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Dixie Lullaby gives Rick Zeron 8,000 wins

on 08/19/2016 2:00 AM
One of harness racing's most popular drivers, Rick Zeron scored his 8,000th career driving victory Thursday night at Mohawk Racetrack. Zeron, 59, entered the evening just a single win shy of the milestone. Driving three-year-old pacing filly Dixie Lullaby in the evening's seventh-race, Zeron was able to get the filly up in the final strides for the milestone victory. Nicknamed "The Whip"...
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Seven And Seven wins series, Champlain bound

on 08/19/2016 2:00 AM
The Define The World Series Final turned into a final-quarter sprint Thursday at Mohawk Racetrack and rookie trotter Seven And Seven put on quite a display to score the victory. Just a field of four competed in the $36,000 Define The World Series Final, but that didn't stop a pair of the rookie trotters from turning heads. Tom Durand trainee Seven And Seven captured the first leg, but was o...
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Kindergartens underway at Vernon

on 08/19/2016 2:00 AM
Trainers Jimmy Takter and Julie Miller each captured two $10,000 Kindergarten Classic preliminary events on Thursday (August 18) evening's 13-race card at Vernon Downs. Takter's King On the Hill ($3.00) took full advantage of a cozy tracking trip, closing the pocket on the far turn and hooking three-wide off the far turn to eclipse Sweet Perks (David Miller) and early pacesetter Catch the G...
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Funknwaffles wins NYSS at YR from post 8

on 08/19/2016 2:00 AM
New York Sire Stakes continued downstate Thursday night, with Yonkers Raceway hosting the $151,624 Jim Meagher Pace for 2-year-old colts and geldings. The pair of races honored the memory of the Raceway' long-time corporate controller. The outcomes were eerily similar in both resume in result. The winners graduated from the Excelsior ranks, did their damage from off-the-pace and left town 5...
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David Miller sweeps trio of PASS 2CPs

on 08/19/2016 2:00 AM
Hall of Fame driver Dave Miller was on fire Thursday afternoon at Harrah's Philly, sweeping three divisions of Pennsylvania Sires Stakes races for 2-year-old colt and gelding pacers. They each went for a purse of $63,291.   The first division saw Emerald Highlands Farm's Fear The Dragon taking advantage of a live cover flow to get the job done. The son of Dragon Again latched o...
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Kentucky to crown Sires Stakes champs Sunday

on 08/19/2016 2:00 AM
The Red Mile hosts Kentucky Super Night on Sunday, Aug. 21, with total purses of $1.4 million offered. The program features eight Kentucky Sires Stakes (KYSS) finals for 2 –and 3-year-old pacers and trotters of both sexes, with each contest worth $175,000. The historic racetrack in Lexington will soon mark the one-year anniversary of the opening of its new gaming parlor that houses 902 Hi...
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Top drivers head to Quebec for Prix d'Ete

on 08/19/2016 2:00 AM
It might be a short field with just five horses going to post Sunday at the Hippodrome 3R in the $200,000 Prix D'Ete, but the drivers coming to compete are some of the best in all of harness racing.   Yannick Gingras leads the pack as the top money-winning driver in the world this season and the last few years. The Quebec native not only will drive Rockin Ron in the Prix D'Ete, but ...
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Filly pacers vie for $110,000 in NYSS at Batavia

on 08/19/2016 2:00 AM
There is $110,200 up for grabs in the 2-year-old pacing filly division of the New York Sires Stakes (NYSS) at Batavia Downs on Saturday night but it's being competed for all in one race. In a rare instance, only eight of the 43 two-year-old pacing fillies that have started in NYSS competition this year have entered the top level this week and they will go postward in Race 4.  ...
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Pure Country back with ladies in Valley Forge

on 08/19/2016 2:00 AM
After two successive starts against the boys, Pure Country returns to racing against the ladies in Saturday's $350,000 Valley Forge for 3-year-old female pacers at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono.   She is the 5-2 morning line favorite despite an unfavorable starting spot, post No. 9, in the nine-horse field. Horses starting from post nine win 5.6 percent of the time at Pocono,...
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Purrfect Bags snags Yonkers Mare Open

on 08/19/2016 2:00 AM
Purrfect Bags (Jordan Stratton) rallied to snap odds-on Tessa Seelster (George Brennan) at the wire Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's $45.000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace.   Unhurried from post position five, last season's Lady Maud winner watched as 3-5 favorite ‘Tessa' made the lead before a :27.4 opening quarter-mile. After a soft 57-second intermission, Bettor ...
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Italian amateurs top Americans at Tioga

on 08/19/2016 2:00 AM
The visiting Italians came from behind at Tioga Downs to out-point the Americans in the Italian-American Friendship Competition and won the three-race international driving rivalry.   On the strength of two driving victories by Otello Zoretto, the visiting Italians walked away with all the accolades and overcame being on the short end of the 71-53 score that was in play prior to the...
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Harrisburg preview now at theblackbook.com

on 08/18/2016 2:00 AM
Standardbred Horse Sales Company is proud to announce that its 78th Annual Harrisburg Yearling Sale Preview is now posted on our website, http://www.theblackbook.com/. Individual yearling pedigrees will soon follow, with yearling video links posted closer to the sale. Yearling Sale dates are Monday, Nov. 7 through Wednesday, Nov. 9, featuring 899 fabulous yearlings – 478 by Pennsylvania...
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Nuncio captures Jubilee Trophy at Solvalla

on 08/18/2016 2:00 AM
In making the 49th start of his career, Nuncio won the Jubilee Trophy at the Solvalla track in Stockholm, Sweden, on Wednesday night. Two weeks ago Nuncio was scratched from a race because he had developed a fever. But he showed no ill effects, and enjoyed a favorable trip in the race to win for trainer-owner Stefan Melander. Spartan Kronos and the Melander-trained Volstead volleyed...
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Ohio Sires Stakes showcase 3YO fillies

on 08/18/2016 2:00 AM
Two divisions of 3-year-old Buckeye-bred trotting fillies highlight the Scioto Downs program on Friday night as 20 diagonally-gaited distaffs square off in the fourth round of Ohio Sires Stakes (OSS). Post time is 6:30 p.m. (ET).   Each division carries a purse of $40,000, as this final leg of OSS action will help determine who is eligible for the $250,000 Championship. The Ohi...
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RUS America announces membership drive

on 08/18/2016 2:00 AM
RUS America is announcing they are currently hosting a membership drive for Standardbred owners, trainers, existing and potential riders (including drivers), and fans interested in supporting RUS and keeping abreast of the latest news regarding racing under saddle in the United States and RUS America itself.   Membership is free. To become a member, visit the RUS America website to ...
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Freshmen set for stakes action at Mohawk

on 08/18/2016 2:00 AM
Two-year-old pacers will step into the spotlight Saturday night to kick off a month-and-a-half stretch of Grand Circuit action at Mohawk Racetrack. The Nassagaweya Stakes for freshmen pacing colts and geldings and the Eternal Camnation Stakes for rookie pacing fillies will each feature two divisions. Each event carries a total purse of $211,000.   Many of the 2 year olds competing i...
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Super Stakes Saturday in new Weekend Preview!

on 08/18/2016 2:00 AM
Super Stakes Saturday at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono is highlighted in the free and new HarnessRacing Weekend Preview, including a look at the Colonial Trot that features a Hambletonian rematch between champ Marion Marauder, second-by-a-nose Southwind Frank and third-by-a-neck Sutton, as well as three other finalists. Driver Scott Zeron talks about starting from post 2 with Marion Marauder...
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Full pedigrees now for sale on Pathway

on 08/18/2016 2:00 AM
Full catalog-style pedigrees are now available online through Pathway, the official source for Standardbred and harness racing information at the U.S. Trotting Association's website, http://www.ustrotting.com/.   These comprehensive pedigree reports are presented in the familiar catalog-style format, with information going back through four generations on the dam side. The online ve...
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Winbak yearling videos up for Goshen sale

on 08/18/2016 2:00 AM
Winbak Farm is excited to be a partner in the second annual Goshen Yearling Sale, which will be held Sept. 18 at the Mark Ford Training Center in Middletown, New York. Winbak's yearling lineup for the sale includes New York and Pennsylvania-sired yearlings. The yearlings are sired by some of the most proven stallions in North America.   New York-eligible pacing yearlings are sired b...
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No elims for Hudson Filly, Lady Maud

on 08/17/2016 2:00 AM
Due to a limited number of entrants for both Yonkers Raceway stakes, neither the Hudson Filly Trot nor the Lady Maud Pace are in need of elimination races this Saturday night.   Thus, the races for 3-year-old fillies go as "one-dash-for-the-cash" events, set for Saturday night, Aug. 27.   The seven in-to-go's (alphabetically) for $118,574 Hudson are…Celebrity Eventsy, D...
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