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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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Larry Mallar dies at 73

on 06/19/2013 2:00 AM
Lawrence N. "Larry" Mallar, longtime race secretary at Roosevelt Raceway and later general manager of the Michigan Harness Horsemen's Association, died Wednesday, June 19, in Florida. He was 73. Mr. Mallar was born in Maine and graduated from American International College in Springfield, Mass. He saw duty as race secretary at Rockingham Park, Laurel Raceway, Foxboro Raceway, Scioto Downs, ...
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Wheeling N Dealin qualifies again--1:57.1

on 06/19/2013 2:00 AM
The Dustin Jones-trained Wheelin N Dealin continued to prep for his 2013 campaign by trotting his second qualifying mile of the season Wednesday morning (June 19 at Mohawk Racetrack. With regular pilot Sylvain Filion in the sulky, Wheeling N Dealin won by nine lengths, gate-to-wire, in 1:57.1.   Filion fired the three-year-old son of Cantab Hall out from post 6 and led by more th...
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Camels, ostriches headed to Big M/Tioga/Vernon

on 06/19/2013 2:00 AM
It will be a big weekend for camels and ostriches in New York and New Jersey as the exotic animals will be on the racetrack at Vernon Downs, the Meadowlands and Tioga Downs on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, respectively.   On Tuesday, June 18, the Meadowlands Racetrack held a camel and ostrich racing preview event with local sportscasters including Steve Overmyer of CBS2 and Dyro...
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Hoosier moves qualifiers from Saturday to Friday

on 06/19/2013 2:00 AM
Hoosier Park Racing & Casino has moved the regularly scheduled Saturday qualifiers to Friday, June 21 this week. The Friday qualifiers will follow the normal 10:00 a.m. post time. Entries for the Friday qualifiers can be made to the Hoosier Park race office by 1 p.m. on Thursday, June 20. Qualifiers will continue to follow a Wednesday and Saturday schedule throughout the remainder of th...
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Market Share to make his second 2013 start

on 06/19/2013 2:00 AM
Market Share, the New Jersey-sired son of Revenue, will step up to the starting line in the tenth race on Friday night, June 21, 2013 at the Meadowlands, facing nine others in the $50,000 TVG/Meadowlands Free for All Trot.  Points will be earned in the event, along with other designated races, to determine who advances to the $500,000 final on November 30 at the Meadowlands. Mar...
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Red Hot Herbie sets new Track Record at Hoosier

on 06/19/2013 2:00 AM
Red Hot Herbie, with Sam Widger at the lines, shattered a twelve-year-old track record for three-year-old trotting geldings when he powered home a winner in 1:55 at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Wednesday, June 19. The previous record was established by Major Digby and Dan Shetler in 2001 and then equaled in 2003 by Big Boy Josh and Charlie Conrad. Red Hot Herbie notched his second conse...
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Morrill and Oakes sweep Sire Stakes at Pocono

on 06/19/2013 2:00 AM
Jim Morrill Jr. is the leading driver at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. Chris Oakes has been the best Pocono-based trainer on the national scene for about a decade now. On Wednesday night at Pocono, they turned the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes into their own personal playground. The driver/trainer combo swept the three Sire Stakes divisions held for three-year-old trotting fillies behind stando...
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Golden Gun fastest in DSBF 3CP splits

on 06/18/2013 2:00 AM
The Wiz Kids Stable's Golden Gun ($12.20, Montrell Teague) was the fastest of three $20,000 divisional winners Monday in the second leg of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) stakes for 3-year-old pacing colts and geldings at Harrington Raceway with a 1:54.2 triumph.   Trained by Bart Dalious, the Headmaster sired gelding set all the fractions and held off a furious ...
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Freshmen put on a show at Gaitway

on 06/18/2013 2:00 AM
After winning four times in a five-race span during Monday's qualifiers for 2-year-olds at Gaitway Farm, driver Yannick Gingras was jokingly reminded the races don't pay.   "Hopefully,” Gingras responded, "they'll pay down the road.”   Gingras finished with five victories in the 13 races for 2-year-old pacers and trotters while Tim Tetrick drove four winners...
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Taggart Jr. wins Monticello Junior Free For All

on 06/18/2013 2:00 AM
KZ Bezz won Monticello Raceway's second annual Junior Free For All on Monday afternoon when driver Jimmy Taggart Jr. hustled her to the front and defeated seven rivals in a 1:58.3 clocking.   In what was almost an exact replica of last year's race, Taggart, who drew the mount behind KZ Bezz this season, raced her the same way that she was raced in the contest last year when Gre...
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Stars, stars and more stars at Pocono Saturday

on 06/18/2013 2:00 AM
There are 11 stakes race eliminations on the Saturday card at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, with horses earning their way into competition next Saturday, June 29, Sun Stakes Saturday, that will be worth almost $2 million in purses.   15 three-year-old pacing fillies in the two eliminations for the $300,000 James Lynch final have bankrolled a combined $3.6 million in a littl...
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PA drug testing gets $700,000 for equipment

on 06/18/2013 2:00 AM
Advanced equipment and supplies recently donated by horsemen's organizations have given the New Bolton Center at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine important new tools. The Pennsylvania Harness Horsemen's Association (PHHA) donated approximately $470,000 to purchase a mass spectrometer. This highly sensitive equipment allows staffers to research protein-base...
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Retired trotter makes friends at NJ library

on 06/18/2013 2:00 AM
On Monday (June 17) dozens of youngsters entering the Monmouth County Library in Manalapan, NJ to check out a book also could check out a retired standardbred racehorse named Independent Act – aka Indy.   A mellow 12-year-old trotter by Conway Hall, Indy was happy to gently suck up carrots from hands large and small, pose for dozens of photos, and barely turned a hair during ...
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Arch Madness returns for TVG FFA Series

on 06/18/2013 2:00 AM
After facing some of the best trotters in Europe in last month's Elitlopp, Arch Madness is back in the States and ready to tackle another tough group.   The 9-year-old Arch Madness, who was second in the Elitlopp for the second consecutive year, faces nine rivals in Friday's third round of the TVG Free For All Championship Series for older trotters at the Meadowlands Racetrack. The ...
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The Meadows cancels last 6 races due to storm

on 06/18/2013 2:00 AM
Exploiting a hot pace on a softening track, Pair A Dice rallied third over to pull off a 22-1 shocker in Tuesday's $22,500 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows.   Pair A Dice's win was the last of the day, as the storm forced the cancellation of the final six races on the scheduled 15-race card.   A three-ply speed duel featuring Hickory B...
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Morgan/Miller take two in PA Stallion 3FT

on 06/18/2013 2:00 AM
The combination of trainer Virgil Morgan Jr. and driver David Miller scored a pair of wins with the two fastest times in Stallion Series action for 3-year-old trotting fillies on Tuesday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. There were five divisions held on the night, each with a purse of $20,000.   The Miller-Morgan combo first scored with Choose Happy (Donato Hanover-Tady Strikes...
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3YOCT in PASS action; Drop The Ball wins

on 06/17/2013 2:00 AM
It wasn't a good night for the favorites in Pennsylvania Sire Stakes action at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs on Sunday night. All three divisions for 3-year-old trotting colts, each of which carried a purse of $79,816, were won by horses who weren't the top betting choice. The winners were Valley Of Sin, Dontyouforgetit, and Celebrity Maserati--who upset Aperfectyankee. In the first divi...
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Minnesota-sired Ya U Bet Cha takes 1:53.3 mark

on 06/17/2013 2:00 AM
Wendy Haberberg's pride and joy, Ya U Bet Cha, lowered his lifetime record to 1:53.3 Sunday night at Running Aces, capturing a $5,000 conditioned event. The Minnesota-sired son of Heavenly Favored won for the first time in four seasonal starts for driver Tim Maier, holding off a late-charging Cowboy Hanover (Moonie Svendsen) and CMR Windmach (Jason Ryan).   A race restrict...
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