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Gingras hopes for big Saturday at Mohawk

on 09/02/2016 2:00 AM
Yannick Gingras will head to Mohawk Racetrack on Saturday to drive the morning line favorites in both the She's A Great Lady Stakes and Metro Pace, and the driver is impressed with both of the Jimmy Takter-trained horses.   Idyllic Beach is the 2-1 choice in the C$427,000 She's A Great Lady for 2-year-old female pacers while Ocean Colony is the 5-2 pick in the C$661,000 Metro Pace f...
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First-bet-on-us promotion part of Mohawk Saturday

on 09/02/2016 2:00 AM
Mohawk Racetrack is set to host its annual end of summer bash Saturday, better known as the Canadian Pacing Derby and Metro Pace. An outstanding 13-race program, featuring over $2.4 million purses, has been put together and will be headlined by the $616,000 Canadian Pacing Derby, $661,000 Metro Pace and $427,000 She's A Great Lady.   The Simcoe Stakes and Ontario Sires Stakes make u...
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Brown hopes for big OSS Championship night

on 09/02/2016 2:00 AM
Trainer Brian Brown will send out nine horses during Northfield Park's "Super Night" on Saturday. Eight of those are Standardbreds Brown conditioned to vie in a $250,000 Ohio Sires Stakes Championship. Post time for the 15-race Super Night program is 6 p.m. (ET) with the first Ohio Sires Stakes Championship beginning with Race 4 and continuing through Race 11.  Each OSS Champ...
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Hannah Miller leads World Cup standings

on 09/02/2016 2:00 AM
The 2016 World Cup of Amateur Racing kicked off on Friday with three races at Kincsem Park in Budapest, Hungary. In addition to the three World Cup races, there were three greyhound races and three Thoroughbred races. At the end of the first of two days of competitions Hannah Miller, the USA representative, is the current point leader on the strength of a win and a second place finish. Mill...
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Helen Smith, Harold Dancer finals at Freehold

on 09/02/2016 2:00 AM
New Jersey trotters shine at Freehold Raceway. Two SBOANJ sponsored races were held today at Freehold Raceway, the Helen Smith Final for three-year-old filly trotters and the Harold Dancer Final for two-year-old colts The Helen Smith was the eighth race on the card this afternoon with a purse of $30,000. The Julie Miller trainee Southwind Hope left from the rail position to wire the field in 1:...
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Favored freshman fillies prevail in Vernon NYSS

on 09/02/2016 2:00 AM
Favorites prevailed in all three New York Sire Stakes events for 2-year-old trotting fillies at Vernon Downs on Friday (September 2) evening, with Barn Bella's ($3.50) 1:55.3 mile proving most impressive of any. The daughter of Conway Hall and Bravissima sprinted clear at the outset of her $36,566 event, posting a :28.3 initial quarter before pulling back the pace and rebuffing a middle m...
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Jesse V wins Indiana Sires Stakes Final

on 09/01/2016 2:00 AM
  After seven career starts, Jesse V made his first trip to the winner’s circle in style as he captured the featured event of the evening, the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes final for two-year-old trotting colts and geldings, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Wednesday, August 31. With Ricky Macomber Jr. at the lines, Jesse V held off all challengers to win by a head and establish...
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Dayson dominates in NYSS at Batavia

on 09/01/2016 2:00 AM
  He's diminutive in size but dominant on the track. Dayson ($2.20) came from off the pace and pulled away to a convincing victory in his division of the $119,300 New York Sire Stakes for 3-year-old trotting colts and geldings at Batavia Downs on Wednesday night (Aug. 31).   Off the wings, Allerage Echo (Chris Lems) and The Royal Harry (Oskar Florhed) both left and battled o...
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Maestro Blue Chip sets Harrington track record

on 09/01/2016 2:00 AM
Richard Polluci's Maestro Blue Chip ($6.80, Victor Kirby) broke the Harrington Raceway 4-year-old trotting horse track record Wednesday with a 1:55.2 win in the featured $17,500 Open Trot. The Credit Winner stallion left from post position eight and set all the fractions in his win over a stout closing Strong Hope and Spunky Jack.   Trained by Jo Ann Looney-King, Maestro Blue ...
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Jimmy Dunnigan Jr. dies in Phoenix at 79

on 09/01/2016 2:00 AM
James J. "Jimmy" Dunnigan Jr., a racing executive and the son and grandson of two men who were instrumental in New York harness racing, died Aug. 25 in Phoenix, Ariz., after several years of poor health. He was 79. Mr. Dunnigan was the son of Hall of Famer James Dunnigan Sr., who founded Buffalo Raceway and managed that track for 25 years, until he built Phoenix Trotting Park and that ...
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$22,000 top yearling price at Blooded Horse Sale

on 09/01/2016 2:00 AM
The 60th annual Pre-Jug Mixed Sale held Aug. 29 and 30 n Delaware, Ohio, featured black-type yearlings along with several hundred racehorses and some excellent broodmares. Bidding was fast and serious in each division. The racehorses were led by the sale topping Oopen pacer Aimo Hanover p,4, 1:50 ($161,836) at $60,000. Consigned by Burke Racing Stable LLC, the son of Artiscape was purchased...
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Yagonnakissmeornot wins after 2-month layoff

on 09/01/2016 2:00 AM
Yagonnakissmeornot never had an anxious moment in the Wednesday feature at Saratoga Casino Hotel as the 2-5 betting favorite recorded a convincing victory with Billy Dobson in the sulky.   Yagonnakissmeornot was coming off a two-month layoff while in the midst of another season in which she has earned more than a quarter million dollars. The 7-year-old mare showed no rust ...
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Ohio championship night Saturday at Northfield

on 09/01/2016 2:00 AM
Eight $250,000 Ohio Sires Stakes Championships for Buckeye-bred 2- and 3-year-old trotters and pacers of both genders will line up behind the Northfield Park starting gate for Super Night, Saturday night, Sept. 3. A total of 64 of the highest point earners in the OSS four-leg series will partake in the grand finale for some of Ohio's finest colts and fillies. Four divisions of trotters and ...
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Dr. Patty Hogan to be honored by Thoroughbred group

on 09/01/2016 2:00 AM
Patricia Hogan, VMD, will be honored with the first-ever NYTHA "EquiStar Award" for her dedication and outstanding work on behalf of New York's retired racehorses. The EquiStar Award was created by the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association to recognize an individual or organization that, through compassion, hard work and generosity, enrich the New York Thoroughbred industry. Dr. Hogan w...
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State Treasurer looks to defend CPD title

on 09/01/2016 2:00 AM
Dr. Ian Moore trainee State Treasurer, the 2015 O'Brien Award Horse of the Year, returns to the stakes ranks to defend his Canadian Pacing Derby crown Saturday at Mohawk Racetrack. State Treasurer, who won last year's edition in 1:47.4, is one of two starters sent out by Moore in Saturday's $616,000 contest.   The 7-year-old son of Real Desire, from the Western Ideal mare Ideal...
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Wellwood says she's not ruling out Futurity

on 09/01/2016 2:00 AM
As Hambletonian winner Marion Marauder prepares for Saturday's (Sept. 3) $500,000 Yonkers Trot for 3-year-old trotters at Yonkers Raceway -- the second jewel in the Trotting Triple Crown -- trainer Paula Wellwood feels the horse is set in his ways.   That's great when it comes to being on the track, as Marion Marauder has won seven of nine starts this season, including this past Saturday'...
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Mohawk stakes, TC jewels in Weekend Preview!

on 09/01/2016 2:00 AM
With several starters in stakes events this weekend at Mohawk, Jimmy Takter has a great chance of adding more stakes races to his Hall of Fame resume. Find out why the trainer won't be anywhere near Mohawk and instead be back home in Sweden in the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview. Before Takter headed overseas, he talked to Gordon Waterstone about his chances with some of his star...
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Julie-Andy Miller sweep NYSS for 2CT

on 09/01/2016 2:00 AM
New York Sire Stakes begin the month downstate, with Yonkers Raceway hosting Thursday night's $146,024 Lew Barasch Trot for 2-year-old colts and geldings. The event again honored the memory of the iconic Hall of Fame harness publicist from the sport's golden age.   Only 11 trotters answered the bell in the two divisions, so there was a good chance that if you finished, you made mone...
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Bridge To Jesse's takes $75,000 Indiana final

on 09/01/2016 2:00 AM
Bridge To Jesse's and John DeLong made a clean sweep of the fourth round of Indiana Sires Stakes action after they captured the featured event of the evening, the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes final for three-year-old trotting colts and geldings, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Thursday, Sept. 1. With a final time of 1:54.1, Bridge To Jesse's notched his third consecutive victory at Hoosie...
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Nothing But Nice rallies for ISS final win

on 08/31/2016 2:00 AM
Nothing But Nice and driver Sam Widger used a valiant stretch rally to get up in the final strides of the featured event of the evening, the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes final for three-year-old trotting fillies, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Tuesday, Aug. 30. The Robert Reeser trained filly was able to overcome a tough, first-over trip to prevail in a tight photo in 1:56 over a slopp...
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