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Just A Jolt repeats in Governor's Cup

on 07/31/2015 2:00 AM
Janet Hudson's Just A Jolt ($3.20, Victor Kirby) notched his second straight $40,000 Governor's Cup Thursday at Harrington Raceway with a 1:51.2 triumph as part of the annual Governor's Day program during the Delaware State Fair.   As the richest program of the year for Delaware harness racing, $610,000 in total purses was up for grabs for exclusively Delaware owned and/or bred hors...
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LA Delight shines in Whenuwishuponastar

on 07/31/2015 2:00 AM
Ontario Sires Stakes Gold winner LA Delight scored another impressive victory Thursday night at Mohawk Racetrack in second leg action of the Whenuwishuponastar Series.   A field of seven rookie pacing fillies squared off in the $12,000 second round of the three-week series event. The Bob McIntosh trainee LA Delight, who did not compete in round one, was made the heavy 1-5 favorite o...
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Lost For Words brings masseuse to Adios

on 07/31/2015 2:00 AM
Forget the driver. Don't care about the trainer. As he prepares for Saturday's $400,000 final of the Delvin Miller Adios Pace for the Orchids Presented by Coors Light at The Meadows Racetrack & Casino, all Lost For Words wants is his masseuse.   Although Lost For Words has banked $330,642 in his career and is undefeated in this year's Pennsylvania Sires Stakes, massage isn't a f...
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Strategic Wagering adds tri guaranteed pools

on 07/31/2015 2:00 AM
As August begins, the U.S. Trotting Association's Strategic Wagering program will be adding a new, guaranteed pool wager, trifectas, to the menu at three racetracks: Balmoral Park, Maywood Park and Northfield Park.   In addition, among those three tracks there will be a combination of USTA Strategic Wagers with guaranteed pools for a trifecta, Pick 4 and High Five every night during...
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Big Saturday night card at the Meadowlands

on 07/31/2015 2:00 AM
The penultimate weekend of racing at the Meadowlands for the 2015 Championship Meet ends with a baker's dozen high quality, competitive races. Many of this Saturday's races have strong implications toward next week's Hambletonian Day card.   The Hambletonian Oaks eliminations are featured as the sixth and seventh races with two balanced fields of eight sophomore filly trotters vying...
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Takter wins 6 on final baby race card at Big M

on 07/31/2015 2:00 AM
Breakfast with the Babies, Final Edition drew a small crowd of dedicated racing enthusiasts to enjoy the weather and the chocolate babka along with some nice trotting and pacing prospects. They ended as they began with the Jimmy Takter Stable the undisputed star of the show.   NJSS 2-year-old filly trot final winner All The Time put on a public workout this morning for the Takter/Ya...
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John Campbell breaks wrist in Big M baby race

on 07/31/2015 2:00 AM
Hall of Fame driver John Campbell suffered a broken wrist as a result of an accident during a 2-year-old baby race Friday morning at the Meadowlands. Campbell told harnessracing.com that x-rays taken immediately afterward at the hospital revealed the break, but he's also going to his own doctor later Friday afternoon to determine the severity of the injury.   Cam...
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Monti bobblehead day at Batavia Sept. 5

on 07/30/2015 2:00 AM
Batavia Downs is pleased to announce that popular local reinsman, "Driving” Drew Monti, will be featured as a bobblehead to be given away on Saturday, Sept. 5.   "When we first started discussing this project last year, we spoke with our customers to see who they would like to see used as the focus of this promotion and the overwhelming response was 'Driving Drew,' said Todd ...
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Pocono getting ready for 50th anniversary

on 07/30/2015 2:00 AM
On July 15, 1965, a $7 million harness racing track named Pocono Downs first opened its doors in Northeast Pennsylvania. Thousands of fans were on hand as Satin Queen was the first to cross the finish line on that sultry summer night.   Fifty years later that track, now called The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, continues to host exhilarating harness racing several nights a week from M...
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Ron Burke looks to be a hero in Adios final

on 07/30/2015 2:00 AM
My Hero Ron could be trainer Ron Burke's hero with a win in Saturday's $400,000 Delvin Miller Adios Pace for the Orchids presented by Coors Light at The Meadows Racetrack and Casino.   Since being purchased in early June by Burke and his racing partners, My Hero Ron has put together a three-race win streak heading to the 49th edition of the event at Burke's home track. The Burke Sta...
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Oaks, Adios & Gordon in new Weekend Preview!

on 07/30/2015 2:00 AM
How about this trifecta: Hambletonian Oaks, Adios and Gordon! That's what you'll find in the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview. On the racetrack, find out why trainer Dustin Jones believes Spirit To Win has it in her to follow up her Miller shocker with a big effort in her Oaks elim, why Aaron Merriman has two chances in the Oaks elims, and the reason behind Howard Okusko contemplatin...
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Alagna has Haughton hopes for Winter Harbor

on 07/30/2015 2:00 AM
Winter Harbor will hope to make the most of the summertime stakes – and beyond – for trainer Tony Alagna and his ownership group. A $240,000 yearling purchase, the son of Muscle Hill will make his second career start in Friday’s eliminations for the Peter Haughton Memorial Stakes for 2-year-old male trotters at Meadowlands Racetrack.   A total of 19 horses entered the Haughton...
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Autotune Hanover, Travel Playlist win NYSS

on 07/30/2015 2:00 AM
It was downstate statebred rookie initiation Thursday night, with Yonkers Raceway hosting the $153,024 New York Sire Stakes Jim Meagher Pace for 2-year-old colts and geldings.   The event, which honored the memory of the Raceway’s long-time corporate controller, went in two divisions of $76,512 each.   The first event saw odds-on number Autotune Hanover (Tyler Buter, $2...
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Purses get boost at Running Aces

on 07/30/2015 2:00 AM
Purses will be on the rise for the final month of the 2015 season at Running Aces. Due primarily to improved business levels in the 80-table cardroom casino in 2015, purses in several key overnight classes were increased earlier in the summer and many classes are expected to see another boost in the very near future.   The most noticeable increases, which will be effective from Aug....
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Jim Campbell sends out 1,000th career winner

on 07/30/2015 2:00 AM
Trainer Jim Campbell posted the 1,000th winner of his career when Broadway Jo Ell won the fourth race on Wednesday at Harrah's Philadelphia. The U.S. Trotting Association began keeping trainer stats in 1991.   The 53-year-old Campbell has trained many top horses in his career including Run The Table, Tagliabue, Galleria and Broadway Hall.   The outstanding pacer Run ...
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Starting fees increased for Northville meet

on 07/30/2015 2:00 AM
The Northville Downs harness meet has been extended by 28 racing dates by Michigan Gaming Control after receiving requests from Northville and the Michigan Harness Horsemen's Association (MHHA).   The extended racing is to begin on Friday, Aug. 14, and race every Friday and Saturday night until the last night of live racing for 2015 on Nov. 14. The recently-concluded race meet ...
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Mississippi horseman Tom Wilburn dies at 96

on 07/30/2015 2:00 AM
Thomas Luther Wilburn II, 96, died July 27, 2015, at Smith Oaks, Lowndes County, Miss. During his era, Mr. Wilburn was a successful and popular horseman. He won driving awards and was recognized for his accomplishments at several tracks, including Wolverine Raceway.   Mr. Wilburn was born at Smith Oaks near Artesia, Lowndes County, Miss., on Nov. 30, 1918. He was the third son of ...
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Pocono to hold $100k Sebastian K Invitational

on 07/30/2015 2:00 AM
The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono is pleased to announce that the $100,000 Invitational Trot on August 22 will be named "The Sebastian K”. The event will honor the recently retired trotter who recorded the fastest trotting mile in the history of harness racing to date. The record shattering 1:49 effort was recorded at Pocono last year. Anyone interested in entering this invitational event should c...
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Colt allergic to sweet feed wins Ontario stakes

on 07/29/2015 2:00 AM
After having his early season derailed by allergies, two-year-old trotting colt Willyorwonthe finally found his way to the Ontario Sires Stakes winner's circle at Mohawk Racetrack on Tuesday evening.   The colt and driver Mike Saftic fired away from Post 8 in the last $18,000 Grassroots division and reeled off fractions of :28.2, :59 and 1:30.1 before fending off a late challen...
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Chewy Baca earns another win at Running Aces

on 07/29/2015 2:00 AM
Chewy Baca, one of the winningest horses in Running Aces history, did it again Tuesday night (July 28) capturing the $8000 Open I Pace in 1:52.4 by a half-length over three-year-old Linkjack Hanover (Rick Magee) and Quality Sport (Steve Wiseman). The winner was making his first start for new owner Dr. James Findlay and new trainer-driver Travis Bowman after they plucked him for $15,000 via the...
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