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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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Hambo eligible Whit wins in NJSS action

on 07/22/2011 2:00 AM
Hambletonian hopeful Whit wore down the leader Zooming in the final strides to win the first of two $22,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes divisions for 3-year-old trotting colts on Friday night at Meadowlands Racetrack.   Whit, driven by Tim Tetrick, lowered his mark by six full seconds to 1:52.4 with the victory, his third in 21 career starts. He paid $7.80. Celebrity Bombay got up for third aft...
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Malinka sets stakes record in PA Stallion Series

on 07/22/2011 2:00 AM
On a stormy night at The Meadows, Malinka avoided the rain — and the rest of the field — as she cruised to an easy front-end victory in a stake-record 1:54.1 in a division of Friday’s $160,000 Pennsylvania Stallion Series event.   The stake for 2-year-old filly pacers was conducted over eight divisions, with One Night’s Desire, Franny The Great, Slaying The Field, Love You Bye, Cass...
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Keystone Velocity: bargain yearling in Adios

on 07/21/2011 2:00 AM
It is rare for a yearling bought for $2,000 at a premier sale to develop into a contender for national stakes laurels. Yet that's the case with Keystone Velocity, a bargain-basement acquisition who will compete in the 45th edition of the Delvin Miller Adios at The Meadows Racetrack & Casino.   Three $50,000 eliminations are set for Saturday, July 23, first post 6:55 p.m., while the...
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Mohawk, Plainridge cancel cards due to heat

on 07/21/2011 2:00 AM
Mohawk Racetrack has cancelled its Thursday night program and Plainridge has canceled its Friday card due to forecasts for unsafe heat conditions. The Woodbine Entertainment Group also cancelled its Thursday program of live thoroughbred racing due to the same reasons.   After consulting with the Central Ontario Standardbred Association (COSA), Woodbine Entertainment Grou...
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Meadowlands Pace on USTA's Eye On Harness

on 07/21/2011 2:00 AM
A wild group packed the winner’s circle following the $1 million Meadowlands Pace Final and “Eye on Harness Racing” correspondent Ken Weingartner will have extensive video coverage on this week’s edition of the U.S. Trotting Association’s weekly online video magazine. The show will debut this afternoon. In addition, extensive video coverage of “Back to the Track,” highlights of See...
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RCI says bath salts being used as stimulant

on 07/21/2011 2:00 AM
The Drug Testing Standards and Practices Committee (DTSP) committee of Racing Commissions International (RCI) voted on Wednesday to specifically add Methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV) and related analogues (bath salts), Dermorphin, as well as synthetic cannabinoids as Class 1 prohibited substances in horse racing and called for any violators to be sanctioned with the highest recommended penalt...
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Lighter shoes for Premier Steed in Maple Leaf

on 07/21/2011 2:00 AM
Trainer Fabrice Souloy has brought one of his top trotting mares from France to compete against North America’s top older trotters, hoping he can capture the 59th edition of the Maple Leaf Trot this Saturday at Mohawk Racetrack. As the only mare in the classic, Premiere Steed is the third richest trotter in the field with $1,661,606 in earnings. She also holds the title of the world's fastest ...
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2YO pacing colts compete in PASS at Chester

on 07/21/2011 2:00 AM
With the heat index hovering in the 100-degree territory, 2-year-old pacing colts competed in Pennsylvania Sire Stakes at Harrah's Chester on Thursday afternoon. The winners were McBoogie (McArdle) in 1:52, Dapper Dude (The Panderosa) in 1:53.2, Sweet Lou (1:52.4) and Mattacardle (McArdle) in 1:54.4.   Sweet Lou, a Yankee Cruiser half brother to top free-for-aller Bettor...
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Stormin Normand in PASS Meadows stake record

on 07/20/2011 2:00 AM
Stormin Normand stormed to the lead with a quick backside burst in a division of Tuesday’s $226,836 Pennsylvania Sires Stake at The Meadows, demolishing the field by 11 lengths in a stake-record 1:56. The event for 2-year-old colt and gelding trotters, known as the Hickory Pride, was conducted over four divisions, with Lad Pine, Super Macdeen and Go Tapaigh also taking $56,709 splits. ...
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Orange Bigi Stars in Stallion Series at Pocono

on 07/20/2011 2:00 AM
Orange Bigi posted the fastest time of three divisions of The Stallion Series on Tuesday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. The races, held for 3-year-old trotting fillies, each carried a purse of $20,000.Orange Bigi, trained by Anthony Mannino and driven Matt Kakaley, won his Stallion Series division, his third straight victory, in 1:56:1. The other divisions were won by Sephora De Vie (Greg W...
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