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Lexington Selected Sale set to launch

on 09/10/2015 2:00 AM
The catalog has been mailed, it's available for download on the Equineline app and website, and videos have been posted. It can mean only one thing: it's "all systems go” for the 2015 Lexington Selected Yearling Sale.   This year's sale, which gets underway a day earlier than in the past, on Monday, Oct. 5, has shaped up as one of the company's strongest sales ever, according to c...
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PASS 2YO finals on tap Friday at Meadows

on 09/10/2015 2:00 AM
Friday's card at The Meadows Racetrack & Casino will offer more than $1.72 million in purses — one of the richest programs in track history — anchored by four Pennsylvania Sires Stakes championships for 2-year-olds. Each championship carries a purse of $350,000, with a $60,000 consolation also offered in each division. First post Friday is 12:55 p.m.   Much of the attention ...
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Radio broadcasts set for Little Brown Jug Week

on 09/10/2015 2:00 AM
All five days of Grand Circuit harness racing action from the Delaware County Fair (Sept. 20-24) will be broadcast on Delaware radio stations WDLR (1550AM), WINF(98.5FM) and Marysville's True Oldies WQTT (1270-AM).   The broadcasts include the live call of each race from the track announcers, interviews, handicapping analysis of each race, updated odds and complete mutual results. A...
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Hoosier Park community rallies for Hanners

on 09/10/2015 2:00 AM
The harness racing industry has recently rallied to raise funds to assist the family of Brad Hanners. Hanners, a well known harness racing driver throughout the Midwest, was diagnosed with cancer and has drawn the support of thousands in Indiana and across the entire nation.   One of the latest gestures of support comes via the Hoosier Park driving colony. Drivers Peter Wrenn and T...
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Royale Rose favored in Orange & Blue

on 09/10/2015 2:00 AM
Royale Rose, a winner of six of eight career starts, including a blistering 1:52.3 clocking in last week's elimination action, has been installed as the 3-1 morning line favorite for Saturday's $187,000 Orange & Blue for 2-year-old pacing colts. The son of Ashlee's Big Guy-Caribe Royale-Sportsmaster has $30,449 in career earnings for owner Nicole Potts of Bourbonnais, IL, who plunked down ...
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Habitat, Barn Doll headline NYSS 3YO finals

on 09/10/2015 2:00 AM
When the best Empire State 3 year olds of both sexes and gaits convene at Yonkers Raceway on Saturday night for the first edition of the 2015 Night of Champions, some of the best sophomores in North American harness racing will be competing for the $900,000 in purses. In fact, it will include four of the top 20 colt and filly pacers and four of the top 15 colt and filly trotters currently...
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Plenty of fun on tap for Scioto's Super Night

on 09/10/2015 2:00 AM
Ohio's best night of racing, Super Night, will be held at Scioto Downs on Saturday, with a first post time of 6:30 p.m.   Anchoring the card (Races 4-11) will be eight $225,000 Sire Stakes finals for 2- and 3-year-old colt and filly trotters and pacers.   State Treasurer headlines the 10-horse $225,000 Jim Ewart Memorial Pace. The 6-year-old son of Real Desire most recent...
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52 wins in 52 nights for Longo at Running Aces

on 09/10/2015 2:00 AM
There's no point telling 70-year-old Gerry Longo to slow down. Since his days as a track and football star on his high school teams in southern California, Longo has been running on all cylinders…and with no intention of slowing down! Of course that includes his long and storied harness racing career, now almost a half-century old, in which he has won 2,718 races as a driver and 628 since th...
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Finn's Captain Greedy ready for Su Mac Lad

on 09/10/2015 2:00 AM
All eyes will be upon the speedy Captain Greedy in Saturday night's $74,000 Su Mac Lad Trot for 3-year-old colts and geldings at Balmoral Park.   A winner of $117,026 lifetime, Captain Greedy is a homebred son of Yankee Valor and is the first foal out of the Armbro Tropicana mare Tropical Trixie. He was foaled at Brownstown, Ill., on March 6, 2012 and is co-owned by trainer-driv...
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Mac Parks, owner of Park's Breezy Knoll, dies

on 09/10/2015 2:00 AM
Malcolm R. "Mac” Parks, 64, of Lowville, NY, died Sept. 3, at Faxton-St. Luke's Healthcare Facility.   Mr. Parks was born Jan. 7, 1951, in Ogdensburg, NY, a son of the late Donald J. and Betty L. Billings Parks. He graduated from Heuvelton Central School in 1969, where he was a member of the National Honor Society, a 4-H member, and participated in band and chorus. He was going to ...
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Maine horseman killed in accident at Bangor

on 09/10/2015 2:00 AM
The Bangor (Maine) Daily News has reported that local police have said Edwin "Ed" Reynolds, 64, was killed Wednesday afternoon at Bangor Raceway after the starting gate vehicle struck him while he was on the track. There was no racing taking place at the track at the time of the accident, not betting races or qualifiers. The track was scheduled to race Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 14 and 15, but ...
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Could it be Ladies Night in Maple Leaf Trot?

on 09/10/2015 2:00 AM
It's been nine years since Peaceful Way became the last female trotter to win the Maple Leaf Trot, but two ladies will be front and center when eliminations for the prestigious event are contested Saturday at Mohawk Racetrack.   Bee A Magician, a 5-year-old mare who was the 2013 Horse of the Year in both the U.S. and Canada, is the 8-5 morning line favorite in the first of two sev...
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Nuncio wins fifth straight In Sweden

on 09/10/2015 2:00 AM
Nuncio, the winner of last year's Yonkers Trot and Kentucky Futurity, won his fifth straight race of his 2015 season on Thursday night, taking a race for 4 year olds at the Gavle track in Sweden.   With his trainer, Stefan Melander, in the sulky, Nuncio, a 4-year-old stallion by Andover Hall, won by 2 ½ lengths in 1:52 over the 1,640 meter distance (about one mile). He raced wi...
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Rock N Roll Heaven moving to Deo Volente

on 09/10/2015 2:00 AM
Joe Bellino, who shares ownership of Rock N Roll Heaven with his father, Frank, told harnessracing.com Thursday afternoon that the 8-year-old pacing stallion will stand stud in 2016 at Deo Volente Farm in New Jersey. The 2010 Horse of the Year had stood the past four years at Blue Chip Farms in New York. Rock N Roll Heaven bred just 59 mares this year, and Bellino said he and his father had dec...
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New WP: What's up with Pinkman, Reverend?

on 09/10/2015 2:00 AM
The sport's top trotters are in action at Mohawk Racetrack on Saturday night, and Weekend Preview's Gordon Waterstone checked in with trainer Jimmy Takter and driver Yannick Gingras about Hambletonian champ Pinkman, who hasn't been able to get to the winner's circle for the big Colonial or Yonkers Trot. By the way, Hambo runner-up Mission Brief races on Friday night in the elims for the Eleganti...
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Rules Of The Road leads Smith entries

on 09/10/2015 2:00 AM
Rules Of The Road, runner up to Wild Honey in the $500,000 Hambletonian Oaks, faces three rivals in the $30,000 Helen Smith Trot on Friday, Sept. 11, at Freehold Raceway. With only four entrants, the Helen Smith for New Jersey-sired three-year-old trotting fillies, sponsored by the Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association of New Jersey, will be contested prior to the betting card wi...
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All Heart Gal takes Meadows mare feature

on 09/10/2015 2:00 AM
All Heart Gal stalked the leader from the pocket, then blew by in the Lightning Lane to capture Thursday's $15,000 Filly & Mare Not Listed Preferred Pace at The Meadows.   All Heart Gal was away first for Eric Ledford but yielded to Jaded Dream near the quarter. They raced that way until the stretch, when All Heart Gal knifed inside and drew off to down Jaded Dream by 1-1/2 leng...
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Rockin' In Heaven starts from post 2 at Yonkers

on 09/10/2015 2:00 AM
Not there ever a bad time to be racing well, but for Rockin' in Heaven, he's certainly picked a dandy time to get good. The 3-year-old son of Rock N' Roll Heaven looms a player Saturday night, with Yonkers Raceway hosting the New York Night of Champions (Part I). Four, $225,000 sire stakes finals of soph boys and girls, pacers and trotters go as races 5 through 8 (first post 7:10 PM), with eac...
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Nimble And Quick 1:52.1 PA Stallion final winner

on 09/10/2015 2:00 AM
The 2-year-old PA Stallion Series Championships were the main attractions on a rainy Thursday afternoon (Sept 10) at Harrah's Philadelphia, each going for a purse of $40,000.   The 2-year-old filly trot went to Jimmy Takter trainee Miss Tezsla (Yannick Gingras). The daughter of Andover Hall wasted little time getting into gear, as she wrestled the lead away from Lady Athens (An...
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Cowgirl Hall shows heels to boys at Meadows

on 09/09/2015 2:00 AM
After three straight wins against fillies and mares, Cowgirl Hall took on the boys in Tuesday's $18,000 Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows — and she showed them her heels.   The 6-year-old daughter of Cash Hall-Centerfold Hall stalked Major Athens from the pocket, then blew by for Dave Palone in the Lightning Lane to score handily in 1:53.2. Tall Cotton, the winner's stablemat...
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