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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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Metro 6 Shooter canceled

on 07/04/2010 2:00 AM
Harnessracing.com has learned the Metro 6 Shooter, a joint pick-6 wager offered Saturday nights on races at the Meadowlands and Yonkers Raceway, has been canceled. Seeded weekly with $30,000 from the Standardbred Owners Association of New York and Yonkers Raceway, the bet began June 5 but lasted just five weeks as it could not gain momentum of a carryover as there was at least one winning ticket e...
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Iroquoindianmagic captures Hall of Fame Trot

on 07/04/2010 2:00 AM
Mike Lachance took more than two seconds off the lifetime mark of 7-year-old trotter Iroquouindianmagic to win the 12th annual Mr. and Mrs. Elbridge Gerry Memorial Trot on Sunday, July 4, at Goshen Historic Track.   In a field of trotters, all driven by Hall of Famers, with the exception of top amateur driver Todd Whitney competing in place of the absent Ron Waples, Lachance and Iroquouindi...
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Hall of Fame night at Goshen

on 07/04/2010 2:00 AM
Hal Jones and Dave Palone were inducted into the Harness Racing Museum and Hall of Fame on Sunday night in Goshen, NY, on the lawn outside the walls of the Hall. Their induction took place on a hot summer night, just a few minutes before fireworks celebrating Independence Day began to explode in the surrounding skies. Jones was introduced by fellow horse breeder Charlie Keller, who took the ...
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Cuz She Can takes Betsy Ross in 1:49.4

on 07/04/2010 2:00 AM
Cuz She Can, who has raced almost exclusively at Harrah's Chester since the meet began, was a winner in four of her last six against distaff company and second in her other two efforts.   But on Sunday, July 4, she saw noticeably tougher company with millionaires Tug River Princess and Chancey Lady in town and stil captured the $100,000 Betsy Ross in 1:49.4.   Noting her willing...
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Frosh series action at Hoosier Park

on 07/03/2010 2:00 AM
Freshman pacers took center stage Friday evening, July 2 at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino in the second leg of the Sandra Lil series for fillies and Abercrombie series for colts. Third Straight gelding Straight Dancer registered the fastest mile of the night, racking up another victory with a 1:56 performance.   Three divisions of the Abercrombie were carded Friday, with Straight Dancer ...
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Landmark Stakes headline Goshen card

on 07/03/2010 2:00 AM
It was the first day at Kindergarten at Goshen Historic Track on Saturday (July 3) as seven divisions of Landmark Stakes for 2-year-olds were contested. Many of the contenders earned their first paychecks, including two from the Linda Toscano stable.   In a $6,236 Landmark division for 2-year-old pacing colts, Major Way (Art Major-Feminine Ways) made quick work of the field. Leading wire-to...
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Shady Sabrina sets new Scarborough mark

on 07/03/2010 2:00 AM
The summer of speed continued at Scarborough Downs on Saturday (July 3) with equines of the fairer sex creating all the headlines and Shady Sabrina laying claim to the fastest mile ever paced by a mare at the Downs.   Shady Sabrina, racing in the $10,000 second leg of the Mid-Summer Classic Pacing Series, eclipsed any previous effort ever mustered by a distaff pacer in all of Maine, touring...
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Near record for Custard The Dragon in PASS

on 07/03/2010 2:00 AM
Custard The Dragon was breathing fire in his career debut on Saturday (July 3) at The Meadows, scoring in a 1:52.4 mile that missed the Pennsylvania Sires Stake record by a tick.   The $335,756 event for 2-year-old colt and gelding pacers, known as the Albatross, was conducted over six divisions, with Mystic Desire, Something For Doc, Wink N Atcha, Ghost Written and Pangali taking the other...
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Enough Talk edges Lucky Jim in Titan Cup

on 07/03/2010 2:00 AM
Enough Talk wore down Lucky Jim in the stretch to win the $235,750 Titan Cup on Saturday night at Meadowlands Racetrack.   Enough Talk tracked Lucky Jim down the backstretch and was left right at his wheel as the latter took command from Likeabatoutahell in a :54.4 half-mile split. The two horses raced in tandem until Enough Talk drew clear in the final strides, edging his rival by a half-...
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Jersey Cup splits to BG's Folly, Rockin Image

on 07/03/2010 2:00 AM
BG's Folly tipped to the outside at the half and steamrolled past the leaders to win the first of two $38,100 Jersey Cup divisions in 1:50.3 on Saturday night at Meadowlands Racetrack.   BG's Folly, driven by Brian Sears, scored his second straight stakes trophy after a similar first up stunner in the $500,000 Anthony Abbatiello New Jersey Classic on June 12. Trained by George Berkner, BG'...
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Hypnotic Blue Chip wins Battle of Lake Erie

on 07/03/2010 2:00 AM
Francis Azur’s Hypnotic Blue Chip ($8.60) won Saturday’s $100,000 Battle of Lake Erie with a track-record equaling 1:49.4 effort. He defeated Won The West by five lengths, with favored Foiled Again, who set the fractions, finishing third.   Foiled Again and Dave Palone battled Pilgrims Toner for the early lead and took the field to the quarter in 26 seconds. Pilgrims Toner backed off an...
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