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Sheer Talent, Odysseus post first Grassroots wins

on 08/31/2016 2:00 AM
After a fierce battle down the Georgian Downs stretch on Tuesday evening, local filly Sheer Talent rewarded her connections' faith with her first Grassroots victory.   Starting from post 6 in the third $18,000 Grassroots division, Sheer Talent eased off the starting gate and was sitting fifth when fan favourite Village Jamie reached the quarter in :28.1. Driver Jonathan Drury soon s...
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Better Said takes 1:51.2 lifetime mark at PcD

on 08/31/2016 2:00 AM
Better Said ($23.80) overcame a speed-grinding first-over trip to take the $15,500 featured pace Tuesday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono.   Jim Taggart Jr. was able to take away the lead from favored front-stepping Single Me in early stretch, but 2014 Breeders Crown winner Sayitall BB came clear in the Pocono Pike and charged hard, extending the winning daughter of Well Sai...
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2CT Muscle Ave captures his first Grassroots

on 08/31/2016 2:00 AM
When Ben Wallace lost eight two-year-olds in the January 4 barn fire at Classy Lane Training Centre, the Puslinch resident expected to spend the summer stakes season watching from the sidelines.   Thanks to the support of his owners and other members of the harness racing industry, that has not been the case and on Tuesday evening at Mohawk Racetrack Wallace posted his first Ontario...
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Aussie warhorse Karloo Mick dies at 15

on 08/31/2016 2:00 AM
Well known Down Under warhorse Karloo Mick passed away on Tuesday afternoon. Often referred to as "The People's Champion" or the "Dubbo Destroyer," Mick, as he was called at home, was  euthanized after suffering from a suspected brain aneurysm. as was the tradition with warhorses, he was buried standing up.   Naturally, the horse's owners, Barry and Ronda Lew, are devastated. ...
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Middleton talks Mohawk with Mike & Mike

on 08/31/2016 2:00 AM
Post Time with Mike and Mike, presented by Bet America, has a fantastic program lined up for Thursday, Sept. 1 at 7 p.m. (EDT).   Driver Jacqueline Ingrassia will be joining the program to talk about her career in harness racing. In 2014, she was honored by the New Jersey Horse Industry for picking up her 1,000th driving win, becoming only the second woman at that time to reach...
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Dayson headlines NYSS at Batavia

on 08/31/2016 2:00 AM
On Wednesday night the New York Sires Stakes (NYSS) 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters will visit Batavia Downs to compete in two divisions for a total of $119,300 in purses and Dayson comes in ready after recent Grand Circuit competition.   Dayson (Conway Hall-Nervey's Taurus) took on the best male sophomore trotters in North America in his last start when he faced off ...
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O'Sullivan talks about his two Metro starters

on 08/31/2016 2:00 AM
Trainer Tony O'Sullivan will send out Beyond Delight, who won his Metro Pace elimination at 20-1, and Calvin K, who finished second to Windsong Napoleon in his elimination, in the $661,000 Metro Pace final on Saturday, September 3 at Mohawk Racetrack.   Beyond Delight, a Bettors Delight colt out of the Rocknroll Hanover mare Outtathisworld, soared to a three-length victory after sit...
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Alagna reports on Racing Hill, Dr. J Hanover

on 08/31/2016 2:00 AM
Dr J Hanover has made winning a habit this year at Yonkers Raceway. On Saturday, he will try to continue his success at The Hilltop in the $500,000 Messenger Stakes for 3-year-old pacers.   The Messenger is the second jewel in the Pacing Triple Crown. Dr J Hanover is joined in the eight-horse field by multiple-stakes-winning stablemate Racing Hill, who is on the verge of $1 million ...
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Red Mile Grand Circuit late closers due Sept. 1

on 08/31/2016 2:00 AM
The Red Mile Grand Circuit Late Closers must be postmarked by Thursday, September 1. The nomination form can be found at Redmileky.com under Stakes and Late Closers. A stall application must be filled out by all Horsemen that plan on competing during the Grand Circuit meet, which can also be found on the website. In addition, during the Grand Circuit any horse that is entered in ...
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Details on upcoming Meadowlands meet

on 08/30/2016 2:00 AM
The Meadowlands will resume live racing for two weekends beginning on Friday, Sept. 9. The racing will follow a Friday and Saturday schedule on Sept. 9-10 and 16-17.   There will be a double draw for the two weekends in September conducted each Tuesday with a box close of 9 a.m. The condition sheet for opening weekend will be online Tuesday, Aug. 30.   Overnight raci...
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Racing Under Saddle Nov. 5 at the Big M

on 08/30/2016 2:00 AM
RUS America is pleased to announce Racing Under Saddle (RUS) will be returning to Meadowlands Racing and Entertainment on Saturday, Nov. 5, as a non-wagering event to be conducted between races on the evening program.   The race will be carded as an "open" event with the Race Office determining the field from those entered. If enough horses are entered, a second race will ...
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Mc Mach's 1:52 fastest in Grassroots for 2CP

on 08/30/2016 2:00 AM
Mohawk Racetrack hosted a trio of Grassroots divisions for the two-year-old pacing colts on Monday and fans were treated to three personal best efforts by winners Mc Mach, Bet On Brett and Tymal Peacemaker.   Mc Mach kicked things off in the first $18,000 Grassroots division, leaving the gate smartly from post 3 and taking control before the halfway marker. On top by two lengths at ...
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Monticello bettors roll only 2s and 4s

on 08/30/2016 2:00 AM
With 11 possible numbers coming up, craps players know the odds of rolling a two on the table is 2.78 percent, with a four being tossed 8.33 percent of the time. The odds for those numbers are much better at racetracks, including at Monticello Raceway, where heading into Monday afternoon's card post 2 had won at rate of 16.6 percent, while post 4 was successful 16.1 percent of the time. But...
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Five CHHA scholarships awarded

on 08/30/2016 2:00 AM
Five Scholarships were recently awarded by CHHA this year due to the generous support of a CHHA member who made a sizeable donation. Many applications from well qualified Christian students from harness racing families were received. Scholarship recipients were chosen based on their faith statements, academic and leadership achievements and financial need. Matthew Hess was awarded the Jo...
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Hambletonian broadcast viewership up

on 08/30/2016 2:00 AM
The 2016 Hambletonian broadcast which featured the U.S. Pacing Championship, Hambletonian Oaks and Hambletonian Final from the Meadowlands on Saturday, Aug. 6, projected an estimated 100,000 viewers combined for two airings.   The 90-minute broadcast aired live on CBS Sports Network from 4:00-5:30 p.m. on Hambletonian Day, Aug. 6, and was re-aired on Sunday, Aug. 14 at 3:00 p.m. CBS...
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Steacy's fillies look to overcame posts in SAGL

on 08/30/2016 2:00 AM
The value of picking your post position after an elimination victory isn't getting to select your exact spot on the gate, but rather eliminating any chance of a drawing a poor post. Half a length is all that separated rookie pacing filly Happy Hannah from securing a great post position to drawing the dreaded 10 hole in the $427,000 She's A Great Lady final on Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack...
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Fire survivor returns and wins race at Pocono

on 08/30/2016 2:00 AM
It was just over five months ago that a tragic barn fire took place at the South Florida Trotting Center in Lake Worth. Of the 23 Standardbred horses in Barn 9 that evening, only five have survived and now one of those harness racing horses that were rescued, a trotter named Celebrity Lover, has made it to the winner's circle.   On Sunday night, Aug. 28, at The Downs at Mohegan Sun ...
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Tioga Downs approved for gaming license

on 08/30/2016 2:00 AM
The New York State Gaming Commission Tuesday unanimously approved a commercial gaming license for Tioga Downs Casino, Racing and Entertainment in the Town of Nichols, ushering new jobs and investment, as well as revenue for local governments and school districts that will come to the region as a result.   "Tioga Downs' expansion will foster hundreds of new jobs and spur much-ne...
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Favorites draw inside in Triple Crown races

on 08/30/2016 2:00 AM
Tuesday afternoon’s gods of the open draw did not torture either prohibitive favorite for Yonkers Raceway’s pair of Saturday night half-million-dollar Triple Crown events.   Hambletonian winner Marion Marauder drew post position No. 4 for Yonkers Trot No. 62 and Hempt Memorial and Adios champ Racing Hill landed the 3 hole for the 61st Messenger Stakes.   The Trot goes...
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Bettor's Up equals Meadows mark in PASS

on 08/30/2016 2:00 AM
Bettor’s Up rocketed to the lead for Tim Tetrick at the quarter and blazed home in 1:51, matching Pure Country’s track record for freshman filly pacers in Tuesday’s Pennsylvania Sires Stakes at The Meadows.   Trace Tetrick guided Glassine Hanover to victory in the other division of the $183,616 event known as the Meadow Cheer, giving the Tetrick brothers a PASS sweep.  ...
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