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Memorabilia auction to benefit Standardbred Retirement

on 07/09/2015 2:00 AM
Shoes worn by See You At Peelers, honored as a divisional champion at two and three, are among the items that will be auctioned to benefit the horses in the care of the Standardbred Retirement Foundation. More than 20 items of interest to fans of racing will be auctioned on eBay, starting July 12.   Suzanne D'Ambrose of Neptune, NJ, a volunteer with the SRF, will be conducting the 1...
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Budweiser Clydesdales at Hoosier July 15 & 17

on 07/09/2015 2:00 AM
The iconic team of 10 Budweiser Clydesdales will stable at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino and make two free public appearances on Wednesday, July 15, beginning at 6 p.m. and Friday, July 17, beginning at 5 p.m. as part of their visit to Indiana. The appearances are open to all-ages and will include opportunities for visitors to participate in photos with the Budweiser team of horses in addit...
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Meadowlands Pace elims in Weekend Preview!

on 07/09/2015 2:00 AM
After Wiggle It Jiggleit finished second in the North America Cup final there were some who had one foot off his bandwagon. After Wiggle It Jiggleit's Hempt win they climbed back aboard, and now we'll see how the Indiana-sired gelding fares in Saturday's Meadowlands Pace elims. The new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview takes a look at the elims and how owner George Teague Jr. and driver M...
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Somebeachsomewhere fillies dominate PASS

on 07/09/2015 2:00 AM
Pennsylvania sired 2-year-old filly pacers took center stage at Harrah's Philadelphia on Thursday afternoon competing in five divisions worth just over $53,000 each.   The highly regarded Pure Country (Brett Miller) looked every bit the part in the first division. The daughter of Somebeachsomewhere rated smartly off the speed duel which developed shortly after the half between second favo...
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Dominating efforts in Maine Sires Stakes

on 07/09/2015 2:00 AM
Tropical Trice continued her pursuit of Sire Stakes perfection as the Maine-bred daughter of Current Cast-Sharra Blue Chip won her second consecutive state-bred battle to remain undefeated in the sophomore program as the Maine Sire Stakes sophomore trotting divisions returned to Scarborough Downs on Thursday.   Driver Ron Cushing once again showcased the filly's tenacious ability while en...
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Purrfect Bags leads Delaware fillies in 1:53

on 07/08/2015 2:00 AM
A total of 21 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) pacing fillies completed their second leg of stakes action Tuesday at Harrington Raceway.   Gigi Deo ($2.10, Ross Wolfenden) was a decisive winner in the first division with a 1:54.3 triumph over Little Sandyloam and Windy Pacific. Owned by J&T Silva and C&G Racing Stable and Deo Volente Farms, the Riggins sired filly ...
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Horseman, former racing official Doug Lough dies

on 07/08/2015 2:00 AM
Horseman James "Doug" Lough, 56, of Springfield, Ohio, died July 2 in his home. Mr, Lough trained the good pacer Cambridge and in the early 1990s served as a patrol judge, riding in the starting car at Pompano Park, including the years of Breeders Crown competition there. He was born June 28, 1959, in Springfield. He was a 1977 graduate of Mechanicsburg High School and attended The Ohio State U...
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Armbro Affair daughter wins Ontario stakes

on 07/08/2015 2:00 AM
Georgian Downs hosted the Ontario Sires Stakes debut of the 2-year-old trotting fillies on Tuesday evening (July 7) and driver Alfie Carroll piloted three of the novice trotters to Grassroots victories over the rain-soaked oval.   "The trainers had them all ready and they raced super,” said Carroll. "Made my night great, made it easy-- it wasn't really anything I did.” Carrol...
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Show Runner sets Running Aces track mark

on 07/08/2015 2:00 AM
The classy mare Show Runner paced the second fastest mile in the eight-year history of Running Aces on Tuesday night (July 7), eclipsing the track record for females by better than a full second with her 1:51 clocking. The 5-year-old daughter of Little Steven, owned by Piece Of The Action LLC, was facing all male competition in the featured $8,000 Open I Handicap that kicked off the program wi...
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Silverman has the "X" factor in Mistletoe Shalee

on 07/08/2015 2:00 AM
Trainer Richie Silverman might have the "X" factor in Saturday's Mistletoe Shalee elimination at Meadowlands Racetrack, if not the 3-year-old female pacing division as a whole.   Silverman will send out Thirty X in the lone $25,000 elimination, from which the top seven finishers advance to the Mistletoe Shalee final on July 18 at the Big M. Unraced at two, Thirty X has two win...
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Down Under Stent an International Trot possible

on 07/08/2015 2:00 AM
Ever since Yonkers Raceway announced plans to bring back the International Trot on Oct. 10-- with a $1 million purse-- interest has been very strong from trotting owners and trainers around the globe.   The Yonkers race office has been in contact with the connections of top New Zealand trotter Stent. The altered son by Dream Vacation out of Belle Galleon by Chiola Hanover has amasse...
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Big M makes Hi-5 change, adds third Pick 4

on 07/08/2015 2:00 AM
This past Saturday night, one lucky player cashed the jackpot Super Hi-Five in the last race at the Meadowlands for over $173,000. The wager was placed through TVG by a bettor in Virginia. It was the second time this meet that a person took home over six figures on the Jackpot Super Hi-Five wager.   Given that there are only 10 racing dates remaining in the 2015 Championship Meet, r...
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NJSS 2YOs on tap Friday at the Meadowlands

on 07/08/2015 2:00 AM
Before fans turn their focus to Saturday's eliminations for the $706,000 Crawford Farms Meadowlands Pace final, their attention will be on Friday night's second round of New Jersey Sires Stakes for 2 year olds at the Meadowlands.   Friday's 13-race program and Saturday's 14-race program each begin at the special early post time of 5:30 p.m. to avoid traffic congestion with Taylor Sw...
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Jim Devaux notches 4,000th win in dead heat

on 07/08/2015 2:00 AM
Sometimes when drivers are marching towards driving milestones, they tend to stall out and languish.  Not in the case of James Devaux, if anything, as he was getting closer to the milestone, he got hotter. At Monticello Raceway on Wednesday afternoon, Jimmy won his 3999th race in race 5 with Prince of Pleasure, for trainer Gary Decker. In the seventh race, the answer t...
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Fast N Victorious, Skip Jive take NYSS wins

on 07/08/2015 2:00 AM
Fast N Victorious was just that in the New York Sire Stakes for 2-year-old colt and gelding pacers while Skip Jive remained unbeaten in his brief career to share top honors at Buffalo Raceway Wednesday night (July 8). In the first $54,500 division, Fast N Victorious ($5.70) drafted perfectly behind the pace-setting Red Roll, who put up solid times of 28.3, 59.1 and 1:28.3. It was a ding-d...
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Lady Athens sets stake record in PA Stallion

on 07/08/2015 2:00 AM
Lady Athens, who was off stride in both her previous career outings, was flat and fast Wednesday at The Meadows when she trotted to a stake record 1:57.1 in a $100,000 Pennsylvania Stallion Series event for freshman fillies. The stake was contested over five divisions, with LOL Hanover, Ballerina Volo, Real Caviar and Witnesstheprincess taking the other splits. Aaron Merriman and trainer ...
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Carlyle Smith, owned Moni Maker, dies

on 07/08/2015 2:00 AM
E. Carlyle Smith, 87, of Skaneateles, NY, passed away on July 8, after a brief bout with cancer. Smith was an avid horseman that purchased most of his horses at the Lexington, Harrisburg and Morrisville Yearling sales. Smith had the good fortune over the years of buying two eventual Elitlopp winners and one Elitlopp runner-up from the yearling catalog pages. Those horses included the great ma...
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Celebration of Life service for Jim Raymer

on 07/08/2015 2:00 AM
Horseman Jim Raymer, known for his knowledge and success with trotters, died Wednesday, July 8, at age 62 after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer.   A native of Ontario, Mr. Raymer developed and trained many stakes-winning trotters, the richest being world champion Green Day, a $1.3 million winner who captured the 2007 Yonkers Trot and finished third in the Kentucky Futurity final. ...
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Cufflink Hanover sets PA Stallion stake record

on 07/07/2015 2:00 AM
Cufflink Hanover enjoyed a dream career debut Monday at The Meadows. Not only did he capture a division of a $100,000 Pennsylvania Stallion Series event, but he also trotted to a stake record 1:57. The stake for 2-year-old colts and geldings was contested over five divisions, with TNT Rusty, Soda Pump, Love To Glide and Will Self taking the other splits. Cufflink Hanover had a pair of qualifier...
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Familiar faces return to Buffalo for NYSS

on 07/07/2015 2:00 AM
With a few starts, if any, on their racing lines thus far in their young careers, it's safe to say when the 2-year-old colt and gelding pacers step onto the track at Buffalo Raceway on Wednesday night (July 8), most of them will be unknown to the fans. But the names that will be in the bikes behind the youngsters in the New York Sire Stakes, well, they should be very familiar. It's a hom...
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