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My Heart Was True heads field for Friday\'s $100,000 Maywood Fil

on 06/17/2009 2:00 AM
My Heart Was True captured the $10,000 elimination of the Maywood Filly Pace last Friday night and now heads up an eight-horse field that includes Native Hostpur and Honey B Skipalong—both who received byes in the $100,000 final this Friday.   “This filly is a dream to drive,” said My Heart Was Truey\'s reinsman Brandon Simpson. “You can drive her anyway you want, and she...
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Biletnikoff scores again at The Meadows

on 06/17/2009 2:00 AM
Biletnikoff continued his recent domination of The Meadows\' $27,500 Preferred Handicap Pace, as he triumphed easily Tuesday for his third consecutive victory. Aaron Merriman urged Biletnikoff to the front in a demanding :26.3 but was able to give the 5-year-old gelded son of Keystone Raider-Strikadeeze a second quarter breather in :29.3. From there, Biletnikoff faced no serious challenges, winni...
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Without relief, Hoosier Park\'s bankruptcy could be \'imminent\'

on 06/17/2009 2:00 AM
Indiana Gaming Commission director Ernie Yelton has told media outlets in the state that without financial relief, Hoosier Park’s bankruptcy is “imminent.” The track, which paid a $250 million racino licensing fee and the current tax and fee rate paid on revenue is nearly 50 percent. The tracks—Hoosier Park and Indiana Downs—were also mandated to spend $100 million each on building its r...
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Mister Big draws post six in Dan Patch at Hoosier

on 06/17/2009 2:00 AM
Mister Big, 2008 Older Pacing Horse of the Year, headlines a field of 10 free-for-allers set to compete in Saturday’s $200,000 Dan Patch Invitational Pace at Hoosier Park Racing and Casino. The Virgil Morgan Jr.-trained horse will look to add to his already impressive $3.2 million-plus bankroll in the track’s signature event, slated as the 13th race on the program. He will start from post six ...
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Field set for Friday\'s turf race at the Big M

on 06/17/2009 2:00 AM
Harness racing returns to the Meadowlands turf course for the first time in more than 30 years on Friday night when a field of eight pacers take to the grass in the $15,000 fifth race. They will line up behind the mobile starting gate at 8:27 p.m. (est.) for the one-mile event.  In the case of inclement weather, the race will move to the main track.   The last time the Meadowla...
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US sires have big presence in Sweden\'s E3 for 3YOs

on 06/16/2009 2:00 AM
The eliminations for Sweden’s E3, the first major stakes of the season for 3-year-olds, were held at the Romme track Monday night and among the winners were offspring of Muscles Yankee, Scarlet Knight, Credit Winner and SJ’s Photo.   There were five eliminations for the fillies and the top 2 finishers in each elim, plus the 2 best-ranked thirds, advanced. There were six eliminations for...
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Timelesswinner Two rallies up inside to win Currier & Ives

on 06/16/2009 2:00 AM
One week after coasting to a stakes-record victory in her Currier & Ives elimination, Timelesswinner Two showed grit and determination as she rallied up the “Lightning Lane” at The Meadows to win the $100,929 final Monday in 1:56.4. Although Timelesswinner Two sailed to an unchallenged 13-length victory in her elimination, she encountered much more movement in Monday’s final after makin...
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Sale company announces shorter yearling sessions in Harrisburg

on 06/16/2009 2:00 AM
This year\'s Standardbred Horse Sales Company\'s yearling sessions in Harrisburg will end no later than 6 pm, the sales company has announced. A press release explained that after polling numerous customers and consignors, and holding a discussion at a recent consignor’s meeting, it was decided to add a day to sell yearlings, effectively shortening the sessions.   \"We...
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Sniper Hall picks off Harrington feature

on 06/16/2009 2:00 AM
Foulk Stables and Lauren Allen\'s Sniper Hall ($4.80, Mike Cole) was a wire-to-wire winner in Monday\'s $19,800 Junior Open at Harrington Raceway. The 6-year-old Blissful Hall ridgling held off first-over Kentucky Rebel and pocket-sitting Areyouinorout for the win. It was his 15th career win in 68 starts. Tony Morgan, who won his 13,000th race Sunday at Harrington, registered five wins on the p...
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Beach Nut Brand scores at Chester

on 06/16/2009 2:00 AM
After a solid run against top company at Yonkers, Beach Nut Brand ($3.60) proved victorious in the $35,000 Lindy\'s Pride for Open Handicap trotters on Monday evening at Harrah\'s Chester, turning in a 1:54.3 effort over sloppy going. The 7-year-old Iowa-bred gelding brushed to the front after a :28.3 quarter, controlling the middle half comfortably with minimal pressure coming from MacDee...
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Martha Maxine: Another case of mistaken gender

on 06/16/2009 2:00 AM
Pennsylvania’s comprehensive testing for steroids has resulted in the second case of a female horse being revealed as a likely male pseudohermaphrodite, and this time the horse in question is the high-profile Martha Maxine.   The United States Trotting Association (USTA) records now classify Martha Maxine, a 5-year-old offspring of Park Place-Another Agenda, as “A GENETIC MALE AND IS ...
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Record 40 entries for NA Cup elims at Mohawk

on 06/16/2009 2:00 AM
The best 3-year-old pacers on the continent will line up this Saturday evening at Mohawk Racetrack in four eliminations for the upcoming $1.5 million Pepsi North America Cup on June 27. The Cup eliminations, each worth $50,000, drew a record 40 horses, eclipsing the former mark of 35 hopefuls in 2004.   Each elimination will qualify the first two finishers for the final, the richest harness...
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13,000 wins for Tony Morgan

on 06/15/2009 2:00 AM
Tony Morgan entered hallowed ground on Sunday at Harrington Raceway, as he became the fourth driver in North American harness racing history to reach 13,000 wins after piloting Real Navigator ($4) to victory in the eighth race. Morgan and Real Navigator grinded first-over at pacesetting Cardio Yankee and finally edged clear in the stretch to reach the milestone. \"It means I\'m getting...
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Rags To Riches semi-finals held at Tioga

on 06/15/2009 2:00 AM
A pair of semi-final divisions in the Rags To Riches pacing series were contested on Sunday afternoon at Tioga Downs, with Escape Attack and Derek Bromac N coming up winners. Escape Attack and Jason Bartlett posted a 1:53.4 victory in the first division. Bartlett sent Escape Attack out of the two hole past the quarter in :27.1 to take command and led the nine pacers to the half in :56.1...
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Classic Distaff won by Southwind Tempo

on 06/15/2009 2:00 AM
World champion Southwind Tempo used a stirring stretch kick to capture the $353,710(C) Classic Distaff for older pacing mares on Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack. The 5-year-old daughter of Bettors Delight-Tsunami Hanover got away second to last in the seven-horse field for driver Jody Jamieson and watched as A And G’s Confusion and driver David Miller carved out fractions of :26.2, :55.2 a...
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Art Official wins 4-year-old debut

on 06/15/2009 2:00 AM
Last year’s Meadowlands Pace and Hoosier Cup champion Art Official, who posted 13 wins and more than $1.5 million in earnings for owner Jim Jesk’s Sawgrass Farms during his great sophomore season, made his 4-year-old debut a winning one on Saturday night at Balmoral Park in taking the $18,000 Free For All in 1:51.   Coming off winning qualifiers at Balmoral (1:55.4) and Hoosier Par...
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Malabar Man has surgery for scrotal hernia

on 06/15/2009 2:00 AM
The 15-year-old trotting stallion Malabar Man, who stands at stud at Winbak Farm in New York, underwent emergency surgery for a scrotal hernia at New England Equine Practice in Patterson, NY, Saturday morning. At this time Winbak Farm of New York can report that Malabar Man is in stable condition and is doing well.   Due to the severity of the operation and time needed for his full rec...
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Caviar Crown in 1:53.1; Explosive Matter strong in 1:54.2

on 06/13/2009 2:00 AM
Two world records were established in two of the seven divisions of the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes for 3-year-old trotting colts and geldings, and top Hambletonian contender Explosive Matter turned in an impressive performance in winning his season debut.   Caviar Crown, trained by Kris Rickert and driven by Dave Palone, won the opening PASS division in a world-record time of 1:53.1 for ...
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Hay Goodlooking wins NYSS, NA Cup bound

on 06/13/2009 2:00 AM
Last season, Hey Goodlooking threw down the gauntlet as the state\'s best freshman pacing colt, and this season he hasn\'t lost a step, and appears poised for a start in the North America Cup after a 1:54.1 win in New York Sire Stakes action Friday night at Yonkers Raceway.   Hay Goodlooking iwas the fastest--and gutsiest--of the six divisions which comprised the $220,052  New York Si...
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Crybabycry upsets in Indiana Sire Stakes

on 06/13/2009 2:00 AM
Crybabycry and driver-trainer Rick Schaut picked up an upset win in the third round of the $25,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Friday at Hoosier Park. The sophomore trotting daughter of Butler Hall edged out the competition for her first career win in only her fourth career start, scoring in 2:00.2.   Beginning from post four in the eight-filly lineup, Crybabycry grabbed the top spot early, passin...
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