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Lexington Selected Sale has iPad catalog

on 09/14/2011 2:00 AM
Lexington Selected Yearling Sales Company LLC, in conjunction with The Jockey Club Information Systems Inc., introduces the release of the 2011 Lexington Selected Yearling Sale Catalog for the iPad.   The Equineline Sales Catalog app, which can be downloaded free from the App Store on iPad or at http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/equineline-sales-catalog/id440355734?mt=8&ls=1, enables custo...
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Red Mile late-closers due Sept. 15; error in #14

on 09/14/2011 2:00 AM
Nominations for the late-closing events during the upcoming Grand Circuit meet at The Red Mile must be postmarked and are due by Thursday, Sept. 15, and race office officials note that the conditions for late-closer #14 contain a typographical error in advertisements that have been published.   Conditions for #14 that is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 6, should read exactly as conditions...
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Tioga Downs honors best of 2011

on 09/14/2011 2:00 AM
Although the Tioga Downs’ race season was cut three days short due to the devastating flooding in the local area, awards for Trotter of the Year, Pacer of the Year, Driver of the Year and Trainer of the Year are still being issued.   Hometown favorite Aruba Vacation took home 2011 Trotter of the Year honors for trainer-owner Guy Howard, who is also the president of the STHHA. Aruba ...
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CTC magic for once-in-a-lifetime horse?

on 09/14/2011 2:00 AM
David Lemon has waited 40 years for a horse like Daylon Magician and on Saturday, the homebred colt will go to post in the biggest race of both their careers, the $1 million Canadian Trotting Classic at Mohawk Racetrack.   It was about two years ago when Lemon made the decision to retire from selling his yearlings at commercial auctions. He opted to downsize his operation, keeping only tw...
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Field set for Quillen Memorial at Harrington

on 09/14/2011 2:00 AM
The draw has been completed for the fifth annual $335,000 Bobby Quillen Memorial Final. Eight of harness racing’s top older pacers will go postward in one of the year’s most prestigious events for older horses on Monday, Sept. 19.   Defending champion Foiled Again drew the rail for the Ron Burke Stable after winning his elimination in 1:51.2 with a blazing last quarter of :26.4, on...
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See You At Peelers to race Monday at Yonkers

on 09/14/2011 2:00 AM
See You At Peelers will look to get back to her winning ways on Monday (Sept. 19) when she races in a division of the New York Sire Stakes at Yonkers Raceway.   The 3-year-old filly pacer won the first 22 races of her career before finishing sixth in the Nadia Lobell at The Meadows on August 29 and being first-placed-second in a division of the New York Sire Stakes at Tioga Downs six days l...
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Trainers offer analysis of Trotting Classic

on 09/14/2011 2:00 AM
The race for 3-year-old male trotter of the year heats up Saturday night with the C$1 million Canadian Trotting Classic at Mohawk Racetrack in Ontario. Stakes-winners Broad Bahn, Dejarmbro, Manofmanymissions and Whiskey Tax – the four richest 3-year-old trotters in North America this season – are among the field’s 10 horses, as well as world-record-equaling Daylon Magician, Goodtimes wi...
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Takter talks about his Wellwood finalists

on 09/14/2011 2:00 AM
Jimmy Takter will send three horses into Saturday’s C$469,000 William Wellwood Memorial at Mohawk Racetrack in Ontario, including elimination winner Little Brown Fox, who finished a half-length ahead of stablemate Weingartner in 1:56.3. Joining those two in the final from the Takter Stable is Nothing But Class, who was third in an elim won by The Game Plan in 1:55.   Little Brown Fox’s ...
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Don Anderson the inspiration behind Aunt Mel

on 09/14/2011 2:00 AM
Mike and Mary Jane Anderson got into harness racing as a tribute to Mike’s dad, and those tributes are extending to aunts and adopted uncles these days. And the aunt’s namesake, Aunt Mel, is starting to make the family proud.   Aunt Mel, a 2-year-old filly trotter that is one of two horses the Andersons have full ownership of, has won two of her last three starts after not win...
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Archangel leads winners in 249G Elmsford trot

on 09/13/2011 2:00 AM
First-season statebreds returned downstate Monday night, with Yonkers Raceway hosting the $249,400 New York Sire Stakes Elmsford Trot for 2-year-old colts and geldings.Four divisions--three off the card--went at it.The lone ($63,175) wagering event wasn't a happy one for those who took 10 cents on the dollar on Delano (Ray Schnittker). From the pole, he misbehaved in the first turn, eventually lea...
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27-1 Migisi repeats as PA Stallion Series champ

on 09/13/2011 2:00 AM
Last year, Migisi pulled off a 32-1 shocker in capturing her Pennsylvania Stallion Series final. Monday at The Meadows Racetrack & Casino, it was déjà vu all over again, as the 27-1 Migisi took the $40,000 Stallion Series championship for 3-year-old filly trotters — her first win of the year — at a juicy 27-1. The Meadows hosted all four $40,000 Stallion Series sophomore finals, wit...
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Foiled Again, Atochia win Quillen elims

on 09/13/2011 2:00 AM
Driver Yannick Gingras, owners Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi LLC and JJK Stables, and trainer Ron Burke teamed up to win both $30,000 Bobby Quillen Memorial eliminations Monday at Harrington Raceway with horses Foiled Again ($2.10, 1:51.2) and Atochia ($5.60, 1:51.1).Foiled Again, the 2010 defending Quillen champ, set all the fractions in his dominant win, including a :26.4 last quarter und...
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Red Mile launches new wagering website

on 09/13/2011 2:00 AM
The Red Mile has launched a new website for its internet wagering platform: RedMileBets.com.  Powered by Ebe technologies, RedMileBets.com is fully integrated with The Red Mile’s already existing telephone account wagering system: Bet Race. Players will appreciate the ease and convenience integrating these two platforms provides, and will feel secure in knowing their account is be...
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Cambest's dam, Oxford Mary Ann, dies

on 09/13/2011 2:00 AM
David Meirs III has told harnessracing.com that Oxford Mary Ann, the dam of the $1.4 million-winner Cambest, whose 1:46.1 time trial in 1993 at Springfield, Ill., is still the fastest mile in history, has died at the age of 31. A daughter of Harold J, Oxford Mary Ann has been at Meirs' Walnridge Farm in Cream Ridge, N.J., since she was purchased for $20,000 from the White Horse Farm dis...
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Mystical Sunshine sold for $145,000 to Denmark

on 09/13/2011 2:00 AM
World champion trotter Mystical Sunshine, the dam of the 2011 Peter Haughton Memorial Trot runner-up Power Play, has been sold for $145,000 to Thomas Lindholm of Denmark, via an online auction at OnGait.com. A winner of $1.7 million on the racetrack, the now 10-year-old Mystical Sunshine won 27 races, including a pair of world records, with a mark of 1:50.3. Included among Mystical Sunshine’s v...
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Colonial Downs set to open Saturday

on 09/13/2011 2:00 AM
Colonial Downs will open its 14th annual season of harness racing this Saturday in conjunction with the New Kent County Fair, which features a number of events including a 5K running race on the track, live music, grape stomping, a blood drive and an inflatable village.   The fair itself opens at 9 a.m. Saturday and kicks off with a 5K race at 10 a.m. followed by a parade on ...
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Edie's Desire wins 14th race of year at Mighty M

on 09/13/2011 2:00 AM
With her stunning 1:56.4 eight-length victory, the unwanted  pacer, Edie’s Desire, scored her 14th seasonal triumph at Monticello Raceway on Monday. The win also moved Edie's Desire into second place, just two wins behind the season's leading race winner, the Canadian-owned Mythic Voyage, who also added another  triumph to his seasonal stats on Sunday at Rideau...
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Michael Herbert, counsel for SBOANJ, dies

on 09/13/2011 2:00 AM
Michael J. Herbert, 73, of Titusville, NJ, died Monday, Sept. 12, surrounded by his loving family at his home. Born in Jersey City, he moved to Trenton in 1965 and to Titusville in 1976. He was a senior partner in the Lawrenceville law firm of Herbert, Van Ness, Cayci and Goodell.   He received his B.A. with honors from Jersey City State College, was an Eagleton Fellow from Rutger...
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Hanover Lex yearling videos now online

on 09/13/2011 2:00 AM
Videos of the 24 yearlings that Hanover Shoe Farms has consigned to the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale are now online. They may be accessed by going to the Hanover Shoe Farms website at hanoverpa.com.  These yearlings will be sold in Lexington on the evenings of Monday, Oct. 3, and Tuesday, Oct. 4.   The remaining 188 Hanover Shoe Farms yearlings, in addition to the 28 Hanover yearli...
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Meadowlands operational turnover set for Dec. 5

on 09/13/2011 2:00 AM
A request by New Meadowlands Racetrack LLC (NMRLLC) to extend the date it will assume control of the racetrack's operations to December 5, 2011 has been approved by the New Jersey Sports & Exposition Authority (NJSEA). "We asked to extend the date in order to give the New Jersey Racing Commission adequate time to review NMRLLC's licensing applications and to address open labor issues," said Me...
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