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Hoosier Park raises guaranteed pick-4 pool

on 06/26/2013 2:00 AM
The buzz and excitement of live racing at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino continues with the announcement of an increase of $5,000 to this week’s $10,000 guaranteed Pick-4 pool. In a partnership with the United States Trotting Association Strategic Wagering program and the Indiana Standardbred Association, Hoosier Park will offer a $15,000 Guaranteed Pick-4 Pool on the 14-race card slated f...
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Bee A Magician takes OSS in 1:52.2 at Mohawk

on 06/25/2013 2:00 AM
Bee A Magician cemented her reputation as the three-year-old trotting filly to beat this season with an Ontario Sires Stakes record performance at Mohawk Racetrack on Monday, June 24. In rein to Oakville resident Rick Zeron, Bee A Magician powered to a two length victory in 1:52.2, two-fifths of a second faster than the former provincial speed standard. The Kadabra daughter forced rival Ang...
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2YO NY-sired pacing fillies compete in NYSS

on 06/25/2013 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway Monday night played host to the $290,875 New York Sire Stakes Clyde Hirt Pace for 2-year-old fillies. Five divisions--worth $58,175 each--had 34 young ladies on display, with all but one racing for purse money for the first time. The first division saw odds-on Clara (Brian Sears, $2.90), from post position No. 5, a handy first-up victress. The Art Major homebred, owned by Yo...
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Tracys Song back at Monticello, and wins

on 06/25/2013 2:00 AM
Tracys Song was back home again at Monticello Raceway on Monday, June 24th and the venerable pacing mare won for the 19th time this year to continue leading all other standardbreds in races won this season in North America. Although it was drizzling at the start of the race when the field passed by the first quarter the rains began to fall more earnestly and the attending fans ducked for co...
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Favorites draw tough posts on Sun Stakes Saturday

on 06/25/2013 2:00 AM
An open draw for post positions for the feature races in Saturday's $2 million Sun Stakes Saturday card at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs proved extremely unkind to many of the likely favorites in the events, with the unkindest luck of all being delivered to the "glamour division” 3-year-old colts, as pacer Captaintreacherous and trotter Smilin Eli both must contend with the outside post n...
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EBC winner Lola De Vie favored in NYSS

on 06/25/2013 2:00 AM
Three divisions of New York Sires Stakes (NYSS) for 3-year-old trotting fillies will headline the 12-race card on Saturday night at Tioga Downs (post time 6:50 p.m).   In the first division, eight trotting fillies will line up in race number one for $44,029 led by the morning line favorite Proclaiiming April (Trond Smedshammer). Coming off back-to-back second-place finishe...
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Captaintreacherous is a Hempt outsider

on 06/25/2013 2:00 AM
Captaintreacherous is undefeated this season but will face a tough task to keep his record perfect in Saturday's $500,000 Max C. Hempt Memorial for 3-year-old pacers at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.   The defending Pacer of the Year drew post No. 9 in the nine-horse field, the outermost starting position and the most difficult spot from which to win at Pocono Downs. Horses starting f...
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Doctor Butch, Fool Me Once to meet in NYSS

on 06/25/2013 2:00 AM
The glamor boys hit town this Thursday when the 3-year-old colt pacers roll into Vernon Downs for a New York Sires Stake event worth a total of $132,975.   Twenty-seven colts and geldings were entered resulting in three even divisions of nine, each for a purse of $44,325. The undercard offers five $12,800 Excelsior divisions for the same group.   While the first two ...
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Jackpot Next Door Series hits Yonkers jackpot

on 06/25/2013 2:00 AM
There are horse trailers, there are trailing horses...and, in the case of Yonkers Raceway Friday night, there are going to be horse trailers with trailing horses.   That's because the opening round of Yonkers' debuting "Jackpot Next Door" Claiming Series has produced overloaded fields.   The five-Friday series, for $20,000 claiming pacers of both sexes, has proven quite ...
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1:57.3 freshman trot winner at The Meadows

on 06/25/2013 2:00 AM
Hugadragon showed yet again he's the sharpest pacer at The Meadows currently as he won his fifth straight race—the last three three from post 8 or 9—in Tuesday's $22,500 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap.   Dave Palone hustled Hugadragon to the front from post 9 in a demanding :26.1, but the 5-year-old Dragon Again-Hip Huggers gelding had little trouble from there, sc...
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Monroe County ties Meadville track record

on 06/24/2013 2:00 AM
If you had said before the 2013 Pennsylvania Fair season that a McMullen clan trotting filly would be setting track records, one could have reasonably assumed that would be Lady Broadway, the only double Fair winner (point standings and championship) last season.   Well, Lady Broadway was sold in the off-season (and is doing nicely, thank you), but the deep McMullen bench has come u...
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Consolation races added to Pocono Sun Stakes

on 06/24/2013 2:00 AM
Upon consultation with the Pennsylvania Harness Horsemen's Association, it has been decided to offer consolation races for the four events comprising the Sun Stakes Saturday on June 29 at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.   There will be a $50,000 consolation for the Ben Franklin Free-For-All Pace, the Earl Beal Jr. Memorial 3-Year-Old Trot and the Max C. Hempt Memorial 3-Year-Old Pace. ...
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Retirement Foundation awarded $25,000 grant

on 06/24/2013 2:00 AM
The Standardbred Retirement Foundation (SRF) announced that it has been awarded a $25,000 grant from the American Society for the Protection of Animals (ASPCA). The grant is part of the ASPCA's "Retraining Racers” program and is to be used exclusively for the assistance needed to secure new careers and homes.   "We are very grateful that the ASPCA has recognized the importanc...
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Run And Tell Pap takes top trot at The Meadows

on 06/24/2013 2:00 AM
Tucked neatly into the pocket, Run And Tell Pap charged through the Lightning Lane to score at a handsome 6-1 in Monday’s $18,000 Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows. Big And Little was on the lead, seeking his third straight, when he tired in the lane and was attacked inside by Run And Tell Pap and outside by TSM Photo Bugger. Under Dave Palone’s urging, Run And Tell Pap edged TSM P...
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Driver John Roberts reaches 1,000 wins

on 06/23/2013 2:00 AM
Driver John Roberts reached the 1,000 win plateau on Saturday night, pulling off a stunning upset with 35-1 outsider B Keeper in race three to reach the coveted mark.  The 32-year-old native of Grant Park, Illinois has been on a roll the past two years posting over 200 victories in both 2011 & 2012 and is on pace to accomplish that feat again in 2013. "I’ve been blessed to have...
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The Ladies Man fastest in Beat The Heat

on 06/23/2013 2:00 AM
The first leg of the Beat The Heat Pacing Series was contested in three $18,000 divisions on Saturday evening at Mohawk Racetrack. In the final division, The Ladies Man, driven by Mike Saftic, scored an eye-catching 1:49.2 career best as he took the fastest division. Bestinthebusiness (Luc Ouellette) was the first leader as he took command before the opening station in :26.2. Th...
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Fat Man's Alley equals Yonkers track record

on 06/23/2013 2:00 AM
Fat Man's Alley (Brent Holland, four winners on the 12-race card) matched Yonkers Raceway's all-age track record, winning Saturday night's $46,000 Open Handicap Pace. Assigned inside his seven rivals, Fat Man's Alley protected the pocket while Great Vintage (Larry Stalbaum) was off and winging through intervals of :27.1, :55.3 and 1:22.4. Shoobee's Place (Jim Pantaleano), last week's firs...
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Redneck Outlaw wins Caramore series final

on 06/23/2013 2:00 AM
Saturday night at The Meadowlands offered a something for everybody. On the racetrack, the $25,700 final of the Caramore series went to Redneck Outlaw and Vinny Ginsburg in 1:50.3. Vinny settled him off the pace and launched an extended first over move at favored Long Live Rock, eventually wearing that one down to score a length victory for trainer Vincent Fusco and owner Gina F...
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Fans flock to Tioga's camel and ostrich races

on 06/23/2013 2:00 AM
Tioga Downs also held its second annual Camel and Ostrich races on Sunday afternoon in front of more than 5,700 eager fans. The ostrich race was held after race number four on the card, while the camels hit the track after race number eight. In the three entry ostrich event, Dixie Chick left alertly from the rail and never relinquished her lead. In the featured four entry camel event,...
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Market Share rallies to win at Meadowlands

on 06/22/2013 2:00 AM
The $50,000 TVG Free For All trotting series, a Grand Circuit event, resumed on Friday night at The Meadowlands and Market Share rallied from mid-pack to win his second of the season in as many starts. A field of ten with combined career earnings of nearly $12 million faced the starter and Knows Nothing was the quickest away. He yielded to Sevruga past the 27.1 quarter but...
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