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Running Aces announces LC series

on 05/14/2013 2:00 AM
Running Aces Harness Park announces a series of four late-closing events to take place during the first month of the 2013 season, which commences June 1.   Three of the series are for green horses that are non-winners of one pari-mutuel race or $2,500 lifetime as of the nomination date, which is June 2. They are divided into divisions for pacing fillies and mares, pacing colts and g...
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PA stakes season kicks off on Wednesday

on 05/14/2013 2:00 AM
The 2013 Pennsylvania stakes season kicks off in earnest Wednesday with Stallion Series action for 3-year-old fillies, trotters at The Meadows and pacers at Philadelphia. These events will be followed by their companion Sire Stakes races, on Thursday at Philadelphia and on Friday at The Meadows.   The 2012 division champion Somwherovrarainbow headlines the Thursday pacing actio...
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Equine nutrition pioneer Dr. Tyznik dies

on 05/14/2013 2:00 AM
William J. "Bill" Tyznik, a pioneer in horse nutrition and the inventor of the Tizwhiz line of premium horse feeds, diedMay 3, 2013, from an aortic aneurysm. He was 86. Born in Milwaukee, Wis.,on April 26, 1927, hegrew up on the family dairy farm in Thorp. He studied in a one-room schoolhouse on the family property and graduated from Thorp High School in 1944. He attended the University of ...
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New York farm and training center tour

on 05/14/2013 2:00 AM
A farm tour sponsored by the Agriculture and New York State Horse Breeding Development Fund and hosted by the Harness Horse Breeders of New York State will be held for the general public. This tour will afford an opportunity to observe some up and coming N.Y. Sire Stakes contenders   The tour will focus on harness horse breeding and racing and will begin in the Saratoga area at 9:3...
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Magic Starlight returns with win at Meadows

on 05/14/2013 2:00 AM
Off nearly three months, Magic Starlight returned to the races with a flourish as she overpowered a fine field to capture Tuesday's $18,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows.   Magic Starlight, who last raced Feb. 15 at the Meadowlands, relished her return to the home base of trainer Ron Burke. She vaulted to the lead for Dave Palone in a swift :26.2 and had pl...
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McDermott hoping for perfect trip for "Kingcole"

on 05/14/2013 2:00 AM
John McDermott has a dream. Surprisingly, it has nothing to do with winning. It simply involves Hurrikane Kingcole getting the perfect off-the-pace trip. Hurrikane Kingcole enters Saturday’s $100,000 Meadowlands Maturity for 4-year-old pacers with a win and second-place finish from two starts this season. He is coming off a second-place finish to Fred And Ginger in last week’s opening r...
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Adequan out of stock until July

on 05/13/2013 2:00 AM
Due to renovations to a Shirley, NY factory, supplies of Adequan® i.m., the only polysulfated glycosaminoglycan (PSGAG) approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), are expected to be limited over the coming months.   The Shirley, NY, factory underwent a significant renovation to meet enhanced quality standards and address observations of the FDA. This...
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Consider pleasure horse registration before giving a horse away

on 05/13/2013 2:00 AM
With nearly 100 horses in the U.S. Trotting Association (USTA) Pleasure Registration conversion program, Registrar TC Lane reminds all owners that they should consider this final step before they give away or sell a horse with the provision they not be raced or bred. "The option to convert your horse's registration to Pleasure Registration is free and it's the only way to ensure your intent...
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Ben Wallace talks about Apprentice Hanover

on 05/13/2013 2:00 AM
Apprentice Hanover, a top Pepsi North America Cup contender, is ready to begin his sophomore campaign for trainer Ben Wallace. The highly-regarded son of Somebeachsomewhere posted a pair of qualifier efforts to start his 2013 season. His most recent qualifier occurred this past Wednesday at Mohawk as he stopped the timer first in an impressive 1:51.2. The five-time winner has banked $265...
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Yankee Glide at New Bolton after bout of colic

on 05/13/2013 2:00 AM
The top trotting sire Yankee Glide, who stands at stud at Walnridge of Pennsylvania under the management of Kentuckiana Farms, was taken to the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center Monday morning after suffering a bout of colic.   As of Monday afternoon, the 19-year-old son of Valley Victory was "resting comfortably," said Kentuckiana's Bob Brady, and being evaluated. ...
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TVG FFA, Cutler elims highlight Big M card

on 05/12/2013 2:00 AM
Golden Receiver and Fred And Ginger captured the $50,000 TVG Free-For-All Open Pace divisons while Wishing Stone and Modern Family won the eliminations for next week's $180,000 Arthur J. Cutler Memorial Trot to highlight an action-packed Saturday night at the Meadowlands Racetrack.   The TVG Opens and the $40,000 Cutler eliminations kicked off the road to the $500,000 TVG Championsh...
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Sebastian K wins Oslo Grand Prix

on 05/12/2013 2:00 AM
There is always a great crowd, nice weather and great racing at the Bjerke racetrack in Oslo, Norway, but on Sunday it was just great racing in the country capitol. The field was this year reduced before the start as the 2011 winner Arch Madness had to be scratched after tying up after a training mile earlier in the week. The American guest will not have made the trip in vain, as he'...
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Opening week success at Scioto

on 05/12/2013 2:00 AM
Scioto Downs Racino is on the fast track for the 2013 racing season which will see 75 total racing days, up from 57 in 2012. Even with the sloppy track on Friday and the cooler nights, people flocked to Columbus to see the opening week of harness racing. Average daily total handle for the track was up 33% compared to last year; total handle this week was $675,379. In 2012, Scioto raced th...
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Money Twitch A in Tioga's Sunday feature

on 05/12/2013 2:00 AM
Money Twitch A and Simon Allard captured Sunday afternoon’s $16,000 open pace at Tioga Downs. Leaving from post position number five in a field of six, Allard settled in fifth as Eastend Eddie (Keith Kamann) led the field through an opening panel of 27.1. By the three eighths pole Greg Merton moved heavily favored River Shark first over from sixth with Money Twitch A moving to the outside...
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Spring Goal sets 1:53.1 track record at Vernon

on 05/11/2013 2:00 AM
Spring Goal not only upset the strong favorite Coraggioso, but he also secured a fresh 1:53.1 track record for aged trotting horses while winning Friday night’s $10,000 Open Trot at Vernon Downs. Taking over the top spot from Spring Goal following a :26.4 opening quarter, Coraggioso, who established a Vernon record for 4-year-old trotting horses after a 1:53.4 triumph in last week’s O...
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All Spirit takes Tioga Friday night feature

on 05/11/2013 2:00 AM
The 7-year old pacing mare All Spirit felt right back at home on Friday night at Tioga Downs when she visited one of her favorite spots, the winner’s circle. All Spirit and Jimmy Marohn Jr. were hampered with post position number eight in last week’s FM Open pace, and could do no better than sixth after getting away last. This week the pair enjoyed post position number one, and settled in ...
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Monsignor Flan, Royal Cee Cee N win Yonkers co-features

on 05/11/2013 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway's pair of Friday night $46,000 Open Handicaps--for everyone's-welcome trotters and distaff pacers--were won by Monsignor Flan (Brent Holland, $4.20) and Royal Cee Cee N (Eric Goodell, $7.30). It was Lorenzo Dream (Jim Pantaleano) cutting the mile in the featured trot, finding a 28-second opening quarter-mile and :57.3 half. Gurf  (Brian Sears) loosely protected the po...
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Domethatagain up in time in Hudson River

on 05/11/2013 2:00 AM
Second-choice Domethatagain outdueled Visible Gold, half a 1-5 Ron Burke-trained entry, down the stretch to win Saturday night's $58,000 Hudson River Series final at the Meadowlands. Domethatagain's game effort to score in a career-best 1:49.2 ended Visible Gold's nine-race win streak since entering the Burke barn.   Parked briefly into the first turn with Visible Gold, driver Yanni...
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Aruba Vacation captures Saturday night Open trot

on 05/11/2013 2:00 AM
Tioga Downs’ hometown horse, Aruba Vacation and Fern Paquet Jr. captured Saturday night’s $16,000 Open trot. Leaving from post position number three in a field of seven, Paquet put Aruba Vacation on the engine through early fractions of 27.2 and 57.1. Down the backside, Aaron Byron sent Sand Wyndham first up from third to challenge the leader through a third quarter of 28.2 reaching three ...
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Varadero Hanover upsets in the Diplomat

on 05/11/2013 2:00 AM
Varadero Hanover, driven by Scott Zeron, provided the 6-1 upset in The Diplomat Series final, Saturday at Woodbine. The son of Somebeachsomehwere enjoyed his largest payday of his young career as he took the lion’s share of $55,800 for owners by Reg and Louise Petitpas, Geoffrey Lauzon and Dr Ruth Irving. Zeron and Varadero Hanover were in no hurry in the early stages as Rockin Wiz...
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