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Brookroad Knight captures Tioga feature

on 06/22/2013 2:00 AM
Brookroad Knight and Corey Braden captured Saturday night’s $16,000 open handicap trot at Tioga Downs. Leave from post position number two in a field scratched down to eight, Braden got away fifth as Aruba Vacation (Fern Paquet Jr.) led the field to the quarter in 27.3. Brookroad Knight got underway second over behind the favorite In Your Room (Mike Simons) as the field went by the half m...
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Unefoisdansmavie equals Meadows track record

on 06/22/2013 2:00 AM
Unefoisdansmavie toyed with a distinguished field when she blazed to victory in 1:53.1, matching the track record for older mares, in Saturday’s $18,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Trot at The Meadows. Dave Palone was able to give Unefoisdansmavie a 29.4 second-quarter breather on the lead. That was all she needed to down Paulette Revere by 3-1/4 lengths, with Trotslikethewind third. The...
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Tight finishes highlight Pocono stakes elims

on 06/22/2013 2:00 AM
One week removed from his North America Cup victory, Captaintreacherous scored a game 1:48.4 win in the last of three eliminations of the $500,000 Max Hempt Memorial Saturday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. Also posting Hempt elim victories were Emeritus Maximus and Sunfire Blue Chip on a card that also included elims for the $500,000 Earl Beal Jr. Memorial Trot, the $500,000 Ben Frankli...
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With 2 wins, Up Front Kellie Jo likes Ohio

on 06/21/2013 2:00 AM
Mark Ford has a lot of horses and he likes to move them around. Out east, he has the option of keeping horses in his care and going to all different sized tracks like Saratoga, Yonkers, Pocono and the Meadowlands. However he decided a change of scenery to the Midwest would be the best option for Up Front Kellie Jo and sent her to Scioto Downs Racino in the care of relatively unknown trainer Ja...
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A billion dollars worth of drivers at Goshen

on 06/21/2013 2:00 AM
The track will be packed with talent when the $10,000 Mr. and Mrs. Elbridge Gerry Trot for Hall of Fame drivers takes place at Goshen Historic Track on Sunday, July 7.   The annual event will feature drivers who have collectively won $1,002,632,141, as of June 20. Post time for the races at Historic Track, located at 44 Park Place in Goshen, is 1 pm. After the race, drivers wi...
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NYSS 3-year-old filly pacers roll into Vernon

on 06/21/2013 2:00 AM
The New York Sires Stakes (NYSS) makes a stop at Vernon Downs on Saturday night, June 22. Eighteen 3-year-old pacing fillies and $133,000 split into two equal parts and will go as the sixth and seventh races.   The first division contains two fillies on a similar course fromdistinctly different beginnings. Summertime Lea won eight of nine, including the NYSS final, along with nearly...
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Three-day party set for Meadows 50th birthday

on 06/21/2013 2:00 AM
The Meadows Racetrack & Casino will mark its 50th anniversary with a three-day celebration highlighted by recognition of a number of "pioneers”--horsemen and horsewomen who have worked at the track throughout its 50 years--on the Golden Anniversary date, Friday, June 28.   The festivities each evening, Wednesday through Friday, begin at 6 p.m. and include a cookout in the Mill...
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Manges, Menchi named to UNY Hall of Fame

on 06/21/2013 2:00 AM
The Upstate New York Chapter of the United States Harness Writers Association is proud to announce that trainer/driver Delbert Manges and breeder Pat Menchi have been chosen to go into their Hall of Fame.   The presentation of the Excelsior Crystal trophy to members of their families will take place trackside at Buffalo Raceway on Friday, June 28. Manges was one of the top traine...
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Hall Of Fame day is Sunday, July 7

on 06/21/2013 2:00 AM
The box closes on Friday, June 28 for reservations to attend the annual Harness Racing Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies and Dinner. This is harness racing’s most important event of the year so don’t get shut out! Call 845-294-6330 and make your reservations today! As this is a catered event, we cannot guarantee accommodation of last minute reservations. Tickets are $125/person and in...
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Celebrity Maserati revs up for Hambletonian

on 06/21/2013 2:00 AM
An American vacation and a chance meeting which led to marriage has put Swedish trainer Susanne Strandqvist on the road to the 2013 Hambletonian at the Meadowlands Racetrack with Celebrity Maserati. Growing up in Sweden, Strandqvist was involved in her father’s large stable, and drove in pony races and over 200 harness races.  When her father started scaling back his operation, she...
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Jason Dillander scores win 2,000 at Hoosier

on 06/21/2013 2:00 AM
Jason Dillander notched the 2,000th win of his career as he piloted Hannah Abbot to victory in the opening division of Indiana Silver Sire Stakes for three-year-old pacing fillies at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday, June 21. The 1:53.1 victory marked a lifetime best performance for the three-year-old daughter of Dave Panlone and career milestone for the 37-year-old reigns man. ...
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Tioga holds “Old Style” sulky race Friday night

on 06/21/2013 2:00 AM
Tioga Downs held its first "Old Style” sulky race on Friday night where the horses racing in the fourth race of the night were restricted to use older style sulkies which ended up being eight Tel-Star bikes. The race favorite, If I Didn’t Care (Greg Merton) didn’t care what race bike she was hooked to as Merton put If I Didn’t Care on the engine through fractions of 27.2, 56.3, and...
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Sears sweeps co-features at Yonkers

on 06/21/2013 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway's pair of Friday night $46,000 co-features Open Handicaps--for prim and proper pacers and everyone's-allowed trotters--were won by millionairess-in-waiting Krispy Apple (Brian Sears, $2.60) and Super Manning (Sears again, $5.20). The distaff derby, reduced to seven when scheduled inside starter Marie's Z Tam came up ill,  saw longshot Brownsville Bomber (Brent Holland...
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State breds shine in stakes at Balmoral

on 06/20/2013 2:00 AM
A trio of state-bred stakes featuring both trotters and pacers shared top billing on a busy Wednesday night at Balmoral Park. Kicking off the action were two-year-old filly pacers as a field of eight Illinois conceived and foaled youngsters battled in the $12,000 Incredible Tillie Stake. Toting home top honors in this event was James Collier’s Linda On My Mind, as th...
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Decline of revenue to PA Horse Fund continues

on 06/20/2013 2:00 AM
Warmer temperatures and the beginning of the summer race season were not enough to stave off the continued downward trend in racetrack casino slots revenues as another 2.8 percent decline was reported for the month of May, compared to the same month in 2012. The decrease in slots revenue caused funding for the state's Race Horse Development Fund -- which supports live horseracing and breeding ...
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Baby races Saturday at Meadowlands, Mohawk

on 06/20/2013 2:00 AM
Once again, baby races will be held at the Meadowlands on Saturday morning, June 22, beginning at 10 a.m., with 18 races. Among the rookies will be 12 offspring from the first crop of Muscle Hill, the 2009 Horse of the Year.   Mohawk Racetrack will also be busy Saturday morning as 24 baby races are scheduled. Included among the starters is a 17-horse troupe from the Bob McIntosh Sta...
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NY plans for casinos; Gural says he'll bid

on 06/20/2013 2:00 AM
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has reached a deal with lawmakers to license four Las Vegas-style casinos as a way to boost the state's upstate economy. Under New York law, casino gambling must be approved by the legislature in two consecutive sessions, and then passed by the public via referendum. Voters will have the final say in November. According to reports, Cuomo's plan calls for two round...
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New Weekend Preview now available!

on 06/20/2013 2:00 AM
It's a star-laden card that's on tap Saturday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs and the new Weekend Preview takes you inside all the action with interviews with trainers Steve Elliott and Deshawn Minor on Smoother Ride and Smilin Eli, who drew into separate eliminations of the Earl Beal Jr. Memorial for 3-year-old colt trotters. Also, a well-balanced group of 3-year-old filly pacers will...
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Lonewolf Currier ready for Hempt elim

on 06/20/2013 2:00 AM
From the number of phone calls trainer Kevin McDermott received following the Art Rooney Pace, one might have thought his horse, Lonewolf Currier, won the race. The colt finished second, but the way he did it got the attention of plenty of people. Lonewolf Currier rallied from last place in the eight-horse field by making up eight lengths in the stretch before finishing just a half-length s...
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Ronnie Wrenn Jr. drives 6 winners at Northfield

on 06/19/2013 2:00 AM
Ronnie Wrenn Jr. drove six winners on Tuesday (June 18) at Northfield Park. Wrenn's winners included Village Boss ($4.00) in race two, Friskie Town ($2.10) in race five, Rosebud-Sharkalert ($5.00) in race nine, Rare Commodity ($15.00) in race 10, Ridge Park ($3.60) in race 11 and Goin Home Ray ($11.20) in race 14. Twenty-six-year-old Wrenn started driving in 2008 and has since garnered 878 ...
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