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Little Ms Chrissty takes Sorce Ann at Balmoral

on 07/04/2013 2:00 AM
Flashing the form that made her one of the best two-year-old filly trotters in the Prairie State last season, Robert and Donnie Taylor's Little Ms Chrissy notched her second straight stakes score in 2013 as she parlayed a perfect pocket-sitting trip into a 1 ½ length victory in Wednesday's $12,000 Sorce Ann Stake at Balmoral Park. The final time of 1:54.4 was a new life mark for the daughter ...
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New Weekend Preview now available

on 07/04/2013 2:00 AM
Let's get the Fourth of July party started with the new Weekend Preview. There looks to be plenty of fireworks on the track at the Meadowlands as a single Meadowlands Pace elimination and a pair of eliminations for the William Haughton Memorial highlight Saturday's card, and the Weekend Preview takes you inside both stakes.   The connections of three horses—including the top-ranke...
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Page drives three OSS winners at Scioto

on 07/04/2013 2:00 AM
The rain came halfway through the race card but it didn't dampen the spirits of the fans that came to watch and bet on the races, nor the horsemen that were racing Ohio Sire Stakes 2-year-old fillies at Scioto Downs Racino on the 4th of July.   Chris Page was smoking right off the bat, winning the first four races on the day, the first three of which were Sire Stakes events. In the first ...
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Artic Byrd rallies for 1:52.1 Vernon victory

on 07/04/2013 2:00 AM
Artic Byrd continued her high-flying ways with a 1:52.1 come-from-behind victory in the featured event during Thursday's special July 4th -matinee program at Vernon Downs.   Competing in the 10th race, the week's $8,000 Open-2 contest for female pacers, the energetic Artic Byrd idled in fourth place as Abbey Road Hanover hustled to a :56-second half. The 5-year-old roan mare rallied...
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Plenty of stakes action at Yonkers

on 07/04/2013 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway's upcoming calendar offers stakes from both the open and statebred sides of the menu.   Friday night. the $291,475 New York Sire Stakes Armand Palatucci Pace for 3-year-old colts and geldings has three divisions--worth $96,025, $97,725 and $97,725, respectively--carded as races 1,10 and 11.   The opening event asks the musical question, "Is Bettor Than You...
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USTA introduces legislative tool kit

on 07/04/2013 2:00 AM
As America heads for our annual celebration of independence, the U.S. Trotting Association has introduced a Legislative Tool Kit, designed to help industry participants exercise their democratic rights as they pertain to equine industry concerns.   The Tool Kit, based in the horsemen's section of the USTA's website at http://www.ustrotting.com/, = is designed to help those...
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Zucccarello hopes to slash his Z at Goshen

on 07/04/2013 2:00 AM
The literary character Zorro punctuated his successes by slicing the air with three quick slashes of his rapier, marking the letter Z.   Amateur driver Matt Zuccarello, who has a big Z across the back of his black, blue and white colors, hopes his fellow drivers see his Z cross the finish line ahead of them at Goshen Historic Track on Saturday. Zuccarello, 38, lives in New Hyde P...
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Gallie Bythe Beach's 1:52 fastest in All Stars

on 07/03/2013 2:00 AM
Driver Corey Callahan and trainer Michael Hall hooked up for a pair of wins in Pennsylvania All Stars action for 2-year-old pacing fillies on Tuesday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. There were five divisions of the races held, with each carrying a purse of $30,000.   Stepping past Callahan and Hall for the spotlight was the Somebeachsomewhere-Galleria daughter Gallie Bythe Beach, wh...
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Social Scene sets 1:52 track mark in NYSS

on 07/03/2013 2:00 AM
On Tuesday night at Yonkers Raceway, $353,256 in purses for New York Sire Stakes were up for grabs for 3-year-old pacing fillies. Each division carried a purse of $88,314.   The first division was wagered as a two-horse race and indeed, it was. Cheyenne Miriam (Simon Allard), from post position 5, held a chasing Park N Orchard (Brian Sears) at bay through fractions of ...
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Six-horse Connors Memorial prep at Hazel Park

on 07/03/2013 2:00 AM
A compact field of six will line up behind the gate Friday night, July 5, at Hazel Park Raceway in the William Connors Memorial prep race. The race highlights a holiday card that will be capped off by the track's annual fireworks display following the races.   With just a half-dozen 3-year-old trotters entered for the 14th renewal of the race named for the late Hall of Fame race secretary...
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Haroun Hanover: "Whoa, big fella!"

on 07/03/2013 2:00 AM
"Whoa, big fella!"'seems to be what driver Jimmy Marohn Jr. is saying as he and Haroun Hanover crossed the Monticello Raceway finish line first for the 17th this year on Tuesday afternoon.   Understandably sent off the odds-on favorite after four previous consecutive victories, the 7-year-old Bettor's Delight gelding practically made a laugher out of the contest when he toured ...
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Iannazzo ready to watch Stevensville in Goshen

on 07/03/2013 2:00 AM
Owner Charles Iannazzo and trainer/driver Ray Schnittker have been connected with some successful horses over the years and the duo might have another one in 2-year-old colt pacer Stevensville. Stevensville, coming off a 1:52.2 win June 30 in a division of the Pennsylvania All Stars at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, is entered in Friday's $14,440 Landmark Stakes for 2-year-old male pacers at Gos...
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Baby races at Big M, Mohawk on Saturday

on 07/03/2013 2:00 AM
If you are keeping track of 2 year olds, the baby races at the Meadowlands and Mohawk Racetrack on Saturday morning will give you plenty of material for review. The Meadowlands has 13 baby races scheduled while 10 are carded at Mohawk. The Meadowlands races include offspring from the first crop of Muscle Hill, including his daughter from D Train, the dam of Donato Hanover. Named Demoiselle ...
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19 participate in youth camp at Scioto

on 07/03/2013 2:00 AM
Nineteen children between the ages of 10 and 14 got a hands-on lesson in horsemanship at Tuesday's (July 2) Harness Horse Youth Foundation camp at Scioto Downs. HHYF summer programs instructors Mollie Fenwick and Kathi Auer introduced the campers to barn safety, grooming techniques and harnessing equipment. The campers then harnessed and unharnessed the HHYF Trottingbreds CD's Miss M, Little Hic...
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Win Missy B has Cantab Hall foal in ET mare

on 07/03/2013 2:00 AM
Win Missy B 3, 1:52, a winner of 16 of 33 career starts and $1.5 million in purses, is back on track for her racing career after being bred to Cantab Hall.   Robert Key, who bred and owns Win Missy B, decided to breed the now 4-year-old mare and attempt an embryo transfer, which would allow "Missy" to return to the track. It took more than one breeding cycle, but "Missy" c...
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2YO pacing fillies in NYSS at Monticello July 4

on 07/03/2013 2:00 AM
The first Monticello Raceway legs of New York- bred races will commence Thursday evening, July 4, and will feature the $130,000 New York Sires Stakes as well as the $50,000 Excelsior Stakes, both for freshman pacing fillies. It will be the second stop for the 2 year olds en route to the $175,000 final later this fall. A special post time for the 11-race card will be at 5:30 pm followed by t...
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Amped Up Hanover, Ravenclaw set 1:55.4 mark

on 07/03/2013 2:00 AM
Five divisions of Pennsylvania All Stars races were held for 2-year-old colt and gelding trotters on Wednesday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, and a track record fell in the process. The races each carried a purse of $30,000.   The winners of Wednesday night's Pennsylvania All Stars races were: Amped Up Hanover (Explosive Matter-Armbro Amadeus), driven by Marcus Miller an...
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Meadows names stakes for Ed Ryan, Mary Lib Miller

on 07/02/2013 2:00 AM
As part of the year-long celebration of its 50th anniversary, The Meadows has renamed a pair of Grand Circuit stakes to honor two people instrumental in the track's success over those five decades.   The 2-year-old colt and gelding trot, formerly the Henry Oliver, is now the Edward M. Ryan to recognize the vital role played by the late Ed Ryan — both on and off the track. A determ...
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Labs on the lookout for "Purple Pain," "TB-500"

on 07/02/2013 2:00 AM
The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) Tactical Research Committee has reviewed data from laboratory analysis of two substances of concern in racing that have been marketed as powerfully effective drugs – "Purple Pain” and "TB-500.” Both of these substances are non-FDA-approved and only available through compounding pharmacies. Accordingly, under the RCI guideline regardi...
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20 wins for Tracys Song: "She refused to lose"

on 07/02/2013 2:00 AM
There's an old adage that states that "there are horses for courses," and never has that maxim been more accurate then when it concerns Tracys Song and Monticello Raceway.   On Monday, the 8-year-old pacing mare notched her 20th seasonal victory here at the Mighty M when Bruce Aldrich Jr. drove her to a 1:57.3 victory over Rustys Flying and driver Jimmy Marohn Jr.  ...
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