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Isle of Capri series to return in 2016 at Pompano

on 08/20/2015 2:00 AM
A reminder to horsemen that the 2015-16 live racing season at the Isle Casino Pompano Park is quickly approaching, with opening night slated for Sunday, Oct. 4.   Stall applications have generated a lot of interest, with many horsemen looking to take advantage of the racing opportunities in sunny South Florida this winter. A reminder that stall applications are due by Friday, Aug.&n...
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Hannah Miller headed to Spain in September

on 08/20/2015 2:00 AM
According to the rules of the recently completed nine-leg North American Amateur Drivers Series held at Monticello Raceway, one of the top three finishers in the series finale, dubbed "the Don Quixote Trot” would be eligible to represent the North American Amateur Drivers Association (NAADA) when they compete in a USA vs. Spain Friendship Competition in Mallorca, Spain in late September...
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Riegle Memorial at Great Darke County fair

on 08/20/2015 2:00 AM
Racing returns to Greenville, Ohio, on Friday night (Aug. 21) for The Great Darke County Fair's annual race meet. Racing also takes place on Saturday (Aug. 22), afternoon and night, and on Thursday (Aug. 27) and Friday (Aug. 28) in the afternoon and night. Afternoon post times are 1 p.m. except for Aug. 22, when it will be at 12 noon. Please note that on Aug. 21 post time is 5:30 p.m. with 19 race...
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Empire Breeders Classics Sunday at Tioga

on 08/20/2015 2:00 AM
Top New York-sired 3-year-old pacers will contest a pair of Empire Breeders Classic finals on Sunday (August 23) at Tioga Downs, while the 2015 renewal of the Roll With Joe attracted a half-dozen veteran pacers.   Pacing fillies vie for $269,000 in their Empire Breeders Classic event (race 6), and Divine Caroline (post 2) has been installed the 2-1 morning line favourite. The daught...
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Super Stakes Saturday in new Weekend Preview!

on 08/20/2015 2:00 AM
There's racing galore this weekend, with much of the action at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono for its Super Stakes Saturday card that wraps up the racetrack's weeklong 50th birthday celebration, and the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview has all the 411 you want to know. Driver Corey Callahan told Kathy Parker what his hopes are for Dude's The Man as they try and topple the odds-on fa...
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Travel Playlist, Joe Larry N Curly win NYSS

on 08/20/2015 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway Thursday night hosted the $151,624 New York Sire Stakes Jim Crawford Pace for 2-year-old colts and geldings.   Travel Playlist (Andy Miller, $2.90) fooled very few in the opening ($75,112) division, two-moving before busing the race wide open (:27.4, :57.4, 1:27, 1:54.3). Seated third early from post position five, the odds-on number worked around early leader Red Ro...
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All Bets Off, Limelight Beach head Prix d'Ete

on 08/20/2015 2:00 AM
The Ron Burke Stable entry of All Bets Off and Limelight Beach headline many of the top four-year-olds in harness racing that have entered the $200,000 second annual renewal of the Prix d'Ete Sunday at the Hippodrome 3R.   Canada's premier pacing event for many years, the Hippodrome 3R management revived the race last year for four-year-old only as part of the Grand Circuit and in 2...
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Easy as ABC in Saratoga open trot

on 08/19/2015 2:00 AM
ABC Muscles Boy (ABC Garland) pulled off an upset in the Open Trot at Saratoga Casino and Raceway on Tuesday night.   The 4-year-old trotter finished fourth in his lone local try in the trotting feature back in June and returned to the Spa to compete in Tuesday's $18,000 Open. Leading driver Bruce Aldrich Jr. piloted for trainer David Russo and sat patiently on the rail with the 11-...
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Posts drawn for Gold Cup & Saucer

on 08/19/2015 2:00 AM
The draw for the 2015 edition of the Sobeys Gold Cup & Saucer took place during the Tuesday night card of harness racing at Red Shores Charlottetown. Both of the elimination winners made massive splashes, with Trial #1 winner Crombie A setting a new CDP track record with a 1:50.3 score on Saturday night.   Crombie A is owned by Allard Racing Inc., Kapildeo Singh and Albert P...
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KY commission passes rule regulating cobalt

on 08/19/2015 2:00 AM
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has joined others in approving a rule to regulate cobalt. The commission took its action during its monthly meeting on Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 18. The new rule must now be approved via a legislative committee process.   The commission unanimously approved a rule that would institute penalties for horses testing over 25 ppb (parts per billion...
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Aaron Merriman heads to Red Mile for KYSS

on 08/19/2015 2:00 AM
Round two of the Kentucky Sires Stakes (KYSS) will take place Thursday night at The Red Mile, with single divisions for all eight divisions for 2 and 3 year olds. The races set the stage for Kentucky Super Night on Sunday, Aug. 30, with the eight finals worth $175,000 each. All four of last year's 2-year-old champions are back in action this year, including Cinnabar Hall, who won the 2014 2...
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Hugh Mitchell, Christine Magee join WEG board

on 08/19/2015 2:00 AM
Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) today announced the appointment of Christine Magee and Hugh Mitchell to its board of directors.   Mitchell is the President and Chief Executive Officer at Western Fair District in London, Ontario. He has served in many capacities in horse racing throughout his life including a term as WEG's Senior Vice President of Racing from 1999 to 200...
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All Ohio-sired card at Northfield Friday

on 08/19/2015 2:00 AM
Fifteen divisions of Ohio Sires Stakes for 2-year-old colts and fillies of both gaits will be contested on Friday night (Aug. 21) at Northfield Park. Post time is 6 p.m. (EDT). A total of 125 freshman Standardbreds -- 58 trotters and 67 pacers -- passed the Northfield Park entry box to vie for $40,000 in each division. Seven races of diagonally-gaited 2-year-olds (four colt and three filly heats) ...
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Smedshammer wins with 2YO Tbred at Saratoga

on 08/19/2015 2:00 AM
Athough trainer Trond Smedshammer has won more than 1,000 races over the years, including the Hambletonian and other major stakes, he said it was a totally different feeling watching his 2-year-old Thoroughbred Pagan win in his career debut on Monday at Saratoga.   "I was at home watching it and I had no idea what to expect,” Smedshammer told harnessracing.com Tuesday afterno...
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Pure Country completes PASS sweep

on 08/19/2015 2:00 AM
The undefeated Pure Country completed her sweep of four Pennsylvania Sires Stakes preliminary legs, and Newborn Sassy set track and stake records in Wednesday’s PASS action at The Meadows. The $212,776 event for freshman filly pacers, known as the Meadow Cheer, was contested over four divisions, with Shezarealdeal and Call Me Queen Be taking the other splits. Pure Country was on top ear...
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Dayson's 1:57.4 leads NYSS at Yonkers

on 08/18/2015 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway Monday night hosted the $150,224 New York Sire Stakes Lew Barasch Trot for 2-year-old colts and geldings. The event, honoring the memory of "Tootie,” the man who help turn Roosevelt Raceway into a household word(s) during the sport's golden age and made the International Trot a world-class happening.   Whether this group of plebes eventually becomes world class is ...
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Hill Angel takes Pure Ivory Series final

on 08/18/2015 2:00 AM
A John Bax trained filly can never be overlooked and once again Monday night at Mohawk Racetrack that statement rang true in the final of the Pure Ivory Series.   A field of 10 rookie trotting fillies contested the $35,400 final of the Pure Ivory Series. Fresh off her victory in last week's second leg, Pennies From Above was sent off as the 3/5 choice for trainer/driver Dustin Jones...
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Luck O The Irish wins OSS Gold for Durands

on 08/18/2015 2:00 AM
Throughout his career Luck O The Irish has been a consistent player on the Ontario Sires Stakes circuit, but the three-year-old trotting colt has recently found a new gear, posting his third straight victory and his first Gold Series win of the season at Mohawk Racetrack on Monday. "I'll tell you what it is, he's a big-strided colt and he's finally developed power to drive his stride,” sa...
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Working to save Showplace greenspace

on 08/18/2015 2:00 AM
Assemblymen Ron Dancer and Rob Clifton are leading an effort to save Showplace Farms, which announced it will be closing on Oct. 1. The facility covers over 150 acres in Millstone Township, and includes racetracks, a therapy swimming pool, paddocks and a blacksmith shop.   Showcase Farms opened in 1979 and has been the venue for many of the nation's most successful race horses and t...
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Count Me In makes up big ground to win

on 08/18/2015 2:00 AM
Trailing by 6 lengths at the half, Count Me In launched a prolonged move that carried him to victory in Monday's $18,000 Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows.   Count Me In picked up live cover from Lady's Dude but remained three lengths back at the top of the lane. The 6-year-old Full Count-Howl gelding found another gear for Mike Wilder and zipped by the leader, Tamarind, to tri...
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