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Trevor Henry wins 3 of 4 OSS Gold at Grand River

on 09/20/2016 2:00 AM
Trevor Henry returned to his former stomping grounds at Grand River Raceway on Monday night and reminded fans just how efficient he can be on a half-mile racetrack. Henry guided five of his nine mounts to victory, including wins in three of four $105,000 Gold Series divisions. Both the two-year-old pacing colts and pacing fillies were in Elora for their fourth Gold Leg, and Henry swept the ...
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New England farrier Tom Mello Sr. dies

on 09/20/2016 2:00 AM
Thomas "Tom" J. Mello Sr., 69, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, Sept. 17.   He was the beloved husband of Judith "Judy" (Mitchell) Mello. Together they would have celebrated their 45th anniversary on Oct. 2. A lifelong resident of Rehoboth, RI, Mr. Mello Sr. was a son of the late Manuel and Georgianna (Rocha) Mello. He grew up working on his parents' dairy farm and lat...
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Century wins bid for another Alberta track

on 09/20/2016 2:00 AM
On Monday, Horse Racing Alberta announced that Century Casinos Europe GmbH is the successful applicant to own, build and operate an "A" Track Horse Racing Facility in the Edmonton market area. More details on that project have been revealed. Century proposes to build "Century Mile", the only one-mile racetrack in Western Canada, with track lighting and a multi-level racing entertainment center ...
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OSU study on cobalt shows harmful effects

on 09/20/2016 2:00 AM
The initial phase of the Cobalt Pilot Research Project, funded by the Ohio State Racing Commission and conducted at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, has been completed. The goals of the study were to assess the physiologic, biochemical and endocrine effects of repeated doses of intravenous cobalt chloride in five Standardbred mares and to investigate the pharmacokinetic...
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Shenandoah tweaks draw schedule

on 09/20/2016 2:00 AM
Trainer Amanda Jackson and driver Roger Plante teamed up to win a pair of races for owner Larry Jackson at Shenandoah Downs Sunday as the second week of action from the inaugural meet came to a close.   The duo kicked off the card with Justa Party Animal's wire-to-wire triumph in 2:01.1 and came back in the fifth with Desire Lady's 1:57.3 winning score. The former finished second at the W...
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Fields drawn for NY Night of Champions

on 09/20/2016 2:00 AM
Post positions have been drawn for Saturday's $1.8 million New York Night of Champions, with Yonkers Raceway again hosting the Empire State's richest night of racing. Eight, $225,000 sire stakes finals, each sponsored by a prominent breeding farm, feature the best 2- and 3-year-olds of both sexes and gaits. Here's a hot-off-the-presses thumbnail of the divisions, which go as the first eight in ...
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Satin Dancer fastest in Standardbred 2FT

on 09/20/2016 2:00 AM
Satin Dancer won the first division of the $55,494 (div.) Standardbred for 2-year-old filly trotters in Tuesday action at the Delaware County Fair. When the gate’s wings folded, driver Ronnie Wrenn Jr. sent Satin Dancer immediately to the lead and was never really threatened as they coasted to a 6-¼-length victory over Tabby Talks Alot (Chris Page) and What Da Matter U (Brett Miller) in 1:57...
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Hope Ima Victory sets world record in OBC

on 09/20/2016 2:00 AM
Hope Ima Victory (Dan Noble) won the first division of the $112,641 (div.) Ohio Breeders Championship in 1:56.1 to establish a new world mark for 2-year-old gelding trotters. Always A Good Time (Chris Page) took the early lead as the field of six passed the quarter in :29.1. Favorite Rose Run Spanky (Josh Sutton) came first-up and cleared the leader before the half in :58.4. The eventual ...
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Matt Kakaley takes Philly Drivers Challenge

on 09/19/2016 2:00 AM
Before Sunday's $100,000 "Summer Sizzle Drivers Challenge" Championship at Harrah's Philadelphia, there were two simulations run of the eight-race contest, conducted among the eight busiest drivers during the summer at the two tracks of the Pennsylvania Harness Horsemen's Association and with the top driver receiving a bounty of $40,000. Both projections had 28-year-old Matt Kakaley ahead afte...
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Babics to Every Way Out, Designated Drinker

on 09/19/2016 2:00 AM
It was a beautiful day for Freehold Raceway's fifth annual Open Space Pace celebration Saturday (Sept. 17). The 12-race card featured two Lou Babic finals for 2-year-old pacers. Offspring of the New Jersey sire If I Can Dream were showcased in both finals.   The 2-year-old colt pacers kicked the day off in the second non-betting race off the regularly scheduled card. Every Way Out h...
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RC Royalty colt tops Goshen at $60,000

on 09/19/2016 2:00 AM
The Goshen Yearling Sale, held Sunday at the Mark Ford Training Center in Middletown, NY, finished with an average price of $12,186. As with other yearling sales held over the weekend, the average price declined slightly from 2015, with Goshen's average dipping by 3.2 percent. The median price--the point where half the horses sell for more and half for less--held steady at $9,000. The highe...
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Nuncio wins, earnings for 2016 top $1 million

on 09/19/2016 2:00 AM
Nuncio won the UET Masters at the Bjerke track in Norway on Sunday, and with the victory the 5-year-old son of Andover Hall is undefeated this season. It was the 11th victory for Nuncio, who picked up a win in the Oslo Grand Prix recently when Your Highness was disqualified for a positive test.   With Orjan Kihlstrom, as usual, for trainer-owner Stefan Melander, Nuncio took an early...
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Mach Three colt tops Canadian at $105,000

on 09/19/2016 2:00 AM
Standardbred Canada's 2016 Canadian Yearling Sale boasted a strong 17 percent increase in gross sales over the 2015 edition. Pacing-bred yearling Bruno From Mars fetched the highest price topping six figures. The son of Mach Three - Boy Meets Girl, a full brother to standouts Mach Dreamer and Drain Daddy, was purchased by Jack Darling from the Icy Stables consignment for $105,000. "We we...
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Pompano Park bought in Isle of Capri deal

on 09/19/2016 2:00 AM
Eldorado Resorts, which owns and operates racing/casino facilities Scioto Downs, Mountaineer Park in West Virginia and Presque Isle in Pennsylvania, has purchased Isle of Capri Casinos for $1.7 billion. According to reports, the deal includes Isle of Capri's $929 million of long-term debt.   Among Isle of Capri's casinos is Pompano Park racetrack.   The sale of Isle of Ca...
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Sears, Waterstone, Wolf get "Hall" calls

on 09/19/2016 2:00 AM
Brian Sears, a "youthful veteran" of the sport of harness racing who stands fifth on the all-time list of money-winning drivers and has driven some of the sport's greatest horses of the last 15 years to victories in championship races, has been elected to the sport's highest honor, the Hall of Fame, in balloting conducted by the United States Harness Writers Association (USHWA), the trade orga...
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Jugette, Jug day speaker schedule set

on 09/19/2016 2:00 AM
An impressive list of Little Brown Jug winners and Hall of Famers headline the USTA Speaker Series, to be held the mornings of Wednesday and Thursday in the USTA/OHHA tent next to the Log Cabin on the backstretch of the Delaware County (Ohio) Fairgrounds.   The Speaker Series kicks off Wednesday morning, Jugette Day, with trainer Tony Alagna, who sends second elimination f...
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Brian Burton one of the winners at Rosecroft

on 09/19/2016 2:00 AM
The morning after driving Real Passing Lady to the Rosecroft winner's circle for his first victory of the fall meet, Brian Burton was in a pumpkin patch with his four children. "This is something not everyone gets the chance to do with their kids on a Friday morning," Burton said. Ironically, it wasn't too long ago that Burton, a mainstay on the Maryland harness racing circuit the past 1...
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WIJI controls and wins Quillen Memorial in 1:50

on 09/19/2016 2:00 AM
Wiggle It Jiggleit ($2.20, Montrell Teague) won the 10th annual $150,000 Bobby Quillen Memorial Monday at Harrington Raceway in 1:50 over a sloppy racetrack.   Owned by George Teague Jr and Teague Racing Partnership, the 4-year-old Mr. Wiggles gelding notched his 36th career win in front of a large contingent of racing fans, many of whom came to see the 2015 Horse of the Year in act...
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A Tc Queenie, Consolidator win OBCs at Del

on 09/19/2016 2:00 AM
A Tc Queenie was one of the state of Ohio's best sophomore filly trotters and she showed it by going gate-to wire in a stakes record to win the $90,800 (div.) Ohio Breeders Championship in Monday's action at the Delaware County Fair.   When the gate's wings folded A Tc Queenie (Dan Noble) grabbed the track and control of the field and dictated the fractions of :28.2, :57.4 and 1:26....
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Hannelore Hanover confirmed for International

on 09/19/2016 2:00 AM
Millionairess Hannelore Hanover is the latest RSVP for the Oct. 15 Yonkers International Trot. The 4-year-old Indiana-bred daughter of Swan for All shall make her Yonkers Raceway/small-track debut in this race, opposing the boys at the mile-and-quarter distance. Please note that a first post of 1:10 PM has been requested for the special afternoon program, with Yonkers International Trot post time ...
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