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Big Bay Point takes Tioga feature in 1:51.4

on 06/18/2012 2:00 AM
Tioga Downs hosted a special Monday night racing program on June 18, with Big Bay Point capturing the $16,500 featured Open Pace in 1:51.4.   Leaving from post position number one, driver Lewayne Miller hustled Big Bay Point off the rail early to protect position, settling in third as Vlos (Eric Carlson), and Winbak Dimensions (Jim Marohn Jr.) battled to an opening quarter of :26.2....
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Palone wins 4, just 33 shy of Filion's record

on 06/18/2012 2:00 AM
With his four victories Monday (June 18) at The Meadows, Dave Palone lifted his career win total to 15,147 as he pursues Herve Filion's North American driving record of 15,180, putting him just 33 wins shy of the record.   In other racing action at the track, rebounding from an uncharacteristic break, Sir Caviar held off a fierce challenge by Sharp Edge and captured Monday's $22,500...
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As Bad As Thunder wins another Harrington round

on 06/18/2012 2:00 AM
Racing fans that may have missed the showdown between As Bad As Thunder and Wind Me up in last week's $18,000 Open Pace at Harrington Raceway probably weren't disappointed with round two. Elizabeth Brittingham's As Bad As Thunder ($3.80, Bret Brittingham) won a stirring stretch duel over that rival in 1:51.3 Monday, June 18. Sent off as the co-favorite at odds of 4-5, Wind Me Up (Montrell Teag...
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Well To Do Guru wins Broadway Preview

on 06/17/2012 2:00 AM
State-bred pacers headlined a stormy Saturday night at Balmoral Park as a field of seven Illinois conceived and foaled stars were sent postward in the $30,000 Broadway Preview Stake. The sloppy surface and a lightning show that lit up the sky for most of the night could not slow down the 2011 Horse of the Year, Well To Do Guru, as the eight-year-old gelding proved once again that he's the king...
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Historic win a Tioga record for Heston Blue Chip

on 06/17/2012 2:00 AM
The Historic Stakes rolled into Tioga Downs on Sunday afternoon in Nichols, N.Y., and helped produce two new track records.   In the first non-wagering event a field of four sophomore colt pacers went to the post with Heston Blue Chip a perfect two-for-two thus far in 2012. Regular pilot Tim Tetrick made the trip to drive Heston Blue Chip and the duo couldn't have made it look...
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Delano sets Buffalo track mark in NYSS

on 06/17/2012 2:00 AM
Delano, a 3-year-old Credit Winner colt out of the Conway Hall  mare Kelly Hall, won the $70,008 first division of the New York Sire Stakes for trotting colts in 1:56.3 on Sunday at Buffalo Raceway. That time eclipsed the former track record of 1:57, held jointly by Turtle Express and Whitewater Rapids, set in 2011. "We did a little vet work on him, and it seemed to make a difference...
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Camels, ostriches, Sears star at Big M

on 06/16/2012 2:00 AM
The spectacle of camels and ostriches racing down the stretch produced the year's highest live attendance at the Meadowlands Racetrack on Friday night.   A crowd of 5,068 turned out to watch the exotic animals compete in non-wagering events held between the live harness races. The festivities also included belly dancing, hookahs and a charity race for local sportscasters. Meadowland...
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Sleazy Does It in Maywod Filly Pace

on 06/16/2012 2:00 AM
The first six-figure event of the season in the Chicagoland area took place on Friday night at Maywood Park as a field of eight Illinois conceived and foaled 3-year-old pacing fillies met in the $112,000 Filly Maywood Pace. When the smoke cleared Engel Stable of Il LLC's Sleazy Does It picked a great time to grab her first win of the season, avoiding traffic problems in the final turn to post ...
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NYSS 3CT divisions on tap Sunday at Buffalo

on 06/16/2012 2:00 AM
Two divisions of New York Sire Stakes races for 3-year-old colt trotters highlight the Father's Day card at Buffalo Raceway on Sunday afternoon. First post is scheduled for 1:05 p.m. (EDT).   In the first division, race five ($70,008), Delano (Ray Schnittker), who last year won six races and $194,960, will be one of the main dangers. With a win and a second in three races this year,...
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Jean Bryar dies at 87

on 06/16/2012 2:00 AM
Jean (McFarlane) Bryar, 87, of Pompano Beach, Fla., and Meredith, N.H., passed away on May 31, 2012. She was born in New York on March 11, 1925, the daughter of David E. and Emily (Cushman) McFarlane. As a young girl, she attended Oak Grove Seminary in Waterville, Maine. It was through their Equine Equitation program that she acquired her lifelong love of horses. Early in her career ...
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Cowboy Terrier wins Big M baby race in 1:53.1

on 06/16/2012 2:00 AM
Cowboy Terrier, a son of Somebeachsomewhere out of the Western Hanover mare Wild West Show bred and owned by Ray Schnittker and Charles Iannazzo, became the fastest freshman of 2012 Saturday morning at the Meadowlands with a 1:53.1 victory in one of 18 baby races.   With Schnittker driving, Cowboy Terrier romped home a seven-length winner in his career debut.   Another bi...
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World record lowered in Ellamony elims

on 06/16/2012 2:00 AM
Fourteen aged pacing mares shipped to Flamboro Downs on Saturday afternoon to compete in the elimination round of the Ellamony Classic, which saw millionaire pacing mare Voelz Hanover and Warrawee Koine turn in a pair of world record performances.   In the first of two $20,000 eliminations, Voelz Hanover zipped up the passing lane off a perfect pocket trip to nip pacesetter Rocklamat...
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Check Me Out, Beer Summit set Mohawk records

on 06/16/2012 2:00 AM
The first stakes race of a star-studded night at Mohawk Racetrack Saturday night was the $530,000 Elegantimage for 3-year-old filly trotters and although it went to the heavily-favored Check Me Out, it wasn't easy for the reigning divisional champion.   Driven by Tim Tetrick, Check Me Out was third as Valdonna reached the quarter in :27.3 and then Win Missy B tripped the half-mile t...
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Trainer Mark Ford wins 3,000th race

on 06/16/2012 2:00 AM
Mark Ford reached a career milestoneon Saturdaynight (June 16) as he became the third youngest trainer to ever hit 3,000career victories. Ford reached the milestone in the fourth race at Saratoga Casino and Raceway when My Gal Mykenna scored in a time of 1:56.1 in a $5,500 conditioned pace. According to USTA records for trainers, which date back to 1991, Virgil Morgan Jr. was the young...
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Thinking Out Loud wins North America Cup

on 06/16/2012 2:00 AM
Trainer Bob McIntosh, inducted in both the U.S. and Canadian Harness Racing Halls of Fame, won his first-ever $1.5 million Pepsi North America Cup Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack, scoring the elusive victory with Thinking Out Loud. Driven by Randy Waples, who also scored his first NA Cup win, Thinking Out Loud rallied off a fourth-over trip to win in a stakes record 1:47.4.   Time To R...
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Revenue Agent wires Hoosier Open Trot

on 06/16/2012 2:00 AM
Revenue Agent extended his win streak to four after he front-stepped his way to the winner's circle in a lifetime best effort in the co-featured $24,000 Open Trot at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Saturday.   With an abbreviated field of six, Pete Wrenn sent the Jeff Miller-trained gelding to the front from the ssigned post six. Revenue Agent remained unchallenged through first half ...
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American Jewel wins Fan Hanover in WR 1:48.2

on 06/16/2012 2:00 AM
Brittany Farms' homebred American Jewel was pressed to the get the lead early but after she did there was no catching her as she won the $642,000 Fan Hanover final for 3-year-old filly pacers Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack in a world-record 1:48.2. Tim Tetrick drove for trainer Jimmy Takter as she lowered the previous world mark shared by Dancinwiththestarz and Strike An Attitude by two-fift...
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Career best for Southwind Pepino at Scioto

on 06/15/2012 2:00 AM
Trainer-driver Sandy Beatty put Southwind Pepino on the lead early in Friday's featured trot at Scioto and rebuffed a challenge by J J Hall to win in 1:55.3. The handsome 4-year-old son of Chocolatier took a new lifetime record in winning by three-quarters of a length. Bettors sent him off as the third betting choice at odds of 9-2.   Longshot Lookslikefire left fastest from the gat...
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Kentucky court overturns Instant Racing

on 06/15/2012 2:00 AM
The Kentucky Court of Appeals Friday morning overturned a judge's ruling allowing racetracks to have Instant Racing machines, which allow bettors to wager on races previously run without knowledge of the outcomes. According to the Louisville Courier Journal, two of the three judges agreed that the Family Foundation of Kentucky should have been allowed to gather evidence on whether the machi...
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Louisiana lab finds powerful painkiller in samples

on 06/15/2012 2:00 AM
According to reports, a powerful new painkiller has been positively identified in post-race testing in Louisiana by respected laboratory director Dr. Steven Barker. The drug is dermorphin, an opioid that is produced naturally as a secretion by South American frogs but can also be produced synthetically.    Dr. Barker confirmed that 10 horses in Louisiana have tested positi...
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