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Watch the Elitlopp on RTN! Final heat at 11 am

on 05/28/2010 2:00 AM
Harnessracing.com has reached an exclusive agreement with AB Trav och Galopp to provide video coverage of the Elitlopp Sunday morning, May 30, from Solvalla Racetrack in Stockholm, giving fans the chance to see the U.S. hopefuls Lucky Jim and Enough Talk compete in the famed trotting race. The two Elitlopp eliminations and the final will be available for viewing within 15 minutes of the race due t...
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Kelly Spencer Golden Pen Award winner

on 05/28/2010 2:00 AM
The Standardbred Media and Marketing Association (SMMA) on Friday announced Kelly Spencer was its Golden Pen Award recipient, given annually to a member of the organization who makes outstanding contributions to harness racing publicity and marketing.   Spencer is the manager of marketing and communications at Grand River Raceway in Elora, Ontario. Her initiatives to create a fun, lively, f...
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Malicious to start from post one in EBC

on 05/28/2010 2:00 AM
Malicious and David Miller have been given the nod as the 2-1 morning line favorites for the $217,250 Empire Breeder’s Classic Final for 3-year old colt pacers on Sunday night at Tioga Downs (Post Time 6:30 pm).   Malicious, a 3-year old son of Bettor’s Delight-Silky, won his initial sophomore start last Sunday in the EBC elimination in 1:51.3 for trainer Dr. Ian Moore. The connect...
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Hannah Isabel pays $77.50 to win at Yonkers

on 05/28/2010 2:00 AM
Hannah Isabel (Cat Manzi), an outsider in both post position and pari-mutuel proposition, upset the Friday night apple cart, winning Yonkers Raceway's co-featured $37,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace.   Leaving to the right of her six rivals (in one notch after a defection), "Hannah" watched early as 3-10 favorite Mach You and Me (Jason Bartlett) take over from Little Mermaid N (S...
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Change in draw schedule at Yonkers

on 05/28/2010 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway is reminding horsemen that after the Saturday and Memorial Day programs (usual first post of 7:10 pm), the track will not race again until Saturday, June 5, and a different draw schedule will also take place. The entry box will close at 9 am as opposed to the customary 4 pm. A draw schedule follows:   Draw Date--Race Date Monday, May 31--No Draw Tuesday, Jun...
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Temple Of Doom's 1:54.3 win fastest in NJSS

on 05/28/2010 2:00 AM
Hambletonian eligibles swept all three divisions of the opening round of the New Jersey Sire Stakes for 3-year-old trotting colts and geldings Friday night at Meadowlands Racetrack.   One of last season's top freshman, Break The Bank K won his first start for new driver and trainer Trond Smedshammer in the second of the $20,800 divisions. After a tepid stroll through the half in 1:00:3, Bre...
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Tomorrowpan takes Scioto feature in 1:53.4

on 05/28/2010 2:00 AM
Tomorrrowpan took the featured Open Pace for fillies and mares at Scioto Downs on Friday night with a hard-earned 1:53.4 win over Kay’s Yankee Lou and Mexicali Rose. Chris Page drove for trainer Virgil Morgan, Jr. and the Peter Pan Stables.   Jeff Nisonger left alertly with Kay’s Yankee Lou to grab the early lead from post six. When Page moved Tomorrowpan, it took her a while to take co...
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Western Silk scores OSS Gold title

on 05/28/2010 2:00 AM
Western Silk, a daughter of Western Terror, may have ended her 2-year-old season on a disappointing note, but that hasn’t stopped her from returning this year in very impressive fashion as shown by Friday night’s (May 28) performance in the $130,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Gold Final for 3-year-old pacing fillies at Western Fair Raceway.   As the race unfolded Doug McNair sent elimina...
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Won The West edges Foiled Again in Molson

on 05/28/2010 2:00 AM
Won The West edged his stablemate Foiled Again by a head to win the $312,000 Molson Pace at Western Fair Raceway in Canada Friday night. With David Miller in the sulky, Won The West scored in 1:52 for his third victory of the season in five starts.   Won The West caused a recall, which Miller attributed to the horse being 'real aggressive." But the second time around Miller had his horse mo...
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Zeke Parker wins 6 at Monticello

on 05/27/2010 2:00 AM
On May 17   Billy “Zeke”  Parker, Jr. became one of just nine drivers in the history of the sport  who have driven  10,000 or more winners in their careers.Parker reached that milestone at The Mighty M  in a week when he needed just four more victories. But from the 35, or so, drives he had that week  he only mustered three wins and  he was still one sho...
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Muscatine trots to Cardinal elim win

on 05/27/2010 2:00 AM
Miranda Lyon and Paula Smith’s Muscatine was on his best behavior for Wednesday nights $7,000 Cardinal Stake elimination which is something most of his competition could not say. Combine that with a perfect drive from Dale Hiteman and the end result was a 1 ¼ length triumph in 1:58.3 for the gelded son of Tequilla Spur-Star Slinger. With six of the 10 starters making breaks at some point in the...
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Mac Martini a longshot winner at Pocono

on 05/27/2010 2:00 AM
Mac Martini, one of two daughters and a son of Mac’s Only Iris racing Wednesday (May26) at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, was a 45-1 longshot winner in a $15,000 claimer for fillies and mares.The four-year-old pacing mare, driven by Howard Parker and trained by Clarence Martin Jr., came from off the pace to win in 1:53.2, a new life mark by several seconds.This was the seventh start of the year fo...
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Total Truth recognized during Hoosier Cup night

on 05/27/2010 2:00 AM
Total Truth took Hoosier Park Racing & Casino by storm in 2006, winning both his elimination and the final to establish a new stakes record of 1:50.1 in the Hoosier Cup. The son of Jenna’s Beach Boy was coming into the Hoosier State fresh off a victory in the $1 million North America Cup and silenced all doubters that he was up for the task. In eight days, Total Truth had brought home a payc...
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Pocono adds Friday Qualifiers for 2 year olds

on 05/27/2010 2:00 AM
Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs will be holding qualifying races on both Thursday and Friday mornings during the month of June.Saul Needle,  director of racing at the Northeastern Pennsylvania racetrack, noted that Friday morning qualifying races will be for two-year-olds only on June 4-11-18 and 25.Post time for both the Thursday and Friday qualifying races is 10 a.m.(Pocono)
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Summer Previews at Du Quoin, Springfield now matinees

on 05/27/2010 2:00 AM
The Summer Previews at the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds (May 29) and Illinois State Fairgrounds (June 5 and 12) have been cancelled. Because of the State of Illinois’ budget impasse, the events have been reclassified as matinees.
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Pacer does Trigger impersonation at Monticello

on 05/27/2010 2:00 AM
One of Zeke Parker’s six wins on Wednesday at Monticello Raceway was with Cynthia Lynn Massari’s 3-year-old Artiscape gelding Takemewithyou. Parker guided the pacer to a 1:58.2 wire–to-wire triumph over Texas Treasure much to the pleasure of Cynthia and her husband Peter who went to the winner's circle for a photo after their colt’s victory.   But the lightly-rac...
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Rock N Roll Heaven, Put On A Show favored in NJSS

on 05/27/2010 2:00 AM
Rock N Roll Heaven and Put On A Show, both by Rocknroll Hanover, have been installed as the morning line favorites in their respective $200,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes final for 3-year-old pacers on Saturday afternoon at the Meadowlands Racetrack.   Rock N Roll Heaven, the winner of the $220,000 Berry’s Creek final on May 8, is the 2-1 pick in the division for colts and geldings, card...
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Tioga to hold scholarship race

on 05/27/2010 2:00 AM
Tioga Downs, the Southern Tier Harness Horsemen’s Association (STHHA), and the Harness Horse Breeders’ of New Yord State are joining together to host a scholarship race for high school seniors.   Tioga Downs, the STHHA, and the Harness Horse Breeders are working with five local area high schools and students will be teamed up with local horsemen. Students will be required...
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Sportswriter to make 2010 debut at Mohawk

on 05/26/2010 2:00 AM
Although trainer Casie Coleman told harnessracing.com a few weeks ago that she was contemplating entering the reigning Dan Patch and O’Brien award winner Sportswriter in this Saturday night’s $500,000 Hoosier Cup at Hoosier Park, the two-time O’Brien Award-winning trainer has instead opted to enter the colt in an overnight that same night at Mohawk Racetrack.   Sportswriter, who has t...
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'This kind of behavior won't be tolerated' in Michigan

on 05/26/2010 2:00 AM
Michigan Gaming Control board executive director Rick Kalm told harnessracing.com in an exclusive interview Tuesday afternoon he is hopeful the ongoing investigation into alleged race fixing in the state can come to a quick closure. Last Friday, five horsemen were excluded from competing at Hazel Park and suspended from racing through the remainder of the year, bringing to eight the number of thos...
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