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Schnittker high on NYSS winner Thirty Two Red

on 07/05/2012 2:00 AM
In the past Monticello Raceway has had full wagering cards featuring only trotters, full cards of only pacers, and a full program amateur races, but not until July 4 did the Mighty M have a complete race card featuring just 2-year-old colt and gelding pacers, and most of which were making their pari-mutuel debuts.   Sandwiched in an unusual time slot- between 5:30 pm and 9:15 p...
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Hiawatha cancels Thursday due to heat

on 07/05/2012 2:00 AM
Officials with Sarnia, Ont.'s Hiawatha Horse Park have announced that the schooling and qualifying sessions, and the track's pari-mutuel card of live racing scheduled for Thursday, July 5, have been cancelled. The cancellations have come due to high temperatures in Sarnia.   The temperatures with humidity are expected to be around 108 Fahrenheit during the time of the races. &n...
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European group wants Cal Expo harness meet

on 07/05/2012 2:00 AM
At its June 29 meeting, the Board of Directors of the California Exposition & State Fair unanimously approved a term sheet outlining the major components of a proposed agreement for the operation of a harness racing meet between the parties. European Wagering Services had earlier proposed that it operate a harness meet at the state fairgrounds.   European Wagering Services is a ...
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Palone breaks Filion's win record

on 07/05/2012 2:00 AM
Twenty-nine years after he drove his first career winner, Dave Palone became the winningest driver in North American racing history when he directed the 2-year-old filly trotter Herculotte Hanover to a 2:00.1 score in the eighth race Thursday afternoon, July 5, at The Meadows. The win was the 15,181st of Palone's career, surpassing the record 15,180 wins posted by Hall of Famer Herve Filion. &nb...
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Andover Hall 4YO wins in 1:52.1 in Sweden

on 07/05/2012 2:00 AM
Brad de Veluwe, the top 4-year-old in Sweden, showed his superiority once again on Thursday when he won the Sprinter Championship at the Halmsted track in 1:52.1 for the one-mile distance. Brad de Veluwe, a son of Andover Hall won his elimination in 1:54.1, then came back and captured the final.   Brad de Veluwe has only been beaten once this season, in the King's Trophy race....
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NEW! Weekend Preview now available!

on 07/05/2012 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. One of the big stories this weekend is Saturday's Meadowlands Pace eliminations, and owner Ken Jacobs gives his thoughts on Heston Blue Chip. Trainer Jim Mulinix does the same about A Rocknroll Dance, who is coming off a big win in the He...
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Hurrikane looks to bounce back in Pace elims

on 07/05/2012 2:00 AM
Trainer John McDermott has his fingers crossed that Hurrikane Kingcole is well on the recovery trail from recent health issues heading into the eliminations for the $600,000 Meadowlands Pace.   The Cam's Card Shark colt drew post eight (program number seven) in the first of two $50,000 eliminations on Saturday's 13-race program at the Meadowlands Racetrack, carded as races five and ...
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Angel Band rallies for ISS Gold 3FT upset

on 07/05/2012 2:00 AM
Angel Band and driver Ed Hensley planned a well-timed rally to sweep by the heavy betting favorite, Sweetasmusic, late in the lane to capture the fourth leg of the $30,000 Indiana Gold Sire Stakes for 3-year-old trotting fillies at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Thursday. The win notched the first Gold sire stakes victory for Angel Band and the second win of her sophomore season. &nbs...
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Domi Racer wins Scioto trotting feature

on 07/05/2012 2:00 AM
Domi Racer won the featured trotting event on Thursday night at Scioto Downs, covering the mile in 1:57.4 for driver Jeremy Smith while hitting the wire a head in front of favored Lookslikefire. It was the second win in six starts this season for the 6-year-old son of Windswept Balance. He sent his career earnings past $45,000 for owner- trainer Kenny Edwards and paid $14.80 to win.   ...
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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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