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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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10 youngsters participate in Chicago camp

on 06/22/2012 2:00 AM
The Harness Horse Youth Foundation celebrated a one-day camp at Maywood Park Racetrack on June 13 with great success. A group of 10 youngsters from both Illinois and Indiana were in attendance garnering grooming, harnessing, and horsemanship tips from Maywood-based trainers. As well, the HHYF participants—ranging in ages from 10 to 14—witnessed a racehorse having its teeth floated by an on-t...
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Bettor's Edge, Coral Snake in 1:50.1 in NYSS

on 06/22/2012 2:00 AM
After turning in a big rally in the stretch drive in the North America Cup final, Bettor's Edge shipped over to Vernon Downs primed for a big effort in New York Sire Stakes competition, and he delivered. The 3-year-old colt by Bettor's Delight won his $44,000 split--one of three on the Friday Vernon card--in 1:50.1 with a first-over assault from the half.   Coral Snake and Betto...
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Quick N Slick wins fourth of the season

on 06/22/2012 2:00 AM
Quick N' Slick made a bold move in sweeping past the leaders at the three-quarter pole to win the featured Friday night trot at Scioto Downs. Hall of Famer Chip Noble was in the sulky for owner Frances Schloss and trainer Scott Mogan. The mile was timed in 1:57.2.   Despite drawing post seven in the 10-horse field, Quick N' Slick was sent off as the 3-2 favorite. CJ's Super Secret got out...
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Vernon increases purses

on 06/21/2012 2:00 AM
Vernon Downs will sport bigger purses starting with the Thursday (June 21) card. For example, the purse for the open trot and open pace have been increased $1,000 each, from $9,500 to $10,500.   Jason Settlemoir, Vice President of Racing, said, "We are happy to be able to have shown considerable improvement thus far in regards to wagering on our live product; our import number is up...
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Check Me Out's next race the Hudson Filly Trot

on 06/21/2012 2:00 AM
After the tough battle with Maven in the $530,000 Elegantimage final at Mohawk Raceway, racing against the colts might not be too much harder. But trainer Ray Schnittker said he won't decide whether or not his top filly trotter will take on the colts in the Hambletonian until just before the box closes for the eliminations. "I knew the Elegantimage would be tough,” said Schnittker of the ...
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Breeders Crown champ Artist's View retired

on 06/21/2012 2:00 AM
The 8-year-old pacing stallion Artist's View p,5, 1:49.4 ($788,811) has been retired according to Buzzy Sholty, who trained the son of Artsplace-Lady Ashlee Ann throughout his career.   Artist's View is out of the prolific broodmare Lady Ashee Ann and is a half brother to Ashlee's Big Guy p,1:50.4f ($978,168) and Betterthancheddar p,4,1:49.1f ($857,383).   He was bred by ...
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TrackMaster adds info to past performances

on 06/21/2012 2:00 AM
TrackMaster Past Performance programs, including the standard, platinum and pace printed versions, have all been upgraded to include additional information related to horse breeding.   "How certain horses meet conditions for particular races has prompted a number of inquiries from our customers over the years”, TrackMaster president David Siegel stated. "There was no way to tell h...
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Big night planned for Lisa Photo fund-raiser

on 06/21/2012 2:00 AM
Award-winning Meadowlands Racetrack photographer Michael Lisa and his wife, Annette, will host the third annual Lisa Photo Stride For The Cure race and fund raiser for the American Cancer Society on Saturday, June 23.   Designated the seventh race on Saturday's card, the Lisa Photo Stride For The Cure will feature horses and drivers wearing pink equipment to raise awareness for ACS'...
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