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Scott Zeron wins 3,000th career race

on 09/16/2016 2:00 AM
Driver Scott Zeron, who has made himself right at home on both sides of the river since crossing the border, won his 3,000th career race Thursday night at Yonkers Raceway.   The plateau win came escorting Rock Absorber ($7) up the passing lane in the $14,000, third-race pace (1:54.2).   The affable 27-year-old Zeron, a native of Montreal whose career began in 2007, is ap...
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Hoosier Classic catalogs now available

on 09/16/2016 2:00 AM
Catalogs are now available for the annual Hoosier Classic Select Yearling Sale in Indianapolis. Conducted by the Hoosier Classic Sale Company, the auction will be held Friday, Oct. 28, and Saturday, Oct. 29, in the West Pavilion at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. Start time for both sessions is 10 a.m.   A total of 369 Indiana-sired yearlings have been cataloged with yearlings by the...
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Resolve's half sister easy Grassroots winner

on 09/16/2016 2:00 AM
There were few surprises at Mohawk Racetrack on Thursday evening as the two-year-old trotters and pacers kicked off the Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots post season. Favorites won five of the eight Semi-finals and only one division point leader, two-year-old trotting filly Inner Drive, failed to advance through to the Sept. 24 Grassroots Championships.   Trotting filly Anikadabra set...
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Larger fields at Shenandoah this weekend

on 09/16/2016 2:00 AM
What a difference a week makes. As Shenandoah Downs prepares for its second weekend of racing in Woodstock, Va. The newly renovated half-mile oval will see more traffic than it had in its debut weekend, last Saturday and Sunday.   Starter Mike Wojchick will have to line up 134 horses in 21 pari-mutuel races this weekend compared with 97 in 18 races a week ago. On Saturday alone...
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Kindergartners in class Saturday at Big M

on 09/16/2016 2:00 AM
Saturday night will see the return of the Kindergarten Pacing Series at The Meadowlands with two divisions for each sex. The dozen fillies split nicely into a pair of sixes and will race back-to-back in the second and third events.   The second race is a very competitive group with Ameraway looking to make amends for her disappointing performance as the favorite in last week's Kinde...
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Full x-rays available for Crawford yearlings

on 09/16/2016 2:00 AM
All yearlings offered at the Morrisville State sale and the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale by Crawford Farms have had a complete set of radiographs taken. Michelle and Albert Crawford endeavor to offer their customers the utmost confidence when bidding on one of their yearlings and will be happy to provide the results to interested parties. "We want buyers to know that every horse in o...
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Harness Museum's Currier & Ives at Delaware

on 09/16/2016 2:00 AM
The Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame's popular traveling exhibit, "The Story of Harness Racing by Currier & Ives," will be on display in the Jugette Barn on the Delaware County Fairgrounds, Delaware, Ohio, Sunday (Sept.18) to Thursday (Sept.22).   Made possible by the generous support of Burke Racing Stable LLC, the exhibit's 33 reproduction prints illustrate, in an artf...
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Betting Line to stand at stud at Hanover in '17

on 09/16/2016 2:00 AM
Jim Simpson, president of Hanover Shoe Farms, and the owners of Betting Line, Ross Warriner, Christine Calhoun, Casie Coleman and Mac Nichol, are announcing that the stallion will retire after the 2016 racing season and that he will stand at the Hanover Shoe Farms. Betting Line at age three has won 11 of 12 starts so far and has earned $1,090,810, which includes wins in the North America Cu...
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9 fillies in Jugette, so all advance to final

on 09/16/2016 2:00 AM
Pure Country, the number 8 ranked standardbred in North America, is the 5-2 morning line favorite in the $239,400 Jugette three-year-old filly pace on Wedensday, Sept. 21, at the Delaware County Fair.   The daughter of Sombeachsomewhere was undefeated at two and has won half of her 14 starts this season. She has banked more than $1.5 million in career earnings. The Jimmy Takter trai...
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Sedin twins in Toronto for hockey and Nahar

on 09/16/2016 2:00 AM
Known for putting up big points with the Vancouver Canucks, Daniel and Henrik Sedin are also quite familiar with scoring on the racetrack. On Saturday evening at Mohawk Racetrack, the Sedin twins hope to win Canada's biggest trotting event, the Maple Leaf Trot, with their superstar horse Nahar.   Throughout their National Hockey League careers, Daniel and Henrik have combined to sco...
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$100,000 Drivers Championship set for Philly

on 09/16/2016 2:00 AM
 Eight of eastern Pennsylvania’s most talented drivers will duel over eight races Sunday at Harrah’s Philadelphia racetrack for local sulky-sitting bragging rights -- and a $40,000 first prize -- in the $100,000 "Summer Sizzle" Drivers Challenge Championship, proudly co-presented by the Pennsylvania Harness Horsemen’s Association and Harrah’s Philadelphia.  ...
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Dragon Again colt tops Ohio sale at $80,000

on 09/16/2016 2:00 AM
The Ohio Selected Jug Yearling Sale got underway at the Eden Park Equestrian Complex in Sunbury, Ohio, east of Delaware on Friday, and prices were strong for the 159 yearlings sold. With gross sales of $3,653,500, the first session generated an average price of $22,978 and a median of $19,000.   A colt by Dragon Again, whose first crop of Ohio eligible were offered, topped the sale ...
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Tessa Seelster best in Yonkers feature

on 09/16/2016 2:00 AM
A resurgent Tessa Seelster (George Brennan, $10) proved best Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's $45,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace.   Away fourth from her assigned post position No. 6, ‘Tessa' saw pole-sitting Jungle Genie N (Brent Holland) seat everyone early. ‘Genie' paid a :27.1 price for the privilege before 11-10 favorite Rock N Roll Xample (Dan Dube) made her s...
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Mystical Treasure wins third straight at Dayton

on 09/16/2016 2:00 AM
Despite a track dampened by a steady drizzle, Mystical Treasure ran her win streak to three by capturing the first $15,000 Fillies and Mares Open Pace at Hollywood Dayton Raceway on Friday night.   The 4-year-old daughter of Real Desire benefitted from an ideal second-over trip engineered by driver Dan Noble to sweep by pacesetting Momas Got A Gun (Chris Page) at the three-quarter p...
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Planet Rock rolls in NYSS 2FP at Tioga

on 09/16/2016 2:00 AM
Just over a month removed from her 5 1/2-length win in the Geers Stakes, Kenneth Jacobs's Planet Rock ($13.80) proved victorious again at Tioga Downs, sustaining first-over progress and parrying two late-charging 2-year-old pacing fillies in a $110,200 New York Sires Stakes event on Friday evening.   The daughter of Rock N Roll Heaven and Villa Hanover was forced to abort a lea...
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BZ Glide wins first race since May at Batavia

on 09/16/2016 2:00 AM
The last time BZ Glide visited the winner's circle was on May 27 of this year, but that absence was quelled when he got up late to win the $10,000 Open trotting feature at Batavia Downs on Friday night.   As the race got underway, habitual leaver Kahoku (Kevin Cummings) took a stay-at-home approach and let Studio City (Dave McNeight III), Noble Legend (Jack Flanigen) and Serendipiti...
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Jesse V rebounds to win ISS final

on 09/15/2016 2:00 AM
Freshman trotting colts were the featured attraction at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino in the fourth round of $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes finals on Wednesday. After a third-place finish in the eliminations last week at Hoosier Park, Jesse V and Ricky Macomber Jr. rebounded nicely to score in 1:57.3 and become the sport's newest $100,000 winner in the process.   Leaving from post ...
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Strong Hope wins Childhood Cancer Awareness

on 09/15/2016 2:00 AM
Frank Chick's Strong Hope ($10.20, Montrell Teague) was a 1:55 aptly named winner Wednesday at Harrington Raceway in the $15,000 featured race that was named for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.   In attendance was 5-year-old Layla Mosley, who has been courageously battling stage four Ewing's Sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer. Mosley distributed ribbons throughout the evening, wh...
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Meadowlands to conduct focus groups on racing

on 09/15/2016 2:00 AM
Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment, along with its partners at Source Communications, a leading full-service marketing agency based in Hackensack, N.J., is conducting a series of focus groups aimed at gaining valuable insights into better serving its existing customers and receiving feedback and suggestions on ways to attract new ones.   The series of focus groups are highly tar...
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Morrisville Sale preview on Friday

on 09/15/2016 2:00 AM
The annual Morrisville College Equine Institute sale will be held in Morrisville New York this weekend. Yearlings may be previewed on Friday, Sept. 16, from 11 am-4 pm.   The Saturday, Sept. 17, sale is represented by 22 of the top sires in the industry. This selection of New York breds that are eligible to the rich New York Sire Stakes. The sale will commence Saturday at 12 pm...
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