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Chilitodayhotamale wins Dancer by 16 lengths

on 09/07/2012 2:00 AM
Chilitodayhotamale, newly paired with driver George Brennan, fired to the lead early and drew off to a 16-length victory in a stakes record equaling 1:56.3 in the $50,000 Helen Dancer on Friday (Sept. 7) at Freehold Raceway.   Odds-on favorite Aunt Mel, who carried a three-race winning streak, broke in the first turn and a strong challenge from Riverfest failed when she also broke st...
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Youth Foundation fundraiser set for Sept. 30

on 09/07/2012 2:00 AM
The Harness Horse Youth Foundation (HHYF) will be conducting its fourth annual Drive For Youth Fundraiser during the races at Lexington's historic Red Mile on Sunday (Sept. 30.) HHYF staff and trustees will be in the grandstand, clubhouse, paddock, and on the apron requesting pledges from drivers, trainers, owners and fans that day. Contributions will assist in supporting all HHYF activities, in...
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Quigley, Stillings to enter Harness Racing Hall of Fame

on 09/07/2012 2:00 AM
Robert (Bob) Quigley, the founding father of the dominant Meadowlands racetrack, from personnel to operating to racing philosophy, and Richard (Dick) Stillings, trainer and driver of many champion horses and continuing on as an excellent catch-driver, have been voted harness racing’s highest honor – membership in Harness Racing’s Living Hall of Fame. At the same time, Bob (Hollywood) Heyd...
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Wheeling N Dealin remains a perfect six

on 09/07/2012 2:00 AM
Wheeling N Dealin, driven by Sylvain Filion, remains undefeated in six career starts as he took the fastest of two $30,000 William Wellwood Memorial eliminations on Friday evening at Mohawk. The son of Cantab Hall will headline the $462,000 final slated on September 15, part of the $1 million Canadian Trotting Classic undercard. Filion tucked Wheeling N Dealin into third as Murmur Hano...
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Yonkers hosts $291,440 NYSS 2YO filly trot

on 09/07/2012 2:00 AM
Statebreds were again on display Friday night, with Yonkers Raceway hosting the $291,440 New York Sire Stakes Pat Quaglietta Trot for 2-year-old fillies. Four divisions--at $72,860 each--were consecutively contested. Barn Babe (John Cummings Jr.) continued her solid season, winning the opening event from the pocket in a life-best 1:59.2. Barn Babe tracked 7-10 choice Fifty Shades (Jeff...
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Hot Shot Blue Chip in Credit Winner upset

on 09/07/2012 2:00 AM
Hot Shot Blue Chip became harness racing's newest millionaire after he won a stretch battle with Chapter Seven to take the $200,000 Credit WinnerTrot in 1:51.2 on Friday night (Sept. 7) at Vernon Downs. Owned by Thomas Dillon and trained by Jonas Czernyson, the 6-year-old gelded son of Revenue S-Hustle N Muscle was driven to the victory by Corey Callahan. The win was the third in 14 ...
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Fashion Blizzard set Monticello mark in NYSS

on 09/06/2012 2:00 AM
Yet another track record fell by the wayside at Monticello Raceway this season when the New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) came into town. The latest came in a division of the $146,000 NYSS for 2 year-old trotting colts and geldings when Jimmy Morrill Jr. guided Fashion Blizzard to a 1:58.2 triumph on Wednesday. That clocking erased the one set by RC Royalty and driver Dan Daley on Aug. 29, 2005...
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Jack Holton, racing leader in Indiana, dies

on 09/06/2012 2:00 AM
John "Jack" P. Holton, 67, a past president of the Indiana Standardbred Association, died in the early morning hours of Sept. 2, surrounded by his wife and two sons. A lifelong resident of Indianapolis, Mr. Holton was a graduate of the Park School and DePauw University. Upon graduation he enlisted in the military and served in the United States Army. Upon returning from military service he ...
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Season over for Horse of the Year San Pail

on 09/06/2012 2:00 AM
San Pail, harness racing's reigning Horse of the Year in both Canada and the U.S., will not race again in 2012, according to Standardbred Canada.   After qualifying on Aug. 24 in 1:57.3, trainer and co-owner Rod Hughes stated that he'd have to see how the the 8-year-old son of San Pellegrino rebounded from a right-hind ankle injury that sidelined him for the summer. Hughes said ...
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Saratoga Harness to buy 30 percent of Ellis Park

on 09/06/2012 2:00 AM
A Kentucky Horse Racing Commission subcommittee on Wednesday gave approval to Saratoga Harness Racing Inc., the parent company of Saratoga Casino and Raceway in New York, to purchase 30 percent of Ellis Park Thoroughbred track in Henderson, Ky., for $4 million. The proposal will now go to the full racing commission for final approval.   According to reports, Ellis Park owner Ron Gea...
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Meadows hosts PASS 2-year-old championships

on 09/06/2012 2:00 AM
Pennsylvania's top freshmen will duel for statewide bragging rights--and big-time cash--this Friday when The Meadows Racetrack & Casino hosts the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes (PASS) championships for 2 year olds as the anchor of a card that will offer more than $1.2 million in purses.   In addition to the four PASS finals, the program features a $50,000 consolation in each division ...
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Top trotters invade Vernon Friday night

on 09/06/2012 2:00 AM
Vernon Downs is setting the stage for its End of Summer Showdown at the racetrack on Friday night (Sept. 7) highlighted by the $191,000 Muscle Hill Trot and $200,000 Credit Winner Trot. Also on tap for Friday night at Vernon Downs will be a horse beanie toy giveaway (while supplies last), the final of the horseplay car giveaway, and fireworks immediately following live racing. The excitement k...
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TrackMaster launches new handicapping tool

on 09/06/2012 2:00 AM
TrackMaster has announced the launch of their latest harness handicapping program, TrackMaster HarnessPro. A unique and powerful handicapping tool, it's a combination of all the features found in a sophisticated handicapping program, along with full past performance programs, conveniently presented as a web page based, all-in-one handicapping utility. "We are dedicated to the Harness indust...
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Red Mile to host $2 million KYSS championship night

on 09/06/2012 2:00 AM
The best 2- and 3-year-old trotters and pacers in the Bluegrass State will be out in full force at The Mile on Sunday, Sept. 9, as the historic Lexington racetrack hosts the $2 million Kentucky Sires Stakes (KYSS) Championship Night. Eight $250,000 finals will be featured on the race card, the richest Sire Stakes events offered in the United States. Post time for the first race is 7 p.m., w...
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Jugette/Jug Daily Double to be offered

on 09/06/2012 2:00 AM
Wagering will begin Sunday, Sept. 16, for the Little Brown Jug Future Pool No. 2 and the Jugette-Little Brown Jug Daily Double. The minimum wager for both the Future Bet No. 2 and the Jugette-Jug Daily Double is $1.   Advanced wagers for the Little Brown Jug Future Pool No. 2 can be made at racetracks and internet sites throughout North America and Europe and also at the Delaware Co...
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NEW! Weekend Preview now available

on 09/06/2012 2:00 AM
It's another big weekend of racing, not only with major stakes being contested at Mohawk Racetrack, but also with several states holding their Sires Stakes Championship nights. This week's HarnessRacing Weekend Preview takes a look at the Canadian Trotting Classic eliminations and a pair of Ontario-based contenders who hope to hold home court advantage over their rivals. Also, 2-year-old trott...
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Time To Kill, Southwind Cocoa win Dancers

on 09/06/2012 2:00 AM
Time To Kill and Southwind Cocoa were a pair of easy winners in the divided Marion Dancer Stakes for 2-year-old New Jersey-sired trotting fillies on Thursday (Sept. 6) at Freehold Raceway.   John Campbell sent Time To Kill off cover in the final turn and drew off to win the first division, the $30,750 fifth race, by four and a half-lengths over Connie Keeper. The first two finishers...
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Cane Pace winner vies in New York Sire Stakes

on 09/06/2012 2:00 AM
The New York Sires Stakes (NYSS) season continues on Saturday night at Batavia Downs Casino when the glamour division,3-year-old colt and gelding pacers roll into town, to compete for $129,520 to be split into two divisions. Headlining the festivities is the Cane Pace winner Dynamic Youth.   Dynamic Youth ships to Western New York fresh off a 1:48.4 victory in $322,716 Cane Pac...
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Meet Michael's Power: A 2012 millionaire

on 09/06/2012 2:00 AM
North America's leading money-winning 3-year-old pacer might not be a household name yet, particularly in the U.S., but that could be about to change.   Michael's Power, who has dominated the Ontario circuit on his way to $1 million in purses thanks to wins in 11 of 13 starts this year, is the 2-1 favorite in Saturday's $252,521 Simcoe Stakes at Mohawk Racetrack. Michael's Pow...
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Archangel leads NYSS winners at Yonkers

on 09/05/2012 2:00 AM
A trio of favorites, including Yonkers Trot winner Archangel, performed accordingly Tuesday night in Yonkers Raceway's $331,270 New York Sire Stakes Dick McGuire Trot for 3-year-old colts and geldings. The event paid tribute to the long-time New York Knick player and coach, who also just happened to be an avid horseplayer. Many McGuire family members and friends were on hand ...
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