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John Stark Jr., Tye Dye new Saratoga inductees

on 06/07/2013 2:00 AM
The Saratoga Harness Hall of Fame & Museum Announces it's Annual Induction Ceremony/Open House, Tuesday June 11, 2012 at the Museum- 352 Jefferson St, Saratoga Springs, NY. The museum is located off the Jefferson St. Entrance to Saratoga Casino & Raceway. This year's inductees are horsemJohn Stark Jr. and the horse Tye Dye. Stark a long time owner/trainer/driver has had a...
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Sand Royal Blu's 1:55.3 sets Hoosier mark

on 06/07/2013 2:00 AM
Sand Royal Blu, with Tyler Smith at the lines, stormed home a winner and not only pulled off a 33-1 upset victory in the featured event on the evening, but lowered the track record in the process at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Thursday, June 6. With a final time of 1:55.3, Sand Royal Blu took advantage of a perfect second-over trip to win the second round of the $30,000 Indiana Gold Si...
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PA harness racing celebrating 50 years

on 06/07/2013 2:00 AM
Fifty years ago today (June 7), the pari-mutuel era for horse racing racing began in Pennsylvania. Wagering on equines in the Keystone State began on this date with harness racing at northeast Philadelphia's Liberty Bell Park, which would win awards for its striking architecture, complete with All-American red/white/blue awnings.   The first win bets from a c...
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Dead heat in Maywood Pace elim for fillies

on 06/07/2013 2:00 AM
The countdown to the first six-figure stake of the season for Illinois conceived and foaled pacers started on Thursday night as a total of 13 three-year-old fillies squared off in a pair of $10,000 Filly Maywood Pace eliminations. The top four finishers in each of the two divisions will return on Friday, June 14th for the $122,000 (est.) finale. The opening split provided a thrilling finish and...
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Foiled Again in Roll With Joe, but Gingras not up

on 06/07/2013 2:00 AM
Sunday afternoon at Tioga Downs (post time 1:30 pm) will feature the $184,000 Roll With Joe open pace and the $158,000 Artiscape open mare pace.   In the Roll With Joe, the Ron Burke entry of Sweet Lou and Foiled Again have been installed as the 5-2 morning line favorites. The most noteworthy story line behind the powerful entry is that for the first time since the Burkes purchased Foiled...
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Royalty For Life qualifies in 1:53.1 at Big M

on 06/07/2013 2:00 AM
Heston Blue Chip, the winner of the 2012 Breeders Crown 3-Year-Old Colt Pace,  turned in a huge 1:50.2 qualifying win at the Meadowlands Friday morning, cruising to an 11 1/2-length victory over We Will See. Tim Tetrick was in the sulky for trainer Linda Toscano. Heston Blue Chip has made only one pari-mutuel start thus far this season, in a 4-Year-Old Open at the Meadowlands, when he finis...
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Ainsworth likes Sweet Talkin Satin's chances

on 06/07/2013 2:00 AM
Even though his horse finished second in a division of the Somebeachsomewhere Stakes last Saturday at Mohawk, trainer and co-owner Jim Ainsworth had nothing but praise for his star pacer Sweet Talkin Satin. The son of Always A Virgin-Silky Satin was second to Vegas Vacation, who lowered the stakes record with his 1:48.3 performance. Sweet Talkin Satin, driven by Rick Zeron, was only one and a h...
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Reminder re: detention for Artiscape, Roll With Joe events

on 06/07/2013 2:00 AM
Tioga Downs would like to remind all horsemen participating in the Roll With Joe and Artiscape Pace on Sunday, June 9 (post time 1:30 pm), that there will be detention. The detention for the horses participating in those two stakes must be in the detention barn at Tioga Downs no later than 8:00 pm on Saturday June 8. Horsemen with questions regarding the detention barn are asked to call the Tiog...
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Fastdownthehill is Muscle Hill's first winner

on 06/07/2013 2:00 AM
Muscle Hill has his first winner as a sire. At The Meadows on Friday morning, the filly Fastdownthehill won a qualifying race for 2 year olds by 17 1/2 lengths in 2:01.2. Rick Beinhauer trains and drove Fastdownthehill, who he bred in partnership with his wife, Regina, and owns with her and Tlp Stable.   Fastdownthehill is out of the SJ's Photo mare T's Fast Forward, 3, 1:55.1f, a P...
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Make plans to be at The Red Mile this fall

on 06/07/2013 2:00 AM
As spring turns to summer and stakes season kicks into high gear the anticipation beginsfor one of harness racing's great traditions, the annual fortnight of Grand Circuit racing at Lexington, Kentucky's historic Red Mile harness track. Unmatched in all the sport, the beauty of race horses floating across the clay surface set against a background of local foliage on a warm autumn afternoon makes...
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Murmur Hanover latest top Quebec-trained trotter

on 06/07/2013 2:00 AM
With high-level two-year-old credentials to build on, Murmur Hanover has license to be a serious Hambletonian contender for Quebec-based brothers, Claude Bardier, 48, and Normand Bardier, Jr., 50. The $1.2 million Hambletonian at the Meadowlands Racetrack is on Saturday, August 3. The colt by Majestic Son was a major force in the Ontario Sires Stakes program in 2012 for Mario and Benoit Baillarge...
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Bee A Magician wins; field set for Elegantimage final

on 06/07/2013 2:00 AM
Bee A Magician (1:53.3) and Angies Lucky Star (1:53.1) both scored decisive victories in their respective eliminations for this year’s Elegantimage Stakes on Friday night at Mohawk Racetrack.   Bee A Magician, Canada’s top two-year-old filly from 2012, got the upper hand in the first elimination, over To Dream On, who was crowned the US rookie trotting filly of the year fro...
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Ma Chere Hall wins fastest Currier & Ives split

on 06/06/2013 2:00 AM
Making the first start of her sophomore campaign, Ma Chere Hall followed cover beautifully and scored in 1:55, the fastest mile in Wednesday’s $108,000 Currier & Ives for 3-year-old filly trotters at The Meadows. The stake was contested over three divisions, with Faith and Top Tart taking the other $36,000 splits. Ma Chere Hall captured the final of the 2012 Kindergarten series at V...
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3YO trotters set to square off in Empire Classics

on 06/06/2013 2:00 AM
New York's finest 3-year-old trotters will compete for nearly $500,000 in the Empire Breeders Classic finals at Vernon Downson Sunday evening.   The filly final, for a purse of $237,600, goes as race six on the card. Returning elimination winners Perfect Alliance and Wygant Lady, both daughters of the prolific sire Credit Winner, will begin from posts three and four, respectively, c...
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Meadowlands handle up 49.6% in May

on 06/06/2013 2:00 AM
The Meadowlands Racetrack posted a May to remember and certainly got the Championship Meet off on the right foot. For the month, the Meadowlands showed a total handle increase of 49.6 pecent. That figure included a 57 percent increase in the export wagering and an 8 percent increase in on-track wagering when compared to 2012. "This season has been nothing short of extraordinary,” said Jas...
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Celebrity Legacy wires field in 1:55.3 at Pompano

on 06/06/2013 2:00 AM
Celebrity Legacy took top honors in Pompano Park's trotting feature on Wednesday night, scoring a handy wire-to-wire win in 1:55.3 for driver Bruce Ranger.  The 7-year-old Windsong's Legacy gelding scored a two-length decision over Like a Gator (Kevin Wallis), with Tug River Dylan (Dave Ingraham third in the mile. My Revenuer and Dutchess Seelster picked up the final two awards ...
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RMTC OKs penalties for multiple drug violations

on 06/06/2013 2:00 AM
A new penalty system for North American racing designed to reduce positive drug tests and identify and penalize trainers with multiple medication infractions took a major step toward implementation when the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) board of directors gave its preliminary approval to the Multiple Violation Penalty (MVP) system.   The MVP system was develop...
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10 Muscle Hill offspring in-to-go in Big M baby races

on 06/06/2013 2:00 AM
The Meadowlands will be the site of 15 baby races on Saturday morning, June 8, and 10 offspring from the first crop of 2009 Horse of the Year Muscle Hill will debut on the track.   Among the Muscle Hill offspring scheduled to start are colts out of Hambletonian Oaks champions Creamy Mimi and Broadway Schooner. Race 15 of the baby race extravaganza features a Well Said brother to ...
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KY commission upholds Campbell's fine

on 06/06/2013 2:00 AM
At its monthly meeting on Wednesday, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission voted to uphold a $150 fine levied against driver John Campbell for his drive on Odds On Equuleus on Sept. 29, 2012, at The Red Mile, when the judges placed the horse from first to seventh. The judges ruled that Campbell took his horse up "abruptly...causing confusion among trailing horses."   Alan Leavitt, th...
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Wheeling N Dealin schools in 1:57.3 at Mohawk

on 06/06/2013 2:00 AM
Trainer Dustin Jones hopes the third time's the charm as he prepares the 2013 Hambletonian winterbook favorite and the undefeated Wheeling N Dealin for the $1.2 million classic, which is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 3, at the Meadowlands Racetrack.   There have been three undefeated freshman trotters in the past 11 years with serious Hambletonian aspirations--Broadway Hall, Can...
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