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Rompaway Beau best in Hoosier feature

on 06/15/2013 2:00 AM
Rompaway Beau stepped back into the top class and took home top honors in the featured event, a $24,000 conditioned trotting event, at Hoosier Park Racing and Casino on Saturday. With Tyler Smith at the lines, Rompaway Beau notched his first win of the season in record setting fashion with a lifetime best effort of 1:53.4.   Leaving from post four, Rompaway Beau settled fourth alon...
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I Luv The Nitelife dominates in Fan Hanover

on 06/15/2013 2:00 AM
I Luv The Nitelife turned in a dominant 1:49.1 open length victory over her fellow 3-year-old pacing fillies in the $391,882 Fan Hanover Stakes on Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack.   With Tim Tetrick in the sulky, heavy 3-5 favorite I Luv The Nitelife scored her first sub-1:50 win defeating Belle Boyd (Jody Jamieson) and Jerseylicious (Corey Callahan) for trainer Chris Ryder ...
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Roman Lopez wins 5 on Thursday at Vernon

on 06/14/2013 2:00 AM
Roman Lopez turned in a brilliant performance at Vernon Downs on Thursday evening (June 13), becoming the first driver to post five wins on a single card at the 22-program meeting, including a 1:52.4 score with the pacer High Speed Life in the $6,200 featured eighth event. Competing over a "sloppy” race course, the talented 53-year-old horseman guided the favored High Speed Life into the ...
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Ont. promises $30 mil through next 2 years

on 06/14/2013 2:00 AM
On Friday, June 14, the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food announced that the Ontario Government is extending its support of the Horse Improvement Program into 2015 to encourage the breeding of quality Ontario racehorses. A release by the Ministry states that up to $30 million will be made available through the HIP program in each of the next two years to support the racehorse breedin...
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Gingras: Maven "couldn't be...any sharper"

on 06/14/2013 2:00 AM
The only thing as good as Maven's finish last year is her start this year. The 4-year-old ended 2012 with two straight wins, taking the American-National Stakes and Breeders Crown. She has started this year with two more wins, claiming the opening round of the Miss Versatility Series by setting the Woodbine track record and equaling the Canadian record of 1:52 for the fastest mile ever by a tr...
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Big Mighty M day for Marohn/Gill combo

on 06/14/2013 2:00 AM
When driver Jimmy Marohn Jr. met trainer Danny Gill last year the sparks began to fly. Marohn was a proven talent in the sulky, and Gill, a newcomer at the Mighty M, was an unknown entity. But when driver and trainer hooked up the two proved to be dynamite together. Marohn won the driving title while Gill prevailed in the training ranks.   In his first season at Monticello Raceway l...
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Dancer introduces Instant Racing bill in NJ

on 06/14/2013 2:00 AM
Aiming to spark interest and generate new revenue for horse racing and casino gaming, Assemblyman Ronald S. Dancer has proposed bringing instant racing wagering to New Jersey. Instant racing permits patrons to bet on previously-run races randomly selected from a video bank on special machines installed at casinos or track facilities. Bettors would see statistics for the horses without any name...
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Ducharme has Hambo sugar plums dancin'

on 06/14/2013 2:00 AM
Despite being a homebred from Massachusetts by RC Royalty, Royalty For Life has given Massachusetts-born trainer George Ducharme very good reason to express a quiet confidence in his Hambletonian contender. Royalty For Life is currently ranked second on the Road to the Hambletonian Top 10 list.   In 2006, his sire RC Royalty was a Hambletonian contender himself until he broke stride...
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EmpireCityBets reward program not yet OK'd

on 06/14/2013 2:00 AM
An important notice from Yonkers Raceway regarding EmpireCityBets.com, its new advance deposit wagering (ADW) platform. While the site (http://www.empirecitybets.com/) is up and fully functional--complete with deposit match-play offer--please be advised that the wagering rewards program has been put on hold for the time being, pending final approval from the New York State Gaming Commission. ...
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Lonewolf Currier cruises in 1:49.3 in PASS

on 06/14/2013 2:00 AM
Lonewolf Currier followed up his incredible :26.1 closing quarter in the Art Rooney Pace by taking a lifetime mark of 1:49.3 with a victory in a Pennsylvania Sires Stakes at Harrah's Philadelphia on Friday afternoon. Two other divisions were contested with Net Ten Eom, a son of Somebeachsomewhere and $2 million winner Glowing Report, pulling off a $50.40 upset and Dedi's Dragon holding on by a...
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Hambletonian at Meadowlands through 2018

on 06/14/2013 2:00 AM
The Hambletonian, the world-famous trotting race, will remain at Meadowlands Racetrack through 2018. The Hambletonian Society, the race sponsors, and the Meadowlands have extended the existing contract three additional years. The Meadowlands has hosted the event since 1981 and the $1.2 million renewal takes place on August 3. The Hambletonian, first contested in 1926, is par...
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Cash In Watsu cashes in at Vernon

on 06/14/2013 2:00 AM
Cash In Watsu beat the chalk, and then some, with her speedy upset victory in Friday night's featured ninth race at Vernon Downs.   With Jimmy Whittemore sitting in for owner and trainer Darwin La Clair, Cash In Watsu got geared up from fourth in the early going and charged into contention entering the final quarter. Just a half-length back entering the final furlong, the determined...
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Sophomore Historics set for Sunday at Tioga

on 06/14/2013 2:00 AM
The Historic stakes for all divisions of 3 year olds will be raced on Sunday at Tioga Downs for total purses of nearly $250,000.   Sophomore trotting colts lead off the card with a field of five vying for the winner's share of $59,300 in the Historic-Dickerson Cup. Corky is the oddsmaker's choice here, opening at 2-1 for the Takter barn. The Muscles Yankee colt was the NJSS final wi...
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Sir Cary's Z Tam gets NYSS speed honors

on 06/14/2013 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway returned from hiatus Friday night, with the statebreds making their downstate seasonal debut.  The $351,656 New York Sire Stakes Hugh Grant Pace for 3-year-old colts and geldings was drawn and quartered.   The third ($88,314) division saw 35-1 Sheppard Pace winner Hail the Taxi (John Campbell) from a season ago returning to the scene of that night. This night, a...
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Shadow Play gets first PM winner at Mohawk

on 06/14/2013 2:00 AM
With her 1:54 victory in a $16,000 pace restricted to 2-year-old filly pacers Friday night at Mohawk Racetrack, Alibi Seelster gave her sire, the 2008 Little Brown Jug winner Shadow Play, his first winner of a pari-mutuel race.   A $27,000 yearling purchase by Jack Darling Stables and trained by Darling, Alibi Seelster was driven by Paul MacDonell has she led gate to wire through fr...
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Civil Cause wins 10th of year at Monticello

on 06/13/2013 2:00 AM
Bob Lounsbury's horses are hard to beat at Monticello Raceway, attested by the fact that the outstanding trainer has harnessed 75 winners in 214 starts, led by the incredible Tracys Song who has run her consecutive win streak to 18. And before DVC Gifted Indeed got claimed from his barn the venerable pacer scored nine victories.   Now the Lounsbury-trained trotter, Civil Cause, ...
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Lederman calls a different kind of "race"

on 06/13/2013 2:00 AM
Larry Lederman is from Manhattan, but until last Friday had been to Grand Central Terminal only once in his life.   Trip No. 2 was memorable, and not only for Lederman. The longtime race-caller, who has curtailed his workload in recent years as he battles an inoperable brain tumor, was in Grand Central Terminal's Vanderbilt Hall calling "races” for a dozen hours on June 7 as part...
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Program pages for Big M baby races available

on 06/13/2013 2:00 AM
Once again, baby races will be held at the Meadowlands on Saturday morning, June 15, beginning at 10 a.m., with 19 races. Among the rookies will be 17 offspring from the first crop of Muscle Hill, the 2009 Horse of the Year. Through Wednesday, June 11, three pacers had taken 1:55 marks in baby races to lead that gait's speed parade: Somesizesomestyle (Somebeachsomewhere-Honey Bunny, by Prec...
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Celebrity Hercules sets 1:54.4 Running Aces mark

on 06/13/2013 2:00 AM
A newcomer showed up for the $8,500 Open Trot at Running Aces on Wednesday night at Running Aces and immediately flexed his muscles in an awesome 1:54.4 all-time, all-age track record performance.   Celebrity Hercules, a powerful-looking 7-year-old gelding in terrific form, was content to sit fifth to the halfway station before driver John De Long pulled his favored charge to the ou...
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Cal-Davis & HFL first accredited labs by RMTC

on 06/13/2013 2:00 AM
The University of California-Davis Kenneth L. Maddy Laboratory and HFL Sport Science Inc., Lexington, Ky., became the first two fully-accredited laboratories under the RMTC Laboratory Accreditation program.   "The accreditation of these two laboratories marks the culmination of many months of effort by each of these laboratories to demonstrate that they meet the strict standards of ...
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