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Zero Tolerance, So Awesome win NYSS at Batavia

on 08/28/2019 9:08 PM
Zero Tolerance (Heston Blue Chip-Feelinglikeastar) and So Awesome (So Surreal-Teddy Ballgirl), who are the top two 3-year-old pacing fillies in the Empire State, came to compete in the $111,900 New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) at Batavia Downs on Wednesday afternoon (Aug. 28) and both added wins to their resumes. Zero Tolerance (David Miller) got away third while Hurrikane Norakane (Carl Garofalo)...
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Keystone Dash a $256 PA Stallion Series shocker

on 08/28/2019 7:11 PM
The two-year-old pacing colt Captain Groovy saw his bid to win all four of his Pennsylvania Stallion Series preliminaries look good for much of the stretch at Harrah's Philadelphia on Wednesday – until he got a bit tired late and was caught by $256.00 shock winner Keystone Dash in 1:53.4. The Sweet Lou – Keystone Dawn colt Keystone Dash did dash away quickly at the start from ...
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Hollywood Dayton nears Sept. 9 opening

on 08/28/2019 12:49 PM
Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway is busily preparing for its sixth season of live harness racing action.  The 78-day schedule is set to commence on Monday, Sept. 9 with a 2:15 matinee program and end Saturday night, Dec. 28.    The normal five-days-a-week schedule will be Monday and Tuesday matinees at 2:15 p.m. coupled with Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening racing be...
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Wiggle It Jiggleit third in Pocono qualifier

on 08/28/2019 11:50 AM
Wiggle It Jiggleit, the 2015 Horse of the Year, finished third in his second qualifier Wednesday morning at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono after almost three years away from the races. He was timed in 1:54.2 after winning his first qualifier back in 1:53.4 at Philly eight days ago. With regular driver Montrell Teague racing at Harrah's Philadelphia, Charlie Norris drove Wiggle It Ji...
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DuQuoin races set for Friday at Hawthorne

on 08/28/2019 11:06 AM
After an extremely successful week of racing at the Illinois State Fair in Springfield, Mother Nature was not as kind when racing shifted to the DuQuoin State Fair last weekend.  Rain fell for four consecutive days leading to the start of the fair, leaving the track in no condition to contest races. “We weren’t expecting the weather conditions to be as poor as they were in Du...
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Breeders Crown dining passes on sale

on 08/28/2019 10:02 AM
Dining passes are now on sale for this October’s Breeders Crown, presented by Libfeld-Katz Breeding Partnership, at Woodbine Mohawk Park.   Fans can purchase tickets for the COSA Premium Lounge, make reservations for the Terrace Trackside Buffet, Mohawk Harvest Kitchen and Trackside Bar.   The COSA Premium Lounge will host an exciting party and dining atmosphere durin...
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Eclipse Me N captures Pocono feature

on 08/28/2019 8:41 AM
The Real Desire mare Eclipse Me N won for the fifth time in her last eight starts on the Tuesday twilight card at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, defeating a strong group of mares in the $21,500 distaff pacing feature in 1:50.2. After Bettorhaveanother passed the quarter in front in :27.2, Eclipse Me N and driver Simon Allard were up and clambering for command, reaching that spot and getting...
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Hobbs, Chaptiama win NYSS splits

on 08/28/2019 8:37 AM
Two-year-old colt and gelding trotters were featured at Saratoga Casino Hotel as part of the New York Sires Stakes (NYSS) on Tuesday night. The track record for freshman geldings fell when the longshot in a four-horse race lit up the board in historic fashion. Trainer Jim Campbell brought driver Greg Merton to town to pilot Hobbs (Credit Winner-Cruella De Ville-Yankee Glide) who had finished ...
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Brennan goes 7-for-11 at Yonkers

on 08/28/2019 8:35 AM
George Brennan doesn’t get his mail delivered to the Westchester winner’s circle. Lately, it’s just seemed that way.   This past Friday night, Aug. 23, Brennan won half of Yonkers Raceway’s dozen races.   That was child’s play.   Tuesday night, Brennan turned six-for-12 into seven-for-11, as is one more win with one fewer race. ...
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Erv Miller trainees sweep INSS 2FT divisions

on 08/27/2019 10:53 PM
It was a good night at the office for trainer Erv Miller as he made a clean sweep of the stakes action at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing on Tuesday and had a total of three training wins on the evening’s 10-race card. Two $64,000 divisions of Indiana Sires Stakes for 2-year-old trotting fillies were featured on the evening’s 10-race card as the fillies were squaring off...
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Lex Selected Yearling Sale catalog now available

on 08/27/2019 10:13 PM
The catalog for the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale is now available on the company’s website, lexingtonselected.com, and on the Equineline Sales Catalog app. Print catalogs will be mailed early next week.   The yearling sale will start Tuesday evening, Oct. 1 and run through Saturday, Oct. 5, at the Fasig-Tipton Pavilion in Lexington, Ky. It will be followed by the L...
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Big day at Meadows for Suddenly Royal, Team Pantaleano

on 08/27/2019 7:47 PM
Suddenly Royal abandoned the pocket past the quarter and made the move stand up as she won her third straight — and gave Jim Pantaleano one of his five victories on the 13-race card — in Tuesday’s feature at The Meadows, a $13,500 Filly & Mare Conditioned Pace.   Although Suddenly Royal was sitting behind the 2-5 favorite, Lakeisha Hall, Pantaleano want...
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Standout fields set for Maple Leaf, Can. Pacing Derby

on 08/27/2019 7:44 PM
Harness racing’s heavyweights will clash this Saturday at Woodbine Mohawk Park for the $600,000 Maple Leaf Trot and $525,000 Canadian Pacing Derby.   Over $1.6 million in purses will be up for grabs on a stakes-filled program, including the Simcoe Stakes for three-year-old pacers and Ontario Sires Stakes Gold for two-year-old pacing colts and geldings joining the co-main events....
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Jamieson vows to win Clinton's Drivers' Challenge

on 08/27/2019 4:02 PM
Jody Jamieson is throwing down the gauntlet for the 39th edition of Clinton Raceway’s annual Charity Drivers’ Challenge to be held Sunday in support of Royal Canadian Legion branches in Clinton, Wingham, Seaforth and Brussels. The reigning Drivers’ Challenge champion two years running and the overall leader with six victories in the event said he’s fully intending to ...
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Forbidden Trade seeks second jewel of Triple Crown

on 08/27/2019 3:18 PM
With the Hambletonian Stakes already on his list of accomplishments, Forbidden Trade will try for the second jewel in the Trotting Triple Crown when he faces seven foes in Saturday’s $500,000 Yonkers Trot at Yonkers Raceway. Nine trotters have captured the Triple Crown since its inception in 1955, the most recent Marion Marauder three years ago. Forbidden Trade and driver Bob McClu...
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Shenandoah fair racing begins Wednesday

on 08/27/2019 2:42 PM
Harness racing will return to the Shenandoah County Fair for the 102nd consecutive year beginning Wednesday with stronger  participation from horsemen, a major increase in purse monies, and a new sense of enthusiasm.   The opener features eight races, all with $2,000 purses, beginning at 12 noon. The four day Fair meet will continue with cards on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at ...
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SOANY director opines on federal bill

on 08/27/2019 2:28 PM
In his Op-Ed “Commentary: Horse racing bill is crafted to help breeders, not horses,” in Monday’s (Aug. 26) Albany Times Union, Standardbred Owners Association of New York director Chris Wittstruck details why the current federal Horse Racing Integrity Act is not only dangerous for horses, but is loaded with the ulterior motives of Thoroughbred breeders looking to increase...
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MSOA donates to animal rescue group

on 08/27/2019 2:26 PM
The Washington County Animal Response Team (WaCART) provides irreplaceable services throughout Washington County, rescuing animals trapped in life-threatening situations. Yet the agency has been hampered in its efforts by the lack of a truck to haul the trailer that houses its emergency equipment and supplies.   Now, WaCART has launched a campaign to raise funds to purchase a truck,&n...
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Zero Tolerance heads to Batavia for Wednesday's NYSS

on 08/27/2019 8:29 AM
Zero Tolerance is the second richest sophomore filly in all of North America this year and she will be competing in the final division of the $111,900 New York Sired Stakes (NYSS) for 3-year-old pacing fillies at Batavia Downs on Wednesday. Plus her regular reinsman, Hall of Fame driver David Miller, will also be on hand for a rare western New York appearance.   Zero Tolerance (Hesto...
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Bettor's Wish draws post 1; Aflame Hanover 8

on 08/26/2019 9:00 PM
The fields are set for the $500,000 Messenger and $500,000 Yonkers Trot, to be contested Saturday night at Yonkers Raceway.   The 65th Yonkers Trot required no eliminations as just eight 3-year-olds entered. Hambletonian winner Forbidden Trade drew post six in what was carded as the sixth race.   “It wasn’t in our original plan, but plans change,” trainer ...
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