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Southern Girl takes Vernon mare open pace

on 08/04/2016 2:00 AM
Employing a tracking trip through much of the mile, Connie Hochstetler's Southern Girl ($12.20) reached late to nose out even-money favorite All Charged Up in Thursday (Aug. 4) evening's featured $8,000 Mares Open Pace at Vernon Downs.   Jimmy Whittemore floated forward with the 4-year-old Sportsmaster mare to take third in the initial stages, drafting behind Looney Dune (Ben McNeil...
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Field set for Youth Foundation race at Big M

on 08/04/2016 2:00 AM
Three talented and dedicated youngsters have been selected to represent their Harness Horse Youth Foundationcamps in this year's driving demonstration at The Meadowlands on Hambeltonian Day (Saturday, Aug. 6). They are Evan Williams of North Bangor, N.Y., Cammie Lange of Canton, Ohio and Bianca Miceli of Beachwood, N.J. The non-wagering event is a half-mile dash, the standard Trottingbred d...
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Naughty III impressive in Indiana stakes final

on 08/04/2016 2:00 AM
Naughty III turned in an impressive performance to take the featured race of the evening, the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes final for 3-year-old trotting fillies, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Thursday (Aug.) 4. Perhaps even more impressive than her 1:54.4 clocking was her driver John DeLong, who steered 6 winners on the 14-race program.   Leaving from post seven in a talent...
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$75,000 Indiana finals held at Hoosier

on 08/03/2016 2:00 AM
Hoosier Park Racing & Casino played host to a stakes-filled card on Tuesday, August 2, and it was an evening ruled by favorites The 14-race card featured five of the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes finals for the two and three-year-old divisions and the post time favorite delivered in all five divisions. This marked the third round of the $75,000 finals for the three-year-old competitors and ...
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Such An Angel, Big Man Erv set new Stga mark

on 08/03/2016 2:00 AM
The track record for 2-year-old trotting colts fell on Tuesday night at Saratoga Casino Hotel as freshman trotters invaded the Spa for a card full of New York Sire Stakes competition. The 12-race program consisted of no less than 12 Sire Stakes races for freshman highsteppers. There were nine Excelsior A and B events and three Sire Stakes carrying purses of $53,500 and $54,500. ...
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On A Sunny Day's 1:55.4 tops in Ont. Gold

on 08/03/2016 2:00 AM
A power outage curtailed Mohawk Racetrack's Tuesday evening program, but before the Campbellville oval cancelled its last two races the freshman trotting fillies lit up the racing surface in a trio of $70,000 Gold divisions. On A Sunny Day took over sole control of the division point standings with an impressive effort in the first contest. The Muscle Mass daughter and driver Sylvain Filion...
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Lindy's Nightmare wins with big stretch rally

on 08/03/2016 2:00 AM
The old adage has it that "I'd rather be lucky than smart," but it's better still when you're lucky AND smart, as was driver Matt Kakaley, who guided the American Ideal mare Scandalicious to a 1:51.3 in the $14,000 high-level conditioned pace for mares Tuesday at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono.   Kakaley and Scandalicious, leaving from post two, were third-inside during conten...
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LA Delight wins Ontario Gold at Grand River

on 08/03/2016 2:00 AM
Grand River Raceway's enthusiastic Industry Day crowd lent their full support to the three-year-old pacing fillies competing in a pair of Gold Series divisions on Monday afternoon, propelling first Divas Image and then L A Delight to Canadian season's records. Warming up the large crowd for the track's signature races, the Battle of the Belles and Battle of Waterloo, the sophomore pacing fi...
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Ohio announces new Breeder's Award program

on 08/03/2016 2:00 AM
The Ohio Harness Horsemen's Association is proud to announce that the OHHA's Board of Directors has approved an Ohio Breeder's Award program.   The program will be funded through a portion of the video lottery terminal net revenue share and will pay breeder's awards to the breeder listed on the registration of Ohio Standardbred horses that were born in 2013 and thereafter, sired by ...
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Churchill, Saratoga Casino buy Ocean Downs

on 08/03/2016 2:00 AM
The Ocean City (MD) Dispatch is reporting that Churchill Downs Incorporated and Saratoga Casino Holdings announced Tuesday (Aug. 2) that they plan to purchase the Casino at Ocean Downs.   The two major racing entities will buy the racetrack and casino but longtime owner William Rickman Jr. will stay on as senior advisor. To read the full story, click here.
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Buffalo's pres Bill Richardson has Hambo starter

on 08/03/2016 2:00 AM
It's a rarity to see a Western New York connection in the Hambletonian but there's one set for the 2016 edition which is scheduled for this Saturday afternoon (Aug. 6) at The Meadowlands. Buffalo Trotting Association President Bill Richardson along with former Buffalo Raceway regular Jeff Gregory have teamed up along with Jesmeral Stable (Steven Finklestein) to send the 3-year-old gelding trot...
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Tight Lines looks for Hambo upset for Gregory

on 08/03/2016 2:00 AM
You've got to be in it to win it. That's the thought process the connections of Tight Lines are taking after drawing post 7 in a field of nine for Saturday's 91st Hambletonian at the Meadowlands.   Tight Lines, who will be in the Hambletonian's first elimination (race 8), has been selected as the longest shot on the board with 25-1 morning line for driver/trainer Jeff Gregory, ...
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SBOANJ director seats up for election

on 08/03/2016 2:00 AM
The Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey is calling for candidates in the upcoming election. Anyone interested in running for director in one of the following categories: breeder, owner or driver/trainer, may do so. There are two positions open in the breeder and owner category and one in the driver/trainer category. In order to run for one of the positions you must send ...
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Push for NJ referendum approval begins

on 08/03/2016 2:00 AM
OUR Turn NJ, a 501c4 public issue advocacy campaign dedicated to educating New Jerseyans on the benefits of expanding gaming to northern New Jersey, announced its official launch on Wednesday. The campaign, through a wide range of grass roots public engagement and advertising tactics, will work to raise awareness of the billions of dollars that can be recaptured and the thousands of jobs ...
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Carryover fuels $20,000G Pick 4 at Red Mile

on 08/03/2016 2:00 AM
A parade of longshots left no winning tickets in the Pick 4 sequence on Sunday night (July 31) at The Red Mile, leaving a $5,247 carryover into Thursday night’s (Aug 4) Pick 4.  Track officials, in conjunction with the USTA’s Strategic Wagering Program, have placed an ‘instant guarantee’ of $20,000 on the total pool Thursday night. The Pick 4 is a nightly wager covering races...
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Bettor's Dream victorious in Dream Maker final

on 08/02/2016 2:00 AM
Bettor's Dream improved to three-for-three to start his career with an impressive 1:53.4 victory in the Dream Maker Series final Monday night at Mohawk Racetrack. A field of eight 2-year-old pacing colts and geldings squared off in the $37,800 Dream Maker final.   Scott McEneny trainee Bettor's Dream was a convincing winner in the opening leg and was made the heavy 1-5 favorite in M...
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Fad Finance now 4 for 8 with NYSS win

on 08/02/2016 2:00 AM
The new month featured Empire-breds, with Yonkers Raceway Monday night hosting the $167,864 Mike Cipriani Trot/New York Sires Stakes for 3-year-old fillies. The event honored the memory of the Raceway's longtime, award-winning photographer.   A pair of $83,937 divisions were contested, won by a longshot and a short shot. The longie was 30-1 Earn Your Wings (Jason Bartlett, $63), who...
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Buck I St Pat's 2YO daughter is 2-for-2

on 08/02/2016 2:00 AM
Can't I, a two-year-old daughter of Cantab Hall out of the world champion trotting mare Buck I St Pat, is now 2 for 2 lifetime after winning a $14,000 conditioned trot Monday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono.   Buck I St Pat was voted Older Trotting Mare of the Year in 2008-2009-2010, and won the Breeders Crown for her section in the latter two campaigns for her owners Howar...
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Blooded Horse Pre-Jug yearling session online

on 08/02/2016 2:00 AM
The 60th annual Blooded Horse Pre-Jug Sale will offer 171 yearlings on Monday, August 29 as part of its 2-day venue at the Delaware County Fairgrounds in Delaware, Ohio. Most are featured with black type pedigrees that can now be viewed online. The yearlings include 117 Ohio-breds, 35 Indiana-breds and 19 from PA, IL, NY and ON.  In addition, over 500 racehorses and broodmares a...
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Big M officials to ring NASDAQ closing bell

on 08/02/2016 2:00 AM
Meadowlands Racetrack officials, along with the track's partners from ARK Restaurants, will ring the closing bell at the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square on Wednesday, Aug. 3, at 4 p.m.   The ceremony will help kick off the 91st Hambletonian, which will be raced at the Meadowlands on Saturday, Aug. 6.   The partnership between ARK Restaurants and the Meadowlands began in...
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