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Hoosier adds overnight series to Dan Patch night

on 08/01/2015 2:00 AM
Hoosier Park Racing & Casino recently announced the addition of four overnight series to compliment Indiana's most prestigious pacing race, the Dan Patch Stakes on Friday, Aug. 14.   Boasting an increased purse for the 2015 edition, the Dan Patch Stakes will serve as Indiana's richest harness race with an estimated purse of $300,000 and will now be supported by an all-star, 14-r...
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Cinamony rolls to Yonkers Open victory

on 08/01/2015 2:00 AM
The names have not been changed to protect the innocent, because the song remains the same.   Cinamony (George Brennan, $4.80) continued her roll Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's $48,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace.   Remanded outside her seven rivals and caught what appeared about 46-wide leaving, the 7-5 choice nonetheless had few issues. They weren't goin...
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Napolitano has 100-win month in July

on 08/01/2015 2:00 AM
George Napolitano Jr., the leading driver at both The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono and Harrah's Philadelphia, and who celebrated his 7,000th career victory earlier this month, achieved the driving "century mark" for July, posting victory 100 in the final day of the month Friday night at Pocono with the trotter Ras Shaknthtbacon.   Napolitano had 95 victoriesgoing into Friday's r...
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Morrill dominates Sires Stakes at Tioga

on 08/01/2015 2:00 AM
Jim Morrill Jr. continued his success on the New York Sires Stakes circuit on Friday evening at Tioga Downs, prevailing in five of the evening's 10 races.   Among his wins was a $56,500 New York Sires Stakes split for 2-year-old pacing fillies, in which Soft Idea ($3.00) kicked clear in the upper stretch after staving off mild pressure on the far turn.   Soft Idea, a da...
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Historical Racing machines arrive at Red Mile

on 08/01/2015 2:00 AM
Officials from Red Mile and Kentucky Horse Racing Commission were on hand to receive the first shipment of historical racing terminals on Monday, July 27, at the emerging entertainment facility located in the heart of Lexington. Chris Clark, Director of Enforcement and Licensing for KHRC and Shannon Cobb, CFO, The Red Mile were present as the first terminals rolled off the van at 9:30 a.m. ...
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Dude's The Man wins Adios

on 08/01/2015 2:00 AM
He was forced into a first-over challenge and skipped shadows for much of the mile, but when all was said and done, Dude’s The Man captured Saturday’s $400,000 final of the Delvin Miller Adios Pace for the Orchids Presented by Coors Light at The Meadows in 1:48.4, fourth-fastest in the 49-year history of the event. Yankee Bounty rallied for second, two lengths back, while Lost For Wor...
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Oaks elims to Lock Down Lindy, Spirit To Win

on 08/01/2015 2:00 AM
Lock Down Lindy and Spirit To Win were the winners Saturday night of the two $35,000 elimination races to determine starters in the $500,000 Hambletonian Oaks, to be held at the Meadowlands on Aug. 8. The Oaks is the filly companion race to the $1 million Hambletonian.   Both the Hambletonian and Oaks will be shown live on CBS Sports Network from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Post positions w...
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Burke's Storm Point, Sassa Hanover in Adioo Volos

on 08/01/2015 2:00 AM
Trainer Ron Burke swept both divisions of Saturday's $125,000 Quinton Patterson Adioo Volo for 3-year-old filly pacers with Storm Point and Sassa Hanover. The Grand Circuit stake was part of the Adios Day card at The Meadows Racetrack & Casino.   Black Horse Racing's Storm Point launched a relentless first-over move from fourth for Dave Palone. The daughter of Somebeachsomewhere...
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Freshmen impressive in Arden Downs splits

on 08/01/2015 2:00 AM
Promising 2 year olds competed for more than $151,000 in a pair of Arden Downs stakes Saturday as part of the Adios Day card at The Meadows Racetrack & Casino.   In the $71,170 Governor Lawrence for 2-year-old colt and gelding pacers, Ideal Jimmy, bet down to 3-5 despite making breaks in his previous two starts, stormed home in :54.3 from second-over to catch Big Top Hanover and...
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Hanovers for 2 year olds raced at Balmoral

on 08/01/2015 2:00 AM
Grand Circuit racing action returned to Balmoral Park on Saturday as a pair of Hanover Stakes for 2-year-old pacers shared top billing on the 12-race card. A total of 13 colts and geldings were dropped into the box necessitating a split into two $21,325 divisions for the boys while nine pacing fillies were sent postward for a purse of $32,900.   In the first division for the co...
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Longo sweeps Running Aces features

on 08/01/2015 2:00 AM
Veteran horseman Gerry Longo seems to be getting better with age. Now 70 years old, but still going strong with a string of ten horses in his stable, driver Longo swept to victory in the last three races on the Saturday night card at Running Aces. With the triple, Longo leaped back into fourth place in the current drivers' standings sporting 30 wins in the first 29 nights of the 53-night meet....
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Just A Jolt repeats in Governor's Cup

on 07/31/2015 2:00 AM
Janet Hudson's Just A Jolt ($3.20, Victor Kirby) notched his second straight $40,000 Governor's Cup Thursday at Harrington Raceway with a 1:51.2 triumph as part of the annual Governor's Day program during the Delaware State Fair.   As the richest program of the year for Delaware harness racing, $610,000 in total purses was up for grabs for exclusively Delaware owned and/or bred hors...
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LA Delight shines in Whenuwishuponastar

on 07/31/2015 2:00 AM
Ontario Sires Stakes Gold winner LA Delight scored another impressive victory Thursday night at Mohawk Racetrack in second leg action of the Whenuwishuponastar Series.   A field of seven rookie pacing fillies squared off in the $12,000 second round of the three-week series event. The Bob McIntosh trainee LA Delight, who did not compete in round one, was made the heavy 1-5 favorite o...
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Lost For Words brings masseuse to Adios

on 07/31/2015 2:00 AM
Forget the driver. Don't care about the trainer. As he prepares for Saturday's $400,000 final of the Delvin Miller Adios Pace for the Orchids Presented by Coors Light at The Meadows Racetrack & Casino, all Lost For Words wants is his masseuse.   Although Lost For Words has banked $330,642 in his career and is undefeated in this year's Pennsylvania Sires Stakes, massage isn't a f...
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Strategic Wagering adds tri guaranteed pools

on 07/31/2015 2:00 AM
As August begins, the U.S. Trotting Association's Strategic Wagering program will be adding a new, guaranteed pool wager, trifectas, to the menu at three racetracks: Balmoral Park, Maywood Park and Northfield Park.   In addition, among those three tracks there will be a combination of USTA Strategic Wagers with guaranteed pools for a trifecta, Pick 4 and High Five every night during...
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Big Saturday night card at the Meadowlands

on 07/31/2015 2:00 AM
The penultimate weekend of racing at the Meadowlands for the 2015 Championship Meet ends with a baker's dozen high quality, competitive races. Many of this Saturday's races have strong implications toward next week's Hambletonian Day card.   The Hambletonian Oaks eliminations are featured as the sixth and seventh races with two balanced fields of eight sophomore filly trotters vying...
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Takter wins 6 on final baby race card at Big M

on 07/31/2015 2:00 AM
Breakfast with the Babies, Final Edition drew a small crowd of dedicated racing enthusiasts to enjoy the weather and the chocolate babka along with some nice trotting and pacing prospects. They ended as they began with the Jimmy Takter Stable the undisputed star of the show.   NJSS 2-year-old filly trot final winner All The Time put on a public workout this morning for the Takter/Ya...
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John Campbell breaks wrist in Big M baby race

on 07/31/2015 2:00 AM
Hall of Fame driver John Campbell suffered a broken wrist as a result of an accident during a 2-year-old baby race Friday morning at the Meadowlands. Campbell told harnessracing.com that x-rays taken immediately afterward at the hospital revealed the break, but he's also going to his own doctor later Friday afternoon to determine the severity of the injury.   Cam...
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Monti bobblehead day at Batavia Sept. 5

on 07/30/2015 2:00 AM
Batavia Downs is pleased to announce that popular local reinsman, "Driving” Drew Monti, will be featured as a bobblehead to be given away on Saturday, Sept. 5.   "When we first started discussing this project last year, we spoke with our customers to see who they would like to see used as the focus of this promotion and the overwhelming response was 'Driving Drew,' said Todd ...
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Pocono getting ready for 50th anniversary

on 07/30/2015 2:00 AM
On July 15, 1965, a $7 million harness racing track named Pocono Downs first opened its doors in Northeast Pennsylvania. Thousands of fans were on hand as Satin Queen was the first to cross the finish line on that sultry summer night.   Fifty years later that track, now called The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, continues to host exhilarating harness racing several nights a week from M...
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