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Mother's Day Open House in Ontario

on 04/21/2012 2:00 AM
The Standardbred Breeders of Ontario Association and Standardbred Canada's I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club are partnering to present a special Mother's Day Open House Program at five Standardbred breeding establishments in the province.   On Sunday, May 13, these breeding farms will open their gates and farms to the general public from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. to showcase thei...
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Miller time in Spring Survivor finals!

on 04/21/2012 2:00 AM
Driver David Miller got off to a fast start Saturday night at the Meadowlands, directing both winners of the Spring Survivor Series finals for 3 year olds of both gaits. Miller kicked off the card with a win with Breakin The Law in the $59,200 final for pacers, and then followed that up with a score behind Top Billing in the $58,650 final for trotters.   Miller got away fourth ...
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Real Nice still real perfect in Levy Series

on 04/21/2012 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway Saturday night offered up fifth and final preliminary round competition in its George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series competition. Four $50,000 events comprised the fourth round, with many of the usual names--save for the AWOL Foiled Again--strutting their stuff.   Defending series champ Real Nice (Jason Bartlett, $2.70) was this season's five-legged monster, as i...
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Rick's Sign posts win in Pompano feature

on 04/21/2012 2:00 AM
Almost 24 hours of rain cleared away just in time for live racing to resume on Saturday evening after a week off at The Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park.   With the track rated as "good" under clearing skies and a temperature hovering near 80 degrees, the program's top event was the Isle Mile 1 for an $8,000 purse. Favored Talk To Tony with Wally Hennessey in tow, was involved in a f...
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Fred And Ginger, Lolique score at Pocono

on 04/21/2012 2:00 AM
Pacer Fred And Ginger and trotter Lolique won the feature races for their respective gaits on a sloppy Saturday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. Each of the features was a condition for winners of over $25,000 lifetime and carried a purse of $25,000.   On the pacing side, Fred And Ginger got some revenge on Drop Red, who beat him in the same class a week ago. With Matt Kakale...
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Hoosier invite winner is Forever Showin Off

on 04/20/2012 2:00 AM
Forever Showin Off and driver-trainer Charlie Conrad seized an opportunity in late stretch to score the 20-1 upset in the featured $24,000 Fillies and Mares Invitational Pace at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday. Neither the jump in class nor sloppy track seemed to hinder the 8-year-old daughter of Allamerican Ingot as she posted her second win of the season.   Starting fro...
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Family looks for marquee season from Top Billing

on 04/20/2012 2:00 AM
Jason and Doug Allen know that patience can be the key to success with a top trotter. The brothers and their parents Ron and Sandy Allen co-owned Fool's Goal, the triple-millionaire who finally hit his best stride at age seven.   The family is hoping to strike gold a little sooner this time with Top Billing in the $58,650 Spring Survivor Trot final on Saturday night at the Meadowlan...
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Put On A Show goes back-to-back at Woodbine

on 04/20/2012 2:00 AM
After missing her entire 4-year-old season last year due to knee surgery, Put On A Show has now posted back-to-back victories in 2012 after scoring a 1:51.3 victory in the $42,000 Open Pace for fillies and mares Friday night at Woodbine Racetrack. Driver Jody Jamieson had enough faith in the 5-year-old daughter of Rocknroll Hanover that he opted off his regular mount behind 2011 Breeders ...
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See You At Peelers still perfect in Matchmaker

on 04/20/2012 2:00 AM
It was the end of line for prelims Friday night, with Yonkers Raceway's Blue Chip Matchmaker for Open pacing mares offering Round 5. Four, $40,000 divisions went to post, with the Reader's Digest version as such...   1st division--Tim Tetrick committed thievery in front of any number of witnesses, waltzing--with Krispy Apple ($4.80)---through 1968-ish early fractions of :30.3 and 1:...
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Upfrontstrikesgold sweep Weiss Series

on 04/20/2012 2:00 AM
Upfrontstrikesgold survived a long first-over journey to win the $30,000 final and complete a sweep of the Bobby Weiss Series for 3- and 4-year-old trotters on Friday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.   Upfrontstrikesgold, who won both preliminary legs of the series, left as the 2-1 favorite from the inside post in a field of nine. With Tyler Buter in the bike for trainer M...
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Tubby Trimble Series continues at Hoosier

on 04/20/2012 2:00 AM
Three divisions of the Tubby Trimble Series, a late-closing event open to Indiana-sired 3 year olds and up that are non-winners of $30,000 life, were contested at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Thursday.   Artychoke, trained by Art Gregory Jr., was the first divisional winner and one of four wins on the night for driver Sam Widger. The 3-year-old gelding reached the wire in 1:5...
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Harrington set to open Sunday

on 04/20/2012 2:00 AM
Harrington Raceway's 66th season of live harness racing will begin Sunday, April 22, with a 13-race program.   Promotions are aplenty on the opening night program as a family fun day with face painting, pony rides, balloon art, etc. and a hat giveaway are planned. There will also be $1 programs and $1 hot dogs.   Two-time defending driving champ Ross Wolfenden (204 wins) ...
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Check Me Out wins qualifier in 1:54.4

on 04/20/2012 2:00 AM
After watching filly trotter Check Me Out return to the racetrack Friday morning for a 1:54.4 qualifying win at the Meadowlands Racetrack, co-owner Charles Iannazzo could smile.   "She looked good,” said Iannazzo, who owns the 3-year-old with trainer Ray Schnittker. "It was a long winter; a lot of anticipation. She was training down good all winter. Ray put a saddle on ...
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Sweet Lou "well within himself" in qualifier

on 04/20/2012 2:00 AM
Driver Dave Palone told harnessracing.com Friday afternoon that Sweet Lou, the 2011 Two-Year-Old Colt Pacer of the Year, "was well within himself” in a winning 1:54.1 qualifying effort a short time earlier at The Meadows. Leaving from post six, Sweet Lou led at every call through fractions of :29, :58.4 and 1:26.4 before pacing a final quarter of :27.2 to win by 3 ½ lengths. "We didn't g...
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Stars out in force at Big M qualifiers

on 04/20/2012 2:00 AM
Besides Check Me Out's impressive in the first of 17 qualifiers Friday at the Meadowlands, there were several other standout effort. Speed-badge honors of 1:52.1 were shared by the 2011 Breeders Crown Older Horse Pace champion Bettor Sweet and the 3-year-old pacer Mel Mara, who has just five career starts under his belt. Bettor Sweet, who brings a career bankroll of more than $2.2 million i...
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Tioga TOY Aruba Vacation returns

on 04/20/2012 2:00 AM
Tioga Downs held it's first of three sets of qualifiers on Friday morning before the opening of the 2012 race season on Saturday, May 5, with a special post time of 5 p.m.   Only five qualifying events were held on Friday morning, but the fifth and final marked the return of the 2011 Trotter of the Year at Tioga Downs, Aruba Vacation. Regular pilot, and Tioga Downs regular Fern...
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Death of Giddy Up Lucky results in suspensions

on 04/20/2012 2:00 AM
Trainer Josh Green, assistant trainer Boyd Hudson Jr., and veterinarian Dr. Jan Henriksen have all been suspended by the New Jersey Racing Commission as a result of their roles in the death last September of the horse Giddy Up Lucky following what was reported at the time as a reaction to an iron supplement. Green, the leading trainer at Dover Downs for seven consecutive years and currently...
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A bit of a difference for Lexus Helios

on 04/20/2012 2:00 AM
When it comes to the fortunes of 3-year-old trotting filly Lexus Helios, trainer/owner Norm Dunstan is hoping the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. Lexus Helios, a homebred daughter of Ken Warkentin, is out of the Conway Hall mare, Lexus Hall. Dunstan purchased Lexus Hall as a yearling for $5,200 in 2001.   "She went on to win just under a quarter of a million dollars for me and...
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Winning Mister edges Sir Caviar at The Meadows

on 04/19/2012 2:00 AM
It was Goliath vs. Goliath in Wednesday's $22,500 Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows, with Winning Mister slaying Sir Caviar in the season's first match-up of the track's top two older trotters.   Each entered the battle with impeccable credentials. Winning Mister had taken on elite competition at such tracks as Harrah's Chester, Woodbine and Hoosier Park, winning seven of nine ...
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$143 payoff for Typical New Yorker

on 04/19/2012 2:00 AM
Last year Typical New Yorker was one of the top 3-year-old trotting colts on the New York Sire Stakes circuit where he amassed $73,841 in 12 starts, earned a seasonal record of 1:59.1, and ended the year with purses totaling $85,948.   A recent arrival at the Mighty M, up from Pompano Park where he had two trips to post with only a fourth and fifth-place finish to show for his effo...
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