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Shamballa qualifies at Mohawk in 1:50.4

on 08/26/2016 2:00 AM
Tuning up for next Saturday's Canadian Pacing Derby, Shamballa was back in action locally for the first time in a month during a Friday morning qualifier at Mohawk Racetrack. The six-year-old sat off the pace early for trainer-driver Rick Zeron, as is customary, before commencing a first-over bid just after the :55 half-mile mark. From there, Shamballa was on top by three at the head of the lan...
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Jacobs, Toscano look for big Monday in NYSS

on 08/26/2016 2:00 AM
On Monday at Monticello Raceway, 2-year-old pacing fillies will be featured in New York Sires Stakes action on the afternoon's card. The card has two heats of elite Sires Stakes vying for a purse of $52,500 each, four heats of the Excelsior A, with a purse of $15,000 and three splits of the Excelsior B, with a purse of $6,600.   Ken Jacobs brings a strong duo of Planet Rock and...
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Videos of Hanover's Goshen yearlings online

on 08/26/2016 2:00 AM
The videos of the 48 Hanover Shoe Farms yearlings consigned to the Goshen Yearling Sale are now online and can be seen at the Hanover website hanoverpa.com. The consignment to Goshen consists of 48 well-bred yearlings representing most of today's prominent sires and coming from the sports best maternal families. Stallions represented in this offering includeA Rocknroll Dance, American Ideal...
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NJ Mare residency deadline extended to Oct. 1

on 08/26/2016 2:00 AM
The deadline to apply for the SBOANJ resident mare rebate program has been extended to Oct. 1. It was brought to the attention of the SBOANJ that there was some confusion as to the requirements for the rebate program for New Jersey resident mares. The Mare Residency Rebate program is for mares that reside in New Jersey for at least 150 days and have been bred. The program will rebate up to $500...
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Kadabra fillies sweep Casual Breeze splits

on 08/26/2016 2:00 AM
 Emoticon Hanover and Caprice Hill made their sire Kadabra proud with impressive victories in the Casual Breeze Stakes Friday night at Mohawk Racetrack. A group of 20 three-year-old trotting fillies were split into a pair of $97,000 divisions. Emoticon Hanover was a gate-to-wire winner in the first division for driver Sylvain Filion and trainer Luc Blais. The daughter of Kadabra l...
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Atta Boy Dan wins Riegle in record time

on 08/26/2016 2:00 AM
 Atta Boy Dan (Mike Wilder) used a first-over trip and edged Night Pro (Peter Wrenn) by three-quarters of a length to win the $35,000 Gene Riegle Memorial at the Darke County Fair in Greenville, Ohio. Defending champion Mykindachip (Dan Noble) overcame post eight and took control of the field of seven in the opening quarter of :27.2. Wilder sent the eventual winner off the rail and pre...
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Hannelore Hanover, Obrigado win Vernon trots

on 08/26/2016 2:00 AM
Following wins in the Hambletonian Maturity, Fresh Yankee, and a Miss Versatility preliminary event, Hannelore Hanover ($2.90) had no trouble maintaining her dominance in the distaff trotting ranks on Friday evening at Vernon Downs, posting a resounding 1:51.3 victory in the $170,000 Muscle Hill, the ninth event on a 12-race program.   Yannick Gingras had the 4-year-old Swan For All...
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Tessa Seelster takes Yonkers feature

on 08/26/2016 2:00 AM
Favored Tessa Seelster (George Brennan, $5.60) just held off a stubborn Mach It A Par (Brent Holland) Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway’s $45,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace. Put in play from her assigned post position five, ‘Tessa’ had to wait her turn at the outset. She sat outside while Jonsie Jones (Tyer Buter) stuffed Inittowinafortune (Jon Bongiorno) in behind. Tessa S...
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Donttellmeagain wins stallion series at Meadows

on 08/25/2016 2:00 AM
  Donttellmeagain completed his sweep of four Pennsylvania Stallion Series preliminary legs when he rolled home in 1:52 — a national season's mark — in Wednesday's action at The Meadows. The $80,000 event for freshman colt and gelding pacers was contested over four divisions, with Dragon Striker, Western Hill and Ozone Blue Chip taking the other $20,000 splits. Aaron Merriman no...
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Track records fall in OHSS at Northfield

on 08/25/2016 2:00 AM
Northfield Park played host to eight $40,000 Ohio Sires Stakes for 2-year-old colts on Wednesday, August 24. Five divisions featuring 37 freshmen pacers and three divisions of 21 trotting youngsters prevailed over the evening's racing card. This was the fourth and final leg of the series and was the deciding factor for many youngsters seeking a starting berth in the $250,000 Championships, ...
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Shenandoah Downs nears Sept. 10 opening

on 08/25/2016 2:00 AM
Finishing touches to an extensive harness track renovation project at the Shenandoah County Fairgrounds in Woodstock, Virginia are now complete. In recent days, pylons have been placed on the track, safety fencing has been added around the outer perimeter of the half mile oval and camera towers are now in place.   Several horses tested out the...
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Tetrick, Miller sweep INSS 2YO filly finals

on 08/25/2016 2:00 AM
Hoosier Park Racing & Casino highlighted the Wednesday card with a pair of $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes finals and it was Hoosier Park’s leading driver, Trace Tetrick, who teamed up with trainer Erv Miller to sweep both divisions. It was the third round of five $75,000 preliminary finals offered throughout the stakes season for the freshman fillies.   Hah ChaChaCha made a...
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Favorites rules in NYSS 2FT divisions

on 08/25/2016 2:00 AM
The favorites had their way in the New York Sires Stakes on Wednesday night at Saratoga Casino Hotel.   Two-year-old trotting fillies took center stage on the Wednesday card as three divisions of the $53,500 stakes were featured. Barn Bella (Conway Hall) was the evening's fastest freshman filly as she scored a convincing 11-length victory in 1:58.1 for Jeff Gregory. The Steven Pratt...
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Roy Davis honored with Neville Award

on 08/25/2016 2:00 AM
The late Roy D. Davis, owner of back-to-back Little Brown Jug champions, will be honored as the 2016 Joseph Neville Memorial Award winner by the Delaware County Fair.   Davis was the founder of "Team Spur," which included Barberry Spur and Jaguar Spur, who won the 1986 and 1987 Little Brown Jug, respectively. During a five year period in the 1980's, Mr. Davis won the $1.3 million Go...
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Obrigado looks to defend Crawford Farms title

on 08/25/2016 2:00 AM
Paul Kelley trainee Obrigado looks to defend his title in Friday evening's $193,000 Crawford Farms Open Trot at Vernon Downs, but he'll once again have to contend with the likes of Resolve, Homicide Hunter, and Flanagan Memory after squaring off against them throughout the season.   Obrigado (7-2 morning line second choice, post 7) has won four of 11 races this year, including ...
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Mykindachip looks to defend Riegle title

on 08/25/2016 2:00 AM
Defending champion Mykindachip (Dan Noble) will face seven of the Midwest's toughest free-for-allers in the $35,000 Gene Riegle Memorial Friday evening at the Darke County Fair in Greenville, Ohio.   The 7-year-old Art's Chip gelding is owned by Carl L. Atley and conditioned by Jim Dailey. His 1:52.4 victory in last year's Gene Riegle Memorial established a new track and stakes reco...
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Illinois State Fair champs crowned; racing at DuQ

on 08/25/2016 2:00 AM
As the county fair and state fair season winds down in Illinois, major races took place over the past two weeks at the Illinois State Fair in Springfield before moving this weekend to the Du Quoin State Fair. Mother Nature tried to put a damper on the racing in Springfield, forcing the cancellation of one card and another to be shifted, but stakes eliminations and finals were able to be con...
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Smalltownthrowndown ready for Yonkers

on 08/25/2016 2:00 AM
Smalltownthrowdown is ready for a small-track showdown. The Dan Daley-trained 3-year-old is among nine horses entered in Saturday's (Aug. 27) $40,000 Yonkers Trot elimination at Yonkers Raceway. The gelding has raced four times this season on half-mile tracks, such as Yonkers, and won three. He heads to the elimination off back-to-back victories on half-mile ovals in New York Sire Stakes actio...
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Goshen Yearling Sale now on Equineline App

on 08/25/2016 2:00 AM
The second annual Goshen Yearling Sale, slated for Sept. 18 at the Mark Ford Training Center, has been added to the popular Equineline Sales Catalog iPad App.   Goshen Yearling Sale president Bob Boni noted, "More and more technology has become part of the sales tools and our catalog is now available at Equineline to be downloaded to the iPad. This has clearly become increasing...
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American Passport, Missile J lead EBC final

on 08/25/2016 2:00 AM
A trio of prestigious pacing events share top billing on Sunday (Aug. 28) afternoon at Tioga Downs, with over $650,000 on the line in the Empire Breeders Classics for New York-sired 3-year-olds and the Artiscape for top distaffers.   In the $239,225 filly division of the Empire Breeders Classic, carded as the seventh of nine races on the afternoon program, elimination winners Penpal...
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