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Only 2 in Fox; Ind-sired colts in other races

on 08/15/2012 2:00 AM
Only two horses will contest the historic Fox Stakes at the Indiana State Fair on Thursday, Aug. 16. Starting from post one will be Applejack Hanover, a son of Dragon Again owned by Wrenn Racing and Oldford Stables and trained and driven by Peter Wrenn, while Agood Time To Rock, a three-quarter brother to $1 million winner Annieswesterncard, will start from post two. Joe Seekman trains Agood T...
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Sweden's Tamla Celeber coming to Red Mile

on 08/15/2012 2:00 AM
Tamla Celeber won the European Championship for mares on Wednesday night (Aug. 15) at the Solvalla track in Stockholm, Sweden, and after the race trainer Roger Walmann said he would be shipping her to the U.S. to compete in the Allerage Trot for mares at The Red Mile on Sunday, Oct. 7, the same day as the Kentucky Futurity. The mare is also eligible to the Breeders Crown.   Walmann ...
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Nato Dream among Melander's big winners

on 08/15/2012 2:00 AM
Stefan Melander, the trainer-driver of 2001 Hambletonian champion Scarlet Knight, and who was at the Meadowlands earlier this month to take photos of the race, enjoyed a great night at the Solvalla track in Stockholm on Wednesday when he won three of the top events on the card.   Melander won the $150,000 Anniversary Trot with Friction, a 5-year-old son of Scarlet Knight-Hermit...
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Sires Stakes hat trick for McIntosh, Waples

on 08/15/2012 2:00 AM
Randy Waples and Bob McIntosh combined for a Grassroots hat trick at Flamboro Downs on Wednesday afternoon, landing 2-year-old pacing fillies Pan Luis Obispo, Western Empress and Expresso Yourself in the winner's circle. Pan Luis Obispo led off the McIntosh Stable hit parade, delivering an impressive 10 1/4-length victory in her Grassroots debut. The No Pan Intended daughter posted a 1:56.4 mi...
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Fields set for big Super Sunday in Philly

on 08/15/2012 2:00 AM
There was a time when owner Richard Gutnick would have considered seeing two of his horses win stakes races at his home track as the best day of his harness racing life.   Now, it will have to do as a memorable No. 2.That is because Gutnick saw his horse Market Share win the $1.5 million Hambletonian on August 4 at Meadowlands Racetrack just an hour after his Chapter Seven won the N...
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Harness Night School set for Thursday

on 08/15/2012 2:00 AM
Harness Night School, the racing industry's national online fan education program dedicated to the Standardbred set, offers a fifth session Thursday, Aug. 16 at 7 p.m. ET, with a focus on "Class, Conditions and Shippers.”   Meadowlands race secretary Peter Koch and Chicago-based handicapper Mike "The Coyote” Antoniades will serve as guest panelists. Koch directs the program and ...
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McAlvin sets PA Stallion record in 1:52.3 win

on 08/14/2012 2:00 AM
McAlvin, a $7,500 yearling acquisition, outperformed his expectations once again on Monday at The Meadows when he ripped off his third straight Pennsylvania Stallion Series victory in a stakes record 1:52.3.   The $140,000 event for 2-year-old colt and gelding pacers was contested over seven divisions, with Fraternity, Eddie Sweat, Normandy Invasion, Desperation, Momma's Jolt a...
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First-of-a-kind draw for Czernyson in Moni Maker

on 08/14/2012 2:00 AM
After seeing his four horses draw the four inside posts for Friday night's $191,500 Moni Maker Stakes at Meadowlands Racetrack, trainer Jonas Czernyson joked he might have depleted his allotment of luck.   "I'm kind of worried about that,” Czernyson said, laughing. "I've never had (a draw like that) happen before.”   Czernyson's quartet of 3-year-old filly trotters i...
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Plainridge's Calderone to announce at Fenway

on 08/14/2012 2:00 AM
Plainridge Racecourse announcer Lenny Calderone told harnessracing.com Tuesday morning that he has been asked by the Boston Red Sox to be their guest public address announcer at Fenway Park for the Aug. 24 game versus the Kansas City Royals. "It's crazy, just crazy,” Calderone said with a laugh of his upcoming gig at Fenway. "It's too much. I'm sure I'll have butterflies, but I'm sure the...
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Edward Hartley dies at age 71

on 08/14/2012 2:00 AM
Edward L. Hartley, age 71, of Bellville, Ohio, passed away Aug. 11 in MedCentral Mansfield Hospital following a sudden illness. He was a longtime Standardbred owner-breeder and owned more than 100 horses over many years. His 80-acre farm was adjacent to Winterwood Farm and he was a close friend of Winterwood owner Albert Adams. His favorite horse was Trot For Joy, a trotting stallion with ...
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NYSS 2FP splits on tap Thursday at Monticello

on 08/14/2012 2:00 AM
The cream of the crop of the New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) 2-year-old pacing fillies will be looking to add precious points to seasonal resumes with hopes of having enough to be among the top eight who will automatically earn a berth in their $225,000 final on the Night of Champions on Sept. 22.   Two divisions—one for $71,815 and the other for $73,115—will be the featured attrac...
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Tarpon Hanover vs. Captaintreacherous

on 08/14/2012 2:00 AM
Twenty-two of the sport's top two-year-old pacing colts will be showcased this Saturday night at Mohawk when they contest three divisions of the Nassagaweya Stakes. The Nassagaweya is a springboard to the $1 million Metro Pace, which is slated for Saturday, Sept., at Mohawk.   Tarpon Hanover is the richest rookie pacer in North America this season with earnings of $242,250 and remai...
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Johns Polyview sets stakes mark at Meadows

on 08/14/2012 2:00 AM
Johns Polyview, a 3-year-old colt by McArdle, stole the show at The Meadows on Tuesday afternoon as he won an $81,444 Pennsylvania Sire Stakes division in a track and stakes-record setting time of 1:51.1. Donna Marshall trains the homebred for John Mortberg's Mortberg Trust of Torrance, Calif. He lowered the stakes and track mark of 1:51.2 set last year by Dapper Dude.   Driver Davi...
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McDermotts, writer Brennan honored by NJ writers

on 08/14/2012 2:00 AM
Trainers John McDermott and Kevin McDermott as well as Bergen Record reporter John Brennan will be honored by the New Jersey chapter of the U.S. Harness Writers Association in winner's circle ceremonies after the first race on Friday night at Meadowlands Racetrack. First race post time is 6:35 p.m.   The McDermotts, brothers who are Kearny, New Jersey natives, will receive the Stanl...
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Parker wins 5, Arts Day wins 8th at Mighty M

on 08/14/2012 2:00 AM
Zeke Parker broke out again reining five winners on the 12-race card on Tuesday at Monticello Raceway. It marks the third time in the past two weeks that Parker has won five or more races on a card.   Parker got his day rolling with a 1:55.4 victory with Stanley Indig's recently-claimed Fuguzzi ($3) in the second race. It was the second start and second consecutive win for...
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Smoother Ride fastest in 2CT PA Stallion splits

on 08/14/2012 2:00 AM
Me And Cinderella and Smoother Ride each won their fourth consecutive race to highlight Pennsylvania Stallion Series action on Tuesday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. There were six Stallion Series divisions held for 2-year-old colts and geldings on the trot, each carrying a purse of $20,000.   Me And Cinderella (Cantab Hall-Missy's Goalfire), owned by Bluestone Farms and trai...
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Put On A Show ready for Golden Girls

on 08/14/2012 2:00 AM
Chris Ryder might not be willing to guarantee a victory by Put On A Show in Friday's $218,850 Golden Girls for pacing mares at Meadowlands Racetrack, but the trainer believes his horse is ready for another top performance.   Put On A Show is coming off a world-record 1:47.3 win in the $253,700 Lady Liberty on Hambletonian Day at the Meadowlands. She faces 10 rivals in the Gold...
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Rosecroft fall meet applications now available

on 08/13/2012 2:00 AM
Applications for Rosecroft Raceway's 29-date fall harness meet are now available on-line. Live racing will commence Saturday, Sept. 15, and run every Tuesday and Saturday evening through Dec. 22. First race is 7:25 p.m.   The first condition sheet for the fall meet will be posted on-line Aug. 24. Qualifiers will be conducted Saturday, Sept. 8, at 10 a.m.   The fall meet w...
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Harrington set to open Monday night

on 08/13/2012 2:00 AM
Harrington Raceway's 66th season of live harness racing will resume Monday night with a 15-race program.   The featured $18,000 Open Pace will go postward as the final leg of the pick four (races 3-6) and boasts Elizabeth Brittingham's As Bad As Thunder (2-1, Bret Brittingham) who is bidding for his fifth straight win. The 6-year-old Badlands Hanover gelding was claimed for $15,000 ...
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Tirade Hanover sets 1:55.4 mark at Tioga

on 08/13/2012 2:00 AM
The New York Sire Stakes and Excelsior for freshmen trotting colts accounted for 10 of the 12 races on the Monday night card at Tioga and were true to the promise of unpredictable form that baby trotters exhibit.   Top driver Brian Sears made the trip from Jersey for just the one drive on Tirade Hanover and Sears made it count. The precocious gelded son of first crop sire Crazed r...
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