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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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NJ Secretary of Ag to be at Showplace Farms

on 06/06/2013 2:00 AM
New Jersey's Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher will help to spotlight the state's Month of the Horse celebration with an appearance at Showplace Farms on Tuesday, June 11, at 11 a.m.   The event was originally scheduled for Friday, June 7, but rescheduled because of the stormy weather in the forecast. Showplace Farms is located at 505 Route 33 in Millstone, NJ. &nbs...
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Another score for Inittowinafortune in Delaware

on 06/05/2013 2:00 AM
Three $20,000 divisions of the first leg of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) stakes for pacing fillies took place Tuesday at Harrington Raceway. The first division went to Daryl Bier and Charlie Dombeck's Inittowinafortune ($2.40, Bier), who fought off all comers in a wire-to-wire win in 1:57. Trained by Bier, it was her third win in seven starts this year. Scott Woogen's K...
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Haroun Hanover picks up 13th win of season

on 06/05/2013 2:00 AM
Haroun Hanover, the horse that does pull-up after the race, scored his 13th seasonal victory yesterday (June 4) at Monticello Raceway and is now second on the North American leaderboard in races won this year to leader Tracys Song, who won for the 18th time yesterday (June 4). Another Mighty M pacer, Worthy's Magic won for the 12th time this season and is currently fourth on the N.A. leader...
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Friday card at Ocean Downs canceled

on 06/05/2013 2:00 AM
Due to transformer issues, Ocean Downs has cancelled qualifiers and races scheduled for Friday (June 7). The race card will not be carried over. Power will be restored this weekend.   Ocean Downs will be taking entries on Sunday (June 9) for the Thursday (June 13) card of racing. The box closes at 9 a.m. The next set of qualifiers will be Friday (June 14). Declare by Thursday (...
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RCI reports progress on uniform medication rules

on 06/05/2013 2:00 AM
The president of Racing Commissioners International (RCI) said today that a survey of U.S. racing regulatory jurisdictions shows that the adoption of RCI's uniform medication policy for racing is advancing in every region of the country. "Adoption of the RCI Schedule of Controlled Therapeutic Substances is advancing through the regulatory processes of jurisdictions throughout the United Sta...
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Norman's leading ladies hope for stakes success

on 06/05/2013 2:00 AM
When the eliminations for the Armbro Flight and Elegantimage stakes are held this weekend at Mohawk Racetrack, trainer Nifty Norman will send out the horse that won the Hambletonian Oaks last season and another he hopes can win the Oaks this year. Personal Style won the Hambletonian Oaks last year and was among 17 trotting mares entered in the Armbro Flight Stakes. She will start from pos...
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No more playtime for Captaintreacherous

on 06/05/2013 2:00 AM
Tony Alagna has been impressed by Captaintreacherous’ improved maturity this year. He says the 3-year-old colt pacer still likes to fool around, but now knows when it is time to get serious. It is time to get serious. Captaintreacherous heads to Canada this week for the eliminations for the C$1 million North America Cup at Mohawk Racetrack. The colt is in the first of three se...
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Delaware-bred sophomores shine at Harrington

on 06/05/2013 2:00 AM
The final round of eliminations for the first leg of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund Stakes for 3-year-olds wrapped up on Wednesday at Harrington Raceway. After eliminations for pacers took place earlier in the week, Wednesday spotlighted the trotters as two divisions of colts and fillies went postward in $20,000 divisions. Stop the Jade Farm’s Bella’s Spunky Punk ($2.80, Tony Mo...
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Jesse Lane lowers Hoosier Park track record

on 06/05/2013 2:00 AM
In just the third start of her sophomore season, Jesse Lane impressively returned to her winning ways and lowered the Hoosier Park track record for three-year-old trotting fillies to 1:55.3 on Wednesday, June 5 at Hoosier Park Racing and Casino. With Mark O’ Mara at the lines, Jesse Lane scored her first win of the season in the featured event of the evening, the second round of the $30,000 ...
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Full report on Monday's Monticello accident

on 06/04/2013 2:00 AM
Kevin Gleason of the Times Herald-Record has written an in-depth report on the accident which involved seven drivers at Monticello Raceway on Monday (June 3). "This was no trip and fall,'' said Bruce Aldrich Jr., driving Rose Run Ivan two horses behind Getthemoney when it went down. "He just fell, as if somebody had pulled a leg from underneath him.''   In addition to Aldrich, th...
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21 entered in Pepsi North America Cup elims

on 06/04/2013 2:00 AM
A total of 21 horses have been entered in the Pepsi North America Cup. The eliminations will be contested Saturday night, June 8, at Mohawk Racetrack.   From the rail out, the three 7-horse eliminations are as follows: First elim--1--Moonliteonthebeach,2--Varadero Hanover, 3--Evenin Of Pleasure, 4--See And Ski, 5--Captaintreacherous, 6--Sunshine Beach, 7--Captive Audience;...
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Somwherovrarainbow takes PASS in 1:51.4

on 06/04/2013 2:00 AM
Somwherovrarainbow, the 2012 Dan Patch Award winner, showed she's ready to defend her title when she captured the fastest division of Tuesday's $235,072 Pennsylvania Sires Stake at The Meadows. The event for 3-year-old fillies, known as the Adios Betty, was contested over three divisions, with Novascotia Hanover and Charisma Hanover taking the other splits.   A winner of $562,699 at...
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Beinhauers have trio of trotting fillies in C&I

on 06/04/2013 2:00 AM
The young ladies looking to score in Wednesday's $108,000 Filly Division of the Currier & Ives at The Meadows may find that the road to the winners' circle goes through the Beinhauer stable. Rick and Regina Beinhauer will send out a trio of talented 3-year-old trotting fillies — one for each division and each with a legitimate shot at victory. First post Wednesday is 6:55 PM, with the Cu...
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Gingras on the mound in Binghamton, NY

on 06/04/2013 2:00 AM
It was a home run for the sport of harness racing on Tuesday evening, June 4, 2013. Superstar driver Yannick Gingras has won many of the top races in his sport, but now he can cross off an honor in another sport: throwing out the ceremonial first pitch at a professional baseball game.   Gingras was the honored guest Tuesday night as the Binghamton Mets took the field against the Tre...
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Sires Stakes, music on tap at Hoosier Park

on 06/04/2013 2:00 AM
Hoosier Park Racing & Casino, in its 20th season of live harness racing, will kick start summer weekends with a mix of ‘family fun' promotions, entertainment, and Indiana Sire Stakes action beginning Wednesday, June 5 and continuing each weekend through the end of the racing season.   One of the season's most anticipated match-ups is set for Wednesday, June 5 as two Indiana Si...
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Harrington increasing purses by 6 percent

on 06/03/2013 2:00 AM
Harrington Raceway's scheduled shift to a four-day racing week will begin starting the week of June 9, the same time a six percent (across the board) purse increase will take effect.   The 92-day race meet will continue on a Sunday through Wednesday schedule through June 26 before a month long hiatus leads into the annual Governor's Day racing program during the Delaware State Fair ...
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Maple Leafs' Gardiner NA Cup drawmaster

on 06/03/2013 2:00 AM
Jake Gardiner, star defenseman for the Toronto Maple Leafs, will be the special celebrity drawmaster for this year's $1 million Pepsi North America Cup. Gardiner, 22, will be on hand to assist with the noon media event to draw post positions, set for Tuesday, June 11, at Mohawk. The Pepsi N.A. Cup will take place Saturday, June 15 at the Campbellville track.   Gardiner was drafted by the ...
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7 drivers involved in accident at Monticello

on 06/03/2013 2:00 AM
Seven drivers were involved in a racing accident at Monticello Raceway on Monday afternoon. Only one of the eight trotters in the race finished and the race which was declared a non contest by the judges and all wagers were refunded. The accident occurred during the second race. Get The Money, driven by Jimmy Marohn (Sr.), stumbled and fell in front of the trailing six horses. All drivers, exce...
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