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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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Rainbow Room edges Come See The Show in PASS

on 08/24/2017 2:00 AM
There were three divisions of Pennsylvania Sire Stakes (PASS) races for 2-year-old filly pacers contested at Harrah's Philadelphia on Thursday afternoon (Aug. 24), each going for a purse of just over $52,000. In the first division, it was Ron Burke trainee Double A Mint (Yannick Gingras) completing a long-uncovered grind for the win. The daughter of Bettor's Delight-Double Creme was pu...
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Not so easy for O So Easy in ISS 2FT final

on 08/23/2017 2:00 AM
After cruising to an impressive 1:56.3 victory in her Indiana Sires Stakes elimination last week, O So Easy was able to overcome a tough, first-over trip to score another decisive victory on Tuesday in the featured event of the evening, the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes final for 2-year-old trotting fillies, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. Stopping the timer in 1:55.2, O So Easy establishe...
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Freshman pacing fillies in OSS spotlight

on 08/23/2017 2:00 AM
Prsntpretynperfect, the 2-5 favorite, didn't disappoint her fans as she stormed to a 1:56.2 winning effort in the first of two $40,000 Ohio Sires Stakes for freshman pacing fillies on a dark and rainy Tuesday evening at Northfield Park.   Driven by Kayne Kauffman, the Big Bad John-Wildfire Princess lass picked up her fifth career win in as many lifetime starts and boosted her b...
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Big M announces Nov. date & stakes changes

on 08/23/2017 2:00 AM
The Meadowlands is announcing date changes for the upcoming fall-winter meet, pending New Jersey Racing Commission regulatory approval.   Due to the cancelation of Thoroughbred dates originally scheduled by Monmouth Park to be raced at the Meadowlands, live harness racing will begin on Saturday, Nov. 4, and continue each of the succeeding Saturdays in November, the 11th, 18th and 2...
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Yes Mickey matures into stakes winner

on 08/23/2017 2:00 AM
A year ago, Yes Mickey might have caused his connections to cry out "Oh no Mickey" more often than his actual name. The trotter was an immature 2-year-old who started only once -- and went off stride in the stretch. The outcome was not completely unexpected. He frequently made breaks when training and in two of his three qualifiers. But last Friday he pulled off a major upset in the Dr. Harry ...
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No injuries from Goshen Historic Track barn fire

on 08/23/2017 2:00 AM
Several fire departments were on the scene early Wednesday night fighting a large fire at Goshen Historic Track in Goshen, NY. One barn was engulfed in flames. The barn was adjacent to the Harness Racing Museum and Hall of Fame but that building was not involved. Social media posts and videos show flames billowing through the roof. Three horsemen had horses stabled in the barn, D.R. Ackerman, ...
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Two AM stays hot, wins PASS split at Meadows

on 08/23/2017 2:00 AM
Two AM won for the fifth time in seven 2017 starts when he captured a division of Wednesday's $141,428 Pennsylvania Sires Stake at The Meadows. Shake It Off Lindy took the other split in the event for 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters known as the Hickory Smoke. Two AM began the year conservatively for trainer Todd Buter and owners Lynette Buter, Gene Oldford Farms, William Fuhs and Ca...
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Ohio Sires Stakes feature 2YO filly trotters

on 08/23/2017 2:00 AM
Red Storm trotted to a whirlwind 1:58.2 clocking in the first of two $40,000 Ohio Sires Stakes for 2-year-old trotting fillies on Wednesday night, Aug. 23 at Northfield Park. The striking chestnut daughter by Stormin Normand was given a perfect steer by Aaron Merriman for trainer Chris Beaver and owner-breeder Sandra S. Burnett, of Wilmington, OH as the 2-5 favorite in the fourth leg...
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