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Sylvain Filion takes 3 Grassroots at Georgian

on 07/12/2017 2:00 AM
Sylvain Filion made the trip to Georgian Downs for the two-year-old pacing filly Grassroots opener on Tuesday evening and delivered three trophies into the hands of delighted trainers and owners. A four-time winner of the Lampman Cup as the top driver in the Ontario Sires Stakes program and currently sitting third in the point race, Filion opened the Grassroots event with a 1:55.3 score wit...
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New Yonkers finish line producing results

on 07/12/2017 2:00 AM
Three weeks after its unveiling, the new finish line at Yonkers Raceway is producing favorable results. Following a long regulatory approval process, the New York State Gaming Commission granted Yonkers Raceway permission to begin contesting races using a new finish line on June 16. The change altered the track configuration, shortening the stretch by 105 feet and lengthening the distance from...
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Dan Noble set to head to Ireland

on 07/12/2017 2:00 AM
The Vincent Delaney Memorial Committee is proud to announce that one of North America's top drivers, Dan Noble, has committed to coming to Ireland for the Delaney Memorial Weekend on Aug. 12-13.   "This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity," said Noble. "I was so surprised and pleased to be asked to come over. I was talking with Aaron Merriman about it and he told me what a...
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Top free-for-all trotter Fool's Goal dies at 22

on 07/12/2017 2:00 AM
Fool's Goal 7, 1:51.3, a winner of $3,057,070, died Tuesday (July 11) at the Marvin Maker farm in New Jersey. He was 22 and had recently become ill and was believed to have cancer. Bred and owned by Bruce McElven and Ron Allen, Fool's Goal was a son of Armbro Goal and the mare Contestique, who the partners bought in 1990, when the mare was 5 years old. They raced her for a couple of years a...
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Mambo Lindy hopes to be in Spirit of Massachusetts

on 07/12/2017 2:00 AM
As the $250,000 Spirit of Massachusetts Trot draws near only nine of the 38 eligible horses will go postward based on the highest combined money earnings from 2016 and 2017 from those who declare. One horse that is looking to make the field is Plainridge Park regular Mambo Lindy, whose connections look forward to the opportunity.   Mambo Lindy (Donato Hanover-Rum Boogie) had no juvenil...
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Ontario drops head numbers, claiming changes

on 07/12/2017 2:00 AM
On Wednesday, July 12, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario announced that it has revised one of its claiming provisions and that it has found favorable support in the Standardbred industry to remove the requirement for horses to wear head numbers in races. The contents of the AGCO release on the matter appear below. STANDARDBRED DIRECTIVE NO. 3 – 2017 – Removal of Requi...
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NJ bill would allow housing for workers on farms

on 07/12/2017 2:00 AM
New Jersey's horse industry will get a boost from legislation introduced by Assemblyman Ron Dancer facilitating boarding stables on preserved farms. The bill (A4829) allows the construction on protected land to house workers. "Boarding horses is an important business in New Jersey's agriculture sector," said Dancer (R-Ocean). "The unique labor demands of boarding require the presence of rou...
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$500,000 guarantee for Hawthorne's Hi-5

on 07/12/2017 2:00 AM
Could a half-million dollars or more change your life?   If the answer is yes then you need to be watching and wagering on this Saturday's card at Hawthorne Race Course. Once again track management has joined forces with the United States Trotting Association's Strategic Wagering Initiative offering up a whopping $500,000 Guaranteed Pool on the tracks 20-cent Jackpot Hi-5 wager...
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Hambletonian winner Market Share gelded

on 07/12/2017 2:00 AM
Market Share will be away from the races for a while, but the award-winning 8-year-old trotter is expected to return to action later this season for what might be a farewell tour.   Richard Gutnick, who co-owns Market Share with TLP Stable and Bill Augustine, said the horse will be sidelined for approximately a month because he was gelded Wednesday at the New Jersey Equine Clinic. ...
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Dave Palone drives 18,000th winner

on 07/12/2017 2:00 AM
Dave Palone, already harness racing’s all-time "winningest" driver, continues to go where no reinsman has gone before, as he collected career victory 18,000 Wednesday at The Meadows. The landmark win came with Outburst in the 11th race. "It’s pretty gratifying," said Palone, who boasts more than $135 million in career purses. "I’m starting to reflect on all the years, all the hard wor...
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Sarah Cola steals the headlines at Buffalo

on 07/12/2017 2:00 AM
The spotlight was supposed to be on the 2-year-old colt and gelding pacers in the New York Sire Stakes at Buffalo Raceway on Wednesday night (July 12) but someone forgot to tell that to Sarah Cola. She stole the headlines by breaking the track record for aged (5+) pacing mares with a 1:54.1 victory over Voltina in an $8,200 optional claimer. Driven by Jody Jamieson, Sarah Cola snapped the...
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Hockey Hanover wins 4th straight PA Stallion

on 07/12/2017 2:00 AM
Hockey Hanover extended his career unbeaten streak to four when he followed cover beautifully and brushed late to capture his Pennsylvania Stallion Series division Wednesday at The Meadows. The $120,000 event for freshman colt and gelding trotters was contested over six divisions, with Stonebridge Gamble, Meadowbranch Ricky, Thumper, Mississippi Storm and Tequila Talkin taking the other splits...
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Freakonomics makes All-Stars second straight win

on 07/11/2017 2:00 AM
Freakonomics won her second straight race in 1:51.2 when she equaled the mark she set here on June 20, taking the fastest of four $30,000 divisions of the Pennsylvania All-Stars three-year-old filly pace Monday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. The Western Terror filly was on top at every call for driver George Napolitano Jr., stepping home smartly in 27.3 to defuse potential pocket roc...
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Phantom Seelster fast in Ont. Grassroots

on 07/11/2017 2:00 AM
Phantom Seelster caught the eye of many yearling shoppers at last fall's Forest City Sale, and on Monday night at Mohawk Racetrack the roan pacing colt proved he has talent to go along with his looks. Starting from Post 1 Phantom Seelster sat briefly in third, but soon after the :27.3 quarter driver Rick Zeron sent the fan favorite after the lead and Phantom Seelster never looked back, roll...
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Tattersalls updates on available for Sunday sale

on 07/11/2017 2:00 AM
With the updated past performances booklet and supplement catalog now posted at tattersallsredmile.com and on the Equineline app, all that's left for the Meadowlands Summer Mixed Sale is to get the horses shipped in and the auction stand set up. The sale will get underway in the racetrack's paddock this coming Sunday, July 16, at noon. Sale day follows the year's biggest night of racing at ...
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New HoP Breeders Crown merchandise

on 07/11/2017 2:00 AM
Hoosier Park Racing & Casino, in conjunction with the Hambletonian Society, recently announced the launch of the official 2017 Breeders Crown merchandise line for the 2017 Breeders Crown events at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino, which will take place on Oct. 27 and 28.   The collection, which includes premium branded products from a variety of apparel and accessory vendors, is...
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Pace elim shows Blood Line can be contender

on 07/11/2017 2:00 AM
Adam Bowden is never quite sure what to expect from Blood Line. Last weekend, the colt finished second to award-winning Huntsville in the Crawford Farms Meadowlands Pace elimination, completing the mile in 1:49.1 with a :26.3 last quarter. In his previous start, Blood Line went offstride at odds of 2-1 in his elimination of the Hempt Memorial and failed to advance to the final. Needless to ...
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Vivacious Allie sets PASS mark; Palone at 17,999

on 07/11/2017 2:00 AM
A handful for Aaron Merriman for much of the mile, Vivacious Allie got her act together in the Lightning Lane and broke her maiden in a stakes-record 1:55 in Tuesday’s $167,016 Pennsylvania Sires Stakes at The Meadows. The event for freshman filly trotters, known as the Meadow Gladys, was contested over four divisions, with Manchego, Front Circle and Special Hill taking the other splits. ...
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Barn Bella, Celebrity Ruth win NYSS splits

on 07/11/2017 2:00 AM
Monticello Raceway kicked off its 2017 Sire Stakes season on Tuesday afternoon with 3-year-old trotting fillies on the marquee, and saw drivers Jason Bartlett and Trond Smedshammer each have a driving double. Barn Bella, the leading money-winning 3-year-old trotting filly in the nation was featured in the first race from the rail and Mamora Bay starting from the six hole. As the gate left, ...
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Longshots for Jim Campbell in PA All Stars

on 07/10/2017 2:00 AM
The Pennsylvania All-Stars series moved into its 3-year-old phase Sunday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, with sophomore colts on each gait racing in four $30,000 divisions.   On the trotting side, the still-hot team of driver Corey Callahan and trainer John Butenschoen collaborated on two winners – but since Hall of Fame driver David Miller doesn't pay $169.40 to win ver...
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