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Favorites feast in CBC eliminations

on 07/13/2012 2:00 AM
Favorites didn't disappoint the betting public when 30 Canadian-sired 3-year-old trotters stormed into Mohawk on Friday night to contest a trio of Canadian Breeders Championship eliminations.   I'm On Cloud Nine and Miss Paris captured their respective $35,651 eliminations for fillies and Prestidigitator scored in the lone $68,168 dash for colts and geldings.   The Kevin O'Reilly-t...
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Kenna Lynn one of six wins for Page at Scioto

on 07/13/2012 2:00 AM
Friday the 13th certainly wasn't unlucky for Kenna Lyn as she sailed to victory in the $15,000 Open Pace for fillies and mares at Scioto Downs. Her winning time for driver Chris Page was 1:53.4. The 5-year-old daughter of Western Hanover paid $11.60 to win.   Idol was second for driver Kyle Ater while J.D. Wengerd steered Mi Amada to a third-place finish. It was the third win in eight st...
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2YO Major Athens impresses with 1:56.1 score

on 07/12/2012 2:00 AM
Major Athens brushed to the lead with a quarter-pole move and went on to victory in a stake-fastest 1:56.1 in a division of Wednesday's $315,724 Hickory Pride, a Pennsylvania Sires Stake for freshman cold and gelding trotters, at The Meadows.   Impressive as Major Athens was, he had to share the spotlight with Jimmy Takter. Harness racing's newest Hall of Famer swept the other three...
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Brookroad Knight's 1:53.4 fastest in NYSS

on 07/12/2012 2:00 AM
Delano and Brookroad Knight continued their winning ways during Wednesday night's $132,236 New York Sires Stakes feature for 3-year-old male trotters at Vernon Downs.   The crowd's choice Delano ($3.30) delivered his third straight NYSS score with a 1:55 performance in Wednesday's seventh session, while Brookroad Knight ($15.40) upset the favorite Coraggioso with a career-best 1:53....
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RMTC announces new executive director

on 07/12/2012 2:00 AM
The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) has announced the hiring of Dr. Dionne Benson as RMTC Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer. In her new position, which she assumed on July 9, Dr. Benson will provide administrative oversight of RMTC-funded research projects, the implementation of world-class laboratory drug testing standards, and the development and promotion o...
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Prayer Session favored in Connors Memorial

on 07/12/2012 2:00 AM
Prayer Session, who set a Hazel Park Raceway all-age track record with his 1:53.4 victory in his July 6 elimination for Friday night's $100,000 William Connors Memorial 3-Year-Old Colt Trot, has been installed the 2-1 morning-line favorite. Trainer Bobby Brower has named Hall of Famer Dave Magee to drive the gelded son of Like A Prayer from post seven. Prayer Session's biggest win to date i...
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SBOANJ awards 2 college scholarships

on 07/12/2012 2:00 AM
Veronica Fanning and Caitlin McDermott, daughters of two trainers, have been selected to receive the 2012 Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association of New Jersey college scholarships. The recipients will be honored in ceremonies in the Meadowlands winner's circle later this month and each will receive $2,500.   "We are pleased to be helping two outstanding students wh...
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Scioto increases purses again; open at $15,000

on 07/12/2012 2:00 AM
Purses at Scioto Downs are just like the temperatures this summer, they keep going up, up, up. Scioto implements its third purse increase in the past month when it begins its Thursday through Saturday racing schedule this week.   "Most purses are up 50 percent or higher,” says Stacy Cahill, track general manager. "The Open events will now go for $15,000.”   For examp...
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CBC 3-year-old elims on tap at Mohawk

on 07/12/2012 2:00 AM
Forty of the best Canadian-sired sophomores will take to the track to compete in their respective Canadian Breeders Championship eliminations this weekend at Mohawk.   Trainer-driver MikeVanderkemp will send two sons of Kadabra postward on Friday in the lone $68,168 elimination for trotting colts.   Reckon Im Ready is listed as the 9-2 second choice in the morning line. ...
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Hoosier to close meet with big Saturday card

on 07/12/2012 2:00 AM
Celebrity guests along with champion drivers and horses will close out Hoosier Park Racing & Casino's 2012 Standardbred meet Saturday, July 14, on the annual Hoosier Champions Night. This conclusion of the racing meet will feature two celebrity-filled charity exhibition races, 14 regularly scheduled races, including Indiana Sire Stakes championships. All Sires Stakes events for 3 year o...
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Sir Richard Z Tam in 1:51.4 in PASS 2CP

on 07/12/2012 2:00 AM
Sir Richard Z Tam kicked off Pennsylvania Sire Stakes (PASS) action for 2-year-old colt and gelding pacers Thursday afternoon at Harrah's Philadelphia with a national season's best 1:51.4 victory in the first of five $70,795 divisions. Sent off the 1-5 favorite off a 1:52.2 win in his career debut July 5 in a conditioned event at Philadelphia, Sir Richard Z Tam controlled the tempo with tra...
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Gural testifies at Senate hearing on drugs

on 07/12/2012 2:00 AM
The U.S. Senate Committee of Commerce, Science and Transportation held a hearing Thursday afternoon chaired by New Mexico Senator Tom Udall. Among the eight who testified was Jeff Gural, owner of Tioga Downs and Vernon Downs and operator of the Meadowlands Racetrack. After speaking for a few minutes on other problems racing currently has, including the marketing of the sport, Gural opened h...
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NEW Weekend Preview now available!

on 07/12/2012 2:00 AM
The latest edition of HarnessRacing Weekend Preview is now available by clicking below or signing up by following the link at the top of this home page. The Meadowlands Pace is this Saturday night and the drivers and/or trainers of all of the contenders offer their thoughts about their chances. Also in this edition, Corey Callahan talks about Googoo Gaagaa's miscues in the Yonkers Tro...
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NJSS freshman trotters in action at Big M

on 07/12/2012 2:00 AM
Two-year-old trotters of both sexes were in action Thursday night at the Meadowlands as the track hosted the first round of New Jersey Sire Stakes (NJSS). Thirteen male trotters were divided into a pair of $18,000 divisions, while 20 fillies were split into two $20,000 divisions.   The first race on the card was the first NJSS division for colts and geldings. Several breakers reduce...
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Trace Tetrick wins 2,000th race at Hoosier

on 07/12/2012 2:00 AM
Trace Tetrick scored his 2,000th career win on Thursday at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. Tetrick brought home Ohmygosh Hanover, a 4-year-old gelding trained by Tom T Tetrick and co-owned by Tetrick's mother Mary Alice with CC Racing, in the eighth race on the 13-race card to reach the milestone. The accomplishment was a family affair as Tetrick also scored with Blazin With P...
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LF Topaz sparkles at Scioto

on 07/12/2012 2:00 AM
LF Topaz came from off the pace to win the featured trot at Scioto Downs on Thursday, scoring in 1:58.1 by three-quarters of a length. The 8-year-old gelded son of Valley Victor was driven by Kyle Ater and is trained by his father Dan Ater for ower Ned Hodkinson of Ohio.   LF Topaz was co-favored with Upfront Jesse, but while driver Chris Page sent Upfront Jesse sent to the front ea...
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Florida-sired 2YOs in action at Pompano

on 07/11/2012 2:00 AM
It was a beautiful evening in South Florida dominated by a promising group of 2-year-old state-bred prospects hitting the track for their first career starts on Wednesday (July 11) at The Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park. Purses ranged from $4,500 to $6,000 in the Florida Standardbred Breeders And Owners Association (FSBOA) Sunshine State Stakes.   Florida's 2-year-old pacing fillies...
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"There are nine other guys trying to beat you"

on 07/11/2012 2:00 AM
Ron Waples won the Meadowlands Pace in his first try, driving Ralph Hanover to victory in 1983. On Saturday night, Randy Waples will attempt to duplicate his father's accomplishment when he drives North America Cup champion Thinking Out Loud in the $600,000 Meadowlands Pace at the Meadowlands Racetrack.   Waples and Thinking Out Loud advanced to the Meadowlands Pace final with ...
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Winners Bayonne to open July 17

on 07/11/2012 2:00 AM
Eat. Drink. Bet. Those three words will all be under the same roof when Winners Bayonne opens to the public on Tuesday, July 17. Branded as a sports bar with action, the 25,000 square-foot venue boasts two large simulcast areas, a VIP room and a 38-seat bar and full-service restaurant operated by McLoone's. With more than 150 television screens, the facility aims to please horseplayers and ...
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Haughton winner Weingartner set to qualify

on 07/11/2012 2:00 AM
Peter Haughton Memorial winner Weingartner will return to action in Thursday morning's qualifiers at the Meadowlands Racetrack after missing time because of a pastern bone fracture. The 3-year-old colt trotter will be driven by trainer Jimmy Takter, who still hopes the horse can be ready for the Hambletonian eliminations on July 28 at the Meadowlands. The $1.5 million Hambletonian final i...
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