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North America Cup set for June 15

on 02/21/2013 12:00 AM
Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) on Thursday announced the live Standardbred racing schedule for Mohawk's 84-night meet in 2013.   Harness racing at the Campbellville track will commence on Thursday, May 23, and be offered Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Monday nights until Monday, Oct. 14, pending Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) approval.   First race post-ti...
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Warrawee Needy romps in Big M qualifier

on 02/21/2013 12:00 AM
Prepping for an upcoming start in the opening round of the Aquarius Series for 4-year-old pacers on March 2 at the Meadowlands, Warrawee Needy romped to a 9 ¼-length win in 1:53.1 in a qualifier Thursday morning at the Big M. With the temperature in the high 20s and a brisk wind blowing, the track stewards gave a two-second allowance for the qualifying session. This was the first appearanc...
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New Weekend Preview now available!

on 02/21/2013 12:00 AM
A quick look at the drivers' standings at the Meadowlands shows Yannick Gingras at the top and in the new and free Weekend Preview find out what he has to say about his recent win binge. Gingras also gives his thoughts of his chances in the three series finals scheduled for Saturday night at the Big M. Also, a Hall of Fame driver has played golf with a Hall of Fame basketball player. Think you...
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Siamis, Alagna show some "humility" at Big M

on 02/21/2013 12:00 AM
Owner Jodi Siamis and trainer Tony Alagna hope Humility is in line for more than modest success this year.   A 3-year-old colt pacer, Humility made his seasonal debut a winning one last week by capturing his first-round division of the delayed Junior Trendsetter series by two lengths over Terror High in 1:52.4. Humility is entered in Friday's second round, starting from post No. 4 w...
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Davis looks to be a "player" in Exit 16W final

on 02/21/2013 12:00 AM
With some continued fine tuning, Delaware-based trainer Dylan Davis believes his pacer Lindwood Player is focused on the favorites in Saturday's $60,200 Exit 16W final at the Meadowlands Racetrack.   The 4-year-old son of The Panderosa drew post eight in a field of the top 10 money winners from the three-week series. Corey Calahan, the nation's top driver in wins and money earnings ...
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Delaware County Fair announces changes

on 02/21/2013 12:00 AM
The Board of Directors of the Delaware County Agricultural Society voted on Tuesday to separate the positions of Fair Manager for the Delaware County Fair and the Manager of Marketing for the Little Brown Jug.   Phil Terry, who has held both positions since July 2008 will serve exclusively as the Manager of Marketing for the Little Brown Jug beginning March 1. The Executive Com...
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Bartlett drives 5 winners at Yonkers Tuesday

on 02/20/2013 12:00 AM
Jason Bartlett picked up where Brian Sears left off. After Sears won 13 of Yonkers Raceway's previous two dozen races (with one dead-heat) over the previous two racing nights, it was Bartlett in the big chair. Bartlett, obviously Scotchgarding his driving colors, won five races during a soggy Tuesday night. He began at the beginning, winning the $11,000 pacing opener Scottie C ($8.70) in 1:...
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Armbro Goal euthanized at 28 in Denmark

on 02/20/2013 12:00 AM
The 28-year-old Armbro Goal 3, 1:54.3 ($1,442,022), the winner of the 1988 Hambletonian, has been euthanized in Denmark. He was a royally-bred colt who seemed destined to win the Hambo. His father Speedy Crown won the Hambletonian, as did his grandfather Speedy Scot, and his mother, Armbro Flight, was a daughter of 1953 race winner Helicopter. Bred by Armstrong Bros., Armbro Goal was p...
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Canadian Jim Whelan to be honored with medal

on 02/20/2013 12:00 AM
Jim Whelan, a former Harness Horsemen International Man of the Year, has received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubliee Medal, given to a select group of Canadians. The medal was created to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's accession to the Throne as Queen of Canada and serves to honor significant achievements by outstanding Canadian citizens. Whelan, a...
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Centaur completes purchase of Indiana Downs

on 02/20/2013 12:00 AM
Indianapolis-based Centaur Holdings, LLC announced Wednesday (Feb. 20) the completion of the acquisition of Indiana Grand Casino and Downs in Shelbyville, Ind. The acquisition brings together two of the leading racetrack casinos in the Midwest, with the addition of Indiana Grand Casino and Downs to Centaurs Hoosier Park Racing & Casino in Anderson, Ind. The $500 million transaction increas...
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Running Aces issues statement re: simulcast impasse

on 02/20/2013 12:00 AM
The following statement by Running Aces provides context and background on the decision of Running Aces Harness Park to review and renegotiate the simulcast agreement it has with Minnesota Thoroughbred racing. During the period of review some simulcasting will be unavailable at Running Aces. Non-thouroughbred racing via simulcasting will still be available.   Running Aces Harness Pa...
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Modern Family wins second straight at Dover

on 02/20/2013 12:00 AM
For the second straight week, Modern Family came from off the pace to win the $23,000 Open Handicap trot in 1:53.1 on a windy Wednesday, Feb. 22 at Dover Downs. With Daryl Bier at the controls, the youngest of seven starters in the week’s top trot, Modern Family was strongest in the stretch overtaking He’s Spooky and Eric Carlson in mid-stretch on the way to his second straight conque...
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Sears wins 7 at Yonkers--13 in 2 nights!

on 02/19/2013 12:00 AM
If Brian Sears isn't careful, he could make a living at this. Sears, fresh off a six-pack of Yonkers Raceway's wins (including half a dead-heat) Saturday night, rolled a seven during Monday's 12-race Presidents' Night program.   Driving in each and every race, he picked up right where left off, throwing down the gauntlet in four of the evening's first five forays.   Dea...
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Gold Star Gidget easily best in 4-horse field

on 02/19/2013 12:00 AM
Gold Star Gidget, craftily handled by Ricky Macomber Jr., justified her 3-5 backing at the mutuel windows with a handy victory in the Mares Open Pace at Pompano Park on Monday night.   The 4-year-old daughter of Rock On, trained by Richard Macomber for owners Kevin Kelly, Tim Rzepka and Carol Macomber, was a bit more aggressive this time around, taking the lead a few strides before ...
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$70K guaranteed Pick 4 Wednesday at Balmoral

on 02/19/2013 12:00 AM
Balmoral Park will offer a guaranteed Pick 4 pool of $70,000 on Wednesday night. Because the $1 minimum wager was not hit on Sunday, Feb.17, a big carryover of $26,811 will be added to Wednesday's wagering pool. The popular Pick 4 wager is offered on races 7 thru 10 on Wednesday's card.   The Pick 4 has a low 15 percent takeout has a $1 minimum and features...
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WEG cancels Bet Night Live

on 02/19/2013 12:00 AM
While the major news coming out of Woodbine Entertainment Group last week dealt with the staff reductions Standardbred Canada's Trot Insider has learned that WEG's TV program Bet Night Live will not be aired in 2013.   In 2010, WEG rebranded its former Race Night On The Score show to Bet Night Live, designed to "introduce new people to the sport and immediately experience the e...
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Bid on USHWA/Congress auction items

on 02/19/2013 12:00 AM
Would you like to own Dave Palone's helmet, autographed to you, from his world record dash-setting drive last year? Or how about the whips used by Stanley Dancer and Duenna winning the Hambletonian in 1983; Bill O'Donnell and Nihilator in the Breeders Crown; John Campbell and Mack Lobell in their world record time trial; and Mike Lachance and Shady Daisy in the Breeders Cro...
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Workaholic, first Breeders Crown winner, dies

on 02/19/2013 12:00 AM
Workaholic, the very first Breeders Crown winner and a sire of champions in France, died Tuesday, Feb. 19, at the French National Stud farm (Haras du Pin). He was 30 years old and would have officially celebrated his 31st birthday on March 15.   Workaholic was sold to the French National Stud in 1989 for 1.7 million euros and became an instant success. His very first crop ...
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Ole Miss beats Do Me Honor at Meadows

on 02/19/2013 12:00 AM
Taking advantage of a suicidal first quarter, Ole Miss waited patiently in fifth before pouncing on the leaders and capturing Tuesday's $22,500 Filly & Mare Not Listed Preferred/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows.   Do Me Honor won the duel for the early lead but had to pace in :26.3 to get there. That set the stage for the first-over move of Ole Miss, who inched away in the...
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Tracy's Song, Winsmith Mollie win series splits

on 02/19/2013 12:00 AM
The third and final preliminary legs of Monticello Raceways Name Your Price Claiming Series for mares on Tuesday, Feb. 19, saw last weeks winners Tracy's Song and Winsmith Mollie each emerge victorious again in their respective divisions. Although all participants in the $4,000 claiming series could have entered any where from $4,000-$6,000 only one took advantage, that being Tracy's Song. ...
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