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Riggins headlines NYSS races at Tioga

on 08/10/2007 2:00 AM
The New York State Fair meet opens at Tioga Downs with 13 divisions of the 2-year-old pacing colts and fillies on Saturday evening with a total of $213,365 in purses for New York-bred horses distributed during the card.   Riggins, a 2-year-old pacing colt who set a Saratoga Raceway track record of 1:54 in his last outing, will headline the field of boys. The time was the fastest ...
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Helen Smith elims on tap at Freehold Friday

on 08/10/2007 2:00 AM
Resortful, the runner-up in the Hambletonian Oaks last week, headlines the first of two $10,000 Helen Smith eliminations for New Jersey-sired 3-year-old trotting fillies on Friday afternoon at Freehold Raceway.   The top four from each six-filly elimination, carded as races two and three, will advance to the $90,000 estimated Helen Smith Final on Aug. 17.   Resortful, by Dream Vacati...
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Stolen Identity finds winner\'s circle

on 08/10/2007 2:00 AM
Stolen Identity, a maiden mired eight lengths behind the leader on a \"sloppy\" track, suddenly put it all together and rallied for a surprising victory in a division of the $71,044 Arden Downs trot for freshman colts Thursday night at The Meadows.   The stake, known as the Henry Oliver, was contested over four divisions, with Gambler\'s Vacation, In Focus and Dauntless De Vie capturing the...
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Hall Of Fame to record, digitize Roosevelt memorabilia

on 08/10/2007 2:00 AM
Historic Roosevelt Raceway, Long Island’s landmark entertainment venue, is the focus of a new two-year project announced today by the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame. With the aid of a 2007-\'08 $15,000 Museum Collection & Research Grant from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), the museum will begin to record and digitize the more than 8,000 photographs, videos, programs...
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Entry box overflowing at The Red Mile

on 08/10/2007 2:00 AM
With 379 horses dropped into the entry box for Sunday and Monday at The Red Mile, the Lexington racetrack will have 16 races on Sunday and 18 the following night, with both programs highlighted by Kentucky Sire Stakes contests.   On Sunday, there will be three divisions each for 2-year-old colt pacers and 2-year-old filly pacers. The 2-year-old colt trotters have been divided into a pa...
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Judge rules in favor of Indiana commission

on 08/10/2007 2:00 AM
Judge John D. Tinder, of the United States District Court in Indianapolis, has ruled in favor of the Indiana Horse Racing Commission in a lawsuit filed by Noel Daley and Adam Victor and Son Stable LLC. Mr. Daley’s application for a trainer’s license was refused by the Commission’s Executive Director, Joe Gorajec, on Aug. 18, 2006. In a decision dated Aug. 7, 2007, the Court dismissed all ...
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Lavec Dream to defend Miss Versatility title

on 08/10/2007 2:00 AM
Reigning Miss Versatility champion Lavec Dream will defend her crown in this year\'s series as she drew into the first of two divisions at Vernon Downs Saturday night.   Lavec Dream, a 6-year-old Enjoy Lavec mare, has made over $220,000 in her last five starts and established a new lifetime mark of 1:52.3 at Mohawk in the final of the Armbro Flight Stake. Rounding out the first divisi...
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Mystical Account equals world record at Springfield

on 08/10/2007 2:00 AM
Mystical Account equaled the world record of 1:55.3 for 2-year-old trotting geldings over a mile track with his victory in the Illinois State Fair Colt Stakes eliminations at Springfield Firday.   Brandon Simpson was in the bike as the son of Armbro Tropicana sat a pocket trip behind Halls Of Gold to the head of the stretch and then brushed into the lead, scoring his fifth victory of the y...
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Penn National buys Rosecroft Raceway

on 08/10/2007 2:00 AM
Penn National Gaming announced Friday that it has entered into a binding letter of intent to purchase Rosecroft Raceway in Fort Washington, Md., from Cloverleaf Enterprises, Inc. (CEI), following a formal vote by CEI\'s stockholder, Cloverleaf Standardbred Owners Association, to approve the transaction. Penn National currently owns harness tracks Raceway Park and Bangor Raceway and ...
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Magna abandons Michigan racetrack plans

on 08/10/2007 2:00 AM
Michigan Racing Commissioner Christine White announced in a press release today that Magna Entertainment has abandoned its plans to build a mult-breed racetrack in Romulus in suburban Detroit near Metropolitan Airport.   According to the release, \"Magna Entertainment notified the Office of Racing Commissioner (ORC) late (Thursday) afternoon that they will relinquish their horse track ...
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Connections getting ready for Saturday\'s Adios

on 08/10/2007 2:00 AM
Trainer and co-owner George Teague Jr., readily admits he’s having a ball with Southwind Lynx, the 2-1 morning line choice in the first of two Coors Delvin Miller Adios Pace eliminations Saturday at The Meadows.   Southwind Lynx, a $42,000 purchase at the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale, has already captured two $1 million stakes this year--the Art Rooney at Yonkers and the Meadowlands P...
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Tioga ready for NY State Fair races

on 08/09/2007 2:00 AM
Tioga Downs will disburse more than $1 million in purses during the two-weekend New York State Fair meet that begins this Saturday. New York-bred 2- and 3-year-old trotters and pacers will compete for more than $800,000 in State Fair purses over the five days and the $225,000 Dr. Harry M. Zweig Memorial Trot will host some of the top 3 year olds in the country.   The meet will be held Satu...
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Broadway Hall colt trots to 1:56.3 victory

on 08/09/2007 2:00 AM
Production, a strapping son of first-crop stallion Broadway Hall, shattered The Meadows\' track record for freshman trotting colts Wednesday night, despite racing wide while on the lead. His time of 1:56.3 eclipsed the old mark of 1:58 held jointly by Uncle Vernon and Mr. Pine Chip.   Production\'s record mile came in the $12,500 Fritz Beinhauer Memorial for 2-year-old trotting colts,&...
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Paquet wins four at the Rock

on 08/09/2007 2:00 AM
Fern Paquet Jr. posed for a quartet of winner\'s circle pictures at Rockingham Park on Wednesday after he drove horses to victory in four of the 10 races on the afternoon card.   Paquet not only scored, but he did so with the longest shots on the board in two of the first three races. Putnam Ourtown paid $55.60 to start off the early daily double and Sandra Hotspur returned $72.20 for a $2 ...
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Donato Hanover likely headed to Yonkers Trot

on 08/09/2007 2:00 AM
David Scharf told harnessracing.com Thursday morning that he expects Hambletonian winner Donato Hanover to be entered in the upcoming Yonkers Trot at Yonkers Raceway. “If the draw was today, he’d be in,” said Scharf of the second jewel of trotting’s Triple Crown which has eliminations scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 18 and a $1 million (est.) final Saturday, Aug. 25.   Scharf said he e...
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Harrah\'s Chester\'s Colonial Trot draws 21

on 08/09/2007 2:00 AM
Twenty-one 3-year-old colt trotters have been entered for the Colonial Trot at Harrah’s Chester on Sunday afternoon, divided into three $75,000 divisions. Among the entries is Primary As, Manfinity, Hitchiker, Bayside Volo, Don’t Blink Twice and Monkey Bones.   The competition figures to be as hot as this week\'s weather. The powerful trotting stable of Trond Smedshammer has entere...
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Epangeline, Satin Pillows trot in 1:59.1

on 08/08/2007 2:00 AM
Tuesday night featured seven divisions of the New York Sire Stakes for 2-year-old filly trotters at Saratoga Gaming and Raceway, with Epangeline and Satin Pillows earning speed-badge honors with track-record efforts. The girls lined up behind the gate in the first NYSS division, and it was a three-way battle for the lead. But Fresco’s Winner retook before the half and soon found ...
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Badlands Nitro sizzles in 1:54.2

on 08/08/2007 2:00 AM
Three divisions of the Maryland Standardbred Race Fund for freshman and sophomore trotters and pacers were held at Rosecroft Raceway on Tuesday evening, highlighted by Badlands Nitro\'s 12-length romp in 1:54.2.   Badlands Nitro sizzled in the $28,300 division of the Race Fund for 2-year-old colt and gelding pacers. The son of Badlands Hanover, co-owned by John Celii and Teague Inc., took t...
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Hoosier Park announces casino plans

on 08/08/2007 2:00 AM
Hoosier Park president Rick Moore unveiled plans Tuesday for a 92,696-square-foot casino at the racetrack in Anderson, Ind., with the new area located north of the existing clubhouse and grandstand. The two structures will be joined by a connector. According to published reports, Hoosier Park has now scrapped plans to at first build a temporary structure. Track officials are hoping to receive app...
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Indiana Downs cancels Wednesday due to heat

on 08/08/2007 2:00 AM
Indiana Downs has announced that because of the extreme heat Wednesday night\'s race card has been canceled. According to weather.com, the expected temperature at the track\'s 4:55 p.m. post time on Wednesday is 92, with a heat index of 102.
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