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Buffalo Pick 7 carryover almost $30,000

on 04/29/2013 2:00 AM
Even with four solid opportunities to nail down the Pick 7 last week, the wager has eluded the public once again. The carryover stands at $29,748 heading into Wednesday (May 1). Fans connected on six of seven on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night, yet the carryover somehow managed to escape on each program. Friday night had one lucky fan staring at a ‘pool shot' of over $27,000 if Tr...
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Volunteers get mini horses ready for HHYF tour

on 04/29/2013 2:00 AM
With the Harness Horse Youth Foundations' extensive summer camp schedule just two months away, the HHYF stable of Trottingbreds is being prepped for the season by a group of experienced volunteer trainers at locations across the country. For program dates, information and registration forms, go to http://www.hhyf.org/programs.asp. In Springfield, Illinois, trainer Nick Giberson, assisted by his...
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Tioga has 4-day box for 2013 race meet

on 04/29/2013 2:00 AM
Tioga Downs would like to remind all horsemen that we have switched to a four day box for the 2013 racing season. Entries for opening day (Saturday, May 4) are due into the Tioga Downs' race office (607.699.7688) by 9 am on Tuesday, April 30.   Tioga Downs' opening day will carry a special post time of 5 pm. We will race 3 races and then take a 1 hour break for the Derby and resume ...
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Canadian Hall announces "Legends" inductees

on 04/29/2013 2:00 AM
The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame has announced its 2013 Legend inductees. Legends are people and horses whose accomplishments took place a number of decades ago. They made unique contributions to horse racing in Canada and our Hall is pleased to recognize the special roles they played. There are two Standardbred legends this year: Samuel Johnston and the horse Celias Counsel.   ...
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Somwherovrarainbow makes first start Friday

on 04/29/2013 2:00 AM
George Teague Jr. saw dreams come true with Somwherovrarainbow in 2012. He visualizes the possibility of another strong season from the filly pacer this year. Somwherovrarainbow, who was last season's Dan Patch Award winner for best 2-year-old filly pacer, will make her 3-year-old debut in Friday night's $38,415 John Simpson Memorial at the Meadowlands Racetrack. She drew post four, with Montr...
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Scioto purses in ballpark with Meadows, Hoosier

on 04/29/2013 2:00 AM
Horsemen will notice a significant purse increase when entering their horses for opening day at Scioto Downs Racino; live racing starts back up next week on Wednesday, May 8. In some cases, purses are higher, or within $500, of similar classes at The Meadows and Hoosier Park, where many Ohio horsemen have been shipping to race. For example, a $5,000 claimer for filliy and mare pacers goes for ...
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To Beach His Own wins in Vernon series action

on 04/28/2013 2:00 AM
To Beach His Own re-set the Vernon Downs current speed standard to 1:50.4 with his dominating victory in Saturday night’s 10th race as driver/trainer Ray Schnittker completed a second-leg sweep of the new Anthony J. Farina Memorial Pacing Series. Schnittker, who captured the opening Farina flight with Red Rock in race one, roared back in the final elimination round with To Beach His Own to no...
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Paulette Revere wins again at The Meadows

on 04/28/2013 2:00 AM
On April 20 at The Meadows, Paulette Revere stalked Unefoisdansmavie from the pocket, then brushed by her in the lane to capture the Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Trot. On Saturday, it was déjà vu all over again, as Paulette Revere once more used a pocket trip and the Lightning Lane to defeat Unefoisdansmavie by a neck in 1:55.2 and take the $22,500 top distaff trot. RT Sun Poco f...
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Forty Tales wins Derby Trial for Perretti Farms

on 04/28/2013 2:00 AM
Branching out to the Thoroughbred side of horse racing, Perretti Farms had a big winner on Saturday night at Churchill Downs when Forty Tales won the $201,425 Derby Trial. Racing under the banner of Perretti Racing Stable, Forty Tales won the one-turn mile race in 1:35.77 with Joel Rosario riding for trainer Todd Pletcher.   Purchased for $80,000 at the 2011 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July sal...
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Charisma Hanover wins Courageous Lady

on 04/27/2013 2:00 AM
The first Grand Circuit event of the season for three-year-old filly pacers was a wire to wire victory for the Burke Racing Stable and Weaver Bruscemi LLC when their filly, Charisma Hanover, won the $84,000 Courageous Lady at Northfield Park. Trained by Ron Burke and driven by Dave Palone, Charisma Hanover was 1 1/4-lengths in front at the finish and returned $3.40 to win.  Despite bei...
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The Evictor takes top trot in 1:54.3 at Vernon

on 04/27/2013 2:00 AM
The Evictor made fast work of seven high-stepping Open rivals, while Hold On Tightly became the first three-time winner of the season at Vernon Downs on Friday night (April 26). With Marcus Miller doing the teaming for trainer John Butenschoen in race 10, The Evictor took over from Yankee Manny in the stretch drive and powered to an impressive 1:54.3 victory, fastest trotting mile of the fi...
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Stars compete in busy Meadowlands qualifiers

on 04/27/2013 2:00 AM
The qualifying slate at the Meadowlands Saturday morning featured many of harness racing’s best and brightest. Over the course of 17 races, some of the sport’s biggest names competed at the Big M, led by the debut of 2012 Pacer of the Year Captaintreacherous. Drawing in with six other pacers in the morning’s 14th event, the Somebeachsomewhere-Worldly Treasure colt led gate-to-wire in a 1:52 ...
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Feeling You wins Bluechip Matchmaker in 1:52.4

on 04/27/2013 2:00 AM
Second choice Feeling You and driver Tyler Buter patiently sat in the pocket and slipped up the inside in the stretch to win the $285,000 Bluechip Matchmaker Final Saturday night, April 27 at Yonkers. The duo finished half a length in front of Anndrovette in a time of 1:52.4. Starting from the rail, Buter and Feeling You were forward placed early, getting the pocket seat behind Camille and Yann...
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'Razzle' dazzles with 1:51.3 Levy Final score

on 04/27/2013 2:00 AM
Razzle Dazzle and driver Brian Sears led gate-to-wire to capture the $450,000 George Morton Levy Series Final Saturday, April 27 at Yonkers. Drawing the rail for the final, the Real Desire six year old set every fraction and held off a hard charging Foiled Again to claim his fourth seasonal win in 1:51.3. Versado and Andy Miller finished third. When the gate folded, Foiled Again and Yannick Gin...
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Thunder Steeler takes Hoosier invite in 1:50.1

on 04/27/2013 2:00 AM
Thunder Steeler made his presence felt in the late stages of the $24,000 Invitational pace at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino as he rallied sharply to take home top honors in the featured event on Saturday (Apr 27). Shipping in from Balmoral Park, the four-year-old gelding’s 1:50.1 victory marks the fastest mile over Hoosier Park’s oval thus far into the 2013 meet. As the gate closed, Rick...
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Burnin Money sweeps Don Mills Series

on 04/27/2013 2:00 AM
After finding the winner’s circle in both preliminary rounds of the Don Mills Series, Burnin Money completed the series sweep in a stakes record time of 1:52.4 Saturday night, April 27. Driven by Jonathan Drury, the 15-time winner also set a new lifetime best in the process for trainer Carmen Auciello and owners Wheelhouse Racing Stable. Guiltywithanexcuse (Paul MacDonell) fired to the fro...
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Mystic Karissa rebounds in Thompson Series

on 04/26/2013 2:00 AM
Mystic Karissa made amends for her first loss of the season last week as she captured the fastest division of the Bill Thompson series, a late-closing event open to Indiana-sired 3 year old and older fillies and mares that are non-winners of $30,000 lifetime, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Thursday. The 3-year-old filly notched her fifth win in six lifetime performances in career-best ...
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Intimidate wins Rideau Carleton qualifier

on 04/26/2013 2:00 AM
Breeders Crown champion Intimidate, who went on to win the 2012 O'Brien Award as Canada's 3-Year-Old Colt Trotter of the Year, picked up his first charted line of the season during Thursday morning's qualifying session at Rideau Carleton Raceway, and it was a winning effort.   The 4-year-old son of Justice Hall-Fabulous Tag, who was last spotted at Woodbine Racetrack winning la...
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Marohn brings home five winners at Mighty M

on 04/26/2013 2:00 AM
Jimmy Marohn Jr. put on a driving clinic at Monticello Raceway on Thursday afternoon when he reined five winners on the 10-race card.   Marohn, the defending driving champion at the Mighty M, started his day winning both ends of the early double. He scored with Allan Cisco Stable's trotter La Hollywood ($3.40) in 2:03.3 in the first race, and then came back to cop the seco...
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New racing under saddle series at Meadowlands

on 04/26/2013 2:00 AM
A late-closing series for trotters racing under saddle will feature a $25,000 final on Hambletonian Day, Sat., Aug. 3, at the Meadowlands Racetrack.   Monte racing, a hybrid of harness and Thoroughbred racing is a popular pari-mutuel sport in Europe, especially in France where many top trotters and drivers compete in both sulky and saddle races.   The fledgling organizat...
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