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Classic Series finals on tap Saturday at Mohawk

on 06/10/2009 2:00 AM
Mohawk Racetrack will host the $1.4 million(C) finals of The Classic Series (TCS) on Saturday night.   The Trotting Classic (race two) kicks off the Series with a field of seven racing for $353,710, the purse for each of the four finals. Corleone Kosmos returns to defend his 2008 title in this division and must again face his frequent rival, Arch Madness. Chick N Tell upset the to...
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NA Cup hopefuls have to get through Burlington first

on 06/10/2009 2:00 AM
Over 100 colts and geldings on the eligibility list have now been whittled down to 72, and with two weeks to go to the $1.5 million Pepsi North America Cup at Mohawk racetrack (Saturday, June 27), a clearer picture of the serious contenders is finally starting to emerge. This coming Saturday, Mohawk will present four $100,000(C) divisions of the Burlington Stakes, the Woodbine Entertainment Gro...
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Somebeachsomewhere tribute at Mohawk

on 06/10/2009 2:00 AM
In 2007 and 2008, Mohawk racetrack was the home track for Somebeachsomewhere, and now the track is honoring the great pacer and his trainer, Brent MacGrath, with a wall-sized pictorial collage of his amazing career, just inside the main entrance to the grandstand. The Somebeachsomewhere tribute wall also features an adjacent kiosk, which houses a computer and touch screen. Touch the scree...
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3YO filly Timelesswinner Two trots 1:54.4

on 06/09/2009 2:00 AM
Timelesswinner Two rocketed to the lead and didn’t stop until she had trotted a stakes record 1:54.4 in an elimination of the $168,215 Currier & Ives for 3-year-old fillies Monday at The Meadows.   SJ’s Minolta, sporting hobbles for the first time, captured the other elimination. The final, worth approximately $100,000, is set for next Monday.   Making her second start after ...
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Copeland steers 6-1 winner in Chester feature

on 06/09/2009 2:00 AM
With Macho Lindy and Lets Get Serious both scratched, a select field of six went to post in the Green Speed, Monday\'s featured $35,000 Open Handicap Trot at Harrah\'s Chester Casino and Racetrack. With Bet to Win carving out vicious fractions, LT\'s Best ($15.20) was able to circle the field and close with authority, drawing clear late for a 1:53.3 victory. Last of the sextet through a ha...
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Kentucky Rebel surprises at Harrington

on 06/09/2009 2:00 AM
Johnny Waite and Rodney Mitchell\'s Kentucky Rebel ($26, Ross Wolfenden) was an upset winner Monday in the featured $19,800 Junior Open at Harrington Raceway in 1:52.4. The 7-year-old Armbro Operative gelding exploded with pace in deep stretch and earned his fourth win of the year.   Art Director finished second, while Areyouinorout was third. \'Rebel\' has now banked more than $450,000 in ...
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Recent Bangor winner dies after being spooked by dog

on 06/09/2009 2:00 AM
Rich Camelot, an 8-year-old pacer who won at Bangor Raceway last Friday night, died Sunday morning at the track after being reportedly spooked by a dog. The incident has resulted in the immediate banning of dogs from the stable and paddock areas at the Maine racetrack.   Rich Camelot, owned by Gardner Patterson and trained by Shawn Gray, had just completed jogging when he was atta...
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Tioga \'jetts\' qualifiers this week to Saturday

on 06/09/2009 2:00 AM
Tioga Downs would like to inform all horsemen of a change in qualifying days for this week only. Tioga Downs will move qualifiers to Saturday morning, June 13, at 11 a.m. due to the Joan Jett concert on Friday. Please have your entries for qualifiers in to the race office by 10 a.m. on Friday morning. The Tioga race office can be reached by calling (607) 699-7688. (Tioga Downs)
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HHYF to have fundraiser on Kentucky Futurity day

on 06/09/2009 2:00 AM
The Harness Horse Youth Foundation (HHYF), in cooperation with The Red Mile, will be conducting an innovative fundraiser “Drive For Youth” on Kentucky Futurity Day, Saturday, Oct. 3.   This event will encourage all drivers, trainers, and owners, and fans to support HHYF and its programs by making a pledge based on earnings of that day’s purses. HHYF will also accept pledges from fan...
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VLTs to be discussed during upcoming special legislative session

on 06/09/2009 2:00 AM
Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear on Tuesday afternoon released details of his proposal to allow video lottery terminals at the state’s racetracks, which will be discussed during a special legislative session scheduled to begin Monday, June 15. The proposal calls for 14.5 percent of net terminal revenue to fund the horse industry through purse supplements and other incentives.   To read a compl...
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Action by US Supreme Court will release money

on 06/08/2009 2:00 AM
The Supreme Court of the United States has denied certiorari in the case of Empress Casino Joliet, Giannoulias, and that means money generated by Illinois riverboat casinos will soon be flowing into horse racing purse accounts in Illinois, with a 35 percent increase expected for harness purses.   The Empress Casino Joliet Corp. v. Giannoulias case was an appeal of the decision by ...
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Yellow Diamond in 1:49.4

on 06/07/2009 2:00 AM
After winning an elimination for the James M. Lynch memorial stakes last week aboard Yellow Diamond in 1:51, driver Jim Morrill Jr. claimed he thought the horse could go the mile in the vicinity of 1:49 if he really let her go.Morrill turned out to be prophetic when Yellow Diamond rolled to a win in the Lynch final at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs in 1:49.4 on Saturday afternoon, capturing the winne...
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NJ Classic Final field set

on 06/07/2009 2:00 AM
Dial Or Nodial and Passmaster Hanover scored decisive victories in a pair of elimination races for the $500,000 SBOA/Anthony Abbatiello New Jersey Classic Saturday night at the Meadowlands.Dial Or Nodial held off Sombrero Blue Chip to win the first of the splits in 1:50.2.The top five colts from each of the two $25,000 eliminations qualified for the $500,000 Anthony Abbatiello New Jersey Classic, ...
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Rocking at the Rock

on 06/07/2009 2:00 AM
The live harness racing season got underway at Rockingham Park on Saturday as the track welcomed back full fields of quality horses as well as enthusiastic fans and horsemen happy to be participating in the Salem landmark\'s 103rd season.It\'s great to be back at The Rock and great to be back with my family and friends, said owner-trainer Arthur Brewer, who grew up only 10 miles from the track and...
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Freshmen hit the track at Rosecroft

on 06/07/2009 2:00 AM
In times of ups and downs for the “Raceway By The Beltway” one think is certain, horsemen still love bringing their 2-year olds to Rosecroft. Four of the ten qualifiers Saturday went forth as 2-year-old qualifying events.On the trotting side, Cassini Hall (2:06.1 - Tom Ridge-Centerfold Hall-Garland Lobell) and Classic Viking (2:05 - Classic Photo-Lulabula-Valley Victory) emerged victorious.On ...
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Chick N Tell scores upset in Classic

on 06/07/2009 2:00 AM
Chick N Tell prevailed as the longest shot on the board in the single $92,030 division in the third leg of the Trotting Classic on Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack.Chick N Tell got up late for the 1:53.2 tally over Corleone Kosmos and Arch Madness.Mike Saftic was reunited with the 7-year-old son of Glory B River - Power Chickette who stalked from last position in the short field of five.That pai...
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Tug River Princess wins Classic

on 06/07/2009 2:00 AM
Tug River Princess made her 2009 debut a winning one with an impressive 1:52.2 victory in the $92,030 single division in the third leg of the Classic Distaff at Mohawk Racetrack on Saturday night.Tug River Princess made her 2009 debut a winning one with a 1:52.2 victory in the Classic Distaff.John Campbell was in the driver’s seat behind the 4-year-old daughter of Badlands Hanover - Aucryifiwant...
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Classic Lane in Classic win

on 06/07/2009 2:00 AM
The aptly named Classic Lane turned in a gritty first-over victory in Saturday’s single $92,030 division in the third leg of the Classic Oaks at Mohawk Racetrack.Classic Lane edged past Spice Queen for the hard-earned 1:54.2 victory.Steve Condren picked up the catch-drive behind the 4-year-old daughter of Lindy Lane - Heartland Classic and had her sitting in fourth spot through a first quarter i...
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Winbak Speed wins again

on 06/07/2009 2:00 AM
The small, but speedy Winbak Speed took on all comers and emerged victorious in Saturday’s single $92,030 division in the third leg of the Pacing Classic at Mohawk Racetrack.The top three finished across the track at the wire with Winbak Speed prevailing by a head in 1:49.2.Ron Pierce sent the 6-year-old gelded son of Village Jove - Purrfect Kitty straight to the front from post two and had the ...
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NJ SBOA President speaks at Freehold

on 06/07/2009 2:00 AM
Tom Luchento, president of the Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association of New Jersey, stood before about 70 horsemen on Saturday morning, prior to the final card of the Freehold 2009 winter-spring meet.The first thing he did was dispel rumors that this might be the last closing day at Freehold.\"Freehold is coming back,\" he said, standing in the crowded Paddock Lounge. \"But we\'ve agreed ...
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