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I'm Some Graduate's 1:51.1 fastest in PASS at Mea

on 09/01/2015 2:00 AM
I'm Some Graduate, who began his career in softer company, took another step upward when he scored the fastest win in Tuesday's $212,142 Pennsylvania Sires Stake at The Meadows. The event for freshman colt and gelding pacers, known as the Tyler B, was contested over three divisions, with Ideal Jimmy and Spider Man Hanover taking the other splits.   Trainer Tom Cancelliere and owner ...
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Jim Buchy 31st Jug Wall of Fame honoree

on 09/01/2015 2:00 AM
Ohio State Representative Jim Buchy, a former horse owner and a longtime friend of harness racing at the track and in state government, has been selected as the 31st Little Brown Jug Wall of Fame Honoree by the Delaware County Fair.   Buchy served in the Ohio House from 1983 until he was term-limited in 2000. He was re-appointed to the Ohio House in 2011 to represent the 84th Distri...
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Barn Doll's NYSS score her 10th win of year

on 09/01/2015 2:00 AM
Formed pretty much ruled the Tuesday afternoon, with Yonkers Raceway hosting the $166,874 New York Sire Stakes Mike Cipriani Trot for 3-year-old fillies.   It certainly did in the second ($82,687) division, as Barn Doll (Jeff Gregory, $2.10) won as she pleased. Near the back off the early bus from position No. 5, she methodically moved to the lead just passing the half, then put the...
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Silence Son heads to Ohio Sale on win streak

on 08/31/2015 2:00 AM
Silence Son made his Running Aces swan song a memorable one by winning the $9600 Open Trot for the third consecutive week on Sunday night. According to owner-trainer George Reider, the 6-year-old gelded son of Majestic Son is now headed to the Delaware, Ohio Blooded Horse Sale where he'll sell as part of the supplemental catalog at the end of the Tuesday (Sept. 1) session.   Dr...
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CHHA announces scholarship award winners

on 08/31/2015 2:00 AM
  Three Christian Harness Horsemen's Association scholars have been awarded scholarships for the 2015-2016 school year. Thomas Wine was awarded CHHA’s John and Janet Klark Memorial Scholarship for his studies at Florida Atlantic University. Johnathan Hallett was awarded CHHA’s Rambling Willie Scholarship for his studies at the University of Central Florida. Michelle Thompson w...
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USTA initiative for ownership seminars, mixers

on 08/31/2015 2:00 AM
In an effort to take harness racing fans from the grandstand to the winner's circle, the U.S. Trotting Association, in partnership with racetracks and sales companies, is conducting a series of seminars, mixers and receptions to introduce people to the fun and excitement of owning harness racehorses. The events will give participants a chance to experience harness racing up close and person...
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2011 Horse of the Year San Pail retired

on 08/31/2015 2:00 AM
Standardbred Canada reported Monday that triple millionaire San Pail, the fan favorite that came from modest beginnings to win three straight Maple Leaf Trots and capture 2011 Horse of the Year honors in both Canada and the U.S., has been retired.   While it might not come as that much of a surprise given his on-track record in the past few seasons, San Pail was the kind of hor...
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Dominick Bologna, former NY official, dies

on 08/31/2015 2:00 AM
Dominick Bologna, 79, formally of New City, and Queensbury, NY, and most recently of Armonk, NY, died on Aug. 27. He was born in the Bronx, New York, and grew up in the Arthur Avenue area. Dominick graduated from Manhattan Needle Trade High School. In 1955, he joined the Army and served in the United States and Korea until 1958. After being discharged, he joined the New York Police Department ...
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Indiana issues update on cobalt testing results

on 08/31/2015 2:00 AM
The Indiana Horse Racing Commission reports no violations of its cobalt regulation midway through the 120 day race meet at Indiana Grand. After 60 days of racing (through July 31, 2015), all of the 221 samples tested were beneath the of 25 ppb (parts per billion) threshold. The average concentration was 3.65 ppb the mean 3.08 ppb. Over 97 percent of the reported results were less than 10 ppb. ...
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Sophomore pacing fillies battle in NYSS at Yonkers

on 08/31/2015 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway bid adieu to August Monday night, hosting $165,375 New York Sires Stakes Bruce Hamilton Pace for 3-year-old pacing fillies.   The event, neatly divided into a trio of $55,125 division, honored the memory of a certified mover and shaker (as well as a fairly decent soul) in the state's racing and breeding program. Bruce's family was on hand for winner's circle presenta...
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Biggie comes up biggest in PA Stallion 2CP splits

on 08/31/2015 2:00 AM
Trailing by 11 lengths at the half, Biggie stormed past the weary leader and broke his maiden in a stake-record 1:51.4 in Monday's $100,000 Pennsylvania Stallion Series event at The Meadows.   The event for 2-year-old colt and gelding pacers was conducted over five divisions, with Toddler Tantrum, Nimble And Quick, Beach Ogre and Art's Dragon taking the other splits. Aaron Merriman ...
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Voracity, Control The Moment win Metro elims

on 08/30/2015 2:00 AM
The sport's top older pacers and rising stars were on display Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack in eliminations for the Canadian Pacing Derby and Metro Pace.   The Metro Pace has served as a  launching ground to stardom for many pacers over the years and 21 two-year-old pacers contested three $40,000 eliminations for the 2015 edition.   Tony Alagna trainees finished...
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Crazy Wow, Habitat score in Yonkers Trot elims

on 08/30/2015 2:00 AM
New York did itself proud Saturday night, as Empire-breds won both $40,000 eliminations for Yonkers Trot No. 61.   Yonkers Raceway's premier trotting event drew 11 three year olds—eight colts and three geldings—for the second jewel of that gait's Triple Crown.   When the stone dust settled, it was a pair of Ron Burke entities, Crazy Wow (Tim Tetrick, $5.30) and Habit...
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Murderer's Row captures Hudson Filly Trot

on 08/30/2015 2:00 AM
"I told (driver) Jason (Bartlett), ‘Just get the same trip as last week.' "   Bartlett obliged as trainer Chuck Sylvester asked Saturday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's $149,240 final of the Hudson Filly Trot with a pocket-sitting Murderer's Row ($8.50) in a season's-best 1:56.3.   A week after skimming the cones to win her elimination (at 11-1), the 3-year-old daughte...
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She's A Great Lady final field set

on 08/30/2015 2:00 AM
Thatsoveryverynice and L A Delight continued their respective hot streaks with victories in the She's A Great Lady eliminations Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack.   A group of 12 two-year-old pacing fillies were split into a pair of six-horse $35,000 eliminations. The top five finishers from each elimination punched their ticket to the final, while the winners also earned the right to se...
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Wind Of The North, Bigtown Hero big at Pocono

on 08/30/2015 2:00 AM
Bigtown Hero, who already has two appearances on the sport's all-time list of "horse who have hit the three-quarters in 1:20 or better," missed by a tick becoming the only horse ever with three such appearances, winning the $24,000 featured pace at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono Saturday night.   Bigtown Hero, an altered son of American Ideal, certainly didn't have it easy, either -- he ...
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Campbell, Takter each take two Kindergartens

on 08/30/2015 2:00 AM
Hall of Fame driver John Campbell prevailed in two of five $10,000 preliminary Kindergarten Classic events on Sunday afternoon's program at Tioga Downs, while Hall of Fame trainer Jimmy Takter scored a double-double--driving a pair of his own trainees to victory.   Campbell kicked off the card in style, brushing aggressively to the fore with Waitlifter K ($3.50) in the opener, edgin...
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Betting Exchange ties Batavia mark in NYSS

on 08/30/2015 2:00 AM
There was no doubt who the best New York bred 3-year-old colt competing at Batavia Downs was on Sunday after Betting Exchange (Bettor’s Delight-Cheeky Hanover) tied the track record of 1:51.2 for sex and gait in winning his division of the $120,400 New York Sire Stakes (NYSS).   After taking an easy lead from post one, Betting Exchange (Jason Bartlett) extended his advantage to t...
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Ohio Jug Sale catalog now on Equiineline app

on 08/30/2015 2:00 AM
This year, for the first time, the Ohio Selected Jug Yearling Sale catalog is available on the Equineline sales catalog app for the iPad. And, according to sale manager Randy Manges, that’s a move that was necessitated by the growing number of buyers who are looking to participate in the Ohio program.   "The catalog has always been available on the website (www.lexingtonselected.c...
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Favorites rule in Kentucky Sires Stakes finals

on 08/30/2015 2:00 AM
The Bluegrass State crowned its champion 2 and 3 year olds of both gaits and sexes on Sunday night at The Red Mile, with the eight $175,000 Kentucky Sires Stakes (KYSS) finals dominated by favorites.   Cinnabar Hall won the KYSS final for 3-year-old male trotters, earning the distinction of being the only reigning champion to successfully defend his title. Tom Jackson drove Cinnabar...
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