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Even with new driver, Tracys Song wins #18

on 06/03/2013 2:00 AM
After a horrendous accident early on the card knocked Bruce Aldrich Jr., and many of Monticello Raceway's leading drivers, out of action, opinions varied greatly about whether or not Tracys Song would keep her consecutive win streak alive when she went to post in the 12th race on Monday afternoon (June 3). But she did, winning her 18th straight race.   To the surprise of many, train...
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MTR Gaming makes final $25 mil payment to OH

on 06/03/2013 2:00 AM
MTR Gaming Group, Inc. (NasdaqGS: MNTG) announced on Monday (June 3) the remittance of the second and final payment for its operating license to the Ohio Lottery Commission for its Scioto Downs Racino in the amount of $25 million.   Scioto Downs, which opened June 1, 2012, was the first race track in the state to receive a license to operate video lottery terminals. The Las Vegas- style g...
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Jim Simpson LBJ Wall of Fame honoree in '13

on 06/03/2013 2:00 AM
  James W. "Jim” Simpson, president and chief executive officer of Hanover Shoe Farm, has been selected as the 29th Little Brown Jug Wall of Fame honoree by the Delaware County Fair.   Like many of the greats in the sport, Jim Simpson followed his father John’s footsteps as a successful driver and trainer. The younger Simpson handled such stars as Sugarcane Hanover (1:54...
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Icommandmyspirit sets 1:52 Stallion Series mark

on 06/03/2013 2:00 AM
Icommandmyspirit quarter-poled to the front and overpowered the field from there, rolling to victory in a stake-record 1:52 in Monday's $60,000 Pennsylvania Stallion Series event at The Meadows. The stake for 3-year-old filly pacers was contested over three divisions, with Aquamarine Hanover and Antigua Hanover also taking $20,000 splits.   Icommandmyspirit captured a May 15 stallio...
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Hot Roddy wins first DSBF leg at Harrington

on 06/03/2013 2:00 AM
Three $20,000 divisions of the first leg of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) stakes for 3-year-old pacing colts and geldings got underway Monday at Harrington Raceway. Rodney Long and Tim and Joe Hundertpfund's Hot Roddy ($2.10, George Dennis) kept his near perfect resume intact with a 1:55.3 win in the first division. The Roddy's Bags Again colt improved to 10-for-12 lifetime an...
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Running Aces kicks off 53-date meet

on 06/02/2013 2:00 AM
When Bold Willie captured the seventh race on Running Aces opening night card Saturday, he wasn't just the longest shot in the race...he was the longest shot of the entire program! The 4-year-old Minnesota-sired son of Goya Blue Chip was a head better than Headsup Yankee (Luke Plano) and a neck better than Parham (Steve Wiseman) at odds of 37-1 in a non-winners of three races event.   ...
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Doctor Butch controls Rooney in 1:51.2

on 06/02/2013 2:00 AM
Doctor Butch and driver George Brennan controlled the $275,000 Art Rooney Final at Yonkers Raceway on Saturday night, taking the lead immediately and never yielding position. They won the race by one-half length in 1:51.2, with Lonewolf Currier second thanks to an incredible :26.1 closing quarter that allowed him to make up 8 lengths.   Doctor Butch, a colt by Art Major ow...
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NJSS finals complete big night at Big M

on 06/02/2013 2:00 AM
Smilin Eli continued on the road to the $1.2 million Hambletonian on Aug. 3 at the Meadowlands with a another impressive win in the New Jersey Sires Stakes final. The Big M hosted the four $150,000 NJSS Championship finals for 3-year-olds on the Saturday night (June 1) card.   With the NJSS championships, TVG Free-For-All Pace and two Golden Girls divisions, the total handle of ...
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Milby, Wagner take Rosecroft meet titles

on 06/02/2013 2:00 AM
Familiar faces topped the leader boards for Rosecroft Raceway's 2013 winter-spring meet following the track's June 1 finale. Frank Milby won his second consecutive driving title with 55 wins out of a meet leading 231 starts. Longtime Rosecroft veteran trainer John Wagner won the conditioners title for the second time since 2011 with 26 winners in 157 starts.   The 25-date meet f...
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Owner Angelo Frassetto dies after big win

on 06/02/2013 2:00 AM
Angelo Frassetto, who bred and raced horses under the name of The Fra Stable LLC for many years, has died, suffering a fatal heart attack just a few hours after his homebred filly Ms. Caila J Fra captured the $150,000 New Jersey Sires Stakes championship at the Meadowlands by a neck over Jerseylicious in a lifetime best 1:49. Frassetto, of Upper Saddle River, NJ, campaigned his horses ...
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Tirade Hanover's 1:53.1 fastest in EBC elims

on 06/02/2013 2:00 AM
Fans attending Sunday's special 13-race matinee program at Vernon Downs got to witness a track record performance by A Penny Earned, the fastest pacing mile of the track's 60th season to date, as well as top-notch performances by Tirade Hanover, Jurgen Hanover, Wygant Lady and Perfect Alliance in Empire Breeders Classic eliminations.   Tirade Hanover converted a pocket trip into a 1:53.1 ...
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Beach Memories wins PASS, headed to NA Cup

on 06/01/2013 2:00 AM
Beach Memories likely stamped his ticket to next week's Pepsi North America Cup eliminations with a determined 1:49.4 victory in Friday's $238,220 Pennsylvania Sires Stake at The Meadows. The event for 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers, known as the Bye Bye Byrd, was contested over three divisions, with Twilight Bonfire and Our Dragon King capturing the other splits.   Beach Memories sho...
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SBSW brother to Well Said a 1:55.4 winner

on 06/01/2013 2:00 AM
Baby races at the Meadowlands Racetrack got underway Saturday morning and in race 1 Lifetime Pursuit, a homebred Cantab Hall filly from Queen Of Grace, finished off a 1:57.2 mile with a :56.2 final half. Yannick Gingras drove this impressive lass for Jimmy Takter.   Takter himself drove the winner of race 2 to a 2:01.3 debut (:29 last quarter). That one is the Donato Hanover-Solveig...
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1:48.1 world mark by Camaes Fellow at Pocono

on 06/01/2013 2:00 AM
Camaes Fellow won a thrilling Preferred Pace on Saturday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs and matched a world record in the process, scoring in 1:48.1. The race carried the night's top purse of $25,000.   On a night when the warm temperatures produced sizzling times all night long, it seemed a safe bet that the featured pacers would be responsible for an especially rapid time, e...
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Fred And Ginger 1:47.3 winner in TVG FFA

on 06/01/2013 2:00 AM
The $50,000 TVG Free-For-All Pace at the Meadowlands Saturday night likely was the most electric battle thus far this year as Golden Receiver did his thing cutting the pace, but was under constant pressure, which set the state for an upset by the Ron Burke-trained Fred And Ginger in a world record 1:47.3. Earlier in the evening, older mare pacers squared off in two divisions of the Golden G...
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Fox Valley Elusiv easy winner in Cardinal

on 06/01/2013 2:00 AM
Last year's Orange & Blue winner, Fancy Creek Elusiv, looks to be picking up right where he left off after big 2-year-old campaign as he cruised to a decisive 3 ¾ length romp in a career best of 1:51.3 in Saturday's $57,300 Cardinal Stake for Illinois conceived and foaled 3-year-old pacing colts at Balmoral Park.   Despite being saddled with the outside post in the field of 10,...
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Vegas Vacation sets stakes mark in SBSW

on 06/01/2013 2:00 AM
Vegas Vacation overcame an episode of tying up earlier in the week and set a 1:48.3 stakes record in capturing the first of two $75,000 Somebeachsomewhere Stakes divisions for 3-year-old pacers on Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack. The other split was won by Sunshine Beach, a son of Somebeachsomewhere, while the favored Odds On Equuleus finished sixth in his first start of the ...
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Scioto Downs back in action on Friday

on 05/31/2013 2:00 AM
After working for two days on the water main line and the racetrack, Scioto Downs Racino will resume racing Friday, with a first post of 6:30 p.m. Twelve races are on the card, including three pacing filly and mare opens.   The Wednesday and Thursday cards were cancelled due to the ongoing work. The race office will take entries until 9 a.m. Friday morning for the races to be held n...
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Indiana 3YO trotting colts went for the silver

on 05/31/2013 2:00 AM
Hoosier Park Racing & Casino played host to four divisions of the Indiana Silver Sires Stakes for sophomore trotting colts and geldings on Thursday. Offering purses of $10,000 each, the second round of the Silver Sires Stakes action was the featured attraction on the 13-race card.   Serenes Yankee Boy and trainer-driver Ed Hensley made quick work of their 10-horse field as they left ...
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Empire Breeders elims attract To Dream On

on 05/31/2013 2:00 AM
Elimination races for the New York-sired $500,000 Empire Breeders Classics (EBC) 3-year-old trots are part of a Sunday, June 2, matinee card at Vernon Downs.   The fillies were split into two $12,500 divisions of seven that are carded as races 3 and 5. The first division features 2012 Dan Patch award winner To Dream On and 2012 NYSS Final runner-up Isabella Gal. To Dream On makes he...
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