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Campbell to be at Legends Day Sept. 6

on 09/02/2015 2:00 AM
The title of legend has never been thrown around lightly. To become a legend requires great success, recognition at the highest level and admiration from your peers. In the world of harness racing, a select group of individuals have earned the right to be considered legendary and every few years a group of these extraordinary horsemen gather in Central Huron, Ontario.   Icons of the...
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Mohawk set for big Saturday night card

on 09/02/2015 2:00 AM
The Canadian Pacing Derby and Metro Pace headline a $2.4 million card this Saturday at Mohawk Racetrack. The Pacing Derby, Canada's oldest harness race, and the Metro Pace, the richest race for two-year-olds, will both be contested for a purse of $685,000. Joining the two signature events on the card is the $455,000 She's A Great Lady Stakes, the $229,000 Simcoe Stakes for three-year-old trott...
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Cancer survivor Condren happy to be in Metro

on 09/02/2015 2:00 AM
Hall of Fame driver Steve Condren said winning his first Metro Pace Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack would be nice, especially at this stage of his career, but he counts being able to drive horses at all as a bonus after his 2011 battle with colon cancer.   "After going through what I went through, just being here is a beautiful thing,” Condren said.   The 58-year-old...
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Black Book 1 now available online

on 09/02/2015 2:00 AM
The Standardbred Horse Sales Company has posted the 2015 Black Book 1 Yearling Sale catalog on its website at www.theblackbook.com/catalog-downloads.php. Download the catalog and other handy PDF packets, or create and track your own yearling lists with our "My Black Book” program. QR codes on individual yearling pages will link your smartphone or iPad to yearling videos when available. ...
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First Dejarmbro yearlings sold in Delaware, OH

on 09/02/2015 2:00 AM
The 59th annual Pre-Jug Mixed Sale featured black-type yearlings along with several hundred racehorses. The first Dejarmbro yearlings to hit the sales were led by Impress The Best at $20,000. Consigned by Hickory Lane Farm, the striking black colt out of Lexis Electra was purchased by Mary Timura of Ohio. The initial Ohio eligible crop of McArdle's was led by Frita's Rose at $17,000. Consigned...
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Cufflink Hanover sets PA Stallion mark at Meadows

on 09/02/2015 2:00 AM
Cufflink Hanover notched his third straight Pennsylvania Stallion Series win in spectacular fashion, when he blazed home in a stake-record 1:55.1 at The Meadows. Wednesday’s $100,000 event for colt and gelding trotters was contested over five divisions, with Multitaskr Hanover, Petrossian AS, Asta La Pasta and Twin B Ammunition also taking splits. Andrew McCarthy enjoyed a stake double behin...
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Bridge To Jesse’s wins 7th straight in INSS Final

on 09/02/2015 2:00 AM
  Bridge To Jesse’s turned in another dominating performance to find the winner’s circle once again at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino in the featured event of the evening, the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Final for two-year-old trotting colts and geldings, on Wednesday, September 2. Extending his win streak to seven with the victory, Bridge To Jesse’s and driver Ed Hensley reac...
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PASS championships for 3YOs set for Saturday

on 09/01/2015 2:00 AM
The richest Sire Stakes Championship series begins Saturday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono will host four $350,000 Pennsylvania Sire Stakes Championship for three-year-olds. Each of the four divisions will also have a $60,000 Consolation race; the total program on Saturday at Pocono will distribute purses of $1,770,000.   Most of the attention in the glamour division, that...
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Merriman pads dash lead with 8-bagger

on 09/01/2015 2:00 AM
Aaron Merriman won eight times throughout Northfield Park's 15-race program on Monday. Merriman's triumphs were aboard Can Repeat ($4.00) in race two, The Northern Dude ($3.40) in race three, Regil Tiger ($3.60) in race five, Scootnfordamoney ($3.60) in race six, Fluff Me Up ($4.80) in race nine, Majo Christmasgift ($4.40) in race 11, Rusty's No Fool ($3.40) in race 13 and Click Boom ($7.80) i...
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Hancock, Ohio fair races for cure Sept. 3

on 09/01/2015 2:00 AM
The Hancock County Fair Board and area horsemen, in partnership with Susan G. Komen Northwest Ohio, are racing for the cure this Thursday, Sept. 3, at the Hancock County Fairgrounds in Findlay, Ohio. The "Race for the Cure” event will be the final event of a 10-race program and will be contested between four female drivers in the Ohio Ladies Pace.   In addition to the monies r...
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Darlinonthebeach a contender in SAGL final

on 09/01/2015 2:00 AM
She might have difficulty equaling the career of her award-winning dam, but Darlinonthebeach will be looking to turn heads in Saturday's (Sept. 5) C$455,000 She's A Great Lady Stakes for 2-year-old female pacers at Mohawk Racetrack.   The first daughter of Dan Patch Award-winning mare Darlin's Delight, Darlinonthebeach heads to the She's A Great Lady off a second-place finish to L A...
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Gural tracks join Coalition for racing integrity

on 09/01/2015 2:00 AM
The Coalition for Horse Racing Integrity announced on Sept. 1 that three of the leading horse racing tracks owned and operated by Jeff Gural – the Meadowlands, Tioga Downs and Vernon Downs in Vernon, N.Y. – have joined as members, adding to the growing support for national oversight of uniform medication standards in American horse racing. "Meadowlands, Tioga Downs and Ve...
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Crazy Wow draws post 6; Pinkman 7 at Yonkers

on 09/01/2015 2:00 AM
The two lads with Triple Crown aspirations—Pinkman and Dealt A Winner—are going to have to work for their respective second jewels Saturday night, with Yonkers Raceway hosting both the half-million dollar Yonkers Trot and the equally-pursed Messenger Stakes. Post time for the 13-race card is the customary 7:10 pm, with the 61st Yonkers Trot going as the sixth race (approximate post...
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Ont. commission vet to examine big stakes starters

on 09/01/2015 2:00 AM
On Monday, Aug. 31, the Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) issued a Notice to the Industry stating that official veterinarians will be conducting enhanced examinations of horses entered into upcoming premier events, starting with this coming weekend's stakes action at Mohawk Racetrack.   The notice states that trainers with entries in the Metro Pace and the Canadian Pacing Derby are re...
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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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