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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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State Treasurer hoping to cash in for PEI in Metro

on 08/24/2011 2:00 AM
When State Treasurer goes to post for his $40,000 Metro Pace elimination this Saturday at Mohawk Racetrack, he could be one step closer to making his connections’ dreams come true. The 2-year-old colt would have to finish top three or be one lucky fourth-place finisher, which is drawn by lot, to advance to the $1 million Metro Pace final on Sept. 3.   Allan MacDonald believes State Trea...
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Il Villaggio upsets Arch Madness in Indiana

on 08/24/2011 2:00 AM
Il Villaggio scored the biggest victory of his career since he won the 2009 William Wellwood Memorial Wednesday night at Indiana Downs when he rushed past the heavily-favored Arch Madness in the final turn to win going away in 1:53 in the $213,500 Pride In Progress Trot. The time was a track record for older trotters.   The star-studded field of 10 older trotters included the triple-mi...
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Freshman fillies shine in Ky. Stallion Management

on 08/24/2011 2:00 AM
A pair of $105,000 divisions of the Kentucky Stallion Management for 2-year-old filly trotters were contested Wednesday at Indiana Downs. The first split went to Win Missy B in 1:56.1 and the second went to Chilitodayhotamale in 1:56.3.   Charlie Norris trains and drives Win Missy B for breeder-owner Bob Key. The daughter of Conway Hall won for the third time in six starts as she lowered he...
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Allmar Surprise equals Harrington track record

on 08/24/2011 2:00 AM
Christopher Giacco’s Allmar Surprise ($5.60, Victor Kirby) equaled her own aged trotting mare track record Wednesday with a 1:55.3 triumph in a $7,100 conditioned event at Harrington.Trained by Kirby, the 6-year-old Angus Hall was ready to roll despite her two-month respite as she was sent to the front and dictated all the fractions before a four length win over Master In Charge and Honolulu Hun...
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Easy Again stars in Sire Stakes at Pocono

on 08/24/2011 2:00 AM
Easy Again upset previously unbeaten Sweet Lou to highlight Pennsylvania Sire Stakes action on Wednesday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. There were three stakes divisions held at Pocono for 2-year-old colts and geldings on the pace, with purses ranging from $79,662 to $80,662.Sweet Lou came into the night with five wins in five lifetime starts and appeared to be in charge with his usual fron...
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Crys Dream, Whit favorites in Am-Nat divisions

on 08/24/2011 2:00 AM
Crys Dream has been installed the 6-5 morning-line favorite in Saturday night's $121,500 American National 3-Year-Old Filly Trot at Balmoral Park, while the locally-owned Whit has been tabbed the 2-1 choice in the $108,500 American National 3-Year-Old Colt Trot.   Crys Dream is coming off a third-place finish in the $750,000 Hambletonian Oaks Aug. 6 at the Meadowlands, a race in which she w...
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I Wanna Go Fast does at Harrington

on 08/23/2011 2:00 AM
Brian Callahan’s I Wanna Go Fast ($6.60, Jon Roberts) was a repeat winner in the $18,600 Open Pace Monday at Harrington Raceway in 1:54.3. For the second straight week the 4-year-old Three Olives gelding received a two hole trip, this time behind front stepping Three Martinis. I Wanna Go Fast received his cue to pace on by Roberts at the top of the stretch and he responded well, surging thr...
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Lexington Selected catalog now online

on 08/23/2011 2:00 AM
For those who prefer not to wait for mail delivery, the entire catalog for the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale is now available on the sales company's website, www.lexingtonselected.com. This year's sale is scheduled for October 3-7 at Lexington's Fasig-Tipton Pavilion, and as always, will be held in conjunction with the Grand Circuit meet at The Red Mile.   PDF files of yearling cata...
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Jay Picciano wake party Wed. night in N.J.

on 08/23/2011 2:00 AM
Buzzy Sholty and Trond Smedshammer will be holding a wake party on Wednesday, Aug. 24, in memory of Jay Picciano, who died this past weekend.   The party will be held at the Clarksburg Inn in Millstone, N.J., from 3-8 p.m. and everyone is welcome. Food will be served at 4 p.m. and there will be music from 5-8 p.m. The bar inside at the Clarksburg Inn will be open after t...
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1981 Jug winner Fan Hanover dies at 33

on 08/23/2011 2:00 AM
Fan Hanover, the only filly to win the Little Brown Jug, died on Aug. 23, at Inglewood, Ont., at age 33. She has been leading a life of well-deserved retirement since producing her last foal in 2001. At the time of her death, she was the oldest living Horse Of The Year, Standardbred or Thoroughbred.   Purchased as a yearling at Harrisburg in 1979 for $20,000 by Dr. Glen Brown, the daug...
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