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Gingras hopes to add International to resume

on 10/14/2016 2:00 AM
Yannick Gingras has driven in some of the world's most prestigious trotting races--the Prix d'Amerique, the Elitlopp, the Hambletonian--and, as he says with a chuckle, "I'm yet to win any of them." He hopes to change his luck Saturday when he returns to the track that launched his career in the U.S., Yonkers Raceway, for the $1 million Yonkers International Trot.   Gingras moved fro...
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Simpson stakes make Philadelphia debut

on 10/14/2016 2:00 AM
Dayson, who has lost only twice in his 23-start career when he has stayed flat, and Sir Royson, who hadn't stayed flat in his last four starts (but was second to Dayson the last time he did), won $40,000 divisions of the John Simpson Sr. stakes series for three-year-old trotting colts, as the time-honored races came to Harrah's Philadelphia for the first time on Friday; their counterpart fillies a...
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Take My Picture wins third straight at Harrington

on 10/13/2016 2:00 AM
Joseph and Laurie Davino's Take My Picture ($7.80, Ross Wolfenden) won his third straight race Wednesday, in 1:56 in the $17,700 Open Trot at Harrington Raceway.   Trained by Nik Drennan, Take My Picture, a venerable 9-year-old increased his lifetime bankroll to more than $1.1 million in achieving his 36th lifetime win with a front end score from post seven over Theresademoninme and...
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Steacy poised to be top trainer in Ontario SS

on 10/13/2016 2:00 AM
Mohawk Racetrack hosts the $2 million Ontario Sires Stakes Super Finals on Saturday, Oct. 15 and trainer Mark Steacy will cap off a career best year in the program by sending out starters in four of the eight division championships. With 263 points, Steacy is poised to capture his first Johnston Cup title as the top trainer in the Ontario Sires Stakes program. Heading into the season finale...
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Hanover yearling videos now online

on 10/13/2016 2:00 AM
The Videos of roughly half of the Hanover Shoe Farms yearlings including most of the trotters are now available on the Farms' website hanoverpa.com. The remaining videos will be posted daily as they are completed. All of them should be up and available by no later than Monday, Oct. 17. The yearlings will be available for inspection daily except Sunday beginning each day at 11.00 A.M. beginn...
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Dancin Yankee hopes to waltz in OSS final

on 10/13/2016 2:00 AM
Dancin Yankee, the seemingly-indefatigable $1.4 million winner, heads up the $50,000 Ohio Sires Stakes (OSS) for aged pacers on Saturday night at Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway. He'll square off against seven rivals in the one mile test for 4 year olds and up Ohio-breds.   "He's the type of horse everyone wants to have in their barn," trainer Josh Green noted. "My fath...
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Former Stonegate manager Gary Bergmann dies

on 10/13/2016 2:00 AM
Gary Bergmann, 65, a lifelong resident of Washington, NJ, died at home with his family by his side on Oct. 10. Mr. Bergmann was at one time the general manager for Stonegate Farms in Glen Gardner, NJ.   He was born on Dec. 5, 1950, in Phillipsburg, N.J., to the late Charles and Ethel Bergmann. Mr. Bergmann was a graduate of Warren Hills High School class of 1969.  He ...
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Breeders Crown races to be aired live on SNY

on 10/13/2016 2:00 AM
Harness racing's year-end championship event, the Breeders Crown, will be broadcast to a live television audience on SNY in a pair of one-hour broadcasts on Friday, Oct. 28, and Saturday, Oct. 29. The broadcasts are scheduled to air from 9-10 p.m. each night. SNY is available to viewers throughout New York, Connecticut, New Jersey and northeastern Pennsylvania, and nationally on DIRECTV, Veriz...
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Crown supplements, entries due next week

on 10/13/2016 2:00 AM
The countdown is on for entries to the $5.8 million Breeders Crown Events, to be raced Friday, Oct. 28 and Saturday, Oct. 29 at the Meadowlands Racetrack.   Supplemental entries for 3-year-old and open events are due and payable by 12 noon, Monday, Oct. 17, in the race office (1-877-782-2537) at the Meadowlands. There are no supplements for the 2-year-old races.   Foreign...
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Sophia Stillings named pleasure horse champion

on 10/13/2016 2:00 AM
Sophia Stillings, granddaughter of Hall of Famer Dick Stillings, has been named the unanimous World Champion of the Western Pleasure class, junior exhibitor, at the 2016 Morgan Grand Nationals in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Sophia, 14, is following in the equine footsteps of the Stillings family, longtime staples in the Standardbred industry. "She's been out there for the last several years...
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Victory Is Coming bring tears of joy to owner

on 10/13/2016 2:00 AM
Betty Shaw says she still cries every time her mare Victory Is Coming wins a race. It's likely Shaw will need some tissues this Saturday night when the 9-year-old Victory Sam mare goes postward in the $50,000 Ohio Sires Stakes Championship for aged mares at Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway.   Betty, along with her husband John "Red" Shaw of Mount Vernon, Ohio, have been ...
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RUS coming to Rosecroft on Nov. 15

on 10/13/2016 2:00 AM
RUS America and Friends of Maryland Standardbreds (FOMS) is pleased to announce Racing Under Saddle (RUS) will be coming to Rosecroft Raceway on Tuesday, Nov. 15, as a non-wagering event conducted between races on the evening program.   Over the past three years, RUS has been contested at Ocean Downs and the race will be the first RUS event at Rosecroft during this period. "RUS...
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Inside look at International in Weekend Preview!

on 10/13/2016 2:00 AM
Harness racing fans around the globe will be focused on Yonkers Raceway Saturday afternoon for the $1 million International Trot, and the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview has the full story. Driver Yannick Gingras and Ron Burke told Gordon Waterstone how they plan to use post 1 to their advantage with Hannelore Hanover. Driver Brian Sears talks about his chances with Flanagan Memory,...
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Indiana stars set to shine at Hoosier

on 10/13/2016 2:00 AM
The 2016 Indiana Sires Stakes program will culminate at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Saturday with the $220,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Super finals. The star-studded 14-race card will showcase the best trotters and pacers in the state of Indiana and provide an exciting conclusion to the 2016 Indiana stakes season.   With purses in excess of $2 million, the Indiana Sires Stakes ...
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Powerful Mission powers to 1:57.1 Autumn win

on 10/12/2016 2:00 AM
Rookie trotting fillies took their turn Tuesday for round one action of the Ontario Sired Autumn Series at Mohawk Racetrack. A group of 12 two-year-old trotting fillies were split into two $16,000 opening leg divisions.   Powerful Mission lived up to her name by scoring a dominate 4 ¾ lengths victory in the first division for driver Phil Hudon and trainer Kevin St. Charles. &nbs...
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Newly-retired Pavia honored at Pocono

on 10/12/2016 2:00 AM
The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono on Tuesday night honored one of the finest horsemen and gentlemen that it has ever hosted when there was a special ceremony for Joe Pavia Jr. as he retired from driving. A 56-year-old native of Utica N.Y., Pavia won 5,478 races and $37,888,704 in purses in a 36-year career in the sulky, and was the leading driver on multiple occasions at both the Downs and ...
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Big M Breeders Crown post times announced

on 10/12/2016 2:00 AM
Post times for the Breeders Crown, harness racing's year-end championship event featuring 12 races with total purses of $5.8 million, have been announced by host track the Meadowlands.   Racing on Friday, Oct. 28, will begin at 7:15 p.m. and feature the four Breeders Crown races for older horses. The Saturday, Oct. 29 card will begin at 6:35 p.m. and feature eight Breeders Crown fin...
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Oasis Bi hopes for winning finish in International

on 10/12/2016 2:00 AM
Oasis Bi came home in strong fashion in last year's Yonkers International Trot, overcoming a back-of-the-pack trip to finish fourth. Trainer Stefan Pettersson hopes the 8-year-old stallion can put forth a similar effort in this year's $1 million event on Saturday, but this time resulting in a win. "He raced a very good last quarter," Pettersson said, referring to Oasis Bi's :27.4 time that ...
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International Trot back half of New York Double

on 10/12/2016 2:00 AM
Two breeds, two races, two tracks, two dollars, one bet.   Saturday afternoon's "New York Double" is a cooperative effort between the New York Racing Association (NYRA) and Yonkers Raceway.   The gimmick wager has, as its first half, Belmont's $200,000 Futurity, a Grade III event (third race, post time 2:01 p.m.). The second half is the million-dollar Yonkers Interna...
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Meet Team Teague at Harrington

on 10/11/2016 2:00 AM
Racing fans will have the opportunity to meet the connections of reigning Horse of the Year Wiggle It Jiggleit on Thursday at Harrington Raceway. From 4:30-5:30 p.m. in the grandstand lobby, owner George Teague Jr., trainer Clyde Francis, driver Montrell Teague and groom Mike Taylor will be on hand to sign autographs.   Harrington Raceway will be giving out photo cards of Wiggl...
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