...
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Daniel Semalu wins Jack Campbell Memorial

on 08/19/2013 2:00 AM
Fans packed Clinton Raceway on Sunday (Aug. 18) for the half-mile oval's popular Legends Day program and the 2-year-old trotting colts did their part to entertain the masses in five Grassroots divisions. Solar Son and trotting specialist Trevor Ritchie clocked the fastest Grassroots mile, halting the Clinton teletimer at 2:03 in the seventh race. The Majestic Son gelding bested Southernfrie...
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Raceway has big Ohio Sires Stakes night

on 08/19/2013 2:00 AM
Raceway Park held an Ohio Sires Stakes extravanganza of sorts Sunday night (Aug. 18), with 8 of the 12 races on the card Sires Stakes for both sexes and gaits of 2 year olds.   The fastest of the winners was naturally a competitor in the 2-year-old pacing colt division. Rocket Beau, a son of 2001 Adios winner Pine Valley, won by a neck over Friskie Adam in 1:56.4. Chris Page drove R...
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"Team Captain" congratulates "Team Beach"

on 08/19/2013 2:00 AM
This past Saturday evening, Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs hosted more than $2 million worth of top quality races in their inaugural Super Stakes Saturday card. The event was well attended and very well done, providing some of the season's best racing.   One of the featured events, the $500,000 Battle of the Brandywine, resulted in an epic battle between a pair of colts by Somebeachsom...
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Harness racing on new Fox Sports 1 show

on 08/19/2013 2:00 AM
Harness racing fans in North America should be on alert to tune into America's newest sports network, Fox Sports 1 Monday at 5 p.m. (EDT).   The network launched on Saturday, Aug. 17, and will feature a new nightly sports discussion show (Monday-Friday) called "Crowd Goes Wild,” featuring long-time TV personality Regis Philbin.   The network is available to more than 9...
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KY court to hear Instant Racing case next week

on 08/19/2013 2:00 AM
The Louisville Courier-Journal has reported that the Kentucky Supreme Court will hear arguments over Instant Racing next week. It has been three years since Instant Racing was approved by the Kentucky Racing Commission, but legal challenges then were filed. Two tracks, Kentucky Downs and Ellis Park, began offering Instant Racing, but other tracks in the state have waited as the legality of the...
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Regis Philbin & crowd goes wild for Regis The Horse

on 08/19/2013 2:00 AM
The crowd went wild--literally--on Monday's debut of Crowd Goes Wild on the new Fox Sports 1 network as they and host Regis Philbin watched as Regis The Horse won the first race at Harrington Raceway. The 81-year-old Philbin was surprised midway through the one-hour show with the news that a 2-year-old pacer owned and trained by George Teague Jr. had been named in his honor and that he would b...
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