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July 25 Gerrity Memorial to carry $260k purse

on 07/15/2015 2:00 AM
Saratoga Casino and Raceway is set to welcome some of America's finest standardbreds 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 that evening. This year's memorial pace boasts a $260,000 purse, with total purses for the program expected to top $500,000. New York Racing Association a...
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Sophomores battle in OSS Friday at Northfield

on 07/15/2015 2:00 AM
Four divisions of Ohio Sires Stakes (OSS) for 3-year-old colts and geldings will be contested on Friday evening at Northfield Park. Post time is 6 p.m. (EDT).   Thirteen trotters and 14 pacers passed the entry box for the third leg of OSS 3-year-old contests, necessitating a pair of $40,000 splits for each gait of sophomores. The trotting divisions have been carded as races one...
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Boston Red Rocks favored in NJSS 2CP final

on 07/15/2015 2:00 AM
Boston Red Rocks, who won both of his preliminary legs, will seek to extend his unbeaten streak to three in the $100,000 New Jersey Sires Stakes Championship for pacing colts, the first of four finals for 2 year olds on Friday at the Meadowlands.   The Steve Elliott trainee has been installed as the 3-5 morning line favorite with John Campbell driving from post two in the secon...
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Indiana trainer Brad Moffitt suspended 10 years

on 07/15/2015 2:00 AM
Standardbred trainer Bradley Moffitt has been suspended for 10 years for a positive test for darbepoetin alpha ("DPO”).   DPO, an RCI Class 1 drug, is considered a performance enhancer when administered to race horses. This positive marks the first time a synthetic blood doping agent has been found in Indiana.   The penalty is the result of a settlement agreement betwee...
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Terror At Night fastest in PA Stallion at Meadows

on 07/15/2015 2:00 AM
Terror At Night moved smartly first over to score in a stake-fastest 1:54.1 in Wednesday’s $140,000 Pennsylvania Stallion Series stake for freshman filly pacers. The event was contested over seven divisions, with Triple Charm, Healthy Gain, Gingertreescarlett, Burden of Proof, Out West Somewhere and End To End Hanover taking the other splits. Aaron Merriman fashioned a stake double behi...
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Goosebump Hanover wires NYSS field at Buffalo

on 07/15/2015 2:00 AM
Goosebump Hanover had to battle to get to the lead but that was the only battle she faced the rest of the way in going wire-to-wire in 2:01.4 over the fast track to highlight the action in the New York Sire Stakes for 2-year-old filly trotters at Buffalo Raceway Wednesday night (July 15). It was the fastest of four divisions worth over $27,000 each but well off the track record of 2:...
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Churita sets new track record at Hoosier Park

on 07/15/2015 2:00 AM
Hoosier Park Racing & Casino played host to a stakes filled card on Wednesday, July 15 with three divisions of three-year-old trotting fillies and three divisions of two-year-old trotting colts battling it out in Indiana Sires Stakes elimination action. It was the second round of the elimination rounds for the two-year-old competitors and the third round for the sophomores. After the dust ...
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Andrew Goldstein breaks maiden in NYSS

on 07/14/2015 2:00 AM
State-breds returned downstate Monday night, with Yonkers Raceway hosting the $149,524 New York Sire Stakes Milt Taylor Trot for 2-year-old colts and geldings. Four divisions comprised the event, which played out rather formfully.   Odds-on number Andrew Goldstein (Kim Crawford, $3.50) did his damage in the opening ($36,856) division. Pocketed from post position No. 4, he rolled right ove...
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Sebastian K sidelined with injury

on 07/14/2015 2:00 AM
Svandstedt Stable reported on its website on Monday, July 13, that the world champion trotter Sebastian K has suffered an injury that will keep him on the sidelines for an unknown period of time.   The post on the Svanstedt Stable website from trainer Ake Svanstedt reads as follows: "Sebastian K was amazing in his first race of the year but after his la...
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Entries for Adios close 9 am Tuesday (July 21)

on 07/14/2015 2:00 AM
The Meadows Racetrack & Casino would like to remind trainers and owners that the entry box for eliminations for the $500,000 (est.) Delvin Miller Adios Pace for the Orchids Presented by Coors Light closes Tuesday (July 21) at 9 a.m. That also is the entry deadline for three other stakes on the Adios elimination card. These include the $200,000 (est.) Pennsylvania Sires Stake for 3-year-...
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Wiggle It Jiggleit favored in Meadowlands Pace

on 07/14/2015 2:00 AM
Wiggle It Jiggleit is ideally positioned for the $706,000 Crawford Farms Meadowlands Pace. The 4-5 favorite has a cozy starting spot--post 4 against nine rivals--in the signature event at the Meadowlands on Saturday night.   Wiggle It Jiggleit has dominated the 3-year-old pacing division. The son of Mr. Wiggles has won 14 of 15 races in his brilliant career for owner George Tea...
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Sheppard 2CP final on tap Saturday at Yonkers

on 07/14/2015 2:00 AM
Elimination winners Tailgunner Hanover (Ray Schnittker) and Do Over Hanover (Jason Bartlett) drew post position Nos. 3 and 8, respectively, for Saturday night's $107,500 final of Yonkers Raceway's Lawrence B. Sheppard Pace.   Yonkers' premier event for "open” 2-year-old pacing colts and geldings honors the man who made Hanover Shoe Farms North America's leading Standardbred breeding op...
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Yonkers cancels Tuesday after downpours

on 07/14/2015 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway cancelled the final seven races of its scheduled Tuesday (July 14) matinee program due to poor track conditions. A series of downpours during the early portion of the card led to several delays and, despite prolonged track maintenance, eventually rendered the racing surface "unplayable."   After a scheduled Wednesday dark day, live racing is set to resume Thursday (J...
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Meadows scholarship winners announced

on 07/14/2015 2:00 AM
The Meadows Standardbred Owners Association (MSOA) has announced the winners of its 2015 MSOA Collegiate Scholarships. The $5,000 MSOA Scholarship, presented by the MSOA Board of Directors, has been awarded to Ryan Zidek, a student at Saint Vincent College. He is the son of Jeff Zidek.   Riley Harvey, son of Naquel Harvey, has been awarded the $3,200 Crazed Scholarship, present...
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Cowgirl Hall takes Meadows mare trot feature

on 07/14/2015 2:00 AM
Cowgirl Hall pulled the pocket at the three-quarters and exploded to an insurmountable lead en route to victory in Tuesday's $20,000 Filly & Mare Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows.   Cowgirl Hall made the early lead but released Majestic Ginger at the quarter pole. When Dave Palone tipped Cowgirl Hall off the cones, the 6-year-old daughter of Cash ...
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Tribute to Canadian Hall of Famers at Mohawk

on 07/14/2015 2:00 AM
Standardbred racing fans will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with many harness racing greats this Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack.   The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame and Standardbred Canada's "I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club” will be hosting a Tribute Night this Saturday evening at Mohawk. Racing fans will have the chance to meet Hall of Fame me...
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Franky Provolone wins again at Running Aces

on 07/13/2015 2:00 AM
A pair of $8,000 Opens, a $7,500 mini-series final, and an $11,000 open for Minnesota-sired 3-year-old trotters shared the spotlight on Sunday night at Running Aces.   The open trotters were the first of the four featured races to go postward and second choice Franky Provolone prevailed as he has so many times at Running Aces over the past three seasons. Robin Clements' pride and joy used...
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CHHA, SBOANJ to host free barbecue at Gaitway Farm

on 07/13/2015 2:00 AM
The CHHA and the SBOA of New Jersey will host a free barbecue at Gaitway Farm on Monday, July 20 at 12:30 p.m. The event is open to everyone and will feature Ron Dancer, son of the late Stanley Dancer, speaking about the race of life. Gaitway Farm is a beautiful place to spend a few hours listening to music, munching on a burger and enjoying the company of Christians in harness racin...
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2FT Caprice Hill powerful 1:55.2 winner

on 07/13/2015 2:00 AM
If the performances in Sunday night's Gold Series season opener at Georgian Downs were any indication, Ontario has produced another world class group of two-year-old trotting fillies. Caprice Hill established the lofty standard for the evening in the first $52,500 division with a commanding gate-to-wire victory in 1:55.2. Yannick Gingras made his first-ever trip to Georgian Downs for the ra...
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Persuasive Look tops Illinois fillies at Balmoral

on 07/13/2015 2:00 AM
Illinois conceived and foaled action grabbed the Sunday headlines at Balmoral Park with a pair of state-bred events for diagonally gaited three-year-olds sharing top billing on the 10-race program. The "boys” kicked off the action in race four as a field of eight colts and geldings met in the $8,000 Brandenburg Stake. Once again, this figured to be a battle between the top two colts in th...
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