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2CT Alarm Detector undefeated in four starts

on 08/25/2017 2:00 AM
The Chapter Seven colt Alarm Detector improved his undefeated streak to four with a series record 1:56 victory in Thursday’s (Aug. 24) Define The World final at Mohawk Racetrack. Scratched down to a field of five rookie trotting colts, Alarm Detector was sent off as the 1-9 favorite in the C$34,800 event for the team of driver Trevor Henry and trainer Ben Baillargeon. Cantabernet lef...
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Trotting colts spur excitement in Ohio

on 08/25/2017 2:00 AM
Mission Accepted put forth a decisive 1:57 victory in the first of three $40,000 Ohio Sires Stakes for 2-year-old colt and gelding trotters on a cool Thursday evening at Scioto Downs.   The freshman son by Manofmanymissions was steered by Ryan Stahl for trainer and co-owner Jeff Conger for partners Knox Services and David Wills. The homebred youngster lowered his career mark by...
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Hoosier Park opens $4 million administration bldg.

on 08/25/2017 2:00 AM
On Tuesday, Aug. 15, Hoosier Park Racing & Casino officially opened a new, state-of-the-art race administration located on the property's backside. The $4 million plus project broke ground in September of 2016, and now houses the Hoosier Park Race Office, the Indiana Horse Racing Commission (IHRC), the Indiana Standardbred Association (ISA) Medical Facility, and the Track Chaplain. &nbs...
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Lady Bubbles wins third straight Grassroots

on 08/25/2017 2:00 AM
Lady Bubbles scored her third straight Grassroots win at Mohawk Racetrack on Thursday (Aug. 24) to move into a tie atop the two-year-old pacing filly point standings. A narrow winner in her first two Grassroots starts, Lady Bubbles sprinted down the Mohawk stretch to a one length victory in a personal best 1:55.2 on Thursday. With recently crowned World Driving Champion James MacDonald in t...
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Team Miller brings 3 to Yonkers Trot elims

on 08/25/2017 2:00 AM
Of the 12 colts and geldings who will contest the eliminations of the Yonkers Trot on Saturday at Yonkers, three are trained by Julie Miller. She will send out 9-5 morning line favorite Devious Man in the first $40,000 elimination in Race 6. The coupled entry of Money Macintosh and Top Flight Angel are 9-5 in the early odds behind Guardian Angel As at 8-5 in the second elimination one race lat...
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Vernon Downs increases purses 20%

on 08/25/2017 2:00 AM
Vernon Downs will sport bigger purses starting with the Friday, Sept. 1, card. Purses have been increased roughly 20 percent for all classes   Jason Settlemoir, vice president of racing, said, "With 10 cancellations so far this meet and racing less races we have extra money in the purse account and want to reward the horsemen that have supported us in 2017. I would also ho...
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RMTC approves EPO-micro-dosing study

on 08/25/2017 2:00 AM
At its Aug. 21 meeting at Del Mar Turf Club in Del Mar, Calif., the RMTC board approved the immediate funding of two grant projects focused on inhibiting the use of illicit substances.   One will study the detection of compounds called Selective Androgen Receptor Modulators (SARM) LGD-4033, which have the potential to mimic anabolic steroid effects on tissues – increasing muscle m...
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Downbytheseaside returns to YR for Messenger

on 08/25/2017 2:00 AM
When he last raced at Yonkers, Downbytheseaside won the $300,000 Art Rooney Pace on May 27. The victory was his fourth in a row after capturing the Governor's Cup at Woodbine to end his 2-year-old season, taking his 2017 debut in Pennsylvania Sires Stakes and winning the Rooney elimination on May 20.   Although he won as a heavy favorite in both his starts at Yonkers, Downbytheseasi...
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Grand Circuit rolls into Tioga on Sunday

on 08/25/2017 2:00 AM
Tioga Downs presents its biggest card of the season on Sunday with nine Grand Circuit stakes on the day carrying total purses of nearly $750,000. Highlights include the $170,000 Crawford Farms Open Trot, $150,000 Joie De Vie Open Mare Trot and $158,000 Artiscape Open Mare Pace, supported by six divisions of the Reynolds stakes for 2 year olds.   Ten of the finest trotters ...
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Red Mile Friday qualifying report

on 08/25/2017 2:00 AM
Some high-profile youngsters and one blast from the past were out for the qualifying races at The Red Mile on a perfect Bluegrass morning on Friday. Temperatures were in the low 70s and a slight breeze faced the horses as they turned homeward.   The opener was for freshman trotters and Dewayne Minor unveiled a nice Donato Hanover colt named Found My Sloan with a front-end 1:59....
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Favorites prevail in NYSS at Yonkers

on 08/25/2017 2:00 AM
The U.S. Open is right around the corner and nearly right down the road. In that spirit, form held serve Friday night (Aug. 25th), with Yonkers Raceway hosting the $159,000 New York Sire Stakes Jim Meagher Pace for 2-year-old colts and geldings. Three divisions—at $53,000 each—and nary one bit of suspense among ‘em. Hitman Hill (Brett Miller, $2.20) won the second sire stakes g...
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Meadowbrook Tiger wins Indiana Sires Stakes Final

on 08/25/2017 2:00 AM
Meadowbrook Tiger, with driver John DeLong in the bike, turned in a gritty performance to find the winner’s circle on Friday, August 25 at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino in the featured event of the evening, the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes final for three-year-old pacing colts and geldings. Stopping the timer in 1:50.2, the Erv Miller trainee made amends for his second place finish in the...
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Strong performances in Casual Breeze at Mohawk

on 08/25/2017 2:00 AM
On A Sunny Day and Southwind Tesla each picked up a Grand Circuit victory in Friday's Casual Breeze Stakes at Mohawk Racetrack. A group of 16 three-year-old trotting fillies were split into a pair of $81,412 Casual Breeze divisions. The opening split saw On A Sunny Day take full advantage of an easy opening-half to win in 1:54.2. The Luc Blais trained filly was driven by Sylvain...
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Satin Dancer, Dee Rocks score in Indiana

on 08/24/2017 2:00 AM
Hoosier Park Racing & Casino highlighted the Wednesday (Aug. 23) card with a pair of $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes finals and it was a night ruled by favorites as the post time favorite delivered in both divisions. It was the third round of the stakes action for the two-year-old fillies and fourth round for the three-year-olds in a series of five $75,000 preliminary finals. Satin Dancer,...
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Hanover Goshen, Ohio videos now online

on 08/24/2017 2:00 AM
The videos of the Hanover Shoe Farms yearlings to be sold at the Goshen Yearling Sale and Ohio Selected Jug Sale are now available on the Hanover website - hanoverpa.com. The Goshen Yearling Sale will take place at the Mark Ford Training Center on Sunday, September 10. The consignment consists of 35 yearlings by sires, all eligible to the rich New York and Pennsylvania programs. Included ar...
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Historic Track pres. Jones issues fire statement

on 08/24/2017 2:00 AM
The following is a statement from Steve Jones, president of the Goshen Historic Track Board of Directors, regarding the fire Wednesday, Aug. 23, at Goshen Historic Track. There was a fire at Goshen Historic Track at approximately 6:15 p.m. Wednesday. The blacksmith shop, a row of stalls and most of the BOCES barn were destroyed. We are grateful for the quick and effective job perfor...
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$2.5 million to be added to Canadian purses

on 08/24/2017 2:00 AM
Ontario Racing (OR) is pleased to announce an 8.9 percent increase over 12 months to all Ontario Signature, Grassroots and Rideau Carleton Standardbred race cards, to be distributed through the OR-managed $2.5 million Standardbred Stranded Purse Account. On July 27, 2017, OR publicly announced it would distribute $2.5 million in stranded Standardbred purse funds to support Standardbred purs...
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KYSS 2YOs back in action Saturday at Red Mile

on 08/24/2017 2:00 AM
The Red Mile will host the second of three preliminary legs of the Kentucky Sires Stakes (KYSS) for 2-year-old trotters on Saturday night.   Three divisions of both fillies and colts will be racing a purse of $30,000 each along with valuable points toward the $250,000 finals on Sunday, Sept. 17.   The fillies compete in races three, five and nine with the three winners fr...
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New Weekend Preview now available!

on 08/24/2017 2:00 AM
Yes Mickey lit up the toteboard in last weekend's Zweig Memorial at Vernon Downs and on Saturday night he is back for the Yonkers Trot eliminations. Trainer-driver Ake Svanstedt gives an update on his 3-yeara-old trotter in the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview. Also on the Yonkers card is a single elimination for the Messenger and trainer John Butenschoen talks about Funknwaffles, wh...
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Nirvana Seelster stepping up in Pacing Derby

on 08/24/2017 2:00 AM
Drawing post one, locally-trained speedster Nirvana Seelster approaches seven rivals in the first of two C$40,000 Canadian Pacing Derby eliminations at Mohawk Racetrack on Saturday evening (Aug. . "He seems like the older he gets, the better he gets," shared trainer William Budd. Nirvana Seelster, a 6-year-old gelding by Camluck out of the Western Hanover mare No Strikes Against, has won...
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