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Reverend Hanover returns with OSS Gold win

on 08/26/2015 2:00 AM
After coming close in each of his previous Gold Series starts, the 3-year-old pacing gelding Mr. Carrotts scored a narrow victory in front of a hometown crowd at Georgian Downs on Tuesday evening.   Owned and bred by Melvyn Varcoe, Mr. Carrotts trailed fan favorite Go Daddy Go in the outer lane for much of the mile and then sprinted down the stretch to get a whisker in front of Sportsmans...
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Live racing returns to VA at Oak Ridge Estate

on 08/26/2015 2:00 AM
Harness racing will return to Virginia this October for a four day pari-mutuel meet at the beautiful Oak Ridge Estate in Nelson County. Located just off Route 29 in Arrington, halfway between Charlottesville and Lynchburg, Oak Ridge last played host to pacers and trotters back in 2001.   All the action is sponsored by the Virginia Equine Alliance (VEA) and will be contested over a o...
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Centurion ATM: equipment change and win

on 08/26/2015 2:00 AM
Centurion ATM will try to build on his best start of the season, a victory last weekend in a consolation division of the Colonial Stakes at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, when he heads to Yonkers Raceway for Saturday's eliminations for the Yonkers Trot. And it was the colt's best start in more ways than one.   A notorious slow starter, Centurion ATM moved quickly from the gate in ...
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Bee A Magician, Magic Tonight to International

on 08/26/2015 2:00 AM
After two decades, the return of Yonkers Raceway's International Trot is within sight, thus it makes perfect sense that the field of world-class participants is beginning to take shape. With just under seven weeks until the million-dollar event—Saturday afternoon, Oct. 10—the connections of Bee a Magician and Magic Tonight have offered unqualified commitments.   Bee a Magician, ...
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Fluff Me Up sets world record at Northfield

on 08/26/2015 2:00 AM
Harness racing is typically a sport that has rural roots and its participants are usually males carrying on a family tradition that was started before they were even born. Most trainers and drivers had someone in their family or a close friend that took them under their wing, showed them the ropes and helped them get a start in the business.   However, trainer Kim Sloan had a much d...
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Tough Mac takes Harrington Open Trot

on 08/26/2015 2:00 AM
Michael Casalino's Tough Mac ($3.80, Jon Roberts) was victorious in the $16,000 Open Trot Wednesday at Harrington Raceway in 1:55.3.    Tough Mac was returning to his home state after a two start stint at Pocono Downs (Pa.), yielded him a third and fourth place finish. The Dylan Davis-trainee was sent immediately for the lead from post position three and assumed command from ra...
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Love Matters undefeated with PASS win

on 08/26/2015 2:00 AM
Truemass Volo and Love Matters both became two-time winners in the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes for two-year-old trotting colts with victories within the four divisions of the $251,780 third preliminary leg event on Wednesday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono.   First to record the double was the Muscle Massive-Tresbien Volo colt Truemass Volo, who set the pace then held off Slid...
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Jug future wagering opens Thursday

on 08/26/2015 2:00 AM
Wagering on the first of two Little Brown Jug future wagering pools will start at 12:00 Noon Thursday, August 27 and continues through 11:00 p.m. Sunday, August 30 at racetracks and internet sites throughout North America and Europe.   North America's leading pacer, Wiggle It Jiggleit has been installed at the 3-1 morning line favorite. The gelded son of Mr. Wiggles has won 16 of 18...
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Impressive efforts in Grassroots 2FPs

on 08/25/2015 2:00 AM
Mohawk Racetrack welcomed back the 2-year-old pacing fillies on Monday for their fourth Grassroots event and fans were treated to six impressive performances.   Good Will Hanover scored the quickest win of the evening, romping to a 1:53.2 score in the second $13,680 division for driver Paul MacDonell. Starting from post six, the fan favorites sailed through fractions of :27.1, :56.2...
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Two Yonkers Trot elims; 8 in Messenger final

on 08/25/2015 2:00 AM
Hambletonian winner Pinkman and New York Sire Stakes frosh champ Crazy Wow lead a list of 11 three year olds entered for the $580,000 Yonkers Trot.   The 61st edition of Yonkers Raceway's premier trotting event offers a pair of $40,000 elimination races this Saturday night (Aug. 29), with the first four finishers in each returning for the half-million-dollar final Saturday nigh...
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Full brother to Muscle Hill to stand at Victory Hill

on 08/25/2015 2:00 AM
Class Included, a full brother to Muscle Hill, sire of 2014 Hambletonian champion Trixton and 2015 Hambletonian runner-up Mission Brief, will stand the 2016 breeding season at Victory Hill Farm in Indiana.   Class Included is a 3-year-old son of Muscles Yankee and the American Winner mare Yankee Blondie. He was injured as a foal and made just one start as a 2 year old and subsequent...
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3 elims for Metro; 2 for She's A Great Lady

on 08/25/2015 2:00 AM
The present and future of harness racing's pacing ranks will be on display Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack for the eliminations of the Canadian Pacing Derby, Metro Pace and Shes A Great Lady.   An All-Star group of 18 older pacers have been split into two $40,000 eliminations for the Canadian Pacing Derby. The Metro Pace for two-year-old pacing colts has attracted 23 rookies separated ...
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Broadway Donna trots to 7th straight win

on 08/25/2015 2:00 AM
Broadway Donna and Whitelake Hanover remain unbeaten — they're a combined 13-13 lifetime — following wins in Tuesday's Pennsylvania Sires Stake action for freshman filly trotters at The Meadows.   The $205,840 event, known as the Delmonica Hanover, was contested over four divisions, with Kathy Parker and Womans Will taking the other splits. Though the luck of the draw has kept B...
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Allerage Echo sets 1:58.1 Monticello mark

on 08/25/2015 2:00 AM
The conditions were perfect on a beautiful summer afternoon; the temperature was 85, the infield flag limp, the track fast, all perfect conditions for a track record.   The action started right away in the first race, going for a purse of $53,500. Allerage Echo put his name in the record books by virtue of his 1:58.1 mark. It was the fourth win in a row for the Conway Hall – ...
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USTA to fund more research on cobalt

on 08/24/2015 2:00 AM
The U.S. Trotting Association announced Monday that it will fund a research study by renowned equine researchers Dr. George Maylin from Morrisville State College in New York and Dr. Karyn Malinowski and Dr. Ken McKeever of Rutgers University in New Jersey to evaluate the effects of cobalt on red blood cell production (erythropoiesis) and performance enhancement in horses. Dr. Maylin anticipate...
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"Goosebumps" in NYSS 2FT divisions

on 08/24/2015 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway Monday night hosted the $151,624 New York Sires Stakes Pat Quaglietta Trot for 2-year-old fillies. Four divisions, worth $37,556, $37,556, $38,256 and $38,256, comprised the event.   Odds-on choice Goosebump Hanover (Jim Morrill Jr., $3.30)—from post position No. 4--slipped out late, went wide and won the opening grouping in 1:59.1. Credit to Thelimit (Sam Schillac...
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Miss Tezsla fastest in PA Stallion splits

on 08/24/2015 2:00 AM
Miss Tezsla, who reached the final of the prestigious James Doherty Memorial, showed her class to a Pennsylvania Stallion Series field Monday at The Meadows when she rolled to victory in a stake-fastest 1:57.3.   The $100,000 event for freshman filly trotters was contested over five divisions, with Rose Run Reanna, Goodtogo Hanover, Thislady'sdynamite and Ardwyn Hanover taking the o...
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Gold Cup & Saucer postponed until Sunday

on 08/23/2015 2:00 AM
Officials from Red Shores at Charlottetown Driving Park announced on Saturday following a rain delay that the 56th running of the Sobeys Gold Cup & Saucer has been postponed due to unsafe track conditions.   Red Shores has announced that Charlottetown's signature race has been rescheduled for Sunday, Aug. 23 at 3 p.m. (AST). (2 p.m. EDT) The horses were just parading under th...
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Barn Doll just misses Batavia mark in NYSS

on 08/23/2015 2:00 AM
Barn Doll (Conway Hall-Headintheclouds) lived up to her hype as she toyed with the field in her division of the $120,400 New York Sires Stakes (NYSS) for 3-year-old trotting fillies at Batavia Downs on Saturday night.   As Ray Schnittker flew off the gate with Waiting Room to take an early three-length lead, Jeff Gregory floated Barn Doll out before settling in fourth. As the pack e...
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Unlocked wins Big Tom Stake in 1:49.4

on 08/23/2015 2:00 AM
The top state-bred pacers in the Prairie State had the chance to strut their stuff on Saturday, Aug. 22, at Balmoral Park as a pair stake events shared top billing on a very strong Saturday night program.   First on the docket were the state's top older pacers as a very evenly matched field of eight squared off in the $29,600 Big Tom Stake. When the smoke cleared after a heated stretch dr...
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