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Dover announces draw schedule for meet

on 10/26/2016 2:00 AM
In the 2016-17 season opener for Dover Downs' 48th meet next Monday, Oct. 31,, a $30,000 Preferred-Open Handicap pace, led by Ohio champion Dancing Yankee, a long time Dover regular, and the fast Mel Mara heads the first 15-race card which also includes an $18,000 Open pace and two $15,000 paces.   Ten qualifying races are on the first qualifiers of the meet. The Wednesday (Oct.26) ...
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Ohio Comm. upholds Betting Line's Jug win

on 10/26/2016 2:00 AM
The Ohio State Racing Commission (OSRC) has determined there were no violations or evidence of wrongdoing involving Betting Line in this year's Little Brown Jug. An OSRC investigation was launched as a result of the discovery of alleged suspicious texts found on a lost cell phone owned by trainer Casie Coleman's assistant Mark McKinnon. The person who found the phone—whose identity is sti...
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Bee A Magician seeks third Crown trophy

on 10/26/2016 2:00 AM
Several months ago it might have seemed a long shot to see Bee A Magician in the Breeders Crown, but now that she's there she is one of the favorites.   Bee A Magician, who didn't race competitively for nearly five months because of a tendon injury, is the 2-1 second choice in Friday's $250,000 Breeders Crown Mare Trot at the Meadowlands. Hannelore Hanover, who has won 15 of 18...
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Smedshammer duo aims for Crown glory

on 10/26/2016 2:00 AM
Trond Smedshammer is going against his philosophy not once, but twice this week. So far, it seems to be working out.   Smedshammer has qualified two Purple Haze Stables horses for the $600,000 Breeders Crown for 2-year-old filly trotters, as Chezatter and Hillarmbro will both compete in this Saturday's final at the Meadowlands.   "We usually don't race 2 year olds at this...
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Will Zerons take road to BC win with Shamballa?

on 10/26/2016 2:00 AM
It's been a great year for Rick and Scott Zeron and what would make it even better is winning a Breeders Crown race, something the father and son have yet to do in their illustrious careers.   Rick, one of the sport's best all-around horsemen, has driven in 39 Breeders Crown races, his best finishes a couple of seconds with Armbro Rosebud in the 1997 Two-Year-Old Filly Pace and Soul...
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"Bomber Squad" rolls into Pocono

on 10/25/2016 2:00 AM
Halloween is not supposed to take place until next Monday, but the goblins of the tote board were out in force Monday during a twilight card at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono.   Driver Jim Marohn Jr. threw out the first surprise of the card, coming first-over with trotter Holiday Spirit and then after a long duel proving just a nose more photogenic than favored Charles Ray (Ge...
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Raffle on Saturday to benefit breeder's daughter

on 10/25/2016 2:00 AM
A raffle benefitting Amy Miller, daughter of prominent Indiana breeder Duane Miller will take place Saturday, Oct. 29, during the Hoosier Classic Yearling Sale in Indianapolis Indiana. The proceeds will help defray the medical costs of Miller who was diagnosed with Leukemia this past summer and is scheduled to undergo a bone marrow transplant later this year. According to Hoosier Class...
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Alagna offers update on his Crown starters

on 10/25/2016 2:00 AM
Tori Hanover began her career with a bang, but not in the best sense of the phrase.   "In her first lifetime start she was as hot as a firecracker and halfway ran off with (driver) Brett Miller," trainer Tony Alagna said. "She was one of our best fillies training in Florida, trained down good all winter with no problems, but she just kind of had a little trouble getting off on the r...
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Fox Den Farm yearling videos now available

on 10/25/2016 2:00 AM
Fox Den Farm's agent yearling videos are now online at: www.foxdenfarm.com/harrisburg-2016.html and include a Well Said brother to Stucklikeglue p,4,1:51.3f ($317,730), hip #543 Run Me Ragged and the first Western Ideal from the immediate family of a World Champion and 10+ in 1:53, hip #661 Parker’s Tribute. Fox Den Farm is also selling nearly two dozen racehorses including th...
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Ducharme, Lems sweep MASS trot finals

on 10/25/2016 2:00 AM
While most participants in the sport are focusing on what is transpiring in The Garden State prior to the Breeders Crown, George Ducharme and Chris Lems were hard at work in The Bay State. The fruits of their labors were rewarded, as the duo collected all four $75,000 Massachusetts Sires Stakes trotting contests on Monday at Plainridge Park.   "We have had some good days before...
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Henriksen looks for 4th Crown with Muscle Hustle

on 10/25/2016 2:00 AM
Trainer Per Henriksen is old enough to know that you're never too old to take a shot in the Breeders Crown.   The 70-year-old native of Norway, who is based out of Norwood, Ont., is back in this year's Breeders Crown presented by Mullinax Ford at the Meadowlands on Saturday night, seven years since he last raced in the championship event.   He sends out Muscle Hustle...
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Meadowlands wants Oakes horses scratched

on 10/25/2016 2:00 AM
The Meadowlands Racetrack has sent a formal request to the New Jersey Racing Commission asking both Breeders Crown horses trained by Chris Oakes (Luck Be Withyou and Split The House) be scratched from this weekend's finals for failing to cooperate with an agreed-upon surveillance and out-of-competition testing program.   Terms and conditions of entry for the Breeders Crown...
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Bartlett wins 7 of 12 at Yonkers Tuesday

on 10/25/2016 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway's leading driver, Jason Bartlett, opened more daylight during the Tuesday afternoon (Oct. 25) sunshine, winning seven of the dozen matinee races.   Bartlett's day begin with a chalky double-nickel (5-5) daily double, with Fraternity ($3.80) and CI's Buckeye ($4.20) winning their $8,500 pace and trot in 1:55 and 1:58.2, respectively. The pair combined for a $9 double....
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Boffin takes second straight PcD trot feature

on 10/24/2016 2:00 AM
Boffin made it two straight against high-level conditioned trotting stock at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono Sunday, taking the $20,000 feature again using come-from-behind tactics and winning here in 1:53.4 to equal his seasonal best that he first notched last week.   The meet's leading driver, George Napolitano Jr., sent Boffin on a three-wide sweep from fifth nearing the three-quarter ...
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Quebec's Roy to move base to East Coast

on 10/24/2016 2:00 AM
Quebec-based driver driver Louis-Philippe Roy has announced that he will be leaving the province within a month to take on the best drivers in the world at the Meadowlands and Yonkers. Roy hopes to follow in the footsteps of world-renowned drivers Yannick Gingras and Daniel Dube and make the big move from Quebec to the New York-New Jersey area.   Roy, 28, hails from Mont-J...
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BC elim winner Frost Damage Blues looks to buck trend

on 10/24/2016 2:00 AM
In the first of two Breeders Crown eliminations for older mare pacers last Friday night at the Meadowlands, Solar Sister won but was disqualified and placed fourth for interfering with Sassa Hanover, who went offstride nearing the wire. Thus, Frost Damage Blues, who finished second by a neck, was declared the winner after going 1:51.1. Divine Caroline was placed second and Sassa Hanover third....
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Spreester repeats at The Meadows

on 10/24/2016 2:00 AM
Spreester retook the lead past the quarter and rolled to her second straight victory — and 11th this year — in Monday’s $20,000 Filly & Mare Not Listed Preferred/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows.   Spreester grabbed the early lead for Aaron Merriman but briefly released Aniston Seelster. Spreester powered back to the front, put away the first-over Show Runner and pre...
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Insomniac wakes up at 9-1 at Dayton

on 10/24/2016 2:00 AM
Insomniac, with 20-year-old Brady Galliers at the controls, upset a talented field of trotters on Monday afternoon at Hollywood Dayton Raceway, copping the weekly $15,000 featured Open event in 1:54.4. The 4-year-old son of Crazed left alertly and dropped into the two-hole behind Revenue Agent (Peter Wrenn) through early panels of :27 and :55.4.   Eased out down the backstretch, Ins...
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Take ARCI survey for input on racing

on 10/24/2016 2:00 AM
The agencies regulating American horse racing want to know what issues the sport’s participants and patrons believe most urgently need addressing and the best way to do so.   The Association of Racing Commissioners International, a not-for-profit trade association representing the regulatory bodies for horse and greyhound racing in North America and parts of the Caribbean, has cra...
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Jim Morrill Jr. wins 7 of 13 races at Batavia

on 10/23/2016 2:00 AM
Jim Morrill Jr. was on fire at Batavia Downs Saturday night (Oct. 22) as he won seven of the 13 races carded and vaulted himself into the dash driving lead for the meet.   Morrill started early and was relentless as the night went on. He scored with Thunderbolt Jaxon ($4.80, 1:56.3), Outoftexas ($5.50, 1:55.3), Green Olives ($3.30, 1:56.2), Dodger Hanover ($2.80, 1:57.3), Littlebita...
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