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Hare Craft is Ohio's best in May

on 06/09/2011 2:00 AM
Hare Craft was dominant in a pair of Ohio Sire Stakes legs and those performances earned the gelding the title of "Ohio Horse of the Month."The sophomore son of Yankee Cruiser won the opening OSS leg at Lebanon Raceway in 1:56 and scored a 1:52.3 victory in the Memorial Day leg at Scioto Downs. Hare Craft's only blemish was a neck defeat in the $20,000 James Hackett Memorial Pace at Lebanon.Hare C...
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Winbak Select Sale is Sept. 16

on 06/09/2011 2:00 AM
The seventh annual Winbak Select Sale will be held on September 16th, 2011. The sale will consist of around 50 of Winbak Farm’s finest pacing and trotting yearlings that will be heading to auction in 2011. Stallions represented in the sale lineup include: Rustler Hanover, Quik Pulse Mindale, CR Commando, Political Briefing, Roddy’s Bags Again, Shotgun Scott, and Three Wizzards. All but the ind...
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John Campbell update

on 06/09/2011 2:00 AM
Even though his injuries turned out to be more severe than originally thought, harness racing’s all-time leading driver John Campbell is on the mend at his New Jersey home. It was reported that Campbell suffered a broken right shoulder and right knee in the Memorial Day accident at Harrah’s Chester.“I’ve got cracked ribs and a broken collarbone,” said Campbell, “But they are underneath...
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Desperate Horsewives filly wins debut

on 06/09/2011 2:00 AM
Beautiful In Blue, a 3-year-old American Ideal filly, won her debut qualifier at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs on June 9, by 1 length in 1:56.4. Matt Kakaley handled the driving for trainer Tony Alagna.A $24,000 yearling purchase at Harrisburg, Beautiful In Blue was purchased by Alagna who then put together a 10-person syndicate made up of women in harness racing and their friends. The syndicate inc...
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Back to the Track features $150,000 Big M Pick 4

on 06/09/2011 2:00 AM
Racing fans will be able to participate in two guaranteed Pick-4 wagers as part of the U.S. Trotting Association’s second annual Back to the Track weekend, July 15-17.   On July 16, Meadowlands Racetrack, through a partnership with the USTA and its Strategic Wagering initiative, will offer a $150,000 guaranteed Pick-4 as part of Meadowland Pace Night. The $1 million featured event will be...
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Hart, Waples hope to Roll With Joe in NA Cup elims

on 06/09/2011 2:00 AM
Trainer Ed Hart is no stranger to being involved in big races. In the early 2000’s, Hart conditioned world champion Four Starzzz Shark to a lucrative career, which included $2.7 million in career earnings with numerous stakes victories and a 1:47.4 lifetime best.   Hart would return to the spotlight in 2001 as Village Jolt captured the $829,000 Breeders Crown, $432,000 Woodrow Wilson an...
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Tioga drawing Friday for Monday card

on 06/09/2011 2:00 AM
Tioga Downs will be racing a live card on Monday, June 13. Entries will be taken tomorrow (Friday) morning until 9 am by the Racing Office at (607) 699-7688. The condition sheet is available at the Tioga website.
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Information on the 2011 Artiscape & Bettor’s Delight

on 06/08/2011 2:00 AM
Tioga Downs will host the $200,000e Bettor’s Delight (sponsored by Blue Chip Farms) Free For All Pace and its female counterpart, the $200,000e Artiscape (sponsored by Brittany Stallion Management) on Sunday, June 12.The Racing Conditions describing the formula used to determine the starters for both of these races are listed below. Please note that those conditions allow for a $60,000 consolati...
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Feelin Friskie freshmen pace sub-2:00 at Scioto

on 06/08/2011 2:00 AM
A pair of pacers from the first crop by Feelin Friskie got good reviews from horsemen after winning baby races at Scioto Downs on Tuesday.Feelin Perfect won in a sharp 1:57.4 for trainer-driver Guy Malone, who sent him to the front at the start. He led by open lengths throughout the mile and cruised to the wire five lengths ahead of his pursuers. His final half-mile was covered in :57 seconds. Jet...
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Mighty M mark for Tiger's Too Good in NYSS

on 06/08/2011 2:00 AM
Tiger’s Too Good…at least he was in his $19,934 division of the New York Sire Stakes for 3-year-old colts and geldings at Monticello Raceway on Tuesday afternoon. The Conway Hall colt, driven by David Miller, equaled the track record for sophomore trotters of 1:57.1 originally set by Napoleon and Stephane Bouchard back on June 11, 2008.   In all, the NYSS was divided into...
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Berkshire sharp at Cal Expo

on 06/08/2011 2:00 AM
Berkshire is fresh from back-to-back wins at Cal Expo for trainer Frank Petrelli and regular pilot Steve Wiseman, putting his class and versatility on display by prevailing on the front end two weeks ago and then reverting to late heroics for his most recent victory.Berkshire originally carried the banner of the late Ron Lingle, who passed away last month, and now is owned by Frank’s wife Jennif...
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Yonkers prepping for second summer festiva

on 06/08/2011 2:00 AM
Preparations are well underway for Yonkers Raceway's second annual Summer Festival, scheduled for Saturday night, June 18. The free, family-themed event, held on the track apron from 5-9 PM, includes rides, games with prizes, a water bottle giveaway (while supplies last) music (a Beach Boys tribute band) and the requisite amount of fun food, from popcorn to cotton candy to snow cones to candy appl...
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Indiana-sired 2YOs qualify at The Meadows

on 06/08/2011 2:00 AM
Twelve qualifying races for 2 year olds were held at The Meadows on Wednesday morning, as the youngsters continue to prepare for their initial season of racing.   Leading the way on the trotting gait was Kid Formula, a full brother to stakes winner Dream Kid. The son of Cincinnati Kid-Kandy Angus trotted in 2:00.3. Dave Palone sent Kid Formula right to the front, cutting the ...
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Marie Froelich of Happy F Farm dies in Florida

on 06/08/2011 2:00 AM
Marie Walsh Froelich, 90, of Ft Lauderdale, Fla., and Spring Lake, N.J., died June 7. She and her late husband, Dr. Jerome J. Froelich, were long time owners and breeders. Their horses competed in Florida, Michigan, New York, and New Jersey, racing under the Happy F Farm name. They were patrons of trainers Skip Lewis, the late Harold Fisher and Jim Kennedy.   Some of the horses th...
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Hambo vet seminar lineup announced

on 06/08/2011 2:00 AM
First Choice Marketing today announced plans to host the 12th Annual Hambletonian Continuing Education Seminar for Equine Veterinarians, to be held in conjunction with the 86th Hambletonian Festival of Racing in East Rutherford, NJ. Over the past 11 years, this veterinary meeting has grown to become the third largest regional equine veterinary CE meeting in the country.   The 6th Annual C...
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Jezzy fastest in 230G Cipriani trot at Yonkers

on 06/07/2011 2:00 AM
New York Sire Stakes action began downstate Monday night, with Yonkers Raceway hosting the $230,510 Mike Cipriani Trot for 3-year-old fillies.Five, $46,102 divisions--including two early non-bettors--were scheduled, with the Raceway honoring the memory of its long-time, award-winning track photographer.Jezzy (Ray Schnittker), first on the tee, put up a 1:57 effort, then retired the clubhouse darin...
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Private purchases prosper at Pompano

on 06/07/2011 2:00 AM
It's quickly become a level of productivity to rival a highly efficient modern assembly line. When horses prepped by Rod Allen at Ocala, FL are sold privately to Arthur Mergenhagen of Williston, FL and moved into the care of trainer Dan Hennessey they quickly become big time winners at The Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park.The latest example surfaced on the Monday evening June 6 program as three yea...
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Bill for Maine racino moves forward

on 06/07/2011 2:00 AM
On Monday night the Maine House of Representatives threw its support behind LD1203 with a 94-49 vote in favor of the Biddeford Racino and a second tribal racino in Washington County.The bill now goes forward to the Maine Senate, which will debate and vote on the bill sometime this week, maybe as early as Tuesday.   “It was amazing,” says Maine Harness Horsemen's Association executi...
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Three elims drawn for North America Cup

on 06/07/2011 2:00 AM
The continent’s finest 3-year-old pacers will go postward Saturday at Mohawk Racetrack in three eliminations for the $1.5 million Pepsi North America Cup, the world’s richest pacing event, on June 18. The $50,000 eliminations drew a total of 23 Cup hopefuls on Tuesday.   Each elimination will qualify the first three finishers for the final, with one of the fourth-place finishers draw...
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Fashion Delight MIA in NA Cup

on 06/07/2011 2:00 AM
When the entries became available for this year's $1.5 million Pepsi North America Cup, one horse who was expected to be entered was Fashion Delight. However, according to trainer Jim Campbell, he decided not to enter the six-time winner due to a minor injury.   "He suffered an abscess in his front-right foot after his victory in the Empire Breeders at Tioga Downs," the veteran trainer sa...
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