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Denver fastest in PA Stallion at The Meadows

on 05/23/2013 2:00 AM
Denver grabbed the lead with a lightning-quick backside burst that propelled him to victory in a stake-fastest 1:55.2 in Wednesday’s $100,000 Pennsylvania Stallion Series stake at The Meadows. The event for 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters was conducted over five divisions, with Marat, Born To Fight, Markup Hanover and Rossini also taking $20,000 splits. Denver was sitting third for...
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Top ten pacers set for Dan Patch Invitational

on 05/23/2013 2:00 AM
A field of ten will be sent postward in the $200,000 Dan Patch Invitational at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Saturday, May 25. In what may be the most talented field ever assembled, the 20th installment of Hoosier Park’s signature event will highlight the 14-race program that begins at 5:30 p.m. The race will be part of a special evening tagged as "Thrillyard 200” and will featu...
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Up The Credit takes 2-win streak to Hoosier

on 05/23/2013 2:00 AM
Carl Jamieson's journey to the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame might get sidetracked temporarily by a trip to Indiana.   The Hall of Fame will introduce its 2013 inductees at a wine and cheese reception on Friday at Toronto's Woodbine Racetrack. The 62-year-old Jamieson, who was elected to the Hall of Fame in the driver/trainer category, would be among those honorees except for t...
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IHHA has data to show struggle to race in Illinois

on 05/23/2013 2:00 AM
Data gathered recently from Illinois horsemen shows that the cost of putting a horse on the racetrack has increased dramatically even as money earned has dwindled. The Illinois Harness Horseman's Association (IHHA) also says that the General Assembly's inability to pass legislation to help horse racing grow in the Prairie State has further hurt an industry that employs nearly 30,000 people. Ho...
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Colonial owner pitching track to MTR Gaming

on 05/23/2013 2:00 AM
Jacobs Entertainment, which owns Colonial Downs, has pitched MTR Gaming to buy its Virginia track. According to a report in the Richmond Times-Dispatch,  Jeffrey P. Jacobs, chief executive officer of Colorado-based Jacobs Entertainment Inc., which operates casino properties in Colorado and Nevada and other gaming holdings in Virginia and Louisiana, made an unsolicited offer to sell the fa...
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Winning Mister recognized as "Best of 2012"

on 05/23/2013 2:00 AM
The "Best of 2012” awards were handed out last night by the Keystone Chapter of the U.S. Harness Writers' Association, and leading the way as Pennsylvania's "Horse of the Year” was Bob Key's Winning Mister 1:51.3 ($1,108,874), the millionaire and FFA trotting star who established track records at every Pennsylvania harness track--and six track records in all. Last year alone, Winning Mi...
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Kentucky panel approves 6-month mare residency rule

on 05/23/2013 2:00 AM
The Kentucky Standardbred Advisory Panel on Thursday morning approved by a vote of 3-1, with one abstention, changes to regulations regarding the state's breeding industry, including mare residency rules that will open up its Sires Stakes program to horses sired by stallions in other states. While the enabling legislation has already been signed by Gov. Steve Beshear, final wording and...
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Pat Crowe reminisces about Mohawk

on 05/23/2013 2:00 AM
When Mohawk Racetrack opens its doors for another season Thursday night, it will be doing so for its 50th straight year. The oval has been a Campbellville fixture since April 26, 1963.   Pat Crowe, who will forever be known as the conditioner of, arguably, the greatest pacer of all-time, Cam Fella, captured the inaugural race when he guided David Hal B across the wire first for...
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Freshmen set to qualify Friday at Meadows

on 05/23/2013 2:00 AM
Sixteen 2 year olds will face the starter on Friday morning at The Meadows, making their first official appearances behind a starting gate.   The first qualifying race of the day features eight pacers, four of which are from the Jason Shaw Stable. Among sires, Four Starzzz Shark and Dragon Again lead the way with two entrants each.   Seven trotters will take to ...
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Minor hopes to be coming to Hambo with Smilin Eli

on 05/23/2013 2:00 AM
Don't get him started. Like so many horsemen, trainer Deshawn Minor understandably can barely contain his enthusiasm when you mention the Hambletonian, especially with a prospect in one his stalls at Magical Acres in Chesterfield, N.J.   It's time to dream again for Minor, who teamed up with his older brother Dewayne to finish sixth in the 2000 edition with New Jersey Sires Stakes c...
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Economy Terror a top contender for Betsy Ross

on 05/23/2013 2:00 AM
Owner Howard Taylor hopes Economy Terror can return to be a feared force among female pacers this season. The 4-year-old Economy Terror is among eight horses in Sunday's $250,000 Betsy Ross Mares Invitational at Harrah's Philadelphia. The field includes Anndrovette, who was voted harness racing's best older female pacer in 2012 and 2011, as well as defending champion Royal Cee Cee N. Sunday...
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Meadows to honor veterans on Saturday

on 05/23/2013 2:00 AM
The Meadows Standardbred Owners Association is proud to announce that on Saturday night of Memorial Day Weekend (May 25), horsemen at The Meadows will honor veterans that have lost their lives for their country. At 6:30PM, prior to the first race of the evening (6:55 post), horsemen will walk from the paddock to the winners circle for the National Anthem, accompanied by a loc...
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"Butch" supplemented when NYSS changed

on 05/23/2013 2:00 AM
The Doctor is in...to the tune of 30-large.  New York Sire Stakes freshman champion Doctor Butch begins his 3-year-old seasonSaturday night, supplementing into Yonkers Raceway's Art Rooney Pace. A dozen sophs—nine colts and three-geldings--entered the Rooney, necessitating a pair of $40,000 eliminations.   Owner Ken Jacobs plunked down $30,000 for the privilege of gettin...
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New Hall of Fame broodmares announced

on 05/23/2013 2:00 AM
Broodmares Grand Lady and Michelle's Jackpot are the newest members of harness racing's Living Horse Hall of Fame. They join Bettor's Delight, Life Sign and Lady Ashlee Ann as 2013 inductees.   A broodmare is automatically elected to the Living Horse Hall of Fame when she produces a $1 million winner and two other winners of $500,000 OR produces a Harness Horse of the Year (U.S. and...
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Reminder re: Meadowlands series, baby races

on 05/22/2013 2:00 AM
Nomination to the three series' written at the Meadowlands to accommodate the Freehold horsemen through the month of June require a payment of $100, which must be received by the Racing Office by Tuesday, May 28.   Also, Meadowlands Race Secretary Pete Koch and Rick Kane of Pocono have agreed to alternate weekly writing a class for older trotting mares. As a result, a $25,000 Mare O...
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Vernon Downs announces revised schedule

on 05/22/2013 2:00 AM
There are a number of schedule changes for racing at Vernon Downs as a result of the recent quarantine, which is to be lifted on Saturday, June 1.   Horses that are not stabled at Vernon may enter to race for the June 1 card and from there forward. Qualifiers for that week will be held on Saturday, June 1, as well to accommodate trainers with horses that need to be qualified that ar...
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Gingras holds onto lead in Grand Circuit standings

on 05/22/2013 2:00 AM
Yannick Gingras continued to extend his lead in the Grand Circuit driving standings as he posted 37.5 points this past weekend in Grand Circuit action at Meadowlands Racetrack and Woodbine Racetrack.   Gingras was in the winner's circle at the Meadowlands behind Sweet Lou in the $100,000 Meadowlands Maturity for 4-year-old pacers and finished in a dead heat for second with Wis...
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Breed to Woodstock and help tornado victims

on 05/22/2013 2:00 AM
Sugar Valley Farm in Delaware, Ohio, wants harness racing to help the victims of the tornado that hit Moore, Oklahoma, on Monday, killing at least 24 people, including nine children.   "Sugar Valley will donate a breeding to our pacing stallion Woodstock if the full stud fee is paid up front, and the proceeds will go to those affected by the destruction of the Plaza Towers Elementar...
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Saratoga Mutuel Supervisor to celebrate 90th birthday

on 05/21/2013 2:00 AM
Next month, Saratoga Casino and Raceway will celebrate the 90th birthday of a team member who has been part of the company since 1946. Charlie Hoffman, Mutuel Supervisor, began working at the harness track 67 years ago. His career started at the $2 show window, part-time for only the summer seasons, and later became year-round as racing expanded. After retiring from the U.S. Postal Service, Ho...
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Pepsi NA Cup to air on Sportsnet in HD

on 05/21/2013 2:00 AM
Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) has signed a deal with Sportsnet to air the 30th edition of the Pepsi North America Cup, slated for Saturday, June 15, at Mohawk, on Sportsnet's The Score.   The one-hour broadcast, a joint production of WEG and Sportsnet, is scheduled for 9 p.m. (EDT), with the race set for 9:42 p.m.   It will be the first time that a Standardbred race ...
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