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Buckhams Bay is flawless

on 07/20/2010 2:00 AM
Buckhams Bay remained perfect in his young career with another flawless performance in the $130,000 Ontario Sires Stakes final for two-year-old colt and gelding trotters on Monday night at Mohawk Racetrack. With veteran Jacques Hebert in the bike, the son of Ken Warkentin - Merles Image left sharply from post eight and was the first leader before releasing post-10 starter Plato to command at the o...
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Leonardo Lindy wins debut in PA Stallion Series

on 07/20/2010 2:00 AM
Leonardo Da Lindy, who didn’t see the front end in any of his baby races, vaulted to the lead in his career pari-mutuel debut and went on to score in 2:02, fastest division in Monday’s $60,000 Pennsylvania Stallion Series stake for 2-year-old colt and gelding trotters at The Meadows. The stake was conducted over three divisions, with Ax Man and Keystone Wild Card taking the other splits.&...
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Back To The Track offers VIP treatment

on 07/20/2010 2:00 AM
Everyone likes to receive special treatment, and now those who go “Back to the Track” to the harness races on Aug. 14 or 15, have a way to gain just such treatment: The U.S. Trotting Association, in partnership with more than 20 tracks cooperating in the promotion, has announced the debut of the “VIP Track Pass”--available to fans across the U.S.   The pass is free and available to...
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Campbell to drive in Tioga Drivers' Championship

on 07/20/2010 2:00 AM
One of the most decorated drivers in the history of harness racing will attempt to add another trophy to his wall on Sunday, Aug. 1, as Hall of Fame driver John Campbell will be in Nichols, N.Y., participating in his first Tioga Downs Drivers’ Championship.   Campbell is the all-time leading driver in earnings with more than $269 million, has more than 10,000 wins on his re...
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Kentucky commission approves 'Instant Racing'

on 07/20/2010 2:00 AM
Wagering on historical horse races ("Instant Racing") will be allowed at licensed Kentucky horse racing tracks under proposed regulations approved Tuesday by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission (KHRC).   Commissioners voted to change the language in existing regulations that address definitions applicable to Thoroughbred racing, Standardbred racing, and Quarter Horse/Appaloosa/Arabian...
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Great Emancipator fastest in Hanover 3CT splits

on 07/19/2010 2:00 AM
A busy week of Hanover Stakes action came to a conclusion on Sunday at Balmoral Park as a total of 22 diagonally gaited sophomore colts squared off in a pair of $28,250 Hanover Stake splits.   In the first division, the Doug Ackerman Stables' Great Emancipator made it look easy as he made every call a winning one while recording a 2 1/4-length triumph in a career best of 1:55.2.  ...
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Pocono lowering takeout on tris, supers

on 07/19/2010 2:00 AM
Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs will be lowering its takeout on superfecta and trifecta wagers beginning Monday, Aug.2, pending approval by the Pennsylvania Harness Racing Commission.   The promotion of lowering the takeout percentage from 35 to 25 percent on both exotic wagers will last through the end of the 2010 harness racing season.   “We’re going to experiment with the new take...
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Meadows gearing up for Adios Week

on 07/19/2010 2:00 AM
With table games now open, The Meadows Racetrack & Casino is gearing up for one of its busiest and most exciting events of the year, Adios Week. The annual extravaganza of top harness racing and entertainment will kick off Saturday, July 24, with eliminations for the $700,000 Delvin Miller Adios and conclude the following Saturday with the 44th Pace for the Orchids.   During the festive...
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Big 10 Hanover action Saturday at Balmoral

on 07/18/2010 2:00 AM
Hanover Stakes action was in full swing on Saturday at Balmoral Park as 10 of the 14 races on the program featured Hanover action for 2- and 3-year-old pacers of both sexes. Freshman pacing fillies kicked off the busy Saturday night card with a total of 22 youngsters battling in a trio of $19,100 splits on a very warm and muggy evening.    In the first division Joe and Tina S...
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Big night of racing boosts Meadowlands handle

on 07/18/2010 2:00 AM
With a strong crowd on hand at the Meadowlands, total handle for the 14-race Meadowlands Pace night card on Saturday night was $4,431,546, an increase of 5.2 percent over last year's figure of $4,212,998. Betting on the Meadowlands Pace alone was $624,347.   This year's card had one more race. The last race on the card was one of the best bet of the night with handle of $261,482, which gave...
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Wind Me Up's 1:52 win a stakes record

on 07/18/2010 2:00 AM
Records were  broken at Tioga Downs on Sunday afternoon as three stakes records for the Tompkins Geers gave way to new heirs.   In the 2-year old colt and gelding pacer division, Wind Me Up was in the last race of the day but didn’t disappoint fans or bettors as the 2-year old son of Bettor’s Delight-Breathe captured the final division in a new stakes record of 1:52.   ...
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Vintage Master bests Shark Gesture in Ben Franklin

on 07/18/2010 2:00 AM
Vintage Master (Tim Tetrick) took the longest possible way around the track, racing in behind the favorite Shark Gesture, before popping out at the top of the stretch to win the $500,000 Ben Franklin Pace for older pacers by a length in 1:49 on Sunday (July 18) afternoon at Harrah's Chester Casino and Racetrack. Shark Gesture (George Brennan) was second and Atochia (Ron Pierce) was third.   ...
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It's draft time for the Jug Fantasy game

on 07/18/2010 2:00 AM
For the next five days you may replace two horses Itin your Little Brown Jug Fantasy Stable plus one driver and one trainer.  The first supplementary draft period begins today, Monday, July 19 and continues through 11:59 p.m. Friday, July 23.    The next scheduled race in the Jug Fantasy competition is the Adios eliminations on Saturday, July 24 at The Meadows.   For comple...
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Sybil Patterson, widow of John Patterson Sr., dies

on 07/17/2010 2:00 AM
Sybil Treadwell Patterson, 90, of Dalton, Ga., died Thursday, July 15, at Hamilton Medical Center in Dayton, Ohio.   She was a member of the Pine Grove Baptist Church and was preceded in death by her husband John Frank Patterson Sr., a harness racing Hall of Famer, in 2004. Their sons Sonny and Tony are also horsemen.   Mrs. Patterson is survived by her daughter and so...
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PASS 3YO pacing colt splits in 1:50.1

on 07/17/2010 2:00 AM
On a sweltering Saturday at The Meadows made for records, Panesthetic and Aracache Hanover each got one--each of the 3-year-olds captured a division of a $266,032 Pennsylvania Sires Stake in 1:50.1, a stake record they now share. They shaved a tick from the previous mark established by Lonestar Legend in 2008.   The event, known as the Tarport Effrat, was conducted over four divisions, with...
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San Pail wins Maple Leaf elim

on 07/17/2010 2:00 AM
San Pail served notice that he is not about to give up his Maple Leaf Trot crown without a fight by turning in a sparkling 1:52.3 victory in Saturday night’s single $50,000 elimination at Mohawk Racetrack.   The 6-year-old San Pellegrino gelding had some questions surrounding him entering Saturday’s contest after making a rare break in stride in an Open event at Mohawk on June 29. He th...
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One More Laugh takes Meadowlands Pace

on 07/17/2010 2:00 AM
One More Laugh rallied from off the pace to wear down the pacesetting Rock N Roll Heaven and win the $1 million Meadowlands Pace by a head in 1:47.4 Saturday night at the Meadowlands. Valentino finished third while Rockin Image held on for fourth.   As expected, several horses were fired off the gate, with the rail-leaving 53-1 shot Kyle Major, driven by Jody Jamieson, holding his position ...
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He's A Demon fastest of 3 Dancer winners

on 07/17/2010 2:00 AM
The road to the Hambletonian is underway in earnest now that the Stanley Dancer Memorial Trot is in the books. Three divisions of the Dancer were held Saturday night at the Meadowlands, with the winners He’s A Demon (1:53.1), Muscle Massive (1:53.4) and Holiday Road (1:54).  He’s A Demon shipped in from Mohawk Racetrack and used a big stretch rally—he was fifth, 3 ½ lengths back ...
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Roses Are Red elim to Dreamfair Eternal

on 07/17/2010 2:00 AM
Dreamfair Eternal turned in another "tour de force" in winnng Saturday's lone $50,000© elimination for the Roses Are Red Stakes for older pacing mares at Mohawk Racetrack.   The daughter of Camluck–JCs Nathalie quickly overcame the obstacle of post nine with a sharp leaving move for driver Randy Waples and tucked in fourth through an opening panel of :27.1, which was put up by Tug River ...
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Text Me, Hidden Message win CBC elims

on 07/17/2010 2:00 AM
Three-year-old colt and gelding trotters were in action in the Canadian Breeders Championship eliminations on Satureday night at Mohawk. In the opening split, heavily favored Text Me, who is Hambletonian eligible, got plenty of respect on the front end and, after waltzing through three panels in 1:26, the son of Kadabra Dial Nile was able to hold on for a solid 1:54.3 tally, which equale...
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