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OHRIA: OLG plan could take slots from tracks

on 05/31/2013 2:00 AM
The Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association (OHRIA) is concerned that the integration of horse racing into the OLG's Gaming Strategy will be impossible if the existing OLG Modernization Plan continues to go forward. The OLG's announcement of the RFPQs for their Southwest Gaming Bundle puts Ontario's horse racing industry at further risk of collapse because the existing Modernization Plan does...
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B-Mets baseball tetam to wear Gingras colors June 4

on 05/31/2013 2:00 AM
Tioga Downs and the Binghamton Mets are joining forces for a first-of-its-kind promotion. On June 4, in their game against the Trenton Thunder, the B-Mets will wear jerseys inspired by the uniform colors of harness racing superstar Yannick Gingras. In addition, Gingras is scheduled to take the mound and throw out the ceremonial first pitch at 6:35 p.m. "This is such a great honor for me to see...
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Droste ready to take a ride with "The Captain"

on 05/31/2013 2:00 AM
"I can do the math.” Being a financial consultant, Robert Droste can certainly tally up one percent of, well, what could be potentially millions.   In a Kentucky Derby Day drawing on May 4, Droste of Clifton, N.J. was the Grand Prize winner in the "Win a Share of Captaintreacherous” promotion at the Meadowlands Racetrack.   More than 10,000 entries were submitted over...
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Hoosier Park off to strong start in 2013

on 05/31/2013 2:00 AM
Building on the successes of the 2012 Standardbred season, Hoosier Park's 20th season of live Standardbred racing continues to produce encouraging gains on all fronts. With a renewed focus on fresh marketing efforts, facility enhancements, specialty wagers, and an increase in overall quality of racing, through the first 40 days of the meet at Hoosier Park, all-sources wagering has shown an inc...
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Continual Velocity takes fifth win of season

on 05/31/2013 2:00 AM
Continual Velocity used a tough, front running effort to prevail in the featured event, a $24,000 fillies and mares Invitational Pace, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday (May 31). Notching her fifth win of the season, the 5-year-old mare stopped the clock in 1:51.3 as she extended her win streak to two.   Leaving from post nine, Continual Velocity was unhurried out of the...
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Bee A Magician, Motown Muscle win Casual Breeze

on 05/31/2013 2:00 AM
O'Brien Award winner Bee A Magician and Motown Muscle delivered on their pari-mutuel promises in Grand Circuit action on Friday night at Mohawk Racetrack with a pair of winning efforts in the Casual Breeze Stakes for three-year-old trotting fillies. After sweeping the SBOA Stakes elimination and final earlier this month to start her sophomore campaign, Bee A Magician ($2.30) and driver Rick Ze...
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Virgin Mary, Super Manning score at Yonkers

on 05/31/2013 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway's pair of Friday night $46,000 co-features--a Filly and Mare Open Pace and a welcome-to-all Open Handicap Trot--were won by a from way-out Virgin Mary (Eric Goodell, $24.80) and a perfect-trip Super Manning (Mark MacDonald, $39.80).   The distaff derby saw Fast and Feisty (Brian Sears), back here for the first time since blowing through the Petticoat Pacing Series, i...
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Heath Campbell drives 4,000th winner

on 05/31/2013 2:00 AM
Heath Campbell of Bangor, Maine, won his 4,000th harness race as a driver on Friday night at Bangor Raceway. Campbell entered the night with 3,998 wins and was scheduled to drive for nine of the races on the Friday's race card. The 4,000th win came during Campbell's 9th race of the night, driving Pembroke Easy Call, who crossed the finish line first.   "This is an extremely eli...
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Windows Online takes Vernon feature

on 05/31/2013 2:00 AM
The veteran pacing mare Windows Online played follow-the-leader in the featured $8,000 seventh session at Vernon Downs on Friday night, and the strategy paid off with a speedy 1:53.1 score.   Leading driver/trainer Rick Plano was in the sulky as Windows Online drafted along in the cat bird's spot behind the favorite High Speed Life until the stretch drive, then flashed to the front ...
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State Treasurer takes Molson Pace in 1:51.1

on 05/31/2013 2:00 AM
Half-mile track specialist Foiled Again turned in another one of his gutsy performances Friday night at Western Fair Raceway, but he couldn't hold off State Treasurer, who paced past him in the homestretch to win the $150,000 Molson Pace in 1:51.1. He paid $11.40 to win as the 9-2 third choice.   State Treasurer was given a second-over trip by driver Randy Waples. The complexion of&...
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Market Share 1:51.1 winner in first 2013 start

on 05/31/2013 2:00 AM
There were plenty of trotters worth watching at the Meadowlands Friday night, but two particularly turned heads. First, Creatine, a 3-year-old colt by Andover Hall, won his first start of the season in 1:52.2, edging the 4-year-old mare Cameron Chip by a nose. Later on the card Market Share, the 2012 Hambletonian champion, won his first start of the season in 1:51.1.   Creatine enjo...
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King Mufasa reigns in Cardinal final

on 05/30/2013 2:00 AM
Illinois conceived and foaled trotters grabbed the headlines on Wednesday at Balmoral Park as a field of nine diagonally gaited sophomore colts squared off in the $50,800 Cardinal Stake.   After tasting defeat for the first time in 2013 last week, William Wright and Mystical Marker Farms' King Mufasa returned to his winning ways on Wednesday night cruising to an easy three-len...
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Water main break keeps Scioto closed Thursday

on 05/30/2013 2:00 AM
Work is continuing at Scioto Downs Racino to fix the water main line break and the races are once again cancelled for Thursday evening.   Greg Coon is on site to work the track and an update will be available as soon as possible to keep everyone abreast of the Friday racing card. (Scioto Downs)
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Wrenn gets 6 at Northfield; Pick 5 topped $140K

on 05/30/2013 2:00 AM
On Wednesday Northfield Park guaranteed the largest pool in its history with the $100,000 total pool guarantee in the evening's Pick-5. The pool included a carryover of $29,190.   The large guarantee was well received by the public, who wagered $112,695. The amount wagered plus the carryover left a total pool of $141,885.   The wager began in race three which was won...
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Betterthancheddar set for Molson debut

on 05/30/2013 2:00 AM
One of harness racing's brightest stars, Betterthancheddar, will make his highly-anticipated seasonal debut this Friday night at The Raceway in London in the $150,000 Molson Pace Invitational.   The plan was to have a non-stakes race under his belt prior to the Molson, but instead the strapping 5 year old will come into the race fresh off a dominant nine-length qualifying win at Moh...
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Brennan on favorite Doctor Butch in Rooney

on 05/30/2013 2:00 AM
Doctor Butch has gained a new driver and early favoritism for Yonkers Raceway's $275,000 final of the Art Rooney Pace Saturday night. "Butch," last season's New York Sire Stakes freshman colt, drew post position 5 and was made the 3-1 morning line favorite in the field of seven 3-year-old colts and one gelding. George Brennan takes a first-time seat for trainer Linda Toscano and owner ...
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Pet Rock to begin season against tigers in FFA

on 05/30/2013 2:00 AM
Timing is everything for trainer Virgil Morgan Jr. as he gets Pet Rock ready for his 4-year-old campaign. Pet Rock will make his season's debut in Saturday's second round of the TVG Free For All Championship Series for older pacers at the Meadowlands Racetrack and will start from post 2 in the field of 12, with driver Simon Allard at the lines for Morgan. "He couldn't be doing better, physi...
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New Weekend Preview now available!

on 05/30/2013 2:00 AM
There's plenty of racing action this weekend and driver Tim Tetrick will seemingly be everywhere. In the new Weekend Preview, Tetrick gives his take on all of his major drives on the stakes-laden Saturday night card at the Meadowlands. While some of the leading sophomore pacers will be in action Saturday at Yonkers in the Rooney final, others will be on the track at Mohawk for the Somebeachsome...
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Betterluvnexttime completes racetrack trifecta

on 05/30/2013 2:00 AM
Betterluvnexttime notched her third consecutive win—at as many tracks—when she kicked home off a pocket trip to capture Thursday's $18,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows.   The 5-year-old daughter of Allamerican Ideal-Darriwillian Girl began her streak with a narrow win in a Hoosier Park Invitational and followed that with a romp in Scioto Downs' Filly &...
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Scioto cancels Wednesday due to water line break

on 05/29/2013 2:00 AM
Due to a water main line break, the races at Scioto Downs Racino have been cancelled for Wednesday.   Those that are in to go for Thursday can call the race office at (614) 295-4668 or (614) 295-4669 between 8-11 a.m. to check on the status of the races for that evening. (Scioto Downs)
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