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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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Possess The Will wins Q; Takter wins 7 baby races

on 06/21/2012 2:00 AM
Possess The Will, the 2011 Two-Year-Old Colt Trotter of the Year, made a successful sophomore debut Thursday morning at the Meadowlands, winning a qualifier in 1:54.2. It was also a big session for trainer Jimmy Takter as the 2012 Hall of Fame inductee sent out seven winners in nine races for 2 year olds. Possess The Will's season was delayed a few weeks after some sickness, according to tr...
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WEG's Eaves talks more about racing's future

on 06/21/2012 2:00 AM
Just days after the Ontario government passed a budget which called for eliminating the slots at the racetrack program, Woodbine president and CEO Nick Eaves has stepped up his comments about the future of the company's racing operations.   In a speech to launch the 153rd running of the Queen's Plate, Eaves announced that this may be the last year for this iconic Canadian ...
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Titan Cup final moved up a day to June 29

on 06/21/2012 2:00 AM
In the interest of having the sport's leading drivers available, and with the consent of all the connections involved in the race, the Meadowlands has moved the $201,700 Titan Cup final to Friday, June 29. The race was previously scheduled for Saturday, June 30.   Also, the Meadowlands will resume racing Thursday nights on June 28. The entry box for Thursday will close at 4 p.m...
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Retirement Foundation needs help boarding horses

on 06/21/2012 2:00 AM
The Standardbred Retirement Foundation's (SRF) home must be vacated in 30 days. The leased facility has a new landlord whose demands for a rent increase by 75 percent, a price that is equally over market value, and impossible for SRF to manage.   "It is unfortunate, but this landlord does not have an interest in the farm, or any knowledge of agriculture, or maintenance. The bur...
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Link to latest Weekend Preview now available!

on 06/21/2012 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. There is plenty of racing action this weekend, with Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs in the spotlight on Saturday night when the $500,000 Earl Beal Jr. Memorial will be contested, along with eliminations for the Max Hempt Memorial Pace for 3-year-old...
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Stakes nominations up at Meadowlands

on 06/21/2012 2:00 AM
Lower fees help boost nominations to Meadowlands Racetrack's summer stakes events for two-year-old horses by over 35 percent in 2012. Nomination fees were reduced by 20 per cent, resulting in significant increases in horses eligible to the track's marquee events for freshmen, including the Peter Haughton for trotting colts (84 vs. 61), the Merrie Annabelle for filly trotters (80 vs. 51) and...
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Sweetasmusic in tune in INSS Gold

on 06/21/2012 2:00 AM
Sweetasmusic continued her winning ways in the third round of the $30,000 Indiana Gold Sire Stakes for 3-year-old trotting fillies at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Thursday. Notching her fifth consecutive win, and third sire stakes win of 2012, the reigning freshman filly trotting champ turned in a gutsy performance to win in 1:58 for driver-trainer Walter Haynes Jr.   Getting away ...
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Special horses, special night for Toscano

on 06/21/2012 2:00 AM
On a night of events and fund raising activities for the American Cancer Society, trainer and breast cancer survivor Linda Toscano has something special to look forward to.   Toscano will send out 2011 Hambletonian finalist Chapter Seven in his 4-year-old debut, the $40,000 Titan Cup Prep, on Saturday at the Meadowlands. Earlier that day, the Meadowlands will hold a 5K on the track...
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Hoosier Park Pub players can play by mobile

on 06/21/2012 2:00 AM
Guests of Hoosier Park's Winner's Circle Pub, Grille & OTB now have a new and convenient way to place race wagers by means of the recently approved FastBet Mobile wagering system. Granted under a pilot program by the Indiana Horse Racing Commission, FastBet Mobile offers guests the ability to wager directly from a Winner's Circle supplied mobile tablet device. The first of its kind in Indi...
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Freshman filly pacers debut at Mohawk

on 06/21/2012 2:00 AM
Canary Island, a daughter of Somebeachsomewhere out of the Goalie Jeff mare Duck Duck Goose, won an $18,000 conditioned pace for 2-year-old filly pacers Thursday night at Mohawk Racetrack in 1:59.4 over a "sloppy" racetrack. With trainer-driver Rick Zeron, Canary Island held on by a nose over Rachel Welch (Real Desire) with Glinda Good Witch (Mach Three) third.   A $42,000 yearling ...
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