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Deweykeepumnwhy wins Ontario Sires Stakes

on 08/18/2013 2:00 AM
Saturday evening's Ontario Sires Stakes event at Georgian Downs saw all five divisions captured by freshman trotting colts who had never won a Gold Series contest.   After struggling through the first two legs of the Gold Series, Deweykeepumnwhy dropped down to the Grassroots in late July and picked up a pair of victories. Those confidence boosters paid off on Saturday as the geldin...
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Sunshine Beach wins Battle with the "Captain"

on 08/18/2013 2:00 AM
Brian Sears figured he would have to make Captaintreacherous work if he was going to end the colt's season-long unbeaten streak. His plan was on the nose – by a nose.   Sunshine Beach and Sears handed Captaintreacherous his first setback of the year with a nose win in Saturday's (Aug. 17) $500,000 Battle of the Brandywine for 3-year-old pacers at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. ...
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Bolt The Duer wins Gerrity Memorial, equals record

on 08/18/2013 2:00 AM
The $275,000 Joe Gerrity Jr. Memorial Free-For-All, named after the late owner of Saratoga Harness, totally belonged to Bolt The Duer. After starting from post five, driver Mark MacDonald and Bolt The Duer took control of the race in the opening quarter of the race and went on to win by a comfortble margin in 1:49, equaling the world record. Clear Vision took second while Foiled Agai...
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Spider Blue Chip, I Luv The Nitelife big winners

on 08/18/2013 2:00 AM
All three of the night's major stakes at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs – the Battle of the Brandywine, Colonial and Valley Forge – were won with world-record performances. Sunshine Beach upset Captaintreacherous by a nose in the $500,000 Battle of the Brandywine in 1:47.4, equaling the fastest mile ever on a five-eighths oval, and Spider Blue Chip won the $500,000 Colonial in 1:52.2 to ...
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Burke horses 1-2 in Gold Cup & Saucer

on 08/18/2013 2:00 AM
Charlottetown's leading driver Marc Campbell celebrated the biggest win of his career as he guided Escape The News to a 1:50.4 track record victory in the $60,000 Gold Cup & Saucer to close out Old Home Week on Saturday night at Red Shores at Charlottetown Driving Park.   Ron Burke trainees swept the top two spots as Hillbilly Hanover and Gilles Barrieau came in second.  ...
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Winbak's 2YO filly Weeper 1:51.4 PASS winner

on 08/17/2013 2:00 AM
When the field turned for home in Friday's $240,172 Pennsylvania Sires Stake for 3-year-old trotting fillies at The Meadows, Classic Martine had only one horse left to beat — her stablemate, Frau Blucher. She deferred friendship for a few seconds and blew by to score in 1:53.2, a stake record.   The event, known as the Meadow Bright, was contested over two divisions, with Coffeecake Han...
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Daley wins NYSS with Flyhawk Fallina, Exotic Form

on 08/17/2013 2:00 AM
It was a 'Daley Double' in the New York Sire Stakes for 2-year-old trotting fillies at Batavia Downs Friday night (Aug. 16).Trainer-driver Dan Daley registered two victories on the evening, guiding Flyhawk Fallina and Exotic Form to the winner's circle to highlight the Sire Stakes action. In the third and final division, Beauty Of Gray ($3.20) with Jim Meittinis in the bike recorded the popular ...
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Ian Moore takes 2 of 3 Nassagaweya splits

on 08/17/2013 2:00 AM
A trio of the sports top freshmen pacers were showcased on Saturday evening with $81,811 divisions of the Nassagaweya Stakes taking place. Play It Again Sam, Arthur Blue Chip and Somewhere In LA all found the wire first for their respective connections.   Play It Again Sam, driven by Randy Waples, notched his seventh straight win as he stopped the timer in 1:52. The talented son of ...
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Sears wins 7 at Yonkers as Brennan nears 8,000

on 08/16/2013 2:00 AM
The George Brennan Countdown Clock took a back seat Thursday night, with Brian Sears the main culprit. Sears,won seven races on the 13-race program, all with wagering favorites. He started early, with G G Roulette ($5.10) in the $11,000 pacing opener (1:55).   Brennan, who entered the evening three wins away from the 8,000-victory plateau, knocked a pair off that number, the first wh...
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Ohio horsemen hold first Charity Night at Scioto

on 08/16/2013 2:00 AM
Scioto Downs Racino hosted the Ohio Harness Horsemen's Association first Charity Race Night Thursday and by all accounts it was an instant success. Three of the 10 charities were interviewed at a time in between races so each one could promote their mission and goals. Then after the sixth race, the draw was conducted to partner a charity up with a horse in the seventh race; how the horse fi...
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Maryland Race Fund 3YO finals held at Ocean

on 08/16/2013 2:00 AM
The 33rd racing day of the Ocean Downs meet played host to multiple divisions of the Maryland Standardbred Race Fund for 3 year olds--and what showcase the evening was. On board forThursday night's festivities, making special presentations, were members of the Maryland Horse Industry Board, as well as an appearance from Buddy Hance, the Secretary of Agriculture for the State of Maryland. &...
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Meadows set for hiatus; "must pays" Friday

on 08/16/2013 2:00 AM
Following its Friday, Aug. 16, card, The Meadows Racetrack & Casino will be dark for just over two weeks to allow for track maintenance and refurbishing. The track's race book will remain open for simulcast viewing and wagering throughout the hiatus. Since it's the final program of the current meeting, the Pick 5, Pick 4 and last Superfecta on the card all are "must-pays.” First post is 6:...
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$1.5 mil in purses expected on Ohio Super Night

on 08/16/2013 2:00 AM
An estimated $1.5 million in purse money will be up for grabs on Saturday night, Sept. 7 at Scioto Downs when the track plays host to Ohio Super Night for the best Standardbreds in the state. "This will be the richest single racing program, ever, in Ohio,” Bob Schmitz, chairman of the Ohio State Racing Commission, said. "For racing fans it will be a parade of high-quality horses al...
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Bouncing Bax fastest in NYSS 3FT splits

on 08/16/2013 2:00 AM
The weatherman cooperated wonderfully on Thursday afternoon at Monticello Raceway with the sun shining brightly and the temperature hovering around 75 degrees.   On the racetrack sophomore trotting fillies were featured in three divisions of the $155,000 New York Sires Stakes (NYSS) and five splits of Excelsior Series trots each racing for a $12,700 purse. And to go along ...
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Riesberry found not guilty of fraud and cheating

on 08/16/2013 2:00 AM
An Ontario Superior Court Justice on Thursday found horseman Derek Riesberry not guilty of charges of fraud and cheating at play after being arrested on Nov. 7, 2010, when syringes filled with epinephrine, clenbuterol and clotol were found on him when he was at Windsor Raceway.   According to the Windsor Star, Justice Steve Rogin explained his decision came despite acceptin...
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Riveting Rosie wins OSS; Takter unhurt in spill

on 08/16/2013 2:00 AM
Riveting Rosie took over top spot in the 2-year-old trotting filly standings with her third straight Gold Series victory on Thursday evening, touring the Rideau Carleton Raceway oval in 1:59.2. An accident in the last division sent Hall of Fame horseman Jimmy Takter to the track but he and his horse emerged apparently unscathed.   Regular reinsman Paul MacDonell piloted Riveted Rosie...
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OHRIA responds to Transition Panel report

on 08/16/2013 2:00 AM
The Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association (OHRIA) has responded to the proposals put forward by the Transition Panel's Plan for Horse Racing in Ontario with what they consider "a more workable approach to moving the Industry forward." "The crisis in our industry is urgent, deep, and requires rapid decision-making to stabilize losses of jobs and investment," states the report. "It should be ...
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Big Pocono card could generate $190k in awards

on 08/16/2013 2:00 AM
Breeders of Pennsylvania-sired horses stand to earn an estimated $190,000 during tomorrow's nearly $2.4 million Super Stakes Saturday card at Pocono Downs. "When Pennsylvania's harness horses win, our breeders win, too,” said Agriculture Secretary George Greig. "Their investment in Pennsylvania workers, equipment and feed strengthens our economy. It's a bonus for them when their horses are born...
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George Brennan drives 8,000th winner

on 08/16/2013 2:00 AM
George Brennan won the 8,000th race his career Friday night, doing the honors with favored Pass the Deck ($3.50) in Yonkers Raceway's $11,000 pacing opener (1:55.3).   Perched second-over from post position four (after a pair of inside scratches), Brennan was widest and fastest, prevailing by three-quarters of a length.The 46-year-old Brennan, a native of Monticello, NY, won his fir...
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Scott Zeron wins 6 of 12 races at Mohawk Friday

on 08/16/2013 2:00 AM
Scott Zeron made the most of his trek to Mohawk on Friday evening ashe won half of the races on the 12-race card. Zeron swept the early Pick 4 beginning in race four with Miss Machqueen in 1:52.4 for trainer Tony O'Sullivan.   Zeron followed then teamed up with Tony Alagna as he guided heavily-favored Watch The Rhythm to victory in 1:54.4  One race later, Zeron once again found ...
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