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Five CHHA scholarships awarded

on 08/30/2016 2:00 AM
Five Scholarships were recently awarded by CHHA this year due to the generous support of a CHHA member who made a sizeable donation. Many applications from well qualified Christian students from harness racing families were received. Scholarship recipients were chosen based on their faith statements, academic and leadership achievements and financial need. Matthew Hess was awarded the Jo...
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Hambletonian broadcast viewership up

on 08/30/2016 2:00 AM
The 2016 Hambletonian broadcast which featured the U.S. Pacing Championship, Hambletonian Oaks and Hambletonian Final from the Meadowlands on Saturday, Aug. 6, projected an estimated 100,000 viewers combined for two airings.   The 90-minute broadcast aired live on CBS Sports Network from 4:00-5:30 p.m. on Hambletonian Day, Aug. 6, and was re-aired on Sunday, Aug. 14 at 3:00 p.m. CBS...
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Steacy's fillies look to overcame posts in SAGL

on 08/30/2016 2:00 AM
The value of picking your post position after an elimination victory isn't getting to select your exact spot on the gate, but rather eliminating any chance of a drawing a poor post. Half a length is all that separated rookie pacing filly Happy Hannah from securing a great post position to drawing the dreaded 10 hole in the $427,000 She's A Great Lady final on Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack...
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Fire survivor returns and wins race at Pocono

on 08/30/2016 2:00 AM
It was just over five months ago that a tragic barn fire took place at the South Florida Trotting Center in Lake Worth. Of the 23 Standardbred horses in Barn 9 that evening, only five have survived and now one of those harness racing horses that were rescued, a trotter named Celebrity Lover, has made it to the winner's circle.   On Sunday night, Aug. 28, at The Downs at Mohegan Sun ...
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Tioga Downs approved for gaming license

on 08/30/2016 2:00 AM
The New York State Gaming Commission Tuesday unanimously approved a commercial gaming license for Tioga Downs Casino, Racing and Entertainment in the Town of Nichols, ushering new jobs and investment, as well as revenue for local governments and school districts that will come to the region as a result.   "Tioga Downs' expansion will foster hundreds of new jobs and spur much-ne...
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Favorites draw inside in Triple Crown races

on 08/30/2016 2:00 AM
Tuesday afternoon’s gods of the open draw did not torture either prohibitive favorite for Yonkers Raceway’s pair of Saturday night half-million-dollar Triple Crown events.   Hambletonian winner Marion Marauder drew post position No. 4 for Yonkers Trot No. 62 and Hempt Memorial and Adios champ Racing Hill landed the 3 hole for the 61st Messenger Stakes.   The Trot goes...
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Bettor's Up equals Meadows mark in PASS

on 08/30/2016 2:00 AM
Bettor’s Up rocketed to the lead for Tim Tetrick at the quarter and blazed home in 1:51, matching Pure Country’s track record for freshman filly pacers in Tuesday’s Pennsylvania Sires Stakes at The Meadows.   Trace Tetrick guided Glassine Hanover to victory in the other division of the $183,616 event known as the Meadow Cheer, giving the Tetrick brothers a PASS sweep.  ...
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Windsong Magic takes her first Grassroots

on 08/29/2016 2:00 AM
The second straight night of Ontario Sires Stakes action at Georgian Downs featured five $18,000 Grassroots divisions for the three-year-old trotting fillies.   Windsong Magic opened the festivities with her first ever Grassroots victory, taking control of the race before the halfway marker and sailing home one and one-quarter lengths ahead of her peers. The 1:57.4 clocking was a pe...
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Videos of Hanover's Ohio Jug Sale yearlings online

on 08/29/2016 2:00 AM
The videos of the 13 Hanover Shoe Farms yearlings consigned to the Ohio Selected Jug Sale are now online and can be seen at the Hanover website hanoverpa.com. The consignment to Ohio consists of 13 well-bred yearlings representing prominent Ohio sires and coming from the sports best maternal families. The stallions represented in this offering are Dragon Again, Pet Rock and Yankee Cruiser. ...
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Summers Windsong snags Pocono feature

on 08/29/2016 2:00 AM
Summers Windsong ($29.60) found clearance, then trotted a huge last sixteenth to overhaul Tweet Me and win the $25,000 winners-over handicap feature Sunday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, continuing a weekend where favorites have regularly fallen to more-lightly-regarded horses.   Driver Eric Goodell stayed inside with the RC Royalty mare, and the pair did not look in good...
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Upsets galore in MDSS 2YO trot finals

on 08/29/2016 2:00 AM
It was a night for upsets in the Maryland Sires Stakes 2-year-old trot finals on Sunday at Ocean Downs.   Holy Trout, the favorite in the $40,475 filly trot, the Ronald "Doc" Banning Memorial, was three deep in the first turn when she made a break, leaving the Les Givens-trained entry in the lead. Jim Morand cut the 2:03.4 mile with Camita (Cam's Rocket) while stablemate L G's ...
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Fund-raiser set for Monday, Oct. 3, in Lexington

on 08/29/2016 2:00 AM
Once a year horsemen come together from all over the world to attend Grand Circuit racing and purchase high quality yearlings in beautiful Lexington. This year the Horsemen's Unicorn Foundation and the Stable of Memories have joined together to address an ever increasing need to support the preservation of the historic Round Barn and at the same time raise funds for horsemen in need. Both g...
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Snyder Scholarship Award winners announced

on 08/29/2016 2:00 AM
Harness Tracks of America and International Sound Corporation are pleased to announce the winners of this year's Harold Snyder Memorial Scholarship awards totaling $15,000.   The annual funding program, eligible to sons and daughters of harness racing participants or individuals actively engaged in the sport themselves, was launched in 1973 by Stan Bergstein, the late HTA executive ...
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McDermott reaches 1,500 training wins

on 08/29/2016 2:00 AM
Kevin McDermott earned his 1,500th career training victory this past Saturday night, Aug. 27, at Yonkers Raceway.   McDermott reached the milestone after Badix Hanover (Tyler Buter) wonthe $18,000 first-race pace in 1:52.3.   The 48-year-old McDermott has been one of the top trainers on the East Coast for the past decade. His pupils have banked more than $800,000 in each ...
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Bonnie Insko, 82, dies at home in Illinois

on 08/29/2016 2:00 AM
Bonnie Christine Insko, 82, wife of Hall of Famer Del Insko, died Aug. 25, in her home, with her husband and family at her side. She was born April 1, 1934, in Rolph, Iowa, the daughter of Andrew and Christine (Stephensen) Nelson. She was united in marriage to Delmer Insko on March 26, 1951, in Humboldt, Iowa. Mrs. Insko was the co-owner of the Del Insko Stables, was for 16 years em...
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Special T Rocks takes Harrington open

on 08/29/2016 2:00 AM
John Cancelliere's Special T Rocks ($8.40, Jim Morand) scored a 1:51 win Monday in the $16,000 Open Pace at Harrington Raceway.   Special T Rocks set the pace from post position three as Getitoffyourchest mounted a first over attack before yielding. Handsome Henry K put together a fierce rally late for the place spot but could not get to a powerful Special T Rocks who prevailed with...
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Hanover, Alabar join as sponsors of Delaney Weekend

on 08/29/2016 2:00 AM
Two of the biggest breeding operations in all of harness racing, Hanover Shoe Farms in North America and Alabar Stud in Australia/New Zealand, have both signed on as new sponsors for the sixth annual Vincent Delaney Memorial Weekend (VDM) in Ireland for 2017. In addition, Diamond Creek Farm and Joe Bellino Racing Stable in the USA, PJI Engineering and Oakwood Stud in Ireland, have all ...
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Hawthorne hosts Night of Champions Sept. 10

on 08/29/2016 2:00 AM
Hawthorne Race Course hosts Illinois' biggest night of racing, Night of Champions, on Saturday, Sept. 10, with a 7 PM post time. Presented by Xpressbet.com, the night includes 12 stake races, $700,000 in purses, a driver meet & greet, BBQ, live music, and raffles.   "At Hawthorne, we are thrilled to have harness racing back after an eight year hiatus and we wanted to celebrate w...
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Jacobs-Toscano-Tetrick have big NYSS day

on 08/29/2016 2:00 AM
Owner Ken Jacobs and trainer Linda Toscano came to Monticello Raceway on Monday afternoon with a full quiver. On the program's first race of the day, the regular New York Sires Stake for 2-year-old pacing fillies, racing for a purse of $52,500, showcased Planet Rock.   The daughter of Rock N Roll Heaven–Villa Hanover and driver Tim Tetrick wasted no time leaving from post position...
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2CP Every Way Out wires Reynolds field in 1:54.1

on 08/29/2016 2:00 AM
Every Way Out ($3.00) made every yard a winning one in the $52,780 Solicitor, a W. N. Reynolds Memorial Stakes event for 2-year-old pacing colts and geldings on Monday (Aug. 29) evening at Tioga Downs.   The son of If I Can Dream and Every Play pushed through up the pegs to establish the early lead, forcing Cougar Bait (Marcus Miller) into the pocket on approach to the first turn. E...
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