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Mohawk changes qualifying schedule

on 06/16/2010 2:00 AM
Woodbine Entertainment reminds horsemen that the qualifying schedule for next week at Mohawk has been changed due to the Pepsi North America Cup post draw on Tuesday and the Pepsi North America Cup race program on Saturday.For next week only, normal qualifying races will be held on Monday morning, June 21 and the two-year-old qualifying races will be held onFriday, June 25 - both beginning at 10:0...
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Red Star Hottie is red hot

on 06/16/2010 2:00 AM
Forced to tuck by a blistering early pace, Red Star Hottie raced powerfully first over to capture Tuesday’s $25,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap in 1:50.3, shaving a tick from her own Meadows track record for older pacing mares. With McGibson taking the field through a demanding first half in 26.1/54.3, Red Star Hottie settled in fourth. When Dave Palone moved her uncovered down the ...
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Rosecroft to close on July 1

on 06/16/2010 2:00 AM
Officials at Rosecroft Raceway have told its horsemen that the track will close on July 1. In a memo sent by Cloverleaf Enterprises Inc. president Kelley Rogers, it was noted that “our long struggle is finally over and we have come to an end. Unfortunately, despite all of our best efforts we could not escape the unreasonable demands of the Thoroughbred industry and they have succeeded in putting...
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Changes for Maryland stakes races

on 06/16/2010 2:00 AM
The Maryland Racing Commission has approved the following changes to the Maryland Standardbred Race Fund stakes program for 2010.   The following races will be conducted at Ocean Downs on Saturday afternoons. Detailed race info will be available soon.   The new dates are as follows: Saturday, Aug. 7--Standardbred Fund 2 & 3 yr olds – ALL DIVISIONS   Saturday, ...
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Teague optimistic with NA Cup chances

on 06/16/2010 2:00 AM
Trainer George Teague has a pair of entries in Saturday night's North America Cup eliminations at Mohawk Racetrack—Dr. Dreamy and Delmarvalous—but he admits he needs a little bit of luck for either to advance to the $1.5 million final on June 26. Teague has named Brian Sears to drive both colts, which appears to be a good move as the driver has had success in the past with the pair. ...
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Almost An Angel euthanized at age 21

on 06/16/2010 2:00 AM
Almost An Angel 2,1:57.1; 3,1:56, a winner of ($498,577 at ages two and three and $959,695 internationally, was euthanized at Hanover Shoe Farms on Monday, June 14. The 21-year-old mare had been suffering from several assorted ailments relating to old age.   Almost An Angel was voted the 2-Year-Old Trotting Filly of the Year for the 1991 racing season. She was trained and successf...
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Registration Open For Meadowlands/Mohawk Handicapping Challenge

on 06/16/2010 2:00 AM
Prize money and a seat in the 2011 National Harness Handicapping Championship are up for grabs in the second annual Meadowlands/Mohawk Handicapping Challenge on Saturday, June 26.   The tournament, which showcases the $1.5 million Pepsi North America Cup simulcast from Mohawk Racetrack, will be held in Raceworld Teletheater at the Meadowlands. The cost to enter is $150 ($50 entry fee, plus...
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Ultimate Cameron wants to be like her mom

on 06/15/2010 2:00 AM
The best three-year-old trotting fillies in North America will be showcased Saturday night in the Elegantimage Stakes and trainer Bob Stewart is looking for a large payday.  After winning the 2002 event with double-millionaire Cameron Hall, Stewart is back with her daughter, Ultimate Cameron. The Yankee Glide miss was victorious in her division of the Casual Breeze last Friday at Mohawk Race...
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Larry Stalbaum gets win 4,000

on 06/15/2010 2:00 AM
Larry Stalbaum won the 4,000th win of his harness racing career Monday (June 14) night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. It came in Race 4 with Mountain Air, a horse trained by his partner Kimberly Asher.   The 46-year-old Stalbaum left quickly and got the 11-1 longshot to the front right from the start of the race and wired the field in 1:53 in a $10,000 claiming pace.   “I’m happ...
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Pilgrims Chuckie equals world record

on 06/15/2010 2:00 AM
Pilgrims Chuckie equaled the world record of 1:53 for a three-year-old trotting colt on a five-eighths mile oval in winning an $86,245 division of the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes Monday (June 14) night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.Trained by Scott Andrews and driven by Mike LaChance, Pilgrims Chuckie finished five and one-quarter lengths over Cassis (Tim Tetrick) with third going to Freedom Ridge (...
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Hamilton is crunching the NA Cup

on 06/15/2010 2:00 AM
Woodbine Entertainment Group harness racing analyst Mike Hamilton has been busy over the last few days crunching the numbers for this year’s $1.5 million Pepsi North America Cup, with eliminations slated for this Saturday night.   The statistical guru has compiled a comprehensive look back at all of the previous editions of North America’s richest race for pacers and breaks down how pas...
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Tell All latest stud to shuttle to Australia

on 06/15/2010 2:00 AM
Tell All p,3, 1:48.3; 150.3h, the 2007 Pacer of the Year, will be stamping his passport this year. Brittany Stallion Management has announced that he will travel to David James’ Empire Stallions in Arcadia, Victoria, Australia, for the Down Under breeding season.   Tell All earned more than $1.5 million at the age of three and was the North America Cup and Little Brown Jug ...
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Rock N Roll Heaven wins qualifier

on 06/15/2010 2:00 AM
Rock N Roll Heaven rebounded from an unfortunate break in his division of the Burlington on Saturday, June 12 with a winning qualifier on Tuesday, June 15 at Mohawk. The talented sophomore was placed on the judge’s list after his Burlington break and was forced to qualify in order to be able to drop in the box for the North America Cup elims on Saturday, June 19. In the first qualifier, regula...
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2010 Scholarship race a success at Tioga Downs

on 06/15/2010 2:00 AM
Sunday afternoon held a few firsts for Tioga Downs in Nichols, New York. It had its first sub 1:49 mile in history, and also held its first High School Scholarship race for five high school seniors from the local area.  The students worked on three separate occasions with trainers from the Tioga Downs backstretch, and then teamed up with drivers on Sunday afternoon between races two and three...
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Blagojevich trial focuses on Johnston contribution

on 06/15/2010 2:00 AM
The Chicago Tribune reported today that in testimony given Monday in the trial of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich on alleged corruption charges, a lobbyist told how he and Blagojevich rehearsed how they were going to get a $100,000 contribution from Maywood and Balmoral Park owner John Johnston. “He’s gonna sign the bill, and all of a sudden you’re gonna give a contribution,” lobbyi...
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SOA of NY announces scholarship winners

on 06/15/2010 2:00 AM
Bob MacDougall, Chairman of the SOA of New York Scholarship Committee, has announced that Christine Miecuna is the winner of the Association’s 2010-2011 Scholarship Award in the amount of $2,500 and Carrie Silver is the winner of the Association’s $1,500 award. Christine Miecuna has just completed her second year of study at Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Mass., majoring in Management and C...
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Three elims for North America Cup

on 06/15/2010 2:00 AM
Thirty sophomore colt pacers have been divided into three eliminations this Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack for the $1.5 million Pepsi North America Cup on June 26. The connections of each elim winner will have the chance to select their horse’s post position for the final, with all the second– and-third-place finishers as well as one four-place finisher drawn by lot advancing to the final ...
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Do you have the funniest horse racing video?

on 06/15/2010 2:00 AM
The Race Track Industry Program (RTIP) at the University of Arizona has announced the “$1,500 Funniest Horse Racing Video Contest” that encourages racing fans to use their camcorders or camera phones to capture or create clips that reflect the lighter side of horse racing.   This is the first time the RTIP has offered a public contest in connection with it’s annual Symposium on Racing...
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DSBF 3CT elims held at Harrington

on 06/14/2010 2:00 AM
Four $20,000 elimination divisions of the first leg of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) stakes for 3-year-old trotters were contested at Harrington Raceway Sunday.   Rod Allen’s Airborne Commando (2:01, Allen) was the fastest of the two colt divisions with a front-stepping seven-length win over Par Done My Putt and Wygant Knight.   Susan Durham and Linda MacDonald’s...
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Rock N Roll Heaven must qualify

on 06/14/2010 2:00 AM
After making an unexpected break in his $97,000 Burlington division on Saturday, June 12, and being charted as not finishing the race, Rock N Roll Heaven was placed on the judge’s list. That means trainer Bruce Saunder must race him in a qualifier at Mohawk Raceway on Tuesday, June 15 in order to drop him in the box for this Saturday’s (June 19) North America Cup eliminations. “That’s a b...
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