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Mohawk starts double draws on Tuesdays

on 05/11/2012 2:00 AM
With Mohawk's Summer Meet fast approaching, Woodbine Entertainment Group would like to remind all horsepeople of the changes to the draw schedule starting May 15. When Standardbred racing returns to Mohawk on May 17, there will be a double draw held on Tuesdays for the Friday and Saturday cards. The entry box closes at 10:30 a.m. on draw days.   The draw for Sunday, May 20, Fam...
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Winbak Farm Announces Passing of Art Colony

on 05/11/2012 2:00 AM
Winbak Farm is sad to announce the passing of Art Colony, p, 2, 1:51s ($762,840), owned by Tom Hill of Great Britain. With his first crop on the ground, the six-year-old stallion was in the middle of his second breeding season. He had both the pedigree and race record, to make him a success in the breeding shed. He was a half-brother to Triple Bars, p, 2, 1:59.4f; 3, 1:54.2s; 4, 1:50...
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Southwind Pepino a 1:57.1 winner at Scioto

on 05/11/2012 2:00 AM
Southwind Pepino dominated his six foes in the featured Friday night trot at Scioto Downs on the second night of the track’s 2012 season. Trainer-driver Hugh "Sandy” Beatty kept his trotter back in fifth place while Hardwood Chips blazed the opening panel in :28.1 as the even-money favorite Lord Of Andover went offstride. Driver Ryan Holton then slowed the tempo of the trotting as Hard...
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Go On BB returns to Hoosier Park winner's circle

on 05/11/2012 2:00 AM
Indiana’s richest female pacer of all time made her return to the winner’s circle on Friday (May 11) in the featured $24,000 Fillies and Mares Open at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. Accompanied by Ricky Macomber Jr., the eight-year-old mare found racing room late in the stretch to score in 1:54.0 to win by a head. Go On BB and stable mate Red S driven by Pete Wrenn were sent postwar...
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Jamie Sue, Brownsville Bomber win NYSS preps

on 05/11/2012 2:00 AM
A duo of NYSS prep races highlighted Tioga Downs’ Friday night twelve race card, with Jamie Sue posting the fastest time of the night. Jim Meittinis sent Jamie Sue to the front after the field went by the opening quarter in a soft 28.4. The duo then cut through fractions of 58 and 1:27 before heavy pressure was applied by the first over Marinade Hanover (Sam Schillaci). Meittinis had to ask ...
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MacDonald bags five at Yonkers Friday

on 05/11/2012 2:00 AM
Farifant (Mark MacDonald, five wins on the 11-race card) parlayed from the pocket Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's co-featured $36,000 Open Handicap Trot. Leaving from post position No. 3, Farifant--the tepid 2-1 favorite--was one of several in play early. He made the lead right before a :27.4 opening quarter-mile, then released Some Like it Hot (Jim Pantaleano) in the middle of the ...
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Riccolo still unbeaten in 2012

on 05/10/2012 2:00 AM
Fresh off back-to-back scores including a lifetime best in the Iggy Magoo Stake last week, Walter and Paige Paisley's up-and-coming sophomore Riccolo made it three straight wins to open his sophomore campaign as he posted a one-length decision in 1:57 while taking Wednesday's $12,000 Betzotic Stake for Illinois conceived and foaled 3-year-old trotting colts.   After getting aw...
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Action-Broadway wins first of 2012

on 05/10/2012 2:00 AM
Action-Broadway, the 2011 Trotting Mare of the Year who was off to a slow start this season, notched her first victory of 2012 on Wednesday at The Meadows by coming first over to capture the $22,500 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Trot.   Action-Broadway made breaks in her seasonal debut at The Meadows and followed that up with a middling fourth-place finish at Hoosier Park. But...
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Cal Sire Stakes for filly pacers set for Friday

on 05/10/2012 2:00 AM
A pair of $12,000 California Sire Stakes for the 3-year-old fillies headline the Cal Expo Friday night (May 11) action, with Diva Las Vegas getting the marquee treatment in the pacing event while Silverlode eyes another big-money score in the trotting end. Diva Las Vegas is a 3-year-old daughter of Hi Ho Silverheel's and the Little Steven mare Prettylittlerebel, who is owned by Denise Maier...
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Once again, it's easy as Abc at Hoosier

on 05/10/2012 2:00 AM
Abc Mercedes visited Hoosier Park's winner's circle for the fourth time this year as he captured the featured $24,000 Open Trot at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Wednesday.   It was a cavalry charge from the moment the gate opened as the race saw much movement through the opening splits. Rompaway Beau and driver Ricky Macomber Jr. left alertly from post seven only to yield the ...
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Economy Terror, Win Missy B win PcD qualifiers

on 05/10/2012 2:00 AM
The 3-year-old filly pacer Economy Terror and the 3-year-old filly trotter Win Missy B won qualifying races at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs on Thursday morning. Economy Terror, the 2011 Dan Patch 2-Year-Old Filly Pacer of the Year, was making her second start in qualifying action and jogged home to a 13-length score in 1:53.4, with a :26.2 last quarter. Matt Kakaley drove the Western Terror fil...
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Winning Mister has key to owner's heart

on 05/10/2012 2:00 AM
Attorney and businessman Robert Key of Leechburg, Pa., has bred and owned hundreds of harness horses in his three decades in harness racing. Yet, Winning Mister is the single trotter that has captured Key's heart.   The 6-year-old son of Angus Hall drew post nine in Saturday's $210,000 Arthur J. Cutler Memorial at the Meadowlands Racetrack. After reeling off a devastating 1:51....
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1:49.2 qualifier by Warrawee Needy

on 05/10/2012 2:00 AM
A pair of highly-regarded sophomore colt pacers has posted impressive qualifying victories. Warrawee Needy, Canada's 2011 Two-Year-Old Colt Pacer of the Year, romped to a 31-length win in 1:49.2 on Thursday at Mohawk Racetrack.   The Carl Jamieson-trained and Jody Jamieson-driven Warrawee Needy led through panels of :28, :55 and 1:22.3, before using a :26.4 final quarter to cross th...
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A Rocknroll Dance still set to start May 19

on 05/10/2012 2:00 AM
A Rocknroll Dance, the richest freshman of 2011 with $8634,325—and a mark of 1:49.1—posted a 1:53.2 victory May 5 in a qualifier at Hoosier Park and is still scheduled to make his first start of the season on May 19 in the New Jersey Sire Stakes at the Meadowlands. The Jim Mulinix trainee scored an initial qualifying win April 7 at Hoosier in 1:55.4. Although Mulinix planned a second qualifie...
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Jamieson bobbleheads at Vernon in August

on 05/10/2012 2:00 AM
In honor of his unprecedented dual victories in the World Driving Championship and the Meadowlands/Tioga Drivers' Championship in 2011, Canadian superstar Jody Jamieson will be honored with a bobblehead at Vernon Downs on Sunday, Aug. 26, when he defends the second of his titles.   "I'm joining some elite company of drivers who have been honored with bobbleheads including Brian Sear...
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Ruvola draws favorite in Lady Godiva Pace

on 05/10/2012 2:00 AM
The women will be coming from near and far just to compete in Monticello Raceway's 10th Annual Lady Godiva on Monday afternoon, May 14. The event, which will be the fourth leg of the raceway's Heritage Drivers Series, is specifically for women drivers.   Arguably the most excited, despite having to come in all the way from greater Chicago, is Michelle Ruvola, who will be making her ...
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PA Senate passes budget without racing cuts

on 05/10/2012 2:00 AM
The Pennsylvania State Senate has approved a budget that does not include the proposed transfer of $72 million from the Horse Racing Improvement Act funds to other programs. According to Kim Hankins, executive director of the Meadows Standardbred Owners Association, this is a "significant" step, but far from the end of the horse racing industry's battle over the budget.   "We're encour...
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Fawkes, Love N Hate wins Swedish classics

on 05/10/2012 2:00 AM
There was an American-bred winner of Sweden's prestigious King's Trophy race, which was held over a sloppy Åby track in Gothenburg. Fawkes, who finished third in an elimination for last year's Hambletonian, was the winner in a mile rate time of 1:57.2. He earned about $120,000.   The Perretti Farms-bred Love N Hate, a 4-year-old daughter of Muscles Yankee-R Heavenl...
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Latest Weekend Preview now available!

on 05/10/2012 2:00 AM
The latest edition of HarnessRacing Weekend Preview is now available by clicking below or by signing up by following the link at the top of this home page. The latest edition includes the story of Rockincam, who will compete in the Graduate final Saturday night at the Meadowlands. Horsemen Steve Farrell and Warren Harp have carefully managed Rockincam in hopes of the horse becoming a top older per...
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Check Me Out to debut in PASS at Meadows

on 05/10/2012 2:00 AM
Check Me Out, the unanimous choice as the 2011 Two-Year-Filly Trotter of the Year, will make her sophomore debut Tuesday afternoon, May 15, at The Meadows. Check Me Out, who won 14 of 16 starts last year, will start from post four in the ninth race, the last of four $62,528 divisions of Pennsylvania Sire Stakes (PASS). Trained and driven by Ray Schnittker, who also co-owns the daughter of D...
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