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NEW Weekend Preview now available!

on 06/13/2013 2:00 AM
The new Weekend Preview takes you inside Saturday night's card at Mohawk Racetrack which is highlighted by the 30th renewal of the $1 million Pepsi North America Cup for 3-year-old colt pacers. In the top story, the connections of the three elimination winners all express confidence in their horse's chances in what shapes up to be an exciting contest. Find out all you need to know about the...
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Oscarsson dreaming of Hambletonian Day

on 06/13/2013 2:00 AM
Swedish trainer Jim Oscarsson moved to Florida a few years ago to escape harsh winters and chase his Hambletonian dream. Oscarsson may have found the perfect storm in Aperfectyankee, currently ranked third on the Road to the Hambletonian top ten list. The son of Yankee Glide became last year’s fastest freshman trotter when he rallied to a 4-1 upset in the $387,250 Peter Haughton Memorial in ...
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Haroun Hanover snags 14th win of year

on 06/12/2013 2:00 AM
Haroun Hanover is a gritty pacer who has gone some tough trips this year en route to his current victory total. On Tuesday afternoon, with rain falling steadily, the 7-year-old Bettor's Delight gelding scored his 14th seasonal triumph for driver Jimmy Marohn Jr. The pacer, who doesn't pull up after the mile, got a dream trip yesterday when Marohn allowed Thunder Seelster and Bruce Aldrich,...
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Running Aces sees its fastest card ever

on 06/12/2013 2:00 AM
With six of the nine races timed in 1:54 or faster, the Tuesday night (June 12) program at Running Aces was the quickest in its brief history. With 72 degree temperatures, little if any wind, and just a couple very brief rain showers, track superintendent John Betts and his staff had the Minnesota five-eighths mile oval in tip-top condition throughout the night.   Tyber Tyke won the...
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Barlett wins race in World Driving contest

on 06/12/2013 2:00 AM
Jason Bartlett, representing the United States, found room in the long stretch of Angers Racecourse, to capture the first victory for North America on Wednesday afternoon during World Driving Championship action in France. Bartlett, driving the six-year-old mare TA Presence, sat last for most of the 2,350-meter race. As the field turned into the stretch, Bartlett moved the 40-1 longshot bet...
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In video, Alagna talks about Captaintreacherous

on 06/12/2013 2:00 AM
After his eye-catching victory in 1:48.4 to take his Pepsi North America Cup elimination, Captraintreacherous has been installed as the 2-1 morning line favorite to win this year's Cup. Trained by Tony Alagna and driven by Tim Tetrick, the ‘Captain' remains a perfect two-for-two this season.   The son of 2008 Cup winner Somebeachsomewhere banked over $900,000 last year with victor...
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Wheeling N Dealin, Thinking Out Loud win qualifiers

on 06/12/2013 2:00 AM
On Wednesday morning, three days before this year's 30th renewal of the $1 million Pepsi North America Cup at Mohawk Racetrack, the 2012 champion Thinking Out Loud made his first appearance of 2013 a winning one as he captured a qualifier at Mohawk in 1:53.2. Also scoring qualifying victories Wednesday were Canada's 2012 Horse of the Year and Little Brown Jug winner Michael's Power and Wheelin...
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Storms force cancellation at Balmoral

on 06/12/2013 2:00 AM
After severe thunderstorms rolled through the area just moments before the first race of the night was about to hit the track, Balmoral Park was forced to cancel its Wednesday night program.   Citing unsafe conditions due to the storm Balmoral Park management and horsemen agreed to cancel the 10-race program at approximately 7:30 p.m.   Befor...
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Solo Command, Podium among DSBF winners

on 06/12/2013 2:00 AM
Round two of eliminations for the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) took place Wednesday with four $20,000 divisions Wednesday at Harrington Raceway. There were two splits apiece for 3-year-old fillies and colts and geldings. Nanticoke Racing and Jim Morand’s Solo Command ($3.80, Morand) won the first division for colts and geldings in 1:59.4. Trained by Les Givens, the CR Command...
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Sophomore pacing fillies in DSBF action

on 06/11/2013 2:00 AM
Round two of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund eliminations were contested for 3-year-old pacing fillies Tuesday at Harrington Raceway in the form of three $20,000 divisions.   The $100,000 final will be held on July 25 as part of the annual Governor's Day program (special 7 p.m. post time) during the Delaware State Fair.   Ron Davis' Grace of An Angel ($3.60, Georg...
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Dewey colt takes Scioto 2-year-old speed honors

on 06/11/2013 2:00 AM
Exactly 75 freshman pacers and trotters lined up behind the Mike Woebkenberg gate Tuesday morning at Scioto Downs Racino. Nineteen qualifers were held with eight qualifying races of older horses preceding the seven pacing races and four trotting fields of 2 year olds.   The fastest freshman of the day was Hawks Cry Hoboken (Feelin Friskie-Vin E Can Do), guided by Dan Noble...
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Lightning strikes causes Mighty M "no contest"

on 06/11/2013 2:00 AM
The fourth race at Monticello Raceway on Tuesday afternoon was declared a "no contest” by the judges of the New York State Gaming Commission due to loss of communications prior to the beginning of the race which was caused by a lightning strike at the track's hub facility.   The race was declared a no contest and all wagers have been refunded. However, the Pick 3 wager of num...
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Continuing ed for vets during Hambo week

on 06/11/2013 2:00 AM
First Choice Marketing has announced plans to host the 14th Annual Hambletonian Continuing Education Seminar for Equine Veterinarians, to be held in conjunction with the 88th Annual Hambletonian Festival of Racing in East Rutherford, NJ. Over the past 13 years, this veterinary meeting has grown to become the third largest equine veterinary CE meeting in the country. As an extension of ...
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Posts drawn for $1 million North America Cup

on 06/11/2013 2:00 AM
Post positions for Saturday night's 30th renewal of the $1 million Pepsi North America Cup at Mohawk Racetrack were drawn Tuesday afternoon at a luncheon at the racetrack and elimination winners Vegas Vacation, Fool Me Once and Captaintreacherous will start from posts two, three and four. Helping preside over the draw was celebrity drawmaster Jake Gardiner, star defenseman of the Toronto ...
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5 students participate in Tioga scholarship race

on 06/11/2013 2:00 AM
This past Sunday afternoon at Tioga Downs, five local area high school students got the opportunity of a lifetime in the fourth annual Tioga Downs' Scholarship Race. The students representing five local area high schools were: Megan Wright of Newark Valley High School, Billy Gilbert of Tioga Central High School, Kennedy Erickson of Elmira South Side High School, Alexander Goodrich of Owego Fre...
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Full fields driving big handle at Meadowlands

on 06/11/2013 2:00 AM
While there was nothing extraordinary about the racing program this past Saturday night at the Meadowlands, the end result provided a conclusion long thought to be true.   Despite the vast majority of the Meadowlands drivers being north of the border for The North America Cup eliminations and despite the Meadowlands program being filled with young and lower-level condition horses, t...
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Hugadragon notches 4th straight at Meadows

on 06/11/2013 2:00 AM
Undeterred by post nine, Hugadragon rushed to the lead for Dave Palone, got it just before the quarter and went on to an easy victory—his fourth straight—in Tuesday's $22,500 winners-over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows.   Although Hugadragon had to work hard to wrest the early lead from Huxley, he reached the half in :56.3 and had plenty left to thwart the f...
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A pair of EBC Final winners at Vernon

on 06/10/2013 2:00 AM
Lola De Vie and Jurgen Hanover earned champion status, while JK Panache capped off Sunday night’s 12-race card at Vernon Downs with the fastest pacing mile of the 21-program campaign, and a track record for 4-year-old geldings. With Jim Morrill, Jr. doing the teaming for trainer Chris Ryder in Sunday’s sixth session, Lola De Vie used a fast closing spurt in the final furlong to out-st...
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Romantic Moment 1:50.2 winner at Pocono

on 06/10/2013 2:00 AM
Romantic Moment picked up her first victory of 2013 in impressive fashion, hanging tough on the front end to win the featured Preferred pace for mares on Sunday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. The race carried the night's top purse of $25,000. Coming off a 3-year-old season in which she won 10 of 16 races, Romantic Moment (American Ideal-Time N Again) had come up winless in her first ...
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New app allows smartphone wagering on ScD

on 06/10/2013 2:00 AM
MTR Gaming Group Inc. (NasdaqGS: MNTG) announced on June 10 the recent implementation of a mobile wagering application that will allow its customers to place bets using their smartphones and iPads. Now that smartphones and smart devices are prevalent in society many businesses and companies are looking for ways to accommodate and benefit from this hi tech advancement. The horse racing ...
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