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Burke appeals Jugette DMSO positive

on 10/26/2010 2:00 AM
Rock N Soul’s spot as the national season’s leader for 3-year-old filly pacers on a half-mile track set in her Jugette elimination last month is in jeopardy as tests taken that day found an excessive level of Dimethyl Sulfoxide (DMSO). Harnessracing.com has learned trainer Ron Burke has appealed the findings from the tests taken after Rock N Soul’s 1:52 win in her $56,544 Jugette elim and fo...
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Dreamfair Eternal favored in Forest City final

on 10/26/2010 2:00 AM
The richest race for mares at Western Fair Raceway in 2010, the $167,000 Forest City Pace final, goes postward Saturday night at the London, Ontario half-miler. Judging by last week’s eliminations, the final should be a very competitive event. Breeders Crown winner Dreamfair Eternal battled with APs Money Maker in their elimination with the former prevailing by a head.   Owned locally ...
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No Tioga simulcasting Mondays & Tuesdays

on 10/26/2010 2:00 AM
Tioga Downs will be closing its simulcast operations on Mondays and Tuesdays beginning on Monday, Nov. 8. The simulcast facility will be open on Mondays and Tuesdays on certain occasions when NYRA is racing, or when there is a holiday.  The decision was made by management after handle numbers for Monday and Tuesdays were low with the lack of racing product available for simulcast customers t...
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Four-win day for Burke/Gingras at Chester

on 10/25/2010 2:00 AM
It was a banner day for trainer Ron Burke and driver Yannick Gingras, as the two teamed up for four wins on the Sunday afternoon 12-race card at Harrah's Chester Casino and Racetrack.   Transcending ($18.60) was a tenacious winner for the Burke/Gingras pairing in the featured $28,000 winners-over pace, battling the Lou Pena-trained JA's Outlaw (George Napolitano) up the backstretch e...
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Campbell moves into second in Grand Circuit standings

on 10/25/2010 2:00 AM
John Campbell was the driving star during the second week of Grand Circuit racing at The Red Mile in Lexington with four stakes wins. He was triumphant behind Lucky Chucky in a $121,500 division of the Bluegrass Stakes for 3-year-old colt trotters, Strike An Attitude in a $117,000 International Stallion Stakes split for 2-year-old filly pacers, Kash’s Cantab in an $89,300 division of the Interna...
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$5.6 million bid successful for Centaur license

on 10/25/2010 2:00 AM
American Harness Tracks LLC, a Pittsburgh-based harness racing consortium, has reportedly been the successful bidder with an offer of $5.6 million for Centaur Gaming's license to build a racetrack and casino in Lawrence Coutny in Pennsylvania.   In making the annoucement, Centaur said the offer is still subject to approval by a bankruptcy court. If approved, American Harness Tracks would th...
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Schick has big marketing/wagering plan

on 10/25/2010 2:00 AM
Chris Schick, a director of the U.S. Trotting Association (USTA), plans to attend the USTA's Executive/Finance Committee on Saturday in Columbus and introduce a proposal to market wagering on harness racing using guaranteed pools.   "I hope this generates some discussion," said Schnick, who has worked on wagering initiatives at Los Alamitos and Cal Expo. "I'm concerned about the direction t...
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Gural offers his opinion on NYC OTB plan

on 10/25/2010 2:00 AM
 Earlier this month Joe Faraldo, president of the Standardbred Owners Association of New York, and Tom Grossman, owner of Blue Chip Farms, wrote letters critical of the reorganization plan to save New York City OTB. Now Jeffrey Gural, who owns Tioga Downs and Vernon Downs as well as many Standardbreds, has issued a statement with his thoughts about the reorganization of New York City OTB. &n...
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Indiana Sires Stakes finals produce upset winners

on 10/24/2010 2:00 AM
Favorites didn’t fare well Saturday, October 23 at Indiana Downs. The Shelbyville track played host to four Indiana Sires Stakes finals for freshman trotters and pacers, with only one bettors’ choice reaching the winner’s circle. With $800,000 in purses at stake, upsets and exciting finishes were guaranteed.   ABC Easter may have been the more successful of the Dan Shetler-trained ent...
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Chocolatier has winner in Europe

on 10/24/2010 2:00 AM
Chocolatier had a big winner in Europe as the 2-year-old Criterium Partenopeo Filly was captured by his daughter Olga di Azzurra. The filly out of Creole Ferm (by Ata Star L. Pam’s Key) was driven by Natale Cintura. The winning filly was timed in a mile rate of 2:02 over 1,600 meters.
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Little Peanut cracks Pompano winner's circle

on 10/23/2010 2:00 AM
It was a joyous moment for trainer Linda Kakaley in the winner’s circle at the Isle Casino-Racing Pompano Park on Friday evening as her pet project Little Peanut came through with her first lifetime victory.   Kakaley’s ties run deep for the family of the 2-year-old trotting filly by Wewering-Maia Maia, and she found it difficult to contain her joy after a 2:05 win in the fourth&nb...
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Modern Connection scores Ontario Gold

on 10/23/2010 2:00 AM
Modern Connection posted her second Ontario Sire Stakes Gold final victory of the year as she delivered in her 2-year-old filly division on Friday at Woodbine Racetrack. Stonebridge Damsel was quickest off the gate from post nine but released Imagine Semalu (Mario Baillargeon) to the lead just as the fillies rolled past the opening panel in :27.2. As Imagine Semalu took her rivals past the half i...
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Sat. Backstretch with Gordon--and a Pick 4 play

on 10/23/2010 2:00 AM
As my boss, Kathy Parker, likes to say: Holy Cow, Batman! The Weather Channel says it’s supposed to reach a near-record 80 degrees this glorious Saturday afternoon in Lexington, and even if the local forecasters are more accurate with their high of “just” 75, once again, Holy Cow, Batman! It’s a terrific Saturday morning at The Red Mile and it should be a terrific afternoon of racing. By ...
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Southwind Tempo goes out a world champion

on 10/23/2010 2:00 AM
Tim Tetrick rallied Southwind Tempo off cover at the top of the stretch and the 6-year-old daughter of Bettor's Delight responded with a world-record 1:48.2 victory in the $77,000 Allerage Farms for older pacing mares Saturday afternoon at The Red Mile. Under picture-perfect conditions, Southwind Tempo lowered the previous world mark for older pacing mares shared by Frightening P and Hana Hanover,...
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Lucky Jim, Buck I St. Pat win Allerage trots

on 10/23/2010 2:00 AM
Reigning Trotter of the Year Lucky Jim tipped first-over midway through the final turn for driver Andy Miller and the 5-year-old gelding went on to a 1:51.1 victory in the $143,600 Allerage Farms Open Trot Saturday afternon at The Red Mile. Buck I St. Pat followed second-over around the final turn and the 7-year-old daughter of Jailhouse Jesse parlayed the trip into a 1:51.1 victory in the $74,000...
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Big Bad John, Feel Like A Fool win in ISS 2CP

on 10/23/2010 2:00 AM
Exactly one month after his world record-equaling effort in the Standardbred at the Delaware, Ohio County Fairgrounds, Big Bad John scored a 1:50.4 victory in the first of two divisions of the $291,000 International Stallion Stakes (ISS) for 2-year-old colt and gelding pacers Saturday afternoon at The Red Mile. The second division went to Feel Like A Fool in 1:50.4.   Driven by Dave Pa...
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Dial Or Nodial takes inside to Allerage Open win

on 10/23/2010 2:00 AM
George Brennan found room up the pylons in midstretch with Dial Or Nodial and the 4-year-old gelded son of Western Ideal scored a career-best 1:49,2 victory in the $144,100 Allerage Farms for open pacers Saturday afternoon at The Red Mile.   Sent off at odds of 11-1 in the field of eight, Dial Or Nodial dropped into the two hole behind the Jody Jamieson-driven Dali and sat the pocket throug...
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Morrill taken off Red Mile drives due to breathalyzer

on 10/23/2010 2:00 AM
Although Jim Morrill Jr. drove Winning Fireworks to a third-place finish in the first of two divisions of the Bluegrass for 3-year-old colt trotters Saturday afternoon at The Red Mile, he was taken off the rest of his three remaining drives on the card after refusing to take a breathalyzer test.   Morrill was on the track scoring down Atochia prior to the sixth-race Allerage Farms Open...
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Milestones set by Lucky Chucky, Break The Bank K

on 10/23/2010 2:00 AM
Lucky Chucky, second in last week's decisive second heat of the Kentucky Futurity behind Wishing Stone, turned the tables on his rival with a career-best 1:50.4 victory in the second $121,500 division of the Bluegrass for 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters at The Red Mile. The time was the fastest by a trotter of any age in 2010. Breeders Crown champion  Break The Bank K won the first ...
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Rock N Roll Heaven again in Tattersalls

on 10/23/2010 2:00 AM
Rock N Roll Heaven won the $604,000 Tattersalls Pace for 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters Saturday afternoon at The Red Mile, but the son of Rocknroll Hanover's 13th trip this year to the winner's circle. Hard pressed throughout the mile, Rock N Roll Heaven posted his sixth consecutive sub-1:49.2 victory in a 31-day period, this time posting a 1:48.1 effort while winning the richest-ever Tatte...
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