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NEW Weekend Preview now available!

on 05/17/2012 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 a list of major race for the weekend, and there are plenty of them that feature top colts returning from the 2011 racing. Weekend Preview also has another statistical look at top free-for-aller Foiled A...
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Won The West entered in Saturday qualifier

on 05/17/2012 2:00 AM
Won The West made a name for himself by going fast, but trainer Ron Burke doesn't mind proceeding slowly with the star pacer as he gets ready to return from tendon issues that sidelined him last year. The 8-year-old gelding pacer is scheduled to return to the track for the first time since last September's second-place finish in the Canadian Pacing Derby at Saturday morning's qualifiers at ...
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American Jewel in NYSS at Vernon Saturday

on 05/17/2012 2:00 AM
Two of the biggest names in harness racing for 3-year-old filly pacers will headline a star-studded roster in the New York Sire Stakes on Saturday night from Vernon, NY (post time 6:55 pm). American Jewel and Handsoffmycookie will begin their sophomore seasons coming off of a pair of qualifying events at the Meadowlands.   American Jewel, with regular pilot Tim Tetrick, wi...
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Whotooksam scores at Scioto

on 05/17/2012 2:00 AM
Whotooksam humbled his rivals in winning the featured trot on Thursday at Scioto Downs with a 7-1/4 length triumph in 1:57.3.   The 3-year-old gelded son of Victory Sam, trained and driven by Ray Paver, was reserved off an early speed duel between Faster N Funk and Rose Run Molly. They passed the opening panel in :28.3 and the tempo then eased. That's when Paver moved Whotooksam on ...
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Zeron has Grassroots contender in Coe Leader

on 05/17/2012 2:00 AM
Mohawk Racetrack will celebrate the first long weekend of summer this Monday with six divisions of Grassroots action for Ontario 3-year-old trotting colts and geldings. Monday's event kicks off the Ontario Sires Stakes program's Grassroots season, and local horse Coe Leader is hoping to use the developmental program as a springboard to bigger things.   "I opted out of racing hi...
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DePinto has high hopes for We Will See this year

on 05/17/2012 2:00 AM
Although hewasn't pleased when We Will See missed out on a 2011 Dan Patch Award, trainer Sam De Pinto is confident his world champion pacer is poised for a peak seasonin the free-for-all ranks. The 5-year-old by Western Hanover makes his 2012 debut in Saturday's $50,000 invitational at the Meadowlands Racetrack. Ron Pierce will drive him from post four.   We Will See blossomed as a ...
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Trotting filly Sweetasmusic takes ISS in 1:58

on 05/17/2012 2:00 AM
Indiana's 2-year-old trotting filly defending champions were back in a familiar place on Thursday (May 17) as they each won their respective divisions of the $30,000 Indiana Gold Sire Stakes for 3-year-old filly trotters at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. Sweetasmusic and Cincinnati Star each have a $200,000 Indiana Sire Stakes final for two-year-old trotting fillies to their credit. &nbs...
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ISS champ Dontfusswithruss returns with win

on 05/16/2012 2:00 AM
Dontfusswithruss picked up right where he left off in stakes action last year as he returned to victory in the first round of the $30,000 Indiana Gold Sire Stakes for 3-year-old trotting colts and geldings at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Tuesday. The 2011 Indiana Sire Stakes champion covered the one-mile event in gate-to-wire fashion, stopping the clock in 1:57.1.   Driven by Joe ...
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A foggy night at Yonkers

on 05/16/2012 2:00 AM
Sulkies with fog lights would have been in high demand Tuesday night, with Yonkers Raceway shrouded in a heavy mist through much of the 11-race card.   Despite Mother Nature's intervention--which made life shall we say "interesting" for track announcer John Hernan and track photographer Mike Lizzi, among others--some seemed to covet the camouflage.   Jason Bartlett won f...
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Tioga TV show visits stallion Lucky Chucky

on 05/16/2012 2:00 AM
After earning back-to-back Dan Patch Awards and earning more than $2 million on the racetrack, Lucky Chucky began his stud career last year at Winbak Farm in New York and is managed by Perretti Farms. We travel to the farm and catch up with "Chucky” on this week's episode of "Inside Harness Racing.”   "Inside Harness Racing,” a weekly, half-hour television show, airs today (Wednesda...
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Sweet Lou to debut in PASS at Pocono

on 05/16/2012 2:00 AM
The fastest 2 year old in harness racing history, Sweet Lou, makes his sophomore debut Saturday in one of three legs of a $317,000 Pennsylvania Sire Stakes for pacing colts at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.   Sweet Lou, who shocked the harness racing world with his 1:49 triumph in the Breeders Crown final on a cool night at Woodbine last October, drew post five in the nine-horse 12th r...
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Our Lucky Chip fastest in ISS Gold

on 05/16/2012 2:00 AM
Two divisions of 3-year-old pacing colts lined up behind the starting gate on Wednesday at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino to square off in the first round of the $30,000 Indiana Gold Sire Stakes action.   Jason Miller's Our Lucky Chip earned his first career sire stakes victory with an impressive 1:52 romp in the opening split with Trace Tetrick at the lines.   Unhurried out...
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Clements moves to lead in Pompano standings

on 05/16/2012 2:00 AM
With a reset of the stats page at the start ofthis month for the spring/summer session at The Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park, it's already a virtual certainty that Dan Clements and Bruce Ranger will dominate the driving colony in South Florida for the final 10 weeks of the meet.   Only two weeks into the current meet, Clements has surged to the top of the drivers' standings by winning wi...
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Janet Terhune new head of Museum, Hall of Fame

on 05/15/2012 2:00 AM
Janet T. Terhune has been appointed the next director of the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame by its Board of Trustees. Following the annual meeting of the Museum's trustees on July 1, Terhune will succeed Gail Cunard, who will be retiring after having served the Museum for 27 years, the last 17 as Director. In making the announcement on Monday following the meeting of the Board o...
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Sweet! Krom goes back to back in Lady Godiva

on 05/15/2012 2:00 AM
Last year Lisa Krom lost her helmet as the mobile gate sped away at the start but that loss was the only one she endued that afternoon as her pacer Allikait Fighter went on to win the Monticello Raceway's Lady Godiva Pace on a cold February morning.   Postponed from the usual cold Valentine's Day date and presented on the warm, wet and dizzily afternoon of Monday, Krom, wi...
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Saratoga harness acquiring Colorado casino

on 05/15/2012 2:00 AM
Saratoga Harness Racing Inc. (SHRI), owner of Saratoga Casino and Raceway in Saratoga Springs, NY, and The Majestic Star Casino, LLC (Majestic Star) announced on Tuesday (May 15 that SHRI has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire all of Majestic Star's issued and outstanding limited liability company interests of Majestic Colorado Gaming, LLC d/b/a Fitzgeralds Casino - Black Hawk...
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Steve Condren....he's still got it

on 05/15/2012 2:00 AM
For most horsemen, a 2:07.2 mile away from the racetrack might seem insignificant, but for Hall of Fame driver Steve Condren, it was a deeply personal moment, one that showed he hadn't lost a beat.   It was a picture-perfect April morning in Lake Worth, Fla., a city of roughly 37,000 people, nestled in Palm Beach County. At 8:30 in the morning, the sun was out in a cloudless sky and th...
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Mohawk seeking to race 4 instead of 5 days a week

on 05/15/2012 2:00 AM
The Implementation and Monitoring Group of the Ontario Racing Program has received an application from Woodbine Entertainment Groupto continue racing four days a week when WEG moves to Mohawk for its summer meet.   The current approved 2012 race date schedule for Mohawk includes a move to five days a week. The WEG application to vary the Mohawk schedule proposes to remove 17 race da...
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Maven upsets Check Me Out in 1:53.4

on 05/15/2012 2:00 AM
In a $68,778 Pennsylvania Sire Stakes at The Meadows on Tuesday afternoon, the Glidemaster-sired Maven upset Check Me Out, the 2011 Two-Year-Old Filly Trotter of the Year, in a stakes record time of 1:53.4. The clocking was just three-fifths of a second off the world record, set by Hidden Viggorish at The Meadows.   "I was happy with how she was set up going into the race, and ...
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Monochromatic wires Harrington field in 1:53.1

on 05/15/2012 2:00 AM
North State Street Stable's Monochromatic ($2.60, Brad Hanners) and Jeff and David Clark and Vernon Cannon's Ash Larue ($3.40, Jim Morand) each won their respective $16,000 Mares Junior Open divisions Tuesday at Harrington Raceway.   Ash Larue was the faster of the two winners with a front-stepping 1:53.1 wire-to-wire victory over Honey B Skipalong and Angelwithanattitude. It was th...
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