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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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Posts drawn for Rooney, Lismore

on 05/29/2012 2:00 AM
Post positions have been drawn for Yonkers Raceway's pair of Saturday night stakes, the $306,204 Art Rooney Pace (3-year-old colts and geldings) and its companion event, the $176,484 Lismore Pace (3-year-old old fillies).   The 22nd edition of the Rooney goes as the sixth race (approximate post 8:50 p.m.) lines up this way...1-Bolt the Duer (Mark MacDonald, 7-5), 2-Domethatagain (J...
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NJSS finals on tap Saturday at Meadowlands

on 05/29/2012 2:00 AM
A quartet of $150,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes finals for 3 year olds will be in the spotlight on Saturday night at the Meadowlands.   Talbotcreek Jewely by Muscles Yankee has been installed as the 3-1 morning line choice from post nine in the New Jersey Sire Stakes for trotting fillies, the third race; Market Share by Revenue is the 3-1 pick from post three in the trotting colt ...
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Wing Tips in style in PA Stallion 3CT action

on 05/29/2012 2:00 AM
Regrouping from a last-place effort marred by a break, Wing Tips soared to the front Tuesday at The Meadows to capture a division of a $120,000 Pennsylvania Stallion Series event and establish stakes and national season's records in the process. The stakes for 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters was conducted over six divisions, with Bob And Bobby, Fogelberg, Avenue Of Dreams, Trustw...
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Divas Photo wins Violet in 1:58.1 at Balmoral

on 05/28/2012 2:00 AM
Continuing an impressive start to her second season of racing action David Hermann's Divas Photo posted her biggest win to date on Sunday night as she knocked off nine other Illinois conceived and foaled three-year-old trotting fillies in the $50,000 Violet Stake. The final time of 1:58.1 was a career best for the daughter of Photo Color-Mystical Cameo.   Given a great steer by driv...
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Ideal Griff's 1:51 leads speed parade at Tioga

on 05/28/2012 2:00 AM
Thirteen divisions of the New York State Fair Stakes highlighted a Monday afternoon racing program at Tioga Downs on Memorial Day. Posting the fastest mile of the day was Ideal Griff (Jim Morrill Jr.), who with the help of the extreme heat blasted to a new lifetime best in the first race of the afternoon.   Morrill put Ideal Griff on the front end early and cut fractions o...
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42 still eligible to North America Cup

on 05/28/2012 2:00 AM
An elite group of 42 horses remain eligible to the 29th edition of the $1.5 million Pepsi North America Cup, one of harness racing's most prestigious events.   Sweet Lou, the fastest 2-year-old in history with his 1:49 world record performance in last year's Breeders Crown at Woodbine, remains a top contender for this year's classic. The son of Yankee Cruiser recently captured ...
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Merriman wins 2 Ohio Sire Stakes at Scioto

on 05/28/2012 2:00 AM
Aaron Merriman steered two Ohio Sires Stakes winners on a scorching Memorial Day at Scioto Downs on Monday. He won first with the trotter Its Jesse Time, then came back to win with the pacer Noble Trick. Merriman currently ranks tenth among all drivers in North America in wins.   Merriman shot Noble Trick, the 3-5 favorite, to the front at the start of his Ohio Sires Stakes for soph...
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