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Tetrick/Toscano sweep Geers filly splits

on 08/12/2016 2:00 AM
Tim Tetrick and Linda Toscano teamed up to capture all three divisions of the Tompkins-Geers Stakes for 2-year-old pacing fillies on Friday at Tioga Downs, while Cougar Bait ($6.10) led 2-year-old pacing colts and geldings with a track-record performance in his Tompkins-Geers split.   Tetrick and Toscano wasted no time finding the winner's enclosure, teaming up with Robin J ($2.10) ...
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Favorites dominate in NYSS freshman trots

on 08/12/2016 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway on Friday night hosted the $150,224 Milt Taylor Trot for 2-year-old colts and geldings. Two divisions at $75,112 each comprised the ‘sloppy’ event over a surface that took in a fair amount of pre-card water (start of card delayed 20 minutes).   The moisture didn’t compromise the favorites, as Devious Man (Brian Sears, $2.20, part of entry) and Such An Angel (Jo...
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Soft Idea, Dime A Dance take NYSS

on 08/12/2016 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway Thursday night hosted the $164,874 New York Sire Stakes Bruce Hamilton Pace for 3-year-old fillies. Two, $82,437 divisions made up the event, which once again honored the memory of a certified mover and shaker (as well as a fairly decent soul) in the state's racing and breeding program.   The opening Hamilton group saw Soft Idea (Scott Zeron, $15.40), from post position No...
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Unbeaten streaks on line in Friday's Geers

on 08/11/2016 2:00 AM
In Friday evening's Geers Stakes for 2 year olds at Tioga Downs, a pair of precocious pacers will aim to extend their career unbeaten streaks to five races, and both tasks will be up to driver Tim Tetrick to complete.   Kenneth Jacobs's Planet Rock, so far four-for-four while exclusively campaigning on the New York Sires Stakes circuit, has been installed the 6-5 morning l...
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Shamballa brings Indiana connection to Hoosier

on 08/11/2016 2:00 AM
There has been plenty of ink devoted to the Indiana originations of world champions Wiggle It Jiggleit, Freaky Feet Pete and Always B Miki, but the horse that paced home in front of that trio in last Saturday's $225,550 U.S. Pacing Championship also is indelibly linked to the Hoosier State as Shamballa's dam resides in Shipshewana at Cornerstone Stock Farm.   Therefore, his performa...
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Who Says That takes Batavia mare open

on 08/11/2016 2:00 AM
After getting away fifth and chasing a stiff pace to the half, Who Says That ($11.00) followed live cover in a wily drive by Drew Monti to capture the $9,500 mares Open pacing feature at Batavia Downs on Wednesday night (Aug. 10). My Tallia Ideal (Mike Caprio) left and got the lead in a speedy :27.1 first panel. But as soon as she settled in, Yes You Can (Todd Cummings) pulled and went right a...
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Ohio-sired 3CP in action at Nfld Saturday

on 08/11/2016 2:00 AM
Twenty-two 3-year-old pacing colts and gelding will vie in three $40,000 divisions of Ohio Sires Stakes on Saturday night, August 13 at Northfield Park. First race post time is 6 pm, ET.   The 22 laterally-gaited sophomores are competing in Leg 4 of the series, which culminates with the $250,000 Super Night Championship, set for Saturday, Sept. 3 at this same half-mile oval. The ser...
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Hertrich, Katz, Mossbarger new Society directors

on 08/11/2016 2:00 AM
At the annual meeting of the members of the Hambletonian Society held Aug. 5 in Rutherford, NJ, the board of directors of the Society approved the conditions of Hambletonian No. 94, the stake for foals of 2016 to be raced in 2019. In addition to the approval of the conditions for 2019 Hambletonian (and Oaks) and 2020 Hambletonian Maturity, three vacancies on the board were filled. Fred...
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Plainridge cancels Thursday due to heat

on 08/11/2016 2:00 AM
The live racing program for Thursday at Plainridge Park Casino has been canceled due to the extreme heat forecast for southeastern Massachusetts.   The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for Thursday afternoon, when the heat index is predicted to be in excess of 100 degrees.   Live racing will resume at Plainridge Park Casino on Monday, Aug. 15, ...
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OSS trotters shatter Grand River record book

on 08/11/2016 2:00 AM
Four divisions of Ontario sired trotting talent arrived at Grand River Raceway on Wednesday evening and proceeded to tear up the half-mile oval's record book.   The records started to fall in the very first $80,850 Gold Series division, as 3-year-old trotting colt Sass fought off a pair of challengers to hang on for a neck victory in 1:56.3, two-fifths of a second faster than t...
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Free owners seminar in advance of Goshen sale

on 08/11/2016 2:00 AM
The United States Trotting Association, in conjunction with the Goshen (N.Y.) Yearling Sale, will conduct a free seminar on Saturday, Sept. 17, for current or former racehorse owners considering making the transition to owning yearlings for the first time.   The seminar will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Topics include making a business plan and budget, staking considerations, the...
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AAEP awards grant for Operation Gelding

on 08/11/2016 2:00 AM
The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Foundation has awarded the Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC) a grant of $10,000 to support expansion of the Operation Gelding program. Operation Gelding provides funds and materials to help groups nationwide organize low-and no-cost clinics for owners who might not otherwise be able to afford to have their stallions castrated by a certifi...
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State Treasurer recovers from screw injury

on 08/11/2016 2:00 AM
This Saturday's Preferred Pace at Mohawk Racetrack features a solid field of nine horses, with a handicap in condition forcing State Treasurer to the outside of the starting gate. In reality, the horse is facing a second handicap in recovering from a near-tragic incident last week.   Dr. Ian Moore was looking forward to a more compact field in last week's Preferred, where a fie...
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Dan Patch, Milstein in new Weekend Preview!

on 08/11/2016 2:00 AM
The older pacers take their traveling road show to Hoosier Park this weekend for the Dan Patch, and the free and new HarnessRacing Weekend Preview has stories on all the top contenders. Trainer Jimmy Takter tells why he believes Always B Miki will be ready despite drawing post 9, and owner George Teague Jr. gives his take on Wiggle It Jiggleit. The local favorite Freaky Feet Pete returns home ...
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ABM, WIJI, "Pete," Shamballa head Dan Patch

on 08/10/2016 2:00 AM
A field of nine will be sent postward in the $325,000 Dan Patch Stakes at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday, August 12. In what is undoubtedly the most talented field ever assembled, the 23rd installment of Hoosier Park's signature event will highlight the 14-race program that is set to begin at 5:45 p.m. Boasting an increased purse of $325,000 for 2016, The Dan Patch stakes will serv...
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Mohawk Jackpot Hi-5 hit for $222,721

on 08/10/2016 2:00 AM
Only a single Jackpot Hi-5 ticket had the correct top five finishers in a wild final race Tuesday night at Mohawk Racetrack. A $0.20 Jackpot Hi-5 ticket purchased in British Columbia, costing $2,352, was the lone ticket to select the top five finishers in the final race to score a $222,721 return. The winning ticket was constructed with seven horses placed in the top spot to win, followed b...
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3FT PL Jill's 1:55.4 fastest in Ont. Grassroots

on 08/10/2016 2:00 AM
James MacDonald had scorched through four races before he took his foot off the accelerator at Mohawk Racetrack on Tuesday evening. Among the four races he won were two Grassroots divisions for the three-year-old trotting fillies. MacDonald took the first division with True Muscle, who had swung out to challenge leader I Want Kandy when that filly went offstride. True Muscle carried on...
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Dayson wins by 7, sets Saratoga track mark

on 08/10/2016 2:00 AM
Dayson (Conway Hall) shattered the track record for 3-year-old trotters on Tuesday night at Saratoga Casino Hotel.   The Ron Burke trainee was a dominant force among two year old highsteppers in the New York Sire Stakes last year and has continued his winning ways as a sophomore in 2016. Dayson came to town fresh off his career best score at the Meadowlands on Friday when he tr...
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Prairie Sweetheart wins 2016 Pocono debut

on 08/10/2016 2:00 AM
Prairie Sweetheart, undefeated in seven starts as a two-year-old while running roughshod over Florida's top pacing fillies, used her 2016 debut at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono to try purse competition away from Florida and away from stakes races – and she passed the test with flying colors, taking a $14,000 pace in a new lifetime best of 1:52.4. Matt Kakaley, who was also in the sulky ...
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Goshen Yearling Sale catalog now available

on 08/10/2016 2:00 AM
Printed and bound catalogs for the second annual Goshen Yearling Sale on Sunday, Sept. 18, at the Mark Ford Training Center in Middletown, N.Y., are now available.   To request a catalog by mail, prospective purchasers should complete the applicable form on the sales company's website: GoshenYearingSale.com --- or call (201) 863-2082.   The website also houses a PDF ...
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