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Canadian Horse Racing Hall announces candidates

on 03/26/2018 2:00 AM
The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame is pleased to announce its 2018 ballot. A total of 30 horses and people comprised of 15 Thoroughbred and 15 Standardbred candidates, have been selected to appear on the voting ballot. A 20-person Election Committee for each breed will determine the winners in their respective categories. Results will be announced Tuesday, April 10. The five categories...
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Ohio owner-breeder Keith Ross dies at 81

on 03/26/2018 2:00 AM
Keith "Red" Ross, Sr., 81, of Bellefontaine, Ohio, passed away Thursday, March 22, at his home. He was born in Wayne County, West Virginia, on Oct. 28, 1936. Keith married Donna Lee Cribley, and they owere together for 47 years before she passed away on Jan. 10, 2009. He was also preceded in death by his mother Leota Ross Akers, his grandmother who raised him - Sadie Ross, brother Donald Glenn...
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Classicality scores in Meadows Preferred

on 03/26/2018 2:00 AM
Classicality celebrated his return to The Meadows with an easy victory—his fourth straight at his home track — in Monday’s $18,000 Preferred Handicap Trot. Classicality turned in subpar efforts in his last two starts at Northfield Park, finishing fifth and seventh with a break. Back in familiar surroundings, he zipped to the lead for Brian Zendt and never had an anxious moment, defeating ...
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Tetrick notches 5-bagger at Dover Downs

on 03/26/2018 2:00 AM
Tim Tetrick drove five winners while Very Dark won the featured trot and Ballinrobe the top pace on Monday at Dover Downs.  Tetrick started his five-win day by taking both ends of the daily double. Driver Tony Morgan and trainers Josh Green and Brian Malone had two wins each. Ross Wolfenden was in the bike to steer Frank Chick’s Very Dark to his second win in a row to win the $12,000 co...
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Dr. J Hanover, Rockin Ron repeat in Levy leg

on 03/25/2018 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway Saturday night offered the second round of the George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series. A quartet of $50,000 events again brought together many of the marquee Free-For-Allers. The result was three, down-the-road winners, including two series repeaters. The encore performers were faves Dr. J Hanover (Brett Miller. $4.10) and Rockin’ Ron (Yannick Gingras, $2.30) in...
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Bettor’s Edge edges Western Joe at Meadowlands

on 03/25/2018 2:00 AM
The action at the Meadowlands Saturday night was not only fast and furious on the track, but at the betting windows as well. The industry’s handle leader had a huge night, as total wagering went past the magic $3 million mark for the second time this year. Total play was $3,086,703 on the 12-race program with an average of $257,225 per race, a number surpassed only once earlier on March 3, w...
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Dan Noble wins 5,000th career race

on 03/25/2018 2:00 AM
Driver Dan Noble wasted no time on Sunday afternoon at Miami Valley Raceway, accomplishing his mission for the day and registering his 5,000th career victory in the matinee’s opening race.  The 35-year-old reinsman, on the heels of a driving triple on Saturday night, urged Storyboard to the front of the field of $5,000 claiming mares in Sunday’s lidlifter. Once crossing over to the lea...
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Harrah’s Philadelphia revises race schedule

on 03/24/2018 2:00 AM
Harrah's Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack has revised its 2018 live racing schedule, with the season now slated to begin on Friday, April 13.  The opening night card carries a first post of 6:30 p.m. The standard race week will follow a Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday schedule. During the spring/summer season weekdays will carry a 12:25 p.m. first post and Sundays will...
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Evenin Of Pleasure ready for Levy leg two

on 03/24/2018 2:00 AM
After finishing second to Rockin Ron in leg one of the George Morton Levy Pacing Series in his seasonal debut March 17, trainer Jenn Bongiorno is expecting Evenin Of Pleasure to be even sharper in week two of the series. The 8-year-old will start from post three in the eighth race Saturday, in the second of four divisions of the Levy series on the 12-race program.  "Last week, I was so ple...
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Western Joe looks to continue Big M domination

on 03/24/2018 2:00 AM
Saturday night racing at the Meadowlands will see top pacer Western Joe go after his sixth win of the season in the seventh race $20,000 Preferred Handicap. The son of Western Ideal has flourished since turning four and frankly speaking has dominated the top class here all winter, the latest a front-end masterpiece in 1:50.4. He'll begin from the assigned outside post seven for the mee...
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Dapper Dude back in Meadows’ winner’s circle

on 03/24/2018 2:00 AM
Dapper Dude snapped an uncharacteristic four-race losing streak Saturday at The Meadows with a determined front-end victory in the $20,000 Preferred Pace. Dapper Dude took the point from post six in a demanding :26.3, and it looked like he might be vulnerable late. But he showed that millionaire grit for Aaron Merriman, foiling the first-over challenge of Rock The Nite and scoring in 1:52.1...
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My Hero Ron rallies inside for MVR victory

on 03/24/2018 2:00 AM
My Hero Ron (Tyler Smith) ran his record to three wins and three seconds in six tries since the calendar turned to 2018 by winning the $24,000 Open I Pace at Miami Valley Raceway on Saturday night. While the 6-year-old Well Said gelding sports lifetime earnings of $667,663, the most impressive number may be that he has banked $51,900 already this year--despite a forced six-week quarantine that s...
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Home ‘N Dry, Good Living win at Pocono

on 03/24/2018 2:00 AM
The temperature at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono on Saturday was not very warm, but the battles for early and late supremacy in the co-featured $17,500 races were at a fever pitch, with pacesetters Home 'N Dry and Good Living overcoming both the high price they paid for the top and good foes coming back at them in the lane. They were four deep to the eighth pole in the trotting headliner,...
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Carolina Beach captures Saratoga feature

on 03/24/2018 2:00 AM
Carolina Beach (Somebeachsomewhere) made his debut in the Open Pace a winning one on Saturday night at Saratoga Casino Hotel.  The Melissa Beckwith trainee was lightly raced in his first couple of seasons but showed his propensity for winning last season when he prevailed in four of eight starts.  After going two-for-four, including a career-best 1:53 win from post eight earlie...
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Super Imposed N wins Dover feature

on 03/23/2018 2:00 AM
Super Imposed N rang up a 1:50.1 triumph in the $35,000 Preferred pace while filly pacers Go Sandy Go and Gracefullyforgiven and male pacers Evolution Tour and Slick Tony won second legs of $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) races for 3-year-old pacers on Thursday at Dover Downs.   Corey Callahan guided Super Imposed N between horses to catch front-pacing Major Uptre...
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Petticoat, Sagamore Hill finals set for Yonkers

on 03/23/2018 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway offers up its two richest races of the season to date next week, wrapping up the Petticoat and Sagamore Hill Pacing Series, respectively.   Monday night, with chivalry dictating the ladies go first, it's the $62,000 finale (7th race) of the Petticoat. The series, for 3- and 4-year-old lasses with limited (non-winners of four races and/or $40,000 through last Dec. 1) limeli...
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Bill Camp Jr., breeder-owner of Nansemond, dies

on 03/23/2018 2:00 AM
William "Bill" McCutcheon Camp Jr., well known as the owner of such greats as 1971 Little Brown Jug winner Nansemond, who upset Albatross in an epic race, died on March 20 at his home, Holliknoll Farm, in Carrsville, Va. He was 90.   Mr. Camp was born in Franklin, Va., in 1927 on Election Day. Active politically with both parties at times, he was most proud to say he was a lifel...
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Long-term funding announced for Ont. racing

on 03/23/2018 2:00 AM
Charles Sousa, Ontario Minister of Finance, and Jeff Leal, Ontario Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, announced a long-term funding agreement with the horse racing sector in a press conference held Friday afternoon at Flamboro Downs.   "Our government recognizes that the horse racing industry is vital to communities across Ontario," said Leal. "That's why our government rema...
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LA Delight wins in Matchmaker Series debut

on 03/23/2018 2:00 AM
On Friday night Yonkers Raceway offered the second round of the Blue Chip Matchmaker. A quintet of $40,000 events again brought together many of the best pacing mares.  ‘Quintet’ was the watchword in the first division, with the field pared to five after a defection. Pole-sitting, series-debuting Wishy Washy Girl (Jason Bartlett, $4.80) kept pocket-sitting, even-money fave Twinkle (Eri...
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Rockin Racer impresses in Miami Valley Open

on 03/23/2018 2:00 AM
Rockin Racer (Jared Finn), a lightly-raced 4-year-old Rockin Image mare, has found her best form since beginning to race at Miami Valley six weeks ago. Despite outermost post positions in full fields her last three starts, she continues to impress—including the Friday $25,000 Mares Open Handicap, which she won in 1:52.3. In her wake were runner-up American Girl (Trace Tetrick), show finisher ...
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