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World record for Tui at Pocono Downs

on 05/25/2012 2:00 AM
Four-year-old mare Tui beat the boys in a $18,000 condition trot on Friday night, May 25 at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs and set a world record for her age group in the process. Racing in a condition for non-winner of $18,000 in the last five starts, Tui, the pride of the Don Wiest barn, left from post position #1 in a field of eight as the 3-2 favorite and burned right to the front end for ...
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Radar Contact, Blacktuxwhitesocks win at Yonkers

on 05/25/2012 2:00 AM
Locally-debuting Radar Contact (George Brennan) benefitted from a wicked speed duel Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's co-featured $36,000 Filly and Mare Open Pace. Leaving from post position No. 2 (in one notch after a defection due to sickness), the 3-4 choice watched as pole-sitting Quicksilvercandy A (Larry Stalbaum) had no intentions of letting Run on Luck (Mark MacDonald) go. That led ...
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Forever Showin Off upsets at Hoosier Park

on 05/25/2012 2:00 AM
Forever Showin Off and Charlie Conrad swept by their rivals late in the stretch to pull of the 15-1 upset in the featured $24,000 Fillies and Mares Open Pace at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday (May 25). Forever Showin Off prevailed for the second time of the season in the Open ranks at her home track as trainer-driver Charlie Conrad placed the 8-year-old mare in the pocket early before ...
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Foiled Again repeats in Molson Pace in 1:51.3

on 05/25/2012 2:00 AM
Foiled Again successfully defended his title in the Molson Pace and provided trainer Ron Burke with his third straight victory in Western Fair District's $300,000 signature race during an action-packed Friday night of harness racing in London, Ont.   It was a six-horse cavalry charge off the gate with elimination winner Aracache Hanover and Doug McNair out-sprinting the rest of the ei...
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Market Share capitalizes on miscue in NJSS action

on 05/25/2012 2:00 AM
Market Share romped to a nine-length victory in the second of two New Jersey Sire Stakes divisions for 3-year-old colt trotters on Friday night at the Meadowlands Racetrack.  Driven by Tim Tetrick, Market Share saved all the ground and easily scooped up the lion’s share of the $19,500 purse after chief rival Big Chocolate broke stride entering the final turn.  Market Share [$4]...
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Sophomore fillies dazzle in SBOA finals

on 05/25/2012 2:00 AM
Three-year-old filly trotters and pacers dazzled in their respective SBOA Stakes finals on Friday night at Mohawk. After lowering her lifetime mark in her elimination last week, trotting filly Im On Cloud Nine put forth another career-best performance in the $159,218 final. The Kevin O’Reilly trainee got under the wire in 1:54.2, which was one-fifth of a second off the stakes record. ...
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Up-in-class Surclasser upsets at Hoosier

on 05/24/2012 2:00 AM
Surclasser responded positively to a bump in class to take top honors and produce the 11-1 upset in the co-featured $24,000 Open Trot at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Wednesday.   Leaving from post three, Ricky Macomber Jr. settled Surclasser seventh along the rail while Trace Tetrick sent Jersey As to take the quick lead and dictate fractions of :27 and :55. Joe Putnam had th...
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Demolition of Lexington's Tattersalls underway

on 05/24/2012 2:00 AM
Demolition of the Tattersalls Sales Company facility in Lexington, Ky., is presently underway. For the better part of the past century, the special ambiance of the harness racing scene in Lexington in the fall included the sale of horses at Tattersalls. The Tattersalls property, which has had the same ownership as The Red Mile racetrack since the late 1950s, is being sold for development, w...
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Tim Tetrick updates status to "new father"

on 05/24/2012 2:00 AM
Driver Tim Tetrick has had to make a status update change on his Facebook page as he and his wife, Ashley, are now the proud parents of a baby girl, Trysta Lilly, born Wedneday.   Ashley's due date was actually Friday, but she delivered two days early. A couple days ago Tetrick told Ken Weingartner at Harness Racing Communications that, "They pretty much come whenever they want to, ...
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Hochstetler sweet on Big Chocolate

on 05/24/2012 2:00 AM
Trainer Homer Hochstetler cherished his first trip to the Hambletonian last year with Whit, and hopes to be back in this year's edition of harness racing's $1.5 million classic on Saturday, Aug. 4 with Big Chocolate. On Saturday night at the Meadowlands Racetrack, Big Chocolate looks to go two-for-two in New Jersey Sire Stakes when he leaves from post two in the second race, one of two $19,...
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Wild things, Palone you make my heart sing!

on 05/24/2012 2:00 AM
Legends' Week continues at CONSOL Energy Park during the Washington Wild Things' opening homestand, as harness driver Dave Palone graces the park to throw out the first pitch and meet with fans Thursday night.   Palone will highlight the Wild Things' "Legends' Week” with former Pittsburgh Pirate and Upper St. Clair native Sean Casey, longtime Pirate broadcaster Lanny Frattare, Ste...
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Bolt The Duer qualifies at Pocono in 1:50.1

on 05/24/2012 2:00 AM
Art Rooney Memorial entrant Bolt The Duer tuned up for the June 2 race by zooming to a 1:50.1 qualifying win at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs on Thursday morning. The 3-year-old Ponder colt carved out fractions of :29, :57.3 and 1:24.2 before rocketing home in :25.4 (for a back half in :52.3) to win by 24 3/4 lengths. Mark MacDonald drove the colt for trainer Pete Foley.   In oth...
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Economy Terror returns with PASS victory

on 05/24/2012 2:00 AM
Brian Sears had but one drive on the Thursday afternoon card at Harrah's Philadelphia before embarking on his trip to Sweden to drive Arch Madness in Sunday's famed Elitlopp, but he made the trip worth it as he directed Economy Terror to a 1:50.3 win in the first of five divisions of Pennsylvania Sire Stakes for 3-year-old filly pacers.   The start was the first of the year for the ...
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Pena suspended in NY; 1,700 drug violations

on 05/24/2012 2:00 AM
The New York State Racing and Wagering Board, after a comprehensive and groundbreaking investigation with assistance from racing officials from New Jersey, has suspended harness trainer Luis (Lou) Pena immediately and indefinitely for illegally drugging horses in nearly 700 races in New York State and amassing more than 1,700 equine drug violations. Thus far this year Pena-trained horses have earn...
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NEW Weekend Preview now available!

on 05/24/2012 2:00 AM
The latest edition of HarnessRacing Weekend Preview is now available by clicking below or signing up by following the link at the top of this home page. The latest edition includes a preview of Sunday's Elitlopp in Stockholm, where Arch Madness will take on the world's best trotters. Weekend Preview has a list of the starters and their breeding lines, plus free program pages for the two elimi...
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14 freshmen set to qualify at The Meadows

on 05/24/2012 2:00 AM
Fourteen 2 year olds will take to the track on Friday morning at The Meadows in qualifying events, the first freshmen to appear this season at the Washington County track.   The first three qualifying races, beginning at 11 a.m., will feature youngsters, most of which are making their first appearance behind the gate.   Two entrants, BSMaximummoondream (t,2:12.4...
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Freshened San Pail nearing return

on 05/23/2012 2:00 AM
San Pail's trainer, Rod Hughes, who along with his wife Emily also shares ownership of the 2011 Horse of the Year with Glenn Van Camp, told harnessracing.com that although he had contemplated traveling to Sweden for Sunday's Elitlopp in a "scouting trip” for a possible journey in 2013, he has decided to remain at his Ontario home. "I'm not going to go,” Hughes said late Tuesday afternoo...
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Update on drivers injured in Rosecroft spill

on 05/23/2012 2:00 AM
Three drivers injured in a seven-horse accident at Rosecroft Raceway on Tuesday evening are recuperating at Prince George's County Hospital in Maryland. The accident occurred in the fifth race when the lead horse, Pinderonabender, driven by William Carter, took a bad step approaching the final three-eighths of a mile point of the race. That started a chain reaction that involved seven ...
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Mohawk approved to drop 17 Tuesdays

on 05/23/2012 2:00 AM
Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) Wednesday announced the 2012 Mohawk Standardbred meet, which kicked off last Thursday, will shift to a four-day-a-week schedule, beginning Monday.   Live racing will be conducted on Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights with first race post time set for 7:10 p.m. A special Sunday, July 1 card will also be presented.   The Ont...
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Legal Entity ready to state SBOA case

on 05/23/2012 2:00 AM
After capturing her first win of 2012 in her SBOA Stakes elimination last week, Legal Entity will state her case for top prize in the $161,218 final this Friday at Mohawk.   Driven by Anthony MacDonald, the daughter of Modern Art got under the wire in 1:52 for trainer Shawn Robinson and owner/breeder Robert Hamather.   "She certainly has a terrific chance to win the final...
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