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Smilin Eli among contenders in NJSS finals

on 05/29/2013 2:00 AM
Three-year-olds are in the New Jersey Sire Stakes spotlight with a quartet of $150,000 finals on Saturday at the Meadowlands.   Among the finalists is an unbeaten son of Muscles Yankee, Smilin Eli, who won both of his New Jersey Sire Stakes preliminary legs. Unraced at two, those victories were in his only two career starts. He has now banked $33,500, with a mark of 1:54.2 take...
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Moonliteonthebeach stepping up at Mohawk

on 05/29/2013 2:00 AM
The men will be separated from the boys over the next several weeks, as prep races for the C$1 million North America Cup, to be raced June 15 at Mohawk Racetrack, get underway in earnest this weekend.  Two C$75,000 divisions of the Somebeachsomewhere Stakes at Mohawk are set for Saturday evening.   Trainer Ed Hart will send out an aptly named son of that stallion -- M...
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Ohio AG asks top court to reject Roundtable appeal

on 05/29/2013 2:00 AM
According to reports, on May 28 the Ohio Attorney General's Office asked the Supreme Court of the State of Ohio to reject an appeal filed by the Ohio Roundtable, which has challenged the constitutionality of a 2011 law that authorized video lottery terminals at racetracks. The Ohio Roundtable has challenged the law authorizing VLTs in other courts previously. The Attorney Gen...
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Ultimate Beachboy gets wake-up call in PA

on 05/29/2013 2:00 AM
After sleepwalking through the front half, Ultimate Beachboy literally kicked it into high gear when he whacked his sulky, startled himself and sped off to a narrow victory in Wednesday’s $100,000 Pennsylvania Stallions Series stake at The Meadows. The event for 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers was contested over five divisions, with Big Time Promise, Eddie Sweat, Tempster Hanover ...
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Homebreds takes Ohio Sires Stakes 3YOCT

on 05/28/2013 2:00 AM
After a nice soaking rain during the morning hours, the sun and wind came out to provide a fast track for special Memorial Day action at Scioto Downs Racino. Four sire stakes races were the highlight of the 11 race card. Chris Page had four wins for the afternoon, including the first sire stakes race for 3-year-old colt trotters. Trainer Eric Nesselroad had Neely Spring ready to break ...
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Horowitz adds Big M Player/Media Manager title

on 05/28/2013 2:00 AM
New Meadowlands Racetrack and Winners OTW are pleased to announce the addition of Justin Horowitz as Player/Media Manager, effective May 20. In this newly created position, Horowitz will assist the marketing department with their publicity and media relations initiatives in addition to overseeing their database and player development departments.   "Justin has proven himself time and t...
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35 eligible to Pepsi North America Cup

on 05/28/2013 2:00 AM
The connections of 35 colts made the final May 15th sustaining payment to this year's $1 million Pepsi North America Cup and remain eligible to North America's richest race for pacers. The one-mile pace for 3-year-olds, set for Mohawk Racetrack, is scheduled for Saturday, June 15.  The Pepsi North America Cup eliminations, worth $50,000 each, are set for Saturday, June 8.   Moh...
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No SBSW stakes for Captaintreacherous

on 05/28/2013 2:00 AM
Myron Bell, racing manager and partner in the Captaintreacherous Stable, told harnessracing.com Tuesday morning that Captaintreacherous will not make the trip to Mohawk Racetrack this weekend for the Somebeachsomewhere and instead will wait to make a trip to Canada for the North America Cup eliminations on June 8. The 2012 Pacer of the Year, Captaintreacherous won his 3-year-old debut on Ma...
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2014 O'Brien Awards headed to PEI

on 05/28/2013 2:00 AM
Standardbred Canada's Board of Directors is pleased to announce that the 25th anniversary of the O'Brien Awards, the National recognition for harness racing excellence, will be hosted in Charlottetown, PEI on Feb. 8, 2014.   The event is being hosted with the support of the PEI 2014 Fund as part of the 150th Anniversary celebration of the historic 1864 Charlottetown Conference that ...
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Saratoga announces $30 million expansion

on 05/28/2013 2:00 AM
As Saratoga Casino and Raceway approaches its 10th year of operation, expansion plans are officially underway. A $30 million plan unveiled Tuesday (May 28) includes a 120-room hotel with guest spa, indoor pool and lobby bar, a 24,000 sq. ft. multi-purpose event center, and a signature fine dining restaurant. The plans are the most significant expansion ever done at Saratoga Casino and ...
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Tracys Song stretches win streak to 17

on 05/28/2013 2:00 AM
Tracys Song did it again. The 8-year-old pacing mare won for the 17th consecutive time at Monticello Raceway on Tuesday afternoon. In doing so she not only extended her Mighty M record for most wins in a row, but she continues to outdistance herself from all others in races won in North America this year.   Bruce Aldrich Jr. was again at the controls for trainer Bob Lounsbury and gu...
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Posts drawn for Rooney, Lismore

on 05/28/2013 2:00 AM
Post positions have been drawn for Yonkers Raceway's pair of Saturday night stakes, the $275,000 final of the Art Rooney Pace (3-year-old colts/geldings) and $117,060 Lismore Pace (3-year-old fillies).   The Lismore goes as race 7 (approximate post 9:30 p.m.), on the 13-race card, while the Rooney goes as the ninth race (approximate post 10:10 p.m.).   The fields, with e...
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Just For Fun captures Violet at Balmoral

on 05/27/2013 2:00 AM
Sophomore trotting fillies capped off a busy Memorial Day weekend of stakes action at Balmoral Park as a field of diagonally gaited state-breds squared off in the $50,000 Violet Stake Final on Sunday night.   Fresh off a big win in her last start, Just For Fun will now be laughing all the way to the bank as she parlayed a perfect steer from driver Casey Leonard into a 1 ¼ leng...
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Bettorsluckystreak takes Excelsior Prep at Tioga

on 05/27/2013 2:00 AM
Tioga Downs held a special matinee racing program on Monday, May 27, with an $8,400 New York Excelsior Prep for 3-year old colt and gelding pacers as the feature. The win went to Bettorsluckystreak and Jim Taggart Jr., who went to the front from post position number eight through an opening quarter in :27.4. The duo then led the field of nine sophomore pacers through fractions of :57.4 and 1:2...
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Bolt The Duer wins Dan Patch in 1:49.3

on 05/26/2013 2:00 AM
Bolt The Duer and driver Sam Widger used a valiant stretch drive to overtake a field of 10 in the 20th installment of the $200,000 Dan Patch Invitational on Saturday at Hoosier Park Racing and Casino.   With a final time of 1:49.3, Bolt The Duer was able to take advantage of a pocket trip to notch his first win of the season for trainer Pete Foley.   Leaving from pos...
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Upsets rule in New Jersey Sires Stakes splits

on 05/26/2013 2:00 AM
The New Jersey Sires Stakes for three year old pacers headlined Saturday's card at the Meadowlands Racetrack.   The damp cool evening didn't slow them down at all, as the Western Ideal filly Miss Caila J Fra reduced her record to 1:50.2 upsetting 1-2 favorite Jerseylicious in the $43,000 filly pace. Simon Allard secured the pocket early and followed the top choice through honest fra...
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Source Of Pride, Sir Cary's Z Tam win Rooney elims

on 05/26/2013 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway Saturday night hosted a pair of $40,000 eliminations for the Art Rooney Pace. All told, a dozen 3-year-old pacers--nine colts and three geldings--tried to wedge their way into next Saturday night's $275,000 final.   Here's the sanctioned summary...   First elim--New York Sire Stakes champion Doctor Butch (Tim Tetrick), the lone $30,000 supplemental entrant...
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Annieswesterncard scores in Pocono feature

on 05/26/2013 2:00 AM
After a long stretch at the Yonkers half-mile, Annieswesterncard took to the five-eighths-mile oval at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs beautifully and scored a victory in Saturday night's featured $25,000 Preferred Pace.   Annieswesterncard (Western Hanover-Annie You're A Card), a 7-year-old gelding from the Ron Burke barn, had spent the past two months campaigning against the very...
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Delicious wins in 1:53.4 at Solvalla

on 05/26/2013 2:00 AM
A sunny start of the Elitlopp day gave way to rain and bad weather, but before then the American-bred Massive Babe won the Elite for 3 year olds. Making her eighth start, she posted her fourth win in a new Swedish record time of 1:54.1 for the one-mile distance.   Massive Babe is trained by Juha Ihamoutila and was driven by Finnish champ Mika Forss. She won ahead of the Italian-bred...
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Post 7 for Arch Madness in Elitlopp final

on 05/26/2013 2:00 AM
Arch Madness advanced to the final heat of the Elitlopp, but his assignment in the final heat will be especially tough because he finished fourth in his elim and drew post seven in the final. To watch the final heat, with an estimated post time of 11:30 am (race 13) click on this link: http://www.tv4play.se/program/h%C3%A4stsport?video_id=2361778   Arch Madness started from post...
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