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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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Betting Line tests clean; Jug purse to be paid

on 10/11/2016 2:00 AM
WSYX TV in Columbus, Ohio, has reported that post-race tests done on all starters in the Sept. 22 Little Brown Jug at Delaware, including winner Betting Line, have come back clean, thus the purse money will now be paid out.   The $577,000 in total purse money was held by the Ohio State Racing Commission (OSRC) until the testing process was completed. As a result of suspicious texts ...
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Hannelore Hanover draws rail in International

on 10/11/2016 2:00 AM
Resolve on Tuesday afternoon drew post No. 2 in a field of 10 for Saturday's $1 million Yonkers International Trot and was made the 3-1 morning line favorite in the 1-1/4 mile invitational event at Yonkers Raceway. Hannelore Hanover, the lone mare in the race, drew post one and was made the 4-1 second choice.   The International Trot was first contested in 1959 and held through 1995...
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She Wore Red wins Meadows feature

on 10/11/2016 2:00 AM
She Wore Red zipped to the front for Tony Hall, easily withstood a mild challenge and scored an in-hand victory in Tuesday’s $18,000 Filly & Mare Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows.   Rebounding from a tough trip last week when she was used hard twice and tired late, She Wore Red easily dispatched the only challenger she faced — the first-over R...
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My Buddy Ninkster wins in 1:50 at Dayton

on 10/11/2016 2:00 AM
My Buddy Ninkster dominated the 11th race, a $7,000 conditioned event, at Hollywood Dayton Raceway on Tuesday afternoon in 1:50.   In the process, he paced the third-fastest winning mile in the three-year history of the five-eighths mile oval. Only State Treasurer (1:48.4) and Wiggle It Jiggleit (1:49.1) have toured the track quicker in winning the 2015 and 2016 editions of the Dayt...
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On Track Piraten set for 2nd International try

on 10/10/2016 2:00 AM
Whether racing, training, or being an ambassador for harness racing, Sweden's On Track Piraten puts his best foot forward. The popular 8-year-old gelding hopes to win over more fans in the U.S. this weekend when he competes for the second time in the $1 million Yonkers International Trot at Yonkers Raceway.   The draw for Saturday's Yonkers International Trot is Tuesday afternoon. O...
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Follow International draw live online Tuesday

on 10/10/2016 2:00 AM
Post positions for the $1 million Yonkers International Trot will be drawn Tuesday, Oct. 11, at noon at Gallagher's Steakhouse in New York City. The World Championship of trotting takes place Saturday, Oct. 15, at Yonkers Raceway. First race post is 1:10 pm and the Yonkers International Trot has an approximate post time of 3:20 pm. Trotting fans can follow Tuesday's post position draw li...
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Newly-retired Pavia to be honored at Pocono

on 10/10/2016 2:00 AM
Joe Pavia Jr. recently announced his official retirement from driving to concentrate on training full-time. The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono will honor Joe's 40-year career with a special winner's circle presentation on Tuesday, Oct. 11. Horsemen and fans are welcome in the photo, after the fifth race.   In his career spanning four decades, the maroon and gold colors of Pavia were sp...
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Backstretch with Gordon: Season finale

on 10/09/2016 2:00 AM
Time flies when you're having fun. Here we are on Sunday morning, getting ready for the last of the eight days of Grand Circuit racing at The Red Mile. The weather this past week has been absolutely gorgeous, although it was a bit cooler with a strong breeze yesterday.   Over the past two weeks, I've had too much sun, and not enough sleep. I've had too much food, and not enough slee...
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Foiled Again makes Kane his 90th career win

on 10/09/2016 2:00 AM
Although overlooked by many and sent off at a hearty 9-1, Foiled Again brought his A-game to Genesee County and exhibited the heart that has earned him over $7.4 million in lifetime earnings to win the 14th annual $50,000 Robert J. Kane Memorial pace at Batavia Downs on Saturday night (Oct. 8).   Off the gate, Scott Rocks (John Cummings Jr.) and Mel Mara (Jim Morrill Jr.) argued for...
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Always B Miki wins in world record 1:46!!

on 10/09/2016 2:00 AM
Always B Miki paced the fastest mile in harness racing history Sunday afternoon at The Red Mile, capturing the $138,000 Allerage Farms Open Pace in 1:46 flat. The time not only lowered the previous race record of 1:46.4 shared by Somebeachsomewhere, He's Watching, Warrawee Needy and Holborn Hanover, it also bested the time-trial mark of 1:46.1 set by Cambest in 1993.   "It's a recor...
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Darlinonthebeach, Pure Country win Garnseys

on 10/09/2016 2:00 AM
Darlinonthebeach kicked off her cover at the top of the stretch and sprinted to a 1:48.1 victory to win the second of two divisions of the $213,500 Glen Garnsey Memorial on Sunday at The Red Mile.   Getting away fifth as Penpal cleared command in :26.2, Darlinonthebeach flushed Rock Me Baby first over at the half-mile, timed in :55. Blue Moon Stride, having brushed to the top a...
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Stolen Glimpse, Racing Hill take Tattersalls splits

on 10/09/2016 2:00 AM
On Sunday afternoon at The Red Mile, Stolen Glimpse surged down the center of the track and by Western Fame, battling at the pylons to upset in the first of two divisions for the $416,000 Tattersalls Pace in 1:49.2. While Racing Hill took control at the quarter-mile and held command to win the other division of the Tattersalls in 1:49.4.   Check Six took control through a :26.4 open...
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Flanagan Memory, Prairie Sweetheart win Allerage finals

on 10/09/2016 2:00 AM
Flanagan Memory fanned off cover and trotted down the center of the track to take the $101,000 Allerage Farms Open Trot in 1:51.2 on Sunday at The Red Mile.   JL Cruze was sent to the lead, clearing early race-leader Musical Rhythm through a :27.2 opening quarter. After a :55 half, JL Cruze braced for the challenge of Obrigado into the far turn. They were stride for stride afte...
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