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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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3YO Historics roll into Tioga on Sunday

on 06/15/2012 2:00 AM
The Historic Stakes for 3 year olds roll in to Tioga Downs on Sunday afternoon with a post time of 1:30 p.m. Two of the four divisions have been carded as non-wagering events due to four horses being entered for the 3-year old colt pace, and six horses (with a three-horse D.R. Ackerman entry) being entered for the 3-year old colt trot. Those events will take place after races one and three on ...
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Zeron promises wife trip to Paris if filly wins

on 06/15/2012 2:00 AM
If RickZeron can craft a winning trip with Miss Paris in the $530,000 Elegantimage final on Saturday night at Mohawk, the end result will mean a trip to "The City of Light” for the veteran driver and his wife, Joyce.   "I want you to write this down,” said Zeron, who recorded his 7,500th lifetime win courtesy of Zeus Lightning in a $20,000 conditioned trot, going gate-to-wire wi...
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Rockincam suffered atrial fib in Bettor's Delight

on 06/15/2012 2:00 AM
Rockincam, who did not finish in the Bettor's Delight at Tioga Downs last Sunday, was a victim of atrial fibrillation but appears to have recovered well, owner Steve Farrell told Harness Racing Communications. Rockincam was a winner earlier this month in the $200,000 Dan Patch. The 5-year-old Rockincam was in third place at the half-mile point of the Bettor's Delight before dropping to...
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Allstar Legend sizzles in 1:48.2 in PASS

on 06/15/2012 2:00 AM
Allstar Legend sizzled to a track record 1:48.2 victory in the last of four divisions of Pennsylvania Sire Stakes for 3-year-old male pacers Friday afternoon at Harrah's Philadelphia. Also capturing a split in sub-1:50 territory was Bakin On The Beach, who crossed the wire in 1:49.4, while EZ Noah and I Like Dreamin won in 1:50.3 and 1:50.4, respectively.   Allstar Legend saved the ...
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Ultimate Velocity rallies for Hoosier victory

on 06/15/2012 2:00 AM
Ultimate Velocity utilized her customary late charge to prevail in the featured $24,000 Fillies and Mares Open Pace at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday. In just her second seasonal start, Ultimate Velocity notched the first victory of her 2012 season in 1:51.4, just missing her lifetime mark.   Driven by Jason Dillander, the 2-1 choice got away a worrisome eighth as Charli...
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Brennan sweeps Yonkers features

on 06/15/2012 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway returned from hiatus Friday night with a pair of $44,000 co-features. The weekly Open Handicap Trot was won by Blacktuxwhitesocks (George Brennan) in track-record timing.   Ordered outside his seven rivals, "Blacktux" settled in fourth as 11-10 choice Lorenzo Dream (Jason Bartlett) threw down the gauntlet from the pylons. "Lorenzo" put up a :27.4 opening quarter-mile...
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Googoo Gaagaa in WR 1:51.3 in Beal elims

on 06/15/2012 2:00 AM
The 3-year-old trotting colt Googoo Gaagaa rolled to victory in world-record time in an elimination race for the Earl Beal Jr. Memorial Trot on Friday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. The race carried a purse of $25,000.   In the first of two eliminations, Googoo Gaagaa, who came into the start with nine wins in 10 career races, made the lead with a swooping move around th...
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Stiletto becomes sport's newest millionaire

on 06/14/2012 2:00 AM
He was a top trotter once, but in the twilight of his racing days he'd peen picking up mostly minor checks in claimers. But on Wednesday at The Meadows, Stiletto barreled home for Mike Wilder to finish second; the $1,125 he picked up lifted him past $1 million in lifetime earnings, a fitting capper to his distinguished career.   The 12-year-old Mr. Vic-Armbro Natural gelding ...
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Grandich joins board of Christian Harness group

on 06/14/2012 2:00 AM
Peter Grandich, founder of Grandich Publications and Trinity Financial Sports & Entertainment Management Company, which represents professional athletes, has joined the board of the Christian Harness Horsemen's Association. "I'm honored to join the board and very much looking forward to sharing the good news within the harness industry,” says Grandich. "I've been an avid fan of racing si...
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New whipping policy at Tioga starts Saturday

on 06/14/2012 2:00 AM
Tioga Downs has joined forces with the Southern Tier Harness Horsemen's Association in developing a pilot program for whipping that will take effect this Saturday night (June 16). The guidelines for the whipping program are below, and will be handed out to drivers and trainers in the paddock this weekend along with boards displaying the rules in the paddock for the remainder of the racing seas...
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Handle up 20 percent at Scioto meet

on 06/14/2012 2:00 AM
After its first 16 racing programs of the 2012 season, handle at Scioto Downs is up more than 20 percent. Racing general manager Stacy Cahill attributes that to improvements in the penthouse and grandstand facilities and the efforts of pari-mutuel manager Steve Carpenito.   "We're pleased to be off to a great start this season,” Cahill says. "We've had a lot of 10-horse fields and...
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Possess The Will may return to track next week

on 06/14/2012 2:00 AM
One prominent trotter missing from action in this weekend's big races for 3-year-old trotting colts is Possess The Will, the 2011 Dan Patch 2-Year-Old Trotting Colt of the Year. Trainer Jim Campbell hopes to qualify the Donato Hanover colt next week at the Meadowlands.   "He got caught with some sickness and it cost him three weeks," Campbell said. "I trained him last...
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Plenty of action on NA Cup night at Mohawk

on 06/14/2012 2:00 AM
Racing fans will be treated to world-class racing along with a number of exciting promotions this Saturday at Mohawk, the night of the 29th edition of the $1.5 million Pepsi North America Cup.   To kick off the evening, racing enthusiasts can get autographs from their favourite drivers, as the sport's finest will be on hand for a meet and greet before the stakes-filled card gets und...
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Another 'sweet' Cup moment for Pinske?

on 06/14/2012 2:00 AM
In a race chock full of compelling storylines, this Saturday's Pepsi North America Cup will no doubt have special meaning to Tim Pinske and his family. When this year's $1.5 million classic gets underway, thousands of racing fans will have gathered at Mohawk, while thousands more will be watching their TV sets to take in the 29th edition of the event.   For Pinske, who will be taki...
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Round 2 of TrackMaster handicapping open

on 06/14/2012 2:00 AM
Three final slots are on the line again this week as round two of the TrackMaster Harness Handicapping Challenge opens on Thursday at 3 pm Eastern. The final boasts cash prizes totaling $3,500.   Qualifying round #1 of the eight-week long TrackMaster Harness Handicapping Challenge was held this past Saturday and there were already some great handicapping skills on display. Top honor...
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Fox Valley Hermia favored in Maywood Filly

on 06/14/2012 2:00 AM
The state's top sophomore pacers will all be in action on Friday evening as a field of eight Illinois conceived and foaled fillies square off in the featured $112,000 Filly Maywood Pace final while 13 of their male counterparts will meet in a pair of $10,000 Maywood Pace elimination's. The top five finishers will return next week to battle for a $100,000 (est.) jackpot.   Carded as...
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