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News from Northfield, Tioga, Vernon

on 07/12/2013 2:00 AM
Pebble Creek was victorious in the $6,000 Fillies and Mares Open Pace on Friday (July 10) in Northfield Park's tenth race. She is trained by Virgil Morgan Jr. for owner Debbie Bird of Harwood, Ont. Morgan called upon Wyatt Irvine to drive the 6-year-old pacing mare.   Pebble Creek (Modern Art-Hayser Creek-Threefold) started from post five. Irvine fired her off the gate and she led at ever...
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Radar Contact, Tall Cotton win at Yonkers

on 07/12/2013 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway's pair of soggy Friday night $46,000 co-features--a Open Pace for the ladies and an Open Handicap Trot for everyone--were won, respectively, by Radar Contact (Mark MacDonald, $19.40) and people's choice Tall Cotton (George Brennan, $3.70).   Radar Contact, from post position 2, was third early as Four Starz Roe (Jason Bartlett) sloshed her way to the lead (:26.1...
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Red Hot Herbie lowers record in Indiana Gold

on 07/11/2013 2:00 AM
Red Hot Herbie, with Derek Hooley at the lines, shattered his own track record for 3-year-old trotting geldings when he powered home a winner in 1:54.3 at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Thursday July 11. Notching his fourth win of the season, Red Hot Herbie captured the final round of the $30,000 Indiana Gold Sire in a lifetime best effort. He established the previous record of 1:55 on Ju...
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He’s Watching breaks 2YOCP record at Buffalo

on 07/11/2013 2:00 AM
He’s Watching, a two-year-old colt by American Ideal, out of the Real Desire mare Baberhood, won his $37,862 division of the New York Sire Stakes in 1:55.4 here at Buffalo Raceway Wednesday night (July 10). That winning time now goes in the record book replacing Heston Blue Chip’s time of 1:56.2 set in 2011. It was the second lifetime start, and win, for He’s Watching, who was a $3,000 Ha...
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Sir James tabbed choice in Connors Memorial

on 07/11/2013 2:00 AM
Six 3-year-old trotters will go postward in Friday night's (July 12) $100,000 William Connors Memorial at Hazel Park Raceway, with the compact field having met last weekend in a prep race won by Sir James. While Sir James and four other Connors starters will have returning drivers, one entry will have a new face in the sulky. Torino Seelster, who finished sixth in the prep race with driver ...
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Wrenn reaches suspension agreement in Ind.

on 07/11/2013 2:00 AM
Indiana Horse Racing Commission executive director Joe Gorajic has confirmed to harnessracing.com that a settlement agreement has been reached with horseman Peter Wrenn, who has been suspended since May 9 as a result of a human positive test for codeine and a secondary incident. Per the agreement, he could return to racing as soon as early next month. Wrenn originally received a 30-day susp...
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O'Donnell to drive in Hazel Park's Connors

on 07/11/2013 2:00 AM
In a race named for a Hall of Fame race secretary it seems only fitting that a Hall of Fame driver participate, and that's exactly what will happen in Friday night's $100,000 William Connors Memorial for 3-year-old colt trotters at Hazel Park Raceway. Bill O'Donnell, inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1991, four years after Connors was enshrined in Goshen, N.Y., will drive Torino Seelster in...
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Make It Hot's win just what the "Doc" ordered

on 07/11/2013 2:00 AM
Harvey "Doc” Stein made it two in a row in Billings trots at Monticello Raceway when he guided his veteran stallion Make It Hot to a 2:02.4 victory over seven others on Wednesday afternoon.   The last time Make It Hot was on the racetrack was on June 19 also at the Mighty M and he was victorious in Billings competition that afternoon. That mile was trotted in 2:04.1 and it was the...
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Summer Mixed catalog now available

on 07/11/2013 2:00 AM
The catalog and racelines for the Meadowlands Summer Mixed Sale are now available on the Tattersalls website, www.tattersallsredmile.com. They are also offered on the Equineline® sales catalog app for iPad users. The print catalog and racelines have been mailed and should be received by those on the Tattersalls mailing list within the next few days. The sale, held on Sunday, July 28,...
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Unwanted Horse Coalition's castration program working

on 07/11/2013 2:00 AM
The Unwanted Horse Coalition's (UHC) Operation Gelding program continues to help castrate stallions across the country. Over 750 stallions have been castrated, in over 60 clinics, in 26 different states, since the program's inception in August 2010. Operation Gelding is able to continue thanks to the support and seed money provided by the American Association of Equine Practitioners Foundat...
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NYSS 3YO colt trotters on tap at Vernon

on 07/11/2013 2:00 AM
Three divisions of the New York Sires Stakes (NYSS) for sophomore colt trotters will compete for total purses of just over $130,000 at Vernon Downs on Saturday night.   The first division favorite is the Crazed colt Crazy About Pat, who has been first and second in NYSS races his last two. Noel Daley trains him for Patricia Stable and Cat Manzi is in for the drive.   EL R...
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New Weekend Preview your guide to Pace night

on 07/11/2013 2:00 AM
With a huge card of racing set for Saturday night at the Meadowlands, you've got to download HarnessRacing Weekend Preview to follow all the action. And don't forget, if you don't subscribe to RTN or can't make it to the track, you can watch the action live on TVG (channel 405 on Dish Network and 602 on DirecTV, as well as some cable providers).   The latest HarnessRacing Weekend Preview ...
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Meadowlands offering $100k Pick 4 Saturday

on 07/10/2013 2:00 AM
The Meadowlands Racetrack has offered the best bet in harness racing for years and on Meadowlands Pace night, it will be even better. That's because The Late Pick Four will double its guarantee. On Saturday night, that wager, covering races 7 through 10, will carry a $100,000 guaranteed pool.   The sequence will feature many of the finest horses in training. The Meadowlands Pace Lat...
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Soderberg on how he fell for Western Vintage

on 07/10/2013 2:00 AM
Western Vintage, unbeaten in his first two starts, headlines his New Jersey Sire Stakes Final, one of a quartet of $150,000 finals for two-year-olds on Saturday, July 13, 2013 at the Meadowlands. Western Vintage has been installed as the 8-5 morning line favorite in the division for two-year-old pacing colts and geldings, carded as the fourth race. Driven by Yannick Gingras and trained by N...
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Maven heads up Miss Versatility field

on 07/10/2013 2:00 AM
The third leg of the popular Miss Versatility series for trotting mares is on the Friday night card at the Meadowlands. Eight of the finest will compete in this Grand Circuit event for a purse of $40,000 in Race 11.   Maven has been invincible thus far in four 2013 starts for her connections with two of those wins coming at Mohawk in legs one and two of the Miss Versatility. She is ...
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Kimelman appointed to NY Sires Stakes board

on 07/10/2013 2:00 AM
Blue Chip Farms president and Standardbred Owners Association of New York director Mike Kimelman was recently appointed to the Board of the Agriculture and New York State Horse Breeding Development Fund. Also known as the Sire Stakes Fund, Kimelman's appointment was made by the New York State Senate Majority at the recommendation of Senator John Bonacic. Kimelman has been an active particip...
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PA HarnessWeek celebrates 200th episode

on 07/10/2013 2:00 AM
PA HarnessWeek,” harness racing's fastest-paced half-hour, turns 200 this Saturday. Now in its sixth season, the show covers the best of harness racing from Pennsylvania and across the globe with heart and humor. A special episode marking the anniversary will air this Saturday at the show's regular time, 10:30 a.m. on Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia or online at HarnessWeek.com, featuring a l...
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Campbell still passionate for Meadowlands Pace

on 07/10/2013 2:00 AM
John Campbell delivered a emphatic message when he accepted the Stan Bergstein-Proximity Award, a tribute to his extraordinary career as the all-time leading driver in harness racing.   "Lifetime achievement? I've got news for you, I'm not done, on or off the track,” Campbell, 58, told the crowd at the U.S. Harness Writers' Association banquet over the winter in Florida.  ...
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Tour Hall wins Psychic Spirit at Balmoral

on 07/10/2013 2:00 AM
Illinois conceived and foaled two-year-old trotting colts grabbed top billing on Wednesday’s Balmoral card as a field of 10 youngsters battled in the $10,000 Psychic Spirit Stake. Looking like a seasoned veteran, Mike Brink & Loren Tournear’s Tour Hall made his career debut a winning one, rallying from far back to post a 1 ½ length victory in 2:00.2 for driver Dave Magee. ...
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Palone wins 3 PA Stallion splits

on 07/10/2013 2:00 AM
When violent storms throughout Wednesday left The Meadows without electrical power, the track was forced to cancel the final eight races of its card. But the show — part of it, anyway — went on, as The Meadows, against the dwindling daylight, reeled off four divisions of an $80,000 Pennsylvania Stallion Series stake for 2-year-old colt and gelding trotters. As often happens when the s...
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