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Blooded Horse Fall Sale includes 245 yearlings

on 10/30/2012 2:00 AM
The 65th annual Blooded Horse Fall Sale will offer 1433 horses at the Delaware County Fairgrounds Monday, Nov. 12, through Thursday, Nov. 15. The sale features 245 yearlings, 204 two year olds, 273 three year olds, and 97 weanlings along with hundreds of broodmares and a few stallions.   Yearlings from Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania, New York, and Ontario are in abundance and all sell ...
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Draw at Yonkers Tuesday; reopen Thursday

on 10/30/2012 2:00 AM
The latest from Yonkers Raceway and Empire City regarding the Hurricane Sandy-related cancellations, closures and schedule amendments.   Horsemen are reminded that there is a double draw (for Friday and Saturday, Nov. 2-3) scheduled for today (Tuesday), with the entry box for both days closing at 4 pm. For more information, please contact the race office at 914-457-2627.   ...
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DSBF races re-scheduled for Wednesday

on 10/30/2012 2:00 AM
The four Delaware Standardbred Breeders' Fund races that will be contested Wednesday, Oct. 31, folowing their cancellation on Monday, Oct. 29, due to Hurricane Sandy, will be raced at Harrington Raceway in the same sequence as they were originally programmed.   First Race:2-Year-Old Pacing Colts Consolation - 6 p.m.; Second Race:2-Year-Old Pacing Fillies Consolation - 6:1...
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Woodbine set to offer 20-cent triactor tickets

on 10/30/2012 2:00 AM
Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) on Tuesday announced it was adding 20-cent triactors to its live fractional betting menu through to the end of the year. Beginning Thursday, Nov. 1, racing fans can wager a minimum of 20 cents on triactors during Woodbine's live Standardbred and Thoroughbred cards.   Racing customers are already able to play 20-cent minimums on superfectas and...
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8 entered in Messenger; no elims needed

on 10/30/2012 2:00 AM
Eight 3-year-olds--seven colts and a gelding---have been entered for Yonkers Raceway's Messenger Stakes, final jewel of the Pacing Triple Crown. No eliminations are therefore necessary and so the 57th edition of the Messenger, worth $415,820, goes as a one-dash-for-the-cash event a week from Saturday night, Nov. 10.   The entrants, alphabetically with declared drivers, are...A ...
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Updated: Hurricane Sandy prompts cancellations

on 10/29/2012 2:00 AM
Hurricane Sandy's churn up the East Coast has prompted the cancellation of racing and simulcasting at several racetracks. As of 4:30 p.m. on Monday, here is the list:   The Meadows: Live racing is canceled on Tuesday.   Vernon Downs: Simulcasting is closed on Monday and Tuesday; scheduled to resume on Wednesday.   Yonkers Raceway: Live racing and simulcast...
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Horsemen: Sign up for race office texts!

on 10/29/2012 2:00 AM
Consistently on the cutting edge of the ever evolving technology scene, Jeff Gural's three tracks have entered into a agreement with Sumotext to offer instant updates on race office information through mass text messaging.   The intended use is to get time sensitive information on upcoming deadlines, overnights and stakes into the hands of trainers and perhaps most interestingly, ma...
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Record 11-for-11 Crown night for Tetrick

on 10/29/2012 2:00 AM
Not only was it a record four-win Breeders Crown night for Tim Tetrick on Saturday, Oct. 27, at Woodbine Racetrack, he also set a record when he earned a purse check in all 11 of his drives on the card. Tetrick's total take on the program was $1,544,850, the second time this year he earned more than $1 million on a single card. On Hambletonian day at the Meadowlands he set a single-day record w...
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Bolt The Duer back in action with 1:52.3 win

on 10/29/2012 2:00 AM
World Champion Bolt The Duer, who won the 2012 Delvin Miller Adios but slumped recently due to a health setback, roared back Monday at The Meadows by capturing the $22,500 Preferred Handicap Pace from well back.   Bolt The Duer's 1:47.4 winning mile in the Adios is the fastest ever on a five-eighths-mile track, and he subsequently burnished his credentials by taking his second strai...
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Alan Kirschenbaum dies at 51

on 10/28/2012 2:00 AM
Alan Kirschenbaum, a successful writer of television sitcoms but also a friend of harness racing, breeding, owning and training scores of horses over the years, died Saturday in Los Angeles. Two of his most successful horses were Little Steven and Sugar Glider, who was trained by George Berkner, who Alan once worked for during his days as a horseman.   He also worked as a commentato...
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Googoo Gaagaa sets Rosecroft mark in MDSS

on 10/28/2012 2:00 AM
What do Maryland Sire Stakes and hurricanes have in common? Googoo Gaagaa!   Once again, just before a hurricane, Googoo Gaagaa set a track and stakes record, breaking Rosecroft's 3-year-old trotting colt record set in 1991 by Mr Chin and the Maryland Sire Stakes record set by Guyboin 2001.   Googoo Gaagaa looked like he was out for a stroll on Saturday, setting fraction...
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Ma Chere Hall, Banco Solo take Kindergartens

on 10/27/2012 2:00 AM
Ma Chere Hall and Banco Solo each earned champion status as a result of their impressive victories in Friday night’s $408,500 finals of the 2012 Kindergarten Classic Series for 2-year-old trotters at Vernon Downs.   Ma Chere Hall, who tied the Vernon record for her age, sex and gait with a 1:56 clocking in last Friday’s fifth and final KCS preliminary leg here, followed that rem...
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Tamla Celeber S upsets in Open Mare Trot

on 10/27/2012 2:00 AM
Tamla Celeber S, with Brian Sears, stormed down the stretch to nail the defending champion, Frenchfrysnvinegar  on the line in the $250,000 (US) Mare Trot, the first of 12 Breeders Crown finals worth $6.2 million, Saturday night, October 27 at Woodbine. The five-year-old daughter of Cantab Hall looked like she could finish no better than second when the field turned for home, as the odds-o...
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Freshman Somwherovrarainbow takes Filly Pace

on 10/27/2012 2:00 AM
Somwherovrarainbow, driven by Andy Miller, delivered an off-the-pace score for trainer George Teague Jr. in the $600,000 Breeders Crown Two-Year-Old Filly Pace on Saturday night at Woodbine. The daughter of Somebeachsomewhere-Rainbow Blue got away fifth behind UF Dragons Queen (David Miller), who clocked the opening panel in :27.  From third, L Dees Lioness (Scott Zeron) was the first to m...
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Chapter Seven grinds out 1:52.3 Open Trot win

on 10/27/2012 2:00 AM
Nothing worthwhile should come easy, and it didn’t for Chapter Seven who despite being parked from the start, gamely wore down international star Commander Crowe to capture the $600,000 Breeders Crown Open Trot at Woodbine Saturday evening, October 27. The race developed much as expected with Mister Herbie, Commander Crowe and Chapter Seven all leaving sharply for early position. Elitlopp win...
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American Jewel paces to 1:52.1 Crown win

on 10/27/2012 2:00 AM
Favoured American Jewel, with Tim Tetrick at the controls, took over from Economy Terror in early stretch and went on to a one and one-quarter length win over a closing Shelliscape in the $500,000 Breeders Crown Three-Year-Old Filly Pace, Saturday at Woodbine Racetrack. It was the eighth win in 15 starts this year for the daughter of American Ideal-Trim Hanover, as she completed the mile in 1:5...
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Big BC wins for To Dream On, Wheeling N Dealin

on 10/27/2012 2:00 AM
To Dream On, driven by Yannick Gingras, equalled the stakes record with a 1:54.4 score in the $600,000 Breeders Crown Two-Year-Old Filly Trot on Saturday night at Woodbine. The Jimmy Takter trainee followed behind splits of :28.1 put up by Cupcake (Ron Pierce), and :57.3 clocked by Royal Assets (Tim Tetrick). To Dream On then advanced first-up from fourth where she easily took command.&n...
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Maven and Gingras team for 1:54 Crown score

on 10/27/2012 2:00 AM
Maven gave driver Yannick Gingras back-to-back Breeders Crown victories with a powerful uncovered victory in the $500,000 Crown for sophomore trotting fillies. The always alert driver had Maven, a daughter of Glidemaster, on the bit from the start and aggressively pushed to get a spot fourth right between favorite Check Me Out and second choice Win Missy B as the field sped into the first turn....
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Rockin Amadeus, Somwherovrainbow win 2YO paces

on 10/27/2012 2:00 AM
Rockin Amadeus, a 17-1 shot with Yannick Gingras, got up in the final strides to take the $600,000 (US) Two-Year-Old Colt Pace on Breeders Crown night at Woodbine. It was a three-horse photo at the wire, but Rockin Amadeus had prevailed by a half-length, with Wake Up Peter one-quarter length in front of the prohibitive choice Captaintreacherous for second, in the 1:51.2 mile. Captain...
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Wheeling N Dealin still perfect with Crown win

on 10/27/2012 2:00 AM
Wheeling N Dealin remained undefeated in nine lifetime starts after capturing the $600,000 Breeders Crown Two-Year-Old Colt Trot on Saturday night at Woodbine. The Dustin Jones pupil and driver Sylvain Filion got away mid-pack behind Royalty For Life (Tim Tetrick), who clocked the opening panel in :28. As the field entered the backstretch, elimination winner Wheeling N Dealin was on the move...
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