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Accident sends 3 Rosecroft drivers to hospital

on 05/22/2012 2:00 AM
A seven-horse accident in the fifth race at Rosecroft Raceway Tuesday night delayed the races for more than one hour as a trio of injured drivers were taken to a nearby hospital. According to a report on the Washington, D.C., local CBS station WNEW, a medevac helicopter was used to transport driver Donnie Russell to the hospital. Drivers William Carter and Justin Hite were also injured in the ...
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Hugadragon digs in to win Meadows feature

on 05/22/2012 2:00 AM
Forced wide in a demanding :26 opening quarter, Hugadragon had enough in reserve late to capture Tuesday's $22,500 Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows.   Leaving from post eight, Hugadragon expended considerable energy wresting the early lead from American Rage. He easily thwarted the first challengers, but had to deal with the fresh threat from Jojo N Goliath in the lane. The 4-...
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Mud Pie Hanover wires field at Pocono

on 05/22/2012 2:00 AM
Mud Pie Hanover led at every pole to score a victory in the featured winners of over $25,000 lifetime pacing event on Tuesday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. The race carried the night's top purse of $25,000.   Mud Pie Hanover, the 5-2 second choice from the barn of trainer Jason Robinson, left from post four in a field of eight and outdueled two other horses to get to the eng...
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A Rocknroll Dance to race in NJSS final

on 05/21/2012 2:00 AM
Trainer Jim Mulinix told harnessracing.com Monday morning that he has decided that A Rocknroll Dance, who won his New Jersey Sire Stakes (NJSS) division on Saturday night at the Meadowlands in his season debut, will skip this weekend's second leg and then return for the $150,000 final on June 2. Mulinix had contemplated on bypassing the NJSS final and instead head to Mohawk Racetrack for th...
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Important info on New York State Fair races

on 05/21/2012 2:00 AM
The New York State Fair races for 3 year olds are scheduled for the upcoming holiday weekend at Vernon and Tioga Downs.   This year the NYSF is considered a part of the Excelsior series, so the horse must be eligible to the Excelsior series to race in the NYSF races. The purses for all NYSF races will be $12,000 (plus all entry fees, $110). Points will be awarded toward the Ex...
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No Respect wins Violet final

on 05/21/2012 2:00 AM
It was the girls turn to shine on Sunday at Balmoral Park as a field of eight 3-year-old pacing fillies squared off in the $43,600 Violet Stake final.   In the featured event, John Carver's No Respect garnered plenty of attention from her rivals and the betting public as she posted a 1 3/4-length, wire-to-wire victory in 1:55.1 over a "sloppy" track.     ...
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Jim Arledge, 77, dies in Columbus, Ohio

on 05/21/2012 2:00 AM
James A. "Jim” Arledge, 77, of Circleville, Ohio, a veteran horseman and the father of horseman Jim Arledge Jr., died Sunday (May 19) at Mt. Carmel Medical Center in Columbus.   Mr. Arledge was born July 18, 1934, in Circleville, Ohio, the son of the late William H. and Dorothy (Reed) Arledge. He was a graduate of Circleville High School, class of 1955, where he played footbal...
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Sports Reporter Pompano's April Horse of Month

on 05/21/2012 2:00 AM
Yet another chapter in the touching and improbable story of the pacer Sports Reporter was written on Monday evening (May 21) at The Isle Casino Racing Pompano. The 8-year-old gelding was saluted along with his groom, Ingrid Glassmeyer, as the recipients of the Horse And Groom Of The Month award winners for April by the Florida chapter of the United States Harness Writers' Association (USHWA...
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Sears making his first start in Elitlopp

on 05/21/2012 2:00 AM
Brian Sears hopes to make his first trip to Sweden a winning one. Sears will drive Arch Madness in Sunday's prestigious Elitlopp, an invitational event that features 16 of the world's best trotters at Solvalla Racetrack.   Sears could join elite company with a victory. Only two driversin history have won the Hambletonian and Elitlopp -- John Campbell and Joe O'Brien. ...
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NYSS champ Heston Blue Chip 1:52 winner

on 05/21/2012 2:00 AM
Heston Blue Chip (pictured), a defending New York Sire Stakes champion, was the fastest in NYSS pacing colt action on Monday night at Yonkers Raceway. Yonkers hosted its first New York Sire Stakes event of the season Monday night, with the $339,040 Hugh Grant Pace for 3-year-old colts and geldings. A quintet of divisions proved quite formful through the mist (and later steady ra...
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Arch Madness draws post 7 for Elitlopp

on 05/20/2012 2:00 AM
The draw for Sweden's Elitlopp 2012, which will be held Sunday, May 27, at the Solvalla track in Stockholm, will have two eliminations and a final. The USA's Arch Madness has drawn post seven in the first elimination, with Brian Sears scheduled to drive. Canada's Windsong Geant, with Rick Zeron driving, has drawn post one in the second elimination, where he will face Breede...
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Vlos speeds to Tioga feature victory

on 05/20/2012 2:00 AM
Vlos used his early tactical speed to capture Sunday afternoon's $16,500 Open Pace at Tioga Downs with driver Fern Paquet Jr.    Leaving from post position number five in a field of eight, Paquet got away with a soft opening quarter of :27.4 and was uncontested through a half mile in :56. As the field headed towards three quarters, Vlos was asked for pace and he responded click...
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Crown champs score in Miss Versatility opener

on 05/20/2012 2:00 AM
A pair of eye-catching performances by last year's Breeders Crown champion trotting mares Frenchfrysnvinegar and Cedar Dove in $30,000 first leg divisions of the Miss Versatility Series highlighted Mohawk Racetrack's nine-race Sunday card of harness racing on Family Fun and Fireworks Night.   Canada's reigning Older Trotting Mare of the Year Frenchfrysnvinegar held off the poc...
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He's Gorgeous shatters Vernon mark

on 05/20/2012 2:00 AM
Eye-popping track record performances by He's Gorgeous and Major Look highlighted Saturday night's lively 13-race program at Vernon Downs.   Following up on his 1:50 effort at Vernon last week, He's Gorgeous ($3.30) lowered the track's 59-year speed standard by one and one-fifth seconds with his 1:48.3 victory in Saturday's $9,500 Open Pace.   Tim Tetrick did the drivin...
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Clear Vision, Aracache Hanover win Molson elims

on 05/19/2012 2:00 AM
Clear Vision and Aracache Hanover won their respective $20,000 eliminations for Western Fair District's signature race, the $300,000 Molson Pace, during an action-packed card of harness racing on Friday.   Clear Vision wore down stablemate Atochia in late stretch to prevail in the first elimination providing driver John Campbell with a victory in his return appearance at the Lo...
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Uncle Peter, Dejarmbro, Itrustyou sharp in qualifiers

on 05/19/2012 2:00 AM
Reigning Breeders Crown 2-Year-Old Colt Trot champion Uncle Peter scored a 1:54.1 qualifying victory Saturday morning at the Meadowlands. Also winning qualifiers were the 2011 Earl Beal Jr. Memorial Trot winner Dejarmbro and Itrustyou, who swept the Complex Series and Exit 16W Series earlier this year at the Meadowlands.   Uncle Peter, with trainer-driver Jimmy Takter, took the lead...
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A Rocknroll Dance strong in NJSS opener

on 05/19/2012 2:00 AM
A Rocknroll Dance scored an impressive 1:50.1 victory Saturday night in the first of three divisions of New Jersey Sire Stakes for 3-year-old colt pacers at the Meadowlands. Last year's richest freshman colt pacer with $863,325 in earnings, coasted to a 4 1/2-length victory in his 2012 debut for driver Yannick Gingras.   Winning the second division was I Fought Dalaw, who won a...
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Obituary: Jerry Smith dies at 83

on 05/19/2012 2:00 AM
Jerry Smith, the trainer and owner of several world champions over the years, died early Friday morning, May 18, at the St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Mishawaka, Ind. He was 83. A native of Michigan, Mr. Smith winter trained at Spring Garden Ranch in Florida. Mr. Smith raced at Hoosier Park on Wednesday night, May 16, and then entered the hospital the following day to remove a tumor...
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Northern Companion upsets at Pompano

on 05/19/2012 2:00 AM
With the presence of Florida standout 3-year-old pacer Keemosabe in the field a big upset transpired in the Saturday evening $7,500 featured pace The Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park. Northern Companion, in rein to Robert Hoffman, used his customary closing rush to sweep to victory at 14-1.   Keemosabe, in rein to Bruce Ranger, seized command over Waldy Jimmy in rein to Dan Clem...
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Doc's Yankee scores in Scioto feature

on 05/19/2012 2:00 AM
Doc's Yankee left the gate fastest of all, yielded the lead to Look Yankee in the second quarter, then shot up the inside to win the featured pace at Scioto Downs on Saturday night. It was the second straight win at Scioto for Doc's Yankee, who is owned by Gerald Denney of Gallipolis, Ohio. Odds-on favorite Doc's Yankee was in front after the first panel was covered in :26.2 but then Devan ...
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