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Pure Country completes PASS sweep

on 08/19/2015 2:00 AM
The undefeated Pure Country completed her sweep of four Pennsylvania Sires Stakes preliminary legs, and Newborn Sassy set track and stake records in Wednesday’s PASS action at The Meadows. The $212,776 event for freshman filly pacers, known as the Meadow Cheer, was contested over four divisions, with Shezarealdeal and Call Me Queen Be taking the other splits. Pure Country was on top ear...
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Dayson's 1:57.4 leads NYSS at Yonkers

on 08/18/2015 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway Monday night hosted the $150,224 New York Sire Stakes Lew Barasch Trot for 2-year-old colts and geldings. The event, honoring the memory of "Tootie,” the man who help turn Roosevelt Raceway into a household word(s) during the sport's golden age and made the International Trot a world-class happening.   Whether this group of plebes eventually becomes world class is ...
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Hill Angel takes Pure Ivory Series final

on 08/18/2015 2:00 AM
A John Bax trained filly can never be overlooked and once again Monday night at Mohawk Racetrack that statement rang true in the final of the Pure Ivory Series.   A field of 10 rookie trotting fillies contested the $35,400 final of the Pure Ivory Series. Fresh off her victory in last week's second leg, Pennies From Above was sent off as the 3/5 choice for trainer/driver Dustin Jones...
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Luck O The Irish wins OSS Gold for Durands

on 08/18/2015 2:00 AM
Throughout his career Luck O The Irish has been a consistent player on the Ontario Sires Stakes circuit, but the three-year-old trotting colt has recently found a new gear, posting his third straight victory and his first Gold Series win of the season at Mohawk Racetrack on Monday. "I'll tell you what it is, he's a big-strided colt and he's finally developed power to drive his stride,” sa...
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Working to save Showplace greenspace

on 08/18/2015 2:00 AM
Assemblymen Ron Dancer and Rob Clifton are leading an effort to save Showplace Farms, which announced it will be closing on Oct. 1. The facility covers over 150 acres in Millstone Township, and includes racetracks, a therapy swimming pool, paddocks and a blacksmith shop.   Showcase Farms opened in 1979 and has been the venue for many of the nation's most successful race horses and t...
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Count Me In makes up big ground to win

on 08/18/2015 2:00 AM
Trailing by 6 lengths at the half, Count Me In launched a prolonged move that carried him to victory in Monday's $18,000 Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows.   Count Me In picked up live cover from Lady's Dude but remained three lengths back at the top of the lane. The 6-year-old Full Count-Howl gelding found another gear for Mike Wilder and zipped by the leader, Tamarind, to tri...
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Unlocked upsets in Open Pace at Tioga

on 08/18/2015 2:00 AM
Employing a first-over push into the far turn, the Megan Rogers Racing Stables' Unlocked ($15.40) accelerated clear of his four rivals en route to a 1:50 minor upset in Monday (August 17) evening's $14,000 Open Pace at Tioga Downs.   Marcus Miller settled the 4-year-old Duneside Perch entire just off a pressured early pace, tracking Believe This Bob (Aaron Byron) and Steelhead Hanov...
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Forest City Sale yearling roster now online

on 08/18/2015 2:00 AM
Canada's Forest City Selected Yearling Sale will be held at the Western Fair Agriplex in London Ontario on Sunday October 25. The online roster is now available with pedigrees at forestcitysale.com. The sale roster can be sorted by Sire, Dam, Hip, or Consignor. Videos will be added as soon as they are available. The sale catalog can be ordered online and will be mailed out on Sept. 9. Yearl...
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Reviews to Trot Commander, Bs Tyrrific

on 08/18/2015 2:00 AM
Grand Circuit racing commenced on Monday (Aug. 17) at the Illinois State Fair in Springfield with a pair of Review Stakes for 2-year-olds.   In the $23,200 event for freshman trotters, driver Lewayne Miller sent Trot Commander right to the front and they were never caught in a mile timed in 2:00.1. The son of Cantab Hall-Lulu De Revenue opened up in the stretch for a 9-1/4 length tr...
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Meadows owner Tony Capone dies at 91

on 08/18/2015 2:00 AM
Anthony "Tony” Capone, who raced horses at The Meadows for many years, died Thursday, Aug. 13. He was 91. Mr. Capone was born in Aliquippa, Pa. After graduating from high school he enlisted in the armed services in March 1943, serving with the 77th Field Hospital. He was honorably discharged in April 1946 after having received the American Service Medal, European African Middle Eastern Ca...
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Indiana State Fair races postponed

on 08/18/2015 2:00 AM
The races for the Indiana State Fair have been postponed due to track conditions. The Grand Circuit races scheduled for Wednesday (Aug. 19) have been moved to Thursday (Aug. 20) with a 6 pm post.   The Indiana Sired Fair Circuit Consolation and Championship races scheduled for Thursday (Aug. 20) will now begin at 11 a.m. on Friday (Aug. 21). The ISFC Consolations will be contested f...
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Harrisburg sale preview now posted online

on 08/18/2015 2:00 AM
The Standardbred Horse Sales Company is proud to announce that its 77th Annual Harrisburg Yearling Sale Preview is now posted on our website, http://www.theblackbook.com/. Individual yearling pedigrees will soon follow, with yearling video links posted closer to the sale.   Yearling sale dates are Monday, Nov. 2, through Wednesday, Nov. 4, featuring 1,015 yearlings – 615 by P...
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ONT: claimed horses can be tested for cobalt

on 08/18/2015 2:00 AM
On Tuesday, Aug. 18, the Ontario Racing Commission issued a Notice to the Industry which states that the commission has amended one of its directives to now reflect that claimed horses can be tested for cobalt. Via release – the contents of which appear below – the ORC has announced that if claimants wish to have a horse tested for cobalt, they must note that on the official claim form. ...
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FFA trotters and pacing mares invade Vernon Downs

on 08/18/2015 2:00 AM
Friday night at Vernon Downs will see Grand Circuit racing come to town as the free-for-all trotters and pacing mares invade the venerable Upstate New York oval.   The $200,000 Crawford Farms Open (Race 9) fields 10 top trotting horses with combined earnings of more than $10 million along with an international flair. Quebec owned Ontario-bred star Flanagan's Memory is currently the ...
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Nassagaweya, Eternal Camnation set for Mohawk

on 08/18/2015 2:00 AM
A strong group of rookie pacers will arrive at Mohawk Racetrack on Saturday to contest the Nassagaweya and Eternal Camnation Stakes.   The Nassagaweya and Eternal Camnation serve as final preps for the Metro Pace and She's A Great Lady Stakes eliminations on Saturday, Aug. 29.   A total of 21 two-year-old pacing colts and geldings have been split into three $78,...
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Pinkman, "Wiggle It," head to Super Stakes Saturday

on 08/18/2015 2:00 AM
The two top-rated horses in 2015 North American harness racing, the 3-year-old geldings Pinkman and Wiggle It Jiggleit, will continue their battle for number-one status in the sport this Saturday night during the $2,435,000 Super Stakes Saturday card at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, going in consecutive races – first Pinkman in the $500,000 Colonial Trot, and then Wiggle It Jiggleit ...
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PA Stallion 2FP mark equaled at The Meadows

on 08/18/2015 2:00 AM
Despite an off track, Tipton Teeez and Valuable Art each scored in1:53.4 to match Palm Beach's stake record in Tuesday's $100,000 Pennsylvania Stallion Series event at The Meadows.   The stake for freshman filly pacers was contested over five divisions, with Hailey Hanover, Albany Girl and Healthy Gain taking the other splits. Dave Palone enjoyed a stake double, behind Tipton Teeez ...
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Napolitano wins 10; tractor interferes with race

on 08/17/2015 2:00 AM
George Napolitano Jr., the leading driver at both Harrah's Philadelphia and The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono who is coming off a 100-win month in the sulky during July, won 10 races on Sunday to raise his count to 60 triumphs in the first 16 days of August. And we'll never know if he would have won an 11th on Sunday -- because a tractor got in the way. Napolitano was red-hot at Philly to ...
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2YO Jack Vernon trots 1:53.3 in Tompkins

on 08/17/2015 2:00 AM
Sixteen stakes events comprised Sunday (August 16) afternoon's card at Tioga Downs, and while In the Arsenal ($3.50) and Divine Caroline ($6.90) punched their tickets for next week's Empire Breeders Classic finals by way of sub-1:50 miles, it was 2-year-old trotter Jack Vernon ($3.40) who stole the show with a 1:53.3 effort in his Arthur Tompkins Memorial division. Jack Vernon (pictured), a...
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Big City Jewel takes Vernon Open in 1:51.3

on 08/17/2015 2:00 AM
Taking advantage of a second-over trip, Big City Jewel ($3.80) kicked cover at head-stretch and held off a stout late charge from 18-1 longshot Some Or Lis to capture Sunday (August 16) afternoon's featured $8,000 Open II Pace at Vernon Downs. John MacDonald settled at the back of the pack early on with the 4-year-old Artiscape gelding, having no part of the pace while A Fool For Mark (Dust...
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