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Reynolds mark Pocono's Grand Circuit debut

on 07/07/2010 2:00 AM
Ruffle’s Kiss and Triomphe De Vie turned in the fastest times of their W.N. Reynolds Memorial divisions Tuesday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs as Grand Circuit Week opened.In the first Judge Moore W.N. Reynolds Memorial race for two-year-old colt and gelding trotters, it was Triomphe De Vie winning in 1:57.3 with Matt Kakaley in the sulky.Triomphe De Vie, coming off three qualifying wins f...
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Chips And Wings is hot at The Meadows

on 07/07/2010 2:00 AM
Chips And Wings, whose recent pocket trips resulted in minor awards only, took matters into his own hooves in Tuesday’s $22,500 Preferred Handicap Trot, winning on the front end in 1:53.2, a track record at The Meadows for 4-year-old stallions. In four consecutive races in June, Chips And Wings sat second at the half but came away with two place finishes and a pair of fourths. On Tuesday, T...
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Brethour doubles up in Town Pro splits

on 07/07/2010 2:00 AM
Rebeka Bayama was a repeat winner while Rockn Highland and Mid Town gave Murray Brethour a training double in a trio of $20,000(C) splits in the second leg of the Town Pro Pacing Series for 3-year-old fillies on Tuesday night at Mohawk Racetrack.   Rebeka Bayama took charge approaching the half and then led the rest of the way in the third division for driver Sylvain Filion. The homebred ...
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Takter-trained trio favored in Yonkers Trot

on 07/07/2010 2:00 AM
The Jimmy Takter-trained entry of Senor Glide, Hard Livin and On The Tab has been installed the 6-5 morning-line favorite for Saturday night's $573,770 Yonkers Trot at Yonkers Raceway. The Ray Schnittker-trained entry of Big Stick Lindy and Shaq Is Back is the 3-1 second choice.   Senor Glide and Hard Livin won their respective Yonkers Trot eliminations last Saturday, while On The Tab finis...
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Baximum wires field in Reynolds at Pocono

on 07/07/2010 2:00 AM
Baximum, with Corey Callahan in the sulky, scored a wire-to-wire victory in the opening division of the W.N. Reynolds Memorial for 3-year-old trotting colts on Wednesday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.   The 3-year-old Cantab Hall trotter, trained by Jonas Czernyson, was almost seven lengths ahead of the second-place finisher, Nightime Flash (Mike Simons) with a new life mark of ...
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23 entered in Meadowlands Pace; 3 elims

on 07/07/2010 2:00 AM
A total of 23  horses were entered in the Meadowlands Pace, and three eliminations have been drawn. Two eight-horse fields and one seven-horse field have been carded for Saturday night at the Meadowlands. Each elimination carries a purse of $50,000, with $1 million up for grabs in the final.   Sportswriter, the North America Cup and defending divisional champion, tops the lis...
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Sheer Brilliance takes Monday's Tioga feature

on 07/06/2010 2:00 AM
Sheer Brilliance and Corey Braden took home the lion’s share of the $15,000 Open Handicap pace on Monday afternoon at Tioga Downs, even though they were not the first pair across the wire. Phil Fluet and That’s Justice crossed the wire a neck in front of Sheer Brilliance, but were disqualified for a lapped on break at the wire.Braden sent Sheer Brilliance to the front from post position six an...
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Palone reaches No. 2 on all-time win list

on 07/06/2010 2:00 AM
Dave Palone, inducted Sunday into harness racing’s Living Hall of Fame, added another jewel to his crown Monday at The Meadows when he became the second leading driver, by wins, in North American harness racing history. The victory with Rummy in the fourth race, number 13,795 in Palone’s career, moved him past Catello Manzi on the all-time win list. Both men are chasing Herve Filion, the ...
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Simpson, Russell on Hall of Fame Ballot

on 07/06/2010 2:00 AM
Jim Simpson, chief executive officer of the world-famous Hanover Shoe Farms and a player in many of harness racing’s major current projects, and Walter Russell, son of Hall of Fame horseman Sanders Russell who earned respect throughout the racing industry for the professional standards he set as a judge, have been selected to appear on the final voting ballot for entrance into the Living Hall of...
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Hockey star, horse owner Bob Probert dies

on 07/06/2010 2:00 AM
Former professional hockey star Bob Probert, who previously owned a few Standardbreds including Mr. G, a star on the Ontario Sire Stakes circuit in 1994, died Monday afternoon after suffering chest pains and collapsing while boating on Lake St. Clair with his wife, children and in-laws. He was 45. A native of Windsor and a son of a police officer, Mr. Probert played in the NHL for 15 years, the f...
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No Meadowlands Pace for BG’s Folly

on 07/06/2010 2:00 AM
Despite a pair of gutsy wins in his last two starts, New Jersey Classic winner BG’s Folly will not be supplemented to the $1 million Meadowlands Pace. With eliminations looming on Saturday, July 10, trainer George Berkner and the pacer’s connections, which include his wife Ginny, have decided not to reach for the $100,000 supplemental fee. Berkner said that BGs Folly, whose last win was a thr...
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More gold for Georgian Downs gold rush

on 07/06/2010 2:00 AM
Breeders of Ontario-sired horses have long known the province’s advantages. On July 10, they’ll have yet another reason to smile.   For the second straight year, the Standardbred Breeders of Ontario Association (SBOA) will be adding to the treasure chest of the $1 Million Georgian Downs Gold Rush. Last year, the SBOA offered owners of Gold Rush participants a chance to win yea...
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Dick Richardson dies at age 72

on 07/06/2010 2:00 AM
Dick Richardson, perhaps best known for training and driving Marauder to an upset victory over the undefeated Nihilator in the 1985 Adios, died over the Fourth of July holiday weekend in Chapel Hill, NC. He was 72.  On Aug. 10, 1985, Richardson guided Marauder to victory in the first heat of the Adios, beating Chairmanoftheboard and Dignatarian, with Nihilator a surprising fourth. The time o...
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Wallis implicated in Michigan race fixing

on 07/06/2010 2:00 AM
Harnessracing.com has obtained a copy of the ruling issued by the Michigan Gaming Control Board suspending driver Kevin Wallis immediately through Dec. 31. In giving the explanation of the penalty, the ruling states in part that in a June 22 hearing with state stewards he denied accepting money or giving money to other drivers for participation in race fixing. The ruling alleges that Wallis’s te...
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Justice prevails at Tioga on July 4

on 07/05/2010 2:00 AM
In front of a packed house of more than 5,000 fans, Tioga Downs hosted a special Sunday night race card, with a post time of 6:30 p.m. for the Fourth of July.   In the $15,000 featured Open Handicap Trot, Mike Simons and All About Justice left from post position four and as the field passed the quarter released the wagering favorite, Baseball Express (Howard Parker) through an opening ...
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Goodtimes winner Sing Jesse Sing upset in OSS

on 07/05/2010 2:00 AM
Wolf Creek Ted ruined Sing Jesse Sing’s Ohio homecoming by upsetting the favorite in a division of the Ohio Sire Stakes at Scioto Downs on the July 4 holiday matinee program.   Sing Jesse Sing was coming off a win in the $375,390 Goodtimes at Mohawk Raceway and was clearly the star of the show for the Buckeye racing fans. Sing Jesse Sing began his career at Scioto and bettors sent him off...
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Blacks A Fake's career may be over

on 07/05/2010 2:00 AM
The racing career of Down Under’s greatest pacer Blacks A Fake may be over. Tests this week will decide whether the rising 10-year-old megastar son of Fake Left graces a racetrack again.   The four-time Inter Dominion champion sent shockwaves across the country when he dropped out and was virtually pulled out of his first-up race at Albion Park last Saturday night.   Init...
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Michigan probe leads to Wallis suspension

on 07/05/2010 2:00 AM
The Michigan Gaming Control Board last week indefinitely suspended driver Kevin Wallis, which in turn led to reciprocity by the Ontario Racing Commission over the weekend. Wallis, who last drove at Hiawatha Horse Park on July 1, was listed to drive eight horses at that track on Saturday, July 3, but was taken off all his mounts as a result of the suspension. Two horses trained by Wallis’s wife, ...
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Illinois breds produce holiday fireworks

on 07/05/2010 2:00 AM
A bevy of state-bred stakes action provided plenty of fireworks at both Maywood and Balmoral Park over the Independence Day weekend.    The action kicked off on Friday, July 2, at Maywood with a full field of eight state-bred pacers slugging it out in the $30,000 Cook County Stake. When the smoke cleared from this one James Gorman’s Well To Do Guru (Casey Leonard) benefited from...
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Records fall in Gold Series eliminations

on 07/04/2010 2:00 AM
It was all about Girl Power at Georgian Downs on Saturday night as Ontario’s talented three-year-old trotters and pacers congregated at the Innisfil oval for 10 Gold Series Eliminations.   Pacing filly Tiz To Dream kicked off an evening of dominant performances by the distaff side, rocketing to a four length score in the first $40,000 elimination in a track record 1:51.2.   Startin...
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