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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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PA budget passed; diversion of 17% sunsets

on 07/02/2013 2:00 AM
The Pennsylvania Equine Coalition has announced that a provision of state code that resulted in the diversion of 17 percent -- more than $200 million over the last four years -- from the Race Horse Development Fund has sunset with the adoption of the state budget for the 2013-2014 fiscal year. The Pennsylvania Equine Coalition also partially turned back a budget proposal to divert approxi...
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Upstate NY USHWA puts Manges, Menchi in Hall

on 07/02/2013 2:00 AM
Last Saturday night Buffalo Raceway hosted the families of two local racing legends as they were inducted into the Upstate New York USHWA Harness Racing Hall of Fame.   Del Manges, who was a driving star from the late 1950s through the early 1970s and Pat Menchi, who was at the forefront of the breeding scene his whole career, were both installed posthumously as their relatives acc...
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Another strong month in June for Meadowlands

on 07/02/2013 2:00 AM
On the heels of a record month of May. the Meadowlands powered its way through a big month of June. For the second consecutive month, the Meadowlands posted gains in on-track and export handle, thanks in part to event marketing.   "June began with a bang with Jerseyfest 2013,” said general manager/CEO Jason Settlemoir. "The momentum never stopped. With events like camel and ostric...
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2YOFP debuts in 1:52.4, breaks sesamoid

on 07/02/2013 2:00 AM
Trainer Anette Lorentzon told harnessracing.com Tuesday afternoon that Book Babe, who scorched the Mohawk seven-eighths mile oval Monday night in 1:52.4 in her career debut in an Ontario Sires Stakes (ONSS) division, has suffered a broken sesamoid bone in her left hind leg and will not return to the races in 2012. Book Babe, with Billy Davis Jr. driving, won her ONSS split in wire-to-wire f...
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Only one elim needed for Meadowlands Pace

on 07/02/2013 2:00 AM
After working hard to win the Max C. Hempt Memorial last weekend, Captaintreacherous will do no work at all to advance to the final of the Meadowlands Pace.   Captaintreacherous was among three horses to receive a bye based on seasonal earnings to the July 13 final after a total of 13 horses entered the race for 3-year-old pacers. A single 10-horse elimination will be held Saturday ...
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Hoosier has all trot card Wednesday, July 3

on 07/02/2013 2:00 AM
On Wednesday, July 3, Hoosier Park will play host to a 14-race card comprised of all trotting events. The first of its kind at Hoosier Park, the evening will feature two divisions of the fourth round of the $10,000 Indiana Silver Sire Stakes for 3-year-old trotting fillies.   The 2-year-olds will also be out in full force at the Anderson, IN track as the late-closing action for fres...
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Lowe named Delaware Fair GM through 2013

on 07/02/2013 2:00 AM
The Board of Directors of the Delaware County Agricultural Society has announced that William C. "Bill” Lowe will serve as general manager through December 31, 2013. The 2013 Delaware County Fair runs from September 14 through September 21.   Lowe is very familiar with the Delaware County Fair and its cornerstone event , the Little Brown Jug. Lowe has been...
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Frau Blucher stars in PA All Stars

on 07/01/2013 2:00 AM
Frau Blucher picked up her fourth victory in as many tries this year, highlighting Pennsylvania All Stars action at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs on Sunday night.   Frau Blucher (Broadway Hall--My Angel), who had already won three Pennsylvania Sires Stakes races to start her 2013 campaign, continued her dominance with a half-length win over Fashion Athena in one of three $35,000 divis...
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Pizza Dolce brother ties Buffalo 2CT mark

on 07/01/2013 2:00 AM
The Lindy Treaty, a 2-year-old colt trotter by Conway Hall, out of the Valley Victory mare Peace A Pie, won his $38,562 division of the New York Sire Stakes in 2:01.2 at Buffalo Raceway on Sunday afternoon. That winning time now goes in the record book along with Timothy Patrick (2012) for 2-year-old colt trotters at Buffalo.   It was the first lifetime start for The Lindy...
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Top Swedish trainer Svanstedt to relocate to US

on 07/01/2013 2:00 AM
Sweden's Trav Ronden news magazine has reported that top Swedish horseman Ake Svanstedt has announced he intends to relocate to the United States this fall and will winter train at Palema Farm in Vero Beach, Fla. Svanstedt said he decided to make the move because after working hard for 30 years, he will get to avoid working in harsh winter conditions. "I hope we get the horses so that we...
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Big week of NYSS at Yonkers begins Monday

on 07/01/2013 2:00 AM
Today's phrase that pays is "Sire Stakes-A-Palozza," with Yonkers Raceway hosting three New York Sire Stakes divisions for state-breds this week. On Monday night, it's the $356,456 Dick McGuire Trot for 3-year-old colts and geldings. Four races in succession (races 5 through 8) comprise the event. The opening ($89,914) division includes Tirade Hanover (Victor Kirby, post 4), runner-up in la...
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Ohio-sired 2YOs take to track Wednesday

on 07/01/2013 2:00 AM
A new generation of harness hopefuls take to the track at Northfield Park on Wednesday night in the opening leg of Ohio Sires Stakes action for 2-year-olds. Both trotters and pacers will be in action in five races, each with a $30,000 purse. The action in juvenile races early in the season is often unpredictable as the youngsters have so little racing experience. Some fail to follow through on the...
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"Captain" has added $8,000 to Droste's wallet

on 07/01/2013 2:00 AM
Meadowlands Racetrack contest winner, Robert Droste of Clifton, N.J., has a prize that just keeps on giving. In a drawing on May 4, Droste won the grand prize in the "Win a Share of Captaintreacherous” promotion.   More than 10,000 entries were submitted over the course of several Saturday nights, and Droste's name was selected to receive one percent of the pacer's earnings for th...
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