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Big wins by Emoticon Hanover, Resolve, Pure Country

on 08/27/2017 2:00 AM
Emoticon Hanover (Daniel Dube) defeated Hannelore Hanover and Pasithea Face S to capture the $150,000 Joie De Vie in 1:50.2, a world record for 4-year-old mares, at Tioga Downs on a Sunday (Aug. 27) matinee card. Leaving from post position four in a field of six mares, Emoticon Hanover trotted straight to the front and remained there while establishing fractions of :26, :55.1 and 1:22.4. Defend...
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Bongiorno, Smith double up in KYSS

on 08/27/2017 2:00 AM
 Rookie pacers contested leg two of the Kentucky Sires Stakes (KYSS) with a pair of $30,000 divisions for each sex on Sunday night at The Red Mile. Youth was the order of the evening as Tyler Smith (age 24) and Joe Bongiorno (age 23) each scored a double in the stakes action. Things got underway with the ladies first in race four when Pure Paradise scored convincingly for Tyler Smit...
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Sophomore action highlights Ohio Sires Stakes

on 08/26/2017 2:00 AM
Five $40,000 Ohio Sires Stakes divisions were contested at Scioto Downs on Friday night, Aug. 25—with a pair of splits for 3-year-old trotting fillies and a trio featuring 3-year-old colt pacers.  These contests were the fourth leg in the series, which culminates on Super Night, Sept. 2 at Scioto, with $250,000 Championships for 2- and 3-year-olds of both genders and gaits. Lightni...
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$16,148 Pick 4 carryover, $40K guaranteed pool Red Mile Saturday

on 08/26/2017 2:00 AM
For the second consecutive racing program, the Pick 4 eluded patrons on Thursday night (Aug 24) at The Red Mile, resulting in a track record carryover of $16,148 heading into Saturday night (Aug 26). The sequence started easily enough, with the 8-5 favorite, Tequila Sunrise As, winning the seventh race and returning $5.40.  In what is almost a statistical improbability, it took only ...
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John MacDonald wins six at Vernon Downs.

on 08/26/2017 2:00 AM
Vernon Downs leading driver John MacDonald, would continue to dominate at the miracle mile with six wins on Friday (August 25). Pop I (John MacDonald) would capture the featured trot ($7,500), by going gate-to wire and setting all the fractions, :27.4, :57.2, 1:26.1, 1:55.1.  Sweet Ashley T (Homer Hochstetler) would finish second.  Twice Too Nice (Brett Crawford) came up to get ...
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Batavia hosts Family Fun Day, Wiener dog races Sunday

on 08/26/2017 2:00 AM
Batavia Downs will once again present the very popular Family Fun Day and Wiener Dog races. It's daylong of fun for the entire family and every year it fills the Downs with thousands of kids, parents and grandparents. There is a full schedule of free fun for the kids including pony rides sponsored by Castilone Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Batavia, Pringles the Clown, Jason the Juggler, Mr. ...
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Agent Q, Idyllic Beach win Pass splits at Meadows

on 08/26/2017 2:00 AM
Agent Q extended her winning streak and Idyllic Beach snapped her losing streak, as two of the glamor girls in the 3-year-old filly pacers division each won a Pennsylvania Sires Stake split in Saturday's $142,404 Romola Hanover at The Meadows. Agent Q entered the Romola Hanover off four straight wins, including the Mistletoe Shalee and a sweep of her Lynch elimination and the final. Her ...
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Canadian Pacing Derby field is set

on 08/26/2017 2:00 AM
The field is set for the 2017 Canadian Pacing Derby, Canada's oldest harness race, following a pair of $40,000 eliminations on Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack. Keystone Velocity and Rockin Ron captured their respective eliminations to head into next Saturday's $615,000 final with full momentum. Each $40,000 elimination featured a field of eight with the top-five finishers advancing. ...
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Hat Trick Habit, Lily Stride lead KYSS trotters

on 08/26/2017 2:00 AM
The Kentucky Sires Stakes (KYSS) for freshman trotting colts and fillies was spread over six races, three divisions of both fillies and colts, were raced on Saturday night at The Red Mile.    The first colt division (race 4) was loaded with talent and included all three returning winners, though Haveitalltogether was eventually withdrawn due to sickness.   Wolfgang was the mos...
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Burke, Wilder, Wrenn Jr. score OHSS doubles

on 08/26/2017 2:00 AM
Trainer Ron Burke and drivers Mike Wilder and Ronnie Wrenn Jr., each scored two victories out of the five $40,000 Ohio Sires Stakes contested Saturday evening at Northfield Park.   With unseasonably temperatures in the low 60s, the OSS action began with two divisions of 3-year-old trotting colts. Fraser Ridge (2-1) notched the first division in 1:55.3 with Wrenn a...
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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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