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Real Amor rallies for Stallion Series win

on 08/24/2010 2:00 AM
Passed at the three-quarters and in danger of falling back, Real Amor showed real spunk and rallied to capture the fastest division of Monday’s $120,000 Pennsylvania Stallion Series stake at The Meadows. The event for freshman filly pacers was conducted over six divisions, with Highly Thought Of, Sara’s Dragon, NY Yankees, Nutmegs Cider and Quik Pulse Daisy taking the other splits. Brett ...
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Mattox’s Spencer wins Pocono feature

on 08/24/2010 2:00 AM
Mattox’s Spencer, moving up in the claiming ranks, produced a 1:53.1 victory over a sloppy racetrack Monday evening at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.In the featured $20,000 claiming race for horses, colts and geldings, Mattox’s Spencer sat third for the opening split after leaving from the No. 1 post with Matt Kakaley in the sulky.Kakaley made his move before the clubhouse turn to become the new...
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Tactician fastest in freshman KYSS action

on 08/24/2010 2:00 AM
Kentucky Sire Stakes action began at The Red Mile on Monday night. Two year olds were on the track, with a single split going postward for the filly pacers and a pair of divisions for the filly trotters, colt trotters and colt pacers.   Feels Good, a daughter of Mr. Feelgood out of the Camluck mare Maryanne Supreme, won the $30,000 KYSS division for freshman filly pacers with a 1:...
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25 overnights added to Jug week in Ohio

on 08/24/2010 2:00 AM
The Delaware, Ohio County Fair has added 25 new overnight races to its 2010 schedule to provide more racing opportunities for Ohio-bred horses.   “Certainly we’ve had a reduction in the number of Ohio Breeders Championship and New Century-eligible horses,” said Tom Wright, director of racing. “Our goal is to make the racing more competitive and we must go outside our stakes and...
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Galimony continues to impress in NYSS

on 08/24/2010 2:00 AM
Rain certainly put a damper on the afternoon card at Monticello Race way on Monday, one which featured over $180,000 up for grabs for sophomore pacing fillies in the rich New York Sire Stakes program. Still, the series stalwart, Galimony, did her usual thing when she won her $60,000 split in a time of 1:59.2 which turned out to be the fastest of the three divisions and gav...
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Four eliminations for Metro Pace

on 08/24/2010 2:00 AM
There will be four Metro Stakes eliminations taking place this Saturday at Mohawk Racetrack along with three She's A Great Lady Stakes eliminations and just one Canadian Pacing Derby elimination.   Headlining the $40,000 Metro Stakes elimination is the local horse, Big Jim. The son of Western Ideal was a convincing winner in his division of the Nassagaweya Stakes Monday night equaling hi...
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Ky. anti-gambling group against Instant Racing

on 08/24/2010 2:00 AM
The Family Foundation of Kentucky, which is opposed to gambling, has reportedly asked to intervene in Franklin Circuit Court in its case involving the introduction of Instant Racing machines at racetracks in the state. The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission last month approved changes in its rules that would allow Instant Racing in that the games are of a pari-mutuel nature. The Commission, the stat...
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PASS for 2YO pacing fillies held at The Meadows

on 08/24/2010 2:00 AM
Four divisions of Pennsylvania Sire Stakes for 2-year-old pacing fillies were contested at The Meadows Tuesday afternoon. The fastest winner was Hasty Pulse, a filly from the first crop of Quik Pulse Mindale. She took the second split in 1:54.1. But offspring from the first crop of another sire, Ponder, also made their presence known.   The first division, worth $73,280, was won by In Deep ...
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Kentuckiana tops rich Indy Downs program

on 08/24/2010 2:00 AM
A group of 10 freshman filly trotters will contest the $161,800 Kentuckiana Stallion Management Stake Wednesday, August 25 at Indiana Downs, the feature of a 14-race card that will offer nearly $670,000 in purses. The program also includes the $50,000 Circle City for two-year-old colt and gelding trotters, as well as a full slate of Indiana Sires Stakes action.   Merrie Annabelle runner-up ...
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Frosty Flirt's 1:58 tally fastest in NYSS

on 08/24/2010 2:00 AM
A night after the freshmen came to play, Yonkers Raceway welcomed the 3-year-old trotting fillies in New York Sire Stakes action Tuesday, with five divisions.   Munis Blue Chip (Ray Schnittker) did nothing to diminish her standing in the sire stakes sewing circle, strolling in the second non-wagering division. Sent right to the lead from post position seven, she waltzed through interva...
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Museum receives important grant

on 08/24/2010 2:00 AM
The Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame has been awarded a grant of $3,340 for treatment of its 1865 oil painting Rysdyk’s Hambletonian, by J.H. Wright. The conservation will be undertaken by the Museum’s paintings’ conservator Alexander Katlan, Alexander Katlan Conservator, Inc. of Flushing, NY.   This well known rendering of the Standardbred foundation sire Hambletonian 10, sta...
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Kentucky Sire Stakes take to Red Mile Monday

on 08/23/2010 2:00 AM
The action was hot and heavy at The Red Mile on Sunday night as Unknown Valley (Tyler Shehan) lit up the toteboard by winning the ninth race as the 29-1 longest shot on the board.  The bomber helped induce a Pick 4 carryover which will be over $3,385 heading into the Monday night program. The Pick 4 carries a $1 minimum and is offered nightly on races 7-10.  If no one corr...
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Lucky Chucky heading to Zweig, Put On A Show to Simcoe

on 08/23/2010 2:00 AM
Following Lucky Chucky’s impressive eight-length romp in 1:53 in Sunday’s $500,000 Colonial Trot at Harrah’s Chester, trainer Chuck Sylvester said the colt is now headed to Tioga Downs for the Dr. Harry M. Zweig Memorial on Sunday, Aug. 29. “We’ll go the Zweig next weekend and then to Canada and then the Breeders Crown and the Lexington Futurity and I think that will be it for him,” s...
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Training session to determine Jug start

on 08/23/2010 2:00 AM
Not being eligible to the Cane Pace, which has eliminations at Freehold Raceway on Saturday, Aug. 28,  the brand-new Battle of the Brandywine champion Rock N Roll Heaven will get next weekend off. But maybe not total R&R, according to trainer Bruce Saunders. Saunders told harnessracing.com Monday morning that Rock N Roll Heaven’s next pari-mutuel start will come Sept. 11 in the Simcoe&...
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Memorial service set for Dr. Peter Boyce

on 08/23/2010 2:00 AM
Dr. Peter Boyce, a noted veterinarian and horseman in the harness racing industry and for many years the reproductive veterinarian at Hanover Shoe Farms, died Friday morning at Gettysburg Hospital in Gettysburg, Pa. He was 62 and had battled pancreatic cancer for about three years. Dr. Boyce was at Hanover Shoe Farms for more than 25 years before leaving and becoming an independent cons...
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Meadowlands announces fall LC series

on 08/23/2010 2:00 AM
Six stakes series will be featured during Meadowlands Racetrack’s fall meet that begins Saturday, Oct. 23. Applications for the late-closing series are available under the Horsemen section of MeadowlandsRacetrack.com (http://www.meadowlandsracetrack.com/content.aspx?id=1509). Nominations close Friday, Oct. 15.   All six events feature two preliminary legs worth $15,000 each and finals est...
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IHHA election results

on 08/23/2010 2:00 AM
The Illinois Harness Horsemen's Association's (IHHA) board of directors election took place on Saturday, Aug. 21, and the results are as follows below. Elected were five directors to serve terms of three years each. The candidates receiving the five highest number of votes with 1,582 counted out of 365 ballots cast with 11 void -- leaving 354 ballots, were 1. Rita Williams (222); 2...
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Rock N Roll Heaven favored in Jug Future

on 08/23/2010 2:00 AM
Wagering on the first of two Little Brown Jug future wagering pools will get underway at noon on Thursday at racetracks throughout North America and Europe and internet sites. Future wagering will be offered through 11:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 29. This year's Little Brown Jug is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 23, at the Delaware, Ohio fairgrounds.   The future wager allows fans to bet ...
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Dr. Ken Seeber dies at 66

on 08/23/2010 2:00 AM
Ken Seeber, a well-known Standardbred veterinarian who also trained some of the sport's top stakes horses during the 1992 racing season, died Monday at his home in New York after a short battle with cancer. He was 66.   Dr. Seeber worked for many years as a veterinarian, treating some of the sport's stars, many of the out of the W.R. Haughton Stable. Among his patients was the world champio...
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Nassagaweyas to Shadyshark Hanover, Big Jim

on 08/23/2010 2:00 AM
Driver Andy Miller guided Shadyshark Hanover to victory in the first Nassagaweya Stakes division for 2-year-old pacing colts on Monday night at Mohawk Racetrack. The only split contested on Saturday night, when the race was originally scheduled, was won by Prodigal Seelster. Two divisions were moved to Monday due to the Saturday night power failure.   The majority of the horses that raced i...
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