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Jolenes Pinehonker wins ISS Gold

on 05/30/2012 2:00 AM
Jolenes Pinehonker overcame a tough post position to capture the second round of the $30,000 Indiana Gold Sire Stakes for 3-year-old trotting colts and geldings at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Tuesday. Starting from post eight with driver Mark O'Mara, Jolene's Pinehonker reached the wire in a lifetime-best effort of 1:58.0 to score his third win of the season.   As part of a...
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All Spirit shows spirit in Pocono stretch

on 05/30/2012 2:00 AM
All Spirit used a pocket trip and a late rally to score an upset in Tuesday night's featured pace for mares at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. The race, which was for mares who were winners of more than $25,000, lifetime, carried the night's top purse of $25,000.   All Spirit, trained by Judy Lanpher and owned by Larry Lanpher, was a 21-1 long shot in the seven-horse field, despite vic...
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Ohio judge dismisses lawsuit challenging VLTs

on 05/30/2012 2:00 AM
A Franklin County judge tossed out a lawsuit on Wednesday morning that challenged the legality of Ohio's casinos and racinos, removing the final major obstacle to Scioto Downs opening this week. Scioto is scheduled to open its video lottery terminal operation on Friday, June 1.   The Ohio Roundtable group, which filed the lawsuit that challenged the constitutionality of the sta...
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Space still open for Hambo vet seminar

on 05/30/2012 2:00 AM
First Choice Marketing announced today plans to host the 13th Annual Hambletonian Continuing Education Seminar for Equine Veterinarians, to be held in conjunction with the 87th Annual Hambletonian Festival of Racing in East Rutherford, NJ. Over the past twelve years, this veterinary meeting has grown to become the third largest equine veterinary CE meeting in the country. In 2012, as an ex...
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Curb issues sideline 3YOPC Speed Again

on 05/30/2012 2:00 AM
Speed Again, a top freshman last season, will miss this year's $1.5 million Pepsi North America Cup, which is slated for Saturday, June 16, at Mohawk, with eliminations one week earlier.   The son of Dragon Again-Sand Speed banked $497,421 last year as a rookie, with a runner-up performance in the Governors Cup at Harrah's Philadelphia and a third-place finish in the Metro Pace at...
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Trainer doesn't want to jinx Bio Link

on 05/30/2012 2:00 AM
When the 8-year-old pacing mare Bio Link walked into David Grisenthwaite's barn just seven starts ago, he never thought she would become the fastest horse he has ever trained. "She was kind of a joke at first,” said Grisenthwaite. "We were pleasantly surprised when she starting winning for us.”   Bio Link has scored three wins in a row at Northfield Park for her new trainer, br...
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NJSS finals highlight Made in Jersey weekend

on 05/30/2012 2:00 AM
The Meadowlands Racetrack will stage four $150,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes finals for 3 year olds on Saturday, June 2, complementing the track's first Made In New Jersey Weekend. The festival will feature the state's best arts and crafts vendors, a Battle of the Bands, craft beer and wine tastings, and BBQ competition in Paddock Park from 5-10 pm Friday and Saturday.   It's no surpri...
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Friday deadline for WEG's Beat The Heat Series

on 05/30/2012 2:00 AM
Woodbine Entertainment Group would like to remindhorsepeople that the nominations for the Beat The Heat Pacing Series are due this Friday, June 1.   The series, which was introduced into Mohawk's stakes schedule last year, will consist of two preliminary legs. The $20,000 first leg will be contested on Saturday, June 23 with the $30,000 second leg taking place one week later on June 30. ...
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Magic Tonight in PASS record 1:52.4 win

on 05/30/2012 2:00 AM
The 2011 Breeders Crown 2-Year-Old Colt Trot champion Uncle Peter was successful in his sophomore debut in the last of three divisions of Pennsylvania Sire Stakes (PASS) Wednesday afternoon at The Meadows, but his effort was overshadowed by a sizzling stakes and track record score by Magic Tonight in the second split. While those two winners were the bettors' choice, My MVP scored an...
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Tetrick youngest driver to reach 7,000 wins

on 05/30/2012 2:00 AM
Tim Tetrick became the youngest driver in history to win 7,000 harness races when he guided Trading Places to victory in Wednesday's second race at Harrah's Philadelphia. The 30-year-old Tetrick thus supplanted Walter Case Jr. as the youngest driver to reach the milestone. Case was 35 when he accomplished the feat. Tetrick, a native of Illinois who now lives in southern New Jersey, a...
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Hippodrome Trois-Rivieres to reopen in September

on 05/30/2012 2:00 AM
To revive and revitalize the horse racing industry in Quebec, the Quebec Jockey Club is proud to announce that it has completed the deal to acquire the Hippodrome Trois-Rivières, which had been closed since Dec. 30, 2008. Beginning next fall, the Hippodrome Trois-Rivières will once again welcome horse racing enthusiasts. It will present 10 programs of live racing, on Sunday afternoons and Tu...
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Golden Receiver heads Dan Patch field

on 05/30/2012 2:00 AM
Golden Receiver, the number-one ranked horse in North America, heads a field of nine entered in Saturday's $200,000 Dan Patch Invitational Pace at Hoosier Park. Dave Palone, who is nearing Herve Filion's all-time record 15,180 career wins, has been named to drive Golden Receiver by trainer Mark Harder. Palone has driven Golden Receiver four times in his career, in late 2010 and early 2011...
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Allmar Surprise's 1:54.2 sets Harrington mark

on 05/30/2012 2:00 AM
Christopher Giaccio’s Allmar Surprise ($3, Victor Kirby) broke the all-age track record for trotters at Harrington Raceway Wednesday with a decisive 1:54.2 win in the $16,000 Junior Open Trot and reset the season mark for trotters in North America on a half-mile racetrack. Trained by her driver Kirby, she was sent for the front early from post position five and set fractions of :27.4, :56...
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Yonkers to take two-week break after June 2

on 05/29/2012 2:00 AM
A friendly reminder regarding Yonkers Raceway's upcoming schedule hiatus. After the program of this Saturday (June 2), live racing takes a break until Friday night (June 15). This hiatus was part of the 2012 racing schedule.   Note that Saturday's program features the $306,204 Art Rooney Pace for 3-year-old colts and geldings, along with its companion event, the $176,484 Lismore Pac...
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Lou Pena's Wednesday hearing postponed

on 05/29/2012 2:00 AM
Harnessracing.com has learned Tuesday morning that a hearing scheduled for Wednesday, May 30, with the New York State Racing and Wagering Board (NYSRWB) and recently-suspended trainer Lou Pena has been postponed. According to NYSRWB spokesman Lee Park, the hearing has been "delayed at Pena's attorneys' request. The attorneys will confer to find a mutually available date."   Pen...
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'Breakfast with babies' starts Saturday at Big M

on 05/29/2012 2:00 AM
Fans and horse owners are invited to watch the first round of baby races this season Saturday morning, June 2, at the Meadowlands Racetrack.   The non-wagering events for 2-year-old horses begin at 10 a.m. and will feature live race calls. Breakfast items will be available for purchase at the Don Q Wedge concession stand every Saturday in June and July. Paddock tours and children's ...
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RCI president: Pena case a game changer

on 05/29/2012 2:00 AM
RCI president Ed Martin said today that the case brought against Standardbred trainer Lou Pena by the New York State Racing and Wagering Board is a "game changer with wide ramifications for racing regardless of breed.”   "This is a new chapter, make no mistake about it,” he said, noting that New York's reliance on veterinary records as evidence of an illegal administration rathe...
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Big M Summer Survival Challenge starts June 1

on 05/29/2012 2:00 AM
Meadowlands Racetrack's team of racing analysts will compete for charity in the 2012 edition of the Summer Survival Challenge,a free online wagering game that will feature cash prizes.   Fans can keep track of hosts Sam McKee, Ken Warkentin, Darin Zoccali, Bob Heyden and Wendy Ross on the leader board as they play for a $1,000 side pot that will be donated to the charities of their...
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16 entered in Somebeachsomewhere Stakes

on 05/29/2012 2:00 AM
Harness racing's glamour boys will be in action this Saturday at Mohawk to contest in a pair of Somebeachsomewhere Stakes divisions, the key prep race for the $1.5 million Pepsi North America Cup, slated for June 16.   Casie Coleman, who captured the 2010 edition of the Cup with Sportswriter, will send out a trio of three-year-old pacing colts in the $100,000 divisions. Headlining t...
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Teague has 3YO pacing colts ready for weekend

on 05/29/2012 2:00 AM
George Teague Jr. is sending two Pepsi North America Cup hopefuls, Easy Again and Allstar Legend, to Mohawk Racetrack for Saturday's Somebeachsomewhere Stakes, while a third will get something of a tryout in Friday's Pennsylvania Sire Stakes at The Meadows. The Somebeachsomewhere, named in honor of harness racing's 2008 Horse of the Year, drew 16 horses and was divided into two eight-horse...
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