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Wandishin named Rosecroft race secretary

on 09/27/2011 2:00 AM
Mike Wandishin has been named as racing secretary for Rosecroft Raceway’s upcoming live racing meet that commences Oct. 21.  It will be the first extended live racing meet at the track since the middle of 2008.   “We are pleased to have Mike join the Rosecroft team.  His varied experience in the racing industry, combined with his knowledge of the local racing scene, makes...
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Broad Bahn wins Red Mile qualifier

on 09/27/2011 2:00 AM
Broad Bahn (outside), making his first appearance since suffering a bout of atrial fibrillation in the Canadian Trotting Classic final Sept. 17 at Mohawk Racetrack, won a qualifier Thursday morning at The Red Mile in 1:53.2, just two-fifths of a second slower than the 3-year-old colt needed to win the Hambletonian in early August.  The race served as a final prep for Sunday’s Kentucky Futu...
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Balmoral adds day of racing in 2012

on 09/27/2011 2:00 AM
The Illinois Racing Board issued 2012 racing dates on Tuesday afternoon (Sept. 27), and the harness racing schedule includes a six-day a week schedule instead of the five programs a week that have alternated between Balmoral Park and Maywood Park this year.   Balmoral Park will be open year-round beginning on Jan. 1 and race a total of 207 live programs, with racing Tuesday, Wednesday,...
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Admirals Galley, sire of Admiral's Express, dies

on 09/27/2011 2:00 AM
Admirals Galley, best known as being the sire of Canada’s 2005 Horse of the Year Admiral’s Express, died Tuesday, Sept. 20, at the age of 22 at Pebble Creek Farm in Durand, Mich. “It was just time,” Judy Ekstrand, co-owner of Pebble Creek Farm, told harnessracing.com. “He just lay down and didn’t get back up. Admirals Galley was a great asset to Michigan breeding, and to our farm...
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American Jewel puts streak on line Friday in Bluegrass

on 09/27/2011 2:00 AM
The undefeated American Jewel drew post nine in the second of two $134,700 divisions of the Bluegrass for 2-year-old filly pacers on Friday night at The Red Mile, with Pennsylvania Sire Stakes (PASS) champion Economy Terror drawing post four in the first split. Also on the card are four divisions of the $340,000 Bluegrass for 2-year-old colt trotters.   American Jewel, a Brittany Farms-home...
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Robin Cruiser equals Meadows track mark

on 09/27/2011 2:00 AM
Robin Cruiser seized the lead in a contested :26.4 first quarter and kept right on rolling, equaling The Meadows track record as she captured a division of Tuesday’s $117,200 Keystone Classic. Frontierpan took the other split in the stake for freshman filly pacers. Dave Palone drove six winners — all for trainer Ron Burke — on the 16-race card.   Robin Cruiser acquitted herself well i...
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Balmoral has $20,543 Pick 4 carryover

on 09/27/2011 2:00 AM
Players across North America will get a big reason to play at Balmoral Park’s one- mile oval on Wednesday. Waiting for them is a record Pick 4 carryover of $20,543, which will be added in to the pool. The Pick 4 pool will be estimated at $75,000, and based on the previous record last year, it could go well beyond that.   On Sept. 19, 2010, a then record carryover total of $19,125 was adde...
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Harrington increases purses 10 percent

on 09/27/2011 2:00 AM
For the second time in the last three weeks, purses at Harrington Raceway are getting a 10 percent increase. The increase went into effect with Tuesday’s draw for the Oct. 2 program.   Racing will continue on a Sunday through Thursday schedule through the meet’s end on Oct. 27. Post time will remain at 5:30 p.m. nightly. Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund races for 2-year-olds wi...
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Legal Entity wins OSS Gold for Hamather

on 09/26/2011 2:00 AM
Ontario’s 2-year-old pacing fillies treated Windsor Raceway fans to an outstanding finish in their fourth $130,000 Gold Final on Sunday evening.   As the eight fillies rolled away from the starting gate, groans were heard around the grandstand as fan favorite Apogee Hanover skipped offstride from post 2. That left Mindsweeper with a clear path to the front from post 1 and the filly fired ...
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Whatever It Takes to miss Kentucky Futurity

on 09/26/2011 2:00 AM
Brittany Farms' racing manager Myron Bell told harnessracing.com Monday morning that Whatever It Takes, most recently the runner-up in the $1 million Canadian Trotting Classic final at Mohawk Racetrack, will miss next Sunday's Kentucky Futurity at The Red Mile because of sickness.   "He came down with a virus and is running a fever, so we just can't ship him," said Bell. "Hopefully he'll no...
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Luchento addresses NJ Senate committee

on 09/26/2011 2:00 AM
A New Jersey Senate committee charged with addressing state government, wagering, tourism and historic preservation met on Monday, Sept. 26, and part of their discussions is the subject of sports betting. om Luchento, president of the Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association of New Jersey, gave testimony about the Standardbred industry in the state. His statements follow:  “Chairman ...
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Bluegrass battle: Win Missy B, Check Me Out

on 09/26/2011 2:00 AM
Win Missy B (pictured) and Check Me Out, the winner and runner-up in the Peaceful Way, will have a rematch in one of three divisions of the $326,300 Bluegrass Series for 2-year-old filly trotters on Thursday night card at The Red Mile. The Bluegrass opens the two-week Grand Circuit stand at the famed clay one-mile oval in Lexington, Ky.   Arguably the two stars of the division dre...
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Big M 2012 schedule offers new stakes

on 09/26/2011 2:00 AM
As the 2012 Meadowlands racing schedule begins to take shape, an extensive slate of open stakes for two and three-year-olds are being interwoven with the New Jersey Sire Stakes (NJSS) to offer ample racing opportunities for young state-bred horses.  The Meadowlands will serve as the primary location for a schedule that will encompass North America's finest racing surfaces - including Tioga Do...
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Hammer's Avenue Of Dreams wins again

on 09/26/2011 2:00 AM
Roger Hammer's 2-year-old trotter Avenue Of Dreams has earned his second straight win, this time scoring in 2:01.2 during the first day of Bloomsburg Stake action at an unusual venue, the Gratz Fairgrounds in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, near Harrisburg. On Little Brown Jug day Avenue Of Dreams won a Standardbred division in 1:58.   The races at Gratz were moved from the Blo...
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Hillbilly Hanover, Dick McTracy win Keystones

on 09/26/2011 2:00 AM
Hillbilly Hanover escaped a potentially fatal duel for the early lead, then poured through the Lightning Lane late to capture a division of Monday’s $131,600 Keystone Classic at The Meadows in 1:53.3. Dick McTracy took the other split in the event for 2-year-old colt and gelding pacers in 1:53.4.   Leaving from post 7, Hillbilly Hanover was parked three wide while vying for the front with...
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2YO filly trotting Circles looking for Ontario Gold

on 09/26/2011 2:00 AM
The 2-year-old trotting filly Circles will be looking to retain her Gold Final title at Rideau Carleton Raceway on Thursday evening, but John Smith is pretty sure scoring a second win over his local oval will be tougher than earning the first.   “She’ll have her work cut out for her. It won’t be a cake walk,” says Smith, who bred, owns and trains Circles, a filly by Majestic So...
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State breds shine at Balmoral Park

on 09/25/2011 2:00 AM
A pair of state bred stakes events shared top billing on Saturday night at Balmoral Park as two-year-old colts met in two $11,300 divisions of the Yates Eagle Stake while their female counterparts battled in the $14,500 Thrifty Way Stake. In the first division of the Yates Eagle Larry Breed’s M T Nester rallied in the final strides to win by a head for driver Mike Oosting in a career best of 1...
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Fridaynightflight wins again at Indiana Downs

on 09/25/2011 2:00 AM
Two weeks after capturing the $200,000 Indiana Sires Stakes final for freshman pacing colts, Fridaynightflight picked up where he left off as a new round of preliminary legs kicked off Saturday, September 24 at Indiana Downs. The Panspacificflight gelding won his $40,000 division, one of three on the card, with a 1:53.4 effort. Josh Sutton piloted the two year old to a five-length advantage in the...
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Vernon features to Memory King, Classic Conway

on 09/25/2011 2:00 AM
The pacer Memory King and trotter Classic Conway delivered track record performances during Saturday night’s $237,915 New York Sires Stakes co-features at Vernon Downs.   Memory King lowered the track standard for 2-year-old pacing geldings to 1:53 with his victory in the first of three divisions of Saturday’s $118,587 NYSS for first-year male performers on the lateral gait, while Class...
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Sophomores scorch Mohawk oval in Grassroots

on 09/25/2011 2:00 AM
Unlike their freshman counterparts, Ontario’s top sophomore Grassroots competitors benefited from clear skies on Saturday night and the result was a high speed showdown over the Mohawk Racetrack oval.   By the time the dust settled, Musselsfrmbrussels emerged as the only division leader over two nights of competition to land a Semifinal trophy. The three-year-old pacing colt got a masterf...
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