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Jason Dillander scores win 2,000 at Hoosier

on 06/21/2013 2:00 AM
Jason Dillander notched the 2,000th win of his career as he piloted Hannah Abbot to victory in the opening division of Indiana Silver Sire Stakes for three-year-old pacing fillies at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday, June 21. The 1:53.1 victory marked a lifetime best performance for the three-year-old daughter of Dave Panlone and career milestone for the 37-year-old reigns man. ...
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Tioga holds “Old Style” sulky race Friday night

on 06/21/2013 2:00 AM
Tioga Downs held its first "Old Style” sulky race on Friday night where the horses racing in the fourth race of the night were restricted to use older style sulkies which ended up being eight Tel-Star bikes. The race favorite, If I Didn’t Care (Greg Merton) didn’t care what race bike she was hooked to as Merton put If I Didn’t Care on the engine through fractions of 27.2, 56.3, and...
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Sears sweeps co-features at Yonkers

on 06/21/2013 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway's pair of Friday night $46,000 co-features Open Handicaps--for prim and proper pacers and everyone's-allowed trotters--were won by millionairess-in-waiting Krispy Apple (Brian Sears, $2.60) and Super Manning (Sears again, $5.20). The distaff derby, reduced to seven when scheduled inside starter Marie's Z Tam came up ill,  saw longshot Brownsville Bomber (Brent Holland...
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State breds shine in stakes at Balmoral

on 06/20/2013 2:00 AM
A trio of state-bred stakes featuring both trotters and pacers shared top billing on a busy Wednesday night at Balmoral Park. Kicking off the action were two-year-old filly pacers as a field of eight Illinois conceived and foaled youngsters battled in the $12,000 Incredible Tillie Stake. Toting home top honors in this event was James Collier’s Linda On My Mind, as th...
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Decline of revenue to PA Horse Fund continues

on 06/20/2013 2:00 AM
Warmer temperatures and the beginning of the summer race season were not enough to stave off the continued downward trend in racetrack casino slots revenues as another 2.8 percent decline was reported for the month of May, compared to the same month in 2012. The decrease in slots revenue caused funding for the state's Race Horse Development Fund -- which supports live horseracing and breeding ...
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Baby races Saturday at Meadowlands, Mohawk

on 06/20/2013 2:00 AM
Once again, baby races will be held at the Meadowlands on Saturday morning, June 22, beginning at 10 a.m., with 18 races. Among the rookies will be 12 offspring from the first crop of Muscle Hill, the 2009 Horse of the Year.   Mohawk Racetrack will also be busy Saturday morning as 24 baby races are scheduled. Included among the starters is a 17-horse troupe from the Bob McIntosh Sta...
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NY plans for casinos; Gural says he'll bid

on 06/20/2013 2:00 AM
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has reached a deal with lawmakers to license four Las Vegas-style casinos as a way to boost the state's upstate economy. Under New York law, casino gambling must be approved by the legislature in two consecutive sessions, and then passed by the public via referendum. Voters will have the final say in November. According to reports, Cuomo's plan calls for two round...
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New Weekend Preview now available!

on 06/20/2013 2:00 AM
It's a star-laden card that's on tap Saturday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs and the new Weekend Preview takes you inside all the action with interviews with trainers Steve Elliott and Deshawn Minor on Smoother Ride and Smilin Eli, who drew into separate eliminations of the Earl Beal Jr. Memorial for 3-year-old colt trotters. Also, a well-balanced group of 3-year-old filly pacers will...
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Lonewolf Currier ready for Hempt elim

on 06/20/2013 2:00 AM
From the number of phone calls trainer Kevin McDermott received following the Art Rooney Pace, one might have thought his horse, Lonewolf Currier, won the race. The colt finished second, but the way he did it got the attention of plenty of people. Lonewolf Currier rallied from last place in the eight-horse field by making up eight lengths in the stretch before finishing just a half-length s...
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Ronnie Wrenn Jr. drives 6 winners at Northfield

on 06/19/2013 2:00 AM
Ronnie Wrenn Jr. drove six winners on Tuesday (June 18) at Northfield Park. Wrenn's winners included Village Boss ($4.00) in race two, Friskie Town ($2.10) in race five, Rosebud-Sharkalert ($5.00) in race nine, Rare Commodity ($15.00) in race 10, Ridge Park ($3.60) in race 11 and Goin Home Ray ($11.20) in race 14. Twenty-six-year-old Wrenn started driving in 2008 and has since garnered 878 ...
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Larry Mallar dies at 73

on 06/19/2013 2:00 AM
Lawrence N. "Larry" Mallar, longtime race secretary at Roosevelt Raceway and later general manager of the Michigan Harness Horsemen's Association, died Wednesday, June 19, in Florida. He was 73. Mr. Mallar was born in Maine and graduated from American International College in Springfield, Mass. He saw duty as race secretary at Rockingham Park, Laurel Raceway, Foxboro Raceway, Scioto Downs, ...
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Wheeling N Dealin qualifies again--1:57.1

on 06/19/2013 2:00 AM
The Dustin Jones-trained Wheelin N Dealin continued to prep for his 2013 campaign by trotting his second qualifying mile of the season Wednesday morning (June 19 at Mohawk Racetrack. With regular pilot Sylvain Filion in the sulky, Wheeling N Dealin won by nine lengths, gate-to-wire, in 1:57.1.   Filion fired the three-year-old son of Cantab Hall out from post 6 and led by more th...
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Camels, ostriches headed to Big M/Tioga/Vernon

on 06/19/2013 2:00 AM
It will be a big weekend for camels and ostriches in New York and New Jersey as the exotic animals will be on the racetrack at Vernon Downs, the Meadowlands and Tioga Downs on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, respectively.   On Tuesday, June 18, the Meadowlands Racetrack held a camel and ostrich racing preview event with local sportscasters including Steve Overmyer of CBS2 and Dyro...
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Hoosier moves qualifiers from Saturday to Friday

on 06/19/2013 2:00 AM
Hoosier Park Racing & Casino has moved the regularly scheduled Saturday qualifiers to Friday, June 21 this week. The Friday qualifiers will follow the normal 10:00 a.m. post time. Entries for the Friday qualifiers can be made to the Hoosier Park race office by 1 p.m. on Thursday, June 20. Qualifiers will continue to follow a Wednesday and Saturday schedule throughout the remainder of th...
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Market Share to make his second 2013 start

on 06/19/2013 2:00 AM
Market Share, the New Jersey-sired son of Revenue, will step up to the starting line in the tenth race on Friday night, June 21, 2013 at the Meadowlands, facing nine others in the $50,000 TVG/Meadowlands Free for All Trot.  Points will be earned in the event, along with other designated races, to determine who advances to the $500,000 final on November 30 at the Meadowlands. Mar...
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Red Hot Herbie sets new Track Record at Hoosier

on 06/19/2013 2:00 AM
Red Hot Herbie, with Sam Widger at the lines, shattered a twelve-year-old track record for three-year-old trotting geldings when he powered home a winner in 1:55 at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Wednesday, June 19. The previous record was established by Major Digby and Dan Shetler in 2001 and then equaled in 2003 by Big Boy Josh and Charlie Conrad. Red Hot Herbie notched his second conse...
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Morrill and Oakes sweep Sire Stakes at Pocono

on 06/19/2013 2:00 AM
Jim Morrill Jr. is the leading driver at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. Chris Oakes has been the best Pocono-based trainer on the national scene for about a decade now. On Wednesday night at Pocono, they turned the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes into their own personal playground. The driver/trainer combo swept the three Sire Stakes divisions held for three-year-old trotting fillies behind stando...
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Golden Gun fastest in DSBF 3CP splits

on 06/18/2013 2:00 AM
The Wiz Kids Stable's Golden Gun ($12.20, Montrell Teague) was the fastest of three $20,000 divisional winners Monday in the second leg of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) stakes for 3-year-old pacing colts and geldings at Harrington Raceway with a 1:54.2 triumph.   Trained by Bart Dalious, the Headmaster sired gelding set all the fractions and held off a furious ...
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Freshmen put on a show at Gaitway

on 06/18/2013 2:00 AM
After winning four times in a five-race span during Monday's qualifiers for 2-year-olds at Gaitway Farm, driver Yannick Gingras was jokingly reminded the races don't pay.   "Hopefully,” Gingras responded, "they'll pay down the road.”   Gingras finished with five victories in the 13 races for 2-year-old pacers and trotters while Tim Tetrick drove four winners...
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Taggart Jr. wins Monticello Junior Free For All

on 06/18/2013 2:00 AM
KZ Bezz won Monticello Raceway's second annual Junior Free For All on Monday afternoon when driver Jimmy Taggart Jr. hustled her to the front and defeated seven rivals in a 1:58.3 clocking.   In what was almost an exact replica of last year's race, Taggart, who drew the mount behind KZ Bezz this season, raced her the same way that she was raced in the contest last year when Gre...
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