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Trixton filly Check Out Trixie sets Goshen mark

on 06/29/2018 2:00 AM
Check Out Trixie attracted plenty of attention Friday (June 29) at Historic Track, winning the $8,475 Landmark Stakes for 2-year-old female trotters in a track-record 1:58.4 on the opening afternoon of the half-mile oval’s four-day Grand Circuit meet. The clocking shattered the previous mark of 2:01.3 for a 2-year-old female trotter, which was set by Daytona Blue Chip in 2012. Check Out Trixi...
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BZ Glide equals Buffalo's all-time trot record

on 06/29/2018 2:00 AM
BZ Glide ($4.00) tied the all-time trotting record in Buffalo Raceway's $11,500 Open Trot on Friday night (June 29) and broke the older gelding mark as well with a brilliant gate-to-wire 1:56.1 mile. It was also a lifetime mark for the 9-year-old gelded BZ Glide whose previous career best was 1:56.3. The all-time standard equaled by BZ Glide was set earlier by Gural Hanover and Chelseas Chance,...
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Indiana commission approves sale of HoP

on 06/28/2018 2:00 AM
The Indiana Horse Racing Commission (IHRC) met on Wednesday, June 27, for a hearing to approve the transfer of ownership of the assets of Centaur Gaming to Caesars Entertainment. The commission approved the petition of the transfer of ownership of Hoosier Park Racing and Casino, Indiana Grand Racing & Casino and all Winner's Circle Off-Track Betting facilities from Centaur Gaming to Caesars...
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Mike & Mike live from HOF dinner Sunday

on 06/28/2018 2:00 AM
Post Time with Mike and Mike, presented by BetAmerica in conjunction with the United States Trotting Association, will broadcast a special edition of the show on Sunday night from the Harness Racing Museum and Hall of Fame in Goshen, N.Y. The Hall of Fame dinner on Sunday from 7–10 p.m. will be broadcast live via the Post Time website, http://www.posttimewithmikeandmike.com/. In add...
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Megan Scran posts 1st training victory

on 06/28/2018 2:00 AM
Megan Scran posted her first-ever training victory in just her 16th career start on Tuesday afternoon at Monticello Raceway, with Foolish Virgin giving the 25 year old her milestone score. With Scran's boyfriend, Scott Zeron, in the sulky, the 5-year-old pacing mare Foolish Virgin led wire to wire to win in 1:56.3 as the 2-5 betting favorite in the $5,000 conditioned pace. Scran, whose firs...
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NJSS 2YOs get underway Friday at Big M

on 06/28/2018 2:00 AM
The Meadowlands will present a glimpse into the future on Friday night with the first leg of the 2018 New Jersey Sires Stakes (NJSS) for 2-year-old trotters and pacers.   While the Jersey-bred pacers are still few in number, the colts are off the card at 6:15 with a field of three and the fillies a single division of six in the second race each for a purse of $15,000.   The trotter...
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Midnight Express among Landmark hopefuls

on 06/28/2018 2:00 AM
Olle Leven is no stranger to success in the U.S. and the Monaco resident hopes to add to his accomplishments with his Swedish-born homebred trotter Midnight Express.   Midnight Express, a son of 2014 Prix d'Amerique winner Maharajah out of Leven's mare Truly Devoted, is among the horses competing Friday at Historic Track in Goshen, N.Y., on Landmark Stakes Day, which kicks off the four-da...
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More revelations about PA procedures

on 06/28/2018 2:00 AM
Last week the Paulick Report, a Thoroughbred-oriented website, reported in a story written by former Indiana Horse Racing Commission executive director Joe Gorajec that a positive test for a Class 1 drug, found in a horse that earned money in the $252,000 Pennsylvania Sires Stakes championship for 2-year-old colt trotters on Sept. 11, 2016, resulted in no action taken. Other previous positives...
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All Bets Off leads Burke's Franklin trio

on 06/28/2018 2:00 AM
After suffering through early-season issues, All Bets Off appears to be back on his game. The 7-year-old stallion, who is within striking range of $3 million in career purses, leads three horses from the stable of trainer Ron Burke into Saturday's $500,000 Ben Franklin Pace for older male pacers at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. All Bets Off is the 3-1 second choice on the morning line behind ...
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Sun Stakes Saturday in new Weekend Preview!

on 06/28/2018 2:00 AM
Can Manchego remain undefeated and beat the boys in Saturday's Beal Memorial at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono? Driver Yannick Gingras reveals his thoughts about the perfect filly to Gordon Waterstone in the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview. The Beal is one of four major stakes being contested on Sun Stakes Saturday at Pocono, and Gingras also talks about his other drives, including ...
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Gramster takes Saratoga trotting feature

on 06/28/2018 2:00 AM
Gramster (Yankee Glide) won the $9,000 feature for trotters on Thursday afternoon at Saratoga Casino Hotel.   Trained by Jordan Derue, Gramster took a lifetime mark two starts back when he swooped the group from post eight to upset at odds of 34-1. Following that career-best 1:57 romp, Gramster threw in a clunker the following week while on the front end.   ...
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Andy Miller wins 9,000th career race

on 06/28/2018 2:00 AM
Veteran driver Andy Miller recorded the 9,000th victory of his successful career on Thursday afternoon at Harrah’s Philadelphia when he came home first with American Filly in 1:52.1 for trainer Joe Pavia Jr. The 49-year-old Miller was the top driver on the Chicago circuit for several years before coming east and finding even more success, branching out to Grand Circuit horses, especi...
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Joe Lee drives Soul Train to victory

on 06/28/2018 2:00 AM
Amateur driver Joe Lee proved that when a horse is the best in a race to send him to the lead, and if he gets beat on the front end, then he wasn't the best when he started. But Lee's calculations were precise with Soul Train in the sixth race at Monticello Raceway on Thursday afternoon. When he drove Soul Train in the third leg of the North American Amateur Drivers Association (NAADA) trot...
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Tioga to host Tompkins-Geers on Friday

on 06/27/2018 2:00 AM
Tioga Downs will welcome six Tompkins-Geers Stakes races on Friday. There will be three divisions for 3-year-old pacing colts and geldings as well as three divisions for 3-year-old pacing fillies.   In the first division ($24,900) for pacing colts and geldings, the morning line favorite at 5-2 is Shadow Cat (Corey Callahan). Trained by John Butenscoen for owners William Wiswell, Jea...
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Ontario Gold winner honors cancer fundraiser

on 06/27/2018 2:00 AM
When Run Director trotted across the finish line at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Tuesday evening, the 3-year-old colt did more than just collect an Ontario Sires Stakes blanket and a share of the $97,200 Gold division purse. "I named him after this lady, Mary Ann Edwards, she is our run director. We have a run for cancer and we've made $8.5 million in the last 13 years — we made $1.05 million ...
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Tempster Hanover pays $203.40 to win

on 06/27/2018 2:00 AM
Little did we know that the Jim Taggart Jr. Show was just beginning. Taggart, a 48-year-old who has won over 4,500 races, added a note of the dramatic in the twelfth race, as his nearly 8-1 shot Angel's Pride could not be separated from Skinny Dipper (Eric Carlson) for the win at the end of a 1:52.1 mile. And then in the finale, Taggart, among the Top Ten drivers at both The Downs and Monti...
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Melodie's Major's 1:55.3 fastest in NYSS 2CP

on 06/27/2018 2:00 AM
New York Sire Stakes continued downstate Tuesday night (June 26), with Yonkers Raceway hosting the $158,000 Jim Meagher Pace for 2-year-old colts and geldings. Three consecutive divisions—worth $53,000, $52,000 and $53,000, respectively—comprised the event, which again honored the memory of the Raceway's long-time corporate controller. Tuesday was the first sire stakes event for the fro...
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Grant is "hungry" for Hempt Mem. victory

on 06/27/2018 2:00 AM
Owner Brad Grant hopes the best is yet to come from O'Brien Award-winner Stay Hungry, who will be among eight horses trying to hand Lather Up his first loss of the year in Saturday's $500,000 Max C. Hempt Memorial for 3-year-old male pacers at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono.   Stay Hungry, trained by Tony Alagna, finished a troubled-trip third last week in his Hempt elimination, be...
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Kimelman steps down as NY Ag Fund trustee

on 06/27/2018 2:00 AM
The following is a statement from Agriculture and New York State Horse Breeding Development Fund trustee Mike Kimelman.   "As of today, I will be stepping down as a Trustee of the Agriculture and New York State Horse Breeding Development Fund. It has been a privilege to help guide such a prestigious program as the New York Sire Stakes, however, I feel that I no longer have the amoun...
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