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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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Bee's connections have Magic Presto to cheer

on 09/15/2016 2:00 AM
Everyone in this business longs for that horse; the one that is a world champion, a Horse of the Year and charts the course of history so their name is forever distinguished, remembered and revered. Although Magic Presto has only just begun her career, the inspiration behind her purchase was the premonition that lightning may be captured in a bottle, not once, but twice and that she could foll...
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Match race: Believe This Bob, Andreios Kardia

on 09/15/2016 2:00 AM
With the eleventh season of harness racing at Tioga Downs coming to a wrap, Laurie Poulin and Mike Deters's Prairie Fortune captured Trotter of the Year honors by way of sustained dominance over the Open ranks through the summer. However, with Mary Ann Larrimore's Believe This Bob and Ina Madill's Andreios Kardia virtually inseparable in terms of top pacing honors, they will settle their score...
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Mohawk, Miller "no fine" in Weekend Preview!

on 09/15/2016 2:00 AM
Five stakes finals will be contested Saturday night at Mohawk and the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview looks at the races. Trainer Tony Alagna filled us in on his four starters, including Elegantimage favorite Caprice Hill. Kathy Parker talked to trainer Ron Burke and he told her about an equipment change for Southwind Frank for the Canadian Trotting Classic. We also have Burke's ...
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KY announces purses for 2YOs in 2017

on 09/15/2016 2:00 AM
Horse owners selling Kentucky-bred yearlings this fall have a distinct advantage: increased purses and opportunities to race in multiple jurisdictions' sire stakes programs.   The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission's (KHRC) Sire Stakes Advisory Panel recommends increased purses for the 2017 Kentucky Sire Stakes (KYSS) and Kentucky county fair circuit. The 2017 racing season will be th...
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Racing Hill preps for Jug with 1:50.3 qualifier

on 09/15/2016 2:00 AM
Racing Hill prepped for next week's Little Brown Jug by coasting through a 1:50.3 qualifying mile at The Red Mile Thursday evening.   The qualifier took place a little after 6 p.m., before the pari-mutuel program got underway. Racing Hill's regular driver, Brett Miller, flew in to put the horse through the tune-up for the Jug and they leisurely moved off the wings of the starting ca...
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Last NYSS 2CP leg to top 3 colts in division

on 09/15/2016 2:00 AM
The final downstate New York Sire Stakes leg of the season was contested Thursday night, with Yonkers Raceway hosting the $146,823 Jim Crawford Pace for 2-year-old colts/geldings.Three, $48,941 divisions comprised the event.   The opening group had division leader Miso Fast (Matt Kakaley, $4.80) winning as he pleased. From post position No. 4, he had an open lead around the oval (:2...
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Bettorhaveanother takes Vernon feature

on 09/15/2016 2:00 AM
After a narrow miss in last week's top-level distaff, the Kellogg Racing Stables, LLC's Bettorhaveanother ($5.20) controlled an easy pace and sprinted off to evade even-money favorite Jinxy's Delight in Thursday (September 15) evening's $9,900 Mares Miracle Mile/Open Pace at Vernon Downs.   Chris Lems moved to the fore with the 4-year-old Bettor's Delight mare, assuming command...
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