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Meadows racing returns to Comcast

on 08/29/2008 2:00 AM
The Meadows announced today that The Meadows Racing Network (MRN), featuring all live harness racing cards, will be broadcast by Comcast on Channel 190 beginning Tuesday, September 2. Each broadcast will begin at 12 noon, with Roger Huston hosting a preview show and calling the races. The signal will be available to 175,000 Comcast cable subscribers in Pittsburgh and its suburbs, including ...
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Moffett joins PA Harness Week

on 08/29/2008 2:00 AM
Heather Moffett has joined “PA HarnessWeek” as co-host alongside Steve Ross. Her first appearance will be on the September 6 episode.   Moffett is a licensed trainer and works as a reporter for The Horseman And Fair World magazine. She has appeared on ESPN2 and Fox Sports and currently hosts Delaware’s award-winning “Post Time” television show. A lifelong racing fan, she is the ...
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Ruling involving Tug River Princess overturned

on 08/29/2008 2:00 AM
The Delaware Harness Racing Commission (DHRC) has issed a ruling overturning penalties against trainer Trevor Warwick involving the filly Tug River Princess, with the ruling reading, \"we conclude that substantial evidence has not demonstrated that (Trevor) Warwick violated DHRC rules when racing horse Tug River Princess in the 8th race at Dover Downs\" on April 10, as found in a judges rulin...
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Rick Moore leaving Hoosier Park

on 08/29/2008 2:00 AM
Hoosier Park Racing & Casino has announced the resignation of Rick Moore as general manager of racing after 14 years of service. Moore\'s last day will be September 12.   “We thank Rick for his countless contributions to Hoosier Park through the years. He has been a strong ambassador on our behalf and a tireless community leader. We wish him much continued success,” said C...
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Lantern Kronos sets 1:53 career mark at DuQuoin

on 08/29/2008 2:00 AM
Lantern Kronos swept three wide around the last turn, took the lead in mid stretch and cruised to a career-best 1:53 victory in the $166,000 World filly Trotting Derby Friday afternoon at the DuQuoin State Fair. Poster Pin Up was second and Saorse was placed third after Two Nts With Her crossed the finish line third but was placed eighth for interference early in the stretch.   Trainer Jimm...
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Starcelona ties 1:55.1 stakes mark in Hayes Memorial

on 08/29/2008 2:00 AM
Starcelona tied the 1:55.1 stakes record and set a national season’s record in capturing the $51,000 Hayes Memorial 2-year-old filly trot Friday afternoon at the DuQuoin State Fair.   Brent Holland was in the bike as the Muscles Yankee filly scored her first victory in her second start for trainer Erv Miller and owners Perretti Racing Stable and Black Horse Racing.   Holland and Mi...
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Hay Goodlooking wins NYSS division in record 1:52.4

on 08/29/2008 2:00 AM
Gates Brunet and Hay Goodlooking won the first division of New York Sire Stakes for 2-year old colt and gelding pacers, with a track record performance of 1:52.4 on Friday night at Tioga Downs. The 2-year old son of Art Major out of the Pacific Rocket mare Monique’s Legacy is owned by Theodore Gewertz, Samuel Dotro, and Deborah Brunet. Gates Brunet also trains Hay Goodlooking who has won four of...
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Mya Tri extends undefeated streak to 20 with 1:56.1 score

on 08/29/2008 2:00 AM
Mya Tri may have faced her toughest test to date in a $15,120 Indiana Sires Stakes contest Friday, August 29, but the result was the same for the trotting filly. Driven by Walter Haynes Jr., the sophomore extended her career undefeated streak to 20 with a lifetime best 1:56.1 effort at Indiana Downs. She will be the clear favorite in next week’s $100,000 final. Haynes wasted little time moving ...
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Rose Run Keepsake wins in Northfield track record 1:58.1

on 08/29/2008 2:00 AM
Two-year-old fillies wrapped up their Sires Stakes preliminaries at Northfield Friday night, with the trotters contesting the early Daily Double. In the first $20,800 heat, 1-5 favorite Mocha Jo never fired, making a break after 3/4, and Rose Run Keepsake ($7.20) was the beneficiary as she got by Saucy Sauterelle early and those two held off all comers twice around the track. The 1:58.1 ...
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Holme Fora Cuddle wins Friday feature at Vernon

on 08/29/2008 2:00 AM
Holme Fora Cuddle began her reign as queen of the pacing ranks with a 1:54.3 victory in Friday night’s $9,000 featured eighth event at Vernon Downs. Trainer Rick Plano, a Frankfort-native who began his driving career here back in the late 1970s, did the teaming as Holme Fora Cuddle rallied from sixth at the half to become a serious contender at the top of the stretch.  The 6-year-old New Z...
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Armbro Continental scratched sick from Breeders Crown Trot

on 08/29/2008 2:00 AM
Armbro Continental, scheduled to start from post six in the C$638,580 Breeders Crown Trot on Saturday, Aug. 30, at Mohawk Racetrack, has been scratched sick from the championship event. “It’s really an awful thing for everyone, the owners, us, and everybody connected to the horse,” said trainer Stephen Bossence. “This is a horse who spends most of the day outside and doesn’t like to be...
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Cracklin Jack racks up third straight win at Saratoga

on 08/28/2008 2:00 AM
After getting his picture taken just once in the first 16 starts of his career, Cracklin Jack has now visited the winner’s circle on three straight occasions after capturing the co-featured $5,500 non-winners trot at Saratoga Gaming and Raceway on Wednesday in a career-best 2:01. Driven from post three by Barry Segel, Cracklin Jack settled comfortably along the pylons in fourth place as Pray ...
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Harrington Junior Open goes to The Federalist

on 08/28/2008 2:00 AM
Martin Scharf\'s The Federalist ($4.60, Tony Morgan) earned a 1:57.2 win in the $20,000 Junior Open Trot Wednesday at Harrington Raceway. The 6-year-old Muscles Yankee gelding overcame post seven and overpowered pacesetter Adam Gram late for the two length win over Vicki Gram, who got up for second. Adam Gram held third. The Federalist is trained by Josh Green and surpassed the $300,000 earnin...
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Hammer strikes eight times in Wattsburg

on 08/28/2008 2:00 AM
Two track records highlighted, and eight wins by driver Roger Hammer highlighted a 17-race card Wednesday at the Erie County Fairgrounds in Wattsburg, Pa., as Sire Stake action filled the card on the third and final day of the meet.   Freshman colt pacers opened the day, and victories were tallied by Dewey (Sharky Spur), Red Hot Scandal (Real Artist) and A K (Audie K). Red Hot Scandal,...
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Donnegal reclaims Monticello track record

on 08/28/2008 2:00 AM
Bill Mulligan has owned Standardbreds for well over 60 years, but scant few has he enjoyed better than his homebred, Donnegal. The veteran 8-year-old recaptured the track record for older trotting stallions at Monticello Raceway on Wednesday when Mike Forte guided the son of Sierra Kosmos to a 1:57.2 victory in the track’s $13,000 Preferred Trot. Donnegal’s victory erased the former mark of ...
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Is the Little Brown Jug necessary for Horse of the Year?

on 08/28/2008 2:00 AM
What are some of the factors needed to win Horse of The Year honors? Are there certain races that a 3-year-old pacer needs to win to receive consideration as the best of his/her class? From past elections, it seems winning or starting in The Little Brown Jug is a big factor.   The Little Brown Jug comes at a time when voters in the U.S. Harness Writers poll begin deciding between the y...
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Illusionist will perform magic in Breeders Crown

on 08/28/2008 2:00 AM
Trainer Phil Coleman, who sends out Illusionist in Saturday’s $331,500 Breeders Crown Mare Pace, doesn’t use any magic tricks to keep his charge happy, fat and sassy, he simply lets her have her way--most of the time. “She’s really a pretty nice mare to be around, and so I kind of let her do her own thing,” Coleman, 58, explained. “When we go out for a jog in the morning, I let her t...
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Stars ready to shine in KYSS Unbridled Evening of Champions

on 08/28/2008 2:00 AM
The undefeated 3-year-old colt trotter Hartmann and 2-year-old filly pacer Co Ed Desire lead a star-studded cast of Kentucky-sired Standardbreds that will be in action Sunday, Aug. 31, at The Red Mile in the $2.4 million Kentucky Sire Stakes (KYSS) “Unbridled Evening of Champions.” After a month-long series of preliminaries, the best in the Bluegrass State will line up behind the starting gate...
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Art Official favored in Cane Pace from post seven

on 08/28/2008 2:00 AM
Post positions for the $392,850 Cane Pace final--the first jewel of the Pacing Triple Crown--were drawn at Freehold Raceway on Thursday morning. The Cane final will be contested as part of a big, 13-race holiday card at Freehold on September 1, Labor Day. Drawing post seven and favored at 9-5 is Meadowlands Pace winner Art Official. The Art Major-Naughty Shady Lady colt set a record for the fast...
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Racing Star hopes to be hot stuff in She\'s A Great Lady

on 08/28/2008 2:00 AM
Chestnut fillies have a reputation for being hot–-and if her performance in the eliminations for the upcoming $672,000(C) She\'s A Great Lady final for 2-year-old distaff pacers is any indication, Racing Star is hot stuff, indeed. A daughter of Four Starzzz Shark, out of the Life Sign mare, In For Life, Racing Star is a homebred from the White Birch Farm of Allentown, N.J., and made her ...
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