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Seven enter 57th Yonkers Trot

on 06/28/2011 2:00 AM
Seven 3-year-olds were entered Tuesday for the 57th edition of Yonkers Raceway's Yonkers Trot, first jewel of the Trotting Triple Crown. The one-dash-for-the-cash event, worth $445,474, goes next Saturday, July 9.       Entrants, in alphabetical order, are...Bambino Hall, Celebrity Bombay, Del Cielo, Evil Urges, Leader of the Gang, Live Jazz and Pegasus Blue Chip...
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2YO trotting fillies in PA Stallion Series

on 06/28/2011 2:00 AM
Making her career debut, Ciao Dough executed a decisive quarter-pole move like a polished veteran and want on to capture a division of Tuesday’s $40,000 Pennsylvania Stallion Series stake at The Meadows. Backflip won the other $20,000 split in the event for 2-year-old trotting fillies in 2:03.   After Ciao Dough broke stride in her initial qualifier, trainer Aaron Hamilton rigged her with...
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Balmoral takeout just 15% on Pick 4s

on 06/28/2011 2:00 AM
On Wednesday June 29, Balmoral Park will go where no other Illinois track has ever gone before. With the help of the USTA Strategic Wagering Initiative, Balmoral Park will offer guaranteed pick 4 pools with a low 15% takeout every racing night, beginning with a new $15,000 guarantee this Wednesday . Free program pages are available each racing night at ustrotting.com.   The Balmoral Pick 4 ...
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Lorrie Please sets 1:52 Harrington record

on 06/28/2011 2:00 AM
Allen Kaplan, Ira Kaplan and David Sheib’s Lorrie Please ($21.60, Tony Morgan) set a new track record for 4-year-old pacing mares Tuesday at Harrington Raceway with a 1:52 clocking in the $18,600 Mares Open.   The 4-year-old Western Ideal mare set all the fractions in her three-length win over Pacific Philly and Fleeting Flirt N. Trained by Mike Hall, it was her ninth win of the year. "Lo...
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Shelby's Cobra battling back from EPM

on 06/28/2011 2:00 AM
When Shelbys Cobra lines up behind the starting gate this Saturday in the second leg of the $20,000 Beat The Heat Pacing Series at Mohawk, trainer Ken Sucee is hopeful his hard-luck pacer's recent hiss-tory is a sign of things to come after an unsuccessful 2010 campaign.   Last season, the son of Western Ideal was diagnosed with EPM, which had to be treated and required time off to rec...
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Running Aces sets new handle record

on 06/27/2011 2:00 AM
A record mutuel handle and new track records in three categories highlighted the Sunday night card at Running Aces.  The new later 7 p.m. Sunday night post time is being well received as the $183,856 pushed through the windows was an all-time high at Minnesota track, besting the old record set exactly one week ago.   On the track, an all-time trotting mark was establishe...
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My Miss Caroline stars at Balmoral

on 06/27/2011 2:00 AM
It was another busy weekend of Illinois conceived and foaled stakes action at Balmoral Park and shining brightest of all was La Bella Vita Stables, Robert Taylor and Kevin Dixon’s prize trotting filly, My Miss Caroline, who won for the 14th time in 15 career starts as she easily knocked off six other diagonally-gaited 3 year olds in Sunday night’s $9,000 Elk Grove OTB Stake. The final time was...
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New Jersey Classic yearling sale canceled

on 06/27/2011 2:00 AM
The 2011 New Jersey Classic Sale has been canceled due to insufficent entries. The Garden State Standardbred Sales Company, which has held the sale, made the announcement Monday morning. The yearlings that had already been entered into the sale will be sold as a group at Harrisburg, on Friday, Nov. 11, when they will begin the Standardbred Horse Sales Company mixed sale.
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No Yonkers Trot supplement for Dejarmbro

on 06/27/2011 2:00 AM
Trainer Trond Smedshammer told harnessracing.com Monday morning that although he has until 4 p.m. on Tuesday to make a final decision on supplementing recent $500,000 Earl Beal Jr. Memorial Trot winner Dejarmbro to the upcoming Yonkers Trot, he doesn’t plan on entering the colt. Dejarmbro is not eligible to several major stakes, including the Hambletonian, but there are some—including the Yonk...
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Michael Fahy, Emily Murphy earn scholarships

on 06/27/2011 2:00 AM
Ellen Taylor, executive director of the Harness Horse Youth Foundation, has announced the winners of the organization's annual scholarships. The $15,000 Gallo Blue Chip scholarship, sponsored by Martin Scharf, goes to Michael Fahy, the son of Bill and Moira Fahy, of Washington, Pa., while Lambertville, New Jersey's Emily Grace Murphy, the daughter of Patti and Joseph Murphy, has been nam...
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Young Hochstetler implores governor to sign bill

on 06/27/2011 2:00 AM
Enews Park Forest in Illinois on Sunday profiled Jay Hochstetler, the 18-year-old son of Illinois-based trainer Homer Hochstetler and Red Mile Grand Circuit race secretary Connie Hochstetler, who has been making daily phone calls to Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn imploring him to sign the recent legislation passed in the legislature that would allow slot machines at racetracks. “If (Gov. Quinn) doesn...
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E Dee's Cam 2YO 1:51.4 winner at Mohawk

on 06/27/2011 2:00 AM
Warrawee Needy (above) is the horse to beat in the $130,000 Ontario Sire Stakes Gold final for 2-year-old pacing colts next Monday, as he powered to a 1:51.4 score in tonight’s OSS Gold eliminations at Mohawk. Warrawee Needy's mile was also the fastest time in North America for a 2-year-old. Jake Sully and Aaron Byron captured the other elimination in 1:53.3.   Warrawee Needy, d...
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Village Blitz earns 58th career victory

on 06/27/2011 2:00 AM
Andrea Hill’s Jeremy’s Successor ($7.20, Sean Bier) earned his fifth Harrington Raceway win in 2011 Monday with a 1:53.1 score in the featured $18,600 Open Pace. Also on Monday at Harrington, veteran pacer Village Blitz earned his 58th career win.   As for Jeremy's Successor,  the 7-year-old Mach Three gelding sat behind pacesetter Harlingen Hanover throughout and surged up the in...
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Wind Surfer takes Meadows trot feature

on 06/27/2011 2:00 AM
Overcoming a bad draw, Wind Surfer used speed early and the "Lightning Lane: late to capture Monday’s $22,500 Preferred Trot at The Meadows. Leaving from post eight, Wind Surfer hustled to the front for Eric Ledford and was pocketed by the quarter-pole move of Rembrandt Spur. Wind Surfer charged by Rembrandt Spur in the stretch and defeated him by a length in 1:54.3. Y-Dat raced well first-over ...
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I'm Just Special scores in 1:50.3

on 06/27/2011 2:00 AM
A humid evening with the temperature well into the 80s was much to the liking of I'm Just Special as she reeled off a 1:50.3 lifetime mark performance in the $14,000 fillies and mares feature Monday evening at the Isle Pompano Park.   Jason Dillander made his weekly trek back from Hoosier Park to drive the 6-year-old daughter of Camluck-Ladys Special Girl. They sped through f...
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Battle of Lake Erie a LC, nominations due

on 06/27/2011 2:00 AM
The $100,000 (est.) Battle of Lake Erie is scheduled for Saturday night, July 23, and Northfield Park is seeking the sport’s top veteran pacers to race in the prestigious event. This year’s Battle will be raced as a late closer and nominations are Friday due July 1, 2011. The nominating fee is $1,000, with a $3,000 starting fee due on race night. Northfield Park will add $60,000 to the purse...
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Jezzy, Live Jazz win Historic divisions

on 06/26/2011 2:00 AM
Tioga Downs hosted the Historic Stakes for 3-year old trotters on Saturday night. Jezzy and Ray Schnittker were heavily favored in the $75,500 Coaching Club Trotting Oaks from post position number eight.   Schnittker wasted no time putting Jezzy into the early lead and took control of the field through fractions of :29 and :59. As the field aimed towards three quarter Schnittker let Jezzy t...
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Rollwithitharry, Best Man Hanover win NJSS

on 06/26/2011 2:00 AM
Rollwithitharry captured the first of two New Jersey Sire Stakes divisions for 3-year-old colt pacers Saturday night at Meadowlands Racetrack, with Best Man Hanover taking the second split.   Rollwithitharry and winning driver Dan Dube pulled away in the stretch, pacing to a 1:50.4 victory for a purse of $26,000 in the first leg of the NJSS. The son of Rocknroll Hanover-Queen Otra was a Gra...
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New Zealand's Dunn does it at Big M

on 06/26/2011 2:00 AM
Dexter Dunn is now a winning driver in both hemispheres. In his first U.S. appearance, New Zealand's 21-year-old leader guided McClelland to victory in the 11th race on Saturday night at the Meadowlands Racetrack.   Dunn and the Aaron Lambert trainee pounced off a perfect second-over trip to score by two lengths in 1:50.1. The young reinsman also steered Rock To Glory to a third-p...
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Bluebird Elian, Dollys Joy top ISS winners

on 06/26/2011 2:00 AM
Bluebird Elian was back to his old form Saturday, taking the fourth and final leg of the $40,000 Indiana Sire Stakes at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. The 3-year-old reigning freshman trotting champ turned in a powerful performance to win his division by 10 1/2 lengths in 1:57.4 for trainer driver Dan Shetler.   Shetler recognized that Bluebird Elian had been experiencing issue...
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