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Black Book catalog now online

on 09/03/2010 2:00 AM
The 2010 edition of The Black Book Volume 1 is now available online at www.theblackbook.com. The website contains the complete pedigrees of the 1155 yearlings consigned to Harrisburg.   The pedigrees of the yearlings on the site may be accessed by gait, sire, dam, sex, hip no. and consignor.  In addition, Catalog downloads are available by clicking on the links of the pedigree pac...
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2,500 miles and counting for Kramer

on 09/03/2010 2:00 AM
Although his travels over the past seven days admittedly have left him a bit fatigued, Michigan-based horseman Brad Kramer said Thursday night at The Red Mile that there is still plenty of energy left in his tank. Over the past week the 53-year-old Kramer has shuffled back and forth from his home base at Hazel Park in Michigan and Kentucky’s The Red Mile, also working in a stop at Balmoral Park ...
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Just call Marohn 'The Godfather'

on 09/03/2010 2:00 AM
An old proverb says "the best laid plans of mice and men sometimes go awry," and that would be a good way to describe Monticello Raceway’s Godfather Pace which was won for the second consecutive season by Jimmy Marohn.   Though the race was  the eighth and final leg of Monticello Raceway’s Heritage Drivers Series for reinsmen of Italian extraction, it also carried a sub-t...
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Forward, Piroski, Wallis receive lengthy ORC suspensions

on 09/03/2010 2:00 AM
In keeping with the mandate of the Ontario Racing Commission to protect the integrity of racing and maintain the fairness of the sport, the director has ordered the immediate suspension of the licenses of three people: Brad Forward, Gene Piroski and Kevin Wallis. In addition, the director has issued proposed orders to suspend their licences for an extended period, and ordered fines. The ORC Inves...
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BG’s Folly scratched from Cane Pace

on 09/03/2010 2:00 AM
New Jersey Classic winner BG’s Folly has been scratched sick from the $300,000 Cane Pace set for Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 6 at Freehold Raceway. BG’s Folly had drawn post eight in the final, the 10th race on the card. The first also eligible Foreign Officer draws in to replace him. Trained by Tony Alagna, he is driven by Dan Dube and carries morning line odds of 15-1.
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Chapter Seven wins $100,000 NJSS frosh trot at Freehold

on 09/03/2010 2:00 AM
With his fourth win in four starts coming in the $100,000 New Jersey Sire Stake final for freshman trotting colts, Chapter Seven won’t have to worry about filing chapter 11 anytime soon.   The Windsong’s Legacy colt, trained by Linda Toscano and owned by Richard Gutnick and Gary Cocco, was driven by Jeff Gregory. Leaving from post three, Gregory tucked briefly to the quarter in :28.1,...
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Centaur given more time in Pennsylvania

on 09/03/2010 2:00 AM
On Friday the Pennsylvania State Harness Racing Commission set deadlines for moving plans for a harness track in the northwestern part of the state forward, although it gave Centaur Inc. more time to find a bidder for its license.   Centaur Inc. has a license to build the track proposed as Valley View Downs, but the company is in bankruptcy. It had asked the commission for a ...
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Blue Porsche fastest, Tailspinner breaks

on 09/03/2010 2:00 AM
A trio of $103,673 Champlain Stakes for 2-year-old trotting took place Friday night at Mohawk Racetrack. Many of the colts who participated in tonight's event will be back at Mohawk Racetrack next Saturday night in the William Wellwood Memorial Trot eliminations.   Big Rigs captured the first division for Hall of Fame driver, John Campbell. Sent off as the 3-1 second choice, Campbell a...
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Blacktuxwhitesocks takes NYSS in 1:56.4

on 09/03/2010 2:00 AM
The New York Sire Stakes agenda for the week concluded Friday night, with Yonkers Raceway  hosting the $282,548 event for 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters. Four divisions went postward with Blacktuxwhitesocks (Jeff Gregory) making amends a for his mulligan of a few weeks ago.   Sent off at 3-10 in the first ($69,662) event, "Blacktux"--leaving from post position No. 3--to...
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Perfect Photo sweeps PA Stallion Series

on 09/03/2010 2:00 AM
Perfect Photo, with Andy Miller in the sulky, swept The  Pennsylvania Stallion Series, winning the $40,000 championship final for 3-year-old trotting fillies Friday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.   Prior to this win, the SJ’s Photo filly had won three divisions of The Stallion Series at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, Harrah’s Chester Downs and The Meadows.   ...
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Tuesdays With Mom 1:55.1 NYSS winner

on 09/03/2010 2:00 AM
Tuesdays With Mom turned in a sparkling performance on Friday night at Tioga Downs in the final division of the New York Sire Stakes for 3-year old filly trotters.   Driver Jim Morrill Jr. sent the 3-year old daughter of Credit Winner-Prince Deanna to the front through an opening quarter of :27.3. From there the duo kept Radiant One (Bruce Ranger) parked out through fractions of :...
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OSS Gold for Mach Dreamer

on 09/03/2010 2:00 AM
In what has become a familiar scene in recent weeks at Mohawk Racetrack, Mach Dreamer came storming from off the pace to capture Friday night’s $130,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Gold Final for three-year-old colt pacers in 1:51.4 over a sloppy Campbellville oval.   The race set up perfectly for the son of Mach Three – Boy Meets Girl who got away last from the outside post 10. Driver Rick Ze...
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Secretagent Cullen wins at Pocono

on 09/02/2010 2:00 AM
Secretagent Cullen, a nine-year-old Christian Cullen gelding driven by Matt Kakaley, just missed equaling his life mark in winning a $20,000 claimer Wednesday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.Secretagent Cullen, trained by Ron Burke, stopped the timer in 1:51.3, just a fifth of a second off the life mark for the aged pacer.Burke and Kakaley also teamed to win the sixth race with trotter Ripken...
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Hoosier Classic sale to offer 439 yearlings

on 09/02/2010 2:00 AM
A group of 439 yearlings representing the top sires in Indiana and other racing jurisdictions has been cataloged for this year’s Hoosier Classic Yearling Sale, slated for October 29 and 30. Requests for catalogs, available in late September, can be submitted through the sale website, www.hoosierclassicyearlingsale.com. The site also offers a complete sale roster, viewable by sire and consignor, ...
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Shark Gesture yearling sells at Blooded Horse Sale

on 09/02/2010 2:00 AM
The 2-year-old trotting filly Evening Escort topped the recently held Blooded Horse Sale at $16,500. Sold by the estate of Jack Tramonte, the daughter of Andover Hall was purchased by Lynn Wilfong of Indiana.   Martinez Equine purchased Shark Fight, the top yearling in the sale, for $14,000.  The beautiful colt from the first crop of Shark Gesture was consigned by Spring Haven Farm. &...
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Be there! Plan to attend Meadowlands Gaming Summit!

on 09/02/2010 2:00 AM
For several months horsemen and fans have been asking what can they do to save horse racing in New Jersey. The answer is “be there” on Friday, Sept. 10, at 10 am in the Pegasus dining area at the Meadowlands Racetrack.   That is the time and place for the second session of the Summit on Gaming hosted by a panel of New Jersey legislators.  This session is devoted to hearing tes...
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Rock N Roll Heaven heading to Jug

on 09/02/2010 2:00 AM
Trainer Bruce Saunders told harnessracing.com Thursday morning that it’s all systems go for Rock N Roll Heaven for the Little Brown Jug on Thursday, Sept. 23, after the 3-year-old colt pacer successfully went a schooling mile last Friday night, Aug. 27, at Yonkers Raceway. With the son of Rocknroll Hanover never having raced on a half-mile racetrack, Saunders wanted to ensure the colt could man...
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$80,000 Charles I. Smith features six

on 09/02/2010 2:00 AM
Six colts are scheduled to go postward the $80,000 Charles I. Smith Trot on September 10, 2010 at Freehold Raceway. The six New Jersey-sired three-year-old trotters were the only entrants so no elimination races were necessary this week and all will have spots on the gate. Sponsored by the Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association of New Jersey, the Charles I. Smith was named in memory of a...
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Casting call out for women for harness reality show

on 09/02/2010 2:00 AM
Realitywanted.com, a website that gives people a chance to submit their names for casting calls for reality-based TV shows, is now posting a casting call for the proposed Starness, a harness racing reality show that will be seen on the Versus network. Persons going to the website have a chance currently to send in their name for a chance to be on several shows besides the harness show (which was ...
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Tioga adds Sept. 8 race program

on 09/02/2010 2:00 AM
Tioga Downs in conjunction with the Southern Tier Harness Horsemen’s Association has added a live race day to the 2010 race schedule on Wednesday, Sept. 8, with a 1:30 p.m. post time.    “We worked together with the STHHA and decided with the heavy slate of scheduled Sire Stakes and late closers that we would add another day to help get the overnight horses at Tioga raced,” ...
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