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Winter training being considered at Tioga

on 08/23/2012 2:00 AM
The Southern Tier Harness Horsemen's Association (STHHA) has approached track management at Tioga Downs about the possibility of offering winter training this offseason. The parties have discussed some options but would like to get an idea if any horsemen would be interested in stabling at Tioga Downs for the winter.   "Some of our local horsemen and horsemen that ship to Tioga...
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Three supplements go postward in Cane elim

on 08/23/2012 2:00 AM
For Pet Rock, supplementing to the Cane Pace means a chance to get into the Little Brown Jug. For Heston Blue Chip, supplementing is a chance at redemption.   Pet Rock, Heston Blue Chip and State Treasurer were supplemented to the Cane Pace, the first jewel in the Pacing Triple Crown, for $35,000 apiece. The race attracted a total of 11 entries, so a single elimination will be held ...
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NEW! Weekend Preview now available!

on 08/23/2012 2:00 AM
Mohawk Racetrack is the site this Saturday night of eliminations for the Metro and She's A Great Lady for 2 year olds as well as the Canadian Pacing Derby for older horses, and this week's HarnessRacing Weekend Preview takes an inside look at several of the starters, including a daughter of the 2004 Horse of the Year Rainbow Blue and last year's highest-priced pacing colt sold at auction. A...
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Major Athens fastest PASS winner in Philly

on 08/23/2012 2:00 AM
Three divisions of Pennsylvania Sire Stakes for 2-year-old trotting colts and geldings were contested at Harrah's Philadelphia on Thursday, with purses for the three divisions ranging from $111,708 to $112,108. Major Athens, who won an elimination for the Peter Haughton Memorial last month, was the fastest of the winners, turning in an open-lengths victory in 1:55. The other winners were Sp...
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Freehold to hold qualifiers on Friday

on 08/23/2012 2:00 AM
Qualifying races will be held Friday, Aug. 24, at Freehold Raceway. In a letter dated Aug. 23, 2012, Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey president Tom Luchento stated, "in Dennis Dowd, Esq.'s letter to you (Howard Bruno) dated August 21, 2012, he states at the end of the second paragraph that the track, in its present condition, remains unsafe and dangerous for both...
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Mindsweeper gets ready for OSS Gold

on 08/23/2012 2:00 AM
Trainer Eric Adams says Mindsweeper's elimination victory last week was a matter of the right trip on the right day and he's hoping things work out just as well in Monday's $130,000 Gold Final at Mohawk Racetrack.   "She got a real good trip, that's kind of what she needed,” says Adams. "She's real good right now and she needed the trip in behind, to not get used too much ear...
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Thinking Out Loud, Bolt The Duer win in Lex

on 08/23/2012 2:00 AM
North America Cup winner Thinking Out Loud and Adios champ Bolt The Duer strutted their stuff at the historic Red Mile on Thursday night, with warm late summer temperatures and a fast red clay surface setting the stage for their speed displays. They were competing in Kentucky Sire Stakes action, with the $250,000 final for 3-year-old pacing colts scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 9.   Thi...
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Colonial Downs nearing Sept. 5 opening

on 08/22/2012 2:00 AM
Colonial Downs will open its 15th annual harness racing season on Wednesday, Sept. 5, and continue a six-week campaign over the country's only "one-turn mile” track through Oct. 14.   Colonial will conduct a 10-race program every Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday beginning at 1 p.m. The New Kent barn area will open on Monday, Aug. 27, and the track will open f...
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Johny Rock ready to roll in Metro elims

on 08/22/2012 2:00 AM
Johny Rock is still learning on the job, but he is getting good experience when it comes to winning.   A 2-year-old colt pacer, Johny Rock has won four of six starts and finished second twice for trainer John Butenschoen and owners William Wiswell, Jean Goehlen and Eugene Schick. He has earned $119,691.   Johny Rock has posted three victories in a row, most recently a 1 1/2-length...
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Hambo winner Yankee Paco dies in Australia

on 08/22/2012 2:00 AM
Yankee Paco, the winner of the 2000 Hambletonian, has died at the age of 15. Doug McIntosh, who trained the horse, reported the news on his Facebook page.   "Sad day here at the McIntosh Farm," wrote Doug McIntosh. "Received a call from David James in Australia that my ole buddy Yankee Paco had to be euthanized. Paco had a deteriorating joint problem that had been causing problems f...
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Winbak's Canadian Open videos now available

on 08/22/2012 2:00 AM
On Sept. 15-16, Winbak Farm will be selling 28 yearlings at the Canadian Open Yearling Sale. The 2012 lineup includes yearlings by Angus Hall, Badlands Hanover and Royal Mattjesty.   This is the first year for yearlings by Shadow Play, a world champion and millionaire, and Classic Card Shark, a full brother to Bettor's Delight and Roll With Joe.   Winbak Farm's Canadian Open Y...
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PPs now available for Blooded Horse Sale

on 08/22/2012 2:00 AM
Past Performance lines for the Blooded Horse Summer Sale can be viewed on their website at http://www.bloodedhorse.com/. The sale takes place Monday and Tuesday August 27-28 at the Delaware County Fairgrounds in Delaware, Ohio.   Among the 433 horses cataloged are 195 yearings, including 68 Ohio-breds and 32 Indiana-sired or bred. There are 65 in foal mares along with many ...
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Freehold cancels qualifiers over track surface

on 08/22/2012 2:00 AM
Freehold Raceway cancelled qualifying races set for Thursday, Aug. 23, but track management and the Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey disagree about whether or not the track is unsafe.   "We notified Freehold that we had concerns about the inconsistency of the racing surface and that we wanted to be able to evaluate the track after Thursday's qualifiers,” ...
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Vernon hosting driving tourney Sunday

on 08/22/2012 2:00 AM
Canadian driving ace Jody Jamieson is set to defend his 2011 Drivers' Championship title on Sunday afternoon (Aug. 26 – post time 1:15 pm) at Vernon Downs. Jamieson captured the 2011 edition of the Drivers' Championship just weeks after he participated in, and won the World Drivers' Championship held in the United States last year.   To honor Jody Jamieson for his victory in the f...
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Authorize ready for She's A Great Lady elim

on 08/22/2012 2:00 AM
The 2-year-old filly pacer, Authorize is preparing for her She's A Great Lady elimination race Saturday at Mohawk Racetrack after capturing the New Jersey Sire Stakes championship last week at the Meadowlands.   It was Authorize's fourth consecutive victory and featured a :25.4 final quarter-mile that enabled her to go from fourth to first in the stretch. The even-money favorite, Au...
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Veteran racing official Mike Corley dies

on 08/22/2012 2:00 AM
Mike Corley, 65, former state steward for the Illinois Racing Board, died Aug. 10 at the University of Colorado Hospital in Aurora from complications of lung cancer which was diagnosed 16 months ago. Mr. Corley, who recently retired from the Illinois Racing Board, was relocating from Beecher, Ill., to Laguna Hills, Calif. He was born March 30, 1947, in Bedford, Ind., to Phillip and Thelma Corl...
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3YO pacing fillies ready for more Ontario Gold

on 08/21/2012 2:00 AM
Eleven sophomore pacing fillies lined up behind Mohawk Racetrack's starting gate for a single Gold Elimination on Monday evening and all 11 shifted into another gear when they hit the three-quarter mile marker. From post 6, Mia Seelster was the quickest away from the starting gate, leading the field to a :12.4 opening eighth and a :26.2 quarter. With only one filly being eliminated from the...
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A Rocknroll Dance gets top nod in Jug Future

on 08/21/2012 2:00 AM
Wagering on the first of two Little Brown Jug future wagering pools will start at 12 noon on Thursday, Aug. 23, and continue through 11 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26, at racetracks and internet sites throughout North America and Europe.   A Rocknroll Dance (7/2) is the morning line favorite for the first future Jug pool. Purchased as a yearling for $15,000, the son of Rocknroll Hanover has overcom...
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Put On A Show fine after break, set to race

on 08/21/2012 2:00 AM
Trainer Chris Ryder said on Tuesday morning that the world champion pacing mare Put On A Show jogged "100 percent fine" on Monday morning, a few days after she broke stride at the start of the Golden Girls at the Meadowlands. "I took her out and sprinted her a bit and she seemed 100 percent fine," he said. "I entered her in an overnight at Mohawk for this weekend."   Ryder attributed...
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Promise of Vegas vacation if horse wins Metro

on 08/21/2012 2:00 AM
If Adriano Sorella wins"The Big One,” the $1-million Metro Pace, with Vegas Vacation, plenty of other people, 40, to be exact, will be flying high courtesy of the 2-year-old pacer's owner.   Eight months ago Sorella vowed that if the son of Bettors Delight-Dont You Smile wins the richest race on the continent for 2-year-old pacers, set for Saturday, Sept. 1, at Mohawk, he would treat tr...
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