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Morrill wins seven at Pocono Wednesday

on 04/04/2013 2:00 AM
Jim Morrill Jr. put on a driving clinic at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs on Wednesday night, driving five straight winners and then picking up another two victories to take seven of the 14 races. Morrill started his streak off with Libra Vita in race 3, winning by a nose. After picking up wins in races 4 through 6, he steered the 3-year-old Somebeachsomewhere filly Exotic Beach to a 1:55.1 sc...
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6 straight for Waiting On A Woman, Visible Gold

on 04/04/2013 2:00 AM
Waiting On A Woman extended his winning streak to six at Pompano Park on Wednesday night with a handy win for Wally Hennessey in 1:54.3. Meanwhile, at The Meadows, Visible Gold captured his sixth straight in a conditioned pace, scoring in 1:52  for Dave Palone, trainer Ron Burke and owners Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi LLC and RTC Stables.   Waiting On A Woman was handic...
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59 nominated to $1 million Pepsi NA Cup

on 04/04/2013 2:00 AM
Woodbine Entertainment Group Thursday announced 59 horses have been nominated to the 30th edition of the $1 million Pepsi North America Cup, Canada's richest harness racing event. That number is down from 64 for the 2012 edition of the race.   The one-mile pace for 3 year olds, set for Mohawk Racetrack, is scheduled for Saturday, June 15.   Headlining the 2013 c...
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East vs. West battle on April 12-13 at Cal Expo

on 04/04/2013 2:00 AM
A Floridian and a New Yorker will be looking to avenge previous defeats in the upcoming East vs. West Challenge at Cal Expo in Sacramento.   Dein Spiggs is no stranger to the winner's circle, but he has not been up close and personal to a California winner's circle since 2006. Dein appeared in five races in the inaugural version of the Challenge finishing with a win, a second a...
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Piontkowski resigns as Plainridge president

on 04/04/2013 2:00 AM
Gary Piontkowski, who helped found Plainridge Racecourse in Massachusetts in 1999, has resigned his position as president, reportedly because of health problems. John Grogan, who has been acting as senior consultant to the track on the issue of expanded gaming, will take over as president, with Steve O'Toole overseeing the racing side.   The Boston Sun Chronicle repor...
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Hoosier adds $10,000 Pick 4 on Thursdays

on 04/04/2013 2:00 AM
The buzz and excitement of opening week at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino continues with the announcement of a guaranteed $10,000 Pick-4 pool offered on Thursday nights. In partnership with the United States Trotting Association Strategic Wagering program and the Indiana Standardbred Association, Hoosier Park will offer this signature wager beginning on Thursday, April 4.   The P...
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New Weekend Preview Now Available!

on 04/04/2013 2:00 AM
Spring training may be over in baseball but it's just beginning in racing as the stars of the sport are in the midst of being prepped for their 2013 campaigns. Besides the established veterans, this is also the time of year where trainers keep their fingers crossed that they have a star in their group of 2 year olds. And in the latest edition of HarnessRacing Weekend Preview that is now availa...
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Handle up 25 percent at Buffalo Raceway

on 04/03/2013 2:00 AM
Although fans have ended up with six of seven on numerous occasions over the last several weeks, the elusive Pick 7 jackpot continues to grow at Buffalo Raceway. The carryover heading into the Wednesday (April 3) program is $9,157. The Pick 7 is a $2 minimum wager held nightly on races 6-12. The Pick 7 carryover is not the only thing continuing to rise at Buffalo Raceway, as overall handle ...
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Pancetta wins Sagamore for trainer Todd

on 04/03/2013 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway's annual tribute to Teddy Roosevelt--the Sagamore Hill Pacing Series for 3- and 4-year-olds colts and geldings--wrapped up Tuesday night. At $67,200, it was the Raceway's richest event of the season to date. That fun factoid was good news for Pancetta (Brian Sears), who sat an antsy pocket, then rolled by One Through Ten (Dave Miller) en route to a 1:53.1 victory. Involve...
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RCI approves schedule for thresholds, guidelines

on 04/03/2013 2:00 AM
Racing Commissioners International (RCI) on Tuesday (April 2) gave final approval to the "RCI Controlled Therapeutic Medication Schedule,” setting the stage for uniform implementation of racing medication rules in the United States and beyond. The RCI schedule is intended to be a guide for testing laboratories in determining the level at which the presence of a substance would v...
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HHYF announces 2013 program schedule

on 04/03/2013 2:00 AM
The Harness Horse Youth Foundation (HHYF) has announced one of the most extensive program schedules in the Foundation's history, with over 20 events scheduled in ten states. Complete schedule information, along with applications for the Foundation's Youth Camps and one- and two-day events, is available at http://www.hhyf.org/programs.asp.   HHYF's popular overnight youth camps, for ...
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Munroe reappointed to Ohio Racing Commission

on 04/03/2013 2:00 AM
Ohio Governor John Kasich reappointed Mark Munroe to a four-year term as a member of the Ohio State Racing Commission on April 2. His term will end on March 31, 2017. Munroe, 62, was appointed initially by the governor on Dec. 5, 2011.   Munroe holds two degrees from Youngstown State University including a Masters of Business Administration. He has served in the U.S. Air Force ...
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"Handful" of a horse wins 10th of 2013

on 04/03/2013 2:00 AM
Despite a wire-to-wire, 1:57.3 triumph with Haroun Hanover in the eighth race at Monticello Raceway on Tuesday afternoon, driver Jimmy Marohn Jr. had his hands full.   However, it wasn't until the race was completed that most of Marohn's problems really began as he couldn't pull the horse up after the mile.   Since the pacer first came here last fall, Haroun Hanover has b...
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Camille: "As good as anybody in the series"

on 04/03/2013 2:00 AM
Ron Burke knew what it was like to race against female pacer Chancey Lady, so when the trainer got the opportunity to buy her full sister, Camille, he jumped at the chance.   Burke and his racing partners – Weaver Bruscemi LLC, M1 Stable and Jack Piatt III – bought Camille in July after being the lessees for two months. The 5-year-old mare was owned previously by her breeder, Ja...
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Triple Command back to defend Delaware crown

on 04/03/2013 2:00 AM
Favorite Triple Command had just enough to win his Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund prelim while 25-1 shot Cashmere Briefs pulled an upset in the other $20,000 section at Dover Downs on Wednesday. Also Wednesday night, Anders Bluestone returned to the winner's circle in the $24,000 Open Handicap Trot.   In a three-horse photo of CR Commando-sired colts, Triple Command, the p...
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Fast And Fiesty wins Petticoat final

on 04/02/2013 2:00 AM
Fast and Fiesty (Brian Sears) completed her sweep Monday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's $59,400 final of the Petticoat Pacing Series for 3- and 4-year-old fillies and mares.   Anxious to get going from post position No. 2, the 1-4 favorite found the front well before a :28.1 opening quarter-mile. Upfrontwhosurlady (Mark MacDonald) was pylon-protective of the pocket, with Sooo Wind...
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Krivelin enjoys the matzos in Passover Pace

on 04/02/2013 2:00 AM
Move over Alan Schwartz there's a new Ben Hur in town. His name is Bobby Krivelin. Krivelin and his free-legged pacer, Isn't She Lovely, wore down Schwartz's front-running Shezaflamintower to score a 2:04.1 triumph in Monticello Raceway's 15th annual Passover Pace on a windy and rainy Monday afternoon.   The event was the third leg of the raceway's Heritage Drivers Series 2013. &...
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Meadows scholarship applications available

on 04/02/2013 2:00 AM
Applications are now being accepted for the Meadows Standardbred Owners Association's 2013-14 College Scholarships. The scholarships include the $5,000 MSOA Collegiate Scholarship, $1,000 Dr. Barry Betts Memorial Scholarship sponsored by LCM Nutraceuticals, $2,500 CSC Insurance Options Scholarship, the $2,000 Trainforthefuture Scholarship and the $1,000 Nuclear Breeze Scholarship. The ...
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Slots at PA racinos drop 5.4% in March

on 04/02/2013 2:00 AM
Slots revenues at Pennsylvania's six racetrack casinos fell 5.4 percent for the month of March compared to same time period in 2012, resulting in a $1.42 million drop in funding to state's Race Horse Development Fund (RHDF), which supports live horse racing and breeding in Pennsylvania. The figures are part of a continuing decline in slots at revenues at Pennsylvania's racetrack casinos, wh...
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A Rocknroll Dance getting ready for 2013

on 04/02/2013 2:00 AM
Trainer Jim Mulinix is looking forward to a more relaxed year with A Rocknroll Dance. A Rocknroll Dance was one of harness racing's top 3-year-old male pacers in 2012 and is among a highly regarded group returning to action this season. Last year, A Rocknroll Dance ranked No. 4 in earnings in his division and won the Meadowlands Pace, Battle of the Brandywine and Max Hempt Memorial. He ente...
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