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Record 32 nominations to Prix d'Ete 4YO Pace

on 03/22/2017 2:00 AM
A record number of 32 four-year-old pacers have been nominated to the $200,000 fourth renewal of the Prix D'Ete at the Hippodrome 3R on Sunday, Aug. 20.   Headlining the list is Check Six, who last year won an impressive $1,070,789 for the Ron Burke Stable. Burke and company will be seeking their third straight Prix D'Ete victory in 2017.   The Prix D'Ete was the most prestigi...
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Tricky Nick wins Meadows $18,000 trot

on 03/22/2017 2:00 AM
  Pressured every step, Tricky Nick held firm under fire and captured Wednesday's $18,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows. After laboring on the outside to get the lead before the quarter, Tricky Nick faced an immediate challenge from the parked-out Fashion Chocolate. He shrugged that one off but faced a more serious threat from Angels Ransom, who was ...
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Sandy De Vie, Deliciouslynaughty win at Buffalo

on 03/22/2017 2:00 AM
Sandy De Vie made it three straight victories while a stubborn Deliciouslynaughty was just good all around as the pair shared top honors in the co-featured $8,200 paces for the mares at Buffalo Raceway on Wednesday night (March 22). Sandy De Vie ($5.80) was the quickest of the two main events, going 1:57.1 over the fast track while Deliciouslynaughty ($14.20) went gate-to-wire in 1:58.1. ...
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OK Heavenly wins nod in Pompano mares open

on 03/22/2017 2:00 AM
OK Heavenly, driven by Kevin Wallis won a long stretch battle with Goldstar Rockette, handled by Mickey McNichol, to earn a photo finish decision in Pompano Park's $10,000 Open Pace for Mares on Wednesday night (March 22). The official margin was a "head" at the end of the 1:51.3 journey with Gweneeee J, with Jim Meittinis handling her lines next, 5 ¾ lengths away. Machin Marley, la...
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Ryan Stahl drives 4,000th career winner

on 03/21/2017 2:00 AM
Ryan Stahl scored the 4,000th win of his career aboard This Baby Rocks in Northfield Park's sixth race on Monday by firing off the gate and fending off all challengers.   This Baby Rocks maintained a nose advantage over his closest rival at the wire, successfully pacing his mile in 1:54.2.   Stahl's richest win came in a $100,000 Ohio Sires Stakes final and he has wo...
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Boli upsets in Pompano Open Trot

on 03/21/2017 2:00 AM
Boli, driven to perfection by Wally Hennessey, in the garden spot for much of the journey, found a seam along the pylons turning for home and went on to score an upset victory in Pompano Park's $12,000 Open Handicap Trot on Monday night.   The 5-year-old gelded son of Kadabra, scored by three-quarters of a length over the pacesetting Sooo Handsome, handled by Rick Plano, stoppi...
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Penpal set to start writing 2017 racing story

on 03/21/2017 2:00 AM
Penpal is yet to come up with a statement win so far in her career, but the 4-year-old pacing mare has done plenty to enhance her bank statements through two seasons of racing.   A daughter of American Ideal out of the stakes-winning mare Copywriter, Penpal has won four of 28 career races, but earned $288,639 lifetime for owners Patrick Lachance and M&M Harness Racing thanks t...
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Barn fire kills 9 horses in Iowa; fund set up to help

on 03/21/2017 2:00 AM
According to Tara Spach, Social Media Coordinator for the Iowa Harness Horsemen's Association (IaHHA), a GoFundMe account has been established to aid Dan and Jeri Roland after a barn fire in the early morning hours of Thursday (March 16). The Rolands lost nine of the 10 horses residing in that barn. For information or to donate please click this link.
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Pine Dream repeats at Miami Valley

on 03/21/2017 2:00 AM
Pine Dream proved last week’s upset victory in Miami Valley’s Open Trot was no fluke, returning to the winner’s circle for the second straight week following the Tuesday (March 21) matinee $22,000 feature. When driver Trace Tetrick saw his three inside foes behind the Woebkenberg Starting Gate revving up to compete for early supremacy, he decided to relegate his charge to fourth along...
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Horseman Frank Tagariello dies at 79

on 03/21/2017 2:00 AM
Longtime horseman Frank Tagariello, 79, passed away on March 20. Born in Mineola, New York on May 18, 1937, "Tags," as he was affectional known, was a star athlete at Farmingdale High School, excelling in football and track. He began his career under the tutelage of Joe Adamo and also worked for Eddie Cobb, George Sholty and Stanley Dancer before opening his public stable in 1965. When Po...
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Delaware champ Logan's Girl wins prep for DSBF

on 03/21/2017 2:00 AM
After finishing second by a neck and a head in her previous two starts, Dismissal finally bested Barbara’s Shadow scoring a 1:52 victory in the $15,000 feature for 4 and 5 year old mares, on Tuesday (March 21) at Dover Downs. Corey Callahan took control after the opening quarter and was never headed on the way to her fifth victory this year. The 4-year-old daughter of Western Terror-Her M...
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First Of Itskind three-peats at Pompano

on 03/20/2017 2:00 AM
First Of Itskind, driven by Mike Simons, scored a three-peat victory in Pompano Park's $12,000 Open Handicap Pace on Sunday night, stopping the teletimer in 1:51.2.   The 6-year-old gelded son of Western Terror used a :27.2 finale to nail Drachan Hanover, handled by Wally Hennessey, in the final sixteenth of the mile to score by a length.   Sing For Me George, with K...
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Owens Memorial Series underway at Miami Valley

on 03/20/2017 2:00 AM
A pair of first leg divisions of the George ‘Red' Owens Memorial Series highlighted the Sunday afternoon matinee at Miami Valley Raceway. Melodies That Rock (Trace Tetrick) and Lyons Moonlight (Dan Noble) emerged victorious in the event restricted to fillies and mares that are non-winners of two pari-mutuel races or $15,000 lifetime. Owens is one of nine deceased former greats remembere...
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Campbell discusses retirement on MSG

on 03/20/2017 2:00 AM
John Campbell, who has earned just shy of $300 million and captured six Hambletonian trophies, appeared on-air at a New Jersey Devils game on Sunday afternoon. Campbell, a harness racing icon, appears poised to slide into his new position with aplomb, and reveals his passion for hockey is akin to his zest for his profession in an interview with the MSG Network. To view the interview in its...
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2018 Breeders Crown returns to Pocono

on 03/20/2017 2:00 AM
The $6 million Breeders Crown, harness racing's richest and most prestigious year-end divisional championship series, returns in 2018 to The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Pocono staged all 12 "Crown" events in 2013, and saw victories posted by eventual Dan Patch Horse of The Year Bee A Magician, Pacer of the Year Captaintreacherous and the richest Standardbred in North Ameri...
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Zahn appointed to Michigan Gaming Board

on 03/20/2017 2:00 AM
Gov. Rick Snyder Monday announced the appointment of Dale Zahn of Holland to the Michigan Gaming Control Board.   The five-member board oversees licensing and regulations for commercial casinos in Detroit. No more than three members can be from the same political party.   "I thank Dale for his service and I believe his background in real estate will be an asset to th...
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Repeat Paver Series winners set for showdown

on 03/20/2017 2:00 AM
Can't Fire Me (Trace Tetrick) and Lets Go Bucks (Dan Noble) both completed sweeps of the two preliminary legs of the Ray Paver Sr. Memorial Series on Monday afternoon at Miami Valley Raceway. The showdown between the two, plus seven other finalists, will take place next Monday when the $22,500 championship of the series, for non-winners four pari-mutuel races or $35,000 lifetime, will be ...
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Pocket trip pays off for Dapper Dude

on 03/20/2017 2:00 AM
Dapper Dude stalked Mykindachip from the pocket, then blew by him in the lane to capture Monday’s $20,000 Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. Dapper Dude chased Mykindachip through a 1:23 three-quarters before Aaron Merriman vacated the pocket and asked the millionaire for pace.  The 8-year-old son of The Panderosa-Dress To Suggest responded by wearing down Mykindachip and downing h...
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Canadian Hall of Fame announces 2017 ballot

on 03/20/2017 2:00 AM
The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame is pleased to announce its 2017 ballot. In this the 250th Anniversary Year of Horse Racing in Canada, a total of 30 horses and people, comprised of 15 Standardbred and 15 Thoroughbred 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. Result...
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Stay In Your Place scores in Dover feature

on 03/20/2017 2:00 AM
Stay In Your Place completed a double for driver Montrell Teague, trainer Clyde Francis and owner George Teague scoring a 1:54.2 victory in the Monday feature race at Dover Downs. Corey Callahan won the first three races and finished with four trips to the winner’s circle.  In his first start of his three-year-old season, Stay In Your Place, also owned by K&R Racing, who also were c...
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