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Dealt A Winner gives Snyder Messenger hopes

on 09/03/2015 2:00 AM
Jeff Snyder knows he owns the one horse with a chance to capture this year's Pacing Triple Crown. He also knows it's not worth thinking about until after his horse, Dealt A Winner, competes in the second leg of the series, Saturday's Messenger Stakes for 3-year-old pacers at Yonkers Raceway. "If he wins Saturday, he'll have a better shot,” Snyder said with a laugh. "Then we'll give a lot mor...
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Wiggle It Jiggleit favored in Jug Future

on 09/03/2015 2:00 AM
Owner George Teague Jr. thinks his gelding Wiggle It Jiggleit could be one of the greatest 3-year-old pacers of all time. The bettors in the Little Brown Jug Future Pool #1 agree and made the son of Mr. Wiggles a decisive favorite.   Should Wiggle It Jiggleit win the Little Brown Jug presented by Fazoli's on Sept. 24, his backers will receive $1.10 on their $1 bet. Dude's The Man wa...
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Videos of Walnut Hall Ltd. yearlings online

on 09/03/2015 2:00 AM
Videos of the yearlings Walnut Hall Ltd. will be selling at the Jug Sale, Sept. 19; the Lexington Selected Sale Oct. 5-9; and the Blooded Horse Sale, Nov. 16, are now posted on the Walnut Hall Ltd. website, http://www.walnuthall.com/. All of these yearlings are also available for inspection in-hand and in the paddock daily, seven days a week, at the farm.
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Hambo starters head to Batavia for NYSS

on 09/03/2015 2:00 AM
It's not too often Hambletonian competitors make their way to Batavia Downs but that will be the case Friday night when the New York Sires Stakes (NYSS) 3-year-old trotting colts and geldings convene at that fast half-mile track in upstate New York. Thirteen horses will go in two divisions (slated as race three and four) to compete for a total of $120,400 in purses.   The first...
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McIntosh confident for She's A Great Lady

on 09/03/2015 2:00 AM
With a golden pedigree to back up her nearly perfect record this year, it comes as no surprise that LA Delight has become a contender to be reckoned with in the 2-year-old pacing division. Trainer and owner Bob McIntosh has a better understanding of her impressive maternal line than most.   Purchased for $115,000 as a yearling, LA Delight's grand-dam Los Angeles became a fixture on...
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USTA first to sponsor AZ Innovators' Circle

on 09/03/2015 2:00 AM
The Race Track Industry Program is pleased to announce the United States Trotting Association's support and commitment as the first sponsor, and judge, of this year's inaugural Innovators' Circle pitch competition. The event, held at the Global Symposium on Racing & Gaming, showcases participants pitching their innovative ideas and/or products to top executives in the racing and gaming wor...
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Vernon hosting Excelsior finals Sept. 19

on 09/03/2015 2:00 AM
For the second straight year, Vernon Downs is proud to host the $180,000 New York Sire Stakes Excelsior Series 3YO Finals on Saturday, Sept. 19. The racing card will also feature consolation races for the New York Sire Stakes 3-year-old divisions sponsored by Golden Gro and the final of the Vernon Downs Racing Under Saddle series. Horsemen are reminded that in order to be eligible for the $...
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Horses in quarantine for OSU cobalt study

on 09/03/2015 2:00 AM
The Ohio State Racing Commission (OSRC) heard an update on the status of the cobalt study being conducted by the OSCR, The Ohio State University (OSU) College of Veterinary Medicine, and the Ohio Department of Agriculture's (ODA) Analytical Toxicology Laboratory (ATL), at its monthly meeting on Aug. 25. Dr. James Robertson, OSRC consulting veterinarian, offered comments and insight o...
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Sign up now for the HUF annual charity golf tourney

on 09/03/2015 2:00 AM
The Horsemen’s Unicorn Foundation (HUF) will once again host the annual Charity Golf Tournament and dinner/dance for 2015. This year'’s Golf Venue will be at The Marriot's Griffin Gate Golf Course, 1800 Newtown Pike in Lexington, KY on Tuesday, September 29, 2015, with a 1 p.m. shotgun start. The Dinner/Dance/Silent Auction will be held at the Red Mile Clubhouse starting at 6:30 p m. ...
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Miss Versatility, NYSS fill Tioga weekend cards

on 09/03/2015 2:00 AM
A dozen 2-year-old trotting colts and geldings share the spotlight at Tioga Downs on Saturday (September 5) evening in a pair of $53,500 New York Sire Stakes events, while a quintet of older distaff trotters contest a $40,000 Miss Versatility preliminary on the Labor Day (September 7) program. Four-time winner Allerage Echo headlines the first Sire Stakes division, carded as the fourth of 1...
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Buen Camino: "small track...his advantage"

on 09/03/2015 2:00 AM
Driver Trond Smedshammer and his horse Buen Camino will hope to finish Saturday's $500,000 Yonkers Trot for 3-year-old trotters the same way they start it -- No. 1. Buen Camino drew post one for the Yonkers Trot and will try to use the advantageous starting position, from which horses win at a 20.3-percent rate at Yonkers, to upset powerful entries from the stables of trainers Jimmy Takter and Ron...
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New Weekend Preview now available!

on 09/03/2015 2:00 AM
Can Pinkman get around the turns better and capture Saturday's Yonkers Trot? Can elim winners Habitat and Crazy Wow repeat with new drivers in the sulky? Those are the big questions and the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview provides a glimpse at the possible answers. Weekend Preview's Gordon Waterstone was at The Red Mile last Sunday for the Kentucky Sires Stakes Championship Night...
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Kadabra fillies sweep Champlain divisions

on 09/03/2015 2:00 AM
Rookie trotting fillies took center stage Thursday night at Mohawk Racetrack for three divisions of the Champlain Stakes. The annual Grand Circuit week at Mohawk kicked off with 26 two-year-old trotting fillies competing in three Champlain divisions over a "good" racing surface.   Hall of Fame trotter Kadabra was a proud father Thursday night, as his fillies swept the three Cha...
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Matrix Of Luck completes INSS sweep

on 09/03/2015 2:00 AM
Matrix Of Luck and Tyler Smith made a clean sweep of the fourth round of Indiana Sires Stakes action after they captured the featured event of the evening, the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes final for 2-year-old pacing colts and geldings, at Hoosier Park on Thursday. With a final time of 1:53, Matrix Of Luck notched his fourth consecutive victory at Hoosier Park and became the sport's newes...
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Soft Idea sets Yonkers 2FP record in NYSS

on 09/03/2015 2:00 AM
"She's very talented, but sometimes I wonder where to put the 50 cents in because the ride can get bouncy.”   Such was the post-race postulate Thursday night from driver Jim Morrill Jr. after he—with some able assistance from odds-on favorite Soft Idea ($3.10)—set a track record during Yonkers Raceway hosting of the $147,723 New York Sires Stakes Frank Becerra Pace for 2-year-...
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Lockwood Grace upsets in INSS 2FT final

on 09/02/2015 2:00 AM
Lockwood Grace used a strong stretch rally to pull the 20-1 upset in the featured event of the evening, the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes final for 2-year-old trotting fillies, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Tuesday. Driven by Jason Dillander, Lockwood Grace avoided early traffic trouble to score in a lifetime best of 1:58.   In a race ruled by miscues, Dillander had Lockwood...
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Mr. Jackpot sets Running Aces track record

on 09/02/2015 2:00 AM
Mr. Jackpot continued his impressive freshman season at Running Aces on Tuesday night by capturing a 2-year-old Minnesota-sired trot in 1:59.4 track record time. The victory was the fourth in his last five starts for the son of Money Talks owned by Glen Wilson, trainer Brett Ballinger and Carl Swanson.   Driver Dean Magee was content to sit third during the :30.2 opening panel,...
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JK Endofanera looks to stay hot in Pacing Derby

on 09/02/2015 2:00 AM
Ever since the beginning, Alan Katz and his brothers have enjoyed watching JK Endofanera.   "He's been a pleasure from Day One,” said Katz, who owns the 4-year-old male pacer with brothers Ron and Steve under the 3 Brothers Stables moniker. "He hasn't put in too many bad races. He's just a good horse. He came back good this year and he's getting better as the year goes on, which i...
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Hanover's Lexington yearling videos now online

on 09/02/2015 2:00 AM
The videos of the 24 Hanover Shoe Farms yearlings consigned to the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale are now online and can be seen at the Hanover website hanoverpa.com. The consignment to Lexington consists of 24 well-bred yearlings representing most of today's prominent sires and coming from the sports best maternal families. The group is headed by several yearlings by 2015's leading 2-yea...
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After setback, Sports Expert blooming in Ontario

on 09/02/2015 2:00 AM
Her season has not unfolded quite the way Blake MacIntosh imagined it would, but the trainer has been encouraged by the steady forward progress being made by his 2-year-old pacing filly Sports Expert. The filly captured her third Grassroots trophy at Mohawk Racetrack on Tuesday evening, sprinting from fifth to first through the stretch in a personal best 1:54.2. Not Depressed and Southwind Sha...
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