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Jesse Lane lowers Hoosier Park track record

on 06/05/2013 2:00 AM
In just the third start of her sophomore season, Jesse Lane impressively returned to her winning ways and lowered the Hoosier Park track record for three-year-old trotting fillies to 1:55.3 on Wednesday, June 5 at Hoosier Park Racing and Casino. With Mark O’ Mara at the lines, Jesse Lane scored her first win of the season in the featured event of the evening, the second round of the $30,000 ...
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Full report on Monday's Monticello accident

on 06/04/2013 2:00 AM
Kevin Gleason of the Times Herald-Record has written an in-depth report on the accident which involved seven drivers at Monticello Raceway on Monday (June 3). "This was no trip and fall,'' said Bruce Aldrich Jr., driving Rose Run Ivan two horses behind Getthemoney when it went down. "He just fell, as if somebody had pulled a leg from underneath him.''   In addition to Aldrich, th...
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21 entered in Pepsi North America Cup elims

on 06/04/2013 2:00 AM
A total of 21 horses have been entered in the Pepsi North America Cup. The eliminations will be contested Saturday night, June 8, at Mohawk Racetrack.   From the rail out, the three 7-horse eliminations are as follows: First elim--1--Moonliteonthebeach,2--Varadero Hanover, 3--Evenin Of Pleasure, 4--See And Ski, 5--Captaintreacherous, 6--Sunshine Beach, 7--Captive Audience;...
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Somwherovrarainbow takes PASS in 1:51.4

on 06/04/2013 2:00 AM
Somwherovrarainbow, the 2012 Dan Patch Award winner, showed she's ready to defend her title when she captured the fastest division of Tuesday's $235,072 Pennsylvania Sires Stake at The Meadows. The event for 3-year-old fillies, known as the Adios Betty, was contested over three divisions, with Novascotia Hanover and Charisma Hanover taking the other splits.   A winner of $562,699 at...
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Beinhauers have trio of trotting fillies in C&I

on 06/04/2013 2:00 AM
The young ladies looking to score in Wednesday's $108,000 Filly Division of the Currier & Ives at The Meadows may find that the road to the winners' circle goes through the Beinhauer stable. Rick and Regina Beinhauer will send out a trio of talented 3-year-old trotting fillies — one for each division and each with a legitimate shot at victory. First post Wednesday is 6:55 PM, with the Cu...
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Gingras on the mound in Binghamton, NY

on 06/04/2013 2:00 AM
It was a home run for the sport of harness racing on Tuesday evening, June 4, 2013. Superstar driver Yannick Gingras has won many of the top races in his sport, but now he can cross off an honor in another sport: throwing out the ceremonial first pitch at a professional baseball game.   Gingras was the honored guest Tuesday night as the Binghamton Mets took the field against the Tre...
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Sires Stakes, music on tap at Hoosier Park

on 06/04/2013 2:00 AM
Hoosier Park Racing & Casino, in its 20th season of live harness racing, will kick start summer weekends with a mix of ‘family fun' promotions, entertainment, and Indiana Sire Stakes action beginning Wednesday, June 5 and continuing each weekend through the end of the racing season.   One of the season's most anticipated match-ups is set for Wednesday, June 5 as two Indiana Si...
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Harrington increasing purses by 6 percent

on 06/03/2013 2:00 AM
Harrington Raceway's scheduled shift to a four-day racing week will begin starting the week of June 9, the same time a six percent (across the board) purse increase will take effect.   The 92-day race meet will continue on a Sunday through Wednesday schedule through June 26 before a month long hiatus leads into the annual Governor's Day racing program during the Delaware State Fair ...
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Maple Leafs' Gardiner NA Cup drawmaster

on 06/03/2013 2:00 AM
Jake Gardiner, star defenseman for the Toronto Maple Leafs, will be the special celebrity drawmaster for this year's $1 million Pepsi North America Cup. Gardiner, 22, will be on hand to assist with the noon media event to draw post positions, set for Tuesday, June 11, at Mohawk. The Pepsi N.A. Cup will take place Saturday, June 15 at the Campbellville track.   Gardiner was drafted by the ...
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7 drivers involved in accident at Monticello

on 06/03/2013 2:00 AM
Seven drivers were involved in a racing accident at Monticello Raceway on Monday afternoon. Only one of the eight trotters in the race finished and the race which was declared a non contest by the judges and all wagers were refunded. The accident occurred during the second race. Get The Money, driven by Jimmy Marohn (Sr.), stumbled and fell in front of the trailing six horses. All drivers, exce...
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Even with new driver, Tracys Song wins #18

on 06/03/2013 2:00 AM
After a horrendous accident early on the card knocked Bruce Aldrich Jr., and many of Monticello Raceway's leading drivers, out of action, opinions varied greatly about whether or not Tracys Song would keep her consecutive win streak alive when she went to post in the 12th race on Monday afternoon (June 3). But she did, winning her 18th straight race.   To the surprise of many, train...
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MTR Gaming makes final $25 mil payment to OH

on 06/03/2013 2:00 AM
MTR Gaming Group, Inc. (NasdaqGS: MNTG) announced on Monday (June 3) the remittance of the second and final payment for its operating license to the Ohio Lottery Commission for its Scioto Downs Racino in the amount of $25 million.   Scioto Downs, which opened June 1, 2012, was the first race track in the state to receive a license to operate video lottery terminals. The Las Vegas- style g...
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Jim Simpson LBJ Wall of Fame honoree in '13

on 06/03/2013 2:00 AM
  James W. "Jim” Simpson, president and chief executive officer of Hanover Shoe Farm, has been selected as the 29th Little Brown Jug Wall of Fame honoree by the Delaware County Fair.   Like many of the greats in the sport, Jim Simpson followed his father John’s footsteps as a successful driver and trainer. The younger Simpson handled such stars as Sugarcane Hanover (1:54...
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Icommandmyspirit sets 1:52 Stallion Series mark

on 06/03/2013 2:00 AM
Icommandmyspirit quarter-poled to the front and overpowered the field from there, rolling to victory in a stake-record 1:52 in Monday's $60,000 Pennsylvania Stallion Series event at The Meadows. The stake for 3-year-old filly pacers was contested over three divisions, with Aquamarine Hanover and Antigua Hanover also taking $20,000 splits.   Icommandmyspirit captured a May 15 stallio...
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Hot Roddy wins first DSBF leg at Harrington

on 06/03/2013 2:00 AM
Three $20,000 divisions of the first leg of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) stakes for 3-year-old pacing colts and geldings got underway Monday at Harrington Raceway. Rodney Long and Tim and Joe Hundertpfund's Hot Roddy ($2.10, George Dennis) kept his near perfect resume intact with a 1:55.3 win in the first division. The Roddy's Bags Again colt improved to 10-for-12 lifetime an...
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Running Aces kicks off 53-date meet

on 06/02/2013 2:00 AM
When Bold Willie captured the seventh race on Running Aces opening night card Saturday, he wasn't just the longest shot in the race...he was the longest shot of the entire program! The 4-year-old Minnesota-sired son of Goya Blue Chip was a head better than Headsup Yankee (Luke Plano) and a neck better than Parham (Steve Wiseman) at odds of 37-1 in a non-winners of three races event.   ...
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Doctor Butch controls Rooney in 1:51.2

on 06/02/2013 2:00 AM
Doctor Butch and driver George Brennan controlled the $275,000 Art Rooney Final at Yonkers Raceway on Saturday night, taking the lead immediately and never yielding position. They won the race by one-half length in 1:51.2, with Lonewolf Currier second thanks to an incredible :26.1 closing quarter that allowed him to make up 8 lengths.   Doctor Butch, a colt by Art Major ow...
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NJSS finals complete big night at Big M

on 06/02/2013 2:00 AM
Smilin Eli continued on the road to the $1.2 million Hambletonian on Aug. 3 at the Meadowlands with a another impressive win in the New Jersey Sires Stakes final. The Big M hosted the four $150,000 NJSS Championship finals for 3-year-olds on the Saturday night (June 1) card.   With the NJSS championships, TVG Free-For-All Pace and two Golden Girls divisions, the total handle of ...
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Milby, Wagner take Rosecroft meet titles

on 06/02/2013 2:00 AM
Familiar faces topped the leader boards for Rosecroft Raceway's 2013 winter-spring meet following the track's June 1 finale. Frank Milby won his second consecutive driving title with 55 wins out of a meet leading 231 starts. Longtime Rosecroft veteran trainer John Wagner won the conditioners title for the second time since 2011 with 26 winners in 157 starts.   The 25-date meet f...
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Owner Angelo Frassetto dies after big win

on 06/02/2013 2:00 AM
Angelo Frassetto, who bred and raced horses under the name of The Fra Stable LLC for many years, has died, suffering a fatal heart attack just a few hours after his homebred filly Ms. Caila J Fra captured the $150,000 New Jersey Sires Stakes championship at the Meadowlands by a neck over Jerseylicious in a lifetime best 1:49. Frassetto, of Upper Saddle River, NJ, campaigned his horses ...
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