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Nine entered in Cane, no elims needed

on 08/31/2011 2:00 AM
Wednesday morning the Tioga Downs’ race office accepted entries for the 57th annual Cane Pace and nine 3-year-old colt and geldings were entered. As a result, no eliminations will be necessary, and all nine will move straight to the $342,875 final on Saturday, Sept. 10, at Tioga Downs. Meadowlands Pace winner Roll With Joe leads the nine sophomore pacers, and drew post position number eight fo...
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Northville Downs set to open Friday night

on 08/31/2011 2:00 AM
The Michigan harness racing circuit will continue this Friday night as Sept. 2 marks the return of live racing to Northville Downs. Northville Downs will race each Friday and Saturday nights with a first-race post time of 7 p.m.   Northville Downs is very excited to announce the many promotions that will take place during our live racing season. New this year is free internet...
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Blooded Horse Sale shows strength

on 08/31/2011 2:00 AM
It was the strongest Blooded Horse Summer Sale since 2002.  Yearlings were in greater demand and buyers were a bit gamer on the racehorses.  The three year old Ohio bred trotter, Count Howie was the sale topper at $27,000.  Consigned by Marty Wollam, agent the handsome bay gelding had been racing at Northfield Park and still had several fairs left.Big Valley, a competitive condition...
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Jamieson wins Tioga Drivers’ Championship

on 08/30/2011 2:00 AM
Canada’s superstar, Jody Jamieson, came into the second and final leg of the Drivers’ Championship with a three point lead after the first leg held at the Meadowlands. He had no plans of ever relinquishing that lead and stormed out of the gate again in race number one, winning with Split Ticket, to increase his margin on his way to being crowned 2011 Drivers’ Champion.   Jamieson...
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Gogetembrady wins Harrington feature

on 08/30/2011 2:00 AM
Maurice Brady’s Gogetembrady ($10.40, Tony Morgan) successfully climbed the class ladder with a decisive 1:53 win Monday in the $18,600 Open at Harrington Raceway. The 5-year-old gelded son of Artistic set all the fractions in his two length win over Southwind Lynx and Cams Art. It was his 23rd career win in 85 starts. Trained by Victor Keeler II, ‘Brady’ has won two straight races at H...
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Broad Bahn bounces back in Zweig

on 08/30/2011 2:00 AM
In the Zweig Memorial for 3-year old colt and gelding trotters, Hambletonian winner Broad Bahn rebounded off of his loss in the Colonial to take home a division of the Zweig in 1:55.3. In the Zweig filly divisions, Hambletonian Oaks champion Bold And Fresh suffered a defeat when she broke stride before the start.   As for Broad Bahn, driver George Brennan gained control ...
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Windylane Hanover, Miss Wisconsin sold

on 08/30/2011 2:00 AM
World Champion Windylane Hanover, in foal to Muscle Hill, and Merrie Annabelle winner Miss Wisconsin, carrying a foal by Donato Hanover, have been purchased by Ernie Gerbaulet, a Hunterton Farm and Sales Agency client who resides in Recklinghausen, Germany.   Hunterton's Steve Stewart, who made the announcement Tuesday, said, "We are honored that Mr. Gerbaulet was able to purchase those m...
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Pro Bono Best fillies lead ISS winners

on 08/30/2011 2:00 AM
Five divisions of two-year-old pacing fillies battled Monday, August 29 at Indiana Downs for all-important Indiana Sires Stakes points and a position behind the gate in the $200,000 final Saturday, September 10. A pair of Pro Bono Best freshman turned in solid performances over the Shelbyville oval. Insatiable Desire, still undefeated, paced to a 1:53.4 triumph while Bono’s Lassie won by three l...
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Palone: Post 9 "a death sentence" for Peelers

on 08/30/2011 2:00 AM
Triple Crown champion Blissfull Hall could not overcome an outside post in the 1999 Adios, and neither could Pacer of the Year Well Said in the 2009 renewal of The Meadows’ signature race. So for Dave Palone, the leading driver at The Meadows in wins and earnings the past 21 years, it’s easy to understand why driver Marcus Johansson could not overcome starting from the outside nine hole with S...
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Dancing from Raceway Park to $1 mil Metro

on 08/30/2011 2:00 AM
Jim Mulinix believed A Rocknroll Dance was a horse capable of attending the big dances. When the colt equaled the world record in winning his Metro Pace Elimination last weekend at Mohawk Racetrack, Mulinix’s faith was rewarded.   A Rocknroll Dance, trained and co-owned by Mulinix, won his $40,400 Metro elimination by 2-3/4 lengths over Allstar Legend, in 1:49.1 on Saturday night. He pace...
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Harness owner Edward Norford dies

on 08/29/2011 2:00 AM
Edward R. Norford, 82, of Camp Hill PA, a successful Harrisburg-area businessman, a friend of Hall of Famer Max C. Hempt and his son George, and a member of the U.S. Trotting Association for 40 years, died Friday, Aug. 26, at his home.   Norford was born in nearby Lemoyne PA, was a graduate of Penn State University, and served in the Marines.  He gave his time on countle...
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With good weather, Tioga set for big Monday

on 08/29/2011 2:00 AM
Tioga Downs reports that the weather for Monday night's big Driving Championship and Zweig card will be mild, with no rain! The high temperature on Monday is forecast to be 74, with lower temperatures at night. The area received about two inches of rain and had a few downed tree limbs courtesy of Hurricane Irene, but no other effects from the storm.   Tioga Downs is offering free programs f...
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NYSS freshman filly pacers on tap at Mighty M

on 08/29/2011 2:00 AM
On Tuesday afternoon Monticello Raceway will host the seventh leg of the New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) for freshman pacing fillies which will carry a total purse in excess of $150,000. And as the events continue deeper into the season the amount of  starters falls off  as only those who believe they have a good chance of getting a good check enter.   Many of the entrants w...
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Idyllic ends See You At Peelers' streak at 22

on 08/29/2011 2:00 AM
The 22-race winning streak of See You At Peelers came to an end at The Meadows Monday afternoon when the filly finished sixth in the $193,150 Nadia Lobell after a super tough trip starting from post nine. Instead of See You At Peelers winning her 23rd straight, Idyllic pulled off the surprising upset, hitting the wire first in 1:50, a new track mark.   Driver Marcus Johansson fired See...
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Check Me Out 7-for-7 heading to Champlain

on 08/29/2011 2:00 AM
Trainer Ray Schnittker is no stranger to training top horses that compete at the highest level. The veteran conditioner has a long resume of rich performers including the 2008 Hambletonian winner, Deweycheatumnhowe ($3,177,112) and 2010 Meadowlands Pace winner, One More Laugh ($2,288,505), just to name a few.   Now, the Middletown, N.Y., resident has another top performer in Check Me Out....
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Marty Party sets 1:52 stakes mark in PASS

on 08/29/2011 2:00 AM
Marty Party set a stakes record of 1:52 in coasting to a five-length victory in an $80,603 Pennsylvania Sire Stakes at The Meadows Monday afternoon.   Two other PASS splits went to Moonlit Dragon (1:52.3) and McSauna (1:52.4).   Driver Dave Palone quarter-moved Marty Party before the :27.2 first panel was posted, then dictated splits of :56 and 1:24.3 before riding home in :27.2. &n...
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See You At Peelers favored in Jug Future

on 08/29/2011 2:00 AM
The 3-year-old filly pacer See You At Peelers is the 3-1 favorite in the first of two wagering pools for the 2011 Little Brown Jug. The Delaware, Ohio-owned and trained Big Bad John is next at 4-1 and Meadowlands Pace champion Roll With Joe is third at odds of 9-2.   “Our fans love the stars,” said Phil Terry, general manager and director of marketing for the Delaware Cou...
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FL Harness Writers award scholarships

on 08/29/2011 2:00 AM
The Florida Chapter of the U.S. Harness Writers Association has announced its 2011 A1len J. Finkelson Scholarship award winners, and it’s a triple dead heat. Three women, all from Broward County, were selected by the chapter for their outstanding scholastic achievements, and each has been awarded a check for $1,000.   The scholarship winners are Valerie Foligno of Sunrise, Paula Garcia of...
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Idyllic's sister romps by 8 in Stallion Series

on 08/29/2011 2:00 AM
Just a few races before her half-sister Idyllic snapped See You At Peelers’ 22-race win streak, Dream Of Winning showed that talent in the family runs deep; she romped home by 8 lengths in a division of a $140,000 Pennsylvania Stallion Series event at The Meadows.   The stake for freshman filly pacers was conducted over seven divisions, with Southwind Johanne, Kiss Dont Bite, One Night’...
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2YO Miss Fidget 2:00.1 winner in NYSS

on 08/29/2011 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway, back at it Monday night after Hurricane Irene left town, offered the $248,710 New York Sire Stakes Pat Quaglietta Trot for 2-year-old fillies. The event remembered a harness "lifer" who served with distinction for several organizations, including the U.S. Trotting Association, Harness Horsemen's International and the Standardbred Owners Association of New York. Five divisions, inc...
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