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Jonsie Jones wins Yonkers mare pace feature

on 10/23/2015 2:00 AM
Favored Jonsie Jones (Tyler Buter, $5.30) was put to work early and in hand late Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's $40,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace.   In play at the outset from post position No. 5, Jonsie Jones made the first lead before yielding to Inittowinafortune (George Brennan). The one, in turn, gave way to Justhaven'tmetuyet (Jason Bartlett) right at the :27.2 open...
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Wiggle It Jiggleit easy 1:49.4 winner at Hoosier

on 10/23/2015 2:00 AM
Hoosier Park Racing & Casino played host to a stakes-filled card on Friday, Oct. 23, as Grand Circuit racing action made a stop at Hoosier Park's seven-eighths mile oval for the third time this season. The 13-race card was highlighted by divisions of the Circle City Stakes for three-year-old trotters and pacers and it was Harness Racing's top ranked horse, Wiggle It Jiggleit (pictured), who ...
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Kayne Kauffman tops $10 million in purses

on 10/23/2015 2:00 AM
Driver Kayne Kauffman surpassed the $10 million career purse earnings plateau on Friday night (Oct. 23) at Hollywood Dayton Raceway when he won the third race with Upfront Miss Major.   Kauffman began driving in 1994 and has won more than 100 races in 11 of the last 14 years. The 2015 season will be his best campaign yet with 249 victories and $2.35 million already in the books.
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4 $100,000 DSBF finals contested at Harrington

on 10/22/2015 2:00 AM
More than $550,000 in total purses were up for grabs as part of a showcase of Delaware's top bred horses Wednesday (Oct. 21) Harrington Raceway. Four $100,000 Delaware Breeders Fund (DSBF) final events were the centerpiece of the 13-race program, as well as their accompanying $20,000 consolations. There was also $20,000 Open events for older horses, with preference given to those who...
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Jones hoping to "rush" into Crown winner's circle

on 10/22/2015 2:00 AM
Dustin Jones hopes no one can get shorty.   Jones co-owns and trains two-time Ontario Sire Stakes champion Dont Rush, who is among the 11 horses in Saturday's $500,000 Breeders Crown for 3-year-old male trotters at Woodbine Racetrack. The colt, nicknamed "Danny” after actor Danny DeVito, is 20-1 on the morning line but has already surprised people--beginning with Jones.   ...
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Meadow Skipper book now available nationwide

on 10/22/2015 2:00 AM
Authors Victoria M. Howard and Bob Marks have announced that their recently released book, Meadow Skipper, the untold story, has been released nationwide.   The book is an unofficial biography of a champion Standardbred race horse, who singlehandedly changed the direction of an entire breed of animal.   Meadow Skipper, the untold story, is an unforgettable saga ...
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New PA track gets 1 approval, but more needed

on 10/22/2015 2:00 AM
The Pennsylvania State Harness Racing Commission (PHRC) met on Wednesday at Harrah's Philadelphia and Jonathan Newman, the chairman of the commission and in fact the lone commission member after two resigned, approved transferring assets to the latest groups trying to build a racino in Lawrence County, northwest of Pittsburgh. A track/slots facility for Lawrence County has been proposed on ...
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"Stable Stars" contest announced

on 10/22/2015 2:00 AM
Looking for a fun-filled way to take part in the upcoming Harrisburg sale? Standardbred Horse Sales Company invites you to enter its "Stable Stars” contest. You will have a chance at winning prizes and eternal bragging rights of being a winner! From now through 12 Noon on Sunday, November 1, 2015, you can enter your guess on the final hammer price of 12 designated yearlings being sold o...
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Ohio stakes for older males set for Saturday

on 10/22/2015 2:00 AM
Two $50,000 Ohio Sires Stakes (OSS) Championships for older horses and geldings will be contested Saturday night at Hollywood at Dayton Racino. Seven pacers and seven trotters will each vie in their respective divisions over Dayton's five-eighths mile oval, slated as the ninth and tenth events on the evening's 14-race card.   Rompaway Galaxy, the 2013 Ohio 2-Year-Old Trotter of...
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Hills have 2 homebred Crown contenders

on 10/22/2015 2:00 AM
Tom Hill and his family hope that this is the year they finally win a Breeders Crown race after coming close in previous editions. If fortunate to experience a Crown victory, it will come with bittersweet feelings. This year's $5.8 million finals at Toronto's Woodbine Racetrack take place on October 24, the anniversary of a Hill family tragedy. It was a day that changed their lives and thei...
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Museum honored for Roosevelt exhibit

on 10/22/2015 2:00 AM
The Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame was honored on Friday, Oct. 16, with a peer-reviewed Award of Excellence presented by the Greater Hudson Heritage Network. The Greater Hudson Heritage Network's (GHHN) Awards for Excellence program recognizes and commends exceptional efforts among GHHN members. Awards are made to projects which exemplify creativity and professional vision, resulting...
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Breeders Crown finals in new Weekend Preview!

on 10/22/2015 2:00 AM
It all comes down to the Breeders Crown! And it all comes down to reading all the stories about Saturday night's Breeders Crown finals at Woodbine in the free and new HarnessRacing Weekend Preview. If you're not going to Woodbine, find out where you can watch the races on TV. Find out why owner Mark Weaver says Foiled Again is not like John Elway. Read what Brittany Farms' Myron Bell has to say...
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PA Gov. threatens to shut down racing

on 10/22/2015 2:00 AM
In a political maneuver that has sent shockwaves through the horse racing industry, late Thursday afternoon Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf threatened to shut down racing in the state as early as next Friday because of a budget impasse over how to fund the state racing commissions. Both the state harness racing commission and the commission which regulates Thoroughbred racing are in need of...
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Napolitano breaks his own Pocono dash record

on 10/21/2015 2:00 AM
The red-hot George Napolitano Jr. broke his own record for most driving victories in one season at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono when he guided Monopoly Blue Chip to victory in the13th race of the Tuesday night program, his seventh win of the night and more importantly his 348th of the racing season at The Downs, eclipsing his old standard set in 2004. Napolitano started the night with 34...
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Wiggle It Jiggleit racing at Hoosier Friday

on 10/21/2015 2:00 AM
Wiggle It Jiggleit, the No. 1-ranked horse in harness racing, will headline the list of entrants set to go postward during the stakes filled card on Friday, October 23 at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. The Circle City Stakes for the three-year-old competitors will highlight Friday's 13-race card while the Madison County Stakes for the two-year-old competitors will be featured on Saturday, O...
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Tioga breaking ground on expansion Friday

on 10/21/2015 2:00 AM
Members of the media and the public are invited to join Tioga Downs and community leaders in a groundbreaking ceremony on Friday (Oct. 30) at 3 p.m. Tioga Downs is planning a multi-million dollar expansion now that the Gaming Location Board has recommended awarding the state's final full casino gaming license to the facility. All are invited to a series of events offering a chance to share ...
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Rheinheimers enjoying their "freaky" ride

on 10/21/2015 2:00 AM
Mary Jo Rheinheimer is not nervous. Not yet. But she will be. She always gets nervous when Freaky Feet Pete races.   There is no word from Freaky Feet Pete how he feels heading into Saturday's $531,250 Breeders Crown for 3-year-old male pacers. But if the colt does get nervous, it doesn't affect his ability to win races. Twenty-four times in his career he's gone to the starting gate...
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Maine Festival of Champions on Saturday

on 10/21/2015 2:00 AM
Scarborough Downs will play host to the inaugural edition of The Festival of Champions on Saturday, Oct. 24, with post time slated for 1:30 pm. For the first time in the 41-year history of the Maine Sire Stakes program, all eight championships will be decided on a single race day and with purses in excess of $500,000, Saturday's card will represent the richest day ever in state of Maine h...
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Purdue to build equine center at Indiana Grand

on 10/21/2015 2:00 AM
The official groundbreaking ceremony for the new Centaur Regional Equine Diagnostic and Surgical Center was hosted by Purdue University at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino Tuesday, Oct. 20. The event drew more than 200 industry leaders as well as numerous dignitaries from the community, Purdue University, and Centaur Gaming. Dr. Willie Reed, Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine, kick...
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Ohio Sires Stakes for older mares Friday

on 10/21/2015 2:00 AM
Two $50,000 Ohio Sires Stakes (OSS) for pacing and trotting mares, 4-year-olds & up, will be contested Friday night at Hollywood at Dayton Racino. Post time is approximately 6:35 pm.   Igotafeelingfran, a winner of $436,520 lifetime, headlines of field of seven pacing mares in race nine for trainer Jim Daily and driver Ronnie Wrenn, Jr. from post three as the morning line, 4-5 f...
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