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Meadows hosts PASS 2-year-old championships

on 09/06/2012 2:00 AM
Pennsylvania's top freshmen will duel for statewide bragging rights--and big-time cash--this Friday when The Meadows Racetrack & Casino hosts the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes (PASS) championships for 2 year olds as the anchor of a card that will offer more than $1.2 million in purses.   In addition to the four PASS finals, the program features a $50,000 consolation in each division ...
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Top trotters invade Vernon Friday night

on 09/06/2012 2:00 AM
Vernon Downs is setting the stage for its End of Summer Showdown at the racetrack on Friday night (Sept. 7) highlighted by the $191,000 Muscle Hill Trot and $200,000 Credit Winner Trot. Also on tap for Friday night at Vernon Downs will be a horse beanie toy giveaway (while supplies last), the final of the horseplay car giveaway, and fireworks immediately following live racing. The excitement k...
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TrackMaster launches new handicapping tool

on 09/06/2012 2:00 AM
TrackMaster has announced the launch of their latest harness handicapping program, TrackMaster HarnessPro. A unique and powerful handicapping tool, it's a combination of all the features found in a sophisticated handicapping program, along with full past performance programs, conveniently presented as a web page based, all-in-one handicapping utility. "We are dedicated to the Harness indust...
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Red Mile to host $2 million KYSS championship night

on 09/06/2012 2:00 AM
The best 2- and 3-year-old trotters and pacers in the Bluegrass State will be out in full force at The Mile on Sunday, Sept. 9, as the historic Lexington racetrack hosts the $2 million Kentucky Sires Stakes (KYSS) Championship Night. Eight $250,000 finals will be featured on the race card, the richest Sire Stakes events offered in the United States. Post time for the first race is 7 p.m., w...
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Jugette/Jug Daily Double to be offered

on 09/06/2012 2:00 AM
Wagering will begin Sunday, Sept. 16, for the Little Brown Jug Future Pool No. 2 and the Jugette-Little Brown Jug Daily Double. The minimum wager for both the Future Bet No. 2 and the Jugette-Jug Daily Double is $1.   Advanced wagers for the Little Brown Jug Future Pool No. 2 can be made at racetracks and internet sites throughout North America and Europe and also at the Delaware Co...
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NEW! Weekend Preview now available

on 09/06/2012 2:00 AM
It's another big weekend of racing, not only with major stakes being contested at Mohawk Racetrack, but also with several states holding their Sires Stakes Championship nights. This week's HarnessRacing Weekend Preview takes a look at the Canadian Trotting Classic eliminations and a pair of Ontario-based contenders who hope to hold home court advantage over their rivals. Also, 2-year-old trott...
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Time To Kill, Southwind Cocoa win Dancers

on 09/06/2012 2:00 AM
Time To Kill and Southwind Cocoa were a pair of easy winners in the divided Marion Dancer Stakes for 2-year-old New Jersey-sired trotting fillies on Thursday (Sept. 6) at Freehold Raceway.   John Campbell sent Time To Kill off cover in the final turn and drew off to win the first division, the $30,750 fifth race, by four and a half-lengths over Connie Keeper. The first two finishers...
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Cane Pace winner vies in New York Sire Stakes

on 09/06/2012 2:00 AM
The New York Sires Stakes (NYSS) season continues on Saturday night at Batavia Downs Casino when the glamour division,3-year-old colt and gelding pacers roll into town, to compete for $129,520 to be split into two divisions. Headlining the festivities is the Cane Pace winner Dynamic Youth.   Dynamic Youth ships to Western New York fresh off a 1:48.4 victory in $322,716 Cane Pac...
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Meet Michael's Power: A 2012 millionaire

on 09/06/2012 2:00 AM
North America's leading money-winning 3-year-old pacer might not be a household name yet, particularly in the U.S., but that could be about to change.   Michael's Power, who has dominated the Ontario circuit on his way to $1 million in purses thanks to wins in 11 of 13 starts this year, is the 2-1 favorite in Saturday's $252,521 Simcoe Stakes at Mohawk Racetrack. Michael's Pow...
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Archangel leads NYSS winners at Yonkers

on 09/05/2012 2:00 AM
A trio of favorites, including Yonkers Trot winner Archangel, performed accordingly Tuesday night in Yonkers Raceway's $331,270 New York Sire Stakes Dick McGuire Trot for 3-year-old colts and geldings. The event paid tribute to the long-time New York Knick player and coach, who also just happened to be an avid horseplayer. Many McGuire family members and friends were on hand ...
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Black Book No. 1 now available online

on 09/05/2012 2:00 AM
The Black Book No. 1, the catalog for the annual Standardbred Horse Sale yearling auction in Harrisburg, Pa., is now online at theblackbook.com. Hard copy catalogs will be available beginning Sept. 15. There will be an astonishing number of firsts in the yearling portion of this year's Harrisburg sale. There are 261 yearlings who are by first year stallions. In addition, there are 205 ...
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No Jug supplement for Dynamic Youth

on 09/05/2012 2:00 AM
Owner Jerry Silva told harnessracing.com Wednesday morning that Cane Pace winner Dynamic Youth will not be supplemented to the Little Brown Jug on Thursday, Sept. 20, at Delaware, Ohio. Instead, Dynamic Youth will race in the final leg of the New York Sire Stakes Saturday night, Sept. 8, at Batavia Downs, where currently sitting 10th in the standings he will likely need a top-two finish to ens...
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Ohio Sire Stakes finals purses set at $100,000

on 09/05/2012 2:00 AM
Members of the Ohio Standardbred Development Fund Committeevoted unanimously to set the purses for all eight Ohio Sires Stakes (OSS) championships at $100,000. Ohio Sires Stakes are restricted to horses bred within the state. The races are scheduled on Saturday, Sept. 8, at Scioto Downs. They will begin at 6:30 p.m.   The committee took this action during a meeting at the ...
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Neuman named interim announcer at Pompano

on 09/05/2012 2:00 AM
The Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park is pleased to announce the hiring of Bobby Neuman as the interim live harness racing announcerat the South Florida venue when the 2012-2013 season convenes on Wednesday, Sept. 19.   "Bobby is well known in South Florida and in racing circles for his excellent work announcing at Calder Race Course for the past decade," said John Yinger, racing...
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Team Baillargeon aims for trotting stakes double

on 09/05/2012 2:00 AM
For Ben Baillargeon, who focuses on conditioning trotters, winning the $462,000 William Wellwood Memorial Trot or the $435,000 Peaceful Way final at Mohawk Racetrack with a pair of rookies would be a truly meaningful accomplishment.   The veteran horseman has yet to win either high-profile event, but hopes it's in the cards this year.   "It would be nice to win them,” s...
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Connections reflect on Foiled Again's career

on 09/05/2012 2:00 AM
After Foiled Again became the richest pacer in North American harness racing history with his win in last weekend's Canadian Pacing Derby, trainer Ron Burke was asked if he is ever surprised by the 8-year-old horse's ability to perform at an elite level season after season.   "It's almost to the point now where we're going to be surprised when he doesn't,” Burke said without...
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Aunt Mel favorite in Helen Smith at Freehold

on 09/05/2012 2:00 AM
Aunt Mel, who carries a three-race winning streak, is the 3-1 morning line favorite in the $50,000 Helen Smith for three-year-old New Jersey-sired trotting fillies on Friday, Sept. 7, at Freehold Raceway. The Yankee Glide filly will leave from the rail with Brent Holland driving in the seventh race feature. The Erv Miller trainee won last week's $10,000 Helen Smith elimination race, followi...
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Horsemen trying to help after barn fire

on 09/05/2012 2:00 AM
Immediately after the fire which devastated the stable of Josh Cochran at the Richland County Fairgrounds in Mansfield, Ohio, horsemen are once again showing their generosity. The fire, which occurred in the early morning of Sept. 1, took the lives of Standardbreds Mindy Love Brown, Caribean Cruise, Forever A Gift, Hee Haws Jet, Big Black Jack, The Little Feller, Stop N Stare and KG Dot Dorian...
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Fast times at Colonial Downs season opener

on 09/05/2012 2:00 AM
Colonial Downs ushered in its 15th annual harness racing season Wednesday afternoon on a warm and muggy afternoon, and after the first three races were contested, the mile times sped up considerably. Five of the last seven races featured winning times of 1:53 or below.   Fastest mile of the day was authored by Manley Brown's Camifications in the fourth race. The 8-year-old Camluck g...
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American Jewel win Simcoe in 1:49.4

on 09/04/2012 2:00 AM
World record holder, American Jewel, once again found victory lane at Mohawk as she lowered the $205,871 Simcoe Stakes record to 1:49.4 in the lone division on Monday evening. Driven by Tim Tetrick for trainer Jim Takter, American Jewel captured the Fan Hanover final earlier this year at the Campbellville oval and in doing so she became the fastest sophomore filly in history with her 1:48....
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