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Three year olds in action in Maryland stakes

on 08/14/2015 2:00 AM
There were eight divisions of Maryland Standardbred Fund Stakes for 3 year olds on Thursday night at Ocean Downs.   The first division of 3-year-old trotting fillies started the night's non wagering events. Driver Truman Gale sent Stories To Tell (RC Royalty-Speed Talker) right to the front from the outside holding off a late challenge from About To Explode (Explosive Matter-My...
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Bowden looks to "Patrick's" fulltime stallion career

on 08/14/2015 2:00 AM
With Father Patrick's racing career now completed, breeder and co-owner Adam Bowden is looking forward to the next phase of the trotter's career as a fulltime stallion.   The 4-year-old Father Patrick did double duty this season as a race horse and stallion. Diamond Creek Farm, owned by Bowden and his father Chris, is managing the multiple Dan Patch Award honoree's breeding career. ...
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Krispy Apple wins Yonkers Distaff feature

on 08/14/2015 2:00 AM
They finally solved Cinamony (George Brennan) Friday night August 14, as it was 17-10 favorite Krispy Apple (Jason Bartlett, $5.40) winning Yonkers Raceway’s $48,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace.   With that lass going for her seventh consecutive win since hitting town, she negotiated an assigned eight-hole to make the lead. The second choice took a 1¾-length lead into the l...
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Dobre Povendane, Bodacious win in Stallion Series

on 08/14/2015 2:00 AM
Dobre Povedane became a three-time PA Stallion Series winner during the fourth and final preliminary round for three-year-old pacing fillies Friday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, while Mezzanine Hanover, who had been unbeaten in her three series starts to date, had to settle for third in the other division to the $355,000 yearling Bodacious.   Dobre Povedane, Slovak for "...
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At Press Time a 1:51.1 Meadows winner

on 08/14/2015 2:00 AM
Third over in the cover flow, At Press Time was widest and fastest through the lane as he captured Friday’s $18,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows.   At Press Time had finished out of the money his last three races from challenging post positions. But he left from post 4 Friday and made the most of it, scoring for Dave Palone in 1:51.1. The winner...
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Jk Endofanera takes Dan Patch Stakes in 1:48.4

on 08/14/2015 2:00 AM
JK Endofanera and driver Brett Miller used a valiant stretch drive to overtake a field of ten in the 22nd installment of the $300,000 Dan Patch Stakes on Friday, August 14 at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. With a final time of 1:48.4, JK Endofanera was able to take advantage of the long Hoosier Park stretch to score his third win of the season for trainer, Jimmy Takter.   Leaving...
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Nora Rockwell, Hannelore Hanover score INSS finals

on 08/14/2015 2:00 AM
In an action-packed undercard leading up to the 22nd edition of the $300,000 Dan Patch Stakes presented by Hoosier Park Racing & Casino, the fillies were the first to strut their stuff in the first two editions of the four $75,000 Indiana Sire Stakes Finals on Friday, August 14 and each post time favorite certainly relished the spotlight. Nora Rockwell, whose owner and trainer, Marlin Fry ...
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Record for Wiggle It Jiggleit in Milstein Memorial

on 08/14/2015 2:00 AM
Rebounding from a fourth-place finish in the Cane Pace, Wiggle It Jiggleit set a new standard at Northfield Park Friday night, August 14 in the $405,000 Carl Milstein Memorial. Sent off as the 1-9 favorite, the son of Mr Wiggles won the event in a track record 1:49.3 performance for owner George Teague Jr. The time shaved more than two seconds off the previous mark for three-year-old gelding p...
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Favorites prevail in Ohio Sires Stakes action

on 08/14/2015 2:00 AM
Like Old Times notched the first of four $40,000 Ohio Sires Stakes (OSS) divisions for 3-year-old fillies on Friday night, August 14 at Northfield Park. The Don McKirgan-trained daughter of Chip Chip Hooray bested seven trotting rivals to win in a front-stepping 1:57 with Ronnie Wrenn, Jr, at the lines.   Owned and bred by Keith Ross of Bellefontaine, Ohio, Like Old Times pushed her...
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Indiana Sires Stakes star Churita has "it"

on 08/13/2015 2:00 AM
When she is scoring down or on her way to the gate, Churita's adoring fans line up on the fence at Hoosier Park nudging one another with their elbows and talking softly amongst themselves about how fabulous she looks. It's as if the Anderson oval is her very own personal runway and all in attendance are only there to witness her.   "You really can just see it in her eyes,” said her owne...
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Seafood Missy scores lifetime mark at Saratoga

on 08/13/2015 2:00 AM
Seafood Missy (American Ideal) scored first-over in career-best fashion on Wednesday night at Saratoga Casino and Raceway to complete a double for trainer-driver Brian Cross.   The 3-year-old pacing filly has been competing in Excelsior Series races for much of the summer and following a pair of breaks, qualified before competing in Wednesday's $8,900 conditional pace for fillies and mare...
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Balmoral Park, Xpressbet announce partnership

on 08/13/2015 2:00 AM
Leading online horse racing wagering provider, Xpressbet, and Chicago's Balmoral Park are excited to announce they have entered into an affiliate partnership. Together, they will work to promote online wagering to Illinois residents, as well as to bring awareness to Balmoral and its sister track, Maywood Park, with Xpressbet's customers and racing fans.   One of the largest online h...
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For Erv Miller, love does matter

on 08/13/2015 2:00 AM
It is early in his career, but Erv Miller sees lots to love so far about trotter Love Matters.   Love Matters, a son of Explosive Matter out of the mare Lotsa Love, is undefeated in three starts. On Sunday, the colt is the 8-5 favorite in the third of six divisions of the Tompkins-Geers Stakes for 2-year-old male trotters at Tioga Downs in New York. Marcus Miller, Erv's son, will d...
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Ohio Sires Stakes share Northfield spotlight

on 08/13/2015 2:00 AM
Four $40,000 divisions of sophomore fillies wage war in Ohio Sires Stakes (OSS) contests at Northfield Park Friday night. The events for trotting and pacing Buckeye-breds are part of the undercard alongside the featured $405,000 Carl Milstein Memorial.   In the first of two trotting divisions (Race 2), Like Old Times hails from post five for trainer Don McKirgan. Bred and owned by K...
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Big races on Friday; get new Weekend Preview

on 08/13/2015 2:00 AM
The biggest races of the weekend are all on Friday night as Hoosier Park plays host to the Dan Patch Invitational and Northfield Park showcases 3-year-old pacing colts in the Carl Milstein Memorial. Gordon Waterstone checked in with George Teague Jr. to see how Wiggle It Jiggleit was following the speed battle he got into in last weekend's Cane Pace, and has George's update. By the way, the Da...
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Phil Hudon drives 4,000th winner

on 08/13/2015 2:00 AM
Driver Phil Hudon reached the 4,000 win plateau Thursday night at Mohawk Racetrack. Hudon, who came into racing action Thursday just win one shy of the milestone, guided pacer New York Nightmare to victory in the evening's third race to record his 4,000th win.   A resident of Guelph, Ont., Hudon, 40, has been a regular on the Woodbine Entertainment circuit for more than 15...
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WISH-TV of Indianapolis to broadcast Dan Patch

on 08/13/2015 2:00 AM
WISH-TV's partnership with Centaur Gaming will continue with a special broadcast of the 22nd edition of the $300,000 Dan Patch Stakes, a race featuring the best in the sport of harness racing at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday, Aug. 14, during the 10 p.m. news hour. The WISH TV broadcasting partnership kicked off on Saturday, July 18, with coverage of the Indiana Oaks and Indiana De...
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Indiana's Airman Batten ready for Friday

on 08/13/2015 2:00 AM
It was typical Thursday evening at Hoosier Park with a series of Indiana Sires Stakes eliminations, but the crowd, horsemen and employees alike awaited the 11th race with bated breath for there was a particular black colt they had waited for nearly 10 months to see. He had not been in Anderson since his second place finish in the $220,000 Indiana Sire Stakes final for his age, sex and gender l...
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2YO Deep Impact takes Mohawk series leg

on 08/13/2015 2:00 AM
After coming up a half-length short in leg one, Deep Impact wasn't messing around Thursday evening at Mohawk Racetrack in round two of the Define The World series.   A field of seven rookie trotters contested the $12,000 second leg of the three-week series event. The Brad Maxwell trainees Bucketlist Hanover and Deep Impact finished first and second, respectively, in the first leg an...
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Red Hot Herbie takes third Open at Saratoga

on 08/12/2015 2:00 AM
Red Hot Herbie (Here Comes Herbie) recorded his third Open Trot victory of the season at Saratoga Casino and Raceway on Tuesday night.   The Rene Allard-trained five year old made a rare early move in the $18,000 feature and landed on the lead for driver Billy Dobson. Red Hot Herbie, who won the Yonkers Open two starts back, came into Tuesday's tilt having hit the board in 10 of his...
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