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Hambletonian eligibles dominate in PASS

on 06/03/2016 2:00 AM
Hambletonian eligibles dominated the Pennsylvania Sires Stakes events at Harrah's Philadelphia on Thursday afternoon. Out of 25 entrants scattered over four divisions, 17 were Hambletonian eligible. The events were for 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters, each going for a purse of just over $41,000.   In the first division, it was Marvin Katz and Al Libfeld's Hollywood Highway...
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1997 Wilson winner Real Artist dies at 21

on 06/03/2016 2:00 AM
Real Artist, winner of the 1997 Woodrow Wilson Pace, died on Wednesday, June 1, reports owner Jules Siegel of Fashion Farms in Pennsylvania. The son of Artsplace-Rodine Hanover was 21.   On the racetrack, he won two of nine starts and $424,947 for trainer Jim Campbell, whose brother John drove him for the Wilson win in 1:52 in the Meadowlands' biggest race for juveniles. &nb...
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Quebec natives Gingras, Dube talk about being home

on 06/03/2016 2:00 AM
With the upcoming All-Star Drivers Tournament at the Hippodrome 3R set for this Sunday (June 5), we thought to ask all the drivers for some of their thoughts heading into the competition. Featured in eight championship events, races two through nine on the 1:30 p.m. program, here is what the drivers had to say. Our main question we asked was "What special talent will you be bringing to 3R that...
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15YO Justin Irvine to drive at Goshen

on 06/03/2016 2:00 AM
After the Harness Horse Youth Foundation finishes its 40th celebration brunch at the Harness Racing Museum and Hall of Fame, the festivities will move next door to the Goshen Historic Track, where HHYF graduate Justin Irvine, 15, will be competing against adults in a matinee event though it won't be Irvine's first time over that surface. Last summer he attended HHYF's Leadership Program which ...
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Pair with Jug connections attend Driving School

on 06/03/2016 2:00 AM
It's been nearly five years since Big Bad John won the Little Brown Jug, but Dawn Potter still gets emotional when she thinks back to that magical day.   Potter's husband, Ron, trained Big Bad John, who won the 2011 Little Brown Jug at the Delaware County Fairgrounds in central Ohio. Ron is stabled at the fairgrounds, where Dawn has worked around the barns for the past three ...
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Strong Hope, Noble Legend pull Buffalo surprises

on 06/03/2016 2:00 AM
There were a couple of surprises at Buffalo Raceway on a gorgeous Friday night (June 3). First, Strong Hope stunned the betting public again with an easy 2-1/2 length victory over Cold Certified in the $10,000 Open Trot. But not to be outdone two races later, Noble Legend set the track record for four-year-old gelding trotters with a 1:57.3 time over the fast track in beating Red Cla...
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Who Says That sets lifetime mark in Buffalo win

on 06/02/2016 2:00 AM
Who Says That turned in a lifetime best of 1:55.3 on Wednesday night (June 1) and easily strolled away fromMemumsnotnice to take the $8,200 featured pace for the mares at Buffalo Raceway. Sitting third behind the pace-setting Ugly Betty (Jim Morrill Jr.) and Memumsnotice (Ray Fisher Jr.), Who Says That came first over just past the three-quarter marker with Drew M...
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World-class drivers for Hippodrome 3R tourney

on 06/02/2016 2:00 AM
The most competitive field of world class drivers ever to grace a harness racing oval in the province of Quebec, will be at the Hippodrome 3R on Sunday for their inaugural All-Star Drivers Tournament.   Hall of Famer John Campbell, American sensation Tim Tetrick, 2015 Driver of the Year in the USA Yannick Gingras, Yonkers sensation Daniel Dube, 2015 Driver of the Year in Canada Sylv...
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NJSS 3YO finals on tap Saturday at Big M

on 06/02/2016 2:00 AM
The New Jersey Sires Stakes (NJSS) finals for 3-year-old trotters and pacers will each be raced for a purse of $100,000 on Saturday night at the Meadowlands. Deo Volente Farms is the title sponsor for all four divisions of the stake.   Among the contenders are the 2-year-old trotting and pacing national divisional leaders from last season, Southwind Frank and Boston Red Rocks, ...
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Ladies set for Scioto Downs showdown

on 06/02/2016 2:00 AM
The highlight of this weekend's racing action at Eldorado Scioto Downs looks to take place on Friday. The Open Pace for fillies and mares, which carries a purse of $22,000, will go as race seven of a baker's dozen on Friday.   Eight mares are geared up for a showdown, with the top three choices in the morning line all coming in off open-length victories.   Rock N Roll Xam...
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Ohio Sires Stakes action continues at Northfield

on 06/02/2016 2:00 AM
Ohio Sires Stakes (OSS) action continues Saturday night at Northfield Park with four $40,000 divisions on tap for 3-year-old trotting colts. A total of 28 diagonally-gaited specialists are set to line up behind the Northfield starting gate in the second leg of this series for Buckeye-bred sophomores. Post time is 6 pm, ET for the 15-race card.   OSS-leg one winners Overdressed (Kurt...
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PA Stallion 3CT divisions held at Harrah's

on 06/02/2016 2:00 AM
There were seven divisions of Stallion Series action for 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters on Wednesday afternoon at Harrah's Philadelphia. They were going for a purse of $20,000.   The fastest of which came in division four, when Nik Drennan trainee Iholdon (Dave Miller) stopped the clock in 1:55.1. The 3-year-old gelded son of Andover Hall went right to the top and never looked...
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Maple Leafs prospect Marner NA Cup drawmaster

on 06/02/2016 2:00 AM
Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) Thursday announced Mitch Marner, Canadian Hockey League (CHL) Player of the Year and Toronto Maple Leafs top prospect, as the guest drawmaster for the 2016 $1 million Pepsi North America Cup.   The Pepsi North America Cup post position draw will be held on Tuesday, June 14, at Mohawk Racetrack and Marner, 19, will be on hand to assist with the...
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18 race, $100,000 Grand Circuit Challenge

on 06/02/2016 2:00 AM
The 2016 Grand Circuit Challenge, which will be hosted on http://www.harnessracingfanzone.com/ as part of the Harness Racing Social Media Initiative, will offer a $100,000 grand prize to any contestant who can successfully pick the winner in each of the contest's 18 races.   The contest, which involves 10 different racetracks, will begin on Aug. 6, with the Hambletonian, Hambletoni...
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Horse owner wants to drive to winner's circle

on 06/02/2016 2:00 AM
Don Tiger has visited the winner's circle as a racehorse owner, but he would like the chance to make it there another way--by driving himself.   Tiger, a 45-year-old from Canonsburg, Pa., is among the 33 participants in the 17th annual U.S. Trotting Association Driving School, which got underway Wednesday at the Delaware County Fairgrounds in central Ohio with a welcome dinner ...
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Boston Red Rocks ready to roll in NJSS

on 06/02/2016 2:00 AM
After a journey in his most recent engagement that caused his connections' hearts to leap into their throats and their bodies slacken from the wave of terror that engulfed them, champion Boston Red Rocks is as fit as a fiddle and poised to return to the winner's circle on Saturday at the Meadowlands in the $100,000 New Jersey Sires Stakes (NJSS) final for 3-year-old male pacers.  ...
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Armbro Martini, dam of Peach Martini, dies

on 06/02/2016 2:00 AM
Winbak Farm is sad to announce the passing of Armbro Martini, 3, 1:59.1s; 1:57.4f ($100,281), who died suddenly on Sunday, at age 25. Armbro Martini was a stakes-winning daughter of Dream Of Glory. Her wins included two Ontario Sires Stakes Gold eliminations.   She is best known for being the dam of Ontario Sire Stakes final winner Peach Martini, 2, 1:57.2s; 3, 1:55f ($587,686). She...
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RMTC forms task force on glaucine

on 06/02/2016 2:00 AM
The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) has formed a task force to review information on glaucine and address the issue of recent positives for the substance. Earlier this year, several RMTC-accredited laboratories finalized positive tests for the substance. Glaucine is legally available in several eastern European and western Asian countries. The purported therapeutic effects i...
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New Weekend Preview now available!

on 06/02/2016 2:00 AM
Control The Moment and Betting Line, respectively the one-two finishers in voting for the 2015 O'Brien Award finalists for Canada's 2-Year-Old Colt Pacer of the Year, are favored in their respective divisions of the Somebeachsomewhere on Saturday at Mohawk, and in the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview, trainer Casie Coleman reveals why she has high hopes for Betting Line in 2016. A...
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"A Nap," Carlson hurt in Tuesday Pocono accident

on 06/01/2016 2:00 AM
UPDATE TO STORY: Jennifer Starr, the racing marketing manager at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, told harnessracing.com Wednesday afternoon that in the aftermath of Tuesday's race accident, driver Anthony Napolitano sustained broken ribs and is still undergoing tests for back pain, and driver Eric Carlson is being treated for a fractured ankle. Starr said Andrew McCarthy, who reportedly ...
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