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Market Rally pays $202.50 in NYSS 2FT split

on 08/26/2013 2:00 AM
First-season fillies were on display Monday night, with Yonkers Raceway hosting the $288,772 New York Sire Stakes Mike Cohen Trot. Four divisions--at $72,193 each--comprised the event, which began with the biggest pari-mutuel surprise of the entire season.   Market Rally (John Cummings Jr.), sent off at two bits more than 100-1, held off 3-10 choice Annie's List (Andy Miller) by a n...
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Arch Madness trots 1:52.3 to win Vernon Open

on 08/25/2013 2:00 AM
The veteran Arch Madness began Saturday night's 13-race agenda with style and substance, trotting to a 1:52.3 victory in the $10,000 Open contest, which proved to be the fastest mile by a diagonally-gaited performer after 54 current programs at Vernon Downs.   Trainer Trond Smedshammer did the teaming in Saturday's first race as Arch Madness rallied overland from fourth at the half,...
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American Rage takes Yonkers feature in 1:51.2

on 08/25/2013 2:00 AM
Pole denizen American Rage (Jim Pantaleano) prevailed from the pocket Saturday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's $46,000 Open Handicap Pace.   Pocketed to slight 5-2 favorite Sapphire City (Jason Bartlett) through early intervals of :27.2 and :56.1, American Rage watched as Shooebee's Place (Dan Dube) and Hillbilly Hanover (George Brennan) moved from fourth and fifth, respectively."S...
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Lexington Selected catalog now available online

on 08/25/2013 2:00 AM
The catalog for this year's Lexington Selected Yearling Sale is now available for download from the sales company's website, www.lexingtonselected.com, or by using the Equineline® sales app for the iPad. It may be downloaded from the Lexington Selected website as a PDF file in its entirety, or by sale session. The entire sale roster is also posted, and may be sorted to an individual's pref...
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Maven takes Miss Versatility by neck in 1:53.3

on 08/25/2013 2:00 AM
Tioga Downs held the fourth and final division of the Miss Versatility trotting series on Sunday afternoon (Aug. 25) and Maven completed the sweep with regular pilot Yannick Gingras. She defeataed Beatgoeson Hanover by a neck in 1:53.3.   Leaving from post position number six in a field scratched down to eight, Maven got away second as Cedar Dove (Ron Pierce) led the field to t...
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Royalty For Life goes wire to wire in Zweig

on 08/25/2013 2:00 AM
Royalty For Life rebounded off a seventh-place finish in the Colonial Trot to capture Sunday night's $360,000 Harry M. Zweig Memorial for 3-year-old colts at Vernon Downs. Mistery Woman emerged victorious in the companion $150,000 Zweig Memorial for 3-year-old filly trotters.   The Hambletonian champion Royalty For Life left from post 9 in the Zweig for driver Brian Sears and led th...
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Contessa Leigh's OSS win her 12th in career

on 08/24/2013 2:00 AM
Northfield Park hosted the fourth leg of Ohio Sires Stake racing action for 3-year-old fillies on Friday (Aug. 23), with both trotters and pacers competing.   The trotters started the stakes action in the evening's eighth race. Contessa Leigh (Full Count-Howl-Overcomer) bested her competition by 5 ¾-lengths in her $35,000 stakes event. The race was Contessa Leigh's 12 win in 1...
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2YO Jet Airway 1:5;3.1 winner at Vernon

on 08/24/2013 2:00 AM
The 2-year-old filly pacers Spreester (American Ideal) and Barefoot Beauty (Art Major) each delivered career-best 1:54.3 clockings in Friday night's $76,100 New York State Fair competition at Vernon Downs, while in a non-Excelsior series event, the 2-year-old colt pacer Jet Air Way (Jereme's Jet) became the fastest freshman performer of the 53-program meeting with a 1:53.1 performance in race seve...
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Burke sweeps Indiana Sires for 2YO trotters

on 08/24/2013 2:00 AM
Rose Run Parker, with Ricky Macomber Jr. at the lines, shattered an 11-year-old record for 2-year-old geldings on the trot when he powered home a winner in 1:57 in the featured event at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Saturday (Aug. 24).   Notching his third win of the season, Rose Run Parker captured the opening division of the $30,000 Indiana Gold Sire Stakes in a lifetime bes...
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Field set for $683,000 Metro final at Mohawk

on 08/24/2013 2:00 AM
The sport's top rookie pacers were showcased on Saturday evening (Aug. 24) at Mohawk in a trio of $40,000 Metro Pace eliminations. Arthur Blue Chip (1:51.2), Western Vintage (1:51.3) and Lets Drink On It (1:51.1) captured their respective eliminations and stamped themselves as top contenders for this year's $683,000 final on Saturday, Aug. 31, at Mohawk.   The top three finishers in...
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A Rocknroll Dance sets 1:47.4 Canadian mark

on 08/24/2013 2:00 AM
A Rocknroll Dance (pictured), fresh off setting a 1:47.4 world record in his most recent start, followed up that effort with a Canadian record of 1:47.3 in his $40,000 elimination of the Canadian Pacing Derby. The free-for-all pacer cleared to the front past the opening station in :26.3. The 15-time winner continued to lead past the half in :53.4 and three-quarters in 1:21.1. Turning...
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Beach Gal sizzles in 1:50.3 in "Great Lady" elim

on 08/24/2013 2:00 AM
A pair of $35,000 Shes A Great Lady eliminations were contested on Saturday evening (Aug. 24) featuring the sport's top rookie pacing fillies. Precocious Beauty (1:52.1) and Beach Gal (pictured, 1:50.3)  found the wire first to advance to the rich $451,000 final next Saturday, Aug. 31 - a part of the $683,000 Metro Pace undercard. After setting a stakes record in the Eterna...
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Bandolito wins 8th straight in KYSS action

on 08/24/2013 2:00 AM
It was a big night for trotting sire Deweycheatumnhowe and pacing sire Ponder on Saturday at The Red Mile as the pair of stallions saw their progeny sweep the six divisions of the second round of Kentucky Sires Stakes (KYSS) for 3 year olds.   The 3-year-old male trotters kicked things off with a pair of $15,000 divisions comprising the early Daily Double and it was a pair...
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Flanagan Memory spots field, still wins at Mohawk

on 08/23/2013 2:00 AM
Chris Christoforou landed a pair of favourites in the Grassroots winner's circle at Mohawk Racetrack on Thursday evening. The reinsman opened the evening aboard heavy favorite Flanagan Memory, who was making his Grassroots debut after dominating the Gold Series program this season. Starting from Post 1 the Kadabra colt made a break and spotted the field more than 20 lengths before Christofo...
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Uva Hanover takes top spot in PASS standings

on 08/23/2013 2:00 AM
Uva Hanover bounced back from a break in his last race to record a wire-to-wire victory in the third and final division of a $256,448 Pennsylvania Sire Stake for 2-year-old trotting colts Thursday at Harrah's Philadelphia, giving him the #1 spot in the Championship-qualifying point standings after this last preliminary round. The son of Cantab Hall had opened his Sire Stake work with two wi...
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Deweys dominate Saturday's KYSS at Red Mile

on 08/23/2013 2:00 AM
Offspring of Hambletonian champion Deweycheatumnhowe dominate the program on Saturday night, Aug. 24, at The Red Mile as 14 sons and 11 daughters of the 2008 Trotter of the Year will be on the track for the second and final preliminary round of Kentucky Sires Stakes for 3 year olds. The 3-year-old colt trotters kick things off on Saturday with a pair of $15,000 divisions comprising the earl...
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Jug gets purse increase; VLT money distributed

on 08/23/2013 2:00 AM
The Ohio State Racing Commission on Thursday, Aug. 22, approved the distribution of more than $2.1 million from gaming revenue at the four casinos in the state, garnered from its three-percent take on gross casino revenue. Also, it was announced $290,000 from the video lottery terminal (VLT) escrow fund at Scioto Downs will go to purses at the Delaware County Fair and to the Ohio Harness H...
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New Weekend Preview now available!

on 08/23/2013 2:00 AM
It's a big weekend for 2 year olds and the latest edition of HarnessRacing Weekend Preview fills you in on the eliminations of the Metro Pace for colts and the She's A Great Lady at Mohawk on Saturday night. Dr. Ian Moore has a pair of starters in the Metro—both sons of his trainee Shadow Play—and he talks about thee chances of Arthur Blue Chip and Play It Again Sam. Nancy Johansson rev...
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Rock N Load, Tall Cotton take Yonkers features

on 08/23/2013 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway's Friday night $46,000 co-featured Open Handicaps--Pace for the ladies and Trot for all qualified--were won by certified bombardier Rock N Load (Dan Dube, $70.50) and repeating Tall Cotton (George Brennan, $9.90).   Pole assignee Rock N Load was minding his business as Economy Terror (Jason Bartlett) worked around him before a :27.3 opening quarter-mile. That one the...
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Burke-Marohn team up for another Tioga win

on 08/23/2013 2:00 AM
Hot List (Jim Marohn Jr.) captured Friday night's $16,000 fillies and mares miracle mile 1-2 handicap at Tioga Downs.   The duo of Marohn – Burke have been on a roll lately at Tioga Downs, and they continued their success on Friday night as Marohn put Hot List on the lead from post four after an opening quarter of :26.3. From there Hot List controlled the half mile mark in :55.1 a...
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