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Ohio approves penalties for new whipping rules

on 08/27/2015 2:00 AM
The Ohio State Racing Commission unanimously approved recommended fines and suspensions regarding "Use of the Whip” and other rules for Standardbred racing at its monthly meeting on Aug. 25. The "Use of Whip” rule outlines specific types of whips and the amount of force a driver can deliver when utilizing a whip in a race.   "These fines and suspensions are a guide for judges,...
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Kentucky to crown champions Sunday at Red Mile

on 08/27/2015 2:00 AM
The annual Kentucky Sires Stakes (KYSS) Championship Night, featuring eight $175,000 finals for 2 –and 3-year-old pacers and trotters, is set for Sunday, Aug. 30, at The Red Mile. The night is a great opportunity for fans in the Bluegrass State to see the "new” Red Mile, which has been undergoing renovations that includes a newly-remodeled simulcasting area and a soon-to-open area for 906 ...
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New HarnessRacing Weekend Preview available!

on 08/27/2015 2:00 AM
Pinkman resumes his quest for trotting's Triple Crown in the Yonkers Trot eliminations this weekend, and trainer Jimmy Takter and driver Yannick Gingras give their thoughts in the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview as the gelding looks to rebound from his miscue in the Colonial. Gingras said he also has a contender in the Hudson Filly Trot that night.   B...
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Mr. Right takes lead in PA Stallion 2CT

on 08/26/2015 2:00 AM
Mr. Right went to the top of the standings among Pennsylvania Stallion Series 2-year-old colt trotters when he won the fastest of seven divisions in the $140,000 third preliminary round in 1:56.3, a personal best, in Tuesday night action at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono.   Driver Victor Kirby and the Donato Hanover-Hey Mister colt had to overcome a first-over trip, but the talented youn...
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It was a "slugfest" Tuesday at Saratoga

on 08/26/2015 2:00 AM
Slugfest, the most consistent trotting force at Saratoga Casino and Raceway over the past few seasons, made his return to the winner's circle on Tuesday night.   The track's defending Trotter of the Year dominated the Open early on this season but over the past couple of months has had to settle for several seconds, a third and a few fourths. In Tuesday's $18,000 Open, driver Jay Randall ...
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Dean Magee hits the jackpot at Running Aces

on 08/26/2015 2:00 AM
Mr. Jackpot (Dean Magee) came within two-fifths of a second of the divisional track record at Running Aces on Tuesday, capturing a $16,000 event for Minnesota-sired freshman trotters.   The 2-year-old son of Money Talks swept to the top of the field approaching the half-mile marker then held off late-charging RSS Express (Nick Roland) by three-quarters of a length at the finish line....
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Reverend Hanover returns with OSS Gold win

on 08/26/2015 2:00 AM
After coming close in each of his previous Gold Series starts, the 3-year-old pacing gelding Mr. Carrotts scored a narrow victory in front of a hometown crowd at Georgian Downs on Tuesday evening.   Owned and bred by Melvyn Varcoe, Mr. Carrotts trailed fan favorite Go Daddy Go in the outer lane for much of the mile and then sprinted down the stretch to get a whisker in front of Sportsmans...
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Live racing returns to VA at Oak Ridge Estate

on 08/26/2015 2:00 AM
Harness racing will return to Virginia this October for a four day pari-mutuel meet at the beautiful Oak Ridge Estate in Nelson County. Located just off Route 29 in Arrington, halfway between Charlottesville and Lynchburg, Oak Ridge last played host to pacers and trotters back in 2001.   All the action is sponsored by the Virginia Equine Alliance (VEA) and will be contested over a o...
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Centurion ATM: equipment change and win

on 08/26/2015 2:00 AM
Centurion ATM will try to build on his best start of the season, a victory last weekend in a consolation division of the Colonial Stakes at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, when he heads to Yonkers Raceway for Saturday's eliminations for the Yonkers Trot. And it was the colt's best start in more ways than one.   A notorious slow starter, Centurion ATM moved quickly from the gate in ...
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Bee A Magician, Magic Tonight to International

on 08/26/2015 2:00 AM
After two decades, the return of Yonkers Raceway's International Trot is within sight, thus it makes perfect sense that the field of world-class participants is beginning to take shape. With just under seven weeks until the million-dollar event—Saturday afternoon, Oct. 10—the connections of Bee a Magician and Magic Tonight have offered unqualified commitments.   Bee a Magician, ...
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Fluff Me Up sets world record at Northfield

on 08/26/2015 2:00 AM
Harness racing is typically a sport that has rural roots and its participants are usually males carrying on a family tradition that was started before they were even born. Most trainers and drivers had someone in their family or a close friend that took them under their wing, showed them the ropes and helped them get a start in the business.   However, trainer Kim Sloan had a much d...
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Tough Mac takes Harrington Open Trot

on 08/26/2015 2:00 AM
Michael Casalino's Tough Mac ($3.80, Jon Roberts) was victorious in the $16,000 Open Trot Wednesday at Harrington Raceway in 1:55.3.    Tough Mac was returning to his home state after a two start stint at Pocono Downs (Pa.), yielded him a third and fourth place finish. The Dylan Davis-trainee was sent immediately for the lead from post position three and assumed command from ra...
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Love Matters undefeated with PASS win

on 08/26/2015 2:00 AM
Truemass Volo and Love Matters both became two-time winners in the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes for two-year-old trotting colts with victories within the four divisions of the $251,780 third preliminary leg event on Wednesday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono.   First to record the double was the Muscle Massive-Tresbien Volo colt Truemass Volo, who set the pace then held off Slid...
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Jug future wagering opens Thursday

on 08/26/2015 2:00 AM
Wagering on the first of two Little Brown Jug future wagering pools will start at 12:00 Noon Thursday, August 27 and continues through 11:00 p.m. Sunday, August 30 at racetracks and internet sites throughout North America and Europe.   North America's leading pacer, Wiggle It Jiggleit has been installed at the 3-1 morning line favorite. The gelded son of Mr. Wiggles has won 16 of 18...
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Impressive efforts in Grassroots 2FPs

on 08/25/2015 2:00 AM
Mohawk Racetrack welcomed back the 2-year-old pacing fillies on Monday for their fourth Grassroots event and fans were treated to six impressive performances.   Good Will Hanover scored the quickest win of the evening, romping to a 1:53.2 score in the second $13,680 division for driver Paul MacDonell. Starting from post six, the fan favorites sailed through fractions of :27.1, :56.2...
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Two Yonkers Trot elims; 8 in Messenger final

on 08/25/2015 2:00 AM
Hambletonian winner Pinkman and New York Sire Stakes frosh champ Crazy Wow lead a list of 11 three year olds entered for the $580,000 Yonkers Trot.   The 61st edition of Yonkers Raceway's premier trotting event offers a pair of $40,000 elimination races this Saturday night (Aug. 29), with the first four finishers in each returning for the half-million-dollar final Saturday nigh...
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Full brother to Muscle Hill to stand at Victory Hill

on 08/25/2015 2:00 AM
Class Included, a full brother to Muscle Hill, sire of 2014 Hambletonian champion Trixton and 2015 Hambletonian runner-up Mission Brief, will stand the 2016 breeding season at Victory Hill Farm in Indiana.   Class Included is a 3-year-old son of Muscles Yankee and the American Winner mare Yankee Blondie. He was injured as a foal and made just one start as a 2 year old and subsequent...
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3 elims for Metro; 2 for She's A Great Lady

on 08/25/2015 2:00 AM
The present and future of harness racing's pacing ranks will be on display Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack for the eliminations of the Canadian Pacing Derby, Metro Pace and Shes A Great Lady.   An All-Star group of 18 older pacers have been split into two $40,000 eliminations for the Canadian Pacing Derby. The Metro Pace for two-year-old pacing colts has attracted 23 rookies separated ...
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Broadway Donna trots to 7th straight win

on 08/25/2015 2:00 AM
Broadway Donna and Whitelake Hanover remain unbeaten — they're a combined 13-13 lifetime — following wins in Tuesday's Pennsylvania Sires Stake action for freshman filly trotters at The Meadows.   The $205,840 event, known as the Delmonica Hanover, was contested over four divisions, with Kathy Parker and Womans Will taking the other splits. Though the luck of the draw has kept B...
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Allerage Echo sets 1:58.1 Monticello mark

on 08/25/2015 2:00 AM
The conditions were perfect on a beautiful summer afternoon; the temperature was 85, the infield flag limp, the track fast, all perfect conditions for a track record.   The action started right away in the first race, going for a purse of $53,500. Allerage Echo put his name in the record books by virtue of his 1:58.1 mark. It was the fourth win in a row for the Conway Hall – ...
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