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Peaceful Way final set after Thursday elims

on 09/07/2012 2:00 AM
To Dream On kept her undefeated freshman record intact with a career-best equalling score in her $30,000 Peaceful Way elimination for 2-year-old trotting fillies on Thursday night at Mohawk.   The Jimmy Takter trainee stopped the clock in 1:54, matching her own North American season's-best record, which she set in the Merrie Annabelle final at the Meadowlands on Aug. 4.   ...
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Drink The Wine, Pine Credit score in Historics

on 09/07/2012 2:00 AM
Drink The Wine and Pine Credit won divisions of Thursday night's $138,196 Historic Stakes for 2-year-old trotters, while driver Jim Morrill Jr. collected six victories during the 65th program of the year at Vernon Downs. Chris Lems sat in for trainer R. "Nifty” Norman in a non-betting distaff Acorn Stakes event during the middle of Thursday's 12-race pari-mutuel program and piloted Drink ...
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Hanover Lex yearling videos now online

on 09/07/2012 2:00 AM
The videos of the 24 Hanover Shoe Farms yearlings selling at the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale are now available. They can be accessed at hanoverpa.com. or through the sale's website lexingtonselected.com. These yearlings will be sold on the first two days of the sale Tuesday, October 2 and Wednesday, October 3. They will ship to Lexington on Saturday, September 29 and be available there...
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Pierce sweeps PA Stallion championships

on 09/07/2012 2:00 AM
The diverse stories behind the four winners of their respective $40,000 Pennsylvania Stallion Series Championships for 2 year olds Thursday at Harrah's Philadelphia have two things in common–all four winners set or equaled the stake record, and all four were driven by Hall of Famer Ron Pierce.   In the space of two hours, Pierce achieved what had not been done in aggregate in...
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Walnut Hall Ltd. yearling videos now online

on 09/07/2012 2:00 AM
The videos of the Walnut Hall Ltd. yearlings, selling Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 2 and 3, at the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale are now available at Lexingtonselected.com. All of the Walnut Hall Ltd. yearlings are also available for inspection both in-hand and in the turnout paddock seven days a week until sale time. (Walnut Hall Ltd.)
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Won The West to be honored on Jug day

on 09/07/2012 2:00 AM
Won The West, two-time Pacer Of The Year and Breeders Crown champion, will be honored in Jug Day retirement ceremonies on Thursday, Sept. 20, at the Delaware, Ohio County Fair. Won The West was also feted last month at the Meadowlands in winner's circle ceremonies. Won The West will be housed in the Jug barn next to 2011 Little Brown Jug winner Big Bad John. After the Winbak Pace, Won...
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Rich card of racing on Scioto's Ohio Super Night

on 09/07/2012 2:00 AM
Ohio Super Night on Saturday will be one of the richest nights of racing ever in more than a half-century at Scioto Downs. The card features 16 races, half of them being $100,000 Ohio Sires Stakes finals. The supporting card is outstanding in itself as the $30,000 Invitational Pace features many of the fastest pacers from various tracks in Ohio and neighboring states.     "...
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Gingras on his power game in 2012

on 09/07/2012 2:00 AM
Yannick Gingras is truly in the driver's seat in 2012, closing in on what will be the most successful season of his career.   The 33-year-old Quebec native has already banked over $8.8 million in purse earnings, putting him on track to surpass his personal best of $11.9 million which he set last year. Earlier last month, Gingras was also crowned the Meadowlands's leading driver for the fi...
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Kentuckiana to downsize, sell breeding stock

on 09/07/2012 2:00 AM
A reduction of the Kentuckiana Farms equine inventory will occur in November of this year at Harrisburg, Pa., as part of the annual Standardbred Horse Sales Company Mixed Sale.   Kentuckiana will remain active in the business by maintaining a smaller, more select broodmare operation, and continue its boarding and consignment/agency operations and its highly successful stallion operation, ...
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Rosecroft to hold qualifiers Saturday morning

on 09/07/2012 2:00 AM
Racing returns to Rosecroft Raceway Saturday morning with a six race qualifying card beginning at 10 am. Two trotting races and four pacing races are on tap for the morning.   Six horses that have never faced the gate will appear in the qualifiers and the defending "Trotter of the Meet” and fan favorite, Stargazer Lily makes her return to the races after a summer vacation. The ultra con...
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Chilitodayhotamale wins Dancer by 16 lengths

on 09/07/2012 2:00 AM
Chilitodayhotamale, newly paired with driver George Brennan, fired to the lead early and drew off to a 16-length victory in a stakes record equaling 1:56.3 in the $50,000 Helen Dancer on Friday (Sept. 7) at Freehold Raceway.   Odds-on favorite Aunt Mel, who carried a three-race winning streak, broke in the first turn and a strong challenge from Riverfest failed when she also broke st...
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Youth Foundation fundraiser set for Sept. 30

on 09/07/2012 2:00 AM
The Harness Horse Youth Foundation (HHYF) will be conducting its fourth annual Drive For Youth Fundraiser during the races at Lexington's historic Red Mile on Sunday (Sept. 30.) HHYF staff and trustees will be in the grandstand, clubhouse, paddock, and on the apron requesting pledges from drivers, trainers, owners and fans that day. Contributions will assist in supporting all HHYF activities, in...
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Quigley, Stillings to enter Harness Racing Hall of Fame

on 09/07/2012 2:00 AM
Robert (Bob) Quigley, the founding father of the dominant Meadowlands racetrack, from personnel to operating to racing philosophy, and Richard (Dick) Stillings, trainer and driver of many champion horses and continuing on as an excellent catch-driver, have been voted harness racing’s highest honor – membership in Harness Racing’s Living Hall of Fame. At the same time, Bob (Hollywood) Heyd...
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Wheeling N Dealin remains a perfect six

on 09/07/2012 2:00 AM
Wheeling N Dealin, driven by Sylvain Filion, remains undefeated in six career starts as he took the fastest of two $30,000 William Wellwood Memorial eliminations on Friday evening at Mohawk. The son of Cantab Hall will headline the $462,000 final slated on September 15, part of the $1 million Canadian Trotting Classic undercard. Filion tucked Wheeling N Dealin into third as Murmur Hano...
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Yonkers hosts $291,440 NYSS 2YO filly trot

on 09/07/2012 2:00 AM
Statebreds were again on display Friday night, with Yonkers Raceway hosting the $291,440 New York Sire Stakes Pat Quaglietta Trot for 2-year-old fillies. Four divisions--at $72,860 each--were consecutively contested. Barn Babe (John Cummings Jr.) continued her solid season, winning the opening event from the pocket in a life-best 1:59.2. Barn Babe tracked 7-10 choice Fifty Shades (Jeff...
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Hot Shot Blue Chip in Credit Winner upset

on 09/07/2012 2:00 AM
Hot Shot Blue Chip became harness racing's newest millionaire after he won a stretch battle with Chapter Seven to take the $200,000 Credit WinnerTrot in 1:51.2 on Friday night (Sept. 7) at Vernon Downs. Owned by Thomas Dillon and trained by Jonas Czernyson, the 6-year-old gelded son of Revenue S-Hustle N Muscle was driven to the victory by Corey Callahan. The win was the third in 14 ...
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Fashion Blizzard set Monticello mark in NYSS

on 09/06/2012 2:00 AM
Yet another track record fell by the wayside at Monticello Raceway this season when the New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) came into town. The latest came in a division of the $146,000 NYSS for 2 year-old trotting colts and geldings when Jimmy Morrill Jr. guided Fashion Blizzard to a 1:58.2 triumph on Wednesday. That clocking erased the one set by RC Royalty and driver Dan Daley on Aug. 29, 2005...
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Jack Holton, racing leader in Indiana, dies

on 09/06/2012 2:00 AM
John "Jack" P. Holton, 67, a past president of the Indiana Standardbred Association, died in the early morning hours of Sept. 2, surrounded by his wife and two sons. A lifelong resident of Indianapolis, Mr. Holton was a graduate of the Park School and DePauw University. Upon graduation he enlisted in the military and served in the United States Army. Upon returning from military service he ...
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Season over for Horse of the Year San Pail

on 09/06/2012 2:00 AM
San Pail, harness racing's reigning Horse of the Year in both Canada and the U.S., will not race again in 2012, according to Standardbred Canada.   After qualifying on Aug. 24 in 1:57.3, trainer and co-owner Rod Hughes stated that he'd have to see how the the 8-year-old son of San Pellegrino rebounded from a right-hind ankle injury that sidelined him for the summer. Hughes said ...
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Saratoga Harness to buy 30 percent of Ellis Park

on 09/06/2012 2:00 AM
A Kentucky Horse Racing Commission subcommittee on Wednesday gave approval to Saratoga Harness Racing Inc., the parent company of Saratoga Casino and Raceway in New York, to purchase 30 percent of Ellis Park Thoroughbred track in Henderson, Ky., for $4 million. The proposal will now go to the full racing commission for final approval.   According to reports, Ellis Park owner Ron Gea...
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