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Last-to-first scores in Yonkers features

on 11/10/2012 12:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway's pair of Friday night $35,000 co-featured Open Handicaps--for distaff pacers as well as trotters of all shapes and sizes--were won by a from-last, odds-on Krispy Apple (Brian Sears, $2.80) and Aisling (George Brennan, $5.10).   There were more than a new Maalox moments for those who took 40 cents on the dollar with Krispy Apple. Assigned post position No. 5, she was...
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White Birch Farm buys Western Silk for $330,000

on 11/10/2012 12:00 AM
The tempo picked up at the final day of the Standardbred Horse Sale in Harrisburg on Saturday when two broodmare prospects were sold for $200,000 and $330,000.   Western Silk p, 3, 1:50.1 ($1,667,427), a 5-year-old daughter of Western Terror out of the Jenna's Beach Boy mare Extemporaneous, was sold for $300,000 to White Birch Farm, which also purchased the trotting broodmare Windso...
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Freshman pacer ready to "roar" in Super FInal

on 11/09/2012 12:00 AM
What's in store for Roar in Super Finals? Marc Hanover and Gordon Banks' Enviro Stables Ltd are looking to Roar into this Saturday's Ontario Sires Stakes Super Finals for rookie pacing colts.   Roar, a $82,000 yearling purchase, has raced just five times this season, but the son of Mach Three couldn't be coming into the rich event in better form after his impressive 1:52.1 winn...
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Gural, Meadowlands donate $250K to Red Cross

on 11/09/2012 12:00 AM
New Meadowlands Racetrack LLC chairman Jeff Gural has pledged $250,000 to the American Red Cross to assist with Hurricane Sandy relief efforts in New Jersey.   Gural and his wife, Paula, will make a personal donation of $200,000, while another $50,000 will be donated by the Meadowlands Racetrack, the world's premier harness track operated by Gural in East Rutherford, N.J.  ...
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Am-Nat a Big Brad/Blatantly Best showdown

on 11/09/2012 12:00 AM
Fresh off a record-setting performance at Balmoral Park, John and Mary Krasnican's Big Brad will square off against Circle City Stake winner Blatantly Best and seven others in Saturday's $157,000 American-National 2-year-old colt pace at Balmoral.   Big Brad etched his name into the Balmoral Park record books in his most recent start, taking the Crete Stake in a blistering 1:5...
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Always About Katey favored in Am-Nat 2FP

on 11/09/2012 12:00 AM
After dominating the state of Indiana to the tune of nine wins and one third in 11 starts, William C. and William P. DeLong and Katey McClymont's Always About Katey retuns to the local scene, looking to continue an impressive start to her career when she faces five rivals in Saturday's $113,000 American National for 2-year-old pacing fillies at Balmoral Park. The connections of Al...
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Vernon, Tioga to donate proceeds to Red Cross

on 11/09/2012 12:00 AM
Vernon Downs Casino and Hotel and Tioga Downs Casino have announced that all proceeds from their respective Champions Buffet and The County Fair Buffet will be donated to aid victims of Hurricane Sandy. The sites hope to raise $100,000 to give to the American Red Cross. Between Sunday, Nov. 11, and Sunday, Nov. 18, all patrons who donate $5 Sunday through Thursday and who donate $10 on Frid...
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Four get chance to repeat in Super Finals

on 11/09/2012 12:00 AM
On Saturday evening at Woodbine Racetrack four of Ontario's finest young racehorses will have an opportunity to achieve something that has only occurred six times since the Super Finals were introduced in 2000.   Apogee Hanover, Miss Paris, Prestidigitator and Warrawee Needy were all Super Final champions as 2 year olds and all four return to the $2.4 million Ontario Sires Stakes showcas...
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Florida Super Night on tap Saturday at Pompano

on 11/09/2012 12:00 AM
Almost a half million dollars in purses will be awarded Saturday night at Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park when eight lucrative Florida Breeders Stake championship finals are contested as part of an exceptional 12-race program plus one early non-betting event. Dubbed "Florida Super Night," the richest card of the year will also include a patron t-shirt giveaway and a carryover which should...
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Windsong Soprano sells for $340,000

on 11/09/2012 12:00 AM
Windsong Soprano 2, 1:53.4; 3, 1:52.4 ($1,231,385) was sold for $340,000 in the opening session of the Standardbred Horse Sales Company's mixed auction in Harrisburg on Friday (Nov. 9). In foal to Kadabra, she was purchased by White Birch Farm.   In other mixed sale news, A And G'sconfusion p,2, 1:50.3; 4, 1:50.2f ($1,472,566) was purchased by Hanover Shoe Farms with ...
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Freehold, Plainridge cancel Thursday

on 11/08/2012 12:00 AM
The storm in the Northeast has prompted Freehold Raceway and Plainridge Racecourse to cancel live racing on Thursday.   Freehold Raceway announced that live racing scheduled for Thursday has been canceled due to a winter storm that left over a foot of snow in the Freehold area. Simulcasting will continue as scheduled.   Conditions permitting, live racing will resume ...
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Maria Andersson wins Meadows monte race

on 11/08/2012 12:00 AM
Maria Andersson and Celebrity Playboy, the only horse in the field who had raced under saddle this year, used that experience well as they scored a front-end victory in 2:04.1 in Wednesday's special Racing Under Saddle Invitational at The Meadows. Andersson and Celebrity Playboy got the early jump on Dana Mock and Keystone Bernard, who chased the winner home but fell 3 1/4 lengths short. ...
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Hillbilly Hanover aims for 1st of '12 in Messenger

on 11/08/2012 12:00 AM
Prior to the draw for Saturday's $415,820 Messenger Stakes for 3-year-old pacers at Yonkers Raceway, trainer Ron Burke said he would "love our chances” if his horse Hillbilly Hanover drew an inside post. After getting post one, Burke will get to see if Hillbilly Hanover can take advantage and get his first victory of the season.   The Messenger is the third jewel in the...
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Credit Balance wins Pompano Open Trot

on 11/08/2012 12:00 AM
Credit Balance made his first-ever Florida start a successful one on Wednesday night at Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park winning the $8,500 Open Trot in 1:56.   Sent off as the second longest shot in the race, the 5-year-old son of Credit Winner swept from fifth to first in the third quarter and held off the late charge of Prairie Big John by a neck at the wire.   Hall of ...
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New Weekend Preview now available!

on 11/08/2012 12:00 AM
Stakes, stakes and more stakes. The new HarnessRacing Weekend Preview is now available and inside there is a look at the major stakes on tap, including a slew of American National finals at Balmoral Park, the Matron eliminations and previews and Progress Pace preview at Dover Downs, and the Messenger at Yonkers Raceway, the final jewel of pacing's Triple Crown.   Pete Foley talks ab...
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Yearling sale concludes; average drops 8.5%

on 11/08/2012 12:00 AM
The yearling portion of the Standardbred Horse Sale Company's annual auction in Harrisburg, Pa., concluded Thursday afternoon with a total of 1,162 horses selling for an average price of $28,889. The average dropped by 8.5 percent from 2011, when the figure was $31,572 for the 1,067 yearlings sold.   Hanover Shoe Farms offered the largest consignment with 219 yearlings and...
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Trace Tetrick, Burke take Indy Downs titles

on 11/08/2012 12:00 AM
Indiana Downs closed the books on its 2012 harness meet Wednesday, Nov. 7, with a 12-race card highlighted by a late-closing series and mini-series finals. In addition,Trace Tetrick and Ron Burke secured titles as the Shelbyville track's topdriver and trainer. After taking the leading driver title at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino earlier this year,Tetrick completed the Indiana sweep with...
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Colonial to race same schedule in 2013

on 11/08/2012 12:00 AM
The Virginia Racing Commission awarded 2013 racing dates to Colonial Downs yesterday (Nov. 7) at its monthly meeting. The New Kent track will host a 24-day harness meet that will run Sept. 18-Oct. 27.   Days and times of the fall harness meet will remain unchanged for 2013. Racing will take place on Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 1 PM. Dates for the New Kent County...
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Harness racing-related election news

on 11/07/2012 12:00 AM
One day after casino expansion in Maryland was approved by voters, Penn National Gaming, which owns Rosecroft Raceway, issued a statement saying it was disappointed in the outcome. Penn National reportedly spent more than $41 million trying to convince voters to defeat Question 7 on Tuesday's ballot, which allows the state to add table games at the exisiting slots sites as well as a ...
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Grismore wins 6,000th career race

on 11/07/2012 12:00 AM
Greg Grismore was looking for career win 6,000 in Tuesday's 13th race at The Meadows. He got it, although it may not have been exactly the way he envisioned it.   Grismore and Springboard finished second by a nose but were awarded the victory when the apparent winner, Nonverbal Hanover, was disqualified for interference early in the race.   Grismore, who grew up...
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