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Hawthorne condition sheet now online

on 05/01/2016 2:00 AM
Racing Secretary Peter Hanley has released the condition sheet for the opening weekend of the upcoming 2016 summer harness meet at Hawthorne Race Course.   Racing will kick off on Friday, May 6, and continue on Saturday, May 7. There will be no racing on Sunday, May 8, for Mother's Day. Hawthorne will then begin its regular four night a week a schedule, Thursday-Sunday on Thursday, ...
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Wakizashi Hanover has tieback throat surgery

on 05/01/2016 2:00 AM
Standardbred Canada has reported that Wakizashi Hanover, the 2015 Pepsi North America Cup and O'Brien Award winner, is set to start back into training on Monday (May 2) after undergoing throat surgery in early April. The 4-year-old was sent to equine surgeon Dr. Patty Hogan for an examination and she found the horse had a paralyzed flap in his airway and recommended tieback...
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Katie Said scores; Hi 5 carryover at $199k

on 04/30/2016 2:00 AM
Katie Said was barely heard in the early going but spoke loud and clear through the stretch Friday night, powering past her foes for a second straight week in the $25,000 open handicap pace for fillies and mares at the Meadowlands.   The Jimmy Takter trainee was in no hurry for the first half-mile, sitting last in the field of seven off quick fractions of :26.4 and :54.2. Katie Said...
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Princess Series for 3YO fillies underway at Mohawk

on 04/30/2016 2:00 AM
The second round of the Princess Series highlighted racing action Friday night at Mohawk Racetrack. Following a scratch, a group of 11 three-year-old pacing fillies competed in a pair of $20,000 second leg divisions. Leg one winner American Curves skipped the second round, which opened the door for two new winners.   In the first division, Noone To Depend On scored a 16-1 upset vict...
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Ubettorbeturlife takes HoP invite; "Color's" third

on 04/30/2016 2:00 AM
Ubettorbeturlife turned in a gutsy performance to take home top honors in the featured event, a $21,000 Fillies and Mares Invitational Pace, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday, April 29. Slightly dismissed at odds of 5-1, Ubettorbeturlife left early for position and was game in the stretch to score her second win of the season in 1:50.4, besting her lifetime mark by a full second. ...
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JL Cruze easy qualifier winner; "Frank" scratched

on 04/30/2016 2:00 AM
The Meadowlands racetrack was abuzz Saturday morning as some of the top older horses and 3 year olds were prepping for upcoming stakes. A dozen qualifiers began at 9:30 on a dry track under clear skies with little wind and the temperature in the 50s.  Division leader Southwind Frank was programmed to qualify but did not race due to what's being reported as a quarter crack issue....
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Burke sweeps Classic elims; Darlin tops Country

on 04/30/2016 2:00 AM
JK Will Power (1:51.1) and Check Six (1:50.4) both posted new lifetime marks in winning the two $25,000 elimination races for next Saturday's $561,500 Pennsylvania Classic for PA-sired three-year-old colts and geldings at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono.   The winning duo also contributed to give trainer Ron Burke a familiar position of domination, as he sent out both winners, ...
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Freaky Feet Pete wins again at Hoosier

on 04/30/2016 2:00 AM
On a chilly night in Indiana, odds-on favorites were hot at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino as both of the heavy favorites delivered in the $21,000 featured trot and pace on Saturday, April 30. Each of the featured events saw familiar faces in the winner's circle as both races produced repeat winners from the previous week.   Freaky Feet Pete, the 2015 Breeders Crown Champion for t...
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Gotmoneyinmypocket captures Hackett

on 04/30/2016 2:00 AM
Gotmoneyinmypocket put money in owners Jerry Zosel and Kathy Ratcliff's pockets on Saturday night (April 30) at Miami Valley Raceway, capturing the $35,000 James K. Hackett Memorial championship in impressive fashion.   The 3-year-old Ohio-sired son of Feelin Friskie set sail immediately for driver Kayne Kauffman, settling in briefly in fourth despite drawing an outside post positio...
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NY round-up: JK Panache, China Dream win

on 04/30/2016 2:00 AM
JK Panache ($8.10) sustained a first-over bid to wear down the odds-on Fireyourguns in Saturday (April 30) evening's featured $8,500 Open Handicap Pace at Vernon Downs, while driver John MacDonald captured five of the evening's 13 races.   In the Open Pace, 1-5 favorite Fireyourguns (Claude Huckabone, III) was stretched out by All Stienam (John MacDonald) through a :25.3 first quart...
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Seventh Secret scores at Meadows

on 04/30/2016 2:00 AM
Seventh Secret worked out a cozy pocket trip, then blew by the leader in deep stretch to capture Saturday's $15,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life Pace at The Meadows.   Aimo Hanover was determined to seat the field, so Mike Wilder guided Seventh Secret to the pocket from post five. Aimo Hanover turned back the first-over challenge of his stablemate, Easy Again, but Seventh Secret was st...
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Art History favored in Big M Saturday feature

on 04/29/2016 2:00 AM
Saturday's 12-race card at the Meadowlands features a solid group of eight older pacers in the seventh race for a purse of $17,500.   Art History has captured the fancy of the odds-maker at 2-1 from the outside. A winner three times in 10 starts this season, Art History seems to do his best racing over the mile oval. Jimmy Marohn Jr. has the driving assignment for trainer Steve Elli...
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TLP Stable's Lou Pontone dies at 82

on 04/29/2016 2:00 AM
Louis Andrew Pontone, of Staten Island, N.Y., died peacefully surrounded by his loving family on April 28. He was 82.   Mr. Pontone shared a passion for race horses with his son, Thomas. Together they started TLP Stable in 1996. They had the privilege of owning one-of-a-kind horses. They had two Hambletonian winners, Muscle Hill and Market Share, and won Breeders Crow...
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2003 HOY No Pan Intended dies in Ireland

on 04/29/2016 2:00 AM
Triple Crown winner No Pan Intended, has died after a freak accident at Oakwood Stud in Ireland on Friday morning. He was 16.   Derek Delaney reported that the son of Pacific Fella had exercised earlier in the day as he always does and then when being led to the breeding shed, No Pan Intended had reared up, flipped over backwards and landed on his head and was dead.   "It...
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Possible sale puts Balmoral auction bids on hold

on 04/29/2016 2:00 AM
The company that oversaw Wednesday's auction of property owned by the Balmoral Racing Club has notified all high bidders that those bids are now on hold as a result of a purchase offer of Balmoral Racing Club's real estate and personal property. The notification stated the offer came in on the day of the auction. The offer does not include any property of Maywood Park, thus the action of th...
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Queen Ann M takes Hackett for filly pacers

on 04/29/2016 2:00 AM
The Ohio stakes season kicked into high gear at Miami Valley Raceway on Friday night (April 29) as Queen Ann M (Chris Page) captured the $35,000 championship leg of the James K. Hackett Memorial for Buckeye-bred sophomore pacing fillies. The daughter of Big Bad John, who earned over $100,000 as a freshman, scored gate-to-wire in 1:54.1 for owner Alan Keith and trainer Mike Roth.   I...
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NY round-up: 3 in a row at Buffalo for "Mark"

on 04/29/2016 2:00 AM
Leave Your Mark made it three in a row at Buffalo Raceway on Friday night (April 29), hanging on by a diminishing head over Strong Hope in the featured $9,000 trot. The winning time was 2:01.2 over the good track.   There were several win streaks on the line as Strong Hope came into the race with three straight while Leave York Mark and Red Clay each had two. While Red Clay finished...
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Al Raza N closes from sixth to win at Yonkers

on 04/29/2016 2:00 AM
Al Raza N (Mark MacDonald, $13) roared through the lane Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's $40,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace.   It didn't appear to be a closer's race after odds-on number Mosquito Blue Chip (Dan Dube) worked around Pasultimatedelite N (George Brennan) and dawdled through early intervals of :28 flat and :57. Even when longshot Know it All (Eric Abbatiell...
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Nuncio wins in 1:52.2 at Solvalla Wednesday

on 04/28/2016 2:00 AM
Nuncio, driven by Stefan Melander, won at the Solvalla track in Stockholm on Wednesday night in 1.52.2f. That's the fastest mile thus far this year in Europe.   Nuncio took the lead quickly after the start, with Jennifer Tillman yielding with Food Money. Down the stretch Tillman challenged with Food Money, but Nuncio was not seriously threatened, said Melander.   ...
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Mares in Meadowlands spotlight Friday

on 04/28/2016 2:00 AM
Live racing resumes on Friday at the Meadowlands with seven pacing mares featured in a $25,000 Open Handicap event, the eighth race on the program.   Last week's winner Katie Said (post 7) and bridesmaid Divine Caroline (post 6) are back for a rematch. Both mares came from off the pace with Katie Said peeling off the cover of then sprinting by Divine Caroline in a :26.2 close to the...
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