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Horsemen Hanners, Macomber, Audley die

on 09/15/2015 2:00 AM
Horsemen Brad Hanners, Dick Macomber and Tom Audley have passed away. Hanners, 43, was scheduled to begin treatment for renal cell cancer at The Ohio State University. A fundraiser was held for him at Scioto Downs last Saturday night, when Ohio held it's Night of Champions program.   Macomber, 80, known for training the world champion Trim The Tree and many other stakes winners, pas...
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Muscle Mass to Tara Hills for 2016 season

on 09/15/2015 2:00 AM
Kentuckiana Stallion Management announces that Ontario stallion and former world champion Muscle Mass (Muscles Yankee-Graceful Touch) will stand the 2016 breeding season at Tara Hills Stud, located in Port Perry, Ont. Kentuckiana Farms will continue to serve as Syndicate Manager and along with Tara Hills Stud will manage his breeding career.   With four crops of racin...
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Mohawk's Saturday $2.7 million card drawn

on 09/15/2015 2:00 AM
The bright lights will be shining on the finest trotters Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack for the $2.7 million Maple Leaf Trot and Canadian Trotting Classic card.   Both storied events, the Maple Leaf Trot will be contested for the 64th time, while the Canadian Trotting Classic, Canada's richest trotting event, will crown a 40th champion on Saturday.   The Maple Leaf Tr...
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Scioto finishes with 12-percent handle increase

on 09/15/2015 2:00 AM
Scioto Downs' 2015 race meet went out in style Saturday when the track hosted Ohio's Super Night for the fifth consecutive year.   The weather was cool, dipping into the 50s, but the action was hot on the track. The $225,000 Jim Ewart Memorial, taken by Doo Wop Hanover and Ronnie Wrenn Jr. for trainer Steve Elliott, and the $30,000 Open Pace, won by E Z Noah and Dave Palone for...
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Jim Marohn Jr. wins 3,000th career race

on 09/15/2015 2:00 AM
Jim Marohn Jr. won his 3,000th career race Tuesday afternoon at Monticello Raceway. The milestone came aboard Reflection Of Blue in the fourth race.   The Bettor's Delight gelding out of the top mare Rainbow Blue is trained by Bill Devine for owner Anthony Mazzeo of Hewlett, N.Y.   Marohn is the son of longtime Yonkers and Roosevelt driver James Marohn. The affa...
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Purrfect Bags continues stellar season

on 09/15/2015 2:00 AM
There isn't much Joann Looney-King's Purrfect Bags hasn't accomplished this season. On Tuesday night at Harrington Raceway the accomplished 3-year-old filly pacer continued her stellar 2015 campaign with a 1:52.4 win versus older mares in the $16,000 Fillies and Mares Open.   The Roddy's Bags Again filly was sent for the lead approaching the quarter-mile as the 1-to-5 favorite and n...
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Wakizashi Hanover among Philly series winners

on 09/14/2015 2:00 AM
It was quite a day at Harrah's Philadelphia on a beautiful Sunday afternoon (Sept. 13). There were three divisions of the Liberty Bell Series for 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers, as well as a winners over $25,000 lifetime pace which featured two pacers at the doorstep of $1 million in career earnings.   Division one of the Liberty Bell went to upsetter Trading Up (Scott Zeron). T...
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15 attend new owners seminar at Goshen sale

on 09/14/2015 2:00 AM
Fifteen prospective new horse owners from three states attended a free seminar designed for those considering first time ownership of a Standardbred at the Goshen Yearling Sale on Saturday (Sept. 12). The event was a collaborative venture between the USTA and the Goshen Yearling Sale.   In a morning session, students from New York, Pennsylvania and Connecticut learned the risks, rew...
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JL Cruze fans' choice, but no International Trot

on 09/14/2015 2:00 AM
Your votes are in! JL Cruze was a clear winner, taking more than 39 percent of the fan votes for the U.S. representative in the $1 million International Trot. Unfortunately, his connections do not have confidence that he can trot around the Yonkers Raceway half-mile track.   "The fans have selected JL Cruze to represent the United States in the International Trot and Yonkers Raceway...
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Cowgirl Hall snags 25th career victory

on 09/14/2015 2:00 AM
Cowgirl Hall lulled the field with a sleepy :57.4 opening half, then sprinted home to collect her fifth consecutive victory in Monday's $18,000 Filly & Mare Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows.   Once Cowgirl Hall put together opening panels of :28/:57.4 for Dave Palone, she was uncatchable — even by the pocket-sitting Tamarind, who fell 3/4 length...
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Triple dead heat at Saratoga

on 09/13/2015 2:00 AM
For just the second time in track history, there was a triple dead heat for win on Saturday night at Saratoga Casino and Raceway. The three-way tie came in the evening’s $18,000 featured Open Pace and was the result of a scramble in the stretch. Longshot Spinarama (Austin Siegelman) was parked to the half in 53.2 over a sloppy track and despite racing overland throughout lap one dug in an...
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Maple Leaf Trot elims in the books

on 09/13/2015 2:00 AM
The top older trotters in harness racing were on display Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack for the Maple Leaf Troteliminations. A talented group of 13 older trotters, including two mares, were separated into two $40,000 eliminations. The top five finishers from each division punched their ticket to next week's $680,000 final. The underdog Natural Herbie came up with h...
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Pinkman, Uncle Lasse win CTC elims

on 09/13/2015 2:00 AM
 Jimmy Takter trainees Uncle Lasse and Pinkman were victorious Saturday night in the eliminations for the Canadian Trotting Classic. A group of 13 three-year-old trotters were split into two $40,000 eliminations for the Canadian Trotting Classic. The top five finishers from each division advanced to next week’s $700,000 final. In the first elimination, Uncle Lasse prevailed in a tigh...
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LA Delight wins ninth straight in Champlain

on 09/13/2015 2:00 AM
L A Delight continued her dominance in the Champlain Filly Stakes Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack.Just a single division was needed for the Champlain Filly Stakes, as a field of nine competed for a rich purse of $241,380. One week after capturing the Shes A Great Lady Stakes, L A Delight returned to Mohawk and put on another impressive display. L A Delight, the 1/9 favourite, was sent to...
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Artspeak wins Simcoe in stakes record

on 09/13/2015 2:00 AM
Tony Alagna trainee Artspeak turned in a career-best performance of 1:48.2 to win the Simcoe Stakes Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack. A field of nine three-year-old pacers squared off in the $224,907 Simcoe Stakes. Casie Coleman trainee Reverend Hanover was sent off as the heavy 3/5 favourite off a pair of impressive victories leading up to Saturday’s contest. The public’s choice g...
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Ontario-sired colts shine in Champlain

on 09/13/2015 2:00 AM
Betting Line and Nvestment Bluechip scored victories in the Champlain Stakes for two-year-old pacers Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack. Over $110,000 was on the line in each division, as 16 rookie pacing colts and gelding competed. Control The Moment, this year’s Metro Pace champion, was suppose to headline the $117,407 first division Saturday, but the Brad Maxwell trainee was a ...
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Do Wop Hanover wins Ewart Memorial

on 09/13/2015 2:00 AM
Doo Wop Hanover led all the way to win the $225,000 Jim Ewart Memorial for free-for-all pacers in 1:49.2 on Ohio Super Night Saturday (Sept. 12) at Scioto Downs. Driver Ronnie Wrenn Jr. took Doo Wop Hanover off the gate first, followed by All Bets Off (Matt Kakaley) and Limelight Beach (Chris Page). Doo Wop Hanover led to the quarter in 26.1 and half in 54.2 before being challenged by Lim...
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Yonkers hosts NY night of champions for 3YOs

on 09/13/2015 2:00 AM
It was a dark and stormy night, but undeterred, Yonkers Raceway forged ahead for the first of two New York Nights of Champions. For the first time since its inception in 1990, the eight sire stakes finals were halved. Saturday night, the Empire’s best 3-year-olds had the marquee, with four, $225,000 sire stakes finals. The NYSS events were each again sponsored by a prominent bre...
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Super Night champions crowned at Balmoral

on 09/13/2015 2:00 AM
Super Night XXVII at Balmoral Park is in the books as Saturday’s eight championship events showcased the Prairie States top pacers and trotters. Despite heavy rains early in the day and fall temperatures in the air the track was lightning fast as the fans enjoyed the fast paced action on and off the track with a variety bands and party packages keeping the festivities flowing. The champ...
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Ohio-breds shine in Sires Stake Championships

on 09/13/2015 2:00 AM
Eight $225,000 Ohio Sires Stakes Championships (OSS) featured Ohio’s top-bred 2- and 3-year-old pacing and trotting, colts and fillies, on Saturday night, Sept. 12 at Scioto Downs. An equal amount of longshots and even-money favorites gave the titanic crowd a great bank for their gambling buck. 2-Year-Old Filly Trot - Mild longshot (13-1) Count On Kami picked the perfect time to br...
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