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SBOANJ sets golf benefit date for July 11

on 06/10/2016 2:00 AM
It's that time of year again. The SBOANJ will be hosting its annual golf outing to benefit the Horsemen's Benevolent Fund and TrotPAC, on Monday July 11, 2016 at Gambler Ridge Golf Club. The event starts with a round of golf, and is followed by a lovely dinner with a chance to win great prizes. Come on out and enjoy a fun filled day of food, drinks, golf and prizes. There is a wide range...
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Beaver talks about Muscle Up The Goal, career

on 06/10/2016 2:00 AM
Chris Beaver was 23 when he bought the horse that changed his life. Her name was Raging Samantha and Beaver and his mother, Johanna, purchased the future stakes-winning trotter at a yearling auction in 1995 for $9,500. A graduate of Stetson University, Beaver had been thinking about heading to veterinary school, but he became fully immersed in racing thanks to Raging Samantha and her exploits....
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Lems posts four-win night at Vernon

on 06/10/2016 2:00 AM
Fresh off his 1,000th career driving win, taken with Jessica Okusko trainee Manny in a $39,900 New York Sire Stakes event at Monticello Raceway on Monday, Chris Lems posted a four-win night at Vernon Downs on Thursday (June 9) evening. The 29-year-old South Dakota native captured the evening's featured $7,500 Miracle Mile Pace for distaffers, sustaining a first-over bid with Super Soph ($4....
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George Shaw, stallion manager, dies at 77

on 06/10/2016 2:00 AM
Arthur George Shaw, 77, of Jensen Beach, Fla., died June 5 in Stuart, Fla. The son of the late Arthur Shaw, a Standardbred driver from Wisconsin, Mr. Shaw, better known as George, was most recently active in harness racing for managing stallions, particularly those shuttling to Australia and New Zealand. Born in Milwaukee, Wis., Mr. Shaw graduated from Elkhorn High School then w...
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Spagnola, Ackbro Ms Perfect to be honored in Saratoga

on 06/10/2016 2:00 AM
The Saratoga Harness Hall of Fame & Museum announces it's annual induction ceremony and Open House, Tuesday (June 14) at the Museum. The address is352 Jefferson St, Saratoga Springs, NY. The museum is located off the Jefferson St. entrance to the Saratoga Casino Hotel.   This year's inductees are Dave Spagnola (trainer)and Ackbro Ms Perfect (horse). Spagnola, a longtime local train...
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Horseman Wayne Hyatt, 69 dies

on 06/10/2016 2:00 AM
Horseman Wayne Hyatt died May 26 at the age of 69. Mr. Hyatt worked with harness horses from the time he was a young teen. He was working under Ezra Eads when got his U.S. Trotting Association licenses to train and drive horses. He also worked for horsemen Harry and Gene Pownall, and handled Leslie Lobell for George Berkner. Mr. Hyatt was the farm manager for Mr. Joel Black's Killydonnell f...
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Waples: Control The Moment in "tough" Cup elim

on 06/10/2016 2:00 AM
Many eyes were on Control The Moment in his season debut last week and although he didn't win, the son of Well Said certainly made some noise. The Brad Maxwell trainee paced a mile in 1:49 with a :26 final-quarter in his season debut to finish second to Lyons Snyder in a division of the Somebeachsomewhere.   If it's possible to make a statement without winning, Control The Moment ce...
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NY Roundup: Noble Legend lowers Buffalo mark

on 06/10/2016 2:00 AM
The ink had barely dried in the record book but Noble Legend didn't care one bit because he was erasing his own name.   For the second straight week, Noble Legend impressively smashed the track record for 4-year-old gelded trotters in winning the $10,000 Open Trot at Buffalo Raceway Friday night (June 10). He beat his old mark of 1:57.3 by a whole second with a blistering 1:56.3 ove...
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Popular Girl Scouts night held at Hoosier

on 06/10/2016 2:00 AM
Hoosier Park Racing & Casino, in partnership with the Indiana Standardbred Association (ISA), hosted the annual Girl Scouts night at the races on Friday, June 10. The event gave more than 200 young women the opportunity to see live harness racing and learn about the various facets of the harness racing industry.   "This is one of our most popular events," said Rick Moore, Hoosie...
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Beast Mode taking on top colts in Cup elim

on 06/10/2016 2:00 AM
In 2014 Christopher Nicol purchased a yearling named Beast Mode for $5,000. That same year a $3,000 bargain named He's Watching proved to be a tough contender in the Pepsi North America Cup before going on to set an all-age world record later that season.   Beast Mode will look to pose a similar threat this year, starting in Saturday's (June 11) North America Cup eliminations at Moh...
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Fields set for Empire Breeders Classic Trots

on 06/10/2016 2:00 AM
Commanding favorite Non Stick was handed her first career defeat in her Empire Breeders Classic elimination on Friday (June 10) at Vernon Downs, while Fad Finance ($22.60) and Earn Your Wings ($18.20) copped minor upsets in the preliminaries for next week's marquee trotting event.   In the first $12,500 elimination, trainer-driver Åke Svanstedt headed to the front with 1-10 fa...
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RMTC adds Canadian director to glaucine panel

on 06/09/2016 2:00 AM
The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) has added a member to its task force charged with reviewing information on glaucine and addressing the issue of recent positives for the substance. Dr. Carolyn Cooper, director of the Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency's (CPMA) Equine Drug Control Program, will join the team of seven other expert veterinarians and laboratory directors from across...
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Sarah Svanstedt gets "amazing feeling" driving

on 06/09/2016 2:00 AM
When Sarah Svanstedt drove in an amateur race last week at the Meadowlands, it had been nearly three years since she competed on the track. But it seems that winning in a race bike is like riding a bike; one never forgets how it's done. Sarah, the wife of trainer Ake Svanstedt, guided Real DJ Hanover to victory last Friday in a GSY Series trot, rallying from the back of the pack to defeat W...
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Wiggle It Jiggleit, Pinkman lead Graduate fields

on 06/09/2016 2:00 AM
Four-year-old superstars Wiggle It Jiggleit and Pinkman head a star-studded 15-race card on Sunday (June 12) afternoon at Tioga Downs, with the third preliminary leg of the Graduate Series and New York Sire Stakes events for 3-year-old pacing fillies sharing the spotlight. In the $75,000 eighth race, a Graduate event for pacers, double millionaire Wiggle It Jiggleit squares off against ten ...
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Meadowlands' 1st annual "Wing Bowl" Saturday

on 06/09/2016 2:00 AM
The last of the Triple Crown races, the Belmont Stakes, takes place on Saturday, headlining a monster card that begins at 11:30 a.m. the simulcast of which will have the Meadowlands abuzz all day, then segue into the live racing program with first race post time of 7:15 p.m.   There is a 12-race card Saturday night at The Big M with a solid group of seven pacers set to go ...
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Tioga announces Summer Claiming Series

on 06/09/2016 2:00 AM
Tioga Downs announces a Summer Claiming Series for pacers which have raced for a claiming price of $8,000 or less in at least one of their last three starts. Preliminary legs will take place on Saturday, June 18 and Saturday, June 25, with a $14,000 final slated for Saturday, July 2. A one-time declaration fee of $50due on the day of a horse's first race in the serieswill keep a horse eligi...
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New edition of Weekend Preview now available!

on 06/09/2016 2:00 AM
The stakes season heats up this weekend with the eliminations for the Pepsi North America Cup, Fan Hanover, Goodtimes, Armbro Flight and Roses Are Red at Mohawk Racetrack on Friday and Saturday nights. In addition to past performances, the latest edition of HarnessRacing Weekend Preview has insights about the top contenders from trainers Steve Elliott, Bob McIntosh and Nancy Johansson. &nbs...
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So Nice an easy winner at Pocono

on 06/08/2016 2:00 AM
As announcer Jim Beviglia put it, "So Nice made it look so easy," and the daughter of Ponder indeed dominated the $15,500 pacing mares feature at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono Tuesday night, with a 6½-length triumph in 1:51. Although established as the 3-5 chalk coming off a lifetime best 1:49.3 last week here, So Nice was given hard early argument for the lead by Tipitina, who finally w...
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Me The Boss takes Quebec series leg

on 06/08/2016 2:00 AM
Me The Boss and driver Louis-Philippe Roy put in a game first-over effort and was able to not only collar Maximuscle, but beat him to the wire in capturing the third leg of the $120,000 Quebec-Bred Series Tuesday at the Hippodrome 3R. Louis-Philippe Roy was sensational in the sulky Tuesday as he won six of the eleven races he competed in, taking the lead in the driver standings away from Ga...
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Alagna talks about his 3 NA Cup contenders

on 06/08/2016 2:00 AM
Tony Alagna won the Pepsi North America Cup three years ago with Captaintreacherous and the New Jersey-based trainer is back again this year hoping to advance three horses to the lucrative June 18 final. Alagna's Highlandbeachycove and Racing Hill are in the first of two 9-horse North America Cup eliminations for 3-year-old male pacers Saturday (June 11) at Mohawk Racetrack. The two ...
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