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Next Flight In remains undefeated with ISS win

on 08/25/2011 2:00 AM
After equaling the Indiana Downs track record for two-year-old colt pacers with a 1:52.1 performance in his last start, Next Flight In returned to the winner’s circle Wednesday, August 24. The Panspacificflight colt repeated his previous effort, winning in Indiana Sires Stakes action in a time of 1:52.1. He was driven to victory by Peter Wrenn.   Lima Storm and Trace Tetrick took command ...
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Conditions sheets available for Delaware, Ohio

on 08/25/2011 2:00 AM
The complete stakes and overnight schedules for the 2011 Delaware County Fair have been released and are now available and can be found by clicking the link at the bottom of this page.   Phil Terry, general manager of the Delaware County Fair, also announced that  for the first time a half-mile pace will be contested on Wednesday, Sept. 21. The pace is for horses and geldings...
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Tuesdays With Mom is back at Batavia

on 08/25/2011 2:00 AM
The third start of the year was the charm for Tuesdays With Mom, as the popular 4-year-old trotting mare notched her first win of the season, in wire-to-wire fashion, to take the $7,000 Fillies and Mares Open trot on Wednesday night (Aug 24) at Batavia Downs Casino. Tuesdays With Mom (Credit Winner-Princess Deanna) left the gate quickly and was on top before the field of seven trotted one-eighth ...
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Expanded gaming bill introduced in Massachusetts

on 08/25/2011 2:00 AM
A bill that would allow three casinos and one slot parlor in Massachusetts has been introduced in the state legislature. The three Las Vegas-style casinos would be located in three regions, with the slot parlor that would have at most 1,250 machines located anywhere in the state.   Although the bill doesn't specifically provide for expanded gaming at racetracks, Plainridge Racecourse presid...
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Dan Patch Awards dinner Feb. 12 in Orlando

on 08/25/2011 2:00 AM
The date, location, tickets, menus--everything but the names of the actual award winners--are now set for the United States Harness Writers Association (USHWA) annual Dan Patch Awards Dinner that will take place on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012, in Orlando, Fla.   The 2012 Dan Patch Awards Dinner will not only honor the leading horsemen, horsewomen, and equine stars of the 2011 season, but will als...
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Big Jim injured, sidelined rest of 2011

on 08/25/2011 2:00 AM
Standardbred Canada has reported that the $1.5 million-winning 3-year-old colt pacer Big Jim has suffered injuries to both rear ankles and will not race anymore this year and possibly could be retired. Owner Jim Carr said the full extent of the injuries won't be known until next week and that is when a decision will likely be made on the colt's future.   A winner of six of 10 starts last ye...
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Carr: Big Jim "not going to race again this year"

on 08/25/2011 2:00 AM
Owner Jim Carr confirmed to harnessracing.com Thursday afternoon that the $1.5 million-winning 3-year-old colt pacer Big Jim has suffered injuries to both rear ankles and will not race anymore this year and will likely be retired. Carr said the full extent of the injuries won't be known until next week and that is when a decision will be made on the colt's future. “He definitely is not going to...
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Crys Dream allowed to race in Am-Nat

on 08/25/2011 2:00 AM
Despite receiving a 90-day suspension that runs through Sept. 26 from the Ontario Racing Commission as a result of a positive test following her win in the Elegantimage final June 18 at Mohawk, Crys Dream is continuing to race in the United States. The 3-year-old filly trotter won her Hambletonian Oaks elimination and then was third in the $750,000 final Aug. 6 at the Meadowlands, and is now liste...
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Familiar faces stay on board at Big M

on 08/25/2011 2:00 AM
With the transition to an 80-day racing schedule, the new Meadowlands Racetrack group headed by Jeff Gural has reduced the racetrack’s staff. According to Gural, “Many employees will be offered opportunities during the 2012 live season. We will announce our 2012 dates after they are approved by the New Jersey Racing Commission later this fall.”   Among the familiar faces—and voice...
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Monticello looking for some grays and roans

on 08/25/2011 2:00 AM
In what started out in 1990 as a spoof on the world-famous Little Brown Jug, Monticello Raceway’s Little Grey Jug had become a regular attraction and an anticipated event for both horsemen and fans alike. So much so that over the years more than one division has been necessary to accommodate all the entries.   However, in recent seasons a shortage of available gray pacers has hi...
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Takter’s fillies ready to shine in Shes A Great Lady elims

on 08/25/2011 2:00 AM
What do American Jewel, Romantic Moment, Another Hanover, Yummy Sushi and Azorean Night have in common? All five freshman pacing fillies will compete in the Shes A Great Lady eliminations on Saturday at Mohawk Racetrack for trainer Jimmy Takter.Takter swept both divisions of the Eternal Camnation Stakes last Saturday at the Campbellville oval with American Jewel and Romantic Moment and he will be ...
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Drivers select charities for Drivers’ Championship races

on 08/25/2011 2:00 AM
The nine drivers competing in the six drivers championship races on Sunday afternoon (August 28) at Tioga Downs have all selected a charity and agreed to donate their 5% earnings on those races to those charities. David Miller, Ed Hensley, Tim Tetrick, and Yannick Gingras have all selected the Standardbred Retirement Foundation as their 2011 charity. Brian Sears will be competing for the August Ho...
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Monticello Casino & Raceway aids the homeless

on 08/25/2011 2:00 AM
During these economic times it’s no secret that the food banks and soup kitchens have much of their funding reduced with many looking to the community for help in order for them to keep supplying the less fortunate with meals.Knowing the problems  caused by  reduced  funding  Monticello Casino and Raceway took the bull by the horns and  collected  non-perishable&nbs...
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Harness racing returns to Cal Expo on Friday

on 08/24/2011 2:00 AM
Harness racing returns to Cal Expo Friday night (August 26) with Got The Giggles and Ivegotwhatuneed heading the cast in the $4,500 main event for pacers.  The feature goes as the seventh on an 10-race card.The revised schedule finds the trotters and pacers in action on Friday and Saturday nights until October 6, when the racing week will expand to Thursday, Friday and Saturday programs. ...
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Lucky 13 for Radar Contact

on 08/24/2011 2:00 AM
Radar Contact made her 13th consecutive trip to the winner’s circle Tuesday evening, August 23 with a wire-to-wire score at Indiana Downs. Dan Shetler piloted the sophomore filly pacer in the third leg of Indiana Sires Stakes, winning by a length in a time of 1:56.2. Sent off as the heavy favorite, it was the ninth seasonal win for the Dontgetinmyway three year old.   Lining up behind the...
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Peach Martini heading to SBOA final

on 08/24/2011 2:00 AM
The 3-year-old trotting "Princess," Peach Martini, is re-charged and ready to take on her next set of opponents in Friday’s $148,654 SBOA final at Mohawk Racetrack.   The sophomore filly has an attitude and acts like a princess in the barn, which is how she got barn name. Trainer/driver Rick Zeron says it’s because she thinks she is first-rate and with $566,927 in career earnings and ...
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Five win $5,000 HTA college scholarships

on 08/24/2011 2:00 AM
Five college students with high marks, high hopes and high ideals have been named winners of Harness Tracks of America’s 2011 college scholarships. Each has harness racing family connections and each receives a $5,000 check toward their college education.All the winners have worked with harness horses and in harness racing. The winners are:Chad Calice, 24, Dublin, Ohio, son of Jerry Calice, a he...
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PA championship purses increased to $200,000

on 08/24/2011 2:00 AM
The Pennsylvania Harness Racing Commission and the Pennsylvania Harness Horsemen’s Association (PHHA) have announced that the upcoming Pennsylvania Sire Stakes Championships and consolations will have an increase in purses, coming from a $560,000 contribution towards these races by the PHHA.   The Championship races were originally set for $150,000; now the extra money will boost the...
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See You At Peelers draws post 9 at Meadows

on 08/24/2011 2:00 AM
If the undefeated See You At Peelers is to extend her career unbeaten streak to 23, she’ll have to do it from post nine, the extreme outside at The Meadows Racetrack & Casino. That’s where she drew Wednesday for Monday’s $193,150 Nadia Lobell for 3-year-old pacing fillies.   Prior to the draw, trainer Jimmy Takter indicated he didn’t think a bad post would hamper the chance...
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Cybersecurity topic at simulcasting conference

on 08/24/2011 2:00 AM
Joseph Menn, author of “Fatal System Error: The Hunt for the New Crime Lords Who are Bringing Down the Internet,” will address the subject of cybersecurity Monday, Oct. 3, to kick off the 19th annual International Simulcast Conference to be held at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort in Scottsdale, Ariz., Oct. 3-5.   Menn covers cybersecurity and other technology issues for the Financial Times ...
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