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Oh No Three O repeats at Tioga in 1:56.4

on 07/23/2011 2:00 AM
Oh No Three O scored his second straight victory at Tioga Downs in the featured condition trot with Corey Braden. Leaving from post position number two, Oh No Three O and Braden sat in the stalking position through an opening quarter in 27.2. Past the three eight’s mile pole Braden moved Oh No Three O first up on the pacesetting Ten Yard Penalty past the half in 58. Down the backside the duo cle...
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Trev Adams Attack takes Scioto open

on 07/23/2011 2:00 AM
Trev Adams Attack was the easiest possible winner in the Open Pace at Scioto Downs on Saturday night. Hall of Famer Chip Noble gave him a perfect pocket trip and he paced past the leader Camcoder in the stretch for a 1:54.4 win.   The 4-year-old gelded son of On The Attack was shipping in from Hoosier Park and scored his fifth win in 13 starts this season.   Kyle Ater sent the 5-1 sh...
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San Pail wins third straight Maple Leaf Trot

on 07/23/2011 2:00 AM
San Pail used a quick turn of foot to take the lead a half mile from the wire and never looked back to win the 59th edition of Saturday’s $730,000 Maple Leaf Trot at Mohawk Racetrack.   Randall Waples guided the seven-year-old son of San Pellegrino to his 43rd career victory and third straight Maple Leaf Trot crown for trainer Rod Hughes, who also owns San Pail with the horse’s breeder,...
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Dreamfair Eternal scores in Roses Are Red

on 07/23/2011 2:00 AM
Dreamfair Eternal, last year’s Horse of the Year, and driver Randall Waples scored an eye-catching victory in the final strides of the $385,000 Roses Are Red Stakes at Mohawk.   Warrawee Koine (Andy Miller) left aggressively from post 10 and was in command past the opening panel in :26.2.   Heading towards the half, Ultimate Velocity wasn’t content in the two-hole as she moved t...
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Action Broadway soars in Armbro Flight

on 07/23/2011 2:00 AM
Action Broadway pulled a shocker in the $349,000 Armbro Flight Stakes final Saturday evening at Mohawk.   Sent off at 27-1, the Virgil Morgan Jr.-trained mare captured her eighth victory of the season in 1:53.3.   Cross of Lorraine (Jody Jamieson) took opening panel in :27.3, but into the backstretch, last Friday’s elimination winner, Buck I St Pat (Tim Tetrick) launched a first-...
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Southwind Jazmin's 1:53 leads NYSS

on 07/22/2011 2:00 AM
New York Sire Stakes hit Yonkers Raceway on Thursday night, with the track hosting the $232,330 Mount Vernon Pace for 3-year-old fillies. Five divisions--including two off the card--were on display.   Southwind Jazmin (Jeff Gregory) turned in the night's fastest effort, two-moving for a first-up, 1:53 victory in the $46,826 fourth division. "Jazmin," leaving outside her six rivals, fou...
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Canadian Donnie Simmonds to be honored at Jug

on 07/22/2011 2:00 AM
Canadian Donnie Simmonds, a longtime friend of the Little Brown Jug, is the 2011 Joe Neville Award winner.  Delaware Fair officials will honor Simmonds during Jug Day ceremonies in the winner’s Circle. Simmonds died in May of 2010.   Simmonds, a native of Prince Edward Island and a member of the board of directors of the Charlottetown Driving Club, was also elected to the board of di...
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Braden Watson awarded HHI scholarship

on 07/22/2011 2:00 AM
Braden A.Watson, 19, has been awarded the 2011 Harness Horsemen International Jerome L. Hauck Scholarship, worth $4,000. He is the son of David and Brenda Watson of Fairfield, IL.   Braden graduated from Fairfield Community High School in 2009 and from Frontier (Fairfield) Community College in 2011 with an Associate’s Degree. He plans to attend the University of Southern Indiana this fall...
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Campbell to address World Trotting Conference

on 07/22/2011 2:00 AM
Hall of Fame driver John Campbell, who has been recuperating following a racing accident this past May 30, has agreed to deliver the keynote speech at the opening of the 22nd World Trotting Conference.   Campbell, who is the all-time leader in the sport in terms of money won, will welcome the delegates on Thursday, Aug. 4, at the Hyatt Regency Jersey City, where representatives of 17 countr...
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Meadowlands "In The Sulky" lineup

on 07/22/2011 2:00 AM
Trainer Tom Durand will sit In The Sulky Friday night to discuss his Hambletonian hopeful Whiskey Tax, who will go postward in the New Jersey Sire Stakes that evening. On Saturday, New Zealand racing commentator Jess Davidson is the featured television guest.   Fans can e-mail questions for Durand and Davidson to answer on-air to racing@thebigm.com. The broadcast can be watched live from th...
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Teague gives his take on his Adios contenders

on 07/22/2011 2:00 AM
Billy Haughton, Stanley Dancer, Joe O'Brien and Brett Pelling are the only trainers in the 45-year history of the Delvin Miller Adios to win the "Pace for the Orchids" in consecutive years. (Actually, Haughton won three straight from 1967-69 and Pelling went back to back twice in 1995-96 and 2004-05.)   Now, George Teague, Jr., who won the 2010 event with Delmarvalous, tries to join th...
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Antonacci elected to Harness Racing Museum board

on 07/22/2011 2:00 AM
The annual meeting of the trustees of The Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame, located in Goshen, NY, was held on Hall of Fame Day, Sunday, July 3, 2011. At the meeting, trustees Hugh "Andy" Grant, a member of the board since 1978, and Stanley Bergstein, a trustee since 1980, retired and were elected Trustees Emeriti. At that time a new trustee, Frank Antonacci of Enfield, CT, was elected to ...
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Advice from a vet on dealing with heat

on 07/22/2011 2:00 AM
Harrah’s Chester has cancelled racing its harness racing program for Friday afternoon due to the extreme heat. While shipping and racing horses in the heat can cause health problems for horses, there are some steps that can be taken to make sure a horse does not suffer from competing in the heat.  Dr. Andy Roberts, a veterinarian based in Lexington, Ky., said a horse’s level of fitness, ...
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Scarborough cancels Friday program

on 07/22/2011 2:00 AM
Due to extreme temperatures and an elevated heat index in southern Maine, the Friday afternoon harness racing program has been cancelled at Scarborough Downs. The decision to cancel was made in concert with leaders of the harness racing industry as well as preeminent equine practitioners in the state.   “We’re in uncharted territory,” said equine veterinarian Denise McNitt, “The cha...
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Crys Dream can race in New Jersey

on 07/22/2011 2:00 AM
Crys Dream can race in the Hambletonian Oaks, or the Hambletonian. On Friday afternoon the New Jersey Supreme Court granted a stay regarding the ruling of the filly’s ineligibility by the New Jersey Racing Commission. The Supreme Court’s order, which was signed by Chief Justice Stuart Rabner, clears the way for her to compete in the Oaks or Hambo. The entry box for both races closes at 9 am on...
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Ontario Sire Stakes 2YOCT rescheduled

on 07/22/2011 2:00 AM
The cancellation of the races at Mohawk Racetrack by Woodbine Entertainment Group on Thursday (July 21) due to the extreme heat wave hitting Ontario caused the cancellation of the Ontario Sires Stake Gold eliminations for 2-year-old colt trotters scheduled for that day. According to the decision of the Program Administrator, the event is considered cancelled and has now been rescheduled at Mohaw...
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Yonkers features to Breakheart Pass, KLM Express

on 07/22/2011 2:00 AM
Pocket-sitting Breakheart Pass (Jim Pantaleano) proved best Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's co-featured $52,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace.   In play early from an assigned post position No. 3, Breakheart Pass went around Monochromatic (Cat Manzi), taking over before a 27-second opening quarter. No sooner did Breakheart Pass make the lead than Tomorrowpan (Dan Dube) came at h...
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Leanback Coco wins at Tioga

on 07/22/2011 2:00 AM
On Friday night at Tioga Downs, Leanback Coco and Phil Fluet captured the featured $18,000 fillies and mares open handicap pace. No stranger to the winner’s circle on Friday night’s, Leanback Coco made her fourth trip in her last five starts in Tioga’s featured Friday night race. Assigned post position number six in a field of six, Fluet floated out from the gate and caught a spot in third a...
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Moira's Bliss scores 1:53.3 Scioto triumph

on 07/22/2011 2:00 AM
It took a long time for Moira’s Bliss to get the lead but then she refused to give it up and won the featured Fillies and Mares pace at Scioto Downs on Friday night. She scored for driver Ryan Stahl in 1:53.3.   Noble Zena left alertly from the inside post position in the field of six, but she yielded to Shell I Attack soon after the opening panel in :27 seconds. When the pace slowed duri...
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See You At Peelers goes for 21 straight Thursday

on 07/22/2011 2:00 AM
Perhaps "Perfection Personified" only works for persons, but we're prepared to take some literary license in the case of See You at Peelers.   Harness racing's Number One storyline makes another Yonkers Raceway visit Thursday night, flaunting her 20-for-20 career resume (4-for-4 here) in the $233,230 New York Sire Stakes Rye Pace. See You at Peelers, 7-for-7 this season, landed outside of h...
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