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Yonkers hosts NY night of champions for 3YOs

on 09/13/2015 2:00 AM
It was a dark and stormy night, but undeterred, Yonkers Raceway forged ahead for the first of two New York Nights of Champions. For the first time since its inception in 1990, the eight sire stakes finals were halved. Saturday night, the Empire’s best 3-year-olds had the marquee, with four, $225,000 sire stakes finals. The NYSS events were each again sponsored by a prominent bre...
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Super Night champions crowned at Balmoral

on 09/13/2015 2:00 AM
Super Night XXVII at Balmoral Park is in the books as Saturday’s eight championship events showcased the Prairie States top pacers and trotters. Despite heavy rains early in the day and fall temperatures in the air the track was lightning fast as the fans enjoyed the fast paced action on and off the track with a variety bands and party packages keeping the festivities flowing. The champ...
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Ohio-breds shine in Sires Stake Championships

on 09/13/2015 2:00 AM
Eight $225,000 Ohio Sires Stakes Championships (OSS) featured Ohio’s top-bred 2- and 3-year-old pacing and trotting, colts and fillies, on Saturday night, Sept. 12 at Scioto Downs. An equal amount of longshots and even-money favorites gave the titanic crowd a great bank for their gambling buck. 2-Year-Old Filly Trot - Mild longshot (13-1) Count On Kami picked the perfect time to br...
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Teague says Wiggle It Jiggleit going to Jug

on 09/13/2015 2:00 AM
George Teague Jr. was at Scioto Downs on Saturday night to see his homebred 2-year-old filly pacer Miss Me Yet capture a $225,000 Ohio Sires Stakes championship, and Teague said he doesn't plan for it to be his only trip to Ohio this month. He plans to supplement his 3-year-old pacer Wiggle It Jiggleit to the Little Brown Jug, set for Sept. 24 at the Delaware County Fairgrounds.  ...
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Mission Brief wins; next up Elegantimage final

on 09/12/2015 2:00 AM
It was a wet night at Mohawk Racetrack Friday for the eliminations of the Elegantimage Stakes and William Wellwood Memorial. A pair of eliminations were needed for both events with the top five finishers in each division advancing to their respective finals next week.   A talented pack of 16 three-year-old trotting fillies, highlighted by superstar Mission Brief, were split into two $35,0...
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Roland N Rock wins NJSS Green Acres

on 09/12/2015 2:00 AM
Pacers were on display in New Jersey Sire Stakes - Green Acres action on Saturday at Freehold Raceway. Winning efforts were turned in by Roland N Rock and Smart Zone, both three-year-olds by Rocknroll Hanover, and LL Jackpot, a two-year-old daughter of Philos Hanover.  Each division carried a $7,000 purse. Roland N Rock [$2.10], driven by Daniel Dube and trained by Rob Harmon, was th...
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Hollywood Highway takes advantage at 43-1

on 09/11/2015 2:00 AM
The Kindergarten Classic series came to Kentucky on Thursday night with a mixed bag results-wise. Fillies began the stakes with Jimmy Takter steering the unbeaten Donato Hanover lass Haughty to an as easy as can be 1:54.1 win.   Takter moved Haughty to the front on the backstretch and widened at will in a very impressive outing. Southwind Adele was second and Sweet Ashley T third. Th...
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Posts drawn for $410,000 Peaceful Way

on 09/11/2015 2:00 AM
A trio of eliminations were contested Thursday night at Mohawk Racetrack for the Peaceful Way Stakes. A group of 22 two-year-old trotting fillies were separated into three $30,000 eliminations with the top three finishers and a fourth place finisher drawn by lot advancing to the $410,000 final on Saturday, Sept. 19.   In the first division, Staffan Lind trainee Celebrity Eventsy looked li...
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Reynolds to Cut And Paste, Soft Idea, Katies Rocker

on 09/11/2015 2:00 AM
Linda Toscano trainees Cut and Paste ($2.10) and Soft Idea ($2.40) both achieved early leads and never looked back in their respective $31,894 Reynolds Stake divisions for 2-year-old pacing fillies on Thursday (September 10) evening at Tioga Downs, while Katies Rocker ($2.20, part of entry) was king among five 2-year-old pacing colts and geldings in their lone $64,788 dash.   The first di...
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Hunterton Farm yearling videos online

on 09/11/2015 2:00 AM
Hunterton Farm's consignments for the Oct. 5 - 9 Lexington Selected Yearling Sale and Sept. 19 Ohio Selected Jug Sale are now online at HuntertonFarm.com. Videos and pedigrees for over 100 yearlings by the industries top sires can be viewed on the web site for the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale and 12 yearling for the Ohio Selected Jug Sale. Please contact the farm at (859) 987-3983 or email ...
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Limelight Beach returns to Ohio for Ewart

on 09/11/2015 2:00 AM
Limelight Beach on Saturday will race in Ohio for the first time since winning last year's Little Brown Jug. Not counting, of course, all the times co-owner Charles Wingfield has enjoyed replays of Limelight Beach racing in the Jug from his Kenton, Ohio, home.   "I'd hate to say how many times I've watched it,” said a laughing Wingfield, who is joined by brothers Robert, Thomas and Will...
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Historical Racing opens at Red Mile Saturday

on 09/11/2015 2:00 AM
The latest chapter in the storied 140-year history of Red Mile will open to the public at Noon on Saturday, Sept. 12. KRM Wagering LLC, a joint venture between Keeneland Association and Red Mile, has fueled a rebirth of the facility that now features that now features historical racing as well as live and simulcast wagering.   "The Evolution Of Horse Racing is now full...
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Homicide Hunter remains undefeated in 2015

on 09/11/2015 2:00 AM
Homicide Hunter turned in a gritty performance to find the winner’s circle Friday night at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino in the final round of $20,000 Indiana Sires Stakes eliminations for three-year-old trotting colts and geldings, extending his win streak to 12 in the process. Reaching the wire in 1:55.3, Curt Grummel’s Homicide Hunter battled back gamely in the lane to win by a nose an...
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Pure Country, Broadway Donna win PASS finals

on 09/11/2015 2:00 AM
Pure Country and Broadway Donna, a pair of harness racing’s rising stars, remained undefeated Friday at The Meadows when each captured a Pennsylvania Sires Stake championship.   Friday’s program, which offered more than $1.72 million in purses, included all four $350,000 PASS finals (two actually were worth $351,000 thanks to starting fees for also-eligibles who drew in) for 2-year-ol...
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Cinamony takes Yonkers distaff feature in 1:52.4

on 09/11/2015 2:00 AM
Favored Cinamony (George Brennan) returned to form Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway’s $48,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace.   Leaving from post position No. 6 (in one notch after an inside defection), Cinamony quickly worked around invading Sudoku (Jordan Stratton). After a :27.3 opening quarter-mile and a pokey :56.4 intermission, Carobbean Pacetry (Brent Holland) moved from ...
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Riley's Dream wins Helen Smith Trot at Freehold

on 09/11/2015 2:00 AM
Riley’s Dream took advantage of an early miscue by Rules Of The Road to win the $30,000 Helen Smith Trot by half a length on Friday, September 11, 2015 at Freehold Raceway.   With only four three-year-old New Jersey-sired trotting fillies entered, the race was contested prior to the betting card. The Helen Smith is sponsored by the Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association of New J...
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Lexington Selected Sale set to launch

on 09/10/2015 2:00 AM
The catalog has been mailed, it's available for download on the Equineline app and website, and videos have been posted. It can mean only one thing: it's "all systems go” for the 2015 Lexington Selected Yearling Sale.   This year's sale, which gets underway a day earlier than in the past, on Monday, Oct. 5, has shaped up as one of the company's strongest sales ever, according to c...
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PASS 2YO finals on tap Friday at Meadows

on 09/10/2015 2:00 AM
Friday's card at The Meadows Racetrack & Casino will offer more than $1.72 million in purses — one of the richest programs in track history — anchored by four Pennsylvania Sires Stakes championships for 2-year-olds. Each championship carries a purse of $350,000, with a $60,000 consolation also offered in each division. First post Friday is 12:55 p.m.   Much of the attention ...
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Radio broadcasts set for Little Brown Jug Week

on 09/10/2015 2:00 AM
All five days of Grand Circuit harness racing action from the Delaware County Fair (Sept. 20-24) will be broadcast on Delaware radio stations WDLR (1550AM), WINF(98.5FM) and Marysville's True Oldies WQTT (1270-AM).   The broadcasts include the live call of each race from the track announcers, interviews, handicapping analysis of each race, updated odds and complete mutual results. A...
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Hoosier Park community rallies for Hanners

on 09/10/2015 2:00 AM
The harness racing industry has recently rallied to raise funds to assist the family of Brad Hanners. Hanners, a well known harness racing driver throughout the Midwest, was diagnosed with cancer and has drawn the support of thousands in Indiana and across the entire nation.   One of the latest gestures of support comes via the Hoosier Park driving colony. Drivers Peter Wrenn and T...
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