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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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2TF Foxy Swan takes Indiana SS in 1:57.2

on 09/14/2016 2:00 AM
Foxy Swan, with Trace Tetrick at the lines, continued her divisional dominance as she turned in another impressive performance to take the featured event of the evening, the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes final for two-year-old trotting fillies, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Tuesday, September 13. With a final time of 1:57.2, the Erv Miller trainee made her game winning move down the ba...
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Shine N Shimmer posts 34th career victory

on 09/14/2016 2:00 AM
Howard Taylor's Shine N Shimmer ($5.40, George Dennis) notched her 34th career win Tuesday with a 1:52.3 win in the $15,000 Mares Open at Harrington Raceway.   Shine N Shimmer took immediate control from post position three and proceeded to park the 2-to-5 favorite, Purrfect Bags through brutal 26.3, 54.1 fractions. Purrfect Bags then dropped into the two-hole near three-quarters in...
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Rosecroft opens under Stronach Group

on 09/14/2016 2:00 AM
On a picture-perfect late summer evening, Rosecroft began a new chapter in its 67-year history with the opening of its 27-day fall meet Tuesday night. The 12-race program was the tracks first under new ownership of The Stronach Group, parent company of the Maryland Jockey Club. Owner-trainer Basil Sapienza's Dancing Rusty ($5.80), sent off as the 9-5 favorite in a field of nine, went to the le...
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All Bets Off to stand at Hickory Lane Farm

on 09/14/2016 2:00 AM
  The ownership group of pacer, All Bets Off p,2,1:50f; 3,1:48.3f ($2,051,723), is pleased to announce that they have reached an agreement to syndicate and stand the stallion in Ohio beginning in 2017 at Hickory Lane Farm. In the meantime, he will continue to race until the end of this racing season.   All Bets Off has excelled at the sports highest level for the p...
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CHHA to sponsor Jug prayer breakfast

on 09/14/2016 2:00 AM
The CHHA will host a free breakfast and prayer service Wednesday, September 21 at 7:30 a.m. in the Backstretch Hospitality Tent across from the Log Cabin on the Delaware County Fairgrounds. Meadowlands track announcer and TV director, Sam McKee, will share the secret of his great success in life. Prayers will be included for the safety of everyone, including the horses and other animals, at th...
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Maple Leaf, CTC set for Saturday at Mohawk

on 09/14/2016 2:00 AM
All eyes will be on harness racing's finest trotters Saturday evening at Mohawk Racetrack for Maple Leaf Trot and Canadian Trotting Classic night.   An outstanding card featuring the best trotters of all ages has been assembled with over $2.6 million in purse money on the line.   The $687,000 Canadian Trotting Classic for 3 year olds and the $632,000 Maple Leaf Trot for o...
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Big M chalk players take it on the chin

on 09/14/2016 2:00 AM
Chalk players took it on the chin during opening weekend at the Meadowlands last week. Favorites won just four of the 25 races conducted last Friday and Saturday as The Big M hosted live harness racing during the month of September for the first time since 1976.   The second and final weekend of September racing takes place Friday and Saturday night beginning at 7:15 p.m. with 13 ra...
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Burke goes for Wellwood Memorial three-peat

on 09/14/2016 2:00 AM
Trainer Ron Burke will try to win the William Wellwood Memorial for the third consecutive year, and while this season's contender What The Hill might not enter Saturday's race with the same buildup as 2015 champion Southwind Frank, the colt has shown he possesses one extremely coveted talent -- the desire to get to the finish line first.   "He just seems to be a winner," Burke said ...
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Morrisville announces aftercare initiative

on 09/14/2016 2:00 AM
Morrisville College Institute Manager, Erin Shantal is proud to announce that Morrisville College has taken on a new initiative for Standardbred aftercare.   For all yearlings owned and sold by Morrisville College at the yearling sale on Sept. 17, the College will donate $100 from the purchase price of each of their horses to a reserve fund to support any NY-Bred Standardbreds found...
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On Track Piraten, Oasis Bi International bound

on 09/14/2016 2:00 AM
With about a month before show time, the field for Yonkers International Trot, Round 2, is coming into focus. Two returnees have been confirmed for Yonkers Raceway's million-dollar-event, set for Saturday afternoon, Oct. 15. Sweden's On Track Piraten and Italy's Oasis Bi are the first pair to accept invitations. On Track Piraten wound up seventh after taking a lot of air in the 2015 Interna...
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Wiggle It Jiggleit to return to Delaware, OH

on 09/14/2016 2:00 AM
The 2015 Little Brown Jug champion Wiggle It Jiggleit is returning to the Delaware County Fairgrounds. The reigning "Horse of the Year" will be taking up residency in the LBJ Barn for fans to get an up close and personal look at on Wednesday, September 21 and Thursday, September 22. Members of "Team Teague" – driver Montrell Teague and trainer Clyde Francis - will be available for autog...
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Betting Line 3-5 in 1st Jug Future Pool

on 09/13/2016 2:00 AM
If bettors like the "hot" horse, it is no wonder that the punters have made Betting Line as the 3-5 choice in the Little Brown Jug Future Pool #1.   The son of Bettor's Delight has won 11 straight races including his last start on Saturday in the $157,111 Simcoe Stake at Mohawk from post 10. He has won the $780,000 North America Cup, the $500,000 Battle of the Brandywine and the $30...
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Freshman filly trotters in NYSS action at Yonkers

on 09/13/2016 2:00 AM
New York Sires Stakes continued downstate Monday night, with Yonkers Raceway hosting the $147,723 New York Sire Stakes Pat Quaglietta Trot for 2-year-old fillies.   The first ($48,941) grouping saw division leader Mamora Bay (Sam Schillaci, $3) win a stretch-length battle with Run for Royalty (John Campbell) in 2:00.2.   ‘Mamora,' from post position No. 5, had planned ...
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