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Revised NY Sires Stakes schedule announced

on 05/16/2013 2:00 AM
The Harness Horse Breeders of NYS would like to notify everyone that the revised 2013 New York Sire Stakes/Excelsior schedule has been approved by the Agriculture and New York State Horse Breeding Development Fund.   The schedules can be found at http://www.nysirestakes.com/ and also on www.hhbnys.com.   We appreciate your patience while the schedules were being revised ...
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Allard excluded from Meadowlands

on 05/16/2013 2:00 AM
Harnessracing.com has learned that trainer Rene Allard, currently fourth in the dash standings at the Meadowlands, has been told by track management that he has been excluded from racing at that racetrack. Allard started six horses last weekend at the Meadowlands but did not have any starters listed this weekend, and in answer to an email inquiry, Meadowlands chairman Jeff Gural confirmed ...
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"The Captain" returns Sunday at Pocono

on 05/16/2013 2:00 AM
Defending Pacer of the Year Captaintreacherous makes his 3-year-old debut Sunday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs in the 10th race, one of four divisions of a $250,344 Pennsylvania Sires Stakes.   The son of Somebeachsomewhere, trained by Tony Alagna, starts the season racing under the new banner of Captaintreacherous Racing. "The Captain" comes into the event off...
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Vernon adjusts EBC trot dates

on 05/16/2013 2:00 AM
The following information is in response to the many inquiries from those with horses eligible to the $500,000 Empire Breeders Classic (EBC) 3-year-old colt and filly trots. The EBC will remain at Vernon Downs with a slight adjustment to the dates. The eliminations for these races will be moved two days later than originally scheduled and will be raced at Vernon on Sunday, June 2, with the ...
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Somwherovrarainbow, Nikki Beach win 1st of '13 in PASS

on 05/16/2013 2:00 AM
Somwherovrarainbow, voted the 2012 Two-Year-Old Filly Pacer of the Year, won the first race of her sophomore campaign Thursday afternoon at Harrah's Philadelphia, posting a 1:52.1 clocking in the second of four $61,868 Pennsylvania Sires Stakes divisions. Live Entertainment kicked off the quartet of contests with a 1:52.1 victory for her second win of the year. Somwherovrarainbow, whose sev...
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Foley talks about Bolt The Duer's upcoming season

on 05/16/2013 2:00 AM
Last year, Bolt The Duer was part a bumper crop of three-year-old pacers, and the millionaire is among several embarking on the challenging transition into a resulting deep sea of four-year-olds this season. Trainer Peter Foley sounds confident the son of Ponder is ready to face several of those rivals in Saturday's inaugural $100,000 Meadowlands Maturity. Bolt The Duer has drawn post tw...
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New Weekend Preview now available

on 05/16/2013 2:00 AM
The upcoming weekend of racing features top older horses at the Meadowlands, along with 3-year-olds making their 2013 racing debuts. To know the Ones To Watch, make sure you download the latest edition of HarnessRacing Weekend Preview.   In addition to the weekend racing schedule, HarnessRacing Weekend Preview includes driver Yannick Gingras's take on why Wishing Stone is winni...
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Son of Chocolatier wins Sweden's King's Trophy

on 05/16/2013 2:00 AM
The Queen Silvia Trophy and King Gustaf Trophy for 4 year olds were raced at the Aby track in Gothenburg, Sweden, on Thursday night. The track was extremely fast and seemed to be calling for records, along with awarding about $120,000 to the winner of each race. The races are always especially interesting to breeders because they are open to horses bred and raced previously in the U.S. &nbs...
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Cherry Tree Nicole keeps chopping down foes

on 05/16/2013 2:00 AM
With her 11 trips to the charmed enclosure from 18 starts this season, Cherry Tree Nicole is tied as the winningest trotter in the nation going into this week's action with only one performer of either gait sporting more victories.   The long-fused mare will attempt to add to her total when she suits up in Saturday night's fourth race at Cal Expo, where she will meet a familiar riva...
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OLG chair fired, board of directors resigns

on 05/16/2013 2:00 AM
OLG Chair Paul Godfrey announced at a Thursday night press conference that he has been fired from his post as the Chair of the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation.   In 2010, Godfrey was brought in by the Liberal government to clean up the OLG amid revelations of reckless spending and insider lottery wins. Two years later, alongside then Finance Minister Dwight Duncan, Godfrey dr...
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Allard consignment strong at strong Blooded Horse Sale

on 05/15/2013 2:00 AM
Addys Way topped a strong Blooded Horse Sale on Monday, May 13, at Delaware, Ohio, on a $33,000 bid from Don Perkins of Ohio.   Racing competitively at Woodbine, the daughter of Camluck took a record of 1:52.1 in March and already earned $47,000.   Addy's Way was part of Rene Allard's stellar consignment that featured five racehorses that were sold for $23,000-plus. ...
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Haroun Hanover makes it a dozen wins in '13

on 05/15/2013 2:00 AM
After three seconds and a third-place finish in his last four starts Haroun Hanover once again hit paydirt when Jimmy Marohn Jr guided the pacer to a 1:56.3 victory at Monticello Raceway on Tuesday afternoon. For the 7-year-old Bettor's Delight gelding it marked his 12th seasonal triumph and Haroun Hanover now holds down second place on the North America leaderboard in races won this season. ...
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Cutler, Maturity in Grand Circuit spotlight

on 05/15/2013 2:00 AM
This Week: Arthur J. Cutler Memorial final and Meadowlands Maturity, Meadowlands Racetrack, East Rutherford, N.J. and Miss Versatility first leg, Woodbine Racetrack, Toronto, Ont.   Schedule of events: The Grand Circuit at Meadowlands Racetrack this week will feature two lucrative events on Saturday, May 18, with the $180,000 Arthur J. Cutler Memorial final for older trotters and th...
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Ralph Jones dies at age 87

on 05/15/2013 2:00 AM
Ralph P. Jones Jr., a proud son of Delaware County Ohio and longtime racing official, primarily at his beloved county fairs, died Wednesday morning, May 15, at the age of 87. He had been ill for some time, and Monday asked to be allowed to go to his home in the Harrisburg suburb of Mechanicsburg, where he found his final rest with his beloved wife Ginger and other family present.  ...
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NJSS 3YO races get underway Friday at Big M

on 05/15/2013 2:00 AM
Corky and Southwind Cocoa, winners of last year's New Jersey Sires Stakes championships as 2 year olds, are back on the road to the $150,000 Premier Division finals at three in the opening round of action on Friday at the Meadowlands.   Southwind Cocoa leaves from post six in a field of 12 in the $36,000 New Jersey Sires Stakes for 3-year-old trotting fillies, carded as the sixth ra...
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Tracys Song wins 15th straight, equals record

on 05/14/2013 2:00 AM
Win streaks come and go but at Monticello Raceway Tracys Song is a bit of an anomaly. Not only did the 8-year-old Astreos mare win again today, Monday, May 13, but in doing so she equaled the track record of 15 wins in a row which was initially set in 2010 by Northern Chief and driver Mike Merton. Bruce Aldrich Jr. was again at the controls for trainer Bob Lounsbury and sent the pacer to t...
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Update: Yankee Glide may breed next week

on 05/14/2013 2:00 AM
Veterinarians at the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center have examined Yankee Glide and determined the 19-year-old stallion does not need surgery and may be back breeding as early as next week. Yankee Glide was taken to New Bolton on Monday morning after developing colic.   "I spoke with New Bolton and they said no surgery is necessary, that he just had a case o...
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Ontario announces more planning by panel

on 05/14/2013 2:00 AM
On Monday, May 13, the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food announced that its horse-racing transitional panel will work with industry partners, the Ontario Ministry of Finance and the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. on integrating horse racing into the province's gaming strategy to offer new gaming products and generate additional revenue. A release issued by OMAFRA states that a draf...
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Throat surgery derails Googoo Gaagaa in Cutler

on 05/14/2013 2:00 AM
Corey Callahan told harnessracing.com Tuesday morning that world-champion trotter Googoo Gaagaa, who finished fifth in his Arthur J. Cutler elimination last Saturday night at the Meadowlands, will have throat surgery on Wednesday and not return for the $180,000 final on May 18.   Googoo Gaagaa left from post seven with Callahan in his Cutler elim and after making his way to the fron...
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Sweet! Veronica Merton wins Lady Godiva

on 05/14/2013 2:00 AM
Leave it to the ladies. On May 13 they put on a very interesting show at Monticello Raceway when eight gals lined up behind the starting gate and competed in the 11th edition of the Lady Godiva. And with a wire-to-wire ride, Veronica Merton took home the Godiva Chocolates and the huge trophy after she won the event with Now It Begins in a series record time of 1:59.1.   Determined t...
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