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Peine named new director of racing at Hoosier

on 07/23/2013 2:00 AM
Indianapolis-based Centaur Gaming announced Tuesday the appointments of both Scott Peine and Kevin Greely each to the position of director of racing and racing secretary for Hoosier Park Racing & Casino and Indiana Downs, respectively. Peine will report to Rick Moore, Hoosier Park Racing & Casino's vice president and general manager of racing, while Greely will continue to report ...
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Shebestingin strong in Tompkins-Geers win

on 07/22/2013 2:00 AM
Shebestingin (David Miller) captured a $29,883 Tompkins-Geers division for 3-year-old pacing fillies on Sunday at Tioga Downs.   Getting away third in a field of six, Shebestingin waited as Jim Morrill, Jr. and Give Me An Amen took the field by the quarter in :28.1. As the field headed towards the half, Give Me An Amen was still in control in :56.2 as Shebestingin began her first-ov...
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Southland Festival fields set for Balmoral

on 07/22/2013 2:00 AM
After a busy weekend of eliminations the fields have been set for one of the biggest nights of racing at Balmoral Park and now the countdown begins to the Chicago Southland Festival of Racing on Saturday, July 27.   After a trio of stakes were filled on Saturday, the last two elimination tussles were contested on Sunday night with a total of 16 Illinois conceived and foaled 3-y...
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Hattie is newest Hall of Fame broodmare

on 07/22/2013 2:00 AM
Hillbilly Hanover's win on July 13 at Yonkers Raceway was a Hall of Fame victory. When Hillbilly Hanover won a $34,000 conditioned race at Yonkers that night, it propelled his dam, Hattie, to automatic Hall of Fame broodmare status. Now 21 years old, Hattie is still an active broodmare at Hanover Shoe Farms.   The Hall of Fame provides for broodmares to be automatically inducted if ...
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Rock N Roll Heaven: Champ with Red Mile ties

on 07/22/2013 2:00 AM
The live racing season at Lexington's Historic The Red Mile racetrack in the heart of horse country is now less than a month away, with opening day on Sunday, Aug. 4.The greatly anticipated two weeks of Grand Circuit racing begins on Thursday, Sept. 26.   Long regarded as the horse capitol of the world, the Bluegrass region of Kentucky with its limestone rich soil has prod...
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Another handicapping opportunity on Adios Day

on 07/22/2013 2:00 AM
On the heels of a successful contest last week, The Meadows and HorseTourneys.com will offer another "Pick & Pray” handicapping contest on Saturday, July 27, a power-packed card that features the $500,000 (est.) final of the Delvin Miller Adios. At stake: a free berth in the 2014 World Harness Handicapping Championship (WHHC).   For the contest, participants must place hypothe...
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For first time in 23 years, racing in Bedford, PA

on 07/22/2013 2:00 AM
Harness racing returned to the Bedford, Pa., half-mile oval Monday for the first time in 23 years, with an excellent card of Pennsylvania Fair Sire Stakes for 3 year olds, rewarding the work of Jake Hoover, leader of the Bedford revival, and his co-workers over a track that is usually used for a different kind of horsepower under the name "Bedford Speedway.”   And it seems ap...
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Unefoisdansmavie beats boys in Meadows trot

on 07/22/2013 2:00 AM
One of two mares in a tough field of horses and geldings, Unefoisdansmavie showed the boys how it's done Monday at The Meadows when she kicked by Big And Little late to capture the $20,000 Preferred Handicap Trot.   Unefoisdansmavie zipped out for the early lead for Dave Palone but was content to sit in the pocket when Big And Little quarter-poled to the front. The 6-year-old daught...
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Forty Five Red scores in 1:55.4 in Sheppard

on 07/21/2013 2:00 AM
Forty Five Red (Dan Dube) won Yonkers Raceway's $111,250 final of Yonkers Raceway's Lawrence B. Sheppard Pace for 2-year-old colts and geldings Saturday night.   With nose on gate from post position 2, Forty Five Red left around Thereisapaceforus (Larry Stalbaum). The former--whose task was simplified when 4-5 favorite Western Conquest (Brent Holland) and Gotta Laugh Again...
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Real Babe one of Bongiorno's 3 Meadowlands wins

on 07/21/2013 2:00 AM
Real Babe handed the heavily favored Maven her first defeat of the 2013 campaign in the first $20,000 leg of the Ima Lula trotting series for 4-year-old mares on Saturday night at the Meadowlands. Also, Joe Bongiorno was in from Saratoga for the card and picked up the drive on Real Babe for trainer Mark Harder. Bongiorno got the mare away second and when the dust settled moved her to the ...
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Night Pro equals track mark with ISS final win

on 07/21/2013 2:00 AM
Hoosier Park Racing & Casino highlighted its 20th season of live Standardbred racing with the annual Hoosier Champions night in front of a packed house on Saturday, July 20. Four new Indiana Sire Stakes champions were crowned on the evening that featured a 14-race card boasting purses over the $1 million mark. The track played host to four $200,000 Indiana Sire Stakes finals for 3-year-old...
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Creampuff Macdaddy's 1:56.3 fastest at Yonkers

on 07/21/2013 2:00 AM
Canadian import Creampuff Macdaddy (Jason Bartlett, $4.90) and favored Dontyouforgetit (Jimmy Takter, $3.60) won their respective $40,000 eliminations Saturday night for Yonkers Raceway's 59th Yonkers Trot. A total of 15 three-year-olds--11 colts and four geldings--competed in two elims for berths in next Saturday night's $450,000 final, the first jewel of the trotting Triple Crown. ...
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A Rocknroll Dance's 1:49.1 wins Battle, sets mark

on 07/21/2013 2:00 AM
A Rocknroll Dance broke the world record for 4-year-old horses on a half-mile track, posting a1:49.1 win on Saturday (July 20). The four-length world record victory came in the 28th edition of Northfield Park's $120,500 Battle of Lake Erie.   A Rocknroll Dance (Rocknroll Hanover-Wichita Hanover-Cam's Card Shark) is Buckeye-owned by A Rocknroll Dance Stable of Wauseon, Ohio, and trai...
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Stalhiem credited with Hoosier Park save

on 07/20/2013 2:00 AM
Much like a top baseball relief pitcher, outrider Neal Stalhiem stepped in to get the save on a night where things could have taken a turn for the worse.   Due to the swift and precise response of Hoosier Park Racing & Casino's outrider, Neal Stalhiem, injuries were avoided when catastrophe struck in the 12th race on the 14-race card at Hoosier Park on Friday. Stalhiem's ex...
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Royal Cee Cee N sees Yonkers winner's circle

on 07/20/2013 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway's pair of humid Friday night $46,000 Open Handicaps--a pace for ladies and a trot for either/or--were won by Royal Cee Cee N (Jordan Stratton, $5.70) and Monsignor Flan (Brent Holland, $7.80).   Royal Cee Cee N, assigned post position No. 7 as the 9-5 favorite, worked around Brownville Bomber (Dan Dube), grabbing the lead right at the :28.1 opening quarter mile. Afte...
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Freshman filllies in OHSS action at Northfield

on 07/20/2013 2:00 AM
On Friday, Northfield Park hosted five divisions of Ohio Sires Stake racing action as part of the a 14-race program.Two-year-old filly trotters competed in three divisions and filly pacers in two. Chris Page was the stakes driving star of the night with three OSS victories. Dan Noble and Tony Hall also piloted a stakes win.   The trotters took to the stage in Race 1 and Rose Ru...
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JK Molly sets Tioga 2FP track record

on 07/20/2013 2:00 AM
The Tompkins-Geers Grand Circuit stakes for 2-year old pacers took center stage at Tioga Downs on Friday night. Three divisions of freshman filly pacers and three divisions of freshman colt pacers were the co-featured events on the night's 12-race card.   In the first $26,040 division of the night, the filly pacers showed off their stuff and Linda Toscano's JK Molly opened some eyes in h...
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Hay Beautiful euthanized after trailer accident

on 07/20/2013 2:00 AM
Hay Beautiful, a 6-year-old pacing mare scheduled to start Friday night in the 7th race at the Meadowlands, was euthanized in the afternoon after the trailing carrying it and another horse overturned on Route 80 while on the way to the racetrack, according to published reports.   NJ.com reported that about 2:50 p.m., the horse trailer bringing Hau Beautiful to the Meadowlands hit a ...
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Hot Shot Blue Chip wins in Big M FFA Trot

on 07/20/2013 2:00 AM
In perhaps what was a prep for the John Cashman Jr. Memorial, Hot Shot Blue Chip and Sevruga sprinted away from the Free-For-All Handicap tield in 1:52 on Friday night at the Meadowlands.   Hot Shot Blue Chip has been known to spring the occasional upset, including a victory over Chapter Seven in the Credit Winner Trot at Vernon Downs one year ago. On Friday night, he pulled off anot...
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Rusty's Bliss sets PA Stallion mark

on 07/20/2013 2:00 AM
Rebounding big time from an off-the-board performance, Rusty's Bliss blew away the field by 9 1/4 lengths in a stakes record 1:53.1 in Friday's $140,000 Pennsylvania Stallion Series event at The Meadows.   The stakes for 2-year-old filly pacers was contested over seven divisions, with Corona With Lime, Lucy's Pearl, Shesaidhesaidisaid, South Beach Babe, McVita Bella and Southwind Jum...
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