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Top Tart upsets Promisemethis in 1:56.2

on 05/02/2013 2:00 AM
Top Tart tipped three wide at just the right time to get the jump on her main rival and pull off a 10-1 upset in Wednesday's $31,250 championship of the Trotslikethewind Trot for 3-year-old fillies at The Meadows.   Seeing that Promisemethis, the 1-5 favorite as part of an entry, was temporarily blocked by her stablemate, Chiptomylou, Eric Ledford and Top Tart peeled off cover into ...
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Hazel Park opens Friday; Adler new announcer

on 05/02/2013 2:00 AM
Hazel Park Raceway's 61st season of harness racing will get underway Friday night, May 3, at 7:35 p.m. It won't take long for fans to notice a big change as longtime Windsor Raceway race-caller Marty Adler will be in the announcer's booth.   "We are very fortunate to have someone like Marty Adler join us here at Hazel Park this year," said Ken Marshall, the director of operations at the s...
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Economy Terror, Frau Blucher win qualifiers

on 05/02/2013 2:00 AM
National-caliber horses continuing their preparations for their 2013 campaigns again put on impressive shows in Thursday morning qualifiers at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. Economy Terror, 2011 juvenile filly champ and double world record-setter in capturing PA Sire Stakes Championships here at 2 and 3, won her second straight qualifier. This week she was put on the engine by driver Jim Morr...
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Panel says Ont. association not responsible for payment

on 05/02/2013 2:00 AM
The Ontario Harness Horse Association (OHHA), a member of Harness Horsemen International (HHI), scored a victory on April 4, 2013, when an Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) Panel upheld a May 2012 ruling that the OHHA was not responsible for paying $100,000 to the ORC.   The ORC Director had asked for the $100,000 as compensation for costs that arose from an investigation conducted by...
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Formula One receives Elitlopp invitation

on 05/02/2013 2:00 AM
The 6-year-old Formula One (Yankee Glide–Ferrari Of, by Credit Winner) had been sidelined by suspensory problems since last summer, but he returned to the track on Wednesday night (May 1) at Solvalla in Stockholm and won in 1:52.4 over the 1,640 meter race (about one mile). The field was full of trotters trying for an Elitlopp invitation.   Formula One had been trained b...
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Scioto set to open with clubhouse renovations

on 05/02/2013 2:00 AM
Scioto Downs Racino will host a press night on Tuesday, May 7, starting at 6 p.m. Qualifying races start at 6:30 p.m. and will give attendees a chance to preview the harness races and have first glimpse at the newly renovated clubhouse. Qualifiers will typically be held Tuesday mornings at 10:30 a.m. but the switch to Tuesday evening will allow the facility to execute a dry run before opening ...
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RCI names new chair, honors Hugh Gallagher

on 05/01/2013 2:00 AM
John T. Ward, the Executive Director of the Kentucky Horse Racing Board, was recently chosen as the Chairman-Elect of the Association of Racing Commissioners International (RCI) Board of Directors. The election came at during the meeting held at the conclusion of the 79th Annual RCI Conference on Racing and Wagering Integrity, held last week at the Wyndham Riverfront Hotel in New Orleans, LA. ...
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Raceway given ok to move to Dayton

on 05/01/2013 2:00 AM
The Ohio State Racing Commission approved the transfer of the racing license of Raceway Park to Dayton at a meeting held on Wednesday (May 1). Raceway Park is owned by Penn National Gaming. The commission also had been reviewing Penn National's application to transfer its Beulah Park license in Columbus to the Youngstown area, and that plan was approved as well.   Penn National offi...
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Meadowlands set to begin Championship Meet

on 05/01/2013 2:00 AM
The $1.2 million Hambletonian, the richest prize in harness racing, headlines the 28-day Championship Meet at The Meadowlands Racetrack that begins this Friday night. Now through Aug. 3, the Meadowlands will feature many of the richest and most prestigious stakes in the sport. The Meadowlands Pace, the track's signature race for 3-year-olds, tops the biggest night of the Championship M...
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Urbanite Hanover on road to NA Cup

on 05/01/2013 2:00 AM
John Williamson's Urbanite Hanover will look to continue his winning ways in the lone $20,000 division of The Diplomat Series on Thursday at Woodbine. The 3-year-oldson of Western Ideal is fresh off a comfortable 1:53.1 winning effort to kick off his sophomore campaign last week. It was the first career score for the youngster who has $63,832 in the bank.   "That was a good mile for hi...
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Hambo eligible Dontyouforgetit set for Dexter

on 05/01/2013 2:00 AM
Dontyouforgetit is small in size, but races big. A 3-year-old colt trotter who last season trotted the fastest mile ever by a 2-year-old on a half-mile track, Dontyouforgetit begins his 2013 campaign in Saturday afternoon's $139,600 Dexter Cup at Freehold Raceway. Dontyouforgetit faces six rivals and starts from post 7 with trainer Jimmy Takter handling the driving. The Dexter Cup kick...
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Born To Fight wins $31,250 Meadows final

on 04/30/2013 2:00 AM
A promising yearling beset by problems as a 2 year old 2, Born To Fight put it all together Monday at The Meadows as he rolled through the slop to a convincing victory in the $31,250 championship of the Winning Mister Trot for 3-year-old colts and geldings.   Gary Saul acquired Born To Fight for $42,000 at Harrisburg but could get only one start from him at age two.   "We...
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Masteroftheclass wins 4th straight, is claimed

on 04/30/2013 2:00 AM
Masteroftheclass paced home for his fourth straight win Monday (April 29) in Northfield Park's 13th race. The 9-year old is owned by Rhonda Conn of Northfield, Ohio. Trainer Harla Loney called upon Aaron Merriman to pilot. Merriman has been aboard Masteroftheclass for his two most recent wins; Ryan Stahl and Ronnie Wrenn Jr. have also each driven in the consecutive quintuplet of victories. ...
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TrackMaster programs have new features

on 04/30/2013 2:00 AM
TrackMaster has announced the release of additional features for its line of Past Performance Products. Following each horse's name, a special indicator has been developed to indicate whether or not that horse was sired "locally” (same state or province as today's track), and whether or not said sire was registered in the year of its foal's conception with that jurisdiction's breeding author...
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Sustaining payments up at Tioga, Vernon

on 04/30/2013 2:00 AM
Tioga Downs and Vernon Downs report increases in the number of horses made eligible to most of its stakes races after the April 15 sustaining payments. Vernon's premier aged trotting stakes, the Credit Winner Open Trot and the Muscle Hill Aged Mare Trot, saw slight increases with 33 and 29 nominations respectively. The Credit Winner eligibles are highlighted by defending champion Hot Sho...
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Tracys Song scores 14th straight victory

on 04/30/2013 2:00 AM
Perhaps it was the falling rain or the wet racetrack but whatever it was Tracys Song had to reach for something extra to score her 14th consecutive victory at Monticello Raceway on Monday afternoon, April 29. Although driver Bruce Aldrich, Jr. had to use the 8 year old pacing mare hard at the start of the race to get to the front, Tracys Song used pure grit to rebuff the late challenge by E...
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NY/NJ sports stars to appear at Meadowlands

on 04/30/2013 2:00 AM
Throughout the Championship Meet, Meadowlands Racetrack guests will have the chance to meet their favorite local New York and New Jersey sports celebrities. This new addition to the event calendar is an effort to enhance the on-site fan experience. The first celebrity weekend kicks off Friday, May 10, and Saturday, May 11. On Friday, former NY Jet quarterback and current SportsNet New York ...
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Breedings to benefit Meadows scholarships

on 04/30/2013 2:00 AM
The Meadows Standardbred Owners Association is pleased to announce yet another new partner in its Collegiate Scholarship Program, and update an earlier announcement regarding breedings to Hypnotic Blue Chip. Longtime horse owner Ted Tomson of Brackenridge, PA has donated two breedings to trotting stallion Tom Ridge, on the roster at Nandi Farms in New Freedom, PA for a fee of $3,500. ...
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Historic Track gearing up for 176th season

on 04/30/2013 2:00 AM
Goshen Historic Track, where it all started and where it still is today, is gearing up for it 176th season of exciting harness racing and 2013 will mark the 103rd year of Grand Circuit Racing at "the Cradle of the Trotter”. On tap this season will be three matinee programs on Sundays in June followed by four days of Grand Circuit racing from Thursday, July 4th through Sunday, July 7th. ...
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Molson Pace to be invitational with prep

on 04/30/2013 2:00 AM
The Molson Pace at The Raceway at The Western Fair District will be contested as a C$150,000 Invitational event this year on Friday, May 31.   The Raceway has added a new twist to this year's race, however. A Molson Pace prep will be held on Friday, May 24, and the winner of that will receive an automatic berth into the final, joining seven other invitees for the main even...
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