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Kihlstrom, Lionel upset Bold Eagle in Paris

on 02/28/2016 12:00 AM
Bold Eagle failed in his attempt to sweep the Prix d'Amerique, Prix de France and Prix de Paris when he finished second in the 2 1/2-mile long Prix de Paris on Sunday at the Vincennes track in Paris. Instead, Lionel, Norwegian-owned, trained by France's Fabrice Souloy, driven by Swedish ace Orjan Kihlstrom, won by turning back Bold Eagle in the stretch drive.   Bjorn Goop sent Timoko, run...
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Gural Hanover wins debut in Big M feature trot

on 02/27/2016 12:00 AM
Stakes-placed Gural Hanover ($2.80, part of entry) made his return to the races a triumphant one in the $25,000 Open Handicap Trot, and all-sources handle topped $3 million for the eighth consecutive card on Friday (February 26) evening at The Meadowlands. Having drawn the outside post in the field of eight, Gural Hanover took no part in the early pace, retreating to seventh as last week'...
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Gallie Bythe Beach wins distaff derby at Yonkers

on 02/27/2016 12:00 AM
Gallie Bythe Beach (Matt Kakaley, $5.40) returned to town sharp Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway’s  $32,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace. In play early from post position No. 5 (she won the 5-thru-8) draw, "Gallie" was one of four leavers. She took a brief seat third before moving around Jungle Genie N (Brian Sears). Gallie Bythe Beach made the lead right the :28...
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Kahoku wins, still perfect at Buffalo

on 02/27/2016 12:00 AM
Kahoku made it a perfect 2-for-2 over the Buffalo Raceway half-mile oval on Friday evening (Feb. 26) by going gate-to-wire to effortlessly beat Justgottogetthere by 2-3/4 lengths in the featured $8,200 trot. In his debut at Buffalo Raceway on February 19, Kahoku (Truman Gale) cruised to a two-length decision in 2:01.3 over a sloppy track. Now stepping up a notch, ...
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Old mare, young driver in Miami Valley spotlight

on 02/27/2016 12:00 AM
Aqua Artist, the oldest mare in Friday night’s $20,000 Open at Miami Valley Raceway at age nine, showed a group of talented and wealthy younger ‘girls’ that she can still get the job done.  An aggressive drive by Trace Tetrick produced a 1:53 triumph for the daughter of Artsplace, her first tally in open company in almost two years. Owned her entire life by breeders Harold Lee ...
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Social media initiative topic at day 1 of USTA

on 02/27/2016 12:00 AM
The progress of the USTA-led social media marketing program was presented and debated vigorously during the opening day of the USTA Board of Directors Annual Meeting Saturday (Feb. 27) at the Hilton-Easton. During the Communications/Marketing Committee, Rob Key, founder of Converseon, the New York-based social media marketing firm hired by the USTA to originate its social media efforts in 2...
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Big Game Hunter takes Meadows series final

on 02/27/2016 12:00 AM
Big Game Hunter bagged a sweep of the Winter Claiming Series for $20,000 claiming horse and gelding pacers when he captured Saturday's $35,500 final at The Meadows. Screen The Call took the $21,000 championship of the Winter Claiming Series for $10,000 claiming horse and gelding pacers.   Sitting fourth near the three-eighths, Big Game Hunter made a quick burst to the front for Aaro...
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Booming upset in Ontario Boys final

on 02/27/2016 12:00 AM
Legion of Boom lowered the boom with a 42/1 upset in the Ontario Boys Series final Saturday night at Woodbine Racetrack. A compact field of six competed in the $45,000 final of the three week series event for Ontario sired four-year-olds. Headlining the group of six was a pair of Richard Moreau trainees. Cajon Lightning entered the final off a victory in leg one and a third in l...
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Miami Valley features to Ice Scraper, Lookinforadventure

on 02/27/2016 12:00 AM
Ice Scraper, whose 1:50.1 triumph on April 4, 2015 still stands as the second fastest mile in Miami Valley Raceway history, notched his first local victory of 2016 when he scorched the five-eighths mile oval in 1:51 to capture the Saturday (February 27) $20,000 Open Pace. Leading driver Josh Sutton, who is averaging better than two wins per night through the first 35 programs of the curre...
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Flashy Trick takes Niatross series at Buffalo

on 02/27/2016 12:00 AM
The front running Flashy Trick had just enough gas left in the tank and managed to hang on by a nose over long shot Tymal Torch to capture the $24,000 Niatross Knockout Claiming Series final at Buffalo Raceway on Saturday night (Feb. 27). It was a perfect ending to the popular month-long series as the top four finishers were within a half length of each other in the bl...
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Trio of carryovers for Sunday Pompano

on 02/27/2016 12:00 AM
The featured exotics all went uncovered on Saturday evening (Feb 27) at the Isle Casino Pompano Park, resulting in a trio of carryovers into the Sunday night card. The 50-Cent Pick 5 covers races 1 – 5 and will offer a $1,355 carryover, while the fourth race pentafecta features a carryover of $1,779.  The Sunday evening Pick 4 will have a $3,484 carryover, with track officials placing a...
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Alagna, Conte, Gaskin named HHYF trustees

on 02/26/2016 12:00 AM
Trainer Tony Alagna, U.S. Trotting Association social media and publicity manager Allison Conte and Emily Gaskin, race marketing manager, commentator and publicist at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino at Hoosier Park have been elected to the Board of Trustees of the Harness Horse Youth Foundation. Incumbent trustees Marly Pinske, Leah Cheverie, Lillie Brown and Corey Callahan were re-elected to...
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RMTC makes threshold recommedations

on 02/26/2016 12:00 AM
The board of directors of the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) voted to approve several important recommendations from its Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) and Horseracing Testing Laboratories Committee (HTLC) at its February 23 meeting at Gulfstream Park. The Board also received an encouraging report on the significant nationwide adoption progress of the National Uniform Med...
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Photos of Tony Leonard to be exhibited in Lex

on 02/26/2016 12:00 AM
While photographer Tony Leonard is celebrated for his masterful photography of generations of Thoroughbreds and Standardbreds during racing's heyday, he quietly produced thousands of other works of art over his career. Those photos, including fine art photography, portraits, celebrity candids and more, were never viewed by anyone other than his beloved wife, Adelle, and a select few close f...
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Late closers announced for Hawthorne meet

on 02/26/2016 12:00 AM
Racing Secretary Peter Hanley has announced an ambitious late closing series that should give trotters and pacers at all classes a chance to race for "added money" with his "Have Em Ready To Roll" Late Closing Series which is scheduled to kick off in the second week of action once live racing returns to the Stickney oval on May 6. All of these late closers will carry an entry fee of $200 an...
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Meadowlands on historic wagering streak

on 02/25/2016 12:00 AM
With an unprecedented streak of seven straight nights posting all-sources handle of more than $3 million, the wagering momentum at the Meadowlands is undeniable. February handle shows a year-over-year increase of more than $2.5 million, an average of $518,862 per night and a per-race increase of $22,460 per race through the first three weekends of the month.   Over the weekend of F...
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TSM Photo Bugger gets photo taken at Meadows

on 02/25/2016 12:00 AM
TSM Photo Bugger followed live cover and roared through the lane to capture his second straight victory in Wednesday's $22,500 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows.   TSM Photo Bugger was fourth down the backside when Mike Wilder tipped him off the cones to follow the first-over I Know My Chip, who grabbed the lead at the top of the stretch. TSM Photo Bug...
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Somebody As never challenged in Dover win

on 02/25/2016 12:00 AM
Newcomer Somebody As, the race favorite, was never challenged en route to a 1:54.2 victory in the $20,000 Open/ Handicap trot on a longshot-filled Wednesday card at Dover Downs. George Dennis drove three winners on the program.   Corey Callahan left quickly from the middle of an eight-horse field to get the lead with Somebody As and never was tested on the way to his second win in f...
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Can Do sweet as candy for Riedel

on 02/25/2016 12:00 AM
Jody Riedel's life has been sweet with "Candy."   Candy is Riedel's nickname for her 7-year-old male trotter Can Do. And she says the horse can do. Riedel claimed the gelding for $30,000 last September and she has watched Can Do go from winning in the claiming ranks at Yonkers Raceway to twice winning the Open Handicap at the Meadowlands Racetrack.   "He's been a Cinderel...
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Breedings available to benefit Harness Museum

on 02/25/2016 12:00 AM
If you have not already booked your mares, the following stallion breedings are still available through the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame, with all proceeds benefiting the Museum & Hall. All bids are confidential. Some breedings have minimum bids that must be honored and may require approval of mares. Please contact the Museum as soon as possible at 845-294-6330 o...
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