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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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The "Captain" set to qualify Saturday at Big M

on 04/26/2013 2:00 AM
Stars, stars and more stars. Seventeen qualifiers have been scheduled for Saturday morning at the Meadowlands and several of the sports biggest names will be on the racetrack, including the 2012 Pacer of the Year Captaintreacherous and divisional rivals Odds On Equuleus and Rockin Amadeus, who drew into separate contests. Saturday marks the first appearance of the year for both Captaintreac...
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3YO pacing fillies in Meadows series action

on 04/26/2013 2:00 AM
Forced to come first-over into pedestrian fractions, Mattwestern turned on the after-burners to capture a division of Friday’s My Drag Queen Pace at The Meadows. Doubelieveinmagic took the other $12,500 third-leg split in the series for 3-year-old fillies. The $20,000 (est.) series final is set for Friday, May 3. Things looked bleak for Mattwestern when she got away fifth and saw the fron...
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2013 Ontario Sires Stakes schedule now available

on 04/26/2013 2:00 AM
The 2013 Ontario Sires Stakes (OSS) schedule is now available and is posted on the  OSS website at www.ontariosiresstakes.com. The schedule was drafted with the racing information known at this time and participants are advised that the dates and locations are subject to change.To view the full release and schedule, please use the following link:http://www.ontarioracingcommissio...
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Promisemethis wins Meadows series split

on 04/25/2013 2:00 AM
Rebounding from an uncharacteristic break last week, Promisemethis sailed to a front-end victory in Wednesday’s Trotslikethewind Trot at The Meadows. Gliding To Glory took the other $12,500 third-leg split in the series for 3-year-old fillies. The $20,000 (est.) series final is set for Wednesday, May 1. After winning her division in the series’ opening leg, Promisemethis made an inexp...
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Konkle named Hoosier Park's racing scholar

on 04/25/2013 2:00 AM
Tim Konkle, 53, has a professional goal to promote and help grow the Indiana harness racing industry; plain and simple. With more than 50 years of horse racing experience, 15 years at Hoosier Park alone, Konkle brings a level of professionalism and expertise that is unparalleled in the greater Indiana region.   For this reason, Hoosier Park has transitioned Konkle from backside main...
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40-year-old trifecta cashes in at Buffalo

on 04/25/2013 2:00 AM
Although Standardbreds are eligible to compete through age 14, a very rare few remain competitive enough to maintain a racing career anywhere near the mandatory retirement age.   However, the first race on Wednesday, April 24, at Buffalo Raceway produced a feat that will be hard to duplicate.   In what seemed like an ordinary $4,000 claiming race, Fleeing the ...
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Bolt The Duer wins second qualifier of 2013

on 04/25/2013 2:00 AM
Some well-known harness names--and a few that may establish themselves at the highest levels in the near future--were out for qualifying action at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs Thursday morning.   Bolt The Duer, the fastest horse ever on a five-eighths mile track by virtue of his 1:47.4 triumph in the Adios last year, went behind the gate for the second time as a 4 year old....
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Baillargeon sends out "The Tank" in Lifetime Dream

on 04/25/2013 2:00 AM
When One More Ginny found herself in the Ben Baillargeon barn late last season, she quickly developed the nickname "The Tank" from the Rockwood conditioner.   "She's a big mare, I mean really big,” Baillargeon said. "She's just a tank and that's her nickname at the farm.”   After a successful 2012 season, One More Ginny has started off her 4-year-old career in fine fo...
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New Weekend Preview now available!

on 04/25/2013 2:00 AM
The latest edition of HarnessRacing Weekend Preview takes a look at Saturday night's $450,000 final of the George Morton Levy Memorial Series for older pacers, which features Foiled Again and the 9 year old's nearly-completed quest to reach the $5-million mark in career earnings.   Also, Northfield Park is the site on Friday night of the Courageous Lady for 3-year-old filly pacers, ...
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Upsets in Celias Counsel divisions at Woodbine

on 04/25/2013 2:00 AM
A pair of $15,000 Celias Counsel divisions for sophomore trotting fillies highlighted the Thursday evening program at Woodbine. Both Jojo On The Gogo and Bop Too The Top found the winner's circle for their connections at odds of 6-1 and 30-1, respectively.   Jojo On The Gogo, driven by Sylvain Filion, went gate to wire in the first division defeating heavily-favored Rockin With Dewe...
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$23,255 Pick-7 carryover Wednesday at Buffalo

on 04/24/2013 2:00 AM
With the jackpot continuing to rise with every passing night, the $2 Pick 7 wager eluded fans once again last week at Buffalo Raceway. Fans will have their next shot at the $23,255 carryover on Wednesday night.   Track management has decided to add to the excitement each night by announcing the number of live tickets at the conclusion of each leg. Last Saturday, 68 live tickets rema...
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Jerseylicious wins Weiss final in photo finish

on 04/24/2013 2:00 AM
Jerseylicious won a showdown with Shebestingin to capture the final of the Bobby Weiss Series for 3-year-old pacing fillies on Tuesday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. The race carried a purse of $30,000.   Jerseylicious (Western Ideal-Jet Lag N) came into the race unbeaten in seven 2013 races, while Shebestingin had never lost in five career starts. Jerseylicious had a post po...
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Raceway Park set to open on Saturday

on 04/24/2013 2:00 AM
Raceway Park will commence its 2013 season of live harness racing this weekend with programs on Saturday and Sunday nights beginning at 6 p.m.   Trainers interested in participating are reminded that entries for both cards must be called in to the race office by 9 a.m. on Thursday, April 25.   "We're going to try a double draw every Thursday for both weekend programs this...
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Southwind's Allen Skolnick dies at 84

on 04/24/2013 2:00 AM
Allen Skolnick, who owned and operated Southwind Farms in Pennington, N.J., died Wednesday morning, April 24, after a long illness. He was 84.   Mr. Skolnick's death comes less than a month after his wife of 60 years, Connie, died, also at the age of 84.   Southwind Farms was purchased by the Skolnicks in 1986. The 235-acre farm is currently the home to trotting stallion ...
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"Goo," We Will See, Romantic Moment win qualifiers

on 04/24/2013 2:00 AM
Making his second qualifying start of the year on Tuesday at Harrah's Philadelphia, world-champion 4-year-old trotter Googoo Gaagaa scored a 1:55.2 victory. Corey Callahan drove Googoo Gaagaa to the three-length win for breeder-owner-trainer Richard Hans.   Also winning a qualifier in 1:53.4 was the 6-year-old pacer We Will See, who will bring a bankroll of more than $2.5 million i...
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Hard Rock enters agreement with Meadowlands

on 04/24/2013 2:00 AM
Hard Rock International–owner of one of the world's most recognized and iconic brands–announced Wednesday it has entered into a long-term agreement with New Meadowlands Racetrack LLC. As part of this agreement, Hard Rock will make an equity investment in New Meadowlands Racetrack LLC, which extends to any projected future developments at the racetrack.   "Hard Rock Int...
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ORC updates Ontario racing program

on 04/24/2013 2:00 AM
Following a review of changes necessary to reflect the current environment in Ontario, adjustments to the Ontario Racing Program (ORP) Implementation Criteria were announced Wednesday.   Since its inception in 2010, the principles of the Ontario Racing Program have applied to all breeds. It was actively implemented first within Standardbred Racing.   Implementation Crit...
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