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Tritton ready for Hoosier return with "Legend"

on 08/08/2018 2:00 AM
Long before New Zealand-bred Lazarus arrived in the U.S. and was pointed toward Hoosier Park Racing & Casino for his North American debut, another Down Under import found his way to the central Indiana harness racing oval to start his stateside career.   Peter Tritton.   Tritton, a native of Australia, began his U.S. training career at Hoosier Park in May 2002. He rem...
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Racing veteran Billy Faucher dies at 80

on 08/08/2018 2:00 AM
William Henry "Bill" Faucher, 80, of Hinsdale, N.H., died Aug. 6, at the Jack Byrne Center for Palliative Care & Hospice at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon following an extended illness. He was born in Webster, Mass., on Feb. 13, 1938, the son of Roland and Cecile (Jacob) Faucher. He was raised in the Webster area and attended Notre Dame Parochial School i...
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Hannelore vs. Ariana G in Sunday's Joie de Vie

on 08/08/2018 2:00 AM
Tioga Downs will host one of the biggest cards of their 2018 season this Sunday, Aug. 12, and those races were drawn Wednesday.   The headliner will be the $141,000 Joie de Vie mare trot (rRce 8) where the long anticipated match-up between 2017 Horse of the Year Hannelore Hanover and 2017 sophomore filly title holder Ariana G will finally come to pass. Hannelore has drawn the rail w...
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Parked every step, Final Answer wins PA Stallion

on 08/08/2018 2:00 AM
  Parked every step, Final Answer still found more in the stretch and collected a maiden-breaking victory in Wednesday's $100,000 Pennsylvania Stallion Series stake at The Meadows.   The event for freshman colt and gelding trotters was contested over five divisions, with Kate's Massive, Forecast, Natl Guard Hanover and Cantab Ed also taking splits. Mike Wilder enjoyed a stak...
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Thunder, Cavill Hanover take NYSS divisions

on 08/08/2018 2:00 AM
Thrilling stretch drives with close finishes were the order of the day at Batavia Downs on Wednesday when the 2-year-old trotting colts and geldings visited the Genesee County oval to compete in the New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) for the $109,000 in available purses.   Thunder (Conway Hall-Cr Oh Suzanna) won the first $54,500 division with a big brush from behind.   JNR Expr...
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Track records fall in Ohio SS at Northfield

on 08/07/2018 2:00 AM
Two new track records were established Monday night in Ohio Sires Stakes divisions for 2-year-old trotting colts and fillies at Northfield Park.   Wittyville and driver Chris Page trotted confidently to score a new track record clocking of 1:56.2 for 2-year-old colts in the fourth $40,000 OSS division, eclipsing the previous mark of 1:56.3 set by Buckeye Boss and driver Aaron M...
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Round 2 of Dream Maker Series in the books

on 08/07/2018 2:00 AM
Blank Canvas and Captain Nash found the winner's circle in Monday evening's second leg of the Dream Maker Series for 2-year-old pacers.   A total of 12 rookies were split into a pair of $14,000 divisions. Round one winners Captain Ahab and Best In Show opted to skip the second leg, which opened the door for two rookies to grab a victory and enter next week's final with confidence.  ...
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David Miller three-peats in PA Stallion splits

on 08/07/2018 2:00 AM
Six divisions of 2-year-old pacing fillies went to the post in the second leg of their Pennsylvania Stallion Series competition Monday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, with some of the winners showing talent that may stand them in good stead should they choose to upgrade to the Sires Stakes level.   David Miller guided the last three winners in the Stallion Series competition, in...
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Arrangements announced for Ed Mullinax

on 08/07/2018 2:00 AM
Charles "Ed" Mullinax, 85, of Amherst, Ohio, died Saturday, Aug. 4, in Port Orange, Fla., and enjoyed his final days surrounded by the family he loved.   Mr. Mullinax was born of humble beginnings in Ellijay, Ga., on April 4, 1933 to William and Clarissa (McAlpine) Mullinax. He always bragged about his Georgia roots, although he spent most of his life in Ohio. He graduated from...
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MDSS for 2YOS underway at Ocean Downs

on 08/07/2018 2:00 AM
On a humid Monday evening, in front of a large crowd, Ocean Downs held the first legs of the Maryland Sires Stakes preliminaries for both 2-year-old colt pacers and trotting fillies.   The spectators were invited into the infield throughout the evening to observe the first ever Pig and Weiner Dog races as they enjoyed a competitive card of harness racing.   In the first divisi...
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Batavia cancels Sunday, Aug. 12 race card

on 08/07/2018 2:00 AM
Track officials at Batavia Downs Gaming and Hotel have announced that racing for Sunday, Aug. 12, has been cancelled, pending New York Gaming Commission approval. Simulcast wagering and the gaming floor will be open regular hours.   "We have only been able to card 32.5 races per week since we opened," director/GM of live racing Todd Haight said. "And with no New York Sires Stakes sch...
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Lather Up 2-1 favorite in Saturday's Milstein

on 08/07/2018 2:00 AM
This year's $400,000 Carl Milstein Memorial for 3-year-old open pacers on Saturday night at Northfield Park has attracted a strong field of eight, including four recent champions of major stakes.   North America Cup champ Lather Up has drawn post 2 and installed as the 2-1 morning-line favorite for the Milstein Memorial. Driven by Montrell Teague for trainer Clyde Francis ...
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Antonia upsets unbeaten Sonnet Grace in PASS

on 08/07/2018 2:00 AM
Trailing previously unbeaten Sonnet Grace by a length turning for home, Antonia found another gear and upset the 2-5 favorite in Tuesday’s $185,836 Pennsylvania Sires Stake at The Meadows. The event for freshman filly trotters, known as the Delmonica Hanover, was contested over four divisions, with Ma Was Right, Magical Beliefs and Nomo Volo taking the other splits. It was a big day for D...
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Watts Was I Drinkn toasts Plainridge win

on 08/07/2018 2:00 AM
There is nothing more gratifying in sport than going from worst to first. And that is exactly what Watts Was I Drinkn did in the $16,000 winners over for fillies and mares at Plainridge Park on Tuesday afternoon.  Trainer Eric Beach had two starters in the feature and they got away at different ends of the spectrum. Show Runner (Steve Nason) got out of the gate and went right to the fr...
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Big efforts in PASS 2CP divisions Sunday

on 08/06/2018 2:00 AM
The cream of the state-sired 2-year-old pacing crop contested three divisions of the second preliminary of their division's Pennsylvania Sires Stakes Sunday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono.   In the first division Stonebridge Soul went to the top, but she was passed first by Treacherous Reign near the :27.4 quarter, then by Sylph Hannover, who went a big second quarter to grab th...
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Mostinterestingman wins Open on Trot Sunday

on 08/06/2018 2:00 AM
Favored Mostinterestingman (Jordan Stratton, $4.40) was the third and last leader Sunday afternoon , winning Yonkers Raceway's featured $54,800 Open Handicap Trot.   The weekly trotting feature went as the early-PM opener, the first of a 10-race, all-trot card. Nine of ‘em were at the overflow field, mile-and-a-quarter ‘French' theme.   Away alertly from post position ...
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Lather Up, Springsteen, "Jimmy" to meet in Milstein

on 08/06/2018 2:00 AM
A field of eight of the sport's best 3-year-old colts and geldings have RSVP'd "Yes" to compete in harness racing's richest Invitational for pacers, the $400,000 Carl Milstein Memorial at Northfield Park this Saturday night, Aug. 11.   Northfield's executive vice president of racing and simulcasting, Dave Bianconi, has received commitments from the connections of a diverse and accomplishe...
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Ron Burke: The first $200 million trainer

on 08/06/2018 2:00 AM
Ron Burke, who is on his way to leading all harness racing trainers in both wins and purses for the 10th consecutive year, added to his list of record-setting accomplishments Saturday, Aug. 4, when he surpassed $200 million in career purses.   Burke became the first trainer and fourth person to reach $200 million when Filibuster Hanover finished third in Saturday's Sam McKee Memoria...
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Kentucky Fair racing wraps up at Red Mile

on 08/06/2018 2:00 AM
Kentucky Fair racing came to a season finale last Saturday at the Red Mile with trainer Henry Lunsford and Tom "T" Tetrick taking home two wins from the eight-race event.   Their first win came in the 3-year-old colt and gelding trot as Double Account scored a one-length victory over Sir Lord Hall, stopping the clock in 1:56. The Break the Bank K gelding made four previous star...
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Martha Riegle dies at age 89

on 08/06/2018 2:00 AM
Martha Lee Riegle, 89, of Greenville, Ohio, died Friday, Aug. 3, at the Brethren Retirement Community.   She was born April 17, 1929, in Greenville, the daughter of the late Lewis and Goldie (Hines) Arnett. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Grant E. "Gene" Riegle; daughter, Linda S. Zumbrum; son-in-law, Richard W. Huff; sister and brother-in-...
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