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Golden Receiver romps in Spring Pacing Championship

on 04/07/2012 2:00 AM
After finding the winner's circle in both preliminary legs, Golden Receiver and driver Randy Waples dashed away from their rivals by 5 3/4 lengths to capture the $125,000 Spring Pacing Championship on Saturday evening at Woodbine.   Sent off as the even-money favourite, the 44-time winner blasted to command well before the opening panel in :25.1. St. Elmo Hero (Scott Zeron) was in t...
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Talk To Tony back on top at Pompano

on 04/07/2012 2:00 AM
After settling for a runner-up finish last week, Talk To Tony returned to the top of the heap in South Florida's top weekly pacing class on Saturday in the $8,000 Isle Mile 1 Pace at the Isle Pompano Park.   Andy Santeramo was in the bike to find a pocket trip for Talk To Tony behind the pacemaking Flexjet in rein to Doug Brown. When Flexjet tired in mid-stretch after putt...
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Foiled Again wins 60th race in Levy split

on 04/07/2012 2:00 AM
Foiled Again turned 60 Saturday night...doesn't look it, doesn't act it, but it says it right there on his record...60. The number "60," as in the number of career wins after his wrapped-up, public workout in the fifth, $50,000 division of Yonkers Raceway's George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series.   Foiled Again outdrew and outclassed his six rivals, with regular driver Yannick Gi...
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Breakin The Law repeats in Survivor Series

on 04/07/2012 2:00 AM
Breakin The Law scored a 1:53 victory Saturday night in the second round of the Spring Survivor Pacing Series at the Meadowlands Racetrack, the third consecutive victory for the 3-year-old gelded son of Artiscape. David Miller was in the sulky for trainer Ron Burke and owners Burke Racing, Weaver Bruscemi LLC and Panhellenic Stable.   Ron Pierce was the fastest off the gate with Roc...
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Teague for two in Blossom divisions

on 04/06/2012 2:00 AM
The second leg of the Blossom Series continued on Thursday evening at Woodbine and it was trainer George Teague Jr. and driver Jody Jamieson pairing up to capture both $30,000 divisions with Yagonnakissmeornot and Arm In Arm.   Yagonnakissmeornot went gate-to-wire in the first division, stopping the timer in 1:53.3.   Starting from post nine, Jamieson wasted no time from...
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Cold Certified fastest in Tie Silk splits

on 04/06/2012 2:00 AM
Cold Certified, driven by Jason Brewer, kicked off the Tie Silk Series in fine form as he captured the fastest of three $20,000 divisions on Thursday evening at Woodbine.   The lightly-raced son of Kadabra made his 2012 pari-mutuel debut a winning on as he stopped the timer in a lifetime-best clocking of 1:57.2 for owner/trainer Gary Lance.   The two-time winner took over...
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Favorites dominate in Landess action

on 04/06/2012 2:00 AM
Favorites prevailed in the second round of the Jerry Landess Series at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Thursday. The 1-9 betting favorite, Our Lucky Chip, visited Hoosier Park's winner circle for the second consecutive time in his second start of the season.   Driven by Trace Tetrick, the 3-year-old colt showed his inexperience behind the gate as he was a touch hesitant in his a...
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A Rocknroll Dance to qualify at Hoosier Park

on 04/06/2012 2:00 AM
A Rocknroll Dance, the richest freshman colt pacer in 2011 with $863,325 in earnings, will make his 3-year-old debut Saturday in a qualifier at Hoosier Park. Co-owner and trainer Jim Mulinix told The Horseman that with the mild winter his horses are ahead of schedule so he has decided to put his stable star back on the track six weeks ahead of his first scheduled pari-mutuel start in the openi...
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"Peelers," Anndrovette win again in Matchmaker

on 04/06/2012 2:00 AM
It's like a theme show, with another Yonkers Raceway "Ladies Night" Friday in the third round of the Blue Chip Matchmaker for open pacing mares. As was the case in the first two rounds. five, $40,000 divisions went postward.   The song remains the same for See You at Peelers (Brian Sears, $2.10), who won her third race in as many series/seasonal starts. Leaving from post positi...
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On The Podium takes Spring Survivor leg

on 04/06/2012 2:00 AM
On The Podium, a 3-year-old son of Donato Hanover, won the lone division of the Spring Survivor Series Trot on Friday night at the Meadowlands, scoring in 1:55.2.   Trained and driven by Ray Schnittker, On The Podium followed Markz Moose through the first three-quarters of the mile (:28, :58 and 1:27) and then inherited the lead when the leader broke stride in the final turn and was...
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Veterans capture Hoosier Park features

on 04/05/2012 2:00 AM
The multiple stakes-winning Allthatgltrsisgold is well on his way to another stellar season making his first start a winning one in the $24,000 Open Pace feature at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Wednesday.   Allthatgltrsisgold and driver Dave Magee stopped the clock in a blistering 1:51.1, marking the fastest trip around Hoosier Park's oval thus far into the 2012 Standardbred ...
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Winning Mister back winning again

on 04/05/2012 2:00 AM
His six-race winning skein a memory, Winning Mister took the first step to a new streak Wednesday at The Meadows with a facile victory in the $22,500 Preferred Handicap Trot.   Winning Mister was undefeated this season before encountering 2011 Horse of the Year San Pail in the Glorys Comet at Woodbine. Winning Mister broke stride at the gate in that contest, which San Pail won. On W...
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Northfield joining with Hard Rock for gaming

on 04/05/2012 2:00 AM
Hard Rock International, one of the world's most iconic brands, has announced that it has entered into a joint venture and related agreements to acquire equity in, and to develop and operate a Hard Rock Gaming and Entertainment Facility, at Northfield Park racetrack in Northeast Ohio. This proposed project is subject to the satisfaction of certain conditions, including a successful r...
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Delaware trainer sends out Spring Survivor pair

on 04/05/2012 2:00 AM
Delaware-based trainer Jason Skinner ships in a promising pair of 3-year-old pacers, including a $1,500 bargain, for the $12,500 second bracket of the Spring Survivor Series, carded as race two on the 12-race Saturday program at the Meadowlands Racetrack.   Skinner, 28, is from Ridgly, Md., and manages a 10-horse stable based at Gateway Farm in Harrington, Del., along with his fianc...
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Saratoga cleared to reopen April 11

on 04/05/2012 2:00 AM
The New York State Racing and Wagering Board, in conjunction with the Department of Agriculture and Markets, has cleared Saratoga Harness for re-opening after a recent outbreak of strangles. The racing season will resume on Wednesday, April 11.   "Thanks to quick action on the part of Saratoga Raceway officials, private veterinarians, horse owners, trainers and others, the strangles...
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Crown champ Monkey On My Wheel wins qualifier

on 04/05/2012 2:00 AM
Millionaire pacing mare Monkey On My Wheel is gearing up for her 4-year-old campaign. After winning her first qualifier of 2012 on Thursday morning at Mohawk, she is one step closer.   The Travis Umphrey pupil, who won the O'Brien Award as Canada's top 3-year-old pacing filly, got away second behind 6-year-old mare Adaymer Seelster. She stayed in the pocket until driver Jody Ja...
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NEW Weekend Preview now available!

on 04/05/2012 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 Weekend Preview is FREE and in this edition Breeding Banter has an update from Hunterton Farm at Stoner Creek, where a full brother to Rock N Roll Heaven was born recently. Also, Tom Hicks has an update on youngsters training in Flor...
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Horseman Wade Ross, 45, dies of cancer

on 04/05/2012 2:00 AM
Horseman Wade Ross, the 45-year-old son of Wally and Pat Ross, died Thursday afternoon, April 5, after battling cancer.   Ross got his start in harness racing working for his father, racing primarily at Rosecroft Raceway and Pompano Park. Last summer he assisted Fred Grant and until his hospitalization in recent weeks he was working in the Jim Raymer Stable at Spring Garde...
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Possess The Will tops 108 Hambo eligibles

on 04/05/2012 2:00 AM
Dan Patch freshman trotting colt Possess The Will tops a list of 108 trotting colts eligible to the 87th Hambletonian, the richest and most prestigious event in harness racing. Possess The Will, from the first crop of 2007 Hambletonian winner Donato Hanover, is owned by Jules Siegel's Fashion Farm and trained by Jim Campbell. The colt annexed divisional honors with seven wins in 12 starts and ...
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Impressive wins in DSBF 3FT prelims

on 04/05/2012 2:00 AM
Alleigh Girl and Da Boss Lady, both trained by Les Givens and co-owned by Nanticoke Racing, scored impressively to take both $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) 2nd leg sophomore filly trot preliminaries on Thursday at Dover Downs.   As expected, prohibitive favorite Alleigh Girl won her $20,000 DSBF prelim with ease with Ross Wolfenden directing a 1:58.4 record ...
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