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Fall Bliss wins Tioga open in 1:50.3.

on 06/24/2012 2:00 AM
Fall Bliss and Mark MacDonald captured Sunday afternoon's $16,500 Open Pace at Tioga Downs in a new lifetime best of 1:50.3. Starting from post position number four in a field of six, MacDonald settled in fifth as Vlos (Eric Carlson) cut through fractions of :26.1, :54.2, and 1:22.2. As the field passed three quarters, Voice Of Truth (Fern Paquet Jr.) was first-over on the outside, with Fall B...
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Call Me The Breeze leads in Maine stakes

on 06/24/2012 2:00 AM
Three-year-old fillies took center stage on Sunday (June 24) as the Maine Sire Stakes program made its second appearance of the season at Scarborough Downs. The sophomore lasses contested three splits for purses in excess of $11,600 per dash under picture perfect conditions and a brilliant blue sky.   Call Me The Breeze posted a minor upset in the first stakes division, overpowering...
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NJ's Big Deal captures Maywood Pace

on 06/23/2012 2:00 AM
Illinois conceived and foaled three-year-old pacing colts took center stage on Friday, June 22nd at Maywood Park as a field of eight gathered for one of Maywood Park's signature races, the $123,000 Maywood Pace. With a name fitting for such an event Stevanna Turner & John Fletcher's NJ's Big Deal continued to lead the division through the first half of the season as he turned in a huge effor...
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Regulators, horsemen, vets meet about uniformity

on 06/23/2012 2:00 AM
Standardbred racing regulators from New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware said that they would work to harmonize regional racing rules and explore implementation of time-based limits on medication administration following a meeting at the Meadowlands prompted by calls for uniformity by Meadowlands operator Jeff Gural.   In addition, the Standardbred trainers and practicing veter...
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Burke Stable's Camille wins Ellamony Classic

on 06/23/2012 2:00 AM
Heavy favorite Camille swept up in the final strides to win the $221,000 Ellamony Classic on Saturday afternoon at Flamboro Downs.   With Brett Miller in the sulky for trainer Ron Burke, the 4-year-old Camluck-Art Of Design mare sat seventh for most of the mile before charging home to prevail in 1:52.2 a win photo over the closing Strike An Attitude (Randy Waples) and pacesetter War...
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Chapter Seven trots 1:50.4 world record

on 06/23/2012 2:00 AM
Chapter Seven easily overpowered the pacesetter, Winning Mister, to take the $40,000 Titan Cup Prep in world record fashion on Saturday night at the Meadowlands Racetrack.   Chapter Seven’s 1:50.4 clocking, which included a final panel of :26, was an all-time best for a 4-year-old trotting horse over any size track. Lucky Jim holds the 1:50.1 record for 4-year-old geldings...
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Googoo Gaagaa's 1:50.4 a new all-age mark

on 06/23/2012 2:00 AM
On a night when three track records and two world records had already been established at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, Googoo Gaagaa needed to come up with something special to steal the show. How does the fastest mile ever on a 5/8-mile oval work for you? Googoo Gaagaa came into the night having set a world record for 3-year-old colts on the trot of 1:51.3 in last week's Beal elimination. ...
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Keemosabe a Sunshine State winner

on 06/23/2012 2:00 AM
The Saturday evening card at Pompano kicked off the 2012 Sunshine State Stakes for 3 year old state-bred colts and geldings on both gaits for purses of $6,000 in Florida Standardbred Breeders And Owners Association (FSBOA) series.   Keemosabe, a colt who was sidelined by illness as a 2 year old, dominated his pacing rivals as a 1-9 favorite with a front-end, wrapped u...
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Fuzzylegsandall shaves his lifetime mark

on 06/23/2012 2:00 AM
The 2012 edition of the Maine Sire Stakes program launched its summer-long season on Saturday (Juje 23) as the 3-year-old colt pacing division rocketed to the raceway at Scarborough Downs. Three divisions went to the post, contested for purses in excess of $11,700 and the buzz around the Downs all week long centered around the possibility of track records being rewritten by the speedy sophomor...
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Hurrikane Kingcole, American Jewel set records

on 06/23/2012 2:00 AM
A record-setting night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs on Saturday, June 23, began with the first elimination for the Ben Franklin, a free-for-all pace which Pocono will host for the first time next week. George Brennan drove Aracache Hanover, trained by Gregg McNair, to the Pocono all-time mark for aged pacing stallions with a victory in 1:48.1. The previous mark of 1:48.2 was set by...
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Lindsey McKee wins women's 5K at Big M

on 06/23/2012 2:00 AM
More than $4,000 was raised to benefit the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer program during a day-night event that brought together athletes - both human and equine - on June 23 at the Meadowlands Racetrack.   A total of 168 runners sprinted across the finish line in the Meadowlands Racetrack and 95.5 WPLJ's inaugural Stride For The Cure 5K. Frank Ayala,...
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NJ's Big Deal favored in Maywood Pace

on 06/22/2012 2:00 AM
If last week's Maywood Pace eliminations at Maywood Park were any indication Friday's $123,000 final figures to be an exciting affair from start to finish. Carded as race 10 on the 14-race program this test brings together the top Illinois conceived and foaled 3-year-old pacing colts in the Prairie State.   Also on tap Friday night is the $38,138 Cardinal Stake for aged pacers which has ...
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Box closes soon for tickets to Hall of Fame dinner

on 06/22/2012 2:00 AM
If you plan to attend the induction ceremonies for this year's Living Hall of Fame in Goshen, the box is closing soon! The deadline for tickets is Wednesday. The Hall of Fame dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, July 1, on the lawn of hte Hall of Fame & Harness Racing Museum. This year's Hall of Fame inductee is horseman Jimmy Takter. Other honorees of the night will include C...
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Meadows to introduce 50-cent Pick 3s, 4s

on 06/22/2012 2:00 AM
The Meadows Racetrack & Casino announced that, effective July 2, it will lower the minimum bet on all Pick-3 and Pick-4 wagers to 50 cents from the current $1. In addition, the track will introduce a second Pick-4 on each card and eliminate the 50-50/Pick 5 wager.   The changes are pending approval by the Pennsylvania Harness Racing Commission, which will be considered later this...
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Ohio-bred mare Racy Tooter dies at 19

on 06/22/2012 2:00 AM
The 19-year-old pacing mare Racy Tooter, a winner of 27 races and $162,448 in purse earnings, died Monday, June 11, after breaking a leg while turned out at her home at R.C. Hunwick Farms in Galion, Ohio. A daughter of Tooter Scooter out of the $151,000-winning Gypsy Bret mare Race Muffin, Racy Tooter was bred and owned by Ron Hunwick Jr.'s R.C. Hunwick Farms. Racy Tooter made 130 starts over ...
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San Pail fifth in Mohawk qualifier

on 06/22/2012 2:00 AM
San Pail, the 2011 Horse of the Year in both the U.S. and Canada, finished fifth in a qualifier Friday morning at Mohawk Raetrack. It was the 8-year-old son of San Pellegrino's first appearance since finishing second to Windsong Geant in an Open Trot April 23 at Woodbine Racetrack.   In the qualifier, San Pail got away sixth for driver Randy Waples and finished six lengths behind in ...
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Owner Grandich issues SRF funding challenge

on 06/22/2012 2:00 AM
New Jersey horse owner Peter Grandich has made an offer--and issued a challenge to other owners--to help fund the Standardbred Retirement Foundation (SRF).   Grandich, responding to news that the equine rescue group will have 30 days to vacate its farm in Hamilton, N.J., announced that he would donate from the purse earnings of his horses to help the SRF.   "I'm pledging ...
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American Girl prevails in 12-horse ISS field

on 06/22/2012 2:00 AM
Post position proved to be no factor as American Girl overcame her rivals late in the lane to capture the third round of the $30,000 Indiana Gold Sire Stakes for 3-year-old pacing fillies at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday (June 22). Driven by Pete Wrenn, the daughter of Art's Chip was able to find her way through the 12-horse field to score her second victory of the season. &nb...
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MM's LuckyBoy takes Yonkers trot feature

on 06/22/2012 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway, undaunted by intermittent showers, persevered with a pair of $44,000 Friday night $44,000 co-features. The weekly Open Handicap Trot was won by MM's Lucky Boy (Brent Holland), zipping around the "good" oval in 1:54.2. That effort was a tick shy of the week-old, all-age track record by Blacktuxwhitesocks.   Leaving from post position three (in one slot after a defecti...
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Kiddie McCardle captures Tioga open

on 06/22/2012 2:00 AM
Kiddie McCardle and Corey Braden took home Friday night's $16,500 featured fillies and mares Open Handicap Pace at Tioga Downs, scoring in 1:52.3.   Leaving from post position three in a field of seven, Braden settled in third as Itstimeformetofly (Lewayne Miller) was on top through an opening quarter in :26.4. Runaway Tray (Jim Taggart Jr.), last week's winner, sat in the pocket pas...
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