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Peter Wrenn suspended at Hoosier Park

on 05/17/2013 2:00 AM
Peter Wrenn, a winner of multiple driving titles at Hoosier Park, has been suspended indefinitely by the Indiana Horse Racing Commission after failing a human drug test. Wrenn, 50, has not raced at Hoosier Park since May 9, and at the time was second in the 2013 dash standings with 49 victories. Wrenn currently stands 13th on the all-time dash list with 9,080 wins.   According to the ruli...
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First 2YO winners of the year by Mach Three

on 05/17/2013 2:00 AM
Vernon Downs was the place for the first 2 year olds to take marks this year. On Friday morning (May 17), PL Hellcat won in 1:56 and PL Haymaker scored in 1:57.1. Both are sons of Mach Three and were bred and are owned by Prince Lee Acres, known best for campaigning the great Cam Fella. Leslie Hale trains both winners and was also in the sulky for the qualifiers.   PL Hellcat, a colt...
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Rachel L. Dancer dies at 83

on 05/17/2013 2:00 AM
Rachel L. Dancer, one of harness racing’s leading standardbred owners of champion horses during her marriage to the late Harness Racing Hall of Famer Stanley Dancer, died May 16 in Pompano Beach, Fla., at the age of 83.  She would have been 84 on May 21. Born in Paulsboro, NJ, in 1929, Rachel (Young) Dancer, lived most of her life in New Egypt, NJ, on the grounds of the Dancer Farm...
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Bee A Magician among SBOA elims winners

on 05/17/2013 2:00 AM
A quartet of $25,000 eliminations of the SBOA (Standardbred Breeders of Ontario Association) highlighted the Friday evening program at Woodbine, featuring the province’s top sophomore filly pacers and trotters. In the pacing division, Notalkingback and Pan Luis Obispo found the winner’s circle for their connections. Notalkingback, driven by Rick Zeron, went gate-to-wire in the openin...
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Special Preakness card at Scioto

on 05/17/2013 2:00 AM
Scioto Downs Racino will host a special 5:30 p.m. post time on Saturday (May 18).  The adjustment in time will allow the racetrack to run off a few races before the Preakness Stakes is showed via simulcast throughout the facility.  Scheduled post time for the second leg of the Thoroughbred Triple Crown is 6 p.m. The main event for the live racing card will be the Open pace going...
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Blacktuxwhitesocks, Royal Cee Cee N win at Yonkers

on 05/17/2013 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway's pair of Friday night $46,000 Open Handicaps--for either-gender trotters and distaff pacers--were won by Blacktuxwhitesocks (George Brennan, $3.30) and a repeating Royal Cee Cee N (Eric Goodell, $8.80). The featured trot took on a different look when early choice Imperial Count was a judges' defection. That moved the people's affections to veteran statebred Blacktuxwhitesoc...
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Montenegro prevails in Hoosier Park feature

on 05/17/2013 2:00 AM
Montenegro, with Ricky Macomber Jr. at the lines, made amends for last week’s second place finish and rolled home a winner in the featured event, a $24,000 Invitational pace for fillies and mares, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday, May 17. Despite unfavorable weather conditions and outside post position, the duo stopped the timer in 1:54.3 off a tough front end effort over a track ...
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Little Santamonica takes Tioga Friday feature

on 05/17/2013 2:00 AM
Little Santamonica and driver Aaron Byron captured Friday night’s $16,000 fillies and mares open pace. The duo settled in second from the four hole as All Spirit (Jim Marohn Jr.) took the field by the opening quarter in 27.2. By the fans and the stands for the first time, Jim Meittinis moved Hayworth Blue Chip to the front from third and got by the half in 56.1. Down the backside, Byron se...
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Coraggioso cruises in Open trot at Vernon

on 05/17/2013 2:00 AM
Track record-holder Coraggioso cruised to a convincing victory in Friday’s $10,000 featured Open trot, while fellow high-stepper Hold On Tightly became the first five-time winner at the current 10-night Vernon Downs meeting. With trainer Gates Brunet doing the teaming in Friday’s ninth race, the favorite Coraggioso raced like he was superior and proved it with a front-striding, score ...
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Omnipotent fastest winner in PA Stallion Stakes

on 05/16/2013 2:00 AM
Sixth at the half, Omnipotent proved all-powerful late in the mile as she captured the fastest division in Wednesday’s $100,000 Pennsylvania Stallions Series stake at The Meadows. The event for 3-year-old filly trotters, which kicked off the 2013 stakes season at The Meadows, was conducted over five divisions, with Mystical Touch, Gliding To Glory, Lindyofalifetime and McKenzie’s Star...
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Revised NY Sires Stakes schedule announced

on 05/16/2013 2:00 AM
The Harness Horse Breeders of NYS would like to notify everyone that the revised 2013 New York Sire Stakes/Excelsior schedule has been approved by the Agriculture and New York State Horse Breeding Development Fund.   The schedules can be found at http://www.nysirestakes.com/ and also on www.hhbnys.com.   We appreciate your patience while the schedules were being revised ...
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Allard excluded from Meadowlands

on 05/16/2013 2:00 AM
Harnessracing.com has learned that trainer Rene Allard, currently fourth in the dash standings at the Meadowlands, has been told by track management that he has been excluded from racing at that racetrack. Allard started six horses last weekend at the Meadowlands but did not have any starters listed this weekend, and in answer to an email inquiry, Meadowlands chairman Jeff Gural confirmed ...
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"The Captain" returns Sunday at Pocono

on 05/16/2013 2:00 AM
Defending Pacer of the Year Captaintreacherous makes his 3-year-old debut Sunday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs in the 10th race, one of four divisions of a $250,344 Pennsylvania Sires Stakes.   The son of Somebeachsomewhere, trained by Tony Alagna, starts the season racing under the new banner of Captaintreacherous Racing. "The Captain" comes into the event off...
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Vernon adjusts EBC trot dates

on 05/16/2013 2:00 AM
The following information is in response to the many inquiries from those with horses eligible to the $500,000 Empire Breeders Classic (EBC) 3-year-old colt and filly trots. The EBC will remain at Vernon Downs with a slight adjustment to the dates. The eliminations for these races will be moved two days later than originally scheduled and will be raced at Vernon on Sunday, June 2, with the ...
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Somwherovrarainbow, Nikki Beach win 1st of '13 in PASS

on 05/16/2013 2:00 AM
Somwherovrarainbow, voted the 2012 Two-Year-Old Filly Pacer of the Year, won the first race of her sophomore campaign Thursday afternoon at Harrah's Philadelphia, posting a 1:52.1 clocking in the second of four $61,868 Pennsylvania Sires Stakes divisions. Live Entertainment kicked off the quartet of contests with a 1:52.1 victory for her second win of the year. Somwherovrarainbow, whose sev...
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Foley talks about Bolt The Duer's upcoming season

on 05/16/2013 2:00 AM
Last year, Bolt The Duer was part a bumper crop of three-year-old pacers, and the millionaire is among several embarking on the challenging transition into a resulting deep sea of four-year-olds this season. Trainer Peter Foley sounds confident the son of Ponder is ready to face several of those rivals in Saturday's inaugural $100,000 Meadowlands Maturity. Bolt The Duer has drawn post tw...
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New Weekend Preview now available

on 05/16/2013 2:00 AM
The upcoming weekend of racing features top older horses at the Meadowlands, along with 3-year-olds making their 2013 racing debuts. To know the Ones To Watch, make sure you download the latest edition of HarnessRacing Weekend Preview.   In addition to the weekend racing schedule, HarnessRacing Weekend Preview includes driver Yannick Gingras's take on why Wishing Stone is winni...
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Son of Chocolatier wins Sweden's King's Trophy

on 05/16/2013 2:00 AM
The Queen Silvia Trophy and King Gustaf Trophy for 4 year olds were raced at the Aby track in Gothenburg, Sweden, on Thursday night. The track was extremely fast and seemed to be calling for records, along with awarding about $120,000 to the winner of each race. The races are always especially interesting to breeders because they are open to horses bred and raced previously in the U.S. &nbs...
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Cherry Tree Nicole keeps chopping down foes

on 05/16/2013 2:00 AM
With her 11 trips to the charmed enclosure from 18 starts this season, Cherry Tree Nicole is tied as the winningest trotter in the nation going into this week's action with only one performer of either gait sporting more victories.   The long-fused mare will attempt to add to her total when she suits up in Saturday night's fourth race at Cal Expo, where she will meet a familiar riva...
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OLG chair fired, board of directors resigns

on 05/16/2013 2:00 AM
OLG Chair Paul Godfrey announced at a Thursday night press conference that he has been fired from his post as the Chair of the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation.   In 2010, Godfrey was brought in by the Liberal government to clean up the OLG amid revelations of reckless spending and insider lottery wins. Two years later, alongside then Finance Minister Dwight Duncan, Godfrey dr...
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