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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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South Pacific fastest in PASS 2FP divisions

on 08/21/2012 2:00 AM
Three divisions of Pennsylvania Sire Stakes (PASS) for 2-year-old filly pacers were contested Tuesday afternoon at The Meadows, with heavy favorites Champagne Tonight and South Pacific taking the first two $105,921 divisions and longshot Novascotia Hanover capturing the third $106,321 division.   Champagne Tonight, a daughter of Western Terror driven by Tony Hall for trainer Clair Umholtz...
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Meadowlands finishes with handle up 2.5%

on 08/20/2012 2:00 AM
Meadowlands Racetrack capped its 2012 harness meet with a spectacular display of stakes races and events that drew increases in attendance and handle over the previous year. Night-time attendance on Friday (August 17) was 4,014 vs. 3,941 for the 2011 finale, which was raced on a Saturday. Live wagering was $424,227 vs. $396,719 in 2011, while the Meadowlands total handle was $2,479,596 for the...
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Meadows to card $50,000 invitationals Sept. 7

on 08/20/2012 2:00 AM
The live card at The Meadows on Friday, Sept. 7, figured to be plenty exciting, as it features all four Pennsylvania Sires Stake championships — each worth $200,000 — for 2-year-olds.   Now, The Meadows, in association with the Meadows Standardbred Owners Association (MSOA), is enhancing the excitement by adding four $50,000 Invitational events to the card. The Invitationals wi...
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Bergman nominated for Bergstein Award

on 08/20/2012 2:00 AM
Team Valor International has issued an automatic nomination to Jay Bergman of Daily Racing Form for the inaugural Stanley Bergstein Writing Award, recognizing an August 13 column in which he examined the perilous relationship between lax drug testing and rising purses at racetracks with slot machines. Bergman focused on harness racing, writing that "the combination of slot-infused purses an...
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Thinking Out Loud, Bolt The Duer in KYSS splits

on 08/20/2012 2:00 AM
Thinking Out Loud, winner of the $1.5 million North America Cup, and Bolt The Duer, winner of the $500,000 Adios, have drawn into separate $15,000 divisions of the first leg of Kentucky Sire Stakes (KYSS) for 3-year-old colt pacers on Thursday night, Aug. 23, at The Red Mile. Also on the card are pairs of $15,000 KYSS divisions for 3-year-old filly pacers, 3-year-old colt trotters and 3-y...
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Wishing Stone back in U.S. with Minor

on 08/20/2012 2:00 AM
If trainer Dewayne Minor seems more cheerful than usual during the early morning hours around his stable, there is a reason. Wishing Stone is back in town. A multiple stakes winner whose victories include the 2010 Kentucky Futurity, Wishing Stone has been racing in Europe since the end of his 3-year-old season. Minor, who owns the horse with TLP Stable, Jerry Silva and Deo Volente Farms, said ...
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Vernon gearing up for State Fair weekend

on 08/20/2012 2:00 AM
Vernon Downs is gearing up for the State Fair weekend (August 24 – 26) featuring the 2-year old New York bred races, the $ 700,000 (e) Zweig Memorial Trot, and the Sixth Annual $ 50,000 Drivers' Championship. Vernon will be putting on a carnival like atmosphere at the track all weekend long, holding owner barbeques, a Sunday morning brunch, and a free horsemen's golf outing. The State Fai...
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Wheeling N Dealin sweeps Bridger Series

on 08/20/2012 2:00 AM
Wheeling N Dealin remains undefeated in his rookie campaign after delivering as the 1-5 favorite in the $50,000 Bridger Trotting Series final on Monday night at Mohawk.   The son of Cantab Hall-Quick Credit front-stepped his way to score the series sweep and his fourth lifetime victory for trainer Dustin Jones and driver Sylvain Filion.   As Hobsons Choice (Ron Waples) le...
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Wind Me Up clocks Bad As Thunder's streak

on 08/20/2012 2:00 AM
Ted Gewertz, Elmer Fannin, Robert Feldman and George Teague's Wind Me Up ($5, Montrell Teague) was a wire-to-wire winner in Monday's $18,000 Open Pace at Harrington Raceway in 1:54.   Sent off as the second choice behind heavily favored As Bad As Thunder who was bidding for his sixth straight win, Wind Me Up left alertly from the rail and assumed command which forced his rival to si...
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Vlos scores in Tioga feature

on 08/20/2012 2:00 AM
Vlos, driven by Fern Paquet Jr., captured Monday evening's featured $16,500 Open Pace at Tioga Downs.   Starting from post position number six, Paquet made and uncharacteristic move with Vlos and took him off the gate to settle in last as the field went by the opening quarter in :27.1. As the field headed towards the half, Vlos inherited the fifth-place position as Pacinello (Luke P...
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