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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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Three elims each for Fan Hanover, Goodtimes

on 06/07/2011 2:00 AM
In addition to the trio of eliminations for the $1 million Pepsi North America Cup, this Saturday night's card at Mohawk Racetrack will also feature three eliminations for the Goodtimes 3-Year-Old Colt Trot and three eliminations for the Fan Hanover 3-Year-Old Filly Pace.   Reigning O'Brien Award winner Blue Porsche drew post five in the first of the three Goodtimes elims for trainer Blair ...
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Lisagain one ups brother Lis Mara in Des Smith

on 06/06/2011 2:00 AM
Lisagain survived an early speed battle en route to capturing the 30th edition of the Des Smith Classic Pace at Rideau Carleton Raceway on Sunday evening, and in doing so he erased the Canadian record for older pacing horses set at Rideau by his older brother Lis Mara in the 2006 edition of the Des Smith.   Driven by Sylvain Filion and trained by Erv Miller, Lisagain, a 5-year-old son of D...
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Dewey Degree scholarship to Shawn Harvey

on 06/06/2011 2:00 AM
The Upstate New York Chapter of the United States Harness Writers Association has announced that Shawn Harvey is the recipient of the 2011 edition of the Dewey Degree College Scholarship.   Shawn Harvey is from Imperial, Pa., and is currently attending the West Virginia University College of Business and Economics, majoring in Sports Marketing. He is a frequent member of the Dean...
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Fawkes springs 48-1 Currier & Ives upset

on 06/06/2011 2:00 AM
The equine Fawkes (pictured) won the Currier & Ives at The Meadows in 1:55.3 Monday afternoon, pulling off a 48-1 explosion.   In 1605, Guy Fawkes gained fame of sorts in a failed effort to blow up the British House of Lords. Monday at The Meadows, the equine Fawkes gained his own measure of fame when he blew up the toteboard in the $125,000 Currier & Ives for 3-year-old colt and ge...
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Dutch Richman strong in Cardinal final

on 06/05/2011 2:00 AM
Last season’s Orange & Blue champion Dutch Richman continued to draw the attention of Illinois racing fans as he rolled to a two-length decision in a blistering 1:51.3 in Saturday’s $54,500 Cardinal Stake final for 3-year-old state-bred pacing colts at Balmoral Park.   Hustled away from post position six by driver Marcus Miller the son of Richess Hanover-Fox Valley Estella wound up ...
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Nine NYSS 3CT divisions on tap Tuesday at Monticello

on 06/05/2011 2:00 AM
In what can be billed as a day for the sport's purists, Monticello Raceway will present nine divisions of sophomore trotting colts and geldings in the rich New York Sire Stakes program on Tuesday afternoon. That day the 3-year-old trotters will race for a total purse of nearly $180,000.   "When you are the first leg of a new Sire Stakes season the horses come from near and far to test the w...
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Storyeum tells winning tale in Tioga Open

on 06/05/2011 2:00 AM
Sunday afternoon’s $16,500 Open Handicap Pace at Tioga Downs saw Storyeum and Ed Hensley leave from post position four in a field of seven and settle in the pocket behind 2-5 favorite He’s Gorgeous (Greg Merton).   However, Hensley was not happy with the pocket trip and moved Storyeum right back to the front through fractions of :56 and 1:24.3. Heavy favorite He’s Gorgeous sat the two...
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Muscles Yankee 3 year old wins by 11 in Scioto debut

on 06/05/2011 2:00 AM
Filly Power unleashed a strong closing kick to pass three horses in the final hundred yards to win the Ohio Lottery Race of the Day at Scioto Downs on Sunday. Jonas Hershberger drove her to victory in 1:59.3 for owner-trainer Kenneth Berger.   Jack Dailey left fastest of all with the 7-2 shot Whatsupwiththat and the SJ's Caviar gelding looked like a winner as they turned for home. As he beg...
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Neighsay Hanover captures Maxie Lee leg

on 06/05/2011 2:00 AM
Neighsay Hanover scored a 1:54 victory in Sunday afternoon's $40,000 single division of the second leg of the Maxie Lee Memorial Series for open trotters at Harrah's Chester. Driven by Jeff Gregory, Neighsay Hanover crossed the wire less than a half length better than Buck I St. Pat as a mild 5-1 longshot on the toteboard.   Gregory had Neighsay Hanover on top by the :57.4 ha...
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