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Homicide Hunter wins 8th straight race

on 07/23/2015 2:00 AM
With an impressive showing by Indiana's three-year-old trotting fillies last evening at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino in stakes action, their male counterparts were not to be outdone in their turn of Indiana Sires Stakes on Thursday, July 23. A field of ten sophomore trotting colts lined up behind the gate in the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes final and once again, the race left no doubt as to wh...
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Andover Halls, Tetrick win 3 PA Stallions

on 07/22/2015 2:00 AM
The "Bionic Man,” driver Tim Tetrick, showed that his parts don't rust in the rain, capturing three of the eight divisions of the $160,000 second round of the Pennsylvania Stallion Series for 2-year-old trotting fillies Tuesday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono over "off” going (the first five sections on a track rated "sloppy,” the last three on a "good” surface).   ...
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Luke wins four at Running Aces

on 07/22/2015 2:00 AM
Driver Luke Plano captured half on the eight races on the Tuesday night program at Running Aces, including a triumph in the night's featured $8,000 Open Pace. Plano worked out an ideal two-hole trip for Coopers Beach as he followed heavily-favored Headsup Yankee (Nick Roland) until the head of the stretch then held off fellow closers Quality Sport (Tony Succarotte) and It's Getting Hairy ...
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Campbell strikes gold at Georgian Downs

on 07/22/2015 2:00 AM
Hall of Fame driver John Campbell made his first appearance at Georgian Downs on Tuesday evening, making the trip up from his New Jersey home to partner 2-year-old trotting colt Tony Soprano in Ontario Sires Stakes action.   "I got to Grand River last year, and this is my first trip to Georgian Downs,” said Campbell, who is considered one of the leading reinsmen of all time. "Very...
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Hazel Park cancels last 10 Thoroughbred dates

on 07/22/2015 2:00 AM
Hazel Park Raceway, which had no Standardbred race dates in 2015 but was granted 40 Thoroughbred dates, was given approval Tuesday morning by the Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB) to cancel its final 10 dates due to insufficient funds.   Richard Kalm, executive director of the MGCB, said in a press release that it appears the situation came about as a result of overspending, and ...
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Badiou Hanover hopes for better luck in Adios

on 07/22/2015 2:00 AM
When it came to the draw for last week's Crawford Farms Meadowlands Pace, Badiou Hanover was more like "Badluck” Hanover, getting stuck with the most outside starting spot--post 10. At least as the gelding prepares for Saturday's eliminations for the $525,000 Delvin Miller Adios Pace at The Meadows, he is off to a better start. Badiou Hanover will start his elimination, the second of th...
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$260,000 Gerrity Memorial headlines Stga Saturday

on 07/22/2015 2:00 AM
Saratoga Casino and Raceway is set to welcome some of the country's finest horses for the seventh annual Joe Gerrity Jr. Memorial Free for All (FFA) Pace on Saturday, July 25. The first post time is scheduled for 7:05 pm.   This year's Joe Gerrity Jr. Memorial Pace features a high quality field of eight elite horses competing for $260,000. Notable entries in this year's pace in...
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Cue Hall upsets in PASS at the Meadows

on 07/22/2015 2:00 AM
Dismissed at 23-1, Cue Hall ran the rack when he powered through the Lightning Lane to capture a division of Wednesday’s Hickory Smoke, a $189,616 Pennsylvania Sires Stake for 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters at The Meadows. Wicker Hanover took the other split. Cue Hall, Bob Key’s homebred son of Andover Hall-Curli Cue, hit the ticket in several prior PASS legs, but he’s endured...
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Dayson has incredible win In NYSS at Buffalo

on 07/22/2015 2:00 AM
After spotting the field 16 lengths at the quarter pole, things certainly looked bleak for Dayson to keep his unbeaten streak alive. But that huge head start wasn't enough to stop the determined Dayson as he mounted an amazing comeback and somehow score a length victory in the second $52,501 division New York Sire Stakes for 2-year-old colt and gelding trotters at Buffalo Racewa...
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Churita lowers own track record at Hoosier

on 07/22/2015 2:00 AM
For the second consecutive week, the track record for three-year-old trotting fillies at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino was re-established as Churita lowered her own mark once again in Indiana Sires Stakes action on Wednesday, July 22. With a 1:53.4 final time, Churita and Trace Tetrick captured the co-featured event of the evening, the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes final for three-year-old t...
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LA Delight steps up and wins Gold at Mohawk

on 07/21/2015 2:00 AM
Two weeks after Thatsoveryverynice lowered the Ontario Sires Stakes record at Mohawk Racetrack, the two-year-old pacing fillies returned to the same track for their second Gold Series event and delivered another set of impressive performances.   Kicking off the Monday evening program, the first $70,000 division saw LA Delight make a successful transition from the Grassroots to ...
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Control The Moment takes first series leg

on 07/21/2015 2:00 AM
Control The Moment capitalized on a pocket trip to win the first leg of the Dream Maker Monday night at Mohawk Racetrack. A pair of scratches narrowed the field down to just five two-year-old pacing colts and geldings for the $12,000 first leg of the three-week Dream Maker series.   Control The Moment was sent off as the 4/5 favorite and showed early speed for driver Randy Waples to...
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No Clouds Bluechip 1:56 NYSS winner

on 07/21/2015 2:00 AM
Young fillies on parade was the theme Monday night, with Yonkers Raceway hosting the $147,723 New York Sire Stakes Clyde Hirt Pace for 2-year-old fillies. Three divisions, at $48,941 per, comprised the event. Soft Ideal (Jim Morrill Jr.) couldn't even wait for the wagering to begin, winning both the draw and the non-betting event. The daughter of American Ideal sat patiently pocketed, then ...
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YR news: bigger purses for 2YOs, moving finish line

on 07/21/2015 2:00 AM
Hall of Fame trainer Chuck Sylvester is a name familiar to everyone in the sport of harness racing. The four-time Hambletonian winner excels at developing young trotters. Sylvester will once again have some of his young trotters on display at Yonkers Raceway this Tuesday afternoon (July 21). The 3-year-old trotting colt Talbot Hercules leaves from post four in race five and the 3-year-old trot...
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19 entered, 3 eliminations for Adios Saturday

on 07/21/2015 2:00 AM
Nineteen of harness racing's top 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers will contest the 49th edition of the $525,000 Delvin Miller Adios Pace for the Orchids Presented by Coors Lite beginning with Saturday evening's eliminations at The Meadows Racetrack & Casino. The top three finishers in each elimination return for the final on Saturday afternoon, Aug. 1, with a $50,000 Adios Consolation...
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Artspeak 8-5 favorite for $200,000 NJ Classic

on 07/21/2015 2:00 AM
Artspeak, the Dan Patch divisional champion at two, has been installed as the 8-5 morning line favorite in the $200,000 Anthony Abbatiello New Jersey Classic, which will be contested as the 11th race on Saturday, July 25, at the Meadowlands.   The filly companion race, the $100,000 Thomas D'Altrui Miss New Jersey, is slated as the seventh race. Both the New Jersey Classic for colts ...
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Captain Primeau to make 100th Big M start

on 07/21/2015 2:00 AM
Captain Primeau is looking to score once more at the Meadowlands.   On Friday night, the 11-year-old gelding is expected to become only the third trotter in 24 years to start 100 races at the Big M. Captain Primeau, named after former Philadelphia Flyers captain Keith Primeau, is entered in the fifth race on the card and will leave from post four with driver Corey Callahan at the li...
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Smokinmombo, Bright Baby Blues win PASS

on 07/21/2015 2:00 AM
Smokinmombo and Bright Baby Blues each captured a division of Tuesday’s Meadow Bright, a $188,066 Pennsylvania Sires Stake for 3-year-old filly trotters at The Meadows, and each did it handily on the front end.   Already a winner in PASS action this year, Smokinmombo pocketed Sarcy, the 4-5 favorite, and had plenty left in the lane after a comfortable :58 half to defeat her by two...
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Miss Tootsie Hall sweeps INSS

on 07/21/2015 2:00 AM
Indiana-sired freshman trotting fillies were the featured attraction at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Tuesday as the evening’s 14-race card was highlighted by the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes final and $25,000 consolation for the 2-year-old trotting fillies.   Miss Tootsie Hall and Trace Tetrick made a clean sweep of the second round of stakes action as they scored their sec...
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Takter: "Something bothering" Father Patrick

on 07/20/2015 2:00 AM
Trainer Jimmy Takter has told harnessracing.com that after back-to-back dull efforts he plans on having two-time divisional champion Father Patrick examined by veterinarians. Takter said late Sunday afternoon that while he is still unsure of where he will take the 4-year-old trotter, he believes there is an unresolved issue. "I don't know, it has to be something, but I can't find anything,...
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