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Freshmen vie in Sires Stakes at Northfield Friday

on 07/23/2015 2:00 AM
Eleven fields of Ohio Sires Stakes (OSS) freshman go postward Friday night at Northfield Park, all vying for a purse of $40,000 in each division. Six pacing and five trotting divisions will feature a host of Ohio-bred colts and geldings returning for the second leg of this four-leg series. A total of 86 youngsters have been entered, 37 trotters and 49 pacers—with 11 newcomers joining the ...
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Batavia kicks off 69th season on July 27

on 07/23/2015 2:00 AM
The 69th season of live racing at America's oldest lighted harness track gets underway on Monday, July 27, with post time set for 6:35 p.m. That is the first of 70 live racing dates to be contested during the Batavia Downs summer-fall session that runs through Dec. 12.   The racing schedule begins with a Sunday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday rotation for the month of August and s...
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Fields set for Battle of Waterloo, Belles elims

on 07/23/2015 2:00 AM
On Monday night, July 27, 17 colts and 25 fillies will vie for a spot on center stage of Grand River Raceway's marquee event, Industry Day.   While the 25th anniversary of the horse racing industry celebration is on Aug. 3, finalists in the Battle of Waterloo and Battle of the Belles will be decided on July 27, as the Elora, Ontario., track hosts a total of five elimination ro...
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Showplace Farms closing as training center

on 07/23/2015 2:00 AM
After 36 years of being one of New Jersey's premier Standardbred horse training facilities, Showplace Farms will close its doors on Oct. 1, 2015.   Showplace, which can stable more than 425 standardbred race horses, is located on 140 acres and is equipped with state-of-the-art amenities. "It has been a good run”, said Bix DiMeo, General Manager, "But with fewer horses raci...
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USTA owners seminar at Goshen Sale Sept. 12

on 07/23/2015 2:00 AM
The Goshen (NY) Yearling Sale, in conjunction with the US Trotting Association (USTA), will conduct a free, introductory seminar for those considering first time horse ownership of a Standardbred on Saturday, Sept. 12.   The seminar, which will run from 11 to 3 pm, will cover the risks and rewards of horse ownership, the various ways to get started owning a horse, costs, shopping st...
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Springfield, DuQuoin race dates finalized

on 07/23/2015 2:00 AM
Jim Hannon, general manager of both Illinois State Fairs at Springfield and DuQuoin, told harnessracing.com Thursday afternoon that a race scheduled has been finalized and there will be racing at both sites in 2015. "There is a lot of concern in Illinois because there has been no funding for stakes payments by the department for fiscal 2016, which started June 1,” said Hannon. "So a lot o...
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Meadows locals taking a shot in Adios

on 07/23/2015 2:00 AM
The 49th edition of the $525,000 Delvin Miller Adios Pace for the Orchids Presented by Coors Lite includes a larger-than-usual contingent of locally owned or based horses reaching for the orchids in the signature event of their hometown track.   Three Adios eliminations are set for Saturday evening, with the top three in each division returning for the final on Saturday afternoon, A...
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Kindergarten in session Friday at Meadowlands

on 07/23/2015 2:00 AM
The final stretch of the Meadowlands Championship Meet gets underway Friday with five divisions of the Kindergarten Series for freshman trotters.   The first of three divisions for the boys opens the 12-race program. Taco Tuesday draws morning-line favoritism for trainer Frank Antonacci and driver Tim Tetrick. The Cantab Hall colt makes his pari-mutuel debut off a trio of quali...
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Doctor Butch has post 6 in Gerrity Memorial

on 07/23/2015 2:00 AM
Doctor Butch is the type of horse that dislikes wearing a blanket, even on the coldest days of winter. A blanket in the winner's circle, though, is another story.   "No problem with that,” Brad McNinch said with a laugh after detailing how Doctor Butch destroyed two winter blankets this year. "He loves standing in the winner's circle with a blanket.”   McNinch assists...
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New Weekend Preview now available!

on 07/23/2015 2:00 AM
Natural Herbie left home in Indiana last year about this time and became a star on the East Coast, and Verlin Yoder embarks on hopefully the same journey this weekend at the Meadowlands. Yoder's story, as well as a preview of the New Jersey Classic and Miss New Jersey, which highlight the Saturday B M card, is in the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview. Also, Adriano Sorella was on t...
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2FP Shes Lights Out 1:53.4 series leg winner

on 07/23/2015 2:00 AM
A group of six rookie pacing fillies squared off Thursday night at Mohawk Racetrack in the first leg of the Whenuwishuponastar Series.   Shes Lights Out and driver Paul MacDonell came out on top in the field of six to win the $12,000 opening leg in 1:53.4. A daughter of Somebeachsomewhere, Shes Lights Out showed early speed to grab the lead ahead of Miss Print and posted an opening-...
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Burke's Make Or Miss 1:56.2 PASS winner

on 07/23/2015 2:00 AM
There were upsets a plenty in Pennsylvania Sires Stakes action at Harrah's Philadelphia on Thursday (July 23) afternoon. 2-year-old colt and gelding trotters were in action in five divisions, each going for a purse of just over $52,000.   In the first division, it was Jon Erdner and Martin Garey's Truemass Volo (Tim Tetrick) turning a pocket journey into victory. The son of Muscle...
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Homicide Hunter wins 8th straight race

on 07/23/2015 2:00 AM
With an impressive showing by Indiana's three-year-old trotting fillies last evening at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino in stakes action, their male counterparts were not to be outdone in their turn of Indiana Sires Stakes on Thursday, July 23. A field of ten sophomore trotting colts lined up behind the gate in the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes final and once again, the race left no doubt as to wh...
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Andover Halls, Tetrick win 3 PA Stallions

on 07/22/2015 2:00 AM
The "Bionic Man,” driver Tim Tetrick, showed that his parts don't rust in the rain, capturing three of the eight divisions of the $160,000 second round of the Pennsylvania Stallion Series for 2-year-old trotting fillies Tuesday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono over "off” going (the first five sections on a track rated "sloppy,” the last three on a "good” surface).   ...
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Luke wins four at Running Aces

on 07/22/2015 2:00 AM
Driver Luke Plano captured half on the eight races on the Tuesday night program at Running Aces, including a triumph in the night's featured $8,000 Open Pace. Plano worked out an ideal two-hole trip for Coopers Beach as he followed heavily-favored Headsup Yankee (Nick Roland) until the head of the stretch then held off fellow closers Quality Sport (Tony Succarotte) and It's Getting Hairy ...
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Campbell strikes gold at Georgian Downs

on 07/22/2015 2:00 AM
Hall of Fame driver John Campbell made his first appearance at Georgian Downs on Tuesday evening, making the trip up from his New Jersey home to partner 2-year-old trotting colt Tony Soprano in Ontario Sires Stakes action.   "I got to Grand River last year, and this is my first trip to Georgian Downs,” said Campbell, who is considered one of the leading reinsmen of all time. "Very...
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Hazel Park cancels last 10 Thoroughbred dates

on 07/22/2015 2:00 AM
Hazel Park Raceway, which had no Standardbred race dates in 2015 but was granted 40 Thoroughbred dates, was given approval Tuesday morning by the Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB) to cancel its final 10 dates due to insufficient funds.   Richard Kalm, executive director of the MGCB, said in a press release that it appears the situation came about as a result of overspending, and ...
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Badiou Hanover hopes for better luck in Adios

on 07/22/2015 2:00 AM
When it came to the draw for last week's Crawford Farms Meadowlands Pace, Badiou Hanover was more like "Badluck” Hanover, getting stuck with the most outside starting spot--post 10. At least as the gelding prepares for Saturday's eliminations for the $525,000 Delvin Miller Adios Pace at The Meadows, he is off to a better start. Badiou Hanover will start his elimination, the second of th...
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$260,000 Gerrity Memorial headlines Stga Saturday

on 07/22/2015 2:00 AM
Saratoga Casino and Raceway is set to welcome some of the country's finest horses for the seventh annual Joe Gerrity Jr. Memorial Free for All (FFA) Pace on Saturday, July 25. The first post time is scheduled for 7:05 pm.   This year's Joe Gerrity Jr. Memorial Pace features a high quality field of eight elite horses competing for $260,000. Notable entries in this year's pace in...
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Cue Hall upsets in PASS at the Meadows

on 07/22/2015 2:00 AM
Dismissed at 23-1, Cue Hall ran the rack when he powered through the Lightning Lane to capture a division of Wednesday’s Hickory Smoke, a $189,616 Pennsylvania Sires Stake for 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters at The Meadows. Wicker Hanover took the other split. Cue Hall, Bob Key’s homebred son of Andover Hall-Curli Cue, hit the ticket in several prior PASS legs, but he’s endured...
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