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Omen Hanover wins Pocono mare open

on 09/29/2010 2:00 AM
Omen Hanover, reined by Jim Pantaleano and trained by Nick Surick, won the fillies and mares Open Handicap Pace Wednesday evening at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.   Leaving from the six hole in the six-horse field, Pantaleano sat third and second for three-quarters of the race with Danika Hanover (Matt Kakaley) sitting on the front end. The opening split went in :26.1, half in :55.2 and thre...
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Upsets in OSS Gold eliminations

on 09/28/2010 2:00 AM
Despite dirty weather conditions Monday night at Mohawk Racetrack, a pair of upsets took place in both Ontario Sires Stakes Gold elimination's for 3-year-old trotting colts.In the first elimination, 10-1 Arriba Amigo (Trevor Ritchie) had just one rival beaten as the field turned for home and used a late rally to capture the first elimination in 1:56.3.Windsong Geant (Mark MacDonald) was quick...
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Transcending wins third straight at The Meadows

on 09/28/2010 2:00 AM
Transcending powered to the lead, backed down the second quarter and sprinted the back half in 55 to capture his third straight victory in Monday’s $22,500 Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. Dave Palone guided Transcending to the lead from post 6, then gave him a second-panel breather in 29.4. The 6-year-old son of Grinfromeartoear-Apopka Denise was unchallenged thereafter, scoring in ...
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Beat goes on for Cal-Expo trotters

on 09/28/2010 2:00 AM
If you’re keeping track, that’s five straight trips to the winner’s circle for the 6-year-old trotting mare Hope Tu Place, who campaigns for Maurice Sigmon while residing at the Kennedy Lindsey barn.It took Hope Tu Place a couple of starts at this meet to get her act together, but she’s on her game now for Lindsey.“The drop in class certainly helped her, and you can tell she has a lot mo...
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Windfall Blue Chip equals Harrington mark

on 09/28/2010 2:00 AM
Kovach Stables, George Teague and Ted Gewertz’s Windfall Blue Chip ($2.80, Montrell Teague) equaled the track record for 3-year-old pacing colts Monday with a 1:52.2 triumph in a $10,500 conditioned race at Harrington Raceway.   The Art Major colt quarter-pole moved to the front from Worthys Magic and never looked back in his four-length triumph. The sophomore colt is also trained by...
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Average up slightly at Morrisville Sale

on 09/28/2010 2:00 AM
The Fall Yearling Sale at the Morrisville State College Equine Institute was held on Monday, with the average price up slightly over the 2009 number. This year, 186 yearlings went through the sales ring for an average price of $8,563, compared to 2009 when 229 yearlings sold for an average price of $8,477. The sale topper at this year’s sale was Zellweger Blue Chip, a daughter of American Ideal...
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Standardbreds presented during WEG

on 09/28/2010 2:00 AM
Standardbreds will be presented during the World Equestrian Games being held in Lexington, Ky. starting Thursday, Sept. 20, at the International Equestrian Festival. Held in downtown Lexington, this trade show is honoring the Standardbred with a “USTA Breed Appreciation Day.”   Laura Harbour and her 16-year-old pacing mare Veruca Salt will be demonstrating in the EcoTrack...
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Jug day was over the top for Hunterton

on 09/28/2010 2:00 AM
For Steve and Cindy Stewart’s Hunterton Sales Agency, last year was a very good year. Their 2008 Harrisburg sale graduate, Sportswriter, gave Hunterton grads back-to-back wins in the $1-million Metro Pace for 2 year olds after Major In Art won it the previous year. Highscore Kemp, a $300,000 Hunterton-bred and sold yearling, set a 1:51.4 world record for sophomore fillies in the distaff div...
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Jaguar Jet wins Little Grey Jug

on 09/28/2010 2:00 AM
On the misty Monday afternoon of Sept. 27, with the rain trickling down and the racetrack covered with mud,  Zeke Parker reined odds-on favorite Jaguar Jet to a 2:01.1 victory in the 20th edition of Monticello Raceway’s Little Grey Jug. And since Parker won the inaugural in 1990 maybe it was only fitting.   Seven gray--or roan colored pacers--lined up behind the mobile...
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HHYF represented at World Equestrian Games

on 09/28/2010 2:00 AM
Four youth representatives from the Harness Horse Youth Foundation have been extremely busy as racing ambassadors at the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky. Philip Antonacci (Somers, Conn.), Mollie Fenwick (Tunkhannock, Pa.), Olivia Kimelman (Wallkill, N.Y.) and Carter Pinske (Plato, Minn.) are displaying their driving expertise at daily appearances...
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NJ Gaming Summit III is Sept. 29

on 09/28/2010 2:00 AM
The third, and reportedly final, session of the Summit on Gaming will take place on Wednesday, September 29, 2010 at Monmouth Park in Oceanport, NJ.   Legislators will hear testimony, starting at 10 a.m. The agenda of speakers is not yet available.   The hearing will take place in the Turf Club, located on Parterre Level 1 in Monmouth Park’s Clubhouse.
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11 Crown elims for 2YOs at Pocono on Friday

on 09/28/2010 2:00 AM
There will be a total of 11 Breeders Crown eliminations worth $25,000 each for all four of the 2-year-old divisions on Friday, Oct. 1, at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. Three divisions for sophomores will have elims on Saturday, Oct. 2.    Only the 3-year-old colt trot, which drew nine, the maximum number that can score on the gate at Pocono, will not need an elim with all entrants ...
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Fields for Crown events without elims

on 09/28/2010 2:00 AM
The fields for the Breeders Crown championships for 3-year-old trotting colts and older events for males, and the Mare Trot, are set, with no eliminations needed. The starters will be as follows, with post positions for the 3-year-old colt pace to be drawn Tuesday, Oct. 5, at the press conference.   Here are the fields for the Crown events not needing eliminations, in alphabetical...
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Sportswriter to stand at Tara Hills in Ontario

on 09/28/2010 2:00 AM
Recently retired world champion and North America Cup winner Sportswriter p,2,1:49.2, 3,1:48.3 ($1,649,411) will stand the 2011 breeding season at Tara Hills Stud, Port Perry, Ontario for an introductory fee of $6,000.   The 3-year-old son of Artsplace–Precious Beauty (by Jate Lobell) is currently in Australia at Peppertree Farm, where he will begin his Southern Hemisphere stud career, an...
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NY Assemblyman Pretlow to defend crown

on 09/28/2010 2:00 AM
Put away the posters and the palm cards; the debates and TV commercials can wait. This Saturday evening Yonkers Raceway hosts the most vivid political event of the year, as 11 New York State legislators compete for top honors in the second annual "Legislative Challenge."   The harness races, pairing Albany lawmakers with veteran "journeymen drivers" in two-seated jo...
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Fields drawn for 2-year-old Breeders Crowns

on 09/28/2010 2:00 AM
Eliminations have been drawn for Friday night's 2-year-old Breeders Crown events at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. All four freshman divisions needed eliminations for the finals that are scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 9, at the Pennsylvania racetrack. All the elims have a purse of $25,000.   When there are two eliminations for a division, the top four finishers in each, plus the fifth-place fin...
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Fields drawn for Crown 3YO and OMP elims

on 09/28/2010 2:00 AM
Eliminations have been drawn for Saturday night's 3-year-old Breeders Crown events at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. Only the 3-year-old colt trotters do not need elims for the finals that are scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 9,  at the Pennsylvania racetrack. There is also a single elimination for the Open Mare Pace, with the top eight returning for the final and joining Dreamfair Eterna...
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Ireneonthemove upsets at 21-1

on 09/28/2010 2:00 AM
Rodney L. Wyatt and Rodney K. Wyatt’s Irenonethemove ($44,60, Mike Cole) was a 21-to-1 upset winner in the $20,000 Mares Open at Harrington Raceway Tuesday with a 1:53.3 victory.   The 7-year-old Powerful Toy mare and Cole were on the front end throughout their one-length score over Perfect M Forever and Donttellmewhatodo. It was the fifth win of the year for ‘Irene’ and trainer ...
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Grain Of Truth 1:55 winner at Pocono

on 09/28/2010 2:00 AM
Grain Of Truth, who has been the most consistent of the open and open handicap trotters in 2010 at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, won Tuesday night’s feature at the five-eighths mile oval. His winning time was 1:55.   Grain Of Truth, driven by Tom Jackson and trained by Ray Schnittker, left from post six and took the six-horse field of open handicap trotters to the first split in :27, ...
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Take The Field takes a win at Colonial

on 09/27/2010 2:00 AM
After losing by a head in the first leg a week ago at Colonial Downs, Chris Page directed the Greg Trotto-trained Take The Field to win by a head in Sunday’s second leg of the Horace Martin Memorial Pacing Series.   Starting from post seven, Take The Field gained first shortly after the start and lengthened his head over Jack Dailey’s DD Cam Ram by the half. Take the Field was then...
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