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Thinking Out Loud aims for NA Cup/Pace double

on 07/05/2012 2:00 AM
Thinking Out Loud will try to become the ninth pacer in history to parlay a win in the North America Cup into a Meadowlands Pace victory.   Trained by Hall of Famer Bob McIntosh, the 3-year-old son of Ponder drew post three in the second of two $50,000 eliminations for the Pace, carded as races five and six on the 13-race program. The top five finishers in each elim advance to the $600,000...
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Palone to donate to horse adoption groups

on 07/04/2012 2:00 AM
As he closes in on Herve Filion's all-time North American career win record of 15,180 — he needs two to break the mark entering Thursday's action — Dave Palone is remembering the horses who helped him reach the top. Palone announced today that he will donate $1,000 each to horse adoption groups New Vocations and Standardbred Retirement Foundation in the names of the owner and trainer of th...
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ISS at Hoosier; Trace Tetrick nearing 2,000 wins

on 07/04/2012 2:00 AM
Dontfusswithruss and driver Trace Tetrick rolled home as winners in the fourth and final leg of the $30,000 Indiana Gold Sire Stakes for 3-year-old trotting colts and geldings on Tuesday (July 3) at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. The 3-year-old reigning freshman trotting champ turned in a powerful performance to score his second consecutive win and third Indiana Sire Stakes win. It was also t...
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Indiana horseman Junior Dalrymple dies

on 07/04/2012 2:00 AM
Junior B. Dalrymple, 86, died Sunday, July 1. Mr. Dalrymple lived a life dedicated to public service. In addition to serving as a fire chief in Oaklandon (Indiana), he was a Shriner and a Mason. He also worked for the Indiana State Fair Board, including several years in security, before retiring at age 80.   His true passion was the sport of harness racing, where he made many friends...
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San Pail to miss Maple Leaf Trot

on 07/04/2012 2:00 AM
San Pail, the three-time defending Maple Leaf Trot winner, will not line up behind the starting gate in the 2012 edition on July 21 at Mohawk, according to trainer Rod Hughes. Following his fifth-place finish in his June 22 qualifying event at Mohawk (timed in 1:58.3), San Pail did not put in the performance Hughes was hoping for.   "When Randy [Waples] was pulling him up after the ...
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Maevey Gravy wins stakes at Balmoral

on 07/04/2012 2:00 AM
Obermeier & Quaid Stable's Maevey Gravy provided the fireworks on Wednesday's Independence Day program at Balmoral Park as the 3-year-old filly knocked off six other diagonally gaited state-breds in the $12,000 Sorce Ann Stakes, scoring in 1:59.3.   Leaving alertly from post position five for driver Marcus Miller, the daughter of Northern Kid-Grace Elizabeth found a seat in thir...
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Our Lucky Chip snags third ISS at Hoosier

on 07/04/2012 2:00 AM
A group of seven lined up behind the gate for the fourth and final leg of the $30,000 Indiana Gold Sire Stakes for 3-year-old pacing colts and geldings at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Wednesday, July 4, and it was Our Lucky Chip who romped home a winner in 1:50.3. The colt turned in an impressive performance to score his third Indiana Sire Stakes victory.   Sent postward...
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Kyle Ater drives 3 Sire Stakes winners at Scioto

on 07/04/2012 2:00 AM
Kyle Ater scored a hat trick in Ohio Sires Stakes action at Scioto Downs on Wednesday, winning both pacing events and one of the two trots. His fastest ride came behind That Friske Feelin, who paced away from his foes in the stretch to trip the timer in 1:53.4, lowering his personal best by more than three seconds.   That Friske Feelin is trained by Fred Huff, Jr. who owns him in pa...
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Meadowlands to have higher pool guarantees

on 07/04/2012 2:00 AM
Meadowlands Racetrack will head into the heart of its stakes season with higher pool guarantees and several new wagers designed to stimulate more betting action. Starting July 7, the Saturday Pick 4 will feature a $100,000 pool guarantee. The Thursday and Friday pools are secured at $50,000. For the 2012 racing season, the Meadowlands Pick 4 pool has averaged $76,749. The average payoff thi...
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Gold Star Gidget upsets Quail in FL stakes

on 07/04/2012 2:00 AM
The 3-year-old pacing filly that looked unbeatable in Florida's State-bred program for 2012 has been defeated for the first time this year by her own kind. After sweeping the Florida Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association (FSBOA) Sunshine State Stakes, Quail was edged out in the $6,395 purse opening leg of the FSBOA Stakes on Wednesday evening, July 4, at The Isle Casino Racing Pompano P...
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Penn files app to move Raceway to Dayton

on 07/03/2012 2:00 AM
Penn National Gaming has reportedly filed with the Ohio State Racing Commission and the Ohio Lottery Commission a formal request to move its racetracks Raceway Park in Toledo and Beulah Park outside Columbus to Dayton and Youngstown, respectively, and for licenses to install video lottery terminals at both sites. Penn National opened a VLT parlor in late May in Toledo and is scheduled to open a...
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Archangel looking for Yonkers Trot victory

on 07/03/2012 2:00 AM
He's the best 3-year-old trotter racing in New York looking to win the best race for 3-year-old trotters in New York. Such is the Reader's Digest resume of Archangel, who prepares for another Yonkers Raceway work night, this time in Saturday's 58th Yonkers Trot.   For what it's worth, his name is first among the five entrants, who also include world champion Googoo Gaagaa, Market Share, M...
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16 entered in two Meadowlands Pace elims

on 07/03/2012 2:00 AM
Sweet Lou, hoping to bounce back following a fourth-place finish as the beaten favorite in the $1.5 million Pepsi North America Cup at Mohawk Racetrack, has drawn post two in the first of two eliminations for the Meadowlands Pace Saturday night at the Meadowlands. Thinking Out Loud, the winner of the NA Cup, will start from post three in the second elimination, a field that also includes the u...
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Meadows SOA announces scholarship winners

on 07/03/2012 2:00 AM
The Meadows Standardbred Owners Association (MSOA)  has announced its 2012 Collegiate Scholarship Winners. The awards will be formally presented in the winner's circle on Adios Day at The Meadows, July 28.   A $5,000 MSOA scholarship has been awarded to Caitlyn Bolon, daughter of Ben and Darla Jo Bolon of Washington, PA. Caitlyn attends Waynesburg University.   Travis Fif...
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Crown Jeweler helping kids learn at camp

on 07/03/2012 2:00 AM
With summer comes horse camps and kids. Former Ohio trotter Crown Jeweler, now 22, is a favorite when it comes teaching kids how to ride and drive for adopters Rob and Julie Wilson of Kentucky. "He is priceless,” says Wilson. "All the children love him and even ones as young as eight can drive him.”   Crown Jeweler raced 170 times over eight years and earned $88,000 for Harold Breiden...
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Scioto increases purses; hosts Sires Stakes

on 07/03/2012 2:00 AM
Stacy Cahill is greatly satisfied with the start of the 2012 season at Scioto Downs. "We've just implemented some huge purse increases in various classes,” said the track's general manager. "You're already seeing them in the purse amounts. This is a reward to owners and horsemen for their loyal support of Scioto Downs through some very difficult years. We look forward to a very bright and exci...
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Googoo Gaagaa draws post 1 in Yonkers Trot

on 07/03/2012 2:00 AM
World champion Googoo Gaagaa drew post position one for Yonkers Raceway's Yonkers Trot, first jewel of the Trotting Triple Crown. The 58th edition of Yonkers' premier trotting event is worth $445,594 and goes as the sixth race on Saturday night's 13-race wagering card. Post time is the usual 7:10 pm, with the Trot scheduled for approximately 9 pm.   The rest of the field i...
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Durkin at Yonkers to see Coraggioso win

on 07/03/2012 2:00 AM
Tuesday night's $337,270 New York Sire Stakes for 3-year-old colts and geldings was contested in three divisions, worth $113,090, $110,090 and $113,090, respectively, at Yonkers Raceway.   Talented homebred Coraggioso (Phil Fluet, $3.20) with co-owners/breeders Joe Spadaro and Tom Durkin dutifully in attendance, wired the first event in 1:56...a tick off the track record for 3-year-o...
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Palone now 2 wins away from Filion's record

on 07/03/2012 2:00 AM
With six wins on Tuesday's card at The Meadows, Dave Palone lowered his "Magic Number” to two to break Herve Filion's all-time North American career victory record of 15,180 and set the stage for his final assault on the mark Thursday.   The Meadows is dark Wednesday, but when action resumes Thursday at 12:55 pm, Palone is scheduled for 14 drives, including five with morning-line favori...
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Riccolo now 8-for-8 after Hanover win

on 07/02/2012 2:00 AM
Walter and Paige Paisley's Riccolo faced his toughest test to date in an amazing 2012 run on Sunday night at Balmoral Park and the son of Northern Kid-Touch Of Victory passed with flying colors as he rolled to a half-length victory in a career best of 1:54.2 while taking the $34,700 Hanover Stake for 3-year-old trotting colts.   Handled perfectly by driver Marcus Miller the ba...
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