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Tammy Hoovler 2012 Lady Pace honoree

on 08/16/2012 2:00 AM
Tammy Hoovler, a harness horse breeder and owner since 1968, is the 2012 Delaware County Fair Lady Pace honoree. The Pataskala, Ohio, native will be honored in winner's circle ceremonies on Jug Day afternoon at the Delaware, Ohio County Fair. "I grew up on a dairy farm with my mother, Helen and my father, Kenneth (Ted) Foor. My Dad's father, Elmer Foor, also raced horses as early as 1918. Our d...
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Latest Weekend Preview now available

on 08/16/2012 2:00 AM
With so much great racing this weekend, starting with the big card at the Meadowlands Friday night and continuing with 2 year olds in action at Mohawk in the Nassagaweya and Eternal Camnation, and then the Super Sunday stakes card at Harrah's Philadelphia, you need a list of post times and past performances to keep up with the action, and you get it all in the weekly, FREE, Harnes...
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Pacing fillies lower Monticello track mark

on 08/16/2012 2:00 AM
The sun was shining brightly and the wind whispered softly on Thursday afternoon at Monticello Raceway when 2-year-old pacing fillies raced for nearly $210,000 in New York-sired action, and when the racing was over the track record for the freshman fillies fell, not once, but twice. Actually the former mark of 1:56.4 set in 1995 by Chi Chi's Girl and driver Matt Romano was bettered four times du...
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Won The West headed for horse shows

on 08/16/2012 2:00 AM
When trainer Ron Burke looks back on the career of standout pacer Won The West, he remembers a lot of fast miles and big wins. But what stands out most of all is the look. "He is the most beautiful Standardbred I ever saw,” Burke said. "He absolutely is the picture of the breed.   "I think he will be remembered for how good he was for such a long time, but I think for the people that ha...
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New inductees into Canadian Hall of Fame

on 08/16/2012 2:00 AM
Standardbred stars Astreos, Kadabra and Mystic Mistress headlined this year's class of inductees into Canada's Horse Racing Hall of Fameon Thursday night in a ceremony at the Mississauga Convention Centre in Mississauga, Ont. The 2012 Standardbred Inductees are: Astreos - Male Horse Category; Kadabra - Male Horse Category; Mystic Mistress – Female Horse Category; Dave Wall - Trainer/Drive...
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Chip Noble drives 5,000th winner

on 08/15/2012 2:00 AM
Sam "Chip” Noble, III, one of Ohio's and the sport's leading drivers, scored career victory 5,000 on Aug. 14 at the Troy Ohio fair, when he guided She Can Attack to win an Ohio Fair Stake in 2:02.   Noble, 58, a native and resident of Xenia, Ohio, is in his fifth decade of driving horses and has career earnings of $27,398,190. He scored his best earning season in 1998, when the ho...
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2YO trotters in Ontario Sires Stakes action

on 08/15/2012 2:00 AM
Two-year-old trotting colts took centerstage at Georgian Downs on Tuesday evening, with Enough About You clocking the quickest mile of eight Grassroots divisions.   Starting from post 1 in the third $24,000 division, Enough About You and driver Billy Davis Jr. took command of the race before the halfway marker and cruised home unchallenged in 1:59.2. The Mutineer colt crossed the finis...
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Running Aces drivers donate for fellow driver

on 08/15/2012 2:00 AM
A large number of drivers and trainers at Running Aces Harness Park pledged all of their 5 percent commissions on the Tuesday night (Aug. 14) program to a fellow horseman and friend who was injured in a racing accident at the Minnesota five-eighths-mile oval on Aug. 5.   When the dust settled, a total of $3,475 was raised for Adam Hauser, the likeable local driver and blacksmith who...
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Archangel continues NYSS domination

on 08/15/2012 2:00 AM
Archangel continued his dominance in the New York Sire Stakes on Tuesday night at Saratoga Casino and Raceway.   The Peter Arrigenna trained 3-year-old scored impressively with Jim Morrill, Jr. at the controls. Archangel (Credit Winner) was the fourth-place finisher in the $1.5 million Hambletonian two weeks ago at the Meadowlands but here in New York, he has been nothing shy o...
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Canadian Hall of Famer Stew Firlotte dies

on 08/15/2012 2:00 AM
Canadian Hall of Fame trainer Stew Firlotte died early Wednesday morning, Aug. 15, at the age of 72 in Florida.   Included among Mr. Firlotte's standout horses were the 1982 Triple Crown champion Ralph Hanover, the 1989 Breeders Crown champion Town Pro, the 1993 Metro Pace winner Historic and millionaire His Mattjesty. He was inducted into the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of...
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Alexie Mattosie scratched from Haughton

on 08/15/2012 2:00 AM
Alexie Mattosie, who won the 2011 William Haughton Memorial at the Meadowlands, won't have a chance to defend his title as he has been scratched "lame” from Friday's $431,400 renewal of the race for older pacers. Co-owner Wil Alempijevic told harnessracing.com Wednesday afternoon that an injury discovered after a training mile earlier in the day prompted the decision. "Nik (trainer Nik Dr...
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Only 2 in Fox; Ind-sired colts in other races

on 08/15/2012 2:00 AM
Only two horses will contest the historic Fox Stakes at the Indiana State Fair on Thursday, Aug. 16. Starting from post one will be Applejack Hanover, a son of Dragon Again owned by Wrenn Racing and Oldford Stables and trained and driven by Peter Wrenn, while Agood Time To Rock, a three-quarter brother to $1 million winner Annieswesterncard, will start from post two. Joe Seekman trains Agood T...
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Sweden's Tamla Celeber coming to Red Mile

on 08/15/2012 2:00 AM
Tamla Celeber won the European Championship for mares on Wednesday night (Aug. 15) at the Solvalla track in Stockholm, Sweden, and after the race trainer Roger Walmann said he would be shipping her to the U.S. to compete in the Allerage Trot for mares at The Red Mile on Sunday, Oct. 7, the same day as the Kentucky Futurity. The mare is also eligible to the Breeders Crown.   Walmann ...
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Nato Dream among Melander's big winners

on 08/15/2012 2:00 AM
Stefan Melander, the trainer-driver of 2001 Hambletonian champion Scarlet Knight, and who was at the Meadowlands earlier this month to take photos of the race, enjoyed a great night at the Solvalla track in Stockholm on Wednesday when he won three of the top events on the card.   Melander won the $150,000 Anniversary Trot with Friction, a 5-year-old son of Scarlet Knight-Hermit...
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Sires Stakes hat trick for McIntosh, Waples

on 08/15/2012 2:00 AM
Randy Waples and Bob McIntosh combined for a Grassroots hat trick at Flamboro Downs on Wednesday afternoon, landing 2-year-old pacing fillies Pan Luis Obispo, Western Empress and Expresso Yourself in the winner's circle. Pan Luis Obispo led off the McIntosh Stable hit parade, delivering an impressive 10 1/4-length victory in her Grassroots debut. The No Pan Intended daughter posted a 1:56.4 mi...
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Fields set for big Super Sunday in Philly

on 08/15/2012 2:00 AM
There was a time when owner Richard Gutnick would have considered seeing two of his horses win stakes races at his home track as the best day of his harness racing life.   Now, it will have to do as a memorable No. 2.That is because Gutnick saw his horse Market Share win the $1.5 million Hambletonian on August 4 at Meadowlands Racetrack just an hour after his Chapter Seven won the N...
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Harness Night School set for Thursday

on 08/15/2012 2:00 AM
Harness Night School, the racing industry's national online fan education program dedicated to the Standardbred set, offers a fifth session Thursday, Aug. 16 at 7 p.m. ET, with a focus on "Class, Conditions and Shippers.”   Meadowlands race secretary Peter Koch and Chicago-based handicapper Mike "The Coyote” Antoniades will serve as guest panelists. Koch directs the program and ...
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McAlvin sets PA Stallion record in 1:52.3 win

on 08/14/2012 2:00 AM
McAlvin, a $7,500 yearling acquisition, outperformed his expectations once again on Monday at The Meadows when he ripped off his third straight Pennsylvania Stallion Series victory in a stakes record 1:52.3.   The $140,000 event for 2-year-old colt and gelding pacers was contested over seven divisions, with Fraternity, Eddie Sweat, Normandy Invasion, Desperation, Momma's Jolt a...
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First-of-a-kind draw for Czernyson in Moni Maker

on 08/14/2012 2:00 AM
After seeing his four horses draw the four inside posts for Friday night's $191,500 Moni Maker Stakes at Meadowlands Racetrack, trainer Jonas Czernyson joked he might have depleted his allotment of luck.   "I'm kind of worried about that,” Czernyson said, laughing. "I've never had (a draw like that) happen before.”   Czernyson's quartet of 3-year-old filly trotters i...
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Plainridge's Calderone to announce at Fenway

on 08/14/2012 2:00 AM
Plainridge Racecourse announcer Lenny Calderone told harnessracing.com Tuesday morning that he has been asked by the Boston Red Sox to be their guest public address announcer at Fenway Park for the Aug. 24 game versus the Kansas City Royals. "It's crazy, just crazy,” Calderone said with a laugh of his upcoming gig at Fenway. "It's too much. I'm sure I'll have butterflies, but I'm sure the...
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