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Another generation on horizon for Pinske Stable

on 04/17/2018 2:00 AM
Carter Pinske will graduate from college next month and he is looking forward to the work ahead. That means lending a hand at the family's custom cabinetry and millwork business, which dates back to the 19th century, as well as taking an increased role in what by comparison is a more recent pursuit -- harness racing. The Pinskes have been involved in harness racing since the mid-1950s when Carte...
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IndyCar drivers trading cars for sulkies at HoP

on 04/17/2018 2:00 AM
Hoosier Park Racing & Casino is set to host Celebs in the Sulky, the first-ever IndyCar Driver celebrity race for charity, on Friday, April 27 at 6 p.m. Just off the race circuit and taking the reins in the sulky, world-famous Verizon IndyCar Series drivers Alexander Rossi, James Hinchcliffe, Robert Wickens, and Zach Veach will pair with Hoosier Park’s leading harness drivers Trace Tetrick, ...
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Hambo winner Perfect Spirit wins in Sweden

on 04/17/2018 2:00 AM
The Hambletonian winner Perfect Spirit made his first start today in Sweden at Solvalla Racetrack for his new trainer, Daniel Redén, in a race over 1,660 meters (a little more than one mile), with a standing start. He was impressive as he won in a mile-rate time of 1:55.4 despite starting with a 20-meter handicap. Örjan Kihlström was sitting in fourth inside, but took the...
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Northville Downs to relocate after being sold

on 04/17/2018 2:00 AM
Northville Downs operations director Mike Carlo told The Horseman Tuesday afternoon that the track has been sold to a developer who will build homes, apartments and townhomes on the 48-acre property. Carlo said plans are to relocate the track and that racing will continue at Northville Downs through 2020 while they determine a final location.   Here is the press release: Northv...
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ARCI spotlight on Kentucky's Marc Guilfoil

on 04/17/2018 2:00 AM
Marc Guilfoil's love affair with horses started well before he hocked his high school senior ring to have money to go to Keeneland one afternoon while attending the University of Kentucky. He correctly figured he'd miss being at the track more than he'd miss the ring.   "I was thinking about that today when I was driving somewhere and passed the pawn shop," Guilfoil said with a laug...
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Leading owner Gene Kurzrok dies at 81

on 04/17/2018 2:00 AM
Eugene Kurzrok, 81, managing partner of Our Horse Cents Stable and Stable 45, and an owner of several champions including Mission Brief, Southwind Frank, What The Hill, Obrigado and Golden Receiver, died April 16, 2018, after a brief illness. Mr. Kurzrok purchased his first horse in the mid-1970s after spending time at Roosevelt Raceway. He started with claimers and worked hi...
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Show Runner takes Meadows feature

on 04/17/2018 2:00 AM
Show Runner turned back the extended challenge of Miss Read en route to victory in Tuesday’s (April 17) feature at The Meadows, an $11,500 Filly & Mare Conditioned Pace. Show Runner quarter-poled to the front for Jim Pantaleano, who gave her a :30.1 second-panel breather. But she could not put away the first-over Miss Read, finally defeating her by a half-length in 1:55.2 over a "good...
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Pass The Vape scores in $40,000 Hackett

on 04/17/2018 2:00 AM
Pass The Vape passed his first major test of his sophomore season on Tuesday afternoon (April 17), capturing the $40,000 championship leg of the first-ever James K. Hackett Memorial for Ohio-sired 3-year-old colt trotters. Started in 1971 at Lebanon Raceway, the Hackett Memorials have featured the Buckeye state’s best juvenile pacers for 4-1/2 decades, but the trotters weren’t added until 2018...
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Fashion Showdown upsets at Harrington

on 04/17/2018 2:00 AM
Chris White's Fashion Showdown ($19, Tony Morgan) was an upset winner in the $17,500 Mare Open Tuesday at Harrington Raceway. Last week's winner,Empress Deo, who went off at 2-to-1 odds, set the fractions from post seven of 28,56.4 and 1:25.4, but was collared late as Fashion Showdown found room down the passing lane for her third win of the season. Fashion Showdown sat in the pocket throughou...
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Vernon set to open 2018 season on Friday

on 04/17/2018 2:00 AM
Vernon Downs is set to begin its 65th year of racing on Friday (April 20) with a new post time of 6:10 pm. Opening night will feature a t-shirt and schedule magnet giveaway. Also the popular "That’s My Driver" promotion. Five entries will be randomly selected following Race 2. All will have a chance to win up to $140.At the conclusion of the evening’s racing there will be a large f...
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Archibald takes 1:55.1 mark in Weiss action

on 04/16/2018 2:00 AM
Archibald has stamped himself as the trotter to beat in the Bobby Weiss Series section for diamond-gaited males, taking a new mark of 1:55.1 in his $15,000 third preliminary round action Sunday at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono.   The 4-year-old altered son of Archangel has had to go first-over in all three of his Weiss starts – the first week he made a break while challenging, while d...
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Last call for HHYF scholarship applications

on 04/16/2018 2:00 AM
The deadline for HHYF scholarship applications is approaching fast--completed applications are due at the HHYF office by April 30, but early submission is encouraged. Log on towww.hhyf.org/hhyf-scholarships to access the applications and each scholarship's eligibility requirements and general information. The scholarships, for students who are at least high school seniors, are awarded based on G...
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Breeders Crown set for Woodbine Mohawk in '19

on 04/16/2018 2:00 AM
The $6 million Breeders Crown, harness racing’s richest and most prestigious year-end divisional championship series, is set to return in October 2019 to the newly renovated Woodbine Mohawk Park. "Woodbine has hosted many Breeders Crown events, however, we are thrilled to welcome the championship series back 35 years later to the new Woodbine Mohawk Park," said Jessica Buckley, President, Wo...
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Red Storm takes Hackett 3FT final

on 04/16/2018 2:00 AM
Red Storm, dispatched as the betting favorite based on an impressive elimination win last week and an inside post draw, prevailed in the first-ever $40,000 James K. Hackett Memorial championship for Ohio-sired 3-year-old trotting fillies held at Miami Valley Raceway on Monday.  Although the Hackett Memorial is one of the longest continuous events in Ohio harness racing, pre-dating even...
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Eric Carlson drives 3,000th career winner

on 04/16/2018 2:00 AM
Eric Carlson wasted no time in recording his 3,000th career victory Monday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, taking the first race of the night with Call Me Richard for the milestone victory. Call Me Richard pressed forward to control the pace over Monday’s sloppy racetrack at Pocono, and he opened up a large lead towards the three-quarter pole. In the stretch Holy Halibut, second...
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Posts drawn for Levy, Matchmaker finals

on 04/16/2018 2:00 AM
Post positions have been drawn for North America’s two richest races of the season to date, Yonkers Raceway’s $532,000 final of the George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series and $373,000 final of the Blue Chip Matchmaker. The finales, set for Saturday night, wrap up their respective six-week sojourns and highlight a 12-race card worth just over $1.3 million. First post is the usual 6:50 p.m...
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Major Uptrend best in Harrington open

on 04/16/2018 2:00 AM
Major Uptrend ($2.60, Tony Morgan) was a dominant 1:53 winner Monday at Harrington Raceway in the $16,000 Open Pace. Heavily supported by the betting public, the 7-year-old Somebeachsomewhere gelding left from post position six and immediately made the front and never relented in a confident win over Dialamara and Sawbuck Hanover.  Owned by Crissman Inc., and Niss Allen In...
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Night Pro captures Craig Colton Memorial

on 04/15/2018 2:00 AM
Miami Valley Raceway presented the $24,000 annual Craig Colston Memorial Open Pace on Saturday (April 14) honoring the memory of one of old Lebanon Raceway’s staunchest supporters. When the winner, Night Pro, returned to the winner’s circle he was surrounded by about 40 of Colston’s family and friends. Owner/trainer/driver Dale Decker reverted to "catch me if you can" tactics for this...
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Apple Bottom Jeans wins Burning Point leg

on 04/15/2018 2:00 AM
Apple Bottom Jeans stamped herself as the favorite for next week’s $54,500 Burning Point Series final with a monstrous win in the first division of the second and final leg of the event for pacing mares Saturday night (April 14) at the Meadowlands. Sent to the gate as the 2-5 favorite, Apple Bottom Jeans sat a four-hole past the quarter as 2-1 second choice Bettorhaveanother was on the point....
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Heavenly Sound rallies for another Weiss leg win

on 04/15/2018 2:00 AM
Heavenly Sound and I Soar Him First kept their records in the Bobby Weiss Series for pacing males perfect after two starts, each winning one of the $15,000 three divisions of the second preliminary leg of their Weiss competition Saturday (April 14) at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. Heavenly Sound was the fastest of Saturday’s three winners, ripping off a 1:50.4 clocking that equale...
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