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State Treasurer draws post 1 in Molson Pace

on 05/24/2016 2:00 AM
The post-position draw for this year's $150,000 Molson Pace was conducted during Monday evening's pre-game show at The Raceway in London and it was three-time defending champion State Treasurer drawing the coveted rail in his quest for a historic fourth consecutive title.   The son of Real Desire may not be the intimidating presence he would have been at this time las...
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Moore looks for one more Molson Pace

on 05/24/2016 2:00 AM
Dr. Ian Moore said winning a fourth straight Molson Pace with his pupil State Treasurer would be almost beyond comprehension.   "It's been fun just to win it once. A second was a bonus and the third was just unreal last year," Moore said. "A fourth time would be unbelievable."   State Treasurer, the 2015 Horse of the Year in Canada owned by Sally and Allan MacDonald of Pr...
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WIJI tops standout field for Mullin Invitational

on 05/24/2016 2:00 AM
It could be the start of a rivalry in the aged pacing ranks, as reigning American horse of the year Wiggle It Jiggleit will once again square off against Rockin Ron in the $200,000 Dorothy Mullin Invitational Pace at Harrah's Philadelphia on Sunday.   Two weeks ago, it was Rockin Ron who was the star of the aged pacing ranks. In his first match-up with Wiggle It Jiggleit at Flamboro...
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Arrigenna named Batavia track superintendent

on 05/24/2016 2:00 AM
Peter Arrigenna, a longtime horseman who also serves as a trustee of the Agriculture and New York State Horse Breeding Development Fund and a director of the Harness Horse Breeders of New York State, has been named the new track superintendent at Batavia Downs.   Arrigenna will replace Ralph Horton, who has retired after working at the Downs for 14 years.   Besides runnin...
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God Forbid N takes second straight PcD win

on 05/24/2016 2:00 AM
God Forbid N registered her second straight victory at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono Tuesday night, kicking home with a wicked personal last half of :53.2 to take the $15,500 featured pace for mares while establishing a new mark of 1:50.1.   The daughter of Elsu followed the lively backstretch cover of Scandalicious as that one went first-over after early splits of 26.4 and 56, th...
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Aussie-bred SBSW 3YO undefeated in 18 starts

on 05/24/2016 2:00 AM
Australia's unbeaten pacer Our Waikiki Beach will be out to extend his winning streak to 19 races at the Penrith track on Thursday night when he competes in a heat of the Alabar NSW Breeders Challenge.   Trained by leading New Zealand horseman Mark Purdon, the Australian-bred son of Somebeachsomewhere has only started twice across the Tasman with the gelding having won a d...
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Goldstar Rockeette, Gold Savage win at PPk

on 05/24/2016 2:00 AM
Gold was the theme at Pompano Park on Tuesday night as Goldstar Rockette and Gold Savage shared the limelight, capturing their respective $10,000 Open pacing and trotting events.   Goldstar Rockette, the Florida bred six year-old daughter of Rock On, scored a well-earned win for Kevin Wallis in 1:54.3, pinning a two length defeat on Shortest Distance, handled by Mickey McNichol, wit...
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Mcarma, Miss Read score at Harrington

on 05/24/2016 2:00 AM
Brian Malone and Carrie Stackowitz's Mcarma ($6, Tony Morgan) improved to 4-for-5 at the current meet with a 1:53.2 win in the $17,500 Mares Open Tuesday at Harrington Raceway.   After 3-5 favorite Purrfect Bags made a brief bobble behind the starting gate and went off stride, Mcarma quickly went to the front from post position five and never relented, despite a stubborn late charge...
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PASS to Lyons Snyder, Check Six, "Fernando"

on 05/23/2016 2:00 AM
Lyons Snyder, beaten favorite in the recent rich Pennsylvania Classic Final at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, showed his bounceback abilities on Sunday night at The Downs, taking his $54,787 division of the first leg of the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes for three-year-old pacing colts and geldings in an impressive 1:49.4 over "sloppy" going while taking a new mark. Scott Zeron, handling the so...
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Northern Companion takes Pompano Open

on 05/23/2016 2:00 AM
Northern Companion, handled by Dave Ingraham, took top honors in Pompano Park's $10,000 Open Handicap Pace on Sunday night (May 22), scoring a photo finish victory over Rockntouch (Mickey McNichol) and Here Comes William (Donald Dupont) in 1:51.4. The eight year-old gelded son of Cambest, trained by Howard Klohr for owner Dorothy Zarza, brushed up first over on the backside to engage the le...
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Heavenly Bet takes Tioga final for Sinclair

on 05/23/2016 2:00 AM
Owner-trainer Mike Sinclair's Heavenly Bet ($4.60, part of entry) overcame post 8 and controlled the terms through the middle of the race en route to a 1:55 score over her stablemate Winners Over in the $23,700 Gail's Diner Series Final on Sunday (May 22) afternoon at Tioga Downs. While Winners Over (Dan Clements) was away most sharply in the field of eight, Scott Coulter gradually worked H...
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Mach It So scores in Philly Sunday feature

on 05/23/2016 2:00 AM
The clouds hung ominously over the Philadelphia skies on Sunday, but the rain did hold off, ensuring dry conditions for the races at Harrah's Philadelphia. The competitive Sunday tilt featured a winners-over $25,000 lifetime pace (purse $25,000) and two divisions of a non-winner's of $15,000 in their last five starts (purse $15,000).   In the winners-over event, it was millionaire p...
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Sherry Adams, wife of Albert Adams, dies

on 05/23/2016 2:00 AM
Sharron Ruth "Sherry" Adams, 76, wife of well-known farm manager and breeder Albert Adams, died Friday, May 20, at her home in Bellville, Ohio,with her loving family by her side. A native of Ontario, Canada, she was born Sept. 16, 1939. Mrs. Adams and her husband moved to the United States in 1962 and later became proud American citizens. She was also very proud of her Mohawk Indian heritag...
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Yonkers commingling with France begins Tuesday

on 05/23/2016 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway's Tuesday afternoon French" trots feature the usual bigger fields and longer distances, but one more ingredient gets added into the mix…bigger pots.   Beginning with Tuesday's last five races (7 through 11), commingling of the win and show pools between the North American and French-hubbed audiences takes place for all of Yonkers' overseas-exported events thro...
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Big Hawthorne weekend for Leonard, Warren

on 05/23/2016 2:00 AM
As the second full weekend of racing wrapped up at Hawthorne Race Course, the temperatures warmed and a couple of drivers heated up. Leading driver Casey Leonard had a big weekend in the bike as he guided home 13 winners over the four day racing week. Leonard opened the racing week with a three bagger on Thursday. On Friday evening, Leonard guided home five winners, some at big prices. Leon...
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NYSS gets underway at Monticello

on 05/23/2016 2:00 AM
The inaugural event for 2016 New York Sires Stakes (NYSS) took place at Monticello Raceway on Monday. Six NYSS events were contested, two races for each category, the Excelsior A's, and Excelsior B's and the upper echelon Sires Stake fields. The front end ruled, as eight of the card's 11 races were won wire to wire.   Starting off the action in the second race was the...
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Getitoffyourchest best again at Harrington

on 05/23/2016 2:00 AM
David Banks and Layfield Horses' Getifoffyourchest ($3.60, Ross Wolfenden) was a dominant winner in achieving his third straight victory in 1:51.1 Monday at Harrington Raceway in the featured $16,000 Open.   Getitoffyourchest left the gate from post three and set fractions of :27.1, :56.1 and 1:24.1 with little opposition and cruised to a two-length score in 1:51.1 over Coaster and ...
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WIJI steals first quarter, wins Battle of Lake Erie

on 05/22/2016 2:00 AM
Wiggle It Jiggleit has traveled to Northfield Park's Flying Turns on two occasions and has two track records to prove it. Winner of the 2015 Carl Milstein Memorial in 1:49.3, the fasted mile paced at Northfield Park by a three year-old gelding, Wiggle It Jiggleit is now also the fastest four year-old gelding on the half-mile oval by virtue of his easy victory in Saturday's (May 21) $200,000 Ba...
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Bee A Magician, Missile J take top Yonkers events

on 05/22/2016 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway's Saturday night $45,000 co-featured Open Handicaps were brought to us be the letter B. Ladies First, with Bee a Magician (Brian Sears, $3.50), who took a overnight rest stop and toyed with her six marquee trot rivals.   From post six (in one notch after the inside number was scratched-sick), Bee a Magician paid a :27.4 price to secure the lead. One she paid tha...
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Boston Red Rocks scores; Maestro upsets Pinkman

on 05/22/2016 2:00 AM
Boston Red Rocks may have been given a bit of a scare at the wire, but ended a trend of high-profile beaten favorites on Saturday night at the Meadowlands, scoring in his 2016 debut in a division of the New Jersey Sire Stakes for 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers.   The Steve Elliott trainee, who is pointing toward the Meadowlands Pace, was permitted to set tepid fractions of :28, ...
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