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Check Me Out, Superstar Hanover win PASS

on 05/31/2012 2:00 AM
Check Me Out, the 2011 Two-Year-Old Filly Trotter of the Year, won her first race of 2012 Thursday afternoon at Harrah's Philadelphia, posting an open-lengths score in 1:53.4 in one of four Pennsylvania Sire Stakes (PASS) divisions for 3-year-old filly trotters. It was also a big afternoon for trainer Jimmy Takter as the 2011 Hall of Fame inductee swept the other three divisions  ...
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8-year-old pacer shot to death at Indiana farm

on 05/31/2012 2:00 AM
The 8-year-old pacing mare Lady May Z, who did not make a start on the racetrack unti last year at the age of seven, was reportedly killed Tuesday by a gunshot to her head while in a field at her trainer's farm in Lowell, Ind. The local sheriff's department reported the mare had been shot between the eyes in the late afternoon at the farm of trainer James Woodley, one day before she was s...
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Lovely Vacation booked for Casual Breeze split

on 05/31/2012 2:00 AM
Lovely Vacation might be on the smallish side, but the trotting miss is large and in charge heading into her $81,020 Casual Breeze Stakes division on Friday night at Mohawk.   "I think she is a contender if she races the way she has been,” said assistant trainer Shawn Steacy, who owns a piece of the 3-year-old filly with David McDonald, Joe Loring and Dr. Malcolm Man Son Hing...
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New! Weekend Preview Now Available!

on 05/31/2012 2:00 AM
The latest edition of HarnessRacing Weekend Preview is now available by clicking below orsigning up by following the link at the top of this home page. The racing action is heating up as fast and this week's edition takes a look at the chances of a pair of unheralded 3 year olds in stakes events. Trainer Bob McIntosh's Thinking Out Loud, who is entered in one of two divisions of Saturday's ...
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Real Infusion fastest in PA Stallion divisions

on 05/31/2012 2:00 AM
Real Infusion idled outside for much of the first quarter, then kicked it into high gear to capture a division of Thursday's $120,000 Pennsylvania Stallion Series event at The Meadows in a stake-fastest 1:51.3.   The stake for 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers was contested over six divisions, with EZ Noah, I'm Just Cruisin', Atta Boy Dan, Top Of The Mark and Wahine taking the othe...
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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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