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Artiscape returning to Winbak Farms

on 06/07/2010 2:00 AM
Artiscape was released from the New England Equine Practice (NEEP) Monday morning and will return to Winbak Farms of  New York. He has been clinically normal for seven days in a row and is in excellent shape.   “I have been very impressed and appreciative of the work done by the veterinarians and staff at NEEP," said Art Zubrod, manager of the Artiscape Syndicate. "We ...
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Back To The Track Day adds $50,000 Pick-4

on 06/07/2010 2:00 AM
If you want fans to return to the sport of harness racing, dangling a five- or perhaps six-figure, must-win wagering jackpot in front of them should be a good way to start.   The U.S. Trotting Association, in concert with the 20 racetracks participating in the USTA’s “Back to the Track” promotion, has announced that a $50,000 guaranteed Pick-4 wager based on races at four different h...
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Michigan owner-breeder Marshall Field dies

on 06/07/2010 2:00 AM
Longtime Michigan-based Standardbred owner-breeder Marshall Field, whose top horses included Royal Strength, Band’s Gold Chip, Speedy Shopper, Precious Shopper and Fifty Percent, died Sunday morning, June 6 after a five-year battle with myasthenia gravis. He had just turned 78 on May 23.   Mr. Field was the owner of M & M Industries Inc., a Standish, Mich.-based company that specializ...
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Norm Barron dies in Ohio

on 06/07/2010 2:00 AM
Norman Barron, 74, the former chairman of the Ohio State Racing Commission, died Saturday June 5.   Mr. Barron served on the Ohio State Racing Commission for more than 20 years. In 1983, he was appointed to the Ohio State Racing Commission and never missed a meeting. For six of those years, he served as the chairman of the Commission. He also attended races at all of the tracks in Ohio for ...
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New York-sired 3YO filly trotters at Monticello

on 06/07/2010 2:00 AM
For the first time in the 52-year history of Monticello Raceway, 15 races are carded on a single afternoon race program. The barn-burning action will get underway on Wednesday, June 9, bolstered by seven divisions of the $188,000 NY Sire Stakes for sophomore trotting fillies. The fillies will strut their stuff in races 2,3,4,6,8,9 and 11.   The Monticello contests are the first fo...
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Hockey star Subban named NA Cup drawmaster

on 06/07/2010 2:00 AM
Two-time World Junior Hockey gold medalist P.K. Subban will be the drawmaster for this year’s $1.5 million Pepsi North America Cup which takes place on Saturday, June 26. Subban will be on hand to assist with the post position draw on Tuesday, June 22, at Mohawk Racetrack.   The native of Rexdale, Ont. began his junior hockey career with the Belleville Bulls in the 2005-2006 season and...
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Psiluvuheartbreaker wins Yonkers open

on 06/06/2010 2:00 AM
Psilvuheartbreaker (Cat Manzi) put forth a season's-best effort Saturday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's featured $37,000 Open Handicap Pace in 1:51.4.Assigned post position No. 7, "Heartbreaker" worked around longshot  pole-sitter The Awful Truth (Jordan Stratton) before a 27-second opening quarter-mile. He then found a :55.3 intermission before Art's Ragin' Jet (Jim Pantaleano) paid a visi...
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Power Of A Moment splashes to win

on 06/06/2010 2:00 AM
Although a heavy downpour turned the track into a sea of mud, the rain could not dampen the spirits of conditioner Ervin Miller as his trainee’s, Power Of A Moment and Iam Bonasera, finished first and second with Power Of  A Moment capturing the $56,700 Cardinal Stake Final by a half-length in 1:51.1 over a sloppy track. Zipped right to the front from post position seven by driver Marcus Mi...
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Valentino, All Speed Hanover take NJ Classic elims

on 06/06/2010 2:00 AM
The field for the $500,000 Anthony Abbatiello New Jersey Classic, the richest race for New Jersey-sired horses, was decided by a pair of elimination races held Saturday night at Meadowlands Racetrack. Valentino burst through on the pylons to best Allthatgltrsisgold by a nose in the first of the $25,000 splits for 3-year-old colt pacers.  It was a length behind to Shoobee's Place, who finished...
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It's as easy as ABC Mercedes

on 06/06/2010 2:00 AM
ABC Mercedes and Joe Putnam were untouchable in the week’s top trot. The duo rallied down the stretch to take advantage of a recent purse increase and claim the lion’s share of the $25,000 purse in the Invitational Trot.Starting from post six, Putnam looked over to see what others in the race had planned at the starting gate before selecting a spot for ABC Mercedes. Once NF Soaring and Rick Fa...
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Grismore takes four and feature at Scioto

on 06/06/2010 2:00 AM
Driver Greg Grismore rallied Alex Capital off cover in the final turn and the game pacer sprinted home to win the final of the Falcon Almahurst Series at Scioto Downs on Saturday night.The mile was in 1:57.3 over a wet and slippery track as rains hit just prior to post time.Resort Art, winner of her last two legs in the Falcon Almahurst series, set the fractions for driver Kayne Kauffman with favo...
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Mixing It Up wins at Cal-Expo

on 06/06/2010 2:00 AM
It was supposed to be a needed start, but the action was fast and furious and Living It Up took full advantage of it.A field of six pacers, five in on a condition, and one in for a claiming tag, were featured at Cal-Expo on Saturday night (June 5), on which the lone claimer Living It Up closed from last to first.In advance of starting from post-position four, trainer Rick Plano was realistic."Bein...
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Dreamfair Eternal captures $160,000 Artiscape Pace

on 06/06/2010 2:00 AM
The dust never settled in the $160,000 Artiscape Pace on Sunday afternoon at Tioga Downs, and the quick fractions led to a track record time of 1:49.4 for Dreamfair Eternal and Anthony Kerwood.     On The Glass (Yannick Gingras) fired out of the gate from post position seven and cut through an opening quarter of 26.1, as Tug River Princess (John Campbell) was parked and pressing. Gi...
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Artiscape Pace set for Sunday at Tioga

on 06/05/2010 2:00 AM
$8,731,860 in career earnings, 181 career wins, multiple world champions, and three divisional honors are just a few of the highlights of the combined resume of the ten pacing mares that will be at Tioga Downs on Sunday afternoon (June 6th) battling it out in the $160,000 Artiscape Pace. The fifth edition of the $160,000 Artiscape Pace will headline Sunday afternoon’s twelve race card (Post time...
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Best Of Ball dances to Scioto win

on 06/05/2010 2:00 AM
Best Of Ball showed her heels to eight other pacing mares in the Friday night feature at Scioto Downs. Trainer-driver Jim Dailey piloted her to a 1:53.4 victory for the Down The Lane Stable.Dailey rocketed his mare away from the gate to trip the time after a quarter-mile in 27.1, then yielded to Don’t Blame Her and drive Dan Noble. When the tempo slowed in the next half-mile, favored Lavish Liz ...
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Widger gets a Hoosier hat trick

on 06/05/2010 2:00 AM
Joinusforsomefun kicked off a driving triple for Sam Widger in the $25,000 Fillies and Mares Invitational Pace Friday, June 4 at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. The four-year-old Illinois bred mare swooped from last to first, winning by two lengths in a time of 1:53.2, a new seasonal best.Starting from post six in the eight mare lineup, Joinusforsomefun obeyed Widger and went directly to the bac...
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Midwest star could shine at Meadowlands

on 06/05/2010 2:00 AM
Hoosier Cup runner-up Allthatgltrsisgold makes his Meadowlands debut for trainer Bobby Brower in Saturday night's eliminations for the $500,000 Anthony Abbatiello New Jersey Classic. The colt is one of 17 entrants vying for a starting berth in the New Jersey Classic Final, which is restricted to New Jersey-sired 3-year-old pacers, on June 12.  The New Jersey Classic and its companion event fo...
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Funding restored for Illinois Summer Previews

on 06/05/2010 2:00 AM
ISOBA Executive Director John Cisna announced on Saturday the restoration of funding to the Illinois Standardbred Owners and Breeders Association by the State of Illinois, Department of Agriculture, Horse Racing Program. Those funds will be used to conduct ISOBA Summer Previews for Illinois conceived and foaled 2 and 3-year-old trotters and pacers.   Race events are scheduled for th...
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2YO paces 2:00.1 at The Meadows

on 06/05/2010 2:00 AM
A total of 15 qualifying races were held at The Meadows on a rainy Saturday morning session, the first six of which featured 2-year-old trotters and pacers, most making their career debuts.   In the first race, Keystone Reactor, owned and driven by Cory Kreiser, was a wire to wire winner.  The colt by Dragon Again cut fractions of 30.2, 1:04, and 1:34.3 before cruising home in 30 secon...
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Fancy Filly wins $250,072 Lynch Pace

on 06/05/2010 2:00 AM
Fancy Filly certainly lived up to her name as she scored an easy victory Saturday night (June 5) in the $250,072 James M. Lynch Memorial Pace at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.In producing the victory from the nine hole, Fancy Filly stopped the timer in 1:49.4, just one tick off the track and stakes mark for a three-year-old pacing filly. The win was by five and one-quarter lengths over Feeling You...
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