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Maine horseman killed in accident at Bangor

on 09/10/2015 2:00 AM
The Bangor (Maine) Daily News has reported that local police have said Edwin "Ed" Reynolds, 64, was killed Wednesday afternoon at Bangor Raceway after the starting gate vehicle struck him while he was on the track. There was no racing taking place at the track at the time of the accident, not betting races or qualifiers. The track was scheduled to race Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 14 and 15, but ...
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Could it be Ladies Night in Maple Leaf Trot?

on 09/10/2015 2:00 AM
It's been nine years since Peaceful Way became the last female trotter to win the Maple Leaf Trot, but two ladies will be front and center when eliminations for the prestigious event are contested Saturday at Mohawk Racetrack.   Bee A Magician, a 5-year-old mare who was the 2013 Horse of the Year in both the U.S. and Canada, is the 8-5 morning line favorite in the first of two sev...
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Nuncio wins fifth straight In Sweden

on 09/10/2015 2:00 AM
Nuncio, the winner of last year's Yonkers Trot and Kentucky Futurity, won his fifth straight race of his 2015 season on Thursday night, taking a race for 4 year olds at the Gavle track in Sweden.   With his trainer, Stefan Melander, in the sulky, Nuncio, a 4-year-old stallion by Andover Hall, won by 2 ½ lengths in 1:52 over the 1,640 meter distance (about one mile). He raced wi...
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Rock N Roll Heaven moving to Deo Volente

on 09/10/2015 2:00 AM
Joe Bellino, who shares ownership of Rock N Roll Heaven with his father, Frank, told harnessracing.com Thursday afternoon that the 8-year-old pacing stallion will stand stud in 2016 at Deo Volente Farm in New Jersey. The 2010 Horse of the Year had stood the past four years at Blue Chip Farms in New York. Rock N Roll Heaven bred just 59 mares this year, and Bellino said he and his father had dec...
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New WP: What's up with Pinkman, Reverend?

on 09/10/2015 2:00 AM
The sport's top trotters are in action at Mohawk Racetrack on Saturday night, and Weekend Preview's Gordon Waterstone checked in with trainer Jimmy Takter and driver Yannick Gingras about Hambletonian champ Pinkman, who hasn't been able to get to the winner's circle for the big Colonial or Yonkers Trot. By the way, Hambo runner-up Mission Brief races on Friday night in the elims for the Eleganti...
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Rules Of The Road leads Smith entries

on 09/10/2015 2:00 AM
Rules Of The Road, runner up to Wild Honey in the $500,000 Hambletonian Oaks, faces three rivals in the $30,000 Helen Smith Trot on Friday, Sept. 11, at Freehold Raceway. With only four entrants, the Helen Smith for New Jersey-sired three-year-old trotting fillies, sponsored by the Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association of New Jersey, will be contested prior to the betting card wi...
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All Heart Gal takes Meadows mare feature

on 09/10/2015 2:00 AM
All Heart Gal stalked the leader from the pocket, then blew by in the Lightning Lane to capture Thursday's $15,000 Filly & Mare Not Listed Preferred Pace at The Meadows.   All Heart Gal was away first for Eric Ledford but yielded to Jaded Dream near the quarter. They raced that way until the stretch, when All Heart Gal knifed inside and drew off to down Jaded Dream by 1-1/2 leng...
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Rockin' In Heaven starts from post 2 at Yonkers

on 09/10/2015 2:00 AM
Not there ever a bad time to be racing well, but for Rockin' in Heaven, he's certainly picked a dandy time to get good. The 3-year-old son of Rock N' Roll Heaven looms a player Saturday night, with Yonkers Raceway hosting the New York Night of Champions (Part I). Four, $225,000 sire stakes finals of soph boys and girls, pacers and trotters go as races 5 through 8 (first post 7:10 PM), with eac...
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Nimble And Quick 1:52.1 PA Stallion final winner

on 09/10/2015 2:00 AM
The 2-year-old PA Stallion Series Championships were the main attractions on a rainy Thursday afternoon (Sept 10) at Harrah's Philadelphia, each going for a purse of $40,000.   The 2-year-old filly trot went to Jimmy Takter trainee Miss Tezsla (Yannick Gingras). The daughter of Andover Hall wasted little time getting into gear, as she wrestled the lead away from Lady Athens (An...
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Cowgirl Hall shows heels to boys at Meadows

on 09/09/2015 2:00 AM
After three straight wins against fillies and mares, Cowgirl Hall took on the boys in Tuesday's $18,000 Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows — and she showed them her heels.   The 6-year-old daughter of Cash Hall-Centerfold Hall stalked Major Athens from the pocket, then blew by for Dave Palone in the Lightning Lane to score handily in 1:53.2. Tall Cotton, the winner's stablemat...
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Da Terror is da upset winner at Running Aces

on 09/09/2015 2:00 AM
Da Terror took a step up in class Tuesday night at Running Aces and came away with an upset win in the $9,800 Open I Pace, clocked in 1:52.3 over the highly-acclaimed five-eighths mile oval.   Driver Nick Roland was content to let the diminutive 6-year-old son of Western Terror idle near the rear of the compact field of six early, then launched him into second-over positio...
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Mohawk, Kawartha Downs to honor San Pail

on 09/09/2015 2:00 AM
On the heels of San Pail's recently-announced retirement, two racetracks with strong connections to the champion trotter will be hosting tribute nights in his honor.   Mohawk Racetrack, where San Pail won three prestigious Maple Leaf Trots, along with his hometown track of Kawartha Downs where he scored an Ontario Sires Stakes Gold victory in his sophomore year, will each host eveni...
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Gewertz recalls winning '93 International Trot

on 09/09/2015 2:00 AM
Over the years, the International Trots were raced on American soil and featured the most outstanding aged trotters in the world.   Since the race was an American initiative, one would figure that the host country would have had the most winners in the event. Initially that was not the case, but over the course of time the United States trotters emerged victorious 15 times, only thr...
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Pacing stallion Three Wizzards passes at Winbak

on 09/09/2015 2:00 AM
Winbak Farm is sad to announce the passing of proven pacing stallion, Three Wizzards p,2,1:54; 3,1:52.2f ($815,154). He was 27. The stallion was bred by Whitehorse Farms. Whitehorse Farms was the farm Joe and JoAnn Thomson co-owned with Ed Gold before they sold the farm and formed Winbak Farm. Three Wizzards had been named after the farm’s owners, Joe and JoAnn Thomson and Ed Gold. Three Wi...
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Fox Valley Charm favored in Grandma Ann

on 09/09/2015 2:00 AM
Fresh off a very convincing score in last week's elimination action, Peter Karras's Fox Valley Charm will put a three-race winning streak on the line when she steps on to the track as the morning line favorite in Saturday's $116,000 Grandma Ann Championship for 3-year-old pacing fillies at Balmoral Park.   After admittedly flying under the radar a bit during her freshman season...
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Lexington Lady favored in Orange & Blue 2FP

on 09/09/2015 2:00 AM
Lexington Lady, a winner of seven of 10 starts this season, looks to be the one to beat in the $155,000 Orange & Blue Filly Championship on Saturday night at Balmoral Park.   Trained and owned by Hosea Williams, the daughter of Lexington Legend-Sephie Kay-Sportsmaster was bred by Jerry Graham and was foaled May 18, 2013 in Salem, Ill.   A bargain price at just $2,500 ...
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Fundraiser for Brad Hanners at ScD Saturday

on 09/09/2015 2:00 AM
A fundraiser will be held Saturday (Sept. 12) at Scioto Downs to benefit driver Brad Hanners, who in July was diagnosed with renal cell carcinoma, a type of kidney cancer. Hanners is at The Ohio State University's James Cancer Hospital, preparing to begin treatment.   The 43-year-old Hanners, an Ohio native who lives 50 miles southwest of Columbus with his wife Alicia and children J...
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No racing at Philly Sept. 27 due to Pope's visit

on 09/09/2015 2:00 AM
Due to the Pope's visit to the city of Philadelphia, which is expected to bring heavy congestion to the area and surrounding communities, Harrah's Philadelphia will be dark on Sunday, Sept. 27. Harrah's will race live on Monday, Sept. 28, with the regular post time of 12:40 p.m.
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Deweylovernleaver on a roll heading to Wellwood

on 09/09/2015 2:00 AM
Deweylovernleaver heads to Friday's eliminations for the William Wellwood Memorial for 2-year-old male trotters at Mohawk Racetrack with a three-race win streak, not to mention the admiration of trainer/co-owner Chris Beaver.   "He could be as good as anything I've trained, from what I can tell right now,” Beaver said. "He does it all very easy. He moves very easy; he's not pushin...
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Jate Lobell dies at age 31 at Kentuckiana

on 09/09/2015 2:00 AM
It is with great sadness that Kentuckiana Farms announces the passing of Jate Lobell. The 31-year-old stallion stood at Kentuckiana Farms for 22 years before being retired from active duty in 2009.   Jate Lobell (No Nukes–J.R. Amy, p, 3, 1:51.2M, $2,231,402) impacted the Standardbred breed like few others. At world champion at age 2, the son of No Nukes was voted 2-Year-Old P...
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