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Vernon familiar territory for Archangel

on 08/24/2012 2:00 AM
Archangel will see familiar foes in Sunday's $350,000 Dr. Harry M. Zweig Memorial for 3-year-old male trotters, but this time it is on his home turf. The Zweig, being held for the first time at Vernon Downs, features five horses that competed in the Hambletonian, including winner Market Share, third-place finisher My MVP, fourth-place Archangel and beaten favorite Uncle Peter. &nb...
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Maryland champs include Cam's Rocket offspring

on 08/24/2012 2:00 AM
Ocean Downs hosted the Maryland Sire Stakes Showcase of Champions and Carnival of Racing on Thursday night (August 23). The enthusiastic crowd enjoyed a great night of races, hat and shirt giveaways from both the USTA and Ocean Downs, plus drawings for many other prizes. The kids in the crowd were treated to pony rides and face painting plus the Standardbred Star books. The night started wi...
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Interim report released in Ontario

on 08/24/2012 2:00 AM
Today, Ted McMeekin, Ontario Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, released the following statement on the status of consultations being led by the horse racing transition panel, which came to the conclusion that the decision to end the Slots at Racetracks program by the government was the proper decision.   The 48-page report includes a chart that shows that of...
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License granted for Cal Expo harness meet

on 08/24/2012 2:00 AM
The California Horse Racing Board unanimously approved the license application of new harness operator Watch and Wager.com LLC at their Thursday meeting. The Board also approved the management agreement between Watch and Wager and Golden Bear Racing LLC for the day-to-day operation of the race meet. The approval was contingent on the receipt of a few outstanding safety items.   ...
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Pink Camo still red-hot in Ohio Breeders

on 08/24/2012 2:00 AM
Pink Camo rolled to her fourth straight win in setting a 1:52.4 track mark at Scioto Downs for freshman pacing fillies. Her victory came for driver Tony Hall in the $20,000 Ohio Breeders Stakes on Friday night.   Made the 1-9 favorite by bettors, Pink Camo grabbed the lead early in the mile and discouraged any challenges with a final half mile timed in :55.2. Second choice Cati...
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Rock N Soul, Second Hand News win at Yonkers

on 08/24/2012 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway's usual Friday night pair of $44,000 co-featured Opens--this week handicapped for distaff pacers, but not for trotters--were won by a repeating Rock N Soul (Jason Bartlett, $15.40) and favored Second Hand News (Brian Sears, $3.60).   Rock N Soul, remanded outside her seven rivals, tucked in fourth as Keeper's Destiny (Mark MacDonald) made the lead around Ticket to Ro...
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Digital Lexington sale catalog now available

on 08/23/2012 2:00 AM
The catalog for the 2012 Lexington Selected Yearling Sale is now available on the company's website, www.lexingtonselected.com, or on the popular Equineline sales catalog app for the iPad.   The catalog in its entirety may be downloaded from the Lexington Selected website, or pages may be sorted by sire, dam, consignor or session. There is also a brand new "sortable sale roster” w...
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82YO Boots Dunn drives PA fair winner

on 08/23/2012 2:00 AM
The third day of racing at the Crawford County Fairgrounds in Meadville, Pennsylvania brought the return of Walter "Boots” Dunn to the bike, and at age 82, he proved that he can still get the job done. Dunn, a longtime USTA Director and the winningest amateur driver in the sport with more than 1,150 career wins, went wire-to-wire in an overnight non-winners pace, catch-driving SJs America...
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Handover Belle wins Kentuckiana Stallion 2FT

on 08/23/2012 2:00 AM
Handover Belle moved first-over from third for driver Mike Lachance to win Wednesday night's $190,800 Kentuckiana Stallion Management 2-Year-Old Filly Trot at Indiana Downs in 1:56. Finishing second, 1 3/4 lengths behind the Tony Alagna trainee at the wire, was the odds-on favorite Frau Blucher, who made an early break with driver Brian Sears but recovered quickly.   The Peter Wrenn-drive...
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Gural this year's LBJ Wall of Fame honoree

on 08/23/2012 2:00 AM
Jeff Gural, chairman of Tioga Downs and Vernon Downs and the managing member of the New Meadowlands Racetrack, has been elected the 28th Little Brown Jug Wall of Fame honoree. "This is a big honor for me. To be honest, my favorite two days of the year are when I come to Delaware for the Jugette and Little Brown Jug," said Gural. "Honestly, it is very depressing when the Jug is over because ...
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From world wide web to Metro

on 08/23/2012 2:00 AM
If you had asked Cosmo "Sam" DePinto months ago if Smokealittlesmoke would contest a $40,000 Metro Pace elimination this Saturday at Mohawk… his answer would be simple. "I'd start laughing,” he said. "I'd surely bet against it.”   Smokealittlesmoke has been a pleasant surprise according to the New Jersey-based conditioner.   Although the son of Yankee Cruiser-Cather...
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Wi-fi wagering now at Meadowlands, Bayonne

on 08/23/2012 2:00 AM
Wireless betting is now more convenient than ever before at Meadowlands Racetrack and Winners Bayonne.   Wi-fi networks at both facilities are enabling bettors to wager from their laptop, iPad or smartphone. At the Meadowlands, the network is currently available in the VIP teletheater, while the signal is facility-wide at Winners Bayonne. Players familiar with Tiny Tim wagering will...
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Bid for Springsteen tickets to benefit SRF

on 08/23/2012 2:00 AM
The Standardbred Retirement Foundation (SRF) will be auctioning a Bruce Springsteen concert package for Wednesday Aug.  29, at the Vernon Downs Casino and Hotel in NY. The package includes (2) tickets, Row K, Seats 18 and 19 for the concert; two nights hotel accommodations at Vernon Downs Casino and Hotel including breakfast daily; dinner for two on the evening of the concert, a...
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Top older trotters at Rideau Carleton Sunday

on 08/23/2012 2:00 AM
Rideau Carleton Raceway in Canada will play host to the 48th edition of the Frank Ryan Memorial Trot on Sunday night. The event will be held as race 13 with a tentative post time of 10:27 p.m. The seven-horse race features Maple Leaf Trot champion Mister Herbie, 2011 Breeders Crown Mare Trot winner Frenchfrysnvinegar and 2011 Canadian Trotting Classic winner Daylon Magician. Also of note, ...
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ORC cancels Windsor Raceway's license

on 08/23/2012 2:00 AM
The Ontario Racing Commission on Thursday issued the following ruling regarding Windsor Raceway and its license. Here is the ruling:   In accordance with Section 25 of the Racing Commission Act, 2000, the Director of the Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) has conditionally canceled Windsor Raceway's ORC licence effective August 31, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. There are certain financial terms and con...
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11 entered in Cane elim, two receive final byes

on 08/23/2012 2:00 AM
Eleven 3-year-old pacing colts dropped in the entry box on Thursday morning at Tioga Downs for harness racing's first jewel of the 2012 Pacing Triple Crown, the Cane Pace.   One $107,572 elimination race will take place on Sunday night (Aug. 26) at Tioga Downs (post time 6:50 p.m.) with a field of nine after A Rocknroll Dance and Time To Roll accepted byes to the final. Pet Rock, who p...
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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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